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Hot Small Cap Stocks To Watch For 2018

After market close on Monday, May 14th, YogaWorks (YOGA) reported their Q1 FY 2018 earnings results.

Unlike the many large and mega cap stocks where you may have lots of moving parts and opaque business segments, YogaWorks is a small cap stock with few moving parts and not a lot of room for unforeseen surprises.

Q1 was not a surprise.

In yesterday’s article, we went over my expectations and what I was looking for in the earnings results. If you have not done so already, please take a look at “YogaWorks: 5 Things To Look For In Q1 FY 2018 Earnings Results.”

So let’s take a look at how the company performed.

Q1 FY 2018 Results

For the three months ending March 31st, 2018, the company reported net revenues of $15.529 million. These results came in above consensus estimates and near the top of the guidance range.

Revenues grew $1.539 million or 11% from the same time period last year. ($13.9 million).

The primary source of growth was the acquisition of new studios.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Watch For 2018: Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.(LTRPA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares shot up 32 percent to $12.175 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 27 percent to $14.60 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares jumped 31.6 percent to $12.18 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 26.5 percent to $14.55 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares gained 25 percent to $4.0234 following Q1 beat.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) jumped 23.5 percent to $55.12 following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) gained 23.3 percent to $59.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 22.5 percent to $47.51 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares surged 21.7 percent to $3.36. Amazon.com's partnership with Sears started in 2017 with an agreement to sell Kenmore-branded appliances online. On Wednesday, the companies announced an extension of their relationship to now include tire delivery and installations.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) jumped 21.3 percent to $2.68 following Q1 results.
    LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) surged 20.4 percent to $3.395 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP) gained 19 percent to $15.82 after reporting Q1 results.
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLCM) shares rose 18.5 percent to $8.13 following Q1 results.
    Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) rose 18.3 percent to $52.47 after the company posted strong quarterly results.
    Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) shares jumped 18.3 percent to $6.47 following quarterly results.
    IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) shares climbed 17 percent to $4.68 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 16.8 percent to $90.10 following Q4 results.
    Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR)
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares shot up 30 percent to $12.05 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 26 percent to $14.48 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Watch For 2018: Icahn Enterprises L.P.(IEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ:IEP) bought Tropicana in 2008 during the collapse of the financial markets. In 2010, Tropicana emerged from bankruptcy protection under a $200 million deal brokered by Icahn, which gave him control of eight casinos in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Missouri, New Jersey, and Aruba. The Aruba resortis not included in the current deal, but will be sold at a later date.

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    Icahn Enterprises (IEP) : “I don’t really know what they own so I can’t recommend it.”

    Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) : “They don’t have what we’re looking for. I’m going to take a pass for the moment.”

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    Cramer was bearish on Chesapeake Energy (CHK) , Adaptimmune Therapeutics (ADAP) , Icahn Enterprises (IEP) , Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) , Quad/Graphics (QUAD) , Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) and L Brands (LB) .

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Activist investor Carl Icahn and Icahn Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ: IEP) tendered up to 11.4 million shares in Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) in response to a $600 million tender offer from the company to repurchase shares of its common stock at no more than $54 and no less than $49 per share. The announcement sent Herbalife shares down sharply.

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    That being said, Icahn Enterprises (NYSE: IEP) has made the cut on at least three of four of these screens. And since we’re always looking for positive attributes, that bodes well.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Icahn Enterprises L.P. (Nasdaq: IEP) is Herbalifes largest shareholder and is one of the Companys longest-standing shareholders having first acquired shares at the end of 2012, almost six years ago. In fact, of the 29 long equity positions currently held by IEP in its Investment segment, there are only three positions that IEP has held longer than Herbalife.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Watch For 2018: Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc(AHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ashtead Group (LON:AHT) insider Wayne Edmunds bought 14,260 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 3rd. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 2,059 ($28.72) per share, for a total transaction of 拢293,613.40 ($409,502.65).

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Members of the Senate Banking Committee told Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton on Monday, a day before he is to appear before the Committee, to have SEC staff review whether the agency’s 2011 guidance regarding disclosure obligations related to cybersecurity risks needs updating, in light of the Equifax and EDGAR hacks.

In addition, the lawmakers asked Clayton in their letter to consider if there “needs to be other SEC guidance or rulemakings in this [cybersecurity] area.”

Late Monday, the SEC announced two new cyber-related initiatives: the creation of a Cyber Unit that will focus on targeting cyber-related misconduct as well as a retail strategy task force that will implement initiatives that directly affect retail investors. 

