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The dream of traveling from coast to coast or across the ocean in a matter of hours is a real possibility, with the Federal Aviation Administration beginning work on updated regulations to accommodate a new generation of supersonic aircraft. The changes would be great news for passengers, while creating both challenges and new opportunities for aerospace giants like Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) and Boeing (NYSE:BA).

The FAA intends to issue a formal proposal on new noise guidelines by December, according to a post on the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs website. The new rules would allow for testing of new supersonic technologies that are designed to not generate a disruptive sonic boom, and pave the way for eventual approval of the new technologies if they work as planned.

Artist rendering of Lockheed Martin’s supersonic commercial concept. Image source: Lockheed Martin.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: PVH Corp.(PVH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State of Alaska Department of Revenue grew its holdings in PVH Corp (NYSE:PVH) by 14.6% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 22,780 shares of the textile maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,910 shares during the period. State of Alaska Department of Revenue’s holdings in PVH were worth $3,409,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: CRM, GOOGL, DKS
    Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) will report earnings after the bell. The cloud computing giant is expected to report earnings per share of $0.47 on top of $3.23 billion in revenue. With strong cloud-computing demand from businesses, expect a lot of anticipation around the company’s third-quarter forecast and full-year outlook. Investors will also be looking for an update on the impact of its acquisition of MuleSoft, the largest deal in Salesforce history. The White House is pressuring Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) after President Trump accused the team behind the Google search engine of selective bias. Trump believes that Google has been hiding positive news about him, but he failed to provide any evidence to his claims. Trump’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, said the White House is “having a look” at Google, but didn’t provide any details on the plan. Shares of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) are on the move thanks to a big upgrade from Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS). Analysts at the investment bank hiked their price target for AMZN stock to $2,500 per share. That figure would push the e-commerce giant’s market capitalization to a whopping $1.2 trillion. This is the highest price target among the 41 analysts covering the stock, according to data from FactSet. Look for additional earnings reports from Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. (NYSE: DKS), American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO), PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH), Guess? Inc. (NYSE: GES), Express Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPR), and Tilly’s Inc. (Nasdaq: TLYS).

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PVH Corp (NYSE:PVH) – Research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies raised their Q3 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of PVH in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, August 29th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst E. Murphy now expects that the textile maker will earn $3.13 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $3.06. Piper Jaffray Companies has a “Buy” rating and a $177.00 price target on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for PVH’s Q4 2019 earnings at $1.58 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $9.25 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $2.53 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $2.46 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $3.55 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $1.86 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $10.40 EPS.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    On Tuesday, the Trump administration said it would press ahead with 25% tariffs on roughly $50 billion in Chinese goods. As U.S. Trade Secretary Wilbur Ross prepares to head to Beijing to discuss trade this week, the Trump administration is demanding that China address ongoing theft of U.S. intellectual property.
    Ahead of Friday’s jobs report, Automatic Data Processing (NYSE: ADP) reported that private jobs increased by 178,000 during May. That figure was actually 12,000 behind what the markets were anticipating. Job growth appears to be slowing down as the firm also revised its jobs figure for April downward, from 204,000 new positions to 163,000.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: KORS, HP, KMI
    Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KORS) stock was off 3.2% in pre-market hours after the company reported earnings before the bell. The luxury retailer reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.63, a figure that topped Wall Street expectations of $0.60. The firm also beat revenue expectations and reported an increase in same-store sales. However, the firm’s earnings forecast for the year ahead came in lower than expectations, a factor that pushed its stock lower on Wednesday morning.
    Shares of HP Inc. (NYSE: HP) were up slightly after the company raised its full-year outlook and topped Wall Street earnings expectations on Tuesday. The company cited stronger demand in desktops and notebooks for its financial performance. The firm matched EPS expectations of $0.48. However, revenue came in at $14.0 billion, a figure that easily beat forecasts of $13.59.
    The Canadian government announced plans to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (NYSE: KML) for $3.5 billion. The Canadian government said that the deal was the only way to ensure that the long-awaited project could proceed. The pipeline runs from the Alberta oil sands to a port all the way in British Columbia along the Pacific Ocean. The pipeline is designed to give Canadian crude grea

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Research analysts at Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on shares of PVH (NYSE:PVH) in a report released on Monday, The Fly reports. The brokerage set a “sell” rating on the textile maker’s stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Soros Fund Management LLC purchased a new stake in PVH Corp (NYSE:PVH) in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund purchased 37,700 shares of the textile maker’s stock, valued at approximately $5,644,000.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sundance Energy Australia Limited (SNDE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    SUNDANCE ENERGY/S (SNDE) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $31.40 Million (americanbankingnews.com) -$0.06 Earnings Per Share Expected for SUNDANCE ENERGY/S (SNDE) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Sundance Energy Australia (NASDAQ: SNDE) – Day Three Breakout Notes (oilandgas360.com) Sundance Energy Australia (SNDE) Presents At EnerCom’s 23rd Annual Oil & Gas Conference – Slideshow (seekingalpha.com)

