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Best Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019

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Best Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Daily Journal Corp. (S.C.)(DJCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Daily Journal (NASDAQ:DJCO) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Tuesday.

    Separately, TheStreet raised shares of Daily Journal from a c- rating to a b rating in a report on Monday, February 12th.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Capstead Mortgage Corporation(CMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Capstead Mortgage (NYSE:CMO) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.(JEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rhumbline Advisers boosted its holdings in shares of Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE:JEC) by 1.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 191,483 shares of the construction company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,002 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.14% of Jacobs Engineering Group worth $11,326,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rhumbline Advisers raised its position in shares of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (NYSE:JEC) by 1.8% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 194,848 shares of the construction company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,365 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in Jacobs Engineering Group were worth $12,371,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (NYSE:JEC) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $77.99 and last traded at $77.54, with a volume of 44770 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $77.20.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) and Orion Group (NYSE:ORN) are both construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: PowerShares DWA Technology Momentum ETF (PTF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about PowerShares Dynamic Tech Sec (NASDAQ:PTF) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PowerShares Dynamic Tech Sec earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 48.5554072096128 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Ardelyx, Inc.(ARDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Ardelyx Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) was started with a Buy rating at Jefferies on Friday, and the $7 price target compared with a $4.15 prior close. Its shares were up about 3% at $4.30 in the morning the call was made, and the market cap was roughly $265 million. Ardelyx also has a 52-week trading range of $3.58 to $8.65. While this may imply major upside of more than 60% if the analyst call proves correct, Leerink had resumed coverage on Ardelyx with an Outperform rating and a $13 price target back in March of 2018. Investors may want to keep in mind that Ardelyx sold $50 million worth of shares at $4.00 per share in May of this year. Jefferies and Leerink were the joint book-running managers for that offering.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) fell 15.2 percent to $3.51 in pre-market trading after surging 88.18 percent on Tuesday.
    Pfenex Inc. (NASDAQ: PFNX) shares fell 15 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after the company announced an offering of common stock.
    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB) fell 17.6 percent to $47.75 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat results for its first quarter and issued a weak earnings forecast for the second quarter.
    Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) fell 13 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading after reporting weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) shares fell 12.1 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after reporting pricing of public offering of common stock.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) shares fell 9.8 percent to $27.31 in pre-market trading.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) fell 6.5 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) shares fell 5.8 percent to $71.02 in pre-market trading. Target reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales exceeded estimates.
    PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF) shares fell 5.7 percent to $42.42 in pre-market trading

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) was down, falling around 14 percent to $3.90. Ardelyx priced its 12.5 million share offering at $4.00 per share.

    Commodities

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Sesen Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SESN) fell 21.7 percent to $2.35 in pre-market trading after dropping 23.00 percent on Monday.
    Libbey Inc. (NYSE: LBY) shares fell 18 percent to $5.61 in pre-market trading after the company announced the suspension of its quarterly dividend. The company cited the prioritization of debt reduction and strategic investments as a reason for the move.
    Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE: DY) fell 12.8 percent to $101.31 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its third quarter and lowered its FY19 outlook.
    Pure Storage, Inc. (NYSE: PSTG) fell 9.9 percent to $21.25 in pre-market trading despite reporting a first-quarter earnings and sales beat. The company issued relatively in-line second quarter sales and earnings guidance.
    Ardelyx Inc (NASDAQ: ARDX) shares fell 8.9 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after announcing a $50 million common stock offering.
    GSV Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: GSVC) shares fell 8.8 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.09 percent on Monday.
    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) fell 8.2 percent to $6.70 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a $75 million common stock offering.
    Altice USA, Inc. (NYSE: ATUS) shares fell 4.1 percent to $18.90 in pre-market trading after dropping 4.78 percent on Monday.
    Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE: CLW) shares fell 4 percent to $25.25 in pre-market trading.
    SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SAIL) fell 3.4 percent to $21.68 in pre-market trading following announcement of 15 million share follow-on offering.
    Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) shares fell 3.3 percent to $26.10 in pre-market trading.
    Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) fell 2.5 percent to

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) was down, falling around 13 percent to $3.95. Ardelyx priced its 12.5 million share offering at $4.00 per share.

    Commodities

Best Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Hovnanian Enterprises Inc(HOVNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News stories about HOVNAN 1000 DS REP 1 SRS A PRF (NASDAQ:HOVNP) have trended positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. HOVNAN 1000 DS REP 1 SRS A PRF earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 46.0490974987129 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now

Investors purchased shares of NextEra Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE) on weakness during trading hours on Friday. $93.40 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $40.28 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $53.12 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, NextEra Energy had the 18th highest net in-flow for the day. NextEra Energy traded down ($0.95) for the day and closed at $173.65

Several analysts recently issued reports on the stock. KeyCorp increased their price target on shares of NextEra Energy from $168.00 to $178.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 19th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of NextEra Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. Mizuho assumed coverage on shares of NextEra Energy in a research report on Monday, August 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $184.00 price target on the stock. Scotiabank assumed coverage on shares of NextEra Energy in a research report on Tuesday, July 24th. They set a “hold” rating and a $70.00 price target on the stock. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of NextEra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 1st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. NextEra Energy presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $168.38.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Hancock Holding Company(HBHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of Hancock Holding (NASDAQ:HBHC) by 9.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,114,046 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 92,265 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Hancock were worth $51,970,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited(AHL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Aspen Insurance (NYSE: AHL) and Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. Sponsored ADR common stock (OTCMKTS:TKOMY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Thursday morning.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Aspen Insurance from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Thursday, April 19th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $43.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Aspen Insurance (AHL)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Fiserv, Inc.(FISV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ:FISV) – Wedbush boosted their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Fiserv in a report released on Monday, August 13th. Wedbush analyst M. Katri now anticipates that the business services provider will earn $3.14 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $3.12. Wedbush also issued estimates for Fiserv’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.84 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.87 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.91 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $3.47 EPS.

