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Hot Value Stocks To Invest In 2021

Monday was largely a down day on Wall Street, with most major benchmarks finishing the session substantially lower. New controversy in Washington has some investors concerned that further turmoil for the Trump administration could derail the stock market gains made during the past couple of years, while nervousness about the likelihood of progress on the trade front also contributed to the market’s overall mood. In addition, some company-specific news led to some high-profile declines. Michael Kors Holdings (NYSE:KORS), Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY), and Chuy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:CHUY) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Kors goes shopping

Shares of Michael Kors Holdings dropped 8% on news that it’s in talks to purchase a fellow major player in the fashion industry. According to reports, Kors could spend about $2 billion to take control of Italy’s Versace, further expanding its global reach. Kors has already made big moves to grow through acquisition, with its recent purchase of Jimmy Choo having played a major role in helping to foster a turnaround for the luxury retailer. Yet some shareholders seem nervous that Versace might be a step too far, especially at what could be a premium price.

Hot Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: eBay Inc.(EBAY)

eBay Inc. (eBay), incorporated on March 13, 1998, is a commerce company, which operates through its Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. The Company helps in enabling commerce on its platforms for buyers and sellers online using desktop and laptop computers or mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. The Company has created an open source platform that provides software developers and merchants an access to its application programming interfaces (APIs) for developing software and solutions for commerce.

The Company’s Marketplace platforms include its online marketplace located at www.ebay.com, localized counterparts and the eBay mobile applications. The Company’s StubHub platforms include its online ticket platform located at www.stubhub.com and the StubHub mobile applications. Its StubHub platforms provide customers with a place to purchase tickets for games, concerts and theater shows, and also enable owners to sell the tickets. The Company’s Classifieds platforms include a collection of brands, such as Mobile.de, Kijiji, Gumtree, Marktplaats, eBay Classifieds and others. Its Classifieds platforms offer online classifieds in over 1,500 cities around the world. It also offers online shopping comparison Websites, including Shopping.com. The Company offers mobile applications for the iPhone, the iPad, Android and Windows mobile devices that allow access to ebay.com and some of its other Websites. The Company has over 800 million items listed for sale on its platforms.

The Company’s eBay Top Rated Seller program or eTRS, rewards sellers with fee discounts and search standing for listings if they are able to maintain customer service ratings and meet criteria for shipping and returns. The Company’s eBay Money Back Guarantee covers items purchased on its Websites in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and Canada through a payment method and protects buyers with respect to items that are not received or are received but not as described in ! the listing. Its eBay Money Back Guarantee provides coverage for the purchase price of the item and original shipping costs for a limited period of time from the original date of transaction, and includes an interface to help buyers and sellers in navigating the process. The Company focuses in customizing its platforms for its customers. On its Marketplace platforms, the Company has built experiences with formats, such as Daily Deals; Fashion; Motors, including vehicles, parts and accessories, and Electronics. Its Daily Deals offers various products in multiple categories at discounted prices with free shipping.

The Company offers choices to buyers and sellers in various dimensions, such as by listing format, by item condition and by delivery format. By listing format enables sellers to choose their products and services listing through fixed price listings or an auction-style format on its platforms. Its fixed price format on ebay.com allows buyers and sellers to close transactions at a pre-determined price set by the seller. Its auction-style format allows a seller to select a minimum price for opening bids. By item condition enables sellers to list, and buyers to search and purchase items that are new, refurbished and used, common and rare items, and branded and unbranded products on its Marketplace platforms. By delivery format enables buyers to get items shipped through shipping options offered by the seller and selected by the buyer on its Marketplace platforms. By delivery format also offers buyers to pick up the items they purchased online or through mobile devices in one of the retailer’s physical stores (store pickup).

The Company competes with Alibaba, Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon.com, Wal-Mart, Target, Sears, Macy’s, JC Penney, Costco, Office Depot, Staples, OfficeMax, Sam’s Club, Rakuten, MSN, QVC, Home Shopping Network, craigslist, Inc., Oodle.com, Schibsted ASA, Naspers Limited, Nextag.com, Pricegrabber.com, Shopzilla, Yahoo, Naver, Baidu and Etsy.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Luis Sanchez]

    eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) has been around the block with activist investors. In 2014, Carl Icahn pushed eBay to spin-off PayPal, unlocking incredible amounts of value for shareholders. Nearly five years later, PayPal’s market capitalization is three times greater than eBay’s.

  • [By John Ballard]

    Shares of eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) gained 10.4% in value last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

    It certainly helped that the overall market rebounded to start the year, which propped up eBay’s stock. The momentum continued last month after eBay reported its fourth-quarter earnings in late January and management announced the company’s first dividend.

Hot Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: Abengoa Yield plc(ABY)

Atlantica Yield Plc, incorporated on December 17, 2013, owns, manages and acquires a diversified portfolio of contracted assets in the power and environment sectors. The Company owns approximately 20 assets, comprising 1,441 mega watts of renewable energy generation, 300 mega watts of conventional power generation, 1,099 miles of electric transmission lines and 10.5 Mft3 per day of water assets.

The Company’s portfolio is diversified both by business segment and geography. By geography, the Company is present in North & South America, and certain markets in EMEA.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ArtByte (CURRENCY:ABY) traded down 8% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 17:00 PM Eastern on September 6th. During the last week, ArtByte has traded 11.3% higher against the dollar. One ArtByte coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0029 or 0.00000045 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including LiteBit.eu, Bittrex and Cryptopia. ArtByte has a total market cap of $2.31 million and approximately $4,225.00 worth of ArtByte was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ArtByte (ABY) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. It was first traded on May 1st, 2014. ArtByte’s total supply is 792,537,250 coins. ArtByte’s official website is www.artbyte.me. ArtByte’s official Twitter account is @artbyteme and its Facebook page is accessible here. The Reddit community for ArtByte is /r/ArtByte and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here.

