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Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Uranium has been back in the news lately, not only due to its relationship with geopolitical maneuvering concerning nuclear weapons, but also as a necessary commodity in the global quest for clean, renewable energy.

The United States is the world’s largest producer of nuclear power, accounting for more than 30% of worldwide nuclear generation of electricity. While there has been little growth in new reactors being built in the last quarter century, the increasing demand for clean energy worldwide is sparking a demand for uranium to be enriched as nuclear fuel. Companies that mine and produce uranium, like Azincourt Uranium, Inc. (OTC: AZURF), are seeing the commodity investment market take a renewed interest in them, with uranium spot prices trending upward in the first quarter of 2017.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cummins Inc.(CMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cummins (NYSE:CMI) had its target price trimmed by Citigroup from $160.00 to $150.00 in a research report released on Monday. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

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    As Caterpillar sank, so too did Cummins Inc. (CMI) , down 4.5%, Cree Inc. (CREE) , down 2.5%, Crane Co. (CR) , down 8% and Freeport McMoRan (FCX) , down 14.5%.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) – Oppenheimer dropped their FY2018 earnings estimates for shares of Cummins in a report released on Wednesday, August 1st. Oppenheimer analyst N. Kaye now expects that the company will post earnings of $14.10 per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of $14.54. Oppenheimer currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $192.00 price target on the stock.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation(WMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capit (NYSE:WMC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Wednesday.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Church & Dwight Company, Inc.(CHD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Church & Dwight (NYSE: CHD) and Unilever (NYSE:UL) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lowered its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) by 5.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 137,607 shares of the company’s stock after selling 7,557 shares during the quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA’s holdings in Church & Dwight were worth $6,930,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Compass Capital Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm bought 555,749 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $29,544,000. Church & Dwight comprises about 4.3% of Compass Capital Management Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 4th largest holding. Compass Capital Management Inc. owned about 0.23% of Church & Dwight as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Shutterfly Inc.(SFLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the ten ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, three have issued a buy recommendation and three have assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $80.57.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY) SVP Satish Menon sold 3,980 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.76, for a total transaction of $377,144.80. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 28,980 shares in the company, valued at $2,746,144.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ASML Holding N.V.(ASML)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ASML (NASDAQ:ASML)‘s stock had its “sell” rating reiterated by research analysts at DZ Bank in a note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ASML (NASDAQ: ASML) and ACM Research (NASDAQ:ACMR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ASML (NASDAQ: ASML) and ACM Research (NASDAQ:ACMR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ: ASML) was down 2.6% to $197.02 on Friday morning. The stock has a 52-week trading range of $126.03 to $216.00 and a consensus analyst target price of $196.81.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019

The cryptocurrency market continued its hot streak on Tuesday, with most major currencies up more than 5 percent. Here’s a look at some of the headlines that were moving the cryptocurrency market today and which currencies were on the move.

Headlines

A new Thompson Reuters survey found that one out of five financial firms are currently considering trading cryptocurrencies within the next year. Banks, hedge funds and other financial institutions have mostly shied away from cryptocurrency trading up to this point, but an increase in interest could go a long way in making cryptos mainstream.

Blue Line Futures president Bill Baruch, who called a bitcoin rally when the currency was trading at around $7,200 back in February, now says the current rally has more room to run. Baruch said bitcoin’s resiliency in the face of ongoing regulatory threats is a bullish sign, and a breach of the $10,000 level would likely send the price to $11,500.

With bitcoin prices now at their highest levels since March at above $9,200, former Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) and Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL) CEO Bill Harris wrote an op-ed piece for Recode in which he called bitcoin “the greatest scam in history.” Harris said cryptocurrencies are massive pump-and-dump schemes and fraud artists are taking advantage of cryptocurrency investors naivety and greed. He added that bitcoin has no intrinsic value, isn't an effective store of value and isn't accepted by the vast majority of businesses, making it virtually useless as a means of payment.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: Calavo Growers, Inc.(CVGW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap avocado and fresh food stock Calavo Growers (NASDAQ: CVGW) has elevated short interest of 33.51% according to Highshortinterest.com. Founded in 1924, Calavo Growers is a global avocado-industry leader and an expanding provider of value-added fresh food serving retail grocery, foodservice, club stores, mass merchandisers, food distributors and wholesalers worldwide. The Companys Fresh segment procures and markets fresh avocados and select other fresh produce (tomatoes) while the Renaissance Food Group segment (RFG) creates, markets and distributes a portfolio of healthy, fresh foods, including fresh-cut fruit, fresh-cut vegetables and prepared foods. The Foods segment manufactures and distributes guacamole and salsa. Fresh food products are sold under the respected Calavo brand name as well as Garden Highway, Chef Essentials and a variety of private label and store brands.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Prudential Financial Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Calavo Growers (NASDAQ:CVGW) by 5.9% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 28,216 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,580 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in Calavo Growers were worth $2,602,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW), which I’ve dubbed a “tiny, mighty dividend stock,” reported fiscal second-quarter 2018 earnings on June 6. How has this dynamic avocado market specialist fared so far in its fiscal year? Let’s dive into the quarter’s detailsafter first walking through headline numbers directly below.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: America First Tax Exempt Investors L.P.(ATAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of America First Tax Exempt Investors, L.P. (NASDAQ:ATAX) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $6.47 and last traded at $6.43, with a volume of 54800 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $6.43.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on America First Multifamily Investors (ATAX)

