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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

Call it global warming. Call it climate change. Maybe it’s a nuance, or maybe your political stance determines how you feel about this debate. 24/7 Wall St. has tracked investment in clean energy and renewable energy for years.

It turns out that 2016 broke the growth cycle for investing in clean energy — and then some.

With a new Trump administration about to take office, it looks like there is a night and day views on climate change versus the Obama administration. That makes this report something which likely cannot be ignored. After all, it was only known for less than two months that Hillary Clinton’s clean energy trends would not continue what was seen under the Obama administration. Still, it’s a big world and many other nations outside of the United States have a serious role in clean energy.

The news at the start of 2017 is showing a stark difference for 2016. Bloomberg New Energy Finance now shows that the total dollars of new investments into clean energy fell a whopping 18% down to $287.5 billion in 2016. While the prior year was a record of $348.5 billion, what stands out here now is that the 2016 figure is also represented as being 9% lower than the $315 billion invested into clean energy in 2014.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Orchids Paper Products Company(TIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

      

    Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLSD) shares declined 32.19 percent to close at $9.86 on Thursday. Clearside Biomedical disclosed that its Phase 2 trial of CLS-TA met primary and secondary endpoints met in 6-month trial.
    scPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCPH) shares dipped 30.1 percent to close at $9.94 on Thursday after the FDA identified deficiencies in the company’s New Drug Application for FUROSCIX. However, the FDA letter did not specify deficiencies identified and notification does not reflect final decision on information under review.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) fell 24.08 percent to close at $1.86. Euroseas announced completion of the spin-off of its drybulk fleet into EuroDry Ltd.
    Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ: GLNG) fell 25.09 percent to close at $25.98 following Q1 results.
    Oragenics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGEN) shares dropped 25 percent to close at $1.50 on Thursday.
    Guess', Inc. (NYSE: GES) dropped 19.44 percent to close at $19.60 following Q1 results.
    Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMD) dropped 15.94 percent to close at $109.09 on Thursday following FQ3 results.
    Fusion Connect, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) shares fell 15.55 percent to close at $3.91.
    Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) dropped 14.44 percent to close at $8.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) shares declined 14.28 percent to close at $82.59 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and lowered its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN) dropped 13.94 percent to close at $18.09 after reporting Q1 results.
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) declined 13.17 percent to close at $2.90 after declining 5.65 percent on Wednesday.
    Concordia International Corp. (NASDAQ: CXRX) fell 12.89 percent to close at $0.2440 after the company announced that it would be delisted from the Nasdaq.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) slipped 12.46 percent

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Last week’s top performing penny stock, Orchids Paper Products Co. (NYSE: TIS), jumped over 218% after the company delivered a stellar earnings reports on Aug. 13.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7
  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Orchids Paper Products Co. (NYSEAMERICAN: TIS) dropped more than 12% Monday to set a new 52-week low of $0.70. Shares closed at $0.80 on Friday and the stock’s 52-week high is $15.47. Volume totaled around 15 million, about 60 times the daily average of around 250,000. The company had no specific news. Shares have made a massive comeback and are on track to close at $2.47, up more than 200%.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    After looking at last week’s top-performing penny stocks, we’ll show you a penny stock on the verge of jumping over 159%…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    My Size Inc. (NASDAQ: MYSZ) $1.19 60.71%
    Delcath Systems Inc. (OTCMKTS: DCTH) $3.21 52.38%
    Regional Health Properties Inc. (NYSE: RHE) $0.18 49.39%
    Nemaura Medical Inc. (NASDAQ: NMRD) $3.03 44.89%
    3Pea International Inc. (NASDAQ: TPNL) $4.62 42.24%
    PLx Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXP) $4.22 34.38%
    Orchids Paper Products Co. (NYSE: TIS) $3.99 34.30%
    DelMar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: DMPI) $0.74 33.41%
    Restoration Robotics Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIR) $3.08 32.74%
    Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN) $1.69 32.61%

    Don’t Miss Out: The Treasury is sitting on an $11.1 billion cash pile, and a loophole entitles Americans to a sizable portion. Some are collecting $1,795, $3,000, or $5,000 every month thanks to this powerful investment…

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Tiffany & Co.(TIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) shares surged 42.76 percent to close at $16.56 on Wednesday in reaction to a new licensing agreement with Europe-based Vifor Pharma. As part of the agreement, the biopharmaceutical company that alleviates pain licensed worldwide rights (except U.S., Japan, and South Korea) to Vifor Pharma to commercialize its KORSUVA therapy to Vifor $70 million.
    Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited (NASDAQ: YRIV) gained 31.28 percent to close at $7.05 on Wednesday.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) climbed 23.29 percent to close at $126.05 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP) gained 18.88 percent to close at $19.02. EVO Payments priced its IPO at $16 per share.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) rose 16.1 percent to close at $6.85.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) gained 15.68 percent to close at $13.65 after announcing pricing of public offering.
    eXp World Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPI) shares jumped 15.01 percent to close at $17.70.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 14.99 percent to close at $4.68.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) rose 14.62 percent to close at $19.36.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) shares rose 14.34 percent to close at $133.33 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) jumped 13.26 percent to close at $17.34 on Wednesday. Turtle Beach S-3 showed registration for 1.857 million share common stock offering via selling holders.
    Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS) rose 13.18 percent to close at $3.95. Communications Systems reported establishment of special committee to explore strategic alternatives.
    Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 12.95 percent to close at $2.53.
    xG Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: XGTI) rose 12.64 percent to close at $0.8561 after the company&rsq
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Stevens Capital Management LP purchased a new position in Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 10,962 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $1,443,000.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of iconic jewelry store operator Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) are not having a very glamorous Wednesday today. Share prices fell as much as 5.6% before recovering to a 5.2% drop as of 2:40 p.m. EDT. Investors are worried about the company’s plans to renovate its flagship store on 5th Avenue on Manhattan.

