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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2021

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2021: Agree Realty Corporation(ADC)

Agree Realty Corporation, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the ownership, development, acquisition, and management of retail properties, which are primarily leased to national and regional retail companies in the United States. As of December 31, 2009, its portfolio consisted of 73 properties, including 61 freestanding net leased properties and 12 community shopping centers located in 16 states containing approximately 3.5 million square feet of gross leasable area. The company has elected to be treated as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, the company is not subject to federal income tax to the extent that it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. Agree Realty Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Agree Realty (NYSE:ADC) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 22, 2019 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2021: Discover Financial Services(DFS)

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

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    Generally speaking, when a retailer decides not to accept a certain type of credit card because of high interchange fees, American Express (NYSE:AXP) or Discover (NYSE:DFS) are the most likely to go. However, in a surprise move, some Kroger-owned(NYSE:KR)stores are no longer accepting Visa (NYSE:V) for that exact reason.

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP]

    In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Motley Fool contributor Matt Frankel look over the biggest news in the sector this week. Grocery giant Kroger (NYSE:KR)put some pressure on Visa (NYSE:V)to lower its fees in much the same way that so many retailers used to refuse AmEx (NYSE:AXP)cards. What does this mean for the future of fintech companies like Visa, Discover(NYSE:DFS), and MasterCard(NYSE:MA)? Green Dot(NYSE:GDOT) and Square (NYSE:SQ)reported earnings, and the market seems to be missing the bright long-term future for both. MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI)saw new highs as its changing business model delivers even more potential. And, as always, the hosts share some stocks on their radar.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The credit card industry has come a long way over the long run, and both Mastercard (NYSE:MA) and Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) have survived to become major players in the payments space. Mastercard’s payment network spans the globe, with billions of cards issued and the company participating fully in international growth. Discover has a more limited audience, but it also profits from the interest and fees it collects by offering its own cards — even though that also introduces an additional risk to its business model.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    The past year was a rough one for Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) shareholders. In 2018, Discover’s stock price fell 23% and, though it has made up some of those losses this year, it is still well off its all-time high set early last year. Most frustrating for Discover shareholders, perhaps, is that the company performed fairly well throughout this period, even as its stock suffered. When Discover released its 2018 fourth-quarter earnings late last month, investors might have breathed a sigh of relief just because its shares didn’t immediately drop afterward.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2021: Navios Maritime Partners LP(NMM)

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. owns and operates dry cargo vessels in Europe, Asia, North America, and Australia. It provides seaborne transportation services for a range of drybulk commodities that include iron ore, coal, grain, and fertilizers, as well as charters its vessels under medium to long-term charters. The companys fleet comprises 12 Panamax vessels, 8 Capesize vessels, 3 Ultra-Handymax vessels, and 8 container vessels. Navios GP L.L.C. serves as the general partner of Navios Maritime Partners L.P. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2021: Navistar International Corporation(NAV)

Navistar International Corporation manufactures and sells commercial and military trucks, diesel engines, and school and commercial buses; and provides service parts for trucks and diesel engines worldwide. It operates through four segments: Truck, Parts, Global Operations, and Financial Services. The company manufactures and distributes Class 4 through 8 trucks and buses in the common carrier, private carrier, government, leasing, construction, energy/petroleum, military vehicle, and student and commercial transportation markets under the International and IC brands; and designs, engineers, and produces sheet metal components, including truck cabs and engines. It also provides customers with proprietary products needed to support the International commercial and military truck, IC bus, and Maxxforce engine lines, as well as other product lines; and a selection of other standard truck, trailer, and engine aftermarket parts. In addition, the company designs and manufactures mid-range diesel engines, as well as provides customers with additional engine offerings in the agriculture, marine, and light truck markets; sells engines to original equipment manufacturers (OEM) for various on-and-off-road applications; and offers contract manufacturing services under the MWM brand to OEMs for the assembly of their engines. Further, it provides retail, wholesale, and lease financing of products sold by the Truck and Parts segments and their dealers, as well as financing for wholesale accounts and retail accounts receivable. The company markets its commercial products through an independent dealer network, as well as through distribution and service network retail outlets; and its reconditioned used trucks to owner-operators and fleet buyers through its network of used truck dealers. As of October 31, 2015, it had approximately 745 outlets in the United States and Canada, and 91 outlets in Mexico. The company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Lisle, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Commercial truck and parts giant Navistar International (NYSE:NAV) continued to sport market share gains courtesy of soaring truck volumes within its heaviest weight classes in its fiscal first quarter of 2019. The company’s earnings report, issued March 8, also marked Navistar’s first quarter of reduced exposure to the defense manufacturing market. We’ll delve into these details and more after a review of headline numbers directly below. Note that all comparative numbers in this article are presented against the prior-year quarter (the fiscal first quarter of 2018).

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Navistar International Corp (NYSE:NAV)Q12019 Earnings Conference CallMarch 08, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Just Revealed: The Secret to Potentially Growing Incredibly Wealthy Buying Straight-Up Stocks

    Shares of Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV) popped more than 3.7% after the trucking firm topped Wall Street revenue expectations. Navistar reported earnings per share of $0.11 on top of a 28% jump in quarterly revenue. Wall Street had expected EPS of $0.16 but dismissed the shortfall due to one-time charges. The firm said it was the best quarter it has experienced since 2010. Caesars Entertainment Corp.(NASDAQ: CZR) added 2.5% on news that hedge fund titan Carl Icahn has boosted his stake in the firm from 9.78% to 15.53%. According to an SEC filing, Icahn not only increased his stake in the firm, but he also reached an agreement to add three of his own nominees to the gaming giant’s board of directors. On Friday, look for earnings reports from Vail Resorts Inc. (NYSE: MTN) and Big Lots Inc. (NYSE: BIG).

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2021: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Kraft Heinz is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with sales in more than 190 countries and territories. We manufacture and market food and beverage products, including condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, and other grocery products, throughout the world, under a host of iconic brands including Heinz, Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Planters, Philadelphia, Velveeta, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, and Ore-Ida. A globally recognized producer of delicious foods, we provide products for all occasions whether at home, in restaurants or on the go. As of January 3, 2016, we had assets of $123 billion. Our common stock is listed on The NASDAQ Global Select Market (“NASDAQ”) under the ticker symbol “KHC”. On July 2, 2015 (the “2015 Merger Date”), through a series of transactions, we consummated the merger of Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (“Kraft”) with and into a wholly-owned subsidiary of H.J.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Think of the patience that Warren Buffett has. Over his lifetime, the Oracle of Omaha has seen his fair share of market plunges and losses. When Kraft-Heinz (Nasdaq: KHC) tanked in late February, for example, his company, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK), lost about $4.3 billion… in a single day. Yet, Buffett remains steadfast in his investments. He knows that when he purchases a wonderful company, he can hold onto it “forever.” He’s clearly laid out his investment philosophy in his shareholder letters… buy great companies at fair prices and let compounding (and American ingenuity) go to work for you.

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    Think of the patience that Warren Buffett has. Over his lifetime, the Oracle of Omaha has seen his fair share of market plunges and losses. When Kraft-Heinz (Nasdaq: KHC) tanked in late February, for example, his company, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK), lost about $4.3 billion… in a single day. Yet, Buffett remains steadfast in his investments. He knows that when he purchases a wonderful company, he can hold onto it “forever.” He’s clearly laid out his investment philosophy in his shareholder letters… buy great companies at fair prices and let compounding (and American ingenuity) go to work for you.

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    Case in point: Kraft Heinz (Nasdaq: KHC). This consumer-staple company has turned out to be anything but safe and steady.

    You’ve likely heard by now that shares of the world’s fifth-largest food-and-drinks company lost 27% in a single session on Friday, February 22. And Kraft halved its dividend, too. A whopping $15.4 billion write-down of its acquisitions of Kraft and Oscar Mayer was just part of the bad news; the company also disclosed a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation of its procurement accounting practices.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2021: American Woodmark Corporation(AMWD)

American Woodmark Corporation (“American Woodmark” or the “Company”) manufactures and distributes kitchen cabinets and vanities for the remodeling and new home construction markets. American Woodmark was incorporated in 1980 by the four principal managers of the Boise Cascade Cabinet Division through a leveraged buyout of that division. American Woodmark was operated privately until 1986 when it became a public company through a registered public offering of its common stock. American Woodmark currently offers framed stock cabinets in approximately 500 different cabinet lines, ranging in price from relatively inexpensive to medium-priced styles. Styles vary by design and color from natural wood finishes to low-pressure laminate surfaces. The product offering of stock cabinets includes 85 door designs in 21 colors.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    American Woodmark (NASDAQ:AMWD) Q3 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019 11:00 a.m. ET

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    American Woodmark (NASDAQ:AMWD) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallAug. 27, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    You see, seasonality and sector rotation are in play right now. That means Q3 is not often very kind to the bulls. That’s why you need to pay close attention to one of the most important indicators in the market right now. Chris explains what it is and what to buy right here.

    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, PFE, AAPL
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) will likely generate a lot of buzz on Monday. Three days ago, company CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla would remain a publicly traded firm. The statement comes just weeks after Musk tweeted that he had secured investment to take the company private at $420 per share. That tweet spurred an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a lawsuit by short sellers of Tesla stock. TSLA shares were off 3% this morning. All eyes today are on Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) stock. The drug giant is poised to release the results of its phase 3 study for its drug Tafamidis. The specialty drug targets a heart disease known as transthyretin cardiomyopathy. Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) hit a historic milestone on Aug. 2. The tech giant’s market capitalization topped $1 trillion, making it the first firm to ever hit that value. The company continues to churn profits as more firms tap into its product pipeline. AAPL stock predictionsare a dime a dozen, but the fact is that this stock remains a bargain because of its price/earnings ratio. We explain why AAPL stock is still a bargain. Look for earnings reports from HEICO Corp. (NYSE: HEI) and American Wordmark Corp.(Nasdaq: AMWD).

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2021: Helen of Troy Limited(HELE)

Helen of Troy Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, import, marketing, and distribution of brand-name consumer products primarily in the United States and Canada, as well as in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. It operates in three segments: Personal Care, Housewares, and Healthcare/Home Environment. The Personal Care segment offers hair dryers, straighteners, curling irons, hair setters, shavers, mirrors, hot air brushes, home hair clippers and trimmers, paraffin baths, massage cushions, footbaths, body massagers, brushes, combs, hair accessories, liquid and aerosol hair styling products, men?s fragrances, men?s and women?s antiperspirants and deodorants, liquid and bar soaps, shampoos, conditioners, hair treatments, foot powder, body powder, and skin care products. The Housewares segment provides kitchen tools, cutlery, bar and wine accessories, household cleaning tools, food storage containers, tea kettles, trash cans, storage an d organization products, hand tools, gardening tools, kitchen mitts and trivets, barbeque tools, and rechargeable lighting products, as well as baby and toddler care products, including convertible high chair. The Healthcare/Home Environment segment offers humidifiers, de-humidifiers, vaporizers, thermometers, air purifiers, fans, portable heaters, heating pads, and electronic mosquito traps. The company sells its products primarily through mass merchandisers, drugstore chains, warehouse clubs, home improvement stores, catalogs, grocery stores, specialty stores, beauty supply retailers, e-commerce retailers, wholesalers, and various types of distributors, as well as directly online to end user consumers. Helen of Troy Limited was founded in 1968 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday.

