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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now

November has been a bad month for Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE). The natural gas refueling company has lost around 10% of its value this month, with most of the decline coming after the company released mixed third-quarter results. I am saying mixed because Clean Energy had missed the top line estimate by around 6.5%, even though it trumped the earnings estimate by $0.02 per share.

What gives?

It looks like investors were disappointed by the fact that Clean Energy reported just 5% increase in revenue from the year-ago period, which was identical to the growth in its volumes. Thus, it is evident that Clean Energy Fuels was unable to take advantage of an improvement in natural gas prices last quarter.

In fact, in the third quarter of 2016, the average Henry Hub Natural Gas spot price was 11% higher as compared to the year-ago period. But, whatever growth that Clean Energy delivered on the top line was volume driven. This can be attributed to the fact that Clean Energy Fuels enters into agreements with its clients to sell gas at fixed price contracts that are subject to a price cap. As such, the company was unable to take advantage of the increase in spot prices.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Credit Suisse Group(CS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    FAANG stocks are attempting to rebound today after a brutal sell-off hit the Nasdaq components Tuesday. The social media giant Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) will report earnings after the bell, but it’s likely that analysts are more interested in the company’s ongoing response to a data scandal that rocked investor sentiment and spurred privacy fears during the first quarter. Wall Street forecasts EPS of $1.36 on top of $11.45 billion in revenue.
    Right now, the 10-year interest rate is sitting on the border of 3%. And this news has many investors jittery about the impact on the stock market and the broader economy. Of course, many people forget that interest rates remain historically low for this stage of an economic expansion. And inflation targets remain stubbornly elusive for members of the U.S. Federal Reserve. The truth is that investors have little to worry about regarding interest rates. Instead, they should listen to Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, who offered his insight to Fox Business Network earlier this week. Here’s what Keith had to say.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TWTR, CS, GE
    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is under pressure to fire its auditor of 109 years, KPMG (for perspective, GE began its longtime relationship with KPMG a year after the first Model-T was built). Shareholder rights firms Glass-Lewis and Institutional Shareholder Services are spearheading the change and will push for adjustments during the firm’s annual shareholder meeting. The move comes after a calamitous year for GE, which saw the company become the worst-performing Dow component of 2017.
    Twitter Inc. (NYSE TWTR) will lead a very busy day of earnings reports. The social media giant is expected to report EPS of $0.12 on top of $609.8 million in revenue.
    Shares in Credit Suisse (ADR) (NYSE: CS) rallied more than 4% today after the Swiss financial giant beat earnings expectations before the bell. This was a significant milestone for Cr

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News stories about Credit Suisse Group (NYSE:CS) have been trending positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Credit Suisse Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.45 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.3414119516367 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.

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    Shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) continue to slump. The stock was off another 1%, a day after falling another eight percentage points. The downturn came after its CEO announced its industrial division will be cash-flow negative in 2019. Shares of PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) were off 1% this morning after the stock received a downgrade from Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS). While the Swiss bank called PepsiCo a “high quality” business, it raised concerns about its need to heavily invest over several years into struggling business lines and snack products. It also raised concerns about the ongoing competitive threats in the industry. CS set a price target for Pepsi at $100 per share, which is well below yesterday’s trading price of $116. Look for other earnings reports from American Outdoor Brands Corp. (NASDAQ: AOBC), Burlington Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: BURL), Care.com Inc. (NASDAQ: CRCM), Chuy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: CHUY), El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LOCO), GNC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GNC), H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB), Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: HOV), Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), and UMH Properties SH (NYSE: UMH).

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TOP Ships Inc.(TOPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are this week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
     Axovant Sciences (Nasdaq: AXON) $4.87 150.00%
    American Electric Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AETI) $1.56 102.70%
    EDAP TMS SA (Nasdaq: EDAP) $3.44 58.59%
    Conn’s Inc. (Nasdaq: CONN) $2.01 51.99%
    Versartis Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAR) $2.15 48.28%
    Onconova Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: ONTX) $0.54 47.92%
    Ameri Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRH) $1.21 44.73%
    Westwater Resources Inc. (Nasdaq: WWR) $0.58 36.76%
    Top Ships Inc. (Nasdaq: TOPS) $1.04 35.44%
    Rexahn Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: RNN) $2.11 30.59%

    While the gains of last week’s top penny stocks are exciting, it’s important to note that these kinds of returns are not guaranteed.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ECA Marcellus Trust I(ECT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SuperEdge (CURRENCY:ECT) traded 1.3% higher against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on October 4th. One SuperEdge token can currently be purchased for $0.0001 or 0.00000002 BTC on major exchanges. Over the last week, SuperEdge has traded 13.3% higher against the dollar. SuperEdge has a market cap of $0.00 and $91.00 worth of SuperEdge was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SuperEdge (CURRENCY:ECT) traded 19.2% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on September 1st. SuperEdge has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $947.00 worth of SuperEdge was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last seven days, SuperEdge has traded up 2.2% against the US dollar. One SuperEdge token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0002 or 0.00000002 BTC on popular exchanges.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Eca Marcellus Trust I (NYSE:ECT) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Eca Marcellus Trust I earned a coverage optimism score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.7651927822973 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SuperEdge (CURRENCY:ECT) traded 17.2% higher against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 14:00 PM ET on September 22nd. One SuperEdge token can now be purchased for about $0.0001 or 0.00000001 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. In the last seven days, SuperEdge has traded 52.1% lower against the dollar. SuperEdge has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $623.00 worth of SuperEdge was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: JinkoSolar Holding Company Limited(JKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:JKS)’s share price dropped 5.6% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $11.92 and last traded at $12.16. Approximately 987,700 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 50% from the average daily volume of 659,992 shares. The stock had previously closed at $12.88.

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    Tariffs
    Governmental action from the White House has added itself to the mix. In January, President Trump announced steep tariffs on imported solar panels. This did two things: It immediately made U.S.-produced solar panels a little more competitive than low-cost alternatives from China or South Korea. And, two, it has led to a solar manufacturing boom. Foreign companies are simply building factories here, changing the ZIP code on their shipping address and dodging Trump’s import duties without changing a single angle on the engineering specs. Since Mr. Trump announced his tariffs, China’s JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) has bought a plant in Jacksonville, Fla., First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) added to its manufacturing base in Ohio and SunPower (Nasdaq: SPWR) bought struggling SolarWorld Americas, which had petitioned the president for the tariffs, according to The Wall Street Journal.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    The impact will have ripple effects across the industry. Major manufacturers like Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ), JinkoSolar (NYSE:JKS), Hanwha Q Cells (NASDAQ:HQCL), and JA Solar (NASDAQ:JASO) will see margins squeezed as volume and sales prices fall. They were all enjoying higher margins and strong demand in early 2018, so the could reverse to net losses later this year. 

  • [By Jonathan Schonfeld]

    The Chinese stock market has entered bear market territory. The Shanghai Composite is off more than 20% since January. Ongoing concerns about the nation’s economic growth and a large-scale trade war with the United States have weighed on investor sentiment. This morning, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin attempted to alleviate concerns about the ongoing selloff by rolling back statements on the nation’s intention to limit domestic Chinese investment. Gold prices took a beating last week, but sentiment may have finally hit an intermediate-term bottom – and it could make this moment one of the best buying opportunities you’ll see. Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth explains why now is the time to buy gold. Canada is in the process of legalizing weed, and that’s opening the floodgates for billions of dollars to flow into the industry. On June 19, the Canadian Senate voted to legalize recreational marijuana use. By Oct. 17, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants recreational sales to start, according to CBS. Here’s how you can profit from this event.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: GE, BHGE, HOG
    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) stock popped 5.5% after the company announced a series of spin-off plans on Tuesday. The company said that it will divest its GE Healthcare business and sell its stake in oilfield services giant Baker Hughes Co. (NYSE: BHGE). General Electric, which was recently dropped from the Dow Jones Industrial Average, will now focus exclusively on its aviation, power, and renewable energy businesses. Harley Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is taking criticism from President Trump. The company recently said it will be moving some of its U.S. production abroad due to tariffs from the European Union. The iconic motorcycle giant had previously said that tariffs would add an additional $2,200 in cost to every motorcycle that it sold. Trump threatened the company earlier today, stating that if it moves operations over sea, “they

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of JinkoSolar Holding Co. (NYSE:JKS) plunged as much as 27.5% in trading Monday after announcing second-quarter 2018 results. The stock recovered some of the losses but was still down 13.3% at 11:10 a.m. EDT.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (JKS) stock closes Yesterday with $12.12 (nasdaqfortune.com) Roth Capital Downgrades JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (JKS) to Sell Citing Negative China Outlook (streetinsider.com) Review the Facts about stock: JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (JKS) (connectinginvestor.com) Featured Stock: Jinkosolar Holding Company Ltd (JKS) (emnnews.com)

    Several research firms recently commented on JKS. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of JinkoSolar from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 7th. Credit Suisse Group reduced their price objective on shares of JinkoSolar from $22.00 to $13.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, June 7th. UBS Group began coverage on shares of JinkoSolar in a research note on Friday, March 16th. They set a “buy” rating and a $26.00 price objective for the company. Roth Capital set a $19.00 price objective on shares of JinkoSolar and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group lowered shares of JinkoSolar to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 6th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. JinkoSolar has an average rating of “Sell” and an average price target of $16.17.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Container Store (TCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) shares gained 88.18 percent to close at $4.14 on Tuesday.
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares jumped 18.04 percent to close at $0.3010 on Tuesday.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares gained 16.61 percent to close at $0.49 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd. (NASDAQ: ARCT) rose 16.09 percent to close at $7.00 on Tuesday.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 14.53 percent to close at $62.65 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
    NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSTG) shares surged 12.64 percent to close at $13.19.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 12.12 percent to close at $4.07 on Tuesday.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) shares climbed 11.58 percent to close at $6.55 on Tuesday.
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) rose 11.23 percent to close at $32.28 following a report from Reuters that the company is looking for a sale.
    iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) gained 11.15 percent to close at $22.52.
    Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT) rose 10.4 percent to close at $7.11.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) gained 10.26 percent to close at $3.33. Stein Mart is expected to release quarterly earnings on May 23.
    MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG) shares rose 10.11 percent to close at $8.06.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 8.2 percent to close at $8.18. Container Store reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter after the closing bell.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares gained 7.69 percent to close at $9.10 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.4 percent to close at $59.03 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.

