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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019

By Gene Munster of Loup Ventures

Tesla released Q2 2018 production and delivery numbers, confirming information leaked over the weekend that they did indeed achieve their goal of 5,000 Model 3s per week, producing 5,031 Model 3s and 1,913 S and X vehicles. These numbers are in line with Musk’s target and slightly ahead of our previous prediction of a run rate between 4,300 and 4,900. Other key takeaways include:

Model 3 production for Q2 was 28,578, nearly 3x higher than Q1 production of 9,766. The company did not steal from Peter to pay Paul, producing 24,761 S and X vehicles in Q2 compared to 24,728 S and X vehicles in Q1. We’re encouraged that this number remained stable during increased efforts to reach Model 3 goals. Tesla reiterated their confidence in reaching both positive GAAP net income and cash flow in Q3 and Q4. Adding some conservatism to Musk’s predictions, we expect the company to be cash flow positive in Q4 through a combination of a higher Model 3 run rate and selling EV credits. After presumably reaching the 5,000 per week target in a burst-build, a short period of pouring resources and manpower into focused production, the question becomes one of sustainability. Tesla commented that they are on track to reach 6,000 Model 3s per week by late August. We expect a temporary step-down in production related to retooling general assembly and we anticipate Model 3 production to exit Q3 at 6,000 per week. Tesla reported that the number of net Model 3 reservations at the end of Q2 stood at roughly 420,000 (on top of the 28,386 delivered to date). We see this as a positive; we had expected the reservation list to shrink meaningfully given the production delays. Now, we expect reservations to increase as more owners become evangelists for the product and cars become available for test drives in Tesla stores.

This strong demand comes into question when considering the effect of the tax credit provided to EV buyers in the US. When Tesla delivers its 200,000th vehicle, this $7,500 tax credit will begin to phase out. The number of vehicles in transit (11,166 Model 3s and 3,892 S and X), along with accelerated deliveries in Canada, could mean Tesla was delaying deliveries in order to game the tax credit. This points to the fact that they should deliver the 200,000th vehicle early in Q3. If that mark is hit early in Q3, the tax credit phase-out will look like this:

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Shake Shack, Inc.(SHAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK) was started with a Hold rating and assigned a $65 price target (versus a $61.75 close) at Stifel.

    Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) was raised to Neutral from Underperform at Merrill Lynch. Its price objective was maintained as $46 in the call (versus a $44.12 close).

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment of the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill is joined by Fool analysts Jason Moser, Andy Cross, and Ron Gross to consider the progress of Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK), which is making headway in its multiyear expansion plan. First-quarter revenue was up 29%, and more importantly, same-Shack sales were up 1.7%, and share prices shot upward in response. Even so, at least one Fool says the stock is still not for him.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK) shares soared after the company breezed past estimates in its first-quarter earnings report. The better-burger chain said revenue increased 29.1% to $99.1 million, ahead of expectations of $96.3 million, while adjusted earnings per share increased from $0.10 to $0.15, crushing the consensus of $0.08. The company also made some upward revisions to its full-year guidance.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE:SHAK) major shareholder Equity Group L.P. Select sold 23,552 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.76, for a total transaction of $1,360,363.52. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    Kline: Earlier this year, I moderated a panel at the Electronic Transactions Association. One of the people on my panel was the tech guy at Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK). I would argue that Shake Shack is a tech company. They’re not a pioneer, they’re really more looking at what other people are doing and how they can adopt it. But the days where any company that interacts with people, unless your model is that you’re folksy and you don’t have technology, you have to have a technology component. The question is going to be how far it goes. 

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK) has one of the most attractive sales growth outlooks in the business right now. Wall Street expects the “better burger” chain to boost revenue by 25% in 2018 to mark just a small slowdown from last year’s 34% spike. Shake Shack is aiming to double its store base between now and 2020 on the way to eventually reaching 450 locations across the U.S., up from 100 today.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: International Game Technology(IGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    The other area to look at is service providers who build the betting infrastructure for casinos. IGT (NYSE:IGT) is powering MGM’s sports betting already, and Scientific Games (NASDAQ:SGMS) announced an agreement with Caesars to use its sports betting platform in New Jersey and Mississippi. They’re in the early phases of building out sport betting businesses, and will likely be providers for most early casino sportsbooks. These companies have a lot of potential upside if sports betting takes off as casinos hope. 

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    One of the reason suppliers like IGT (NYSE:IGT) and Scientific Games are reacting positively is because they’ll likely provide the betting infrastructure casinos use. IGT powers MGM’s playMGM app that takes sports bets in Nevada today. It could easily scale that technology nationwide. Scientific Games sees its OpenBet product suite providing similar solutions to its customers. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of International Game Technology (NYSE:IGT) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report published on Monday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $32.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Zeke Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 8,727 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $201,000.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: RXI Pharmaceuticals Corporation(RXII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares rose 67.5 percent to $49.96 in pre-market trading after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 62.8 percent to $11.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) rose 23.4 percent to $2.11 in pre-market trading following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) rose 19.1 percent to $5.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 17.7 percent to $2.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 15.2 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) rose 14.6 percent to $8.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
    Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 11 percent to $27.50 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) rose 8.9 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MediciNova, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNOV) rose 8.1 percent to $11.35 in pre-market trading after the company announced opening of Investigational New Drug Application for MN-166 (ibudilast) in glioblastoma.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) shares rose 7.7 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company reported that its President and CEO Hannes Portmann left the company. The company named Raymond Threlkeld as successor.
    Otter Tail Corporation (NASDAQ: OTTR) shares rose 7.4 percent to $46.60 in the pre-market trading session.
    Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX) shares rose
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 44.7 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 23.2 percent to $65.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) rose 17 percent to $13.55 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) rose 13.8 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee voted in favor of WAYLIVRA for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 9.4 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a collaboration with Iovance Biotherapeutics.
    ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) rose 13.7 percent to $8.80 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 5.6 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading after falling 2.26 percent on Thursday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.6 percent to $9.30 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) rose 4.7 percent to $47.50 in pre-market trading.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 4.2 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $11.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 earnings.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    Shares of RXi Pharmaceuticals stock traded down $0.04 on Tuesday, hitting $1.92. The company had a trading volume of 27,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 258,173. The stock has a market capitalization of $8.21 million, a PE ratio of -0.46 and a beta of 1.20. RXi Pharmaceuticals has a 52 week low of $1.90 and a 52 week high of $7.70.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    New Research Study on Connective Tissue Growth Factor Market 2018 to 2025 (morningoutlook.com) Hypoxia Inducible Factor 1 Alpha Market Pipeline Therapeutics H1, 2018 Product Description, Mechanism of Action … (exclusiveherald.com) Human Papillomavirus Associated Diseases Market Pipeline Therapeutics 2018 Drug Description, Target Finding, and … (thefreenewsman.com) Warts Market Therapeutic Pipeline H1, Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines and Preventive Technologies (newspublicist.com) Brokerages Anticipate RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp (RXII) to Post -$0.56 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of RXi Pharmaceuticals traded down $0.01, hitting $2.24, on Tuesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. 55,400 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 275,015. The company has a market capitalization of $9.96 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.53 and a beta of 1.15. RXi Pharmaceuticals has a one year low of $1.90 and a one year high of $7.70.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Travelzoo Inc.(TZOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Ethan Ryder]

    Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO) major shareholder Azzurro Capital Inc sold 69,758 shares of Travelzoo stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.13, for a total transaction of $1,264,712.54. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

  • [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 30 percent to $10.16 following strong Q1 results.

