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Tutor Perini (NYSE:TPC) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Wednesday.

According to Zacks, “Tutor Perini Corporation provides diversified general contracting, construction management and design-build services to private clients and public agencies worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Civil, Building, Specialty Contractors, and Management Services. The Civil segment engages in public works construction activities and the repair, replacement, and reconstruction of infrastructure. The Building segment offers services in specialized building markets, including hospitality and gaming, transportation, healthcare, municipal offices, sports and entertainment, education, correctional facilities, biotech, pharmaceutical, industrial, and high technology. The Specialty Contractors segment provides plumbing, HVAC, electrical, mechanical, and concrete services for the industrial, commercial, hospitality and gaming, and transportation markets. The Management Services segment offers construction and design-build services to the U.S. military and government agencies, and multi-national corporations. “

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Gevo, Inc.(GEVO)

Gevo, Inc. (Gevo), incorporated on June 9, 2005, is a renewable chemicals and next generation biofuels company. The Company has developed a technology that uses a combination of synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, chemistry and chemical engineering to focus primarily on the production of isobutanol, as well as related products from renewable feedstock. It has two operating segments: the Gevo, Inc. segment and the Gevo Development/Agri-Energy segment. Its Gevo, Inc. segment is responsible for research and development activities related to the future production of isobutanol, including the development of its biocatalysts, the production and sale of biojet fuel, its Retrofit process and the next generation of chemicals and biofuels that will be based on its isobutanol technology. Its Gevo, Inc. segment also develops, maintains and protects its intellectual property portfolio, develops future markets for its isobutanol and provides corporate oversight services. Its Gevo Development/Agri-Energy segment is responsible for the operation of its Agri-Energy Facility and the production of ethanol, isobutanol and related products.

The Company has developed the Gevo Integrated Fermentation Technology (GIFT), an integrated technology platform for the production and separation of renewable isobutanol in order to produce and sell isobutanol made from renewable sources. GIFT consists of two components: biocatalysts that convert sugars derived from multiple renewable feed stocks into isobutanol through fermentation and a separation unit that is designed to continuously separate isobutanol during the fermentation process. GIFT is designed to permit the retrofit of existing ethanol capacity to produce isobutanol, ethanol or both products simultaneously or the addition of renewable isobutanol or ethanol production capabilities to a facility’s existing ethanol production by adding additional fermentation capacity side-by-side with the facility’s existing ethanol fermentation capacity (collectively refer! red to as Retrofit). Just like ethanol production, after fermentation, a primary product (isobutanol) and a co-product (iDGs) are recovered for sale. The main modifications of the GIFT system are replacing the ethanol producing yeast with Gevo’s isobutanol producing biocatalyst, and adding low temperature distillation equipment for continuous removal and separation of isobutanol. The Company has also developed new technologies using ethanol as a feedstock for the production of hydrocarbons, renewable hydrogen, and other chemical intermediates, which it describes as its ethanol-to-olefins (ETO) technologies. The process produces tailored mixes of isobutylene, propylene, hydrogen and acetone, which are used as standalone molecules, or as feedstocks to produce other chemical products and longer chain alcohols. At this time, this technology has only been operated at a laboratory scale.

The Company competes with Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, Cathay Industrial Biotech Ltd., METabolic EXplorer S.A., Eastman Chemicals Company, Green Biologics Ltd., Shell Oil Company, DuPont-Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC, Abengoa Bioenergy, S.A., POET, LLC, ICM, Mascoma Corporation, Inbicon A/S, INEOS New Planet BioEnergy LLC, Coskata, Inc., Archer Daniels Midland Company, BlueFire Ethanol, Inc., IncZeaChem Inc., ZeaChem Inc., Iogen Corporation, Qteros, Inc., Global Bioenergies, S.A., Virent Energy Systems, Inc., Renewable Energy Group, Inc., Amyris Biotechnologies, Inc. and Valero Energy Corporation.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Gevo Inc (NASDAQ:GEVO) traded down 5.9% on Thursday . The company traded as low as $4.12 and last traded at $4.29. 529,018 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 36% from the average session volume of 832,918 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.56.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Vascular Biogenics Ltd.(VBLT)

