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Protect American jobs by getting tough on China.

That’s the underlying idea behind President-elect Donald Trump’s threat of a 45% tariff against China as a ploy to bring jobs back to America.

Before pursuing that strategy, however, Trump might want to check out what happened when his predecessor tried that.

President Obama slapped a stiff 35% tariff on Chinese tires in 2009 after American companies complained about unfair competition. They said China was flooding America with tires at low prices making it tough for U.S. companies to compete. The tire tariff gradually waned, and finally ended in 2012.

The tariff saved 1,200 U.S. tire jobs, which had been in sharp decline. And U.S. tire production rose after a major decline.

“Over a thousand Americans are working today because we stopped a surge in Chinese tires,” Obama said in his 2012 State of the Union address.

But a study from the Peterson Institute of International Economics found that the tariffs cost Americans in many other ways.

Top Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Patterson Companies, Inc.(PDCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    American International Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) by 320.9% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 182,605 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 139,218 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. owned approximately 0.19% of Patterson Companies worth $4,059,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) had its price objective decreased by Morgan Stanley from $21.00 to $19.00 in a report released on Friday. Morgan Stanley currently has an underweight rating on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, September 19th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 12th will be given a dividend of 0.26 per share on Friday, October 26th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.40%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 11th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Balchem Corporation(BCPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Balchem (NASDAQ: BCPC) is one of 25 public companies in the “Chemicals & allied products” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Balchem to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. boosted its stake in Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) by 656.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 55,180 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 47,884 shares during the period. Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. owned about 0.17% of Balchem worth $4,510,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in shares of Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) by 20.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 73,196 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 12,487 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s holdings in Balchem were worth $5,985,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) – Equities research analysts at Seaport Global Securities lifted their Q2 2019 EPS estimates for shares of Balchem in a report issued on Thursday, February 28th. Seaport Global Securities analyst B. Hundley now forecasts that the basic materials company will post earnings per share of $0.81 for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.80. Seaport Global Securities currently has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Balchem’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.78 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.83 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.15 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.30 EPS.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Balchem’s (NASDAQ:BCPC) fourth-quarter 2018 results, reported this week, showed continued solid revenue and earnings growth. Notably, the specialty-ingredients supplier achieved growth this year without the benefit of large acquisitions, which have helped results in the past. 

Top Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Monroe Capital Corporation(MRCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Monroe Capital (NASDAQ:MRCC) had its price target reduced by National Securities from $17.00 to $16.00 in a research note issued to investors on Monday. National Securities currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PJT Partners (NASDAQ: MRCC) and Monroe Capital (NASDAQ:MRCC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Monroe Capital (NASDAQ:MRCC) was downgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Monroe Capital Corp  (NASDAQ:MRCC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 06, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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Top Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Natera, Inc.(NTRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Natera Inc (NASDAQ:NTRA) traded up 1% during mid-day trading on Monday after Morgan Stanley raised their price target on the stock from $21.00 to $41.00. Morgan Stanley currently has an overweight rating on the stock. Natera traded as high as $24.34 and last traded at $24.17. 12,757 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 99% from the average session volume of 958,145 shares. The stock had previously closed at $23.94.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Today’s after-hours headlines include food and beverage giant Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) and healthcare diagnostics and research company Natera (NASDAQ:NTRA).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Natera (NASDAQ:NTRA) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Monday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Natera Inc (NASDAQ:NTRA) shares traded down 10.7% during mid-day trading on Thursday after an insider sold shares in the company. The company traded as low as $21.99 and last traded at $22.14. 1,094,600 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 173% from the average session volume of 400,551 shares. The stock had previously closed at $24.78.

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Companies hate to cut dividends. Knowing the backlash they’ll get from stockholders, many executives and board members consider it a desperate act of last resort. They will halt non-discretionary expenditures, reduce payroll and overhead, and even take on debt in order to maintain distributions. 

And that’s exactly why dividend hikes send such a strong bullish signal. A company wouldn’t bump quarterly payouts to $0.60 per share from $0.50 unless it were fairly certain that incoming cash flows would be more than sufficient to cover the higher dividend, with room to spare. The last thing they want is to raise it today only to lower back down tomorrow. A dividend hike is a clear vote of confidence for future success. 

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.(WMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Advanced Drainage Systems (NYSE:WMS) had its target price hoisted by equities researchers at Robert W. Baird from $29.00 to $32.00 in a report issued on Wednesday. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the construction company’s stock. Robert W. Baird’s price target points to a potential upside of 10.15% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE: BAH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $1.67 billion.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $396.17 million.
    Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ: LABL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of $424.96 million.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $382.4 million.
    The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE: BNS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $5.46 billion.
    Jianpu Technology Inc. (NYSE: JT) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $47.51 million.
    Trans World Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: TWMC) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (NYSE: WMS) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $249.44 million.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.48 per share on revenue of $5.73 million.
    Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) is projected to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) is expected to report earnings for its first quarter.

     

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Accuray Incorporated(ARAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ:ARAY)’s share price dropped 6.7% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $3.90 and last traded at $3.92. Approximately 1,630,500 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 120% from the average daily volume of 740,567 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.20.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was mixed on Wall Street, with the Nasdaq Composite eking out minor gains even as most other major benchmarks finished down modestly. Market participants seemed largely content to see how things played out on the geopolitical front between the U.S. and North Korea, and key reversals in other financial markets helped send 10-year Treasury rates back below 3% and also resulted in a substantial drop in crude oil prices. Despite generally quiet conditions, bad news sent shares of certain companies lower. Accuray (NASDAQ:ARAY), Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB), and Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    After enjoying their best single-day gains in months yesterday, major market indexes continued to move higher on Friday. But several individual stocks stood out from the rest with more pronounced pops, including Zoe’s Kitchen (NYSE:ZOES), America’s Car-Mart (NASDAQ:CRMT), and Accuray (NASDAQ:ARAY). Read on to learn why.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: A V Homes, Inc.(AVHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about AV Homes (NASDAQ:AVHI) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AV Homes earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.8950832122121 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of AV Homes (NASDAQ:AVHI) have soared today, up by 29% as of 1:40 p.m. EDT, after the company announced it was being acquired. Larger homebuilder Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE:TMHC) is scooping up AV Homes in a $1 billion deal.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Aimia Inc. (GAPFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The preferred shares for Aimia (OTCPK:GAPFF) offer an attractive investment return of 28%, assuming redemption, in contrast to the common shares which are trading at their fair value. We believe the market is under-pricing the preferred shares.