     

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    The Container Store Group (NYSE:TCS) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 5, 2019 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Container Store Group Inc. (NYSE: TCS) has seen its shares up 138.0% so far in 2018. The stock closed most recently at $11.28, with a consensus analyst price target of $7.00 and a 52-week trading range of $3.53 to $12.42.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares of The Container Store (NYSE:TCS) soared last month despite little company-specific news out on the stock. Instead, it seemed to climb on reports that retailers had a strong holiday season, on anecdotal evidence that the new Netflix show starring organizational guru Marie Kondo on Netflix may have inspired a surge in Container Store shopping, and on the broader market recovery after the sell-off in the fourth quarter of 2018.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) fell 15.2 percent to $3.51 in pre-market trading after surging 88.18 percent on Tuesday.
    Pfenex Inc. (NASDAQ: PFNX) shares fell 15 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after the company announced an offering of common stock.
    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB) fell 17.6 percent to $47.75 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat results for its first quarter and issued a weak earnings forecast for the second quarter.
    Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) fell 13 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading after reporting weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) shares fell 12.1 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after reporting pricing of public offering of common stock.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) shares fell 9.8 percent to $27.31 in pre-market trading.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) fell 6.5 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) shares fell 5.8 percent to $71.02 in pre-market trading. Target reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales exceeded estimates.
    PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF) shares fell 5.7 percent to $42.42 in pre-market trading

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares surged 56 percent to $0.3980.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares jumped 34 percent to $0.5632 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) rose 16 percent to $1.45 after trading higher at one point Monday by nearly 300 percent. The nano-cap developer of pest control said the California state government approved the company's ContraPest for user in the state.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 13.3 percent to $61.975 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares gained 9.8 percent to $4.92 as the company announced the publication of CE Mark multicenter clinical study results on C-Scan® in Gut.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) rose 8.3 percent to $3.41.
    Ferroglobe PLC (NYSE: GSM) gained 7 percent to $12.13 following stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares climbed 6.5 percent to $9.00 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.2 percent to $58.94 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) gained 6.2 percent to $7.53. Blink Charging disclosed that its vehicle charging network exceeds 125,000 members.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 5.4 percent to $7.97. Container Store is expected to release quarterly earnings after the closing bell.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) shares rose 5.4 percent to $2.95 after reporting Q1 results.

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: LaSalle Hotel Properties(LHO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Urstadt Biddle Properties (NYSE: LHO) and LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO) issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.74-0.77 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.70. LaSalle Hotel Properties also updated its FY18 guidance to $2.16-2.19 EPS.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One other item to keep an eye on is the company’s attempts to acquire rival LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO). Pebblebrook has made three unsolicited offers; the latest and final one was for $32.49 per share, which is a 33.2% premium to LaSalle’s stock before Pebblebrook made its first offer of $29.95 a share a month ago. Pebblebrook has already strategically purchased 4.8% of LaSalle’s outstanding shares in hopes of pushing toward an agreement.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Rosetta Resources Inc.(ROSE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Rosehill Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:ROSE) shed more than 10% of their value by 10:30 a.m. EDT on Friday after the oil company priced an offering of stock at a steep discount to where it recently traded.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Rosehill Resources Inc Class A (NASDAQ:ROSE) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note released on Friday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Rosehill Resources (ROSE)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Rosehill Resources Inc Class A (ROSE)

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on WPX Energy (WPX)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Hodges Capital Management Inc. lowered its stake in shares of WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) by 1.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,047,818 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 17,025 shares during the period. WPX Energy accounts for about 1.2% of Hodges Capital Management Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 23rd largest position. Hodges Capital Management Inc. owned about 0.26% of WPX Energy worth $15,487,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Southwestern Energy (NYSE: SWN) and WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.(BWLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    That’s not to say it was a quiet day for every stock on the market. With earnings season ramping up, brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) and restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) served as an exercise in contrast as investors reacted to their respective quarterly reports.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Dave & Busters Entertainment tripling in value before falling back while small cap upscale gentlemen’s clubs and restaurant owner RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: RICK) began taking off in 2016 and small cap Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) is being acquired by Arby’s Restaurant Group:

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Freeport-McMoran, Inc.(FCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    “But on days like today you have to look. You have to say that Caterpillar may not have been as articulate as it would have liked and that perhaps they should have explained that they haven’t seen peak revenues, which is how I read it. I think 3M was just trying to temper expectations so they could beat them. Freeport’s (FCX) a political mess.”

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street suffered a big drop on Tuesday, with the Dow down 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.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    The mine is owned and operated by Freeport Indonesia, a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE: FCX). The deal is part of the Indonesian government’s plan to obtain majority control of the mine.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019

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Warren Buffett&s;s portfolio of stocks at Berkshire Hathaway has always contained a good number of insurance stocks. He likes them, always has.

Omaha&s;s most-famous investor started with his purchase of National Indemnity Company way back in 1967 and has continued since then with famous old names like GEICO and General Re, among many others.

If we imitate his methods, could we find success?

There&s;s no telling, but… one of the first steps in finding value is to see if the stock is trading at a low price/earnings ratio and if it can be purchased at a discount to book value.

Here are four insurance stocks that may fit as the type of value situation sought under the Buffett-like criteria he learned from Benjamin Graham:

&l;strong&g;AEGON N.V.&l;/strong&g; is a life insurance company based in the Netherlands and which trades on the New York Stock Exchange. With a price/earnings ratio of 5.4 and now priced at half its book value, it definitely looks like a value stock. The concern would be debt: There&s;s more of that than equity.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: PS Business Parks Inc.(PSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on PS Business Parks (PSB)

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Emerging markets stocks had a strong showing, with the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEMKT:EEM) moving up 1.4%. Retail stocks retreated; the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEMKT:XRT) lost 1.1%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Materials stocks rebounded from a fall yesterday, with the SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF (NYSEMKT:XME) closing up 2%. Emerging markets also bounced back, thanks in part to a weakening dollar; the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEMKT:EEM) rose 1.9%.

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    The MSCI Emerging Market Index is positing an incredible run. It’s on its longest-ever streak without a 10% decline, Bloomberg notes. That’s helping power the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSE:EEM) well ahead of the S&P 500 to start the year.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Stevens Capital Management LP boosted its holdings in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:EEM) by 21.0% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 36,024 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 6,261 shares during the period. Stevens Capital Management LP’s holdings in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF were worth $1,561,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By ]

    As we mentioned earlier, the S&P 500 is up 20% this year. Meanwhile, the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSE:EEM) has rocketed to gains of nearly 35% year-to-date. This performance puts all the U.S. major indexes to shame – even the red-hot Nasdaq Composite.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Factory Mutual Insurance Co. purchased a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:EEM) during the third quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm purchased 335,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $14,378,000.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Enduro Royalty Trust(NDRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Enduro Royalty Trust (NDRO)

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Jounce Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNCE) fell 32.5 percent to $11.92 in pre-market trading. Jounce Therapeutics reported that data from ongoing ICONIC trial of JTX-2011 will be presented at the ASCO.
    Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ: ACXM) fell 10.7 percent to $24.60 in pre-market trading. Acxiom reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter, but issued weak FY19 guidance.
    American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEI) shares fell 10.7 percent to $35 in pre-market trading.
    Enduro Royalty Trust (NYSE: NDRO) shares fell 8.5 percent to $3.25 in pre-market trading after tumbling 10.76 percent on Wednesday.
    NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) fell 8.3 percent to $244.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Aircastle Limited (NYSE: AYR) fell 7.2 percent to $21.30 in pre-market trading after announcing 7.9 million secondary offering of common shares.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) shares fell 5.6 percent to $9.29 in pre-market trading after rising 2.29percent on Wednesday.
    Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI) shares fell 5.3 percent to $3.93 in pre-market trading after rising 5.60 percent on Wednesday.
    Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) fell 4 percent to $43.40 in pre-market trading. Cisco reported better-than-expected results for its third quarter. The company sees fourth quarter earnings in the range of 68 cents-70 cents with sales growth of 4-6 percent.
    Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) fell 3.2 percent to $88.45 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat results for its second quarter. Comps were down 0.1 percent in the quarter. The company sees third-quarter comps coming in flat to up 1 percent.
    Children's Place, Inc. (

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Netflix, Inc.(NFLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    It’s fashionable to be bearish on Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) these days, giving one of the stock’s biggest bears a rare opportunity to gloat. Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter is out with a new note, reiterating his bearish underperform rating and $125 price target. 

  • [By ]

    Netflix Inc. (NFLX) shares surged in pre-market trading Tuesday after the online media streaming group posted stronger-than-expected first quarter earnings and the biggest jump in subscriber growth in sixteen years. Netflix shares were marked 7.22% higher in pre-market trading in New York, indicating an opening bell price of $330 each, a move that would take its year-to-date gain to an astonishing 70% and value the company at more than $142 billion — just $10 billion shy of rival Walt Disney Co. DIS.

