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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.(MMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Fayez Sarofim & Co boosted its stake in Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP) by 14.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 13,372 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,644 shares during the period. Fayez Sarofim & Co’s holdings in Magellan Midstream Partners were worth $780,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By John Bromels]

    Speaking of debt, energy infrastructure MLPs tend to take on high levels of it to fund their large infrastructure development projects. That means taking on additional debt to fund a distribution isn’t always feasible. Luckily, in the case of Magellan and Enterprise, their conservative management teams have kept them at comparatively good debt ratings and low levels of debt relative to their peers:

    Company Debt Rating Debt-to-EBITDA Ratio (TTM)  Debt-to-Adjusted-EBITDA Ratio (TTM)
    Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP) BBB+/Baa1 3.5 3.3
    Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD) BBB+/Baa1 4.3 3.7
    Buckeye Partners BBB-/Baa3 5.0 4.3
    Energy Transfer Partners BBB-/Baa3 5.2 N/A

    Data sources: Company presentations and YCharts. TTM = trailing 12 months.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    This process starts with gathering pipelines, which transports a well’s production to central processing locations that separate oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and water. The oil then moves by truck, pipeline, or tanker to storage facilities while it waits to go through a refinery or petrochemical complex and get turned into fuel, chemicals, or another oil-based product. While oil companies tend to own some of these midstream assets, especially gathering lines and processing facilities, third parties hold a significant portion of the energy infrastructure in North America. These companies often charge fees for the logistical services provided to oil companies. Master limited partnerships (MLPs) are a noteworthy owner of these assets in the U.S. and most commonly found in the energy midstream sector. MLPs are tax-advantaged entities that pass through most of their income to investors. The largest MLP by enterprise value is Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD), while other notable ones include Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP) and MPLX (NYSE:MPLX). 

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  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    To put a number on its distribution growth, Phillips 66 Partners has increased its disbursement for 16 consecutive quarters (every quarter since its IPO) at a compound annual growth rate of 31%. That’s roughly the target it laid out for its first five years as a public entity. That is, of course, off of a low starting base. The year-over-year increase in the first-quarter distribution was around 20% — still a very impressive number when peers like Enterprise and Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP) are offering up mid-to-high single-digit increases. (Kinder Morgan’s dividend growth will be huge in the coming years, but that’s a function of increasing the dividend after a painful cut.)   

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    Hetty Green Would Love This Trade
    It’s in Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP).

    Magellan Midstream Partners owns the longest refined petroleum products pipeline system in the country, with access to nearly 50% of the nation’s refining capacity and the ability to store more than 100 million barrels of petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel and crude oil.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Territorial Bancorp Inc.(TBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Territorial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:TBNK) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) and Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Jason Industries, Inc.(JASN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Jason Industries (NASDAQ:JASN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Jason Industries from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, July 5th.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Jason Industries Inc (NASDAQ:JASN) major shareholder Wynnefield Partners Small Cap acquired 5,751 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 21st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $2.35 per share, for a total transaction of $13,514.85. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Large shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about Jason Industries (NASDAQ:JASN) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Jason Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.8063168277174 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: The9 Limited(NCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about The9 (NASDAQ:NCTY) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. The9 earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 45.6853785900783 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Charter Communications, Inc.(CHTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    At first glance Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) seems like it would be a boring stock. As the second-largest cable company in the country, Charter sells basic internet, video, and phone services to millions of Americans. Unlike rival Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), the company doesn’t own a lot of proprietary content assets or theme parks.

  • [By ]

    Papyrus Capital’s Nitin Sacheti (formerly of Charter Bridge Capital) on June 12 recommended buying GCI Liberty (GLIBA): Seen as best opportunity to own Charter Communications (CHTR) at a 51% discount to intrinsic value, offering 106% upside to Papyrus’ price target of $90; in an update on June 13, Sacheti said the Time Warner/AT&T ruling increases the probability of a vertical merger

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) has lost pay-television customers. It actually posted a gain of 15,000 video customers in the 2017 fourth quarter, but that was followed by a drop of 112,000 in the first quarter of 2018. Offsetting those losses were the 300,000 internet subscribers Charter added in Q4 2017, and the 225,000 it added in Q1 2018. Revenue rose in both quarters as well, climbing by 3.2% in Q4 and 4.9% in Q1.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Oil States International Inc.(OIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Equities researchers at Morgan Stanley began coverage on shares of Oil States International (NYSE:OIS) in a research note issued on Tuesday, The Fly reports. The brokerage set a “hold” rating and a $35.00 price target on the oil and gas company’s stock. Morgan Stanley’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 13.45% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Oil States International (NYSE: OIS) is one of 14 public companies in the “Oil & gas field machinery” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Oil States International to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, earnings and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Oil States International, Inc. (NYSE:OIS) rallied on Thursday, rising more than 14% by 2:45 p.m. EDT, after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Oil States International (OIS)

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: DCT Industrial Trust Inc(DCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Daiwa Securities Group Inc. lifted its holdings in DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) by 25.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 19,700 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares during the period. Daiwa Securities Group Inc.’s holdings in DCT Industrial Trust were worth $1,110,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) by 7.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 14,570 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,044 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in DCT Industrial Trust were worth $821,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    For an “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer spoke with Hamid Moghadam, chairman and CEO of the logistics REIT, Prologis Inc.  (PLD) , which recently announced the acquisition of DCT Industrial Trust (DCT) .

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    DECENT (CURRENCY:DCT) traded up 18.9% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 17:00 PM Eastern on August 24th. DECENT has a total market cap of $10.03 million and $171,482.00 worth of DECENT was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last seven days, DECENT has traded 2.8% lower against the dollar. One DECENT coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.20 or 0.00002946 BTC on major exchanges including Bittrex, LBank, ChaoEX and BCEX.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teza Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 6,379 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $359,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on DCT Industrial Trust (DCT)

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Advent Claymore Convertible Securities and Income Fund(AVK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Saba Capital Management L.P. lessened its stake in Advent Claymore Convertible Sec & Inc Fd (NYSE:AVK) by 91.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 25,101 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 255,542 shares during the period. Saba Capital Management L.P. owned 0.11% of Advent Claymore Convertible Sec & Inc Fd worth $384,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Advent Claymore Convertible Sec & Inc Fd (NYSE:AVK) insider Tracy V. Maitland purchased 50,000 shares of Advent Claymore Convertible Sec & Inc Fd stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 6th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $15.68 per share, for a total transaction of $784,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 12,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $188,160. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Advent Claymore Convertible Sec & Inc Fd (NYSE:AVK) VP Tony Huang bought 2,066 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 5th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $15.66 per share, for a total transaction of $32,353.56. Following the completion of the acquisition, the vice president now directly owns 7,100 shares in the company, valued at $111,186. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Extra Space Storage Inc(EXR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Extra Space Storage (EXR)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board reduced its stake in shares of Extra Space Storage (NYSE:EXR) by 5.9% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 8,819 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 552 shares during the quarter. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board’s holdings in Extra Space Storage were worth $770,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. trimmed its position in Extra Space Storage, Inc. (NYSE:EXR) by 14.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 666,525 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 115,000 shares during the period. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V.’s holdings in Extra Space Storage were worth $66,525,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Lee Financial Co lifted its stake in Extra Space Storage (NYSE:EXR) by 100.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 2,100 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,050 shares during the quarter. Lee Financial Co’s holdings in Extra Space Storage were worth $183,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Orezone Gold Corp (ORE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Sandstorm’s due diligence is thorough, they don’t just invest in any company. They like West Africa because they understand the area and the opportunities that exist there. Sandstorm is a royalty and streaming company, so they make these investments and receive cashflow deals that often kick in much later on. But they have already established a presence in Burkina and have deals in place with larger companies like Orezone Gold (TSXV: ORE) and Endeavour Mining (TSX: EDV). Sandstorm’s investment also potentially gives us access to their marketing department through something they call Launch Lab, and it looks like it will really benefit our own marketing efforts and will expose us to more opportunities over the coming year.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Galactrum (ORE) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the
    Lyra2RE hashing algorithm. It launched on November 11th, 2017. Galactrum’s total supply is 2,092,679 coins and its circulating supply is 1,372,679 coins. Galactrum’s official Twitter account is @galactrum. Galactrum’s official website is galactrum.org.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Galactrum (CURRENCY:ORE) traded 1.7% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 18:00 PM Eastern on August 31st. Galactrum has a total market capitalization of $866,847.00 and approximately $5,272.00 worth of Galactrum was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Galactrum coin can now be purchased for about $0.42 or 0.00006032 BTC on major exchanges including Stocks.Exchange and Cryptopia. In the last seven days, Galactrum has traded 12.5% higher against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Finally, Richard Seville, the CEO of Brisbane-based Orocobre Ltd (ASX: ORE) which began lithium sales in 2015 from northern Argentina and also experienced difficulty boosting output, commented that an “inability to access traditional funds has delayed the development of the sector” and that “these projects aren’t easy — so the banks just don’t want to go there.”

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Galactrum (ORE) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the
    Lyra2RE hashing algorithm. It was first traded on December 13th, 2017. Galactrum’s total supply is 2,781,952 coins and its circulating supply is 2,061,952 coins. Galactrum’s official website is galactrum.org. Galactrum’s official Twitter account is @galactrum.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019

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He figured that if he spent 20 extra hours a week poring over financial reports, he’d be able to outperform other funds.

But you don’t need to spend countless hours in front of a computer screen to beat the market.

In fact, you could build your trading portfolio in just five minutes a day.

I know that sounds nuts. But hear me out! I can show you how to get there in just three easy steps…

First, we have to reset your brain. After all, you’re conditioned to believe that investing is a lot of work. And if you’re purely a fundamental investor, it certainly can be. When you’re scouring the news looking for anything that could impact a company’s financial performance, or when you’re trying to manage a portfolio of more than 1,600 stocks (like Peter Lynch over at Fidelity), then it’s no surprise that investors can make a full-time job out of watching the markets.

But trend following doesn’t have those same requirements.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: FBR & Co(FBRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about FBR & Co (NASDAQ:FBRC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. FBR & Co earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.0509600232626 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.(CCRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ:CCRN) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cross Country Healthcare (CCRN)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) has received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the thirteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $14.00.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Aqua America, Inc.(WTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aqua America (NYSE: WTR) and SJW Group (NYSE:SJW) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Friday.

    Several other analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Aqua America from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $41.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, January 15th. Wells Fargo downgraded shares of Aqua America from an outperform rating to a market perform rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $43.00 to $37.00 in a research report on Monday, February 26th. UBS began coverage on shares of Aqua America in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. They set a neutral rating and a $36.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Boenning Scattergood restated a neutral rating on shares of Aqua America in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $38.29.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Has Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) Improved Earnings Growth In Recent Times? (finance.yahoo.com) Should You Have this stock in Your Portfolio? Aqua America, Inc. (WTR) (connectinginvestor.com) Popular Mover to Observe— Aqua America, Inc. (WTR) (stockmarketstop.com) Stock Under Active Eyes: Aqua America, Inc. (WTR) (bitcoinpriceupdate.review)

    Several brokerages recently issued reports on WTR. Wells Fargo & Co lowered shares of Aqua America from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $43.00 to $37.00 in a report on Monday, February 26th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Aqua America in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. UBS Group began coverage on shares of Aqua America in a report on Thursday, March 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $36.00 price objective on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of Aqua America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Aqua America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 30th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Aqua America presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $38.29.

