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Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd.(IGLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Internet Gold Golden Lines (NASDAQ:IGLD) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Internet Gold Golden Lines earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.7616640405736 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Blue Nile Inc.(NILE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about Blue Nile (NASDAQ:NILE) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blue Nile earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 44.0484134103501 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Aehr Test Systems(AEHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR) insider David S. Hendrickson sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $2.37, for a total transaction of $11,850.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 25,351 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $60,081.87. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Critical Comparison: Data I/O (DAIO) & Aehr Test Systems (AEHR) (americanbankingnews.com) Form 4 AEHR TEST SYSTEMS For: May 08 Filed by: HENDRICKSON DAVID S (streetinsider.com) Aehr Test Systems (AEHR) CTO David S. Hendrickson Sells 5,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Teradyne (TER) versus Aehr Test Systems (AEHR) Head to Head Review (americanbankingnews.com) Insider Selling: Aehr Test Systems (AEHR) Insider Sells 20,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)

    AEHR remained flat at $$2.28 during trading hours on Monday. The company had a trading volume of 64,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 136,351. Aehr Test Systems has a 52 week low of $2.26 and a 52 week high of $2.28. The stock has a market cap of $50.06 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -7.86 and a beta of 0.82. The company has a current ratio of 4.62, a quick ratio of 3.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Discovery Communications, Inc.(DISCB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Discovery (NASDAQ:DISCB) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.13, Morningstar.com reports. Discovery had a negative net margin of 7.40% and a positive return on equity of 19.34%. The company had revenue of $2.31 billion for the quarter.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) (NASDAQ:DISCB) (NASDAQ:DISCK) has traded very cheaply over the past few years. As more and more U.S. consumers “cut the cord” on the traditional cable bundle, Discovery’s channels (which now include all Scripps Networks Interactive channels) have seen their subscriber counts decline. That, combined with the high debt load incurred for the company’s 2017 acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive, sent investors running for the hills last year. In 2017, the company’s three share classes dropped from roughly 10% to roughly 21%.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    You might think Discovery Inc.’s (NASDAQ:DISCA) (NASDAQ:DISCK) (NASDAQ:DISCB) stations primarily feature nature videos and celebrity cooks, but did you know it’s actually becoming a player on the international sports scene? While known for its namesake Discovery Channel and documentary brands such as The Learning Channel, HGTV, and the Food Network, Discovery has actually been in the sports business since 2012, when it first acquired a minority stake in European sports channel Eurosport. Discovery was apparently pleased enough with the channel’s progress to buy 100% of Eurosport in July 2015, and that year, Eurosport won the exclusive rights to broadcast the Olympics in Europe from 2018-2022.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Xcerra Corporation(XCRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Shares of Tilray Inc. (NYSE: TLRY) surged more than 50% in pre-market hours. The stock popped after the company’s CEO Brendan Kennedy told CNBC that partnerships between marijuana companies and alcohol companies and pharmaceutical giants may be on the way. Kennedy said that he believes alcohol firms should enter the cannabis sector in order to hedge against the growth of cannabis. Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) is under scrutiny this morning. The electric car manufacturer said that the Justice Department has requested documents around the recent batch of tweets sent by CEO Elon Musk about plans to take his company private. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has also sent subpoenas to Goldman Sachs and Silver Lake, which have acted as advisers to and evaluated Tesla’s goal of going private. Musk’s announcement on Twitter in August sent shares of TSLA soaring. However, his statement may have violated federal regulations because Musk failed to file an 8-K notification form with the SEC before the announcement. Shares of Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) were on the move after the stock received an upgrade from Guggenheim Securities. The investment firm hiked its price target from $360 to $420 per share and said that the company’s local content strategy will bolster demand in India. The stock maintained its “Buy” rating. Look for additional earnings reports from Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT), Copart Inc. (NASDAQ: CPRT), Herman Miller Inc. (NASDAQ: MLHR), and Xcerra Corp. (NASDAQ: XCRA).

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  • [By Rich Smith]

    “Robust industry trends” in the semiconductor industry, argues Davidson, give this “leading provider of semiconductor test handlers and … emerging player in the associated contactor and vision inspection markets” an “ample runway for growth.” Cohu’s also in the process of acquiring one of its top competitors, Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA), in a deal slated to close next quarter, which will add scale to Cohu’s business even as it removes a source of price competition.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    LTX-Credence Co. common stock (NASDAQ:XCRA) – Analysts at B. Riley increased their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for LTX-Credence Co. common stock in a research note issued on Tuesday, May 29th. B. Riley analyst C. Ellis now forecasts that the semiconductor company will post earnings of $1.03 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $0.99. B. Riley has a “Neutral” rating and a $14.00 price objective on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for LTX-Credence Co. common stock’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.27 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.27 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.23 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.28 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.32 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $1.09 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.30 EPS.

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: LC, GE, GS
    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has ousted its CEO John Flannery. Shares are up more than 10% as investors celebrated the news. GE has been mired in a slump, particularly its turbine business. The firm’s new CEO is H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., the former CEO of the industrial firm Danaher. Shares of LendingClub Corp. (NYSE: LC) are under pressure after the SEC charged one of the firm’s divisions with mishandling client money. This weekend, the firm reached a settlement with regulators on charges that the firm inflated its revenue and made changes to products to make the firm look healthier than it is. As a result, the firm’s board of directors forced CEO Renaud Laplanche to resign. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) has replaced CEO Lloyd Blankfein, who has stepped down after more than a decade at the helm at one of Wall Street’s most iconic banks. David Solomon – who has previously served as the firm’s president and COO – will now bet the new CEO. His tenure begins at a tough time for Goldman as the bank struggles with lower trading desk revenues. Look for earnings reports today from Cal-Maine Foods Inc. (NASDAQ: CALM) and Xcerra Corp. (NASDAQ: XCRA).

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    LTX-Credence Co. common stock (XCRA) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Why Xcerra (XCRA) Could Beat Earnings Estimates Again (finance.yahoo.com) Cohu, Inc. — Moody’s rates Cohu’s CFR at B1; new Senior Secured Term Loan B at B1; outlook stable (finance.yahoo.com) Brokerages Expect LTX-Credence Co. common stock (XCRA) Will Announce Earnings of $0.28 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)

    XCRA traded down $0.13 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $14.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 315,922 shares, compared to its average volume of 270,685. The firm has a market capitalization of $768.81 million, a P/E ratio of 28.57, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.06 and a beta of 1.46. The company has a quick ratio of 3.35, a current ratio of 4.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01. LTX-Credence Co. common stock has a twelve month low of $9.50 and a twelve month high of $14.87.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI) leads a fairly busy day of earnings reports. The restaurant management giant easily topped Wall Street profit numbers by reporting earnings per share of $1.34. The average Wall Street estimate was $1.23. The firm also easily topped revenue expectations. DRI shares were up 4.5% this morning. The problems continue to mount for General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE). This morning, JPMorgan Securities slashed its price target for the U.S. conglomerate from $11 to $10 per share. The investment firm cited ongoing challenges to the company’s turbine business. General Electric has been under pressure since the financial crisis, and it was the worst performing stock on the Dow in 2017 before it was ultimately replaced on the index. Shares of Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UAA) added 3.4% this morning, but the driver wasn’t necessarily positive for the global apparel giant. According to reports, the Baltimore-based sports apparel giant is cutting 3% of its international workforce. That equates to roughly 400 jobs. The company did raise its fiscal 2018 earnings forecast, and issued a revised update of severance costs. Look for earnings reports from Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU), Thor Industries Inc. (NYSE: THO), United Natural Foods Inc. (NASDAQ: UNFI), Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS), Scholastic Corp. (NASDAQ: SCHL), and Xcerra Corp. (NASDAQ: XCRA).