  • [By ]

    … Take Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX). One analyst has a strong buy on the stock and believes it will reach $420 per share. Meanwhile, another has a target price of just $125 and is advising clients to sell.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) had a rough Wednesday. Share prices slid as much as 7.4% lower due to reports of growing competition in the streaming-video space. As of 3:30 p.m. EDT, Netflix’s stock was trading 6.7% below Tuesday’s closing prices.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Natixis decreased its position in shares of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) by 49.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 34,574 shares of the Internet television network’s stock after selling 33,816 shares during the quarter. Natixis’ holdings in Netflix were worth $13,534,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Braskem S.A.(BAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Aemetis (NASDAQ: AMTX) and Braskem (NYSE:BAK) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market eased lower on Friday, but major benchmarks managed to come back considerably from their worst levels of the day. At its lows, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down more than 200 points following news that the U.S. would indeed move forward with tariffs against China. Yet even though China announced plans to retaliate in kind, market participants seemed willing to give trade policy the benefit of the doubt given the current strength of the U.S. economy. Some stocks saw nice gains in response to the news, as well as to company-specific events. Schnitzer Steel Industries (NASDAQ:SCHN), Braskem (NYSE:BAK), and Pivotal Software (NYSE:PVTL) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Millennium Management LLC cut its holdings in shares of Braskem SA (NYSE:BAK) by 40.9% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 538,986 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 372,581 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC’s holdings in Braskem were worth $15,625,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Liquidity Services Inc.(LQDT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Liquidity Services earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.5172522637305 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 3rd. The business services provider reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.02. Liquidity Services had a negative net margin of 12.72% and a negative return on equity of 19.31%. The company had revenue of $43.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $60.16 million. equities analysts forecast that Liquidity Services, Inc. will post -0.71 earnings per share for the current year.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Relying too much on a single customer is always a risk for a company, and surplus retailer Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT) is learning just how difficult it can be to make a successful transition toward a more diversified, balanced business. With the completion of its surplus contract with the U.S. Department of Defense, Liquidity Services has struggled to find other avenues for growth to make up for the lost revenue from that key source of business.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. grew its stake in Liquidity Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:LQDT) by 4.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 307,736 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 12,917 shares during the quarter. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. owned approximately 0.96% of Liquidity Services worth $2,015,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 7, 2019 10:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Globalstar Inc.(GSAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Globalstar (NYSEAMERICAN:GSAT) saw a significant growth in short interest in April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 86,799,863 shares, a growth of 6.9% from the March 30th total of 81,207,186 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 6,541,037 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 13.3 days. Approximately 14.4% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Globalstar Inc. (NASDAQ: GSAT) fell by about 3.6% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $0.53 after closing at $0.55 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $2.59. Volume of about 5.2 million was around 30% above the daily average. The company had no specific news and shares are on now track to post a gain of around 3% for the day.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Globalstar Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: GSAT) traded down about 12.5% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $0.77 after closing Monday at $0.88. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.59. Volume was about 70% above the daily average of around 3.7 million shares. The had no specific news.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday morning, the telecommunication services shares rose 1.06 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE: GSAT), up 5 percent, and Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTNR) up 4 percent.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Summit Hotel Properties, Inc.(INN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan trimmed its stake in shares of Summit Hotel Properties Inc (NYSE:INN) by 29.1% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 29,520 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 12,110 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan’s holdings in Summit Hotel Properties were worth $422,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    New York State Common Retirement Fund reduced its position in Summit Hotel Properties Inc (NYSE:INN) by 3.5% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 186,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 6,700 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned about 0.18% of Summit Hotel Properties worth $2,544,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Innova (INN) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the NeoScrypt hashing algorithm. It was first traded on October 19th, 2017. Innova’s total supply is 4,032,857 coins and its circulating supply is 3,282,857 coins. Innova’s official website is innovacoin.info. Innova’s official Twitter account is @InnovaCoin.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Innova (CURRENCY:INN) traded 3.2% lower against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 15:00 PM E.T. on February 16th. One Innova coin can now be bought for approximately $0.0145 or 0.00000399 BTC on exchanges. Innova has a total market capitalization of $73,312.00 and approximately $50.00 worth of Innova was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, Innova has traded down 19.6% against the dollar.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: JinkoSolar Holding Company Limited(JKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    What a difference one year — and some major government policies — can make. In 2017, shares of SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR), Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ), JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:JKS), and First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) investors enjoyed solid gains of 28%, 38%, 58% and 110% respectively. 

  • [By ]

    Tariffs
    Governmental action from the White House has added itself to the mix. In January, President Trump announced steep tariffs on imported solar panels. This did two things: It immediately made U.S.-produced solar panels a little more competitive than low-cost alternatives from China or South Korea. And, two, it has led to a solar manufacturing boom. Foreign companies are simply building factories here, changing the ZIP code on their shipping address and dodging Trump’s import duties without changing a single angle on the engineering specs. Since Mr. Trump announced his tariffs, China’s JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) has bought a plant in Jacksonville, Fla., First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) added to its manufacturing base in Ohio and SunPower (Nasdaq: SPWR) bought struggling SolarWorld Americas, which had petitioned the president for the tariffs, according to The Wall Street Journal.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Solar stocks took a beating Monday after China cut its national incentives to install solar projects. Shares of solar panel manufacturers Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) fell as much as 14.5%, JinkoSolar Holding Co. (NYSE:JKS) dropped as much as 17%, and Daqo New Energy Corp (NYSE:DQ) fell as much as 31.3% while inverter manufacturer Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH) fell up to 13.5%. By early afternoon, most major stocks in the solar industry were down double digits.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    JinkoSolar Holding Company (NYSE:JKS) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallAug. 13, 2018 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    And with just a few smart plays in today’s classic stock picker’s market, you can pull in triple-digit gains with just a small investment.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Monday
    The Turkish lira is off 11% this morning, compounding the 20% slide that it faced last week. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his team have failed to reassure investors that they know how to manage their economy. The president has refused calls to raise interest rates in order to stabilize the currency. Instead, he blamed the United States on Sunday, arguing in a speech, “We will not give in. If you come at us with your dollars then we will find other ways to do business.” Elon Musk is facing a big lawsuit from investors who claim that he fraudulently schemed to hammer short sellers last week. The lawsuit comes just days after the head of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) sent out a tweet that claimed he was looking to take the company private and that funding at $420 per share had “been secured.” Musk failed to file an 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission before making the announcement, which pushed shares up significantly. Reuters also reported that Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund has not shown any interest in helping to take Tesla private. Finally, shares of German chemical giant Bayer AG (OTC MKTS: BAYRY) slumped more than 11% after a U.S. jury awarded a groundskeeper $289 million in a ruling that the weed killer Roundup was responsible for his cancer. The chemical is produced by Monsanto, an agricultural giant that Bayer purchased last year. The ruling could set a precedent for thousands of other cases in the international court system that have made similar claims that Roundup causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: SYY, PZZA, LNG
    Sysco Corp. (NYSE: SYY) reported earnings before the bell Monday. The food-distribution giant was expected to report earnings per share of $0.93 on top of $15.45 billion in revenue. Shares popped 4.8% i

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about JinkoSolar (NYSE:JKS) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. JinkoSolar earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 47.1693702212663 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: LivaNova PLC(LIVN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of medical device developer LivaNova (NASDAQ:LIVN) jumped 13% today after the company commented on the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reconsideration of whether or not to cover the technology provider’s Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy (VNS Therapy) for treatment-resistant depression (TRD).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    LivaNova (NASDAQ: LIVN) and Aradigm (NASDAQ:ARDM) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    LivaNova PLC (NASDAQ:LIVN) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the nine brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, five have issued a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $118.20.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    LivaNova (NASDAQ:LIVN) and Masimo (NASDAQ:MASI) are both mid-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and profitability.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now

The Consumer Cyclicals sector currently earns an Unattractive rating based on the market-weighted aggregation of the 443 stocks we cover in the sector. The Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) impact and slow growing economy has led to declining profits and even bankruptcy for many companies in the sector. However, a few companies have overcome these struggles and managed to thrive.

By leveraging our Robo-Analyst technology[1] to parse and analyze company filings, including the footnotes and MD&A, we have identified companies with multiple years of after-tax profit (NOPAT) growth and above average returns on invested capital (ROIC)[2]. These companies are also undervalued compared to peers, and our DCF model reveals low expectations for future profit growth baked into the current stock prices.

Below we highlight three standout companies in the Consumer Cyclicals sector: Thor Industries (THO), The TJX Companies (TJX), and AMC Networks (AMCX).

Improving ROIC is Correlated with Creating Shareholder Value

Numerous case studies show that getting ROIC right is an important part of making smart investments. We also know that there is a strong correlation between improving ROIC and increasing shareholder value. Per Figure 1, ROIC explains 75% of the difference in valuation for the 443 Consumer Cyclicals stocks under our coverage. THO, TJX, and AMCX all trade at significant discounts to sector peers as show by their position below the trend line in Figure 1.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: JinkoSolar Holding Company Limited(JKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    The impact will have ripple effects across the industry. Major manufacturers like Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ), JinkoSolar (NYSE:JKS), Hanwha Q Cells (NASDAQ:HQCL), and JA Solar (NASDAQ:JASO) will see margins squeezed as volume and sales prices fall. They were all enjoying higher margins and strong demand in early 2018, so the could reverse to net losses later this year. 

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Solar stocks have been on a downward march for most of the year. First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR), JinkoSolar (NYSE:JKS), and Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ) are all down double digits, and there are no clear signs of a turnaround in sight. 

