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The best way to value Ensco (ESV), and the offshore oil drillers more generally, is to value them on the basis of their assets. These companies are obviously not earning any money right now, and when they do earn money, their earnings are very cyclical in nature, thus making earnings based analyses (like DCF’s) that make projections of regular earnings into the future inapplicable. So, in this article, I will look at Ensco’s value on the basis of the hard assets that it owns.

As Warren Buffett admonishes, in investing there should really only be two rules: (1) Don’t lose money; (2) don’t forget rule number one. In this spirit, my main focus will be on what I imagine to be the most plausible worst-case scenario. (Thus, for those of you who wish to comment, the most obvious way to attack my argument is to show how what I imagine to be the worst case is actually not the worst-case, and that, in fact, there is something else which is plausibly worse. I greatly look forward to reading your ideas.) My thesis will be that Ensco’s shares are undervalued even relative to this worst-case scenario. As a result, an investment in Ensco at current levels should cohere to Buffett’s investing rules laid out above, meaning a loss (over a longer-term holding period, of course) should be highly unlikely and the upside should take of itself. What I say here for Ensco should, in large part, be applicable (with the appropriate tweaks) to the others of the big-five offshore oil drillers as well – i.e., Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG), Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC), Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. (NYSE:DO), and Noble Corporation plc (NYSE:NE). Furthermore, what I say here takes more of the feel of a back-of-the-envelope calculation, as opposed to hyper-precise spreadsheet modeling. Again, following Buffett, the idea is to be approximately right, rather than precisely wrong.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stillwater Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 1.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 204,849 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,275 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P 500 ETF comprises approximately 24.2% of Stillwater Investment Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its biggest position. Stillwater Investment Management LLC’s holdings in iShares Core S&P 500 ETF were worth $59,965,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Gratus Capital LLC decreased its position in Ishares S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 19.0% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 8,105 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,898 shares during the period. Gratus Capital LLC’s holdings in Ishares S&P 500 were worth $2,151,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The S&P 500 is one of the world's most widely followed equity indexes. There are over $7.8 trillion in global assets benchmarked to the index, according to ProShares data. The world's two largest ETFs, SPY and the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: IVV), track the S&P 500. Those ETFs have about $395 billion in combined assets under management and are the only two ETFs trading in the U.S. with over $100 billion in assets.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Doliver Capital Advisors LP increased its holdings in shares of Ishares S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 2.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 32,234 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 860 shares during the period. Ishares S&P 500 makes up about 3.7% of Doliver Capital Advisors LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 2nd largest holding. Doliver Capital Advisors LP’s holdings in Ishares S&P 500 were worth $8,554,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gateway Investment Advisers LLC lessened its holdings in shares of iShares S&P 500 Index (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 825,039 shares of the company’s stock after selling 14,417 shares during the quarter. iShares S&P 500 Index comprises about 2.0% of Gateway Investment Advisers LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 6th biggest holding. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC owned about 0.15% of iShares S&P 500 Index worth $225,277,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Accuvest Global Advisors increased its stake in shares of iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 454.5% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 47,264 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 38,741 shares during the period. iShares Core S&P 500 ETF comprises about 5.0% of Accuvest Global Advisors’ holdings, making the stock its 4th biggest position. Accuvest Global Advisors’ holdings in iShares Core S&P 500 ETF were worth $12,905,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund, Inc.(HIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Western Asset High Income (NYSE:HIO) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Western Asset High Income earned a coverage optimism score of 0.49 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the closed-end fund an impact score of 47.4682522681889 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Western Asst High Incm Opprtnty Fnd (NYSE:HIO) have trended positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Western Asst High Incm Opprtnty Fnd earned a news impact score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the closed-end fund an impact score of 46.8812467861134 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: United States Cellular Corporation(USM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong (OTCMKTS:HTHKY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its holdings in U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) by 770.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 52,229 shares of the Wireless communications provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 46,231 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned about 0.06% of U.S. Cellular worth $2,099,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NII (NASDAQ: NIHD) and U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) are both computer and technology 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.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd.(HOLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:HOLI) fell as much as 31.5% in trading Wednesday, after the company reported fiscal fourth-quarter 2018 results. By the time the market closed, some of those gains had been clawed back but were still down 11.1% for the day. 