    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares were also up, gaining 8 percent to $64.01 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.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Caterpillar, Inc.(CAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Of the three other Dow stocks closest to Boeing’s yearly gain, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) rose by about 6.2% to a gain of nearly 68% for the year, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) added about 0.6% to close the week up just over 51% for the year to date, and Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) dropped about 1% to lower its annual gain to just over 44%.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hennessy Advisors Inc. lessened its position in shares of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) by 97.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,762 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 64,688 shares during the quarter. Hennessy Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Caterpillar were worth $260,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) which traded down 1.98% at $136.87. The stock’s 52-week range is $114.30 to $173.24. Volume was about 40% below the daily average of around 4.3 million shares.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS), which is down 16.1%. That is followed by 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM), down 15.8%, Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), down 14%, and Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), down 9.8%. Of the 30 Dow stocks, 14 trade lower so far in 2018.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) will share its latest quarterly earnings on Tuesday. The consensus estimates call for $2.08 in EPS and $11.98 billion in revenue. Shares ended last week at $153.25, in a 52-week range of $93.81 to $173.24. The consensus analyst target is $178.26.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks 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 -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Caterpillar earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.8923338010314 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Duluth Holdings Inc.(DLTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Duluth Holdings (NASDAQ:DLTH) reported its fiscal first-quarter results on Tuesday, June 5. The maker of premium rough-and-tumble clothing and gear reported strong top-line growth of nearly 20% thanks to 13 new store openings over the last year. However, the company struggled to translate it into gains on the bottom line. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Duluth Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:DLTH) SVP Allen L. Dittrich sold 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.96, for a total value of $91,840.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 196,186 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,504,430.56. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Duluth Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:DLTH) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $23.60 and last traded at $23.54, with a volume of 43126 shares. The stock had previously closed at $22.52.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Express (NYSE: EXPR) and Duluth (NASDAQ:DLTH) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Tahoe Resources, Inc.(TAHO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Tahoe Resources Inc (NYSE:TAHO) (TSE:THO) gapped up prior to trading on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $3.40, but opened at $3.05. Tahoe Resources shares last traded at $2.72, with a volume of 307328 shares.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    Non-native satin moths impacting aspen foliage in Lake Tahoe (yubanet.com) Tahoe Resources (TAHO) vs. Corvus Gold (CORVF) Financial Survey (americanbankingnews.com) Critical Contrast: Seabridge Gold (SA) and Tahoe Resources (TAHO) (americanbankingnews.com) Analyzing Tahoe Resources (TAHO) and Endeavour Silver (EXK) (americanbankingnews.com) Fourth of July boat inspections at Lake Tahoe (carsonnow.org)

    A number of research firms recently weighed in on TAHO. ValuEngine upgraded Tahoe Resources from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, June 16th. TheStreet downgraded Tahoe Resources from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 22nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Tahoe Resources from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 13th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald began coverage on Tahoe Resources in a report on Wednesday, March 28th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Scott Levine]

    Shares of Tahoe Resources (NYSE:TAHO), a midtier precious metals miner, plummeted 19% in September, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The stock’s movement extended the 29% slide it had experienced through the first eight months of the year. What frustrated shareholders so severely? The primary culprit for the stock’s slide was the company’s announcement that it had learned from a Guatemalan Constitutional Court press conference that the company’s mining license for the Escobal mine had been suspended.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tahoe Resources Inc (TSE:THO) (NASDAQ:TAHO) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$8.33.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: DarioHealth Corp. (DRIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $1.74 million.

    CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (NYSE: CVU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $18.50 million.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc.(MPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Midstates Petroleum (NYSE:MPO) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Midstates Petroleum earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the energy producer an impact score of 46.005644497441 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [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.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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    Centerbridge Credit Partners M Sells 109,893 Shares of Midstates Petroleum (MPO) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Midstates Petroleum (MPO) Major Shareholder Centerbridge Credit Partners M Sells 171,200 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Midstates Petroleum (MPO) CAO Richard Wayne Mccullough Sells 3,170 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Midstates Petroleum (MPO) Director Michael Reddin Purchases 10,100 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Midstates Petroleum (MPO) CEO David J. Sambrooks Acquires 15,300 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research firms recently commented on MPO. TheStreet downgraded shares of Midstates Petroleum from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Midstates Petroleum from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019

Last week Renewable Energy & Power, Inc. (OTC PINK : RBNW ), a diversified corporation with markets in energy-saving technologies of LED lighting, solar and wind energy, announced a large San Francisco Bay Area electronic assembly corporation has approved the installation of 1,275 LED lights for their entire main campus.

This is the third such announcement in as many months by the Las Vegas based company. It got me thinking about what the company does and how LED lighting can impact a business’ bottom line as much as it contributes to reducing emissions and the effects of global warming. But what about LED lights in RBNW’s backyard? How much of the Vegas Strip is LED? Well, it turns out, quite a bit.

Over a year ago three of Nevadas largest casino companies MGM Resorts, Wynn, and Las Vegas Sands announced plans to source renewable energy for their hotels, a move driven both by increasing demand for responsible energy use from the companies that rent their conference halls, and a surplus of cheap power from solar farms in Nevada and California. MGM Resorts had already implemented an ambitious energy conservation effort by replacing 1.3 million light bulbs in its properties with LEDs.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Athersys, Inc.(ATHX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media stories about Athersys (NASDAQ:ATHX) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Athersys earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 44.8155037155159 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Athersys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHX) dropped 10.8% during mid-day trading on Tuesday after an insider sold shares in the company. The stock traded as low as $2.01 and last traded at $2.06. Approximately 2,886,300 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 278% from the average daily volume of 763,566 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.31.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: BlueLinx Holdings Inc.(BXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bitcedi (BXC) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the
    Cryptonight hashing algorithm. Its launch date was May 16th, 2016. Bitcedi’s total supply is 9,616,277 coins and its circulating supply is 5,756,371 coins. Bitcedi’s official Twitter account is @bitcedis and its Facebook page is accessible here. The official website for Bitcedi is bitcedi.org.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bitcedi (CURRENCY:BXC) traded 0.7% lower against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on May 20th. One Bitcedi coin can currently be bought for $0.0099 or 0.00000109 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. Bitcedi has a market capitalization of $57,027.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Bitcedi was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, Bitcedi has traded down 28.3% against the US dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bitcedi (BXC) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the
    Cryptonight hashing algorithm. Its launch date was May 16th, 2016. Bitcedi’s total supply is 9,616,277 coins and its circulating supply is 5,756,371 coins. Bitcedi’s official website is bitcedi.org. Bitcedi’s official Twitter account is @bitcedis and its Facebook page is accessible here.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: McClatchy Company (MNI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Several large newspaper chains will face the largest increases in newsprint prices in absolute dollars. These are Gannett (NYSE: GCI), tronc (NASDAQ: TRNC), hedge fund owned Digital First Media, which just laid off dozens of people in Denver and on the West Coast, Hearst, Advance Media, McClatchy (NYSE: MNI) and Gatehouse Media. Among them, they own most of the large newspapers in America and hundreds of newspapers in aggregate. Each of these companies has newsprint demand much larger than that of The Tampa Bay Times.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    At another of the largest chains, McClatchy Co. (NYSEAMERICAN: MNI), its flagship property, the Sacramento Bee, laid off 15 editorial workers. That may not seem like many, but in an already thinned out newsroom, it is a lot. The layoffs were also the third in just over a year. There were reports that McClatchy also laid off workers at its other West Coast properties.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Argo Group International Holdings Ltd.(AGII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barclays PLC raised its stake in Argo Group (NASDAQ:AGII) by 25.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 8,691 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,754 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Argo Group were worth $499,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Argo Group (NASDAQ: AGII) and Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Lord Abbett & CO. LLC purchased a new position in shares of Argo Group (NASDAQ:AGII) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 840,251 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $48,230,000. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC owned approximately 2.49% of Argo Group as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: iShares Core S&P Total US Stock Mkt (ITOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Hundreds of exchange traded funds offer investors broad market exposure and many do so with nominal fees. Among the least expensive is the iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF (NYSE: ITOT).

