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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019

By Gene Munster of Loup Ventures

Tesla released Q2 2018 production and delivery numbers, confirming information leaked over the weekend that they did indeed achieve their goal of 5,000 Model 3s per week, producing 5,031 Model 3s and 1,913 S and X vehicles. These numbers are in line with Musk’s target and slightly ahead of our previous prediction of a run rate between 4,300 and 4,900. Other key takeaways include:

Model 3 production for Q2 was 28,578, nearly 3x higher than Q1 production of 9,766. The company did not steal from Peter to pay Paul, producing 24,761 S and X vehicles in Q2 compared to 24,728 S and X vehicles in Q1. We’re encouraged that this number remained stable during increased efforts to reach Model 3 goals. Tesla reiterated their confidence in reaching both positive GAAP net income and cash flow in Q3 and Q4. Adding some conservatism to Musk’s predictions, we expect the company to be cash flow positive in Q4 through a combination of a higher Model 3 run rate and selling EV credits. After presumably reaching the 5,000 per week target in a burst-build, a short period of pouring resources and manpower into focused production, the question becomes one of sustainability. Tesla commented that they are on track to reach 6,000 Model 3s per week by late August. We expect a temporary step-down in production related to retooling general assembly and we anticipate Model 3 production to exit Q3 at 6,000 per week. Tesla reported that the number of net Model 3 reservations at the end of Q2 stood at roughly 420,000 (on top of the 28,386 delivered to date). We see this as a positive; we had expected the reservation list to shrink meaningfully given the production delays. Now, we expect reservations to increase as more owners become evangelists for the product and cars become available for test drives in Tesla stores.

This strong demand comes into question when considering the effect of the tax credit provided to EV buyers in the US. When Tesla delivers its 200,000th vehicle, this $7,500 tax credit will begin to phase out. The number of vehicles in transit (11,166 Model 3s and 3,892 S and X), along with accelerated deliveries in Canada, could mean Tesla was delaying deliveries in order to game the tax credit. This points to the fact that they should deliver the 200,000th vehicle early in Q3. If that mark is hit early in Q3, the tax credit phase-out will look like this:

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Shake Shack, Inc.(SHAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK) was started with a Hold rating and assigned a $65 price target (versus a $61.75 close) at Stifel.

    Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) was raised to Neutral from Underperform at Merrill Lynch. Its price objective was maintained as $46 in the call (versus a $44.12 close).

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment of the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill is joined by Fool analysts Jason Moser, Andy Cross, and Ron Gross to consider the progress of Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK), which is making headway in its multiyear expansion plan. First-quarter revenue was up 29%, and more importantly, same-Shack sales were up 1.7%, and share prices shot upward in response. Even so, at least one Fool says the stock is still not for him.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK) shares soared after the company breezed past estimates in its first-quarter earnings report. The better-burger chain said revenue increased 29.1% to $99.1 million, ahead of expectations of $96.3 million, while adjusted earnings per share increased from $0.10 to $0.15, crushing the consensus of $0.08. The company also made some upward revisions to its full-year guidance.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE:SHAK) major shareholder Equity Group L.P. Select sold 23,552 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.76, for a total transaction of $1,360,363.52. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    Kline: Earlier this year, I moderated a panel at the Electronic Transactions Association. One of the people on my panel was the tech guy at Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK). I would argue that Shake Shack is a tech company. They’re not a pioneer, they’re really more looking at what other people are doing and how they can adopt it. But the days where any company that interacts with people, unless your model is that you’re folksy and you don’t have technology, you have to have a technology component. The question is going to be how far it goes. 

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK) has one of the most attractive sales growth outlooks in the business right now. Wall Street expects the “better burger” chain to boost revenue by 25% in 2018 to mark just a small slowdown from last year’s 34% spike. Shake Shack is aiming to double its store base between now and 2020 on the way to eventually reaching 450 locations across the U.S., up from 100 today.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: International Game Technology(IGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    The other area to look at is service providers who build the betting infrastructure for casinos. IGT (NYSE:IGT) is powering MGM’s sports betting already, and Scientific Games (NASDAQ:SGMS) announced an agreement with Caesars to use its sports betting platform in New Jersey and Mississippi. They’re in the early phases of building out sport betting businesses, and will likely be providers for most early casino sportsbooks. These companies have a lot of potential upside if sports betting takes off as casinos hope. 

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    One of the reason suppliers like IGT (NYSE:IGT) and Scientific Games are reacting positively is because they’ll likely provide the betting infrastructure casinos use. IGT powers MGM’s playMGM app that takes sports bets in Nevada today. It could easily scale that technology nationwide. Scientific Games sees its OpenBet product suite providing similar solutions to its customers. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of International Game Technology (NYSE:IGT) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report published on Monday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $32.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Zeke Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 8,727 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $201,000.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: RXI Pharmaceuticals Corporation(RXII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares rose 67.5 percent to $49.96 in pre-market trading after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 62.8 percent to $11.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) rose 23.4 percent to $2.11 in pre-market trading following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) rose 19.1 percent to $5.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 17.7 percent to $2.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 15.2 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) rose 14.6 percent to $8.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
    Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 11 percent to $27.50 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) rose 8.9 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MediciNova, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNOV) rose 8.1 percent to $11.35 in pre-market trading after the company announced opening of Investigational New Drug Application for MN-166 (ibudilast) in glioblastoma.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) shares rose 7.7 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company reported that its President and CEO Hannes Portmann left the company. The company named Raymond Threlkeld as successor.
    Otter Tail Corporation (NASDAQ: OTTR) shares rose 7.4 percent to $46.60 in the pre-market trading session.
    Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX) shares rose
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 44.7 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 23.2 percent to $65.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) rose 17 percent to $13.55 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) rose 13.8 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee voted in favor of WAYLIVRA for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 9.4 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a collaboration with Iovance Biotherapeutics.
    ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) rose 13.7 percent to $8.80 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 5.6 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading after falling 2.26 percent on Thursday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.6 percent to $9.30 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) rose 4.7 percent to $47.50 in pre-market trading.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 4.2 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $11.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 earnings.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Intercellular Adhesion Molecule 1 Market Pipeline Review H1 Products in Clinical Stage, Methodology, therapeutic … (talkinvestor.com) Hypoxia Inducible Factor 1 Alpha Market Research Report H1: Drug Profile, Top Industry Intelligence and Therapeutic … (thestockanalysis.com) Connective Tissue Growth Factor Market Opportunities, Demands, Size, Share, Trends, Industry Sales Area and Its … (trueindustrynews.com) Global Connective Tissue Growth Factor Market 2018 – Manufacturing Analysis and Development Forecast 2025 (trueindustrynews.com) Zacks: Analysts Expect RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp (RXII) to Announce -$0.56 EPS (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of RXi Pharmaceuticals stock traded down $0.04 on Tuesday, hitting $1.92. The company had a trading volume of 27,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 258,173. The stock has a market capitalization of $8.21 million, a PE ratio of -0.46 and a beta of 1.20. RXi Pharmaceuticals has a 52 week low of $1.90 and a 52 week high of $7.70.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    New Research Study on Connective Tissue Growth Factor Market 2018 to 2025 (morningoutlook.com) Hypoxia Inducible Factor 1 Alpha Market Pipeline Therapeutics H1, 2018 Product Description, Mechanism of Action … (exclusiveherald.com) Human Papillomavirus Associated Diseases Market Pipeline Therapeutics 2018 Drug Description, Target Finding, and … (thefreenewsman.com) Warts Market Therapeutic Pipeline H1, Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines and Preventive Technologies (newspublicist.com) Brokerages Anticipate RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp (RXII) to Post -$0.56 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of RXi Pharmaceuticals traded down $0.01, hitting $2.24, on Tuesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. 55,400 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 275,015. The company has a market capitalization of $9.96 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.53 and a beta of 1.15. RXi Pharmaceuticals has a one year low of $1.90 and a one year high of $7.70.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Travelzoo Inc.(TZOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) got a boost, shooting up 25 percent to $9.70 following strong Q1 results.