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    Cramer was bearish on United States Steel (X) , Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA) , Aqua America (WTR) and Mueller Water Products (MWA) .

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Connecticut Water Service (NASDAQ: CTWS) and Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Will that be enough to earn its relatively expensive valuation? Perhaps, although analysts aren’t expecting Aqua America to grow nearly as quickly as some of its peers. That’s evidenced by comparing the company to both its larger peer American Water Works and smaller regional peer California Water Services Group.   

    Company Market Cap Dividend Yield Forward P/E Ratio PEG Ratio Enterprise Value-to-EBITDA Ratio
    Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) $6.2 billion 2.4% 23.3 5.05 18
    American Water Works $14.9 billion 2.1% 23.4 3.14 13.2
    California Water Services Group $1.9 billion 1.9% 27 3.02 12.6

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Farmers National Banc Corp.(FMNB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Farmers National Banc Corp (NASDAQ:FMNB) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 29th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 14th will be given a dividend of 0.08 per share by the bank on Friday, September 28th. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.06%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 13th. This is an increase from Farmers National Banc’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.07.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Farmers National Banc Corp (NASDAQ:FMNB) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $16.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Farmers National Banc (NASDAQ:FMNB) and OFG Bancorp (NYSE:OFG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Farmers National Banc Corp (NASDAQ:FMNB)’s share price reached a new 52-week high on Friday . The stock traded as high as $16.90 and last traded at $16.75, with a volume of 31500 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $16.30.

  • [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 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Extra Space Storage Inc(EXR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Legal & General Group Plc increased its position in Extra Space Storage (NYSE:EXR) by 3.9% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 914,548 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 34,022 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc’s holdings in Extra Space Storage were worth $79,895,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Extra Space Storage, Inc. (NYSE:EXR) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 1,435 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $143,000.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Extra Space Storage Inc. (NYSE: EXR) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Merrill Lynch.

    ALSO READ: Jefferies Analysts Out With Top Stock Picks Before Global Tech Conference

    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (NYSE: GT) was reiterated as Buy with a $36 price target (versus a $25.16 close) at Argus. The firm noted that the recent sell-off offers an attractive entry point.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now

Its a snoozefest.

The S&P 500 is stuck in its narrowest range in nearly half a century and trading volume is plumbing multi-month lows. But by September, investors may be pining for the dog days of summer, with data suggesting that it is historically the worst month for stocks.

Since 1928, the S&P 500 has dropped in September 56% of the time, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch data. September is likewise dismal for blue chips, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average posting an average loss of 1.1% for the month.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The S&P 500 is one of the world's most widely followed equity indexes. There are over $7.8 trillion in global assets benchmarked to the index, according to ProShares data. The world's two largest ETFs, SPY and the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: IVV), track the S&P 500. Those ETFs have about $395 billion in combined assets under management and are the only two ETFs trading in the U.S. with over $100 billion in assets.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Doliver Capital Advisors LP increased its holdings in shares of Ishares S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 2.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 32,234 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 860 shares during the period. Ishares S&P 500 makes up about 3.7% of Doliver Capital Advisors LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 2nd largest holding. Doliver Capital Advisors LP’s holdings in Ishares S&P 500 were worth $8,554,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Extra Space Storage Inc(EXR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Extra Space Storage, Inc. (NYSE:EXR) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $93.95 and last traded at $93.32, with a volume of 318074 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $93.44.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Extra Space Storage Inc. (NYSE: EXR) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Merrill Lynch.

    ALSO READ: Jefferies Analysts Out With Top Stock Picks Before Global Tech Conference

    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (NYSE: GT) was reiterated as Buy with a $36 price target (versus a $25.16 close) at Argus. The firm noted that the recent sell-off offers an attractive entry point.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras(PBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, increased to 34.35 million shares from the previous 31.85 million. The stock traded at $13.40 a share, in a 52-week range of $7.61 to $14.93. Unfortunately, Petrobras may be trading on an entirely different set of fundamentals and sentiment due to its ongoing woes in Brazil.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, decreased to 32.43 million shares from the previous 34.35 million. The stock traded at $15.95 a share, in a 52-week range of $7.61 to $15.77. Unfortunately, Petrobras may be trading on an entirely different set of fundamentals and sentiment due to its ongoing woes in Brazil.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, increased to 53.95 million shares from the previous 45.15 million. The stock traded at $12.65 a share, in a 52-week range of $7.61 to $13.99. Unfortunately, Petrobras may be trading on an entirely different set of fundamentals and sentiment due to its ongoing woes in Brazil.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

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“I can’t stand watching kid shows with her, but I can definitely get into some of the kid music or stories podcasts,” Jude said. “There are such cool podcasts for kids these days.”

With all the warnings about the negative impact of screen time on children’s weight, sleep patterns, and brain development, some parents are drawn to podcasts and smart speakers because they seem healthier.

Thanks to a boom in kid-friendly podcasts and easy-to-use smart speakers like the Echo and Google Home, they’ve got plenty of content to choose from.

Audio-based options range from educational to rock. The free “Stories Podcast” by startup Wondery features retellings of classic tales, such as Snow White and the Pied Piper, and original stories for kids. On NPR’s “Wow in the World,” hosts tackle fun scientific mysteries like, “What is a sea pickle?”

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Apache Corporation(APA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA) has been ripping since March 2nd, when it hit a two-year low of $33.60. Since then it's up 25 percent. 

    The three-month chart below shows that this trend is likely to continue. The blue line is generated via VantagePoint's intermarket analysis, and represents a prediction of what APA's moving average will be in three days. The black line is a simple 10-day moving average. Note the bullish crossover that occurred in early March. That was a signal that the stock was entering an uptrend. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) dropped about 7.3% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $34.50. Shares closed at $37.20 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $55.23. Volume was over 11 million, about three times the daily average of around 3.9 million. The company reported quarterly results this morning, but investors were not impressed.

  • [By John Bromels]

    Three companies that the market has walloped areApache Corporation(NYSE:APA),Magellan Midstream Partners(NYSE:MMP), andGeneral Motors(NYSE:GM). Here’s why these stocks look like bargains, and why today might be a good time to scoop up some shares.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Extra Space Storage Inc(EXR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Extra Space Storage Inc. (NYSE: EXR) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Merrill Lynch.

    ALSO READ: Jefferies Analysts Out With Top Stock Picks Before Global Tech Conference

    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (NYSE: GT) was reiterated as Buy with a $36 price target (versus a $25.16 close) at Argus. The firm noted that the recent sell-off offers an attractive entry point.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Extra Space Storage, Inc. (NYSE:EXR) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $93.95 and last traded at $93.32, with a volume of 318074 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $93.44.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: CYS Investments, Inc.(CYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,
  • [By Paul Ausick]

    CYS Investments Inc. (NYSE: CYS) traded down 5.6% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $6.25 after closing Wednesday at $6.62. The stock’s 52-week high is $8.98. Volume was around 4.6 million, about three times the daily average. The reported earnings last night. The shares have reversed their drop and are on track to close flat for the day or maybe even up a little.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares shot up 52 percent to $7.235 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares gained 24.2 percent to $21.80 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 22 percent to $2.625 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) jumped 21.3 percent to $411.871 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 17 percent to $3.10 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) rose 15.9 percent to $18.34 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) gained 15.6 percent to $12.20 following Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) surged 14.4 percent to $260.3901 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) gained 13.8 percent to $3.70.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 13.5 percent to $29.815 after reporting strong Q1 results.
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 13.5 percent to $38.30 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 13.1 percent to $10.985 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) shares gained 11.8 percent to $63.59 following Q1 results. California Water Service Group made an offer for SJW.
    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) climbed 9.8 percent to $278.40 following Q1 results.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS)

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Energy Fuels Inc(UUUU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) shares saw an uptick in trading volume on Monday . 1,091,365 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 300% from the previous session’s volume of 272,846 shares.The stock last traded at $2.09 and had previously closed at $2.04.

Hot Heal Care Stocks For 2019

Bioanalytical Systems Inc (NASDAQ:BASI) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on September 30, 2017. Bioanalytical Systems Inc is a contract research organization providing drug discovery and development services and analytical instruments. Its customers and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academic and government organizations. Bioanalytical Systems Inc has a market cap of $22.010 million; its shares were traded at around $2.64 with a P/E ratio of 23.98 and P/S ratio of 0.96.

For the last quarter Bioanalytical Systems Inc reported a revenue of $5.87 million, compared with the revenue of $5.15 million during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $24.2 million, an increase of 18.6% from last year. For the last five years Bioanalytical Systems Inc had an average revenue decline of 3% a year.

The reported diluted earnings per share was 10 cents for the year, an increase of -125% from previous year. The Bioanalytical Systems Inc had an operating margin of 5.27%, compared with the operating margin of -14.87% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of Bioanalytical Systems Inc is 2.56%. The profitability rank of the company is 4 (out of 10).

Hot Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Extra Space Storage Inc(EXR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Extra Space Storage, Inc. (NYSE:EXR) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $93.95 and last traded at $93.32, with a volume of 318074 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $93.44.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Extra Space Storage Inc. (NYSE: EXR) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Merrill Lynch.

    ALSO READ: Jefferies Analysts Out With Top Stock Picks Before Global Tech Conference

    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (NYSE: GT) was reiterated as Buy with a $36 price target (versus a $25.16 close) at Argus. The firm noted that the recent sell-off offers an attractive entry point.

Hot Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc.(APAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Artisan Partners Asset Management (NYSE: APAM)
    Another asset manager MLP that has piqued my interest, Artisan employs an organic, creativity-driven investment process managing money in the small-cap, mid-cap, value, and international equity spaces. All of the firm’s investment management teams are afforded autonomy in pursuit of their particular investment discipline. At the end of 2017, assets under management (AUM) stood at $115.5 billion. At around $40.70 per unit, the stock is at the upper end of its 52-week range. However, on a forward P/E basis, APAM is still attractively priced with a forward P/E of 16.6, an 11% discount to the S&P 500. It also pays a 5.9% yield.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Synovus Financial Corp purchased a new stake in Artisan Partners Asset (NYSE:APAM) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 105,188 shares of the asset manager’s stock, valued at approximately $3,508,000. Synovus Financial Corp owned 0.14% of Artisan Partners Asset at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Advance Auto Parts Inc(AAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) which rose 4% to $114.21. The stocks 52-week range is $78.81 to $158.59. Volume was nearly 2 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.5 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) which rose over 8% to $114.18. The stocks 52-week range is $78.81 to $161.99. Volume was 5 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.4 million.

Hot Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Honeywell International Inc.(HON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Meanwhile on Friday, Honeywell (HON) and General Electric (GE) release earnings. Eade views Honeywell as more of an economic bellwether than GE.

