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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021

On Wednesday, our Elite Opportunity Pro newsletter suggested a speculative entry into small cap Actionable Intelligence solutions stock Verint Systems (NASDAQ: VRNT):

“Today’s new idea is one of those potential takeout candidates considering the need for large and mega-caps to continue growing their top and bottom lines via acquisition, and there’s clearly been plenty of that going on these days. Not only does Verint Systems Inc. (VRNT) offer potential value around current levels, just yesterday the stock moved sharply higher on abnormally high volume. And, the technical event came on no news or looming rumors…”

“….Technically, I’ve included tow charts of the stock below, a weekly and a daily. As you can see on the weekly chart here, although VRNT has definitely seen better days, you can also see the stock has continued to build a base for several months now. Additionally, when you drill down into the daily chart, you can see the stock just recently retraced 5/8th’s of a pretty nice move, and then just yesterday moved sharply higher on what appears to be some pretty large fund buying.”

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Sypris Solutions Inc.(SYPR)

Sypris Solutions, Inc. provides of outsourced services and specialty products primarily in North America and Mexico. It offers a range of manufacturing, engineering, design, and other technical services under contracts with corporations and government agencies primarily in industrial manufacturing, and aerospace and defense electronics markets. The company supplies forged and machined components to the commercial vehicle, off highway vehicle, light truck, and energy markets, as well as produces drive train components, such as axle shafts, gear sets, differential cases, steer axle forgings, and other components. It also provides solutions in cyber security, secure communications, global electronic key management, Sypris Data Systems branded products, and product design and development to the United States Government, defense and civilian agencies, international government agencies, as well as worldwide defense and aerospace prime organizations. In addition, the company desi gns and builds information assurance products, including link encryptors, data recording products, and electronic key fill devices. Further, it offers electronic manufacturing services, including circuit card and full box build manufacturing; dedicated space and high reliability manufacturing; integrated design and engineering services; systems assembly and integration design for manufacturability; and design to specification works. The company was founded in 1954 and is based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sypris Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYPR) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $20.35 million.

    Fusion Connect, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $36.71 million.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Humana Inc.(HUM)

Humana Inc. offers various health and supplemental benefit plans in the United States. Its Government segment consists of beneficiaries of government benefit programs; and operates in three lines of businesses, including Medicare, Military, and Medicaid. The Medicare program provides hospital and medical insurance benefits to persons of age 65 and over and some disabled persons under the age of 65. The Military program offers health insurance coverage to the dependents of duty military personnel, and to retired military personnel and their dependents. The Medicaid program is a federal program that is state-operated to facilitate the delivery of health care services primarily to low-income residents. The Commercial segment consists of members enrolled in its medical and specialty products marketed to employer groups and individuals. This segment provides health maintenance organization products that offer prepaid health insurance coverage to its members through a network of independent primary care physicians, specialty physicians, and other health care providers; preferred provider organization products, which are offered primarily to employer groups and individuals; and administrative services only products that are provided to employers who self-insure their employee health plans. It also offers various specialty products, including dental, vision, and other supplemental products, as well as disease management services. As of December 31, 2010, Humana Inc. had approximately 10.2 million members enrolled in medical benefit plans; and approximately 7.1 million members enrolled in specialty products programs. The company markets its products through various channels comprising television, radio, the Internet, telemarketing, and direct mailings. In addition, it has strategic alliances with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; State Farm; and United Services Automobile Association to market its products. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders bought shares of Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) on weakness during trading hours on Monday. $146.79 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $70.85 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $75.94 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Humana had the 6th highest net in-flow for the day. Humana traded down ($4.81) for the day and closed at $304.87

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) – Piper Jaffray Companies upped their Q3 2019 EPS estimates for Humana in a note issued to investors on Sunday, September 30th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst S. James now anticipates that the insurance provider will post earnings of $4.86 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $4.74. Piper Jaffray Companies has a “Overweight” rating and a $380.00 price objective on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Humana’s Q4 2019 earnings at $3.51 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Humana (NYSE:HUM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The insurance provider reported $3.96 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.79 by $0.17. Humana had a return on equity of 17.43% and a net margin of 2.48%. The business had revenue of $14.26 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.16 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $3.49 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Humana Inc will post 14.18 EPS for the current year.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.(RHP)

Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc., incorporated on June 21, 2012, is a self-advised and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company focuses on group-oriented, destination hotel assets in urban and resort markets. The Company’s segments include Hospitality, which includes its hotel properties and the results of hotel operations; Entertainment, which includes its Grand Ole Opry assets, WSM-AM and its Nashville assets, and Corporate and Other, which includes corporate expenses. Its assets include a network of approximately four upscale, meetings-focused resorts totaling over 7,790 rooms that are managed by lodging operator Marriott International, Inc. (Marriott) under the Gaylord Hotels brand.

Hospitality

The Company’s Hospitality segment consists of Gaylord Opryland, which comprises Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee; Gaylord National, which comprises the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center near Washington, District of Columbia ;Gaylord Palms, which comprises the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center near Orlando, Florida; Gaylord Texan, which comprises the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center near Dallas, Texas; Inn at Opryland, and the AC Hotel. The Company owns its Opryland complex in Nashville, Tennessee, which includes the site of Gaylord Opryland of approximately 170. It also owns the six-acre site of the Inn at Opryland, which is located near the Opryland complex and has over 300 rooms. It has leased a 65-acre tract in Osceola County, Florida, on which the Gaylord Palms is located. It holds over 80 acres in Grapevine, Texas, through ownership of approximately 70 acres and ground lease of approximately 10 acres, on which the Gaylord Texan is located. It also owns an additional of over 20 acres of property adjacent to the Gaylord Texan. It owns approximately 40 acres on the Potomac River in Prince George’s County, Maryland, on which the Gaylord National is located. The Gaylord Opryland has over 2,880 s! ignature guest rooms, approximately four ballrooms with approximately 127,000 square feet, over 110 banquet/meeting rooms, and total meeting, exhibit and pre-function space of approximately 640,000 square feet.

Entertainment

The Company owns the General Jackson’s docking facility, the Grand Ole Opry House and WSM Radio’s offices and studios, each of which are located within the Opryland complex. It also owns Gaylord Springs, an 18-hole golf course situated on over 200 acres, which is located near the Opryland complex. In downtown Nashville, it owns the Ryman Auditorium and the Wildhorse Saloon dance hall and production facility. Its taxable REIT subsidiaries’ (TRSs) lessees have engaged Marriott to manage the day-to-day operations of the General Jackson Showboat, Gaylord Springs and the Wildhorse Saloon.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc (NYSE:RHP) CEO Colin V. Reed purchased 6,106 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 4th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $82.46 per share, for a total transaction of $503,500.76. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc  (NYSE:RHP)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Kimco Realty Corporation(KIM)

Kimco Realty Corporation, incorporated on March 25, 1994, is a real estate investment trust. The Company is engaged principally in the ownership, management, development and operation of open-air shopping centers. The Company holds interests in approximately 610 shopping center properties, aggregating over 100 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA), located in approximately 40 states of the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.

The Company holds approximately 450 other property interests, primarily through the Company’s preferred equity investments and other real estate investments, totaling over 7.3 million square feet of GLA. The Company’s shopping centers are anchored generally by discount department stores, supermarkets or drugstores. The Company’s shopping center properties have various national and regional companies as tenants, such as TJX Companies, The Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, Royal Ahold, Albertsons, Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, Petsmart and Ross Stores.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Unlike the group above, Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE: KIM) is a shopping mall real estate investment trust (REIT) trading far below its all-time highs. But it still looks expensive. While its open-air shopping malls are located mostly in the top metropolitan markets — and mostly from grocery-anchored centers at that — it’s fighting a long-term e-commerce trend. Kimco may be an income stock, but this does not mean that it won’t decline if its results disappoint or if the market deteriorates. I would be careful with KIM at this time. 