    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares were also up, gaining 9 percent to $64.54 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO) major shareholder Azzurro Capital Inc sold 69,758 shares of Travelzoo stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.13, for a total transaction of $1,264,712.54. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares climbed 54.2 percent to $1.25 on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) climbed 21.3 percent to $9.40 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) gained 16.5 percent to $4.60.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares rose 11.2 percent to $15.4206 following Q3 results.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) shares rose 11 percent to $15.3289. McDermott issued a release reiterating rejection of Subsea 7's offer.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares gained 9.2 percent to $64.61 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) surged 8.5 percent to $46.00 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) climbed 7.5 percent to $107.22 after reporting Q1 results.
    Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNA) rose 6.1 percent to $14.78. B. Riley initiated coverage on Allena Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.6 percent to $102.90 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 4.5 percent to $17.03 following strong Q1 results.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 4.2 percent to $22.20 after reporting Q1 results.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) got a boost, shooting up 30 percent to $10.16 following strong Q1 results.

    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares were also up, gaining 8 percent to $64.01 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) and CACI (NYSE:CACI) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Caterpillar, Inc.(CAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Of the three other Dow stocks closest to Boeing’s yearly gain, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) rose by about 6.2% to a gain of nearly 68% for the year, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) added about 0.6% to close the week up just over 51% for the year to date, and Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) dropped about 1% to lower its annual gain to just over 44%.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hennessy Advisors Inc. lessened its position in shares of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) by 97.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,762 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 64,688 shares during the quarter. Hennessy Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Caterpillar were worth $260,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) which traded down 1.98% at $136.87. The stock’s 52-week range is $114.30 to $173.24. Volume was about 40% below the daily average of around 4.3 million shares.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS), which is down 16.1%. That is followed by 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM), down 15.8%, Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), down 14%, and Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), down 9.8%. Of the 30 Dow stocks, 14 trade lower so far in 2018.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) will share its latest quarterly earnings on Tuesday. The consensus estimates call for $2.08 in EPS and $11.98 billion in revenue. Shares ended last week at $153.25, in a 52-week range of $93.81 to $173.24. The consensus analyst target is $178.26.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Caterpillar earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.8923338010314 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Duluth Holdings Inc.(DLTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Duluth Holdings (NASDAQ:DLTH) reported its fiscal first-quarter results on Tuesday, June 5. The maker of premium rough-and-tumble clothing and gear reported strong top-line growth of nearly 20% thanks to 13 new store openings over the last year. However, the company struggled to translate it into gains on the bottom line. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Duluth Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:DLTH) SVP Allen L. Dittrich sold 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.96, for a total value of $91,840.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 196,186 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,504,430.56. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Duluth Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:DLTH) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $23.60 and last traded at $23.54, with a volume of 43126 shares. The stock had previously closed at $22.52.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Express (NYSE: EXPR) and Duluth (NASDAQ:DLTH) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Tahoe Resources, Inc.(TAHO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Tahoe Resources Inc (NYSE:TAHO) (TSE:THO) gapped up prior to trading on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $3.40, but opened at $3.05. Tahoe Resources shares last traded at $2.72, with a volume of 307328 shares.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    Non-native satin moths impacting aspen foliage in Lake Tahoe (yubanet.com) Tahoe Resources (TAHO) vs. Corvus Gold (CORVF) Financial Survey (americanbankingnews.com) Critical Contrast: Seabridge Gold (SA) and Tahoe Resources (TAHO) (americanbankingnews.com) Analyzing Tahoe Resources (TAHO) and Endeavour Silver (EXK) (americanbankingnews.com) Fourth of July boat inspections at Lake Tahoe (carsonnow.org)

    A number of research firms recently weighed in on TAHO. ValuEngine upgraded Tahoe Resources from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, June 16th. TheStreet downgraded Tahoe Resources from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 22nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Tahoe Resources from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 13th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald began coverage on Tahoe Resources in a report on Wednesday, March 28th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Scott Levine]

    Shares of Tahoe Resources (NYSE:TAHO), a midtier precious metals miner, plummeted 19% in September, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The stock’s movement extended the 29% slide it had experienced through the first eight months of the year. What frustrated shareholders so severely? The primary culprit for the stock’s slide was the company’s announcement that it had learned from a Guatemalan Constitutional Court press conference that the company’s mining license for the Escobal mine had been suspended.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tahoe Resources Inc (TSE:THO) (NASDAQ:TAHO) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$8.33.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: DarioHealth Corp. (DRIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $1.74 million.

    CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (NYSE: CVU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $18.50 million.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc.(MPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Midstates Petroleum (NYSE:MPO) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Midstates Petroleum earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the energy producer an impact score of 46.005644497441 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about Midstates Petroleum (NYSE:MPO) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Midstates Petroleum earned a news sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the energy producer an impact score of 46.8675209319962 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Centerbridge Credit Partners M Sells 109,893 Shares of Midstates Petroleum (MPO) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Midstates Petroleum (MPO) Major Shareholder Centerbridge Credit Partners M Sells 171,200 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Midstates Petroleum (MPO) CAO Richard Wayne Mccullough Sells 3,170 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Midstates Petroleum (MPO) Director Michael Reddin Purchases 10,100 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Midstates Petroleum (MPO) CEO David J. Sambrooks Acquires 15,300 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research firms recently commented on MPO. TheStreet downgraded shares of Midstates Petroleum from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Midstates Petroleum from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now

There’s good news and there’s bad news for Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQOTH:EMHTF) shareholders. The good news is that the marijuana stock jumped close to 50% higher in August. The bad news is that Emerald Health’s share price is still down nearly 20% year to date.

The more important news for investors, though, is that none of this matters when it comes to what might happen next for Emerald Health. What’s really important is how well the company is positioned to grow. Is Emerald Health Therapeutics a buy? Here’s what you need to know.

