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Top 5 Low Price Stocks For 2019

The price of wine is going up.

Global wine production slumped to its lowest level in 60 years in 2017, according to data from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine.

The most recent harvest produced 25 billion liters of wine, a decrease from 26.7 billion in 2016 and 27.6 billion in 2015. The decline was driven by weak harvests in key markets including Europe and South Africa.

The shortage has caused the wholesale price of basic wine in Italy to skyrocket 74% over the previous year, according to the European Commission. Prices are up 45% in Spain and over 10% in France.

Analysts said that producers, dealers and retailers will absorb some of the price hikes, but consumers will end up paying more — especially for cheaper bottles.

“The wine companies that are targeting very low prices … will be hit the worst, because their margins are very low,” said Stephen Rannekleiv, a global beverages strategist at Rabobank. “When prices go up, it puts a lot of strain on them.”

Top 5 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Brown & Brown, Inc.(BRO)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bitradio (CURRENCY:BRO) traded 3.1% higher against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 0:00 AM Eastern on June 14th. Over the last week, Bitradio has traded down 22.3% against the US dollar. Bitradio has a total market cap of $442,172.00 and approximately $274.00 worth of Bitradio was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Bitradio coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.0682 or 0.00001036 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia and Trade Satoshi.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Vaughan David Investments LLC IL boosted its holdings in shares of Brown & Brown (NYSE:BRO) by 100.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 200,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 100,000 shares during the period. Vaughan David Investments LLC IL owned approximately 0.07% of Brown & Brown worth $5,088,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bitradio (CURRENCY:BRO) traded 31.4% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on August 27th. During the last seven days, Bitradio has traded up 20.6% against the U.S. dollar. One Bitradio coin can now be purchased for about $0.0487 or 0.00000707 BTC on popular exchanges including Trade Satoshi, Crex24 and Cryptohub. Bitradio has a market capitalization of $326,578.00 and $31.00 worth of Bitradio was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its stake in Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) by 3.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 61,900 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,900 shares during the quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System’s holdings in Brown & Brown were worth $1,716,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks For 2019: TAL International Group Inc.(TAL)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    These are the top 5 holdings of BRILLIANCE ASSET MANAGEMENT LtdZTO Express (Cayman) Inc (ZTO) – 6,269,534 shares, 43.21% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 1.26%TAL Education Group (TAL) – 3,746,140 shares, 40.06% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 758.55%Marriott International Inc (MAR) – 304,635 shares, 16.73% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 10.16%BEST Inc (BSTI) – 0 shares, 0% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 10000%Huazhu Group Ltd (HTHT) – 0 shares, 0% of the

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $49.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL)’s share price fell 6.6% during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $32.42 and last traded at $33.68. 8,752,500 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 110% from the average session volume of 4,166,303 shares. The stock had previously closed at $36.06.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Akorn, Inc.(AKRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) fell 32.7 percent to $13.25 in pre-market trading after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 15.7 percent to $12.30 in pre-market trading. Subsea 7 confirmed a $7.00 per share proposal to acquire Mcdermott, pending termination of merger agreement with CB&I.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 9 percent to $3.65 in pre-market trading after rising 11.39 percent on Friday.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) fell 8 percent to $88.36 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter on Monday.
    SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) fell 7.1 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading.
    Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK) shares fell 5.9 percent to $2.88 in pre-market trading after declining 3.16 percent on Friday.
    Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) shares fell 5.5 percent to $12.25 in pre-market trading.
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares fell 5.1 percent to $2.96 in pre-market trading after rising 76.27 percent on Friday.
    GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE: GSB) fell 5.1 percent to $3.57 in pre-market trading.
    Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (NYSE: FMS) shares fell 4.1 percent to $49.93 in pre-market trading.
    Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) fell 4.1 percent to $9.75 in pre-market trading. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey downgraded Oasis Petroleum from Hold to Sell

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) shares were crushed early Monday after a Delaware judge ruled that German health care group Fresenius could walk away from its $4.75 billion deal for Akorn and rejected Akorn’s claim that the merger agreement had been breached.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday wasn’t a good day for the stock market, as most major benchmarks gave up early gains to finish lower. Investors continued to be nervous about interest rates, which appear to be on the rise as a strong earnings season continues. Consistently climbing oil prices also have had a mixed impact on market sentiment, with energy investors generally liking the trend while others worry about the potential inflationary impact that higher costs could bring. Adding to the gloom was bad news about some individual companies that sent their shares sharply lower. Chicago Bridge & Iron (NYSE:CBI), Akorn (NASDAQ:AKRX), and Flotek (NYSE:FTK) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) were down 33 percent to $13.25 after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.

    Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) was down, falling around 37 percent to $4.575. Gridsum reported suspension of audit report on financial statements.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Greene County Bancorp, Inc.(GCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Greene County Bancorp (NASDAQ: GCBC) and Heritage Financial (NASDAQ:HFWA) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Greene County Bancorp (NASDAQ:GCBC) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Taitron Components Incorporated(TAIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cool (NASDAQ:IFON) and Taitron Components (NASDAQ:TAIT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings and risk.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019

January 24, 2018: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 29 equities making new 52-week lows in Wednesday’s session. On the NYSE decliners led advancers by around 8 to 7 and on the Nasdaq, decliners led advancers by more than 9 to 5.

