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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: EPR Properties(EPR)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP, Neha Chamaria, and Matthew DiLallo]

    Who says you can’t have high dividends and long-term growth? If you’re looking for steady income but aren’t willing to sacrifice long-term upside potential, our contributors think EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR), Welltower (NYSE:WELL), and Brookfield Property Partners (NASDAQ:BPY) are worthy of a closer look.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) SVP Michael L. Hirons sold 7,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.97, for a total transaction of $489,790.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Rich Duprey, Matthew Frankel, and George Budwell]

    We asked three Motley Fool investors to identify an investment that gives income investors room for capital appreciation while also paving the way for continued income generation. Check out why EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR), Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), and Iron Mountain (NYSE:IRM) fit the bill.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Western Copper and Gold Corporation(WRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Western Copper (NYSEAMERICAN:WRN) (TSE:WRN) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 367,976 shares, an increase of 17.9% from the May 31st total of 312,021 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 131,386 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.8 days.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Prudential Global Short Duration High Yield Fund, Inc.(GHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Vident Investment Advisory LLC lifted its position in PGIM Global Short Duration Hgh Yd Fd Inc (NYSE:GHY) by 2.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 594,728 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 16,908 shares during the quarter. Vident Investment Advisory LLC owned 1.45% of PGIM Global Short Duration Hgh Yd Fd worth $8,124,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Shaw Communications Inc.(SJR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc. trimmed its position in shares of Shaw Communications Inc Class B (NYSE:SJR) (TSE:SJR.B) by 10.0% during the third quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 89,067 shares of the company’s stock after selling 9,913 shares during the period. Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc.’s holdings in Shaw Communications Inc Class B were worth $1,734,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shaw Communications (TSE:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR) had its price objective boosted by analysts at National Bank Financial from C$28.00 to C$29.00 in a report issued on Wednesday. The firm currently has a “sector perform” rating on the stock. National Bank Financial’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 4.50% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ITV PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS: ITVPY) and Shaw Communications Inc Class B (NYSE:SJR) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGMF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Clairvest Group previously initiated an investment in a partnership that involved Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (OTCPK:GCGMF) and Brookfield Business Partners LP to operate two casinos in Southern Ontario. With this announcement, we not only get the upside of a 45% ownership of “Ontario Gaming West GLA Limited Partnership,” which includes four major operations, but also 2,500 slot machines, 60 table games, racing track and $450 million in gross gaming revenue. Clairvest has a history in the gambling industry and Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is a proven operator with a terrific track record.

Best Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2019

iShares iBoxx $ High Yield ex Oil & Gas Corporate Bond ETF (NASDAQ:HYXE) declared a monthly dividend on Monday, September 3rd, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 5th will be given a dividend of 0.2475 per share on Monday, September 10th. This represents a $2.97 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.85%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, September 4th. This is an increase from iShares iBoxx $ High Yield ex Oil & Gas Corporate Bond ETF’s previous monthly dividend of $0.25.

Shares of NASDAQ HYXE remained flat at $$50.77 during mid-day trading on Monday. The stock had a trading volume of 35 shares, compared to its average volume of 800. iShares iBoxx $ High Yield ex Oil & Gas Corporate Bond ETF has a 12 month low of $49.68 and a 12 month high of $52.10.

Best Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2019: Broadcom Corporation(BRCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Headlines about Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Broadcom earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the semiconductor manufacturer an impact score of 43.7335359332371 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCM) traded down about 1.4% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $222.00 after closing Thursday at $225.25. The stock’s 52-week high is $285.68. Volume totaled around 3.9 million, just under the daily average of about 4.1 million. The company had no specific news.

Best Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2019: Air Industries Group(AIRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Air Industries Group Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:AIRI) President Luciano M. Melluzzo purchased 30,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 30th. The stock was bought at an average price of $1.43 per share, for a total transaction of $42,900.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Best Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2019: EPR Properties(EPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) SVP Michael L. Hirons sold 7,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.97, for a total transaction of $489,790.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now

Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) is scheduled to release its first-quarter earnings report before the markets open on Tuesday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.46 in earnings per share (EPS) on $7.31 billion in revenue. The same period of last year reportedly had $0.43 in EPS on $9.13 billion in revenue.

This company has paid dividends for more years than most investors can count, and the beverage giants dividend hike to $0.39 from $0.37 per quarter in February 2018 marked the 56th consecutive annual dividend increase. At the current share price, Coca-Colas stock has unfortunately been stuck in a long-term trading range with limited gains.

Coca-Cola had been considered down and out and dead money for so long that no one seemed to ever want to give its shares much recognition. It is far from a major growth stock in most investors minds, but its defensive stock characteristics make it a core holding for many blue chip investors.

After Coca-Colas most recent positive earnings report, it looks like the stock is finally starting to command more respect from Wall Street analysts. And Warren Buffett also has maintained his strong stake in Coca-Cola after all these years. Coca-Cola was a disappointment in performance in the sell-off after considering it was named among 15 defensive stocks that should survive just fine over time.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: MMA Capital Management, LLC(MMAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Municipal Mortgage & Equity, LLC (NASDAQ:MMAC) EVP Gary A. Mentesana purchased 500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $28.44 per share, with a total value of $14,220.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 171,641 shares in the company, valued at $4,881,470.04. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: EPR Properties(EPR)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Rich Duprey, Matthew Frankel, and George Budwell]

