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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019

Last week’s initial public offering (IPO) action saw one of two scheduled listings make its entry into the public markets. The single IPO raised a total of $26 million in new capital. The coming week includes two blank-check offerings and one holdover biotech seeking a total of $216 million, one a first-timer and one a holdover from last week.

Nine firms filed for IPOs last week and all will be eligible to enter the public market immediately following the Labor Day holiday. The most interesting are NIO, a Chinese maker of all-electric vehicles, that is seeking $1.8 billion in its U.S. IPO, and U.S. steelmaker Zekelman Industries which will be looking to raise $1 billion.

First a brief review of last week’s successful offerings.

Aridis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDS) raised $26 million selling 2 million shares at $13, the low-end of the expected price range. Shares closed flat on their first day of trading and closed the week down 1%.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Lexmark International, Inc.(LXK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Lexmark International (NYSE:LXK) has been trending somewhat negative on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lexmark International earned a coverage optimism score of -0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 42.9230217304115 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Lexmark International (NYSE:LXK) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Lexmark International earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 42.803224128124 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Infinera Corporation(INFN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of optical networking company Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) were up about 12.7% as of 11 a.m. EST on Friday. There was no company-specific news driving the gains. The stock has tumbled nearly 60% from its 52-week high, so this may just be a case of a beaten-down stock bottoming out.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Shares of optical equipment provider Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) plunged as much as 18% in early-morning trading on Monday. Shares were down about 14% as of 10:20 a.m. EDT. An analyst downgrade appears to be the primary reason for the big downward move.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ:INFN) fell 0% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $8.96 and last traded at $9.01. 2,563,600 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 60% from the average session volume of 1,606,951 shares. The stock had previously closed at $9.01.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Aaron's, Inc.(AAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Textainer Group (NYSE: AAN) and Aaron’s (NYSE:AAN) are both transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mutual of America Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) by 4.3% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 53,230 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,213 shares during the quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Aaron’s were worth $2,313,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Analysts expect Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) to announce earnings of $0.76 per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Seven analysts have issued estimates for Aaron’s’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.71 and the highest is $0.79. Aaron’s reported earnings per share of $0.43 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 76.7%. The business is scheduled to issue its next earnings results before the market opens on Friday, October 26th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Aaron’s (AAN)

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Mattersight Corporation(MATR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 22.6 percent to $3.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 23.2 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) rose 21.2 percent to $5.77 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a deal to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota from Arkoma, Williston Drilling for about $620 million. The company also announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 13.7 percent to $386.00 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Quantenna Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTNA) shares rose 12.6 percent to $14.70 in pre-market trading. Quantenna is expected to release Q1 results on April 30..
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 11.1 percent to $37.50 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 10.4 percent to $29.00 in pre-market trading after reporting strong Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) rose 9.8 percent to $250.00 in pre-market trading following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 9.4 percent to $10.62 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS) rose 9.1 percent to $7.22 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE: TWO).
    GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) rose 8.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) shares rose 7.6 percent to $251.2
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) got a boost, shooting up 23 percent to $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mattersight (NASDAQ: MATR) and Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: SK TELECOM ADR EACH REP 1/9 KRW500(CIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This one may be somewhat more off the radar, but it is a top pick at Oppenheimer. CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) is a financial holding company with approximately $50 billion in assets as of March 31, 2018. Its principal bank subsidiary, CIT Bank, has approximately $30 billion of deposits and more than $40 billion of assets.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Prudential Financial Inc. grew its stake in CIT Group (NYSE:CIT) by 496.6% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 308,179 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 256,526 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in CIT Group were worth $15,871,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    CIT Closes on $26.6MM Loan for Medical Buildings (abladvisor.com) CIT provides $26.6 mln to joint venture to buy medical buildings (pehub.com) As security companies and guards face off, a wave of crime hits cash vans (msn.com) CIT Announces Addition to Rail Division’s Senior Leadership Team (finance.yahoo.com) CIT Group (CIT) EVP Sells $90,791.60 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. TheStreet downgraded CIT Group from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 14th. BTIG Research restated a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 price target on shares of CIT Group in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. ValuEngine downgraded CIT Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded CIT Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut their price target on CIT Group from $49.00 to $46.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $54.83.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on CIT Group (CIT)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CariNet (CURRENCY:CIT) traded 3.9% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 0:00 AM ET on February 27th. During the last seven days, CariNet has traded down 13.3% against the US dollar. One CariNet token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0044 or 0.00000115 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including OKEx, BCEX and FCoin. CariNet has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $34,412.00 worth of CariNet was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders sold shares of CIT Group (NYSE:CIT) on strength during trading on Friday. $12.27 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $45.80 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $33.53 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, CIT Group had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. CIT Group traded up $0.38 for the day and closed at $50.31

Top 5 Low Price Stocks For 2019

Walmart, already the nation’s largest retailer, is trying to create a massive, digital marketplace to draw more shoppers to its website — and away from its biggest rival, Amazon.

Starting Monday, edgy outdoor-gear company Moosejaw will be featured on Walmart’s website with its own, online destination. Purchased by Walmart in 2017, Moosejaw’s assortment of merchandise includes items from brands like Patagonia and Canada Goose — a departure from what many customers have come to expect from Walmart and its everyday low prices.

The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer has been branching into higher-end goods. It’s acquired men’s apparel company Bonobos and women’s fashion and accessories company ModCloth in recent years. Moosejaw’s online shop also builds on Walmart’s recent deal with Lord & Taylor, which created a fashion destination on Walmart.com with more premium brands.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks For 2019: SK TELECOM ADR EACH REP 1/9 KRW500(CIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    We’re winning the war on CIT heists, say police (citizen.co.za) Oppenheimer Equities Analysts Reduce Earnings Estimates for CIT Group (CIT) (americanbankingnews.com) Did Grandview police use their crisis training before fatally shooting man with sword? (kansascity.com) CIT Group (CIT) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) CIT Adds New Executive to Communications & Technology Finance Team (abladvisor.com)

    Shares of CIT Group traded up $0.66, reaching $51.56, during midday trading on Friday, according to Marketbeat.com. The stock had a trading volume of 37,528 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,228,943. CIT Group has a one year low of $43.25 and a one year high of $56.14. The company has a market cap of $6.42 billion, a PE ratio of 16.76, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.53, a current ratio of 1.09 and a quick ratio of 1.09.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders sold shares of CIT Group (NYSE:CIT) on strength during trading on Friday. $12.27 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $45.80 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $33.53 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, CIT Group had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. CIT Group traded up $0.38 for the day and closed at $50.31

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on CIT Group (CIT)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

    Get CIT Group alerts:

    CIT Closes on $26.6MM Loan for Medical Buildings (abladvisor.com) CIT provides $26.6 mln to joint venture to buy medical buildings (pehub.com) As security companies and guards face off, a wave of crime hits cash vans (msn.com) CIT Announces Addition to Rail Division’s Senior Leadership Team (finance.yahoo.com) CIT Group (CIT) EVP Sells $90,791.60 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. TheStreet downgraded CIT Group from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 14th. BTIG Research restated a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 price target on shares of CIT Group in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. ValuEngine downgraded CIT Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded CIT Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut their price target on CIT Group from $49.00 to $46.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $54.83.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks For 2019: BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc.(BCRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Shares of Idera Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IDRA), a clinical-stage biopharma focused on oncology and rare diseases, fell 16% as of 2:20 p.m. EDT on Wednesday after its proposed merger with BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BCRX) was called off. Shares of BioCryst were up about 1% on the news. 

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Idera Pharmaceuticals shares slid further when management announced an attempt to merge with BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BCRX) earlier this year. BioCryst shareholders vehemently opposed the merger, which has investors feeling extra skeptical about tilsotolimod’s potential.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BCRX) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (BCRX)

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX) shares fell on Tuesday after the company announced initial results from its hereditary angioedema (HAE) trial.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Idera Pharmaceuticals fell 20.4% after the biotech company announced the termination of its planned merger with BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BCRX). 

Top 5 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Cinemark Holdings Inc(CNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Movie theater chains are testing their own services, too. AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) has launched Stubs A-List, offering three movies per week for $19.95 per month. Cinemark’s (NYSE:CNK) Movie Club offers one ticket per month for $8.99, but throws in 20% discounts on concessions (additional tickets can be purchased for $8.99 as well).

  • [By Rich Smith]

    On balance, AMC’s offer still appears to fall significantly short of MoviePass’ as a value proposition (as did an earlier competing offer from Cinemark (NYSE:CNK) last year). So long as MoviePass remains in business, I honestly can’t see many moviegoers taking AMC up on its offer.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Other services are trying different options. Cinemark Holdings (NYSE:CNK) charges $8.99 for one movie a month through its Movie Club service, but also offers 20% concession stand discounts. Sinemia is going with one movie per day for $29.95 per month, though other plans are available at different price points.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Vincent Shen: One of the theater chains that we talked about on this similar show last year is no longer in the running as a public company in terms of the stocks. First, with Cinemark (NYSE:CNK), one of the two large remaining chains, it has an offering called Movie Club. This launched last year. $8.99 per month. What you get is one 2D ticket that rolls over if it’s unused. You can build those rollover tickets if you don’t go that often. Plus, 20% off concessions, and there’s no online fees for when you buy those tickets. Then, you can get up to two additional add-on tickets for $8.99 each.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Globalstar Inc.(GSAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Globalstar Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: GSAT) traded down about 6% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $0.47 after closing Monday at $0.50. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.30. Volume totaled about 4.3 million, about 20% below the daily average of around  5.4 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Globalstar Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: GSAT) traded down about 12.5% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $0.77 after closing Monday at $0.88. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.59. Volume was about 70% above the daily average of around 3.7 million shares. The had no specific news.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday morning, the telecommunication services shares rose 1.06 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE: GSAT), up 5 percent, and Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTNR) up 4 percent.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks For 2019: InterOil Corporation(IOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    I/O Coin (CURRENCY:IOC) traded 26.1% higher against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on August 17th. Over the last seven days, I/O Coin has traded up 50% against the US dollar. One I/O Coin coin can now be purchased for $0.39 or 0.00005901 BTC on exchanges. I/O Coin has a market capitalization of $6.55 million and approximately $14,268.00 worth of I/O Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about InterOil (NYSE:IOC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. InterOil earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.5148763796823 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Berkshire Hathaway(NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) held its annual meeting last weekend. In this episode of MarketFoolery, host Chris Hill talks with special guest Matt Koppenheffer of Fool Germany about some Volkswagen, some Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), and a whole lot of Berkshire. Berkshire just got really interested in Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), but how is this different from the company’s ill-fated investment in IBM (NYSE:IBM)?

Warren Buffett and Elon Musk took to some verbal sparring about the importance of moats and the ease of running a candy company. Berkshire’s HomeServices branched into Berlin, setting the massive company up for even more growth down the road. Volkswagen is back in the news lately, and it’s still not for anything good — but its stock tells a different story. Tune in to find out more.

A full transcript follows the video.

This video was recorded on May 8, 2018.

Chris Hill: It’sTuesday, May 8th. Welcome to MarketFoolery! I’m Chris Hill. Special guestin the studio today, and by special, I mean,he comes by about once a year. From Fool Germany, it’sMatt Koppenheffer. Good to see you!

