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U.S. stocks closed higher on Tuesday with the Nasdaq touching a record, but the market failed to make much headway as oil futures slumped ahead of a key meeting of major crude producers.

Top Casino Stocks For 2021: Norwood Financial Corp.(NWFL)

Norwood Financial Corp. operates as the bank holding company for Wayne Bank that provides various banking products and services in Wayne, Pike, Monroe, Lackawanna, and Susquehanna counties, Pennsylvania. It accepts a range of deposit products, such as interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing transaction accounts, statement savings and money market accounts, and certificate of deposits. The company also offers various loans, which include commercial loans comprising lines of credit, revolving credit, term loans, mortgages, secured lending products, and letter of credit facilities; construction loans for commercial construction projects and single-family residences; land loans; consumer loans; mortgage lending to finance principal residences and second home dwellings; and indirect dealer financing of new and used automobiles, boats, and recreational vehicles. In addition, it provides investment securities services; and cash management, direct deposit, remote deposit capture, automated clearing house, trust, investment products, title and real estate settlement, and Internet and mobile banking services. Further, the company is involved in annuity and mutual fund sales; and discount brokerage activities, as well as operates as an insurance agency. It serves consumers, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and municipalities. The company operates through its main office in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, as well as through 14 branch offices and 15 automated teller machines. The company was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Norwood Financial (NASDAQ:NWFL) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Norwood Financial earned a coverage optimism score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.6420547965898 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top Casino Stocks For 2021: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.(CBRL)

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the development and operation of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurant and retail concept in the United States. Its restaurants provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The company?s gift shops offer various decorative and functional items, such as rocking chairs, holiday and seasonal gifts, apparel, toys, music CD?s, cookware, old-fashioned-looking ceramics, figurines, a book-on-audio sale-and-exchange program, and various other gift items, as well as candies, preserves, pies, cornbread mixes, coffee, syrups, pancake mixes, and other food items. As of November 22, 2011, it operated 608 company-owned locations in 42 states. The company was formerly known as CBRL Group, Inc. and changed its name to Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. in December 2008. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc (NASDAQ:CBRL)Q22019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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    Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, ETSY, CAT
    This morning, Swiss investment bank UBS Group AG (NYSE: UBS) announced a surprise downgrade for industrial machinery giant Caterpillar. Shares of CAT fell 3.5% after UBS flagged slowing construction demand around the world as a reason for the downgrade. The firm slashed its price target from $154 to $125. The new figure represents 8.3% downside from Tuesday morning’s price. UBS expects that its EPS will fall by a whopping 8% year over year due to limited development in new construction and oil-and-gas projects. Shares of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) slumped more than 3.5% after the SEC asked a judge to hold CEO Elon Musk in contempt of court. The SEC says that Musk violated his recent deal after promoting an inaccurate tweet about the company’s production. The CEO said in a tweet that Tesla would produce “around” a half-million vehicles in 2019. However, four hours later, Musk clarified by saying that he “meant to say” that Tesla’s annualized production rate by the end of the year could reach 500,000. The SEC says that Musk failed to seek or receive pre-approval for this tweet. The agency says that the inaccurate tweet reached more than 24 million people. Shares of Etsy Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY) rallied more than 10% after the company topped Wall Street earnings expectations after the bell Monday. The e-commerce firm rang in EPS of $0.32 on top of $200 million in revenue. Both figures topped Wall Street expectations, which included EPS of $0.21 on top of $195 million in revenue. The firm reported a big jump in active buyers – 18.2% year over year – and a 9.4% jump in active sellers during the same period. Look for earnings reports from Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSE: LNG), Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.

Top Casino Stocks For 2021: Inter Parfums, Inc.(IPAR)

Inter Parfums, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes a range of fragrances and fragrance related products worldwide. It offers its fragrance and cosmetic products under the Balmain, Boucheron, Jimmy Choo, Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin, Montblanc, Paul Smith, S.T. Dupont, Repetto, Van Cleef & Arpels, Abercrombie & Fitch, Agent Provocateur, Rochas, Anna Sui, Banana Republic, bebe, Coach, Dunhill, French Connection, Gap, Hollister, Oscar de la Renta, and Shanghai Tang brands. It markets and sells its products to department stores, perfumeries, specialty retailers, mass market retailers, supermarkets, domestic and international wholesalers, and distributors. The company was formerly known as Jean Philippe Fragrances, Inc. and changed its name to Inter Parfums, Inc. in July 1999. Inter Parfums, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Inter Parfums Inc (NASDAQ:IPAR)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 04, 2019, 1:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top Casino Stocks For 2021: SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY)

SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF is an exchange traded fund. SPDR MidCap 400 Trust focuses to correspond to the price and yield performance of the S&P MidCap 400 Index. The S&P MidCap 400 covers over 7% of the United States equities market, and is part of a series of S&P the United States indices. The index also includes companies, which should have four consecutive quarters of positive as-reported earnings, excluding discontinued operations and extraordinary items. Its investment sectors include financials, industrials, information technology, consumer discretionary, healthcare and materials. Bank of New York acts as an investment manager.
Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Financial Advisory Group lifted its position in shares of SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:MDY) by 0.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 92,079 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 587 shares during the quarter. SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF Trust makes up approximately 8.9% of Financial Advisory Group’s portfolio, making the stock its 5th biggest position. Financial Advisory Group owned 0.16% of SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF Trust worth $33,836,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Price Capital Management Inc. acquired a new stake in SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:MDY) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 900 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $320,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Round Table Services LLC increased its position in SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:MDY) by 19.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 10,239 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 1,642 shares during the period. SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF Trust comprises approximately 1.2% of Round Table Services LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 20th largest position. Round Table Services LLC’s holdings in SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF Trust were worth $3,635,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top Casino Stocks For 2021: AZZ Inc.(AZZ)

AZZ incorporated provides galvanizing services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment, and engineered services to the power generation, transmission, distribution, and industrial markets. The company operates through two segments, Energy and Galvanizing Services. The Energy segment provides specialized products and services designed to support industrial, nuclear, and electrical applications. This segment offers custom switchgear, electrical enclosures, medium and high voltage bus ducts, explosion proof and hazardous duty lighting, nuclear safety-related equipment, and tubular products to multi-national companies, and small independent companies. It also supplies safety related equipment for the nuclear industry. This segment sells its products through manufacturers representatives, distributors, agents, and internal sales force. The Galvanizing Services segment offers hot dip galvanizing services to the steel fabrication industry. This segment serves fabricators or manufacturers that provide services to the electrical and telecommunications, bridge and highway, petrochemical, and general industrial markets, as well as original equipment manufacturers. As of February 29, 2016, the company operated 43 galvanizing plants located in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Illinois, Louisiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia in the United States; and Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia, Canada. AZZ incorporated was founded in 1956 and is based in Fort Worth, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AZZ Inc (NYSE:AZZ) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 5th, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 16th will be paid a dividend of 0.17 per share by the industrial products company on Tuesday, October 30th. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.49%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 15th.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    AZZ Inc. (NYSE:AZZ)Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallOct. 9, 2018, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    In addition to slashing its global growth forecast, the IMF also cut expectations for the economies of Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Iran, and Turkey. Emerging economies are facing higher capital outflows, rising interest rates, and increased debt pressures.The ongoing rise of the U.S. dollar has raised the borrowing costs of emerging markets as their currencies depreciated against the greenback. The IMF also had said America’s international trade policies could slow global growth by an additional 0.8% in 2020. Italian populists are raising red flags over the new coalition government’s 2019 budget and expected deficit targets. The government has said that it will target a 2.4% GDP deficit next year, followed by declines to 2.1% and 1.8% in 2020 and 2021, respectively. Italian bonds surged to their highest levels since 2014. U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to fulfill a campaign promise to eliminate a ban on ethanol blending during summer driving season. The policy is aimed at providing a boost to Corn Belt Republicans, who are facing tight Congressional races. Trump’s ongoing trade battle with China and Europe has suppressed corn and soybean prices due to China’s retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agricultural commodities.
    Stocks to Watch Today: PZZA, FB, GOOGL
    This morning, shares of Papa John’s International Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) jumped 12% on speculation that a major hedge fund could buy more than just a slice of the company. Multiple reports indicate that Trian Fund Management is considering a bid to purchase the company. The company remains in a massive spat after booting its founder and former CEO John Schnatter, who was ousted earlier this year after making controversial statements during a conference call. Schnatter

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in AZZ Inc (NYSE:AZZ) by 7.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 3,534,695 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 242,714 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned 13.58% of AZZ worth $153,583,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019

Teck Resources (NYSE:TECK) performed exceptionally well in 2016, rising from the low single digits to the mid-$20s. I don’t think the stock will repeat that strong performance in 2017. However, I do think the stock will outperform the S&P 500 with strong double-digit gains. Teck Resources’ recent 20% pullback has the stock at an oversold level. The stock remains undervalued as compared to its peers and the broader market. The company has multiple catalysts that will drive the stock’s outperformance from this undervalued level.