    We asked three Motley Fool investors to identify an investment that gives income investors room for capital appreciation while also paving the way for continued income generation. Check out why EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR), Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), and Iron Mountain (NYSE:IRM) fit the bill.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Buckle, Inc. (BKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Taylor Cox]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Microvision Inc.(MVIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: MFS Charter Income Trust(MCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Macro (CURRENCY:MCR) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on May 30th. During the last seven days, Macro has traded down 6% against the U.S. dollar. Macro has a total market cap of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Macro was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Macro token can now be bought for about $0.17 or 0.00002339 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Horizon National Corporation(FHN)

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    In this environment, investors should be looking to add the banks to their portfolios. He likes Goldman Sachs (GS) and First Horizon National (FHN) , which appeared on “Mad Money” last week. He would avoid any high-yielding stock however, as they are getting increased competition from risk-free Treasuries.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    First Horizon National (NYSE:FHN) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallJul. 17, 2018 9:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    In his second “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer also sat down with Bryan Jordan, chairman, president and CEO of First Horizon National (FHN) , the Tennessee-based regional bank that just posted a three-cents-a-share earnings beat with net interest margins up 52 basis points.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Horizon National (NYSE:FHN) will be posting its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, July 12th.

    First Horizon National (NYSE:FHN) last posted its earnings results on Friday, April 13th. The financial services provider reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.04. First Horizon National had a return on equity of 9.37% and a net margin of 12.30%. The business had revenue of $437.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $438.60 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.23 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 42.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect First Horizon National to post $1 EPS for the current fiscal year and $2 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: ConAgra Foods, Inc.(CAG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA trimmed its holdings in Conagra Brands Inc (NYSE:CAG) by 72.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 237,731 shares of the company’s stock after selling 612,724 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Conagra Brands were worth $8,768,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Plenty of companies out there are less well-known than the brands in their stables. Case in point: It would be understandable if you didn’t know much about either ConAgra(NYSE:CAG) or Pinnacle Foods(NYSE:PF).

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 28, 2018 9:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Chris Hill]

    Meanwhile, in the packaged foods arena,ConAgra(NYSE:CAG) is buying Pinnacle Foods(NYSE:PF) in an $11 billion deal. But combining the owner ofBirds Eye with the company behind Healthy Choice is a lot less of a power move than it once might have been.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Rhumbline Advisers reduced its stake in shares of Conagra Brands (NYSE:CAG) by 4.4% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 744,090 shares of the company’s stock after selling 34,068 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in Conagra Brands were worth $27,442,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Synacor, Inc.(SYNC)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about Synacor (NASDAQ:SYNC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Synacor earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the information services provider an impact score of 47.6409011491603 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Syncona Ltd (LON:SYNC) announced a dividend on Thursday, June 14th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, June 21st will be paid a dividend of GBX 2.30 ($0.03) per share on Monday, July 30th. This represents a yield of 1.02%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 21st. The official announcement can be seen at this link.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Analog Devices, Inc.(ADI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its position in shares of Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) by 6.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 8,608,728 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 532,620 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Analog Devices were worth $784,513,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Conning Inc. trimmed its position in shares of Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) by 14.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,867 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 1,925 shares during the period. Conning Inc.’s holdings in Analog Devices were worth $1,081,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    An Attractive Tech Stock At A Killer Price
    This week, I’m recommending an income opportunity in Analog Devices (Nasdaq: ADI). It’s a stock that fared better than most in the recent selloff, a bullish indicator for the short term.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Royal Bank Scotland plc (RBS)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed their neutral rating on shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group (LON:RBS) in a report issued on Monday.

    Other equities research analysts have also issued reports about the company. Credit Suisse Group restated a neutral rating and set a GBX 290 ($3.89) price target on shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group in a research note on Friday, February 16th. Deutsche Bank restated a buy rating and set a GBX 268.40 ($3.60) price target on shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. Barclays set a GBX 325 ($4.36) price target on Royal Bank of Scotland Group and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Friday, May 11th. Shore Capital upped their price target on Royal Bank of Scotland Group from GBX 265 ($3.56) to GBX 290 ($3.89) and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, May 10th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a neutral rating on shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group in a research note on Friday, May 11th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 288.29 ($3.87).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Several research analysts have recently weighed in on RBS shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Deutsche Bank upgraded Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, March 26th. ValuEngine cut Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Societe Generale upgraded Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, May 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Royal Bank of Scotland Group has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $8.50.

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now

By Ben Reynolds

Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) is the third-largest Canadian bank ranked by market cap.

Bank of Nova Scotia’s market cap is $64 billion The Toronto-Dominion Bank’s market cap is $83 billion Royal Bank of Canada’s market cap is $94 billion

Bank of Nova Scotia’s financial metrics should immediately stand out for value-focused dividend investors. The company has a high dividend yield of 4.1% and a low price-to-earnings ratio of 12.3. This helps the company to rank highly using The 8 Rules of Dividend Investing.

Bank of Nova Scotia released its 3rd quarter results on August 30. This article covers those results in detail.

Brief Overview

Bank of Nova Scotia operates in 4 segments:

Canadian Banking International Banking Global Banking & Markets Other

The Canadian Banking segment is the company’s largest. It generated $930 million in net profit in the company’s most recent quarter. The Canadian Banking segment provides Canada with retail, small business, commercial banking, and wealth management services. The segment has more than 10 million customers and 1,000 branches across Canada.