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Permian Basin Royalty Trust(PBT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Primalbase Token (CURRENCY:PBT) traded up 0% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 9:00 AM Eastern on May 13th. In the last week, Primalbase Token has traded down 12.7% against the U.S. dollar. One Primalbase Token token can currently be purchased for about $2,575.27 or 0.30100000 BTC on major exchanges including Waves Decentralized Exchange and Tidex. Primalbase Token has a total market capitalization of $3.22 million and approximately $872,784.00 worth of Primalbase Token was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Primalbase Token (CURRENCY:PBT) traded down 7.8% against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 12:00 PM ET on May 22nd. Primalbase Token has a total market capitalization of $2.53 million and $838,489.00 worth of Primalbase Token was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Primalbase Token token can currently be bought for $2,024.98 or 0.24530700 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Tidex and Waves Decentralized Exchange. During the last seven days, Primalbase Token has traded down 14.5% against the US dollar.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Primalbase Token (CURRENCY:PBT) traded down 2.5% against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 23:00 PM Eastern on May 26th. Primalbase Token has a total market cap of $1.90 million and $282,320.00 worth of Primalbase Token was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Primalbase Token token can now be bought for about $1,516.30 or 0.20760100 BTC on popular exchanges including Tidex and Waves Decentralized Exchange. During the last week, Primalbase Token has traded down 30.5% against the US dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Permian Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:PBT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 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. Permian Basin Royalty Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.225040116545 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Sears Holdings Corporation(SHLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 28.8 percent to $4.03 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for expanded indications for its Senhance Surgical System.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) rose 15.6 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading.
    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição (NYSE: CBD) rose 13.2 percent to $24.20 in pre-market trading.
    ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) rose 12.2 percent to $21.65 in pre-market trading. Alibaba and Cainiao agreed to make strategic investment in ZTO Express of $1.38 billion.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) rose 10.8 percent to $2.05 in pre-market trading.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares rose 9.6 percent to $42.68 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) shares rose 9.1 percent to $6.00 in pre-market trading.
    Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) rose 8.4 percent to $108.00 in pre-market trading.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares rose 7 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) rose 5.9 percent to $10.61 in pre-market trading.
    Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO) rose 5.9 percent to $5.04 in pre-market trading.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) rose 5.5 percent to $3.27 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) rose 5.5 percent to $3.68 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.44 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares rose 5.4 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.

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  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares ofSears Holding Corp(NASDAQ:SHLD) were selling off again today after the struggling retailer posted a disappointing first-quarter earnings report and announced it would close even more stores. Sales continued to tumble in the period and, its bottom-line loss widened, another sign of the dire straits the company finds itself in. As of 11:26 a.m. EDT, the stock was down 9.7%.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Jason Industries, Inc.(JASN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PlayAGS (NYSE: AGS) and Jason Industries (NASDAQ:JASN) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Bunge Limited(BG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Burren Capital Advisors LtdMonsanto Co (MON) – 77,300 shares, 36.53% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 26.41%NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI) – 49,500 shares, 23.46% of the total portfolio. New PositionDell-VMWare Tracking Stock (DVMT) – 57,930 shares, 17.17% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 5.52%Time Warner Inc (TWX) – 30,800 shares, 11.8% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.77%Bunge Ltd (BG) – 25,050 shares, 7.5% of

  • [By Zacks]

    It goes without saying that companies that export huge amounts of farm products to China stand to be the winners. Shares of The Andersons, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANDE) jumped 1.6%, while Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) increased 0.4% on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bunge Ltd (NYSE:BG) insider Jerry Matthews Simmons, Jr. sold 4,122 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.30, for a total value of $289,776.60. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 10,068 shares in the company, valued at approximately $707,780.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Bunge Ltd. (NYSE: BG) has often been considered a global proxy for the price and trade issues around soybeans. Its shares were actually down 14 cents at $67.85 late Thursday morning (after opening up at $68.10). The 52-week range is $63.87 to $83.20, and the consensus target price is $86.70. That consensus target seems quite generous considering the major price slide that has been seen since February.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: International Game Technology(IGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This stock has been hit over the past month and is offering a nice entry point for investors. International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming. The company enables players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company was hit since doing a secondary in which a large shareholder did a forward sale, and it is offering a great entry point.International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming. The company enables players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    International Game Technology (NYSE:IGT) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock investors acquired 2,940 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 954% compared to the average volume of 279 put options.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    One of the reason suppliers like IGT (NYSE:IGT) and Scientific Games are reacting positively is because they’ll likely provide the betting infrastructure casinos use. IGT powers MGM’s playMGM app that takes sports bets in Nevada today. It could easily scale that technology nationwide. Scientific Games sees its OpenBet product suite providing similar solutions to its customers.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares rose 18.3 percent to $37.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.74 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) rose 12.1 percent to $2.69 in pre-market trading after surging 4.80 percent on Friday.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 10.9 percent to $109.75 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restarted its review of QUALCOMM Incorporated’s (NASDAQ: QCOM) proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) rose 10.6 percent to $15.20 in pre-market trading. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN) rose 10 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading.
    Vaxart, Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT) shares rose 8 percent to $5.54 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.19 percent on Friday.
    Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFIE) rose 7.3 percent to $4.58 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.22 percent on Friday.
    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) rose 7 percent to $22.49 in pre-market trading after falling 1.96 percent on Friday.
    Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) shares rose 6.9 percent to $9.16 in pre-market trading.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 5.7 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.92 percent on Friday.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) rose 5.4 percent to $19.70 in pre-market trading.
    Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: AGM) rose 5.2 percent to $92.95 in pre-market trading.
    International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) rose 5.2 percent to $29.94 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares rose 5.1 percent to $66.30 in the pre-market trading session.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading after climbing 15.66 percent on Friday.
    Finisar
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    An issue of International Game Technology (NYSE:IGT) debt fell 0.8% as a percentage of its face value during trading on Tuesday after the company announced weaker than expected quarterly earnings. The high-yield debt issue has a 6.5% coupon and is set to mature on February 15, 2025. The debt is now trading at $104.00 and was trading at $104.94 one week ago. Price changes in a company’s debt in credit markets often anticipate parallel changes in its share price. The company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by ($0.12). International Game Technology had a negative net margin of 21.64% and a positive return on equity of 10.28%. The firm had revenue of $1.21 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.16 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.29 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.7% on a year-over-year basis.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018

Shares of XL Capital Partners Co. (NYSE:XL) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eighteen analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $48.16.

