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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019

Clean energy stocks are still the best energy stocks to own right now, despite President Donald Trump pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord. In fact, renewable energy production will see over 100% growth by 2025.

To help investors find the right renewable energy stocks, we’re giving Money Morning readers our top clean energy stock pick today…

Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says the United States might be pulling out of the climate agreement, but that won’t stop renewable energy from being crucial to meeting the global demand for energy.

Moors says the climate agreement was non-binding and voluntary, so the United States’ decision to leave it won’t change much. A more significant development is President Trump’s attempt to end the “Clean Power Plan,” an Obama-era initiative to promote clean energy, because it’s currently America’s policy instead of a non-binding agreement.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: DSP Group Inc.(DSPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Needham & Company LLC restated their buy rating on shares of DSP Group (NASDAQ:DSPG) in a report issued on Friday morning. The firm currently has a $15.00 price objective on the semiconductor company’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of DSP Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DSPG) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $15.75.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AU Optronics (NYSE: AUO) and DSP Group (NASDAQ:DSPG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk and valuation.

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Reliv’ International Inc.(RELV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Reliv International (NASDAQ:RELV) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Reliv International earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 46.5816094320485 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: iShares MSCI Japan (EWJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Traders sold shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) on strength during trading on Tuesday. $26.39 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $78.06 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $51.67 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, iShares MSCI Japan ETF had the 22nd highest net out-flow for the day. iShares MSCI Japan ETF traded up $0.12 for the day and closed at $56.92

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Stephens Inc. AR bought a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 9,591 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $555,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc. acquired a new stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 5,090 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $309,000.

  • [By Zacks]

    iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSE: EWJ)

    This fund is suitable for investors looking for broad-based exposure to the Japanese economy. It seeks to invest in large-cap companies.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Avago Technologies Limited(AVGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    NXP investors followed Elliot’s lead, and the percentage of tendered shares plunged from nearly 15% last February to 1.5% this February. Meanwhile, pressure mounted for Qualcomm to close the NXP deal as a defense against Broadcom’s (NASDAQ:AVGO) hostile takeover bid.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    The key to understanding the Cypress Semiconductor of 2018 goes back three years, when the old Cypress merged with a rival memory chip maker to consolidate and maximize profitability of its legacy business. A year later, Cypress purchased Broadcom’s (NASDAQ: AVGO) connected devices segment, buying its way into a new burgeoning movement to connect billions of consumer goods and equipment to the internet.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO) is scheduled to release its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets close on Thursday. The consensus estimates call for $4.76 in earnings per share (EPS) and $5.0 billion in revenue. The same period of last year had $3.69 in EPS and $4.2 billion in revenue.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    And the short interest in Broadcom Ltd. (NASDAQ: AVGO) shrank to 7.00 million shares from the previous level of 7.58 million. Shares were last seen trading at $254.10, in a 52-week range of $221.98 to $285.68.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: ONEOK Inc.(OKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Pipeline giant ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) is a one-of-a-kind investment opportunity these days. Of the 500 companies in the S&P 500, it’s the only one that meets five distinct characteristics of size, financial strength, earnings growth, dividend growth, and yield. That unique combination makes it an excellent choice for investors who want both high growth and a high yield.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    However, you could happily add ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) without facing any of those issues, because this midstream company is structured as a regular corporation. Although ONEOK’s yield of 4.8% is a little lower than Enterprise’s, it shares a lot of the partnership’s most desirable traits.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Investing in retirement requires a different focus, usually one that includes a prominent place for dividend income. If dividend-paying stocks are what you’re looking for, then you should take a closer look at high-yielding Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK), ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE), and W.P. Carey Inc. (NYSE:WPC). They offer dividend yields of 4%, 5%, and 6%, respectively… income that could materially increase your retirement “paycheck” and help to supplement Social Security.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Several pipeline stocks have produced market-beating returns since their formation. Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD) and ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) stand out because they have turned a relatively small up-front investment into a massive windfall over the past two decades.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Credit Acceptance Corporation(CACC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ:CACC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report released on Thursday morning.

    Other research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Susquehanna Bancshares increased their price objective on Credit Acceptance from $350.00 to $371.00 and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. JMP Securities increased their price objective on Credit Acceptance from $260.00 to $350.00 and gave the stock a market underperform rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. BMO Capital Markets increased their price objective on Credit Acceptance from $305.00 to $312.00 and gave the stock a market perform rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Credit Acceptance from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Finally, Oppenheimer set a $400.00 price target on Credit Acceptance and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 31st. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $327.78.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ:CACC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 31st. The credit services provider reported $6.95 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $6.44 by $0.51. The business had revenue of $315.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $303.55 million. Credit Acceptance had a net margin of 46.43% and a return on equity of 28.97%. analysts anticipate that Credit Acceptance Corp. will post 27.68 earnings per share for the current year.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Subprime auto lender Credit Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:CACC) has been a big beneficiary of the strong U.S. economy and rising auto prices, but what about when the credit cycle turns?

