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Best Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019

Investors in NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) have had a lot to celebrate. The company’s graphics processing unit (GPU) remains the gold standard among hardcore and casual gamers alike, and the advent of cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) have created vast new markets for NVIDIA’s products.

These developments have led to massive growth, with revenue from the last fiscal year nearly doubling compared to just two years ago. The stock price has followed the financial results, up more than 81% — four times the return of the S&P 500. The company will need to produce blockbuster earnings to keep that trend going.

NVIDIA is scheduled to reports its financial results for its first quarter on Thursday, May 10, after the market closes. Here are some of the things investors should look for.

What will the quarter hold for NVIDIA investors? Image source: NVIDIA.

Best Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: AmeriGas Partners, L.P.(APU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Amerigas Partners LP  (NYSE:APU)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 06, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By John Bromels]

    If you’re like me, you probably use branded propane tanks from AmeriGas Partners (NYSE:APU) or Blue Rhino, which is owned by Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) (Full disclosure: Propane is propane. I use AmeriGas because it’s what the local convenience store sells.) Either one will get your burgers cooked, but which one will keep your portfolio cooking along? 

  • [By John Bromels]

    I use propane tanks from AmeriGas Partners (NYSE:APU) because that’s what my local convenience store sells, but many outdoor cooks use Blue Rhino, which is owned by Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP). There’s no difference between them when it comes to getting your burgers browned or your ribs crispy — propane is propane, after all, regardless of who’s selling it — but there are big differences in the two companies from an investor’s standpoint. 

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Investors seeking income from energy stocks will find it difficult to match the impressive yields of Ferrellgas Partners LP (NYSE:FGP) and AmeriGas Partners (NYSE:APU), which sit at 11.9% and 9%, respectively. However, this is a textbook case of higher yields representing higher levels of risk.

Best Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated(LGND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Finding a partner for VK5211 or VK2809 will be a bit more challenging than usual because Viking doesn’t own the drugs outright. Viking licensed them from Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND) a few years ago and owes Ligand single-digit royalties on any sales either drug might generate. Coincidentally, Madrigal entered a similar agreement with Roche to get its hands on MGL-3196 back in 2008.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Which companies that are relatively small right now could become the big biotechs of the future? Here’s why I think that Editas Medicine (NASDAQ:EDIT), Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND), and Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL) could be monster biotech stocks in the making.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Ligand Pharmaceuticals (LGND) Insider Sells $1,488,722.03 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Geron (GERN) Q1 Loss Narrows Y/Y, Revenues Fall, Shares Down (finance.yahoo.com) Ligand Pharmaceuticals (LGND) Upgraded to A- by TheStreet (americanbankingnews.com) Ligand to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences (finance.yahoo.com) Ligand Pharmaceuticals Shows Rising Price Performance With Jump To 87 RS Rating (investors.com)

    A number of research firms recently issued reports on LGND. TheStreet raised Ligand Pharmaceuticals from a “c+” rating to an “a-” rating in a research report on Wednesday. HC Wainwright reissued a “buy” rating and set a $170.00 price objective on shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Ligand Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $171.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. BidaskClub cut Ligand Pharmaceuticals from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Finally, Roth Capital lifted their price objective on Ligand Pharmaceuticals from $158.00 to $171.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $161.00.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer, Keith Speights, and Brian Stoffel]

    That’s certainly the case with surprisingly diversified biotech company Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND), out-of-favor outlet mall owner Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE:SKT), and expanding software-maker New Relic, Inc. (NYSE:NEWR). Take the time for a deep dive, and you might find that one of these three mid-cap stocks is just right for your portfolio today.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: LGND) was maintained as Buy at Argus, but the firm lowered its target to $150 from $200. The independent research firm noted that recent weakness offers a buying opportunity as the company is believed to be on track to post solid earnings growth over the next several years. Ligand closed up 1.5% at $119.76 on Tuesday, in a 52-week range of $98.56 to $278.62.

