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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2021

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VirnetX Holding (NYSEMKT:VHC) stock gained 19.4% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The software and intellectual-property company scored a big legal win against Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) in January, as an appeals court shut down the tech giant’s challenge to a previous ruling that found it had infringed on patents held by VirnetX. The decision sent VirnetX shares skyrocketing, and the positive momentum continued last month.

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The appellate court judge presiding over the matter reaffirmed the district judge’s initial ruling finding Apple liable for $439.8 million in damages stemming from patent infringement. VirnetX stock gained 112.5% in January, with most of the stock’s movement related to the case, and the gains rolled into February and March.

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2021: Southern Company (SO)

Southern Company was incorporated under the laws of Delaware on November 9, 1945. Southern Company is registered and qualified to do business under the laws of Georgia and is qualified to do business as a foreign corporation under the laws of Alabama. Southern Company owns all of the outstanding common stock of Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, and Mississippi Power, each of which is an operating public utility company. The traditional operating companies supply electric service in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. More particular information relating to each of the traditional operating companies is as follows: Alabama Power is a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Alabama on November 10, 1927, by the consolidation of a predecessor Alabama Power Company, Gulf Electric Company, and Houston Power Company. The predecessor Alabama Power Company had been in continuous existence since its incorporation in 1906.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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    4. Southern Company (NYSE: SO) — Southern is one of the nation’s largest power generators, with a portfolio of wind, solar, hydro, nuclear, and natural gas power plants that have 46,000 megawatts of capacity. The company also provides electricity and gas utility service to 9 million residential and business customers.

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    4. Southern Company (NYSE: SO) — Southern is one of the nation’s largest power generators, with a portfolio of wind, solar, hydro, nuclear, and natural gas power plants that have 46,000 megawatts of capacity. The company also provides electricity and gas utility service to 9 million residential and business customers.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2021: Entergy Louisiana, Inc.(ELA)

Eland Oil & Gas PLC is focused on building and developing a portfolio of producing upstream oil and gas assets in West Africa. The Company operates in exploration and production of oil and gas reserves in Nigeria segment. The Company’s core assets are the OML 40 license and the Ubima field, both onshore Nigeria. The OML 40 license is situated within the Niger Delta, approximately 75 kilometers northwest of Warri and covers an area of over 498 square kilometers. OML 40 includes Polobo, Abiala South, Opuama, Abiala North, Adagbassa Creek and Ugbo. OML 40’s booked reserves are found in Opuama in the western, and Gbetiokun in the eastern, part of the license. The license area of Ubima Field is approximately 65 square kilometers, located onshore in the northern part of Rivers State and has been carved out of OML 17, which is operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Elastos (CURRENCY:ELA) traded down 5.4% against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 18:00 PM E.T. on September 8th. Elastos has a total market cap of $60.79 million and approximately $1.07 million worth of Elastos was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Elastos coin can now be bought for $7.56 or 0.00121910 BTC on exchanges including Bit-Z, BCEX, CoinEgg and Huobi. Over the last week, Elastos has traded down 26.7% against the US dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Elastos (CURRENCY:ELA) traded 2.8% higher against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on August 31st. One Elastos coin can currently be purchased for $9.84 or 0.00139878 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including LBank, Kucoin, Bit-Z and BCEX. Elastos has a total market cap of $78.05 million and $2.90 million worth of Elastos was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last seven days, Elastos has traded down 4.8% against the dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Elastos (CURRENCY:ELA) traded down 2.3% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on June 19th. Elastos has a market capitalization of $150.76 million and approximately $6.03 million worth of Elastos was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Elastos has traded 6.9% lower against the dollar. One Elastos coin can currently be bought for $28.91 or 0.00428971 BTC on major exchanges including Huobi and BCEX.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2021: Sony Corp Ord(SNE)

Sony Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for consumer, professional, and industrial markets worldwide. The company offers consumer products and devices, including televisions, video cameras, compact digital cameras and interchangeable single-lens cameras, Blu-ray Disc players/recorders, DVD-video players/recorders, home theaters and audio systems, and portable audio and car audio products. It also provides charged coupled devices, complementary metal-oxide semiconductor image sensors, system LSIs, small- and medium-sized LCD panels, and other semiconductors; and components, such as batteries, optical disk drives, chemical products, audio/video/data recording media, storage media, and optical pickups. In addition, the company develops, produces, markets, and distributes games, such as PlayStation3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation 2 hardware and related software; and PCs and flash memory digital audio pl ayers, as well as manufactures broadcast- and professional-use products, Blu-ray discs, DVDs, and CD discs. Further, it produces and distributes motion pictures and television programs, and home entertainment; creates and distributes digital content; operates television networks and studio facilities; and develops entertainment products, services, and technologies. Additionally, the company engages in the music publishing business, as well as provision of various financial services, including insurance, savings products, loans, and credit financing services; and a network service business and an advertising agency business. It also involves in research, development, design, production, marketing, sales, distribution, and servicing mobile phones, accessories, services, and applications. The company was formerly known as Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha and changed its name to Sony Corporation in 1958. Sony Corporation was founded in 1946 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephen Lovely]

    The video game industry has relied on more or less the same business model ever since games moved from arcades to homes. Video game enthusiasts buy consoles like Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) PlayStation 4 or Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox One (or a gaming-ready computer) and then buy individual games. There have been minor changes over time — like the arrival of digital downloads and marketplaces like the PlayStation Store and Steam — but until recently, games were typically purchased individually. It won’t be like that for much longer. In fact, the first subscription streaming services for video games have already arrived.

  • [By Stephen Lovely]

    Subscription streaming services are starting to look like the future of video games.Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Sony (NYSE:SNE) have subscription video game streaming services that work on their consoles. Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) has a streaming service that works on PCs and on its Nvidia Shield TV streaming service. Tech giants Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), and Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) are all reportedly considering or developing subscription video game streaming services.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2021: Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation(IART)

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets surgical implants and medical instruments for use in neurosurgery, extremity reconstruction, orthopedics, and general surgery. The company operates in five segments: U.S. Neurosurgery; U.S. Extremities; U.S. Instruments; U.S. Spine and Other; and International. Its orthopedics products include specialty metal implants for surgery of the extremities, shoulder, and spine; dermal regeneration products and tissue-engineered wound dressings; and nerve and tendon repair products. The company also offers neurosurgery and critical care products, including tissue ablation equipment, dural repair products, cerebral spinal fluid management devices, intracranial monitoring equipment, and cranial stabilization equipment. In addition, it provides extremity products, including bone and joint fixation devices, implants and instruments for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, wrist and shoulder arthroplasty, carpal tunnel syndrome, and cubital tunnel syndrome, as well as regenerative medicine devices for the treatment of acute and chronic wounds, peripheral nerve repair and protection and tendon repair, and bone graft substitutes. Further, the company offers instruments products, such as specialty and general surgical and dental instruments; and surgical lighting for hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, and physician, veterinarian, and dental practices. Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation sells its products directly through various sales forces and other distribution channels in the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Plainsboro, New Jersey.

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    Integra Lifesciences Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:IART)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2021: Just Hold Your Nose and Dive Into Under Armour Inc (UAA)

Down more than 37% since its September-2015 peak (and still within easy reach of new 52-week lows), it would be easy to liken a purchase of Under Armour Inc (NYSE:UAA, NYSE:UA) to catching a falling knife — you generally don’t want to do it. Bolstering the bearish case against Under Armour stock is the fact that even with the steep selloff, UAA shares are still priced at a frothy trailing P/E of 64 [the old ‘UA’ ticker now represents the class C shares; both are still investable].

UAA: Just Hold Your Nose and Dive Into Under Armour StockSource: SandyDover via Flickr (Modified)

There simply aren’t too many stocks the market is willing to value at that level for very long.

And yet, if there was ever an exception to the market’s unspoken limits on price multiples, Under Armour stock is it. As uncomfortable as it may feel to do so, investors may just want to shut their eyes, hold their nose, and dive in.

What Went Wrong fo! r UAA Stock?

For those who’ve kept tabs on Under Armour stock for a while, they’ll know the past year or so has been uncharacteristically disappointing. UAA stock — while it was still UA — advanced 2,500% between March of 2009 and late 2015, entirely in step with revenue growth.

It was a pace that was simply unsustainable though… revenue, as well as the stock’s rally.

In its recently completed third quarter, year-over-year sales growth of 22% was, amazingly enough, relatively disappointing compared to the 28% growth driven in the same quarter a year earlier. Q2’s sales growth pace fell similarly. In fact, that slowing pace has been the norm for roughly a year now.

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It’s not apt to get better anytime soon either. In October, the company warned its sales-growth rate would fall to the lower 20%’s over the course of the next couple of years.

Perhaps worse, margins have begun to dwindle, as the company finds itself spending more and more, but getting less bang for its buck.

This is admittedly a tougher metric to gauge. Per-share profits for Under Armour stock tend to vary widely from one quarter to the next, with the company willing to spend big on team-based sponsorships and celebrity-based endorsements at the drop of a hat, usually in step with a rise to fame rather than on a cyclical basis.

When one takes a step back and looks at the long-term numbers though, it becomes clear that Under Armour has prioritized growth over profits, paying small fortunes (and sometimes large fortunes) to affiliate with high-profile names like Steph Curry and Jordan Spieth.

CEO Kevin Plank says it’s worth the all cost. The persistent weakness from UA and UAA stock, though, says the market isn’t so sure.

The Future Looks Brighter for Under Armour

There was a method to the madness this whole time. It just took Under Armour far longer to reap what it had been sowing for the pas! t several! years … momentum, and a solid foundation. They’re certainly relic ideas in the modern market, where most investors are looking for results in a matter of weeks rather than a matter of years. It has been worth the wait — and expense — for Under Armour though.

