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Best Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019

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Best Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Contango Oil & Gas Company(MCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Fondren Management LP purchased a new position in shares of Contango Oil & Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:MCF) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 60,000 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $341,000. Fondren Management LP owned 0.23% of Contango Oil & Gas as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) was on fire last quarter, rocketing by nearly 75%, including surging 50% in the month of May alone. Several factors drove that big run-up, including higher oil prices, strong first-quarter results, and a bit of short covering.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to Thursday’s report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded down about 0.3%, at $81.14 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 3.0%, at $4.18 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.60. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 1.0% to $116.71. The 52-week range is $86.08 to $131.60.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded down about 0.7%, at $22.77 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $27.92.

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    Chesapeake Energy (CHK) : “No. That’s natural gas, and we’ve got too much of it in this country.”

    Adaptimmune Therapeutics (ADAP) : “If you’ve speculated on this one, you’ve won. Let’s move on.”

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacting to this latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.7%, at $77.48 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 2.1%, at $4.31 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.60. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 0.7% to $116.29. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $131.60.

    In addition, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded down about 1.5%, at $23.79 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $27.92.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

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

Best Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Devon Energy Corporation(DVN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Saudi Aramco’s valuation, however, isn’t the only one that would benefit from a pop in the price of crude. Many oil producers in the U.S. restructured their operations to run on $50 oil, so if the Saudi strategy is successful, these oil companies would produce a gusher of cash flow, which could fuel high-octane gains for investors. While that rise would likely lift the entire sector, Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) and Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) could outperform in that scenario.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), in the meantime, is on pace to expand quarterly cash flow by 35% over the course of the year due to its growing oil production, assuming WTI averages $65 per barrel. However, Devon’s cash flow would rise at an even faster pace this year if WTI moves higher due to the outage at Syncrude. That would give Devon even more money to buy back its dirt-cheap stock. 

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) and Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), meanwhile, have been scooping up drillable land in the Powder River Basin over the past few years. Devon Energy made a bold bet to buy acreage in the area in late 2015, spending $600 million for 253,000 net acres, which more than doubled its position. In the meantime, Anadarko Petroleum recently announced that it had invested another $100 million to lease land in the PRB, boosting its position to more than 300,000 acres.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Oil prices have improved dramatically over the past year as OPEC’s move to drain off the supply glut proved more successful than envisioned. That rising tide has lifted most oil stocks. However, that doesn’t mean investors have missed the boat, since many oil stocks still have ample upside. Two top ones where that’s the case are Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) and Enbridge (NYSE:ENB).

Best Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras(PBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

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

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Brazilian oil giant Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) (NYSE:PBR) saw its stock surge 8.9% in Tuesday trading, while its preferred “A-shares” — Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE:PBR-A) — did even better, closing up 10.2%.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, decreased to 32.43 million shares from the previous 34.35 million. The stock traded at $15.95 a share, in a 52-week range of $7.61 to $15.77. Unfortunately, Petrobras may be trading on an entirely different set of fundamentals and sentiment due to its ongoing woes in Brazil.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) took off on Thursday, rising more than 12% by 10:30 a.m. EDT after the company agreed to form a strategic joint venture (JV) with Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, decreased to 47.04 million shares from the previous 49.09 million. The stock traded at $15.40 a share, in a 52-week range of $9.02 to $17.20. Unfortunately, Petrobras may be trading on an entirely different set of fundamentals and sentiment due to its ongoing woes in Brazil.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Teekay Offshore Partners generated $130.5 million, or $0.30 per unit, in adjusted net income during the fourth quarter, which beat analysts’ expectations by $0.07 per unit. Driving that stronger-than-expected result was higher rates and utilization in the company’s shuttle segment and new cash flow from recent growth projects. The company also benefited from a settlement with Brazilian oil giant Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) during the quarter.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now

Shares of Safestore Holdings Plc (LON:SAFE) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the six brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 591.67 ($7.88).

A number of analysts have issued reports on SAFE shares. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Safestore in a research note on Thursday, April 5th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Safestore in a research note on Thursday, June 14th. Numis Securities cut Safestore to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 14th. Citigroup lifted their target price on Safestore from GBX 550 ($7.32) to GBX 650 ($8.65) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 15th. Finally, Berenberg Bank lifted their target price on Safestore from GBX 550 ($7.32) to GBX 610 ($8.12) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 19th.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Stocks sensitive to interest rates rose in anticipation of news from the Federal Reserve meeting this week. The Utilities Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLU) rose 1.2% and the iShares US Home Construction ETF (NYSEMKT:ITB) gained 1.6%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Rate-sensitive stocks in the utility and real estate sectors led the market. The Utilities Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLU) gained 0.9% and the Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEMKT:VNQ) added 1%.

  • [By ]

    High-yield and traditionally-safe sectors like Utilities, represented by the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLU), and Consumer Staples, represented by the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLP), show this relationship with yields.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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    These are the top 5 holdings of ARKANSAS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) – 239,571 shares, 25.69% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.73%iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH) – 277,760 shares, 23.14% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.52%iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF (CSJ) – 400,939 shares, 18.49% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 1.16%iShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF (CIU) – 229,423 shares, 10.93% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 5.93%Vanguard Mid-Cap (VO) – 82,652 shares, 5.66% of the total p

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Year-to-date, the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA), the largest exchange traded fund tracking the Dow, is up 0.6 percent, including dividends paid.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    To find out what might trigger the next bear market, we can look at the causes behind past ones. The excellent 2013 Motley Fool article “Bear Markets in Modern Times” provides a quick backstory on the biggest drops in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEMKT:DIA) since the late 1960s . A price-weighted index of 30 of the most important publicly traded U.S. companies, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has become one of the most-watched stock-market barometers since its creation in 1896. While the exact same catalysts causing the biggest drops in the Dow Jones over the past 50 years aren’t likely to reoccur, we can gain some wisdom from examining how they came about.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cathay General Bancorp(CATY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its stake in Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) by 461.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 28,806 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 23,672 shares during the quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH’s holdings in Cathay General Bancorp were worth $1,152,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to this latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.1%, at $82.37 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 0.2%, at $5.28 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.44. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 0.5%, at $123.84. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $128.03.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.4% to $23.05, in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $27.92.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to the latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded down less than 0.1% to $84.62, in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 1.6%, at $4.37 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.60. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 0.5% to $119.63. The 52-week range is $93.14 to $131.60.

    In addition, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.8%, at $23.96 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $27.43.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to today’s report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded down about 2.4%, at $80.21 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 1.8%, at $4.55 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.68. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 2.1% to $120.38. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $128.03.

    Also, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.3%, at $23.99 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $29.96.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Dover Corporation(DOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dovu (CURRENCY:DOV) traded down 1.2% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 0:00 AM Eastern on October 11th. One Dovu token can currently be purchased for about $0.0162 or 0.00000259 BTC on exchanges including HitBTC and Livecoin. In the last week, Dovu has traded down 5.1% against the dollar. Dovu has a market cap of $6.45 million and approximately $88,774.00 worth of Dovu was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Prudential Financial Inc. lowered its holdings in Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) by 2.1% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 181,580 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,896 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in Dover were worth $12,883,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By ]

    Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) spans multiple industries for equipment and components, pumps, conveyors and other items used by manufacturers and goods-producing companies. Its dividend hike in August 2018 marked the 63rd consecutive year of dividend hikes since its founding in 1947.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) which rose about 4% to $103.82. The stock’s 52-week range is $76.23 to $109.06. Volume was 4.7 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.1 million.

  • [By ]

    Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) is a diversified global manufacturer of equipment, components, systems and solutions in four segments: engineered systems, fluids, refrigeration and food equipment, and energy. The 2017 hike marked the 62nd consecutive year of hikes. Looking ahead, the company’s CEO expects more acquisitions that would contribute to higher margins and completion of the current share buy back program. The 2018 hike marked the 63rd consecutive year of hikes.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Stantec Inc(STN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Steneum Coin (CURRENCY:STN) traded down 13% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on September 16th. During the last week, Steneum Coin has traded 36.4% lower against the US dollar. Steneum Coin has a market cap of $60,064.00 and $2,445.00 worth of Steneum Coin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Steneum Coin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0205 or 0.00000315 BTC on exchanges including Cryptopia, BTC-Alpha and CoinExchange.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stantec Inc. (TSE:STN) (NYSE:STN) – Analysts at National Bank Financial lowered their FY2019 earnings estimates for shares of Stantec in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, September 12th. National Bank Financial analyst M. Sytchev now anticipates that the company will earn $2.16 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $2.20.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stantec (TSE:STN) (NYSE:STN) has received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$36.50.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd.(ACSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    American Capital (NASDAQ:ACSF) posted its earnings results on Thursday. The asset manager reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, MarketWatch Earnings reports. American Capital had a net margin of 32.54% and a return on equity of 4.51%. The firm had revenue of $4.08 million during the quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Garrison Capital (NASDAQ: GARS) and Amern Cap Sr Fl/COM (NASDAQ:ACSF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Illinois Tool Works Inc.(ITW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW) was upgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday.

