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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now

Shares of Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) rallied 15% last month thanks to a bullish analyst note.

So what

Seaspan’s stock bobbed around the flatline for most of April until an analyst at Deutsche Bank upgraded the containership leasing company from hold to buy toward the end of the month. What stood out was the $13 price target, which was 85% above the bank’s previous one of $7 a share. Driving that bullish view is the expectation that Seaspan’s ability to deleverage its balance sheet and increase the dividend would fuel substantial share price appreciation in the future.

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That analyst isn’t alone in recently voicing bullishness on Seaspan’s future. Bank of America/Merrill Lynch also upgraded the stock in early May. In this case, the bank raised its rating from neutral to buy while boosting its price target from $6.20 to $10 a share. Driving that upgrade was Seaspan’s strong operational performance in the first quarter as well as the view that the company will benefit from its recent acquisition of CGI and an improving container trade market. Furthermore, it also thought that Seaspan’s increasing cash flow would accelerate its ability to pay down debt.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: iShares S&P/Citigroup International Treasury Bond Fund(IGOV)

iShares International Treasury Bond ETF, formerly iShares S&P/Citigroup International Treasury Bond Fund (the Fund), is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance, of the S&P/Citigroup International Treasury Bond Index Ex US (the Index). The Index is a market value-weighted index designed to measure the performance of bonds denominated in local currencies and issued by foreign governments in developed market countries outside the United States. The Fund invests in a representative sample of securities included in the Index that collectively has an investment profile similar to the Index. The investment advisor of the Fund is BlackRock Fund Advisors. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Keybank National Association OH lowered its stake in iShares International Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:IGOV) by 63.8% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 60,991 shares of the company’s stock after selling 107,316 shares during the period. Keybank National Association OH’s holdings in iShares International Treasury Bond ETF were worth $3,001,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Equifax, Inc.(EFX)

Equifax Inc., incorporated on December 20, 1913, is a provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. The Company operates through four segments: U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), International, Workforce Solutions and Personal Solutions. USIS provides consumer and commercial information solutions to businesses in the United States, including online information, decisioning technology solutions, fraud and identity management services, portfolio management services, mortgage reporting and financial marketing services. International includes Canada, Europe and Latin America business units, and provides products and services similar to those available in the USIS segment but with variations by geographic region. In Europe and Latin America, it also provides information, technology and services to support debt collections and recovery management. Workforce Solutions provides services enabling clients to verify income and employment (Verification Services), as well as to outsource and automate the performance of certain payroll-related and human resources management business processes, including unemployment cost management, tax credits and incentives and I-9 management services and services to allow employers to ensure compliance with the Affordable Care Act (Employer Services). Personal Solutions provides products to consumers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom enabling them to understand and monitor their credit and monitor and help protect their identity. It also sells consumer and credit information to resellers who combine information with other information to provide direct to consumer monitoring, reports and scores.

The Company’s products and services are based on databases of consumer and business information derived from numerous types of credit, financial assets, telecommunications and utility payment, employment, income, public record, demographic and marketing data. The Company! uses statistical techniques and software tools to analyze all available data, creating customized insights, decision-making solutions and processing services for its clients. It helps consumers understand, manage and protect their personal information and make more informed financial decisions. The Company also provides information, technology and services to support debt collections and recovery management. In addition, the Company is also a provider of payroll-related and human resource management business process outsourcing services in the United States. The Company’s clients include financial institutions, corporations, governments and individuals.

U.S. Information Solutions

The Company’s USIS segment provides consumer information solutions to businesses through three product and service lines: Online Information Solutions, Mortgage Solutions and Financial Marketing Services. Online Information Solutions’ products are derived from multiple large and comprehensive databases of consumer and commercial information that the Company maintains about individual consumers and businesses, including credit history, current credit status, payment history and address information. The Company’s clients utilize the information and analytical insights it provides to make decisions for a range of financial and business purposes, such as whether, and on what terms, to approve auto loans or credit card applications, and whether to allow a consumer or a business to open a new utility or telephone account. In addition, this information is used by the Company’s clients for cross selling additional products to existing customers, improving their underwriting and risk management decisions, and authenticating and verifying consumer and business identities. The Company also sells consumer and credit information to resellers who combine its information with other information to provide services to the mortgage, fraud and identity management, direct to consumer monitoring and other end user markets! . The Com! pany’s software platforms and analytical capabilities can integrate all types of information, including third-party and client information, to enhance the insights and decisioning process to help further mitigate the risk of granting credit, predict the risk of bankruptcy, indicate the applicant’s risk potential for account delinquency, ensure the identity of the consumer, and reduce exposure to fraud. These risk management services enable the Company’s clients to monitor risks and opportunities and manage their portfolios.

