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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019

Cypress Energy Partners (NYSE:CELP) and Propetro (NYSE:PUMP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of current ratings for Cypress Energy Partners and Propetro, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cypress Energy Partners 0 1 0 0 2.00
Propetro 0 0 3 0 3.00

Cypress Energy Partners presently has a consensus target price of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 9.98%. Propetro has a consensus target price of $24.67, suggesting a potential upside of 27.08%. Given Propetro’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Propetro is more favorable than Cypress Energy Partners.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Oceaneering International, Inc.(OII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The fourth quarter was brutal for the oil industry, as oil prices crashed 40% from their peak in early October. While that slump in the oil market had an impact on land-based drilling activities, it didn’t spill over into the offshore segment, because those projects have much longer lead times. That meant Oceaneering International’s (NYSE:OII) fourth-quarter results were able to improve both year over year and sequentially. The company anticipates that contract wins throughout 2018 will drive its results higher in 2019. 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cypress Energy Partners (NYSE: CELP) and Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: World Fuel Services Corporation(INT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Royce & Associates LP cut its position in shares of World Fuel Services Corp (NYSE:INT) by 38.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 236,227 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 149,743 shares during the quarter. Royce & Associates LP owned 0.35% of World Fuel Services worth $4,821,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Internet Node Token (CURRENCY:INT) traded 1.6% lower against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 21:00 PM ET on June 6th. In the last seven days, Internet Node Token has traded 19.6% lower against the US dollar. Internet Node Token has a total market cap of $32.85 million and $6.97 million worth of Internet Node Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Internet Node Token token can now be bought for $0.22 or 0.00002838 BTC on exchanges including OKEx, CoinEgg and Allcoin.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) shares dropped 19 percent to $22.62 following Q1 results.

    Shares of Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) were down 20 percent to $339.00. Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.

  • [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.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    World Fuel Services (NYSE:INT) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $38.00.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: ENI S.p.A.(E)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ENI (NYSE:E) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “With recovering oil prices, Eni’s operating profits from its Refining & Marketing business has gone down in the first half of 2018 against the comparable period of 2017. Also, operating profit from its Chemical business fell 79% during this period due to rising costs of oil-based feedstock. Moreover, Eni has sold 50% of its stake in the Zohr field, a high yielding project, which can impact its revenues. Fall in demand for products like gasoil and gasoline, in Italy, is also a concern for the company. If this consumption trend persists, the company’s profit levels will get affected. Given these headwinds, Eni seems like a risky bet that ordinary investors should exit.”

  • [By Zacks]

    Following the reform, Mexico drew multi-billion dollars' investment. It could lead up to an output of 3 MMBbl/d by the end of the planned period, as predicted by the supporters of the reform. The reform could also bring down electricity rates in the country. So far, Mexico has awarded around 90 contracts, both onshore and offshore. The country raised about $100 billion from the auctions by the end of January. With nine oil and gas blocks, Shell has emerged as the leading player in the auctions held so far. Other winners in the bidding processes include Eni S.p.A. (NYSE: E)of Italy, Inpex of Japan, France's TOTAL S.A. (NYSE: TOT), Chevron and more.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eni SpA (NYSE:E) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $34.24.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Laredo Petroleum, Inc.(LPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI) dropped 5.9% on Monday . The stock traded as low as $7.95 and last traded at $7.96. Approximately 3,201,738 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 16% from the average daily volume of 3,808,352 shares. The stock had previously closed at $8.46.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI) fell 8.4% on Friday . The company traded as low as $9.27 and last traded at $8.50. 7,557,423 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 111% from the average session volume of 3,574,226 shares. The stock had previously closed at $9.28.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Laredo Petroleum Inc (LPI) Reduced by Analyst (americanbankingnews.com) Laredo Working to Restart Permian Production Shuttered Following Tank Fire (naturalgasintel.com) OPEC Losing Control After Libya Outages (finance.yahoo.com) Laredo Petroleum reaffirms FY 2018 production view after storage tank fire (seekingalpha.com) Laredo Petroleum (LPI) Provides Update on Fire Reported at Tank Battery in Glasscock County, Texas (streetinsider.com)

    LPI stock traded down $0.15 during trading on Thursday, reaching $9.37. 204,560 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,884,005. Laredo Petroleum has a twelve month low of $7.41 and a twelve month high of $13.46. The company has a market cap of $2.24 billion, a PE ratio of 15.62, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.79 and a beta of 1.16. The company has a quick ratio of 0.77, a current ratio of 0.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of oil producers Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) and SM Energy (NYSE:SM), as well as units of Golar LNG Partners LP (NASDAQ:GMLP), an MLP that owns liquified natural gas carriers and floating storage and regasification units, all declined by double digits by Friday afternoon. Lower oil prices weighed on the first two, while an analyst downgrade was the culprit in the latter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: MPLX LP(MPLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Matthew DiLallo, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    So we asked three of our Motley Fool contributors to sift through stocks in the oil industry to come up with three that investors should put on their radars. Here’s why they picked MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX), Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC), and ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The energy sector has been good to dividend investors over the years as companies operating in the industry tend to generate lots of cash, which allows them to pay lucrative and growing dividends. While the sector offers income-seekers a variety of opportunities, three top options to consider are ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM), MPLX (NYSE:MPLX), and Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX). Not only do all three currently offer above-average payouts, but they have the financial strength and visible growth prospects to continue increasing their dividends in the coming years.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    It was looking like, for the first time in a while, we were going to be able to look at MPLX’s (NYSE:MPLX) most recent earnings report without having to consider some big transaction down the road that would fundamentally change these numbers and render them useless. Then, just a couple days before earnings were released, MPLX’s parent company, Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC), announced a huge acquisition that could have a profound impact on MPLX down the road.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation(SNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Sinopec (NYSE:SNP) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sinopec earned a coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.9265677546286 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    China Petroleum & Chemical (SNP) and Statoil (STO) Critical Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Sinopec to Import Record Crude Volumes From United States (finance.yahoo.com) Read This Before Buying China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (HKG:386) For Its Upcoming $0.4 Dividend (finance.yahoo.com) Chevron (CVX) vs. Sinopec (SNP) Financial Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Sinopec (SNP) Plans $4.57 Semi-Annual Dividend (americanbankingnews.com)

    China Petroleum & Chemical traded down $5.56, hitting $94.22, during trading on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The company had a trading volume of 254,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 190,689. The stock has a market capitalization of $125.83 billion, a PE ratio of 16.92, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 1.29. China Petroleum & Chemical has a 1-year low of $69.60 and a 1-year high of $105.61. The company has a quick ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    The shares of China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP), also known as Sinopec, rose 18% in January, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Not far behind were Canadian oil companies Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET), with a global asset portfolio, and Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), a Canadian oil sands specialist, with gains of 16% and 15%, respectively. U.S. based Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL), however, led this international quartet with a 19% leap. Noble’s portfolio is global, but it has a material position in the U.S. onshore drilling space.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    The following table highlights the 10 biggest energy companies by market capitalization. Some of these companies operate upstream, midstream, and downstream businesses, but all of them derive the majority of their revenue from upstream operations.

    Rank Company Market Cap

    1 ExxonMobil $348 billion
    2 Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A)(NYSE:RDS-B) $286 billion
    3 Chevron (NYSE:CVX) $223 billion
    4 Petrochina Co. Ltd. (NYSE:PTR) $218 billion
    5 Total SA (NYSE:TOT) $163 billion
    6 BP Plc (NYSE:BP) $143 billion
    7 China Petroleum (NYSE:SNP) $107 billion
    8 Equinor ASA (NYSE:EQNR) $89 billion
    9 ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) $84 billion
    10 Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE:SLB) $84 billion

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance on Sept. 13, 2018.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sinopec (NYSE:SNP) announced a Semi-Annual dividend on Wednesday, March 28th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Friday, May 25th will be paid a dividend of 4.568 per share by the oil and gas company on Thursday, June 21st. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 24th.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C.(BKEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Blueknight Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ:BKEP) hit a new 52-week low on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $2.30 and last traded at $2.37, with a volume of 12716 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $2.35.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Blueknight Energy Partners LP Common Stock (NASDAQ:BKEP) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $4.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) and Blueknight Energy Partners (NASDAQ:BKEP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.(NOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northland Securities assumed coverage on shares of Northern Oil and Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) in a report published on Wednesday. The firm issued an outperform rating and a $4.00 price target on the energy company’s stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) – Equities research analysts at Imperial Capital cut their FY2019 earnings estimates for Northern Oil & Gas in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, June 13th. Imperial Capital analyst J. Wangler now anticipates that the energy company will post earnings per share of $0.33 for the year, down from their previous forecast of $0.34. Imperial Capital has a “Hold” rating and a $3.00 price objective on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Peel Hunt reiterated their buy rating on shares of Nostrum Oil & Gas (LON:NOG) in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning.

    Separately, Credit Suisse Group reiterated an outperform rating and set a GBX 430 ($5.55) price objective on shares of Nostrum Oil & Gas in a research report on Wednesday, May 23rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of GBX 407 ($5.25).

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: U.S. Energy Corp.(USEG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about U.S. Energy (NASDAQ:USEG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. U.S. Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the energy company an impact score of 46.6605255497675 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News headlines about U.S. Energy (NASDAQ:USEG) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. U.S. Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the energy company an impact score of 46.1711250941963 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Core Laboratories N.V.(CLB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Core Laboratories (NYSE:CLB) are falling today, down around 10% as of 10:45 a.m. EDT, after the oil-field services specialist revised its guidance for the second quarter and the stock received an analyst downgrade.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Core Laboratories (CLB) Position Increased by Arizona State Retirement System” was first reported by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece on another site, it was stolen and republished in violation of U.S. & international trademark and copyright law. The legal version of this piece can be viewed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4153048/core-laboratories-clb-position-increased-by-arizona-state-retirement-system.html.

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    America’s oil renaissance is powered almost exclusively by technology, as companies like Schlumberger (SLB) and Core Labs (CLB) are breathing new life into once forgotten wells. Nucor (NUE) has a similar leadership position in the steel industry thanks to technology, and that company will only benefit more that President Trump’s tariffs put the market on a more level playing field.

  • [By Jason Hall, Tyler Crowe, and John Bromels]

    If you’re shopping for great buys in the oil patch right now, three Motley Fool contributors think you should take a close look at tech-heavy but asset-light oilfield services provider Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB), value-priced independent oil producer Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA), and refining giant Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). 

Top Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now

October 9, 2018: Markets opened mixed Tuesday and equities seesawed around the break-even line for most of the day. Investors seem willing to wait until we begin hearing about Q3 earnings. That all starts Friday when some of the nation’s big banks spill the beans. The energy sector was the day’s best performer while industrials and basic materials lagged.

WTI crude oil for November delivery settled at $74.96 a barrel, up about 0.9% for the day.  December gold added about 0.2% to settle at $1,191.50. Equities were heading for a narrowly mixed close about 10 minutes before the bell as the Dow traded down 0.18% for the day, the S&P 500 traded down 0.10%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded up 0.12%.

Equity indexes traded very near the break-even line just minutes before the closing bell. The closing tally could show either a small gain or a small loss for any of the indexes.

Bitcoin futures (XBTV8) for October delivery traded at $6,590, down about 0.5% on the Cboe after opening at $6,615 this morning. The trading range today was $6,535 to $6,620.

