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Small SUVs are the hottest segment in the new car market right now. So maybe it shouldn’t be surprising that a big chunk of the new vehicle unveilings at the Los Angeles Auto Show were little crossover SUVs.

It seemed like there was an SUV popping out every time you turned around. For starters, Ford unveiled its new EcoSport just before the show with DJ Khaled doing the honors.

The Jeep Compass is another example of the car market’s madness for small-sized SUVs. The current version is a strong seller despite abysmal reviews. Consumer Reports gave it the lowest rating of any compact SUV and Car & Driver awarded it a mere 1.5 out of a possible five stars.

And yet, as of last month, Jeep Compass sales for the year were up 44%. According to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAM), which makes Jeeps, the sales jump reflects the Compass’s relatively low price given all the desirable SUV features that it offers.

DJ Khaled unveils new Ford EcoSport on Snapchat

It’s too soon to know, of course, how good the new Compass is but it should at least be a vast improvement over the outgoing model. Since it’s a Jeep, engineers took off-road capability seriously in creating the new Compass. Two different full-time all-wheel-drive systems are available including a super-slow off-road “crawl” gearing ratio. “Trail Rated” versions can wade through 19 inches of water and climb over steep hills and out of tight ditches. At the same time, Jeep also promises better on-road behavior.

Top Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Guess?, Inc.(GES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Several apparel retailers recently disproved the bears, who believed that sluggish mall traffic, e-tailers, and fast fashion players would bury older clothing stores. That list of winners includes Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF), Guess (NYSE:GES), and Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL), which rallied 81%, 116%, and 106%, respectively, over the past 12 months.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Guess?, Inc. (NYSE:GES) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group raised their FY2019 earnings estimates for shares of Guess? in a research note issued on Thursday, August 30th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst J. Stichter now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $1.03 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $0.98. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Guess?’s Q4 2019 earnings at $0.72 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.46 EPS.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street saw mixed performance in the stock market on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average setting a record high even as other indexes gave up ground. Weak performances from the small-cap Russell 2000 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite reflected concerns about whether rallies in those areas of the market have become overextended, but investors in the larger global companies in the Dow like the more favorable trade environment that’s emerged in recent days. Even so, some individual stocks suffered setbacks. Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD), Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU), and Guess? (NYSE:GES) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: CRM, GOOGL, DKS
    Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) will report earnings after the bell. The cloud computing giant is expected to report earnings per share of $0.47 on top of $3.23 billion in revenue. With strong cloud-computing demand from businesses, expect a lot of anticipation around the company’s third-quarter forecast and full-year outlook. Investors will also be looking for an update on the impact of its acquisition of MuleSoft, the largest deal in Salesforce history. The White House is pressuring Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) after President Trump accused the team behind the Google search engine of selective bias. Trump believes that Google has been hiding positive news about him, but he failed to provide any evidence to his claims. Trump’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, said the White House is “having a look” at Google, but didn’t provide any details on the plan. Shares of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) are on the move thanks to a big upgrade from Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS). Analysts at the investment bank hiked their price target for AMZN stock to $2,500 per share. That figure would push the e-commerce giant’s market capitalization to a whopping $1.2 trillion. This is the highest price target among the 41 analysts covering the stock, according to data from FactSet. Look for additional earnings reports from Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. (NYSE: DKS), American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO), PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH), Guess? Inc. (NYSE: GES), Express Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPR), and Tilly’s Inc. (Nasdaq: TLYS).

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Guess? Inc. (NYSE:GES) fell 19.4% on Thursday after the clothing retailer announced solid fiscal first-quarter 2019 results but followed with underwhelming forward earnings guidance.

Top Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: CACI International, Inc.(CACI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) and CACI (NYSE:CACI) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    CACI (NYSE:CACI) earlier this year fell short in its audacious bid to steal CSRA from the arms of General Dynamics, but the company did walk away with an attractive consolation prize from the deal.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    That reasoning has fueled the rush of consolidation and explains why we are likely to see further deals in the quarters to come. Specifically, there’s CACI International (NYSE:CACI), the rumored runner-up for Engility. CACI also made an unsuccessful attempt to break up General Dynamics’ deal for CSRA, and will now face a landscape with three pure-play companies — plus a General Dynamics that is significantly larger than CACI — and seems destined to act.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) and CACI International (NYSE:CACI) are two very different companies who rely on a common customer: The U.S. government. Kratos is a onetime wireless-infrastructure vendor who in recent years has focused on microwave electronics, satellite communications, and, most recently, drones. CACI meanwhile was founded in the 1960s by a pair of RAND Corp. alums interested initially in commercializing a software programming language.

Top Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.(NOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $2.20.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets are cheering a major development in efforts to fix the ongoing trade conflict between the United States and China. According to Reuters, Chinese telecom giant ZTE has signed an agreement to get back into business with its American partners. The agreement will lift a ban by the U.S. Commerce Department that prevented China’s No. 2 telecommunications equipment from buying from U.S. suppliers. This is a major development, and one that signals progress among trade officials from both nations. There are now more job openings in the United States than available workers. This is the first time that the Department of Labor has documented this phenomenon. There are 6.7 million openings compared to the 6.4 million workers available to fill those positions. As a result, U.S. companies have been forced to increase compensation in order to attract talent. All of the positive economic development could come to a screeching halt should the U.S. experience the largest labor strike in a decade. Reports indicate that the Teamsters and the United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) are on a collision course that could result in a general strike. The union has announced that 260,000 UPS employees have authorized a strike should both sides fail to reach a labor deal by August 1. UPS is responsible for the transport of 6% of the nation’s gross domestic product.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, NOG, WFC
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) investors remain committed to giving Chairman Elon Musk more of their money. On Tuesday, shareholders struck down proposals that would have removed Musk from the chairman role and shaken up the board of directors. Both proposals failed. At the same shareholder event, Musk announced plans for Tesla to open a production facility in Shanghai and projected that his firm will likely produce 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week by the end of June. In deal news, defense contractor Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOG) has won U.S. antitrust approval to purchase rocket moto

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) – Equities research analysts at Imperial Capital cut their FY2019 earnings estimates for Northern Oil & Gas in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, June 13th. Imperial Capital analyst J. Wangler now anticipates that the energy company will post earnings per share of $0.33 for the year, down from their previous forecast of $0.34. Imperial Capital has a “Hold” rating and a $3.00 price objective on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Northern Oil & Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 7th. The energy company reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $66.61 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $77.25 million.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) – Seaport Global Securities lowered their Q3 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Northern Oil & Gas in a research report issued on Thursday, June 28th. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly now forecasts that the energy company will earn $0.12 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.13. Seaport Global Securities currently has a “Buy” rating and a $4.00 target price on the stock. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Northern Oil & Gas’ FY2019 earnings at $0.51 EPS.

Top Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: ABAXIS Inc.(ABAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Abaxis Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) shares hit an all-time high early on Wednesday after it was announced that Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) would be acquiring the firm. The acquisition is expected to enhance Zoetis’ presence in veterinary diagnostics, a category of the animal health industry with approximately 10% compound annual growth over the past three years.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Tiedemann Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 3,000 shares of the medical research company’s stock, valued at approximately $213,000.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares jumped 26.5 percent to $6.9042. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares climbed 17.4 percent to $3.11. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BDL) shares jumped 17 percent to $27.97 following Q2 results. Flanigan's Enterprises posted Q2 earnings of $0.75 per share on sales of $29.456 million.
    Borqs Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRQS) rose 15.8 percent to $8.05 after reporting Q1 results.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) jumped 15.3 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 15.1 percent to $6.33.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) rose 13.8 percent to $6.27.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) gained 12.8 percent to $5.98. H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Enphase Energy with a Buy rating.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares surged 12.1 percent to $21.68 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) climbed 11.6 percent to $2.399.
    Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: AHPI) surged 11.4 percent to $3.0643.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) gained 11.1 percent to $24.40 after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) rose 10.9 percent to $3.16.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) gained 10.1 percent to $11.71 after reporting Q1 results.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) climbed 7.9 percent to $2.61 following Q2 results.
    The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKS) gained 7.6 percent to $2.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX) rose 7.3 percent to $0.8798 after the company was granted a patent approval. The clinical-st

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) had an impressive Monday as the company’s stock briefly topped the $300,000 mark before sliding back down a bit.

The stock’s recent surge could be at least partially related to the fact that the GOP tax plan looms on the horizon and such a large tax reform in the U.S. could reshape the face of certain major companies such as Warren Buffett’s hedge fund.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: UNIVERSAL INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC(UVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on UVE shares. ValuEngine cut shares of Universal Insurance from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $35.00 target price on shares of Universal Insurance and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 10th.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UVE) CEO Sean P. Downes sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.77, for a total transaction of $715,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 1,479,141 shares in the company, valued at $52,908,873.57. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Stifel Financial Corp increased its holdings in shares of Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UVE) by 6.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 41,592 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,510 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp owned 0.12% of Universal Insurance worth $1,317,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) extended Friday’s gains amid optimism for the action camera and drone specialist’s ongoing turnaround, while shares of Universal Insurance Holdings (NYSE:UVE) rallied on news of the waning storm in Florida.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Universal Insurance Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UVE) was down 3.2% at $44.65, in a 52-week range of $19.55 to $46.26.

    United Insurance Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: UIHC) was down 1.9% at $20.45. Its 52-week range is $14.55 to $22.23.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Systemax Inc.(SYX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Systemax (NYSE: SYX) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Catalog & mail-order houses” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Systemax to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Systemax (NYSE:SYX) was upgraded by stock analysts at Sidoti from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The firm currently has a $45.00 price target on the stock. Sidoti’s price target indicates a potential upside of 19.78% from the company’s current price. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK) and Systemax (NYSE:SYX) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Avangrid, Inc.(AGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    WARNING: “Avangrid (AGR) Trading Down 5.2% Following Weak Earnings” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this piece of content on another domain, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright laws. The legal version of this piece of content can be accessed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4167294/avangrid-agr-trading-down-5-2-following-weak-earnings.html.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Northern Trust Corp increased its position in Avangrid Inc (NYSE:AGR) by 1.1% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 360,111 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,961 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp owned approximately 0.12% of Avangrid worth $18,409,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: International Speedway Corporation(ISCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ: ISCA)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference callJul. 05, 2018, 1:00 pm ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Toronto Dominion Bank increased its position in International Speedway Corp Class A (NASDAQ:ISCA) by 94.8% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 2,930 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,426 shares during the period. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in International Speedway Corp Class A were worth $131,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    Stocks to Watch Today: STZ, AMZN, BKS
    Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE: STZ) leads today’s list of companies reporting earnings. The spirits giant reported earnings per share of $2.87 on top of $2.30 billion in revenue. Those figures topped consensus expectations of $2.58 on top of $2.25 billion. The company also announced it had increased its 2019 fiscal guidance. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is generating some negative press this morning. The e-commerce giant had announced an hourly wage hike for its workers on Tuesday. However, as we dig deeper into the announcement, it turns out that the firm has eliminated monthly bonuses and stock awards from its hourly employees. In addition, Bloomberg is reporting that Chinese equipment manufacturer Super Micro may have allowed microchips that could be used for spying into equipment run in Amazon Web Services. Amazon has denied the report. In deal news, Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) shares popped 18% on news that the firm is exploring a potential sale. According to reports, the firm has received interest from several parties, including the firm’s chair, Leonard Riggio, who developed Barnes & Noble’s modern franchise in 1971. Shares of BKS stock had been off about 18% since January as the firm continues to struggle against Amazon and faces a difficult retail environment. Look for other earnings reports from Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST), International Speedway Corp. (NASDAQ: ISCA), and Sky Solar Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: SKYS)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: eHealth Inc.(EHTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. boosted its stake in eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:EHTH) by 61.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 22,655 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 8,630 shares during the period. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. owned about 0.12% of eHealth worth $501,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of eHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note published on Friday morning.

