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News headlines about Adecoagro (NYSE:AGRO) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Adecoagro earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 47.6683746023054 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Adecoagro from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 30th. Santander started coverage on Adecoagro in a research note on Tuesday, July 17th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $11.00 price objective on shares of Adecoagro in a research note on Friday, July 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.00.

Best High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HAVAS (OTCMKTS: HAVSF) and Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its stake in Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) by 1.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 334,571 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 4,261 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas owned about 0.09% of Interpublic Group of Companies worth $7,705,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Zeke Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 8,727 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $201,000.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Finally, Acxiom stock climbed 14.2% after Reuters reported early in the day that Interpublic Group (NYSE:IPG) was close to a deal to buy the database marketing company’s core marketing solutions unit.

Best High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.(ARR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) declared a monthly dividend on Wednesday, May 30th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.19 per share by the real estate investment trust on Thursday, June 28th. This represents a $2.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.72%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 14th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    IndexIQ Advisors LLC trimmed its stake in ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) by 6.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 37,484 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,444 shares during the period. IndexIQ Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.09% of ARMOUR Residential REIT worth $855,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARMOUR Residential REIT (NYSE:ARR) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 657 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,163% compared to the typical volume of 52 call options.

Best High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Apollo Investment Corporation(AINV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bramshill Investments LLC decreased its position in shares of Apollo Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AINV) by 2.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 335,026 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 9,799 shares during the quarter. Apollo Investment makes up about 0.7% of Bramshill Investments LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 19th largest position. Bramshill Investments LLC owned 0.16% of Apollo Investment worth $1,866,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Income investors are always on the lookout for investments that will produce ample income, and it’s hard to find companies that do better right now than business development companies. BDCs like Main Street Capital (NYSE:MAIN) and Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) make investments in different types of businesses, often providing capital through either debt or equity financing. Because BDCs often elect the favorable tax status of regulated investment companies, they have to distribute the vast majority of their taxable income to their shareholders, and that produces the impressive yields that both Main Street and Apollo give their investors.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Apollo Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AINV) – Investment analysts at SunTrust Banks lowered their FY2019 EPS estimates for shares of Apollo Investment in a research note issued on Wednesday, February 6th. SunTrust Banks analyst M. Hughes now expects that the asset manager will earn $1.81 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $1.82. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Apollo Investment’s Q4 2019 earnings at $0.46 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.46 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.47 EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at $0.49 EPS.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Apollo Investment Corp  (NASDAQ:AINV)Q3 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 06, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

Best High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pacific American Income Shares, Inc.(PAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PCHAIN (CURRENCY:PAI) traded up 0.3% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on June 23rd. One PCHAIN token can now be bought for about $0.0807 or 0.00001322 BTC on exchanges including Bibox, IDEX and Hotbit. PCHAIN has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $2.46 million worth of PCHAIN was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, PCHAIN has traded 18.4% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    Maker (MKR) traded down 2.8% against the dollar and now trades at $662.44 or 0.16972011 BTC. IOStoken (IOST) traded down 0.3% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0396 or 0.00000526 BTC. THETA (THETA) traded down 2.8% against the dollar and now trades at $0.13 or 0.00003297 BTC. Aurora (AOA) traded up 28.2% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0164 or 0.00000420 BTC. Pundi X (NPXS) traded down 3.5% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0006 or 0.00000016 BTC. IOST (IOST) traded down 3.4% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0078 or 0.00000200 BTC. Huobi Token (HT) traded 6.2% lower against the dollar and now trades at $1.79 or 0.00045840 BTC. Project Pai (PAI) traded up 69.2% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0608 or 0.00001557 BTC. MCO (MCO) traded 2.8% higher against the dollar and now trades at $4.39 or 0.00068464 BTC. Oyster (PRL) traded flat against the dollar and now trades at $0.51 or 0.00008001 BTC.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Project Pai (CURRENCY:PAI) traded down 6.5% against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 22:00 PM ET on July 11th. In the last week, Project Pai has traded flat against the US dollar. One Project Pai coin can currently be purchased for approximately $1.05 or 0.00016577 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including LBank, Bitfinex and Huobi. Project Pai has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $86.99 million worth of Project Pai was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    PCHAIN (CURRENCY:PAI) traded down 1.2% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on August 19th. PCHAIN has a market cap of $12.30 million and approximately $1.53 million worth of PCHAIN was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, PCHAIN has traded 9.6% lower against the dollar. One PCHAIN token can now be bought for about $0.0281 or 0.00000432 BTC on major exchanges including Bilaxy, Hotbit, DDEX and DEx.top.

Best High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: OFS Capital Corporation(OFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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Wells Fargo & Co. customers accused the bank in a lawsuit of forcing them to pay for unnecessary auto insurance that drove some of them so far into a financial spiral that their vehicles were repossessed.

The complaint comes after a year of handwringing and internal changes brought on by an earlier snafu at Wells Fargo. Bank workers opened up possibly 2.1 million checking and credit-card accounts without customers’ permission over about half a decade, and the bank paid $185 million to regulators to settle.