Best Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Statoil ASA(STO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Statoil (NYSE: STO) and Delek US (NYSE:DK) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Anyone that has watched oil prices tick up recently has probably expected oil producers to report some impressive earnings results this past quarter, and Statoil (NYSE:STO) did just that with a 21% boost to the bottom line. At the same time, management is using all of its additional cash to do some wheeling and dealing that should help boost its growth possibilities in the nearer term.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Another highlight in April was that Shell gave the green light to the Vito project, which is a joint venture with Statoil (NYSE:STO) in the Gulf of Mexico. Shell and Statoil were able to cut that project’s cost estimate by 70% from the original design so that it’s now profitable at $35 a barrel. The partners expect the project to produce 100,000 BOE/D of low-cost oil and gas when it comes online in 2021.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Ask investors from Silicon Valley to Wall Street what’s had the biggest recent impact on tech startup exits and most will answer: Masayoshi Son’s almost $100 billion Vision Fund.

Now Son, the the founder and chief executive officer of SoftBank Group Corp., has a version 2.0 in the works, according to people familiar with the matter. It’s likely to be similar in size to the first — already the world’s biggest tech fund — and it could be coming as soon as next year, the people said, asking not to be identified as the matter is private.

Another mega fund rooting for deals among private tech companies would give founders cash to grow their businesses, and early investors a potential opportunity to sell and get liquidity. But it also could help further inflate already-pumped private valuations, crowding out other investors and delaying the inevitable sale or initial public offering — and the scrutiny of public markets.

“There’s already too much money chasing too few private companies,” said Kathleen Smith, principal at Renaissance Capital, which manages IPO-focused exchange-traded funds. “When there’s too much money, the returns get eroded. That’s what we have here.”

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Carriage Services, Inc.(CSV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ: DLPN) and Carriage Services (NYSE:CSV) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH lifted its stake in Park Hotels & Resorts Inc (NYSE:PK) by 22.2% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 14,300 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,600 shares during the period. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH’s holdings in Park Hotels & Resorts were worth $438,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Park Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:PK)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $31.73 and last traded at $31.48, with a volume of 47117 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $31.37.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Continental Resources, Inc.(CLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the thirty-nine analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and thirty have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $71.26.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Iran’s Oil Production and Exports Could Help Crude Oil Bulls (finance.yahoo.com) The Cash Flow King (investingdaily.com) Continental Resources Can Soar Without Bottlenecks (seekingalpha.com) Are Options Traders Betting on a Big Move in Continental Resources (CLR) Stock? (zacks.com) Why Aren’t Permian Oil Producers Profitable? (oilprice.com)

    Shares of NYSE CLR traded down $0.40 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $64.21. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,923,330 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,421,609. The firm has a market capitalization of $25.63 billion, a PE ratio of 125.90 and a beta of 1.27. The company has a current ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.15. Continental Resources has a one year low of $29.08 and a one year high of $69.91.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Since oil prices peaked in 2014, both Total and Shell have managed to generate positive total returns for investors who held through the downturn, in large part because of their diverse operations. Neither has come close to outperforming the S&P 500, but it could have been far worse; one only has to look at some of the biggest independent oil producers, including Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) (down 53%), Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) (down 33%), and Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR) (down 12.3%) to appreciate the benefit of Total’s and Shell’s more diversified operations. 

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lannett Co Inc(LCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Lannett Company Inc. (NYSE: LCI) traded down nearly 16% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $4.60 after closing Wednesday at $5.45. The stock’s 52-week high is $30.35. Volume was about six times the daily average of around 1 million shares. The generic drug maker is still getting pounded on the loss of a major customer.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Lannett Company Inc. (NYSE: LCI) traded down about 62% Monday to set a new 52-week low of $5.30. Shares closed at $13.5 on Friday, and the 52-week high is $30.35. Volume was about 25 times the daily average of around 620,000. The company lost a contract with a key distributor of its generic drugs.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Oil prices are at levels we haven’t seen in years. U.S. crude topped $70 for the first since 2014, as U.S. President Donald Trump appeared increasingly likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinforce sanctions on Tehran. In addition, OPEC has announced plans to bolster prices and cap production. For oil investors, Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says it’s time to buckle up. According to Moors, revoking the Iran deal would cause “price chaos” around the globe. And that’s right as driving season starts in the United States. Here’s more on the coming chaos for oil. In deal news, Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) announced it will purchase Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) for $7.6 billion in cash. Grammercy manages commercial real estate. While this may seem like a boring deal, Blackstone is buying a business that churns out cold hard cash for its investors. We want to keep this deal on your radar, because there are many other deals like this coming down the pipeline. We’re going to be discussing one of the best real estate opportunities available very soon – so keep an eye out for updates.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, AAPL, TSN, SBUX
    Shareholders of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) cheered statements made by Warren Buffett over the weekend. The Oracle of Omaha said he messed up by not investing in Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL). “I made the wrong decisions on Google and Amazon,” Buffett said on Saturday. “We’ve looked at it. I made the mistake in not being able to come to a conclusion where I really felt that at the present prices that the prospects were far better than the prices indicated.” Buffett says he now has a “very, very, very high opinion” of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Oracle believes that Bezos has created something that is “close to a miracle.” Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) added another 0.6% Monday, to reach $185.00 per share – a new 52-week high. The uptick came after Warren Buffett announced