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    As some background, we are intimately familiar with Aeroplan and Air Canada (OTCQX:ACDVF) not just as investors but as extraordinarily heavy consumers. As both an Air Canada top tier elite and Aeroplan top tier member I generate well in excess of 1.5 million Aeroplan miles annually, half from flying Air Canada and its partners and the other half from spending. As consumers we were concerned with Air Canada’s decision (though we expect more details to come out that will alleviate these concerns) but as investors we understand that the fundamental business model of mileage programs are incredibly attractive and that Aimia presents an incredibly rare and lucrative investment opportunity for the investor discerning enough to dig into the company.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Voya Global Equity Dividend and Premium Opportunity Fund(IGD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Voya Global Equity Div & Prm Oppty Fund (NYSE:IGD) declared a monthly dividend on Tuesday, September 18th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 2nd will be given a dividend of 0.061 per share by the investment management company on Monday, October 15th. This represents a $0.73 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 1st.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: CytRx Corporation(CYTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about CytRx (NASDAQ:CYTR) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CytRx earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.6205108631258 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Oncobiologics (NASDAQ: ONS) and CytRx (NASDAQ:CYTR) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Balchem Corporation(BCPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Balchem (NASDAQ: BCPC) is one of 25 public companies in the “Chemicals & allied products” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Balchem to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Comerica Bank lessened its holdings in shares of Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 46,690 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 828 shares during the quarter. Comerica Bank owned 0.15% of Balchem worth $4,608,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in shares of Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) by 20.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 73,196 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 12,487 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s holdings in Balchem were worth $5,985,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $96.61 and last traded at $96.33, with a volume of 2460 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $95.08.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Balchem (NASDAQ: BCPC) is one of 25 public companies in the “Chemicals & allied products” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Balchem to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: LeMaitre Vascular, Inc.(LMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMAT) were down 20 percent to $31.235 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 results.

    Essendant Inc (NASDAQ: ESND) was down, falling around 24 percent to $7.255 after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $34.40.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    After the company reported fourth-quarter and full-year results, shares of LeMaitre Vascular (NASDAQ:LMAT), a medical device company focused on vascular surgery, jumped 18% as of 10:15 a.m. EST on Wednesday.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Nicholas Financial Inc.(NICK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ: NICK) and Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ: NICK) and Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Nicholas Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:NICK) major shareholder Adam K. Peterson acquired 5,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 9th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $10.80 per share, for a total transaction of $59,400.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CPI Card Group (NASDAQ: PMTS) and Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ:NICK) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Pilgrim's Pride Corporation(PPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sei Investments Co. lessened its stake in shares of Pilgrim’s Pride Co. (NASDAQ:PPC) by 53.6% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 104,470 shares of the company’s stock after selling 120,491 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in Pilgrim’s Pride were worth $2,102,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Pilgrim’s Pride (NASDAQ:PPC) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report published on Tuesday.

    Several other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Pilgrim’s Pride from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $27.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. BMO Capital Markets dropped their target price on shares of Pilgrim’s Pride to $31.00 and set a market perform rating for the company in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Morgan Stanley set a $25.00 target price on shares of Pilgrim’s Pride and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Vertical Group raised shares of Pilgrim’s Pride from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. Finally, Mizuho reissued a buy rating and issued a $28.00 target price on shares of Pilgrim’s Pride in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $27.80.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    FinnCap restated their corporate rating on shares of President Energy (LON:PPC) in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

    Separately, Peel Hunt boosted their target price on President Energy from GBX 13 ($0.17) to GBX 13.50 ($0.18) and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Monday, May 21st.

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Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Gorman-Rupp Company (GRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Gorman-Rupp Co (NYSE:GRC) Director Christopher H. Lake sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.69, for a total value of $73,380.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Prentiss Smith & Co. Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Gorman-Rupp Co (NYSE:GRC) during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund acquired 3,000 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $105,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    US Bancorp DE lessened its stake in shares of Gorman-Rupp (NYSE:GRC) by 3.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 136,614 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 5,085 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in Gorman-Rupp were worth $3,996,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sinovac Biotech Ltd.(SVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about Sinovac Biotech (NASDAQ:SVA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sinovac Biotech earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 45.8977999719642 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated(CORT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Corcept Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CORT) develops treatments that address severe metabolic disorders and the effects of cortisol, the hormone responsible for stress.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    A Corcept Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CORT) director has purchased more than 285,000 shares so far this month. At prices that ranged from $12.25 to $12.80 per share, that totaled more than $3.5 million. The stock tumbled after the company posted disappointing quarterly results recently, but the share price is still more than a buck higher than the top of the above purchase range.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Corcept Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CORT) had its price target reduced by equities researchers at B. Riley from $30.00 to $22.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, The Fly reports. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the biotechnology company’s stock. B. Riley’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 76.42% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald assumed coverage on shares of Corcept Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CORT) in a note issued to investors on Thursday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The brokerage set a “neutral” rating and a $17.00 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 25.18% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ:CORT) Director G Leonard Baker, Jr. acquired 105,792 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 17th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $12.50 per share, with a total value of $1,322,400.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 876,838 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,960,475. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cheniere Energy Partners, LP(CQP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    As of the end of the first quarter of 2018, 17.3% of Cheniere Holdings’ common shares were publicly held. Cheniere Energy had only non-economic voting control of the firm. Cheniere Holdings’ sole asset was a 48.6% limited-partner interest in Cheniere Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE: CQP), Cheniere Energy’s publicly traded master limited partnership (MLP).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cheniere Energy Holdings’ sole asset is an approximate 48.6% limited partner interest in Cheniere Energy Partners LP (NYSEAMERICAN: CQP).

    Cheniere Partners is constructing and operating natural gas liquefaction facilities at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal in the Gulf of Mexico. The company plans to construct up to six natural gas liquefaction trains, which are in various stages of development, construction and operations. Trains 1 through 4 are operational, Train 5 is under construction and Train 6 is being commercialized and has all necessary regulatory approvals in place.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is leading the United States toward a future that includes material liquified natural gas exports. The company’s controlled partnership, Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP), already has the Sabine Pass LNG export facility up and running, rewarding investors with hefty distributions. Cheniere Energy is still building another facility in Corpus Christi that’s kept the red ink flowing; however, if the impact of Sabine Pass is any indication, Cheniere Energy could be worth a deep dive.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Balchem Corporation(BCPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Comerica Bank lessened its holdings in shares of Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 46,690 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 828 shares during the quarter. Comerica Bank owned 0.15% of Balchem worth $4,608,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $96.61 and last traded at $96.33, with a volume of 2460 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $95.08.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in shares of Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) by 20.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 73,196 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 12,487 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s holdings in Balchem were worth $5,985,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. boosted its stake in Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) by 656.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 55,180 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 47,884 shares during the period. Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. owned about 0.17% of Balchem worth $4,510,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019

August 1, 2018: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 105 equities making new 52-week lows in Wednesday’s session. On the NYSE decliners led advancers by about 1.7 to 1 and on the Nasdaq, decliners led advancers by about 1.05 to 1.

Ceasars Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ: CZR) traded down about 24% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $8.55 after closing Tuesday at $11.30. The stock’s 52-week high is $14.50. Volume totaled around 97 million, more than 8 times the daily average. The company’s earnings report included bad news for casino stocks.

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) traded down about 2.2% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $9.82 after closing Tuesday at $10.04. The stock’s 52-week high is $13.48. Volume was about slightly above the daily average of about 36 million shares. The company posted weak July sales this morning.

Summit Materials Inc. (NYSE: SUM) traded down more than 18% Wednesday to set a new 52-week low of $20.50. Shares closed at $25.10 on Tuesday, and the 52-week high is $34.06. Volume was more than six times the daily average of around 1.5 million. The company missed earnings and revenue expectations this morning.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: TGC Industries Inc.(TGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tallgrass Energy (NYSE:TGE) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Tallgrass Energy (NYSE:TGE) is a relative unknown in the energy sector. While the company operates one of the more important natural gas pipelines in the country, investors have yet to catch on to its story. Because of that, shares of the pipeline company are cheap, which positions investors to potentially capture meaningful gains if the discount between its peers narrows. Add in a monster dividend and significant upside from some expansion projects it has in development, and Tallgrass Energy could deliver attention-grabbing returns in the coming years.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo, Travis Hoium, and Todd Campbell]

    Three stocks that aren’t even on Wall Street’s radar yet are Tallgrass Energy (NYSE:TGE), Invitae Corporation (NYSE:NVTA), and MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM). Here’s why these three Motley Fool contributors think these stocks could open up the door for investors who are looking where others aren’t to potentially earn some outsized gains. 

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: CNA Financial Corporation(CNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JPMorgan Chase restated their neutral rating on shares of Centrica (LON:CNA) in a research report released on Tuesday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on CNA. Credit Suisse Group reiterated an outperform rating on shares of Centrica in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Kepler Capital Markets decreased their price objective on shares of Centrica from GBX 190 ($2.58) to GBX 160 ($2.17) and set a buy rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of Centrica to an outperform rating and increased their target price for the stock from GBX 150 ($2.03) to GBX 175 ($2.37) in a research note on Monday, February 26th. HSBC lowered shares of Centrica to a reduce rating and cut their target price for the stock from GBX 150 ($2.03) to GBX 120 ($1.63) in a research note on Wednesday, April 11th. Finally, Deutsche Bank reissued a sell rating and set a GBX 125 ($1.70) target price on shares of Centrica in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 174.63 ($2.37).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Centrica (LON:CNA) insider Margherita D. Valle bought 1,357 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 25th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 146 ($1.96) per share, for a total transaction of £1,981.22 ($2,658.29).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Prudential Financial Inc. grew its stake in CNA Financial (NYSE:CNA) by 70.8% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 331,811 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 137,500 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in CNA Financial were worth $16,375,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Centrica (LON:CNA) had its target price boosted by Deutsche Bank from GBX 125 ($1.66) to GBX 135 ($1.80) in a research report report published on Friday morning. Deutsche Bank currently has a sell rating on the integrated energy company’s stock.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Dynatronics Corporation(DYNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News articles about Dynatronics (NASDAQ:DYNT) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dynatronics earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the medical equipment provider an impact score of 45.8383718108453 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dynatronics (NASDAQ: DYNT) and Rockwell Medical (NASDAQ:RMTI) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Rare Element Resources Ltd.(REE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ReeCoin (CURRENCY:REE) traded flat against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 14:00 PM Eastern on June 27th. Over the last week, ReeCoin has traded 5% higher against the dollar. One ReeCoin coin can now be purchased for about $0.0001 or 0.00000001 BTC on popular exchanges. ReeCoin has a total market cap of $175,206.00 and $0.00 worth of ReeCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: MKS Instruments, Inc.(MKSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Stevens Capital Management LP cut its position in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) by 6.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,248 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 586 shares during the quarter. Stevens Capital Management LP’s holdings in MKS Instruments were worth $885,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) Director Peter Hanley sold 250 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $113.70, for a total transaction of $28,425.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 3,241 shares in the company, valued at $368,501.70. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hurco Companies (NASDAQ: HURC) and MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 5,100 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock, valued at approximately $590,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) reached a new 52-week low during trading on Tuesday after Zacks Investment Research downgraded the stock from a hold rating to a sell rating. The stock traded as low as $80.30 and last traded at $80.70, with a volume of 585337 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $83.75.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: AXT Inc(AXTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Gallium Arsenide Global Market Players by 2023- Sumitomo Electric, AXT and China Crystal Technologies (newspharmaceuticals.com) TheStreet Downgrades AXT (AXTI) to C+ (americanbankingnews.com) Is this stock is Overbought? AXT, Inc. (AXTI) (stockquote.review) What Investors Should Know? AXT, Inc. (AXTI) (mostvolatilestocks.com) Community rallies around valley high school, putting on its first musical in 20 years (yourcentralvalley.com)

    Several analysts have recently issued reports on AXTI shares. BidaskClub upgraded AXT from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. Dougherty & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of AXT in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. B. Riley decreased their price target on AXT from $8.75 to $8.25 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded AXT from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 1st. Finally, BWS Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of AXT in a research note on Tuesday, April 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $10.44.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) shares surged 115.8 percent to $4.3591. Comstock reported conversion of the majority of its unsecured, short-term debt into non-convertible preferred equity.
    Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) jumped 38.2 percent to $3.0251 after the company disclosed that it achieved robust viral clearance for its manufacturing process.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) surged 26.7 percent to $61.40 after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) rose 18.9 percent to $2.58.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares gained 17.8 percent to $22.8009.
    The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) shares gained 17.5 percent to $21.07 after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.9 percent to $3.3613.
    Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) shares gained 15.5 percent to $3.35 after the board announced late Wednesday the election of four activist-backed director nominees. Three women and one man comprise the selected group championed by NGM Capital’s Nathan Miller and Kenosis Capital’s Peter O’Malley. Destination Maternity had advocated for another slate of three men and interim CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor. The new directors are Holly Alden, Marla Ryan, Anne-Charlotte Windal and Christopher Morgan.
    AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) rose 15 percent to $7.65.
    nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) gained 14.5 percent to $34.27 following Q1 results.
    Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHV) rose 14.3 percent to $11.4303.
    Bilibili Inc.. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares climbed 13.9 percent to $14.16 after announcing Q1 results.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) gained 13.2 percent to $2.91 after an amended 13D filing from Steel Partners Holdings shows a raised stake in the company from 6.99 million shares to 29.98 million shares, or a 17.8 percent stake.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) gained 13.1
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) shares climbed 154.95 percent to close at $5.15 on Thursday. Comstock reported conversion of the majority of its unsecured, short-term debt into non-convertible preferred equity.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) jumped 33.45 percent to close at $3.87.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) gained 29.72 percent to close at $62.85 after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares rose 22.93 percent to close at $23.80.
    nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) jumped 21.52 percent to close at $36.37 following Q1 results.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) gained 20.28 percent to close at $2.61.
    The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) shares rose 19.57 percent to close at $21.45 after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
    AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) gained 18.8 percent to close at $7.90.
    Catasys, Inc. (NASDAQ: CATS) rose 16.33 percent to close at $6.41.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 15.68 percent to close at $23.09 on Thursday.
    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS) climbed 15.11 percent to close at $6.02 on Thursday after gaining 6.30 percent on Wednesday. Baird initiated coverage on Marinus Pharmaceuticals with an Outperform rating.
    Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) shares rose 14.48 percent to close at $3.32 after the board announced late Wednesday the election of four activist-backed director nominees. Three women and one man comprise the selected group championed by NGM Capital’s Nathan Miller and Kenosis Capital’s Peter O’Malley. Destination Maternity had advocated for another slate of three men and interim CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor. The new directors are Holly Alden, Marla Ryan, Anne-Charlotte Windal and Christopher Morgan.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) gained 11.53 percent to close at $3.29 after announcing preliminary Q1 results.
    Bilibili Inc.. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 11.33 pe
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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN) and AXT (NASDAQ:AXTI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: T-Mobile US, Inc.(TMUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    The heads of Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) and T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) went before Congress to defend a planned merger. According to The Wall Street Journal:

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    Sprint (NYSE:S) has an agreed-upon merger deal with T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS): Under the terms, its shareholders will receive 0.10256 T-Mobile shares for each Sprint share they own.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The margins for wireless carriers have frayed as Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S), T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) and AT&T play for position among customers in a saturated market. The iPhone 8 still gives them a chance to go after one another with a new chess piece.

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    T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS) is buying Sprint Corp. (S) for $59 billion. If the deal falters, T-Mobile could be in play. But Comcast’s debt load could prohibit it from pursuing the company. 

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: TransUnion(TRU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    MIB and TransUnion Work Together to Minimize Identity Fraud in Life Insurance and Annuities (finance.yahoo.com) C2 Systems Launches Cloud-based Data Aggregation and Decision Engine (prweb.com) Insider Selling: TransUnion (TRU) EVP Sells 30,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com) TransUnion (TRU) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $538.48 Million (americanbankingnews.com) TransUnion to Present at William Blair Growth Stock Conference (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of research firms have commented on TRU. Zacks Investment Research upgraded TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Robert W. Baird upped their price target on TransUnion from $65.00 to $74.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. SunTrust Banks upped their price target on TransUnion from $64.00 to $78.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Barclays upped their price objective on TransUnion from $65.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co set a $65.00 price objective on TransUnion and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $66.64.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Natixis trimmed its stake in shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) by 22.9% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 248,242 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 73,784 shares during the quarter. Natixis’ holdings in TransUnion were worth $17,784,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Eagle Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) by 11.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,432,827 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 144,711 shares during the period. Eagle Asset Management Inc. owned about 0.78% of TransUnion worth $81,355,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) EVP David M. Neenan sold 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.42, for a total value of $2,112,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 123,029 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,663,702.18. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Balchem Corporation(BCPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. boosted its stake in Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) by 656.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 55,180 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 47,884 shares during the period. Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. owned about 0.17% of Balchem worth $4,510,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $96.61 and last traded at $96.33, with a volume of 2460 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $95.08.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Comerica Bank lessened its holdings in shares of Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 46,690 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 828 shares during the quarter. Comerica Bank owned 0.15% of Balchem worth $4,608,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Balchem (NASDAQ: BCPC) is one of 25 public companies in the “Chemicals & allied products” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Balchem to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Cerus Corporation(CERS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Cerus (NASDAQ:CERS) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Thursday.

    Several other brokerages also recently weighed in on CERS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Cerus from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $8.50 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 24th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a reduce rating and issued a $9.00 price target on shares of Cerus in a report on Friday, July 20th. Finally, Cowen set a $10.00 price target on Cerus and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Friday, August 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $8.00.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares jumped 31.6 percent to $12.18 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 26.5 percent to $14.55 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares gained 25 percent to $4.0234 following Q1 beat.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) jumped 23.5 percent to $55.12 following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) gained 23.3 percent to $59.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 22.5 percent to $47.51 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares surged 21.7 percent to $3.36. Amazon.com's partnership with Sears started in 2017 with an agreement to sell Kenmore-branded appliances online. On Wednesday, the companies announced an extension of their relationship to now include tire delivery and installations.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) jumped 21.3 percent to $2.68 following Q1 results.
    LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) surged 20.4 percent to $3.395 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP) gained 19 percent to $15.82 after reporting Q1 results.
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLCM) shares rose 18.5 percent to $8.13 following Q1 results.
    Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) rose 18.3 percent to $52.47 after the company posted strong quarterly results.
    Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) shares jumped 18.3 percent to $6.47 following quarterly results.
    IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) shares climbed 17 percent to $4.68 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 16.8 percent to $90.10 following Q4 results.
    Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR)
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cerus Co. (NASDAQ:CERS) SVP Carol Moore sold 75,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.72, for a total value of $504,000.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 46,363 shares in the company, valued at approximately $311,559.36. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now

Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase, told the attendees at an investor conference that the new Sapphire Reserve credit card is “doing great”. At the same time, he notes that one negative aspect of its popularity is the high cost of acquisition. In the fourth quarter, the card will reduce the company’s profits by roughly $200 million. To the passive observer, these two statements may seem at odds. The cost for this single credit card seems astronomical, yet senior officers view it as performing well. The answer: user behavior. In the end, cardholders will likely bring down the overall maintenance cost of this product. The Reserve, like many other rewards credit cards, can be profitable for the issuers. On average, cardholders will not be using all the rewards and benefits their cards offer to their fullest potential.

Pedestrians walk past a JPMorgan Chase & Co. bank branch in New York, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Photographer: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Balchem Corporation(BCPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $96.61 and last traded at $96.33, with a volume of 2460 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $95.08.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in shares of Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) by 20.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 73,196 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 12,487 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s holdings in Balchem were worth $5,985,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) hit a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $97.20 and last traded at $96.87, with a volume of 107919 shares. The stock had previously closed at $96.52.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. boosted its stake in Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) by 656.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 55,180 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 47,884 shares during the period. Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. owned about 0.17% of Balchem worth $4,510,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Nearly every business Balchem(NASDAQ:BCPC) is in has seen strong growth in 2018, and that’s driving the company’s financial results higher. Fracking is seeing the biggest growth, but human and animal health continue to be great businesses for the company.

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Teekay Offshore Partners L.P.(TOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Teekay Offshore Partners (TOO)

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

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $120.51 billion.
    J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.2 per share on revenue of $2.63 billion.
    Dillard's, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $1.46 billion.
    The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.21 per share on revenue of $444.14 million.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is expected to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $296.76 million.
    KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $306.72 million.
    Vascular Biogenics Ltd. (NASDAQ: VBLT) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.21 per share.
    Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $272.04 million.
    Albireo Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALBO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.77 per share on revenue of $31.32 million.

     

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.(ENT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eternity (ENT) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the
    X11 hashing algorithm. Eternity’s total supply is 4,284,068 coins. The official website for Eternity is ent.eternity-group.org. Eternity’s official Twitter account is @Eternity_Group.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    INMARSAT PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS: IMASY) and Global Eagle Entertainment (NASDAQ:ENT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eternity (CURRENCY:ENT) traded 14.6% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 7:00 AM ET on May 28th. Over the last seven days, Eternity has traded 31.6% lower against the U.S. dollar. Eternity has a market capitalization of $156,350.00 and $1,349.00 worth of Eternity was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Eternity coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.0366 or 0.00000506 BTC on exchanges including YoBit, Trade Satoshi and Livecoin.

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

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Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019

The current earnings-report cycle was already off to a strong start when Netflix Inc. set an exceptionally high bar this week, blowing so far beyond subscriber estimates that the video service entered the exalted club of companies valued at more than $100 billion.

Netflix joins the array of U.S., European and Asian companies whose earnings are getting a lift from quickened global economic growth. Meanwhile, U.S. tax cuts should give American companies like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. the chance to reward investors with goodies such as buybacks on top of bonuses they’ve already sprinkled out to workers.

Not every CEO will have as pleasant news to deliver as Netflix’s Reed Hastings. Stung by an October earnings call that went awry, Oscar Munoz on Tuesday afternoon is scheduled to report United Continental Inc.’s second straight annual profit decline. And speculation is mounting that John Flannery will have to cut General Electric Co.’s 2018 profit outlook on Wednesday due to deep problems in the company’s industrial and finance operations.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: United Technologies Corporation(UTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) posted better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE: HOG) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter and raised FY18 guidance.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    European aircraft maker Airbus announced last Friday that it had found an issue with the Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engines the company installs on its top-selling A320neo and A321neo single-aisle passenger jets. Over the weekend the company said it would stop accepting more PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) engines from P&W, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-best performer among the Dow 30 so far this year is Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), up just over 8%, and it was the Dow’s second-best performer for all of 2017. General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) held the top spot in the first week of the yearbut slid to third-best last week with two-week total share price jump of 7.5%. United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) has posted a gain of just over 7% to settle into the fourth spot.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Boeing on June 4 announced a joint venture with French engine maker Safran to build auxiliary power units, small engines used to start the main engines on an aircraft and for supplemental power when the aircraft is on the ground. The current market for APUs is dominated by United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) and Honeywell (NYSE:HON), with UTX the sole provider of APUs on Boeing’s 787 models, and Honeywell the sole provider on the 777 and 737.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) and TAT Technologies (NASDAQ:TATT) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [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 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: KLA-Tencor Corporation(KLAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced its position in shares of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) by 29.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 2,157,739 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 897,207 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned approximately 1.38% of KLA-Tencor worth $235,213,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd trimmed its holdings in shares of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) by 17.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 63,511 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 13,260 shares during the period. WINTON GROUP Ltd’s holdings in KLA-Tencor were worth $6,923,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Shares of KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ: KLAC) were down 3.5% at $109.33, in a 52-week range of $87.93 to $123.96. It also has a consensus price target of $132.31.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) is not a well-known company. The semiconductor packaging equipment specialist is valued at just $1.65 billion, and it recorded just $809 million of revenue last year. That’s a much smaller number than those posted by semiconductor equipment giants like Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC), and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on KLA-Tencor (KLAC)

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  • [By ]

    Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) is not a well-known company. The semiconductor packaging equipment specialist is valued at just $1.65 billion, and it recorded just $809 million of revenue last year. That’s a much smaller number than those posted by semiconductor equipment giants like Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC), and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX).

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Chuy's Holdings, Inc.(CHUY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    As an investor, it’s always hard when a company you love doesn’t see things go its way. I ate at Tex-Mex chain Chuy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:CHUY) original Austin locations hundreds of times during my time in Texas’ capital city, and eating at not one but two of its Houston-area restaurants on a recent trip to my hometown was a highlight of my time there. Yet despite my own contributions toward boosting Chuy’s sales performance, the company’s broader fortunes have remained mixed, and a brutally competitive restaurant industry has made it hard for Chuy’s to keep itself moving forward despite its ambitious expansion efforts.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chuy’s (NASDAQ:CHUY) CEO Steven J. Hislop sold 3,690 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.00, for a total transaction of $110,700.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 132,460 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,973,800. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Chuy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:CHUY) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 8, 2018 4:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Papa Murphy’s (NASDAQ: FRSH) and Chuy’s (NASDAQ:CHUY) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS(TKC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) fell 13.4 percent to $51.10 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 9.8 percent to $28.97 in pre-market trading after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 8.2 percent to $8.81 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 7.5 percent to $3.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET) fell 7.4 percent to $248.00 in pre-market trading following first-quarter earnings.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 6.7 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Varex Imaging Corporation (NASDAQ: VREX) fell 5.2 percent to $34 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 results.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) shares fell 5.2 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.02 percent on Thursday.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $61.70 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) fell 4.6 percent to $25.15 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) shares fell 4 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.86 percent on Thursday.
    Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: MLCO) fell 4 percent to $30.65 in pre-market trading.
    Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ: CENX) fell 4 percent to $15.76 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC) shares fell 3.5 percent to $48.10 in pre-market tr

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NASDAQ: TKC) was started with an overweight rating at J.P. Morgan. The 52-week trading range for the company’s shares has been $6.33 to $11.29. The consensus price target is $10.94. The shares ended trading on Monday at $6.58.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) fell 15.2 percent to $3.51 in pre-market trading after surging 88.18 percent on Tuesday.
    Pfenex Inc. (NASDAQ: PFNX) shares fell 15 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after the company announced an offering of common stock.
    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB) fell 17.6 percent to $47.75 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat results for its first quarter and issued a weak earnings forecast for the second quarter.
    Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) fell 13 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading after reporting weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) shares fell 12.1 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after reporting pricing of public offering of common stock.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) shares fell 9.8 percent to $27.31 in pre-market trading.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) fell 6.5 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) shares fell 5.8 percent to $71.02 in pre-market trading. Target reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales exceeded estimates.
    PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF) shares fell 5.7 percent to $42.42 in pre-market trading

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) shares fell 9.6 percent to $37.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued downbeat earnings forecast.
    Tilly's, Inc. (NYSE: TLYS) fell 5.7 percent to $12.98 in pre-market trading after rising 12.69 percent on Thursday.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) fell 4.2 percent to $6.39 in pre-market trading after dropping 4.71 percent on Thursday.
    Sunlands Online Education Group (NYSE: STG) fell 4.2 percent to $9.13 in pre-market trading.
    Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB) fell 4.2 percent to $3.42 in pre-market trading after climbing 12.62 percent on Thursday.
    Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) fell 4.1 percent to $236.80 in pre-market trading. Ulta Beauty reported upbeat results for its first quarter, but issued weak second-quarter earnings and sales guidance.
    GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) shares fell 3.8 percent to $12.70 in pre-market trading. GameStop reported in-line earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ: WDAY) fell 3.2 percent to $126.85 in the pre-market trading session after the company posted Q1 results.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares fell 3 percent to $57.15 in pre-market trading

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Turkcell (NYSE:TKC) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $7.59 and last traded at $7.74, with a volume of 559325 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $8.02.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Balchem Corporation(BCPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in shares of Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) by 20.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 73,196 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 12,487 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s holdings in Balchem were worth $5,985,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Nearly every business Balchem(NASDAQ:BCPC) is in has seen strong growth in 2018, and that’s driving the company’s financial results higher. Fracking is seeing the biggest growth, but human and animal health continue to be great businesses for the company.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $96.61 and last traded at $96.33, with a volume of 2460 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $95.08.

Hot Gold Stocks To Buy Right Now

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Societe Generale SA have submitted final bids for the Commerzbank AG unit that houses the lender’s exchange-traded fund business, according to people familiar with the situation.

Barclays Plc., which was said to be interested in the Equity Markets & Commodities unit, has dropped out of the process, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing the private deal. Commerzbank plans to pick the winning offer next month, two people said. Bank officials declined to comment.

Commerzbank put the EMC unit up for sale as it scales back trading and focuses on lending to retail and corporate clients. Chief Financial Officer Stephan Engels previously said he would like to complete the sale this year. The business generated 381 million euros ($466 million) in revenue last year and was the only unit inside Commerzbank’s corporate clients division to see income rise.

Germany’s second-largest lender had earlier explored the option for an IPO of the unit, however the business appeared to be too small as a standalone public company, people familiar with the matter have said. During recent months, it had been working on separating the unit from the rest of the bank while it explored the different options.

Hot Gold Stocks To Buy Right Now: Nuveen Select Tax Free Income Portfolio(NXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Vivaldi Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Nuveen Select Tax-Free Income (NYSE:NXP) by 64.5% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 32,927 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 12,906 shares during the period. Vivaldi Capital Management LLC owned approximately 0.20% of Nuveen Select Tax-Free Income worth $462,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Gold Stocks To Buy Right Now: Balchem Corporation(BCPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Nearly every business Balchem(NASDAQ:BCPC) is in has seen strong growth in 2018, and that’s driving the company’s financial results higher. Fracking is seeing the biggest growth, but human and animal health continue to be great businesses for the company.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $96.61 and last traded at $96.33, with a volume of 2460 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $95.08.

Hot Gold Stocks To Buy Right Now: Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc.(BUFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Despite his deal hunger, Hayes said he is unlikely to shock investors with an outrageous purchase. In other words, nothing in the mold of cereal giant General Mills (GIS) buying natural pet food brand Blue Buffalo (BUFF) .

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Petmed Express and pet stock peerCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) being outstanding performers over the last year or two while pet food stocks Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF) and Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) have not yet lived up to investor expectations:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nestl茅 (OTCMKTS: NSRGY) and Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Hot Gold Stocks To Buy Right Now: Keysight Technologies Inc.(KEYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Lateef Investment Management L.P. lessened its holdings in shares of Keysight (NYSE:KEYS) by 0.9% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 773,439 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 7,177 shares during the period. Keysight comprises approximately 5.3% of Lateef Investment Management L.P.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 6th biggest position. Lateef Investment Management L.P.’s holdings in Keysight were worth $40,520,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA increased its position in shares of Keysight (NYSE:KEYS) by 1.4% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,314,931 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after acquiring an additional 18,779 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA owned about 0.69% of Keysight worth $68,889,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Barings LLC raised its position in Keysight (NYSE:KEYS) by 3.2% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 73,271 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 2,300 shares during the quarter. Barings LLC’s holdings in Keysight were worth $3,839,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about Keysight (NYSE:KEYS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Keysight earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.6700267330093 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barings LLC raised its position in Keysight (NYSE:KEYS) by 3.2% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 73,271 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 2,300 shares during the quarter. Barings LLC’s holdings in Keysight were worth $3,839,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

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Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL)'s Google is betting heavily on sunshine with its Project Sunroof. As environmental issues take the center stage, alternative clean energy sources such as solar energy are gaining traction. And Google isn't one to pass off a promising opportunity.

Having started the project in August 2015, Google sees this avenue as providing it with the leeway to leverage its expansive data in mapping and computing resources to help calculate the best solar plan for consumers. Founded by Google engineer Carl Elkin, the project's stated purpose is "mapping the planet's solar potential, one roof at a time."

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Waste Management, Inc.(WM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Becker Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Waste Management (NYSE:WM) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 10,320 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $868,000.

  • [By ]

    Waste Management (WM) : “This is a high quality stock so I’m not going to bet against it.”

    The Blackstone Group (BX) : “I think this is a terrific buy.”

  • [By ]

    For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer spoke with Jim Fish, president and CEO of Waste Management (WM) , which just posted an eight-cents-a-share earnings beat, but saw shares decline as investors worry over the impact of trade wars with China on the company’s recycling business.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Reuben Gregg Brewer, and Travis Hoium]

    Finding investments that can reward you over such long periods can do miracles for your portfolio — as long as you can find the right ones. So we asked three Motley Fool investors to highlight a stock they see as a great investment with solid growth prospects over the next 25 years. Here’s why they picked W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW), Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN), and Waste Management (NYSE:WM).

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on The Blackstone Group (BX) , Nvidia  (NVDA) , Amgen (AMGN) , Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) , Hasbro (HAS) and Waste Management (WM) .

  • [By ]

    For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer spoke with Jim Fish, president and CEO of Waste Management (WM) , which just posted an eight-cents-a-share earnings beat, but saw shares decline as investors worry over the impact of trade wars with China on the company’s recycling business.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Balchem Corporation(BCPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Nearly every business Balchem(NASDAQ:BCPC) is in has seen strong growth in 2018, and that’s driving the company’s financial results higher. Fracking is seeing the biggest growth, but human and animal health continue to be great businesses for the company.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Costco Wholesale Corporation(COST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Blue Apron plans to counter bigger challengers like Amazonand Walmartby signing more retail partnerships with brick-and-mortar players that want to sell meal kits. Costco (NASDAQ: COST) is notably Blue Apron’s first major partner.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Target’s (NYSE:TGT) recent operating trends fail to impress when stacked against Costco’s (NASDAQ:COST). That performance gap isn’t unique, though. Costco’s growth puts it in a category all by itself, and so Target is just one of many retailers that trail the warehouse giant in key metrics like customer traffic and operating margin.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    WTI crude oil prices added 1.2% to hit $69.31 per barrel, while Brent crude added 1.4% to hit $74.50. The uptick came after Saudi Arabia hinted that it would like to see oil prices hit the top end of the $80 to $100 range. The key oil supplier has been working with other OPEC producers and Russia to support crude prices to reduce excessive global production. The nations’ agreement is expected to extend well into 2019 and potentially beyond that time frame.
    This morning, as it topped earnings expectations, Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) announced it will purchase the consumer health business of German pharma giant Merck KGaA (OTCMKTS: MKGAF) for nearly $4.2 billion. The deal will expand on P&G’s vitamins and health supplement business. This is the first deal made by P&G since activist investor Nelson Peltz won a board seat last year.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: PM, AXP, AMZN, COST
    Shares of Phillip Morris International Inc.(NYSE: PM) dropped 3.6% in pre-market hours after the company fell short of revenue expectations. Despite reporting earnings per share (EPS) of $1.00, a figure that topped estimates by $0.12, the firm fell short of the $7.02 billion in revenue forecasted by analysts.
    American Express Co.(NYSE: AXP) popped nearly 4% after the company easily topped Wall Street earnings after the bell Wednesday. The firm’s strategy to spend $2.35 billion on customer rewards promotions wooed a large amount of accounts and upgrades during the first three months of 2018. AXP reported EPS of $1.86 on top of $9.72 billion in revenue. Wall Street forecasted $1.71 per share on $9.20 billion.
    Amazon.com Inc.(Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus after two stunning revelations emerged from the company on Wednesday. CEO Jeff Bezos announced that the company has more subscribers to its Prime service than Costco Corp.(Nasdaq: COST), while the average Amazon employee earned under $30,000 in 2017.
    Look for additional earnings reports from Skechers USA In

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    FDx Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in Costco (NASDAQ:COST) by 28.7% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 15,361 shares of the retailer’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,429 shares during the period. FDx Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Costco were worth $2,894,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about Costco (NASDAQ:COST) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Costco earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the retailer an impact score of 47.1055334204751 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: CVS Health Corporation(CVS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) has, indeed, been good to its shareholders. That’s because, in an extremely challenging retail and health-care environment, this company has never stopped innovating and transforming itself.

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    CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) is quickly becoming a behemoth in the health care distribution market and its planned acquisition of managed-care insurer Aetna would complete its control. CVS has been able to avoid regulatory problems by looking to integrate companies vertically along the healthcare distribution chain. This breadth may allow it to deliver services at a lower cost and keep customers within its network.

  • [By ]

    The heightened activity could boost shares of clinics like CVS Health Corp (NYSE: CVS) and Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) through sales of vaccines, services, and other remedies.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACBFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Canopy Growth Corporation (TWMJF) is another popular option, a Canadian company that not only produces but researches and studies cannabis. The Motley Fool recently valued it at around $4.35 billion, a massive number, and noted that it has something most cannabis companies are unable to acquire: bank capital. Bank of Montreal helps finance it, giving it a leg up on the competition. One of its main competitors, Aurora Cannabis (ACBFF) , is expanding its number of growth facilities and purchased competitor CanniMed Therapeutics.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF) and Organigram Holdings (NASDAQOTH:OGRMF) have taken investors on a roller-coaster ride so far in 2018. Both marijuana stocks have experienced multiple swings of 10% or more. Both Aurora and Organigram also appear to berebounding in recent days.

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Here are some of the top marijuana stocks in U.S. exchanges and how the performed this week:

    22nd Century Group Inc (NYSE: XXII): down 9 percent
    Aphria Inc (OTC: APHQF): down 8.6 percent
    Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTC: ACBFF): down 11.4 percent
    Cannabis Sativa Inc (OTC: CBDS): down 10.4 percent
    CannTrust Holdings Inc (OTC: CNTTF): down 2.8 percent
    Canopy Growth Corp (OTC: TWMJF): down 7.8 percent
    Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON): down 7.7 percent
    GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR (NASDAQ: GWPH): up 2.5 percent
    Hiku Brands Company Ltd(OTC: DJACF): down 10.8 percent
    India Globalization Capital, Inc. (NYSE: IGC): down 6.2 percent
    MassRoots Inc (OTC: MSRT): down 6.2 percent
    MedReleaf Corp(OTC: MEDFF): up 0.5 percent
    Scotts Miracle-Gro Co (NYSE: SMG): up 2 percent
    THC Biomed Intl Ltd (OTC: THCBF): down 3.8 percent
    Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ZYNE): down 1.7 percent
    In The News

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sunoco LP(SUN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    That’s the case for Sunoco (NYSE: SUN). After posting a net loss of $0.09 per share in 2017, the gas station owner is expected to swing to a hefty profit of $2.35 per share in 2018. But of the 14 analysts who follow the company, earnings estimates range as low as $1.22 and as high as $3.35 — so there is a high degree of uncertainty.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    However, he did rule out the possibility that the company would also roll up its other MLP Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN). He said that “we’re very pleased with what we’re seeing at SUN as far as the growth that they will be directing that MLP into. And as you know, SUN is younger in the IDR life.” Because of that “for the reasonable future, we don’t see that being rolled up.”

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sunoco (NYSE:SUN) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The oil and gas company reported ($3.74) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.57 by ($4.31), Briefing.com reports. Sunoco had a return on equity of 17.06% and a net margin of 1.27%. The firm had revenue of $3.75 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted ($0.22) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 33.5% compared to the same quarter last year.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: PetMed Express, Inc.(PETS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    PetMed Express (PETS) : “No, no, no, no. When we want pet drugs, we want Idexx Laboratories (IDXX) .”

    Xerox (XRX) : “I’d sell Xerox. That’s a house of pain.”

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on PetMed Express (PETS) , Xerox (XRX) , Daseke (DSKE) , Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) , STMicroelectronics (STM) and Booking (BKNG) .

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap pet stockPetmed Express Inc (NASDAQ: PETS) reportedQ3 earnings before the market opened this morning with shares already rising towards a record high on earnings that beat expectationsplus the Companyraised its dividend by 25%. Net sales rose 13.7% to $60.1 millionwhile net income increased 88% to $9.1 million.The CEO commented:

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Diageo plc(DEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Diageo (NYSE:DEO) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Monday.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Aceto Corporation(ACET)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) shares dipped 69 percent to $11.48 after a disappointing update relating to the company's treatment for AL amyloidosis. Prothena, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that focuses on therapies in the neuroscience and orphan categories, said a Phase 2b study of its therapy called NEOD001 failed to achieve its primary or secondary endpoints. Prothena's Phase 2b study explored its NEOD001 therapy versus a placebo in previously-treated patients with AL amyloidosis and persistent cardiac dysfunction.
    Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) fell 44.3 percent to $4.06. Gridsum reported suspension of audit report on financial statements.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares declined 34.1 percent to $4.16 as the company issued weak revenue forecast for the first quarter.
    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) dropped 32.3 percent to $13.35 after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 31.2 percent to $13.44. Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron.
    Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: VLRS) dropped 18 percent to $5.76. Controladora Vuela recently reported first-quarter results that showed a loss for the quarter. Imperial Capital downgraded Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion from Outperform to In-Line.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) fell 18.2 percent to $2.8797 after declining 19.35 percent on Friday.
    Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) fell 12.3 percent to $52.63.
    Luby's, Inc. (NYSE: LUB) shares declined 10.3 percent to $2.448 following Q2 results.
    Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET) shares tumbled 10 percent to $2.26.
    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) dipped 9.7 percent

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Aceto Corp. (NASDAQ: ACET) saw its shares halved on Thursday after the company gave a critical update. There is a lot going on for Aceto in this update, and most of it is not good news. Amid credit negotiations there are also changes at the highest level of management, making this a tough pill to swallow.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Aceto (NASDAQ:ACET) has been trending somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aceto earned a news impact score of -0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 44.4106764316888 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET) fell 41.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading. ACETO board disclosed that it is taking proactive steps to address business and financial challenges. Canaccord Genuity downgraded Aceto from Buy to Sell.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) fell 25.3 percent to $2.86 in pre-market trading after reporting an ATM offering of $150 million.
    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) fell 17.4 percent to $2.86 in pre-market trading after reporting a fourth quarter sales miss. Comps were down 7.5 percent in the quarter.
    Sleep Number Corporation (NASDAQ: SNBR) fell 12.4 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading following a first quarter earnings miss.
    Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTK) fell 10.2 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading on news of $125 million convertible debt offering.
    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACK) shares fell 8 percent to $8.02 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.02 percent on Wednesday.
    Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPO) shares fell 5.6 percent to $80 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares fell 4.8 percent to $60.00 in pre-market trading after rising 1.78 percent on Wednesday.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) fell 4.6 percent to $2.10 in pre-market trading after surging 84.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE: TSM) shares fell 4.5 percent to $40.07 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results.
    Align Technology, Inc.. (NASDAQ: ALGN) fell 3.5 percent to $267.40 in pre-market trading after rising 1.61 percent on Wednesday.
    Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) shares fell 3.5 percent to $12 in pre-market trading after the company issued quarterly fleet status report.
    GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) fell 3.2 percent to $4.90 in pre-market trading.
    Unilever PLC (NYSE: UL) fell 2.6 percent to $54.73 in pre-market

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Aceto Corporation (NYSE: ACET) shares dropped 60 percent to $2.985 following announcement of financial challenges. The company has suspended further guidance and is evaluating strategic alternatives. Aceto also expects reduction in dividend moving forward. Canaccord Genuity downgraded Aceto from Buy to Sell.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: HCP, Inc.(HCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Swiss National Bank decreased its position in shares of HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) by 13.1% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 1,499,221 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 226,400 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in HCP were worth $34,827,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    The aging baby boomer generation is set to materially increase demand for senior housing. The question isn’t if but when because the demographic shifts this giant generation will engender are largely unavoidable. Investors looking at the senior housing sector have a number of options to pick from, with two of the biggest names in the space being HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) and Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE:BKD). But what’s the better choice here: the property owner or the facility manager?

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Healthcare real estate investment trust HCP (NYSE:HCP) hasn’t exactly been a high-performing stock recently. In fact, while the S&P 500 has risen 26% over the past two years, HCP has fallen 23%.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ctrip.com International, Ltd.(CTRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Let Analyse Simple Moving Averages Ctrip.com International Ltd (NASDAQ: CTRP) (stockspen.com) Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (CTRP) year to date performance remained at -3.24% (nasdaqfortune.com) Ctrip opens Oasis Lab, welcomes external startups to incubation program (tnooz.com) Ctrip.com International, Ltd. to Report First Quarter 2018 Financial Results on May 22, 2018 US Time (prnewswire.com) Ctrip.com International, Ltd. to Report First Quarter 2018 Financial Results on May 22, 2018 U.S. Time (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Ctrip from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. TheStreet raised shares of Ctrip from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, March 12th. Deutsche Bank assumed coverage on shares of Ctrip in a report on Monday, February 5th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $50.00 price target on the stock. TH Capital cut shares of Ctrip from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 26th. Finally, Wells Fargo assumed coverage on shares of Ctrip in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $50.00 price target on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $54.79.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 13.4 percent to $27.01 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    Warrior Met Coal, Inc. (NYSE: HCC) rose 9.1 percent to $30 in pre-market trading after climbing 5.61 percent on Friday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) rose 6.2 percent to $4.83 in pre-market trading after falling 48.35 percent on Friday.
    Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) rose 6 percent to $2.85 in pre-market trading after climbing 1.89 percent on Friday.
    Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTRP) rose 4.8 percent to $43.15 in pre-market trading.
    G1 Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTHX) rose 3.2 percent to $44.00 in pre-market trading after climbing 6.92 percent on Friday.
    Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) rose 3.2 percent to $33.68 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.03 percent on Friday.
    Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) rose 3.1 percent to $59.45 in pre-market trading. Nestle announced plans to acquire rights to market, sell and distribute Starbucks Brands.

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ctrip.com International Ltd. (Nasdaq: CTRP) traded down about 3.5% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $42.36 after closing Friday at $43.91. The stock’s 52-week high is $60.65. Volume totaled around 4.8 million, about equal to the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    While that is happening in the Middle East, trouble is brewing in Washington. In addition to reports that a Russian Oligarch paid Trump’s lawyer $500,000, a U.S. telecom giant is now caught up with the same lawyer. AT&T Corporation (NYSE: T) confirmed Tuesday night that it paid Trump lawyer Michael Cohen for information on the administration. AT&T stock is up 0.6% in premarket hours.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: TRIP, MTCH, FOXA, DIS
    Shares of TripAdvisor (Nasdaq: TRIP) popped nearly 20% after the company crushed earnings after the bell. In addition, the CFO Ernst Teunissen projected strong guidance for the rest of the year. The firm reported EPS of $0.30 on top of $378.0 million in revenue. Wall Street expected $0.16 per share on $360.84 million in revenue.
    Shares of Match Group (Nasdaq: MTCH) popped 3% after the company reported earnings after the bell. The dating site operator reported stronger than expected earnings and revenue figures on Tuesday. Overall, revenue jumped 36% compared to the same period in 2017. The firm also reported stronger than expected guidance. Of course, all anyone is talking about how Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) could impact the dating industry with its new plugin.
    Shares of 21st Century Fox (NYSE FOXA) are in focus as the firm prepares to report earnings before the bell. However, investors are more likely focused today on the expected bidding war between the Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) to purchase key assets of the company. Fox is also tied up in a bidding war with Comcast to purchase British television provider Sky (OTC MKTS: SKYAY).
    Look for additional earnings reports from Booking Holdings (Nasdaq: BKNG), com International (Nasdaq: CTRP), Sina Corp. (Nasdaq: SINA), Albermarle Corp. (NYSE: ALB), Mylan Inc. (NYSE: MYL), SolarEdge Technologies (Nasdaq: SEDG), Wolverine World Wide (NYSE: WWW), IAC Interactive Corp. (NYSE: IAC), and Cavium Inc. (Nasdaq: CAVM).

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Balchem Corporation(BCPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Nearly every business Balchem(NASDAQ:BCPC) is in has seen strong growth in 2018, and that’s driving the company’s financial results higher. Fracking is seeing the biggest growth, but human and animal health continue to be great businesses for the company.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Panasonic Corporation (PCRFY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    The production issue for batteries may improve with added input from partner Panasonic (OTCPK:PCRFY). They currently produce battery cells for Tesla in Nevada, and in Japan. At their recent earnings call CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga said they were looking at manufacturing battery cells at a new plant in China in conjunction with Tesla. They also predicted their automation energy business profit would double this year. This can be seen as a vote of confidence in Tesla and a bullish sign for Tesla stock. However, according to reports in the Nikkei Asian Review, there is as yet no definite commitment for a joint venture in China. Panasonic is the world’s largest battery supplier for EV’s.

  • [By ]

    CBAK is in a very competitive industry, as well as being small relative to its competitors. Among the Company’s competitors are giants like Panasonic (OTCPK:PCRFY) and Samsung (OTC:SSNLF), but overall it faces competition from Japan, Korea, and China. Although CBAK states that “we are able to leverage our low-cost advantage to compete favorably with our competitors”, it is hard to see that being the reality, especially when looking at the above gross margins. Still, the Company may enjoy lower labor costs, since it sources labor locally and apparently it has “higher consistency and safety in product quality, which enables us to compete favorably with local competitors”. But given the greater resources of at least some of its competitors and the constantly evolving dynamics of the industry, competition is surely a risk factor to consider.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Genomic Health (NASDAQ:GHDX) – Equities researchers at Piper Jaffray issued their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Genomic Health in a research report issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. Piper Jaffray analyst W. Quirk expects that the medical research company will post earnings of $0.06 per share for the quarter. Piper Jaffray has a “Hold” rating and a $33.00 price target on the stock. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Genomic Health’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.11 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.14 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.44 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.16 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.18 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.12 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.15 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.62 EPS.

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    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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