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Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: Plains All American Pipeline L.P.(PAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Matthew DiLallo, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Fortunately for those looking at these attractive valuations, oil’s end-of-days scenario is likely a ways down the road. So we asked three Fool.com contributors to highlight a stock they see in the oil industry right now that looks attractive. Here’s why they picked Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA), Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC), and Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    There’s just one problem with all that production: It needs to get out of the basin, which is a problem right now sincethere aren’t enough pipelines. Because of that, some of the best ways to play the Permian production boom are pipeline companies. Three perfectly positioned to profit from the Permian boom arePlains All American Pipeline(NYSE:PAA),Targa Resources(NYSE:TRGP), andKinder Morgan(NYSE:KMI).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty-four brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have issued a hold recommendation and eleven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $25.94.

  • [By John Bromels]

    That’s what happened to U.S. oil and gas pipeline operatorsKinder Morgan, Inc.(NYSE:KMI) and master limited partnership(MLP)Plains All American Pipeline(NYSE:PAA) in 2016. Both made a major dividend/distribution cut. Both stocks took a hit. And neither one has recovered: Plains All American is down 53.3% over the last three years, while Kinder Morgan is down a painful 63.1%.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: Limelight Networks Inc.(LLNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Limelight Networks Inc.(NASDAQ:LLNW) jumped 25.5% in April, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence, after the digital content-delivery specialist announced significantly stronger-than-expected first-quarter results.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    (Nasdaq: CNET)

    $2.95 34.76%
    Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) $0.28 33.81%
    Intelsat Corp. (NYSE: I) $9.11 31.50%
    Navios Maritime Midstream Partners LP (NYE: NAP) $4.42 29.18%
    Limelight Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW) $4.89 28.61%
    Enphase Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: ENPH) $5.05 24.62%

    As you can see in the table above, penny stocks have the potential to provide tremendous returns for enterprising investors. However, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also incredibly risky.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) got a boost, shooting up 26 percent to $5.17 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Content delivery veteran Limelight Networks (NASDAQ:LLNW) reported first-quarter results this Thursday evening, and it was a humdinger. The company, which helps other businesses deliver digital data such as file downloads and video streams in a more efficient manner, crushed Wall Street’s consensus estimates and raised its full-year guidance targets.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MDGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Last week, Viking stock soared over 80% because of great clinical results from another biotech — Madrigal Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MDGL). Why such a big sympathy move for Viking? Madrigal reported positive phase 2 results for its lead candidate MGL-3196 in treating non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a serious non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. MGL-3196, like VK2809, isa thyroid hormone receptor beta-selective agonist. Madrigal’s results could bode well for VK2809’s chances.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Thursday was a largely down day for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Averagetaking the biggest hit of the major benchmarks. The global turmoil over trade got a lot closer to home as the U.S. imposed new restrictions that led the Canadian government to issue retaliatory tariffs in response. Yet many broader-based measures of the market fell only slightly, showing that much of what drives the economy isn’t as dependent on trade as traditional industrial giants. Good news also sent some key stocks higher. Madrigal Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MDGL), Brink’s (NYSE:BCO), and Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) shares shot up 144 percent to $264.885 in reaction to an encouraging Phase 2 clinical trial update. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company said its liver-directed, thyroid hormone receptor called MGL-3196 showed a statistical significance in the primary endpoint of lowering liver fat at 12 weeks and also 36 weeks.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Perhaps no company has received more interest in recent weeks than Madrigal Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MDGL) which, might I add, has gained more than 1,800% over the trailing year.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) shares shot up 127 percent to $245.98 in reaction to an encouraging Phase 2 clinical trial update. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company said its liver-directed, thyroid hormone receptor called MGL-3196 showed a statistical significance in the primary endpoint of lowering liver fat at 12 weeks and also 36 weeks.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Withsuch a huge amount of money on the line, quite a few drugmakers are developing NASH drugs. We’ll probably soon see acquisitions activity heat up. I think Madrigal Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MDGL) and Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX) are highly likely to be gobbled up in the not-too-distant future. My hunch is that Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY), Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) could be among the potential buyers.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: New Relic, Inc.(NEWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    New Relic (NYSE:NEWR) has received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the sixteen brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $65.38.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    New Relic Inc (NYSE:NEWR) CRO Erica Schultz sold 1,800 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $108.40, for a total value of $195,120.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive now owns 21,157 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,293,418.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    New Relic (NYSE:NEWR) had its target price increased by BMO Capital Markets from $95.00 to $110.00 in a report published on Tuesday, Marketbeat reports. BMO Capital Markets currently has an outperform rating on the software maker’s stock.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: Omeros Corporation(OMER)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Omeros (NASDAQ:OMER) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Wednesday morning.

