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Family and friends lend out about $89 billion in cash each year. More than a third of that total is used to help finance a new business while 6% of first-time home buyers get help from (usually) their parents. About a quarter of those loans were never paid back at all and more than 40% were only paid back partially.

The moral here is not to lend more than you can afford to lose. Sort of like playing poker or blackjack in a casino.

But what about lending your credit card to someone else, either a family member or good friend? How likely is that result in a bad outcome? According to a new survey of 2,253 U.S. adults by researchers at CreditCards.com, more than one-third of the time.

Nearly half (49%) of respondents who have ever owned a credit card admitted that they had lent the card to spouses, children, friends, co-workers or “other people” to make a purchase. More than a third (35%) experienced negative consequences.

Overspending by the card’s borrower hit 19% of the trusting souls, while 14% never got repaid and 10% reported that the card was lost, stolen or never returned. By extrapolation, the researchers estimate that 36 million Americans have been hurt by lending a credit card to someone else.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: BioDelivery Sciences International Inc.(BDSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ:BDSI) Director Francis E. Odonnell, Jr. sold 8,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.60, for a total value of $36,800.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about BioDelivery Sciences International (NASDAQ:BDSI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BioDelivery Sciences International earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the specialty pharmaceutical company an impact score of 46.960149735727 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI) shares were also up, gaining 19 percent to $2.3272 after the company announced board restructuring plan and $50m equity financing deal led by Broadfin to "significantly strengthen" financial position.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BioDelivery Sciences International (NASDAQ:BDSI) had its target price reduced by research analysts at HC Wainwright from $4.00 to $3.50 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock. HC Wainwright’s price objective points to a potential upside of 40.00% from the company’s current price.

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

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: The Joint Corp.(JYNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    The Joint (NASDAQ: JYNT) and Finjan (NASDAQ:FNJN) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) and The Joint (NASDAQ:JYNT) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Trinity Industries Inc.(TRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    OppenheimerFunds Inc. reduced its holdings in Trinity Industries Inc (NYSE:TRN) by 10.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 30,766 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 3,729 shares during the period. OppenheimerFunds Inc.’s holdings in Trinity Industries were worth $1,054,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Clearline Capital LP boosted its position in shares of Trinity Industries Inc (NYSE:TRN) by 306.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 241,769 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 182,296 shares during the quarter. Trinity Industries accounts for 7.3% of Clearline Capital LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 4th biggest holding. Clearline Capital LP’s holdings in Trinity Industries were worth $7,889,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC boosted its holdings in Trinity Industries Inc (NYSE:TRN) by 668.0% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,300 shares of the transportation company’s stock after buying an additional 8,089 shares during the period. CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC’s holdings in Trinity Industries were worth $319,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Trinity Industries Inc (NYSE:TRN) was up 1.1% during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $34.53 and last traded at $34.48. Approximately 77,366 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 96% from the average daily volume of 1,960,164 shares. The stock had previously closed at $34.10.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Coherent, Inc.(COHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

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

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

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Benchmark restated their buy rating on shares of Coherent (NASDAQ:COHR) in a research note published on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a $216.00 price objective on the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) stock jumped 20.6% in August, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The company published third-quarter results at the end of July that came in below the market’s expectations, but comments during the company’s earnings call appear to have helped the stock regain some ground.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Coherent (NASDAQ: COHR) and Integra Lifesciences (NASDAQ:IART) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Coca-Cola Company (KO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) was valued at $17.5 billion, and this is the exact same 400 million share stake as has been seen for years and years.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) reported upbeat results for its first quarter.

    The company said it earned 47 cents per share in the first quarter on revenue of $7.6 billion versus expectations of 46 cents per share and $7.3 billion.

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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.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (SSNLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Data from Statista shows Samsung (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF) is the industry leader, with a better-than-20% share of the LCD TV market, followed by LG Electronics at 12% and Chinese set maker TCL at almost 11%. Toshiba, which had as much as a 7.4% share back in 2010 (its high-water mark over the past decade), no longer even ranks among the top 10. Panasonic sits at the bottom with a 2.9% share.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    According to a report from DigiTimes, which cites industry sources,Apple(NASDAQ:AAPL) is trying to getSamsung(NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) to lower its asking prices for the organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays that’ll be used in the company’s next-generation high-end iPhone models.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    About Venmo. I don’t think it’s the game changer that many in the PayPal investment community think it is. It’s growing for sure but for me it is yet unproven and is the one point where Apple Pay (NASDAQ:AAPL), Samsung Pay (OTC:SSNLF) and potentially Square (NYSE: SQ) can actually land a punch. $9.4 billion in transaction volume last quarter and making it available in around two million U.S. retailers are signs of a growing business, but whether it will be used for retail purchases by its user base remains to be seen. I could be surprised on the upside in the coming 3-6 quarters. But as long as the company isn’t revealing the number of its users I won’t be holding my breath and including this in the factors that can contribute to sustained growth.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Samsung (OTC:SSNLF) will unveil its new flagship phones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, on February 25 at Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. Their new features could help the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus replicate the stellar success of the $999 iPhone X of Apple (AAPL). Canalys reported last month that Apple could have shipped out as much as 29 million units of its expensive iPhone X during Q4 2017.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Samsung(NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) Electronics recently reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2018. Samsung Electronics is a large conglomerate that consists of many different businesses, but the one that many consumers, and even investors, focus on is its mobile device business, which is the largest smartphone maker in the world by unit shipment volumes.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    For example, while Apple co-developed the organic light emitting diode (OLED) display that’s used on its latest-generation iPhone X smartphone with Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) Display, Apple partner LG Display is apparently having a hard time building OLED displays for this year’s upcoming iPhone models.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018: Royal Gold Inc.(RGLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    That’s not exactly great historical company. That also explains why gold fever is spreading among investors again, as it inevitably does when economic conversations turn gloomy. I think it’s better to buy and hold stocks for the long haul, but for those considering buying gold directly, I’d encourage a different strategy. That is, buying the best gold stock instead: streaming company Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD) (TSE:RGL) – Equities research analysts at B. Riley increased their Q2 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Royal Gold in a research note issued on Tuesday, April 17th. B. Riley analyst L. Pipes now forecasts that the basic materials company will post earnings of $0.46 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.45. B. Riley also issued estimates for Royal Gold’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.45 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.44 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.78 EPS.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Gold streaming company Franco-Nevada Corporation (NYSE:FNV) offers investors a unique way to gain exposure to precious metals, but when you compare it to peers Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) and Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (NYSE:WPM)it looks relatively expensive. That said, if you are looking to gold for diversification you might still find that Franco-Nevada Corporation stock is a buy.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Although gold streaming is something of a niche in the precious metals market, the largest competitors have been in the business since the 1980s,while new entrants are showing up as well (including hedge funds, private equity, and pension funds). Most investors, however, should probably stick with the largest, easiest to trade, and longest-tenured companies for now. Here are the top five.