    A number of other research firms have also recently issued reports on EHTH. ValuEngine raised shares of eHealth from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Cantor Fitzgerald lifted their price target on shares of eHealth to $22.00 and gave the company an overweight rating in a research note on Friday, May 18th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of eHealth from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 15th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of eHealth from a d rating to a c- rating in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $24.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    eHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) had its price objective raised by SunTrust Banks to $75.00 in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning, The Fly reports. They currently have a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $18.64 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.

    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) shares were also up, gaining 25 percent to $28.35 following Q1 results.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Colony Starwood Homes(SFR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Severfield (LON:SFR) insider Alan Dunsmore acquired 159 shares of Severfield stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 16th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 79 ($1.07) per share, with a total value of £125.61 ($170.39).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Starwood Waypoint Homes, formerly Colony Starwood Homes, is an internally managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company was formed primarily to acquire, renovate, lease and manage residential assets in select markets across the United States. It is focused on acquiring single-family rental (SFR) homes through a variety of channels, renovating these homes to the extent necessary and leasing them to qualified residents.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Trinity Industries Inc.(TRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Clearline Capital LP boosted its position in shares of Trinity Industries Inc (NYSE:TRN) by 306.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 241,769 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 182,296 shares during the quarter. Trinity Industries accounts for 7.3% of Clearline Capital LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 4th biggest holding. Clearline Capital LP’s holdings in Trinity Industries were worth $7,889,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Trinity Industries Inc (NYSE:TRN) – Stock analysts at KeyCorp issued their FY2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Trinity Industries in a research note issued on Thursday, August 16th. KeyCorp analyst S. Barger expects that the transportation company will post earnings per share of $2.45 for the year.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC boosted its holdings in Trinity Industries Inc (NYSE:TRN) by 668.0% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,300 shares of the transportation company’s stock after buying an additional 8,089 shares during the period. CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC’s holdings in Trinity Industries were worth $319,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Trinity Industries Inc (NYSE:TRN) – Research analysts at Seaport Global Securities reduced their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Trinity Industries in a report issued on Tuesday, October 9th. Seaport Global Securities analyst W. Milby now forecasts that the transportation company will post earnings of $0.37 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.40.

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    5. Trinity Industries (NYSE: TRN)
    This industrial company is trading lower by over 15% in 2018. A substantial shareholder named Valueact Holdings has purchased over one million shares in the $32.00 range.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    OppenheimerFunds Inc. reduced its holdings in Trinity Industries Inc (NYSE:TRN) by 10.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 30,766 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 3,729 shares during the period. OppenheimerFunds Inc.’s holdings in Trinity Industries were worth $1,054,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Tuesday Morning Corp.(TUES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Cemtrex, Inc. (NASDAQ: CETX) fell 7.1 percent to $2.10 in pre-market trading after rising 4.15 percent on Friday
    Bioblast Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: ORPN) fell 7.1 percent to $2.10 in pre-market trading after dipping 9.05 percent on Friday.
    LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: LX) fell 5.9 percent to $17.15 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRX) shares fell 5.1 percent to $2.80 in pre-market trading after dropping 1.67 percent on Friday.
    China Telecom Corporation Limited (NYSE: CHA) shares fell 4.1 percent to $45.70 in pre-market trading.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) fell 4 percent to $8.00 in pre-market trading after tumbling 24.36 percent on Friday.
    Tuesday Morning Corporation (NASDAQ: TUES) shares fell 3.6 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading.
    Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE: CMCM) shares fell 3.4 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Qudian Inc. (NYSE: QD) fell 3.3 percent to $11.10 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) fell 3.1 percent to $32.53 in pre-market trading after announcing plan to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tuesday Morning (NASDAQ: TUES) and Target (NYSE:TGT) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Tuesday Morning (NASDAQ: TUES) and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (NASDAQ:OLLI) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: ABAXIS Inc.(ABAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $58.33.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Tiedemann Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 3,000 shares of the medical research company’s stock, valued at approximately $213,000.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) shares were also up, gaining 16 percent to $83.08. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 15.6 percent to $25.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 15.3 percent to $82.75 in pre-market trading. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) rose 12.6 percent to $8.95 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Micro Focus International plc (NYSE: MFGP) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.59 in the pre-market trading session after the company issued strong revenue forecast for the first fiscal half of 2018.
    HC2 Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCHC) rose 5.6 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares rose 5.3 percent to $2.79 in pre-market trading. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IMMY) rose 5.2 percent to $2.52 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 4.1 percent to $10.35 in pre-market trading after climbing 75.31 percent on Tuesday.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 3.8 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading. The stock rose over 10 percent Tuesday after reporting its Phase 1 clinical update on XEN901 demonstrated a favorable PK profile.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) rose 3.5 percent to $11.01 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE: TEVA) shares rose 3.4 percent to $20.98 in pre-market trading after Buffett's Berkshire more than doubled its stake in Teva.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $31.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported results for its fourth quarter.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares rose 3.4 percent to $20.00 in pre-market t

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Alaska Air Group, Inc.(ALK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Widely regarded research firm J.D. Power has released its 2018 North America Airline Satisfaction Study. Overall customer satisfaction grew again. Among the traditional carriers rated, Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) finished first and Continental Holdings Inc.’s (NYSE: UAL) flagship airline finished last.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a topsy-turvy day on Wall Street, and major benchmarks eventually finished broadly lower on the day. After starting the session slightly higher, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 1% at its worst point, and other indexes saw similar percentage losses. Earnings season got off to a reasonably good start as major U.S. banks reported their quarterly results, but the numbers weren’t necessarily as strong as some had hoped to see. Even with uncertainty going into the weekend, some individual companies celebrated good news. Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK), Pulse Biosciences (NASDAQ:PLSE), and BJ’s Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Southwest still needs to get FAA approval before it can begin ticket sales, but on Thursday, it offered more details of its plans for Hawaii. Based on Southwest’s service proposal, Alaska Air (NYSE:ALK) could be forced to significantly scale back its presence in the Hawaii market.

