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Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021

The benefit of being a conglomerate is that some businesses may offset weakness in other units over the course of the business cycle. Without argument, the conglomerate can also prevent a company from being taken down by a single business unit. In the case of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), it turns out that breaking up the conglomerate is the new strategy now that it has been kicked out of the Dow Jones industrial average.

GE has completed its strategic review and the conglomerate’s path forward is to focus on Aviation, Power and Renewable Energy. GE has also confirmed that the company is spinning off its Healthcare unit to shareholders. Approximately 20% of the new equity will remain at GE, and the other 80% or so will go directly to shareholders.

GE Healthcare is now led by Kieran Murphy, who comes from a background in the faster-growing biological production equipment. It is also no secret that GE has been an acquirer of health care assets and companies over the years.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Francesca's Holdings Corporation(FRAN)

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail boutiques. It offers fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts primarily for women between the ages of 18 and 35. The company’s apparel products comprise dresses, fashion tops, sweaters, cardigans and wraps, bottoms, outerwear and jackets, tees and tanks, and intimates; and jewelry includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings. Its accessories consist of handbags, clutches, wallets, shoes, belts, hats, scarves, sunglasses, watches, and hair accessories; and gifts include fragrances, candles, bath and body, home accessories, books, wall art, nail polish, and miscellaneous items. As of March 23, 2016, the company operated 626 boutiques in 48 states and the District of Columbia. The company also sells its products through its Website at francescas.com. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the seven ratings firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $3.50.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Francesca’s (NASDAQ:FRAN) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) fell 8.3% during mid-day trading on Wednesday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The stock traded as low as $3.80 and last traded at $3.54. 74,559 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 93% from the average session volume of 1,082,174 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.86.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN) were tumbling today after the mall-based specialty retailer posted another underwhelming earnings report, this one for the second quarter. Shares of the chain, which sells apparel, jewelry, and accessories, was trading down 31.8% as of 11:06 a.m. EDT after the company missed analyst estimates across the board and lowered its full-year outlook.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.(EGLE)

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. engages in the ocean transportation of bulk cargoes in the dry bulk industry. The company primarily transports iron ore, coal, grain, cement, and fertilizer along worldwide shipping routes. As of December 31, 2009, it owned and operated a fleet of 27 oceangoing vessels with a combined carrying capacity of 1,412,535 deadweight tons. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc  (NASDAQ:EGLE)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 06, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (NASDAQ:EGLE) major shareholder Goldentree Asset Management Lp acquired 84,969 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 11th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $4.02 per share, for a total transaction of $341,575.38. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Large shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: CrossAmerica Partners LP(CAPL)

CrossAmerica is a Delaware limited partnership primarily engaged in the wholesale distribution of motor fuel and the ownership and leasing of real estate used in the retail distribution of motor fuel. We also generate revenues from the operation of convenience stores. On October 1, 2014, CST completed the GP Purchase and IDR Purchase for $17 million in cash and approximately 2 million shares of CST common stock for aggregate consideration of approximately $90 million. The General Partner manages the operations and activities of CrossAmerica. The General Partner is managed and operated by the Board and executive officers of the General Partner. As a result of the acquisition of the General Partner, CST controls the General Partner and has the right to appoint all members of the Board. Therefore, CST controls the operations and activities of CrossAmerica even though CST does not own a majority of CrossAmerica’s outstanding limited partner units.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    B. Riley set a $25.00 target price on Crossamerica Partners (NYSE:CAPL) in a research note published on Wednesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the oil and gas company’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CrossAmerica Partners (NYSE:CAPL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 26th. The oil and gas company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.06. CrossAmerica Partners had a return on equity of 4.73% and a net margin of 0.84%. The company had revenue of $552.66 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $572.48 million. sell-side analysts anticipate that CrossAmerica Partners will post 0.24 EPS for the current year.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CrossAmerica Partners (NYSE:CAPL) – Research analysts at Jefferies Group reduced their FY2018 earnings estimates for CrossAmerica Partners in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 9th. Jefferies Group analyst C. Mandeville now forecasts that the oil and gas company will earn $0.24 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $0.32. Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $28.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for CrossAmerica Partners’ Q1 2019 earnings at $0.07 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.13 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.14 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.42 EPS.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Brown-Forman Corporation (BF-A)

Brown-Forman Corporation (the “Company,” “Brown-Forman,” “we,” “us,” or “our” below) was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware in 1933, successor to a business founded in 1870 as a partnership and later incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1901. We primarily manufacture, bottle, import, export, market, and sell a wide variety of alcoholic beverages under recognized brands. We employ over 4,600 people on six continents, including about 1,300 people in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, home of our world headquarters. We are the largest American-owned spirits and wine company with global reach. We are a “controlled company” under New York Stock Exchange rules, and the Brown family owns a majority of our voting stock. For a discussion of recent developments, see “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Executive Summary – Overview.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Although tariffs took a toll on profit margins and Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF-A) (NYSE:BF-B) missed analyst sales expectations, the owner of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey still turned in a surprisingly strong performance in its fiscal 2019 third quarter.

  • [By Rich Duprey, John Bromels, and Anders Bylund]

    Coupled with a solid business that points to their being able to raise their payout every year for years to come, Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS), A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS), and Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF-A)(NYSE:BF-B) are three Dividend Aristocrats that you can buy once for your portfolio and hold on to forever.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    In this episode of MarketFoolery, host Chris Hill talks with Motley Fool analyst Emily Flippen about the market’s biggest news. Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) is up huge on a deeply lame quarter. Was there some gold hidden between the lines, or was this yet another case of bad results beating terrible expectations? Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) saw a little pop after its earnings report, but more interestingly, the company announced some big changes regarding its Family Dollar acquisition. Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF-A) (NYSE:BF-B) fell about 7% after reporting earnings. Could it be that they just have too many brands? Chinese automaker NIO (NYSE:NIO) tanked, but investors probably want to resist the “China is too scary” narrative that’s cropping up as a result. Tune in to find out more.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Crestwood Equity Partners LP(CEQP)

Crestwood Equity Partners LP, incorporated on March 7, 2001, is a holding and master limited partnership (MLP) company. The Company develops, acquires, owns or controls, and operates assets and operations within the energy midstream sector. The Company’s segments include gathering and processing (G&P), which includes its natural gas, crude oil and produced water G&P operations; storage and transportation, which includes its natural gas and crude oil storage and transportation operations, and marketing, supply and logistics, which includes its natural gas liquid (NGL) supply and logistics business, crude oil storage and rail loading facilities and fleet, and salt production business. The Company provides infrastructure solutions to service natural gas and crude oil shale plays across the United States. It owns and operates a portfolio of crude oil and natural gas gathering, processing, storage and transportation assets.

The Company’s operating assets are owned by or through its subsidiary, Crestwood Midstream Partners LP (Crestwood Midstream). Its operating assets include natural gas facilities with approximately 2.6 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of gathering capacity, over 480 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of processing capacity, approximately 40.9 Bcf of certificated working gas storage capacity and over 1.3 Bcf/d of firm transmission capacity. It also includes NGL facilities with approximately 24,000 barrels per day (Bbls/d) of fractionation capacity and over 2.8 million barrels of storage capacity, as well as its portfolio of transportation assets (consisting of truck and rail terminals, truck/trailer units and rail cars), and crude oil facilities with approximately 125,000 Bbls/d of gathering capacity, approximately 1.5 million barrels of total storage capacity, over 48,000 Bbls/d of transportation capacity and 160,000 Bbls/d of rail loading capacity.

Gathering and Processing

The Company’s G&P segment operations provide gathering, compression, trea! ting and processing services to producers in various unconventional resource plays across the United States. Its G&P segment operations include Bakken Shale, Marcellus Shale, Barnett Shale, Fayetteville Shale, Delaware Permian, and other owned and operated systems. It owns and operates an integrated crude oil, natural gas and produced water gathering system (the Arrow system) on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in the core of the Bakken Shale in McKenzie and Dunn Counties, North Dakota. The Arrow system consists of approximately 590 miles of low-pressure gathering pipeline capable of gathering over 100 MMcf/d of natural gas, approximately 120 thousand Bbls/d (MBbls/d) of crude oil and over 40 MBbls/d of produced water. It also has approximately 266,000 barrels of crude oil working storage capacity at the Arrow central delivery point.

The Company owns and operates low-pressure natural gas gathering system with a gathering capacity of approximately 420 MMcf/d of gas produced by its customers in Hood and Somervell Counties, Texas, which delivers the gas to its processing plant where NGLs are extracted from the natural gas stream, and low-pressure gathering systems with a gathering capacity of over 530 MMcf/d of dry natural gas produced by its customers in Tarrant and Denton Counties, Texas. It owns and operates approximately five low-pressure gas gathering systems with a gathering capacity of approximately 510 MMcf/d of dry natural gas produced by its customers in Conway, Faulkner, Van Buren, and White Counties, Arkansas.