A number of analysts have recently commented on XL shares. Deutsche Bank raised shares of XL Capital Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Citigroup boosted their target price on shares of XL Capital Partners from $40.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of XL Capital Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 10th. Barclays reissued an “overweight” rating and set a $50.00 target price (up from $42.00) on shares of XL Capital Partners in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of XL Capital Partners from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, February 26th.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: International Game Technology(IGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    One of the reason suppliers like IGT (NYSE:IGT) and Scientific Games are reacting positively is because they’ll likely provide the betting infrastructure casinos use. IGT powers MGM’s playMGM app that takes sports bets in Nevada today. It could easily scale that technology nationwide. Scientific Games sees its OpenBet product suite providing similar solutions to its customers.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This stock has been hit over the past month and is offering a nice entry point for investors. International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming. The company enables players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares rose 18.3 percent to $37.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.74 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) rose 12.1 percent to $2.69 in pre-market trading after surging 4.80 percent on Friday.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 10.9 percent to $109.75 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restarted its review of QUALCOMM Incorporated’s (NASDAQ: QCOM) proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) rose 10.6 percent to $15.20 in pre-market trading. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN) rose 10 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading.
    Vaxart, Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT) shares rose 8 percent to $5.54 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.19 percent on Friday.
    Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFIE) rose 7.3 percent to $4.58 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.22 percent on Friday.
    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) rose 7 percent to $22.49 in pre-market trading after falling 1.96 percent on Friday.
    Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) shares rose 6.9 percent to $9.16 in pre-market trading.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 5.7 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.92 percent on Friday.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) rose 5.4 percent to $19.70 in pre-market trading.
    Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: AGM) rose 5.2 percent to $92.95 in pre-market trading.
    International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) rose 5.2 percent to $29.94 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares rose 5.1 percent to $66.30 in the pre-market trading session.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading after climbing 15.66 percent on Friday.
    Finisar
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    International Game Technology (NYSE:IGT) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock investors acquired 2,940 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 954% compared to the average volume of 279 put options.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: MBIA, Inc.(MBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market finished lower on Friday, with triple-digit losses for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and modest declines of as much as half a percent for other major benchmarks. A mix of economic and political news kept investors on their toes to end the week, as fears of a possible attack on Syria watered down some of the potential upside that could have stemmed from solid earnings results from the banking sector during the morning. Even though many investors have pretty positive expectations going into earnings season, some companies suffered from disappointing news that sent their shares lower. Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET), Dropbox (NASDAQ:DBX), and MBIA (NYSE:MBI) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Unit Corporation(UNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: California Resources Corporation(CRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a strong day on Wall Street, as major benchmarks finished higher by 1% to 2%. Market participants focused their attention on the April jobs report, which included a drop in the unemployment rate to 3.9%, its lowest level in more than 17 years. Nonfarm payroll gains of 164,000 weren’t extremely strong, and some saw wage growth of just 2.6% as bad news for workers. Yet from many investors’ perspective, weak wage growth is actually a positive, as it indicates a lack of inflationary pressure that’s good for most stocks. Good news regarding several key individual companies also helped stoke favorable sentiment. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC), and California Resources (NYSE:CRC) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares rose 35.8 percent to $3.00.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares surged 32 percent to $8.94 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) gained 29.6 percent to $24.62. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares rose 26.8 percent to $32.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) gained 25 percent to $7.185 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares climbed 23.7 percent to $122.87 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.2 percent to $8.4999 after reporting Q2 results.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) gained 22.2 percent to $41.27 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 22.2 percent to $57.955 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) jumped 19.7 percent to $6.12 after reporting Q1 results.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 16.4 percent to $21.00 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares rose 16.4 percent to $12.21 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares gained 14.9 percent to $63.75 following Q1 results.
    Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) shares climbed 14.5 percent to $23.98 folloiwng strong Q1 results.
    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) climbed 12.6 percent to $25.40 after reporting Q1 earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY) shares gained 10 percent to $19.59 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7 percent to $10.09 following Q3 r
  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of California Resources Corp (NYSE:CRC)are skyrocketing today, up 23% as of 10:58 a.m. EDT, after the company reported surprisingly strong first-quarter results.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Town Sports International Holdings, Inc.(CLUB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ClubCoin (CLUB) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the
    Proof of Stake hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was October 21st, 2015. ClubCoin’s total supply is 99,422,559 coins. ClubCoin’s official Twitter account is @clubcoin_co and its Facebook page is accessible here. The official website for ClubCoin is clubcoin.co.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: “Town Sports International (CLUB) Rating Reiterated by Imperial Capital” 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 copied illegally and reposted in violation of U.S. and international trademark and copyright law. The original version of this story can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3370451/town-sports-international-club-rating-reiterated-by-imperial-capital.html.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019

President Trump’s temporary SEC chief has already taken steps to curb the agency’s ability to go after financial crime.

Now, four top Democratic senators are raising the alarm. In a letter Wednesday, senators Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown, Robert Menendez, and Brian Schatz called on the agency’s inspector general to examine whether Acting Chairman Michael Piwowar overstepped his authority by scaling back the agency’s investigative powers and moving to potentially roll back two agency rules.

Lawmakers questioned whether Piwowar’s actions “exceed his authority” as the interim head of the agency. They are concerned that his moves violated agency procedures because they were taken without a minimum number of commissioners to approve new regulations. Only three out of the five SEC’s commissioners seats are currently filled.

“We ask that you conduct an investigation into each of these decisions to determine whether they are legally permissible,” the senators wrote.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Lennox International, Inc.(LII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $5.75 billion before the opening bell. Halliburton shares fell 0.06 percent to $51.93 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) to post quarterly earnings at $9.33 per share on revenue of $30.31 billion after the closing bell. Alphabet shares gained 0.24 percent to $1,079.88 in after-hours trading.
    Before the markets open, Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $815.16 million. Lennox shares dropped 2.84 percent to close at $197.08 on Friday.
    HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) reported retirement of its CEO Stan A. Askren and appointment of Jeffrey D. Lorenger as new CEO. HNI also reported strong earnings for its first quarter. HNI shares fell 3.17 percent to $34.20 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) to have earned $0.35 per share on revenue of $822.15 million in the latest quarter. Hasbro will release earnings before the markets open. Hasbro shares fell 0.39 percent to $82.49 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $4.60 billion.
    Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $5.75 billion.
    Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $815.16 million.
    Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $1.82 billion.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $822.15 million.
    Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LECO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $729.83 million.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $251.93 million.
    FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $3.43 billion.
    Koninklijke Philips NV (ADR) (NYSE: PHG) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE: BOH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $162.39 million.
    Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $1.72 billion.

     

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACBFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF) and Organigram Holdings (NASDAQOTH:OGRMF) have taken investors on a roller-coaster ride so far in 2018. Both marijuana stocks have experienced multiple swings of 10% or more. Both Aurora and Organigram also appear to berebounding in recent days.

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Here are some of the top marijuana stocks in U.S. exchanges and how the performed this week:

    22nd Century Group Inc (NYSE: XXII): up 9.4 percent
    Aphria Inc (OTC: APHQF): up 0.6 percent
    Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTC: ACBFF): up 4.6 percent
    Cannabis Sativa Inc (OTC: CBDS): up 1.7 percent
    CannTrust Holdings Inc (OTC: CNTTF): up 22.8 percent
    Canopy Growth Corp (OTC: TWMJF): up 7.6 percent
    Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON): down 13.5 percent
    GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR (NASDAQ: GWPH): up 3.8 percent
    Hiku Brands Company Ltd(OTC: DJACF): down 4.3 percent
    India Globalization Capital, Inc. (NYSE: IGC): up 5 percent
    MassRoots Inc (OTC: MSRT): up 12.1 percent
    MedReleaf Corp(OTC: MEDFF): up 16.8 percent
    Scotts Miracle-Gro Co (NYSE: SMG): down 3.3 percent
    THC Biomed Intl Ltd (OTC: THCBF): down 3.8 percent
    Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ZYNE): down 1.4 percent
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  • [By Sean Williams]

    As a result, Canadian cannabis growers have been expanding their capacity as quickly as their balance sheets will allow. Arguably, none has been more aggressive than Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF).

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF) did it again. In February, the Canadian marijuana grower posted fantasticfiscal second-quarter results. On Tuesday, Aurora announced its Q3 results. And the company once again hit the ball out of the park, with CEO Terry Booth pointing to Aurora’s “exceptional performance across all functions.”

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Bloomin' Brands, Inc.(BLMN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited(CCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares shot up 52 percent to $7.235 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares gained 24.2 percent to $21.80 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 22 percent to $2.625 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) jumped 21.3 percent to $411.871 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 17 percent to $3.10 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) rose 15.9 percent to $18.34 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) gained 15.6 percent to $12.20 following Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) surged 14.4 percent to $260.3901 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) gained 13.8 percent to $3.70.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 13.5 percent to $29.815 after reporting strong Q1 results.
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 13.5 percent to $38.30 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 13.1 percent to $10.985 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) shares gained 11.8 percent to $63.59 following Q1 results. California Water Service Group made an offer for SJW.
    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) climbed 9.8 percent to $278.40 following Q1 results.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS)

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Potlatch Corporation(PCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) was upgraded by equities researchers at Vertical Research to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Monday, The Fly reports. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America bought a new position in PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 78,505 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $4,086,000. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America owned approximately 0.19% of PotlatchDeltic at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: International Game Technology(IGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares rose 18.3 percent to $37.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.74 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) rose 12.1 percent to $2.69 in pre-market trading after surging 4.80 percent on Friday.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 10.9 percent to $109.75 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restarted its review of QUALCOMM Incorporated’s (NASDAQ: QCOM) proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) rose 10.6 percent to $15.20 in pre-market trading. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN) rose 10 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading.
    Vaxart, Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT) shares rose 8 percent to $5.54 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.19 percent on Friday.
    Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFIE) rose 7.3 percent to $4.58 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.22 percent on Friday.
    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) rose 7 percent to $22.49 in pre-market trading after falling 1.96 percent on Friday.
    Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) shares rose 6.9 percent to $9.16 in pre-market trading.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 5.7 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.92 percent on Friday.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) rose 5.4 percent to $19.70 in pre-market trading.
    Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: AGM) rose 5.2 percent to $92.95 in pre-market trading.
    International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) rose 5.2 percent to $29.94 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares rose 5.1 percent to $66.30 in the pre-market trading session.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading after climbing 15.66 percent on Friday.
    Finisar
  • [By Travis Hoium]

