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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019

Biotech has consistently been home to some of the top growth stocks in the entire market. And even though biotech hasn’t been at its best by a long shot this year, this particular sub-sector has still managed to produce some of the best-performing stocks at large.

Over the past year, for example, gene therapy company uniQure N.V. (NASDAQ:QURE) and endocrine specialist Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX) both saw their shares skyrocket against the backdrop of a fairly weak overall market for biotech. Despite their rapid appreciation, though, these two stocks might still be incredible bargains for investors comfortable with high levels of risk. Here’s why.

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Gene therapy has reinvented itself

After decades of disappointing results, gene therapy has truly come of age in the past two years. And the market has definitely taken notice. Gene therapy stocks, after all, have been jumping higher this year, and this trend is showing no signs of slowing down. That’s one key reason the small-cap biotech uniQure N.V. might be a particularly great buy right now. 

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: GlobalSCAPE, Inc.(GSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) fell 32.7 percent to $13.25 in pre-market trading after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 15.7 percent to $12.30 in pre-market trading. Subsea 7 confirmed a $7.00 per share proposal to acquire Mcdermott, pending termination of merger agreement with CB&I.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 9 percent to $3.65 in pre-market trading after rising 11.39 percent on Friday.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) fell 8 percent to $88.36 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter on Monday.
    SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) fell 7.1 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading.
    Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK) shares fell 5.9 percent to $2.88 in pre-market trading after declining 3.16 percent on Friday.
    Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) shares fell 5.5 percent to $12.25 in pre-market trading.
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares fell 5.1 percent to $2.96 in pre-market trading after rising 76.27 percent on Friday.
    GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE: GSB) fell 5.1 percent to $3.57 in pre-market trading.
    Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (NYSE: FMS) shares fell 4.1 percent to $49.93 in pre-market trading.
    Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) fell 4.1 percent to $9.75 in pre-market trading. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey downgraded Oasis Petroleum from Hold to Sell

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Sunoco LP(SUN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Sunoco LP  (NYSE:SUN)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019, 10:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sunoco (NYSE:SUN) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The oil and gas company reported ($3.74) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.57 by ($4.31), Briefing.com reports. Sunoco had a return on equity of 17.06% and a net margin of 1.27%. The firm had revenue of $3.75 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted ($0.22) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 33.5% compared to the same quarter last year.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    There was a similar trend for smaller midstream player Phillips 66 Partners LP (NYSE:PSXP). It was down 19% in 2018 and rose 16% in January. But the trend didn’t hold for Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN), which distributes gasoline. This limited partnership was off by 4% in 2018, two percentage points less than the broader market, and up 12% in January. Cheniere Energy Partners LP (NYSEMKT:CQP) and Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSEMKT:LNG) were even further from the pack, up 12% and 11%, respectively, in January after posting gains of 21% and roughly 10%, respectively, in 2018.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Around this time last year, Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN) announced a transformative divestment. The sale of its extensive retail filling station network to convenience store specialist 7-Eleven was going to give management the cash it needed to clean up its balance sheet and provide it with a much more stable revenue source. One would have assumed that when the company made this transaction, Wall Street would reward the stock with a higher valuation. That hasn’t been the case, though, as Sunoco’s stock is still languishing with a sky-high distribution yield north of 12%.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Three high-yield dividend stocks that seem to be in danger of a dividend reduction are Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP), Enbridge Energy Partners (NYSE:EEP), and Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN). Investors are better off steering clear of this trio and considering safer options instead.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: 3D Systems Corporation(DDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    3D printers are crafting increasingly precise medical instruments and appliances for hip surgery, knee surgery, and dentistry, while 3D simulators and anatomical models are increasingly being used to prepare the next generation of surgeons. Does healthcare’s growing use of 3D solutions make 3D Systems’ (NYSE:DDD) stock worth buying?

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Private Advisor Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of 3D Systems Co. (NYSE:DDD) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm acquired 12,706 shares of the 3D printing company’s stock, valued at approximately $147,000.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) fell by 1.9% to 35.03 million shares. Some 32.1% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover rose from 12 to 15. In the two-week short interest period, the share price rose by 27.3%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $23.70, and shares closed at $10.68 on Wednesday, up about 0.7% on the day.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Before the bell, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported its second GDP estimate for the fourth quarter. U.S. economic growth came in at 2.6%, a figure that topped consensus expectations. Q2 and Q3 2018 GDP growth came in at fabulous levels – 4.2% and 3.4%, respectively. However, investors predicted the reading would come in lower due to the government shutdown during the fourth quarter. In other economic news, the Department of Labor this morning reported weekly jobless claims at 225,000. That figure is slightly higher than the 220,000 expected by economists. The price of Bitcoin is currently hovering just under $4,000. We’ve been watching a long process of consolidation at these levels for several weeks. Despite short-term pain in the markets, Money Morning’s David Zeiler outlines the bullish case for Bitcoin. How high can the price of Bitcoin go? David makes the bullish case that Bitcoin could hit $250,000 by 2025. For more on how to profit from Bitcoin’s next bull cycle, go here now.
    Stocks to Watch Today: JCP, JWN, ACI, BUD
    Shares of J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) popped more than 16% after the embattled retail giant reported earnings. The company topped Wall Street expectations and announced plans to shutter another 18 department stores this year. The company’s balance sheet temporarily improved after it was able to reduce its massive inventory glut. The firm reported EPS of $0.18, topping forecasts by $0.08. Revenue came in at $3.79 billion. Shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE: BUD) popped more than 5% after the beer brewing giant crushed Wall Street earnings expectations. The Budweiser and Corona maker announced plans to increase its non-alcoholic and low-alcohol drinks business, two areas that continue to show impressive and rising global demand. The Western Union Co. (NYSE: WU) is generating buzz after it announced a $1 billion stock buyback program. In addition, the payment giant said it would sell its Speedpay bill paying bu

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Diversified 3D printing company 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) is slated to report its first-quarter 2018 earnings after the market closes on Wednesday, May 2. As with last quarter, main rival Stratasys is scheduled to report on the same day, though before the market opens. 

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) released its fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 results after the market closed on Thursday.

    Shares of the 3D printing company were up 5.9% in after-hours trading on Thursday. We can probably attribute the market’s initial reaction to adjusted earnings per share (EPS) coming in higher than most investors were expecting and investor satisfaction with the company’s high-level 2019 outlook provided on the earnings call. The stock has gained 48.6% for the one-year period through Thursday’s regular trading session, versus the S&P 500’s 4.7% return.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Molson Coors Brewing Company(TAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Consequently, we may already be seeing this weakness manifest itself in some alcohol stocks. For example, Molson Coors Brewing (NYSE:TAP) has seen a pretty steady decline in beer market share in Canada over the past decade, and reported a constant-currency sales decline of 6.3% during the second quarter. Sales in the U.S. fared only slightly better, with a 3.1% constant-currency decrease. Understanding that it needs to find ways to reignite growth, Molson Coors Canada announced a joint venture with Hydropothecary Corp (NASDAQOTH:HYYDF) on Aug. 1.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Now let’s take a look at three other big marijuana news stories making the rounds today…

    Your Top 3 Cannabis Stories for June 28
    Maryland voted for a pro-marijuana candidate for governor this week. Ben Jealous won the democratic nomination, and if elected, he would use cannabis tax revenue to fund pre-K education throughout the state. Investors are speculating that Canadian brewer Molson Coors Brewing Co. (NYSE: TAP) may be getting into the marijuana business. Bloomberg reported on June 25 that the beverage giant is considering a move into cannabis-infused beverages in Canada. Though the report hasn’t been confirmed by Molson, a company presentation on June 6 said that it was exploring the opportunities and risks of entering the market. Justin Staples, a former NFL linebacker, is starting a new career in the cannabis industry. He was hired as the Director of Business Development for Revolution Enterprises, according to a June 27 Forbes “I’m joining the Revolution Team at a true industry inflection point because my values align with Revolution’s success in providing Illinois patients cannabis medicine as an alternative to addictive opioids,” Staples said in the Forbes report. When the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement expires in 2020, some believe the league will update its policies and allow medical marijuana for pain management.
    Four Cannabis Stocks Potentially Destined to Soar Up to 1,000% Election Year

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Atento S.A.(ATTO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about Atento (NYSE:ATTO) 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. Atento earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 44.9215509406782 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.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: ABM Industries Incorporated(ABM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ABM Industries, Inc. (NYSE:ABM) insider Scott B. Salmirs sold 6,239 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.98, for a total value of $212,001.22. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 120,693 shares in the company, valued at $4,101,148.14. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of cleaning contractor ABM Industries (NYSE:ABM) — a big player in government contracting but an even bigger player in commercial cleaning — hopped 11% in early trading Friday before settling down to enjoy a still-respectable 8.7% gain as of 12:15 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    ABM Industries (NYSE:ABM) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallSep. 7, 2018 8:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Rockwell Automation, Inc.(ROK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY cut its stake in Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 25,241 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 328 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Rockwell Automation were worth $4,196,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eighteen brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $183.75.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
    General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
    The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
    Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
    Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
    Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SI

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Atlanticus Holdings Corporation(ATLC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    However, Seven Star’s gains are already on the books. After looking at last week’s top performing penny stocks, we’ll show you a penny stock on the verge of jumping over 70%…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Seven Stars Cloud Group Inc. (Nasdaq: SSC) $4.49 175.13%
    Alliance MMA Inc. (Nasdaq: AMMA) $0.37 121.05%
    India Globalization Capital Inc. (NYSE: IGC) $1.14 74.38%
    Obalon Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: OBLN) $3.23 63.16%
    Cytori Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTX) $0.56 55.76%
    Atlanticus Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: ATLC) $2.85 43.55%
    Research Frontiers Inc. (Nasdaq: REFR) $1.28 41.37%
    Koss Corp. (Nasdaq: KOSS) $4.08 41.28%
    GLG Life Tech Corp. (TSE: GLG) $0.88 33.90%
    Geron Corp. (Nasdaq: GERN) $4.76 32.40%

    While those gains are already in the book, you don’t have to miss out on the next penny stocks to soar.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Pentair plc.(PNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pentair (NYSE:PNR)‘s stock had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at KeyCorp in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    nVent Electric (NYSE: NVT) and Pentair (NYSE:PNR) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: MCBC Holdings, Inc.(MCFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MCBC Holdings (NASDAQ:MCFT) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $30.42 and last traded at $30.27, with a volume of 14269 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $29.28.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019

The Medicines Company (NASDAQ:MDCO) has received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $53.00.

Several brokerages have recently commented on MDCO. B. Riley began coverage on The Medicines in a research note on Thursday, June 7th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $55.00 price objective for the company. BidaskClub raised The Medicines from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 16th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded The Medicines from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 17th. Finally, Oppenheimer set a $50.00 price target on The Medicines and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, March 12th.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Hercules Offshore Inc.(HERO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Hero (CURRENCY:HERO) traded 7.4% higher against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 12:00 PM E.T. on August 3rd. One Hero token can now be purchased for about $0.11 or 0.00001510 BTC on major exchanges including HitBTC and Qryptos. Hero has a total market cap of $0.00 and $528.00 worth of Hero was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, Hero has traded up 0.3% against the US dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sovereign Hero (CURRENCY:HERO) traded 5.2% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 18:00 PM ET on October 7th. One Sovereign Hero token can now be purchased for about $163.39 or 0.02498335 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. During the last seven days, Sovereign Hero has traded down 8.8% against the US dollar. Sovereign Hero has a total market capitalization of $779,881.00 and approximately $2,640.00 worth of Sovereign Hero was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sovereign Hero (CURRENCY:HERO) traded down 3.4% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 13:00 PM ET on October 1st. Sovereign Hero has a total market cap of $829,346.00 and $99.00 worth of Sovereign Hero was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Sovereign Hero has traded 5.7% lower against the dollar. One Sovereign Hero token can currently be purchased for $173.76 or 0.02642764 BTC on popular exchanges.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Hero (CURRENCY:HERO) traded 2.1% higher against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on June 26th. In the last week, Hero has traded 9.8% lower against the dollar. One Hero token can currently be bought for $0.0935 or 0.00001542 BTC on exchanges including HitBTC and Qryptos. Hero has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $985.00 worth of Hero was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sovereign Hero (CURRENCY:HERO) traded 11.4% higher against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 21:00 PM ET on August 14th. In the last seven days, Sovereign Hero has traded 20.8% higher against the US dollar. Sovereign Hero has a total market cap of $943,185.00 and $10,745.00 worth of Sovereign Hero was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Sovereign Hero token can now be bought for $197.61 or 0.03169189 BTC on exchanges.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Hero (CURRENCY:HERO) traded up 11.3% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 10:00 AM Eastern on February 2nd. One Hero token can now be purchased for $0.0256 or 0.00000654 BTC on popular exchanges. In the last seven days, Hero has traded down 11.2% against the US dollar. Hero has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $30.00 worth of Hero was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. EMCORE earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.6118508960632 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.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    EMCORE Co. (NASDAQ:EMKR) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $6.00.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is the most shorted stock on the NASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EMCORE earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.9972095148836 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    EMCORE Co. (NASDAQ:EMKR) traded up 8% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $5.10 and last traded at $5.26. 11,341 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 95% from the average session volume of 216,974 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.87.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sealed Air Corporation(SEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Celanese (NYSE: CE) and Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Sealed Air Corp  (NYSE:SEE)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D lessened its holdings in shares of Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) by 16.7% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 50,000 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 10,000 shares during the period. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D’s holdings in Sealed Air were worth $2,140,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Jupai Holdings Limited(JP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares shot up 16 percent to $26.48 after reporting Q1 results.