Online Information Solutions’ clients access products through a range of electronic distribution mechanisms, including direct real-time access, which facilitates instant decisions. The Company also develops and hosts customized applications that enhance the decision-making process for its clients. These decisioning technology applications assist with a variety of decisioning activities, including determining pre-approved offers, cross-selling of various products, determining deposit amounts for telephone and utility companies, and verifying the identity of their customers. The Company has also compiled commercial databases regarding businesses in the United States, which include loan, credit card, public records and leasing history data, trade accounts receivable performance, and Secretary of State and Securities and Exchange Commission registration information. It offers scoring and analytical services that provide additional information to help mitigate the credit risk assumed by the Company’s clients.

The Company’s Mortgage Solutions products, offered in the United States, consist of specialized credit reports that combine information from the consumer credit reporting agencies into a single merged credit report in an online format, commonly referred to as a tri-merge report. Mortgage lenders use these tri-merge reports in making their mortgage underwriting decisions. In addition, the Company offers various triggering services designed to alert lenders to! changes ! in a consumer’s credit status during the underwriting period and securitized portfolio risk assessment services for evaluating inherent portfolio risk.

The Company’s Financial Marketing Services products utilize consumer and commercial financial information enabling its clients to manage their marketing efforts, including targeting and segmentation; to identify and acquire new clients for their products and services; to develop portfolio strategies to minimize risk and maximize profitability, and to realize additional revenue from existing customers through cross selling and upselling of additional products and services. These products utilize information derived from consumer and commercial information, including credit, income, asset, liquidity, net worth and spending activity, which also support many of the Company’s Online Information Solutions’ products. The Company also provides account review services, which assist its clients in managing their existing customers and prescreen services that help the Company’s clients identify new opportunities with their customers. Clients for these products primarily include institutions in the banking, brokerage, retail, insurance and mortgage industries, as well as companies focused on digital and interactive marketing.

International

The Company’s International segment includes Canada, Europe and Latin America business units. These business units offer products that are similar to those available in the USIS and Personal Solutions operating segments, although, in some jurisdictions, data sources tend to rely more heavily on government agencies than in the United States. The Company also offers specialized services that help its customers manage risk in their consumer portfolios. Its products and services generate revenue in Argentina, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and Uruguay. The Company also maintains support operations in the Repub! lic of Ir! eland, Chile and Costa Rica. It offers consumer credit services in Russia and India. It also provides information, technology and services to support debt collections and recovery management in Europe, Canada and Latin America.

The Canada business unit is similar to Online Information Solutions, Mortgage Solutions and Financial Marketing Services business units, Canada offers products derived from the credit information that the Company maintains about individual consumers and businesses. The Company offers products in Canada, including credit reporting and scoring, consumer and commercial marketing, risk management, fraud detection and modeling services, identity management and authentication services, together with certain of its decisioning products that facilitate pre-approved offers of credit and automate a range of credit decisions.

The European operation provides information solutions, marketing and personal solutions products. Information solutions and personal solutions products are generated from information that the Company maintains and include credit reporting and scoring, asset information, risk management, identity management and authentication services, fraud detection and modeling services. Most of the products are sold in the United Kingdom with a limited set of information solutions products sold in Portugal and Spain. The Company’s commercial products, such as business credit reporting and commercial risk management services, are available mostly in the United Kingdom with a limited set of information solutions products sold in Portugal and Spain. Marketing products, which are similar to those offered in its Financial Marketing Services business unit, are primarily available in the United Kingdom and, to a lesser extent, in Spain. The Company also provides information, technology and services to support debt collections and recovery management.

Latin American operation provides consumer and commercial information solutions products, marketing pr! oducts an! d personal solutions products. The Company offers a range of products, generated from credit records that it maintains, including credit reporting and scoring, decisioning technology, risk management, identity management, authentication and fraud detection services. It also offers various commercial products, which include credit reporting, decisioning tools and risk management services, in the countries it serves. It also provides information, technology and services to support debt collections and recovery management. Additionally, it provides a range of consumer and commercial marketing products generated from its credit information databases, including business profile analysis, business prospect lists and database management. The countries in which the Company operates include Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

Workforce Solutions

The Company’s Workforce Solutions segment operates in the United States through two business units: Verification Services and Employer Services. Verification Services include employment, income and social security number verification services. Its online verification services enable direct third-party verifiers, including various governmental agencies, mortgage originators, credit card and automotive lenders and pre-employment screeners to verify the employee’s employment status and income information. The Company also offers an offline research verification service, which expands employment verification to locate data outside its existing automated database. The Work Number is its key repository of employment and income data serving the Company’s verifier business and enabling employer human resource services. The Company relies on payroll data received from over 5,300 organizations to update the database. The updates occur as employers transmit data electronically to Equifax from their payroll systems. Employers contract to provide this data for specified periods under the terms of ! contracts! , which range from 1 to 5 years. The Company uses this data to provide automated employment and income verification services to third-party verifiers, as well as enabling employer services, such as unemployment claims, I-9 and eVerify transactions and employer tax credits opportunities.

The Company’s Employer Services are aimed at reducing the cost to the human resources function of businesses through a suite of services, including assisting with employment tax matters designed to reduce the cost of unemployment claims through claims representation and management and processing and to better manage the tax rate that employers are assessed for unemployment taxes; comprehensive services designed to research the availability of employment-related tax credits, process the filings and assist the client in obtaining the tax credit; W-2 management services, which include initial distribution, reissue and correction of W-2 forms; paperless pay services that enable employees to electronically receive pay statement information, as well as review and change direct deposit account or W-4 information; integrated electronic time capture and reporting services; paperless new-hire services to bring new workers on board using electronic forms; I-9 management services designed to help clients electronically comply with the immigration laws that require employers to complete an I-9 form for each new hire; and onboarding services using online forms to complete the new hire process for employees of corporate and government agencies. The Company also offers analytical services enabling its customers to better understand the demographic profile and key statistical metrics of their workforce. In addition, the Company also provides software and services to employers to assist in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through partnerships with government agencies.

Personal Solutions

The Company’s Personal Solutions products give consumers information to enable them to understand and ! monitor t! heir credit and monitor and help protect their identity primarily through its Equifax Complete, ID Patrol, Credit Watch and Score Watch monitoring products. Consumers can obtain credit file information about them and Equifax or FICO credit scores. Equifax products also offer monitoring features for consumers who are concerned about identity theft and data breaches, including credit report monitoring from all three bureaus, Internet and bank account monitoring, lost wallet support, and the ability to lock and unlock the Equifax credit file. The Company’s products are available to consumers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom directly over the Internet and indirectly through business partners who distribute its products or provide these services to their employees or customers. It also sells consumer and credit information to resellers who combine its information with other information to provide direct to consumer monitoring, reports and scores.

The Company competes with Experian Group, TransUnion LLC, LifeLock, Credit Karma, Acxiom, Harte-Hanks, infoGROUP, Fair Isaac Corporation, The Dun & Bradstreet, Cortera, Verify Job System, First Advantage, Corporate Cost Control, Thomas & Thorngren and Employers Edge.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Smoot]

    Or the 2017 Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) data breach that released the information of 143 million people. In 2018, 500 million Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) accounts were leaked. Within the first three months of 2019, 2 million government officials’ information has been hacked and stolen from the Dow Jones.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Warren Buffett has gotten a lot of attention this week after the release of his annual letter to shareholders in Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B). But the Oracle of Omaha also made news for considering something he almost never does: selling off a part of his business. Meanwhile, testimony on Capitol Hill held some potential landmines for Equifax (NYSE:EFX), as the credit rating agency faced tough questions about data breaches.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Brooks Automation Inc.(BRKS)

