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Stream this: Netflix (NFLX) has gained nearly 20% today following its earnings release last night, making it the top-performing stock in the S&P 500 today.

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And it wasn’t even close. Netflix jumped 19% to $118.79 today, well ahead of the S&P 500′s 0.6% gain. The second-best best performer? Harley Davidson (HOG), which gained 9% to $$54.16.

Netflix reported a profit 12 cents a share on sales of $2.29 billion, beating forecasts for a profit of 6 cents on sales of $2.28 billion.

Citigroup’s Mark May and Kenneth Dorell call the results “better than feared,” to which we say “duh.” They offer two reasons for Netflix’s surge:

Following a disappointing 2Q report (including 3Q guidance below forecasts), Netflix reported 3Q16 results and issued 4Q16 guidance above these lowered expectations. While subscriber net adds remain below year-ago levels and cash burn (including content spend) remains high, revenue growth accelerated to 32% (vs. 28% in 2Q) on subscriber growth of 25% (vs. 27% in 2Q) as the recent price increases benefited growth. We believe the stock’s reaction in the aftermarket may be due to a combination of 1) the set-up and negative sentiment heading into the quarter; and, 2) investors rewarding Netflix’s pricing power, as price increases proved not to have an outsized impact on churn.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc.(BRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN:BRG) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,697,945 shares, a decrease of 7.7% from the August 15th total of 1,840,022 shares. Approximately 7.2% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 110,334 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 15.4 days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Bluerock Residential Growth REIT (NASDAQ:BRG) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bluerock Residential Growth REIT earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 47.1792961215955 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of research analysts have commented on BRG shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 15th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 target price on shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $11.17.

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: First Savings Financial Group, Inc.(FSFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Savings Financial Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.2248202662973 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Savings Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of -0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 49.1494069754243 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Allete, Inc.(ALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ALLETE (NYSE: ALE) and Spark Energy (NASDAQ:SPKE) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mason Street Advisors LLC increased its stake in ALLETE Inc (NYSE:ALE) by 93.1% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 25,545 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 12,317 shares during the period. Mason Street Advisors LLC’s holdings in ALLETE were worth $1,846,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Susquehanna Fundamental Investments LLC bought a new stake in shares of ALLETE Inc (NYSE:ALE) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 14,236 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,029,000.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Not long after U.S. authorities filed sealed charges against Volkswagen’s (OTC: VLKAY) old chief executive officer, they granted the new CEO a rare safe-passage deal: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    The TD Ameritrade Investor Movement Index for April is schedule for release at 12:30 p.m. ET.
    Tom Barkin is set to speak at 2:00 p.m. ET.
    Data on consumer credit for March will be released at 3:00 p.m. ET.
    Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan will speak at 3:30 p.m. ET.
    Chicago Fed President Charles Evans is set to speak at 3:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Barclays upgraded Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN) from Equal-Weight to Overweight
    KeyBanc upgraded Silgan (NASDAQ: SLGN) from Underweight to Sector Weight
    Mizuho downgraded ALLETE (NYSE: ALE) from Buy to Neutral
    Barclays downgraded Eaton (NYSE: ETN) from Equal-Weight to Underweight

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Textainer Group Holdings Limited(TGH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Head to Head Survey: Textainer Group (TGH) vs. The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Textainer Group (TGH) Upgraded by ValuEngine to “Buy” (americanbankingnews.com) Financial Comparison: Textainer Group (TGH) vs. The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Aircastle (AYR) versus Textainer Group (TGH) Head-To-Head Comparison (americanbankingnews.com) Critical Comparison: Textainer Group (TGH) and Its Rivals (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Textainer Group stock opened at $17.85 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,019.18, a P/E ratio of 43.54 and a beta of 2.50. Textainer Group has a 1 year low of $9.60 and a 1 year high of $26.50. The company has a current ratio of 0.85, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.28.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Textainer Group (NYSE:TGH) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning.

    Several other equities research analysts have also commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Textainer Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Compass Point started coverage on Textainer Group in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. They set a neutral rating and a $17.00 price target on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $20.67.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Last year was one that investors in Textainer Group Holdings (NYSE:TGH) will likely remember fondly as the container leasing company’s stock rocketed an eye-popping 188%. This year, however, has been a different story as shares are down nearly 30% since the beginning of the year, and more than 40% off their high. That sell-off might have investors wondering if now’s a good time to buy.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Liberty Global plc(LBTYA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Liberty Global PLC  (NASDAQ:LBTYA)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Tuesday.