  • [By Mac Greer]

    It’s Market Foolery, where host Mac Greer together with Motley Fool contributors Jason Moser and Andy Cross talk about the market’s biggest stories and what they mean for investors. DSW Shoes (NYSE:DSW) is up big on a great earnings report, but long-term investors might want to pause before running out to pick up shares. Tiffany (NYSE:TIF), on the other hand, is up slightly on earnings, but the company’s long-term picture remains as untarnished as the diamonds it sells. BJ’s Wholesale Club (NYSE:BJ) fell after the company’s first quarterly report since its IPO. The report wasn’t awful, but the company’s fundamentals are far from great, and long-term investors probably want to sit on the sidelines for this potential turnaround story. Tune in and find out more.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Synchronoss Technologies Inc.(SNCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ:SNCR) slumped on Thursday after the company said in a press release Wednesday that it would be unable to comply with Nasdaq listing requirements by the May 10 deadline. Synchronoss was threatened with delisting last November after the company failed to file quarterly results with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The stock was down about 18.5% at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ:SNCR) closed 10.4% higher on Monday, having reached as high as a 17.5% gain earlier in the day. The provider of technologies and platforms for business-class cloud computing and messaging services provided a large financial update in the morning, restating several years of formerly reported results alongside a fresh take on the first quarter of fiscal year 2018.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    It’s been a hard road for Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ:SNCR). For more than a year, the company worked through restating financials dating back well into the past, and the company found itself having to list its shares on the bulletin boards after the Nasdaq suspended trading in the stock. Nevertheless, through all of its trials and tribulations, Synchronoss has remained steadfast in its determination to emerge from its difficulties stronger than ever. Announcing financial results was a key step toward getting things back to normal.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ:SNCR) stock popped 21.6% on Friday after the cloud-based enterprise computing and messaging specialist announced its common shares have been approved for listing on the Nasdaq, which means they’ll resume trading on the widely followed index when the market opens on Monday, October 1, 2018.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ:SNCR) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallAug. 9, 2018 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: CRA InternationalInc.(CRAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    EAM Investors LLC cut its stake in CRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) by 36.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 13,585 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 7,869 shares during the period. EAM Investors LLC’s holdings in CRA International were worth $691,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    CRA International (CRAI) Q2 Earnings Beat, Revenue View Up (zacks.com) Brokerages Anticipate CRA International, Inc. (CRAI) to Post $0.52 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Q3 2019 EPS Estimates for CRA International, Inc. (CRAI) Boosted by William Blair (americanbankingnews.com) CRA International, Inc. (CRAI) CEO Paul Maleh on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com)

    Shares of CRAI traded down $0.04 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $55.55. The stock had a trading volume of 39,451 shares, compared to its average volume of 37,310. CRA International has a 1 year low of $34.49 and a 1 year high of $58.74. The company has a market cap of $447.94 million, a P/E ratio of 29.08 and a beta of 0.80.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of CRA International (NASDAQ:CRAI) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Saturday morning.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Foot Locker, Inc.(FL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE: FL) released its fiscal first-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Friday, the company said that it had $1.45 in earnings per share (EPS) on $2.03 billion in revenue. That compared with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters of $1.25 in EPS on revenue of $1.96 billion. The same period of last year reportedly had EPS of $1.36 and $2.0 billion in revenue.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Friday was Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) which traded down about 12% at $40.08. The stock’s 52-week range is $28.42 to $77.86. Volume was about 22 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.6 million.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lowered its holdings in Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) by 18.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 158,165 shares of the athletic footwear retailer’s stock after selling 34,833 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA owned approximately 0.13% of Foot Locker worth $7,203,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    And Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE: FL) fourth-quarter results are scheduled for Friday. The consensus forecast is for $0.22 in EPS on $1.55 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $48.25. The consensus price target is $54.26. The 52-week range is $28.42 to $77.86.

Hot Growth Stocks To Buy Right Now

Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton to become president of the United States…and the market took it in stride.

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And then some. The S&P 500 climbed 3.8% this week after dipping 0.1% to 2,164.45 today. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 5.4% this week after advancing 39.78 points, or 0.2%, to 18,847.66 today, a new record high. The Nasdaq Composite gained 3.8% this week after rising 0.5% to 5,237.11 today.

Economist A. Gary Shilling doesn’t think Trump’s victory is “a watershed event.” He explains why:

As for equities, the initial euphoria is no doubt overdone. As Congress grinds through Trump’s proposals, many will likely be considerably watered down. And rising protectionism is already in place, and massive fiscal stimuli were already in the cards. Tax cuts, though not on the scale Trump proposes, seem likely, regardless of unjustifiable hopes that they’ll stimulate enough economic growth to finance themselves. The Fed will probably finance massive fiscal stimuli, but deficits in the annual $1.5 trillion range will probably make Congress cautious, much as they were in the late 2000s.

Hot Growth Stocks To Buy Right Now: Foot Locker, Inc.(FL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.

    The company posted adjusted earnings of $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.025 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $1.25 per share on revenue of $1.96 billion.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    California State Teachers Retirement System trimmed its position in shares of Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL) by 4.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 204,265 shares of the athletic footwear retailer’s stock after selling 9,668 shares during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System’s holdings in Foot Locker were worth $9,302,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Sometimes simply meeting expectations isn’t enough for Wall Street. Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) shareholders experienced this firsthand after the company’s stock dropped despite the retailer announcing a return to sales growth and improving profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) had its price objective lowered by equities researchers at Telsey Advisory Group from $62.00 to $58.00 in a research note issued to investors on Monday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The brokerage presently has an “outperform” rating on the athletic footwear retailer’s stock. Telsey Advisory Group’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 20.26% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Back in early March, Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) told investors that it saw reasons for optimism that the company would return to modest sales and profit growth at some point in 2018. The footwear retailer had a brutal 2017, after all, as revenue dipped and gross profit margin fell to 31.6% of sales from 33.9% in the prior year.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment from Motley Fool Money, host Chris Hill and analysts David Kretzmann, Jason Moser, and Aaron Bush break down the latest earnings report from sneaker specialist Foot Locker (NYSE:FL), which was not strong, but also not as bad as Wall Street had expected. Despite falling comps and a shrinking store count, the stock price jumped by around 15% in response to the release. The guys talk about Foot Locker’s path ahead, whether its outlook is too optimistic, the challenges of e-commerce, and a bigger threat to its sustainability than Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN).