Wells Fargo last week said it may have pushed thousands of car buyers into loan defaults and repossessions by charging them for the unwanted insurance. The bank said an internal review of its auto lending found more than 500,000 clients may have unwittingly paid for protection against vehicle loss or damage while making monthly loan payments, even though many drivers already had their own policies. The firm said it may pay as much as $80 million to affected clients — with extra money for as many as 20,000 who lost cars, “as an expression of our regret.”

Top Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Forest City Realty Trust, Inc.(FCE.A)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE: FCE.A) and Forest City Realty Trust (NYSE:FCE.A) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Top Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Apollo Investment Corporation(AINV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Apollo Investment Corp  (NASDAQ:AINV)Q3 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 06, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bramshill Investments LLC decreased its position in shares of Apollo Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AINV) by 2.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 335,026 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 9,799 shares during the quarter. Apollo Investment makes up about 0.7% of Bramshill Investments LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 19th largest position. Bramshill Investments LLC owned 0.16% of Apollo Investment worth $1,866,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Tutor Perini Corporation(TPC)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tutor Perini Corp (NYSE:TPC) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $22.80.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
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    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $6.00 billion.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $803.36 million.
    Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $751.57 million.
    IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $923.80 million.
    Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $691.75 million.
    Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $7.41 billion.
    ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.84 per share on revenue of $346.28 million.
    TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion.
    Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $401.76 million.
    The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $386.91 million.
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    Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $739.31 million.
    tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $428.25 million.
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Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: National Beverage Corp.(FIZZ)

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  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has set its sights on another much smaller competitor, this time in a food and beverage space where it hasn’t traditionally been a powerhouse. National Beverage’s (NASDAQ:FIZZ) LaCroix brand was simply too popular and profitable not to try to upend, so Amazon is introducing its own version of the product under Whole Foods’ 365 brand. Amazon can also leverage Whole Foods to help with distribution across the country, augmenting the online store. 

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Those who invest in individual stocks like it when things are a little more interesting. When you look at that same decade, a few stand-out stocks have delivered life-changing returns. In particular, Lending Tree (NASDAQ:TREE), BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI), and National Beverage (NASDAQ:FIZZ) have all helped investors turn initial $1,000 investments into holdings worth $21,000 or more since 2008. How did they do it? Read on to find out.

  • [By Jamal Carnette, CFA]

    Against that backdrop, you might assume it’s best to avoid the soda industry altogether. However, there’s still a soda company for growth-oriented investors: National Beverage Group (NASDAQ:FIZZ).

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Apollo Investment Corporation(AINV)

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Apollo Investment Corp  (NASDAQ:AINV)Q3 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 06, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bramshill Investments LLC decreased its position in shares of Apollo Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AINV) by 2.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 335,026 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 9,799 shares during the quarter. Apollo Investment makes up about 0.7% of Bramshill Investments LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 19th largest position. Bramshill Investments LLC owned 0.16% of Apollo Investment worth $1,866,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    Worldpay traded down $0.18, hitting $79.10, on Friday, according to MarketBeat Ratings. 2,141,300 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,513,670. The company has a current ratio of 0.94, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74. Worldpay has a 1-year low of $59.10 and a 1-year high of $85.53. The stock has a market cap of $14.36 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.52, a PEG ratio of 1.47 and a beta of 0.60.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Income investors are always on the lookout for investments that will produce ample income, and it’s hard to find companies that do better right now than business development companies. BDCs like Main Street Capital (NYSE:MAIN) and Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) make investments in different types of businesses, often providing capital through either debt or equity financing. Because BDCs often elect the favorable tax status of regulated investment companies, they have to distribute the vast majority of their taxable income to their shareholders, and that produces the impressive yields that both Main Street and Apollo give their investors.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Monday morning.

    A number of other equities research analysts also recently commented on the company. TheStreet upgraded Apollo Investment from a c rating to a b- rating in a research report on Friday, June 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Apollo Investment from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $6.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, April 12th. ValuEngine downgraded Apollo Investment from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, National Securities reiterated a neutral rating and set a $6.00 price objective on shares of Apollo Investment in a research report on Monday, May 21st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $6.34.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: PennyMac Financial Services, Inc.(PFSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BlueMountain Capital Management LLC raised its position in PennyMac Financial Services Inc (NYSE:PFSI) by 5.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 76,485 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,140 shares during the period. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC owned approximately 0.32% of PennyMac Financial Services worth $1,503,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PennyMac Financial Services Inc (NYSE:PFSI) insider David M. Walker sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.61, for a total value of $206,100.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about PennyMac Financial Services (NYSE:PFSI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. PennyMac Financial Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 43.8595058499471 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of PennyMac Financial Services Inc (NYSE:PFSI) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the nine analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $24.50.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Impax Laboratories, Inc.(IPXL)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about Impax Laboratories (NASDAQ:IPXL) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Impax Laboratories earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the specialty pharmaceutical company an impact score of 43.4189030940397 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Golar LNG Partners LP(GMLP)

