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Guaranty Funds Post Penn Treaty Unit Policyholder Details

Twenty-five guaranty associations that are responsible for paying claims for a failed Penn Treaty American Corp. unit say 55% of the unit’s long-term care insurance policyholders chose compound inflation protection, and just 1.9% chose simple inflation protection.

(Related: What Agents Need to Know About the Penn Treaty Liquidation)

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The company is not happy with ACA-compliant individual or small-group coverage, executives say.

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Top Insurance Stocks For 2019: J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.(JBHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    JB Hunt Transport Services (Nasdaq: JBHT) specializes in the truck-to-rail intermodal segment of the industry, which means it may not benefit quite as much as the long-haul operators. Wages as a percentage of revenue are the lowest among the four competitors surveyed, though the average driver salary is slightly above the industry average.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    LMR Partners LLP decreased its position in shares of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) by 72.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 2,688 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 7,025 shares during the period. LMR Partners LLP’s holdings in J B Hunt Transport Services were worth $327,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    JB Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) : “I’m sticking with it.”

    Opko Health (OPK) : “I’ve been waiting for these guys to come back on the show and tell us why we should buy.”

Top Insurance Stocks For 2019: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ: AXON) shares rose 23.7 percent to $1.49. Axovant announced strengthening of management team and completion of organization restructuring which "enhanced capabilities in research and business development" and reduced internal headcount by 43 percent.
    Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUSK) shares jumped 19.8 percent to $37.3148. Mammoth Energy’s subsidiary Cobra signed a new $900 million contract to finish the restoration of critical electrical services and support the initial phase of reconstruction of the electrical utility system in Puerto Rico.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares gained 19 percent to $34.0201. Acorn shares rose Friday after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) shares surged 19 percent to $2.20.
    My Size, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYSZ) climbed 16.8 percent to $1.18 after the company received a Notice of Allowance from the USPTO for measurement technology patent.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) gained 16.6 percent to $2.32.
    Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE: LEJU) gained 16.5 percent to $1.34 following Q1 beat.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16.5 percent to $26.1499. Evolus named Lauren Silvernail as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares gained 15 percent to $26.29 after reporting Q1 results.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares gained 15 percent to $44.7702 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) rose 15 percent to $7.075.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) gained 14.4 percent to $2.746.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) climbed 14.2 percent to $101.10 after the company reported upbeat Q4 results.
    Savara Inc. (NAS
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ion Geophysical (IO)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,224 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 92 call options.

Top Insurance Stocks For 2019: Pilgrim's Pride Corporation(PPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Pilgrim’s Pride (Nasdaq: PPC) is the second-largest poultry foods producer in the U.S. with market share in the mid-teens versus industry leader Tyson. The company has also built a strong position in Mexico with 35% of the prepared foods market with the Moy Park acquisition.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Pilgrim’s Pride (NASDAQ:PPC) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report published on Tuesday.

    Several other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Pilgrim’s Pride from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $27.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. BMO Capital Markets dropped their target price on shares of Pilgrim’s Pride to $31.00 and set a market perform rating for the company in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Morgan Stanley set a $25.00 target price on shares of Pilgrim’s Pride and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Vertical Group raised shares of Pilgrim’s Pride from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. Finally, Mizuho reissued a buy rating and issued a $28.00 target price on shares of Pilgrim’s Pride in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $27.80.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Pilgrim’s Pride (NASDAQ:PPC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

    Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ:REGI) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    President Energy (LON:PPC)‘s stock had its “corporate” rating reissued by FinnCap in a report released on Monday.

    Separately, Peel Hunt restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 10.50 ($0.14) target price on shares of President Energy in a report on Thursday, August 9th.

Top Casino Stocks To Own Right Now

The Stars Group (NASDAQ:TSG) stock has performed extremely well over the past year with shares nearly doubling. However, I think there is still room for shares to run further as strong first quarter results, the recent acquisition of Sky Betting and Gaming and the Supreme Court decision should continue to propel this stock higher.

TSG data by YCharts

Looking at first quarter results, revenues were up 24% YOY (12% on a constant currency basis) from $317 million in Q1 2017 to $393 million in Q1 2018. This increase was propelled by a strong 55% increase in casino and sportsbook revenues (39% on a constant currency basis). Poker revenues also increased by 12% (2% on a constant currency basis).

Top Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Investors sold shares of Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLI) on strength during trading on Thursday. $91.41 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $145.29 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $53.88 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund traded up $0.10 for the day and closed at $71.48

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The broader industrial sector has faced challenges this year, but the recent performance of the Industrial Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLI) indicates some investors are turning positive on the group. XLI, the largest industrial exchange traded fund, is up 5 percent over the past week.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Industrials led the market, with theIndustrial Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLI) rising 1.5%. Biotechnology stocks struggled; theSPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEMKT:XBI) fell 2%.

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    Shares of the Industrials Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLI) returned 28% over the year to mid-February and the sector trades a premium of 22% on its long-term forward multiple.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Industrial stocks suffered the biggest losses, with theIndustrial Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLI) dropping 2.1%. Biotech shares had a good day, though; theiShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) rose 1.5%.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Industrials stocks led the way lower today, with the Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEMKT:XLI) falling 1.1%. But tech stocks held up surprisingly well on the heels of yesterday’s losses, with the Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEMKT:XLK) wavering between positive and negative territory before closing down just 0.1%.

Top Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Civitas Solutions, Inc.(CIVI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Civitas Solutions Inc (NYSE:CIVI) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $19.80.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Civitas Solutions (CIVI)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Balter Liquid Alternatives LLC acquired a new position in shares of Civitas Solutions (NYSE:CIVI) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 11,572 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $178,000.

Top Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: NorthStar Realty Europe Corp.(NRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NorthStar Realty Europe (NYSE:NRE) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has given a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $17.17.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northstar Realty Europe Corp (NYSE:NRE) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $16.83.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America increased its holdings in NorthStar Realty Europe (NYSE:NRE) by 15.7% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 71,499 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,699 shares during the period. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America owned approximately 0.13% of NorthStar Realty Europe worth $931,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ion Geophysical (IO)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Ion Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Pembina Pipeline (NYSE:PBA) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

Top Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: ThyssenKrupp AG (TYEKF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    United Technologies’ Otis division manufactures and services elevators, escalators, and other people moving devices. The business is reasonably attractive since there is a fair degree of concentration. Four major companies, Kone Oyj (OTCPK:KNYJF) (OTCPK:KNYJY), ThyssenKrupp (OTCPK:TYEKF) (OTCPK:TKAMY), Schindler (OTCPK:SHLAF) (OTC:SHNDY), and Otis, account for over 50% market share. The main long-term drivers of the industry are urbanization. As you might guess, elevator demand is strongest in dense urban environments where almost every building is multi-story.

Top Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Orchids Paper Products Company(TIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose
  • [By Lisa Levin]

      

    Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLSD) shares declined 32.19 percent to close at $9.86 on Thursday. Clearside Biomedical disclosed that its Phase 2 trial of CLS-TA met primary and secondary endpoints met in 6-month trial.
    scPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCPH) shares dipped 30.1 percent to close at $9.94 on Thursday after the FDA identified deficiencies in the company’s New Drug Application for FUROSCIX. However, the FDA letter did not specify deficiencies identified and notification does not reflect final decision on information under review.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) fell 24.08 percent to close at $1.86. Euroseas announced completion of the spin-off of its drybulk fleet into EuroDry Ltd.
    Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ: GLNG) fell 25.09 percent to close at $25.98 following Q1 results.
    Oragenics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGEN) shares dropped 25 percent to close at $1.50 on Thursday.
    Guess', Inc. (NYSE: GES) dropped 19.44 percent to close at $19.60 following Q1 results.
    Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMD) dropped 15.94 percent to close at $109.09 on Thursday following FQ3 results.
    Fusion Connect, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) shares fell 15.55 percent to close at $3.91.
    Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) dropped 14.44 percent to close at $8.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) shares declined 14.28 percent to close at $82.59 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and lowered its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN) dropped 13.94 percent to close at $18.09 after reporting Q1 results.
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) declined 13.17 percent to close at $2.90 after declining 5.65 percent on Wednesday.
    Concordia International Corp. (NASDAQ: CXRX) fell 12.89 percent to close at $0.2440 after the company announced that it would be delisted from the Nasdaq.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) slipped 12.46 percent

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019

Dividends are a cash return on your investment in a stock — effectively, companies are paying you to own their shares. Since you own part of the companies in which you are investing, and thus have a right to a portion of the earnings, it only makes sense that you should expect a piece of the action via a dividend payment. Here are three companies that take returning cash to shareholders very seriously, and that also have sizable yields: ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK), and W.P. Carey Inc. (NYSE:WPC).