    Shares of American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) got a boost, shooting up 13 percent to $100.05 after the company reported upbeat Q4 results.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Jupai (NYSE:JP) and Premier (NASDAQ:PINC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ: AXON) shares rose 23.7 percent to $1.49. Axovant announced strengthening of management team and completion of organization restructuring which "enhanced capabilities in research and business development" and reduced internal headcount by 43 percent.
    Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUSK) shares jumped 19.8 percent to $37.3148. Mammoth Energy’s subsidiary Cobra signed a new $900 million contract to finish the restoration of critical electrical services and support the initial phase of reconstruction of the electrical utility system in Puerto Rico.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares gained 19 percent to $34.0201. Acorn shares rose Friday after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) shares surged 19 percent to $2.20.
    My Size, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYSZ) climbed 16.8 percent to $1.18 after the company received a Notice of Allowance from the USPTO for measurement technology patent.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) gained 16.6 percent to $2.32.
    Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE: LEJU) gained 16.5 percent to $1.34 following Q1 beat.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16.5 percent to $26.1499. Evolus named Lauren Silvernail as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares gained 15 percent to $26.29 after reporting Q1 results.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares gained 15 percent to $44.7702 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) rose 15 percent to $7.075.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) gained 14.4 percent to $2.746.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) climbed 14.2 percent to $101.10 after the company reported upbeat Q4 results.
    Savara Inc. (NAS
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Jupai Holdings Ltd (NYSE:JP) shares hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $7.21 and last traded at $7.26, with a volume of 176985 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.63.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 28.8 percent to $4.03 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for expanded indications for its Senhance Surgical System.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) rose 15.6 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading.
    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição (NYSE: CBD) rose 13.2 percent to $24.20 in pre-market trading.
    ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) rose 12.2 percent to $21.65 in pre-market trading. Alibaba and Cainiao agreed to make strategic investment in ZTO Express of $1.38 billion.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) rose 10.8 percent to $2.05 in pre-market trading.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares rose 9.6 percent to $42.68 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) shares rose 9.1 percent to $6.00 in pre-market trading.
    Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) rose 8.4 percent to $108.00 in pre-market trading.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares rose 7 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) rose 5.9 percent to $10.61 in pre-market trading.
    Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO) rose 5.9 percent to $5.04 in pre-market trading.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) rose 5.5 percent to $3.27 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) rose 5.5 percent to $3.68 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.44 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares rose 5.4 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.

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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: 3D Systems Corporation(DDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    The 3D printing industry has been quietly rebuilding following the incredible run-up in 2013 that ended with an equally spectacular collapse. Turns out additive manufacturing technology wasn’t quite ready for prime time. Judging from continued losses around the industry, there’s a ways to go yet. But that didn’t stop Wall Street and investors from rewarding 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) with a 67% stock gain in August.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) fell by 1.9% to 35.03 million shares. Some 32.1% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover rose from 12 to 15. In the two-week short interest period, the share price rose by 27.3%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $23.70, and shares closed at $10.68 on Wednesday, up about 0.7% on the day.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of 3D printer manufacturer 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) fell 11.9% in July, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, as sentiment surrounding the company fell before earnings. But shares more than recovered those losses, gaining 47.6% in the first eight days of August.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of 3D Systems Co. (NYSE:DDD) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $11.94.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) have jumped a whopping 70.1% so far in 2018, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, as financial performance finally started to improve. In the second half of the year, the company will need to prove the performance will continue.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gabelli Funds LLC bought a new stake in shares of 3D Systems Co. (NYSE:DDD) during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm bought 35,000 shares of the 3D printing company’s stock, valued at approximately $406,000.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019

The World Bank and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) have launched the first bond offering that was created and managed solely using blockchain technology. The A$100 million ($73.16 million) two-year, AAA-rated offering priced on Wednesday with a yield of 2.251%, 23 basis points above benchmark rates.

There have been other prototype bond issues using the blockchain (distributed ledger) mechanism, but those were mainly private placements. The World Bank issue, which is managed by CBA, is the first bond offering made directly to the public.

CBA executive general manager James Wall described the offering to Reuters earlier this month:

You’re collapsing a traditional bond issuance from a manual bookbuild process and allocation process, an extended settlement then a registrar and a custodian, into something that could happen online instantaneously.

The offering has been dubbed a “Bondi” bond, an acronym for Blockchain Operated New Debt Instrument and is an initial step in eliminating manual processes by moving toward a faster, cheaper automated system. Bondi is also the name of a famous Australian beach.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: IPG Photonics Corporation(IPGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Concerns about the global economy have started to plague investors, and even some of the hottest industries in the business world have seen the impact. In the realm of laser production, IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) has seen impressive performance for years, but with ongoing trade tensions between the U.S. and China showing few signs of ending anytime soon, the threat of tariffs and other impediments to free market trade have made some people nervous about whether IPG and its peers can stay on their steep growth trajectory.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) popped more than 10% in Tuesday morning trading, after the Oxford, Mass.-based fiber laser-maker reported mixed financial results for fiscal Q4  and full-year 2018.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Moors & Cabot Inc. raised its stake in IPG Photonics Co. (NASDAQ:IPGP) by 2.9% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 10,455 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 295 shares during the period. Moors & Cabot Inc.’s holdings in IPG Photonics were worth $2,440,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tredje AP fonden boosted its position in shares of IPG Photonics Co. (NASDAQ:IPGP) by 57.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 3,160 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,150 shares during the quarter. Tredje AP fonden’s holdings in IPG Photonics were worth $737,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 12, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Qorvo, Inc.(QRVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Still, some individual stocks climbed much higher than the broader market. Read on to learn why Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO), Seadrill (NYSE:SDRL), and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) soared today.

  • [By ]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Royal Bank of Canada lowered its stake in shares of Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ:QRVO) by 9.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 203,696 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 21,545 shares during the quarter. Royal Bank of Canada’s holdings in Qorvo were worth $14,351,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) was one of the first Apple suppliers to issue a warning in mid-November, making it clear that weak demand for flagship smartphones will affect its fiscal third-quarter performance. That wasn’t surprising, as Apple supplied more than a third of the chipmaker’s revenue last fiscal year. But there’s a chance of Qorvo surprising investors with a sunny forecast when it releases its official fiscal third-quarter results on Feb. 7. Here’s why.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Perficient, Inc.(PRFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    KBC Group NV grew its stake in shares of Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRFT) by 101.2% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 44,147 shares of the digital transformation consultancy’s stock after purchasing an additional 22,210 shares during the period. KBC Group NV’s holdings in Perficient were worth $1,164,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Systematic Financial Management LP boosted its position in shares of Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRFT) by 388.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 302,431 shares of the digital transformation consultancy’s stock after acquiring an additional 240,541 shares during the period. Systematic Financial Management LP owned about 0.87% of Perficient worth $7,975,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Perficient (NASDAQ:PRFT) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Perficient (NASDAQ:PRFT) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ambarella, Inc.(AMBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ambarella Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA) also is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results Thursday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.37 in EPS and $70.3 million in revenue. Shares closed at $48.89. The consensus price target is $57.50, and the 52-week range is $40.06 to $66.23.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ambarella Inc (NASDAQ:AMBA) insider Leslie Kohn sold 6,799 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.46, for a total value of $241,092.54. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 916,795 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $32,509,550.70. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    The week ahead includes a few highly anticipated quarterly reports that could move stocks for Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW), Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA), and Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN). Below we’ll preview these upcoming announcements.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Arc Wireless Solutions Inc.(ARCW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Barnes Group (NYSE: B) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Watts Water Technologies (NYSE: WTS) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ARC Group WorldWide earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 45.8235732272447 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Canadian Solar Inc.(CSIQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    What a difference one year — and some major government policies — can make. In 2017, shares of SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR), Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ), JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:JKS), and First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) investors enjoyed solid gains of 28%, 38%, 58% and 110% respectively. 

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    The impact will have ripple effects across the industry. Major manufacturers like Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ), JinkoSolar (NYSE:JKS), Hanwha Q Cells (NASDAQ:HQCL), and JA Solar (NASDAQ:JASO) will see margins squeezed as volume and sales prices fall. They were all enjoying higher margins and strong demand in early 2018, so the could reverse to net losses later this year. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) saw an increase of 10.3% in short interest during the two weeks to June 29. Some 7.2% of the total float, or 3.23 million shares, were short, and days to cover rose from one to three. The company’s share price rose by 5.9% over the two-week period, and shares closed Wednesday at $13.02, down about 1.5% for the day, in a 52-week range of $11.37 to $19.09.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) saw a decrease of 3.1% in short interest during the first two weeks of May. Some 3.2% of the total float, or 1.45 million shares, were short, and days to cover remained unchanged at three. The company’s share price rose by about 2.3% over the two-week period, and shares closed Thursday at $16.72, down about 1.2% for the day, in a 52-week range of $12.24 to $19.09.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ) is the first to announce a bifacial solar panel on the market, known as the BiKu module. The product ranges from 17.54% efficient to 18.29% efficient in turning the sun’s rays into electricity on the front side. On the back side, indirect light hitting the solar cells will add some power production to the panel, much like how a solar panel can generate some power on a cloudy day. 

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sky-mobi Limited(MOBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Mobius (CURRENCY:MOBI) traded up 0.1% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 18:00 PM ET on February 11th. In the last week, Mobius has traded 3.1% lower against the dollar. One Mobius token can now be bought for approximately $0.0095 or 0.00000260 BTC on exchanges including OTCBTC, Gate.io, Stellar Decentralized Exchange and BitMart. Mobius has a total market capitalization of $4.89 million and approximately $19,445.00 worth of Mobius was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about Sky-mobi (NASDAQ:MOBI) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media 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. Sky-mobi earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the software maker an impact score of 45.6853785900783 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mobius (CURRENCY:MOBI) traded 1.2% lower against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 14:00 PM E.T. on August 21st. In the last week, Mobius has traded down 1.1% against the dollar. One Mobius token can now be bought for about $0.0291 or 0.00000452 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including GOPAX, BitMart, Gate.io and Stellar Decentralized Exchange. Mobius has a total market capitalization of $11.23 million and approximately $78,528.00 worth of Mobius was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Mobius (CURRENCY:MOBI) traded 12.4% lower against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 17:00 PM E.T. on September 25th. One Mobius token can now be bought for approximately $0.0265 or 0.00000414 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Gate.io, Kucoin, BitMart and GOPAX. Over the last week, Mobius has traded up 8.8% against the US dollar. Mobius has a market cap of $10.22 million and approximately $69,762.00 worth of Mobius was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Shopify Inc.(SHOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Withers]

    This same concept is at play for Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), which posted impressive 68% revenue growth in Q1-2018 thanks to the success of its merchants, who sold $8 billion worth of products on its e-commerce platform. Many of these merchants have come to depend on the company’s extensive partner network, which is a crucial part of its flywheel (pictured below). The importance of this network was underlined recently with a series of enhancements. Who are these partners, how is Shopify helping them, and how do they contribute to the company’s incredible growth?

  • [By Danny Vena, Timothy Green, and Rich Duprey]

    With that in mind, we asked three Motley Fool investors to choose top companies that remind them of Disney at the beginning of its 60-year winning streak. They offered convincing arguments for Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAXN), Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), and Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM).

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Shopify’s (NYSE:SHOP) senior leadership team shared some key insights into its competitive strategy during the company’s second-quarter earnings call. Here are the highlights for long-term shareholders.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: TripAdvisor, Inc.(TRIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:TRIP) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The stock traded as low as $56.40 and last traded at $56.17, with a volume of 400393 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $55.27.

  • [By Chris Johnson]

    TripAdvisor Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIP), the online travel review and booking site, is the company that treated my subscribers so well. And I think it’ll do the same for you, too.

  • [By TD Ameritrade]

    These changes are also going to affect the Consumer Discretionary and Information Technology sectors. Here’s how some companies will shift around:

    Companies that are currently within the Media Industry part of the Consumer Discretionary sector will become a part of the Communications Services sector. For example, Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMSCA) will join the new sector.
    Select companies that are currently in the Internet & Direct Marketing Retail sub-industry in the Consumer Discretionary sector will move to the new sector. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) are two of them.
    Some companies that are currently in the Information Technology sector, such as Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL), Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) and Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), will be grouped in the Communications Services sector.