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    Cramer and the AAP team are trimming Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and Danaher (DHR) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey, John Bromels, and Anders Bylund]

    With that kind of mind-set, see why these three Motley Fool contributors believe TechTarget (NASDAQ:TTGT), Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A)(NYSE:RDS-B), and Home Depot (NYSE:HD) are stocks you will want to own for 20 years or more.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TechTarget Inc (NASDAQ:TTGT)’s share price was up 5.3% on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $24.56 and last traded at $24.31. Approximately 572,168 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 76% from the average daily volume of 325,794 shares. The stock had previously closed at $23.08.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TechTarget (NASDAQ:TTGT) and DHI Group (NYSE:DHX) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    1. TechTarget (Nasdaq: TTGT)
    This $500 million-plus cloud-based content marketing company has soared over 40% this year. What triggered the surge is the company finally began to produce solid earnings after years trying to get traction. Guidance has also dramatically improved this year creating excitement for investors.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bellerophon Therapeutics, Inc.(BLPH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Radius Health (NASDAQ:RDUS) and Bellerophon Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BLPH) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.

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    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Netlist Inc. (Nasdaq: NLST) $0.83 542.67%
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    Fred’s Inc. (Nasdaq: FRED) $2.49 73.68%
    Delcath Systems Inc. (OTCMKTS: DCTH) $3.70 72.63%
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: GEMP) $1.96 50.71%
    Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: BLPH) $1.05 47.98%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $3.78 44.78%
    ParkerVision Inc. (OTCMKTS: PRKR) $0.60 29.42%
    Superior Drilling Products Inc. (NYSE: SDPI) $2.63 29.23%
    LiqTech International Inc. (NYSE: LIQT) $1.50 25.20%

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:BLPH)’s share price was up 0.8% during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $1.24 and last traded at $1.19. Approximately 1,061 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 100% from the average daily volume of 492,182 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.20.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:BLPH) shares traded up 10% during mid-day trading on Monday after an insider bought additional shares in the company. The stock traded as high as $0.91 and last traded at $0.88. 18,690 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 95% from the average session volume of 388,757 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.80.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Bellerophon Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BLPH) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bellerophon Therapeutics earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.948363531679 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.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:BLPH) shares saw strong trading volume on Friday after an insider bought additional shares in the company. 4,255,782 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 888% from the previous session’s volume of 430,655 shares.The stock last traded at $1.00 and had previously closed at $0.83.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

What happened 

Shares of natural gas fuel supplier Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ:CLNE) jumped as much as 12% in trading Tuesday as oil prices continued to help push the stock higher. At 3:30 p.m. EDT shares were near their high for the day, trading 11.6% higher. 

So what

The ups and downs of crude oil trading can often drive Clean Energy Fuels’ stock and that appears to be what’s happening today. Midday, oil prices spiked on news that the Trump Administration would ban all oil imports from Iran by Nov. 4, 2018. WTI Crude Oil is trading 3.5% higher at $70.45 per barrel and Brent Crude is currently up 2.2% to $76.34 per barrel.

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Since Clean Energy Fuels’ natural gas products are a direct competitor to diesel, which comes from crude oil, when oil prices rise it makes natural gas more competitive. For today, investors are speculating that rising oil prices will eventually help the company’s financials. 

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de
  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to this latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 1.3%, at $80.98 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 2.0% to $3.33, in a 52-week range of $2.86 to $3.34. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 1% to $118.92. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.71.

    The United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 2.4%, at $22.83 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy
    The number of Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s (NYSE: CHK) shares tumbled by 10.6% in the most recent period, dropping this oil and gas company from the top of the list. The reported short interest of more than 175.22 million shares equaled 19.5% of the total float, and it was the fourth time since mid-February that the total was less than 200 million. The number of days to cover fell to three. Shares closed on Monday at $4.92, in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.29.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company(ADM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cambridge Financial Group Inc. lifted its position in Archer Daniels Midland Co (NYSE:ADM) by 2.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 139,463 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,768 shares during the period. Archer Daniels Midland comprises about 3.3% of Cambridge Financial Group Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 17th biggest holding. Cambridge Financial Group Inc.’s holdings in Archer Daniels Midland were worth $6,049,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Here’s how the rule change could permanently lift the fortunes of the nation’s largest ethanol manufacturers, including Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM), Valero (NYSE:VLO), and Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    D.A. Davidson & CO. trimmed its position in Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM) by 40.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 8,813 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,084 shares during the quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in Archer Daniels Midland were worth $382,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Wynn Resorts, Limited(WYNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeremy Bowman, George Budwell, and Travis Hoium]

    By now, most investors are familiar with the FAANG group of tech stocks that have driven much of the market’s growth in recent years. The success of stocks like Facebook and Amazon show that investing can be as easy as buying shares in companies whose products you use everyday, but there are also stocks that are flying under the radar that you should get to know. These offer investors the opportunity for even bigger returns since smaller-cap stocks have a greater potential for growth. In-the-know investors are catching on to some of these names. Keep reading to learn more about Baozun (NASDAQ:BZUN), Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN), and Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX).

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    As 2018 unfolds, revenues in the Cotai Strip continue to grow. Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) is winning significant market share with its newer Wynn Palace resort, where revenue was up 47.2% in the first quarter. Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) is holding its own with its four Cotai resorts: They are achieving similar growth rates to the 20.5% of Macau’s gaming market overall. So if Wynn is taking market share, and Las Vegas Sands is holding steady, at least one of the other four concessionaires has to be losing ground. And by the looks of its recent first-quarter earnings release, Melco Resorts is one of the losers. 

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) is one of the bellwether casino operators in Macau, generating nearly three-quarters of its operating revenue there. It reported last month that revenue at Wynn Macau fell 15% in the second quarter as VIP bettors abandoned the older resort for its newer Wynn Palace in the Cotai district, which saw revenue rise 57% year over year. That has seemingly confirmed fears the new resort would cannibalize revenue of the existing one.

  • [By ]

    Take the iconic Wynn (Nasdaq: WYNN) Las Vegas. The amenity-laden resort and its sister Encore property generated $431 million in revenues last quarter. But only $135 million of that (31%) came from the casino. The hotel (which commands an average daily room rate of $340) produced $122 million in revenue; restaurants and bars tallied up $126 million, and retail/entertainment chipped in $49 million.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    One company that I think is starting to show its power in Macau is Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN). Wynn only has two resorts in Macau, but it serves the very top end of the gaming market, and as high rollers gamble more in Macau, it’s set for better growth than rivals. 

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.(BPFH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Boston Private Financial Hldg Inc (NASDAQ:BPFH) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks cut their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Boston Private Financial in a report released on Sunday, May 20th. SunTrust Banks analyst M. Young now expects that the bank will post earnings per share of $0.10 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.20.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Boston Private Financial (NASDAQ:BPFH) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Saturday.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: MB Financial Inc.(MBFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its position in MB Financial Inc (NASDAQ:MBFI) by 16.1% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 190,203 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 26,319 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System’s holdings in MB Financial were worth $7,699,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Hot Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019

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Hot Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to today’s report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded down about 0.7%, at $82.56 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 0.9%m at $4.03 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.60. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 1.1% to $115.65. The 52-week range is $91.17 to $131.60.

    In addition, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.5%, at $23.32 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $27.92.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market stayed in a pretty narrow range on Thursday, climbing early in the session but then slowly drifting lower through the afternoon hours. In the absence of major news, investors largely looked forward to key events like trade negotiations among the world’s largest economies. Other financial markets saw mixed moves as well, with 10-year Treasury yields climbing above 3.1% while oil prices stayed comfortably above $70 per barrel. Despite the quiet day, some companies had good news that pushed their shares sharply higher. World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE), Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK), and Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to this latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.1% to $77.53, in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 1.1%, at $3.16 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $6.18. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 0.2% to $109.21. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    In addition, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEAMERICAN: UNG) traded up about 0.7%, at $222.17 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

Hot Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019: Provident Financial Services, Inc(PFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SG Americas Securities LLC raised its stake in Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) by 204.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 27,047 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 18,150 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Provident Financial Services were worth $745,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Clifton Bancorp (NASDAQ: CSBK) and Provident Financial Services (NYSE:PFS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Hot Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019: Engility Holdings, Inc.(EGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE:SAIC) has joined the stampede of government services firms expanding via acquisition, agreeing Sept. 10 to acquire Engility Holdings (NYSE:EGL) for about $2.5 billion in stock and assumed debt.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    On Monday, SAIC (NYSE:SAIC), which collected $4.4 billion in revenue last year providing engineering and IT services to various branches of the U.S. government, announced a “definitive agreement” to acquire fellow government IT contractor Engility (NYSE:EGL) and its $1.9 billion revenue stream for $1.6 billion, plus $900 million in assumed debt. (And let’s give credit where it’s due — Reuters predicted this acquisition, and Vertical Research upgraded Engility because of it, two months ago).