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    It’s really that easy — we just sit back and count the returns. I’m talking about gains like 181% on Lannett (NYSE: LCI), 135% on Westmoreland Coal (Nasdaq: WLB), and 242% from Bitauto (NYSE: BITA), all while the MP Score does the heavy lifting.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    But several individual stocks endured a more difficult session, including Lannett Company (NYSE:LCI) and Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA). Read on to learn what happened.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: AmeriGas Partners, L.P.(APU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Investors seeking income from energy stocks will find it difficult to match the impressive yields of Ferrellgas Partners LP (NYSE:FGP) and AmeriGas Partners (NYSE:APU), which sit at 11.9% and 9%, respectively. However, this is a textbook case of higher yields representing higher levels of risk.

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    Amerigas Partners LP  (NYSE:APU)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 06, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By John Bromels]

    If you’re like me, you probably use branded propane tanks from AmeriGas Partners (NYSE:APU) or Blue Rhino, which is owned by Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) (Full disclosure: Propane is propane. I use AmeriGas because it’s what the local convenience store sells.) Either one will get your burgers cooked, but which one will keep your portfolio cooking along? 

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Phillips 66 Partners LP(PSXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While those customer commitments were hard to come by over the past few years due to the turbulence in the oil market, energy companies are beginning to grow more optimistic about the future. Because of that, Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) and several other partners were able to secure the necessary commitments to move forward with the Gray Oak Pipeline, which will transport oil out of the fast-growing Permian Basin. That project will enable these companies to generate more income, likely allowing them to boost their already above-average payouts.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    There was a similar trend for smaller midstream player Phillips 66 Partners LP (NYSE:PSXP). It was down 19% in 2018 and rose 16% in January. But the trend didn’t hold for Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN), which distributes gasoline. This limited partnership was off by 4% in 2018, two percentage points less than the broader market, and up 12% in January. Cheniere Energy Partners LP (NYSEMKT:CQP) and Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSEMKT:LNG) were even further from the pack, up 12% and 11%, respectively, in January after posting gains of 21% and roughly 10%, respectively, in 2018.

  • [By John Bromels]

    Phillips 66 was the midstream (transportation and storage) and downstream (refining and marketing) arms of oil and gas giant ConocoPhillips, which spun the company off in 2012. The company’s midstream operations include income from its master limited partnerships Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) and DCP Midstream (NYSE:DCP), which it co-owns with Enbridge.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Currently, three major oil pipelines are on pace to start service in late 2019. They include Plains All American Pipeline’s (NYSE:PAA) 670,000-BPD Cactus II, the up-to-1-million-BPD Grey Oak Pipeline by Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) and Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV), and the private equity–backed EPIC pipeline that could move up to 675,000 BPD. Add it up, and that’s more than 2 million BPD of pipeline capacity. Meanwhile, Energy Transfer and Magellan Midstream are expanding several existing lines, which could add another 400,000 BPD next year. On top of that, Plains All American Pipeline is working with oil giant ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) on a 1 million-BPD oil pipeline as well as expanding several other smaller pipelines as fast as it can.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Investing in midstream master limited partnerships is generally all about the distributions, which the tax-efficient corporate structure is designed to provide to unitholders. However, that doesn’t always mean a high distribution yield is the goal, which is the key to determining if Holly Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:HEP) or Phillips 66 Partners LP (NYSE:PSXP) is the better buy. Here’s what you need to know to make an informed decision between these stocks. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE: PSXP) and NuStar GP (NYSE:NSH) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now

BidaskClub upgraded shares of BancFirst (NASDAQ:BANF) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday.