Top 5 Stocks To Invest In 2018: Sealed Air Corporation(SEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) has been given a $52.00 target price by investment analysts at UBS in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, www.stocktargetadvisor.com reports. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the industrial products company’s stock. UBS’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 13.99% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D lessened its holdings in shares of Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) by 16.7% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 50,000 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 10,000 shares during the period. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D’s holdings in Sealed Air were worth $2,140,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Celanese (NYSE: CE) and Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 Stocks To Invest In 2018: Discovery Communications, Inc.(DISCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These include: Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE) , ADT Inc. (ADT) , Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) , Allergan Plc (AGN) , Anthem Inc. (ANTM) , Apple Inc. (AAPL) , Boston Scientific (BSX) , Cigna Corp. (CI) , Discovery Communications (DISCA) and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (DPS) .

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion before the opening bell. Discovery shares rose 0.47 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading.
    Analysts expect Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion after the closing bell. Marriott shares gained 0.08 percent to $136.75 in pre-market trading.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. Veeco Instruments shares surged 14.04 percent to $19.50 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion. DISH shares gained 1.53 percent to close at $33.90 on Monday.
    Analysts are expecting US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) to have earned $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion in the latest quarter. US Foods will release earnings before the markets open. US Foods shares rose 0.57 percent to close at $33.72 on Monday.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role. Snap shares gained 1.3 percent to $10.88 in pre-market trading.

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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 Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o
  • [By Paul Ausick]

    After markets closed on Monday, rental car company Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) and real-estate firm Zillow Group Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) reported quarterly results. Before markets opened Tuesday morning Discovery Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) and Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) also released earnings reports. Here’s a quick look at the reports and the reactions to them.

Top 5 Stocks To Invest In 2018: Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc(AHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ashtead Group (LON:AHT) insider Wayne Edmunds bought 14,260 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 3rd. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 2,059 ($28.72) per share, for a total transaction of 拢293,613.40 ($409,502.65).

Top 5 Stocks To Invest In 2018: Pebblebrook Hotel Trust(PEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Improving business travel demand during the first quarter drove Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) to update its outlook earlier this month. Those travel trends turned out to be stronger than even its more optimistic expectations, helping the company to deliver results that were above the updated forecast. Because of that, the company is even more encouraged about what lies ahead in 2018.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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    Pebblebrook Hotel (PEB) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $206.07 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Keep Company Secrets Safe With a Strong Publishing Process (cmswire.com) Analysts Anticipate Pebblebrook Hotel (PEB) to Post $0.73 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Pebblebrook Hotel Forecasted to Earn Q2 2018 Earnings of $0.72 Per Share (PEB) (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently issued reports on PEB. Boenning Scattergood restated a “hold” rating on shares of Pebblebrook Hotel in a report on Monday, April 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Pebblebrook Hotel from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $40.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Robert W. Baird lifted their target price on Pebblebrook Hotel from $37.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. Finally, ValuEngine cut Pebblebrook Hotel from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Pebblebrook Hotel presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $36.61.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Stocks To Invest In 2018: Global Net Lease, Inc.(GNL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Global Net Lease (NYSE:GNL) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The financial services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.53 by ($0.04), Bloomberg Earnings reports. Global Net Lease had a return on equity of 1.72% and a net margin of 9.09%. The business had revenue of $68.09 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $66.87 million.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

What happened

Shares of auction house Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) jumped 13.6% in February, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after a fourth-quarter earnings report wowed investors. And given the company’s momentum, 2017 could be a great year for the company.

So what

Revenue fell 8% in the fourth quarter, to $308.7 million, but Sotheby’s swung from a loss a year ago to a profit of $65.5 million, or $1.20 per share. Management’s focus on lowering costs is helping offset a decline in the art market, and it could give the stock a lot of leverage in the future if the art market picks up.

Image source: Getty Images.

There are a couple of high-profile auctions coming up in the next few weeks, and we’ll see if that will lead to some top-line growth going forward at Sotheby’s. If the top line improves, we can expect strong improvement on the bottom line given the lower cost base.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Texas Instruments Incorporated(TXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    But to the extent that investors are on edge about weakening demand, it’s worth noting that earnings news flow has been encouraging for some parts of the industry. Here are some takeaways from the March quarter reports delivered so far by the likes of Texas Instruments (TXN) , STMicroelectronics (STM) , Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) , Lam Research (LRCX) , Teradyne (TER) and SK Hynix (HXSCL) .