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Teck Resources is poised to benefit from an improving economy and from President-elect, Donald Trump’s plan to spend $1 trillion on U.S. infrastructure over a 10-year period. New construction starts are expected to increase 5% in 2017. That forecast was projected before the U.S. Presidential election. So, if Trump gets his infrastructure plan passed, we could see a higher percentage increase in construction spending. Teck Resources will benefit from its mining of copper, metallurgical coal and other minerals.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Facebook, Inc.(FB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has a new in-house lobbyist. According to CNBC:

    Facebook is shuffling around its senior leadership in the wake of increased regulatory scrutiny following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Matthew Frankel, and Dan Caplinger]

    Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) may have been one of the most hyped IPOs in history. But brave investors who bought on the first day of trading and held until today have enjoyed total returns of 377%. That’s an incredibly impressive return, especially when considering that Facebook has been a public company for only about six years.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    On this episode of MarketFoolery, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker hit on a few of the week’s biggest stock market stories. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) had yet another security breach this weekend, which you probably saw if you spent any time on the platform. Then, the company announced a new video-chatting device. But who’s going to trust Facebook enough to put the Portal in their living room?

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Chinanet Online (NASDAQ:CNET) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: AZZ Inc.(AZZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    AZZ Inc. (NYSE:AZZ)Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallOct. 9, 2018, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Netshoes (Cayman) Limited (NASDAQ: NETS) shares dipped 43.73 percent to close at $2.87 on Tuesday as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.
    Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) shares dropped 29.01 percent to close at $0.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares fell 22.2 percent to close at $0.340 after reporting Q1 miss.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) fell 19.95 percent to close at $12.08 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) fell 19.68 percent to close at $3.775 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) dropped 18.47 percent to close at $9.62 on Tuesday after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) declined 16.21 percent to close at $2.43. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALJJ) shares fell 16.13 percent to close at $1.79.
    Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) shares dropped 14.93 percent to close at $13.16 following a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Restoration Robotics Inc (NASDAQ: HAIR) fell 14.42 percent to close at $3.68 after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    iCAD, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICAD) declined 13.01 percent to close at $3.41 following Q1 results.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) fell 12.44 percent to close at $1.97.
    Histogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HSGX) declined 12.24 percent to close at $2.15.
    AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) fell 12.1 percent to close at $39.60 following Q3 earnings.
    Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ: HNRG) fell 11.1 percent to close at $6.49.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) dropped 10.66 percent to close at $16.93 on Tuesday.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) slipp

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AZZ Inc (NYSE:AZZ) shot up 11.2% during trading on Tuesday after the company announced better than expected quarterly earnings. The stock traded as high as $51.50 and last traded at $48.50. 918,200 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 455% from the average session volume of 165,531 shares. The stock had previously closed at $43.60.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of AZZ Inc (NYSE:AZZ) by 0.2% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 729,371 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 1,584 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in AZZ were worth $31,691,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Enbridge Inc(ENB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Considering that Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) has completed several billion dollars in asset sales in recent quarters and consolidated all of its subsidiary partnerships under one roof, this was a rather impressive fourth quarter. The company saw a significant boost to its bottom line thanks to several major capital projects going live this past year, and now management has laid out a plan to keep up that pace for several years.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Oil prices have improved dramatically over the past year as OPEC’s move to drain off the supply glut proved more successful than envisioned. That rising tide has lifted most oil stocks. However, that doesn’t mean investors have missed the boat, since many oil stocks still have ample upside. Two top ones where that’s the case are Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) and Enbridge (NYSE:ENB).

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    That, in turn, limited the benefit that parent Enbridge Inc. (NYSE:ENB) could derive from the partnership. Effectively, the lower unit price increased the cost of drop-downs (Enbridge Inc. selling assets to Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P., to raise cash at the parent level for investment) to the point where they no longer made sense. So, Enbridge Inc. offered to buy Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P., and another partnership it controlled, Spectra Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SEP).   

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    In addition to that, Brookfield has agreed to buy Enbridge’s (NYSE:ENB) Western Canadian natural gas gathering and processing business. The company will invest about $540 million in the acquisition, giving it a stake in the largest operation of its kind in Canada, which has it strategically positioned for expansion. Meanwhile, Enbridge will use the cash to pay down debt and fund its large slate of expansion projects.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One asset that’s reportedly on the block is Enbridge’s (NYSE:ENB) Canadian midstream assets, which the company is looking to sell so that it can reduce debt. Enbridge reportedly already has received several bids from potential buyers including Keyera Corp and Pembina Pipeline, which valued the portfolio for as much as CA$4.5 billion ($3.5 billion). That price point would be right in Kinder Morgan Canada’s wheelhouse since it just happens to be about what it will receive from the Government of Canada.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Enbridge Inc (TSE:ENB) (NYSE:ENB) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday after GMP Securities raised their price target on the stock from C$55.00 to C$57.00. The company traded as high as C$47.50 and last traded at C$46.67, with a volume of 2103786 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at C$46.84.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Synnex Corporation(SNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    But several individual companies couldn’t keep up. Read on to learn why Under Armour (NYSE:UA) (NYSE:UAA), Telecom Argentina (NYSE:TEO), and Synnex (NYSE:SNX) underperformed the market today.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    We have you covered. This week, we did our digging into the numbers, and we have found three stocks that could surge 80% or more in the months ahead. Let’s dig into them as the market opens… right here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Thursday
    A leaked report from a Chinese government think tank warned of “financial panic” across the country. In addition to concerns about the ongoing trade battle with the United States, the National Institution for Finance & Development warned about the ongoing use of leverage in the stock market. The think tank argued that China’s central bank must be ready to step in and support the nation’s markets (the Shanghai Composite is off 20% since January) in the event of a liquidity crisis. This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce said that Q1 gross domestic product (GDP) growth slowed far more than analysts had expected. During January through March, we saw the weakest levels of consumer spending in roughly five years. GDP clocked in at just 2.0%, a downturn from the 2.2% reported by the agency last month. Markets appear to believe that the economy has rebounded during the second quarter thanks in part to the massive tax cuts in January. However, ongoing trade tensions and increasing uncertainty around the globe could potentially spur a panic at any time. In 2018, major telecom carriers will begin rolling out 5G networks across the country, and the development could be one of the biggest ever. This technological leap is creating some incredible profit opportunities for tech stocks. According to Swedish network equipment manufacturer Ericsson ADR (Nasdaq: ERIC), new 5G-related features could produce as much as $1.3 trillion annually in additional revenue for carriers by 2026. Just imagine how much money you could make if you get in early and invest right now in the top 5G stocks. It would be a fortune. Today, we show you the undervalued stock that is going to lead this revolution, and it could make you rich.
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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cross Research lowered shares of SYNNEX (NYSE:SNX) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Friday morning.

    Other research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price target on shares of SYNNEX from $140.00 to $130.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Friday. Pivotal Research reduced their price target on shares of SYNNEX from $135.00 to $130.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Friday. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a buy rating and issued a $135.00 price target (down previously from $151.00) on shares of SYNNEX in a report on Monday, April 2nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of SYNNEX from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, June 5th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of SYNNEX from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $141.14.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Costamare Inc.(CMRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [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 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 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.

10 Stocks To Watch For May 15, 2018

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

Wall Street expects Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD) to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $25.22 billion before the opening bell. Home Depot shares fell 0.04 percent to $191.00 in after-hours trading.
Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday. Switch shares dropped 7.18 percent to $14.36 in the after-hours trading session.
Analysts are expecting Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) to have earned $0.16 per share on revenue of $163.65 million in the latest quarter. Boot Barn will release earnings after the markets close. Boot Barn shares gained 1.4 percent to $21.80 in after-hours trading.
Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Monday. Famous Dave’s of America shares gained 7.69 percent to $8.40 in the after-hours trading session.
Before the markets open, Eagle Materials Inc (NYSE: EXP) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $306.04 million. Eagle Materials shares fell 0.09 percent to $105.72 in after-hours trading.

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Pfenex Inc (NYSE: PFNX) shares surged over 25 percent in after-hours trading after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events. Pfenex shares climbed 25.41 percent to $7.65 in the after-hours trading session.
Analysts expect AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $231.53 million before the opening bell. AZZ shares dropped 0.66 percent to close at $45.05 on Monday.
Vipshop Holdings Ltd – ADR (NYSE: VIPS) reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday. Vipshop shares dipped 14.45 percent to $12.91 in the after-hours trading session.
After the closing bell, PetIQ, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETQ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $108.58 million. PetIQ shares rose 1.29 percent to close at $19.63 on Monday.
Restoration Robotics Inc (NASDAQ: HAIR) reported downbeat results for its first quarter on Monday. Restoration Robotics shares dropped 19.77 percent to $3.45 in the after-hours trading session.

10 Stocks To Watch For May 15, 2018

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

Wall Street expects Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD) to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $25.22 billion before the opening bell. Home Depot shares fell 0.04 percent to $191.00 in after-hours trading.
Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday. Switch shares dropped 7.18 percent to $14.36 in the after-hours trading session.
Analysts are expecting Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) to have earned $0.16 per share on revenue of $163.65 million in the latest quarter. Boot Barn will release earnings after the markets close. Boot Barn shares gained 1.4 percent to $21.80 in after-hours trading.
Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Monday. Famous Dave’s of America shares gained 7.69 percent to $8.40 in the after-hours trading session.
Before the markets open, Eagle Materials Inc (NYSE: EXP) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $306.04 million. Eagle Materials shares fell 0.09 percent to $105.72 in after-hours trading.

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Pfenex Inc (NYSE: PFNX) shares surged over 25 percent in after-hours trading after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events. Pfenex shares climbed 25.41 percent to $7.65 in the after-hours trading session.
Analysts expect AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $231.53 million before the opening bell. AZZ shares dropped 0.66 percent to close at $45.05 on Monday.
Vipshop Holdings Ltd – ADR (NYSE: VIPS) reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday. Vipshop shares dipped 14.45 percent to $12.91 in the after-hours trading session.
After the closing bell, PetIQ, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETQ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $108.58 million. PetIQ shares rose 1.29 percent to close at $19.63 on Monday.
Restoration Robotics Inc (NASDAQ: HAIR) reported downbeat results for its first quarter on Monday. Restoration Robotics shares dropped 19.77 percent to $3.45 in the after-hours trading session.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019

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

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

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

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Arris Group Inc(ARRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    Based in San Francisco, Dedrone also has the backing of Dominic Orr, CEO of Aruba Networks, a unit of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Inc. (NYSE: HPE); and Selina Lo, CEO of Ruckus Wireless, a unit of Arris International PLC (Nasdaq: ARRS).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cubic Corporation(CUB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    In actuality, we think the reverse is true for several reasons. We believe that there is a higher level of investor neglect in the small cap space, and neglect, in an investment sense, creates valuation discounts from fair value. Small cap names are less well-known and understood. For example, most of you have never heard of Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB), but you have likely used the public transportation systems in New York, London, Sydney, etc. that rely on Cubic for fare collection services. Likewise, Multi-Color is a confusing name for the second largest label maker in the world. To understand these businesses, investors need to dig a little deeper with active fundamental research – a Third Avenue strength.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) shares were also up, gaining 15 percent to $61.45. Cubic reported Q4 net income of $13.2 million, after posting a loss in the year-ago period. Cubic also disclosed that it has been selected for contract from Boston MBTA to deliver next-generation fare payment system.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Friday, small cap Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) had closed up 10.26% with shares rising again in early Monday trading. Cubic Corporation designs, integrates and operates systems, products and services focused in the transportation, defense training and secure communications markets. As the parent company of two major business units,the Companysmission is to increase situational awareness and understanding for customers worldwide. Cubic Transportation Systems is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services to create intelligent travel solutions for public transit authorities and operators whileCubic Global Defense is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems, secure communications and networking and highly specialized support services for military and security forces of the U.S. and allied nations.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Castlight Health, inc.(CSLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Castlight Health (NYSE:CSLT)share price climbed 13.2% Wednesday after an SEC filing revealed that Maverick Capital had significantly boosted its stake in the company to 10.6%.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Arc Wireless Solutions Inc.(ARCW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Watts Water Technologies (NYSE: WTS) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap manufacturing and 3D printing service provider ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ: ARCW) as a short trade:

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Digital Realty Trust Inc.(DLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) shares shot up 10 percent to $61.07. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR) announced plans to merge with DuPont Fabros.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Last year was brutal for hedge fund investors — but you wouldn’t know it from the fund managers’ paychecks: Link

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    Jefferies Upgraded ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) from Hold to Buy
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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Selective Insurance Group, Inc.(SIGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Selective Insurance (NASDAQ:SIGI) – Boenning Scattergood decreased their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Selective Insurance in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 3rd. Boenning Scattergood analyst R. Farnam now expects that the insurance provider will earn $0.83 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.96. Boenning Scattergood has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Boenning Scattergood also issued estimates for Selective Insurance’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.04 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.88 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.85 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.98 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $1.05 EPS.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Constellium N.V.(CSTM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Monday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested that small cap aluminum products and solutions stockConstellium NV (NYSE: CSTM) is looking like a short-term long bullish trade:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Constellium NV (NYSE: CSTM) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.18 billion.

    Qiwi PLC (NASDAQ: QIWI) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $13.85 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Nielsen N.V.(NLSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) dropped about 1.5% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $40.97 after closing Wednesday at $41.59. The 52-week high is $55.94. Volume of around 5.2 million was about 70% above the daily average of around 3.2 million shares traded. The company had no specific news Thursday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

    Get GGP alerts:

    Read This Before Trade: Facebook, Inc. (FB), GGP Inc. (GGP) (nmsunews.com) Ggp Inc (GGP)’s Weekly Performance of -0.90% Is Nothing to Write Home About (parkcitycaller.com) Is GGP Inc (NYSE:GGP) A Good Dividend Stock? (finance.yahoo.com) GGP (GGP) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Hold” (americanbankingnews.com) Dazzling Stocks: GGP Inc. (NYSE:GGP), Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN), AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE … (thestreetpoint.com)

    GGP has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of GGP in a research report on Monday, February 12th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 target price on shares of GGP in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Mizuho raised GGP from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, March 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded GGP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, April 11th. Finally, Barclays cut their price target on GGP from $24.00 to $23.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. GGP currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $24.92.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) lost nearly 2.7% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $42.25 after closing Thursday at $43.41. The 52-week high is $55.94. Volume of around 6.7 million was nearly 3 times the daily average of around 2.6 million shares traded. The data research and information company had no specific news Friday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARP Americas LP grew its position in Nielsen Holdings (NYSE:NLSN) by 41.2% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 14,400 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 4,200 shares during the period. ARP Americas LP’s holdings in Nielsen were worth $458,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: AZZ Inc.(AZZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “AZZ Incorporated (AZZ) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages” was reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this report on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US and international copyright and trademark legislation. The correct version of this report can be viewed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3371765/azz-incorporated-azz-receives-average-rating-of-hold-from-brokerages.html.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Money MorningDirector of Technology & Venture Capital Research Michael A. Robinson has brought our readers some of the best ways to make money on technology stocks. But there’s always been one company that he’s largely avoided over his career… until now. You’re not going to believe what U.S. tech firm Michael says will unleash a wave of profits on investors in the future. Find out here.