The Company owns and operates low-pressure dry gas and natural gas systems with a primary focus on the Willow Lake system that includes a gathering and processing system with approximately 50 MMcf/d of capacity to serve its customers in Eddy County, New Mexico (Willow Lake system). It owns and operates a low-pressure natural gas gathering system with a gathering capacity of approximately 40 MMcf/d of gas produced by its customers in Roberts County, Texas, and a p! rocessing! plant that extracts NGLs from the natural gas stream (Granite Wash system), and high-pressure natural gas gathering pipelines with a gathering capacity of approximately 100 MMcf/d that provide gathering and treating services to its customers located in Sabine Parish, Louisiana (Haynesville/Bossier system).

Storage and Transportation

The Company’s Storage and Transportation segment consists of its natural gas storage and transportation assets, which include Northeast Storage and Transportation; COLT Hub; PRBIC, and Tres Holdings LLC (Tres Holdings). The Company has approximately four natural gas storage facilities (Stagecoach, Thomas Corners, Steuben and Seneca Lake) and over three transportation pipelines (North/South Facilities, MARC I and the East Pipeline) located in the Northeast in or near the Marcellus Shale. Its storage facilities provide approximately 40.9 Bcf of certificated firm storage capacity and over 1.3 Bcf/d of firm transportation capacity to producers, utilities, marketers and other customers.

The Company owns and operates the COLT Hub, which is the crude oil rail terminal in the Bakken Shale based on actual throughput. It is located at approximately 60 miles away from Arrow’s central delivery point and interconnects with the Arrow system through the Hiland and Tesoro pipeline systems. The hub, which can be sourced by various pipeline systems or truck, is capable of loading approximately 160,000 Bbls/d and has over 1.2 million barrels of total crude oil storage capacity. PRBIC owns an integrated crude oil loading, storage and pipeline terminal, located in Douglas County, Wyoming, which provides a market for crude oil production from the PRB Niobrara. PRBIC includes approximately 20,000 Bbls/d of rail loading capacity and over 380,000 barrels of crude oil working storage capacity.

Marketing, Supply and Logistics

The Company’s marketing, supply and logistics segment consists of its NGL supply and logistics business and US S! alt. The ! Company utilizes its over-the-road and rail fleet, processing and storage facilities, and contracted pipeline capacity on a portfolio basis to provide integrated supply and logistics solutions to producers, refiners and other customers. Its NGL supply and logistics business serves producers, refiners and other customers that produce or consume natural gas liquids, including propane, butane and natural gasoline. To provide these services, it utilizes its portfolio of third party NGL processing, fractionation, storage, terminal and trucking assets, including its fleet of rail and rolling stock, rail-to-truck terminals, West Coast processing, fractionation and storage operations, NGL storage facilities and contracted capacity (including leased storage capacity at hubs and leased transportation capacity on NGL pipelines).

The Company’s crude oil and produced water trucking fleet has approximately 48,000 Bbls/d of crude oil and produced water transportation capacity. It provides hauling services to customers in North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Texas and New Mexico. Its salt production business, which has a plant near Watkins Glen, New York, is capable of producing approximately 400,000 tons of evaporated salt products annually. US Salt’s solution mining process creates underground caverns that can be developed into natural gas and NGL storage capacity.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP) offers an even more attractive yield at 7.5%, which it can comfortably cover with cash flow. However, unlike the others on this list, Crestwood Equity doesn’t expect to increase its payout this year. That’s because the MLP currently plans to plow all its excess cash into its growing slate of expansion projects, which should give the company the fuel to grow its cash flow at a more-than-15% annual rate through 2020. Once it’s past this heavy investment phase, Crestwood Equity should be in a better position to return more cash to investors. In the meantime, it offers a sustainable high yield with some enticing upside.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP) is in the midst of a multi-year strategy to improve its financial profile even as it restarts its growth engine. That plan has already paid dividends for investors as the company generated high-end results in 2018, which enabled it to deliver market-crushing total returns.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP) was the top-performing master limited partnership (MLP) of 2018 by a landslide. The midstream company generated a total return of 17% last year, which was well ahead of the negative-12.7% total return of the average MLP as measured by the Alerian MLP ETF. That outperformance has continued in 2019, as Crestwood has generated a more than 23% total return through the first month and a half, which has outpaced the 18% total return of its peers in the Alerian MLP ETF.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Crestwood Equity Partners LLC (NYSE:CEQP)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

xG Technology Inc (NASDAQ:XGTI) shares rose 12.2% on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $0.47 and last traded at $0.46. Approximately 693,700 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 249% from the average daily volume of 198,628 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.41.

xG Technology (NASDAQ:XGTI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 14th. The Wireless communications provider reported ($0.15) earnings per share for the quarter. The business had revenue of $9.42 million for the quarter. xG Technology had a negative net margin of 64.36% and a negative return on equity of 105.92%.

About xG Technology (NASDAQ:XGTI)

xG Technology, Inc designs, develops, and delivers advanced wireless communications solutions in North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and rest of world. The company offers electronic news gathering, wireless camera, portable microwave, and fixed point to point systems for the broadcasting market; wireless camera systems and mobile radios for the sports and entertainment market; and wireless video solutions, including manned and unmanned aerial and ground systems, mobile and handheld receive systems, and transmitters for the government/surveillance market.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Francesca's Holdings Corporation(FRAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) Director Richard J. Emmett purchased 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 7th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $6.37 per share, for a total transaction of $63,700.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN)’s share price traded up 12.4% during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $7.09 and last traded at $6.87. 2,433,700 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 127% from the average session volume of 1,069,854 shares. The stock had previously closed at $6.11.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Francesca’s (NASDAQ:FRAN) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Friday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Comparing Tailored Brands (TLRD) and Francesca’s (FRAN) (americanbankingnews.com) francesca’s® Announces Reporting Date for First Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Results (finance.yahoo.com) Head-To-Head Analysis: Francesca’s (FRAN) versus Vince (VNCE) (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Francesca’s Holdings Corp (FRAN) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $101.35 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Francesca’s Holdings Corp (FRAN) Expected to Post Earnings of -$0.11 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Francesca’s traded up $0.01, reaching $5.73, on Wednesday, MarketBeat reports. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 19,548 shares, compared to its average volume of 578,337. The stock has a market capitalization of $199.89 million and a PE ratio of 11.02. Francesca’s has a 52-week low of $4.51 and a 52-week high of $13.89.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Inter Parfums, Inc.(IPAR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Inter Parfums (IPAR)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Inter Parfums (IPAR)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAR) – Investment analysts at DA Davidson reduced their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Inter Parfums in a note issued to investors on Thursday, August 9th. DA Davidson analyst L. Weiser now forecasts that the company will earn $0.62 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.65. DA Davidson currently has a “Buy” rating and a $72.00 target price on the stock. DA Davidson also issued estimates for Inter Parfums’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.11 EPS.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Navigant Consulting, Inc.(NCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) and Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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    Navigant Recognized as Insurance Expert Witness Firm of the Year and Seven Thought Leaders Honored across Three Categories (finance.yahoo.com) Navigant Consulting Inc.: Alma Angotti and Salvatore LaScala Named Co-Leaders of Navigant’s Global Investigations and Compliance Practice (twst.com) Critical Review: Navigant Consulting (NCI) & Genpact (G) (americanbankingnews.com) Navigant Rides on Technology Investment Amid Staffing Issues (finance.yahoo.com)

    NYSE:NCI opened at $23.59 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $1.06 billion, a PE ratio of 21.64, a P/E/G ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 0.92. Navigant Consulting has a fifty-two week low of $23.45 and a fifty-two week high of $23.63. The company has a quick ratio of 2.60, a current ratio of 2.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at William Blair in a research report issued to clients and investors on Sunday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) was upgraded by Barrington Research from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note issued on Monday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Navigant Consulting (NCI)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Tuesday Morning Corp.(TUES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tuesday Morning (NASDAQ: TUES) and Target (NYSE:TGT) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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    LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: LX) fell 5.9 percent to $17.15 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRX) shares fell 5.1 percent to $2.80 in pre-market trading after dropping 1.67 percent on Friday.
    China Telecom Corporation Limited (NYSE: CHA) shares fell 4.1 percent to $45.70 in pre-market trading.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) fell 4 percent to $8.00 in pre-market trading after tumbling 24.36 percent on Friday.
    Tuesday Morning Corporation (NASDAQ: TUES) shares fell 3.6 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading.
    Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE: CMCM) shares fell 3.4 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
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    Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) fell 3.1 percent to $32.53 in pre-market trading after announcing plan to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Tuesday Morning (NASDAQ: TUES) and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (NASDAQ:OLLI) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: United Parcel Service Inc.(UPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    I mean the Teamsters at United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS), of course. UPS drivers are one of the most critical components – cogs, if you will, in the massive machine that is American commerce.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Amazon is working to reduce shipping expenses by moving more of its logistics and deliveries in-house with Amazon Air and a homegrown network of delivery service providers. On the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call, CFO Brian Olsavsky provided some additional details about how Amazon manages its shipments between its own network and partners including FedEx (NYSE:FDX) and UPS (NYSE:UPS).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Investors sold shares of United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) on strength during trading hours on Monday. $48.53 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $89.85 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $41.32 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, United Parcel Service had the 10th highest net out-flow for the day. United Parcel Service traded up $0.81 for the day and closed at $112.12

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Three minutes of frantic trading in Treasuries futures just offered a stark reminder of the danger of betting against the world’s safest asset.