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Quality Systems, Inc.(QSII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. grew its position in shares of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII) by 493.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 82,275 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 68,400 shares during the quarter. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. owned approximately 0.13% of Quality Systems worth $1,604,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $3.54 billion.
    Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $557.65 million.
    Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.60 billion.
    Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $131.95 million.
    Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) is expected to post quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $297.67 million.
    Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $262.02 million.
    Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NYSE: DECK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $375.41 million.
    Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $105.30 million.
    DXC Technology Company (NYSE: DXC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $2.23 per share on revenue of $6.12 billion.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.05 per share on revenue of $76.93 million.
    Viasat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.45 per share on revenue of $424.46 million.
    ePlus inc. (NASDAQ: PLUS) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $1.60 billion.
    Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: LGF.A) is expected to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $1.04 billion.
    Agilysys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGYS) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $32.58 million.
    Nutanix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTNX) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $278.98 million.
    Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE: VEEV) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Quality Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII) jumped on Friday following the company’s fiscal fourth-quarter report. The provider of software and services to the healthcare industry beat analyst estimates on all fronts. The stock was up 13% at market close.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Marcus & Millichap, Inc.(MMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Marcus & Millichap Inc (NYSE:MMI) major shareholder Phoenix Investments Holdings L sold 3,000 shares of Marcus & Millichap stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.27, for a total transaction of $120,810.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 16,532,215 shares in the company, valued at approximately $665,752,298.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Marcus & Millichap (NYSE:MMI) was downgraded by analysts at JMP Securities from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report issued on Wednesday, Marketbeat reports.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: BlackBerry Limited(BBRY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BlackBerry (TSE:BB) (NASDAQ:BBRY)‘s stock had its “in-line” rating reiterated by analysts at Imperial Capital in a report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Sears Holdings Corporation(SHLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) traded down about 4% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $1.18 after closing Tuesday at $1.23. The stock’s 52-week high is $9.63. Volume was about 20% below the daily average of around 1.5 million. The company had no specific news. We continue watching to see which of Sears or JC Penney will be the first department store retailer to become a penny stock.

  • [By ]

    Next isn’t the only big traditional retailer enjoying a comeback move to start the year. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSE:XRT) just capped off an impressive three-day run that pushed its year-to-date gains to almost 6%. This performance even edges out the red-hot Nasdaq Composite. Beleaguered retail names like J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP), Macy’s (NYSE:M), and even Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD) are helping lead the charge higher.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares of Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD) were moving higher today after the battered retailer said it would expand its partnership with Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) to install tires sold on Amazon at Sears Auto Centers nationally.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares of Sears Holding Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD) were gaining today after CEO Eddie Lampert called for a breakup of the company and offered to buy the Kenmore appliance brand. Investors had anticipated such a split as a possibility for extracting value from company, and the news sent shares up 5.5% as of 2:56 p.m. EDT Monday.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares dipped on Thursday after the company announced that it would be closing more stores. This is the most recent development on its race to becoming a penny stock, or maybe worse.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Department stores and specialty retailers lost the most ground, likely due to continuing satisfaction from shopping online. Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) dropped one point to 71, the lowest among the department/discount stores included in the survey. Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) tied with Dollar General Inc. (NYSE: DG) at a next-lowest 73.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now

What a silly stock market. There I was on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. waiting for the Dow Jones Industrial Average to crash 1,700 points as Trump verbally ripped Iran to shreds (and pulled out of the Iran deal). The Dow instantly tanked 80 points one sentence into Trump’s latest global spectacle. But then the Blue Chip index rallied back as Trump continued to hit Iran, and actually finished the session higher. As a 15-year old would put it: #WTF.

For an already jittery market to be able to shrug off major news of this kind is nicely short-term bullish…or is it.

“Couple of thoughts. First, there’s genuine confusion right now about the value of strength. We like strength in employment because there’s no real wage inflation. We like strength in commodities because it means the world’s not slowing down. And we like strength in consumer spending like we heard last night in Disney (DIS) and we have been hearing for weeks now in earnings season,” writes TheStreet’s founder Jim Cramer over on RealMoney on the weird move in the markets Tuesday. In effect, we could be in a short-term good news is good news environment for stocks. That’s an environment where you load back up on cyclicals and hot tech names like Netflix (NFLX) (which could be acquired by Action Alerts PLUS holding Microsoft (MSFT) in within two years, reports TheStreet’s Katherine Ross).