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Investor Events

    Annual shareholder meetings for MGP Ingredients, Inc (NASDAQ: MGPI) and Fiserv, Inc (NASDAQ: FISV), respectively
    Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) investor day

    Thursday

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of First Data (NYSE:FDC) popped 45.8% in January, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the company agreed to merge with Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) in an all-stock transaction valued at $22 billion.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. trimmed its stake in Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) by 22.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 40,589 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 11,568 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Fiserv were worth $2,879,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.(JBHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Natixis reduced its position in J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) by 28.8% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 17,344 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 7,005 shares during the quarter. Natixis’ holdings in J B Hunt Transport Services were worth $2,108,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) leads a strong day of earnings reports on Wall Street. The commercial banking giant was expected to report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.57 on top of $22.4 billion in revenue. The company topped both numbers, including EPS of $0.63. The company said its performance was bolstered by stronger profit margins, the 2017 GOP tax plan, and higher revenue from banking fees. President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Trump could request that Russia assist with the denuclearization of North Korea during their summit. Trump has said that he expects that he and Putin will have an “extraordinary friendship” at the conclusion of the event. The meeting comes just days after the U.S. government announced 12 indictments against Russian officials on charges of conspiracy to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. Global growth is back in focus after China announced second-quarter GDP expectations. The government announced that Q2 GDP came in at 6.7% as the country has been cracking down on risky credit offerings. Markets are continually worried about China’s Shanghai Composite – which recently entered bear territory. The third quarter will be interesting for markets as trade tensions accelerate between the United States and China.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: NFLX, AMZN, TWTR, CAT
    Shares of Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) are in focus as the company prepares to report earnings after the bell. Wall Street analysts project that the company will report EPS of $0.80 on top of $3.93 billion in revenue. Analysts will be paying close attention to whether the online-streaming giant has been able to continue to aggressively increase its international user base. Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is generating buzz as the company prepares to kick-start its annual Prime Day. The annual shopping event will take place starting this evening and stretch through Tuesday. According to the website Reta

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    LMR Partners LLP decreased its position in shares of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) by 72.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 2,688 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 7,025 shares during the period. LMR Partners LLP’s holdings in J B Hunt Transport Services were worth $327,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers grew its position in shares of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) by 7.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 194,057 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,292 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned 0.18% of J B Hunt Transport Services worth $23,588,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The ongoing trade rift between the United States and China continues to plague international markets. Despite reports that both countries are working behind the scenes to prevent additional detrimental trade policies, both countries recently proposed tens of billions in new tariffs on one another. The United States has accused China of widespread intellectual property theft, while China has accused the United States of unfair trade practices, including price manipulation in the agricultural industry. This morning, it’s worth noting that proposed tariffs on U.S. business jets will likely not provide a competitive advantage to foreign competition. Reuters reports that Chinese aviation executives do not see the layer of protectionism as a way to bolster the nation’s local market. Check back to Money Morning today for more insight on how the ongoing trade war could affect your investments.
    Finally, investors will continue to monitor ongoing developments in Washington around the presidency of Donald Trump. The White House has asked a federal judge to block prosecutors from reviewing any files seized from his lawyer’s office during a raid by the FBI last week. The agency seized a trove of documents from lawyer Michael Cohen’s office as part of an investigation into a payment of hush money. The spat between the White House and the FBI continues a day after former FBI Director James Comey called Trump “morally unfit to be president.”
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: BAC, NFLX, AAPL
    Shares of Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) added nearly 1% after the nation’s largest bank by deposits topped Wall Street earning expectations. The financial institution leads a busy day of earnings reports on Wall Street and hopes to keep its positive momentum from previous quarters. The firm reported earnings per share of $0.62 on top of $23.27 billion in revenue. That topped expectations of $0.59 on top of $22.91 billion thanks to strong growth in its consumer loan business and the r

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Arconic (NYSE:ARNC) moved up on a buyout rumor and some positive business updates, and J.B. Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ:JBHT) announced a big jump in profit.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Pound/Rand(PX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Praxair (NYSE:PX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Praxair is expected to gain from strong backlog, new order wins and recovery in the energy and industrial end markets. Notably, Praxair’s pending merger with Linde has received conditional EU antitrust approval, antitrust clearance in China and India. Praxair and Linde also agreed to sell additional assets to a consortium of Messer Group GmbH and CVC Capital Partners in order to obtain the U.S. antitrust approval.  The companies continue to work diligently to close the merger in second-half 2018. The stock has also outperformed its industry over the past year. However, its results will be hurt by weaker volumes and political uncertainties prevalent in Brazil and currency headwinds. Further, inflation and rising freight and logistics costs will hurt margins. Praxair’s stretched valuation is also a concern.”