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Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Tenneco Inc.(TEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. bought a new stake in Tenneco Inc (NYSE:TEN) in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor bought 9,540 shares of the auto parts company’s stock, valued at approximately $419,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tokenomy (CURRENCY:TEN) traded 0.7% lower against the dollar during the one day period ending at 23:00 PM ET on May 13th. In the last seven days, Tokenomy has traded down 18.2% against the dollar. One Tokenomy token can now be purchased for approximately $0.26 or 0.00003099 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. Tokenomy has a market capitalization of $32.49 million and approximately $411,692.00 worth of Tokenomy was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Tokenomy (CURRENCY:TEN) traded up 4.8% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 13:00 PM Eastern on August 24th. Over the last week, Tokenomy has traded 3% lower against the dollar. Tokenomy has a market cap of $30.97 million and $1.23 million worth of Tokenomy was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Tokenomy token can now be bought for approximately $0.15 or 0.00002348 BTC on major exchanges including LATOKEN, LBank, Indodax and Tokenomy.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tenneco Inc (NYSE:TEN) was up 5.1% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $46.51 and last traded at $46.32. Approximately 559,060 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 0% from the average daily volume of 560,710 shares. The stock had previously closed at $44.06.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Tokenomy (CURRENCY:TEN) traded up 1.7% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 10:00 AM ET on August 10th. Tokenomy has a market capitalization of $36.73 million and approximately $881,640.00 worth of Tokenomy was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Tokenomy token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.18 or 0.00002849 BTC on major exchanges including Indodax, CoinBene, Tokenomy and LATOKEN. Over the last week, Tokenomy has traded 7.1% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Tenneco (NYSE: TEN) and China Automotive Systems (NASDAQ:CAAS) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Qwest Corporation(CTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CarTaxi Token (CURRENCY:CTX) traded up 16.3% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 12:00 PM Eastern on May 21st. During the last seven days, CarTaxi Token has traded 23.4% higher against the dollar. CarTaxi Token has a market capitalization of $361,050.00 and $28,505.00 worth of CarTaxi Token was traded on exchanges in the last day. One CarTaxi Token token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0090 or 0.00000107 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CarTaxi Token (CURRENCY:CTX) traded 18.6% higher against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on May 16th. One CarTaxi Token token can now be bought for approximately $0.0097 or 0.00000117 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. CarTaxi Token has a market cap of $385,677.00 and approximately $55,231.00 worth of CarTaxi Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, CarTaxi Token has traded 58% higher against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CarTaxi Token (CURRENCY:CTX) traded up 1.3% against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 20:00 PM Eastern on September 15th. One CarTaxi Token token can now be bought for approximately $0.0026 or 0.00000040 BTC on major exchanges. CarTaxi Token has a market cap of $103,729.00 and $30.00 worth of CarTaxi Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last week, CarTaxi Token has traded up 8.3% against the US dollar.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: PS Business Parks Inc.(PSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PS Business Parks (NYSE: PSB) and Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance (NYSE:ARI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: CarMax Inc(KMX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Millions of Americans buy cars each year, and many of them look for good used vehicles that are less expensive than new cars but can still offer reliable transportation for years. CarMax (NYSE:KMX) has sought to tap into that market with its national network of dealerships concentrating on used cars. That’s a massive undertaking that comes with a variety of logistical challenges, but CarMax has done a good job of producing long-term success even as it’s had to navigate occasional tough conditions along the way.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment from Motley Fool Money, host Chris Hill and analysts Jason Moser, David Kretzmann, and Ron Gross first dig into the latest quarterly numbers from auto dealership operator CarMax (NYSE:KMX), which turned in an earnings beat last week. But when you look under the hood, it’s clear there are parts of this business that could use a bit of a tuneup. Used vehicle unit sales were only up 1.6% and comparable-store unit sales were down 2.3%.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX) which traded up about 13% at $80.19. The stock’s 52-week range is $57.05 to $81.67. Volume was nearly 12 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.8 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    CarMax Inc. (NYSE: KMX) released its fiscal first-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Friday. The company posted $1.33 in earnings per share (EPS) and $4.79 billion in revenue. Consensus estimates had called for $1.24 in EPS and revenue of $4.61 billion. The same period of last year reportedly had EPS of $1.13 and $4.54 billion in revenue.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.(HOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Hydro Protocol (CURRENCY:HOT) traded up 3.5% against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on June 14th. During the last seven days, Hydro Protocol has traded down 28.5% against the dollar. One Hydro Protocol token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0392 or 0.00000594 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including BigONE, DDEX and OKEx. Hydro Protocol has a total market cap of $27.49 million and $967,051.00 worth of Hydro Protocol was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Holo (CURRENCY:HOT) traded 0.8% lower against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on September 22nd. Holo has a market cap of $148.52 million and approximately $5.90 million worth of Holo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Holo token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0011 or 0.00000017 BTC on major exchanges including IDEX, LATOKEN, Binance and Hotbit. In the last seven days, Holo has traded up 0.1% against the US dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Holo (CURRENCY:HOT) traded 1.6% lower against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 18:00 PM ET on August 18th. Holo has a market capitalization of $82.13 million and approximately $2.55 million worth of Holo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Holo token can currently be bought for $0.0006 or 0.00000010 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Hotbit, Binance, Fatbtc and Radar Relay. Over the last seven days, Holo has traded 5.3% lower against the US dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Hydro Protocol (CURRENCY:HOT) traded 0.2% higher against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 0:00 AM ET on October 5th. Over the last seven days, Hydro Protocol has traded 2.8% lower against the U.S. dollar. Hydro Protocol has a total market cap of $7.33 million and $54,859.00 worth of Hydro Protocol was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Hydro Protocol token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0104 or 0.00000158 BTC on major exchanges including DDEX, Bancor Network, HADAX and Ethfinex.