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: EPR Properties(EPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey, Matthew Frankel, and George Budwell]

    We asked three Motley Fool investors to identify an investment that gives income investors room for capital appreciation while also paving the way for continued income generation. Check out why EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR), Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), and Iron Mountain (NYSE:IRM) fit the bill.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on EPR Properties (EPR)

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Best Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: j2 Global, Inc.(JCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    J2 Global (NASDAQ:JCOM) Director W Brian Kretzmer sold 5,942 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.25, for a total value of $518,439.50. Following the transaction, the director now owns 6,764 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $590,159. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Neo Lithium Corp. (NTTHF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

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

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

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

  • [By ]

    Other juniors include: Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [TSXV:AAL], AIS Resources [TSXV:AIS] (OTCQB:AISSF), American Lithium Corp. [TSX-V: LI] (OTCQB:LIACF), Argentina Lithium and Energy Corp. [TSXV:LIT] (OTCQB:PNXLF), Argosy Minerals [ASX:AGY] (OTC:ARYMF), AVZ Minerals [ASX:AVZ] (OTC:AZZVF), Bacanora Minerals [TSXV:BCN] [AIM:BCN] [GR:1BQ] (OTC:BCRMF), Birimian Ltd [ASX:BGS] (OTC:EEYMF), Critical Elements [TSXV:CRE] [GR:F12] (OTCQX:CRECF), Dajin Resources [TSXV:DJI] (OTCPK:DJIFF), Enigri (private), Eramet (EN Paris:ERA) (OTCPK:ERMAY), European Metals Holdings [ASX:EMH] [AIM:EMH] [GR:E861] (OTC:ERPNF), Far Resources [CSE:FAT] (OTCPK:FRRSF), Force Commodities [ASX:4CE], Kidman Resources [ASX:KDR] [GR:6KR], Latin Resources Ltd [ASX: LRS] (OTC:LAXXF), Lithium Australia [ASX:LIT] (OTC:LMMFF), Lithium Power International [ASX:LPI] (OTC:LTHHF), LSC Lithium [TSXV:LSC] (OTC:LSSCF), MetalsTech [ASX:MTC], MGX Minerals [CSE:XMG] (OTC:MGXMF), Millennial Lithium Corp. [TSXV:ML] (OTCQB:MLNLF), Neo Lithium [TSXV:NLC] (OTC:NTTHF), NRG Metals Inc. [TSXV:NGZ] (OTCQB:NRGMF), Nemaska Lithium [TSX:NMX] [GR:NOT] (OTCQX:NMKEF), North American Lithium (private), Piedmont Lithium [ASX:PLL] (OTC:PLLLY), Prospect Resources [ASX:PSC], Sayona Mining [ASX:SYA] (OTCPK:DMNXF), Savannah Resources [LSE:SAV], Standard Lithium [TSXV:SLL] (OTC:STLHF), and Wealth Minerals [TSXV:WML] (OTCQB:WMLLF).

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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Centene Corp., a Medicaid plan manager that has been doing well in the Affordable Care Act public exchange market, is expanding into New York state.

The St. Louis-based company said Tuesday it will pay $3.75 billion to acquire “substantially all of the assets” of New York State Catholic Health Plan Inc., which does business as Fidelis Care. Fidelis is a nonprofit health coverage provider based in New York.

Fidelis was providing or administering health coverage for 1.6 million people on June 30, and it generated about $4.8 billion in revenue during the first half of the year. The company competes in the Medicaid plan, Children’s Health Insurance Program and individual major medical markets in New York state. 

(Related: New York Health Insurers Ask for 16.6% Boost to ACA Exchange Rates) 

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Eiffage SA (EFGSY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Atlantia (ATASF) (AT.IM), Eiffage (OTCPK:EFGSY) (FGR.FP), Ferrovial (OTC:FRRVF) (FER.SM), Albertis (OTC:ABFOF) (ABE.SM) and Vinci (OTCPK:VCISF) (DG.FP)

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: (SIOLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    China Life (NYSE:LFC) holds a 44 percent stake in China Guangfa Bank and a 30 percent stake in Sino-Ocean Group (OTCPK:SIOLF). Foresea owns large stakes in Gree Electric Appliances and China Vanke. If they are forced to sell their stakes, the Chinese stock market could see a sudden downturn.

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: G&K Services, Inc.(GK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We maintain our positive view toward Cintas, particularly as G&K Services (GK) is likely to bolster Cintas’s growth potential over the next few years. However, after strong appreciation since the G&K announcement last August, we believe that much of the good news is already priced in at 25x/22x our pro-forma FY18/FY19 adjusted EPS estimates. As a result, we rate CTAS Sector Perform and await a better entry point.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Cintas (CTAS) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after the uniform provider received the go-ahead for its purchase of G&K Services (GK).

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: EPR Properties(EPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    Net operating cash flow has increased to $64.42 million or 19.61% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of 9.39%.

    The gross profit margin for EPR PROPERTIES is currently very high, coming in at 73.12%. Regardless of EPR’s high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, EPR’s net profit margin of 46.18% significantly outperformed against the industry.

     

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    EPR PROPERTIES has improved earnings per share by 11.8% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, EPR PROPERTIES reported lower earnings of $2.78 versus $3.13 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.91 versus $2.78).

     

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    EPR’s revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 6.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 9.7%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company’s bottom line, improving the earnings per share.

     

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    EPR’s investment pipeline should drive about 6-7% earnings growth in 2016, and historically the company’s dividend growth has roughly equated to earnings growth. Starting with an above-average 6.5% yield, we find this compelling for income-oriented investors. 

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    We rate EPR PROPERTIES as a Buy with a ratings score of B. This is driven by a number of strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. 

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation(CDE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Still, some stocks managed to buck the negative sentiment on Tuesday, and Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD), Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) and Coeur Mining (NYSE:CDE) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Manikandan Raman]

    Citing bullish outlook on silver prices, Peter Bures of Canaccord Genuity has started coverage of four silver producers: Pan American Silver Corp. (USA) (NASDAQ: PAAS), Coeur Mining Inc (NYSE: CDE), Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL), and Endeavour Silver Corp (NYSE: EXK). The brokerage also assumed coverage of Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (NYSE: FSM) with a Buy rating.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Given revised commodity deck forecasts (particularly for Steel and Gold) and improved Balance Sheet health (Steels, Precious and Industrials Metals) we are upgrading our ratings on several stocks in our coverage. We generally favor companies that have already initiated specific self-help, have low-cost assets and are less exposed to China supply and demand dynamics. In Steels, we have increased our rating from Hold to Buy on Nucor (NUE) and from Sell to Hold on US Steel. We have also upgraded Kinross Gold (KGC) to a Hold on valuation…On higher-than-peer valuations, we reiterate Sell-rated Coeur Mining (CDE), Franco-Nevada (FNV), Goldcorp (GG), Teck Resources (TCK) and highly leveraged AK Steel given preference to issue further equity if possible.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Deutsche Bank’s Jorge Beristain and Chris Terry released their earnings preview for the gold miners–including Barrick Gold (ABX), Goldcorp (GG), Franco-Nevada (FNV), and Coeur Mining (CDE)–and conclude that only one gold miner deserves a Buy rating: Newmont Mining (NEM). They explain why:

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pinnacle West Capital Corporation(PNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Iron Mountain has gained 2.6% to $26.55 at 3:05 p.m., making it the fourth-best performer in the S&P 500, ahead of WPX Energy (WPX), which has gained 2.4% to $19.94, Pinnacle West Capital (PNW), which has gained 2.3% to $53.55 and Dominion Resources (D), which has risen 2.1% to $59.85.

Top 10 Computer Hardware Companies To Watch For 2017

Stocks surged higher today as weaker-than-expected economic data make a September rate hike unlikely.

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The S&P 500 gained 1% to 2,147.26 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 177.71 points, or 1%, to 18,212.48. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 1.5% to 5,249.69.

RBC Capital Markets economists Tom Porcelli andJacob Oubina explain why today’s disappointing retail-sales data are “yet another blow to the hawks’ mantra”:

The soft retail sales numbers headlined an overall very dovish data day in the US. The key retail control metric (ex. autos, gasoline, building materials) sank -0.1% (vs. consensus of a 0.4% gain) and this came with a back-month downward revision to boot (July is now -0.1% from flat prior). If that is not enough of a reflection of just how weak this report was, note that overall breadth was also quite ugly. The share of retail sales components rising on the month came in at a paltry 38% and up modestly from an already dismal 31% in July. In fact this now goes down as the weakest 2-month string for breadth since Q2 2012real PCE printed a paltry 0.7% back then. Overall, the weaker August print and the downward revision to July takes out tracking for Q3 real consumer spending to 2.7% from 3.0% (services, which is not part of the retail sales report, is really carrying this number). Overall GDP goes to 3.3% from 3.5% but we would note that the inventory swing is adding near ly a full percentage point here.

Top 10 Computer Hardware Companies To Watch For 2017: Mead Johnson Nutrition Company(MJN)

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (Mead Johnson), incorporated on December 17, 2008, is a pediatric nutrition company. The Company manufactures, distributes and sells infant formulas, children’s nutrition and other nutritional products. The Company operates through three segments: Asia, North America/Europe and Latin America. Its product portfolio includes routine and specialty infant formulas, children’s milks and milk modifiers, dietary supplements for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, pediatric vitamins, and products for pediatric metabolic disorders. The Company’s Enfa family of brands, including Enfamil infant formula, is a brand franchise in pediatric nutrition. Its product portfolio addresses a range of nutritional needs for infants, children and expectant and nursing mothers. The Company markets its portfolio of approximately 70 products to mothers, healthcare professionals and retailers in over 50 countries in Asia, North America, Latin America and Europe.

The Company’s product portfolio, which addresses a range of pediatric nutritional needs, consists of two principal product categories: infant formula and children’s nutrition. The product categories are categorized into approximately five product types: routine infant, solutions, specialty, children’s nutrition and other. Its routine infant formula is intended for healthy consumers while its solutions and specialty products are offered for infants with special nutritional needs. The Company’s children’s’ nutrition products are designed to meet the nutritional needs of children at different stages of development. Its other products include vitamins and supplements.

Routine Infant Formula

The Company designs routine infant formula as a breast milk substitute for full-term infants without special nutritional needs both for the use as the infant’s source of nutrition and as a supplement to breastfeeding. Each product is referred to as a formula, as it is formulated for the specific nutritional needs of an i! nfant at a given age. Its routine infant formulas has over four components: protein from cow’s milk that is processed to have a profile similar to human milk; a blend of vegetable fats, including docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA), to replace bovine milk fat in order to resemble the composition of human milk; a carbohydrate, generally lactose from cow’s milk, and a vitamin and mineral micronutrient pre-mix that is blended into the product to meet the specific needs of the infant at a given age. The Company’s routine infant formula products include Enfamil Premium, Enfapro Premium, Enfamil A+ and Enfalac A+.

Solutions Products

The Company designs several solutions formulas to address common feeding tolerance problems, including spit-up, fussiness, gas and lactose intolerance. Its solutions products include Enfamil Gentlease (for fussiness and gas), Enfamil A.R. (to reduce spit-up), Enfamil ProSobee (a soy-based formula) and Enfamil LactoFree (for lactose intolerance).