Brooks Automation, Inc. provides automation, vacuum, and instrumentation solutions for semiconductor manufacturing, life sciences, and clean energy markets worldwide. The company?s Brooks Product Solutions segment provides a range of products critical to technology equipment productivity and availability. This segment?s products include atmospheric and vacuum tool automation systems, atmospheric and vacuum robots and robotic modules, and cryogenic vacuum pumping, thermal management, and vacuum measurement solutions, which are used to create, measure, and control critical process vacuum applications. Its Brooks Life Science Systems segment offers automated sample management systems, including automated sample storage, automated blood fractionation equipment, sample preparation and handling equipment, consumables, parts, and support services to various life science customers, including pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, biobanks, national laboratories, rese arch institutes, and research universities. The company?s Brooks Global Services segment provides a range of support services, including on and off-site repair services, on and off-site diagnostic support services, and installation services to enable the customers to maximize process tool uptime and productivity. This segment also offers spare part support services to end-user customers. Brooks Automation, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Perceptron, Inc.(PRCP)

Perceptron, Inc. (“Perceptron”, “we”, “us” or “our”) develops, produces and sells a comprehensive range of automated industrial metrology products and solutions to manufacturing organizations for dimensional gauging, dimensional inspection and 3D scanning. Products include 3D machine vision solutions, robot guidance, coordinate measuring machines, laser scanning and advanced analysis software. Our customers, which include global automotive, aerospace and other manufacturing companies, rely on Perceptron’s metrology solutions to assist in managing their complex manufacturing processes to improve quality, shorten product launch times and reduce costs. Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, Perceptron has subsidiary operations in Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Perceptron (NASDAQ: PRCP) and CyberOptics (NASDAQ:CYBE) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bruker Corporation(BRKR)

Bruker Corporation designs, manufactures, services, and sells proprietary life science and materials research systems worldwide. The company?s Scientific Instruments segment offers advanced instrumentation and automated solutions based on magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, X-ray, spark-optical emission spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, stylus and optical metrology, and infrared and Raman molecular spectroscopy technologies. This segment serves pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and molecular diagnostic companies; academic institutions, medical schools, and other non-profit organizations; clinical microbiology laboratories; government departments and agencies; nanotechnology, semiconductor, chemical, cement, metals, and petroleum companies; and food, beverage, and agricultural analysis companies and laboratories. Its Energy & Supercon Technologies segment provides superconducting materials, including metallic low temperature superconductors for use in magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear magnetic resonance, fusion energy research, and other applications; and ceramic high temperature superconductors primarily for fusion energy research applications, as well as non-superconducting Cuponal materials and wires based on co-extruded copper and aluminum, and non-superconducting high technology tools. Its customers include companies in the medical industry; private and public research and development laboratories in the fields of fundamental and applied sciences, and energy research; academic institutions; and government agencies. This segment is also involved in the development of superconductors and superconducting-enabled devices for applications in power and energy, as well as industrial processing industries. The company markets its products through direct sales force; and distributors, independent sales representatives, and other representatives. Bruker Corporation was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Billerica, M assachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bruker Co. (NASDAQ:BRKR) – Jefferies Financial Group lowered their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Bruker in a research report issued on Tuesday, February 12th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst B. Couillard now expects that the medical research company will earn $0.24 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.28. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Bruker’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.60 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $1.58 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.75 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Bruker (BRKR)” was first reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this story on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. and international trademark & copyright law. The correct version of this story can be viewed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4145365/stock-traders-purchase-high-volume-of-call-options-on-bruker-brkr.html.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc.(MPO)