    SNDE has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded SUNDANCE ENERGY/S from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 27th. ValuEngine upgraded SUNDANCE ENERGY/S from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 16th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of SUNDANCE ENERGY/S in a research report on Monday, August 13th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $7.30.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CASIO COMPUTER/ADR (OTCMKTS:CSIOY) and SUNDANCE ENERGY/S (NASDAQ:SNDE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and earnings.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Identiv, Inc.(INVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Oxford Lane Capital Corp.(OXLC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Oxford Lane Capital Corp (NASDAQ:OXLC) announced a monthly dividend on Tuesday, May 22nd, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 20th will be given a dividend of 0.135 per share by the investment management company on Friday, September 28th. This represents a $1.62 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 14.92%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 19th.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Oxford Lane Capital (NASDAQ:OXLC) has been trending somewhat negative on Sunday, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Oxford Lane Capital earned a coverage optimism score of -0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 45.7441123846945 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: J & J Snack Foods Corp.(JJSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    If Coca-Cola is interested in expanding into snacks to be more like rival PepsiCo Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP), one place to start may be with either J&J Snack Foods Corp. (NASDAQ: JJSF) or TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE: THS). They both have market caps of less than $3 million. J&J products include pretzels, desserts and more, while TreeHouse offers various snacks, baked goods and condiments. Both also have beverage offerings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News articles about J & J Snack Foods (NASDAQ:JJSF) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. J & J Snack Foods earned a media sentiment score of 0.35 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.1459784958457 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: AXT Inc(AXTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) shares climbed 154.95 percent to close at $5.15 on Thursday. Comstock reported conversion of the majority of its unsecured, short-term debt into non-convertible preferred equity.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) jumped 33.45 percent to close at $3.87.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) gained 29.72 percent to close at $62.85 after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares rose 22.93 percent to close at $23.80.
    nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) jumped 21.52 percent to close at $36.37 following Q1 results.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) gained 20.28 percent to close at $2.61.
    The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) shares rose 19.57 percent to close at $21.45 after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
    AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) gained 18.8 percent to close at $7.90.
    Catasys, Inc. (NASDAQ: CATS) rose 16.33 percent to close at $6.41.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 15.68 percent to close at $23.09 on Thursday.
    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS) climbed 15.11 percent to close at $6.02 on Thursday after gaining 6.30 percent on Wednesday. Baird initiated coverage on Marinus Pharmaceuticals with an Outperform rating.
    Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) shares rose 14.48 percent to close at $3.32 after the board announced late Wednesday the election of four activist-backed director nominees. Three women and one man comprise the selected group championed by NGM Capital’s Nathan Miller and Kenosis Capital’s Peter O’Malley. Destination Maternity had advocated for another slate of three men and interim CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor. The new directors are Holly Alden, Marla Ryan, Anne-Charlotte Windal and Christopher Morgan.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) gained 11.53 percent to close at $3.29 after announcing preliminary Q1 results.
    Bilibili Inc.. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 11.33 pe
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

A massive fraud at one of India’s biggest banks could be even larger than initially thought.

The value of “unauthorized transactions” at Punjab National Bank, one of the country’s top state-run lenders, could rise by $204 million to around $2 billion, it said in a statement late on Monday.

Government officials have named jeweler Nirav Modi as a leading suspect in the fraud. Investigators have raided properties belonging to the billionaire diamond dealer, seized some of his assets and suspended his passport.

Modi, whose designs have been worn by Hollywood celebrities including Kate Winslet and Dakota Johnson, is not related to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

One of Nirav Modi’s companies, Firestar Diamond, filed for bankruptcy in New York on Monday, saying it was facing “liquidity and supply chain challenges.”

Representatives for Firestar and Modi did not respond to requests for comment on Tuesday.

Modi is currently outside India but his exact whereabouts are unknown, a senior official with India’s Enforcement Directorate — the country’s main financial investigation agency — told CNN on Tuesday.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Koppers Holdings Inc.(KOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Koppers (NYSE:KOP) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    An issue of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) debt rose 1.8% against its face value during trading on Wednesday. The debt issue has a 6% coupon and will mature on February 15, 2025. The debt is now trading at $90.75 and was trading at $87.75 last week. Price moves in a company’s debt in credit markets sometimes predict parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Mackay Shields LLC reduced its holdings in shares of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) by 61.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 22,786 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 36,800 shares during the period. Mackay Shields LLC owned about 0.11% of Koppers worth $874,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Koppers (NYSE:KOP) was upgraded by equities research analysts at TheStreet from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report released on Friday.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: J & J Snack Foods Corp.(JJSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Omega Flex Inc.(OFLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Omega Flex (NASDAQ:OFLX) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Saturday.

    Shares of Omega Flex stock opened at $64.52 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $640.63 million, a P/E ratio of 34.69 and a beta of 1.07. Omega Flex has a 52 week low of $51.02 and a 52 week high of $95.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Omega Flex, Inc. (NASDAQ:OFLX) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, September 12th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.24 per share by the industrial products company on Tuesday, October 2nd. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.28%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 20th.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Voya International High Dividend Equity Income Fund(IID)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ING International High (NYSE:IID) announced a monthly dividend on Wednesday, May 16th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 4th will be given a dividend of 0.052 per share on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $0.62 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 1st.

Top Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now

U.K. blue-chip stocks on Thursday closed higher, with advances for mining and oil shares helping the market to its second straight rise.

The sector gains came as prices of oil and metals advanced, partly due to a fall in the U.S. dollar Wednesday after mixed economic data.

How markets are performing

The FTSE 100
UKX, +0.29%
added 0.3% to end at 7,234.81, boosted in part by the basic materials and oil and gas groups. Together, those groups make up nearly 25% of the benchmark’s weighting, according to FactSet data. On Wednesday, the London index rose 0.6% after a volatile session.

Top Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: L Brands, Inc.(LB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB) traded down about 3.1% Wednesday to set a new 52-week low of $26.25 after closing at $27.09 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $63.10. Volume was more than 20% higher than the daily average of around 5 million. The parent company of Victoria’s Secret and other specialty retailers had no specific news.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB) shares are 46.0% lower year to date. The stock last closed at $32.55 and has a consensus price target of $36.14 and a 52-week range of $30.42 to $63.10.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    But not every company’s shares enjoyed a positive session. Read on to learn why L Brands (NYSE:LB), Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), and Cato (NYSE:CATO) each slumped today.

  • [By Jason Hall, Rich Smith, and Jeremy Bowman]

    But there are plenty of stocks that pay even higher yields that investors should at least entertain buying. We asked three Motley Fool contributors to offer up a compelling dividend stock that’s paying more than Ford, and they came up with a surprisingly diverse list: Pattern Energy Group (NASDAQ:PEGI), L Brands (NYSE:LB), and Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (ADR) (NYSE:TKC).

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of L Brands (NYSE:LB) tumbled to a multi-year low after the apparel retailer reported its second quarter earnings. Its revenue rose 8% annually to $2.98 billion, marking the company’s fourth straight quarter of positive sales growth.

Top Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.(WWW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE:WWW) – Stock analysts at DA Davidson dropped their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for Wolverine World Wide in a research note issued on Wednesday, August 8th. DA Davidson analyst M. Kawamoto now forecasts that the textile maker will post earnings of $0.54 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.56. DA Davidson currently has a “Buy” rating and a $44.00 price objective on the stock. DA Davidson also issued estimates for Wolverine World Wide’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.54 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.13 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.33 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Susquehanna upgraded Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) from Negative to Neutral.