Specialty Products

The Company designs specialty formulas to address certain conditions or special medical needs, including Nutramigen (for cow’s milk protein allergies) and Puramino (an amino acid formula for severe cow’s milk protein allergies or multiple other food allergies). The Company designs products, such as Enfamil Premature to meet the needs of premature and low birth weight infants under the supervision of a doctor, most often in the hospital, and EnfaCare, a hypercaloric formula for premature babies at home. It also produces medical foods, or foods for special medical purposes, for nutritional management of individuals with rare, inborn errors of metabolism, such as maple syrup urine disease (Mead Johnson BCAD) and phenylketonuria (Mead Johnson Phenyl-Free). Certain of these products are intended for infants and young children while others are suitable for children and adults.

Children’ s Nutrition Products

The Company designs its ch! ildren’s ! products to meet the nutritional needs of children at different stages of development (such as toddlers and older children). Its children’s nutrition products include Enfagrow, Sustagen and Lactum. These products are not breast milk substitutes and are not designed as a sole source of nutrition but instead are designed to be a part of a child’s diet. The Company also offers milk modifiers (ChocoMilk and Cal-C-Tose).

Other Products

The Company also produces a range of other products, including pre-natal and post-natal nutritional supplements for expectant and nursing mothers, including Expecta and EnfaMama. Its pediatric vitamin products sold in a few geographies, such as Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol, provide a range of benefits for infants, including multivitamins and iron supplements.

The Company competes with Abbott Laboratories, Danone and Nestle.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    On Tuesday, JP Morgan analysts upgraded children’s nutrition company Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN), as they believe the company’s top line growth should be valued more highly than the possible cost headwinds and further Chinese regulations.

    The analysts upgraded MJN from “Neutral” to “Overweight” and see shares reaching $88. This price target suggests a 16% upside to the stock’s Monday closing price of $76.11.

    Mead Johnson Nutrition shares were up 85 cents, or 1.12%, during morning trading on Tuesday. The stock is up 16.71% year-to-date.

Top 10 Computer Hardware Companies To Watch For 2017: Tarena International, Inc.(TEDU)

 

Tarena International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, primarily provides information technology (IT) professional education services through part-time and full-time classes in the Peoples Republic of China. It offers education courses in 11 IT subjects, such as Java, .NET, C++, software testing, PHP, embedded, Android, iOS, Big Data, Web front-end development, and Linux and network engineering; and 3 non-IT subjects comprising digital art, online sales and marketing, and accounting through live distance instruction, classroom-based tutoring, and online learning modules. The company also provides two kid education programs, including Tongcheng and Tongmei. Tarena International, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Beijing, the Peoples Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Tarena International Inc(ADR) (NASDAQ: TEDU) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.03 per share on revenue of $39.35 million.

    Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (US) (NASDAQ: ITRN) is projected to post earnings for the recent quarter.

Top 10 Value Companies To Watch In Right Now: EPR Properties(EPR)

EPR Properties (EPR), incorporated on August 22, 1997, is a self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s investment portfolio includes entertainment, education and recreation properties. The Company’s properties are located in approximately 40 states, the District of Columbia and in the Canadian province of Ontario. The Company operates in four segments: Entertainment, Education, Recreation and Other.

Entertainment

The Company’s Entertainment segment consists of investments in megaplex theatres, entertainment retail centers, family entertainment centers and other retail parcels. The Company’s entertainment properties include approximately 130 megaplex theatre properties located in over 30 states and Ontario, Canada; approximately nine entertainment retail centers (which include over eight additional megaplex theatre properties and approximately one live performance venue) located in Westminster in Colorado, New Rochelle in New York, Burbank in California, Suffolk in Virginia, Charlotte in North Carolina and Ontario in Canada; over seven family entertainment centers located in Illinois, Indiana and Florida; land parcels leased to restaurant and retail operators adjacent to several of the Company’s theatre properties; construction in progress for real estate development for over two megaplex theatres and redevelopment of over two of its existing megaplex theatres, as well as approximately eight other retail redevelopment projects, and undeveloped land inventory.

The Company’s owned real estate portfolio of megaplex theatre properties consists of approximately 10 million square feet and is approximately 100% leased. The Company’s remaining owned entertainment real estate portfolio consists of over 1.8 million square feet and is approximately 87% leased. The combined owned entertainment real estate portfolio consists of over 11.8 million square feet and is approximately 98% leased. It s owned theatre properties are leased to over 15 different t! heatre operators. The Company’s family entertainment center operators offer various entertainment options, including live performance, bowling and bocce ball, as well as an observation deck on the 94th floor of the John Hancock building in downtown Chicago, Illinois.

Education

The Company’s Education segment consists of investments in public charter schools, early education centers and K-12 private schools. The Company’s interests include over 70 public charter school properties located in approximately 20 states and the District of Columbia; approximately 20 early education centers located in over six states; approximately two K-12 private school located in New York and approximately one 5-12 private school located in California, and an interest in construction for real estate development or expansion of over 10 public charter schools, approximately 10 early education centers and over one K-12 private school. The Company’s owned education real esta te portfolio consists of approximately 4.2 million square feet and is approximately 100% leased. The Company has approximately 40 different operators for its owned public charter schools.

Recreation

The Company’s Recreation segment consists of investments in metro ski parks, resorts, waterparks and golf entertainment complexes. Its interests include approximately 10 metro ski parks located in Ohio, Maryland and Pennsylvania, Vermont and Virginia; over five waterparks located in Kansas, Texas and Pennsylvania; approximately 20 golf entertainment complexes in over nine states, and golf entertainment complexes and the development of an indoor waterpark hotel at the Adelaar casino and resort project located in Sullivan County, New York. The Company’s owned recreation real estate portfolio is approximately 100% leased. The Company’s daily attendance ski park model provides outdoor entertainment during the winter. All of the ski parks, as well as its over three owned properties, offers snowmaking capabilities and ! provides ! various terrains and vertical drop options. The Company’s ski parks offer skiing and snowboarding options.