    HELE has been the topic of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Helen of Troy from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Monday, January 21st. Bank of America set a $151.00 target price on Helen of Troy and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Monday, November 19th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $141.67.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Raymond James & Associates lowered its stake in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) by 2.0% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 37,874 shares of the company’s stock after selling 780 shares during the quarter. Raymond James & Associates’ holdings in Helen of Troy were worth $4,968,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2021: United Insurance Holdings Corp.(UIHC)

United Insurance Holdings Corp., incorporated on May 22, 2007, is a property and casualty insurance holding company that sources, writes and services residential property and casualty insurance policies using a network of agents and a group of insurance subsidiaries. The Company’s insurance subsidiary is United Property & Casualty Insurance Company. Its other subsidiaries include United Insurance Management, L.C., the managing general agent that manages substantially all aspects of United Property & Casualty Insurance Company’s business; Skyway Claims Services, LLC, which provides services to its insurance affiliate; UPC Re, which provides a portion of the reinsurance protection purchased by its insurance affiliate, and Family Security Holdings, LLC (FSH).

The Company’s principal product is homeowners’ insurance, which it offers in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Texas. The Company is also licensed to write property and casualty insurance in Alabama, Delaware, Maryland, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York and Virginia. The Company offers various insurance products, which include at-risk offerings, such as homeowners, dwelling fire, renters, condo owners and commercial residential, and not at-risk offerings, federal flood, equipment breakdown and identity theft. The Company offers policies for a range of exposures, and its policies include coverage options for standard single-family homeowners, renters and condominium unit owners. Its homeowners product, UPC 1.0, uses a granular approach to pricing for catastrophe perils.

The Company competes with State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance, Allstate Corp., Liberty Mutual, USAA Insurance Group, Travelers Companies Inc., Nationwide Mutual Group, Farmers Insurance Group, Chubb Corp., Citizens Property Insurance Corp., Universal Insurance Holdings, Tower Hill Group, American International Group, MetLife, Inc., Amica Mutual Insurance, Hartfor! d Financial Services, Erie Insurance Group, Federated National Insurance Co., American Family Mutual and HCI Group, Inc.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    United Insurance Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:UIHC)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2021: Nektar Therapeutics(NKTR)

Nektar Therapeutics, incorporated on June 3, 1998, is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is developing a pipeline of drug candidates that utilizes its PEGylation and advanced polymer conjugate technology platforms, which are designed to enable the development of molecular entities that targets known mechanisms of action. Its pipeline is comprised of drug candidates across a number of therapeutic areas including oncology, pain, anti-infectives and immunology. The Companys research and development activities involve small molecule drugs, peptides and other biologic drug candidates.

Naloxegol and Naloxegol Fixed-Dose Combination Products (formerly NKTR-118 and NKTR-119), License Agreement with AstraZeneca AB

Naloxegol is an orally-available peripherally-acting mu-opioid antagonist being investigated for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) which is a common side effect of prescription opioid medications. AstraZeneca has completed a Phase III clinical program for naloxegol AstraZeneca calls the KODIAC studies. The KODIAC studies (KODIAC-04, KODIAC-05, KODIAC-07 and KODIAC-08) naloxegol for treating OIC in patients with non-cancer pain. The KODIAC study includes two 12-week. KODIAC-08 is an open-label, randomized, 52-week, long-term safety trial of naloxegol versus usual care (UC) in patients with non-cancer related pain and OIC.

Etirinotecan pegol (NKTR-102, next generation, long-acting topoisomerase I inhibitor

The Company is developing etirinotecan pegol (also known as NKTR-102), a next generation topoisomerase I (topo I) inhibitor which was designed using its PEGylation technology. Etirinotecan pegol is a macromolecular chemotherapeutic designed to enhance the anti-cancer effects of topo I inhibition while minimizing its toxicities. Etirinotecan pegol is being evaluated as a single-agent therapy (145 mg/m2 every 21 days) in a Phase III open-label, randomized, multicenter clinical study in patients with metastatic ! breast cancer.

BAY41-6551 (Amikacin Inhale, formerly NKTR-061), Agreement with Bayer Healthcare LLC

The Company is developing specially-formulated Amikacin (BAY41-6551, Amikacin Inhale, formerly called NKTR-061) for the treatment of gram negative pneumonias. It is engaged in the third party contract manufacturers to perform its device manufacturing obligations for this program. Bayer initiated enrollment in a global Phase III clinical study, which it calls INHALE, to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Amikacin Inhale versus aerosolized placebo in the treatment of intubated and mechanically ventilated patients with Gram-negative pneumonia receiving standard of care intravenous antibiotics.

NKTR-181 (mu-opioid analgesic molecule for chronic pain

NKTR-181 is an orally-available mu-opioid drug candidate in development as a long-acting analgesic to treat chronic pain. NKTR-181 is designed with the objective to address the abuse liability and serious central nervous system (CNS) side effects associated with current opioid therapies. NKTR-181 is a mu-opioid analgesic molecule created using Nektars proprietary polymer conjugate technology, which provides it with a long-acting profile and slows its entry into the CNS. The Company completed two separate Phase I clinical studies of NKTR-181.

NKTR-171 (neuropathic pain

NKTR-171 is an orally-available sodium channel blocker and is being developed as a treatment for neuropathic pain. NKTR-171 is a molecular entity that is designed to treat neuropathic pain by blocking hyperactive neuronal sodium channels associated with damaged nerves in the peripheral nervous system. NKTR-171 is designed to be a peripherally-restricted molecule which selectively blocks hyper-excitable sodium channels without causing the CNS side effects that limit usage of existing therapies.

NKTR-192 (mu-opioid analgesic molecule for acute pain

NKTR-192 is a mu-opioid analgesic molecule in pr! eclinical! development that is intended to be a short-acting analgesic to treat acute pain. NKTR-192 is also designed to address the abuse liability and serious CNS side effects associated with current opioid therapies. NKTR-192 is also designed to have slow entry into the CNS. The Company is exploring an injectable formulation of NKTR-192 in preclinical development for the treatment of migraine and cancer pain.

NKTR-214 (cytokine immunostimulatory therapy

NKTR-214 is an engineered immunostimulatory cytokine and is being developed for the treatment of solid tumors. NKTR-214 is engineered to selectively activate IL-2 receptors on cytotoxic T cells that kill tumor cells, with relatively low affinity for IL-2 receptors on regulatory T cells that dampen the immune response to tumors. The product candidate is in Investigational New Drug application (IND)-enabling studies in preparation for clinical studies in cancer patients.

The Company competes with Biogen Idec Inc., Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Dr. Reddys Laboratories, Ltd., Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Mountain View Pharmaceuticals, Inc., SunBio Corporation, NOF Corporation, Novo Nordisk A/S, Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Mundipharma Int. Limited, Theravance, Inc., Develco Pharma, Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited., Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc., Egalet Ltd, Elite Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Endo Health Solutions Inc., KemPharm, Inc., Pfizer, Inc., Purdue Pharma L.P., and Signature Therapeutics, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Since analysts’ opinions often carry so much weight, which stocks are they most bullish about? Three stocksthat Wall Street especially loves right now are Editas Medicine (NASDAQ:EDIT), Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), and Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX). Here’s why analysts think these three stocks could double your money within the next 12 months.

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    Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Keith Speights]

    There are 21 drug stocks in the S&P 500 index, representing the biggestdrugmakers in the U.S. The three most profitable companies in this group based on profit margin are Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX), Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN). But are these highly profitable drug stocks good picks for investors to buy now?

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2021: NCI Building Systems, Inc.(NCS)

NCI Building Systems, Inc., incorporated on December 23, 1991, is a manufacturer and marketer of metal products for the nonresidential construction industry. The Company provides metal coil coating services for commercial and construction applications, servicing customers. The Company design, engineers, manufactures and markets metal components and engineered building systems in the industry. The Company operates in three segments, including metal coil coating, metal components and engineered building systems. The metal coil coating segment consists of cleaning, treating, painting and slitting continuous steel coils before the steel is fabricated for use by construction and industrial users. The metal components segment products include metal roof and wall panels, doors, metal partitions, metal trim, insulated panels and other related accessories. The engineered building systems segment includes the manufacturing of main frames, Long-Bay Systems and value-added engineering and drafting. The Company consists of a family of companies operating 38 manufacturing facilities spanning the United States and Mexico.

Metal Coil Coating

The Companys Metal coil coating segment consists of cleaning, treating and painting various flat-rolled metals, in coil form, as well as slitting and embossing the metal, before the metal is fabricated for use by various industrial users. The Company cleans, treats and coats both heavy gauge (hot-rolled) and light gauge metal coils for its other operating segments and for third party customers, who utilize them in applications, including construction products, heating and air conditioning systems, water heaters, lighting fixtures, ceiling grids, office furniture, appliances and other products. The Company provides toll coating services under which the customer provides the metal coil and provides only the coil coating process.

The Company operates six metal coil coating facilities located in six United States. Two of its facilities coat h! ot-rolled, heavy gauge metal coils and four of its facilities coat light gauge metal coils. The Company process metal coils to supply substantially all the coating requirements of its own metal components and engineered building systems operating segments. The Company also process metal coils to supply customers in different industries.

The Company sells its products and processes to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers who utilize pre-painted metal, including other manufacturers of engineered building systems and metal components. The Companys customer base also includes steel mills, metal service centers and painted coil distributors who in-turn supply manufacturers of engineered building systems, metal components, lighting fixtures, ceiling grids, water heaters, appliances and other manufactured products.

Metal Components

The Metal components segment include metal roof and wall systems, metal partitions, metal trim, doors and other related accessories. These products are used in new construction and in repair and retrofit applications for industrial, commercial, institutional, agricultural and rural uses. Metal components are used in construction applications, including purlins and girts, roofing, standing seam roofing, walls, doors, trim and other parts of traditional buildings, as well as in architectural applications and engineered building systems. The Companys metal components consist of individual components, including secondary structural framing, metal roof and wall systems and associated metal trims. The Company sells directly to contractors or end users for use in the building industry, including the construction of metal buildings. Specific component products the Company manufactures include metal roof and wall systems, purlins, girts, partitions, header panels and related trim and screws. The Company is focused on developing and marketing new products, such as its Insulated Panel Systems (IPS), Eco-ficientTM panel systems, SoundwallT! M, Nu-Roo! fTM system and Energy Star cool roofing.

Engineered Building Systems

The Companys engineered building systems consist of engineered structural members and panels that are fabricated and roll-formed in a factory. These systems consist of structural framing, secondary structural members (purlins and girts) and metal roof and wall systems or conventional wall materials manufactured by others, such as masonry and concrete tilt-up panels. Engineered building systems consist of three systems: Primary structural framing, Secondary structural framing and Metal roof and wall systems.

Primary structural framing, fabricated from heavy-gauge plate steel, supports the secondary structural framing, roof, walls and all externally applied loads. Through the primary framing, the force of all applied loads is structurally transferred to the foundation. Secondary structural framing is designed to the primary structural framing and transfer applied loads from the roof and walls to the primary structural framing. Secondary structural framing consists of gauge, roll-formed steel components called purlins and girts. Metal roof and wall systems not only lock out the weather but may also contribute to the structural integrity of the overall building system. Roof and wall panels are fabricated from light-gauge, roll-formed steel in many architectural configurations. Accessory components complete the engineered building system. These components include doors, windows, specialty trims, gutters and interior partitions. The Company operates eight facilities for manufacturing and distributing engineered building systems throughout the United States and Monterrey, Mexico.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE:NCS) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $19.40.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Last weekend, I was driving through rural Georgia, probably faster than I should have been, listening to the Allman Brothers. It was a hot, sunny August afternoon.