    Company Market Cap Dividend Yield

    Franco-Nevada (NYSE:FNV) $13 billion 1.3%
    Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE:WPM) $9 billion 1.7%
    Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD) $6 billion 1.2%
    Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. $1.6 billion 1.6%
    Sandstorm Gold Ltd. $800 million N/A

    Franco-Nevada

    The largest streaming company by market cap is Franco-Nevada. As noted above, it has investments in nearly 300 mines, 50 of which are producing. However, it has taken diversification further than its peers by investing in around 80 oil and natural gas assets (57 producing), following the same basic business model. It’s not as pure a play on metals, but if you are looking for diversification, that non-precious-metals exposure is an interesting addition to the mix. That said, gold provides roughly 70% of its revenue, with silver at 15%, and oil and gas at just 7% (the rest is, effectively, “other”), meaning that gold is still the big driver of performance here. The company has increased its dividend annually for 10 consecutive years.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018: CACI International, Inc.(CACI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) and CACI (NYSE:CACI) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018: Flextronics International Ltd.(FLEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid cap electronic manufacturing services (EMS) stock Flextronics International Ltd (NASDAQ: FLEX) reported fiscal Q3 2017 earnings after the market closed on Thursday with results beating expectations. Q3 net sales grew 10% to$6.75 billion above the high end of the guidance range of $6.3 to $6.7 billion. GAAP net income was approximately $118 millionversus net income of $129 million.The earnings release also noted:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ: CYOU) fell 27.5 percent to $21.35 in pre-market trading.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) fell 19.7 percent to $13.36 in pre-market trading after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 10.5 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) fell 8.1 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8 percent to $110.05 in pre-market trading. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) fell 6.2 percent to $35.36 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: DB) fell 5 percent to $13.63 in pre-market trading.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 4.3 percent to $48.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 results.
    Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) shares fell 4 percent to $64.00 in pre-market trading. Colgate-Palmolive posted upbeat Q1 earnings, while sales missed estimates

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) fell by nearly 22% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $13.05 after closing at $16.64 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $19.71. Volume of about 28 million was nearly seven times the daily average of about 4.4 million. The company missed earnings estimates this morning and announced that it is investigating allegations of improper accounting.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Flex (FLEX)

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of manufacturing services provider Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) slumped on Friday after the company reported mixed fourth-quarter results and provided earnings guidance that fell short of analyst expectations. As of 11:15 a.m. EDT, the stock was down about 16%.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018: Geopark Ltd(GPRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Geopark (NYSE:GPRK) in a research note published on Tuesday morning.

    “We expect the Street to raise its estimates once again on the back of these strong results.”,” the firm’s analyst wrote.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018: Pinnacle Foods, Inc.(PF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF) had its target price increased by Deutsche Bank from $61.00 to $66.00 in a report issued on Friday. Deutsche Bank currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Synovus Financial Corp acquired a new stake in shares of Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF) in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund acquired 2,094 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $113,000.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares ofPinnacle Foods Inc.(NYSE:PF) were moving higher in April after the packaged-foods company became a target of activist investor Jana Partners. As a result the stock finished the month up 12%, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The company reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.01. Pinnacle Foods had a net margin of 17.93% and a return on equity of 14.39%. The firm had revenue of $778.83 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $767.94 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.50 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Pinnacle Foods will post 2.89 EPS for the current year.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF) – Research analysts at Jefferies Group dropped their Q2 2018 EPS estimates for Pinnacle Foods in a research report issued on Tuesday, May 8th. Jefferies Group analyst A. Jagdale now forecasts that the company will post earnings per share of $0.56 for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.58. Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $72.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Pinnacle Foods’ Q1 2019 earnings at $0.62 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.62 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.76 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.15 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.16 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.44 EPS.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018: Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation(IART)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) fell 23.4 percent to $5.25 in pre-market trading after a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.48 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.
    Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) fell 14 percent to $13.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat Q2 earnings and lowered FY18 organic growth guidance.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 13.2 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) shares fell 10.7 percent to $14.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 8.50 percent on Wednesday.
    BT Group plc (NYSE: BT) fell 9 percent to $14.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q4 results and announced plans to cut 13,000 jobs over the next three years.
    Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL) fell 8.3 percent to $19.90 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that IMblaze370 Phase 3 pivotal trial of atezolizumab and cobimetinib in patients with heavily pretreated locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer did not meet primary endpoint.
    Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN) fell 8.2 percent to $10.80 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) shares fell 7.4 percent to $43.00 in pre-market trading. Synaptics reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ: GOLD) shares fell 7.4 percent to $76.23 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 earnings.
    Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) shares fell 7 percent to $59.36 in pre-market trading. Integra LifeSciences priced its 5.25 million share public offering of common stock at $58.50 per share.
    Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) shares fell 6.9 percent to $12.75 in pre-m