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    And with just a few smart plays in today’s classic stock picker’s market, you can pull in triple-digit gains with just a small investment.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Monday
    The Turkish lira is off 11% this morning, compounding the 20% slide that it faced last week. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his team have failed to reassure investors that they know how to manage their economy. The president has refused calls to raise interest rates in order to stabilize the currency. Instead, he blamed the United States on Sunday, arguing in a speech, “We will not give in. If you come at us with your dollars then we will find other ways to do business.” Elon Musk is facing a big lawsuit from investors who claim that he fraudulently schemed to hammer short sellers last week. The lawsuit comes just days after the head of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) sent out a tweet that claimed he was looking to take the company private and that funding at $420 per share had “been secured.” Musk failed to file an 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission before making the announcement, which pushed shares up significantly. Reuters also reported that Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund has not shown any interest in helping to take Tesla private. Finally, shares of German chemical giant Bayer AG (OTC MKTS: BAYRY) slumped more than 11% after a U.S. jury awarded a groundskeeper $289 million in a ruling that the weed killer Roundup was responsible for his cancer. The chemical is produced by Monsanto, an agricultural giant that Bayer purchased last year. The ruling could set a precedent for thousands of other cases in the international court system that have made similar claims that Roundup causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: SYY, PZZA, LNG
    Sysco Corp. (NYSE: SYY) reported earnings before the bell Monday. The food-distribution giant was expected to report earnings per share of $0.93 on top of $15.45 billion in revenue. Shares popped 4.8% i

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSE: CM) recently:

    6/6/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a C$130.00 price target on the stock, up previously from C$125.00. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce was downgraded by analysts at National Bank Financial from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating. They now have a C$124.00 price target on the stock, down previously from C$136.00. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce had its price target lowered by analysts at Scotiabank from C$131.00 to C$127.00. They now have a “sector perform” rating on the stock. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce had its price target lowered by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from C$141.00 to C$135.00. They now have a “sector perform” rating on the stock. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce was given a new C$140.00 price target on by analysts at Eight Capital. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from C$133.00 to C$138.00.

    CM traded up C$0.59 on Wednesday, reaching C$115.86. 987,570 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,290,708. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce has a fifty-two week low of C$103.84 and a fifty-two week high of C$124.37.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSE:CM) (NYSE:CM) – Analysts at Desjardins reduced their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. Desjardins analyst D. Young now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $2.85 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $2.86.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay 23, 2018, 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp boosted its position in Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) (TSE:CM) by 54.3% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 911,300 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 320,800 shares during the quarter. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce comprises approximately 1.0% of Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 19th largest position. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s holdings in Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce were worth $103,633,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: WD-40 Company(WDFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report report published on Saturday morning.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Rich Smith, and Daniel Miller]

    In the spirit of Lynch’s investment principles, we asked three of our Motley Fool investors to each highlight a stock Wall Street isn’t paying much attention to, but could be a great investment. Here’s a brief look at their selections: WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC), Control4 (NASDAQ:CTRL), and VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC). 

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    Now is the time to act. Get out in front of the green wave, and own this stock. It’s legal. The recommendation is free. And you have the opportunity to become a “Marijuana Millionaire” with very little risk. Here’s the pick.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    The markets are paying close attention to the ongoing battle between China and the United States on the trade front. The United States slapped China with tariffs on $34 billion in goods on Friday. So far, markets have remained focused on earnings and domestic economic development. However, the tariffs are expected to impact the bottom line of major companies around the globe. U.S. President Donald Trump is traveling to Brussels, Belgium. His arrival is the first stop of a multi-day tour of Europe. Trump will take part in a NATO Summit and visit the United Kingdom. He will also visit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The tour kicks off a day after Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Yesterday, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis both resigned from their posts. This has raised significant concerns for Prime Minister Theresa May as she attempts to steer ongoing Brexit negotiations. The British pound has been falling sharply this morning as the “business friendly” Brexit plan supported by May’s ministry faces an uncertain future.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today:
    A number of companies are reporting that earnings could have a dramatic impact on their future balance sheets. That’s especially true in the transportation business. Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG) has said the tariffs will cost up to $100 million per year and add $2,200 per vehicle. Now Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM) has said the tariffs will make the manufacturing of each vehicle at least $1,800 more expensive. Shares of PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) are on the move after the iconic soft drink company reported earnings before the bell. Wall Street had expected that the firm would report ear

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) Director Daniel E. Pittard bought 530 shares of WD-40 stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $132.65 per share, for a total transaction of $70,304.50. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) by 2.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 112,123 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after buying an additional 3,074 shares during the quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned approximately 0.81% of WD-40 worth $14,767,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    The message you get when you read through an investor presentation deck for the WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC) is growth. The North Star for management is to grow its revenue to $700 million annually by 2025 while maintaining its current margins. So when looking at the company’s earnings reports, the first thing that any investor is going to look at is the revenue growth rate.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG ) has suffered in the public eye and stock market after several food-related illnesses affected consumers. Of these, an E.coli outbreak in 2015 and norovirus outbreak in 2017, caught the eye of customers and had drastic financial consequences.

A 30% loss in sales occurred following the initial outbreak, and the stock has fallen to less than half of its highest valuation since then. The company’s current earnings outlook does not look bright either. With 100% negative agreement among revising analysts, we have seen three adjustments to the company’s full-year EPS estimates within the past 60 days.

Despite all of this, the stock seems to be pushing back today. Chipotle Mexican Grill shares rose $7.84, or 2.4%, since yesterday’s close at $326.60. Why is this the case? The root is managerial transitions.

Following the incidents described above, the company restructured its leadership. In February, Chipotle announced that Steve Ells would step down as the company’s chief executive and be replaced by former Yum! Brands executive Brian Niccol. The stock rose 11% in after-hours trading that day.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Lydall, Inc.(LDL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Seadrill Limited(SDRL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, the energy shares rose 1.34 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Seadrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL), up 46 percent, and Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) up 8 percent.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    In addition to Trump’s concerns about China and trade, the President also stated that he is unsure whether a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will take place as planned. Multiple media outlets this morning are questioning if the event will take place. The summit is tentatively planned for June 12. Banking stocks were on the move after Congress passed new laws designed to reduce regulations for thousands of financial institutions. The new rules will ensure that smaller banks are not facing the same strict rules as the bigger giants. The financial sector has been lobbying to changes to the Dodd-Frank Act since its inception after the 2008-09 financial crisis. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with members of the European Union on Tuesday. The CEO of the social media giant outraged European Parliament members after reportedly dodging questions about user privacy and the firm’s collection of personal data. During the conversation, EU members questioned whether Facebook is a monopoly and pondered if the firm should be broken up due to antitrust concerns.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TGT, LOW, TIF
    Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) fell nearly 6% after the retail giant fell short of earnings expectations before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.32. This figure missed Wall Street earnings expectations by six cents. The retail giant blamed poor spring weather for its performance and said that its bottom line has been impacted by the costs of upgrading its physical locations. Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW) stock gained

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday morning, the energy shares climbed 1.29 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included SeaDrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL), up 19 percent, and Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC), up 10 percent.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: A V Homes, Inc.(AVHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (ITHUF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Spencer Israel]

    The charts below are courtesy of VantagePoint, a platform that uses Artificial Intelligence and machine learning to forecast future price movements 1-3 days in advance with up to 86 percent accuracy. The blue line represents a predictive moving average that shows what’s going to happen three days in advance, and the black line is a simple 10-day moving average. A crossover of the blue line over the black line indicates a bullish signal from the software, and vice versa for a bearish signal.

    iAthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (OTC: ITHUF)

    Up 94 percent YTD

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Licensed cannabis production facilities owner and operator iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc (OTC: ITHUF) announced a $50 million investment from Gotham Green Partners. Management believes this is the largest investment to date by a single investor in a publicly traded U.S. cannabis operating company. iAnthus plans to allocate the proceeds of this financing to repay a $20 million one-year note and accrued interest to VCP Bridge LLC; continue to build out cultivation facilities and dispensaries in the New York and Florida markets; and, potentially, to expand activities. The remaining expenditures for completing iAnthus’ Massachusetts and Vermont operations will be funded with current cash on hand, management assured.

  • [By ]

    Much of the focus of cannabis investors has been centered on Canada and California. This makes sense given that they are the two largest recreational (or soon to be) cannabis markets in the world. However, one publicly traded company with US-centric cannabis operations has taken a different approach. iAnthus Capital is listed in Canada on the CSE (OTCQB:ITHUF), but is headquartered in New York and incorporated in Delaware. Unlike other Canadian-listed cannabis companies, most of which are aiming to get in on the highly competitive green-rush in California and Canada, iAnthus has set its sights on becoming the dominant player on the U.S. East Coast.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc.(BCRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Fisher(j)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Joincoin (CURRENCY:J) traded 1.7% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 0:00 AM ET on May 8th. Joincoin has a total market cap of $145,714.00 and $7.00 worth of Joincoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, Joincoin has traded up 28.6% against the U.S. dollar. One Joincoin coin can currently be bought for about $0.0471 or 0.00000521 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: JinkoSolar Holding Company Limited(JKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    One of the best ways to play it is by owning the top Chinese solar stock, Jinko Solar Holding Company Ltd. (NYSE: JKS).

    It’s already the world’s third-largest supplier of photovoltaic cells – an essential component of solar panels. Plus, it’s plugged right into China’s skyrocketing solar industry.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Brady Corporation(BRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.73 billion.
    McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $3.56 per share on revenue of $51.25 billion.
    Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.39 per share on revenue of $8.00 billion.
    Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $2.39 billion.
    Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $291.47 million.
    Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $841.75 million.
    The Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE: TD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $6.86 billion.
    Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.61 per share on revenue of $8.05 billion.
    58.com Inc. (NYSE: WUBA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $372.49 million.
    Luxoft Holding, Inc. (NYSE: LXFT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $228.53 million.
    The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $916.73 million.
    StealthGas Inc. (NASDAQ: GASS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $37.75 million.
    Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: THR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $96.24 million.
    Tuniu Corporation (NASDAQ: TOUR) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.03 per share on revenue of $76.72 million.