BANF has been the subject of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BancFirst from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $65.00 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of BancFirst from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a hold rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of BancFirst in a research report on Friday, April 20th.

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BancFirst traded down $0.50, hitting $62.40, during trading hours on Thursday, according to Marketbeat.com. 180 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 32,420. The company has a current ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.06 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.90, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 0.70. BancFirst has a 52 week low of $46.78 and a 52 week high of $63.55.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Geo Group Inc (GEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Geodrill (TSE:GEO) – Investment analysts at Clarus Securities dropped their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for Geodrill in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, May 7th. Clarus Securities analyst N. Sangmuah now forecasts that the company will earn $0.18 per share for the year, down from their prior forecast of $0.26.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, the real estate shares rose 0.14 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE: GOV), up 7 percent, and The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE: GEO) up 3 percent.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    My second question is a tougher one: What’s the best investing strategy if the president does support U.S. marijuana law reform and the legislation passes? One idea is to bet against prison stocks like CoreCivic (NYSE:CXW) and GEO Group (NYSE:GEO).After researching this strategy, though, my conclusion is that this is an especially bad idea. Here’s why.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GeoCoin (GEO) is a token. It was first traded on August 18th, 2013. GeoCoin’s total supply is 4,000,000 tokens and its circulating supply is 3,170,551 tokens. GeoCoin’s official Twitter account is @geo_coin. GeoCoin’s official website is geocoin.cash.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GeoCoin (CURRENCY:GEO) traded up 2% against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on June 6th. During the last week, GeoCoin has traded 4.4% lower against the US dollar. GeoCoin has a total market cap of $4.30 million and approximately $4,573.00 worth of GeoCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One GeoCoin token can now be bought for $1.36 or 0.00017563 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Bittrex and Cryptopia.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Dynatronics Corporation(DYNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dynatronics (NASDAQ: DYNT) and Rockwell Medical (NASDAQ:RMTI) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News articles about Dynatronics (NASDAQ:DYNT) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dynatronics earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the medical equipment provider an impact score of 45.8383718108453 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Charter Financial Corp.(CHFN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Charter Financial (NASDAQ: CHFN) and Riverview Bancorp (NASDAQ:RVSB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, risk and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Charter Financial (NASDAQ: CHFN) and Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Diageo plc(DEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Diageo (NYSE:DEO) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $148.75 and last traded at $147.16, with a volume of 23850 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $148.37.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Diageo (NYSE:DEO) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $148.85 and last traded at $148.08, with a volume of 17532 shares. The stock had previously closed at $148.65.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Global distillery Diageo (NYSE:DEO) isn’t going around with guns a-blazing, but its reason for pursuing the premium and super-premium spirits market is the same as that offered by infamous outlaw Willie Sutton on why he robbed banks: “Because that’s where the money is.”

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Diageo (NYSE:DEO) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Monday.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: AmeriGas Partners, L.P.(APU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Bromels]

    If you’re like me, you probably use branded propane tanks fromAmeriGas Partners(NYSE:APU) orBlue Rhino, which is owned byFerrellgas Partners, L.P.(NYSE:FGP)(Full disclosure: Propane is propane. I use AmeriGas because it’s what the local convenience store sells.) Either one will get your burgers cooked, but which one will keep your portfolio cooking along?

