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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now

Shares of Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) rallied 15% last month thanks to a bullish analyst note.

So what

Seaspan’s stock bobbed around the flatline for most of April until an analyst at Deutsche Bank upgraded the containership leasing company from hold to buy toward the end of the month. What stood out was the $13 price target, which was 85% above the bank’s previous one of $7 a share. Driving that bullish view is the expectation that Seaspan’s ability to deleverage its balance sheet and increase the dividend would fuel substantial share price appreciation in the future.

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That analyst isn’t alone in recently voicing bullishness on Seaspan’s future. Bank of America/Merrill Lynch also upgraded the stock in early May. In this case, the bank raised its rating from neutral to buy while boosting its price target from $6.20 to $10 a share. Driving that upgrade was Seaspan’s strong operational performance in the first quarter as well as the view that the company will benefit from its recent acquisition of CGI and an improving container trade market. Furthermore, it also thought that Seaspan’s increasing cash flow would accelerate its ability to pay down debt.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: iShares S&P/Citigroup International Treasury Bond Fund(IGOV)

iShares International Treasury Bond ETF, formerly iShares S&P/Citigroup International Treasury Bond Fund (the Fund), is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance, of the S&P/Citigroup International Treasury Bond Index Ex US (the Index). The Index is a market value-weighted index designed to measure the performance of bonds denominated in local currencies and issued by foreign governments in developed market countries outside the United States. The Fund invests in a representative sample of securities included in the Index that collectively has an investment profile similar to the Index. The investment advisor of the Fund is BlackRock Fund Advisors. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Keybank National Association OH lowered its stake in iShares International Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:IGOV) by 63.8% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 60,991 shares of the company’s stock after selling 107,316 shares during the period. Keybank National Association OH’s holdings in iShares International Treasury Bond ETF were worth $3,001,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Equifax, Inc.(EFX)

Equifax Inc., incorporated on December 20, 1913, is a provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. The Company operates through four segments: U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), International, Workforce Solutions and Personal Solutions. USIS provides consumer and commercial information solutions to businesses in the United States, including online information, decisioning technology solutions, fraud and identity management services, portfolio management services, mortgage reporting and financial marketing services. International includes Canada, Europe and Latin America business units, and provides products and services similar to those available in the USIS segment but with variations by geographic region. In Europe and Latin America, it also provides information, technology and services to support debt collections and recovery management. Workforce Solutions provides services enabling clients to verify income and employment (Verification Services), as well as to outsource and automate the performance of certain payroll-related and human resources management business processes, including unemployment cost management, tax credits and incentives and I-9 management services and services to allow employers to ensure compliance with the Affordable Care Act (Employer Services). Personal Solutions provides products to consumers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom enabling them to understand and monitor their credit and monitor and help protect their identity. It also sells consumer and credit information to resellers who combine information with other information to provide direct to consumer monitoring, reports and scores.

The Company’s products and services are based on databases of consumer and business information derived from numerous types of credit, financial assets, telecommunications and utility payment, employment, income, public record, demographic and marketing data. The Company! uses statistical techniques and software tools to analyze all available data, creating customized insights, decision-making solutions and processing services for its clients. It helps consumers understand, manage and protect their personal information and make more informed financial decisions. The Company also provides information, technology and services to support debt collections and recovery management. In addition, the Company is also a provider of payroll-related and human resource management business process outsourcing services in the United States. The Company’s clients include financial institutions, corporations, governments and individuals.

U.S. Information Solutions

The Company’s USIS segment provides consumer information solutions to businesses through three product and service lines: Online Information Solutions, Mortgage Solutions and Financial Marketing Services. Online Information Solutions’ products are derived from multiple large and comprehensive databases of consumer and commercial information that the Company maintains about individual consumers and businesses, including credit history, current credit status, payment history and address information. The Company’s clients utilize the information and analytical insights it provides to make decisions for a range of financial and business purposes, such as whether, and on what terms, to approve auto loans or credit card applications, and whether to allow a consumer or a business to open a new utility or telephone account. In addition, this information is used by the Company’s clients for cross selling additional products to existing customers, improving their underwriting and risk management decisions, and authenticating and verifying consumer and business identities. The Company also sells consumer and credit information to resellers who combine its information with other information to provide services to the mortgage, fraud and identity management, direct to consumer monitoring and other end user markets! . The Com! pany’s software platforms and analytical capabilities can integrate all types of information, including third-party and client information, to enhance the insights and decisioning process to help further mitigate the risk of granting credit, predict the risk of bankruptcy, indicate the applicant’s risk potential for account delinquency, ensure the identity of the consumer, and reduce exposure to fraud. These risk management services enable the Company’s clients to monitor risks and opportunities and manage their portfolios.

Online Information Solutions’ clients access products through a range of electronic distribution mechanisms, including direct real-time access, which facilitates instant decisions. The Company also develops and hosts customized applications that enhance the decision-making process for its clients. These decisioning technology applications assist with a variety of decisioning activities, including determining pre-approved offers, cross-selling of various products, determining deposit amounts for telephone and utility companies, and verifying the identity of their customers. The Company has also compiled commercial databases regarding businesses in the United States, which include loan, credit card, public records and leasing history data, trade accounts receivable performance, and Secretary of State and Securities and Exchange Commission registration information. It offers scoring and analytical services that provide additional information to help mitigate the credit risk assumed by the Company’s clients.

The Company’s Mortgage Solutions products, offered in the United States, consist of specialized credit reports that combine information from the consumer credit reporting agencies into a single merged credit report in an online format, commonly referred to as a tri-merge report. Mortgage lenders use these tri-merge reports in making their mortgage underwriting decisions. In addition, the Company offers various triggering services designed to alert lenders to! changes ! in a consumer’s credit status during the underwriting period and securitized portfolio risk assessment services for evaluating inherent portfolio risk.

The Company’s Financial Marketing Services products utilize consumer and commercial financial information enabling its clients to manage their marketing efforts, including targeting and segmentation; to identify and acquire new clients for their products and services; to develop portfolio strategies to minimize risk and maximize profitability, and to realize additional revenue from existing customers through cross selling and upselling of additional products and services. These products utilize information derived from consumer and commercial information, including credit, income, asset, liquidity, net worth and spending activity, which also support many of the Company’s Online Information Solutions’ products. The Company also provides account review services, which assist its clients in managing their existing customers and prescreen services that help the Company’s clients identify new opportunities with their customers. Clients for these products primarily include institutions in the banking, brokerage, retail, insurance and mortgage industries, as well as companies focused on digital and interactive marketing.

International

The Company’s International segment includes Canada, Europe and Latin America business units. These business units offer products that are similar to those available in the USIS and Personal Solutions operating segments, although, in some jurisdictions, data sources tend to rely more heavily on government agencies than in the United States. The Company also offers specialized services that help its customers manage risk in their consumer portfolios. Its products and services generate revenue in Argentina, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and Uruguay. The Company also maintains support operations in the Repub! lic of Ir! eland, Chile and Costa Rica. It offers consumer credit services in Russia and India. It also provides information, technology and services to support debt collections and recovery management in Europe, Canada and Latin America.

The Canada business unit is similar to Online Information Solutions, Mortgage Solutions and Financial Marketing Services business units, Canada offers products derived from the credit information that the Company maintains about individual consumers and businesses. The Company offers products in Canada, including credit reporting and scoring, consumer and commercial marketing, risk management, fraud detection and modeling services, identity management and authentication services, together with certain of its decisioning products that facilitate pre-approved offers of credit and automate a range of credit decisions.

The European operation provides information solutions, marketing and personal solutions products. Information solutions and personal solutions products are generated from information that the Company maintains and include credit reporting and scoring, asset information, risk management, identity management and authentication services, fraud detection and modeling services. Most of the products are sold in the United Kingdom with a limited set of information solutions products sold in Portugal and Spain. The Company’s commercial products, such as business credit reporting and commercial risk management services, are available mostly in the United Kingdom with a limited set of information solutions products sold in Portugal and Spain. Marketing products, which are similar to those offered in its Financial Marketing Services business unit, are primarily available in the United Kingdom and, to a lesser extent, in Spain. The Company also provides information, technology and services to support debt collections and recovery management.

Latin American operation provides consumer and commercial information solutions products, marketing pr! oducts an! d personal solutions products. The Company offers a range of products, generated from credit records that it maintains, including credit reporting and scoring, decisioning technology, risk management, identity management, authentication and fraud detection services. It also offers various commercial products, which include credit reporting, decisioning tools and risk management services, in the countries it serves. It also provides information, technology and services to support debt collections and recovery management. Additionally, it provides a range of consumer and commercial marketing products generated from its credit information databases, including business profile analysis, business prospect lists and database management. The countries in which the Company operates include Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

Workforce Solutions

The Company’s Workforce Solutions segment operates in the United States through two business units: Verification Services and Employer Services. Verification Services include employment, income and social security number verification services. Its online verification services enable direct third-party verifiers, including various governmental agencies, mortgage originators, credit card and automotive lenders and pre-employment screeners to verify the employee’s employment status and income information. The Company also offers an offline research verification service, which expands employment verification to locate data outside its existing automated database. The Work Number is its key repository of employment and income data serving the Company’s verifier business and enabling employer human resource services. The Company relies on payroll data received from over 5,300 organizations to update the database. The updates occur as employers transmit data electronically to Equifax from their payroll systems. Employers contract to provide this data for specified periods under the terms of ! contracts! , which range from 1 to 5 years. The Company uses this data to provide automated employment and income verification services to third-party verifiers, as well as enabling employer services, such as unemployment claims, I-9 and eVerify transactions and employer tax credits opportunities.

The Company’s Employer Services are aimed at reducing the cost to the human resources function of businesses through a suite of services, including assisting with employment tax matters designed to reduce the cost of unemployment claims through claims representation and management and processing and to better manage the tax rate that employers are assessed for unemployment taxes; comprehensive services designed to research the availability of employment-related tax credits, process the filings and assist the client in obtaining the tax credit; W-2 management services, which include initial distribution, reissue and correction of W-2 forms; paperless pay services that enable employees to electronically receive pay statement information, as well as review and change direct deposit account or W-4 information; integrated electronic time capture and reporting services; paperless new-hire services to bring new workers on board using electronic forms; I-9 management services designed to help clients electronically comply with the immigration laws that require employers to complete an I-9 form for each new hire; and onboarding services using online forms to complete the new hire process for employees of corporate and government agencies. The Company also offers analytical services enabling its customers to better understand the demographic profile and key statistical metrics of their workforce. In addition, the Company also provides software and services to employers to assist in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through partnerships with government agencies.

Personal Solutions

The Company’s Personal Solutions products give consumers information to enable them to understand and ! monitor t! heir credit and monitor and help protect their identity primarily through its Equifax Complete, ID Patrol, Credit Watch and Score Watch monitoring products. Consumers can obtain credit file information about them and Equifax or FICO credit scores. Equifax products also offer monitoring features for consumers who are concerned about identity theft and data breaches, including credit report monitoring from all three bureaus, Internet and bank account monitoring, lost wallet support, and the ability to lock and unlock the Equifax credit file. The Company’s products are available to consumers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom directly over the Internet and indirectly through business partners who distribute its products or provide these services to their employees or customers. It also sells consumer and credit information to resellers who combine its information with other information to provide direct to consumer monitoring, reports and scores.

The Company competes with Experian Group, TransUnion LLC, LifeLock, Credit Karma, Acxiom, Harte-Hanks, infoGROUP, Fair Isaac Corporation, The Dun & Bradstreet, Cortera, Verify Job System, First Advantage, Corporate Cost Control, Thomas & Thorngren and Employers Edge.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Smoot]

    Or the 2017 Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) data breach that released the information of 143 million people. In 2018, 500 million Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) accounts were leaked. Within the first three months of 2019, 2 million government officials’ information has been hacked and stolen from the Dow Jones.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Warren Buffett has gotten a lot of attention this week after the release of his annual letter to shareholders in Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B). But the Oracle of Omaha also made news for considering something he almost never does: selling off a part of his business. Meanwhile, testimony on Capitol Hill held some potential landmines for Equifax (NYSE:EFX), as the credit rating agency faced tough questions about data breaches.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Brooks Automation Inc.(BRKS)

Brooks Automation, Inc. provides automation, vacuum, and instrumentation solutions for semiconductor manufacturing, life sciences, and clean energy markets worldwide. The company?s Brooks Product Solutions segment provides a range of products critical to technology equipment productivity and availability. This segment?s products include atmospheric and vacuum tool automation systems, atmospheric and vacuum robots and robotic modules, and cryogenic vacuum pumping, thermal management, and vacuum measurement solutions, which are used to create, measure, and control critical process vacuum applications. Its Brooks Life Science Systems segment offers automated sample management systems, including automated sample storage, automated blood fractionation equipment, sample preparation and handling equipment, consumables, parts, and support services to various life science customers, including pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, biobanks, national laboratories, rese arch institutes, and research universities. The company?s Brooks Global Services segment provides a range of support services, including on and off-site repair services, on and off-site diagnostic support services, and installation services to enable the customers to maximize process tool uptime and productivity. This segment also offers spare part support services to end-user customers. Brooks Automation, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Perceptron, Inc.(PRCP)

Perceptron, Inc. (“Perceptron”, “we”, “us” or “our”) develops, produces and sells a comprehensive range of automated industrial metrology products and solutions to manufacturing organizations for dimensional gauging, dimensional inspection and 3D scanning. Products include 3D machine vision solutions, robot guidance, coordinate measuring machines, laser scanning and advanced analysis software. Our customers, which include global automotive, aerospace and other manufacturing companies, rely on Perceptron’s metrology solutions to assist in managing their complex manufacturing processes to improve quality, shorten product launch times and reduce costs. Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, Perceptron has subsidiary operations in Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Perceptron (NASDAQ: PRCP) and CyberOptics (NASDAQ:CYBE) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bruker Corporation(BRKR)

