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Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now

The stock market kept performing well on Monday, and the Dow Jones Industrials posted its 12th straight all-time record high. Market sentiment was sunny following the release of Warren Buffett’s annual shareholder letter over the weekend, and the Oracle of Omaha made positive comments about the sustainability of the current bull market, which was able to overcome early declines in the major market benchmarks. However, some stocks didn’t fare as well as the overall market, and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI), and Horizon Pharma (NASDAQ:HZNP) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.  

Tesla gets a poor review

Shares of Tesla fell 4% after the electric car manufacturer received a downgrade from analysts at Goldman Sachs. The Wall Street giant cut its rating on Tesla from neutral to sell, citing concerns about the company’s ability to launch its Model 3 mass-market sedan, execute on the strategy behind its acquisition of solar specialist SolarCity, and deal with the need to tap the capital markets to raise cash. Yet even the bearish analysts admit that Tesla has a competitive advantage over rival automakers with respect to the technology and architecture of its electric vehicles, and Tesla’s efforts to boost battery production appear to be working. Nevertheless, the question facing investors is whether Tesla can execute well on the huge opportunity it has in front of it, and at least in Goldman’s eyes, that could prove more difficult than initially thought.

Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cherokee Inc.(CHKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Thursday
    On Thursday, the European Central Bank held its meeting in Latvia to discuss the future of its quantitative easing program. The central bank of the world’s largest economic bloc said that it will likely end its quantitative easing program in December. This represents an extension beyond the current plan to end the stimulus program in September. ECB President Mario Draghi said the program would be reduced to 15 billion euros each month during the final three months of the year. Yesterday, the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the second time in 2018. The central bank said that economic growth has been rising at a solid rate and hinted that it could raise rates two more times this year. Fed Chair Jerome Powell did raise an alarm on Wednesday after stating that companies are holding back on investment due to ongoing concerns about U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade policies. Trump is expected to decide this week on whether to proceed with tariffs on about $50 billion in Chinese goods. Trade tensions are heating up again. This morning, China announced it would call off its deal to avoid a trade war if the Trump administration proceeds with tariffs on Friday morning. Tomorrow, the Trump team will decide if it will hit China with tariffs on roughly $50 billion in goods.
    Stocks to Watch Today: ADBE, CMCSA, TSLA, MSFT
    Adobe Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBE) will report earnings after the bell Thursday. The software giant is expected to report earnings per share of $1.54 on top of $2.15 billion in revenue. Insider buying is alive and well at Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA). Chair and CEO Elon Musk purchased $25 million in company stock, according to a

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    Last week’s top performing penny stock, Cherokee Inc. (Nasdaq: CHKE), jumped over 90% after the company secured a $40 million three-year financing agreement that will allow the company to refinance its debt.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Headlines about Cherokee (NASDAQ:CHKE) have trended positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cherokee earned a media sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 44.2075854049616 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 Max Byerly]

    Cherokee (NASDAQ: CHKE) and J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cherokee (NASDAQ:CHKE) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The company reported ($0.20) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.09) by ($0.11), RTT News reports. Cherokee had a negative return on equity of 13.63% and a negative net margin of 130.24%. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.07) earnings per share.

Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Tile Shop Hldgs, Inc.(TTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tile Shop Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:TTS) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock investors purchased 964 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,790% compared to the typical volume of 51 put options.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Two months ago, flooring manufacturer Tile Shop Holdings (NASDAQ:TTS) was rewarded with a 13% pop in share price on news that it had grown its Q2 sales 4% — despite seeing its same-store sales decline 2%. Today, rumors that its comps figures might soon turn around were enough to ignite another fire under Tile Shop’s stock, lifting the shares more than 10% in early trading.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Tile Shop Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TTS) dropped more than 31% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $5.80. Shares closed at $8.45 on Tuesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.40. Volume was around 6.3 million, about eight times the daily average of about 780,000. The company reported a quarterly loss this morning.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market had a reasonably good session on Tuesday, with market participants reacting favorably to positive news on the domestic economic front despite worries from overseas over the long weekend. Major benchmarks clawed their way out of negative territory early to post solid gains at midday, and by the end of the session, stock indexes were higher by as much as 0.2%. Yet not every company shared in that overall success. Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD), Tile Shop Holdings (NASDAQ:TTS), and Uniti (NASDAQ:UNIT) were among the worst performers. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTS) got a boost, shooting up 9 percent to $6.20 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.

    Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIEN) shares were also up, gaining 9 percent to $12.03 following the announcement of FDA approval for PMA supplement.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Robotic surgery pioneer Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) has been a big winner, up 38% since the beginning of the year. Two companies that haven’t been so fortunate are footwear maker Skechers (NYSE:SKX) and flooring retailer Tile Shop Holdings (NASDAQ:TTS), which have fallen 18% and 13% year to date, respectively. Here are some key metrics to watch when these companies report earnings in July.

Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.(RARE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:RARE) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Monday.

    A number of other brokerages have also recently weighed in on RARE. JPMorgan Chase restated an overweight rating and issued a $66.00 price objective (down from $68.00) on shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. Evercore ISI upgraded shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from an in-line rating to an outperform rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Stifel Nicolaus restated a buy rating and issued a $74.00 price objective (down from $85.00) on shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 4th. Finally, Wedbush reiterated a positive rating and set a $71.00 target price (up from $64.00) on shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and sixteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $69.76.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Burosumab Improves Outcomes in Children with XLH in Phase 2 Trial (raredr.com) RARE Stock Is on the Verge of Breaking Out Toward Higher Prices (profitconfidential.com) Burosumab may benefit children with X-linked hypophosphatemia (medicalxpress.com) A Look Inside the Quant Data For Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NasdaqGS:RARE) (parkcitycaller.com) Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (RARE)- Stock in the Trader’s Radar (nasdaqfortune.com)

    A number of research firms have recently weighed in on RARE. ValuEngine raised Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday. BidaskClub raised Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Saturday, May 19th. Barclays raised Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $62.00 to $74.00 in a report on Friday, May 11th. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in a report on Thursday, May 10th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $63.00 target price for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, seventeen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $70.06.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETF (MGK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fernwood Investment Management LLC lessened its stake in VANGUARD MEGA CAP 300 GROWTH ETF (BMV:MGK) by 9.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 17,022 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,698 shares during the period. VANGUARD MEGA CAP 300 GROWTH ETF comprises 1.1% of Fernwood Investment Management LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 26th biggest holding. Fernwood Investment Management LLC owned approximately 0.06% of VANGUARD MEGA CAP 300 GROWTH ETF worth $1,911,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ebix, Inc.(EBIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ebix (NASDAQ:EBIX) issued its earnings results on Wednesday. The technology company reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.84 by ($0.01), MarketWatch Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $108.23 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $106.81 million. Ebix had a return on equity of 20.67% and a net margin of 27.65%. Ebix’s revenue for the quarter was up 36.8% on a year-over-year basis.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ebix (NASDAQ: EBIX) and Mattersight (NASDAQ:MATR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Ebix Inc (NASDAQ:EBIX) were down 5.8% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $57.66 and last traded at $61.47. Approximately 18,499 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 90% from the average daily volume of 189,931 shares. The stock had previously closed at $58.10.

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Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: MicroStrategy Incorporated(MSTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MicroStrategy Incorporated (NASDAQ:MSTR) was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 419 call options on the company. This is an increase of 610% compared to the typical volume of 59 call options.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Point72 Asset Management L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of MicroStrategy Incorporated (NASDAQ:MSTR) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 1,500 shares of the software maker’s stock, valued at approximately $192,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Best Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now

Nordea (OTCPK:NRBAY) is, for those unfamiliar, the biggest pan-Nordic banking group, having market shares of 15-30% in each of the four Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. According to Global Financial Magazine, Nordea was ranked as the 29th safest bank globally in 2017. The ranking was based on the long-term foreign currency ratings issued by Fitch Ratings, Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investors Service.

Source: Company data

Another indicator of its safe-haven status is the fact that Nordeas junior subordinated bonds, or the so-called CoCos, are trading at just a 3.4% yield. For comparison, JPMorgans (JPM) CoCos are trading at a 5.5% yield.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Qorvo, Inc.(QRVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH trimmed its stake in shares of Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) by 55.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 5,956 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 7,553 shares during the quarter. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH’s holdings in Qorvo were worth $420,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

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

    Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE)
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN)
    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR)
    II-VI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IIVI)
    Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI)
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS)
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI)
    Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO)
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
    Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ: AVGO)