Colony NorthStar Inc. (NYSE: CLNS) traded down about 2.5% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $9.86 after closing Tuesday at $10.11. The 52-week high is $14.74. Volume was over 7.7 million, about double the daily average of 3.5 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) dropped about 2% Wednesday to post a 52-week low of $16.26 after closing at $16.60 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $25.48. Volume was around 4 million, slightly lower than the daily average. The company had no specific news.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) dropped about 3.6% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $1.62 after closing at $1.68 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $3.12. Volume was about 2 million, about 30% above the daily average of around 1.3 million. The company had no specific news.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc.(HASI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wolverine Asset Management LLC cut its stake in shares of Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap Inc (NYSE:HASI) by 29.8% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 299,331 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 126,800 shares during the quarter. Wolverine Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap were worth $5,911,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap (NYSE:HASI) and SINO Ld Ltd/S (OTCMKTS:SNLAY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is another solid value at current levels. Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital Inc. (NYSE: HASI) is a specialty finance company that directly originates debt and equity investments for sustainable infrastructure projects. The company’s projects focus on products that increase energy efficiency, offer cleaner energy sources and efficiently use natural resources.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap Inc (NYSE:HASI) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eleven analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $25.25.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap (NYSE:HASI) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: ThyssenKrupp AG (TYEKF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    United Technologies’ Otis division manufactures and services elevators, escalators, and other people moving devices. The business is reasonably attractive since there is a fair degree of concentration. Four major companies, Kone Oyj (OTCPK:KNYJF) (OTCPK:KNYJY), ThyssenKrupp (OTCPK:TYEKF) (OTCPK:TKAMY), Schindler (OTCPK:SHLAF) (OTC:SHNDY), and Otis, account for over 50% market share. The main long-term drivers of the industry are urbanization. As you might guess, elevator demand is strongest in dense urban environments where almost every building is multi-story.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Guaranty Bancorp(GBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) and County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) 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, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Akorn, Inc.(AKRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) shares were crushed early Monday after a Delaware judge ruled that German health care group Fresenius could walk away from its $4.75 billion deal for Akorn and rejected Akorn’s claim that the merger agreement had been breached.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Akorn (NASDAQ:AKRX) fell more than 57% today after a judge ruled that Fresenius has the right to abandon a $4.75 billion merger agreement inked in early 2017 and rejected the generic drug manufacturer’s argument that the agreement was set in stone.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) traded down more than 58% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $5.39 after closing Friday at $12.98. The stock’s 52-week high is $33.63. Volume was more than 10 times the daily average of around 2.4 million. The company lost a court ruling related to an aborted acquisition by Fresenius.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Moneygram International, Inc.(MGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Clearline Capital LP bought a new position in shares of Moneygram International Inc (NASDAQ:MGI) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 17,799 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $153,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cardtronics (NASDAQ: MGI) and Moneygram International (NASDAQ:MGI) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Moneygram International (NASDAQ:MGI) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report issued on Thursday.

    Several other brokerages also recently commented on MGI. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Moneygram International from a buy rating to a sell rating in a report on Monday, May 14th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Moneygram International from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Moneygram International from a c rating to a d+ rating in a report on Friday, March 16th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and one has issued a hold rating to the stock. Moneygram International has an average rating of Sell and a consensus target price of $9.75.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now

All the doom and gloom surrounding Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), which centers primarily on weak demand for its flagship iPhone X and the growing saturation in the smartphone market, hasn’t fazed one famed investor. Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) CEO Warren Buffett, who is arguably one of the most well-known and successful investors of all time, has continued to buy massive caches of the iPhone maker’s stock.

Buffett added a mind-boggling 75 million Apple shares last quarter — on top of the 165.3 million shares Berkshire already owned — increasing its share count by a whopping 45%. That brings the company’s total stake in Apple up to about 5% of shares.

If the naysayers are right, why does the Oracle of Omaha continue stocking up on Apple’s shares?

Warren Buffett is loading up on Apple stock. Image source: The Motley Fool.

A short history

In case you haven’t been following along, it wasn’t Buffett but rather one of his top lieutenants who first purchased Apple stock in early 2016. After reviewing that initial purchase, Buffett himself began loading up on Apple shares, buying considerably more during the quarter, with purchases totaling 10 million shares.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Insmed, Inc.(INSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Insmed Inc. (NASDAQ: INSM) previously announced that the FDA’s Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee voted 12 to two in favor of the safety and effectiveness of ALIS (amikacin liposome inhalation suspension) for adults with nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease caused by Mycobacterium avium complex who have limited or no treatment options. Expect a PDUFA date on September 28.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares jumped 17 percent to $3.65.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares rose 13.5 percent to $11.70.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) gained 11.6 percent to $6.75 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares jumped 11.2 percent to $14.95. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares gained 11 percent to $2.2199.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) surged 10.8 percent to $4.50.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) rose 10.1 percent to $3.39.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) climbed 9.6 percent to $32.10. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares jumped 9.1 percent to $25.66. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 8.4 percent to $75.65 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Command Security Corporation (NYSE: MOC) shares gained 6.4 percent to $3.0960 after the company disclosed a $23 million five-year contract with LaGuardia Gateway Partners for LaGuardia Airport New Central Terminal Building.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) rose 6.2 percent to $2.41 after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 5.7 percent to $69.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) gained 4.9 percent to $18.035. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Hanesbrands from Hold to Buy.
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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Insmed (NASDAQ:INSM) are down 16% at 12:22 EDT after the company gained Food and Drug Administration approval for its antibiotic Arikayce, which treats Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease. While certainly disappointing for shareholders, it’s actually not all that uncommon for shares of a biotech to trade down after an FDA approval.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Gladstone Commercial Corporation(GOOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Goodomy (GOOD) is a PoW/PoS token that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was June 21st, 2017. Goodomy’s total supply is 888,000,000 tokens and its circulating supply is 620,508,777 tokens. Goodomy’s official Twitter account is @GoodKarmaCoin and its Facebook page is accessible here. Goodomy’s official website is goodomy.com.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Good Energy Group (LON:GOOD) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The company reported GBX 10.80 ($0.14) EPS for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Good Energy Group had a net margin of 1.46% and a return on equity of 7.08%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gladstone Commercial Co. (NASDAQ:GOOD) – Equities research analysts at Wedbush lowered their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Gladstone Commercial in a report released on Thursday, August 9th. Wedbush analyst H. Coffey now forecasts that the real estate investment trust will post earnings of $0.39 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.40. Wedbush currently has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Gladstone Commercial’s Q1 2020 earnings at $0.38 EPS and Q2 2020 earnings at $0.38 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Goodomy (GOOD) is a PoW/PoS token that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. Its launch date was June 21st, 2017. Goodomy’s total supply is 888,000,000 tokens and its circulating supply is 620,508,777 tokens. Goodomy’s official Twitter account is @GoodKarmaCoin and its Facebook page is accessible here. Goodomy’s official website is goodomy.com.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Plains Group Holdings, L.P.(PAGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Plains GP Holdings LP  (NYSE:PAGP)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 05, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Plains GP (NYSE:PAGP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 5th. The pipeline company reported $1.12 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.61. Plains GP had a net margin of 0.98% and a return on equity of 2.69%. The firm had revenue of $8.79 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.52 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($5.16) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 15.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Plains GP Holdings LP will post 1.61 EPS for the current year.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Xerium Technologies Inc.(XRM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Xerium Technologies (NYSE:XRM) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Xerium Technologies earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.7306467260184 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Akorn, Inc.(AKRX)

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    Here’s everything you must know before Monday’s opening bell:

    Investors will analyze earnings from Alphabet (GOOGL) , T-Mobile (TMUS) and more.  Fresenius dropped its planned $5 billion takeover of generic drug-maker Akorn (AKRX) .  Southwest (LUV) has canceled 40 flights a day since announcing its voluntary inspection program. UBS (UBS) disappointed investors with a tepid forecast for the year ahead.  U.S. stock futures pointed lower as bond yields rose. 

