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Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now

Sometimes there are things that will impact a company’s earnings that management can’t control. This past quarter reflected that for Emerge Energy Services (NYSE:EMES). Even though the company sold more sand than ever before, earnings results didn’t follow suit because of lower selling costs and some logistics issues railroad companies had moving frack sand to demand centers. 

Fortunately for Emerge, it has a new facility up and running that should fundamentally change its results from here on out. So let’s take a brief look at this quarter’s results and see what’s in store for the rest of the year.

By the numbers

Metric Q1 2018 Q4 2017 Q1 2017
Revenue $106.7 million $103.1 million $75.3 million
EBITDA $16.9 million $17.0 million ($3.5 million)
EPS (diluted) $0.05 $0.18 ($0.38)
Distributable cash flow $8.7 million $13.4 million ($4.2 million)

Data source: Emerge Energy Services earnings release. EPS = earnings per share. EBITDA = earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: John Hancock Tax Advantaged Dividend Income Fund(HTD)

John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund (the Fund) is a diversified closed-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to provide a high-level of after tax total return from dividend income and capital appreciation. The Fund normally invests at least 80% of its assets in dividend-paying common and preferred securities.

The Fund invests in various industries, including multi-utilities, electric utilities, gas utilities, banks, other diversified financial services, integrated oil and gas, investment banking and brokerage, and oil and gas exploration and production. It invests in various sectors, such as utilities, financials, energy, telecommunication services, materials, industrials and consumer discretionary. John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund’s investment adviser is John Hancock Advisers, LLC.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. (NYSE:HTD) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $24.44 and last traded at $24.17, with a volume of 1039 shares. The stock had previously closed at $24.35.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News coverage about John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. (NYSE:HTD) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.6011591514426 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Materialise NV(MTLS)

Materialise NV provides additive manufacturing software and 3D printing services in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. The company’s 3D Printing Software segment offers Magics that imports computer-aided design formats and exports standard tessellation language files; Streamics, a central additive manufacturing logistics and control system; 3-maticSTL, a versatile application; MiniMagics and MiniMagicsPro, which provides solutions for customers working in data preparation, or in quoting and quality control teams; build processors and machine control software; and e-Stage that enhances additive manufacturing productivity. This segment serves 3D printing machine original equipment manufacturers; manufacturers in automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, and hearing aid industries; and 3D printing service bureaus through its sales force, Website, and third-party distributors. The company’s Medical segment provides Mimics software for medical image processing; 3-matic that enables to conduct 3D measurements and analyses, design a patient-specific implant or surgical guide, or prepare anatomical data and/or implants for simulations; Mimics Innovation Suite that enables biomedical professionals to perform a multitude of engineering operations; and OrthoView, a 2D digital pre-operative planning and templating solution. It also offers clinical services; and has collaboration agreements with Biomet, Inc., Encore Medical, L.P., DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, and Zimmer Holdings, Inc. for the development and distribution of surgical planning software, services, and products. This segment serves medical device companies, hospitals, universities, and industrial companies through its direct sales force, Website, and picture archiving and communication system partners. The company’s Industrial Production segment primarily offers 3D printing services to industrial and commercial customers. Materialise NV was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) and Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Cadiz, Inc.(CDZI)

Cadiz Inc. operates as a land and water resource development company in the United States. It engages in the water resource, and land and agricultural development activities in San Bernardino County properties. The company owns approximately 34,000 acres of land and the subsurface strata, including unsaturated soils and appurtenant water rights in the Cadiz and Fenner valleys of eastern San Bernardino County; and approximately 11,000 additional acres in the eastern Mojave Desert in eastern San Bernardino County. It is also involved in the cultivation of lemons and grapes/raisins, and spring and fall plantings of vegetables on the Cadiz Valley properties. Cadiz Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Odey Asset Management Group Ltd lessened its holdings in Cadiz Inc (NASDAQ:CDZI) by 18.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,026,450 shares of the company’s stock after selling 237,913 shares during the quarter. Cadiz makes up 1.3% of Odey Asset Management Group Ltd’s holdings, making the stock its 15th largest holding. Odey Asset Management Group Ltd’s holdings in Cadiz were worth $13,446,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cadiz (NASDAQ:CDZI) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Saturday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Middlesex Water (NASDAQ: MSEX) and Cadiz (NASDAQ:CDZI) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cadiz (NASDAQ: CDZI) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Water supply” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Cadiz to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp.(ESP)

Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp., a power electronics design and original equipment manufacturing company, designs, manufactures, and tests electronic equipment primarily for use in military and industrial applications in the United States. The company’s principal products include power supplies, power converters, filters, power transformers, magnetic components, power distribution equipment, UPS systems, antennas, and high power radar systems for AC and DC locomotives, shipboard power, shipboard radar, airborne power, ground-based radar, and ground mobile power applications. It also provides various services, which include design and development to specification, build to print, design services, design studies, environmental testing services, metal fabrication, painting services, and development of automatic testing equipment. The company markets its products primarily through its direct sales organization to industrial manufacturers and defense companies, the government of the United States, foreign governments, and foreign electronic equipment companies. Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp. was founded in 1928 and is based in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Espey Manufacturing & Electronics Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:ESP) CFO David A. Oneil sold 1,778 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.12, for a total value of $57,109.36. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 10,222 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $328,330.64. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Espey Manufacturing & Electronics Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:ESP) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 13th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 24th will be given a dividend of 0.25 per share on Monday, October 1st. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 21st.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Espers (ESP) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the HMQ1725 hashing algorithm. It was first traded on April 28th, 2016. Espers’ total supply is 21,802,827,290 coins. The Reddit community for Espers is /r/esperscoin and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. Espers’ official Twitter account is @CryptoCoderz and its Facebook page is accessible here. Espers’ official website is espers.io.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Espers (CURRENCY:ESP) traded up 5.2% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 7:00 AM Eastern on May 28th. Espers has a market capitalization of $6.27 million and approximately $8,492.00 worth of Espers was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Espers coin can now be bought for about $0.0003 or 0.00000004 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Livecoin and CoinExchange. During the last seven days, Espers has traded down 26.2% against the US dollar.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Smith Micro Software Inc.(SMSI)

Smith Micro Software, Inc. designs, develops, and markets software products and services primarily for the mobile computing and communications industries worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Wireless, and Productivity and Graphics segments. The Wireless segment develops mobile connectivity, mobile information management, and mobile security solutions, including QuickLink Mobile that provides mobile users to connect a notebook or other wireless device to wireless wide area networks (WWANs) and wireless local area networks (WLANs) or Wi-Fi hotspots; QuickLink Mobility suite, which allows connectivity for the user operating on WWANs, corporate local area networks (LANs), and Wi-Fi networks; and QuickLink Media for managing the media on the mobile devices. It also provides SendStuffNow, which secures cloud-based large file delivery solution; Device Management suite that provides intelligent, automated mobile device provisioning, and configuration; and push-to-talk, visual voicemail, and mobile video solutions. The Productivity and Graphics segment develops various software products for the consumer, prosumer, and professional markets. It provides StuffIt Deluxe, a lossless compression solution for documents and media; CheckIt Diagnostics and CheckIt Netbook suite, a diagnosis and troubleshooting solution for hardware and system problems; Poser, a solution for creating 3D character art and animations; Anime Studio, an animation tool for professional and digital artists; and Manga Studio, a solution for creating manga and comic art. This segment distributes its products through online stores, and third-party wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. The company serves mobile network operators, original equipment manufacturers, device manufacturers, and enterprise businesses, as well as directly to consumers. Smith Micro Software, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Connecture (OTCMKTS: CNXR) and Smith Micro Software (NASDAQ:SMSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Okta (NASDAQ: OKTA) and Smith Micro Software (NASDAQ:SMSI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019

May 22, 2018: Markets opened higher again Tuesday but it’s been a bumpy day ever since, especially for the blue chips. Trading has been mixed all day with the energy sector the day’s biggest loser while financials and utilities have performed best. The FOMC releases the tea leaves, uh, minutes, of its latest meeting tomorrow. A slightly weakening dollar and still-high 10-year yields pretty much offset each other.