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now

Management teams tend to be very coy about what they’re working on behind closed doors. Energy Transfer Equity’s (NYSE:ETE) leadership, on the other hand, was very transparent about what’s going on behind the scenes during the company’s first-quarter conference call. They openly answered analysts’ questions, which provided investors with an interesting glimpse into what’s ahead.

We have our eyes on an acquisition

Energy Transfer Equity and its MLP Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP) have a long history of making acquisitions to expand their energy infrastructure empire. In fact, Energy Transfer Equity already has its sights set on its next target: NuStar GP Holdings (NYSE:NSH), which controls MLPNuStar Energy (NYSE:NS). That interest led an analyst on the call to ask if the company could provide any more details.

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Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.(CLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

    For people looking to build wealth, penny stocks simply aren’t worth it. You’re better off pursuing well-run businesses and letting the power of their earnings grow your position over the long haul. So we asked three of our Motley Fool investors to choose stocks they like right now that would be good alternatives. Here’s why they picked Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), and Franco-Nevada Corporation (NYSE:FNV).

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) is a mining company that specializes in the mining and refinement of iron ore.

    In the United States, the company operates five iron ore mines in Michigan and Minnesota. Located near the Great Lakes, these mines produce 32.9 million gross tons of iron ore annually.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Keith Speights, and Neha Chamaria]

    With that in mind, we asked a team of Motley Fool investors to highlight a stock that was recently purchased by a well-known investor.Here’s why they called outCleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL), andSiteOne Landscape Supply (NYSE:SITE).

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to this latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.1% to $77.53, in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 1.1%, at $3.16 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $6.18. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 0.2% to $109.21. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    In addition, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEAMERICAN: UNG) traded up about 0.7%, at $222.17 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) – Analysts at Jefferies Group boosted their Q2 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Chesapeake Energy in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, May 15th. Jefferies Group analyst M. Lear now forecasts that the oil and gas exploration company will post earnings per share of $0.10 for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.09. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Chesapeake Energy’s Q1 2020 earnings at $0.22 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.86 EPS.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) dropped about 4.6% Friday to match a 52-week low of $3.30 after closing at $3.46 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.65. Volume was around 35 million, about 25% above the daily average of around 28.8 million. The company had no specific news.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: PDC Energy, Inc.(PDCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PDCE) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. PDC Energy earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the energy producer an impact score of 46.6251700229584 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation(SNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

    Get China Petroleum & Chemical alerts:

    China Petroleum & Chemical (SNP) and Statoil (STO) Critical Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Sinopec to Import Record Crude Volumes From United States (finance.yahoo.com) Read This Before Buying China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (HKG:386) For Its Upcoming $0.4 Dividend (finance.yahoo.com) Chevron (CVX) vs. Sinopec (SNP) Financial Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Sinopec (SNP) Plans $4.57 Semi-Annual Dividend (americanbankingnews.com)

    China Petroleum & Chemical traded down $5.56, hitting $94.22, during trading on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The company had a trading volume of 254,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 190,689. The stock has a market capitalization of $125.83 billion, a PE ratio of 16.92, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 1.29. China Petroleum & Chemical has a 1-year low of $69.60 and a 1-year high of $105.61. The company has a quick ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sinopec (NYSE:SNP) announced a Semi-Annual dividend on Wednesday, March 28th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Friday, May 25th will be paid a dividend of 4.568 per share by the oil and gas company on Thursday, June 21st. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 24th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Sinopec (NYSE:SNP) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sinopec earned a coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.9265677546286 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Laredo Petroleum, Inc.(LPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of oil producers Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) and SM Energy (NYSE:SM), as well as units ofGolar LNG Partners LP (NASDAQ:GMLP), an MLPthat owns liquified natural gas carriers and floating storage and regasification units, all declined by double digits by Friday afternoon. Lower oil prices weighed on the first two, while an analyst downgrade was the culprit in the latter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI) fell 8.4% on Friday . The company traded as low as $9.27 and last traded at $8.50. 7,557,423 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 111% from the average session volume of 3,574,226 shares. The stock had previously closed at $9.28.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Oil has continued its remarkable rise this year, rallying another 10%, to more than $65 a barrel in the U.S. That rebound has taken most oil stocks up with it. However, a handful managed to lose ground this year, including Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI), Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO), and Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC), which are all down double digits. That sell-off makes them worth a closer look.

Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018

Shares of Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) are rising today, but not Wells Fargo (WFC) despite beating earnings forecasts this morning. Why? Evercore ISI’s John Pancari and team single out Wells Fargo’s exposure to energy:

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Wells Fargo reported 1Q16 EPS of $0.99. Ex gain on sale of Wells Fargo’s crop insurance biz (+$0.05), hedge ineffectiveness gain (+$0.05), and sec gains (+$0.03), we peg core EPS at $0.86 vs our estimate of $0.93 and cons $0.97. Miss from our est was due higher expenses (-$0.05), higher loan-loss provisions (-$0.02), lower net-interest income (-$0.02), and higher tax rate (-$0.01), partly offset by higher than expected fees (+$0.03). Overall, a weak qtr marked by a sizable energy loan-loss-reserve build and higher expenses.

Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Laredo Petroleum, Inc.(LPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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

Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Enbridge Inc(ENB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
    Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
    Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
    Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
    Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
    MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
    Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CH
  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Last November, Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) outlined its three-year strategic and financial plan. One of the key components of the Canadian pipeline giant’s strategy was selling 3 billion Canadian dollars’ ($2.3 billion as of May 9, 2018) worth of non-core assets in 2018, which would give it some of the cash needed to finance its CA$22 billion ($17 billion) expansion plan. That would enable the company to reduce debt while still growing cash flow and the dividend at a 10% compound annual rate through 2020.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) (TSE:ENB) is scheduled to be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Thursday, May 10th. Analysts expect Enbridge to post earnings of $0.48 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Canadian energy infrastructure giant Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) has lost nearly a quarter of its value over the past year, and currently sells for just nine times cash flow, well below the peer group average of nearly 12 times 2018 cash flow. That sell-off also pushed its fast-growing dividend up to a 6.7% yield, which is the highest it has been since the early 1990’s.

Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: WPX Energy, Inc.(WPX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Hodges Capital Management Inc. lowered its stake in shares of WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) by 1.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,047,818 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 17,025 shares during the period. WPX Energy accounts for about 1.2% of Hodges Capital Management Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 23rd largest position. Hodges Capital Management Inc. owned about 0.26% of WPX Energy worth $15,487,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

  • [By Jason Hall, Tyler Crowe, and John Bromels]

    If you’re shopping for great buys in the oil patch right now, three Motley Fool contributors think you should take a close look at tech-heavy but asset-light oilfield services providerCore Laboratories N.V.(NYSE:CLB), value-priced independent oil producerApache Corporation(NYSE:APA), and refining giantMarathon Petroleum Corp(NYSE:MPC).

  • [By VantagePoint]

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

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    US Bancorp DE decreased its stake in shares of Apache Co. (NYSE:APA) by 5.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 145,332 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 8,948 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in Apache were worth $5,592,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By John Bromels]

    And despite the stock market’s long bull run, there are still some dividend stocks out there that are both cheap and high-quality. So let’s go bargain shopping and see if we can find some! Three in the bargain bin that look promising are Kinder Morgan(NYSE:KMI),ExxonMobil(NYSE:XOM), and Apache Corporation(NYSE:APA). Here’s why they might be right for your portfolio.

  • [By ]

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

Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Genesis Energy, L.P.(GEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    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 ]

    Genesis Energy LP (NYSE: GEL)
    Billing itself as a “growth-oriented master limited partnership,” GEL concentrates its efforts on providing services around and within refineries primarily located on the Gulf Coast. Management is committed to logical double-digit growth as well as strengthening its distribution coverage. At $20.80 per unit, GEL yields 11.8% and trades at a nearly 40% discount to its 52-week high.

Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to this latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 1.3%, at $80.98 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 2.0% to $3.33, in a 52-week range of $2.86 to $3.34. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 1% to $118.92. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.71.

    The United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 2.4%, at $22.83 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By ]

    Chesapeake Energy (CHK) : “No. That’s natural gas, and we’ve got too much of it in this country.”