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC lowered its position in Praxair (NYSE:PX) by 27.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 247,173 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 92,983 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC’s holdings in Praxair were worth $35,712,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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

    PX (CURRENCY:PX) traded down 5.3% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on June 11th. One PX coin can now be bought for approximately $0.0010 or 0.00000014 BTC on exchanges. Over the last seven days, PX has traded down 30.7% against the dollar. PX has a total market capitalization of $94,640.00 and approximately $2.00 worth of PX was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Praxair (PX)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. lowered its stake in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) by 23.2% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 28,377 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 8,583 shares during the quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in Praxair were worth $4,095,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: American Superconductor Corporation(AMSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on American Superconductor (AMSC)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) had its price target upped by investment analysts at B. Riley from $6.00 to $7.00 in a research note issued on Monday. The firm presently has a “neutral” rating on the technology company’s stock. B. Riley’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 10.06% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Superconductor earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 47.29145037575 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Capstead Mortgage Corporation(CMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Capstead Mortgage (NYSE:CMO) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: American Software, Inc.(AMSWA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of American Software (NASDAQ:AMSWA) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on American Software (AMSWA)

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    American Software (NASDAQ:AMSWA) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 21, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on American Software (AMSWA)

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: MediWound Ltd.(MDWD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Mediwound (NASDAQ:MDWD) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Mediwound earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 47.1925876006011 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Mediwound (MDWD)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mediwound (NASDAQ: MDWD) and True Drinks (OTCMKTS:TRUU) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    After looking at this week’s penny stock gainers, we’ll give you that leg up with one of our top-rated penny stocks from our proprietary stock ranking system…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price (March 26) Last Week’s Gain
    Cartesian Inc. (OTCMKTS: CRTN) $0.39 170.69%
    Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. (Nasdaq: OMEX) $8.76 135.90%
    iFresh Inc. (Nasdaq: IFMK) $8.25 64.64%
    China Auto Logistics Inc. (Nasdaq: CALI) $4.68 47.43%
    National American University Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: NAUH) $1.20 39.29%
    Document Security Systems Inc. (NYSE: DSS) $1.58 33.91%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $0.77 33.90%
    CareDx Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNA) $7.49 29.88%
    Mediwound Ltd. (Nasdaq: MDWD) $5.10 26.51%
    New York & Co. Inc. (NYSE: NWY) $3.37 26.35%

    Don’t Miss This Shot at a $78,000 Windfall: This tiny firm is about to make the entire world wire-free. As its game-changing technology revolutionizes the global power structure, its stock could hand investors a massive return. Learn more…

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Mediwound (MDWD)

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Bank Of Montreal(BMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Aurora Sky isn’t Aurora Cannabis’ only facility, either. It’s already producing at Aurora Vie, and its funded projects include Aurora Nordic and Aurora Sun. Overall, the company boasts 570,000 kilograms of funded annual marijuana production, not including additional capacity that it can add from other expansion projects and acquisitions. Earlier this month, the company secured a $250 million credit facility from Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) to help it on that front.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Millennium Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) (TSE:BMO) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund bought 2,853 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $216,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bank of Montreal (TSE:BMO) (NYSE:BMO) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 28th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Thursday, November 1st will be given a dividend of 0.96 per share by the bank on Tuesday, November 27th. This represents a $3.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.62%.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bank of Montreal (TSE:BMO) (NYSE:BMO)’s share price hit a new 52-week high on Monday . The company traded as high as C$102.55 and last traded at C$102.22, with a volume of 428189 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$101.99.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) (TSE:BMO) – Investment analysts at National Bank Financial lifted their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for shares of Bank of Montreal in a research note issued on Tuesday, February 26th. National Bank Financial analyst G. Dechaine now forecasts that the bank will earn $1.67 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.60. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for Bank of Montreal’s Q3 2019 earnings at $1.92 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $7.85 EPS.

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Billionaire real estate magnate Sam Zell made a lewd comment about hiring women on Wednesday.

Zell was asked about promoting women at a real estate conference hosted by Nareit, a real estate investment trusts trade association.

“I never promoted a woman because she was a woman,” Zell said, according to multiple news reports. “I never demoted a woman because she was a woman. My issue is what do you do, what do you produce, how do you interrelate to the rest of the business. I don’t think there’s ever been a, ‘We gotta get more pussy on the block, OK?'”

The remarks drew gasps and laughter from the the audience, according to one report.

“When you’re my age, there’s gotta be some things you can get away with,” Zell reportedly said. “Although you ask Steve Wynn, I don’t know,” a reference to the casino mogul who resigned as CEO of Wynn Resorts (WYNN) following multiple allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct.

