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Top 5 Low Price Stocks For 2019

Whether you’re a newbie who just watched The Wolf of Wall Street or you’re a seasoned trader whose previous fliers on penny stocks have burned one too many holes in your pocket, the story is the same — stay away from penny stocks.

Penny stocks (classified by the SEC as anything trading under $5) are among the more volatile securities you’ll ever come across. There are a few reasons for that, not the least of which is that their low prices confuse many would-be investors. Remember, just because it trades for a dollar doesn’t mean that it’s a cheap stock.

Consider Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY), which trades for a mere $3.60. Compare that to Danone (OTCMKTS:DANOY), trading at $15.46. Lifeway certainly appears cheaper, but with a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 57 versus Danone’s P/E of 15, you’re actually paying a premium for LWAY stock.

That tiny price tag also makes penny stocks more susceptible to scammers and wild swings in price. All of this is not to say that buying penny stocks can’t go your way, but the odds are stacked against you.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation(AGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Zacks: Federal Agricultural Mortgage Co. (AGM) Given Average Rating of “Strong Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Federal Agricultural Mortgage Co. (AGM) Announces $0.58 Quarterly Dividend (americanbankingnews.com) Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation: Farmer Mac Declares Dividends and Announces Conference Call for First Quarter 2018 Results (twst.com) Federal Agricultural Mortgage (AGM) Set to Announce Earnings on Tuesday (americanbankingnews.com)

    Federal Agricultural Mortgage stock opened at $87.14 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $925.08, a PE ratio of 14.17 and a beta of 1.18. Federal Agricultural Mortgage has a twelve month low of $54.51 and a twelve month high of $92.57. The company has a quick ratio of 0.37, a current ratio of 0.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.87.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C (AGM)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    BlueMountain Capital Management LLC lessened its holdings in Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C (NYSE:AGM) by 33.3% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 5,700 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 2,840 shares during the period. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C were worth $510,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C (NYSE:AGM) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C earned a news sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.6079928540378 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Boston Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C (NYSE:AGM) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 42,148 shares of the credit services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $3,771,000.

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    Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp  (NYSE:AGM)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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Top 5 Low Price Stocks For 2019: BlackRock, Inc.(BLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    I learned my lesson, so I only attend a conference if one speaker is on the schedule: BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) CEO Larry Fink.

    BlackRock is a world-class money manager and owns a lot of great stocks. But what it’s really good at, what I’m interested in, is generating fees for itself.

  • [By ]

    Why was the market so bullish? Cramer said it started with strong earnings from Blackrock (BLK) , up 1.4%, Delta Air Lines  (DAL) , up 2.9% and strong same-store sales from Costco (COST) which sent that stock up 2.2%.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Near the end of January, Enphase Energy repaid in full its senior secured term loan with Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC (TCP), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock (NYSE:BLK). The repayment includes a principal amount of approximately $39.5 million (plus accrued interest and fees) and the repayment will lead to the removal of liens on all of the Company’s assets. 

  • [By Matthew Frankel, Jordan Wathen, and Dan Caplinger]

    With that in mind, here’s why three of our contributors think Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B), Oaktree Capital (NYSE:OAK), and BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) are excellent penny stock alternatives.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Macy's Inc(M)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Notable Earnings

    Macy’s, Inc (NYSE: M) Q1 premarket
    Cisco Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO) Q3 after hours

    Investor Events

    IPO/offering lockup expirations for SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc (NYSE: SAIL) and Stitch Fix, Inc (NASDAQ: SFIX)
    Starbucks China investor day
    Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN) investor meeting

    Thursday
    Economic

  • [By ]

    Meanwhile, Eade was pleased with Macy’s (M) latest results, which posted same store sales growth of 4.2%, topping estimates of 1.4%.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Macy’s Inc (NYSE:M)’s share price rose 0.9% on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $40.28 and last traded at $39.44. Approximately 633,779 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 95% from the average daily volume of 12,534,731 shares. The stock had previously closed at $39.80.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) to report quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $5.39 billion before the opening bell. Macy's shares fell 0.47 percent to $29.79 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) to have earned $0.65 per share on revenue of $12.43 billion in the latest quarter. Cisco will release earnings after the markets close. Cisco shares declined 0.07 percent to $45.45 in after-hours trading.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance. Boot Barn shares climbed 9.97 percent to $24.15 in the after-hours trading session.
    After the markets close, Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $1.20 billion. Flowers Foods shares dropped 0.37 percent to $21.70 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE: M) which rose about 4% to $29.00. The stock’s 52-week range is $17.41 to $31.04. Volume was nearly 11 million compared to the daily average volume of 11 million.

  • [By Chris Johnson]

    Although several big names have already had their turn in the earnings confessional – including Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M), and Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) – this week has a respectable lineup with the likes of Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS), Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW), and Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT).

Top 5 Low Price Stocks For 2019: German American Bancorp, Inc.(GABC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GABC) – Research analysts at FIG Partners increased their FY2018 earnings estimates for German American Bancorp in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. FIG Partners analyst B. Martin now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $2.02 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $2.00.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Carter's, Inc.(CRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Gross: All right. If little baby Argersinger is going to be a snappy dresser like his dad, I’ve got to go back to Carter’s (NYSE:CRI), CRI, the leading manufacturer of children’s clothing in the U.S. under names like Carter’s and OshKosh B’gosh. As I said, they’re the dominant player here. They’ve performed well over multiple market cycles, 2.2% dividend yield, buys back a ton of stock. They’re digesting the Toys R Us bankruptcy, and there are some China trade issues here, so the stock has suffered, but that makes it awfully cheap.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Carter’s Inc. (NYSE:CRI) announced first-quarter 2018 results on Thursday morning, detailing a strong performance in spite of the negative impact of the recent bankruptcy of Toy “R” Us on its large wholesale segment. Though shares initially fell almost 5% early on, Carter’s stock recovered to trade modestly higher by this afternoon.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wall Street analysts predict that Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) will announce sales of $684.12 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have issued estimates for Carter’s’ earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $680.20 million and the highest estimate coming in at $689.50 million. Carter’s posted sales of $692.12 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of 1.2%. The firm is scheduled to report its next earnings results on Thursday, July 26th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its holdings in shares of Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) by 2.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 450,812 shares of the textile maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,306 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 0.96% of Carter’s worth $46,930,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) by 15.2% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 155,087 shares of the textile maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 20,419 shares during the period. Carter’s accounts for about 1.6% of Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 10th largest position. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Carter’s were worth $16,809,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the fifteen research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $119.33.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now

What happened

Shares of Box Inc. (NYSE:BOX) popped 11.6% on Monday after the cloud content management specialist received a vote of confidence from a hedge fund manager.

Speaking the Sohn Investment Conference today, Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya argued that Box is a “really interesting disruptive company,” calling the stock “incredibly cheap and undervalued.”

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So what

Palihapitiya explained that Box “sits on top of an enormous amount of R&D,” particularly in the artificial intelligence (AI) space.

For perspective, last October, Box unveiled an AI toolkit dubbed Box Skills, enabling customers to use AI and machine-learning tools from companies like Google, Microsoft, and IBM to better manage and extract data from multimedia files — for example, the ability to automatically tag photos, or to transcribe audio and identify topics and people from video files.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Gogo Inc.(GOGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) traded down more than 34% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $5.46 after closing Monday at $8.33. The stock’s 52-week high is $14.76. Volume was about 10 times the daily average of around 1.1 million shares. The in-flight WiFi provider had its credit rating downgraded and its outlook cut to negative this morning.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gogo (NASDAQ:GOGO) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Global Eagle Entertainment (NASDAQ: ENT) and Gogo Inflight Internet (NASDAQ:GOGO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Orion Marine Group Inc(ORN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Analysts Anticipate Orion Group Holdings Inc (ORN) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $165.45 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Factors Setting the Tone for Dycom (DY) in Q2 Earnings (finance.yahoo.com) Analysts Expect Orion Group Holdings Inc (ORN) Will Announce Earnings of $0.02 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Who Are The Major Shareholders Of Orion Investment SA (WSE:ORN)? (finance.yahoo.com) Arnold Van Den Berg Trims Enstar Group, Exits Orion Group (finance.yahoo.com)

    ORN has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Orion Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 7th. ValuEngine upgraded Orion Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, May 26th. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a $10.00 price objective on shares of Orion Group in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. Noble Financial set a $10.00 price objective on Orion Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 3rd. Finally, B. Riley raised their price objective on Orion Group from $10.00 to $11.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $10.13.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.(CALM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cal-Maine Foods Inc (NASDAQ:CALM) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $52.15 and last traded at $52.25, with a volume of 5956 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $51.05.

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: LC, GE, GS
    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has ousted its CEO John Flannery. Shares are up more than 10% as investors celebrated the news. GE has been mired in a slump, particularly its turbine business. The firm’s new CEO is H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., the former CEO of the industrial firm Danaher. Shares of LendingClub Corp. (NYSE: LC) are under pressure after the SEC charged one of the firm’s divisions with mishandling client money. This weekend, the firm reached a settlement with regulators on charges that the firm inflated its revenue and made changes to products to make the firm look healthier than it is. As a result, the firm’s board of directors forced CEO Renaud Laplanche to resign. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) has replaced CEO Lloyd Blankfein, who has stepped down after more than a decade at the helm at one of Wall Street’s most iconic banks. David Solomon – who has previously served as the firm’s president and COO – will now bet the new CEO. His tenure begins at a tough time for Goldman as the bank struggles with lower trading desk revenues. Look for earnings reports today from Cal-Maine Foods Inc. (NASDAQ: CALM) and Xcerra Corp. (NASDAQ: XCRA).

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cal-Maine Foods Inc (NASDAQ:CALM) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $55.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News headlines about Cal-Maine Foods (NASDAQ:CALM) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cal-Maine Foods earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.5279430715424 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was generally a good day for the stock market, although major benchmarks showed a considerable amount of variation in how they performed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 seemed to benefit the most from news that the U.S., Mexico, and Canada had resolved their trade differences and come to a trilateral agreement, but the Nasdaq Composite lagged, and small-cap stocks posted substantial declines. Also hurting the overall market were some disturbing developments regarding some key companies. Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN), Akorn (NASDAQ:AKRX), and Cal-Maine Foods (NASDAQ:CALM) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: German American Bancorp, Inc.(GABC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GABC) – Research analysts at FIG Partners increased their FY2018 earnings estimates for German American Bancorp in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. FIG Partners analyst B. Martin now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $2.02 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $2.00.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Banner Corporation(BANR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Banner (NASDAQ:BANR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

    Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Banner from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. Stephens reiterated a hold rating and set a $60.00 price objective on shares of Banner in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Banner currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $60.25.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rhumbline Advisers cut its position in shares of Banner Co. (NASDAQ:BANR) by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 86,918 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,154 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in Banner were worth $5,226,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Banner Year for Asset Managers Could Be Catalyst for Change (markets.financialcontent.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Banner Co. (BANR) to Announce $0.86 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Banner Bank signs long lease for highly visible Sacramento site (finance.yahoo.com) Steven W. Rust Sells 511 Shares of Banner Co. (BANR) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) FY2018 Earnings Estimate for Banner Co. (BANR) Issued By DA Davidson (americanbankingnews.com)

    NASDAQ BANR opened at $57.47 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. The firm has a market cap of $1,896.48, a P/E ratio of 19.22, a PEG ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 0.96. Banner has a 1 year low of $52.07 and a 1 year high of $62.75.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Recommending purchasing Ciena (CIEN) when it trades into the low $20s and then lightening up in the mid-to-high $20s as worked relatively well for a little while now, but Im starting to wonder if Ciena may be about to take that next step where the mid-$20s become the new low $20s and where the Street has more confidence in the growth outlook for the companys converged packet business, as well as more confidence that margins will recover in the coming quarters. Although theres a lot left to prove, Ciena has taken some good initial steps towards demonstrating that it has an attractive business outside of Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T), including data center, tier-2 communications, cable, and non-US customers.

I dont think these shares are dramatically undervalued, but I think a double-digit annualized return is possible from here (even if just barely double-digit). I would note, though, that Im not giving the company full credit for managements mid-term growth and margin targets; if the near-term performance justifies more faith in that vision/projection, there would be additional upside.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Income Trust(BNJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Blackrock New Jersey Municipal Income Tr (NYSE:BNJ) have been trending positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Blackrock New Jersey Municipal Income Tr earned a news impact score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 47.9578208138909 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Blackrock New Jersey Municipal Income Tr (NYSE:BNJ) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blackrock New Jersey Municipal Income Tr earned a news impact score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the investment management company an impact score of 48.5554072096128 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: German American Bancorp, Inc.(GABC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GABC) – Research analysts at FIG Partners increased their FY2018 earnings estimates for German American Bancorp in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. FIG Partners analyst B. Martin now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $2.02 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $2.00.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Bank of Hawaii Corporation(BOH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Epoch Investment Partners Inc. boosted its position in shares of Bank of Hawaii Co. (NYSE:BOH) by 3.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 706,037 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 20,908 shares during the period. Epoch Investment Partners Inc.’s holdings in Bank of Hawaii were worth $58,672,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter on Monday.
    Subsea 7 S.A. confirmed a $7.00 per share proposal to acquire McDermott International Inc (NYSE: MDR).
    CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren Corp (NYSE: VVC) for $72 per share in cash.
    Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE: BOH) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $4.60 billion.
    Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $5.75 billion.
    Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $815.16 million.
    Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $1.82 billion.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $822.15 million.
    Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LECO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $729.83 million.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $251.93 million.
    FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $3.43 billion.
    Koninklijke Philips NV (ADR) (NYSE: PHG) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE: BOH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $162.39 million.
    Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $1.72 billion.

     

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CM Finance Inc(CMFN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of CM Finance (NASDAQ:CMFN) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Thursday morning.

    Several other analysts have also recently weighed in on CMFN. UBS cut shares of CM Finance from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Raymond James cut shares of CM Finance from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Redburn Partners cut shares of CM Finance from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of CM Finance from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 10th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. CM Finance has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $9.75.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    CM Finance: This 6.125% Baby Bond Has Begun Trading On The Nasdaq (seekingalpha.com) Critical Contrast: OFS Capital (OFS) & CM Finance (CMFN) (americanbankingnews.com) Earn an 11.3% Yield From This Alternative Bank (incomeinvestors.com) CM Finance Inc (CMFN) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $8.64 Million (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of CMFN traded up $0.09 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $8.90. The stock had a trading volume of 20,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 33,742. CM Finance has a 1 year low of $7.40 and a 1 year high of $10.40. The company has a market cap of $120.49 million, a P/E ratio of 7.74 and a beta of 1.20. The company has a current ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CM Finance (NASDAQ:CMFN) was upgraded by stock analysts at TheStreet from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: First Financial Northwest Inc.(FFNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Ford (NYSE:F) is known for its attractive valuation, it currently trades at around 7 times its 2017 projected earnings and has an attractive dividend yield of 5.36 percent. It also has a very low price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) compared to most other companies on the S&P 500. The stock trades at around $11 during the time I am writing this. However, after digging a little deeper, I have found that the future looks bearish for Ford.

The automobile industry is known to be a very cyclical industry and I, along with many other people, believe that the cycle has peaked after years of high demand. We are witnessing a downtrend in automobile demand. In March, US auto sales fell 1.6 percent; 1.56 million cars and trucks were sold in March, falling below the projected sales of 1.62 million cars and trucks. Sales are down 1.6 percent compared to the same month last year. Ford only sold 236,250 cars; this is a 7 percent decrease in sales compared to the prior month.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: German American Bancorp, Inc.(GABC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GABC) – Research analysts at FIG Partners increased their FY2018 earnings estimates for German American Bancorp in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. FIG Partners analyst B. Martin now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $2.02 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $2.00.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (ITHUF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Spencer Israel]

    The charts below are courtesy of VantagePoint, a platform that uses Artificial Intelligence and machine learning to forecast future price movements 1-3 days in advance with up to 86 percent accuracy. The blue line represents a predictive moving average that shows what’s going to happen three days in advance, and the black line is a simple 10-day moving average. A crossover of the blue line over the black line indicates a bullish signal from the software, and vice versa for a bearish signal.

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    Much of the focus of cannabis investors has been centered on Canada and California. This makes sense given that they are the two largest recreational (or soon to be) cannabis markets in the world. However, one publicly traded company with US-centric cannabis operations has taken a different approach. iAnthus Capital is listed in Canada on the CSE (OTCQB:ITHUF), but is headquartered in New York and incorporated in Delaware. Unlike other Canadian-listed cannabis companies, most of which are aiming to get in on the highly competitive green-rush in California and Canada, iAnthus has set its sights on becoming the dominant player on the U.S. East Coast.

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Here are some of the top marijuana stocks in U.S. exchanges and how the performed this week:

    22nd Century Group Inc (NYSE: XXII): down 0.5 percent
    Aphria Inc (OTC: APHQF): down 3.6 percent
    Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTC: ACBFF): up 0.8 percent
    Cannabis Sativa Inc (OTC: CBDS): down 7.2 percent
    CannTrust Holdings Inc (OTC: CNTTF): down 3.4 percent
    Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE: CGC): down 3.9 percent
    Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON): down 3.5 percent
    GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR (NASDAQ: GWPH): up 4.1 percent
    Hiku Brands Company Ltd(OTC: DJACF): down 3.1 percent
    India Globalization Capital, Inc. (NYSE: IGC): down 4.8 percent
    iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc (OTC: ITHUF): up 4.5
    MassRoots Inc (OTC: MSRT): down 4 percent
    MedReleaf Corp(OTC: MEDFF): down 1.8 percent
    Scotts Miracle-Gro Co (NYSE: SMG): down 0.3 percent
    THC Biomed Intl Ltd (OTC: THCBF): up 9.3 percent
    Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ZYNE): down 1.4 percent
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Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited(APWC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) fell 27.8 percent to $10.45 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company also lowered its FY18 sales outlook from $358million-$368 million to $345 million-$352 million.
    Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) shares fell 15.6 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Rockwell Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMTI) fell 15.5 percent to $5.02 in the pre-market trading session after the company disclosed that its President and CEO Robert Chioini was terminated.
    BG Staffing Inc (NYSE: BGSF) shares fell 12.7 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading after reporting a common stock offering.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) fell 9.3 percent to $20.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (NASDAQ: APWC) fell 7.7 percent to $2.35 in pre-market trading after rising 3.88 percent on Thursday.
    Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) shares fell 7.5 percent to $30.49 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat earnings for its first quarter on Thursday. Comps were up 1 percent in the quarter.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) fell 6.4 percent to $33.91 in pre-market trading.
    Buckle Inc (NYSE: BKE) fell 4.9 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading following weak quarterly sales.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) shares fell 4.9 percent to $3.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.53 percent on Thursday.
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) fell 4.8 percent to $78.98 in pre-market trading. Ross Stores reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak forecast for the current quarter.
    Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) shares fell 4.7 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported pricing of common

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated(SYKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Sykes Enterprises (NASDAQ:SYKE) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $31.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Barrington Research reiterated their hold rating on shares of Sykes Enterprises (NASDAQ:SYKE) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Teladoc, Inc.(TDOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Simon Erickson]

    Teladoc’s (NYSE:TDOC) first-quarter results kicked off a good start to 2018. Their now fully integrated acquisition of Best Doctors helped revenue more than double for the second straight quarter and U.S. membership reach more than 20 million people.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment of the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill asks Fool analysts Jason Moser, Matt Argersinger, and Ron Gross to tell us about the companies they have their eyes on this week and why: strip-mall focused REIT Retail Opportunity Investments(NASDAQ:ROIC); virtual healthcare provider Teladoc(NYSE:TDOC); and Arcos Dorados(NYSE:ARCO), which is the exclusive franchise operator for McDonald’s across most of Latin America.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    In today’s episode of MarketFoolery, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser go through some of the messy metrics from this quarter and explain which areas long-term investors should focus on to track how the company is doing. Also, Texas Roadhouse(NASDAQ:TXRH) clocked in another good quarter, but how can the restaurant grow from here? Virtual healthcare provider Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC)reports earnings later today, and long-term investors should watch for progress in these key metrics. Tune in to find out more.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: AtriCure Inc.(ATRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of AtriCure (NASDAQ:ATRC) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Saturday.

    A number of other research firms have also weighed in on ATRC. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of AtriCure from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. BidaskClub raised shares of AtriCure from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Saturday, March 17th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on shares of AtriCure from $22.00 to $23.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Needham & Company LLC raised their target price on shares of AtriCure from $23.00 to $26.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of AtriCure from a d+ rating to a c- rating in a report on Friday, March 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $25.00.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now

Ive been right about Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) thus far.

There seem to be only two schools on Tesla. You either love the carmaker, or you hate it with a passion. I fall into the latter category, not because I’m anti clean energy, or opposed to new entries to the auto industry, but because of the grandiose and inefficient management history the company has had under Elon Musk. Ive written often about the competition and general cutthroat nature of the auto industry that Tesla faces. Ive been waiting for some time to see signs of Teslas inability to ramp up car production in a way that justifies its wild stock valuation. And boy howdy have I taken some flak in the comments section.

This week has given me some vindication on my feelings about Tesla. The stock is down on rough news of production complications, and a fading faith in Elon Musks rhetoric, something I said would happen. The valuation is not justified, and cannot be justified when youre selling such a small amount of cars and not turning any profit. I get it that this stock performance is about future potential earnings, but the company is not putting together concrete evidence that it is working toward those types of numbers.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Varex Imaging Corporation (VREX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(AMAG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAG) has a PDUFA date set for its drug Feraheme for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in patients who have an intolerance or unsatisfactory response to oral iron. The date is set for February 2. Shares of AMAG were trading at $14.45, in a 52-week range of $11.93 to $25.20 and with a consensus price target of $18.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on AMAG Pharmaceuticals (AMAG)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AMAG Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AMAG) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Poage Bankshares, Inc.(PBSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Poage Bankshares (NASDAQ:PBSK) has been trending somewhat negative on Thursday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Poage Bankshares earned a daily sentiment score of -0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 47.5091086029881 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: German American Bancorp, Inc.(GABC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GABC) – Research analysts at FIG Partners increased their FY2018 earnings estimates for German American Bancorp in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. FIG Partners analyst B. Martin now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $2.02 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $2.00.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Banner Corporation(BANR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Banner Year for Asset Managers Could Be Catalyst for Change (markets.financialcontent.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Banner Co. (BANR) to Announce $0.86 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Banner Bank signs long lease for highly visible Sacramento site (finance.yahoo.com) Steven W. Rust Sells 511 Shares of Banner Co. (BANR) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) FY2018 Earnings Estimate for Banner Co. (BANR) Issued By DA Davidson (americanbankingnews.com)

    NASDAQ BANR opened at $57.47 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. The firm has a market cap of $1,896.48, a P/E ratio of 19.22, a PEG ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 0.96. Banner has a 1 year low of $52.07 and a 1 year high of $62.75.

Best Blue Chip Stocks For 2018

Wall Street on Monday didn’t just cash in on one winner, or a daily double, or even a trifecta. It notched astock market-style superfecta, with all four major U.S. stock indexes — representing blue chip names, technology stocks, small caps and large-company stocks — all closing at record highs on the same day for the first time in 17years.

The post-election rallybegan two weeks ago with so-called “Red Stocks” ripping higher after Republican Donald Trump’s surprise win on Nov. 8. The rally, which has been fueled by hopes that the president-elect’s growth-friendly policies will finallyjolt the U.S. economy out of its multi-year doldrums, has spreadto virtually every corner of the stock market.

All-time highs were in abundance tostart the week: Blue chips in the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 89 points to a record 18,956.69, extending its 2016 gain to nearly 9%.The benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 finished 0.8% higher at 2198.18, its highest close ever. The tech-packed Nasdaq composite rallied 0.9% to a record 5368.86. And the Russell 2000, a stock index filled with the market’s smallest companies, extendedits winning streak to 12 sessions on its way to an all time record close of 1322.23 and a 16.4% gain for the year. That is the Russell 2000’s longest winning streak since June 2003.

Best Blue Chip Stocks For 2018: Performant Financial Corporation(PFMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares dipped 47.8 percent to $4.60. Check-Cap priced its upsized underwritten offering of public units at $5.50 per unit.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares fell 41.5 percent to $2.57.
    Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) dropped 35.1 percent to $29.50 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) dropped 34.8 percent to $3.75 after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 25.2 percent to $24.01 after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) dropped 22.5 percent to $45.73 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 19.6 percent to $52.075 following Q1 earnings.
    Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVM) shares declined 18.1 percent to $5.20. Adverum Biotech disclosed that its CEO Amber Salzman is stepping down.
    Newater Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWA) dropped 17.2 percent to $12.83.
    Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) fell 17.2 percent to $13.65 following Q1 results.
    Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) declined 15.8 percent to $19.40 after announcing Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.649 after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) dropped 14.2 percent to $2.65.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 13.2 percent to $8.32 after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) dropped 12.2 percent to $5.05.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 9.7 percent

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) were down 29 percent to $2.20. Performant Financial is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 8.

Best Blue Chip Stocks For 2018: German American Bancorp, Inc.(GABC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GABC) – Research analysts at FIG Partners increased their FY2018 earnings estimates for German American Bancorp in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. FIG Partners analyst B. Martin now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $2.02 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $2.00.

Best Blue Chip Stocks For 2018: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.(AAOI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) reported its fourth quarter results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The company posted $0.89 in earnings per share (EPS) on $79.9 million, which compares to consensus estimates that were calling for $0.82 in EPS on $86.2 million in revenue. Heres what analysts were saying after the fact:

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) fell 4.3 percent and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR) 1.1 percent, while Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI) and Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE) dipped marginally.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is themostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) fell 26 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.
    Caesarstone Ltd. (NASDAQ: CSTE) shares fell 12.5 percent to $16.15 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 results and lowered its FY18 sales forecast.
    MINDBODY, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) fell 11.7 percent to $38.65 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE: VSLR) fell 10 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 miss.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) shares fell 10 percent to $31.63 in pre-market trading after reporting a Q1 earnings miss at 28 cents per share, 5 cents below estimates.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) fell 7.7 percent to $49.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL) fell 6.1 percent to $22.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) fell 5.3 percent to $31.1604 in pre-market trading after announcing a 15 million share common stock secondary offering.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) shares fell 4.7 percent to $56 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat Q1 earnings

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.39-$0.52 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.46. The company issued revenue guidance of $75-$81 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $77.48 million.