  • [By Keith Speights]

    The way to determine where a puck is going to be requires evaluating its direction and speed. I used a similar approach to identify five stocks with fast-growing dividends: Boeing (NYSE:BA), Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), CVS Health (NYSE:CVS), Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN), and AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV). Here’s why these stocks could be great picks for dividend-seeking investors.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bank of Hawaii lessened its position in Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) by 4.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 31,725 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 1,555 shares during the period. Bank of Hawaii’s holdings in Texas Instruments were worth $3,296,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. (VTGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    For instance, VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) shot up from $0.92 to $2.55 on Dec. 6. Since then, the stock pulled back to $1.07. Investors who bought at $2.55 are sitting on a 58% loss today (Jan. 8).

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    For instance, VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) shot up 177%, from $0.92 to $2.55, on Dec. 6, when it announced it won a patent for its CNS treatment.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Consider one of the top penny stocks from December,VistaGen Therapeutics Inc.(Nasdaq: VTGN). VTGN shares soared 156% in a single day of trading on Dec. 6.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    For example, the VistaGen Therapeutics Inc.(Nasdaq: VTGN) stock price soared from $0.92 to $2.55 on Dec. 6, 2017.

    Less than two weeks later, the share price plummeted back to $1.05, which would be a 58% loss for anyone who bought at the peak.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    For instance, VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) shot up from $0.92 to $2.55 on Dec. 6. Since then, the stock pulled back to $1.19. Investors who bought at $2.55 are sitting on a 53.3% loss today (Feb. 20).

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc(AHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ashtead Group (LON:AHT) insider Wayne Edmunds bought 14,260 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 3rd. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 2,059 ($28.72) per share, for a total transaction of 拢293,613.40 ($409,502.65).

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Banco De Chile(BCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bitcoin Cash (CURRENCY:BCH) traded down 1.5% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on May 19th. During the last week, Bitcoin Cash has traded down 18.1% against the dollar. One Bitcoin Cash coin can now be bought for $1,184.65 or 0.14390800 BTC on major exchanges including fex, Koinex, DSX and Bitfinex. Bitcoin Cash has a total market cap of $20.30 billion and approximately $598.31 million worth of Bitcoin Cash was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Foundation Medicine, Inc.(FMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Technology stocks are staples in growth portfolios because of their eye-popping revenue growth, but technology isn’t the only sector of the stock market that boasts fast-growing companies. For example, many healthcare stocks are growing at rates that Silicon Valley would envy. In fact, Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI), Exelixis Corp (NASDAQ:EXEL), and Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC) all reported year-over-year sales growth north of 100% in first-quarter 2018.

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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc(AHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ashtead Group (LON:AHT) insider Wayne Edmunds bought 14,260 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 3rd. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 2,059 ($28.72) per share, for a total transaction of 拢293,613.40 ($409,502.65).

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Transportadora De Gas Sa Ord B(TGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TransCanada (NYSE: TRP) and Transportadora de Gas del Sur (NYSE:TGS) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about Transportadora de Gas del Sur (NYSE:TGS) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Transportadora de Gas del Sur earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the energy company an impact score of 46.2643511773395 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Transportadora de Gas del Sur (NYSE: TGS) and Antero Midstream Partners (NYSE:AM) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Newmont Mining Corporation(NEM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Engineers Gate Manager LP lessened its stake in shares of Newmont Mining Co. (NYSE:NEM) by 44.6% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 85,506 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 68,807 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager LP’s holdings in Newmont Mining were worth $3,341,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Comerica Bank lowered its holdings in shares of Newmont Mining Co. (NYSE:NEM) by 9.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 148,670 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 15,699 shares during the period. Comerica Bank’s holdings in Newmont Mining were worth $6,236,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    Gold miners have fought for their survival over the last several years, cutting new investments in production and trimming costs. Data from Bloomberg shows the average extraction costs at the largest miners has fallen 27% over the last five years. Tom Brady, Chief Economist at Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM) estimates global gold production will slip by 1% annually over the next several years due to decreased capital spending by miners.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Barrick Gold is the largest gold miner in the world, producing 5.32 million ounces of the precious metal in 2017. While that was down from 5.53 million ounces in 2016 — and well off the company’s peak from a few years ago — it was enough to edge out Newmont Mining’s (NYSE:NEM) 5.27 million ounces for the top spot. In addition to gold, Barrick also produced 413 million pounds of copper, which — while significant — pales in comparison to Freeport-McMoRan’s 3.7 billion pounds, enough to make it the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Boston Partners boosted its holdings in shares of Newmont Mining Co. (NYSE:NEM) by 4.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 50,976 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 2,033 shares during the quarter. Boston Partners’ holdings in Newmont Mining were worth $1,992,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: GTT Communications, Inc.(GTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on GTT Communications (GTT) , Steel Dynamics (STLD) , Nucor (NUE) , Marriott International (MAR) , MGM Resorts (MGM) and Twitter (TWTR) .