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Great opportunities

Pretty much every Canadian marijuana grower hopes to capitalize on two tremendous opportunities. The first opportunity is the country’s recreational cannabis market, which is scheduled to open for business on Oct. 17, 2018. The second opportunity is the rapidly expanding global medical cannabis market.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Traders sold shares of Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLE) on strength during trading hours on Thursday. $150.97 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $236.14 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $85.17 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund traded up $0.09 for the day and closed at $73.65

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    The tech stocks led the market higher today, with the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLK) posting a gain of 0.6%. Crude oil set a two-year high, and the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLE) moved up 0.3%.

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

    The oil and gas industry has been a strange market lately. Even though the price of oil is up close to 40% over the past year, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLE), which is comprised largely of oil and gas companies, is up just 17%. While a 17% return is impressive in its own right, it is still well below the gains of crude oil. While it’s not a surefire sign that the industry is undervalued, it does suggest that those willing to sift through the industry could find some deals as oil hovers around $70 a barrel.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Energy led the market, with the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLE) rising 2%. Banks were laggards today; the SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (NYSEMKT:KRE) lost 1%.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Despite the recent market turmoil, oil stocks have locked in substantial gains over the last few months. In fact, earlier this week, SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSE Arca: XLE) overtook the S&P 500’s performance over the last year. In order to take advantage of these gains, we’ve identified the best oil stock to buy as international prices continue to rise. Check it out here…

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: MGIC Investment Corporation(MTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE: MTG) traded down about 5.2% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $10.07 after closing Monday at $10.62. The stock’s 52-week high is $16.21. Volume was more than three times the daily average of around 3.6 million shares. The company had no specific news Tuesday. About half an hour before the closing bell the stock traded up about 2% for the day.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was a positive day on Wall Street, as major benchmarks jumped following an uneventful weekend, tapering their gains as the session came to a close. Some had feared that China might retaliate once again after the U.S. issued a second round of tariffs against the nation with the world’s second-largest economy, but the expected fireworks didn’t come, putting market participants more at ease. The beginning of earnings season in the next week will also distract investors from geopolitical issues, perhaps allowing indexes to climb further. Yet some individual stocks had difficulties that sent their shares lower. Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX), Menlo Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MNLO), and MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MGIC Investment earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.9053330399122 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bowling Portfolio Management LLC lifted its position in shares of MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE:MTG) by 17.0% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 216,375 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 31,473 shares during the period. Bowling Portfolio Management LLC’s holdings in MGIC Investment were worth $2,320,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MGIC Investment earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.4136127704926 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE: MTG) traded down about 6.5% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $10.07 after closing Tuesday at $10.77. The stock’s 52-week high is $16.21. Volume was more than double the daily average of around 4.2 million shares. The company reported uninspiring first-quarter results this morning.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.(OMN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE:OMN) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallSep. 26, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    The U.S. markets are preparing for the eighth interest rate hike since 2015, and the Federal Reserve may not be done yet. Markets are weighing the possibility that the Fed may raise rates one more time this year (in December). The hikes come as the Fed is attempting to shrink its $4.5 trillion balance sheet. When Powell speaks this afternoon, expect a few questions about the impact of the trade war between the United States and China. Reporters will also likely want to know about geopolitical risks to the U.S. economy and how they might affect growth in a higher-interest-rate environment. Yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump gave a speech before the United Nations General Assembly. During his talk, Trump praised the U.S. economy and defended his administration’s actions this year on trade. Trump said that the United States will no longer endure “abuse” from other trade partners. The U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer also said Tuesday that the U.S. is prepared to proceed on a new trade deal with Mexico without the participation of Canada. Oil prices are in focus after President Trump called out OPEC members before the U.N. on Tuesday. During his talk, Trump accused OPEC and non-OPEC participants in collusion efforts on production and prices of ripping off the rest of the world.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: NKE, SVMK, DB
    Shares of Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) fell 3.5% after the sports apparel giant reported earnings after the bell. The company topped earnings expectations and reported profit growth of 15%. However, investors took some profits off the table. Shares of Nike stock are up more than 35% on the year. SVMK, the parent company of SurveyMonkey, has priced its upcoming IPO at $12 per share. That figure is above analysts’ initial range expectation of $9 to $11 per share. The firm expects to reach a market capitalization of $1.46 bil

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE:OMN) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 28, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte S.A.B. de C.V.(OMAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Corporacion America (NYSE: CAAP) and Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $46.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    UBS Group assumed coverage on shares of Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort (NASDAQ:OMAB) in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning, The Fly reports. The brokerage issued a buy rating on the transportation company’s stock.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Sypris Solutions Inc.(SYPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

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

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Airgas Inc.(ARG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Argentum (CURRENCY:ARG) traded 3.6% lower against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 19:00 PM ET on May 27th. In the last week, Argentum has traded 2.8% lower against the US dollar. Argentum has a total market capitalization of $1.66 million and approximately $610.00 worth of Argentum was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Argentum coin can currently be purchased for about $0.17 or 0.00002374 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia and CoinExchange.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Evercore Partners Inc(EVR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    EVRAZ plc (LON:EVR)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as GBX 578 ($7.53) and last traded at GBX 578 ($7.53), with a volume of 1513584 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 568.20 ($7.40).

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Contango Oil & Gas Company(MCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Contango Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:MCF) was downgraded by equities researchers at Seaport Global Securities from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fmr LLC increased its position in shares of Contango Oil & Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:MCF) by 33.5% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,583,039 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock after buying an additional 899,900 shares during the quarter. Fmr LLC owned 13.93% of Contango Oil & Gas worth $20,352,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Caterpillar, Inc.(CAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department grew its holdings in shares of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) by 6.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 585,735 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 33,966 shares during the period. State of Tennessee Treasury Department owned about 0.10% of Caterpillar worth $86,325,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Like its peer Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) has seen its stock decline in 2018. While end market conditions are improving and both companies raised guidance, the market has decided to take a dim view of their prospects. In Caterpillar’s case I think the market is overly worried by management’s commentary on rising raw material prices, and a similar argument applies to Deere. Let’s take a look at why it’s time to get greedy with Deere stock.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The big question is where growth will come from for these companies. CalAmp’s strategy is clear: use increased interest in the Internet of Things to drive expansion in as many areas as possible. Recently, relationships in the telematics area have grown increasingly important, with the company’s collaboration with Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) bearing fruit in the form of record sales to the heavy-equipment manufacturer.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) traded up 2.13% at $156.01. The stock’s 52-week range is $123.62 to $173.24. Volume was about 20% above the daily average of around 4.5 million. Analysts at Baird raised their rating on the stock from Neutral to Outperform and boosted the price target from $155 to $191.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: (VIAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Viacom Inc  (NASDAQ:VIAB)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 04, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) which traded down over 3% at $29.42. The stock’s 52-week range is $22.13 to $46.70. Volume was about 6.6 million compared to the daily average volume of 4.4 million.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    The chart below tracks the pricing movement of Sinclair, Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) (NASDAQ:FOXA) and Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) (NASDAQ:VIAB) across June and shows corresponding movements that indicate that the new M&A climate was responsible for most of the big media industry stock gains in June.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Viacom’s (NASDAQ:VIAB) Digital Studios also plans to launch ten new series for the platform, including MTV’s Clean Slate and Filthy Living, and syndicate 500 episodes from its content library. Viacom’s decision to partner with Snap isn’t surprising, as it’s been desperately trying to reach younger viewers who are shunning its core MTV, VH1, and Comedy Central cable networks.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

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Operating wind projects is a highly competitive business with low returns due to relatively weak entry barriers. Therefore, operational efficiencies are the safest way to go to remain competitive, and the transition to self-perform on certain projects is helping them achieve this with significant cost savings. However, management is taking further steps to build a competitive advantage.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Horizon Global Corporation(HZN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Horizon Global (NYSE:HZN) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $15.08.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Horizon Global(NYSE:HZN)reported its first-quarter results on May 3. The provider ofbranded towing and trailering equipment had already warned investors that it was going through tough times but promised that it would take action to fix its problems.Let’s dig into the company’s results to see if those actions are starting to pay off.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: NextEra Energy Partners, LP(NEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP) operates and manages energy assets that have a cleaner profile, such as natural gas pipelines and wind and solar power-generating facilities. The other common denominator is that the company secured long-term contracts for the power these assets produce as well as the capacity of its pipelines, which provides it with relatively steady cash flow. That gives it money with which to pay a lucrative distribution that currently yields 4%.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Globe Specialty Metals Inc.(GSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Ferroglobe PLC (NYSE: GSM) got a boost, shooting up 7 percent to $12.17 following stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings.

    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares were also up, gaining 42 percent to $0.597 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.97 per share on revenue of $2.91 billion.
    Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $3.95 billion.
    The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $8.47 billion.
    AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $13.01 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE: DY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $734.86 million.
    Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $425.42 million.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $124.17 million.
    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.93 per share on revenue of $715.15 million.
    Radcom Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDCM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $718.59 million.
    Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $718.96 million.
    CYREN Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYRN) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $7.72 million.
    Ferroglobe PLC (NYSE: GSM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $559.15 million.
    Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited (NYSE: RDY) is estimated to report earnings for its fourth quarter.
    BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ: BLRX) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share.
    Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $1.58 billion.

     

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Monday
    Markets are cheering news that the supposed trade war between the United States and China is “on hold,” according to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Mnuchin and U.S. President Donald Trump’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, announced that both nations have reached an agreement, one that established a framework to help address ongoing trade imbalances between the two countries. The prices of crude oil is in focus after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won reelection over the weekend. The election featured a very low turnout and a very large outcry that the vote was rigged. Maduro has a 75% disapproval rating and has been the face of the OPEC member’s widespread mismanagement and economic collapse. Prior to the election, a member of the Trump administration said that the United States would not recognize the authenticity of the election. The United States is considering additional sanctions on Venezuela. Today is a major day for mergers and acquisition activity. Today, Blackstone Group LP(NYSE: BX) announced plans to purchase U.S. hotel operator LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) for a whopping $3.7 billion. The deal comes at a time that the travel industry is experiencing one of the best periods in a decade. If you’re looking for a way to make money ahead of Memorial Day weekend, we show you how here.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: GOOGL, GE, MBFI, FITB
    Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) is under pressure this morning after a harsh piece aired last night on “60 Minutes.” The segment discussed the organization’s power and influence. It also featured inter

Best Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Caterpillar, Inc.(CAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Worsening trade relations between the U.S. and China drew some attention at the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) meeting in Washington last week, and could come into focus again as key U.S. industrial companies report in the days ahead. In particular, investors might want to listen to earnings conference calls from Caterpillar (CAT), which reports before the market open on Tuesday; and from Boeing (BA), which reports early Wednesday. Few U.S. companies have a bigger stake in China than BA, and CAT has a growing presence in the country. It’s worth noting, however, that since the U.S. and China started talking tariffs, a number of analysts have said fears about the effect on BA’s business might be overblown.

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    U.S. stocks finished sharply lower on Tuesday as earnings from Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) , despite rising, disappointed investors as the heavy machinery maker said material cost increases this year likely will come in above estimates because of higher steel prices.

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    Bulls were stampeded on Tuesday.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average  lost 424 points, or 1.74%, the S&P 500  handed over 1.34% and the Nasdaq Composite   shed 1.68%. For some investors, the losses might have come as a surprise amid solid first-quarter earnings reports from bellwether companies like Caterpillar (CAT) , United Technologies (UTX) , Coca-Cola (KO) and 3M (MMM) . You need to be at TheStreet’s May 5 boot-camp for investors. Learn more here.

    But, it was cautious comments by Caterpillar execs on the demand outlook for the rest of 2018 during an earnings call that sent the bears out of hibernation. Not helping market sentiment were 10-year yields topping the 3% mark for the first time in more than four years. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    But much of that response may simply have been reflexive the so-called knee-jerk reaction to anything that threatens to raise prices. Companies that consume a lot of steel, like Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE), have not commented yet.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) was last seen down 1.9% at $146.31, but that’s down over 15% from its recent high of $173.24. Caterpillar has the same sort of worries as Boeing when it comes to overseas orders potentially going to competitors.

  • [By ]

    We all know how comments from Caterpillar’s (CAT) chief financial officer on an earnings call about a peak in demand sent shivers through the market. Boeing’s (BA) robust earnings report was largely ignored. And then there is the case of tech darling Nvidia (NVDA) . 

Boeing, Caterpillar Prop Up the Dow Thursday

May 18, 2018: Markets opened lower again Friday and while the Dow hugged the break-even line all day, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite remained in the red for the entire trading session. U.S. trade talks with China have hit a bump in the road and negotiations with Mexico and Canada on revisions to NAFTA missed a deadline of sorts Thursday. Friday’s best performing sector was industrials, probably thanks to Deere & Co. earnings, while the energy performed the most poorly.

WTI crude oil for June delivery settled at $71.28 a barrel, down about 0.3% for the day but up about 0.8% for the week. June gold added nearly 0.2% on the day to settle at $1,291.30 but closed the week down 2.2%. Equities were headed for a mixed close about 10 minutes before the bell as the Dow traded up 0.06% for the day, the S&P 500 traded down 0.20%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded down 0.26%.

Bitcoin futures (XBTM8) for June delivery traded at $8,250, up about 0.3% on the CBOE after opening at $8,150 this morning. The trading range today was $7,940 to $8,295.

The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Friday was The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) which traded up 2.00% at $351.04 in a 52-week range of $176.77 to $371.60. Volume was about 25% below the daily average of around 5.1 million shares. The company had no specific news, but Reuters is reporting that arch-rival Airbus is about to lose a large order to Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) traded up 1.35% at $155.76. The stock’s 52-week range is $101.27 to $173.24. Volume was about 40% below the daily average of around 5.4 million. The company had no specific news today, but like Boeing is likely getting a bump from Deere’s earnings.

The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) traded up 1.13% at $187.43. The stock’s 52-week range is $144.25 to $207.61. Volume was about 40% below the daily average of 5 million. The company had no specific news.

Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) traded up 0.55% at $71.33. The stock’s 52-week range is $50.35 to $71.60. Volume was about 40% below the daily average of around 7.2 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Of the Dow stocks, 9 are on track to close higher Friday and 21 are set to close lower.

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Deere In Headlights: Earnings Miss, China Trade Talk Share Center Stage Friday

The market has been tough on companies that didn’t quite meet expectations this earnings season, and Friday provided further examples. It’s not necessarily that firms aren’t doing well, but the bar has been raised and if you’re a company that doesn’t climb over that bar, you’re likely to get punched.

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) on Friday became the latest big name to run into that particular buzz saw, missing Wall Street analysts’ average projection for earnings per share with a tally of $3.14 and seeing its shares fall in pre-market futures trading before jumping higher once the market actually opened. Analysts had expected $3.33, according to third-party consensus estimates. In a way, however, DE was a victim of high expectations, because its earnings were up a lot year-over-year but down vs. the Street’s consensus.

DE said in its release that the company is experiencing higher raw material and freight costs. This could point to the impact of rising energy prices on big industrial firms, and is something to keep in mind when the next earnings season rolls around in July. What DE didn’t say also stood out after its competitor Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) earlier this earnings season said the Q1 represented a “high water mark.” DE didn’t repeat that sort of language in its release, and had a lot of nice things to say about a quarter that saw equipment net sales rise 34 percent based on what DE called “strength in key markets.”

DE was the second company to disappoint the Street since yesterday’s closing bell. Retailer Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) beat Wall Street analysts’ earnings per share estimates and raised guidance, but missed on same-store sales. That key metric barely rose (up 0.2 percent), and shares of JWN tumbled more than 6 percent in pre-market futures trading. The same-store weakness for JWN came after a bunch of other retailers reported growth in that area.

Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) was also in the news today as its CEO abruptly stepped down. Shares fell in pre-market futures trading.

Brief Case of China Trade Hiccups

International trade remains a touchpoint, and there was a little hiccup in the S&P 500 Index (SPX) at midday Thursday after President Trump told the media he doubts trade talks with China will succeed. Volatility got a slight bump after his comments while the SPX took a bit of a dip. However, the shakiness didn’t last long and soon the Cboe volatility index, or VIX—which had jumped to around 13.8 after Trump’s comments from under 13 earlier in the day—settled down and finished back around 13.4. The SPX also calmed down and registered just slight losses for the day. The takeaway here is that people didn’t show signs of panic despite the bearish trade remarks.

As we’ve seen over the last year, President Trump’s style is to make big statements that get noticed. Still, any one statement isn’t something investors—especially long-term investors—necessarily need to be too concerned about. If you’re in the market for the long term, it’s important to learn how to ignore the noise. That’s what investors seem to be doing more and more often. Meanwhile, trade talks continue between the U.S. and China, and could remain a market trigger next week. 

For people wondering if the current 2017-type of less turbulent market action can continue, the next week might be one worth watching. It’s around this time in the quarter when big firms sometimes make decisions on how to hedge volatility for the summer months. A lot of firms apparently had hedged volatility into June, judging from anecdotal evidence. The question is whether they’re going to keep that protection for the summer if they sense the possibility of market turbulence, or if they’ll decide to roll it off until September. There’s a seasonality component to volatility, and the VIX options market heading into Memorial Day weekend is where people might start getting an indication of the big firms’ next moves. 

Small Fry Come Up Big

From a sector perspective, the small-caps continued to enjoy a nice move as the week continued. The Russell 2000 Index (RUT) hit new all-time highs Wednesday and built on those gains Thursday as domestic stocks seemed to get more attention from some investors. As we noted yesterday, the small caps tend to have a higher percentage of their business here in the U.S., so perhaps some people see them as less exposed than big multinational companies to possible pressure from international trading tensions. They also might have more protection from a stronger dollar that can make U.S. products more expensive to foreign buyers.

Energy stocks have continued to push higher, and that sector was the one really stand-out performer Thursday. The main impetus is oil prices at the highest levels since 2014, but digging in a bit deeper we’re seeing refiners and smaller U.S. drilling companies outperforming some of the multinationals. Over the last month, the energy sector has easily outpaced the SPX, and it’s the leading sector performer over that time period. Info tech, which fell Thursday, is second on the leaderboard since a month ago while more “defensive” sectors like consumer staples, utilities, and telecom have taken it on the chin.

The weakness in staples and other defensive sectors is likely due in part to the continued rise in Treasury yields, which hit 3.1 percent for the benchmark 10-year early Thursday and stayed near that level most of the day before retreating to just under it by Friday morning. Two-year Treasury note yields reached their highest levels since August 2008, as shorter-term rates tend to be more sensitive than longer-term ones to a Fed rate hike cycle. Rising yields can sometimes start to make bonds look more appealing to some investors, something we haven’t really seen in a few years. That might be one reason the stock market hasn’t gained much traction.

Info tech came under pressure Thursday after shares of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) dropped nearly 4 percent following its earnings release. CSCO’s results beat Wall Street analysts’ estimates and the company issued guidance that also appeared in line with analysts’ expectations, but there apparently was some disappointment that growth and guidance wasn't stronger given the favorable IT spending environment, according to Briefing.com. Meanwhile, Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) shares fell despite beating Wall Street analysts’ earnings and revenue expectations. The focus after Thursday’s open appeared to switch to same-store sales, which came in just a tick below where the Street had expected.

Data on Thursday reinforced impressions of strong U.S. economic growth. The Philadelphia Fed Survey for May and the Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index for April both gained ground from the previous month.

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FIGURE 1: EASING OFF THE VOLATILITY PEDAL. Though volatility hasn’t declined all the way back to its January lows, it’s recently traded in the low-to-mid teens, as this year-to-date VIX chart shows. This week it rallied twice only to quickly give up gains. Arguably, this indicates the possibility that some investors—many of whom were hurt last year by holding long positions in VIX—are prepared to quickly bail at the slightest sign of a turndown in volatility. Data source: Cboe. Chart source: The thinkorswim® platform from TD Ameritrade. For illustrative purposes only. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Gold Loses Some Luster

Gold is often considered a “safe haven,”where some investors go when they think the sky might start falling. If gold is a measure of market fear, then its performance lately doesn’t hint at much. The yellow metal fell this week to its lowest levels of the year, well below $1,300 an ounce, despite fresh global tensions centered on Iran and North Korea. One possibility is that gold took a hit from the rising dollar, which drew power recently in part from a rise in U.S. Treasury yields. Rising yields and strength in the greenback can often signal boom times for the world’s largest economy and less demand for gold from worried investors. Another aspect of gold’s recent decline could be more technical in nature, analysts said, pointing out that gold recently fell below its March lows. That might have caused some investors to bail. However, Reuters reported that some analysts believe the tense geopolitical situation could keep gold from sliding much further.

Waiting for Tax Cut Impact

With earnings season nearly done and some investors wondering where the next catalyst might be, maybe it makes sense to look backward at tax cuts passed by Congress late last year. Why? Because the full effect of those cuts hasn’t necessarily been fully absorbed by many companies. That means later this year, when some investors expect earnings growth to ease from the massive gains of Q1, many firms might actually get a boost as the impact of the tax cuts starts to work its way through their businesses. We’re probably talking about six months out, and as tax cuts get factored in, we might see an uptick then in capital spending and stock buybacks. There’s no way to perfectly forecast the future, but it’s something to think about if people start expressing pessimism about corporate growth later this year.

Baby Bust and the Market

If you’re an investor looking to the really long-term, there’s some news this week that might seem a bit alarming. The number of births in the U.S. last year fell 2 percent from the year before to the lowest level in 30 years, the National Center for Health Statistics reported. Births are down three years in a row, and the birth rate is at a record low. From a stock market perspective, that potentially means fewer kids shopping for clothes and phones about 10 years from now, and perhaps more burden on fewer people to support the country’s aging population. A prolonged decline in births, should it occur, could ultimately reduce demand for key commodities like oil, metals, and gas in decades to come. Nearer term, consider watching the consumer staples sector for any impact: A couple of major companies in consumer staples see billions of sales in diapers and diaper products each year. Those include adult diapers, too, however.

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Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019

Gold doesn't trade in a vacuum.   Markets are connected. What happens in one often affects others.   So if you want to understand what's happening with gold, you need to know what's going on in the markets that affect gold.   And while lots of traders focus only on the short term, it's important to have a big-picture view, too. The big picture shows you the long-term trends at work… and when they change. It can help you find low-risk opportunities to open new positions. And it can help you determine where to set your stops.   Today, we'll look at the big picture for two markets that affect gold… along with gold itself.   Let's get started…   The first market we'll look at is U.S. government bonds… specifically, the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasurys. The U.S. government is considered the world's safest borrower. (It can print money to pay lenders back, after all.) The rate it pays to borrow money for 10 years serves as the world's benchmark interest rate.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Range Resources Corporation(RRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) fell about 4.4% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $14.43 after closing at $15.09 on Monday. The 52-week high is $34.93. Volume of about 15 million was nearly double the daily average of around 7.7 million shares traded. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) fell about 3.6% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $14.77 after closing at $15.30 on Friday. The 52-week high is $35.64. Volume of about 9.4 million was about 20% higher than the daily average of around 7.7 million shares traded. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(DRNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:DRNA) was upgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Friday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $3.10 billion.
    Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RXN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $551.94 million.
    Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $423.13 million.
    Switch, Inc. (NYSE: SWCH) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $99.83 million.
    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $579.85 million.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $119.06 million.
    Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $68.14 million.
    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRNA) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.87 million.
    VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $130.00 million.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $45.38 million.
    Restoration Robotics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIR) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.17 per share on revenue of $5.93 million.
    YogaWorks, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOGA) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.22 per share on revenue of

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:DRNA)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by HC Wainwright in a report released on Tuesday. They currently have a $14.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. HC Wainwright’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 1.74% from the stock’s previous close.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Superior Industries International Inc.(SUP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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)

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Electronics for Imaging Inc.(EFII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY lessened its holdings in shares of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) by 53.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 14,882 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 17,018 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Electronics For Imaging were worth $439,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Caterpillar, Inc.(CAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    The tech subscription service has more than 900 customers, and some of its most notable include General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) and Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) traded down 1.36% at $152.81. The stock’s 52-week range is $93.81 to $173.24. Volume was about half the daily average of around 6.1 million shares. The company had no specific news Friday.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) traded down 6.10% at $144.60. The stock’s 52-week range is $97.74 to $173.24. Volume was about three times the daily average of around 6.1 million. The company’s earnings were solid, but on the conference call the CFO said that this would be the year’s best quarter.

  • [By ]

    Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) brought the entire industrial sector lower in Tuesday trading. After reporting earnings and opening higher, Caterpillar stock plummeted 6.36% to $144.19 by the close.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: ENI S.p.A.(E)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Zacks]

    Following the reform, Mexico drew multi-billion dollars' investment. It could lead up to an output of 3 MMBbl/d by the end of the planned period, as predicted by the supporters of the reform. The reform could also bring down electricity rates in the country. So far, Mexico has awarded around 90 contracts, both onshore and offshore. The country raised about $100 billion from the auctions by the end of January. With nine oil and gas blocks, Shell has emerged as the leading player in the auctions held so far. Other winners in the bidding processes include Eni S.p.A. (NYSE: E)of Italy, Inpex of Japan, France's TOTAL S.A. (NYSE: TOT), Chevron and more.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: CareTrust REIT, Inc.(CTRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of CareTrust REIT (NASDAQ:CTRE) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

    Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a hold rating and set a $15.00 price objective on shares of CareTrust REIT in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut CareTrust REIT from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Monday, January 15th. Stephens set a $19.00 target price on CareTrust REIT and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on CareTrust REIT in a research note on Monday, March 5th. They issued an overweight rating and a $16.00 target price on the stock. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a hold rating and issued a $15.00 target price on shares of CareTrust REIT in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. CareTrust REIT currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $17.90.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CareTrust REIT (NASDAQ:CTRE) issued its earnings results on Tuesday. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.01, Briefing.com reports. The business had revenue of $38.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $36.99 million. CareTrust REIT had a net margin of 19.46% and a return on equity of 4.37%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 24.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.30 earnings per share. CareTrust REIT updated its FY18 guidance to $1.26-$1.28 EPS.

  • [By Jason Hall, Chuck Saletta, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    But that doesn’t mean you need to make risky bets to capture solid returns, either, and buying solid companies at reasonable prices can help create a margin of safety and improve your returns, while also decreasing your risk of permanent losses. Three stocks that meet these criteria are small healthcare real-estate specialistCaretrust REIT Inc(NASDAQ:CTRE), financial services giantPrudential Financial Inc(NYSE:PRU), and energy behemothExxonMobil Corporation(NYSE:XOM).

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Intec Pharma Ltd.(NTEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Intec Pharma (NASDAQ:NTEC) has been assigned a $15.00 target price by Oppenheimer in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the biotechnology company’s stock. Oppenheimer’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 185.71% from the company’s current price.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Hingham Institution for Savings(HIFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Port Capital LLC lifted its stake in Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ:HIFS) by 14.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 48,159 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,943 shares during the quarter. Hingham Institution for Savings accounts for approximately 1.4% of Port Capital LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 25th biggest position. Port Capital LLC owned approximately 2.28% of Hingham Institution for Savings worth $9,921,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: PNM Resources, Inc. (Holding Co.)(PNM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PNM Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the energy and energy-related businesses in the United States. It operates through Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) and Texas-New Mexico Power Company (TNMP) segments. The PNM segment is primarily involved in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It generates electricity using coal, natural gas and oil, nuclear fuel, solar, wind, and geothermal energy sources. As of December 31, 2017, this segment had owned or leased facilities with a total net generation capacity of 2,102 megawatts; and owned 3,200 miles of electric transmission lines, 6,063 miles of distribution overhead lines, 5,828 miles of underground distribution lines, and 254 substations. It also owns and leases office and other equipment, office space, vehicles, and real estate. The TNMP segment provides regulated transmission and distribution services. As of December 31, 2017, this segment owned 978 miles of overhead electric transmission lines, 7,111 miles of overhead distribution lines, 1,241 miles of underground distribution lines, and 116 substations. It also owns and leases vehicles, service facilities, and office locations throughout its service territory. The company serves approximately 773,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers, as well as end-users of electricity in New Mexico and Texas. PNM Resources, Inc. was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Top China Stocks To Buy For 2018

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of United Overseas Bank (OTCMKTS:UOVEY) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Tuesday morning. Zacks Investment Research currently has $49.00 target price on the stock.

According to Zacks, “UOB is a leading bank in Singapore that provides a wide range of financial services through its global network of over 500 offices in 18 countries and territories in Asia-Pacific, Western Europe and North America. It has banking subsidiaries in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and mainland China. UOB is committed to playing an active and meaningful role in the community with our focus on children, education and the arts. “

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Separately, ValuEngine lowered United Overseas Bank from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd.

Top China Stocks To Buy For 2018: Caterpillar, Inc.(CAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Catcoin (CURRENCY:CAT) traded 0.5% lower against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 10:00 AM Eastern on April 23rd. One Catcoin coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0268 or 0.00000301 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. In the last seven days, Catcoin has traded 16.9% higher against the US dollar. Catcoin has a market capitalization of $170,672.00 and approximately $286.00 worth of Catcoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By ]

    Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) shares erased earlier gains Tuesday, April 24, after management said material cost increases this year will likely be above estimates due to higher steel prices.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup, which cited operating leverage and improvements in global sales data.

    Cerner Corp. (NASDAQ: CERN) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup.

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    The tech subscription service has more than 900 customers, and some of its most notable include General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) and Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT).

Top China Stocks To Buy For 2018: U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc.(SLCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    U.S. Silica (NYSE:SLCA) had its price objective trimmed by Morgan Stanley from $47.00 to $43.00 in a report issued on Wednesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the mining company’s stock.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    The stock chart says that shares of U.S. Silica Holdings (NYSE:SLCA) have lost one-quarter of their value in 2018 and 47% in the last year alone. The frack sand leader’s operational performance in 2017 says that doesn’t make any sense.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    U.S. Silica Holdings (NYSE:SLCA) has long been the standout company in the frack sand business. Its size and financial strength allowed it to weather the drop in oil prices better than its peers and positioned it well for the recent growth phase. This past quarter, the company expanded its universe by acquiring another mineral mining business, but it is taking some risk in doing this. Thankfully, demand for frack sand remains high, as evidenced by the company’s most recent earnings results.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Despite posting a sharp recovery in operations in 2017 compared to 2016, frack sand supplier U.S. Silica (NYSE:SLCA) just can’t seem to earn the respect of Wall Street analysts. Shares have fallen 22% in the last year. Some of that is easy to understand considering how badly the company (and the industry as a whole) overshot market demand in the past, which crashed sand prices and wiped out profitability. But I think there’s enough evidence that management has learned valuable lessons and put them into practice this time around.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to

Top China Stocks To Buy For 2018: Golden Ocean Group Limited(GOGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Stake Increased by Prudential Financial Inc.

Prudential Financial Inc. grew its stake in shares of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) by 99.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,990,874 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 993,438 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. owned approximately 0.33% of Caterpillar worth $293,415,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of CAT. DnB Asset Management AS boosted its stake in shares of Caterpillar by 4.0% during the fourth quarter. DnB Asset Management AS now owns 77,797 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $12,259,000 after purchasing an additional 3,000 shares during the period. White Lighthouse Investment Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Caterpillar in the fourth quarter valued at about $741,000. Pure Financial Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Caterpillar by 62.9% in the fourth quarter. Pure Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 3,291 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $519,000 after acquiring an additional 1,271 shares in the last quarter. First American Trust FSB bought a new stake in shares of Caterpillar in the fourth quarter valued at about $204,000. Finally, Rockland Trust Co. raised its holdings in shares of Caterpillar by 14.5% in the fourth quarter. Rockland Trust Co. now owns 3,328 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $524,000 after acquiring an additional 421 shares in the last quarter. 69.20% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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In other Caterpillar news, insider Thomas A. Pellette sold 54,481 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $150.17, for a total value of $8,181,411.77. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Insiders own 0.36% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms recently weighed in on CAT. Seaport Global Securities restated a “buy” rating and issued a $173.00 price objective on shares of Caterpillar in a report on Wednesday, April 25th. Morgan Stanley set a $185.00 price objective on Caterpillar and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 25th. Daiwa Capital Markets downgraded Caterpillar from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $160.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Wednesday, April 25th. UBS set a $178.00 price objective on Caterpillar and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 25th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Caterpillar in a report on Wednesday, April 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, sixteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $171.29.

Shares of Caterpillar stock opened at $153.97 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $91.25 billion, a PE ratio of 22.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.08 and a beta of 1.31. The company has a quick ratio of 0.96, a current ratio of 1.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.52.

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, April 24th. The industrial products company reported $2.82 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.11 by $0.71. The business had revenue of $12.86 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $11.99 billion. Caterpillar had a net margin of 4.59% and a return on equity of 34.38%. The firm’s revenue was up 30.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.28 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Caterpillar Inc. will post 10.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Saturday, May 19th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 23rd will be issued a $0.78 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, April 20th. This represents a $3.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.03%. Caterpillar’s dividend payout ratio is presently 45.35%.

About Caterpillar

Caterpillar Inc manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives for construction, resource, and energy and transportation industries. Its Construction Industries segment offers asphalt pavers, backhoe loaders, compactors, cold planers, compact truck and multi-terrain loaders, forestry excavators, feller bunchers, harvesters, knuckleboom loaders, motorgraders, pipelayers, road reclaimers, site prep tractors, skidders, skid steer loaders, telehandlers, track-type loaders, wheel excavators, and track-type tractors.

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Boeing, Caterpillar, Microsoft and More Dow Earnings Coming This Week

Although markets were somewhat shaky for the first big week of the new earnings reporting season, they ultimately closed up for the second week in a row. This is only a small step, but it has proven that solid fundamentals can stabilize this market.

Ten of the indexs 30 components are expected to share their results this week. The Dow Jones industrial index has been subject to incredible volatility since January, but as we mentioned before, this earnings season could stabilize the index.

24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of the Dow Jones industrial average companies scheduled to report their quarterly results this week. Here, we have included the consensus earnings estimates from Thomson Reuters, as well as the stock price and trading history.

Be advised that the earnings and revenue estimates may change ahead of the formal reports, and some companies may change reporting dates as well.

3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) is set to report its most recent quarterly results on Tuesday. Analysts are looking for $5.57 in earnings per share (EPS) and $8.69 billion in revenue. Shares closed the week at $217.75, with a consensus price target of $237.92 and a 52-week trading range of $190.59 to $259.77.

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) is expected to report its first-quarter results on Tuesday. The analysts consensus forecast is EPS of $2.52 on $8.26 billion in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $156.71 as last week came to a close. The consensus price target is $170.75, and the stock has a 52-week range of $139.13 to $171.69.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) will share its latest quarterly earnings on Tuesday. The consensus estimates call for $2.08 in EPS and $11.98 billion in revenue. Shares ended last week at $153.25, in a 52-week range of $93.81 to $173.24. The consensus analyst target is $178.26.

Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) is scheduled to share its quarterly report on Tuesday as well. The consensus estimates are $0.46 in EPS on $7.31 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen at $43.74. The stock has a 52-week range of $42.19 to $48.62, and the consensus price target is $50.03.

On Tuesday, Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report its most recent quarterly results. The consensus analyst estimates are $1.71 in EPS and revenue of $9.05 billion. Shares of Verizon were at $47.90 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $56.08, and the 52-week range is $42.80 to $54.77.

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) is expected to report its first-quarter results on Wednesday. The analysts consensus forecast is EPS of $2.56 on $22.09 billion in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $338.67 as last week came to a close. The consensus price target is $387.29, and the stock has a 52-week range of $175.47 to $371.60.

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) will share its latest quarterly earnings on Wednesday. The consensus estimates call for $1.02 in EPS and $4.8 billion in revenue. Shares ended last week at $124.20, in a 52-week range of $90.98 to $126.88. The consensus analyst target is $140.09.

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Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) is scheduled to share its quarterly report on Thursday. The consensus estimates are $0.72 in EPS on $15.05 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen at $51.53. The stock has a 52-week range of $33.23 to $52.28, and the consensus price target is $54.22.

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) also is expected to report its most recent quarterly results on Thursday. The consensus analyst estimates are $0.85 in EPS and revenue of $25.77 billion. Shares of Microsoft were at $95.00 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $105.21, and the 52-week range is $65.45 to $97.24.

On Friday, Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) is scheduled to reveal its first-quarter results. The consensus estimates are $1.49 in EPS and $40.7 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $122.31 as the week came to a close. The consensus price target is $135.88. The 52-week range is $102.55 to $133.88.

Look for Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) to report its most recent quarterly results on Friday too. Analysts are looking for EPS of $1.16 and $66.78 billion in revenue. The shares were changing hands at $79.00 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $85.98, and the 52-week range is $72.16 to $89.30.

Also see our separate previews of major pharma and biotech earnings and of the FANGs and more reporting this week.

Boeing, Caterpillar, Microsoft and More Dow Earnings Coming This Week

Although markets were somewhat shaky for the first big week of the new earnings reporting season, they ultimately closed up for the second week in a row. This is only a small step, but it has proven that solid fundamentals can stabilize this market.

Ten of the indexs 30 components are expected to share their results this week. The Dow Jones industrial index has been subject to incredible volatility since January, but as we mentioned before, this earnings season could stabilize the index.

24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of the Dow Jones industrial average companies scheduled to report their quarterly results this week. Here, we have included the consensus earnings estimates from Thomson Reuters, as well as the stock price and trading history.

Be advised that the earnings and revenue estimates may change ahead of the formal reports, and some companies may change reporting dates as well.

3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) is set to report its most recent quarterly results on Tuesday. Analysts are looking for $5.57 in earnings per share (EPS) and $8.69 billion in revenue. Shares closed the week at $217.75, with a consensus price target of $237.92 and a 52-week trading range of $190.59 to $259.77.

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) is expected to report its first-quarter results on Tuesday. The analysts consensus forecast is EPS of $2.52 on $8.26 billion in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $156.71 as last week came to a close. The consensus price target is $170.75, and the stock has a 52-week range of $139.13 to $171.69.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) will share its latest quarterly earnings on Tuesday. The consensus estimates call for $2.08 in EPS and $11.98 billion in revenue. Shares ended last week at $153.25, in a 52-week range of $93.81 to $173.24. The consensus analyst target is $178.26.

Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) is scheduled to share its quarterly report on Tuesday as well. The consensus estimates are $0.46 in EPS on $7.31 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen at $43.74. The stock has a 52-week range of $42.19 to $48.62, and the consensus price target is $50.03.

On Tuesday, Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report its most recent quarterly results. The consensus analyst estimates are $1.71 in EPS and revenue of $9.05 billion. Shares of Verizon were at $47.90 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $56.08, and the 52-week range is $42.80 to $54.77.

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) is expected to report its first-quarter results on Wednesday. The analysts consensus forecast is EPS of $2.56 on $22.09 billion in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $338.67 as last week came to a close. The consensus price target is $387.29, and the stock has a 52-week range of $175.47 to $371.60.

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) will share its latest quarterly earnings on Wednesday. The consensus estimates call for $1.02 in EPS and $4.8 billion in revenue. Shares ended last week at $124.20, in a 52-week range of $90.98 to $126.88. The consensus analyst target is $140.09.

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Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) is scheduled to share its quarterly report on Thursday. The consensus estimates are $0.72 in EPS on $15.05 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen at $51.53. The stock has a 52-week range of $33.23 to $52.28, and the consensus price target is $54.22.

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) also is expected to report its most recent quarterly results on Thursday. The consensus analyst estimates are $0.85 in EPS and revenue of $25.77 billion. Shares of Microsoft were at $95.00 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $105.21, and the 52-week range is $65.45 to $97.24.

On Friday, Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) is scheduled to reveal its first-quarter results. The consensus estimates are $1.49 in EPS and $40.7 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $122.31 as the week came to a close. The consensus price target is $135.88. The 52-week range is $102.55 to $133.88.

Look for Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) to report its most recent quarterly results on Friday too. Analysts are looking for EPS of $1.16 and $66.78 billion in revenue. The shares were changing hands at $79.00 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $85.98, and the 52-week range is $72.16 to $89.30.

Also see our separate previews of major pharma and biotech earnings and of the FANGs and more reporting this week.

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Hot Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Caterpillar, Inc.(CAT)

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    Of the three other stocks closest to Boeing’s yearly gain, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) rose by about 1.9% to a gain of over 58% for the year, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) added about 2.7% to close the week up just over 50% for the year to date and Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) tacked on 1.8% to bring its annual gain to nearly 46%.

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