Hot Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: Abeona Therapeutics Inc.(ABEO)

About Abeona: Abeona Therapeutics, Inc. develops and delivers gene therapy and plasma-based products for severe and life-threatening rare diseases. Abeona’s lead programs are AB0-101 (AAV9 NAGLU) and ABO-102 (scAAV9 SGSH), adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapies for Sanfilippo syndrome (MPS IIIB and IIIA) in collaboration with patient advocate groups, researchers and clinicians, anticipated to commence clinical trials in 2015. We are also developing ABO-201 (scAAV9 CLN3) gene therapy for juvenile Batten disease (JBD); and ABO-301 (AAV LK19 FANCC) for Fanconi anemia (FA) disorder using a novel CRISPR/Cas9-based gene editing approach to gene therapy program for rare blood diseases. In addition, we are also developing rare plasma protein therapies including SDF Alpha(TM) (alpha-1 protease inhibitor) for inherited COPD using our proprietary SDF(TM) (Salt Diafiltration) ethanol-free process. For more information, visit www.abeonatherapeutics.com.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Abeona Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ABEO) shares traded up 9.2% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $8.14 and last traded at $8.10. 657,079 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 65% from the average session volume of 399,426 shares. The stock had previously closed at $7.42.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Abeona Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ABEO) was given a $36.00 price target by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now

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Emerging markets dominated investment in clean energy in the first quarter of 2018, with more than 40% of funding going to projects in China, while there were notable developments in Mexico, Morocco, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Total investment for the first three months of the year was $61.1 billion, 10% lower than the same period in 2017, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Using slightly different criteria, Clean Energy Pipeline said that the figure was $62.1 billion.

One reason for the fall in investment was a 19% drop in solar funding, partly as a result of a 7% fall in the price of photovoltaic equipment over the past year, and partly because of weaker activity in some markets.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Exelon Corporation(EXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Traders purchased shares of Exelon Co. (NYSE:EXC) on weakness during trading hours on Monday. $28.19 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $12.81 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $15.38 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Exelon had the 30th highest net in-flow for the day. Exelon traded down ($0.38) for the day and closed at $43.65

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Exelon (EXC)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Exelon Co. (NYSE:EXC) reached a new 52-week high during trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $42.72 and last traded at $42.60, with a volume of 8891162 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $42.28.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Investors bought shares of Exelon (NYSE:EXC) on weakness during trading on Wednesday. $34.07 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $18.56 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $15.51 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Exelon had the 24th highest net in-flow for the day. Exelon traded down ($0.42) for the day and closed at $39.79

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Range Resources Corporation(RRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE:RRC) – Equities research analysts at Seaport Global Securities raised their Q4 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Range Resources in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 23rd. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly now anticipates that the oil and gas exploration company will post earnings per share of $0.12 for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.11. Seaport Global Securities has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Range Resources’ Q1 2019 earnings at $0.36 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.18 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.26 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.98 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE:RRC) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies issued their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Range Resources in a report issued on Sunday, October 7th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst K. Harrison expects that the oil and gas exploration company will post earnings of $0.17 per share for the quarter. Piper Jaffray Companies currently has a “Buy” rating and a $27.00 target price on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Range Resources’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.16 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.88 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.38 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.33 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.47 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $1.58 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.63 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.45 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.02 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Range Resources (RRC)

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  • [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 Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Range Resources (NYSE:RRC) rose more than 10% by 2:30 p.m. EST on Monday after the top-10 natural gas producer reported strong reserve numbers for 2018.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ardelyx, Inc.(ARDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) shares dropped 17 percent to $4.675 after announcing a $50 million common stock offering.

    Shares of Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE: DY) were down 17 percent to $96.24 after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its third quarter and lowered its FY19 outlook.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: eBay Inc.(EBAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Is Musk capable of running a company? Absolutely. Let’s not forget that this guy started Zip2 and sold it for $340 million back in 1999. His X.com company was merged with another to eventually form PayPal Holdings Inc.   (PYPL) before selling to eBay Inc.   (EBAY) . Musk then founded SpaceX (which was just valued at $25 billion), co-founded Tesla and was an important investor in getting SolarCity up and running before it went public.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos, Rich Duprey, and Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Demitri Kalogeropoulos (eBay): While Tesla’s sales growth has been impressive lately, many investors are understandably nervous about its lack of positive cash flow, given the high fixed costs required to compete in the auto manufacturing industry. If you fit into that category, you might want to take a closer look at eBay.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) was part of a funding round for Flipkart last year, when it raised $1.4 billion at an $11.6 billion valuation. Just over a year later, it’s selling its stake in the company to Walmart (NYSE:WMT) as part of a $16 billion acquisition valuing Flipkart at over $20 billion.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Investors sold shares of eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) on strength during trading hours on Wednesday. $34.47 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $87.83 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $53.36 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, eBay had the 24th highest net out-flow for the day. eBay traded up $0.19 for the day and closed at $32.75

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: B&G Foods, Inc.(BGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Asset Management One Co. Ltd. trimmed its holdings in shares of B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) by 38.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 20,469 shares of the company’s stock after selling 12,949 shares during the period. Asset Management One Co. Ltd.’s holdings in B&G Foods were worth $485,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    B&G Foods (NYSE: BGS) and Conagra Brands (NYSE:CAG) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Macquarie Group Ltd. purchased a new stake in B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 6,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $185,000.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Meanwhile, shares of Hershey initially declined by around 0.7% this morning, but recovered to close up 0.6% after the chocolate and snack foods giant agreed to acquire Pirate Brands from B&G Foods (NYSE:BGS) for $420 million.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now

Call it global warming. Call it climate change. Maybe it’s a nuance, or maybe your political stance determines how you feel about this debate. 24/7 Wall St. has tracked investment in clean energy and renewable energy for years.

It turns out that 2016 broke the growth cycle for investing in clean energy — and then some.

With a new Trump administration about to take office, it looks like there is a night and day views on climate change versus the Obama administration. That makes this report something which likely cannot be ignored. After all, it was only known for less than two months that Hillary Clinton’s clean energy trends would not continue what was seen under the Obama administration. Still, it’s a big world and many other nations outside of the United States havea seriousrole in clean energy.