Hot Growth Stocks To Buy Right Now: Shell Midstream Partners, L.P.(SHLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE: SHLX) and Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Thanks in part to higher oil prices, the average energy stock in the S&P 500 is up nearly 17% over the past year. However, those improving market conditions haven’t taken the entire sector higher. Three laggards that stand out are fast-growing, high-yielding MLPs Antero Midstream Partners (NYSE:AM), Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX), and EQT Midstream Partners (NYSE:EQM), which have all lost more than 10% of their value over the past year. Because of that, these MLPs look like compelling options for income-seeking investors to consider.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The pipeline company reported $0.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.01. Shell Midstream Partners had a net margin of 74.14% and a negative return on equity of 295.18%. The company had revenue of $129.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $120.71 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.18 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 29.8% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Shell Midstream Partners LP will post 1.18 earnings per share for the current year.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    There’s an interesting dichotomy here, however. Crestwood was looking to stay financially disciplined, but it also needed to invest to grow. Doing both at the same time is difficult, which is why it partnered up with Con Ed in the Marcellus region, Shell Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:SHLX) and First Reserve in the Delaware Basin, and Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) in the Powder River basin. These agreements allow Crestwood to keep expanding its business without having to foot the entire bill for the investments.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Hot Growth Stocks To Buy Right Now: Diana Containerships Inc.(DCIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ:DCIX) saw strong trading volume on Wednesday . 738,970 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 4% from the previous session’s volume of 766,564 shares.The stock last traded at $1.24 and had previously closed at $1.12.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ:DCIX)’s share price traded up 0.8% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $1.41 and last traded at $1.27. 9,477 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 97% from the average session volume of 293,509 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.28.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) shares jumped 92.1 percent to $7.01.
    iPic Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: IPIC) gained 21.6 percent to $9.73.
    Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ: BZUN) shares jumped 18.7 percent to $53.49 after reporting Q1 results.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) shares jumped 15.9 percent to $50.50. The company's "Smackdown Live" may not be renewed at NBCUniversal network and the company's "Monday Night Raw" program could be worth three times its current value elsewhere, according to a report for The Hollywood Reporter.
    Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPPI) gained 14.7 percent to $ 20.46 after the company issued further details on Phase 3 ADVANCE study of ROLONTIS.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) climbed 13.4 percent to $5.5009.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) rose 13.3 percent to $ 14.23 after the company announced presentation of Phase 2 data from prostate cancer trial of 177Lu-PSMA-617 at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
    Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX) gained 12.9 percent to $1.7499 after the company announced the sale of Post-Panamax Container Vessel for $21 million.
    Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ: ESND) gained 12.7 percent to $12.43. Essendant confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal from Staples of $11.50 per share in cash.
    Blink Charging Co (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 11.8 percent to $8.04 after surging 31.68 percent on Wednesday.
    OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPHC) gained 11.5 percent to $5.15.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares climbed 10.7 percent to $3.74.
    Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) rose 7.9 percent to $25.95 after climbing 7.90 percent on Wednesday.
    Minerva Neurosciences Inc (NASDAQ: NERV) rose 6.5 percent to $6.93 after Journal of Clinical Psychiatry published positive results of cognitive performance from Phase 2B trial of roluperidone in schizophrenia patients.
    Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) rose 5.6 percent to $40

Top 5 China Stocks To Watch Right Now

What happened

Shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) tumbled 10.7% last month,according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after reports surfaced that China may speed up its plans to increase local production of semiconductors.

China is worried about a possible trade war with the U.S. And Applied Materials investors were concerned that if China accelerates its own chip production, it could hurt the company’smanufacturing equipment, services, and software sales to semiconductor companies around the world.

So what

China has been planning to bring semiconductor manufacturing back home for years, but the country hasn’t yet been able to fully take the plunge. Chip production is part of its “Made in China 2025” initiative, which (among other things) aims to have 40% of China’s semiconductor needs produced locally by 2020.

Applied Materials is getting swept into all of this because in mid-April, news agencies reported that China might want to speed up its semiconductor plans in light of possible trade war between the U.S. and China.

Top 5 China Stocks To Watch Right Now: Visa Inc.(V)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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)
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 22.6 percent to $3.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 23.2 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) rose 21.2 percent to $5.77 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a deal to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota from Arkoma, Williston Drilling for about $620 million. The company also announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 13.7 percent to $386.00 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Quantenna Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTNA) shares rose 12.6 percent to $14.70 in pre-market trading. Quantenna is expected to release Q1 results on April 30..
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 11.1 percent to $37.50 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 10.4 percent to $29.00 in pre-market trading after reporting strong Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) rose 9.8 percent to $250.00 in pre-market trading following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 9.4 percent to $10.62 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS) rose 9.1 percent to $7.22 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE: TWO).
    GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) rose 8.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) shares rose 7.6 percent to $251.2
  • [By Chris Lange]

    Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) will release its first-quarter financial results late on Wednesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters are $1.02 in earnings per share (EPS) and $4.8 billion in revenue. The same period of last year had EPS of $0.86 and $4.48 billion in revenue.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Mastercard and Visa Inc (NYSE:V) are working fast to enable consumers in developing economies to use QR codes, those black-and-white matrix images, to enable digital transactions. These are popular in emerging countries because they don’t require expensive hardware or a robust landline network for merchants to be able to accept card payments — only smartphones are required.

  • [By ]

    The founders of Floyd Mayweather-backed cryptocurrency firm Centra Tech have been indicted by a grand jury and accused of fraud, a U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced this week. Raymond Trapani, Sohrab Sharma and Robert Farkas allegedly planned to defraud investors through a token sale labeled as a “scheme to induce victims to invest million of dollars’ worth of digital funds for the purpose of unregistered securities.” Authorities recovered more than $60 million in funds from the founders. Centra Tech’s token sale had been endorsed by heavyweight boxer Mayweather, and the company claimed to have relationships with Visa Inc. (V) and Mastercard Inc. (MA) , which authorities said never existed.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) reported first-quarter fiscal 2018 results after markets closed Thursday. The credit card issuer posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.08 and revenues of $4.86 billion. In the first quarter of 2017, Visa reported adjusted EPS of $0.86 on revenues of $4.46 billion. Consensus estimates had called for EPS of $0.99 and $4.85 billion in revenue.

Top 5 China Stocks To Watch Right Now: Enviva Partners, LP(EVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Enviva Partners (NYSE:EVA) had its price objective trimmed by Royal Bank of Canada to $33.00 in a research note issued to investors on Monday. The firm currently has an outperform rating on the energy company’s stock.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Typically when a company experiences an “act of God” event like a fire or a flood, investors can shrug off the issue. This past quarter, though, a fire at one of Enviva Partners’ (NYSE:EVA) export terminals exposed something incredibly important about the business and some of management’s recent decisions.

Top 5 China Stocks To Watch Right Now: Clearside BioMedical, Inc. (CLSD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Clearside Biomedical, Inc. Stock (NASDAQ:CLSD)stock rose 66.1% in March, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence.

Top 5 China Stocks To Watch Right Now: Foot Locker, Inc.(FL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    The examples seem endless…

    Sears Holdings Co. (Nasdaq: SHLD), which has gone from 1,980 stores in 2013 to just 1,002 as of February, has announced the closing of more than 190 stores so far this year. Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE: FL) closed more than 140 stores around the world last year and expects a net loss of 70 more in 2018. Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KORS) announced last May that it would close 125 stores. American Apparel, Claire’s, Toys R Us, and Payless, among others, have all filed for bankruptcy.