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Wells Fargo’s board of directors wasre-elected Tuesday, despite angry and at times shouted opposition from investors who demandedthe panel’s ouster in response to the bank’s scandal over millions of unauthorized accounts.

All 15 of the board members nominated won new one-year terms in four cases by relatively narrow margins as investors vented angerand frustration over the scandal and the company’soperations during the bank’s annual shareholder meeting held at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Apreliminary tally announced by Wells Fargo (WFC) indicated that each nomineewon a majority of the shareholder votes. However, the winning percentages ranged from 53% and 99%, with the low end of the range representinga margin infrequently seen in corporate elections. The bank acknowledged the outcome reflected investor anger and frustration.

free stock market quotes: Dynatronics Corporation(DYNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dynatronics (NASDAQ: DYNT) and Rockwell Medical (NASDAQ:RMTI) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (NYSE: TSM) and Kopin (NASDAQ:KOPN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

free stock market quotes: ABAXIS Inc.(ABAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $58.33.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) for $83 per share in cash.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ: CYAD) reported launch of 1.8 million share offering.
    Verastem Inc (NASDAQ: VSTM) shares dropped 12 percent in pre-market trading after announcing a $35 million common stock offering.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Abaxis Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) shares hit an all-time high early on Wednesday after it was announced that Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) would be acquiring the firm. The acquisition is expected to enhance Zoetis presence in veterinary diagnostics, a category of the animal health industry with approximately 10% compound annual growth over the past three years.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Brokerages Expect Abaxis (ABAX) Will Post Earnings of $0.32 Per Share” was posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this news story on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright and trademark legislation. The original version of this news story can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3373644/brokerages-expect-abaxis-abax-will-post-earnings-of-0-32-per-share.html.

free stock market quotes: Moneygram International, Inc.(MGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Moneygram (MGI) : “No, you need quality and this one doesn’t have it.”

    Monster Beverage (MNST) : “I think this one has run out of gas so I’m going to say don’t buy. “

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on Xilinx (XLNX) , Celgene (CELG) , Exelixis (EXEL) , Moneygram (MGI) , Monster Beverage (MNST) , SunCoke Energy Partners (SXCP) and Mattel (MAT) .

free stock market quotes: Knowles Corporation(KN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) got a boost, shooting up 15 percent to $12.83 as the company reported Q1 results.

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares were also up, gaining 19 percent to $305.90 following strong quarterly results.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    Head to Head Contrast: Knowles (KN) vs. Sony (SNE) (americanbankingnews.com) Knowles (KN) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Four seniors nab scholarships from Siouxland Officials Association (siouxcityjournal.com) When is Who Dares Wins on BBC One tonight, how old is host Nick Knowles and how does the game show work? (thesun.co.uk) Local students learn the art of architecture (dailytidings.com)

    KN has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Craig Hallum restated a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target (down from $20.00) on shares of Knowles in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Knowles from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. ValuEngine lowered Knowles from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. JPMorgan Chase lowered their price target on Knowles from $16.00 to $13.50 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Lake Street Capital lowered their price target on Knowles from $19.00 to $17.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $17.29.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) jumped 46.7 percent to $16.1331. The low-float small-cap clinical stage gene therapy company saw its stock rally nearly 150 percent from Monday through Thursday. Formal news hasn't been announced this week that would support a triple-digit percentage rally (including more than 200 percent at one point on Thursday) but the quiet period following its initial public offering will expire on May 8.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares gained 24.7 percent to $36.17. Celyad reported the publication of THINK study case report of CYAD-01 Induced Complete Remission in relapsed/refractory AML patient in haematologica.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares jumped 23.2 percent to $39.00 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.
    eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) gained 21.8 percent to $19.58 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) climbed 20.4 percent to $27.20 following Q1 results.
    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares jumped 18.2 percent to $304.135 following strong quarterly results.
    Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) gained 13.9 percent to $12.70 as the company reported Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) gained 13.8 percent to $17.36.
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 11.8 percent to $2.336 after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) shares surged 11.7 percent to $11.75 after the company announced 'successful completion of interim analysis' for FORWARD I Phase 3 mirvetuximab soravtansine trial.
    Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOX) gained 9.5 percent to $12.70.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 8.5 percent to $115.3801 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 8.3 percent to $6.50. The stock moved higher after a Reuters report suggested ongoing merger talks with T-M

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018

1. Blame the bonds: The normally boring bond market is causing serious drama on Wall Street.

An avalanche of selling sent the Dow and S&P 500 careening 5% lower last week, one of the stock market’s worst weeks since the 2008 financial crisis.

The culprit: Rapidly rising bond yields are alarming investors who got hooked on a decade of low interest rates.

So what’s going on here? And why the focus on the bond market?

Modern financial markets function on the belief that U.S. government debt is the safest investment on the planet.

Knowing how much they can earn from “risk-free” Treasury bonds allows investors to determine the cost of stocks and other riskier assets. Treasuries serve as the benchmark for all other forms of credit, from junk bonds to mortgages.

“The 10-year Treasury sets the price for every asset in the world,” said Brent Schutte, chief investment strategist at Northwestern Mutual.

That means the surge in the 10-year yield from 2.4% earlier this year to about 2.8% now — has increased the cost of money generally.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Waste Management, Inc.(WM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer spoke with Jim Fish, president and CEO of Waste Management (WM) , which just posted an eight-cents-a-share earnings beat, but saw shares decline as investors worry over the impact of trade wars with China on the company’s recycling business.

  • [By ]

    For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer spoke with Jim Fish, president and CEO of Waste Management (WM) , which just posted an eight-cents-a-share earnings beat, but saw shares decline as investors worry over the impact of trade wars with China on the company’s recycling business.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Becker Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Waste Management (NYSE:WM) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 10,320 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $868,000.

  • [By ]

    Waste Management (WM) : “This is a high quality stock so I’m not going to bet against it.”

    The Blackstone Group (BX) : “I think this is a terrific buy.”