The news at the start of 2017 is showing a stark difference for 2016. Bloomberg New Energy Finance now shows that the total dollars of new investments into clean energy fell a whopping 18% down to $287.5 billion in 2016. While the prior year was a record of $348.5 billion, what stands out here now is that the 2016 figure is also represented as being 9% lower than the $315 billion invested into clean energy in 2014.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: RAIT Financial Trust(RAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE:RAS) will announce its earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, May 23rd. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.21 per share for the quarter.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: First Internet Bancorp(INBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    The year was 1999 and “internet” stocks were all the rage. On opposite sides of the country, two banks — BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI) and First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK)– were both betting on a business model of asset-light internet banking. Nearly two decades later, one of these banks has grown into a $2.6 billion force to be contended with, while the other lags behind with a market cap of less than $350 million.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Craig Hallum began coverage on shares of First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK). They issued a buy rating and a $50.00 target price on the stock.

    Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $213.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “We are optimistic on Intuit’s growing SMB exposure and believe that its strategic acquisitions will fortify this segment. Due to the continuously emerging new technologies and current market trends, cloud-based business and financial software solutions have been gaining momentum. As Intuit is already a market leader in this segment, the increased adoption helped it gain new customers, in turn, boosting the overall performance. Estimates have been stable for Intuit of late. Moreover, the company’s strategy of shifting its business to cloud-based subscription model will help generate more stable revenues over the long run. Intuit’s shares have outperformed the industry in a year’s time.”

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. lowered its stake in First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK) by 22.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 87,312 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 24,888 shares during the period. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc.’s holdings in First Internet Bancorp were worth $3,231,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Virtus Investment Partners Inc.(VRTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

    A number of other research firms also recently commented on VRTS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $147.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Sandler O’Neill restated a hold rating and set a $142.00 price objective on shares of Virtus Investment Partners in a report on Thursday, March 15th. TheStreet downgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a b rating to a c+ rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $136.00 to $135.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Finally, Barclays lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $140.00 to $130.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Monday, April 23rd. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Virtus Investment Partners presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $138.13.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. grew its holdings in Virtus Investment Partners Inc (NASDAQ:VRTS) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,490 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,082 shares during the period. BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. owned about 0.13% of Virtus Investment Partners worth $1,175,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: BYD Company Limited (BYDDY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    BYD Co. (OTCPK:BYDDY), (OTCPK:OTCPK:BYDDF) HK:1211

    BYD is currently ranked the number 2 globally with 9% global market share, and is ranked number 1 in China with 24% market share.

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    Source

    2016 August 2016 – EV monthly news begins. The world’s first self-driving taxi service was launched in Singapore, with human drivers as backup. Bloomberg wrote “Why Electric Cars Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think” , and I wrote “Electric Vehicles Will Be Affordable And Popular By 2020 – An EV Portfolio To Consider.” BYD Co’s (OTCPK:BYDDF) (OTCPK:BYDDY) global bus and taxi expansion continues. BYD enters into the monorail business. BYD ends 2016 as global No 1 electric car seller yet again. Lithium saw its price triple in 2016. Global EV sales finished 2016 at 774,000 for the year, up 40% on 2015, and representing 0.85% of the global market share.

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    BYD Co., Ltd. (OTCPK:BYDDY) (OTCPK:BYDDF) is the world’s largest manufacturer of EVs (electric vehicles). It is also a major player in e-buses, e-trucks, solar panels, energy storage and batteries. In addition, last year it launched its “Skyrail” transit system. Founder and chairman Wang Chuanfu surprised the markets when he previously announced a planned ten-fold increase in revenues by 2025.

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    Chinese electric-car startup NIO (formerly known as NextEV), which has attracted three of China’s famous BATX tech giants, namely, Baidu (BIDU), Tencent (OTCPK:TCEHY) (OTCPK:TCTZF), and Xiaomi (XI) as investors, is also based in Shanghai. Singapore’s state investment vehicle Temasek Holdings and computing titan Lenovo Group (OTCPK:LNVGY) (OTCPK:LNVGF) are also early backers of NIO. Qoros Automotive, a 50-50 joint venture between Chinese state-owned Chery Automobile and Singaporean investment company Kenon Holdings, is headquartered in Shanghai, while its assembly plant in Changshu is near Shanghai. Looking elsewhere in China, BYD Co. Ltd. (OTCPK:BYDDF) (OTCPK:BYDDY), a Chinese EV-maker backed by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) (BRK.B), has manufacturing sites in Shenzhen, Huizhou, Shanxi, and Shanghai.

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    BYD Co. (OTCPK:BYDDY), (OTCPK:OTCPK:BYDDF) HK:1211

    BYD regained the number 1 ranking globally with 10% global market share, and is ranked number 1 in China with 21% market share.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Brown(n)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about NetSuite (NYSE:N) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NetSuite earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 45.0110873191596 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: eBay Inc.(EBAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) released its most recent quarterly results after the markets closed on Wednesday, the online auctioneer said that it had $0.53 in earnings per share (EPS) on $2.58 billion in revenue. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters had called for $0.53 in EPS on revenue of $2.59 billion. The first quarter of last year reportedly had $0.49 in EPS on $2.22 billion in revenue.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Those who have invested in PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) since its split from eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) have a lot to be happy about. Since that fateful day, PayPal shares have gained more than 100%, double the gain enjoyed by eBay and four times that of the broader market as represented by the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC).

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Lewis: It must have been in the late 90s. My mom was super into eBay(NASDAQ:EBAY) back then, and I was a pretty avid baseball card collector. There were a lot of times where I was trying to get this one specific card, and some guy in Oklahoma was selling it on eBay, so I was involved in the auction. I think that was my early online purchase experience.

Top Biotech Stocks To Buy For 2019

Week in and week out, at least a handful of biotech stocks generate huge gains. It comes with the territory, since biotechs tend to have plenty of potential catalysts, including clinical updates and regulatory approvals. But some weeks produce bigger winners than others.

Last week, the best-performing biotech stock shot up more than 70%. This week, however, the big winner — Allena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNA)– gained less than half of that amount. Still, that’s an impressive jump in just four days (it was an abbreviated week for the stock market due to the Good Friday holiday).

Two other biotech stocks also turned in great performances this week — Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) and Vital Therapies (NASDAQ:VTL). But are Allena, Shire, and Vital Therapies smart picks for investors after this week’s big gains?