     

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Tile Shop Hldgs, Inc.(TTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

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

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

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

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Xerox Corporation(XRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Pressure from investors may trigger the sale of Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX). According to The Wall Street Journal:

    Xerox Corp.s first- and third-biggest investors, billionaires Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, have formed an alliance and plan to encourage the printer and copier giant to explore a potential sale, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Two corporate raiders have managed to kill a business combination between Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) and an arm of Japanese company Fujifilm. It leaves troubled Xerox with a difficult future, after years of efforts by a string of executives to turn around its business.

  • [By ]

    Prior to agreeing to a blockbuster deal with Fujifilm, Xerox Corp. (XRX) received an inquiry from HP Inc. (HPQ) , according to people familiar with the situation, though no formal bid was ever launched.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Natural Health Trends Corp (NASDAQ: NHTC) fell 7.8 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after rising 1.46 percent on Friday.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) shares fell 6.6 percent to $11.41 in pre-market trading after climbing 4.18 percent on Friday.
    Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) shares fell 6.2 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after tumbling 11.45 percent on Friday.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) fell 6.1 percent to $7.31 in pre-market trading after declining 3.35 percent on Friday.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) fell 5.6 percent to $28.30 in pre-market trading.
    Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) fell 5.3 percent to $6.06 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.73 percent on Friday.
    Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) shares fell 5.2 percent to $28.60 in pre-market trading. Xerox terminated its transaction agreement with Fujifilm and entered into a new agreement with Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason. JP Morgan downgraded Xerox from Overweight to Neutral.
    Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) fell 5.2 percent to $7.02 in pre-market trading. Cellcom is expected to release Q1 results on May 30, 2018.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) fell 4.5 percent to $74 in pre-market trading.
    Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV) shares fell 4 percent to $4.66 in pre-market trading

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    A Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) plan to merge with a Japanese company has died. According to Reuters:

    Xerox Corp has scrapped a planned $6.1 billion deal with Fujifilm Holdings Corp in a settlement with activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason that also hands control of the U.S. photocopier giant to new management.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018

E*TRADE Financial Corp (NASDAQ:ETFC) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2017. E*TRADE Financial Corp is a financial services company. It provides brokerage and related products and services to individual retail investors. It also provides investor-focused banking products and sweep deposits to retail investors. E*TRADE Financial Corp has a market cap of $13.81 billion; its shares were traded at around $51.76 with a P/E ratio of 24.07 and P/S ratio of 6.39. E*TRADE Financial Corp had annual average EBITDA growth of 4.00% over the past five years.

For the last quarter E*TRADE Financial Corp reported a revenue of $637.0 million, compared with the revenue of $509.0 million during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $2.4 billion, an increase of 21.9% from last year. For the last five years E*TRADE Financial Corp had an average revenue growth rate of 5.7% a year.

The reported diluted earnings per share was $2.15 for the year, an increase of 8.6% from previous year. The E*TRADE Financial Corp enjoyed an operating margin of 44.97%, compared with the operating margin of 43.17% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of E*TRADE Financial Corp is 9.65%. The profitability rank of the company is 3 (out of 10).

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Euro FX(P)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Music-streaming company Pandora (NYSE:P) finally launched an on-demand subscription service in early 2017. Pandora Premium, priced at $9.99 per month, directly competes with Spotify and Apple Music. The company’s goal is to convert a significant chunk of its ad-supported listener base into subscribers. In addition to the new on-demand service, Pandora offers an ad-free version of its core internet radio experience for $4.99 per month.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    It was easy to compete for investor affection when the only other major music platform out there was Pandora (NYSE:P), and Sirius XM already owns a19% stake in Pandora. However, Sirius XM is no longer the belle at the ball. The faster-growing Spotify (NYSE:SPOT) went public three weeks ago, and it reports its first financial results as a public company a week after Sirius XM does.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Pandora Media (NYSE:P) stock is on a tear.

    After reporting earnings Thursday, Pandora shares soared 20% in early trading Friday. Wall Street bankers are scrambling to jump on the bandwagon, with at least two analysts so far rushing out new buy ratings on the stock, and a third doubling down, according to reports on TheFly.com.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) released first quarter financial results after markets closed Thursday. The company reported a net loss of $0.27 per share on $319.2 million in revenue compared with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for a net loss of $0.38 per share on $304.3 million in revenue. The same period from last year had a net loss of $0.24 per share on $316 million in revenue.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.(UEPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Net1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ:UEPS) jumped 15.7% on Friday after thealternative-payment systems specialist announced stronger-than-expected fiscal third-quarter 2018 results and an encouraging development regarding its social grants payments contract in South Africa.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 44.7 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 23.2 percent to $65.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) rose 17 percent to $13.55 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) rose 13.8 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee voted in favor of WAYLIVRA for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 9.4 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a collaboration with Iovance Biotherapeutics.
    ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) rose 13.7 percent to $8.80 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 5.6 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading after falling 2.26 percent on Thursday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.6 percent to $9.30 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) rose 4.7 percent to $47.50 in pre-market trading.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 4.2 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $11.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 earnings.

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

    Net 1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ: UEPS) and Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Viking Therapeutics, Inc.(VKTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares climbed 31.68 percent to close at $7.19 on Wednesday. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares gained 24.15 percent to close at $3.29. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) shares surged 24 percent to close at $6.82.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 20.25 percent to close at $4.87.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) shares surged 18.42 percent to close at $22.50
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 16.15 percent to close at $83.34. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTIE) shares jumped 16.07 percent to close at $10.62.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) rose 16.04 percent to close at $14.11.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) gained 14.88 percent to close at $6.33.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) rose 13.96 percent to close at $5.55.
    Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) jumped 13.88 percent to close at $67.27 on Wednesday.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) jumped 12.59 percent to close at $11.98 after reporting Q1 results.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) rose 12.01 percent to close at $5.13.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) gained 11.93 percent to close at $3.19.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) climbed 11.66 percent to close at $24.52 on Wednesday after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) rose 10.83 percent to close at $33.17 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter and lifted guidance.
    ChemoCentryx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCXI) gained 9.36 percent to close at $12.50. Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on ChemoCentryx with a Buy rating.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX)
  • [By George Budwell]

    Over the past year, for example, gene therapy company uniQure N.V. (NASDAQ:QURE) and endocrine specialist Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX) both saw their shares skyrocket against the backdrop of a fairly weak overall market for biotech. Despite their rapid appreciation, though, these two stocks might still be incredible bargains for investors comfortable with high levels of risk. Here’s why.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Shares of Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX), a clinical-stage biotech developing treatments for endocrine and metabolic disorders,dropped by 30.1% last month,according toS&P Global Market Intelligence. What’s all the fuss about?

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: HCP, Inc.(HCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    U.S. banks are rolling in so much dough they are begging regulators to let them return to the days of risky proprietary trading — all the while stiffing their interest-starved customers, critics say: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    April Chicago Fed National Activity index 0.34 vs 0.48 expected
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 12:15 p.m. ET.
    Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker will speak at 2:15 p.m. ET.
    Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkariis set to speak at 5:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx (NYSE: AYX) from Sector Weight to Overweight
    Stifel upgraded Knight-Swift (NYSE: KNX) from Hold to Buy
    Evercore downgraded HCP (NYSE: HCP) from In-Line to Underperform
    Evercore downgraded Vereit (NYSE: VER) from Outperform to In-Line

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  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    The aging baby boomer generation is set to materially increase demand for senior housing. The question isn’t if but when because the demographic shifts this giant generation will engender are largely unavoidable. Investors looking at the senior housing sector have a number of options to pick from, with two of the biggest names in the space being HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) and Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE:BKD). But what’s the better choice here: the property owner or the facility manager?

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Swiss National Bank decreased its position in shares of HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) by 13.1% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 1,499,221 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 226,400 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in HCP were worth $34,827,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: CNA Financial Corporation(CNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Prudential Financial Inc. grew its stake in CNA Financial (NYSE:CNA) by 70.8% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 331,811 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 137,500 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in CNA Financial were worth $16,375,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JPMorgan Chase restated their neutral rating on shares of Centrica (LON:CNA) in a research report released on Tuesday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on CNA. Credit Suisse Group reiterated an outperform rating on shares of Centrica in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Kepler Capital Markets decreased their price objective on shares of Centrica from GBX 190 ($2.58) to GBX 160 ($2.17) and set a buy rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of Centrica to an outperform rating and increased their target price for the stock from GBX 150 ($2.03) to GBX 175 ($2.37) in a research note on Monday, February 26th. HSBC lowered shares of Centrica to a reduce rating and cut their target price for the stock from GBX 150 ($2.03) to GBX 120 ($1.63) in a research note on Wednesday, April 11th. Finally, Deutsche Bank reissued a sell rating and set a GBX 125 ($1.70) target price on shares of Centrica in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 174.63 ($2.37).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on CNA Financial (CNA)

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Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Pan American Silver Corp.(PAAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) (TSE:PAAS) shares shot up 0.7% on Friday . The stock traded as high as $18.39 and last traded at $18.17. 97,207 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 91% from the average session volume of 1,076,284 shares. The stock had previously closed at $18.29.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: JinkoSolar Holding Company Limited(JKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    One of the best ways to play it is by owning the top Chinese solar stock, Jinko Solar Holding Company Ltd. (NYSE: JKS).

    It’s already the world’s third-largest supplier of photovoltaic cells – an essential component of solar panels. Plus, it’s plugged right into China’s skyrocketing solar industry.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation(RL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $16.50 billion.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $1.48 billion.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.25 per share on revenue of $17.63 billion.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $957.49 million.
    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.23 per share on revenue of $3.40 billion.
    Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.9 per share on revenue of $210.70 million.
    Qiwi plc (NASDAQ: QIWI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.25 per share on revenue of $60.19 million.
    iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (NASDAQ: ICLK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $34.87 million.

