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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019

Sometimes identifying the best stocks to buy can be difficult, but you could do a lot worse than check out the stocks selected by one of the world’s wealthiest hedge fund managers — George Soros.

Self-made Soros fled Hungary and funded his way through an economics degree by working as a railway porter and waiter. Years of successful investing gave him a net worth of $25.2 billion and the no. 1 ranking on Forbes’ hedge fund manager rich list. (Warren Buffett, who has a whopping $75 billion net worth, wins the no.1 title for the wider finance and investments community). In 1992, Soros shorted the British pound and reportedly made a profit of $1 billion. He became known as the man who broke the Bank of England.

Now we can track the latest trades of his family office, Soros Fund Management. Just-released SEC forms reveal a valuable glimpse into which stocks Soros likes, and which he doesn’t. I looked back over 2017 and pinpointed Soros’ best stock picks this year. These are the stocks that this legendary hedge fund manager is most bullish on. Note that Soros has just shifted an incredible $18 billion from the fund to charity. Following the move, the fund manages about $4 billion in portfolio assets.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: CIRCOR International, Inc.(CIR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CIRCOR International (NYSE: CIR) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Circor International Inc  (NYSE:CIR)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    CIRCOR International, Inc. Forecasted to Earn Q2 2018 Earnings of $0.50 Per Share (CIR) (americanbankingnews.com) CIRCOR Mexico Earns API Certifications for Quality Management (finance.yahoo.com) SunTrust Banks Research Analysts Boost Earnings Estimates for CIRCOR International, Inc. (CIR) (americanbankingnews.com) CIRCOR International (CIR) Lowered to Strong Sell at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com) CIRCOR International (CIR) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research firms have issued reports on CIR. ValuEngine downgraded CIRCOR International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded CIRCOR International from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of CIRCOR International in a report on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price target (down from $61.00) on shares of CIRCOR International in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $57.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on CIRCOR International (CIR)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the six analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $53.25.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: American States Water Company(AWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Neha Chamaria and Jason Hall]

    Two such amazing but little-known dividend-paying companies that our Motley Fool contributors have identified are American States Water (NYSE:AWR) and Caretrust REIT Inc. (NASDAQ:CTRE). Read along to know why you should have these stocks on your radar.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    In terms of dividend growth, only four of the above stocks — 3M, Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, and Procter & Gamble — feature among the 10 fastest dividend-growth kings. In other words, there are six other stocks from the dividend kings list that have grown their dividends at a faster pace than most stocks in the above table in the past decade, some even at double-digits.  

    Six top dividend kings by dividend growth

    Dividend King 10-Year Dividend CAGR Current Dividend Yield Payout Ratio (TTM)
    Lowe’s Companies  18.5% 2% 34.5%
    Hormel Foods  16.3% 2.1% 39.2%
    Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) 14% 1.7% 35.2%
    Nordson Corporation  12.2% 0.9% 13.3%
    Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) 9% 2% 37.4%
    American States Water (NYSE:AWR) 7.6% 1.9% 54.8%

    TTM: Trailing 12 months. Data sources: YCharts and Yahoo! Finance. Table by author.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) has increased its dividend each and every year for 63 consecutive years. That’s a feat unmatched by its water utility rivals, and most other companies for that matter. But that incredible run of dividend hikes doesn’t mean that American States is a good investment. Here’s the background you need in order to make a better call here.   

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    American States Water (NYSE:AWR) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019 2:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AWARE (CURRENCY:AWR) traded 3.3% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 9:00 AM E.T. on June 5th. During the last week, AWARE has traded down 0.7% against the U.S. dollar. One AWARE token can now be bought for about $0.0294 or 0.00000396 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including BigONE, Bibox and Allcoin. AWARE has a total market cap of $0.00 and $1.37 million worth of AWARE was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

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    Stocks to Watch Today: KHC, HD, JWN, M, AAPL
    Kraft Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC) is still licking its wounds after an abysmal earnings report on Thursday and a weak 2019 outlook. The consumer goods giant is looking to reshape its business as consumer tastes continue to evolve. According to reports, the firm – backed heavily by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) – is considering a deal to sell its Maxwell House brand. Warren Buffett is also affecting shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). Although AAPL stock added 0.4% in pre-market hours, Buffett said he would not purchase more shares of the company stock at these levels. However, should AAPL stock pull back in the near future, the “Oracle of Omaha” would consider purchasing more. Earnings season may be winding down, but concerns about the U.S. brick-and-mortar retail industry are always high. This week, Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), and Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) will report earnings from the holiday quarter. Look for earnings reports from American States Water Co. (NYSE: AWR), Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT), EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR), Etsy Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY), Life Storage Inc. (NYSE: LSI), Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS), Oneok Inc. (NYSE: OKE), Potbelly Corp. (NASDAQ: PBPB), Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE: APTS), Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII), Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK), and Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC).

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Costamare Inc.(CMRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on COSTAMARE Inc/SH (CMRE)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    COSTAMARE Inc/SH (NYSE:CMRE) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $7.75.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    COSTAMARE Inc/SH (NYSE:CMRE) shares hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday following a dividend announcement from the company. The stock traded as high as $8.15 and last traded at $8.10, with a volume of 15988 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.98.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of three big oceangoing container-shipping companies — Triton International (NYSE:TRTN), Seaspan (NYSE:SSW), and Costamare (NYSE:CMRE) — suffered huge losses in early trading Friday after Wells Fargo announced it was downgrading “the entire container complex,” as StreetInsider.com put it.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC(CQH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: LNG) announced Thursday morning that it is acquiring the approximately 8.1% of subsidiary Cheniere Energy Partners Holdings LLC (NYSEAMERICAN: CQH) that it does not already own in an all-stock deal valued at $28.24 per share of Cheniere Partners Holdings.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Also, after grappling with the issue for several quarters, management was finally able to finalize a deal to acquire the remaining shares outstanding in Cheniere Energy Partners Holdings (NYSEMKT:CQH). Management made an initial offer to acquire the subsidiary holding company back in 2016 as a way to simplify its corporate structure, but it was hung up in a conflicts committee with the board for some time. The new deal is now finalized and set to close this quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Cheniere Energy Partners (NYSEAMERICAN:CQH) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $30.88.

Best Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019

Private equity and debt market investment firm Hamilton Lane (Pending:HLNE) has set its proposed terms for an IPO, seeking to raise $190 million in the sale of 11.875 million shares at a midpoint price of $16 per share.

HLNE has recorded good asset growth along with resulting topline revenue and net income growth over several years.

Although the proposed post-IPO market cap is not cheap, I view the overall opportunity to take advantage of a growing private investment market to be a good one.

My opinion on the IPO is a BUY within the proposed price range.

Company

Pennsylvania-based Hamilton Lane provides a variety of institutional and high net worth clients with access to investments in privately held companies via the following segments:

Private Equity Private Credit Infrastructure Real Estate Venture Capital Growth Equity Natural Resources

The firm’s investor and client base totaled more than 350 institutions and intermediaries as of September 30, 2016, according to the following breakdown:

Best Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: American States Water Company(AWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) has increased its dividend each and every year for 63 consecutive years. That’s a feat unmatched by its water utility rivals, and most other companies for that matter. But that incredible run of dividend hikes doesn’t mean that American States is a good investment. Here’s the background you need in order to make a better call here.   

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Contrary to what many believe, it’s easier to find stocks to invest in when you’re in your 60s. That’s because your choices narrow down significantly as you filter out young, aggressive companies that typically carry higher risk. As you near retirement, you need a portfolio choc-a-block with mature, established businesses that have a visible growth path and preferably offer solid dividends to supplement your income. Three interesting stocks that fit the bill are American States Water (NYSE:AWR), A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS), and Realty Income (NYSE:O).

  • [By Neha Chamaria and Jason Hall]

    Two such amazing but little-known dividend-paying companies that our Motley Fool contributors have identified are American States Water (NYSE:AWR) and Caretrust REIT Inc. (NASDAQ:CTRE). Read along to know why you should have these stocks on your radar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AWARE (CURRENCY:AWR) traded 3.3% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 9:00 AM E.T. on June 5th. During the last week, AWARE has traded down 0.7% against the U.S. dollar. One AWARE token can now be bought for about $0.0294 or 0.00000396 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including BigONE, Bibox and Allcoin. AWARE has a total market cap of $0.00 and $1.37 million worth of AWARE was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    In terms of dividend growth, only four of the above stocks — 3M, Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, and Procter & Gamble — feature among the 10 fastest dividend-growth kings. In other words, there are six other stocks from the dividend kings list that have grown their dividends at a faster pace than most stocks in the above table in the past decade, some even at double-digits.  

    Six top dividend kings by dividend growth

    Dividend King 10-Year Dividend CAGR Current Dividend Yield Payout Ratio (TTM)
    Lowe’s Companies  18.5% 2% 34.5%
    Hormel Foods  16.3% 2.1% 39.2%
    Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) 14% 1.7% 35.2%
    Nordson Corporation  12.2% 0.9% 13.3%
    Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) 9% 2% 37.4%
    American States Water (NYSE:AWR) 7.6% 1.9% 54.8%

    TTM: Trailing 12 months. Data sources: YCharts and Yahoo! Finance. Table by author.