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  • [By ]

    It’d be one thing if GE were cheap, but on many metrics, it’s not. Many investors at this point would rather pay for United Technologies Corporation (UTX)  , Honeywell International Inc. (HON)  or 3M Co (MMM)  — the last two of which are holdings in Jim Cramer’s Action Alerts PLUS Charitable Trust Portfolio.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 results before markets opened Friday. For the quarter, the conglomerate posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.85 on revenues of $10.84 billion. In the same period a year ago, the company reported EPS of $1.74 on revenues of $9.99 billion. Fourth-quarter results also compare to consensus estimates for EPS of $1.84 and $10.75 billion in revenues.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) will report its most recent quarterly results Friday morning. The consensus estimates for the first quarter call for EPS of $1.90 and $10.02 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen trading at $146.12, in a 52-week range of $122.40 to $165.13. The consensus price target is $173.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Honeywell (HON)

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  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Although many stocks haven’t rallied in response to positive earnings numbers yet, one exception was American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) last week. Shares had a nice response to earnings, jumping more than 7 percent. One reason could be AXP’s decision to raise guidance. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) also got a boost Friday when the company left guidance unchanged instead of lowering it, as some analysts had feared. Honeywell international Inc. (NYSE: HON) raised guidance and found some traction in the market Friday, too. As we noted earlier this month, many investors appear more interested in the future than in what companies accomplished last quarter, so positive guidance from any company might receive a hearty reception.

Hot Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Etsy, Inc.(ETSY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    For an “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer sat down with Josh Silverman, CEO of the online marketplace Etsy (ETSY) , which saw its shares fall 4.5% after the company reported strong earnings that included a top- and bottom-line beat. Shares of Etsy were up 50% for the year going into this quarter’s results.

  • [By ]

    Etsy (ETSY) is the anti-Amazon (AMZN) , according to TheStreet’s founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer.

    Cramer interviewed Etsy’s CEO on Wednesday’s edition of CNBC’s Mad Money. 

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares ofEtsy, Inc.(NASDAQ:ETSY) were climbing again today after the online crafts marketplace got a vote of confidence from Loop Capital: Analyst Laura Champine initiated coverage with a “buy” rating and a $32 price target. Etsy shares gained as much as 9.6% during the trading day and finished up 8.3% on the endorsement.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the fifteen research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $26.54.

Hot Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Amphenol Corporation(APH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

    Trending Hot Stock’s Analysis Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) (thestockgem.com) Royal Bank of Canada Raises Amphenol (APH) Price Target to $80.00 (americanbankingnews.com) Analyst Earnings Forecasts Summary: Amphenol Corporation’s (APH) (getstocksnews.com) Global Medical Pressure Sensors Market 2018 Manufacturers- Amphenol, Honeywell, NXP+Freescale and TE … (themobileherald.com) What’s Better? Amphenol Corporation (APH) Buy or Sell (nasdaqfortune.com)

    A number of research firms have issued reports on APH. Morgan Stanley raised their price target on shares of Amphenol from $87.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. ValuEngine raised shares of Amphenol from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and set a $89.00 price target (up from $82.00) on shares of Amphenol in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Amphenol from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Finally, Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price objective on shares of Amphenol in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. Amphenol has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $92.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Greenleaf Trust reduced its holdings in Amphenol (NYSE:APH) by 4.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 17,234 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after selling 714 shares during the period. Greenleaf Trust’s holdings in Amphenol were worth $1,484,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. increased its holdings in shares of Amphenol (NYSE:APH) by 4.5% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,105,805 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after buying an additional 47,719 shares during the period. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s holdings in Amphenol were worth $95,258,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019

Investment company Carl Icahn buys Hertz Global Holdings during the 3-months ended 2016-12-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Icahn Capital Management LP. As of 2016-12-31, Icahn Capital Management LP owns 19 stocks with a total value of $22.4 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

Added Positions: HTZ, IEP, HLF, Reduced Positions: FCX, NUAN, PYPL,

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

These are the top 5 holdings of Carl IcahnIcahn Enterprises LP (IEP) – 129,999,050 shares, 34.82% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 2.30%American International Group Inc (AIG) – 45,644,982 shares, 13.32% of the total portfolio. CVR Energy Inc (CVI) – 71,198,718 shares, 8.08% of the total portfolio. Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp (FDML) – 138,590,141 shares, 6.39% of the total portfolio. Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG) – 32,680,490 shares, 6.05% of the total portfolio. Added: Hertz Global Holdings Inc (HTZ)

Carl Icahn added to the holdings in Hertz Global Holdings Inc by 126.17%. The purchase prices were between $21.34 and $39.66, with an estimated average price of $28.8. The stock is now traded at around $21.91. The impact to the portfolio due to this purchase was 1.57%. The holdings were 29,263,869 shares as of 2016-12-31.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC(FTAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

    Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors (FTAI) Lifted to B- at TheStreet (americanbankingnews.com) BidaskClub Upgrades Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors (FTAI) to “Buy” (americanbankingnews.com) Active Mover Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC (NYSE: FTAI) (alphabetastock.com) Services Stock Buzz: Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC (FTAI) (stocksgeeks.com) Contrasting H&E Equipment Services (HEES) & Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors (FTAI) (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of FTAI opened at $16.25 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $1,365.03, a PE ratio of 135.42 and a beta of 1.56. Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors has a 12-month low of $14.25 and a 12-month high of $20.13.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: PetroChina Company Limited(PTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: “Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect PetroChina (PTR) Stock Price” was reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece on another domain, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of United States and international copyright law. The original version of this piece can be viewed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3368551/somewhat-favorable-news-coverage-somewhat-unlikely-to-affect-petrochina-ptr-stock-price.html.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    PetroChina Co. Ltd. (NYSE ADR: PTR) is China’s largest oil company with a market cap of $216.52 billion. PTR is partially owned by the Chinese government.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The optimism comes a day after payment-processing giant Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ) announced it was incorporating Bitcoin into its platform.

    Below is a recap of the top cryptocurrency prices at 12:00 p.m. EST

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of financial-technology company Square (NYSE:SQ) have climbed about 4% higher since the company reported its first-quarter results last week. Bullishness toward the stock isn’t surprising, considering how the quarter put the spotlight on the company’saccelerating growth.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ) was reiterated as Overweight and the price target was raised to $55 from $52 at KeyBanc Capital Markets. Square was up 1.6% at $51.46 on Friday and was indicated up 1.4% at $52.20 on Monday. The consensus analyst target is closer to $49.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ) had the president, CEO, chairman and co-founder, Jack Dorsey, selling shares this past week. Hesurrendered a total of 381,500 shares at a share price of $14.09. The total for the sale was posted at $5,375,764. The company develops and provides payment processing, point-of-sale, financial and marketing services worldwide. Its stock ended last week$13.63. The 52-week trading range is $8.06 to $15.91. The consensus price target is $14.14.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Tesla Motors, Inc.(TSLA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Either Wall Street is wildly enthusiastic about the future prospects of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) or pessimistic about Ford Motor Co.’s (NYSE: F). It could be some mix of the two that has brought Tesla’s market cap of $43 billion, which is 88% of Ford’s $49 billion.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Silicon Valley rival Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) is holding an event this week to unveil its mass-market Model 3 electric vehicle. Earlier this year, Ford said its first fully electric vehicle with more than 300 miles of range will go into mass production in 2020.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    At the moment, Jaguar’s new SUV is Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) only real competitor. Tesla delivered just over 100,000 vehicles last year, but Jaguar could close in on that number fast. An order for 20,000 I-PACEs, before the car has even started rolling off of showroom floors, is a good start.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Tuesday Morning Corp.(TUES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Tuesday Morning (NASDAQ: TUES) shares gained 4.87% to create a new 52-week high of $14.63. Tuesday Morning shares have jumped 110.09% over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 18.17% in the same period.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap closeout home decor retailer Tuesday Morning Corporation (NASDAQ: TUES) reported Q4 and fiscal 2017 earnings before the market opened on Thursday. Q4net sales were $223.6 million versus $222.8 million as the Company’s sales comparison to the prior year is impacted by the net closure of 20 stores during the current fiscal year.Comparable store sales increased 1.8% compared to the same period a year ago, and were comprised of a 2.6% increase in customer transactions, partially offset by a 0.8% decrease in average ticket. The Company operated 731 stores at the end of the fiscal year, which is a decrease of 20 stores from the prior year period.The net loss was $17.3 million versusa net loss of $3.9 million.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Extra Space Storage Inc(EXR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Extra Space Storage Inc. (NYSE: EXR) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Merrill Lynch.

    ALSO READ: Jefferies Analysts Out With Top Stock Picks Before Global Tech Conference

    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (NYSE: GT) was reiterated as Buy with a $36 price target (versus a $25.16 close) at Argus. The firm noted that the recent sell-off offers an attractive entry point.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Extra Space Storage, Inc. (NYSE:EXR) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $93.95 and last traded at $93.32, with a volume of 318074 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $93.44.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    The final REIT type I like right now is self-storage, particularly Extra Space Storage (NYSE:EXR).

    First, I should mention that this could prove to be the most volatile company on the list. Self-storage isn’t as defensive as retail or healthcare simply because of its lease structure. Generally, you don’t sign a multi-year lease on a storage unit — you just pay each month that you want to keep it. This makes it easier for tenants to vacate the properties during tough times.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings, Inc.(SPWH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sportsman’s Warehouse (NASDAQ:SPWH) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $5.50.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Waste Management, Inc.(WM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) to report quarterly earnings at $0.10 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion before the opening bell. Avon Products shares rose 2.39 percent to $6.00 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) to report quarterly earnings at $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.44 billion before the opening bell. MGM shares rose 1.01 percent to $29.90 in after-hours trading.
    Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) reported better-than-expected results for its second quarter and raised its quarterly dividend to $0.29 per share. Cisco shares rose 2.13 percent to $33.52 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, Dean Foods Co (NYSE: DF) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $2.01 billion. Dean Foods shares rose 0.49 percent to $20.55 in after-hours trading.
    Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) posted weaker-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Wednesday. Tripadvisor shares dropped 5.60 percent to $49.75 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) to have earned $0.77 per share on revenue of $3.42 billion in the latest quarter. Waste Management will release earnings before the markets open. Waste Management shares rose 2.27 percent to $72.97 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Investors in their 60’s should start to favor low-risk stocks that offer up big dividend payouts. Below are three stocks — Waste Management (NYSE:WM), United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), and Welltower (NYSE:HCN) — that perfectly fit that description.

  • [By ]

    For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer spoke with Jim Fish, president and CEO of Waste Management (WM) , which just posted an eight-cents-a-share earnings beat, but saw shares decline as investors worry over the impact of trade wars with China on the company’s recycling business.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Moneygram International, Inc.(MGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Moneygram International Inc (NASDAQ: MGI) shares were also up, gaining 21 percent to $5.74 after the company reported upbeat Q4 earnings.

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  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Friday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small capmoney transfer services stock Moneygram International (NASDAQ: MGI):

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Western Union (WU) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after MoneyGram International (MGI) received a bid from Euronet Worldwide (EEFT).

    Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

    Shares of Western Union gained 3.5% to $20.27 today, while the S&P 500 fell 0.3% to 2,365.45.MoneyGram International surged 25% to $15.77, while Euronet Worldwide advanced 0.3% to $83.22.

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on Xilinx (XLNX) , Celgene (CELG) , Exelixis (EXEL) , Moneygram (MGI) , Monster Beverage (MNST) , SunCoke Energy Partners (SXCP) and Mattel (MAT) .

  • [By ]

    Moneygram (MGI) : “No, you need quality and this one doesn’t have it.”