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Case in point: Under Armour was recently awarded a 10-year contract by Major League Baseball to provide uniforms for its teams, beginning in 2020.

At 40 players on the expanded roster for 30 MLB teams, with different home and away-game jerseys, there’s a little money to be made with the deal. The real value of the contract, however, is the power of putting the Under Armour logo on the front of those jerseys, providing a constant stream of subtle but powerful advertising. Apparel licensing rights will provide the bulk of subsequent payoff. It’s unlikely Under Armour would have been able to sway Major League Baseball, however, if it hadn’t become the behemoth it has become over the course of the past few years.

As Fortune‘s John Kell explained it:

“As Under Armour gets bigger, it makes it tougher for the company to boost sales at a pace that investors were used to. But there’s one advantage that investors seem to be ignoring. The bigger business means Under Armour can compete for key contracts with sports leagues, individual athletes, and universities. Those deals are important for a brand to become more top of mind with shoppers.”

From here, life actually gets a little easier and relatively less expensive for Under Armour.

Bottom Line for Under Armour Stock

The next new frontier for Under Armour is its direct-to-consumer business, or as it’s more commonly called, e-commerce. The company drove $408 million worth of internet-based sales during the third quarter, or roughly 28% of Under Armour’s total revenue for Q3. That’s actually relatively more e-commerce than most brands are able to drive for themselves, b! ut Under ! Armour wants more.

It’s also getting more. Direct-to-consumer sales were up 29% last quarter, marking another improvement in its e-commerce growth pace even as the pace of sales through brick-and-mortar locales continues to slow.

It’s a key solution to the apparel maker’s problem of thinning margins. Online, Under Armour sells at retail prices rather than wholesale prices.

Whatever the case, e-commerce is another facet that simply wouldn’t have worked quite as well were Under Armour not the readily recognizable name it is now.

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To be fair, UAA/UA still aren’t even close to being contenders for any value awards. This is a growth story, and Under Armour stock is priced as a growth stock. There is growth ahead though, and perhaps of more interest to shareholders, there’s now enough scale that margins could take a turn towards respectability again without crimping the company’s capacity to pay for those much-needed endorsements and sponsorships.

Think of it as a coming-of-age story, if you’re truly in for the long run. Just know it’s an idea that isn’t reflected in most analysts’ opinion.

As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Under Armour (NYSE: UAA), a branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories company, faces competition in most categories. But this is a company where annual profit growth is expected to exceed 28% — and its subscription box experiment is likely to contribute.

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    The Company had also cut back on the space given to Under Armour (NYSE: UAA) with the Chairman & CEO repeatedly blaming them during multiple earnings calls last year for negatively impacting sales; but he noted in the Q&A: we’re enthusiastic about our Under Armour business going forward. But it will remain in the floor space that it has today Under Armour will turnaround in our stores.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Over the past five years, Nike has been the clear winner as Disney has struggled with the transition to streaming. Nike separated itself from Disney recently when it returned to steady growth in key markets and rivalUnder Armour(NYSE:UA) (NYSE:UAA)began falling apart.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2021: Home Depot, Inc. (HD)

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me (DIFM), and professional customers. The company offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets, countertops, water heaters, and sheds; and professional installation in various categories sold through its in-home sales programs, such as roofing, siding, windows, cabinet refacing, furnaces, and central air systems, as well as acts as a contractor to provide installation services to its DIFM customers through third-party installers. It primarily serves home owners; and renovators/remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, installers, small business owners, and tradesmen. The company also sells its products through online. As of December 31, 2015, it had 2,274 stores, including 1,977 in the United States, 182 in Canada, and 115 in Mexico. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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    For example, Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is handing out $5.44 in yearly dividends, supported by $7.29 in annual earnings. That’s a payout ratio of 74% ($5.44/$7.29). Inverse these two figures, and you get a coverage ratio of 134% ($7.29/$5.44), meaning the company rakes in $1.34 of net income for every $1.00 it pays out.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Traders sold shares of Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) on strength during trading hours on Friday after an insider sold shares in the company. $155.17 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $695.74 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $540.57 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Home Depot had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Home Depot traded up $0.62 for the day and closed at $182.23Specifically, EVP Edward P. Decker sold 23,744 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $182.93, for a total transaction of $4,343,489.92. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 86,813 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $15,880,702.09. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Ann Marie Campbell sold 5,450 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $184.67, for a total transaction of $1,006,451.50. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 51,030 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,423,710.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 41,194 shares of company stock valued at $7,553,141 in the last ninety days. 0.25% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) EVP Edward P. Decker sold 23,744 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $182.93, for a total value of $4,343,489.92. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 86,813 shares in the company, valued at $15,880,702.09. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2021: Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW)

The Sherwin-Williams Company, founded in 1866 and incorporated in Ohio in 1884, is engaged in the development, manufacture, distribution and sale of paint, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers primarily in North and South America with additional operations in the Caribbean region, Europe and Asia. Our principal executive offices are located at 101 West Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115-1075, telephone (216) 566-2000. As used in this report, the terms “Sherwin-Williams,” “Company,” “we” and “our” mean The Sherwin-Williams Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless the context indicates otherwise.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc trimmed its position in shares of Sherwin-Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) by 85.4% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 600 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 3,500 shares during the period. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc’s holdings in Sherwin-Williams were worth $234,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJan. 31, 2019 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2021: CompX International Inc.(CIX)

CompX International Inc., incorporated on August 4, 1993, is a manufacturer of security products used in the recreational transportation, postal, office and institutional furniture, cabinetry, tool storage, healthcare and other industries. The Company is a manufacturer of stainless steel exhaust systems, gauges and throttle controls for the recreational marine industry. It operates through two business segments: Security Products and Marine Components. Its security products are offered under the brand names, CompX Security Products, National Cabinet Lock, Fort Lock, Timberline Lock, Chicago Lock, STOCK LOCKS, KeSet, TuBar, StealthLock, ACE, ACE II, CompX eLock, Lockview, System 64, SlamCAM, RegulatoR, CompXpress and GEM. The Company provides marine components under the CompX Marine, Custom Marine, Livorsi Marine, Livorsi II Marine, CMI Industrial, Custom Marine Stainless Exhaust, The #1 Choice in Performance Boating, Mega Rim, Race Rim, Vantage View and GEN-X brands.

Security Products

The Company’s Security Products segment, with one manufacturing facility in Mauldin, South Carolina and one in Grayslake, Illinois, which is shared with Marine Components segment, manufactures mechanical and electrical cabinet locks and other locking mechanisms used in a range of applications, including ignition systems, mailboxes, file cabinets, desk drawers, tool storage cabinets, vending and gaming machines, high security medical cabinetry, electrical circuit panels, storage compartments and gas station security. The Company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cabinet locks and other locking mechanisms. The Company’s security products include disc tumbler locks; pin tumbler locking mechanisms, including KeSet, System 64 and TuBar; and CompX eLock and StealthLock electronic locks, which provide stand-alone or networked security and audit trail capability for drug storage and other valuables through the use of a proximity card, magnetic stripe or keypad credentials. The Company also has a! product line suitable for customers, which is offered through a North American distribution network to locksmith distributors and smaller original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) through the STOCK LOCKS distribution program.

Marine Components

The Company’s Marine Components segment manufactures and distributes stainless steel exhaust components, gauges, throttle controls, trim tabs, hardware and accessories primarily for performance and ski/wakeboard boats. The Company’s specialty marine component products are high precision components designed to operate within tight tolerances in the marine environment. The marine components include original equipment and aftermarket stainless steel exhaust headers, exhaust pipes, mufflers and other exhaust components; gauges, such as global positioning system (GPS) speedometers and tachometers; mechanical and electronic controls and throttles; steering wheels and other billet aluminum accessories, and dash panels, LED lighting, wire harnesses and other accessories.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Shares of CI Financial Corp (TSE:CIX) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and three have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is C$25.75.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CI Financial (TSE:CIX) had its price objective decreased by analysts at TD Securities from C$25.00 to C$24.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday. TD Securities’ price target would indicate a potential upside of 12.36% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CI Financial (TSE:CIX) had its price objective decreased by analysts at TD Securities from C$25.00 to C$24.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday. TD Securities’ price target would indicate a potential upside of 12.36% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CI Financial Corp (TSE:CIX)’s share price hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as C$23.92 and last traded at C$23.92, with a volume of 138823 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$24.14.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2021: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.(BBBY)

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., incorporated on October 5, 1971, is a retailer, which operates under the names Bed Bath & Beyond (BBB), Christmas Tree Shops, Christmas Tree Shops andThat! or andThat! (collectively, CTS), Harmon or Harmon Face Values (collectively, Harmon), buybuy BABY (Baby) and World Market, Cost Plus World Market or Cost Plus (collectively, Cost Plus World Market). The Company operates in two segments: North American Retail and Institutional Sales.

The Company’s customers can purchase products from the Company either in-store, online, with a mobile device or through a contact center. The Company also operates Linen Holdings, a provider of a range of textile products, amenities and other goods to institutional customers in the hospitality, cruise line, healthcare and other industries. Additionally, the Company is a partner in a joint venture, which operates approximately seven retail stores in Mexico under the name Bed Bath & Beyond.

The Company sells a range of domestics merchandise and home furnishings. Domestics merchandise includes categories, such as bed linens and related items, bath items and kitchen textiles. Home furnishings include categories, such as kitchen and tabletop items, fine tabletop, basic housewares, general home furnishings, consumables and juvenile products.

The Company operates approximately 1,530 stores plus its various Websites, other interactive platforms and distribution facilities. The Company’s over 1,530 stores operate in approximately 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada, including over 1,020 BBB stores, approximately 280 Cost Plus World Market stores, over 100 Baby stores, approximately 80 CTS stores and over 50 Harmon stores. The Company’s stores range in size from approximately 5,000 to 100,000 square feet. The Company has distribution facilities, which ship merchandise to stores and customers, totaling approximately 6.1 million square feet consisting of over three owned and approximately 10 leas! ed facilities. The Company has approximately 813,000 square feet within over 20 leased and owned facilities for procurement and corporate office functions. In addition, the Company has over seven locations, totaling approximately 14,000 square feet, which are utilized primarily for institutional sales related functions.

