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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019

Chicago Equity Partners LLC decreased its position in Cummins (NYSE:CMI) by 9.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 35,290 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,515 shares during the period. Chicago Equity Partners LLC’s holdings in Cummins were worth $5,720,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Advisor Partners LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Cummins by 8.1% in the fourth quarter. Advisor Partners LLC now owns 3,596 shares of the company’s stock valued at $680,000 after purchasing an additional 269 shares during the period. Parallel Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Cummins by 6.4% in the fourth quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 5,004 shares of the company’s stock valued at $884,000 after purchasing an additional 303 shares during the period. Baird Financial Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Cummins by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc. now owns 28,069 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,958,000 after purchasing an additional 310 shares during the period. Jacobs & Co. CA boosted its holdings in shares of Cummins by 1.3% in the fourth quarter. Jacobs & Co. CA now owns 25,673 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,483,000 after purchasing an additional 330 shares during the period. Finally, Blue Chip Partners Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Cummins by 9.2% in the fourth quarter. Blue Chip Partners Inc. now owns 4,179 shares of the company’s stock valued at $738,000 after purchasing an additional 353 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 83.40% of the company’s stock.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Aerosonic Corporation(AIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Aimia Inc (TSE:AIM) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is C$3.54.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Aimia (TSE:AIM) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$2.67.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Galaxy Resources Limited (GALXF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Galaxy Resources [ASX:GXY] (OTCPK:GALXF) – Price = AUD 3.42

    Galaxy Resources is an Australian pure play lithium miner with 3 lithium projects globally.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: PetSmart Inc(PETM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    An issue of PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETM) debt rose 1% against its face value during trading on Monday. The high-yield debt issue has a 8.875% coupon and is set to mature on June 1, 2025. The debt is now trading at $67.50 and was trading at $66.25 last week. Price moves in a company’s debt in credit markets often anticipate parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    An issue of PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETM) bonds fell 1.6% as a percentage of their face value during trading on Wednesday. The high-yield debt issue has a 8.875% coupon and is set to mature on June 1, 2025. The debt is now trading at $49.19 and was trading at $55.47 one week ago. Price changes in a company’s bonds in credit markets often predict parallel changes in its stock price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    An issue of PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETM) bonds fell 1.5% against their face value during trading on Tuesday. The high-yield issue of debt has a 7.125% coupon and is set to mature on March 15, 2023. The debt is now trading at $71.75 and was trading at $74.97 one week ago. Price changes in a company’s bonds in credit markets often predict parallel changes in its share price.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: MGIC Investment Corporation(MTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Radian Group (NYSE: RDN) and MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MGIC Investment earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.9053330399122 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE: MTG) traded down about 6.5% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $10.07 after closing Tuesday at $10.77. The stock’s 52-week high is $16.21. Volume was more than double the daily average of around 4.2 million shares. The company reported uninspiring first-quarter results this morning.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was a positive day on Wall Street, as major benchmarks jumped following an uneventful weekend, tapering their gains as the session came to a close. Some had feared that China might retaliate once again after the U.S. issued a second round of tariffs against the nation with the world’s second-largest economy, but the expected fireworks didn’t come, putting market participants more at ease. The beginning of earnings season in the next week will also distract investors from geopolitical issues, perhaps allowing indexes to climb further. Yet some individual stocks had difficulties that sent their shares lower. Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX), Menlo Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MNLO), and MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE: MTG) traded down about 5.2% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $10.07 after closing Monday at $10.62. The stock’s 52-week high is $16.21. Volume was more than three times the daily average of around 3.6 million shares. The company had no specific news Tuesday. About half an hour before the closing bell the stock traded up about 2% for the day.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund(JTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN decreased its holdings in Nuveen Tax Advantaged Total Re (NYSE:JTA) by 48.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 10,813 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 10,055 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned approximately 0.08% of Nuveen Tax Advantaged Total Re worth $150,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: TC PipeLines, LP(TCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Most investors have probably heard of energy giants Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A) (NYSE:RDS-B), Dominion Energy (NYSE:D), and TransCanada (NYSE:TRP). Fewer, however, are likely familiar with their publicly traded master limited partnerships (MLPs): Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX), Dominion Energy Midstream Partners (NYSE:DM), and TC Pipelines (NYSE:TCP). That might be a good thing, as the market has beaten up the latter trio this year, sending their valuations south.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of several master limited partnerships (MLPs) took off on Thursday after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)  finalized a new policy relating to the tax code overhaul passed at the end of 2017. Leading the way higher were TC Pipelines (NYSE:TCP) and Dominion Energy Midstream Partners (NYSE:DM), which were up 28% and 30%, respectively at 9:45 a.m. EDT. Fellow midstream majors Enbridge Energy Partners (NYSE:EEP) and Spectra Energy Partners (NYSE:SEP) were also up on the news, with shares of both rising more than 6% in early morning trading.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Finally, investors should check out what the company plans to do with its MLP TC Pipelines (NYSE:TCP), which it had intended to use as a funding vehicle until a rule change no longer made selling assets to the entity a viable option. TransCanada could look to take TC Pipelines private, which is the alternative Enbridge chose for its various publicly traded entities.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Global X Management Co LLC lowered its position in TC Pipelines, LP (NYSE:TCP) by 93.6% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 38,270 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 561,130 shares during the period. Global X Management Co LLC owned about 0.05% of TC Pipelines worth $993,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Capital Senior Living Corporation(CSU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    $900.00 upgraded shares of Constellation Software (TSE:CSU) from a neutral rating to an outperform rating in a report issued on Tuesday morning.

    Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the stock. National Bank Financial lifted their price target on shares of Constellation Software from C$850.00 to C$875.00 and gave the stock a sector perform rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. CIBC lifted their price target on shares of Constellation Software from C$865.00 to C$900.00 in a report on Friday, April 27th. lifted their price target on shares of Constellation Software to C$980.00 in a report on Thursday, April 26th. Finally, Scotiabank lifted their price target on shares of Constellation Software from C$880.00 to C$940.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of C$901.88.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D lessened its stake in shares of Capital Senior Living (NYSE:CSU) by 5.3% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 180,000 shares of the company’s stock after selling 10,000 shares during the quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D’s holdings in Capital Senior Living were worth $1,935,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Landec Corporation(LNDC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Landec (NASDAQ: LNDC) and Seneca Foods Corp Class A (NASDAQ:SENEA) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Landec Co. (NASDAQ:LNDC) Director Nelson Obus bought 12,900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 8th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $12.12 per share, for a total transaction of $156,348.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    The price of Brent crude oil pushed above $85 per barrel yesterday, its highest level in four years. Analysts are projecting that oil could easily hit $100 per barrel in the next few weeks, as OPEC and Russia continue to focus on pushing prices higher. The recent price rally has been driven by the Trump administration’s Nov. 4 deadline for nations to stop purchasing crude from Iran. Gold prices are sitting under $1,200, one week after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the third time this year. However, Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth has predicted a big bounce for gold prices in the coming months. Just how high will gold bounce thanks to the ongoing geopolitical problems around the globe? Find out right here.
    Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, PEP, TSLA
    Shares of Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) are in focus after the company announced it will raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour. The change will take place on Nov. 1. The wage change will affect 250,000 employees. Pepsico Inc. (NYSE: PEP) leads a busy day of earnings reports. The beverage company topped Wall Street expectations with an EPS of $1.59 on top of $16.49 billion in revenue. Those numbers beat consensus forecasts of $1.56 on $16.38 billion in revenue. CEO Indra Nooyi is stepping down this week, but she will remain the chair of the board. Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) announced it produced 83,500 vehicles in the third quarter. The stock has been on a whirlwind in recent days. On Monday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced it had settled a case with CEO Elon Musk over his misleading tweets about taking the company private. Musk and Tesla will pay $20 million each, and M

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: GAMCO Natural Resources, Gold & Income Tust (GNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Golem (CURRENCY:GNT) traded 15.7% higher against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 0:00 AM Eastern on August 17th. One Golem token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.17 or 0.00002636 BTC on exchanges including Zebpay, Poloniex, OKEx and Bittrex. In the last week, Golem has traded up 1.7% against the dollar. Golem has a total market capitalization of $165.19 million and $7.99 million worth of Golem was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Golem (CURRENCY:GNT) traded 0.3% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 13:00 PM Eastern on September 30th. Golem has a market capitalization of $147.49 million and approximately $1.20 million worth of Golem was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, Golem has traded up 4.8% against the U.S. dollar. One Golem token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.15 or 0.00002326 BTC on major exchanges including HitBTC, OOOBTC, Iquant and Zebpay.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Gamco Natural Resources Gold & Incm Trst (GNT) Shares Sold by Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.” was first posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this story on another site, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of international copyright and trademark laws. The correct version of this story can be viewed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4140836/gamco-natural-resources-gold-incm-trst-gnt-shares-sold-by-oppenheimer-co-inc.html.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Golem (CURRENCY:GNT) traded 0.3% lower against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 19th. One Golem token can now be bought for approximately $0.51 or 0.00006248 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Mercatox, Zebpay, Liqui and Cryptopia. Over the last week, Golem has traded 9.1% lower against the US dollar. Golem has a market cap of $428.99 million and approximately $7.17 million worth of Golem was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc.(ARTW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares jumped 113.5 percent to $0.6737 after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares rose 35.34 percent to close at $3.32.
    Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW) shares gained 30.36 percent to $3.65.
    Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XTNT) shares jumped 25.6 percent to $7.4701 after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for InTice™-C Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody System.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares surged 20 percent to $2.495.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) surged 17.04 percent to $2.61.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 15 percent to $8.32 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the development of next generation interactive educational activities.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) gained 15 percent to $3.39.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 13.7 percent to $49.64. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    FRONTEO, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEO) shares rose 11.8 percent to $20.956.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares jumped 11.1 percent to $3.38.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) rose 10.6 percent to $7.41.
    NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares gained 9 percent to $2.32.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) rose 7.6 percent to $24.19. Northcoast Research upgraded Kelly Services from Neutral to Buy.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $33.70. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) gained 5.5 percent to $32.56. KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx from Sector Weight to Overweight.
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:

Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

While some on Wall Street view the shift toward authoritarianism as intrinsically troubling for a countrys financial markets, strategists at Oxford Economics are making the case for why Turkish assets could be a long-term buy.

Turkish stocks, bonds and the countrys currency, the lira, have all rallied since Turkish voters approved a referendum granting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expansive powers to pass laws and appoint judges, while also potentially allowing him to stay on longer as president. Erdogan first assumed the office in 2014 after having served as the countrys prime minister since 2002.

Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Gartner, Inc.(IT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    CEB Inc. (NYSE: CEB) shares were also up, gaining 21 percent to $74.90 after Gartner Inc (NYSE: IT) announced plans to acquire the company for $2.6 billion in cash and stock.

Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Galaxy Resources Limited (GALXF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    ILC reminds me of Critical Elements [TSXV:CRE] (OTCQX:CRECF) having five projects (CRE has 11), and also of Galaxy Resources (ASX:GXY) (OTCPK:GALXF) by being diversified across brine and spodumene and across three continents. Also some similarity with Neo Lithium’s (OTC:NTTHF) [TSXV:NLC] early stage Argentinean brine project which I recently wrote about here. However, ILC trades at a much smaller market cap of US$8m to that of Critical Elements (US$85m) or Galaxy Resources (US$724m). This is partly due to ILC giving away significant percentages of their projects, and because they are still in the early stages of development.

Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.(ETH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a strong day for the stock market, as the Dow finished up nearly 100 points and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq both posted gains as well. Investors remained generally upbeat about the prospects for the U.S. economy in 2017, and a rise in crude oil prices helped lift the energy sector higher during the market session. Yet comments during a press conference from President-elect Donald Trump weighed on the healthcare sector, and some individual stocks took particularly hard hits. Among the worst performers were Perrigo (NYSE:PRGO), Novadaq Technologies (NASDAQ:NVDQ), and Ethan Allen Interiors (NYSE:ETH). Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018

Sometimes it feels like our world is falling apart; global warming, global storming, extreme poverty, the glass ceiling, and racism highlight a list that could go on and on.  It also seems that many of our political leaders are failing to recognize their role as global stewards.  But all is not lost.  It is time for you at home and at work to step up and change things.

What does that mean?  Let’s start with who you are.  I’m assuming you want to live a meaningful and purposeful life while respecting all people and the environment. (If that isn’t the case, stop reading this article!) I’m also assuming you would want to do this at work as well as at home. Did you know that you could work for companies that share your core values?

Enter Conscious Capitalism

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Brink's Company (The)(BCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WW) received a pair of downgrades after its earnings report came in below estimates.

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    Baird downgraded Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) to Neutral.
    Imperial downgraded Brinks (NYSE: BCO) to In-Line.
    Jefferies upgraded AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) to Buy.
    Craig-Hallum upgraded LendingClub (NYSE: LC) to Buy.
    Deal Talk

    General Electric (NYSE: GE) was said to be in talks to acquire Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHI), according to sources as reported by Dow Jones. A deal could be valued at as much as $30 billion. However, Bloomberg later reported that a GE spokesperson said they're in talks with Baker Hughes regarding possible partnerships, but not an acquisition. Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) had attempted to acquire Baker Hughes in 2014, but the DoJ sued to block the deal valued at $35 billion.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Another hedge fund that is also a director at Brink’s Co. (NYSE: BCO) was busy selling stock this past week. Starboard parted with a total of 650,000 shares of the security and protection company at prices that fell between $51.47 and $52.05. The total for the sale was set at $34 million. Shares closed on Friday at $52.00. The consensus price target is $56, and the52-week range is $26.86 to $53.90.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation(RL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Amazon has been a growing pain in the neck for low-price retailers like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) for some time, but even high-end specialty stores like Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE: RL) have struggled now that Amazon has crept into their sector.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Hanesbrands was just one of many retail companies that got shellacked this week. Under Armour (UAA) tumbled 29% after missing earnings forecasts and cutting its guidance, while Deckers Outdoor (DECK) plunged 21% after its earnings missed the Street consensus, and Ralph Lauren (RL) plummeted 13% after its CEO stepped down.

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE: RL) just became the latest company to fall victim to the “Retail Ice Age.”

    The 50-year-old American icon announced it shuttered its flagship store at Fifth Avenue and 55th Street in New York City on Tuesday (April 4). It will also close 50 other retail locations by the end of the fiscal year.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    The sidewalks outside stores like Armani, Dolce & Gabanna, Ralph Lauren (RL) , Gap (GPS) , Prada, Abercrombie & Fitch (AF) , Microsoft (MSFT) and Harry Winston are now lined with metal barricades. The strip commands some of the highest retail rents in the world, with the average annual rent being $3500 per square foot.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Live Ventures Incorporated(LIVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested going long onsmall cap real-time deal engine stock Live Ventures Inc (NASDAQ:LIVE):

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: ChannelAdvisor Corporation(ECOM )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    ChannelAdvisor Corp (NASDAQ: ECOM) shares dropped 24 percent to $10.85 following Q4 results. ChannelAdvisor reported Q4 net income of $5.8 million on revenue of $31.8 million.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Level 3 Communications, Inc.(LVLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    A rumored merger with CenturyLink (CTL) sent Level 3 Communications (LVLT) soaring to the top of the S&P 500 today.

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    Shares of Level 3 Communications climbed 11% to $51.87 today, even as the S&P 500 declined 0.3% to 2,133.04. CenturyLink didn’t perform too badly, either: It gained 9.7% to $31.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    After opening up 0.6% this morning, Level Three Communications (LVLT) jumped as much as 5.9% on reports that it was considering ways to increase shareholder value (nudge nudge, wink wink, know what I mean?). Citigroup’s Michael Rollins and Neth Wiedemann offer their take:

    Online news source Benzinga recently tweeted that an industry source has told them Level 3 is “reviewing strategic alternatives to maximize holder value, including outright sale or large buyback”. Level 3 shares are up ~4% today after a ~3% move yesterday and shares are up ~10% over the past week. The company has not responded to the news, nor can we substantiate the speculation.

    Level 3 remains our top-pick within our coverage group given its growth, financial flexibility, valuation, and strategic optionality.Level 3 currently trades around ~10x our 2016 OIBDA estimate and ~11x our 2016 discretionary FCF estimate, which we believe is too cheap given its growth profile and deep strategic asset-mix of metro and long-haul fiber.

    We believe that Level 3′s extensive enterprise presence could be attractive for a cable player looking to move up-market and accelerate its investment from thesmall- to medium-sized businesses segment into the enterprise market. We also believe that Zayo Group Holdings (ZAYO) may be an attractive acquisition target for a cable company looking to accelerate an enterprise strategy. We also would not dismiss the possibility that Level 3 and Zayo could consider a merger scenario to become a larger competitor for the enterprise market against the incumbents AT&T (T) and Verizon Communications (VZ).

    Shares of Level 3 have gained 3.7% to $56.39 at 1:20 p.m. today, while Zayo Group Holdings has risen 1% to $28.78, AT&T has advanced 0.5% to $42.61, and Verizon Communications is up 0.7% to $55.87.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    On Thursday afternoon, Wall Street Journal reported that CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) was in advanced talks to merge with Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT). Back on July 13, Benzinga Pro reported Level 3 was reviewing strategic alternatives.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Galaxy Resources Limited (GALXF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    ILC reminds me of Critical Elements [TSXV:CRE] (OTCQX:CRECF) having five projects (CRE has 11), and also of Galaxy Resources (ASX:GXY) (OTCPK:GALXF) by being diversified across brine and spodumene and across three continents. Also some similarity with Neo Lithium’s (OTC:NTTHF) [TSXV:NLC] early stage Argentinean brine project which I recently wrote about here. However, ILC trades at a much smaller market cap of US$8m to that of Critical Elements (US$85m) or Galaxy Resources (US$724m). This is partly due to ILC giving away significant percentages of their projects, and because they are still in the early stages of development.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: MKS Instruments, Inc.(MKSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $177.19 million.

    Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.75 per share on revenue of $711.66 million.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Euro/Yen(EJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Belinda Cao]

    E-House China Holdings Ltd. (EJ), a real estate brokerage, gained 9.2 percent to $9.70, extending it advance to a third week. Its American depositary receipts retreated 3.1 percent Sept. 20 from the highest level since May 2011.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Terra Nitrogen Company L.P.(TNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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

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

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

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

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Covanta Holding Corporation(CVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ian Wyatt, Publisher & Chief Investment Strategist, Wyatt Investment Research]

    Both of these stocks are overlooked, undervalued, and cash flow machines. The companies are Ascent Capital Group (ASCMA) and Covanta Holdings (CVA).

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company has seen solid insider buying over the past year. Covanta Holding Corp. (NYSE: CVA) is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern energy-from-waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power 1 million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal.