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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019

As shareholders of BP (NYSE:BP) are well aware, the company has experienced numerous setbacks over the last decade. First, there was the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and then the oil-price slump of 2014-17.

But in 2018, BP’s stock has come roaring back. Oil prices are high, production is up, and the company is offering a fat dividend yield. Of course, BP’s peers like Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A) (NYSE:RDS-B) are likewise outperforming. Nevertheless, let’s take a peek under the hood to make sure BP can sustain this momentum, so we can tell whether the stock is a buy.

2018 has been great for oil industry investors so far. But can BP continue to outperform? Image source: Getty Images.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.(HOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Holo (CURRENCY:HOT) traded 1.6% lower against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 18:00 PM ET on August 18th. Holo has a market capitalization of $82.13 million and approximately $2.55 million worth of Holo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Holo token can currently be bought for $0.0006 or 0.00000010 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Hotbit, Binance, Fatbtc and Radar Relay. Over the last seven days, Holo has traded 5.3% lower against the US dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Hydro Protocol (CURRENCY:HOT) traded up 3.5% against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on June 14th. During the last seven days, Hydro Protocol has traded down 28.5% against the dollar. One Hydro Protocol token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0392 or 0.00000594 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including BigONE, DDEX and OKEx. Hydro Protocol has a total market cap of $27.49 million and $967,051.00 worth of Hydro Protocol was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Independent Research set a €156.00 ($185.71) price objective on Hochtief (FRA:HOT) in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Hydro Protocol (CURRENCY:HOT) traded up 15.6% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on May 5th. During the last week, Hydro Protocol has traded up 93.2% against the US dollar. One Hydro Protocol token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.10 or 0.00001044 BTC on major exchanges including BigONE, DDEX and OKEx. Hydro Protocol has a total market cap of $72.13 million and approximately $1.91 million worth of Hydro Protocol was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Holo (CURRENCY:HOT) traded 0.8% lower against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on September 22nd. Holo has a market cap of $148.52 million and approximately $5.90 million worth of Holo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Holo token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0011 or 0.00000017 BTC on major exchanges including IDEX, LATOKEN, Binance and Hotbit. In the last seven days, Holo has traded up 0.1% against the US dollar.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Lyon William Homes(WLH)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) traded down 7.4% on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $24.95 and last traded at $25.04. 774,270 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 81% from the average session volume of 426,618 shares. The stock had previously closed at $27.05.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the seven brokerages that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $30.33.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Duke Energy Corporation(DUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer, Rich Smith, and Sean Williams]

    If you’ve entered your retirement years, then your investment goals have likely shifted from wealth accumulation to living off the wealth you have created. That, in turn, likely means you’re looking for a mix of dividend income and safety. Here are these Motley Fool investors’ choices of three high-yield stocks that offer just that, by providing customers with services they simply can’t live without: AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), NextEra Energy Inc. (NYSE:NEE), and Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). 

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    When it comes to investing, including some boring, defensive stocks in your portfolio is a good thing. This is because investors often forget that markets go both up and down. The market is in a positive mood lately, which is exactly why you will want to consider this trio of boring utility stocks. Here’s why American Water Works, Inc. (NYSE:AWK), Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK), and Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) are all defensive stocks you might want to consider adding to your portfolio today.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Investors purchased shares of Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) on weakness during trading hours on Wednesday following insider selling activity. $62.54 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $49.30 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $13.24 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Duke Energy had the 30th highest net in-flow for the day. Duke Energy traded down ($0.90) for the day and closed at $76.03Specifically, Director E Marie Mckee sold 2,006 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.49, for a total value of $155,444.94. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Corporate insiders own 0.08% of the company’s stock.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    That’s why investors would be better off investing in high-yielding Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) or PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL). Here’s what you need to know to decide.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Arlington Asset Investment Corp(AI)

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Arlington Asset Investment Corp  (NYSE:AI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Arlington Asset Investment (NYSE: AI) and New Mountain Finance (NYSE:NMFC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded 57.3% higher against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 0:00 AM ET on July 2nd. One POLY AI token can currently be purchased for about $0.0002 or 0.00000003 BTC on exchanges. POLY AI has a market cap of $454.00 and approximately $157.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, POLY AI has traded 65.4% higher against the dollar.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: PBF Logistics LP(PBFX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PBF Logistics (NYSE:PBFX) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The pipeline company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.49 by ($0.06), MarketWatch Earnings reports. PBF Logistics had a net margin of 33.57% and a return on equity of 56.03%. The company had revenue of $64.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $67.75 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.55 earnings per share. PBF Logistics’s revenue was up 5.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Plains GP (NYSE: PBFX) and PBF Logistics (NYSE:PBFX) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Best Casino Stocks To Own Right Now

FlutterCoin (CURRENCY:FLT) traded 5.8% higher against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 8:00 AM ET on May 29th. Over the last seven days, FlutterCoin has traded 16.3% lower against the dollar. One FlutterCoin coin can currently be bought for about $0.0020 or 0.00000027 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. FlutterCoin has a total market cap of $874,813.00 and approximately $87.00 worth of FlutterCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Here’s how related cryptocurrencies have performed over the last 24 hours:

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DNotes (NOTE) traded flat against the dollar and now trades at $2.48 or 0.00026178 BTC. CasinoCoin (CSC) traded 10.4% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0005 or 0.00000007 BTC. Novacoin (NVC) traded 6.3% higher against the dollar and now trades at $3.54 or 0.00047720 BTC. GoldCoin (GLD) traded 0.4% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.17 or 0.00002294 BTC. Sequence (SEQ) traded up 0.7% against the dollar and now trades at $0.12 or 0.00001586 BTC. Pandacoin (PND) traded 9.8% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0001 or 0.00000002 BTC. Anoncoin (ANC) traded 45.8% higher against the dollar and now trades at $2.22 or 0.00029900 BTC. Bitmark (BTM) traded down 1.3% against the dollar and now trades at $0.47 or 0.00006295 BTC. vTorrent (VTR) traded up 2.3% against the dollar and now trades at $0.33 or 0.00004501 BTC. FORCE (FOR) traded up 6.6% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0202 or 0.00000272 BTC.