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a good day on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average once again climbing triple digits and other major benchmarks following suit with similar-sized percentage gains. The U.S. economy continued to move forward last month, and the latest jobs numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed ongoing progress in creating new positions and reducing unemployment rates. Yet some stocks weren’t able to join in the celebration that accompanied the strong economic report. Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE:PBR), Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP), and Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) and Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of oil producers Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) and SM Energy (NYSE:SM), as well as units of Golar LNG Partners LP (NASDAQ:GMLP), an MLP that owns liquified natural gas carriers and floating storage and regasification units, all declined by double digits by Friday afternoon. Lower oil prices weighed on the first two, while an analyst downgrade was the culprit in the latter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Monday.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Hill-Rom Holdings Inc(HRC)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hill-Rom (NYSE:HRC) and Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) are both mid-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC) and CAS Medical Systems (NASDAQ:CASM) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB raised its holdings in shares of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) by 32.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 8,102 shares of the medical technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,000 shares during the quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB’s holdings in Hill-Rom were worth $705,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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Malaysia’s stock benchmark slid for a fourth day, erasing its advance for 2018, after the government said national debt was higher than previously disclosed due to some masking of accounts by the previous administration.

The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI Index fell 1.4 percent to 1,778.41, the lowest since Dec. 27, as of 10:33 a.m. in Kuala Lumpur. It had slumped as much as 2 percent. The benchmark lost gains of as much as 5.5 percent this year, as bank shares led Thursday’s decline.

"People are selling first and asking questions later," said Clive McDonnell, the Singapore-based head of emerging market equity strategy at Standard Chartered Bank. "I don’t think that’s a surprise to see those outflows given the uncertainty until there’s greater clarity on economic management going forward."

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There was sudden panic selling, said Ang Kok Heng, chief investment officer at Phillip Capital Management Sdn. in Kuala Lumpur. Still, "we are accumulating selected blue chips as these have been battered. The outlook of the economy would be better with good corporate governance and a government that is more efficient and fair."

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Amedisys Inc(AMED)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Amedisys Home Health and Hospice Care (NASDAQ:AMED) had its target price lifted by Robert W. Baird to $66.00 in a report issued on Tuesday. They currently have a neutral rating on the health services provider’s stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
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    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED) – Equities researchers at SunTrust Banks increased their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for Amedisys in a research note issued on Tuesday, June 5th. SunTrust Banks analyst D. Macdonald now anticipates that the health services provider will earn $0.77 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.73. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Amedisys’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.79 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.84 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $0.88 EPS.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: DarioHealth Corp. (DRIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $1.74 million.

    CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (NYSE: CVU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $18.50 million.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Apache Corporation(APA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Apache Co. (NYSE:APA) by 4.6% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 2,132,014 shares of the energy company’s stock after buying an additional 94,324 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in Apache were worth $82,040,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By John Bromels]

    But if you look hard enough, there are still some values to be found among oil and gas stocks. Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA), and Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) have all managed to buck the trend of rising stock prices. Here’s why these three stocks look incredibly cheap right now.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA) is raised to Buy from Hold at Argus with a $56 price target. That competes with the Wall Street consensus target of $46.19. The 52-week trading range for the company is $33.60 to $51.21. The stock closed Friday at $42.24.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) stunned the oil and gas world in late 2016 by announcing the discovery of the Alpine High play in a long-overlooked spot of the Permian Basin. The company believed that it had uncovered more than 3 billion barrels of oil and even more natural gas, which would drive growth for years to come. However, that growth wouldn’t materialize overnight because Apache first had to build out the infrastructure needed to develop the field from scratch.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Both Apache (NYSE:APA) and Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL) have signed on to the private-equity-backed EPIC Pipeline, which will move 590,000 barrels of crude per day to the Texas coast when it starts operations in the second half of next year.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Apollo Investment Corporation(AINV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Monday morning.

