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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019

During these busy times, it pays to stay on top of the latest profit opportunities, and today’s blog post is a great place to start.

After taking a close look at the latest data on institutional buying pressure and each company’s fundamental health, I decided to revise my Portfolio Grader recommendations for 113 big blue chips.

Chances are that you have at least one of these stocks in your portfolio, so you may want to give this list a skim and act accordingly.

This Week’s Ratings Changes:

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Town Sports International Holdings, Inc.(CLUB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB) hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $14.85 and last traded at $14.22, with a volume of 6778 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $14.65.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ClubCoin (CLUB) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the
    Proof of Stake hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was October 21st, 2015. ClubCoin’s total supply is 99,422,559 coins. ClubCoin’s official Twitter account is @clubcoin_co and its Facebook page is accessible here. The official website for ClubCoin is clubcoin.co.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ClubCoin (CURRENCY:CLUB) traded 1.9% higher against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 0:00 AM Eastern on February 2nd. One ClubCoin coin can now be purchased for about $0.37 or 0.00010522 BTC on popular exchanges including Trade Satoshi and YoBit. ClubCoin has a market capitalization of $0.00 and $15,235.00 worth of ClubCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, ClubCoin has traded down 5.3% against the US dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ClubCoin (CURRENCY:CLUB) traded up 18.2% against the dollar during the one day period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on July 20th. One ClubCoin coin can now be purchased for about $0.66 or 0.00009000 BTC on exchanges. In the last seven days, ClubCoin has traded up 41.8% against the dollar. ClubCoin has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $11,282.00 worth of ClubCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ClubCoin (CURRENCY:CLUB) traded up 24.9% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 10:00 AM Eastern on August 28th. One ClubCoin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $0.63 or 0.00008900 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. In the last seven days, ClubCoin has traded 78.8% higher against the dollar. ClubCoin has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $67,516.00 worth of ClubCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: GSE Systems, Inc.(GVP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GSE Systems (NYSEAMERICAN:GVP) SVP Daniel Warren Pugh sold 4,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.75, for a total value of $16,500.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 51,613 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $193,548.75. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ostrum Asset Management lifted its holdings in shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) by 214.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 17,386 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 11,857 shares during the period. Ostrum Asset Management’s holdings in Applied Materials were worth $967,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Crude oil prices continue to remain in focus after Brent crude hit $80.00 per barrel. The benchmark crude touched $80.00, as markets are concerned about the impact renewed Iranian sanctions will have on global supply. French oil giant Total announced Wednesday that it was abandoning a gas project in Iran after failing to obtain a waiver from the Trump administration to do business in Iran. The sanctions are expected to decline global output at a time that OPEC is already working diligently to push oil prices higher by containing excessive global production.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: JCP, BABA, F, KR
    Shares of JCPenney (NYSE: JCP) are ticking higher after its earnings report before the bell. Yesterday, retail companies were stunned by the 11% jump for its rival Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) stock thanks to a strong first-quarter report. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) is generating a lot of buzz as investors monitor trade relations between the United States and China. BABA stock had slumped by 18% thanks to trade restrictions on Chinese companies. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) announced it will restart production of its popular F-150 pickup truck at its Dearborn, Mich., facility. The company recently suspended operations after a fire damaged supplies needed for manufacturing. The F-150 is the most popular consumer vehicle in the United States. In an effort to beat back the growth of Wal-Mart and Amazon, grocery giant Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced a deal to purchase a 5% stake in British online supermarket Ocado. The deal will allow Kroger to utilize the UK firm’s warehouse automation technology in the United States and improve its supply chain costs. Look for additional earnings reports from Applied Materials Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAT), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), The Children’s Place Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCE), Teekay Corp. (NYSE: TK), and Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM).

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    ReTo Eco-Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: RETO) fell 9.3 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) shares fell 8.5 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.53 percent on Thursday.
    Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) fell 7.5 percent to $47.10 in pre-market trading. Nordstrom reported upbeat results for its first quarter. Comparable-store sales rose 0.6 percent.
    Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) shares fell 6 percent to $263.00 in pre-market trading. Baidu disclosed that its COO Qi Lu will step down in July 2018.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares fell 5.6 percent to $8.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.88 percent on Thursday.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) fell 5 percent to $51.30 in pre-market trading. Applied Materials reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) fell 5 percent to $7.61 in pre-market trading after rising 11.40 percent on Thursday.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $255.77 in pre-market trading.
    Vascular Biogenics Ltd (NASDAQ: VBLT) fell 4.6 percent to $2.10 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) fell 3.3 percent to $37.60 in pre-market trading. Campbell Soup reported upbeat Q3 earnings, but sales missed estimates. The company also lowered its FY18 outlook.
    ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAD) shares fell 2.7 percent to $17.65 in pre-market trading after reporting a 7.2 million common stock offering

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) fell to 16.35 million shares. The previous reading was 18.30 million. Shares were trading at $45.20, in a 52-week range of $41.94 to $62.40.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (ITHUF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    It’s not even just a Canadian problem. iAnthus Capital Holdings (NASDAQOTH:ITHUF), a vertically integrated cannabis dispensary with a focus on the U.S. market, recently closed on its purchase of MPX Bioceutical. This roughly $600 million deal increases the number of states iAnthus has access to from six to 11, and lifts its retail license count to 63. But take a gander at its most recent quarterly filing and you’ll see that CA$7.2 million in goodwill has not so magically transformed into CA$75.9 million in goodwill over a nine-month period, through Sept. 30, 2018. This represents 55% of the company’s total assets.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Marijuana grower

    Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE:CGC) $5.8 billion
      Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: ACBFF) $2.9 billion
      Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY) $2.3 billion
      Aphria (NASDAQOTH: APHQF) $1.9 billion
      MedMen Enterprises (NASDAQOTH: MMNFF) $1.3 billion
      Cronos Group (NASDAQ: CRON) $1 billion
      The Green Organic Dutchman (NASDAQOTH: TGODF) $1 billion
      The Hydropothecary (NASDAQOTH: HYYDF) $728 million
      CannTrust Holdings (NASDAQOTH: CNTTF) $513 million
      Organigram Holdings (NASDAQOTH: OGRMF) $509 million
      Marimed (NASDAQOTH: MRMD) $472 million
      TerrAscend (NASDAQOTH: TRSSF) $398 million
      Auxly Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: CBWTF) $368 million
      iAnthus Capital Holdings (NASDAQOTH: ITHUF) $367 million
      Medical Marijuana (NASDAQOTH: MJNA) $330 million
      CV Sciences (NASDAQOTH: CVSI) $299 million
      Emerald Health Therapeutics (NASDAQOTH: EMHTF) $287 million
      Supreme Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: SPRWF) $277 million
      Smart Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: SCNA) $276 million
      MPX Bioceutical (NASDAQOTH: MPXEF) $234 million
      AusCann Group Holdings (NASDAQOTH: ACNNF) $223 million
      Liberty Health Sciences (NASDAQOTH: LHSIF) $213 million

    Biotech

  • [By Sean Williams]