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Orion Marine Group Inc(ORN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) and Orion Group (NYSE:ORN) are both construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Orion Group (ORN)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(LXRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Dividend Yield

    Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) Drugs $109 billion 19.37 1.88%
    AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) Drugs $93 billion 19.70 3.97%
    Becton Dickinson and Co. (NYSE: BDX) Medical supplies $60 billion 17.74 1.29%
    DexCom (NASDAQ: DXCM) Medical devices $8 billion N/A N/A
    Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) Drugs $85 billion 14.91 2.77%
    Insulet (NASDAQ: PODD) Medical devices $5 billion 273.03 N/A
    Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) Drugs, medical devices $325 billion 14.16 2.57%
    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) Drugs $1 billion N/A N/A
    MannKind (NASDAQ: MNKD) Drugs $270 million N/A N/A
    Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) Medical devices $117 billion 15.36 2.14%
    Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) Drugs $159 billion 12.99 3.22%
    Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) Drugs $116 billion 18.29 2.61%
    Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) Drugs $209 billion 11.62 3.82%
    Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: REGN) Drugs $32 billion 13.95 N/A
    Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) Drugs $95 billion 10.75 4.64%
    Senseonics Holdings (NYSEMKT: SENS) Medical devices $447 million N/A N/A
    Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ: TNDM) Medical devices $711 million N/A N/A

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance. P/E = price-to-earnings ratio; N/A = not applicable. Data as of May 25, 2018.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: LXRX) is making presentations at the American Diabetes Association on June 22 to 26. Lexicon recently traded at $13.58 a share, with a consensus analyst price target of $23.00 and a 52-week trading range of $7.67 to $18.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) – Analysts at Wedbush issued their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in a note issued to investors on Monday, May 7th. Wedbush analyst L. Moussatos expects that the biopharmaceutical company will earn ($0.28) per share for the quarter. Wedbush currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $40.00 target price on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Lexicon Pharmaceuticals’ Q2 2019 earnings at ($0.25) EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at ($0.13) EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at ($0.06) EPS, FY2020 earnings at $0.53 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $2.22 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $3.81 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aperio Group LLC increased its position in shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX) by 49.5% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 19,270 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after buying an additional 6,377 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Lexicon Pharmaceuticals were worth $165,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Sanofi’s also awaiting an FDA decision on sotagliflozin, a drug itlicensed from Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) in 2015 for$300 million up front, up to $430 million in development and regulatory milestones, up to $990 million in specified sales milestones, and tiered, escalating royalties ranging from low double-digit percentages to 40% of net sales.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: iShares MSCI Japan (EWJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Zacks]

    iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSE: EWJ)

    This fund is suitable for investors looking for broad-based exposure to the Japanese economy. It seeks to invest in large-cap companies.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc. acquired a new stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 5,090 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $309,000.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Taseko Mines Limited(TGB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Taseko Mines (NYSEAMERICAN:TGB) (TSE:TKO) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company.

Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Dr. Kent Moors

A few years ago, in one of my books (“The Vega Factor”), I coined a phrase to explain the new way in which oil pricing was unfolding, along with the uncertainty resulting from it.

Then, the market was facing rising crude topping $100 a barrel.

Now, the situation finds oil rising into the mid-$60s after a bout of abnormally low prices.

The phenomenon described, however, applies to oil moving in either direction.

I called it “Oil Vega.”

Simply put, it refers to the increasing inability to determine the true value of crude oil based on its market price.

Now, there is a reason why I’m revisiting this phrase now.

You see, I am close to putting the finishing touch on a new investment tool that identifies stocks based on this phenomenon.

And today, I want to give you a sneak peek at one of its main components…

Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: iShares MSCI Japan (EWJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc. acquired a new stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 5,090 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $309,000.

  • [By Zacks]

    iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSE: EWJ)

    This fund is suitable for investors looking for broad-based exposure to the Japanese economy. It seeks to invest in large-cap companies.

Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: JetPay Corporation(JTPY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JetPay (NASDAQ:JTPY) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The credit services provider reported ($0.19) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.16) by ($0.03), Fidelity Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $15.87 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $19.33 million. JetPay had a negative net margin of 4.54% and a negative return on equity of 305.34%.

Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Big Lots, Inc.(BIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    If stronger oil prices substantially boost inflation, central bankers on balance will have one less (big) reason to keep monetary policy on hold while the Fed moves ahead in its tightening cycle.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) is one of 12 publicly-traded companies in the “Variety stores” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Big Lots to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

  • [By Anders Bylund, Leo Sun, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    To help you separate the wheat from the chaff in today’s retail market, we asked three Motley Fool investors to highlight their best ideas in today’s retail sector.Read on to see why you should give Ulta Beauty(NASDAQ:ULTA),The TJX Companies(NYSE:TJX), andBig Lots(NYSE:BIG) a second look right now.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Big Lots (NYSE:BIG) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Wednesday morning.

    Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the company. Telsey Advisory Group reaffirmed a market perform rating and issued a $55.00 price objective (down from $65.00) on shares of Big Lots in a research note on Monday, March 12th. Citigroup reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a $56.00 price objective on shares of Big Lots in a research note on Tuesday, March 13th. Barclays reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a $50.00 price objective on shares of Big Lots in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. TheStreet lowered Big Lots from a b- rating to a c+ rating in a research note on Friday, April 13th. Finally, Loop Capital reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $70.00 price objective on shares of Big Lots in a research note on Monday, January 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. Big Lots currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $58.25.

Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded down 1.57% at $225.13. The stock’s 52-week range is $156.09 to $231.77. Volume was about 30% below the daily average of around 3 million. The healthcare company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 3.19% at $231.43. The stock’s 52-week range is $164.96 to $250.79. Volume was about 20% lower than the daily average of around 4 million shares. The company had no specific news, but is set to report earnings before markets open Tuesday morning.

  • [By ]

    On Tuesday, he’ll be tuning into UnitedHealth Group (UNH) , Goldman Sachs (GS) , Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and IBM (IBM) . Cramer had great things to say about all four companies.

Best Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Apple Inc.(AAPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Qualcomm reaffirmed its “high confidence” that the merger will result in adjusted EPS in fiscal year 2019 of $6.75 to $7.50, excluding royalties and other revenues from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and other licensees currently disputing payments to Qualcomm. The adjusted EPS figure includes a $1 billion cost reduction program and a boost of $1.50 in EPS from NXP.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Kretzmann:Theycontinue to grow both their free ad-supported users and those premiumsubscribers, like you mentioned. They have 75million premium subscribers. That still puts themsoundly in the No. 1 positionin that streaming music space. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), in their quarterearlier this week, they reported thatthey have over 40 million paid subscribers with Apple Music. So,Spotify has almost twice the number ofpaid subscribers as the No. 2 player there. Theirleadership position is impressive.They’re guiding to hit somewhere between 92-96 million paidsubscribers in 2018.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) released its most recent quarterly stocks last week and shares ran to an all-time high, closing in on the coveted trillion-dollar valuation. While investors cheered on this report, most analysts were in agreement. Although there were some concerns in this earnings report, they were largely overshadowed by solid numbers and a huge share buyback plan.

  • [By ]

    Buy and hold Apple’s stock forever.  Take a second and ask yourself a very simple question: If the legend that is Warren Buffett wants to hold Apple (AAPL) shares forever, shouldn’t you do the same? The Oracle of Omaha has scooped up an eye-popping 75 million more shares of Apple, according to CNBC. Buffett now owns about 240 million shares of the tech king.

    News of Buffett’s big buy, amid worries on Wall Street over iPhone demand, comes ahead of Berkshire Hathaway’s  (BRK.A) annual shareholder meeting on Saturday, May 5. To be sure, Buffett appears to be loving Action Alerts PLUS holding Apple’s mix of recurring service revenue, cheap valuation (the stock is stupid cheap) and increasing generosity with its capital return plans. Just this week, Apple silenced the growing number of bears with a solid earnings beat and a shiny new $100 billion stock buyback plan. Berkshire, the billionaire’s holding conglomerate, revealed in February that it hiked its stake in Apple by a whopping 23% to 165.3 million shares during the fourth quarter.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2018

Starting with a simple tweet on September 21st, 2015, Hillary Clinton has been pummeling Biotech stocks since her Presidential Campaign first began.  In fact, Clinton has caused dramatic drops in the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) at least three times in the past 14 months. The thought of Clinton winning the presidency, and the corresponding assault on the Biotech sector, was a big reason the IBB lost over 23% from 9/21/15 through Election Day this November — underperforming the S&P 500 index by over 30%. Over Thanksgiving, Todd Hagopian made a strong case that Biotech is the sector that will benefit most from Donald Trump’s Presidency.