Bruker Corporation designs, manufactures, services, and sells proprietary life science and materials research systems worldwide. The company?s Scientific Instruments segment offers advanced instrumentation and automated solutions based on magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, X-ray, spark-optical emission spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, stylus and optical metrology, and infrared and Raman molecular spectroscopy technologies. This segment serves pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and molecular diagnostic companies; academic institutions, medical schools, and other non-profit organizations; clinical microbiology laboratories; government departments and agencies; nanotechnology, semiconductor, chemical, cement, metals, and petroleum companies; and food, beverage, and agricultural analysis companies and laboratories. Its Energy & Supercon Technologies segment provides superconducting materials, including metallic low temperature superconductors for use in magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear magnetic resonance, fusion energy research, and other applications; and ceramic high temperature superconductors primarily for fusion energy research applications, as well as non-superconducting Cuponal materials and wires based on co-extruded copper and aluminum, and non-superconducting high technology tools. Its customers include companies in the medical industry; private and public research and development laboratories in the fields of fundamental and applied sciences, and energy research; academic institutions; and government agencies. This segment is also involved in the development of superconductors and superconducting-enabled devices for applications in power and energy, as well as industrial processing industries. The company markets its products through direct sales force; and distributors, independent sales representatives, and other representatives. Bruker Corporation was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Billerica, M assachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bruker Co. (NASDAQ:BRKR) – Jefferies Financial Group lowered their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Bruker in a research report issued on Tuesday, February 12th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst B. Couillard now expects that the medical research company will earn $0.24 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.28. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Bruker’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.60 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $1.58 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.75 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc.(MPO)

Molopo Energy Limited is engaged in petroleum production and investment in exploration, appraisal, development and production of oil and gas. The Company’s operating assets are located in the Permian Basin of West Texas. It is engaged in the delivery of the asset maximization program. It is focused on the identification, acquisition and exploitation of oil and gas assets, predominantly located in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. It operates in the Australia, Canada, USA and South Africa segments. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bailard Inc. bought a new stake in Midstates Petroleum Company Inc (NYSE:MPO) in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm bought 46,400 shares of the energy producer’s stock, valued at approximately $348,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Midstates Petroleum Company Inc (NYSE:MPO) shares hit a new 52-week low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $11.23 and last traded at $11.31, with a volume of 1700 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $11.63.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about Midstates Petroleum (NYSE:MPO) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Midstates Petroleum earned a news sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the energy producer an impact score of 46.8675209319962 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.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Oritani Financial Corp.(ORIT)

Oritani Financial Corp., incorporated on March 3, 2010, is a holding company for Oritani Bank (the Bank). The Bank offers a range of retail and commercial loan and deposit products. The Bank operates in the New Jersey Counties of Bergen, Hudson, Essex and Passaic. The Bank’s loan portfolio includes residential loans, residential commercial real estate loans, credit or grocery retail commercial real estate loans, other commercial real estate loans, and construction and land loans. As of March 31, 2016, the Bank’s net loans were $3,017.74 million. Its investment securities are classified as held to maturity, including mortgage-backed securities, and available for sale, including equity securities and mortgage-backed securities. As of March 31, 2016, the Bank’s securities held to maturity were $152 million and securities available for sale were $215.86 million. Its deposits include checking (non-interest and interest-bearing demand deposits), money market deposit accounts, savings accounts and time deposits. As of March 31, 2016, the Company’s total deposits were $2,224.6 million.

The Bank offers personal banking services, such as mobile banking; checking accounts, including Optimum Gold Checking, Nifty-Fifty Checking and Choice Plus Checking; money market accounts; savings accounts, including Passbook Savings, Super Passbook Savings and SuperSaver Plus; certificates and retirement accounts, including certificates of deposit and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Insurance, and online banking and other services, including overdraft protection and safe deposit boxes. The Bank offers business banking services, such as business accounts, including Trust and Escrow Accounts, Interest On Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) and Business Checking accounts; business services, including remote deposit capture, cash management, merchant services and deposit payroll processing service, and commercial loans, including multi-family and commercial mortgage loans. The Company’s subsidiaries include Ha! mpshire Financial, LLC and Oritani, LLC.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Oritani Financial (NASDAQ:ORIT) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Oritani Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:ORIT) SVP Philip Wyks sold 7,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.97, for a total value of $111,790.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Federated Investors, Inc.(FII)

Federated Investors, Inc., a Pennsylvania corporation, together with its consolidated subsidiaries (collectively, Federated), is a leading provider of investment management products and related financial services. Federated has been in the investment management business since 1955 and is one of the largest investment managers in the United States (U.S.) with $361.1 billion in assets under management (AUM or managed assets) at December 31, 2015. Federated operates in one operating segment, the investment management business. Federated sponsors, markets and provides investment-related services to various investment products, including mutual funds and Separate Accounts (which include separately managed accounts, institutional accounts, sub-advised funds and other managed products) in both domestic and international markets.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    U.S. Global Investors (NASDAQ:GROW) and Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII) by 0.3% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 13,333,986 shares of the asset manager’s stock after buying an additional 35,445 shares during the quarter. BlackRock Inc. owned approximately 0.13% of Federated Investors worth $354,019,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: EOG Resources, Inc.(EOG)

EOG Resources, Inc., a Delaware corporation organized in 1985, together with its subsidiaries (collectively, EOG), explores for, develops, produces and markets crude oil and natural gas primarily in major producing basins in the United States of America (United States or U.S.), The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad), the United Kingdom (U.K.), The People’s Republic of China (China), Canada and, from time to time, select other international areas. EOG’s principal producing areas are further described in “Exploration and Production” below. EOG’s Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and any amendments to those reports are made available, free of charge, through EOG’s website, as soon as reasonably practicable after such reports have been filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). EOG’s website address is www.eogresources.com.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    In addition to the Turner, Chesapeake Energy plans to continue its appraisal work on several other formations in the area, including the Niobrara. These rock layers could enhance the company’s growth prospects given what peers like EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) have uncovered in the area. Last October, EOG Resources unveiled that its appraisal efforts confirmed that the Niobrara and Mowry shale plays underneath its Powder River Basin acreage hold nearly 2 billion BOE of recoverable resources, giving it three high-return growth targets in the region. These results provide more evidence that the Powder River Basin could be a significant growth driver for Chesapeake in the coming years.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) has done an excellent job enriching its shareholders over the past two decades. Investors, for example, who bought $1,000 of the company’s stock following its separation from Enron 20 years ago would have seen that grow into more than $25,000 over that time frame, which is much better than the $3,200 they’d have made by investing the same amount into the S&P 500.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 1% at $94.11. The 52-week range is $82.04 to $133.53.

    The United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEArca: UNG) traded up about 0.2% at $24.79 in a 52-week range of $21.65 to $39.87.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(AMAG)

AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, provides products and services with a focus on maternal health, anemia management, and cancer supportive care in the United States. It markets Makena, a hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection to reduce the risk of preterm birth in women pregnant with a single baby who have a history of singleton spontaneous preterm birth; Feraheme (ferumoxytol) injection for use as an intravenous (IV) iron replacement therapy for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in adult patients with chronic kidney disease; and MuGard Mucoadhesive Oral Wound Rinse for the management of oral mucocitis/stomatiits and various types of oral wounds. The company also offers Cord Blood Registry services that are related to the collection, processing, and storage of umbilical cord blood and cord tissue units. In addition, it has a license agreement with Velo to acquire the rights to digoxin immune fab, a polyclonal antibody in clinical development for the treatment of severe preeclampsia in pregnant women. The company sells Feraheme to authorized wholesalers and specialty distributors. AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAG) – Analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald decreased their FY2019 EPS estimates for AMAG Pharmaceuticals in a research note issued on Tuesday, February 12th. Cantor Fitzgerald analyst M. Lillis now expects that the specialty pharmaceutical company will post earnings per share of ($1.56) for the year, down from their prior estimate of ($1.41). Cantor Fitzgerald has a “Neutral” rating on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAG) – Investment analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies issued their Q1 2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of AMAG Pharmaceuticals in a research report issued on Thursday, February 7th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst C. Raymond anticipates that the specialty pharmaceutical company will earn ($0.68) per share for the quarter. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for AMAG Pharmaceuticals’ Q2 2020 earnings at ($0.74) EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at ($0.77) EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at ($0.74) EPS.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now

ValuEngine upgraded shares of TransGlobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) (TSE:TGL) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Tuesday.

Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada upgraded shares of TransGlobe Energy from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating in a research report on Thursday, May 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of TransGlobe Energy from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $2.25 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, May 17th.

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TGA stock opened at $3.32 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 2.92 and a quick ratio of 2.67. TransGlobe Energy has a fifty-two week low of $1.07 and a fifty-two week high of $4.13. The company has a market capitalization of $242.61 million, a P/E ratio of -11.86 and a beta of 0.97.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: CVR Refining, LP(CVRR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Allied Advisory Services Inc. purchased a new position in shares of CVR Refining LP (NYSE:CVRR) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund purchased 12,844 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $286,000.

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    The Big Boys’ Pick
    Of the group, CVRR (NYSE: CVRR) is in the best position. Apparently, Mr. Icahn agrees, which is why he owns 5.7 million shares, a stake worth more than $100 million. Other big institutional owners include the likes of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Finally, shares of CVR Energy fell 9%. The holding company agreed to exchange its stock to investors in related entity CVR Refining (NYSE:CVRR), accepting as many as 37.1 million units at a ratio of 0.6335 shares of CVR Energy for every unit of CVR Refining exchanged. In a release, CVR Energy said that “many CVR Refining unitholders may wish to hold their investment in the form of common stock rather than partnership interests” after recent tax reform legislation. But it’s unclear why CVR Energy would make an offer at a 25% premium rather than simply having CVR Refining convert to a corporate entity or use similar steps that wouldn’t adversely affect CVR Energy shareholders for the benefit of CVR Refining unitholders. CVR Refining finished the session 8% higher.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI) dropped over 12% today after the holding company announced an interesting stock exchange offer for unitholders of its subsidiary, CVR Refining (NYSE:CVRR). The transaction will allow for up to 37.1 million units of the refiner to be exchanged for up to 23.5 million shares of the parent company, or at a 0.6335-to-1 ratio. 

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Westport Innovations Inc(WPRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT), a provider of high-performance, low-emission engine and fuel systems, are down 10% as of 11:20 a.m. EDT after the company reported its first-quarter results.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Westport Fuel Systems Inc (NASDAQ:WPRT) (TSE:WPRT) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $4.70.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Westport Fuel Systems Inc (NASDAQ:WPRT) (TSE:WPRT)’s share price rose 10.3% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $3.65 and last traded at $3.64. Approximately 1,445,750 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 67% from the average daily volume of 867,994 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.30.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, with a split among the most widely followed market benchmarks that sent some up and others down. Slight downticks in oil prices and bond yields marked minor reversals from upward trends earlier in the week, but investors are still watching both energy and bonds closely to see what long-term impact they might have on the stock market. Most attention centered on individual companies, some of which reported good news that sent their shares higher. Dell Technologies (NYSE:DVMT), Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), and Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Westport Fuel Systems Inc (NASDAQ:WPRT) (TSE:WPRT) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the nine analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $3.86.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: NGL ENERGY PARTNERS LP(NGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) rose 65.5 percent to $179.50 in pre-market trading. Madrigal Pharma disclosed that MGL-3196 achieved liver biopsy endpoints in patients with NASH at 36 weeks in Phase 2 trial.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) rose 34.8 percent to $6.70 in pre-market trading after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) shares rose 31.5 percent to $2.19 in pre-market trading after the company reported a licensing deal with Newsoara Biopharma to rights for vTv's PDE4 Inhibitor in China and other Pacific Rim territories.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) shares rose 27.2 percent to $2.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported FDA Fast Track designation for CUDC-907 development in patients with relapse, refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) rose 16.7 percent to $2.51 in pre-market trading.
    Tilly's, Inc. (NYSE: TLYS) rose 14.7 percent to $14.00 in pre-market trading as the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued a strong Q2 outlook.
    Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) rose 14.3 percent to $10.49 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NGL) rose 12.8 percent to $12.10 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 earnings beat.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) rose 11.3 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) shares rose 10 percent to $5.60 in pre-market trading after climbing 24.15 percent on Wednesday.
    Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO) rose 9.8 percent to $5.74 in pre-market trading after Q1 results beat estimates.
    Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) rose 8.8 percent to $89.65 in pre-market trading following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 7.1 percent to $3.65 in pre-market tra
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NGL) Director James M. Collingsworth bought 25,870 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 5th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $11.65 per share, with a total value of $301,385.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) jumped 124.8 percent to $243.725 in reaction to an encouraging Phase 2 clinical trial update. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company said its liver-directed, thyroid hormone receptor called MGL-3196 showed a statistical significance in the primary endpoint of lowering liver fat at 12 weeks and also 36 weeks.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) gained 63.4 percent to $8.12 after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    Takung Art Co., Ltd. (NYSE: TKAT) rose 43.3 percent to $2.9094
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) shares climbed 29.7 percent to $2.16 after the company reported a licensing deal with Newsoara Biopharma to rights for vTv's PDE4 Inhibitor in China and other Pacific Rim territories.
    Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) gained 26.2 percent to $0.4109. The developer of rapid health information technologies said Wednesday afternoon it was granted a 180-day extension from the Nasdaq Stock Market to meet the requirement of a minimum $1.00 per share closing bid price for 10 straight days.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 22.2 percent to $11.6254. Genprex reported engagement of WIRB-Copernicus Group to provide clinical trial services to support Oncoprex clinical trial program.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) gained 21 percent to $7.506 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Urban One, Inc. (NASDAQ: UONE) gained 19.7 percent to $3.95 after rising 78.38 percent on Wednesday.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) shares gained 18.5 percent to $6.03 after climbing 24.15 percent on Wednesday.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) rose 17.3 percent to $12.95 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBAY) shares gained 15.1 percent to $13.210.
    The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO) climbed 14.2 percent to $77.875 as the company announced plans to acquire Dunbar Armored for $520 million in cash.
    Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEY
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NGL) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the nine research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $14.14.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: EOG Resources, Inc.(EOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    With the mixed signals coming out of OPEC, oil prices could be quite volatile until the organization makes it clear what it intends to do. That could have an effect on financially weaker oil companies that desperately need higher oil prices to provide them with extra cash to firm up their financial foundations. Stronger producers, on the other hand, should continue to do well no matter what OPEC decides since they built their businesses to thrive at much lower oil prices. Three that stand out are ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), and EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG).