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Yesterday, the European Union granted an extension for England to leave the world’s largest trade bloc. The new deadline for the Brexit is Oct. 31. With MPs in London deadlocked over a deal, the country is still no closer to a resolution than it was the day after the Brexit referendum more than 1,000 days ago. Prime Minister Theresa May said the government would continue to work toward a resolution and aim to depart from the EU as soon as possible. The price of Bitcoin fell 4% to nearly $5,000 after a failed breakout from its 2019 high. The world’s largest cryptocurrency took on an impressive rally over the last few weeks. However, several positive factors are set to break Bitcoin out of its doldrums. CME Group reported a doubling of Bitcoin futures volume in March. Coinbase has released a new card that allows UK and EU citizens to spend Bitcoin like any other currency. And Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon suggests there’s even more upside. Finally, three GOP Senators announced their intention to vote against U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest nominee to the Federal Reserve. Multiple Republicans have expressed concerns about Herman Cain, a former presidential candidate who once served as the president of the Kansas City Reserve.
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    Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) plunged more than 10% in pre-market hours after the retail firm offered a brutal earnings report Wednesday. Although the company beat earnings estimates by $0.09 at $1.20, the firm reported its first unadjusted annual loss in three decades. The firm also saw a decline in same-store sales. And despite a positive 2019 outlook for the firm, Wall Street doesn’t have much confidence in the stock moving forward. The cable business isn’t easy. Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) has ann

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) Q4 2018 Earnings CallApril 10, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2021: USANA Health Sciences Inc.(USNA)

USANA Health Sciences, Inc. develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells nutritional and personal care products worldwide. It offers the USANA Nutritionals product line, which consists of essentials, which include vitamin and mineral supplements that provide a foundation of nutrition for various age groups; optimizers that are targeted supplements supporting needs, such as cardiovascular health, skeletal/structural health, and digestive health; and foods comprising low-glycemic meal replacement shakes, snack bars, and other related products that offer optimal macro-nutrition. Its Sense product line comprises personal care products that support healthy skin and hair. The company also offers materials and online tools, such as associate starter kit and product brochures that are designed to assist associates in building their businesses and in marketing our products. USANA Health Sciences, Inc. primarily distributes its products through a network marketing system of indepe ndent distributors. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Keith Speights]

    USANA Health Sciences (NYSE:USNA) ranked at the top of the list with an astounding total return of more than 32,000%. The company develops nutritional and personal-care products. USANA uses a multi-level marketing approach to sell its products across the world. Last year, less than 12% of its total revenue was made in the U.S.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now

I’m sure many of you are familiar with the “desert island” game. You know… the one where someone asks things like:

“If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have one book, what book would that be?” Or maybe… “If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have one album to listen to, what would it be?”

Of course, there are hundreds of variations involving that one thing you would want if you were stranded on a desert island. (Sunscreen.)

I was recently asked, “What’s your desert island indicator?” It’s actually a common question among market analysts because it can provide some interesting insight into how that person thinks, although it became really popular after Warren Buffett was asked about his desert island indicator.

His answer was “railroad car loadings.”

You can always count on Buffett for an interesting answer. Railroads have historically led the business cycle. When demand is picking up, factories will increase their orders, and railroads will increase their delivery of raw materials and finished goods. This should happen near the end of a recession, and the opposite should happen at the beginning of a recession.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Diebold, Incorporated(DBD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Diebold Nixdorf Inc. (NYSE: DBD) dropped about 25% Friday to set a new 52-week low of $3.55. Shares closed at $4.75 on Thursday, and the stock’s 52-week high is $23.50. Volume totaled around 13 million, about six times the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE:DBD) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report released on Tuesday.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a poor end to the week on Wall Street, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost almost 200 points and other major benchmarks saw similar losses on a percentage basis. A swift turn in relations between the U.S. and NATO partner Turkey was the most popular scapegoat for the decline in market participants’ eyes. Tweets from the U.S. president threatened to double tariffs on steel and aluminum from their already steep levels, marking the latest in a diplomatic row that has shown no signs of easing. Adding to the pressure on stocks was bad news from several individual companies. News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWS) (NASDAQ:NWSA), Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE:DBD), and Dropbox (NASDAQ:DBX) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: “Diebold Nixdorf (DBD) Bonds Rise 1.3% During Trading” was first posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are reading this piece of content on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of US and international copyright and trademark legislation. The original version of this piece of content can be viewed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4155454/diebold-nixdorf-dbd-bonds-rise-1-3-during-trading.html.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Diebold Nixdorf (DBD) Bonds Trading 2.3% Higher” was published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this story on another website, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US & international copyright and trademark laws. The original version of this story can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4221845/diebold-nixdorf-dbd-bonds-trading-2-3-higher.html.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cable One, Inc.(CABO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    B. Riley set a $860.00 target price on Cable One (NYSE:CABO) in a research report report published on Monday, MarketBeat reports. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Cable One’s FY2019 earnings at $35.69 EPS, FY2020 earnings at $40.47 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $44.98 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $49.01 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd bought a new position in Cable One Inc (NYSE:CABO) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 338 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $247,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cable One (CABO)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cable One Inc (NYSE:CABO) major shareholder Donald Graham sold 4,316 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, June 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $662.60, for a total value of $2,859,781.60. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.(BBBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Thursday was generally a positive day on Wall Street, as gains for the Dow Jones Industrial Average reflected new optimism about the U.S. economy. Even with substantial increases in interest rates over the past couple of years from the Federal Reserve, investors have seen few signs that higher financing costs are putting much of a crimp in levels of economic activity. If anything, many companies seem to be thriving from higher rates, especially those in the financial industry. Yet some stocks still weren’t able to participate in the rally. Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY), Geron (NASDAQ:GERN), and Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

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    Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, BBBY, BCS, CRM
    Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) shares pushed higher after the e-commerce giant received an upgrade from Evercore. The analysts hiked the price target from $1,800 to $1,965 on expectations of higher gross profits. “In this note, we make the case that given Amazon’s shifting business mix,” analysts wrote, “the pace of gross profit growth has become a more relevant indicator of the health of the business, and as such, should be the key metric used to value the company.” Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) fell 3.5% after the firm received a stock downgrade from Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS). The investment bank said it is concerned about the retail firm’s ongoing restructuring. Barclays dropped its price target for BBBY stock from $15 to $13, citing concerns about retail traffic trends and gross margin growth. Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) will report earnings after the bell on Monday. Look for other earnings reports from YY Inc. (NYSE: YY), Clarus Corp. (NASDAQ: CLAR), and The Children’s Place Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE).

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  • [By Chris Hill]

    It’s a bad day to own either Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) or Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR), and the odds of that changing anytime soon aren’t great. BJ’s Wholesale Club popped a whopping 25% from its IPO price, but that doesn’t mean individual investors should get too excited. Madison Square Garden (NYSE:MSG) is thinking about spinning off a few of its sport franchises — a move that could very well achieve the ever-aspirational “unlocking of value.” Press play and find out more.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) gapped down prior to trading on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $21.54, but opened at $20.18. Bed Bath & Beyond shares last traded at $19.41, with a volume of 15307847 shares changing hands.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Look for Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NYSE: BBBY) to report its most recent quarterly results on Wednesday. Analysts expect to see $0.50 in EPS and $2.96 million in revenue. The shares were changing hands at $19.20 on Friday. The consensus price target is $17.82. The 52-week range is $16.52 to $24.74.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market got off to a slow start to the week on Monday, with major benchmarks mostly falling. As we’ve seen repeatedly in recent months, trade concerns were at the top of the list for nervous investors, and it’s unclear to many whether the tactics that the Trump administration is using are meant to be mere negotiating levers or permanent measures with the intent of evening the playing field for international commerce. Regardless, some individual stocks had good showings despite the market’s choppiness. Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY), Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR), and Neptune Technologies & Bioressources (NASDAQ:NEPT) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation(AGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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    Zacks: Federal Agricultural Mortgage Co. (AGM) Given Average Rating of “Strong Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Federal Agricultural Mortgage Co. (AGM) Announces $0.58 Quarterly Dividend (americanbankingnews.com) Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation: Farmer Mac Declares Dividends and Announces Conference Call for First Quarter 2018 Results (twst.com) Federal Agricultural Mortgage (AGM) Set to Announce Earnings on Tuesday (americanbankingnews.com)

    Federal Agricultural Mortgage stock opened at $87.14 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $925.08, a PE ratio of 14.17 and a beta of 1.18. Federal Agricultural Mortgage has a twelve month low of $54.51 and a twelve month high of $92.57. The company has a quick ratio of 0.37, a current ratio of 0.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.87.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C (AGM)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C (NYSE:AGM) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C earned a news sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.6079928540378 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Boston Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C (NYSE:AGM) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 42,148 shares of the credit services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $3,771,000.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ascendis Pharma A/S(ASND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ascendis Pharma (ASND)

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  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of Ascendis Pharma (NASDAQ:ASND), a biopharmaceutical company committed to extended-release technology, are soaring after the company released pivotal trial results for its lead candidate. Investors expecting blockbuster sales have pushed the stock 58.8% higher as of 12:04 p.m. EST on Monday. 