Todd Hagopian expects Biotech stocks to flourish during Donald Trump’s Presidency. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Todd started his Biotech fund at Marketocracy in March, 2011. His returns have averaged 26.03% since then, which compares nicely to the S&P 500’s 11.58% return over the same period. Over the last five and three year periods, he did better than the top U.S. Equity fund manager. Before taking anyone’s investment advice, you should always check out their track record. Here is Todd’s.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2018: Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation(BGFV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Several analysts have weighed in on BGFV shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. ValuEngine raised shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.08.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2018: iShares MSCI Japan (EWJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Zacks]

    iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSE: EWJ)

    This fund is suitable for investors looking for broad-based exposure to the Japanese economy. It seeks to invest in large-cap companies.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc. acquired a new stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 5,090 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $309,000.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2018: CommunityOne Bancorp(COB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cobinhood (CURRENCY:COB) traded up 4.7% against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 23:00 PM Eastern on May 16th. One Cobinhood token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0862 or 0.00001024 BTC on exchanges including Mercatox, Cobinhood and EtherDelta (ForkDelta). During the last week, Cobinhood has traded 9.9% lower against the U.S. dollar. Cobinhood has a total market capitalization of $31.24 million and $16,592.00 worth of Cobinhood was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2018: Versum Materials, Inc. (VSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Versum Materials (NYSE:VSM) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Versum Materials earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.4354866491979 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2018: Forward Air Corporation(FWRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Forward Air (FWRD)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Forward Air Co. (NASDAQ:FWRD) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eight analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $64.00.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2018: Golden Ocean Group Limited(GOGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares rose 15.2 percent to $31.90 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) rose 12.4 percent to $41.30 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGLE) rose 10.8 percent to $8.75 in pre-market trading.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 8.8 percent to $11.05 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) rose 7.3 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 6.9 percent to $7.00 in pre-market trading after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALL) rose 6.5 percent to $10.68 in pre-market trading.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 5.2 percent to $20.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.53 percent on Monday.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose 5 percent to $91.16 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 5 percent to $167.98 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that Takeda is nearing a preliminary agreement to acquire Shire after sweetened bid.
    Outfront Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT) shares rose 5 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) rose 4.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.80 percent on Monday.
    SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) rose 3.7 percent to $109.80 in pre-market trading after the company posted strong quarterly results and raised its outlook for the year.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) shares rose 3.7 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.45 percent on Monday.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: D

Best Stocks To Watch Right Now

America’s job market is hotter than Taylor Swift’s new album.

The country has added jobs for 86 consecutive months — the longest streak on record — according to the Labor Department. Its numbers date back to 1939.

The unemployment rate has ticked down to 4.1%, the lowest level since 2000. Compare that to 10%, which it reached in October 2009, when the economy was in shambles. Experts say that the current low rate shows it won’t get much better than this.

“The overwhelming evidence from the labor market is that the economy is, in fact, at full employment,” says David Kelly, chief global strategist at JPMorgan Funds.

Americans seem to be shedding some recession scars. Consumer confidence is near its highest level in 17 years, fueled by a strong job market and the Republicans’ long-anticipated tax reform plan, which was signed into law last week.

And jobless claims have reached their lowest level this year since 1973. The labor force was much smaller back then.

Best Stocks To Watch Right Now: iShares MSCI Japan (EWJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Zacks]

    iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSE: EWJ)

    This fund is suitable for investors looking for broad-based exposure to the Japanese economy. It seeks to invest in large-cap companies.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc. acquired a new stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 5,090 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $309,000.

Best Stocks To Watch Right Now: Tucows Inc.(TCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Brian Feroldi, Sean Williams, and Maxx Chatsko]

    So, which stocks do we think are capable of delivering gains like that for shareholders who buy today? We asked a team of investors to weigh in, and they pickedSolarEdge Technologies(NASDAQ:SEDG),Proto Labs(NYSE:PRLB), and Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX).

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Online services veteran Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) reported first-quarter earnings last night, and the mixed results failed to impress investors. The stock fell as much as 9.4% Thursday morning before bouncing back to a smaller 6% drop.

Best Stocks To Watch Right Now: American International Group Inc.(AIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sentry Investment Management LLC lessened its holdings in American International Group (NYSE:AIG) by 8.6% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 64,968 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 6,147 shares during the quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC’s holdings in American International Group were worth $3,536,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on American International Group (AIG)

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  • [By ]

    Insurance company American International Group Inc. (AIG) stock fell 5.3% as harsh winter weather weighed on profits. But the company’s long-term care exposure is relatively minimal.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

Best Stocks To Watch Right Now: Biglari Holdings Inc.(BH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Biglari Holdings (NYSE:BH)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $195.09 and last traded at $197.24, with a volume of 16566 shares. The stock had previously closed at $209.09.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) were down 17 percent to $352.05. Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) were down 20 percent to $339.00. Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.