    Four Stocks to Watch Today: FB, TSLA, JPM, WFC
    Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee. Congress is investigating the data scraping efforts of Cambridge Analytica, which have brought a significant amount of embarrassment to the social media giant. Congress will be asking questions about the firm’s privacy practices in the wake of the policy that allowed Cambridge Analytica to obtain the personal information of roughly 87 million users. Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) made small gains after the announcement by China’s president to cut import tariffs. But there was a second factor that provided investor enthusiasm this morning. The head of the National Transportation Safety Board said that he had a “constructive conversation” with Tesla CEO Elon Musk as the agency probes a recent fatal crash involving the firm’s semi-autonomous vehicles. Markets are paying close attention to earnings reports this week. The first major test of earnings season will come later this week after several key U.S. banks report earnings. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), and Wells Fargo & Co.(NYSE: WFC) will all report earnings on Friday morning. Look for additional earnings reports from Jamba Inc. (Nasdaq: JMBA), MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc.(NYSE: MSM), AZZ Inc.(NYSE: AZZ), and Healthcare Services Group Inc. (Nasdaq: HCSG).

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Flagstar Bancorp, Inc.(FBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    When Alessandro DiNello was named CEO of Flagstar Bancorp Inc (NYSE: FBC) in 2013, the bank was on a financial precipice.

    The bank’s business was almost entirely mortgages. As the industry unraveled nationally, Flagstar accepted $267 million in TARP money in 2009 — as well as private equity financing — to maintain solvency.

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Seven years ago, China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (ADR) (NYSE: CHU) solidified a deal with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) to bring iPhones to China.

Over the past 10 years, China Unicom has risen more than 50 percent. However, shorter-term, the telecom service provider has seen much more volatility. Looking at the five-year chart, the stock is down roughly 35 percent. For the year-to-date period, the stock is up 5 percent; however, over the past full year, the stock is down almost 27 percent.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: AZZ Inc.(AZZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “AZZ Incorporated (AZZ) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages” was reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this report on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US and international copyright and trademark legislation. The correct version of this report can be viewed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3371765/azz-incorporated-azz-receives-average-rating-of-hold-from-brokerages.html.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Money MorningDirector of Technology & Venture Capital Research Michael A. Robinson has brought our readers some of the best ways to make money on technology stocks. But there’s always been one company that he’s largely avoided over his career… until now. You’re not going to believe what U.S. tech firm Michael says will unleash a wave of profits on investors in the future. Find out here.

    Four Stocks to Watch Today: FB, TSLA, JPM, WFC
    Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee. Congress is investigating the data scraping efforts of Cambridge Analytica, which have brought a significant amount of embarrassment to the social media giant. Congress will be asking questions about the firm’s privacy practices in the wake of the policy that allowed Cambridge Analytica to obtain the personal information of roughly 87 million users. Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) made small gains after the announcement by China’s president to cut import tariffs. But there was a second factor that provided investor enthusiasm this morning. The head of the National Transportation Safety Board said that he had a “constructive conversation” with Tesla CEO Elon Musk as the agency probes a recent fatal crash involving the firm’s semi-autonomous vehicles. Markets are paying close attention to earnings reports this week. The first major test of earnings season will come later this week after several key U.S. banks report earnings. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), and Wells Fargo & Co.(NYSE: WFC) will all report earnings on Friday morning. Look for additional earnings reports from Jamba Inc. (Nasdaq: JMBA), MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc.(NYSE: MSM), AZZ Inc.(NYSE: AZZ), and Healthcare Services Group Inc. (Nasdaq: HCSG).

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: CM Finance Inc(CMFN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: ESSA Pharma Inc.(EPIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: PulteGroup, Inc.(PHM)

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 Rich Smith]

    No fewer than eight separate analysts raised their price targets on shares of PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM) today, and two of them upgraded the stock, according to StreetInsider.com (subscription required). What’s got Wall Street so excited about Pulte this morning? Let’s find out.

  • [By The Ticker Tape]

    D.R. Horton and PulteGroup (PHM) are expected to report Q2 earnings on April 20th. Both companies beat analyst’s revenue and earnings expectations last quarter. Looking at Figure 1 below, all three of the major U.S. homebuilders have outperformed the S&P 500 year-to-date.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows KB Home along with large cap D.R. Horton, Inc (NYSE: DHI) and mid capsLennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN) and PulteGroup, Inc (NYSE: PHM) somewhat range bound or volatile for the past four years:

  • [By ]

    4. PulteGroup (NYSE: PHM)
    The technical chart of this $8 billion market cap builder mirrors that of Toll Brothers.

    While the stock is off 12% this year, new orders have jumped, the backlog is soaring, and sales have grown double digits annually for the last four years.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bovie Medical Corporation(BVX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) were down 20 percent to $2.11. Bovie Medical reported a Q1 loss of $0.06 per share on sales of $8.4 million.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Curis, Inc.(CRIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    These are the 10 best penny stocks that have seen the biggest returns over the last week (March 7 – March 14)…

    Penny StockCurrent PriceWeekly Gain (March 7 – March 14)Ocera Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: OCRX)$1.47+147.1%Internap Corp. (Nasdaq: INAP)$3.28+41.4%Soligenix Inc. (Nasdaq: SNGX)$2.94+40%Navios Maritime Partners LP (NYSE: NMM)$2.63+37%QuickLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QUIK)$2.14+30.5%Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: ADMP)$4.60+22.7EXCO Resources Inc. (NYSE: XCO)$0.65+20.5%Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CYCC)$4.38+20.3%Hebron Technology Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: HEBT)$3.99+19.1%Curis Inc. (Nasdaq: CRIS)$2.85+18.4%

    As a reminder, this is only a tracking metric of penny stocks trading on SEC-regulated exchanges like the Nasdaq and NYSE. Although these top penny stocks are safer than those trading on the pink sheets, we don’t recommend buying any of them without the proper amount of financial research.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Skorney’s namesVertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX),Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT), and Curis (CRIS) his top biotech picks for 2017, while Ulz chosesBioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN) andParatek Pharmaceuticals (PRTK).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Curis Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) matched a 52-week low of $0.88 set Friday. The 52-week high is $3.48. Volume was about 4 million, four times the daily average of around 1 million. The drugmaker had no specific news Monday.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.(BMRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By George Budwell, Rich Smith, and Matthew DiLallo]

    With this question in mind, we asked three of our contributors which stocks they recommend to buy and hold for the next 20 years. They suggestedBioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:BMRN), Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD), andLockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT). Below, they discuss why they chose these particular stocks, and why investors with a long-term outlook may want to consider adding them to their portfolios right now.

  • [By ]

    This week we get our first look at quarterly numbers from major drug and biotech giants such as AbbVie (ABBV)  , Amgen (AMGN)  , Biogen (BIIB) , Biomarin Pharmaceuticals (BMRN)  and Action Alerts PLUS holding Eli Lilly (LLY) , which all provide the market a glimpse of how the first quarter was for the industry over the next few days,” according to Real Money Pro columnist Bret Jensen.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

    Get BioMarin Pharmaceutical alerts:

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN) Director Sells $318,750.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday (americanbankingnews.com) BioMarin Pharmaceutical’s (BMRN) “Outperform” Rating Reiterated at BMO Capital Markets (americanbankingnews.com) Three healthcare stocks driving the gene therapy momentum (ca.finance.yahoo.com) 4 Red-Hot Biotech Stocks to Buy Before Earnings (247wallst.com)