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Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: New Residential Investment Corp.(NRZ)

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    New Residential Investment Corp (NYSE: NRZ)
    Officially classified as a mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT), NRZ is not typical of its category. The company focuses on investing in the mortgage servicing rights (MSR) portion of the actual mortgage. The monthly MSR is built into the mortgage payment and comes to roughly 30 basis points (0.003%) of the principal mortgage amount annually. NRZ owns the MSR, pays a third party 6 basis points (bps) to physically service the mortgage, and keeps the 24 bps excess.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. reduced its position in shares of New Residential Investment Corp (NYSE:NRZ) by 23.2% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 235,486 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 71,224 shares during the quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P. owned about 0.07% of New Residential Investment worth $3,874,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    New Residential Investment (NYSE: NRZ) and Paramount Group (NYSE:PGRE) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Stifel Financial Corp lifted its holdings in New Residential Investment Corp (NYSE:NRZ) by 7.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 259,274 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 18,473 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in New Residential Investment were worth $4,263,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Royal Bank of Canada boosted its stake in shares of New Residential Investment Corp (NYSE:NRZ) by 144.9% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 831,287 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 491,807 shares during the period. Royal Bank of Canada’s holdings in New Residential Investment were worth $13,675,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    Shares of New Residential Investment opened at $18.10 on Monday, Marketbeat.com reports. New Residential Investment has a 1-year low of $15.04 and a 1-year high of $18.43. The stock has a market cap of $6.08 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.40 and a beta of 0.90.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) reported its most recent quarterly results before the markets opened on Friday. The company said that it had $1.00 in earnings per share (EPS) and $6.69 billion in revenue, and consensus estimates had called for $0.92 in EPS on revenue of $6.59 billion. In the same period of last year, the food maker said it had EPS of $0.98 and $6.68 billion in revenue.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    TrueCar (NASDAQ:TRUE), Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC), and GameStop (NYSE:GME) are three of the companies that saw their stocks fall to fresh lows last week. Let’s take a closer look at what’s holding them back — and what it would take to get them rolling again in 2019.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was The Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) which traded down about 27.5% at $34.88. The stock’s 52-week range is $34.51 to $70.01. Volume was about 134 million compared to the daily average volume of 6.6 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) dropped about 3.6% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $57.56. Shares closed at $59.73 on Thursday and the stock’s 52-week high is $93.88. Volume was about 50% above the daily average of around 5.4 million shares. The company had no specific news Friday.

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    Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) , controlled by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A) and the private equity firm 3G Capital, has struggled like many companies in the consumer packaged goods sector. Yet, fresh from a quarter that beat estimates on Wednesday, May 2, it may be best for Berkshire Hathaway to hold the stock.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Yet there is apparently outside interest in Campbell Soup. Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) has been sniffing around the company, according to The New York Post. However, it seems unlikely that a deal will happen if, as reported, the cream cheese and ketchup maker would only be interested in acquiring Campbell Soup at a bargain price. Citing two sources, the Post said Kraft wouldn’t pay a premium much above Campbell’s existing $22 billion enterprise value.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Mosaic Company (MOS)

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    HSBC’s top stocks list is mostly dominated by large-cap plays that happen to pay attractive dividend yields. More importantly, the stocks already have a decent amount of momentum behind them: the average one-month performance is +5.5%. 

    Baker Hughes (BHGE) Tiffany & Co. (TIF) The Mosaic Company (MOS) Deutsche Telekom Schneider Electric Adidas (ADDYY) Unicredit  CRH (CRH) Luftansa  GlaxosmithKline (GSK) Associated British Foods   Fresnillo China Construction Bank China Overseas Land & Inv. Geely Automobile Holdings CRCC China Resources Beer Samsung Electronic Sasol Adani Ports and SEZ

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    It doesn’t take much of an imagination to realize what the success of microbials would mean for leading fertilizer producers such as Nutrien (NYSE:NTR), CF Industries (NYSE:CF), and Mosaic (NYSE:MOS). Consider how dependent these businesses are on each of the three major agricultural nutrients:   

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bank of Hawaii trimmed its position in shares of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) by 7.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 34,657 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 2,636 shares during the period. Bank of Hawaii’s holdings in Mosaic were worth $972,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GAM Holding AG reduced its stake in ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 21.0% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 9,747 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 2,588 shares during the quarter. GAM Holding AG’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $839,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “ManpowerGroup (MAN) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.09 EPS” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this piece on another domain, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of US and international trademark & copyright laws. The correct version of this piece can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3373626/manpowergroup-man-posts-quarterly-earnings-results-beats-estimates-by-0-09-eps.html.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. lowered its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 7,463 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 1,109 shares during the quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $859,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Koppers Holdings Inc.(KOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation(APC)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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    A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on APC. TheStreet raised shares of Anadarko Petroleum from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Anadarko Petroleum from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Macquarie raised shares of Anadarko Petroleum from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $70.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $76.00 price target (up from $73.00) on shares of Anadarko Petroleum in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $72.00 price target on shares of Anadarko Petroleum and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, February 11th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and eighteen have given a buy rating to the company. Anadarko Petroleum has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $67.60.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    More oil companies have joined ConocoPhillips in increasing their dividends in recent years. Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), which had slashed its payout 81.5% in early 2016 to conserve cash, has now increased it twice. The first one came in late 2017, when the company boosted it a jaw-dropping 400%. Anadarko Petroleum followed that up with another 20% increase late last year. As a result, Anadarko now pays 11% more than it did at its peak before oil prices crashed.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

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

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    Cramer and the AAP team have been looking for a new name to play in light of higher energy prices. Their choice? Anadarko Petroleum (APC) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) recently reported less-than-stellar fourth-quarter results. While production was on target, earnings fell short of expectations because of falling commodity prices and higher costs. That earnings shortfall weighed on the stock, which slumped more than 7% on the heels of the report.

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If you're like most investors, you've been led to believe that it's impossible to earn large amounts of investment income without taking big risks.   This idea – which you'll hear from many financial advisors and brokers – is simply wrong.   It is possible to earn double-digit annual yields on your money – safely – by selling options.   So why doesn't everyone use this strategy to earn consistent income streams? Below, you'll find the five common objections I've heard from readers or that I've found on the Internet… and my responses to them.   REASON NO. 1: Option-selling strategies like covered calls are too risky. You'll earn 5% in premiums, but if the stock falls 25%, you're still down big!   This objection is 100% valid. The way most people approach covered calls is risky. (If you're unfamiliar with covered calls, I encourage you to read this essay.) These folks buy risky stocks because risky, volatile stocks typically offer larger cash premiums than safe, stable blue chips. But most people end up losing on risky covered-call positions because their stocks fall in value.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Long Island Iced Tea Corp. (LTEA)

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    5. Blockchain-Related Stocks
    Shorting blockchain-related stocks is an ideal way to not only short bitcoin but also short the entire cryptocurrency craze. Many such stocks exist, such as Riot Blockchain (Nasdaq: RIOT), Long Blockchain (Nasdaq: LTEA), and Longfin (Nasdaq: LFIN). Choose the one that you think is most overhyped and short away!

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    Long Island Ice Tea changed its name to Long Blockchain (Nasdaq: LTEA), sending shares 200% higher. It remains to be seen how a beverage maker will create shareholder value from blockchain technology — not that its investors care. 

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    William may be right about a sell-off in stocks… in the cryptocurrency space. Over the last week, companies that have billed themselves as blockchain-focused saw their stocks surge. One firm – Long Island Iced Tea changed its name to Long Island Blockchain and watched its stock surge more than triple digits. But today, firms with this exposure are cratering. MGT Capital Investments Inc. (OTCMKTS: MGTI), Long Island Iced Tea Corp. (Nasdaq: LTEA), Riot Blockchain Inc. (Nasdaq: RIOT), and Siebert Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: SIEB) all fell by more than 12% Friday.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cass Information Systems, Inc(CASS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Press coverage about Cass Information Systems (NASDAQ:CASS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cass Information Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 44.0125451243393 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bessemer Group Inc. bought a new position in shares of Cass Information Systems (NASDAQ:CASS) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 12,600 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $867,000. Bessemer Group Inc. owned approximately 0.10% of Cass Information Systems as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

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    4. Kraft Heinz (NYSE: KHC)
    The highest payout ratio on the list at 69% and a 36% loss over the last year may make you wonder why its included on the list of perfect dividend stocks.

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    Rounding out Buffett’s top five are Kraft Heinz (KHC) and Coca-Cola (KO) , two stocks which Buffett has shown a lot of patience with. 

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

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Airline stocks are falling as Wall Street analysts warn about a potential decline in market performance. Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) downgraded several airline stocks Tuesday. The German investment bank noted that these companies typically underperform during times of heightened geopolitical risk similar to the ongoing trade disputes. Shares of American Airlines (Nasdaq: AAL), Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and United Continental (NYSE: UAL) all declined after the research firm’s downgrade.
    It’s starting to feel like 2006 all over again. A report from CoreLogic indicates that U.S. home prices increased by a staggering 7.1% year-over-year in May. Home prices have been surging thanks to a sharp decline in available inventory across the country. However, there could be a snag in the housing market in the coming months. The same report indicated that fewer Americans would look to buy should interest rates continue to rise. It’s a seller’s market right now.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: CPB, AMZN, EBAY
    Shares of Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) are up 4.2% in premarket hours. According to a report in the New York Post, activist hedge fund Third Point is pushing the company to explore a sale. The news comes a month after the same newspaper reported that Kraft Heinz (NYSE: KHC) has explored the idea of purchasing the company behind the iconic soup brand.
    Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) announced that its annual “Prime Day” will kick off on July 16. The event will now last 36 hours, a 20% increase from last year. The event could provide a boost to AMZN stock at a moment that most investors are increasingly worried about the impact of a trade war between the United States and China.
    eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) announced that it will maintain its alternative shopping event to Amazon Prime Day on July 17. Although the company never mentions Amazon by name, the company’s press release takes a shot at its rival by stating that customers won’t need to pay for a membership in or

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Finally, J.M. Smucker Co. (NYSE: SJM) has hiked its dividend from $0.78 to $0.85 per share. That’s a 9% bump and represents the 17th year in a row that the company has hiked its dividend. The company is also starting to look like a potential takeover target for firms like Kraft-Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC). SJM is also in our “Buy Zone.”

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, it wasn’t a good day for Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC), but Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) impressed investors with its fourth-quarter results.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: CarMax Inc(KMX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CarMax, Inc (NYSE:KMX) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty-four research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and fourteen have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $83.25.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Nike (NYSE:NKE), McCormick (NYSE:MKC), and CarMax (NYSE:KMX) step into the spotlight with earnings reports set to publish over the next few days. Below, we’ll look at the trends that investors will be watching for in these upcoming earnings announcements. 