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Top Biotech Stocks To Buy For 2019: eBay Inc.(EBAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    While that seems to have come to naught, as no offer has yet materialized, a new speed bump appeared in the roadway in the form of eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY), which may require the retailer to work out a side deal with the auction site first as it is both an investor and partner in Flipkart.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) will report its first-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. After hitting the consensus estimates for its fourth-quarter earnings spot on, eBay, which will report its first-quarter earnings Wednesday, will look to match the Street’s expectations of $0.53 per share on $2.59 billion of revenue for the first quarter.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    eBay Inc.(NASDAQ:EBAY)announced solid first-quarter 2018 results late Wednesday, punctuated by steady growth in active buyers and gross merchandise volume.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    FAANG stocks are attempting to rebound today after a brutal sell-off hit the Nasdaq components Tuesday. The social media giant Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) will report earnings after the bell, but it’s likely that analysts are more interested in the company’s ongoing response to a data scandal that rocked investor sentiment and spurred privacy fears during the first quarter. Wall Street forecasts EPS of $1.36 on top of $11.45 billion in revenue.
    Right now, the 10-year interest rate is sitting on the border of 3%. And this news has many investors jittery about the impact on the stock market and the broader economy. Of course, many people forget that interest rates remain historically low for this stage of an economic expansion. And inflation targets remain stubbornly elusive for members of the U.S. Federal Reserve. The truth is that investors have little to worry about regarding interest rates. Instead, they should listen to Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, who offered his insight to Fox Business Network earlier this week. Here’s what Keith had to say.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TWTR, CS, GE
    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is under pressure to fire its auditor of 109 years, KPMG (for perspective, GE began its longtime relationship with KPMG a year after the first Model-T was built). Shareholder rights firms Glass-Lewis and Institutional Shareholder Services are spearheading the change and will push for adjustments during the firm’s annual shareholder meeting. The move comes after a calamitous year for GE, which saw the company become the worst-performing Dow component of 2017.
    Twitter Inc. (NYSE TWTR) will lead a very busy day of earnings reports. The social media giant is expected to report EPS of $0.12 on top of $609.8 million in revenue.
    Shares inCredit Suisse(ADR) (NYSE: CS) rallied more than 4% today after the Swiss financial giant beat earnings expectations before the bell. This was a significant milestone for Cr

  • [By John Ballard]

    eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY)will report its first-quarter 2018 earnings on Wednesday, April 25, after the market close. Gross merchandise volume (GMV) is an important metric to monitor the health of eBay’s business. It measures the total value of all completed transactions on eBay’s marketplace and StubHub platforms, and growth here can be a useful yardstick to gauge whether eBay is holding its turf or losing ground to the competition.

Top Biotech Stocks To Buy For 2019: A V Homes, Inc.(AVHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

Top Biotech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Eagle Materials Inc(EXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Barings LLC reduced its holdings in shares of Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP) by 12.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 110,475 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 15,166 shares during the period. Barings LLC owned about 0.23% of Eagle Materials worth $11,384,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    What’s most compelling about Cemex is the fact that it’s hands down the cheapest stock in the group. While Martin Marietta (NYSE: MLM), Eagle Materials (NYSE: EXP) and Vulcan Materials (NYSE: VMC) trade at 34, 24 and 45 times earnings, CX trades at just 13.44, with a forward PEG ratio of just 0.55…

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cementos Pacasmayo (NYSE: CPAC) and Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP) are both construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now

As we know, the broad stock market indices have been resilient all year. And that strength, in large part, can be credited to a small group of stocks.

Among that group, the blue chip Internet stocks have led the way: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google and Netflix. Halfway through the year, those five stocks were up more than 40% on average. And those five stocks carry a lot of weight in the performance of the indexes.

And given the valuation of the index, you constantly hear how the market is overvalued or "fairly valued." It’s not true, for the reasons we’ve often discussed, related to historical low interest rates environments. And it’s certainly not true for the energy sector.

Take a look at energy performance year-to-date relative to the rest of the market:

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    About 25 years after the debut of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY), the exchange traded funds universe finally has a bond fund based on the S&P 500. The ProShares S&P 500 Bond ETF (NYSE: SPXB) debuted Thursday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shepherd Financial Partners LLC lifted its position in shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) by 1.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 323,701 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 5,649 shares during the period. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust comprises 21.0% of Shepherd Financial Partners LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its largest position. Shepherd Financial Partners LLC’s holdings in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust were worth $85,159,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (OTC: HMLSF) tumbled 4.7 percent over the five days of the week, while the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (NYSE: MJ) slipped 4.4 percent. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) ended the week flat.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: eBay Inc.(EBAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) fell 23.3 percent to $9.87 in pre-market trading after declining 13.45 percent on Wednesday.
    SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SXCP) fell 12.8 percent to $16.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) fell 11 percent to $17.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted mixed Q3 results and lowered its FY18 guidance.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) fell 8.4 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading following downbeat Q1 results.
    Quality Care Properties, Inc. (NYSE: QCP) fell 8.2 percent to $20.85 in pre-market trading. Welltower announced plans to acquire QCP for $20.75 per share in cash.
    China Customer Relations Centers Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) shares fell 7.5 percent to $17.25 in pre-market trading after climbing 18.73 percent on Wednesday.
    Nokia Corporation (NYSE: NOK) shares fell 5.7 percent to $5.58 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) fell 5.6 percent to $38.66 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Southw

  • [By Adam Levy]

    eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) will report its first-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. After hitting the consensus estimates for its fourth-quarter earnings spot on, eBay, which will report its first-quarter earnings Wednesday, will look to match the Street’s expectations of $0.53 per share on $2.59 billion of revenue for the first quarter.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    eBay Inc.(NASDAQ:EBAY)announced solid first-quarter 2018 results late Wednesday, punctuated by steady growth in active buyers and gross merchandise volume.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(PTLA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H
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    Cramer was bearish on PetMed Express (PETS) , Xerox (XRX) , Daseke (DSKE) , Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) , STMicroelectronics (STM) and Booking (BKNG) .