Best Stocks To Own For 2018

Shares of UniCredit (BIT:UCG) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the five brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company.

Several research firms have weighed in on UCG. JPMorgan Chase restated a “buy” rating on shares of UniCredit in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. Morgan Stanley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of UniCredit in a report on Thursday, February 8th.

BIT UCG opened at €17.22 ($20.50) on Thursday. UniCredit has a 1-year low of €12.82 ($15.26) and a 1-year high of €18.38 ($21.88).

UniCredit Company Profile

UniCredit S.p.A. operates as a commercial bank. The company operates through Commercial Banking Italy, Commercial Banking Germany, Commercial Banking Austria, Corporate & Investment Banking, Central and Eastern Europe, Fineco, Group Corporate Centre, and Non-Core segments. It offers retail, corporate, and private banking services; credit, trading, and investment services; leasing and factoring services; transactional, investment, and credit products and services; insurance solutions; and structured financing, and hedging and treasury solutions.

Best Stocks To Own For 2018: Qwest Corporation(CTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CarTaxi Token (CURRENCY:CTX) traded 18.6% higher against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on May 16th. One CarTaxi Token token can now be bought for approximately $0.0097 or 0.00000117 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. CarTaxi Token has a market cap of $385,677.00 and approximately $55,231.00 worth of CarTaxi Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, CarTaxi Token has traded 58% higher against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CarTaxi Token (CURRENCY:CTX) traded up 16.3% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 12:00 PM Eastern on May 21st. During the last seven days, CarTaxi Token has traded 23.4% higher against the dollar. CarTaxi Token has a market capitalization of $361,050.00 and $28,505.00 worth of CarTaxi Token was traded on exchanges in the last day. One CarTaxi Token token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0090 or 0.00000107 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges.

Best Stocks To Own For 2018: SunTrust Banks, Inc.(STI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of SunTrust Banks (NYSE:STI) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-seven ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Eighteen equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and nine have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $70.40.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SunTrust Banks (NYSE:STI) Director Frank P. Scruggs, Jr. purchased 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 16th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $69.01 per share, with a total value of $69,010.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 8,501 shares in the company, valued at $586,654.01. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    It seems like we’re hearing about new data breaches on a regular basis, and SunTrust’s (NYSE:STI) recent one affecting 1.5 million customers could seem alarming. Here’s what investors — and consumers — need to know about it and how this one is different from some of the other high-profile data breaches we’ve heard about.

Best Stocks To Own For 2018: Selective Insurance Group, Inc.(SIGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Selective Insurance (NASDAQ:SIGI) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Monday.

    A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on SIGI. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Selective Insurance from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $62.00 price target on shares of Selective Insurance and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Selective Insurance from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, March 14th. Sandler O’Neill reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $61.00 price objective on shares of Selective Insurance in a report on Friday, April 6th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Selective Insurance in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a hold rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $62.50.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Selective Insurance (NASDAQ:SIGI) – Boenning Scattergood decreased their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Selective Insurance in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 3rd. Boenning Scattergood analyst R. Farnam now expects that the insurance provider will earn $0.83 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.96. Boenning Scattergood has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Boenning Scattergood also issued estimates for Selective Insurance’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.04 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.88 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.85 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.98 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $1.05 EPS.