    But there is one specialty retailer that isn’t feeling the pinch. In fact, this company is doubling down on its brick-and-mortar locations. It acquired 11 of its franchise stores in Maryland last March, making 814 of its 951 stores now owned by the company.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Friday was Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) which rose about 4.5% to $43.75. The stocks 52-week range is $28.42 to $77.86. Volume was nearly 5 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.8 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) which rose over 4% to $45.87. The stocks 52-week range is $28.42 to $77.86. Volume was 3.3 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.8 million.

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Notable Earnings

    Foot Locker, Inc (NYSE: FL) Q1 premarket
    The Buckle, Inc (NYSE: BKE) Q1 premarket

    FDA/Biotech

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ: BMRN) PDUFA date for Pegvaliase

    IPOs

  • [By Chris Lange]

    And Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE: FL) fourth-quarter results are scheduled for Friday. The consensus forecast is for $0.22 in EPS on $1.55 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $48.25. The consensus price target is $54.26. The 52-week range is $28.42 to $77.86.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Foot Locker (FL)

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Top 5 China Stocks To Watch Right Now: Western Asset Bond Fund(WEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE:WEA) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday following a dividend announcement from the company. The stock traded as low as $12.63 and last traded at $12.63, with a volume of 12970 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $12.63.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019

How to play the turnaround in the Brazilian economy

Investing in emerging markets always has a heightened amount of risk associated with it. However, large and mid-cap stocks can help mitigate the heightened amount of risk. This is why I believe that the iShares MSCI Brazil Index (EWZ) is the safest way to play the turnaround in the Brazilian economy. The MSCI Brazil 25/50 Index is designed to measure the performance of the large and mid cap segments of the Brazilian market. As of February 1st, 2018 EWZ had the following sector weightings in its portfolio:

A rebounding economy and an uptick in commodity prices bode well for the fund’s top holdings.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Rockwell Automation, Inc.(ROK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) and Oxford Instruments (OTCMKTS:OXINF) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
    General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
    The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
    Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
    Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
    Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SI

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.(HLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) soared 33.3% last month thanks to a combination of higher oil prices, strong first-quarter results, and a string of analyst upgrades.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc.(NYSE:HLX) surged on Tuesday, rising more than 13% at 10:45 a.m. EDT after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Akamai Technologies, Inc.(AKAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Meanwhile, Akamai’s (AKAM) CEO Tom Leighton didn’t shut the door to a potential sale of the company in an interview with me. Recent speculation on Wall Street is that Akamai would be an ideal fit for IBM (IBM) . 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Atria Investments LLC boosted its position in Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM) by 24.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 5,423 shares of the technology infrastructure company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,057 shares during the period. Atria Investments LLC’s holdings in Akamai Technologies were worth $385,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) which rose about 7% to $74.89. The stocks 52-week range is $44.65 to $75.00. Volume was roughly 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.3 million.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: L Brands, Inc.(LB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

  • [By ]

    L Brands (LB) : “This is another one with a big yield but no growth. I want growth.”

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB) which traded down about 12% at $50.97. The stocks 52-week range is $35.00 to $64.91. Volume was just over 20 million versus the daily average of about 4 million shares.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Regal Beloit Corporation(RBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

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

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc.(NGVC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares jumped 29.86 percent to close at $2.87 on Friday.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares gained 28.87 percent to close at $8.75 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSE: MXC) gained 27.02 percent to close at $5.4744.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) climbed 26 percent to close at $23.94. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 25.64 percent to close at $42.44 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.19 percent to close at $8.50 after reporting Q2 results.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares gained 22.45 percent to close at $31.58 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) gained 22.31 percent to close at $6.25 after reporting Q1 results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares jumped 22.27 percent to close at $121.46 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Jerash Holdings (US), Inc. (NASDAQ: JRSH) gained 20.86 percent to close at $8.46.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 19.83 percent to close at $6.89 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 18.01 percent to close at $55.95 on Friday after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 17.73 percent to close at $21.25 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) rose 17.41 percent to close at $2.36.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares gained 16.78 percent to close at $12.25 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares rose 14.23 percent to close at $63.40 following Q1 result
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares rose 35.8 percent to $3.00.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares surged 32 percent to $8.94 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) gained 29.6 percent to $24.62. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares rose 26.8 percent to $32.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) gained 25 percent to $7.185 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares climbed 23.7 percent to $122.87 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.2 percent to $8.4999 after reporting Q2 results.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) gained 22.2 percent to $41.27 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 22.2 percent to $57.955 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) jumped 19.7 percent to $6.12 after reporting Q1 results.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 16.4 percent to $21.00 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares rose 16.4 percent to $12.21 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares gained 14.9 percent to $63.75 following Q1 results.
    Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) shares climbed 14.5 percent to $23.98 folloiwng strong Q1 results.
    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) climbed 12.6 percent to $25.40 after reporting Q1 earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY) shares gained 10 percent to $19.59 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7 percent to $10.09 following Q3 r

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras(PBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [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 Jon C. Ogg]

    Petr贸leo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, was downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James. Its American depositary sharesclosed down 0.5% at $14.30 on Friday.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Durect Corporation(DRRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Algert Global LLC lifted its stake in Durect Co. (NASDAQ:DRRX) by 338.9% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 498,711 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock after acquiring an additional 385,088 shares during the quarter. Algert Global LLC’s holdings in Durect were worth $1,067,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Varex Imaging Corporation (VREX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) fell 13.4 percent to $51.10 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 9.8 percent to $28.97 in pre-market trading after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 8.2 percent to $8.81 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 7.5 percent to $3.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET) fell 7.4 percent to $248.00 in pre-market trading following first-quarter earnings.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 6.7 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Varex Imaging Corporation (NASDAQ: VREX) fell 5.2 percent to $34 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 results.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) shares fell 5.2 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.02 percent on Thursday.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $61.70 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) fell 4.6 percent to $25.15 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) shares fell 4 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.86 percent on Thursday.
    Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: MLCO) fell 4 percent to $30.65 in pre-market trading.
    Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ: CENX) fell 4 percent to $15.76 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC) shares fell 3.5 percent to $48.10 in pre-market tr

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Foot Locker, Inc.(FL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) which rose over 4% to $45.87. The stocks 52-week range is $28.42 to $77.86. Volume was 3.3 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.8 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Friday was Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) which rose about 4.5% to $43.75. The stocks 52-week range is $28.42 to $77.86. Volume was nearly 5 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.8 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    And Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE: FL) fourth-quarter results are scheduled for Friday. The consensus forecast is for $0.22 in EPS on $1.55 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $48.25. The consensus price target is $54.26. The 52-week range is $28.42 to $77.86.

Stay Away From Apple Component Players – Cramer’s Lightning Round (5/16/18)

Stocks discussed on the Lightning Round segment of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money Program, Wednesday, May 16.

Bullish Calls

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ): Cramer has been a fan and still likes the stock.