  • [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 Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) got a boost, shooting up 21 percent to $40.90 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares jumped 29.86 percent to close at $2.87 on Friday.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares gained 28.87 percent to close at $8.75 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSE: MXC) gained 27.02 percent to close at $5.4744.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) climbed 26 percent to close at $23.94. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 25.64 percent to close at $42.44 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.19 percent to close at $8.50 after reporting Q2 results.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares gained 22.45 percent to close at $31.58 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) gained 22.31 percent to close at $6.25 after reporting Q1 results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares jumped 22.27 percent to close at $121.46 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Jerash Holdings (US), Inc. (NASDAQ: JRSH) gained 20.86 percent to close at $8.46.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 19.83 percent to close at $6.89 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 18.01 percent to close at $55.95 on Friday after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 17.73 percent to close at $21.25 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) rose 17.41 percent to close at $2.36.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares gained 16.78 percent to close at $12.25 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares rose 14.23 percent to close at $63.40 following Q1 result

State of Wisconsin Investment Board Has $47.79 Million Position in eBay (EBAY)

State of Wisconsin Investment Board increased its holdings in eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) by 5.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,187,584 shares of the e-commerce company’s stock after acquiring an additional 61,028 shares during the period. State of Wisconsin Investment Board owned about 0.12% of eBay worth $47,788,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. increased its stake in eBay by 60.3% in the 1st quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 210,460 shares of the e-commerce company’s stock valued at $8,470,000 after buying an additional 79,156 shares during the last quarter. Grandfield & Dodd LLC increased its stake in eBay by 1.0% in the 1st quarter. Grandfield & Dodd LLC now owns 333,377 shares of the e-commerce company’s stock valued at $13,415,000 after buying an additional 3,451 shares during the last quarter. Thompson Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in eBay by 9.8% in the 1st quarter. Thompson Investment Management Inc. now owns 116,776 shares of the e-commerce company’s stock valued at $4,699,000 after buying an additional 10,444 shares during the last quarter. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC purchased a new stake in eBay in the 1st quarter valued at about $578,000. Finally, Motley Fool Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in eBay in the 1st quarter valued at about $391,000. Institutional investors own 90.35% of the company’s stock.

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eBay opened at $38.50 on Friday, according to Marketbeat Ratings. The company has a market cap of $38.00 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.45, a P/E/G ratio of 1.85 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a quick ratio of 2.63, a current ratio of 2.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.21.

eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 25th. The e-commerce company reported $0.53 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.53. The company had revenue of $2.58 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.59 billion. eBay had a negative net margin of 16.56% and a positive return on equity of 18.06%. eBay’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.49 EPS. analysts predict that eBay will post 1.84 earnings per share for the current year.

eBay declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, January 31st that permits the company to repurchase $6.00 billion in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the e-commerce company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often an indication that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

In other eBay news, SVP Stephen Fisher sold 12,408 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.47, for a total value of $464,927.76. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 87,049 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,261,726.03. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, SVP Raymond J. Pittman sold 60,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.66, for a total transaction of $2,619,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 82,127 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,585,664.82. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 372,205 shares of company stock valued at $15,576,160. 6.78% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Several research firms have commented on EBAY. Bank of America increased their price objective on shares of eBay from $44.00 to $52.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Wedbush reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $46.00 price objective on shares of eBay in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. BidaskClub upgraded shares of eBay from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, April 21st. Morgan Stanley set a $58.00 price objective on shares of eBay and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 19th. Finally, Macquarie decreased their price objective on shares of eBay from $46.00 to $44.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating, twenty-two have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $46.13.

About eBay

eBay Inc operates commerce platforms that connect various buyers and sellers worldwide. Its platforms enable sellers to organize and offer their inventory for sale; and buyers to find and purchase it virtually. The company's Marketplace platforms include its online marketplace at ebay.com and the eBay mobile apps; and StubHub platforms comprise its online ticket platform at stubhub.com, and the StubHub mobile apps and online ticket platform that connect fans with their favorite sporting events, shows, and artists, as well as enables them to buy and sell tickets.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY)

Investors Should Wait to Buy Etsy Stock Despite Earnings Beat

The quest of Etsy Inc (NASDAQ:ETSY) to improve itself and boost its performance continues. The Brooklyn, New York-based specialty retail platform reported yet another earnings and revenue beat in its Q1 earnings announcement. With a new CEO and a sharper focus, the Etsy site conducts record amounts of business and continues its double-digit growth.

However, Wall Street has taken notice. With a high valuation moving ahead of an impressive growth rate, investors should wait before buying a stake in Etsy stock.

ETSY stock sold off despite reporting solid growth

On Tuesday, investors received favorable Etsy stock news as the company reported Q1 earnings per share (EPS) at 10 cents. This number came in 5 cents per share higher than analysts had estimated. The company lost less than 1 cent per share in the same quarter last year.

Revenues of $120.91 million also beat expectations by $1.59 million. This represents 24.8% year-over-year revenue growth for the company. Users have driven more revenue to the platform as gross merchandise sales (GMS) rose 19.8% year-over-year to $861.08 million.

Despite the strong numbers, traders punished the Etsy stock in Wednesday trading, sending the stock down by over 4.5%. Since most of the metrics indicated nothing but robust growth, investors may have used the occasion to take profits. The stock’s value has nearly tripled over the last 12 months.

Etsy has become better positioned to compete

When Josh Silverman took over the CEO position in May 2017, he instituted four key initiatives. With these focus points, Silverman sought to build trust in the Etsy brand, as well as to improve search, marketing, and seller tools. The results have now translated into higher revenue and earnings growth.

Many also feared a move by Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) into the craft space would sink Etsy. However, few associate Amazon with handcrafted goods. Hence, Etsy appears to have fought off this competition despite facing a more heavily resourced e-commerce peer.

This makes sense as people tend to shop Amazon to find low prices and quick delivery of mass-produced goods. Shoppers of handcrafted goods tend to look for quality or artistry, product categories with less price sensitivity.

As for other alternatives, consumers know eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) as more of an auction site. Also, artisans who build their own site on the Shopify Inc (NYSE:SHOP) platform will likely have a more difficult time marketing their wares. Given these factors, the Etsy site better suits the needs of the small-business artisan.

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Watch Valuation on ETSY Stock

Many factors serve to benefit Etsy stock, the company has moved into a strong position for growth. However, valuation may create a problem for prospective investors. The increased optimism regarding Etsy has taken the price-to-earnings (PE) ratio to 55.

This may serve as an indication that the Etsy stock price has moved ahead of company growth. The firm will see a slight slowdown in earnings this year. However, over the next three years, analysts expect average earnings growth to exceed 30% per year. And with only a $3.6 billion market cap, plenty of room for growth remains. As my colleague Laura Hoy stated, investors simply need to wait for a lower stock price.

The Bottom Line on ETSY Stock

Investors should wait for a better entry point before buying Etsy stock. Etsy again beat analyst estimates in its latest report. The changes made by Josh Silverman have tightened the focus and improved the execution of the specialty online retail platform.

While this makes ETSY stock a great hold in the long run, the equity has almost tripled in value over the last twelve months. Moreover, a massive selloff following a strong earnings report serves as a further indication that the stock price has moved ahead of earnings.

Etsy Inc has become a solid company, and I do not think Amazon or any other online competitor will succeed in pushing it aside. However, with its elevated stock price, buyers should wait before opening a position in Etsy stock.

As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the afor

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019

Natural gas for transportation leader Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ:CLNE) has steadily grown and improved the quality of its business and business results over the past several years. Today’s Clean Energy Fuels is leaner, has a stronger balance sheet, and is in a solid position as a market leader in a growth industry.

But is the stock undervalued? By one metric, book value per share, it looks downright cheap. But management used a massive amount of stock to make ends meet over the past 18 months, destroying a significant amount of shareholder value in the process. Still, the loss of an important tax credit will have multimillion-dollar implications, and the sale of a very profitable part of the business raises questions about the company’s ability to generate positive cash flows this year.

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: MSA Safety Incorporporated(MSA)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mine Safety Appliances (NYSE: MSA) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Surgical appliances & supplies” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Mine Safety Appliances to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Cooper Companies, Inc. (COO)

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE: COO) which traded down 3.7% at $242.09. The stocks 52-week range is $192.24 to $260.26. Volume was nearly 1 million compared to the daily average volume of less than half a million.

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    A number of research firms recently commented on COO. Goldman Sachs began coverage on shares of The Cooper Companies in a research note on Wednesday, April 4th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $231.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of The Cooper Companies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. TheStreet lowered shares of The Cooper Companies from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Oppenheimer set a $265.00 price objective on shares of The Cooper Companies and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 9th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $280.00 price objective (up previously from $277.00) on shares of The Cooper Companies in a research note on Friday, March 9th. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The Cooper Companies currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $264.18.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Xplore Technologies Corp(XPLR)

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  • [By Monica Gerson]

     

    General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.60 per share on revenue of $3.86 billion.
    Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.05 per share on revenue of $420.05 million.
    Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $2.03 per share on revenue of $847.79 million.
    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $2.40 per share on revenue of $4.49 billion.
    Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $692.48 million.
    Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $94.64 million.
    UniFirst Corp (NYSE: UNF) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.34 per share on revenue of $366.28 million.
    Exfo Inc (NASDAQ: EXFO) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $60.87 million.
    OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE: OMN) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $205.40 million.
    8Point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $11.60 million.
    Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE: PKE) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $35.30 million.
    Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $24.00 million.
    Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE: IRET) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $56.87 million.
    Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (NYSE: TIK) is estimated to post earnings for the latest quarter.
    Aethlon Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEMD) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.20 per share.
    Ossen Innovation Co Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: OSN) is projected to post ea

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P.(CLMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, energy shares fell 1.02 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL), down 8 percent, and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (NASDAQ: CLMT) down 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (NYSE: CLMT) was down, falling around 9 percent to $7.65. Janney Capital downgraded Calumet Specialty from Buy to Neutral.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Two turnaround stocks drawing attention from investors are propane distributor Ferrellgas Partners L.P. (NYSE:FGP) and specialty refiner Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP (NASDAQ:CLMT). They’ve had very different trajectories in the last year, with the former losing 35% and the latter gaining 108%. However, the biggest problem facing each business is the same: suffocating debt.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:CLMT) is attempting to shift gears as it refocuses around higher-margin refined chemicals products. The plan sounds good on paper, and the independent refiner appears to be making progress. However, after a doubling of the price over the past year, most investors need to think carefully before jumping on this bandwagon. Here’s why.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, energy shares tumbled by 1.25 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN), down 16 percent, and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (NASDAQ: CLMT), down 14 percent.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Wyndham Worldwide Corp(WYN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mackay Shields LLC acquired a new stake in Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor acquired 176,060 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $20,147,000.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    The chief financial officerat Wyndham Worldwide Corp. (NYSE: WYN) wasselling stock this past week. Thomas Conforti parted with 25,900 shares of the hotel giant at $82.41 apiece. The total for the trade was posted at $2 million. The shares closed Friday at $82.65. The 52-week range is $62.60 to $86.72, and the consensus price target is $90.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) is one of 31 public companies in the “Hotels & motels” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Wyndham Worldwide to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of hotel brand Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN) jumped as much as 11.1% in trading Wednesday after reporting first-quarter 2017 earnings. At 3:45 p.m. EDT on Wall Street, shares were still up an impressive 9.6% on the day.

  • [By ]

    Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) : “I would not sell. I would buy more.”

    Churchill Downs (CHDN) : “This has been a big winner for a long time. I’d wait for a dip, then buy some.”

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on PayPal (PYPL) , Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) , Churchill Downs (CHDN) , Devon Energy (DVN) , Discovery Communications (DISCA) and Cypress Semiconductor (CY) .

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Regions Financial Corporation(RF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Align Technology (ALGN) , Regions Financial (RF) , Edwards Lifesciences (EW) , Qualys (QLYS) and HEICO (HEI) .

  • [By ]

    Regions Financial (NYSE: RF) has $125 billion in SIFI-measured assets and also focuses its operations in the Midwest and Southeast. A cost-saving initiative has helped the bank increase its earnings and savings goals for two quarters and management now believes it can complete the program, saving $400 million in expenses a year earlier in 2018.

  • [By ]

    Regions Financial (NYSE: RF) could be a beneficiary of the move to deregulation in banking this year and is expected to grow earnings by 24% to $1.35 per share. The bank is seeing strong growth in non-interest income sources and management has a plan to cut up to 10% in operating expenses for greater profitability. Regions has a strong deposit base across the Southeast and averages a 7% return on equity, well above the industry average.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation(EW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Edwards Lifesciences (EW) : “They have the best devices. That stock is a buy.”