    One of the reason suppliers like IGT (NYSE:IGT) and Scientific Games are reacting positively is because they’ll likely provide the betting infrastructure casinos use. IGT powers MGM’s playMGM app that takes sports bets in Nevada today. It could easily scale that technology nationwide. Scientific Games sees its OpenBet product suite providing similar solutions to its customers.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This stock has been hit over the past month and is offering a nice entry point for investors. International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming. The company enables players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.(AEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) shares gapped down prior to trading on Monday following insider selling activity. The stock had previously closed at $23.63, but opened at $23.10. American Eagle Outfitters shares last traded at $22.77, with a volume of 5083198 shares traded.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) also is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results Thursday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.44 in EPS and $1.21 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $20.27. The consensus price target is $19.31, and the 52-week range is $10.23 to $20.46.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    In the fall 2017 survey, Hollister was listed as the fifth favorite brand for upper income teens. But in the spring 2018 survey, Hollister had dropped off the list — which was led by Nike (NYSE:NKE), American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), and Adidas, in that order.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Over time, several of these secondary brands have become core growth drivers for their parent companies, offsetting the weaker results of the rest of the business. Let’s look at three rising stars that fit that description — American Eagles’ (NYSE:AEO) Aerie, Abercrombie & Fitch’s (NYSE:ANF) Hollister, and Gap’s (NYSE:GPS) Athleta.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: NiSource, Inc(NI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wedbush Securities Inc. raised its holdings in NiSource (NYSE:NI) by 25.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 13,858 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,800 shares during the period. Wedbush Securities Inc.’s holdings in NiSource were worth $331,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMPH) disclosed that it received the FDA approval for Calcium Chloride injection.
    Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ: RPD) reported a proposed offering of 3 million shares.
    Yuma Energy Inc (NYSE: YUMA) reported a Q1 loss of $0.16 per share on sales of $5.646 million. The company also disclosed that it is actively seeking strategic alternatives.
    NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) disclosed a 24.96 million share common stock offering via selling holders.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion after the closing bell. Agilent shares rose 0.86 percent to close at $69.45 on Friday.
    Analysts expect Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL) to report quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $438.40 million before the opening bell. Hanwha Q CELLS shares fell 0.29 percent to close at $6.92 on Friday.
    NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) disclosed a 24.96 million share common stock offering via selling holders. NiSource shares rose 0.08 percent to close at $24.93 on Friday.
    Analysts are expecting Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) to have earned $0.18 per share on revenue of $3.10 billion in the latest quarter. Vipshop will release earnings after the markets close. Vipshop shares rose 0.20 percent to $15.14 in after-hours trading.

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Magyar Bancorp Inc.(MGYR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Magyar Bancorp (NASDAQ:MGYR) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Magyar Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 48.0770691063571 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: j2 Global, Inc.(JCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    J2 Global (NASDAQ:JCOM) Director W Brian Kretzmer sold 5,942 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.25, for a total value of $518,439.50. Following the transaction, the director now owns 6,764 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $590,159. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Regions Financial Will Go Higher – Cramer’s Lightning Round (5/17/18)

Stocks discussed on the Lightning Round segment of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money Program, Thursday, May 17.

Bullish Calls

Altaba (NASDAQ:AABA): That’s what is left of Yahoo, and Cramer likes it.

Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE:LYG): It’s okay, but Cramer said he prefers JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) instead.

Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST): Book profits on half and let the rest run.

Regions Financial Corp. (NYSE:RF): This is a good bank that has had a big run. It will go higher.

Banco Santander (NYSE:SAN): It’s not great but it’s okay, as it is struggling with the rest of Europe.

Bearish Calls

International Game Technology (NYSE:IGT): Cramer does not see a growth catalyst for the company.

PolarityTE (NASDAQ:COOL): The stock has had a big run. It’s time to book profits.

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Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019

The cost of providing health insurance to a companys employees grew nearly 7% last year, extending not only a long-standing streak of rising costs, but accelerating that trend. Indeed, between 2002 and 2016, the average amount of money a family of four spent on health care each year grew a whopping 180%.

Putting it bluntly: Regardless of whos paying the bill (and how), health care has become expensive.

Its not surprising, then, that corporations that are at least partially responsible for providing employees with health insurance are finally pushing back against an industry that has had little incentive to contain costs.

What is surprising is the collection of strange bedfellows that are uniting to stop unbridled health-care costs: Amazon.com (AMZN, $1,450.89), Warren Buffetts Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B, $214.38) and mega-bank JPMorgan Chase (JPM, $115.67). The trio just announced a joint venture intended to check the rise in health costs while concurrently enhancing patient satisfaction and outcomes.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Pinnacle West Capital Corporation(PNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of America upgraded shares of Pinnacle West Capital (NYSE:PNW) from an underperform rating to a neutral rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning, Marketbeat.com reports. Bank of America currently has $81.00 target price on the utilities provider’s stock. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW) was raised to Outperform from Neutral and the price target was raised to $87 from $85 at Credit Suisse.

    Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $140 from $125 at JMP Securities.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Atria Investments LLC cut its stake in shares of Pinnacle West Capital Co. (NYSE:PNW) by 49.5% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 4,651 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 4,560 shares during the period. Atria Investments LLC’s holdings in Pinnacle West Capital were worth $371,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Square, Inc.(SQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in shares of Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ) by 2.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 259,454 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 5,500 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned 0.07% of Square worth $12,765,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    This is going to be an article about how Square (NYSE:SQ) is building out a broad ecosystem of merchant services. About how the products it has brought to market since 2014 — like Square Capital and Instant Deposit, among others — accounted for 36% of the company’s adjusted revenue in the fourth quarter last year.About how each new product one of Square’s merchants’ takes pulls it deeper into the ecosystem Square is building.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    There’s no denying Square’s (NYSE:SQ) momentum recently. In its first quarter, Square’s adjusted revenue and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) jumped 51% and 33% year over year, respectively. Further, it’s not just one or two products driving Square’s growth. The company is seeing notable growth across gross payment volume (GPV), Square Capital, instant deposit, caviar, invoices, virtual terminal, and other products.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Financial technology and mobile payments company Square (NYSE:SQ)rose more than 4% on Tuesday after the company announceda new platform for helping restaurants streamline their operations. The stock’s gain adds to a recent bullish runafter the company’s first-quarter earnings report. Shares are up more than 10% in May.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: International Game Technology(IGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    One of the reason suppliers like IGT (NYSE:IGT) and Scientific Games are reacting positively is because they’ll likely provide the betting infrastructure casinos use. IGT powers MGM’s playMGM app that takes sports bets in Nevada today. It could easily scale that technology nationwide. Scientific Games sees its OpenBet product suite providing similar solutions to its customers.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares rose 18.3 percent to $37.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.74 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) rose 12.1 percent to $2.69 in pre-market trading after surging 4.80 percent on Friday.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 10.9 percent to $109.75 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restarted its review of QUALCOMM Incorporated’s (NASDAQ: QCOM) proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) rose 10.6 percent to $15.20 in pre-market trading. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN) rose 10 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading.
    Vaxart, Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT) shares rose 8 percent to $5.54 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.19 percent on Friday.
    Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFIE) rose 7.3 percent to $4.58 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.22 percent on Friday.
    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) rose 7 percent to $22.49 in pre-market trading after falling 1.96 percent on Friday.
    Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) shares rose 6.9 percent to $9.16 in pre-market trading.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 5.7 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.92 percent on Friday.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) rose 5.4 percent to $19.70 in pre-market trading.
    Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: AGM) rose 5.2 percent to $92.95 in pre-market trading.
    International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) rose 5.2 percent to $29.94 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares rose 5.1 percent to $66.30 in the pre-market trading session.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading after climbing 15.66 percent on Friday.
    Finisar
  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This stock has been hit over the past month and is offering a nice entry point for investors. International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming. The company enables players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: NextEra Energy Partners, LP(NEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP) operates and manages energy assets that have a cleaner profile, such as natural gas pipelines and wind and solar power-generating facilities. The other common denominator is that the company secured long-term contracts for the power these assets produce as well as the capacity of its pipelines, which provides it with relatively steady cash flow. That gives it money with which to pay a lucrative distribution that currently yields 4%.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: MKS Instruments, Inc.(MKSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) Director Richard S. Chute sold 1,988 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $110.75, for a total value of $220,171.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 10,103 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,118,907.25. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) Director Peter Hanley sold 250 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $113.70, for a total transaction of $28,425.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 3,241 shares in the company, valued at $368,501.70. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Sports Betting Opens New World For Gaming Companies