Other

The Company’s other segment consists of construction in progress and land held for development of the casino, golf course, entertainment village and infrastructure related to the Adelaar casino and resort project in Sullivan County, New York. It also includes undeveloped land inventory at its Adelaar casino and resort project in Sullivan County, New York, and mortgage financing related to approximately one sold winery property.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lawrence Meyers]

    I also jumped on the 9% Preferred Series E of an interesting REIT called EPR Properties (EPR), a $2.38 billion trust that owns 114 megaplex movie theaters; nine entertainment retail centers; seven family entertainment centers where one can bowl, enjoy nightlife, or sit atop observational towers; 13 metro ski parks; three water parks; four golf complexes, and 48 public charter schools.

Top 10 Computer Hardware Companies To Watch For 2017: Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated(RGA)

 

Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated engages in reinsurance business. It offers individual and group life and health insurance products, including term life, credit life, universal life, whole life, group life and health, joint and last survivor insurance, critical illness, disability, and longevity products, as well as asset-intensive and financial reinsurance products. The company also provides reinsurance for mortality, morbidity, and lapse risk associated with products; and reinsurance for investment-related risks, as well as develops and markets technology solutions for the insurance industry. It serves life insurance companies in the United States, Latin America, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Chesterfield, Missouri.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By David Sterman]

    My favorite insurers: AIG (NYSE: AIG) (which I discussed a few months ago), Protective Life (NYSE: PL) and Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE: RGA).

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Morgan Stanley downgraded Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) to Equal-Weight.
    UBS downgraded AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX) to Sell.
    Citi upgraded Sealed Air (NYSE: SEE) to Buy.
    Goldman Sachs upgraded Reinsurance Group (NYSE: RGA) to Buy.

Top 10 Computer Hardware Companies To Watch For 2017: Coach, Inc.(COH)

 

Coach, Inc. provides luxury accessories and lifestyle collections in the United States. The company offers handbags, rings, charms, small leather goods, and novelty accessories for women; and business cases, computer bags, messenger-style bags, totes, wallets, card cases, belts, and time management and electronic accessories for men. It also provides footwear products; seasonal lifestyle apparel collections, including outerwear, ready-to-wear, and cold weather accessories, such as gloves, scarves, and hats; jewelries comprising bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings made with sterling silver, leather, and non-precious metals; sunglasses; watches; and fragrances consisting of eau de perfume sprays, eau de toilette sprays, purse sprays, and body lotions. In addition, the company offers weekend and travel accessories, travel bags, and other lifestyle products. Further, it holds licensing rights to market and distribute footwea r, eyewear, watches, and fragrances under the Coach brand name. The company markets its products to consumers through a network of company-operated stores comprising Internet in North America; and Coach-operated stores and concession shop-in-shops in Japan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, South Korea, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Belgium, and the Netherlands. It also sells its products to wholesale customers and distributors in approximately 45 countries. As of June 27, 2015, the company operated 258 Coach retail and 204 Coach outlet leased stores located in North America; 503 Coach-operated concession shop-in-shops within department, retail, and outlet stores internationally; and 54 Stuart Weitzman stores. Coach, Inc. was founded in 1941 and is based in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of Michael Kors gained 3.7% to $49.62 today, and the funny part is that there was no new news on the apparel & accessories retailer today. Nothing at all. I checked Dow Jones Newswires. I checked Google News. I checked Briefing.com. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Bloomberg says Jefferies had a positive note, but the analyst tells me he didn’t write one. FactSet says Piper Jaffray wrote a note on Kors, which seems plausible since Piper’sErinn Murphy wrote a positive one onCoach (COH), another maker of handbags and other accessories, today, but I’ve yet to receive confirmation.

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Coach (COH) is climbing Tuesday, following its upbeat third-quarter report.

    Bloomberg News

    The handbag maker said it earned 44 cents a share on revenue of $1.03 billion. Analysts were looking for earnings of 41 cents on revenue of $1.02 billion.

    The company also reiterated its full-year guidance, as it expects low-single-digit revenue growth.

    Bulls include Cowen & Co.s Oliver Chen, who reiterated an Outperform rating and $46 price target on the stock:

    For Coach brand, N. America sales were $499mm vs. Cowen’s $484mm & Street’s $481mm. Total Coach brand N. America comps were flat y/y vs. Cowen’s -1% in-line with Street. As expected , at POS, sales in N. America department stores declined at a -MSD rate vs. LY given the lack of clearance inventory, while net sales into department stores rose slightly. International sales were $448mm (+7% C/C) vs. Cowen’s $456mm & Street’s $452mm. China sales were -2% (+2% C/C) with +DD growth and positive comp store sales on the Mainland offset in part by continued weakness in Hong Kong & Macau. In Japan, sales rose +7% C/C, despite a decrease in square footage, while dollar sales rose +8%, reflecting the stronger yen. Sales for the remaining directly operated businesses in Asia posted solid growth in C/C but rose slightly in dollars, while Europe remained very strong, growing at a +DD pace driven by both comp store sales and distribution increases .

    Wells Fargos Ike Boruchow reiterated an Outperform rating and raised his valuation range from $45 to $47, from $43 to $45:

    With expectations creeping up into its Q3 print, COH delivered better North American (NA) comps (0% vs. Streets -1.5%) and EPS ($0.44 vs. Streets $0.41) which keeps the bull case firmly on the table as management continues to gain traction on its turnaround efforts. Digging deeper into the improving domestic performance, some key details coming out of th

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Now that the Olympics are underway, we’ll have a chance to see athletes try to leap ever higher bars. Today, we got to watch Coach (COH), which reported better than forecast earnings, fail to make the jump. RBC’sBrian Tunick and Bilun Boyner explain:

Top 10 Computer Hardware Companies To Watch For 2017: Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc.(ALSN)

Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc., incorporated on June 22, 2007, and its subsidiaries design and manufacture commercial and defense fully-automatic transmissions. The Company manufactures fully-automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and medium-and heavy-tactical the United States defense vehicles. The Company operates through manufacture and distribution of fully-automatic transmissions segment. The Company’s transmissions are used in a range of applications, including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (primarily school, transit and hybrid-transit), motorhomes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (energy, mining and construction) and defense vehicles (wheeled and tracked). The Company’s transmissions are sold under the Allison Transmission brand name and remanufactured transmissions are sold under the ReTran brand name. The Company has developed over 100 different models that are used in over 2,500 different vehicle configurations and are compatible with over 500 combinations of engine brands, models and ratings, including diesel, gasoline, natural gas and other alternative fuels.

The Company is a manufacturer of fully-automatic transmissions for the on-highway medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicle market in North America. Its North American on-highway market includes Class 4-5, Class 6-7 and Class 8 straight trucks, conventional transit, shuttle and coach buses, school buses and motorhomes. Class 8 trucks are subdivided into two markets: straight and tractor. The Company sells its transmissions in the North American on-highway market to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). These OEMs, in turn, install the Company’s transmissions in vehicles in which its transmission is either the exclusive transmission available or is specifically requested by end users who are choosing between a manual transmission, an automated manual transmissions (AMT) or a fully-automatic transmission. Off-highway energy applic! ations include hydraulic fracturing equipment, well-stimulation equipment, pumping equipment and well-servicing rigs, which often use a fully-automatic transmission to propel the vehicle and drive auxiliary equipment. It also provides heavy-duty transmissions used in mining trucks, specialty vehicles and construction vehicles. The Company is a manufacturer of fully-automatic transmissions for the commercial vehicle market outside of North America. Within Europe, it serves Western European developed markets, as well as Russian and Eastern European markets, in the refuse, emergency, bus, coach, distribution and utility markets. Off-highway markets in Asia are shared by energy, mining and construction applications.

The Company sells transmissions for medium-and heavy-tactical wheeled vehicle platforms, including the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles, Armored Security Vehicles, Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks, Heavy Equipment Transporters, Palletized Loadin g Systems, M915 Series Trucks, Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacements and the Logistic Vehicle System Replacement. Additionally, the Company supplies transmissions for the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicles and the MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle and for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicles, which is the replacement vehicle for Humvee personnel transport. It also supplies tracked vehicle platforms, the Abrams tank and the M113 family of vehicles, which are sold directly to the United States Department of Defense (DOD). Additionally, it sells parts kits to licensees for the production of transmissions for tracked vehicles manufactured outside North America. The Company has network of approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations to sell, service and support its transmissions.

The Company competes with Ford Motor Company, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Voith GmbH, BAE Systems plc, Caterpillar, Inc., Twin Disc, Inc., Komatsu, Ltd., Volvo, Danyang Winsta r Auto Parts Co., L-3 Communications Corporation and Renk AG! .

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    With a neutral sector rating, we are working on evaluating risks to negative calls, and identifying potential value opportunities. Last week we noted more work might be worthwhile on Wabco Holdings (WBC), Terex, Manitowoc (MTW), and Caterpillar, two of those names have rallied for other reasons but the attractive price made the upside/downside skew up. We remain positive (OW) on Allison Transmission Holdings (ALSN) & United Rentals. Our and consensus 2017Allison Transmission Holdings estimates have fallen by 2% vs. ~15% for the group, while the shares are down 10% since launch. We continue to see United Rentals as the best value in our group…

Top 10 Computer Hardware Companies To Watch For 2017: Helmerich & Payne, Inc.(HP)

 

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. engages in the contract drilling of oil and gas wells. It provides drilling rigs, equipment, personnel, and camps on a contract basis to explore for and develop oil and gas from onshore areas and from fixed platforms, tension-leg platforms, and spars in offshore areas. The company operates through three segments: U.S. Land, Offshore, and International Land. The U.S. Land segment drills primarily in Oklahoma, California, Texas, Wyoming, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Utah, New Mexico, Montana, North Dakota, West Virginia, and Nevada. The Offshore segment has drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico and Equatorial Guinea. The International Land segment conducts drilling operations in Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Mozambique. As of November 12, 2015, the company operated a fleet of 344 land rigs in the United States; 38 international land rigs; and 9 offshore platform rigs. The company also owns, develops, and operates commercial real estate properties; and researches and develops rotary steerable technology. Its real estate investments include a shopping center comprising approximately 441,000 leasable square feet; multi-tenant industrial warehouse properties covering approximately one million leasable square feet; and approximately 210 acres of undeveloped real estate located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Helmerich & Payne, Inc. was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Richard Moroney, Editor, Dow Theory Forecasts]

    Helmerich & Payne (HP) has paid a dividend without interruption since 1959 and raised the distribution in 40 straight years.

    Following a pair of hikes in less than 12 months, Helmerich’s quarterly dividend stands at $0.50 per share, compared to $0.07 per share a year ago.