Vascular Biogenics Ltd., incorporated on January 31, 2000, is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of treatments for cancer. The Company’s program is based on its Vascular Targeting System (VTS) platform technology, which utilizes genetically targeted therapy to destroy newly formed, or angiogenic, blood vessels. Its lead product candidate, VB-111(ofranergene obadenovec), is a gene-based biologic that it is developing for solid tumor indications, with a program for recurrent glioblastoma (rGBM), a form of brain cancer. It also is engaged in conducting a program focusing anti-inflammatory diseases, based on the use of its Lecinoxoid platform technology. Lecinoxoids are a class of small molecules it developed that are structurally and functionally similar to naturally occurring molecules known to modulate inflammation. The lead product candidate from this program, VB-201, is a Phase II-ready molecule that demonstrated efficacy in reducing vascular inflammation in a Phase II sub-study in psoriatic patients with cardiovascular risk.

VTS Platform

The Company’s VTS platform technology enables systemic administration of gene therapy to either destroy or promote angiogenic blood vessels. VTS is both tissue- and condition-specific, allowing for targeted and limited gene expression in endothelial cells, the thin layer of cells that lines the interior surface of blood vessels undergoing angiogenesis. Its VTS platform technology comprises three components: a viral vector, a promoter and a transgene. The viral vector is a modified virus that is used as a delivery vehicle to distribute the promoter and the transgene throughout the body. The promoter is its genetically modified promoter, PPE-1-3X, which specifically targets the endothelial cells of angiogenic blood vessels. The transgene is a genetic sequence designed to yield a specific biologic effect, the expression of which is directed by PPE-1-3X.

The Company has studied VB-111 in a Phase I all comers trial involving patients with multiple types of metastatic cancer types, including thyroid cancer, neuroendocrine cancer, renal cell carcinoma and lung cancer. In that trial, VB-111 was tolerated and showed a dose- dependent extension in median overall survival across a range of tumor types. Its VTS platform technology enables systemic administration of gene therapy to either destroy or promote angiogenic blood vessels. It has also generated additional product candidates, which utilize the same vector and promoter as in VB-111, and comprise alternative functional transgenes, which include VB-511, an anti-angiogenic candidate; VB-211 and VB-411, which are pro-angiogenic candidates that may be employed for ischemic conditions, such as peripheral vascular disease.

Lecinoxoid Platform

The Company’s Lecinoxoid platform technology comprises a family of orally administered small molecules designed to modulate the body’s inflammatory response. Lecinoxoids are compounds that are structurally and functionally similar to naturally occurring molecules, known as oxidized phospholipids, which possess immune modulating anti-inflammatory properties, modified to manage stability and activity. Its lead Lecinoxoid-based compound, VB-201, is designed as an oral agent for the control of chronic inflammatory disorders. VB-201 inhibits the CD-14/TLR4 and TLR2 pathways, as well as monocyte migration. The Company has also developed second and third generations of Lecinoxoid product candidates.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: PacWest Bancorp(PACW)

PacWest Bancorp, incorporated on March 24, 2008, is a bank holding company for Pacific Western Bank (the Bank). The Company is focused on relationship-based business banking to small, middle-market and venture-backed businesses. The Bank offers a range of loan and deposit products and services through approximately 80 branches located throughout the state of California. The Company provides commercial banking services, and deposit and treasury management services to small and middle-market businesses. It offers products and services under the brand names of Pacific Western, as well as its business groups, CapitalSource Inc. and Square 1 Bank. CapitalSource focuses on providing cash flow, asset-based, equipment and real estate loans and treasury management services to middle market businesses. Square 1 Bank focuses on providing a range of financial products to service entrepreneurial businesses and their venture capital and private equity investors. Square 1 Asset Management, Inc., a subsidiary of the Bank, provides investment advisory and asset management services.