    Adaptimmune Therapeutics (ADAP) : “If you’ve speculated on this one, you’ve won. Let’s move on.”

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market stayed in a pretty narrow range on Thursday, climbing early in the session but then slowly drifting lower through the afternoon hours. In the absence of major news, investors largely looked forward to key events like trade negotiations among the world’s largest economies. Other financial markets saw mixed moves as well, with 10-year Treasury yields climbing above 3.1% while oil prices stayed comfortably above $70 per barrel. Despite the quiet day, some companies had good news that pushed their shares sharply higher. World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE), Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK), and Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

day trading options

58.com (WUBA) has spent the last two years in bear market territory. The stock peaked around $85 back in June 2015 and is down almost more than 40% from its peak as of this writing. The company spent the last two years consolidating its businesses and integrating two large acquisitions Anjuke and Ganji. These two acquisitions came after a period of rampant spending, and the company decided to focus on efficiency and improving margins. I added WUBA to the Growth Stock Forum’s portfolio last month and believe the stock is worth at least $69. I believe that growth expectations have turned a corner and that we should see strong revenue growth and margin expansion in the following years.

Business stable, long-term growth outlook remains quite strong

For those unfamiliar with the story, WUBA is the so-called Craigslist of China with classifieds and listing platforms across diverse content categories, including jobs, real estate, used goods, automotive and yellow pages. The contents include job resumes, real estate rental and sales listings, used vehicles, used goods for sale, among others.

day trading options: Sphere 3D Corp.(ANY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Monday . Approximately 2,577,171 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 254% from the previous session’s volume of 727,835 shares.The stock last traded at $0.49 and had previously closed at $0.38.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    How to Use Email Signature Marketing to Support Your Data-driven Marketing Efforts (martechadvisor.com) Sphere 3D (ANY) versus Its Peers Financial Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Critical Survey: Sphere 3D (ANY) & Its Competitors (americanbankingnews.com) Financial Analysis: Sphere 3D (ANY) vs. The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Comparing Sphere 3D (ANY) & Its Rivals (americanbankingnews.com)

    ANY stock traded down $0.03 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $0.44. 4,003 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,270,410. Sphere 3D has a 1-year low of $0.44 and a 1-year high of $0.46. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.39 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.33 and a beta of 2.40.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) fell by more than 48% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.57 after closing at $1.10 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $7.25. Volume of about 5.3 million was more than 10 times the daily average. Another secondary stock offering. This time 3.3 million shares plus warrants at $0.70.

day trading options: Cambium Learning Group Inc.(ABCD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares jumped 17 percent to $3.65.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares rose 13.5 percent to $11.70.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) gained 11.6 percent to $6.75 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares jumped 11.2 percent to $14.95. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares gained 11 percent to $2.2199.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) surged 10.8 percent to $4.50.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) rose 10.1 percent to $3.39.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) climbed 9.6 percent to $32.10. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares jumped 9.1 percent to $25.66. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 8.4 percent to $75.65 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Command Security Corporation (NYSE: MOC) shares gained 6.4 percent to $3.0960 after the company disclosed a $23 million five-year contract with LaGuardia Gateway Partners for LaGuardia Airport New Central Terminal Building.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) rose 6.2 percent to $2.41 after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 5.7 percent to $69.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) gained 4.9 percent to $18.035. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Hanesbrands from Hold to Buy.
    M
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 78.82 percent to close at $7.26 on Monday.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares jumped 18 percent to close at $2.36.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) climbed 15.7 percent to close at $7.00 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) gained 17.21 percent to close at $3.61.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) rose 14.16 percent to close at $33.45. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares jumped 12.79 percent to close at $25.58.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares gained 11.52 percent to close at $15.00. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 10.94 percent to close at $22.91.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares rose 10.76 percent to close at $26.05. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares rose 10.02 percent to close at $6.48.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares gained 8.37 percent to close at $2.46 on Monday after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares gained 7.81 percent to close at $11.11.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 7.26 percent to close at $70.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 6.66 percent to close at $74.45 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Hanesbrands Inc.
  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Cambium Learning Group (NASDAQ:ABCD) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 14, 2018 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    WMMS teacher up for National History Day award (dailyprogress.com) ValuEngine Upgrades Cambium Learning Group (ABCD) to Buy (americanbankingnews.com) John F. Campbell Sells 20,809 Shares of Cambium Learning Group (ABCD) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Cambium Learning Group to Announce First Quarter 2018 Financial Results (feeds.benzinga.com)

    Several brokerages have commented on ABCD. BidaskClub raised Cambium Learning Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 13th. ValuEngine raised Cambium Learning Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, B. Riley assumed coverage on Cambium Learning Group in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $12.50 price target for the company.

day trading options: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacting to this latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.7%, at $80.03 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 0.5% to $3.00, in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.87. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 1.6% at $117.19. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    In addition, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.7% at $23.08 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK)’s share price gapped up prior to trading on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $4.57, but opened at $4.29. Chesapeake Energy shares last traded at $4.29, with a volume of 88504092 shares traded.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) dropped more than 10% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $2.53 after closing at $2.82 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.59. Volume was around 55 million, almost double the daily average of about 30 million. The company had no specific news, but tumbling oil & natural gas prices simply punish this stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de
  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to this latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 1.3%, at $80.98 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 2.0% to $3.33, in a 52-week range of $2.86 to $3.34. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 1% to $118.92. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.71.

    The United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 2.4%, at $22.83 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to today’s report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.1% to $74.35, in a 52-week range of $73.56 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 0.7%, at $3.02 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $6.59. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 0.7% to $100.14. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded down about 1.1%, at $22.96 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

day trading options: Humana Inc.(HUM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Late Thursday, reports began to trickle in that retail behemoth Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) was in preliminary negotiations to acquire health insurer Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM). Humana’s market cap of around $37 billion makes this a very big deal, even if the talks result in some sort of partnership between the two firms.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) which rose over 4% to $280.36. The stocks 52-week range is $206.68 to $293.35. Volume was 3.2 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.1 million.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018

1. Blame the bonds: The normally boring bond market is causing serious drama on Wall Street.

An avalanche of selling sent the Dow and S&P 500 careening 5% lower last week, one of the stock market’s worst weeks since the 2008 financial crisis.

The culprit: Rapidly rising bond yields are alarming investors who got hooked on a decade of low interest rates.

So what’s going on here? And why the focus on the bond market?

Modern financial markets function on the belief that U.S. government debt is the safest investment on the planet.

Knowing how much they can earn from “risk-free” Treasury bonds allows investors to determine the cost of stocks and other riskier assets. Treasuries serve as the benchmark for all other forms of credit, from junk bonds to mortgages.

“The 10-year Treasury sets the price for every asset in the world,” said Brent Schutte, chief investment strategist at Northwestern Mutual.

That means the surge in the 10-year yield from 2.4% earlier this year to about 2.8% now — has increased the cost of money generally.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Waste Management, Inc.(WM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

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

  • [By ]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By ]

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

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    KAMES CAPITAL plc grew its stake in shares of Waste Management (NYSE:WM) by 26.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 25,022 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 5,215 shares during the period. KAMES CAPITAL plc’s holdings in Waste Management were worth $2,105,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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

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

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: ABAXIS Inc.(ABAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) for $83 per share in cash.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ: CYAD) reported launch of 1.8 million share offering.
    Verastem Inc (NASDAQ: VSTM) shares dropped 12 percent in pre-market trading after announcing a $35 million common stock offering.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares jumped 26.5 percent to $6.9042. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares climbed 17.4 percent to $3.11. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BDL) shares jumped 17 percent to $27.97 following Q2 results. Flanigan's Enterprises posted Q2 earnings of $0.75 per share on sales of $29.456 million.
    Borqs Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRQS) rose 15.8 percent to $8.05 after reporting Q1 results.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) jumped 15.3 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 15.1 percent to $6.33.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) rose 13.8 percent to $6.27.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) gained 12.8 percent to $5.98. H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Enphase Energy with a Buy rating.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares surged 12.1 percent to $21.68 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) climbed 11.6 percent to $2.399.
    Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: AHPI) surged 11.4 percent to $3.0643.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) gained 11.1 percent to $24.40 after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) rose 10.9 percent to $3.16.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) gained 10.1 percent to $11.71 after reporting Q1 results.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) climbed 7.9 percent to $2.61 following Q2 results.
    The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKS) gained 7.6 percent to $2.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX) rose 7.3 percent to $0.8798 after the company was granted a patent approval. The clinical-st
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares climbed 31.68 percent to close at $7.19 on Wednesday. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares gained 24.15 percent to close at $3.29. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) shares surged 24 percent to close at $6.82.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 20.25 percent to close at $4.87.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) shares surged 18.42 percent to close at $22.50
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 16.15 percent to close at $83.34. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTIE) shares jumped 16.07 percent to close at $10.62.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) rose 16.04 percent to close at $14.11.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) gained 14.88 percent to close at $6.33.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) rose 13.96 percent to close at $5.55.
    Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) jumped 13.88 percent to close at $67.27 on Wednesday.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) jumped 12.59 percent to close at $11.98 after reporting Q1 results.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) rose 12.01 percent to close at $5.13.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) gained 11.93 percent to close at $3.19.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) climbed 11.66 percent to close at $24.52 on Wednesday after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) rose 10.83 percent to close at $33.17 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter and lifted guidance.
    ChemoCentryx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCXI) gained 9.36 percent to close at $12.50. Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on ChemoCentryx with a Buy rating.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX)
  • [By Chris Lange]