    For instance, iAnthus Capital Holding (NASDAQOTH:ITHUF) recently completed the largest U.S. deal to date by purchasing MPX Bioceutical for around $600 million. (This deal will be eclipsed by MedMen’s purchase of PharmaCann, once that deal closes.) Though it’s unclear what sort of premium iAnthus paid for MPX Bioceutical as of yet, a quick glance at iAnthus Capital’s balance sheet shows that 55% of its total assets are currently tied up in goodwill. Since the dispensary space will presumably have plenty of competition, it’s unclear if iAnthus (or other acquisition-hungry dispensaries) will be able to recoup the premium it’s paid to buy other businesses. This leaves the door open for hefty future writedowns.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: United Microelectronics Corporation(UMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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    UMC – United Microelectronics Corporation: UMC Shareholders Elect 14th Term of Directors at Annual Shareholders Meeting (twst.com) UPDATE: Bernstein Upgrades United Microelectronics (UMC) to Market Perform (streetinsider.com) UMC’s new burn center fills three-decade need in New Orleans (neworleanscitybusiness.com) Community breakfast at Sparta UMC is open to all (mlive.com) Shopper News blog: Beaver Ridge UMC youth — ‘we’re there to help’ (knoxnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently commented on UMC. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded shares of UMC from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $2.10 to $2.60 in a research report on Sunday. ValuEngine cut shares of UMC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. UMC presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $2.60.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of United Microelectronics Corp (NYSE:UMC) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and five have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $2.19.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    United Microelectronics Corp. (NYSE: UMC) is a semiconductor company based in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

    Founded as Taiwan’s first semiconductor company in 1980, UMC is best known for manufacturing integrated circuits used by larger semiconductor companies like Nvidia Corp. (Nasdaq: NVDA) in their products.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.(ETE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Like last quarter, Energy Transfer Partners delivered strong earnings and cash flow growth. Because of that, the company was able to cover its jaw-dropping 12.4%-yielding distribution by a healthy 1.15 times. That slight decline from the year-ago quarter was caused by parent company Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE) significantly reducing its support. For a better comparison, the coverage ratio would have still been a solid 1.1 in this year’s first quarter without any assistance from Energy Transfer Equity, while it would have been a worrisome 0.98 in the year-ago period without the parent company’s help. That improvement is exactly what investors wanted to see this quarter.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This MLP brings the potential for solid growth and income. Energy Transfer Equity LP (NYSE: ETE) owns the general partner and 100% of the incentive distribution rights (IDRs) of Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco. The company also owns Lake Charles LNG. On a consolidated basis, the family of companies owns and operates a diverse portfolio of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil and refined products assets, as well as retail and wholesale motor fuel operations and liquefied natural gas terminaling.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on shares of Energy Transfer Equity LP Unit (NYSE:ETE) in a report released on Monday morning, MarketBeat reports. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $23.00 target price on the pipeline company’s stock.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: VSE Corporation(VSEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stantec (NYSE: STN) and VSE (NASDAQ:VSEC) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) will increase its dividend forward yield by 10.26%, VSE Corp. (Nasdaq: VSEC) will increase its dividend payout by 14.29%, and PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: PNC) will increase its dividend payout by 26.67%.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Rich Smith, and Daniel Miller]

    In the spirit of Lynch’s investment principles, we asked three of our Motley Fool investors to each highlight a stock Wall Street isn’t paying much attention to, but could be a great investment. Here’s a brief look at their selections: WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC), Control4 (NASDAQ:CTRL), and VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC). 

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: AVG Technologies N.V.(AVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    FinnCap cut shares of Avingtrans (LON:AVG) to a corporate rating in a research report report published on Monday.

    Shares of LON:AVG opened at GBX 223 ($2.97) on Monday. Avingtrans has a one year low of GBX 174.11 ($2.32) and a one year high of GBX 260 ($3.46).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MDGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) shares surged 144.96 percent to close at $265.61 on Thursday 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) shares rose 101.01 percent to close at $9.99 on Thursday after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) jumped 45.58 percent to close at $0.474. 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.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) gained 40.93 percent to close at $3.03 after the FDA approved Kitov's Consensi for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and hypertension.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 28.21 percent to close at $19.86.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) climbed 26.45 percent to close at $7.84 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) shares climbed 21.93 percent to close at $2.78 in reaction to an encouraging FDA update. The biotechnology company that focuses on therapies for the treatment of cancer said the FDA granted a Fast Track designation for fimepinostat (CUDC-907) in patients with relapsed or refractory.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 21.23 percent to close at $7.48.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) rose 16.21 percent to close at $12.83 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO) jumped 16.2 percent to close at $79.25 as the company announced plans to acquire Dunbar Armored for $520 million in cash.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) rose 15.14 percent to c
  • [By Sean Williams, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    In recent weeks, a couple of under-the-radar players have wowed Wall Street. Less than three weeks ago, Madrigal Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MDGL) reported top-line results from its 36-week phase 2 study involving MGL-3196 as a treatment for NASH. Overall, Madrigal’s liver biopsy results showed that 70% of patients with a more than 30% fat reduction at week 12 demonstrated a greater than two-point reduction in their NAFLD Activity Score by the 36th week. That was more than double the 32% of patients that demonstrated a similar response by taking the placebo. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:MDGL) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Traders acquired 1,068 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,404% compared to the typical daily volume of 71 call options.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure Trust(BUI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst (NYSE:BUI) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, October 1st, NASDAQ reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.121 per share by the real estate investment trust on Wednesday, October 31st. This represents a $1.45 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.26%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 12th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media stories about Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst (NYSE:BUI) have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst earned a media sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.3004100251897 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst (NYSE:BUI) declared a monthly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st, NASDAQ reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of 0.121 per share by the real estate investment trust on Friday, August 31st. This represents a $1.45 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 14th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst (NYSE:BUI) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst earned a news impact score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.4349959781156 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. lifted its position in shares of Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst (NYSE:BUI) by 23.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 41,436 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 7,911 shares during the quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. owned approximately 0.24% of Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst worth $829,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2019

Fonar Co. (NASDAQ:FONR) Treasurer Raymond V. Damadian sold 900 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.68, for a total value of $22,212.00. Following the completion of the sale, the treasurer now directly owns 121,852 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,007,307.36. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

NASDAQ FONR opened at $24.90 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $158.30 million, a P/E ratio of 7.81 and a beta of 2.17. Fonar Co. has a 12 month low of $21.10 and a 12 month high of $33.90.

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in FONR. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in Fonar by 38.3% in the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 202,153 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $6,024,000 after buying an additional 55,962 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in Fonar by 3,420.9% in the 1st quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 46,934 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $1,398,000 after buying an additional 45,601 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in Fonar by 12.3% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 348,576 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $9,255,000 after buying an additional 38,123 shares during the last quarter. Polar Asset Management Partners Inc. raised its position in Fonar by 28.3% in the 1st quarter. Polar Asset Management Partners Inc. now owns 155,000 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $4,619,000 after buying an additional 34,200 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in Fonar by 318.2% in the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 35,498 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $1,057,000 after buying an additional 27,009 shares during the last quarter. 52.67% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Suncor Energy Inc.(SU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Schneider Electric SE (EPA:SU) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fifteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and eight have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is €81.00 ($94.19).