    A number of other equities research analysts also recently commented on the company. TheStreet upgraded Apollo Investment from a c rating to a b- rating in a research report on Friday, June 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Apollo Investment from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $6.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, April 12th. ValuEngine downgraded Apollo Investment from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, National Securities reiterated a neutral rating and set a $6.00 price objective on shares of Apollo Investment in a research report on Monday, May 21st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $6.34.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Apollo Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AINV) was the target of a large increase in short interest in the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 919,907 shares, an increase of 35.0% from the May 15th total of 681,248 shares. Currently, 0.4% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 942,714 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.0 days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) will be posting its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Friday, May 18th. Analysts expect Apollo Investment to post earnings of $0.16 per share for the quarter.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(PTLA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) got a boost, shooting up 21 percent to $40.90 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Fiera Capital Corp trimmed its holdings in shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PTLA) by 10.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 49,386 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 5,460 shares during the period. Fiera Capital Corp’s holdings in Portola Pharmaceuticals were worth $1,613,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    Shares of PDS stock opened at $3.48 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 2.09 and a current ratio of 2.21. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,020.47, a price-to-earnings ratio of -12.43 and a beta of 1.87. Precision Drilling has a fifty-two week low of $2.26 and a fifty-two week high of $4.01.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sector Gamma AS lifted its stake in shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTLA) by 169.6% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 134,800 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after buying an additional 84,800 shares during the period. Portola Pharmaceuticals makes up about 0.8% of Sector Gamma AS’s portfolio, making the stock its 26th largest position. Sector Gamma AS’s holdings in Portola Pharmaceuticals were worth $4,403,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Koss Corporation(KOSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) rose 32 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it achieved robust viral clearance for its manufacturing process.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) rose 17.7 percent to $3.03 in pre-market trading after an amended 13D filing from Steel Partners Holdings shows a raised stake in the company from 6.99 million shares to 29.98 million shares, or a 17.8 percent stake.
    AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRX) shares rose 12.7 percent to $3.55 in pre-market trading after the company announced the FDA acceptance of NDA for DSUVIA.
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) shares rose 11.7 percent to $54.95 in pre-market trading. after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 9.3 percent to $13.59 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 8.1 percent to $3.46 in pre-market trading after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) rose 8.1 percent to $52.35 in pre-market trading after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS) rose 8.1 percent to $5.65 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.30 percent on Wednesday.
    CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE: CVM) rose 6.1 percent to $3.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 9.51 percent on Wednesday.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 6 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting a loan deal for $40 million in term loans with Hercules Capital.
    Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) rose 5.6 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS) shares rose 5.2 percent to $2.42 in the pre-market trading session after falling 2.54 percent on Wednesday.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Loxo Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOXO) rose 17.1 percent to $163.30 in pre-market trading as the company disclosed that LOXO-292 Phase 1 trial abstract was selected for 'Best of ASCO'.
    CytomX Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTMX) rose 11.5 percent to $27.15 in pre-market trading after the company announced presentations at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) rose 12.3 percent to $5.47 in pre-market trading after reporting narrower-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares rose 7.1 percent to $3.62 in the pre-market trading session.
    Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ: BZUN) shares rose 5.8 percent to $47.65 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) rose 5.5 percent to $46.00 in pre-market trading.
    Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) rose 5.3 percent to $40.50 in pre-market trading after The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB) announced agreement to acquire all public equity of Williams Partners in a $10.5 billion deal.
    Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS) shares rose 4.6 percent to $2.72 in pre-market trading after surging 12.55 percent on Wednesday.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) rose 4.5 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.66 percent on Wednesday.
    Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) rose 4.1 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after climbing 7.90 percent on Wednesday.
    Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) rose 4 percent to $7.70 in pre-market trading.

     

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation(SNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sinopec (NYSE:SNP) announced a Semi-Annual dividend on Wednesday, March 28th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Friday, May 25th will be paid a dividend of 4.568 per share by the oil and gas company on Thursday, June 21st. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 24th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    China Petroleum & Chemical (SNP) and Statoil (STO) Critical Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Sinopec to Import Record Crude Volumes From United States (finance.yahoo.com) Read This Before Buying China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (HKG:386) For Its Upcoming $0.4 Dividend (finance.yahoo.com) Chevron (CVX) vs. Sinopec (SNP) Financial Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Sinopec (SNP) Plans $4.57 Semi-Annual Dividend (americanbankingnews.com)

    China Petroleum & Chemical traded down $5.56, hitting $94.22, during trading on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The company had a trading volume of 254,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 190,689. The stock has a market capitalization of $125.83 billion, a PE ratio of 16.92, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 1.29. China Petroleum & Chemical has a 1-year low of $69.60 and a 1-year high of $105.61. The company has a quick ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Sinopec (NYSE:SNP) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sinopec earned a coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.9265677546286 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: L'Or茅al S.A. (LRLCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Deutsche Bank cut shares of L OREAL Co/ADR (OTCMKTS:LRLCY) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Friday morning, The Fly reports.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Ryerson Holding Corporation(RYI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Ryerson
    This is a top small-cap play that could make sense for more aggressive accounts. Ryerson Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RYI) offers a line of stainless steel, aluminum, carbon steel and alloy steels, as well as nickel and red metals in various shapes and forms, including coils, sheets, square and flat bars, plates and tubing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ryerson Holding Corp (NYSE:RYI) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group lifted their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Ryerson in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, July 10th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst S. Rosenfeld now forecasts that the basic materials company will post earnings per share of $0.46 for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.01. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Ryerson’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.59 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.90 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.67 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the materials shares rose 0.49 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Ryerson Holding Corporation (NYSE: RYI), up 11 percent, and Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) up 10 percent.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: B Communications Ltd.(BCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Monday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares climbed 0.69 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included B Communications Ltd (NASDAQ: BCOM), up 5 percent, and China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (NYSE: CHU), up 3 percent.