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Best Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc.(EBMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Eagle Bancorp Montana earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.1226009264191 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Best Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Arlington Asset Investment Corp(AI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Arlington Asset Investment (NYSE: AI) and New Mountain Finance (NYSE:NMFC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded down 2.3% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on June 13th. POLY AI has a total market capitalization of $294.00 and approximately $702.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, POLY AI has traded 37.6% lower against the U.S. dollar. One POLY AI token can now be purchased for about $0.0001 or 0.00000002 BTC on exchanges.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded 57.3% higher against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 0:00 AM ET on July 2nd. One POLY AI token can currently be purchased for about $0.0002 or 0.00000003 BTC on exchanges. POLY AI has a market cap of $454.00 and approximately $157.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, POLY AI has traded 65.4% higher against the dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded 6.1% higher against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 16th. Over the last week, POLY AI has traded up 33.4% against the US dollar. POLY AI has a total market cap of $651.00 and approximately $802.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last day. One POLY AI token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0003 or 0.00000003 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Arlington Asset Investment Corp (NYSE:AI) insider J Rock Tonkel, Jr. bought 10,000 shares of Arlington Asset Investment stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 3rd. The shares were acquired at an average price of $8.79 per share, for a total transaction of $87,900.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now owns 359,115 shares in the company, valued at $3,156,620.85. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Arlington Asset Investment Corp  (NYSE:AI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

Best Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Newcastle Investment Corporation(NCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PolySwarm (CURRENCY:NCT) traded 0.8% higher against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 10:00 AM E.T. on September 16th. PolySwarm has a market capitalization of $5.74 million and $6,140.00 worth of PolySwarm was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, PolySwarm has traded 4.2% higher against the US dollar. One PolySwarm token can currently be purchased for $0.0037 or 0.00000057 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, IDEX, DDEX and TOPBTC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PolySwarm (CURRENCY:NCT) traded 5.6% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on July 4th. One PolySwarm token can now be purchased for $0.0039 or 0.00000059 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, IDEX and DDEX. During the last seven days, PolySwarm has traded 8.4% higher against the U.S. dollar. PolySwarm has a total market cap of $5.94 million and $28,632.00 worth of PolySwarm was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PolySwarm (CURRENCY:NCT) traded 8.5% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 13:00 PM ET on August 28th. PolySwarm has a market capitalization of $5.86 million and $7,097.00 worth of PolySwarm was traded on exchanges in the last day. One PolySwarm token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0038 or 0.00000054 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including DDEX, TOPBTC, IDEX and HitBTC. In the last week, PolySwarm has traded 9.3% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PolySwarm (CURRENCY:NCT) traded 3.5% lower against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 0:00 AM Eastern on June 2nd. PolySwarm has a market cap of $9.94 million and $67,420.00 worth of PolySwarm was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One PolySwarm token can currently be purchased for $0.0068 or 0.00000089 BTC on major exchanges including HitBTC, DDEX and IDEX. In the last week, PolySwarm has traded 8.2% lower against the dollar.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019

On Friday, small cap The Stars Group (NASDAQ: TSG), a leading provider of technology-based products and services in the global gaming and interactive entertainment industries, rose 10.60% after updating its previously announced guidance ranges for the full year 2017 and announcing the prepayment of an additional $75 million of second lien debt. Through its Stars Interactive division, The Stars Group ultimately owns gaming and related consumer businesses and brands, including PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, StarsDraft, and the PokerStars Championship, PokerStars Festival and PokerStars Megastack live poker tour brands (incorporating aspects of the European Poker Tour, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Latin American Poker Tour and the Asia Pacific Poker Tour). These brands together have more than 113 million registered customers globally and collectively form the largest poker business in the world, comprising online poker games and tournaments, sponsored live poker competitions, marketing arrangements for branded poker rooms in popular casinos in major cities around the world, and poker programming and content created for television and online audiences. The Company also offers non-poker gaming products, including casino, sportsbook and daily fantasy sports; plus is licensed or approved to offer, or offers under third party licenses or approvals, its products and services in various jurisdictions throughout the world, including in Europe, both within and outside of the European Union, the Americas and elsewhere. 

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Pebblebrook Hotel Trust(PEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [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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  • [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 Max Byerly]

    Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the thirteen research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.19.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Camping World Holdings, Inc. (CWH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market was mixed on Thursday, with strength for the Dow Jones Industrial Average standing in contrast to weakness among the key technology stocks in the Nasdaq Composite. For the most part, those impacts canceled each other out for the broader market, with the S&P 500 showing only minimal changes from yesterday’s levels. The volatility shows that investors generally have some uncertainty about the future direction of the market, but some stocks managed to post substantial gains. Camping World Holdings (NYSE:CWH), Axovant Sciences (NASDAQ:AXON), and Sonic (NASDAQ:SONC) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Camping World (NYSE:CWH) was downgraded by research analysts at TheStreet from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY trimmed its position in Camping World (NYSE:CWH) by 37.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 10,006 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,077 shares during the quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Camping World were worth $448,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The popularity of recreational vehicles has been rising, and Camping World Holdings (NYSE:CWH) has been maneuvering itself toward the front of the pack to take advantage of the trend. Although competition in the RV business is fierce, the space is quite segmented, and Camping World has a golden opportunity to build out its national presence, and begin to unify its retail face under a single corporate roof — even as it branches out in new directions in an attempt to become an even broader, all-outdoors giant.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap retailer Camping World Holdings (NYSE: CWH) is the third most shorted stock on the NYSE with short interest of 43.65% according to Highshortinterest.com and shares are now at a key support level on the charts:

  • [By ]

    Camping World (CWH) dropped as much as 17% in trading Tuesday after the company reported revenue growth of 21%, a deceleration from the previous quarter’s growth of 35%. Additionally, CEO Marcus Lemonis said that unseasonably cold weather likely impacted the early part of the industry’s peak selling season. 