    In addition, the Internet & Direct Marketing Retail sub-industry in the Consumer Discretionary sector will now include all online marketplaces for consumer products and services, regardless of whether or not they actually hold inventory. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA), eBay Inc. (NYSE: EBAY), Mercado Libre Inc. (NASDAQ: MELI), among others, will now be a part of the Consumer Discretionary sector instead of the Information Technology sector, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: 3D Systems Corporation(DDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) fell by 2.2% to 34.29 million shares. Some 31.3% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover fell from 23 to six. In the two-week short interest period, the share price soared by 26.8%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $22.57, and shares closed at $12.22 on Thursday, down about 1.2% on the day.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) released its fourth quarter financial results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The company said that it had $0.05 in earnings per share (EPS) on $177.3 million in revenue, compared with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for breakeven earnings and $163.47 million in revenue. The same period from last year had $0.15 in EPS on $165.94 million in revenue.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) dropped by 11.8% to 28.02 million shares. Some 25.5% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover fell from 14 to five. In the two-week short interest period, the share price soared by nearly 51%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $21.73, and shares closed at $20.91 on Friday, up about 1% on the day.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) increased by 1.8% to 26.01 million shares. Some 23.6% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover rose from nine to 12. In the two-week short interest period, the share price fell by 9.2%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $21.78, and shares closed at $19.61 on Tuesday, up about 2.2% on the day.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

There’s high-conviction funds, and then there’s Stephen Diggle’s health-care funds.

The hedge fund veteran’s $100 million Vulpes Life Sciences Class A fund holds only two stocks, and the $50 million Class B fund just three.

While the strategy has paid off — the Class A fund has returned 80 percent this year through May 25 after almost tripling last year — Diggle says it’s time to diversify and is opening the funds to outside investors as he targets as many as 12 listed and privately held biotech investments.

“We are probably too concentrated now, which is why we want to raise some money and diversify,” Diggle, the chief executive officer of Singapore-based $400 million Vulpes Investment Management, said in an interview. “We don’t believe in spreading ourselves. In most cases we are one of, if not the, largest, investor. And we are very often on the board.”

Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Internet Initiative Japan Inc.(IIJI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: 3D Systems Corporation(DDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) is expected to post its most recent quarterly results Wednesday. The consensus forecast is $0.01 in EPS and $162.12 million in revenue. Shares ended the week at $10.14 apiece. The consensus price target is $9.72, and the 52-week range is $7.92 to $23.70.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on 3D Systems (DDD)

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  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Let’s see what we can expect from the companies set to release some of the most anticipated earnings reports: Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW), 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD), and TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) rose by 1.3% to 35.05 million shares. Some 32% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover rose from 22 to 23. In the two-week short interest period, the share price rose by 0.7%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $23.70, and shares closed at $12.02 on Wednesday, up about 9% on the day.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gabelli Funds LLC bought a new stake in shares of 3D Systems Co. (NYSE:DDD) during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm bought 35,000 shares of the 3D printing company’s stock, valued at approximately $406,000.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: CIENA Corporation(CIEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.
  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:

    Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE)
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN)
    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR)
    II-VI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IIVI)
    Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI)
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    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.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Systemax Inc.(SYX)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK) and Systemax (NYSE:SYX) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Systematic Financial Management LP lowered its position in shares of Systemax Inc. (NYSE:SYX) by 4.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 44,315 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,150 shares during the quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP owned 0.12% of Systemax worth $1,265,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

Investment company Karpus Management, Inc. buys Vanguard S&P 500, Vanguard FTSEEuropean, Pensare Acquisition Corp, SPDR Nuveen Bloomberg Barclays Short Term Municipa, Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF, Vanguard Small-Cap, Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund, Blackrock Income Trust Inc, Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp III, Blackrock Credit Allocation Income Trust, sells SPDR S&P 500, Tri Continental Corporation, Tri Continental Corporation, Vanguard Information Tech, Barington/Hilco Acquisition Corp during the 3-months ended 2017-09-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Karpus Management, Inc.. As of 2017-09-30, Karpus Management, Inc. owns 130 stocks with a total value of $3.9 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: WRLS, HCAC, MCN, MCN, IIM, IIM, VPV, VPV, JCE, JCE, Added Positions: VOO, VGK, SHM, VCIT, VB, EIM, BKT, BTZ, VTI, NEA, Reduced Positions: TY, TY, FPT, FPT, TDF, TDF, MHI, MHI, Sold Out: SPY, VGT, BHAC, EACQ, SRUN, IRL, IRL, NIQ, NIQ, PHF,

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

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Cramer knows that “any time I express any concern about Micron I am going to get blasted for it on Twitter (TWTR)  because it is so cheap and because, bizarrely, it is a cult stock, one that goes up and up and up until it stops and then gets real ugly…fast.”

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    One of last week’s biggest winners was Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), soaring 10.95% after a pair of analyst upgrades. Morgan Stanley’s Brian Nowak is no longer bearish on the stock. Rob Sanderson at MKM Partners is now bullish on the social media giant.

  • [By ]

    The markets fluctuated on Wednesday as Boeing (BA)  and Twitter (TWTR)   earlier today posted better than expected earnings, but as bond yields and commodity prices increased.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Over the last week, several imposter Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) users posing as Lee have promised to donate cryptocurrency. The big warning sign is that the fake accounts ask to first receive Litecoin from other users before sending some in return.

  • [By ]

    Elon Musk’s recent concession that “humans are underrated” via Twitter (TWTR) reflects a change in philosophy that may well determine whether Tesla Inc. (TSLA) can achieve its projections for the Model 3 — a closely watched benchmark of the company’s ability to reach profitability without having to raise new capital. 

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) plans to join Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) in banning the advertisement of cryptocurrencies and ICOs, according to Sky News.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: The Descartes Systems Group Inc.(DSGX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Descartes Systems Group (NASDAQ:DSGX) (TSE:DSG) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Descartes Systems Group Inc (TSE:DSG) (NASDAQ:DSGX) shares reached a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as C$39.94 and last traded at C$39.84, with a volume of 62385 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$39.71.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: United States Cellular Corporation(USM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong (OTCMKTS:HTHKY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NII (NASDAQ: NIHD) and U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: 3D Systems Corporation(DDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    As with last quarter, main rival 3D Systems(NYSE:DDD) is scheduled to report on the same day, though before the market opens.

    Shares of Stratasys are up 3.5% so far in 2018 through April 24. For context, the S&P 500 is down 1% in 2018, while 3D Systems stock has gained nearly 30% this year.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) is expected to post its most recent quarterly results Wednesday. The consensus forecast is $0.01 in EPS and $162.12 million in revenue. Shares ended the week at $10.14 apiece. The consensus price target is $9.72, and the 52-week range is $7.92 to $23.70.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) fell by 1.9% to 35.03 million shares. Some 32.1% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover rose from 12 to 15. In the two-week short interest period, the share price rose by 27.3%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $23.70, and shares closed at $10.68 on Wednesday, up about 0.7% on the day.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) fell by 2.2% to 34.29 million shares. Some 31.3% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover fell from 23 to six. In the two-week short interest period, the share price soared by 26.8%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $22.57, and shares closed at $12.22 on Thursday, down about 1.2% on the day.

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Diversified 3D printing company 3D Systems(NYSE:DDD) is slated to report its first-quarter 2018 earnings after the market closes on Wednesday, May 2. As with last quarter, main rivalStratasysis scheduled to report on the same day, though before the market opens.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Let’s see what we can expect from the companies set to release some of the most anticipated earnings reports: Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW), 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD), and TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX).

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Bruker Corporation(BRKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Bruker (BRKR)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019

Hudson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDSN) traded up 20.3% during trading on Thursday following insider buying activity. The company traded as high as $2.73 and last traded at $2.61. 2,803,817 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 473% from the average session volume of 488,999 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.17.

Specifically, Director Otto C. Morch sold 12,224 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $2.52, for a total transaction of $30,804.48. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Kevin J. Zugibe purchased 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 15th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $5.51 per share, with a total value of $27,550.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have bought 33,000 shares of company stock valued at $97,920. Corporate insiders own 18.90% of the company’s stock.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Sapiens International Corporation N.V.(SPNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sapiens International (NASDAQ: SPNS) and NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ:NTWK) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sapiens International Co. (NASDAQ:SPNS) – William Blair boosted their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for Sapiens International in a report issued on Tuesday, May 8th. William Blair analyst B. Suri now forecasts that the technology company will post earnings of $0.11 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.10. William Blair currently has a “Market Perform” rating on the stock. William Blair also issued estimates for Sapiens International’s FY2018 earnings at $0.47 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.54 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sapiens International (NASDAQ:SPNS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The technology company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.03, Briefing.com reports. Sapiens International had a net margin of 0.13% and a return on equity of 6.81%. The business had revenue of $71.09 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $67.68 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.02 EPS. Sapiens International’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Infinera Corporation(INFN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) have rebounded today, up by 8% as of 3 p.m. EDT, following a sell-off yesterdaythat came in response to first-quarter earnings. Investors may realize they overreacted.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN)reported its first-quarter results on Wednesday, May 9. Management at the optical equipment provider told investors last quarter that revenueand margins were starting to rebound nicely from their 2017 lows. But did the company keep its momentum up in the first-quarter?Let’s dig into the numbers to find out.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    After underperforming the broader stock market in 2017, shares of Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) have rebounded as of late on improving fundamentals. Management was upbeat about its outlook for business, but before piling in, there are some risks investors should be aware of.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Microvision Inc.(MVIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    IMPINJ (NASDAQ: PI) and MicroVision (NASDAQ:MVIS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: 3D Systems Corporation(DDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) rose by 1.3% to 35.05 million shares. Some 32% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover rose from 22 to 23. In the two-week short interest period, the share price rose by 0.7%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $23.70, and shares closed at $12.02 on Wednesday, up about 9% on the day.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Let’s see what we can expect from the companies set to release some of the most anticipated earnings reports: Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW), 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD), and TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX).

  • [By Chris Lange]

    3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) released its fourth quarter financial results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The company said that it had $0.05 in earnings per share (EPS) on $177.3 million in revenue, compared with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for breakeven earnings and $163.47 million in revenue. The same period from last year had $0.15 in EPS on $165.94 million in revenue.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Oclaro, Inc.(OCLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Oclaro Inc.(NASDAQ:OCLR) fell 17.2% in April, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence, after the U.S. Department of Commerce announced a seven-year ban on sales by U.S. companies toChina-based telecom equipment manufacturerZTE (NASDAQOTH: ZTCOY).

  • [By ]

    Oclaro (OCLR) : “No, I don’t like anything optical. I’d go with Cisco Systems (CSCO) .”

    Stratasys (SSYS) : “If you want 3D printing, you want HP (HPQ) .”

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Oclaro (NASDAQ:OCLR) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Thursday morning.

    Several other research firms have also issued reports on OCLR. Jefferies Group lowered Oclaro from a buy rating to a hold rating and set a $6.50 price target on the stock. in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Cowen restated a buy rating and set a $8.00 price target on shares of Oclaro in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. B. Riley reduced their price target on Oclaro from $10.00 to $9.50 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Oclaro from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 15th. Finally, DA Davidson reduced their price target on Oclaro from $11.00 to $9.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $10.55.

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on Oclaro (OCLR) , Stratasys (SSYS) , Washington Prime Group (WPG) and Select Medical Holdings (SEM) .

    No-Huddle Offense 

    In his “No-Huddle Offense” segment, Cramer proclaimed that it’s a fallacy to think that a low price/earnings multiple always means a stock is too cheap. Sometimes, the earnings estimates are simply too high.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation(CCMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019

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After a solid 2nd quarter, where it doubled year-over-year earnings from $1.7 billion to $3.4 billion, Exxon Mobil (XOM) will struggle to approach those results in the current quarter because of falling oil prices.

The good news for Exxon is its refining unit led earnings growth for the 2nd quarter, generating $1.4 billion in earnings, followed by its upstream business, which produced $1.2 billion in earnings. It’ll struggle to approach those numbers this quarter.

Chemical on the other hand underperformed, with earnings coming in at $985 million, down $232 million from last year in the same reporting period. That was attributed to ” higher turnaround activities, lower volumes, and decreased margins.”

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Advantage Lithium Corp. (AVLIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Advantage Lithium (OTCQX:AVLIF) is a strategic advanced junior lithium exploration company that operates between Lithium Americas and Orocobre in the Cauchari-Olaroz basin. Orocobre is the largest shareholder in the company with a 30% equity stake, coupled with a 25% interest in the project. Over the past few months, the company has been moving towards completing the second stage of its drilling campaign, which will be completed in May 2018 and will then be followed on with an updated Natural Resource Estimate Study. This will allow the company to move into phase three of its drilling efforts, which will utilize larger drills to further define the resource, with a Feasibility Study expected to be completed in the first part of 2019.