    LBTYA has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Jefferies Group reiterated a buy rating on shares of Liberty Global in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded Liberty Global from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and set a $41.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine downgraded Liberty Global from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Citigroup set a $43.00 price objective on Liberty Global and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, Macquarie reiterated an outperform rating and set a $45.00 price objective (up previously from $41.00) on shares of Liberty Global in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $41.46.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barclays reiterated their buy rating on shares of Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) in a report released on Sunday. They currently have a $39.00 target price on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors acquired 1,977 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,312% compared to the average daily volume of 140 put options.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    UBS Group upgraded shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Friday morning, www.benzinga.com reports. They currently have $33.50 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $37.00.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

Shares of Territorial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:TBNK) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

A number of analysts recently commented on TBNK shares. BidaskClub upgraded Territorial Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. ValuEngine upgraded Territorial Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Territorial Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Amedisys Inc(AMED)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Stephens reissued their hold rating on shares of Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) in a report published on Tuesday. They currently have a $78.00 price objective on the health services provider’s stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Amedisys (AMED)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: CTI BioPharma Corp.(CTIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of CTI BioPharma Corp (NASDAQ:CTIC) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight research firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, five have assigned a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $7.10.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Allete, Inc.(ALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mason Street Advisors LLC increased its stake in ALLETE Inc (NYSE:ALE) by 93.1% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 25,545 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 12,317 shares during the period. Mason Street Advisors LLC’s holdings in ALLETE were worth $1,846,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Susquehanna Fundamental Investments LLC bought a new stake in shares of ALLETE Inc (NYSE:ALE) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 14,236 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,029,000.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Not long after U.S. authorities filed sealed charges against Volkswagen’s (OTC: VLKAY) old chief executive officer, they granted the new CEO a rare safe-passage deal: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    The TD Ameritrade Investor Movement Index for April is schedule for release at 12:30 p.m. ET.
    Tom Barkin is set to speak at 2:00 p.m. ET.
    Data on consumer credit for March will be released at 3:00 p.m. ET.
    Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan will speak at 3:30 p.m. ET.
    Chicago Fed President Charles Evans is set to speak at 3:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Barclays upgraded Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN) from Equal-Weight to Overweight
    KeyBanc upgraded Silgan (NASDAQ: SLGN) from Underweight to Sector Weight
    Mizuho downgraded ALLETE (NYSE: ALE) from Buy to Neutral
    Barclays downgraded Eaton (NYSE: ETN) from Equal-Weight to Underweight

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of ALLETE Inc (NYSE:ALE) in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm acquired 16,011 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,157,000.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Navios Maritime Holdings Inc.(NM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Navios Maritime (NYSE: NM) is one of 44 public companies in the “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Navios Maritime to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NM) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.23 per share on revenue of $128.00 million.

    Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $279.85 million.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Navios Maritime (NM)

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Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Avangrid, Inc.(AGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new position in Avangrid (NYSE:AGR) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 5,457 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $279,000.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Avangrid Inc.(NYSE:AGR) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallApril 23, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its position in shares of Avangrid Inc (NYSE:AGR) by 19.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 51,490 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,300 shares during the quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Avangrid were worth $2,632,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In 2019

With the summer solstice has come the summer drill program for Alexandria Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:AZX)(OTCQB:ALXDF) which announced today that it has begun a 30,000 meter drilling program at its Orenada Zone 4 gold project in Val d’Or, Quebec. The summer drilling program is specifically focused on defining and expanding the Company’s near-surface gold resources in and around Zone 4, where it has identified a stacked, high grade gold vein system. The Zone 4 property is located 7km southeast of Val d’Or, Quebec, at the western end of Alexandria’s 35km-long property package. The property package straddles the Cadillac Break, a major regional fault zone where mines have produced some 100 million ounces of gold over the past 90 years.

Three drill rigs are now on site for the summer program, where the focus is infill drilling in the open pit area (area of the 2009 resource estimate), as well as step-out drilling to the west and also to the east, toward Zone 2.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In 2019: Allete, Inc.(ALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Not long after U.S. authorities filed sealed charges against Volkswagen’s (OTC: VLKAY) old chief executive officer, they granted the new CEO a rare safe-passage deal: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    The TD Ameritrade Investor Movement Index for April is schedule for release at 12:30 p.m. ET.
    Tom Barkin is set to speak at 2:00 p.m. ET.
    Data on consumer credit for March will be released at 3:00 p.m. ET.
    Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan will speak at 3:30 p.m. ET.
    Chicago Fed President Charles Evans is set to speak at 3:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Barclays upgraded Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN) from Equal-Weight to Overweight
    KeyBanc upgraded Silgan (NASDAQ: SLGN) from Underweight to Sector Weight
    Mizuho downgraded ALLETE (NYSE: ALE) from Buy to Neutral
    Barclays downgraded Eaton (NYSE: ETN) from Equal-Weight to Underweight

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Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ryder System Inc.(R)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Ryder (R) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $1.87 Billion” was first posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are reading this news story on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of US & international trademark & copyright law. The original version of this news story can be accessed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3377804/zacks-brokerages-anticipate-ryder-r-will-post-quarterly-sales-of-1-87-billion.html.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mackay Shields LLC bought a new stake in shares of Ryder (NYSE:R) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 97,749 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,115,000. Mackay Shields LLC owned about 0.18% of Ryder at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In 2019: Netease.com Inc.(NTES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    That expansion can be hard to keep track of, but investors should recognize the five companies which Tencent could hurt: NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES), Weibo (NASDAQ:WB), Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ), and Alibaba (NYSE:BABA).

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Many Chinese growth stocks have started bouncing back, but the same can’t be said aboutNetEase (NASDAQ:NTES). The Chinese online gaming pioneer hit another 52-week low earlier this month, and it’s trading nearly 30% below the all-time highs it hit late last year.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Marvel Introduces Their First Official Chinese Superheroes (huffingtonpost.com) NetEase, Inc. (NTES) year to date performance remained at -22.66% (nasdaqfortune.com) Marvel get its first official Chinese superheroes (bbc.co.uk) Why to Follow this Stock? NetEase, Inc. (NTES) (nysestocks.review) Marvel’s first Chinese superheroes are comingand here are their superpowers (quartzy.qz.com)

    A number of research firms recently weighed in on NTES. BidaskClub cut NetEase from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 27th. Jefferies Group reduced their price target on NetEase from $335.00 to $310.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. CLSA raised NetEase from a “sell” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised NetEase from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase began coverage on NetEase in a report on Thursday, April 12th. They issued an “underweight” rating and a $240.00 price target for the company. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. NetEase currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $337.47.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $2.19 per share on revenue of $2.18 billion.

    China Distance Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: DL) is estimated to post earnings for its second quarter.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    China’s booming video gaming industry has turned out to be a big moneymaker for NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) in recent years. From operatingActivision’s popular games such as World of Warcraft and Diablo to building a solid portfolio of self-developed mobile games, NetEase has kept its finger on the pulse of the video gaming market to clock terrificgrowth.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In 2019: SINOPEC Shangai Petrochemical Company Ltd.(SHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shanghai Petrochemical (NYSE: SHI) and Eastman Chemical (NYSE:EMN) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In 2019: Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc.(FDP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fresh Del Monte Produce (NYSE: FDP) and Limoneira (NASDAQ:LMNR) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In 2019: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

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  • [By ]

    The market, led by the Nasdaq, showed strong gains on Tuesday, following significant earnings results from Netlix (NFLX)  reported after Monday’s close. This morning, Goldman Sachs (GS)  , UnitedHealth (UNH) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) also reported strong results as the earnings season heats up.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) traded up 2.46% at $238.63. The stock’s 52-week range is $156.09 to $238.95, a new 52-week high set this afternoon. Volume was about 33% above the daily average of around 3 million shares. The company had no specific news Wednesday.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 3.19% at $231.43. The stock’s 52-week range is $164.96 to $250.79. Volume was about 20% lower than the daily average of around 4 million shares. The company had no specific news, but is set to report earnings before markets open Tuesday morning.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Going into earnings season, one school of thought was that investors might be concerned more about companies’ forward guidance in some cases than in Q1 results. There was worry that perhaps the recent market turmoil and fears of a possible trade war could dampen some S&P 500 firms’ expectations for what the near future might bring. It’s less than a week since earnings began and guidance could still represent a speed bump in coming weeks, but so far it hasn’t been a problem. For instance, UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) raised fiscal year guidance Tuesday, and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) raised its revenue guidance. In other signs of general good cheer, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) raised its quarterly dividend, while Netflix (NFLX) reported big gains in subscriber growth. It’s still really early and things could change, but maybe some of those guidance fears could have been, shall we say, misguided? 