Best Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: PACCAR Inc.(PCAR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    “Companies ranging from Action Alerts PLUS holding Microsoft (MSFT)  to heavy-truck maker Paccar (PCAR)  have over the years declared so-called ‘special dividends’ — one-time extra payments to shareholders. With the new U.S. tax law granting corporations a limited window to repatriate overseas profits at low tax rates, many companies might use the extra cash for special dividends. Let’s discuss how this impacts income investors,” writes Real Money Pro columnist Christopher Versace.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC lowered its position in Paccar (NASDAQ:PCAR) by 19.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 64,069 shares of the company’s stock after selling 15,351 shares during the quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC’s holdings in Paccar were worth $4,239,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    KBC Group NV increased its position in shares of Paccar (NASDAQ:PCAR) by 9.2% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 92,983 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,832 shares during the quarter. KBC Group NV’s holdings in Paccar were worth $6,153,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Over the last 12 months, shares of PACCAR (NASDAQ:PCAR) are down 5%, Cummins (NYSE:CMI) stock is off by 14%, and WABCO (NYSE:WBC) is down more than 18%. Yesterday, the news promised to get worse before it gets better — January orders for Class 8 trucks declined 68% year over year, and orders for smaller Class 5-7 trucks were down 24%, according to TheFly.com (citing a JPMorgan report).

Best Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: SPX FLOW, Inc.(FLOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SPX Flow (NYSE:FLOW) and NIPPON Stl & SU/S (OTCMKTS:NSSMY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on SPX Flow (FLOW)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Commit To Buy SPX Flow At $40, Earn 6.7% Annualized Using Options (nasdaq.com) Q3 2018 EPS Estimates for SPX Flow Inc (FLOW) Decreased by Seaport Global Securities (americanbankingnews.com) SPX FLOW, Inc. (FLOW) CEO Marc Michael on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) SPX Flow Inc (FLOW) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages have commented on FLOW. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of SPX Flow from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 14th. Bank of America upped their price target on shares of SPX Flow from $32.00 to $48.00 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Wolfe Research began coverage on shares of SPX Flow in a research report on Wednesday, June 27th. They set a “market perform” rating on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price target on shares of SPX Flow from $60.00 to $61.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 16th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of SPX Flow from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 25th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $52.43.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Spx Flow (FLOW)

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

Green investing in the U.K. fell 56 percent last year, sparking concerns in Parliament that the nation will not maintain its lead in clean energy or meet climate targets after leaving the European Union.

“Billions of pounds of investment is needed in clean energy, transport, heating and industry to meet our carbon targets,” said Mary Creagh, a member of Parliament who leads the the Environmental Audit Committee. “A dramatic fall in investment is threatening the government’s ability to meet legally binding climate change targets.”

The U.K. is a leader in clean energy, particularly offshore wind. Britain has installed more turbines in the sea than any other country and generated 15 percent of its electricity from wind and solar in 2016.

Free Fall

Green investing in the U.K. dropped 56% last year

Source: Environmental Audit Committee

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Central Valley Community Bancorp(CVCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY)

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.(DNKN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Equities analysts expect that Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) will report sales of $342.67 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Six analysts have provided estimates for Dunkin’ Brands’ earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $348.90 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $334.91 million. Dunkin’ Brands posted sales of $218.52 million during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 56.8%. The business is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, July 26th.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    If nothing else, Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) investors should give CEO Nigel Travis credit for ever being the optimist. Despite lower same-store sales in the first quarter indicating that a streamlined menu offering fewer types of doughnuts didn’t help, Travis remains confident things will pick up as the year progresses.

  • [By ]

    Meanwhile, Hurst says Panera can do a better job with its coffee bean. That hints Panera, which is now owned by coffee king JAB Holdings, may soon be entering the premium coffee war being fought between Starbucks (SBUX) and Dunkin’ Brands (DNKN) .

  • [By ]

    Already, well-known short-seller Jim Chanos has disclosed a major short in the fast-growing Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN) .

    What’s more, the geopolitical landscape is such that short sellers are likely nearing a precipice of opportunity. With risks growing ahead of the mid-term elections, the chance that a market-rattling event takes place are higher than they might have been in previous administrations.

  • [By ]

    Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN) had little time to celebrate its better than expected first-quarter on Thursday as headlines erupted early that noted short-seller Jim Chanos has bet against the company. Chanos said in a TV interview that he has been short shares of Dunkin’ and Burger King/Tim Horton’s owner Restaurant Brands International (QSR) for about a year. Chanos’ main contention: valuations for the two fast-food heavyweights are too high and he thinks it’s better for restaurants to own their own real estate, rather than franchise. 

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) , Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) , Dunkin Brands (DNKN) and Wendy’s (WEN) .

    Cramer was bearish on Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) and Univar (UNVR) .

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: TTM Technologies, Inc.(TTMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. 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.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
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  • [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 Shane Hupp]

    TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $19.80.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: American States Water Company(AWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Contrary to what many believe, it’s easier to find stocks to invest in when you’re in your 60s. That’s because your choices narrow down significantly as you filter out young, aggressive companies that typically carry higher risk. As you near retirement, you need a portfolio choc-a-block with mature, established businesses that have a visible growth path and preferably offer solid dividends to supplement your income. Three interesting stocks that fit the bill are American States Water (NYSE:AWR), A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS), and Realty Income (NYSE:O).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AWARE (CURRENCY:AWR) traded 3.3% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 9:00 AM E.T. on June 5th. During the last week, AWARE has traded down 0.7% against the U.S. dollar. One AWARE token can now be bought for about $0.0294 or 0.00000396 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including BigONE, Bibox and Allcoin. AWARE has a total market cap of $0.00 and $1.37 million worth of AWARE was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    In terms of dividend growth, only four of the above stocks — 3M, Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, and Procter & Gamble — feature among the 10 fastest dividend-growth kings. In other words, there are six other stocks from the dividend kings list that have grown their dividends at a faster pace than most stocks in the above table in the past decade, some even at double-digits.