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Real estate investment trust (REIT) Kimco Realty (NYSE:KIM) owns retail properties. With the retail industry in a state of flux, often referred to with the hyperbolic term “the retail apocalypse,” investors haven’t been too keen on the company’s shares of late. In fact, the shares are 45% off of the highs reached in mid-2016, and the yield is over 6%, higher than it has been since 2011 despite annual dividend hikes since that date. For those who can see past the retail apocalypse hype, though, Kimco is worth a deep dive.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    But that’s not the full story, either. Kimco Realty (NYSE:KIM), one of the nation’s largest shopping-center owners, lost around 19% in 2018, yet it outdistanced the S&P and the REIT average in January with a 16% gain. That’s roughly 6 percentage points better than Retail Opportunity Investments did. Why?

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Worldquant Millennium Quantitative Strategies LLC bought a new stake in Kimco Realty Corp (NYSE:KIM) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 85,388 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $1,451,000.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.(BCEI)

Bonanza Creek Energy Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of onshore oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas in the United States. The company’s oil and liquids weighted assets are located primarily in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado; and the Dorcheat Macedonia Field in southern Arkansas. It also owns and operates oil-producing assets in the North Park Basin in Colorado; and the McKamie Patton Field in Southern Arkansas. Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Bonanza Creek Energy (NYSE:BCEI) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019 12:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Bonanza Creek Energy Inc (NYSE:BCEI) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $41.67.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bonanza Creek Energy (NYSE:BCEI) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI)

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Digirad Corporation(DRAD)

Digirad Corporation provides diagnostic solutions in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Diagnostic Services and Diagnostic Imaging. The Diagnostic Services segment provides in-office nuclear cardiology and ultrasound imaging, and cardiac event monitoring services to physicians who perform nuclear imaging, echocardiography, vascular or general ultrasound tests, or any combination of these procedures in their offices, hospitals, and imaging centers. The Diagnostic Imaging segment sells medical diagnostic imaging systems, including solid-state gamma cameras for nuclear cardiology and general nuclear medicine applications, as well as provides camera maintenance services to physician offices, hospitals, imaging centers, and mobile service providers. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Some of these are even smaller nano-caps, such as medical device maker Digirad (Nasdaq: DRAD), whose entire market value is just $36 million.

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with small businesses. I own shares of quite a few in my personal account. But for the most part, I use them to fill out the growth sleeve of my portfolio and don’t consider them stable income producers.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc.(BRG)

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (“we,” “us,” or the “Company”) was incorporated on July 25, 2008 under the laws of the state of Maryland.

We have elected to be treated, and currently qualify, as a real estate investment trust (or “REIT”) for federal income tax purposes. As a REIT, we generally are not subject to corporate-level income taxes. To maintain our REIT status, we are required, among other requirements, to distribute annually at least 90% of our “REIT taxable income,” as defined by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), to our stockholders. If we fail to qualify as a REIT in any taxable year, we would be subject to federal income tax on our taxable income at regular corporate tax rates. We were incorporated to raise capital and acquire a diverse portfolio of residential real estate assets.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of research analysts have commented on BRG shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 15th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 target price on shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $11.17.

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    About Bluerock Residential Growth REIT

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN:BRG) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,697,945 shares, a decrease of 7.7% from the August 15th total of 1,840,022 shares. Approximately 7.2% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 110,334 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 15.4 days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Bluerock Residential Growth REIT (NASDAQ:BRG) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bluerock Residential Growth REIT earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 47.1792961215955 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Transocean Inc.(RIG)

Transocean Ltd. provides offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells worldwide. It offers deepwater and harsh environment drilling, oil and gas drilling management, and drilling engineering and drilling project management services. The company also offers well and logistics services. In addition, it engages in oil and gas exploration, development, and production activities primarily in the United States offshore Louisiana and Texas, and in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea. As of February 10, 2011, the company owned, had partial ownership interests in, and operated 138 mobile offshore drilling units, including 47 high-specification floaters, 25 midwater floaters, 9 high-specification jackups, 54 standard jackups, and 3 other rigs, as well as 1 ultra-deepwater floater and 3 high-specification jackups under construction. Transocean Ltd. was founded in 1953 and is based in Zug, Switzerland.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    This was one of those quarters where Transocean’s (NYSE:RIG) results aren’t necessarily reflective of the company’s accomplishments. Even though Transocean posted yet another quarterly loss, the company completed a major acquisition and netted some notable contract wins. These won’t show up on the financial statements for a while, but they are indicative of a company poised to do better in the future. 

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Celgene Corporation(CELG)

Celgene Corporation discovers, develops, and commercializes therapies to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases worldwide. It markets REVLIMID, an oral immunomodulatory drug for multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and mantle cell lymphoma; ABRAXANE, a solvent-free chemotherapy product to treat breast, non-small cell lung, pancreatic, and gastric cancers; POMALYST/IMNOVID to treat multiple myeloma; and OTEZLA, a small-molecule inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 for psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, Behçet’s disease, atopic dermatitis, and ulcerative colitis. The company’s products also include VIDAZA, a pyrimidine nucleoside analog to treat intermediate-2 and high-risk MDS, and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, as well as acute myeloid leukemia (AML); THALOMID for the patients with multiple myeloma and erythema nodosum leprosum; ISTODAX to treat cutaneous and peripheral T-cell lymphoma; and FOCALIN, FOCALIN XR, and RITALIN products. Its clinical stage products include OTEZLA for the treatment of various immune-inflammatory diseases; sotatercept for the treatment of renal anemia, beta-thalassemia and MDS; luspatercept for beta-thalassemia and MDS; CC-486 to treat MDS, AML, and solid tumors; CC-122 and CC-220 to treat hematological and solid tumor cancers, and inflammation and immunology diseases; PDA-002 for the treat diabetic foot ulcers and peripheral neuropathy; and PNK-007 for hematological malignancies treatment. The company has collaborative agreements with Novartis Pharma AG; Acceleron Pharma; Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Epizyme Inc.; Sutro Biopharma, Inc.; bluebird bio, Inc.; FORMA Therapeutics Holdings, LLC; Acetylon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; NantBioScience, Inc.; AstraZeneca PLC; Lycera Corp.; Juno Therapeutics, Inc.; and Triphase Accelerator Corporation, as well as a strategic collaboration with Nurix, Inc. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Summit, New Jersey.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 31st. The biopharmaceutical company reported $2.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.32 by $0.07. Celgene had a net margin of 26.48% and a return on equity of 114.66%. The business had revenue of $4.04 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.98 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $2.00 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Celgene Co. will post 10.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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    About Celgene

  • [By ]

    Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY), one of the largest U.S. pharma companies by revenue, didn’t waste any time scooping up biotech Celgene (Nasdaq: CELG). Announced on January 3, the $74 billion acquisition is the second-largest pharmaceutical M&A deal ever (after the $87 billion merger of Warner-Lambert and Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) twenty years ago).

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Fidelity Southern Corporation(LION)

Fidelity Southern Corporation operates as the holding company for Fidelity Bank, which provides financial products and services for business and retail customers primarily in the metropolitan Atlanta and northern Florida markets. The company accepts various deposit products, including savings deposits, noninterest-bearing demand deposits, interest-bearing demand deposits, money market accounts, time deposits, and brokered deposits. It also offers various loan products, including commercial and industrial loans, commercial loans secured by real estate, small business administration loans, construction and residential real estate loans, direct and indirect automobile loans, residential mortgage and home equity loans, secured and unsecured personal loans, and residential mortgage loans. In addition, the company offers Internet banking comprising online bill pay and mobile deposit, as well as Internet cash management services; and trust and wealth management services. Further, it provides cash management, remote deposit, and international trade business services; and merchant services for businesses and credit cards. Additionally, the company operates an insurance agency that offers consumer credit related insurance products; and issues trust preferred securities. As of March 31, 2015, it had a network of 45 branches. Fidelity Southern Corporation was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Fidelity Southern Co. (NASDAQ:LION) by 6.7% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,680,359 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 105,499 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 0.06% of Fidelity Southern worth $38,766,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

Top 10 Energy Stocks For 2019

You need to own gold; and you need to own shares in companies that find and mine it. I lay out seven reasons below, in what I’m calling the “Seven Pillars of Gold.”

Each “pillar” reinforces the argument for holding gold.

There’s some overlap between each of the pillars. In fact, it’s fair to say that many of the reasons to own gold actually segue back and forth, bumping into each other. But it’s possible to lay out seven distinct ideas. Here they are:

Pillar One: Oil prices are rising. Doubtless, you’ve noticed it if you’ve filled the fuel tank in your car with gasoline in the past nine months. From 2015 to late 2017, we enjoyed a three year respite from the olden days of $100 oil; but now, oil has decided to get up off the mat.