WTI crude oil for June delivery closed at $72.13 a barrel, down about 0.2% for the day. The July contract settled down about 0.2% at $72.20. June gold added about 0.1% on the day to settle at $1,292.00. Equities were headed for lower close about 10 minutes before the bell as the Dow traded down 0.69% for the day, the S&P 500 traded down 0.26%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded down 0.12%.

Bitcoin futures (XBTM8) for June delivery traded at $8,195, down about 2.4% on the CBOE after opening at $8,420 this morning. The trading range today was $8,170 to $8,450.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: BHP Billiton plc(BBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) gapped down before the market opened on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $43.47, but opened at $43.83. BHP Billiton shares last traded at $44.17, with a volume of 117112 shares.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) (NYSE:BHP) enjoyed a strong first half of the year, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, as shares rose 11.5%. Those gains came even though the prices of some of the commodities it produces dipped.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    What Analysts Expect to Drive BHP Billiton’s Earnings Growth (finance.yahoo.com) Why Analysts Are Becoming Bearish toward Rio Tinto (finance.yahoo.com) Warrior Met Coal (HCC) vs. BHP Billiton (BBL) Critical Review (americanbankingnews.com) BHP Billiton plc (BBL) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) FY2019 EPS Estimates for BHP Billiton plc Lifted by Analyst (BBL) (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of BHP Billiton stock traded down $0.08 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $46.49. The stock had a trading volume of 976,081 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,863,054. The company has a market cap of $49.99 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.64 and a beta of 1.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 1.75 and a quick ratio of 1.40. BHP Billiton has a 1 year low of $28.73 and a 1 year high of $47.92.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. raised its position in shares of BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) by 10.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 11,996 shares of the mining company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,113 shares during the quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in BHP Billiton were worth $477,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hallador Energy (NASDAQ: HNRG) and BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.(CCRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cross Country Healthcare (CCRN)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) by 4.4% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 765,052 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 32,417 shares during the period. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Cross Country Healthcare were worth $8,606,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) – Research analysts at SunTrust Banks dropped their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for Cross Country Healthcare in a report issued on Tuesday, February 19th. SunTrust Banks analyst T. Sommer now expects that the business services provider will post earnings per share of ($0.01) for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.01. SunTrust Banks has a “Hold” rating on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Cross Country Healthcare’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.01 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at ($0.01) EPS and Q2 2020 earnings at $0.04 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ:CCRN)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities research analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald in a report issued on Wednesday. They currently have a $10.00 target price on the business services provider’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price target points to a potential downside of 15.68% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ: CCRN) and StarTek (NYSE:SRT) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Madison Square Garden Inc.(MSG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cedar Fair Entertainment (NYSE: FUN) and The Madison Square Garden (NYSE:MSG) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gamble Jones Investment Counsel increased its position in Madison Square Garden Co (NYSE:MSG) by 28.3% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 6,673 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,472 shares during the period. Gamble Jones Investment Counsel’s holdings in Madison Square Garden were worth $2,070,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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

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

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $4.98.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) were up 12.5% as of 3:15 p.m. EDT Tuesday after Bloomberg reported that the mobile games specialist is a potential acquisition target.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA trimmed its position in shares of Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) by 7.3% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 189,256 shares of the company’s stock after selling 14,840 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Zynga were worth $770,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) and iPass (NASDAQ:IPAS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Coherent, Inc.(COHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Epoch Investment Partners Inc. boosted its position in Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) by 6.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 635,597 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after purchasing an additional 41,113 shares during the quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. owned approximately 2.62% of Coherent worth $99,420,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Coherent (NASDAQ: COHR) and Integra Lifesciences (NASDAQ:IART) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Earnest Partners LLC lifted its stake in shares of Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) by 2.2% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 453,873 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 9,868 shares during the quarter. Earnest Partners LLC’s holdings in Coherent were worth $85,056,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: RELX N.V.(RENX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Relx (NYSE:RENX) was upgraded by research analysts at Barclays to a “buy” rating in a report released on Monday.