1. An integrated oil giant

ExxonMobil has a yield of 4.2%. It has increased its dividend every year for 36 consecutive years, an impressive feat given that the company operates in the highly cyclical energy industry. Over the trailing 10 years, the average annual dividend increase was 8%. The most recent hike, which was announced in April, was roughly 6.5%. Although lower than the 10-year average, that’s still roughly double the 3% historical rate of inflation.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: CVR Energy Inc.(CVI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares ofCVR Energy (NYSE:CVI) dropped over 12% today after the holding company announced an interesting stock exchange offer for unitholders of its subsidiary,CVR Refining (NYSE:CVRR). The transaction will allow for up to 37.1 million units of the refiner to be exchanged for up to 23.5 million shares of the parent company, or at a 0.6335-to-1 ratio.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. bought a new stake in CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CVI) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 24,807 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $750,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CVR Energy Inc. (NYSE:CVI) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $39.74 and last traded at $39.69, with a volume of 566335 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $36.81.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Janney Montgomery Scott started coverage on shares of Ion Geophysical (NYSE:IO) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $35.00 target price on the oil and gas company’s stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ: AXON) shares rose 23.7 percent to $1.49. Axovant announced strengthening of management team and completion of organization restructuring which "enhanced capabilities in research and business development" and reduced internal headcount by 43 percent.
    Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUSK) shares jumped 19.8 percent to $37.3148. Mammoth Energy’s subsidiary Cobra signed a new $900 million contract to finish the restoration of critical electrical services and support the initial phase of reconstruction of the electrical utility system in Puerto Rico.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares gained 19 percent to $34.0201. Acorn shares rose Friday after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) shares surged 19 percent to $2.20.
    My Size, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYSZ) climbed 16.8 percent to $1.18 after the company received a Notice of Allowance from the USPTO for measurement technology patent.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) gained 16.6 percent to $2.32.
    Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE: LEJU) gained 16.5 percent to $1.34 following Q1 beat.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16.5 percent to $26.1499. Evolus named Lauren Silvernail as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares gained 15 percent to $26.29 after reporting Q1 results.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares gained 15 percent to $44.7702 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) rose 15 percent to $7.075.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) gained 14.4 percent to $2.746.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) climbed 14.2 percent to $101.10 after the company reported upbeat Q4 results.
    Savara Inc. (NAS
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ion Geophysical (IO)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,224 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 92 call options.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Williams Partners L.P.(WPZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) shares jumped 92.1 percent to $7.01.
    iPic Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: IPIC) gained 21.6 percent to $9.73.
    Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ: BZUN) shares jumped 18.7 percent to $53.49 after reporting Q1 results.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) shares jumped 15.9 percent to $50.50. The company's "Smackdown Live" may not be renewed at NBCUniversal network and the company's "Monday Night Raw" program could be worth three times its current value elsewhere, according to a report for The Hollywood Reporter.
    Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPPI) gained 14.7 percent to $ 20.46 after the company issued further details on Phase 3 ADVANCE study of ROLONTIS.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) climbed 13.4 percent to $5.5009.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) rose 13.3 percent to $ 14.23 after the company announced presentation of Phase 2 data from prostate cancer trial of 177Lu-PSMA-617 at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
    Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX) gained 12.9 percent to $1.7499 after the company announced the sale of Post-Panamax Container Vessel for $21 million.
    Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ: ESND) gained 12.7 percent to $12.43. Essendant confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal from Staples of $11.50 per share in cash.
    Blink Charging Co (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 11.8 percent to $8.04 after surging 31.68 percent on Wednesday.
    OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPHC) gained 11.5 percent to $5.15.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares climbed 10.7 percent to $3.74.
    Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) rose 7.9 percent to $25.95 after climbing 7.90 percent on Wednesday.
    Minerva Neurosciences Inc (NASDAQ: NERV) rose 6.5 percent to $6.93 after Journal of Clinical Psychiatry published positive results of cognitive performance from Phase 2B trial of roluperidone in schizophrenia patients.
    Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) rose 5.6 percent to $40
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) from Buy to Hold..

    Williams Partners shares fell 0.63 percent to close at $41.23 on Friday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) from Buy to Hold..

    Williams Partners shares fell 0.63 percent to close at $41.23 on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Barclays set a $46.00 price target on Williams Pipeline Partners (NYSE:WPZ) in a research note published on Saturday. The brokerage currently has a hold rating on the pipeline company’s stock.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    There’s an interesting dichotomy here, however. Crestwood was looking to stay financially disciplined, but it also needed to invest to grow. Doing both at the same time is difficult, which is why it partnered up with Con Ed in the Marcellus region, Shell Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:SHLX) and First Reserve in the Delaware Basin, and Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) in the Powder River basin. These agreements allow Crestwood to keep expanding its business without having to foot the entire bill for the investments.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Phillips 66(PSX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Fortunately, Berkshire Hathaway reveals which stocks the Oracle of Omaha is selling in itsquarterly 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company’s latest filing shows he sold shares in Verisk Analytics, Inc.(NASDAQ:VRSK), IBM (NYSE:IBM), and Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX). Is it time for these stocks to exit your portfolio, too?

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    This strategy of acquiring assets from a large parent company to grow an MLP’s payout has worked well over the years. Refining giant Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) has been one of the most successful with this strategy since creating Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) in 2013. At that time, Phillips 66 launched an ambitious plan to grow its MLP’s distribution at a 30% compound annual rate through 2018 via a steady stream of dropdown transactions. Phillips 66 Partners is right on target, having increased the payout at a 31% compound annual growth rate since the IPO while maintaining solid financial metrics, including covering the payout with cash flow by a very comfortable 1.33 times last quarter and maintaining a conservative debt-to-EBITDA ratio of 3.2 in 2017. This strategy has also richly rewarded investors in Phillips 66 Partners, which has generated a total return of 89% since its IPO despite a recent sell-off, easily ahead of the S&P 500’s nearly 73% total return over that time frame.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Friday.

    The company reported Q1 EPS of $1.04 vs. $0.89 estimates and revenue of 24.05 billion vs. $29.46 billion estimates.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    That said, Delek’s price gain so far in 2018 has left its price to tangible book value ratio well above that of peers like HollyFrontier (NYSE:HFC) and Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX). So, it’s fairly easy to give Delek the nod over Calumet, but it’s harder to suggest that it’s the best option in the independent refining space. Investors should probably step back and consider a broader set of options.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: California Resources Corporation(CRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

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

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap independent California oil and natural gas stock California Resources Corp (NYSE: CRC) has elevated short interest of 36.22% according to Highshortinterest.com. California Resources Corporation is the largest oil and natural gas exploration and production company in California on a gross-operated basis. The Company explores for, produces, gathers, processes and markets crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids exclusively in the state of California. California Resources Corp has a large portfolio of lower-risk conventional opportunities in each of Californias four major oil and gas basins: San Joaquin, Los Angeles, Ventura and Sacramento.

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

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on California Resources (CRC)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of California Resources Corp (NYSE:CRC) reached a new 52-week high and low on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $41.00 and last traded at $40.01, with a volume of 1481116 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $37.78.

Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you probably know that countries around the world are trying to slowly phase out coal from the power grid. And they’ve largely succeeded. Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU), one of the world’s largest producers, has lost nearly 90% of its market value over the past five years.

But across from any loser there is a winner. In this case, natural gas has supplanted coal as the chief power source in the developed world. It accounts for one-third of the electricity in the United States, more than coal, nuclear, hydroelectric, wind, and all other sources.

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That’s partially because it’s plentiful and inexpensive, but also cleaner-burning and more environmentally friendly — emitting less than one-tenth the pollutants of coal. Natural gas will play a key role in meeting the future energy needs of a growing world.

Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Recon Technology, Ltd.(RCON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Recon Technology (NASDAQ:RCON) has been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Recon Technology earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 44.9374991541436 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Approach Resources Inc.(AREX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Approach Resources (AREX)

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Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Plains Group Holdings, L.P.(PAGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Plains GP (NYSE:PAGP) was downgraded by equities researchers at Sanford C. Bernstein from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Plains GP (NYSE:PAGP) from a d+ rating to a c- rating in a research report released on Monday morning.

    Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Stifel Nicolaus cut Plains GP from a buy rating to a hold rating and set a $24.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Wednesday. Jefferies Group cut Plains GP from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, April 25th. Wolfe Research cut Plains GP from a market perform rating to an underperform rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Deutsche Bank began coverage on Plains GP in a report on Thursday, April 19th. They set a buy rating and a $29.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, SunTrust Banks raised Plains GP from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $27.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, April 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $25.65.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Plains GP (PAGP)

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Two years ago, Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA) and Plains GP Holdings (NYSE:PAGP) took a step to simplify their corporate structure by eliminating the costly incentive distribution rights (IDRs) that Plains All American paid to Plains GP. In exchange, Plains GP acquired a 34.8% stake in the MLP. While that deal was certainly a step in the right direction, the companies could eventually take the next logical progression by combining into one entity.

Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ion Geophysical (IO)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Ion Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Pembina Pipeline (NYSE:PBA) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ion Geophysical (IO)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,224 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 92 call options.

Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Denbury Resources Inc.(DNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “Denbury Resources (DNR) Bonds Rise 1.8% During Trading Insider Trade” was published by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this report on another domain, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of US & international copyright & trademark legislation. The legal version of this report can be accessed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3352072/denbury-resources-dnr-bonds-rise-1-8-during-trading-insider-trade.html.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    California Public Employees Retirement System cut its stake in shares of Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE:DNR) by 16.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 2,862,084 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock after selling 568,311 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System’s holdings in Denbury Resources were worth $7,842,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market surged higher on Monday, with the biggest gains coming for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which closed above the 25,000 level. Investors were generally upbeat about signs that suggested the potential for a more favorable resolution of trade disputes between the U.S. and China, and positive moves in other financial markets continued to contribute to the stock market’s success as well. Several individual companies in key industries saw major gains. Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR), MB Financial (NASDAQ:MBFI), and World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Macquarie Infrastructure Company(MIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE: MIC) and Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE:ANW) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Macquarie Infrastructure Corp (NYSE:MIC) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $49.60.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) Director Infrastructure Manag Macquarie acquired 430,648 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 21st. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $37.36 per share, with a total value of $16,089,009.28. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 6,690,969 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $249,974,601.84. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sunoco (NYSE: SUN) and Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own For 2018

The greenback is on track to be the worst performing major currency this quarter, and it cant be blamed solely on the unwinding of the so-called Trump trade. Oil-price volatility also plays a key role, according to analysts.

Over the last three months, the U.S. dollar has given up nearly all of the gains seen in the wake of Donald Trumps Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election victory, which were fueled by the implications of what many saw as the arrival of the most business-friendly administration and Congress.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own For 2018: Oak Valley Bancorp (CA)(OVLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:OVLY) Director H Randolph Holder, Jr. purchased 3,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 18th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $20.00 per share, for a total transaction of $64,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own For 2018: Werner Enterprises, Inc.(WERN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) and Universal Logistics (NASDAQ:ULH) are both transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.