What was shaping up as a second straight day of losses in Treasuries on Thursday, with 10-year yields threatening to hit the key psychological level of 3 percent, turned around in a hurry as turmoil in emerging markets spooked global investors.

Traders pointed to Brazilian officials’ unsuccessful efforts to stem the free-fall in their currency as the trigger for the wave of Treasuries buying. But the rush was magnified because investors were caught offside — there had been a dramatic increase in short bets against U.S. government debt in the past week.

The abruptness of the move, which drove yields on benchmark 10-year notes plunging as much as 9 basis points to 2.88 percent, was apparent in the futures market: From 1:33 p.m. New York time to 1:36 p.m., more than 100,000 contracts on 10-year futures changed hands. To put that in context, that’s more than the 80,000 that traded over a similar span at the time of Friday’s release of U.S. labor data.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.(FMBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Midwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:FMBI) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $26.92 and last traded at $26.74, with a volume of 58961 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $26.22.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bancorp Bank (NASDAQ: TBBK) and First Midwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:FMBI) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Francesca's Holdings Corporation(FRAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Comparing Tailored Brands (TLRD) and Francesca’s (FRAN) (americanbankingnews.com) francescas庐 Announces Reporting Date for First Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Results (finance.yahoo.com) Head-To-Head Analysis: Francesca’s (FRAN) versus Vince (VNCE) (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Francesca’s Holdings Corp (FRAN) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $101.35 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Francesca’s Holdings Corp (FRAN) Expected to Post Earnings of -$0.11 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Francesca’s traded up $0.01, reaching $5.73, on Wednesday, MarketBeat reports. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 19,548 shares, compared to its average volume of 578,337. The stock has a market capitalization of $199.89 million and a PE ratio of 11.02. Francesca’s has a 52-week low of $4.51 and a 52-week high of $13.89.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares of Francesca Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) gained last month though there was little news out on the company. Instead, investors seemed to send shares of the specialty retailer higher on a bullish wave in retail stocks, which peaked when Macy’s (NYSE:M) released its first-quarter earnings report. The market also seemed to anticipate Francesca’s own report at the beginning of June. We saw a similar effect with Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA), another beaten-down stock that jumped 47% last month.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN)’s share price traded up 12.4% during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $7.09 and last traded at $6.87. 2,433,700 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 127% from the average session volume of 1,069,854 shares. The stock had previously closed at $6.11.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.(SRNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Spotify (SPOT) , Alkermes (ALKS) , Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) , Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) , Sorrento Therapeutics (SRNE) , NVIDIA (NVDA) , Nucor, Eli Lilly (LLY) and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) .

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    Sorrento Therapeutics (SRNE) : “This is the kind of speculative stock that I like.”

    Geron (GERN) : “Let’s stick with high quality like Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) .”

  • [By William Romov]

    San Diego-based Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: SRNE) develops drugs to treat certain types of cancer and chronic cancer pain.

    On Jan. 6, company officials will present a new proprietary technology for the treatment of cancer. Analysts are calling this new technology a potential “game-changer.”

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sorrento Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SRNE) shares gapped down before the market opened on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $6.75, but opened at $6.55. Sorrento Therapeutics shares last traded at $6.35, with a volume of 2670350 shares traded.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Information Services Group Inc.(III)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Information Services Group, Inc. Common Stock (III)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    CGI Group (NYSE: GIB) and Information Services Group (NASDAQ:III) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    3i Group (LON:III) had its price target upped by Societe Generale from GBX 1,020 ($13.58) to GBX 1,130 ($15.04) in a research note released on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sims Metal Management Limited(SMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Speed Mining Service (CURRENCY:SMS) traded 4.2% higher against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on May 20th. One Speed Mining Service token can now be purchased for $16.33 or 0.00192074 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinExchange and HitBTC. Speed Mining Service has a market capitalization of $1.71 million and $413.00 worth of Speed Mining Service was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last seven days, Speed Mining Service has traded 4.2% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Speed Mining Service (CURRENCY:SMS) traded 7.8% lower against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 8:00 AM Eastern on June 7th. During the last seven days, Speed Mining Service has traded 21.8% lower against the US dollar. One Speed Mining Service token can currently be bought for approximately $11.56 or 0.00150095 BTC on major exchanges including CoinExchange and HitBTC. Speed Mining Service has a market capitalization of $1.21 million and $182.00 worth of Speed Mining Service was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.(CLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Has there ever been a more surprising turnaround story than Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF)?

    Once a bifurcated coal and iron miner known as Cliffs Natural Resources, folks began writing Cleveland-Cliffs’ obituary in 2012 after President Obama was elected to his second term — an apparent death knell to anyone involved in the coal industry. Three years later, the predictions seemed to be coming true, and analysts opined about whether Cleveland-Cliffs could even survive to the end of Obama’s term. Within only a few short months, the stock would bottom out. But fast-forward a few years years, and what do we see today?

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, LLCFifth Third Bancorp (FITB) – 7,424,558 shares, 43.91% of the total portfolio. New PositionUnited States Steel Corp (X) – 3,763,643 shares, 25.82% of the total portfolio. Franklin Resources Inc (BEN) – 1,825,092 shares, 15.42% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.44%Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (CLF) – 1,780,977 shares, 2.5% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 1.33%Finisar Corp (FNSR) – 349,639 shares, 1.39% of t

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Reuben Gregg Brewer, and Travis Hoium]

    For people looking to build wealth, penny stocks simply aren’t worth it. You’re better off pursuing well-run businesses and letting the power of their earnings grow your position over the long haul. So we asked three of our Motley Fool investors to choose stocks they like right now that would be good alternatives. Here’s why they picked Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), and Franco-Nevada Corporation (NYSE:FNV).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Credit Suisse Group(CS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 19.7 percent to $35 in pre-market trading. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 13.5 percent to $16.88 in pre-market trading after climbing 104.82 percent on Tuesday.
    Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) shares rose 11.3 percent to $43.81 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its third quarter on Tuesday.
    The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) rose 9.6 percent to $125.98 in pre-market trading.
    Aduro BioTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADRO) rose 5.8 percent to $7.25 in pre-market trading after falling 1.44 percent on Tuesday.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 5.2 percent to $22.42 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) rose 5.2 percent to $32.05 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 5 percent to $17.11 in pre-market trading following strong Q1 results.
    Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE: HMY) shares rose 4.4 percent to $2.02 in pre-market trading.
    22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE: XXII) rose 4.9 percent to $2.15 in pre-market trading after dropping 8.07 percent on Tuesday.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.1 percent to $102.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) rose 3.3 percent to $61 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    FAANG stocks are attempting to rebound today after a brutal sell-off hit the Nasdaq components Tuesday. The social media giant Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) will report earnings after the bell, but it’s likely that analysts are more interested in the company’s ongoing response to a data scandal that rocked investor sentiment and spurred privacy fears during the first quarter. Wall Street forecasts EPS of $1.36 on top of $11.45 billion in revenue.
    Right now, the 10-year interest rate is sitting on the border of 3%. And this news has many investors jittery about the impact on the stock market and the broader economy. Of course, many people forget that interest rates remain historically low for this stage of an economic expansion. And inflation targets remain stubbornly elusive for members of the U.S. Federal Reserve. The truth is that investors have little to worry about regarding interest rates. Instead, they should listen to Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, who offered his insight to Fox Business Network earlier this week. Here’s what Keith had to say.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TWTR, CS, GE
    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is under pressure to fire its auditor of 109 years, KPMG (for perspective, GE began its longtime relationship with KPMG a year after the first Model-T was built). Shareholder rights firms Glass-Lewis and Institutional Shareholder Services are spearheading the change and will push for adjustments during the firm’s annual shareholder meeting. The move comes after a calamitous year for GE, which saw the company become the worst-performing Dow component of 2017.
    Twitter Inc. (NYSE TWTR) will lead a very busy day of earnings reports. The social media giant is expected to report EPS of $0.12 on top of $609.8 million in revenue.
    Shares inCredit Suisse(ADR) (NYSE: CS) rallied more than 4% today after the Swiss financial giant beat earnings expectations before the bell. This was a significant milestone for Cr

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AXA (EPA:CS) has been given a €27.50 ($32.74) target price by research analysts at Kepler Capital Markets in a report released on Thursday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Kepler Capital Markets’ price target indicates a potential upside of 20.61% from the company’s current price.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: FibroGen, Inc(FGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    FibroGen (NASDAQ:FGEN) Director Jorma Routti sold 6,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.10, for a total transaction of $282,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 133,840 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,303,864. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Coherus BioSciences, Inc.(CHRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
    Ca

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Argan, Inc.(AGX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System decreased its holdings in Argan, Inc. (NYSE:AGX) by 26.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 5,343 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 1,907 shares during the quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings in Argan were worth $229,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA raised its position in Argan, Inc. (NYSE:AGX) by 26.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 99,678 shares of the construction company’s stock after buying an additional 20,936 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Argan were worth $4,282,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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Vietnam should be cautious against more monetary accommodation as it could pose risks to the economy and the banking sector, Moody’s Investors Service said.

“Given the government’s focus appears to be towards supporting headline growth, the State Bank of Vietnam may continue to pursue a neutral to accommodative policy stance,” Anushka Shah, Moody’s sovereign analyst in Singapore, said in a Jan. 26 emailed reply to questions.

“However, easier monetary policy risks undermining macroeconomic stability, particularly amid already rapid credit growth,” Shah said. “A continued acceleration in credit growth could also pose some risks to the banking sector by eroding banks’ capital buffers.”

Vietnam’s central bank will hold interest rates throughout 2018 after an unexpected cut last year, according to a Bloomberg survey, in contrast to others in Southeast Asia such as Malaysia where policy makers tightened policy last week. Officials seek to sustain Vietnam’s economic growth — among the world’s fastest, while mindful of risks including bad loans.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: INTL FCStone Inc.(INTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) was upgraded by investment analysts at TheStreet from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $47.87 and last traded at $47.95, with a volume of 2050 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $47.30.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) released its earnings results on Tuesday. The financial services provider reported $1.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.20, Bloomberg Earnings reports. INTL FCStone had a positive return on equity of 3.32% and a negative net margin of 0.02%.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: NXP Semiconductors N.V.(NXPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) shares were also up, gaining 10 percent to $108.89 after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restarted its review of QUALCOMM Incorporated’s (NASDAQ: QCOM) proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) jumped as much as 15.8% higher in Monday’s trading, lifting as the pending buyout offer from Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) reportedly took an important step toward closing. As of 1:40 p.m. EDT, NXP shares had settled down to a 13.3% gain. Qualcomm’s peak gains on the same news stopped at 4.7%.

  • [By ]

    “It shows some kind of discussion is going on at a higher level,” said Matthew Cheslock, an equity trader with Virtu Financial based on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. “You saw today that Qualcomm (QCOM) and NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) have now said that they are going to [reenter talks] about what that merger could be.”

  • [By ]

    As one would expect, shares of ZTE’s U.S. optical component suppliers rose sharply after President Trump signaled that a deal to end a recently-imposed ban on U.S. parts sales to the Chinese phone and telecom equipment giant is in the works. And NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) posted a double-digit gain after Chinese regulators (probably not coincidentally) announced that they’re restarting their review of Qualcomm’s (QCOM) $44 billion deal to buy the Dutch chipmaker.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    At long last, microchip giant Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) is inching closer to finalizing that elusive $44 billion acquisition of Dutch peer NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI).

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Francesca's Holdings Corporation(FRAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Francesca’s (NASDAQ: FRAN) and Vince (NYSE:VNCE) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: FRAN) dropped about 4.5% Monday to post a 52-week low of $5.68 after closing at $5.95 on Friday. The 52-week high is $19.50. Volume was around 2.7 million, more than double the daily average. The specialty retailer lowered its fourth-quarter outlook last Friday and the investor walkaway continues.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: FRAN) dropped about 21% Friday to post a 52-week low of $5.95 after closing at $7.50 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $19.50. Volume was around 7.8 million, about 7 times the daily average. The specialty retailer lowered its fourth-quarter outlook and investors did not respond well.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Penumbra, Inc.(PEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.08, Fidelity Earnings reports. Penumbra had a return on equity of 1.15% and a net margin of 3.65%. The business had revenue of $102.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $90.98 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.10) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 40.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now

It has been a long road, but Aptose (APTO) is closing in on getting its two lead drugs into clinical trials. The company still has to resolve a manufacturing-related clinical hold for APTO-253 and finish its pre-IND work on CG806, but Aptose should have both compounds in human testing in 2019 with initial results from at least APTO-253 before the end of 2019.

Aptose remains an exercise in weighing significant market potential against significant risks and a long road to travel before commercialization. Both APTO-253 and CG-806 have produced intriguing, arguably exciting, pre-clinical data suggesting that they could both be real players in hematology, but the entire point of the clinical trial process is to weed out those drugs that look good in pre-clinical testing but cannot deliver the goods in real-world testing. I believe Aptose shares are undervalued, but investors need to understand and appreciate the significant risks involved and the near-certainty of meaningful future dilution.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: TESARO, Inc.(TSRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Tesaro Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRO) traded down about 10% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $74.57 after Friday at $82.87. The 52-week high is $192.94. Volume was about 2 million, more than double the daily average of around 870,000 million shares. The maker of cancer therapeutics had no specific news.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Buy-dip on several “Potential Blockbusters” Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIMT), Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOLD), AveXis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVXS), Bluebird Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUE), Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR), and Sage Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAGE) are buy-dip candidates given their bullish trends and favorable technical patterns. Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICPT), Prothena Corp. PLC (NASDAQ: PRTA), Tesaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRO) and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE) have bearish set-ups. Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HRTX) is bigger picture bullish, but may correct further on a move below $19.55. Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS) has bearish set-up and bulls need to push above $69 to invalidate.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Tesaro (NASDAQ:TSRO) rose 6.2% during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $57.99 and last traded at $55.51. Approximately 1,596,660 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 37% from the average daily volume of 1,167,780 shares. The stock had previously closed at $52.26.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Tesaro Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRO) dropped about 9.5% Tuesday to post a 52-week low of $63.00 after closing at $69.59 on Friday. The 52-week high is $192.94. Volume was around 2.6 million, nearly triple the daily average. The company had no specific news, but a couple of shareholder lawsuits were announced.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Eagle Materials Inc(EXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Retail stocks are in focus after the U.S. Census Bureau released monthly sales figures before the bell Tuesday. The bureau said that retail sales increased by 0.3% in April, a figure that matched trade expectations. Markets had expected consumer spending to increase, however home improvement sales were not the major factor that most expected. This was evident from The Home Depot’s earnings report. Markets are increasingly optimistic over U.S. trade negotiations with China. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s No. 1 economic advisor will visit the United States this week to continue the nation’s dialogue with America. In addition, roughly 100 companies and trade associations will be sounding off to the Trump administration about the potential impact of tariffs in the Chinese markets.
    Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, AMZN, GS
    Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus thanks to tax policy in Seattle. On Monday, the Seattle’s City Council passed a bill that will tax Amazon and 131 other companies $275 per employee each year in order to create a fund to address homelessness in the Seattle. The tax is half what was originally proposed and remains a contentious issue for Amazon, which is the city’s biggest employer. Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) is sounding the alarm about the state of the markets. The company warned that the U.S. budget deficit is increasing while America’s unemployment rate is falling. This hasn’t occurred since the World War II. The bank believes that the combination of the two could cause the Fed to spike interest rates in the near future. This comes at a time when the Fed has already lost control of interest rates. Look for additional earnings reports from Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE: EXP), Bitauto Holding Ltd.(Nasdaq: BITA), Virtusa Corp. (Nasdaq: VRTU), Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.(Nasdaq: ENT), and Kamada Ltd. (Nasdaq: KMDA).

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP) EVP James H. Graass sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $110.00, for a total transaction of $1,100,000.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 61,715 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,788,650. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Despite some weather issues during the quarter, Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP) finished its fiscal year on a positive note and delivered record revenue. That solid finish enabled the diversified materials producer to set full-year records for both sales and earnings. Meanwhile, with a strong balance sheet and some tailwinds at its back, the company sees even better days ahead.

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE: EXP) started in 1963 as a subsidiary of Centex Construction Products. The Dallas-based company spun itself off in 2004. It’s a leading provider of materials you probably don’t think much about but absolutely need.

  • [By ]

    What’s most compelling about Cemex is the fact that it’s hands down the cheapest stock in the group. While Martin Marietta (NYSE: MLM), Eagle Materials (NYSE: EXP) and Vulcan Materials (NYSE: VMC) trade at 34, 24 and 45 times earnings, CX trades at just 13.44, with a forward PEG ratio of just 0.55…

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Kyocera Corporation(KYO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Japanese materials giant Kyocera(NYSE:KYO) gained 12.1% in April 2018, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The stock rode a strong fourth-quarter report to these gains despite zero coverage in the financial press.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc.(FMBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: United Fire Group, Inc(UFCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of United Fire & Casualty (NASDAQ:UFCS) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday following a dividend announcement from the company. The company traded as low as $52.90 and last traded at $52.61, with a volume of 2181 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $51.78.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Francesca's Holdings Corporation(FRAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: FRAN) dropped about 21% Friday to post a 52-week low of $5.95 after closing at $7.50 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $19.50. Volume was around 7.8 million, about 7 times the daily average. The specialty retailer lowered its fourth-quarter outlook and investors did not respond well.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: FRAN) dropped about 4.5% Monday to post a 52-week low of $5.68 after closing at $5.95 on Friday. The 52-week high is $19.50. Volume was around 2.7 million, more than double the daily average. The specialty retailer lowered its fourth-quarter outlook last Friday and the investor walkaway continues.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: New York REIT, Inc.(NYRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    New York REIT (NYSE:NYRT) reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The stock traded as low as $17.51 and last traded at $17.60, with a volume of 7341 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $17.85.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: WD-40 Company(WDFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) Director Daniel E. Pittard bought 530 shares of WD-40 stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $132.65 per share, for a total transaction of $70,304.50. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Oaktree Capital Group, LLC(OAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Asset management companies like Oaktree Capital Group (NYSE:OAK) have to deal with market volatility in two very different ways. On one hand, they have to produce the exceptional returns that keep them ahead of their peers even when conditions make it difficult. Yet even when they are able to outperform, asset managers also have to address the fears of their clients, many of whom start to flee in down markets even when their funds are holding up quite well.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    President Donald Trump hinted he may intervene in the Justice Department’s Russia investigation, as a Senate panel advanced a measure to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller: Link

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    ANALYST RATINGS
    Stifel upgraded Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) from Hold to Buy
    Morgan Stanley upgraded Acacia Communications (NASDAQ: ACIA) from Underweight to Equal-Weight
    Jefferies downgraded Sunoco (NYSE: SUN) from Hold to Underperform
    KBW downgraded Oaktree Capital (NYSE: OAK) from Outperform to Market Perform

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: ONEOK Inc.(OKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    The volatile price of natural gas over the past year has weighed some on this top energy stock. ONEOK Inc. (NYSE: OKE) primarily engages in natural gas transportation, storage and natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) gathering, processing and fractionation in the Bakken, Mid-Continent and Permian. The company recently closed the roll-up of its underlying master limited partnership, ONEOK Partners.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its holdings in ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) by 86.1% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 14,456 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 6,690 shares during the quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P.’s holdings in ONEOK were worth $823,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) is off to a fast start in 2018. The pipeline and processing giant has benefited from the improvement in the oil market because drillers are completing more wells, which are flowing into its system. However, as good as the first quarter was, it’s only the beginning for investors, which management made clear on the accompanying conference call with the following points:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    The volatile price of natural gas over the past year has weighed some on this top energy stock. ONEOK Inc. (NYSE: OKE) primarily engages in natural gas transportation, storage and natural gas and NGLs gathering, processing and fractionation in the Bakken, Mid-Continent and Permian. The company recently closed the roll-up of its underlying master limited partnership, ONEOK Partners.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

    UBS Upgrades ONEOK (OKE) to “Buy” (americanbankingnews.com) Early Moves to Watch ONEOK Inc (NYSE: OKE) (stocksmarketcap.com) Oneok board increases dividend (journalrecord.com) Deutsche Bank Initiates Coverage on ONEOK (OKE) (americanbankingnews.com) Trading Psychology Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A), ONEOK, Inc. (OKE) (nmsunews.com)

    OKE has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded ONEOK from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Royal Bank of Canada upgraded ONEOK from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. TheStreet downgraded ONEOK from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Monday, February 26th. Bank of America initiated coverage on ONEOK in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. Finally, Wells Fargo upgraded ONEOK from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $61.13.

Top 10 China Stocks To Own Right Now

Lam Research (LRCX) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after beating earnings forecasts and raising its fourth-quarter guidance.

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Lam Researchgained 6.9% to $136.17 today, while the S&P 500 declined 0.2% to 2,338.17.

Credit Suisse analysts Farhan Ahmad and John Pitzer and argues that Lam Research’s “new trough is higher than [its] old peak.” They explain:

We expect that bears will continue to argue that CY17 is a “Peak” year; however we think that investors are missing that it now costs >2x more to get incremental bit growth than three years ago. It is noteworthy that despite ~$17bn of memory WFE in 2016 both NAND and DRAM markets went from oversupply to undersupply – implying that new trough for memory investments is even higher than old peak (2010 memory peak had WFE of $12.6bn). We view Semi Growth, rising capital intensity, and growing China CapEx as secular multiyear themes, which could continue to provide growth in coming years. In addition, in case of tax reform there could be potential to return >$50 per share to shareholders by 2020…Increase TP to $160 (from $143), based on 12x of CY18 EPS plus net cash adj for taxes.

Top 10 China Stocks To Own Right Now: PowerShares S&P SmallCap Information Technology Portfolio(PSCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Overall, our Game-Changing Stocks portfolio has had a good run this year. Our closed positions for 2017 have, on average, returned 28.5% — a much stronger result than what we’ve seen from the Russell 2000 index or from the PowerShares S&P Small Cap Information Technology Portfolio ETF (Nasdaq: PSCT), which returned 13% and 11% year-to-date, respectively. It’s not a fair comparison, of course, because our closed positions all have different time frames, but it does stress the strong promise of game-changing stocks.

Top 10 China Stocks To Own Right Now: Francesca's Holdings Corporation(FRAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: FRAN) dropped about 4.5% Monday to post a 52-week low of $5.68 after closing at $5.95 on Friday. The 52-week high is $19.50. Volume was around 2.7 million, more than double the daily average. The specialty retailer lowered its fourth-quarter outlook last Friday and the investor walkaway continues.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: FRAN) dropped about 21% Friday to post a 52-week low of $5.95 after closing at $7.50 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $19.50. Volume was around 7.8 million, about 7 times the daily average. The specialty retailer lowered its fourth-quarter outlook and investors did not respond well.

Top 10 China Stocks To Own Right Now: Trillium Therapeutics Inc.(TRIL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Top 10 China Stocks To Own Right Now: Noah Holdings Ltd.(NOAH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Noah Holdings (NYSE:NOAH)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The stock traded as low as $57.81 and last traded at $57.76, with a volume of 191661 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $54.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Noah Coin (CURRENCY:NOAH) traded down 0.2% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 10:00 AM Eastern on May 14th. Noah Coin has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $2.39 million worth of Noah Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Noah Coin token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0083 or 0.00000095 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last seven days, Noah Coin has traded down 8.5% against the US dollar.

Top 10 China Stocks To Own Right Now: EP Energy Corporation(EPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Monday afternoon, the energy shares rose 2.14 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC), up 12 percent, and EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) up 13 percent.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    And after taking a look at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a small-cap stock that just signed a deal with Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq:FB)…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) $6.00 288.51%
    Enterprise GP Holdings LP (NYSE: EPE) $2.94 44.00%
    Opko Health Inc. (Nasdaq: OPK) $4.79 43.49%
    MYnd Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYND) $3.15 38.84%
    Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ARWR) $0.52 37.80%
    Mid-Con Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: MCEP) $2.08 36.81%
    VAALCO Energy (NYSE: EGY) $1.49 36.04%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $3.16 35.04%
    WideOpenWest Inc. (NYSE: WOW) $8.41 34.52%
    Legacy Reserves LP (Nasdaq: LGCY) $8.43 33.61%

    While these gains are certainly exciting, it’s important to recognize that investing in penny stocks is also a risky investment strategy.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Monday morning, the energy shares rose 2.24 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC), up 12 percent, and EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) up 14 percent.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That bullish inventory number, along with the potential for even higher oil prices, sent oil stocks soaring, with several smaller producers spiking more than 10% today. Among that group was EP Energy (NYSE:EPE), Sanchez Energy (NYSE:SN), Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR), HighPoint Resources (NYSE:HPR), and Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Monday, the energy shares rose 2.09 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC), up 12 percent, and EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) up 13 percent.

Top 10 China Stocks To Own Right Now: Infinera Corporation(INFN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) fell 23.4 percent to $5.25 in pre-market trading after a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.48 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.
    Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) fell 14 percent to $13.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat Q2 earnings and lowered FY18 organic growth guidance.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 13.2 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) shares fell 10.7 percent to $14.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 8.50 percent on Wednesday.
    BT Group plc (NYSE: BT) fell 9 percent to $14.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q4 results and announced plans to cut 13,000 jobs over the next three years.
    Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL) fell 8.3 percent to $19.90 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that IMblaze370 Phase 3 pivotal trial of atezolizumab and cobimetinib in patients with heavily pretreated locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer did not meet primary endpoint.
    Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN) fell 8.2 percent to $10.80 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) shares fell 7.4 percent to $43.00 in pre-market trading. Synaptics reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ: GOLD) shares fell 7.4 percent to $76.23 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 earnings.
    Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) shares fell 7 percent to $59.36 in pre-market trading. Integra LifeSciences priced its 5.25 million share public offering of common stock at $58.50 per share.
    Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) shares fell 6.9 percent to $12.75 in pre-m

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN)reported its first-quarter results on Wednesday, May 9. Management at the optical equipment provider told investors last quarter that revenueand margins were starting to rebound nicely from their 2017 lows. But did the company keep its momentum up in the first-quarter?Let’s dig into the numbers to find out.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors bought 3,256 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 841% compared to the typical daily volume of 346 put options.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) have rebounded today, up by 8% as of 3 p.m. EDT, following a sell-off yesterdaythat came in response to first-quarter earnings. Investors may realize they overreacted.

Top 10 China Stocks To Own Right Now: Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.(FBHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE: FBHS) and Gafisa (NYSE:GFA) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

Top 10 China Stocks To Own Right Now: Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.(RS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Reliance Steel & Aluminum (NYSE:RS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Wednesday.

    Other analysts have also issued reports about the stock. KeyCorp boosted their target price on shares of Reliance Steel & Aluminum from $95.00 to $97.00 and gave the company an overweight rating in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Reliance Steel & Aluminum from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. Cowen boosted their target price on shares of Reliance Steel & Aluminum from $101.00 to $107.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Goldman Sachs assumed coverage on shares of Reliance Steel & Aluminum in a research report on Tuesday, March 20th. They set a neutral rating and a $103.00 target price for the company. Finally, Bank of America set a $97.00 target price on shares of Reliance Steel & Aluminum and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, January 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $96.71.

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

Top 10 China Stocks To Own Right Now: Watts Water Technologies, Inc.(WTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Watts Water Technologies (NYSE: WTS) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in WTS. SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in Watts Water Technologies during the fourth quarter worth about $112,000. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB acquired a new position in shares of Watts Water Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $224,000. Sawgrass Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Watts Water Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $270,000. Koch Industries Inc. raised its position in shares of Watts Water Technologies by 22.0% in the fourth quarter. Koch Industries Inc. now owns 3,821 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $290,000 after buying an additional 690 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Quadrature Capital Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Watts Water Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $330,000. Institutional investors own 77.22% of the company’s stock.

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: “Watts Water Technologies (WTS) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $362.52 Million” was originally posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece of content on another publication, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright & trademark law. The legal version of this piece of content can be accessed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3380368/watts-water-technologies-wts-expected-to-post-quarterly-sales-of-362-52-million.html.

    Watts Water Technologies Company Profile

Top 10 China Stocks To Own Right Now: Mercury Systems Inc(MRCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Mercury Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) were down 10.2% as of 2:20 p.m. EDT Wednesday after the defense electronics contractor announced weaker-than-expected fiscal third-quarter 2018 results.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) were down 19 percent to $34.7483 as the company posted downbeat Q3 results.

    HFF, Inc. (NYSE: HF) was down, falling around 13 percent to $40.90 following weaker-than-expected quarterly results.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mercury Systems (NASDAQ: MRCY) and Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Top Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019

Image source: Fitbit.

Times are tough for Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), and investor pessimism is on the rise. According to a report by financial analytics company S3 Partners (via Business Insider), short interest in Fitbit has utterly skyrocketed in the first couple of weeks of the year. “Short sellers have added more than 20 million shares over the first two weeks of 2017, bringing the total amount of shares on loan to close to 50% of float,” according to S3.

Should investors be concerned about the shorts piling on?

Not what you’d expect

Interestingly enough, all the short-selling activity so far in 2017 hasn’t really affected share prices negatively; Fitbit shares are up a modest 2% year to date. Perhaps just as interesting is the fact that Fitbit’s plunge between November and December of last year coincided with a meaningful decline in short interest, just about the opposite of what you’d expect.

Top Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: Francesca's Holdings Corporation(FRAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: FRAN) dropped about 21% Friday to post a 52-week low of $5.95 after closing at $7.50 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $19.50. Volume was around 7.8 million, about 7 times the daily average. The specialty retailer lowered its fourth-quarter outlook and investors did not respond well.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: FRAN) dropped about 4.5% Monday to post a 52-week low of $5.68 after closing at $5.95 on Friday. The 52-week high is $19.50. Volume was around 2.7 million, more than double the daily average. The specialty retailer lowered its fourth-quarter outlook last Friday and the investor walkaway continues.

Top Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: Tetra Technologies, Inc.(TTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tetra Technologies (NYSE: TTI) and Chaparral Energy (OTCMKTS:CHPE) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Top Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: Canadian National Railway Company(CNI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    WARNING: “Q3 2018 Earnings Estimate for Canadian National Railway (CNI) Issued By Cormark” was first posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are reading this piece on another publication, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of U.S. & international copyright & trademark law. The original version of this piece can be viewed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3350637/q3-2018-earnings-estimate-for-canadian-national-railway-cni-issued-by-cormark.html.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Canadian National Railway (CNI)

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  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) is facing a unique problem: too much demand that it can’t seem to handle. Severe capacity shortages and delay in deliveries last quarter proved costly for the railroad, as evidenced by its just released first-quarter earnings report.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

Jackson, WY, based Investment company Cannell Capital Llc buys Craft Brew Alliance Inc, Internap Corp, magicJack VocalTec, Limelight Networks Inc, Destination XL Group Inc, Health Insurance Innovations Inc, I.D. Systems Inc, TripAdvisor Inc, Liberty Tax Inc, Pure Storage Inc, sells Rightside Group, eHealth Inc, Blue Bird Corp, BioTelemetry Inc, Alliance HealthCare Services Inc during the 3-months ended 2017-09-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Cannell Capital Llc. As of 2017-09-30, Cannell Capital Llc owns 60 stocks with a total value of $338 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: CALL, DXLG, TRIP, MNTX, Added Positions: BREW, INAP, LLNW, HIIQ, IDSY, TAST, TAX, NOA, HBP, PSTG, Reduced Positions: EHTH, BEAT, RNET, SIEN, PCOM, PGTI, YUME, KIN, SD, SREV, Sold Out: NAME, BLBD, AIQ, CARB, QNST, IVTY, RM, VRTS, UNAM, COVS,

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

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated(COKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NASDAQ: COKE) and Coca Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NASDAQ:COKE) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The company reported ($0.85) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.88 by ($1.73), reports. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated had a return on equity of 11.63% and a net margin of 2.23%.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd. (LQSIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    It also holds just under 20 percent share of Liquor Stores N.A. (OTCPK:LQSIF) and over 17 percent of Radient Technologies Inc. (OTC:RDDTF). Aurora has other holdings as well.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Penumbra, Inc.(PEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.08, Fidelity Earnings reports. Penumbra had a return on equity of 1.15% and a net margin of 3.65%. The business had revenue of $102.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $90.98 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.10) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 40.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Francesca's Holdings Corporation(FRAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: FRAN) dropped about 4.5% Monday to post a 52-week low of $5.68 after closing at $5.95 on Friday. The 52-week high is $19.50. Volume was around 2.7 million, more than double the daily average. The specialty retailer lowered its fourth-quarter outlook last Friday and the investor walkaway continues.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: FRAN) dropped about 21% Friday to post a 52-week low of $5.95 after closing at $7.50 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $19.50. Volume was around 7.8 million, about 7 times the daily average. The specialty retailer lowered its fourth-quarter outlook and investors did not respond well.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Layne Christensen Company(LAYN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Layne Christensen (NASDAQ:LAYN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Layne Christensen earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.8722865003839 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: MediWound Ltd.(MDWD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

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

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

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If you’re looking for proof of just how explosively profitable penny stocks are, Delcath Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: DCTH) is a perfect piece of evidence. This company saw its stock price surge from $0.02 on June 1 to $0.19 on June 26. That marked a stunning 850% gain, which happened after the company announced phase 2 trial data for its cancer drug Melphalan would be released.

But these triple-digit returns aren’t always justified by the company’s profits or business potential. For instance, Chinese energy company Hongli Clean Energy Technologies Corp. (Nasdaq: CETC) saw shares jump 144% from $1.90 to $4.63 during just the first five sessions of April.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited(YGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: YGE) slipped about 1.2% to post a new 52-week low of $1.68 Friday after closing at $1.70 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $3.35. Volume of about 5.9 million was more than 15 times the daily average of around 88,000. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Spencer Israel]

    Axiom Capital Managing Director Gordon Johnson upgraded the entire alternative energy sector from Market Underweight to Market Overweight and upgraded SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ: SCTY) from Sell to Hold and Trina Solar Limited (ADR) (NYSE: TSL), Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: YGE) and JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: JASO) from Sell to Buy.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: YGE) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $1.48 per share on revenue of $372.30 million.

    Ameren Corp (NYSE: AEE) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.51 billion.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Despite the potentially positive recent developments for solar investors, Johnson remains extremely bearish on solar stocks. Axiom maintains Sell ratings on the following U.S.-listed names:

    JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: JASO) Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: YGE) Solaredge Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: SEDG) Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ)

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Francesca's Holdings Corporation(FRAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $690.27 million.
    General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $3.84 billion.
    Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (NYSE: CCE) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Lands' End, Inc. (NASDAQ: LE) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $459.43 million.
    Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: FRAN) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $145.91 million.
    Cheetah Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE: CMCM) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $178.04 million.
    Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $90.05 million.
    Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN) is projected to post earnings for its first quarter.
    Fifth Street Asset Management Inc (NASDAQ: FSAM) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $25.12 million.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FRAN) was down, falling around 9 percent to $7.09 following downbeat quarterly earnings.

    Commodities

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: FRAN) dropped about 4.5% Monday to post a 52-week low of $5.68 after closing at $5.95 on Friday. The 52-week high is $19.50. Volume was around 2.7 million, more than double the daily average. The specialty retailer lowered its fourth-quarter outlook last Friday and the investor walkaway continues.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, cyclical consumer goods & services shares fell 0.03 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: FRAN), down 5 percent, and Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) down 5 percent.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Francesca’s Holdings (FRAN) has jumped 5.4% to $11.00 after beating earnings forecasts.

    Restoration Hardware (RH) has tumbled 20% to $28.92 after slashing its full-year guidance. Restoration Hardware was also cut to Market Perform from Outperform at Telsey Advisory Group.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Access National Corporation(ANCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, ourunder the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedshorting small cap Northern Virginia based bank holding stock Access National Corporation (NASDAQ: ANCX):

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: CF Industries Holdings, Inc.(CF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We also want to reiterate our bullish view on the agricultural commodities and the ag-related stocks (e.g., CF Industries Holdings (CF), Mosaic (MOS), Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (POT), FMC (FMC), AGCO, Deere). Following sharp multi-year declines, trends continue to improve.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Monday afternoon, the basic materials shares surged 0.57 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF), up 7 percent, and Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI), up 7 percent.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF) which jumped 3.7% to $30.37. The stocks 52-week range is $20.77 to $37.17. Volume was 5.3 million which is just under the daily average of around 5.4 million shares.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: BlackBerry Limited(BBRY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of RABOBANK NEDERLAND Bank of America Corporation (BAC) – 250,000 shares, 100% of the total portfolio. New PositionBlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) – 0 shares, 0% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 10000%iShares MSCI Emerging Index Fund (EEM) – 0 shares, 0% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 10000%iShares MSCI Brazil Capped Index Fund (EWZ) – 0 shares, 0% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 10000%VanEck Vectors Gold Miners (GDX) – 0 shares, 0% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 10000%

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    For those remaining QWERTY keyboard aficionados out there, BlackBerry (BBRY)  hardware partner TCL launched the BlackBerry KeyOne, a phone that pairs a 4.5-inch display with a physical keyboard and BlackBerry apps/services. It sells for $549 unsubsidized.

  • [By Kumar Abhishek]

    The shares of Ontario-based software company, BlackBerry Ltd(NASDAQ:BBRY)shot up more than 11% on Friday, after the erstwhile handset maker reported strong performance on most of the metrics in its Q4 and FY 2017 earnings report.BlackBerry Ltd reported a beat on both the top line as well as the bottom line. While the bottom line beat was in line with its past performance, the top-line beat was a real surprise.The revenue beat gives some much-needed respite to BBRY shareholders.

  • [By Abdul Jawula] BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) tries to revive the brand but is it too little too late for BBRY stock?

    BlackBerry (NSDQ:BBRY) had a smartphones market share of 20% in 2009, which has dropped off a cliff to 0.1% in present day. Blackberry has tried to revive the brand many times. However, they had a similar problem likeMicrosoft (NSDQ:MSFT)hadwith the Windows Phone project. Their refusal to adopt Android resulted in their smartphones becoming less-and-less desirable.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: BlackLine, Inc. (BL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C.GoDaddy Inc (GDDY) – 15,868,908 shares, 21.3% of the total portfolio. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) – 3,587,218 shares, 16.52% of the total portfolio. Sabre Corp (SABR) – 30,019,094 shares, 16.43% of the total portfolio. Broadcom Ltd (AVGO) – 1,618,567 shares, 11.1% of the total portfolio. BlackLine Inc (BL) – 12,543,873 shares, 10.99% of the total portfolio. Share

  • [By Danny Vena]

    The month-end close process is among the most time-consuming and intensive hurdles accountants face each and every month. Ensuring that transactions are recorded in the proper period, reconciliations are completed, and recurring entries are posted often requires long hours and late nights. The process can be fraught with the potential for errors, discrepancies, and inefficiency. BlackLine, Inc. (NASDAQ:BL) seeks to change all that by bringing automation to the process.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C.’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Silver+Lake+Group%2C+L.L.C.

    These are the top 5 holdings of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C.GoDaddy Inc (GDDY) – 21,678,180 shares, 28.11% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 31.86%Sabre Corp (SABR) – 30,019,094 shares, 19.98% of the total portfolio. BlackLine Inc (BL) – 15,193,571 shares, 16.6% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 20.84%Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) – 3,587,218 shares, 15.45% of the total portfolio. Broadcom Ltd (AVGO) – 1,618,567 shares, 11.53% of the total portfolio.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C.’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Silver+Lake+Group%2C+L.L.C.

    These are the top 5 holdings of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C.GoDaddy Inc (GDDY) – 15,868,908 shares, 21.3% of the total portfolio. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) – 3,587,218 shares, 16.52% of the total portfolio. Sabre Corp (SABR) – 30,019,094 shares, 16.43% of the total portfolio. Broadcom Ltd (AVGO) – 1,618,567 shares, 11.1% of the total portfolio. BlackLine Inc (BL) – 12,543,873 shares, 10.99% of the total portfolio. Share

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: On Assignment Inc.(ASGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewslettersuggested suggested small cap employment services stockOn Assignment, Inc (NYSE: ASGN) as a short trade thats already turned profitable for us:

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Dawson Geophysical Company(DWSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dawson Geophysical (NASDAQ:DWSN) was upgraded by stock analysts at TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Prothena Corporation plc(PRTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In response to announcingthat it is stopping all clinical development of its lead product candidate,Prothena(NASDAQ:PRTA), a clinical-stage biotech focused onneuroscience andorphandiseases, saw its shares fall 69% as of 11 a.m. EDT.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Prothena Corp. PLC (NASDAQ: PRTA) shares hit a multiyear low on Monday, one not seen since 2013. This came on the heels of news that the company would be discontinuing development of NEOD001, an investigational antibody that was being evaluated for the treatment of AL amyloidosis.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) shares dropped 69 percent to $11.585 after a disappointing update relating to the company's treatment for AL amyloidosis. Prothena, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that focuses on therapies in the neuroscience and orphan categories, said a Phase 2b study of its therapy called NEOD001 failed to achieve its primary or secondary endpoints. Prothena's Phase 2b study explored its NEOD001 therapy versus a placebo in previously-treated patients with AL amyloidosis and persistent cardiac dysfunction. Unfortunately, there were no statistically significant difference between the two treatment groups.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Creating a treatment for a rare disease or rare disorder can come with massive upside if the treatment is successful. That said, the risk is that a company can implode if its rare disease treatment fails in a drug study. Now it looks as if Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) is on the verge of implosion based upon how its stock price reacted.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Prothena Corp. plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) traded down 70% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $11.05 after closing Friday at $36.84. The stock’s 52-week high is $70.00. Volume was more than 20 times the daily average of around 580,000 shares. The company is stopping development on an amyloidosis treatment following a failed late-stage trial.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: comScore Inc.(SCOR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    comScore Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) dropped more than 10% on Tuesday to record a new 52-week low of $20.81. The stock closed at $23.22 on Monday. Volume was about 9 times the daily average of around 470,000 shares. The company’s stock will be de-listed from Nasdaq effective February 8 unless the company receives a stay from the exchange.

5 Best Small Cap Stocks To Own For 2016

That’s how Citigroup’s Paul Lejuez and team described Tiffany’s (TIF) fourth-quarter earnings and 2016 guidance in a note this morning:

Reuters

Adj EPS of $1.46 vs cons and our $1.40. Comps -5% worldwide (constant Fx, in line with Holiday results), with the Americas -8% (in line with Holiday), Europe -3% (Holiday -2%), Japan +10% (in line with Holiday), and Asia-Pac -8% (Holiday -9%). Adj op margin +85bps (cons flat) to 24.6%, with GM +220bps (vs cons +60bps) due to favorable product input costs and price increases. and 135bps of SG&A deleverage (ex items; cons 60 bps of deleverage), with dollars -2% (benefiting from Fx and lower marketing and variable labor costs).

F16 EPS flat to -MSDs (implying ~$3.64-$3.83) vs guidance of “minimal sales and earnings growth” provided with Holiday sales, cons $3.86 and our $3.76E, based on flat sales (+LSDs in cc), and lower op margin (with stronger GM offset by SG&A deleverage). Guidance is based on weak sales trends to-date in most regions, followed by an expected improvement in 2H. 1Q EPS guidance -15-20%, implying $0.65-$0.69 (vs cons $0.76 and our $0.69E). 2Q EPS guidance -5-10%, implying $0.78-$0.82 (vs cons $0.81 and our $0.75). 2H expected to return to EPS growth. F16 FCF guidance of at least $400M…

5 Best Small Cap Stocks To Own For 2016: 3M Company(MMM)

3M Company, together with subsidiaries, operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. The company?s Industrial and Transportation segment offers tapes, coated and non-woven abrasives, adhesives, specialty materials, filtration products, energy control products, closure systems for personal hygiene products, acoustic systems products, and components and products that are used in the manufacture, repair, and maintenance of automotive, marine, aircraft, and specialty vehicles. Its Health Care segment provides medical and surgical supplies, skin health and infection prevention products, inhalation and transdermal drug delivery systems, dental and orthodontic products, health information systems, and food safety products. The company?s Display and Graphics offers optical film solutions for LCD electronic displays; computer screen filters; reflective sheeting for transportation safety; commercial graphics sheeting and systems; and mobile interactive solutions, includin g mobile display technology, visual systems products, and computer privacy filters. The company?s Consumer and Office segment provides office supply products, stationery products, construction and home improvement products, home care products, protective material products, certain consumer retail personal safety products, and consumer health care products. Its Safety, Security and Protection Services segment offers personal protection products, safety and security products, cleaning and protection products for commercial establishments, track and trace solutions, and roofing granules for asphalt shingles. The company?s Electro and Communications segment provides packaging and interconnection devices; fluids that are used in the manufacture of computer chips, and for cooling electronics and lubricating computer hard disk drives; high-temperature and display tapes; insulating materials, including tapes and resins; and related items. The company was founded in 1902 and is base d in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Industrial companies like Dover (DOV), Emerson Electric (EMR), Eaton (ETN), 3M (MMM) and Rockwell Automation (ROK) are calling for earnings growth to get better during the second half of the year. Bernstein’s Steven Winoker and team aren’t feeling as confident:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Oppenheimer’s Ari Wald compare the current market to 1983, and recommend owning top-performing economically sensitive stocks like 3M (MMM), Microsoft (MSFT), and Honeywell International (HON) before the S&P 500 breaks out:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    While the direct revenue exposure to the UK is relatively small across our coverage (aside fromTyco and Idex), the potential impact from Brexit is much more widespread across the continent and the world. The impact should be most negative for our companies with larger industrial exposure to Europe, just as we have begun to hear incrementally positive commentary regarding Europe.Idex andTyco have some of the highest direct exposures to UK and Europe but Tyco’s business should be relatively more stable and in any case theJohnson Controls (JCI) synergies loom large. Eaton (ETN) and Emerson Electric, though with slightly smaller exposure, are more involved with industrial spending.Danaher andHoneywell have high revenue exposure, but we believe that their more benign end market exposure should mitigate some of the negative consequences they face. We rate Allegion (ALLE), Danaher, Dover (DOV), Fortive (FTV), Honeywell, Ingersoll-Rand (IR), Pentair (PNR) andTy co Outperform; Emerson Electric, Eaton, General Electric (GE),Idex and 3M (MMM) Market-Perform; Rockwell Automation (ROK) Underperform.

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5 Best Small Cap Stocks To Own For 2016: Wynn Resorts, Limited(WYNN)

 

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

    As for WYNN, we believe near-term estimates continue to take a back seat to capital returns and the discounting of Cotai, though we do find near term numbers to be beatable in Macau given QTD trends, most notably on the VIP side. Net-net, we find WYNN to be the most compelling longer-term story in our coverage universe and given the scope of the Cotai development and its impact on valuation, we anticipate value attribution for the project will come well in advance of the historical rule of thumb for new openings in the space, which has generally been about one year.

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    The top gainers in the index were:

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

    The top losers in the index were:

Best Gold Stocks For 2016: Francesca's Holdings Corporation(FRAN)

 

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail boutiques. It offers fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts primarily for women between the ages of 18 and 35. The companys apparel products comprise dresses, fashion tops, sweaters, cardigans and wraps, bottoms, outerwear and jackets, tees and tanks, and intimates; and jewelry includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings. Its accessories consist of handbags, clutches, wallets, shoes, belts, hats, scarves, sunglasses, watches, and hair accessories; and gifts include fragrances, candles, bath and body, home accessories, books, wall art, nail polish, and miscellaneous items. As of March 23, 2016, the company operated 626 boutiques in 48 states and the District of Columbia. The company also sells its products through its Website at francescas.com. Francesca’s Holdings Corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Hou ston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Francesca’s Holdings (FRAN) has jumped 5.4% to $11.00 after beating earnings forecasts.

    Restoration Hardware (RH) has tumbled 20% to $28.92 after slashing its full-year guidance. Restoration Hardware was also cut to Market Perform from Outperform at Telsey Advisory Group.

5 Best Small Cap Stocks To Own For 2016: Daktronics, Inc.(DAKT)

 

Daktronics, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells various electronic display systems and related products worldwide. It operates through five segments: Commercial, Live Events, High School Park and Recreation, Transportation, and International. The company offers video display systems, such as displays to show various levels of video, graphics, and animation, as well as controllers; LED ribbon board displays; mobile and modular display systems; freeform LED displays, which include architectural lighting and display products; indoor and outdoor scoreboards for various sports, digit displays, scoring and timing controllers, statistics software, and other related products; and timing systems for sports events, primarily aquatics and track competitions, as well as swimming touchpads, race start systems, and relay take-off platforms. It also provides message displays; ITS dynamic message signs, incl uding LED displays for road management, mass transit, and aviation applications; and digit and directional displays for use in parking facilities; audio systems for outdoor sports venues. In addition, the company offers static and digital billboards used to display static images which change at regular intervals for the out-of-home (OOH) advertising industry; Visiconn system, a software application for controlling content and playback loops for digital billboard applications; and street furniture comprising advertising light boxes for static, scrolling, and digital OOH campaigns. Further, it provides digit and price displays, such as outdoor time and temperature displays, as well as Fuelight digit displays for the petroleum industry; and maintenance and professional services related to its products. The company sells its products through direct sales and resellers. Daktronics, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in Brookings, South Dakota.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAKT) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $156.17 million. Daktronics shares slipped 0.13 percent to close at $7.97 on Tuesday.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAKT) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $156.17 million.

    Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE: GWRE) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $92.43 million.

5 Best Small Cap Stocks To Own For 2016: RXI Pharmaceuticals Corporation(RXII)

 

RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a biotechnology company, focuses on discovering and developing therapies primarily in the areas of dermatology and ophthalmology. The company develops therapies based on siRNA technology and immunotherapy agents. Its clinical development programs include RXI-109, a self-delivering RNAi compound, which is in Phase IIa clinical trial that is used to prevent or reduce dermal scarring following surgery or trauma, as well as for the management of hypertrophic scars and keloids; and Samcyprone, an immunomodulation agent, which is in Phase IIa clinical trial for the treatment of various disorders, such as alopecia areata, warts, and cutaneous metastases of melanoma. The companys preclinical program includes the development of products for ocular indications with RXI-109, including retinal and corneal scarring. Its discovery stage development programs include a dermatology franchise for the discovery of collagenase and tyrosinase targets for its RNAi platform; and ophthalmology franchise, a program for the discovery of sd-rxRNA compounds for oncology indications, including retinoblastoma. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp (NASDAQ: RXII) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.05 per share.

    InterOil Corporation (USA) (NYSE: IOC) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.25 per share on revenue of $1.10 million.