  • [By ]

    The following 6 companies are on the bench for the index:

    Advantage Lithium (OTCQX:AVLIF) Argosy Minerals (OTCPK:ARYMF) Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) Critical Elements (OTCQX:CRECF) NEO Lithium (OTCQX:NTTHF) Wealth Minerals (OTCQX:WMLLF)

    “Bench” is a sports analogy meaning that one or more of them could be added in the future if one of the above companies becomes a producer, is acquired, or the market capitalization (“cap”) of one or more of the index holdings falls significantly below that of one or more companies on the bench.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Omnicom Group Inc.(OMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Coho Partners Ltd. lessened its stake in Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC) by 2.8% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 1,836,605 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 52,194 shares during the quarter. Omnicom Group accounts for 3.5% of Coho Partners Ltd.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 15th biggest holding. Coho Partners Ltd.’s holdings in Omnicom Group were worth $133,466,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the eighteen analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have assigned a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $81.30.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: 3D Systems Corporation(DDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) rose by 1.3% to 35.05 million shares. Some 32% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover rose from 22 to 23. In the two-week short interest period, the share price rose by 0.7%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $23.70, and shares closed at $12.02 on Wednesday, up about 9% on the day.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) is set to release its most recent quarterly results on Wednesday. The consensus forecast calls for breakeven earnings and $164.7 million in revenue. Shares closed on Friday at $12.05. The consensus price target is $9.83, and the 52-week range is $7.92 to $23.70.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Let’s see what we can expect from the companies set to release some of the most anticipated earnings reports: Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW), 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD), and TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX).

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Activision Blizzard, Inc(ATVI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) is expected to release its most recent quarterly report Thursday afternoon. The consensus forecast calls for $0.35 in EPS on $1.32 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $65.79 on Friday. The consensus target price is $76.36, and shares have changed hands between $50.91 and $79.63 in the past year.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Stock No. 1: The first one up is Activision Blizzard(NASDAQ:ATVI). ATVI is the ticker symbol. Activision Blizzard is, for me anyway, the worldwide leader. There’s some good competition [Electronic Arts and others] in interactive entertainment.

  • [By Rich Duprey, Rich Smith, and Travis Hoium]

    Yet Shopify isn’t the only business with compelling arguments in its favor. We asked three of our Motley Fool investors for growth stocks that they like that have the potential to post returns that would put Shopify’s own to shame. They chose gaming specialist Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), electric car maker Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), and streaming device maker Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU).

  • [By John Ballard]

    In the last few years, Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) has been focusing on the esports market as a way to reduce its dependency on game sales by building a sizable revenue stream from advertising, ticket sales, merchandise, and sponsorships. Overwatch League (which launched in January of this year) is the most promising of its esports ventures to date, with management making the bet that it will deliver a large enough audience to attract big bucks from advertisers.

  • [By John Ballard]

    If you compare Activision Blizzard’s (NASDAQ:ATVI) balance sheet with its peers’, one thing might jump out at you — the Overwatch maker is saddled with a lot of debt. Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) and Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO) have higher net cash balances even though Activision generates more revenue and free cash flow than they do, and has been doing so for years and years.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sempra Energy(SRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

     

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) and Vectren (NYSE:VVC) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Sempra Energy’s (NYSE:SRE) acquisition of Oncor was a bit of a coup on Wall Street, as it was able to outbid Berkshire Hathaway for the Texas utility. The victory didn’t come cheap, though, as Sempra had to cough up $9.5 billion and take on quite a bit of debt in the process of completing the deal. Even though the company sees immense potential in the purchase and the growth opportunities that come with it, shares of Sempra have been mostly flat for the past year.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.(GCAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    GAIN Capital (NYSE:GCAP) insider Samantha Roady sold 4,826 shares of GAIN Capital stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.23, for a total transaction of $39,717.98. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 221,191 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,820,401.93. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    GAIN Capital (NYSE:GCAP) General Counsel Diego Rotsztain sold 3,184 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.23, for a total value of $26,204.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the general counsel now directly owns 98,663 shares in the company, valued at approximately $811,996.49. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc.(APLE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Riverhead Capital Management LLC grew its position in Apple Hospitality REIT (NYSE:APLE) by 607.7% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 134,100 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 115,150 shares during the quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC owned about 0.06% of Apple Hospitality REIT worth $2,356,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. (NYSE: APLE) owns one of the largest portfolios of upscale, select-service hotels in the United States.Investors are paid a generous 6.67% yield. The shares traded at $17.95 early Thursday, in a 52-week range of $16.72 to $21.90.The consensus price objective is $19.25.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.(MPWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Itron Inc.(ITRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TheStreet cut shares of Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) from a b rating to a c rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning.

    Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on ITRI. BidaskClub upgraded Itron from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Oppenheimer reiterated a buy rating and set a $78.00 price objective on shares of Itron in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Canaccord Genuity upgraded Itron from a hold rating to a buy rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $78.00 to $84.00 in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Cowen upgraded Itron from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $80.00 to $84.00 in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, JMP Securities set a $108.00 price objective on Itron and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $83.36.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $3.10 billion.
    Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RXN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $551.94 million.
    Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $423.13 million.
    Switch, Inc. (NYSE: SWCH) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $99.83 million.
    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $579.85 million.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $119.06 million.
    Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $68.14 million.
    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRNA) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.87 million.
    VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $130.00 million.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $45.38 million.
    Restoration Robotics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIR) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.17 per share on revenue of $5.93 million.
    YogaWorks, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOGA) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.22 per share on revenue of

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: COP, HD, HSBC
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has seized assets from the Venezuelan-owned firm PDVSA in the Caribbean. The company won a court case that will allow it to take over assets owned by the Venezuelan government. The court enabled the seizures as part of a broader plan to allow the firm to recoup roughly $2 billion following the 2007 nationalization of its assets in Venezuela by the huge Castro-led government.
    Monday will be a quiet day on the earnings front. Investors are looking to Tuesday’s calendar, when The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) reports earnings. Tomorrow, Wall Street analysts expect that Home Depot will report earnings per share of $2.07 on top of $25.2 billion in revenue. Investors will be hoping that the company reports strong profits thanks to an improving U.S. economy and the recent tax reform law.
    Expect a lot of chatter today about blockchain technology. That’s because ING Bank and HSBC Holdings Plc.(NYSE: HSBC) announced over the weekend that they engaged in their first trade ever using blockchain technology. The two engaged in a trade on behalf of Cargill to finance a shipment of soybeans from Argentina to Malaysia.
    Today, look for earnings reports from Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A), Itron Inc.(Nasdaq: ITRI), Vipshop Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: VIPS), Amyris Biotechnologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRS), Sky Solar Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: SKYS), Mazor Robotics Ltd.(Nasdaq: MZOR), China Lodging Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: HTHT), and Mimecast Ltd.(Nasdaq: MIME).

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) – Analysts at Oppenheimer cut their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Itron in a research note issued on Tuesday, May 15th. Oppenheimer analyst N. Kaye now anticipates that the scientific and technical instruments company will earn $0.55 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.86. Oppenheimer currently has a “Buy” rating and a $78.00 target price on the stock. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Itron’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.46 EPS.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.(ROIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Over the last six months, theSPDR S&P Retail ETF(NYSEMKT:XRT) is up 18%, compared with just a 6% gain for theS&P 500. With the economy running at full strength and a strong first-quarter earnings report fromMacy’sto kick off earnings season, investors are feeling a renewed sense of optimism about the sector. Keep reading to see why our Fool.com contributors recommend looking atUlta Beauty(NASDAQ:ULTA), Retail Opportunity Investments Corp(NASDAQ:ROIC), andWalmart (NYSE:WMT) to take advantage of the sector bullishness.

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.(NASDAQ:ROIC)announced in-line first-quarter results late Wednesday, underpinned by strong portfolio lease rates, steady growth in base rents, and the reiteration of the real estate investment trust’s full-year guidance.

Best High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

In the wake of the WannaCry cyberattack, investors are wondering which cybersecurity stocks to buy. Since the attack originated from instruments created by the U.S. government and President Trump has already shown that he is quite earnest about preventing cyberattacks, it’s a good bet that the U.S. government will spend billions of dollars on cybersecurity going forward.

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Therefore, investors should look for stocks to buy that will benefit from this trend. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) and Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) fit the bill.

Best High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Echelon Corporation(ELON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Echelon Co. (NASDAQ:ELON) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $4.07 and last traded at $4.18, with a volume of 9600 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.31.

Best High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Internet Initiative Japan Inc.(IIJI)

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Best High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: 3D Systems Corporation(DDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) fell by 1.9% to 35.03 million shares. Some 32.1% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover rose from 12 to 15. In the two-week short interest period, the share price rose by 27.3%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $23.70, and shares closed at $10.68 on Wednesday, up about 0.7% on the day.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) is set to release its most recent quarterly results on Wednesday. The consensus forecast calls for breakeven earnings and $164.7 million in revenue. Shares closed on Friday at $12.05. The consensus price target is $9.83, and the 52-week range is $7.92 to $23.70.

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    As with last quarter, main rival 3D Systems(NYSE:DDD) is scheduled to report on the same day, though before the market opens.

    Shares of Stratasys are up 3.5% so far in 2018 through April 24. For context, the S&P 500 is down 1% in 2018, while 3D Systems stock has gained nearly 30% this year.

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Diversified 3D printing company 3D Systems(NYSE:DDD) is slated to report its first-quarter 2018 earnings after the market closes on Wednesday, May 2. As with last quarter, main rivalStratasysis scheduled to report on the same day, though before the market opens.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) is expected to post its most recent quarterly results Wednesday. The consensus forecast is $0.01 in EPS and $162.12 million in revenue. Shares ended the week at $10.14 apiece. The consensus price target is $9.72, and the 52-week range is $7.92 to $23.70.

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Best High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc.(CTT)

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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018

Source: ThinkstockMay 22, 2017: The S&P 500 closed higher on the day, up 0.5% at 2,393.91. Separately the DJIA closed up 0.4% as well at 20,894.90. The Nasdaq closed up 0.8% at 6,133.62.

The broad markets kicked off the week with solid gains on Monday. Practically all of the sectors and industries were showing gains on the day, with an emphasis on the tech sector. Some of the mid- and small-cap oil & gas stocks were lower on the day despite crude oil moving above the $50 mark for the first time in over a month. Following the Saudi arms deal, aerospace and defense stocks were incredibly positive on the day too.

Crude oil broke the $50 level and was last trading higher on the day up 1% at $50.81.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    In addition to reports from T and VZ, these are some of the other major companies reporting earnings this week:

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) report before market open on Tuesday, Apr. 24
    Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) reports before the open on Wednesday, Apr. 25
    Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) reports before the open Wednesday, Apr. 25 and Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reports after the close the same day
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) reports after market close Wednesday, Apr. 25 and General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) reports before the open Thursday, Apr. 26
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) all report after market close Thursday, Apr. 26
    Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) report before the open Friday, Apr. 27

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    As your Twitter (TWTR) following grows, it gets tougher to analyze the seemingly endless stream of tweets. But this week one thing has become clear in the tweets to me (besides those filled with hate for my bearish views on that money-losing outfit Tesla– keep those tweets coming as it’s motivating, in fact ramp up the pace and copy in @ElonMusk), people want to know when they can trade back into tech stocks. The space has been whacked since mid-May as the Facebook (FB) situation has taken on a life of its own.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    This has major financial institutions issuing warnings ahead of one of the biggest technological shifts in the history of the world.