Lending Activities

The Company conducts a range of commercial lending activities that includes real estate mortgage, real estate construction and land loans, and commercial and industrial (C&I) loans and leases. Its commercial real estate loans are secured by a range of property types. Its C&I loan offerings are diverse and include various asset-secured loans, equipment-secured loans and leases, cash flow loans (leveraged loans) to finance business acquisitions and recapitalizations, and venture loans to support the operations of entrepreneurial companies during the various phases of their start-up operations. Its C&I loans include cash flow loans, asset-based loans, equipment-secured loans and leases, and venture capital loans. Its real estate lending activities focuses on loans to professional developers and real estate investors for the acquisition, refinancing and construction of commercial real estate. Its con! sumer loans include personal loans, auto loans, home equity lines of credit, revolving lines of credit, other loans made by banks to individual borrowers, and purchased participation interests in student loans originated and serviced by a third-party lender. The Company’s total loans are approximately $14.48 billion.

Investment Activities

The Company’s investment securities are classified as securities available-for-sale. The Company’s investment portfolio consists of obligations of states and political subdivisions (municipal securities), the United States Government agency obligations, and government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) obligations. The Company owns approximately $3.6 billion of investment securities available-for-sale.

Sources of Funds

The Company’s main source of funds to support its revenue-generating assets and to provide a source of low-cost funds and deposit-related fee income are deposits. The Company offers deposit products to businesses and other customers with a range of rates and terms, including demand, money market and time deposits. It also provides international banking services, multi-state deposit services, asset management services, as well as product offerings through other correspondent banks. The Company’s total deposits consist of approximately $10.6 billion in core deposits, approximately $4.2 billion in time deposits and over $0.9 billion in brokered non-maturity deposits. The Company borrows funds on a long-term, short-term or overnight basis from the Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLB), the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF) or other financial institutions.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    PagSeguro Digital (NYSE:PAGS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) – Stock analysts at Wedbush reduced their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of PacWest Bancorp in a research report issued on Wednesday, September 12th. Wedbush analyst D. Chiaverini now forecasts that the financial services provider will earn $0.89 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.90. Wedbush currently has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for PacWest Bancorp’s Q1 2020 earnings at $0.98 EPS and Q2 2020 earnings at $1.02 EPS.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CPS Technologies Corp.(CPSH)

CPS Technologies Corporation produces and sells advanced material solutions to the transportation, automotive, energy, computing/Internet, telecommunication, aerospace, defense, and oil and gas markets. Its products are used in applications that involve energy use or energy generation. The company primarily offers metal matrix composites that are a combination of metal and ceramic, such as baseplates for various applications, including motor controllers used in electric trains, subway cars, wind turbines, and hybrid and electric vehicles; baseplates and housings for use in radar, satellite, and avionics applications, as well as in modules built with wide band gap semiconductors; and lids and heatspreaders used with integrated circuits for use in Internet switches and routers. It also assembles housings and packages for hybrid circuits. CPS Technologies Corporation primarily sells its products to microelectronics systems houses in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company was formerly known as Ceramics Process Systems Corporation and changed its name to CPS Technologies Corporation in March 2007. CPS Technologies Corporation was incorporated in 1984 and is headquartered in Norton, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about CPS Technologies (NASDAQ:CPSH) has been trending somewhat negative 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. CPS Technologies earned a media sentiment score of -0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 47.6937573591172 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.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ING Group, N.V.(ISP)

ING Groep N.V. (ING) is a financial institution. The Company offers banking services. The Company’s segments include Retail Netherlands, which offers current and savings accounts, business lending, mortgages and other consumer lending in the Netherlands; Retail Belgium, which offers products are similar to those in the Netherlands; Retail Germany, which offers current and savings accounts, mortgages and other customer lending; Retail Other, which offers products are similar to those in the Netherlands, and Wholesale Banking, which offers wholesale banking activities (a full range of products from cash management to corporate finance), real estate and lease. The Company’s Retail Banking business lines provide products and services to individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-corporates. ING Bank’s subsidiary in the United States is ING Financial Holdings Corporation. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Berenberg Bank set a €2.20 ($2.56) price target on Intesa Sanpaolo (BIT:ISP) in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Intesa Sanpaolo (BIT:ISP) has been given a €2.15 ($2.50) target price by stock analysts at UBS Group in a research note issued on Tuesday, www.boersen-zeitung.de reports. The firm presently has a “neutral” rating on the stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Intesa Sanpaolo (BIT:ISP) received a €2.90 ($3.37) price target from research analysts at Deutsche Bank in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Jefferies Financial Group set a €2.05 ($2.38) target price on Intesa Sanpaolo (BIT:ISP) in a report published on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: DraftKings Inc.(DKNG)