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Best Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Brookline Bancorp Inc.(BRKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKL) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray upped their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Brookline Bancorp in a research report issued on Thursday, May 3rd. Piper Jaffray analyst M. Breese now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.28 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.27. Piper Jaffray has a “Hold” rating and a $16.50 price objective on the stock. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Brookline Bancorp’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.29 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.08 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.29 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.30 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.18 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ: BRKL) and People's United Financial (NASDAQ:PBCT) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sun Life Financial Inc.(SLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

Best Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ebix, Inc.(EBIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ARS Investment Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Ebix Inc (NASDAQ:EBIX) by 62.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 92,910 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 35,681 shares during the quarter. ARS Investment Partners LLC owned 0.30% of Ebix worth $6,922,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ebix (NASDAQ:EBIX) issued its earnings results on Wednesday. The technology company reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.84 by ($0.01), MarketWatch Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $108.23 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $106.81 million. Ebix had a return on equity of 20.67% and a net margin of 27.65%. Ebix’s revenue for the quarter was up 36.8% on a year-over-year basis.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ebix (NASDAQ: EBIX) and Mattersight (NASDAQ:MATR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

One of the growth opportunities that chip giantIntel(NASDAQ:INTC) is pursuing is the rapidly expanding market for non-volatile memory products, which includes NAND flash (a type of computer memory commonly used for fast, efficient storage), as well as 3D XPoint, a unique technology that Intel helped to create for customers who want storage that’s even faster than NAND flash.

This business unit is called Intel’s non-volatile memory solutions group (NSG).

Image source: Intel.

In 2017, this segment delivered record revenue results, although profitability remained elusive as the company’s investments in future technologies and the ramp-up of NAND flash production in its Fab 68 facility in Dalian, China, offset the good sales performance.

Let’s go over how this business performed in the first quarter of 2018 and put that into the context of Intel’s long-term prospects.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Loral Space and Communications Inc.(LORL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Loral Space & Communications (NASDAQ:LORL) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Ebix, Inc.(EBIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ARS Investment Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Ebix Inc (NASDAQ:EBIX) by 62.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 92,910 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 35,681 shares during the quarter. ARS Investment Partners LLC owned 0.30% of Ebix worth $6,922,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ebix (NASDAQ: EBIX) and Mattersight (NASDAQ:MATR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ebix (NASDAQ:EBIX) issued its earnings results on Wednesday. The technology company reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.84 by ($0.01), MarketWatch Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $108.23 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $106.81 million. Ebix had a return on equity of 20.67% and a net margin of 27.65%. Ebix’s revenue for the quarter was up 36.8% on a year-over-year basis.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: ArQule Inc.(ARQL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities researchers at Needham & Company LLC in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. They currently have a $6.00 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock, up from their prior price target of $5.00. Needham & Company LLC’s price target suggests a potential upside of 134.38% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) Director Ronald M. Lindsay acquired 23,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $2.67 per share, for a total transaction of $63,813.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 43,900 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $117,213. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Trina Solar Limited(TSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energo (CURRENCY:TSL) traded 2.8% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on April 22nd. In the last week, Energo has traded up 73.1% against the dollar. Energo has a total market capitalization of $24.76 million and approximately $956,466.00 worth of Energo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Energo token can now be bought for about $0.0425 or 0.00000481 BTC on popular exchanges including Gate.io, CoinEgg, Coinnest and Coinrail.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Internet Initiative Japan Inc.(IIJI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Square, Inc.(SQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Payment-processing and financial technology company Square (NYSE:SQ) announced that it has agreed to buy Weebly, a website-building service, for $365 million in a cash and stock deal. This could help Square accelerate its growth in two key ways — e-commerce sales volume and international expansion.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    But in positive news for Bitcoin holders, Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ) announced today nearly all of its users can buy and sell Bitcoin. This should help increase more awareness about Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market.

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    In this segment of the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill asks senior Fool analysts Jason Moser, David Kretzmann, and Jeff Fischer to tell us about the companies they have their eyes on this week and why: car parts purveyor and repair shop operator AutoZone(NYSE:AZO), digital payments player Square(NYSE:SQ), and customer service software company Zendesk(NYSE:ZEN).