Pure Storage (NYSE:PSTG): They are a smart management company.

Foot Locker (NYSE:FL): Cramer thinks it’s okay. He prefers Nike (NYSE:NKE) even though it’s at the 52-week high.

Insperity (NYSE:NSP): This “business optimization company”, as Cramer calls it, doesn’t quit and he has been recommending it for a long time.

Bearish Calls

Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ:GPOR): Don’t go down the food chain. Buy Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) as it’s a high quality company.

Preferred Apartment Communities (NYSEMKT:APTS): Cramer is not a fan of multi-family REITs. The 7% yield seems like a red flag.

Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ:CRUS): “We’re not really recommending the components players that go into Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) right now. It’s just too hard.”

Frontline (NYSE:FRO): The crude carriers have done poorly.

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Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Speedway Motorsports Inc.(TRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Truckcoin (CURRENCY:TRK) traded 0.1% lower against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 7:00 AM ET on April 18th. One Truckcoin coin can currently be purchased for $0.0019 or 0.00000023 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Truckcoin has a total market capitalization of $338,505.00 and $362.00 worth of Truckcoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, Truckcoin has traded up 33.5% against the US dollar.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: TheStreet, Inc.(TST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TheStreet (TST)

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  • [By ]

    TheStreet (TST) caught up with PayPal (PYPL) CEO Dan Schulman on the latest Jolt podcast to chat about a range of topics. Of course a talk about the future of physical cash came up. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc.(SFBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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

    These are the top 5 holdings of Stilwell Value LLCOFG Bancorp (OFG) – 1,614,868 shares, 14.1% of the total portfolio. Kingsway Financial Services Inc (KFS) – 3,780,889 shares, 12.63% of the total portfolio. HopFed Bancorp Inc (HFBC) – 627,128 shares, 7.62% of the total portfolio. Alcentra Capital Corp (ABDC) – 1,251,324 shares, 7.27% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 20.66%Sound Financial Bancorp Inc (SFBC) – 228,600 shares, 7.02% of th

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Foot Locker, Inc.(FL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Friday was Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) which traded down about 12% at $40.08. The stocks 52-week range is $28.42 to $77.86. Volume was about 22 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.6 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Friday was Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) which rose about 4.5% to $43.75. The stocks 52-week range is $28.42 to $77.86. Volume was nearly 5 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.8 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) which rose over 4% to $45.87. The stocks 52-week range is $28.42 to $77.86. Volume was 3.3 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.8 million.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation(WMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capit (NYSE:WMC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Wednesday.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V.(CX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cemex SAB de CV (NYSE: CX) fell by about 3.4% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $5.77 after closing at $5.96 on Friday. The 52-week high is $10.37. Volume of about 6.8 million was about 35% below the daily average of about 10.3 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By ]

    The selloff has brought the share prices of both McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) and Cemex (NYSE: CX) a little lower, giving us a chance to obtain better entry prices by averaging down our costs.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cemex SAB de CV (NYSE: CX) traded down about 2.4% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $7.03 after closing Tuesday at $7.20. The stock’s 52-week high is $10.37. Volume was around 9 million, about 10% below the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Cemex (NYSE:CX) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report report published on Wednesday.

    CX has been the topic of a number of other reports. Barclays dropped their price objective on shares of Cemex from $11.00 to $10.00 and set an overweight rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, March 16th. UBS downgraded shares of Cemex from a buy rating to a sell rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $7.62 to $6.50 in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Bank of America raised shares of Cemex from a neutral rating to a buy rating and increased their price objective for the company from $8.00 to $8.50 in a research report on Monday, April 9th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Longbow Research cut shares of Cemex from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $12.00 target price for the company. in a report on Friday, April 27th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase restated an overweight rating and issued a $10.00 target price (down previously from $10.60) on shares of Cemex in a report on Wednesday, March 14th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $9.34.

  • [By ]

    Cemex (NYSE: CX) is a global building materials company that produces, distributes and sells cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates and related building materials in more than 50 countries. Cemex’s U.S. network includes 11 cement plants, 43 strategically located distribution terminals, 57 aggregate quarries and more than 270 ready-mix concrete plants. Its products are used in bridges, roads, structures, dams and more.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    CEMEX SAB de C.V. (NYSE: CX) has had a rough year, with much of the ongoing trade war risks putting Mexico at risk due to NAFTA being renegotiated by the White House. There are even risks that NAFTA could be canceled. That would be bad news for a company like Cemex, with its large cement operations. Cemex is the third largest cement company in the world, based on its installed capacity, and it is considered to be the largest concrete company in the world.

Companies That Should Disappear, But Haven’t

Sometimes, companies find themselves on the wrong side of a secular trend. Usually when that happens, even the most powerful companies can be crippled. Indeed, it isn’t out of the norm for a company stuck on the wrong side of a secular trend to entirely disappear.

But while some companies lay down and die when the cards are stacked against them, others keep fighting. They innovate. They pivot. And in some cases, they completely change.

Sometimes this works. Sometimes it doesn’t. When it works, you get a powerful rebound story and a stock that could be a multi-bagger. When it doesn’t work, you get a crumbling rebound story and a stock that keeps falling.

With that in mind, here’s a list of 3 companies that should disappear, but haven’t just yet.

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Companies That Should Disappear: Foot Locker, Inc. (FL)

Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL) used to be one of the most popular destinations at the mall, as stores would be packed with shoe enthusiasts collecting the latest and greatest sneakers from their favorite brands.

Companies That Should Disappear: Foot Locker, Inc. (FL)Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr

But, then Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and e-commerce came along. Now, all those enthusiasts who were packed into Foot Locker stores are now buying their shoes online. Sometimes, those purchases happen through Footlocker.com. Other times, they happen through Amazon or another e-commerce channel.

Net result? Foot Locker’s brick-and-mortar traffic volume fell by a bunch. The e-commerce business grew, but in a competitive digital commerce landscape, so that gain hasn’t been enough to offset traditional brick-and-mortar declines. Thus, sales and margins have been down, and FL stock has fallen off a cliff.

For all intents and purposes, this company should’ve disappeared by now. Just look at the number of bankruptices in the sports retail section. Everyone from Sports Authority to Sports Chalet has seemingly gone under.

But, not Foot Locker.

There are a few reasons for this, namely the fact that Foot Locker has a really strong partnership with Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE). Because Nike sees Foot Locker as a critical distribution channel for Nike products, Nike continues to give Foot Locker exclusive and strong product that helps drive positive traffic flow, even in a crowded retail environment.

Will this Nike partnership keep Foot Locker afloat over the next several years?

I think so, mostly because the Nike partnership is a lifeboat until the bigger rescue ship arrives.