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Investors that have taken a long-term, buy-and-hold approach to wealth-building might not dispute that claim. Owning a stock for years — or decades — makes future dividend yields higher, future share growth more powerful, and provides peace of mind compared to the more frenzied buying and selling that seems to dominate investing today. Even better, there’s never a bad time to start. Those looking for top stocks of the next decade might want to take a closer look at oil driller EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG), maintenance products specialist WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC), and home water technology leader A.O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The first quarter was an excellent one for the U.S. oil industry. Not only were crude prices at their highest level in years, but shale drillers completed gusher after gusher, enabling most to produce more oil and earnings than expected. EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) was no different, as it joined several large peers in delivering expectation-beating first-quarter results.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    In addition to the Turner, Chesapeake Energy plans to continue its appraisal work on several other formations in the area, including the Niobrara. These rock layers could enhance the company’s growth prospects given what peers like EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) have uncovered in the area. Last October, EOG Resources unveiled that its appraisal efforts confirmed that the Niobrara and Mowry shale plays underneath its Powder River Basin acreage hold nearly 2 billion BOE of recoverable resources, giving it three high-return growth targets in the region. These results provide more evidence that the Powder River Basin could be a significant growth driver for Chesapeake in the coming years.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) shares surged 42.76 percent to close at $16.56 on Wednesday in reaction to a new licensing agreement with Europe-based Vifor Pharma. As part of the agreement, the biopharmaceutical company that alleviates pain licensed worldwide rights (except U.S., Japan, and South Korea) to Vifor Pharma to commercialize its KORSUVA therapy to Vifor $70 million.
    Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited (NASDAQ: YRIV) gained 31.28 percent to close at $7.05 on Wednesday.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) climbed 23.29 percent to close at $126.05 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP) gained 18.88 percent to close at $19.02. EVO Payments priced its IPO at $16 per share.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) rose 16.1 percent to close at $6.85.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) gained 15.68 percent to close at $13.65 after announcing pricing of public offering.
    eXp World Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPI) shares jumped 15.01 percent to close at $17.70.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 14.99 percent to close at $4.68.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) rose 14.62 percent to close at $19.36.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) shares rose 14.34 percent to close at $133.33 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) jumped 13.26 percent to close at $17.34 on Wednesday. Turtle Beach S-3 showed registration for 1.857 million share common stock offering via selling holders.
    Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS) rose 13.18 percent to close at $3.95. Communications Systems reported establishment of special committee to explore strategic alternatives.
    Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 12.95 percent to close at $2.53.
    xG Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: XGTI) rose 12.64 percent to close at $0.8561 after the company&rsq
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE:EGY)’s share price gapped up before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $2.53, but opened at $2.59. VAALCO Energy shares last traded at $2.75, with a volume of 2086739 shares trading hands.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) rose 18.2 percent to $13.71 in pre-market trading. Cara Therapeutics and Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma entered into ex-U.S. licensing agreement to commercialize KORSUVA™ injection in dialysis patients with pruritus.
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares rose 10.6 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after surging 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) rose 10.5 percent to $2.37 in pre-market trading after dropping 10.04 percent on Tuesday.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.3 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading after falling 16.03 percent on Tuesday.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) rose 7.8 percent to $110.25 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares rose 7.1 percent to $2.13 in pre-market trading. after climbing 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    Clementia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CMTA) rose 5.9 percent to $20.01 in pre-market trading after reporting positive Phase 2 Part B data showing treatment with palovarotene significantly reduces new bone growth in patients with FOP.
    Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA) rose 3.5 percent to $18.44 in pre-market trading.
    Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) shares rose 3.5 percent to $2.95 in pre-market trading.
    MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) rose 3.2 percent to $50.00 in pre-market trading after reporting a $1.5 billion buyback plan.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) rose 3.2 percent to $88.51 in pre-market trading. Lowe's reported downbeat results for its first quarter on Wednesday.

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  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    And after taking a look at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a small-cap stock that just signed a deal with Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB)…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) $6.00 288.51%
    Enterprise GP Holdings LP (NYSE: EPE) $2.94 44.00%
    Opko Health Inc. (Nasdaq: OPK) $4.79 43.49%
    MYnd Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYND) $3.15 38.84%
    Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ARWR) $0.52 37.80%
    Mid-Con Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: MCEP) $2.08 36.81%
    VAALCO Energy (NYSE: EGY) $1.49 36.04%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $3.16 35.04%
    WideOpenWest Inc. (NYSE: WOW) $8.41 34.52%
    Legacy Reserves LP (Nasdaq: LGCY) $8.43 33.61%

    While these gains are certainly exciting, it’s important to recognize that investing in penny stocks is also a risky investment strategy.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    But Blink and our other penny stocks to watch are unlikely to continue to lock in such spectacular gains in June. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch this month, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with great profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Month’s Gain
     Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) $7.07 439.85%
    Senes Tech Inc. (Nasdaq: SNES) $1.27 175.40%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.77 150.41%
    Adomani Inc. (Nasdaq: ADOM) $1.49 137.68%
    NF Energy Saving Co. (Nasdaq: NFEC) $2.34 134.88%
    Vaalco Energy Inc. (NYSE: EGY) $2.15 109.06%
    Heat Biologics Inc. (Nasdaq: HTBX) $2.35 99.12%
    ArQule Inc. (Nasdaq: ARQL) $4.88 90.74%
    LiqTech International Inc. (NYSE: LIQT) $0.66 85.60%
    Transenterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) $3.46 77.84%

    While last month’s gains are tremendous, they also illustrate the inherent dangers that come with investing in penny stocks.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) is set to report its second-quarter financial results before the markets open on Tuesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters are $2.07 in earnings per share (EPS) and $20.4 billion in revenue. In the same period of last year, the company said it had EPS of $1.83 and $18.84 billion in revenue.

In its most recent report, Johnson & Johnson guided EPS in the range of $8.00 to $8.20 and revenues between $81.0 billion and $81.8 billion for the full year. The consensus estimates are $8.13 in EPS on $81.51 billion in revenue.

Alex Gorsky, board chair and chief executive, commented in the past quarter:

We are pleased with the strong and consistent performance delivered by our colleagues around the world, demonstrated by our sales and EPS growth in the first quarter. Our Pharmaceutical business continues to deliver robust growth and we are pleased with the improvement in our Consumer business. In our Medical Devices businesses, we have areas of leadership and continue to make investments and portfolio choices to improve performance.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Credit Acceptance Corporation(CACC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ: CACC) and Nelnet (NYSE:NNI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ:CACC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The credit services provider reported $6.11 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $6.19 by ($0.08). The company had revenue of $295.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $296.16 million. Credit Acceptance had a net margin of 43.49% and a return on equity of 29.44%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 12.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $4.67 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Credit Acceptance will post 26.04 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Oasis Petroleum Inc.(OAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Oasis Petroleum (NYSE:OAS) has been given a $10.00 price target by equities researchers at Stifel Nicolaus in a report issued on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a “hold” rating on the energy producer’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ target price points to a potential downside of 11.82% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    UBS Group AG cut its holdings in Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) by 2.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 730,530 shares of the energy producer’s stock after selling 15,269 shares during the quarter. UBS Group AG’s holdings in Oasis Petroleum were worth $5,917,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    Oasis Petroleum CEO: Oil prices always come back to suppl… (finance.yahoo.com) Oasis Petroleum (OAS) Price Target Raised to $17.00 at JPMorgan Chase (americanbankingnews.com) Oasis Petroleum (OAS) Rating Increased to Overweight at Morgan Stanley (americanbankingnews.com) Oasis Petroleum (OAS) Given Buy Rating at Williams Capital (americanbankingnews.com) Oasis Petroleum (OAS) Forecasted to Post FY2018 Earnings of $0.44 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Stephens set a $15.00 price target on shares of Oasis Petroleum and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Williams Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target on shares of Oasis Petroleum in a research report on Wednesday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $17.00 price target on shares of Oasis Petroleum and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of Oasis Petroleum from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $12.52 to $19.00 in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, BMO Capital Markets lifted their price target on shares of Oasis Petroleum from $13.00 to $14.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.41.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Oasis Petroleum (NYSE:OAS) also enjoyed an excellent quarter, rallying more than 61%. Not only did the company benefit from higher oil prices and expectation-beating first-quarter results, but it also sold some noncore assets, which provides it with cash to pay down more debt.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: EOG Resources, Inc.(EOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