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    KAMES CAPITAL plc grew its stake in shares of Waste Management (NYSE:WM) by 26.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 25,022 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 5,215 shares during the period. KAMES CAPITAL plc’s holdings in Waste Management were worth $2,105,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Reuben Gregg Brewer, and Travis Hoium]

    Finding investments that can reward you over such long periods can do miracles for your portfolio — as long as you can find the right ones. So we asked three Motley Fool investors to highlight a stock they see as a great investment with solid growth prospects over the next 25 years. Here’s why they picked W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW), Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN), and Waste Management (NYSE:WM).

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: ABAXIS Inc.(ABAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) for $83 per share in cash.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ: CYAD) reported launch of 1.8 million share offering.
    Verastem Inc (NASDAQ: VSTM) shares dropped 12 percent in pre-market trading after announcing a $35 million common stock offering.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares jumped 26.5 percent to $6.9042. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares climbed 17.4 percent to $3.11. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BDL) shares jumped 17 percent to $27.97 following Q2 results. Flanigan's Enterprises posted Q2 earnings of $0.75 per share on sales of $29.456 million.
    Borqs Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRQS) rose 15.8 percent to $8.05 after reporting Q1 results.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) jumped 15.3 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 15.1 percent to $6.33.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) rose 13.8 percent to $6.27.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) gained 12.8 percent to $5.98. H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Enphase Energy with a Buy rating.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares surged 12.1 percent to $21.68 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) climbed 11.6 percent to $2.399.
    Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: AHPI) surged 11.4 percent to $3.0643.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) gained 11.1 percent to $24.40 after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) rose 10.9 percent to $3.16.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) gained 10.1 percent to $11.71 after reporting Q1 results.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) climbed 7.9 percent to $2.61 following Q2 results.
    The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKS) gained 7.6 percent to $2.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX) rose 7.3 percent to $0.8798 after the company was granted a patent approval. The clinical-st
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares climbed 31.68 percent to close at $7.19 on Wednesday. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares gained 24.15 percent to close at $3.29. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) shares surged 24 percent to close at $6.82.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 20.25 percent to close at $4.87.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) shares surged 18.42 percent to close at $22.50
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 16.15 percent to close at $83.34. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTIE) shares jumped 16.07 percent to close at $10.62.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) rose 16.04 percent to close at $14.11.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) gained 14.88 percent to close at $6.33.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) rose 13.96 percent to close at $5.55.
    Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) jumped 13.88 percent to close at $67.27 on Wednesday.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) jumped 12.59 percent to close at $11.98 after reporting Q1 results.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) rose 12.01 percent to close at $5.13.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) gained 11.93 percent to close at $3.19.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) climbed 11.66 percent to close at $24.52 on Wednesday after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) rose 10.83 percent to close at $33.17 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter and lifted guidance.
    ChemoCentryx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCXI) gained 9.36 percent to close at $12.50. Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on ChemoCentryx with a Buy rating.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX)
  • [By Chris Lange]

    Abaxis Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) shares hit an all-time high early on Wednesday after it was announced that Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) would be acquiring the firm. The acquisition is expected to enhance Zoetis presence in veterinary diagnostics, a category of the animal health industry with approximately 10% compound annual growth over the past three years.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a generally favorable day for the stock market, with modest gains for most major benchmarks even as the Russell 2000 once again hit intraday record highs. Most investors’ attention was focused on the retail sector, where an especially strong performance from department store giant Macy’s suggested that the long period of difficult conditions for brick-and-mortar retailers might finally have come to an end. Ongoing concerns about other factors — including the move in the 10-year Treasury yield above the 3% mark and the outcome of a possible summit between U.S. and North Korean leaders — helped keep the gains somewhat in check. But some companies had good news that sent their shares sharply higher. Under Armour (NYSE:UA) (NYSE:UAA), Boot Barn Holdings (NYSE:BOOT), and Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: A V Homes, Inc.(AVHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Tahoe Resources, Inc.(TAHO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tahoe Resources (TSE:THO) (NASDAQ:TAHO) – Equities research analysts at National Bank Financial reduced their FY2018 earnings estimates for shares of Tahoe Resources in a research report issued on Monday, April 9th. National Bank Financial analyst M. Parkin now forecasts that the company will earn $0.29 per share for the year, down from their prior forecast of $0.35. National Bank Financial currently has a “Sector Perform” rating and a $8.00 price objective on the stock.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) dropped about 11% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $3.00 after closing at $3.33 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.65. Volume was around 45 million, about 55% above the daily average of around 28.8 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted the latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.9%, at $75.53 in a 52-week range of $73.90 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up nearly 19%, at $3.13 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $6.59. The company reported better-than-expected earnings this morning. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 1.1% to $106.91. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.1%, at $22.32 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) – Analysts at Jefferies Group boosted their Q2 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Chesapeake Energy in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, May 15th. Jefferies Group analyst M. Lear now forecasts that the oil and gas exploration company will post earnings per share of $0.10 for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.09. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Chesapeake Energy’s Q1 2020 earnings at $0.22 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.86 EPS.

  • [By ]

    Chesapeake Energy (CHK) : “No. That’s natural gas, and we’ve got too much of it in this country.”

    Adaptimmune Therapeutics (ADAP) : “If you’ve speculated on this one, you’ve won. Let’s move on.”

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to this latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 1.3%, at $80.98 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 2.0% to $3.33, in a 52-week range of $2.86 to $3.34. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 1% to $118.92. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.71.