Molopo Energy Limited is engaged in petroleum production and investment in exploration, appraisal, development and production of oil and gas. The Company’s operating assets are located in the Permian Basin of West Texas. It is engaged in the delivery of the asset maximization program. It is focused on the identification, acquisition and exploitation of oil and gas assets, predominantly located in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. It operates in the Australia, Canada, USA and South Africa segments. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bailard Inc. bought a new stake in Midstates Petroleum Company Inc (NYSE:MPO) in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm bought 46,400 shares of the energy producer’s stock, valued at approximately $348,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Midstates Petroleum Company Inc (NYSE:MPO) shares hit a new 52-week low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $11.23 and last traded at $11.31, with a volume of 1700 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $11.63.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about Midstates Petroleum (NYSE:MPO) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Midstates Petroleum earned a news sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the energy producer an impact score of 46.8675209319962 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Oritani Financial Corp.(ORIT)

Oritani Financial Corp., incorporated on March 3, 2010, is a holding company for Oritani Bank (the Bank). The Bank offers a range of retail and commercial loan and deposit products. The Bank operates in the New Jersey Counties of Bergen, Hudson, Essex and Passaic. The Bank’s loan portfolio includes residential loans, residential commercial real estate loans, credit or grocery retail commercial real estate loans, other commercial real estate loans, and construction and land loans. As of March 31, 2016, the Bank’s net loans were $3,017.74 million. Its investment securities are classified as held to maturity, including mortgage-backed securities, and available for sale, including equity securities and mortgage-backed securities. As of March 31, 2016, the Bank’s securities held to maturity were $152 million and securities available for sale were $215.86 million. Its deposits include checking (non-interest and interest-bearing demand deposits), money market deposit accounts, savings accounts and time deposits. As of March 31, 2016, the Company’s total deposits were $2,224.6 million.

The Bank offers personal banking services, such as mobile banking; checking accounts, including Optimum Gold Checking, Nifty-Fifty Checking and Choice Plus Checking; money market accounts; savings accounts, including Passbook Savings, Super Passbook Savings and SuperSaver Plus; certificates and retirement accounts, including certificates of deposit and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Insurance, and online banking and other services, including overdraft protection and safe deposit boxes. The Bank offers business banking services, such as business accounts, including Trust and Escrow Accounts, Interest On Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) and Business Checking accounts; business services, including remote deposit capture, cash management, merchant services and deposit payroll processing service, and commercial loans, including multi-family and commercial mortgage loans. The Company’s subsidiaries include Ha! mpshire Financial, LLC and Oritani, LLC.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Oritani Financial (NASDAQ:ORIT) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Oritani Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:ORIT) SVP Philip Wyks sold 7,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.97, for a total value of $111,790.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Federated Investors, Inc.(FII)

Federated Investors, Inc., a Pennsylvania corporation, together with its consolidated subsidiaries (collectively, Federated), is a leading provider of investment management products and related financial services. Federated has been in the investment management business since 1955 and is one of the largest investment managers in the United States (U.S.) with $361.1 billion in assets under management (AUM or managed assets) at December 31, 2015. Federated operates in one operating segment, the investment management business. Federated sponsors, markets and provides investment-related services to various investment products, including mutual funds and Separate Accounts (which include separately managed accounts, institutional accounts, sub-advised funds and other managed products) in both domestic and international markets.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    U.S. Global Investors (NASDAQ:GROW) and Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII) by 0.3% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 13,333,986 shares of the asset manager’s stock after buying an additional 35,445 shares during the quarter. BlackRock Inc. owned approximately 0.13% of Federated Investors worth $354,019,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: EOG Resources, Inc.(EOG)

EOG Resources, Inc., a Delaware corporation organized in 1985, together with its subsidiaries (collectively, EOG), explores for, develops, produces and markets crude oil and natural gas primarily in major producing basins in the United States of America (United States or U.S.), The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad), the United Kingdom (U.K.), The People’s Republic of China (China), Canada and, from time to time, select other international areas. EOG’s principal producing areas are further described in “Exploration and Production” below. EOG’s Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and any amendments to those reports are made available, free of charge, through EOG’s website, as soon as reasonably practicable after such reports have been filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). EOG’s website address is www.eogresources.com.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    In addition to the Turner, Chesapeake Energy plans to continue its appraisal work on several other formations in the area, including the Niobrara. These rock layers could enhance the company’s growth prospects given what peers like EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) have uncovered in the area. Last October, EOG Resources unveiled that its appraisal efforts confirmed that the Niobrara and Mowry shale plays underneath its Powder River Basin acreage hold nearly 2 billion BOE of recoverable resources, giving it three high-return growth targets in the region. These results provide more evidence that the Powder River Basin could be a significant growth driver for Chesapeake in the coming years.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) has done an excellent job enriching its shareholders over the past two decades. Investors, for example, who bought $1,000 of the company’s stock following its separation from Enron 20 years ago would have seen that grow into more than $25,000 over that time frame, which is much better than the $3,200 they’d have made by investing the same amount into the S&P 500.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 1% at $94.11. The 52-week range is $82.04 to $133.53.