     

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Ralph Lauren outperformed the industry in the past six months backed by robust bottom-line performance in recent quarters. Notably, third-quarter fiscal 2018 marked the company’s 12th consecutive earnings beat while sales lagged estimates after a beat in the previous quarter. Additionally, the company’s Way Forward Plan is on track, and it remains keen on bolstering digital and international presence. Also, the company has been gaining from favorable geographic and channel mix shifts along with lower promotions and reduced product costs. Further, management adjusted fiscal 2018 outlook to account for the positive currency rates, which are likely to aid revenues and operating margins. However, its North America business continues to suffer due to distribution and brand exits, planned reduction in shipments and promotions to enhance the quality of sales, and lower customer demand.”

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    In addition to Trump’s concerns about China and trade, the President also stated that he is unsure whether a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will take place as planned. Multiple media outlets this morning are questioning if the event will take place. The summit is tentatively planned for June 12. Banking stocks were on the move after Congress passed new laws designed to reduce regulations for thousands of financial institutions. The new rules will ensure that smaller banks are not facing the same strict rules as the bigger giants. The financial sector has been lobbying to changes to the Dodd-Frank Act since its inception after the 2008-09 financial crisis. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with members of the European Union on Tuesday. The CEO of the social media giant outraged European Parliament members after reportedly dodging questions about user privacy and the firm’s collection of personal data. During the conversation, EU members questioned whether Facebook is a monopoly and pondered if the firm should be broken up due to antitrust concerns.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TGT, LOW, TIF
    Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) fell nearly 6% after the retail giant fell short of earnings expectations before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.32. This figure missed Wall Street earnings expectations by six cents. The retail giant blamed poor spring weather for its performance and said that its bottom line has been impacted by the costs of upgrading its physical locations. Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW) stock gained

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) shares were also up, gaining 14 percent to $132.34 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Notable Earnings

    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) Q1 premarket
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) Q4 premarket
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) Q1 premarket
    Lowe’s Companies, Inc (NYSE: LOW) Q1 premarket
    L Brands, Inc (NYSE: LB) Q1 after hours
    NetApp, Inc (NASDAQ: NTAP) Q4 after hours

    IPOs

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tredje AP fonden lowered its stake in Ralph Lauren Co. (NYSE:RL) by 6.2% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 16,720 shares of the textile maker’s stock after selling 1,110 shares during the period. Tredje AP fonden’s holdings in Ralph Lauren were worth $1,878,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd.(XTLB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSTM) fell 9.7 percent to $4.73 in pre-market trading after announcing a $35 million common stock offering.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares fell 8 percent to $13.48 in pre-market trading ahead of regulatory update at 8:30 a.m. ET.
    XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: XTLB) fell 6.5 percent to $2.01 in pre-market trading after climbing 10.50 percent on Tuesday.
    Purple Innovation, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPL) shares fell 5.8 percent to $9.36 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) fell 5.7 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after declining 5.04 percent on Tuesday.
    RYB Education, Inc. (NYSE: RYB) shares fell 5 percent to $16.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares fell 4.4 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after rising 40.62 percent on Tuesday.
    Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) fell 4.4 percent to $8.92 in pre-market trading after announcing a 5.5 million share common stock offering.
    Daxor Corporation (NYSE: DXR) fell 4.1 percent to $7.32 in pre-market trading.
    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) shares fell 3.8 percent to $51.03 in pre-market trading after the company announced plans to restate its Q2, Q3, Q4 and FY 2017 financial statements.
    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) fell 3.5 percent to $16.20 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares fell 3.3 percent to $29.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported launch of 1.8 million share offering

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Four Corners Property Trust, Inc.(FCPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Four Corners Property (FCPT)

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Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018

Famed investor andBerkshire Hathaway(NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) CEO Warren Buffett is known for preferring value stocks and dividend stocks. He has seen success with both by investing in undervalued companies and by buying dividend-paying stocks that help fill his coffers, funding acquisitions and further stock purchases.

There is a clear overlap between the value stock and dividend stock categories, but dovalue stocks make the bestdividend stocks? It’s a common question among investors. In the article below, I’ll first clarify how I define value stocks and dividend stocks, then examine the connections between the two categories, and look at both sides of the argument. Finally, I’ll share my thoughts about whether or not value stocks actually do make the bestdividend stocks.

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What is a value stock?

Value, like beauty, is often in the eye of the beholder, and in investing, value can be subjective. Generally value stocks can be described as companies that are currently valued below their peers despite having a solid core business and financial fundamentals, determined through certain valuation metrics.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018: JinkoSolar Holding Company Limited(JKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    One of the best ways to play it is by owning the top Chinese solar stock, Jinko Solar Holding Company Ltd. (NYSE: JKS).

    It’s already the world’s third-largest supplier of photovoltaic cells – an essential component of solar panels. Plus, it’s plugged right into China’s skyrocketing solar industry.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018: Citigroup Inc.(C)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Take Spice VC, a venture-capital fund that looked to raise $100 million and said it secured commitments for $40 million of that in a token pre-sale. It followed the terms of Rule 506c of the SEC’S Regulation D, which spells out conditions under which offers of securities are exempt from normal registration rules, and Section 3(c)(1) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, which allows private funds to avoid SEC rules. That meant, in Spice VC’s case, offering sales documents to a maximum of 99 prospective investors, who had to register on its website, certify that they are accredited (read: wealthy), provide proof of identification and respect applicable lock-up periods before selling their tokens. Issuers using the exemptions must check that buyers aren’t laundering funds and disclose operational information to the public on a regular basis after the sale.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) short interest increased slightly to 27.66 million from the previous level of 27.35 million. Shares were trading at $75.05, in a 52-week range of $56.55 to $80.70.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    President Trump will announce today if he will pull the United States out of the Obama-era nuclear deal. Trump wants European members of the treaty to amend certain issues regarding Iran’s uranium enrichment capacity. Energy stocks and oil prices had been rising on speculation that Trump would slap Iran again with economic sanctions, disrupting the region’s oil production. Comcast Corp.(Nasdaq: CMCSA) is currently working to obtain enough capital to purchase certain assets of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.(NYSE: FOXA). The ability to raise capital would allow Comcast to replace Disney’s $52 billion bid for the many of Fox’s key businesses. Markets are reacting to a speech made this morning by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. During a speech in Zurich, Switzerland, Powell said that rising U.S. interest rates would not have a significant impact on emerging markets and foreign stock markets. This has long been a concern for other nations as the U.S. dollar rises and American bonds become more attractive to international investors.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: DIS, C, SNAP
    The Walt DisneyCo.(NYSE: DIS) will lead another busy day of earnings reports today. Investors will be exploring the impact of recent price hikes at the company’s theme parks, as well as the ongoing concerns about cable cutting and how this trend affects ESPN. Markets anticipate that the company will report earnings per share of $1.68 on top of $14.23 billion in revenue. Shares of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) are on the move. The uptick came after activist investor ValueAct announced a $1.2 billion stake in the investment bank. Citigroup shares were up 1.2% in pre-market hours. Shares of Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) gained 1% in pre-market hours. The owner of social media giant Snapchat said that its CFO Drew Vollero will step down next week. The executive will be replaced by a financial executive at Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN). Snap continues to face incredible pressures after the f

  • [By ]

    But Nasdaq now also has some surprising collaborations underway with financial institutions — including one with Citigroup (C) , which is one of several big banks that have banned the purchase of cryptocurrency by customers using their credit cards. Nasdaq and Citi announced an integrated payment solution to trade securities internationally that combines Citi’s commercial, multi-currency payments network with Nasdaq’s blockchain technology. 

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018: Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated(RGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

    Get Reinsurance Group of America alerts:

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    RGA has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Wells Fargo restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $160.00 price target (up previously from $150.00) on shares of Reinsurance Group of America in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. UBS initiated coverage on Reinsurance Group of America in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $168.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Reinsurance Group of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, March 12th. Morgan Stanley reduced their price target on Reinsurance Group of America from $138.00 to $135.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on Reinsurance Group of America in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $164.00 price target for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $159.78.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Westpac Banking Corp grew its holdings in shares of Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE:RGA) by 96.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 9,188 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,516 shares during the period. Westpac Banking Corp’s holdings in Reinsurance Group of America were worth $1,415,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018: Central Valley Community Bancorp(CVCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY)

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Warren Buffett’s annual shareholders’ letter came out Feb. 25. The Oracle of Omaha covered a lot of ground in his annual state of the union. Revisiting the subject of share repurchases, Buffett discussed the reasons why you don’t see Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B) on his own list of stocks to buy.

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While he’s not against them, mind you, he believes that most CEOs pay very little attention to the price paid to buyback repurchase their company’s stock, an affliction that Berkshire Hathaway doesn’t suffer from. He’s authorized to buy back Berkshire stock by the boatload up to 120% of its book value per share, a price that’s substantially discounted from its true intrinsic value.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Roche Holding AG (RHHBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Chugai Pharma (OTCPK:CHGCY) (TYO: 4519) reported that the CFDA accepted its New Drug Application for eldecalcitol, an oral active vitamin D3 derivative for osteoporosis. A Japanese pharma, Chugai is majority-owned (62%) by Roche (OTCQX:RHHBY) [ROG:SIX]. In a China Phase III trial, patients treated with eldecalcitol showed greater bone mineral density (BMD) compared to alfacalcidol-treated patients after 12 months. Chugai has marketed eldecalcitol in Japan since 2011.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Clementia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CMTA) is a pharmaceutical company that focuses on the development of Palovarotene, for which it acquired the full rights from Roche Pharmaceuticals (OTCQX:RHHBY) back in 2014 with help from venture capital firms.