    Several other research firms also recently issued reports on OMER. HC Wainwright set a $30.00 price objective on shares of Omeros and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Maxim Group set a $24.00 price objective on shares of Omeros and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Monday, January 22nd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Omeros from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Wedbush downgraded shares of Omeros from an outperform rating to a neutral rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $47.00 to $19.00 in a report on Friday, March 23rd. Finally, WBB Securities restated a buy rating and set a $75.00 price objective on shares of Omeros in a report on Monday, March 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $25.88.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street had a good day on Wednesday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other widely followed stock market indexes generally closed modestly higher. Good news from the long-struggling big-box retail sector helped make investors more enthusiastic about the U.S. economy’s prospects, distracting from worries about macroeconomic and geopolitical tensions. Yet some stocks had challenges they couldn’t overcome, and Omeros (NASDAQ:OMER), Party City Holdco (NYSE:PRTY), and Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Omeros (NASDAQ:OMER) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Wednesday morning.

    Several other research analysts also recently commented on OMER. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Omeros from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday. HC Wainwright set a $34.00 price target on shares of Omeros and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. BidaskClub raised shares of Omeros from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 9th. Maxim Group set a $25.00 target price on shares of Omeros and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Sunday, May 13th. Finally, Wedbush reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a $20.00 target price (up from $19.00) on shares of Omeros in a research note on Wednesday, May 16th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Omeros currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $26.00.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Omeros Corp. (NASDAQ: OMER) is expected to release data from its Phase 2 study of OMS721/IgAN in patients not taking steroids (U.S. cohort). Shares of Omeros closed Friday at $18.14. The consensus analyst target is $36.40, and the 52-week range is $8.36 to $25.20.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: Curtiss-Wright Corporation(CW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Curtiss-Wright (NYSE:CW) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 16th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.15 per share by the aerospace company on Thursday, July 5th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.46%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd decreased its stake in shares of Curtiss-Wright Corp. (NYSE:CW) by 59.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,188 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 4,625 shares during the period. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd’s holdings in Curtiss-Wright were worth $430,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: Two River Bancorp(TRCB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Two Rivers Bancorp (NASDAQ:TRCB) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Two Rivers Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.3815117771449 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: Church & Dwight Company, Inc.(CHD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Church & Dwight (NYSE: CHD) and Unilever (NYSE:UL) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,177 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,010% compared to the typical volume of 106 call options.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lowered its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) by 5.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 137,607 shares of the company’s stock after selling 7,557 shares during the quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA’s holdings in Church & Dwight were worth $6,930,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group in a report issued on Sunday. They presently have a $55.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 14.13% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 13,509,412 shares, a growth of 25.9% from the April 13th total of 10,734,473 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,175,548 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.2 days. Approximately 5.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018

Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) is one of those smaller E&Ps that constantly is on my watch list, but I’ve never taken the time to go through it. This is an under-analyzed company by the investment community, so it’s time to dig in to see if there’s hidden value. Laredo is an E&P operating out of one of the best basins, the Permian Basin in west Texas. It’s primarily an E&P, but it does have a small midstream operation and also benefits from the sale of purchased crude, making it slightly unique. With this name, you really get a solid liquidity position, minimal debt burden over the next five years, and a quality operation that has the potential to produce substantially outperforming returns over the medium-term.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Cellcom Israel Ltd.(CEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the health care shares rose 1.79 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTNR), up 8 percent, and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) up 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares surged 0.58 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 5 percent, and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) up 2.5 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
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Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Church & Dwight Company, Inc.(CHD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,177 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,010% compared to the typical volume of 106 call options.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 13,509,412 shares, a growth of 25.9% from the April 13th total of 10,734,473 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,175,548 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.2 days. Approximately 5.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Church & Dwight (NYSE: CHD) and Unilever (NYSE:UL) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Match Group, Inc.(MTCH)

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  • [By Chris Lange]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Aimia (TSE:AIM) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has given 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$2.67.

Church & Dwight (CHD) & Unilever (UL) Critical Contrast

Church & Dwight (NYSE: CHD) and Unilever (NYSE:UL) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

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This table compares Church & Dwight and Unilever’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Church & Dwight 19.71% 25.47% 9.21%
Unilever N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Church & Dwight and Unilever, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Church & Dwight 4 6 6 0 2.13
Unilever 1 4 0 0 1.80

Church & Dwight currently has a consensus price target of $51.38, indicating a potential upside of 10.46%. Given Church & Dwight’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Church & Dwight is more favorable than Unilever.

Dividends

Church & Dwight pays an annual dividend of $0.87 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Unilever pays an annual dividend of $1.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Church & Dwight pays out 44.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Unilever pays out 75.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Church & Dwight has increased its dividend for 12 consecutive years and Unilever has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Risk & Volatility

Church & Dwight has a beta of 0.41, suggesting that its share price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Unilever has a beta of 0.81, suggesting that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.9% of Church & Dwight shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.4% of Unilever shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Church & Dwight shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Unilever shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Church & Dwight and Unilever’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Church & Dwight $3.78 billion 3.01 $743.40 million $1.94 23.98
Unilever $60.68 billion 1.13 $6.84 billion $2.53 21.91

Unilever has higher revenue and earnings than Church & Dwight. Unilever is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Church & Dwight, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Church & Dwight beats Unilever on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products. The company operates through three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and the Specialty Products Division. It offers baking soda, cat litter, carpet deodorization, and laundry detergent products under the ARM & HAMMER brand; condoms, lubricants, and vibrators TROJAN brand; stain removers, cleaning solutions, laundry detergents, dishwashing detergents, and bleach alternatives under the OXICLEAN brand; battery-operated and manual toothbrushes under the SPINBRUSH brand; home pregnancy and ovulation test kits under the FIRST RESPONSE brand; depilatories under the NAIR brand; oral analgesic products under the ORAJEL brand; laundry detergents under the XTRA brand; gummy dietary supplements under the L'IL CRITTERS and VITAFUSION brands; dry shampoos under the BATISTE brand; and water flossers and replacement showerheads under the WATERPIK brand. The company also provides specialty products, including animal productivity products, such as MEGALAC rumen bypass fat, a supplement, which enables cows to maintain energy levels during the period of high milk production; BIO-CHLOR and FERMENTEN, which are designed to help reduce health issues associated with calving, as well as provides needed protein; and CELMANAX refined functional carbohydrate, a yeast based prebiotic. In addition, it offers sodium bicarbonate for use in industrial markets; and cleaning and deodorizing products for use in office buildings, hotels, restaurants, and other facilities. The company sells its consumer products through supermarkets, mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstores, convenience stores, home stores, dollar and pet stores, and other specialty stores, as well as through Websites; and specialty products to industrial customers and livestock producers through distributors. The company was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey.

About Unilever

Unilever PLC operates in the fast-moving consumer goods industry worldwide. It operates through Personal Care, Home Care, Foods, and Refreshment segments. The Personal Care segment offers skin care and hair care products, deodorants, and oral care products. The Home Care segment provides home care products, including powders, liquids and capsules, soap bars, and various cleaning products. The Foods segment offers soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, and margarines and spreads. The Refreshment segment provides ice creams and tea-based beverages. The company was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Church & Dwight (CHD) & Unilever (UL) Critical Contrast

Church & Dwight (NYSE: CHD) and Unilever (NYSE:UL) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

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This table compares Church & Dwight and Unilever’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Church & Dwight 19.71% 25.47% 9.21%
Unilever N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Church & Dwight and Unilever, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Church & Dwight 4 6 6 0 2.13
Unilever 1 4 0 0 1.80

Church & Dwight currently has a consensus price target of $51.38, indicating a potential upside of 10.46%. Given Church & Dwight’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Church & Dwight is more favorable than Unilever.

Dividends

Church & Dwight pays an annual dividend of $0.87 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Unilever pays an annual dividend of $1.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Church & Dwight pays out 44.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Unilever pays out 75.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Church & Dwight has increased its dividend for 12 consecutive years and Unilever has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Risk & Volatility

Church & Dwight has a beta of 0.41, suggesting that its share price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Unilever has a beta of 0.81, suggesting that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.9% of Church & Dwight shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.4% of Unilever shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Church & Dwight shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Unilever shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Church & Dwight and Unilever’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Church & Dwight $3.78 billion 3.01 $743.40 million $1.94 23.98
Unilever $60.68 billion 1.13 $6.84 billion $2.53 21.91

Unilever has higher revenue and earnings than Church & Dwight. Unilever is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Church & Dwight, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Church & Dwight beats Unilever on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products. The company operates through three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and the Specialty Products Division. It offers baking soda, cat litter, carpet deodorization, and laundry detergent products under the ARM & HAMMER brand; condoms, lubricants, and vibrators TROJAN brand; stain removers, cleaning solutions, laundry detergents, dishwashing detergents, and bleach alternatives under the OXICLEAN brand; battery-operated and manual toothbrushes under the SPINBRUSH brand; home pregnancy and ovulation test kits under the FIRST RESPONSE brand; depilatories under the NAIR brand; oral analgesic products under the ORAJEL brand; laundry detergents under the XTRA brand; gummy dietary supplements under the L'IL CRITTERS and VITAFUSION brands; dry shampoos under the BATISTE brand; and water flossers and replacement showerheads under the WATERPIK brand. The company also provides specialty products, including animal productivity products, such as MEGALAC rumen bypass fat, a supplement, which enables cows to maintain energy levels during the period of high milk production; BIO-CHLOR and FERMENTEN, which are designed to help reduce health issues associated with calving, as well as provides needed protein; and CELMANAX refined functional carbohydrate, a yeast based prebiotic. In addition, it offers sodium bicarbonate for use in industrial markets; and cleaning and deodorizing products for use in office buildings, hotels, restaurants, and other facilities. The company sells its consumer products through supermarkets, mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstores, convenience stores, home stores, dollar and pet stores, and other specialty stores, as well as through Websites; and specialty products to industrial customers and livestock producers through distributors. The company was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey.