    Shares of BioMarin Pharmaceutical stock traded down $1.32 on Friday, hitting $82.30. 2,278,721 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,207,934. BioMarin Pharmaceutical has a one year low of $75.81 and a one year high of $100.51. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 2.70 and a quick ratio of 2.12. The firm has a market cap of $14,490.73, a price-to-earnings ratio of -122.84 and a beta of 1.69.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTX) is breaking out from a bullish continuation pattern after completing a 2-year+ consolidation bottom. Upside is seen to the $200 area. Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ: CELG), Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN), and Incyte Corp. (NASDAQ: INCY) have weaker technical patterns and may have further downside risks. BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) is forming a potential bearish top – a move below $77.98 would open $71 to the $60 area.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    You might not have heard too much about Akebia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AKBA), BioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:BMRN), and Idera Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IDRA). These are three biotech stocks that you could be overlooking — but deserve your attention. Here’s why.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) is expected to report its most recent quarterly results on February 22. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters are calling for a net loss of $0.24 per share on $357.49 million in revenue. The same period of last year had a net loss of $0.53 per share and $300.09 million in revenue. Shares of BioMarin were last seen at $84.98, with a consensus price target of $110.32 and a 52-week range of $78.50 to $100.51.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc(LL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap hardwood flooring stockLumber Liquidators Holdings Inc (NYSE: LL) is scheduled for before the market opens onTuesday (February 21th). Lumber Liquidators Holdingshad been ahighflying stock until the middle of 2013 when shares were hit be allegations that the companys flooring products contained illegal levels of formaldehyde. Shares then took another hit on reports that the Department of Homeland Security andthe USFish and Wildlife Servicehad executed a sealed court-issuedsearch/raid on theheadquarters for possible sourcing violations.Lumber Liquidators Holdingslater won a favorable ruling in a California lawsuit filed under the state’s Proposition 65 covering cancer-causing chemicals and agreed to pay $2.5 million (without admitting wrongdoing) to settle a civil matter with the California Air Resources Board.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap hardwood flooring stockLumber Liquidators Holdings Inc (NYSE: LL) reportedQ2 2017 earnings before the market opened this morning with better than expected earnings sending shares soaring as the Company went into earnings with short interest of 24.68% according to Highshortinterest.com. Net sales increased10.7% to $263.5 million as net sales in comparable stores increased 8.8% driven by a 5.3% increase in the number of customers invoiced and a 3.5% increase in the average sale. Merchandise sales in comparable stores grew 6.1% in the quarter whilenet sales in non-comparable stores increased $4.4 million. The Company did not open any stores during the second quarter of 2017 with the total store count remaining at 385 as of June 30, 2017. Net income was $4.5 million versusa net loss of $12.2 million for the first profit in the wake of a 2015 “60 Minutes” report that claimed the Companys laminate flooring contained high levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde.

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    If you remember about a year ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention let the world know that consumers who had purchased the China-produced flooring from Lumber Liquidators Holdings (NYSE:LL) were roughly three times more likely to fall ill with cancer. That rate was much higher than earlier calculations following the 2015 broadcast by CBS’ 60 Minutes.The stock shed much of its value since the 2015 airing, but rebounded 17% on Tuesday after it reported a narrower-than-expected loss during the fourth quarter, offering investors a slight amount of hope going forward.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lumber Liquidators Holdings (NYSE:LL) – Oppenheimer upped their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Lumber Liquidators in a report issued on Tuesday, May 1st. Oppenheimer analyst B. Nagel now forecasts that the specialty retailer will post earnings of $0.80 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $0.70.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: PCM, Inc.(PCMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PCM (NASDAQ: PCMI) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Catalog & mail-order houses” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare PCM to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    PCM Inc (NASDAQ: PCMI) was down, falling around 26 percent to $14.63. PCM reported Q2 adjusted earnings of $0.47 per share on sales of $560.1 million.

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

    Thursday morning, the information technology shares gained 1.72 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI), up 17 percent, and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD), up 13 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares shot up 52 percent to $7.235 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares gained 24.2 percent to $21.80 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 22 percent to $2.625 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) jumped 21.3 percent to $411.871 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 17 percent to $3.10 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) rose 15.9 percent to $18.34 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) gained 15.6 percent to $12.20 following Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) surged 14.4 percent to $260.3901 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) gained 13.8 percent to $3.70.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 13.5 percent to $29.815 after reporting strong Q1 results.
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 13.5 percent to $38.30 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 13.1 percent to $10.985 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) shares gained 11.8 percent to $63.59 following Q1 results. California Water Service Group made an offer for SJW.
    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) climbed 9.8 percent to $278.40 following Q1 results.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS)

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Western Union Company (WU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    You don’t need to be an expert technical trader to figure out the price action in shares of $10 billion payment services stock Western Union (WU) . Instead, the price action is more or less as simple as it gets. Since January, Western Union has been a “buy the dips stock”, bouncing its way higher in a well-defined uptrend. And shares are showing traders another buyable dip this week.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Brian Mathews]

    Western Union Co. (NYSE: WU) is the leading independent provider of consumer money transfer services. After a rough couple of years and dealing with compliance and regulatory issues, WU has finally weathered the storm. Market share has stabilized and revenues have been slowly growing. One of Western Union’s strengths is its size in the industry. The money-transfer business is highly scalable because the incremental costs of processing additional transactions are minimal. This allows WU to have operating margins that are twice as large as its closest competitor. Also, since WU is a highly recognizable brand, consumers flock to use its services in comparison to its peers. Western Union submitted a bid to buy the Australian company OzForex. If this deal goes through, it will provide additional scale to WU, especially to a market clientele that is more affluent. With the troubling times behind the company and expansion on the horizon, expect WU stock to appreciate to $24.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Western Union Co. (NYSE: WU) dropped 2.9% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $17.38. Shares closed at $18.93 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.21. Volume was more nearly 10% above the daily average of around 6 million shares. The company’s stock was hit following an announcement from Walmart of a worldwide money transfer service.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Western Union (WU) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after MoneyGram International (MGI) received a bid from Euronet Worldwide (EEFT).

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    Shares of Western Union gained 3.5% to $20.27 today, while the S&P 500 fell 0.3% to 2,365.45.MoneyGram International surged 25% to $15.77, while Euronet Worldwide advanced 0.3% to $83.22.

    Normally, two competitors linking up to take on the dominant player in the industry might be considered bad news. BTIG’s Mark Palmer and Giuliano Bolognaexplain why the Western Union reaction”makes sense”:

    While the surge in shares of MoneyGram (MGI, Not Rated) in response to the announcement by Euronet Worldwides (EEFT, Not Rated) that it had offered to buy the company for $15.20 per share in cash was easy to understand the bid trumped the bid of $13.25 per share that MoneyGram received from Alibaba (BABA) affiliate Ant Financial in late January what may have been surprising to some was the positive reaction of shares of MGI remittance competitor Western Union (WU, Buy, $23 PT) to the news.

    With that said, we believe the uptick in WU shares makes some sense insofar as the competitive threat posed by EEFT may be perceived as less imposing than that represented by Ant, especially following reports in February that the latter was planning to raise as much as $3bn to fund global investments.

    We also believe the second bid for MGI serves to underline the attractiveness and potential of the global remittance space, an industry in which WU is the clear leader. Moreover, we think the bid may have given rise to the notion that WU could be an acquisition candidate for another deep-pocketed firm that could lever off its global footprint and the strength of its brand.

    Western Union’s market capitalization rose to $9.8 billion today, from $9.4 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $253 million on sales of $5.4 billion in

Best Biotech Stocks To Invest In 2018

As biotech stocks like Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN), BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN), Incyte (INCY), Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) and Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) get ready to report earnings, Piper Jaffray’s Joshua Schimmer and team write that they “would not be surprised to see the volatility continue.” They explain why:

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Macro considerations have continued to weigh on stocks whenever they’ve shown signs of life and consensus estimates for many of the large cap companies have been declining. With the sector’s underperformance, the delta in the average PEG ratio for biotech growth companies (excluding Medivation (MDVN)) compared to non-biotech growth companies is slightly wider than it’s been for most of the year. As such, we remain constructive on the sector. That said, while valuations are attractive on a relative basis, there remains some uncertainty for the group and we would not be surprised to see the volatility continue…

Best Biotech Stocks To Invest In 2018: AZZ Inc.(AZZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Money MorningDirector of Technology & Venture Capital Research Michael A. Robinson has brought our readers some of the best ways to make money on technology stocks. But there’s always been one company that he’s largely avoided over his career… until now. You’re not going to believe what U.S. tech firm Michael says will unleash a wave of profits on investors in the future. Find out here.

    Four Stocks to Watch Today: FB, TSLA, JPM, WFC
    Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee. Congress is investigating the data scraping efforts of Cambridge Analytica, which have brought a significant amount of embarrassment to the social media giant. Congress will be asking questions about the firm’s privacy practices in the wake of the policy that allowed Cambridge Analytica to obtain the personal information of roughly 87 million users. Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) made small gains after the announcement by China’s president to cut import tariffs. But there was a second factor that provided investor enthusiasm this morning. The head of the National Transportation Safety Board said that he had a “constructive conversation” with Tesla CEO Elon Musk as the agency probes a recent fatal crash involving the firm’s semi-autonomous vehicles. Markets are paying close attention to earnings reports this week. The first major test of earnings season will come later this week after several key U.S. banks report earnings. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), and Wells Fargo & Co.(NYSE: WFC) will all report earnings on Friday morning. Look for additional earnings reports from Jamba Inc. (Nasdaq: JMBA), MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc.(NYSE: MSM), AZZ Inc.(NYSE: AZZ), and Healthcare Services Group Inc. (Nasdaq: HCSG).

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best Biotech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.(FRGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday’s regular session.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Del Taco Restaurants now outperforming Mexican restaurant stock peers such as mid cap Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG) and small caps El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LOCO), Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) and Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CHUY) have mostly been drifting lower lately:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Chipotle Mexican Grills shares back to breakeven while of the small caps peers, El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LOCO) has had the worst performance, Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) is off its 2015s peak and Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CHUY) has been a mixed performer:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows El Pollo LoCo Holdings stabilizing over thepast two yearswhile potentialpeers like large cap Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG) andsmall capsFiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) and Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CHUY)have performed better in the past and appear to be in downtrends for the past 1 1/2 years:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) shares dropped 24 percent to $19.83. Fiesta Restaurant posted in-line Q4 earnings, but sales missed estimates. The company also disclosed that it has suspended its sale exploration process and appointed a new CEO. Raymond James downgraded Fiesta Restaurant from Outperform to Market Perform.

Best Biotech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Franklin Covey Company(FC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

     

    Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $1.81 billion.
    ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE: CAG) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $751.52 million.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $2.95 billion.
    McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share.
    Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCHN) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $356.41 million.
    Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE: FC) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $49.89 million.
    Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.99 per share on revenue of $148.43 million.

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Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now

After a promising start to 2018, major stock indexes forfeited their yearly gains over the past few weeks amid heightened concerns about a looming trade war between the U.S. and China. Now, as investors look to rebound from what has been a tough stretch for many, it could prove prudent to dig deep into the tried-and-true strategies of Wall Street’s top figures.

One of those top performers is, of course, the legendary Warren Buffett. Dubbed the “Oracle of Omaha” for his decades of success, Buffett has amassed billions of dollars through a meticulous brand of value investing that touts patience and confidence. Simply put, Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B ) firm are icons of the investing world.

Berkshire Hathaway’s U.S. long stock portfolio holds positions in 45 individual stocks, with the five-largest of those positions accounting for roughly 62% of its total value. This portfolio is tracked by a large swath of investors looking to mimic the success of Berkshire’s legendary CEO.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.(OMN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE: OMN) were down 14 percent to $8.64 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q3 earnings.

    Sorl Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) was down, falling around 8 percent to $3.68. Greenridge Global downgraded SORL Auto Parts from Buy to Hold.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

     

    General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.60 per share on revenue of $3.86 billion.
    Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.05 per share on revenue of $420.05 million.
    Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $2.03 per share on revenue of $847.79 million.
    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $2.40 per share on revenue of $4.49 billion.
    Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $692.48 million.
    Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $94.64 million.
    UniFirst Corp (NYSE: UNF) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.34 per share on revenue of $366.28 million.
    Exfo Inc (NASDAQ: EXFO) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $60.87 million.
    OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE: OMN) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $205.40 million.
    8Point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $11.60 million.
    Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE: PKE) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $35.30 million.
    Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $24.00 million.
    Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE: IRET) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $56.87 million.
    Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (NYSE: TIK) is estimated to post earnings for the latest quarter.
    Aethlon Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEMD) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.20 per share.
    Ossen Innovation Co Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: OSN) is projected to post ea

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE: OMN) shares were also up, gaining 11 percent to $5.97 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

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Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Taranis Resources Inc. (TNREF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sara Cornell]

    While this can mean excess volatility on the world markets, a silver lining (pun intended) is that mining companies are growing in market favor. Taranis Resources Inc. (OTCBB: TNREF) (TSE: TRO.V), a mining and mineral exploration company based in Colorado and Vancouver, BC, is well positioned for growth in the current volatile markets, largely due to its Thor Deposit, an advanced-stage gold-silver-lead-zinc-copper mineral deposit that has near-surface mineralization that can be extracted with a low cost, open pit mine. Recent discoveries in The Thor Deposit, which is 100% owned by Taranis (OTCBB: TNREF) (TSE: TRO.V), indicate that the area could be prime for development into a significantly bigger mine.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: AZZ Inc.(AZZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Money MorningDirector of Technology & Venture Capital Research Michael A. Robinson has brought our readers some of the best ways to make money on technology stocks. But there’s always been one company that he’s largely avoided over his career… until now. You’re not going to believe what U.S. tech firm Michael says will unleash a wave of profits on investors in the future. Find out here.

    Four Stocks to Watch Today: FB, TSLA, JPM, WFC
    Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee. Congress is investigating the data scraping efforts of Cambridge Analytica, which have brought a significant amount of embarrassment to the social media giant. Congress will be asking questions about the firm’s privacy practices in the wake of the policy that allowed Cambridge Analytica to obtain the personal information of roughly 87 million users. Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) made small gains after the announcement by China’s president to cut import tariffs. But there was a second factor that provided investor enthusiasm this morning. The head of the National Transportation Safety Board said that he had a “constructive conversation” with Tesla CEO Elon Musk as the agency probes a recent fatal crash involving the firm’s semi-autonomous vehicles. Markets are paying close attention to earnings reports this week. The first major test of earnings season will come later this week after several key U.S. banks report earnings. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), and Wells Fargo & Co.(NYSE: WFC) will all report earnings on Friday morning. Look for additional earnings reports from Jamba Inc. (Nasdaq: JMBA), MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc.(NYSE: MSM), AZZ Inc.(NYSE: AZZ), and Healthcare Services Group Inc. (Nasdaq: HCSG).

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 5 Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Yesterday, President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act, a piece of legislation that had rare overwhelming bi-partisan support. The White House issued this statement about the legislation as it passed through Congress on November 30th:

This critically important legislation will get states the resources they need to fight the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic. It invests the $1 billion the President has repeatedly said is necessary to help communities that have seen far too many overdoses. It also responds to the Vice President’s call for a Moonshot in cancer research by investing $1.8 billion in new resources to transform cancer research and accelerate discoveries. Plus, it invests nearly $3 billion to continue the President’s signature biomedical research initiatives, the BRAIN and Precision Medicine Initiatives, over the next decade to tackle diseases like Alzheimer’s and create new research models to find cures and better target treatments.

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Top 5 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Northrop Grumman Corporation(NOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    If Trump wants to find a really big big-ticket item to attack, though, he’ll need to raise his sights above the horizon — raise ’em way up, in fact, and scan the skies for Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE:NOC) new B-21 “Raider” stealth bomber program.

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    Key holdings in ITA include…

    Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) makes a full range of unmanned vehicles. That means it can cover air, land, and sea assignments for both military and commercial uses. The company is widely known for military drones like the Desert Hawk III, used by the U.K. military to surveil suspected terrorists. It also makes the Marlin, an oceangoing drone that can conduct underwater surveys and inspections. Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) makes unmanned aircraft for defense applications naturally. It’s also collaborating with Yamaha Corp. (NYSE ADR: YAMCY) to develop an autonomous helicopter with onboard intelligence-gathering equipment for such civilian uses as search and rescue and forest-fire monitoring. Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) is a great backend play because of its drone-support platform. The Common Ground Control System is an open-format control station that can be used to control all manner of UAVs. I expect the system to be adapted for commercial/industrial use as well.

    As exciting as ITA’s drone exposure is, we also get a nice kicker with this ETF – defense spending.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    An official government strategy may open the door for defense contractors beyond the traditional Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX).

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Also included in the DSCA’s list of pending contracts are two directed toward the NATO Support and Procurement Agency, specifically:

    A $300 million sale of C-17Globemaster III logistics support services, with Boeing acting as prime contractor; and A $33.5 million sale of Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) components, used to protect C-17s from anti-aircraft missile attack, supplied by Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC).

    Add them all up, and the global shopping list for U.S. arms comes to more than $2.6 billion in total value, with most of that going to benefit prime contractors Orbital ATK and Raytheon, Boeing, Textron, and Northrop Grumman — some of the largest defense contractors on the planet, and stalwarts of the U.S. defense industry, each and every one.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Aggressive military and law enforcement spending could be good news for Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR) and Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ: DGLY).

Top 5 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Baidu Inc.(BIDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.STREETAUTHORITY.COM]

    Thanks to these fundamental economic drivers, Asian internet firms like Tencent Holdings (OTC: TCEHY) and Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) have seen their stock prices soar 100% over the last year. JD.com (Nasdaq: JD) and Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) are trading higher by around 50% over the same period. I fully expect this bull market to continue over the long term.

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    LexinFintech Holdings Ltd.  (LX) : “The only ones I’m recommending from China are Baidu.com (BIDU) , Alibaba (BABA) and Baozun (BZUN) .”

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  • [By Leo Sun]

    In late February, Baidu’s (NASDAQ:BIDU) videostreaming subsidiary iQiyi raised $1.53 billion in fresh funds to compete more effectively with rival sites. Hillhouse Capital, IDG Capital, Sequoia Capital, and Baidu all purchased the newly issued convertible bonds, and Baidu disclosed that it had invested $300 million.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Baidu Inc. (Nasdaq: BIDU), the company that manages China’s dominant search engine, has seen its stock price increase 2,000% since 2006. Investment conglomerate Tencent Holdings Ltd. is up a modest 118,550% since its debut on the Hong Kong Exchange in 2004.

  • [By ]

    Earlier this year, Bank of America estimated that between them, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft (MSFT) , Alibaba (BABA) , Baidu  (BIDU) and Tencent would grow their capex by 30% in 2018 to $74.1 billion. Google, it should be noted, just spent much more on capex in Q1 than the $3.4 billion BofA expected it to spend.

Top 5 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: AZZ Inc.(AZZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “AZZ Incorporated (AZZ) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages” was reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this report on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US and international copyright and trademark legislation. The correct version of this report can be viewed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3371765/azz-incorporated-azz-receives-average-rating-of-hold-from-brokerages.html.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Money MorningDirector of Technology & Venture Capital Research Michael A. Robinson has brought our readers some of the best ways to make money on technology stocks. But there’s always been one company that he’s largely avoided over his career… until now. You’re not going to believe what U.S. tech firm Michael says will unleash a wave of profits on investors in the future. Find out here.

    Four Stocks to Watch Today: FB, TSLA, JPM, WFC
    Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee. Congress is investigating the data scraping efforts of Cambridge Analytica, which have brought a significant amount of embarrassment to the social media giant. Congress will be asking questions about the firm’s privacy practices in the wake of the policy that allowed Cambridge Analytica to obtain the personal information of roughly 87 million users. Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) made small gains after the announcement by China’s president to cut import tariffs. But there was a second factor that provided investor enthusiasm this morning. The head of the National Transportation Safety Board said that he had a “constructive conversation” with Tesla CEO Elon Musk as the agency probes a recent fatal crash involving the firm’s semi-autonomous vehicles. Markets are paying close attention to earnings reports this week. The first major test of earnings season will come later this week after several key U.S. banks report earnings. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), and Wells Fargo & Co.(NYSE: WFC) will all report earnings on Friday morning. Look for additional earnings reports from Jamba Inc. (Nasdaq: JMBA), MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc.(NYSE: MSM), AZZ Inc.(NYSE: AZZ), and Healthcare Services Group Inc. (Nasdaq: HCSG).

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Top 5 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Citigroup Inc.(C)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Wells Fargo Securities analyst Mike Mayo is wondering who will replace Citigroup (C) Chairman Michael O’Neill, who is set for mandatory retirement at the end of 2018.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Mike Khouw thinks that we could see a pull back or a continuation of sideways trading in the sector and he suggested a bearish options strategy in Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) as the best way to make money in that scenario. He wants to sell the March 60/62.50 call spread for $1. If Citigroup trades below $60 at the March expiration, Khouw is going to make the maximal profit of $1. Above $61, he's going to lose money and he can maximally lose $1.50.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Among big bank stocks, Morgan Stanley (MS) has fallen 0.7% to $45.86, Goldman Sachs Group (GS), has slipped 0.5% to $246.40, and Citigroup (C) is off 1% at $60.83.

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    But here’s the thing: One of those banks, Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), just rose 14.3% in a four-week period, leaving Money Morning Options Trading Specialist Tom Gentile to wonder, “how much better can they do?”

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) short interest decreased to 21.23 million from the previous level of 25.14 million. Shares were trading at $69.95, in a 52-week range of $56.55 to $80.70.

Top 5 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Roche Holding AG (RHHBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    There’s still a lot to love about BMY and Opdivo, as they have the potential to be much larger. Now, notable BMY buyers could be the likes of Novartis (NYSE:NVS), Roche (OTCQX:RHHBY) or Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) – PFE has been looking to up its presence in the oncology market, and is also looking for a major purchase. BMY has a strong oncology pipeline that could work well with PFE or even Gilead (NASDAQ:GILD). GILD has an interest in oncology, and has plenty of cash for a buyout.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Competition from Biogen (BIIB)/Ionis (IONS)’s Spinraza should be taken into account. Another research collaboration has the purpose of finding novel SMA treatments. PTC Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PTCT) and Roche AG (OTCQX:RHHBY) also have a mid-stage candidate for which positive data has been reported in SMA Type 2/3. To get an idea of the potential here, Spinraza global revenue in the third quarter came in at $271 million. Peak sales are thought to be as much as $3 billion, although that could prove overly optimistic. Currently it is thought that Avexis麓 (NASDAQ:AVXS) AVXS-101 won麓t make it to market until the first half of 2019. While I am partial to AVXS-101 due to mode of administration and possibly superior efficacy, it麓s best to avoid comparisons until later on in this story.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Only Roche (OTCQX:RHHBY) is producing a drug with a similar mechanism to Gilead’s GS-9620. Other drug manufacturers are focused on a variety of methods which could be supportive when used in combination with GS-9620. More information on the drug is expected to be released from Phase 2 clinical trial results in Q1’17. It’s important to note from AASLD abstracts (Abstract 1851) and earlier clinical trial results (page 11) that there is not much evidence of efficacy at this point in time.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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I was so terrified of losing even those few dollars that I thought I needed to make them as safe as possible. So instead of putting them into vehicles that might actually make me some money, I put my funds into a savings account not even a high-yield savings account and once I started to save slightly more, into the safest mutual fund I could find, an intermediate bond fund.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: WD-40 Company(WDFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    WD-40 Company (NASDAQ: WDFC) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.86 per share on revenue of $99.10 million.

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

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    WD-40 Company (NASDAQ: WDFC) reported better-than-expected earnings for its second quarter, but the company missed analysts’ sales estimates. WD-40 shares fell 0.97 percent to $106.00 in the after-hours trading session.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ultra Petroleum Corp.(UPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Our peer group is up an average of 46% over the past 4 weeks in response to a 30% rebound in the 12-month strip NYMEX oil price. Some of the largest gainers include Hold and Sell rated stocks that we would not chase such asDenbury Resources (Sell, +138%), Halcon Resources (HK) (Sell, +147%), Jones Energy (JONE) (Hold, +166%), Rex Energy (REXX) (Sell, +60%), Sanchez Energy (SN) (Hold, +93%), Ultra Petroleum (UPL) (Sell, +61%), andWhiting Petroleum (Hold, +103%), which have outperformed the E&P Index (+32%) over the same time period. Balance sheets and/or well level returns remain challenged for these companies despite improved oil prices. While we believe oil markets should re-balance over the next 12 to 15 months, the recent recovery to $40 could reverse during 2Q16 as bloated inventories continue to rise, new volumes from Iran pressure an oversupplied market, and a highly anticipated decline in non-OPEC supply (especially in the U.S.), is not as steep as expected. The risk of an oil price retracement, which would significantly pressure the recent out-performers, outweighs the upside in these stocks, in our view. However, we are raising our target prices on Buy ratedAnadarko Petroleum ($54 from $48), Concho Resources (CXO) ($120 from $109), Matador Resources (MTDR) ($22 from $21),Noble Energy (NBL) ($40 from $34), SM Energy (SM) ($22 from $15), Rice Energy ($14 from $12), Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) ($155 from $135),Continental Resources ($32 from $28), and Parsley Energy (PE) ($24 from $23). We believe our Buy-rated stocks are better positioned to weather challenging oil markets.