Malls are are on the comeback. Some malls have gone under, but developers have taken the money from those dead malls and streamlined it into top-tier malls. The malls that are left are getting face-lifts, with new stores and new experiences, which will help reinvigorate mall traffic. We are still in the early phases of this transition, but over the next five years, I expect malls to stage an unexpectedly large comeback.

If so, FL stock could soar. So, while this stock may be in the group of companies that should disappear, I think it more belongs in the category of companies that will bounce back from near extinction.

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Companies That Should Disappear: Pandora Media Inc (P)

Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P) pioneered the streaming music genre a few years back with its ad-supported internet radio stations. At that time, Pandora stock was trading at nearly $40.

Companies That Should Disappear: Pandora Media Inc (P)Source: Shutterstock

But then, the same streaming music genre that Pandora pioneered ended up pushing the company to near extinction. The whole genre moved toward paid, on-demand music subscriptions. While competitors such as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Spotify Technology SA (NYSE:SPOT) embraced this paid service, Pandora didn’t. As a result, Apple Music and Spotify surged in popularity, and Pandora turned into an after-thought.

Pandora stock dropped. Just a few weeks ago, it was under $5 and it looked like this company was going to remain irrelevant until it closed shop.

But then, the company reported quarterly earnings that were far better than expected. Namely, Pandora’s new subscription business got a nice lift in both number of subscribers and average revenue per subscriber. That gave the whole company’s financials a nice lift, something that simply wasn’t priced in when the stock was trading below $5.

Moreover, the market seems to be getting excited about Pandora’s recent acquisition of AdsWizz, a firm that specializes exclusively in digital audio advertising. Based on management commentary, it seems like Pandora is planning on using AdsWizz to create a centralized digital audio advertisement marketplace. If successful, this business could turn into “the thing” at Pandora, considering the digital audio advertising market is expected to grow by a ton over the next several years as radio ads shift to the digital format.

In other words, the whole idea is that the AdsWizz acquisition accelerates Pandora’s ad-tech roadmap, thrusts the company more deeply into the secular growth audio advertising market, ditches the company’s reliance on its struggling streaming music platform, and opens up new revenue opportunities.

All that combined with a surprisingly strong subscription business has lifted Pandora stock back from the dead. How much higher this stock can go depends on whether or not its AdsWizz and subscription tailwinds continue to gain momentum.

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Companies That Should Disappear: Fitbit Inc (FIT)

Unlike the other two companies on this list, Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) hasn’t had any semblance of a comeback recently. Instead, the wearables maker continues to struggle thanks to weakness in its core basic activity trackers market.

Companies That Should Disappear: Fitbit Inc (FIT)Source: Fitbit

Fitbit is trying to transition its business from those basic activity trackers to more complex smartwatches. But, that transition is happening at a snail’s pace. Even though Fitbit has launched two smartwatches over the past year, total revenue from new devices was just 34% last quarter.

That is pretty abysmal, considering total devices sold was down more than 25% year over year. That means the company’s giant basic activity trackers business is still in free-fall.

At some point, though, strength in the smartwatches business will overtake weakness in the basic activity trackers business. When that happens, revenue growth will inflect into positive territory, margins will head higher, and FIT stock could rally.

But, the question is: When will that happen?

Not now. Not next quarter. But, maybe in the back-half of the year, when management expects smartwatch revenue to make up a majority of total revenue.

As such, here and now, Fitbit is in the basket of companies that should disappear. But, if the smartwatch business takes off, this company could quickly jump into the Foot Locker and Pandora basket of companies making a big comeback.

As of this writing, Luke Lango was long F

Top Biotech Stocks To Buy For 2019

Deals and Financings

Zai Lab of Shanghai will expand into biologic drug manufacturing through a partnership with GE Healthcare, a company that makes biomanufacturing equipment. The two companies will cooperate on a facility in Suzhou’s BioBay Park, already under construction, which will initially produce clinical-trial-level supplies of biologic drugs. In BioBay, Zai has started building the 4200 square meter large molecule cGMP plant, and it is also close to completing construction on a 5000 square meter small molecule manufacturing facility. GE’s equipment will be used in the biologics facility.

The government of South Korea has announced a $102 million fund to support biotech startups in the country. Already a biopharma center, South Korea wants to augment the industry, hoping to create jobs and boost the economy. The fund was alternately described as building infrastructure, providing money for young biotech entrepreneurs and aiding venture capitalists (probably by starting companies that VCs would support later). South Korea believes that biotech, along with IT, represents the future, and the country wants to participate in its global development.

Top Biotech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Foot Locker, Inc.(FL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    All is not lost for retail, however. Cramer continued to recommend the closeout and discount chains like TJX Stores (TJX) , Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (OLLI) and Burlington Stores (BURL) . He was also bullish on those who cater to the millennials, like Six Flags (SIX) , Dave & Busters (PLAY) and Foot Locker (FL) , where trying on shoes never seems to go out of style.

  • [By JACK HOUGH]

    Barron’s has recommended Foot Locker (FL) shares several times in recent years, going back to 2009, when the shares traded for about $10. They recently fetched $64, up 12% since our most recent story (“Foot Locker: Still Running Fast,” March 9). They hit $75 in September, and could regain lost ground and then some over the next year.

    Foot Locker is benefitting from a long shift toward casual and athletic fashion. It also has a close relationship with Nike (NKE) and secures plenty of exclusive shoes, which helps protect the business from being undercut by Amazon. Nike shares have jumped 26% over the past six months on stellar earnings reports. That stock goes for over 30 times earnings, reflecting investor expectations of rapid growth for years to come. Foot Locker shares, at less than 16 times earnings, offer inexpensive exposure to Nike’s success. The retailer is also helping itself with store remodelings and a turnaround of its Lady Foot Locker chain. It has invested in recent years in Europe, where footwear sales are highly fragmented. That could pay off when Europe’s economy rebounds. For now, Wall Street predicts low-double-digit earnings growth over the next two years, and Foot Locker has made a habit of hurdling estimates. 

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) which rose over 4% to $45.87. The stocks 52-week range is $28.42 to $77.86. Volume was 3.3 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.8 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE: FL) dropped about 7.5% Monday to register a new 52-week low of $31.79 after closing at $34.38 on Friday. The 52-week high is $79.43. Volume was around 20 million, about 5 times the daily average. The company reported poor results Friday morning and investors have not finished administering punishment.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    As for individual stocks, Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED) and Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) both made large moves following their quarterly earnings announcements.