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Noah Holdings Ltd.(NOAH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Noah Coin (CURRENCY:NOAH) traded 3.3% higher against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 20:00 PM Eastern on February 3rd. During the last seven days, Noah Coin has traded 10% lower against the US dollar. Noah Coin has a total market cap of $6.11 million and approximately $75,297.00 worth of Noah Coin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Noah Coin token can now be purchased for $0.0002 or 0.00000005 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including YoBit, DDEX, Mercatox and Livecoin.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) fell 13.2 percent to $10.95 in pre-market trading after dropping 1.33 percent on Friday.
    Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE: SAN) shares fell 8.7 percent to $5.33 in pre-market trading after declining 2.83 percent on Friday.
    Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) fell 8 percent to $32.75 in the pre-market trading session.
    AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE: AER) shares fell 7.4 percent to $51.17 in pre-market trading.
    Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INO) fell 7.4 percent to $4.54 in pre-market trading.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) fell 7 percent to $31.83 in pre-market trading.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares fell 6.5 percent to $30.29 in pre-market trading after dropping 10.60 percent on Friday.
    Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOAN) fell 6.2 percent to $6.85 in pre-market trading.
    RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDHL) fell 6 percent to $6.67 in pre-market trading.
    QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE: QEP) shares fell 5.8 percent to $11.45 in pre-market trading after dropping 6.75 percent on Friday.
    Noah Holdings Limited (NYSE: NOAH) fell 5.5 percent to $61.53 in pre-market trading.
    CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI) shares fell 5.2 percent to $11.70 in pre-market trading

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Noah Holdings (NYSE:NOAH)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The stock traded as low as $57.81 and last traded at $57.76, with a volume of 191661 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $54.50.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Yum! Brands, Inc.(YUM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    There are several different avenues available to investors looking to take advantage of the surging popularity of food delivery, including restaurants, grocers, meal kits, tech companies that support payment systems, apps and other logistics, and larger corporations that will undoubtedly make waves in the space. Let’s examine some of the options.

    Company Name Type of Business Market Cap (billions) P/E Ratio (GAAP)
    Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) E-commerce/Grocery $833.5 271.78
    Blue Apron (NYSE:APRN) Meal kit delivery $0.6 N/A
    Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) Restaurant $11.6 41.16
    GrubHub (NYSE:GRUB) Restaurant delivery $10.5 136.47
    Kroger (NYSE: KO) Grocery $20.8 24.53
    McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) Restaurant $131.3 22.14
    Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM) Grocery $2.8 18.2
    Square (NYSE:SQ) Payments $25.9 N/A
    Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) Retail/Grocery $247.4 28.66
    Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) Restaurant $27.2 15.0

    Data source: Google Finance

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fmr LLC lowered its position in shares of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) by 65.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 772,899 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 1,478,690 shares during the quarter. Fmr LLC owned about 0.24% of Yum! Brands worth $60,456,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [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 Stephan Byrd]

    Burney Co. increased its holdings in shares of Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) by 475.3% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 44,278 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 36,582 shares during the quarter. Burney Co.’s holdings in Yum! Brands were worth $3,769,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By ]

    These figures should be a relief for Niccol, who joined the company from Yum! Brands’ (YUM) Taco Bell in February. While he was largely welcomed by investors and received industry affirmation, some critics were skeptical of his franchising background, operational savvy and the disparity in ethos between Chipotle and Taco Bell.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: QuinStreet, Inc.(QNST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The mood was negative on Wall Street on Wednesday, and most major benchmarks finished in the red. Strength in the technology sector wasn’t enough to lift more cyclically focused benchmarks like the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the combination of an attack on Saudi Arabia that sent oil prices higher and some disquieting readings on the inflation front kept investors from feeling more confident about stocks going into earnings season. In addition, some individual companies had bad news that sent their shares lower. Analogic (NASDAQ:ALOG), QuinStreet (NASDAQ:QNST), and MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    QuinStreet (NASDAQ:QNST) Director James R. Simons sold 229,718 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.39, for a total transaction of $2,846,206.02. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of QuinStreet Inc (NASDAQ:QNST) by 41.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 99,823 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 29,306 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned approximately 0.22% of QuinStreet worth $1,275,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: PennantPark Investment Corporation(PNNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on PennantPark Investment (PNNT)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Garrison Capital (NASDAQ: GARS) and PennantPark Investment (NASDAQ:PNNT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Live Ventures (NASDAQ: LIVE) and PennantPark Investment (NASDAQ:PNNT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of PennantPark Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:PNNT) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $8.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of PennantPark Investment (NASDAQ:PNNT) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Thursday morning.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Arlington Asset Investment Corp(AI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded 57.3% higher against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 0:00 AM ET on July 2nd. One POLY AI token can currently be purchased for about $0.0002 or 0.00000003 BTC on exchanges. POLY AI has a market cap of $454.00 and approximately $157.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, POLY AI has traded 65.4% higher against the dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded 6.1% higher against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 16th. Over the last week, POLY AI has traded up 33.4% against the US dollar. POLY AI has a total market cap of $651.00 and approximately $802.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last day. One POLY AI token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0003 or 0.00000003 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Arlington Asset Investment (NYSE: AI) and New Mountain Finance (NYSE:NMFC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded down 2.3% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on June 13th. POLY AI has a total market capitalization of $294.00 and approximately $702.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, POLY AI has traded 37.6% lower against the U.S. dollar. One POLY AI token can now be purchased for about $0.0001 or 0.00000002 BTC on exchanges.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Arlington Asset Investment Corp (NYSE:AI) insider J Rock Tonkel, Jr. bought 10,000 shares of Arlington Asset Investment stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 3rd. The shares were acquired at an average price of $8.79 per share, for a total transaction of $87,900.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now owns 359,115 shares in the company, valued at $3,156,620.85. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Smith(ds)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Drive Shack Inc (NYSE:DS)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $7.18 and last traded at $6.91, with a volume of 21368 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.04.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Drive Shack (DS)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Redwood Trust (NYSE: RWT) and Drive Shack (NYSE:DS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and risk.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: InterOil Corporation(IOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about InterOil (NYSE:IOC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. InterOil earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.5148763796823 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    I/O Coin (CURRENCY:IOC) traded 26.1% higher against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on August 17th. Over the last seven days, I/O Coin has traded up 50% against the US dollar. One I/O Coin coin can now be purchased for $0.39 or 0.00005901 BTC on exchanges. I/O Coin has a market capitalization of $6.55 million and approximately $14,268.00 worth of I/O Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Enbridge Inc(ENB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) came roaring back in January. After tumbling 20% in 2018 due in part to a late sell-off in the oil market, shares of the Canadian oil pipeline giant rebounded 17.8% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Driving that rally was a bounce back in the oil market as well as some bullish notes by analysts who follow the company.