    Monster Beverage (MNST) : “I think this one has run out of gas so I’m going to say don’t buy. “

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: American Assets Trust, Inc.(AAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Markus Aarnio]

    Owens Realty Mortgage’s competitors include American Assets Trust (AAT), Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE) and Boston Properties (BXP). American Assets Trust has seen five insider buy transactions and four insider sell transactions this year. American Assets Trust has a dividend yield of 2.78%. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has seen 14 insider sell transactions this year. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has a dividend yield of 4.10%. Boston Properties has seen one insider buy transaction and four insider sell transactions this year. Boston Properties has a dividend yield of 2.43%.

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AGCO, American Water Works, Carbonite, Cheniere, Comcast, North

Stocks were up on Monday but in Tuesday’s premarket were soft and looking for direction ahead of the president’s decision on the Iran nuke deal. The trend of endless buying the dips has not worked well lately, and many investors are wondering whether the best has been seen for 2018. Now investors have to consider how they want their investments positioned for the longer term.

24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst research reports each day of the week. Our goal is to find new ideas for investors and traders alike. Some analyst reports cover stocks to buy and others cover stocks to sell or avoid.

Additional color and commentary have been added on most of the daily analyst reports. The consensus analyst price targets and other valuation metrics are from the Thomson Reuters sell-side research service.

These were the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and other research calls from Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

AGCO Corp. (NYSE: AGCO) was maintained as Buy butremoved from the Conviction Buy list at Goldman Sachs.

American Water Works Co. Inc. (NYSE: AWK) was reiterated as Buy and with a $105 price target (versus an $84.80 prior close) at Argus. The independent research firm sees strong upside for water utilities.

Carbonite Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $35 from $30 at Oppenheimer.

Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) was maintained as Buy but the price target was cut to $44 from $45 at Stifel.

CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) was reiterated as Buy with a $79 price target (versus a $52.42 close) at Argus. The firm was very positive about its individual prospects but was still very concerned about a possible re-merger with Viacom.

Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSEARCA: LNG) was reiterated as Buy and the price objective was raised to $69 from $63 (versus a $62.49 close) at Merrill Lynch. After a strong LNG marketing aspect, the firm ramped up expectations on excess volumes through 2020.

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities.

Extra Space Storage Inc. (NYSE: EXR) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Merrill Lynch.

ALSO READ: Jefferies Analysts Out With Top Stock Picks Before Global Tech Conference

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (NYSE: GT) was reiterated as Buy with a $36 price target (versus a $25.16 close) at Argus. The firm noted that the recent sell-off offers an attractive entry point.

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) already was rated as Buy at Goldman Sachs, but now the defense contractor has been added to the firm’s prized Conviction Buy List, with a $195 price target (versus a $149.88 close).

Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) was maintained as Buy butremoved from the Conviction Buy list at Goldman Sachs.

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) already was rated as Buy at Goldman Sachs, but now the defense contractor has been added to the prized Conviction Buy List, with a $410 price target (versus a $317.13 close).

Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW) was raised to Outperform from Neutral and the price target was raised to $87 from $85 at Credit Suisse.

Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $140 from $125 at JMP Securities.

Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $15 price target (versus a $9.92 close) at Argus. The firm sees accelerating growth prospects around the coming 5G expansion.

Monday’s top analyst calls includedAutoZone, Basic Energy Services, Discover Financial, McDonald’s, Lending Tree, Shake Shack and many more.

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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AGCO, American Water Works, Carbonite, Cheniere, Comcast, North

Stocks were up on Monday but in Tuesday’s premarket were soft and looking for direction ahead of the president’s decision on the Iran nuke deal. The trend of endless buying the dips has not worked well lately, and many investors are wondering whether the best has been seen for 2018. Now investors have to consider how they want their investments positioned for the longer term.

24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst research reports each day of the week. Our goal is to find new ideas for investors and traders alike. Some analyst reports cover stocks to buy and others cover stocks to sell or avoid.

Additional color and commentary have been added on most of the daily analyst reports. The consensus analyst price targets and other valuation metrics are from the Thomson Reuters sell-side research service.

These were the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and other research calls from Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

AGCO Corp. (NYSE: AGCO) was maintained as Buy butremoved from the Conviction Buy list at Goldman Sachs.

American Water Works Co. Inc. (NYSE: AWK) was reiterated as Buy and with a $105 price target (versus an $84.80 prior close) at Argus. The independent research firm sees strong upside for water utilities.

Carbonite Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $35 from $30 at Oppenheimer.

Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) was maintained as Buy but the price target was cut to $44 from $45 at Stifel.

CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) was reiterated as Buy with a $79 price target (versus a $52.42 close) at Argus. The firm was very positive about its individual prospects but was still very concerned about a possible re-merger with Viacom.

Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSEARCA: LNG) was reiterated as Buy and the price objective was raised to $69 from $63 (versus a $62.49 close) at Merrill Lynch. After a strong LNG marketing aspect, the firm ramped up expectations on excess volumes through 2020.

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities.

Extra Space Storage Inc. (NYSE: EXR) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Merrill Lynch.

ALSO READ: Jefferies Analysts Out With Top Stock Picks Before Global Tech Conference

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (NYSE: GT) was reiterated as Buy with a $36 price target (versus a $25.16 close) at Argus. The firm noted that the recent sell-off offers an attractive entry point.

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) already was rated as Buy at Goldman Sachs, but now the defense contractor has been added to the firm’s prized Conviction Buy List, with a $195 price target (versus a $149.88 close).

Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) was maintained as Buy butremoved from the Conviction Buy list at Goldman Sachs.

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) already was rated as Buy at Goldman Sachs, but now the defense contractor has been added to the prized Conviction Buy List, with a $410 price target (versus a $317.13 close).

Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW) was raised to Outperform from Neutral and the price target was raised to $87 from $85 at Credit Suisse.

Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $140 from $125 at JMP Securities.

Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $15 price target (versus a $9.92 close) at Argus. The firm sees accelerating growth prospects around the coming 5G expansion.

Monday’s top analyst calls includedAutoZone, Basic Energy Services, Discover Financial, McDonald’s, Lending Tree, Shake Shack and many more.

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CVS Aims to Remake Health Care With Aetna Deal

Aetna Inc. and CVS Health Corp. announced the $69 billion CVS agreement to acquire Aetna at what might have been the worst possible time for health insurance agents and brokers: as producers were racing to help older clients meet the Dec. 7 Medicare plan annual election period deadline.

Producers are also in the middle of helping employer clients with calendar-year plans nail down 2018 benefit plan enrollment, and, in some cases, doing whatever it is they still have the heart to do for consumers trying to get individual major medical enrollment period.

But Aetna has made some efforts to communicate with producers about the CVS deal.

Here’s a look at some of what the company has told producers, sifted from a blizzard of documents Aetna has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Best Insurance Stocks To Invest In 2018: LM Ericsson Telephone Company(ERIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares were also up, gaining 18 percent to $7.86 after reporting strong Q1 results.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $7.755 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.

    Equities Trading DOWN

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) surged on Friday following the telecommunications company’s first-quarter report. While revenue tumbled compared to the prior-year period, the company managed to turn a small profit on an adjusted basis. That was enough to drive the stock 17.1% higher by market close.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) dropped 3.6% on Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $5.35 against a 52-week high of $10.58. Volume of about 28 million was about 6 times the daily average of around 4.8 million. The stock closed at $5.55 on Wednesday night. The Swedish network gear maker warned on revenues and earnings Wednesday morning.

Best Insurance Stocks To Invest In 2018: EnLink Midstream Partners, LP(ENLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    EnLink Midstream Partners (ENLK) is sponsored by independent oil and gas exploration giant Devon Energy (DVN), the owner of this acreage.

    These basins offer superior economics and EnLink’s close relationship with Devon provides leveraged exposure to the upstream operator’s accelerating activity in these plays.

Best Insurance Stocks To Invest In 2018: Extra Space Storage Inc(EXR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    The final REIT type I like right now is self-storage, particularly Extra Space Storage (NYSE:EXR).

    First, I should mention that this could prove to be the most volatile company on the list. Self-storage isn’t as defensive as retail or healthcare simply because of its lease structure. Generally, you don’t sign a multi-year lease on a storage unit — you just pay each month that you want to keep it. This makes it easier for tenants to vacate the properties during tough times.

foreign investment

He’s one of China’s richest men — THE richest, according to some rankings — with a net worth of roughly $42 billion.

His business interests range from social media to artificial intelligence, and his company has invested in Snapchat and Tesla. The latest news: The tech giant he founded is more valuable than Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook (FB, Tech30).

But who is Ma Huateng?

The founder of Tencent — nicknamed “Pony” thanks to a surname that translates to “horse” in English — is notoriously press shy, and rarely grants interviews.

Ma worked in the pager business after graduating from southern China’s Shenzhen University in 1993 with a degree in computer science.

From pagers to messaging platforms

But it wasn’t until five years after leaving college that the low-profile businessman founded Tencent (TCEHY), and began work on the communications platforms that would turn the company into a global tech titan.

Tencent developed a reputation as a copycat in its early days, and was accused of taking western products and adapting them for the Chinese market. Its PC messaging platform, for example, closely resembled a similar product from AOL.

foreign investment: Extra Space Storage Inc(EXR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    The final REIT type I like right now is self-storage, particularly Extra Space Storage (NYSE:EXR).

    First, I should mention that this could prove to be the most volatile company on the list. Self-storage isn’t as defensive as retail or healthcare simply because of its lease structure. Generally, you don’t sign a multi-year lease on a storage unit — you just pay each month that you want to keep it. This makes it easier for tenants to vacate the properties during tough times.

foreign investment: LeMaitre Vascular, Inc.(LMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    The list of below stocks is notable as the shares have traded on sequentially increasing volume spanning the trading days from September 16 to September 20:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, healthcare shares rose by just 0.6 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ: LMAT), down 5 percent, and pSivida Corp. (NASDAQ: PSDV), down 3 percent.

foreign investment: RetailMeNot, Inc.(SALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    As for individual stocks, RetailMeNot (NASDAQ:SALE) and SUPERVALU (NYSE:SVU) attracted heavy investor interest following merger and acquisition news.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of RetailMeNot Inc (NASDAQ: SALE) got a boost, shooting up 12 percent to $8.42. RetailMeNot announced after Thursday’s close it has entered into an agreement to acquire GiftCard Zen, a secondary marketplace for gift cards. The company reported preliminary Q1 revenue of $54 million to $54.5 million and FY16 revenue of $228 million to $241 million.

foreign investment: Eagle Bancorp, Inc.(EGBN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Monday, the financial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGBN) and BankUnited (NYSE: BKU).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    WARNING: “Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (EGBN) Holdings Trimmed by TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC” was first posted by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this news story on another site, it was stolen and republished in violation of United States and international copyright and trademark legislation. The legal version of this news story can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3353520/eagle-bancorp-inc-egbn-holdings-trimmed-by-tiaa-cref-investment-management-llc.html.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Eagle Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: EGBN) dropped 28% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $47.65 after closing at $66.15 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $69.80. Volume of around 3.6 million was more than three times the daily average. The bank holding company had no specific news Friday.

foreign investment: SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Fitz-Gerald]

    You can see that when I superimpose the descending triangle pattern on the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE Arca: SPY), which mirrors the S&P 500 Index.

  • [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]

    If youre not familiar, the VOO is one of three S&P 500-tracking ETFs the other two are the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) and the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV). Each operates slightly differently, but at the end of the day, each provides very honest, tight tracking of the S&P 500. The VOO is simply the cheapest at just 0.05% in expenses, which accounts for most of the slight performance edge over its ETF brethren.