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

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to the latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded down about 0.1% to $82.14, in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 0.2%, at $4.65 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.60. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 0.5% to $122.96. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $128.03.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 1.3%, at $22.44 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $27.92.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to this latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded down about 0.1%, at $81.94 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 5.7%, at $4.16 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.87. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 2.6% to $124.62. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $124.69 and the high was posted this morning.

    In addition, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded down about 0.5%, at $22.84 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $30.88.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Given that data, it would behoove investors to focus more on finding companies poised to grow their dividends at a healthy pace, since that would theoretically provide them with more fuel to outperform. That’s why investors won’t want to miss what oil driller EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) has on tap. While its paltry 0.6%-yielding dividend might not appeal to income investors, its dividend growth prospects have the potential to continue fueling market-smashing returns.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Last fall, ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) outlined its three-year operating plan, anticipating that it could increase production at a 5% compound annual growth rate assuming oil averaged $50 a barrel. While the return to a growth trajectory was nice to see, its forecast paled in comparison to rivals like EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) and Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), which both project double-digit oil production growth rates over the next few years.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.(SWKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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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    Of course, as it’s been a full nine years since the stock market took off on this amazing bull run, stocks that fit that description have become harder to find — but not impossible. Here are two tech stocks that are not only wonderful companies, but trade at darn near wonderful prices too. Let’s take a closer look at HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) and Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) to see why they would make wonderful additions to any portfolio.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Let’s take a closer look at Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW), Mastercard Inc. (NYSE:MA), and Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) so I can explain why I personally own all three and why, if you’re also in your 40s, you might want to consider them for your own portfolio.

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    Over on Real Money, Cramer says keep an eye on Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) CEO Liam Griffin because he knows how to play the game. Get more of his insights with a free trial subscription to Real Money.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc.(FMBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. Common Stock (FMBH)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Mid-Illinois Bancshares (FMBH)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. Common Stock (NASDAQ:FMBH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. is a financial holding company. The Company is engaged in the business of banking through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, N.A. It operates in three lines of business: community banking and wealth management through First Mid Bank, and insurance brokerage through First Mid Insurance Group. The company’s deposit products include demand, savings, money market, and time deposits, as well as NOW accounts. Its loan portfolio primarily comprise commercial real estate, commercial and industrial, agricultural and agricultural real estate, residential real estate, and consumer loans. The company also offers estate planning, investment, and farm management services; and employee benefit services. In addition, it provides commercial lines insurance to businesses; and homeowner, automobile, and other types of personal lines insurance to individuals. First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc is headquartered in Mattoon, Illinois. “

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. Common Stock (FMBH)

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Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Westell Technologies, Inc.(WSTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL) was down, falling around 19 percent to $2.815 after reporting a fourth-quarter earnings miss.

    Commodities

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Recro Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: REPH) fell 50.3 percent to $6.17 in pre-market trading after the company received a Complete Response Letter from the FDA. The FDA declined to approve the company’s New Drug Application for IV meloxicam.
    Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL) shares fell 16.5 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after the company announced Q4 results.
    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) fell 16.5 percent to $5.20 in pre-market trading after reporting pricing of public offering of common stock.
    Westmoreland Resource Partners, LP (NYSE: WMLP) fell 11 percent to $3.49 in pre-market trading after surging 194.03 percent on Wednesday.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) shares fell 11 percent to $13.45 in pre-market trading. Petrobras announced plans to lower the cost of diesel by 10 percent.
    Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) shares fell 9.4 percent to $97 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
    Zealand Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: ZEAL) fell 6.9 percent to $15.55 in pre-market trading after rising 2.71 percent on Wednesday.
    L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB) shares fell 6.7 percent to $31.76 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company issued weak second quarter and FY18 earnings guidance.
    ReTo Eco-Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: RETO) shares fell 5.9 percent to $4.78 in pre-market trading.
    Qiwi plc (NASDAQ: QIWI) fell 5.9 percent to $17.52 in pre-market trading.
    Eiger Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: EIGR) fell 5 percent to $13.25 in pre-market trading after reporting a proposed offering of common stock.
    Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY) shares fell 4.3 percent to $72.66 in pre-market trading. Best Buy reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) fell 4.1 percent to $64.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL) was down, falling around 19 percent to $2.81 after reporting a fourth-quarter earnings miss.

    Commodities

Top Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019

If you are an income investor looking at gold stocks you might be tempted to buy Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE:WPM), a gold and silver streaming company with a relatively high yield. It’s not a bad stock to own, but it may not be the best dividend stock for your portfolio if you don’t understand a few important basics. Here’s what you need to know before you buy Wheaton for its peer-beating dividend yield.

What Wheaton does

The first thing to understand is that Wheaton Precious Metals is not a miner. It is a streaming company. That means it provides cash up front to miners in exchange for the right to buy gold and silver at reduced rates in the future. It’s a business model that provides Wheaton with wide margins in both good markets and bad because of its contractually locked-in low prices.

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Top Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: MCBC Holdings, Inc.(MCFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of MCBC Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MCFT) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $28.08.

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

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

Top Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Black Hills Corporation(BKHU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about BLACK HILLS Cor/EQUITY Ut (NYSE:BKHU) have trended positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BLACK HILLS Cor/EQUITY Ut earned a daily sentiment score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 44.7211950698084 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc(RRTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (NYSE: RRTS) shares dropped 16 percent to $1.85. Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) will replace Roadrunner Transportation Systems in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Monday, June 4.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (NYSE: RRTS) shares dropped 14 percent to $1.9025. Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) will replace Roadrunner Transportation Systems in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Monday, June 4.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (NYSE: RRTS) shares dropped 15 percent to $1.8598. Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) will replace Roadrunner Transportation Systems in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Monday, June 4.

Top Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: EOG Resources, Inc.(EOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to this latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 1.3%, at $80.98 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 2.0% to $3.33, in a 52-week range of $2.86 to $3.34. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 1% to $118.92. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.71.

    The United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 2.4%, at $22.83 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacting to this latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.7%, at $80.03 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 0.5% to $3.00, in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.87. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 1.6% at $117.19. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    In addition, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.7% at $23.08 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The first quarter was an excellent one for the U.S. oil industry. Not only were crude prices at their highest level in years, but shale drillers completed gusher after gusher, enabling most to produce more oil and earnings than expected. EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) was no different, as it joined several large peers in delivering expectation-beating first-quarter results.