    The United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 2.4%, at $22.83 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

Why Under Armour, Boot Barn Holdings, and Abaxis Jumped Today

Wednesday was a generally favorable day for the stock market, with modest gains for most major benchmarks even as the Russell 2000 once again hit intraday record highs. Most investors’ attention was focused on the retail sector, where an especially strong performance from department store giant Macy’s suggested that the long period of difficult conditions for brick-and-mortar retailers might finally have come to an end. Ongoing concerns about other factors — including the move in the 10-year Treasury yield above the 3% mark and the outcome of a possible summit between U.S. and North Korean leaders — helped keep the gains somewhat in check. But some companies had good news that sent their shares sharply higher. Under Armour (NYSE:UA) (NYSE:UAA), Boot Barn Holdings (NYSE:BOOT), and Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Under Armour gets an assist

Class A and C shares of Under Armour gained 9% and 7%, respectively, on news that the athletic apparel and footwear specialist will expand one of its most popular product lines. The company said that it will release another special edition Curry 5 model of sneakers later this week, timing well with basketball star Steph Curry’s appearance in the NBA Western Conference finals. The move adds some momentum after an Under Armour executive late last week made insider purchases of stock amounting to almost half a million dollars. Under Armour still faces plenty of competitive pressure, but news like this serves to remind investors of the power of the company’s brand and its potential to turn itself around in time.

Mosaic of Steph Curry pictures dribbling basketballs and prominently featuring Under Armour footwear.

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Boot Barn has a good report

Boot Barn Holdings stock jumped nearly 12% after the Western wear retail specialist reported its fiscal first-quarter financial results. Even a modest $800,000 profit on a 1.3% increase in comparable-store sales was enough to make shareholders in Boot Barn happy, with expansion having helped to boost overall revenue by nearly 5% from the year-ago quarter. As stereotypical as it might sound, Boot Barn said that the rise in crude oil prices has made a meaningful difference in stores that are located within key energy-producing areas of the country. At the same time, Boot Barn has made a push to grow its digital presence, and it thinks those efforts will keep bearing fruit throughout the remainder of the fiscal year.

Abaxis gets an offer

Finally, shares of Abaxis picked up 16%. The veterinary diagnostics company received a buyout bid from animal health giant Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS) for a deal worth about $2 billion. Under the terms of the bid, Zoetis will pay Abaxis investors $83 per share in cash, representing a modest premium to where Abaxis stock closed prior to the announcement. For Zoetis, the deal will help to flesh out its animal health offerings while accelerating growth in key regions. Abaxis has been doing quite well independently, but executives see the purchase giving the business a chance at faster growth under the Zoetis corporate umbrella going forward.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now

Small cap 3D printer stockVoxeljet AG (NYSE: VJET) has just reported Q4 earnings with shares rising slightly in after-hours / pre-market trading.

Q4 revenues decreased by 24.2% to kEUR6,275 compared to kEUR8,281 in the fourth quarter of 2015. Revenues from Systems segment, which focuses on the development, production and sale of 3D printers, decreased 19.7% to kEUR3,934 as the Company delivered six new printers compared to six new and three used printers delivered in last years fourth quarter. Systems revenues represented 62.7% of total revenues in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to 59.2% in last years fourth quarter. The net loss was kEUR2,961 or EUR 0.80 per share, as compared to net loss of kEUR2,431, or EUR0.65 per share.

Revenues for the year ended December31,2016 decreased by 7.2% to kEUR22,338 compared to kEUR24,064 in the prior year period. Systems revenues were kEUR13,081 compared to kEUR11,113 in last years period as the Company sold fifteen new and three used and refurbished 3D printers compared to fourteen new and four used and refurbished 3D printers in the prior year period. Systems revenues represented 58.6% of total revenue compared to 46.2% for the same period a year ago. The net loss for the year was kEUR 11,313, or EUR 3.04 per share, versus a net loss of kEUR9,594, or EUR 2.58 per share in the prior year period.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now: ABAXIS Inc.(ABAX)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares climbed 31.68 percent to close at $7.19 on Wednesday. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares gained 24.15 percent to close at $3.29. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) shares surged 24 percent to close at $6.82.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 20.25 percent to close at $4.87.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) shares surged 18.42 percent to close at $22.50
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 16.15 percent to close at $83.34. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTIE) shares jumped 16.07 percent to close at $10.62.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) rose 16.04 percent to close at $14.11.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) gained 14.88 percent to close at $6.33.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) rose 13.96 percent to close at $5.55.
    Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) jumped 13.88 percent to close at $67.27 on Wednesday.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) jumped 12.59 percent to close at $11.98 after reporting Q1 results.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) rose 12.01 percent to close at $5.13.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) gained 11.93 percent to close at $3.19.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) climbed 11.66 percent to close at $24.52 on Wednesday after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) rose 10.83 percent to close at $33.17 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter and lifted guidance.
    ChemoCentryx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCXI) gained 9.36 percent to close at $12.50. Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on ChemoCentryx with a Buy rating.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX)
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Brokerages Expect Abaxis (ABAX) Will Post Earnings of $0.32 Per Share” was posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this news story on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright and trademark legislation. The original version of this news story can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3373644/brokerages-expect-abaxis-abax-will-post-earnings-of-0-32-per-share.html.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) shares were also up, gaining 15 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a generally favorable day for the stock market, with modest gains for most major benchmarks even as the Russell 2000 once again hit intraday record highs. Most investors’ attention was focused on the retail sector, where an especially strong performance from department store giant Macy’s suggested that the long period of difficult conditions for brick-and-mortar retailers might finally have come to an end. Ongoing concerns about other factors — including the move in the 10-year Treasury yield above the 3% mark and the outcome of a possible summit between U.S. and North Korean leaders — helped keep the gains somewhat in check. But some companies had good news that sent their shares sharply higher. Under Armour (NYSE:UA) (NYSE:UAA), Boot Barn Holdings (NYSE:BOOT), and Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Smart & Final (NYSE: SFS) and Kroger (NYSE:KR) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
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    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) , Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) , Dunkin Brands (DNKN) and Wendy’s (WEN) .

    Cramer was bearish on Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) and Univar (UNVR) .

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by equities researchers at Argus in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. They currently have a $16.34 price target on the restaurant operator’s stock, down from their prior price target of $19.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) major shareholder Edward P. Garden sold 764,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.53, for a total value of $12,628,920.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 240,365 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,973,233.45. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    The chart below shows how McDonald’s compares with some of its closest peers based on its valuation and expected growth rate.