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Investors still remain cautious about ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China. This morning, Chinese media outlets said that the Trump administration had “a symptom of paranoid delusions” when it came to its protectionism. Trump is currently threatening another round of tariffs on up to $200 billion in Chinese goods. With yet another round of tariffs on the way, the United States is close to implementing the most significant trade protectionist policies since the 1930s. Shares of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) are generating a lot of buzz after the Supreme Court said it will allow states to collect more sales tax from online retailers. Shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) both ticked higher. Despite the small downturn in AMZN stock, Boris Schlossberg, of BK Asset Management, said Wednesday afternoon that the e-commerce giant could soon been worth more than $2,000 per share before we see another pullback from the Nasdaq. AMZN is up 50% in 2018 and has hit 34 new records so far this year. The U.S. Federal Reserve announced that 35 U.S. banks passed their latest round of stress tests, which are designed to determine if a financial institution has enough money in the event of a serious economic downturn or other event. Expect a lot of chatter today about what this means for firms like Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS).
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: BB, INTC, TSLA
    Shares of Intel Corp. (NYSE: INTC) are in focus after the company’s CEO, Brian Krzanich, was forced out of his role after admitting to a “consensual relationship” with an employee. INTC stock clawed back about 1% Friday morning after sliding more than 2.3% during Thursday’s trading session. The downsizing of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) will continue. The company announced last night that it will shutter 12 solar facilities across nine states. T

  • [By Andy Pai]

    CarMax, Inc (NYSE: KMX) is the second most undervalued stock in the portfolio. The company's blended upside of 17.8 percent is very intriguing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    FDx Advisors Inc. trimmed its position in CarMax, Inc (NYSE:KMX) by 58.0% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 22,449 shares of the company’s stock after selling 30,966 shares during the period. FDx Advisors Inc.’s holdings in CarMax were worth $1,636,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Black Hills Corporation(BKH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Black Hills Corp (NYSE:BKH) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $59.50.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Many people don’t realize it, but when you get that final paycheck, it is one of the most important financial events of your life.  The idea of no longer working for money and having access to a paycheck can do weird things to some people.  In many cases, it can turn them into a penny pinching, wheeling-dealing, cheapskate who will go out of their way to save a buck or get a better deal.

On the surface, it’s admirable and illustrates good financial responsibility.  But deep down it can actually be a bigger problem for their social life, family, and friends, not to mention physical health.

The harsh reality is, going to extremes to save money can take over and dominate a person’s life. It can leave those around them frustrated, burdened, and likely to avoid both personal and social interactions that involve money. In other words, it can push people away.

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Best High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: CytomX Therapeutics, Inc.(CTMX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    CytomX Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CTMX) is presenting on a couple different topics: probody conjugate (CX-2009) treatment in patients with advanced solid tumors and probody drug conjugate targeting CD166 in preclinical antitumor activity. Wedbush has an Outperform rating with a price target of $25, implying upside of 123% from Friday’s closing price of $11.22. The shares have a 52-week range of $10.91 to $35.00. The stock has a consensus price target of $29.20.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of CytomX Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CTMX) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the thirteen research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $39.86.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CytomX Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CTMX) CEO Sean A. Mccarthy sold 2,028 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.09, for a total transaction of $50,882.52. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 84,091 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,109,843.19. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Best High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation(FCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barclays PLC increased its holdings in First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) by 24.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 33,717 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 6,593 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in First Commonwealth Financial were worth $476,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: General Employment Enterprises, Inc.(JOB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) shares were down 5.2% during mid-day trading on Wednesday after the company announced weaker than expected quarterly earnings. The company traded as low as $52.74 and last traded at $56.18. Approximately 824,229 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 265% from the average daily volume of 225,646 shares. The stock had previously closed at $59.26.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Throughout much of 2018, investors were nervous about the prospects for the real estate market. After years of strong gains, the industry suddenly found itself under pressure from rising interest rates. That posed a big potential problem for Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) and its business of providing financing for major development projects. The conditions had even started to show up in some of the company’s numbers, raising new concerns.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 6, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Shares of Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) surged 16.1% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the real estate loan originator produced better-than-expected fourth-quarter results and provided an optimistic outlook for 2019.

Best High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    That shift has caught many large CPG companies off guard, even Kraft-Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC), which is run by a highly respected team from major shareholder 3G Capital. 3G’s CEO Jorge Paulo Lemann (not to be confused with Kraft-Heinz CEO Bernardo Hees) even admitted earlier this year to being surprised at the CPG category “being disrupted.”

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, the Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC) gave a boost to the packaged food industry with an upbeat outlook and Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) missed expectations but stoked takeover hopes.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    The Kraft Heinz Company  (NASDAQ:KHC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019, 5:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Buffett explained the disparity between the two figures. To calculate reported net income, Berkshire had to:

    Take its $24.78 billion in operating earnings. Reduce it by about $3 billion to reflect goodwill impairments, largely related to Berkshire’s stake in Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC). Add back in $2.8 billion in realized capital gains from the sale of various investment securities. Take out $20.6 billion in losses representing the reduced amount of unrealized capital gains in Berkshire’s investment portfolio.

    It’s that last number that Buffett finds particularly problematic. The Oracle of Omaha called out the new accounting rule that requires Berkshire to mark its investment securities to market each quarter, with market value changes getting reflected in earnings every three months. That takes away the long-term nature of Buffett’s investment strategy, forcing Berkshire to include the volatile ups and downs in its investments four times a year — what the Berkshire CEO termed as “truly wild and capricious swings in our GAAP bottom line.”

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sunbelt Securities Inc. increased its stake in Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) by 399.5% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 23,977 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 19,177 shares during the quarter. Sunbelt Securities Inc.’s holdings in Kraft Heinz were worth $1,506,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now

An extended bout of low prices and tepid wage growth are showing signs of ending and that has government-bond investors bracing for a new inflation regime.

Rising inflation is anathema to bonds because it can erode the security’s fixed value, which is a notable headwind for longer-dated government paper.

Contributing to the anticipation of higher inflation are climbing commodity prices, improving global growth and lingering fears that tightening labor markets will eventually translate into higher wage gains. That has stoked fears that a pick up in what has otherwise been stubbornly low inflation will blindside Treasury buyers.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Liberty Broadband Corporation(LBRDK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Jim Royal]

    It’s been more than five years since Malone’s Liberty empire took a 27.3% stake in the once-beleaguered cable company for $2.6 billion. Following the deal’s announcement, the stock hit $100 a share, which seems like a steal at today’s prices. Currently Malone’s Liberty Broadband (NASDAQ:LBRDA)(NASDAQ:LBRDK) tracking stock owns a 23.3% stake worth about $16.6 billion.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Liberty Broadband Corp Series C (NASDAQ:LBRDK) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Liberty Broadband Corp Series C earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 46.2592060171908 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This leading global food company was formed almost three years ago by the merger of H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods Group. Kraft Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC) had $29 billion of annual revenues generated by well-known brands such as Kraft, Heinz, Oscar Meyer and Maxwell House.

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    During his recent, odd earnings call, Musk referred to business moats as “lame,” saying that if “your only defense against invading armies is a moat, you will not last long.” For those just joining us, in business a moat is a competitive advantage created by ownership of a strong brand name that discourages entry into the firm’s markets. Buffett has made a career of investing in firms with “moats” — think Apple, Coca-Cola (KO) , Kraft Heinz (KHC) , Burlington Northern Santa Fe or See’s Candy.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “19,243 Shares in Kraft Heinz Co (KHC) Acquired by Advisory Resource Group” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this piece on another domain, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of US and international trademark & copyright laws. The correct version of this piece can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4205319/19243-shares-in-kraft-heinz-co-khc-acquired-by-advisory-resource-group.html.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Commonwealth Equity Services LLC Decreases Holdings in Kraft Heinz Co (KHC)” was reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece on another publication, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of US & international trademark and copyright legislation. The legal version of this piece can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4195539/commonwealth-equity-services-llc-decreases-holdings-in-kraft-heinz-co-khc.html.

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    Buffett’s biggest losers have been Kraft Heinz Co. (KHC) , down 30%; Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) , down 21%; Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) , down 20%; American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) , down 19%; and Charter Communications Inc (CHTR) , down 18%. Maybe on those grounds he should reconsider his remarks in February when he said he was open to buying an entire airline.

  • [By Isaac Pino, CPA]

    If you’re an investor in consumer goods giant Unilever (NYSE:UN), odds are you followed the takeover bid from Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ: KHC) closely in 2017. Ultimately, it fell through, with Unilever’s management rebutting that it was better off on its own. There was some mustard left on the face of Kraft Heinz, but major shareholder Warren Buffett claimed there was potentially a misunderstanding of the nature of the offer. It was not intended to be a hostile takeover, he said, but it could have been perceived that way by Unilever.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

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

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Nevertheless, some sectors of the market are doing better than others. When it comes to the 11 sectors that the company behind the Select Sector SPDR line of ETFs tracks, the best returns so far have come from Industrials Select Sector SPDR (NYSEMKT:XLI), Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEMKT:XLE), and Technology Select Sector SPDR (NYSEMKT:XLK).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    3M is the second-largest holding in the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEArca: XLI) at 5.29%. Boeing is the largest with a 7.93% share of the fund, but the fund’s increase for the year is 4.7%, well below the Dow index. Virtually all of last week’s increase in the fund came on Monday.

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

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

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Tech stocks set the pace, with the Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEMKT:XLK) adding 2.2%. Industrial names posted more modest gains, with the Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEMKT:XLI) rising 0.9%.

  • [By Steve Symington]

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

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Cellectis S.A.(CLLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Cellectis (NASDAQ:CLLS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. Cellectis earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the biotechnology company an impact score of 47.0875412676142 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Cellectis SA (NASDAQ:CLLS) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $42.00.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019

The municipal-bond market is dominated by individual investors, and it turns out they’re not nearly as good as the pros.

Over the past decade, individuals earned an average of about 1.26 percentage point less annually on their investments in open-end state and local government bond funds than the funds themselves, according to a study released by Morningstar Inc., which took account of what investors make after shifting their money in and out of the market. That gap was the biggest among the eight asset classes the research company examined.

Even though state and local government debt is one of the world’s safest investments, buyers are still prone to so-called headline risk, or bad news stories that undermine the market’s perception as a haven and cause investors to sell when they should stay put.

That happened in 2010, when banking analyst Meredith Whitney triggered a selloff by predicting that recession-battered governments would default on "hundreds of billions of dollars" of bonds. That forecast proved widely off the mark, and in 2011 municipals returned 11 percent. They haven’t had a better year since.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Kyocera Corporation(KYO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Kyocera (NYSE:KYO) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news 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. Kyocera earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the electronics maker an impact score of 44.7168933477613 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about Kyocera (NYSE:KYO) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kyocera earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the electronics maker an impact score of 44.4825472854626 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Japanese materials giant Kyocera(NYSE:KYO) gained 12.1% in April 2018, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The stock rode a strong fourth-quarter report to these gains despite zero coverage in the financial press.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Seres Therapeutics, Inc.(MCRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:MCRB) CEO Roger Pomerantz sold 40,057 shares of Seres Therapeutics stock in a transaction on Friday, June 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.36, for a total transaction of $374,933.52. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 297,812 shares in the company, valued at $2,787,520.32. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:MCRB) CEO Roger Pomerantz sold 26,492 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.33, for a total value of $247,170.36. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 297,812 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,778,585.96. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Grupo Supervielle S.A. (SUPV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware lowered its holdings in Grupo Supervielle (NYSE:SUPV) by 19.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 33,744 shares of the company’s stock after selling 7,984 shares during the quarter. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware’s holdings in Grupo Supervielle were worth $1,023,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Grupo Supervielle (NYSE:SUPV) shares dropped 4.7% on Monday . The company traded as low as $13.96 and last traded at $12.98. Approximately 30,924 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 97% from the average daily volume of 1,141,060 shares. The stock had previously closed at $13.62.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Credicorp (NYSE: BAP) and Grupo Supervielle (NYSE:SUPV) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    It was previously rumored, by the New York Post again, that Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) may be looking to gobble up the soup maker. Almost any deal that Campbell might get out of Kraft may just be worth it to the shareholders to get this stock off their hands.