5 Reasons EOG Resources Inc's CEO Believes His Company Is the Best in the Business

EOG Resources(NYSE:EOG) started 2018 off with a bang by deliveringexcellent first-quarter results. That strong showing provided investors with another glimpse of just how good EOG is at drilling shale wells, which was something CEO Bill Thomas pounded home on theaccompanying conference call.Overall, he detailed five areas that show why the company is in a class of its own.

1. Our focus on drilling for returns is delivering breathtaking results

Unlike most rivals, EOG Resources’ focus isn’t on growing oil production. That’s a byproduct of its emphasis on earning a return on its investment in new wells. This approach is paying off. Thomas pointed out that “our first quarter results have positioned EOG to have record-breaking direct rates of return on capital investments in 2018.” During the first quarter alone, the company “earned a company record direct after-tax rate of return of 150% on $1.5 billion of total invested capital.” As remarkable as that number was, the company plans to “remain disciplined and stay focused on improving returns going forward.”

A drilling rig with the sun setting in the background.

Image source: Getty Images.

2. We’re not going to get lazy now that oil prices are higher

When oil prices crashed, the focus of the entire oil industry was on reducing costs to boost profitability. However, with crude prices now much higher, there’s less pressure to keep a lid on costs. Not so at EOG Resources. Thomas made it clear that the company remains “on track to continue reducing both operating costs and well costs.” Because of that, it will be able to improve returns even as rivals let creeping costs eat into theirs.

3. We’ve already planned for the problems plaguing peers

One of the hot issues in the oil patch these days is that thereisn’t enough pipeline capacity to move fast-growing suppliesout ofkeyBasins like thePermian. However, that’s not a concern for EOG Resources. Thomas noted that:

With our diversified assets, forward-looking marketing arrangements, and advanced infrastructure planning, we are in an excellent position to avoid any significant takeaway issues or negative product price differentials in the Permian or in any of our other active plays.

One example of this is the company’s new Conan oil gathering system and terminal. EOG has been working on this system since 2016 and just placed it into service during the first quarter. The flexibility that this crucial piece of infrastructure provides should enable the company to generate more than $50 million in cost savings this year alone.

4. We know shale better than anyone else

A fourth point Thomas made on the call is that:

With two decades of horizontal experience and technology advancements behind us, we are developing sweet spot acreage positions with our latest precision targeting techniques and determining optimal spacing patterns to produce industry-leading well results and per acre net present value.

EOG’s vast experience with shale gives it keen insight into where and how to drill the best wells so that it can maximize the value of each acre it holds. That knowledge also helps it find new plays, which it has consistently done over the years, including unveiling anew spotin Oklahoma last year.

That ability to organically discover new shale plays has saved it a ton of money. The company was able to quietly gobble up 50,000 acres in Oklahoma over a four-year period for just $750 an acre. Contrast that with rivalsDevon Energy(NYSE:DVN) andMarathon Oil(NYSE:MRO). Devon spent $1.9 billion to buy Felix Energy in late 2015 for the company’s 80,000 acres in Oklahoma, paying a whopping $23,750 an acre. Meanwhile, Marathon paid $888 million for PayRock Energy and its 61,000 acres in the state, which amounted to roughly $14,500 an acre. EOG’sdeepknowledge of shale helps it know where to look so it can lock up land for next to nothing before rivals even know what’s there.

Oil pumps with a blue sky and the sun behind them.

Image source: Getty Images.

5. We expect investors to reap the windfall

Thomas concluded his remarks by stating:

EOG has never been in a better position to deliver long-term shareholder value. We have the largest and highest quality drilling inventory in the U.S. and it continues to grow much faster than we drill it. We are a low-cost leader today and we will continue to lower costs as we go forward. We are delivering record-setting returns on capital invested, improving corporate ROCE (return on capital employed) along with strong production growth, and substantial free cash flow. EOG is a high return, organic growth company delivering sustainable, long-term shareholder value.

EOG Resources is a well-oiled machine that’s on pace to produce a gusher of free cash flow now that oil is above $50 a barrel, with it forecasting more than $1.5 billion this year alone, and that’s assuming $60 oil. The company plans to use its growing cash flow stream to pay off roughly half its debt over the next few years, strengthening an already top-tier balance sheet. In addition to that, EOG expects to grow its dividend at a more than 19% compound annual rate going forward. Those capital allocation decisions when combined with the company’s focus on drilling for returns, should create significant value for investors in the years ahead, which makes EOG Resources an excellent oil stock to hold for the long term.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018

Today we’ll see if the market can roll a “lucky” seven as the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI) enters Friday up six sessions in a row. It’s the first six-spot since last fall. Rising oil prices, high-achieving tech earnings, and even stock buybacks combined to help power the market higher this week.

Today’s open follows gains in Asia overnight but mixed results in European markets. No major earnings reports are due. Two Fed speakers take the microphone today: San Francisco Fed President John Williams and St. Louis Fed President James Bullard. 

A Different Hero Every Day

Sunnier May weather seemed to filter into the tech sector recently, and those warmer feelings in tech might be giving the entire market a new spring in its step. While info tech helped lead the major indices higher on Thursday, it was also encouraging to see other sectors play a role.

It’s often a positive sign when different sectors step up one after the other, because it could mean investors are feeling more bullish across the spectrum rather than in one or two specific areas. On Thursday, health care and consumer staples shined, but the day before it was energy. Financials haven’t been carrying the torch as much, but they had a good day Thursday. Every S&P 500 sector finished higher.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: EOG Resources, Inc.(EOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacting to the latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up less than 0.1% to $79.26, in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 2%, at $3.07 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.87. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 0.8% to $113.76. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded down about 0.9%, at $22.41 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacting to this latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.7%, at $80.03 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 0.5% to $3.00, in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.87. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 1.6% at $117.19. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    In addition, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.7% at $23.08 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted the latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.9%, at $75.53 in a 52-week range of $73.90 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up nearly 19%, at $3.13 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $6.59. The company reported better-than-expected earnings this morning. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 1.1% to $106.91. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.1%, at $22.32 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to this latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.1% to $77.53, in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 1.1%, at $3.16 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $6.18. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 0.2% to $109.21. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    In addition, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEAMERICAN: UNG) traded up about 0.7%, at $222.17 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The first quarter was an excellent one for the U.S. oil industry. Not only were crude prices at their highest level in years, but shale drillers completed gusher after gusher, enabling most to produce more oil and earnings than expected. EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) was no different, as it joined several large peers in delivering expectation-beating first-quarter results.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Seadrill Limited(SDRL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    (Nasdaq: CNET)

    $2.95 34.76%
    Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) $0.28 33.81%
    Intelsat Corp. (NYSE: I) $9.11 31.50%
    Navios Maritime Midstream Partners LP (NYE: NAP) $4.42 29.18%
    Limelight Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW) $4.89 28.61%
    Enphase Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: ENPH) $5.05 24.62%