  • [By Todd Campbell, Jamal Carnette, CFA, and Nicholas Rossolillo]

    To figure out which holdings might be the best stocks to buy today, we asked three Motley Fool contributors to take a closer look at Berkshire’s holdings and then give us their ideas. Here’s why they think Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) could be top stocks to buy now. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Addenda Capital Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Suncor Energy Inc. (NYSE:SU) (TSE:SU) by 97.0% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 3,121,057 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,536,736 shares during the quarter. Suncor Energy accounts for about 4.4% of Addenda Capital Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 5th largest holding. Addenda Capital Inc. owned approximately 0.19% of Suncor Energy worth $117,176,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Canadian integrated oil giant Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) was one of the hardest-hit, with its stock price falling almost 35% over that period even as it continued to generate significant cash flows. 

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Even though Canadian oil giant Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) has been a cash-generating machine for its investors in recent quarters, the company continues to struggle with one of its premier assets: Syncrude. The oil-sands mining and upgrading facilities for this massive project in Alberta have been shut down or not running at full capacity several times over the past few years, and it is keeping Suncor from realizing its full potential.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: City Holding Company(CHCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: First Financial Corporation Indiana(THFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of First Financial (NASDAQ:THFF) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report released on Thursday.

    Other equities analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research raised First Financial from a sell rating to a buy rating and set a $51.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, June 28th. ValuEngine raised First Financial from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 26th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP decreased its holdings in shares of First Financial Co. Indiana (NASDAQ:THFF) by 12.6% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 20,900 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 3,000 shares during the quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP’s holdings in First Financial Co. Indiana were worth $869,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    First Financial Co. Indiana (NASDAQ:THFF) declared a semiannual dividend on Thursday, May 17th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Friday, June 15th will be given a dividend of 0.51 per share by the bank on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a dividend yield of 2.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 14th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of First Financial Co. Indiana (NASDAQ:THFF) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Wednesday morning.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Nuveen Preferred Income Opportunites Fund(JPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about Nuveen Preferred & Income Oprtnts Fnd (NYSE:JPC) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nuveen Preferred & Income Oprtnts Fnd earned a media sentiment score of 0.42 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.1302177844966 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Nuveen Preferred & Income Oprtnts Fnd (NYSE:JPC) announced a monthly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st, NASDAQ reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of 0.061 per share by the financial services provider on Tuesday, September 4th. This represents a $0.73 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.75%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 14th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Hollencrest Capital Management decreased its stake in Nuveen Preferred & Income Oprtnts Fnd (NYSE:JPC) by 30.9% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 21,587 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 9,649 shares during the period. Hollencrest Capital Management’s holdings in Nuveen Preferred & Income Oprtnts Fnd were worth $200,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.(ETE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Energy Transfer Equity LP Unit (NYSE:ETE) was upgraded by analysts at US Capital Advisors from a hold rating to an overweight rating.

    Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP) was upgraded by analysts at US Capital Advisors from a hold rating to an overweight rating.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Energy Transfer Equity LP Unit (NYSE:ETE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Thursday.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This MLP brings the potential for solid growth and income. Energy Transfer Equity LP (NYSE: ETE) owns the general partner and 100% of the incentive distribution rights (IDRs) of Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco. The company also owns Lake Charles LNG. On a consolidated basis, the family of companies owns and operates a diverse portfolio of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil and refined products assets, as well as retail and wholesale motor fuel operations and liquefied natural gas terminaling.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Delphi Financial Group Inc’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Delphi+Financial+Group+Inc

    These are the top 5 holdings of Delphi Financial Group IncTwo Harbors Investment Corp (TWO) – 3,751,809 shares, 23.18% of the total portfolio. Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE) – 2,979,000 shares, 20.1% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 91.45%Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) – 2,690,074 shares, 20.02% of the total portfolio. TPG Specialty Lending Inc (TSLX) – 1,482,024 shares, 10.4% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 4.83%Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc (BXMT) – 773,226 shares, 9.5% of the total portfolio. Shares added b

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on shares of Energy Transfer Equity LP Unit (NYSE:ETE) in a report released on Monday morning, MarketBeat reports. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $23.00 target price on the pipeline company’s stock.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Nuveen New York Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund(NAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nuveen New York Dividend Advntg Mncpl Fd (NYSE:NAN) announced a monthly dividend on Tuesday, October 2nd, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Monday, October 15th will be given a dividend of 0.048 per share by the financial services provider on Thursday, November 1st. This represents a $0.58 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.69%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 12th.

Top Energy Stocks To Own Right Now

SEOUL — South Korea’s headline consumer-price index rose a faster-than-expected pace of 1.4% in February, with inflation rebounding from the prior month’s 17-month low.

The reading was up from January’s 1.0% pace, according to Seoul’s statistical office. The latest figure beat a median market forecast for a 1.2% gain for February.

The higher prices of housing rents and vegetables were largely behind the latest pickup in inflation, officials said.

Compared with the prior month, the index rose 0.8% in February, also beating market expectations for a 0.5% increase. In January, the index had gained 0.4% sequentially.

Core CPI, which strips out volatile energy and food prices, rose 1.2% in February from a year ago, following a 1.1% increase in the prior month. It gained 0.4% sequentially in February, up from a 0.2% gain in January.

Top Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.(ETE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    On Energy Transfer Equity’s(NYSE:ETE) first-quarter conference call, the company’s management team provided investors with a unique glimpse of what’s going on behind the scenes. One of the things they’re working on is the acquisition of namesake MLP Energy Transfer Partners. CEO Kelcy Warren said on the call that the companies have “looked at every scenario possible to us” and that the only one that makes mathematical sense is for Energy Transfer Equity to buy its MLP. That transaction would not only simplify the company’s corporate structure but could enable Energy Transfer to resume growing its 7.1% yielding distribution.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Energy Transfer Equity LP Unit (NYSE: ETE) and Western Gas Equity Partners (NYSE:WGP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Midstream giant Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE) has been excruciatingly volatile over the past few years. At one point, units of the master limited partnership (MLP) lost more than 80% of their value, and they are currently about 50% below their peak. While the volatility has moderated somewhat this year — with units flat overall — they’ve still been all over the map, up almost 10% at one point before plunging double-digits and then recovering.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Energy Transfer Equity LP Unit (NYSE:ETE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Thursday.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Like last quarter, Energy Transfer Partners delivered strong earnings and cash flow growth. Because of that, the company was able to cover its jaw-dropping 12.4%-yielding distribution by a healthy 1.15 times. That slight decline from the year-ago quarter was caused by parent companyEnergy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE)significantly reducing its support. For a better comparison, the coverage ratio would have still been a solid 1.1 in this year’s first quarter without any assistance from Energy Transfer Equity, while it would have been a worrisome 0.98 in the year-ago period without the parent company’s help. That improvement isexactly what investors wanted to see this quarter.

Top Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Farmers National Banc Corp.(FMNB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Farmers National Banc (NASDAQ:FMNB)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by equities researchers at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a note issued to investors on Thursday. They presently have a $18.00 price target on the bank’s stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods’ price target would indicate a potential upside of 21.62% from the company’s previous close.