  • [By Isaac Pino, CPA]

    If you’re an investor in consumer goods giant Unilever (NYSE:UN), odds are you followed the takeover bid from Kraft Heinz(NASDAQ: KHC) closely in 2017. Ultimately, it fell through, with Unilever’s management rebutting that it was better off on its own. There was some mustard left on the face of Kraft Heinz, but major shareholder Warren Buffett claimed there was potentially a misunderstanding of the nature of the offer. It was not intended to be a hostile takeover, he said, but it could have been perceived that way by Unilever.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Hill: — that bears further investigation. As a reminder, it was back in May that Campbell Soup said that it was undergoing a strategic review. And, yes, of course, any time you hear, “We’re undertaking a strategic review,” one of the questions on the table is, “Should we be putting ourselves up for sale?” That’s when CEO Denise Morrison said, “Check, please,” and she left. Now, we’re getting reports that Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) might be looking to buy Campbell Soup, and shares are up 10%.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Health Insurance Innovations, Inc.(HIIQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Health Insurance Innovations (HIIQ) and Brown & Brown (BRO) Critical Survey (americanbankingnews.com) Founder of Tampa health insurance company is out (finance.yahoo.com) Cantor Fitzgerald Reaffirms “Buy” Rating for Health Insurance Innovations (HIIQ) (americanbankingnews.com) Health Insurance Innovations founder out (seekingalpha.com) Health Insurance Innovations (HIIQ) Insider Michael W. Kosloske Sells 1,300,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Health Insurance Innovations opened at $34.35 on Tuesday, according to Marketbeat.com. Health Insurance Innovations has a 1 year low of $12.65 and a 1 year high of $37.38. The stock has a market cap of $559.65 million, a PE ratio of 24.20 and a beta of 0.55.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019

It’s the beginning of the year, the time when analysts publish forecasts for the year ahead.

Of course, many of these forward-looking forecasts are based on data from the past. For example, one way to project a future price target for the S&P 500 uses the long-term average price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio and estimated earnings per share (EPS) for the next 12 months.

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The long-term average is also used to determine if the stock market is overvalued or undervalued. When the current P/E ratio is well above the long-term average, the market is considered overvalued.

This is a simple, but widely used, approach to market forecasting. It’s gained a great deal of popularity in recent years with the CAPE ratio, developed by Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc(AUPH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    That statement comes to mind when I think about Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUPH). The potential for the clinical-stage biotech appears to be so great that getting greedy with the stock is tempting.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AUPH),a clinical-stage biotech, are on the rise following the company’s first-quarter earnings report. Plans to expand voclosporin, the company’s lupus candidate, to a much larger indication inspired investors to push the shares 10.2% higher as of 1:03 p.m. Monday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Isotechnika Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:AUPH) (TSE:AUP) shares rose 6.7% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $5.68 and last traded at $5.59. Approximately 54,590 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 87% from the average daily volume of 429,596 shares. The stock had previously closed at $5.24.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: SuperCom, Ltd.(SPCB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $438.40 million.
    Remark Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.35 per share on revenue of $19.45 million.
    Athenex, Inc. (NYSE: ATNX) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $35.14 million.
    Mazor Robotics Ltd. (NASDAQ: MZOR) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $15.14 million.
    Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI) is projected to report a quarterly loss at $0.14 per share.
    SuperCom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SPCB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $9.50 million.
    Lonestar Resources US Inc. (NASDAQ: LONE) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $30.68 million.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NASDAQ: NINE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $165.76 million.
    VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $212.00 million.

     

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Supercom (NASDAQ:SPCB) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $1.84 and last traded at $1.92, with a volume of 980 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $1.92.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Targa Resources, Inc.(TRGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Reaves W H & Co. Inc. trimmed its holdings in Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) by 30.6% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 224,657 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 99,015 shares during the period. Reaves W H & Co. Inc.’s holdings in Targa Resources were worth $9,885,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: CommVault Systems, Inc.(CVLT)

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    In addition, Elliott Management, which often pushes for M&A and other strategic transactions at targeted companies, made investments in EQT Corp. (EQT) , CommVault Systems Inc. (CVLT) , Sabre Corp. (SABR) , Teradyne Inc. (TER)  and Windstream Holdings Inc. (WIN)

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: NewJersey Resources Corporation(NJR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Realogy Holdings Corp.(RLGY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Realogy (NYSE:RLGY) had its target price trimmed by Citigroup from $37.00 to $35.00 in a report released on Friday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Rice Midstream Partners LP(RMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    RMP stock opened at $17.88 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,871.10, a P/E ratio of 10.63, a P/E/G ratio of 0.74 and a beta of 1.17. Rice Midstream Partners has a 52 week low of $16.87 and a 52 week high of $26.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a current ratio of 2.91 and a quick ratio of 2.91.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: 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).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ING Groep NV increased its position in shares of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) by 7.7% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 37,617 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,676 shares during the period. ING Groep NV’s holdings in Equity Residential were worth $2,318,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Nemaska Lithium Inc. (NMKEF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Canadian hard-rock lithium chemicals company Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) is presently at the end of completing a $500 million capital raise which will allow the company to expand into Phase 2 production of the its facility in Quebec. The company has closed an equity deal valued at nearly $100 million from Japans SoftBank (OTCPK:SFTBY), executed a streaming agreement with Orion Mine Finance LF valued at over $150 million, and engaged with such high-quality financial groups including Clarkson Platou Securities and Pareto Securities as managers of the bond issuance. Further, Nemaska has signed multiple offtake agreements, including NorthVolt, FMC, Softbank and Johnson Matthey Battery Materials, for the purchase of its lithium chemicals once production begins.

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    Over the past two months, Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) has steadily been updating the market on its half-billion-dollar-plus financial raise. The company has aggressively set targets to build out a vertically integrated lithium mining and processing operation ideally positioned to meet growing demand in North America and Europe.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The packaged food industry has been in a state of flux in recent years, according to Credit Suisse analyst Robert Moskow, as companies like J.M. Smucker Co. (SJM) , Kraft Heinz Co. (KHC) , and others increased their trade spending and made high-priced acquisitions to improve growth rates. 

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    He practices what he preaches. While Berkshire Hathaway has ownership interests in about 45 companies, the lion’s share of the portfolio (nearly two-thirds) is invested in just six names. The biggest is Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), followed by Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), Kraft Heinz (Nasdaq: KHC), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), and American Express (NYSE: AXP).Buffett isn’t afraid to make colossal investments in a small handful of positions. And with few exceptions, these big bets usually work out brilliantly. Of course, we’re also talking about the most astute stock picker of all time. For those without his legendary skills, this strategy might be far less productive — possibly even dangerous.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) is expected to report its first-quarter results late on Wednesday. The analysts consensus forecast is EPS of $0.82 on $6.35 billion in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $57.66 as last week came to a close. The consensus price target is $77.73, and the stock has a 52-week range of $56.11 to $93.88.

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    During his recent, odd earnings call, Musk referred to business moats as “lame,” saying that if “your only defense against invading armies is a moat, you will not last long.” For those just joining us, in business a moat is a competitive advantage created by ownership of a strong brand name that discourages entry into the firm’s markets. Buffett has made a career of investing in firms with “moats” — think Apple, Coca-Cola (KO) , Kraft Heinz (KHC) , Burlington Northern Santa Fe or See’s Candy.

3 Reasons to Buy Kraft Heinz Stock, 1 Reason to Sell

What to do about Kraft-Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC)? One of Berkshire Hathaway’slarger holdings (Berkshire owns roughly 26.7% of shares outstanding, controlling the company in tandem with Brazilian investment firm 3G Capital),Kraft’s stock has tumbled roughly 28% in 2018, as the consumer packaged foods industry (“CPG”) has come under pressure.

In addition, the market is growing increasingly skeptical of Kraft’s ability to make a transformative aquisition, which had been the main upside thesis in Kraft-Heinz ever since the two companies merged three years ago.

Now near 52-week lows, is it time for holders to cut bait on the fallen darling, or is the stock now a screaming deal?

Reason to sell: disruption

I always like to get bad news out of the way first. Ironically, Kraft’s bad news was recently articulated not by short-sellers or bearish sell-side analysts, but rather by its very own largest stakeholder!

At a recent conference, 3G Capital CEO Jorge Paulo Lemann admitted, “I’ve been living in this cozy world of old brands and big volumes… We bought brands that we thought could last forever… You could just focus on being very efficient… All of a sudden we are being disrupted.”

a man sits at a desk with Oscar Meyer meats and a laptop and funny glasses.

Can innovatinve marketing like “Bacoin” save Kraft-Heinz? Image source: Kraft-Heinz.

Lehmann founded 3G, and was instrumental in the acquisition-of-big-brands strategy behind Kraft-Heinz, AB InBev (NYSE: BUD) and Restaurant Brands (NYSE: QSR). For him to admit his company was “caught by surprise” after deploying billions of dollars toward the large consumer brand strategy was quite an admission.

The disruption has come from the confluence of several factors, including the rise of craft/natural foods, low-cost private label brands, and the advent of e-commerce. The new generation of more health-conscious, yet budget-constrained consumers, has put traditional consumer packaged goods brands in a tough spot. On the high-end, these brands are being crowded out by healthier, more natural alternatives, while huge retailers have come out with high-quality private label brands, such as Costco’s (NASDAQ: COST) Kirkland brand and Kroger’s (NYSE: KR) Simple Truth, which are often priced below CPG rivals.

These factors have challenged Kraft-Heinz’s top-line, which fell 1.5% (in constant currency) in the first quarter. That being said, Lehmann also said, “I’m not going to lie down and go away,” and Kraft’s executives have been working hard to adapt to the times. Here are three reasons why you may want to buy the stock today.

Reason to buy: it’s a bargain

While the “safety” of consumer packaged goods companies traditionally earned these stocks relatively high price-to-earnings multiples, even with low growth, that has changed in a hurry very recently. Lackluster growth as well as concerns about high freight cost inflation have taken a toll on the industry, and especially Kraft-Heinz:

KHC PE Ratio (Forward) Chart

KHC PE Ratio (Forward) data by YCharts

Currently, you are not only buying into a low-priced sector, you are arguably buying the best-run company of the lot, at a valuation on par with its industry peers, and receiving a 4.5% dividend as well.

Of course, buying a cheap stock doesn’t necessarily turn out well, unless management is on its way to improving. On that front, there are two ways in which Kraft-Heinz is attacking this new age of disruption.

Reason to buy: product innovation

Kraft-Heinz isn’t resting on its laurels, but is quickly innovating its products.These innovations fall primarily into two camps. One is around renovating “powerhouse” brands ($1 billion+ in sales) such as Kraft, Heinz, Oscar Mayer, Planters, and Philadelphia to make them more relevant (like taking out artificial ingredients from Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese), and well as extending them to horizontal products (such as Kraft mayonnaise).

The second type of innovation is for entirely new products. On that front, Kraft-Heinz is moving quickly, aiming for 60% more innovations in 2018 versus 2016. Recent successes include Devour frozen meals, as well as the new, “Just Crack an Egg,” which, on the recent call with analysts, CEO Bernardo Hees said was “selling faster than we can make it.” Kraft also recently started its Springboard platform, a start-up accelerator to find the next big food innovation. Management has emphasized the need to provide incremental sales, not just the replacement of declining or outdated products.