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    The stock market has been a bit volatile this year, but there are some sectors that are still experiencing significant share price gains. For example, the Nasdaq 100 Technology Sector is up about 22% over the past 12 months. Those gains are pretty impressive, but a handful of tech stocks, including Square (NYSE:SQ) and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), have seen their share prices jump about five times as much.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest decreased to 8.24 million shares from the previous reading of 8.45 million. Shares were trading at $102.91, in a 52-week range of $95.03 to $119.20.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) plies its trade in the fast-growing cybersecurity market — a market that’s expected to hit $96 billion in revenue this year, an increase of 8% over 2017, accordingto Gartner’s estimates. However, one look at the cybersecurity specialist’s recent performance indicates that it hasn’t been able to capitalize on that vast potential.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    For investors looking for a cybersecurity stock, I think a bigger security company like Palo Alto Networks or Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) would be a better option. At this juncture, I think FireEye’s high expenditures and sluggish revenue growth outweigh the potential benefits of buying the stock.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Finisar Corporation(FNSR)

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    Activist investor Glenn Welling of Engaged Capital LLC, the insurgent investor agitating for changes at TiVo, Rent-a-Center, on Tuesday, May 15, revealed new positions in Aratana Therapeutics Inc. (PETX) , Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (CCRN)  and Finisar Corp. (FNSR)

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    The maker of optical networking components was off to a good start in March, but it lost all momentum when rival Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR) reported weak earnings with mellow management comments on the state of the optical market. Finisar shares plunged 23% lower the next day, dragging Oclaro down in a 13% three-day slide.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) was up 2.9 percent Monday morning. The stock had fallen 4 percent on the Commerce Department news in April.

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

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) traded down about 3.2% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $15.66 after closing Monday at $16.17. The stock’s 52-week high is $29.07. Volume was less than 10% below the daily average of around 4.4 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Match Group, Inc.(MTCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Match Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) is set to release its most recent quarterly results on Tuesday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.23 in EPS and $384.98 million in revenue. Shares traded on Fridays close at $34.82. The consensus price target is $42.56, and the 52-week range is $16.57 to $48.65.

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    Right now, shares in IAC are under pressure. The stock is currently trading at $132 versus $160 on May 1. IAC is the parent company of dating megaservice Match.com (MTCH) . And Match fell by a whopping 24% last week on the news that Action Alerts PLUS holding Facebook (FB) intends to start its own rival dating service. According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook will utilize its vast data reserves to match users looking for more than a platonic friendship. Most intriguingly, Facebook can connect users based on events, which sounds promising.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Match Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) saw its short interest fall to 27.85 million from the previous 29.16 million. Shares were trading at $45.26, in a 52-week range of $16.57 to $48.65.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own 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.

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The main message is still intact. But energy prices decided to back down a little because there is still some production overhang in the market. However, Resolute Energy (REN) still has some of the best wells in the business and now has sold the high cost operations. Stockholders can be prepared for some of the lowest costs in the business from some of the larger wells in the Permian. That happy combination should be robust enough to provide generous returns in many of the forecast future commodity price scenarios. The common stock, which is up a lot, still has a lot more appreciation left in the future. The increasing drilling activity means that the fun has just begin despite some already impressive (and industry leading) returns.

Top Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Ebix, Inc.(EBIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ebix (NASDAQ:EBIX) issued its earnings results on Wednesday. The technology company reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.84 by ($0.01), MarketWatch Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $108.23 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $106.81 million. Ebix had a return on equity of 20.67% and a net margin of 27.65%. Ebix’s revenue for the quarter was up 36.8% on a year-over-year basis.

Top Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.(VSH)

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Top Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: 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.

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Digital assets roared higher Friday, pushing most major currencies to multiweek highs. After two losing days to begin the week, bitcoin, the No. 1 digital currency, is more than 5% off its Tuesday low and at its highest level since March 26.

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Top Stocks To Watch Right Now: Astronics Corporation(ATRO)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ebix, Inc.(EBIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Financial Survey: Ebix (EBIX) and Mattersight (MATR)

Ebix (NASDAQ: EBIX) and Mattersight (NASDAQ:MATR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

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This table compares Ebix and Mattersight’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ebix $363.97 million 6.75 $100.61 million $3.17 24.62
Mattersight $46.51 million 1.89 -$16.32 million ($0.49) -5.41

Ebix has higher revenue and earnings than Mattersight. Mattersight is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ebix, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Ebix and Mattersight’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ebix 27.65% 20.67% 10.38%
Mattersight -35.09% N/A -31.41%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

65.8% of Ebix shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.1% of Mattersight shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.8% of Ebix shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 28.3% of Mattersight shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Ebix pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Mattersight does not pay a dividend. Ebix pays out 9.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Ebix has a beta of 1.75, indicating that its share price is 75% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mattersight has a beta of 0.29, indicating that its share price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Ebix and Mattersight, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ebix 0 0 3 0 3.00
Mattersight 0 2 0 0 2.00

Ebix currently has a consensus target price of $100.00, suggesting a potential upside of 28.12%. Mattersight has a consensus target price of $2.75, suggesting a potential upside of 3.77%. Given Ebix’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Ebix is more favorable than Mattersight.

