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Best Safest Stocks To Watch For 2021

Today Money Morning is publishing a list of the five top penny stocks to watch in November. These stocks have all already seen gains over 250% year to date (YTD) and could easily continue their runs this month.

What’s more, the No. 1 penny stock to watch in November has posted YTD gains of nearly 430%…

While we’re excited about the potential gains of these five penny stocks this month, we’re not necessarily recommending these stocks as “Buys.” It’s up to readers to decide whether they have the risk tolerance for penny stock investing, and whether these stocks align with their personal portfolio goals.

At the end of our list today, we’re also sharing a bonus 90-page guide about investing in the marijuana industry. This guide features many great penny stock investments that we are recommending to readers.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch For 2021: Aehr Test Systems(AEHR)

Aehr Test was incorporated in the state of California on May 25, 1977. We develop, manufacture and sell systems which are designed to reduce the cost of testing and to perform reliability screening, or burn-in, of complex logic devices, memory ICs, sensors and optical devices. These systems can be used to simultaneously perform parallel testing and burn-in of packaged integrated circuits, or ICs, singulated bare die or ICs still in wafer form. Increased quality and reliability needs of the Automotive, Mobility and flash memory integrated circuit markets are driving additional testing requirements, capacity needs and opportunities for Aehr Test products in package and wafer level testing.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR) insider David S. Hendrickson sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $2.37, for a total transaction of $11,850.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 25,351 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $60,081.87. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    Critical Comparison: Data I/O (DAIO) & Aehr Test Systems (AEHR) (americanbankingnews.com) Form 4 AEHR TEST SYSTEMS For: May 08 Filed by: HENDRICKSON DAVID S (streetinsider.com) Aehr Test Systems (AEHR) CTO David S. Hendrickson Sells 5,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Teradyne (TER) versus Aehr Test Systems (AEHR) Head to Head Review (americanbankingnews.com) Insider Selling: Aehr Test Systems (AEHR) Insider Sells 20,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)

    AEHR remained flat at $$2.28 during trading hours on Monday. The company had a trading volume of 64,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 136,351. Aehr Test Systems has a 52 week low of $2.26 and a 52 week high of $2.28. The stock has a market cap of $50.06 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -7.86 and a beta of 0.82. The company has a current ratio of 4.62, a quick ratio of 3.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch For 2021: NetSol Technologies Inc.(NTWK)

NetSol Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqCM: NTWK) is a worldwide provider of IT and enterprise software solutions. We believe that our solutions constitute mission critical applications for clients, as they encapsulate end-to-end business processes, facilitating faster processing and increased transactions.

The Company’s primary source of revenue is the licensing, customization, enhancement and maintenance of its suite of financial applications under the brand name NFS(TM) (NetSol Financial Suite) and NFS AscentTM for leading businesses in the global lease and finance industry.

NetSol’s clients include Dow-Jones 30 Industrials and Fortune 500 manufacturers and financial institutions, global vehicle manufacturers, and enterprise technology providers, all of which are serviced by NetSol delivery locations around the globe.

Founded in 1997, NetSol is headquartered in Calabasas, California.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ:NTWK) CEO Najeeb Ghauri purchased 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 25th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $6.20 per share, with a total value of $15,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sapiens International (NASDAQ: SPNS) and NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ:NTWK) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) jumped 43.3 percent to $0.5447 after the micro-cap specialty diagnostics company reported preliminary first-quarter results. The company said its first quarter revenue rose 286 percent from the same quarter a year ago to $712,000.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) gained 34.5 percent to $4.52 after the company announced it would proceed with Phase 3 development of GR-MD-02 for NASH Cirrhosis following the FDA meeting.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) shares rose 21.9 percent to $8.1063.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16 percent to $15.65.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares jumped 15.5 percent to $3.6263 after the company disclosed that its application for Medicare codes received favorable preliminary decision.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) rose 13.7 percent to $10.12.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 13.7 percent to $4.6743.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares gained 12.2 percent to $35.34 as optical sector is seeing strength following President Trump's announcement that he would work with China related to ZTE Corp.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) shares rose 11.3 percent to $35.17. Jefferies upgraded Tailored Brands from Hold to Buy.
    Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA) jumped 10.6 percent to $2.875.
    Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNHC) shares rose 10.6 percent to $20.29. Raymond James upgraded Federated National Holding from Outperform to Strong Buy.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.15. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) shares climbed 10.1 percent to $3.16. Stein Mart is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 23.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 9.7 percent to $108.60 after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restar

