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Century Casinos Inc  (NASDAQ:CNTY)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 11, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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

Operator

Welcome to Century Casinos Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call. This call will be recorded. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. We will conduct a question-and-answer session — later we will conduct a question-and-answer session.

I would like to introduce your host for today’s call, Mr. Peter Hoetzinger. Mr. Hoetzinger, you may begin.

Peter Hoetzinger — Vice Chairman, Co-Chief Executive Officer & President

Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining our earnings call. With me on the call are my Co-CEO and the Chairman of Century Casinos, Erwin Haitzmann; as well as our Executive Vice President of Finance, Margaret Stapleton.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Geo Group Inc (GEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Geodrill Ltd (TSE:GEO) – Investment analysts at Beacon Securities lowered their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Geodrill in a note issued to investors on Monday, August 13th. Beacon Securities analyst A. Shaath now expects that the company will post earnings per share of $0.00 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.03. Beacon Securities also issued estimates for Geodrill’s FY2018 earnings at $0.16 EPS.

  • [By Leo Sun, Jamal Carnette, CFA, and Nicholas Rossolillo]

    AT&T’s (NYSE:T) massive moat, its high forward yield of 6.2%, and its status as a Dividend Aristocrat make it a favorite income investment for many investors. It might seem tough to find a stable company that pays a higher yield than AT&T, but three stocks fit that description: GEO Group (NYSE:GEO), Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners (NYSE:BEP), and CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL).

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pacific American Income Shares, Inc.(PAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here’s how similar cryptocurrencies have performed during the last 24 hours:

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

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.(ENT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Retail stocks are in focus after the U.S. Census Bureau released monthly sales figures before the bell Tuesday. The bureau said that retail sales increased by 0.3% in April, a figure that matched trade expectations. Markets had expected consumer spending to increase, however home improvement sales were not the major factor that most expected. This was evident from The Home Depot’s earnings report. Markets are increasingly optimistic over U.S. trade negotiations with China. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s No. 1 economic advisor will visit the United States this week to continue the nation’s dialogue with America. In addition, roughly 100 companies and trade associations will be sounding off to the Trump administration about the potential impact of tariffs in the Chinese markets.
    Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, AMZN, GS
    Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus thanks to tax policy in Seattle. On Monday, the Seattle’s City Council passed a bill that will tax Amazon and 131 other companies $275 per employee each year in order to create a fund to address homelessness in the Seattle. The tax is half what was originally proposed and remains a contentious issue for Amazon, which is the city’s biggest employer. Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) is sounding the alarm about the state of the markets. The company warned that the U.S. budget deficit is increasing while America’s unemployment rate is falling. This hasn’t occurred since the World War II. The bank believes that the combination of the two could cause the Fed to spike interest rates in the near future. This comes at a time when the Fed has already lost control of interest rates. Look for additional earnings reports from Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE: EXP), Bitauto Holding Ltd. (Nasdaq: BITA), Virtusa Corp. (Nasdaq: VRTU), Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: ENT), and Kamada Ltd. (Nasdaq: KMDA).