Top Biotech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Digital Realty Trust Inc.(DLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Last year was brutal for hedge fund investors — but you wouldn’t know it from the fund managers’ paychecks: Link

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    Jefferies Upgraded ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) from Hold to Buy
    JPMorgan Upgraded Clovis Oncology (NASDAQ: CLVS) From Neutral to Overweight
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    Macquarie Downgraded Disney (NYSE: DIS) from Outperform to Neutral
    Deutsche Bank Downgraded AvalonBay (NYSE: AVB) from Buy to Hold
    Wells Fargo Downgrades Digital Realty Trust (NYSE: DLR) From Outperform To Market Perform

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) shares shot up 10 percent to $61.07. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR) announced plans to merge with DuPont Fabros.

Top Biotech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.(PKOH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Park-Ohio (NASDAQ: PKOH) and Materion (NYSE:MTRN) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Park-Ohio (NASDAQ:PKOH) is set to post its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, May 9th. Analysts expect Park-Ohio to post earnings of $0.80 per share for the quarter.

Hot Trucking Companies To Own In Right Now

Cowen’s Oliver Chen and team call Signet Jewelers (SIG) a “‘must have’ stock” following yesterday’s earnings. They explain why:

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We continue to see multiple positive catalysts of sales & earnings growth over the long-term, including: agile leverage of proprietary brand portfolio (~31% of mix), inelastic bridal demand (50% of mix), and a healthy middle income consumer. Near-term, we’re encouraged by mgmt. confidence in the business with FY17 outlook for top & bottom line exceeding expectations. We acknowledge FY17 comp guide implies a 2H acceleration, but still appears achievable on: 1) momentum continuing to build with the Ever Us collection compounded by new line extensions (e.g. earrings & bracelets); 2) roll-out of Pandora shop-in-shops + new Chosen Diamond program; 3) further refining of marketing campaigns; 4) Zales synergies; and 5) cont’d investments in store ops/sales training. In terms of profitability, mgmt. expects both GM and SG&A leverage to drive strong earnings flow during the year, with GM improvement driven by higher sales & synergies, while SG&A leverage expected to flow due to marketing & organizational design efficiencies. Reit. Outperform on SIG with $165PT on 17x FY18 EPS.

Hot Trucking Companies To Own In Right Now: Pinnacle West Capital Corporation(PNW)

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides retail and wholesale electric services primarily in the State of Arizona. The company involves in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity through coal, nuclear, gas and oil, and solar resources. It also offers energy-related products and services, such as energy master planning, energy use consultation and facility audits, cogeneration analysis and installation, and project management with a focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy to commercial and industrial retail customers in the western United States. In addition, the company owns minority interests in various energy-related investments and Arizona community-based ventures; and develops residential, commercial, and industrial real estate projects in Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico, and Utah. As of December 31, 2010, it owned or leased approximately 6,290 mega watts of regulated generation capacity; and serviced approximately 1.1 million customers. Pinnacle West Capital Corporation was founded in 1920 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

Hot Trucking Companies To Own In Right Now: Kinder Morgan, Inc.(KMI)

 

Kinder Morgan, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure and energy company in North America. The company operates through Natural Gas Pipelines, CO2, Terminals, Products Pipelines, Kinder Morgan Canada, and Other segments. The Natural Gas Pipelines segment owns and operates interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline and storage systems; natural gas and crude oil gathering systems, and natural gas processing and treating facilities; and natural gas liquids fractionation facilities and transportation systems. The CO2 segment produces, transports, and markets CO2 for use in enhanced oil recovery projects; and owns interest in oil-producing fields, gas processing plants, and crude oil pipelines located in the Permian Basin region of West Texas. The Terminals segment owns and operates liquids and bulk terminals, and rail transloading and materials handling facilities that transload and store refined petroleum products; crude o il; condensate; and bulk products, including coal, petroleum coke, cement, alumina, salt, and other bulk chemicals, as well as owns and operates seven tankers. The Products Pipelines segment owns and operates refined petroleum products, and crude oil and condensate pipelines; and associated product terminals and petroleum pipeline transmix facilities. The Kinder Morgan Canada segment owns and operates Trans Mountain pipeline system that transports crude oil and refined petroleum products from Edmonton, Alberta, and Canada to marketing terminals and refineries in British Columbia, Canada, and Washington State; and aviation turbine fuel pipeline. The Other segment includes various physical natural gas contracts with power plants. Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns an interest in or operates approximately 80,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. The company was formerly known as Kinder Morgan Holdco LLC and changed its name to Kinder Morgan, Inc. in February 2011. Kinder Morgan, Inc. was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.!

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    One energy player that insiders are buying up a huge amount of stock in here is Kinder Morgan (KMI), which owns interests in an energy transportation and storage company. Insiders are buying this stock into modest strength, since shares are up 2.4% so far in 2013.

    Kinder Morgan has a market cap of $37.5 billion and an enterprise value of $71 billion. This stock trades at a premium valuation, with a trailing price-to-earnings of 37.94 and a forward price-to-earnings of 23.03. Its estimated growth rate for this year is 153.1%, and for next year it’s pegged at 26.6%. This is not a cash-rich company, since the total cash position on its balance sheet is $1.02 billion and its total debt is a whopping $35.60 billion. This stock currently sports a dividend yield of 4.2%

    The CEO and chairman of the board just bought 500,000 shares, or about $17.86 million worth of stock, at $35.74 a share.

    From a technical perspective, KMI is currently trending below both its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, which is bearish. This stock has been downtrending for the last two months, with shares moving lower from its July high of $40.03 a share to its recent low of $34.82 a share. During that downtrend, shares of KMI have been making mostly lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action.

    If you’re bullish on KMI, then I would look for long-biased trades as long as this stock is trending above its 200-day at $36.97, and then once takes out some near-term overhead resistance levels at 50-day at $37.80 a share to more resistance at $38.29 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that hits near or above its three-month average action of 4.91 million shares. If we get that move soon, then KMI will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $40.03 to $41.06 a share.

  • [By Dimitra DeFotis]

    In a nutshell: Hedgeye says investors should worry more about Kinder’s pipeline maintenance and spending therein. And it says Kinder’s exploration and production business, while small, is NOT a pipeline enterprise and valuation should reflect that.Moreover, Hedgeye says it thinks Kinder Morgans strategy is to “starve its pipelines and related infrastructure of routine maintenance spending” so that it can maximize distributable cash flow and payments to the general partner, Kinder Morgan(KMI). As a structure,MLPs pay out most of their cash flow as tax-deferred distributions to investors in their “units,” as shares are called.