Best Safest Stocks To Watch For 2021: Blackrock MuniYield Quality Fund, Inc.(MQY)

BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund, Inc. (the Fund) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to provide a high level of current income exempt from federal income taxes by investing primarily in a portfolio of long-term, high-grade municipal obligations, the interest on which is exempt from federal income taxes. BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund, Inc. may invest in certain securities, whose income return is inversely related to changes in a floating interest rate (inverse floaters). The Fund may purchase and write call and put options. The Fund may also invest in swap agreements.

The Funds investment advisor is BlackRock Advisors, LLC, which is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (Merrill Lynch) and The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. are the principal owners of BlackRock, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Blackrock Muniyield Quality Fund (NYSE:MQY) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Blackrock Muniyield Quality Fund earned a media sentiment score of 0.50 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.9174412716067 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch For 2021: C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.(CHRW)

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (C.H. Robinson), incorporated on August 11, 1997, is a third-party logistics company. The Company provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies of all sizes, in a variety of industries. C.H. Robinson has handled approximately 16.9 million shipments and worked with over 110,000 active customers. It operates through a network of offices in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. The Company also has developed global transportation and distribution networks to provide transportation and supply chain services worldwide. In addition to transportation, the Company provides sourcing services (Sourcing) through Robinson Fresh (Robinson Fresh). It also arranges the logistics and transportation of the products it sells and provides related supply chain services, such as replenishment, category management and managed procurement services.

Transportation and Logistics Services

The Company’s network of contracted transportation providers includes contract motor carriers, railroads, air freight carriers and ocean carriers. The Company provides various transportation and logistics services, including truckload, through its contracts with motor carriers, dry vans, temperature controlled vans, flatbeds and bulk capacity, and also offers expedited truck transportation; Less Than Truckload (LTL), which involves the shipment of single or multiple pallets of freight and it consolidates freight and freight information to provide its customers with a single source of information on their freight; Intermodal, which includes the shipment of freight in trailers or containers by a combination of truck and rail; Ocean-As a non-vessel ocean common carrier (NVOCC) or freight forwarder, which consolidates shipments, determines routing, selects ocean carriers, contracts for ocean shipments and provides for local pickup and delivery of shipments; air, an indirect air carrier (Indirect Air Carrier) or freight forwarder, which organizes air s! hipments and provides door-to-door service; Customs, which the Company’s customs brokers are licensed and regulated by the United States Customs and Border Protection to assist importers and exporters in meeting federal requirements governing imports and exports, and other logistics services, in which the Company provides fee-based managed services, warehousing services, small parcel and other services.

The Company has intermodal marketing agreements with container owners and all Class I railroads in North America and it arranges local pickup and delivery (known as drayage) through local contracted motor carriers and owns approximately 1,000 intermodal containers. The Company helps customers with storage through crossdocking and other flow-through operations. It also examines the customers’ warehousing and dock procedures.

Sourcing

The Company’s sourcing business involves the buying, selling and marketing of fresh fruits, vegetables and other perishable items. The Company supplies fresh produce through its network of independent produce growers and suppliers. It consolidates individual customers’ produce orders into truckload quantities at the point of origin and arranges for transportation of the truckloads to multiple destinations. Its sourcing customer base includes grocery retailers and restaurants, produce wholesalers and foodservice distributors. The Company has various national and regional produce programs, including both brands and national licensed brands. These programs contain a variety of fresh bulk and value added fruits and vegetables.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Best Safest Stocks To Watch For 2021: Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao(CBD)