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ENTCash (ENT) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the X11 hashing algorithm. ENTCash’s total supply is 600,000,000 coins. ENTCash’s official website is entcash.com. ENTCash’s official Twitter account is @Eternity_Group and its Facebook page is accessible here.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 28.8 percent to $4.03 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for expanded indications for its Senhance Surgical System.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) rose 15.6 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading.
    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição (NYSE: CBD) rose 13.2 percent to $24.20 in pre-market trading.
    ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) rose 12.2 percent to $21.65 in pre-market trading. Alibaba and Cainiao agreed to make strategic investment in ZTO Express of $1.38 billion.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) rose 10.8 percent to $2.05 in pre-market trading.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares rose 9.6 percent to $42.68 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) shares rose 9.1 percent to $6.00 in pre-market trading.
    Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) rose 8.4 percent to $108.00 in pre-market trading.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares rose 7 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) rose 5.9 percent to $10.61 in pre-market trading.
    Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO) rose 5.9 percent to $5.04 in pre-market trading.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) rose 5.5 percent to $3.27 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) rose 5.5 percent to $3.68 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.44 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares rose 5.4 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: XO Group, Inc.(XOXO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of XO Group Inc. (NYSE:XOXO) were up 26% as of 3:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday after the parent company of The Knot agreed to merge with WeddingWire, Inc. in a deal valued at $933 million. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SinglePoint, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE: XOXO) and XO Group, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE:XOXO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SinglePoint (NYSE: XOXO) and XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SinglePoint, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE: XOXO) and XO Group, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE:XOXO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    SinglePoint (OTCMKTS:SING) and XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and risk.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund(AOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Alpine Total Dynamic Div (NYSE:AOD) by 14.1% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 101,451 shares of the investment management company’s stock after acquiring an additional 12,551 shares during the period. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. owned 0.09% of Alpine Total Dynamic Div worth $906,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Seres Therapeutics, Inc.(MCRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:MCRB) CEO Roger Pomerantz sold 40,057 shares of Seres Therapeutics stock in a transaction on Friday, June 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.36, for a total transaction of $374,933.52. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 297,812 shares in the company, valued at $2,787,520.32. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Seres Therapeutics Inc  (NASDAQ:MCRB)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 06, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Seres Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MCRB) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of Seres Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MCRB), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the microbiome, jumped 64% after partnering with AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) to test a unique cancer therapy candidate in combination with Imfinzi. Excited investors pushed the stock 64.2% higher in early morning trading, but the stock’s gain settled to 28.8% as of 1:04 p.m. EDT on Monday.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Alexco Resource Corp(AXU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Greenlight Capital Re Ltd.(GLRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Greenlight Capital Re (NASDAQ:GLRE) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Greenlight Capital Re (NASDAQ:GLRE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April 30th. The financial services provider reported ($3.85) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($4.43) by $0.58. Greenlight Capital Re had a negative return on equity of 23.81% and a negative net margin of 40.65%. The firm had revenue of $0.14 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $30.20 million. sell-side analysts forecast that Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. will post -4.2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Greenlight Capital Re (GLRE)

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Erie Indemnity Company(ERIE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wedgewood Investors Inc. PA trimmed its holdings in shares of Erie Indemnity Company Class A (NASDAQ:ERIE) by 2.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 51,933 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,201 shares during the quarter. Erie Indemnity Company Class A accounts for approximately 10.4% of Wedgewood Investors Inc. PA’s portfolio, making the stock its biggest position. Wedgewood Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Erie Indemnity Company Class A were worth $6,090,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Erie Indemnity (ERIE)

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Erie Indemnity Co  (NASDAQ:ERIE)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 22, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.A) and Erie Indemnity (NASDAQ:ERIE) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Econ Financial Services Corp acquired a new stake in shares of Erie Indemnity (NASDAQ:ERIE) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 24,237 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $3,231,000. Erie Indemnity accounts for 4.9% of Econ Financial Services Corp’s investment portfolio, making the stock its largest position.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.(OHI)

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 12, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Shares of Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE:OHI) fell roughly 10% in February according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Although many healthcare real estate investment trusts, or REITs, had a rough month, nursing-home-focused Omega’s loss was particularly bad. Most of the drop occurred on the day the REIT announced earnings.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Reinvesting dividends from quality stocks takes just a few clicks, but selecting businesses poised to produce steady profits shouldn’t be taken lightly. These three healthcare-related real-estate investment trusts (REITs) fit the bill in large part because baby boomers are beginning to pour into the buildings they own.

    Real-Estate Investment Trust Dividend Yield Trailing Funds From Operations Per Share Annualized Dividend Payout
    Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. (NYSE:OHI) 9.2% $1.80 $2.64
    Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) 6.3% $1.03 $0.92
    Welltower Inc. (NYSE:WELL) 6.3% $3.30 $3.48

    Data source: YCharts.