Top Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    In the first three months of the year, Bridgewater unloaded more than $2 billion worth of shares in three big emerging market ETFs: the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM), its cheaper counterpart the iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG), and the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO). The combined 45 million shares were the largest sales by the money manager in the period.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Emerging markets stocks had a strong showing, with theiShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEMKT:EEM) moving up 1.4%. Retail stocks retreated; theSPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEMKT:XRT) lost 1.1%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cabot Wealth Management Inc. raised its stake in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:EEM) by 10.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 31,676 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 2,946 shares during the quarter. Cabot Wealth Management Inc.’s holdings in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF were worth $1,529,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's "Options Action", Dan Nathan spoke about an unusual options activity in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index (ETF) (NYSE: EEM). He said the put options volume was pretty high on Wednesday. Puts outnumbered calls 2 to 1.

  • [By ]

    The MSCI Emerging Market Index is positing an incredible run. Its on its longest-ever streak without a 10% decline, Bloomberg notes. Thats helping power the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSE:EEM) well ahead of the S&P 500 to start the year.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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Stocks closed out the second week of 2017 with a whimper, as major indexes ended near flat. The big banks kicked off earnings, but theDow Jones Industrial Average barely flinched, finishing essentially where it started, while theS&P 500gained slightly.

Today’s market
IndexPercentage ChangePoint Change

Dow Jones -0.03% -5.27
S&P 500 0.18% 4.20

Source: Yahoo! Finance.

Among ETFs making moves today wasSPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF(NYSEMKT:KRE), which finished up 1.1% on upbeat reports from the big banks. Elsewhere, theDirexion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x ETF(NYSEMKT:NUGT) ticked up 1.6% as gold prices continue to increase.

As for individual stocks,Wells Fargo(NYSE:WFC) was the leader among the big banks that posted earnings today, which also includedJPMorgan ChaseandBank of America.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Alcatel Lucent(ALU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about Alcatel Lucent (NYSE:ALU) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Alcatel Lucent earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 45.9413628150958 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Eaton Vance California Municipal Bond Fund II(EIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eaton Vance California Municpl Bnd Fd II (NYSEAMERICAN:EIA) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, June 4th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 22nd will be given a dividend of 0.0442 per share by the closed-end fund on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $0.53 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.89%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 21st.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.(ETE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Energy Transfer Equity LP Unit (NYSE:ETE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Thursday.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    On Energy Transfer Equity’s(NYSE:ETE) first-quarter conference call, the company’s management team provided investors with a unique glimpse of what’s going on behind the scenes. One of the things they’re working on is the acquisition of namesake MLP Energy Transfer Partners. CEO Kelcy Warren said on the call that the companies have “looked at every scenario possible to us” and that the only one that makes mathematical sense is for Energy Transfer Equity to buy its MLP. That transaction would not only simplify the company’s corporate structure but could enable Energy Transfer to resume growing its 7.1% yielding distribution.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One reason investors are worried that Energy Transfer might need to reduce its distribution is that the company barely generates enough cash flow to support it without the help of its parent Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE). In 2017, Energy Transfer Partners produced $4.19 billion in distributable cash flow and would have paid out $4.15 billion to investors if it wasn’t for the fact that Energy Transfer Equity relinquished its rights to $656 million of that cash. While that support boosted the distribution coverage ratio from a tight 1.0 times to a more comfortable 1.2 times, it was only a temporary fix since Energy Transfer Equity’s support will diminish significantly in 2018 before declining further in 2019 and 2020.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Energy Transfer Equity LP Unit (NYSE: ETE) and Western Gas Equity Partners (NYSE:WGP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and dividends.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.(IBKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Compass Point started coverage on shares of Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) in a research note published on Tuesday. The brokerage issued a neutral rating and a $74.00 price target on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation takes effect May 25, and Steve Sanders, the executive vice president of marketing and product development at Interactive Brokers (NASDAQ: IBKR), described it as the “bane of my existence.” Compliance with the regulations is taking resources from other products at the online brokerage, he said.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

    Get Interactive Brokers Group alerts:

    What Could Attract Investors to Interactive Brokers (finance.yahoo.com) Reviewing Charles Schwab (SCHW) and Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) (americanbankingnews.com) Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) Presents At Sandler O’Neill’s Global Exchange And Brokerage Conference – Slideshow (seekingalpha.com) Should You Invest In The Financial Stock Interactive Brokers Group Inc (NASDAQ:IBKR)? (finance.yahoo.com) Interactive Brokers Welcomes New Bond Disclosure Rules (finance.yahoo.com)

    Shares of Interactive Brokers Group traded up $1.20, reaching $71.38, during midday trading on Friday, according to MarketBeat Ratings. 1,131,168 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 859,815. The stock has a market cap of $29.39 billion, a PE ratio of 46.65, a PEG ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 0.95. Interactive Brokers Group has a one year low of $36.23 and a one year high of $80.32.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao(CBD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 28.8 percent to $4.03 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for expanded indications for its Senhance Surgical System.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) rose 15.6 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading.
    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição (NYSE: CBD) rose 13.2 percent to $24.20 in pre-market trading.
    ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) rose 12.2 percent to $21.65 in pre-market trading. Alibaba and Cainiao agreed to make strategic investment in ZTO Express of $1.38 billion.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) rose 10.8 percent to $2.05 in pre-market trading.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares rose 9.6 percent to $42.68 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) shares rose 9.1 percent to $6.00 in pre-market trading.
    Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) rose 8.4 percent to $108.00 in pre-market trading.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares rose 7 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) rose 5.9 percent to $10.61 in pre-market trading.
    Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO) rose 5.9 percent to $5.04 in pre-market trading.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) rose 5.5 percent to $3.27 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) rose 5.5 percent to $3.68 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.44 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares rose 5.4 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE: CBD) and Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc Class B (OTCMKTS:ANCUF) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Blackrock Municipal Bond Trust(BBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about BlackRock Municipal Bond Trust (NYSE:BBK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. BlackRock Municipal Bond Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.5280376576675 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Doliver Capital Advisors LP trimmed its stake in shares of Blackrock Municipal Bond Trust (NYSE:BBK) by 26.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 10,260 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 3,598 shares during the quarter. Doliver Capital Advisors LP owned about 0.10% of Blackrock Municipal Bond Trust worth $147,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: New York & Company Inc.(NWY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Monday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cache (OTCMKTS: CACH) and New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    After looking at this week’s penny stock gainers, we’ll give you that leg up with one of our top-rated penny stocks from our proprietary stock ranking system…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price (March 26) Last Week’s Gain
    Cartesian Inc. (OTCMKTS: CRTN) $0.39 170.69%
    Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. (Nasdaq: OMEX) $8.76 135.90%
    iFresh Inc. (Nasdaq: IFMK) $8.25 64.64%
    China Auto Logistics Inc. (Nasdaq: CALI) $4.68 47.43%
    National American University Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: NAUH) $1.20 39.29%
    Document Security Systems Inc. (NYSE: DSS) $1.58 33.91%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $0.77 33.90%
    CareDx Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNA) $7.49 29.88%
    Mediwound Ltd. (Nasdaq: MDWD) $5.10 26.51%
    New York & Co. Inc. (NYSE: NWY) $3.37 26.35%

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    New York & Company (NYSE:NWY) will announce its earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, May 24th.

    New York & Company (NYSE:NWY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 22nd. The specialty retailer reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter. New York & Company had a return on equity of 7.97% and a net margin of 0.61%. The company had revenue of $278.71 million for the quarter. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.06) earnings per share.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index Fund(ADRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index (NASDAQ:ADRE) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, June 18th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 19th will be given a dividend of 0.2285 per share on Tuesday, July 31st. This represents a $0.91 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.15%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 18th. This is a positive change from BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.00851.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Methanex Corporation(MEOH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Methanex Co. (NASDAQ:MEOH) (TSE:MX) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the fifteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $68.95.