Best Stocks To Watch Right Now: Lennar Corp.(LEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    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. “

  • [By ]

    1. Lennar Corp (NYSE: LEN)
    This Miami-based homebuilder is off nearly 7% this year, creating an ideal buying opportunity for long-term investors.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mackay Shields LLC acquired a new position in shares of Lennar Co. (NYSE:LEN) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 116,942 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,893,000.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Lennar Corp. (NYSE: LEN) which rose over 10% to $63.10. The stocks 52-week range is $48.52 to $72.17. Volume was 18.5 million compared to the daily average volume of nearly 5 million.

Best Stocks To Watch Right Now: TCP Capital Corp.(TCPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TCP Capital (NASDAQ:TCPC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TCP Capital (NASDAQ:TCPC)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities research analysts at National Securities in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. They presently have a $17.00 price objective on the investment management company’s stock. National Securities’ price target indicates a potential upside of 17.24% from the stock’s previous close.

Best Stocks To Own For 2018

CEO of Siteone Landscape Supply Inc (NYSE:SITE) Doug Black bought 6,200 shares of SITE on 05/25/2017 at an average price of $50.76 a share. The total cost of this purchase was $314,712.

SiteOne Landscape Supply Inc is a supplier of wholesale irrigation, outdoor lighting, nursery, landscape supplies, fertilizers, turf protection products, grass seed, turf care equipment & golf course accessories for green industry professionals. SiteOne Landscape Supply Inc has a market cap of $2.06 billion; its shares were traded at around $52.00 with and P/S ratio of 1.09.

CEO Recent Trades:

CEO Doug Black bought 6,200 shares of SITE stock on 05/25/2017 at the average price of $50.76. The price of the stock has increased by 2.44% since.

Directors and Officers Recent Trades:

10% Owner & Co Deere sold 3,998,550 shares of SITE stock on 05/01/2017 at the average price of $46.08. The price of the stock has increased by 12.85% since.10% Owner Associates Viii, Ltd. Cd&r sold 7,501,450 shares of SITE stock on 05/01/2017 at the average price of $47.5. The price of the stock has increased by 9.47% since.

For the complete insider trading history of SITE, click here

Best Stocks To Own For 2018: iShares MSCI Japan (EWJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Zacks]

    iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSE: EWJ)

    This fund is suitable for investors looking for broad-based exposure to the Japanese economy. It seeks to invest in large-cap companies.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc. acquired a new stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 5,090 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $309,000.

Best Stocks To Own For 2018: Tandy Leather Factory, Inc.(TLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tandy Leather Factory (NASDAQ: TLF) and Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) 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 institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

Best Stocks To Own For 2018: MV Oil Trust(MVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MV Oil Trust (NYSE: MVO) and Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE:PBR.A) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and dividends.

Best Stocks To Own For 2018: Intrexon Corporation(XON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, with major market benchmarks finishing narrowly mixed for the session. Weekly gains were still substantial for the indexes, however, as investors grew confident that the economy is walking the fine line between avoiding a recession and growing so fast that it spurs the Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy aggressively. Yet even though most stocks held up well, some individual companies had bad news that sent their shares lower. Ultra Petroleum (NASDAQ:UPL), Intrexon (NYSE:XON), and News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap synthetic biology Intrexon Corp (NYSE: XON) has elevated short interest of 33.93% according to Highshortinterest.com. Intrexon Corp says itspowering the Bioindustrial Revolution with Better DNA⒙to create biologically-based products that improve the quality of life and the health of the planet. The Companysintegrated technology suite provides its partners across diverse markets with industrial-scale design and development of complex biological systems delivering unprecedented control, quality, function and performance of living cells.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After the company reported disappointing first-quarter financial results, including worse-than-expected revenue performance, shares in Intrexon Corp.(NYSE:XON) were down by 20% at 3:15 p.m. EDT Friday.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now

For pretty much three years now, Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) stock has been almost remarkably range-bound. SBUX stock had been one of the market’s better performers for years, but since July 2015, it has stayed almost entirely between a low price of $54 and a high price of $63.

At this point, I’m not sure what gets the stock out of its range. The unfortunate incident in Philadelphia last week hopefully won’t have a long-term impact. I like Starbucks as a consumer, and it’s not as if business is going to collapse.