    Six top dividend kings by dividend growth

    Dividend King 10-Year Dividend CAGR Current Dividend Yield Payout Ratio (TTM)
    Lowe’s Companies 18.5% 2% 34.5%
    Hormel Foods 16.3% 2.1% 39.2%
    Parker-Hannifin Corp(NYSE:PH) 14% 1.7% 35.2%
    Nordson Corporation 12.2% 0.9% 13.3%
    Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) 9% 2% 37.4%
    American States Water(NYSE:AWR) 7.6% 1.9% 54.8%

    TTM: Trailing 12 months. Data sources: YCharts and Yahoo! Finance. Table by author.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) has increased its dividend each and every year for 63 consecutive years. That’s a feat unmatched by its water utility rivals, and most other companies for that matter. But that incredible run of dividend hikes doesn’t mean that American States is a good investment. Here’s the background you need in order to make a better call here.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: RXI Pharmaceuticals Corporation(RXII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 44.7 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 23.2 percent to $65.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) rose 17 percent to $13.55 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) rose 13.8 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee voted in favor of WAYLIVRA for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 9.4 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a collaboration with Iovance Biotherapeutics.
    ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) rose 13.7 percent to $8.80 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 5.6 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading after falling 2.26 percent on Thursday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.6 percent to $9.30 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) rose 4.7 percent to $47.50 in pre-market trading.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 4.2 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $11.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 earnings.

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

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

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    New Research Study on Connective Tissue Growth Factor Market 2018 to 2025 (morningoutlook.com) Hypoxia Inducible Factor 1 Alpha Market Pipeline Therapeutics H1, 2018 Product Description, Mechanism of Action … (exclusiveherald.com) Human Papillomavirus Associated Diseases Market Pipeline Therapeutics 2018 Drug Description, Target Finding, and … (thefreenewsman.com) Warts Market Therapeutic Pipeline H1, Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines and Preventive Technologies (newspublicist.com) Brokerages Anticipate RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp (RXII) to Post -$0.56 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of RXi Pharmaceuticals traded down $0.01, hitting $2.24, on Tuesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. 55,400 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 275,015. The company has a market capitalization of $9.96 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.53 and a beta of 1.15. RXi Pharmaceuticals has a one year low of $1.90 and a one year high of $7.70.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc.(OLLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bank of America downgraded shares of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (NASDAQ:OLLI) from a neutral rating to an underperform rating in a report published on Friday morning, MarketBeat Ratings reports. They currently have $68.00 price objective on the stock, down from their previous price objective of $75.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (NASDAQ:OLLI) had its price objective increased by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from $70.00 to $84.00 in a report released on Tuesday morning. They currently have an overweight rating on the stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (NASDAQ:OLLI) had its price target hoisted by stock analysts at Credit Suisse Group from $68.00 to $78.00 in a research report issued on Wednesday, The Fly reports. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the stock. Credit Suisse Group’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 3.59% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Swiss National Bank lifted its position in Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (NASDAQ:OLLI) by 0.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 85,200 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 800 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.14% of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet worth $5,138,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Kilroy Realty Corporation(KRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Kilroy Realty Corporation (KRC), a publicly traded real estate investment trust and member of the S&P MidCap 400 Index, is one of the West Coast's premier landlords. The company has over 70 years of experience developing, acquiring and managing office and mixed-use real estate assets. The company provides physical work environments that foster creativity and productivity and serves a broad roster of dynamic, innovation-driven tenants, including technology, entertainment, digital media and health care companies.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Kilroy Realty Corporation (KRC), a publicly traded real estate investment trust and member of the S&P MidCap 400 Index, is one of the West Coast's premier landlords. The company has over 70 years of experience developing, acquiring and managing office and mixed-use real estate assets. The company provides physical work environments that foster creativity and productivity and serves a broad roster of dynamic, innovation-driven tenants, including technology, entertainment, digital media and health care companies.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Plantronics Inc.(PLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Brian S. Dexheimer Sells 500 Shares of Plantronics (PLT) Stock” was originally posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this piece on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US and international copyright & trademark law. The original version of this piece can be accessed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3355123/brian-s-dexheimer-sells-500-shares-of-plantronics-plt-stock.html.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) and Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cellcom Israel Ltd.(CEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the health care shares rose 1.79 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTNR), up 8 percent, and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) up 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares surged 0.58 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 5 percent, and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) up 2.5 percent.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Millicom (OTCMKTS: MIICF) and Cellcom Israel (NYSE:CEL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: NextEra Energy, Inc.(NEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By David Zeiler]

    Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR)

    Market cap: $16 billion Dividend yield: 4.36% Current price: $81.96 Entergy operates in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. According to a January research report by Crescent Electric Supply Company, Louisiana offers the lowest Bitcoin mining costs in the U.S. at $3,224. Arkansas and Mississippi are both in the top 10, while Texas is 11th. In May ETR announced a joint 81-megawatt solar project, the Stuttgart Solar Energy Center, with NextEra Energy Inc. (NYSE: NEE).