From a price in the $40 range a mere six months ago, we’re now into the $70s per barrel and higher prices are forecast. Of course, oil means energy, which means that higher oil costs will translate into higher prices for just about everything, not just at the fuel pump.

Top 10 Energy Stocks For 2019: Renesola Ltd.(SOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sola Token (CURRENCY:SOL) traded up 26.7% against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on September 28th. One Sola Token token can currently be bought for $0.0085 or 0.00000131 BTC on popular exchanges including Tidex and OpenLedger DEX. Sola Token has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $3,239.00 worth of Sola Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, Sola Token has traded flat against the US dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on ReneSola (SOL)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    ReneSola Sells North Carolina Solar Project To Greenbacker (solarindustrymag.com) ReneSola (SOL) Rating Increased to Neutral at Roth Capital (americanbankingnews.com) ReneSola (SOL) Q1 Earnings in Line, Revenues Top Estimates (zacks.com) ReneSola’s (SOL) CEO Xianshou Li on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) ReneSola (SOL) Releases Earnings Results (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of ReneSola traded up $0.08, hitting $2.76, during trading on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. The stock had a trading volume of 124,969 shares, compared to its average volume of 108,565. The firm has a market capitalization of $102.11 million, a PE ratio of 21.23 and a beta of 2.05. The company has a current ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36. ReneSola has a 12 month low of $2.12 and a 12 month high of $3.79.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sola Token (CURRENCY:SOL) traded 17.9% lower against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on October 11th. One Sola Token token can now be bought for about $0.0054 or 0.00000087 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Tidex and OpenLedger DEX. Sola Token has a total market cap of $153,306.00 and $1,856.00 worth of Sola Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, Sola Token has traded down 12.2% against the dollar.

Top 10 Energy Stocks For 2019: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation(APC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    In addition to the visible growth from these organic expansion projects, Western Gas Partners could accelerate its growth rate by acquiring additional assets from its parent Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC). The two companies have worked together on a series of needle-moving deals over the years and have the potential to continue doing so since Anadarko Petroleum still owns several midstream assets. Currently, these assets generate more than $300 million in EBITDA, so they’re a needle-moving growth opportunity for Western Gas considering that it’s on pace to produce $1.2 billion in EBITDA this year. On top of that, Anadarko is investing $550 million to expand its midstream business, which would mean additional assets that it could eventually drop down to its MLP.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Northern Trust Corp decreased its stake in shares of Anadarko Petroleum Co. (NYSE:APC) by 2.4% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 6,343,268 shares of the oil and gas development company’s stock after selling 152,810 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp’s holdings in Anadarko Petroleum were worth $383,197,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday following a dividend announcement from the company. The stock traded as low as $70.09 and last traded at $69.57, with a volume of 189410 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $69.01.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AlpaCoin (CURRENCY:APC) traded flat against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 18:00 PM ET on October 2nd. One AlpaCoin coin can now be purchased for $0.0003 or 0.00000004 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. AlpaCoin has a market cap of $0.00 and $0.00 worth of AlpaCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, AlpaCoin has traded down 74.2% against the dollar.

  • [By ]

    As things stand right now, analysts anticipate that at least some Iranian oil will come off the market as a result of the sanctions. That lost output would further tighten an oil market that suddenly has little margin for error thanks to red-hot demand and tame supply growth. That’s the recipe for higher oil prices and could make top-tier U.S. oil stocks Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), and ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) big winners in the coming years.

Top 10 Energy Stocks For 2019: Murphy Oil Corporation(MUR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News articles about Murphy Oil (NYSE:MUR) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Murphy Oil earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.9358390009702 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Clinton Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 14,491 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock, valued at approximately $489,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) saw some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 1,420 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,929% compared to the average volume of 70 put options.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Energy Stocks For 2019: Bill Barrett Corporation(BBG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Bill Barrett Co. (NYSE:BBG) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twelve ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $7.28.

Top 10 Energy Stocks For 2019: Enduro Royalty Trust(NDRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Jounce Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNCE) fell 32.5 percent to $11.92 in pre-market trading. Jounce Therapeutics reported that data from ongoing ICONIC trial of JTX-2011 will be presented at the ASCO.
    Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ: ACXM) fell 10.7 percent to $24.60 in pre-market trading. Acxiom reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter, but issued weak FY19 guidance.
    American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEI) shares fell 10.7 percent to $35 in pre-market trading.
    Enduro Royalty Trust (NYSE: NDRO) shares fell 8.5 percent to $3.25 in pre-market trading after tumbling 10.76 percent on Wednesday.
    NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) fell 8.3 percent to $244.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Aircastle Limited (NYSE: AYR) fell 7.2 percent to $21.30 in pre-market trading after announcing 7.9 million secondary offering of common shares.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) shares fell 5.6 percent to $9.29 in pre-market trading after rising 2.29percent on Wednesday.
    Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI) shares fell 5.3 percent to $3.93 in pre-market trading after rising 5.60 percent on Wednesday.
    Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) fell 4 percent to $43.40 in pre-market trading. Cisco reported better-than-expected results for its third quarter. The company sees fourth quarter earnings in the range of 68 cents-70 cents with sales growth of 4-6 percent.
    Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) fell 3.2 percent to $88.45 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat results for its second quarter. Comps were down 0.1 percent in the quarter. The company sees third-quarter comps coming in flat to up 1 percent.
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Top 10 Energy Stocks For 2019: Devon Energy Corporation(DVN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo, Jason Hall, and Tyler Crowe]

    One of the benefits of writing for the Fool is the ability to talk shop (or in our case, talk stocks) with some really smart people who don’t always hold the same views. Those varying perspectives can be invaluable because someone with a different viewpoint can spot issues that one of us might have missed. That’s why I (Matt here) recently asked a few of my colleagues to take a closer look at Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), because I’m thinking about buying it for my portfolio. 

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Meanwhile, several other oil companies have unveiled more balanced plans to return capital to their investors now that the oil market is on the upswing. Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) increased its dividend 33% while also initially authorizing a $1 billion repurchase program. Devon eventually boosted that buyback up to $4 billion, which is currently enough money to retire 20% of its outstanding stock. 

  • [By ]

    Devon Energy (DVN) : “They shot the lights out. They’ve got growth and are bigger than ever.”

    Discovery Communications (DISCA) : “I love this combination. “

  • [By John Bromels]

    But if you look hard enough, there are still some values to be found among oil and gas stocks. Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA), and Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) have all managed to buck the trend of rising stock prices. Here’s why these three stocks look incredibly cheap right now.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The energy company reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by ($0.03), Bloomberg Earnings reports. Devon Energy had a negative net margin of 1.60% and a positive return on equity of 5.48%. The business had revenue of $2.25 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.96 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.80 EPS.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Energy was the other S&P sector in the green yesterday, helped by rising oil prices and excitement about the tie up between Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC) and Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV). Devon Energy Corp (NYSE: DVN) was the biggest gainer in the sector, rising more than 5 percent after the company raised its annual production forecast. (See more on oil below.)

Top 10 Energy Stocks For 2019: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras(PBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, increased to 47.03 million shares from the previous 43.13 million. The stock traded at $9.89 a share in a 52-week range of $7.61 to $17.20. Unfortunately, Petrobras may be trading on an entirely different set of fundamentals and sentiment due to its ongoing woes in Brazil.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) fell 13.2 percent to $10.95 in pre-market trading after dropping 1.33 percent on Friday.
    Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE: SAN) shares fell 8.7 percent to $5.33 in pre-market trading after declining 2.83 percent on Friday.
    Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) fell 8 percent to $32.75 in the pre-market trading session.
    AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE: AER) shares fell 7.4 percent to $51.17 in pre-market trading.
    Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INO) fell 7.4 percent to $4.54 in pre-market trading.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) fell 7 percent to $31.83 in pre-market trading.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares fell 6.5 percent to $30.29 in pre-market trading after dropping 10.60 percent on Friday.
    Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOAN) fell 6.2 percent to $6.85 in pre-market trading.
    RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDHL) fell 6 percent to $6.67 in pre-market trading.
    QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE: QEP) shares fell 5.8 percent to $11.45 in pre-market trading after dropping 6.75 percent on Friday.
    Noah Holdings Limited (NYSE: NOAH) fell 5.5 percent to $61.53 in pre-market trading.
    CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI) shares fell 5.2 percent to $11.70 in pre-market trading

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley, and Credit Suisse downgraded it to Neutral from Outperform. The American depositary shares closed down 3.76% at $15.11 on Wednesday and were indicated down 10% at $13.46 after the Brazilian oil giant slashed diesel prices to ease trucker strike in Brazil.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE: PBR), also known as Petrobras, was downgraded by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley Thursday after announcing that it will temporarily cut diesel prices in Brazil.