  • [By Selena Maranjian]

    Since so many managed stock funds can’t beat the S&P 500, it makes good sense to just invest in an S&P 500 index fund. Even billionaire Warren Buffett, known for his investing brilliance, endorses that idea. He saysthat in his will, he offers these instructions for the money left for his wife: “Put 10% of the cash in short-term government bonds and 90% in a very low-cost S&P 500 index fund. (I suggest Vanguard’s.)” You can do so through many index funds from many fund companies — just be sure to choose one with low fees, as there are very low fees to be found. A particularly easy way to invest in the S&P 500 is through an exchange-traded fund (ETF) such as theSPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust(NYSEMKT:SPY). ETFs work much like stocks, letting you buy as many or as few shares as you want throughout the trading day. A SPY share recently traded for about $238 per share, sported a dividend yield of close to 2%, and chargedjust 0.1% in annual fees.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Many ETFs–especially the large diversified ones such as SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) , PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) and iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) –in and of themselves are not dangerous.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) or Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) could join fellow FAANG juggernaut Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), on the list, increasing the Dow’s overlap with the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) and better aligning the Dow with the S&P 500’s tech representation.

foreign investment: Herman Miller, Inc.(MLHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Herman Miller, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLHR) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $544.40 million.

    Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: CTRP) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $2.81 billion.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Herman Miller Inc. (NASDAQ: MLHR) was raised to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James.

    Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) was raised to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital Markets.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    Analysts are expecting Com

Top 10 New Companies To Buy Right Now

Transocean (RIG) beat earnings forecasts and probably has enough cash but Jefferies analyst Eduardo Royes and team still consider its stock to be a bigger risk when compared to its peers (I’m guessing they mean Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO), Noble (NE) and Ensco (ESV), among others). They explain why:

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We tweak estimates and raise our PT on lower opex in normalized (as with peers). Liquidity doesn’t look to be an issue in the next few years, but the overhang forTransocean is unchangedwith 16 mostly older UDW floaters uncontracted today and our inability to see enough of an activity ramp to absorb re-entry of these rigs through 2018, downside risk is outsized versus peers. Normalized valuation feels reasonable, but it might give too much credit to UDW activity.

Tough to see the market growing enough to absorb uncontracted rigs. We commendTransocean for figuring out how to materially lower its stacking costs on UDW rigs, and are willing to giveTransocean the benefit of the doubt that reactivation costs for some of these assets may not be significant today. That said, with the floater rigcount likely on pace to fall through YE16 (into the 150-160 range from 190 today), and given the seemingly low likelihood that floater activity in 2017 can do better than stabilize, oversupply conditions simply feel too great to allow for these rigs to come back for years to come (thus calling into question their longer-term economic viability). Although we do not believe there is a material technical disadvantage to Transocean’s older floaters, we suspect the first rigs to secure UDW work as (if) demand starts to emerge will be the currently committed 2013+ deliveries (“6th Gen V 2.0″ rigs), of which many roll off contract in 2017. What’s more, we suspect that more sister units to these 6G V 2.0 rigs will also come into contention for work as (1) better capitalized drillers will likely be willing to take delivery for poor economics initially in order to get work and/or (2) if industry chatter regarding a ramping up in asset transactions does transpire, assets currently not in the hands of financially capable owners will be able to enter the competitive mix.

Top 10 New Companies To Buy Right Now: Huaneng Power International, Inc.(HNP)

 

Huaneng Power International, Inc., an independent power producer, generates and sells electricity and heat to the regional or provincial grid companies in the Peoples Republic of China and Singapore. It is involved in the development, construction, operation, and management of power plants and related projects; and generation, wholesale, and retail of power and other relating utilities. The company generates power from coal, wind, gas, oil, and hydro resources. In addition, it provides cargo transportation services in coastal areas; warehousing, loading, and conveying services; port management, cargo loading, and water transport material supply; utility services; environment engineering services; consultancy in waste recycling; real estate agency services. Further, the company engages in aquaculture and agriculture irrigation activities; developing and leasing real estate; production and sale of mineral water; port developme nt and construction, coal mixture, and machinery leasing and repair activities; industrial waste management and recycling activities; and the supply of water carriage materials. As of September 1, 2015, it had controlled generating capacity of 81,132 megawatts and a total generating capacity of 72,375 megawatts. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Beijing, the Peoples Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, utilities shares rose by just 0.5 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included TransAlta Corporation (USA) (NYSE: TAC), down 1 percent, and Huaneng Power International Inc (ADR) (NYSE: HNP), down 1 percent.

Top 10 New Companies To Buy Right Now: Sohu.com Inc.(SOHU)

 

Sohu.com Inc. provides online media, search, and game services on personal computers (PCs), mobile devices, and tablets in the Peoples Republic of China. It operates brand advertising business that offers advertisements on its Websites to companies; sohu.com, which provides online news and information; m.sohu.com mobile portal and Sohu News APP, a mobile phone application; tv.sohu.com, which offers online video service; and focus.cn that provides online real estate information. The companys search and search-related business provides Sogou Input Method software to input Chinese characters on PCs and mobile devices; Sogou browser; Sogou Web Directory, a Web directory navigation site for PCs; Sogou Search, a proprietary search engine; and Sogou Browser for PCs and mobile devices, as well as offers pay-for-click services and online marketing services for advertisers. In addition, its online game business offers interactive on line games, mobile games, and Web games for game players. Further, the companys platform channel business owns and operates various Web properties and software applications, including 17173.com, an information portal for game players; RaidCall, which provides online music and entertainment services; and the Dolphin Browser, a gateway to a host of user activities on mobile devices. Additionally, it provides mobile-related services and mobile products; Internet value-added services; and cinema advertising services. The company was formerly known as Internet Technologies China Incorporated and changed its name to Sohu.com Inc. in September 1999. Sohu.com Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Beijing, the Peoples Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Belinda Cao]

    Sohu.com Inc. (SOHU), which sold a stake in its search unit to Tencent Holdings Ltd. (700), advanced 11 percent for the week to $72.06. It retreated 5.9 percent Sept. 20. Tencent, Chinas biggest Internet company by market value, paid $448 million for a 36.5 percent stake in Sohus Sogou unit last week and merge its own search service with Sogou.

10 Best Semiconductor Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Myriad Genetics, Inc.(MYGN)

Myriad Genetics, Inc. (Myriad), incorporated on November 6, 1992, is a molecular diagnostic company. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development and marketing of transformative molecular diagnostic tests. The Company operates through two segments: diagnostics and other. The diagnostics segment provides testing and collaborative development of testing that is designed to assess an individual’s risk for developing disease later in life, identify a patient’s likelihood of responding to drug therapy and guide a patient’s dosing to enable optimal treatment, or assess a patient’s risk of disease progression and disease recurrence. The other segment provides testing products and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical research industries, research and development, and clinical services for patients, and also includes corporate services, such as finance, human resources, legal and information technology. Myriad offers diagnostic tests for a range of dise ases, such as Myriad myRisk Hereditary Cancer test for hereditary breast cancer, hereditary ovarian cancer, hereditary pancreatic cancer, hereditary uterine (endometrial) cancer and hereditary colon cancer; Myriad myPlan Lung Cancer test for lung cancer; Myriad myPath Melanoma test for melanoma; Prolaris test for prostate cancer, and Vectra DA for rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Molecular Diagnostic Testing

The Company’s molecular diagnostic tests are designed to analyze genes, their expression levels and corresponding proteins. Myriad’s primary molecular diagnostic tests include myRisk Hereditary Cancer, a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequencing test for assessing the risks for hereditary cancers, such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, uterine cancer, melanoma, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer and gastric cancer; BRACAnalysis, a DNA sequencing test for assessing the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer; BART, a DNA sequencing test for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer; BRACAnalysis CDx ! , a DNA sequencing test for use as a companion diagnostic with the poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor LynparzaTM (olaparib); Tumor BRACAnalysis CDx, a DNA sequencing test designed to be utilized to predict response to DNA damaging agents, such as platinum-based chemotherapy agents and PARP inhibitors; COLARIS, a DNA sequencing test for assessing the risk of colorectal and uterine cancer; COLARIS AP, a DNA sequencing test for assessing the risk of colorectal cancer; Vectra DA, a protein detection test for assessing the disease activity of rheumatoid arthritis; Prolaris, a ribonucleic acid (RNA) expression test for assessing the aggressiveness of prostate cancer; EndoPredict, an RNA expression test for assessing the aggressiveness of breast cancer; myPath Melanoma, an RNA expression test for diagnosing melanoma, and myPlan Lung Cancer, an RNA expression test for assessing the aggressiveness of lung cancer.

Pharmaceutical and Clinical Services

The Company provides a range of pharmaceutical and clinical services. Through its subsidiary, Myriad RBM, Inc., Myriad provides biomarker discovery and pharmaceutical and clinical services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical research industries utilizing its multiplexed immunoassay technology. The Company also owns Privatklinik Dr. Robert Schindlbeck GmbH & Co. KG, located approximately 15 miles from the Company’s European laboratories in Munich, Germany. The Company’s technology enables it to screen sets of well-characterized clinical samples from both diseased and non-diseased populations against its menu of biomarkers.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We took in Walt Disney (DIS) earnings, Argus’ downgrade of Noble (NE), and Myriad Genetics’ (MYGN) freefall.

    We looked at the speculation that International Paper (IP) could be a takeover target, and the progress made at Ralph Lauren (RL), and the slowing same-store sales at Shake Shack (SHAK).

Top 10 New Companies To Buy Right Now: Continental Resources, Inc.(CLR)

Continental Resources, Inc., incorporated on November 16, 1967, is an independent crude oil and natural gas exploration and production company with properties in the North, South and East regions of the United States. The North region consists of properties north of Kansas and west of the Mississippi River and includes North Dakota Bakken, Montana Bakken and the Red River units. The South region includes Kansas and all properties south of Kansas and west of the Mississippi River, including various plays in the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (SCOOP), Sooner Trend Anadarko Canadian Kingfisher (STACK), Northwest Cana and Arkoma Woodford areas of Oklahoma. The East region includes undeveloped leasehold acreage east of the Mississippi River. The Company’s estimated proved reserves are approximately 1,230 million barrels of crude oil equivalent (MMBoe) with estimated proved developed reserves of over 520 MMBoe. Its crude oil production is sold to crude oil refining companie s at market centers.

North Region

The Company’s principal producing properties in the North region are in the Bakken field and the Red River units. Its average daily production from such properties is approximately 148,910 Boe per day. The Bakken field of North Dakota and Montana is a crude oil resource play in the United States. The Company is a producer, leasehold owner and operator in the Bakken. Its total Bakken production is over 136,350 Boe per day. It has completed approximately 650 gross wells in the Bakken. Its total proved Bakken field reserves is over 660 MMBoe. It operates approximately eight rigs in the Bakken, all in North Dakota.

The Company’s Red River units consists of over nine units located along the Cedar Creek Anticline in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana that produce crude oil and natural gas from the Red River B formation. The Company’s principal producing properties in the Red River units include the Cedar Hills units in North Dakota and Montana, the Medicine Pole H! ills units in North Dakota and the Buffalo Red River units in South Dakota. Its properties in the Red River units comprise a portion of the Cedar Hills field.