  • [By STOCKPICKR]

    As energy commodity prices have sold off in recent months, so too have the E&P stocks that pull those resources out of the ground. And Ultra Petroleum (UPL) has been no exception. The good news is that you don’t need to be an expert technical trader to figure out why this stock looks toxic here — the setup in shares of Ultra Petroleum is about as simple as they get.

    UPL is bouncing its way lower in a textbook downtrending channel, a price setup that’s formed by a pair of parallel trendlines that have kept UPL range-bound since April. The price channel in UPL identifies the high-probability range for shares to stay within, and so, with shares pressing up against resistance for the eighth time since this price channel kicked off, it makes sense to be a seller on the next bounce lower.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TransEnterix, Inc.(TRXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Friday, four out of ten of the worst performing small cap stocks had double digit losses due to announcing public stock offerings:

    Medical device stock Transenterix Inc (NYSEMKT: TRXC) sank 40.37% after announcing a $24.9 million offeringand the pricing of its public offering of units, each consisting of one share of the Companys common stock, one Series A warrant to purchase one share of common stock and one Series B warrant to purchase 0.75 shares of common stock at a price of $1.00 per unit:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Transenterix Inc (NASDAQ: TRXC) was down, falling around 38 percent to $0.681. TransEnterix reported the pricing of $24.9 million public offering of common stock and warrant.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Ahuge 10% owner of TransEnterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) camein and bought more shares last week. SOFAR SpA added3,722,685 more shares of the medical device companys stock at a reported $1.40 apiece. The total for the trade was posted at $5,226,650.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Zogenix, Inc.(ZGNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZGNX) was down, falling around 8 percent to $35.82 after the company disclosed new efficacy and safety data from its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of ZX008 in Dravet syndrome.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZGNX) was down, falling around 11 percent to $34.75 after the company disclosed new efficacy and safety data from its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of ZX008 in Dravet syndrome.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Merck & Company, Inc.(MRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) traded down 0.84% at $59.29. The stock’s 52-week range is $47.97 to $65.46. Volume was less than half the daily average of around 10.9 million shares. The drug maker had no specific news.

  • [By Mark Balson]

     Just as Jefferies diminished its price target on the stock to 53$ from 54$ and gave a “hold” rating, shares of Merck & Co. (MRK) started slithering by 0.44% to $56.00 on Wednesday morning.

    Kenilworth, NJ-based Merck is a global healthcare company, offering health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products.

  • [By David Zeiler]

    Pharma stocks shot up in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory. Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) both rose about 6%, while Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) jumped 7%.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Merck (NYSE:MRK) is known today as a pharmaceuticals industry leader with a market cap of over $170 billion and a solid dividend. But the stock didn’t always claim the value that it does today. Through acquisitions, mergers, and nine stock splits along the way, the history of Merck stock has a lot of twists and turns.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) which traded up 5.81% at $56.46. The stock’s 52-week range is $52.83 to $66.41. Volume was about 50% above the daily average of around 13 million shares. The company had positive results from a key trial of its lung cancer drug.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    With this rapidly growing market, there are plenty of opportunities for investors. Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS), Merck (NYSE:MRK), and Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) stand out as the top animal-health companies to buy in 2017. Here’s why.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: GigaMedia Limited(GIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap online gaming and cloud computing GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ: GIGM) as a bullish long trade:

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: AZZ Inc.(AZZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Money MorningDirector of Technology & Venture Capital Research Michael A. Robinson has brought our readers some of the best ways to make money on technology stocks. But there’s always been one company that he’s largely avoided over his career… until now. You’re not going to believe what U.S. tech firm Michael says will unleash a wave of profits on investors in the future. Find out here.

    Four Stocks to Watch Today: FB, TSLA, JPM, WFC
    Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee. Congress is investigating the data scraping efforts of Cambridge Analytica, which have brought a significant amount of embarrassment to the social media giant. Congress will be asking questions about the firm’s privacy practices in the wake of the policy that allowed Cambridge Analytica to obtain the personal information of roughly 87 million users. Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) made small gains after the announcement by China’s president to cut import tariffs. But there was a second factor that provided investor enthusiasm this morning. The head of the National Transportation Safety Board said that he had a “constructive conversation” with Tesla CEO Elon Musk as the agency probes a recent fatal crash involving the firm’s semi-autonomous vehicles. Markets are paying close attention to earnings reports this week. The first major test of earnings season will come later this week after several key U.S. banks report earnings. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), and Wells Fargo & Co.(NYSE: WFC) will all report earnings on Friday morning. Look for additional earnings reports from Jamba Inc. (Nasdaq: JMBA), MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc.(NYSE: MSM), AZZ Inc.(NYSE: AZZ), and Healthcare Services Group Inc. (Nasdaq: HCSG).

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    An easy way to profit from this bull market is to buy the ETFs that track these major averages – the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA) and iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average ETF (IYT).

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Since the beginning of 2017, the NIFTY has outperformed both the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) and SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA), with each seeing respective increases of 12.6 percent, 6 percent and 4.9 percent.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Through Tom’s various strategies, followers had the chance to pocket gains of 195.36% in 16 days on Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), 193.39% in 16 days on SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSE Arca: GLD), 100% in eight days on International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), and even 248.42% in 17 days on SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA).

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    A good way to play this is by buying the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA), which tracks the Dow Industrials. We add that the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) would be a good bet as well.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    The SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA) and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) plunged 1.2 percent on the news, although it's worth noting that the markets had traded near these values Wednesday before riding a Thursday rally.

  • [By Tom Gentile]

    An ETF is a fund that tracks indexes such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500. ETFs basically let you trade an entire sector instead of having to pick and choose specific stocks to trade within a sector. ETFs are also a great way for you to hedge against rising interest rates. When it comes to equities, a good ETF to monitor is the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA). For bonds, the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: TLT) is a good way to gauge the bullishness or bearishness of the overall bond market.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Boot(h)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    A10% owner of Hyatt Hotels Corp. (NYSE: H) wasselling some stock this past week. Elsinore Trust parted with a total of 108,815 shares at prices between $52.37 and $53.34. That netted the trust some $2.7 million. The stock closed last Friday at $52.62. The 52-week range for the hotel chain is $44.30 to $58.05, while the consensus price target is $56.44.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Patheon Holdings Co枚peratief U.A. (PTHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Patheon N.V. (NYSE: PTHN) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform and the price target was cut to $28 from $34 (versus a $27.72 close, after an 11.7% drop) at Robert W. Baird. Patheon also was downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc Capital Markets.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    In the parched terrain just south of the United States border, the prices of food and other necessities follow the dollar, whose value has been climbing: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    Industrial Production (MoM) for Feb 0.00% vs 0.20% consensus estimate; Manufacturing Outputs (MoM) for Feb 0.50% vs 0.40% consensus estimate.
    The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index for March is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The index of leading economic indicators for February will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Baker Hughes North American rig count report for the latest week is schedule for release at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Wunderlich upgraded Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) from Hold to Buy
    FBR Capital upgraded L Brands (NYSE: LB) from Market Perform to Outperform
    Morgan Stanley upgraded Dean Foods (NYSE: DF) from Neutral to Overweight
    Baird downgraded Patheon (NYSE: PTHN) from Outperform to Neutral
    Citigroup downgraded SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE: SEAS) from Neutral to Sell
    Goldman Sachs downgraded Macerich (NYSE: MAC) from Neutral to Sell

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) announced plans to acquire Patheon NV (NYSE: PTHN) for $35 per share in cash.

    The deal is projected to complete by the end of 2017.