Top Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now

We are long-term bearish on Snap (SNAP) shares. But this is a volatile stock that has proven to be very profitable for traders both long and short. We want to maximize trading profits based upon the opportunities presented by Snap’s newest efforts to pivot its business model. The Q417 financial report gave investors hope that Snap had finally acknowledged its rapid cash burn was unsustainable and would be making efforts to rein in spending. The hope is that this will give the company an extended runway in which to grow revenues, innovate new products, or enter into significant partnerships.

Top Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: The ExOne Company(XONE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in The ExOne Co. (NASDAQ: XONE) fell by 1.7% to 1.86 million shares. About 19.8% of the company’s shares were short. ExOne’s share price jumped by about 14.2% in the period. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.72 to $14.43, and shares closed at $10.39 on Wednesday, up about 1.6% for the day. Days to cover rose from eight to 11.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ex One (NASDAQ: XONE) and Voxeljet (NYSE:VJET) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in The ExOne Co. (NASDAQ: XONE) rose by 4.9% to 2.38 million shares. About 24.4% of the company’s shares were short. ExOne’s share price fell by about 3.4% in the period ending April 30. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.72 to $14.43, and shares closed at $7.19 on Wednesday, up about 2.7% for the day. Days to cover rose from 22 to 23.

Top Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Natural Health Trends Corp.(NHTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Natural Health Trends Corp (NASDAQ: NHTC) fell 7.8 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after rising 1.46 percent on Friday.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) shares fell 6.6 percent to $11.41 in pre-market trading after climbing 4.18 percent on Friday.
    Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) shares fell 6.2 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after tumbling 11.45 percent on Friday.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) fell 6.1 percent to $7.31 in pre-market trading after declining 3.35 percent on Friday.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) fell 5.6 percent to $28.30 in pre-market trading.
    Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) fell 5.3 percent to $6.06 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.73 percent on Friday.
    Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) shares fell 5.2 percent to $28.60 in pre-market trading. Xerox terminated its transaction agreement with Fujifilm and entered into a new agreement with Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason. JP Morgan downgraded Xerox from Overweight to Neutral.
    Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) fell 5.2 percent to $7.02 in pre-market trading. Cellcom is expected to release Q1 results on May 30, 2018.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) fell 4.5 percent to $74 in pre-market trading.
    Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV) shares fell 4 percent to $4.66 in pre-market trading

Top Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Apollo Investment Corporation(AINV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) will be posting its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Friday, May 18th. Analysts expect Apollo Investment to post earnings of $0.16 per share for the quarter.

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Income investors are always on the lookout for investments that will produce ample income, and it’s hard to find companies that do better right now than business development companies. BDCs like Main Street Capital (NYSE:MAIN) and Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) make investments in different types of businesses, often providing capital through either debt or equity financing. Because BDCs often elect the favorable tax status of regulated investment companies, they have to distribute the vast majority of their taxable income to their shareholders, and that produces the impressive yields that both Main Street and Apollo give their investors.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating reiterated by investment analysts at National Securities in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. They presently have a $6.00 price target on the asset manager’s stock. National Securities’ target price indicates a potential upside of 6.19% from the stock’s current price.

Best Value Stocks To Own For 2018

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From card issuers and acquirers to ISVs and gateways, payments providers are working to simultaneously embrace new technologies and keep pace with rising customer demands. The result is a dramatic change in how payments products and services are being built, deployed and utilized. As part of this transformation a variety of trends&a;nbsp;are emerging that are reshaping the&a;nbsp;payments value chain. Five in particular stand out from the rest:

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The traditional retailer mindset has been that payments are effectively a &q;cost of doing business&q; &a;ndash; a necessary evil required to facilitate a sale. More recently, certain merchants have realized that&a;nbsp;payments can be a strategic lever. There is a deeper understanding that payment infrastructure serves as a critical digital experience factor that directly influences customers&s; likelihood of converting and returning. This is resulting in an enhanced focus on the role of payments in powering digital commerce experiences, as evidenced by wallets such as Kohl&s;s Pay and order-ahead apps like Shake Shack&s;s Shack App. Greater attention is also being paid to supporting local payment methods to court cross-border shoppers and delivering a streamlined checkout experience to reduce cart abandonment. Of course, the expense and margin compression associated with payments has not been forgotten, either. Digital paves the way for more merchants to get creative with tender steering, as we&s;ve seen with Amazon Prime Reload and Uber Credits.

Best Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Caladrius Biosciences, Inc.(CLBS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Best Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Federated Investors, Inc.(FII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 26th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, May 8th will be paid a dividend of 0.27 per share by the asset manager on Tuesday, May 15th. This represents a $1.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.26%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 7th. This is an increase from Federated Investors’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25.

Best Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Qwest Corporation(CTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CarTaxi Token (CURRENCY:CTX) traded 18.6% higher against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on May 16th. One CarTaxi Token token can now be bought for approximately $0.0097 or 0.00000117 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. CarTaxi Token has a market cap of $385,677.00 and approximately $55,231.00 worth of CarTaxi Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, CarTaxi Token has traded 58% higher against the U.S. dollar.