Top Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Eco-Stim Energy Solutions, Inc.(ESES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Eco-Stim Energy Solutions (NASDAQ:ESES) and Quintana Energy Services (NYSE:QES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hurricane Energy (OTCMKTS: HRCXF) and Eco-Stim Energy Solutions (NASDAQ:ESES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Eco-Stim Energy Solutions (NASDAQ:ESES) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Eco-Stim Energy Solutions earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.1001025646776 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Weatherford International plc(WFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Weatherford
    Weatherford International PLC (NYSE: WFT) falls to the sixth spot on the list as the number of its shares sold short dropped 4.2% during the last two weeks of May. Short interest has decreased for five periods in a row, and the more than 139.3 million shares reported most recently represented 14.1% of the total float. The number of days to cover rose from six to 10. The stock’s price at Monday’s market close was $3.51 in a 52-week range of $2.07 to $4.72.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) Director William E. Macaulay sold 767,591 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $2.86, for a total value of $2,195,310.26. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 399,443 shares in the company, valued at $1,142,406.98. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Weatherford International plc (NYSE: WFT) traded down about 9.2% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $2.08 after closing Thursday at $2.29. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.86. Volume was about 20% below the daily average of around 23.7 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Shares of Weatherford International (NYSE:WFT) have been in decline for years. The company’s burdensome debt load and management’s lip service toward turning the business around left investors with little faith that things were ever going to improve at the distressed oil services company. 

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Top Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Recon Technology, Ltd.(RCON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Recon Technology (NASDAQ:RCON) has been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Recon Technology earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 44.9374991541436 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: ENI S.p.A.(E)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Zacks]

    Following the reform, Mexico drew multi-billion dollars' investment. It could lead up to an output of 3 MMBbl/d by the end of the planned period, as predicted by the supporters of the reform. The reform could also bring down electricity rates in the country. So far, Mexico has awarded around 90 contracts, both onshore and offshore. The country raised about $100 billion from the auctions by the end of January. With nine oil and gas blocks, Shell has emerged as the leading player in the auctions held so far. Other winners in the bidding processes include Eni S.p.A. (NYSE: E)of Italy, Inpex of Japan, France's TOTAL S.A. (NYSE: TOT), Chevron and more.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eni SpA (NYSE:E) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $34.24.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Enterprise Group Inc (TSE:E) shares hit a new 52-week low during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as C$0.37 and last traded at C$0.37, with a volume of 24200 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$0.40.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ENI (NYSE:E) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “With recovering oil prices, Eni’s operating profits from its Refining & Marketing business has gone down in the first half of 2018 against the comparable period of 2017. Also, operating profit from its Chemical business fell 79% during this period due to rising costs of oil-based feedstock. Moreover, Eni has sold 50% of its stake in the Zohr field, a high yielding project, which can impact its revenues. Fall in demand for products like gasoil and gasoline, in Italy, is also a concern for the company. If this consumption trend persists, the company’s profit levels will get affected. Given these headwinds, Eni seems like a risky bet that ordinary investors should exit.”

Top Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: BWX Technologies, Inc.(BWXT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Synovus Financial Corp acquired a new stake in shares of BWX Technologies (NYSE:BWXT) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund acquired 1,892 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $122,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on BWX Technologies (BWXT)

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on BWX Technologies (BWXT)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News coverage about BWX Technologies (NYSE:BWXT) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BWX Technologies earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 44.8987761555585 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on BWX Technologies (BWXT)

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BWX Technologies (NYSE:BWXT) was downgraded by analysts at Bank of America from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note issued on Friday, The Fly reports.

Top Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: SM Energy Company(SM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM) gapped up prior to trading on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $32.22, but opened at $32.20. SM Energy shares last traded at $31.49, with a volume of 60289 shares trading hands.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Scotia Howard Weill upgraded shares of SM Energy (NYSE:SM) from a sector perform rating to a sector outperform rating in a research note published on Thursday morning.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of oil producers Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) and SM Energy (NYSE:SM), as well as units of Golar LNG Partners LP (NASDAQ:GMLP), an MLP that owns liquified natural gas carriers and floating storage and regasification units, all declined by double digits by Friday afternoon. Lower oil prices weighed on the first two, while an analyst downgrade was the culprit in the latter.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

Stocks managed to bounce back a bit today after yesterday’s losses, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES:^DJI) and the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) both making small gains.

Today’s stock market

Index Percentage Change Point Change

Dow 0.12% 30.31
S&P 500 0.22% 5.99

Data source: Yahoo! Finance.

Energy led the market as the price of crude oil climbed above $70; the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEMKT:XOP) increased 2.4%. Home construction stocks rose after an encouraging quarter from Lennar, and the iShares US Home Construction ETF (NYSEMKT:ITB) closed up 1.6%.

Two providers of information services to businesses reported expectation-beating quarterly results today. Shares of FactSet Research Systems (NYSE:FDS) and IHS Markit (NASDAQ:INFO) got opposite reactions from investors, though.

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Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: EP Energy Corporation(EPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the energy shares climbed 1.59 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included SeaDrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL), up 77 percent, and EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE), up 19 percent.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Enterprise GP (EPE)

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Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Natural Gas(NG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NG) (TSE:NG) VP David A. Ottewell sold 60,309 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.73, for a total value of $224,952.57. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 645,385 shares in the company, valued at $2,407,286.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Canadian gold mining company NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSE: NG) shows an even starker change in sentiment. In the last 12 months, the volume of short bets on the stock declined 79%, to 522,400.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    National Grid (LON:NG)‘s stock had its “overweight” rating reiterated by research analysts at Morgan Stanley in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NovaGold Resources (TSE:NG) (AMEX:NG) had its price target trimmed by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from C$9.10 to C$8.00 in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    NovaGold Resources Inc. (TSE:NG) (AMEX:NG) insider David Ottewell sold 60,309 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$4.85, for a total value of C$292,498.65.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Tengasco, Inc.(TGC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Tigercoin (CURRENCY:TGC) traded 12.1% lower against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on May 6th. One Tigercoin coin can now be bought for $0.0077 or 0.00000083 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. In the last week, Tigercoin has traded 6.4% lower against the US dollar. Tigercoin has a total market cap of $334,680.00 and approximately $64.00 worth of Tigercoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tigercoin (TGC) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the SHA256 hashing algorithm. It launched on September 6th, 2013. Tigercoin’s total supply is 43,536,800 coins. The official website for Tigercoin is tigercoin.wordpress.com. Tigercoin’s official Twitter account is @TigerCoin.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tigercoin (CURRENCY:TGC) traded down 3.5% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 7:00 AM E.T. on August 23rd. During the last seven days, Tigercoin has traded 8.4% lower against the dollar. Tigercoin has a total market capitalization of $98,130.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Tigercoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Tigercoin coin can now be purchased for about $0.0023 or 0.00000035 BTC on popular exchanges.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tigercoin (CURRENCY:TGC) traded flat against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 18:00 PM ET on October 5th. Tigercoin has a market cap of $103,538.00 and approximately $3.00 worth of Tigercoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Tigercoin coin can now be purchased for about $0.0024 or 0.00000036 BTC on major exchanges. Over the last week, Tigercoin has traded 12.4% lower against the dollar.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.(MMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) is one of the largest midstream companies in North America, and it has major dividend plans between 2018 and 2020. By the end of that period, it expects to increase its dividend from $0.50 per share per year (in 2017) to $1.25. That’s huge dividend growth in a short period of time. But don’t get too enamored by that news; the dividend will still be lower than it was before the midstream oil and gas company’s 75% dividend cut in 2016. If you’re looking for dividend income in the midstream space, take a look at longtime dividend payers ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) and Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP) instead.   

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE:ENB) has a roughly 6% yield, while Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP) offers a slightly lower 5.5%. Before simply buying the higher-yielding midstream company, step back and consider the risks at each today. When you do that, the slightly lower yield at Magellan looks a lot more enticing. Here’s what you need to know to decide which is the better buy: Enbridge or Magellan.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That’s why those who like dividends will undoubtedly love what Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD), Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP), and MPLX (NYSE:MPLX) have to offer. Not only does this trio of energy midstream master limited partnerships (MLPs) pay well-above-average dividends that currently have yields of between 5.6% and 7.2%, but they have consistently increased their payment rate each quarter. With those payouts on rock-solid ground and more growth in the forecast, this trio of MLPs is perfect for dividend fans.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP) insider Douglas J. May sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.69, for a total value of $343,450.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 33,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,266,770. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Income investors have to evaluate a lot of factors when looking at the dividend stocks they add to their portfolios. One quick way to streamline the process is to focus on high-yield stocks of companies with long histories of dividend increases. Right now midstream energy players Magellan Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:MMP), Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE:EPD), and Enbridge Inc. (NYSE:ENB) look like top options. Here’s what you need to know about each.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Statoil ASA(STO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Anyone that has watched oil prices tick up recently has probably expected oil producers to report some impressive earnings results this past quarter, and Statoil (NYSE:STO) did just that with a 21% boost to the bottom line. At the same time, management is using all of its additional cash to do some wheeling and dealing that should help boost its growth possibilities in the nearer term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Statoil (NYSE: STO) and Delek US (NYSE:DK) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Another highlight in April was that Shell gave the green light to the Vito project, which is a joint venture with Statoil (NYSE:STO) in the Gulf of Mexico. Shell and Statoil were able to cut that project’s cost estimate by 70% from the original design so that it’s now profitable at $35 a barrel. The partners expect the project to produce 100,000 BOE/D of low-cost oil and gas when it comes online in 2021.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: ENI S.p.A.(E)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eni SpA (NYSE:E) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $34.24.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Enterprise Group Inc (TSE:E) shares hit a new 52-week low during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as C$0.37 and last traded at C$0.37, with a volume of 24200 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$0.40.

  • [By Zacks]

    Following the reform, Mexico drew multi-billion dollars' investment. It could lead up to an output of 3 MMBbl/d by the end of the planned period, as predicted by the supporters of the reform. The reform could also bring down electricity rates in the country. So far, Mexico has awarded around 90 contracts, both onshore and offshore. The country raised about $100 billion from the auctions by the end of January. With nine oil and gas blocks, Shell has emerged as the leading player in the auctions held so far. Other winners in the bidding processes include Eni S.p.A. (NYSE: E)of Italy, Inpex of Japan, France's TOTAL S.A. (NYSE: TOT), Chevron and more.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ENI (NYSE:E) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “With recovering oil prices, Eni’s operating profits from its Refining & Marketing business has gone down in the first half of 2018 against the comparable period of 2017. Also, operating profit from its Chemical business fell 79% during this period due to rising costs of oil-based feedstock. Moreover, Eni has sold 50% of its stake in the Zohr field, a high yielding project, which can impact its revenues. Fall in demand for products like gasoil and gasoline, in Italy, is also a concern for the company. If this consumption trend persists, the company’s profit levels will get affected. Given these headwinds, Eni seems like a risky bet that ordinary investors should exit.”

Best Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now

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Consider this: in the 9 years since the financial crisis, this &a;ldquo;advice&a;rdquo; only worked 3 times. And by &a;ldquo;worked,&a;rdquo; I mean you would have sidestepped a decline in the S&a;amp;P 500 by sitting out from May through October. Those are crap-shoot odds!

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And the wins you would have passed up are enough to make any investor weep.

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Best Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.(NOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets are cheering a major development in efforts to fix the ongoing trade conflict between the United States and China. According to Reuters, Chinese telecom giant ZTE has signed an agreement to get back into business with its American partners. The agreement will lift a ban by the U.S. Commerce Department that prevented China’s No. 2 telecommunications equipment from buying from U.S. suppliers. This is a major development, and one that signals progress among trade officials from both nations. There are now more job openings in the United States than available workers. This is the first time that the Department of Labor has documented this phenomenon. There are 6.7 million openings compared to the 6.4 million workers available to fill those positions. As a result, U.S. companies have been forced to increase compensation in order to attract talent. All of the positive economic development could come to a screeching halt should the U.S. experience the largest labor strike in a decade. Reports indicate that the Teamsters and the United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) are on a collision course that could result in a general strike. The union has announced that 260,000 UPS employees have authorized a strike should both sides fail to reach a labor deal by August 1. UPS is responsible for the transport of 6% of the nation’s gross domestic product.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, NOG, WFC
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) investors remain committed to giving Chairman Elon Musk more of their money. On Tuesday, shareholders struck down proposals that would have removed Musk from the chairman role and shaken up the board of directors. Both proposals failed. At the same shareholder event, Musk announced plans for Tesla to open a production facility in Shanghai and projected that his firm will likely produce 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week by the end of June. In deal news, defense contractor Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOG) has won U.S. antitrust approval to purchase rocket moto

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) – Seaport Global Securities lowered their Q3 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Northern Oil & Gas in a research report issued on Thursday, June 28th. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly now forecasts that the energy company will earn $0.12 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.13. Seaport Global Securities currently has a “Buy” rating and a $4.00 target price on the stock. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Northern Oil & Gas’ FY2019 earnings at $0.51 EPS.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    SunTrust analyst Neal Dingmann upgraded shares of Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE: NOG) from Hold to Buy and increased his price target from $2 to $4.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Crestview Partners III GP, L.P.WideOpenWest Inc (WOW) – 28,768,176 shares, 50.22% of the total portfolio. Northern Oil & Gas Inc (NOG) – 48,611,632 shares, 26.90% of the total portfolio. New PositionGTT Communications Inc (GTT) – 3,948,449 shares, 22.87% of the total portfolio. New Purchase: Northern Oil &am

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Northern Oil & Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 7th. The energy company reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $66.61 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $77.25 million.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: MV Oil Trust(MVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Jones Energy (NYSE: MVO) and MV Oil Trust (NYSE:MVO) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MV Oil Trust (NYSE: MVO) and Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE:PBR.A) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and dividends.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Enbridge Inc(ENB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    This growth helped more than offset a loss in the company’s “other” segment, which used to house its Midcoast gas gathering and processing business. Last year the MLP sold that entity back to its parent Enbridge (NYSE:ENB), and Enbridge unloaded it this week.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Calgary-based energy infrastructure company Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) on Thursday made a nonbinding offer to acquire the approximately 17% of Spectra Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE: SEP) it does not already own in a deal that would pay unitholders of Spectra 1.0123 shares of Enbridge common stock for every common unit of Spectra they currently hold.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Enbridge (TSE:ENB) (NYSE:ENB) had its price target boosted by Citigroup from C$44.00 to C$47.00 in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning. They currently have a neutral rating on the stock.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Refining giant Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) and Canadian energy infrastructure behemoth Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) initially pitched Gray Oak to oil shippers in early December. At the time, they envisioned a 385,000 barrel-a-day pipeline that would move crude from several connection points in West Texas to refineries and export docks along the Texas coast starting in the second half of 2019.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    If you are on the lookout for highly respected midstream oil and natural gas companies offering robust yields, then Enbridge Inc. (NYSE:ENB) and Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) have probably popped onto your radar. Either one would be a good long-term investment, but if you have to pick just one, you’ll want to err on the side of dividend growth. Here’s what you need to know to pick between Enbridge and Enterprise Products Partners.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    In March, FERC dropped a bombshell on MLP investors by reversing a long-standing policy that had allowed these entities to collect an additional fee to cover income taxes as part of their cost-of-service rates on long-haul pipelines. This rule change weighed heavily on MLPs that were majority-owned by other energy companies, since they used this rate structure to cover the taxes they would pay on the income received from their MLPs. Among the hardest hit were Dominion Energy Midstream Partners — owned by utility Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) — and TC Pipelines, controlled by Canadian pipeline giant TransCanada (NYSE:TRP). Meanwhile, Enbridge Energy Partners and Spectra Energy Partners, which are both sponsored by Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge (NYSE:ENB), also sold off on that early-spring news, which subsequently led Enbridge to offer to acquire its MLPs.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: ENI S.p.A.(E)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eni SpA (NYSE:E) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $34.24.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ENI (NYSE:E) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “With recovering oil prices, Eni’s operating profits from its Refining & Marketing business has gone down in the first half of 2018 against the comparable period of 2017. Also, operating profit from its Chemical business fell 79% during this period due to rising costs of oil-based feedstock. Moreover, Eni has sold 50% of its stake in the Zohr field, a high yielding project, which can impact its revenues. Fall in demand for products like gasoil and gasoline, in Italy, is also a concern for the company. If this consumption trend persists, the company’s profit levels will get affected. Given these headwinds, Eni seems like a risky bet that ordinary investors should exit.”

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Enterprise Group Inc (TSE:E) shares hit a new 52-week low during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as C$0.37 and last traded at C$0.37, with a volume of 24200 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$0.40.

  • [By Zacks]

    Following the reform, Mexico drew multi-billion dollars' investment. It could lead up to an output of 3 MMBbl/d by the end of the planned period, as predicted by the supporters of the reform. The reform could also bring down electricity rates in the country. So far, Mexico has awarded around 90 contracts, both onshore and offshore. The country raised about $100 billion from the auctions by the end of January. With nine oil and gas blocks, Shell has emerged as the leading player in the auctions held so far. Other winners in the bidding processes include Eni S.p.A. (NYSE: E)of Italy, Inpex of Japan, France's TOTAL S.A. (NYSE: TOT), Chevron and more.

Top 5 Energy Stocks For 2019

June 26, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.2% at 2,722.96. The DJIA closed up 0.1% at 24,281.07. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.4% at 7,561.63.

Tuesday was a positive day for the broad U.S. markets with each of the major exchanges recovering, if only slightly, from Monday. Crude oil was pushed much higher in the session, retreating over $70. The S&P 500 sectors were split down the middle. The most positive sectors were energy and consumer discretionary, up 1.2% and 0.7%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were financials and consumer staples, down 0.3% and 0.5%, respectively.

Crude oil was last seen trading up 3.4% at $70.39.

Gold was last seen trading down 0.7% at $1,260.40.

The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Incyte Corp. (NASDAQ: INCY) which fell about 7% to $66.73. The stocks 52-week range is $60.23 to $140.11. Volume was about 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.7 million.

Top 5 Energy Stocks For 2019: ENI S.p.A.(E)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Zacks]

    Following the reform, Mexico drew multi-billion dollars' investment. It could lead up to an output of 3 MMBbl/d by the end of the planned period, as predicted by the supporters of the reform. The reform could also bring down electricity rates in the country. So far, Mexico has awarded around 90 contracts, both onshore and offshore. The country raised about $100 billion from the auctions by the end of January. With nine oil and gas blocks, Shell has emerged as the leading player in the auctions held so far. Other winners in the bidding processes include Eni S.p.A. (NYSE: E)of Italy, Inpex of Japan, France's TOTAL S.A. (NYSE: TOT), Chevron and more.

Top 5 Energy Stocks For 2019: Panhandle Royalty Company(PHX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Panhandle Oil and Gas (NYSE:PHX) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Panhandle Oil and Gas earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.1120655512436 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about Panhandle Oil and Gas (NYSE:PHX) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Panhandle Oil and Gas earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 50.7768748674153 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Panhandle Oil and Gas (NYSE:PHX) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

Top 5 Energy Stocks For 2019: Atlas Energy, L.P.(ATLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Atlas Energy Group (OTCMKTS: ATLS) and Transglobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Top 5 Energy Stocks For 2019: Range Resources Corporation(RRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) which rose about 6% to $16.05. The stocks 52-week range is $11.93 to $25.96. Volume was 8.6 million compared to the daily average volume of 7.4 million.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Toronto Dominion Bank increased its holdings in Range Resources Corp. (NYSE:RRC) by 25.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 123,421 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after purchasing an additional 24,839 shares during the period. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in Range Resources were worth $1,794,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    OppenheimerFunds Inc. lowered its holdings in Range Resources Corp. (NYSE:RRC) by 68.2% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 30,532 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after selling 65,576 shares during the quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc.’s holdings in Range Resources were worth $444,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 Energy Stocks For 2019: CrossAmerica Partners LP(CAPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CrossAmerica Partners (NYSE:CAPL) – Research analysts at Jefferies Group reduced their FY2018 earnings estimates for CrossAmerica Partners in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 9th. Jefferies Group analyst C. Mandeville now forecasts that the oil and gas company will earn $0.24 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $0.32. Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $28.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for CrossAmerica Partners’ Q1 2019 earnings at $0.07 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.13 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.14 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.42 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CrossAmerica Partners (NYSE:CAPL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 26th. The oil and gas company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.06. CrossAmerica Partners had a return on equity of 4.73% and a net margin of 0.84%. The company had revenue of $552.66 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $572.48 million. sell-side analysts anticipate that CrossAmerica Partners will post 0.24 EPS for the current year.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on CrossAmerica Partners (CAPL)

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Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019

Al Rabil, of Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors

The big story in private equity right now is the record cash flowing into the industry’s biggest firms such as Blackstone, Apollo and KKR, who all now have tens of billions of new investor dollars to put to work. But amid this money gush, some investors are cutting the other way and looking for niche markets where they can build large portfolios of assets before the big money inevitably arrives.

Take Los Angeles-based Kayne Anderson, best known on Wall Street for institutionalizing investments in the oil and gas sector and the associated energy infrastructure master limited partnerships that are the backbone of today’s drilling boom. During the 1990s and 2000s, while many investment firms chased mega leveraged buyouts, Kayne Anderson built a leading presence in un-sexy pipelines and storage hubs. Once niche assets on Wall Street, these businesses are now prized in today’s low-interest-rate world because of the stable cash flows they generate by transporting growing hauls of oil and gas from shale basins across North America.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: ENI S.p.A.(E)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Zacks]

    Following the reform, Mexico drew multi-billion dollars' investment. It could lead up to an output of 3 MMBbl/d by the end of the planned period, as predicted by the supporters of the reform. The reform could also bring down electricity rates in the country. So far, Mexico has awarded around 90 contracts, both onshore and offshore. The country raised about $100 billion from the auctions by the end of January. With nine oil and gas blocks, Shell has emerged as the leading player in the auctions held so far. Other winners in the bidding processes include Eni S.p.A. (NYSE: E)of Italy, Inpex of Japan, France's TOTAL S.A. (NYSE: TOT), Chevron and more.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Valero Energy Partners LP(VLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Valero Energy Partners (VLP)

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Many of the best dividend growth stocks give their investors a raise each year. However, some companies take that to another level by handing their investors more money every single quarter. Three companies with a history of putting more money into their investors’ pockets every three months are Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX), Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES), and Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) has treated income investors well over the course of its brief history as a public company. Since its IPO in late 2013, the master limited partnership (MLP) has increased its payout every single quarter, boosting it by an impressive 148% overall. However, there’s plenty more growth where that came from given the company’s strong financial profile and the opportunities it has in the pipeline.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Friday morning.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Shares of Chevron rose 0.8% to $125.19 at 9:55 a.m. New York time. Rival Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) , however, is moving lower after missing earnings expectations.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    “Strong free cash flow” and “oil company” are phrases you don’t often find together in the same sentence. In the past, I’ve cited weak free cash flow — relative to reported net income under GAAP — as the No. 1 reason I refuse to invest in ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM), despite the fact that Exxon is one of the most recognized names in the world.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) was raised to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James.

    Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was reiterated as Outperform with a $260 price target (versus a $166.28 close) at Wedbush. The firm expects first-quarter results above consensus estimates, with strong audience and engagement growth and with an overall minimal impact from heightened scrutiny over privacy concerns.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    To illustrate some of these points, as well as some other reasons Buffett and the rest of Berkshire’s team may be inclined to sell stocks, here are a few examples from the company’s history:

    IBM (NYSE:IBM): Berkshire had been gradually unloading its IBM stake for some time, and Buffett confirmed that the last of the shares were sold during the first quarter of 2018. In a nutshell, Buffett says he misjudged IBM’s competitive challenges, and as a result, it has revalued the stock lower. This is a prime example of the concept of “when your original thesis no longer applies, get out.” Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC): Berkshire has sold some of its Wells Fargostock in recent quarters, and you might assume it has something to do with the bank’s infamous “fake accounts” scandal. But you’d be wrong. Buffett has said several times that he intends to stick with Wells Fargo, but regulatory rules prevent him from owning more than 10% of the bank’s shares. The recent sales were solely to remain under that threshold. Freddie Mac (NASDAQOTH:FMCC): Many newer Berkshire investors are surprised to hear that Buffett was ever a fan of mortgage giant Freddie Mac, but Berkshire owned 9% of the company’s shares in the late 1990s. Berkshire made lots of money on the investment, but Buffett started to see troubling signs — specifically, the company was taking on far too much risk to keep its earnings growing at a double-digit rate. Buffett ended up selling all of Berkshire’s Freddie Mac shares by 2000, and we all know what happened during the mortgage meltdown — there’s a reason Freddie Mac is a penny stock today. ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM): Until late 2014, Berkshire was one of ExxonMobil’s largest shareholders. However, Buffett realized that oil prices weren’t likely to stay as high as he originally thought, so Berkshire’s entire stake was abruptly sold. Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS):Warren Buffett’s preferred uses for Berkshire Hathaway’s capital are to acquire entire businesses and buy common

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) traded down about 0.4%, at $77.47 in a 52-week range of $73.90 to $89.30. Over the past 12 months, Exxon stock has traded down about 4.8%.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: FMC Technologies, Inc.(FTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TechnipFMC (NYSE:FTI) is scheduled to release its earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, May 9th. Analysts expect TechnipFMC to post earnings of $0.33 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TechnipFMC (FTI)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:FTI) gapped up before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $30.08, but opened at $30.71. TechnipFMC shares last traded at $31.92, with a volume of 3128980 shares.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Oil-field services companies have endured a rocky road in recent years, and even though 2018 has seen nice gains in oil prices so far, investors aren’t sure whether companies like TechnipFMC (NYSE:FTI) have truly turned the corner. For the provider of energy services both off the coast and at land-based well sites, rising energy prices are just the first step in spurring its exploration and production company customers to utilize more of its services.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Noble Energy Inc.(NBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Another oil stock that could be a standout performer in the coming years is Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL). For starters, its stock has significantly underperformed the iShares E&P ETF, only gaining about 16% over the past year. That trend could reverse as Noble’s operations kick into high gear in the next couple of years.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While pipeline capacity constraints have hurt producers focused on the Permian, it has been a boon for midstream companies in the region, which have been able to quickly sign up shippers for proposed expansion projects. Private equity-backed EPIC Midstream was able to get major Permian producers Apache (NYSE:APA) and Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL) to sign up for a combined 175,000 barrels per day (BPD) on the company’s proposed EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline. EPIC currently plans to build a 440,000 BPD pipeline to ship crude out of the Permian. However, it could expand the line up to 675,00 BPD if there’s enough shipper demand. One of the reasons Noble was quick to sign on is that this line “provides long-term flow assurance for our rapidly growing Delaware Basin oil volumes,” according to the company. Apache, meanwhile, stated that this line “enhances our long-term operational flexibility and market optionality.” EPIC hopes to start construction on the pipeline later this year, which would put it in service by the second half of 2019. It’s one of the first projects by the private equity-backed start-up but likely won’t be its last given the infrastructure needs in the region.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019

Gold doesn't trade in a vacuum.   Markets are connected. What happens in one often affects others.   So if you want to understand what's happening with gold, you need to know what's going on in the markets that affect gold.   And while lots of traders focus only on the short term, it's important to have a big-picture view, too. The big picture shows you the long-term trends at work… and when they change. It can help you find low-risk opportunities to open new positions. And it can help you determine where to set your stops.   Today, we'll look at the big picture for two markets that affect gold… along with gold itself.   Let's get started…   The first market we'll look at is U.S. government bonds… specifically, the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasurys. The U.S. government is considered the world's safest borrower. (It can print money to pay lenders back, after all.) The rate it pays to borrow money for 10 years serves as the world's benchmark interest rate.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Range Resources Corporation(RRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) fell about 4.4% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $14.43 after closing at $15.09 on Monday. The 52-week high is $34.93. Volume of about 15 million was nearly double the daily average of around 7.7 million shares traded. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) fell about 3.6% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $14.77 after closing at $15.30 on Friday. The 52-week high is $35.64. Volume of about 9.4 million was about 20% higher than the daily average of around 7.7 million shares traded. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(DRNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:DRNA) was upgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Friday.

  • [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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:DRNA)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by HC Wainwright in a report released on Tuesday. They currently have a $14.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. HC Wainwright’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 1.74% from the stock’s previous close.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Superior Industries International Inc.(SUP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares jumped 31.6 percent to $12.18 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 26.5 percent to $14.55 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares gained 25 percent to $4.0234 following Q1 beat.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) jumped 23.5 percent to $55.12 following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) gained 23.3 percent to $59.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 22.5 percent to $47.51 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares surged 21.7 percent to $3.36. Amazon.com's partnership with Sears started in 2017 with an agreement to sell Kenmore-branded appliances online. On Wednesday, the companies announced an extension of their relationship to now include tire delivery and installations.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) jumped 21.3 percent to $2.68 following Q1 results.
    LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) surged 20.4 percent to $3.395 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP) gained 19 percent to $15.82 after reporting Q1 results.
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLCM) shares rose 18.5 percent to $8.13 following Q1 results.
    Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) rose 18.3 percent to $52.47 after the company posted strong quarterly results.
    Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) shares jumped 18.3 percent to $6.47 following quarterly results.
    IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) shares climbed 17 percent to $4.68 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 16.8 percent to $90.10 following Q4 results.
    Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR)

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Electronics for Imaging Inc.(EFII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY lessened its holdings in shares of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) by 53.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 14,882 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 17,018 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Electronics For Imaging were worth $439,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Caterpillar, Inc.(CAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    The tech subscription service has more than 900 customers, and some of its most notable include General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) and Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) traded down 1.36% at $152.81. The stock’s 52-week range is $93.81 to $173.24. Volume was about half the daily average of around 6.1 million shares. The company had no specific news Friday.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) traded down 6.10% at $144.60. The stock’s 52-week range is $97.74 to $173.24. Volume was about three times the daily average of around 6.1 million. The company’s earnings were solid, but on the conference call the CFO said that this would be the year’s best quarter.

  • [By ]

    Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) brought the entire industrial sector lower in Tuesday trading. After reporting earnings and opening higher, Caterpillar stock plummeted 6.36% to $144.19 by the close.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: ENI S.p.A.(E)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Zacks]

    Following the reform, Mexico drew multi-billion dollars' investment. It could lead up to an output of 3 MMBbl/d by the end of the planned period, as predicted by the supporters of the reform. The reform could also bring down electricity rates in the country. So far, Mexico has awarded around 90 contracts, both onshore and offshore. The country raised about $100 billion from the auctions by the end of January. With nine oil and gas blocks, Shell has emerged as the leading player in the auctions held so far. Other winners in the bidding processes include Eni S.p.A. (NYSE: E)of Italy, Inpex of Japan, France's TOTAL S.A. (NYSE: TOT), Chevron and more.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: CareTrust REIT, Inc.(CTRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CareTrust REIT (NASDAQ:CTRE) issued its earnings results on Tuesday. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.01, Briefing.com reports. The business had revenue of $38.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $36.99 million. CareTrust REIT had a net margin of 19.46% and a return on equity of 4.37%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 24.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.30 earnings per share. CareTrust REIT updated its FY18 guidance to $1.26-$1.28 EPS.

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

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

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Intec Pharma Ltd.(NTEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Intec Pharma (NASDAQ:NTEC) has been assigned a $15.00 target price by Oppenheimer in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the biotechnology company’s stock. Oppenheimer’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 185.71% from the company’s current price.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Hingham Institution for Savings(HIFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Port Capital LLC lifted its stake in Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ:HIFS) by 14.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 48,159 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,943 shares during the quarter. Hingham Institution for Savings accounts for approximately 1.4% of Port Capital LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 25th biggest position. Port Capital LLC owned approximately 2.28% of Hingham Institution for Savings worth $9,921,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: PNM Resources, Inc. (Holding Co.)(PNM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PNM Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the energy and energy-related businesses in the United States. It operates through Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) and Texas-New Mexico Power Company (TNMP) segments. The PNM segment is primarily involved in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It generates electricity using coal, natural gas and oil, nuclear fuel, solar, wind, and geothermal energy sources. As of December 31, 2017, this segment had owned or leased facilities with a total net generation capacity of 2,102 megawatts; and owned 3,200 miles of electric transmission lines, 6,063 miles of distribution overhead lines, 5,828 miles of underground distribution lines, and 254 substations. It also owns and leases office and other equipment, office space, vehicles, and real estate. The TNMP segment provides regulated transmission and distribution services. As of December 31, 2017, this segment owned 978 miles of overhead electric transmission lines, 7,111 miles of overhead distribution lines, 1,241 miles of underground distribution lines, and 116 substations. It also owns and leases vehicles, service facilities, and office locations throughout its service territory. The company serves approximately 773,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers, as well as end-users of electricity in New Mexico and Texas. PNM Resources, Inc. was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2018

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Walmart is reportedly in talks to buy Humana, a deal which would give the retail giant a health insurer and provider of medical care established in the booming market of senior citizens eligible for Medicare.

&l;p class=&q;tweet_line&q;&g;Humana has one of the best-known brands among health insurers offering Medicare Advantage plans , a fast-growing form of coverage popular among seniors. In addition, Humana has been acquiring an array of doctor practices and outpatient assets in fast-growing retirement markets in the southern U.S. like Florida and Texas where Walmart is strong and seniors abound.

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Callaway Golf Company(ELY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) insider Alex Mitchell Boezeman sold 47,012 shares of Callaway Golf stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.19, for a total value of $808,136.28. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 107,512 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,848,131.28. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Granite Springs Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) by 7.4% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 72,500 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 5,000 shares during the quarter. Granite Springs Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Callaway Golf were worth $1,186,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Omnicell Inc.(OMCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Omnicell Technologies (NASDAQ:OMCL) insider Robin Gene Seim sold 13,286 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.48, for a total value of $617,533.28. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 74,121 shares in the company, valued at $3,445,144.08. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Omnicell Technologies (OMCL)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Omnicell Technologies (NASDAQ:OMCL) insider Peter J. Kuipers sold 724 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, April 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.00, for a total value of $33,304.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 56,970 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,620,620. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: ENI S.p.A.(E)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Zacks]

    Following the reform, Mexico drew multi-billion dollars' investment. It could lead up to an output of 3 MMBbl/d by the end of the planned period, as predicted by the supporters of the reform. The reform could also bring down electricity rates in the country. So far, Mexico has awarded around 90 contracts, both onshore and offshore. The country raised about $100 billion from the auctions by the end of January. With nine oil and gas blocks, Shell has emerged as the leading player in the auctions held so far. Other winners in the bidding processes include Eni S.p.A. (NYSE: E)of Italy, Inpex of Japan, France's TOTAL S.A. (NYSE: TOT), Chevron and more.