    Xcel Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: XEL)

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    In June 2001,NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) boasted a market cap of $10 billion, which ranked 30th among all utilities on the planet. Today, the company’s market valuation sits at just over $77 billion. Only one other global peer has a market cap above $60 billion.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Many stakeholders and technologies have played a role in this changing of the guard, but two companies in particular made incredible contributions: NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) and Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL). The pair of renewable utility holding companies ended 2017 with a combined 20.7 gigawatts of wind power in their generation mix. Throw in budding solar portfolios and their total renewable energy capacity tops 24 GW.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Investors purchased shares of NextEra Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $151.75 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $72.49 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $79.26 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, NextEra Energy had the 3rd highest net in-flow for the day. NextEra Energy traded down ($0.02) for the day and closed at $168.54

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Following the Brexit referendum, pro-European Union political forces have meaningfully strengthened their positions. According to the Eurobarometer survey, trust in the European Union has increased to 36%, up from 33% seen in the spring 2016 survey. That being said, Brussels’ immigration policy is still one of the top issues for the European electorate. In fact, as per the Eurobarometer survey, 56% of Europeans are negative about immigration of people from outside the European Union. As such, in our view, more anti-EU referenda are possible in the coming years.

The Netherlands is considered among the most likely countries to follow Britain out of the European Union. Similar to Brexit, a hypothetical Dutch withdrawal from the European Union is commonly referred to as a Nexit. In practice, under current Dutch legislation, there is no chance of a Dutch referendum on EU membership. However, general elections are planned to be held in the Netherlands on 15 March 2017 to elect all 150 members of the House of Representatives. According to the latest opinion polls, the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, or PVV) is likely to become the largest party with polls suggesting PVV will win 31-37 seats in the 150-seat parliament. The Party for Freedom is a right-wing pro-Nexit party.

best penny stocks: American States Water Company(AWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    On Tuesday, analysts at Brean Capital upgraded American States Water Co (AWR), as they now believe the shares have reached an attractive entry point.

    The analysts upgraded AWR from “Hold” to “Buy” and see shares reaching $28. This price target suggests an 11% upside to the stock’s Monday closing price of $25.22.

    Brean Capital analyst Michael Gaugler said, “The shares have fallen to a price level that we now consider attractive, and our sum-of-the-parts valuation indicates fair value is $28 based on our 2014 EPS forecasts. We recommend investors begin accumulating positions under the $25.50 price level to allow sufficient (10%) upside (excluding dividends) to our target price.”

    “We acknowledge that the current environment for utility stocks in terms of interest rate impacts is less than ideal. However, we note the shares of AWR (and our other utility coverage names) have traded at higher P/E multiples when the general level of interest rates was much higher. We see the impact of higher rates as short term and negligible, particularly when we look closely at AWR’s ability to continue to raise its dividend payout versus the peer group by using free cash flow from the ASUS business,” Gaugler added.

    American States Water shares were up 72 cents, or 2.85%, during early morning trading on Tuesday. The stock is up 8% year-to-date.

best penny stocks: Blackrock Global(BOE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Robert Rapier]

    Whiting Petroleum (WLL) is one of Continental’s biggest competitors in the Bakken. Whiting is the second-largest oil producer in North Dakota, averaging 82,500 barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) of production in 2012, across more than 700,000 acres of leased land.

best penny stocks: Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.(CALM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Cal-Maine Foods Inc (NASDAQ: CALM) posted in-line loss for its second quarter, but sales missed expectations.

    Cal-Maine Foods reported a Q2 loss of $0.48 per share on revenue of $253.5 million. Analysts were expecting a loss of $0.48 per share on revenue of $262.8 million.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Jordan Wathen, and Beth McKenna]

    So we asked three of our contributors to highlight a stock they see as a real underdog in the market today and why investors should be watching this stock. Here’s a quick look into why they picked banker Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), railcar manufacturer Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) , and egg wholesaler Cal-Maine Foods (NASDAQ:CALM)

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) has tumbled 6.3% to $35.00 after missing earnings forecasts.