DraftKings Inc. operates as a digital sports entertainment and gaming company in the United States. It operates through two segments, Business-to-Consumer and Business-to-Business. The company provides users with daily sports, sports betting, and iGaming opportunities. It is also involved in the design, development, and licensing of sports betting and casino gaming platform software for online and retail sportsbook, and casino gaming products. The company distributes its product offerings through various channels, including traditional websites and direct app downloads, as well as direct-to-consumer digital platforms, such as the Apple App store and the Google Play store. DraftKings Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Thomas Niel]

    Like other “meme stocks,” a lot of the appeal with FUBO stock is its chance of getting short-squeezed. Short interest runs high (currently 17.5% of float), as bears are betting big that the company’s sports streaming/wagering platform will fail to find success due to high competition from big media, as well as from early-movers in the online sportsbook space such as DraftKings (NASDAQ:DKNG).

  • [By Dana Blankenhorn]

    If there’s a stock perfect for the “Bro Investor” who likes risk, action, and (potentially) a big pay-off, it’s DraftKings (NASDAQ:DKNG).

Best Value Stocks For 2021

Autodesk: Restructuring, subscriber growth and reasonable expectations

It has been more than a year now since I last used my keyboard to declaim about Autodesk (ADSK). At the time, I basically commented that I thought the shares had gone too far, too fast. Of course, subsequent to that call the shares raced upward and finally peaked at $130, more than 64% above the price they had attained when I decided to be prudent in assessing fair value for this name. The other week, my call got a little bit of redemption when the shares slumped 18% in the wake of a poorly received earnings forecast. At this point, the shares are only 34% above where they were when I advised readers to take profits. Not the best piece of valuation work to paste in my scrap book. About all I can say in self defense is that the IGV index, against which ADSK share price performance would be logically measured, has appreciated 40% over the same 12 months.

But regardless of my blunder back then, the issue to be addressed in this article is what happens next. Is Autodesks transformation on target? What does the so-called net sub adds miss mean to investors? And what interpretation should be placed on the companys announcement of a restructuring. Ultimately, it is these three factors that have been responsible for the shares losing almost 20% of their value in just a few days, with some signs that they (the shares) have entered investor purgatory. From my perspective, investor purgatory is probably a reasonable place to look at ADSK shares – not when they are broadly beloved and making almost daily new highs. As it happens, the shares are still well beloved by analysts who werent too worried about what disturbed investors. For a change, I’m in sync with the preponderance of analysts.

Best Value Stocks For 2021: CPS Technologies Corp.(CPSH)

CPS Technologies Corporation produces and sells advanced material solutions to the transportation, automotive, energy, computing/Internet, telecommunication, aerospace, defense, and oil and gas markets. Its products are used in applications that involve energy use or energy generation. The company primarily offers metal matrix composites that are a combination of metal and ceramic, such as baseplates for various applications, including motor controllers used in electric trains, subway cars, wind turbines, and hybrid and electric vehicles; baseplates and housings for use in radar, satellite, and avionics applications, as well as in modules built with wide band gap semiconductors; and lids and heatspreaders used with integrated circuits for use in Internet switches and routers. It also assembles housings and packages for hybrid circuits. CPS Technologies Corporation primarily sells its products to microelectronics systems houses in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company was formerly known as Ceramics Process Systems Corporation and changed its name to CPS Technologies Corporation in March 2007. CPS Technologies Corporation was incorporated in 1984 and is headquartered in Norton, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about CPS Technologies (NASDAQ:CPSH) has been trending somewhat negative 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. CPS Technologies earned a media sentiment score of -0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 47.6937573591172 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.