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Energy Fuels Inc(UUUU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,265,513 shares, an increase of 19.6% from the May 31st total of 1,893,582 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 589,166 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.8 days. Approximately 3.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) shares saw an uptick in trading volume on Monday . 1,091,365 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 300% from the previous session’s volume of 272,846 shares.The stock last traded at $2.09 and had previously closed at $2.04.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Old West Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Energy Fuels Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm purchased 578,496 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,003,000.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sage Therapeutics, Inc.(SAGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Sage Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SAGE) soared more than 20% today after the company announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will allow an expedited development program for one of its most promising drug candidates.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in SAGE Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SAGE) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 5,233 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, valued at approximately $843,000.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Buy-dip on several “Potential Blockbusters” Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIMT), Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOLD), AveXis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVXS), Bluebird Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUE), Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR), and Sage Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAGE) are buy-dip candidates given their bullish trends and favorable technical patterns. Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICPT), Prothena Corp. PLC (NASDAQ: PRTA), Tesaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRO) and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE) have bearish set-ups. Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HRTX) is bigger picture bullish, but may correct further on a move below $19.55. Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS) has bearish set-up and bulls need to push above $69 to invalidate.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on SAGE Therapeutics (SAGE)

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Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SK TELECOM ADR EACH REP 1/9 KRW500(CIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

    Get CIT Group alerts:

    Were winning the war on CIT heists, say police (citizen.co.za) Oppenheimer Equities Analysts Reduce Earnings Estimates for CIT Group (CIT) (americanbankingnews.com) Did Grandview police use their crisis training before fatally shooting man with sword? (kansascity.com) CIT Group (CIT) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) CIT Adds New Executive to Communications & Technology Finance Team (abladvisor.com)

    Shares of CIT Group traded up $0.66, reaching $51.56, during midday trading on Friday, according to Marketbeat.com. The stock had a trading volume of 37,528 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,228,943. CIT Group has a one year low of $43.25 and a one year high of $56.14. The company has a market cap of $6.42 billion, a PE ratio of 16.76, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.53, a current ratio of 1.09 and a quick ratio of 1.09.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

    Get CIT Group alerts:

    CIT Closes on $26.6MM Loan for Medical Buildings (abladvisor.com) CIT provides $26.6 mln to joint venture to buy medical buildings (pehub.com) As security companies and guards face off, a wave of crime hits cash vans (msn.com) CIT Announces Addition to Rail Division’s Senior Leadership Team (finance.yahoo.com) CIT Group (CIT) EVP Sells $90,791.60 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. TheStreet downgraded CIT Group from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 14th. BTIG Research restated a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 price target on shares of CIT Group in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. ValuEngine downgraded CIT Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded CIT Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut their price target on CIT Group from $49.00 to $46.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $54.83.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This one may be somewhat more off the radar, but it is a top pick at Oppenheimer. CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) is a financial holding company with approximately $50 billion in assets as of March 31, 2018. Its principal bank subsidiary, CIT Bank, has approximately $30 billion of deposits and more than $40 billion of assets.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Prudential Financial Inc. grew its stake in CIT Group (NYSE:CIT) by 496.6% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 308,179 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 256,526 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in CIT Group were worth $15,871,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders sold shares of CIT Group (NYSE:CIT) on strength during trading on Friday. $12.27 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $45.80 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $33.53 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, CIT Group had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. CIT Group traded up $0.38 for the day and closed at $50.31

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Saia Inc.(SAIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Verition Fund Management LLC bought a new stake in Saia Inc (NASDAQ:SAIA) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 5,872 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $441,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department trimmed its holdings in Saia Inc (NASDAQ:SAIA) by 9.5% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 17,868 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 1,877 shares during the period. State of Tennessee Treasury Department’s holdings in Saia were worth $1,343,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Saia (NASDAQ:SAIA) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Saia (NASDAQ: SAIA) and ArcBest (NASDAQ:ARCB) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management trimmed its position in Saia (NASDAQ:SAIA) by 45.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 162,955 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 137,962 shares during the period. Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management owned about 0.63% of Saia worth $12,246,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: B&G Foods, Inc.(BGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the thirteen analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $34.67.

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on BGC Partners (BGCP) , Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) , Sterling Construction Co. Inc.  (STRL) and B&G Foods (BGS) .

    Search Jim Cramer’s “Mad Money” trading recommendations using our exclusive “Mad Money” Stock Screener.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Asset Management One Co. Ltd. trimmed its holdings in shares of B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) by 38.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 20,469 shares of the company’s stock after selling 12,949 shares during the period. Asset Management One Co. Ltd.’s holdings in B&G Foods were worth $485,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By ]

    B&G Foods (BGS) : “No, we’re going to stay away. This group is a snake pit.”

    Masco (MAS) : “I like Masco. We have a housing shortage and that’s good for Masco.”

  • [By ]

    B&G Foods (NYSE: BGS) Look in your pantry or your fridge or your freezer, there’s a better than 50% chance you got a couple of this company’s brands on the shelf. This $28 billion packaged food firm has been quietly acquiring old brands and breathing new and profitable life into them. Reviving stalwarts, such as Ortega, Cream of Wheat and Green Giant, and making headway with progressive, younger brands such as Skinny Girl and Pirate’s Booty (which my 16-year-old seems to live off), the company pulled in $1.6 billion in annual revenue last year while delivering a mind-boggling 24.7% return on equity. While officially a consumer staple stock, B&G is in growth mode through acquisition as displayed through its superior ROE. Shares trade at a 31% discount to their 52-week high. The stock trades at $28 (a 31with a forward PE of 13.41 and a compelling 6.78% dividend yield.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    B&G Foods (NYSE:BGS) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twelve brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $34.38.

Top Gold Stocks To Own For 2019

In lastyears roadmap, I forecast that 2017 would end with gold prices up and the dollar index down, both of which happened. I underestimated the number of Fed hikes by one hike, but globally, average short-term rates have remained around zero. That will be a core pattern throughout 2018.

Central banks may tweak a few rates here and there, announce some tapering due to economic growth, or deflect attention to fiscal policy, but the entire financial and capital markets system rests on the strategies, co-dependencies and cheap money policies of central banks. The bond markets will feel the heat of any tightening shift or fears of one, while the stock market will continue to push ahead on the reality of cheap money supply until debt problems tug at the equity markets and take them down.

Central bankers are well aware of this. They have no exit plan for their decade of collusion. But a weak hope that itll all work out. They have no dedicated agenda to remove themselves from their money supplier role, nor any desire to do so. Truth be told, they couldnt map out an exit route from cheap money even if they wanted to.

Top Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHVYF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Major foreign competitors today now include the French firm Areva (OTCPK:ARVCF) and the Japanese firm Mitsubishi Heavy Industry (OTCPK:MHVYF). This is not a complete list but a focus on major players.

Top Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: priceline.com Incorporated(PCLN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Will Target (NYSE: TGT) get its mojo back, or will shoppers flock to Walmart (NYSE: WMT)? Which travel agent books more snow ski trips this season, Expedia (Nasdaq: EXPE) or Priceline (Nasdaq: PCLN)? Which video game console emerges on top, Microsoft’s Xbox or Nintendo’s Switch?

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    For example, owning just one share of The Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN) would cost $1,921.53. But some of these stocks aren’t quite as “expensive” as they seem…

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Through Tom’s various strategies, followers had the chance to pocket gains of 195.36% in 16 days on Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), 193.39% in 16 days on SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSE Arca: GLD), 100% in eight days on International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), and even 248.42% in 17 days on SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA).

Top Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: SK TELECOM ADR EACH REP 1/9 KRW500(CIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

    Get CIT Group alerts:

    CIT Closes on $26.6MM Loan for Medical Buildings (abladvisor.com) CIT provides $26.6 mln to joint venture to buy medical buildings (pehub.com) As security companies and guards face off, a wave of crime hits cash vans (msn.com) CIT Announces Addition to Rail Division’s Senior Leadership Team (finance.yahoo.com) CIT Group (CIT) EVP Sells $90,791.60 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. TheStreet downgraded CIT Group from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 14th. BTIG Research restated a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 price target on shares of CIT Group in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. ValuEngine downgraded CIT Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded CIT Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut their price target on CIT Group from $49.00 to $46.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $54.83.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders sold shares of CIT Group (NYSE:CIT) on strength during trading on Friday. $12.27 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $45.80 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $33.53 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, CIT Group had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. CIT Group traded up $0.38 for the day and closed at $50.31

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This one may be somewhat more off the radar, but it is a top pick at Oppenheimer. CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) is a financial holding company with approximately $50 billion in assets as of March 31, 2018. Its principal bank subsidiary, CIT Bank, has approximately $30 billion of deposits and more than $40 billion of assets.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Were winning the war on CIT heists, say police (citizen.co.za) Oppenheimer Equities Analysts Reduce Earnings Estimates for CIT Group (CIT) (americanbankingnews.com) Did Grandview police use their crisis training before fatally shooting man with sword? (kansascity.com) CIT Group (CIT) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) CIT Adds New Executive to Communications & Technology Finance Team (abladvisor.com)

    Shares of CIT Group traded up $0.66, reaching $51.56, during midday trading on Friday, according to Marketbeat.com. The stock had a trading volume of 37,528 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,228,943. CIT Group has a one year low of $43.25 and a one year high of $56.14. The company has a market cap of $6.42 billion, a PE ratio of 16.76, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.53, a current ratio of 1.09 and a quick ratio of 1.09.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Prudential Financial Inc. grew its stake in CIT Group (NYSE:CIT) by 496.6% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 308,179 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 256,526 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in CIT Group were worth $15,871,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: Ford Motor Company(F)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Rosevear]

    Here’s how the estimated June sales results for GM compare with the figures reported by its five largest-selling rivals in the U.S. market.

    Automaker June 2018 U.S. Sales Change vs. June 2017
    General Motors 256,976 5.7%
    FordMotor Company(NYSE:F) 230,635 1.2%
    Toyota 209,602 3.6%
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles(NYSE:FCAU) 202,264 8%
    Honda 146,563 4.8%
    Nissan 145,096 1.2%

    Data sources: The automakers, Automotive News. Figures for General Motors are Automotive News estimates, as GM no longer reports its U.S. sales on a monthly basis.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    The SoftBank Vision Fund could have set up a partnership to advance autonomous driving vehicles with any major car manufacturer in the world. The $100 billion fund picked a U.S. car company for its primary project in the sector. General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) will get $2.25 billion invested into GM Cruise. Ford Motor Co.’s (NYSE: F) plans to have a large fleet of self-driving cars by 2021 got no backing.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) has been heavily criticized for its product mix, its plans to reinvent the company for the self-driving and electric car future, and its modest presence overseas. Investors have suffered in the process. Ford has just announced the chance it will develop cars with Volkswagen, which is by many measures the largest car manufacturer in the world.

Top Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: Green Plains, Inc.(GPRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Green Plains earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.0122510037214 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    China imported 55 million gallons of American ethanol from November 2017 to the end of February 2018. It could be just the beginning. That would be great news for Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM), Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE), and Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) — the three largest publicly traded ethanol producers in the United States.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Van ECK Associates Corp decreased its position in Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) by 2.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 3,377,605 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 90,497 shares during the period. Van ECK Associates Corp owned about 8.16% of Green Plains worth $56,744,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $9.89 billion.
    Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $14.34 billion.
    Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $692.63 million.
    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of 3.90 billion.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $3.24 billion.
    Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NYSE: WLTW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.01 per share on revenue of $2.23 billion.
    Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.28 per share on revenue of $922.42 million.
    TravelCenters of America LLC (NASDAQ: TA) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.16 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $723.93 million.
    Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE: WBT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $329.71 million.
    Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ: HZNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $234.17 million.

     

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    At $20.45 Green Plains Inc. (GPRE) Forms Bearish Multiple Bottom Chart Pattern (thecasualsmart.com) Remarkable Runner Green Plains Inc. (GPRE) (stockmarketstop.com) Today’s Hot Stock Under Review Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) (nasdaqjournal.com) Green Plains Inc. (GPRE): Stay Cool with Active Stock: (bitcoinpriceupdate.review) Latest Tally Of Analyst Opinions: Ambev SA (NYSE:ABEV), Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE), Washington Prime … (journalfinance.net)

    GPRE has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Green Plains from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. ValuEngine raised Green Plains from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub raised Green Plains from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $25.17.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

What happened

After the company reported first-quarter results, shares of NovoCure (NASDAQ:NVCR), a medical device company focused on cancer, jumped as much as 10% in afternoon trading on Thursday. Shares closed the day up more than 9%.