We were incorporated in Brazil under Brazilian law on November 10, 1981 as Companhia Brasileira de Distribui莽茫o. Our principal executive offices are located at Avenida Brigadeiro Luis Antonio, 3,142, S茫o Paulo, SP, Brazil (telephone: +55-11-3886-0421). Our agent for service of process in the United States is CT Corporation, 1633 Broadway, New York, New York, 10019.
We have been a pioneer in the Brazilian retail food industry, opening our first store, a pastry shop, in 1948 in the city of S茫o Paulo under the name P茫o de A莽煤car. We established one of the first supermarket chains in Brazil, opening our first supermarket in 1959, and opened the first hypermarket in Brazil in 1971.
Brazilian economic reforms implemented in 1994, including the introduction of the real as the Brazilian currency and the drastic reduction of inflation rates, resulted in an unprecedented growth in local consumer markets.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE:CBD) hit a new 52-week low on Friday . The company traded as low as $17.91 and last traded at $18.36, with a volume of 9820 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.40.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE:CBD) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE: CBD) and Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc Class B (OTCMKTS:ANCUF) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

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

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Top Value Stocks For 2019

Micron Technology Inc. investors could be forgiven for being shocked by Morgan Stanley’s rating downgrade.

Analyst Joseph Moore, who unexpectedly warned Thursday that Micron’s stock price may reflect too much optimism, has been bullish on the memory-chip maker since the end of 2015. It was a rare event for Micron, a widely loved stock that’s the third-best performer in the S&P 500 over the past two years.

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Before Thursday, Micron had been downgraded just three times in the past year. Among the 28 analysts whose ratings have been disclosed to Bloomberg, only five have a hold rating on the stock and none say sell.

The stock has more than quadrupled in the past two years, creating about $55 billion in market value.

Top Value Stocks For 2019: Union Pacific Corporation(UNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)’s share price hit a new 52-week high on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $164.58 and last traded at $164.03, with a volume of 345461 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $163.26.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pettyjohn Wood & White Inc. boosted its stake in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 6.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 9,758 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after buying an additional 633 shares during the period. Pettyjohn Wood & White Inc.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $1,312,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,821 shares of the railroad operator’s stock, valued at approximately $258,000.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Earnings season is well underway. And if you’re looking to make real money, the time to get started is now. Money Morning Quantitative Specialist Chris Johnson argues the markets are at a tipping point. And with just a few smart plays in today’s classic stock picker’s market… you can pull in triple-digit gains with just a small investment. Read those picks right here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Thursday
    This morning, the U.S. Department of Labor said that weekly jobless claims came in at 207,000 for the week. That figure is below the 220,000 jobless claims expected by economists and brings U.S. unemployment claims to a 48.5-year low. It’s a big day of earnings reports, as dozens of blue chip companies will report results from the June-ending quarter. The biggest name today will be Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), which reports earnings after the bell. Wall Street expects that the technology giant will report earnings of $1.07 per share. Analysts project quarterly revenue of $29.17 billion.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: PM, IBM, AA
    International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) stock added 2.5% in pre-market hours after Big Blue topped Wall Street earnings and revenue expectations. The tech giant continues to post positive results as it accelerates its turnaround efforts. IBM reported earnings per share of $3.08, a figure that beat estimates by $0.04 per share. It also reported quarterly revenue of $20.0 billion, a figure that surpassed estimates of $19.85 billion. Shares of Alcoa Corp. (NYSE: AA) fell 2% this morning. The aluminum manufacturer slashed its 2018 outlook due to falling prices and the recent round of metals tariffs introduced by the Trump administration. But there could be more pain in sight. Today, the U.S. Justice Department will hold a hearing that aims to determine whether vehicle and light truck imports present a national security threat to the United States. The hearing is due to President Trump’s pledge to hit European auto man

Top Value Stocks For 2019: Weingarten Realty Investors(WRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    State of Alaska Department of Revenue trimmed its position in Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) by 7.8% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 70,653 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 6,007 shares during the period. State of Alaska Department of Revenue’s holdings in Weingarten Realty Investors were worth $2,175,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Thursday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the fourteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $32.14.