But the problem remains that Starbucks stock is pricing in more growth than it appears capable of generating. Tax reform has brought in the earnings multiple assigned to SBUX stock, which now sits at a more reasonable 21x. But that still assumes a level of growth that I’m not quite sure Starbucks is capable of generating long term.

And in the near term, with earnings due on Thursday, there’s reason for caution as well. All told, I do think there’s an attractive price for Starbucks stock, but I don’t think $58 is quite it.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: L Brands, Inc.(LB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    1. L Brands (NYSE: LB)
    This female-focused retailer is leading the retail apocalypse. Shares have been crushed this year by plunging over 40% in the last four months. Already suffering from the overall retail malaise, L Brands exasperated the downside by issuing weak guidance at the end of 2017. Combined with analyst downgrades, the stock only collapsed under the pressure.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) was the lowest scoring specialty store with an index score of 76 versus a category average of 79. The best score went to L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB) with a score of 85 at its Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works stores. Sporting goods retailer Cabela’s, now part of Bass Pro Shops, ranked second with a score of 82.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB) which traded down about 7% at $31.64. The stocks 52-week range is $30.70 to $63.10. Volume was 15.7 million compared to the daily average volume of 4.5 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB) will report its most recent quarterly results on Wednesday. The consensus estimates are $2.04 in EPS and $4.73 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen trading at $48.71, in a 52-week range of $35.00 to $63.10. The consensus price target is $54.04.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB) traded down about 10% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $30.70 after closing Wednesday at $34.12. The stock’s 52-week high is $63.10. Volume totaled around 14 million, about three times the daily average of around 4.5 million. The company warned that profits would we lower than expected when it reports quarterly results on May 23.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: iShares MSCI Japan (EWJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc. acquired a new stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 5,090 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $309,000.

  • [By Zacks]

    iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSE: EWJ)

    This fund is suitable for investors looking for broad-based exposure to the Japanese economy. It seeks to invest in large-cap companies.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: China Eastern Airlines Corporation Ltd.(CEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares rose 15.2 percent to $31.90 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) rose 12.4 percent to $41.30 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGLE) rose 10.8 percent to $8.75 in pre-market trading.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 8.8 percent to $11.05 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) rose 7.3 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 6.9 percent to $7.00 in pre-market trading after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALL) rose 6.5 percent to $10.68 in pre-market trading.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 5.2 percent to $20.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.53 percent on Monday.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose 5 percent to $91.16 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 5 percent to $167.98 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that Takeda is nearing a preliminary agreement to acquire Shire after sweetened bid.
    Outfront Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT) shares rose 5 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) rose 4.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.80 percent on Monday.
    SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) rose 3.7 percent to $109.80 in pre-market trading after the company posted strong quarterly results and raised its outlook for the year.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) shares rose 3.7 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.45 percent on Monday.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: D

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: The Middleby Corporation(MIDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) has been a big player in the kitchen equipment industry for a long time. Yet despite moves intended to grow its business and expand more aggressively into the consumer appliance space, Middleby hasn’t been able to make much progress for shareholders since mid-2015. The moves Middleby initiated back then in response to challenging conditions have taken a lot of effort, but the results haven’t been as clear as many would have liked.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a strong day on Wall Street, and major benchmarks posted solid gains of around 1%. Market participants were generally happy about oil prices moving back into the $70s, hoping for a rebound in hard-hit areas of the country that had taken advantage of the triple-digit oil prices of the early 2010s by dramatically ramping up production of shale plays and similar opportunities. Yet even with the generally favorable mood, some stocks weren’t able to join the rally. Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC), Weibo (NASDAQ:WB), and Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE: BUD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $13.06 billion.
    SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $433.32 million.
    Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ: WB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $342.39 million.
    Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.55 billion.
    Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.98 per share on revenue of $2.75 billion.
    Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.51 billion.
    ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $1.11 billion.
    Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.18 billion.
    Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $644.94 million.
    Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $1.44 billion.
    Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.33 billion.
    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $530.99 million.
    Performance Food Group Company (NYSE: PFGC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $4.46 billion.
    Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) is projected to report