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cleveland BioLabs, Inc.(CBLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Senomyx (NASDAQ: SNMX) and Cleveland BioLabs (NASDAQ:CBLI) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    EXACT Sciences (NASDAQ: EXAS) and Cleveland BioLabs (NASDAQ:CBLI) are both medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: MicroStrategy Incorporated(MSTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: InfraREIT, Inc.(HIFR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Reaves W H & Co. Inc. trimmed its holdings in InfraREIT (NYSE:HIFR) by 18.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,342,026 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 303,392 shares during the quarter. Reaves W H & Co. Inc. owned approximately 3.05% of InfraREIT worth $26,076,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Crestwood Equity Partners LP(CEQP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Four that stand out are Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP), TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP), Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP), and W.P. Carey (NYSE:WPC). Not only does each currently offer more than double the yield of the average bank CD and stock in the S&P, but those income streams are likely to grow in the coming years.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The best high-yield stocks share three common characteristics: They generate steady cash flow, have a conservative payout ratio, and possess a solid balance sheet. Three companies that comfortably fit that profile are Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD), MPLX (NYSE:MPLX), andCrestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP). Not only that, but this trio of midstreammaster limited partnerships(MLPs) takes things a step further by having visible growth coming down the pipeline, which makes them excellent income stocks to buy right now.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Crestwood Equity Partners’ (NYSE:CEQP) first-quarter results once again showed that it’s heading in the right direction. As a result, the company is on pace to create significant value for investors over the next couple of years. That was the key message CEO Bob Phillips wanted to get across on the accompanying conference call, where he laid out four reasons why he thinks the company is an extremely compelling investment opportunity right now.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Williams Partners L.P.(WPZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Williams Companies is in the midst of a major transition. It recently agreed to acquire the rest of its MLP, Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ), in a $10.4 billion deal. The pipeline giant is making this acquisition so that it can more easily finance the expansion projects Williams Partners has under development. The transaction would allow it to free up some cash flow and improve its credit metrics, giving it more financial flexibility.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Barclays set a $46.00 price target on Williams Pipeline Partners (NYSE:WPZ) in a research note published on Saturday. The brokerage currently has a hold rating on the pipeline company’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Williams Pipeline Partners (WPZ)

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market stayed in a pretty narrow range on Thursday, climbing early in the session but then slowly drifting lower through the afternoon hours. In the absence of major news, investors largely looked forward to key events like trade negotiations among the world’s largest economies. Other financial markets saw mixed moves as well, with 10-year Treasury yields climbing above 3.1% while oil prices stayed comfortably above $70 per barrel. Despite the quiet day, some companies had good news that pushed their shares sharply higher. World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE), Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK), and Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) 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 Shane Hupp]

    Williams Pipeline Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ) – US Capital Advisors decreased their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Williams Pipeline Partners in a research note issued to investors on Monday, May 14th. US Capital Advisors analyst B. Followill now forecasts that the pipeline company will post earnings per share of $0.39 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.41. US Capital Advisors also issued estimates for Williams Pipeline Partners’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.45 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.87 EPS.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Natural gas pipeline giant Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) announced today that it agreed to acquire the rest of its master limited partnership (MLP) Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) that it didn’t already own in a $10.5 billion deal. Not to be outdone, Canadian energy infrastructure giant Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) made an offer to acquire its namesake MLP Enbridge Energy Partners (NYSE:EEP), along with the rest of its publicly traded entities, including Spectra Energy Partners (NYSE:SEP). These transactions have big implications not only for investors in these entities but for those who own other pipeline companies, too.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now

More than 50 years ago, Charlie Munger told his partner that, “It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.” This would become a sort of guiding principle as Munger and Warren Buffett built their empire, Berkshire Hathaway.

Like many fans of Munger and Buffett, I keep these sage words in mind when looking for my next investment. And of course, there’s no shortage of “wonderful businesses” in the stock market; the problem is that most of them are trading at a premium in today’s lofty market environment.

Last August, I told my premium Top Stock Advisor readers about the numerous indicators pointing toward high market valuations. More specifically, I mentioned that the S&P 500 was sporting a forward 12-month P/E ratio of 17.7, which is higher than the five-year average of 15.4 and the 10-year average of 14. On top of that, the cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings ratio, or CAPE, had surpassed the levels of 2008 and was nearing Great Depression-era levels.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Vanguard Value ETF (VTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC bought a new stake in Vanguard Value ETF (NYSEARCA:VTV) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 3,421 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $353,000.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Dynatronics Corporation(DYNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dynatronics (NASDAQ: DYNT) and Rockwell Medical (NASDAQ:RMTI) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated(HBAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado lessened its stake in shares of Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN) by 4.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 197,768 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 10,068 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in Huntington Bancshares were worth $2,986,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN) by 33.7% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 196,941 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 49,653 shares during the quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Huntington Bancshares were worth $2,972,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. BidaskClub lowered Huntington Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. JPMorgan Chase lifted their price objective on Huntington Bancshares from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Huntington Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 5th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $18.00 price objective on shares of Huntington Bancshares in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $16.75 price objective on shares of Huntington Bancshares in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $16.98.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Semtech Corporation(SMTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: AmeriGas Partners, L.P.(APU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Bromels]