Best Stocks To Own For 2018: Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated(CORT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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From card issuers and acquirers to ISVs and gateways, payments providers are working to simultaneously embrace new technologies and keep pace with rising customer demands. The result is a dramatic change in how payments products and services are being built, deployed and utilized. As part of this transformation a variety of trends&a;nbsp;are emerging that are reshaping the&a;nbsp;payments value chain. Five in particular stand out from the rest:

&l;strong&g;1.&a;nbsp;Payments as a digital experience factor.&a;nbsp;&l;/strong&g;

The traditional retailer mindset has been that payments are effectively a &q;cost of doing business&q; &a;ndash; a necessary evil required to facilitate a sale. More recently, certain merchants have realized that&a;nbsp;payments can be a strategic lever. There is a deeper understanding that payment infrastructure serves as a critical digital experience factor that directly influences customers&s; likelihood of converting and returning. This is resulting in an enhanced focus on the role of payments in powering digital commerce experiences, as evidenced by wallets such as Kohl&s;s Pay and order-ahead apps like Shake Shack&s;s Shack App. Greater attention is also being paid to supporting local payment methods to court cross-border shoppers and delivering a streamlined checkout experience to reduce cart abandonment. Of course, the expense and margin compression associated with payments has not been forgotten, either. Digital paves the way for more merchants to get creative with tender steering, as we&s;ve seen with Amazon Prime Reload and Uber Credits.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Best Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Federated Investors, Inc.(FII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 26th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, May 8th will be paid a dividend of 0.27 per share by the asset manager on Tuesday, May 15th. This represents a $1.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.26%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 7th. This is an increase from Federated Investors’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25.

Best Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Qwest Corporation(CTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CarTaxi Token (CURRENCY:CTX) traded 18.6% higher against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on May 16th. One CarTaxi Token token can now be bought for approximately $0.0097 or 0.00000117 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. CarTaxi Token has a market cap of $385,677.00 and approximately $55,231.00 worth of CarTaxi Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, CarTaxi Token has traded 58% higher against the U.S. dollar.

Best Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Apollo Investment Corporation(AINV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AINV)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) will be posting its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Friday, May 18th. Analysts expect Apollo Investment to post earnings of $0.16 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
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Best Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Extreme Networks Inc.(EXTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR) insider Edward Meyercord acquired 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 14th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $8.42 per share, with a total value of $168,400.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of network equipment maker Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR) are having a rough Wednesday. The stock opened 26.8% lower today, following last night’s release of disappointing third-quarter results.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR) Director Edward H. Kennedy bought 50,000 shares of Extreme Networks stock in a transaction on Friday, May 18th. The shares were bought at an average price of $9.03 per share, for a total transaction of $451,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) shares dropped 23 percent to $9.00 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Extreme Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) traded down about 2.6% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $8.13 after closing Friday at $8.35. The stock’s 52-week high is $15.55. Volume totaled around 2.9 million, nearly 60% higher than the daily average of around 1.9 million. The company had no specific news.

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Top Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Qwest Corporation(CTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CarTaxi Token (CURRENCY:CTX) traded 18.6% higher against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on May 16th. One CarTaxi Token token can now be bought for approximately $0.0097 or 0.00000117 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. CarTaxi Token has a market cap of $385,677.00 and approximately $55,231.00 worth of CarTaxi Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, CarTaxi Token has traded 58% higher against the U.S. dollar.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shaw Communications Inc (TSE:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, May 14th, TickerTech reports. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 30th will be paid a dividend of 0.0988 per share on Wednesday, May 30th. This represents a $1.19 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 14th.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    S&w Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) – Equities researchers at B. Riley decreased their Q3 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for S&w Seed in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 10th. B. Riley analyst S. Sherbetchyan now anticipates that the company will post earnings of $0.00 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.01. B. Riley has a “Buy” rating and a $5.50 price objective on the stock.