South Region

The Company’s principal producing properties in the South region are located in the SCOOP, Northwest Cana and STACK areas of Oklahoma. Its average daily production from such properties is approximately 76,020 Boe per day. The Company’s SCOOP play extends across Garvin, Grady, Stephens, Carter, McClain and Love counties in Oklahoma, and contains crude oil and condensate-rich fairways as delineated by various industry wells. It is a producer, leasehold owner and operator in the SCOOP play. It has completed over 200 gross wells in SCOOP. The Company’s Northwest Cana properties are located in northwestern Oklahoma in Blaine, Dewey and Custer Counties of Oklahoma and target the Woodford formation. It has approximately five operated rigs drilling in Northwest Cana. It has over four oper ated rigs drilling in STACK. It has completed a combined of approximately 30 gross wells in Northwest Cana and STACK. It has proved reserves of approximately 80 MMBoe.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The large cap E&Ps we cover raised ~ $6.5 billion of equity in 2015 and are likely to consider additional issuance in 2016. Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) raised $1.3 billion on January 5th and Hess Corp. (HES) raised $1.5 billion of equity/equity-linked earlier this month. We think highly leveraged companies such as Devon Energy,Encana andRange Resources (RRC) and companies with a large deficit (before asset sales), such asAnadarko Petroleum and Devon Energy, are most likely to consider raising equity. Additionally, we believe companies such as WPX Energy (WPX), Southwestern Energy (SWN), Marathon Oil, Continental Resources (CLR),Noble Energy and Newfield Exploration (NFX) could issue equity while several levered companies may be unwilling or unable to access equity markets. We do not think Apache, Canadian Natural Resource, EOG Resources (EOG), Occidental Petroleum orPioneer Natural Resources are likely to issue equity this year.

Top 10 New Companies To Buy Right Now: Mercury Systems Inc(MRCY)

Mercury Systems, Inc., incorporated on July 14, 1981, is a commercial provider of secure processing subsystems designed and made in the United States. The Company’s solutions support a range of defense and intelligence programs. The Company’s technologies include embedded processing modules and subsystems, radio frequency (RF) and microwave multi-function assemblies, as well as subsystems, and RF and microwave components. In addition, the Company designs and builds RF and microwave components and subsystems to meet the needs of the electronic warfare (EW), signals intelligence (SIGINT) and other high bandwidth communications requirements and applications.

The Company’s programs include Aegis, Patriot, Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP), Gorgon Stare, Predator, F-35 and Reaper. The Company provides solutions relating to pre-integrated, open, affordable EW, electronic attack (EA) and electronic counter measure (ECM) subsystems, SIGINT and ele ctro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) processing technologies, and radar environment test and simulation systems. The Company deploys these solutions on behalf of the Department of Defense (DoD). The Company designs and builds integrated sensor processing subsystems, including classified application-specific software and intellectual property (IP) for the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR), EW and ECM markets.

The Company offers analyst services and systems engineering support, consulting, maintenance and other support, testing and installation. The Company designs, markets and sells software and middleware environments for the development and execution of signal and image processing applications on a range of heterogeneous and multi-computing platforms. The Company’s software suite is based on open standards and includes heterogeneous processor support. The Company’s software and middleware provides custom er application-level algorithm portability across a range of! hardware processor types with math and input/output (I/O) interfaces. Its multi-computer software packages are marketed and licensed under the MultiCore Plus brand.

The Company offers products designed to meet a range of requirements in compute-intensive, signal processing and image-processing applications, multi-computer interconnect fabrics, sensor interfaces and command and control functions. The Company offers hardware products into the categories, such as signal and image processing, multi-computer and sensor interfaces, including embedded processing boards, switch fabric boards, digital receiver boards, high-density memory modules, secure solid-state drives, secure global positioning system (GPS) receiver modules, and chassis-based systems using air, conduction, and cooling technologies; RF and microwave assemblies, including tuners, converters, transceivers, and switch filters, and RF and microwave components, including power amplifiers and limiters, swi tches, oscillators, and equalizers. Its open architecture is carried throughout its entire Ensemble product line. In the defense market, its hardware products include anti-tamper and information assurance products, such as EnforcIT, WhiteboxCRYPTO and CodeSEAL. In the commercial market, its hardware products include its CANGuard product, which provides security for the electronic communications and control architectures on a range of automotive vehicles.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Mercury Systems Inc (NASDAQ: MRCY) shares shot up 15 percent to $18.94 after the company agreed to acquire the embedded security, RF and Microwave and custom microelectronics businesses of Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ: MSCC).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Mercury Systems Inc (NASDAQ: MRCY) shares shot up 15 percent to $19.00 after the company agreed to acquire the embedded security, RF and Microwave and custom microelectronics businesses of Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ: MSCC).

Top 10 New Companies To Buy Right Now: Heartware International, Inc.(HTWR)

Heartware International, Inc., incorporated on June 29, 2008, is a medical device company. The Company develops and manufactures miniaturized implantable heart pumps or ventricular assist devices to treat patients suffering from advanced heart failure. The Company operates in the segment of design and manufacture of medical devices. The HeartWare Ventricular Assist System (HVAD System), which includes a ventricular assist device (VAD) or blood pump, patient accessories and surgical tools, provides circulatory support for patients in the advanced stage of heart failure. The HVAD System is designed to be implanted adjacent to the heart, avoiding abdominal surgery. The HVAD System features the centrifugal pump designed to be implanted in the chest, directly adjacent to the heart.

The HeartWare HVAD System

The HVAD System consists of HVAD pump, a permanently implantable VAD, patient accessories and surgical tools. The HVAD pump is capable of generatin g over 10 liters of blood flow per minute. With a displaced volume of approximately 50 cubic centimeters and a mass of over 140 grams, the HVAD pump is implantable in the pericardial space, directly adjacent to the heart. The pump’s inflow cannula is integrated with the device itself, providing proximity between the heart and the pumping mechanism, facilitating ease of implant and helping to ensure optimal blood flow characteristics. The use of a wide-bladed impeller and the clear flow paths through the pump are designed to help reduce the risk of pump-induced damage to blood cells.

The HeartWare MVAD System

The MVAD System consists of similar components, surgical tools and peripherals, as the HVAD System, but is differentiated by the MVAD pump. The MVAD pump is a miniaturized blood pump intended for patients with chronic heart failure. The device is a full-output axial-flow pump with a fully suspended rotor and a displacement volume of less than on e-half of that of the HVAD pump.

The CircuLite ! System

The CircuLite Surgical System is designed to be implanted through a right, mini-thoracotomy procedure and does not require a sternotomy or cardiopulmonary bypass. The CircuLite Circulatory Support System offers interventional options to earlier-stage heart failure patients.

The Company competes with St. Jude Medical, Inc., Jarvik Heart, Inc., ReliantHeart Inc., Berlin Heart GmbH and Sunshine Heart, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Spencer Israel]

    4. HeartWare International Inc (NASDAQ: HTWR) – The heart device maker agreed to be acquired by Medtronic for $58 per share in cash two weeks ago. Prior to that the stock had been trading just above $30. 

Top 10 New Companies To Buy Right Now: Canadian National Railway Company(CNI)

Canadian National Railway Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the rail and related transportation business in North America. It provides transportation for various goods, including petroleum and chemicals, grain and fertilizers, coal, metals and minerals, forest products, and intermodal and automotive products. The company operates a network of approximately 20,600 route miles of track that spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico. It serves the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert (British Columbia), Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile (Alabama), as well as metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth (Minnesota)/Superior (Wisconsin), Green Bay (Wisconsin), Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, and Jackson (Mississippi), with connections to various points in North America. The company was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Canadian National Railway (USA) (NYSE: CNI) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.08 billion.

    Container Store Group Inc (NYSE: TCS) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $230.53 million.

Top 10 New Companies To Buy Right Now: AVG Technologies N.V.(AVG)

AVG Technologies N.V., incorporated on March 3, 2011, provides software and online services. The Company operates through two segments: Consumer and small and medium sized business (SMB). The Consumer segment reflects all direct (subscription) and indirect (platform) revenues targeted at the Consumer segment and including the Location Labs business, and Privax entity. The SMB segment reflects all direct (subscription) revenue targeted at the SMB segment and includes the revenue from the Norman Safeground AS. Its product portfolio includes AVG Anti-Virus FREE, AVG Anti-Virus, AVG Internet Security, AVG Protection FREE suite, AVG Protection PRO suite, AVG Performance suite, AVG Ultimate suite, Anti-Virus Security-FREE, AVG Zen, Mobile Anti-Virus Security-PRO, AVG CleanerMobile Booster & Battery Saver, Gallery, Gallery Doctor, AVG Anti-Virus for Mac, TuneUp Utilities and AVG PC Tuneup, AVG Cleaner for Mac, AVG Driver Updater, AVG Web TuneUp, Alarm Clock Xtreme FREE + Timer , AVG Cleaner-Xperia and HideMyPhone, among others. Its location labs mobile solutions include AT&T FamilyMap, AT&T Smart Limits, Sprint Family Locator, Sprint Mobile Controls, Sprint Drive First, T-Mobile FamilyWhere, Verizon FamilyBase, Safely Go and Aqui Estoy.

The Company’s SMB security platform, AVG CloudCare, enables information technology (IT) management by allowing cloud services and devices to be remotely managed from any Web browser or Android and iPhone operating system (iOS) mobile device applications. IT providers can manage multiple customers from a single cloud dashboard, activate services with a single click, generate a variety of reports, view real-time alerts to problems, and drag and drop documents to create centralized policies. Its AVG CloudCare Products include AVG Remote IT, AVG Anti-Virus, AVG Content Filtering, AVG Cloud Backup and AVG Email Security. Its Norman solutions include Norman Antivirus, Norman Security Suite, Norman Security S uite PRO, Norman Endpoint Protection, Norman Email Protectio! n, Norman Security Portal, Norman SecureMail and Norman SecureSurf. Its product portfolio targets the consumer and SMB markets across multiple devices and operating systems and includes Internet security, personal computer (PC) performance optimization, online backup, identity protection, family safety, mobile control and location services, dynamic secure search, remote control, network auditing, monitoring and alerting software. Its product portfolio also includes virtual private network services.

The Company’s solutions, encompassing software and online services, include security, PC optimization, online privacy, cloud-based desktop management, mobile security, management and location services, content filtering, remote monitoring and other products on various desktop and mobile operating systems. Its software products are available in various languages; used in multiple countries across the world, and sold under software license agreements. They are generally sold and downloaded over the Internet or sold as packaged products through multi-tiered distribution channels. The Company offers AVG Zen, a connected solution across both mobile and PC platforms in order to support expansion into mobile. Through its AVG Business Solutions, the Company offers both security and cloud-based remote monitoring and IT management, and the Company offers both license subscription-based and software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based (monthly) billing. The Company also distributes through resellers and distributors, which the Company refers to as its reseller network.

The Company competes with Avast!, Avira, Symantec, Carbonite, Dropbox, Intel Corporation, Trend Micro, Eset, Kaspersky Labs, Panda Software, Sophos, Bit Defender, Rising, Kingsoft, Check Point, Qihoo, F-Secure, Private Internet Access, Anchor Free, Tunnelbear, UniBlue, Piriform, Kaseya, Solarwinds, Cheetah Mobile, NQ Mobile, Lookout, CM security, Microsoft, Google, Apple, Tencent, Facebook, Lifelock and Life 360.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Igor Novgorodtsev]

    InterActiveCorp (IACI) bought Ask.com for $1.85 billion in 2005. The new Perion will be worth only about 40% of that. After the merger, Perion will leapfrog its much larger rivals: Babylon and AVG (AVG). Finally, Perion should be able to increase its operating margins as it can spread its SG&A costs over a much larger base (Conduit EBITDA margin is 32% vs. Perion’s 23%). Perion will keep its senior management team intact: Josef Mandelbaum will remain its CEO and Yacov Kaufman its CFO. Perion has successfully orchestrated a roll-up acquisitions of privately-held Sweetpacks and Smilebox, so I have high confidence that they know how to integrate a new business.