So what

Here’s an overview of the key takeaways from the first-quarter report:

Revenue jumped 49% to $52.1 million. That was behind the $56.7 million that Wall Street had expected. Net loss was $20.7 million, or $0.23 per share. That was worse than the $0.13 net loss that analysts had expected. Cash balance at quarter-end was $216 million.

Normally, you’d expect that a high-flying stock like Novocure would plunge after the company reported slower-than-expected growth. However, Wall Street greeted this report with optimism for a few reasons:

The number of prescriptions received during the period jumped 41%, which shows that demand for Optune remains strong. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recently updated its guidelines to include tumor treating fields as a category 1 form of treatment for newly diagnosed brain cancer. This update should help drive increased demand for Optune, especially among doctors who are still skeptical about the technology. In Japan, 30 prescriptions were received during the quarter, and 20 patients were on Optune at quarter-end. Since Japan is one of the biggest medical device markets in the world, this should be a great new growth avenue for the company. Management announced on its conference call with investors that the company will seek approval from the Food and Drug Administration for Optune in mesothelioma before the end of the year. This marks the first indication outside of the brain for which Novocure will pursue regulatory approval.

In other words, investors have plenty of reasons to believe that Novocure is primed for fast growth for the foreseeable future.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Leidos Holdings, Inc.(LDOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Here is the list of stocks going ex-dividend on Friday.

    Douglas Dynamics Inc (NYSE: PLOW) – $0.2350 dividend, 2.9183 percent yield
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) – $0.4500 dividend, 2.6758 percent yield
    PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) – $0.0900 dividend, 1.7078 percent yield
    Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) – $0.3200 dividend, 3.0851 percent yield
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) – $0.6800 dividend, 4.1756 percent yield
    Hudson Pacific Properties Inc (NYSE: HPP) – $0.2000 dividend, 2.36

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Where we are concerned: 1. Ex-Joint Strike Fighter portfolio is average. There are few major growth differentiators after F-35; and actually headwinds in Aeronautics specifically, including C-5 and F-16. 2. Consensus EPS and cash flow estimate headwinds. The final Leidos Holdings (LDOS)-Lockheed Martin numbers are likely dilutive to 2016, so guidance will come down. The $1.5bn 2018 cash pension contribution means lower 2018 free cash and a weaker 5-year cash trajectory than peers. 3. Valuation tough. Lockheed Martin trades at 24X CY17E P/E ex pension. While we shy away from valuation concerns at the trough of the Defense cycle, this is more expensive than other Defense stocks.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Axcelis Technologies Inc.(ACLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) gained 21.7% in March 2017, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

    So what

    The maker of manufacturing equipment for semiconductor factories is largely following the medium-term trajectory of the industry-tracking PHLX Semiconductor index. Being a small-cap player in that large sector, Axcelis saw its share prices falling in early March only to whipsaw back to a strong gain on heavy trading volume.

  • [By Chris Dier-Scalise]

    "We have three stocks that we have identified, Excelis Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: ACLS), Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHU), and Entegris Inc (NASDAQ: ENTG). All of these companies spiked up on their recent positive earnings surprises and they’ve now pulled back to the point that we think they‘re attractive"

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    3. Axcelis Technologies (Nasdaq: ACLS)
    It is the technical price pattern that first caught my eye with this $800 million market cap small cap. Shares dropped to a $22.00 low in mid-February but have since been slowly and steadily moving higher toward resistance at both the 50- and 200-day SMAs. In and of itself, this is not enough impetus to get long. However, when combined with the fundamental picture, a compelling long thesis emerges.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: SK TELECOM ADR EACH REP 1/9 KRW500(CIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We will admit that these latter assumptions are somewhat arbitrary, but nevertheless we cannot help escape the view that in 2017 everything will likely be at least a little adverse to prior expectations. On average our estimate reductions are 8%, and range from 3% at CIT Group (CIT) to 13% at Goldman Sachs. With that, we are lowering our PT of Bank of America,Citigroup andGoldman Sachs from $20, $70 and $243 to $18, $63 and $214, respectively…

  • [By Lisa Abramowicz]

    There was this maturity wall that people were terrified of, said Neil Wessan, the group head of New York-based CIT Group Inc. (CIT)s capital markets unit. Thats been spread out over a much broader period of time.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Plantronics Inc.(PLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Plantronics Inc (NYSE: PLT) were down 25 percent to $33.36. Plantronics reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings, but the company’s revenue missed analysts’ expectations. The company announced a new 1 million share buyback plan and issued a weak earnings forecast for the fourth quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Brian S. Dexheimer Sells 500 Shares of Plantronics (PLT) Stock” was originally posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this piece on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US and international copyright & trademark law. The original version of this piece can be accessed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3355123/brian-s-dexheimer-sells-500-shares-of-plantronics-plt-stock.html.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation(CTSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Oil prices are at levels we haven’t seen in years. U.S. crude topped $70 for the first since 2014, as U.S. President Donald Trump appeared increasingly likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinforce sanctions on Tehran. In addition, OPEC has announced plans to bolster prices and cap production. For oil investors, Money MorningGlobal Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says it’s time to buckle up. According to Moors, revoking the Iran deal would cause “price chaos” around the globe. And that’s right as driving season starts in the United States. Here’s more on the coming chaos for oil. In deal news, Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) announced it will purchase Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) for $7.6 billion in cash. Grammercy manages commercial real estate. While this may seem like a boring deal, Blackstone is buying a business that churns out cold hard cash for its investors. We want to keep this deal on your radar, because there are many other deals like this coming down the pipeline. We’re going to be discussing one of the best real estate opportunities available very soon – so keep an eye out for updates.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, AAPL, TSN, SBUX
    Shareholders of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) cheered statements made by Warren Buffett over the weekend. The Oracle of Omaha said he messed up by not investing in Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL). “I made the wrong decisions on Google and Amazon,” Buffett said on Saturday. “We’ve looked at it. I made the mistake in not being able to come to a conclusion where I really felt that at the present prices that the prospects were far better than the prices indicated.” Buffett says he now has a “very, very, very high opinion” of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Oracle believes that Bezos has created something that is “close to a miracle.” Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) added another 0.6% Monday, to reach $185.00 per share – a new 52-week high. The uptick came after Warren Buffett announced

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mackay Shields LLC acquired a new stake in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 220,500 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock, valued at approximately $17,750,000.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday's regular session.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) has been a key player in the technology revolution over the past 25 years. By providing much-needed information technology consulting services, Cognizant has been able to succeed in helping clients join the digital age effectively and competitively. Even with some of its rivals having competitive advantages in the form of lower labor costs, Cognizant nevertheless has found ways to keep expanding and growing its footprint.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (NASDAQ: CTSH) dropped more than 17% on Friday to post a new 52-week low of $45.44 after closing at $55.00 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $69.80. Volume was more than 10 times the daily average of around 4.2 million shares. The company’s president has been replaced as an investigation into possible corruption charges begins.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $9.89 billion.
    Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $14.34 billion.
    Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $692.63 million.
    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of 3.90 billion.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $3.24 billion.
    Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NYSE: WLTW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.01 per share on revenue of $2.23 billion.
    Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.28 per share on revenue of $922.42 million.
    TravelCenters of America LLC (NASDAQ: TA) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.16 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $723.93 million.
    Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE: WBT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $329.71 million.
    Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ: HZNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $234.17 million.

     

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Raymond James says three advisors with a total of over $465 million in client assets have joined its independent broker-dealer in the Lone Star State, after ending their affiliation with LPL Financial.

Jason “J.J.” Croix, CFP, CPA; Michael MacRory, CFP; and Jeffrey “Chance” Shoop, who worked together at Edward Jones in Texas before affiliated with LPL in the early-2000s, now do business in three different locations — El Campo, Houston and Center, respectively.

The potential switch could affect more than $6.5 billion in assets on its RIA platform and other operations.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Diodes Incorporated(DIOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small capsemiconductor stock Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ: DIOD) has produced a double top on its technical chart with shares just below breakout levels:

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Synnex Corporation(SNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Qorvo, Inc.(QRVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Shares rose 6.3% after hours to $159.50, and made fresh highs. They’re now up 37% on the year. iPhone/iPad suppliers also got a boost: Cirrus Logic Inc. (CRUS)  rose 4.2% to $65.70, Skyworks Solutions Inc. (SWKS)  rose 3.1% to $107.50, Qorvo Inc.  (QRVO) rose 2.7% to $69.90, Jabil Inc.  (JBL) rose 1.2% to $30.78 and Broadcom Ltd. (AVGO)  rose 2.8% to $255.40.

  • [By ]

    TSMC fell 5.7% on Wednesday in response to the news. Apple, which relies on TSMC to manufacture its A-series system-on-chips (SoCs) and various other chips, fell 2.8%. iPhone/iPad chip suppliers such as Cirrus Logic (CRUS) , Broadcom (AVGO) , Skyworks (SWKS) and Qorvo (QRVO) , some of which also rely on TSMC, registered 3%-plus drops.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Yesterday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested picking up some mid cap radio frequency (RF) solutions stock Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO) at current levels:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday's regular session.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Qorvo, Inc. (NASDAQ: QRVO) which jumped about 5.5% to $71.53. The stocks 52-week range is $45.00 to $72.42. Volume was 3.8 million which is above the daily average 1.5 million shares.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: SK TELECOM ADR EACH REP 1/9 KRW500(CIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We will admit that these latter assumptions are somewhat arbitrary, but nevertheless we cannot help escape the view that in 2017 everything will likely be at least a little adverse to prior expectations. On average our estimate reductions are 8%, and range from 3% at CIT Group (CIT) to 13% at Goldman Sachs. With that, we are lowering our PT of Bank of America,Citigroup andGoldman Sachs from $20, $70 and $243 to $18, $63 and $214, respectively…

  • [By Lisa Abramowicz]

    There was this maturity wall that people were terrified of, said Neil Wessan, the group head of New York-based CIT Group Inc. (CIT)s capital markets unit. Thats been spread out over a much broader period of time.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.(TYPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the non-cyclical consumer goods & services shares surged 0.61 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TYPE), up 9 percent, and Semiconductor Manufacturing Int'l (ADR) (NYSE: SMI), up 6 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TYPE) were down around 12 percent to $20.90 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Identiv, Inc.(INVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    The industries that are driving the market today are:

    Cement: This industry gained 3.4 percent by 2:30 pm. The top stock within the industry was Cemex SAB de CV (ADR) (NYSE: CX), which gained 4.7 percent. Cemex’s PEG ratio is 0.16.
    Computer Peripherals: This industry rose 2.6 percent by 2:30 pm ET. The top performer in this industry was Identiv Inc (NASDAQ: INVE), which gained 13.5 percent. Identiv shares have climbed 44.83 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has increased 8.61 percent in the same period.
    Internet Service Providers: The industry gained 2 percent by 2:30 pm. The top performer in this industry was TrueCar Inc (NASDAQ: TRUE) which gained 3.4 percent. TrueCar shares have jumped 60.90 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has increased 8.61 percent in the same period.
    Regional – Southwest Banks: This industry moved up 1.9 percent by 2:30 pm. The top performer in this industry was Veritex Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: VBTX), which rose 6.6 percent

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Facebook, Inc.(FB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Facebook Inc. (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg seemed to open the door a crack this week to the possibility of the social network someday offering a paid tier without ads.

  • [By Kumar Abhishek]

    Shares of Menlo Park, California, based social networking giantFacebook Inc(NASDAQ:FB) have had a strong bull run this year. FB stock is up more than 20% YTD, handsomely outperforming Nasdaq Composite (INDX:COMPX) and S&P 500 (INDX:SPAL) which have returned 8.3% and 4.8%, respectively, in the same period. And analysts still expect Facebook stock to continue its bullish rally.