  • [By ]

    There was also a mixed bag of other suggestions — Rashmi Kwatra, the founder of Sixteenth Street Capital, liked Brac Bank, which is listed on the Dhaka stock market in Bangladesh. It is the 12th largest bank in Bangladesh, but the most profitable with the highest credit rating. John Khoury of Long Point Capital LP sees a 50% upside at homebuilder D.R. Horton (DHI)  and Oleg Nodelman likes U.S. biotech firm Ascendis Pharma. (ASND)

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market lost ground on Monday, as investors appeared to have second thoughts about the future of the U.S. economy even as trade negotiations with China appear to be going well. The Dow Jones Industrial Average had been down by more than 400 points earlier in the session before recovering to finish lower by just 207, and broader benchmarks saw more modest declines on a percentage basis. Even amid the carnage, there was some good news for certain companies. Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE), Ascendis Pharma (NASDAQ:ASND), and Bluegreen Vacations (NYSE:BXG) were among the top performers. Here’s why they did so well.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch For 2018

Wanted: $6 million in missing gaming chips. Last seen: The lavish Wynn casino in Macau.

Police are hunting for millions of dollars in casino chips after they were stolen — allegedly by one of Wynn’s own croupiers — raising security concerns in the world’s biggest gambling hub.

The heist happened Tuesday at the Wynn Macau (WYNMF), one of the marquee destinations in a Chinese territory whose gambling revenues dwarf those of Las Vegas.

Macau police told CNNMoney that a dealer at the Wynn Macau and a potential accomplice have been arrested and that they are not currently looking for other suspects. They declined to identify the two people by name.

Police didn’t say how the stolen chips were taken past casino security. But local media reported that the suspect allegedly stuffed them into a bag in a VIP room and simply carried them out.

To turn the chips into hard cash, the thieves or their associates would eventually need to bring them back into the casino.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch For 2018: Paylocity Holding Corporation(PCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY) is looking to change all of that. The company’s cloud-based platform was built from the ground up to provide users with an easy-to-use, mobile-focused solution. Paylocity has been grabbing market share away from the industry giants ever since.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    The curtain could come down any day on MoviePass’ bumpy run as an independent company: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    Chicago Fed national activity index +0.10 vs +0.27 expected
    The Composite Purchasing Managers' Index for April will be released at 9:45 a.m. ET.
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    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Deutsche Bank upgraded Michael Kors (NYSE: KORS) from Hold to Buy
    RBC downgraded Paylocity (NASDAQ: PCTY) from Outperform to Sector Perform
    Suntrust downgraded Oasis Petroleum (NYSE: OAS) from Hold to Sell

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  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Lately, on Industry Focus: Tech, we’ve focused on the megacap businesses that have been dominating the news — at the cost of shedding some light on smaller companies with massive growth potential. In this week’s episode, host Dylan Lewis talks with Fool.com contributorBrian Feroldi about three ultra-compelling small-cap tech companies: HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS), AppFolio (NASDAQ:APPF), and Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paylocity Holding (NASDAQ:PCTY) CEO Steven R. Beauchamp sold 80,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.37, for a total value of $4,429,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch For 2018: Sims Metal Management Limited(SMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Speed Mining Service (CURRENCY:SMS) traded 4.2% higher against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on May 20th. One Speed Mining Service token can now be purchased for $16.33 or 0.00192074 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinExchange and HitBTC. Speed Mining Service has a market capitalization of $1.71 million and $413.00 worth of Speed Mining Service was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last seven days, Speed Mining Service has traded 4.2% lower against the dollar.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch For 2018: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.(BBBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) traded down nearly 20% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $17.26 after closing Wednesday at $21.50. The stock’s 52-week high is $40.33. Volume was nearly 10 times the daily average of around 3.3 million shares. The company slumped on a weak earnings report.

  • [By ]

    Amazon (AMZN) has its sights on Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) , according to TheStreet’s founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer.

  • [By ]

    Bed Bath & Beyond’s (BBBY) latest earnings stink as bad as shower mildew. 

    Yet somehow, there continues to be little — to no — accountability at the top for years of bad results and an obsession for repurchasing a stock that often only knows one direction, down.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.’s (NASDAQ: BBBY) fiscal fourth-quarter report is scheduled for Wednesday. The consensus estimates are $1.40 in earnings per share (EPS) on $3.69 billion in revenue. The shares closed at $21.00 on Friday. The consensus price target is $22.65, and the 52-week trading range is $19.07 to $40.76.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch For 2018: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc.(RMCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top Biotech Stocks To Own For 2018

This summer, Todd Hagopian and Jason Spatafora told us that traditional Biotech companies are looking at Cannabis-based Biotech stocks as buyout candidates. Since then, the four stocks they recommended are up on average 20%, while the S&P 500 is up less than 2%. We welcome them again to discuss the election and the prospects for the Marijuana stock sector.

Todd Hagopian and Jason Spatafora say companies developing Cannabis based drugs are takeover candidates (AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz, File)

Todd started his Biotech fund at Marketocracy in March, 2011. His returns have averaged 24.94% since then, which compares nicely to the S&P 500’s 11.84% return over the same period. Over the last five and three year periods, he did better than the top U.S. Equity fund manager. Before taking anyone’s investment advice, you should always check out their track record. Here is Todd’s.

Top Biotech Stocks To Own For 2018: Fastenal Company(FAST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST) which traded down roughly 6% at $52.16. The stocks 52-week range is $39.79 to $56.15. Volume was over 8 million, compared with the daily average of 2.1 million shares.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Fastenal(NASDAQ:FAST) dropped after reporting first-quarter results, and AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV) jumped on an analyst upgrade.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Fastenal(NASDAQ:FAST) dropped after reporting first-quarter results, and AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV) jumped on an analyst upgrade.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale lifted its holdings in shares of Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) by 18.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 31,189 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 4,858 shares during the quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s holdings in Fastenal were worth $1,757,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    This morning, President Trump suggested that the United States is considering strong military action in response to recent chemical attacks carried out on civilians by the Syrian government. The president promised to send “nice and new and ‘smart'” missiles to Syria and accused the Russian government of partnering with a “Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!” The president’s remarks are a significant departure from comments made last week, which suggested that the United States would be pulling out of Syria in the coming months. Trump’s threat of war over a recent chemical attack in Syria drove crude oil and gold prices higher. Geopolitical worries often offer a boost to commodity prices due to concerns about supply. Trump’s threat comes at a time that markets are already concerned about a significant military conflict in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran. WTI crude prices added 0.9% to hit $66.10 per barrel. Brent crude pushed to $71.10 per barrel. Gold price topped $1,350 per ounce and are poised for bigger gains. According to Axios, U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) has privately told friends that he will not seek reelection in the fall. The news comes at a perilous time for Republicans, who are expected to lose the House of Representatives and potentially the Senate. Axios was the first to report the news. The story is also notable because Ryan recently achieved his long-time goal of passing tax reform in late 2017.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: FB, FOXA, CBS
    Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.(NYSE: FOXA) fell in pre-market hours on news that investigators from the European Commission raided the firm’s London office yesterday. Reports indicate that investigators are trying to keep their goals confidential. However, there has been a lot of scrutiny over Rupert Murdoch’s goal to purchase rival Sky in recent months. British authorities have argued that this deal would not be in the public’s best interest. Accor

Top Biotech Stocks To Own For 2018: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,224 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 92 call options.

Top Biotech Stocks To Own For 2018: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.(BBBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) saw a large growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 22,866,124 shares, a growth of 15.3% from the April 13th total of 19,833,894 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 5,269,486 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.3 days. Approximately 16.9% of the shares of the company are short sold.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    This morning, President Trump suggested that the United States is considering strong military action in response to recent chemical attacks carried out on civilians by the Syrian government. The president promised to send “nice and new and ‘smart'” missiles to Syria and accused the Russian government of partnering with a “Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!” The president’s remarks are a significant departure from comments made last week, which suggested that the United States would be pulling out of Syria in the coming months. Trump’s threat of war over a recent chemical attack in Syria drove crude oil and gold prices higher. Geopolitical worries often offer a boost to commodity prices due to concerns about supply. Trump’s threat comes at a time that markets are already concerned about a significant military conflict in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran. WTI crude prices added 0.9% to hit $66.10 per barrel. Brent crude pushed to $71.10 per barrel. Gold price topped $1,350 per ounce and are poised for bigger gains. According to Axios, U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) has privately told friends that he will not seek reelection in the fall. The news comes at a perilous time for Republicans, who are expected to lose the House of Representatives and potentially the Senate. Axios was the first to report the news. The story is also notable because Ryan recently achieved his long-time goal of passing tax reform in late 2017.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: FB, FOXA, CBS
    Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.(NYSE: FOXA) fell in pre-market hours on news that investigators from the European Commission raided the firm’s London office yesterday. Reports indicate that investigators are trying to keep their goals confidential. However, there has been a lot of scrutiny over Rupert Murdoch’s goal to purchase rival Sky in recent months. British authorities have argued that this deal would not be in the public’s best interest. Accor

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) traded down nearly 20% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $17.26 after closing Wednesday at $21.50. The stock’s 52-week high is $40.33. Volume was nearly 10 times the daily average of around 3.3 million shares. The company slumped on a weak earnings report.

  • [By ]

    Bed Bath & Beyond’s (BBBY) latest earnings stink as bad as shower mildew. 

    Yet somehow, there continues to be little — to no — accountability at the top for years of bad results and an obsession for repurchasing a stock that often only knows one direction, down.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.’s (NASDAQ: BBBY) fiscal fourth-quarter report is scheduled for Wednesday. The consensus estimates are $1.40 in earnings per share (EPS) on $3.69 billion in revenue. The shares closed at $21.00 on Friday. The consensus price target is $22.65, and the 52-week trading range is $19.07 to $40.76.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018

January 24, 2018: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 29 equities making new 52-week lows in Wednesday’s session. On the NYSE decliners led advancers by around 8 to 7 and on the Nasdaq, decliners led advancers by more than 9 to 5.