  • [By John Bromels]

    It hasn’t helped that, in general, pipeline stocks have been having a rough couple of years. This is partly due to an overall industry slump, but different stocks have been hit for different reasons. For example, Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) took on a huge debt load to acquire Spectra Energy and weathered concerns about its cash flow. TransCanada (NYSE:TRP), on the other hand, was forced to cancel its Energy East and Eastern Mainline pipeline projects, which would have juiced long-term growth. 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hennessy Advisors Inc. cut its holdings in Enbridge Inc (NYSE:ENB) (TSE:ENB) by 10.3% in the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 1,415,765 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 163,000 shares during the period. Enbridge makes up about 1.7% of Hennessy Advisors Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 8th largest holding. Hennessy Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Enbridge were worth $45,715,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Parametrica Management Ltd acquired a new position in Advanced Disposal (NYSE:ADSW) in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor acquired 17,810 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $397,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of ADSW. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new position in shares of Advanced Disposal during the first quarter valued at $132,000. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Advanced Disposal by 88.8% during the fourth quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 15,100 shares of the company’s stock valued at $361,000 after acquiring an additional 7,100 shares in the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its holdings in shares of Advanced Disposal by 872.0% during the first quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 19,440 shares of the company’s stock valued at $433,000 after acquiring an additional 17,440 shares in the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas bought a new position in shares of Advanced Disposal during the fourth quarter valued at $444,000. Finally, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Advanced Disposal during the fourth quarter valued at $493,000.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Federated Investors, Inc.(FII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Gabelli Funds LLC trimmed its stake in Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII) by 35.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 65,000 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 35,000 shares during the quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC’s holdings in Federated Investors were worth $2,171,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MetLife Investment Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII) by 76.3% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 104,449 shares of the asset manager’s stock after acquiring an additional 45,210 shares during the quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC owned about 0.10% of Federated Investors worth $2,436,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Silvercrest Asset Management Group (NASDAQ:SAMG) and Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Gerdau S.A.(GGB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eleven analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $4.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) fell 7.6% on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $3.99 and last traded at $4.00. 20,132,700 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 80% from the average session volume of 11,155,967 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.33.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) tumbled more than 10% by 2:45 p.m. EDT Thursday in what was a tumultuous day for stocks in Brazil. The Brazil-based steel company sold off along with that country’s stock market amid fears that the recent trucker strike could have a deep impact on the economy.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AMG Funds LLC lessened its stake in Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) by 12.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 256,979 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 35,501 shares during the quarter. AMG Funds LLC’s holdings in Gerdau were worth $1,198,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Arlington Asset Investment Corp(AI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Arlington Asset Investment (NYSE: AI) and New Mountain Finance (NYSE:NMFC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded 6.1% higher against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 16th. Over the last week, POLY AI has traded up 33.4% against the US dollar. POLY AI has a total market cap of $651.00 and approximately $802.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last day. One POLY AI token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0003 or 0.00000003 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Arlington Asset Investment Corp (NYSE:AI) insider J Rock Tonkel, Jr. bought 10,000 shares of Arlington Asset Investment stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 3rd. The shares were acquired at an average price of $8.79 per share, for a total transaction of $87,900.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now owns 359,115 shares in the company, valued at $3,156,620.85. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded 57.3% higher against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 0:00 AM ET on July 2nd. One POLY AI token can currently be purchased for about $0.0002 or 0.00000003 BTC on exchanges. POLY AI has a market cap of $454.00 and approximately $157.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, POLY AI has traded 65.4% higher against the dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded down 2.3% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on June 13th. POLY AI has a total market capitalization of $294.00 and approximately $702.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, POLY AI has traded 37.6% lower against the U.S. dollar. One POLY AI token can now be purchased for about $0.0001 or 0.00000002 BTC on exchanges.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc.(SRPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    For the details of ETF Portfolio Partners, Inc.’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=ETF+Portfolio+Partners%2C+Inc.

    These are the top 5 holdings of ETF Portfolio Partners, Inc.Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI) – 194,472 shares, 17.91% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 1.13%iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond (AGG) – 254,189 shares, 17.72% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.15%iShares Russell 1000 (IWB) – 98,181 shares, 9.78% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.56%Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets (VEA) – 322,914 shares, 9.08% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 1.20%iShares S&P 500 Value (IVE) – 108,531

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: EMCOR Group, Inc.(EME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Emcor Group Inc (NYSE:EME) EVP R Kevin Matz sold 15,000 shares of Emcor Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $81.12, for a total value of $1,216,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 220,109 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,855,242.08. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Emcor Group Inc (NYSE:EME) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $87.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Emcor Group Inc (NYSE:EME) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, July 9th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 20th will be given a dividend of 0.08 per share by the construction company on Tuesday, July 31st. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.41%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of Emcor Group Inc (NYSE:EME) by 3.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 6,483,730 shares of the construction company’s stock after buying an additional 202,856 shares during the quarter. BlackRock Inc. owned 0.11% of Emcor Group worth $493,931,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Approach Resources Inc.(AREX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:AREX) hit a new 52-week low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $2.02 and last traded at $2.04, with a volume of 2875 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $2.08.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:AREX) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $2.75.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Approach Resources (AREX)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Approach Resources (AREX)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Approach Resources (AREX)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Approach Resources (NASDAQ:AREX) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news 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. Approach Resources earned a coverage optimism score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the energy company an impact score of 46.8987147373518 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Facebook, Inc.(FB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    For the details of Cat Rock Capital Management LP’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Cat+Rock+Capital+Management+LP