Summary

Ebix beats Mattersight on 14 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ebix Company Profile

Ebix, Inc. provides software and e-commerce solutions to insurance, finance, and healthcare industries. It offers software development, customization, and consulting services to various entities in the insurance industry, including carriers, brokers, exchanges, and standard making bodies. The company operates data exchanges in the areas of life insurance, annuities, employee health benefits, risk management, workers compensation, insurance underwriting, and property and casualty (P&C) insurance. It also focuses on designing and deploying back-end systems, such as eGlobal, which targets multinational P&C insurance brokers; WinBeat that targets P&C brokers in the Australian and New Zealand markets; and EbixASP, a system for the P&C insurance brokers in the United States. In addition, the company offers business process outsourcing services that include providing domain intensive project management, time, and material based consulting engagements to clients; the creation and tracking of certificates of insurance issued in the United States and Australian markets; and the provision of claims adjudication and settlement, call center, and back office support, as well as a software-based service for the issuance of certificates of insurance and a service to track certificates of insurance for corporate clients in the United States and Australia. Further, the company offers carrier systems, which pertains to the designing and deploying on-demand back-end systems for P&C insurance companies. The company was formerly known as Delphi Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Ebix, Inc. in December 2003. Ebix, Inc. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Johns Creek, Georgia.

Mattersight Company Profile

Mattersight Corporation provides behavioral analytics services in the United States. The company provides predictive behavioral routing and workstyle, performance management, quality assurance, predictive analytics, and marketing managed services. It serves companies in the healthcare, insurance, financial service, technology, telecommunication, cable, utility, education, hospitality, and government industries. The company was formerly known as eLoyalty Corporation and changed its name to Mattersight Corporation in May 2011. Mattersight Corporation was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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January 17, 2018: Markets opened higher Wednesday with the DJIA on its way to a close above 26,000. Even a weak fourth-quarter report from Goldman Sachs and more talk about a breakup of GE. The day’s best performing sectors were technology and consumer staples and every sector posted a gain for the day. WTI crude oil for February delivery settled at $63.97 a barrel, up 0.4% for the day. February gold dropped less than 0.1% on the day to settle at $1,338.30. Equities were headed for a higher close shortly before the bell as the DJIA traded up 1.28% for the day, the S&P 500 traded up 1.00%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded up 1.06%.

Bitcoin futures for January delivery traded at $10,675, down nearly 4.4% on the CME after opening at $11,190 this morning. The digital currency fell to $9,225 before recovering.

The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Wednesday was The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) which traded up 4.28% at $349.50. The stock’s 52-week range is $156.75 to $349.57, and the high was posted this afternoon. Volume was about double the daily average of around 3.5 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.(TYPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TYPE) were down around 12 percent to $20.90 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the non-cyclical consumer goods & services shares surged 0.61 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TYPE), up 9 percent, and Semiconductor Manufacturing Int'l (ADR) (NYSE: SMI), up 6 percent.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ebix, Inc.(EBIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap insurance software stock Ebix Inc (NASDAQ: EBIX) reported Q1 2017 earnings before the market opened this morning. Q1 revenue rose 11% to $79.1 million and decreased 1% over Q4 2016 revenue of $80.0 million. The year over year revenue improvement reflected growth in the Companys Exchange, Risk Compliance, and Broker Solution channels. On a constant currency basis, Q1 revenue increased 10% to $78.5 millionwith theExchange channel continued to bethe Companyslargest -accounting for 67% of Q1 2017 revenues. Q1 2017 net income rose 19% to $26.4 million with the improvement principally reflected the benefit of higher revenues and operating income as compared to the same period last year.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Autodesk, Inc.(ADSK)

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    CEO of Autodesk Inc (NASDAQ:ADSK) Carl Bass sold 100,000 shares of ADSK on 01/11/2017 at an average price of $79.84 a share. The total sale was $8 million.

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    CEO of Autodesk Inc (NASDAQ:ADSK) Carl Bass sold 100,000 shares of ADSK on 01/05/2017 at an average price of $76.94 a share. The total sale was $7.7 million.