    RENX has been the subject of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Relx from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 16th. UBS Group cut shares of Relx from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 14th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $23.00.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Tetra Technologies, Inc.(TTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This small-cap oilfield services play has some big upside potential. Tetra Technologies Inc. (NYSE: TTI) is a diversified oil and gas services company, with the bulk of its revenue derived from drilling and completion fluids, as well as contract compression services by way of its 42% stake in CSI Compressco.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of TETRA Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:TTI) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the fourteen analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $5.71.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TETRA Technologies (TTI)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TETRA Technologies (TTI)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in shares of TETRA Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:TTI) by 10.2% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,583,243 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 702,910 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 6.04% of TETRA Technologies worth $33,746,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    B. Riley set a $8.00 price target on TETRA Technologies (NYSE:TTI) in a research report sent to investors on Friday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the oil and gas company’s stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for TETRA Technologies’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.10 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.17 EPS and Q1 2019 earnings at $0.03 EPS.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: John Hancock Tax Advantaged Dividend Income Fund(HTD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News coverage about John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. (NYSE:HTD) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.6011591514426 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. (NYSE:HTD) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $24.44 and last traded at $24.17, with a volume of 1039 shares. The stock had previously closed at $24.35.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Affimed N.V.(AFMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Affimed (NASDAQ:AFMD) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

    AFMD has been the subject of a number of other research reports. BidaskClub raised Affimed from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report on Friday, August 31st. Jefferies Financial Group raised Affimed from a hold rating to a buy rating and upped their target price for the stock from $1.80 to $4.00 in a research report on Tuesday, August 28th. BMO Capital Markets decreased their target price on Affimed from $6.00 to $4.00 and set an outperform rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Affimed from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $5.25 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $4.81.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Affimed (NASDAQ:AFMD) fell nearly 20% today after — well, no news, really. But a few days ago, the company soared 246% after announcing that Genentech, owned by Roche, decided to take the small German company’s untested technology platform for a spin. The previously under-the-radar biopharma also got a cool $96 million up-front payment and could see up to $5 billion in milestone and royalty payments if everything goes smoothly. 

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Affimed N.V.  (NASDAQ:AFMD)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 27, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Affimed N.V. (NASDAQ: AFMD) shares more than doubled early on Tuesday after it was announced that the firm entered into a strategic collaboration agreement with Genentech to develop and commercialize novel NK cell engager-based immunotherapeutics to treat multiple cancers. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter of this year.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Affimed N.V. (NASDAQ: AFMD) shares dropped sharply early on Friday after the company released new results from its early stage trial with Keytruda. Affimed presented new interim data from the Phase 1b dose escalation study evaluating AFM13, its lead NK cell engager candidate, at the European Hematology Association (EHA) 23rd Congress in Stockholm, Sweden

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Owens-Illinois Inc.(OI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    An issue of Owens-Illinois Inc (NYSE:OI) bonds rose 1.1% against their face value during trading on Thursday. The debt issue has a 5% coupon and is set to mature on January 15, 2022. The debt is now trading at $99.50 and was trading at $99.88 one week ago. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets sometimes predict parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    However, though the broad markets didn’t wind up moving much, well-received news for some specific companies helped to send their stock prices higher. L Brands (NYSE:LB), Owens-Illinois (NYSE:OI), and Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Owens-Illinois Inc. (NYSE:OI) jumped 9.9% on Friday after activist investor Atlantic Investment Management called for the glass-container specialist to take a number of actions to maximize shareholder value.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Owens-Illinois (NYSE:OI)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $18.21 and last traded at $18.01, with a volume of 79684 shares. The stock had previously closed at $18.82.