Colony NorthStar Inc. (NYSE: CLNS) traded down about 2.5% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $9.86 after closing Tuesday at $10.11. The 52-week high is $14.74. Volume was over 7.7 million, about double the daily average of 3.5 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) dropped about 2% Wednesday to post a 52-week low of $16.26 after closing at $16.60 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $25.48. Volume was around 4 million, slightly lower than the daily average. The company had no specific news.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) dropped about 3.6% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $1.62 after closing at $1.68 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $3.12. Volume was about 2 million, about 30% above the daily average of around 1.3 million. The company had no specific news.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Euro FX(P)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    The beat and the beats go on atPandora (NYSE:P). Shares of the streaming music icon soared 26% after posting blowout financial results. A pair of analysts would go on to upgrade the stock, and a third Wall Street pro joined them in jacking up price targets on the shares.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Pandora Media(NYSE:P)announced significantly better-than-expected first-quarter 2018 results on Thursday after the market closed, and shares of the music-streaming specialist are up more than 21% in Friday’s early trading in response.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) is set to release its most recent quarterly results Wednesday. The consensus forecast is for a net loss of $0.08 per share and $375.82 million in revenue. Shares ended the week at $5.16 apiece. The consensus price target is $7.85, and the 52-week range is $4.09 to $13.72.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) and Roku Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) are scheduled to report their most recent financial results after the markets close on Wednesday. Pandora has been around for a while and investors can gauge where this stock is headed. However, Roku is reporting its second quarter ever as a public company and this may be tougher to call.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) released its most recent quarterly results after markets closed Wednesday. The company said that it had a net loss of $0.21 per share on $395.3 million in revenue, compared with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for a net loss of $0.07 per share on $376.43 million in revenue. The fourth quarter from last year had a net loss of $0.13 per share and $392.6 million in revenue.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) released first quarter financial results after markets closed Thursday. The company reported a net loss of $0.27 per share on $319.2 million in revenue compared with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for a net loss of $0.38 per share on $304.3 million in revenue. The same period from last year had a net loss of $0.24 per share on $316 million in revenue.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.(RARE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:RARE) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Monday.

    A number of other brokerages have also recently weighed in on RARE. JPMorgan Chase restated an overweight rating and issued a $66.00 price objective (down from $68.00) on shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. Evercore ISI upgraded shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from an in-line rating to an outperform rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Stifel Nicolaus restated a buy rating and issued a $74.00 price objective (down from $85.00) on shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 4th. Finally, Wedbush reiterated a positive rating and set a $71.00 target price (up from $64.00) on shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and sixteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $69.76.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Buy-dip on several “Potential Blockbusters” Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIMT), Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOLD), AveXis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVXS), Bluebird Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUE), Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR), and Sage Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAGE) are buy-dip candidates given their bullish trends and favorable technical patterns. Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICPT), Prothena Corp. PLC (NASDAQ: PRTA), Tesaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRO) and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE) have bearish set-ups. Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HRTX) is bigger picture bullish, but may correct further on a move below $19.55. Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS) has bearish set-up and bulls need to push above $69 to invalidate.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Chevron Corporation(CVX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Silicon Laboratories Inc.(SLAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Stephens Investment Management Group LLC purchased a new stake in Silicon Labs (NASDAQ:SLAB) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 314,950 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $28,314,000. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC owned 0.73% of Silicon Labs at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Steve Symington]

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Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.(BBBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Bed Bath & Beyond’s(NASDAQ:BBBY) fiscal fourth-quarter earnings report presented exactly what we’ve come to expect from the home furnishings retailer, which is to say a disheartening mishmash of ideas with no real direction. Worse, management’s best-case scenario implies there are several more years like thisahead of the company before the situation improves.

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.’s (NASDAQ: BBBY) fiscal fourth-quarter report is scheduled for Wednesday. The consensus estimates are $1.40 in earnings per share (EPS) on $3.69 billion in revenue. The shares closed at $21.00 on Friday. The consensus price target is $22.65, and the 52-week trading range is $19.07 to $40.76.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: ITT Corporation(ITT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Short Interest in Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) Increases By 15.3%

Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) saw a large growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 22,866,124 shares, a growth of 15.3% from the April 13th total of 19,833,894 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 5,269,486 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.3 days. Approximately 16.9% of the shares of the company are short sold.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on BBBY. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Bed Bath & Beyond from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. JPMorgan Chase lowered shares of Bed Bath & Beyond from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and decreased their target price for the company from $23.03 to $18.00 in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Telsey Advisory Group reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of Bed Bath & Beyond in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Bed Bath & Beyond from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Bed Bath & Beyond from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Twelve analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $22.61.

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A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Verition Fund Management LLC lifted its holdings in Bed Bath & Beyond by 10.0% during the 4th quarter. Verition Fund Management LLC now owns 29,909 shares of the retailer’s stock valued at $658,000 after purchasing an additional 2,715 shares during the last quarter. Point View Wealth Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Bed Bath & Beyond by 30.0% in the first quarter. Point View Wealth Management Inc. now owns 13,681 shares of the retailer’s stock worth $287,000 after acquiring an additional 3,156 shares during the last quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale raised its stake in shares of Bed Bath & Beyond by 2.3% in the first quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale now owns 148,498 shares of the retailer’s stock worth $3,106,000 after acquiring an additional 3,296 shares during the last quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP raised its stake in shares of Bed Bath & Beyond by 7.0% in the first quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP now owns 56,045 shares of the retailer’s stock worth $1,176,000 after acquiring an additional 3,645 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Macquarie Group Ltd. raised its stake in shares of Bed Bath & Beyond by 15.0% in the fourth quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 35,300 shares of the retailer’s stock worth $776,000 after acquiring an additional 4,600 shares during the last quarter. 92.94% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond opened at $16.91 on Friday, MarketBeat reports. Bed Bath & Beyond has a 12-month low of $16.69 and a 12-month high of $17.01. The stock has a market cap of $2.36 billion, a P/E ratio of 5.42, a PEG ratio of -3.67 and a beta of 1.01. The company has a quick ratio of 0.57, a current ratio of 1.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52.

Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 11th. The retailer reported $1.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.41 by $0.07. Bed Bath & Beyond had a net margin of 3.44% and a return on equity of 16.45%. The firm had revenue of $3.72 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.68 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.84 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Bed Bath & Beyond will post 2.29 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, July 17th. Investors of record on Friday, June 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.16 per share. This is an increase from Bed Bath & Beyond’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.15. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.78%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 14th. Bed Bath & Beyond’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 19.23%.

Bed Bath & Beyond Company Profile

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail stores. It sells a range of domestics merchandise, including bed linens and related items, bath items, and kitchen textiles; and home furnishings, such as kitchen and tabletop items, fine tabletop, basic housewares, general home furnishings, consumables, and juvenile products.

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Top Stocks To Buy For 2018: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.(BBBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) is scheduled to report its fiscal third-quarter results after trading ends on Wednesday. The consensus analyst estimates are $0.99 in EPS and revenue of $3.01 billion. Shares ended trading on Friday at $47.27. The consensus price target is $42.76. The 52-week range is $38.60 to $52.71.

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    Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) took a bath today, Cramer told viewers, and is likely beyond hope.

    The home-goods retailer posted a huge earnings miss, delivering just 53 cents a share when the analysts were expecting 66 cents a share. Making matters worse, the company also saw a 2% decline in same-store sales.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) posted a new 52-week low of $29.12 on Monday, down about 1.8% compared with Friday’s closing price of $29.65. The stock’s 52-week high is $48.83. Volume totaled more than 5.8 million shares, approaching double the daily average of around 3 million. The company posted disappointing results after markets closed last Thursday.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) posted a new 52-week low of $29.41 on Friday, down about 12.8% compared with Thursday’s closing price of $33.74. The stock’s 52-week high is $48.83. Volume totaled more than 18 million shares, more than 7 times the daily average of around 2.7 million. The company posted disappointing results after markets closed Thursday.http://247wallst.com/retail/2017/06/23/bed-bath-beyond-sinks-on-q1-earnings/

Top Stocks To Buy For 2018: ENSERVCO Corporation(ENSV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Enservco (NYSEAMERICAN:ENSV) will be issuing its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, May 9th.

    Enservco (NYSEAMERICAN:ENSV) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, March 22nd. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by ($0.03). Enservco had a negative return on equity of 89.94% and a negative net margin of 43.71%. The business had revenue of $14.13 million during the quarter.

Top Stocks To Buy For 2018: Outerwall Inc.(OUTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Shares of Outerwall Inc (NASDAQ: OUTR) surged over 8 percent in Monday’s after-hours trading session following news for investors the company has begun the process of exploring strategic and financial alternatives. Outerwall’s Board also announced the raising of the company’s quarterly dividend from $0.30 to $0.60 per share. Outerwall shares jumped 8.11 percent to $37.18 in the after-hours trading session.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Outerwall (NASDAQ: OUTR) plummeted 12.08% to $49.21 after the company lowered its forecast for the third quarter and full year.

    JinkoSolar Holding Co (NYSE: JKS) dropped 9.88% to $16.87 after the company announced the offering of 3,500,000 American Depositary Shares.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Netflix close to all time highsgoing into earnings while potential performance peer or competitor Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) has continueda more steadyrise and small cap Outerwall Inc (NASDAQ: OUTR), which owned the Redbox business,got swallowed up Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) late last year:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Outerwall (NASDAQ: OUTR) dipped 19.33% to $45.15 in the pre-market session after the company lowered its forecast for the third quarter and full year.

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Top Stocks To Buy For 2018: Finisar Corporation(FNSR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) got a boost, shooting up 28 percent to $24.69 following announcement of a $390 million award from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) posted a new 52-week low of $17.81 Monday, down about 7.5% after closing at $19.26 on Friday. The 52-week high is $36.85. Volume was about 6.4 million, nearly double the daily average of around 3.4 million shares. The optical technology company had no specific news.