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday wasn’t a good day for the stock market, as most major benchmarks gave up early gains to finish lower. Investors continued to be nervous about interest rates, which appear to be on the rise as a strong earnings season continues. Consistently climbing oil prices also have had a mixed impact on market sentiment, with energy investors generally liking the trend while others worry about the potential inflationary impact that higher costs could bring. Adding to the gloom was bad news about some individual companies that sent their shares sharply lower. Chicago Bridge & Iron (NYSE:CBI), Akorn (NASDAQ:AKRX), and Flotek (NYSE:FTK) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) fell 32.7 percent to $13.25 in pre-market trading after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 15.7 percent to $12.30 in pre-market trading. Subsea 7 confirmed a $7.00 per share proposal to acquire Mcdermott, pending termination of merger agreement with CB&I.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 9 percent to $3.65 in pre-market trading after rising 11.39 percent on Friday.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) fell 8 percent to $88.36 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter on Monday.
    SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) fell 7.1 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading.
    Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK) shares fell 5.9 percent to $2.88 in pre-market trading after declining 3.16 percent on Friday.
    Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) shares fell 5.5 percent to $12.25 in pre-market trading.
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares fell 5.1 percent to $2.96 in pre-market trading after rising 76.27 percent on Friday.
    GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE: GSB) fell 5.1 percent to $3.57 in pre-market trading.
    Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (NYSE: FMS) shares fell 4.1 percent to $49.93 in pre-market trading.
    Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) fell 4.1 percent to $9.75 in pre-market trading. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey downgraded Oasis Petroleum from Hold to Sell

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) saw its shares crater on Tuesday after some doubts were cast on its potential acquisition by German health care group Fresnius. This isn’t the first time that Akorn has faced concerns regarding its security, but this could be the costliest.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) traded down more than 58% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $5.39 after closing Friday at $12.98. The stock’s 52-week high is $33.63. Volume was more than 10 times the daily average of around 2.4 million. The company lost a court ruling related to an aborted acquisition by Fresenius.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) were down 33 percent to $13.25 after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.

    Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) was down, falling around 37 percent to $4.575. Gridsum reported suspension of audit report on financial statements.

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Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Akorn, Inc.(AKRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) shares were crushed on Monday (although not as bad as at Prothena)after it was announced that the German firm Fresenius would no longer be purchasing Akorn. Fresenius noted that this was the result of alleged breaches and data integrity requirements. However, Akorn intends to fight this, but who will win is still yet to be seen.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) dropped nearly 40% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $18.20. Shares closed at $30.28 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $34.00. Volume was nearly 22 million, more than 20 times the daily average. A potential acquirer has announced an investigation into possible data breaches. https://247wallst.com/healthcare-business/2018/02/27/could-data-breaches-break-up-the-akorn-aquisition/

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) were down 33 percent to $13.25 after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.

    Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) was down, falling around 37 percent to $4.575. Gridsum reported suspension of audit report on financial statements.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) fell by about 37% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $12.40 after closing at $19.70 on Friday. The 52-week high is $34.00. Volume of about 13.6 million was more than six times the daily average of about 2.1 million. The company’s proposed acquisition by Fresenius was cancelled by the buyer this morning.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) fell 32.7 percent to $13.25 in pre-market trading after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 15.7 percent to $12.30 in pre-market trading. Subsea 7 confirmed a $7.00 per share proposal to acquire Mcdermott, pending termination of merger agreement with CB&I.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 9 percent to $3.65 in pre-market trading after rising 11.39 percent on Friday.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) fell 8 percent to $88.36 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter on Monday.
    SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) fell 7.1 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading.
    Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK) shares fell 5.9 percent to $2.88 in pre-market trading after declining 3.16 percent on Friday.
    Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) shares fell 5.5 percent to $12.25 in pre-market trading.
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares fell 5.1 percent to $2.96 in pre-market trading after rising 76.27 percent on Friday.
    GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE: GSB) fell 5.1 percent to $3.57 in pre-market trading.
    Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (NYSE: FMS) shares fell 4.1 percent to $49.93 in pre-market trading.
    Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) fell 4.1 percent to $9.75 in pre-market trading. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey downgraded Oasis Petroleum from Hold to Sell

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) saw its shares crater on Tuesday after some doubts were cast on its potential acquisition by German health care group Fresnius. This isnt the first time that Akorn has faced concerns regarding its security, but this could be the costliest.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: ITT Corporation(ITT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Intelligent Trading Foundation (CURRENCY:ITT) traded 1.1% higher against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 8:00 AM ET on April 18th. In the last week, Intelligent Trading Foundation has traded up 19.5% against the US dollar. One Intelligent Trading Foundation token can currently be purchased for about $0.0764 or 0.00000942 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including COSS, EtherDelta (ForkDelta), IDEX and Mercatox. Intelligent Trading Foundation has a total market cap of $749,032.00 and approximately $863.00 worth of Intelligent Trading Foundation was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation(MNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: STAAR Surgical Company(STAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares shot up 28 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.

    Shares of Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) got a boost, shooting up 57 percent to $34.52. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
    Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    STAAR Surgical (NASDAQ:STAA) was upgraded by equities researchers at TheStreet from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report issued on Monday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares shot up 26 percent to $21.03 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.

    Shares of Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) got a boost, shooting up 56 percent to $34.2425. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.(TYPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) and Monotype Imaging (NASDAQ:TYPE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Monotype Imaging (NASDAQ:TYPE) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday.

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First Quantum Minerals (TSE:FM)’s share price reached a new 52-week high on Wednesday after Raymond James raised their price target on the stock from C$22.00 to C$25.00. Raymond James currently has an outperform rating on the stock. First Quantum Minerals traded as high as C$21.94 and last traded at C$21.77, with a volume of 1720619 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at C$20.96.