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Integra Lifesciences (NASDAQ:IART) had its price objective hoisted by stock analysts at JPMorgan Chase from $57.00 to $65.00 in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a “neutral” rating on the life sciences company’s stock. JPMorgan Chase’s price target points to a potential upside of 2.23% from the stock’s current price.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018: Coca-Cola Company (KO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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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 Lisa Levin]

    The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) reported upbeat results for its first quarter.

    The company said it earned 47 cents per share in the first quarter on revenue of $7.6 billion versus expectations of 46 cents per share and $7.3 billion.

  • [By ]

    Goldman upgraded Coca-Cola Co. (KO) to neutral and downgraded Action Alerts PLUS holding PepsiCo to sell. Coca-Cola’s organic growth profile looks to improve with 4% or more organic sales growth expected in 2018, whereas Pepsi looks “comparably soft” at 2% to 2.5% growth.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    There were big disparities across Monster’s different lines of business. The core Monster Energy drinks division was the strongest in the company, with sales climbing nearly 17% from year-ago levels. By contrast, the strategic brands division — consisting of beverages Monster took control of as part of its strategic alignment with Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) — saw a 3% sales decrease. Some of that downward shift stemmed from changes in accounting rules, but even if you adjust for that impact, sales growth was much weaker there than for Monster’s legacy brands. The catch-all other segment, which includes the American Fruits & Flavors business, saw revenue slide 16%.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018: Radian Group Inc.(RDN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Radian Group (NYSE: RDN) and MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018: Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc.(APAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Synovus Financial Corp purchased a new stake in Artisan Partners Asset (NYSE:APAM) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 105,188 shares of the asset manager’s stock, valued at approximately $3,508,000. Synovus Financial Corp owned 0.14% of Artisan Partners Asset at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By ]

    Artisan Partners Asset Management (NYSE: APAM)
    Another asset manager MLP that has piqued my interest, Artisan employs an organic, creativity-driven investment process managing money in the small-cap, mid-cap, value, and international equity spaces. All of the firm’s investment management teams are afforded autonomy in pursuit of their particular investment discipline. At the end of 2017, assets under management (AUM) stood at $115.5 billion. At around $40.70 per unit, the stock is at the upper end of its 52-week range. However, on a forward P/E basis, APAM is still attractively priced with a forward P/E of 16.6, an 11% discount to the S&P 500. It also pays a 5.9% yield.

A Peek Into The Markets: US Stock Futures Down Ahead Of JC Penney Earnings

Pre-open movers

U.S. stock futures traded lower in early pre-market trade, ahead of earnings from J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP). Data on initial jobless claims for the latest week and the Philly Fed general conditions index for May will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. The index of leading economic indicators for April is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET. Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari is set to speak at 10:45 a.m. ET, while Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan will speak at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 24 points to 24,716.00, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index futures declined 4.75 points to 2,718.25. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index declined 28.50 points to 6,910.25.

Oil prices traded higher as Brent crude futures rose 0.74 percent to trade at $79.87 per barrel, while US WTI crude futures gained 0.88 percent to trade at $72.12 a barrel. The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on natural gas stocks in underground storage is schedule for release at 10:30 a.m. ET.

 

A Peek Into Global Markets

European markets were higher today, with the Spanish Ibex Index rising 0.30 percent, STOXX Europe 600 Index gaining 0.13 percent and German DAX 30 index gaining 0.26 percent. The UK's FTSE index was trading higher by 0.18 percent, while French CAC 40 Index rose 0.37 percent.

In Asian markets, Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average rose 0.53 percent, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index slipped 0.54 percent, China’s Shanghai Composite Index dropped 0.48 percent and India’s BSE Sensex slipped 0.67 percent.

Broker Recommendation

Analysts at Barclays upgraded The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) from Equal-Weight to Overweight.

Coca-Cola shares rose 0.91 percent to $41.93 in pre-market trading.

Breaking news

Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT) reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
Childrens Place Inc (NASDAQ: PLCE) reported downbeat results for its first quarter.
Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) reported downbeat results for its second quarter. Comps were down 0.1 percent in the quarter. The company sees third-quarter comps coming in flat to up 1 percent.
Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) reported better-than-expected results for its third quarter. The company sees fourth quarter earnings in the range of 68 cents-70 cents with sales growth of 4-6 percent.

A Peek Into The Markets: US Stock Futures Down Ahead Of JC Penney Earnings

Pre-open movers

U.S. stock futures traded lower in early pre-market trade, ahead of earnings from J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP). Data on initial jobless claims for the latest week and the Philly Fed general conditions index for May will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. The index of leading economic indicators for April is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET. Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari is set to speak at 10:45 a.m. ET, while Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan will speak at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 24 points to 24,716.00, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index futures declined 4.75 points to 2,718.25. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index declined 28.50 points to 6,910.25.