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    Along with index ETFs, consider redeploying the capital into solid dividend producing names like Prudential Financial (NYSE: PRU), AT&T (NYSE: T) and Omega Health Care (NYSE: OHI) for their expected future stability and consistent dividend payouts.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo, Chuck Saletta, and Daniel Miller]

    That’s not always the case, though. An above-average yield can also be an indicator that all’s not right for a business. Carefully selecting which stocks make the cut as part of a high-yield portfolio is an important step. Three Foolish contributors are here to help. They think CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL), Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI), and Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) are worth considering.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) outpaced the market by gaining 11% last month compared to a 3% increase in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

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What happened

After reporting first-quarter results, shares in Nevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO), a medical device maker that is focused on pain management, fell 15% as of 10:58 a.m. EDT on Tuesday.

So what

Here’s a look at the headline numbers from the company’s first quarter:

Revenue grew 28% to $87.6 million. The growth was driven by a 33% increase in North America and a 1% bump in currency-neutral sales in international markets. That result fell short of the $89.5 million in revenue that analysts had predicted. Gross margin jumped 300 basis points to 71%.  Operating expenses grew by 31% during the period, which outpaced revenue growth. Net loss was $17.4 million, or $0.59 per share. That was much worse than the $0.32 loss per share that market watchers were expecting. Management reaffirmed full-year revenue guidance of $400 million to $410 million.

Given the worse-than-expected results, it isn’t hard to figure out why traders are in a foul mood today.

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Best Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras(PBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nelson Hem]

    The Petroleo Brasileiro (NASDAQ: PBR) decision to temporarily cut diesel prices in Brazil did not go over well with analysts, according to "Petrobras Responds To Brazilian Trucking Strike — And Receives 3 Big Downgrades" by Ezra Schwarzbaum.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Petrobras (NYSE:PBR)(NYSE:PBR-A) tumbled more than 10% by 11:00 a.m. EDT on Friday after the Brazilian oil giant’s CEO resigned due to the diesel crisis in Brazil.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday continued to show a stock market divided, as major benchmarks that focus on large-cap stocks kept powering higher even as small-cap indexes lost more ground. The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted triple-digit gains to finish at a record, but weakness from the technology sector weighed on the Nasdaq Composite. Investors seem to believe that the resolution of some key trade disputes favors large multinationals over small domestic companies, and some foreign stocks also had good showings. Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE:PBR), Lamb Weston Holdings (NYSE:LW), and IAMGOLD (NYSE:IAG) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Alexco Resource Corp(AXU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Alexco Resource (AXU)

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Best Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Celyad SA(CYAD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) jumped 46.7 percent to $16.1331. The low-float small-cap clinical stage gene therapy company saw its stock rally nearly 150 percent from Monday through Thursday. Formal news hasn't been announced this week that would support a triple-digit percentage rally (including more than 200 percent at one point on Thursday) but the quiet period following its initial public offering will expire on May 8.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares gained 24.7 percent to $36.17. Celyad reported the publication of THINK study case report of CYAD-01 Induced Complete Remission in relapsed/refractory AML patient in haematologica.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares jumped 23.2 percent to $39.00 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.
    eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) gained 21.8 percent to $19.58 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) climbed 20.4 percent to $27.20 following Q1 results.
    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares jumped 18.2 percent to $304.135 following strong quarterly results.
    Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) gained 13.9 percent to $12.70 as the company reported Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) gained 13.8 percent to $17.36.
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 11.8 percent to $2.336 after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) shares surged 11.7 percent to $11.75 after the company announced 'successful completion of interim analysis' for FORWARD I Phase 3 mirvetuximab soravtansine trial.
    Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOX) gained 9.5 percent to $12.70.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 8.5 percent to $115.3801 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 8.3 percent to $6.50. The stock moved higher after a Reuters report suggested ongoing merger talks with T-M
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Avenue Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATXI) rose 29.4 percent to $5.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that its first pivotal Phase 3 trial of IV tramadol achieved the primary and key secondary endpoints.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 16.8 percent to $51.00 in pre-market trading. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) rose 9.3 percent to $5.40 in pre-market trading after falling 28.92 percent on Friday.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares rose 9 percent to $29.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.26 percent on Friday.
    Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETH) rose 6.7 percent to $26.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.64 percent on Friday.
    Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN) rose 5.4 percent to $3.90 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.06 percent on Friday.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) rose 5.2 percent to $34.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.38 percent on Friday.
    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE: WAB) rose 5.1 percent to $100 in pre-market trading. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) agreed to merge its transportation unit with Wabtec.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) shares rose 4.7 percent to $11.50 in pre-market trading.
    Nasdaq, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) shares rose 4.3 percent to $93.98 in the pre-market trading session.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares rose 4.2 percent to $33.25 in pre-market trading. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Monro, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNRO) shares rose 4 percent to $58.35 in pre-market trading as the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings and disclosed that it has acquired Free Service Tire.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 3.7 percent to $19.75 in pre-market trading after falling 4.80 percent on Friday.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ:CYAD) has received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $47.50.