Best Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Apollo Investment Corporation(AINV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AINV)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) will be posting its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Friday, May 18th. Analysts expect Apollo Investment to post earnings of $0.16 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H

Best Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Extreme Networks Inc.(EXTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR) insider Edward Meyercord acquired 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 14th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $8.42 per share, with a total value of $168,400.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of network equipment maker Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR) are having a rough Wednesday. The stock opened 26.8% lower today, following last night’s release of disappointing third-quarter results.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR) Director Edward H. Kennedy bought 50,000 shares of Extreme Networks stock in a transaction on Friday, May 18th. The shares were bought at an average price of $9.03 per share, for a total transaction of $451,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) shares dropped 23 percent to $9.00 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Extreme Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) traded down about 2.6% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $8.13 after closing Friday at $8.35. The stock’s 52-week high is $15.55. Volume totaled around 2.9 million, nearly 60% higher than the daily average of around 1.9 million. The company had no specific news.

Best Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now

Doug Hughes focuses on lesser-known, small cap regional banks; the editor of Bank Newsletter looks for banks that operate in attractive regional markets, often ones that would be attractive acquisition targets.

AvidBank Holdings (AVBH) has the fastest growth of any bank out there and yet is still one of the safest with almost no bad loans, and a great, great market area in Palo Alto, California.

Management knows what it is doing and they will likely sell within 3 years. Earnings power is $3.00 a share by 2018. This is a great bank that is operating in great markets.

I consider the shares to be very safe, make it a top holding in the current environment.

With rates going up and most large regionals banks up 30% or more recently a deal price would now have to be at least 2.5 times book or $32 a share.

In my view, this stock has almost zero downside risk in an otherwise high-risk market. Buy now and sleep well. I consider the stock to have an excellent risk-reward ratio. 

Best Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now: Nomura Holdings Inc ADR(NMR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Nomura Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NMR) is a Japanese financial services company that provides a variety of financial services to corporations, governments, institutions, and individuals around the world.

Best Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now: LendingClub Corporation(LC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    President Trump will announce today if he will pull the United States out of the Obama-era nuclear deal. Trump wants European members of the treaty to amend certain issues regarding Iran’s uranium enrichment capacity. Energy stocks and oil prices had been rising on speculation that Trump would slap Iran again with economic sanctions, disrupting the region’s oil production. Comcast Corp.(Nasdaq: CMCSA) is currently working to obtain enough capital to purchase certain assets of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.(NYSE: FOXA). The ability to raise capital would allow Comcast to replace Disney’s $52 billion bid for the many of Fox’s key businesses. Markets are reacting to a speech made this morning by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. During a speech in Zurich, Switzerland, Powell said that rising U.S. interest rates would not have a significant impact on emerging markets and foreign stock markets. This has long been a concern for other nations as the U.S. dollar rises and American bonds become more attractive to international investors.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: DIS, C, SNAP
    The Walt DisneyCo.(NYSE: DIS) will lead another busy day of earnings reports today. Investors will be exploring the impact of recent price hikes at the company’s theme parks, as well as the ongoing concerns about cable cutting and how this trend affects ESPN. Markets anticipate that the company will report earnings per share of $1.68 on top of $14.23 billion in revenue. Shares of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) are on the move. The uptick came after activist investor ValueAct announced a $1.2 billion stake in the investment bank. Citigroup shares were up 1.2% in pre-market hours. Shares of Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) gained 1% in pre-market hours. The owner of social media giant Snapchat said that its CFO Drew Vollero will step down next week. The executive will be replaced by a financial executive at Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN). Snap continues to face incredible pressures after the f

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    LendingClub Corp. (NYSE: LC) dropped more than 17% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $2.69. Shares closed at $3.26 on Tuesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $6.56. Volume was more than double the daily average of around 6.6 million shares. The Federal Trade Commission has sued the company for deceiving customers with hidden fees.

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

    LendingClub Corp. (NYSE: LC), the first peer-to-peer lending site to go public, looked like a serious financial sector disruptor in December 2014 after its stock shot up 56% with its initial public offering (IPO).

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Shares of peer-to-peer (P2P) lending company LendingClub Corp (NYSE:LC) are down by about 15% as of 3:30 p.m. EDT after the Federal Trade Commission charged the company with deceiving customers.

Best Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now: Apollo Investment Corporation(AINV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) will be posting its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Friday, May 18th. Analysts expect Apollo Investment to post earnings of $0.16 per share for the quarter.

best penny stocks

While all your friends are posting on Facebook about what they plan to do with their tax returns, you’re scrambling to figure out how you’e going to drum up the money you owe in taxes.

Payingtaxescan be a bummer, especially if you are short on cash or unprepared. Here’s what you can do to plan accordinglyfor next year.

Make sure you are withholding the correct amountfrom your W-4

Check yourW-4 form or your withholding exemption form to make sure you are withholding the correct amount,according to Paul F. McGee, CPA and professor in the Accounting and Finance Department at Salem State University.