Oil prices traded higher as Brent crude futures rose 0.74 percent to trade at $79.87 per barrel, while US WTI crude futures gained 0.88 percent to trade at $72.12 a barrel. The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on natural gas stocks in underground storage is schedule for release at 10:30 a.m. ET.

 

A Peek Into Global Markets

European markets were higher today, with the Spanish Ibex Index rising 0.30 percent, STOXX Europe 600 Index gaining 0.13 percent and German DAX 30 index gaining 0.26 percent. The UK's FTSE index was trading higher by 0.18 percent, while French CAC 40 Index rose 0.37 percent.

In Asian markets, Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average rose 0.53 percent, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index slipped 0.54 percent, China’s Shanghai Composite Index dropped 0.48 percent and India’s BSE Sensex slipped 0.67 percent.

Broker Recommendation

Analysts at Barclays upgraded The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) from Equal-Weight to Overweight.

Coca-Cola shares rose 0.91 percent to $41.93 in pre-market trading.

Breaking news

Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT) reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
Childrens Place Inc (NASDAQ: PLCE) reported downbeat results for its first quarter.
Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) reported downbeat results for its second quarter. Comps were down 0.1 percent in the quarter. The company sees third-quarter comps coming in flat to up 1 percent.
Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) reported better-than-expected results for its third quarter. The company sees fourth quarter earnings in the range of 68 cents-70 cents with sales growth of 4-6 percent.

Best Value Stocks To Own Right Now

President Trump caused the U.S. dollar to slump Wednesday.

The dollar dropped 0.7%, a major move, after Trump told the Wall Street Journal that the dollar is “getting too strong.”

“I think our dollar is getting too strong, and partially that’s my fault because people have confidence in me,” Trump said. “But that’s hurting — that will hurt ultimately.”

The dollar hit its highest level in 13 years shortly after Trump won the election. It was widely viewed as a sign that investors believe America will grow faster than other parts of the world.

But now the dollar might be getting too mighty. The president is worried that US businesses, especially manufacturers, won’t be able to compete. American goods are more expensive relative to European or Japanese products when the dollar’s value is too high.

“It’s very, very hard to compete when you have a strong dollar and other countries are devaluing their currency,” Trump said.

Best Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Coca-Cola Company (KO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

    Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) is scheduled to release its first-quarter earnings report before the markets open on Tuesday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.46 in earnings per share (EPS) on $7.31 billion in revenue. The same period of last year reportedly had $0.43 in EPS on $9.13 billion in revenue.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    There were big disparities across Monster’s different lines of business. The core Monster Energy drinks division was the strongest in the company, with sales climbing nearly 17% from year-ago levels. By contrast, the strategic brands division — consisting of beverages Monster took control of as part of its strategic alignment with Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) — saw a 3% sales decrease. Some of that downward shift stemmed from changes in accounting rules, but even if you adjust for that impact, sales growth was much weaker there than for Monster’s legacy brands. The catch-all other segment, which includes the American Fruits & Flavors business, saw revenue slide 16%.

  • [By ]

    What do companies like Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), Campbell’s Soup (NYSE: CPB) and Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) all have in common?

    You might think not much. But think for a moment about some of the absolute chaos that has happened in the 20th century, not to mention this nascent 21st. There was World War I, World War II, Vietnam, etc. You had the Great Depression, the Oil embargo, the tech bubble, the global financial crisis… There were pandemics, assassinations, terror attacks the list goes on.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) and Anheuser Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) have long been bastions of bountiful dividend income for investors. With the soda titan and beer king currently yielding 3.5% and 3.8%, respectively, that remains the case today.

Best Value Stocks To Own Right Now: First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc.(FMBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Mid-Illinois Bancshares (FMBH)

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Best Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Revlon, Inc.(REV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
    Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
    Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
    Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
    Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
    MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
    Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CH

Best Value Stocks To Own Right Now: WellCare Helath Plans Inc.(WCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    WellCare (NYSE:WCG) had its target price boosted by Wells Fargo from $220.00 to $240.00 in a report released on Wednesday morning. Wells Fargo currently has an outperform rating on the stock.

Best Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Biglari Holdings Inc.(BH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Biglari Holdings (NYSE:BH)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $195.09 and last traded at $197.24, with a volume of 16566 shares. The stock had previously closed at $209.09.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) were down 20 percent to $339.00. Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

good stocks

Lowering drug prices may be nearly as complicated as bringing peace to the Middle East. But President Donald Trump plans to tackle the thorny health care issue in a long-awaited speech on Friday.

The president plans to provide a blueprint that lays out the framework of how he will reduce drug costs, according to senior administration officials. Unlike his fiscal 2019 budget proposal, the majority of the actions he’ll discuss Friday don’t need Congress’ approval, they said.

Trump has long promised to bring down the cost of drugs, but he has yet to weigh in on the issue at length.

During Trump’s tenure, administration officials have provided some insights into how they intend to address the cost of prescription medicines. The White House has made recommendations in the president’s budget request and in a report issued by the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar previewed some of the administration’s priorities in a speech before the American Hospital Association on Wednesday, saying the agency is focused on several problems in the drug industry.

good stocks: Citrix Systems Inc.(CTXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CIBC Asset Management Inc lowered its stake in shares of Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS) by 5.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 19,564 shares of the cloud computing company’s stock after selling 1,023 shares during the period. CIBC Asset Management Inc’s holdings in Citrix Systems were worth $1,816,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) had a very clear crossover to the upside on April 11, and since that day's close the stock is up 15 percent. This one is interesting also because the two moving averages have also recently diverged even further, indicating that the uptrend has only gotten stronger since the company posted an excellent Q1 earnings and Q2 guidance report that came in well above Wall Street's expectations. 

good stocks: Coca-Cola Company (KO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) reported upbeat results for its first quarter.