    Align Technology (ALGN) : “The stock is breaking down. Let’s wait a few days then pull the trigger.”

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE: EW) announced plans to buy Valtech Cardio for $340 million in cash and stock. The company also announced a $1 billion buyback plan.
    Epizyme Inc (NASDAQ: EPZM) disclosed that it has received Fast Track designation for tazemetostat.
    Athene Holding Ltd. (NYSE: ATH) reported that it has priced its 23.8 million share IPO between $38 per share and $42 per share.
    Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) reported the approval for its Metaxalone Tablets USP, 800 mg.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: South Jersey Industries Inc.(SJI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, utilities shares fell 0.73 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Korea Electric Power Corporation (ADR) (NYSE: KEP), down 2 percent, and South Jersey Industries Inc (NYSE: SJI) down 2 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, utilities shares fell by 1.08 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included South Jersey Industries Inc (NYSE: SJI), down 4 percent, and MDU Resources Group Inc (NYSE: MDU), down 4 percent.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: CLARCOR Inc.(CLC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    CLARCOR Inc. (NYSE: CLC) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.40 per share on revenue of $310.87 million.

    Tilly’s Inc (NYSE: TLYS) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $155.43 million.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: eBay Inc.(EBAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Mark Fritz]

    Google had argued its ads help smaller European merchants compete directly with Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY).

    Before the Intel case came down, Vestager said Tuesday that Google was tweaking its shopping ads and was moving “in the right direction” to avoid further fines.

  • [By John Ballard]

    eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY)will report its first-quarter 2018 earnings on Wednesday, April 25, after the market close. Gross merchandise volume (GMV) is an important metric to monitor the health of eBay’s business. It measures the total value of all completed transactions on eBay’s marketplace and StubHub platforms, and growth here can be a useful yardstick to gauge whether eBay is holding its turf or losing ground to the competition.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Those who have invested in PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) since its split from eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) have a lot to be happy about. Since that fateful day, PayPal shares have gained more than 100%, double the gain enjoyed by eBay and four times that of the broader market as represented by the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC).

  • [By Emily Stewart]

    Soros slashed his position in eBay (EBAY) by about 50% last quarter, but it remains one of his top tech bets. As of June 30, he owns 1.7 million shares valued at $40.8 million.

    eBay is a global technology company. It has created an open source platform that provides software developers and merchants access to its applications programming interfaces to develop software and solutions for commerce; its segments include marketplaces and payments. eBay has a $34.6 billion market cap and trades at a P/E of 18.37. 

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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Here is a dichotomy. Global small-caps are performing admirably. The WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend Fund (NYSE: DFE) is an example of a Europe ETF that is defying some unfavorable trends. DFE is down 3.5 percent year-to-date. That sounds bad, but it is far better than what investors have been treated to with diversified, large-cap Europe ETFs. The Vanguard Europe ETF (NYSE: VGK) and the iShares Europe ETF (NYSE: IEV) are down an average of 5.3 percent this year.

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Still, there are instances of limited appetite for diversified Europe ETFs, particularly those with significant U.K. exposure. The Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSE: VGK) hasn't added (or lost) any capital since June 20. That ETF devotes 31.4 percent of its weight to U.K. stocks.

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Perhaps the largest ETF dedicated to tracking French stocks should be getting more attention. In a year in which ETFs tracking the PIIGS economies are struggling, EWQ has been solid. The France ETF's 2.7 percent year-to-date gain is slightly ahead of the comparable Germany ETF and more than twice as good as the Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSE: VGK).

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: eBay Inc.(EBAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Mark Fritz]

    Google had argued its ads help smaller European merchants compete directly with Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY).

    Before the Intel case came down, Vestager said Tuesday that Google was tweaking its shopping ads and was moving “in the right direction” to avoid further fines.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) will report its first-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. After hitting the consensus estimates for its fourth-quarter earnings spot on, eBay, which will report its first-quarter earnings Wednesday, will look to match the Street’s expectations of $0.53 per share on $2.59 billion of revenue for the first quarter.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Those who have invested in PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) since its split from eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) have a lot to be happy about. Since that fateful day, PayPal shares have gained more than 100%, double the gain enjoyed by eBay and four times that of the broader market as represented by the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC).

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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.(PANW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE: PANW) shares short was 4.45 million. The previous level was 4.35 million. Shares closed most recently at $191.27, within a 52-week trading range of $107.37 to $197.20.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    This can’t be good for a lot of those smaller less proven cyber security firms out there, including high profile names over the last few years like Palo Alto Networks (PANW), who got pummeled back in March on soft numbers.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Pure-play cybersecurity specialist Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) has done well to carve a strong position in this market, recording impressive revenue growth over the years.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Barracuda Networks peaking in 2015 before underperforming and moving back to break even levels while mid cap Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ: FTNT) and large cap Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE: PANW) also peaked in 2015, fell backand appear to be bouncing back:

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: Diamondrock Hospitality Company(DRH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    DiamondRock Hospitality Company (NYSE: DRH) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $218.42 million.

    Weyerhaeuser Co (NYSE: WY) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.20 per share.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd(AAV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Advantage Oil & Gas (NYSE:AAV) (TSE:AAV) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The oil and gas company reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.03), MarketWatch Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $58.07 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $62.09 million. Advantage Oil & Gas had a net margin of 39.22% and a return on equity of 2.98%.

Margin Pressures Will Hold Back eBay Inc Stock

Digital retail marketplace eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) recently reported first quarter numbers that missed the mark, and EBAY stock dropped roughly 5% as a result. Revenues missed expectations, while earnings came in as expected. That may seem somewhat shocking.

Seemingly every other tech company, from Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), to Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD), to Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), reported much better-than-expected quarterly numbers. As such, EBAY’s miss stands alone against the backdrop of a bunch of beats.

But to me, it isn’t that shocking.

I’ve warned before that EBAY stock was susceptible to a large pullback. The stock has simply sprinted ahead of fundamentals. Everyone was buying into the turnaround story that EBAY was going to morph into a digital retail marketplace of increasing relevance.

But that isn’t happening.

EBAY continues to lose relevance where it matters — young consumers. Meanwhile, in order to stay relevant among older consumers, the company is having to spend an arm and a leg on marketing and product improvements. That is killing margins and weighing on earnings growth.