While the form may look like another language, you don’t need to worry about reading it too closely, just make sure you are withholding 0 instead of 1 or another number, according to McGee.

best penny stocks: Apollo Investment Corporation(AINV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) will be posting its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Friday, May 18th. Analysts expect Apollo Investment to post earnings of $0.16 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H

best penny stocks: Agenus Inc.(AGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) dropped 9.8% during trading on Monday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The stock traded as low as $3.30 and last traded at $3.32. Approximately 2,421,286 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 53% from the average daily volume of 1,586,724 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.68.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Attention bargain shoppers: There could be some deals in aisle biotech.Agenus Inc.(NASDAQ:AGEN)andRegeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN) dished out some disappointing losses in recent months, but the market’s reaction to recent events seems a bit overdone.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) shares traded up 5.6% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $3.44 and last traded at $3.60. 39,070 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 97% from the average session volume of 1,431,827 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.41.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Harnessing the power of the immune system to fight cancer is a big deal and Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) looks like a great way to follow the trend. This stock trades like a small-cap biotech, but a couple of candidates coming through its pipeline could help push annual revenue past the $1 billion mark. Plus, by this time next year, the company could have half a dozen or so new candidates in clinical trials.

best penny stocks: News Corporation(NWS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    New Media Inv Group (NYSE: NEWM) and News (NASDAQ:NWS) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

best penny stocks: Approach Resources Inc.(AREX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

best penny stocks: Era Group, Inc.(ERA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Era Group (NYSE:ERA) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $12.57 and last traded at $12.57, with a volume of 1356 shares. The stock had previously closed at $12.12.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ERA (CURRENCY:ERA) traded up 1.2% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 20:00 PM Eastern on May 8th. During the last week, ERA has traded 4.3% lower against the U.S. dollar. ERA has a total market cap of $0.00 and $1,610.00 worth of ERA was traded on exchanges in the last day. One ERA coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.0549 or 0.00000600 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinExchange and Cryptohub.

best penny stocks: PICO Holdings Inc.(PICO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PICO (NASDAQ: PICO) and Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UE) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now

If you look at the Shiller price-to-earnings ratio for the S&P 500, you’ll find that the stock market is presently at its third most expensive in history. The most overvalued stock market was in 1999-2000 during the dot-com bubble. Second in line is the market just prior to the 1929 crash. At present, the market is just a hair below that level, with a Shiller P/E Ratio of 29.45.

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In order to believe that stocks are going to maintain their current prices, you have to believe that S&P 500 earnings are going to rise about 30% this year. Not going to happen.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Apollo Investment Corporation(AINV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.(PANW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Fueled by increasing need for cybersecurity and a run of better-than-expected financial results, shares of Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) have rallied 70% in the last year. Cybersecurity is a young but fast-growing industry, and Palo Alto Networks is one of the leading providers of the service. That could equate to further upside for owners of this stock.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Palo Alto Networks Inc.’s (NYSE: PANW) fiscal second-quarter report is scheduled for Monday. The consensus estimates are calling for $0.79 in earnings per share (EPS) on $524.82 million in revenue. The shares traded on Fridays close at $165.54. The consensus price target is $173.27, and the 52-week trading range is $107.31 to $167.73.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, a spinoff at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) drove a deceiving downward move today, and earnings news from Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) sent shares of the next-gen security specialist higher.

  • [By ]

    Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) shares jumped 7% after hours yesterday when the company topped earnings expectations and issued strong guidance.

    Weve maintained a PANW in the portfolio since June and we suggested adding to your position back on Feb. 14th after the stock tagged our preliminary target of $160. Now that the stock is approaching $180 after hours, it has the momentum it needs to make a run at its 2015 all-time highs near $200.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE: PANW) shares short was 4.45 million. The previous level was 4.35 million. Shares closed most recently at $191.27, within a 52-week trading range of $107.37 to $197.20.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TG Therapeutics, Inc.(TGTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TG Therapeutics, Inc (NASDAQ:TGTX) was down 6.5% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $11.35 and last traded at $12.57. Approximately 1,971,105 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 37% from the average daily volume of 1,433,791 shares. The stock had previously closed at $13.45.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Tengasco, Inc.(TGC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Tigercoin (CURRENCY:TGC) traded 12.1% lower against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on May 6th. One Tigercoin coin can now be bought for $0.0077 or 0.00000083 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. In the last week, Tigercoin has traded 6.4% lower against the US dollar. Tigercoin has a total market cap of $334,680.00 and approximately $64.00 worth of Tigercoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CIENA Corporation(CIEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its position in Ciena by 169.5% during the third quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 4,217,455 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $92,657,000 after buying an additional 2,652,791 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC increased its position in Ciena by 431.6% during the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 2,477,957 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $51,864,000 after buying an additional 2,011,805 shares in the last quarter. Maverick Capital Ltd. purchased a new position in Ciena during the fourth quarter worth $50,962,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new position in Ciena during the fourth quarter worth $40,110,000. Finally, Rubric Capital Management LP purchased a new position in Ciena during the third quarter worth $33,373,000.