    The Top Cryptocurrency Stories for Wednesday
    Yesterday, one of Bitcoin’s biggest proponents once again released an extremely bullish outlook on the cryptocurrency. Billionaire investor Tim Draper said Tuesday that “Bitcoin is bigger than the Internet,” and he also said its influence will be even bigger than the Industrial Revolution, the Renaissance, and the Iron Age. The statement comes after he released a recent price target of $250,000 by 2022. Not everyone is buying into Bitcoin’s post-tax season rally. Bill Harris, the former CEO of PayPal Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: PYPL) and Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), sounded off Tuesday in an op-ed piece titled “Bitcoin Is the Greatest Scam in History.” Harris called the cryptocurrency a “colossal pump-and-dump scheme” that has no precedent on the world stage. Bitcoin proponents immediately took to social media and online blogs to refute Harris’ arguments. Forbes contributor Kyle Torpey vented that Harris’ focus was misguided and took special issue with his claim that “Bitcoin has no value.” The crypto world has identified JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon as public enemy No. 1. Computer security pioneer and cryptocurrency guruJohn McAfeecalled out Dimon for attempting – and failing – to “end crypto.” McAfee lobbed a slew of accusations at the big banker via Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR). Finally, it wouldn’t be another day in the cryptocurrency markets without another unprovoked threat to Bitcoin. The latest comes from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In a recent issue of the MIT Technology Review, writers presented three scenarios that could “destroy Bitcoin.” The scenarios include a “government takeover” of the cryptocurrency, the “tokenization of everything” that involves a massive influx of tokens and makes Bitcoin less valuable, and a mas

  • [By Andrew Tonner]

    Numerous commentators — myself included — have argued that Snap shares are observably overvalued in the near term, because the arithmetic just doesn’t add up. However, the company’s long-term trajectory could see it become the next roaring social-media success, like Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), or struggle to define itself, like Twitter (NYSE:TWTR). Here’s what Snap needs to do to avoid succumbing to a fate like Twitter’s.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: General Employment Enterprises, Inc.(JOB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares jumped 26.5 percent to $6.9042. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares climbed 17.4 percent to $3.11. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BDL) shares jumped 17 percent to $27.97 following Q2 results. Flanigan's Enterprises posted Q2 earnings of $0.75 per share on sales of $29.456 million.
    Borqs Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRQS) rose 15.8 percent to $8.05 after reporting Q1 results.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) jumped 15.3 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 15.1 percent to $6.33.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) rose 13.8 percent to $6.27.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) gained 12.8 percent to $5.98. H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Enphase Energy with a Buy rating.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares surged 12.1 percent to $21.68 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) climbed 11.6 percent to $2.399.
    Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: AHPI) surged 11.4 percent to $3.0643.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) gained 11.1 percent to $24.40 after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) rose 10.9 percent to $3.16.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) gained 10.1 percent to $11.71 after reporting Q1 results.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) climbed 7.9 percent to $2.61 following Q2 results.
    The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKS) gained 7.6 percent to $2.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX) rose 7.3 percent to $0.8798 after the company was granted a patent approval. The clinical-st
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 78.82 percent to close at $7.26 on Monday.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares jumped 18 percent to close at $2.36.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) climbed 15.7 percent to close at $7.00 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) gained 17.21 percent to close at $3.61.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) rose 14.16 percent to close at $33.45. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares jumped 12.79 percent to close at $25.58.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares gained 11.52 percent to close at $15.00. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 10.94 percent to close at $22.91.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares rose 10.76 percent to close at $26.05. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares rose 10.02 percent to close at $6.48.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares gained 8.37 percent to close at $2.46 on Monday after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares gained 7.81 percent to close at $11.11.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 7.26 percent to close at $70.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 6.66 percent to close at $74.45 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Hanesbrands Inc.
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares jumped 17 percent to $3.65.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares rose 13.5 percent to $11.70.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) gained 11.6 percent to $6.75 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares jumped 11.2 percent to $14.95. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares gained 11 percent to $2.2199.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) surged 10.8 percent to $4.50.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) rose 10.1 percent to $3.39.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) climbed 9.6 percent to $32.10. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares jumped 9.1 percent to $25.66. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 8.4 percent to $75.65 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Command Security Corporation (NYSE: MOC) shares gained 6.4 percent to $3.0960 after the company disclosed a $23 million five-year contract with LaGuardia Gateway Partners for LaGuardia Airport New Central Terminal Building.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) rose 6.2 percent to $2.41 after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 5.7 percent to $69.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) gained 4.9 percent to $18.035. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Hanesbrands from Hold to Buy.
    M

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Itron Inc.(ITRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) – Analysts at Oppenheimer cut their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Itron in a research note issued on Tuesday, May 15th. Oppenheimer analyst N. Kaye now anticipates that the scientific and technical instruments company will earn $0.55 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.86. Oppenheimer currently has a “Buy” rating and a $78.00 target price on the stock. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Itron’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.46 EPS.

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: COP, HD, HSBC
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has seized assets from the Venezuelan-owned firm PDVSA in the Caribbean. The company won a court case that will allow it to take over assets owned by the Venezuelan government. The court enabled the seizures as part of a broader plan to allow the firm to recoup roughly $2 billion following the 2007 nationalization of its assets in Venezuela by the huge Castro-led government.
    Monday will be a quiet day on the earnings front. Investors are looking to Tuesday’s calendar, when The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) reports earnings. Tomorrow, Wall Street analysts expect that Home Depot will report earnings per share of $2.07 on top of $25.2 billion in revenue. Investors will be hoping that the company reports strong profits thanks to an improving U.S. economy and the recent tax reform law.
    Expect a lot of chatter today about blockchain technology. That’s because ING Bank and HSBC Holdings Plc.(NYSE: HSBC) announced over the weekend that they engaged in their first trade ever using blockchain technology. The two engaged in a trade on behalf of Cargill to finance a shipment of soybeans from Argentina to Malaysia.
    Today, look for earnings reports from Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A), Itron Inc.(Nasdaq: ITRI), Vipshop Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: VIPS), Amyris Biotechnologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRS), Sky Solar Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: SKYS), Mazor Robotics Ltd.(Nasdaq: MZOR), China Lodging Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: HTHT), and Mimecast Ltd.(Nasdaq: MIME).

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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Super Micro Computer, Inc.(SMCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares rose 35.8 percent to $3.00.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares surged 32 percent to $8.94 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) gained 29.6 percent to $24.62. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares rose 26.8 percent to $32.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) gained 25 percent to $7.185 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares climbed 23.7 percent to $122.87 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.2 percent to $8.4999 after reporting Q2 results.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) gained 22.2 percent to $41.27 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 22.2 percent to $57.955 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) jumped 19.7 percent to $6.12 after reporting Q1 results.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 16.4 percent to $21.00 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares rose 16.4 percent to $12.21 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares gained 14.9 percent to $63.75 following Q1 results.
    Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) shares climbed 14.5 percent to $23.98 folloiwng strong Q1 results.
    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) climbed 12.6 percent to $25.40 after reporting Q1 earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY) shares gained 10 percent to $19.59 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7 percent to $10.09 following Q3 r
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares jumped 29.86 percent to close at $2.87 on Friday.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares gained 28.87 percent to close at $8.75 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSE: MXC) gained 27.02 percent to close at $5.4744.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) climbed 26 percent to close at $23.94. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 25.64 percent to close at $42.44 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.19 percent to close at $8.50 after reporting Q2 results.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares gained 22.45 percent to close at $31.58 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) gained 22.31 percent to close at $6.25 after reporting Q1 results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares jumped 22.27 percent to close at $121.46 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Jerash Holdings (US), Inc. (NASDAQ: JRSH) gained 20.86 percent to close at $8.46.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 19.83 percent to close at $6.89 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 18.01 percent to close at $55.95 on Friday after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 17.73 percent to close at $21.25 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) rose 17.41 percent to close at $2.36.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares gained 16.78 percent to close at $12.25 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares rose 14.23 percent to close at $63.40 following Q1 result
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the information technology shares rose 1.59 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P), up 23 percent, and Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) up 17 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ:SMCI) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Friday.

    A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Super Micro Computer from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, April 5th. Maxim Group increased their price objective on shares of Super Micro Computer from $45.00 to $50.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $28.14.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: 3D Systems Corporation(DDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) is set to release its most recent quarterly results on Wednesday. The consensus forecast calls for breakeven earnings and $164.7 million in revenue. Shares closed on Friday at $12.05. The consensus price target is $9.83, and the 52-week range is $7.92 to $23.70.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) rose by 1.3% to 35.05 million shares. Some 32% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover rose from 22 to 23. In the two-week short interest period, the share price rose by 0.7%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $23.70, and shares closed at $12.02 on Wednesday, up about 9% on the day.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: The Rubicon Project, Inc.(RUBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rubicon Project (NYSE: RUBI) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Rubicon Project to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Simulations Plus, Inc.(SLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report issued on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $18.55 and last traded at $18.35, with a volume of 49668 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.20.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: MobileIron, Inc.(MOBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: FormFactor, Inc.(FORM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Changyou.com Limited(CYOU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Continuing its turnaround may seem to be an applause-worthy event. This is the third quarter in a row that year-over-year revenue growth tops 20%. However, weak guidance and continuing softness in its flagship display advertising business are sending the stock that was hitting two-year highs just six months ago to fresh 10-year lows.Spun-off subsidiaries Sogou (NYSE:SOGO) and Changyou.com (NASDAQ:CYOU) are also moving lower on Wednesday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ: CYOU) fell 27.5 percent to $21.35 in pre-market trading.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) fell 19.7 percent to $13.36 in pre-market trading after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 10.5 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) fell 8.1 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8 percent to $110.05 in pre-market trading. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) fell 6.2 percent to $35.36 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: DB) fell 5 percent to $13.63 in pre-market trading.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 4.3 percent to $48.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 results.
    Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) shares fell 4 percent to $64.00 in pre-market trading. Colgate-Palmolive posted upbeat Q1 earnings, while sales missed estimates

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now

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After all the nasty things that Kraft Heinz’s main shareholder had to say this past weekend about cryptocurrencies, maybe Warren Buffett’s attitude will change if bacoins turn into a productive asset. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-B) owns a stake of about 27% in Kraft Heinz.

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Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Platform Specialty Products Corporation(PAH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Platform Specialty Products Co. (NYSE:PAH) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $14.40.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Nu Skin Enterprises Inc.(NUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS) is benefiting from two key trends: its strong presence in Asia where it books 79% of its revenue and leading brand awareness with millennials. The company has increased its dividend every year since 2001, now paying a 2% yield, and maintains a share repurchase program that returns excess cash to shareholders.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: 3D Systems Corporation(DDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    As with last quarter, main rival 3D Systems(NYSE:DDD) is scheduled to report on the same day, though before the market opens.

    Shares of Stratasys are up 3.5% so far in 2018 through April 24. For context, the S&P 500 is down 1% in 2018, while 3D Systems stock has gained nearly 30% this year.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) is set to release its most recent quarterly results on Wednesday. The consensus forecast calls for breakeven earnings and $164.7 million in revenue. Shares closed on Friday at $12.05. The consensus price target is $9.83, and the 52-week range is $7.92 to $23.70.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) fell by 1.9% to 35.03 million shares. Some 32.1% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover rose from 12 to 15. In the two-week short interest period, the share price rose by 27.3%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $23.70, and shares closed at $10.68 on Wednesday, up about 0.7% on the day.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Let’s see what we can expect from the companies set to release some of the most anticipated earnings reports: Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW), 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD), and TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX).

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Diversified 3D printing company 3D Systems(NYSE:DDD) is slated to report its first-quarter 2018 earnings after the market closes on Wednesday, May 2. As with last quarter, main rivalStratasysis scheduled to report on the same day, though before the market opens.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Eli Lilly and Company(LLY)

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Spotify (SPOT) , Alkermes (ALKS) , Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) , Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) , Sorrento Therapeutics (SRNE) , NVIDIA (NVDA) , Nucor, Eli Lilly (LLY) and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) .

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Incyte Corp. (NASDAQ: INCY) and Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) will be under the microscope next week as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will decide the fate of their rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares rose 67.5 percent to $49.96 in pre-market trading after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 62.8 percent to $11.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) rose 23.4 percent to $2.11 in pre-market trading following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) rose 19.1 percent to $5.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 17.7 percent to $2.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 15.2 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) rose 14.6 percent to $8.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
    Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 11 percent to $27.50 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) rose 8.9 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MediciNova, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNOV) rose 8.1 percent to $11.35 in pre-market trading after the company announced opening of Investigational New Drug Application for MN-166 (ibudilast) in glioblastoma.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) shares rose 7.7 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company reported that its President and CEO Hannes Portmann left the company. The company named Raymond Threlkeld as successor.
    Otter Tail Corporation (NASDAQ: OTTR) shares rose 7.4 percent to $46.60 in the pre-market trading session.
    Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX) shares rose

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Dell Technologies Inc. (DVMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Dell launches Customer Solution Center in UAE (khaleejtimes.com) Hilal Computers selected for Dell EMC President’s Circle (arabnews.com) Dell Technologies Customer Solution Centre opens in Dubai (tahawultech.com) Dell Technologies launches new Customer Solution Centre in UAE (itp.net) Dell Technologies (DVMT) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    NYSE DVMT traded up $0.30 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $74.22. The stock had a trading volume of 830,865 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,081,792. Dell Technologies has a 52-week low of $73.19 and a 52-week high of $74.78. The company has a market capitalization of $56.67 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.03, a PEG ratio of 1.41 and a beta of -0.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94, a current ratio of 0.85 and a quick ratio of 0.79.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Meeder Asset Management Inc. decreased its position in Dell Technologies (NYSE:DVMT) by 89.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 1,948 shares of the company’s stock after selling 16,346 shares during the period. Meeder Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Dell Technologies were worth $143,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    The 1,610 cryptocurrencies on CoinMarketCap.com have a total market cap of $404 billion, making them worth more than Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP), International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), and Dell Technologies Inc. (NYSE: DVMT) combined.