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    Though individual products within its lineup face competition from the likes of Adobe (ADBE) and Siemens, Autodesk (ADSK)  is without a peer in the broader market for design and modeling software for industries such as construction, engineering and entertainment. And much like Adobe and Microsoft (MSFT) , Autodesk is finding that transitioning users of its core franchises from licenses to subscriptions is both making its business more predictable and increasing its long-term revenue opportunity with major clients.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Itron Inc.(ITRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Shares of Silver Spring Networks Inc (NYSE: SSNI) got a boost, shooting up 24 percent to $16.11. Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced plans to acquire Silver Spring Networks for $16.25 per share.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now

May 23, 2017: Markets opened higher again Tuesday but have not moved much higher as the session went on. The blue chips performed best with particular strength in financials. Tech stocks and consumer discretionaries are on track for a down finish. WTI crude oil for July delivery settled at $51.47 a barrel, up 0.7%. June gold dipped 0.5% for the day to settle at $1,255.60. Equities were headed for a mixed close shortly before the bell as the DJIA traded up 0.16% for the day, the S&P 500 traded up 0.14%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded down 0.01%.

The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Tuesday was The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) which traded up 1.75% at $219.80. The stock’s 52-week range is $138.20 to $3255.15. Volume was about 30% below the daily average of around 3.7 million shares. The company had no specific news Monday.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) traded up 1.28% at $85.78. The stock’s 52-week range is $57.05 to $93.98. Volume was about 40% below the daily average of around 14.8 million shares. The big bank had no specific news.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Ebix, Inc.(EBIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap insurance software stock Ebix Inc (NASDAQ: EBIX) reported Q1 2017 earnings before the market opened this morning. Q1 revenue rose 11% to $79.1 million and decreased 1% over Q4 2016 revenue of $80.0 million. The year over year revenue improvement reflected growth in the Companys Exchange, Risk Compliance, and Broker Solution channels. On a constant currency basis, Q1 revenue increased 10% to $78.5 millionwith theExchange channel continued to bethe Companyslargest -accounting for 67% of Q1 2017 revenues. Q1 2017 net income rose 19% to $26.4 million with the improvement principally reflected the benefit of higher revenues and operating income as compared to the same period last year.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: 21Vianet Group, Inc.(VNET)

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  • [By Monica Gerson]

    21Vianet Group Inc (NASDAQ: VNET) shares rose 5.88 percent to $15.30 in the pre-market trading session as the company reported a $388 million investment by TUS Holdings.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: The Charles Schwab Corporation(SCHW)

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Charles Schwab Corp. (NYSE: SCHW) also had a famous investor selling stock this past week. The chairman of the company, Charles Schwab, continues to sell stock at an orderly pace. This week the iconic discount brokerage executive and the CEO of the company combined to sell a block of 400,000 shares at prices between $35.43 and $35.46. The total for the trades came to a whopping $14 million.As we have noted in the past, Mr. Schwab is past 80 years old, and clearly much of his selling over the years has been for estate planning purposes. The shares endedFriday at $37.48 so a fair amount left on the table.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Charles Schwab Corp. (NYSE: SCHW) had a famous investor selling stock this past week. Chairman Charles Schwab continues to sell stock at an orderly pace. This week the iconic discount brokerage executive sold 600,000 shares at prices between $32.50 and $33.75. The total for the trade came to a whopping $20 million.As we have noted in the past, Schwab is past 80 years old and clearly much of his selling over the years has been for estate planning purposes. The shares traded Friday at $35.25, so a fair amount left on the table.

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Biotricity (BTCY)

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    When an investor thinks of stocks in the cardio-monitoring arena, names like General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) and Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT) tend to surface first. And well they should. Medtronic is the largest name dedicated solely to equipment that tells doctors and nurses how well a patient’s heart is functioning, while GE Healthcare smartly leverages the name of its parent company’s recognizable name to win market share in the medical equipment space.

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    Don’t look for a Biotricity product quite yet, as they’re not on the market. Consumers as well as investors will want to keep their eyes and ears open for two of them soon though, however, with one of those devices being a high-precision, FDA-approved instrument for use by healthcare workers in a clinical setting. The other device is a consumer-oriented version of the same technology, giving BTCY access to not just one but two crucial markets. Even more recently Biotricity reported it was opening up its development pipeline to the fetal monitoring and sleep apnea markets. Heart-monitoring is the near-term venture, though.