    The United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEArca: UNG) traded up about 0.2% at $24.79 in a 52-week range of $21.65 to $39.87.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(AMAG)

AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, provides products and services with a focus on maternal health, anemia management, and cancer supportive care in the United States. It markets Makena, a hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection to reduce the risk of preterm birth in women pregnant with a single baby who have a history of singleton spontaneous preterm birth; Feraheme (ferumoxytol) injection for use as an intravenous (IV) iron replacement therapy for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in adult patients with chronic kidney disease; and MuGard Mucoadhesive Oral Wound Rinse for the management of oral mucocitis/stomatiits and various types of oral wounds. The company also offers Cord Blood Registry services that are related to the collection, processing, and storage of umbilical cord blood and cord tissue units. In addition, it has a license agreement with Velo to acquire the rights to digoxin immune fab, a polyclonal antibody in clinical development for the treatment of severe preeclampsia in pregnant women. The company sells Feraheme to authorized wholesalers and specialty distributors. AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAG) – Analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald decreased their FY2019 EPS estimates for AMAG Pharmaceuticals in a research note issued on Tuesday, February 12th. Cantor Fitzgerald analyst M. Lillis now expects that the specialty pharmaceutical company will post earnings per share of ($1.56) for the year, down from their prior estimate of ($1.41). Cantor Fitzgerald has a “Neutral” rating on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAG) – Investment analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies issued their Q1 2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of AMAG Pharmaceuticals in a research report issued on Thursday, February 7th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst C. Raymond anticipates that the specialty pharmaceutical company will earn ($0.68) per share for the quarter. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for AMAG Pharmaceuticals’ Q2 2020 earnings at ($0.74) EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at ($0.77) EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at ($0.74) EPS.

Hot Gold Stocks To Own For 2019

Angel Commodities’ report on Gold

On Tuesday, spot gold prices rose marginally by 0.17 percent to close at $1223.4 per ounce after a report said the United States and China were trying to restart negotiations to defuse a trade war. In early trade, a stronger dollar and rising U.S. interest rates had sent bullion falling to its lowest in a week and a half. The dollar was slightly higher versus a currency basket, following a three – month streak of gains, with the U.S. Federal Reserve set to reaffirm the outlook for further gradual rate rises a t the end of its two – day monetary policy meeting on Wednesday. On the MCX, gold prices declined marginally by 0.31 percent to close at Rs.29653 per 10 gms.

Outlook

On the MCX, gold prices are expected to trade lower today, international markets are trading lower by 0.11 percent at $1221 per ounce.

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Hot Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: Imperial Oil Limited(IMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Imperial Oil Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:IMO) (TSE:IMO) saw a significant increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 11,491,321 shares, an increase of 1.1% from the May 31st total of 11,363,187 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 400,912 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 28.7 days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Citadel Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Imperial Oil Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:IMO) (TSE:IMO) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 44,728 shares of the energy company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,487,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Swiss National Bank cut its position in shares of Imperial Oil (NYSEAMERICAN:IMO) (TSE:IMO) by 6.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,066,300 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 76,100 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned approximately 0.13% of Imperial Oil worth $28,203,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: YRC Worldwide Inc.(YRCW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of trucker YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) leapt more than 11% in early trading Wednesday and are still up a respectable 9.7% as of 11:45 a.m. EDT. You can thank Deutsche Bank for that.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    It’s boom times for the American trucking industry, with companies like JB Hunt and Old Dominion Freight Line enjoying 20%-plus sales growth (and even greater profits growth) in their most recent quarters. One company left out in the cold so far, however, has been rival trucker YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW), which last quarter saw sales inch up just 5% — and profits plummet 24% — despite strong demand for trucking services across the country.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    YRC Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:YRCW) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders bought 1,318 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 791% compared to the typical daily volume of 148 put options.