    If you’re like me, you probably use branded propane tanks fromAmeriGas Partners(NYSE:APU) orBlue Rhino, which is owned byFerrellgas Partners, L.P.(NYSE:FGP)(Full disclosure: Propane is propane. I use AmeriGas because it’s what the local convenience store sells.) Either one will get your burgers cooked, but which one will keep your portfolio cooking along?

Best Small Cap Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Late last week, small cap algae commercialization stockAlgae Dynamics Corp (OTCQB: ADYNF) announced a research agreement with the University of Waterloo to perform fundamental research on cannabis oil and its constituents in the context of the development and treatment of cancers of the colorectum, pancreas, breast and prostate. This announcement follows a previously announced new strategic initiative to explore the extraction of oils from other botanicals, most notably cannabis, and to seek product development and formulation opportunities that combine the benefits of algae and cannabis oils.

Algae Dynamics Corp began with a focus on the commercialization ofits proprietary BioSilo庐 algae cultivation system for the high volume, low cost production of pure contaminant-free algae biomass. This biomass is high in Omega-3s DHA/DPA, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, all of which are in demand by the growing multibillion dollar food/beverage and health care sectors. The Companys integrated BioSilo庐 manufacturing system provides low cost algae biomass production with modest capital cost requirements compared to conventional approaches. Furthermore,the Companys”controlled outcomes” technology provides ultra-high purity algae biomass, differentiating it from other producers in the market. Following completion of a commercial-scale production facility, the Company intends to produce algae biomass for sale into the functional additive and supplement markets, focusing on Chlorella and Omega-3 oil.

Best Small Cap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: AmeriGas Partners, L.P.(APU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Bromels]

    If you’re like me, you probably use branded propane tanks fromAmeriGas Partners(NYSE:APU) orBlue Rhino, which is owned byFerrellgas Partners, L.P.(NYSE:FGP)(Full disclosure: Propane is propane. I use AmeriGas because it’s what the local convenience store sells.) Either one will get your burgers cooked, but which one will keep your portfolio cooking along?

Best Small Cap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Natural Health Trends Corp.(NHTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

Best Small Cap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ormat Technologies, Inc.(ORA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSTM) fell 9.7 percent to $4.73 in pre-market trading after announcing a $35 million common stock offering.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares fell 8 percent to $13.48 in pre-market trading ahead of regulatory update at 8:30 a.m. ET.
    XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: XTLB) fell 6.5 percent to $2.01 in pre-market trading after climbing 10.50 percent on Tuesday.
    Purple Innovation, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPL) shares fell 5.8 percent to $9.36 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) fell 5.7 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after declining 5.04 percent on Tuesday.
    RYB Education, Inc. (NYSE: RYB) shares fell 5 percent to $16.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares fell 4.4 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after rising 40.62 percent on Tuesday.
    Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) fell 4.4 percent to $8.92 in pre-market trading after announcing a 5.5 million share common stock offering.
    Daxor Corporation (NYSE: DXR) fell 4.1 percent to $7.32 in pre-market trading.
    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) shares fell 3.8 percent to $51.03 in pre-market trading after the company announced plans to restate its Q2, Q3, Q4 and FY 2017 financial statements.
    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) fell 3.5 percent to $16.20 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares fell 3.3 percent to $29.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported launch of 1.8 million share offering

  • [By Scott Levine]

    When talk around the water cooler turns to energy investments, it’s oil and gas companies that represent the usual suspects. Renewable energy companies like Vestas Wind Systems (NASDAQOTH:VWDRY), First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), and Ormat Technologies (NYSE:ORA) — companies whose names are far less recognizable than those like ExxonMobil and Chevron — may not be on most investors’ radars. However, there are certainly reasons to believe that they should be.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    JPMorgan Chase lowered shares of Ormat Technologies (NYSE:ORA) from an overweight rating to a neutral rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, MarketBeat.com reports. They currently have $62.00 price target on the energy company’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Orange (EPA:ORA) has been assigned a €20.00 ($24.69) price target by equities researchers at Barclays in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Barclays’ price target indicates a potential upside of 42.55% from the company’s previous close.