    The company said it earned 47 cents per share in the first quarter on revenue of $7.6 billion versus expectations of 46 cents per share and $7.3 billion.

  • [By ]

    (1) Coca-Cola’s (KO) quarter checked all the boxes: bullish CEO commentary; 1- cent earnings beat in a competitive industry; a beat on operating income; reiterated earnings outlook in a competitive industry. I would be a touch worried on what PepsiCo’s (PEP) quarter looks like off the solid Coke numbers, hearing the beverage and snacks giant has had some trouble of late with innovation. That said, the company’s new sparkling beverage Bubly looks like a winner. Here is my podcast with Coke’s Chief Financial Officer Kathy Waller from a couple weeks ago – definitely worth a listen on the ride into work.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) traded down about 2.7% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $41.95 after closing Tuesday at $43.07. The stock’s 52-week high is $48.62. Volume totaled around 15.2 million, about 20% above the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) posted better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE: HOG) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter and raised FY18 guidance.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Altria Group (NYSE:MO) and Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) have long been bastions of bountiful dividend income for investors. With the tobacco titan and soda giant currently yielding 5% and 3.6%, respectively, that remains the case today.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Csenge Advisory Group boosted its position in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) by 6.5% during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 26,483 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,606 shares during the period. Csenge Advisory Group’s holdings in The Coca-Cola were worth $1,215,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

good stocks: NetSol Technologies Inc.(NTWK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

good stocks: Cadiz, Inc.(CDZI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cadiz (NASDAQ: CDZI) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Water supply” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Cadiz to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.

Better Buy: Altria Group vs. Coca-Cola

Altria Group (NYSE:MO) and Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) have long been bastions of bountiful dividend income for investors. With the tobacco titan and soda giant currently yielding 5% and 3.6%, respectively, that remains the case today.

But which of these dividend stalwarts is the better buy? Let’s find out.

Rising stacks of gold coins with dice above them that spell yield

Image source: Getty Images.

Competitive advantage

Altria once enjoyed a seemingly unassailable competitive position, but the cigarette colossus is now facing potential disruption from new forms of nicotine inhalation, such as vaping. Altria is attempting to counter this threat by introducing new heated tobacco products, but it’s not yet clear whether these moves will be enough to offset declining sales of traditional tobacco products.

Like Altria, Coca-Cola finds itself on the wrong side of several trends, as consumers shift away from high-sugar and artificially sweetened beverages. But while its soda business stagnates, Coca-Cola has moved to diversify its beverage empire into naturally flavored juices, teas, and bottled water, among other areas. Coca-Cola therefore enjoys broader revenue diversification than the largely tobacco-focused Altria and a stronger overall competitive position.

Advantage: Coca-Cola

Financial strength

Let’s now take a look at some key metrics to see how Altria and Coca-Cola stack up in regards to financial fortitude.

Metric

Altria

Coca-Cola

Revenue

$19.49 billion

$35.41 billion

Operating income

$9.59 billion

$9.43 billion

Operating cash flow

$4.92 billion

$7.11 billion

Free cash flow

$4.72 billion

$5.43 billion

Cash

$1.25 billion

$20.68 billion

Debt

$13.89 billion

$47.75 billion

Data sources: Morningstar, Yahoo! Finance.

Altria and Coca-Cola excel at turning cigarettes and soda into cash for investors. However, Coca-Cola has a far more cash-rich balance sheet, which makes it the more financially sound business.

Advantage: Coca-Cola

Growth

With demand for cigarettes and soda likely to decline further in the years ahead, revenue growth will remain a challenge for both Altria and Coca-Cola in the coming years. Still, thanks to price hikes and cost cuts, Altria’s earnings per share are forecast to grow by about 10% annually over the next five years.Meanwhile, Coca-Cola’s EPS is expected to rise by less than 8%annually over the next half-decade, driven mostly by the company’s margin-expansion initiatives. Thus, Altria has the edge when it comes to expected EPS growth.

Advantage: Altria

Valuation

No better-buy discussion should take place without a look at valuation. Let’s check out some key value metrics for Coca-Cola and Altria, including price-to-free cash flow, price-to-earnings, and price-to-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratios.

Metric

Altria

Coca-Cola

P/FCF

22.56

33.78

Forward P/E

12.95

18.99

PEG

1.43

2.73

Data sources: Morningstar, Yahoo! Finance.

On all three metrics, Altria’s stock is considerably less expensive than that of Coca-Cola. Investors appear to be pricing in the possibility that a slowdown in heated-tobacco product sales could cause Altria to fall short of analysts’ growth projections. That may prove to be the case, but at this point, much of this risk is already baked into Altria’s stock price. And at these levels, Altria is the better bargain.

Advantage: Altria

The better buy is…

Ultimately, you’ll need to decide which of these factors is more important to you. Investors with low risk tolerance will find Coca-Cola’s broader revenue diversification and balance sheet strength more attractive. Value investors will likely be more intrigued by Altria’s lower-priced stock. Either way, you’ll be buying a proven business that should continue to deliver bountiful dividend income for many years to come.