Top 10 Energy Stocks For 2019: U.S. Energy Corp.(USEG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about U.S. Energy (NASDAQ:USEG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. U.S. Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the energy company an impact score of 46.6605255497675 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News headlines about U.S. Energy (NASDAQ:USEG) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. U.S. Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the energy company an impact score of 46.1711250941963 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Energy Stocks For 2019: Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.(BCEI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Crude oil prices continue to remain bullish, brightening the prospects of oil and related companies. Bonanza Creek Energy Inc (NYSE: BCEI), an oil and natural gas exploration and production company that emerged from Chapter 11 in April 2017, could also benefit from an improved cost structure, according to Imperial Capital. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bonanza Creek Energy (NYSE:BCEI) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Bonanza Creek Energy Inc (NYSE:BCEI) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $41.67.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Energy Stocks For 2019: NGL ENERGY PARTNERS LP(NGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) rose 65.5 percent to $179.50 in pre-market trading. Madrigal Pharma disclosed that MGL-3196 achieved liver biopsy endpoints in patients with NASH at 36 weeks in Phase 2 trial.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) rose 34.8 percent to $6.70 in pre-market trading after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) shares rose 31.5 percent to $2.19 in pre-market trading after the company reported a licensing deal with Newsoara Biopharma to rights for vTv's PDE4 Inhibitor in China and other Pacific Rim territories.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) shares rose 27.2 percent to $2.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported FDA Fast Track designation for CUDC-907 development in patients with relapse, refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) rose 16.7 percent to $2.51 in pre-market trading.
    Tilly's, Inc. (NYSE: TLYS) rose 14.7 percent to $14.00 in pre-market trading as the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued a strong Q2 outlook.
    Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) rose 14.3 percent to $10.49 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NGL) rose 12.8 percent to $12.10 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 earnings beat.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) rose 11.3 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) shares rose 10 percent to $5.60 in pre-market trading after climbing 24.15 percent on Wednesday.
    Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO) rose 9.8 percent to $5.74 in pre-market trading after Q1 results beat estimates.
    Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) rose 8.8 percent to $89.65 in pre-market trading following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 7.1 percent to $3.65 in pre-market tra
  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

Source: ThinkstockMarch 29, 2017: The S&P 500 closed higher on the day, up 0.11 % and 2.56 points to 2,361.14. Separately the DJIA closed down 0.20% on the day at 20,659.39, down approximately 42.11 points. The question remains if the DJIA gain on Tuesday was just a head fake as the index is lower versus the Nasdaq and the S&P500.

The recovery that oil has made on Tuesday and Wednesday has driven the energy sector higher with a large number of companies posting gains over 1% to 2%, some even as high as 8%. Other green arrows were seen in large-cap tech stocks, department stores, and textiles. On the other hand, major financial stocks were fairly negative as well as practically the entire utilities sector.

Crude oil actually pushed higher in Wednesdays session up 2.2% at $49.44.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.(BCEI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Crude oil prices continue to remain bullish, brightening the prospects of oil and related companies. Bonanza Creek Energy Inc (NYSE: BCEI), an oil and natural gas exploration and production company that emerged from Chapter 11 in April 2017, could also benefit from an improved cost structure, according to Imperial Capital. 

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Dril-Quip, Inc.(DRQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dril-Quip, Inc. (NYSE:DRQ) – Stock analysts at Piper Jaffray issued their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Dril-Quip in a research note issued on Monday, May 14th. Piper Jaffray analyst I. Macpherson anticipates that the oil and gas company will post earnings per share of ($0.11) for the quarter. Piper Jaffray currently has a “Hold” rating and a $40.00 price target on the stock. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Dril-Quip’s Q3 2018 earnings at ($0.08) EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.09) EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at ($0.03) EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.02 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.08 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.08 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.64 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dril-Quip (NYSE: DRQ) is one of 14 public companies in the “Oil & gas field machinery” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Dril-Quip to related companies based on the strength of its risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Pioneer Energy Services Corp.(PES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Shares of a handful of small independent oil and gas producers, as well as a number of smaller oilfield service and equipment providers fell more than 10% on May 25.Profire Energy, Inc.(NASDAQ:PFIE), which manufactures burner management systems for oil and gas companies, fell 14.5%, while offshore energy industry transportation specialistBristow Group Inc(NYSE:BRS) fell 12.6%. Onshore drilling contractorPioneer Energy Services Corp(NYSE:PES) and offshore oil and gas producerW&T Offshore, Inc.bothfell 11.4%, while independent oil and gas producersCalifornia Resources Corp (NYSE:CRC) andUltra Petroleum Corp(NASDAQ:UPL) fell 10.5% and 10%, respectively.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Baytex Energy (NYSE: BTE) and Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) Director C John Thompson sold 6,666 shares of Pioneer Energy Services stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.25, for a total transaction of $28,330.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 41,818 shares in the company, valued at approximately $177,726.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Newfield Exploration Company(NFX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) which traded down nearly 5% at $23.22. The stocks 52-week range is $22.96 to $37.61. Volume was 5.2 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.3 million.

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) just had a bearish crossover on Friday, according to the chart. The predicted 72-hour moving average crossed below the simple 10-day moving average. If Monday's price action holds, that will serve as a confirmation the negative trend. 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fernwood Investment Management LLC trimmed its stake in Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX) by 6.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 31,500 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 2,000 shares during the quarter. Fernwood Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Newfield Exploration were worth $769,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE: NFX) traded down about 10.2% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $23.10 after closing Tuesday at $25.73. The stock’s 52-week high is $40.82. Volume was approaching five times the daily average of 2.6 million shares. The independent oil & gas producer reported earnings last night.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.(HLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) soared 33.3% last month thanks to a combination of higher oil prices, strong first-quarter results, and a string of analyst upgrades.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc.(NYSE:HLX) surged on Tuesday, rising more than 13% at 10:45 a.m. EDT after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7
  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street suffered a sharp drop on Tuesday, with major benchmarks posting substantial declines in response to a combination of economic factors. The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond climbed above 3% for the first time since 2014, but of greater concern to many market participants were remarks in major corporate earnings reports suggesting that business conditions had likely hit their peak and were poised to deteriorate going forward. With raw materials costs starting to pick up, many manufacturers are reporting inflationary pressures that could hurt profits. Yet even as the broader indexes fell, some individual companies had good news to report. Sanmina (NASDAQ:SANM), Helix Energy Solutions (NYSE:HLX), and Weatherford International (NYSE:WFT) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now

Stocks discussed on the Lightning Round segment of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money Program, Wednesday, December 7.

Bullish Calls

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK): Cramer called this one a “Trump stock.” The company is sitting on a lot of gas, “and I think can go much higher.”

STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM): Cramer likes this stock. This company and others in its space (Marvell (NASDAQ:MRVL) and Cypress (NASDAQ:CY)) “have the wind at their back.”

Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC): The regional bank operates in an area of Michigan that’s doing well. “Bank stocks are Trump stocks,” Cramer said.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: TerraForm Power, Inc.(TERP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP) is the other yieldco that generates a significant portion of its revenue from wind. Of the company’s 2,606 MW in assets,1,532 MW are wind power, and it averages 14 years remaining on its power purchase agreements. Management aims to hold onto about 15% to 20% of cash available for distribution (CAFD) in order to grow TerraForm Power organically. The stock’s payout yields 6.8% today, and over time, management forecasts the dividend will grow by 5% to 8% per year.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP) has been an abysmal investment since its initial public offeringin mid-2014. Investors who bought into the renewable yieldco’s IPO hype have seen their investment fall by nearly two-thirds. Driving that value destruction was a series of high-priced, debt-fueled acquisitions aimed at quickly growing the dividend. Instead, TerraForm got in over its head and had to suspend the payout at the end of 2015.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer, Travis Hoium, and Chuck Saletta]

    Often a high yield is an indication of a stock that’s facing some sort of trouble — but not always. If you take the time, you can find high-yield stocks worth buying if you look in the right places. For example, decidedly low-techLamar Advertising Company (NASDAQ:LAMR), beaten-up midstream playerMagellan Midstream Partners, LP(NYSE:MMP), and renewable power-focused TerraForm Power, Inc. (NASDAQ:TERP) come from vastly different industries. However, each of these high-yield stocks has a solid business and good growth prospects.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Renewable energy has quietly become one of the best places for investors to find high-quality dividends that sport high yields as well. Yieldcos likeBrookfield Renewable Partners (NYSE:BEP), TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP), Pattern Energy (NASDAQ:PEGI), and NRG Yield (NYSE:NYLD) (NYSE:NYLD-A)have yields of over 5% along with long-term contracted cash flows to sell energy to utilities.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Entercom Communications Corporation(ETM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Entercom Communications (NYSE:ETM) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 31,151 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,443% compared to the typical volume of 2,019 call options.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Entercomm Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a Pennsylvania-based broadcasting and radio network corporation that was founded in 1968.

    The company owns 235 radio stations across 48 media markets and is the second-largest radio company in the United States. The company began its digital marketing arm in 2014 and announced the acquisition of Lincoln Financial Media the same year.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of radio broadcasting company Entercom Communications (NYSE:ETM) were slammed on Tuesday, falling as much as 24.1%. At the time of this writing, shares are down about 19%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Entercom Communications (NYSE:ETM) was downgraded by research analysts at Noble Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Wednesday, The Fly reports.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.(BCEI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI)

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  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Crude oil prices continue to remain bullish, brightening the prospects of oil and related companies. Bonanza Creek Energy Inc (NYSE: BCEI), an oil and natural gas exploration and production company that emerged from Chapter 11 in April 2017, could also benefit from an improved cost structure, according to Imperial Capital. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI)

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Top Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019

The Nifty50 is expected to open higher on Thursday on positive cues from other Asian markets. The index ended22.5 points, or 0.2 percent, lower at 10,526 on Wednesday.

Trends witnessed on the Singaporean Exchange indicate a positive opening for the Nifty back home. The SGX Nifty was trading at 10,588.50, up 0.32 percent from its previous close.

The S&P 500 eked out a small gain, while the Dow declined after a volatile trading session on Wednesday, with weakness in sectors such as consumer staples and financials offsetting strong gains in the energy and industrial indexes, Reuters reported.

Resource stocks were on a roll in Asia on Thursday as oil prices hit heights not seen since late 2014, though the potential boost to inflation globally also pressured fixed-income assets.

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Oil prices trading close to highs touched in the previous day that were last seen in late 2014, buoyed as US crude inventories declined and as top exporter, Saudi Arabia is expected to keep withholding supply to prop up the market, Reuters reported.

Top Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.(BCEI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI)

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  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Crude oil prices continue to remain bullish, brightening the prospects of oil and related companies. Bonanza Creek Energy Inc (NYSE: BCEI), an oil and natural gas exploration and production company that emerged from Chapter 11 in April 2017, could also benefit from an improved cost structure, according to Imperial Capital. 

Top Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Southwestern Energy Company(SWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) traded down about 5.2% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $4.00 after closing Thursday at $4.22. The stock’s 52-week high is $9.75. Volume was around 21 million, about 10% below the daily average of around 23 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) which rose over 5% to $5.77. The stocks 52-week range is $4.90 to $10.99. Volume was about 19 million compared to its average volume of nearly 17 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) traded down 7.4% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $4.63 after closing Friday at $5.00. The stock’s 52-week high is $9.75. Volume was over 37 million, approaching double the daily average of about 21 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Friday was Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) which rose 20% to $4.46. The stocks 52-week range is $3.42 to $8.94. Volume was about 52 million compared to the daily average volume of 26 million.

Top Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Macquarie Infrastructure Company(MIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) Director Infrastructure Manag Macquarie acquired 430,648 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 21st. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $37.36 per share, with a total value of $16,089,009.28. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 6,690,969 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $249,974,601.84. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Atria Investments LLC raised its holdings in Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) by 59.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 8,737 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,251 shares during the quarter. Atria Investments LLC’s holdings in Macquarie Infrastructure were worth $323,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE: MIC) and Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE:ANW) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Macquarie Infrastructure Corp. (NYSE: MIC) fell nearly 42% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $37.06 after closing at $63.62 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $81.74. Volume of about 24 million was nearly 30 times the daily average. The company chopped its dividend by about 28% to $4 a year. There’s no better way to make investors flee.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sunoco (NYSE: SUN) and Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Top Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: PBF Logistics LP(PBFX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PBF Logistics (NYSE:PBFX) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The pipeline company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.49 by ($0.06), MarketWatch Earnings reports. PBF Logistics had a net margin of 33.57% and a return on equity of 56.03%. The company had revenue of $64.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $67.75 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.55 earnings per share. PBF Logistics’s revenue was up 5.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

Top Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Ring Energy, Inc.(REI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about Ring Energy (NASDAQ:REI) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ring Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 49.0210925561374 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ring Energy (NYSEAMERICAN:REI) will be issuing its Q1 2018 quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 9th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.15 per share for the quarter.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018

Energy is an absolutely fascinating industry to follow right now. On one side, you have oil and gas companies selling at incredibly low valuations, despite the fact that oil prices are above $70 a barrel. On the other side, you have renewable-energy companies with a multitrillion-dollar growth highway ahead of them.

With these interesting trends emerging, there’s no doubt that investors are looking at this industry. To help investors start their search for great energy investments, we asked three of our investing contributors to each highlight a stock they see as a great buy now. Here’s why they picked Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP), Brookfield Renewable Partners (NYSE:BEP), and SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR).

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Only building what’s needed

Reuben Gregg Brewer (Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.): This company is among the most conservatively run midstream oil and natural gas players. Its debt-to-EBITDA ratio is well below industry bellwethers like Enterprise Products Partners L.P.and Kinder Morgan, Inc.And it avoids dilutive unit issuance, with its unit count effectively flat over the past five years compared to a roughly 17% rise at Enterprise.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Apache Corporation(APA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Now, I haven’t dabbled in U.S. shale oil or in the permian basin since I extracted myself from Apache (APA) several months ago after an epic fight in the name of capital preservation. But The Wall Street Journal ran a piece last week explaining that due to already-mentioned distribution bottlenecks, Permian-basin oil prices had fallen below $60 a barrel despite the fact that WTI futures were trading above $70.

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA) has been ripping since March 2nd, when it hit a two-year low of $33.60. Since then it's up 25 percent. 

    The three-month chart below shows that this trend is likely to continue. The blue line is generated via VantagePoint's intermarket analysis, and represents a prediction of what APA's moving average will be in three days. The black line is a simple 10-day moving average. Note the bullish crossover that occurred in early March. That was a signal that the stock was entering an uptrend. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) dropped about 7.3% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $34.50. Shares closed at $37.20 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $55.23. Volume was over 11 million, about three times the daily average of around 3.9 million. The company reported quarterly results this morning, but investors were not impressed.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) fourth-quarter results are scheduled for Thursday. The consensus forecast is for $0.22 in EPS on $1.55 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $38.11. The consensus price target is $50.43. The 52-week range is $35.70 to $56.51.

  • [By ]

    Presto, West Texas Intermediate crude rose 3% to $71.18, the highest since December 2014, boosting shares of oil companies including Occidental (OXY) , which gained 4.8%, Marathon (MRO) , up 3.8%, and Apache (APA) , which gained 2.5%. Spot gasoline also rose 2.7% to $2.17 a gallon, boding ill for the summer driving season in the U.S. and potentially eroding any gains middle-class Americans received from the Trump tax cuts.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.(BCEI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI)

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  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Crude oil prices continue to remain bullish, brightening the prospects of oil and related companies. Bonanza Creek Energy Inc (NYSE: BCEI), an oil and natural gas exploration and production company that emerged from Chapter 11 in April 2017, could also benefit from an improved cost structure, according to Imperial Capital. 