  • [By ]

    Now Netflix (NFLX) has to prove to Wall Street (again) that it deserves to be the hottest FAANG (Facebook (FB) , Apple (AAPL) , Amazon (AMZN) , Netflix, Alphabet (GOOGL) ) stock around. 

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: NQ Mobile Inc.(NQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Belinda Cao]

    Oberweis China Opportunities Fund (OBCHX), the best-performing U.S.-based fund investing in Chinese stocks, said Internet companies from NQ Mobile Inc. (NQ) to Qihoo 360 Technology Co. (QIHU) will extend a rally after jumping more than three-fold this year.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE: NQ) shares dropped 16 percent to $3.88 after the company issued an update on the FL Mobile divestment. NQ Mobile is expected to report Q4 financial results on March 21, 2016.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, telecommunications services shares gained by 0.42 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included 8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), up 4 percent, and NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE: NQ), up 2 percent.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: TripAdvisor, Inc.(TRIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) dropped about 1.9% Monday, to post a new 52-week low of $41.81 after closing at $42.62 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $71.69. Volume was about 50% above the daily average of around 2.5 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) dropped about 22% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $30.80 after closing at $39.53 on Monday. The 52-week high is $65.56. Volume was around 24 million, eight times the daily average of around 3 million. The company reported weak revenues Monday and it and two of its competitors are getting hammered today.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    There are many reasons an investor might be attracted to TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) stock. It boasts an enviable position in the online hotel booking space, after all, and the travel specialist is cultivating new business lines that might soon become significant revenue streams in their own rights.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) which traded down about 8% at $38.47. The stocks 52-week range is $29.50 to $50.95. Volume was 3.3 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.8 million.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    TripAdvisor (TRIP) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after reporting earnings that came in well below the Street consensus.

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    TripAdvisordropped 11% to $46.92 today, while the S&P 500 dipped 0.1% to2,347.22.

    Susquehanna’s Shyam Patil and team write that TripAdvisor’s “challenges persist.” They explain why:

    4Q highlights another challenging quarter. Total revenue was $316m (up 2% y/y), 1% below our estimate of $320m and 3% below consensus of $327m. EBITDA of $58m (18.4% margins) was ~25% below our and the consensus estimate of $77m, caused by the revenue miss and higher opex (specifically S&M and G&A) vs. our model…

    While we like TRIPs leading audience reach (on both mobile and desktop) and breadth of travel content, we believe the traffic mix shift to mobile combined with the transition to instant book (IB) will continue to weigh on monetization and cause near-term volatility in the numbers. TRIP is prioritizing revenue growth over profits this year, and management expects to drive double-digit revenue growth but at the expense of significant margin deleverage and absolute EBITDA declines. Additionally, EBITDA could decline further, if TRIP decides to do TV advertising, which is currently not in our estimates or managements outlook. Given these issues, forecasting remains challenging and we continue to have little confidence in estimates.

    TripAdvisor’s market capitalization fell to $6.8 billion today from $7.6 billion yesterday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Qualys, Inc.(QLYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Align Technology (ALGN) , Regions Financial (RF) , Edwards Lifesciences (EW) , Qualys (QLYS) and HEICO (HEI) .

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    Qualys (QLYS) : “I think this is a good company, but everything is coming down, so let’s wait to buy some more.”

    HEICO (HEI) : “We’re not buying anything at a 52-week high — but on a pullback, you bet.”

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019

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The Sage of Omaha has done it again. He beat the S&a;amp;P 500, as Berkshire Hathaway almost always does, but this time Warren Buffett said it was not all his doing.

&q;The $65 billion gain is nonetheless real &a;ndash; rest assured of that. But only $36 billion came from Berkshire&a;rsquo;s operations,&q; Warren Buffett wrote in his annual letter to shareholders on Saturday. &q;The remaining $29 billion was delivered to us in December when Congress rewrote the U.S. Tax Code,&q; Buffett says.&l;/p&g;

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.(WASH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    The list of below stocks is notable as the shares have traded on sequentially increasing volume spanning the trading days from September 16 to September 20:

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc.(KPTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Karyopharm Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KPTI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 15th. The company reported ($0.80) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.66) by ($0.14). The business had revenue of $1.53 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.26 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.65) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3163.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Karyopharm Therapeutics will post -2.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KPTI) was raised to a Buy rating from Hold, and the price target was increased to $12 from $9, at Jefferies. The firm said its call is based on its future revenue opportunity in multiple myeloma. Itsshares most recently closed at $10.62, with a consensus price target of $16.30 and a 52-week range of $4.83 to $19.41.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: SK TELECOM ADR EACH REP 1/9 KRW500(CIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Abramowicz]

    There was this maturity wall that people were terrified of, said Neil Wessan, the group head of New York-based CIT Group Inc. (CIT)s capital markets unit. Thats been spread out over a much broader period of time.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We will admit that these latter assumptions are somewhat arbitrary, but nevertheless we cannot help escape the view that in 2017 everything will likely be at least a little adverse to prior expectations. On average our estimate reductions are 8%, and range from 3% at CIT Group (CIT) to 13% at Goldman Sachs. With that, we are lowering our PT of Bank of America,Citigroup andGoldman Sachs from $20, $70 and $243 to $18, $63 and $214, respectively…

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: QC Holdings Inc.(QCCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    QC Holdings (NASDAQ: QCCO) shares tumbled 2.58% to reach a new 52-week low of $2.27. QC Holdings’ trailing-twelve-month profit margin is 0.60%.

    NewLead Holdings (NASDAQ: NEWL) shares dipped 6.56% to touch a new 52-week low of $0.08 after the company completed the acquisition of titles in the Viking Mine located in Kentucky, USA.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

Wall Street could hardly be quieter, with large-cap stocks in their narrowest trading range since the 1960s as the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) continues in its longest consecutive streak below 11.

The national psyche is obsessed with the cavalcade of political news out of Washington; largely ignoring market-specific events like chatter of an OPEC-Russia supply freeze extension of a bit of softness in the housing market. Despite this, Big Tech stocks remain well bid with a narrow group of all-stars pushing the Nasdaq to a new high.

In the end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost a fraction, the S&P 500 lost 0.1%, the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.3% and the Russell 2000 gained 0.1%. Treasury bonds were stronger, the dollar weakened again, gold gained 0.5% and crude oil lost 0.4% as the bounce from the supply freeze extension news from earlier in the week faded on realization it will only steepen OPEC’s market share loss to U.S. shale producers.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Veeco Instruments Inc.(VECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the information technology sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) and Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) dropped nearly 26% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $10.85 after closing at $14.65 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $34.38. Volume was around 5.8 million, about 10 times the daily average of around 584,000. The company reported late yesterday that it had received an unfavorable patent ruling in China.

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    VECO (NASDAQ:VECO) contributed 1.16% to the Fund’s quarterly return, nearly equaling AAN’s contribution in the quarter. VECO appreciated over 48% in the quarter due to an acceleration of orders for its key MOCVD tools. These tools are the main manufacturing equipment used to produce LEDs, whether they are for display screens or, increasingly, for lighting products. We estimate that VECO currently has roughly 80% global market share for MOCVD tools used to make LEDs.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: JinkoSolar Holding Company Limited(JKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    It is not often that a secondary stock offering sends a companys shares higher, but we are seeing that very phenomenon Friday morning. Chinese solar PV maker JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) and stock image company Shutterstock Inc. (NASDAQ: SSTK) both priced secondary offerings this morning and shares in both companies have risen sharply.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    First Solar, Inc (NASDAQ: FSLR) was trading down 3.7 percent Monday, while JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: JASO) was down 0.8 percent, SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) 4.4 percent, Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) 5.2 percent and JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) 4.4 percent.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    But the real news is the near vertical trajectory in share prices for the two stocks. This could be another manifestation of the markets hunger for some momentum plays, as we noted earlier this morning the bump to share prices for both JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) and Shutterstock Inc. (NASDAQ: SSTK), both of which held secondary share sales this morning.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    JinkoSolar Holding Co (NYSE: JKS) dropped 9.88% to $16.87 after the company announced the offering of 3,500,000 American Depositary Shares.

    Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co (NASDAQ: FFHL) dropped 9.66% to $1.30. Fuwei Films’ trailing-twelve-month ROE is -10.85%.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: MicroStrategy Incorporated(MSTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap Alarm.com Holdings would bethe leading platform for the intelligently connected property. Millions of people depend on Alarm.com Holdings technology to monitor and control their property from anywhere. Centered on security and remote monitoring, the Companys platform addresses a wide range of market needs and enables application-based control for a growing variety of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.Its security, video monitoring, intelligent automation and energy management solutions are available througha network of thousands of professional service providers in North America and around the globe. The Company went public in June 2015 as a spinoff from MicroStrategy Incorporated (NASDAQ: MSTR) with shares selling for $14 during the IPO.

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    MicroStrategy (NASDAQ:MSTR) reported its first-quarter results on April 27, and the company saw its total revenue tick up by 1.3% year over year. Just as with the company’s fourth-quarter results, MicroStrategy’s management said foreign-currency headwinds continued to have a negative impact on the company’s overall sales.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We will admit that these latter assumptions are somewhat arbitrary, but nevertheless we cannot help escape the view that in 2017 everything will likely be at least a little adverse to prior expectations. On average our estimate reductions are 8%, and range from 3% at CIT Group (CIT) to 13% at Goldman Sachs. With that, we are lowering our PT of Bank of America,Citigroup andGoldman Sachs from $20, $70 and $243 to $18, $63 and $214, respectively…

  • [By Lisa Abramowicz]

    There was this maturity wall that people were terrified of, said Neil Wessan, the group head of New York-based CIT Group Inc. (CIT)s capital markets unit. Thats been spread out over a much broader period of time.

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Hot Electric Utility Stocks To Buy For 2017: MGT Capital Investments Inc(MGT)

 

MGT Capital Investments, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in acquiring, developing, and monetizing assets in the casino, online, and mobile gaming space. It operates through four segments: Medicsight Software/Devices, Medicsight Services, Gaming, and Intellectual Property. The company develops, publishes, distributes, and sells mobile games for smartphones and tablets; develops and produces free to play mobile and social casinostyle games; and owns the United States patents related to casino gaming systems. It also operates DraftDay.com, a daily fantasy sports Website that offers players to participate in real money daily fantasy gameplay for the NFL, MLB, NCAA, NHL, NBA, and professional golf; FantasySportsLive.com, an online portal for fantasy sports news and commentary; and Slot Champ. The company has strategic alliance agreements with M2P Entertainment GmbH; M2P Americas, Inc.; and MGT Studios, Inc. to marke t and exploit M2P Entertainment GmbHs gaming technology in North and South America. MGT Capital Investments, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is based in Harrison, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    MGT Capital Investments Inc. (NYSE: MGT) shares shot up 73 percent to $2.98 after John McAfee proposed to become Executive Chairman and CEO.

    Shares of Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ANAC) got a boost, shooting up 55 percent to $99.49 after the company agreed to be acquired by Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) for $99.25 per share.

Hot Electric Utility Stocks To Buy For 2017: SK TELECOM ADR EACH REP 1/9 KRW500(CIT)

SK Telecom Co., Ltd. provides wireless telecommunications services using code division multiple access (CDMA) and wide-band CDMA technologies. It offers cellular voice services, such as wireless voice transmission services; and wireless global roaming services. The company also provides wireless data transmission services, such as wireless Internet access services, which allow subscribers to access online digital contents and services, as well as to send and receive text and multimedia messages. In addition, it offers broadband Internet and fixed-line telephone services, such as video-on-demand and IP TV services; and local, domestic, and international long-distance fixed-line telephone services to residential and commercial subscribers. Further, the company provides wireless entertainment-related contents and services, wireless finance-related contents and m-commerce services, and wireless news and search services; and international calling services, such as direct-dial, pre and post paid card calling services, bundled services for corporate customers, voice services using Internet protocol, Web-to-phone services, and data services. Additionally, it offers satellite digital media broadcasting services; telematics services; and fixed-line and online community portal services. The company also operates 11th Street, an online shopping mall; and T Store, an online open marketplace for mobile applications. As of March 31, 2011, SK Telecom Co. had 26 million wireless subscribers. It has strategic alliances with Bridge Alliance; Orange SA; Telecom Italia Mobile S.p.A.; T-Mobile International AG & Co; and Teliasonera Mobile Networks AB. The company was formerly known as Korea Mobile Telecommunications Co., Ltd. and changed its name to SK Telecom Co., Ltd. in March 1997. SK Telecom Co., Ltd. was founded in 1984 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Abramowicz]

    There was this maturity wall that people were terrified of, said Neil Wessan, the group head of New York-based CIT Group Inc. (CIT)s capital markets unit. Thats been spread out over a much broader period of time.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We will admit that these latter assumptions are somewhat arbitrary, but nevertheless we cannot help escape the view that in 2017 everything will likely be at least a little adverse to prior expectations. On average our estimate reductions are 8%, and range from 3% at CIT Group (CIT) to 13% at Goldman Sachs. With that, we are lowering our PT of Bank of America,Citigroup andGoldman Sachs from $20, $70 and $243 to $18, $63 and $214, respectively…

Best Media Stocks To Own Right Now: Allegheny Technologies Incorporated(ATI)

 

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated produces and sells specialty materials and components worldwide. The company operates through two segments, High Performance Materials and Components; and Flat-Rolled Products. The High Performance Materials and Components segment provides various high performance materials, including titanium and titanium-based alloys; nickel-and cobalt-based alloys and superalloys; zirconium and related alloys, such as hafnium and niobium, advanced powder alloys, and other specialty materials, in long product forms of ingots, billets, bars, rods, wires, shapes and rectangles, and seamless tubes, plus precision forgings, castings, components, and machined parts. This segment serves aerospace and defense, oil and gas, chemical process industry, electrical energy, and medical markets. The Flat-Rolled Products segment offers stainless steel, nickel-based alloys, specialty alloys, and titanium and titanium-base d alloys in various product forms comprising plates, sheets, engineered strips, and precision rolled strip products, as well as grain-oriented electrical steel sheets. This segment serves oil and gas, chemical process industry, electrical energy, automotive, food processing equipment and appliances, construction and mining, electronics, communication equipment and computers, and aerospace and defense markets. The company sells its products through direct sales and independent representatives. Allegheny Technologies Incorporated was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Scott Rubin]

    Notable gainers included Linear Technology Corporation(NASDAQ: LLTC), which jumped 29 percent on an announced buyout, and Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: ATI), which climbed nearly 19 percent on the day. Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) fell 15 percent after earnings and Air Methods Corp (NASDAQ: AIRM) fell nearly 12 percent after the company said its Q2 results would miss expectations.

Hot Electric Utility Stocks To Buy For 2017: CSX Corporation(CSX)

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, incorporated on November 15, 1978, is a transportation company. The Company provides rail-based transportation services, including rail service and the transport of intermodal containers and trailers. The Company serves approximately three lines of business, such as merchandise business, coal business and intermodal business. The Company’s operating subsidiary, CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), provides a link to the transportation supply chain through its approximately 21,000-route mile rail network, which serves population centers in approximately 20 states east of the Mississippi River, the District of Columbia and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. It has access to over 70 ocean, river and lake port terminals along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, the Mississippi River, the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway. The Company’s intermodal business links customers to railroads through trucks and terminals. CSXT als o serves production and distribution facilities through track connections to approximately 240 short-line and regional railroads.

The Company’s merchandise business consists of shipments in the diverse markets, such as agricultural products, phosphates and fertilizers, food and consumer, chemicals, automotive, metals, forest products, minerals, and waste and equipment. The Company’s coal business transports domestic coal, coke and iron ore to electricity-generating power plants, steel manufacturers and industrial plants, as well as exports coal to deep-water port facilities. The Company’s intermodal business combines the rail transportation with the short-haul flexibility of trucks and offers long-haul trucking. The Company’s intermodal business serves all markets, which are located in east of the Mississippi River, and transports manufactured consumer goods in containers. The Company provides customers with truck-like service for longer shipments.

In addition to CSXT, the Company’s subsidiaries include CSX ! Intermodal Terminals, Inc. (CSX Intermodal Terminals), Total Distribution Services, Inc. (TDSI), Transflo Terminal Services, Inc. (Transflo), CSX Technology, Inc. (CSX Technology) and other subsidiaries. CSX Intermodal Terminals owns and operates a system of intermodal terminals, predominantly in the eastern United States, and also performs drayage services (the pickup and delivery of intermodal shipments) for certain customers and trucking dispatch operations. TDSI serves the automotive industry with distribution centers and storage locations. Transflo transfers products from rail to trucks. The Transflo markets are chemicals and agriculture, which include shipments of plastics and ethanol. CSX Technology and other subsidiaries provide support services for the Company. CSX’s other holdings include CSX Real Property, Inc., a subsidiary responsible for the Company’s operating and non-operating real estate sales, leasing, acquisition, and management and development activities.

The Company competes with Norfolk Southern Railway.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX) reported in-line earnings for its first quarter, but the company missed analysts’ sales estimates. CSX shares gained 0.44 percent to $25.10 in after-hours trading.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $2.68 billion.

    ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $141.07 million.

Hot Electric Utility Stocks To Buy For 2017: Marathon Oil Corporation(MRO)

Marathon Oil Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an international energy company with operations in the United States, Canada, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. It operates through three segments: Exploration and Production, Oil Sands Mining, and Integrated Gas. The Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets liquid hydrocarbons and natural gas. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta, Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. The Integrated Gas segment markets and transports products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquified natural gas and methanol. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Deutsche Bank’s Ryan Todd and team explain why they raised their price targets on four oil exploration companies–Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD), Devon Energy (DVN), Marathon Oil (MRO), and EOG Resources (EOG):

  • [By Matt Egan]

    Before Tuesday, Big Oil’s credit ratings had been left largely intact by S&P. But with oil sinking back to $30 a barrel, the ratings firm took action by downgrading Chevron (CVX), EOG Resources (EOG), Apache (APA), Devon Energy (DVN), Hess (HES), Marathon Oil (MRO), Murphy Oil (MUR), Continental Resources (CLR) and Southwestern Energy (SWN).

  • [By Joshua Bondy]

    The smaller players
    Marathon Oil (NYSE: MRO  ) recently spun off its downstream assets into Marathon Petroleum. Marathon Oil’s development of the Bakken and Eagle Ford are the main changes boosting its production volumes. Year-over-year, its second quarter U.S. volumes increased 38%. The Eagle Ford alone averaged 80 Mboepd and the Bakken averaged 39 Mboepd.

Hot Electric Utility Stocks To Buy For 2017: 8×8 Inc(EGHT)

8×8, Inc. develops and markets telecommunications services for Internet protocol (IP), telephony, and video applications. The company offers 8×8 Virtual Office Business Telephone Service, an alternative to traditional private branch exchange systems that offers automated attendants to assist callers; extension-to-extension dialing services; direct inward dial; conference bridge, 3-way calling, music on hold, call park/pick-up, call transfer, hunt groups, and do not disturb services; voice mail, including email alerts and direct transfer to mailbox; call waiting/caller-ID; distinctive tone ringing; and optional receptionist console applications. Its products also include 8×8 Complete Contact Center, an integrated hosted call center solution that consists of skill-based routing, multi-media management, real time monitoring and reporting, voice recording and logging, historical reporting, interactive voice response, CRM integration, and contact and case management tools; 8×8 IP Telephones; 8×8 Virtual Meeting, a video Web conferencing service; and 8×8 Managed Hosting and Cloud-Based Computing Solutions. In addition, the company offers 8×8 Virtual Office Pro Unified Communications that allows subscribers to manage business communications functions online and delivers various tools, such as Microsoft Outlook contacts and corporate directory integration; virtual meeting; Virtual Office Mobile extension; fax; call recording; presence management; and a view of voicemails, recordings, FAX messages, calls, and chat history. The company markets its services under 8×8 brand to end users through direct sales force, Web site, and third party resellers primarily in the United States. As of June 30, 2011, it had approximately 25,000 business customers. 8×8, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, telecommunications services shares gained by 0.42 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included 8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), up 4 percent, and NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE: NQ), up 2 percent.

10 Best Valued Stocks To Invest In 2016

Ask any political junkie, and they’ll tell you that the 2016 presidential campaign has been one of the strangest they’ve ever experienced. The rise of billionaire/reality TV star Donald Trump and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, the wild and woolly TV debates, and how wrong the pundits have been at predicting anything has been unprecedented.

See Also: How the Presidential Election Will Affect the Stock Market

But if we set aside the drama, we may discover that the most important thing we can learn from this election has nothing to do with the candidates. Instead, the most important takeaways are how the two mega-forces of globalization and demographics have changed our country and the influence they will have for years to come. Investors would be wise to pay attention.

We’re Living In A Global Village

First let’s look at globalization. We’ve heard a lot of talk about trade, trade agreements and jobs from the candidates, but unless you’ve been personally affected, much of it seems more abstract than real. So let’s make it real.

10 Best Valued Stocks To Invest In 2016: Territorial Bancorp Inc.(TBNK)

Territorial Bancorp Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Territorial Savings Bank, a federally-chartered savings bank that provides a range of financial services to individuals, families, and businesses in Hawaii. It involves in accepting deposits from the general public and investing those deposits together with funds generated from operations and borrowings in loans and investment securities. The company?s deposit products include passbook and statement savings accounts, certificates of deposits, money market accounts, commercial and regular checking accounts, and NOW accounts. Its loan products include one-to-four-family residential mortgage loans; home equity loans and lines of credit; construction, commercial, and other non-residential real estate loans; consumer loans; and multi-family mortgage loans. The company, through its subsidiary, Territorial Financial Services, Inc., also engages in insurance agency activities. In addition, it provides various non-d eposit investments, including annuities and mutual funds through a third-party broker-dealer. As of December 31, 2010, the company operated 26 full-service branch offices in Hawaii. The company was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ: TBNK) shares touched a new 52-week low of $21.31. Territorial Bancorp shares have dropped 9.43% over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 16.18% in the same period.

10 Best Valued Stocks To Invest In 2016: Plains All American Pipeline L.P.(PAA)

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., through its subsidiaries, engages in the transportation, storage, terminalling, and marketing of crude oil, refined products, and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) products in the United States and Canada. The company operates in three segments: Transportation, Facilities, and Supply and Logistics. The Transportation segment transports crude oil and refined products on pipelines, gathering systems, trucks, and barges. As of December 31, 2011, this segment owned and leased 16,000 miles of active crude oil and refined products pipelines and gathering systems; 23 million barrels of above-ground tank capacity used primarily to facilitate pipeline throughput; 67 trucks and 382 trailers; and 82 transport and storage barges, and 44 transport tugs. The Facilities segment provides storage, terminalling, and throughput services for crude oil, refined products, and LPG and natural gas, as well as offers LPG fractionation and isomerization, and natural gas processing services. The Supply and Logistics segment purchases crude oil at the wellhead, and pipeline and terminal facilities; waterborne cargoes at their load port and various other locations in transit; and LPG from producers, refiners, and other marketers. This segment also resells or exchanges crude oil and LPG; and transports oil and LPG on trucks, barges, railcars, pipelines, and ocean-going vessels to various delivery points. It has 622 trucks and 731 trailers, and 2,453 railcars. The company also owns and operates natural gas storage facilities. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Callum Turcan]

    All American crude
    Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE: PAA  ) is also investing in Texas, and it recently snatched up some of Chesapeake’sassets in the Eagle Ford for $125 million . Plains bought 40 miles of pipelines, 15,000 barrels of existing storage capacity, 300,000 barrels of storage under construction and a truck unloadingterminal.

5 Best Healthcare Equipment Stocks To Own Right Now: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation(AMTD)

 

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation provides securities brokerage services and related technology-based financial services to retail investors, traders, and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) in the United States. Its products and services include tdameritrade.com Web Platform for self-directed retail investors; Trade Architect, a Web-based platform that enables active investors and traders identify opportunities and stay informed; thinkorswim, a desktop platform for traders; and TD Ameritrade Mobile, which allows on-the-go investors and traders to trade and monitor accounts from Web-enabled mobile devices. The company also offers TD Ameritrade Institutional that provides brokerage and custody services to approximately 5,000 independent RIAs and their clients; TD Ameritrade Apex, which offers various services to retail clients; Investools, a suite of investor education products and services for stock, option, fore ign exchange, futures, mutual fund, and fixed-income investors; Amerivest, an advisory service that develops portfolios of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds; AdvisorDirect, a national referral service for investors, who wish to engage the services of an independent RIA; and TD Ameritrade Corporate Services that provide self-directed brokerage services to employees of corporations. In addition, it offers various retail brokerage products and services, such as common and preferred stocks; ETFs; options; futures; foreign exchange; mutual funds; fixed income products; primary and secondary offerings of fixed income securities, closed-end funds, and preferred stocks; margin lending; cash management services; and annuities. The company provides its services primarily through the Internet, a network of retail branches, mobile trading applications, interactive voice response, and registered representatives through telephone. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. TD Ameritra! de Holding Corporation operates as a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Smith]

    Although we were not surprised by the move yesterday we did not take an overly aggressive stance in positioning the portfolio to benefit from the Fed not tapering. We were long, but we did not initiate any trades solely for the purpose to benefit from the announcement. We are more interested in the long-term wealth building of portfolios right now and as such believe that readers should look to our recent winners that had pullbacks yesterday as buying opportunities. Specifically, we like Ameritrade (AMTD), Charles Schwab (SCHW) and MetLife (MET) which all saw pullbacks ranging from 2.5% to a bit over 5.5% in yesterday’s session. We highlighted the discount brokers as a sector to watch right before the latest takeoff and our belief is that although rates remain unchanged the brokerage business will continue to perform strongly. The next big move up will be as rates rise, but even if one has to wait for this move it will be well worth it for one’s portfolio.

10 Best Valued Stocks To Invest In 2016: Cummins Inc.(CMI)

Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and services diesel and natural gas engines, electric power generation systems, and engine-related component products worldwide. It operates in four segments: Engine, Power Generation, Components, and Distribution. The Engine segment offers a range of diesel and natural gas powered engines under the Cummins and other customer brand names for the heavy-and medium-duty truck, bus, recreational vehicle, light-duty automotive, agricultural, construction, mining, marine, oil and gas, rail, and governmental equipment markets. This segment also provides new parts and service, as well as remanufactured parts and engines. The Power Generation segment offers power generation systems, components, and services, including diesel, natural gas, gasoline, and alternative-fuel electrical generator sets for use in recreational vehicles, commercial vehicles, recreational marine applications, and home stand-by or residential applications. This segment also provides components that make up power generation systems, such as engines, controls, alternators, transfer switches, and switchgears. The Components segment supplies filtration products, turbochargers, aftertreatment systems, intake and exhaust systems, and fuel systems for commercial diesel applications. This segment offers filtration and exhaust systems for on-and off-highway heavy-duty and mid-range equipment, as well as supplies filtration products for industrial and passenger car applications. This segment also develops after treatment and exhaust systems to help customers meet emissions standards and fuel systems. The Distribution segment provides parts and services, as well as service solutions, including maintenance contracts, engineering services, and integrated products. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and other customers. Cummins Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Columbus, Indiana.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    Early on Wednesday, analysts at both UBS and BMO Capital raised their price targets and earnings estimates on diesel engines manufacturer Cummins Inc. (CMI).

    The analysts at UBS raised the numbers on CMI to reflect better growth from market positions and new products. As such, they now see shares of CMI reaching $146, which suggests a 10.6% upside to the stock’s Tuesday closing price of $131.96.

    At BMO Capital, the analysts raised CMI’s earnings estimates through 2015 as distribution acquisitions should add to earnings. Furthermore, the analysts rate CMI as “Outperform” and see shares reaching $146 as well.

    Cummins shares were down 20 cents, or 0.15%, during pre-market trading on Wednesday. The stock is up 21.79% year-to-date.

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    Diesel Engines maker Cummins Inc. (CMI) had its price target and earnings estimates raised by analysts at Jefferies on Thursday, following a positive analyst day.

    The analysts rate CMI as “Hold” and now see shares reaching $130, which suggests a slight downside to the stock’s Wednesday closing price of $133.72.

    Cummins shares were up 46 cents, or 0.34%, during morning trading on Thursday. The stock is up 23.51% year-to-date.

10 Best Valued Stocks To Invest In 2016: HD Supply Holdings, Inc.(HDS)

 

HD Supply Holdings, Inc. operates as an industrial distributor in North America. The companys Facilities Maintenance segment offers electrical and lighting items, plumbing, appliances, janitorial supplies, hardware, kitchen and bath cabinets, window coverings, textiles and guest amenities, healthcare maintenance, and water and wastewater treatment products, as well as heating, ventilating, and air conditioning products. Its Waterworks segment provides pipes, fittings, valves, hydrants, and meters for use in the construction, maintenance, and repair of water and waste-water systems, as well as fire-protection systems; and smart meters, fusible piping solutions, and engineered treatment plant products and services. The companys Power Solutions segment distributes electrical transmission and distribution products, and power plant maintenance, repair, and operations supplies and smart-grid products; and arranges materials mana gement and procurement outsourcing for the power generation and distribution industries. Its Construction & IndustrialWhite Cap segment offers tilt-up brace systems, forming and shoring systems, concrete chemicals, hand and power tools, rebar, ladders, safety and fall arrest equipment, screws and fasteners, sealants and adhesives, drainage pipes, geo-synthetics, erosion and sediment control equipment, and other engineered materials. The company also provides floorings, cabinets, countertops, and window coverings, as well as design center services; and light remodeling and construction supplies, kitchen and bath cabinets, windows, plumbing materials, electrical equipment, and other products. It serves contractors, maintenance professionals, home builders, industrial businesses, and government entities. The company was formerly known as HDS Investment Holding, Inc. and changed its name to HD Supply Holdings, Inc. in April 2013. HD Supply Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in At lanta, Georgia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    HD Supply Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: HDS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $1.63 billion.

    JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: JASO) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.68 per share on revenue of $683.29 million.

10 Best Valued Stocks To Invest In 2016: Marathon Oil Corporation(MRO)

Marathon Oil Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an international energy company with operations in the United States, Canada, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. It operates through three segments: Exploration and Production, Oil Sands Mining, and Integrated Gas. The Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets liquid hydrocarbons and natural gas. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta, Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. The Integrated Gas segment markets and transports products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquified natural gas and methanol. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matt Egan]

    Before Tuesday, Big Oil’s credit ratings had been left largely intact by S&P. But with oil sinking back to $30 a barrel, the ratings firm took action by downgrading Chevron (CVX), EOG Resources (EOG), Apache (APA), Devon Energy (DVN), Hess (HES), Marathon Oil (MRO), Murphy Oil (MUR), Continental Resources (CLR) and Southwestern Energy (SWN).

10 Best Valued Stocks To Invest In 2016: Pinnacle West Capital Corporation(PNW)

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides retail and wholesale electric services primarily in the State of Arizona. The company involves in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity through coal, nuclear, gas and oil, and solar resources. It also offers energy-related products and services, such as energy master planning, energy use consultation and facility audits, cogeneration analysis and installation, and project management with a focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy to commercial and industrial retail customers in the western United States. In addition, the company owns minority interests in various energy-related investments and Arizona community-based ventures; and develops residential, commercial, and industrial real estate projects in Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico, and Utah. As of December 31, 2010, it owned or leased approximately 6,290 mega watts of regulated generation capacity; and serviced approximately 1.1 million customers. Pinnacle West Capital Corporation was founded in 1920 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Iron Mountain has gained 2.6% to $26.55 at 3:05 p.m., making it the fourth-best performer in the S&P 500, ahead of WPX Energy (WPX), which has gained 2.4% to $19.94, Pinnacle West Capital (PNW), which has gained 2.3% to $53.55 and Dominion Resources (D), which has risen 2.1% to $59.85.

10 Best Valued Stocks To Invest In 2016: Ctrip.com International, Ltd.(CTRP)

 

Ctrip.com International, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides travel services for hotel accommodations, transportation ticketing services, packaged tours, and corporate travel management in the Peoples Republic of China. It also offers independent leisure travelers bundled packaged-tour products, including group tours, semi-group tours, and private tours or packaged tours with various transportation arrangements, such as cruise, bus, or self-driving. In addition, the company provides integrated transportation and accommodation services; various value-added services, including transportation at destinations and tickets, insurance, visa services, and tour guides; supplier management and customer relationship management services; and car rental services. Further, it offers Internet-related advertising, aviation and train insurance selling, air-ticket delivery, online check-in, and online seat selection and flight dyna mics services; and sells Property Management System, a hotel information software, as well as provides related maintenance services. Ctrip.com International, Ltd. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the Peoples Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: CTRP) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $2.81 billion.

    Cheetah Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE: CMCM) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.87 per share on revenue of $1.14 billion.

10 Best Valued Stocks To Invest In 2016: SK TELECOM ADR EACH REP 1/9 KRW500(CIT)

SK Telecom Co., Ltd. provides wireless telecommunications services using code division multiple access (CDMA) and wide-band CDMA technologies. It offers cellular voice services, such as wireless voice transmission services; and wireless global roaming services. The company also provides wireless data transmission services, such as wireless Internet access services, which allow subscribers to access online digital contents and services, as well as to send and receive text and multimedia messages. In addition, it offers broadband Internet and fixed-line telephone services, such as video-on-demand and IP TV services; and local, domestic, and international long-distance fixed-line telephone services to residential and commercial subscribers. Further, the company provides wireless entertainment-related contents and services, wireless finance-related contents and m-commerce services, and wireless news and search services; and international calling services, such as direct-dial, pre and post paid card calling services, bundled services for corporate customers, voice services using Internet protocol, Web-to-phone services, and data services. Additionally, it offers satellite digital media broadcasting services; telematics services; and fixed-line and online community portal services. The company also operates 11th Street, an online shopping mall; and T Store, an online open marketplace for mobile applications. As of March 31, 2011, SK Telecom Co. had 26 million wireless subscribers. It has strategic alliances with Bridge Alliance; Orange SA; Telecom Italia Mobile S.p.A.; T-Mobile International AG & Co; and Teliasonera Mobile Networks AB. The company was formerly known as Korea Mobile Telecommunications Co., Ltd. and changed its name to SK Telecom Co., Ltd. in March 1997. SK Telecom Co., Ltd. was founded in 1984 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Abramowicz]

    There was this maturity wall that people were terrified of, said Neil Wessan, the group head of New York-based CIT Group Inc. (CIT)s capital markets unit. Thats been spread out over a much broader period of time.