  • [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 Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) for $83 per share in cash.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ: CYAD) reported launch of 1.8 million share offering.
    Verastem Inc (NASDAQ: VSTM) shares dropped 12 percent in pre-market trading after announcing a $35 million common stock offering.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ:CYAD) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $53.00.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp boosted its position in Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) (TSE:CM) by 54.3% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 911,300 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 320,800 shares during the quarter. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce comprises approximately 1.0% of Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 19th largest position. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s holdings in Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce were worth $103,633,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) and Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America (NYSE:BLX) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) (TSE:CM) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 23rd, Zacks reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 28th will be paid a dividend of 1.036 per share by the bank on Friday, July 27th. This represents a $4.14 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.63%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 27th.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: BancorpSouth, Inc.(BXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Brean Capital reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of Bancorpsouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) in a research report released on Sunday.

    Other analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Bancorpsouth Bank from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $38.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, June 19th. Stephens restated a buy rating and set a $37.00 price objective on shares of Bancorpsouth Bank in a report on Monday, August 27th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $35.57.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Best Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Meritage Corporation(MTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Laurion Capital Management LP lifted its stake in Meritage Homes Corp (NYSE:MTH) by 23.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 10,577 shares of the construction company’s stock after buying an additional 2,000 shares during the quarter. Laurion Capital Management LP’s holdings in Meritage Homes were worth $465,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Monetha (CURRENCY:MTH) traded 0.6% lower against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 11:00 AM Eastern on September 8th. One Monetha token can currently be bought for $0.0199 or 0.00000310 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Kucoin, HitBTC, CoinExchange and Mercatox. During the last seven days, Monetha has traded down 23.8% against the dollar. Monetha has a total market cap of $4.33 million and approximately $70,686.00 worth of Monetha was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Hall: Right, yeah. And, a lot of these areas, there’s actually an interesting thing. One of the companies we’re going to talk about, Meritage Homes (NYSE:MTH), on their latest earnings call and in their latest release, it’s not just first-time buyers, it’s not just millennials. That’s a huge secular trend, millennials moving into the home-buying market. It’s the largest segment of the population. They’re going to be driving housing sales for the next 20 years, potentially. But Meritage Homes also said that they’re seeing a lot of demand in their entry-level communities from retiring baby boomers who are downsizing. So, it’s creating dual demand from two opposite ends of the age demographic.

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Make way for some waves. CVS Health (CVS) and Express Scripts (ESRX) have released their formulary exclusion list for 2017, which details which prescription drugs will not be covered by health plans.

Why do we care? Commercial payors have been showing signs of pushing back against high drugs costs, which is a huge concern for drug companies and their investors. The coverage list determines whether millions of privately insured individuals can easily use an insurance co-payment to buy their prescriptions. If a drug is excluded, it can dramatically hobble sales.