Obviously, new brands such as these are not going to move the needle in the near-term — new innovations only made up 7% of sales over the past three years. Still, there are hints at least some are making a difference. In its recent post-integration update, management credited the new Devour line with returning the company’s frozen food category to growth after serval years of mid-teens declines.

Reason to buy: new marketing

Behind all of this product innovation will also be a revamped marketing strategy.One of the more interesting things Kraft Heinz is doing is doubling down on its own salespeople inside supermarkets, rather than pulling back or using third-party merchandisers. By bringing everything in-house, the company believes it can be more effective, as well as use big data analytics to further target marketing campaigns to the modern age. Hees said, “We started doing this in 2017. I can guarantee you that it’s paying off and we’re actually doubling down on this.”

Kraft is also investing in its people, with employees completing 60,000 hours of custom-made courses just in the first quarter alone. These courses keep employees up to speed on the latest innovations in R&D, marketing, and industry knowledge.

Get hungry

Down severely in 2018 while possessing the most dynamic management team in the industry, I’d be a buyer of Kraft-Heinz here here rather than a seller. It’s time to be hungry when others are fearful!

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019

Boise Cascade L.L.C. (NYSE:BCC) EVP Nick Stokes sold 5,923 shares of Boise Cascade stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.11, for a total value of $261,263.53. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 79,452 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,504,627.72. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Shares of Boise Cascade opened at $43.55 on Friday, according to Marketbeat.com. The company has a current ratio of 2.39, a quick ratio of 1.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62. Boise Cascade L.L.C. has a fifty-two week low of $43.10 and a fifty-two week high of $44.00. The stock has a market cap of $1.69 billion, a PE ratio of 22.80, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 1.99.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Markel Corporation(MKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Markel (NYSE:MKL) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallApril 25, 2018 9:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Accordingly, as required by the new accounting standard, Markel Corp. (NYSE:MKL) recognized a pre-tax loss of $122.1 million as a result of the decline in the fair value of its equity securities since December 31, 2017.

  • [By Andy Pai]

    Akre capital often holds positions for over ten years. As long as a company is able to keep increasing its economic value, the firm will hold a stock. Although the firm is a long-term investor, Akre doesn't attribute its success to ‘buy and hold' investing, but to the quality of the companies they buy. Some of the companies' long-term holdings have included Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL), Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) and Enstar Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESGR).

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Markel Corporation(NYSE:MKL)announced first-quarter 2018 results on Tuesday after the market closed, punctuated by a net loss from the financial holding company’s investment portfolio. But in keeping with executives’ methodical approach to generating shareholder value, Markel management took the opportunity to showcase the merits of their long-term thinking and diversified business operations.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cincinnati Financial Corporation(CINF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    FDx Advisors Inc. decreased its holdings in Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) by 14.7% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 43,572 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 7,490 shares during the period. FDx Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Cincinnati Financial were worth $3,236,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Apogee Enterprises, Inc.(APOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The price of Bitcoin surged more than 17% to top $8,000 in a rapid move that surprised many investors this morning. The sudden rally appears to be the result of a short squeeze, according to CNBC contributor Brian Kelly. This means that investors who had been betting on a decline in the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency had been forced to jump back and buy the currency again. A lot of people have been betting on a decline in the price of Bitcoin heading toward the April 17 tax deadline. The expectation is that many people will need to sell their Bitcoin in order to raise cash to meet tax obligations. Here’s our latest daily insight on why the Bitcoin bear market may end very soon.
    Markets gains have been capped by concerns about the latest news out of the Federal Reserve. On Wednesday, minutes from the Fed’s most recent meeting indicated that policy makers are prepared to raise interest rates several more times in the coming months in order to stave off concerns about inflation.
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    Shares of BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) are on the move after the company reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $6.70. Analysts projected the firm would report EPS of $6.45 on top of $3.28 billion in revenue. The firm topped revenue expectations. The firm noted that an increase in its consulting fees and the recent tax reform bill helped bolster its profitability by 27%.
    The stock of Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has climbed more than 6% since Tuesday. Investors cheered the testimony of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who appeared before Congress for two days to discuss his company’s privacy policies. The CEO and his firm have been under intense scrutiny since news broke that 87 million user accounts had been accessed without permission by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 election season. The firm had ties to President Trump’s campaign.
    Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) reported ea

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    Engaged Capital’s Glenn Welling plans shortly to launch an activist campaign at Apogee Enterprises Inc. (APOG) , a maker of glass and non-residential construction products for skyscrapers, a person familiar with the situation told Orol.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) has benefited greatly from the rebound in construction activity recently, which has helped the architectural glass and framing specialist bounce back from difficult conditions in past years. Yet despite solid business conditions throughout 2017, Apogee stock has struggled as investors seemed to question whether its growth path was sustainable.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    My favorite defensive stock for the coming bear market is Kraft Heinz (Nasdaq: KHC). The stock fits both as a defensive stock and as a stock that has been beat lower — our third bear market search criteria.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    And Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) will report its latest quarterly results on Friday. The consensus estimates are $0.95 in EPS and $6.92 billion in revenue. Shares closed trading at $71.38 on Friday, in a 52-week range of $70.25 to $97.77. The consensus price target is $89.86.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) fell about 7% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $67.65 after closing at $72.71 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $97.77. Volume of about 12.8 million was more than three times the daily average. The food processing company reported poor earnings this morning and suggested that sales could get worse as competition increases. https://247wallst.com/consumer-products/2018/02/16/how-kraft-heinz-earnings-fell-short/

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sigma Designs, Inc.(SIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Data source: Silicon Laboratories.

    What happened with Silicon Labs this quarter?
    Revenue was above the high end of guidance provided in late January, which called for a range of $196 million to $202 million. On an adjusted (non-GAAP) basis, which excludes items like equity compensation and acquisition costs, net income was $38.3 million, or $0.87 per share — also above guidance for adjusted earnings per share of between $0.73 and $0.79. IoT revenue grew 17% year over year to $103 million. Infrastructure revenue jumped 37% year over year to $49 million. Broadcast revenue declined 3% to $36 million. Access revenue fell 6% to $17 million. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, on April 18, 2018, Silicon Labs closed its $240 million acquisition of Sigma Designs’ (NASDAQ:SIGM) Z-Wave business. Silicon Labs had initially agreed to acquire all of Sigma Designs this past December for $282 million, but amended the deal last quarter to include only its Z-Wave business after certain closing conditions weren’t met. In any case, the purchase significantly expands Silicon Labs’ position in mesh networking for smart homes.

    What management had to say

    Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle said:

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Las Vegas Sands Corp.(LVS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Although estimates of just how lucrative the Japanese casino market could become have trended lower as the reality of legalization has moved steadily forward — initially it was estimated to be worth some $40 billion, but analysts now peg it closer to $15 billion — it would still be worthwhile for Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM), and Melco Resorts & Entertainment (NASDAQ:MLCO) to spend the $10 billion or more they’ve pledged should they win one of the licenses.

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

    These are the top 5 holdings of Capital Impact Advisors, LLCAmazon.com Inc (AMZN) – 5,132 shares, 2.59% of the total portfolio. Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) – 5,445 shares, 2.48% of the total portfolio. Facebook Inc (FB) – 30,133 shares, 2.3% of the total portfolio. Steel Dynamics Inc (STLD) – 90,034 shares, 1.68% of the total portfolio. Apple Inc (AAPL) – 19,376 s

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    What differentiates gaming companies today are the resorts they build and where those resorts are located. Put a megaresort on the desolate north end of the Las Vegas Strip, and you might go bankrupt before it’s completed (see Echelon, Las Vegas Plaza, and Fontainebleau), but if you’re building a multi-billion dollar resort in Macau or Singapore, it’s almost impossible to lose money. No company has better locations than Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), which is why it’s one of the most profitable companies in gaming. Here’s where the company’s money comes from.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) would presumably run into a similar roadblock. It also derives most of its revenues from Macau, and its own concession is coming up for renewal soon, too. Moreover, when Macau gaming regulators created the concessions, there was a lot of controversy over its Solomon-like decision to split in two the concession awarded to Galaxy. The Hong Kong operator was given the primary one, and Las Vegas Sands was awarded a sub-concession that was created out of whole cloth (regulators then went on to create several other sub-concessions from the licenses that were awarded to Wynn and local operator SJM Holdings).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Apache Corporation(APA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Bromels]

    Three companies that the market has walloped areApache Corporation(NYSE:APA),Magellan Midstream Partners(NYSE:MMP), andGeneral Motors(NYSE:GM). Here’s why these stocks look like bargains, and why today might be a good time to scoop up some shares.

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA) has been ripping since March 2nd, when it hit a two-year low of $33.60. Since then it's up 25 percent. 

    The three-month chart below shows that this trend is likely to continue. The blue line is generated via VantagePoint's intermarket analysis, and represents a prediction of what APA's moving average will be in three days. The black line is a simple 10-day moving average. Note the bullish crossover that occurred in early March. That was a signal that the stock was entering an uptrend. 

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

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

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cedar Fair, L.P.(FUN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

    Want proof? We asked these Motley Fool investors to highlight a dividend stock that pays a higher yield than Verizon. Here’s why they pickedTanger Factory Outlets (NYSE:SKT), Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN), andSTORE Capital (NYSE:STOR).

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN) reported first-quarter financial results on May 2. The amusement park master limited partnership is enjoying strong early-season sales, and management is confident that it will hit its annual distribution growth targets.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    We now have the quarterly updates for all five of the country’s leading theme park and regional amusement park operators, and it’s safe to say the first three months of 2018 blew out the same three-month period of 2017. Six Flags (NYSE:SIX), Cedar Fair(NYSE:FUN), andSeaWorld Entertainment(NYSE:SEAS)joined the theme park segments of Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) in posting double-digit revenue growth in the latest quarter.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: The Navigators Group, Inc.(NAVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Globe Specialty Metals Inc.(GSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “$559.12 Million in Sales Expected for Ferroglobe (GSM) This Quarter” was originally published by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this news story on another site, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of United States & international trademark and copyright laws. The original version of this news story can be viewed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3385662/559-12-million-in-sales-expected-for-ferroglobe-gsm-this-quarter.html.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now

(Published Feb. 26 by Bob Ciura)

Finding stocks that have paid 100 years of dividends is no easy task. Couple this with a 3%-plus starting yield, and the task becomes that much harder.

CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) is one of a select few blue chip stocks that offers both. In fact, it goes even further – it has a 4% dividend yield.

It makes the list thanks to its steady business model. CenterPoint is an electric and gas utility, which is one of the most stable business models an investor can find.

CenterPoint recently increased its dividend by 4%, to $1.07 per share annualized. This was its 12th year in a row of consecutive dividend growth.

CenterPoint is a Dividend Achiever, a group of 272 stocks with 10-plus years of consecutive dividend increases.

You can see the full Dividend Achievers List here.

Business model

CenterPoint isn’t a run-of-the-mill utility. Most utility stocks are pure-play electric utilities.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Udovich]

    Thanksgiving is almost here and aside from featuring a turkey, most Thanksgiving dinners will include items from a range of consumer stocks including Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB), Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ: KHC), Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc (NYSE: FDP) and McCormick & Company (NYSE: MKC) along with aThanksgiving turkey from Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL)or Seaboard Corporation (NYSEAMEX: SEB). According tothe American Farm Bureau Federation,a classic Thanksgiving dinner will cost$49.87 for a gathering of 10 orjust under $5 per person down from 2015s all-time high of $50.11.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of consumer-products company Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) increased as much as 7.4% on Wednesday on speculation thatKraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC)could acquire the company. Colgate stock finished the trading day up about 5.7%.