A number of other brokerages also recently commented on FM. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price objective on First Quantum Minerals from C$21.00 to C$23.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. Barclays lifted their price objective on First Quantum Minerals from C$17.50 to C$19.00 in a research report on Monday. Scotiabank lifted their price objective on First Quantum Minerals from C$23.50 to C$25.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 10th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a C$24.00 price objective on shares of First Quantum Minerals in a research report on Wednesday, March 21st. Finally, Berenberg Bank reduced their price objective on First Quantum Minerals from C$19.00 to C$18.00 in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of C$21.45.

Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2018: Tucows Inc.(TCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Online services veteran Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) reported first-quarter earnings last night, and the mixed results failed to impress investors. The stock fell as much as 9.4% Thursday morning before bouncing back to a smaller 6% drop.

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Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2018: Carlsberg A/S (CABGY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) and Carlsberg (OTCMKTS:CABGY) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2018: Bruker Corporation(BRKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2018: Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation(IART)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) fell 23.4 percent to $5.25 in pre-market trading after a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.48 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.
    Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) fell 14 percent to $13.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat Q2 earnings and lowered FY18 organic growth guidance.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 13.2 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) shares fell 10.7 percent to $14.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 8.50 percent on Wednesday.
    BT Group plc (NYSE: BT) fell 9 percent to $14.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q4 results and announced plans to cut 13,000 jobs over the next three years.
    Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL) fell 8.3 percent to $19.90 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that IMblaze370 Phase 3 pivotal trial of atezolizumab and cobimetinib in patients with heavily pretreated locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer did not meet primary endpoint.
    Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN) fell 8.2 percent to $10.80 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) shares fell 7.4 percent to $43.00 in pre-market trading. Synaptics reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ: GOLD) shares fell 7.4 percent to $76.23 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 earnings.
    Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) shares fell 7 percent to $59.36 in pre-market trading. Integra LifeSciences priced its 5.25 million share public offering of common stock at $58.50 per share.
    Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) shares fell 6.9 percent to $12.75 in pre-m

Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2018: State Bank Financial Corporation.(STBZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.03. State Bank Financial had a return on equity of 9.26% and a net margin of 18.77%. The firm had revenue of $68.16 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $65.00 million. analysts expect that State Bank Financial will post 2.18 EPS for the current year.

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Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2018: ChannelAdvisor Corporation(ECOM )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ChannelAdvisor (NYSE: ECOM) and Tyler Technologies (NYSE:TYL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2018: Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc.(ALSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Allison Transmission (NYSE:ALSN) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 10th, Zacks reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 21st will be given a dividend of 0.15 per share by the auto parts company on Thursday, May 31st. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.40%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 18th.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARP Americas LP lowered its stake in shares of Allison Transmission (NYSE:ALSN) by 8.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 14,497 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after selling 1,400 shares during the quarter. ARP Americas LP’s holdings in Allison Transmission were worth $566,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allison Transmission (NYSE:ALSN) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer increased their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Allison Transmission in a research note issued on Monday, April 30th. Oppenheimer analyst I. Zaffino now expects that the auto parts company will post earnings of $3.79 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of $3.32. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Allison Transmission’s FY2019 earnings at $4.16 EPS.

Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2018: TriMas Corporation(TRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of TriMas Co. (NASDAQ:TRS) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $28.95 and last traded at $28.20, with a volume of 1202 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $28.60.

Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2018: Akorn, Inc.(AKRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) shares were crushed on Monday (although not as bad as at Prothena)after it was announced that the German firm Fresenius would no longer be purchasing Akorn. Fresenius noted that this was the result of alleged breaches and data integrity requirements. However, Akorn intends to fight this, but who will win is still yet to be seen.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) saw its shares crater on Tuesday after some doubts were cast on its potential acquisition by German health care group Fresnius. This isnt the first time that Akorn has faced concerns regarding its security, but this could be the costliest.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) were down 33 percent to $13.25 after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.

    Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) was down, falling around 37 percent to $4.575. Gridsum reported suspension of audit report on financial statements.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) fell 32.7 percent to $13.25 in pre-market trading after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 15.7 percent to $12.30 in pre-market trading. Subsea 7 confirmed a $7.00 per share proposal to acquire Mcdermott, pending termination of merger agreement with CB&I.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 9 percent to $3.65 in pre-market trading after rising 11.39 percent on Friday.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) fell 8 percent to $88.36 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter on Monday.
    SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) fell 7.1 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading.
    Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK) shares fell 5.9 percent to $2.88 in pre-market trading after declining 3.16 percent on Friday.
    Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) shares fell 5.5 percent to $12.25 in pre-market trading.
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares fell 5.1 percent to $2.96 in pre-market trading after rising 76.27 percent on Friday.
    GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE: GSB) fell 5.1 percent to $3.57 in pre-market trading.
    Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (NYSE: FMS) shares fell 4.1 percent to $49.93 in pre-market trading.
    Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) fell 4.1 percent to $9.75 in pre-market trading. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey downgraded Oasis Petroleum from Hold to Sell

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) shares dipped 69 percent to $11.48 after a disappointing update relating to the company's treatment for AL amyloidosis. Prothena, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that focuses on therapies in the neuroscience and orphan categories, said a Phase 2b study of its therapy called NEOD001 failed to achieve its primary or secondary endpoints. Prothena's Phase 2b study explored its NEOD001 therapy versus a placebo in previously-treated patients with AL amyloidosis and persistent cardiac dysfunction.
    Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) fell 44.3 percent to $4.06. Gridsum reported suspension of audit report on financial statements.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares declined 34.1 percent to $4.16 as the company issued weak revenue forecast for the first quarter.
    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) dropped 32.3 percent to $13.35 after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 31.2 percent to $13.44. Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron.
    Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: VLRS) dropped 18 percent to $5.76. Controladora Vuela recently reported first-quarter results that showed a loss for the quarter. Imperial Capital downgraded Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion from Outperform to In-Line.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) fell 18.2 percent to $2.8797 after declining 19.35 percent on Friday.
    Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) fell 12.3 percent to $52.63.
    Luby's, Inc. (NYSE: LUB) shares declined 10.3 percent to $2.448 following Q2 results.
    Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET) shares tumbled 10 percent to $2.26.
    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) dipped 9.7 percent

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Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2018: Synnex Corporation(SNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Synnex (NYSE: SNX) and Presidio (NASDAQ:PSDO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company flies somewhat under the radar, but it is way off its highs and offers a great entry point. SynnexCorp. (NYSE: SNX) is a business process services company that provides a range of distribution, logistics and integration services for the technology industry and providing outsourced services focused on customer engagement strategy.