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Top Stocks To Buy For 2018: Internet Initiative Japan Inc.(IIJI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, telecommunications services shares rose by just 0.03 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ: IIJI), down 4 percent, and DigitalGlobe Inc (NYSE: DGI), down 2 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, telecommunications services shares fell 0.29 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (ADR) (NYSE: CHU), down 6 percent, and Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ: IIJI), down 2 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, telecommunications services shares fell by 0.29 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Telecom Italia SpA (ADR) (NYSE: TI), down 4 percent, and Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ: IIJI), down 3 percent.

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Top Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.(BBBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid caphomed茅cor retailer Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY) reportedfiscal Q2 2017 earnings after the market closed on Tuesday with shares falling in the low double digits as results were far below expectations on restructuring and hurricane-related issues. Net sales decreased approximately 1.7% to $2.9 billion as comparable sales decreased by approximately 2.6% (primarily due to a 2.6% decrease in comp sales, partially offset by an increase of 0.9% in non-comp sales).Comparable sales from customer-facing digital channels continued to have strong growth in excess of 20% for the 13th consecutive quarter, while comparable sales from stores declined in the mid-single-digit percentage range during the fiscal 2017 second quarter. Net earningswere $.67 per diluted share ($94.2 million), including the unfavorable impacts of approximately $.08 per diluted share of cash restructuring charges associated with the acceleration of the realignment of store management structure announced on August 3, 2017; the estimated costs associated with the impact of Hurricane Harvey of approximately $.02 per diluted share; and the impact of the new share-based payment accounting standard of approximately $.01 per diluted share, versus $1.11 per diluted share ($167.3 million) for the fiscal 2016 second quarter.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) posted a new 52-week low of $29.41 on Friday, down about 12.8% compared with Thursday’s closing price of $33.74. The stock’s 52-week high is $48.83. Volume totaled more than 18 million shares, more than 7 times the daily average of around 2.7 million. The company posted disappointing results after markets closed Thursday.http://247wallst.com/retail/2017/06/23/bed-bath-beyond-sinks-on-q1-earnings/

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) is expected to release its fiscal third-quarter quarterly results later on Wednesday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.37 in EPS and $2.90 billion in revenue. Shares ended the week at $22.62. The consensus price target is $23.88, and the 52-week range is $19.07 to $47.57.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.’s (NASDAQ: BBBY) fiscal fourth-quarter report is scheduled for Wednesday. The consensus estimates are $1.40 in earnings per share (EPS) on $3.69 billion in revenue. The shares closed at $21.00 on Friday. The consensus price target is $22.65, and the 52-week trading range is $19.07 to $40.76.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    L Brands surged 11% to $47.85 today, while the S&P 500 rose 0.2% to2,357.49. And while L Brands was the best performer, retailers made up half of the 10 best performing stocks in the benchmark today: Nordstrom (JWN) advanced 2.9% to $44.71, Gap (GPS) jumped 5.1% to $24.06, Kohl’s (KSS) climbed 5.6% to $39.60, andBed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), which reported earnings last night, gained 3.4% to $39.08.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Williams-Sonoma still in positive territory along with Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc (NYSE: RH) while Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY) and Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) have been underperforming for some time:

Top Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: Netease.com Inc.(NTES)

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  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    Shares of Hangzhou, China-based NetEase Inc (NASDAQ:NTES)popped 14% in the Feb 16th trading session after the company reported stellar Q4 and full-year 2016 earnings on Feb 15th after market close. The Chinese online gaming giant delivered an EPS of $4.30 on revenues of $1.74B beating EPS estimates by $0.86 and revenue estimates by $16oM. NetEase’s revenue grew by an impressive 53.1% YoY for Q4 and 67.7% for the full year 2016. On the back of these strong numbers, NTES stock closed at an all-time high of $298.73 in yesterday’s trading session. NTES stock might have gone up very high too soon. There could be a correction around the corner but still NTES stock is a great long-term proposition with much more upside left. Here’s why.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Shares ofNetEase (NASDAQ:NTES)popped 20.1% last month, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence, as the Chinese internet technology company’s strong fourth-quarter earnings report was applauded by investors.

Top Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: EnLink Midstream Partners, LP(ENLK)

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At the end of September, Veritone (NASDAQ:VERI) has been accused by the short-selling advisory firm Citron of not being a real artificial intelligence enterprise, which brought its stock nearly to its all-time low. Since that time Veritone shares have been trading in a depressed territory, as the latest earnings report showed that the company continues to miss analysts revenue estimates, its earnings per share are in a negative territory and the increased expenses make it hard for the business to deliver earnings growth.

In addition, Veritone became a public company only in May, but in this short span of time, it already issued additional 800k shares of its common stock to fund its latest acquisitions, while its net loss has dramatically widened since that time.

Unlike the majority of other companies, Veritone couldnt be valued using traditional valuation tools like the discounted cash flow model since the company doesnt make any profit. Thereby, to understand how financially unhealthy Veritone is at the moment, we got the companys data from the Capital IQ platform and created a comparable analysis based on the past performance of the business. The table below shows that Veritone has negative multiples, while the overall industry is thriving. Also, its revenue is too small in comparison with others and the company burns its cash in the operational stages of its business development process, leaving no room to score any profit. Because of that, we couldnt possibly calculate the multiples for its EV/EBITDA and EV/EBIT. While we could say that Veritone is still in a late startup stage, its current market price is still too high in our opinion.

Top Growth Stocks For 2019: WPX Energy, Inc.(WPX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    WPX Energy Inc. (NYSE: WPX) is a natural gas and oil company based in Oklahoma. WPX focuses on the exploration and development of natural gas and oil fields in North America, including the Permian Basin in Texas and the Williston Basin in North Dakota.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Matador has grown its reserves throughout the commodity cycle, as well as its production and cash flow. Haas also likes the company’s history of identifying and acquiring acreage early and cheaply. Much of the analyst’s positive outlook is derived from Matador’s successful monetization of midstream assets and pattern of reinvestment.

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Top Growth Stocks For 2019: DSP Group Inc.(DSPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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Top Growth Stocks For 2019: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.(BBBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid caphomed茅cor retailer Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY) reportedfiscal Q2 2017 earnings after the market closed on Tuesday with shares falling in the low double digits as results were far below expectations on restructuring and hurricane-related issues. Net sales decreased approximately 1.7% to $2.9 billion as comparable sales decreased by approximately 2.6% (primarily due to a 2.6% decrease in comp sales, partially offset by an increase of 0.9% in non-comp sales).Comparable sales from customer-facing digital channels continued to have strong growth in excess of 20% for the 13th consecutive quarter, while comparable sales from stores declined in the mid-single-digit percentage range during the fiscal 2017 second quarter. Net earningswere $.67 per diluted share ($94.2 million), including the unfavorable impacts of approximately $.08 per diluted share of cash restructuring charges associated with the acceleration of the realignment of store management structure announced on August 3, 2017; the estimated costs associated with the impact of Hurricane Harvey of approximately $.02 per diluted share; and the impact of the new share-based payment accounting standard of approximately $.01 per diluted share, versus $1.11 per diluted share ($167.3 million) for the fiscal 2016 second quarter.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    L Brands surged 11% to $47.85 today, while the S&P 500 rose 0.2% to2,357.49. And while L Brands was the best performer, retailers made up half of the 10 best performing stocks in the benchmark today: Nordstrom (JWN) advanced 2.9% to $44.71, Gap (GPS) jumped 5.1% to $24.06, Kohl’s (KSS) climbed 5.6% to $39.60, andBed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), which reported earnings last night, gained 3.4% to $39.08.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) fiscal second-quarter results are scheduled after the close on Tuesday. The consensus earnings estimate is $0.95 per share, on $3.01 billion in revenue. The shares closed the week at $28.67. The consensus price target is $32.16, and the 52-week trading range is $26.96 to $48.83.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Trevena Inc (NASDAQ: TRVN) rose 10.8 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 4.97 percent on Wednesday.
    Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE: YUMC) rose 10.2 percent to $31.05 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
    Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MCRB) rose 9.1 percent to $11.39 in pre-market trading after dropping 5.26 percent on Wednesday.
    Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) rose 8.9 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after surging 73.08 percent on Wednesday.
    Coach Inc (NYSE: COH) rose 6.7 percent to $41.98 in pre-market trading. Coach named Ian Bickley as President, Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances.
    Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (NASDAQ: SPNS) shares rose 6.1 percent to $13.91 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.54 percent on Wednesday.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) rose 6.1 percent to $149.15 in pre-market trading. Jazz Pharma reached a settlement with Hikma Pharma related to Xyrem patent case. Mizuho downgraded Jazz from Buy to Neutral.
    Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBKR) shares rose 6 percent to $36.72 in pre-market trading after declining 0.03 percent on Wednesday.
    Rewalk Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ: RWLK) rose 5.3 percent to $2.00 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs purchased 28 added Exoskeleton Systems.
    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: MACK) rose 5.1 percent to $3.29 in pre-market trading. Merrimack declared a $1.06 special dividend.
    BioTime, Inc. (NYSE: BTX) shares rose 4.8 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading. BioTime, reported the formation of new subsidiary AgeX Therapeutics, Inc.
    Akari Therapeutics PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ: AKTX) shares rose 4.8 percent to $12.26 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.69 percent on Wednesday.
    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) rose 3.6 percent to $39.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted better-than
  • [By Casey Wilson]

    At the same time Wal-Mart is taking away its price-match policy, other retailers are offering it for the first time. Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT), Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBY), and Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) all offer price-match guarantees on their merchandise.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) is scheduled to report its fiscal third-quarter results after trading ends on Wednesday. The consensus analyst estimates are $0.99 in EPS and revenue of $3.01 billion. Shares ended trading on Friday at $47.27. The consensus price target is $42.76. The 52-week range is $38.60 to $52.71.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018

U.K. stocks finished roughly flat on Monday, with the main benchmark hamstrung by a big drop in Unilever PLC shares after Kraft Heinz Co. withdrew its bid for the company.