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Methanex Corporation (NASDAQ: MEOH) has experienced some recent weakness, but according to the chart below the stock is still in a clear uptrend. Since experiencing a bullish crossover on March 16 following some consolidation, the stock is up 20 percent. Look out for its next earnings report on April 26. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Advisors Preferred LLC bought a new stake in shares of Methanex (NASDAQ:MEOH) (TSE:MX) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 1,703 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $103,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ: PEIX) and Methanex (NASDAQ:MEOH) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board cut its holdings in shares of Methanex Co. (NASDAQ:MEOH) (TSE:MX) by 6.2% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 15,064 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 992 shares during the period. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board’s holdings in Methanex were worth $912,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Image Sensing Systems, Inc.(ISNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) shares dropped 26 percent to $3.5001 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and Image Sensing Systems (NASDAQ:ISNS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) shares dropped 26 percent to $3.5001 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now

Small cap medical technology stock Pulse Biosciences (NASDAQ: PLSE) is nowthe most shorted stock on the Nasdaq with short interest of 60.14% according to Highshortinterest.com. Pulse Biosciences is a medical technology company developing a therapeutic tissue treatment platform based on Nano-Pulse Stimulation, a proprietary cell signaling technology. Nano-Pulse Stimulation is a non-thermal, precise, focal drug-free tissue treatment technology that directly affects the cell membrane and intracellular structures to stimulate unique behaviors in cells. NPS can initiate a cell death process that allows for the treatment of tissue cells with minimal inflammatory response which improves healing outcomes and supports the replacement of treated tissue cells with healthy tissue cells. In cancerous lesions, NPS has been shown in preclinical models to induce immunogenic cell death (ICD) exposing the unique antigens of the treated cells to the immune system, resulting in the generation of cytotoxic T-cells and the mounting of an adaptive immune response targeted against those cells. Pulse Biosciences is investigating a variety of applications for its technology that exploits the technologys unique biologic effect, including immuno-oncology, dermatology and veterinary medicine.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Aethlon Medical, Inc.(AEMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Penny Stocks Current Share Price (as of Jan. 5) Jan. 2-5 Gain (as of Jan. 5)
    My Size Inc. (Nasdaq: MYSZ) $1.66 152.28%
    Cytori Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTX) $0.47 89.52%
    DelMar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: DMPI) $1.675 58.02%
    CAS Medical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CASM) $1.09 55.71%
    China HGS Real Estate Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSH) $1.83 47.58%
    Aethlon Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD) $1.56 43.12%
    Midatech Pharma Plc. (Nasdaq: MTP) $1.23 43.01%
    Comstock Holding Cos. Inc. (Nasdaq: CHCI) $1.87 36.5%
    Cenveo Inc. (Nasdaq: CVO) $1.20 31.82%
    EV Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: EVEP) $0.6844 31.62%

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Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: First Financial Corporation Indiana(THFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    First Financial Co. Indiana (NASDAQ:THFF) declared a semiannual dividend on Thursday, May 17th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Friday, June 15th will be given a dividend of 0.51 per share by the bank on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a dividend yield of 2.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 14th.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Allot Communications Ltd.(ALLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Allot Communications (NASDAQ:ALLT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Allot Communications (NASDAQ: ALLT) and Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Allot Communications (NASDAQ:ALLT) will be posting its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, May 8th. Analysts expect Allot Communications to post earnings of ($0.10) per share for the quarter.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc.(CNSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Consolidated Communications (CNSL)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL) is one of 74 public companies in the “Telephone communication, except radio” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Consolidated Communications to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.(ETE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    D.A. Davidson & CO. reduced its stake in Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE) by 10.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 46,328 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 5,550 shares during the period. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in Energy Transfer Equity were worth $658,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Management teams tend to be very coy about what they’re working on behind closed doors. Energy Transfer Equity’s (NYSE:ETE) leadership, on the other hand, was very transparent about what’s going on behind the scenes during the company’s first-quarter conference call. They openly answered analysts’ questions, which provided investors with an interesting glimpse into what’s ahead.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One reason investors are worried that Energy Transfer might need to reduce its distribution is that the company barely generates enough cash flow to support it without the help of its parent Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE). In 2017, Energy Transfer Partners produced $4.19 billion in distributable cash flow and would have paid out $4.15 billion to investors if it wasn’t for the fact that Energy Transfer Equity relinquished its rights to $656 million of that cash. While that support boosted the distribution coverage ratio from a tight 1.0 times to a more comfortable 1.2 times, it was only a temporary fix since Energy Transfer Equity’s support will diminish significantly in 2018 before declining further in 2019 and 2020.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Like last quarter, Energy Transfer Partners delivered strong earnings and cash flow growth. Because of that, the company was able to cover its jaw-dropping 12.4%-yielding distribution by a healthy 1.15 times. That slight decline from the year-ago quarter was caused by parent companyEnergy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE)significantly reducing its support. For a better comparison, the coverage ratio would have still been a solid 1.1 in this year’s first quarter without any assistance from Energy Transfer Equity, while it would have been a worrisome 0.98 in the year-ago period without the parent company’s help. That improvement isexactly what investors wanted to see this quarter.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: MYR Group Inc.(MYRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of MYR Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYRG) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the ten analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $35.83.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
    Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)

Energy Transfer Equity LP Provides a Glimpse at What's Going on Behind the Scenes

Management teams tend to be very coy about what they’re working on behind closed doors. Energy Transfer Equity’s (NYSE:ETE) leadership, on the other hand, was very transparent about what’s going on behind the scenes during the company’s first-quarter conference call. They openly answered analysts’ questions, which provided investors with an interesting glimpse into what’s ahead.

We have our eyes on an acquisition

Energy Transfer Equity and its MLP Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP) have a long history of making acquisitions to expand their energy infrastructure empire. In fact, Energy Transfer Equity already has its sights set on its next target: NuStar GP Holdings (NYSE:NSH), which controls MLPNuStar Energy (NYSE:NS). That interest led an analyst on the call to ask if the company could provide any more details.

A person in a hardhat standing near a stack of pipelines.

Image source: Getty Images.

CEO Kelcy Warren took this one and stated “asyou know, we sent a letter offering to acquire NSH. And as you know, the company responded saying that they were not interested in that. And then we followed up to provide some more clarity in a letter.” He further stated that “we think the assets fit us extremely well. And we think more money could be made from those assets.” However, “we have made it very clear to management of NuStar that we would not do anything hostile. But we did want to strongly express our interest, and we have done so.” The company went public with its offer to give NuStar’s investors the opportunity to weigh in on this potential alternative to the company’s current plan, which would see NuStar Energy acquire NuStar GP Holding. However, as much as Energy Transfer would like to buy NuStar, it won’t force the issue, having learned its lesson from an ill-fated hostile attempt to acquire Williams Companies.