  • [By ]

    He practices what he preaches. While Berkshire Hathaway has ownership interests in about 45 companies, the lion’s share of the portfolio (nearly two-thirds) is invested in just six names. The biggest is Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), followed by Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), Kraft Heinz (Nasdaq: KHC), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), and American Express (NYSE: AXP).Buffett isn’t afraid to make colossal investments in a small handful of positions. And with few exceptions, these big bets usually work out brilliantly. Of course, we’re also talking about the most astute stock picker of all time. For those without his legendary skills, this strategy might be far less productive — possibly even dangerous.

  • [By ]

    During his recent, odd earnings call, Musk referred to business moats as “lame,” saying that if “your only defense against invading armies is a moat, you will not last long.” For those just joining us, in business a moat is a competitive advantage created by ownership of a strong brand name that discourages entry into the firm’s markets. Buffett has made a career of investing in firms with “moats” — think Apple, Coca-Cola (KO) , Kraft Heinz (KHC) , Burlington Northern Santa Fe or See’s Candy.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Continental Resources, Inc.(CLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    There has also been a chorus of voices opposing the Paris agreement as well. Twenty-two Republican Senators last week signed a letter calling for the U.S. to withdraw. On the corporate front, Harold Hamm, the CEO of Continental Resources (CLR) and adviser to the Trump campaign, in a letter to Trump ahead of his inauguration reported by the New York Times called on the president to “cancel” the Paris treaty.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While crude prices stumbled into 2016, they found their footing by mid-year and roared back to life, ending the year up about 42%. Those rising prices lifted most oil stocks. However, a handful of large-cap oil stocks rose above the crowd by outperforming crude’s rally. Those top-tier performers wereContinental Resources (NYSE:CLR), Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD), and Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC):

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Beta Should Lead At The Start of A Rally: Best ideas in the first leg up: Marathon Oil, Devon Energy (DVN), Anadarko Petroleum (APC), and Continental Resources (CLR). If OPEC announces a cut, whether moderate or deep, we expect that in the initial move up, moderate value beta names, like Marathon Oil, Devon Energy, Anadarko Petroleum, andContinental Resources will lead.For a $5 increase in oil prices, we estimate 2017 cash flow per share would increase 12-18% for these stocks vs. the remainder of the group at 12%. Of these four, short interest is modest for all exceptContinental Resources at 25%, among the highest in our universe. Outperformance of these names should be driven by investors adding to long positions, not short covering.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Sibanye Gold Limited(SBGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) shares surged 115 percent to $2.56.
    Seadrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL) gained 77 percent to $0.3935. On Tuesday, a U.S. court approved the company's plan to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy that includes raising around $1 billion in new debt and equity through a rights offering which will be led by its biggest shareholder.
    DropCar, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCAR) shares climbed 21.4 percent to $2.3301 after the company issued a preliminary Q1 update on its enterprise automotive business. The company disclosed that Q1 B2B automotive volumes rose 163 percent year-over-year.
    Teligent, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLGT) shares jumped 19.7 percent to $3.615 following the FDA approval of Clobetasol Propionate Cream USP, 0.05%.
    IZEA, Inc. (NASDAQ: IZEA) surged 19.1 percent to $2.62. IZEA posted a Q4 net loss of $743,000 on sales of $6.8 million.
    SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) shares gained 15.2 percent to $9.6180. SunPower announced plans to acquire SolarWorld Americas.
    LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: LX) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.20.
    CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ: CPAH) shares rose 8.8 percent to $3.0033.
    Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE: SMI) gained 8.2 percent to $6.685 after falling 0.80 percent on Tuesday.
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC) shares climbed 7.2 percent to $5.93.
    Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) shares rose 6.7 percent to $63.96 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE: SBGL) gained 6.5 percent to $3.59 after dropping 4.53 percent on Tuesday.
    Calithera Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALA) rose 6.3 percent to $6.75 after the company disclosed that the FDA has granted Fast Track designation to CB-839 in combination with cabozantinib for treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.
    CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX) gained 6.1 percent to $60.01 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings
  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sibanye Gold Ltd. (NYSE: SBGL) traded down about 8.4% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $3.16 after closing Friday at $3.45. The stock’s 52-week high is $8.66. Volume was about 35% above the daily average of around 3.9 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sibanye Gold Ltd. (NYSE: SBGL) traded down about 1.6% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $3.75 after closing Wednesday at $3.81. The stock’s 52-week high is $10.60. Volume totaled around 3 million, about 15% below the daily average. The company had no specific news. Another stock that has turned it around today and looks to close about 1% higher.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “Sibanye Gold Ltd (SBGL) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this story on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright & trademark laws. The correct version of this story can be viewed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3364474/sibanye-gold-ltd-sbgl-receives-average-recommendation-of-buy-from-analysts.html.

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    This list shows the top-performing gold stocks this month, which we’ll be watching in September 2017. While these stocks posted gains in August, we still aren’t recommending them. Instead, we’re going to show you Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth’s pick for the best gold stock to buy this year…

    Top Gold Stock Share Price August 2017 Gain
    Sibanye Gold Ltd. (NYSE ADR: SBGL) $6.35 +22.9%
    Iamgold Corp. (NYSE: IAG) $6.49 +20%
    Alamos Gold Inc. (NYSE: AGI) $8.17 +15.1%
    Franco Nevada Corp. (NYSE: FNV) $81.20 +11.6%
    Hudbay Minerals Inc. (NYSE: HBM) $8.70 +11.5%
    Gold Fields Ltd. (NYSE ADR: GFI) $4.42 +10.9%
    Randgold Resources Ltd. (Nasdaq ADR: GOLD) $101.90 +9.6%
    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE ADR: HMY) $1.97 +8.8%
    Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. (NYSE: AEM) $50.60 +8.4%
    Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE: AUY) $2.81 +7.9%

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Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: YRC Worldwide Inc.(YRCW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
    Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)

Bacon: Is This Warren Buffet’s Cryptocurrency Play?

Mining for cryptocurrency is getting tastier and paying off with a lot less electricity use. Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) last week launched a promotion that gives consumers an instant chance to win a “bacoin” currently valued at three slices of the company’s Oscar Mayer bacon.

After all the nasty things that Kraft Heinz’s main shareholder had to say this past weekend about cryptocurrencies, maybe Warren Buffett’s attitude will change if bacoins turn into a productive asset. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-B) owns a stake of about 27% in Kraft Heinz.

As much as the 87-year old Buffett doesn’t like digital currencies, Berkshire Vice-ChairCharlie Munger, who is 94, likes them even less:

To me, it’s just dementia. It’s like somebody else is trading turds and you decide you can’t be left out.

If you happen to win a bacoin, you get a chance to raise the value of the bacoin either by sharing a pre-set message to your Twitter followers or by providing the email addresses of three friends. There are some limitations, so read the rules for yourself.

Sharing more or less replaces crypto-mining with the main difference being that sharing increases the value of the bacoin where mining another crypto-coins may have the opposite effect.

While cleverly packaged, the promotion did not think through the email sharing requirement. Given the recent troubles Facebook has had over sharing not only its users’ data but the data of its users’ friends without permission, asking for friends’ email addresses seems more than a little out of step with consumers’ current expectations of privacy.

Kraft Heinz stock traded up more than 1% Monday morning, at $59.03 in a 52-week range of $54.11 to $93.88. The stock’s 12-month price target is $73.82.

ALSO READ: Merrill Lynch Makes Big Changes to Top-Performing Growth Portfolio

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018

Every night in 1995, I would deposit money overnight in a different currency…   Sounds strange, I realize.   But back then, as the vice president of a global mutual fund, one of my jobs was to execute our fund's trades.   Once our U.S. trading day was done, we wanted our money to work for us overnight as well. We might put our money into French francs, German marks, or somewhere else – just for the night.   We would find the safest country that was paying the highest interest rate. And we would put our money there overnight. No kidding.   As I'll explain today, what we were doing wasn't anything special…   Big companies like German automaker Volkswagen and Japanese automaker Honda (and thousands of other companies) have cash-management departments that do basically the same thing – on a much larger scale.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Susquehanna’s Pablo Zuanic and team note that Keurig’s business in K-cups has been slowing ever since it was bought by JAB, a problem that could be solved in a very convoluted way by a Mondelez International (MDLZ)-Kraft Heinz (KHC) merger. They explain:

  • [By Bradley Seth McNew]

    Shares ofThe Kraft Heinz Company(NASDAQ:KHC) rose 20% in 2016, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence. Iconic snack and food product brands Kraft and Heinz merged in 2015, and shares grew in 2016 as the newly merged company reported solid earnings growth throughout the year.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) fell about 7% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $67.65 after closing at $72.71 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $97.77. Volume of about 12.8 million was more than three times the daily average. The food processing company reported poor earnings this morning and suggested that sales could get worse as competition increases. https://247wallst.com/consumer-products/2018/02/16/how-kraft-heinz-earnings-fell-short/

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: Apollo Global Management, LLC(APO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Reuters reported last week that the company is considering selling its 2,500 service stations in Italy for a tidy 500 million (about $538 million). The rumored buyer is private equity giant Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO), also rumored to be interested in buying 2,600 Italian service stations from a joint venture between Italy’s Eni SpA (NYSE: E) and Total SA (NYSE: TOT).

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q1 2017 earnings report for small cap for-profit education stock Apollo Education Group Inc (NASDAQ: APOL) is scheduled for after the market closes on Monday (January 9th). Last February, Apollo Education Groupannounced a definitive agreement to be acquired by a consortium of investors including The Vistria Group, LLC, funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO), and Najafi Companies for $9.50 per share in cash for both Class A and B shares. However, the for-profit education sector along with certain aspects of the Apollo deal have been targeted by the Obama administration and it remains to be seen how the Trump administration will treat the sector and the deal.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Netflix close to all time highsgoing into earnings while potential performance peer or competitor Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) has continueda more steadyrise and small cap Outerwall Inc (NASDAQ: OUTR), which owned the Redbox business,got swallowed up Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) late last year:

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: Ocean Power Technologies Inc.(OPTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Ocean Power Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: OPTT) shares shot up 44 percent to $2.64. On Friday, Ocean Power Technologies reported the deployment of its PB3 PowerBuoy in Japan.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: Fox Factory Holding Corp.(FOXF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Fox Factory Holding Corp (NASDAQ: FOXF) was down 1.8 percent after posting a 2.16 percent rise over the day.

    Finally, Groupon Inc (NASDAQ: GRPN) gained 1.3 percent, continuing with the 3.85 percent spike it experienced on Friday trading.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: Zion Oil & Gas Inc(ZN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZN) got a boost, shooting up 20 percent to $5.07.

    Spark Energy Inc (NASDAQ: SPKE) shares were also up, gaining 12 percent to $19.40. Guggenheim upgraded Spark Energy from Neutral to Buy.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, energy shares fell by 0.76 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL), down 6 percent, and Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZN) down 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZN) got a boost, shooting up 47 percent to $6.21.