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    USA Core PPI (MoM) for Apr 0.20% vs 0.20% Est; Prior 0.30%. USA PPI (MoM) for Apr 0.10% vs 0.20% Est; Prior 0.30%
    Data on wholesale trade inventories for March will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on petroleum inventories in the U.S. is schedule for release at 10:30 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 10-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 1:15 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Cantor upgraded Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ARWR) from Neutral to Overweight
    RBC upgraded Semtech (NASDAQ: SMTC) from Sector Perform to Outperform
    Morgan Stanley downgraded Adient (NYSE: ADNT) from Overweight to Equal-Weight
    Jefferies downgraded Beacon Roofing (NASDAQ: BECN) from Buy to Hold

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Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Mercantile Bank Corporation(MBWM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Mercantile Bank Co. (NASDAQ:MBWM) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.33.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Principal Financial Group Inc(PFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Principal Financial Group (PFG) Approves New $300M Buyback (streetinsider.com) Principal Financial Group (PFG) Announces Share Repurchase Plan (americanbankingnews.com) Is Principal Large Cap Growth I Institutional (PLGIX) a Strong Mutual Fund Pick Right Now? (finance.yahoo.com) Principal Financial Group is Oversold (nasdaq.com) Principal Names New Chief Human Resources Officer (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several equities analysts have recently commented on PFG shares. Morgan Stanley decreased their target price on Principal Financial Group from $79.00 to $77.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Wells Fargo reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and issued a $76.00 target price on shares of Principal Financial Group in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on Principal Financial Group in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $62.00 target price on the stock. Bank of America started coverage on Principal Financial Group in a research report on Monday, March 26th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $65.00 target price on the stock. Finally, UBS started coverage on Principal Financial Group in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $69.00 target price on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Principal Financial Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $71.18.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ING Groep NV boosted its stake in Principal Financial Group Inc (NYSE:PFG) by 7.8% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 27,524 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,991 shares during the period. ING Groep NV’s holdings in Principal Financial Group were worth $1,676,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Stilwell Value LLCOFG Bancorp (OFG) – 1,614,868 shares, 14.1% of the total portfolio. Kingsway Financial Services Inc (KFS) – 3,780,889 shares, 12.63% of the total portfolio. HopFed Bancorp Inc (HFBC) – 627,128 shares, 7.62% of the total portfolio. Alcentra Capital Corp (ABDC) – 1,251,324 shares, 7.27% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 20.66%Sound Financial Bancorp Inc (SFBC) – 228,600 shares, 7.02% of th

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Akorn, Inc.(AKRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) shares were crushed on Monday (although not as bad as at Prothena)after it was announced that the German firm Fresenius would no longer be purchasing Akorn. Fresenius noted that this was the result of alleged breaches and data integrity requirements. However, Akorn intends to fight this, but who will win is still yet to be seen.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday wasn’t a good day for the stock market, as most major benchmarks gave up early gains to finish lower. Investors continued to be nervous about interest rates, which appear to be on the rise as a strong earnings season continues. Consistently climbing oil prices also have had a mixed impact on market sentiment, with energy investors generally liking the trend while others worry about the potential inflationary impact that higher costs could bring. Adding to the gloom was bad news about some individual companies that sent their shares sharply lower. Chicago Bridge & Iron (NYSE:CBI), Akorn (NASDAQ:AKRX), and Flotek (NYSE:FTK) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) dropped nearly 40% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $18.20. Shares closed at $30.28 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $34.00. Volume was nearly 22 million, more than 20 times the daily average. A potential acquirer has announced an investigation into possible data breaches. https://247wallst.com/healthcare-business/2018/02/27/could-data-breaches-break-up-the-akorn-aquisition/

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Axsome Therapeutics, Inc.(AXSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Axsome Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) traded down about 43% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $3.20 after closing Monday at $5.55. The 52-week high is $6.45. Volume was about 3.8 million, about 19 times the daily average of around 220,000 shares. The company will stop a “futile” portion of a trial of its treatment for knee osteoarthritis.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 22.6 percent to $3.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 23.2 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) rose 21.2 percent to $5.77 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a deal to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota from Arkoma, Williston Drilling for about $620 million. The company also announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 13.7 percent to $386.00 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Quantenna Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTNA) shares rose 12.6 percent to $14.70 in pre-market trading. Quantenna is expected to release Q1 results on April 30..
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 11.1 percent to $37.50 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 10.4 percent to $29.00 in pre-market trading after reporting strong Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) rose 9.8 percent to $250.00 in pre-market trading following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 9.4 percent to $10.62 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS) rose 9.1 percent to $7.22 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE: TWO).
    GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) rose 8.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) shares rose 7.6 percent to $251.2
  • [By Max Byerly]

    Axsome Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AXSM) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported ($0.19) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.28) by $0.09, Bloomberg Earnings reports.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now

Amazon.com Inc and Wal-Mart Stores Inc are battling for the title of “low price leader” by lowering prices.
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Despite the strong salesduring the Black Friday weekend, it has been a turbulent year for the U.S retail industry this year, thanks to eCommerce giant Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN). Retail chains like Macy’s (NYSE:M) have closed down hundreds of stores in a battle to survive. Bespoke Investment group has even constructed a “Death By Amazon” Indexwhich includes 62 brick-and-mortar retailers whose businesses have been hurt by Amazon and internet shopping. This index has declined by around 15% this year alone. However, not all the company’s included in this index have fared badly. One of the exceptions isBentonville, Arkansas based retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) which has delivered a strong performance this year.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: SemiLEDS Corporation(LEDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Phillips 66(PSX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $29.46 billion before the opening bell. Phillips 66 shares gained 0.43 percent to $113.00 in after-hours trading.
    Expedia Group Inc (NASDAQ: EXPE) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday. Expedia shares climbed 10.95 percent to $118.00 in the after-hours trading session.
    Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and also raised its FY18 sales outlook. Intel shares surged 5.52 percent to $55.98 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) to have earned $1.13 per share on revenue of $63.60 billion in the latest quarter. Exxon Mobil will release earnings before the markets open. Exxon Mobil shares rose 0.67 percent to $81.40 in after-hours trading.
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) posted upbeat results for its first quarter. The company sees second quarter operating income of $1.1 billion – $1.9 billion and sales of $51 billion – $54 billion. Amazon shares gained 6.72 percent to $1,620.00 in the after-hours trading session.