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Advantage Lithium Corp. (AVLIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Advantage Lithium (OTCQX:AVLIF) is a strategic advanced junior lithium exploration company that operates between Lithium Americas and Orocobre in the Cauchari-Olaroz basin. Orocobre is the largest shareholder in the company with a 30% equity stake, coupled with a 25% interest in the project. Over the past few months, the company has been moving towards completing the second stage of its drilling campaign, which will be completed in May 2018 and will then be followed on with an updated Natural Resource Estimate Study. This will allow the company to move into phase three of its drilling efforts, which will utilize larger drills to further define the resource, with a Feasibility Study expected to be completed in the first part of 2019.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: BorgWarner Inc.(BWA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-A)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) annual meeting was recently held, and unlike most annual meetings, this event — often called the “Woodstock of Capitalism” — was attended by tens of thousands of shareholders and watched at home by many more.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Famed investor Warren Buffett has continued his buying spree of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock recently. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-B) (NYSE:BRK-A) loaded up an astounding 75 million shares of the tech giant during the first calendar quarter of 2018, bringing the conglomerate’s total stake in Apple to more than 240 million shares.Buffett’s bullishness on Apple has been particularly evident over the last two quarters, with Berkshire accumulating an additional 106.2 million shares during this period.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) recently held its annual meeting, which included hours of shareholder Q&A with CEO Warren Buffett and his right-hand man Charlie Munger. While Buffett is obviously the star of the show, Munger is known for his matter-of-fact quotes on issues that are important to the company’s investors.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B), the conglomerate that billionaire investor Warren Buffett has led for more than half a century, is always a good long-term investment. However, there are 116 billion reasons it could be an extra smart stock buy now.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) CEO Warren Buffett has always been a skeptic of cryptocurrencies, and he didn’t pull any punches when it comes to bitcoin at Berkshire’s annual shareholder meeting over the weekend. Buffett called bitcoin “probably rat poison squared,” and he clarified that stance further in an interview with CNBC.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Perhaps no stock portfolio is more closely followed than that of Warren Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B). While I feel like most “Buffett stocks” are great long-term investments to make at any time — after all, that’s why Buffett chose them — there are some that stand out as particularly attractive opportunities.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Mastercard Incorporated(MA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Berkshire’s biggest winners in the stock market so far this year are MasterCard Inc. (MA) , up 23%; Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) , up 18%; Phillips 66 (PSX) , up 14%; Visa Inc. (V) , up 11%; and Moody’s Corp. (MCO) , also up 11%, according to FactSet.

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    However, several Buffett stocks chalked up nice gains during the first quarter. The three top performers in Berkshire’s portfolio were Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI), Mastercard (NYSE:MA), and Moody’s (NYSE:MCO). Here’s what drove these stocks higher — and what their prospects are for the rest of 2018.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    The biggest threat facing Brink’s is the very nature of the industry it inhabits. While cash will, for the foreseeable future, probably serve a purpose in the global economy, I don’t think it can be argued that its use will soon be on the decline. Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) has long maintained that about 85% of the world’s transactions were facilitated using cash. Last year, the company updated that number to being just above 80% and, given current trends, I believe this number will continue to fall.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA) will share its latest quarterly earnings first thing Wednesday. The consensus estimates call for $1.25 in EPS and $3.25 billion in revenue. Shares ended last week at $175.94, in a 52-week range of $115.55 to $183.73. The consensus analyst target is $196.12.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Forrester Research, Inc.(FORR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    According to a report from Forrester Research Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR), online sales will account for 17% of all retail sales in the United States by 2022.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Fitbit, Inc.(FIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) traded down nearly 16% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $4.67 after closing Monday at $5.54. The stock’s 52-week high is $7.32. Volume was more than six times the daily average of 5.4 million shares. The company reported poor results last night and offered up weak guidance as a side dish. https://247wallst.com/consumer-electronics/2018/02/26/fitbit-whiffs-big-on-earnings-and-even-bigger-on-guidance/

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Just three years ago, Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) was a dominant player in the wearables space thanks to the popularity of fitness trackers. Investors scrambled to get a piece of Fitbit as it looked all set to conquer the wearables market with a variety of fitness bands that were constantly updatedto stay ahead of the competition, giving the company an 80% shareof fitness trackers in the U.S.

  • [By Brian Withers]

    Just when Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) investors were hoping for a glimmer of good news in the company’s fourth quarter earnings report, it seems this wearable device maker’s turnaround has stalled.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    As Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) transitions from being a maker of fitness trackers to a developer of smartwatches, efforts toward becoming a leading digital health provider will become more important for the device maker.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) Director Steven Joseph Murray sold 500,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.97, for a total transaction of $2,485,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 11,442 shares in the company, valued at $56,866.74. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) also is set to release its most recent quarterly results on Monday. The consensus forecast calls for a net loss of $0.01 per share and $589.1 million in revenue. Shares closed on Friday at $5.28. The consensus price target is $6.64, and the 52-week range is $4.90 to $7.32.