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated(SYKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited(TEVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: TEVA) is poised to post its most recent quarterly results before regular trading begins on Thursday. The consensus forecast is $0.66 in EPS and $4.80 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $17.83 apiece. The consensus price target is $19.33, and the 52-week range is $10.850 to $33.82.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.s (NYSE: TEVA) short interest decreased to 55.84 million from the previous level of 59.40 million. Shares were trading at $17.56, in a 52-week range of $10.85 to $33.82.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Keith Speights, and Sean Williams]

    As for weaker generic-drug pricing, this isn’t anything new. Generic drugmakers like Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA) have been pressured by weaker generic drug prices since the third quarter of last year. However, weakness in pricing has recently shown signs of stabilizing. Generic drug manufacturers and Wall Street analysts both seem to believe that 2019 will offer much-needed price stabilization for generic therapies. Considering that generics make up the bulk of total written prescription — about nine out of 10 — it seems only logical that pricing power will return to generic drugmakers and distributors sooner rather than later.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Yesterday, the Fed Open Market Committee announced it would not raise interest rates this session. The central bank committee, which is in charge of monetary policy, said that inflation is rising and that the U.S. economy is getting better. Markets are now looking forward to the next meeting on June 12 for the U.S. Federal Reserve to bump rates higher for the second time in 2018. Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) slumped more than 4.5% after Tesla CEO Elon Musk held an highly unusual earnings call. After announcing that his firm burned through $700 million in cash during the quarter of 2018, Musk refused to take any more questions on the company’s fiscal health, dismissing analysts’ questions as “boring.” Musk instead spent the rest of the quarterly call taking questions from a YouTuber named Gali Russell who had lobbied Musk on Twitter to let him partake in the earnings call. This morning, the U.S. Labor Department reported initial jobless claims rose by 2,000, to 211,000. Analysts had projected 225,000 for the week. The tightening U.S. labor market has now seen the total number of Americans receiving benefits fall to the lowest level since 1973. America’s unemployment rate is sitting at 4.1%, the lowest figure in 17 years. Tomorrow, the Labor Department will release the April jobs report.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: GPRO, SPOT, CI
    GoPro Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRO) will lead another busy day of earnings reports on Wall Street. The firm will report earnings after the bell Thursday. Wall Street expects that the tech firm is about to report a loss of -$0.40 per share on top of $175.40 billion in revenue. Here’s a way to make a lot of money in a short time during earnings season. Spotify Technology SA(NYSE: SPOT) did not have a very good first earnings report. Shares plunged more than 8% after the firm’s music-streaming forecasts fell well short of expectations. During its earnings report, signals indicated that the firm’s growth could slow despite news that its

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market posted small advances on Monday, with most major benchmarks picking up between 0.4% and 0.8%. Much of the attention on Wall Street centered on other financial markets, which included favorable price action in oil, a surge in the value of the U.S. dollar against many foreign currencies, and relatively weak performance from gold. Yet there was still plenty of good news that sent individual companies’ shares higher. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA), Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE:GPT), and Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Medtronic plc(MDT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Stephens Inc. AR boosted its holdings in shares of Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) by 8.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 119,490 shares of the medical technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,044 shares during the quarter. Stephens Inc. AR’s holdings in Medtronic were worth $9,586,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Medtronic PLC (NYSE: MDT) which rose over 4% to $84.85. The stocks 52-week range is $76.41 to $89.72. Volume was 9.6 million compared to the daily average volume of 5.2 million.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Mazor Robotics (NASDAQ:MZOR)reported its first-quarter results on Monday, May 14. Last quarter, the robotic surgery company’s management warned investors that 2018 was going to be a “transition” year because of its decision to strike a significant commercial deal with medical device giantMedtronic (NYSE: MDT). Management said that the deal was a huge win for the company, but it was going to result in “modest revenue growth” in 2018.

Best Energy Stocks To Own For 2019

Seven Generations Energy (TSE:VII) insider Glen Allen Nevokshonoff sold 31,319 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$16.15, for a total transaction of C$505,801.85.

Seven Generations Energy traded down C$0.26, hitting C$15.98, on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,207,087 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,000,395. Seven Generations Energy has a one year low of C$13.62 and a one year high of C$27.08.

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Seven Generations Energy (TSE:VII) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The company reported C$0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of C$0.38 by C($0.02). The business had revenue of C$752.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of C$668.99 million. Seven Generations Energy had a net margin of 16.64% and a return on equity of 7.98%.

Best Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Euro FX(P)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Music-streaming company Pandora (NYSE:P) finally launched an on-demand subscription service in early 2017. Pandora Premium, priced at $9.99 per month, directly competes with Spotify and Apple Music. The company’s goal is to convert a significant chunk of its ad-supported listener base into subscribers. In addition to the new on-demand service, Pandora offers an ad-free version of its core internet radio experience for $4.99 per month.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) released its most recent quarterly results after markets closed Wednesday. The company said that it had a net loss of $0.21 per share on $395.3 million in revenue, compared with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for a net loss of $0.07 per share on $376.43 million in revenue. The fourth quarter from last year had a net loss of $0.13 per share and $392.6 million in revenue.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Six months after its debut, Pandora Media Inc (NYSE: P)’s Premium Access has recorded more than 6.5 million listeners and more than 55 million total sessions, a company spokesperson told Benzinga: Link

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) and Roku Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) are scheduled to report their most recent financial results after the markets close on Wednesday. Pandora has been around for a while and investors can gauge where this stock is headed. However, Roku is reporting its second quarter ever as a public company and this may be tougher to call.

Best Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Helmerich & Payne, Inc.(HP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Johnson]

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    Only 10% of the companies on the list had female CEOs at the helm, four of which — Hewlett Packard (HP) , Lockheed Martin (LMT) , General Motors (GM) , and General Dynamics (GD) — grew significant revenue in five years or less. 

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    The third caller had Boeing (BA) , Helmerich & Payne (HP) , Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) , LAM Research (LRCX) and Steel Dynamics (STLD)  as her top five stocks.

Best Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: ENI S.p.A.(E)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Zacks]

    Following the reform, Mexico drew multi-billion dollars' investment. It could lead up to an output of 3 MMBbl/d by the end of the planned period, as predicted by the supporters of the reform. The reform could also bring down electricity rates in the country. So far, Mexico has awarded around 90 contracts, both onshore and offshore. The country raised about $100 billion from the auctions by the end of January. With nine oil and gas blocks, Shell has emerged as the leading player in the auctions held so far. Other winners in the bidding processes include Eni S.p.A. (NYSE: E)of Italy, Inpex of Japan, France's TOTAL S.A. (NYSE: TOT), Chevron and more.

Best Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Williams Partners L.P.(WPZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) was off to a great start in 2018 thanks to the growth of its majority-owned master limited partnership,Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ). There’s plenty more where that came from, which was clear from the comments of CEO Alan Armstrong on the accompanying quarterly conference call. While he didn’t fill in every detail about what lies ahead, he made sure investors knew that the company’s future looks bright.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018

One of the noteworthy aspects of IRAsindeed, one of the under-emphasized aspects of them in my opinionis their creditor protection status. Stated otherwise, IRAs (along with other retirement-related savings devices) can enjoy protection that prevents creditors, in many instances, from seizing the assets within the accounts. Granted, like most asset protection devices, this depends on the circumstances and the applicable law. For example, creditor protection can vary by what type of creditor is at issue (a tort creditor, contract creditor, or a family support creditor) and what law is governing the analysis (such as state collections law or federal bankruptcy law).

A recent case demonstrates the intersection between federal bankruptcy law and local law (in this case, Texas) as it applies to the exempt status of IRAsparticularly with respect to IRA rollovers (or the lack thereof).

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Top 10 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 themostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Unilever NV(UN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Stepan (NYSE: SCL) and Unilever (NYSE:UN) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Unilever (NYSE:UN) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation, three have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company.

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    A company like Procter & Gamble, Unilever NV (UN) , CVS Health Corp. (CVS) or Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) might be interested in the Pfizer business, said Anthony Chambers, a director in the life sciences practice of consulting firm West Monroe Partners.

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Unilever NV (ADR) ADR (NYSE: UN) procures sustainable oils such as soy, sunflower and rapeseed oil for a host of its consumer products such as Hellmann's mayonnaise. It remains to be seen how the U.S.-China standoff will hurt its margins.

  • [By Isaac Pino, CPA]

    If you’re an investor in consumer goods giant Unilever (NYSE:UN), odds are you followed the takeover bid from Kraft Heinz(NASDAQ: KHC) closely in 2017. Ultimately, it fell through, with Unilever’s management rebutting that it was better off on its own. There was some mustard left on the face of Kraft Heinz, but major shareholder Warren Buffett claimed there was potentially a misunderstanding of the nature of the offer. It was not intended to be a hostile takeover, he said, but it could have been perceived that way by Unilever.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Targa Resources, Inc.(TRGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Reaves W H & Co. Inc. trimmed its holdings in Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) by 30.6% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 224,657 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 99,015 shares during the period. Reaves W H & Co. Inc.’s holdings in Targa Resources were worth $9,885,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Century Aluminum Company(CENX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By D.R. Barton, Jr.]

    According to industry leaders, including Century Aluminum Co. (Nasdaq: CENX) CEO Michael Bless, many of those jobs will be in jeopardy with the new taxes. And then there’s the reciprocal tariff reactions from other nations that would definitely hit the billions of dollars’ worth of U.S. agricultural exports with further jobs in jeopardy.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Aluminum producer Century Aluminum Co. (Nasdaq: CENX) added 3.3%to its share price, and Alcoa Corp. (NYSE: AA) edged up 0.2%, both closing out the day with gains.