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  • [By John Bromels]

    When billionaire investor Warren Buffett buys, people take notice. When one of those investments ups its dividend by 14%, they take further notice. Those are two reasons whyPhillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) has been getting a lot of attention lately.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Refining giant Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) and Canadian energy infrastructure behemoth Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) initially pitched Gray Oak to oil shippers in early December. At the time, they envisioned a 385,000 barrel-a-day pipeline that would move crude from several connection points in West Texas to refineries and export docks along the Texas coast starting in the second half of 2019.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Friday.

    The company reported Q1 EPS of $1.04 vs. $0.89 estimates and revenue of 24.05 billion vs. $29.46 billion estimates.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    This strategy of acquiring assets from a large parent company to grow an MLP’s payout has worked well over the years. Refining giant Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) has been one of the most successful with this strategy since creating Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) in 2013. At that time, Phillips 66 launched an ambitious plan to grow its MLP’s distribution at a 30% compound annual rate through 2018 via a steady stream of dropdown transactions. Phillips 66 Partners is right on target, having increased the payout at a 31% compound annual growth rate since the IPO while maintaining solid financial metrics, including covering the payout with cash flow by a very comfortable 1.33 times last quarter and maintaining a conservative debt-to-EBITDA ratio of 3.2 in 2017. This strategy has also richly rewarded investors in Phillips 66 Partners, which has generated a total return of 89% since its IPO despite a recent sell-off, easily ahead of the S&P 500’s nearly 73% total return over that time frame.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Akorn, Inc.(AKRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) were down 33 percent to $13.25 after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.

    Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) was down, falling around 37 percent to $4.575. Gridsum reported suspension of audit report on financial statements.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) shares were crushed on Monday (although not as bad as at Prothena)after it was announced that the German firm Fresenius would no longer be purchasing Akorn. Fresenius noted that this was the result of alleged breaches and data integrity requirements. However, Akorn intends to fight this, but who will win is still yet to be seen.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) fell 32.7 percent to $13.25 in pre-market trading after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 15.7 percent to $12.30 in pre-market trading. Subsea 7 confirmed a $7.00 per share proposal to acquire Mcdermott, pending termination of merger agreement with CB&I.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 9 percent to $3.65 in pre-market trading after rising 11.39 percent on Friday.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) fell 8 percent to $88.36 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter on Monday.
    SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) fell 7.1 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading.
    Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK) shares fell 5.9 percent to $2.88 in pre-market trading after declining 3.16 percent on Friday.
    Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) shares fell 5.5 percent to $12.25 in pre-market trading.
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares fell 5.1 percent to $2.96 in pre-market trading after rising 76.27 percent on Friday.
    GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE: GSB) fell 5.1 percent to $3.57 in pre-market trading.
    Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (NYSE: FMS) shares fell 4.1 percent to $49.93 in pre-market trading.
    Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) fell 4.1 percent to $9.75 in pre-market trading. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey downgraded Oasis Petroleum from Hold to Sell

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) shares dipped 69 percent to $11.48 after a disappointing update relating to the company's treatment for AL amyloidosis. Prothena, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that focuses on therapies in the neuroscience and orphan categories, said a Phase 2b study of its therapy called NEOD001 failed to achieve its primary or secondary endpoints. Prothena's Phase 2b study explored its NEOD001 therapy versus a placebo in previously-treated patients with AL amyloidosis and persistent cardiac dysfunction.
    Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) fell 44.3 percent to $4.06. Gridsum reported suspension of audit report on financial statements.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares declined 34.1 percent to $4.16 as the company issued weak revenue forecast for the first quarter.
    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) dropped 32.3 percent to $13.35 after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 31.2 percent to $13.44. Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron.
    Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: VLRS) dropped 18 percent to $5.76. Controladora Vuela recently reported first-quarter results that showed a loss for the quarter. Imperial Capital downgraded Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion from Outperform to In-Line.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) fell 18.2 percent to $2.8797 after declining 19.35 percent on Friday.
    Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) fell 12.3 percent to $52.63.
    Luby's, Inc. (NYSE: LUB) shares declined 10.3 percent to $2.448 following Q2 results.
    Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET) shares tumbled 10 percent to $2.26.
    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) dipped 9.7 percent

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) saw its shares crater on Tuesday after some doubts were cast on its potential acquisition by German health care group Fresnius. This isnt the first time that Akorn has faced concerns regarding its security, but this could be the costliest.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: TherapeuticsMD, Inc.(TXMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    TherapeuticsMD (Nasdaq: TXMD) is a pharmaceutical company with an exclusive focus on products for women and advanced hormone therapies. Biotech stocks are often a target for short sellers because of the uncertainty around drug development and approvals.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TherapeuticsMD Inc (NASDAQ:TXMD)’s share price was up 6.4% on Friday . The stock traded as high as $6.07 and last traded at $6.02. Approximately 2,747,655 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 38% from the average daily volume of 1,984,159 shares. The stock had previously closed at $5.66.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Intercontinental Hotels Group(IHG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: (LGEAF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Coherent’s ELA deposition technology for LTPS backplane isn’t used in OLED TVs, where LG (OTC:LGEAF) uses metal oxide backpanes. There was some worry by analysts whether that technology could migrate to the smartphone panel market which CEO Ambroseo could not dispel entirely, but he argued that it has not been demonstrated suitable for handsets or battery-powered devices at this point.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now

March 20, 2017: Markets opened slightly lower Monday and traded close to the break-even line all day. Leading indicators and consumer sentiment readings were both strong. Only the materials sector traded high late in the afternoon while energy and utilities were the laggards. The blue chips were performing best. WTI crude oil for April delivery settled at $48.22 a barrel, down 1.2% on the day. April gold added 0.3% on the day to settle at $1,234.00. Equities were headed for a mixed close shortly before the bell as the DJIA traded up 0.03% for the day, the S&P 500 traded down 0.14%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded up 0.02%.

Stocks traded very near the break-even line just minutes before the closing bell. The closing tally could finish with either a small gain or a small loss for any or all of the indexes.

The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) which traded up 2.66% at $95.38. The stock’s 52-week range is $69.04 to $99.46. Volume was roughly 15% below the daily average of around 5 million shares. The company reported a 1% decline in February retail sales this morning, the best year-over-year mark in more than 4 years.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc.(SC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday morning, the financial shares climbed 1.04 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC), up 15 percent, and OTC Markets Group Inc (OTC: OTCM), up 8 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares were also up, gaining 16 percent to $18.275 following upbeat quarterly earnings.