  • [By ]

    Roche (OTCQX:RHHBY) reported Thursday that its doublet therapy, including Exelixis’ cobimetinib, failed to prove statistically significant over Stivarga in patients with treatment-resistant late-stage colorectal cancer. Although this would have been great news if successful, I don’t think success was likely to begin with. The market badly punished Exelixis shares, pushing them down ~15% towards a new 52-week low.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    If the treatment goal is reduce the toxic proteins underlying these diseases, Ionis is in a prime position to develop the first treatments for these disorders. And that brings me to my second point: Ionis has essentially no competition in this CNS space. Chemical therapies dont work. Antibody-based therapies dont work. Additionally, the company’s largest direct competitor, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY), has no clinical trials in CNS and has yet to show that its core technology (RNAi) works in the CNS. In contrast, Ionis has ASO treatments (Spinraza) working in patients with CNS disease right now. Also, the company has a number of ongoing clinical trials that could be game-changing:

    Huntingtons disease – Ionis has stated that its Huntingtons trial exceeded our expectations, and we will soon learn how paradigm-shifting its technology might be. However, the decision by Ionis’s licensing partner, Roche (OTCQX:RHHBY), to advance this ASO into either a phase 2 or phase 3 clinical trial likely indicates the results will quite positive. ALS – Phase 1/2 trials were initiated about two years ago, so readouts of this data should be coming soon. Animal data has been extremely positive. Alzheimer’s disease and frontal temporal dementia – While the human clinical trial was only recently started, trials in animals have been exemplary. Any positive data from the ongoing human trial will certainly be the top story at every major news organization. Ionis is a prime acquisition target

    My prediction is that a larger player will also recognize the applicability of Ioniss ASO technology (especially for the CNS) and acquire the company. Biogen (which has staked its future on antibody-based therapies for Alzheimers which wont work) and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) (which just eliminated its in-house CNS division) are cash-rich and desperate for new CNS pipelines. Additionally, Biogen has already licensed multiple ASO therapies from Ionis, which are perf

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Competition from Biogen (BIIB)/Ionis (IONS)’s Spinraza should be taken into account. Another research collaboration has the purpose of finding novel SMA treatments. PTC Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PTCT) and Roche AG (OTCQX:RHHBY) also have a mid-stage candidate for which positive data has been reported in SMA Type 2/3. To get an idea of the potential here, Spinraza global revenue in the third quarter came in at $271 million. Peak sales are thought to be as much as $3 billion, although that could prove overly optimistic. Currently it is thought that Avexis麓 (NASDAQ:AVXS) AVXS-101 won麓t make it to market until the first half of 2019. While I am partial to AVXS-101 due to mode of administration and possibly superior efficacy, it麓s best to avoid comparisons until later on in this story.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    News: LUPNY announced that the FDA has granted approval to their generic form of Roche’s (OTCQX:RHHBY) oseltamvir (branded Tamiflu). It intends to begin selling in short order.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: JinkoSolar Holding Company Limited(JKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    One of the best ways to play it is by owning the top Chinese solar stock, Jinko Solar Holding Company Ltd. (NYSE: JKS).

    It’s already the world’s third-largest supplier of photovoltaic cells – an essential component of solar panels. Plus, it’s plugged right into China’s skyrocketing solar industry.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Equity Residential(EQR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its holdings in shares of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) by 0.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 196,723 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 827 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank owned approximately 0.05% of Equity Residential worth $12,122,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: InfraREIT, Inc.(HIFR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on InfraREIT (HIFR)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Reaves W H & Co. Inc. trimmed its holdings in InfraREIT (NYSE:HIFR) by 18.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,342,026 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 303,392 shares during the quarter. Reaves W H & Co. Inc. owned approximately 3.05% of InfraREIT worth $26,076,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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

    These are the top 5 holdings of Nationwide Fund AdvisorsiShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets (IEMG) – 4,698,924 shares, 74.25% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 119.53%iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) – 536,574 shares, 17.7% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 79.94%iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond (HYG) – 347,518 shares, 8.05% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 20.57%

  • [By Luke Kawa]

    All of these low-duration ETFs are trouncing their peers that carry a high degree of interest rate risk — like Vanguard’s Long-Term Bond ETF (BLV) and the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) — out of the gate in 2018.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Franklin Resources, Inc.(BEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Franklin Resources Inc. (NYSE: BEN) traded down about 2% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $32.41 after closing Tuesday at $33.09. The stock’s 52-week high is $47.65. Volume was about equal to the daily average of around 3.6 million shares. The company had no specific news Wednesday.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Gallagher+Fiduciary+Advisors%2C+LLC

    These are the top 5 holdings of Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, LLCFifth Third Bancorp (FITB) – 7,424,558 shares, 43.91% of the total portfolio. New PositionUnited States Steel Corp (X) – 3,763,643 shares, 25.82% of the total portfolio. Franklin Resources Inc (BEN) – 1,825,092 shares, 15.42% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.44%Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (CLF) – 1,780,977 shares, 2.5% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 1.33%Finisar Corp (FNSR) – 349,639 shares, 1.39% of t

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Grifols, S.A.(GRFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Financial Gravity Companies Inc. raised its stake in shares of Grifols (NASDAQ:GRFS) by 264.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 13,862 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,054 shares during the quarter. Financial Gravity Companies Inc.’s holdings in Grifols were worth $282,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Grifols (NASDAQ:GRFS) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.(WMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    GE shares have lost 19% of their value to date in 2018 and have fallen about 53% during the past 12 months. The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD), down 13.9%. That is followed by Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) down 13.5%; Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), down about 10.8%; and Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), down 10.1%.

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    Many investors have bought into the notion that gold will retain its value during inflationary times as the purchasing power of fiat currency (those are the paper bills you have in your wallet) declines. However, unless the world goes completely “Mad Max” on us, we’re currently not able to go to our neighborhood Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and plink down a few krugerrands for a gallon of 1 percent milk and a box of Kraft mac and cheese.

  • [By ]

    When it comes to Walmart (WMT) , pay attention to any breaking news over the next week or so regarding Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart. The expectation is that Walmart will pay up to $12 billion for a stake of 60% to 80% of that firm. Rumors are rampant that once Walmart takes a controlling stake in Flipkart that Action Alerts PLUS holding Alphabet (GOOGL)  will likely invest in the development of this business.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will start to sell e-readers in Japan. According to CNBC:

    The big-box retailer is partnering with Rakuten, a Tokyo-based e-commerce business, to sell e-books and audiobooks on Walmart.com, a category that’s never been offered on the website before.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT) disclosed that it reached an agreement to acquire 77 percent of India-based Flipkart for $16 billion. The Indian company recorded gross merchandise value of $7.6 billion and net sales of $4.6 billion in its recent fiscal year ended March 31.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Guidewire Software, Inc.(GWRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Insider Selling: Guidewire Software (GWRE) Insider Sells 209 Shares of Stock” was first posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this story on another site, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of international copyright and trademark laws. The correct version of this story can be viewed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3365485/insider-selling-guidewire-software-gwre-insider-sells-209-shares-of-stock.html.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (VLKAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Volkswagen’s (VLKAY) Audi A8 will be the first production vehicle to claim Level 3 driving capabilities.

    Level 4

    In Level 3 autonomous driving, the car can monitor its environment, but needs the driver’s attention for safety. In Level 4 autonomous driving, that’s no longer the case. Drivers can read, sleep or simply watch the landscape as the car drives by.

  • [By ]

    Volkswagen AG (VLKAY) led the Dax higher, gaining 1.02% to 178.82, after the German carmaker reshuffled its top management, naming former BMW AG (BMWYY) executive Herbert Diess as CEO, replacing Matthias Mueller, in the company’s biggest management change since the diesel emissions scandal in 2015.

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    Of course, major automakers want to make bold statements to seem current and relevant, so it is best to approach these headlines with some level of speculation. For example, with the recent diesel emission scandals, Volkswagen (OTCPK:VLKAY) has been put under the spotlight to dramatically shift its business to new energy vehicles. The company has announced that it is targeting sales of 2-3 million electric vehicles by 2025 through 30 all-electric car offerings.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Not long after U.S. authorities filed sealed charges against Volkswagen’s (OTC: VLKAY) old chief executive officer, they granted the new CEO a rare safe-passage deal: Link

  • [By ]

    Volkswagen AG (VLKAY) shares were also on the back foot, falling 2.4% in Frankfurt and holding down gains for the DAX performance index after news late Thursday that former CEO Martin Winterkorn had been charged with conspiracy by the U.S. Department of Justice for his role in the firm’s diesel-gate scandal.  

Top Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Trump Tax Proposal to Include Estate Tax Repeal

Trump Tax Proposal to Include Estate Tax Repeal

House Posts New AHCA Bill Packet, Prepares for Floor Vote

Health insurers in California could file 2018 individual major medical rates that highlight the possible effects of two proposed Affordable Care Act changes on coverage prices.

Dave Jones, the state’s insurance commissioner, has invited insurers to file two sets of individual rates: one that shows the cost of coverage written using the current ACA rules, and one that shows what the rates will be if Congress eliminates the ACA individual health coverage mandate and the ACA cost-sharing reduction subsidy program.

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Top Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: JinkoSolar Holding Company Limited(JKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    One of the best ways to play it is by owning the top Chinese solar stock, Jinko Solar Holding Company Ltd. (NYSE: JKS).

    It’s already the world’s third-largest supplier of photovoltaic cells – an essential component of solar panels. Plus, it’s plugged right into China’s skyrocketing solar industry.