Best Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Approach Resources Inc.(AREX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Approach Resources (AREX)

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Best Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: PetroChina Company Limited(PTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Hot Bank Stocks To Invest In 2018: Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.(BCEI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Crude oil prices continue to remain bullish, brightening the prospects of oil and related companies. Bonanza Creek Energy Inc (NYSE: BCEI), an oil and natural gas exploration and production company that emerged from Chapter 11 in April 2017, could also benefit from an improved cost structure, according to Imperial Capital. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI)

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Hot Bank Stocks To Invest In 2018: Super Micro Computer, Inc.(SMCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares jumped 29.86 percent to close at $2.87 on Friday.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares gained 28.87 percent to close at $8.75 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSE: MXC) gained 27.02 percent to close at $5.4744.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) climbed 26 percent to close at $23.94. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 25.64 percent to close at $42.44 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.19 percent to close at $8.50 after reporting Q2 results.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares gained 22.45 percent to close at $31.58 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) gained 22.31 percent to close at $6.25 after reporting Q1 results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares jumped 22.27 percent to close at $121.46 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Jerash Holdings (US), Inc. (NASDAQ: JRSH) gained 20.86 percent to close at $8.46.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 19.83 percent to close at $6.89 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 18.01 percent to close at $55.95 on Friday after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 17.73 percent to close at $21.25 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) rose 17.41 percent to close at $2.36.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares gained 16.78 percent to close at $12.25 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares rose 14.23 percent to close at $63.40 following Q1 result
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares rose 35.8 percent to $3.00.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares surged 32 percent to $8.94 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) gained 29.6 percent to $24.62. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares rose 26.8 percent to $32.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) gained 25 percent to $7.185 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares climbed 23.7 percent to $122.87 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.2 percent to $8.4999 after reporting Q2 results.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) gained 22.2 percent to $41.27 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 22.2 percent to $57.955 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) jumped 19.7 percent to $6.12 after reporting Q1 results.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 16.4 percent to $21.00 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares rose 16.4 percent to $12.21 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares gained 14.9 percent to $63.75 following Q1 results.
    Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) shares climbed 14.5 percent to $23.98 folloiwng strong Q1 results.
    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) climbed 12.6 percent to $25.40 after reporting Q1 earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY) shares gained 10 percent to $19.59 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7 percent to $10.09 following Q3 r
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ:SMCI) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Friday.

    A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Super Micro Computer from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, April 5th. Maxim Group increased their price objective on shares of Super Micro Computer from $45.00 to $50.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $28.14.

Hot Bank Stocks To Invest In 2018: Nektar Therapeutics(NKTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    But some stocks don’t take nearly that long to double. Three stocks in particularhave doubled investors’ money — and more — in just the last 12 months. Here’s why Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), CRISPR Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRSP), and Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) became such huge winners — and whether or not their impressive momentum can continue.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Even though it’s been a rough few years for many of the industry’s larger players, some smaller upstarts have produced stunning gains lately. Shares ofNektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), BeiGene Ltd. (NASDAQ:BGNE), and AveXis Inc. (NASDAQ:AVXS) have risen at least 500% in less than three years.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Nordea (OTCPK:NRBAY) is, for those unfamiliar, the biggest pan-Nordic banking group, having market shares of 15-30% in each of the four Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. According to Global Financial Magazine, Nordea was ranked as the 29th safest bank globally in 2017. The ranking was based on the long-term foreign currency ratings issued by Fitch Ratings, Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investors Service.

Source: Company data

Another indicator of its safe-haven status is the fact that Nordeas junior subordinated bonds, or the so-called CoCos, are trading at just a 3.4% yield. For comparison, JPMorgans (JPM) CoCos are trading at a 5.5% yield.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.(BCEI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Bonanza Creek Energy Inc (NYSE: BCEI) shares dropped 53 percent to $0.929 after the company reported that it has entered into a restructuring support agreement with bondholders holding more than $400 million in unsecured debt. The company also disclosed that it will commence its prepackaged bankruptcy case on or before January 5, 2017.

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Crude oil prices continue to remain bullish, brightening the prospects of oil and related companies. Bonanza Creek Energy Inc (NYSE: BCEI), an oil and natural gas exploration and production company that emerged from Chapter 11 in April 2017, could also benefit from an improved cost structure, according to Imperial Capital. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    SandRidge Energy Inc. (NYSE: SD) emerged from an $8.3 billion bankruptcy in October 2016 while Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. (NYSE: BCEI) emerged in April after clearing up about $1.4 billion in debt. On November 15, SandRidge agreed to pay $746 million for Bonanza Creek and on November 22, Carl Icahn announced that he had acquired a 13.5% stake in SandRidge and said he intends to vote against the “nonsensical Bonanza transaction.”

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    As a service to our readers, we’ve put together a list of 10 cheap oil stocks under $5. Here are the stocks, share prices, and year-to-date (YTD) returns for each:

    Vallourec Sp (OTCMKTS ADR: VLOWY); $1.42; +13.6% YTDIthaca Energy Inc. (TSE: IAE); $1.93; +14.5% YTDSandRidge Permian Trust (NYSE: PER); $3.45; +16.95% YTDGeopark Ltd. (NYSE: GPRK); $5.06; +17.4% YTDGastar Exploration Inc. (NYSEMKT: GST); $1.89; +22.26% YTDAscent Resources Plc. (LON: AST); $2.11; +25.53% YTDErin Energy Corp. (NYSEMKT: ERN); $3.94; +29.1% YTDChesapeake Granite Wash Trust (NYSE: CHKR); $3.25; +38.3% YTDSouthcross Energy Partners LP (NYSE: SXE); $2.27; +68.15% YTDBonanza Creek Energy Inc. (NYSE: BCEI); $2.27; +122.55% YTD

    This list of oil stocks contains some highly speculative plays, so we can’t recommend buying them.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund(IBB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    One reason for this is the market’s continued ability to leverage what’s working and treat laggards in isolation. Biotechs had led early this year. But as profiled Monday, the iShares Nasdaq Biotech ETF (IBB) had just gotten back to that key resistance line (near 280), which had stunted many similar oversold rallies last year. So, while the pullback isn’t surprising, it is discouraging, especially if it means the IBB could waste the chance of leveraging the longer term bottoming formation.

  • [By ]

    October was not kind to the biggest names in biotech. While smaller, more speculative biotech names consolidated, the big kids fell off a cliff. The biotech slide accelerated midway through the month, with both the large-cap iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) and the smaller SPDR S&P Biotech ETF slipping more than 5%.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of Gilead Sciences have dipped 0.1% to $68.97 at 1:05 p.m. today, while the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) has risen 0.4% to $296.51.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Of course, Donald Trump took on the health care industry in his press conference today, so Gilead’s shares–and just about every other biotech and pharmaceutical company–are getting smacked down. Its stock fallen 2.4% to $25.03 at 3:30 p.m. today, while the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) has fallen 2.9% to$278.49.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Real Goods Solar, Inc.(RGSE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Real Goods Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: RGSE) got a boost, shooting up 22 percent to $2.98 after dropping 7.89 percent on Monday. RGS Energy disclosed that it has completed its $11.5 million public offering of common stock and warrants.

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    Here is a list of the top 10 best small-cap stocks based on price gains per share so far in 2017:

    Company (Ticker)Price per Share% Change AquaBounty Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AQB)$14.338,646.99%Rennova Health Inc. (Nasdaq: RNVA)$3.133,333.73%China Gengsheng Minerals Inc. (OTCMKTS: CHGS)$0.021,718.18%Sunshine Heart Inc. (Nasdaq: SSH)$3.851,071.43%CTI BioPharma Corp. (Nasdaq: CTIC)$4.30991.76%Catalyst Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: CBIO)$6.22853.85%TearLab Corp. (Nasdaq: TEAR)$4.20707.85%Pulmatrix Inc. (Nasdaq: PULM)$3.86566.10%Real Goods Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: RGSE)$1.43498.75%Calithera Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: CALA)$11.70281.54%

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Vivint Solar Holdings along with small cap solar installation stock Sunrun Inc (NASDAQ: RUN) below their IPO prices while Real Goods Solar, Inc (NASDAQ: RGSE)has imploded after being a highflyer:

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Industrias Bachoco, S.A. de C.V.(IBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bachoco (NYSE:IBA) declared a semiannual dividend on Thursday, April 26th, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 11th will be given a dividend of 0.432 per share on Monday, May 21st. This represents a dividend yield of 1.53%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 10th. This is a boost from Bachoco’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.42.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Pilbara Minerals Limited (PILBF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The question now is more about speed of EV implementation. On the supply side, it has been great to see LAC, Pilbara Minerals (OTCPK:PILBF) and Altura Mining (OTCPK:ALTAF) get funding, but the continued issues with Albemarle’s (NYSE:ALB) LaNegra II expansion and Orocobre (OTCPK:OROCF) ramping up to Phase 1 capacity of 17,500 tonnes/year of lithium carbonate are further evidence that lithium projects take time and have considerable execution risk.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The other producing lithium miners, and soon to be producers. I have discussed these previously in detail here, here and here. Needless to say, the top 3 producers are non-pure plays (SQM (NYSE:SQM), Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), and FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC)). The top pure play currently producing miners are Orocobre (ASX:ORE) (OTCPK:OROCF), Tianqi Lithium (SHE:002466), Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium, Galaxy Resources, Mineral Resources [ASX:MIN] (OTC:MALRF), and Neometals [ASX:NMT] (OTC:RRSSF). The near-term producers include Altura Mining [ASX:AJM] (OTCPK:ALTAF), Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) (OTC:PILBF), Kidman Resources (ASX:KDR), Critical Elements, Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) [TSX:NMX], Lithium Americas (OTCQX:LACDF) [TSX:LAC], Lithium X (OTCQX:LIXXF) (TSXV:LIX), Neo Lithium, and Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) [TSXV:BCN], Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [AAL], European Metals (OTCPK:MNTCF, ASX:EMH, AIM:EMH) and Pure Energy (OTCQB:PEMIF) [PE].

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: China HGS Real Estate, Inc.(HGSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    But before we show you our pick, here are the top 10 penny stocks to watch this week…

    Penny Stocks Current Share Price (as of Jan. 5) Jan. 2-5 Gain (as of Jan. 5)
    My Size Inc. (Nasdaq: MYSZ) $1.66 152.28%
    Cytori Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTX) $0.47 89.52%
    DelMar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: DMPI) $1.675 58.02%
    CAS Medical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CASM) $1.09 55.71%
    China HGS Real Estate Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSH) $1.83 47.58%
    Aethlon Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD) $1.56 43.12%
    Midatech Pharma Plc. (Nasdaq: MTP) $1.23 43.01%
    Comstock Holding Cos. Inc. (Nasdaq: CHCI) $1.87 36.5%
    Cenveo Inc. (Nasdaq: CVO) $1.20 31.82%
    EV Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: EVEP) $0.6844 31.62%

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: China Eastern Airlines Corporation Ltd.(CEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares rose 15.2 percent to $31.90 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) rose 12.4 percent to $41.30 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGLE) rose 10.8 percent to $8.75 in pre-market trading.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 8.8 percent to $11.05 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) rose 7.3 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 6.9 percent to $7.00 in pre-market trading after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALL) rose 6.5 percent to $10.68 in pre-market trading.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 5.2 percent to $20.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.53 percent on Monday.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose 5 percent to $91.16 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 5 percent to $167.98 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that Takeda is nearing a preliminary agreement to acquire Shire after sweetened bid.
    Outfront Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT) shares rose 5 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) rose 4.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.80 percent on Monday.
    SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) rose 3.7 percent to $109.80 in pre-market trading after the company posted strong quarterly results and raised its outlook for the year.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) shares rose 3.7 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.45 percent on Monday.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: D

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Alphatec Holdings, Inc.(ATEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Alphatec Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: ATEC) were down around 25 percent to $2.00 as the company reported an $18.9 million private placement.

    Heat Biologics Inc (NASDAQ: HTBX) was down, falling around 15 percent to $0.872. Heat Biologics priced its 5 million share offering at $0.80 per share.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related Mid-Afternoon Market Update: CytomX Therapeutics Climbs Following Bristol-Myers Squibb Partnership; Medgenics Shares Slide 15 Biggest Mid-Day Losers For Monday Cerulean Pharma's (CERU) CEO Chris Guiffre on Cerulean and Dar茅 Proposed Transaction (Transcript) (Seeking Alpha)
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    Cerulean Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: CERU) shares dipped 27 percent to $0.817. Cerulean Pharma shares have dropped 60.28 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 15.31 percent in the same period.
    Tandem Diabetes Care Inc (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares tumbled 24.2 percent to $1.17. Tandem Diabetes Care priced 18 million share offering at $1.25 per share.
    Alphatec Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: ATEC) shares fell 21.1 percent to $2.10 as the company reported a $18.9 million private placement.
    Heat Biologics Inc (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares dropped 15.5 percent to $0.870. Heat Biologics priced its 5 million share offering at $0.80 per share.
    Rave Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: RAVE) shares fell 15 percent to $1.76.
    QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) shares declined 12.2 percent to $1.58. QuickLogic priced its 10 million share offering at $1.50 per share.
    Orion Engineered Carbons SA (NYSE: OEC) shares dropped 9.5 percent to $19.10. Orion Engineered Carbons reported a 5 million common stock secondary offering.
    Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc (NASDAQ: IDXG) shares fell 8.7 percent to $2.61 after the company reported debt restructuring and agreed to eliminate its royalty and mileston

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated(RGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Morgan Stanley downgraded Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) to Equal-Weight.
    UBS downgraded AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX) to Sell.
    Citi upgraded Sealed Air (NYSE: SEE) to Buy.
    Goldman Sachs upgraded Reinsurance Group (NYSE: RGA) to Buy.

  • [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).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    RGA has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Wells Fargo restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $160.00 price target (up previously from $150.00) on shares of Reinsurance Group of America in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. UBS initiated coverage on Reinsurance Group of America in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $168.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Reinsurance Group of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, March 12th. Morgan Stanley reduced their price target on Reinsurance Group of America from $138.00 to $135.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on Reinsurance Group of America in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $164.00 price target for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $159.78.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Apollo Global Management, LLC(APO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q1 2017 earnings report for small cap for-profit education stock Apollo Education Group Inc (NASDAQ: APOL) is scheduled for after the market closes on Monday (January 9th). Last February, Apollo Education Groupannounced a definitive agreement to be acquired by a consortium of investors including The Vistria Group, LLC, funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO), and Najafi Companies for $9.50 per share in cash for both Class A and B shares. However, the for-profit education sector along with certain aspects of the Apollo deal have been targeted by the Obama administration and it remains to be seen how the Trump administration will treat the sector and the deal.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Netflix at all time highswhile 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,was swallowed up Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) late last year:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group dropped their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Apollo Global Management in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, May 7th. Jefferies Group analyst G. O’hara now forecasts that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.69 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.70. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Apollo Global Management’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.75 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.80 EPS.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Private equity giant Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO) had a huge hedge fund buying shares last week. Tiger Global Management picked up361,800 shares at prices that ranged from $23.65 to $24.57 apiece. The total for the purchase was reported at $9 million. The stock closed onFriday at $25.30. The 52-week range is $14.25 to $25.80, and the consensus price target is $25.81.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Reuters reported last week that the company is considering selling its 2,500 service stations in Italy for a tidy 500 million (about $538 million). The rumored buyer is private equity giant Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO), also rumored to be interested in buying 2,600 Italian service stations from a joint venture between Italy’s Eni SpA (NYSE: E) and Total SA (NYSE: TOT).

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO) had a huge hedge fund once again acquiring shares last week. Tiger Global Management bought 202,100 shares of the private equity giant at prices that ranged from $26.75 to $27.01. The total for the purchase was reported at 5.5 million. The stock close last Friday at $26.10, and the 52-week range for the shares is $14.25 to $27.78. The consensus price target is $30.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018

The latest plunge in global stocks hit Asia Pacific on Friday after late heavy selling in the U.S. left the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 in correction territory for the first time in two years.