    Equities Trading DOWN

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares were also up, gaining 14 percent to $17.89 following upbeat quarterly earnings.

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Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (VLKAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    For example, FCA was the first to throw in the towel on “cars.” Ford is now following. Lately, brands such as Chevrolet (NYSE:GM), Toyota (NYSE:TM), Volkswagen (OTCPK:VLKAY) and Nissan (OTCPK:NSANY) have professed their enduring commitment to sedans and similar “cars.” That’s probably true – at least directionally. Still, even those automakers will need to prune at least a little bit in their car/sedan portfolios over the next generational cycle, 5-10 years at the most. But the point is that they say they will not take as big of an axe to those offerings in the U.S. market, as FCA and Ford just did.

  • [By ]

    The ‘Jolt’ investing tip of the day actually goes out to C-suite executives across the word: Always watch your back because someone is always vying for the top gig. Reading the various Volkswagen (VLKAY) CEO shake-up news, it’s pretty clear new CEO Herbert Diess undermined his now former boss Matthias M眉ller. He reportedly built up a base of support among board members and shareholders to appoint him as CEO, despite M眉ller’s success turning around VW after the emissions scandal. Crazy, but hey it’s vicious out there.  

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    Volkswagen’s (VLKAY) Audi A8 will be the first production vehicle to claim Level 3 driving capabilities.

    Level 4

    In Level 3 autonomous driving, the car can monitor its environment, but needs the driver’s attention for safety. In Level 4 autonomous driving, that’s no longer the case. Drivers can read, sleep or simply watch the landscape as the car drives by.

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    Of course, major automakers want to make bold statements to seem current and relevant, so it is best to approach these headlines with some level of speculation. For example, with the recent diesel emission scandals, Volkswagen (OTCPK:VLKAY) has been put under the spotlight to dramatically shift its business to new energy vehicles. The company has announced that it is targeting sales of 2-3 million electric vehicles by 2025 through 30 all-electric car offerings.

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    Volkswagen AG (VLKAY) led the Dax higher, gaining 1.02% to 178.82, after the German carmaker reshuffled its top management, naming former BMW AG (BMWYY) executive Herbert Diess as CEO, replacing Matthias Mueller, in the company’s biggest management change since the diesel emissions scandal in 2015.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Akorn, Inc.(AKRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) shares were crushed on Monday (although not as bad as at Prothena)after it was announced that the German firm Fresenius would no longer be purchasing Akorn. Fresenius noted that this was the result of alleged breaches and data integrity requirements. However, Akorn intends to fight this, but who will win is still yet to be seen.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) shares dipped 69 percent to $11.48 after a disappointing update relating to the company's treatment for AL amyloidosis. Prothena, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that focuses on therapies in the neuroscience and orphan categories, said a Phase 2b study of its therapy called NEOD001 failed to achieve its primary or secondary endpoints. Prothena's Phase 2b study explored its NEOD001 therapy versus a placebo in previously-treated patients with AL amyloidosis and persistent cardiac dysfunction.
    Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) fell 44.3 percent to $4.06. Gridsum reported suspension of audit report on financial statements.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares declined 34.1 percent to $4.16 as the company issued weak revenue forecast for the first quarter.
    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) dropped 32.3 percent to $13.35 after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 31.2 percent to $13.44. Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron.
    Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: VLRS) dropped 18 percent to $5.76. Controladora Vuela recently reported first-quarter results that showed a loss for the quarter. Imperial Capital downgraded Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion from Outperform to In-Line.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) fell 18.2 percent to $2.8797 after declining 19.35 percent on Friday.
    Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) fell 12.3 percent to $52.63.
    Luby's, Inc. (NYSE: LUB) shares declined 10.3 percent to $2.448 following Q2 results.
    Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET) shares tumbled 10 percent to $2.26.
    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) dipped 9.7 percent

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) fell by about 37% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $12.40 after closing at $19.70 on Friday. The 52-week high is $34.00. Volume of about 13.6 million was more than six times the daily average of about 2.1 million. The company’s proposed acquisition by Fresenius was cancelled by the buyer this morning.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) were down 33 percent to $13.25 after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.

    Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) was down, falling around 37 percent to $4.575. Gridsum reported suspension of audit report on financial statements.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Valero Energy Partners LP(VLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Valero Energy Partners (VLP)

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Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Genomic Health, Inc.(GHDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Cancer-test maker Genomic Health (NASDAQ:GHDX) started the year on a high note, posting double-digit revenue growth, and would have turned a profit if not for an $8.5 millionone-time charge for stopping development of the Oncotype SEQ Liquid Select test, which was announced on the last quarterly call.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Genomic Health (NASDAQ:GHDX) – Equities researchers at Piper Jaffray issued their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Genomic Health in a research report issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. Piper Jaffray analyst W. Quirk expects that the medical research company will post earnings of $0.06 per share for the quarter. Piper Jaffray has a “Hold” rating and a $33.00 price target on the stock. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Genomic Health’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.11 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.14 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.44 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.16 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.18 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.12 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.15 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.62 EPS.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: National Commerce Corporation(NCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Commerce (NASDAQ:NCOM) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Mostly Flat; Hasbro Misses Q1 Expectations

Following the market opening Monday, the Dow traded down 0.03 percent to 24,456.80 while the NASDAQ declined 0.01 percent to 7,145.34. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.03 percent to 2,671.03.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

Monday morning, the utilities shares climbed 0.44 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC), up 6 percent, and Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE: KEP), up 3 percent.

In trading on Monday, energy shares fell 0.49 percent.

Top Headline

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter on Monday.

The company said it earned 10 cents per share in the first quarter on revenue of $716.34 million versus expectations of 34 cents per share and $819.40 million.

Equities Trading UP

McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) shares shot up 14 percent to $6.87 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.

Shares of Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) got a boost, shooting up 9 percent to $32.05. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.

Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares were also up, gaining 9 percent to $25.57. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.

Equities Trading DOWN

Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) shares dropped 68 percent to $11.79 after a disappointing update relating to the company's treatment for AL amyloidosis. Prothena, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that focuses on therapies in the neuroscience and orphan categories, said a Phase 2b study of its therapy called NEOD001 failed to achieve its primary or secondary endpoints. Prothena's Phase 2b study explored its NEOD001 therapy versus a placebo in previously-treated patients with AL amyloidosis and persistent cardiac dysfunction. Unfortunately, there were no statistically significant difference between the two treatment groups.