“We do not condone the use of that language,” a spokesperson for Nareit said Thursday.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Flaherty & Crumrine Total Return Fund Inc(FLC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Flaherty & Crumrine Total Return Fd (NYSE:FLC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Flaherty & Crumrine Total Return Fd earned a news sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 48.1757663908196 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation(BMTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Bryn Mawr Bank (BMTC)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:BMTC) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $53.67.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bryn Mawr Bank (NASDAQ:BMTC) was downgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued on Saturday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:BMTC) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $53.67.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Capstead Mortgage Corporation(CMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Capstead Mortgage (NYSE:CMO) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Newmont Mining Corporation(NEM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Engineers Gate Manager LP lessened its stake in shares of Newmont Mining Co. (NYSE:NEM) by 44.6% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 85,506 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 68,807 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager LP’s holdings in Newmont Mining were worth $3,341,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE: NEM) was trading at $32.20, with a market value of $17 billion and a 52-week range of $31.45 to $42.05. The consensus target price of $44.16 is not even 1% lower than just 90 days earlier. If the analyst community’s continued bullish calls prove true, that’s a projected 37% upside.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “Estimates for Newmont for the third quarter and full year have gone down lately. Newmont faces headwinds from high production costs. The company’s all-in sustaining costs rose year over year in the second quarter, mainly due to higher per unit costs applicable to sales, exploration costs and increased spending on advanced projects. The company is also exposed to a highly volatile gold price environment. Lack of growth in the company’s gold reserves is another concern. Moreover, the company’s shares have underperformed the industry it belongs to, in the past six months.”

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Comerica Bank lowered its holdings in shares of Newmont Mining Co. (NYSE:NEM) by 9.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 148,670 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 15,699 shares during the period. Comerica Bank’s holdings in Newmont Mining were worth $6,236,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019

Investors in NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) have generally seen their company benefit from a strong environment in the Chinese video game industry. Impressive growth in revenue and profits in past years helped fuel impressive gains for NetEase shares, and the appetite for more from consumers in China and elsewhere has seemed insatiable. Yet in every growth stock’s experience, a company eventually starts to face challenges in sustaining growth, and the key question becomes what that company does to restart its growth engines.

Coming into Wednesday’s first-quarter financial report, NetEase investors were ready for some declines in earnings, but they expected to see solid performance on the top line. That’s largely what NetEase produced, but the extent of its weaker net income was surprising. Although the company sees itself on course for a good 2018, shareholders don’t seem nearly as confident that it’ll be easy for NetEase to get back on a growth path for the remainder of the year.