We’re evaluating some structural changes

NuStar’s decision to simplify its corporate structure is just the latest in a series of similar transactions by other energy infrastructure companies. Energy Transfer has also said that it would likely pursue that path in the future. When asked on the call what that might look like, CEO Kelcy Warren stated “as far as the simplification… it would most certainly be a structure whereby ETE acquires ETP. We’ve looked at every scenario possible to us. And we don’t see any mathematical scenario that makes any sense other than that one.” While the company isn’t ready to pull the trigger on that deal just yet, it seems as though it will at some point.

However, he did rule out the possibility that the company would also roll up its other MLP Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN). He said that “we’re very pleased with what we’re seeing at SUN as far as the growth that they will be directing that MLP into. And as you know, SUN is younger in the IDR life.” Because of that “for the reasonable future, we don’t see that being rolled up.”

We’re not going private

Given that the company is evaluating structural changes, an analyst on the call asked if it was considering a potential go-private transaction sinceone is in the works at Boardwalk Pipeline Partners. The CEO answered by saying “we have actually looked at that several times. We will continue to look at a go-private move.” However, “It never makes the cut… we just can’t seem to make the math work. But those are some of the things that we’re constantly analyzing.”

Two people shaking hands with an energy facility in the background.

Image source: Getty Images.

This is most important to us

Earlier this year, Energy Transfer Partners elected to keep its distribution flat even though earnings and cash flow are rising sharply because it wanted to retain cash to help fund expansion projects and pay down debt. Energy Transfer Equity, meanwhile, just pressed pause on its distribution growth plan even though it has ample room to increase the payout. Those decisions led an analyst on the call to ask when the company might restart distribution growth. CFO Tom Long took this one by saying “we always want to say that’s a quarter-by-quarter decision.” But, “I can’t highlight enough the fact of preserving cash and deleveraging, how important that is.”

One reason the company wants to reduce debt is so that it can maintain an investment-grade credit rating after making a structural change. In fact, the reason the math works best on a scenario where Energy Transfer Equity acquires Energy Transfer Partners is that “going this path, we feel like is probably the most favorable from a rating standpoint.” That’s very important to management because they highly value an investment grade rating since it keeps borrowing costs low.

Lots of moving parts

Energy Transfer Equity’s management team gave great insight into some of the strategic moves they’re considering, including making it very clear that they’ll likely roll up their MLP Energy Transfer Partners sooner rather than later. Once the dust settles on those moves, they should be able to resume distribution growth for what’s already a 7.4%-yielding payout. However, there’s still too much uncertainty as to exactly how everything will settle out to make it an attractive option for income-seekers right now.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now

Gazprom’s (OTCPK:OGZPY) (OTCQX:GZPFY) P/E ratio of 2.8 makes it worth a look to investors, and with a market cap of $45 billion and $180 billion in book value, which means that it owns $180 billion of it’s own immense pipeline and refining system and huge natural gas reserves. So to look at whether Gazprom is undervalued we must determine how sturdy those natural gas assets will be in the future.

To be long Gazprom, you have to be long natural gas, which requires a look at the supply and demand that makes up the pricing of natural gas around the world. Natural gas in the future in my view, will continually see demand increases throughout the world, as the continual increase in electrical vehicles will require a big switch-over from oil to natural gas, as power plants which are most economical as gas powered, are needed to power electricity and heating to homes although this trend will be a slow developing trend. And yet the supply part is not quite as bullish but still good for the long term prices for natural gas, as the advent of liquified natural gas, which is when natural gas is super cooled and shrunk down to hold more volume, has been increasing in recent years.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.(ETE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Like last quarter, Energy Transfer Partners delivered strong earnings and cash flow growth. Because of that, the company was able to cover its jaw-dropping 12.4%-yielding distribution by a healthy 1.15 times. That slight decline from the year-ago quarter was caused by parent companyEnergy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE)significantly reducing its support. For a better comparison, the coverage ratio would have still been a solid 1.1 in this year’s first quarter without any assistance from Energy Transfer Equity, while it would have been a worrisome 0.98 in the year-ago period without the parent company’s help. That improvement isexactly what investors wanted to see this quarter.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One reason investors are worried that Energy Transfer might need to reduce its distribution is that the company barely generates enough cash flow to support it without the help of its parent Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE). In 2017, Energy Transfer Partners produced $4.19 billion in distributable cash flow and would have paid out $4.15 billion to investors if it wasn’t for the fact that Energy Transfer Equity relinquished its rights to $656 million of that cash. While that support boosted the distribution coverage ratio from a tight 1.0 times to a more comfortable 1.2 times, it was only a temporary fix since Energy Transfer Equity’s support will diminish significantly in 2018 before declining further in 2019 and 2020.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: CIENA Corporation(CIEN)

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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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its position in Ciena by 169.5% during the third quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 4,217,455 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $92,657,000 after buying an additional 2,652,791 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC increased its position in Ciena by 431.6% during the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 2,477,957 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $51,864,000 after buying an additional 2,011,805 shares in the last quarter. Maverick Capital Ltd. purchased a new position in Ciena during the fourth quarter worth $50,962,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new position in Ciena during the fourth quarter worth $40,110,000. Finally, Rubric Capital Management LP purchased a new position in Ciena during the third quarter worth $33,373,000.

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Top Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Carpenter Technology Corporation(CRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Carpenter Technology Co. (NYSE:CRS) VP Timothy Lain sold 1,007 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total transaction of $55,385.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 11,288 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $620,840. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2018

No one in modern financial history comes close to matching Warren Buffett’s record as an investor.

Hedge fund managers like John Paulson and Kenneth Griffin have had huge years along the way, and more conventional money managers such as Peter Lynch have turned in stellar performances as well, but none has performed at such a high level over such a long period of time as the Oracle of Omaha.

When Buffett took control ofBerkshire Hathaway(NYSE: BRK-A)(NYSE: BRK-B) in 1965, it was an ailing textile company with a bleak future. Today, thanks to Buffett’s brilliance at capital allocation, Berkshire is the fourth-biggest company in the S&P 500as measured by market capitalization.

The compound annual increase in Berkshire’s book value per share has averaged 19% since Buffett grabbed the reins. That’s nearly double the compound annual gain of the S&P 500, which comes out to 9.7% over the same 52-year stretch.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2018: Facebook, Inc.(FB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Leaders from embattled political intelligence firm Cambridge Analytica may have lost much more than their reputation after the massive scandal involving 88 million Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) profiles.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    But, we think about all the problems that Facebook(NASDAQ:FB) has been having, and Facebook has really been front and center in the headlines here, this is a great time for Snap to get in there and really tell us a good story here, tell us how things are going, and tell us where they really are taking this company. The flip side to that is, if they are not able to lob up strong engagement numbers and a good picture there of revenue growth here in the coming quarters and years, I don’t know that the market really cuts this stock any slack whatsoever. Today, even after giving back all of those gains, it’s still a crazy valuation, somewhere around 22-23X sales.

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    Facebook (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg will get grilled in front of lawmakers on Tuesday. Hopefully, he won’t undo Jinping’s work.

    Meanwhile, Sears (SHLD) is still falling apart. 