    Spark Energy Inc (NASDAQ: SPKE) shares were also up, gaining 10 percent to $19.10. Guggenheim upgraded Spark Energy from Neutral to Buy.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: Gerdau S.A.(GGB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Manikandan Raman]

    On the news, Freeport-McMoRan surged 12 percent to $10.20 and Lundin Mining climbed 12 percent to $3.33. Gerdau SA (ADR) (NYSE: GGB) rose 19 percent to $1.23, Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE: VALE) advanced 18 percent to $4.85 and Banco Bradesco SA (ADR) (NYSE: BBD) gained 11 percent to $7.15.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.(TYPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TYPE) were down around 12 percent to $20.90 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the non-cyclical consumer goods & services shares surged 0.61 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TYPE), up 9 percent, and Semiconductor Manufacturing Int'l (ADR) (NYSE: SMI), up 6 percent.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: InspireMD, Inc.(NSPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    InspireMD Inc (NYSE: NSPR) was down, falling around 35 percent to $1.29. InspireMD reported the pricing of public offering of up to $7.5 million.

    Commodities

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: 3M Company(MMM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) traded up 0.8% at $196.10. The stock’s 52-week range is $191.44 to $259.77. Volume was about 15% below the daily average of around 3 million. The company had no specific news Thursday.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Second, how will the Dow get to that big magic number? Well, the six biggest stock weightings in the DJIA are: Goldman Sachs (GS), 3M (MMM), International Business Machines (IBM), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), and Boeing (BA). What you will notice looking at a day like yesterday is that tech led the way sector wise. If the Dow is going to outperform, we need mega caps to outperform. We need those six stocks to outperform. So we need a day where financials and industrials outperform to get there. Given the trends in sector leadership, that is bound to happen…We are one Trump tweet talking about how yuuuuuuge Goldman Sachs is away from 20k.

  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    Morrison’s resignation came about one hour after 3M Co (NYSE: MMM) CEO Inge Thulin pulled the plug.

    In a Wednesday statement on his departure from what’s formally known as the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative, Thulin said the group “is no longer an effective vehicle” for the technology company to promote job growth in the U.S.

  • [By ]

    It’d be one thing if GE were cheap, but on many metrics, it’s not. Many investors at this point would rather pay for United Technologies Corporation (UTX)  , Honeywell International Inc. (HON)  or 3M Co (MMM)  — the last two of which are holdings in Jim Cramer’s Action Alerts PLUS Charitable Trust Portfolio.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) is set to report its most recent quarterly results on Tuesday. Analysts are looking for $5.57 in earnings per share (EPS) and $8.69 billion in revenue. Shares closed the week at $217.75, with a consensus price target of $237.92 and a 52-week trading range of $190.59 to $259.77.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (ITHUF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Over the past few weeks, Benzinga has been sharing interviews with the top venture capital and investment firms operating in the cannabis industry. Among those focused on ancillary businesses that do not touch the plant, we profiled Snoop Dogg’s Casa Verde and Arcview Group partner, CanopyBoulder. Among those willing to get involved in plant-touching ventures, we presented MJIC, which claims it intends to become the “Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) of weed,” and iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc (CNSX: IAN) (OTC: ITHUF), which raises capital for U.S.-based marijuana companies in Canadian capital markets.

  • [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.

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Earlier this month, cannabis-focused financing and advisory firm iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc (CNSX: IAN) (OTC: ITHUF) announced it acquired Westchester-based Valley Agriceuticals, LLC, gaining access to New York’s nascent cannabis market.

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    The Green Solution received a $7.5 million loan facility from iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc (OTC: ITHUF).

    “This was also to accelerate expansion within Colorado and going into other states nation-wide.”

    Valens Groworks Corp (CNSX: VGW), a Canadian post-inspection applicant for cannabis cultivation and processing, raised C$500,000 ($381,431) under a convertible note to meet acquisition and expansion obligations.

Alibaba, CVS, Tesla and Other Earnings to Watch For This Week

Despite pulling back a bit in the past week, the U.S. broad markets still are up 3% or so in the past month. Not to say that this has been entirely the result of earnings, but its been a big help, along with a strong push in crude oil as well. If we continue to see solid fundamentals from company earnings, markets should continue to rise.

24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of some of the top companies reporting their latest results in the coming week. We have included the consensus earnings estimates from Thomson Reuters, as well as the stock price and trading history for these companies ahead of the report.

Be advised that the earnings and revenue estimates may change ahead of the formal reports, and some companies may change reporting dates as well.

Also see our separate preview of the week’s Dow Jones industrials earnings reports, including Apple, McDonald’s and Pfizer.

CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) is set to report its most recent quarterly results early on Wednesday. Analysts are calling for $1.41 in earnings per share (EPS) and $45.78 billion in revenue. Shares closed the week at $69.95, with a consensus price target of $88.57 and a 52-week trading range of $60.14 to $84.00.

Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA) will share its latest quarterly earnings first thing Wednesday. The consensus estimates call for $1.25 in EPS and $3.25 billion in revenue. Shares ended last week at $175.94, in a 52-week range of $115.55 to $183.73. The consensus analyst target is $196.12.

Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) is set to release its first-quarter results after the closing bell on Wednesday. The consensus forecast calls for a net loss of $0.20 per share and $247.56 million in revenue. Shares traded on Fridays close at $5.30. The consensus price target is $6.13, and the 52-week range is $4.51 to $7.32.

Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) is expected to report its first-quarter results late on Wednesday. The analysts consensus forecast is EPS of $0.82 on $6.35 billion in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $57.66 as last week came to a close. The consensus price target is $77.73, and the stock has a 52-week range of $56.11 to $93.88.

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) will report its most recent quarterly results after the close on Wednesday. The consensus estimates call for $1.68 in EPS and $2.35 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen trading at $105.40, in a 52-week range of $100.23 to $125.93. The consensus price target is $119.65.

Tesla Inc.’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) first-quarter report is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. The consensus forecast is a net loss of $3.28 per share on $3.31 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $294.08 apiece. The consensus price target is $317.04, and the 52-week range is $244.59 to $389.61.

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: TEVA) is poised to post its most recent quarterly results before regular trading begins on Thursday. The consensus forecast is $0.66 in EPS and $4.80 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $17.83 apiece. The consensus price target is $19.33, and the 52-week range is $10.850 to $33.82.

Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) is expected to release its most recent quarterly report Thursday afternoon. The consensus forecast calls for $0.35 in EPS on $1.32 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $65.79 on Friday. The consensus target price is $76.36, and shares have changed hands between $50.91 and $79.63 in the past year.

And Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NASDAQ: BABA) is expected to release its most recent quarterly report early Friday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.86 in EPS on $9.27 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $177.16 on Friday. The consensus target price is $217.63, and shares have changed hands between $114.00 and $206.20 in the past year.

3 Stocks For The Coming Bear Market

Is it time to start taking a defensive posture in your long-term stock portfolio? My answer is an unequivocal “YES!” Here’s why:

The stock market has plunged and soared — both by 660-plus-points — with a major dip in February and a surge earlier this week. Battered by devastating news of trade wars and tariffs while buoyed by massive tax reform and surging economy, the market has gone psychotic.

The volatility may be signaling the end of the bull market.

Despite the mind-blowing longer-term uptrend, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down around 2% in 2018. Dow theorists are exclaiming that the bearish Dow Theory signals are incredibly close to firing.

Also, extreme volatility, which the market has seen this year, often signals a major market turn.

Remember, it takes a 20% decline from the highs in the major averages to define a bear market. Smart investors start to prepare long before a bear market is officially declared.

Indeed, the bull market can easily resume pushing stocks to all-time highs once again. In fact, I firmly believe we have until at least September until the bear market starts in earnest.

However, starting to move your capital into stocks that should best weather a market downturn is a wise move.

I screen for bear market stocks in three ways. The first way is non-cyclical defensive stocks, such as utilities and consumer staples. Next, I like exchange-traded funds (ETFs) tied to currencies, like the U.S. dollar or commodities. Finally, and this may surprise you, I look for large companies that have taken a beating during the bullish times.

Let’s look at each of these three bear market positions and drill into a stock fitting each one.

1. Defensive Stocks
This sector includes stocks like utilities and consumer staples that tend to pay a steady dividend and exhibit lower relative volatility than other market names. Be sure not to mix up defense stocks with defensive stocks in your research. They are entirely different animals.

Defensive stocks often lag the market during bullish runs and outperform during bearish periods. Their beta is usually around 0.5, meaning they will drop less than the market during plunges and underperform during bull runs.

My favorite defensive stock for the coming bear market is Kraft Heinz (Nasdaq: KHC). The stock fits both as a defensive stock and as a stock that has been beat lower — our third bear market search criteria.

Having grown up in Pittsburgh, touring the factory on elementary school field trips, Heinz has always been close to my heart as a company. Not to mention its products being in every restaurant and likely every home in North America.

However, shares have suffered from a 22% plunge in 2018 and an over 33% decline in the last 52 weeks. Talk about a beaten-down consumer defensive stock!

A $74 billion market cap, a 4%-plus dividend yield, and billions of dollars more in consumer goodwill — thanks to its multiple household name brands — make this company one to buy at the present discounted share price.

Although shouldered with a substantial debt load, behemoth investors like Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital own significant stakes in the company, proving its worth despite the debt issues.

What I like here is the fact that 3G is actively searching for acquisitions for Heinz to help settle the debt. Recently, an attempt was made to acquire Unilever, and I fully expect these acquisition forays to continue until a suitable target is captured. Some analysts have gone as far to say that monster Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) may be being seriously considered!

Next, emerging markets remain fertile ground for Heinz’s stable of favorite brands. Around 70% of sales are made in the United States opening up colossal opportunity to ramp up emerging and other foreign market exposure for the brands.

Finally, cost-cutting initiatives are underway that will further help the share price over time.

Getting long in the $60.00 per share zone with stops at $48.93 per share and a target price of $82.00 makes sense for this bear market pick.

2. Currency ETFs
I like bullish ETFs tied to the greenback during times of bearishness in the overall stock market. We have entered an economic regime of rising interest rates. There is no question that rates are going higher. The only legitimate questions are how high, how fast, and how long will the rate increase continue.

Higher rates mean a stronger U.S. dollar therefore ETFs, such as PowerShares DB US Dollar Bullish Fund (UUP), should outperform during rising rates irrespective of the overall stock market.

I love the non-correlated nature of the U.S. dollar bullish ETFs during bear market periods with rising rates.

3. Bull Market Beatdowns
Buying beat down stocks may seem counterintuitive at the start of a bear market. However, my experience has shown that bargain hunters go into overdrive during bear markets snapping up discounted stocks.

In this category, Mattel (Nasdaq: MAT) strikes my fancy as a good stock for the coming bear market or for whatever happens next.

Shares are off by nearly 50% in the last 52 weeks, and the company has a massively adverse return on equity (ROE) and net margin despite a market cap of $4.5 billion and revenue nearly the same.

Despite the dire numbers, I, like Mario Gabelli, firmly believe this company will soon make a turnaround.

Not to mention the fact that the technical chart is clearly indicating a bottom. A giant double base exists between November 6, 2017, and March 20, 2018, where shares bounced in the $13.00 zone.

Buying now in the $13.20 per share area with stops at $9.07 and a target price of $25.00 per share may be the best trade of the next few years.

Risks To Consider: No one knows the future. Defensive, bull market beatdowns, and even U.S. dollar-tied stocks, can crater during bear, or any other, market conditions. The rule to always use stops and position size properly is even more critical during bear market periods.

Action To Take: Consider starting to prepare for the coming bear market by shifting your holdings and/or going partially to cash in your long-term stock portfolio.

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