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Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Arlington Asset Investment Corp(AI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded 57.3% higher against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 0:00 AM ET on July 2nd. One POLY AI token can currently be purchased for about $0.0002 or 0.00000003 BTC on exchanges. POLY AI has a market cap of $454.00 and approximately $157.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, POLY AI has traded 65.4% higher against the dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded down 2.3% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on June 13th. POLY AI has a total market capitalization of $294.00 and approximately $702.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, POLY AI has traded 37.6% lower against the U.S. dollar. One POLY AI token can now be purchased for about $0.0001 or 0.00000002 BTC on exchanges.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded 6.1% higher against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 16th. Over the last week, POLY AI has traded up 33.4% against the US dollar. POLY AI has a total market cap of $651.00 and approximately $802.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last day. One POLY AI token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0003 or 0.00000003 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Arlington Asset Investment (NYSE: AI) and New Mountain Finance (NYSE:NMFC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Capstead Mortgage Corporation(CMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Capstead Mortgage (NYSE:CMO) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Celadon Group, Inc.(CGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Scopus Asset Management L.P. reduced its holdings in shares of Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE:CGI) by 57.5% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 900,000 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 1,218,285 shares during the quarter. Scopus Asset Management L.P. owned approximately 3.18% of Celadon Group worth $3,330,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE:CGI) by 26.7% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,347,089 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 283,476 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned about 4.76% of Celadon Group worth $4,983,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Lancaster Colony Corporation(LANC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Lancaster Colony (NASDAQ:LANC) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report released on Wednesday.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Lancaster Colony from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, April 12th.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: American Software, Inc.(AMSWA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Stocks For 2019: CIENA Corporation(CIEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The communications equipment provider reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.30 by ($0.07), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $730.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $726.38 million. Ciena had a return on equity of 14.10% and a net margin of 27.76%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.45 EPS.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    I think such an opportunity may have arrived withCiena (NYSE:CIEN), which recently reported its fiscal second-quarter 2018 earnings. Ciena makes optical and packet networking equipment that improves speeds over a network.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $5.56 billion.
    Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $466.25 million.
    Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $6.20 billion.
    Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.46 per share on revenue of $8.13 billion.
    Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE: BURL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $1.49 billion.
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $726.56 million.
    American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $806.17 million.
    Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $276.27 bmillion.
    Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $682.68 million.
    Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE: SFL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $92.08 million.
    Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PERY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $232.30 million.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $140.83 million.
    Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $90.20 million.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $160.50 million.
    Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE: CBK) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $89.35 million.
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    Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLSD) shares fell 17.8 percent to $11.95 in pre-market trading. Clearside Biomedical disclosed that its Phase 2 trial of CLS-TA met primary and secondary endpoints met in 6-month trial.
    CRISPR Therapeutics AG (NASDAQ: CRSP) fell 15.8 percent to $62.00 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA has placed a clinical hold on IND for CTX001 sickle cell disease treatment.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) fell 10 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after the company posted a loss for the first quarter and announced plans to close 72 non-profitable stores.
    Urban One, Inc. (NASDAQ: UONE) fell 9 percent to $3.01 in pre-market trading after rising 78.38 percent on Wednesday.
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) shares fell 8.6 percent to $88.05 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and lowered its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) fell 8.5 percent to $22.02 in the pre-market trading session after the company posted downbeat Q1 earnings and announced plans to buy Packet Design.
    Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) shares fell 6.6 percent to $90.11 in pre-market trading after reporting weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Vericel Corp (NASDAQ: VCEL) shares fell 6.5 percent to $13.05 in pre-market trading following announcement of 3.75 million share common stock offering.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) fell 5.7 percent to $26.19 in pre-market trading. Box reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company forecast Q2 revenue of $146 million to $147 million.
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Top 10 Stocks For 2019: CVR Partners LP(UAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CVR Partners (NYSE: UAN) and PotashCorp (NYSE:NTR) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Arcadia Biosciences (NASDAQ: RKDA) and CVR Partners (NYSE:UAN) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.(XENE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:XENE) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $8.30 and last traded at $8.25, with a volume of 4819 shares. The stock had previously closed at $7.10.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 15.6 percent to $25.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 15.3 percent to $82.75 in pre-market trading. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) rose 12.6 percent to $8.95 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Micro Focus International plc (NYSE: MFGP) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.59 in the pre-market trading session after the company issued strong revenue forecast for the first fiscal half of 2018.
    HC2 Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCHC) rose 5.6 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares rose 5.3 percent to $2.79 in pre-market trading. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IMMY) rose 5.2 percent to $2.52 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 4.1 percent to $10.35 in pre-market trading after climbing 75.31 percent on Tuesday.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 3.8 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading. The stock rose over 10 percent Tuesday after reporting its Phase 1 clinical update on XEN901 demonstrated a favorable PK profile.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) rose 3.5 percent to $11.01 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE: TEVA) shares rose 3.4 percent to $20.98 in pre-market trading after Buffett's Berkshire more than doubled its stake in Teva.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $31.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported results for its fourth quarter.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares rose 3.4 percent to $20.00 in pre-market t
  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Stocks For 2019: AllianzGI NFJ Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund(NFJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News coverage about Allianzgi NFJ Dividend int & Prm Stgy Fd (NYSE:NFJ) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Allianzgi NFJ Dividend int & Prm Stgy Fd earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the investment management company an impact score of 48.4440755158662 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Quidel Corporation(QDEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Birchview Capital LP decreased its stake in Quidel Co. (NASDAQ:QDEL) by 12.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 33,975 shares of the company’s stock after selling 5,000 shares during the period. Quidel makes up 1.2% of Birchview Capital LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 9th largest holding. Birchview Capital LP’s holdings in Quidel were worth $1,760,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Quidel Co. (NASDAQ:QDEL)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $65.70 and last traded at $65.27, with a volume of 19694 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $64.20.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Quidel (NASDAQ: QDEL) and IPSEN S A/S (OTCMKTS:IPSEY) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Quidel (NASDAQ:QDEL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by Barclays in a research note issued on Thursday. They currently have a $65.00 price objective on the stock. Barclays’ price target suggests a potential upside of 8.06% from the company’s previous close.

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So far, there are 23 states that have legalized marijuana, and 24 if you include Washington, D.C.

All of those 24 permit the sale of medical marijuana; five have legalized or decriminalized recreational marijuana:

There has been a major shift in support of marijuana legalization recently. In fact, the rate of by-state legalization has been surging since 2000…

Within the past six years, 15 states have legalized marijuana. Compare that to before 2000, when only three states – Maine, California, and Oregon – had fully legalized some form of cannabis.

On Nov. 8, the marijuana legalization rate could shift into an even higher gear…

The Number of States That Have Legalized Marijuana Will Climb on Nov. 8…

As many as 20 states will vote on marijuana legalization on Election Day 2016. Legalization on this scale is going to create one of the biggest wealth grabs in history, transforming everyday Americans into millionaires overnight…

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Permian Basin Royalty Trust(PBT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Primalbase Token (CURRENCY:PBT) traded up 0% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 9:00 AM Eastern on May 13th. In the last week, Primalbase Token has traded down 12.7% against the U.S. dollar. One Primalbase Token token can currently be purchased for about $2,575.27 or 0.30100000 BTC on major exchanges including Waves Decentralized Exchange and Tidex. Primalbase Token has a total market capitalization of $3.22 million and approximately $872,784.00 worth of Primalbase Token was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Primalbase Token (CURRENCY:PBT) traded down 2.5% against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 23:00 PM Eastern on May 26th. Primalbase Token has a total market cap of $1.90 million and $282,320.00 worth of Primalbase Token was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Primalbase Token token can now be bought for about $1,516.30 or 0.20760100 BTC on popular exchanges including Tidex and Waves Decentralized Exchange. During the last week, Primalbase Token has traded down 30.5% against the US dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Primalbase Token (CURRENCY:PBT) traded down 7.8% against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 12:00 PM ET on May 22nd. Primalbase Token has a total market capitalization of $2.53 million and $838,489.00 worth of Primalbase Token was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Primalbase Token token can currently be bought for $2,024.98 or 0.24530700 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Tidex and Waves Decentralized Exchange. During the last seven days, Primalbase Token has traded down 14.5% against the US dollar.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Lorillard Inc(LO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News articles about Lorillard (NYSE:LO) have been trending extremely positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lorillard earned a news impact score of 0.81 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 44.1727475800447 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: New York Community Bancorp, Inc.(NYCB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of New York Community Bank (NYSE:NYCB) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $11.65 and last traded at $11.73, with a volume of 2440855 shares. The stock had previously closed at $12.02.