Top 10 New Companies To Buy Right Now: Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc.(PGNX)

Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., incorporated on December 1, 1986, is engaged in developing medicines and other products for targeting and treating cancer. The Company’s products in development include therapeutic agents designed to target cancer and imaging agents, which focuses on enabling clinicians and patients to accurately visualize and manage their diseases. The Company’s EXINI Bone BSI is an analytical tool that employs an artificial intelligence-based approach to apply techniques of statistical analysis and pattern recognition to quantify the information produced by bone scintigraphy (bone scan) images used to view cancer present in the skeleton. The EXINI Bone BSI tool reads bone scans and produces a standard, automated Bone Scan Index quantification. The Company’s clinical-stage products include AZEDRA, 1404 (trofolastat), PyL ((18F) DCFPyL), 1095 and PSMA ADC. The Company’s partnered products include Relistor- Subcutaneous injection, Relistor- Oral Tablets and PRO 140.

Azedra

Azedra is a radiotherapeutic product candidate in development as a treatment for malignant and/or recurrent pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma, rare tumors found in the adrenal glands and outside of the adrenal glands. The Company has completed enrollment in pivotal Phase IIb clinical trial under Special Protocol Assessment (SPA).

1404 (trofolastat)

The Company’s 1404 (trofolastat) is a technetium-99m labeled small molecule, which binds prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) and is used as an imaging agent to diagnose and detect localized prostate cancer, as well as soft tissue and bone metastases. The Company has completed a global multi-centered Phase II study assessing the diagnostic accuracy of 1404 imaging in men with high-risk prostate cancer and initiated a multi-center, open-label Phase III trial to determine the sensitivity and specificity of 1404 to correctly identify whether or not patients hav e clinically prostate cancer

PyL ((18F) DCFPyL)!

The Company’s PyL is a clinical-stage, fluorinated PSMA-targeted Positron Emission Topography (PET) imaging agent for prostate cancer that was discovered and developed at the Center for Translational Molecular Imaging at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Company’s studies show the uptake of PyL is high in sites of putative metastatic lesions and primary tumors, suggesting the potential for high sensitivity in detecting prostate cancer.

1095

The Company’s 1095 is a PSMA-targeted Iodine-131 labeled small radiopharmaceutical molecule, which is designed to deliver a dose of radiation directly to prostate cancer cells with minimal impact on the surrounding healthy tissues. The Company focuses on initiating a Phase I clinical study.

PSMA ADC

PSMA ADC is a human monoclonal antibody-drug conjugate designed to deliver a chemotherapeutic agent to cancer. The Company’s Phase II, multicenter clinical tr ial to assess the safety, tolerability and anti-tumor activity of PSMA ADC, has been completed in both the chemotherapy refractory and chemotherapy naive patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).

Relistor

The Company’s Relistor is used as a treatment for Opioid-Induced Constipation (OIC), which decreases the constipating side effects induced by opioid pain medications, such as morphine and codeine without diminishing their ability to relieve pain. Relistor-Subcutaneous injection is engaged in the treatment of OIC in patients with non-cancer pain, and is marketed in the United States. Relistor-Oral has completed Phase III clinical trials.

PRO 140

The Company’s PRO 140 is a humanized IgG4 monoclonal antibody directed against C-C chemokine receptor type 5 (CCR5), a molecular portal that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) uses to enter T-cells. PRO 140 blocks the predominant HIV subtype (R5) entry i nto T-cells by masking this required co-receptor, CCR5. PRO ! 140 has b! een the subject of over seven clinical trials, each demonstrating efficacy by significantly reducing or controlling HIV viral load in human test subjects.

The Company competes with Merck & Co., Inc., Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Shionogi & Co., Theravance, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Medivation, Inc., Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Aytu Bioscience Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGNX) shares shot up 29 percent to $6.37 after announcing the FDA approval of RELISTOR tablets for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation in adults with chronic non-cancer pain.

Top 10 New Companies To Buy Right Now: Extra Space Storage Inc(EXR)

 

Extra Space Storage, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It engages in property management and development activities that include acquiring, managing, developing, and selling, as well as the rental of self-storage facilities. As of December 31, 2006, Extra Space Storage owned interests in 567 properties located in 32 states and Washington, D.C., as well as managed 74 properties owned by franchisees or third parties. As a REIT, the company would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 1977 and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    On Tuesday, Goldman Sachs announced that it has removed Extra Space Storage, Inc. (EXR) from its Conviction Buy List.

    The firm has maintained a “Buy” rating on EXR, and has lowered the company’s price target from $51 to $50. This price target suggests a 12% upside from the stock’s current price of $43.94.

    Analyst Andrew Rosivach commented: “We think the stock is inexpensive on forward 2018E AFFO, but the higher 2014E multiple may require the stock to consolidate.”

    Extra Space Storage shares were down 21 cents, or 0.47%, during Tuesday morning trading. The stock is up 21% YTD.

Top 10 Media Stocks To Own For 2016

Historically, little gets done by Congress in an election year. But the unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the coming fight over replacing him on the bench will bring legislating to a virtual stop, making the previous snails pace of progress seem downright speedy.

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The most immediate effect of the conservative icons passing will be on a handful of major cases before the Supreme Court, including some closely watched by the business world. With the Court now populated by four conservatives and four liberals and no chance of a new ninth justice joining the Court before its current term ends early this summer some of those cases will end up 4-4. In that event, the lower courts ruling would stand.

Top 10 Media Stocks To Own For 2016: Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc.(AFOP)

 

Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets various fiber optic components and integrated modules for communications equipment manufacturers and service providers in the United States, North America, Europe, and Asia. It offers connectivity products, including connectivity modules; optical connectors, adapters, and cable assemblies; fused and planar fiber optical splitters and couplers; optical tap couplers and ultra low polarization dependent loss tap couplers; amplifier wave division multiplexers (WDM) couplers; optical fixed attenuators; fused fiber WDM couplers; and fiber array units. The company also provides optical passive products comprising filter WDMs, dense wave division multiplexers (DWDMs), coarse wavelength division multiplexers, compact coarse wavelength division multiplexers, add/drop DWDM filters, optical isolators, optical bypass switches, and automatic variable optical attenuators. Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Alliance Fiber Optic Products Inc (NASDAQ: AFOP) shares shot up 19 percent to $18.47 after the company agreed to be acquired by Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) for $18.50 per share.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Alliance Fiber Optic Products (NASDAQ: AFOP) shares rose 7.21% to $21.70. The volume of Alliance Fiber Optic Products shares traded was 397% higher than normal. Alliance Fiber Optic lifted its Q3 revenue outlook.

Top 10 Media Stocks To Own For 2016: Alon USA Energy, Inc.(ALJ)

 

Alon USA Energy, Inc. engages in refining and marketing petroleum products, primarily in the South Central, Southwestern, and Western regions of the United States. It operates in three segments: Refining and Marketing, Asphalt, and Retail. The Refining and Marketing segment operates sour crude oil refinery located in Big Spring, Texas; light sweet crude oil refinery located in Krotz Springs, Louisiana; and heavy crude oil refineries located in Paramount, Bakersfield and Long Beach, California with a crude oil throughput capacity of approximately 217,000 barrels per day. This segment refines crude oil into petroleum products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, petrochemicals, petrochemical feedstocks, asphalt, and other petroleum-based products. It also markets motor fuels to third-party distributors under the Alon brand; licenses Alon brand name; and provides payment card processing services, advertising programs, and lo yalty and other marketing programs to licensed locations. The Asphalt segment sells paving asphalt to road and materials manufacturers, and highway construction/maintenance contractors as ground tire rubber, polymer modified, or emulsion asphalt. The Retail segment operates convenience stores that offer various grades of gasoline, diesel fuel, food products and services, tobacco products, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, and general merchandise, as well as money orders to the public primarily under the 7-Eleven and Alon brands. As of December 31, 2014, this segment operated 295 owned and leased convenience store sites primarily in Central and West Texas, and New Mexico. Alon USA Energy, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tom Dorsey]

    Over a several day period, I submitted questions and Mr. Eisman, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Alon USA Energy Inc. (ALJ) and the parent company of Alon USA Partners LP Inc. (ALDW) responded. He provided some key insights to some challenges the company faces, where the company is going, and the opportunities available in the future. This insight should provide investors with additional information to understand the value of the company and the opportunity as an investor in the company.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, energy shares dipped by 0.70 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included TravelCenters of America LLC (NYSE: TA), down 18 percent, and Alon USA Energy, Inc. (NYSE: ALJ), down 8 percent.

Top 10 Transportation Stocks To Own Right Now: Pinnacle Entertainment Inc.(PNK)

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. owns, develops, and operates casinos, and related hospitality and entertainment facilities in the United States. It operates casinos, such as L’Auberge du Lac in Lake Charles, Louisiana; River City Casino and Lumiere Place in St. Louis, Missouri; Boomtown New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana; Belterra Casino Resort in Vevay, Indiana; Boomtown Bossier City in Bossier City, Louisiana; and Boomtown Reno in Reno, Nevada. The company also operates River Downs racetrack in southeast Cincinnati, Ohio. As of May 26, 2011, it operated seven casinos and one racetrack. The company was formerly known as Hollywood Park, Inc. and changed its name to Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. in February 2000. Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. was founded in 1935 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) has gained 56% this year; Las Vegas Sands (LVS) has climbed 38%. And Deutsche Bank has nice things to say about both today.

    Bloomberg

    First Pinnacle. Deutsche Bank’s Carlo Santarelli ponders the stock’s big move and comes away still seeing value in its shares. He writes:

    When we upgraded PNK in April, our thesis centered on the FCF strength of the combined entities [Pinnacle completed its acquisition of Ameristar Casinos on Aug. 14], a handful of favorable catalysts, easing regional gaming comps, & an inexpensive relative valuation. Given the shares’ sizeable move since then, we believe it is worth revisiting the investment case. Post the announcement of several asset sales and the closing of the transaction, we are adjusting our estimates, raising our PT to $30 from $24, and maintaining our bullish view at current levels given what we still believe to be an attractive free cash flow valuation, meaningful potential synergy realization beyond the $40 mm of announced benefits, and a free option on a lagging regional recovery.

    Santarelli also revisited Las Vegas Sands and there too, he likes what he sees. He writes:

    With…LVS at [a share price level] that have been challenging to break from over the last year plus, we believe this time is different and hence we see continued upward momentum…In the case of LVS, we see; 1) meaningful mass market strength continuing through year end, setting the stage for upward company and market estimate revisions for 2014, 2) continued cash flow appreciation and capital returns serving as downside protection and positive catalysts, and 3) continued shared gains, largely driven by table optimization and mass market strength, driving both estimates and sentiment.