    As you can see in the table above, penny stocks have the potential to provide tremendous returns for enterprising investors. However, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also incredibly risky.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) shares surged 115 percent to $2.56.
    Seadrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL) gained 77 percent to $0.3935. On Tuesday, a U.S. court approved the company's plan to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy that includes raising around $1 billion in new debt and equity through a rights offering which will be led by its biggest shareholder.
    DropCar, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCAR) shares climbed 21.4 percent to $2.3301 after the company issued a preliminary Q1 update on its enterprise automotive business. The company disclosed that Q1 B2B automotive volumes rose 163 percent year-over-year.
    Teligent, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLGT) shares jumped 19.7 percent to $3.615 following the FDA approval of Clobetasol Propionate Cream USP, 0.05%.
    IZEA, Inc. (NASDAQ: IZEA) surged 19.1 percent to $2.62. IZEA posted a Q4 net loss of $743,000 on sales of $6.8 million.
    SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) shares gained 15.2 percent to $9.6180. SunPower announced plans to acquire SolarWorld Americas.
    LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: LX) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.20.
    CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ: CPAH) shares rose 8.8 percent to $3.0033.
    Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE: SMI) gained 8.2 percent to $6.685 after falling 0.80 percent on Tuesday.
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC) shares climbed 7.2 percent to $5.93.
    Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) shares rose 6.7 percent to $63.96 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE: SBGL) gained 6.5 percent to $3.59 after dropping 4.53 percent on Tuesday.
    Calithera Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALA) rose 6.3 percent to $6.75 after the company disclosed that the FDA has granted Fast Track designation to CB-839 in combination with cabozantinib for treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.
    CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX) gained 6.1 percent to $60.01 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Pioneer Energy Services Corp.(PES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Baytex Energy (NYSE: BTE) and Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) Director C John Thompson sold 6,666 shares of Pioneer Energy Services stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.25, for a total transaction of $28,330.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 41,818 shares in the company, valued at approximately $177,726.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC decreased its holdings in shares of Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) by 34.9% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 174,740 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 93,636 shares during the period. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC owned approximately 0.22% of Pioneer Energy Services worth $533,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Approach Resources Inc.(AREX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Approach Resources (AREX)

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Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation(SNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019

By David Goodboy

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

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

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joshua Bondy]

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

  • [By David Tristan Liu]

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

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

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

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

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

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

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

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

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

  • [By Craig Jones]

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

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Robert Rapier]

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

  • [By elliottwave]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

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

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

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

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

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

     

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

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

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

    Source: Company Earnings releases

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

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  • [By Robert Rapier]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jonas Elmerraji]

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

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

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

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

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

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

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

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

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

  • [By Zacks]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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

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

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

The cybersecurity field is absolutely booming. In fact, cybersecurity spending was already $75 billion in 2015, and its estimated that roughly $1 trillion will be spent fighting cybercrime between 2017 and 2021.

Thats why were sharing one of the best investment options for investors to make in the cybersecurity field today.

Before we get into one of our favorite investment options, heres why we are so bullish on the cybersecurity field right now.

Cybersecurity Offers Some of the Best Investment Options Now

Worldwide cybersecurity spending ballooned from $3.5 billion in 2014 to $75 billion in 2015.

As we stated earlier, more than $1 trillion will be spent between 2017 and 2021, according to a recent report from Cybersecurity Ventures. Cybercrime is expected to cost the world a staggering $6 trillion annually by 2021.

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Paylocity Holding Corporation(PCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Box Inc underperforming potential small cap peers such asPaycom Software Inc (NYSE: PAYC), Paylocity Holding Corp (NASDAQ: PCTY) and TriNet Group Inc (NYSE: TNET)which also debuted around the same time:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Box Inc underperforming potential mid cap peers Paycom Software Inc (NYSE: PAYC)andTriNet Group Inc (NYSE: TNET)plussmall cap peer Paylocity Holding Corp (NASDAQ: PCTY) whichall had IPOs around the same time:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Box Inc underperforming potential mid cap peer Paycom Software Inc (NYSE: PAYC)and small cap peers Paylocity Holding Corp (NASDAQ: PCTY) and TriNet Group Inc (NYSE: TNET)whichall had IPOs around the same time:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Box Inc underperforming potential mid cap peer Paycom Software Inc (NYSE: PAYC)and small cap peers Paylocity Holding Corp (NASDAQ: PCTY) and TriNet Group Inc (NYSE: TNET)whichall had their IPOs around the same time:

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: VEXIM EUR0.10 (VXMFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    French medical device maker Vexim (OTC:VXMFF) contracted with an unnamed China lab to begin China registration studies for its vertebral fracture repair device, SpineJack庐. Vexim recently was granted patents for the device in China and Japan. SpineJack is an implant designed to repair a fractured vertebra and restore spinal cord balance. The 30 minute procedure is useful in 95% of vertebral fractures, according to Vexim. SpineJack was CE marked for EU use in 2010 and now is indicated for trauma and other vertebral fractures.

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: EOG Resources, Inc.(EOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

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

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted the latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.9%, at $75.53 in a 52-week range of $73.90 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up nearly 19%, at $3.13 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $6.59. The company reported better-than-expected earnings this morning. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 1.1% to $106.91. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.1%, at $22.32 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

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

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: ImmunoGen, Inc.(IMGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, healthcare shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.51 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: LGND), down 8 percent, and ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) down 7 percent.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    ImmunoGen (NASDAQ:IMGN) is up 15.6% at 3:35 p.m. EDT on no news. The stock price bump might be a carryover from yesterday’s upgrade by Leerink Partners. Or maybe it’s short-sellers buying to cover their shorts after yesterday’s move. Or maybe it’s just because it’s a biotech and the sun came up today. Who knows?

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    ImmunoGen (NASDAQ:IMGN) is up 21.8% at 1:06 p.m. EST on no apparent news. Of course, it’s a biotech, so that’s often par for the course.

    So what

    One possibility is that day traders are just doing their thing, following the momentum, which pushes the stock price higher. We’ll know in a few days if the share price returns to previous levels.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Shares of ImmunoGen (NASDAQ:IMGN), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on finding cures for cancer with its proprietary antibody-drug conjugate platform, were rocketing higher by 29% as of 3 p.m. EST on Friday, apparently eager to ring in the new year with a bang.

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: 8×8 Inc(EGHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows small cap magicJack VocalTec Ltd hitting lower highs and lowerlows for some years now but also leveling off while VOIP related peers Vonage Holdings Corp (NYSE: VG)and 8×8, Inc (NASDAQ: EGHT) have been volatile, but also largely heading higher:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Telecommunications services shares climbed 0.56 percent in trading on Thursday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ: FTR), and 8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT).

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows small cap magicJack VocalTec Ltd underperforming versus VOIP related peers Vonage Holdings Corp (NYSE: VG)and 8×8, Inc (NASDAQ: EGHT) which have been volatile, but have been heading higher:

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: National Grid Transco, PLC(NGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    National Grid (NYSE:NGG) came out with some interesting information last week, saying 2.4 GW of distributed solar was added in the U.K. between February 2016 and February 2017 and another 1.5 GW is expected in the next year. The U.K. isn’t exactly a hotbed for solar activity, but it’s growing as an important market.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Among utilities, National Grid (NGG) is my best pick for 2017, as it’s an almost perfect hedge against uncertainty. It’s insulated from changes in government interest rates. It can be both an inflation hedge and a play on a strong dollar.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the utilities sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from National Grid plc (ADR) (NYSE: NGG) and Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE: D).

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Dan Caplinger, and Neha Chamaria]

    We asked three of our contributors to highlight a stock they see as a dividend stock to buy in February. They responded with automaker Ford Motors (NYSE:F), oil and gas logistics company Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD), and electricity transmission specialist National Grid (NYSE:NGG). Here’s a quick run-down as to why investors should take a look at these high-yield stocks.