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    You can see why Century Aluminum (Nasdaq: CENX) commended the President for “acting swiftly and boldly to save the American aluminum industry.” The company intends to ramp up operations at its smelter in Hawesville, Kentucky, putting 300 people back to work. In Illinois, US Steel (NYSE: X) is restarting a blast furnace that will employ at least 500 new workers.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) fell 13.4 percent to $51.10 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 9.8 percent to $28.97 in pre-market trading after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 8.2 percent to $8.81 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 7.5 percent to $3.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET) fell 7.4 percent to $248.00 in pre-market trading following first-quarter earnings.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 6.7 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Varex Imaging Corporation (NASDAQ: VREX) fell 5.2 percent to $34 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 results.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) shares fell 5.2 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.02 percent on Thursday.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $61.70 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) fell 4.6 percent to $25.15 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) shares fell 4 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.86 percent on Thursday.
    Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: MLCO) fell 4 percent to $30.65 in pre-market trading.
    Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ: CENX) fell 4 percent to $15.76 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC) shares fell 3.5 percent to $48.10 in pre-market tr

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares dipped 47.8 percent to $4.60. Check-Cap priced its upsized underwritten offering of public units at $5.50 per unit.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares fell 41.5 percent to $2.57.
    Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) dropped 35.1 percent to $29.50 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) dropped 34.8 percent to $3.75 after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 25.2 percent to $24.01 after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) dropped 22.5 percent to $45.73 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 19.6 percent to $52.075 following Q1 earnings.
    Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVM) shares declined 18.1 percent to $5.20. Adverum Biotech disclosed that its CEO Amber Salzman is stepping down.
    Newater Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWA) dropped 17.2 percent to $12.83.
    Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) fell 17.2 percent to $13.65 following Q1 results.
    Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) declined 15.8 percent to $19.40 after announcing Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.649 after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) dropped 14.2 percent to $2.65.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 13.2 percent to $8.32 after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) dropped 12.2 percent to $5.05.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 9.7 percent

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (SSNLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Lam Research is a company with a $27 billion market capitalization that derives a significant amount of revenue from Micron (MU), Samsung Electronics (OTC:SSNLF), SK Hynix (OTC:HXSCF) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSM). Lam Research is currently trading at about 10 price to forward-looking earnings and 16 out of 19 analysts rate the company as a buy or a strong buy with an average price target of $249.47, 50% higher compared to Fridays closing price.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    For example, while Apple co-developed the organic light emitting diode (OLED) display that’s used on its latest-generation iPhone X smartphone with Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) Display, Apple partner LG Display is apparently having a hard time building OLED displays for this year’s upcoming iPhone models.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Micron has also been quickly transitioning to 3D NAND production, which carries higher margins and a wider product mix, keeping Micron’s margins afloat (although still somewhat volatile) even with a market with heavier supply than demand. The company sold the Lexar (consumer products) division shifting towards scaling output of the enterprise product lineup. Micron is now in very capable hands with its new management team, and I trust that Maddock and Mehrotra will continue to phase out their exposure to the consumer sector (where Samsung (OTC:SSNLF) currently dominates) to providing specialized business memory products as well as graphics memory to grow and sustain margins. A diverse mix of product solutions gives Micron far more pricing power, as memory becomes less commoditized and instead is tailored to improve the efficiency of a business and provide value to a firm.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Now, this removes one big uncertainty (actually management was pretty convinced they would settle on favorable terms), but there are a few other headwinds that also led them to lower guidance when presenting Q3 figures:

    In the low end of the mobile market (imaging) they are experiencing increasing competition. They are dealing with this by concentrating on more sophisticated and integrated solutions and narrowing the strategic focus (this is already starting to pay off with design wins like the Huawei Mate 10). For now they expect imaging revenues to be at least $10M lower. The probability of recognizing revenue from Echo, a significant mobile customer for audio technologies, has progressively declined as well. Samsung (OTC:SSNLF) IP licensing is removed from the guidance as they are litigating the company for patent infringement. Management is convinced of a favorable outcome here as well (they embarked on extensive DD prior to filing), but unsure of the timing. Management believes at least $10M in licence revenues has been underreported, but likely resolution will shift this income to 2018. Roughly $5M in expected license revenue from Invensas Licensees will shift to 2018 Guidance excludes roughly $52M in cash receipts which the company can’t recognize as revenue under purchase accounting related to the DTS acquisition (see below for an explanation). This is why cash flow figures are much better than earnings figures.

    These are all somewhat messy litigation and compliance issues, but at least the Broadcom issue has been settled and much of the rest is likely to shift to 2018. About the Purchase Accounting. From company PR:

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: ENI S.p.A.(E)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Zacks]

    Following the reform, Mexico drew multi-billion dollars' investment. It could lead up to an output of 3 MMBbl/d by the end of the planned period, as predicted by the supporters of the reform. The reform could also bring down electricity rates in the country. So far, Mexico has awarded around 90 contracts, both onshore and offshore. The country raised about $100 billion from the auctions by the end of January. With nine oil and gas blocks, Shell has emerged as the leading player in the auctions held so far. Other winners in the bidding processes include Eni S.p.A. (NYSE: E)of Italy, Inpex of Japan, France's TOTAL S.A. (NYSE: TOT), Chevron and more.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: American Tower Corporation (REIT)(AMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Dan Caplinger, and Cory Renauer]

    Doubling your money in a relatively short time is much tougher. It typically involves investing in younger, less established companies that have lots of growth potential but could give a lot of ground if a few things don’t swing their way. There are, though, some stocks that look like they have a double in them over a relatively short time frame, and three of our investing contributors think Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE), Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO), and American Tower (NYSE:AMT) fit the bill.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Reaves W H & Co. Inc. lessened its stake in American Tower Co. (NYSE:AMT) by 2.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 312,526 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 8,169 shares during the quarter. American Tower makes up approximately 1.6% of Reaves W H & Co. Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 22nd biggest holding. Reaves W H & Co. Inc. owned about 0.07% of American Tower worth $45,423,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Chris Neiger, Anders Bylund, and Todd Campbell]

    To help you track down a few of these companies for your portfolio, we reached out to some Motley Fool contributors for dividend stock ideas. They came back with Uniti Group (NASDAQ:UNIT), AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), and American Tower (NYSE:AMT). Here’s why.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sandy Spring Bank lifted its holdings in shares of American Tower Co. (NYSE:AMT) by 6.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 30,662 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,732 shares during the period. Sandy Spring Bank’s holdings in American Tower were worth $4,456,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: tronc, Inc. (TRNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Several large newspaper chains will face the largest increases in newsprint prices in absolute dollars. These are Gannett (NYSE: GCI), tronc (NASDAQ: TRNC), hedge fund owned Digital First Media, which just laid off dozens of people in Denver and on the West Coast, Hearst, Advance Media, McClatchy (NYSE: MNI) and Gatehouse Media. Among them, they own most of the large newspapers in America and hundreds of newspapers in aggregate. Each of these companies has newsprint demand much larger than that of The Tampa Bay Times.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Newspaper publisher Tronc Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) may have a new controlling shareholder. According to the New York Post:

    McCormick Media, which already has a definitive agreement to buy the 25.7 percent of Tronc stock owned by ex-chairman Michael Ferro, is in talks with another significant shareholder about increasing its stake even further.

  • [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.
    Copa Holdings,

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Lewis D’Vorkin, the editor-in-chief of the L.A. Times, owned by Tronc Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC), left the paper after contentious relations with his staff. According to The Wall Street Journal:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Tronc Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC), the owner of the Lost Angeles Times, agreed to sell the paper to billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, who is also one of Tronc’s largest shareholders. The deal, for $500 million and the assumption of about $90 million in pension liabilities, was announced on February 7. The Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice blessed the deal on March 7, almost two months ago.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Nielsen N.V.(NLSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE: NLSN) which traded down over 9% at $33.99. The stocks 52-week range is $33.90 to $45.73. Volume was 11.3 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.8 million.

  • [By John Ballard]

    But in order to attract advertisers — which along with sponsorships is expected to make up 77% of the esports market this year — there has to be verifiable data about who is watching and for how long. NielsenHoldings’ (NYSE:NLSN) TV ratings are the “currency” of media buyers. Last year, Nielsen announced a new ratings service specifically for esports and has now partnered with Activision to provide verifiable ratings for its top esports ventures, including Overwatch League and Call of Duty World League.

  • [By Keith Noonan, Rich Smith, and Timothy Green]

    With that in mind, we asked three Motley Fool investors to profile an income-generating stock that’s currently flying under the radar but has some truly amazing qualities. Read on to see why they thinkNielsen Holdings (NYSE:NLSN), Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN), and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)are top dividend stocks that aren’t getting their due.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Lennar Corp.(LEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Higher rates can hurt stocks of companies like homebuilders, which rely on affordable mortgage rates for their customers. “Nobody trusts the homebuilders past the day they report because the litany is always: ‘This is the last good quarter when it comes to Lennar (LEN) , Toll Brothers (TOL) , D.R. Horton (DHI) , Taylor Morrison (TMHC) and PulteGroup (PHM) .'”

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Next week is big for housing numbers. March existing home sales figures are scheduled for  Monday and new home sales for March along with the February S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index on Tuesday. As for homebuilders, Pulte Group, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) is scheduled to report  Q1 results Tuesday, and D.R. Horton Inc (NYSE: DHI) is scheduled to report fiscal Q2 numbers on Thursday. The industry already has seen strong Q1 results from Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN), and housing starts and building permits in March rose more than expected. These results, as well as those and the economic data from next week could provide clues for the industry going forward. After NVR, Inc. (NYSE: NVR) reports results this morning, Meritage Homes Corp. (NYSE: MTH) releases its Q1 results April 25. We’ll have to wait until next month for some of the other homebuilders, as well as from home improvement companies Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD) and Lowe’s Companies Inc (NYSE: LOW), before we get a more complete snapshot of the housing market.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is the other top pick at Merrill Lynch, and it is well set in the entry-level market. Lennar Corp. (NYSE: LEN) is the second largest public homebuilder by closings in the United States, delivering over 29,000 homes in 2017.

  • [By ]

    LG Homes (LGIH) : “I like Lennar (LEN) and I also like Toll Brothers (TOL) .”

    GrubHub (GRUB) : “I’ve been riding this one for a long time. It might be time to take some profits. “

  • [By ]

    1. Lennar Corp (NYSE: LEN)
    This Miami-based homebuilder is off nearly 7% this year, creating an ideal buying opportunity for long-term investors.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now

National General (NASDAQ:NGHC) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Thursday.

According to Zacks, “National General Holdings Corp. is a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides personal and commercial automobile insurance, recreational vehicle and motorcycle insurance, supplemental health insurance products and other niche insurance products. It operates in two segments, Property and Casualty and Accident and Health. The Property and Casualty segment offers standard and preferred automobile and sub-standard automobile insurance policies; Recreational vehicle insurance policies; commercial automobile insurance policies; and motorcycle insurance policies for various types of motorcycles, as well as golf carts and all-terrain vehicles. The Accident and Health segment provides accident and non-major medical health insurance products. National General Holdings Corp. is headquartered in New York. “

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: 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.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: State Bank Financial Corporation.(STBZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.03. State Bank Financial had a return on equity of 9.26% and a net margin of 18.77%. The firm had revenue of $68.16 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $65.00 million. analysts expect that State Bank Financial will post 2.18 EPS for the current year.

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Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(PTLA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    You can’t turn back the clock and buy Celgene12 years ago when it first won approval for its multibillion-dollar blockbuster multiple myeloma drug Revlimid, but you can buy stocks that have similar prospects. One such company is Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTLA), an emerging commercial-stage biotech that’s recently won Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for two potential blockbuster drugs.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    In this episode of The Motley Fool’s Industry Focus: Healthcare, analysts Kristine Harjes and Todd Campbell discuss if the criticism is fair and if athenahealth’s likely to be acquired. Also, they update investors onTakeda’s plan to merge withShire Plc(NASDAQ:SHPG) in a $62 billion deal and howpatience finally paid off forPortola Pharmaceuticals(NASDAQ:PTLA) investors.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) saw its shares soar on Friday after announcing that it had received an approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Specifically, the agency approved Andexxa, the first and only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban, when reversal of anticoagulation is needed due to life-threatening or uncontrolled bleeding.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: International Paper Company(IP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hodges Capital Management Inc. grew its stake in Champion International Paper (NYSE:IP) by 49.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 181,875 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 59,824 shares during the quarter. Hodges Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Champion International Paper were worth $9,718,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By ]

    International Paper (IP) : “The stock is down big. I say at these prices it’s a good buy.”