  • [By ]

    Earnings will once again dominate the early portion of the trading day, with first quarter reports from Dow components in Action Alerts PLUS holding UnitedHealth (UNH) , Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)  , Goldman Sachs (GS) and IBM Corp. (IBM) . 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Before the opening bell Tuesday, Dow Jones Industrial Average component UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) is expected to report another solid quarter. After all, the company has beat analysts’ earnings estimate for eight straight quarters and revenues in six of those eight.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In 2019: CHS Inc(CHSCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CHS (NASDAQ:CHSCL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In 2019: Lexington Realty Trust(LXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) is scheduled to be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, May 8th. Analysts expect Lexington Realty Trust to post earnings of $0.06 per share for the quarter. Lexington Realty Trust has set its FY18 guidance at $0.95-0.98 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) was downgraded by equities researchers at Stifel Nicolaus from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, MarketBeat reports. They currently have a $7.00 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock, down from their previous target price of $8.50. Stifel Nicolaus’ price target suggests a potential downside of 15.66% from the stock’s current price.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In 2019: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSE:CM) (NYSE:CM) – Analysts at Desjardins reduced their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. Desjardins analyst D. Young now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $2.85 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $2.86.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In 2019: Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (PK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: PK) fell about 2.7% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $23.91 after closing at $24.42 on Friday. The 52-week high is $29.93. Volume of more than 4.1million was more than double the daily average. The company announced a secondary offering of nearly 33 million shares along with an additional 4.94 million as an underwriter’s option and a private transaction involving another 15.75 million shares. All shares in the offering are being sold by HNA HLT Holdco I LLC, and none of the proceeds go to Park.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018

One of the most difficult aspects of trading is timing the market. Odds are if you have been in the market over the past nine years, most likely you made some money. This bull market began in March of 2009, and 24/7 Wall St. is looking back to see how some major blue chip stocks compared to the broad markets over this time.

Back on March 6, 2009, the S&P 500 bottomed out at 666.79, and from there began perhaps the biggest bull market of the modern era. At the most recent close, the S&P 500 was at 2,677.67, more than quadrupling its bottom nearly nine years ago.

So how does Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) compare to the markets over the past nine years?

On an adjusted close basis, Goldman Sachs ended March 6, 2009, at $72.89 a share, or $81.72 on an unadjusted basis. Goldman Sachs most recently closed at $256.78 on an adjusted basis.

Checking the numbers, its fairly obvious that Goldman Sachss growth over this period has lagged the broad markets, with shares gaining only 250%. If you had invested $1,000 in Goldman Sachs back then, you would have just $3,522.84 as of Thursdays close.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc.(SERV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ServiceMaster (NYSE:SERV)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $55.63 and last traded at $54.76, with a volume of 207508 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $55.35.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ServiceMaster (NYSE:SERV) insider Timothy M. Haynes sold 55,363 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.18, for a total transaction of $2,944,204.34. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: Allete, Inc.(ALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Not long after U.S. authorities filed sealed charges against Volkswagen’s (OTC: VLKAY) old chief executive officer, they granted the new CEO a rare safe-passage deal: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    The TD Ameritrade Investor Movement Index for April is schedule for release at 12:30 p.m. ET.
    Tom Barkin is set to speak at 2:00 p.m. ET.
    Data on consumer credit for March will be released at 3:00 p.m. ET.
    Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan will speak at 3:30 p.m. ET.
    Chicago Fed President Charles Evans is set to speak at 3:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Barclays upgraded Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN) from Equal-Weight to Overweight
    KeyBanc upgraded Silgan (NASDAQ: SLGN) from Underweight to Sector Weight
    Mizuho downgraded ALLETE (NYSE: ALE) from Buy to Neutral
    Barclays downgraded Eaton (NYSE: ETN) from Equal-Weight to Underweight

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

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: (VIAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) may make a low-ball bid to buy Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB). According to Bloomberg:

    CBS Corp. will offer less than the current market value of Viacom Inc. in its opening bid for the owner of MTV and Nickelodeon, according to a person with knowledge of the matter, showing how far apart the companies are as they explore recombining.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
    General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
    The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
    Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
    Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
    Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SI
  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Shari Redstone, the daughter of Sumner Redstone who controls CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) and Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIAB), wants to merge the two companies, according to The Wall Street Journal.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market had a generally solid performance on Monday, with large-cap indexes posting modest gains even as benchmarks that track the changes of smaller stocks underperformed. The big news of the day came on the trade front, where the White House intervened to reverse previous policy with respect to Chinese smartphone giant ZTE in an apparent effort to gain favor with the world’s most populous nation and second-largest economic power. Investors looked for potential winners from the thawing of relations with China, but not all stocks were able to avoid significant losses. Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB), Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ:SNCR), and DHX Media (NASDAQ:DHXM) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) which rose about 7% to $32.71. The stocks 52-week range is $22.13 to $46.72. Volume was about 11 million compared to the daily average volume of roughly 5.8 million.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: Addus HomeCare Corporation(ADUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Addus HomeCare (NASDAQ:ADUS) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Saturday.