Best Value Stocks For 2021: KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation(KS)

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation was formed in Delaware as a special purpose acquisition corporation on April 15, 2005 for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition or other similar business combination with an unidentified operating business in the paper, packaging, forest products, and related industries. Unless the context otherwise requires, references to “KapStone,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation and its subsidiaries.
On January 2, 2007, we acquired from International Paper Company substantially all of the assets and assumed certain liabilities of the Kraft Papers Business (“KPB”) for $155.0 million, less $7.8 million of working capital adjustments.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. (NYSE:KS) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders acquired 1,489 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,227% compared to the typical daily volume of 64 put options.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. Deutsche Bank cut Kapstone from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $35.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, February 8th. ValuEngine raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Citigroup reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of Kapstone in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut Kapstone from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Kapstone currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.17.

Best Value Stocks For 2021: Rosetta Resources Inc.(ROSE)

Rosetta Resources Inc., an independent exploration and production company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of onshore oil and gas resources in the United States. It owns producing and non-producing oil and gas properties located primarily in South Texas, including the Eagle Ford, and in the Southern Alberta Basin in Northwest Montana. As of December 31, 2011, the company had an estimated 965 billion cubic feet equivalent of proved reserves, including 36,370 million barrels of oil, 50,219 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 446 billion cubic feet of natural gas, as well as drilled 53 net wells. Rosetta Resources Inc. was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Rosehill Resources Inc (NASDAQ:ROSE) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has issued a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $11.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Rosehill Resources Inc Class A (NASDAQ:ROSE) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note released on Friday.

Best Value Stocks For 2021: Smart(SFS)

Smart & Final Stores, Inc., incorporated on October 5, 2012, is a food retailer. The Company serves household and business customers through approximately two store banners, including Smart & Final and Cash & Carry. The Company operates through two business segments: Smart & Final and Cash & Carry. The Smart & Final segment is based in Commerce, California and includes over 90 legacy Smart & Final stores and approximately 130 Extra! format stores, which focus on household and business customers and are located in California, Arizona and Nevada. The Cash & Carry segment is based in Portland, Oregon and includes over 50 Cash & Carry stores, which focus primarily on business customers and are located in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Idaho and Nevada.

Smart & Final stores offer perishables and everyday grocery items, together with a range of foodservice, packaging and janitorial products, under both national and private label brands. The Company’s Extra! store format offers perishables and household items. The Extra! stores carry approximately 15,800 stock keeping units (SKUs). The additional SKUs in the Company’s Extra! stores are focused on a range of perishables and household items, including meat, deli and dairy. In both of its Extra! and legacy Smart & Final stores, the Company also carries a range of approximately 3,000 club-pack sized items.

Smart & Final stores offer various departments, such as produce, meat and deli, dairy and cheese, grocery, beverage, paper and packaging, and restaurant equipment and janitorial supplies. The produce department offers fruits and vegetables, and packaged produce items, such as salad mixes under both national brands and the Company’s Sun Harvest private label brand. In various stores, the produce department also includes a range of organic produce SKUs. The meat and deli department offers beef, poultry, pork and seafood products, under various national brands and the Company’s private label brand, Cattlemen’s Finest. In additi! on, the deli department offers rotisserie-style chicken, ready-to-eat sandwiches, salads and other appetizing meals.

The dairy and cheese department offers milk, yogurt, cheeses, ice cream and other dairy products sold under national brands and the Company’s brand First Street, Sun Harvest and Simply Value labels. The grocery department offers everyday grocery items, including pastas, rice, breads, canned fruits and vegetables, cookies, crackers, spices and oils. The Company sells grocery products under national brands and a range of private label brands, including First Street (the Company’s line, including prepared and frozen items), La Romanella (Mediterranean foods, including pastas and sauces), Montecito (Hispanic foods, including tortilla chips, salsas and other condiments), Tradewinds (spices and seasonings), Sun Harvest (natural and organic products) and Simply Value (grocery items). The Company also offers a range of personal care items under national brands and its Iris private label brand.