    The two products are called biotricity and biolife (neither moniker is supposed to be capitalized). The latter is a wireless, remote consumer-oriented heart rate and activity monitoring device, and the former is a clinical-grade monitoring device… also wireless and remotely operated/monitored.

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  • [By Robert J. Smith]

    Biotricity (OTCBB: BTCY) is a comer in the rapidly growing medical device market and is a small cap to take notice of. Driving this lucrative market are; IoT-driven device connectivity, governmental pressure to cut healthcare costs, escalating hospital costs, a need to reduce hospital readmission rates, an aging population, and a high rate of people with chronic disease. The largest factor driving this market is the rapidly growing rate of those afflicted with chronic disease.

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    When an investor thinks of stocks in the cardio-monitoring arena, names like General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) and Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT) tend to surface first. And well they should. Medtronic is the largest name dedicated solely to equipment that tells doctors and nurses how well a patient’s heart is functioning, while GE Healthcare smartly leverages the name of its parent company’s recognizable name to win market share in the medical equipment space.

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Cidara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTX), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), HealthEquity Inc. (NASDAQ: HQY), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX) and PolarityTE Inc. (NASDAQ: COOL).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated(COKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Coca-Cola Bottling Co. (NYSE: COKE) had a revenue increase to $2.3 billion in its most recentfiscal year, from $1.7 billion in the previous one. It is moving into Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois and West Virginia, which almost certainly will require capital. Its net sales rose 37% in the most recent quarter to $840 million. Management stated this was because of “Organic growth in the legacy territories as well as territory expansion through the acquisition of several new distribution territories from Coca-Cola led to the solid performance.” The current dividend is $1, or 0.66%.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Glaukos Corporation(GKOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nelson Hem]

    In "Skeptics Eye Potential Trouble for Glaukos," Vito J. Racanelli suggests that, even though Glaukos Corp (NYSE: GKOS) has warned that it might lose money this year, Wall Street appears to be betting otherwise. This eye-stent maker has had success with a breakthrough product and dominates its market, but formidable competition still looms.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Zillow Group, Inc.(ZG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    The stock market was mostly flat today ahead of a key House vote on the passage of the Republicans’ healthcare bill, which was delayed until Friday after GOP lawmakers failed to gather the necessary support. TheDow Jones Industrial Averagelost just 5 points, or 0.02%, while other broader market indexes saw similar small declines. But several individual stocks saw much more severe drops, including Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG), Proofpoint (NASDAQ:PFPT), and Accenture (NYSE:ACN). Read on to see what drove these unusual moves.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Zillow Group Inc. (NASDAQ:Z)(NASDAQ:ZG)climbed 13.8% in the month of April,according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence, ahead of the online real estate specialist’s impending first-quarter 2017 report.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Varex Imaging Corporation (VREX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Varex Imaging (VREX), a stock that wasn’t even in the index yesterday, soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after being spun out of Varian Medical Systems (VAR).

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    Varex Imaging gained 7.3% to $27.27 today, while the S&P 500 declined 0.6% to2,280.90. Varian Medical Systems fell 1.2% to $77.68.

    Varian Medical Systems reported net income of $402 million on sales of $3.2 billion in 2016.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap homeland security and screening stocks like FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR), OSI Systems (NASDAQ: OSIS),Varex Imaging Corp (NASDAQ: VREX) and Patriot One Technologies (OTCQB: PTOTF) stand to benefit fromTrumps focus on border andinternal security in general. Heres what you need to know about all four:

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Nordstrom Inc.(JWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    The mall was created by accident, in some ways. Downtown Bloomington, Minnesota, lost its two largest corporate residents in 1982, football’s Minnesota Vikings and baseball’s Minnesota Twins. Over 78 acres became available for development. After debates about what should happen to the land, local officials decided to give it to financiers who wanted to build America’s largest home for retailers. It opened in 1992, two years before Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) was founded. Early tenants included Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M), the Sears division of Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) and Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN). All three have been injured by the current downturn in traditional retail sales.