Top 10 Computer Hardware Companies To Watch For 2017: Wynn Resorts, Limited(WYNN)

 

Wynn Resorts, Limited, together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates destination casino resorts. It operates in two segments, Macau Operations and Las Vegas Operations. The company operates Wynn Macau and Encore at Wynn Macau resort located in the Peoples Republic of China. As of February 13, 2015, its Macau resorts feature had approximately 284,000 square feet of casino space, which offered 24-hour gaming and a range of games with 498 table games and 625 slot machines, private gaming salons, sky casinos, and a poker; 2 luxury hotel towers with a total of 1,008 guest rooms and suites; casual and fine dining in 8 restaurants; approximately 57,000 square feet of retail shopping, including stores and boutiques; approximately 31,000 square feet of space for lounges and meeting facilities; recreation and leisure facilities, including two health clubs, spas, a salon, and a pool; and the Rotunda show. The company als o owned and operated Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn Las Vegas resort with a total of 4,748 hotel rooms, suites, and villas; 232 table games; 1,849 slot machines; a race and sports book and poker room in approximately 186,000 square feet of casino gaming space, including a sky casino and private gaming salons; 34 food and beverage outlets; 2 spas and salons; lounges; and approximately 99,000 square feet of retail shopping space. Its Las Vegas resorts also offer 3 nightclubs and a beach club; a Ferrari and Maserati automobile dealership; wedding chapels; an 18-hole golf course; approximately 290,000 square feet of meeting and convention space; a theater; and two showrooms, as well as a water-based theatrical production and entertainment production. Wynn Resorts, Limited was founded in 2002 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We’ve noted before that for all the attention Macau gets, the real action for casinos these days is in Las Vegas. In a report issued today, Gabelli’s Adam Trivison touts the importance of Nevada for Boyd Gaming (BYD) and MGM Resorts International (MGM), which have large Nevada footprints, and for Wynn Resorts (WYNN) and Las Vegas Sands (LVS), which don’t:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    The top gainers in the index were:

    Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN), up 15.83 percent Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE: FCX), up 13.09 percent

    The top losers in the index were:

Top 10 Computer Hardware Companies To Watch For 2017: NetApp Inc.(NTAP)

NetApp, Inc. engages in the design, manufacturing, marketing, and technical support of networked storage solutions. It supplies enterprise storage and data management software, and hardware products and services. The company offers Data ONTAP, an operating system that supports storage area network (SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS) environments; storage efficiency technologies, including FlexVol, FlexClone, and Deduplication technologies; storage management and application integration software, such as OnCommand management software; fabric-attached storage unified storage systems, which support a range of data for users on various platforms; and virtual storage tier; V-Series network-based virtualization solutions that provide SAN and NAS access to the data stored in heterogeneous storage arrays. It also provides data protection software products, including Snapshot, SnapRestore, SnapVault, and Open Systems SnapVault techologies; MetroCluster products; and SnapMirror data replication solution. In addition, the company offers data retention and archive products, and Flash Cache modules; and storage security products for data security and key management in IP SAN, NAS, and tape backup environments; StorageGRID that enables intelligent data management and secure content retention; and professional services, global support solutions, and customer education and training. It serves energy, financial services, government, high technology, Internet, life sciences and healthcare services, manufacturing, media, entertainment, animation and video postproduction, and telecommunications industries. It offers its products in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Japan. The company was formerly known as Network Appliance, Inc. and changed its name to NetApp, Inc. in March 2008. NetApp, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Analysts expect NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) to post its quarterly earnings at $0.58 per share on revenue of $1.40 billion. NetApp shares rose 0.36 percent to $25.30 in after-hours trading.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) is the only hardware stock to be a top pick. The company commands a 14.9% market share in terms of revenue in the total data storage market, and it derives around 60% of its total revenue from its network attached storage segment. The virtual storage market is a pot of gold valued at $10 billion currently, with NetApp being one of the known players in this market. Deutsche Bank has placed a $50 target on the stock. The consensus stands at $45. Investors are paid a 1.4% dividend.

Top 10 Computer Hardware Companies To Watch For 2017: L.B. Foster Company(FSTR)

 

L.B. Foster Company manufactures, fabricates, and distributes products and services for the rail, construction, energy, and utility markets worldwide. Its Rail Products and Services segment offers new rail primarily for passenger and shortline freight railroads, industrial companies, and rail contractors; used rail; rail accessories, such as bolts, angle bars, and other products; power rail, direct fixation fasteners, coverboards, and special accessories; and trackwork products, as well as engineers and fabricates insulated rail joints and related accessories. This segment also provides friction management products and application systems, railroad condition monitoring equipment, wheel impact load detection, railroad condition monitoring systems, rail anchors and spikes, and wayside data collection and management systems; and concrete railroad ties. In addition, this segment offers telecommunications and security systems; and application engineering solutions. The companys Construction segment sells and rents steel sheet piling, H-bearing pile, and other piling products; manufactures and sells fabricated steel and aluminum products primarily for the highway, bridge, and transit industries; and produces precast concrete buildings, and pre-stressed and precast concrete products. Its Tubular and Energy Services segment supplies pipe coatings for natural gas pipelines and utilities; provides blending, injection, and metering equipment for the oil and gas market; offers upstream test and inspection services; provides precision measurement systems, and tubular management services for the oil and gas market; and produces threaded pipe products for the oil and gas, and industrial water well and irrigation markets. The company markets its products directly, as well as through a network of agents. L.B. Foster Company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, basic materials shares gained by 2.57 percent. Top gainers in the sector included Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) and L.B. Foster Co (NASDAQ: FSTR).