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    GTT Communications (GTT) : “I think they have a great business model. I say buy, buy, buy.”

    Steel Dynamics (STLD) : “That’s a great steel company and the only one I’ll recommend other than Nucor (NUE) .”

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at KeyBanc upgraded GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT) from Sector Weight to Overweight.

    GTT Communications shares fell 0.64 percent to $46.35 in pre-market trading.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: SPDR S&P Bank ETF (KBE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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It’s time to throw away the silly Wall Street saying, “Sell in May and go away.”

Yes, trading volume tends to dry up as the mercury rises. More people are on vacation, and there usually isn’t as much big corporate news in late spring and summer as there is in the fall.

That’s why some traders say it’s okay to sit things out until November, when consumer companies start prepping for the holidays. You won’t miss much in the summer. You may even avoid a nasty downturn.

September and October are famous for the 1929 crash, 1987’s Black Monday, the market plunge after 9/11 and the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. But stocks have lately performed well between the fifth and tenth months of the year. If you sold in May and went away over the past few years, you missed out on some big rallies.

The S&P 500 rose nearly 6% from the beginning of last May through the end of October. The blue chip index was up 5% during May through October of 2016 as well.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    ARecode article in December made waves when it asserted that Home Depot was considering acquiringXPO Logistics(NYSE:XPO), the U.S. leader in last-mile delivery of heavy goods like furniture and appliances. Home Depot already has a close relationship with XPO, naming it its Mid-Size Truckload Carrier of the year in 2015, and was reportedly interested in acquiring it in part to keep it out of the hands of Amazon, which has been ramping up efforts to sell products like furniture, and is also an XPO customer.

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    XPO Logistics (XPO) : “This stock just won’t come down. “

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  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Somebody’s got to deliver all of those products that we’re ordering online, and increasingly, that somebody isXPO Logistics(NYSE:XPO). The freight and logistics company has become the leader in last-mile delivery of heavy goods like furniture and appliances, making it a key partner of retailers like Amazon, IKEA,Wayfair, and Home Depot.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018: Stratus Properties Inc.(STRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    NASDAQ STRS traded down $0.25 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $31.10. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 528 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,123. Stratus Properties has a 52 week low of $26.15 and a 52 week high of $32.15. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.74.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018: Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc(AHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ashtead Group (LON:AHT) insider Wayne Edmunds bought 14,260 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 3rd. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 2,059 ($28.72) per share, for a total transaction of 拢293,613.40 ($409,502.65).

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018: ASML Holding N.V.(ASML)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ: ASML) was down 2.6% to $197.02 on Friday morning. The stock has a 52-week trading range of $126.03 to $216.00 and a consensus analyst target price of $196.81.

Best Value Stocks For 2018

Small cap extreme-value retailer (for pre-teens, teens and beyond) Five Below Inc (NASDAQ: FIVE) reportedQ2 2017 earnings after the Wednesday market close with results beating expectations thanks todemand for fidget spinner toys plus the Company lifted full-year guidance above consensus estimates. Net sales increased by 25.0% to $516.2 million as comparable sales increased by 6.1%. Net income was $25.2 million versus $16.6 million. The CEO commented:

“Our strong second quarter results demonstrate the amazing appeal of the Five Below brand. We exceeded the high end of our sales, comp and earnings outlook. Sales growth of 29% was led by strong new store performance and our transaction-driven comp of 9.3%, which was the highest since our IPO. We saw solid broad-based performance across our worlds, with notable contribution from the spinner trend. Our top line results were accompanied by strong margin expansion, resulting in over 70% net income growth.”

Best Value Stocks For 2018: Skechers U.S.A., Inc.(SKX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Skechers (SKX) is higher on Friday following its fourth-quarter earnings report.

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    Both the companys quarter and guidance were mixed, with higher-than-expected sales, but a downbeat bottom line. The shoe company said that it earned 4 cents a share on revenue that rose 5.8% year over year to $764.3 million. Analysts were expecting a dime per share in earnings on revenue of $726.2 million.

    For the first quarter, the company said it expects to earn between 50 cents and 55 cents a share, below the 66 cents analysts were expecting. However its revenue estimate of $1.05 billion to $1.08 billion was above the $1.05 that analyst are modeling for.

    Wedbushs Christopher Svezia reiterated Neutral rating and $25 price target on the stock, arguing that while hes encouraged by top-line trends, theyre coming at a cost. From his note:

    Shares will likely trade higher (+9% after hours) given the improved revenue outlook and what may have been a low bar on expectations. However, sales growth is not translating into earnings and the inflection continues to move further out, increasing risk should growth not materialize. We are maintaining our NEUTRAL rating and $25 price target or 14x P/E, a 10% discount to historical averages until we see visibility toward an inflection in earnings growth.

    Skechers is up 20% to $27.95 in recent afternoon trading.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Skechers USA Inc (NYSE: SKX) were down 28 percent to $30.42. Skechers reported in-line earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak guidance for the second quarter.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Carl Icahn has big plans for the US auto-parts sector — and big retailers like AutoZone (NYSE: AZO), O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY) and Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP) aren’t going to like them: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    USA Unit Labor Costs (QoQ) for Q1 2.20% vs 2.50% consensus estimate. Nonfarm Productivity (QoQ) for Q1 0.00% vs -0.20% consensus estimate.
    US Services Purchasing Managers' Index for May is schedule for release at 9:45 a.m. ET.
    Data on factory orders for April will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The ISM non-manufacturing index for May is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The labor market conditions index for May will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    The TD Ameritrade Investor Movement Index for May is schedule for release at 12:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    HSBC upgraded Chevron (NYSE: CVX) from Hold to Buy
    Susquehanna upgraded Skechers (NYSE: SKX) from Neutral to Positive
    Deutsche Bank upgraded WEX (NYSE: WEX) from Hold to Buy
    Pacific Crest downgraded Apple from Overweight to Sector Weight
    RBC downgraded Perrigo (NYSE: PRGO) from Sector Perform to Underperform
    Wedbush downgraded Endocyte (NASDAQ: ECYT) from Outperform to Neutral

    This is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day — it's a look at everything happening in the market, in five minutes. To get the full version of this note every morning, click here or email minutes@benzinga.com.

Best Value Stocks For 2018: Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc(AHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related AHT 25 Biggest Mid-Day Gainers For Friday Mid-Day Market Update: Hortonworks Drops Following Weak Results; Freshpet Shares Spike Higher Ashford Hospitality Trust's (AHT) CEO Montgomery Bennet on Q2 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)
    Related NEWS Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Higher; Micron To Lower Jobs Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Lower; Broadcom Profit Beats Expectations NewStar Financial's (NEWS) CEO Tim Conway on Q2 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)

     

Best Value Stocks For 2018: Veeva Systems Inc.(VEEV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested mid cap global life sciencescloud-based software solutions stock Veeva Systems Inc (NYSE: VEEV) as a bullish long trade for investors who have patience:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Cloud software vendor Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) has had some extraordinary success selling its products to companies in the life sciences. It is now preparing to extend its reach into other industries, and long-term investors should be excited about the potential for the long runway of growth that could result.

  • [By Keith Speights, Brian Stoffel, and George Budwell]

    Healthcare is changing rapidly. Which companies will emerge as the huge winners with these major changes? We asked three of our healthcare contributors to weigh in on the subject. Here’s whyAbbVie (NYSE:ABBV),Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), and Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) could represent bold bets on the future of healthcare.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    To say that Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) has performed well as a publicly traded company would be an understatement. While the stock itself is actually down since its post-IPO days, the company’s fundamentals have vastly improved during that time frame.

Best Value Stocks For 2018: Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp.(SNTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NASDAQ: SNTA) shares were also up, gaining 61 percent to $0.393. Synta Pharmaceuticals announced plans to merge with privately-held Madrigal Pharmaceuticals.

Best Value Stocks For 2018: HSBC Holdings plc(HSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    And the Aramco IPO is making progress. On Feb. 7, the Saudi Arabian oil company hired Moelis & Co. (NYSE:MC) as its IPO advisor. Then on Feb. 21, the company hired the lead underwriters for the IPO. Wall Street stalwarts JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), and HSBC Holdings Plc. (NYSE ADR: HSBC) won the lucrative underwriting contracts.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Here are the top 10 financial bodies investing in lobbying in 2017:

    American Bankers Association: $5.6 million
    Securities Industry & Financial Market Association: $3.5 million
    Financial Services Roundtable: $3.0 million
    Independent Community Bankers of America: $2.7 million
    Association of International CPAs: $2.6 million
    Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C): $2.5 million
    Investment Company Institute: $2.4 million
    S&P Global Inc (NYSE: SPGI): $2.4 million
    Credit Union National Association: $2.4 million
    HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE: HSBC): $2.4 million

    Dozens of others spent more than $1 million, including Ally Financial Inc (NYSE: ALLY), Visa Inc (NYSE: V) and Navient Corp (NASDAQ: NAVI).

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Up first on our list of financial sector breakout trades is $156 billion global bank HSBC Holdings plc (HSBC) . Don’t get fooled by the headline numbers in HSBC this year – shares may be hovering around breakeven year-to-date, but they’re up more than 35% from their April lows. And after tracking sideways for the last couple of months, HSBC is back in breakout mode this week.

Best Performing Stocks For 2018

Treasury yields trimmed their decline on Tuesday but still ended lower after stocks rebounded from the previous days rout that drew investors into perceived safe havens and pushed bond prices higher.

How are Treasurys performing?

The yield on 10-year Treasury notes
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fell 2.8 basis points to 2.766%, after having fallen as low as 2.648%. The benchmark yield had risen to a four-year high of 2.883% on Monday.

Best Performing Stocks For 2018: Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc(AHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related AHT 25 Biggest Mid-Day Gainers For Friday Mid-Day Market Update: Hortonworks Drops Following Weak Results; Freshpet Shares Spike Higher Ashford Hospitality Trust's (AHT) CEO Montgomery Bennet on Q2 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)
    Related NEWS Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Higher; Micron To Lower Jobs Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Lower; Broadcom Profit Beats Expectations NewStar Financial's (NEWS) CEO Tim Conway on Q2 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)

     

Best Performing Stocks For 2018: Navistar International Corporation(NAV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Icahn also was a buyer last week of Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV). He acquireda total of 423.404 shares of the truck and engine maker at prices that ranged from $25.37 to $25.92. The total for the buy was listed at $11 million. The stock closed Friday at $27.49, so it looks like another well-timed buy. The 52-week range for the shares is $10.30 to $33.46, and the consensus price target is $26.79.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV) was started with a Buy rating and a $36 price objective at Aegis Capital. That compares with a consensus target of $24.08. The 52-week range is $5.78 to $32.84. The stock closed yesterday at $30.93.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    While the transition period from one chief executive officer to another has barely gotten started at Volkswagen, some big changes may already be afoot. VW’s commercial-vehicles unit, Volkswagen Truck & Bus, is looking at the possibility of buying more shares in U.S. truck maker Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV) or even acquiring the whole company outright.

Best Performing Stocks For 2018: Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation(SWHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows TASER Internationaloutperforming and all over the place while police body cam stockDigital Ally, Inc (NASDAQ: DGLY)has underperformed, Mace Security International (OTCMKTS: MACE) has been moving sideways and gun stock Sturm, Ruger & Company (NYSE: RGR) has underperformedAmerican Outdoor Brands Corp(NASDAQ: AOBC), formerly Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (NASDAQ: SWHC):

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Sturm, Ruger & Company underperforming more volatile but higher flying competitors or peers like small cap gun stock American Outdoor Brands Corp (NASDAQ: AOBC), formerly Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (NASDAQ: SWHC), and electronic control device maker Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ: AAXN), formerlyTASER International, Inc (NASDAQ: TASR):

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (NASDAQ: SWHC) were down 12 percent to $21.04. Smith & Wesson reported upbeat results for its second quarter, but issued a weak outlook for its third quarter.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: SWHC) reported fiscal second-quarter financial results after markets closed on Thursday. The company said that it had $0.68 in earnings per share (EPS) and $233.5 million in revenue, versus consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters called for $0.56 in EPS and $227.61 million in revenue. The same period from last year had $0.25 in EPS and $143.24 million in revenue.

Best Performing Stocks For 2018: Diana Containerships Inc.(DCIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ: DCIX) shares shot up 45 percent to $9.60. Diana Containerships reported a Q3 loss of $128.67 per share on sales of $6.73 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ: DCIX) shares shot up 109 percent to $13.78. Diana Containerships reported a Q3 loss of $128.67 per share on sales of $6.73 million.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    DryShips isn’t the only shipping stock that has skyrocketed this month; the following stocks’ shares are all up between 320 and 720 percent since November 2:

    Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ: DCIX). Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA). Globus Maritime Ltd (NASDAQ: GLBS). Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SINO).

    One of the primary reasons for the extreme moves in DryShips and other shipping stocks is a combination of large short positions in the stocks and extremely low share counts. DryShips in particular lowered its share count from around 672 million to only around 1 million via a series of reverse stock-splits throughout the year. The splits were intended to allow the stock to maintain its Nasdaq listing after it had lost more than 98 percent of its value in the first 10 months of 2016.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ: DCIX) were down 8 percent to $0.433. Diana Containerships reported a Q1 loss of $0.80 per share on sales of $3.77 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related Chardan Analyst Suggests An AveXis-Ionis Pair Trade Why The Biogen-Ionis News Is A Boon For AveXis AveXis' (AVXS) CEO Sean Nolan on Q4 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)
    Related CLBS Earnings Scheduled For March 17, 2017 15 Biggest Mid-Day Gainers For Thursday Caladrius Biosciences beats by $0.07, beats on revenue (Seeking Alpha) Gainers
    Caladrius Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: CLBS) shares rose 20.2 percent to $6.13 in pre-market trading after the company reported a narrower-than-expected quarterly loss.
    Arbutus Biopharma Corp (NASDAQ: ABUS) rose 12.3 percent to $3.20 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has licensed LNP delivery technology to Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) for use in single messenger RNA product candidate.
    AveXis Inc (NASDAQ: AVXS) rose 12.2 percent to $81.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported topline data from Phase 1 trial of AVXS-101.
    TOP SHIPS Inc (NASDAQ: TOPS) shares rose 10.5 percent to $2.43 in pre-market trading after surging 109.52 percent on Thursday.
    ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. (NASDAQ: IMOS) rose 9.8 percent to $17.45 in pre-market trading after declining 0.44 percent on Thursday.
    Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SINO) rose 8.3 percent to $3.38 in pre-market trading after climbing 23.81 percent on Thursday.
    Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ: DCIX) rose 7.6 percent to $2.99 in pre-market trading after surging 12.55 percent on Thursday.
    Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ: STLD) rose 5.2 percent to $37.25 in pre-market trading. Steel Dynamics expects Q1 earnings of $0.77 to $0.81 per diluted share. The company also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.1550 per common share.
    Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE)
  • [By Lisa Levin] Related CRMD Mid-Day Market Update: U.S. Stocks Turn Negative; AveXis Shares Spike Higher 12 Biggest Mid-Day Gainers For Tuesday CorMedix's (CRMD) CEO Khoso Baluch on Q4 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)
    Related BIOA Mid-Day Market Update: U.S. Stocks Turn Negative; AveXis Shares Spike Higher Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Edge Higher; Tiffany Earnings Top Estimates BioAmber (BIOA) Q4 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)
    CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD) shares fell 27.5 percent to $1.50 after the company reported Q4 results and issued a business update.
    Bioamber Inc (NYSE: BIOA) shares tumbled 23.6 percent to $2.40. BioAmber reported FY16 adjusted loss of $1.07 per share on revenue of $8.3 million.
    The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) shares dipped 20.9 percent to $41.62.
    Innocoll Holdings PLC (NASDAQ: INNL) shares fell 20.3 percent to $1.49. Innocoll posted a narrower-than-expected quarter loss, but revenue missed estimates. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Innocoll from Buy to Hold.
    Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: ROSG) shares declined 20.3 percent to $3.83. On Thursday, Rosetta Genomics disclosed a 1-for-12 reverse stock split.
    Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ESPR) shares dropped 19.9 percent to $23.76. Esperion Therapeutics shares have jumped 106.19 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 16.70 percent in the same period.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) tumbled 18.3 percent to $17.65. AmTrust Financial disclosed that it will delay its annual report filing for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.
    Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK) slipped 17.7 percent to $6.85. Qualstar reported a Q4 loss of $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.2 milli

Hot Blue Chip Companies For 2016

Stocks looked to be headed for a sixth straight drop–and then decided not to fall after all.

Associated Press

The S&P 500 rose 0.3% to 2,077.99 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 92.93 points, or 0.5%, to 17,733.10. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.2% today to 4,844.91.

RBC’s Robert Sluymer and Chris Tevere say “US stocks appears to working through a normal sideways consolidation after a strong surge.” They explain:

Could Brexit prove to be the polar event that shortcircuits the equity bull market that started in February? Possibly, but at this time we do not see meaningful technical evidence to support the bearish case. From our perspective, offensive and defensive themes have effectively been in zigzag consolidations since April, which we continue to view as a healthy consolidation following the strong 15+% surge from the February bull market lows…

Hot Blue Chip Companies For 2016: Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc(AHT)

 

Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm engages in investment and management of properties in the hospitality industry. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The firm primarily invests in hotels with a focus on the ownership of upper-upscale and upscale full-service and select service hotels in primary, secondary and resort markets. It also invests in mid-scale and luxury hotels. The firm invests across all segments and at all levels of the capital structure, including direct hotel investments, first mortgages, mezzanine loans, construction loans, and sale-leaseback transactions. It primarily concentrates among Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, and Starwood brands. Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related AHT 25 Biggest Mid-Day Gainers For Friday Mid-Day Market Update: Hortonworks Drops Following Weak Results; Freshpet Shares Spike Higher Ashford Hospitality Trust's (AHT) CEO Montgomery Bennet on Q2 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha) Related NEWS Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Higher; Micron To Lower Jobs Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Lower; Broadcom Profit Beats Expectations NewStar Financial's (NEWS) CEO Tim Conway on Q2 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)

     

Hot Blue Chip Companies For 2016: Rovi Corporation(ROVI)

Rovi Corporation provides digital entertainment technology solutions for the discovery and management of entertainment content. It offers interactive program guides; embedded licensing technologies, such as recommendations and search capability; media recognition technologies; licensing of the company?s database of descriptive information about television, movie, music, books, and game content; and analog content protection technologies and services. The company?s interactive program guides technology is an interactive listing of television or video program information that enables viewers to navigate through, sort, select, and schedule video programming for viewing and recording. The company also provides video delivery solutions, such as compression-decompression technology (codec) to enable distribution of content across the Internet and through recordable media in physical or streamed forms; and media manager, a personal computer application enabling consumers to man a ge personal media files, including music, photos, and video files. In addition, it offers digital copy solution for consumer electronics devices and PC software applications; the Rovi Entertainment Store video delivery solutions; content authoring solutions; and advertising solutions. Rovi Corporation primarily serves companies in the consumer electronics, cable and satellite, entertainment, and online distribution markets. The company was formerly known as Macrovision Solutions Corporation and changed its name to Rovi Corporation in July 2009. Rovi Corporation was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) shares were also up, gaining 21 percent to $9.30. The New York Times, citing sources familiar with the issue, said Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) is in advanced negotiations to acquire TiVo. TiVo shareholders would reportedly receive both cash and stock; however, the price tag is yet to be determined.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) shares were also up, gaining 20 percent to $9.22. The New York Times reported that Tivo and Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) are in merger talks.

Hot Net Payout Yield Stocks To Own Right Now: Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation(CDE)

Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership, operation, exploration, and development of silver and gold mining properties located primarily in South America, Mexico, the United States, and Australia. The company also explores for lead and zinc ores. Its properties include the Palmarejo mine located in the state of Chihuahua, northern Mexico; San Bartolome mine located near Potosi, Bolivia; Kensington mine located north-northwest of Juneau, Alaska; Rochester mine located in northwestern Nevada; Martha mine located in Santa Cruz, Argentina; and the Endeavor mine in New South Wales, Australia, as well as Joaquin, Tornado, and Satelite properties in Santa Cruz, Argentina. The company was founded in 1928 and is based in Coeur d?Alene, Idaho.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Given revised commodity deck forecasts (particularly for Steel and Gold) and improved Balance Sheet health (Steels, Precious and Industrials Metals) we are upgrading our ratings on several stocks in our coverage. We generally favor companies that have already initiated specific self-help, have low-cost assets and are less exposed to China supply and demand dynamics. In Steels, we have increased our rating from Hold to Buy on Nucor (NUE) and from Sell to Hold on US Steel. We have also upgraded Kinross Gold (KGC) to a Hold on valuation…On higher-than-peer valuations, we reiterate Sell-rated Coeur Mining (CDE), Franco-Nevada (FNV), Goldcorp (GG), Teck Resources (TCK) and highly leveraged AK Steel given preference to issue further equity if possible.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Deutsche Bank’s Jorge Beristain and Chris Terry released their earnings preview for the gold miners–including Barrick Gold (ABX), Goldcorp (GG), Franco-Nevada (FNV), and Coeur Mining (CDE)–and conclude that only one gold miner deserves a Buy rating: Newmont Mining (NEM). They explain why:

Hot Blue Chip Companies For 2016: Affimed N.V.(AFMD)

 

Affimed N.V., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on discovering and developing cancer immunotherapies. Its lead candidate is AFM13, a natural killer cell TandAb designed for the treatment of CD30-positive (CD30+) B- and T-cell malignancies, including Hodgkin lymphoma. The companys product candidates also include AFM11, a T-cell TandAb, which is in Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of various CD19+ B-cell malignancies, including non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, acute lymphocytic leukemia, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia; and AFM21, a TandAb program in preclinical development that binds epidermal growth factor receptor variant III for solid tumors, as well as for patients with glioblastoma, hormone refractory prostate cancer, and head and neck cancer. Its AFM21 product also binds CD3, directing T-cells to destroy tumor cells that carry EGFRvIII. Affimed N.V. has license agreements with Amphivena Therapeutics, Inc . and Xoma Ireland Limited; research funding agreement with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; and clinical research collaboration with Merck & Co Inc. The company was formerly known as Affimed Therapeutics B.V. and changed its name to Affimed N.V. in October 2014. Affimed N.V. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Affimed NV (NASDAQ: AFMD) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.18 per share on revenue of $1.71 million.

    Azure Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: AZUR) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.10 per share on revenue of $21.26 million.