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Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group dropped their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Apollo Global Management in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, May 7th. Jefferies Group analyst G. O’hara now forecasts that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.69 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.70. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Apollo Global Management’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.75 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.80 EPS.

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Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Oppenheimer reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Apollo Global Management in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Apollo Global Management from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, February 5th. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on Apollo Global Management from $42.00 to $41.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Deutsche Bank increased their price target on Apollo Global Management from $32.00 to $33.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Apollo Global Management from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $36.69.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Arch Coal, Inc. (ARCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market climbed sharply on Thursday, responding well to favorable earnings results from several corners of the market. Major benchmarks were up 1% to 2%, with particularly good performance from the Nasdaq Composite thanks to the tech sector’s outperformance during the day. Yet some stocks suffered from bad news that cast doubt on companies’ ability to benefit from generally favorable business conditions. MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), Arch Coal (NYSE:ARCH), and LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Arch Coal (NYSE: ARCH) and Contura Energy (OTCMKTS:CNTE) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ARCH) are slumping today, down nearly 15% as of 1:04 p.m. EDT, after the company reported lackluster first-quarter results and a muted outlook for2018.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Guaranty Bancorp(GBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Xplore Technologies Corp(XPLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) and Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ:XPLR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ: XPLR) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer & office equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Xplore Technologies to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Albemarle Corporation(ALB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Barings LLC increased its stake in Albemarle Co. (NYSE:ALB) by 21.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 144,800 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after buying an additional 25,620 shares during the quarter. Barings LLC owned 0.13% of Albemarle worth $13,429,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Albemarle Corp. (NYSE: ALB) which traded down about 7% at $110.04. The stocks 52-week range is $92.22 to $144.99. Volume was nearly 7 million compared to the daily average volume of roughly 2 million.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    That said, there may not be a better way to build wealth. It’s the tactic Warren Buffett relied on to become a billionaire. In fact, he didn’t reach the milestone until he turned 56 years old. Investors looking for great companies they can buy and hold for the next decade (or longer) should take a closer look at consumer water technology specialist A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS), lithium producer Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), and biopharma enabler Repligen (NASDAQ:RGEN).

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), the world’s top lithium producer, said it expects lithium prices to actually rise by high single digits this year compared to last year’s averages. That will help the specialty chemicals leader deliver a full-year adjusted EBITDA margin of over 40% for its lithium segment, which continues to carry the business.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion.
    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $6.00 billion.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $803.36 million.
    Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $751.57 million.
    IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $923.80 million.
    Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $691.75 million.
    Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $7.41 billion.
    ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.84 per share on revenue of $346.28 million.
    TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion.
    Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $401.76 million.
    The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $386.91 million.
    Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ: MTRX) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $285.16 million.
    Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $739.31 million.
    tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $428.25 million.
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Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: CNA Financial Corporation(CNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JPMorgan Chase restated their neutral rating on shares of Centrica (LON:CNA) in a research report released on Tuesday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on CNA. Credit Suisse Group reiterated an outperform rating on shares of Centrica in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Kepler Capital Markets decreased their price objective on shares of Centrica from GBX 190 ($2.58) to GBX 160 ($2.17) and set a buy rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of Centrica to an outperform rating and increased their target price for the stock from GBX 150 ($2.03) to GBX 175 ($2.37) in a research note on Monday, February 26th. HSBC lowered shares of Centrica to a reduce rating and cut their target price for the stock from GBX 150 ($2.03) to GBX 120 ($1.63) in a research note on Wednesday, April 11th. Finally, Deutsche Bank reissued a sell rating and set a GBX 125 ($1.70) target price on shares of Centrica in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 174.63 ($2.37).

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Banner Corporation(BANR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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    Banner Year for Asset Managers Could Be Catalyst for Change (markets.financialcontent.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Banner Co. (BANR) to Announce $0.86 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Banner Bank signs long lease for highly visible Sacramento site (finance.yahoo.com) Steven W. Rust Sells 511 Shares of Banner Co. (BANR) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) FY2018 Earnings Estimate for Banner Co. (BANR) Issued By DA Davidson (americanbankingnews.com)

    NASDAQ BANR opened at $57.47 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. The firm has a market cap of $1,896.48, a P/E ratio of 19.22, a PEG ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 0.96. Banner has a 1 year low of $52.07 and a 1 year high of $62.75.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: 3D Systems Corporation(DDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) fell by 1.9% to 35.03 million shares. Some 32.1% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover rose from 12 to 15. In the two-week short interest period, the share price rose by 27.3%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $23.70, and shares closed at $10.68 on Wednesday, up about 0.7% on the day.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Let’s see what we can expect from the companies set to release some of the most anticipated earnings reports: Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW), 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD), and TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX).

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    As with last quarter, main rival 3D Systems(NYSE:DDD) is scheduled to report on the same day, though before the market opens.

    Shares of Stratasys are up 3.5% so far in 2018 through April 24. For context, the S&P 500 is down 1% in 2018, while 3D Systems stock has gained nearly 30% this year.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on 3D Systems (DDD)

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) is set to release its most recent quarterly results on Wednesday. The consensus forecast calls for breakeven earnings and $164.7 million in revenue. Shares closed on Friday at $12.05. The consensus price target is $9.83, and the 52-week range is $7.92 to $23.70.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) rose by 1.3% to 35.05 million shares. Some 32% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover rose from 22 to 23. In the two-week short interest period, the share price rose by 0.7%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $23.70, and shares closed at $12.02 on Wednesday, up about 9% on the day.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Diebold, Incorporated(DBD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Diebold Nixdorf Inc. (NYSE: DBD) fell by about 5.1% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $11.43 after closing at $12.05 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $28.80. Volume of about 4.4 million was about three times the daily average of about 1.4 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

    VeriFone (PAY) and Diebold Nixdorf (DBD) Financial Survey (americanbankingnews.com) NCR (NCR) versus Diebold Nixdorf (DBD) Critical Survey (americanbankingnews.com) Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (DBD) stock represents -49.50% move from 52-week high (analystrecommendation.com) Self-checkout System Market 2018 Key Players Diebold Nixdorf, ECR Software (ECRS) Corp., Pan-Oston Co, NCR … (theanalystfinancial.com) Diebold Nixdorf (DBD) Downgraded to “Neutral” at JPMorgan Chase (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Diebold Nixdorf stock opened at $14.80 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 1.39, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.53. Diebold Nixdorf has a 52 week low of $12.90 and a 52 week high of $29.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,123.92, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.10, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.24 and a beta of 2.05.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: MannKind Corporation(MNKD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    There haven’t been many positive catalysts for MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ:MNKD) in a few months. The stock is down significantly so far in 2018 after starting off with some nice gains. But there was at least a chance for some good news when the company reported its first-quarter results after the market closed on Wednesday.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of MannKind Corp. (NASDAQ: MNKD) shares short decreased to 32.53 million. The previous reading was 35.96 million. The stock was last seen at $1.75, in a 52-week range of $1.01 to $6.96.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of MannKind Corp. (NASDAQ: MNKD) shares short increased slightly to 35.96 million. The previous reading was 35.94 million. The stock was last seen at $1.73, in a 52-week range of $0.67 to $6.96.

  • [By George Budwell]

    MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ:MNKD), the maker of the inhaled insulin product Afrezza, had yet another bad month in April. Specifically, the biotech’s shares lost a quarter of their value last month,according toS&P Global Market Intelligence.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: PriceSmart, Inc.(PSMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PriceSmart (NASDAQ: PSMT) is one of 12 publicly-traded companies in the “Variety stores” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare PriceSmart to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on PriceSmart (PSMT)

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

Top Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now

After years in the doghouse, Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) has become a hot stock again. BAC stock doubled from its low last summer to its recent high at $25. It seems investors are finally starting to forgive the firm for its grave errors during the financial crisis.

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Investors had almost certainly undervalued BAC stock previously. However, by the time it hit $25 this winter, one could argue that it was rapidly heading toward overvaluation. Is the recent 10% dip enough to justify new positions here, or is it better to let this correction play out first?

Top Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Mitsubishi Corporation (MSBHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Japanese trading company Itochu (OTCPK:ITOCY) has a tough act to follow – its own meaningful improvement over the past five years. The company was more willing than most of its Japanese trading peers to deemphasize commodity/resource businesses, and it moved fairly quickly here, building up non-resource businesses like its food, machinery, and finance operations. Those moves have led to better ROE and cash flow margin performance versus its peers, and Itochu shares have done well relative to peers like Mitsui (OTCPK:MITSY), Mitsubishi (OTCPK:MSBHY), Marubeni (OTCPK:MARUY), and Sumitomo (OTCPK:SSUMY) over that time.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Automotive is moving well, up 14% y/y driven by HD Radio tech. The latter is included in an A list of important models, including Tesla Model 3, the Mitsubishi (OTCPK:MSBHY) Mirage and the Nissan (OTCPK:NSANY) Rogue. Their connected radio solution is also coming along nicely.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: WSFS Financial Corporation(WSFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: 3D Systems Corporation(DDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    As with last quarter, main rival 3D Systems(NYSE:DDD) is scheduled to report on the same day, though before the market opens.

    Shares of Stratasys are up 3.5% so far in 2018 through April 24. For context, the S&P 500 is down 1% in 2018, while 3D Systems stock has gained nearly 30% this year.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on 3D Systems (DDD)

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

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) rose by 1.3% to 35.05 million shares. Some 32% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover rose from 22 to 23. In the two-week short interest period, the share price rose by 0.7%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $23.70, and shares closed at $12.02 on Wednesday, up about 9% on the day.

Mass Consumer Indifference Killed All Hope for 3D Printing Stocks

A few years back, 3D printing was being advertised as the next big thing in the consumer technology world.

As a result of that hype, 3D printing stocks were flying high. 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) was a $90 stock in 2013. Around the same time, Stratasys Ltd (NASDAQ:SSYS) was a $130 stock, while Voxeljet AG (ADR) (NYSE:VJET) was a $40 stock and ExOne Co (NASDAQ:XONE) was a $60 stock.

Since then, times have changed. 3D printing never took off. And even the best 3D printing stocks have dropped like a rock.

DDD stock fell from $90 to $11 today. SSYS fell from $130 to $20 today. VJET stock dropped from $40 to $4, and XONE stock collapsed from $60 to $7.

Such huge drops in 3D printing stocks across the board comes with a ton of questions. Why are 3D printing stocks down? Are things getting better? Could these beaten up names rebound?

In short, 3D printing stocks got hammered because mass consumer adoption of 3D printing never happened. Things aren’t really getting that much better. And the stocks don’t make for good rebound candidates just yet.

Here’s a deeper look:

Why 3D Printing Stocks Are Down

Back in 2013, 3D printing was supposed to be the next big thing in consumer technology.

The underlying technology of 3D printing had been around for a while, but it had compressed and simplified to a point where consumer 3D printers were morphing into a reality.

As such, back when consumer 3D printing was just coming into the fold in 2013, technology enthusiasts were making the case for a 3D printer being in every home (even then-President Barack Obama 3D printing industry a shout-out in a State of the Union address).

But those enthusiasts underestimated how much every-day consumers just don’t need a 3D printer.

3D printing is a complex, laborious, and time-consuming process that isn’t designed for most of us. The average consumer not only lacks the knowledge to run such a machine, but also the desire. What exactly do I need a 3D printer for?

Plus, the printers cost a whole bunch. And the maintenance costs aren’t cheap, either. Consequently, mass consumer adoption of 3D printing just never happened.

And the 3D printing stocks that were trading on mass consumer adoption euphoria, dropped.

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Why Things Aren’t Getting That Much Better

The entire 3D printing market, however, hasn’t been a dud.

There are some exciting things happening on the industrial 3D printing side. Big industries like aerospace and healthcare have found some cool ways to use 3D printing to improve supply chain productivity and create medical devices. There are also use-cases for 3D printing in the automotive, dental, and entertainment industries.

But demand for industrial applications of 3D printing continues to remain rather weak.

Last quarter, DDD reported paltry revenue growth of just 6%. Meanwhile, revenues are actually falling at SSYS.

Granted, revenues at XONE and VJET are rising by a ton, by both of those are from a really small base. Thus, the broad trend is that once these companies reach scale in the $500 million-plus range, revenue growth is anemic.

That is because industrial demand just isn’t that robust, either. The reality is that 3D printing is an exceptionally niche market with an equally niche target audience, both on the industrial and consumer side. Thus, at scale, 3D printing stocks are low-growth companies.

Bottom Line on 3D Printing Stocks

3D printing stocks aren’t cheap. DDD trades at 40-times next year’s earnings, while SSYS stock trades at more than 30-times next year’s earnings.

But 3D printing stocks should be cheap considering their low growth prospects.

Consequently, I don’t think a rebound for 3D printing stocks is in the cards any time soon. Valuations still have a ways to come down before being reasonable.