Hot Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: iShares S&P/Citigroup International Treasury Bond Fund(IGOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Keybank National Association OH lowered its stake in iShares International Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:IGOV) by 63.8% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 60,991 shares of the company’s stock after selling 107,316 shares during the period. Keybank National Association OH’s holdings in iShares International Treasury Bond ETF were worth $3,001,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now

When Andy Hawk needed hernia surgery last year, his biggest worry wasn’t the operation’s cost but whether he’d heal in time to lead a spring bear-hunting expedition on Kodiak Island.

For the first time, the self-employed gunsmith in the state with the nation’s highest medical costs and most volatile insurance market had some protection. He had coverage for all but $10,000 of the $45,000 tab.

“Before that, I was just damn lucky,” said Hawk, 52, who joined the Affordable Care Act marketplace in 2013.

Hawk was relieved last month when Republican leaders in Washington hastily withdrew a House bill to replace parts of the ACA. The legislation’s failure left the health care law intact while the GOP regroups on how to address rising insurance costs.

The issue is particularly acute in Alaska, the fourth most expensive state in the U.S., where a standard knee replacement may cost five times what it does in Seattle and pricey air ambulance rides are common in emergencies.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: East West Bancorp Inc.(EWBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Raymond James Trust N.A. acquired a new stake in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund acquired 3,371 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $220,000.

  • [By ]

    Currently, I like People’s Utah Bancorp (Nasdaq: PUB), 1st Source Corporation (Nasdaq: SRCE), and East West Bancorp (Nasdaq: EWBC) as stocks likely to benefit in the small/regional sector.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sun Life Financial INC bought a new position in shares of East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 8,384 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $547,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $73.98 and last traded at $72.84, with a volume of 20405 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $73.09.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. lifted its stake in shares of East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) by 0.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 419,124 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,196 shares during the quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. owned about 0.29% of East West Bancorp worth $26,212,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index Fund(ADRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index (NASDAQ:ADRE) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, June 18th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 19th will be given a dividend of 0.2285 per share on Tuesday, July 31st. This represents a $0.91 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.15%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 18th. This is a positive change from BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.00851.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: iShares S&P/Citigroup International Treasury Bond Fund(IGOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Keybank National Association OH lowered its stake in iShares International Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:IGOV) by 63.8% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 60,991 shares of the company’s stock after selling 107,316 shares during the period. Keybank National Association OH’s holdings in iShares International Treasury Bond ETF were worth $3,001,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DnB Asset Management AS grew its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 18.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 29,058 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,500 shares during the period. DnB Asset Management AS’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $2,501,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Toronto Dominion Bank increased its position in ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 45.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 6,594 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,058 shares during the quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $568,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Guggenheim S&P MidCap 400 Pure Gr ETF (RFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Pure Growth ETF (NYSEARCA:RFG) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, September 24th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 25th will be given a dividend of 0.5521 per share on Friday, September 28th. This represents a $2.21 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.33%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 24th. This is a boost from Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Pure Growth ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.26.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Liberty Expedia Holdings, Inc. (LEXEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Tyers Asset Management LLC reduced its holdings in shares of Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A (NASDAQ:LEXEA) by 54.9% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 3,192 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 3,892 shares during the quarter. Tyers Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A were worth $140,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Hot Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019

Having a stock that you own double in price across a year-long period is certainly cause for celebration, but it also presents a good opportunity to take another look at the underlying company and determine whether you still like the investment at its new, elevated price.

To find out whether some of 2017’s top-performing stocks are still worth buying, we asked three Motley Fool investors to shine the spotlight on one of last year’s big winners and determine if its outlook is still bright. Read on to find out whether they think Align Technology (NASDAQ:ALGN), Proto Labs (NYSE:PRLB), and Baozun (NASDAQ:BZUN) have what it takes to keep their winning streaks alive.