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    Some reasons for my bearishness on retail stocks:

    Higher Energy Prices. Oil prices have rallied dramatically and back to 2014 levels, rising from about $35 a barrel in early 2016 to around $67 Thursday. That’s bad news for U.S. retailers, as rising oil prices historically squeeze consumer disposable incomes. That’s one reason why I’ve been consistently raising my short exposure to retail and plan to continue doing so. Shaky Same-Store Sales Growth. Recent improvements to same-store sales at Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) , Urban Outfitters (URBN) , Dillard’s (DDS) , Gap Inc. (GPS) and Macy’s (M) come against downgraded expectations, and might not be sustainable anyway. No Deal for Nordstrom (JWN) . The Nordstrom family has apparently abandoned plans to take its namesake company private. I had expressed concerns that this would happen. Higher Interest Rates. A rise in the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) has recently accelerated. That’s bad news for retailers, as many variable-rate consumer debts (particularly mortgages) key off of the LIBOR. This will likely put a damper on mortgage refinancings — something that many see as an important ingredient for personal-consumption expenditures.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    An increasing number of retailers have announced their intention to drop Ivanka Trump’s merchandise line. From Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) and Belk to Neiman-Marcus and Burlington, there’s a growing movement for retailers to distance themselves from the Trump brand.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Look for Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) to reveal its fiscal second-quarter results on Thursday as well. The consensus analyst estimates are $0.63 in EPS and revenue of $3.74 billion. Shares of Nordstrom closed at $46.81 on Friday, above the consensus price target of $46.00. The 52-week range is $39.53 to $62.82.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018

Investment thesis

Even though recent weeks have been relatively volatile for Vestas Wind Systems (OTCPK:VWDRY) as U.S. President Donald Trump decided to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, long-term prospects of the world’s biggest wind turbine maker still look very optimistic. With several fundamental drivers and untapped opportunities in two future renewable powerhouses – China and India – Vestas seem to be an undervalued gem that can surprise many investors.

Strengthening leadership position

According to data compiled by Bloomberg New Energy Finance and MAKE Consulting, Vestas solidified its leadership position in 2016 and currently accounts for more than 16 percent of all onshore installations. Besides that, the company is also active in the offshore market through its 50-50 joint venture with MHI, which recently unveiled an upgrade of the biggest offshore wind turbine.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: Fox Factory Holding Corp.(FOXF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Fox Factory Holding Corp (NASDAQ: FOXF) was down 1.8 percent after posting a 2.16 percent rise over the day.

    Finally, Groupon Inc (NASDAQ: GRPN) gained 1.3 percent, continuing with the 3.85 percent spike it experienced on Friday trading.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: Illinois Tool Works Inc.(ITW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    There are lots of stories like that out there these days. People were perplexed about the Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and Cummins Engine (CMI) and Caterpillar (CAT) quarters, but they turned out to be classic buying opportunities after years of being sell opportunities if the stocks had run. I can’t explain to you how amazing that is. Here are three stocks that have spent months and months in purgatory when they have missed or guided down or slashed forecasts. Now they are up gigantically.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(ATNM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc (NYSE: ATNM) were down 24 percent to $1.29. Actinium priced 8 million shares at $1.25 per share.

    Shineco Inc (NASDAQ: TYHT) was down, falling around 32 percent to $19.50. On Wednesday, Shineco priced IPO at $4.50 per share.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: Ebix, Inc.(EBIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap insurance software stock Ebix Inc (NASDAQ: EBIX) reported Q1 2017 earnings before the market opened this morning. Q1 revenue rose 11% to $79.1 million and decreased 1% over Q4 2016 revenue of $80.0 million. The year over year revenue improvement reflected growth in the Companys Exchange, Risk Compliance, and Broker Solution channels. On a constant currency basis, Q1 revenue increased 10% to $78.5 millionwith theExchange channel continued to bethe Companyslargest -accounting for 67% of Q1 2017 revenues. Q1 2017 net income rose 19% to $26.4 million with the improvement principally reflected the benefit of higher revenues and operating income as compared to the same period last year.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: Platform Specialty Products Corporation(PAH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In his second “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer spoke with Rakesh Sachdev, CEO of Platform Specialty Products (PAH) , the agriculture and industrial roll-up company which has seen its shares double over the past 12 months. Yesterday, Platform Specialty delivered a two-cents-a-share earnings beat.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Platform Specialty Products Corp. (NYSE: PAH) had a well-known seller parting with a huge chunk of stock. Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square hedge fund sold a total of 2,285,888 shares of the stock at $8.78 apiece. The total for the sale was posted at $20 million.The company produces and sells specialty chemical products in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific and Europe. The stock closed last Friday at $8.52.