    Abaxis Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) shares hit an all-time high early on Wednesday after it was announced that Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) would be acquiring the firm. The acquisition is expected to enhance Zoetis presence in veterinary diagnostics, a category of the animal health industry with approximately 10% compound annual growth over the past three years.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a generally favorable day for the stock market, with modest gains for most major benchmarks even as the Russell 2000 once again hit intraday record highs. Most investors’ attention was focused on the retail sector, where an especially strong performance from department store giant Macy’s suggested that the long period of difficult conditions for brick-and-mortar retailers might finally have come to an end. Ongoing concerns about other factors — including the move in the 10-year Treasury yield above the 3% mark and the outcome of a possible summit between U.S. and North Korean leaders — helped keep the gains somewhat in check. But some companies had good news that sent their shares sharply higher. Under Armour (NYSE:UA) (NYSE:UAA), Boot Barn Holdings (NYSE:BOOT), and Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: A V Homes, Inc.(AVHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Tahoe Resources, Inc.(TAHO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tahoe Resources (TSE:THO) (NASDAQ:TAHO) – Equities research analysts at National Bank Financial reduced their FY2018 earnings estimates for shares of Tahoe Resources in a research report issued on Monday, April 9th. National Bank Financial analyst M. Parkin now forecasts that the company will earn $0.29 per share for the year, down from their prior forecast of $0.35. National Bank Financial currently has a “Sector Perform” rating and a $8.00 price objective on the stock.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) dropped about 11% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $3.00 after closing at $3.33 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.65. Volume was around 45 million, about 55% above the daily average of around 28.8 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted the latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.9%, at $75.53 in a 52-week range of $73.90 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up nearly 19%, at $3.13 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $6.59. The company reported better-than-expected earnings this morning. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 1.1% to $106.91. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.1%, at $22.32 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) – Analysts at Jefferies Group boosted their Q2 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Chesapeake Energy in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, May 15th. Jefferies Group analyst M. Lear now forecasts that the oil and gas exploration company will post earnings per share of $0.10 for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.09. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Chesapeake Energy’s Q1 2020 earnings at $0.22 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.86 EPS.

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    Adaptimmune Therapeutics (ADAP) : “If you’ve speculated on this one, you’ve won. Let’s move on.”

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to this latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 1.3%, at $80.98 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 2.0% to $3.33, in a 52-week range of $2.86 to $3.34. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 1% to $118.92. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.71.

    The United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 2.4%, at $22.83 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

Chesapeake Energy (CHK) Expected to Post Q2 2019 Earnings of $0.10 Per Share

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) – Analysts at Jefferies Group boosted their Q2 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Chesapeake Energy in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, May 15th. Jefferies Group analyst M. Lear now forecasts that the oil and gas exploration company will post earnings per share of $0.10 for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.09. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Chesapeake Energy’s Q1 2020 earnings at $0.22 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.86 EPS.

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Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 2nd. The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $1.24 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.30 billion. Chesapeake Energy had a net margin of 11.67% and a negative return on equity of 43.41%. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.23 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 15.4% on a year-over-year basis.

Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. UBS initiated coverage on shares of Chesapeake Energy in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $2.80 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Chesapeake Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Chesapeake Energy in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Chesapeake Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Stephens reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $5.00 price objective on shares of Chesapeake Energy in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Chesapeake Energy has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $4.58.

Shares of Chesapeake Energy stock opened at $4.29 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 0.52, a quick ratio of 0.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -5.27. Chesapeake Energy has a 52-week low of $3.68 and a 52-week high of $3.81. The company has a market capitalization of $3.38 billion, a PE ratio of 5.23 and a beta of 1.79.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CHK. Creative Planning grew its position in Chesapeake Energy by 58.0% during the 4th quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,762,031 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $6,978,000 after purchasing an additional 646,642 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in Chesapeake Energy by 5.9% during the 4th quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 6,548,735 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $25,933,000 after acquiring an additional 367,150 shares during the period. State of Alaska Department of Revenue lifted its stake in Chesapeake Energy by 37.2% during the 4th quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 226,790 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $897,000 after acquiring an additional 61,480 shares during the period. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI lifted its stake in Chesapeake Energy by 38.8% during the 4th quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 715,703 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $2,834,000 after acquiring an additional 200,145 shares during the period. Finally, Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH acquired a new stake in Chesapeake Energy during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $1,343,000. 62.55% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Chesapeake Energy Company Profile

Chesapeake Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of properties for the production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGL) from underground reservoirs in the United States. The company holds interests in natural gas resource plays, including the Haynesville/Bossier Shales in northwestern Louisiana and East Texas; the Marcellus Shale in the northern Appalachian Basin in Pennsylvania.

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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2018

An upstart airline just snubbed the owner of British Airways.

Norwegian Air Shuttle said Friday that it has rejected two takeover offers from British Airways parent IAG (BABWF) because they undervalued the airline and its prospects.

IAG, which also owns Iberia and Aer Lingus, confirmed that it had approached Norwegian. But the industry giant said that talks had “ended without an agreement” and it was “currently considering its options.”

Norwegian stock fell as much as 11%. Shares in IAG, which reported earnings on Friday, surged 4.5%.

One of Europe’s newest airlines, Norwegian has made a splash with ultra-cheap transatlantic flights from its bases in London, Paris and Barcelona.

The upstart, which now flies around 500 routes to more than 150 destinations, carried 33 million passengers in 2017, compared to 105 million for IAG’s carriers.

IAG said in April that it had amassed a 4.6% stake in the budget airline, signaling its interest in a potential acquisition. But investors who had been hoping for a positive update on Friday were left disappointed.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market stayed in a pretty narrow range on Thursday, climbing early in the session but then slowly drifting lower through the afternoon hours. In the absence of major news, investors largely looked forward to key events like trade negotiations among the world’s largest economies. Other financial markets saw mixed moves as well, with 10-year Treasury yields climbing above 3.1% while oil prices stayed comfortably above $70 per barrel. Despite the quiet day, some companies had good news that pushed their shares sharply higher. World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE), Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK), and Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) dropped more than 10% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $2.53 after closing at $2.82 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.59. Volume was around 55 million, almost double the daily average of about 30 million. The company had no specific news, but tumbling oil & natural gas prices simply punish this stock.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted the latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.9%, at $75.53 in a 52-week range of $73.90 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up nearly 19%, at $3.13 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $6.59. The company reported better-than-expected earnings this morning. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 1.1% to $106.91. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.1%, at $22.32 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) dropped 3.1% Thursday to match a 52-week low of $2.80 (set yesterday) after closing at $2.89 on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.65. Volume was around 29 million, about equal to the daily average. The company had no specific news.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Maximus, Inc.(MMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Maximus (NYSE:MMS) updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.30-3.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.49. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.4-2.44 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.50 billion.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maximus (NYSE:MMS) had its price target decreased by Canaccord Genuity from $65.00 to $64.00 in a research report sent to investors on Friday. Canaccord Genuity currently has a hold rating on the health services provider’s stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
    Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
    Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
    Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
    Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
    MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
    Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CH

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Fossil Inc.(FOSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fossil Group (NASDAQ:FOSL) issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday. The accessories brand company reported ($0.99) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.96) by ($0.03), MarketWatch Earnings reports. Fossil Group had a positive return on equity of 0.65% and a negative net margin of 17.15%. The company had revenue of $569.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $539.08 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned ($1.00) earnings per share. Fossil Group’s revenue was down 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year.

  • [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 Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Fossil Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOSL) which rose over 9% to $7.75. The stocks 52-week range is $5.50 to $27.93. Volume was 3 million compared to its average volume of 2 million.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Eagle Point Credit Company Inc.(ECC )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Corporate Capital Trust (NYSE: CCT) and Eagle Point Credit (NYSE:ECC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

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    EAGLE POINT CREDIT COMPANY(NYSE:ECC) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 17, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Cheniere Energy Partners, LP(CQP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

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

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    While numerous LNG export terminals dotting the Gulf Coast are in various stages of development, the first major facility and current largest producer is the Sabine Pass facility owned by Cheniere Energy Partners LP (NYSEMKT:CQP). The partnership is largely controlled and majority-owned by Cheniere Energy. That means the current 6.9% distribution yield is essentially funding the construction of the parent’s next export facility in Corpus Christi, although any investor seeking income can get in on the action.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Even though the spot price has come down a bit since then, it still gave management enough confidence to increase its guidance for the full fiscal year. Management raised its estimate for full-year adjusted EBITDA to $2.2 billion-$2.5 billion and distributable cash flow from Cheniere Energy Partners(NYSEMKT:CQP) to $0.35 billion-$0.55 billion.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

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

Top Performing Stocks To Buy For 2018

Visa (V) really is everywhere we want to be. It is one of the best performing stocks we have recommended, and we think there is room for this amazing growth stock to keep going higher. Just look at this nonstop growth:

Source: Yahoo Finance

The fact is that the Street is pushing the stock to new all-time highs, every quarter. Without a broader market pullback, or a drastic decline in performance, the stock is just going to keep moving higher it seems. Now, we will be clear, the stock isn’t cheap, and the Street has been baking into the stock prices ongoing beats against consensus estimates, with its multiple approaching 45 times trailing earnings. Right now, the stock is at 52-week highs, again, and flirting with going higher as we write. The question is though, is this valuation justified? Can this run continue? In this column, we examine trends in sales and earnings, and discuss our updated expectations looking ahead for Visa here in 2018.

Top Performing Stocks To Buy For 2018: Gentex Corporation(GNTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gentex (NASDAQ: GNTX) and Tenneco (NYSE:TEN) are both mid-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    The good news is that investors looking for opportunities in the future of transportation and renewables have more options than Tesla. Two stocks to consider: niche auto parts supplier Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX) and well-positioned solar component supplier SolarEdge Technologies (NASDAQ:SEDG).

Top Performing Stocks To Buy For 2018: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacting to the latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up less than 0.1% to $79.26, in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 2%, at $3.07 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.87. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 0.8% to $113.76. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded down about 0.9%, at $22.41 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) dropped about 11% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $3.00 after closing at $3.33 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.65. Volume was around 45 million, about 55% above the daily average of around 28.8 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    In the two-week short interest reporting period that ended April 13, the company with the biggest change in short interest was Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK). As of that date, 183.8 million shares were short. That’s about 20.5% of Chesapeake’s total float. Short sellers dumped 20.9 million shares from their positions during the period.

Top Performing Stocks To Buy For 2018: Carrols Restaurant Group Inc.(TAST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report released on Wednesday.

    Several other research analysts also recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Saturday, May 5th. Dougherty & Co reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Carrols Restaurant Group in a report on Sunday, March 4th. Finally, Citigroup cut their price objective on shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from $16.00 to $15.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Monday, March 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $14.50.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Burger King franchisee Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) announced strong first-quarter 2018 results on Tuesday morning, showcasing continued momentum in both comparable-restaurant sales and revenue from acquired locations over the past year. Carrols was also able to considerably narrow its losses in this seasonally slow quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) rose 30.8 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading after declining 18.63 percent on Monday.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 50.7 percent to $4.34 after the company announced a special $1.00 per share cash dividend.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) surged 28.4 percent to $17.44 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cardlytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDLX) gained 22 percent to $17.945.
    Care.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRCM) shares rose 19.3 percent to $18.92 following Q1 earnings.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) jumped 19.1 percent to $4.3934 after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 18.6 percent to $4.79 after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ: IIN) climbed 17.4 percent to $29.30 after reporting Q1 results.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 16.2 percent to $3.45 after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: TCMD) gained 15.4 percent to $42.61 following Q1 results.
    eGain Corporation (NASDAQ: EGAN) gained 15.3 percent to $10.55 following Q3 earnings.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 13.8 percent to $9.48 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRL) shares surged 13.1 percent to $13.42 after reporting Q1 results.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) climbed 11.9 percent to $10.85 following better-than-expected Q3 earnings.
    scPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCPH) gained 11.2 percent to $14.45 following Q1 results.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 10.2 percent to $24.08 following Q1 results.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 7.9 percent to $19.60 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its outlook.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 7.7 percent to $11.90 following upbeat Q1 results.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 6.8 perc

Top Performing Stocks To Buy For 2018: SuperCom, Ltd.(SPCB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Supercom (NASDAQ:SPCB) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $1.84 and last traded at $1.92, with a volume of 980 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $1.92.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $438.40 million.
    Remark Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.35 per share on revenue of $19.45 million.
    Athenex, Inc. (NYSE: ATNX) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $35.14 million.
    Mazor Robotics Ltd. (NASDAQ: MZOR) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $15.14 million.
    Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI) is projected to report a quarterly loss at $0.14 per share.
    SuperCom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SPCB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $9.50 million.
    Lonestar Resources US Inc. (NASDAQ: LONE) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $30.68 million.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NASDAQ: NINE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $165.76 million.
    VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $212.00 million.

     

Chesapeake Energy (CHK) Shares Gap Up to $4.29

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK)’s share price gapped up prior to trading on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $4.57, but opened at $4.29. Chesapeake Energy shares last traded at $4.29, with a volume of 88504092 shares traded.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on CHK. ValuEngine lowered Chesapeake Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Chesapeake Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 21st. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Chesapeake Energy in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Citigroup lowered Chesapeake Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and increased their price target for the company from $3.11 to $5.00 in a research note on Tuesday, April 17th. Finally, UBS assumed coverage on Chesapeake Energy in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. They set a “buy” rating and a $2.80 price target for the company. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $4.58.

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The company has a quick ratio of 0.52, a current ratio of 0.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -5.27. The stock has a market cap of $3.38 billion, a PE ratio of 5.23 and a beta of 1.79.

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 2nd. The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.09. Chesapeake Energy had a negative return on equity of 43.41% and a net margin of 11.67%. The business had revenue of $1.24 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.30 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.23 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 15.4% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Chesapeake Energy will post 0.72 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Financial Partners Group Inc purchased a new stake in Chesapeake Energy during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $114,000. Penserra Capital Management LLC raised its position in Chesapeake Energy by 457.7% during the first quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 37,579 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $110,000 after purchasing an additional 30,841 shares during the period. All Terrain Financial Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Chesapeake Energy during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $170,000. Sciencast Management LP purchased a new stake in Chesapeake Energy during the first quarter valued at approximately $141,000. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its position in Chesapeake Energy by 41.5% during the fourth quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 53,909 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $213,000 after purchasing an additional 15,804 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 62.55% of the company’s stock.

Chesapeake Energy Company Profile

Chesapeake Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of properties for the production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGL) from underground reservoirs in the United States. The company holds interests in natural gas resource plays, including the Haynesville/Bossier Shales in northwestern Louisiana and East Texas; the Marcellus Shale in the northern Appalachian Basin in Pennsylvania.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018

Last week, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) released its latest long-term forecast for the electric vehicle (EV) marketplace. The analysts are forecasting that sales of light-duty vehicles (passenger cars, pickups, and SUV/crossovers) will rise from around 1% in 2016 to 54% of all vehicle sales by 2040. By that time, one-third of the entire global fleet will be electrified.

BNEF attributes the projected soaring growth to rapidly falling battery costs and increased commitments from carmakers like Volvo, which also announced last week that by 2019 all its new cars would include some type of electrification. The analysts expect sales of EVs to remain relatively low until 2025 and then reach an inflection point between 2025 and 2030 as EVs “become economical on an unsubsidized total cost of ownership basis across mass-market vehicle classes.”

The cost of lithium-ion cells has dropped by 73% since 2010 according to BNEF analyst Colin McKerracher. To keep up with global demand, a total of 35 plants equal in size to Tesla Inc.’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) Gigafactory are going to be required over the next 13 years.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Enerplus Corporation(ERF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Enerplus (NYSE:ERF) (TSE:ERF) – Stock analysts at National Bank Financial reduced their FY2018 earnings estimates for Enerplus in a research note issued on Thursday, May 3rd. National Bank Financial analyst T. Wood now forecasts that the oil and natural gas company will earn $1.13 per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of $1.27. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for Enerplus’ FY2019 earnings at $1.96 EPS.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Superior Drilling Products, Inc.(SDPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Superior Drilling Products Inc.(NYSE: SDPI) is based in Utah and manufactures equipment used in drilling for the natural gas and oil mining sectors.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Phillips 66(PSX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Friday.