Chinese big caps slumped again after underperforming Thursday. The Shanghai Composite
SHCOMP, -4.11%
dropped 3.5% to hit eight-month lows, just two weeks after hitting its latest two-year high.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Freeport-McMoran, Inc.(FCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Jon Najarian spoke about unusually high call options activity in Macy's Inc (NYSE: M) and Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE: FCX).

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. (NYSE:FCX) has done a great job turning itself around. But just as it was starting to gain traction in its efforts to recover from an (in hindsight) ill-advised oil investment, troubles popped up at one of its most important mine investments: the Grasberg Mine in Indonesia. Legal wrangling with the country’s government has cast a cloud over the company’s future. But it should, hopefully, start to clear over the next year. Here’s what you need to know.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Freeport-McMoran Inc. (NYSE: FCX) which rose about 4% to $14.73. The stocks 52-week range is $9.24 to $17.06. Volume was nearly 21 million compared to its average volume of 18.5 million.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street suffered a big drop on Tuesday, with the Dowdown as much as 600 points during the session before rebounding somewhat. The bond market continued to be a source of consternation for many investors, with rates rising through the 3% level for the 10-year Treasury, marking an important psychological milestone in what some predict could be a multiyear bear market for bonds. Earnings reports also brought downward pressure on certain companies, despite what was overall been a generally favorable season thus far. Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII), Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX), and Waters (NYSE:WAT) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P.(CLMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, energy shares fell 1.02 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL), down 8 percent, and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (NASDAQ: CLMT) down 7 percent.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:CLMT) is attempting to shift gears as it refocuses around higher-margin refined chemicals products. The plan sounds good on paper, and the independent refiner appears to be making progress. However, after a doubling of the price over the past year, most investors need to think carefully before jumping on this bandwagon. Here’s why.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (NYSE: CLMT) was down, falling around 9 percent to $7.65. Janney Capital downgraded Calumet Specialty from Buy to Neutral.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, energy shares tumbled by 1.25 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN), down 16 percent, and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (NASDAQ: CLMT), down 14 percent.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Two turnaround stocks drawing attention from investors are propane distributor Ferrellgas Partners L.P. (NYSE:FGP) and specialty refiner Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP (NASDAQ:CLMT). They’ve had very different trajectories in the last year, with the former losing 35% and the latter gaining 108%. However, the biggest problem facing each business is the same: suffocating debt.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Meritage Corporation(MTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

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

  • [By Jason Hall]

    WhenMeritage Homes Corp(NYSE:MTH) last reported earnings to wrap up fiscal 2016, it left investors with reason to be concerned. The company finished the year with strong 15% home-closing revenue growth in the fourth quarter, 19% home-closing revenue growth for the full year, and a 15% jump in earnings per share for the year. Unfortunately, the homebuilder reported that its unit sales, and that its backlog of homes on order, were down from the year-ago period in the fourth quarter — not a positive metric considering the general strength of the new homes market and the company’s success in expanding and growing in recent years.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    WhenMeritage Homes Corp.(NYSE:MTH) Chairman and CEO Steve Hilton said the company was going to change its strategy and focus on lower-cost starter homes a few years ago, many industry followers probably thought it was a mistake. At the time — and to some extent this has continued — the most successful homebuilders were focusing upmarket on more high-end communities.

  • [By Jason Hall]

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

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: DAVIDsTEA Inc.(DTEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    DavidsTea Inc (NASDAQ: DTEA) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $71.74 million.

    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: (SMPQY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The majority owner is Sun Pharma (OTC:SMPQY) (the largest drug business in India). There have been a number of articles that have outlined Sun Pharma and its quest for Taro, but it makes a lot of sense for Sun to want to own all – and not just the majority – of Taro. One big reason is that owning all of Taro means that any investments that Sun makes with Taros $1.2 billion cash hoard will not be diluted by the presence of minority shareholders. Another reason that Sun likely wants Taro is simply because it is very cheap right now. Sun is run by its founder and majority shareholder, Dilip Shanghvi, who is sort of a pharmaceutical value investor who has opportunistically made acquisitions and investments over time, building his firm starting with a loan of $200 in the early 1980s to the multi-billion business it is today.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    We believe that two main risks currently exist. First, a few days ago, U.S. Department of Justice filed charges in generic drug price-fixing probe. The U.S. Department of Justice accused two former generic pharmaceutical executives of colluding with other generic manufacturers to fix prices – the first criminal charges stemming from a two-year investigation. Companies in the congressional probe have since publicly disclosed that they have received subpoenas, including Mylan NV (NASDAQ:MYL), Allergan (NYSE:AGN), which later sold its generics business to Teva (NASDAQ:TEVA), Lannett (NYSEMKT:LCI), Impax Laboratories (NASDAQ:IPXL), Endo International (NASDAQ

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy For 2018

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Homebuilders stocks and corresponding exchange-traded funds are performing well this year, as highlighted by a 29 percent in the S&P Homebuilders Select Industry Index. Sound fundamentals underpin the rally in homebuilders equities, boding well for aggressive traders considering the Direxion Daily Homebuilders & Supplies Bull 3X Shares (NYSEARCA:NAIL).

 

NAIL, the dominant name among leveraged homebuilders ETFs, looks to deliver triple the daily returns of the widely followed Dow Jones U.S. Select Home Construction Index. That benchmark follows companies “related to homebuilding, including home construction and producers, sellers and suppliers of building materials, furnishings and fixtures and also home improvement retailers,” according to Direxion. 

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy For 2018: Black Box Corporation(BBOX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ: BBOX) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $218.41 million.

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Hot Performing Stocks To Buy For 2018: Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.(BCEI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    As a service to our readers, we’ve put together a list of 10 cheap oil stocks under $5. Here are the stocks, share prices, and year-to-date (YTD) returns for each:

    Vallourec Sp (OTCMKTS ADR: VLOWY); $1.42; +13.6% YTDIthaca Energy Inc. (TSE: IAE); $1.93; +14.5% YTDSandRidge Permian Trust (NYSE: PER); $3.45; +16.95% YTDGeopark Ltd. (NYSE: GPRK); $5.06; +17.4% YTDGastar Exploration Inc. (NYSEMKT: GST); $1.89; +22.26% YTDAscent Resources Plc. (LON: AST); $2.11; +25.53% YTDErin Energy Corp. (NYSEMKT: ERN); $3.94; +29.1% YTDChesapeake Granite Wash Trust (NYSE: CHKR); $3.25; +38.3% YTDSouthcross Energy Partners LP (NYSE: SXE); $2.27; +68.15% YTDBonanza Creek Energy Inc. (NYSE: BCEI); $2.27; +122.55% YTD

    This list of oil stocks contains some highly speculative plays, so we can’t recommend buying them.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    SandRidge Energy Inc. (NYSE: SD) emerged from an $8.3 billion bankruptcy in October 2016 while Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. (NYSE: BCEI) emerged in April after clearing up about $1.4 billion in debt. On November 15, SandRidge agreed to pay $746 million for Bonanza Creek and on November 22, Carl Icahn announced that he had acquired a 13.5% stake in SandRidge and said he intends to vote against the “nonsensical Bonanza transaction.”

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Bonanza Creek Energy Inc (NYSE: BCEI) shares dropped 53 percent to $0.929 after the company reported that it has entered into a restructuring support agreement with bondholders holding more than $400 million in unsecured debt. The company also disclosed that it will commence its prepackaged bankruptcy case on or before January 5, 2017.

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy For 2018: Citizens Financial Group, Inc.(CFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CFG) which traded down 6.8% at $34.57. The stocks 52-week range is $18.34 to $39.75. Volume was 9.6 million versus the daily average of 5.0 million shares.

  • [By ]

    Citizens Financial Group (NYSE: CFG) reports $152 billion in assets and a higher concentration of branches in the Northeast, but has a strong market share of 12% in its top ten metropolitan areas. Business is nearly evenly split between consumer lending (45%) and commercial loans (55%) and a technology investment program is driving a target for up to $60 million in cost savings by the end of 2018.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Jon Najarian said he noticed a large call options volume in Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE: CFG). Around 13,000 contracts of the April 40 calls were traded in the first half of the trading session.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Citizens Financial (CFG) was downgraded to neutral from outperform at Wedbush. The valuation is less attractive, based on a $31 price target, Wedbush said.