  • [By ]

    Werner Enterprises (Nasdaq: WERN) competes in the full-truckload (FTL) segment of the industry where drivers deliver entire truck-loads between two points, rather than making many stops to consolidate partial loads as in the LTL segment. This could mean that the company has relatively more to gain from autonomous trucking since highway driving is a larger portion of total drive time.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own For 2018: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,224 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 92 call options.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own For 2018: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Thursday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 0.87% at $222.34. The stock’s 52-week range is $156.09 to $231.77. Volume was about a two-thirds less than the daily average of around 3 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 1.67% at $242.25. The stock’s 52-week range is $166.65 to $250.79. Volume was about 15% below the daily average of around 3.5 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By ]

    On Tuesday, he’ll be tuning into UnitedHealth Group (UNH) , Goldman Sachs (GS) , Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and IBM (IBM) . Cramer had great things to say about all four companies.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) is scheduled to share its quarterly report on Tuesday as well. The consensus estimates are $2.91 in EPS on $54.8 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen at $224.28. The stock has a 52-week range of $164.96 to $250.79, and the consensus price target is $271.67.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own For 2018: LyondellBasell Industries NV(LYB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $109.07.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Jefferies Group upgraded shares of LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Wednesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The firm currently has $121.95 price target on the specialty chemicals company’s stock, up from their previous price target of $78.01.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    U.S. 10-year Treasury yields will move in a 3 percent to 3.5 percent range for the rest of the year as the Federal Reserve continues raising interest rates, said Robert Mead, co-head of Asia-Pacific at Pacific Investment Management Co: Link $

    ECONOMIC DATA
    US MBA mortgage applications w.e. 11 May -2.7% vs -0.4% prior
    US Housing Starts (MoM) for Apr -3.70% vs -0.70% Est; Prior 1.90%. US Building Permits (MoM) for Apr -1.80% vs -2.30% Est; Prior 4.40%
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 8:30 a.m. ET.
    Data on industrial production for April will be released at 9:15 a.m. ET.
    The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on petroleum inventories in the U.S.is schedule for release at 10:30 a.m. ET.
    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard will speak at 6:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Jefferies upgraded Lyondell Basell (NYSE: LYB) from Hold to Buy
    Susquehanna upgraded AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) from Negative to Neutral
    Jefferies downgraded 3M (NYSE: MMM) from Buy to Hold
    KeyBanc downgraded Vipshop (NYSE: VIPS) from Overweight to Sector Weight

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARGI Investment Services LLC lessened its holdings in shares of LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) by 56.2% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,199 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 14,368 shares during the period. ARGI Investment Services LLC’s holdings in LyondellBasell were worth $1,184,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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According to the Wall Street Journal, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) confirmed Monday it will host an informal talk in September at an energy conference.

It isn’t immediately known what is on the agenda for the meeting. The organization gathered back in April with the hopes of setting a limit on oil production, but Saudi Arabia refused to agree to a freeze and cited Iran’s similar stance.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,224 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 92 call options.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Tesoro Corporation(TSO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Valero Energy Corporation along with large cap peersMarathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC) and Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV), formerlyTesoro Corporation (NYSE: TSO),all giving a similar performance whilemid capWestern Refining, Inc (NYSE: WNR) has varied a bit from its peers:

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Contango Oil & Gas Company(MCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Devon Energy Corporation(DVN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on PayPal (PYPL) , Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) , Churchill Downs (CHDN) , Devon Energy (DVN) , Discovery Communications (DISCA) and Cypress Semiconductor (CY) .

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That ability to organically discover new shale plays has saved it a ton of money. The company was able to quietly gobble up 50,000 acres in Oklahoma over a four-year period for just $750 an acre. Contrast that with rivalsDevon Energy(NYSE:DVN) andMarathon Oil(NYSE:MRO). Devon spent $1.9 billion to buy Felix Energy in late 2015 for the company’s 80,000 acres in Oklahoma, paying a whopping $23,750 an acre. Meanwhile, Marathon paid $888 million for PayRock Energy and its 61,000 acres in the state, which amounted to roughly $14,500 an acre. EOG’sdeepknowledge of shale helps it know where to look so it can lock up land for next to nothing before rivals even know what’s there.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Devon Energy Corp. (NYSE: DVN) which traded down about 12% at $30.55. The stocks 52-week range is $28.79 to $45.16. Volume was about 30 million compared to the daily average volume of roughly 5 million.

  • [By ]

    As things stand right now, analysts anticipate that at least some Iranian oil will come off the market as a result of the sanctions. That lost output would further tighten an oil market that suddenly has little margin for error thanks to red-hot demand and tame supply growth. That’s the recipe for higher oil prices and could make top-tier U.S. oil stocks Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), and ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) big winners in the coming years.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Apache Corporation(APA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Now, I haven’t dabbled in U.S. shale oil or in the permian basin since I extracted myself from Apache (APA) several months ago after an epic fight in the name of capital preservation. But The Wall Street Journal ran a piece last week explaining that due to already-mentioned distribution bottlenecks, Permian-basin oil prices had fallen below $60 a barrel despite the fact that WTI futures were trading above $70.

  • [By ]

    Presto, West Texas Intermediate crude rose 3% to $71.18, the highest since December 2014, boosting shares of oil companies including Occidental (OXY) , which gained 4.8%, Marathon (MRO) , up 3.8%, and Apache (APA) , which gained 2.5%. Spot gasoline also rose 2.7% to $2.17 a gallon, boding ill for the summer driving season in the U.S. and potentially eroding any gains middle-class Americans received from the Trump tax cuts.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) dropped about 7.3% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $34.50. Shares closed at $37.20 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $55.23. Volume was over 11 million, about three times the daily average of around 3.9 million. The company reported quarterly results this morning, but investors were not impressed.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) fourth-quarter results are scheduled for Thursday. The consensus forecast is for $0.22 in EPS on $1.55 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $38.11. The consensus price target is $50.43. The 52-week range is $35.70 to $56.51.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ENSERVCO Corporation(ENSV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Enservco (NYSEAMERICAN:ENSV) will be issuing its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, May 9th.

    Enservco (NYSEAMERICAN:ENSV) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, March 22nd. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by ($0.03). Enservco had a negative return on equity of 89.94% and a negative net margin of 43.71%. The business had revenue of $14.13 million during the quarter.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Vaalco Energy Inc(EGY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares jumped 113.5 percent to $0.6737 after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares rose 35.34 percent to close at $3.32.
    Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW) shares gained 30.36 percent to $3.65.
    Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XTNT) shares jumped 25.6 percent to $7.4701 after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for InTice™-C Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody System.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares surged 20 percent to $2.495.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) surged 17.04 percent to $2.61.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 15 percent to $8.32 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the development of next generation interactive educational activities.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) gained 15 percent to $3.39.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 13.7 percent to $49.64. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    FRONTEO, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEO) shares rose 11.8 percent to $20.956.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares jumped 11.1 percent to $3.38.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) rose 10.6 percent to $7.41.
    NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares gained 9 percent to $2.32.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) rose 7.6 percent to $24.19. Northcoast Research upgraded Kelly Services from Neutral to Buy.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $33.70. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) gained 5.5 percent to $32.56. KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx from Sector Weight to Overweight.
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:
  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    And after taking a look at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a small-cap stock that just signed a deal with Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq:FB)…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) $6.00 288.51%
    Enterprise GP Holdings LP (NYSE: EPE) $2.94 44.00%
    Opko Health Inc. (Nasdaq: OPK) $4.79 43.49%
    MYnd Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYND) $3.15 38.84%
    Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ARWR) $0.52 37.80%
    Mid-Con Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: MCEP) $2.08 36.81%
    VAALCO Energy (NYSE: EGY) $1.49 36.04%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $3.16 35.04%
    WideOpenWest Inc. (NYSE: WOW) $8.41 34.52%
    Legacy Reserves LP (Nasdaq: LGCY) $8.43 33.61%

    While these gains are certainly exciting, it’s important to recognize that investing in penny stocks is also a risky investment strategy.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.(NOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $2.20.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NOG) are flying high, up 12% as of 10:30 a.m. EDT, after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.(HLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7
  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc.(NYSE:HLX) surged on Tuesday, rising more than 13% at 10:45 a.m. EDT after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street suffered a sharp drop on Tuesday, with major benchmarks posting substantial declines in response to a combination of economic factors. The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond climbed above 3% for the first time since 2014, but of greater concern to many market participants were remarks in major corporate earnings reports suggesting that business conditions had likely hit their peak and were poised to deteriorate going forward. With raw materials costs starting to pick up, many manufacturers are reporting inflationary pressures that could hurt profits. Yet even as the broader indexes fell, some individual companies had good news to report. Sanmina (NASDAQ:SANM), Helix Energy Solutions (NYSE:HLX), and Weatherford International (NYSE:WFT) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) soared 33.3% last month thanks to a combination of higher oil prices, strong first-quarter results, and a string of analyst upgrades.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: BHP Billiton plc(BBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now

Retirement investors want sure things. There isnt enough time to make up for stocks that just fall into the ground, never to return. So considering how awful energy has been for the past couple of years, its probably surprising to see energy stocks and retirement mentioned in the same vicinity.

Sustained low oil and natural gas prices have negatively impacted energy stocks. OK, thats putting it mildly. Low prices have outright strangled some companies right out of business, and has made life miserable for the vast majority of the sector.

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And considering many retirement investors were sucked in by the plentiful dividends in the energy sector, they know the pain. And theyre probably not too forgiving.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation(APC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Furthermore, the company also noted that its guidance didn’t include any production from its $400 million acquisition of the remaining 22% interest in its Alaskan assets from Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC). Those assets produced an average of 63,000 BOE/D last year and could provide an incremental boost during the first quarter depending on when it closed. The deal also benefits Anadarko by giving it some cash to beef up its share repurchase program, which it did by adding another $500 million to its $2.5 billion authorization earlier this year.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday following a dividend announcement from the company. The stock traded as low as $70.09 and last traded at $69.57, with a volume of 189410 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $69.01.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AlpaCoin (CURRENCY:APC) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on May 13th. AlpaCoin has a market cap of $0.00 and $0.00 worth of AlpaCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, AlpaCoin has traded 71.5% lower against the U.S. dollar. One AlpaCoin coin can currently be bought for about $0.0003 or 0.00000004 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This top company is still down a stunning 30% from highs printed in 2014, the last time oil traded at $70. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: APC) operates through three segments. The Oil and Gas Exploration and Production segment explores for and produces natural gas, oil, condensate, and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The other segments areMidstream and Marketing.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Community Bank of RaymoreHospitality Properties Trust (HPT) – 1,255,573 shares, 13.81% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.01%Realty Income Corp (O) – 398,012 shares, 8.94% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.17%NRG Energy Inc (NRG) – 623,760 shares, 8.27% of the total portfolio. CSX Corp (CSX) – 329,953 shares, 7.98% of the total portfolio. US Bancor

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Transglobe Energy Corp(TGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Atlas Energy Group (OTCMKTS: ATLS) and Transglobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,224 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 92 call options.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Laredo Petroleum, Inc.(LPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Helmerich & Payne, Inc.(HP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Only 10% of the companies on the list had female CEOs at the helm, four of which — Hewlett Packard (HP) , Lockheed Martin (LMT) , General Motors (GM) , and General Dynamics (GD) — grew significant revenue in five years or less. 

  • [By Chris Johnson]

    Let me show you…

    I Love Helmerich & Payne Inc. (NYSE: HP) for This Coming Week

    My trading model is practically screaming to recommend this contract petroleum drilling company.

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    The third caller had Boeing (BA) , Helmerich & Payne (HP) , Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) , LAM Research (LRCX) and Steel Dynamics (STLD)  as her top five stocks.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: CSI Compressco LP(CCLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cypress Energy Partners (NYSE: CELP) and Compressco Partners (NASDAQ:CCLP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Oceaneering International, Inc.(OII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) warned investors earlier this year that 2018 would be a challenging one. The offshore service and product company also thought that the first quarter would be particularly tough because it’s a seasonally weaker quarter. While itdidn’t go exactly as the company envisioned, the results met its muted expectations overall.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Oceaneering International (OII)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders purchased 833 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,415% compared to the average daily volume of 55 put options.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: BHP Billiton plc(BBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: NOW Inc.(DNOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) and DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fourteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $12.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    ALK has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Morgan Stanley set a $78.00 price objective on Alaska Air Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price objective (down previously from $115.00) on shares of Alaska Air Group in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Buckingham Research dropped their price objective on Alaska Air Group from $90.00 to $88.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, January 26th. TheStreet lowered Alaska Air Group from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Barclays lowered Alaska Air Group from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $90.00 to $80.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $85.00.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation(COG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG) has a strong position in the Marcellus Shale, a low-cost region for natural gas production that puts the company’s break-even around $2.00 per mcf against spot prices around $2.80 per mcf. The company owns the rights to an additional 3,000 drilling locations within its undeveloped footprint which gives it the potential to increase output easily.

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    The hot list:

    Align Technology (ALGN) (+22% revenue growth estimate) Amazon (AMZN) (+22%) Autodesk (ADSK) (+27%) Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) (+34%) Concho Resources (CXO) (+30%) Facebook (FB) (+27%) Netflix (NFLX) (+25%) Pentair (PNR) (+22%) Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) (+22)

    “Firms with high revenue growth should outperform the S&P 500 during the next 12 months as the index climbs by 6% to our target of 2875,” says Kostin. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Comerica Securities Inc. acquired a new stake in Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 103,688 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,486,000.

Top Biotech Stocks To Own For 2018

This summer, Todd Hagopian and Jason Spatafora told us that traditional Biotech companies are looking at Cannabis-based Biotech stocks as buyout candidates. Since then, the four stocks they recommended are up on average 20%, while the S&P 500 is up less than 2%. We welcome them again to discuss the election and the prospects for the Marijuana stock sector.

Todd Hagopian and Jason Spatafora say companies developing Cannabis based drugs are takeover candidates (AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz, File)

Todd started his Biotech fund at Marketocracy in March, 2011. His returns have averaged 24.94% since then, which compares nicely to the S&P 500’s 11.84% return over the same period. Over the last five and three year periods, he did better than the top U.S. Equity fund manager. Before taking anyone’s investment advice, you should always check out their track record. Here is Todd’s.

Top Biotech Stocks To Own For 2018: Fastenal Company(FAST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST) which traded down roughly 6% at $52.16. The stocks 52-week range is $39.79 to $56.15. Volume was over 8 million, compared with the daily average of 2.1 million shares.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Fastenal(NASDAQ:FAST) dropped after reporting first-quarter results, and AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV) jumped on an analyst upgrade.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Fastenal(NASDAQ:FAST) dropped after reporting first-quarter results, and AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV) jumped on an analyst upgrade.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale lifted its holdings in shares of Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) by 18.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 31,189 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 4,858 shares during the quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s holdings in Fastenal were worth $1,757,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    This morning, President Trump suggested that the United States is considering strong military action in response to recent chemical attacks carried out on civilians by the Syrian government. The president promised to send “nice and new and ‘smart'” missiles to Syria and accused the Russian government of partnering with a “Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!” The president’s remarks are a significant departure from comments made last week, which suggested that the United States would be pulling out of Syria in the coming months. Trump’s threat of war over a recent chemical attack in Syria drove crude oil and gold prices higher. Geopolitical worries often offer a boost to commodity prices due to concerns about supply. Trump’s threat comes at a time that markets are already concerned about a significant military conflict in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran. WTI crude prices added 0.9% to hit $66.10 per barrel. Brent crude pushed to $71.10 per barrel. Gold price topped $1,350 per ounce and are poised for bigger gains. According to Axios, U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) has privately told friends that he will not seek reelection in the fall. The news comes at a perilous time for Republicans, who are expected to lose the House of Representatives and potentially the Senate. Axios was the first to report the news. The story is also notable because Ryan recently achieved his long-time goal of passing tax reform in late 2017.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: FB, FOXA, CBS
    Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.(NYSE: FOXA) fell in pre-market hours on news that investigators from the European Commission raided the firm’s London office yesterday. Reports indicate that investigators are trying to keep their goals confidential. However, there has been a lot of scrutiny over Rupert Murdoch’s goal to purchase rival Sky in recent months. British authorities have argued that this deal would not be in the public’s best interest. Accor

Top Biotech Stocks To Own For 2018: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,224 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 92 call options.

Top Biotech Stocks To Own For 2018: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.(BBBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) saw a large growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 22,866,124 shares, a growth of 15.3% from the April 13th total of 19,833,894 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 5,269,486 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.3 days. Approximately 16.9% of the shares of the company are short sold.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    This morning, President Trump suggested that the United States is considering strong military action in response to recent chemical attacks carried out on civilians by the Syrian government. The president promised to send “nice and new and ‘smart'” missiles to Syria and accused the Russian government of partnering with a “Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!” The president’s remarks are a significant departure from comments made last week, which suggested that the United States would be pulling out of Syria in the coming months. Trump’s threat of war over a recent chemical attack in Syria drove crude oil and gold prices higher. Geopolitical worries often offer a boost to commodity prices due to concerns about supply. Trump’s threat comes at a time that markets are already concerned about a significant military conflict in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran. WTI crude prices added 0.9% to hit $66.10 per barrel. Brent crude pushed to $71.10 per barrel. Gold price topped $1,350 per ounce and are poised for bigger gains. According to Axios, U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) has privately told friends that he will not seek reelection in the fall. The news comes at a perilous time for Republicans, who are expected to lose the House of Representatives and potentially the Senate. Axios was the first to report the news. The story is also notable because Ryan recently achieved his long-time goal of passing tax reform in late 2017.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: FB, FOXA, CBS
    Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.(NYSE: FOXA) fell in pre-market hours on news that investigators from the European Commission raided the firm’s London office yesterday. Reports indicate that investigators are trying to keep their goals confidential. However, there has been a lot of scrutiny over Rupert Murdoch’s goal to purchase rival Sky in recent months. British authorities have argued that this deal would not be in the public’s best interest. Accor

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) traded down nearly 20% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $17.26 after closing Wednesday at $21.50. The stock’s 52-week high is $40.33. Volume was nearly 10 times the daily average of around 3.3 million shares. The company slumped on a weak earnings report.

  • [By ]

    Bed Bath & Beyond’s (BBBY) latest earnings stink as bad as shower mildew. 

    Yet somehow, there continues to be little — to no — accountability at the top for years of bad results and an obsession for repurchasing a stock that often only knows one direction, down.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.’s (NASDAQ: BBBY) fiscal fourth-quarter report is scheduled for Wednesday. The consensus estimates are $1.40 in earnings per share (EPS) on $3.69 billion in revenue. The shares closed at $21.00 on Friday. The consensus price target is $22.65, and the 52-week trading range is $19.07 to $40.76.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018

Oil prices have been on fire over the past year, rising more than 20%, which pushed the U.S. oil benchmark (WTI) up to a recent price of around $67.50 a barrel. With continued cooperation by OPEC, healthy demand growth, and a hesitant approach by shale drillers, WTI could soon top $70 a barrel. That’s well above the $50 a barrel most producers in the country budgeted for in 2018.

Because of that, U.S. oil companies should produce a gusher of cash flow this year. While some oil stocks reflect this upcoming windfall, others haven’t caught up, making them screaming bargains right now. Four that stand out are Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO), Apache (NYSE:APA), and Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC). Each one currently sells for less than 10 times trailing 12-month (TTM) cash flow from operations (CFO) per share while most rivals fetch a mid-teens multiple.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: MPLX LP(MPLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The biggest contributor to growth during the quarter was Enbridge Energy’s Bakken assets, where earnings jumped 77% due to the completion of the Bakken Pipeline System last June. Income also rose on the Lakehead System, though that was mostly due to the timing of operating expenses, which helped offset lower pipeline rates resulting from the impact of lower U.S. corporate taxes. The Mid-Continent System’s profitability also improved due to higher storage revenue and lower costs, which offset the impact from the sale of the Ozark Pipeline to MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) last year.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    [T]his morning we announced our 2018 capital investment plans for both MPC and MPLX(NYSE:MPLX). This plan remains focus on strengthening the sustained earnings power of the business through growth and margin enhancing projects as well as expanding our more stable cash flow businesses especially Speedway and MPLX. Our capital plan for MPC for 2018 excluding MPLX is $1.6 billion. This plan spending includes $950 million for Refining & Marketing, $530 million for Speedway and $100 million to support corporate activities and other investments.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    It was looking like, for the first time in a while, we were going to be able to look at MPLX’s (NYSE:MPLX) most recent earnings report without having to consider some big transaction down the road that would fundamentally change these numbers and render them useless. Then, just a couple days before earnings were released, MPLX’s parent company,Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC), announced a huge acquisition that could have a profound impact on MPLX down the road.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    So in this spirit, I thought I would share with you a stock you may want to consider for your own portfolio because it is one I have recently purchased myself: oil and gas logistics player MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX). Here’s why I think it is a company worthy of investment and the recent change to the business that compelled me to buy this stock.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Macquarie Infrastructure Company(MIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE: MIC) and Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE:ANW) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Macquarie Infrastructure Corp. (NYSE: MIC) fell nearly 42% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $37.06 after closing at $63.62 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $81.74. Volume of about 24 million was nearly 30 times the daily average. The company chopped its dividend by about 28% to $4 a year. There’s no better way to make investors flee.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE: MIC) and Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE:ANW) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,224 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 92 call options.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Brunswick Corporation(BC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 5 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Ideal Power Inc.(IPWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ideal Power (NASDAQ: IPWR) and Hollysys Automation Technologies (NASDAQ:HOLI) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ideal Power (IPWR)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Ideal Power (IPWR) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $390,000.00 (americanbankingnews.com) -$0.15 EPS Expected for Ideal Power (IPWR) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Ideal Power Receives 1.1 Megawatt Purchase Order for its SunDial Plus Inverters (investingnews.com) Ideal Power Receives 1.1 Megawatt Purchase Order for its SunDial Plus Inverters from NEXTracker for One of the Largest Solar-and-Storage Installations in Iowa (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ideal Power from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.50 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. HC Wainwright reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $4.00 price target on shares of Ideal Power in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Roth Capital reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $1.00 price target on shares of Ideal Power in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, B. Riley cut shares of Ideal Power from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $5.00 to $2.50 in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Ideal Power currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $3.00.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Source: ThinkstockDecember 11, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.3% at 2,659.98. The DJIA closed up 0.2% at 24,386.10. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.5% at 6,875.08.

Monday was a solid day for the broad U.S. markets. This is a good start to the week for Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq after each one had a couple of rough days last week. Crude oil kicked off the week with a solid gain. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive on the day with a few exceptions. The best performing sectors were technology and energy up 0.83% and 0.77%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were financials and industrials down 0.29% and 0.23%, respectively.

Crude oil was up 1.1% at $57.99.

Gold was down 0.3% at $1,241.00.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom S.A.(TEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday morning, the telecommunication services shares rose 0.75 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Telecom Argentina S.A. (NYSE: TEO), up 6 percent, and pdvWireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDVW) up 4 percent.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Telecom Argentina (TEO)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Telecom Argentina (NYSE:TEO) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $38.00.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Morningstar, Inc.(MORN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ:MORN) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $111.91 and last traded at $111.20, with a volume of 784 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $111.35.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP(TEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Tallgrass Energy Partners (TEP) : “That dividend is a red flag. That group has become a house of pain and I’m not going there.”

    Mallinckrodt (MNK) : “They had a better-than-expected quarter, but I am worried and I’m staying away.”

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Tallgrass Energy Partners (TEP)

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  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on Melco Resorts (MLCO) , Tallgrass Energy Partners (TEP) , Mallinckrodt (MNK) , Roku (ROKU) and Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG) .

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated(RBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA)

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) – Analysts at Jefferies Group boosted their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in a report issued on Monday, April 9th. Jefferies Group analyst S. Volkmann now expects that the business services provider will earn $0.39 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.37. Jefferies Group has a “Hold” rating and a $30.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.16 EPS.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Southern Company (SO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) traded down about 1.7% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $44.46 after closing Thursday at $45.25. The 52-week high is $53.51. Volume was over 6 million, about 20% above the daily average of around 4.8 million shares. The company was dropped from Neutral to Sell at Goldman Sachs on Thursday.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    My timing, however, isn’t always so good, and I sometimes get in too early. But owning a great dividend-paying company at a fair price is better than owning a bad company at any price. Which is why I’m happy to have bought U.S. utility giant The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) and healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT) Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). And I’ll be just as happy if they fall further from here.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) traded down about 2.9% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $45.81 after closing Tuesday at $47.20. The 52-week high is $53.51. Volume was about 5.5 million, about 15% above the daily average of around 4.8 million shares. The company had no specific news Wednesday.

  • [By ]

    And while it’s imperative that you don’t risk money you’re going to count on in the next several years in investments that can quickly lose a lot of value and be very slow to — if ever — recover, high-quality dividend stocks can still serve an important part in providing the best mix of income for today and long-term capital appreciation for down the road. To help you find the best dividend stocks for your retirement, three Motley Fool investors did some research and came back with Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), Southern Co. (NYSE:SO), and Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE:KMI).

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd.(STV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sativacoin (CURRENCY:STV) traded 2.1% higher against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on May 9th. Over the last week, Sativacoin has traded up 0.1% against the US dollar. One Sativacoin coin can now be purchased for $0.0318 or 0.00000341 BTC on popular exchanges including Cryptopia and YoBit. Sativacoin has a market capitalization of $225,415.00 and $19.00 worth of Sativacoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,224 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 92 call options.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Shutterfly Inc.(SFLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the ten ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, three have issued a buy recommendation and three have assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $80.57.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Amarin Corporation PLC(AMRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Amarin (NASDAQ:AMRN) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report released on Friday morning.

    A number of other equities research analysts have also weighed in on AMRN. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Amarin from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $10.00 price objective on shares of Amarin and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Wednesday. HC Wainwright reiterated a buy rating on shares of Amarin in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Amarin from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Friday, March 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Amarin currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $7.75.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Tronox Limited(TROX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Hydrogenics (NASDAQ: HYGS) and Tronox (NYSE:TROX) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Own For 2018

We first brought attention to this firm in our special report Selling Shovels in a Gold Rush: Buy This Sector to Profit From the Internet of Things. In this report, we pointed out that this company broke the trend of rising profits and ROIC, but still garnered a premium valuation to its peers. This disconnect between fundamentals and valuation, coupled with a weak competitive position and misaligned executive incentives, makes PDF Solutions (PDFS) this weeks Danger Zone pick.

Slight Revenue Growth While Profits Tank

Since 2013, PDFS revenue has grown 2% compounded annually. Over the same time, its after-tax profit (NOPAT) has fallen 26% compounded annually to $9 million in 2016 and $3 million over the last twelve months, per Figure 1. The disconnect between revenue and profits comes from rapidly declining margins. The companys NOPAT margin fell from 22% in 2013 to 3% TTM.

Figure 1: PDFS NOPAT & Revenue Since 2013

Sources: New Constructs, LLC and company filings

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Own For 2018: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,224 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 92 call options.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Own For 2018: Landstar System, Inc.(LSTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Landstar System (LSTR)

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Top 5 Gold Stocks To Own For 2018: United Bankshares Inc.(UBSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Salesforce.com (CRM) , American Airlines (AAL) , Align Technology (ALGN) , Procter & Gamble (PG) , United Bankshares (UBSI) , Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) and Dominion Energy (D) .

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Own For 2018: Magyar Bancorp Inc.(MGYR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Own For 2018: Gap, Inc. (GPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    To many, Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS)may seem like a twentieth-century brand past its prime. Traffic to malls is on the rapid decline, and the recent rise of off-price retailers, athleisure, and e-commerce have really hurt the full-priced, apparel brands (like The Gap) that were so popular in the 90s.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) shuffled the deck of its executive leadership in an announcement early on Tuesday. Specifically, the retailer said that its president and chief executive of the Gap brand, Jeff Kirwan, will be leaving the company.

  • [By ]

    For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer sat down with Art Peck, president and CEO of Gap Inc.  (GPS) , the bricks-and-mortar retailer that saw its shares rise over 50% last year, only to slip this year, down 9%.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now

July 11, 2017: Markets opened nearly flat Tuesday as investors wait to hear what Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen has to say tomorrow to the House Financial Services Committee. Tech and energy stocks were Tuesday’s leading sectors; financials and telecom the weakest. WTI crude oil for August delivery settled at $45.04 a barrel, up 1.4% on the day. August gold added 1% on the day to settle at $1,214.70. Equities were headed for a narrowly mixed close shortly before the bell as the DJIA traded up 0.06% for the day, the S&P 500 traded down 0.05%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded up 0.28%.

The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Tuesday was General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) which traded up 1.48% at $26.43. The stock’s 52-week range is $25.91 to $33.00 and the low was posted this morning. Volume was about 20% below the daily average of around 38 million. The company had no specific news.

The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) traded up 1.16% at $206.33. The stock’s 52-week range is $126.31 to $206.66, a new high set this afternoon. Volume was about 25% below the daily average of about 2.9 million shares. The company had no specific news Tuesday.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Weatherford International plc(WFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Cramer was bearish on New York Community Bancorp (NYCB) and Weatherford International (WFT) .

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Weatherford International plc (NYSE: WFT) traded down about 8.4% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $2.19 after closing Friday at $2.39. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.86. Volume was about 20% above the daily average of around 23 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Weatherford International (WFT) has climbed 7.8% to $6.35 after announcing a joint venture with Schlumberger (SLB). Schlumberger has declined 0.4% to $76.67.

  • [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

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,224 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 92 call options.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Over the past several quarters, Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) has presented investors with an awfully attractive investment case. While earnings suffered a bit in 2016 and early 2017 from weak refining margins across the U.S., the company continued to churn out cash that it then gave back to investors in the form of sizable dividend increases and stock repurchase plans.

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    We’ve seen this happen before. In December, shares of Russian oil company Rosneft jumped 21% in two weeks when it was acquired by Glencore Plc. (LON: GLEN). And back in 2015, MarkWest Energy Partners LP (NYSE: MWE) enjoyed a similar jump when it was acquired by Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC).

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    It was looking like, for the first time in a while, we were going to be able to look at MPLX’s (NYSE:MPLX) most recent earnings report without having to consider some big transaction down the road that would fundamentally change these numbers and render them useless. Then, just a couple days before earnings were released, MPLX’s parent company,Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC), announced a huge acquisition that could have a profound impact on MPLX down the road.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is an American petroleum refining, marketing, and transportation company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, explains dividend reinvestment expert Vita Nelson, editor of DirectInvesting.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Range Resources Corporation(RRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) dropped about 4.1% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $15.33 after closing at $15.99 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $36.40. Volume of about 8.5 million was about 15% above the daily average. The increase in natural gas drilling rigs this week is not good for companies like Range Resources that are gas-weighted producers.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) is rated Buy with a lowered price target of $43. The 2017 EPS estimate has been lowered from $0.85 to $0.68, and the 2018 estimate waslowered from $1.60 to $1.52. Shares closed at $27.34 on Friday, in a 52-week range of $27.07 to $46.96, and the consensus price target is $46.42. Range Resources is a Jefferies Franchise Pick.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) fell about 3.6% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $14.77 after closing at $15.30 on Friday. The 52-week high is $35.64. Volume of about 9.4 million was about 20% higher than the daily average of around 7.7 million shares traded. The company had no specific news.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Foresight Energy LP(FELP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    The change in net income from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry average, but is less than that of the S&P 500. The net income has significantly decreased by 82.3% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $45.72 million to $8.07 million.

     

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    We rate FORESIGHT ENERGY LP as a Sell with a ratings score of E+. This is based on a variety of negative investment measures, which should drive this stock to significantly underperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company’s weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, poor profit margins, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and feeble growth in its earnings per share. 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Foresight Energy (NYSE:FELP) – Analysts at B. Riley lifted their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Foresight Energy in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 9th. B. Riley analyst L. Pipes now forecasts that the energy company will post earnings of ($0.08) per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of ($0.12). B. Riley has a “Neutral” rating and a $4.00 price objective on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Foresight Energy’s Q3 2018 earnings at ($0.07) EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.08) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($0.35) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($0.26) EPS and FY2020 earnings at ($0.39) EPS.

Top Casino Stocks To Own For 2019

Steve Wynn is the biggest shareholder of the casino company that bears his name, and he’s transformed Las Vegas with trailblazing projects. That doesn’t make him invincible.

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Steve Wynn

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Casino regulators have the authority to force him out of the industry over allegations that he sexually harassed female employees for years at his resorts, according to former officials and legal experts.

“Nevada regulators have a broad range of options when it comes to potential disciplining of a licensee,” AG Burnett, former chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, the state’s top regulatory body, said in an interview. “These include things like complaints, fines, and even potentially revocation.”

Top Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Endeavour Silver Corporation(EXK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, basic materials shares fell by 1.66 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Endeavour Silver Corp (NYSE: EXK), down 22 percent, and Greif, Inc. (NYSE: GEF), down 10 percent.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Endeavour Silver (NYSE: EXK) is one of 41 publicly-traded companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Endeavour Silver to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) fell 32.7 percent to $13.25 in pre-market trading after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 15.7 percent to $12.30 in pre-market trading. Subsea 7 confirmed a $7.00 per share proposal to acquire Mcdermott, pending termination of merger agreement with CB&I.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 9 percent to $3.65 in pre-market trading after rising 11.39 percent on Friday.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) fell 8 percent to $88.36 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter on Monday.
    SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) fell 7.1 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading.
    Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK) shares fell 5.9 percent to $2.88 in pre-market trading after declining 3.16 percent on Friday.
    Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) shares fell 5.5 percent to $12.25 in pre-market trading.
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares fell 5.1 percent to $2.96 in pre-market trading after rising 76.27 percent on Friday.
    GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE: GSB) fell 5.1 percent to $3.57 in pre-market trading.
    Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (NYSE: FMS) shares fell 4.1 percent to $49.93 in pre-market trading.
    Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) fell 4.1 percent to $9.75 in pre-market trading. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey downgraded Oasis Petroleum from Hold to Sell

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the basic materials sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Endeavour Silver Corp (NYSE: EXK) and DRDGOLD Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: DRD).

Top Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,224 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 92 call options.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc.(SNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Charles Carlson, CEO and Portfolio Manager, Horizon Investment Services]

    For investors looking for growth but also income, I especially like three health-care related stocksFresenius Medical (FMS), Novo Nordisk (NVO), and Smith & Nephew (SNN).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

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    New York Fed President William Dudley is set to speak at 12:45 p.m. ET.
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    Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams will speak at 3:00 p.m. ET.
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    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
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    RBC upgraded Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT) from Sector Perform to Outperform
    Stephens upgraded FMC (NYSE: FMC) from Equal-Weight to Overweight
    RBC downgraded Colfax (NYSE: CFX) from Outperform to Sector Perform
    Deutsche Bank downgraded Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN) from Hold to Sell

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Top Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Mitek Systems, Inc.(MITK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, technology shares fell 0.65 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: UCTT), down 4 percent, and Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MITK), down 7 percent.

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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 Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, technology shares fell by 0.32 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MITK), down 13 percent, and Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: FORTY), down 8 percent.

  • [By U.S. News]

    In at least one Texas bank and one Ohio credit union, 3D video banking is currently undergoing testing, according to TheFinancialBrand.com, a website for bank and credit union marketing executives. Three-dimensional video banking is similar to a consumer video conference with a bank representative –- only in this case, the executive looks like a living, breathing person sitting across from you. Thanks to theater surround sound, the representative also sounds as if they’re in the same room. And since the consumer is interacting with a real person and not an automated hologram, the experience apparently isn’t much different than the real thing.
    Banking and managing money isn’t what it used to be. The 1970s and 1980s brought us the rise of the ATM. Consumers became acquainted with online banking during the 1990s and the first decade of the 2000s. The 2010s are shaping up as the era of mobile banking.
    That was underscored Sept. 10-11 in New York City when Mitek Systems Inc. (MITK), a San Diego-based technology company, debuted its Mobile Photo Account Opening product at Finovate, a trade show where banking tech products are often unveiled. The product allows consumers to open a bank account within 60 seconds. If you have your bank’s app, you can use your smartphone’s camera to take a photo of the front and back of your driver’s license, and presto, your new checking, savings or credit card account is open.
    Here’s a look at other financial products and services personal financial experts think we’ll be using in the future.
    Within 10 years. “The economic payments system will begin to ‘know us,’ either through biometrics, optical sensor or facial recognition,” says Joshua Siegel, managing principal of StoneCastle Partners, a New York-based asset management firm that invests in banks.
    That’s already happening to some extent with smartphones –- the new Apple (AAPL) iPhone 5S, for example, uses fingerprint scanning to unlock the phone. Meanwhile, some fi

  • [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).

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018

Data this morning shows that U.S consumers increased their spending only slightly in October, a sign that households spend moderated after a hurricane-related bump the previous month.

Sales at restaurants, retail stores and online-shopping platforms rose +0.2% m/m to a seasonally adjusted +$486.55B in October. Compared with a year earlier, sales increased +4.6%.

The market were expecting a +0.1% increase in October.

Digging deeper, sales at gas stations fell -1.2%, likely reflecting pullback from the spike in gas prices after the storms. Motor vehicles and parts dealers had a +0.7% sales increase, compared to a +4.6% increase in September.

Ex-motor vehicles, retail sales were up +0.1% in October, and ex-gas, sales were up +0.4%. Excluding both categories, sales were up +0.3% m/m.

Core U.S inflation finally picks up

The CPI index rose +0.1% in October, in line with markets expectations. The increase was driven largely by higher shelter costs, as food prices were unchanged and energy costs declined.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Plains Group Holdings, L.P.(PAGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,224 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 92 call options.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: PDC Energy, Inc.(PDCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Goldman Sachs analyst Brian Singer and team contend that EOG Resources (EOG), Diamondback Energy (FANG), PDC Energy (PDCE), Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD), and RSP Permian (RSPP) can benefit from greater productivity. They explain:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Names which screen well on a combination of attractive valuation and equitized capital structure, include Outperform rated Apache, Anadarko Petroleum,Gulfport Energy as well as Market Perform rated QEP Resources (QEP) and PDC Energy (PDCE).

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Foresight Energy LP(FELP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    FORESIGHT ENERGY LP has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, FORESIGHT ENERGY LP increased its bottom line by earning $0.78 versus $0.08 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 67.9% in earnings ($0.25 versus $0.78).

     

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    We rate FORESIGHT ENERGY LP as a Sell with a ratings score of E+. This is based on a variety of negative investment measures, which should drive this stock to significantly underperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company’s weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, poor profit margins, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and feeble growth in its earnings per share. 

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    The change in net income from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry average, but is less than that of the S&P 500. The net income has significantly decreased by 82.3% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $45.72 million to $8.07 million.

     

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock’s performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 83.17%, worse than the S&P 500’s performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company’s earnings per share are down 82.85% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock’s sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.

     

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Foresight Energy (NYSE:FELP) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The energy company reported ($0.15) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.07) by ($0.08), reports. Foresight Energy had a negative net margin of 18.78% and a negative return on equity of 3.93%.

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    After the recent distribution cut, Foresight’s distribution coverage is over 6.0x with much of the future cash flow dedicated to reducing leverage. It has over 80% of its coal sales priced for next year and its costs should improve as the low cost Hillsboro mine comes back into production early next year. It is also benefitting from cost synergies with the Murray operations. We believe Foresight’s new distribution level is sustainable. With its 15.5% yield, we feel FELP could be attractive to income seeking investors. 

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: NGL ENERGY PARTNERS LP(NGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, energy shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.87 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NGL), down 17 percent, and Contango Oil & Gas Company (NYSE: MCF), down 12 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NGL) were down around 24 percent to $16.40. NGL Energy Partners declared a quarterly distribution of $0.39 per unit and revised its fiscal year 2017 and fiscal year 2018 outlook.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NGL) and Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY).

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: JP Energy Partners LP(JPEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLCEnable Midstream Partners LP (ENBL) – 43,585,926 shares, 67.58% of the total portfolio. American Midstream Partners LP (AMID) – 13,977,709 shares, 19.28% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 230.89%TransMontaigne Partners LP (TLP) – 3,166,704 shares, 13.14% of the total portfolio. JP Energy Partners LP (JPEP) – 0 shares, 0% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 10000%Added: Am

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Newfield Exploration Company(NFX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Lear also sees strong “upside potential” forConcho Resources (CXO), Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) and Newfield Exploration (NFX) as well performance improves in the Permian/STACK, and also writes positively on Devon Energy (DVN).

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The large cap E&Ps we cover raised ~ $6.5 billion of equity in 2015 and are likely to consider additional issuance in 2016. Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) raised $1.3 billion on January 5th and Hess Corp. (HES) raised $1.5 billion of equity/equity-linked earlier this month. We think highly leveraged companies such as Devon Energy,Encana andRange Resources (RRC) and companies with a large deficit (before asset sales), such asAnadarko Petroleum and Devon Energy, are most likely to consider raising equity. Additionally, we believe companies such as WPX Energy (WPX), Southwestern Energy (SWN), Marathon Oil, Continental Resources (CLR),Noble Energy and Newfield Exploration (NFX) could issue equity while several levered companies may be unwilling or unable to access equity markets. We do not think Apache, Canadian Natural Resource, EOG Resources (EOG), Occidental Petroleum orPioneer Natural Resources are likely to issue equity this year.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was an up-and-down day for the stock market, which lost substantial ground early in the day only to climb back toward the unchanged mark by the end of the session. A slight rise for the Dow Jones Industrials led to yet another record-high close, and although other major market benchmarks weren’t quite as lofty, they nevertheless finished with only modest losses on the day. Generally favorable news and sentiment helped the market bounce back during the day, but some stocks still finished lower. Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX), Global Blood Therapeutics (NASDAQ:GBT), and Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Large Caps. Our E&P coverage is pricing in $61/bbl WTI and $3.30 gas, and with a lower crude forecast the group is looking less compelling. We argue names that continue to demonstrate resource improvement at the low-end of the cost curve, namely in the Permian and STACK remain attractive, such as Concho Resources (CXO), Devon Energy (DVN), Newfield Exploration (NFX) and Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD). Noble (NBL) remains a compelling value, though has yet to commit to an accelerated US onshore drilling program.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: EP Energy Corporation(EPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Monday, the energy shares rose 2.09 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC), up 12 percent, and EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) up 13 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $155.19 after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 21.3 percent to $8.83. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) climbed 18.2 percent to $3.12 after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.6 percent to $27.53 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) rose 13 percent to $2.26.
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC) gained 11.9 percent to $7.35.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 11.8 percent to $6.24 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) shares gained 11.3 percent to $3.56.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.875.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) rose 8.7 percent to $2.9683.
    Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) shares rose 7.4 percent to $7.40.
    Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) rose 7 percent to $2.88 after climbing 1.89 percent on Friday.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 6 percent to $15.93. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 5.1 percent to $257.35. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    EP Energy Corp. (NYSE: EPE) posted a new 52-week low of $1.85 Tuesday, down nearly 22% after closing at $2.37 on Monday. The 52-week high is $7.49. Volume was about 3.2 million, around 5 times the daily average of around 600,000. The oil and gas exploration and production firm has launched an exchange program extending the maturity date to 2024 on $1.2 billion in 9.375% notes due in 2020.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: SM Energy Company(SM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Energy sector was the top gainer in the US market on Friday. Top gainers in the sector included Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX), and SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM).

  • [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 Friday's regular session.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, energy shares fell 0.70 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM), down 5 percent, and Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ: CRZO) down 6 percent.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Resolute Energy Corporation(REN )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Or how about Resolute Energy (REN) , which has a big position in the Permian. Why is that stock not quitting? Same with Diamondback Energy (FANG) . How can that one keep roaring?

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Company Name

    Share PriceYTDMarket CapClayton Williams Energy Inc. (NYSE: CWEI)$138.8216.4%2.4BDiamondback Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: FANG)$106.365.42%$9.38BWestern Gas Partners LP (NYSE: WES)$65.6411.71%$9.67BTesoro Logistics LP (NYSE: TLLP)$59.3416.79%$6.25BResolute Energy Corp. (NYSE: REN)$46.0811.87%$931.13MAntero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: AM)$34.9813.28%$6.4BExterran Corp. (NYSE: EXTN)$33.9942.22%$1.19BDominion Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: DM)$32.9011.34%$2.6BNextEra Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NEP)$31.1922.12%$1.68BArchrock Inc. (NYSE: AROC)$16.0021.21%$1.12B

    While some of these stocks have performed well, we arent recommending this list of natural gas stocks. Thats because we arent interested in stocks that have already peaked at Money Morning; were interested in the next big winner. And we have one that could surge in 2017

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    The activist hedge fund’s latest 13F revealed a stake in Resolute Energy Corp (NYSE: REN), and on Monday, it announced a new position in EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT).

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Related Links: Magellan Midstream Riding The Wave Of Rising US Oil Exports

    Resolute Energy Corp (NYSE: REN), $40 Price Target

    Moving into the late-2014 downturn, Resolute had an over-levered balance sheet, flat production and a wide geographical spread.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now

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Blue chip stocks are among the worst retirement investments you can make.

There are several blue-chip stocks that will actually cost you thousands of dollars each year. We&a;rsquo;ll discuss three in a moment.

Sure, the financial media might lionize these stocks. But blue chips are simply big companies. When the term first came into being, it was simply an homage to the blue poker chip &a;ndash; at the time, the most valuable chip on the table. Before purples, oranges and grays began to grace the baize.

However, now the term comes with a boat load of perks &a;ndash; the simple assignment of the term &a;ldquo;blue chip&a;rdquo; is practically a buy recommendation. And therein lies the danger. Because in many cases, these larger companies have not only hit the end of their growth cycle, but are nearing the latter stages of their dividend growth cycle as well.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Synacor, Inc.(SYNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of INTEL CORP’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=INTEL+CORP

    These are the top 5 holdings of INTEL CORPCloudera Inc (CLDR) – 26,065,827 shares, 92.26% of the total portfolio. Borqs Technologies Inc (BRQS) – 3,799,172 shares, 5.42% of the total portfolio. ForeScout Technologies Inc (FSCT) – 257,756 shares, 1.37% of the total portfolio. Aquantia Corp (AQ) – 161,492 shares, 0.42% of the total portfolio. Synacor Inc (SYNC) – 866,884 shares, 0.23% of the total portfolio. New

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Synacor Inc (NASDAQ: SYNC) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.03 per share on revenue of $30.00 million.

    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $18.59 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Synacor Inc (NASDAQ: SYNC) shares dropped 18 percent to $3.42. Synacor priced 5.715 million shares at $3.50 per share.

    Shares of Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ: RECN) were down around 15 percent to $13.65 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Versar, Inc.(VSR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Versar Inc. (NYSE: VSR) shares shot up 37 percent to $1.55 after the company disclosed that its long-term joint venture with Johnson Controls Federal Systems was awarded up to $950 million IDIQ contract with U.S. Air Force.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Versar Inc. (NYSE: VSR) were down 36 percent to $1.61. Versar reported a Q3 loss of $1.34 per share on revenue of $36.5 million.

    Breitburn Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: BBEP) was down, falling around 70 percent to $0.0580 as the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Vanguard Natural Resources LLC(VNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cameron Swinehart]

    Going forward I will be looking to add investments on my watchlist and trim other positions. It will be interesting to see how an overweight commodity portfolio will perform relative to the rest of the market.

     Cost Basis# SharesCurrent Price% of PortfolioCurrent ValueReturnMetal/Miners      Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHYS)$12.4985$11.043.75%$938.40-13.13%Sprott Physical Silver Trust (PSLV)$7.95125$8.744.37%$1,092.509.04%FreePort-McMoran (FCX)$31.6731$33.874.20%$1,049.976.50%Ishares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (RING)$13.0695$10.644.04%$1,010.80-22.74%Energy      Statoil ASA(STO)$21.7940$22.683.63%$907.203.92%Vanguard Natural Resources LLC (VNR)$27.5636$27.874.01%$1,003.321.11%ConocoPhillips (COP)$63.6822.43$71.006.37%$1,592.5310.31%Agriculture      CVR Partner LP (UAN)$26.3630.9$18.932.34%$584.94-39.25%Adecoagro$6.78125$7.443.72%$930.008.87%Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM)$34.8030$37.244.47%$1,117.206.55%Mixed Commodity      Powershares DB Commodity Index (DBC)$26.3540$25.954.15%$1,038.00-1.54%Sprott Resource Corp$3.34400$2.714.34%$1,084.00-23.25%    Total % of portfolio49.40%               Cost Basis12,666.00      Current Value12,348.86      Return-2.50%  Source: Investing For The Future Surge In Commodity Prices

    Disclosure: I am long ADM, FCX, UAN, AGRO, RING, VNR, SCPZF.PK, COP, DBC, PHYS, PSLV. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article. (More…)

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation(WAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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
  • [By Lee Samaha]

    On a more positive note, Flannery appears to be making ground on some key long-term objectives.

    Management feels “good” about the ability of the healthcare segment to outperform, according to Miller. Flannery claimed GE was in “active discussions” on some aviation platforms, current & lighting and distributed power, while an announcement on the divestment of transportation (rumored to be a target of Wabtec (NYSE:WAB)) is expected by the end of the second quarter. Structural cost reductions are now expected to be above the $2 billion target outlined on the investor day presentation in November 2017. Flannery outlined that he would lead the creation of a new operating system for GE based on “lean, six sigma ad agile” involving “continuous improvement and customer experience.”

    As a reminder, GE has promised $20 billion of asset sales, and the commentary on the earnings call was reassuring, particularly as the first deal (healthcare IT assets) was underwhelming.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies(NYSE:WAB), or Wabtec, is off to a solid start in 2018. The rail products company reported double-digit gains in revenue and earnings thanks to a combination of factors. As a result, the company remains on pace to hit its full-year guidance.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (WAB) scores highly based on my Warren Buffett-based model, which is based on the book Buffettology, and also the Peter Lynch-inspired approach that uses the method outlined by Lynch in One Up on Wall Street.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID cut its holdings in Wabtec Co. (NYSE:WAB) by 1.2% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 226,515 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 2,800 shares during the period. Wabtec comprises 1.9% of Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 25th biggest position. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s holdings in Wabtec were worth $18,438,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Noodles & Company(NDLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Potbelly Corp falling off fairly quickly afterthe IPOand largelyleveling off into a range or moving sideways over the past 3 years while small capNoodles & Co (NASDAQ: NDLS)shows some signs ofstabilization and small capZoe’s Kitchen Inc (NYSE: ZOES) has been all over the place for investors with shares now falling off:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Potbelly Corp falling off aftertheir IPOsand largelyleveling off over the past 2 1/2 years while small capNoodles & Co (NASDAQ: NDLS)continues to slide and small capZoe’s Kitchen Inc (NYSE: ZOES) is back to around IPO price levels for retail investors:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap restaurant stock Noodles & Co (NASDAQ: NDLS) reportedQ1 2017 earnings after yesterdays market close. In February,Noodles & Co hadannouncedthe completion of an $18.5 million private placement sale of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and warrants to purchase shares of the Company’s Class A Common Stock to an existing shareholder to strengthen the Company’s balance sheet and fund strategic initiatives. The Company also announced plans to close approximately 55 underperforming company-owned restaurants, to eliminate the negative cash flow of these restaurants and improve overall performance.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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

    These are the top 5 holdings of Catterton Management Company, L.L.C.Noodles & Co (NDLS) – 11,106,987 shares, 100% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 62.50%Added: Nood

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ:NDLS) is scheduled to be posting its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, May 10th. Analysts expect Noodles & Company to post earnings of ($0.03) per share for the quarter. Noodles & Company has set its FY18 guidance at $(0.01)-0.03 EPS.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap restaurant stock Noodles & Co (NASDAQ: NDLS) is scheduled for after the market closes onThursday (March 2nd). A couple of weeks ago, Noodles & Co announcedthat it completed an $18.5 million private placement sale of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and warrants to purchase shares of the Company’s Class A Common Stock to an existing shareholder controlled by L Catterton on February 8, 2017, to strengthen the Company’s balance sheet and fund strategic initiatives. The Company also announced plans to close approximately 55 underperforming company-owned restaurants, to eliminate the negative cash flow of these restaurants and improve overall performance.Fourth quarter 2016 financial results are expected to include the following:

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Boeing Company (BA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    On one particularly big news day, April 28, the DSCA announced that it has notified Congress of no fewer than seven separate pending arms sales that it plans to push through. These deals are aiming to sell:

    110 radar-seeking air-to-ground “HARM” missiles to Australia, generating sales of $137.6 million for prime contractors Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) and Raytheon (NYSE:RTN). Four P-8A Poseidonsubmarine-hunting jet aircraft to New Zealand — a $1.46 billion payday for Boeing (NYSE:BA). 13 76 mm cannonfor installation aboard Israeli Navy SA’AR 4.5 and SA’AR 6 Missile Patrol Boats at a purchase price of $440 million. (Italian firm Leonardo S.p.a.’s DRS North America subsidiary will be the contractor on that one.) Nine Bell 429light utility helicopters to Slovakia, yielding sales of $150 million for Textron (NYSE:TXT). And five CH-47D Chinookhelicopters, sold out of U.S. government surplus to Greece for $80 million.

    Also included in the DSCA’s list of pending contracts are two directed toward the NATO Support and Procurement Agency, specifically:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) traded down 3.39% at $334.66. The stock’s 52-week range is $164.06 to $361.45. Volume was about 50% higher than the daily average of around 4.5 million shares. The company is reportedly in talks to acquire an aircraft parts maker.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Much of this was based on educated guesswork, however, as we extrapolated what we knew about the finances at SpaceX rivalsBoeing(NYSE:BA),Lockheed Martin(NYSE:LMT),Orbital ATK(NYSE:OA), andAirbus(NASDAQOTH:EADSY), and applied it to what wethoughtthat might mean for SpaceX’s own finances. It would have been a whole lot easier to just take a good hard look at SpaceX’s own financial documents, and get the answers straight from the source.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    After a two-week absence during which tech stocks were investors’ favorites, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) returned last week as the top performing stock among the Dow 30. Shares slipped just 0.5% during the week, but that was less that the Dow Jones industrial average as a whole. For the year, the stock is up about 10.6%.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    That didn’t take long. After a one-week absence as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) index’s best performing stock, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has reclaimed its top ranking last week with a gain of nearly 9%. For the first two weeks of 2018, Boeing shares have added 14%.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    What better way, Bill surmised, to make surefire profits amid the turmoil than to literally invest in our nation’s safety? You see, by keeping an eye on which companies Uncle Sam is contracting to develop these defense systems – and which of these systems are actually working – you can stand to make serious profits. Indeed, one of Bill’s main recommendations is Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) – a firm directly involved in both the GMD and THAAD’s production.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: SPDR Blmbg Barclays Em Mkts Lcl Bd ETF (EBND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    DWFI also holds the SPDR Barclays Emerging Markets Local Bond ETF (NYSE: EBND), SPDR Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF (NYSE: BWX) and the SPDR Barclays Intermediate Term Corporate Bond ETF (NYSE: ITR).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,224 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 92 call options.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Rigel Pharmaceuticals Inc.(RIGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIGL) shares dropped 22 percent to $2.52 after the company reported results from the second FIT Phase 3 study for fostamatinib. The company disclosed that the study did not meet primary endpoint.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Shopify Inc.(SHOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Withers]

    If investors want to tap into the growing trend of e-commerce and diversify their portfolio beyond Amazon, Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) and Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) make the shortlist. Shopify is more a pick-and-shovelplay, as the company hasbuilt a powerful back office platform that essentially enables entrepreneursto run an e-commerce business from their phone. Etsy is a pure play marketplace that focuses on serving the creative entrepreneur. These two companies had similar revenue in 2016, were both started in almost the same year (Etsy 2005, Shopify 2006), and are in the business of helping product-selling entrepreneurs connect to buyers online. Let’s take a deeper dive into these two companies and see which is the better buy.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shopify (NYSE:SHOP)keeps growing briskly as a platform for budding and established online merchants, and shareholders are going along for the ride. Shares of Shopify soared 9% last week, moving higher after another blowout financial performance. The stock initially moved lower on Tuesday following the report, only to roar back into investor fancy later in the week.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Shopify’s(NYSE:SHOP) fourth-quarter earnings results came in above expectations, continuing its flawless streak of earnings beats since going public. The company posted revenue of $130.4 million and breakeven earnings per share. Analysts were expecting a $0.02 loss per share on $121.7 million in sales.

  • [By Dan Caplinger, Tim Brugger, and Seth McNew]

    Risk is always a factor for stock market investors, but if you want the top stocks in your portfolio, you have to be bold. To give you some ideas on which stocks to look at, three Motley Fool contributors weighed in on companies they’re familiar with and made a case for why they deserve a closer look. Read on to learn more about Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG), and Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED) and why they deserve your attention.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    There’s an interesting paradox happening right now surrounding Shopify (NYSE:SHOP). The company — which provides a platform for small and medium-sized businesses to establish an e-commerce presence — has been in the cross hairs of protestors, led by the group SumofUs.com, for providing a platform for the far-right news agency Breitbart. And yet, the stock has never been better, advancing over 60% this year in the face of the protests.