    EXACT Sciences (EXAS) after its Cologard test was‘considered medically necessary every 3 years’ byAetna (AET). Aetna is unchanged at$126.77.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $8.23 billion before the opening bell. Rite Aid shares gained 0.83 percent to $8.54 in after-hours trading.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) reported better-than-expected profit for its first quarter and issued a strong forecast for the current quarter. Micron shares climbed 9.91 percent to $22.62 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts expect Cal-Maine Foods Inc (NASDAQ: CALM) to post quarterly earnings at $0.48 per share on revenue of $262.83 million after the closing bell. Cal-Maine shares rose 0.12 percent to $42.75 in after-hours trading.
    Red Hat Inc (NYSE: RHT) reported upbeat earnings for its third quarter, but sales missed expectations. The company also announced that its CFO Frank Calderoni is stepping down. Red Hat shares tumbled 10.15 percent to $71.69 in the after-hours trading session.

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  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Jon Najarian said that Cal-Maine Foods Inc (NASDAQ: CALM) had unusually high options volume on Friday. Traders were buying the May 45 calls and Jon Najarian decided to follow the trade. He is planning to hold the position for 1 to 2 months.

best penny stocks: Acxiom Corporation(ACXM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Acxiom Corp. (NASDAQ: ACXM) traded down more than 33% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $18.60 after closing Wednesday at $28.05. The stock’s 52-week high is $32.93. Volume was about 25 times the daily average of around 600,000 shares. The company is being hammered after social media giant Facebook said it would change its relationship with data brokers.

best penny stocks: Rockwell Medical Technologies Inc.(RMTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Lisa Levin]

    Thursday morning, the healthcare sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: KERX) and Rockwell Medical Inc (NASDAQ: RMTI).

best penny stocks: Speedway Motorsports Inc.(TRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Truckcoin (CURRENCY:TRK) traded 0.1% lower against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 7:00 AM ET on April 18th. One Truckcoin coin can currently be purchased for $0.0019 or 0.00000023 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Truckcoin has a total market capitalization of $338,505.00 and $362.00 worth of Truckcoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, Truckcoin has traded up 33.5% against the US dollar.

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Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: American States Water Company(AWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    On Tuesday, analysts at Brean Capital upgraded American States Water Co (AWR), as they now believe the shares have reached an attractive entry point.

    The analysts upgraded AWR from “Hold” to “Buy” and see shares reaching $28. This price target suggests an 11% upside to the stock’s Monday closing price of $25.22.

    Brean Capital analyst Michael Gaugler said, “The shares have fallen to a price level that we now consider attractive, and our sum-of-the-parts valuation indicates fair value is $28 based on our 2014 EPS forecasts. We recommend investors begin accumulating positions under the $25.50 price level to allow sufficient (10%) upside (excluding dividends) to our target price.”

    “We acknowledge that the current environment for utility stocks in terms of interest rate impacts is less than ideal. However, we note the shares of AWR (and our other utility coverage names) have traded at higher P/E multiples when the general level of interest rates was much higher. We see the impact of higher rates as short term and negligible, particularly when we look closely at AWR’s ability to continue to raise its dividend payout versus the peer group by using free cash flow from the ASUS business,” Gaugler added.

    American States Water shares were up 72 cents, or 2.85%, during early morning trading on Tuesday. The stock is up 8% year-to-date.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Carlsberg A/S (CABGY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Mark Fritz]

    Price Target: $124.

    Heineken N.V. (ADR) (OTC: HINKY): Hold.
    Price Target: 82.30 euros.

    Carlsberg A/S (ADR) (OTC: CABGY): Hold.
    Price Target: 652 krones.

    Distillers

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: General Motors Company(GM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Among the Detroit Three the outlook is decidedly mixed. According to researchers at Kelley Blue Book (KBB), General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) is forecast to sell 249,000 units, up 8.6% compared with November of 2015. GM’s U.S. market share is expected to reach 18.2%, up 0.7 percentage point year over year. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) is touted to post a sales gain of just 0.1% with 189,000 units for a market share of 13.6%, down 0.6 point year over year. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE: FCAU) is forecast to see unit sales drop 4.5% year over year to 168,000 and a market share of 12.3%, down 1.1 percentage points.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    IKEA has installed solar PV at nearly 90% of its 38 U.S. locations, while General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) ranks second in percentage of facilities with some solar power generation with about 31%. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) ranked third with about 28%.

  • [By ]

    Whether it’s General Motors Co.  (GM) with its self-driving taxi fleet plans or Tesla Inc.  (TSLA) with its Autopilot. There’s Jaguar and Chrysler working with Waymo (a division of Alphabet Inc.  (GOOGL) (GOOG) ) and even Uber mastering its own autonomous driving plans. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Model 3’s main competitor is the Chevrolet Bolt from General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) which is available at a list price of around $37,500 compared to the Model 3’s base price of $35,000. What sets these two cars apart is their range on a single full charge — more than 200 miles, double the range of any other vehicle in the group at the base price.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: (PIONF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    International Lithium (ILC) is a small lithium explorer/project generator with four joint venture lithium projects, and one fully-owned lithium project:

    Mariana lithium brine in Argentina (20% ILC: 80% GFL). ILC can increase to 30% via a 10% back-in right. Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium (GFL) is committed to US$10m in expenditures at Mariana. This is their flagship project. Avalonia lithium pegmatite in Ireland (45% ILC: 55% GFL). GFL has the option to acquire an additional 24% after spending US$10m, or producing a Feasibility Study [FS]. Mavis Lake and Raleigh lithium pegmatite in Ontario Canada (49% ILC: 51% Pioneer Resources Limited (OTC:PIONF)). 100% of the Forgan Lake pegmatite project in Canada.