Top Growth Stocks To Invest In 2019

Over the last two years, it’s been clear Walmart (NYSE:WMT) is positioning itself as a competitor to Amazon. After paying $3.3 billion for e-commerce provider Jet.com in 2016, Walmart has increasingly encroached on Amazon’s turf by attempting to lure Amazon’s core consumer base, move into new industries, and replicate Amazon’s disruption-focused mindset.

With all the excitement about its digital changes, Walmart’s core terrestrial operations may have flown under the radar. Last year total revenue increased 3%, with the heavily watched Walmart U.S. comparable sales increasing 2.1%. While this figure was the highest growth rate since 2009, it does include e-commerce growth of 44%, which points to much slower growth from the physical channel.

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Needless to say, Walmart will continue to be led by its in-store sales for the intermediate future, and should work to grow traffic and sales in the channel. Its newest strategy should accomplish both goals, and deep-value retailers should be worried.

Top Growth Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated(RBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Raymond James has downgraded Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (USA) (NYSE: RBA) common stock to Market Perform

    Loop Capital's Betsy Van Hees sees storage, networking, and connectivity as the 3 reasons why Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) will return to top-Line growth. She reiterated her Buy rating and $18 price target. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
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Top Growth Stocks To Invest In 2019: Coca-Cola Company (KO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Excluding the company’s stake in Kraft Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC), its top five holdings at the end of last year were as follows:

    American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP): a 17.6% stake valued at $15 billion with a cost basis of $1.3 billion Phillips 66 Co. (NYSE: PSX): a 14.9% stake valued at $7.5 billion and a cost basis of $5.8 billion Moody’s Corp. (NYSE: MCO): a 12.9% stake valued at $3.6 billion with a cost basis of $248 million Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC): a 9.9% stake valued at $29.3 billion and a cost basis of $11.8 billion Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO): a 9.4% stake valued at $18.4 billion with a cost basis of $1.2 billion

    The following are a few of Buffett’s comments from the letter.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Beverage companies such as PepsiCo and The Coca-Cola Co. (KO)  have been struggling recently to boost sales of sugary, carbonated drinks as more and more consumers shift to healthier eating habits. PepsiCo has the upper hand, though, as it does not rely solely on beverages.

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    “I can see Isodiol being the dominant company in the CBD space, not only in the U.S., but in the whole world,” Washington said, pointing out that he believes the firm will soon be able to compete with early-entrant GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR (NASDAQ: GWPH), even becoming the The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) or PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) of cannabis therapeutics.

Top Growth Stocks To Invest In 2019: Lawson Products Inc.(LAWS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) is scheduled to announce its earnings results on Thursday, April 19th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.16 per share for the quarter.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018

Doug Hughes focuses on lesser-known, small cap regional banks; the editor of Bank Newsletter looks for banks that operate in attractive regional markets, often ones that would be attractive acquisition targets.

AvidBank Holdings (AVBH) has the fastest growth of any bank out there and yet is still one of the safest with almost no bad loans, and a great, great market area in Palo Alto, California.

Management knows what it is doing and they will likely sell within 3 years. Earnings power is $3.00 a share by 2018. This is a great bank that is operating in great markets.

I consider the shares to be very safe, make it a top holding in the current environment.

With rates going up and most large regionals banks up 30% or more recently a deal price would now have to be at least 2.5 times book or $32 a share.

In my view, this stock has almost zero downside risk in an otherwise high-risk market. Buy now and sleep well. I consider the stock to have an excellent risk-reward ratio. 

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: TransUnion(TRU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Ready To Shop? A highlight this coming week is Black Friday, and recent data hint that shoppers might be ready. A record 195.9 million consumers now have access to revolving credit such as bank-issued and private label credit cards, TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) said in a recent press release. This is the highest level of revolving credit access since TRU began measuring the variable and is greater than the 192.6 million consumers who had access to such credit products in Q3 2016. “The third quarter of 2017 exhibited a lending market that continued to operate in a stable manner, with consumers continuing to gain access to credit and take advantage of that access,” said Ezra Becker, senior vice president and head of research and consulting for TransUnion, in the press release. “However, we are beginning to see a slowdown in originations, which may be a signal of saturation in the lower-risk credit tiers and some pull-back in lender risk appetite in the higher-risk tiers.” Still, Becker predicted a “robust holiday shopping season.”

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: WellCare Helath Plans Inc.(WCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    WellCare (NYSE:WCG) had its target price boosted by Wells Fargo from $220.00 to $240.00 in a report released on Wednesday morning. Wells Fargo currently has an outperform rating on the stock.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Peak Resorts, Inc.(SKIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Peak Resorts Inc (NASDAQ: SKIS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.40 per share on revenue of $42.59 million.

    BMC Stock Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: STCK) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $449.59 million.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.(AFSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) were down around 18 percent to $22.79 after the company posted downbeat Q4 earnings.

    Shutterstock Inc (NYSE: SSTK) was down, falling around 19 percent to $42.04 after the company reported downbeat Q4 results and issued a weak outlook.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, financial shares fell 0.24 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI), down 18 percent, and GSV Capital Corp (NASDAQ: GSVC), down 9 percent.