    Alaska Air Group (ALK) : “It used to be the best before the acquisition and now it’s not great and I can’t recommend it anymore.”

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on T-Mobile US (TMUS) , Lennar (LEN) , Toll Brothers (TOL) , Tyson Foods (TSN) , JB Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) and International Paper (IP) .

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

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: ENI S.p.A.(E)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Zacks]

    Following the reform, Mexico drew multi-billion dollars' investment. It could lead up to an output of 3 MMBbl/d by the end of the planned period, as predicted by the supporters of the reform. The reform could also bring down electricity rates in the country. So far, Mexico has awarded around 90 contracts, both onshore and offshore. The country raised about $100 billion from the auctions by the end of January. With nine oil and gas blocks, Shell has emerged as the leading player in the auctions held so far. Other winners in the bidding processes include Eni S.p.A. (NYSE: E)of Italy, Inpex of Japan, France's TOTAL S.A. (NYSE: TOT), Chevron and more.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Westerly, RI, based Investment company WASHINGTON TRUST Co buys Johnson Controls International PLC, The Priceline Group Inc, NextEra Energy Inc, , US Bancorp, TJX Inc, Costco Wholesale Corp, American Tower Corp, KLA-Tencor Corp, BB&T Corp, sells Varian Medical Systems Inc, B/E Aerospace Inc, Synchronoss Technologies Inc, Core Laboratories NV, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp during the 3-months ended 2017-03-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, WASHINGTON TRUST Co. As of 2017-03-31, WASHINGTON TRUST Co owns 207 stocks with a total value of $1.6 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: JCI, PCLN, EOG, USB, KLAC, ENB, NVR, UNH, Added Positions: NEE, TJX, COST, AMT, MDY, SPY, BBT, ACN, BLK, MSFT, Reduced Positions: VAR, SNCR, CLB, CTSH, WFC, PRGO, WBA, ABBV, VREX, V, Sold Out: BEAV, AGN, GBF, SE, K, NFG, ESRX, CAH, SHW, MET,

For the details of WASHINGTON TRUST Co’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=WASHINGTON+TRUST+Co

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Noble Energy Inc.(NBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Noble Energy (NBL) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after purchasing Clayton Williams Energy (CWEI) for $2.7 billion.

    Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

    Noble Energygained 7.1% to $40.05, while the S&P 500 fell 0.3% to2,267.89.

    Wunderlich’s Irene Haas explains why she’s a fan of the deal:

    Noble Energy (NBL) has agreed to acquire Clayton Williams Energy Inc. (CWEI-$103.98, Hold) for $3.4 billion. The transaction has been approved by both boards and should close during 2Q17. NBL will gain 71,000 net acres in Reeves County, production of 10,000 boepd, and 2,400 gross locations (with 8,000 lateral length) in the Wolfcamp, with net un-risked resource potential of over 1 billion boe. Netting out production, acreage outside of Reeves County, and midstream assets, NBL valued the Reeves County acreage at~$32,000 per net acre. NBL has the balance sheet and the technical expertise to develop the project quickly and generate meaningful production and cash flow growth. We reiterate our Buy rating on NBL.

    Noble Energy’s market capitalization rose to $17.2 billion from $16.1 billion on Friday. It reported a net lossof $2.4 billion on sales of $3 billion in 2015.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE: NBL) is rated a Buy and Jefferies raised the price target to $47. The 2017 net loss estimate was lowered from $0.40 per share to $0.22 per share. The 2018 EPS estimate was raised from $0.94 to $1.34. Shares closed at $36.71 on Friday, in a 52-week range of $28.82 to $42.03, and the consensus price target is $48.22.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE: NBL) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $32 price target at Jefferies on December 20. The shares closed up 3.6% at $27.23 on Tuesday, in a 52-week range of $22.99 to $40.89. This call is actually almost $4 lower than the pre-call consensus price target, but Noble shares were up over 1% at $27.52 afterward.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ENI S.p.A.(E)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Specifically, the oil supermajors are ExxonMobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), BP Plc. (NYSE: BP), Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (NYSE ADR: RDS.A), Conoco Phillips (NYSE: COP), Eni SpA (NYSE ADR: E), and Total SA (NYSE ADR: TOT).

  • [By Zacks]

    Following the reform, Mexico drew multi-billion dollars' investment. It could lead up to an output of 3 MMBbl/d by the end of the planned period, as predicted by the supporters of the reform. The reform could also bring down electricity rates in the country. So far, Mexico has awarded around 90 contracts, both onshore and offshore. The country raised about $100 billion from the auctions by the end of January. With nine oil and gas blocks, Shell has emerged as the leading player in the auctions held so far. Other winners in the bidding processes include Eni S.p.A. (NYSE: E)of Italy, Inpex of Japan, France's TOTAL S.A. (NYSE: TOT), Chevron and more.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Reuters reported last week that the company is considering selling its 2,500 service stations in Italy for a tidy 500 million (about $538 million). The rumored buyer is private equity giant Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO), also rumored to be interested in buying 2,600 Italian service stations from a joint venture between Italy’s Eni SpA (NYSE: E) and Total SA (NYSE: TOT).

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Big Oil stocks are the seven “oil supermajors” that do everything from oil drilling to refining to retail sales. This is a list of the Big Oil companies:

    Big Oil CompanyShare PriceYTDMarket CapExxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM)$83.44-7.58%$353.13BChevron Co. (NYSE: CVX)$113.56-3.5%$217.62BConocoPhillips Co. (NYSE: COP)$48.21-3.78%$61.42BRoyal Dutch Shell Plc. (NYSE ADR: RDS.A)$52.35-3.82%$221.08BBP Plc. (NYSE ADR: BP)$34.12-8.71%$112.69BTotal SA (NYSE: TOT)$50.26-1.35%$124.6BEni SpA (NYSE: E)$31.51-2.3%$58.69B

    Despite being huge global oil companies, shares of Big Oil stocks are all in the red this year. Those losses have all happened even as the Dow is smashing record highs and trading up 6.4% year to date.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Vaalco Energy Inc(EGY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $18.59 million.

    B2Gold Corp (NYSE: BTG) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.00 per share on revenue of $135.84 million.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CrossAmerica Partners LP(CAPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Crossamerica Partners LP (NYSE: CAPL) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $479.03 million.

    Buckeye Partners, L.P. (NYSE: BPL) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.00 billion.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CrossAmerica Partners (NYSE:CAPL) – Research analysts at Jefferies Group reduced their FY2018 earnings estimates for CrossAmerica Partners in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 9th. Jefferies Group analyst C. Mandeville now forecasts that the oil and gas company will earn $0.24 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $0.32. Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $28.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for CrossAmerica Partners’ Q1 2019 earnings at $0.07 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.13 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.14 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.42 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on CrossAmerica Partners (CAPL)

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

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Statoil ASA(STO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cameron Swinehart]

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

     Cost Basis# SharesCurrent Price% of PortfolioCurrent ValueReturnMetal/Miners      Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHYS)$12.4985$11.043.75%$938.40-13.13%Sprott Physical Silver Trust (PSLV)$7.95125$8.744.37%$1,092.509.04%FreePort-McMoran (FCX)$31.6731$33.874.20%$1,049.976.50%Ishares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (RING)$13.0695$10.644.04%$1,010.80-22.74%Energy      Statoil ASA(STO)$21.7940$22.683.63%$907.203.92%Vanguard Natural Resources LLC (VNR)$27.5636$27.874.01%$1,003.321.11%ConocoPhillips (COP)$63.6822.43$71.006.37%$1,592.5310.31%Agriculture      CVR Partner LP (UAN)$26.3630.9$18.932.34%$584.94-39.25%Adecoagro$6.78125$7.443.72%$930.008.87%Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM)$34.8030$37.244.47%$1,117.206.55%Mixed Commodity      Powershares DB Commodity Index (DBC)$26.3540$25.954.15%$1,038.00-1.54%Sprott Resource Corp$3.34400$2.714.34%$1,084.00-23.25%    Total % of portfolio49.40%               Cost Basis12,666.00      Current Value12,348.86      Return-2.50%  Source: Investing For The Future Surge In Commodity Prices

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

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Another highlight in April was that Shell gave the green light to the Vito project, which is a joint venture with Statoil (NYSE:STO) in the Gulf of Mexico. Shell and Statoil were able to cut that project’s cost estimate by 70% from the original design so that it’s now profitable at $35 a barrel. The partners expect the project to produce 100,000 BOE/D of low-cost oil and gas when it comes online in 2021.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Anyone that has watched oil prices tick up recently has probably expected oil producers to report some impressive earnings results this past quarter, and Statoil (NYSE:STO) did just that with a 21% boost to the bottom line. At the same time, management is using all of its additional cash to do some wheeling and dealing that should help boost its growth possibilities in the nearer term.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    BP plc (ADR) (NYSE: BP), Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE: RDS-A) (NYSE: RDS-B) and Statoil ASA(ADR) (NYSE: STO) are expected to outperform their peers by offering: 1) the greatest rate of change in cost reduction through technology and innovation, 2) upstream portfolios with an attractive risk to reward profile and 3) sufficient liquidity to invest in future growth.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019

By David Goodboy

Cutting-edge and high-yield are not two terms that are heard together often. Cutting-edge conjures up thoughts of growth focused internet or high-tech firms creating novel products and services. High-yield, however, makes one think of stodgy, slow-growing REITs or blue-chip stocks producing a high dividend yield but not much upside.

Despite the seemingly contradictory terms, I have discovered a company that not only yields an ultra-high dividend but operates in a little-known, cutting-edge sub-sector.

The sub-sector I am referencing is liquefied natural gas, or LNG for short.

The United States is awash with natural gas. The drilling process known as fracking has opened vast reserves of the energy source in recent years. While natural gas is leading the way toward American energy independence, it is very expensive to transport due to its gaseous nature. LNG attempts to solve this issue by turning the gas into a liquid for more cost-efficient transport.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Murphy Oil Corporation(MUR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joshua Bondy]

    Murphy Oil (NYSE: MUR  ) has already spun off its US retail operations into Murphy Oil USAandis exploring the possibility of spinning off its U.K. refining operations. Divesting its refineries will help direct excess cash to developing new fields.

  • [By David Tristan Liu]

    Murphy USA (MUSA) first caught my attention after Southeastern Asset Management acquired a massive stake ($668mm) in its former parent company Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) in Q1 2013. One thing about Murphy Oil Corporation I noticed after an initial glance through their 10-K and annual report was its ownership of a valuable fuel and convenience retailer segment with high ROIC, valuable real estate, low CAPEX requirements, and relatively decent growth prospects that was under-followed and whose underlying value was concealed by the parent company’s core production and exploration business.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Today, it was all about oil afterOPEC “reached an understanding” on capping oil production. And that made Murphy Oil (MUR) the hottest stock in the S&P 500.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: CNX Coal Resources LP(CNXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Well, the time to start buying would have been last February–when everything started rallying. Since February 11, 2016, shares of Alliance Resource Partners (ARLP) have doubled, while Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) and CNX Coal Resources (CNXC) have tripled. Of course, Peabody Energy was fast approaching bankruptcy then, so missed out on that amazing run.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: EOG Resources, Inc.(EOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 0.9% at $102.50. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $109.37.