About Unilever

Unilever PLC operates in the fast-moving consumer goods industry worldwide. It operates through Personal Care, Home Care, Foods, and Refreshment segments. The Personal Care segment offers skin care and hair care products, deodorants, and oral care products. The Home Care segment provides home care products, including powders, liquids and capsules, soap bars, and various cleaning products. The Foods segment offers soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, and margarines and spreads. The Refreshment segment provides ice creams and tea-based beverages. The company was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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The United Kingdom consists of four distinctly different parts, all speaking different languages and having a different history – England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. It is a very major player internationally – politically, militarily, and economically. This is how the country compares to the United States:

Country

Population

Population Growth

< 10 years age

GDP per Capita

GDP per Capita Growth

Toy Market Retail

Toy Market Growth 2017

U.K.

66 million

0.80%

12.2%

$41,603

+1.01%

$4 400 million

-5%

U.S.A.

323 million

0.70%

6.2%

$57,466

+0.91%

$29.000 million

+6%

The U.K is the fourth largest toy market after the U.S., China and Japan. It was until recently also one of the fastest growing markets – + 5.9% in 2015 and +6.3% in 2016. However, this came to a crashing halt this year when growth is projected at a minus 5%.

Best China Stocks To Buy For 2018: Church & Dwight Company, Inc.(CHD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Church & Dwight (NYSE: CHD) and Unilever (NYSE:UL) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,177 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,010% compared to the typical volume of 106 call options.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 13,509,412 shares, a growth of 25.9% from the April 13th total of 10,734,473 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,175,548 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.2 days. Approximately 5.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Best China Stocks To Buy For 2018: TriMas Corporation(TRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of TriMas Co. (NASDAQ:TRS) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $28.95 and last traded at $28.20, with a volume of 1202 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $28.60.

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Best China Stocks To Buy For 2018: Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (PK)

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: PK) fell about 2.7% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $23.91 after closing at $24.42 on Friday. The 52-week high is $29.93. Volume of more than 4.1million was more than double the daily average. The company announced a secondary offering of nearly 33 million shares along with an additional 4.94 million as an underwriter’s option and a private transaction involving another 15.75 million shares. All shares in the offering are being sold by HNA HLT Holdco I LLC, and none of the proceeds go to Park.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Park Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:PK)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at Boenning Scattergood in a research note issued on Monday.

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Takata Corp., the parts supplier that filed for bankruptcy after sparking the largest auto recall in history, called back 3.3 million air bags as part of a U.S. order that scheduled repairs of the potentially deadly devices over several years.

The supplier identified at least 15 automakers that purchased the air bags, including Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co., General Motors Co., BMW AG and Tesla Inc. Takata said it will work with the companies to develop a remedy for each of their vehicles, and urge consumers to get their air bags replaced.

Defective Takata inflators can explode in a crash and spray vehicle occupants with metal shards. The parts have been linked to 13 deaths in the U.S. and hundreds of injuries, and mounting liabilities from the recalls pushed Takata to file for bankruptcy in June. Key Safety Systems Inc., a supplier owned by China’s Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corp., plans to acquire the company.

Almost two-thirds of the 31.5 million U.S. vehicles containing defective air-bag inflators made by Takata remain unrepaired as of mid-September, according to a November report released by the independent monitor overseeing the recalls. About 65 million inflators are set to be recalled by the end of 2018 under a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plan to replace the parts in phases, scheduling the riskiest parts for repair first.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Tennessee Valley Authority(TVE)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tamarack-Valley-Energy (CVE:TVE) had its price objective raised by equities research analysts at BMO Capital Markets from C$3.75 to C$4.50 in a research note issued on Friday. BMO Capital Markets’ target price points to a potential downside of 82.02% from the stock’s current price.

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    It is hard to fully wrap your hands around the potential market opportunity that Accenture will have in the years ahead but I believe that the opportunities are almost endless (dramatic, I know). For example, consider these forecasts that Forbes detailed in its “2017 Roundup Of Internet Of Things Forecast” report:

    According to Bain, “B2B IoT segments will generate more than $300B annually by 2020, including about $85B in the industrial sector”. According to PwC, “$6T will be spent on IoT solutions between 2015 and 2020”. According to Accenture, “Industrial Internet Of Things could add $14.2T to the economy by 2020”. According to Statista, “The global Internet of Things (IoT) market is projected to grow from $2.99T in 2014 to $8.9T in 2020, attaining a 19.92% Compound Annual Growth Rate (OTCPK:CAGR). Industrial manufacturing is predicted to increase from $472B in 2014 to $890B in global IoT spending. Healthcare and life sciences are projected to increase from $520B in 2014 to $1.335T in 2020, attaining a 17% CAGR”.

    The forecasts compiled by Forbes are all over the place but one thing is consistent, that is, the growth potential for IoT (and the sub-industries) is real. Connected things are expected to experience significant growth and I believe that it is hard to deny that digital will play a key role in the future growth of the global economy.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Church & Dwight Company, Inc.(CHD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 13,509,412 shares, a growth of 25.9% from the April 13th total of 10,734,473 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,175,548 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.2 days. Approximately 5.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,177 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,010% compared to the typical volume of 106 call options.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc.(XHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    LSV Asset Management lifted its stake in Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) by 18.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 4,446,848 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 679,100 shares during the quarter. LSV Asset Management owned approximately 4.16% of Xenia Hotels & Resorts worth $87,691,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Chicago Equity Partners LLC reduced its position in shares of Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) by 2.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 330,625 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 9,325 shares during the quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC owned 0.31% of Xenia Hotels & Resorts worth $6,520,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: MEDIFAST INC(MED)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares were also up, gaining 25 percent to $124.60 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    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.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares were also up, gaining 20 percent to $119 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.