Top Value Stocks For 2019: Hawaiian Holdings, Inc.(HA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Hawaiian (NASDAQ:HA) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

    Interpace Diagnostics Group (NASDAQ:IDXG) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) and Alaska Air (NYSE:ALK) are currently the only two airlines flying nonstop to Hawaii from those cities. Both carriers are fighting back against Southwest’s looming arrival in the market by expanding preemptively.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hawaiian (NASDAQ:HA) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top Value Stocks For 2019: Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao(CBD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE:CBD) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE: CBD) and Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc Class B (OTCMKTS:ANCUF) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

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

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE:CBD) hit a new 52-week low on Friday . The company traded as low as $17.91 and last traded at $18.36, with a volume of 9820 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.40.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now

McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) and Medifast (NYSE:MED) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for McCormick & Company, Incorporated and Medifast, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
McCormick & Company, Incorporated 1 5 3 0 2.22
Medifast 0 1 1 0 2.50

McCormick & Company, Incorporated currently has a consensus price target of $111.38, indicating a potential upside of 7.88%. Medifast has a consensus price target of $81.50, indicating a potential downside of 17.59%. Given McCormick & Company, Incorporated’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe McCormick & Company, Incorporated is more favorable than Medifast.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Credicorp Ltd.(BAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE:BAP) by 0.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 94,025 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 707 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned 0.12% of Credicorp worth $21,167,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    CI Investments Inc. reduced its holdings in shares of Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE:BAP) by 85.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 23,420 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 136,150 shares during the quarter. CI Investments Inc.’s holdings in Credicorp were worth $5,317,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Virtu Financial, Inc.(VIRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA purchased a new stake in shares of Virtu Financial Inc (NASDAQ:VIRT) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 204,336 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $5,425,000. Federated Investors Inc. PA owned about 0.11% of Virtu Financial at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
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    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Virtu Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) was started as Buy and assigned a $37 price target (versus a $29.10 close) at Jefferies. It has a consensus analyst target of almost $36 and a 52-week trading range of $13.10 to $37.85.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Virtu Financial (NASDAQ: VIRT) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Security brokers & dealers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Virtu Financial to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: SemiLEDS Corporation(LEDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    QuickLogic (NASDAQ: QUIK) and SemiLEDs (NASDAQ:LEDS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

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

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Mercantile Bank Corporation(MBWM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Mercantile Bank Co. (NASDAQ:MBWM) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.33.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Mercantile Bank (NASDAQ:MBWM) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallJul. 17, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Mercantile Bank (MBWM)

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Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: John Bean Technologies Corporation(JBT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    John Bean Technologies Corp  (NYSE:JBT)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on John Bean Technologies (JBT)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    John Bean Technologies (NYSE:JBT) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a neutral rating to an underweight rating. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has $88.00 price target on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on John Bean Technologies (JBT)

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Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao(CBD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE: CBD) and Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc Class B (OTCMKTS:ANCUF) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE:CBD) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company.

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

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE:CBD) hit a new 52-week low on Friday . The company traded as low as $17.91 and last traded at $18.36, with a volume of 9820 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.40.

Top Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now

If you are an income investor looking at gold stocks you might be tempted to buy Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE:WPM), a gold and silver streaming company with a relatively high yield. It’s not a bad stock to own, but it may not be the best dividend stock for your portfolio if you don’t understand a few important basics. Here’s what you need to know before you buy Wheaton for its peer-beating dividend yield.

What Wheaton does

The first thing to understand is that Wheaton Precious Metals is not a miner. It is a streaming company. That means it provides cash up front to miners in exchange for the right to buy gold and silver at reduced rates in the future. It’s a business model that provides Wheaton with wide margins in both good markets and bad because of its contractually locked-in low prices.