    Wolverine shares rose 7.21 percent to close at $31.95 on Wednesday.

Top Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: J & J Snack Foods Corp.(JJSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News articles about J & J Snack Foods (NASDAQ:JJSF) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. J & J Snack Foods earned a media sentiment score of 0.35 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.1459784958457 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019

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People are not born with bad habits. If&a;nbsp;our parents have an unhealthy lifestyle, it is likely we will follow in those footsteps. Some unhealthy situations are very difficult to correct &a;ndash; once tobacco abuse, obesity, or alcohol abuse take hold, it takes a lot of fortitude to get on the path to good health. Should a person ever just give up and accept their unhealthy lifestyle?

As a physician, I grappled with getting people to take care of themselves and saw the debilitating medical outcomes when patients didn&a;rsquo;t follow through. As a financial planner, I see the financial disasters of poor health. Sadly, most people put their head in the sand and don&a;rsquo;t want to think about their increased risks of heart attacks, strokes, and cancer and plan accordingly for the potential financial devastation.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: CGI Group, Inc.(GIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) and CGI Group (NYSE:GIB) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CGI (TSE:GIB.A) (NYSE:GIB) had its target price raised by stock analysts at Barclays from C$83.00 to C$89.00 in a report issued on Thursday. Barclays’ price objective points to a potential upside of 7.04% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of CGI (TSE:GIB.A) (NYSE:GIB) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is C$88.70.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Suncor Energy Inc.(SU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Suncor Energy (TSE:SU) (NYSE:SU) had its price target upped by Raymond James from C$60.00 to C$61.00 in a research report report published on Tuesday.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Even though Canadian oil giant Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) has been a cash-generating machine for its investors in recent quarters, the company continues to struggle with one of its premier assets: Syncrude. The oil-sands mining and upgrading facilities for this massive project in Alberta have been shut down or not running at full capacity several times over the past few years, and it is keeping Suncor from realizing its full potential.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    I don’t know if you have noticed, but oil prices have been on the rise lately, which has done miraculous things for the bottom lines at oil and gas companies. The same can be said for Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), which was able to post a rather healthy earnings per share number considering one of its major oil sands facilities was shut down in the most recent quarter.

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    Suncor Energy Inc. (SU) – “We expect modestly below-consensus results driven by
    downtime and the ramp costs at Fort Hills. We still see a robust second-half 2018 and 2019 free cash flow story and would recommend investors look through any near-term
    noise.”

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Schneider Electric SE (EPA:SU) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fifteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and eight have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is €81.00 ($94.19).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    In early June, Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) put out a press release announcing that it was “set up for strong production for the remainder of the year.” Driving Suncor’s view was the fact that it finished all the major maintenance projects across its facilities and its recently completed expansion projects were exceeding expectations. 

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: J & J Snack Foods Corp.(JJSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    If Coca-Cola is interested in expanding into snacks to be more like rival PepsiCo Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP), one place to start may be with either J&J Snack Foods Corp. (NASDAQ: JJSF) or TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE: THS). They both have market caps of less than $3 million. J&J products include pretzels, desserts and more, while TreeHouse offers various snacks, baked goods and condiments. Both also have beverage offerings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Loral Space and Communications Inc.(LORL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Loral Space & Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ: LORL) and Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. lifted its position in Loral Space & Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ:LORL) by 10.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 146,468 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,800 shares during the quarter. GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. owned about 0.47% of Loral Space & Communications Ltd. worth $5,507,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Loral Space & Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ:LORL) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Loral Space & Communications (NASDAQ:LORL) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Jewett-Cameron Trading Company(JCTCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Jewett-Cameron Trading Co (NASDAQ:JCTCF) Director Donald M. Boone sold 4,401 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.89, for a total transaction of $34,723.89. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 1,369,743 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,807,272.27. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd (NASDAQ:JCTCF) Director Donald M. Boone sold 3,097 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.59, for a total value of $26,603.23. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 1,326,242 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $11,392,418.78. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Jewett-Cameron Trading (NASDAQ:JCTCF) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Jewett-Cameron Trading earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.2200105194978 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: 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 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: PS Business Parks Inc.(PSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PS Business Parks (NYSE: PSB) and Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance (NYSE:ARI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Major corporate acquisitions are complicated to work through, and often, surprises come up that prove more costly than anticipated. Paint and coatings manufacturer Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) has worked long and hard to close on its acquisition of Valspar last year, but even now, there’s work left to do to integrate the two businesses fully to take maximum advantage of their potential synergies.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    KCM Investment Advisors LLC lessened its position in Sherwin-Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) by 15.8% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 2,103 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 395 shares during the period. KCM Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Sherwin-Williams were worth $857,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Investors like dividend stocks that aren’t stingy with their payouts. Yet even among the elite ranks of the Dividend Aristocrats — stocks that have increased their annual payments to shareholders for at least 25 straight years — you can find some companies with dividend yields that are embarrassingly low. Below, we’ll look more closely at Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP), S&P Global (NYSE:SPGI), and Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) to see why they give investors a somewhat mixed picture when it comes to dividends.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Nu Skin Enterprises Inc.(NUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) General Counsel D Matthew Dorny sold 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.90, for a total value of $199,750.00. Following the transaction, the general counsel now owns 33,871 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,706,292.90. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Vident Investment Advisory LLC acquired a new stake in Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm acquired 4,458 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $349,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) by 11.5% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 6,143,407 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 635,246 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned 0.11% of Nu Skin Enterprises worth $480,352,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Microchip Technology Incorporated(MCHP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) which fell about 3.6% to $83.92. The stock’s 52-week range is $78.33 to $104.20. Volume was about 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.3 million.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its holdings in Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP) by 7.2% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 44,931 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,003 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in Microchip Technology were worth $4,086,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Research analysts at KeyCorp began coverage on shares of Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, The Fly reports. The brokerage set a “sector weight” rating on the semiconductor company’s stock.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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Spectacular falls in the cost of wind, solar and battery technology mean that clean energy is increasingly pushing coal and gas out of the world&a;rsquo;s electricity generation mix in a &a;ldquo;chilling&a;rdquo; development for the future of fossil fuel power generation.

Research group Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has released its latest report on the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) and it suggests that President Donald Trump&a;rsquo;s attempts to revive the U.S. coal industry is doomed to failure. That&a;rsquo;s because the price of battery storage has tumbled by 79% since 2010, from $1,000/kWh to $209/kWh while both wind and solar power have fallen by 18% in just a year.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ConocoPhillips(COP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) worked hard to turn its business around during the oil market downturn. We saw the first glimpse of its ability to thrive, now that prices are on the upswing, at the end of last year when the U.S. oil giant reported $545 million, or $0.45 per share, of adjusted earnings. That result marked a significant improvement from the loss it had posted in the previous year.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) VP Glenda Mae Schwarz sold 6,763 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.04, for a total value of $439,865.52. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 10,182 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $662,237.28. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) shares short rose to 24.44 million from the previous level of 23.91 million. Shares were trading at $64.80, within a 52-week range of $42.27 to $67.30.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Magic Software Enterprises Ltd.(MGIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ: MGIC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $67.07 million.

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ:MGIC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Monday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on MGIC. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Magic Software Enterprises from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. BidaskClub cut shares of Magic Software Enterprises from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, HC Wainwright set a $10.00 target price on shares of Magic Software Enterprises and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $9.81.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HC Wainwright set a $10.00 target price on Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ:MGIC) in a research note released on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the software maker’s stock.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: J & J Snack Foods Corp.(JJSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Encana Corporation(ECA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Encana Corp (ECA) Rising Higher 7.95% Over the Past Four Weeks (fisherbusinessnews.com) Encana Corporation (ECA) Most Active Stock Price trades 19.10% off from 200- SMA (nasdaqchronicle.com) Mid-Day Movers : Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA), CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX), MGIC Investment Corporation … (journalfinance.net) Featured Stock: Encana Corporation (ECA) (stockquote.review) Active Stock Evaluation Encana Corporation (NYSE: ECA) (financerater.com)

    ECA has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Morgan Stanley raised shares of Encana from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and upped their price target for the company from $15.00 to $18.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Evercore ISI raised shares of Encana from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their price target for the company from $10.84 to $16.00 in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Encana from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Scotiabank raised shares of Encana from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their price target for the company from $13.00 to $14.00 in a report on Friday, February 16th. Finally, Goldman Sachs cut their price target on shares of Encana from $17.25 to $14.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, April 13th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, twenty-two have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $15.28.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Today, however, many drillers are setting a high bar for new wells. EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) has been one of the leaders in disrupting the former way of thinking by establishing a high return hurdle rate for new wells of 30% after-tax at $40 oil. Others followed with similar return-focused approaches, including Encana (NYSE:ECA), which needs locations to achieve a 35% after-tax return at $50 oil to meet its premium hurdle rate.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Encana (NYSE:ECA) (TSE:ECA) had its target price raised by Morgan Stanley from $16.00 to $20.00 in a research report report published on Wednesday morning. Morgan Stanley currently has a buy rating on the oil and gas company’s stock.

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    Already, shale companies such as Encana (ECA) , Occidental Petroleum (OXY) and Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) , among others, are reporting higher cash flows and earnings on higher oil prices. As a result, they are paying down debt, increasing dividends and engaging in buybacks. This is a dramatic improvement in shareholder yield for the group.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Itron Inc.(ITRI)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: COP, HD, HSBC
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has seized assets from the Venezuelan-owned firm PDVSA in the Caribbean. The company won a court case that will allow it to take over assets owned by the Venezuelan government. The court enabled the seizures as part of a broader plan to allow the firm to recoup roughly $2 billion following the 2007 nationalization of its assets in Venezuela by the huge Castro-led government.
    Monday will be a quiet day on the earnings front. Investors are looking to Tuesday’s calendar, when The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) reports earnings. Tomorrow, Wall Street analysts expect that Home Depot will report earnings per share of $2.07 on top of $25.2 billion in revenue. Investors will be hoping that the company reports strong profits thanks to an improving U.S. economy and the recent tax reform law.
    Expect a lot of chatter today about blockchain technology. That’s because ING Bank and HSBC Holdings Plc.(NYSE: HSBC) announced over the weekend that they engaged in their first trade ever using blockchain technology. The two engaged in a trade on behalf of Cargill to finance a shipment of soybeans from Argentina to Malaysia.
    Today, look for earnings reports from Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A), Itron Inc.(Nasdaq: ITRI), Vipshop Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: VIPS), Amyris Biotechnologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRS), Sky Solar Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: SKYS), Mazor Robotics Ltd.(Nasdaq: MZOR), China Lodging Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: HTHT), and Mimecast Ltd.(Nasdaq: MIME).

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) – Analysts at Oppenheimer cut their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Itron in a research note issued on Tuesday, May 15th. Oppenheimer analyst N. Kaye now anticipates that the scientific and technical instruments company will earn $0.55 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.86. Oppenheimer currently has a “Buy” rating and a $78.00 target price on the stock. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Itron’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.46 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $3.10 billion.
    Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RXN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $551.94 million.
    Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $423.13 million.
    Switch, Inc. (NYSE: SWCH) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $99.83 million.
    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $579.85 million.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $119.06 million.
    Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $68.14 million.
    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRNA) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.87 million.
    VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $130.00 million.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $45.38 million.
    Restoration Robotics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIR) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.17 per share on revenue of $5.93 million.
    YogaWorks, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOGA) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.22 per share on revenue of

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ZAIS Group Holdings, Inc.(ZAIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gp Zgp (NASDAQ:ZAIS) major shareholder Z Acquisition Llc bought 6,500,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 5th. The stock was bought at an average price of $4.10 per share, with a total value of $26,650,000.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now owns 6,500,000 shares in the company, valued at $26,650,000. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Northfield Bancorp Inc.(NFBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Northfield Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:NFBK) EVP Kenneth J. Doherty sold 2,449 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.19, for a total value of $39,649.31. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 198,742 shares in the company, valued at $3,217,632.98. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Northfield Bancorp (NASDAQ: NFBK) is one of 90 publicly-traded companies in the “Federal savings institutions” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Northfield Bancorp to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Head-To-Head Contrast: Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) & The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) and Its Competitors Critical Survey (americanbankingnews.com) Head to Head Survey: Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) versus The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) Stock Rating Lowered by BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com) Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) & Its Rivals Head to Head Analysis (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Northfield Bancorp opened at $15.96 on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. Northfield Bancorp has a twelve month low of $15.88 and a twelve month high of $15.92. The firm has a market capitalization of $777.27 million, a P/E ratio of 21.86, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.37 and a beta of 0.35.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Northfield Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:NFBK) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and six have assigned a hold recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $17.50.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Computer Task Group, Incorporated(CTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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

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

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Blackrock Municipal Bond Trust(BBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Doliver Capital Advisors LP trimmed its stake in shares of Blackrock Municipal Bond Trust (NYSE:BBK) by 26.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 10,260 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 3,598 shares during the quarter. Doliver Capital Advisors LP owned about 0.10% of Blackrock Municipal Bond Trust worth $147,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Applied DNA Sciences Inc(APDN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ: ASCMA) and Applied DNA Sciences (NASDAQ:APDN) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018

The latest plunge in global stocks hit Asia Pacific on Friday after late heavy selling in the U.S. left the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 in correction territory for the first time in two years.

Chinese big caps slumped again after underperforming Thursday. The Shanghai Composite
SHCOMP, -4.11%
dropped 3.5% to hit eight-month lows, just two weeks after hitting its latest two-year high.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Freeport-McMoran, Inc.(FCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Jon Najarian spoke about unusually high call options activity in Macy's Inc (NYSE: M) and Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE: FCX).

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. (NYSE:FCX) has done a great job turning itself around. But just as it was starting to gain traction in its efforts to recover from an (in hindsight) ill-advised oil investment, troubles popped up at one of its most important mine investments: the Grasberg Mine in Indonesia. Legal wrangling with the country’s government has cast a cloud over the company’s future. But it should, hopefully, start to clear over the next year. Here’s what you need to know.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Freeport-McMoran Inc. (NYSE: FCX) which rose about 4% to $14.73. The stocks 52-week range is $9.24 to $17.06. Volume was nearly 21 million compared to its average volume of 18.5 million.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street suffered a big drop on Tuesday, with the Dowdown as much as 600 points during the session before rebounding somewhat. The bond market continued to be a source of consternation for many investors, with rates rising through the 3% level for the 10-year Treasury, marking an important psychological milestone in what some predict could be a multiyear bear market for bonds. Earnings reports also brought downward pressure on certain companies, despite what was overall been a generally favorable season thus far. Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII), Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX), and Waters (NYSE:WAT) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P.(CLMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, energy shares fell 1.02 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL), down 8 percent, and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (NASDAQ: CLMT) down 7 percent.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:CLMT) is attempting to shift gears as it refocuses around higher-margin refined chemicals products. The plan sounds good on paper, and the independent refiner appears to be making progress. However, after a doubling of the price over the past year, most investors need to think carefully before jumping on this bandwagon. Here’s why.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (NYSE: CLMT) was down, falling around 9 percent to $7.65. Janney Capital downgraded Calumet Specialty from Buy to Neutral.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, energy shares tumbled by 1.25 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN), down 16 percent, and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (NASDAQ: CLMT), down 14 percent.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Two turnaround stocks drawing attention from investors are propane distributor Ferrellgas Partners L.P. (NYSE:FGP) and specialty refiner Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP (NASDAQ:CLMT). They’ve had very different trajectories in the last year, with the former losing 35% and the latter gaining 108%. However, the biggest problem facing each business is the same: suffocating debt.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Meritage Corporation(MTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Next week is big for housing numbers. March existing home sales figures are scheduled for  Monday and new home sales for March along with the February S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index on Tuesday. As for homebuilders, Pulte Group, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) is scheduled to report  Q1 results Tuesday, and D.R. Horton Inc (NYSE: DHI) is scheduled to report fiscal Q2 numbers on Thursday. The industry already has seen strong Q1 results from Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN), and housing starts and building permits in March rose more than expected. These results, as well as those and the economic data from next week could provide clues for the industry going forward. After NVR, Inc. (NYSE: NVR) reports results this morning, Meritage Homes Corp. (NYSE: MTH) releases its Q1 results April 25. We’ll have to wait until next month for some of the other homebuilders, as well as from home improvement companies Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD) and Lowe’s Companies Inc (NYSE: LOW), before we get a more complete snapshot of the housing market.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    WhenMeritage Homes Corp(NYSE:MTH) last reported earnings to wrap up fiscal 2016, it left investors with reason to be concerned. The company finished the year with strong 15% home-closing revenue growth in the fourth quarter, 19% home-closing revenue growth for the full year, and a 15% jump in earnings per share for the year. Unfortunately, the homebuilder reported that its unit sales, and that its backlog of homes on order, were down from the year-ago period in the fourth quarter — not a positive metric considering the general strength of the new homes market and the company’s success in expanding and growing in recent years.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    WhenMeritage Homes Corp.(NYSE:MTH) Chairman and CEO Steve Hilton said the company was going to change its strategy and focus on lower-cost starter homes a few years ago, many industry followers probably thought it was a mistake. At the time — and to some extent this has continued — the most successful homebuilders were focusing upmarket on more high-end communities.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Hall:Right, yeah. And, a lot of these areas, there’s actually an interesting thing. One of the companies we’re going to talk about, Meritage Homes (NYSE:MTH), on their latest earnings call and in their latest release, it’s not just first-time buyers,it’s not just millennials. That’s a huge secular trend, millennials moving into the home-buying market. It’s the largestsegment of the population. They’re going to be driving housing salesfor the next 20 years, potentially. But Meritage Homes also said that they’re seeing a lot of demand in their entry-level communities from retiring baby boomers who are downsizing. So,it’s creating dual demand from two opposite ends of the age demographic.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: DAVIDsTEA Inc.(DTEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    DavidsTea Inc (NASDAQ: DTEA) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $71.74 million.

    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: (SMPQY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The majority owner is Sun Pharma (OTC:SMPQY) (the largest drug business in India). There have been a number of articles that have outlined Sun Pharma and its quest for Taro, but it makes a lot of sense for Sun to want to own all – and not just the majority – of Taro. One big reason is that owning all of Taro means that any investments that Sun makes with Taros $1.2 billion cash hoard will not be diluted by the presence of minority shareholders. Another reason that Sun likely wants Taro is simply because it is very cheap right now. Sun is run by its founder and majority shareholder, Dilip Shanghvi, who is sort of a pharmaceutical value investor who has opportunistically made acquisitions and investments over time, building his firm starting with a loan of $200 in the early 1980s to the multi-billion business it is today.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    We believe that two main risks currently exist. First, a few days ago, U.S. Department of Justice filed charges in generic drug price-fixing probe. The U.S. Department of Justice accused two former generic pharmaceutical executives of colluding with other generic manufacturers to fix prices – the first criminal charges stemming from a two-year investigation. Companies in the congressional probe have since publicly disclosed that they have received subpoenas, including Mylan NV (NASDAQ:MYL), Allergan (NYSE:AGN), which later sold its generics business to Teva (NASDAQ:TEVA), Lannett (NYSEMKT:LCI), Impax Laboratories (NASDAQ:IPXL), Endo International (NASDAQ

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019

Chairman, President and CEO of First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK) David B Becker bought 5,000 shares of INBK on 09/20/2017 at an average price of $30.02 a share. The total cost of this purchase was $150,100.

First Internet Bancorp is a bank holding company that conducts its business activities through its subsidiary, First Internet Bank of Indiana. It offers Residential Mortgage, Consumer, Commercial Real Estate & Commercial and Industrial Lending. First Internet Bancorp has a market cap of $201.920 million; its shares were traded at around $31.00 with a P/E ratio of 13.85 and P/S ratio of 3.25. The dividend yield of First Internet Bancorp stocks is 0.77%. First Internet Bancorp had annual average EBITDA growth of 13.90% over the past five years.

CEO Recent Trades:

Chairman, President and CEO David B Becker bought 5,000 shares of INBK stock on 09/20/2017 at the average price of $30.02. The price of the stock has increased by 3.26% since.

Directors and Officers Recent Trades:

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Lexaria Bioscience (LXRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    In October, small cap food sciences stockLexaria Bioscience Corp (OTCQB: LXRP) was issuedU.S. Patent No. 9,474,725 Cannabinoid Infused Food and Beverage Compositions and Methods of Use Thereof and now the company is seeking to expand this patent internationally. This patent protects Lexaria Bioscience Corps intellectual property related to infusion of cannabinoid compounds in edible products and includes a set of claims that describe the Companys method of combining a fatty acid compound with any non-psychoactive cannabinoid for improved bioavailability and taste performance in both food and beverage formats.

  • [By James E. Brumley]

    Are hemp and marijuana one and the same? It depends who you ask. The federal government accurately recognizes that hemp and marijuana are variants of the same species, Cannabis sativa. Yet, poodles and German shepherds are also from the same species, and the two couldn’t be any more different types of dogs. The same goes for marijuana and hemp. The difference between hemp and marijuana is primarily the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC), which is the primary psychoactive chemical in marijuana. Hemp contains less than 0.5% THC, while marijuana consists of anywhere from 6 % to 20% (and sometimes more) THC.

    The good news is, governments – federal and state – are finally starting to wise up to the distinct differences between marijuana and hemp, and that bodes well for a young startup called Lexaria Bioscience Corp (OTCMKTS:LXRP).

    Lexaria Bioscience Corp. is “a food biosciences company with a proprietary technology for improved delivery of bioactive compounds. The Company’s lipophilic enhancement technology has been shown to enhance the bioavailability of orally ingested cannabinoids, while also masking taste. This technology promotes healthy ingestion methods, lower overall dosing and higher effectiveness in active molecule delivery. The Company’s technology is patent-protected for cannabidiol (CBD) and all other non-psychoactive cannabinoids, and patent-pending for Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), other psychoactive cannabinoids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), nicotine and other molecules.”

    In other words, it solves a problem within the budding (no pun intended) world of cannabis and medical — or even recreational — marijuana. It increases the amount of absorption of a substance ingested.

    The science has applications in everything from vitamins to supplements to painkillers, but LXRP is starting with the hemp oil for good reason.

    Hemp seeds (which are technically a nut and are als

  • [By Bryan Murphy]

    At first glance, it looks like it could be trouble for Lexaria Bioscience Corp (OTCMKTS:LXRP). That is, on Wednesday, the nation’s Drug Enforcement Agency brought clarity to a rule that had been up in the air since 2011. That is, in short, the DEA’s position on all cannabis extracts, including CBD oil, is that they are all federally illegal Schedule I substances.

    From a legal and logical standpoint based just on the DEA’s language published in the Federal Register yesterday, that puts Lexaria Bioscience in jeopardy. Lexaria has developed a way to improve the body’s absorption of hemp oil — which is deliberately high in cannabidiol/CBD — which was perfectly legal and legitimate since THC percentage in hemp (0.3%or less) are technically legal. Now the federal government’s drug-enforcement arm says that’s not the case. The newly-clarified law defines the illegal substance as “extracts that have been derived from any plant of the genus Cannabis and which contain cannabinols and cannabidiols.” Hemp, even though it’s not marijuana, is of the Cannabis genus.

    Bad news for LXRP owners? Not quite, for a handful of reasons.

    The decision (which bypassed legislature and overstepped the DEA’s authority, by the way – more on that in a second) is evidence of a long-standing problem the government agency has had in dealing with hemp and cannabis. In simplest terms, the DEA has operated and acted as if it has no real understanding of the difference between hemp and marijuana. They are of the same genus, but not of the same species. Moreover, while the former predominantly contains cannabidiol, the latter is sought out for its high tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) for the purpose of creating a “high.”

    Problem (for the DEA): The U.S. judicial system has already ruled that the DEA doesn’t have the authority to make such rules.

    Attorney Robert Hoban explained yesterday evening at industry website newcannabisventures.com:

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    Earlier this month, some light was shed on the so-called marijuana ‘zombie’ outbreak in Brooklyn (and a handful of other places) earlier this year. As it turns out, it wasn’t a zombie outbreak at all… not that anyone really suspected the undead were lurking about. The culprit was drugs, or more specifically, chemicals and compounds that serve as drugs that weren’t meant to be utilized in that manner. In the search for a stronger, more intense high, marijuana fans got far more than they bargained for, and not in good way.

    The matter inadvertently puts an up-and-coming company called Lexaria Bioscience Corp (OTCMKTS:LXRP) in the spotlight. See, Lexaria Bioscience could have sidestepped the zombie-like response of what’s now clearly been deemed a chemical-laced plant nobody would ever actually choose to smoke if they knew better. How so? Because LXRP could have provided the more intense ‘high’ being sought using its infusion science and real marijuana… not the synthetic marijuana that’s been causing unexpected results like hallucinations, extreme agitation, a rapid heartbeat and extremely high blood pressure. paranoia, anxiety, panic attacks and psychotic episodes. Those aren’t the usual responses to weed. They’re common responses to other, harsher narcotics, and are often wished avoided by recreational marijuana users.

    Say what you want about the moral hazards or dangers of legalized marijuana, but nobody can deny that it’s happening… in the United States, and abroad. In November, marijuana was on the ballot for one reason or another in nine states, and the pro-marijuana movement got the green light in eight of them. Weed is now legal, either for medicinal or recreational use, in more than half the states that make up the U.S.A.

    More relevant to the matter at hand, in step with the ongoing legalization of marijuana, users and sellers have — as they always do– pushed the limits of legality and science to come up with a better expe

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Liberty Interactive Corporation(QVCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    QVC (QVCA) was upgraded to buy from neutral at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $25 price target. The company can turn its sales around and deserves a higher multiple, analysts said. 

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: J & J Snack Foods Corp.(JJSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    J & J Snack Foods Corp (NASDAQ: JJSF) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.78 per share on revenue of $231.58 million.

    Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.33 per share on revenue of $630.85 million.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Allegheny Technologies Incorporated(ATI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market performed well on Tuesday, responding to steady improvement among many companies as earnings season kicked into high gear. Although political issues are likely to remain in the spotlight for some investors for the foreseeable future, many market participants are looking to economic and business issues in driving their investing decisions. Major market benchmarks finished the day with gains of 0.5% to 1%, but some stocks did much better. Among the best performers on the day were Allegheny Technologies (NYSE:ATI), II-VI (NASDAQ:IIVI), and Beazer Homes (NYSE:BZH). Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday morning, the basic materials shares climbed by 0.95 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: ATI), up 5 percent, and Mechel PAO (ADR) (NYSE: MTL), up 5 percent.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Barclays PLC(BCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Investors are becoming increasingly bullish about BTC, as financial institutions like Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS) become more interested in entering the cryptocurrency market.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. Its American depositary sharesclosed up 2.6% at $11.36 on Thursday and were indicated up 1.2% at $11.50 on Friday. The52-week range is $6.76 to $12.05.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Banco Santander (SAN) : “I prefer Barclays (BCS) , but let’s wait and see what the other banks have to say”

    ProLogis (PLD) : “I am not a fan of that group right now, but that one is best of breed.”

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Some of this sentiment has been fueled by optimism that UK investment bank Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS) is looking to open a cryptocurrency trading desk in the months ahead.

Top Integrated Utility Stocks To Buy For 2016

Biotech stocks have climbed steadily higher over the past few weeks. Still, the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) has remained range bound between $240 and $290 for much of 2016.

So with major stock indices hitting new record highs, can biotech stocks break free? Perhaps, says Michael Yee, the industry analyst for RBC Capital Markets. But first, the market wants the political rhetoric surrounding drug prices to calm down, new positive clinical data and, finally, M&A activity.

Weve said a HC rotation from well owned and big outperforming defensive lower risk yield stocks like med tech should eventually shift a bit into underperforming biotech but generalists feel no rush to do that and think we need visibility on an election and whether the political rhetoric on drug pricing will calm down after the general election is won. As PMs position for 2017, defensive outperformers in 2016 may not be the big winners from a risk/reward standpoint vs underperformers like biotech as we enter and think about 2017 so a rotation is possible.

Top Integrated Utility Stocks To Buy For 2016: J & J Snack Foods Corp.(JJSF)

J & J Snack Foods Corp. (J & J), incorporated in 1971, manufactures nutritional snack foods and distributes frozen beverages. The Company operates in three business segments: Food Service, Retail Supermarkets and Frozen Beverages. It is a manufacturer of soft pretzels in the United States, Mexico and Canada. The Company sells other products, including soft drinks, funnel cakes under the FUNNEL CAKE FACTORY brand name and smaller amounts of various other food products. The Company markets its products across the nation to the food service and retail supermarket industries.

The Company sells its soft pretzels under the brand names, such as PRETZEL FILLERS, PRETZELFILS, GOURMET TWISTS, MR. TWISTER, SOFT PRETZEL BITES, SOFTSTIX, SOFT PRETZEL BUNS, TEXAS TWIST,BAVARIAN BAKERY,SUPERPRETZEL BAVARIAN, NEW YORK PRETZEL, KIM & SCOTT’S GOURMET PRETZELS and SERIOUSLY TWISTED!. The Company’s frozen juice treats and desserts are marketed primarily under the LUIGI’S, WHOLE F RUIT, PHILLY SWIRL, ICEE and MINUTE MAID brand names. The Company’s churros are sold primarily under the TIO PEPE’S, CALIFORNIA CHURROS and OREO brand names. The Company’s dough enrobed handheld products are marketed under the PATIO, SUPREME STUFFERS and SWEET STUFFERS brand names, and under private labels. The Company’s bakery products are marketed under the MRS. GOODCOOKIE, READI-BAKE, COUNTRY HOME, MARY B’S and DADDY RAY’S brand names, and under private labels. Its bakery products include primarily biscuits, fig and fruit bars, cookies, breads, rolls, crumb, muffins and donuts.

Food Service

The Company’s food service segment is engaged in selling primary products, such as soft pretzels, frozen juice treats and desserts, churros, dough enrobed handheld products and baked goods. Its customers in the food service segment include snack bars and food stands in chain, department and discount stores; malls and shopping centers; casual dining restaurants ; fast food outlets; stadiums and sports arenas; leisure and! theme parks; convenience stores; movie theatres; warehouse club stores, and schools, colleges and other institutions. Within the food service industry, its products are purchased by the consumer primarily for consumption at the point-of-sale.

Retail Supermarkets

The primary products sold to the retail supermarket channel are soft pretzel products, including SUPERPRETZEL, frozen juice treats and desserts, including LUIGI’S Real Italian Ice, MINUTE MAID Juice Bars and Soft Frozen Lemonade, WHOLE FRUIT frozen fruit bars and sorbet, PHILLY SWIRL cups and sticks, ICEE Squeeze-Up Tubes, and dough enrobed handheld products, including PATIO burritos. Within the retail supermarket channel, its frozen and prepackaged products are purchased by the consumer for consumption at home.

Frozen Beverages

The Company sells frozen beverages to the food service industry primarily under the names ICEE, SLUSH PUPPIE and PARROT ICE in the United States, Mexico and Canada. It also provides repair and maintenance service to customers for customers’ owned equipment.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    J & J Snack Foods Corp (NASDAQ: JJSF) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.78 per share on revenue of $231.58 million.

    Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.33 per share on revenue of $630.85 million.

Top Integrated Utility Stocks To Buy For 2016: Capstead Mortgage Corporation(CMO)

 

Capstead Mortgage Corporation operates as real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It invests in a portfolio of residential mortgage pass-through securities primarily consisting of short-duration adjustable-rate mortgage securities issued and guaranteed by government-sponsored enterprises, or by an agency of the federal government. The company qualifies as a REIT for federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Amanda Alix]

    As the spread between short-term and long-terminterest rates began to contract, strangling profits, competition for MBSes also caused prices to rise. Other agency mREITs were nervous, too. CYS Investments (NYSE: CYS  ) noted at the time that QE3 turned the Federal Reserve into the sector’s biggest rival for mortgage bonds, and as spreads began to shrink, so did dividends. By December of last year, Annaly, Armour, and Capstead Mortgage (NYSE: CMO  ) had all trimmed their payouts.

Best Quality Companies To Own For 2016: Pound/Rand(PX)

Praxair, Inc. engages in the production, distribution, and sale atmospheric and process gases, as well as surface coatings in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. The company offers atmospheric gases, such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases; and process gases comprising carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, electronic gases, specialty gases, and acetylene. It also designs, engineers, and builds equipment that produces industrial gases; and manufactures precious metal and ceramic sputtering targets used primarily in the production of semiconductors. In addition, the company supplies surface coatings consisting of wear-resistant and high-temperature corrosion-resistant metallic and ceramic coatings and powders to the aircraft, energy, printing, textile, plastics, primary metals, petrochemical, and other industries. Further, it provides electric arc, plasma, and oxygen fuel spray equipment, as well as arc and flame wire equipment used for the application of wea r-resistant coatings; and distributes welding equipment purchased from independent manufacturers. The company sells its products primarily through independent distributors. It serves various industries, such as healthcare, petroleum refining, computer-chip manufacturing, beverage carbonation, fiber-optics, steel making, aerospace, chemicals, and water treatment industries. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The last twelve months haven’t been kind to Praxair (PX) and Air Products & Chemicals (APD), but UBS analyst John Roberts and team argue that’s about to change, as they upgrade their shares to Buy from Neutral arguing that their earnings can withstand a slowing global economy:

    In our view, the two stocks are more alike than different. NTM P/Es are within ~0.5 pts of each other. Both stocks have declined ~20% from their historical highs the largest corrections in 20+ years aside from the financial crisis…

    Industrial gas stocks have normally grown through changes in FX, oil & China demand within normal historical ranges. And investor concerns around China forAir Products & Chemicals may still prove much bigger than reality. Nevertheless, the combination of FX & oil sector impacts on Praxair, and FX & China issues for Air Products & Chemicals, have been much larger than previously seen. With oil already down, the dollar already appreciated, & China concerns already heightened we believe forward basis would appear to carry only normal risks (& lower if FX & oil are mean-reverting, which some theories support).

    Normal high single digit EPS growth projected for both in 2017 vs 2016: Four large firms serve 70%+ of the global merchant gas market, and price normally contributes ~2% to growth. Customer older captive units being outsourced contributes another 2%. Secular drivers for oxygen include energy savings (i.e. O2 burns more efficiently than air), life sciences (healthcare & microbial processes) nitrogen secular drivers include increasing purity requirements (food freezing & semiconductors). Topline growth ~2x global GDP more normal, with EPS growth ~2x sales growth due to high fixed costs (key variable costs are inexpensive air & power).

    Financial crisis demand drop was only a few %, in line with global GDP drop Most chemicals volumes dropped 10%+ (some 40%

Top Integrated Utility Stocks To Buy For 2016: Flextronics International Ltd.(FLEX)

Flextronics International Ltd. provides design and electronics manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers. The company offers its services to a range of products in the infrastructure, mobile communication devices, computing, consumer digital devices, industrial, semiconductor capital equipment, clean technology, aerospace and defense, white goods, automotive and marine, and medical devices markets. Its services include design and engineering services, such as contract design, joint development manufacturing, and original design and manufacturing services in a range of technical competencies that include system architecture, user interface and industrial design, mechanical engineering, enclosure systems, thermal and tooling design, electronic system design, reliability and failure analysis, and component level development engineering; and systems assembly and manufacturing services, including enclosures, testing, and materials procurement and inventory mana gement services. The company also offers various component product solutions comprising rigid and flexible printed circuit board fabrication, display and touch solutions, optomechatronics, and power supplies; after market supply chain logistics services; and reverse logistics and repair services, such as returns management, exchange programs, complex repair, asset recovery, recycling, and e-waste management services for consumer and midrange products, printers, PDA’s, mobile phones, consumer medical devices, notebooks, PC’s, set-top boxes, game consoles, and infrastructure products. It has operations in Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Flextronics International Ltd. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Amber Hestla, Michael J. Carr]

    Among its suppliers is Flextronics International (Nasdaq: FLEX), which offers a variety of engineering services and provides supply chain management. Other Flextronics customers include Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ), LG and Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) Motorola Mobility.