Thus, the formulary exclusion lists can be used as a tool by insurers and PBMs – leverage you might say – to negotiate with drug makers for better prices. It’s also a double edged sword that can cost a PBM customers.

Express Scripts says it will save customers $1.8 billion in 2017 by excluding a list of 85 drugs from its formulary in 2017. It added a handful of new names to the list, including Bristol-Myers Squibb‘s (BMY) arthritis medication Orencia, Eli Lilly‘s (LLY) new psoriasis medication and Valeant’s (VRX) Zyclara, an actinic keratosis skin cream, while also removing several names, including Pfizer‘s (PFE) arthritis drugs Xeljanz (it is now a preferred alternative follow price negotiations with Express Scripts).

Best Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: American Express Company(AXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    It is a simple offer. Make an order from Amazon Prime Now, its food and restaurant service, pay with an American Express Card and get $20 off. The same deal does not apply to those who use a Visa or MasterCard piece of plastic. Through some financial partnership the consumer cannot see, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), the largest online retailer, is helping American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP), which, based on recent earnings, needs the business.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results after the markets close on Wednesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters are $1.82 in earnings per share (EPS) on $10.05 billion in revenue. The second quarter of last year reportedly had EPS of $1.47 and $8.31 billion in revenue.

  • [By Mac Greer]

    eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) had a rough quarter and blames it on a strengthening U.S. dollar … but come on! Come on! American Express (NYSE:AXP) is down on concerns over revenue and its market is getting tougher and tougher. Also, Matt and Jason talk about some fascinating companies they just pitched at The Motley Fool’s quarterly board meeting.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    GE’s shares lost about 3% last week and shares are down more than 10% since the beginning of the year. The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), down 8.3%, followed by Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) which is down about 5.3%. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is down about 5.2%, and American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) is down about 2.7%.

Best Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Alexco Resource Corp(AXU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Best Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: NetSol Technologies Inc.(NTWK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ:NTWK) from a d+ rating to a c- rating in a research note published on Tuesday morning.

    Separately, ValuEngine raised shares of NetSol Technologies from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, May 17th.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ:NTWK) CEO Najeeb Ghauri purchased 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 25th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $6.20 per share, with a total value of $15,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

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The VanEck Vectors Steel ETF (NYSE: SLX) was one of the premier “Trump trades,” soaring last year as Donald Trump's protectionist campaign trail rhetoric sparked once moribund steel stocks.

Year-to-date, SLX is up 5.6 percent, but there are concerns Trump trades are waning. Regarding SLX, part of the issue is the expected delay in Trump's widely anticipated infrastructure initiative. On the campaign trail, Trump promised to spend $1 trillion to shore up America's roads, bridges and railways, but that plan has been pushed off to 2018.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: LGI Homes, Inc.(LGIH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    LGI Homes (NASDAQ: LGIH) and Century Communities (NYSE:CCS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    LGI Homes stock opened at $69.91 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $1.69 billion, a PE ratio of 14.78, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 0.13. LGI Homes has a 12 month low of $30.44 and a 12 month high of $81.88. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 9.16 and a quick ratio of 1.16.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    LGI Homes Inc (NASDAQ:LGIH) – Wedbush decreased their Q2 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of LGI Homes in a report released on Friday, July 6th. Wedbush analyst J. Mccanless now anticipates that the financial services provider will post earnings per share of $1.58 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $1.61. Wedbush has a “Neutral” rating and a $65.00 price objective on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for LGI Homes’ Q3 2019 earnings at $2.13 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $2.79 EPS.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Amira Nature Foods Ltd(ANFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Alexco Resource Corp(AXU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Kenon Holdings Ltd.(KEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Golden Ocean Group (NASDAQ: GOGL) and Kenon (NYSE:KEN) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kenon (NYSE: KEN) and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nordic American Tanker (NYSE: NAT) and Kenon (NYSE:KEN) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Atmos Energy Corporation(ATO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Atmos Energy Co. (NYSE:ATO) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $90.14.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Natixis lifted its stake in shares of Atmos Energy Co. (NYSE:ATO) by 577.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 176,027 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 150,051 shares during the quarter. Natixis owned about 0.16% of Atmos Energy worth $15,867,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Utility stocks are generally considered conservative investments that reward shareholders over the long term with sizable dividends that grow slowly and steadily over time. With the S&P 500 Index’s yield hovering around 2%, the bar for yield is set pretty low today. That said, investors should think twice before jumping at utilities like UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI), Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO), and MGE Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGEE), which offer little if any yield advantage over an S&P 500 Index fund.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP trimmed its position in shares of Atmos Energy Co. (NYSE:ATO) by 21.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 10,539 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 2,824 shares during the period. GSA Capital Partners LLP’s holdings in Atmos Energy were worth $888,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Atmos Energy Co. (NYSE:ATO) – Research analysts at Seaport Global Securities decreased their Q4 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Atmos Energy in a report issued on Monday, August 13th. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Levin now forecasts that the utilities provider will post earnings per share of $0.35 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.38.