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Top Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc.(CRBP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Corbus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CRBP) has been given a $32.00 price target by investment analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 484.47% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Among drug developers, none had a more disappointing quarter than small-cap, clinical-stage company Corbus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CRBP), which fell more than 17%. Corbus is associated with the marijuana industry through its lead drug lenabasum (formerly anabasum), which is an oral endocannabinoid-mimetic drug that binds with naturally occurring CB2 receptors expressed on fibroblasts and immune cells. In particular, lenabasum is being targeted at four indications: systemic sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, dermatomyositis, and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Top Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.(FCAU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Specifically, companies like Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) , GM and Ford manufacturer the vehicles, but then franchised distributors (i.e., dealerships) are the ones who sell them to the consumer. These dealerships allow for test drives and services centers as well.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) sold 84,639 F-Series pickups in May, topping sales of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) Ram pickups of 46,781 units. General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) no longer reports monthly sales results.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    A massive fire that devastated an auto supplier plant in Michigan earlier this month is starting to snarl production for Ford Motor (NYSE:F), General Motors (NYSE:GM), and Fiat Chrysler (NYSE:FCAU). All three U.S. automakers are currently racing to mitigate the impact of parts shortages on their output.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The bad news for Ford could turn into good news for General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU), makers, respectively, of the Chevy Silverado and the Ram pickups that compete with the F-Series trucks from Ford. A lot depends on how long the supplier plant is offline.

  • [By John Rosevear]

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) and Waymo, the self-driving subsidiary of Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), said that they have expanded their partnership with an agreement to add tens of thousands of Chrysler minivans to Waymo’s self-driving fleet.

Top Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Home Depot, Inc. (HD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Over the past several years, Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD) has consistently used technology to counter potential disruptors, such as Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), while staying several steps ahead of traditional rivals likeLowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW).

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    TD Ameritrade is part of a beta program for Apple’s business chat feature, which also includes companies like Home Depot (HD) and Marriott International (MAR) .

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Wednesday was The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) which traded up 3.00% at $180.16. The stock’s 52-week range is $144.25 to $207.61. Volume was about 20% below the daily average of around 5.4 million. There company announced this morning that it plans to hire 1,000 IT workers to strengthen its position against e-commerce behemoth Amazon.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    OLD Mutual Customised Solutions Proprietary Ltd. lifted its position in shares of Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) by 4.9% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 19,154 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock after buying an additional 900 shares during the quarter. OLD Mutual Customised Solutions Proprietary Ltd.’s holdings in Home Depot were worth $3,630,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By John Rosevear]

    It’s an abrupt turnaround, as Tesla’s deal with The Home Depot (NYSE:HD) was just announced in February. But as my colleague Travis Hoium pointed out at the time, booths in retail stores haven’t been much of a driver of residential solar sales in the past. It’s possible that Musk looked at the early returns and decided it wasn’t worth continuing.

Top Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao(CBD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE: CBD) and Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc Class B (OTCMKTS:ANCUF) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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Stocks closed out the second week of 2017 with a whimper, as major indexes ended near flat. The big banks kicked off earnings, but theDow Jones Industrial Average barely flinched, finishing essentially where it started, while theS&P 500gained slightly.

Today’s market
IndexPercentage ChangePoint Change

Dow Jones -0.03% -5.27
S&P 500 0.18% 4.20

Source: Yahoo! Finance.

Among ETFs making moves today wasSPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF(NYSEMKT:KRE), which finished up 1.1% on upbeat reports from the big banks. Elsewhere, theDirexion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x ETF(NYSEMKT:NUGT) ticked up 1.6% as gold prices continue to increase.