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2018: Special Opportunities Fund Inc.(SPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Spartan Energy (TSE:SPE) insider Albert Jason Stark sold 21,706 shares of Spartan Energy stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$6.48, for a total transaction of C$140,654.88.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2018: Discovery Communications, Inc.(DISCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion before the opening bell. Discovery shares rose 0.47 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading.
    Analysts expect Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion after the closing bell. Marriott shares gained 0.08 percent to $136.75 in pre-market trading.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. Veeco Instruments shares surged 14.04 percent to $19.50 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion. DISH shares gained 1.53 percent to close at $33.90 on Monday.
    Analysts are expecting US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) to have earned $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion in the latest quarter. US Foods will release earnings before the markets open. US Foods shares rose 0.57 percent to close at $33.72 on Monday.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role. Snap shares gained 1.3 percent to $10.88 in pre-market trading.

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    After markets closed on Monday, rental car company Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) and real-estate firm Zillow Group Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) reported quarterly results. Before markets opened Tuesday morning Discovery Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) and Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) also released earnings reports. Here’s a quick look at the reports and the reactions to them.

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

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2018: Trillium Therapeutics Inc.(TRIL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Trillium Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIL) (TSE:TR) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the six ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $10.94.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2018: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.(ETE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Like last quarter, Energy Transfer Partners delivered strong earnings and cash flow growth. Because of that, the company was able to cover its jaw-dropping 12.4%-yielding distribution by a healthy 1.15 times. That slight decline from the year-ago quarter was caused by parent companyEnergy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE)significantly reducing its support. For a better comparison, the coverage ratio would have still been a solid 1.1 in this year’s first quarter without any assistance from Energy Transfer Equity, while it would have been a worrisome 0.98 in the year-ago period without the parent company’s help. That improvement isexactly what investors wanted to see this quarter.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One reason investors are worried that Energy Transfer might need to reduce its distribution is that the company barely generates enough cash flow to support it without the help of its parent Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE). In 2017, Energy Transfer Partners produced $4.19 billion in distributable cash flow and would have paid out $4.15 billion to investors if it wasn’t for the fact that Energy Transfer Equity relinquished its rights to $656 million of that cash. While that support boosted the distribution coverage ratio from a tight 1.0 times to a more comfortable 1.2 times, it was only a temporary fix since Energy Transfer Equity’s support will diminish significantly in 2018 before declining further in 2019 and 2020.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2018: Nemaska Lithium Inc. (NMKEF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Canadian hard-rock lithium chemicals company Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) is presently at the end of completing a $500 million capital raise which will allow the company to expand into Phase 2 production of the its facility in Quebec. The company has closed an equity deal valued at nearly $100 million from Japans SoftBank (OTCPK:SFTBY), executed a streaming agreement with Orion Mine Finance LF valued at over $150 million, and engaged with such high-quality financial groups including Clarkson Platou Securities and Pareto Securities as managers of the bond issuance. Further, Nemaska has signed multiple offtake agreements, including NorthVolt, FMC, Softbank and Johnson Matthey Battery Materials, for the purchase of its lithium chemicals once production begins.

  • [By ]

    Over the past two months, Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) has steadily been updating the market on its half-billion-dollar-plus financial raise. The company has aggressively set targets to build out a vertically integrated lithium mining and processing operation ideally positioned to meet growing demand in North America and Europe.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2018: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    The chart below shows how McDonald’s compares with some of its closest peers based on its valuation and expected growth rate.

    Company P/E Ratio 2-Year Expected EPS Growth Rate
    McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) 26.2 23.6%
    Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) 26.2 27.3%
    Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) 21.8 58.1%
    Restaurant Brands International(NYSE:QSR) 21.4 41.9%
    Yum! Brands(NYSE:YUM) 23.2 29.7%

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance. EPS = earnings per share.

  • [By ]

    Throughout its history, Starbucks has mostly had a company-owned model for its retail locations, a strategy that is at odds with a trend of activist investors pushing fast food, restaurant and coffee companies to franchise locations out to raise cash for stock buybacks and debt reduction. In recent years, activists have targeted Jamba Juice (JMBA) , Potbelly (PBPB) , Jack in the Box (JACK) , Wendys Co. (WEN) , McDonald’s (MCD) and elsewhere. In addition, Starbucks has a one-share, one-vote structure, which can make it vulnerable to an activist investor seeking to elect dissident director candidates as it pursued the strategy.

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) , Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) , Dunkin Brands (DNKN) and Wendy’s (WEN) .

    Cramer was bearish on Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) and Univar (UNVR) .

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2018: Dean Foods Company(DF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of food and milk supplier Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) jumped as much as 15.3% in trading Tuesday after reporting first-quarter earnings that showed a nice improvement in the business. At 11:30 a.m. EDT shares had stabilized at a 10.6% gain on the day.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) rose 30.8 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading after declining 18.63 percent on Monday.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol
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    Analysts said the are “now more cautious on names with unfavorable grocer/retailer exposure where we still see downside to estimates (Dean Foods Co. (DF) , downgraded to sell earlier this week) and those losing share within categories/lack of catalysts (PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) ).”

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2018: Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc.(AHH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Armada Hoffler Properties Inc. (NYSE: AHH) is a vertically integrated, self-managed REIT developing, building, acquiring and managing high-quality, institutional-grade office, retail and multifamily properties. Investors receive a 5.78% yield. The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $12.66 to $16.01 and were recently seen at $13.85. The consensus price target is set at $15.17.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2018: Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc.(HASI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is another solid value at current levels. Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital Inc. (NYSE: HASI) is a specialty finance company that directly originates debt and equity investments for sustainable infrastructure projects. The companys projects focus on products that increase energy efficiency, offer cleaner energy sources and efficiently use natural resources.

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The U.S. has a new bargaining chip on the table when it comes to Iranian sanctions: Shale.

In 2012, American oil stayed on American shores, giving the U.S. less leverage to compel powerhouse oil-consuming countries like India and China to sanction Iran. That was then, this is now. The crude export ban is lifted, and “the U.S. is as large of an exporter as Iran — 2.5 million barrels a day,” Jeff Currie, Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s global head of commodities, said Thursday in an interview with Bloomberg TV.

“That now gives them a bargaining chip — saying — ‘Hey, if you don’t comply, we can take away those barrels,’” he said. “It is a way to enforce compliance on refiners around the world.”

Sanctions on Iran will reduce the Islamic Republic’s ability to produce and export, but the lost oil supply will be supplanted by allies of the U.S., like Saudi Arabia, Currie said. While there is “a lot of geopolitical stuff going on,” the current oil rally is underpinned by real demand, not the headlines, he said.