    He also likes Wynn Resorts (WYNN), despite its 34% gain.Santarelli writes:

    As for WYNN, we believe near-term estimates continue to take a back seat to capital return

Top 10 Media Stocks To Own For 2016: MGC Diagnostics Corporation(MGCD)

 

MGC Diagnostics Corporation designs, markets, and sells non-invasive cardiorespiratory diagnostic products under the MGC Diagnostics, MedGraphics, and Medisoft names in the United States and internationally. Its pulmonary function products comprise the Medical Graphics CPF S/D USB, and Medisoft Micro 5000 and Micro 6000 spirometers; Medical Graphics Ultima PF Series, Medisoft SpiroAir, and Medisoft HypAir; Medical Graphics Platinum Elite and Medisoft BodyBox Series; and Medisoft FeNO, FeNO+, and HypAir Muscle Study Systems. These products include applications that enable the early detection of lung disease; evaluate the effect of medication; monitor patients with chronic disease; diagnose lung diseases; manage treatment; assess the surgical risk of lung transplant and lung reduction candidates; and evaluate the impact of diseases, such as neuromuscular disease on breathing. The companys gas exchange testing products comprise the Ultima CPX metabolic stress testing system, Ultima CardiO2 gas exchange analysis system, CCM Express indirect calorimeter, VO2000 metabolic measurement system, Ergocard Clinical, Ergocard Professional gas exchange analysis system, and Ergocard ECG. These products applications consist of screening for early signs of cardiac and pulmonary dysfunction through diagnosis, establishing exercise prescriptions and training programs, evaluating the efficacy of prescribed therapy, and determining appropriate nutritional support requirements. MGC Diagnostics Corporation sells its products through direct sales force and distributors to hospitals, university-based medical centers, medical clinics, physician offices, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and clinical research organizations. The company was formerly known as Angeion Corporation and changed its name to MGC Diagnostics Corporation in August 2012. MGC Diagnostics Corporation was founded in 1986 and is h eadquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    MGC Diagnostics Corp (NASDAQ: MGCD) is projected to post earnings for the latest quarter.

    Lands’ End, Inc. (NASDAQ: LE) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $293.24 million.

Top 10 Media Stocks To Own For 2016: Key Tronic Corporation(KTCC)

Key Tronic Corporation, doing business as KeyTronicEMS Co., together with its subsidiaries, provides electronic manufacturing services (EMS) to original equipment manufacturers primarily in the United States, Mexico, and China. Its EMS services include product design, surface mount technologies for printed circuit board assembly, tool making, precision plastic molding, liquid injection molding, automated tape winding, prototype design, and full product builds. The company also manufactures keyboards and other input devices for personal computers. Key Tronic markets its products and services primarily through its direct sales department aided by field sales people and distributors. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Spokane Valley, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Computer Peripherals: This industry rose 2.21% by 10:15 am ET. The top performer in this industry was Key Tronic (NASDAQ: KTCC), which gained 0.3%. Key Tronic’s trailing-twelve-month ROE is 14.57%.

Top 10 Media Stocks To Own For 2016: Intrexon Corporation(XON)

 

Intrexon Corporation, a biotechnology company, operates in the synthetic biology field in the United States. The company, through a suite of proprietary and complementary technologies, designs, builds, and regulates gene programs, which are DNA sequences that consist of key genetic components. Its technologies include UltraVector gene design and fabrication platform, and its associated library of modular DNA components; cell systems informatics; RheoSwitch inducible gene switch; AttSite Recombinases; protein engineering; mAbLogix; and laser-enabled analysis and processing. Intrexon Corporation has collaboration agreements with ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc.; Synthetic Biologics, Inc.; Oragenics, Inc.; Fibrocell Science, Inc.; Genopaver, LLC; AquaBounty Technologies, Inc.; S & I Ophthalmic, LLC; Biological & Popular Culture, Inc.; OvaXon, LLC; Intrexon Energy Partners, LLC; Persea Bio, LLC; Janssen Pharmaceutica NV; and strategic coll aboration and licensing agreement with Merck Serono S.A. The company was formerly known as Genomatix Ltd. and changed its name to Intrexon Corporation in 2005. Intrexon Corporation was founded in 1998 and is based in Germantown, Maryland.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Overvalued companies include MWI Veterinary (MWIV) andStericycle (SRCL), while companies with attractive valuations include Cardinal Health (CAH), Selected Medical (SEM). He’s not a fan of Intrexon (XON) but callsAratana (PETX) a “hidden gem.”

Top 10 Media Stocks To Own For 2016: Advance Auto Parts Inc(AAP)

 

Advance Auto Parts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the automotive replacement parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items for domestic and imported cars, vans, sport utility vehicles, and light and heavy duty trucks. It offers automotive parts, including alternators, batteries, belts and hoses, brakes and brake pads, chassis parts, climate control parts, clutches, driveshafts, engines and engine parts, ignition parts, lighting, radiators, starters, spark plugs and wires, steering and alignment parts, transmissions, water pumps, and windshield wiper blades; and accessories, such as air fresheners, automotive paints, anti-theft devices, emergency road kits, floor mats, ice scrapers, mirrors, seat and steering wheel covers, and vent shades. The company also provides chemicals comprising antifreeze, brake and power steering fluid, car washes and waxes, freon, fuel additives, and windshield washer fluid; oils, transmission fluids, and other automotive petroleum products; and battery and wiper installation, battery charging, check engine light reading, electrical system testing, video clinics, and oil and battery recycling services, as well as loaner tool programs. In addition, it sells products online through AdvanceAutoParts.com and Worldpac.com. The company serves do-it-for-me, or Commercial, and do-it-yourselfcustomers, as well as independently-owned operators. As of January 2, 2016, it operated a total of 5,171 stores and 122 branches; and served approximately 1,300 independently-owned Carquest stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) shares 11.02 percent to $128.21 in pre-market trading. Advance Auto Parts reported weaker-than-expected quarterly results and announced the resignation of CFO Mike Norona.

Top 10 Media Stocks To Own For 2016: Baker Hughes Incorporated(BHI)

 

Baker Hughes Incorporated supplies oilfield services, products, technology, and systems to the oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company offers drilling and evaluation products and services, which include drill bits for performance drilling, hole enlargement, and coring; conventional and rotary steerable systems used to drill wells; measurement-while-drilling and logging-while-drilling systems to perform reservoir navigation services; drilling optimization services; tools for coil tubing drilling and wellbore re-entry systems; coring drilling systems; surface logging; emulsion and water-based drilling fluids systems; reservoir drill-in fluids; and fluids environmental services. Its drilling and evaluation products and services also comprise wire line services, such as tools for open hole and cased hole well logging to gather data to perform petro physical and geophysical analysis; reservoir evaluation coring; casing perforation; fluid characterization; production logging; well integrity testing; pipe recovery; and seismic and micro seismic services. In addition, the company provides completion and production products and services consisting of completion systems used to control the flow of hydrocarbons within a wellbore; wellbore intervention products and services to enhance the performance of existing wellbores; intelligent production system products and services to monitor and control the production from individual wells or fields; artificial lifts, such as electric submersible pump systems, progressing cavity pump systems, gas lift systems, and surface horizontal pumping systems to lift oil and water; chemicals and chemical application systems; and cementing, stimulation, and coil tubing services. Further, it offers industrial products and services to the downstream chemicals, and process and pipeline industries. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Like every Friday for the past 70 years, Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI) issued its rotary rig counts. As of April 15, the United States had 440 active rigs, down from 443 last Friday and from 954 a year ago. Canada also saw a (2.4 percent) decrease in active rigs this week, to 40. A year ago, the count ascended to 80.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    FBR’s Thomas Curran and Mark Kelley contend that Halliburton (HAL) and Baker Hughes (BHI) will need General Electric’s (GE) help if their merger–blocked yesterday by the Department of Justice–is to succeed:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    On a great day for theVanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH) and big holdings like Schlumberger (SLB), Halliburton (HAL), and Baker Hughes (BHI), Weatherford International (WFT) is doing better than most. One reason: Barclays analystsJ. David Anderson andWilliam Thompson upgraded Weatherford to Overweight from Equal Weight. They explain why:

Top 10 Media Stocks To Own For 2016: Extra Space Storage Inc(EXR)

 

Extra Space Storage, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It engages in property management and development activities that include acquiring, managing, developing, and selling, as well as the rental of self-storage facilities. As of December 31, 2006, Extra Space Storage owned interests in 567 properties located in 32 states and Washington, D.C., as well as managed 74 properties owned by franchisees or third parties. As a REIT, the company would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 1977 and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    On Tuesday, Goldman Sachs announced that it has removed Extra Space Storage, Inc. (EXR) from its Conviction Buy List.

    The firm has maintained a “Buy” rating on EXR, and has lowered the company’s price target from $51 to $50. This price target suggests a 12% upside from the stock’s current price of $43.94.

    Analyst Andrew Rosivach commented: “We think the stock is inexpensive on forward 2018E AFFO, but the higher 2014E multiple may require the stock to consolidate.”

    Extra Space Storage shares were down 21 cents, or 0.47%, during Tuesday morning trading. The stock is up 21% YTD.

Top 10 Media Stocks To Own For 2016: Outerwall Inc.(OUTR)

 

Outerwall Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides automated retail solutions primarily in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Its Redbox segment owns and operates approximately 40,480 Redbox kiosks in 33,060 locations that enable consumers to rent or purchase movies and video games. The companys Coinstar segment owns and operates approximately 20,930 coin-counting kiosks in 19,660 locations, which enable consumers to convert their coin to cash, convert coins and paper bills to stored value products, and exchange gift cards for cash. The companys ecoATM segment owns and operates approximately 2,250 kiosks in 2,020 locations that enable consumers to purchase and sell electronic devices for cash at self-service kiosks. Its ecoATM segment also operates gazelle.com, a direct-to-consumer online solution for the purchase and sale of certain electronic devices for cash. The companys other co ncepts and investments include identifying, evaluating, building, acquiring, and developing self-service concepts in the automated retail space. The company was formerly known as Coinstar, Inc. and changed its name to Outerwall Inc. in June 2013. Outerwall Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Outerwall (NASDAQ: OUTR) lowered its forecast for the third quarter and full year. Outerwall shares dipped 19.96% to $44.80 in after-hours trading.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Outerwall (NASDAQ: OUTR) plummeted 12.08% to $49.21 after the company lowered its forecast for the third quarter and full year.

    JinkoSolar Holding Co (NYSE: JKS) dropped 9.88% to $16.87 after the company announced the offering of 3,500,000 American Depositary Shares.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Shares of Outerwall Inc (NASDAQ: OUTR) surged over 8 percent in Monday’s after-hours trading session following news for investors the company has begun the process of exploring strategic and financial alternatives. Outerwall’s Board also announced the raising of the company’s quarterly dividend from $0.30 to $0.60 per share. Outerwall shares jumped 8.11 percent to $37.18 in the after-hours trading session.

  • [By Jake L’Ecuyer]

    Equities Trading DOWN
    Shares of Outerwall (NASDAQ: OUTR) were down 16.03 percent to $47.00 after the company lowered its forecast for the third quarter and full year. Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) shares tumbled 4.71 percent to $23.26 after the company issued a weak third-quarter profit forecast. Bank of America downgraded the stock from Buy to Neutral. Pandora Media (NYSE: P) down, falling 1.71 percent to $23.58 as the company announced its plans to sell 14 million shares of common stock, including 4 million shares from current stockholders.