    Note that Avalon, Mavis Lake, Raleigh, and Forgan Lake also have rare earths. Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium (SHE:002460) has an 18.1% stake in ILC in addition to the above joint venture partnerships.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: IDT Corporation(IDT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT) was down, falling around 15 percent to $15.88 following Q2 results. IDT reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $875,000.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Randgold Resources Limited(GOLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Gold mining stocks were also lower, with Randgold Resources (GOLD) falling around 1.5% and Fresnillo Plc (FNLPF) slipping 0.85%. Randgold’s 10.66% advance over the past three months, however, has nearly doubled that of spot gold prices while Fresnillo’s 15.82% rise is nearly three times higher than the bullion’s gain over the same period. 

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Thus we are still extremely cautious in gold as we are a bit worried about next week’s job report being positive and knocking gold down, but we maintain our core positions in gold. But we aren’t looking to re-establish any of our sold gold and silver positions just yet until we see more of a pullback in the metals or a bad jobs report and thus we think investors should hold off or lighten up on gold positions in the ETF’s and miners such as the SPDR Gold Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:GLD), ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:SGOL), iShares Silver Trust (NYSEARCA:SLV), and miners such as Randgold (GOLD) and Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX).

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Seabridge Gold (SA) : “I like profitable gold companies like Randgold Resources (GOLD) and Kirkland Lake (KL) .”

    Impinj (PI) : “That’s a crowded market, you need to be careful.”

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    This list shows the top-performing gold stocks this month, which we’ll be watching in September 2017. While these stocks posted gains in August, we still aren’t recommending them. Instead, we’re going to show you Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth’s pick for the best gold stock to buy this year…

    Top Gold Stock Share Price August 2017 Gain
    Sibanye Gold Ltd. (NYSE ADR: SBGL) $6.35 +22.9%
    Iamgold Corp. (NYSE: IAG) $6.49 +20%
    Alamos Gold Inc. (NYSE: AGI) $8.17 +15.1%
    Franco Nevada Corp. (NYSE: FNV) $81.20 +11.6%
    Hudbay Minerals Inc. (NYSE: HBM) $8.70 +11.5%
    Gold Fields Ltd. (NYSE ADR: GFI) $4.42 +10.9%
    Randgold Resources Ltd. (Nasdaq ADR: GOLD) $101.90 +9.6%
    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE ADR: HMY) $1.97 +8.8%
    Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. (NYSE: AEM) $50.60 +8.4%
    Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE: AUY) $2.81 +7.9%

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  • [By Alex McGuire]

    This list ranks gold dividend stocks in the mining sector by dividend yield. And it also includes one of our top gold stock recommendations of 2017…

    Gold Dividend Stock Share Price Year-to-Date Performance Dividend Yield (as of June 30)
    DRDGOLD Ltd. (NYSE ADR: DRD) $3.19 -39.7% 10.24%
    Sibanye Gold Ltd. (NYSE ADR: SBGL) $4.70 -33.4% 5.98%
    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE ADR: HMY) $1.62 -26.7% 4.56%
    Gold Fields Limited (NYSE ADR: GFI) $3.41 +13.3% 2.73%
    Randgold Resources Ltd. (Nasdaq ADR: GOLD) $87.68 +14.9% 1.89%
    Franco Nevada Corp. (NYSE: FNV) $72.39 +21.1% 1.27%
    Royal Gold Inc. (Nasdaq: RGLD) $76.85 +21.3% 1.25%
    Eldorado Gold Corp. (NYSE: EGO) $2.58 -19.9% 1.16%
    Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE: ABX) $15.90 -0.5% 0.75%
    Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG) $13.02 -4.4% 0.62%

    Six of the 10 gold stocks listed above have posted negative returns so far in 2017. The main reason behind their losses has to do with gold price volatility.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018

The title of this article may generate strong responses from some, who will reply: “never!” And indeed, if a value trap is defined as a stock that is not a value, then clearly a value trap is never a value. (There aren’t many rich dialetheists on Wall Street.) But let’s take a more nuanced view of a value trap and follow Investopedia.com in defining a value trap, which I quote at some length:

A value trap is a stock that appears to be cheap because the stock has been trading at low multiples of earnings, cash flow or book value for an extended time period. Value traps attract investors who are looking for a bargain because these stocks are inexpensive. The trap springs when investors buy into the company at low prices and the stock never improves. Trading that occurs at low multiples of earnings, cash flow or book value for long periods of time might indicate that the company or the entire sector is in trouble, and that stock prices may not move higher.