Shares of Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) were down 33 percent to $13.25 after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.

Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) was down, falling around 37 percent to $4.575. Gridsum reported suspension of audit report on financial statements.

Commodities

In commodity news, oil traded down 1.48 percent to $67.39 while gold traded down 0.87 percent to $1,326.60.

Silver traded down 1.91 percent Monday to $16.835, while copper fell 0.82 percent to $3.1295.

Eurozone

European shares were mixed today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 fell 0.01 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index rose 0.10 percent, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index slipped 0.05 percent. Meanwhile the German DAX rose 0.09 percent, and the French CAC 40 gained 0.08 percent while U.K. shares fell 0.02 percent.

Economics

The Chicago Fed National Activity Index fell to 0.10 in March, compared to 0.98 in February.

The Markit services PMI rose to 54.40 in April, versus prior reading of 54.00. Economists expected a reading of 54.30.

Existing home sales rose 1.1 percent to an annual rate of 5.60 million in April However, economists were projecting a 5.55 million rate.

The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Top Biotech Stocks To Invest In 2018

ImmunoGen (NASDAQ:IMGN) is a clinical stage biotech company that is focused on cancer therapeutics. It has developed an antibody-drug conjugate or “ADC” technology which is already being used in an approved and marketed product and is also being developed for use in a few other clinical stage candidates that are part of ImmunoGen’s current pipeline. The lead pipeline candidate for this company is called “Mirvetuximab Soravtansine”. This will be tested as an ovarian cancer treatment in Phase 3 trials which are expected to commence very soon. Obviously, this company has faced some setbacks in 2016, and that, along with tax loss selling pressure, is why the stock is trading for less than $2 per share. However, as seasoned investors know, setbacks can create significant buying opportunities, especially when it pertains to the biotech sector. Clinical stage biotech companies and their stocks are fueled by hope and cash and ImmunoGen has both of these. I believe there is a strategic opportunity for investors who buy this stock now, because it appears ripe for a potential “January Effect” rally as tax loss selling ends soon. It also appears poised for a short squeeze rally in the very near term. Furthermore, this stock appears to have longer term upside due to a number of high potential pipeline candidates and partnership deals with a few leading pharmaceutical and biotech giants. Let’s take a closer look at the potential downside risks (which I believe are very limited at this time) as well as a number of reasons why this stock is a strong buy now:

Top Biotech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Halliburton Company(HAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Haliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL) is expected to reveal its fourth-quarter results on Monday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.46 in EPS, as well as $5.63 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $53.01 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $55.09. The stock has a 52-week range of $38.18 to $58.78.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    2016 was an interesting year for Halliburton (NYSE:HAL). Not only did the oil-field services company work through one of the largest downturns in the history of oil and gas, but it also had to deal with the financial fallout from a major acquisition blowing up in its face. When it reported fourth-quarter and fiscal 2016 earnings this week, the company showed that it had taken a big blow, but was ready to move on to the next big thing in the oil and gas market. Let’s take a quick look at the company’s results for the year that was, and see what could be in store in the coming quarters.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    When Weatherford International (WFT) announced that it had named Halliburton (HAL) CFO Mark McCollumits new CEO, its shares jumped as some observers contended itincreased the odds of an acquisition by the oil-services giant. It looks like they picked the wrong oil-services giant, however, as Weatherford and Schlumberger (SLB) announced a joint venture late Friday, one that has sent Weatherford’s shares soaring and earned it an upgrade from Wells Fargo analystsJudson Bailey andColeman Sullivan. They explain why:

Top Biotech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Laredo Petroleum, Inc.(LPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    After a rally for the ages, the price of oil is back over $50. But the biggest threat to oil might be more production from exploration & production companies drilling in the U.S. shale, say Credit Suisse analyst Mark Lear and team, who cut their ratings on Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO), Laredo Petroleum (LPI) and Sanchez Energy (SN). They explain why:

Top Biotech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Akorn, Inc.(AKRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, healthcare shares fell by 0.62 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX), down 17 percent, and BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI), down 14 percent.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of Endo International (ENDP) have tumbled 40% today after it said profits would fall well short of analyst expectations thanks, in part, to plunging generic drug prices. Leerink’s Jason Gerberry and team look for specialty pharmaceutical companies that have similar business models–and find Akorn (AKRX), Perrigo (PRGO), and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA). They explain:

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) shares are drifting higher by 0.27 percent (about $0.10 per share) Wednesday after jumping 3.2 percent Tuesday following a report the company was on the verge of a buyout deal.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Despite a lack of conviction in the market at large, some stocks posted sharp gains on Friday, and Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX), Akorn (NASDAQ:AKRX), and Granite Construction (NYSE:GVA) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    As a service to our readers, the following list provides the 10 top pharmaceutical stocks to watch this month (May 2017), including the biggest gainers from April…

    Pharmaceutical Stock Current Share Price April 2017 Gain
    Cleveland BioLabs Inc. (Nasdaq: CBLI) $3.62 +120.6%
    Nexvet Biopharma Plc. (Nasdaq: NVET) $6.61 +69.7%
    Motif Bio Plc. (Nasdaq ADR: MTFB) $10.10 +68.2%
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NYSE: AXON) $24.43 +62.3%
    Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CYCC) $5.49 +46.7%
    Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CNAT) $8.67 +44.9%
    Akebia Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: AKBA) $13.07 +43.3%
    Akorn Inc. (Nasdaq: AKRX) $33.28 +38.9%
    Rockwell Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: RMTI) $8.78 +37.4%
    Akari Therapeutics Plc. (Nasdaq ADR: AKTX) $15.02 +35.4%

    The best-performing pharma stock of the month – Cleveland BioLabs Inc. – surged 120.6% to $3.53 a share by April 28. That crushed both the Nasdaq Biotech Index’s 1.5% gain and the Dow Jones’ 1.3% rise over the same period.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) dropped nearly 40% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $18.20. Shares closed at $30.28 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $34.00. Volume was nearly 22 million, more than 20 times the daily average. A potential acquirer has announced an investigation into possible data breaches. https://247wallst.com/healthcare-business/2018/02/27/could-data-breaches-break-up-the-akorn-aquisition/