Top 5 Consumer Service Companies To Own For 2016: Terra Nitrogen Company L.P.(TNH)

Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P. engages in the production and sale of nitrogen fertilizer products for agricultural and industrial applications. The company primarily offers anhydrous ammonia and urea ammonium nitrate solutions. Its customers for fertilizer products include dealers, national farm retail chains, and distributors. Terra Nitrogen GP Inc. serves as the general partner of the company. Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P. was founded in 1991 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois. Terra Nitrogen Company, LP. operates as a subsidiary of Terra Industries Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Robert Rapier] While the MLP space is dominated by the oil and gas sector, in last week’s article we began to explore some of the more exotic master limited partnership offerings. This week we continue our exploration of nontraditional MLPs by looking at the partnerships supplying fertilizer.

    Rentech (Nasdaq: RTK) has been around for more than a decade, and it has shifted strategies several times. Full disclosure: Rentech’s Chief Technology Officer Harold Wright is a former manager of mine when we were both at ConocoPhillips, and I have visited Rentech’s facility in Commerce City, Colorado.

    For most of Rentech’s existence, the company has sought to commercialize alternative fuels. At one time it had ambitions to build a large coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant, but federal legislation ultimately nudged it instead into the biomass-to-liquids (BTL) space. The company did build a BTL demonstration plant, but ultimately shut it down and has now refocused its effor ts on becoming “one of the largest wood processing companies in the world.”

    During its interesting journey as a company, Rentech acquired two ammonia nitrogen fertilizer facilities, which turned out to be a profit center that funded the alternative energy research. In November 2011, Rentech spun off this fertilizer business into an MLP called Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP (NYSE: RNF).

    In the months leading to the spin-off, RTK’s market capitalization was about $200 million. Rentech maintained 60 percent ownership of RNF, and three months after the spin-off RTK’s market cap had risen to $400 million, while investors had bid RNF up to $1 billion. Interestingly, RTK’s share of RNF was worth more than RTK’s entire market cap, a situation that persists. The market currently values Rentech at $482 million, while the valuation of Rentech Nitrogen Partners makes RTK’s 60 percent stake in RNF worth slightly more than $600 million — another illu

Hot Trucking Companies To Own In Right Now: T-Mobile US, Inc.(TMUS)

 

T-Mobile US, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides mobile communications services in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company offers voice, messaging, and data services in the postpaid, prepaid, and wholesale markets. It also provides wireless devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and other mobile communication devices, as well as accessories, which are manufactured by various suppliers. It offers services, devices, and accessories through its owned and operated retail stores, as well as through its Websites. T-Mobile US, Inc. also sells its devices and accessories to dealers and other third party distributors for resale through independent third-party retail outlets and various third-party Websites. The company provides its services under the T-Mobile and MetroPCS brands. As of December 31, 2014, it provided services to approximately 55 million customers. T-Mobile US, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. T-Mobile US, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Andrea Tse]

    Despite Verizon consistently being able to keep churn rates at very low levels over the last decade, rates have edged up compared to five years ago. The company’s churn rate for retail postpaid customers came in at 0.93% and 0.97% for the three months and six months ended June 30. Five years ago during the same period, the figures were at 0.83% and 0.88%, respectively. The latest wireless churn rate data on other telecom companies show T-Mobile USA (TMUS) coming in at 1.6% and 1.8% during those same periods, and AT&T’s arriving at 1.02% and 1.03% and almost rivaling Verizon’s during those respective time frames. In any case, Verizon still has the chance to prove that it’s able to beat its own churn rate lows again in the coming years. [Read: Blackberry Fails at the ‘Vision Thing’]

Hot Trucking Companies To Own In Right Now: Foot Locker, Inc.(FL)

 

Foot Locker, Inc. operates as an athletic shoes and apparel retailer. The company operates in two segments, Athletic Stores and Direct-to-Customers. The Athletic Stores segment retails athletic footwear, apparel, accessories, and equipment under various formats, including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Footaction, and SIX:02, as well as Runners Point, and Sidestep. As of January 30, 2016, it operated 3,383 primarily mall-based stores in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The Direct-to-Customers segment sell athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, team licensed products, and private-label merchandise through Internet Websites, mobile sites, and catalogs. This segment operates sites for eastbay.com, final-score.com, eastbayteamsales.com, and sp24.com, as well as footlocker.com, ladyfootlocker.com, six02.com, kidsfootlocker.com, champssports.com, footaction.com, footlock er.ca, footlocker.eu, runnerspoint.com, and sidestep-shoes.com. The company also provides franchise licenses to operate its Foot Locker stores in the Middle East and the Republic of Korea; and Runners Point Germany. It operates 64 franchised stores. The company was founded in 1879 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeroen Jongbloed]

    Foot Locker (FL) is a retailer of athletic shoes and apparel which operates 3369 stores in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New-Zealand. On July 10th 2013, it completed its acquisition of Runners Point Group. In today’s article, I will be looking at FL’s revenue, net income, dividend and valuation. At certain points, I will use DSW, Inc. (DSW) and Shoe Carnival, Inc. (SCVL) for comparison.

Hot Trucking Companies To Own In Right Now: BorgWarner Inc.(BWA)

 

BorgWarner Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells engineered automotive systems and components primarily for powertrain applications worldwide. The companys Engine segment offers turbochargers; turbo actuators; and timing systems, such as timing chains, variable cam timing products, crankshaft and camshaft sprockets, tensioners, guides and snubbers, HY-VO front-wheel drive transmission chains, and four-wheel drive chains. This segment also provides emissions and systems products comprising electric air pumps and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) modules, EGR coolers, EGR tubes, and EGR valves; thermal systems products consisting of viscous fan drives, polymer fans, and coolant pumps; and ignition systems, such as glow plugs and instant starting systems, pressure sensor glow plugs, and ignition technology. The Drivetrain segment develops and manufactures friction and mechanical products, including dual clutch modules, friction clutch modules, friction and steel plates, transmission bands, torque converter clutches, one-way clutches, and torsional vibration dampers. This segment also offers control products comprising electro-hydraulic solenoids, transmission solenoid modules, and dual clutch control modules. In addition, this segment provides torque management products, including rear-wheel drive/all-wheel drive (AWD) transfer case systems, front wheel drive-AWD coupling systems, and cross-axle coupling systems. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers of light vehicles consisting of passenger cars, sport-utility vehicles, vans, and light trucks; commercial vehicles, such as medium-duty and heavy duty trucks, and buses; and off-highway vehicles, including agricultural and construction machinery, and marine applications, as well as to tier one vehicle systems suppliers and the aftermarket for light, commercial, and off-highway vehicles. BorgWarner Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of auto-part makers like Delphi Automotive (DLPH), BorgWarner (BWA), and Tenneco (TEN) are getting killed today, ostensibly due to an article in Automotive News. Wells Fargo’s Richard Kwas and team think Tesla Motors (TSLA) and its Model 3 deserve at least some of the blame: