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Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019

In some cases, something you don’t really want becomes a value if the price gets low enough. That explains some fast-food value menus, and it contributes to the appeal of dollar stores.

But there are other items — think Miami Marlins tickets or a bottle of Mountain Dew — that you don’t want no matter the price. Something you don’t want doesn’t become a deal because it’s cheap. It becomes a burden you’re stuck with, like an ugly painting you have to hang up every time the aunt who gave it to you visits.

In my view, Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR) is all of those terrible things. Yes, it’s cheap, but that should not tempt investors. Buying a stock at a low price makes sense if there’s a reasonable expectation it will rise. Frontier seems like a deal compared with high-flying T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS), but as I see it, that’s like saying a broken-down scooter is a good deal compared with a new Porsche.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere has led the company on an impressive run. Image source: Getty Images.

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy 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.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) and DarioHealth (NASDAQ:DRIO) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Intuit Inc.(INTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Shares of Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) popped nearly 15% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, as investors cheered the tax, accounting, and personal finance software company’s solid second-quarter results.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    However, my stock pick in the high-switching-costs category is not a bank, though it’s involved in financial services. I believe Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) offers particularly “sticky” services. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps its two biggest products do: TurboTax and QuickBooks. 

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets have been under pressure once again by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Inflation levels are going through the roof… but the people in charge of managing it have been lying to Americans for years. Now it’s time to get even. Money Morning Liquidity Specialist Lee Adler has the perfect way to make a lot of money when no one is looking. Read it here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    Despite all of the political noise, both China and the United States have agreed to take a step back and seriously pursue talks that may prevent further tariff impositions. The biggest development on the trade front is that the Trump administration is considering a plan to lift a sales ban on Chinese mobile giant ZTE. Shares of Micron Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MU) are pushing higher after the company announced a $10 billion plan to buy back stock. Micron reported earnings on Monday, and the Boise-based firm easily topped Wall Street expectations. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) was pushing a bit higher on Tuesday as the firm prepared to address data privacy issues in Europe. The social media giant’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is set to speak before European lawmakers this morning. Zuckerberg will testify this morning, just three days after the European Union enforced more stringent laws on consumer data protection.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: GM, KSS, TSLA
    Shares of General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) were pushing higher after the auto giant reported that China will be lifting restrictions on U.S. automotive parts and cars. But GM isn’t the only beneficiary. Look for shares of Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (Nasdaq: FCAU) to also get a boost out of the Chinese economy. Shares of Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS) popped 5% after the firm beat earnings expectations and easily topped same-store sales during the first quarter. The company also raised its 2019 earnings numbers, which helped fuel investor sentiment. Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) are in focus

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    This has major financial institutions issuing warnings ahead of one of the biggest technological shifts in the history of the world.

    The Top Cryptocurrency Stories for Wednesday
    Yesterday, one of Bitcoin’s biggest proponents once again released an extremely bullish outlook on the cryptocurrency. Billionaire investor Tim Draper said Tuesday that “Bitcoin is bigger than the Internet,” and he also said its influence will be even bigger than the Industrial Revolution, the Renaissance, and the Iron Age. The statement comes after he released a recent price target of $250,000 by 2022. Not everyone is buying into Bitcoin’s post-tax season rally. Bill Harris, the former CEO of PayPal Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: PYPL) and Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), sounded off Tuesday in an op-ed piece titled “Bitcoin Is the Greatest Scam in History.” Harris called the cryptocurrency a “colossal pump-and-dump scheme” that has no precedent on the world stage. Bitcoin proponents immediately took to social media and online blogs to refute Harris’ arguments. Forbes contributor Kyle Torpey vented that Harris’ focus was misguided and took special issue with his claim that “Bitcoin has no value.” The crypto world has identified JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon as public enemy No. 1. Computer security pioneer and cryptocurrency guru John McAfee called out Dimon for attempting – and failing – to “end crypto.” McAfee lobbed a slew of accusations at the big banker via Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR). Finally, it wouldn’t be another day in the cryptocurrency markets without another unprovoked threat to Bitcoin. The latest comes from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In a recent issue of the MIT Technology Review, writers presented three scenarios that could “destroy Bitcoin.” The scenarios include a “government takeover” of the cryptocurrency, the “tokenization of everything” that involves a massive influx of tokens and makes Bitcoin less valuable, and a mas

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Babson Capital Corporate Investors(MCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Musiconomi (CURRENCY:MCI) traded 3.5% lower against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on June 24th. In the last week, Musiconomi has traded down 9.8% against the dollar. One Musiconomi token can now be bought for about $0.0241 or 0.00000390 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia and IDEX. Musiconomi has a total market capitalization of $667,175.00 and approximately $34.00 worth of Musiconomi was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Musiconomi (CURRENCY:MCI) traded 2.1% lower against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 22:00 PM ET on May 21st. One Musiconomi token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0421 or 0.00000507 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX and Cryptopia. During the last seven days, Musiconomi has traded down 0.9% against the dollar. Musiconomi has a market capitalization of $1.17 million and approximately $1,201.00 worth of Musiconomi was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Musiconomi (CURRENCY:MCI) traded 3.6% higher against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 17:00 PM ET on June 12th. One Musiconomi token can now be bought for about $0.0315 or 0.00000481 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX and Cryptopia. Musiconomi has a market capitalization of $872,903.00 and approximately $33.00 worth of Musiconomi was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, Musiconomi has traded up 2.8% against the dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Minnova Corp (CVE:MCI) shares hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as C$0.30 and last traded at C$0.31, with a volume of 0 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$0.31.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Musiconomi (CURRENCY:MCI) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 17:00 PM Eastern on February 10th. Musiconomi has a total market capitalization of $37,823.00 and $0.00 worth of Musiconomi was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Musiconomi token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0014 or 0.00000037 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last week, Musiconomi has traded flat against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Musiconomi (CURRENCY:MCI) traded down 6.7% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 13:00 PM ET on June 26th. Musiconomi has a market capitalization of $616,098.00 and approximately $280.00 worth of Musiconomi was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Musiconomi token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0223 or 0.00000360 BTC on major exchanges including IDEX and Cryptopia. Over the last week, Musiconomi has traded 19.2% lower against the dollar.

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Nordstrom Inc.(JWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Dan Loeb is looking to play in the emerging financial technology space. The hedge fund manager behind Third Point is looking to raise $400 million for Far Point Acquisition Corp., a so-called “blank check” acquisition company, he revealed in a regulatory filing: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    The flash Composite Purchasing Managers' Index for May will be released at 9:45 a.m. ET.
    New home sales report for April is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on petroleum inventories in the U.S. will be released at 10:30 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 5-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    The Federal Open Market Committee will issue minutes of its meeting at 2:00 p.m. ET.
    Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari is set to speak at 2:15 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Deutsche Bank upgrades Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) to Buy from Hold; Raises Price Target to $55 from $52
    Bernstein upgrades Celgene (NASDAQ: CELG) to Outperform
    Longbow Research downgrades Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK) to Neutral
    Stifel downgrades Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (NASDAQ: RRGB) to Hold, Lowers Price Target to $55

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  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    The news wasn’t all good early Thursday. Results from J.C. Penney Company Inc. (NYSE: JCP) appeared to disappoint investors, who sent shares down more than 11 percent in pre-market futures trading. The company said in a press release that its overall top-line sales came in below management’s expectations, blaming cold April weather. We’re not done with retail yet. Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) reports after the close today.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) may reopen plans for a leveraged buyout after good holiday results. According to The Wall Street Journal:

    The failed effort by the Nordstrom family to take the namesake department store chain private will be remembered as a missed opportunity amid the selloff in retailers’ stocks last fall.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) returned to earnings growth last quarter, as the reduced corporate tax rate helped the upscale retailer post a double-digit increase in earnings per share. Investors still dumped Nordstrom stock in after-hours trading on Thursday, punishing the company for weak comparable-store sales growth.

  • [By John Ballard]

    However, whether because of the tax act passed late last year, or something else, consumers are starting to shop again. And that is starting to benefit traditional department stores like Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) and Macy’s (NYSE:M). Both retailers have posted growth in comparable-store sales and have a strategy to increase their business online, where more people are choosing to shop.

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Zillow Group, Inc.(Z)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    First, they review the second-quarter data from online real estate giant Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG), which was bad, and its plan ahead, which looks scary. The company missed on revenue, and its guidance was weak, too, which would have been enough on its own to push shares lower. But the revelation that it was buying Mortgage Lenders of America did it no favors either. As Zillow moves into lending and house flipping, there’s a lot of fear among investors that it’s trying to elbow its way into some already crowded spaces where it’s strengths won’t translate.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Hill: Zillow’s (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG) second quarter revenue came in lower than expected. Shares of the real estate website operator down 14% this week. Jason, it was not just the weak revenue that Wall Street didn’t like.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Zillow (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG) CEO Spencer Rascoff cleared up some misconceptions about his company’s new homebuying and mortgage origination operations during its second-quarter earnings call. Investors may be underestimating just how large these businesses could become in the years ahead.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

A global leader in the medical device coating industry, Surmodics (SRDX) has been lately in the news and all for the right reasons. Since a few years back, the company has been trying to move away from just being a provider of coating technologies to medical device companies. Instead, the current growth strategy is targeted towards offering whole-product solutions that can target the interventional vascular segment, worldwide.

The heightened focus on product innovation, to position the company in the underserved peripheral arterial disease or PAD segment, is expected to help strengthen Surmodics overall margins.

Coupled with this positive strategy shift for its Medical Devices segment, the robust uptake of the companys In Vitro Diagnostics products is also emerging as a strong positive driver for Surmodics.

As Surmodics seems approaching closer to its target of double-digit revenue growth by end of 2019 and EBITDA margins at or above 30% by year 2021, the company has started making its presence felt on the investment arena. In this article, I will explain at length why I consider Surmodics to be a promising growth opportunity for retail investors in 2018.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: CIENA Corporation(CIEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    Has the Tide Turned in Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (BOOT) and Ciena Corporation (CIEN) Stocks? (nmsunews.com) Ciena (CIEN) SVP Sells $50,500.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Is Ciena Corporation (CIEN) In Search of Flying? (nmsunews.com) Ciena inks deals with Caucasus Online and GlobeNet (telecomlead.com) Ciena’s GeoMesh chosen to enhance submarine networks in Caucasus and Latin America (fibre-systems.com)

    Shares of Ciena stock opened at $25.30 on Friday. Ciena has a 12 month low of $19.40 and a 12 month high of $27.98. The company has a market cap of $3.66 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.98, a PEG ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 1.40. The company has a quick ratio of 1.79, a current ratio of 2.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its position in Ciena by 169.5% during the third quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 4,217,455 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $92,657,000 after buying an additional 2,652,791 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC increased its position in Ciena by 431.6% during the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 2,477,957 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $51,864,000 after buying an additional 2,011,805 shares in the last quarter. Maverick Capital Ltd. purchased a new position in Ciena during the fourth quarter worth $50,962,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new position in Ciena during the fourth quarter worth $40,110,000. Finally, Rubric Capital Management LP purchased a new position in Ciena during the third quarter worth $33,373,000.

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  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:

    Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE)
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN)
    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR)
    II-VI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IIVI)
    Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI)
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS)
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI)
    Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO)
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
    Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ: AVGO)

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.(MTSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its position in MACOM Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSI) by 4.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 235,430 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,600 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado owned about 0.37% of MACOM Technology Solutions worth $3,908,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Computer Task Group, Incorporated(CTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    $88.05 Million in Sales Expected for Computer Task Group (CTG) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) CTG to Present at B. Riley Institutional Investor Conference on May 23 (finance.yahoo.com) Computer Task Group (CTG) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.08 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Lowers Computer Task Group (CTG) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently commented on CTG. Zacks Investment Research lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 30th. ValuEngine lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Barrington Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Computer Task Group in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.13.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Synchronoss Technologies Inc.(SNCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ:SNCR) slumped on Thursday after the company said in a press release Wednesday that it would be unable to comply with Nasdaq listing requirements by the May 10 deadline. Synchronoss was threatened with delisting last November after the company failed to file quarterly results with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The stock was down about 18.5% at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) jumped 43.3 percent to $0.5447 after the micro-cap specialty diagnostics company reported preliminary first-quarter results. The company said its first quarter revenue rose 286 percent from the same quarter a year ago to $712,000.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) gained 34.5 percent to $4.52 after the company announced it would proceed with Phase 3 development of GR-MD-02 for NASH Cirrhosis following the FDA meeting.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) shares rose 21.9 percent to $8.1063.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16 percent to $15.65.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares jumped 15.5 percent to $3.6263 after the company disclosed that its application for Medicare codes received favorable preliminary decision.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) rose 13.7 percent to $10.12.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 13.7 percent to $4.6743.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares gained 12.2 percent to $35.34 as optical sector is seeing strength following President Trump's announcement that he would work with China related to ZTE Corp.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) shares rose 11.3 percent to $35.17. Jefferies upgraded Tailored Brands from Hold to Buy.
    Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA) jumped 10.6 percent to $2.875.
    Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNHC) shares rose 10.6 percent to $20.29. Raymond James upgraded Federated National Holding from Outperform to Strong Buy.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.15. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) shares climbed 10.1 percent to $3.16. Stein Mart is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 23.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 9.7 percent to $108.60 after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restar
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter and agreed to acquire Frutarom for $7.1 billion.
    Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) announced plans to acquire Tate's Bake Shop for $500 million.
    ynchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) reported a deal to buy honeybee.
    DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc (NASDAQ: XRAY) reported Q1 adjusted earnings of $0.45 per share on sales of $956.1 million. The company updated its 2018 adjusted earnings guidance to $2.55 to 2.65 per share.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Intuit Inc.(INTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Find out what's going on in today's market and bring any questions you have to Benzinga's PreMarket Prep.

    After the markets close, Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $4.6 per share on revenue of $2.80 billion. Intuit shares gained 0.08 percent to $191.85 in after-h

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    This has major financial institutions issuing warnings ahead of one of the biggest technological shifts in the history of the world.

    The Top Cryptocurrency Stories for Wednesday
    Yesterday, one of Bitcoin’s biggest proponents once again released an extremely bullish outlook on the cryptocurrency. Billionaire investor Tim Draper said Tuesday that “Bitcoin is bigger than the Internet,” and he also said its influence will be even bigger than the Industrial Revolution, the Renaissance, and the Iron Age. The statement comes after he released a recent price target of $250,000 by 2022. Not everyone is buying into Bitcoin’s post-tax season rally. Bill Harris, the former CEO of PayPal Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: PYPL) and Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), sounded off Tuesday in an op-ed piece titled “Bitcoin Is the Greatest Scam in History.” Harris called the cryptocurrency a “colossal pump-and-dump scheme” that has no precedent on the world stage. Bitcoin proponents immediately took to social media and online blogs to refute Harris’ arguments. Forbes contributor Kyle Torpey vented that Harris’ focus was misguided and took special issue with his claim that “Bitcoin has no value.” The crypto world has identified JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon as public enemy No. 1. Computer security pioneer and cryptocurrency guruJohn McAfeecalled out Dimon for attempting – and failing – to “end crypto.” McAfee lobbed a slew of accusations at the big banker via Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR). Finally, it wouldn’t be another day in the cryptocurrency markets without another unprovoked threat to Bitcoin. The latest comes from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In a recent issue of the MIT Technology Review, writers presented three scenarios that could “destroy Bitcoin.” The scenarios include a “government takeover” of the cryptocurrency, the “tokenization of everything” that involves a massive influx of tokens and makes Bitcoin less valuable, and a mas

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    With bitcoin prices now at their highest levels since March at above $9,200, former Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) and Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL) CEO Bill Harris wrote an op-ed piece for Recode in which he called bitcoin “the greatest scam in history.” Harris said cryptocurrencies are massive pump-and-dump schemes and fraud artists are taking advantage of cryptocurrency investors naivety and greed. He added that bitcoin has no intrinsic value, isn't an effective store of value and isn't accepted by the vast majority of businesses, making it virtually useless as a means of payment.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    However, my stock pick in the high-switching-costs category is not a bank, though it’s involved in financial services. I believeIntuit(NASDAQ:INTU) offers particularly “sticky” services. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps its two biggest products do: TurboTax and QuickBooks.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Diodes Incorporated(DIOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) VP Francis Tang sold 8,600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.41, for a total value of $287,326.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 86,279 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,882,581.39. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Salesforce.com Inc(CRM)

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    Disney (DIS) , Expedia (EXPE) , Turner, Comcast (CMCSA) , GoDaddy (GDDY) , GE (GE) , Capital One (COF) , Netflix (NFLX) (yes, Netflix) Salesforce.com (CRM) and Workday (WDAY) disclosed similar moves in the past. While other business units and large enterprises followed the same path, but chose to keep them private.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Synovus Financial Corp increased its stake in Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) by 14.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 26,511 shares of the CRM provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,262 shares during the period. Synovus Financial Corp’s holdings in Salesforce.com were worth $3,088,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) General Counsel Amy E. Weaver sold 452 shares of salesforce.com stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $125.95, for a total value of $56,929.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the general counsel now owns 20,718 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,609,432.10. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

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

    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $15 price target (versus a $9.92 close) at Argus. The firm sees accelerating growth prospects around the coming 5G expansion.

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    Off the IBM letdown, cloud names like Salesforce (CRM) and Adobe (ADBE) look to be the wise bets.

    WTF With Tesla

    At this rate, ‘Jolt’ will become nothing more than a morning Tesla (TSLA) blog that so happens to be delivered straight to your email inbox. Keeping up with the daily news flow on Elon Musk’s car creation is becoming darn near impossible. There is around-the-clock speculation on production goals. People hop into chat rooms to complain about Model 3 build quality and factory working conditions. Musk always looms large on Twitter. There are YouTube videos of people passing parking lots filled with just produced Model 3s.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Salesforce.com’s (NYSE:CRM) hold over the customer relationship management (CRM) space over the years has been instrumental to the company’s terrific growth. What’s impressive is that the company has managed to keep up its momentum despite competition from bigger players such as Oracle, Microsoft, and SAP, and management’s ambitions indicate that the enterprise software specialist won’t be stepping off the gas.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Echelon Corporation(ELON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Echelon Co. (NASDAQ:ELON) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $4.07 and last traded at $4.18, with a volume of 9600 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.31.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: ArQule Inc.(ARQL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) Director Ronald M. Lindsay acquired 23,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $2.67 per share, for a total transaction of $63,813.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 43,900 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $117,213. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Saturday.

    A number of other research firms have also issued reports on ARQL. Roth Capital upped their price target on ArQule from $5.00 to $6.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 17th. Leerink Swann upgraded ArQule from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered ArQule from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 4th. ValuEngine upgraded ArQule from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, B. Riley set a $4.00 price target on ArQule and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, March 26th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock currently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $4.69.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities researchers at Needham & Company LLC in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. They currently have a $6.00 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock, up from their prior price target of $5.00. Needham & Company LLC’s price target suggests a potential upside of 134.38% from the company’s previous close.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Pentair plc.(PNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sound Shore Management Inc. CT reduced its stake in shares of Pentair (NYSE:PNR) by 11.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 2,239,543 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 281,506 shares during the period. Pentair makes up approximately 2.5% of Sound Shore Management Inc. CT’s holdings, making the stock its 26th biggest holding. Sound Shore Management Inc. CT’s holdings in Pentair were worth $152,580,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    WTI crude oil prices added 1.2% to hit $69.31 per barrel, while Brent crude added 1.4% to hit $74.50. The uptick came after Saudi Arabia hinted that it would like to see oil prices hit the top end of the $80 to $100 range. The key oil supplier has been working with other OPEC producers and Russia to support crude prices to reduce excessive global production. The nations’ agreement is expected to extend well into 2019 and potentially beyond that time frame.
    This morning, as it topped earnings expectations, Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) announced it will purchase the consumer health business of German pharma giant Merck KGaA (OTCMKTS: MKGAF) for nearly $4.2 billion. The deal will expand on P&G’s vitamins and health supplement business. This is the first deal made by P&G since activist investor Nelson Peltz won a board seat last year.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: PM, AXP, AMZN, COST
    Shares of Phillip Morris International Inc.(NYSE: PM) dropped 3.6% in pre-market hours after the company fell short of revenue expectations. Despite reporting earnings per share (EPS) of $1.00, a figure that topped estimates by $0.12, the firm fell short of the $7.02 billion in revenue forecasted by analysts.
    American Express Co.(NYSE: AXP) popped nearly 4% after the company easily topped Wall Street earnings after the bell Wednesday. The firm’s strategy to spend $2.35 billion on customer rewards promotions wooed a large amount of accounts and upgrades during the first three months of 2018. AXP reported EPS of $1.86 on top of $9.72 billion in revenue. Wall Street forecasted $1.71 per share on $9.20 billion.
    Amazon.com Inc.(Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus after two stunning revelations emerged from the company on Wednesday. CEO Jeff Bezos announced that the company has more subscribers to its Prime service than Costco Corp.(Nasdaq: COST), while the average Amazon employee earned under $30,000 in 2017.
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Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.(TYPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Monotype Imaging (NASDAQ:TYPE) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Biogen Idec Inc(BIIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets are keeping a close eye on the 10-year bond, which is hovering near 3% – an important psychological level that is likely to influence future price movements. On Monday, Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Co.” asked Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald if investors should be worried. Here’s what Keith had to say about the 10-year Treasury yield… and how it will affect your stocks and bonds in the future.
    The price of Brent crude oil topped $75.00 and hit its highest level since November 2014. Oil traders were eyeing the ongoing efforts of OPEC and Russia to reduce excessive production around the globe, rising demand ahead of peak driving season, and the possibility that the Trump administration will slap Iran with a new round of sanctions.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: KO, GOOGL, SLM
    Shares of The Coca-Cola Co.(NYSE: KO) added 1.2% after the firm easily beat earnings and revenue expectations. The firm cited strong demand for its new flavors of Diet Coke and its Coke Zero Sugar. Demand was so strong for the quarter that the firm reported organic sales growth of 5%. The company reported earnings per share of $0.47, topping estimates by a penny. Revenue of $7.6 billion easily beat Wall Street estimates.
    Shares of Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) seesawed in pre-market hours. The online search giant topped Wall Street earnings and revenue expectations after the bell Monday. However, shares were off 0.5% after executives announced that its business costs were on the rise. The firm’s real estate and computer purchases tripled in one year, to $7.3 billion. About one-third of that total came from its $2.4 billion purchase of the Chelsea Market building in New York City.
    Good news for SLM Corp.(NYSE: SLM) investors, but bad news for indebted college students and graduates. The firm – also known as Sallie Mae – topped Wall Street earnings expectations on Monday. The firm said that it increased its loan o

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) which traded down nearly 4% at $329.58. The stocks 52-week range is $244.28 to $348.84. Volume was 1.2 million matching the daily average of 1.2 million shares.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 24th. The biotechnology company reported $6.05 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $5.93 by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $3.13 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.15 billion. Biogen had a net margin of 23.54% and a return on equity of 37.64%. Biogen’s quarterly revenue was up 11.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $5.20 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Biogen will post 23.94 earnings per share for the current year.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: General Employment Enterprises, Inc.(JOB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 78.82 percent to close at $7.26 on Monday.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares jumped 18 percent to close at $2.36.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) climbed 15.7 percent to close at $7.00 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) gained 17.21 percent to close at $3.61.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) rose 14.16 percent to close at $33.45. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares jumped 12.79 percent to close at $25.58.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares gained 11.52 percent to close at $15.00. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 10.94 percent to close at $22.91.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares rose 10.76 percent to close at $26.05. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares rose 10.02 percent to close at $6.48.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares gained 8.37 percent to close at $2.46 on Monday after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares gained 7.81 percent to close at $11.11.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 7.26 percent to close at $70.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 6.66 percent to close at $74.45 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Hanesbrands Inc.
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares jumped 17 percent to $3.65.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares rose 13.5 percent to $11.70.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) gained 11.6 percent to $6.75 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares jumped 11.2 percent to $14.95. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares gained 11 percent to $2.2199.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) surged 10.8 percent to $4.50.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) rose 10.1 percent to $3.39.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) climbed 9.6 percent to $32.10. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares jumped 9.1 percent to $25.66. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 8.4 percent to $75.65 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Command Security Corporation (NYSE: MOC) shares gained 6.4 percent to $3.0960 after the company disclosed a $23 million five-year contract with LaGuardia Gateway Partners for LaGuardia Airport New Central Terminal Building.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) rose 6.2 percent to $2.41 after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 5.7 percent to $69.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) gained 4.9 percent to $18.035. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Hanesbrands from Hold to Buy.
    M
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares jumped 26.5 percent to $6.9042. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares climbed 17.4 percent to $3.11. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BDL) shares jumped 17 percent to $27.97 following Q2 results. Flanigan's Enterprises posted Q2 earnings of $0.75 per share on sales of $29.456 million.
    Borqs Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRQS) rose 15.8 percent to $8.05 after reporting Q1 results.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) jumped 15.3 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 15.1 percent to $6.33.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) rose 13.8 percent to $6.27.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) gained 12.8 percent to $5.98. H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Enphase Energy with a Buy rating.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares surged 12.1 percent to $21.68 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) climbed 11.6 percent to $2.399.
    Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: AHPI) surged 11.4 percent to $3.0643.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) gained 11.1 percent to $24.40 after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) rose 10.9 percent to $3.16.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) gained 10.1 percent to $11.71 after reporting Q1 results.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) climbed 7.9 percent to $2.61 following Q2 results.
    The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKS) gained 7.6 percent to $2.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX) rose 7.3 percent to $0.8798 after the company was granted a patent approval. The clinical-st

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Google Inc.(GOOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Google may dominate digital advertising, but there’s still a $70 billion market for television ads in the United States that the Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary has been pretty much locked out of.

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Censorship of cannabis-focused channels continues in Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG)’s YouTube. Over the past few months, the video streaming platform has been closing many of these accounts with little or no explanation.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Investors got a big shock when Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) reported its first-quarter earnings. The Google parent company is spending a lot more than expected.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    A number of research firms recently commented on COTY. BMO Capital Markets raised their price objective on shares of Coty from $22.00 to $24.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. JPMorgan Chase raised their price objective on shares of Coty from $15.00 to $17.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research note on Monday, February 12th. Citigroup raised their price objective on shares of Coty from $21.00 to $23.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Barclays set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Coty and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 10th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Coty in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $19.71.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Google parent Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL) is set to release first-quarter 2018 results on Monday after the market close. With shares of the internet search behemoth down around 8% since it last reported in early February, now’s a great time to take a closer look at what we should expect.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) autonomous car division, Waymo, recently signed a contract to add Jaguar’s first all-electric car to its fleet of self-driving vehicles. For the Google parent company, the deal will be a blip on its pathto driving automation, albeit an exciting one. For shareholders of Jaguar parent Tata Motors (NYSE:TTM), it’s an early sign the new vehicle will be a winner for the automaker.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Mitek Systems, Inc.(MITK)

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    Cramer was bearish on Geron (GERN) , Mitek Systems (MITK) , AK Steel Holding (AKS) , Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) and AbbVie (ABBV) .

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    Mitek Systems (MITK) : “This one is too speculative for me. I’d buy NVIDIA (NVDA) .”

    AK Steel Holding (AKS) : “They’re not the lo- cost producer. That’s Nucor (NUE) and that’s the way you want to go.”

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Leo Sun, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    So, which stocks are potential hidden winners that can be safely purchased today? We asked a team of investors to weigh in, and they pickedSogou (NYSE:SOGO), TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX), and Mitek Systems (NASDAQ:MITK).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Mitek Systems (NASDAQ:MITK) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Friday.

    A number of other research analysts have also recently issued reports on MITK. BidaskClub upgraded Mitek Systems from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Mitek Systems from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. Finally, National Securities assumed coverage on Mitek Systems in a research report on Friday, March 9th. They issued a buy rating and a $14.00 target price on the stock. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $12.00.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Intuit Inc.(INTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    This has major financial institutions issuing warnings ahead of one of the biggest technological shifts in the history of the world.

    The Top Cryptocurrency Stories for Wednesday
    Yesterday, one of Bitcoin’s biggest proponents once again released an extremely bullish outlook on the cryptocurrency. Billionaire investor Tim Draper said Tuesday that “Bitcoin is bigger than the Internet,” and he also said its influence will be even bigger than the Industrial Revolution, the Renaissance, and the Iron Age. The statement comes after he released a recent price target of $250,000 by 2022. Not everyone is buying into Bitcoin’s post-tax season rally. Bill Harris, the former CEO of PayPal Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: PYPL) and Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), sounded off Tuesday in an op-ed piece titled “Bitcoin Is the Greatest Scam in History.” Harris called the cryptocurrency a “colossal pump-and-dump scheme” that has no precedent on the world stage. Bitcoin proponents immediately took to social media and online blogs to refute Harris’ arguments. Forbes contributor Kyle Torpey vented that Harris’ focus was misguided and took special issue with his claim that “Bitcoin has no value.” The crypto world has identified JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon as public enemy No. 1. Computer security pioneer and cryptocurrency guruJohn McAfeecalled out Dimon for attempting – and failing – to “end crypto.” McAfee lobbed a slew of accusations at the big banker via Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR). Finally, it wouldn’t be another day in the cryptocurrency markets without another unprovoked threat to Bitcoin. The latest comes from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In a recent issue of the MIT Technology Review, writers presented three scenarios that could “destroy Bitcoin.” The scenarios include a “government takeover” of the cryptocurrency, the “tokenization of everything” that involves a massive influx of tokens and makes Bitcoin less valuable, and a mas

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    With bitcoin prices now at their highest levels since March at above $9,200, former Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) and Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL) CEO Bill Harris wrote an op-ed piece for Recode in which he called bitcoin “the greatest scam in history.” Harris said cryptocurrencies are massive pump-and-dump schemes and fraud artists are taking advantage of cryptocurrency investors naivety and greed. He added that bitcoin has no intrinsic value, isn't an effective store of value and isn't accepted by the vast majority of businesses, making it virtually useless as a means of payment.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    However, my stock pick in the high-switching-costs category is not a bank, though it’s involved in financial services. I believeIntuit(NASDAQ:INTU) offers particularly “sticky” services. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps its two biggest products do: TurboTax and QuickBooks.

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Gold doesn't trade in a vacuum.   Markets are connected. What happens in one often affects others.   So if you want to understand what's happening with gold, you need to know what's going on in the markets that affect gold.   And while lots of traders focus only on the short term, it's important to have a big-picture view, too. The big picture shows you the long-term trends at work… and when they change. It can help you find low-risk opportunities to open new positions. And it can help you determine where to set your stops.   Today, we'll look at the big picture for two markets that affect gold… along with gold itself.   Let's get started…   The first market we'll look at is U.S. government bonds… specifically, the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasurys. The U.S. government is considered the world's safest borrower. (It can print money to pay lenders back, after all.) The rate it pays to borrow money for 10 years serves as the world's benchmark interest rate.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd.(IMUC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Ltd. (NYSEMKT: IMUC) posted a new 52-week low of $0.48 on Tuesday, down nearly 61% compared with Monday’s closing price of $1.22. Volume totaled around 7.3 million shares, nearly 25 times the daily average. The company had no specific news Tuesday. The company price an offering of 5,000 preferred stock and warrants to purchase another 9,000 shares of preferred stock a $1,000 per share to raise approximately $5 million.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Greenlight Capital Re Ltd.(GLRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Note that hedge fund mogul David Einhorn has been a director ofthe predecessor company since May 2006. Mr. Einhorn co-founded, and has served as the President of, Greenlight Capital, Inc., since January 1996. Funds managed by Greenlight are some ofthe Companys principal stockholders. Since July 2004, Mr. Einhorn has served as Chairman of the Board of Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd (Nasdaq: GLRE).

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.(PANW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE: PANW) is set to report its most recent results on Monday. The analysts consensus estimates call for earnings per share (EPS) of $0.53 and $400.2 million in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $161.35on Friday. The consensus price target is $180.89, and the 52-week trading range is $111.09 to $194.73.

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    From the outside looking in, it seems as if a lack of focus could be hurting Symantec. The company’s security product line is enormous, covering everything from gateways to e-mail encryption to malware analysis to forensics to risk analytics. This puts Symantec in competition with many security pure-plays that have been growing rapidly (think Palo Alto Networks (PANW) or Proofpoint (PFPT) ), as well as IT giants who have made growing security sales a major priority (think IBM  (IBM) or Cisco Systems (CSCO) ).

  • [By Peter Graham]

    This can’t be good for a lot of those smaller less proven cyber security firms out there, including high profile names over the last few years like Palo Alto Networks (PANW), who got pummeled back in March on soft numbers.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Spirit Airlines Inc.(SAVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Most air travelers would agree that Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) and Frontier Airlines are the worst airlines in the U.S. in terms of service quality. The two ultra-low-cost carriers offer rock-bottom fares, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    For the first few years after its 2011 IPO, Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) achieved rapid profit growth, becoming a stock market darling in the process. However, the company’s profit margin peaked in 2015 and has been moving inexorably lower since then.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Yesterday, shares of United Continental (UAL) and American Airlines (AAL) got pummeled after Delta Air Lines (DAL) offered disappointing guidance. Today, airline stocks are getting smacked again, this time after Credit Suisse Julie Yates and Parker Kim cut their ratings on American and United Continental, while stating a preference for airlines like Southwest Airlines (LUV) and Spirit Airlines (SAVE) that have low exposure to international air travel. They explain why:

  • [By William Romov]

    The stock currently trades at $53.75, with 17 “buy” or “outperform” recommendations, four “holds,” and zero “sell” or “underperforms,” according to S&P Capital IQ.

    Best Airline Stocks No. 2: Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq: SAVE)

    Spirit Airlines Inc. (Nasdaq: SAVE) offers some of the cheapest tickets in the industry. The company offers “bare fares” that will get just you and a “personal item” smaller than an 18″x14″x8″ to your destination.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Intuit Inc.(INTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) which jumped nearly 7% to $137.88. The stocks 52-week range is $101.81 to $140.25. Volume was 4.8 million on the day compared to the average of 1.9 million.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    However, my stock pick in the high-switching-costs category is not a bank, though it’s involved in financial services. I believeIntuit(NASDAQ:INTU) offers particularly “sticky” services. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps its two biggest products do: TurboTax and QuickBooks.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    With bitcoin prices now at their highest levels since March at above $9,200, former Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) and Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL) CEO Bill Harris wrote an op-ed piece for Recode in which he called bitcoin “the greatest scam in history.” Harris said cryptocurrencies are massive pump-and-dump schemes and fraud artists are taking advantage of cryptocurrency investors naivety and greed. He added that bitcoin has no intrinsic value, isn't an effective store of value and isn't accepted by the vast majority of businesses, making it virtually useless as a means of payment.

  • [By Alex Jordon]

    A variety of acquisitions ramps up Oracle’s presence in cloud computing, like deals with RightNow, Taleo, and Eloqua. The annual run-rate of their cloud business is already over $1 billion, larger than Workday (WDAY) and SAP (SAP) combined. New customers include British Telecom (BT), BMC Software (BMC), Siemens (SI), Yahoo (YHOO), and Intuit (INTU).

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

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Tile Shop Hldgs, Inc.(TTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tile Shop Hldgs, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTS) shares dropped 23 percent to $15.68 after the company reported downbeat Q2 results.

    Shares of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) were down 16 percent to $6.09 after the company posted disappointing quarterly earnings. Ericsson posted Q2 operating loss of 1.2 billion Swedish crowns ($145.3 million), versus a year-ago profit of 2.8 billion Swedish crowns.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    On the surface, there doesn’t seem to be much good inTile Shop Holdings Inc’s(NASDAQ:TTS) first-quarter earnings report. Sales fell 1% on a big 6.8% decline in comparable-store sales, earnings per share fell 47%, and expenses increased at double-digit rate. Surprisingly, Tile Shop’s shares traded up as much as 7% and finished the day of its earnings release up 5%.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Tile Shop Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TTS) dropped more than 31% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $5.80. Shares closed at $8.45 on Tuesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.40. Volume was around 6.3 million, about eight times the daily average of about 780,000. The company reported a quarterly loss this morning.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTS) got a boost, shooting up 9 percent to $6.20 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.

    Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIEN) shares were also up, gaining 9 percent to $12.03 following the announcement of FDA approval for PMA supplement.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: LG Display Co., Ltd.(LPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Corning Incorporated in a largely steady uptrend since we recommended the stock while Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) skyrocketed last yearand LG Display Co Ltd (NYSE: LPL) and AU Optronics Corp (NYSE: AUO) have not done much:

  • [By ]

    LG Display (NYSE: LPL) is a leader in computer and television monitors with 36% of the global market in computer monitors, 29% of the TV display market, 21% of the notebook computer market and 28% of the market for tablet display.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Corning Incorporated in a steady uptrend since we recommended the stock while Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) has taken off even higher and LG Display Co Ltd (NYSE: LPL) and AU Optronics Corp (NYSE: AUO) have given a similar performance:

  • [By Anders Bylund, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    According to comments by Universal Display CEO Steve Abramson, Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) is pouring $9 billion into building OLED production facilities this year. LG Display (NYSE:LPL) expects more than half of its 2020 revenues to come from OLED panels. The OLED TV market is expected to grow sixfold in the next four years, and the lighting panel market is only just getting started.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal (subscription required), Apple wanted to tapLG Display(NYSE:LPL) as a second source for OLED displays for the company’s next-generation smartphones, but LG Display seems to be running into issues.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: region(DGLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    The VelocityShares 3x Inverse Gold ETN (NASDAQ: DGLD) seeks to provideshort exposure to three times (3x) the daily performance of theS&P GSCI Gold Index. As with UGLD, DGLD would be doing this viafutures contracts.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Intuit Inc.(INTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    It’s tax season — the four months when tax and small-business software providerIntuit Inc.(NASDAQ:INTU) makes most of its profit for the year. On Thursday, Intuit filed its fiscal second-quarter 2017 earnings report and issued a progress report on its tax business so far this year.Tax volumes are well off last year’s pace: Let’s review the details, as well as management’s interpretation, after a look at the headline numbers.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) reported upbeat results for its third quarter and raised its FY16 guidance. Intuit shares dropped 2.15 percent to $105.00 in the after-hours trading session.

  • [By Alex Jordon]

    A variety of acquisitions ramps up Oracle’s presence in cloud computing, like deals with RightNow, Taleo, and Eloqua. The annual run-rate of their cloud business is already over $1 billion, larger than Workday (WDAY) and SAP (SAP) combined. New customers include British Telecom (BT), BMC Software (BMC), Siemens (SI), Yahoo (YHOO), and Intuit (INTU).

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) which jumped nearly 7% to $137.88. The stocks 52-week range is $101.81 to $140.25. Volume was 4.8 million on the day compared to the average of 1.9 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday’s regular session.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    This has major financial institutions issuing warnings ahead of one of the biggest technological shifts in the history of the world.

    The Top Cryptocurrency Stories for Wednesday
    Yesterday, one of Bitcoin’s biggest proponents once again released an extremely bullish outlook on the cryptocurrency. Billionaire investor Tim Draper said Tuesday that “Bitcoin is bigger than the Internet,” and he also said its influence will be even bigger than the Industrial Revolution, the Renaissance, and the Iron Age. The statement comes after he released a recent price target of $250,000 by 2022. Not everyone is buying into Bitcoin’s post-tax season rally. Bill Harris, the former CEO of PayPal Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: PYPL) and Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), sounded off Tuesday in an op-ed piece titled “Bitcoin Is the Greatest Scam in History.” Harris called the cryptocurrency a “colossal pump-and-dump scheme” that has no precedent on the world stage. Bitcoin proponents immediately took to social media and online blogs to refute Harris’ arguments. Forbes contributor Kyle Torpey vented that Harris’ focus was misguided and took special issue with his claim that “Bitcoin has no value.” The crypto world has identified JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon as public enemy No. 1. Computer security pioneer and cryptocurrency guruJohn McAfeecalled out Dimon for attempting – and failing – to “end crypto.” McAfee lobbed a slew of accusations at the big banker via Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR). Finally, it wouldn’t be another day in the cryptocurrency markets without another unprovoked threat to Bitcoin. The latest comes from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In a recent issue of the MIT Technology Review, writers presented three scenarios that could “destroy Bitcoin.” The scenarios include a “government takeover” of the cryptocurrency, the “tokenization of everything” that involves a massive influx of tokens and makes Bitcoin less valuable, and a mas

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That’s what some professional athletes seem to think when they sign million-dollar contracts with their teams, spending it all, or putting their faith in bad investments (and bad advice), and that the money will never run out, or their careers will have a longer life span.

When it comes to the worst financial blunders, some athletes seem unable to steer away from the flashy and luxurious lifestyles that “come” with the pro sports career, or too-good-to-be-true investment advice.

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Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Intuit Inc.(INTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) which jumped nearly 7% to $137.88. The stocks 52-week range is $101.81 to $140.25. Volume was 4.8 million on the day compared to the average of 1.9 million.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    This has major financial institutions issuing warnings ahead of one of the biggest technological shifts in the history of the world.

    The Top Cryptocurrency Stories for Wednesday
    Yesterday, one of Bitcoin’s biggest proponents once again released an extremely bullish outlook on the cryptocurrency. Billionaire investor Tim Draper said Tuesday that “Bitcoin is bigger than the Internet,” and he also said its influence will be even bigger than the Industrial Revolution, the Renaissance, and the Iron Age. The statement comes after he released a recent price target of $250,000 by 2022. Not everyone is buying into Bitcoin’s post-tax season rally. Bill Harris, the former CEO of PayPal Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: PYPL) and Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), sounded off Tuesday in an op-ed piece titled “Bitcoin Is the Greatest Scam in History.” Harris called the cryptocurrency a “colossal pump-and-dump scheme” that has no precedent on the world stage. Bitcoin proponents immediately took to social media and online blogs to refute Harris’ arguments. Forbes contributor Kyle Torpey vented that Harris’ focus was misguided and took special issue with his claim that “Bitcoin has no value.” The crypto world has identified JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon as public enemy No. 1. Computer security pioneer and cryptocurrency guruJohn McAfeecalled out Dimon for attempting – and failing – to “end crypto.” McAfee lobbed a slew of accusations at the big banker via Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR). Finally, it wouldn’t be another day in the cryptocurrency markets without another unprovoked threat to Bitcoin. The latest comes from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In a recent issue of the MIT Technology Review, writers presented three scenarios that could “destroy Bitcoin.” The scenarios include a “government takeover” of the cryptocurrency, the “tokenization of everything” that involves a massive influx of tokens and makes Bitcoin less valuable, and a mas

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    With bitcoin prices now at their highest levels since March at above $9,200, former Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) and Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL) CEO Bill Harris wrote an op-ed piece for Recode in which he called bitcoin “the greatest scam in history.” Harris said cryptocurrencies are massive pump-and-dump schemes and fraud artists are taking advantage of cryptocurrency investors naivety and greed. He added that bitcoin has no intrinsic value, isn't an effective store of value and isn't accepted by the vast majority of businesses, making it virtually useless as a means of payment.

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Morgan Stanley reported on Wednesday that it has downgraded financial management solution provider Intuit Inc. (INTU).

    The firm has cut its rating on INTU to “Underweight,” and has given the company a $62 price target. This price target suggests a 6% decline from the stock’s current price of $66.30. This downgrade reflects the company’s slowing growth of its tax business.

    Intuit shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Wednesday. The stock is up 11% YTD.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Dillard's, Inc.(DDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Some reasons for my bearishness on retail stocks:

    Higher Energy Prices. Oil prices have rallied dramatically and back to 2014 levels, rising from about $35 a barrel in early 2016 to around $67 Thursday. That’s bad news for U.S. retailers, as rising oil prices historically squeeze consumer disposable incomes. That’s one reason why I’ve been consistently raising my short exposure to retail and plan to continue doing so. Shaky Same-Store Sales Growth. Recent improvements to same-store sales at Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) , Urban Outfitters (URBN) , Dillard’s (DDS) , Gap Inc. (GPS) and Macy’s (M) come against downgraded expectations, and might not be sustainable anyway. No Deal for Nordstrom (JWN) . The Nordstrom family has apparently abandoned plans to take its namesake company private. I had expressed concerns that this would happen. Higher Interest Rates. A rise in the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) has recently accelerated. That’s bad news for retailers, as many variable-rate consumer debts (particularly mortgages) key off of the LIBOR. This will likely put a damper on mortgage refinancings — something that many see as an important ingredient for personal-consumption expenditures.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of The Bon-Ton Stores spiking twice in 2013 and then, along withlarge cap Macy’s, Inc (NYSE: M) and mid capDillard’s, Inc (NYSE: DDS), having large declines that may or may not have leveled offwhilesmall cap J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE: JCP) has lost most of its value:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of The Bon-Ton Stores spiking twice in 2013 and has been falling off for a longer period of time thanlarge cap Macy’s, Inc (NYSE: M) andsmall capDillard’s, Inc (NYSE: DDS)whilesmall cap J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE: JCP) was crushed much earlier:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of The Bon-Ton Stores having two spikes while it along withlarge cap Macy’s, Inc (NYSE: M) and mid capDillard’s, Inc (NYSE: DDS) have posted large declines last year that may or may not have leveled off andsmall cap J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE: JCP) has at least stopped the bleeding:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of The Bon-Ton Stores spiking twice in 2013 and largely falling off since then while large cap Macy’s, Inc (NYSE: M) andsmall capDillard’s, Inc (NYSE: DDS)began falling off in 2015 andsmall cap J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE: JCP) was crushed much earlier:

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Henry Schein, Inc.(HSIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) which rose over 6% to $73.68. The stocks 52-week range is $62.56 to $93.50. Volume was 3.3 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.9 million.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Barnes & Noble, Inc.(BKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap book retailer Barnes & Noble, Inc (NYSE: BKS) reported fiscal Q1 2018 earnings before the Thursday market open with results missing expectations and shares falling off in the high single digits in morning trading. Total sales fell 6.6% to $853 million as comparable store sales decreased 4.9% after declines in non-book categories outpaced improved book trends during the quarter. The Company also experienced lower online and NOOK庐 sales during the quarter, which were impacted by the prior year eBook settlement and lower promotional activity. The net loss improved to $10.8 million versus a loss of $14.4 million. The CEO commented:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap book retailer Barnes & Noble, Inc (NYSE: BKS) reported fiscal Q2 2018 earnings with shares falling several percent in premarket trading on a wider-than-expected loss and a continued sales decline. Total sales fell 7.9% to$791.1 million as comparable store sales decreased 6.3% with approximately half of this decline attributable to last year’s release of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. The balance of the decline was primarily due to non-book categories. Revenue has fallen year-over-year for 14-straight quarterswhile same-store sales have fallen for eight-straight quarters. The consolidated net loss was $30.1 million versusa loss of $20.4 million. Outlook was given as the following:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) traded down nearly 17% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $5.40 after closing Thursday at $6.50. The 52-week high is $11.80. Volume was about 5.4 million, more than 4 times the daily average of around 1.3 million shares. The company revealed that same-store sales tumbled 6.4% in November and December.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Look for Barnes & Noble Inc.s (NYSE: BKS) fiscal first-quarter results first thing Thursday morning. Analysts on average expect to see a $0.12 per share net loss, on $871.75 million in revenue. The shares were last seen trading at $7.50. The consensus price target is $10.67, while share have traded between $6.25 and $13.20 in the past year.

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In a note out Thursday, Mint Partners analyst Bill Blain discusses the ECB decision to cut its primary interest rate to 0 percent. According to Blain, the rate cut and further easing will continue to work wonders for European financial markets while doing very little to support the real underlying economy.

“I am absolutely sure M. Draghi is well aware of the gapping difference between the real European economy and the ECB’s make-believe financial economy. Hope is not a strategy. Problem is, the structures and strictures of the Euro and the ECB political masters don’t allow him to acknowledge the inherent contradictions and likely failure of the current set up and policies,” Blain writes.

Top European Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Silver Wheaton Corp(SLW)

Silver Wheaton Corp., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a silver streaming company worldwide. The company has 14 long-term silver purchase agreements and 2 long-term precious metal purchase agreements whereby it acquires silver and gold production from the counterparties located in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Greece, Sweden, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Portugal. Silver Wheaton Corp. is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Silver Wheaton Corp. (USA) (NYSE: SLW) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $178.33 million.

    eLong, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ: LONG) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.60 per share on revenue of $38.31 million.

Top European Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CytRx Corporation(CYTR)

CytRx Corporation, a biopharmaceutical research and development company, engages in the development of human therapeutics, specializing in oncology. Its drug development pipeline includes INNO-206, which is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of soft tissue sarcomas and is in Phase Ib/2 clinical trials for the treatment of solid tumors; and tamibarotene that is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer and acute promyelocytic leukemia. The company also develops Bafetinib, which is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia and advanced prostate cancer, as well as in pharmacokinetic clinical trial for brain cancer. CytRx Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Another under-$10 biotechnology player that’s starting to trend within range of triggering a major breakout trade is CytRx (CYTR), which has an oncology pipeline that includes two programs in clinical development for cancer indications: aldoxorubicin and tamibarotene. This stock has been moving to the upside during the last three months, with shares up by 21%.

    If you take a look at the chart for CytRx, you’ll notice that this stock has been trending sideways inside of a consolidation chart pattern for the last two months, with shares moving between $2.27 on the downside and $2.68 on the upside. That consolidation pattern has occurred right above this stock’s 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Shares of CYTR have now started to break out above some near-term overhead resistance at $2.49 a share. That move is quickly pushing CYTR within range of triggering an even bigger breakout trade above the upper-end of its recent sideways trading chart pattern.

    Market players should now look for long-biased trades in CYTR if it manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.68 to $2.80 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that registers near or above its three-month average action of 154,838 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then CYTR will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.20 to $4 a share.

    Traders can look to buy CYTR off any weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below its 200-day at $2.33 a share or below more support at $2.27 a share. One can also buy CYTR off strength once it clears those breakout levels with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.

10 Best Defensive Stocks To Invest In 2016: Mastercard Incorporated(MA)

MasterCard Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides transaction processing and related services to customers principally in support of their credit, deposit access, electronic cash and automated teller machine payment card programs, and travelers? cheque programs. Its payment solutions include payment programs, marketing, product development, technology, processing, and consulting and information services. The company provides transaction processing services comprising transaction switching, which include authorization, clearing, and settlement; connectivity services, such as network access, equipment, and the transmission of authorization and settlement messages; and other payment-related services consisting of products used to prevent or detect fraudulent transactions, cardholder services, professional consulting and research services, compliance and penalty, account and transaction enhancement services, holograms, and publication services. MasterCard Incor porated manages and licenses payment card brands, including MasterCard, MasterCard Electronic, Maestro, and Cirrus. The company?s payment programs, which are facilitated through its brands, include consumer credit, debit and prepaid programs, commercial payment solutions, and contactless payment solutions. It serves approximately 22,000 financial institutions. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alex Planes]

    It was from these humble beginnings that Visa (NYSE: V  ) was born. BankAmericard became an independent corporation in 1970 and later changed its name to Visa in 1976 as a way to broaden its appeal internationally. By this point the Master Charge had been established as a competing credit card network, and it had actually grown larger than the former BankAmericard: In the first quarter of 1976, BankAmericard/Visa claimed 31.8 million cardholders and $2.3 billion in sales volume, while the Master Charge had 37.4 million cardholders and processed $2.9 billion in sales. Master Charge, of course, is the forerunner to MasterCard (NYSE: MA  ) , but it hasn’t maintained its early lead over Visa. In 2012, Visa’s total U.S. purchase volume clocked in at $981 billion compared to $534 billion for MasterCard, and Visa’s 278 million American cardholders far outweigh MasterCard’s 180 million American cardholders.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA) is said to have made an approach to the Board of Directors of Vocalink, according to sources as reported by Sky News on Friday. A deal for the salary and benefits processor could be worth more than 拢1 billion, the sources said. Mastercard shares slipped 0.07 percent to close at $97.47 on Friday.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    …given that V will equal ~7.6% of the DJIA priceweighted index (a higher absolute stock price = greater index weighting), the stock should trade up as about 2 days of ADV need to be purchased by index funds. Specifically, we estimate that around 6.5 mm shares of V need to be purchased, which is equal to two days of their average daily trading volume. Note that Vs weighting in the S&P500 is 61 bps as a comparison. Obviously, there is a prestige factor that comes along with DJIA inclusion as well. Also keep in mind that [MasterCard’s (MA)] investor day is tomorrow, so some hedge funds may have had a pair on (overweight MA/underweight V), that could arguably be a factor as well.

Top European Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Intuit Inc.(INTU)

 

Intuit Inc. provides business and financial management solutions for small businesses, consumers, and accounting professionals primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, India, and Singapore. The companys Small Business segment provides QuickBooks financial and business management online services and desktop software; QuickBooks technical support services; financial supplies; and QuickBooks Accountant, QuickBooks Accountant Plus, and QuickBooks Online Accountant, as well as the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program for the accounting professionals. This segment also offers small business payroll products and services, including online payroll offerings, such as Quickbooks Online Payroll and Intuit Online Payroll; desktop payroll offerings comprising QuickBooks Basic Payroll and QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll; and full service payroll offerings, such as Intuit Full Service Payroll and QuickBooks Assisted Payr oll. In addition, it provides merchant services, including credit and debit card processing; Web-based transaction processing services for online merchants; online payment services; GoPayment mobile payment processing services; and QuickBooks point of sale solutions. Its Consumer segment provides TurboTax income tax preparation products and services; and electronic tax filing services. The companys Professional Tax segment offers Lacerte, ProSeries, ProFile, and Intuit Tax Online professional tax products and services; and electronic tax filing services, bank product transmission services, and training services. The company sells its products and services through various sales and distribution channels, including Websites, promotions, call centers, retail locations, and online mobile application stores, as well as through alliance partners, such as banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions. Intuit Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alex Jordon]

    A variety of acquisitions ramps up Oracle’s presence in cloud computing, like deals with RightNow, Taleo, and Eloqua. The annual run-rate of their cloud business is already over $1 billion, larger than Workday (WDAY) and SAP (SAP) combined. New customers include British Telecom (BT), BMC Software (BMC), Siemens (SI), Yahoo (YHOO), and Intuit (INTU).

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Morgan Stanley reported on Wednesday that it has downgraded financial management solution provider Intuit Inc. (INTU).

    The firm has cut its rating on INTU to “Underweight,” and has given the company a $62 price target. This price target suggests a 6% decline from the stock’s current price of $66.30. This downgrade reflects the company’s slowing growth of its tax business.

    Intuit shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Wednesday. The stock is up 11% YTD.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) reported upbeat results for its third quarter and raised its FY16 guidance. Intuit shares dropped 2.15 percent to $105.00 in the after-hours trading session.

Top European Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Gulfport Energy Corporation(GPOR)

Gulfport Energy Corporation engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties. Its principal properties are located in the Louisiana Gulf Coast, in west Texas in the Permian Basin and in western Colorado in the Niobrara Formation. The company also holds acreage position in the Alberta oil sands in Canada; and interests in entities that operate in southeast Asia, including the Phu Horm gas field in Thailand, as well as leasehold interests in the Utica Shale in eastern Ohio. As of December 31, 2011, it had 19.4 million barrels of oil equivalent of proved reserves. The company is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Wells Fargo’s David Tameron and team note that oil exploration & production stocks are “trading well ahead of historical levels” but they find some stocks–includingApache (APA), Anadarko Petroleum (APC), and Gulfport Energy (GPOR)–that still trade at attractive valuations. They explain:

Top 10 Shipping Stocks For 2016

Why all the confidence? Well aside from all these pundits coming out saying there is a 100% chance that we are in a recession or that a recession will start before summer the reason is thatthe data doesn’t show it. You can make up indicators that don’t really make sense either in their construction or their interpretations or you can focus on one relatively narrow segment of the economy but none of that actually means we are entering a recession.

If you want to gauge the probability of a recession it might be helpful to really study the business cycle and how we enter and exit recession as well as how we do not. You then want to build a battery of models to help you interpret what is happening and what is likely to happen going forward. If you do this, and don’t focus on just one indicator, you will be far better off than what most pundits do.

Top 10 Shipping Stocks For 2016: BioAmber Inc.(BIOA)

 

BioAmber Inc., an industrial biotechnology company, produces and sells bio-succinic acid to various chemical market customers in the United States. Its proprietary technology platform combines industrial biotechnology and chemical catalysis to convert renewable feedstocks into chemicals that are replacements for petroleum-derived chemicals. The companys bio-succinic acid is used in various applications, including plasticizers, polyurethanes, personal care products, resins and coatings, de-icing and coolant solutions, fine chemicals, lubricants, and food additives, as well as anti-freeze solutions, coolants solvents, water treatment chemicals, laundry tablets and bath salts, artificial leather products, and foams made with recycled polyethylene terephthalate. Its product pipeline also includes bio-succinic acid derivatives, such as 1, 4 butanediol, gamma-butyrolactone, and succinic acid based polyesters; and C6 building block chemicals comprising adipic acid, caprolactam, and hexamethylenediamine. The company sells its products directly to its customers and commercial partners, as well as indirectly through distributor in the Asia-Pacific region. It has strategic relationships with various companies, including PTTMCC Biochem Company Limited, Vinmar International Ltd., and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation. The company was formerly known as DNP Green Technology, Inc. and changed its name to BioAmber Inc. in September 2010. BioAmber Inc. is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Markus Aarnio]

    BioAmber (BIOA) is a sustainable chemicals company. Its proprietary technology platform combines industrial biotechnology and chemical catalysis to convert renewable feedstock into chemicals for use in a wide variety of everyday products including plastics, resins, food additives and personal care products.

Top 10 Shipping Stocks For 2016: AbbVie Inc.(ABBV)

 

AbbVie Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical products worldwide. The company offers HUMIRA, a biologic therapy administered as a subcutaneous injection to treat autoimmune diseases; IMBRUVICA an oral therapy for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia; and VIEKIRA PAK, an interferon-free therapy, with or without ribavirin, for adults with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis, including those with compensated cirrhosis. It also provides Kaletra, an anti-HIV-1 medicine used with other anti-HIV-1 medications as a treatment that maintains viral suppression in HIV-1 patients; Norvir, a protease inhibitor indicated in combination with other antiretroviral agents to treat HIV-1; and Synagis to prevent respiratory syncytial virus infection in high risk infants. In addition, the company offers AndroGel, a testosterone replacement therapy for males diagnosed with symptomatic low testosterone; Creon, a pancreatic enzyme therapy for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency; Synthroid to treat hypothyroidism; and Lupron, a product for the palliative treatment of prostate cancer, and endometriosis and central precocious puberty, as well as for the treatment of patients with anemia. Further, it provides Duopa and Duodopa, a levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel to treat Parkinsons disease; Sevoflurane, an anesthesia product for human use; TriCor, Trilipix, and Niaspan treat metabolic conditions characterized by high cholesterol and/or high triglycerides; and Zemplar to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism. The company sells its products to wholesalers, distributors, government agencies, health care facilities, specialty pharmacies, and independent retailers from its distribution centers and public warehouses. AbbVie Inc. has strategic collaboration with C2N Diagnostics, Calico Life Sciences LLC, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ablynx NV, Galapagos NV, and Alvine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in North Chicago, Illi! nois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The main conclusions we draw from the abstracts (lacking information about late breakers) is that Gileads dominance of HCV seems secure for the immediate future, with sof/vel (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir) showing impressive efficacy in difficult-to-treat patient subsets. Competitors have early data for their new HCV development efforts (Merck (MRK) [MP], Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) [OP], AbbVie (ABBV)) but will not present new clinical data at this meeting.

Top 5 Recreation Companies To Own In Right Now: Intuit Inc.(INTU)

 

Intuit Inc. provides business and financial management solutions for small businesses, consumers, and accounting professionals primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, India, and Singapore. The companys Small Business segment provides QuickBooks financial and business management online services and desktop software; QuickBooks technical support services; financial supplies; and QuickBooks Accountant, QuickBooks Accountant Plus, and QuickBooks Online Accountant, as well as the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program for the accounting professionals. This segment also offers small business payroll products and services, including online payroll offerings, such as Quickbooks Online Payroll and Intuit Online Payroll; desktop payroll offerings comprising QuickBooks Basic Payroll and QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll; and full service payroll offerings, such as Intuit Full Service Payroll and QuickBooks Assisted Payr oll. In addition, it provides merchant services, including credit and debit card processing; Web-based transaction processing services for online merchants; online payment services; GoPayment mobile payment processing services; and QuickBooks point of sale solutions. Its Consumer segment provides TurboTax income tax preparation products and services; and electronic tax filing services. The companys Professional Tax segment offers Lacerte, ProSeries, ProFile, and Intuit Tax Online professional tax products and services; and electronic tax filing services, bank product transmission services, and training services. The company sells its products and services through various sales and distribution channels, including Websites, promotions, call centers, retail locations, and online mobile application stores, as well as through alliance partners, such as banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions. Intuit Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alex Jordon]

    A variety of acquisitions ramps up Oracle’s presence in cloud computing, like deals with RightNow, Taleo, and Eloqua. The annual run-rate of their cloud business is already over $1 billion, larger than Workday (WDAY) and SAP (SAP) combined. New customers include British Telecom (BT), BMC Software (BMC), Siemens (SI), Yahoo (YHOO), and Intuit (INTU).

Top 10 Shipping Stocks For 2016: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.(CLF)

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., a mining and natural resources company, produces iron ore pellets, lump and fines iron ore, and metallurgical coal products. The company operates six iron ore mines in Michigan, Minnesota, and eastern Canada; two iron ore mining complexes in Western Australia; five metallurgical coal mines located in West Virginia and Alabama; and one thermal coal mine located in West Virginia. It also owns a 45% economic interest in a coking and thermal coal mine located in Queensland, Australia; and a 30% interest in Amapa, a Brazilian iron ore project in Latin America, as well as chromite properties in Ontario, Canada. The company, formerly known as Cleveland-Cliffs Inc, was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Robert Weinstein]

    Lawsuit after lawsuit, a billion dollars in cost overruns, taxpayer subsidies and the most expensive coal plant to operate causing electric rates to skyrocket, if this becomes the norm. The new project is called Plant Ratcliffe by Southern Co. Plant Ratcliffe is quite the boondoggle, but proponents say it always costs more to build the first one and costs will come down as the technology improves. More plants are in the planning stages and may bring a needed shot in the arm to mining stocks. Alpha Natural Resources (ANR), Walter Energy (WLT), Arch Coal (ACI), Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF), Peabody Energy (BTU), and James River Coal (JRCC) are companies that may benefit from increased demand for coal. Not all coal or coal companies are equal, so it’s crucial to discriminate based on your investment time-horizon goals. With that said, the announcement should have been followed by a deep sell-off in coal and utility related stocks. But something happened. Or, rather, didn’t happen. The above coal stocks didn’t sell off tremendously and are largely moving along with the rest of the market today. This is noteworthy because stocks don’t bottom on good news, they reach a bottom on awful news. Let me explain: When a stock chart continues trending lower, what you’re witnessing is investors throwing in the towel and moving on. Leaving aside bankruptcies for a moment, almost all stocks have a core group of investors that are commonly known as the “strong hands.” A stock is at the bottom when the weak hands are gone. At some point, distressing news (like an unfavorable EPA announcement regarding coal) hits the wire and the related stock or stocks react with little or no movement. This is what we are witnessing right now in coal-related companies.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, basic materials shares rose by 3.08 percent. Top gainers in the sector included Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE: CLF), Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (ADR) (NYSE: SID), and Teck Resources Ltd (USA) (NYSE: TCK).

Top 10 Shipping Stocks For 2016: Intrexon Corporation(XON)

 

Intrexon Corporation, a biotechnology company, operates in the synthetic biology field in the United States. The company, through a suite of proprietary and complementary technologies, designs, builds, and regulates gene programs, which are DNA sequences that consist of key genetic components. Its technologies include UltraVector gene design and fabrication platform, and its associated library of modular DNA components; cell systems informatics; RheoSwitch inducible gene switch; AttSite Recombinases; protein engineering; mAbLogix; and laser-enabled analysis and processing. Intrexon Corporation has collaboration agreements with ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc.; Synthetic Biologics, Inc.; Oragenics, Inc.; Fibrocell Science, Inc.; Genopaver, LLC; AquaBounty Technologies, Inc.; S & I Ophthalmic, LLC; Biological & Popular Culture, Inc.; OvaXon, LLC; Intrexon Energy Partners, LLC; Persea Bio, LLC; Janssen Pharmaceutica NV; and strategic coll aboration and licensing agreement with Merck Serono S.A. The company was formerly known as Genomatix Ltd. and changed its name to Intrexon Corporation in 2005. Intrexon Corporation was founded in 1998 and is based in Germantown, Maryland.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Overvalued companies include MWI Veterinary (MWIV) andStericycle (SRCL), while companies with attractive valuations include Cardinal Health (CAH), Selected Medical (SEM). He’s not a fan of Intrexon (XON) but callsAratana (PETX) a “hidden gem.”

Top 10 Shipping Stocks For 2016: CRB Futures Index(CR)

Crane Co. manufactures and sells engineered industrial products in the United States and internationally. The company operates in five segments: Aerospace & Electronics, Engineered Materials, Merchandising Systems, Fluid Handling, and Controls. The Aerospace & Electronics segment offers pressure, fuel flow, and position sensors and subsystems; brake control systems; coolant, lube and fuel pumps; and seat actuation products. This segment also provides power supplies and custom microelectronics for aerospace, defense, medical, and other applications; and electrical power components, power management products, electronic radio frequency, and microwave frequency components and subsystems for the defense, space, and military communications markets. The Engineered Materials segment manufactures fiberglass-reinforced plastic panels for the truck trailer and recreational vehicle markets, industrial markets, and the commercial construction industry. The Merchandising Systems segmen t offers vending solutions, such as food, snack, and beverage vending machines; and vending machine software and online solutions, as well as payment solutions, including coin accepters and dispensers, coin hoppers, coin recyclers, bill validators, and bill recyclers. The Fluid Handling segment manufactures and sells various industrial and commercial valves and actuators; provides valve testing, parts, and services; manufactures and sells pumps and water purification solutions; distributes pipe, pipe fittings, couplings, and connectors; and designs, manufactures, and sells corrosion-resistant plastic-lined pipes and fittings. The Controls segment produces ride-leveling, air-suspension control valves for heavy trucks and trailers; pressure, temperature, and level sensors; ultra-rugged computers, measurement and control systems, and intelligent data acquisition products; and water treatment equipment. Crane Co. was founded in 1855 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Crane Co. (NYSE: CR) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.86 per share on revenue of $644.60 million.

    Oceaneering International (NYSE: OII) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $641.85 million.

Top 10 Shipping Stocks For 2016: Formula Systems (1985) Ltd.(FORTY)

 

Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. provides a range of information technology (IT) solutions and services, and develops and markets proprietary software solutions. It offers software solutions and services, such as outsourcing and developing customized software; computer systems management infrastructures, Web world content management, database and data warehouse mining, application integration, database and systems, data management, and software development tools; computer and telecommunication infrastructure solutions; and professional training courses and advanced professional studies. The company also sells personal computers, portable computers, Intel servers, peripheral equipment, operating systems, servers, and workstations; provides computer and peripheral equipment maintenance services, lab, and helpdesk services; and sells and markets cloud based solutions. In addition, it offers Sapiens ALIS, an L&P software solution for i ndividual, group, and worksite insurance products; Sapiens Retirement Services for record-keeping management; Sapiens Closed Books, a solution to administer policies and claims relating to closed books of business; and Sapiens TOPAZ to handle L&P activities and regulations. Further, the company provides Sapiens IDIT for general insurance carriers; Sapiens Insight for business demands at the insurer level and regulatory needs at the state level; Sapiens Reinsurance that enables property and casualty/general insurance carriers and brokers to handle reinsurance activities on a single platform; and Sapiens DECISION, a business decision management solution. Additionally, it supplies professionals in the areas of accounting and finance, administrative, customer service, clinical, scientific and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing and operations, human resources, IT technology, LI/MFG, and marketing and sales. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Or Yehuda, Is rael.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, technology shares rose by 0.26 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT), up 9 percent, and Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: FORTY) up 19 percent.

Top 10 Shipping Stocks For 2016: Huntsman Corporation(HUN)

 

Huntsman Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells differentiated organic and inorganic chemical products worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials, Textile Effects, and Pigments and Additives. The Polyurethanes segment offers polyurethane chemicals, including methyl diphenyl diisocyanate, propylene oxide, polyols, propylene glycol, thermoplastic polyurethane, aniline, and methyl tertiary-butyl ether products, which are used to produce rigid and flexible foams, as well as coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers. The Performance Products segment provides amines, carbonates, surfactants, linear alkyl benzene, maleic anhydride, other performance chemicals, ethylene glycol, olefins, and technology licenses. The Advanced Materials segment offers basic liquid and solid epoxy resins; specialty resin compounds; cross-linking, matting, and c uring agents; and epoxy, acrylic, and polyurethane-based formulations. The Textile Effects segment provides textile chemicals, dyes, and inks. The Pigments and Additives segment offers titanium dioxide, functional additives, color pigments, timber treatment, and water treatment chemicals. The companys products are used in various applications, including adhesives, aerospace, automotive, construction products, personal care and hygiene, durable and non-durable consumer products, electronics, medical, packaging, paints and coatings, power generation, refining, synthetic fiber, textile chemicals, and dye industries. Huntsman Corporation was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Huntsman (NYSE: HUN) surged 8.05% to $20.68 in the pre-market session after the company announced its plans to buy Rockwood Holdings’ (NYSE: ROC) Performance Additives and Titanium Dioxide businesses for $1.1 billion in cash.

Top 10 Shipping Stocks For 2016: Brookline Bancorp Inc.(BRKL)

Brookline Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Brookline Bank, Bank Rhode Island, and The First National Bank of Ipswich, which provide commercial and retail banking services, and cash management and investment services to customers in Central New England. The company accepts various deposit products, including non-interest-bearing checking accounts, interest-bearing NOW accounts, savings accounts and money market savings accounts, certificate of deposit accounts, individual retirement accounts, and other qualified plan accounts. Its loan portfolio comprises first mortgage loans secured by commercial, multi-family, and residential real estate properties; auto loans; loans to business entities consisting of commercial lines of credit; and loans to condominium associations, as well as loans for financing equipment used by small businesses. Brookline Bancorp, Inc. also provides financing for construction and development projects, home equity, and other consumer l oans; and loans to finance coin-operated laundry, dry cleaning, and convenience store equipment and businesses. As of January 25, 2012, it operated 43 branches in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The company was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dividends4Life]

    Memberships and Peers: PBCT is a member of the S&P 500 and a member of the Broad Dividend Achievers Index. The company’s peer group includes: Bank of America Corporation (BAC) with a 0.3% yield, Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (BRKL) with a 3.7% yield and Westfield Financial Inc. (WFD) with a 3.5% yield.

Top 10 Shipping Stocks For 2016: Nuance Communications Inc.(NUAN)

Nuance Communications, Inc. provides voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. It offers dictation and transcription solutions and services, which automate the input and management of medical information; and speech recognition solutions for radiology, cardiology, pathology, and related specialties that help healthcare providers dictate, edit, and sign reports without manual transcription. The company also offers mobile and consumer solutions and services comprising an integrated suite of voice control and text-to-speech solutions, desktop and portable computer dictation applications, predictive text technologies, mobile messaging services, and emerging services, such as dictation, Web search, and voicemail-to-text for manufacturers and suppliers of mobile phones, automotive products, personal navigation devices, computers, and other consumer electronics. In addition, it provides customer service business intelligence and authentication solutions for enterprises in the telecommunications, financial services, travel, entertainment, and government sectors to support, understand, and communicate with their customers. Further, the company offers document imaging, print management, and PDF solutions to multifunction printer manufacturers, home offices, small businesses, and enterprise customers; software development toolkits for independent software vendors; and licenses its software to multifunction printer manufacturers. Nuance Communications, Inc. markets and sells its products through direct sales force; its e-commerce Web site; and a network of resellers, including system integrators, independent software vendors, value-added resellers, hardware vendors, telecommunications carriers, and distributors. The company was formerly known as ScanSoft, Inc. and changed its name to Nuance Communications, Inc. in November 2005. Nuance Communications, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $491.14 million.

    Zebra Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $878.67 million.