As of this writing, Luke Lango did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned

Top 10 Services Stocks For 2016

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

In trading on Thursday, basic materials shares fell by 0.45 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (ADR) (NYSE: SID), down 13 percent, and Dominion Diamond Corp (NYSE: DDC), down 9 percent.

Top 10 Services Stocks For 2016: Williams-Sonoma Inc.(WSM)

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of home products. It offers culinary and serving equipment, including cookware, cookbooks, cutlery, informal dinnerware, glassware, table linens, specialty foods, and cooking ingredients; and bridal and gift items under the Williams-Sonoma brand name. The company also provides home furnishing categories, including furniture, textiles, decorative accessories, lighting, and tabletop items under the West Elm brand name; bed and bath products under the Pottery Barn brand name; and children?s furnishings and accessories under the Pottery Barn Kids brand name. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. sells its home products through four retail store concepts, which include Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and West Elm; six direct-mail catalogs that comprise Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Bed and Bath, PBteen, and West Elm; and six e-commerce Websites, which consist of williams-sonoma.com, potte rybarn.com, potterybarnkids.com, pbteen.com, westelm.com, and wshome.com. As of January 30, 2011, it operated 592 stores, including 260 Williams-Sonoma, 193 Pottery Barn, 85 Pottery Barn Kids, 36 West Elm, and 18 outlet stores located in 44 states of the United States; Washington, D.C.; Canada; and Puerto Rico. The company was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.50 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion. Williams-Sonoma shares gained 1.50 percent to close at $50.88 on Tuesday.

Top 10 Services Stocks For 2016: Outerwall Inc.(OUTR)

 

Outerwall Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides automated retail solutions primarily in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Its Redbox segment owns and operates approximately 40,480 Redbox kiosks in 33,060 locations that enable consumers to rent or purchase movies and video games. The companys Coinstar segment owns and operates approximately 20,930 coin-counting kiosks in 19,660 locations, which enable consumers to convert their coin to cash, convert coins and paper bills to stored value products, and exchange gift cards for cash. The companys ecoATM segment owns and operates approximately 2,250 kiosks in 2,020 locations that enable consumers to purchase and sell electronic devices for cash at self-service kiosks. Its ecoATM segment also operates gazelle.com, a direct-to-consumer online solution for the purchase and sale of certain electronic devices for cash. The companys other co ncepts and investments include identifying, evaluating, building, acquiring, and developing self-service concepts in the automated retail space. The company was formerly known as Coinstar, Inc. and changed its name to Outerwall Inc. in June 2013. Outerwall Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Shares of Outerwall Inc (NASDAQ: OUTR) surged over 8 percent in Monday’s after-hours trading session following news for investors the company has begun the process of exploring strategic and financial alternatives. Outerwall’s Board also announced the raising of the company’s quarterly dividend from $0.30 to $0.60 per share. Outerwall shares jumped 8.11 percent to $37.18 in the after-hours trading session.

Top Gas Utility Stocks To Watch For 2016: MEDIFAST INC(MED)

Medifast, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production, distribution, and sale of weight management and disease management products, and other consumable health and diet products in the United States. The company?s product lines include weight and disease management, meal replacement, and vitamins. It also operates weight control centers that offer Medifast programs for weight loss and maintenance, customized patient counseling, and inbody composition analysis. The company markets its products under the Medifast and Essential brand names, including shakes, appetite suppression shakes, women?s health shakes, diabetics shakes, joint health shakes, coronary health shakes, calorie burn drinks, calorie burn flavor infusers, antioxidant shakes, antioxidant flavor infusers, bars, crunch bars, soups, chili, oatmeal, pudding, scrambled eggs, hot cocoa, cappuccino, chai latte, iced teas, fruit drinks, pretzels, puffs, brownie, pancakes, soy crisps, crackers, and omega 3 and digestive health products. Medifast Inc. sells its products through various channels of distribution comprising Web, call center, independent health advisors, medical professionals, weight loss clinics, and direct consumer marketing supported via the phone and the Web; Take Shape for Life, a physician led network of independent health coaches; and weight control centers. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, non-cyclical consumer goods & services shares rose by just 0.3 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Medifast Inc (NYSE: MED), down 5 percent, and Bridgford Foods Corporation (NASDAQ: BRID), down 6 percent.

Top 10 Services Stocks For 2016: Starbucks Corporation(SBUX)

Starbucks Corporation purchases and roasts whole bean coffees. It operates approximately 16,858 stores, including 8,833 company-operated stores and 8,025 licensed stores. The company offers approximately 30 blends and single-origin premium arabica coffees. It also provides handcrafted beverages, such as fresh-brewed coffee, hot and iced espresso beverages, coffee and non-coffee blended beverages, Vivanno smoothies, and Tazo teas; and merchandise products, including home espresso machines, coffee brewers and grinders, coffee mugs and accessories, packaged goods, music, books, and gift items. In addition, it offers fresh food items, which comprise baked pastries, sandwiches, salads, oatmeal, yogurt parfaits, and fruit cups. Further, it also provides VIA ready brew coffee, bottled frappuccino beverages, discoveries chilled cup coffee, doubleshot espresso drinks, iced coffee, whole bean coffee, and ice creams. The company?s brand portfolio includes Tazo tea, Ethos water, Seatt le?s Best Coffee, and Torrefazione Italia Coffee. Starbucks Corporation sells its products in approximately 50 countries worldwide. Starbucks Corporation was founded in 1971 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuters]

    Brent Lewin/Bloomberg via Getty Images Coffee chain Starbucks has asked U.S. customers to leave their guns at home after being dragged into an increasingly fractious debate over U.S. gun rights in the wake of multiple mass shootings. While many U.S. restaurant chains and retailers don’t allow firearms on their properties, Starbucks’ policy had been to default to local gun laws, including “open carry” regulations in many U.S. states that allow people to bring guns into stores. In August, this led gun-rights advocates to hold a national “Starbucks Appreciation Day” to thank the firm for its stance, pulling the company deeper into the fierce political fight. Locations for Starbucks Appreciation Day events included Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and six adults were shot dead in an elementary school in December. Starbucks (SBUX) closed that shop before the event was scheduled to begin. Chief executive Howard Schultz said in an open letter to customers late Tuesday that Starbucks Appreciation Day events “disingenuously portray Starbucks as a champion of ‘open carry.’ To be clear: we do not want these events in our stores.” The coffee chain didn’t, however, issue an outright ban on guns in its nearly 7,000 company-owned cafes, saying this would potentially require staff to confront armed customers. The Seattle-based company hoped to give “responsible gun owners a chance to respect its request,” Schultz said. The CEO told Reuters the policy change wasn’t the result of the Newtown Starbucks Appreciation Day event, which prompted the Newtown Action Alliance to call on the company to ban guns at all of its U.S. stores. Nor was it in response to the mass shootings this week at the Washington Navy Yard. “We’ve seen the ‘open carry’ debate become increasingly uncivil and, in some cases, even threatening,” Schultz wrote, noting that “some anti-gun activists have also played a role in ratcheting up the rhetoric and friction,” at times soliciting and confronting empl

  • [By Victor Mora]

    Starbucks provides in-demand coffee and tea products and services to consumers around the world. The company is reportedly ready to expand to Colombia, where it sources most of its beans. The stock has been flying higher in recent years and is now trading at all-time high prices. Over the past four quarters, earnings and revenues have been rising, which have led to upbeat investors in the company. Relative to its peers and sector, Starbucks has been a year-to-date performance leader. Look for Starbucks to continue to OUTPERFORM.

Top 10 Services Stocks For 2016: Stage Stores, Inc.(SSI)

 

Stage Stores, Inc. operates as a specialty department store retailer in small and mid-sized towns and communities in the United States. Its merchandise portfolio comprises moderately priced brand name and private label apparel, accessories, cosmetics, footwear, and home goods. The company also offers merchandise direct-to-consumer through its e-commerce Website and send program. As of January 30, 2016, it operated 834 specialty department stores in 39 states and a direct-to-consumer channel under the BEALLS, GOODY’S, PALAIS ROYAL, PEEBLES, and STAGE nameplates. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Stage Stores Inc (NYSE: SSI) shares fell 15.11 percent to $5.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 results and lowered its full-year outlook.

Top 10 Services Stocks For 2016: Liberty Interactive Corporation(QVCA)

Liberty Interactive Corporation, incorporated on February 28, 2006, owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are primarily engaged in the video and online commerce industries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company operates in North America, Europe and Asia. The Company’s principal businesses and assets include its subsidiaries QVC, Inc. (QVC), zulily, llc (zulily), Bodybuilding.com, LLC (Bodybuilding) and CommerceHub and Evite, Inc. (Evite). The Company’s segments include QVC, zulily, and Corporate and other.

Bodybuilding is an e-retailer of nutritional and dietary supplements. Bodybuilding also hosts an online health and fitness publication, offering free daily fitness content, workouts, video-based training plans, recipes, health advice and motivational stories. The online e-retail model combines detailed product information and real-time user reviews on approximately 15,000 health and fitness supplements and accessories.

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CommerceHub provides a cloud-based e-commerce fulfillment and marketing software platform of integrated supply, demand and delivery solutions for large retailers, online marketplaces and digital marketing channels, as well as consumer brands, manufacturers, distributors and other market participants. CommerceHub’s software platform acts as a hub that allows trading partners to conduct omni-channel commercial relationships in consumer and business-to-business e-commerce markets. Approximately 9,500 trading partners have access to CommerceHub’s platform daily to exchange critical information with each other, including orders, invoices, product information and other electronic documents. Evite is an online invitation and social event planning service on the Web. In addition to invitations, Evite also offers party ideas, planning checklists and other tools.

QVC

QVC markets and sells a range of consumer products primarily through live merchandis e-focused televised shopping programs distributed to approxi! mately 360 million households each day and through its Websites, including QVC.com, and other interactive media, such as mobile applications. In the United States, QVC distributes its programming live 24 hours per day, 364 days per year and presents on over 770 products every week. Internationally, QVC distributes live programming 8 to 24 hours per day, depending on the market. QVC classifies its products into over six groups: home, beauty, apparel, jewelry, accessories and electronics. QVC’s televised shopping programs reached approximately 140 million television households outside of the United States, primarily in Germany, Austria, Japan, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Italy and France. In addition, QVC’s joint venture in China reached approximately 110 million homes. Internationally, QVC-International also broadcasts pre-recorded shows on additional channels that offer viewers access to a range of QVC programming options. These channels include QVC Beauty & Style and QVC Plus in Germany and QVC Beauty, QVC Extra, QVC Style and QVC +1 in the United Kingdom.

QVC distributes its television programs, through satellite and optical fiber, to cable television and direct-to-home satellite system operators for retransmission to their subscribers in the United States, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, France and neighboring countries. In the United States, QVC uplinks its analog and digital programming transmissions using a third-party service. QVC’s Web and mobile platforms are integrated with its televised programming and product distribution capabilities.

Zulily

Zulily is an online retailer. Zulily’s merchandise includes women’s, children’s and men’s apparel, children’s merchandise and other products, such as kitchen accessories and home decor. Zulily launches a range of flash sales events. These events feature thousands of product styles from different vendors and typically last for over 70 h ours. Zulily acquires new e-mail subscribers through a set o! f paid an! d unpaid marketing channels, including affiliate channels and partners, customer referrals, direct navigation, display advertising, key word search campaigns, search engine optimization, social media and television ads. Zulily acquires customers once through paid and unpaid sources, and then drives engagement and repeat purchases from those customers over a long period of time through the sending of daily e-mails and mobile push communications.

The Company competes with Amazon, Travelocity, Priceline, American Express and Navigant International.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Scott Rubin]

    Stock gainers included Mercadolibre Inc (NASDAQ: MELI), up almost 14 percent, and Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS), which added 12 percent. The positive gains in both stocks were due to strong earnings reports. Shares of Liberty Interactive Group (NASDAQ: QVCA) plunged almost 22 percent on Friday due to disappointing sales growth in its fiscal second quarter. Pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (NYSE: BMY) lost 16 percent after a disappointing study involving its Opdivo drug.

Top 10 Services Stocks For 2016: Annaly Capital Management Inc(NLY)

 

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. owns a portfolio of real estate related investments in the United States. It invests in various types of agency mortgage-backed securities and related derivatives to hedge these investments; and residential credit investments, such as credit risk transfer securities and non-agency mortgage-backed securities. The company also acquires, finances, and manages commercial loans and other commercial real estate debt, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and other commercial real estate-related assets. In addition, it engages in corporate middle market lending transactions; and operates as a broker-dealer. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT). As a REIT, it is not subject to federal income tax to the extent that it distributes its taxable income to its shareholders. Annaly Capital Management, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Amanda Alix]

    It was just about one year ago that QE3 made its debut, and mortgage REITs, particularly agency-only players like Annaly Capital (NYSE: NLY  ) , Armour Residential (NYSE: ARR  ) , and American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) began moaning about the increased competition for mortgage-backed securities guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Hatteras Financial (HTS) has jumped 9.4% to $15.60 after agreeing to be purchased byAnnaly Capital Management (NLY) for $1.5 billion.Annaly Capital Management has dropped 1.1% to $$10.30.

  • [By Boniface Murigu]

    It’s no secret that mREITs such as American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) , Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY  ) (NYSE: NLY  ) (NYSE: NLY  ) ,and CYS Investmentshave gone through a very turbulent trading period, with all major players losing a sizable share of market value.

Top 10 Services Stocks For 2016: Home Depot, Inc. (The)(HD)

 

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me (DIFM), and professional customers. The company offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets, countertops, water heaters, and sheds; and professional installation in various categories sold through its in-home sales programs, such as roofing, siding, windows, cabinet refacing, furnaces, and central air systems, as well as acts as a contractor to provide installation services to its DIFM customers through third-party installers. It primarily serves home owners; and renovators/remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, installers, small business owners, and tradesmen. The company also sells its products throug h online. As of December 31, 2015, it had 2,274 stores, including 1,977 in the United States, 182 in Canada, and 115 in Mexico. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Credit Suisse analystSeth Sigman and team see slowing growth for Home Depot (HD) and Lowe’s (LOW) when they release their earnings but also believe that should remain a bright spot in retail:

    Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News

    We see limited/less upside for HD and LOW in Q2relative to prior quarters, and expect sequentially lower growth, as iswell documented by now. But, we expect Q2 results to outshine whatseems to be a weakening broader retail landscape, and we believeresults improved throughout the quarter as data today confirmed.Further, these stocks have underperformed the market by ~300 bpssince reporting Q1. As such, if one wants retail exposure, HD/LOWshould remain a good place to be.

    Shares of Home Depot have fallen 0.6% to $136.16 at 2:14 p.m. today, while Lowe’s has dipped 0.1% to $81.53.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Credit Suisse analysts Seth Sigman and Kieran McGrath argue that both Home Depot (HD) and Lowe’s (LOW) will beat first -quarter earnings forecasts, but Home Depot is a “better way to play” earnings. They explain why:

    Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News

    Home Depot/Lowe’s are positioned to deliver upside to Q1 expectations. With that relatively well known, our incremental analysis revisits the differences in housing trends and demand drivers inHome Depot vs.Lowe’s markets down to the store-level, helping explain the recent comps gap, as well as assess the sales and margin upside or recoverability inLowe’s case, as that remains a key consideration for investors and valuation.

    The call: We believeHome Depot is the better way to play Q1 (even as these stocks move together on a longer term basis), as its markets have still outperformed Lowe’s, and its Pro oriented categories likely benefited more from weather. For Lowe’s, based on its market differences and more challenging seasonal trends in April, we assume the gap remains wide and similar to 4Q15. That said, our analysis supports thatLowe’s has opportunities to narrow the gap as the year goes on. And its EPS outlook on its own supports upside to its stock.

    Shares of Home Depot have gained 0.5% to $136.37 at 3:25 p.m. today, while Lowe’s has risen 0.6% to $75.98.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We wondered if Advance Auto Parts (AAP) just had a bad quarter or something more serious, whether there was beauty in being boring for Home Depot (HD), and just how risky Ford Motors’ (F) autonomous driving plan might be.

  • [By Jonas Elmerraji]

    Home Depot (HD) is enjoying some strong performance in 2013. Shares of the world’s largest home improvement retailer have rallied more than 22% since the calendar flipped over to January, besting the broad market’s impressive climb higher over the same period. More recently, HD has been tracking sideways, but that doesn’t mean that the upside is over in this home improvement stock. Here’s how to trade it.

    HD is currently forming a rectangle pattern, a setup that’s formed by a horizontal resistance level above shares at $80 and horizontal support below shares at $72. The setup gets its name because those two lines effectively “box in” shares of Home Depot right now. That makes it an “if/then trade.”

    An if/then trade is a contingent trade that doesn’t have directional bias — in other words, the ultimate direction of the trade is determined by the direction that HD breaks out of its channel. So, if HD breaks above resistance at $80, then it’s time to buy shares. If they slide below $72 support, then it’s time to short. There’s no trade until one of those conditions is met.

Top 10 Services Stocks For 2016: H&R Block, Inc.(HRB)

 

H&R Block, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides tax preparation, banking, and other services to the general public primarily in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The company offers assisted income tax return preparation and related services through a system of retail offices operated directly by the company or by franchisees; and online tax services, such as tax advice, professional and do-it-yourself (DIY) tax return preparation, and electronic filing services through its Website hrblock.com. It also develops and markets DIY desktop income tax preparation software; and develops and provides applications for mobile devices, which offer tax and related services. In addition, the company provides refund anticipation checks, H&R Block Emerald Advance lines of credit and Prepaid MasterCard, and Peace of Mind Extended Service Plan, Tax Identity Shield, and Cash Back refund discount programs. Further, it offers tradition al retail banking services primarily to its assisted and DIY tax clients. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Shares of H & R Block Inc (NYSE: HRB) surged over 12 percent on Friday as the company reported better-than-expected results for its fourth quarter and lifted its quarterly dividend to $0.22 per share. H & R Block shares gained 0.29 percent to $24.30 in the after-hours trading session.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    H&R Block (HRB) has climbed 3.1% to $22.20 after beating earnings forecasts by a penny and hiking its dividend.

    Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) has gained 1.2% to $5.16 after getting upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Macquarie.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    H & R Block Inc (NYSE: HRB) was down, falling around 14 percent to $20.42 as the company reported a disappointing tax season. The company announced plans to lower 13 percent of its workforce. Oppenheimer downgraded H&R Block from Outperform to Perform.

Top 10 Services Stocks For 2016: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

The Wendy’s Company operates as a quick-service hamburger company in the United States. The company, through its subsidiary, Wendy’s International, Inc., operates as a franchisor of the Wendy’s restaurant system. As of December 26, 2011, the Wendy’s system comprised approximately 6,500 franchise and company restaurants in the United States and the United States territories, as well as in 26 other countries worldwide. The company was formerly known as Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. and changed its name to The Wendy’s Company in July 2011. The Wendy’s Company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Analysts expect Wendys Co (NASDAQ: WEN) to report its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $352.08 million. Wendys shares rose 1.79 percent to $11.38 in after-hours trading.

Hot Services Companies To Buy For 2016

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Toward the end of trading Monday, the Dow traded up 0.30 percent to 17,265.33 while the NASDAQ gained 0.21 percent to 4,758.56. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.05 percent to 2,023.11.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

On Monday, cyclical consumer goods & services shares gained by 0.41 percent. Top gainers in the sector included Kandi Technologies Group Inc (NASDAQ: KNDI), Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc (NYSE: HOT), and Lifetime Brands Inc (NASDAQ: LCUT).

Hot Services Companies To Buy For 2016: The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.(HAIN)

 

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells organic and natural products in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Europe. Its grocery products include infant formula; infant, toddler, and kids foods; diapers and wipes; rice and grain-based products; flour and baking mixes; breads, hot and cold cereals, pasta, condiments, cooking and culinary oils, granolas, granola bars, and cereal bars; canned, chilled fresh, aseptic, and instant soups; Greek-style yogurt; chilies and packaged grains; and chocolates and nut butters, as well as plant-based beverages and frozen desserts, such as soy, rice, almond, and coconut. The companys grocery products also comprise juices, hot-eating, chilled and frozen desserts, cookies, crackers, gluten-free frozen entrees and bars, frozen pastas and ethnic meals, frozen fruits and vegetables, cut fresh fruits, refrigerated and frozen soy protein meat-alter native products, tofu, seitan and tempeh products, jams, fruit spreads and jelly, honey, marmalade, and other food products. In addition, it provides snack products, such as potato, root vegetable, and other vegetable chips, as well as straws, tortilla chips, whole grain chips, pita chips, puffs, and popcorn; specialty teas, including herbal, green, black, wellness, rooibos, and chai tea lattes; ready-to-drink beverages comprising organic kombucha and chai tea lattes; personal care products consisting of skin, hair and oral care, deodorants, baby care items, acne treatment, body washes, and sunscreens; and poultry and protein products, such as turkey and chicken products. The company sells its products through specialty and natural food distributors, supermarkets, natural food stores, mass-market and e-commerce retailers, food service channels and club, and drug and convenience stores in approximately 70 countries worldwide. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Lake Success, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motif Investing]

    The motif also has received some help from component Hain Celestial Group Inc (NASDAQ: HAIN), which has seen its stock rise 3.2 percent in the past month following the company’s earnings report last month, which underperformed profit expectations but no doubt helped prompt the company to announce a renewed focus on the bottom line.

Hot Services Companies To Buy For 2016: Rockwell Medical Technologies Inc.(RMTI)

Rockwell Medical Technologies, Inc. manufactures, sells, and distributes hemodialysis concentrate solutions and dialysis kits primarily in the United States, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. The company?s hemodialysis product duplicates kidney function in patients with failing kidneys, known as end stage renal disease, an advanced stage of chronic kidney disease; and dialysis solutions are used to maintain life, remove toxins, and replace nutrients in the dialysis patient?s bloodstream. Its products include Renal Pure and CitraPure liquid acid concentrate, Dri-Sate dry acid concentrate and mixing systems, RenalPure powder bicarbonate concentrate, and SteriLyte liquid bicarbonate concentrates; and various ancillary products comprising blood tubing, fistula needles, specialized custom kits, dressings, cleaning agents, filtration salts, and other supplies. The company also has a license to manufacture and sell soluble ferric pyrophosphate (SFP), a Phase III clinical trial p r oduct to improve the treatment of dialysis patients with iron deficiency. Rockwell Medical Technologies sells its products to domestic hemodialysis providers through direct sales people and independent sales representation companies, as well as through independent sales agents and distributors internationally. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Wixom, Michigan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday morning, the healthcare sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: KERX) and Rockwell Medical Inc (NASDAQ: RMTI).

10 Best Cheapest Stocks To Invest In 2016: Fossil Inc.(FOSL)

Fossil, Inc. designs, develops, markets, and distributes fashion accessories worldwide. It offers a line of fashion watches under its proprietary brands, such as FOSSIL, MICHELE, RELIC, and ZODIAC; and through licensed brands, including ADIDAS, BURBERRY, DIESEL, DKNY, EMPORIO ARMANI, MARC BY MARC JACOBS, and MICHAEL KORS. The company designs, markets, and arranges for the manufacture of watches and accessories on behalf of certain mass market retailers, companies, and organizations as private label products or as premium and incentive items for use in various corporate events. It also provides various fashion accessories for men and women, including handbags, belts, small leather goods, jewelry, and sunglasses through company owned retail stores, department stores, and specialty retail stores, as well as over the Internet and through catalogs. In addition, the company sells a line of soft accessories, such as hats, gloves, and scarves, as well as a handbag collection. Furt her, it offers apparel comprising jeans, outerwear, fashion tops and bottoms, and tee shirts for men and women through company-owned stores, as well as over the Internet and through catalogs. Additionally, the company provides footwear products, including sport court sneakers, authentic casuals, dress classics, and boots for men, as well as fashionable flats, heels, wedges, and boots for women. Fossil, Inc., through a license agreement with the Safilo Group, manufactures, markets, and sells optical frames under the FOSSIL and RELIC brand names in the United States and Canada. As of August 9, 2011, it had approximately 360 company-owned and operated retail stores. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Richardson, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Fossil Group Inc (NASDAQ: FOSL) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $666.60 million.

    Nokia Corp (ADR) (NYSE: NOK) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $6.24 billion.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Fossil Group Inc (NASDAQ: FOSL) reported downbeat results for its first quarter and issued a weak earnings forecast for the current quarter. Fossil shares tumbled 30.92 percent to $27.70 in pre-market trading.

  • [By Johanna Bennett]

    It could be painful watching Fossil Group (FOSL) tomorrow. The share price plunged almost 30% during after hour market action after the fashion watch maker posted disappointing 1Q financial results, warned of a weak 2Q and slashed its full-year forecasts.

    Fossil now expects sales in 2016 to drop between 1.5% and 5% compared to its former range of an 1% increase to a 3.5% decline. Full-year EPS estimates also dropped, with Fossil expecting to earn between $1.80 and $2.80, down from the old guidance of $2.80 to $3.60.

    Currency headwinds seem to have played havoc with 1Q results, impacting net sales by $16.4 billion and reducing EPS by 8 cents. Fossil earned 12 cents a share on revenue of $659.8 million, which missed the Streets forecast of 15 cents a share on revenue of $667 million. The strength of the U.S. dollar was to blame,.

    During the current quarter, Fossil expects per share earnings to range from break even to 15 cents a share, as net sales drop between 8% and 10%.