Hot China Stocks To Watch Right Now: SunTrust Banks, Inc.(STI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    It seems like we’re hearing about new data breaches on a regular basis, and SunTrust’s (NYSE:STI) recent one affecting 1.5 million customers could seem alarming. Here’s what investors — and consumers — need to know about it and how this one is different from some of the other high-profile data breaches we’ve heard about.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) are in focus after the company reported earnings before the bell. GE stock popped 5.6% after the firm topped earnings per share (EPS) estimates by $0.05 and backed its 2018 outlook. The firm reported EPS of $0.16 on top of $28.66 billion in revenue. GE stock had been off nearly 18% from its last earnings report on January 24 due to ongoing financial and legal problems.
    Crude oil prices dipped Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump took aim at OPEC. Trump accused the cartel of keeping oil prices “artificially high” despite “record amounts of oil all over the place.” Brent crude and WTI crude oil both hit three-year highs this week after Saudi Arabia suggested that it was working to press oil prices back above $100 per barrel.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: PM, MO, WFC
    Shares of Philip Morris International Inc.(NYSE: PM) fell this morning after the firm experienced its worst trading day since its spin-off from Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO). Shares of PM fell as much as 16% after the firm fell short of revenue expectations after the bell. MO stock fell roughly 6% on the day.
    Shares of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) are under pressure after The New York Times reported that the firm may be facing a $1 billion fine. The fines would cover a variety of “alleged” misdeeds that include the firm’s push on customers to purchase auto insurance they didn’t need and charging mortgage customers fees for services that they were not using. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will most likely announce the fine today. Money MorningCapital Wave StrategistShah Gilani weighed in on the topic this week, and he offers a scorching indictment.
    Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) is on the move today after the semiconductor giant announced plans to lay off 1,500 employees. The cuts are expected to hit employees in California and cities around the globe. The cuts are part of the fi

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Michael Douglass:Welcome to Industry Focus, the podcast that dives into a different sector of the stock market every day.It’sMonday, April 23rd,and we have a round-up of financials news: yetanother Wells Fargofine, Morgan Stanley(NYSE:MS) and Goldman Sachs(NYSE:GS) earnings, and a data breach atSunTrust (NYSE:STI). I’m your host,Michael Douglass, and I’m joined by Matt Frankel. Matt,welcome back! Let’s hop right in,because really, quite a bit of interesting newsfor us to talk about today. First off,Wells Fargo was fined $1 billion from theConsumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Hot China Stocks To Watch Right Now: Brandywine Realty Trust(BDN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN) Issues FY18 Earnings Guidance” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece of content on another website, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States & international copyright and trademark legislation. The original version of this piece of content can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3371791/brandywine-realty-trust-bdn-issues-fy18-earnings-guidance.html.

Hot China Stocks To Watch Right Now: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.(ETE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One reason investors are worried that Energy Transfer might need to reduce its distribution is that the company barely generates enough cash flow to support it without the help of its parent Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE). In 2017, Energy Transfer Partners produced $4.19 billion in distributable cash flow and would have paid out $4.15 billion to investors if it wasn’t for the fact that Energy Transfer Equity relinquished its rights to $656 million of that cash. While that support boosted the distribution coverage ratio from a tight 1.0 times to a more comfortable 1.2 times, it was only a temporary fix since Energy Transfer Equity’s support will diminish significantly in 2018 before declining further in 2019 and 2020.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Like last quarter, Energy Transfer Partners delivered strong earnings and cash flow growth. Because of that, the company was able to cover its jaw-dropping 12.4%-yielding distribution by a healthy 1.15 times. That slight decline from the year-ago quarter was caused by parent companyEnergy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE)significantly reducing its support. For a better comparison, the coverage ratio would have still been a solid 1.1 in this year’s first quarter without any assistance from Energy Transfer Equity, while it would have been a worrisome 0.98 in the year-ago period without the parent company’s help. That improvement isexactly what investors wanted to see this quarter.

Hot China Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nomura Holdings Inc ADR(NMR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Nomura Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NMR) is a Japanese financial services company that provides a variety of financial services to corporations, governments, institutions, and individuals around the world.

Hot China Stocks To Watch Right Now: LGI Homes, Inc.(LGIH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

    Get LGI Homes alerts:

    These Housing Stocks Are Knocking On Buy-Zone Doors (investors.com) Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: AAOI, LGIH, MAR (nasdaq.com) LGI Beats the Street, Handily (builderonline.com) LGI Homes: 1Q Earnings Snapshot (cnbc.com) LGI Homes (LGIH) Upgraded at BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)

    LGI Homes stock opened at $69.91 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $1.69 billion, a PE ratio of 14.78, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 0.13. LGI Homes has a 12 month low of $30.44 and a 12 month high of $81.88. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 9.16 and a quick ratio of 1.16.

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    Cramer was bearish on Grubhub (GRUB) , Sprint (S) , LG Homes (LGIH) , Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) , Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC) , Opko Health (OPK) , Alaska Air Group (ALK) and Winnebago Industries (WGO) .

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HL Financial Services LLC bought a new position in shares of LGI Homes (NASDAQ:LGIH) in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 10,901 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $769,000.

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

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

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now

September 30, 2016: Markets opened higher again Friday after Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan assured employees that the bank’s capital position was better and more liquid than it had been in 2007. Eight of 11 sectors traded in the green Friday, led by financials and energy. After recovering from sharp drop in the early hours, WTI crude oil for November delivery settled at $48.24 a barrel, up 0.9% for the day. WTI futures gained 7.9% for the month of September, but lost 0.2% for the third quarter. December gold closed down 0.7% on the day to settle at $1,317.10. The yellow metal finished the month up about 0.4% but lost nearly 0.3% over the course of the third quarter. Equities were headed for a higher close shortly before the bell as the DJIA traded up by 1.14% for the day, the S&P 500 traded up 1.04%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded up 0.99%.

The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Friday was Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) which traded up 2.22% at $72.30. The stock’s 52-week range is $56.30 to $75.19. Volume was about 20% below the daily average of around 8.2 million shares. The company was raised to Overweight at KeyBanc Capital Markets this morning.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.(ETE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Charles Sizemore]

     Charles Sizemore is a prolific financial writer, longtime prizedInvestorPlace contributor, and chief investment officer of Sizemore Capital Management. He’s also a two-time winner of our Best Stockscompetition, so he knows how to pick ‘em.

    Never one to choose a straightforward company, Charles went withEnergy Transfer Equity (ETE) for the Best Stocks for 2016 contest. ETE is a complicated beast, a master limited partnership that’s made up of six other energy companies.

    Perhaps the simplest way to think of ETE is as a company with diversified exposure to energy pipelines, which essentially collect tolls as their corporate users send oil and natural gas all across the country.

    Energy Transfer is thick on the income front, with a dividend yield sitting at 8.7% currently.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ecolab Inc.(ECL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Ecolab (ECL) : “That’s a terrific situation that I want you to buy more of if it comes down.”

    PTC (PTC) : “Not my cup of tea but I understand it’s in the sweet spot of tech.”

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Goldman Sachs (GS) , Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) , Ecolab (ECL) , PTC (PTC) , Arista Networks (ANET) , U.S. Concrete (USCR) and Masco (MAS) .

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    3. Ecolab (NYSE: ECL)
    This water, hygiene, and energy services company is being heavily bought by Bill Gates. Mr. Gates has purchased around a million shares across several transactions in the last 30 days. His purchase price was between $134.00 and $137.00 per share.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: Masonite International Corporation(DOOR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matt Hogan]

    Masonite International Corp (NYSE: DOOR) supplies exterior and interior doors primarily to the North American residential market. There are in a great position to profit from both new construction and the repair, renovation, and remodel ("RRR") trends of a hot real estate market.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: American Financial Group, Inc.(AFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Aco-chief executive officer of American Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: AFG), Carl Linder, sold a total of 200,000 shares of the property and casualty insurance products provider at prices that ranged from $90.63 to $91.62. The total for the sale was set at $18 million. The shares closed Friday at $91.55, in a52-week range of $65.38 to $92.38. The consensus price target is $95.50.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: Vanguard Natural Resources LLC(VNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cameron Swinehart]

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

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

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