Top Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Timberland Bancorp Inc.(TSBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Timberland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSBK) declared a None dividend on Tuesday, April 24th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Friday, May 11th will be paid a dividend of 0.23 per share by the savings and loans company on Friday, May 25th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.61%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 10th.

Top Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc.(EBMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Eagle Bancorp Montana (EBMT)

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Top Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Intercontinental Hotels Group(IHG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Liberum Capital reissued their hold rating on shares of InterContinental Hotels Group (LON:IHG) in a research report report published on Friday morning.

Top Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Guaranty Bancorp(GBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

Wall Street could hardly be quieter, with large-cap stocks in their narrowest trading range since the 1960s as the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) continues in its longest consecutive streak below 11.

The national psyche is obsessed with the cavalcade of political news out of Washington; largely ignoring market-specific events like chatter of an OPEC-Russia supply freeze extension of a bit of softness in the housing market. Despite this, Big Tech stocks remain well bid with a narrow group of all-stars pushing the Nasdaq to a new high.

In the end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost a fraction, the S&P 500 lost 0.1%, the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.3% and the Russell 2000 gained 0.1%. Treasury bonds were stronger, the dollar weakened again, gold gained 0.5% and crude oil lost 0.4% as the bounce from the supply freeze extension news from earlier in the week faded on realization it will only steepen OPEC’s market share loss to U.S. shale producers.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Veeco Instruments Inc.(VECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the information technology sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) and Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) dropped nearly 26% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $10.85 after closing at $14.65 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $34.38. Volume was around 5.8 million, about 10 times the daily average of around 584,000. The company reported late yesterday that it had received an unfavorable patent ruling in China.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    VECO (NASDAQ:VECO) contributed 1.16% to the Fund’s quarterly return, nearly equaling AAN’s contribution in the quarter. VECO appreciated over 48% in the quarter due to an acceleration of orders for its key MOCVD tools. These tools are the main manufacturing equipment used to produce LEDs, whether they are for display screens or, increasingly, for lighting products. We estimate that VECO currently has roughly 80% global market share for MOCVD tools used to make LEDs.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: JinkoSolar Holding Company Limited(JKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    It is not often that a secondary stock offering sends a companys shares higher, but we are seeing that very phenomenon Friday morning. Chinese solar PV maker JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) and stock image company Shutterstock Inc. (NASDAQ: SSTK) both priced secondary offerings this morning and shares in both companies have risen sharply.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    First Solar, Inc (NASDAQ: FSLR) was trading down 3.7 percent Monday, while JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: JASO) was down 0.8 percent, SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) 4.4 percent, Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) 5.2 percent and JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) 4.4 percent.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    But the real news is the near vertical trajectory in share prices for the two stocks. This could be another manifestation of the markets hunger for some momentum plays, as we noted earlier this morning the bump to share prices for both JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) and Shutterstock Inc. (NASDAQ: SSTK), both of which held secondary share sales this morning.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    JinkoSolar Holding Co (NYSE: JKS) dropped 9.88% to $16.87 after the company announced the offering of 3,500,000 American Depositary Shares.

    Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co (NASDAQ: FFHL) dropped 9.66% to $1.30. Fuwei Films’ trailing-twelve-month ROE is -10.85%.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: MicroStrategy Incorporated(MSTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap Alarm.com Holdings would bethe leading platform for the intelligently connected property. Millions of people depend on Alarm.com Holdings technology to monitor and control their property from anywhere. Centered on security and remote monitoring, the Companys platform addresses a wide range of market needs and enables application-based control for a growing variety of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.Its security, video monitoring, intelligent automation and energy management solutions are available througha network of thousands of professional service providers in North America and around the globe. The Company went public in June 2015 as a spinoff from MicroStrategy Incorporated (NASDAQ: MSTR) with shares selling for $14 during the IPO.

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    MicroStrategy (NASDAQ:MSTR) reported its first-quarter results on April 27, and the company saw its total revenue tick up by 1.3% year over year. Just as with the company’s fourth-quarter results, MicroStrategy’s management said foreign-currency headwinds continued to have a negative impact on the company’s overall sales.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: SK TELECOM ADR EACH REP 1/9 KRW500(CIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We will admit that these latter assumptions are somewhat arbitrary, but nevertheless we cannot help escape the view that in 2017 everything will likely be at least a little adverse to prior expectations. On average our estimate reductions are 8%, and range from 3% at CIT Group (CIT) to 13% at Goldman Sachs. With that, we are lowering our PT of Bank of America,Citigroup andGoldman Sachs from $20, $70 and $243 to $18, $63 and $214, respectively…

  • [By Lisa Abramowicz]

    There was this maturity wall that people were terrified of, said Neil Wessan, the group head of New York-based CIT Group Inc. (CIT)s capital markets unit. Thats been spread out over a much broader period of time.

4 Solar Stocks to Buy Now

A new day is dawning. As solar energy gets cheaper, it is spreading rapidly around the world, and many countries are preparing to spend a great deal of money on it. In addition to the fact that it is much cleaner than oil, solar energy also creates many jobs and eliminates the need for developing countries to undertake costly extensions of the electricity grid to remote areas.

Furthermore, as I’ve mentioned in the past, the proliferation of electric cars should make the solar energy business more lucrative. Given all of these positive catalysts, I think it’s likely that solar energy prices will stabilize — i.e. stop going down rapidly — very soon.

Meanwhile, the cost of producing solar energy should keep dropping, causing solar energy companies to become much more profitable. By buying First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR), JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:JKS), SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR) and SolarEdge Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SEDG), investors should be able to profit tremendously from these trends.

Solar Stocks to Buy: First Solar (FSLR) Solar Stocks to Buy: First Solar (FSLR)Source: U.S. Department of the Interior via Flickr

The main reason I like First Solar stock, in addition to its ability to benefit from the general positive trends I described above, is its ability to benefit from Saudi Arabia’s gargantuan upcoming investments in solar energy.

It appears that First Solar previously agreed to supply 2.36 million solar modules for a project led by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power in the country of Dubai which is located next to Saudi Arabia.  Earlier this year, ACWA won a bid for a much smaller, 300 megawatt solar energy project in Saudi Arabia. The fact that ACWA won the previous deal, and has worked with First Solar in the recent past, suggests that  ACWA and First Solar will make a great deal of money from Saudi Arabia’s upcoming solar projects.

Additionally, as many others have noted, First Solar will benefit from its existing U.S. factory which will allow it to avoid U.S. tariffs, and it recently raised its 2018 shipping guidance, citing strong demand for its modules.

Solar Stocks to Buy: SunPower (SPWR) Solar Stocks to Buy: SunPower (SPWR)Source: via SunPower

SunPower has several attributes that make the outlook for the company and SunPower stock especially positive. The company’s solar panels are known as some of the most efficient in the industry.

It has a major presence in three of the world’s largest and fastest growing solar markets: India, Japan, and the U.S.  Although the company’s fourth-quarter results were hit hard by the tariffs that President Donald Trump placed on the sector, SunPower is countering by launching a factory in the U.S., and it may receive an exemption from the tariffs. SunPower also has a very strong business in South America, and it signed a deal to provide a significant amount of solar panels to NextEra Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE), which owns a number of electric utilities in the U.S.

Assuming that the latter deal goes well, NextEra could expand its dealings with SunPower, and other U.S. utilities could look to sign similar deals with SPWR. News tends to travel fast within sectors, and companies emulate moves by their colleagues and competitors that work well.

One reason for the low price of SunPower is the large amount of debt it’s carrying. But the company’s sale of its stake in renewable company 8point3 Energy should alleviate this problem. Moreover, French energy giant Total SA (NYSE:TOT) owns a majority stake in SunPower, and would be able to kick in additional cash if necessary to prevent the solar company from facing a near-term cash crunch until the solar sector really starts booming.

Solar Stocks to Buy: JinkoSolar (JKS) Solar Stocks to Buy: JinkoSolar (JKS)Source: Russ Ferriday via Flickr (Modified)

JinkoSolar’s sales have boomed in recent years , partly because its solar panels are quite affordable and efficient. But as PvTech pointed out, the company also has “maintained its gross margins in the 10%-20% range” and has “a global sales operations capable of winning opportunities in all key end markets.”

Indeed, according to the publication, in 2017 JinkoSolar ranked “number two in the Chinese and Japanese markets, third in India, fourth in the U.S., and top-rank in Europe and the all-other category.”

Meanwhile, JinkoSolar signed a huge deal with Nex Era. As with SunPower, there’s a decent chance that if NextEra is pleased with JinkoSolar’s modules, it will expand the deal and other U.S. utilities will look to buy JinkoSolar’s panels, boosting JKS stock.

Solar Stocks to Buy: SolarEdge (SEDG) Solar Stocks to Buy: SolarEdge (SEDG)Source: Shutterstock

As I mentioned in a previous column, SolarEdge has strong technology and impressive partners and has delivered great financial results.  Since I wrote the previous column, Deutsche Bank issued a fairly bullish note about SolarEdge stock.

After meeting with the company’s management, the firm wrote that “Concerns over increased competition from Huawei and potential risks of a slowdown in 2018 industry volumes are fading, ” The Fly reported. Deutsche Bank raised its price target on the stock to $57 from $45 but kept a Hold rating on the shares.

But given SolarEdge’s strong growth and the relatively low valuation of SolarEdge stock,  along with Deutsche Bank’s bullish outlook, the firm’s “hold” rating seems illogical. Specifically, SolarEdge’s EPS jumped more than 150% year-over-year last quarter, while it’s trading at less than 20 times analysrs’ forward earnings estimate.

As of this writing, Larry Ramer owned shares of SunPower stock, JinkoSolar stock, and SolarEdge stock. 

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