  • [By Rich Smith]

    China’s Hollysys Automation Technologies (NASDAQ:HOLI) stock is up 14.3% as of 11:30 a.m. EDT, after hitting a high as much as 26% above yesterday’s close earlier this morning.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares climbed 70.3 percent to $5.45 after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) surged 39.8 percent to $1.58 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) gained 25.6 percent to $11.50. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Aytu Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: AYTU) shares jumped 21.8 percent to $0.4798 after the company late Monday reported lighter-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares gained 21.1 percent to $26.77 following Q3 results.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) rose 16.8 percent to $7.1271 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) rose 13.8 percent to $2.88.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) jumped 13.1 percent to $6.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares gained 12 percent to $5.87 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) gained 8.4 percent to $3.96 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Rosehill Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSE) surged 8.4 percent to $7.90 after announcing Q1 results.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) rose 8.1 percent to $0.5171 following Q1 results.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) rose 7.7 percent to $5.6103 following Q1 results.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NYSE: NINE) shares climbed 7.4 percent to $35.90.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 6.7 percent to $6.40 after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hollysys Automation Technologies (NASDAQ:HOLI) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

    HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ:HTGM) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Garmin Ltd.(GRMN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    In contrast, Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN) sells a wide range of consumer tech devices outside of the wearable-tech segment. This diverse portfolio includes the marine and aviation products that helped sales and profitability both inch higher last year even as Fitbit’s top and bottom lines collapsed. Sure, Garmin’s revenue expansion pace isn’t likely to accelerate much from its current modest rate, while Fitbit could post a dramatic rebound in 2019. But there’s also a much lower chance that the GPS device giant will post an annual loss, as Fitbit has done in each of the last two fiscal years.

  • [By Jason Hall, George Budwell, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Their recommendations include a technology leader with a dominant position in its niche in Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), one of the leading healthcare companies in the world in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), and high-growth, high-yield Pattern Energy Group Inc (NASDAQ:PEGI). Keep reading to discover why these companies caught the attention of three Foolish contributors and what makes them worth buying now. 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Hosking Partners LLP raised its stake in shares of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) by 4.5% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 263,091 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after acquiring an additional 11,408 shares during the quarter. Hosking Partners LLP owned approximately 0.14% of Garmin worth $15,504,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Garmin’s (NASDAQ:GRMN) dividend lacks the steady track record that many investors prefer. The GPS device maker only recently raised its payout after holding it steady for almost three years. However, if you can accept that checkered past you might find plenty to like about this stock.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Garmin’s (NASDAQ:GRMN) business is looking up. That’s been true for about two years now, but the GPS device and wearables specialist recently announced even stronger growth on both the top and bottom lines.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Trinity Biotech plc(TRIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Trinity Biotech (NASDAQ: TRIB) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Diagnostic substances” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Trinity Biotech to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Trinity Biotech (NASDAQ: TRIB) and Neogen (NASDAQ:NEOG) are both medical 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.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018

U.S. home prices are on a roll. And as we head into the New Year, I am expecting another record year for home prices in 2018. Today, I am going to reveal the safest, easiest and most profitable way to benefit from this trend.

Fueled by record-low interest rates and housing inventories, home prices in the United States hit another all-time high in 2017.

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Home Price NSA (SPCS20) Index measures the value of residential real estate in 20 major U.S. metropolitan areas, including New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago. The most recent update showed that the index expanded 6.1% to 203 in August, breaking the previous all-time high of 198 from July of 2007. Take a look below.

SPCS20 Index Level Since July 2007

Looking forward, I am expecting another record year. Not only will interest rates remain relatively low, but I see no short-term solution to historically low housing inventories.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Snap-On Incorporated(SNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID reduced its stake in Snap-on (NYSE:SNA) by 0.3% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 154,025 shares of the company’s stock after selling 440 shares during the quarter. Snap-on makes up approximately 2.3% of Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s holdings, making the stock its 14th biggest holding. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s holdings in Snap-on were worth $22,725,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Thursday ended in the red for most major benchmarks on Wall Street, with the Dow trading down by triple digits at times before climbing back toward the close. After having bounced back sharply in recent days, stocks seemed to lose upward momentum, and interest rate fears returned to the market. The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond once again moved above the 2.9% mark, and shorter-term Treasurys had yields reach levels they haven’t seen in years. Yet even though the overall market was ready to take a break, some companies still enjoyed good news that lifted their shares. Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE:BK), Snap-on (NYSE:SNA), and Rigel Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RIGL) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Garmin Ltd.(GRMN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN) is navigating those challenges better than most industry participants. With help from a wide portfolio that spans fitness wearables, GPS-enabled hiking watches, and products aimed at fishing fans and aviation enthusiasts, the company showed this past week how its business approach can deliver steady revenue and profit growth in a tough selling environment.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) Director Donald Eller sold 3,924 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.36, for a total value of $232,928.64. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Competitors like Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT), Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) and Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL), with its Wear OS, are also expected to gain more traction through the forecast period.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    I think one of the strangest business dichotomies of the last five years has been the absolute failure of GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO) as a public company compared to the growing success of Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN). The companies should have a lot of similarities because both serve niche markets of avid athletes and provide a unique perspective on sports action that others can’t match. GoPro does that with images that capture unique action shots, while Garmin provides GPS and other real-time data to athletes on watches or handheld systems.Heck, they almost have the same distribution model, with similar-looking kiosks in retainers.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: BB&T Corporation(BBT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

    But investors can do even better by selecting the very best banks the market has to offer. Below, three Fool.com contributors make the case for whyBB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT), US Bancorp (NYSE:USB), and Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS)are worthy additions to your portfolio.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Richard C. Young & CO. LTD. boosted its stake in shares of BB&T (NYSE:BBT) by 1.7% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 197,093 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,323 shares during the quarter. BB&T accounts for approximately 2.0% of Richard C. Young & CO. LTD.’s portfolio, making the stock its 18th largest holding. Richard C. Young & CO. LTD.’s holdings in BB&T were worth $10,257,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By ]

    BB&T Bank (BBT) : “They report next week and I think the story will be a good one. I’d only buy into weakness. It’s still not down enough from it’s high.”

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    State Treasurer State of Michigan decreased its holdings in BB&T (NYSE:BBT) by 1.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 228,861 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 2,400 shares during the quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan’s holdings in BB&T were worth $11,910,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BB&T (NYSE:BBT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 19th. The insurance provider reported $0.94 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $2.81 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.85 billion. BB&T had a net margin of 21.63% and a return on equity of 10.38%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.46 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that BB&T will post 4 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V.(VLRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) shares dipped 69 percent to $11.48 after a disappointing update relating to the company's treatment for AL amyloidosis. Prothena, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that focuses on therapies in the neuroscience and orphan categories, said a Phase 2b study of its therapy called NEOD001 failed to achieve its primary or secondary endpoints. Prothena's Phase 2b study explored its NEOD001 therapy versus a placebo in previously-treated patients with AL amyloidosis and persistent cardiac dysfunction.
    Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) fell 44.3 percent to $4.06. Gridsum reported suspension of audit report on financial statements.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares declined 34.1 percent to $4.16 as the company issued weak revenue forecast for the first quarter.
    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) dropped 32.3 percent to $13.35 after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 31.2 percent to $13.44. Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron.
    Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: VLRS) dropped 18 percent to $5.76. Controladora Vuela recently reported first-quarter results that showed a loss for the quarter. Imperial Capital downgraded Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion from Outperform to In-Line.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) fell 18.2 percent to $2.8797 after declining 19.35 percent on Friday.
    Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) fell 12.3 percent to $52.63.
    Luby's, Inc. (NYSE: LUB) shares declined 10.3 percent to $2.448 following Q2 results.
    Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET) shares tumbled 10 percent to $2.26.
    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) dipped 9.7 percent

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of Mexican airline Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV (NYSE:VLRS) plunged as much as 20.3% in trading Monday after announcing earnings that led to fears of growing competition. At 12:25 p.m. EDT shares were still down 16.6% on the day.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    In late 2016 and early 2017, profitability deteriorated rapidly at Mexican budget airline Volaris (NYSE:VLRS)due to market disruptions caused by the U.S. presidential election. Fears about a crackdown on trade or immigration under President Trump led to a sharp drop in the Mexican peso and a downturn in travel demand. However, Volaris seemed to be on the mend by this time last year, and its stock price rebounded to more than $15 last July.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: ResMed Inc.(RMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Stock No. 3: ResMed (NYSE:RMD). This is the company solving sleep apnea with its CPAP devices and this is a company that really innovated and brought that technology to the world. For people who are having trouble sleeping with clogged airways as they’re sleeping, ResMed is their best friend.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Right now, it’s time for that yearly review of the ones he picked to honor the month, and also the briefly famous pregnant giraffe: five companies, and the first letters of their tickers spelled out A-P-R-I-L. They were Axon Enterprise(NASDAQ:AAXN), Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacific(NYSE:PAC), ResMed(NYSE:RMD), Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), and Live Nation(NYSE:LYV).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Western Union Company (WU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Western Union Co. (NYSE: WU) dropped 2.9% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $17.38. Shares closed at $18.93 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.21. Volume was more nearly 10% above the daily average of around 6 million shares. The company’s stock was hit following an announcement from Walmart of a worldwide money transfer service.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ARGI Investment Services LLC grew its holdings in shares of Western Union (NYSE:WU) by 80.7% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 96,928 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 43,290 shares during the quarter. ARGI Investment Services LLC’s holdings in Western Union were worth $1,864,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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  • [By ]

    Western Union (WU) : “It doesn’t get any respect and it’s hard to own. There are better stocks out there.”

    Idexx Laboratories (IDXX) : “The pet story is a bull story, and I say buy.”

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Innodata Inc.(INOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Innodata (NASDAQ:INOD) will be releasing its Q1 2018 earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, May 8th.

    Innodata (NASDAQ:INOD) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. The technology company reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The business had revenue of $15.66 million for the quarter. Innodata had a negative return on equity of 10.94% and a negative net margin of 8.30%.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: ADMA Biologics Inc(ADMA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Maxim Group set a $10.00 price objective on ADMA Biologics (NASDAQ:ADMA) in a report issued on Monday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the biotechnology company’s stock.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: S&P GSCI(GD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company, like other major defense prime contractors, had a very solid year and is also on the Merrill Lynch US 1 list.General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD) is engaged in business aviation, land and expeditionary combat vehicles and systems, armaments, munitions, shipbuilding and marine systems, and information systems and technologies.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Shipbuilding and services specialistHuntington Ingalls (NYSE:HII) was spun off from Northup Grumman in early 2011. General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) is roughly six times larger and offers a far more diversified list of products and services that includes submarines, aircraft, and armored vehicles, among other things. Both, however, provide key products and services to the U.S. military. That’s normally a fairly consistent business driven by large and often very long contracts. With a supportive administration in the White House, it would seem like now is a good time to take a look at this pair of stocks. But which of these two military-industrial companies is a better buy? Using a Benjamin Grahamlens, the answer may not be what you want to hear.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    The deal, in effect, makes General Dynamics-owned (NYSE:GD) Gulfstream both a customer of and subcontractor to Triumph on G650 wing box and wing completion work. Wing production work currently being performed at Triumph facilities in Nashville, Tennessee, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, will move to Gulfstream’s Georgia facility.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Two of the biggest laggards have been General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) and Huntington Ingalls (NYSE:HII), each down by more than 10% in the past three months. The similarities go well beyond stock performance. The companies have two of the more interesting outlooks for growth among defense players, but each seemed to catch investors off guard over how long it will take that increased business to materialize.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: PHH Corp(PHH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PHH (NYSE:PHH) is scheduled to be announcing its earnings results after the market closes on Tuesday, May 8th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of ($0.94) per share for the quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Orix (NYSE: IX) and PHH (NYSE:PHH) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PHH (NYSE: PHH) and Orix (NYSE:IX) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now

It would be fair to say biotech has had an interesting time of it over the course of the past 15 months. Except, of course, that biotech always has an interesting time of it. The go big or go home sector of the market attracts speculators, scientists, and unsavory characters, but also attracts people hoping for critical improvements to their healthcare options.

With a lot of sentiment and sometimes too little information, it can be hard to find an edge. Throw in the political questions stemming from stories like Valeant (NYSE:VRX), Sarepta (NASDAQ:SRPT), and Mylan (NASDAQ:MYL), and the interesting times don’t appear likely to go away.

With an assist from SA Managing Editor (and CFA) Mike Taylor, we asked a few authors who focus on the biotech sector to tell us which way they think the winds might blow.

Our panel:

Bret Jensen, author of The Biotech Forum ONeil Trader, author of Growth Stock Forum Bhavneesh Sharma, author of Vasuda Healthcare Analytics Chris Lau, author of Value Stocks for DIY Investors Alexander J. Poulos, author of Undervalued Gems Wall Street Titan, author of Stem Cell Sector News and Analysis

Seeking Alpha: Investors are aware of headline political risk this year, but there’s also some regulator level confusion. On one hand, we have a recent approval decision on a six-figure drug from Sarepta with controversy over efficacy, to put it mildly. On the other hand, there’s uproar over the EpiPen, which some argue is expensive but at least is acknowledged to work. How are you evaluating the FDA’s and regulators’ posture relative to industry?

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Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Garmin Ltd.(GRMN)

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    Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) Director Donald Eller sold 3,924 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.36, for a total value of $232,928.64. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

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    Their recommendations include a technology leader with a dominant position in its niche inGarmin Ltd.(NASDAQ:GRMN), one of the leading healthcare companies in the world inJohnson & Johnson(NYSE:JNJ), and high-growth, high-yieldPattern Energy Group Inc(NASDAQ:PEGI). Keep reading to discover why these companies caught the attention of three Foolish contributors and what makes them worth buying now.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    I think one of the strangest business dichotomies of the last five years has been the absolute failure of GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO) as a public company compared to the growing success of Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN). The companies should have a lot of similarities because both serve niche markets of avid athletes and provide a unique perspective on sports action that others can’t match. GoPro does that with images that capture unique action shots, while Garmin provides GPS and other real-time data to athletes on watches or handheld systems.Heck, they almost have the same distribution model, with similar-looking kiosks in retainers.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) and Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN) are both aerospace companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nu Skin Enterprises Inc.(NUS)

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    Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS) is benefiting from two key trends: its strong presence in Asia where it books 79% of its revenue and leading brand awareness with millennials. The company has increased its dividend every year since 2001, now paying a 2% yield, and maintains a share repurchase program that returns excess cash to shareholders.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Actuant Corporation(ATU)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eaton (NYSE: ETN) and Actuant (NYSE:ATU) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Grupo Supervielle S.A. (SUPV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware lowered its holdings in Grupo Supervielle (NYSE:SUPV) by 19.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 33,744 shares of the company’s stock after selling 7,984 shares during the quarter. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware’s holdings in Grupo Supervielle were worth $1,023,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

3 Wearable Stocks to Buy That Arent Apple Stock

Wearable technology is having a moment in the sun right now as more and more consumers opt to add smartwatches to their collection of gadgets. While tech behemoth Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and its Apple Watch have been touted as the top of the class in the wearable technology sector, it’s not the only good investment within the industry.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) and QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) are three wearable stocks that investors should have on their radar as their own offerings look likely to propel the stocks into the future.

Apple is certainly not a bad pick, but it’s definitely not your only choice when it comes to investing in the future of wearable technology. 

Microsoft Corporation Is Heating Up in the Wearable Space Microsoft Replacing Surface Pro 4s in “Flickergate” Resolution Source: Mike Mozart Via Flickr

Microsoft stock is probably not the first investment you think of when it comes to playing the wearables trend. The company was unsuccessful with its own fitness tracker and eventually discontinued the Microsoft Band and admitted defeat.

However, it’s important to note that the smart watches seen on the streets today are only just the beginning and focusing solely on that one aspect of wearables would be extremely shortsighted.

As wearable tech gets more and more advanced, it’s application will stretch beyond just another cool gadget and Microsoft is looking to focus on that part of the wearable space.

The firm partnered with Trekstor to develop commercial wearables that will use cloud connectivity to increase productivity and streamline business activities. Microsoft says the devices could transform everything from inventory management to healthcare by replacing hand-held devices. 

So far we haven’t heard much about this project, but in the year to come I’d expect to see Microsoft capitalize on its strong position in the cloud computing space by offering a line of wearables that links on to Azure and further automate operations. 

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Garmin Isn’t Going Away Just Yet Source: Garmin

Garmin stock should be following the likes of Fitbit Inc. (NYSE:FIT) and GoPro Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO) to the bottom of the barrel, but instead the company has emerged as close second to Apple when it comes to wearables.

Garmin has already weathered one storm, the decline of dedicated navigation systems and now the company has proven that it can stand up to competitors in the smartwatch space.

Garmin’s ability to keep focused on what consumers know and love about the company- GPS. When Garmin first came on the scene with consumer GPS devices, it was touted as innovative and bold, but now the company has paired back its innovation and instead makes useful devices for a niche group that are loyal to the brand.

That strategy has kept the company competitive in the wearables space and made the stock a good long-term bet, especially for income investors.

GRMN offers an impressive 3.58% dividend yield and boasts a relatively safe 65.38% payout ratio. That means investors can be confident that they’re going to see an income from their Garmin investment while also taking comfort in the fact that the firm knows what it takes to remain resilient in an ever-changing tech industry.

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Qualcomm Versus Apple Again Source: Qualcomm

Wearable tech makers aren’t the only ones with a horse in this race- it’s important to also consider chip makers like QCOM stock, whose processors power a significant chunk of the wearable market.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear processors can be found in all corners of the wearables market but most notably the company provides the chips for the majority of Android’s smartwatches. 

Not only is QCOM stock a good play in the wearables space, but the company is also trading relatively cheap at the moment because of worries about a trade war with China.

However, some of that pressure appears to be lifting, which has lead many to predict that QCOM has a pop coming in its future. 

Qualcomm was due to take over NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI), but Chinese regulators put their review of the deal on hold as trade tension with the US escalated. However, the review appears to be getting back underway. While that doesn’t guarantee that the deal will go ahead, it is a definite step in the right direction.

Over the next year QCOM stock is likely to see some turbulence as news about the NXP takeover plays out, but investors will be comforted by the company’s 4.46% dividend yield that should make up for some of that unease. 

As of this writing, Laura Hoy was long AAPL.

Insider Selling: Garmin Ltd. (GRMN) Director Sells $232,928.64 in Stock

Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) Director Donald Eller sold 3,924 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.36, for a total value of $232,928.64. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Garmin opened at $59.29 on Monday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The stock has a market cap of $11.18 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.13, a PEG ratio of 2.27 and a beta of 0.98. Garmin Ltd. has a fifty-two week low of $49.80 and a fifty-two week high of $65.96.

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Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 2nd. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.68 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.12. The business had revenue of $711.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $670.71 million. Garmin had a return on equity of 15.66% and a net margin of 18.57%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 10.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.52 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Garmin Ltd. will post 3.13 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.53 per share. This represents a $2.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.58%. This is an increase from Garmin’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.51. Garmin’s payout ratio is presently 69.39%.

GRMN has been the topic of several research analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded Garmin from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Garmin from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 23rd. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $60.00 price target (up previously from $57.00) on shares of Garmin in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Garmin in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Garmin from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 7th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $60.40.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of GRMN. James Investment Research Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Garmin by 908.8% in the 4th quarter. James Investment Research Inc. now owns 28,500 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $1,698,000 after buying an additional 25,675 shares during the period. Creative Planning lifted its holdings in shares of Garmin by 18.9% in the 4th quarter. Creative Planning now owns 15,711 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $936,000 after buying an additional 2,501 shares during the period. AXA acquired a new position in shares of Garmin in the 4th quarter valued at about $370,000. Garrison Financial Corp acquired a new position in shares of Garmin in the 4th quarter valued at about $211,000. Finally, Conning Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Garmin in the 4th quarter valued at about $644,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 41.17% of the company’s stock.

About Garmin

Garmin Ltd. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes a range of navigation, communication, and information devices worldwide. It operates through five segments: Auto, Aviation, Marine, Outdoor, and Fitness. The Auto segment offers personal navigation devices; infotainment systems; and action cameras, as well as mobile applications under the Garmin and NAVIGON names.

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