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Top Casino Stocks For 2019: Cameco Corporation(CCJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    This morning before the market opened, uranium producer Cameco Corporation (NYSE: CCJ) reported Q1 2018 results which should be looked over by investors in other potentialuranium players like small cap Azincourt Energy Corp (TSX-V: AAZ; OTCMKTS: AZURF) as CCJwould be one of the worlds largest uranium producers, a significant supplier of conversion services and one of two Candufuel manufacturers in Canada. Cameco Corporation alsosays itscompetitive position is based oncontrolling ownership of the worlds largest high-grade reserves and low-cost operations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cameco (NYSE: CCJ) and Abtech (OTCMKTS:ABHD) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Cameco Corporation (NYSE:CCJ), the largest publicly traded uranium miner, has been struggling along with the moribund price of the nuclear fuel it mines. The stock is down over 70% since commodity markets started to tumble in 2011. The early 2016 commodity upturn, meanwhile, has seemingly left uranium behind. Investors have ample reason to worry, but for more intrepid stock buyers, Cameco’s low stock price could be a long-term opportunity.

Top Casino Stocks For 2019: Oshkosh Corporation(OSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter

Top Casino Stocks For 2019: Church & Dwight Company, Inc.(CHD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,177 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,010% compared to the typical volume of 106 call options.

Top Casino Stocks For 2019: Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.(MMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) rose 19 percent to $7.20 in pre-market trading. Subsea 7 S.A. confirmed a $7.00 per share proposal to acquire McDermott.
    Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ: CLAR) rose 18.5 percent to $8.00 in pre-market trading.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) rose 9.3 percent to $34.09 in pre-market trading after falling 2.41 percent on Friday.
    Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) rose 8.4 percent to $18 in pre-market trading. Lannett named Maureen M. Cavanaugh as senior vice president and chief commercial operations officer.
    Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. (NYSE: NAP) rose 7.1 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after gaining 11.26 percent on Friday.
    Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CORT) rose 6.9 percent to $18.80 in pre-market trading after falling 3.19 percent on Friday.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) rose 5.7 percent to $2.40 in pre-market trading after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 5.6 percent to $69.20 in pre-market trading. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares rose 5.2 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 5.1 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading after declining 19.35 percent on Friday.
    Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMO) shares rose 5 percent to $20 in pre-market trading.
    Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP) shares rose 5 percent to $68.41 in pre-market trading.
    Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) shares rose 4.9 percent to $19.78 in the pre-market trading session.

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Top Casino Stocks For 2019: Alexander & Baldwin Holdings, Inc.(ALEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Alexander & Baldwin (NYSE:ALEX) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The financial services provider reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.42, Briefing.com reports. The business had revenue of $113.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $121.25 million. Alexander & Baldwin had a net margin of 60.48% and a return on equity of 7.02%. The firm’s revenue was up 21.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.14 EPS.

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GBP/USD is trading at 1.3124, down 0.0137.

The pair is trading near the session lows in a rangebound fashion.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) lowered the U.K. 2017 growth to 1.3 percent versus 2.2 percent previously.
The IMF reduced 2016 global growth to 3.1 percent versus 3.2 percent citing issues related to Brexit. The IMF also cut 2017 global growth by 0.1 percent to 3.4 percent.

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Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Kinross Gold Corporation(KGC)

 

Kinross Gold Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of gold properties. The companys gold production and exploration activities are carried out principally in Canada, the United States, the Russian Federation, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, and Mauritania. It also produces and sells silver. As of December 31, 2015, its proven and probable mineral reserves included 34.0 million ounces of gold, 41.0 million ounces of silver, and 1.4 billion pounds of copper. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the basic materials sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Kinross Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE: KGC) and Yamana Gold Inc. (USA) (NYSE: AUY).

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Citi also placed Neutral ratings on Goldcorp Inc. (USA) (NYSE: GG), Kinross Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE: KGC) and Silver Standard Resources Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: SSRI).

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Culp, Inc.(CFI)

Culp, Inc., incorporated on March 16, 1972, is a producer of mattress fabrics in North America. The Company is engaged in the manufacture, sourcing and marketing of mattress fabrics and sewn covers used for covering mattresses and box springs, and upholstery fabrics, including cut and sewn kits used in production of upholstered furniture. The Company operates through two segments, including mattress fabrics (Culp Home Fashions) and upholstery fabrics. The Company markets a range of fabrics in the categories, including fabrics produced at its manufacturing facilities and fabrics produced by other suppliers to the customers across the globe. As of May 3, 2015, the Company had 13 manufacturing plants and distribution facilities located in North and South Carolina; Quebec, Canada, and Shanghai, China. The Company operates its distribution centers in North Carolina and Shanghai, China.

Mattress Fabrics Segment

The Company’s mattress fabrics segment man ufactures and markets mattress fabric and mattress covers to bedding manufacturers. The Company’s products include products include woven jacquard fabrics, knitted fabrics, and some converted fabrics. The mattress fabrics segment operates four manufacturing plants, with two located in Stokesdale, North Carolina, and one each in High Point, North Carolina, and St. Jerome, Quebec, Canada. Its Stokesdale plant and the St. Jerome plant manufacture and finish jacquard (damask) fabric. Its Stokesdale plant also finishes knitted fabric. Its High Point and St. Jerome facilities are engaged in the manufacture of knitted mattress fabrics. Its second plant in Stokesdale is engaged in the production of cut and sewn mattress covers. The Company’s sourcing capacity is located in Turkey and China. The Company, through Culp-Lava Applied Sewn Solutions (CLASS), is engaged in production and marketing of sewn mattress covers. The mattress fabrics segment sells fabrics in roll form and as sewn mattress covers.

The Company competes with Beka! ert Textiles B.V. and Global Textile Alliance.

Upholstery Fabrics Segment

The Company’s upholstery fabrics segment markets fabrics for residential and commercial furniture, including jacquard woven fabrics, velvets, microdenier suedes, woven dobbies, knitted fabrics, piece-dyed woven products and polyurethane leather look fabrics. The Company operates one upholstery manufacturing facility in the United States and four in China. The Company also markets a range of upholstery fabrics sourced from third party producers in China. Its China facilities near Shanghai include fabric sourcing, finishing, warehousing, quality control and inspection operations, as well as a plant where sourced fabrics are cut and sewn into kits. The Company’s United States facility in South Carolina produces a range of woven upholstery fabrics, including velvets and certain decorative fabrics. The upholstery fabrics segment sells its products in roll form, and as cut and sewn kits. The Company sources unfinished and finished fabrics, as well as a portion of its cut and sewn kits, from suppliers in China.

The Company competes with Bekaert Textiles B.V., Global Textile Alliance, Richloom Fabrics, Merrimack Fabrics, Morgan Fabrics and Specialty Textile, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Our analysis around past CEO transitions shows that in the absence of an inherited bubble, or milked portfolio, both of which are factually absent here when looking at the numbers, balance sheet matters ((Danaher (DHR)) from Culp (CFI) to Joyce/3M (MMM) from Buckley to Thulin), and here incoming CEO Adamczyk has a bazooka at his disposal, a dramatic differentiator. With these resources, stepping away from the 10% EPS growth target would be unnecessarily conservative, and a major misstep early on, as we see plenty of smart ways to enhance long term growth while at the same time maintaining earnings visibility, the most important determinant of a premium multiple in this sector. Honeywell is our top pick.

Top Information Technology Companies To Watch In Right Now: Church & Dwight Company, Inc.(CHD)

 

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products in the United States. It operates through three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and Specialty Products Division (SPD). The Consumer Domestic segment offers household products, such as baking soda, carpet and cat litter deodorizers, clumping cat litters, washing soda, fabric softeners, daily shower cleaners, cleaning products, dishwashing detergents and boosters, laundry and cleaning solutions, and bathroom cleaners, as well as powder, liquid, and unit dose laundry detergents; and personal care products comprising toothpastes and oral rinses, home pregnancy and ovulation test kits, deodorants and antiperspirants, toothbrushes, shampoos, dietary supplements, depilatories, lotions, creams, waxes, oral analgesics, nasal saline moisturizers, and feminine hygiene products, as well as condoms, lubricants , and vibrating products. The Consumer International segment sells personal care, household, and over-the-counter products in international markets, such as Canada, France, Australia, China, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Brazil. The SPD segment offers animal nutrition products, including feed grade sodium bicarbonate, rumen fermentation enhancers, feed grade potassium carbonate, rumen bypass fat and lysine, omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, natural sodium sesquicarbonate, and refined functional carbohydrate; and specialty chemicals, such as performance grade sodium bicarbonate, and potassium carbonate and bicarbonate. It also provides specialty cleaners, such as aqueous cleaners and deodorizers for commercial and industrial applications. The company sells its products through supermarkets, mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstores, convenience stores, home stores, dollar and pet stores, and other specialty stores, as well as through Websites. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Ewing, New ! Jersey.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Deutsche Bank announced on Tuesday that it has upgraded Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD).

    The firm has raised its rating on CHD from “Hold” to “Buy,” and has increased the company’s price target from $64 to $66. This price target suggests an 8% upside from the stock’s current price of $60.36.

    Analyst Bill Schmitz commented: “Sustainable growth algorithm of 3-4% organic sales, high single digit EBIT and double-digit EPS growth intact, with upside from fast growing Avid vitamin business joining the base and highly flexible balance sheet enabling further M&A or more aggressive cash flow redeployment providing upside to total shareholder return profile.

    “With shares underperforming the group and market over the last year and tempered Street outlook for CY14 versus long-term trend, we see an opportunistic window to own the shares at a reasonable entry point.”

    Church & Dwight shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Tuesday. The stock is up 13% YTD.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Remember when companies used to split their stock to keep individual shares affordable? No longer. Credit Suisse strategistsAna Avramovic andVictor Lin note that Church & Dwight (CHD) upcoming stock split will be just the fourth by an S&P 500 stock this year:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE: CHD) shares rose 7.32 percent to $104.10 in pre-market trading. Negocios.com reported that Reckitt Benckiser will offer $23 billion for Church & Dwight.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    U.S. retailers performed poorly during the Christmas holiday season, but companies in the Valentine’s Day business are hoping that Americans will spend generously in the name of love this year. These names include flower delivery company 1-800-Flowers.Com Inc (NASDAQ: FLWS), L Brands Inc (NYSE: LB) (owner of both Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works), Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE: CHD) (owner of Trojan brand condoms), candy giant Hershey Co (NYSE: HSY) and luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF).

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: WGL Holdings Inc(WGL)

WGL Holdings, Inc. (WGL), incorporated on March 9, 2005, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, sells and delivers natural gas, and provides a range of energy-related products and services to customers in the District of Columbia and the surrounding metropolitan areas in Maryland and Virginia. The Company operates through four segments: Regulated Utility, Retail Energy-Marketing, Commercial Energy Systems and Midstream Energy Services. In addition to its primary markets, WGL’s non-utility subsidiaries provide customized energy solutions with business activities across the United States. The Company’s subsidiaries include Washington Gas Light Company (Washington Gas), Washington Gas Resources Corporation (Washington Gas Resources), Hampshire Gas Company (Hampshire) and Crab Run Gas Company (Crab Run). Washington Gas Resources’ subsidiaries include WGL Energy Services, Inc. (WGL Energy Services), WGL Energy Systems, Inc. (WGL Energy Systems), WGL Midstr eam, Inc. (WGL Midstream) and WGSW, Inc. (WGSW).

Regulated Utility

The Regulated Utility segment consists of Washington Gas and Hampshire. Washington Gas provides regulated gas distribution services (including the sale and delivery of natural gas) to end use customers and natural gas transportation services to an unaffiliated natural gas distribution company in West Virginia. Hampshire provides regulated interstate natural gas storage services to Washington Gas. Hampshire owns full and partial interests in underground natural gas storage facilities, including pipeline delivery facilities located in and around Hampshire County, West Virginia, and operates those facilities to serve Washington Gas, which purchases all of the storage services of Hampshire.

Retail Energy-Marketing

The Retail Energy-Marketing segment consists of the operations of WGL Energy Services. WGL Energy Services sells natural gas and electricity directly to retail customers. WGL Energy Services also sells wind and! other renewable energy certificates (RECs), and carbon offsets to retail customers. WGL Energy Services owns approximately five solar generating assets. As of September 30, 2015, WGL Energy Services served approximately 143,800 residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customer accounts, and approximately 138,000 residential, commercial and industrial electricity customer accounts located in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

Commercial Energy Systems

The Commercial Energy Systems segment consists of the operations of WGL Energy Systems, WGSW and the results of operations of affiliate-owned commercial distributed energy projects. WGL Energy Systems provides clean and energy efficient solutions, including commercial solar, energy efficiency and combined heat and power projects and other distributed generation solutions to government and commercial clients. In addition, the segment consists of the operat ions of WGSW, a holding company formed to invest in alternative energy assets. The segment focuses on clean and energy efficient solutions for its customers through owning and operating distributed generation assets, such as Solar Photovoltaic (solar PV) systems, combined heat and power plants, and natural gas fuel cells and operating as a general contractor to upgrade the mechanical, electrical, water and energy-related infrastructure of governmental and commercial facilities by implementing both traditional and alternative energy technologies. The segment has assets and activities across the United States.

Midstream Energy Services

The Midstream Energy Services segment consists of the operations of WGL Midstream. WGL Midstream engages in acquiring, investing in, managing and optimizing natural gas storage and transportation assets. It has natural gas pipelines and storage facilities in the Midwest and Eastern United States. WGL Midstream provides natural gas related solutions to its customers and counterpa! rties, in! cluding producers, utilities, local distribution companies, power generators, wholesale energy suppliers, liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporters, pipelines and storage facilities. WGL Midstream contracts for storage and pipeline capacity in its asset optimization activities through both long-term contracts and short-term transportation releases. WGL Midstream also contracts for physical natural gas sales and purchases on both a long-term and short-term basis.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Brean Capital reported on Friday that it has upgraded natural gas utility company WGL Holdings Inc (WGL).

    The firm has raised its rating on WGL from “Hold” to “Buy,” and has given the company a $46 price target. This price target suggests a 12% increase from the stock’s current price of $40.62. The upgrade was primarily based on valuation and future investment opportunities.

    “Like many utilities in the gas LDC space, the shares of WGL Holdings have come off recent highs and are now trading at a level we consider attractive,” analyst Michael Gaugler comments. “Beyond valuation, we consider the recent announcement of conditional approval of Dominion’s Cove Point facility for LNG export as a positive development in terms of future investment opportunities, given the company’s one-third interest in the Commonwealth Pipeline project, which we believe will be revisited due to future increased demand.”

    WGL Holdings shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Friday. The stock has been mostly flat YTD.