    These are the top 5 holdings of Cat Rock Capital Management LPTransDigm Group Inc (TDG) – 311,175 shares, 36.47% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 7.62%CarGurus Inc (CARG) – 2,575,310 shares, 30.38% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 138.50%Facebook Inc (FB) – 269,513 shares, 17.78% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 25.29%Star Group LP (SGU) – 3,032,551 shares, 10.09% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.58%ShotSpotter Inc (SSTI) – 311,862 shares,

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) will report its most recent quarterly results on Wednesday. The consensus estimates call for $1.36 in EPS and $11.41 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen trading at $166.28, in a 52-week range of $142.27 to $195.32. The consensus price target is $218.22.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) recently introduced its Portal smart speakers, which sport screens and cameras like Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Echo Show. Facebook will launch two versions of the Portal: the $199 Portal, which has a 10″ screen, and the $349 Portal+, which has a 15.6″ screen. Facebook is currently taking pre-orders for both speakers and plans to ship the devices next month.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    The head of a large pension fund decried the influence Mark Zuckerberg has over Facebook Inc.’s (NASDAQ: FB) decisions. According to CNBC:

    The capital markets are a democracy, but that’s not how Facebook is being run, said Christopher Ailman, the chief investment officer of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, known as CalSTRS.

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    Each week, Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser and Motley Fool contributor Matt Frankel, CFP each tells listeners about one stock that’s on their radar and why. In this clip, you’ll hear why we think Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) could be set for major profits and why Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is a stock you should be watching.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc.(SFBS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of ServisFirst Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFBS) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Thursday morning.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of ServisFirst Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFBS) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Tuesday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on SFBS. BidaskClub raised shares of ServisFirst Bancshares from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Hovde Group set a $44.00 price objective on shares of ServisFirst Bancshares and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of ServisFirst Bancshares from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $49.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, April 19th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a $45.00 price objective on shares of ServisFirst Bancshares in a report on Wednesday, March 28th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. ServisFirst Bancshares presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $44.00.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Knight Transportation, Inc.(KNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: “Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Knight-Swift (KNX) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.32 Billion” was published by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this story on another website, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of US & international copyright and trademark law. The correct version of this story can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3346524/zacks-brokerages-anticipate-knight-swift-knx-will-announce-quarterly-sales-of-1-32-billion.html.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Knight-Swift Transportation (NYSE:KNX) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Tuesday.

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    Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings (NYSE: KNX) completed its merger of Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation in September last year to create one of the largest operators in the FTL segment. Drivers as a percentage of total employment is among the highest in the industry, but could come down as the merged company consolidates the business.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Knight-Swift (NYSE:KNX) gapped up prior to trading on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $41.81, but opened at $41.77. Knight-Swift shares last traded at $41.07, with a volume of 125170 shares traded.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (PK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. increased its holdings in Park Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:PK) by 745.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 22,425 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 19,771 shares during the quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s holdings in Park Hotels & Resorts were worth $607,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    Several brokerages have weighed in on PK. ValuEngine downgraded Park Hotels & Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Barclays increased their price target on Park Hotels & Resorts from $31.00 to $34.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday. Jefferies Group began coverage on Park Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Thursday. They set a “buy” rating and a $37.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised Park Hotels & Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Saturday, May 12th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Park Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Monday, May 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $34.85.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Zacks Investment Management bought a new stake in shares of Park Hotels & Resorts Inc (NYSE:PK) in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund bought 65,246 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,998,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Schroder Investment Management Group trimmed its holdings in Park Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:PK) by 45.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 692,710 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 588,200 shares during the quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group’s holdings in Park Hotels & Resorts were worth $18,717,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Park Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:PK)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at Boenning Scattergood in a research note issued on Monday.

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Investors in NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) have generally seen their company benefit from a strong environment in the Chinese video game industry. Impressive growth in revenue and profits in past years helped fuel impressive gains for NetEase shares, and the appetite for more from consumers in China and elsewhere has seemed insatiable. Yet in every growth stock’s experience, a company eventually starts to face challenges in sustaining growth, and the key question becomes what that company does to restart its growth engines.

Coming into Wednesday’s first-quarter financial report, NetEase investors were ready for some declines in earnings, but they expected to see solid performance on the top line. That’s largely what NetEase produced, but the extent of its weaker net income was surprising. Although the company sees itself on course for a good 2018, shareholders don’t seem nearly as confident that it’ll be easy for NetEase to get back on a growth path for the remainder of the year.

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Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Arlington Asset Investment Corp(AI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded 57.3% higher against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 0:00 AM ET on July 2nd. One POLY AI token can currently be purchased for about $0.0002 or 0.00000003 BTC on exchanges. POLY AI has a market cap of $454.00 and approximately $157.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, POLY AI has traded 65.4% higher against the dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded down 2.3% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on June 13th. POLY AI has a total market capitalization of $294.00 and approximately $702.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, POLY AI has traded 37.6% lower against the U.S. dollar. One POLY AI token can now be purchased for about $0.0001 or 0.00000002 BTC on exchanges.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded 6.1% higher against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 16th. Over the last week, POLY AI has traded up 33.4% against the US dollar. POLY AI has a total market cap of $651.00 and approximately $802.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last day. One POLY AI token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0003 or 0.00000003 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Arlington Asset Investment (NYSE: AI) and New Mountain Finance (NYSE:NMFC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Capstead Mortgage Corporation(CMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Capstead Mortgage (NYSE:CMO) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Celadon Group, Inc.(CGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Scopus Asset Management L.P. reduced its holdings in shares of Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE:CGI) by 57.5% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 900,000 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 1,218,285 shares during the quarter. Scopus Asset Management L.P. owned approximately 3.18% of Celadon Group worth $3,330,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE:CGI) by 26.7% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,347,089 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 283,476 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned about 4.76% of Celadon Group worth $4,983,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Lancaster Colony Corporation(LANC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Lancaster Colony (NASDAQ:LANC) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report released on Wednesday.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Lancaster Colony from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, April 12th.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: American Software, Inc.(AMSWA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Stocks For 2019: CIENA Corporation(CIEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The communications equipment provider reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.30 by ($0.07), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $730.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $726.38 million. Ciena had a return on equity of 14.10% and a net margin of 27.76%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.45 EPS.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    I think such an opportunity may have arrived withCiena (NYSE:CIEN), which recently reported its fiscal second-quarter 2018 earnings. Ciena makes optical and packet networking equipment that improves speeds over a network.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $5.56 billion.
    Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $466.25 million.
    Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $6.20 billion.
    Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.46 per share on revenue of $8.13 billion.
    Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE: BURL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $1.49 billion.
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $726.56 million.
    American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $806.17 million.
    Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $276.27 bmillion.
    Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $682.68 million.
    Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE: SFL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $92.08 million.
    Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PERY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $232.30 million.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $140.83 million.
    Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $90.20 million.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $160.50 million.
    Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE: CBK) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $89.35 million.
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    Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLSD) shares fell 17.8 percent to $11.95 in pre-market trading. Clearside Biomedical disclosed that its Phase 2 trial of CLS-TA met primary and secondary endpoints met in 6-month trial.
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    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) fell 8.5 percent to $22.02 in the pre-market trading session after the company posted downbeat Q1 earnings and announced plans to buy Packet Design.
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Top 10 Stocks For 2019: CVR Partners LP(UAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CVR Partners (NYSE: UAN) and PotashCorp (NYSE:NTR) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Arcadia Biosciences (NASDAQ: RKDA) and CVR Partners (NYSE:UAN) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.(XENE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:XENE) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $8.30 and last traded at $8.25, with a volume of 4819 shares. The stock had previously closed at $7.10.