As for individual stocks,Wells Fargo(NYSE:WFC) was the leader among the big banks that posted earnings today, which also includedJPMorgan ChaseandBank of America.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Alcatel Lucent(ALU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about Alcatel Lucent (NYSE:ALU) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Alcatel Lucent earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 45.9413628150958 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Eaton Vance California Municipal Bond Fund II(EIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eaton Vance California Municpl Bnd Fd II (NYSEAMERICAN:EIA) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, June 4th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 22nd will be given a dividend of 0.0442 per share by the closed-end fund on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $0.53 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.89%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 21st.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.(ETE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Energy Transfer Equity LP Unit (NYSE:ETE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Thursday.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    On Energy Transfer Equity’s(NYSE:ETE) first-quarter conference call, the company’s management team provided investors with a unique glimpse of what’s going on behind the scenes. One of the things they’re working on is the acquisition of namesake MLP Energy Transfer Partners. CEO Kelcy Warren said on the call that the companies have “looked at every scenario possible to us” and that the only one that makes mathematical sense is for Energy Transfer Equity to buy its MLP. That transaction would not only simplify the company’s corporate structure but could enable Energy Transfer to resume growing its 7.1% yielding distribution.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One reason investors are worried that Energy Transfer might need to reduce its distribution is that the company barely generates enough cash flow to support it without the help of its parent Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE). In 2017, Energy Transfer Partners produced $4.19 billion in distributable cash flow and would have paid out $4.15 billion to investors if it wasn’t for the fact that Energy Transfer Equity relinquished its rights to $656 million of that cash. While that support boosted the distribution coverage ratio from a tight 1.0 times to a more comfortable 1.2 times, it was only a temporary fix since Energy Transfer Equity’s support will diminish significantly in 2018 before declining further in 2019 and 2020.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Energy Transfer Equity LP Unit (NYSE: ETE) and Western Gas Equity Partners (NYSE:WGP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and dividends.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.(IBKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Compass Point started coverage on shares of Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) in a research note published on Tuesday. The brokerage issued a neutral rating and a $74.00 price target on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation takes effect May 25, and Steve Sanders, the executive vice president of marketing and product development at Interactive Brokers (NASDAQ: IBKR), described it as the “bane of my existence.” Compliance with the regulations is taking resources from other products at the online brokerage, he said.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    What Could Attract Investors to Interactive Brokers (finance.yahoo.com) Reviewing Charles Schwab (SCHW) and Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) (americanbankingnews.com) Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) Presents At Sandler O’Neill’s Global Exchange And Brokerage Conference – Slideshow (seekingalpha.com) Should You Invest In The Financial Stock Interactive Brokers Group Inc (NASDAQ:IBKR)? (finance.yahoo.com) Interactive Brokers Welcomes New Bond Disclosure Rules (finance.yahoo.com)

    Shares of Interactive Brokers Group traded up $1.20, reaching $71.38, during midday trading on Friday, according to MarketBeat Ratings. 1,131,168 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 859,815. The stock has a market cap of $29.39 billion, a PE ratio of 46.65, a PEG ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 0.95. Interactive Brokers Group has a one year low of $36.23 and a one year high of $80.32.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao(CBD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE: CBD) and Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc Class B (OTCMKTS:ANCUF) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Blackrock Municipal Bond Trust(BBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about BlackRock Municipal Bond Trust (NYSE:BBK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BlackRock Municipal Bond Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.5280376576675 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Doliver Capital Advisors LP trimmed its stake in shares of Blackrock Municipal Bond Trust (NYSE:BBK) by 26.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 10,260 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 3,598 shares during the quarter. Doliver Capital Advisors LP owned about 0.10% of Blackrock Municipal Bond Trust worth $147,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: New York & Company Inc.(NWY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Monday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    New York & Company (NYSE:NWY) will announce its earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, May 24th.

    New York & Company (NYSE:NWY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 22nd. The specialty retailer reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter. New York & Company had a return on equity of 7.97% and a net margin of 0.61%. The company had revenue of $278.71 million for the quarter. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.06) earnings per share.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index (NASDAQ:ADRE) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, June 18th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 19th will be given a dividend of 0.2285 per share on Tuesday, July 31st. This represents a $0.91 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.15%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 18th. This is a positive change from BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.00851.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Methanex Corporation(MEOH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Methanex Co. (NASDAQ:MEOH) (TSE:MX) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the fifteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $68.95.

  • [By VantagePoint]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Advisors Preferred LLC bought a new stake in shares of Methanex (NASDAQ:MEOH) (TSE:MX) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 1,703 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $103,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board cut its holdings in shares of Methanex Co. (NASDAQ:MEOH) (TSE:MX) by 6.2% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 15,064 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 992 shares during the period. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board’s holdings in Methanex were worth $912,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) shares dropped 26 percent to $3.5001 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) shares dropped 26 percent to $3.5001 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.