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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now

Analysts forecast that Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN) will announce sales of $4.12 billion for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have issued estimates for Sunoco’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $3.76 billion and the highest estimate coming in at $4.50 billion. Sunoco reported sales of $2.40 billion during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 71.7%. The business is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, August 14th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Sunoco will report full year sales of $15.65 billion for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $14.31 billion to $16.83 billion. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post sales of $15.54 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $13.42 billion to $17.56 billion. Zacks’ sales calculations are an average based on a survey of research analysts that follow Sunoco.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: BRT Realty Trust(BRT)

We are a real estate investment trust, also known as a REIT. During the past three years, we engaged in three principal business activities: the ownership, operation and development of multi-family properties; the ownership, operation and development of commercial, mixed use and other real estate assets; and real estate lending. Beginning in March 2012, we commenced and expanded our multi-family activities, and in 2014, we de-emphasized our real estate lending activities. As of November 1, 2014, we are no longer engaged in real estate lending and the financial information, including our consolidated financial statements included herein, have been reclassified to present our real estate lending activities as discontinued operations. See Note 1 to our consolidated financial statements. Our multi-family property activities involve the ownership, operation and development, primarily through joint ventures in which we typically have an 80% equity interest, of such properties.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BRT Apartments Corp (NYSE:BRT) – Equities researchers at B. Riley reduced their FY2018 EPS estimates for BRT Apartments in a research report issued on Tuesday, August 21st. B. Riley analyst C. Kucera now forecasts that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.94 per share for the year, down from their prior forecast of $1.13. B. Riley also issued estimates for BRT Apartments’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.18 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.21 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.22 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.23 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.25 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.91 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BRT Apartments Corp (NYSE:BRT) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, June 12th, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 25th will be given a dividend of 0.20 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, July 6th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.14%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 22nd.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Sohu.com Inc.(SOHU)

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) is still struggling to fire on all cylinders, but investors nonetheless bid shares of the dot-com pioneer higher on Friday after it posted mixed fourth-quarter results. Revenue clocked in at $482.2 million for the final three months of 2018, a 5% decline from a year earlier, but a 5% sequential improvement. 

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL), Camping World Holdings (NYSE:CWH), and Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) have taken a beating this year. They’re among the biggest losers through the first three quarters of 2018. Let’s go over why I think they have a shot at bouncing back in the next three months.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Sogou’s shares are prone to big swings for a couple of simple reasons.

    As a Chinese business, many American investors don’t feel connected to Sogou’s business and might not have access to some important sources of information about this company and its stock. Though Sogou has been around for nearly a decade now, it only entered the public markets in November of 2017. It’s a new ticker, untested on the market, and not always easily understood through year-over-year or longer-term analyses. At the IPO, Chinese internet giants Tencent (NASDAQOTH:TCEHY) and Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) combined for a total ownership of 82% of Sogu’s business. Those stakes later declined to 71%, but Sohu and Tencent remain Sogou’s largest shareholders, with 96% of the voting power in shareholder elections and votes. Regular investors hold a very small stake in Sogou, which tends to boost the stock’s volatility.

    Moreover, Chinese regulators launched an investigation of Sogou in June, forcing the company to shut down parts of its online advertising operations for 10 days in early July. The company is accused of showing video ads that insulted a national hero. That blackout will reduce Sogou’s third-quarter revenues by a significant but unannounced amount.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. decreased its holdings in shares of Sohu com Ltd (NASDAQ:SOHU) by 23.4% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 108,393 shares of the information services provider’s stock after selling 33,178 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd.’s holdings in Sohu com were worth $3,351,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: McClatchy Company (MNI)

The McClatchy Company, incorporated on November 18, 1997, is a news and information publisher of various publications, such as the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, The Sacramento Bee, The Charlotte Observer, The (Raleigh) News and Observer, and the (Fort Worth) Star-Telegram. The Company’s segments include Western Segment and Eastern Segment. Its Western Segment consists of its newspaper operations in California, the Northwest and the Midwest. The Company’s Eastern Segment consists primarily of newspaper operations in the Southeast and Florida. The Company operates media companies in approximately 30 United States markets in over 10 states, providing each of these communities with news and advertising services in a range of digital and print formats.

The Company’s operations include approximately 30 local media businesses in over 30 growth markets across the United States that consist of daily newspapers, Websites and mobile applications, mobile news and advertising, video products, publications, direct marketing, direct mail services and community newspapers. Its newspapers range from dailies serving metropolitan areas to non-daily newspapers serving small communities. Its business is divided between those media companies operated west of the Mississippi River and those that are east of it, but include five operating regions: California, the Carolinas, Southeast, Midwest and Northwest. In addition to its media companies, the Company also owns over 15.0% of CareerBuilder, LLC, which operates an online job Website, CareerBuilder.com, and 33.3% of HomeFinder, LLC, which operates the online real estate Website HomeFinder.com, as well as certain other digital company investments.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Newspaper publisher McClatchy Co. (NYSE: MNI) made large staff cuts as ad revenue continues to fall. According to CNNMoney:

    McClatchy, the publisher of more than two dozen daily newspapers across the country, will reduce its staff by approximately three and a half percent, cut expenses across the company, and implement other measures to save money, the company announced in an internal memo obtained by CNN on Tuesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    The McClatchy Company (NYSEAMERICAN:MNI) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 855,291 shares, a decrease of 4.6% from the April 13th total of 896,460 shares. Approximately 17.9% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 11,764 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 72.7 days.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: MFS Charter Income Trust(MCR)

MFS Charter Income Trust (the Trust) is a closed-end diversified management investment company that maintains a portfolio, which includes investments in investment-grade and high-yield corporate bonds, United States Government securities, and international investment-grade and markets debt. During the fiscal year ended November 30, 2006, the Trust provided a total return of 6.64% at net asset value.

The Trust has an investment advisory agreement with Massachusetts Financial Services Company (MFS) to provide overall investment management and related administrative services and facilities to the Trust. MFS Service Center, Inc. (MFSC), a wholly owned subsidiary of MFS, received a fee from the Trust for its services as registrar and dividend-disbursing agent.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Macro (CURRENCY:MCR) traded flat against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 12:00 PM E.T. on August 26th. Macro has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Macro was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, Macro has traded flat against the dollar. One Macro token can currently be bought for about $0.17 or 0.00002327 BTC on major exchanges.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Silicon Graphics International Corp(SGI)

Silicon Graphics International Corp. develops, markets, and sells various servers, enterprise-class storage hardware, differentiating software, and solutions in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, and European countries. It offers SGI Rackable server clusters that provide solutions for small to medium-sized installations; SGI ICE XA, a distributed memory supercomputer; and SGI UV 3, a coherent in-memory system that runs various compute-intensive workloads simultaneously. The company also provides data analytics solutions, such as SGI UV, an appliance for the SAP HANA platform; SGI InfiniteData Cluster, a cluster computing platform combining server and storage density; and SGI Fraud Analysis, Social Analytics, and Genomics solutions. In addition, it provides SGI clustered and high performance storage solutions comprising a suite of hardware and software products that addresses data storage and management requirements. Further, the company offers SGI management suite to manage various SGI systems; SGI foundation software, a software suite of support tools and utilities; SGI performance suite that enhances performance and provides additional capabilities for developers of HPC applications; and SGI networking solutions. In addition, it offers support, remote, installation, customer education, and professional services. The company provides its products to federal government, defense and strategic systems, weather and climate, physical and life sciences, energy, aerospace, automotive manufacturing, Internet, financial services, education and research institutions, and media and entertainment markets through direct sales force, system integrators, value-added resellers, original equipment manufacturers, and channel partners. The company was formerly known as Rackable Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Silicon Graphics International Corp. in May 2009. Silicon Graphics International Corp. was incorporated in 2002 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Superior Gold (CVE:SGI) will be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, August 21st. Analysts expect Superior Gold to post earnings of C$0.05 per share for the quarter.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Green Brick Partners, Inc.(GRBK)

Unless the context otherwise requires, references to the “Company”, “Green Brick”, “we”, “us” or “our” refer to the consolidated company, which has been renamed Green Brick Partners, Inc. and its subsidiaries, resulting from the acquisition by BioFuel Energy Corp. and its then consolidated subsidiaries (“BioFuel”) of JBGL Builder Finance LLC and its consolidated subsidiaries and affiliated companies (collectively “Builder Finance”), and JBGL Capital Companies (“Capital”), a combined group of commonly managed limited liability companies and partnerships (collectively with Builder Finance, “JBGL”) by means of a reverse recapitalization transaction on October 27, 2014.
General Green Brick Partners, Inc. (formerly named BioFuel Energy Corp.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Green Brick Partners Inc  (NASDAQ:GRBK)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 05, 2019, 12:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Green Brick Partners (NASDAQ:GRBK) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    M/I Homes (NASDAQ: GRBK) and Green Brick Partners (NASDAQ:GRBK) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and earnings.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: MISONIX Inc.(MSON)

Misonix, Inc. designs, manufactures, develops, and markets minimally invasive ultrasonic medical device products. The company offers BoneScalpel cutting system, which is used primarily for surgical procedures of the spine; the SonaStar surgical aspirator used to emulsify and remove soft and hard tumors; and the SonicOne wound cleansing and debridement system for the removal of devitalized tissue and fibrin deposits while sparing viable cells. It also markets the AutoSonix ultrasound cutting and coagulating systems, and Lysonix ultrasound assisted liposuction devices. In addition, the company develops and markets Aura ductless fume enclosures for the filtration of gaseous contaminates in the laboratory and forensic markets; and HiSonic ultrasonic technology for the treatment of profound deafness and tinnitus. Misonix, Inc. markets its products primarily to medical, pharmaceutical, biotech, semiconductor, law enforcement, and federal and local government laboratories, as wel l as forensic industries through direct sales persons, distributors, manufacturing representatives, and catalog listings. It operates primarily in the United States, Australia, Europe, Asia, Canada, Mexico, South America, South Africa, and the Middle East. The company was founded in 1959 and is based in Farmingdale, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    H2O Innovation (OTCMKTS:HEOFF) and Misonix (NASDAQ:MSON) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Misonix (NASDAQ:MSON) and Cesca Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KOOL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cesca Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KOOL) and Misonix (NASDAQ:MSON) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and risk.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Prudential Global Short Duration High Yield Fund, Inc.(GHY)

Prudential Global Short Duration High Yield Fund, Inc. (the Fund), incorporated on July 23, 2012, is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is it seeks to provide a high level of current income by investing primarily in higher-rated, below-investment-grade fixed income instruments of issuers located across the world, including emerging markets.

The Fund’s portfolio of investments include long-term investments, such as building materials and construction, capital goods, chemicals, foods, gaming, metals, non-captive finance, technology, telecommunications; corporate bonds, such as airlines, automotive, cable and satellite, capital goods, consumer, electric, media and entertainment, transportation and others; foreign bonds, such as Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Venezuela, and short-term investment, such as affiliated money market mutual fund. The Fund is managed by Prudential Investments LLC.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of NYSE:GHY opened at $13.99 on Wednesday. PGIM Global Short Duration Hgh Yd Fd Inc has a fifty-two week low of $12.60 and a fifty-two week high of $14.13.

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    About PGIM Global Short Duration Hgh Yd Fd

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Vident Investment Advisory LLC lifted its position in PGIM Global Short Duration Hgh Yd Fd Inc (NYSE:GHY) by 2.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 594,728 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 16,908 shares during the quarter. Vident Investment Advisory LLC owned 1.45% of PGIM Global Short Duration Hgh Yd Fd worth $8,124,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Qiagen N.V.(QGEN)

QIAGEN is a global leader in Sample to Insight solutions that transform biological samples into valuable molecular insights. Our vision is to make improvements in life possible by enabling our customers in four broad classes – Molecular Diagnostics, Applied Testing, Pharma and Academia – to achieve outstanding success and breakthroughs using reliable and efficient Sample to Insight solutions. Sample to Insight solutions are composed of sample and assay technologies, bioinformatics and automation systems. Our solutions support more than 500,000 customers worldwide in generating insights into the molecular building blocks of life. More than two billion biological samples have been prepared or analyzed using QIAGEN sample technologies. Our proven solutions are providing answers in hospitals and laboratories worldwide, integrated with bioinformatics to make sense of the increasing volumes and complexity of data.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Qiagen (NYSE:QGEN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 4th. The company reported $0.40 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.40. The business had revenue of $403.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $409.32 million. Qiagen had a net margin of 12.68% and a return on equity of 12.15%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.43 EPS. Research analysts expect that Qiagen NV will post 1.45 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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    Qiagen Profile

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Qiagen (NYSE:QGEN) provides technology used in analyzing liquid biopsies. The company’s CEO, Peer Schatz, specifically cited processing samples for liquid biopsy as a key growth area for Qiagen in his remarks during the company’s Q3 conference call in October.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Qiagen N.V. (NYSE:QGEN) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 5, 2019 9:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Texas Instruments Incorporated(TXN)

Texas Instruments Incorporated, incorporated on December 23, 1938, designs, makes and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers across the world. The Company operates through two segments: Analog and Embedded Processing. The Company has design, manufacturing or sales operations in over 30 countries.

Analog

The Company’s Analog segment’s product line includes High Volume Analog & Logic (HVAL), Power Management (Power), High Performance Analog (HPA) and Silicon Valley Analog (SVA). HVAL products support applications, such as automotive safety devices, touchscreen controllers, low-voltage motor drivers and integrated motor controllers. HVAL products include high-volume integrated analog products for specific applications and high-volume catalog products. Power products include both catalog products and application-specific standard products (ASSPs), which are designed to enhance the efficiency of powered devices using battery management solutions, portable power conversion devices, power supply controls and point-of-load products. HPA products include high-speed data converters, amplifiers, sensors, high reliability products, interface products and precision analog products that are used in systems that require high performance. SVA includes a portfolio of industrial, high-voltage power management, data converter, interface and operational amplifier catalog products used in manufacturing a range of electronic systems. SVA products support applications, such as video and data interface products, high voltage power conversion, and mobile lighting and display systems.

Embedded Processing

The Company’s Embedded Processing segment’s product line includes Processor, Microcontrollers and Connectivity. Processor products include digital signal processors (DSPs) and applications processors. DSPs perform mathematical computations to process or improve digital data. Applications processors are designed for a specific class of applications, su! ch as communications infrastructure and automotive (infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems). They are also sold into industrial applications. Microcontroller products include self-contained systems with a processor core, memory and peripherals that are designed to control a set of specific tasks for electronic equipment. Connectivity products include products that enable electronic devices to connect and transfer data. Connectivity products support various wireless technologies to meet requirements, including low-power wireless network standards, such as Zigbee and other technologies, such as Bluetooth, wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) and global positioning system (GPS).

The Company is also engaged in smaller product lines, such as DLP products (primarily used in projectors to create high-definition images), certain custom semiconductors known as application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and calculators. It also offers baseband products, and OMAP applications processors and connectivity products, which are sold into smartphones and consumer tablets.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    For those looking for blue chip quality in the technology sector, it’s hard to get bluer than Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN). This $100 billion company has a proud history going back to its founding in 1930, and it’s one of the most shareholder-friendly businesses in big tech — a trait that’s not always the norm in this sector.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now

Numis Securities cut shares of Safestore (LON:SAFE) to a hold rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

Several other research analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Liberum Capital reissued a buy rating and set a GBX 560 ($7.46) price objective on shares of Safestore in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Peel Hunt reissued a hold rating on shares of Safestore in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of GBX 540.83 ($7.20).

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Safestore opened at GBX 556.50 ($7.41) on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Safestore has a 1-year low of GBX 360 ($4.79) and a 1-year high of GBX 528 ($7.03).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: United Natural Foods, Inc.(UNFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Investors seemed to be in a sector-shifting mood on Friday, because various measures of stock market performance went in different directions. Some areas of the market, including small-cap stocks and big technology names, were largely lower for the day. Yet the Dow Jones Industrial Average set another all-time high, and the broadest benchmarks stayed close to unchanged. Even so, amid the cross-currents of the market, some stocks suffered substantial losses, with a particular emphasis on those that had seen impressive gains recently. GTx (NASDAQ:GTXI), Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY), and United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) had its price target lowered by Wells Fargo & Co from $50.00 to $45.00 in a research report report published on Thursday. The firm currently has a market perform rating on the stock.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Last week, United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) shares fell more than 14% in the trading session following the company’s June 6 release of fiscal third-quarter 2018 earnings, largely on investor concerns over gross margin. The stock has recouped only a couple of percentage points to date.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) had its price objective cut by Pivotal Research from $34.00 to $33.00 in a report released on Wednesday morning. They currently have a sell rating on the stock.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Nordic American Offshore Ltd(NAO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Nordic American Offshore (NYSE: NAO) and DryShips (NASDAQ:DRYS) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Nordic American Offshore (NYSE:NAO) have been trending somewhat negative on Thursday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nordic American Offshore earned a media sentiment score of -0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 46.9955270541452 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: PetroChina Company Limited(PTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
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  • [By Danny Vena]

    But you might be surprised to find that Apple is not the first company to achieve this distinction. Even more surprising: you’ve probably never heard of the company that beat them, PetroChina (NYSE:PTR). 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PetroChina (NYSE: PTR) and Callitas Health (OTCMKTS:MPHMF) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    The following table highlights the 10 biggest energy companies by market capitalization. Some of these companies operate upstream, midstream, and downstream businesses, but all of them derive the majority of their revenue from upstream operations.

    Rank Company Market Cap

    1 ExxonMobil $348 billion
    2 Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A)(NYSE:RDS-B) $286 billion
    3 Chevron (NYSE:CVX) $223 billion
    4 Petrochina Co. Ltd. (NYSE:PTR) $218 billion
    5 Total SA (NYSE:TOT) $163 billion
    6 BP Plc (NYSE:BP) $143 billion
    7 China Petroleum (NYSE:SNP) $107 billion
    8 Equinor ASA (NYSE:EQNR) $89 billion
    9 ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) $84 billion
    10 Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE:SLB) $84 billion

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance on Sept. 13, 2018.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Prudential Global Short Duration High Yield Fund, Inc.(GHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Vident Investment Advisory LLC lifted its position in PGIM Global Short Duration Hgh Yd Fd Inc (NYSE:GHY) by 2.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 594,728 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 16,908 shares during the quarter. Vident Investment Advisory LLC owned 1.45% of PGIM Global Short Duration Hgh Yd Fd worth $8,124,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Lennox International, Inc.(LII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in Lennox International (NYSE:LII) by 5.9% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 275,114 shares of the construction company’s stock after purchasing an additional 15,387 shares during the period. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC owned approximately 0.67% of Lennox International worth $56,226,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Another publicly traded competitor, Lennox International (NYSE:LII), is likely too small to attempt either a reverse Morris trust or outright purchase of Carrier.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. lessened its holdings in shares of Lennox International (NYSE:LII) by 12.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 4,403 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 629 shares during the quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Lennox International were worth $900,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) was started with an Underweight rating and assigned a $201 price target at Morgan Stanley on August 21. The prior close was $225.32, but Lennox shares traded just under $220 late on Friday. The market cap is almost $9 billion, and the 52-week range is $160.38 to $225.78. Lennox is a household name when it comes to air conditioners and climate control systems. Its shares were last seen up about 6% year to date, but they were up 35% from a year ago.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Bazaarvoice, Inc.(BV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    BrightView Holdings Inc  (NYSE:BV)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) raised $469 million selling 21.3 million shares at $22, the low end of the expected range. Shares dropped 3% on the first day of trading and closed the week flat.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) entered the market quietly in its initial public offering (IPO). The stock initially saw a slight gain compared to the announced pricing but quickly fell flat.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Below is Renaissance Capital’s list of the second quarter’s 10 largest IPOs ranked by deal size. We’ve also included the stock’s first-day pop (or decline) and its return as of the most recent close. Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE: SPOT) is not included because its IPO was a direct offering that did not raise any new cash. Spotify shares popped nearly 13% on the April offering date, and the return to date is 27%.

    AXA Equitable Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EQH): $2.75 billion; first-day pop of 1.7%; return to date: 1.3% GreenSky LLC (NASDAQ: GSKY): $874 million: pop of 1.6%; return of −7.9% BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BJ): $638 million; pop and return of 29.4% DocuSign Inc. (NASDAQ: DOCU): $629 million; pop of 37.0%; return of 83.0% Pivotal Software Inc. (NYSE: PVTL): $555 million; pop of 5.0%; return of 71.0% GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE: EAF): $525 million; decline of 3.7%; return of 23.0% BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV): $469 million; decline of 2.7%; return of −2.7% Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NYSE: CDAY): $462 million; pop of 42.0%; return of 55.0% Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: EPRT): $455 million; decline of 2.6%; return of −3.6% PluralSight Inc. (NASDAQ: PS): $311 million; pop of 33.0%; return of 61.0%

    Looking ahead to the third quarter, Renaissance Capital notes 65 companies currently in the IPO pipeline looking to raise $11 billion. Real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield is the both the largest potential IPO ($500 million) and the largest based on trailing 12-month sales ($7.23 billion). The pipeline is again heavy on health care offerings (11), industrials (five), financials (five) and, in a bit of a comeback, energy (four).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Tronox Limited(TROX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wolverine Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Tronox Ltd (OTCMKTS:TROX) in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm acquired 27,200 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $535,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: “Tronox Ltd (TROX) Holdings Cut by Chicago Equity Partners LLC” was first published by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this piece on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of United States & international copyright and trademark legislation. The original version of this piece can be accessed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4167617/tronox-ltd-trox-holdings-cut-by-chicago-equity-partners-llc.html.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    One factor contributing to the awful start to life as a publicly traded company is simply timing. Venator Materials stock listed on public exchanges just in time to catch the last few months of a multiyear bonanza for titanium dioxide stocks. Shares of Kronos Worldwide, Chemours, and Tronox Ltd (NYSE:TROX) all jumped by triple digits in the three-year period ending in 2017. That helped to soften the blow from their double-digit declines suffered so far in 2018, but the newcomer has no such history to hang its hat on.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund(IBB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    In this regard, two biotech ETFs — the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) and the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEMKT:XBI) — stand out among the rest as particularly strong investment options. Read on to learn more about them.

  • [By ]

    The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) – a good measure of small-cap biotech stocks – gained almost 6% yesterday. Meanwhile, the large-cap iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) jumped almost 4%. The biotech buying frenzy helped lift the Nasdaq Composite to a gain of almost 1% in Monday’s session.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Biotech stocks had a big day, with the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) jumping 2.8%. The broad technology sector slipped, and the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLK) lost 0.1%.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cahill Financial Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,926 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $212,000.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Midland States Bancorp, Inc. (MSBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Midland States Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:MSBI) Director John M. Schultz sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.70, for a total transaction of $67,400.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Midland States Bancorp (NASDAQ:MSBI) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Midland States Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.8228508822808 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Ultralife Corporation(ULBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Polar Power (NASDAQ: POLA) and Ultralife (NASDAQ:ULBI) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

&l;p&g;Insufficient battery technology is the greatest impediment to a clean energy present and future. Despite what the Green New Deal says or Tesla claims, we cannot transform our electricity generation until we see a revolution in battery technology.&l;/p&g;

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We cannot end carbon emissions from power plants until we find a way to &l;a href=&q;https://www.spglobal.com/platts/en/market-insights/latest-news/metals/020819-better-stationary-battery-storage-needed-to-help-ev-revolution-bushveld-ceo&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;efficiently and safely&l;/a&g;&a;nbsp;store large amounts of power. We need to master the ability to quickly charge batteries without destroying their lifespans before electric vehicles take over. To truly make a difference, we need to make the creation and disposal of batteries less harmful to the environment and less reliant on mining in countries with exploitative labor practices. We need to find a &l;a href=&q;https://z6mag.com/technology/azopma-a-battery-that-bottles-sunshine-bringing-a-new-solar-revolution-1632097.html&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;way to&a;nbsp;&l;/a&g;&l;span style=&q;color: #0000ee&q;&g;&l;span&g;&l;u&g;store&a;nbsp;&l;/u&g;&l;/span&g;&l;/span&g;massive amounts of solar and wind power to be distributed upon demand to make renewable energies viable as baseload producers on the grid.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: EPR Properties(EPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on EPR Properties (EPR)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP, Neha Chamaria, and Matthew DiLallo]

    Who says you can’t have high dividends and long-term growth? If you’re looking for steady income but aren’t willing to sacrifice long-term upside potential, our contributors think EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR), Welltower (NYSE:WELL), and Brookfield Property Partners (NASDAQ:BPY) are worthy of a closer look.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) SVP Michael L. Hirons sold 7,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.97, for a total transaction of $489,790.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Rich Duprey, Matthew Frankel, and George Budwell]

    We asked three Motley Fool investors to identify an investment that gives income investors room for capital appreciation while also paving the way for continued income generation. Check out why EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR), Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), and Iron Mountain (NYSE:IRM) fit the bill.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Western Copper and Gold Corporation(WRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Western Copper (NYSEAMERICAN:WRN) (TSE:WRN) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 367,976 shares, an increase of 17.9% from the May 31st total of 312,021 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 131,386 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.8 days.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Prudential Global Short Duration High Yield Fund, Inc.(GHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Vident Investment Advisory LLC lifted its position in PGIM Global Short Duration Hgh Yd Fd Inc (NYSE:GHY) by 2.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 594,728 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 16,908 shares during the quarter. Vident Investment Advisory LLC owned 1.45% of PGIM Global Short Duration Hgh Yd Fd worth $8,124,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Shaw Communications Inc.(SJR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc. trimmed its position in shares of Shaw Communications Inc Class B (NYSE:SJR) (TSE:SJR.B) by 10.0% during the third quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 89,067 shares of the company’s stock after selling 9,913 shares during the period. Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc.’s holdings in Shaw Communications Inc Class B were worth $1,734,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shaw Communications (TSE:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR) had its price objective boosted by analysts at National Bank Financial from C$28.00 to C$29.00 in a report issued on Wednesday. The firm currently has a “sector perform” rating on the stock. National Bank Financial’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 4.50% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ITV PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS: ITVPY) and Shaw Communications Inc Class B (NYSE:SJR) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGMF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Clairvest Group previously initiated an investment in a partnership that involved Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (OTCPK:GCGMF) and Brookfield Business Partners LP to operate two casinos in Southern Ontario. With this announcement, we not only get the upside of a 45% ownership of “Ontario Gaming West GLA Limited Partnership,” which includes four major operations, but also 2,500 slot machines, 60 table games, racing track and $450 million in gross gaming revenue. Clairvest has a history in the gambling industry and Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is a proven operator with a terrific track record.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks For 2019

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With earnings season in the rear-view and the end of the first quarter looming, you&a;rsquo;re probably asking yourself &l;i&g;one thing&l;/i&g; right now&a;hellip;

&a;hellip; just how good is the stock market?

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Then I&a;rsquo;ll show you 2 funds whose portfolios are packed with familiar stocks, including &l;b&g;Apple&l;/b&g;. Both funds are poised for strong gains in 2018 while handing you fat cash payouts up to 8.8%!

&l;b&g;Finding Bargains in a Surprising Place&l;/b&g;

First, if you&a;rsquo;re like most folks, you might feel queasy about &l;i&g;any&l;/i&g; stocks&a;mdash;including &a;ldquo;reliable&a;rdquo; blue chips&a;mdash;after the stomach-churning drops we suffered in February.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Selective Insurance Group, Inc.(SIGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Selective Insurance (NASDAQ:SIGI) – Boenning Scattergood decreased their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Selective Insurance in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 3rd. Boenning Scattergood analyst R. Farnam now expects that the insurance provider will earn $0.83 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.96. Boenning Scattergood has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Boenning Scattergood also issued estimates for Selective Insurance’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.04 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.88 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.85 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.98 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $1.05 EPS.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Selective Insurance Group Inc  (NASDAQ:SIGI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Selective Insurance (NASDAQ:SIGI) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Monday.

    A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on SIGI. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Selective Insurance from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $62.00 price target on shares of Selective Insurance and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Selective Insurance from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, March 14th. Sandler O’Neill reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $61.00 price objective on shares of Selective Insurance in a report on Friday, April 6th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Selective Insurance in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a hold rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $62.50.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP]

    Two bank stocks that look attractive right now are Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) and Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC). The former trades for a significant valuation discount relative to peers, while Wells Fargo has been beaten down in recent history thanks to its numerous high-profile scandals and resulting penalties. Here’s a quick rundown of where the two banks stand, and which could be the better choice for your portfolio now.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wall Financial Co. (TSE:WFC) Director Peter Ufford sold 900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of C$28.00, for a total transaction of C$25,200.00.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Friday morning that it had settled federal claims against Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) related to risk management and improper charges to consumers for $1 billion. A $500 million payment the bank already has made to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is being applied to the $1 billion penalty.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Former Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) CEO Dick Kovacevich called Bitcoin a “pyramid scheme” and said he believes it to be just another scam.

    “It makes no sense. I’m just surprised it isn’t even lower,” he said about Bitcoin during an interview with CNBC.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Garrison Capital Inc.(GARS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Garrison Capital (NASDAQ: GARS) and Amern Cap Sr Fl/COM (NASDAQ:ACSF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Prudential Global Short Duration High Yield Fund, Inc.(GHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Vident Investment Advisory LLC lifted its position in PGIM Global Short Duration Hgh Yd Fd Inc (NYSE:GHY) by 2.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 594,728 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 16,908 shares during the quarter. Vident Investment Advisory LLC owned 1.45% of PGIM Global Short Duration Hgh Yd Fd worth $8,124,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.