    The company reported Q1 EPS of $1.04 vs. $0.89 estimates and revenue of 24.05 billion vs. $29.46 billion estimates.

  • [By ]

    Berkshire’s biggest winners in the stock market so far this year are MasterCard Inc. (MA) , up 23%; Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) , up 18%; Phillips 66 (PSX) , up 14%; Visa Inc. (V) , up 11%; and Moody’s Corp. (MCO) , also up 11%, according to FactSet.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Excluding the company’s stake in Kraft Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC), its top five holdings at the end of last year were as follows:

    American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP): a 17.6% stake valued at $15 billion with a cost basis of $1.3 billion Phillips 66 Co. (NYSE: PSX): a 14.9% stake valued at $7.5 billion and a cost basis of $5.8 billion Moody’s Corp. (NYSE: MCO): a 12.9% stake valued at $3.6 billion with a cost basis of $248 million Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC): a 9.9% stake valued at $29.3 billion and a cost basis of $11.8 billion Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO): a 9.4% stake valued at $18.4 billion with a cost basis of $1.2 billion

    The following are a few of Buffett’s comments from the letter.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: National Oilwell Varco, Inc.(NOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Iowa State Bank lifted its stake in National Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV) by 9.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 18,546 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,589 shares during the quarter. Iowa State Bank’s holdings in National Oilwell Varco were worth $683,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Zacks]

    On the news front, U.S. supermajor Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) gave its go-ahead to the $5.1 billion second stage of its massive Gorgon LNG project in Western Australia, while oilfield service providers McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) and National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV) provided first-quarter operational updates.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The price of Bitcoin faced more pressure over the weekend. The downturn came on news that several major banks have banned the purchasing of Bitcoin with credit cards. Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), and Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) have all banned cryptocurrency purchases since Friday. This means that the top five credit card issuers have now halted the practice. Bitcoin sat at $7,773 this morning.
    Janet Yellen is officially out of the Federal Reserve and will be heading to the Brookings Institution. Today, Jerome Powell will begin his first term at the helm of the U.S. central bank. Powell takes over at an interesting time for the U.S. economy. The central bank is expected to raise interest rates three times in 2017. In addition, Powell must manage a $4.5 trillion balance sheet that the Fed built up in the wake of last decade’s financial crisis.
    Gold prices saw a slight gain in pre-market hours. But those gains could surge as markets continue to face questions about inflation and a weaker U.S. dollar. Gold prices saw one of their biggest one-day declines in two months on Friday. Investors are looking at this as a solid entry point given price expectations from Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth. Peter expects that gold prices will reach $1,400 by the end of June and rise to as high as $1,500 by December.
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    Crude oil prices slid in pre-market hours to a one-month low. TheWTI crude oil price todayfell 0.6%. Brent crude dropped 1.1%. Markets are growing increasingly fearful that rising U.S. production could spur an oversupply of the markets.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: WFC, AVGO, QCOM, BMY
    Shares of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) are off more than 8% this morning because the Fed has forced new sanctions on the bank that will limit its growth. The Fed’s consent order will see the bank change four members of its board of directors and

  • [By The Ticker Tape]

    TD Ameritrade clients appeared to take some profits in multiple names during the period. Oil companies were popular sells with ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), BP  PLC (ADR) (NYSE: BP), National-Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE: NOV), and Transocean LTD (NYSE: RIG) all net sold. Oil prices traded near three-year highs on higher global demand and possible OPEC-led production cuts. COP and BP both traded at multi-year highs, while NOV and RIG reached 52-week highs, enticing clients to take profits in all four names. Alcoa Corp. (NYSE: AA) traded at levels not seen since before the financial crisis following proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, and was net sold. For the third month in a row, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was net sold after CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress regarding the misuse of user data and a beat on earnings.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    After steadily improving for several quarters, National Oilwell Varco’s (NYSE:NOV) recovery hit a speedbump in the first quarter of 2018. Revenue declined 9% from the previous quarter and missed its forecast due to several issues. However, one thing the company’s management team made clear on the accompanying conference call was that while the quarter was a disappointment, they’re increasingly optimistic about what they see ahead.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.(MMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Cramer and the AAP team are looking for opportunities to trim stocks into strength based out of discipline. That means trimming Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE: MMP) and Noble Midstream Partners (NYSE:NBLX) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 3, 2018 1:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Oil and gas investors have been through the wringer over the past few years. Even the most stable investments in this industry — pipelines, processing, and logistics — haven’t been spared. Case in point: Shares of Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP) have declined 18% over the past three years despite the company posting consistent revenue and cash flow growth. To top it off, there has been a slew of regulatory and tax changes in recent months that will have a significant impact on this particular industry.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) dropped about 11% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $3.00 after closing at $3.33 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.65. Volume was around 45 million, about 55% above the daily average of around 28.8 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacting to this latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.7%, at $80.03 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 0.5% to $3.00, in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.87. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 1.6% at $117.19. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    In addition, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.7% at $23.08 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By ]

    Chesapeake Energy (CHK) : “No. That’s natural gas, and we’ve got too much of it in this country.”

    Adaptimmune Therapeutics (ADAP) : “If you’ve speculated on this one, you’ve won. Let’s move on.”

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to today’s report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.1% to $74.35, in a 52-week range of $73.56 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 0.7%, at $3.02 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $6.59. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 0.7% to $100.14. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded down about 1.1%, at $22.96 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted the latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.9%, at $75.53 in a 52-week range of $73.90 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up nearly 19%, at $3.13 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $6.59. The company reported better-than-expected earnings this morning. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 1.1% to $106.91. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.1%, at $22.32 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Core Laboratories N.V.(CLB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    America’s oil renaissance is powered almost exclusively by technology, as companies like Schlumberger (SLB) and Core Labs (CLB) are breathing new life into once forgotten wells. Nucor (NUE) has a similar leadership position in the steel industry thanks to technology, and that company will only benefit more that President Trump’s tariffs put the market on a more level playing field.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    In the years since oil prices plunged from their $100-plus per barrel levels of 2014, many energy industry stocks have struggled — but now, they may be set to rebound. Economic growth worldwide and Middle Eastern production cuts have resulted in a more than doubling of crude oil prices since early 2016; if they remain near current levels or head higher, now could be the perfect time to add Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES), Diamond Offshore (NYSE:DO), and Core Labs (NYSE:CLB) to your portfolio.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Core Laboratories (CLB)

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  • [By Taylor Muckerman]

    Muckerman: I can go. That’ll work. One company I’m paying close attention to is Core Labs (NYSE:CLB). They’re based out of the Netherlands, but they have their U.S., maybe global, headquarters in Houston. This is a premier company that’s involved in reservoir description and enhancement services. So, when you’re looking at a well, they can basically recreate the well in their lab and tell you exactly what kind of fluid, what kind of proppants, what kind of chemicals, what kind of pressure. They can tell you exactly how to get the most bang for your buck. It’s not cheap, but it’s worth it in the long run. And this company is just continually buying back shares with their money. They generate tons of free cash flow.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That trend was one of the central themes on the first-quarter conference call of oil-field technology company Core Labs (NYSE:CLB), where CEO David Demshur provided his take for why things are different in the oil market this time around.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Genesis Energy, L.P.(GEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Genesis Energy LP (NYSE: GEL)
    Billing itself as a “growth-oriented master limited partnership,” GEL concentrates its efforts on providing services around and within refineries primarily located on the Gulf Coast. Management is committed to logical double-digit growth as well as strengthening its distribution coverage. At $20.80 per unit, GEL yields 11.8% and trades at a nearly 40% discount to its 52-week high.

  • [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.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    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.
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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: MGE Energy Inc.(MGEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Danielson (NYSE: CVA) and MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Foresight Energy LP(FELP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Foresight Energy (NYSE:FELP) – Analysts at B. Riley lifted their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Foresight Energy in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 9th. B. Riley analyst L. Pipes now forecasts that the energy company will post earnings of ($0.08) per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of ($0.12). B. Riley has a “Neutral” rating and a $4.00 price objective on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Foresight Energy’s Q3 2018 earnings at ($0.07) EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.08) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($0.35) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($0.26) EPS and FY2020 earnings at ($0.39) EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Foresight Energy (NYSE:FELP) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The energy company reported ($0.15) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.07) by ($0.08), reports. Foresight Energy had a negative net margin of 18.78% and a negative return on equity of 3.93%.

Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019

Shares of Amicus Therapeutics (FOLD) have come a long way since I originally presented the idea as “undervalued with catalysts” at the end of 2016. In total I’ve written four update pieces since and the stock has continued to be a decent performer.