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An ascendant Chinese e-commerce company

Keith Noonan (Baozun): Chinese e-commerce company Baozun saw its stock price rise roughly 162% in 2017. That’s quite the performance, but I think it still has a promising runway for growth. I recently bought shares and expect that the company will continue to perform at a high level and deliver wins for investors on the strength of its competitive advantages and industry tailwinds.

Hot Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Richardson Electronics, Ltd.(RELL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Richardson Electronics (NASDAQ:RELL) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The technology company reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.01 by $0.02, Fidelity Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $44.16 million during the quarter. Richardson Electronics had a return on equity of 1.72% and a net margin of 2.34%.

Hot Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Lockheed Martin Corporation(LMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Guggenheim Capital LLC decreased its position in Lockheed Martin Co. (NYSE:LMT) by 2.5% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 229,669 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 5,963 shares during the quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC’s holdings in Lockheed Martin were worth $77,613,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By A.J. Bursick]

    And if relations between the United States and North Korea devolve to where they were just six short months ago, then the United States will need the likes of Boeing and Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) to maintain our missile defense systems and to upgrade our outdated Minutemen ICBMs cache, which we only just started retesting thanks, no less, to North Korea’s ongoing threats.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    If you do look at some well-known defense stocks — Boeing, Raytheon (NYSE:RTN), Northrop Grumman, Lockheed (NYSE:LMT) — they’re all up over the past year, albeit to varying degrees. In the last five years, they’ve all doubled in value. It’s worth considering the industry, definitely, for some investors. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) is reportedly talking to Air Force officials about an updated version of its F-22 Raptor that would borrow heavily from the F-35 joint strike fighter, a potentially cost-efficient option for government officials concerned that the nation’s air wing will not be up to the challenge posed by Russia and China in the coming decades.

Hot Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Sibanye Gold Limited(SBGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Tensions keep rising in the South African mining sector. Today that’s taking a toll on shares of companies with major mining operations in the country. Sibanye-Stillwater (NYSE:SBGL) stock fell by as much as 13.4%, Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI) stock dropped by as much as 12.3%, and Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE:HMY) fell by as much as 9.9%. Others such as AngloGold Ashanti, Anglo American, and Randgold Resources also saw significant declines in their share prices.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Gold prices have been all over the place in the past one year, but some gold stocks have moved in only one direction: south. As of this writing, Canada-based gold miner Eldorado Gold (NYSE:EGO) is down a whopping 66% in one year. South African miner Sibanye-Stillwater (NYSE:SBGL) is swiftly closing in, having shed as much as half its value with the bulk of the decline coming in just the past couple of months. Among the larger gold miners, Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) is down about 11% in one year, or 15% year to date.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Seabridge Gold (NYSE: SA) and Sibanye Gold (NYSE:SBGL) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Hot Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Travelzoo Inc.(TZOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares climbed 54.2 percent to $1.25 on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) climbed 21.3 percent to $9.40 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) gained 16.5 percent to $4.60.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares rose 11.2 percent to $15.4206 following Q3 results.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) shares rose 11 percent to $15.3289. McDermott issued a release reiterating rejection of Subsea 7's offer.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares gained 9.2 percent to $64.61 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) surged 8.5 percent to $46.00 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) climbed 7.5 percent to $107.22 after reporting Q1 results.
    Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNA) rose 6.1 percent to $14.78. B. Riley initiated coverage on Allena Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.6 percent to $102.90 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 4.5 percent to $17.03 following strong Q1 results.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 4.2 percent to $22.20 after reporting Q1 results.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) got a boost, shooting up 25 percent to $9.70 following strong Q1 results.

    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares were also up, gaining 9 percent to $64.54 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) and CACI (NYSE:CACI) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Hot Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: iShares S&P/Citigroup International Treasury Bond Fund(IGOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Keybank National Association OH lowered its stake in iShares International Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:IGOV) by 63.8% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 60,991 shares of the company’s stock after selling 107,316 shares during the period. Keybank National Association OH’s holdings in iShares International Treasury Bond ETF were worth $3,001,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.