Top Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019

Equities research analysts expect that Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ:MDSO) will post sales of $156.27 million for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Seven analysts have issued estimates for Medidata Solutions’ earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $155.20 million and the highest is $158.40 million. Medidata Solutions posted sales of $137.41 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 13.7%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings report on Tuesday, July 17th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Medidata Solutions will report full year sales of $637.24 million for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $634.10 million to $641.43 million. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the company will post sales of $748.93 million per share, with estimates ranging from $740.80 million to $770.54 million. Zacks’ sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that follow Medidata Solutions.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. (NYSE:HTD) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $24.44 and last traded at $24.17, with a volume of 1039 shares. The stock had previously closed at $24.35.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News coverage about John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. (NYSE:HTD) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.6011591514426 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: YPF Sociedad Anonima(YPF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) produces oil and gas — and also lives in Buenos Aires.

    And Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI) — probably the best-known name on this list — is the Latin American equivalent of eBay here in the U.S. And yes, you guessed it — Mercadolibre is headquartered in Buenos Aires as well.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: Baytex Energy Corp(BTE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Baytex Energy (NYSE: BTE) and Diamond Offshore Drilling (NYSE:DO) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Baytex Energy (BTE)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Baytex Energy Corp (NYSE:BTE) (TSE:BTE) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the twelve ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $4.00.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Baytex Energy (NYSE:BTE) slumped more than 10% by 10:15 a.m. EDT on Monday after the company agreed to a strategic combination with Canadian rival Raging River Exploration (TSX:RRX).

Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Source: ThinkstockJune 12, 2018: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,786.83. The DJIA closed flat at 25,320.49. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.6% at 7,703.79.

Tuesday was a relatively flat day for the broad U.S. markets. The Nasdaq hit an all-time high in the session just above 7,700 and the S&P 500 is holding just below the 2,800 mark. Crude oil more or less traded sideways. The S&P 500 sectors were split down the middle. The most positive sectors were utilities and real estate, up 1.1% and 0.6%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were energy and finance, down 0.7% and 0.3%, respectively.

Crude oil was last seen trading flat at $66.25.

Gold was last seen trading down 0.3% at $1,299.30.

Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Enersis S A(ENI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Deutsche Bank set a €18.50 ($21.51) price target on ENI (ETR:ENI) in a report released on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a €15.00 ($17.44) price objective on ENI (ETR:ENI) in a report published on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a sell rating on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ENI (ETR:ENI) has been assigned a €18.50 ($21.76) price objective by equities researchers at Deutsche Bank in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Deutsche Bank’s price objective points to a potential upside of 13.26% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Morgan Stanley set a €16.70 ($19.42) price objective on ENI (ETR:ENI) in a report issued on Wednesday morning. The firm currently has a sell rating on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    HSBC set a €18.20 ($21.16) price objective on ENI (ETR:ENI) in a research note published on Monday morning. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about Enel Americas (NYSE:ENI) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Enel Americas earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 44.8569330191595 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: iShares Global Infrastructure (IGF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    First Allied Advisory Services Inc. trimmed its position in shares of iShares S&P Global Infrastructure Index (BMV:IGF) by 28.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 8,883 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,560 shares during the quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc.’s holdings in iShares S&P Global Infrastructure Index were worth $380,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Sarah Priestley]

    And if you are an investor who prefers ETFs and mutual funds, there are a couple of options for you: iShares Global Infrastructure ETF (NASDAQ:IGF), and Lazard Global Listed Infrastructure (NASDAQMUTFUND:GLIFX). I would caution anybody to check the percentage of utilities that are within these baskets, just to check the utilities exposure. But, generally, not bad options to check out.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Camelot Portfolios LLC lowered its position in iShares S&P Global Infrastructure Index (BMV:IGF) by 9.1% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 23,579 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,365 shares during the quarter. Camelot Portfolios LLC’s holdings in iShares S&P Global Infrastructure Index were worth $929,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: John Hancock Tax Advantaged Dividend Income Fund(HTD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. (NYSE:HTD) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $24.44 and last traded at $24.17, with a volume of 1039 shares. The stock had previously closed at $24.35.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News coverage about John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. (NYSE:HTD) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.6011591514426 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.