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Thousands of Warren Buffett acolytes descended on Omaha, Nebraska, on Saturday for Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting, otherwise known as the Woodstock of Capitalism.

Buffett and longtime business partner Charlie Munger fielded questions for about five hours from journalists and investors.

Here are some of the highlights.

Buffett loves Apple’s stock buybacks

“We very much approve of them,” Buffett said.

As Apple takes shares off the market, it’ll boost the value of the stock that Berkshire Hathaway holds.

Buffett revealed this week to CNBC that Berkshire (BRKA) bought 75 million more shares of Apple stock during the first three months of the year, adding to the 165 million shares it already owned.

“I love the idea of having our 5% or whatever it may be grow” to 7% or more “without us laying out a dime,” Buffett said.

Buffett said Saturday that stock buybacks are a sensible use for Apple’s massive cash stockpile. Apple (AAPL) could spend some money acquiring another company, but Buffett said it would be “extremely hard” to find suitable takeover target.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Akamai Technologies, Inc.(AKAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) dropped about 15% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $45.45 after closing at $53.28 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $71.64. Volume of about 13 million was roughly 5 times the daily average. The company reported decent results, but soft guidance for the current quarter sank the stock in Wednesday’s session.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) which rose about 7% to $74.89. The stocks 52-week range is $44.65 to $75.00. Volume was roughly 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.3 million.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM) rose 26.7% in 2016, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Coming off a drastic 28% drop in the last 10 weeks of 2015, the content distribution specialist bounced back quickly.

  • [By ]

    There could be a for sale sign planted in the ground at tech pioneer Akamai (AKAM) .

    “We’re a public company and our board, which is very professional and diligent, is always going to do the right thing for shareholders,” Akamai CEO Tom Leighton told TheStreet when asked if the company he co-founded in 1998 was for sale. While Leighton left the door open on a possible sale, he added that Akamai has strong prospects as a stand-alone company as well.

  • [By ]

    Meanwhile, Akamai’s (AKAM) CEO Tom Leighton didn’t shut the door to a potential sale of the company in an interview with me. Recent speculation on Wall Street is that Akamai would be an ideal fit for IBM (IBM) . 

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Alexco Resource Corp(AXU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cameron Saucier]

    Alexco Resource (NYSEMKT: AXU) operates in two segments: an environmental services business and a mining company. Its mining segment explores developments in Canada, while its environmental segment provides consulting and project management services in the United States and Canada. AXU is up over 400% YTD. The stock has been steadily rising since January. It isn’t clear what’s driving AXU upwards, other than general investor speculation. The stock is trading at $1.72 per share as of Monday intraday.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Approach Resources Inc.(AREX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, energy shares fell 0.83 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO), down 10 percent, and Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: AREX), down 8 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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