It is also weighing on eBay stock, and this pressure won’t ease anytime soon. I don’t see the pain in this stock ending until the price tag falls into the mid-$30s.

Here’s a deeper look.

Quarter Highlights Growth and Margin Concerns

EBAY’s first quarter numbers highlighted the two biggest concerns about this company going forward.

The first is erosion in what looks like a top-line narrative that has peaked. Revenue growth in the quarter was 7%, which is on trend with revenue growth rate over the past several quarters. But that growth is being driven by pricing increases, not higher usage on the platform.

Active buyer growth dropped to 4%, versus 5% over the past several quarters. Meanwhile, sold-items growth was just 1%, and that continues a multi-quarter slowdown in sold-items growth. Over the past several quarters, that growth rate has fallen from 4% to 3% to 2% to 1%.

What does this tell me? There is a ton of merit to Piper Jaffray’s Spring 2018 Taking Stock With Teens Survey, which found that eBay’s mind-share among teenagers fell to a record low 1.8%, down 120 basis points from 3% in the Fall 2017 survey.

Clearly, young shoppers aren’t migrating to eBay. Meanwhile, the older-shopper demographic is largely tapped out.

That older demographic is also being teased with the opportunity to buy and sell goods elsewhere on the internet. Consequently, EBAY is having to spend an arm and a leg to keep those users on its platform. Despite strong revenue growth, the sales and marketing expense rate rose 120 basis points year-over-year, while the product development expense rate rose 70 basis points.

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This is pressuring operating margins, which were 30% two years ago and are now expected to be just 28% this year.

eBay Stock Is Priced for Perfection

The problem with EBAY stock is that it’s priced based on perfect dreams that simply won’t materialize.

At best, revenue growth stays in its current 7% range over the next five years, despite signs of slowing growth and capped-out usage. Also at best, margins stabilize at their current 28% level, despite signs that the company is going to have keep spending to keep revenue growth positive.

That combination implies $13.4 billion in revenues in five years and nearly $3.8 billion in operating profits. Taking out $200 million for net interest expense, 21% for taxes, and dividing by a presumably lower share count of 850 million, that equates to roughly $3.30 in earnings per share in five years.

A market-average 16-times multiple on those earnings implies a four-year forward price target of $53. Discounted back by 10% per year, that equates to a present value of right around $36.

Bottom Line on EBAY Stock

The company is quickly losing relevance and having to spend a ton in order to combat that declining relevance. Because of this, EBAY stock is worth, at best, $36 today.

As of this writing, Luke Lango was long

Can PayPal Holdings Inc Overcome Its Sophomore Slump?

Currently, PayPal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) is a walking contradiction. Last year, PayPal stock nearly gained a massive 83% in the markets, quickly silencing its critics. However, this year, the critics are back and for good reason. Year-to-date, PYPL has moved up only a little over 1%. With the performance it just delivered, this is the very definition of pedestrian.

In my most recent write-up of PayPal stock, I cautioned that while the company itself is brilliant, it’s probably due for a breather. Technically, I wasn’t impressed with what appears to be a bearish head-and-shoulders formation. On top of that, we’re suffering extreme sentiment swings in the broader markets: you never know if the next day is the long-dreaded correction.

Since my article was published, the PYPL stock price has gained less than 1%. But even if shares were up 10%, I’d still remain tactically cautious. Even this year’s high-flyers like Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) had a forgettable month in March. Moreover, the events that caused these weaknesses are yet to be resolved.

While I love PayPal stock for the long haul, I’ll gladly concede that you can’t ride this perpetually without hiccups. Nothing, not even the blockchain concept, is above market psychology. And realistically, we’re likely going to hit a rough patch. In addition, PYPL is a young, standalone investment.

It will more than likely incur a “sophomore slump,” especially at this juncture.

PayPal Stock Is Due for a Correction

It’s a concept that long-side investors don’t like talking about, but it’s just plain reality: what goes up must come down. Without traders willing to stake both sides of the argument, a healthy market cannot exist. So yes, it stinks, but a downside is ultimately positive for PayPal stock.

The other point is that a correction is guaranteed to occur. Mind you, I’m not guaranteeing the time frame; the PYPL stock price could charge higher from here, and make me look like a fool. That’s the risk I have to take in this industry. But history proves that no company can ever produce a perfect record.

PayPal stock, performance comparisons

Let’s consider eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY), from which PayPal split. Like the most elite tech names, eBay sparked a business revolution. In this case, the company brought auctioning to the internet, and neither auctioning or the internet were the same since.

True to form, eBay rocked the markets in its first complete year in 1999, returning 56.5%. However, in 2000, it suffered a devastating 53% loss.

Another example is Amazon. Perhaps no other company has impacted the retail market like Amazon, and its blistering first-complete year in 1998 proved it. Shares rocketed up nearly 980%, and followed that up with a respectable 29% performance in 1999. The hammer dropped, though, in the following year, where the company lost almost 83%. In 2001, Amazon lost another 22%.

Now look at PayPal stock. In its first complete year in 2016, it gained a respectable 13.6%. The following year, it enjoyed its breakout moment, delivering 83% for shareholders. But this is also coming at a time when prior revolutionary tech names suffered their first real setback.

Every company is different, of course, but I don’t think PYPL will buck the trend.

Be Careful Is All I’m Sayin’

Before you get out the pitchforks, let me again reiterate that I’m long-term bullish on PayPal stock. All the things that brought you to this name in the first place are still relevant. Plus, with the emergence of the blockchain and cryptocurrencies, it’s clear that people are seeking alternative payment platforms.

With that said, every new technology encounters hiccups before they’re truly accepted into the mainstream. So my advice is simple: Be confident, but also be realistic. If eBay and Amazon couldn’t escape their adolescent growing pains, I don’t think PYPL will either.

Sure, the former two companies had their adolescence coincide with the tech bubble collapse. But it’s not as if PayPal stock has a smooth ride ahead of it either. Should the China tariff issue or other geopolitical flashpoints go awry, trouble will come in a hurry.

In the long run, I genuinely believe that PYPL will resume its brilliant campaign. But for right now, this is a great time to take profits and reevaluate. If anything, it will provide you with an opportunity to get a great company at an even greater discount.

As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

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