The beverage department offers beverage products, including hot beverage items, bottled waters, juices, sports and energy drinks, and carbonated soft drinks. The Company sells products under national brands, and under its Ambiance private label brand of coffee, tea and related products, and First Street private label brand. The paper and packaging department offers packaging, disposable table top and take out products, including paper bags, butcher paper, aluminum pans and trays, plastic cups, table coverings, party favors and other disposable food containers. The Company’s products are sold under national brands and its private label brands, such as First Street and Simply Value. The restaurant equipment and janitorial supplies department offers a range of restaurant equipment, including cookware, utensils and chafing dishes. It offers janitorial products, including mops, brooms and other cleaning supplies. The Company offers products under national brands and its private labels, ! such as F! irst Street and Simply Value.

The Company’s Cash & Carry stores offer approximately 8,500 SKUs tailored to the needs of foodservice customers, such as restaurants, caterers and a range of other foodservice providers, as well as businesses and community organizations. The Cash & Carry stores offer various departments, such as produce, meat and deli, dairy and cheese, grocery, beverage, paper and packaging, and restaurant equipment and janitorial supplies. The produce department offers fruits and vegetables. The meat and deli department offers beef and pork products. The dairy and cheese department offers cheeses and other dairy products under national brands and the Company’s private label brand First Street.

The grocery department offers a range of dry grocery items, including flour, sugar, spices, rice, canned fruit and vegetables, sauces and dressings. The Company sells grocery products under national brands and a range of private label brands, including First Street, La Romanella, Montecito, Simply Value and Tradewinds. The beverage department offers a range of hot and cold beverages, including bottled waters, juices and sodas. It offers products under national brands and the Company’s private label brands Ambiance and First Street. The paper and packaging department offers a range of packaging, disposable table top and take out products, including paper bags, butcher paper, aluminum pans and trays, plastic cups, table coverings, party favors and other disposable food containers. The Company’s products are sold under national brands and its private label brands, such as First Street and Simply Value. The restaurant equipment and janitorial supplies department offers a range of restaurant equipment, including cookware and utensils. It offers janitorial products, including mops, brooms and other cleaning supplies. The Company offers products under national brands and its private labels, such as First Street and Simply Value.

The Company competes with Albertson’s, ! Kroger, S! afeway, Costco, Walmart, Target, Sysco and US Foods.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Best Value Stocks For 2021: L.B. Foster Company(FSTR)

L.B. Foster Company manufactures, fabricates, and distributes products and services for the rail, construction, energy, and utility markets worldwide. Its Rail Products and Services segment offers new rail primarily for passenger and shortline freight railroads, industrial companies, and rail contractors; used rail; rail accessories, such as bolts, angle bars, and other products; power rail, direct fixation fasteners, coverboards, and special accessories; and trackwork products, as well as engineers and fabricates insulated rail joints and related accessories. This segment also provides friction management products and application systems, railroad condition monitoring equipment, wheel impact load detection, railroad condition monitoring systems, rail anchors and spikes, and wayside data collection and management systems; and concrete railroad ties. In addition, this segment offers telecommunications and security systems; and application engineering solutions. The companys Construction segment sells and rents steel sheet piling, H-bearing pile, and other piling products; manufactures and sells fabricated steel and aluminum products primarily for the highway, bridge, and transit industries; and produces precast concrete buildings, and pre-stressed and precast concrete products. Its Tubular and Energy Services segment supplies pipe coatings for natural gas pipelines and utilities; provides blending, injection, and metering equipment for the oil and gas market; offers upstream test and inspection services; provides precision measurement systems, and tubular management services for the oil and gas market; and produces threaded pipe products for the oil and gas, and industrial water well and irrigation markets. The company markets its products directly, as well as through a network of agents. L.B. Foster Company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    News articles about L.B. Foster (NASDAQ:FSTR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news 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. L.B. Foster earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 41.2941599617828 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.