    Company P/E Ratio 2-Year Expected EPS Growth Rate
    McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) 26.2 23.6%
    Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) 26.2 27.3%
    Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) 21.8 58.1%
    Restaurant Brands International(NYSE:QSR) 21.4 41.9%
    Yum! Brands(NYSE:YUM) 23.2 29.7%

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance. EPS = earnings per share.

  • [By ]

    Throughout its history, Starbucks has mostly had a company-owned model for its retail locations, a strategy that is at odds with a trend of activist investors pushing fast food, restaurant and coffee companies to franchise locations out to raise cash for stock buybacks and debt reduction. In recent years, activists have targeted Jamba Juice (JMBA) , Potbelly (PBPB) , Jack in the Box (JACK) , Wendys Co. (WEN) , McDonald’s (MCD) and elsewhere. In addition, Starbucks has a one-share, one-vote structure, which can make it vulnerable to an activist investor seeking to elect dissident director candidates as it pursued the strategy.

Abaxis (ABAX) Reaches New 1-Year High and Low at $83.24

Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $83.24 and last traded at $83.09, with a volume of 174316 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $82.35.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on ABAX. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price objective on Abaxis from $57.00 to $62.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Abaxis from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 30th. Credit Suisse Group upgraded Abaxis from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Sidoti lowered Abaxis from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Abaxis from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Abaxis presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $62.10.

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The company has a market cap of $1.64 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 64.60, a P/E/G ratio of 4.58 and a beta of 1.19.

Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 26th. The medical research company reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $67.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $66.02 million. Abaxis had a return on equity of 10.65% and a net margin of 11.11%. The company’s revenue was up 16.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.33 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Abaxis will post 1.44 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 15th. Investors of record on Friday, June 1st will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 31st. This is a positive change from Abaxis’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.16. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.86%. Abaxis’s dividend payout ratio is 49.61%.

In related news, Director Prithipal Singh sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.25, for a total transaction of $140,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Michael D. Casey sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.07, for a total value of $355,350.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 27,290 shares in the company, valued at $1,939,500.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 28,012 shares of company stock worth $1,941,059. 4.30% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Raymond James & Associates grew its position in Abaxis by 8.0% during the 4th quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 122,922 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $6,087,000 after acquiring an additional 9,111 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in Abaxis by 21.7% in the 4th quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 111,019 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $5,498,000 after buying an additional 19,780 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in Abaxis by 2.1% in the 4th quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 318,943 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $15,794,000 after buying an additional 6,465 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in Abaxis by 7.6% in the 4th quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 72,639 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $3,597,000 after buying an additional 5,107 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Eqis Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in Abaxis in the 4th quarter valued at $375,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 99.28% of the company’s stock.

About Abaxis

Abaxis, Inc develops, manufactures, markets, and sells portable blood analysis systems for use in human or veterinary patient care settings to provide rapid blood constituent measurements for clinicians worldwide. It operates in two segments, Medical Market and Veterinary Market. The company offers Piccolo chemistry analyzers with rapid blood constituent measurements for use in human patient care; and Piccolo profiles that are single-use medical reagents.

Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019

Shares of Amicus Therapeutics (FOLD) have come a long way since I originally presented the idea as “undervalued with catalysts” at the end of 2016. In total I’ve written four update pieces since and the stock has continued to be a decent performer.

Figure 1: FOLD daily advanced chart (Source: Finviz Elite) (Disclosure: Contains affiliate link)

In premarket today, the stock is in the red by a bit over 2% on news that the company sold 19,354,839 shares at a price point of $15.50 per share. Gross proceeds are expected to total around $300 million. Underwriter option is for an additional 2,903,225 shares should it be exercised. Dilution of around 13% or so appears acceptable, and it’s worth noting that JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs are serving as joint lead book-running managers while Cowen and Leerink Partners are acting as co-booking managers (Bank of America Merrill Lynch as lead co-manager). This type of investment banking participation bodes well, as does pricing which is at only a slight discount to the current share price. Keep in mind that the deal was originally for $250 million but then it was upsized to $300 million, another bullish sign.

Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019: ABAXIS Inc.(ABAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) shares were also up, gaining 16 percent to $82.95. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Brokerages Expect Abaxis (ABAX) Will Post Earnings of $0.32 Per Share” was posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this news story on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright and trademark legislation. The original version of this news story can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3373644/brokerages-expect-abaxis-abax-will-post-earnings-of-0-32-per-share.html.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) shares were also up, gaining 15 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ascendis Pharma (ASND)

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    There was also a mixed bag of other suggestions — Rashmi Kwatra, the founder of Sixteenth Street Capital, liked Brac Bank, which is listed on the Dhaka stock market in Bangladesh. It is the 12th largest bank in Bangladesh, but the most profitable with the highest credit rating. John Khoury of Long Point Capital LP sees a 50% upside at homebuilder D.R. Horton (DHI)  and Oleg Nodelman likes U.S. biotech firm Ascendis Pharma. (ASND)

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ascendis Pharma (NASDAQ:ASND) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors purchased 1,979 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,377% compared to the typical volume of 134 call options.

Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Peoples Bancorp Inc.(PEBO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Friday.

    Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on PEBO. Boenning Scattergood reissued a hold rating on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Hovde Group set a $39.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $37.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. ValuEngine raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reissued a hold rating and issued a $37.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Peoples Bancorp has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $38.00.

Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.(VSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mercury Systems (NASDAQ: MRCY) and Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) dropped about 4.6% Friday to match a 52-week low of $3.30 after closing at $3.46 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.65. Volume was around 35 million, about 25% above the daily average of around 28.8 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) dropped more than 10% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $2.53 after closing at $2.82 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.59. Volume was around 55 million, almost double the daily average of about 30 million. The company had no specific news, but tumbling oil & natural gas prices simply punish this stock.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to today’s report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.1% to $74.35, in a 52-week range of $73.56 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 0.7%, at $3.02 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $6.59. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 0.7% to $100.14. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded down about 1.1%, at $22.96 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacting to the latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up less than 0.1% to $79.26, in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 2%, at $3.07 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.87. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 0.8% to $113.76. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded down about 0.9%, at $22.41 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

M&A News: Abaxis Inc Shares Soar on $2 Billion Zoetis Deal

Abaxis Inc (NASDAQ:ABAX) stock was flying high Wednesday on news that Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS) is acquiring it.

M&A News: Abaxis Inc Shares Soar on $2 Billion Zoetis DealSource: Anita Peeples via Unsplash

The deal will have Zoetis Inc spending a total of $2 billion in cash to acquire Abaxis Inc. This values ABAX stock at $83 per share. The offer from ZTS represents a 15% premium to the closing price for ABAX stock on Tuesday.

Zoetis Inc. says that its acquisition of Abaxis Inc will allow it to strengthen its business in the veterinary diagnostics market. This area has seen a compound annual growth of 10% over the last three years.

Zoetis Inc. notes that it is expecting this new acquisition to allow it to further expand the products that it offers to vets throughout the more than 100 countries that it operates in. It also says that the acquisition lines up with its previously announced strategy of spending capital on “complementary, high-growth segments of animal health industry.”

According to Zoetis Inc, the acquisition of Abaxis Inc will have an effect on its reported earnings for 2018. When it comes to adjusted earnings for the year, ZTS says it isn’t expecting any material impact from the deal.

Zoetis Inc. still needs to complete customary closing conditions before it can complete its acquisition of Abaxis Inc. This includes approval from regulators. If all goes well, the company is expecting to complete the deal before the end of the year.

ABAX stock was up 15% and ZTS stock was down slightly as of noon Wednesday.

As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

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Welcome. In this article I will give the dollar and cents reasons for how come ERIC looks like a relative bargain in today’s marketplace.

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In the trailing ten years ERIC has earned their market cap in free cash flow. This is a signal the company may be undervalued. If ERIC can repeat the performance and earn over $19B in the coming ten years. In a market where many companies are being valued at twice or three times as much free cash flow as they’ve generated over the trailing ten years, this factor alone makes ERIC a relative bargain.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Pain Therapeutics(PTIE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap pain stock Pain Therapeutics (NASDAQ: PTIE) has elevated short interest of 35.77% according to Highshortinterest.com. Pain Therapeuticsdevelops proprietary drugs that offer significant improvements to patients and physicians.The Companysexpertise consists of developing new drugs and guiding these through various regulatory and development pathways in preparation for their eventual commercialization with a focuson drug development efforts around disorders of the nervous system.The FDA has not yet established the safety or efficacy ofany drug candidates. Pain Therapeuticspipeline of drug assets includes:

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: ABAXIS Inc.(ABAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) shares were also up, gaining 16 percent to $82.95. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) shares were also up, gaining 15 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) shares were also up, gaining 16 percent to $83.08. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: MB Financial Inc.(MBFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    MB Financial (NASDAQ: MBFI) and Nicolet Bankshares (NASDAQ:NCBS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MB Financial (NASDAQ:MBFI) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Monday.

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That didn’t take long.

LG Electronics told retailers on Wednesday that its laundry machines will get more expensive due to a tariff announced by the Trump administration earlier this week.

“As a result of the trade situation, we will be initiating pricing actions, which will be sent under separate cover shortly,” LG executive Thomas Yoon said in a memo obtained by CNNMoney. The note was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

An LG spokesman declined to comment as to how much more expensive the appliances will get, or on the timing of the price hike.

But consumers should be prepared for prices to go up by 15% to 20%, said Dinesh Kithany, asmart home and appliances analyst with IHS Markit. That could translate to washing machines that are $70 to $100 more expensive, he said.

Because washers and dryers are typically sold as a pair, prices for both appliances could go up.

On Monday, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that President Trump approved tariffs on both washing machines and solar panels in order to protect U.S. manufacturing.

good stocks to invest in today: Wyndham Worldwide Corp(WYN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on PayPal (PYPL) , Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) , Churchill Downs (CHDN) , Devon Energy (DVN) , Discovery Communications (DISCA) and Cypress Semiconductor (CY) .

  • [By ]

    Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) : “I would not sell. I would buy more.”

    Churchill Downs (CHDN) : “This has been a big winner for a long time. I’d wait for a dip, then buy some.”

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) is one of 31 public companies in the “Hotels & motels” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Wyndham Worldwide to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

good stocks to invest in today: ABAXIS Inc.(ABAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $58.33.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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good stocks to invest in today: Telefonica SA(TEF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BME:TEF traded up €0.15 ($0.19) during midday trading on Friday, reaching €8.20 ($10.12). 33,480,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 23,390,000. Telef?nica has a 12 month low of €7.45 ($9.20) and a 12 month high of €10.63 ($13.12).

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good stocks to invest in today: Trinity Industries Inc.(TRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    5. Trinity Industries (NYSE: TRN)
    This industrial company is trading lower by over 15% in 2018. A substantial shareholder named Valueact Holdings has purchased over one million shares in the $32.00 range.

good stocks to invest in today: Intercontinental Hotels Group(IHG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Liberum Capital reissued their hold rating on shares of InterContinental Hotels Group (LON:IHG) in a research report report published on Friday morning.

good stocks to invest in today: Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc.(COLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Depomed is in the middle of a restructuring of its business that includes out-licensing its lead drug, Nucynta. In December, Collegium (NASDAQ:COLL) cut a licensing deal for Nucynta that guarantees Depomed $135 million in annual royalties, paid quarterly in arrears, for four years. If sales exceed$233 million per year, then Collegium Pharmaceutical will also pay Depomed a double-digit royalty on top of the minimum license fee. After four years, Depomed will receive double-digit royalties on all net Nucynta sales.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Collegium Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:COLL) – Piper Jaffray lowered their FY2021 EPS estimates for shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 9th. Piper Jaffray analyst D. Amsellem now forecasts that the specialty pharmaceutical company will post earnings per share of $2.06 for the year, down from their previous forecast of $2.32. Piper Jaffray has a “Buy” rating and a $33.00 price target on the stock.