Casinos and gaming suppliers are tripping over themselves to show how excited they are about the Supreme Court overturning a law that banned sports betting in every state in the U.S. except Nevada. Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR), MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM), and Scientific Games (NASDAQ:SGMS) all released statements in support of the potential of expanded sports betting with Scientific Games saying it could be the “greatest wave of gaming expansion in the United States in the past 20 years.”

There’s no question that sports betting is already big business and legal sports betting is a big opportunity. But it could be years before laws are passed nationwide allowing for sports betting, and, as investors, we don’t know how the move will play out.

Person betting on sports on mobile phone.

Image source: Getty Images.

The opportunity

Legalizing sports betting will bring an industry worth tens of billions of dollars per year out of the shadows of illegal betting, but it’s unclear just how big sportsbooks will be to casinos. The American Gaming Association estimates $150 billion is bet on sports per year, but that’s likely on the high side of the opportunity. Jay Zagorsky recently wrote that the sports betting industry would be about $67 billion if it matches the level of play that the U.K. does per person.

Nevada saw about $4.8 billion bet at sportsbooks in 2017, so a range of $67 billion to $150 billion is probably correct for legal sports betting across the U.S. But keep in mind that each state will have to pass its own laws to govern sports betting.

Casinos and gaming suppliers could have a huge win on their hands

If sports betting is legalized in a large number of states, it isn’t as if there will be a sportsbook on every corner. In Nevada, players have to deposit money at a casino sportsbook before they can bet on games. But from there they can bet anywhere in the state. If that becomes a model for the rest of the country, all gaming companies will need is the ability to intake betting dollars and have an app for users to place bets through. Companies like Caesars, which has gaming licenses in 13 states, or Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN), which has 20 jurisdictions, have the broad footprint to build out their sportsbook infrastructure quickly.

One of the reason suppliers like IGT (NYSE:IGT) and Scientific Games are reacting positively is because they’ll likely provide the betting infrastructure casinos use. IGT powers MGM’s playMGM app that takes sports bets in Nevada today. It could easily scale that technology nationwide. Scientific Games sees its OpenBet product suite providing similar solutions to its customers.

It’s not yet clear whether online sports betting in the absence of a physical location will be broadly legalized. For example, The Stars Group, which owns PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, Full Tilt, and other online betting brands is hoping to get in on the sportsbook action in the U.S. The company already has millions of customers on its platforms and great brand awareness. But a lack of physical locations could limit its entrance into U.S. sports betting, so the rules of the game state by state will be important for investors to watch.

Not all sports leagues are as excited as casinos

Some sports leagues are pushing back against legalized sports betting. The NCAA is against betting and the NFL has called for Congress to enact a framework for betting, rather than leave it entirely up to the states. The NBA also supported a regulatory framework on a federal level.

The NBA, MLB, and even PGA Tour are also trying to capitalize on the opportunity with what they’re calling an “integrity fee,” hoping to take a cut of any money gambled on their league. That hasn’t been received well by casinos, but the leagues are trying to get in on the action if they can.

Bringing sports betting out of the shadows is going to get a lot of attention from gaming companies, and those allowed to take take a part of the action could see billions of dollars in new revenue.

Top 5 Performing Companies To Watch In Right Now

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Top 5 Performing Companies To Watch In Right Now: PulteGroup, Inc.(PHM)

 

PulteGroup, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the homebuilding business in the United States. The company is involved in the acquisition and development of land primarily for residential purposes; and the construction of housing on land. It offers various home designs, including single-family detached houses, townhouses, condominiums, and duplexes under the Pulte Homes, Del Webb, Centex, DiVosta Homes, John Wieland Homes, and Neighborhoods brand names. As of December 31, 2015, the company controlled 138,079 lots, which included 95,919 company owned lots and 42,160 lots under land option agreements. It also arranges financing through the origination of mortgage loans, principally for homebuyers; sells the servicing rights for the originated loans; and provides title insurance policies, and examination and closing services to homebuyers. The company was formerly known as Pulte Homes, Inc. and changed its name to PulteGroup, Inc. in March 2010. PulteGroup, Inc. was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Eileen Rojas]

    PulteGroup has high growth expectations
    PulteGroup (NYSE: PHM  ) reported $36 million, or $0.09 per share, of net income for its second quarter ended June 30. Net income included charges for several events that took place in the quarter. In the prior year’s quarter, the company reported net income of $42 million, or $0.11 per share. CEO Richard J. Dugas Jr. believes the housing market is on track to a long-term recovery. He finds that consumers see good value in the market, despite a limited supply of housing inventory, rising prices, and higher interest rates.

  • [By Morgan Housel]

    2. Homebuilders adding to supply. Homebuilders recently discovered something that’s been elusive for years: the ability to raise prices. The balance they now need to strike is how much to ramp up supply versus holding back supply to maximize prices. PulteGroup (NYSE: PHM  ) CEO Richard Dugas said earlier this year: “In a number of communities across the country, demand has been so strong that we have taken action to slow the overall pace of sales.”

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Lee offers 22 stocks that could benefit from the correlation trade: Western Digital (WDC), Xerox (XRX), First Solar, Ford Motor, Best Buy (BBY), PulteGroup (PHM), AutoNation (AN), Textron (TXT), Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC), Mosaic, BB&T (BBT), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB),Loews (L), Regions Financial (RF), KeyCorp (KEY), Comerica (CMA), Leucadia National (LUK), Zions Bancorp (ZION), Valero Energy (VLO), Marathon Oil, Cardinal Health (CAH), and Pepco Holdings (POM).

  • [By CNNMoney Staff]

    Housing stocks were among the biggest winners, with shares of Pulte Group (PHM), DR Horton (DHI), and Lennar (LEN) all up sharply.

    Traders on StockTwits said investors may be betting on the group as Summers’ decision to drop out from the Fed chief race could be good for the housing market. With Treasury yields falling, the hope is that mortgages rates might do the same.

Top 5 Performing Companies To Watch In Right Now: Newmont Mining Corporation(NEM)

 

Newmont Mining Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the mining industry. It primarily acquires, develops, explores for, and produces gold, silver, and copper. The companys operations and/or assets are located in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, and Suriname. As of December 31, 2015, it had proven and probable gold reserves of 73.7 million ounces and an aggregate land position of approximately 20,000 square miles. The company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Profit Confidential]

    In its second-quarter corporate earnings report, Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM), another massive gold producer, said the company reduced its exploration spending by $362 million from the same period in 2012. (Source: Newmont Mining Corporation, July 25, 2013.)

  • [By John Divine]

    Whenever the world looks like it’s not about to crash and burn, the price of gold seems to face headwinds. The precious metal, seen as a safe-haven in uncertain times, often gains in the face of disaster, and with the drums of war ebbing today, so did gold. That means tougher times for gold miners like Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM  ) , which lost 3.9% Tuesday as gold fell 1.6% to $1,364 an ounce.