    The United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEAMERICAN: UNG) traded down about 1.6% at $6.10 in a 52-week range of $5.86 to $9.74.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Finally, there’s EOG Resources (EOG) . The stock is putting in a double bottom and if support holds up at $91 to $93, the stock could quickly head to $106, Boroden’s work suggests.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer said he tried to buck this trend by investing in EOG Resources (EOG) and Marathon Oil (MRO) but was wrong on both counts. In the case of EOG, even having the best properties wasn’t enough to ward off the collapse in oil prices. Meanwhile, Marathon’s decision to spin off its refining business left it with no cushion to stem its losses.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of EOG Resources Inc.(NYSE:EOG) rose more than 12% last month — adding almost $8 billion to its market value — thanks to higher oil prices, a potential asset sale, and a bullish analyst report.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Pete Najarian said that around 11,000 contracts of the January 100 calls in EOG Resources Inc (NYSE: EOG) were purchased on Tuesday. He likes the trade, but he thinks that these options are very expensive, so he decided to buy a call spread.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 2.2% at $97.32. The 52-week range is $57.15 to $98.32.

    The United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEMKT: UNG) traded up about 3.2% at $7.96 in a 52-week range of $5.78 to $9.64.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: CVR Energy Inc.(CVI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Robert Rapier]

    CVR Partners’ fertilizer plant is located in Coffeyville, Kansas, adjacent to the refinery owned by CVR Refining (NYSE: CVRR). CVR Energy (NYSE: CVI), majority-owned by Carl Icahn via Icahn Enterprises (NYSE: IEP), is the general partner and owns most of the units for both CVR Partners and CVR Refining.

  • [By elliottwave]

    CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CVI) is currently correcting the bullish 5 waves cycle from November 2016 low as a triple three structure reaching equal legs area $20.48 – $19.56 . The move can extend lower toward the 50-61.8 percent Fibonacci area ( $18.98 – $17.34 ) as a double three but will remain supported as the stock is still looking for a move higher toward at least $31 to finish 3 waves correcting 2014 cycle. If the stock fails to make new highs after bouncing from the current inflection area , then the pullback can extend lower against $12.03 low which should hold to allow CVI to the resume higher later on

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Occidental Petroleum Corporation(OXY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Occidental Petroleum Corp.s (NYSE: OXY) short interest decreased to 11.44 million shares from the previous reading of 11.77 million. Shares recently traded at $69.65, in a 52-week range of $57.20 to $78.09.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Occidental Petroleum Corp.s (NYSE: OXY) short interest increased to 16.11 million shares from the previous reading of 15.70 million. Shares were recently at $62.83, in a 52-week range of $61.01 to $78.48.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We have seen several dividend cuts in the recent past, including Anadarko Petroleum cutting its dividend by 81%…and we expect more companies to follow suit. Chesapeake Energy (CHK), ConocoPhillips (COP), Encana,Marathon Oil and Noble Energy (NBL) are among energy companies that have also cut dividends in the past 12 months, but dividend requirements even after several cuts will consume ~26% of 2016 estimated cash flow at current dividend rates (15% excluding Occidental Petroleum (OXY)) for the large cap E&Ps we cover. We believe most of the companies with a dividend yield of more than 1.5% should consider cutting the dividend and find the following companies more likely than not to reduce dividends:Apache (2.5% yield),Devon Energy (4%),Encana (1.5%) andMarathon Oil (2.5%). We believe Canadian Natural Resource (CNQ) (3.0%) is likely to maintain its dividend while Occidental (4.5%) has the financial strength to maintain or even increase the dividend…

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    Early on Monday, analysts at Deutsche Bank lowered their price target on Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) to reflect a lower-than-expected valuation of an asset that the oil and gas exploration company is trying to sell.

    Though the analysts lowered OXY’s price target from $114 to $109, they still maintain a “Buy” rating on the stock. The new price target suggests a 22% upside to the stock’s Friday closing price of $89.49.

    Deutsche Bank analyst Paul Sankey said, “Bloomberg Finance LP reports that Oxy is seeking sale of 40% of Mideast operations for around $8bn, which would imply $20bn total value for the unit. However reportedly some suitors are valuing the asset at around $15bn. This is a relatively negative valuation against our previous view that Oxy would be seeking $25+bn for its MENA business. We are cutting our price target to $109/share to reflect this lower implied valuation.”

    Occidental Petroleum shares were up 96 cents, or 1.07%, during pre-market trading on Monday. The stock is up 16.81% year-to-date.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY) dropped about 1.6% Friday, to post a new 52-week low of $64.19 after closing at $65.25 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $78.48. Volume was about 15% below the daily average of around 4.7 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: CVR Refining, LP(CVRR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Twin Disc, Incorporated (NASDAQ: TWIN) shares surged 24.34 percent to close at $28.86 following Q3 earnings.
    Bioblast Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: ORPN) rose 21.89 percent to close at $2.45.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 20.19 percent to close at $8.75. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) rose 18.56 percent to close at $3.13 on Monday after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE: CVM) gained 17.09 percent to close at $2.74.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares jumped 16.39 percent to close at $146.75 on Monday after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.45 percent to close at $27.50 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 15.23 percent to close at $6.43 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 14.53 percent to close at $7.33
    CohBar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWBR) gained 14.36 percent to close at $6.29.
    Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTPH) gained 12.69 percent to close at $3.64.
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) gained 12.27 percent to close at $10.89 following Q1 results.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares climbed 9.8 percent to close at $19.05.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 4.93 percent to close at $256.89. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 3.92 percent to close at $15.63. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.

     

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    For refiners, though, that spread in price led to very lucrative refining margins. As that spread has narrowed, so too has margins for refiners.

    Refining Margins Q4 2012 Q2 2013
    Valero (NYSE: VLO  ) $12.27 $9.26
    Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX  ) $13.67 $9.88
    HollyFrontier (NYSE: HFC  ) $24.00 $20.28
    CVR Refining (NYSE: CVRR  ) $28.08 $20.30

    Source: Company Earnings releases

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $155.19 after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 21.3 percent to $8.83. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) climbed 18.2 percent to $3.12 after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.6 percent to $27.53 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) rose 13 percent to $2.26.
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC) gained 11.9 percent to $7.35.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 11.8 percent to $6.24 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) shares gained 11.3 percent to $3.56.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.875.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) rose 8.7 percent to $2.9683.
    Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) shares rose 7.4 percent to $7.40.
    Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) rose 7 percent to $2.88 after climbing 1.89 percent on Friday.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 6 percent to $15.93. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 5.1 percent to $257.35. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.

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  • [By Robert Rapier]

    CVR Partners’ fertilizer plant is located in Coffeyville, Kansas, adjacent to the refinery owned by CVR Refining (NYSE: CVRR). CVR Energy (NYSE: CVI), majority-owned by Carl Icahn via Icahn Enterprises (NYSE: IEP), is the general partner and owns most of the units for both CVR Partners and CVR Refining.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of CVR Refining LP (NYSE: CVRR) were down 11 percent to $10.00. Velocity Midstream Partners and CVR Refining disclosed the execution of agreements related to the construction of a crude oil pipeline from the SCOOP play in Central Oklahoma to CVR's Wynnewood refinery.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: CGG(CGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jonas Elmerraji]

    First up is French oil service firm CGG Veritas (CGG)
    . The Eurozone-based energy stock hasn’t exactly posted blockbuster performance in 2013, but investors who ignore CGG for the final stretch of the year could be making a big mistake. That’s because of a bullish technical pattern that’s emerging in shares right now.

    CGG spent most of the last eight months looking anything but bullish. But an ascending triangle pattern is changing that. The pattern is formed by horizontal resistance to the upside at $26, and uptrending support to the below shares. Basically, as CGG bounces in between those two technical levels, it’s getting squeezed closer and closer to a breakout above $26. When that happens, traders have a buy signal.

    The ascending triangle pattern in CGG Veritas isn’t exactly textbook. That’s because the setup is forming at the bottom of a downtrend, rather than in the middle of an uptrend – but it’s a mistake to get caught up on the textbook pictures of what trading patterns are supposed to look like. On a move through $26, the trading implications are just as actionable.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    CGG SA (ADR) (NYSE: CGG) shares shot up 32 percent to $7.15 after the company reported an agreement in principle on financial restructuring plan with main creditors and DNCA.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from CGG SA (ADR) (NYSE: CGG) and Geospace Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: GEOS).

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: ENI S.p.A.(E)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Big Oil stocks are the seven “oil supermajors” that do everything from oil drilling to refining to retail sales. This is a list of the Big Oil companies:

    Big Oil CompanyShare PriceYTDMarket CapExxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM)$83.44-7.58%$353.13BChevron Co. (NYSE: CVX)$113.56-3.5%$217.62BConocoPhillips Co. (NYSE: COP)$48.21-3.78%$61.42BRoyal Dutch Shell Plc. (NYSE ADR: RDS.A)$52.35-3.82%$221.08BBP Plc. (NYSE ADR: BP)$34.12-8.71%$112.69BTotal SA (NYSE: TOT)$50.26-1.35%$124.6BEni SpA (NYSE: E)$31.51-2.3%$58.69B

    Despite being huge global oil companies, shares of Big Oil stocks are all in the red this year. Those losses have all happened even as the Dow is smashing record highs and trading up 6.4% year to date.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Specifically, the oil supermajors are ExxonMobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), BP Plc. (NYSE: BP), Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (NYSE ADR: RDS.A), Conoco Phillips (NYSE: COP), Eni SpA (NYSE ADR: E), and Total SA (NYSE ADR: TOT).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Reuters reported last week that the company is considering selling its 2,500 service stations in Italy for a tidy 500 million (about $538 million). The rumored buyer is private equity giant Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO), also rumored to be interested in buying 2,600 Italian service stations from a joint venture between Italy’s Eni SpA (NYSE: E) and Total SA (NYSE: TOT).

  • [By Zacks]

    Following the reform, Mexico drew multi-billion dollars' investment. It could lead up to an output of 3 MMBbl/d by the end of the planned period, as predicted by the supporters of the reform. The reform could also bring down electricity rates in the country. So far, Mexico has awarded around 90 contracts, both onshore and offshore. The country raised about $100 billion from the auctions by the end of January. With nine oil and gas blocks, Shell has emerged as the leading player in the auctions held so far. Other winners in the bidding processes include Eni S.p.A. (NYSE: E)of Italy, Inpex of Japan, France's TOTAL S.A. (NYSE: TOT), Chevron and more.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Williams Partners L.P.(WPZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    In a release after the close on Monday, Williams and Williams Partners (WPZ) made several announcements, including: 1) outlining managements plan to financially reposition and simplify the franchises GP/LP structure in an ~$11.4 billion transaction (not subject to any additional approvals), 2) adjustments to Williams and Williams Partners’ dividend and distribution payouts, 3) initiating a ~$2+ billion William equity raise to fund a further Williams investment in Williams Partners, 4) noted other potential upcoming changes, including the sale of ~$2 billion in non-core assets in 2017, and 5) provided several forms of updated 2017 guidance…

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: NOW Inc.(DNOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fourteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $12.50.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) and DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo, Tyler Crowe, and Jason Hall]

    Oil prices haven’t gotten off to the fast start many expected, falling around 6% on average during the first quarter of the year. That slump came despite OPEC’s best efforts since producing nations have achieved fairly good compliance on their planned output cuts. That said, despite the lackluster oil market, we still see some interestingopportunities in the oil market. Three stocks we really like right now are DistributionNOW(NYSE:DNOW),Phillips 66(NYSE:PSX), andConocoPhillips(NYSE:COP), which all should do well in the current oil market.