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Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Lakeland Industries, Inc.(LAKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    Several brokerages have weighed in on LAKE. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Lakeland Industries from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. ValuEngine cut shares of Lakeland Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 18th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC reduced its position in Lakeland Industries (NASDAQ:LAKE) by 40.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 15,010 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after selling 10,000 shares during the quarter. Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC owned about 0.18% of Lakeland Industries worth $194,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Capstead Mortgage Corporation(CMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Capstead Mortgage (NYSE:CMO) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

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Facebook stock has been on a run. However, FB stock could top $175, driven by mobile ad revenue and Instagram growth.
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Shares of Menlo Park, California-basedFacebook Inc.(NASDAQ:FB) have risen steadily through2017, after what was a relatively lackluster performance last year. FB stock price is up 16% for the year, outperforming the Nasdaq Composite (INDX:COMPX), which is up 8.5% over the same period. As outlined in our recent post, we think Facebook stock is headedeven higher, driven by growth in mobile and video ads, and the rise of Instagram as a major revenue source. In this post, we will look at the potential upside and attempt to quantify the same with respect to the FY 2018 performance.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: CareTrust REIT, Inc.(CTRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Caretrust REIT Inc (NASDAQ: CTRE) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $22.21 million.

    China Lodging Group, Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: HTHT) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $1.39 billion.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: NETGEAR, Inc.(NTGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Netgear(NASDAQ:NTGR)announced stronger-than-expected first-quarter 2018 results on Wednesday after the market closed, highlighting robust demand for its network security cameras and stronger profitability from its Connected Home segment, as well as continued progress toward theimpending separation of Arlo into its own publicly traded company.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Netgear Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR) fell 10.6% today after the networking hardware specialist delivered strong first-quarter 2018 resultsbut followed with underwhelming guidance.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Netgear (NASDAQ:NTGR) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday.

    A number of other equities analysts have also weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Netgear from a strong-buy rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Wednesday. Guggenheim reiterated a buy rating and issued a $76.00 price target on shares of Netgear in a research report on Friday, April 27th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Netgear from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Saturday, January 13th. Finally, BWS Financial set a $75.00 price target on shares of Netgear and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $73.20.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares ofNetgear(NASDAQ:NTGR)climbed 30% in 2016,according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, as the networking hardware specialist repeatedly exceeded quarterly expectations.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Capstead Mortgage Corporation(CMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Amanda Alix]

    As the spread between short-term and long-terminterest rates began to contract, strangling profits, competition for MBSes also caused prices to rise. Other agency mREITs were nervous, too. CYS Investments (NYSE: CYS  ) noted at the time that QE3 turned the Federal Reserve into the sector’s biggest rival for mortgage bonds, and as spreads began to shrink, so did dividends. By December of last year, Annaly, Armour, and Capstead Mortgage (NYSE: CMO  ) had all trimmed their payouts.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Aon Corporation(AON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    We’re seeing the exact same price pattern playing out in shares of $29 billion risk and insurance consultancy firm Aon plc (AON) . Aon has been a strong performer for all of 2016, up 20% since the calendar flipped to January. But don’t worry if you’ve missed the move – an ascending triangle pattern is signaling a second leg higher here. For Aon, the breakout level to watch is resistance up at $113.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: American Superconductor Corporation(AMSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    American Superconductor Corp.(Nasdaq: AMSC), based in Massachusetts, manufactures two-megawatt wind turbines and supplies for the construction of electrical power grids.

  • [By William Romov]

    According to S&P Capital IQ, shares of TTOO have an average price target of $5.75, representing 40.24% upside from current levels.

    Penny Stocks to Buy for December 2017, No. 4: American Superconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: AMSC)

    Massachusetts-based American Superconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: AMSC) makes two-megawatt wind turbines under the Windtec Solutions brand. The company also sells products and services to connect electricity-generating equipment with the power grid.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) shares surged 30.2 percent to $5.01 after dropping 40.86 percent on Tuesday. Marathon Patent Group filed for sale of 1.85 million shares of common stock by selling stockholders.
    Capricor Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CAPR) shares jumped 17.2 percent to $2.25 after the company reported the FDA clearance of Investigational New Drug application for CAP-1002.
    Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) gained 13.2 percent to $2.15 following 16.5 percent rally on Tuesday.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares climbed 11.8 percent to $10.45 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    China Distance Education Hldgs Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: DL) shares surged 11.3 percent to $8.67. China Distance Education reported Q4 profit of $5.9 million on revenue of $41.7 million.
    Cytokinetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYTK) shares gained 11 percent to $8.05 after falling 7.05 percent on Tuesday.
    Ooma Inc (NYSE: OOMA) shares surged 8.5 percent to $10.85 as the company posted strong Q3 results.
    Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) climbed 8 percent to $17.12 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Tuesday.
    American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC) surged 7.8 percent to $3.59 after the company reported $8 million in D-VAR system orders.
    Thermon Group Holdings Inc (NYSE: THR) rose 6.3 percent to $24.17. William Blair upgraded Thermon Group from Market Perform to Outperform.
    Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) surged 6.1 percent to $182.88. Nomura upgraded Domino's from Neutral to Buy.
    Xencor Inc (NASDAQ: XNCR) rose 5.9 percent to $21.17. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on Xencor with an Overweight rating.
    Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IDRA) gained 5.1 percent to $2.28 after the company disclosed that it has been granted FDA Fast Track designation for IMO-2125.
    Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) gained 5.1 percent to

Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Carter's, Inc.(CRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    After running through their scenarios,Boruchow comes up with five losers from Trump’s tax plans: Carters (CRI), Urban Outfitters (URBN), Under Armour (UA), Fossil Group (FOSL) and Gap (GPS). He explains why:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Carter’s Inc.(NYSE:CRI)announced first-quarter 2018 results on Thursday morning, detailing a strong performance in spite of the negative impact of the recent bankruptcy of Toy “R” Us on its large wholesale segment. Though shares initially fell almost 5% early on, Carter’s stock recovered to trade modestly higher by this afternoon.

Top Integrated Utility Stocks To Buy For 2016

Biotech stocks have climbed steadily higher over the past few weeks. Still, the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) has remained range bound between $240 and $290 for much of 2016.

So with major stock indices hitting new record highs, can biotech stocks break free? Perhaps, says Michael Yee, the industry analyst for RBC Capital Markets. But first, the market wants the political rhetoric surrounding drug prices to calm down, new positive clinical data and, finally, M&A activity.

Weve said a HC rotation from well owned and big outperforming defensive lower risk yield stocks like med tech should eventually shift a bit into underperforming biotech but generalists feel no rush to do that and think we need visibility on an election and whether the political rhetoric on drug pricing will calm down after the general election is won. As PMs position for 2017, defensive outperformers in 2016 may not be the big winners from a risk/reward standpoint vs underperformers like biotech as we enter and think about 2017 so a rotation is possible.

Top Integrated Utility Stocks To Buy For 2016: J & J Snack Foods Corp.(JJSF)

J & J Snack Foods Corp. (J & J), incorporated in 1971, manufactures nutritional snack foods and distributes frozen beverages. The Company operates in three business segments: Food Service, Retail Supermarkets and Frozen Beverages. It is a manufacturer of soft pretzels in the United States, Mexico and Canada. The Company sells other products, including soft drinks, funnel cakes under the FUNNEL CAKE FACTORY brand name and smaller amounts of various other food products. The Company markets its products across the nation to the food service and retail supermarket industries.

The Company sells its soft pretzels under the brand names, such as PRETZEL FILLERS, PRETZELFILS, GOURMET TWISTS, MR. TWISTER, SOFT PRETZEL BITES, SOFTSTIX, SOFT PRETZEL BUNS, TEXAS TWIST,BAVARIAN BAKERY,SUPERPRETZEL BAVARIAN, NEW YORK PRETZEL, KIM & SCOTT’S GOURMET PRETZELS and SERIOUSLY TWISTED!. The Company’s frozen juice treats and desserts are marketed primarily under the LUIGI’S, WHOLE F RUIT, PHILLY SWIRL, ICEE and MINUTE MAID brand names. The Company’s churros are sold primarily under the TIO PEPE’S, CALIFORNIA CHURROS and OREO brand names. The Company’s dough enrobed handheld products are marketed under the PATIO, SUPREME STUFFERS and SWEET STUFFERS brand names, and under private labels. The Company’s bakery products are marketed under the MRS. GOODCOOKIE, READI-BAKE, COUNTRY HOME, MARY B’S and DADDY RAY’S brand names, and under private labels. Its bakery products include primarily biscuits, fig and fruit bars, cookies, breads, rolls, crumb, muffins and donuts.

Food Service

The Company’s food service segment is engaged in selling primary products, such as soft pretzels, frozen juice treats and desserts, churros, dough enrobed handheld products and baked goods. Its customers in the food service segment include snack bars and food stands in chain, department and discount stores; malls and shopping centers; casual dining restaurants ; fast food outlets; stadiums and sports arenas; leisure and! theme parks; convenience stores; movie theatres; warehouse club stores, and schools, colleges and other institutions. Within the food service industry, its products are purchased by the consumer primarily for consumption at the point-of-sale.

Retail Supermarkets

The primary products sold to the retail supermarket channel are soft pretzel products, including SUPERPRETZEL, frozen juice treats and desserts, including LUIGI’S Real Italian Ice, MINUTE MAID Juice Bars and Soft Frozen Lemonade, WHOLE FRUIT frozen fruit bars and sorbet, PHILLY SWIRL cups and sticks, ICEE Squeeze-Up Tubes, and dough enrobed handheld products, including PATIO burritos. Within the retail supermarket channel, its frozen and prepackaged products are purchased by the consumer for consumption at home.

Frozen Beverages

The Company sells frozen beverages to the food service industry primarily under the names ICEE, SLUSH PUPPIE and PARROT ICE in the United States, Mexico and Canada. It also provides repair and maintenance service to customers for customers’ owned equipment.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    J & J Snack Foods Corp (NASDAQ: JJSF) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.78 per share on revenue of $231.58 million.

    Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.33 per share on revenue of $630.85 million.

Top Integrated Utility Stocks To Buy For 2016: Capstead Mortgage Corporation(CMO)

 

Capstead Mortgage Corporation operates as real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It invests in a portfolio of residential mortgage pass-through securities primarily consisting of short-duration adjustable-rate mortgage securities issued and guaranteed by government-sponsored enterprises, or by an agency of the federal government. The company qualifies as a REIT for federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Amanda Alix]

    As the spread between short-term and long-terminterest rates began to contract, strangling profits, competition for MBSes also caused prices to rise. Other agency mREITs were nervous, too. CYS Investments (NYSE: CYS  ) noted at the time that QE3 turned the Federal Reserve into the sector’s biggest rival for mortgage bonds, and as spreads began to shrink, so did dividends. By December of last year, Annaly, Armour, and Capstead Mortgage (NYSE: CMO  ) had all trimmed their payouts.

Best Quality Companies To Own For 2016: Pound/Rand(PX)

Praxair, Inc. engages in the production, distribution, and sale atmospheric and process gases, as well as surface coatings in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. The company offers atmospheric gases, such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases; and process gases comprising carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, electronic gases, specialty gases, and acetylene. It also designs, engineers, and builds equipment that produces industrial gases; and manufactures precious metal and ceramic sputtering targets used primarily in the production of semiconductors. In addition, the company supplies surface coatings consisting of wear-resistant and high-temperature corrosion-resistant metallic and ceramic coatings and powders to the aircraft, energy, printing, textile, plastics, primary metals, petrochemical, and other industries. Further, it provides electric arc, plasma, and oxygen fuel spray equipment, as well as arc and flame wire equipment used for the application of wea r-resistant coatings; and distributes welding equipment purchased from independent manufacturers. The company sells its products primarily through independent distributors. It serves various industries, such as healthcare, petroleum refining, computer-chip manufacturing, beverage carbonation, fiber-optics, steel making, aerospace, chemicals, and water treatment industries. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The last twelve months haven’t been kind to Praxair (PX) and Air Products & Chemicals (APD), but UBS analyst John Roberts and team argue that’s about to change, as they upgrade their shares to Buy from Neutral arguing that their earnings can withstand a slowing global economy:

    In our view, the two stocks are more alike than different. NTM P/Es are within ~0.5 pts of each other. Both stocks have declined ~20% from their historical highs the largest corrections in 20+ years aside from the financial crisis…

    Industrial gas stocks have normally grown through changes in FX, oil & China demand within normal historical ranges. And investor concerns around China forAir Products & Chemicals may still prove much bigger than reality. Nevertheless, the combination of FX & oil sector impacts on Praxair, and FX & China issues for Air Products & Chemicals, have been much larger than previously seen. With oil already down, the dollar already appreciated, & China concerns already heightened we believe forward basis would appear to carry only normal risks (& lower if FX & oil are mean-reverting, which some theories support).

    Normal high single digit EPS growth projected for both in 2017 vs 2016: Four large firms serve 70%+ of the global merchant gas market, and price normally contributes ~2% to growth. Customer older captive units being outsourced contributes another 2%. Secular drivers for oxygen include energy savings (i.e. O2 burns more efficiently than air), life sciences (healthcare & microbial processes) nitrogen secular drivers include increasing purity requirements (food freezing & semiconductors). Topline growth ~2x global GDP more normal, with EPS growth ~2x sales growth due to high fixed costs (key variable costs are inexpensive air & power).

    Financial crisis demand drop was only a few %, in line with global GDP drop Most chemicals volumes dropped 10%+ (some 40%

Top Integrated Utility Stocks To Buy For 2016: Flextronics International Ltd.(FLEX)

Flextronics International Ltd. provides design and electronics manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers. The company offers its services to a range of products in the infrastructure, mobile communication devices, computing, consumer digital devices, industrial, semiconductor capital equipment, clean technology, aerospace and defense, white goods, automotive and marine, and medical devices markets. Its services include design and engineering services, such as contract design, joint development manufacturing, and original design and manufacturing services in a range of technical competencies that include system architecture, user interface and industrial design, mechanical engineering, enclosure systems, thermal and tooling design, electronic system design, reliability and failure analysis, and component level development engineering; and systems assembly and manufacturing services, including enclosures, testing, and materials procurement and inventory mana gement services. The company also offers various component product solutions comprising rigid and flexible printed circuit board fabrication, display and touch solutions, optomechatronics, and power supplies; after market supply chain logistics services; and reverse logistics and repair services, such as returns management, exchange programs, complex repair, asset recovery, recycling, and e-waste management services for consumer and midrange products, printers, PDA’s, mobile phones, consumer medical devices, notebooks, PC’s, set-top boxes, game consoles, and infrastructure products. It has operations in Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Flextronics International Ltd. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Amber Hestla, Michael J. Carr]

    Among its suppliers is Flextronics International (Nasdaq: FLEX), which offers a variety of engineering services and provides supply chain management. Other Flextronics customers include Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ), LG and Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) Motorola Mobility.