  • [By Aubrey Pringle]

    Barrick Gold Corp. dropped 5.5 percent as the precious metal slumped the most since July. Newmont Mining Corp. (NEM), the largest U.S. gold producer, lost 4.2 percent. Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU) tumbled 5.4 percent after cutting its earnings forecast. Walt Disney Co. rallied 2.4 percent after saying it would buy back as much as $8 billion in shares. Pandora Media Inc. jumped 12 percent to a record after naming digital-advertising veteran Brian McAndrews as its new chief executive officer.

  • [By Nelson Hem]

    Wall Street doesn't seem too hopeful, judging by the consensus earnings estimates for Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE: ABX) and Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE: NEM), both of which are expected to post quarterly results this week.

Top 10 Industrial Conglomerate Stocks To Own For 2016: International Game Technology(IGT)

 

International Game Technology PLC operates and provides a range of services and technology products across lotteries, machine gaming, sports betting, and interactive gaming markets in North America, Asia, and Europe. It provides online lottery transaction processing systems; a suite of lottery-enabled point-of-sale terminals; supplies instant ticket games; and provides printing services, instant ticket marketing plans, graphic design, programming, production, packaging, and shipping and delivery services. The company also provides video lottery terminals (VLT), VLT central systems, and VLT games to government customers; video and traditional mechanical reel slot machines and casino systems to casino operators; and amusement with prize machines and games to licensed operators, as well as designs, develops, manufactures, and provides cabinets, games, systems, and software. In addition, it is involved in the provision of sports b etting platform that offers betting on sporting events, motor sports, and non-sporting events, such as entertainment, music, culture, and current affairs; transaction processing of commercial transactions, such as prepaid cellular telephone recharges, prepaid mobile data, prepaid electricity and other utility bill payments, credit card transactions, social security contributions and payments, and prepaid cards; and collection, processing, and network services on behalf of third parties, as well as in the issuing of electronic money through immediate conversion of funds. Further, the company provides interactive games, such as poker, casino games, bingo, iLottery, sports betting, horseracing, and skill-based games. The company was formerly known as GTECH S.p.A. and changed its name to International Game Technology PLC in April 2015. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    Analysts at Sterne Agee noted on Monday that International Game Technology’s (IGT) fiscal 2014 growth is stronger than it appears. As such, the analysts raised the price target on the casino gaming equipment manufacturer.

    The analysts maintain a “Buy” rating on IGT and now see shares reaching $25, up from the previous target of $23. This new price target suggests a 23% upside to the stock’s Friday closing price of $20.32.

    “Excluding FY13 Canadian VLT sales, which do not recur in FY14, consensus FY14 EPS growth is ~14% versus ‘in-print’ consensus EPS growth of ~4%,” Sterne Agee analyst David Bain said. “We believe IGT’s peer-low stock valuation is partly driven by a misinterpretation of forward growth using ‘in-print’ FY14 EPS projections.”

    Futhermore, the firm raised IGT’s fourth quarter EPS estimates from 33 cents to 34 cents.

    IGT shares were inactive during pre-market trading on Monday. The stock is up 43.4% year-to-date.

Top 5 Performing Companies To Watch In Right Now: McEwen Mining Inc.(MUX)

 

McEwen Mining Inc. explores for, develops, produces, and sells precious and base metals in Argentina, Mexico, and the United States. It primarily explores for gold, silver, and copper. The companys principal assets consist of a 49% interest in the San Jos茅 Mine in Santa Cruz, Argentina; the El Gallo 1 mine and El Gallo 2 project in Sinaloa, Mexico; the Gold Bar project in Nevada, the United States; and the Los Azules copper project in San Juan, Argentina It covers an area of approximately 730 square miles and comprises 146 mining concessions consisting of 71 approved mining claims; 54 claims that are in the application process for mining claim status; and 21 claims, principally that are for exploration only. The company was formerly known as US Gold Corporation and changed its name to McEwen Mining Inc. in January 2012. McEwen Mining Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, basic materials shares dropped by 0.51 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE: CLF), down 6 percent, and McEwen Mining Inc (NYSE: MUX), down 6 percent.

Top 5 Performing Companies To Watch In Right Now: Clean Diesel Technologies Inc.(CDTI)

Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. engages in the manufacture and distribution of emissions control systems and products for heavy duty diesel and light duty vehicle markets. The company operates in two divisions, Heavy Duty Diesel Systems and Catalyst. The Heavy Duty Diesel Systems division designs and manufactures verified exhaust emissions control solutions that are used to reduce exhaust emissions created by on-road, off-road, and stationary diesel and alternative fuel engines, including propane and natural gas. Its products include closed crankcase ventilation systems, diesel oxidation catalysts, diesel particulate filters, Platinum Plus fuel-borne catalysts, ARIS selective catalytic reduction reagents, catalyzed wire mesh diesel particulate filters, alternative fuel products, and exhaust accessories. This division offers its products for original equipment manufacturers of heavy duty diesel equipment, such as mining equipment, vehicles, generator sets, and construction equipment, as well as retrofit customers consisting of school districts, municipalities, and other fleet operators. The Catalyst division produces catalyst formulations using its proprietary MPC technology for gasoline, diesel, and natural gas induced emissions. Its products comprise catalysts for gasoline engines, diesel engines, and energy applications. This division supplies its catalysts to automotive manufacturers and large heavy duty diesel engine manufacturers. The company sells its products through a network of distributors and dealers, and its direct sales force worldwide. Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. is based in Ventura, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTI) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.18 per share on revenue of $10.25 million.

    Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $22.10 million.

Hot Mid Cap Companies To Own For 2016

Cowen’s Oliver Chen and team cut their rating on Tiffany (TIF) to Market Perform from Outperform, citing “uncontrollable risks,” and stating a preference forSignet Jewelers (SIG). They explain:

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We lower our rating on Tiffany to Market Perform and reduce our price target to $70 (from $75), assuming a lower P/E multiple of ~18x FY16 of $3.78E. We note Tiffany’s valuation does appears inexpensive at a current P/E of ~16x vs. sector avg. of ~17x. While we acknowledge a potential M&A/take-private could be a possibility if Tiffany’s valuation remains depressed, we prefer not to build our thesis on potential M&A interest protecting downside. Instead, we monitor near-term challenges and wait to gain better visibility on positive catalysts for revenue & earnings growth.

Hot Mid Cap Companies To Own For 2016: Discover Financial Services(DFS)

Discover Financial Services, a bank holding company, offers direct banking and payment services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. The Direct Banking segment offers Discover card-branded credit cards to individuals and small businesses that are accepted on the Discover Network. This segment also provides other consumer banking products and services, including personal loans, student loans, and prepaid cards, as well as other consumer lending and deposit products, such as certificates of deposit, money market accounts, online savings accounts, and individual retirement account. The Payment Services segment operates the PULSE network, an automated teller machine, debit, and electronic funds transfer network; the Diners Club International network, a global payments network; and third-party issuing business, which includes credit, debit, and prepaid cards issued on the Discover Network by third parties. The company was found ed in 1986 and is based in Riverwoods, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Spencer White]

    The analyst believes AmEx has a “less competitive edge” in the volume game, and concluded with a warning to avoid the stock. He recommended that investors looking for transaction or card loan exposure should look to Visa Inc (NYSE: V) and Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS), respectively.

Hot Mid Cap Companies To Own For 2016: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

The Wendy’s Company operates as a quick-service hamburger company in the United States. The company, through its subsidiary, Wendy’s International, Inc., operates as a franchisor of the Wendy’s restaurant system. As of December 26, 2011, the Wendy’s system comprised approximately 6,500 franchise and company restaurants in the United States and the United States territories, as well as in 26 other countries worldwide. The company was formerly known as Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. and changed its name to The Wendy’s Company in July 2011. The Wendy’s Company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Jubak, Senior Markets Editor, MoneyShow.com]

    It’s hard for any company to raise prices in the current non-inflationary environment. But it’s especially hard right now for operators of fast food restaurants, given the intense price competition in a very crowded marketplace. McDonald’s sales growth in recent quarters has been driven by the success of its Dollar Menu, so raising prices in that segment are a big deal for the company. In addition, pushback from franchisees who say they can’t afford to refurbish their stores, given higher charges from McDonald’s hits at one of McDonald’s key advantages in its market—it’s ability to refresh stores more frequently than competitors. A McDonald’s refresh at $600,000 on average, according to the company, costs substantially more than a remodel at Burger King (BKW) at $300,000 or Wendy’s (WEN) at $375,000 for the least expensive version. McDonald’s restaurants average $2.5 million in annual sales.

Top 10 Companies To Watch In Right Now: CarMax Inc(KMX)

CarMax, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of used vehicles in the United States. It also sells vehicles that do not meet its retail standards to licensed dealers through on-site wholesale auctions, as well as sells new vehicles under franchise agreements. In addition, the company provides customers financing alternatives through its finance operation, CarMax Auto Finance, as well as through its third-party financing providers. Further, it offers a range of other related products and services, including the sale of extended service plans, guaranteed asset protection, and accessories; the appraisal and purchase of vehicles directly from consumers; and vehicle repair services. As of December 21, 2011, the company operated 107 used car superstores in 52 markets. CarMax, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul R. La Monica]

    The two companies he’s targeting in this sector are user car dealer CarMax (KMX) and motorcycle king Harley-Davidson (HOG). He said both have been very aggressive.

  • [By Rich Bieglmeier]

    On Tuesday, September 24, CarMax Inc. (KMX) will release sales and earnings for the second quarter ended August 31, 2013 and will host a conference call for investors at 9:00 a.m. ET.

Hot Mid Cap Companies To Own For 2016: International Game Technology(IGT)

 

International Game Technology PLC operates and provides a range of services and technology products across lotteries, machine gaming, sports betting, and interactive gaming markets in North America, Asia, and Europe. It provides online lottery transaction processing systems; a suite of lottery-enabled point-of-sale terminals; supplies instant ticket games; and provides printing services, instant ticket marketing plans, graphic design, programming, production, packaging, and shipping and delivery services. The company also provides video lottery terminals (VLT), VLT central systems, and VLT games to government customers; video and traditional mechanical reel slot machines and casino systems to casino operators; and amusement with prize machines and games to licensed operators, as well as designs, develops, manufactures, and provides cabinets, games, systems, and software. In addition, it is involved in the provision of sports b etting platform that offers betting on sporting events, motor sports, and non-sporting events, such as entertainment, music, culture, and current affairs; transaction processing of commercial transactions, such as prepaid cellular telephone recharges, prepaid mobile data, prepaid electricity and other utility bill payments, credit card transactions, social security contributions and payments, and prepaid cards; and collection, processing, and network services on behalf of third parties, as well as in the issuing of electronic money through immediate conversion of funds. Further, the company provides interactive games, such as poker, casino games, bingo, iLottery, sports betting, horseracing, and skill-based games. The company was formerly known as GTECH S.p.A. and changed its name to International Game Technology PLC in April 2015. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    Analysts at Sterne Agee noted on Monday that International Game Technology’s (IGT) fiscal 2014 growth is stronger than it appears. As such, the analysts raised the price target on the casino gaming equipment manufacturer.

    The analysts maintain a “Buy” rating on IGT and now see shares reaching $25, up from the previous target of $23. This new price target suggests a 23% upside to the stock’s Friday closing price of $20.32.

    “Excluding FY13 Canadian VLT sales, which do not recur in FY14, consensus FY14 EPS growth is ~14% versus ‘in-print’ consensus EPS growth of ~4%,” Sterne Agee analyst David Bain said. “We believe IGT’s peer-low stock valuation is partly driven by a misinterpretation of forward growth using ‘in-print’ FY14 EPS projections.”

    Futhermore, the firm raised IGT’s fourth quarter EPS estimates from 33 cents to 34 cents.

    IGT shares were inactive during pre-market trading on Monday. The stock is up 43.4% year-to-date.

Hot Mid Cap Companies To Own For 2016: Coach, Inc.(COH)

 

Coach, Inc. provides luxury accessories and lifestyle collections in the United States. The company offers handbags, rings, charms, small leather goods, and novelty accessories for women; and business cases, computer bags, messenger-style bags, totes, wallets, card cases, belts, and time management and electronic accessories for men. It also provides footwear products; seasonal lifestyle apparel collections, including outerwear, ready-to-wear, and cold weather accessories, such as gloves, scarves, and hats; jewelries comprising bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings made with sterling silver, leather, and non-precious metals; sunglasses; watches; and fragrances consisting of eau de perfume sprays, eau de toilette sprays, purse sprays, and body lotions. In addition, the company offers weekend and travel accessories, travel bags, and other lifestyle products. Further, it holds licensing rights to market and distribute footwea r, eyewear, watches, and fragrances under the Coach brand name. The company markets its products to consumers through a network of company-operated stores comprising Internet in North America; and Coach-operated stores and concession shop-in-shops in Japan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, South Korea, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Belgium, and the Netherlands. It also sells its products to wholesale customers and distributors in approximately 45 countries. As of June 27, 2015, the company operated 258 Coach retail and 204 Coach outlet leased stores located in North America; 503 Coach-operated concession shop-in-shops within department, retail, and outlet stores internationally; and 54 Stuart Weitzman stores. Coach, Inc. was founded in 1941 and is based in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of Michael Kors Holdings have soared 24% to $49.99 at 3:23 p.m. today, while Kate Spade (KATE) has risen 1.9% to $18.19, and Coach (COH) has dropped 0.5% to $37.02.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    But in the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world of the stock market, that was the past, and the present and future, well they don’t look so hot. For the third quarter, the Vera Bradley, which competes against Coach (COH) and Michael Kors (KORS), among others, now expects sales between$128 million to $130 million, below forecasts for about $147 million, and a profit of 30 cents to 35 cents, below forecasts for a 48-cent profit. In 2014, Vera Bradley expects sales of$535 million to $540 million, below forecasts for $575, while its earnings should come in between$1.47 and $1.52, below expectations of $1.72.And did I mention that its margins are expected to decline too?

Hot Mid Cap Companies To Own For 2016: International Business Machines Corporation(IBM)

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. Its Global Technology Services segment provides IT infrastructure and business process services, including strategic outsourcing, process, integrated technology, and maintenance services, as well as technology-based support services. The company?s Global Business Services segment offers consulting and systems integration, and application management services. Its Software segment offers middleware and operating systems software, such as WebSphere software to integrate and manage business processes; information management software for database and enterprise content management, information integration, data warehousing, business analytics and intelligence, performance management, and predictive analytics; Tivoli software for identity management, data security, storage management, and datacenter automation; Lotus software for collaboration, messaging, and so cial networking; rational software to support software development for IT and embedded systems; business intelligence software, which provides querying and forecasting tools; SPSS predictive analytics software to predict outcomes and act on that insight; and operating systems software. Its Systems and Technology segment provides computing and storage solutions, including servers, disk and tape storage systems and software, point-of-sale retail systems, and microelectronics. The company?s Global Financing segment provides lease and loan financing to end users and internal clients; commercial financing to dealers and remarketers of IT products; and remanufacturing and remarketing services. It serves financial services, public, industrial, distribution, communications, and general business sectors. The company was formerly known as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. and changed its name to International Business Machines Corporation in 1924. IBM was founded in 1910 and is base d in Armonk, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Abramowicz]

    International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), the largest computer-services provider, sold $1.25 billion of seven-year notes in May at a record low coupon of 1.625 percent. That compares with a 5.7 percent rate on 10-year debt issued in 2007 by the Armonk, New York-based company.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is about to become the most important DJIA stock of them all, as it is battling International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) as the highest stock price in the index. You just need to recall that the DJIA is price weighted, based on a stock’s nominal share price rather than on its market capitalization or economic contribution.