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    CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD) shares fell 27.5 percent to $1.50 after the company reported Q4 results and issued a business update.
    Bioamber Inc (NYSE: BIOA) shares tumbled 23.6 percent to $2.40. BioAmber reported FY16 adjusted loss of $1.07 per share on revenue of $8.3 million.
    The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) shares dipped 20.9 percent to $41.62.
    Innocoll Holdings PLC (NASDAQ: INNL) shares fell 20.3 percent to $1.49. Innocoll posted a narrower-than-expected quarter loss, but revenue missed estimates. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Innocoll from Buy to Hold.
    Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: ROSG) shares declined 20.3 percent to $3.83. On Thursday, Rosetta Genomics disclosed a 1-for-12 reverse stock split.
    Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ESPR) shares dropped 19.9 percent to $23.76. Esperion Therapeutics shares have jumped 106.19 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 16.70 percent in the same period.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) tumbled 18.3 percent to $17.65. AmTrust Financial disclosed that it will delay its annual report filing for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.
    Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK) slipped 17.7 percent to $6.85. Qualstar reported a Q4 loss of $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.2 milli
  • [By Paul Ausick]

    AmTrust Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: AFSI) dropped more than 18% Monday, to post a new 52-week low of $22.58 after closing at $27.66 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $28.48. Volume was more than 10 times the daily average of around 670,000 shares. The company missed profit estimates this morning.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    AmTrust Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: AFSI) dropped about 28% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $13.51 after closing Monday at $18.87. The stock’s 52-week high is $28.48. Volume of about 19 million shares was about 9 times the daily average of around 2.1 million. A whistleblower report has resulted in an SEC probe into the company’s accounting practices.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: TTM Technologies, Inc.(TTMI)

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)
  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of circuit board manufacturer TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI) have jumped today, up by 10% as of 3 p.m. EST, after the company reported fourth-quarter earnings.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Virtu Financial, Inc.(VIRT)

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.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Virtu Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) had a large buyer at the desk last week. TJMT Holdings, an investment vehicle for the founder and Executive Chairman Vincent Viola, bought a 50,000 share blockat $15.88 apiece. The total price for the trade was $794,345. The company provides market making and liquidity services to the financial markets worldwide. Shares closed last Friday at $15.95, in a 52 week range of$12.35 to $23.97, and the consensus price target is $16.31.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Franklin Covey Company(FC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

     

    Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $1.81 billion.
    ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE: CAG) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $751.52 million.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $2.95 billion.
    McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share.
    Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCHN) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $356.41 million.
    Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE: FC) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $49.89 million.
    Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.99 per share on revenue of $148.43 million.

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(JNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap women’s health therapeutic stock Juniper Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: JNP):

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Monday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting women’s health stock Juniper Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: JNP):

    Juniper Pharmaceuticals shares have yet to break under a key support level at $5.00. But, waiting until that happens may be too late. After some continued testing of that floor, if-and-when the support should break, the ensuing selloff could materialize in a hurry. If you’re not it at the time it happens, you may not be able to get in at a decent price.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Antares Pharma, Inc.(ATRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Antares Pharma (NASDAQ:ATRS) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, healthcare shares fell 0.32 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Antares Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: ATRS), down 38 percent, and Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: INFI) down 16 percent.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Coca-Cola Company (KO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Represented are Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC), Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO), and Kraft Heinz Co. (Nasdaq: KHC), just to name a few.

    The Berkshire portfolio has 34 dividend stocks in total; of those, eight yield dividend returns in excess of 3% annually, according to Buffett’s latest SEC 13F filing on Feb. 14, 2017.

  • [By ]

    (1) Coca-Cola’s (KO) quarter checked all the boxes: bullish CEO commentary; 1- cent earnings beat in a competitive industry; a beat on operating income; reiterated earnings outlook in a competitive industry. I would be a touch worried on what PepsiCo’s (PEP) quarter looks like off the solid Coke numbers, hearing the beverage and snacks giant has had some trouble of late with innovation. That said, the company’s new sparkling beverage Bubly looks like a winner. Here is my podcast with Coke’s Chief Financial Officer Kathy Waller from a couple weeks ago – definitely worth a listen on the ride into work.

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    See also: 3 Reasons Alcoa Is No Longer The Curtain-Raising Event Of Earnings Season

    5. DuPont
    Company: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE: DD). Date of Reporting: Tuesday, before the market open. EPS Estimate vs. Year-ago EPS: $1.29 versus $1.24. Revenue Estimate: $7.29 billion versus $7.06 billion. Stock Gain/Loss (year to date): 14.97 percent.
    6. AT&T
    Company: AT&T Inc (NYSE: T). Date of Reporting: Tuesday, after the market close. EPS Estimate vs. Year-ago EPS: $0.74 versus $0.72. Revenue Estimate: $39.82 billion versus $40.52 billion. Stock Gain/Loss (year to date): (-14.6 percent).
    7. Coca-Cola
    Company: The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO). Date of Reporting: Wednesday, before the market open. EPS Estimate vs. Year-ago EPS: $0.58 versus $0.60. Revenue Estimate: $9.65 billion versus $11.52 billion. Stock Gain/Loss (year to date): 8.32 percent.
    8. Boeing
    Company: Boeing Co (NYSE: BA). Date of Reporting: Wednesday, before the market open. EPS Estimate vs. Year-ago EPS: $2.31 versus $2.47. Revenue Estimate: $23.07 billion versus $24.75 billion. Stock Gain/Loss (year to date): 36.03 percent.
    9. Procter & Gamble
    Company: Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE: PG). Date of Reporting: Thursday, before the market open. EPS Estimate vs. Year-ago EPS: $0.78 versus $0.79. Revenue Estimate: $16.02 billion versus $16.1 billion. Stock Gain/Loss (year to date): 4.98 percent.
    10. Verizon
    Company

Boeing, Caterpillar, Microsoft and More Dow Earnings Coming This Week

Although markets were somewhat shaky for the first big week of the new earnings reporting season, they ultimately closed up for the second week in a row. This is only a small step, but it has proven that solid fundamentals can stabilize this market.