The FTSE 100
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ended little changed at 7,299.86. The gauge last week gained 0.6%, putting it around a one-month high.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: PacWest Bancorp(PACW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The twenty stocks in Worth’s basket are: Ameriprise Financial (AMP) Bank of America, Banner (BANR), Citigroup, Citizens Financial Group (CFG), East West Bancorp (EWBC), First NBC Bank Holding (FNBC), HFF (HF), KeyCorp(KEY), Legacy Texas Financial Group (LTXB), Lincoln National (LNC), Morgan Stanley, Old National Bancorp (ONB), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Principal Financial Group (PFG), Stifel Financial (SF), SVB Financial Group (SIVB), TCF Financial (TCB), and Wells Fargo.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Teladoc, Inc.(TDOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap telehealth stock Teladoc Inc (NYSE: TDOC) is theninth most shorted stock on the NYSE with short interest of 43.00% according toHighshortinterest.com. Teladoc calls itself the worlds largest and most trusted provider of virtual healthcare delivery services. The Company provides virtual access to high quality care and expertise with a portfolio of services and solutions inclusive of coverage of 450 medical subspecialties that spans the spectrum from non-urgent, episodic needs like flu and upper respiratory infections, to chronic, complicated medical conditions like cancer and congestive heart failure.

  • [By Steve Symington, Rich Smith, and Keith Speights]

    But from an investor’s perspective, that raises the question: Are there other stocks that could offer similar returns?So we asked three top Motley Fool contributors to each pick a stock they believe hasNVIDIA-like return potential. Read on to see why they chose CalAmp (NASDAQ:CAMP), Kratos Defense & Security (NASDAQ:KTOS), and Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Teladoc Inc (NASDAQ: TDOC) was down, falling around 6 percent to $33.70. First Baird downgraded Teladoc from Outperform to Neutral.

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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.(BBBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) fiscal first-quarter results are scheduled for Thursday. The consensus forecast is for $0.66 in EPS and $2.79 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen at $35.33. The 52-week range is $33.63 to $48.83, with a consensus price target of $38.84.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) has climbed 3% to $38.95 after beating earnings forecasts.

    Medtronic (MDT) has risen 1.9% to $81.75 on reports that Cardinal Health (CAH) will buy its medical supplies business.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) posted a new 52-week low of $29.12 on Monday, down about 1.8% compared with Friday’s closing price of $29.65. The stock’s 52-week high is $48.83. Volume totaled more than 5.8 million shares, approaching double the daily average of around 3 million. The company posted disappointing results after markets closed last Thursday.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid caphomed茅cor retailer Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY) reportedfiscal Q3 2017 earnings after the market closed onWednesday with results beating expectations and comparable-store sales declining less than forecasts. Net sales were approximately $3.0 billion – relatively flat to the prior year quarter.Comparable sales decreased by approximately 0.3% ascomparable sales from customer-facing digital channels continued to have strong growth while comparable sales from stores declined in the low-single-digit percentage range during the fiscal 2017 third quarter. Net earnings were$61.3 million versus $126.4 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) posted a new 52-week low of $29.41 on Friday, down about 12.8% compared with Thursday’s closing price of $33.74. The stock’s 52-week high is $48.83. Volume totaled more than 18 million shares, more than 7 times the daily average of around 2.7 million. The company posted disappointing results after markets closed Thursday.http://247wallst.com/retail/2017/06/23/bed-bath-beyond-sinks-on-q1-earnings/

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) posted a new 52-week low of $27.99 on Wednesday, down about 1.1% from Tuesday’s closing price of $28.31. Volume totaled around 5.8 million shares, more than 50% higher than the daily average of around 3.6 million. The company had no news Wednesday, and the stock turned a corner, headed for a closing gain of around 2.7% for the day.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Euronet Worldwide Inc.(EEFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap Blackhawk Network Holdingshas largely moved sidewaysafter its IPO spinoff from Safeway (NYSE: SWY) whilepotential peer of Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) has underperformed and Euronet Worldwide, Inc (NASDAQ: EEFT) has outperformed:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap Blackhawk Network Holdingshas movedboth sidewaysor slowly upward after its IPO spinoff from Safeway (NYSE: SWY) whilepotential peer of Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) is performing betterwhile Euronet Worldwide, Inc (NASDAQ: EEFT) has been a outperformer:

  • [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.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: NRG Energy Inc.(NRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    I ran a screen to identify the best-performing stocks from the S&P 500 in January. The top three performers during the month were Alcoa (NYSE:AA), CSX (NASDAQ:CSX), and NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG). Let’s see why they were the big standouts and whether they can keep it going.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Non-cyclical consumer goods & services sector was the top gainer in the US market on Wednesday. Top gainers in the sector included Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais CEMIG-ADR (NYSE: CIG), Companhia Paranaense de Energia (ADR) (NYSE: ELP), and NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG).

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    NRG Energy (NRG) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today.

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    NRG Energygained 4.5% to $12.85 today, while the S&P 500 advanced 0.2% to 2,262.53.

    In a note released on Dec. 15, Morgan Stanley’sStephen Byrd and team summarized the reasoning behind their overweight rating on NRG:

    NRG Energy (NRG, Overweight, $21 PT) FCF/Equity yield of ~35% and balanced upside from diversified market exposure, higher PJM capacity prices, fleet optimization, and debt reduction. NRG’s generation plus retail matching strategy is an underappreciated source of value, and provides stable cash flow despite current depressed power prices in Texas.

    NRG Energy’s market capitalization rose to $4.1 billion today from $3.8 billion yesterday. It reported a net loss of $6.4 billion on sales of $15 billion in 2015.

    NRG Energy was the Biggest Loser on Nov. 10, and the Hot Stock on Nov. 4.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, utilities shares fell 0.25 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG), down 3 percent, and Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) down 1 percent.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    NRG Energy (NRG) has gained 2.1% to $18.49 after getting raise to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs.

    Skechers USA (SKX) has tumbled 5.4% to$28.35 after getting cut to Negative from Positive at Susquehanna.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Clarity on the GenOn Energy Inc settlement and PJM Interconnection auction led UBS analyst Julien Dumoulin-Smith to upgrade NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG) Thursday to Buy with a $20 price target.

Top Healthcare Equipment Companies To Invest In Right Now

A guy walks into a financial adviser’s office and says, “I’ve saved $250,000 and I’d like to retire next week and generate $100,000 a year from my portfolio for the rest of my life. Oh, and I want to buy a $50,000 boat.”

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Without missing a beat, the adviser replies, “That will only work if you live no longer than two years.”

The real punchline? It’s not a joke. This is a true story. And it highlights a fundamental truth about retirement planning: Many advisers are very good at their jobs, but we’re not magicians.

Top Retirement Concerns

When families first walk into my office to talk about planning for retirement, I usually hear these concerns:

“We’re concerned about running out of money even with our modest lifestyle.” “We’re concerned what we’re currently doing to prepare for retirement won’t work, but we’re scared that doing something else will be worse.” “We’re concerned about the volatility of the stock market, inflation, low interest rates, unexpected health care costs.” “Mostly, we’re concerned about living without a paycheck.”

Here are five time-tested steps that I’ve used hundreds of times to help people like you on their path to retire with confidence.

Top Healthcare Equipment Companies To Invest In Right Now: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.(BBBY)

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., incorporated on October 5, 1971, is a retailer, which operates under the names Bed Bath & Beyond (BBB), Christmas Tree Shops, Christmas Tree Shops andThat! or andThat! (collectively, CTS), Harmon or Harmon Face Values (collectively, Harmon), buybuy BABY (Baby) and World Market, Cost Plus World Market or Cost Plus (collectively, Cost Plus World Market). The Company operates in two segments: North American Retail and Institutional Sales.

The Company’s customers can purchase products from the Company either in-store, online, with a mobile device or through a contact center. The Company also operates Linen Holdings, a provider of a range of textile products, amenities and other goods to institutional customers in the hospitality, cruise line, healthcare and other industries. Additionally, the Company is a partner in a joint venture, which operates approximately seven retail stores in Mexico under the name Bed Bath & Beyond.

The Company sells a range of domestics merchandise and home furnishings. Domestics merchandise includes categories, such as bed linens and related items, bath items and kitchen textiles. Home furnishings include categories, such as kitchen and tabletop items, fine tabletop, basic housewares, general home furnishings, consumables and juvenile products.

The Company operates approximately 1,530 stores plus its various Websites, other interactive platforms and distribution facilities. The Company’s over 1,530 stores operate in approximately 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada, including over 1,020 BBB stores, approximately 280 Cost Plus World Market stores, over 100 Baby stores, approximately 80 CTS stores and over 50 Harmon stores. The Company’s stores range in size from approximately 5,000 to 100,000 square feet. The Company has distribution facilities, which ship merchandise to stores and customers, totaling approximately 6.1 million square f eet consisting of over three owned and approximately 10 leas! ed facilities. The Company has approximately 813,000 square feet within over 20 leased and owned facilities for procurement and corporate office functions. In addition, the Company has over seven locations, totaling approximately 14,000 square feet, which are utilized primarily for institutional sales related functions.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter and declared its first-ever quarterly dividend of $0.125 per share. Bed Bath & Beyond shares surged 4.49 percent to $51.00 in the after-hours trading session.

Top Healthcare Equipment Companies To Invest In Right Now: Nam Tai Electronics Inc.(NTE)

Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. provides electronics manufacturing and design services to the original equipment manufacturers of telecommunication and consumer electronic products. The company?s Consumer Electronic and Communication Products segment manufactures mobile phone accessories, such as headsets containing Bluetooth wireless technology, and phone cradles, as well as snap-on portable music speaker, FM radio adaptors, and GPS adaptors; entertainment devices, including USB Web cam for interactive games, USB microphone and converter box Karaoke, and buzzer devices for quiz games; educational products consisting of digital pens, calculators, and electronic dictionaries; and optical devices comprising CMOS imaging sensor modules for notebook computers, portable media players, and recording cameras for the automotive industry. Its Telecommunication Component Assembly segment offers subassemblies and components, such as color and monochrome LCD modules for PDA phones, smart p hones, mobile phones, and telephone systems; RF modules for integration into mobile phones; DAB modules for digital radio products, including home tuners, kitchen radios, in-car receivers, CD players, clock radios, boom boxes, midi-systems, and handheld portable devices; FPC subassemblies for LCD modules and electronic devices; FPC boards for mobile phones, PDAs, office automation, and laptop computers; front and back light panels for handheld video game devices; and high-frequency cordless telephones and home feature phones. The company?s LCD Products segment manufactures LCD panels for watches and medical instruments, white goods and industrial applications, automotive parts and appliances, car audio systems, hand held products, VoIP phones, and office automation applications. It sells its products to customers in Hong Kong, North America, Europe, Japan, the People?s Republic of China, and Korea. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, the Peopl e ?s Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Another stock that’s starting to move within range of triggering a big breakout trade is Nam Tai Electronics (NTE), which is an electronics manufacturing and design services provider to a select group of the world’s leading OEMs of telecommunications and consumer electronic products. This stock has been destroyed by the sellers so far in 2013, with shares off sharply by 41%.

    If you look at the chart for Nam Tai Electronics, you’ll notice that this stock has been uptrending for the last month and change, with shares moving higher from its low of $6.05 to its recent high of $8.38 a share. During that uptrend, shares of NTE have been making mostly higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of NTE within range of triggering a big breakout trade.

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in NTE if it manages to break out above some key near-term overhead resistance levels at $8.38 to $8.79 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that hits near or above its three-month average action of 647,483 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then NTE will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap down zone from April that started near $11.50 a share. If this stock gets into that gap with volume, then the upside is tremendous and we could easily see NTE hit $11 to $12 a share.

    Traders can look to buy NTE off any weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below its 50-day at $7.42 a share, or below more key support at $7.22 a share. One can also buy NTE off strength once it takes out that breakout levels with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.

Hot Insurance Companies For 2017: Whiting Petroleum Corporation(WLL)

Whiting Petroleum Corporation engages in the acquisition, development, exploitation, exploration, and production of oil and gas primarily in the Permian Basin, Rocky Mountains, Mid-Continent, Gulf Coast, and Michigan regions of the United States. As of December 31, 2010, its estimated proved reserves were 304.9 million barrels equivalent of oil; and had interests in 9,698 gross productive wells covering approximately 1,115,000 gross developed acres. The company sells its oil and gas to end users, marketers, and other purchasers. Whiting Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1983 and is Denver, Colorado.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Andrew Efimoff]

    WTI crude oil plunged 3.11 percent on Friday to $48.99 a barrel. Below are the biggest energy losers for the day:

    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC): -19.22% Dynamic Materials (NASDAQ: BOOM): -12.39% Clayton Williams Energy (NYSE: CWEI): -11.45% Dynergy (NYSE: DYN): -11.91% EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE): -11.20% Mexco Energy (NYSE: MXC) -10.90% Whiting Petroleum (NYSE: WLL) -10.79% Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) -10.79% SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM) -10.38% Real Goods Solar (NASDAQ: RGSE) -10.34%

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  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of energy stocks, including ExxonMobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX), Whiting Petroleum (WLL), and Devon Energy (DVN), are surging on reports that OPEC has agreed to to limit the amount of oil its members produce. Bloomberg’s Nayla Razzouk,Grant Smith, and Angelina Rascouetreport:

Top Healthcare Equipment Companies To Invest In Right Now: AbbVie Inc.(ABBV)

 

AbbVie Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical products worldwide. The company offers HUMIRA, a biologic therapy administered as a subcutaneous injection to treat autoimmune diseases; IMBRUVICA an oral therapy for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia; and VIEKIRA PAK, an interferon-free therapy, with or without ribavirin, for adults with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis, including those with compensated cirrhosis. It also provides Kaletra, an anti-HIV-1 medicine used with other anti-HIV-1 medications as a treatment that maintains viral suppression in HIV-1 patients; Norvir, a protease inhibitor indicated in combination with other antiretroviral agents to treat HIV-1; and Synagis to prevent respiratory syncytial virus infection in high risk infants. In addition, the company offers AndroGel, a testosterone replacement therapy for males diagnosed with symptomatic low testosterone; Creon, a pancreatic enzyme therapy for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency; Synthroid to treat hypothyroidism; and Lupron, a product for the palliative treatment of prostate cancer, and endometriosis and central precocious puberty, as well as for the treatment of patients with anemia. Further, it provides Duopa and Duodopa, a levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel to treat Parkinsons disease; Sevoflurane, an anesthesia product for human use; TriCor, Trilipix, and Niaspan treat metabolic conditions characterized by high cholesterol and/or high triglycerides; and Zemplar to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism. The company sells its products to wholesalers, distributors, government agencies, health care facilities, specialty pharmacies, and independent retailers from its distribution centers and public warehouses. AbbVie Inc. has strategic collaboration with C2N Diagnostics, Calico Life Sciences LLC, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ablynx NV, Galapagos NV, and Alvine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in North Chicago, Illi! nois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The main conclusions we draw from the abstracts (lacking information about late breakers) is that Gileads dominance of HCV seems secure for the immediate future, with sof/vel (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir) showing impressive efficacy in difficult-to-treat patient subsets. Competitors have early data for their new HCV development efforts (Merck (MRK) [MP], Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) [OP], AbbVie (ABBV)) but will not present new clinical data at this meeting.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    After surveying doctors on the preferred hepatitis-C treatments, Baird’s Brian Skorney and Neena Bitritto-Garg contend that Gilead Sciences (GILD) is likely to maintain its dominance over AbbVie (ABBV), Merck (MRK) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) but in what appears to be a shrinking market. They explain:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The 20 stocks meeting those requirements are: Ralph Lauren (RL), Time Warner(TWX), Twenty-First Century Fox(FOXA), PepsiCo(PEP), Estee Lauder(EL), Tesoro(TSO), XL(XL), Ameriprise Financial,(AMP), Unum(UNM), Merck(MRK), AbbVie(ABBV), Gilead Sciences(GILD), General Dynamics(GD), Alaska Air(ALK), United Continental(UAL), Delta Air Lines(DAL), Oracle(ORCL), eBay(EBAY), Apple(AAPL), and Centurylink(CTL).

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Raymond James analyst Christopher Raymond and team sayAbbVie (ABBV) is “not your father’s biotech company” as they initiate coverage with an Outperform rating:

    Kevin Hagen for The Wall Street Journal

    Initiating coverage of ABBV shares with an Outperform rating and an $82 price target as we think uncertainty over Humira’s intellectual property (IP) creates an opportunity to own this name at a significant discount to its peers before the full extent of the drug’s revenue tail becomes reflected in the stock. Coupling that with a rapidly diversifying portfolio, numerous upcoming value-enhancing catalysts, and a decent dividend yield, we think shares can continue to work higher over the next several quarters.

    Not your father’s biotech company. Having spun out of Abbott Laboratories (ABT) in 2013, and based in North Chicago, IL, AbbVie comes with a decidedly different pedigree than most biotechs. Indeed, most investors we speak with tend to lump the company in with large pharma – simply by virtue of this legacy. However, with a growth profile, product offering, and pipeline that is every bit that of a biotech company, we think this name should increasingly be viewed through such a lens…

    We think the stock can continue to work from here. While Humira still accounts for ~60% of revenue, AbbVie has made great strides toward diversification (with some seen as smart deals, others – the jury is still out), all of which poise the company for significant catalyst flow, in our view. Coupling that with current mid-teens EPS growth, a dividend yield of ~3.5%, and current P/E of ~13x 2016E EPS, we like the set up here.

    Shares of AbbVie are little changed at $64.06 at 3:01 p.m. today, while Abbott Laboratories has declined 0.5% to $42.07.

Top Healthcare Equipment Companies To Invest In Right Now: Protective Life Corporation(PL)

Protective Life Corporation and its subsidiaries engage in the production, distribution, and administration of insurance and investment products in the United States. Its Life Marketing segment markets universal life, variable universal life, level premium term insurance, and bank-owned life insurance products primarily through a network of independent insurance agents and brokers, stockbrokers, and independent marketing organizations. The company?s Acquisitions segment focuses on acquiring, converting, and servicing life insurance policies and annuity products sold to individuals, which are acquired from other companies. Its Annuities segment markets variable annuity products that offer the policyholder the opportunity to invest in various investment accounts; and fixed annuity products, such as modified guaranteed annuities, single premium deferred annuities, single premium immediate annuities, and equity indexed annuities primarily through broker-dealers, financial ins titutions, and independent agents and brokers. The company?s Stable Value Products segment offers guaranteed funding agreements to special purpose entities; fixed and floating rate funding agreements directly to the trustees of municipal bond proceeds, institutional investors, bank trust departments, and money market funds; and guaranteed investment contracts to qualified retirement savings plans. Its Asset Protection segment primarily markets extended service contracts, and credit life and disability insurance to protect consumers? investments in automobiles, watercraft, and recreational vehicles; and markets a guaranteed asset protection product primarily through a national network of approximately 3,750 automobile, marine, and recreational vehicle dealers. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By David Sterman]

    My favorite insurers: AIG (NYSE: AIG) (which I discussed a few months ago), Protective Life (NYSE: PL) and Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE: RGA).