10 Best Valued Stocks To Invest In 2016: Statoil ASA(STO)

 

Statoil ASA, an energy company, explores for, produces, transports, refines, and markets petroleum and petroleum-derived products, and other forms of energy in Norway and internationally. The company operates through Development and Production Norway; Development and Production International; Marketing, Midstream and Processing; and Other segments. It owns exploration licenses in Norway, North America, South America and sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, Europe and Asia, and the Oceania. The company also transports, processes, manufactures, markets, and trades oil and gas commodities, such as crude, condensate, gas liquids, products, natural gas, and liquefied natural gas (LNG); markets and trades electricity and emission rights; and operates refineries, gas processing plants, LNG plant, methanol plant, and crude oil terminals. In addition, the company develops offshore wind, and carbon capture and storage projects, as well as offers other renewable energy and low-carbon energy solutions. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved reserves of 5,060 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was formerly known as StatoilHydro ASA and changed its name to Statoil ASA in November 2009. Statoil ASA was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Stavanger, Norway.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Should oil prices recover, we believe that deepwater drilling activity growth should lag growth in US shale activity, as project economics is generally better in US shales, and E&Ps involved in US shales are generally quicker to react. Deepwater activity is largely comprises a handful of companies (Petrobras (PBR), Statoil (STO), Total (TOT), Shell (RDS.A), BP (BP), ONGC, ExxonMobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX)) and it is unlikely that these companies can meaningfully increase their rig demand in a short period of time to absorb the current oversupply. Thus, should oil prices rise in 2018, rig demand may increase, but likely not enough to tighten the market, given that supply equaling 43% of current working rig count is stacked and new supply equaling 25% of working rig count is under-construction and should be entering the market in the coming years. As a result, while we expect some improvement in rig utilization owing to rig retirements, it will unlikely be strong enough to meaningfully improve rates in 2018 above spot levels. Any demand increase in the interim could slow rig retirements materially, and be self-defeating. We thus are Sell rated on Transocean, Atwood and Noble.

  • [By Cameron Swinehart]

    Going forward I will be looking to add investments on my watchlist and trim other positions. It will be interesting to see how an overweight commodity portfolio will perform relative to the rest of the market.

     Cost Basis# SharesCurrent Price% of PortfolioCurrent ValueReturnMetal/Miners      Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHYS)$12.4985$11.043.75%$938.40-13.13%Sprott Physical Silver Trust (PSLV)$7.95125$8.744.37%$1,092.509.04%FreePort-McMoran (FCX)$31.6731$33.874.20%$1,049.976.50%Ishares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (RING)$13.0695$10.644.04%$1,010.80-22.74%Energy      Statoil ASA(STO)$21.7940$22.683.63%$907.203.92%Vanguard Natural Resources LLC (VNR)$27.5636$27.874.01%$1,003.321.11%ConocoPhillips (COP)$63.6822.43$71.006.37%$1,592.5310.31%Agriculture      CVR Partner LP (UAN)$26.3630.9$18.932.34%$584.94-39.25%Adecoagro$6.78125$7.443.72%$930.008.87%Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM)$34.80 30$37.244.47%$1,117.206.55%Mixed Commodity      Powershares DB Commodity Index (DBC)$26.3540$25.954.15%$1,038.00-1.54%Sprott Resource Corp$3.34400$2.714.34%$1,084.00-23.25%    Total % of portfolio49.40%               Cost Basis12,666.00      Current Value12,348.86      Return-2.50%  Source: Investing For The Future Surge In Commodity Prices

    Disclosure: I am long ADM, FCX, UAN, AGRO, RING, VNR, SCPZF.PK, COP, DBC, PHYS, PSLV. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article. (More…)

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    NORW reflects Norway's oil exposure. The ETF allocates nearly 28.8 percent of its weight to the energy, 870 basis points more than it devotes to its second-largest sector exposure, financial services. State-run Statoil ASA(ADR) (NYSE: STO) is NORW's largest individual holding at a weight of 15.3 percent, or 560 basis points more than NORW allocates to its second-largest holding.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We believe that the equity market has neutralised much of its underweight energy positioning in 4Q/1Q, but was caught by the sharp rally in crude from end-January. Our base-case sees oil prices still higher by end-2016 (we see >$50/bbl), albeit with a choppy 2Q likely ahead. In this scenario a modest, rather than fully-fledged price-recovery we continue to place a lot of importance on self-help in driving ROE expansion (as opposed to relying simply on oil-leverage). Value-adjusted, we like the self-help stories around Total, Chevron, Statoil (STO), Royal Dutch Shell and Eni (E) in the group. Total is on the Citi European Focus list.

10 Best Defensive Stocks To Buy For 2016

Related LEA The Market In 5 Minutes: The Madness Continues 'Compelling Buying Opportunity' In Auto Parts, UBS Claims

Auto-parts supplier Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA) is urging United Auto Workers to agree to lower wages for bringing jobs from Mexico back to Detroit, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

“If a deal is struck, about 1,000 jobs initially could be filled at Motown parts facilities owned by a variety of suppliers, not just Lear,” the WSJ quoted Lear CEO Matt Simoncini having said in an interview.

Related Link: “Compelling Buying Opportunity” In Auto Parts, UBS Claims

According to the report, since 2010, Lear’s Mexican total hourly workforce has jumped 70 percent, and now sits at 46,600.

10 Best Defensive Stocks To Buy For 2016: Flowserve Corporation(FLS)

 

Flowserve Corporation designs, manufactures, distributes, and services industrial flow management equipment worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Engineered Product Division (EPD), Industrial Product Division (IPD), and Flow Control Division (FCD). The EPD segment offers custom and other engineered pumps and pump systems, mechanical seals, auxiliary systems, replacement parts, and related equipment and services, as well as manufactures gas-lubricated mechanical seals used in high-speed compressors. The IPD segment designs, manufactures, distributes, and services pre-configured engineered pumps and pump systems, including submersible motors for industrial markets. The FCD segment provides industrial valve and automation solutions comprising isolation and control valves, actuation, controls, and related equipment; and energy management products, such as steam traps, boiler controls and condensate, and energy re covery systems. Its products are used to control, direct, and manage the flow of liquids and gases. The company also offers aftermarket equipment services consisting of installation, advanced diagnostics, repair, and retrofitting. It primarily serves oil and gas, chemical, power generation, and water management markets, as well as general industries that include mining and ore processing, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, food and beverage, and other smaller applications. The company distributes its products through direct sales, distributors, and sales representatives. Flowserve Corporation was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Damon Churchwell]

    Increasing sales and margins
    A second, even larger, flow technology company to consider is Flowserve (NYSE: FLS  ) . The company’s flow control systems are utilized by a wide range of industries, led by oil & gas, chemicals, and power generation.

10 Best Defensive Stocks To Buy For 2016: Microchip Technology Incorporated(MCHP)

Microchip Technology Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor products for various embedded control applications. It offers a family of microcontroller products that include 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers; and 16-bit dsPIC digital signal controllers, which feature on-board flash memory technology. The company also provides a set of application development tools that enable system designers to program a PIC microcontroller and dsPIC DSC for specific applications. In addition, it offers analog and interface products, which consist of various families with approximately 600 power management, linear, mixed-signal, thermal management, safety and security, and interface products. Further, the company provides memory products comprising serial electrically erasable programmable read-only memory. Its products are used in various applications in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, and industrial contr ol markets. Microchip Technology Incorporated markets its products primarily through a network of direct sales personnel and distributors in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Chandler, Arizona.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Beth Piskora]

    They are listed below:

    Altera (ALTR)yielding 1.7%

    Apple (AAPL)yielding 2.5%

    Applied Materials (AMAT)yielding 2.6%

    Cisco (CSCO)yielding 2.9%

    EMC Corp. (EMC)yielding 1.5%

    International Business Machines (IBM)yielding 2.0%

    KLA-Tencor (KLAC)yielding 3.2%

    Microchip Technology (MCHP)yielding 3.6%

    Oracle (ORCL)yielding 1.5%

    Qualcomm (QCOM)yielding 2.1%

    Texas Instruments (TXN)yielding 2.9%

    Xilinx (XLNX)yielding 2.3%

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Top Casino Companies To Invest In 2016: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras(PBR)

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. primarily engages in oil and natural gas exploration and production, refining, trade, and transportation businesses. The company?s Exploration and Production segment involves in the exploration, production, development, and production of oil, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and natural gas in Brazil. This segment supplies its products to the refineries in Brazil, as well as sells surplus petroleum and byproducts in domestic and foreign markets. Its Supply segment engages in the refining, logistics, transportation, and trade of oil and oil products; export of ethanol; and extraction and processing of schist, as well as holds interests in companies of the petrochemical sector in Brazil. The Gas and Energy segment involves in the transportation and trade of natural gas produced in or imported into Brazil; transportation and trade of LNG; and generation and trade of electric power. In addition, the segment has interests in natural gas transportation and d istribution companies; and thermoelectric power stations in Brazil, as well engages in fertilizer business. The Distribution segment distributes oil products, ethanol, and compressed natural gas in Brazil. The International segment involves in the exploration and production of oil and gas, as well as in supplying, gas and energy, and distribution operations in the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Further, the company involves in biofuel production business. Petroleo Brasileiro was founded in 1953 and is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Should oil prices recover, we believe that deepwater drilling activity growth should lag growth in US shale activity, as project economics is generally better in US shales, and E&Ps involved in US shales are generally quicker to react. Deepwater activity is largely comprises a handful of companies (Petrobras (PBR), Statoil (STO), Total (TOT), Shell (RDS.A), BP (BP), ONGC, ExxonMobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX)) and it is unlikely that these companies can meaningfully increase their rig demand in a short period of time to absorb the current oversupply. Thus, should oil prices rise in 2018, rig demand may increase, but likely not enough to tighten the market, given that supply equaling 43% of current working rig count is stacked and new supply equaling 25% of working rig count is under-construction and should be entering the market in the coming years. As a result, while we expect some improvement in rig utilization owing to rig retirements, it will unlikely be strong enough to meaningfully improve rates in 2018 above spot levels. Any demand increase in the interim could slow rig retirements materially, and be self-defeating. We thus are Sell rated on Transocean, Atwood and Noble.

10 Best Defensive Stocks To Buy For 2016: SK TELECOM ADR EACH REP 1/9 KRW500(CIT)

SK Telecom Co., Ltd. provides wireless telecommunications services using code division multiple access (CDMA) and wide-band CDMA technologies. It offers cellular voice services, such as wireless voice transmission services; and wireless global roaming services. The company also provides wireless data transmission services, such as wireless Internet access services, which allow subscribers to access online digital contents and services, as well as to send and receive text and multimedia messages. In addition, it offers broadband Internet and fixed-line telephone services, such as video-on-demand and IP TV services; and local, domestic, and international long-distance fixed-line telephone services to residential and commercial subscribers. Further, the company provides wireless entertainment-related contents and services, wireless finance-related contents and m-commerce services, and wireless news and search services; and international calling services, such as direct-dial, pre and post paid card calling services, bundled services for corporate customers, voice services using Internet protocol, Web-to-phone services, and data services. Additionally, it offers satellite digital media broadcasting services; telematics services; and fixed-line and online community portal services. The company also operates 11th Street, an online shopping mall; and T Store, an online open marketplace for mobile applications. As of March 31, 2011, SK Telecom Co. had 26 million wireless subscribers. It has strategic alliances with Bridge Alliance; Orange SA; Telecom Italia Mobile S.p.A.; T-Mobile International AG & Co; and Teliasonera Mobile Networks AB. The company was formerly known as Korea Mobile Telecommunications Co., Ltd. and changed its name to SK Telecom Co., Ltd. in March 1997. SK Telecom Co., Ltd. was founded in 1984 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Abramowicz]

    There was this maturity wall that people were terrified of, said Neil Wessan, the group head of New York-based CIT Group Inc. (CIT)s capital markets unit. Thats been spread out over a much broader period of time.