  • [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
  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Stocks For 2019: AllianzGI NFJ Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund(NFJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News coverage about Allianzgi NFJ Dividend int & Prm Stgy Fd (NYSE:NFJ) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Allianzgi NFJ Dividend int & Prm Stgy Fd earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the investment management company an impact score of 48.4440755158662 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Quidel Corporation(QDEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Birchview Capital LP decreased its stake in Quidel Co. (NASDAQ:QDEL) by 12.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 33,975 shares of the company’s stock after selling 5,000 shares during the period. Quidel makes up 1.2% of Birchview Capital LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 9th largest holding. Birchview Capital LP’s holdings in Quidel were worth $1,760,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Quidel Co. (NASDAQ:QDEL)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $65.70 and last traded at $65.27, with a volume of 19694 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $64.20.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Quidel (NASDAQ: QDEL) and IPSEN S A/S (OTCMKTS:IPSEY) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Quidel (NASDAQ:QDEL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by Barclays in a research note issued on Thursday. They currently have a $65.00 price objective on the stock. Barclays’ price target suggests a potential upside of 8.06% from the company’s previous close.

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Luminex Co. (NASDAQ:LMNX) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $27.90 and last traded at $27.67, with a volume of 10157 shares. The stock had previously closed at $27.70.

LMNX has been the topic of several research reports. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Luminex from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. William Blair restated a “market perform” rating on shares of Luminex in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Luminex from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 17th. Finally, Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of Luminex from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $22.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, May 7th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Luminex presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.00.

Top Bank Stocks To Own For 2018: UGI Corporation(UGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rhumbline Advisers trimmed its stake in shares of UGI Co. (NYSE:UGI) by 2.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 299,796 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 7,970 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.17% of UGI worth $13,317,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC boosted its holdings in shares of UGI Co. (NYSE:UGI) by 35.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 8,986 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,359 shares during the quarter. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC’s holdings in UGI were worth $399,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID reduced its holdings in UGI Co. (NYSE:UGI) by 0.9% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 313,995 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 2,800 shares during the quarter. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s holdings in UGI were worth $13,948,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Bank Stocks To Own For 2018: 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 Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    SunTrust analyst Neal Dingmann upgraded shares of Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE: NOG) from Hold to Buy and increased his price target from $2 to $4.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NOG) are flying high, up 12% as of 10:30 a.m. EDT, after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results.

Top Bank Stocks To Own For 2018: Arlington Asset Investment Corp(AI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded 6.1% higher against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 16th. Over the last week, POLY AI has traded up 33.4% against the US dollar. POLY AI has a total market cap of $651.00 and approximately $802.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last day. One POLY AI token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0003 or 0.00000003 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges.

Top Bank Stocks To Own For 2018: Vicon Industries Inc.(VII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Seven Generations Energy (TSE:VII) insider Glen Allen Nevokshonoff sold 31,319 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$16.15, for a total transaction of C$505,801.85.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Vicon Industries, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:VII) saw a significant decrease in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 249,394 shares, a decrease of 30.9% from the April 30th total of 361,136 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 173,799 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.4 days. Approximately 3.0% of the shares of the company are sold short.

Top Bank Stocks To Own For 2018: Honeywell International Inc.(HON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The aviation and aerospace units at General Electric Co. (GE) and Honeywell International Inc. (HON) helped the two industrial giants beat earnings estimates, which bodes well for Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) and Boeing Co. (BA) as they prepare to report quarterly financial results next week.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Investors sold shares of Honeywell (NYSE:HON) on strength during trading hours on Tuesday. $61.81 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $104.21 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $42.40 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Honeywell had the 20th highest net out-flow for the day. Honeywell traded up $0.07 for the day and closed at $144.23

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    Meanwhile on Friday, Honeywell (HON) and General Electric (GE) release earnings. Eade views Honeywell as more of an economic bellwether than GE.

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: NetApp Inc.(NTAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $71.11 and last traded at $71.11, with a volume of 110710 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $69.65.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The data storage provider reported $0.99 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.91 by $0.08. NetApp had a positive return on equity of 29.38% and a negative net margin of 0.09%. The company had revenue of $1.52 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.49 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.82 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that NetApp will post 2.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    IBM CEO Ginni Rometty. Image source: IBM.

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    IBM posted its second straight quarter of annual sales growth after almost six years of declines. Its revenue rose 5% annually to $19.07 billion, beating estimates by $390 million. Its non-GAAP earnings also grew 4% to $2.45, topping expectations by $0.06. IBM’s closely watched “strategic imperatives” (SI) revenue — which comes from its higher-growth cloud, social, mobile, security, and analytics businesses — rose 12% annually (10% on a constant currency basis) to $37.7 billion over the past 12 months. That accounted for 47% of IBM’s revenue, compared to42% a year earlier. This tells us that Big Blue’s shift from legacy businesses to higher-growth ones is gradually paying off.IBM also noted, without disclosing an exact figure, that its security revenues also rose 60% annually during the quarter. IBM’s total cloud revenue over the past 12 months rose 22% annually (20% in constant currency) to $17.7 billion. For the quarter, its higher-growth cloud-as-a-service revenue rose 25% annually (20% in constant currency) to $10.7 billion, compared to 20% reported growth in the fourth quarter. Three of IBM’s four computing business segments (Cognitive Solutions, Global Business Services, and Technology Services & Cloud Platforms) posted positive annual sales growth and topped analyst estimates. IBM’s stock remains fairly cheap at less than 11 times this year’s earnings, and it pays a forward dividend yield of 3.8%. That low valuation and high yield should limit its downside potential.
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    IBM’s total sales were buoyed by a weak dollar. On a constant currency basis, its revenue actually stayed flat year over year during the quarter. On a constant currency basis, its Global Business Services and Technology Solutions & Cloud Platforms revenue would both have declined 1% annually. Its Cognitive Solutions revenue rose 6% in dollars, but just 2% on a constant currency basis. The

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Vera Bradley Inc.(VRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its holdings in shares of Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) by 25.0% in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 29,830 shares of the textile maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,966 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Vera Bradley were worth $363,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tandy Leather Factory (NASDAQ: TLF) and Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Curtiss-Wright Corporation(CW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Curtiss-Wright (NYSE:CW) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 16th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.15 per share by the aerospace company on Thursday, July 5th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.46%.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.(GCAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    GAIN Capital (NYSE:GCAP) General Counsel Diego Rotsztain sold 3,184 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.23, for a total value of $26,204.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the general counsel now directly owns 98,663 shares in the company, valued at approximately $811,996.49. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    GAIN Capital (NYSE:GCAP) insider Samantha Roady sold 4,826 shares of GAIN Capital stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.23, for a total transaction of $39,717.98. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 221,191 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,820,401.93. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Arlington Asset Investment Corp(AI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded 6.1% higher against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 16th. Over the last week, POLY AI has traded up 33.4% against the US dollar. POLY AI has a total market cap of $651.00 and approximately $802.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last day. One POLY AI token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0003 or 0.00000003 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc.(COLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [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.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: PulteGroup, Inc.(PHM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    To say that PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM) did well this past quarter seems like a bit of an understatement. The company blew past Wall Street expectations with earnings per share of $0.59, compared to consensusestimates of $0.44. On top of the impressive gains in revenue and net income, the company’s operating results and sales data suggest that there is still more room for Pulte to grow from here despite rising interest rates.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

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    4. PulteGroup (NYSE: PHM)
    The technical chart of this $8 billion market cap builder mirrors that of Toll Brothers.

    While the stock is off 12% this year, new orders have jumped, the backlog is soaring, and sales have grown double digits annually for the last four years.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: LivePerson Inc.(LPSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The technology company reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. LivePerson had a negative return on equity of 2.93% and a negative net margin of 6.95%. The company had revenue of $58.24 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $57.22 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.01 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 14.4% compared to the same quarter last year. LivePerson updated its Q2 guidance to $0.00-0.01 EPS and its FY18 guidance to $0.11-0.15 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.11-0.15 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.09. The company issued revenue guidance of $239-243 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $239.45 million.LivePerson also updated its Q2 guidance to $0.00-0.01 EPS.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of LivePerson Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) jumped on Friday following the cloud-based chat software company’s first-quarter report. LivePerson beat out analyst estimates across the board, registering its best revenue growth in years. The stock was up about 9.6% at 3:45 p.m. EDT Friday.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Double-digit growth is back at LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN). The provider of high-tech customer support reported fresh financials after Thursday’s market close, delivering its best period of year-over-year revenue growth in nearly three years.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: FIRST REPUBLIC BANK(FRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Freicoin (FRC) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the
    SHA-256 hashing algorithm. It launched on December 21st, 2012. Freicoin’s total supply is 100,000,000 coins and its circulating supply is 31,000,264 coins. Freicoin’s official Twitter account is @Freicoin and its Facebook page is accessible here. Freicoin’s official website is freico.in. Freicoin’s official message board is freicoinalliance.com.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallApril 13, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Commerce Bank lessened its stake in shares of First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) by 76.8% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 56,614 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 187,752 shares during the period. Commerce Bank’s holdings in First Republic Bank were worth $5,243,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MUFG Americas Holdings Corp lessened its position in shares of First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) by 19.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 13,956 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 3,360 shares during the period. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp’s holdings in First Republic Bank were worth $1,292,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: FuelCell Energy Inc.(FCEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fuel cell stockFuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FCEL) reported Q4 and fiscal year ended October 31, 2017 earningswithQ4 total revenuesbeing $47.9 million versus $24.5 million:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    FuelCell Energy (NASDAQ: FCEL) and HRG Group (NYSE:HRG) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    FuelCell Energy (NASDAQ: FCEL) is one of 25 public companies in the “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare FuelCell Energy to related companies based on the strength of its risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Top Growth Stocks To Buy Right Now

FedEx (NYSE:FDX) (+12%; +1.00%), one of the world’s largest package delivery networks, contributed in the quarter. The company continued its excellent earnings momentum, driven currently by revenue strength and margin gains in the Express segment. The Ground segment revenues stayed incredibly strong, although margins were down as the company invested heavily in growth. We believe that the company is close to a point where Ground margins turn around and begin to grow as the large scale investment in new hubs slows. The company also communicated that the integration of its TNT acquisition from last year is going well, providing future earnings upside even though for now, TNT results are dilutive. Some of the investor panic around Amazon hurting FedEx as a competitor has also begun to subside, for logical reasons related to FedEx’s physical scale and last mile density. FedEx is heavily weighted as the Fund’s second largest position, reflecting our confidence in CEO Fred Smith and his team, as well as in FedEx’s competitive strength and long-term value growth. We did trim our stake in the quarter, however, following the stock’s appreciation.

Top Growth Stocks To Buy Right Now: Arlington Asset Investment Corp(AI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded 6.1% higher against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 16th. Over the last week, POLY AI has traded up 33.4% against the US dollar. POLY AI has a total market cap of $651.00 and approximately $802.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last day. One POLY AI token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0003 or 0.00000003 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges.

Top Growth Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cott Corporation(COT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cott (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. The firm currently has a $17.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Group’s price target indicates a potential upside of 6.25% from the stock’s previous close. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Cott’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.06 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.14 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.01 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.38 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cott (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The company reported ($0.02) earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.02). Cott had a net margin of 14.54% and a return on equity of 1.79%. The firm had revenue of $560.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $563.81 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.07) earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Cott will post 0.21 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Top Growth Stocks To Buy Right Now: Scana Corporation(SCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) started 2018 well, delivering results that came in at the high end of its forecast thanks to much colder weather than last winter. Because of that, the utility believes its full-year results will come in above the midpoint of its guidance range. The company also affirmed its dividend growth forecast even though two factors helping to power it — the SCANA (NYSE:SCG) merger and its ability to grow its master limited partnershipDominion Energy Midstream Partners (NYSE:DM) — have become increasingly uncertain.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which traded down roughly 5% at $41.13. The stocks 52-week range is $37.10 to $71.28. Volume was 3.5 million, compared with the daily average of 3 million shares.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which rose over 22% to $47.71. The stocks 52-week range is $37.10 to $73.81. Volume was about 19 million compared to its average volume of 2 million.

The 3 Best Dividend Stocks Will Help You Beat the Earnings Season Rat Race

Earnings season can be one of the most profitable times of the year for traders. But it can also be one of the most painful if you’re on the wrong end of a trade.

But instead of chasing an earnings season pop, we’re bringing you the three best dividend stocks to buy for spectacular returns whether or not a stock goes up or down.

You see, many investors spend earnings season looking for that elusive earnings season rocket – that one stock that’s going to jump on better-than-expected earnings. But investors chasing these elusive gains can end up burned.

It doesn’t have to be that way…

It’s a common misconception that being successful in the stock market is completely dependent on buying stocks at lower prices and selling them at higher ones.

While this strategy will generate returns, there are plenty of downsides. Add in the cost of tax liabilities, brokerage fees, and the losses suffered from the occasional bad bet, and there’s a high chance of having a net loss in your portfolio.

Lockheed Martin stock

On the other hand, dividend stocks are perfect for mitigating your losses and maximizing your profit potential.

In fact, according to a report from the Guinness Atkinson Fund, dividends gained from owning stock can account for up to 90% of your portfolio’s returns over time.

Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of dividend stocks, as well as the three best dividend stocks to buy for earnings season…

Dividend Stocks Are the Best Protection for Portfolio Growth

As Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald points out, dividend investing is one of the most reliable sources for wealth-building.

“If you want income right now, quarter after quarter or even month after month, dividends can be extremely powerful income generators to secure your ‘second salary,'” he says.

This is because dividend investments offer great protection from both market downturns and the tax man.

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You see, certain dividends are taxed at a much lower rate than other gains, thereby protecting a portion of your income. This is the case with qualified dividends – dividends earned from stocks you’ve held for at least 60 days before the ex-dividend date.

Instead of being taxed at the normal income rate, like short-term gains, qualified dividends are taxed at a significantly lower rate – up to nearly 50% less, depending on your tax bracket. With qualified dividends, you not only get reliable returns – you get to keep more while the tax man gets less.

As Keith notes, dividend stocks are the perfect insurance against market downturns. According to Keith, dividend stocks are “fantastic insurance against market corrections, and they’re indispensable when the U.S. Federal Reserve is punishing savers and income investors by keeping interest rates near zero.”

The only real question about dividend stocks is knowing which ones to buy for the best gains. As Keith points out, there are over 200 great dividend stocks on the Nasdaq alone.

In order to help readers buy only the best dividend stocks, the Money Morning team has compiled a list of most promising dividend stocks to buy. These stocks have spectacular growth potential – plus, some pay out a whopping yield of up to 15%.

With strong growth potential and dividend payouts, these stocks will be able to provide investors with reliable returns for many years to come, no matter what they do after an earnings report.

Here are our top three dividend stocks to buy right now…

The Best Dividend Stock to Buy, No. 3: Lockheed Martin Corp.

The most important key to identifying great dividend stocks is finding companies that fall into the six “Unstoppable Trends.”

The trick to making huge profits is to find “must-have” companies that fall into what Keith calls the six “Unstoppable Trends”: medicine, technology, demographics, scarcity and allocation, energy, and war, terrorism, and ugliness (also known as “defense”). The Unstoppable Trends are backed by trillions of dollars that Washington cannot derail, the Fed cannot meddle with, and Wall Street cannot hijack.

Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT), one of the world’s largest and most profitable defense contractors, is a solid “defense” trend company and one of our favorite dividend stocks.

The company has an annual revenue of $47.2 billion and a profit margin of 10.37%, which means the company is raking in a profit of almost $5 billion a year. And last year, Lockheed increased its profit projection by another 5%.

These numbers allow LMT to pay out a hefty dividend of $2.00 a share. That’s $2 per share every quarter for just owning the stock.

And that’s before the significant growth of LMT’s market value…

Analysts are projecting that LMT will jump to $457 a share. With a current market price of $352, that’s almost a 30% gain in just 12 months.

While that’s a great return, our next two picks are even better…

The Best Dividend Stock to Buy, No. 2: Arlington Asset Investment Corp.

Arlington Asset Investment Corp. (NYSE:AI) focuses on the management and purchase of government debt.

With congress adding more money to the national debt than ever, it’s an incredibly lucrative business. AI has almost $5 billion in its portfolio and a net profit margin of 38.8% – over 46% higher than the industry average.

Thanks to these profits, AI pays a huge dividend yield of 17.17%.

Keith sees AI as a company with great long-term prospects – something that should help the company to grow its already large dividend.

“This stability is exactly what you’d expect from a business gathering income through U.S. government-backed mortgages,” Keith says. “It may not be the most exciting field, but it sure pays the bills, as you’ll see from this company’s quarterly dividend income stream.”

With AI’s dividend up 92% since 2010, Keith is onto something with this play.

However, even with those outstanding financials, our top pick has even better returns for investors.

Here it is…

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