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Dynavax Technologies Corporation(DVAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares rose 67.5 percent to $49.96 in pre-market trading after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 62.8 percent to $11.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) rose 23.4 percent to $2.11 in pre-market trading following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) rose 19.1 percent to $5.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 17.7 percent to $2.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 15.2 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) rose 14.6 percent to $8.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
    Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 11 percent to $27.50 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) rose 8.9 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MediciNova, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNOV) rose 8.1 percent to $11.35 in pre-market trading after the company announced opening of Investigational New Drug Application for MN-166 (ibudilast) in glioblastoma.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) shares rose 7.7 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company reported that its President and CEO Hannes Portmann left the company. The company named Raymond Threlkeld as successor.
    Otter Tail Corporation (NASDAQ: OTTR) shares rose 7.4 percent to $46.60 in the pre-market trading session.
    Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX) shares rose
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dynavax Technologies (NASDAQ:DVAX)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by research analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. They presently have a $27.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 67.70% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Cooper Creagan]

    The same is true for Dynavax Technologies Corp. (Nasdaq: DVAX). A quick Night Trade of DVAX would’ve netted a whopping 230% in just a few months – and this can all be done from the comfort of your own home.

  • [By William Romov]

    If a biotech stock’s clinical trial results are positive, or receives a nod of approval from the FDA, then the stock can soar. For example, last year Dynavax Technologies Corp. (Nasdaq: DVAX) shares more than quadrupled between May 31 and Oct. 5, when it climbed 337.6%, from $5.50 to $24.07.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) surged 87.1 percent to $12.98 after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares jumped 66.8 percent to $49.735 after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) gained 34 percent to $2.2920 following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) climbed 22.3 percent to $34.84 after the company posted upbeat Q4 earnings.
    Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO) shares jumped 22.2 percent to $7.28 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) gained 19.8 percent to $8.89 after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
    Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE: LXFR) surged 19.8 percent to $17.10 following Q1 results.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 18.3 percent to $2.26 after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Intelligent Systems Corporation (NYSE: INS) gained 17 percent to $7.116.
    Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) surged 15.3 percent to $73.00 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHEF) climbed 15 percent to $28.85. Chefs' Warehouse posted Q1 earnings of $0.03 per share on sales of $318.6 million.
    Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: WPRT) rose 14.2 percent to $2.9701.
    Wright Medical Group N.V. (NASDAQ: WMGI) jumped 13.8 percent to $23.87 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) gained 13.4 percent to $22.70. Diplomat named Brian Griffin as Chairman and CEO.
    Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 13 percent to $27.97 after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
    Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) gained 12 percent to $15.19

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) Director Richard S. Chute sold 1,988 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $110.75, for a total value of $220,171.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 10,103 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,118,907.25. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Chuy's Holdings, Inc.(CHUY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Here are the top restaurant stocks we’ve found, with one-year price targets showing gains as high as 74%…

    Restaurant Stocks to Buy, No. 1: Chuy’s Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: CHUY)

    Chuy’s Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: CHUY) is a Texas-based chain of casual Tex-Mex restaurants.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Chuy’s (NASDAQ:CHUY) had its price target hoisted by BMO Capital Markets from $27.00 to $28.00 in a report published on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm currently has a hold rating on the restaurant operator’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chuy’s (NASDAQ:CHUY) CEO Steven J. Hislop sold 3,690 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.00, for a total transaction of $110,700.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 132,460 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,973,800. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    As an investor, it’s always hard when a company you love doesn’t see things go its way. I ate at Tex-Mex chain Chuy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:CHUY) original Austin locations hundreds of times during my time in Texas’ capital city, and eating at not one but two of its Houston-area restaurants on a recent trip to my hometown was a highlight of my time there. Yet despite my own contributions toward boosting Chuy’s sales performance, the company’s broader fortunes have remained mixed, and a brutally competitive restaurant industry has made it hard for Chuy’s to keep itself moving forward despite its ambitious expansion efforts.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Chuy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:CHUY) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 8, 2018 4:30 p.m. ET

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    iFresh Inc. (Nasdaq: IFMK) $8.25 64.64%
    China Auto Logistics Inc. (Nasdaq: CALI) $4.68 47.43%
    National American University Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: NAUH) $1.20 39.29%
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    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $0.77 33.90%
    CareDx Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNA) $7.49 29.88%
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    New York & Co. Inc. (NYSE: NWY) $3.37 26.35%

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Eagle Materials Inc(EXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    What’s most compelling about Cemex is the fact that it’s hands down the cheapest stock in the group. While Martin Marietta (NYSE: MLM), Eagle Materials (NYSE: EXP) and Vulcan Materials (NYSE: VMC) trade at 34, 24 and 45 times earnings, CX trades at just 13.44, with a forward PEG ratio of just 0.55…

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cementos Pacasmayo (NYSE: CPAC) and Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP) are both construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Barings LLC reduced its holdings in shares of Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP) by 12.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 110,475 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 15,166 shares during the period. Barings LLC owned about 0.23% of Eagle Materials worth $11,384,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.