When is such a stock, that may not move higher and may never improve, worth buying? This article aims to provide an outline of an answer to that question. Along the way I’ll attempt to note places where I am simplifying the treatment or ignoring potentially important considerations.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: Hooker Furniture Corporation(HOFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Hooker Furniture Corporation (NASDAQ: HOFT) shares were also up, gaining 27 percent to $39.80 after the company reported strong results for its fourth quarter.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Hooker Furniture Corporation (NASDAQ: HOFT) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.40 per share on revenue of $62.20 million.

    SeaChange International (NASDAQ: SEAC) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $30.49 million.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: American States Water Company(AWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    On Tuesday, analysts at Brean Capital upgraded American States Water Co (AWR), as they now believe the shares have reached an attractive entry point.

    The analysts upgraded AWR from “Hold” to “Buy” and see shares reaching $28. This price target suggests an 11% upside to the stock’s Monday closing price of $25.22.

    Brean Capital analyst Michael Gaugler said, “The shares have fallen to a price level that we now consider attractive, and our sum-of-the-parts valuation indicates fair value is $28 based on our 2014 EPS forecasts. We recommend investors begin accumulating positions under the $25.50 price level to allow sufficient (10%) upside (excluding dividends) to our target price.”

    “We acknowledge that the current environment for utility stocks in terms of interest rate impacts is less than ideal. However, we note the shares of AWR (and our other utility coverage names) have traded at higher P/E multiples when the general level of interest rates was much higher. We see the impact of higher rates as short term and negligible, particularly when we look closely at AWR’s ability to continue to raise its dividend payout versus the peer group by using free cash flow from the ASUS business,” Gaugler added.

    American States Water shares were up 72 cents, or 2.85%, during early morning trading on Tuesday. The stock is up 8% year-to-date.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd.(CHL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, telecommunications services shares fell 0.12 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: CHL), down 3 percent, and Partner Communications Company Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: PTNR), down 1.5 percent.

  • [By David Goodboy]

    Rumors are that Apple will use this opportunity to announce the long-awaited deal with China Mobile (NYSE: CHL), which is the world's largest cellphone carrier with more than 700 million active users. Clearly, there are impediments in the way, but the potential for a lower-priced iPhone for this market means strong possibilities remain. This deal would be a major upside catalyst for Apple shares.

  • [By Motif Investing]

    The most heavily weighted names in the motif are China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: CHL), Aibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA), Baidu Inc (NASDAQ: BIDU), India's HDFC Bank (NYSE: HDB) and Russia's Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (NYSE: MBT).

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: NVR Inc.(NVR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Next week is big for housing numbers. March existing home sales figures are scheduled for  Monday and new home sales for March along with the February S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index on Tuesday. As for homebuilders, Pulte Group, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) is scheduled to report  Q1 results Tuesday, and D.R. Horton Inc (NYSE: DHI) is scheduled to report fiscal Q2 numbers on Thursday. The industry already has seen strong Q1 results from Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN), and housing starts and building permits in March rose more than expected. These results, as well as those and the economic data from next week could provide clues for the industry going forward. After NVR, Inc. (NYSE: NVR) reports results this morning, Meritage Homes Corp. (NYSE: MTH) releases its Q1 results April 25. We’ll have to wait until next month for some of the other homebuilders, as well as from home improvement companies Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD) and Lowe’s Companies Inc (NYSE: LOW), before we get a more complete snapshot of the housing market.

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The index NAIL tries to deliver triple the daily returns of is top heavy. D.R. Horton Inc. (NYSE: DHI), Lennar Corp. (NYSE: LEN), NVR Inc. (NYSE: NVR), Pulte Group Inc. (NYSE: PHM), Toll Brothers Inc. (NYSE: TOL) and Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) account for a significant portion of the benchmark's weight.

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    Here is a table of the 10 most expensive stocks trading on U.S. markets today:

    Company (Ticker)Price per ShareMarket CapBerkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A)$ 257,227.52$ 419.50 billionSeaboard Corp. (NYSEMKT: SEB)$ 3,760.00$ 4.48 billionNVR Inc. (NYSE: NVR)$ 1,944.23$ 7.19 billionThe Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN)$ 1,727.94$ 80.82 billionMarkel Corp. (NYSE: MKL)$ 978.51$ 13.78 billionWhite Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. (NYSE: WTM)$ 935.01$ 4.25 billionAmazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN)$ 846.08$ 408.27 billionAlphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL)$ 844.06$ 582.85 billionAutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO)$ 744.26$ 21.04 billionIntuitive Surgical Inc. (Nasdaq: ISRG)$ 735.63$ 28.41 billion

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: Tandy Leather Factory, Inc.(TLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Armour Residential REIT Inc. (NYSE: ARR), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), PJT Partners Inc. (NYSE; PJT), Sonic Automotive Inc. (NYSE: SAH)and Tandy Leather Factory Inc. (NASDAQ: TLF).

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: SPAR Group Inc.(SGRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Wednesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested going long on small cap international merchandising and marketing services stockSPAR Group Inc (NASDAQ: SGRP):