Figure 1: FOLD daily advanced chart (Source: Finviz Elite) (Disclosure: Contains affiliate link)

In premarket today, the stock is in the red by a bit over 2% on news that the company sold 19,354,839 shares at a price point of $15.50 per share. Gross proceeds are expected to total around $300 million. Underwriter option is for an additional 2,903,225 shares should it be exercised. Dilution of around 13% or so appears acceptable, and it’s worth noting that JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs are serving as joint lead book-running managers while Cowen and Leerink Partners are acting as co-booking managers (Bank of America Merrill Lynch as lead co-manager). This type of investment banking participation bodes well, as does pricing which is at only a slight discount to the current share price. Keep in mind that the deal was originally for $250 million but then it was upsized to $300 million, another bullish sign.

Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019: ABAXIS Inc.(ABAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) shares were also up, gaining 16 percent to $82.95. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Brokerages Expect Abaxis (ABAX) Will Post Earnings of $0.32 Per Share” was posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this news story on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright and trademark legislation. The original version of this news story can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3373644/brokerages-expect-abaxis-abax-will-post-earnings-of-0-32-per-share.html.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) shares were also up, gaining 15 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.

Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Ascendis Pharma A/S(ASND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By ]

    There was also a mixed bag of other suggestions — Rashmi Kwatra, the founder of Sixteenth Street Capital, liked Brac Bank, which is listed on the Dhaka stock market in Bangladesh. It is the 12th largest bank in Bangladesh, but the most profitable with the highest credit rating. John Khoury of Long Point Capital LP sees a 50% upside at homebuilder D.R. Horton (DHI)  and Oleg Nodelman likes U.S. biotech firm Ascendis Pharma. (ASND)

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ascendis Pharma (NASDAQ:ASND) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors purchased 1,979 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,377% compared to the typical volume of 134 call options.

Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Peoples Bancorp Inc.(PEBO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Friday.

    Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on PEBO. Boenning Scattergood reissued a hold rating on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Hovde Group set a $39.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $37.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. ValuEngine raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reissued a hold rating and issued a $37.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Peoples Bancorp has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $38.00.

Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.(VSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mercury Systems (NASDAQ: MRCY) and Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) dropped about 4.6% Friday to match a 52-week low of $3.30 after closing at $3.46 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.65. Volume was around 35 million, about 25% above the daily average of around 28.8 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) dropped more than 10% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $2.53 after closing at $2.82 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.59. Volume was around 55 million, almost double the daily average of about 30 million. The company had no specific news, but tumbling oil & natural gas prices simply punish this stock.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to today’s report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.1% to $74.35, in a 52-week range of $73.56 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 0.7%, at $3.02 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $6.59. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 0.7% to $100.14. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded down about 1.1%, at $22.96 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacting to the latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up less than 0.1% to $79.26, in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 2%, at $3.07 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.87. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 0.8% to $113.76. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded down about 0.9%, at $22.41 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

Top 10 China Stocks To Invest In Right Now

New York, NY, based Investment company SG Americas Securities, LLC buys The Howard Hughes Corp, PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1, T-Mobile US Inc, Analog Devices Inc, iShares Russell 2000, SPDR Select Sector Fund – Energy Select Sector, iShares China Large-Cap, VanEck Vectors Gold Miners, iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond, iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund, sells SPDR S&P 500, Visa Inc, Walt Disney Co, Exxon Mobil Corp, SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explor & Product during the 3-months ended 2017-03-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, SG Americas Securities, LLC. As of 2017-03-31, SG Americas Securities, LLC owns 2500 stocks with a total value of $10 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: HHC, GDX, EWJ, EWY, EWT, LNG, EWL, EFV, FIG, HAIN, Added Positions: QQQ, TMUSP, ADI, IWM, XLE, FXI, AGG, BMY, SYK, EWH, Reduced Positions: SPY, V, DIS, XOM, XOP, CAT, FOX, MSFT, GILD, HD, Sold Out: VWO, TV, TMH, STJ, LOCK, ADNT, WCIC, EPP, CNV, CPPL,

For the details of SG Americas Securities, LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=SG+Americas+Securities%2C+LLC

Top 10 China Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Brown Forman Corporation(BF.B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Brown-Forman (BF.B)

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Top 10 China Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cache Inc.(CACH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CacheCoin (CACH) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. It was first traded on January 5th, 2014. CacheCoin’s total supply is 4,195,132 coins. CacheCoin’s official Twitter account is @CACHeCoin. The Reddit community for CacheCoin is /r/cachecoin and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. The official website for CacheCoin is www.cachecoin.cc.

Top 10 China Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CME Group Inc.(CME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Deutsche Boerse (OTCMKTS: DBOEY) and CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Last December, two major futures exchanges started offering futures contracts on bitcoin. CBOE Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) was the first to market with its futures offering, and CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) didn’t waste any time coming out with its own version of a bitcoin contract.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Nucor (NUE) , Ball Corp (BLL) , Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and McDonald’s (MCD) .

    Cramer was bearish on United States Steel (X) , Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA) , Aqua America (WTR) and Mueller Water Products (MWA) .

Top 10 China Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Time Warner Inc.(TWX)

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
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    The Justice suit to block AT&T Inc.’s (T) acquisition of Time Warner Inc. (TWX) can be attributed at least in part to politics, as Trump has made no secret of his disdain for CNN. There are other signs of the administration’s aggressiveness on antitrust, however. In December, the DOJ pushed Parker-Hannifin to divest a business it already acquired from Clarcor Inc. in February 2017. 

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    On the call, Legere quickly addressed the 800-pound gorilla in the room — regulatory approval. The Department of Justice rejected T-Mobile’s sale to AT&T (T) in 2011 and is suing to block AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner (TWX) .

  • [By ]

    The giant telecoms company paid Cohen’s company Essential Consultants LLC $600,000 during 2017 to help the company confront “a wide range of issues,” including its proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner Inc (TWX) , according to the memo. As a result, AT&T’s head lobbyist, Bob Quinn, who oversaw the hiring of Cohen, is retiring.

  • [By ]

    The combination of less content from major competitor Disney (DIS) , which will be pulling the majority of its newer content from Netflix at the end of 2018, and others such as Time Warner (TWX) and Fox (FOX) moving toward exclusive deals with services like Hulu will cause some subscriber dissatisfaction, Pachter wrote.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion before the opening bell. GM shares gained 1.44 percent to $38.66 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) to post quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $25.77 billion after the closing bell. Microsoft shares gained 1.72 percent to $93.90 in after-hours trading.
    Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Wednesday. Facebook shares jumped 7.33 percent to $171.40 in the after-hours trading session.
    After the markets close, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $15.05 billion. Intel shares gained 2.36 percent to $52.59 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) to have earned $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion in the latest quarter. Time Warner will release earnings before the markets open. Time Warner shares declined 1.12 percent to $95.20 in after-hours trading.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday. Chipotle shares surged 10.74 percent to $375.97 in the after-hours trading session.
    Wall Street expects Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) to post quarterly earnings at $1.25 per share on revenue of $49.88 billion after the closing bell. Amazon shares rose 1.79 percent to $1,486.30 in after-hours trading.

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Top 10 China Stocks To Invest In Right Now: The Rubicon Project, Inc.(RUBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rubicon Project (NYSE:RUBI) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 China Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc.(CNSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Consolidated Communications (CNSL)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL) is one of 74 public companies in the “Telephone communication, except radio” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Consolidated Communications to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Top 10 China Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Timberland Bancorp Inc.(TSBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Timberland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSBK) declared a None dividend on Tuesday, April 24th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Friday, May 11th will be paid a dividend of 0.23 per share by the savings and loans company on Friday, May 25th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.61%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 10th.

Top 10 China Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) dropped about 11% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $3.00 after closing at $3.33 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.65. Volume was around 45 million, about 55% above the daily average of around 28.8 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) dropped more than 10% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $2.53 after closing at $2.82 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.59. Volume was around 55 million, almost double the daily average of about 30 million. The company had no specific news, but tumbling oil & natural gas prices simply punish this stock.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted the latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.9%, at $75.53 in a 52-week range of $73.90 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up nearly 19%, at $3.13 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $6.59. The company reported better-than-expected earnings this morning. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 1.1% to $106.91. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.1%, at $22.32 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

Top 10 China Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc.(HASI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is another solid value at current levels. Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital Inc. (NYSE: HASI) is a specialty finance company that directly originates debt and equity investments for sustainable infrastructure projects. The companys projects focus on products that increase energy efficiency, offer cleaner energy sources and efficiently use natural resources.

Top 10 China Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Golar LNG Partners LP(GMLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Golar LNG Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the shipping company an impact score of 46.501475004652 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.