10 Best Defensive Stocks To Buy For 2016: Ascent Capital Group, Inc.(ASCMA)

 

Ascent Capital Group, Inc., through its subsidiary, Monitronics International, Inc., provides security alarm monitoring and related services to residential and business subscribers in the United States and Canada. The company monitors signals arising from burglaries, fires, medical alerts, and other events through security systems at subscribers premises. It offers a range of residential security services, including hands-free two-way interactive voice communication with the monitoring center, cellular options, and an interactive service option, which allows the customer to control their security system remotely using a computer or mobile device. The company also provides third party contract monitoring services to other security alarm companies for monitoring their accounts on a wholesale basis. It markets and sells its products through a network of authorized dealers. The company was formerly known as Ascent Media Corporat ion and changed its name to Ascent Capital Group, Inc. in July 2011. Ascent Capital Group, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ian Wyatt, Publisher & Chief Investment Strategist, Wyatt Investment Research]

    Both of these stocks are overlooked, undervalued, and cash flow machines. The companies are Ascent Capital Group (ASCMA) and Covanta Holdings (CVA).

10 Best Defensive Stocks To Buy For 2016: Canterbury Park Holding Corporation(CPHC)

Canterbury Park Holding Corporation conducts pari-mutuel wagering operations and hosts unbanked card games at its Canterbury Park racetrack and card room facility in Shakopee, Minnesota. The company operates in three segments: Horse Racing, Card Room, and Concessions. The Horse Racing segment operates year-round pari-mutuel wagering on simulcast horse races, and live thoroughbred and quarter horse races held on a seasonal basis. The Card Room segment offers unbanked card games, which include poker and casino games. The Concessions segment provides food and beverage services for simulcast and live racing, and the card room, as well as for the special events. The company also offers facilities for special events, such as snowmobile races, arts and crafts shows, trade shows, concerts, fundraisers, automobile shows and competitions, vehicle and boat storage, and private parties. In addition, it provides advertising signage space; leases excess parking lot space for various aut omotive activities and vehicle storage; and sells various daily pari-mutuel publications. Canterbury Park Holding Corporation was founded in 1994 and is based in Shakopee, Minnesota.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sally Jones]

    Canterbury Park Holding Corporation (CPHC) Market Cap $46.35 Million

    Canterbury Park Holding Corporation is up 2% over 12 months. The company has a market cap of $46.35 million; its trades around $11.16 with a P/E ratio of 59.30 and a P/B of 1.70.

10 Best Defensive Stocks To Buy For 2016: Nordstrom Inc.(JWN)

Nordstrom, Inc., a fashion specialty retailer, offers apparel, shoes, cosmetics, and accessories for women, men, and children in the United States. It offers a selection of brand name and private label merchandise. The company sells its products through various channels, including Nordstrom full-line stores, off-price Nordstrom Rack stores, Jeffrey? boutiques, treasure & bond, and Last Chance clearance stores; and its online store, nordstrom.com, as well as through catalog. Nordstrom also provides a private label card, two Nordstrom VISA credit cards, and a debit card for Nordstrom purchases. The company?s credit and debit cards feature a shopping-based loyalty program. As of September 30, 2011, it operated 222 stores, including 117 full-line stores, 101 Nordstrom Racks, 2 Jeffrey boutiques, 1 treasure & bond store, and 1 clearance store in 30 states. The company was founded in 1901 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) was down, falling around 7 percent to $49.15 after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Thursday.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    While all retailers with an e-commerce business are exposed to these secular changes to some degree, those with a higher e-commerce penetration are more exposed, sooner. On the brick & mortar operations side, those retailers with the lowest wage rates are likely to be most impact by the essentially industry-wide wage increases brought on by Wal-Mart Stores (WMT); these retailers may see more incremental growth in their SG&A dollars from increased wage pressure. While Macy’s (M) appears to be in the worst challenged position, earlier this year the company announced initiatives to decrease their cost base by $400 mn, along with their longer term goal of reducing expenses by $500 mn by ’18. Even Nordstrom (JWN) appears to have begun to react with a major layoff recently in their technology team. Dillard’s (DDS) is likely least impacted, as it has a low e-commerce penetration as well as fairly competitive average wages.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of Kohl’s have tumbled 16% to $43.04 at 11:28 a.m. today, while Macy’s (M) has dropped 2.6% to $40.56, and Nordstrom (JWN) has fallen 5.7% to $47.64.

  • [By Kristen Scholer]

    Nordstrom Inc.(JWN) shares are on saleagain.

    Shares of the department store are down as much as 12% to $46.65Friday after Nordstrom reported holiday-quarter earnings and sales that missed expectations and gave a downbeat outlook for the full year. The stock is set for its worst intraday drop since it last reported earnings in November, when shares fell as much as 21% after the retailer posted disappointing results and cut its profit and sales forecasts.

10 Best Defensive Stocks To Buy For 2016: Halliburton Company(HAL)

Halliburton Company provides various products and services to the energy industry for the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas worldwide. It operates in two segments, Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation. The Completion and Production segment offers production enhancement services, completion tools and services, cementing services, and Boots & Coots. Its production enhancement services include stimulation and sand control services; completion tools and services comprise subsurface safety valves and flow control equipment, surface safety systems, packers and specialty completion equipment, intelligent completion systems, expandable liner hanger systems, sand control systems, well servicing tools, and reservoir performance services; cementing services consist of bonding the well and well casing, while isolating fluid zones and maximizing wellbore stability, and casing equipment; and Boots & Coots include well intervention services , pressure control, equipment rental tools and services, and pipeline and process services. The Drilling and Evaluation segment provides field and reservoir modeling, drilling, evaluation, and wellbore placement solutions that enable customers to model, measure, and optimize their well construction activities. Its services comprise fluid services, drilling services, drill bits, wireline and perforating services, testing and subsea services, software and asset solutions, and integrated project management and consulting services. The company serves independent, integrated, and national oil companies. Halliburton Company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    FBR’s Thomas Curran and Mark Kelley contend that Halliburton (HAL) and Baker Hughes (BHI) will need General Electric’s (GE) help if their merger–blocked yesterday by the Department of Justice–is to succeed:

    Associated Press

    Confirming the past week’s media reports, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced yesterday, April 6, that it will sue to block the Halliburton-Baker Hughes merger. Based on our initial take, the crux of the DOJ’s objection is that Halliburton’s proposal does not create an adequate replacement for Baker Hughes. In an immediate press release,Halliburton replied that the two companies will “vigorously contest” the DOJ’s case; and, as both stocks rose in an oil price surgefueled group rally, the spread actually narrowed modestly. We suspect the spread’s move from $18.17 (implied gross return of 46.2%) to $16.98 (39.7%) reflected surprise by some thatHalliburton believes it still has a case. Cognizant of the now much lower odds of closing, we still like BHI’s risk/reward here: Should the deal fail, it will benefit from the $3.5B breakup fee, with the ability to fully implement restructuring initiatives that have bee n constrained by the merger agreement ($100M in 4Q15, or 300 bps of margin) and a spreading perception that it is back in play; should the deal succeed, the stock will deliver a 40% return, all else constant, within three to four months…

    Any “Hail Mary” solution still likely relies on GE Oil & Gas (GE). Based on the trail of evidence to date, we presume the “prospective buyer” that Halliburton has had “lengthy discussions” with is General Electric. We have long held that, should the deal succeed, it will be because General Electric agrees to buy most, if not all, of the assets; we believe the DOJ’s complaint reinforces this view.

    Shares of Halliburton have dropped 1.2% to $36

  • [By Tony Daltorio]

    The biggest oilfield service companies should get a big lift from the boom, Moors said. That includes Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE: SLB), Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL), Weatherford International Ltd. (NYSE: WFT), and Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI).

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of Halliburton (HAL) and Baker Hughes (BHI) are soaring after they announced that they’d challenge the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision to block their merger. RBC’s Kurt Hallead has the details:

    Associated Press

    Shares of both companies rose ~5% following the joint press release indicating they would challenge the DoJ’s decision to oppose the pending merger.

    Following numerous media reports this week that the DoJ would move to block the pending Halliburton-Baker Hughes merger, the companies today issued a joint press release vowing to contest the DoJ’s effort to stop the deal.

    This confirms that the DoJ is, in fact, planning to sue to halt the pending merger. While it is extremely difficult to handicap potential outcomes at this point, it appears likely that a resolution will be delayed further. The next critical date is April 30, after which either party can choose to walk away if regulatory approval has not been obtained.

    Wells Fargo’s Judson Bailey and Christopher Voie explain why they’re still bullish on Baker Hughes:

    With the DOJ announcing it will block the Halliburton-Baker Hughes transaction, we believe the recent increase inHalliburton shares makes sense but believe that the risk/reward forBaker Hughes as a stand-alone entity may be more compelling with what we view as an exceptionally strong balance sheet and operational upside potential off of a depressed base.

    Potential Deal Still Up In The Air. Although the DOJ is blocking the Halliburton-Baker Hughes merger, the final outcome is still uncertain as there is a decent probability, in our view, that Halliburton will contest the decision and go to court over the issue. However, even ifHalliburton pursues this course, it is also a distinct probability thatBaker Hughes elects to exercise its rights under the merger agreement to terminate the merger after April 30 and collect the $3.5B break-up fee.<

  • [By Matt Egan]

    Pink slips are flying in the oil patch: Profits at energy giants Chevron and Exxon Mobil fell over 50% around the middle of last year. No wonder many American oil companies, including Halliburton (HAL) and ConocoPhillips (COP) have aggressively slashed expenses to counter lower earnings. Government statistics indicate the energy industry slashed 130,000 jobs in 2015. Actual job losses that include oil-related businesses are likely higher.

10 Best Defensive Stocks To Buy For 2016: Intuitive Surgical Inc.(ISRG)

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets da Vinci surgical systems for various surgical procedures, including urologic, gynecologic, cardiothoracic, general, and head and neck surgeries. Its da Vinci surgical system consists of a surgeon?s console or consoles, a patient-side cart, a 3-D vision system, and proprietary ?wristed? instruments. The company?s da Vinci surgical system translates the surgeon?s natural hand movements on instrument controls at the console into corresponding micro-movements of instruments positioned inside the patient through small puncture incisions, or ports. It also manufactures a range of EndoWrist instruments, which incorporate wrist joints for natural dexterity for various surgical procedures. Its EndoWrist instruments consist of forceps, scissors, electrocautery, scalpels, and other surgical tools. In addition, it sells various vision and accessory products for use in conjunction with the da Vinci Surgical System as surgical procedures are performed. The company?s accessory products include sterile drapes used to ensure a sterile field during surgery; vision products, such as replacement 3-D stereo endoscopes, camera heads, light guides, and other items. It markets its products through sales representatives in the United States, and through sales representatives and distributors in international markets. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Hogue]

    Enter Intuitive Surgical (Nasdaq: ISRG) and Da Vinci, a robotic arm that allows surgeons to operate with just a single incision less than an inch in size.

10 Best Defensive Stocks To Buy For 2016: Altisource Residential Corporation(RESI)

 

Altisource Residential Corporation, through its subsidiary, Altisource Residential, L.P., focuses on acquiring, owning, and managing single-family rental properties in the United States. It acquires its single-family rental properties primarily through the acquisition of sub-performing and non-performing loan portfolios. The company is qualified as a real estate investment trust (REIT) under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, its net income would be exempt from federal taxation to the extent that it is distributed as dividends to shareholders. Altisource Residential Corporation was founded in 2012 and is based in Christiansted, Virgin Islands.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Mark Holder]

    Altisource Residential (NYSE: RESI  ) (NYSE: RESI  ) (NYSE: RESI  ) purchases distressed mortgage loan portfolios with a strategy to work with borrowers to modify and refinance loans to either keep them in their homes or convert the unmodified loans into renovated rental properties.