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2018

San Diego, CA, based Investment company Pure Financial Advisors, Inc. buys , iShares California Muni Bond, , iShares Core MSCI EAFE, SPDR S&P International SmallCap, Tocagen Inc, SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Growth ETF (based on S&P MidC, Lockheed Martin Corp, iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF, iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF, sells iShares TIPS Bond, Vanguard Total Bond Market, Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Intl Treasury Bd, Vanguard Total Stock Market during the 3-months ended 2017-12-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Pure Financial Advisors, Inc.. As of 2017-12-31, Pure Financial Advisors, Inc. owns 115 stocks with a total value of $334 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: GWL, GMM, IEFA, GWX, TOCA, MDYG, LMT, IEI, PEP, UNH, Added Positions: CMF, GNR, AAPL, IJJ, SHY, SCHB, IGOV, IVE, CAT, IJS, Reduced Positions: TIP, BND, VEA, BWX, VNQ, VTI, VOE, VTV, VWO, VSS, Sold Out: BSV, VO, MCK,

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

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2018: Quidel Corporation(QDEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ: QDEL) shares were also up, gaining 8 percent to $44.31. Piper Jaffray upgraded Quidel from Neutral to Overweight.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Hot Stocks To Buy 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.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SERV) had its top executive selling shares last week. CEO Robert Gillette sold a total of 343,750 shares at prices that ranged from $36.00 to $36.86 apiece. The total for the sale was about$13 million.The company provides residential and commercial services in the United States, and its shares traded onFriday at $35.50.

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2018: CM Finance Inc(CMFN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CM Finance (NASDAQ: CMFN) is one of 35 publicly-traded companies in the “Investors, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare CM Finance to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2018: AmeriGas Partners, L.P.(APU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Bromels]

    If you’re like me, you probably use branded propane tanks fromAmeriGas Partners(NYSE:APU) orBlue Rhino, which is owned byFerrellgas Partners, L.P.(NYSE:FGP)(Full disclosure: Propane is propane. I use AmeriGas because it’s what the local convenience store sells.) Either one will get your burgers cooked, but which one will keep your portfolio cooking along?

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2018: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    The long saga regarding Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) has finally come to a head. Well, maybe. Rather than KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE: KKR) investing $150 million, Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) will be investing up to $480 million in the streaming music rival. With its ticketing unit sale taking place as well, it might seem that Pandora is getting a great deal and helping to bolster its books.

  • [By ]

    However, several Buffett stocks chalked up nice gains during the first quarter. The three top performers in Berkshire’s portfolio were Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI), Mastercard (NYSE:MA), and Moody’s (NYSE:MCO). Here’s what drove these stocks higher — and what their prospects are for the rest of 2018.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    The market didn’t exactly jump for joy with Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI)following its first-quarter results on Wednesday. Revenue rose 6.3% to hit $1.375 billion, in line with analyst expectations but the satellite radio provider’s weakest top-line growth since 2011.Free cash flow, operating cash flow, and earnings grew even faster, up 31%, 34%, and 40%, respectively. Sirius XM’s profit of $0.06 a share did beat Wall Street’s bottom-line target.

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2018: Deckers Outdoor Corporation(DECK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Deckers Outdoor (NYSE: DECK) and Nike (NYSE:NKE) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and valuation.

  • [By Matt Hogan]

    SKX is also highly attractive in a relative basis when compared to several of its publicly traded peers: Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), Deckers Outdoor Group (NYSE: DECK), Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) and Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ: COLM). The company's forward EBITDA multiple of 6.9x is equal or below all of the comparable companies: FL (6.9x), DECK (7.6x), WWW (10.1x) and COLM (10.8x).

  • [By ]

    That tendency for more of the same is likely to be true for many companies, as well. Among the companies that are likely to continue with business as usual — at least in the short term — is Deckers Outdoor (NYSE: DECK).