Ten of the indexs 30 components are expected to share their results this week. The Dow Jones industrial index has been subject to incredible volatility since January, but as we mentioned before, this earnings season could stabilize the index.

24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of the Dow Jones industrial average companies scheduled to report their quarterly results this week. Here, we have included the consensus earnings estimates from Thomson Reuters, as well as the stock price and trading history.

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

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.

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) is expected to report its first-quarter results on Tuesday. The analysts consensus forecast is EPS of $2.52 on $8.26 billion in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $156.71 as last week came to a close. The consensus price target is $170.75, and the stock has a 52-week range of $139.13 to $171.69.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) will share its latest quarterly earnings on Tuesday. The consensus estimates call for $2.08 in EPS and $11.98 billion in revenue. Shares ended last week at $153.25, in a 52-week range of $93.81 to $173.24. The consensus analyst target is $178.26.

Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) is scheduled to share its quarterly report on Tuesday as well. The consensus estimates are $0.46 in EPS on $7.31 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen at $43.74. The stock has a 52-week range of $42.19 to $48.62, and the consensus price target is $50.03.

On Tuesday, Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report its most recent quarterly results. The consensus analyst estimates are $1.71 in EPS and revenue of $9.05 billion. Shares of Verizon were at $47.90 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $56.08, and the 52-week range is $42.80 to $54.77.

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) is expected to report its first-quarter results on Wednesday. The analysts consensus forecast is EPS of $2.56 on $22.09 billion in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $338.67 as last week came to a close. The consensus price target is $387.29, and the stock has a 52-week range of $175.47 to $371.60.

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) will share its latest quarterly earnings on Wednesday. The consensus estimates call for $1.02 in EPS and $4.8 billion in revenue. Shares ended last week at $124.20, in a 52-week range of $90.98 to $126.88. The consensus analyst target is $140.09.

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Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) is scheduled to share its quarterly report on Thursday. The consensus estimates are $0.72 in EPS on $15.05 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen at $51.53. The stock has a 52-week range of $33.23 to $52.28, and the consensus price target is $54.22.

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) also is expected to report its most recent quarterly results on Thursday. The consensus analyst estimates are $0.85 in EPS and revenue of $25.77 billion. Shares of Microsoft were at $95.00 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $105.21, and the 52-week range is $65.45 to $97.24.

On Friday, Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) is scheduled to reveal its first-quarter results. The consensus estimates are $1.49 in EPS and $40.7 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $122.31 as the week came to a close. The consensus price target is $135.88. The 52-week range is $102.55 to $133.88.

Look for Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) to report its most recent quarterly results on Friday too. Analysts are looking for EPS of $1.16 and $66.78 billion in revenue. The shares were changing hands at $79.00 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $85.98, and the 52-week range is $72.16 to $89.30.

Also see our separate previews of major pharma and biotech earnings and of the FANGs and more reporting this week.

Boeing, Caterpillar, Microsoft and More Dow Earnings Coming This Week

Although markets were somewhat shaky for the first big week of the new earnings reporting season, they ultimately closed up for the second week in a row. This is only a small step, but it has proven that solid fundamentals can stabilize this market.

Ten of the indexs 30 components are expected to share their results this week. The Dow Jones industrial index has been subject to incredible volatility since January, but as we mentioned before, this earnings season could stabilize the index.

24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of the Dow Jones industrial average companies scheduled to report their quarterly results this week. Here, we have included the consensus earnings estimates from Thomson Reuters, as well as the stock price and trading history.

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

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.

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) is expected to report its first-quarter results on Tuesday. The analysts consensus forecast is EPS of $2.52 on $8.26 billion in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $156.71 as last week came to a close. The consensus price target is $170.75, and the stock has a 52-week range of $139.13 to $171.69.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) will share its latest quarterly earnings on Tuesday. The consensus estimates call for $2.08 in EPS and $11.98 billion in revenue. Shares ended last week at $153.25, in a 52-week range of $93.81 to $173.24. The consensus analyst target is $178.26.

Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) is scheduled to share its quarterly report on Tuesday as well. The consensus estimates are $0.46 in EPS on $7.31 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen at $43.74. The stock has a 52-week range of $42.19 to $48.62, and the consensus price target is $50.03.

On Tuesday, Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report its most recent quarterly results. The consensus analyst estimates are $1.71 in EPS and revenue of $9.05 billion. Shares of Verizon were at $47.90 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $56.08, and the 52-week range is $42.80 to $54.77.

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) is expected to report its first-quarter results on Wednesday. The analysts consensus forecast is EPS of $2.56 on $22.09 billion in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $338.67 as last week came to a close. The consensus price target is $387.29, and the stock has a 52-week range of $175.47 to $371.60.

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) will share its latest quarterly earnings on Wednesday. The consensus estimates call for $1.02 in EPS and $4.8 billion in revenue. Shares ended last week at $124.20, in a 52-week range of $90.98 to $126.88. The consensus analyst target is $140.09.

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Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) is scheduled to share its quarterly report on Thursday. The consensus estimates are $0.72 in EPS on $15.05 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen at $51.53. The stock has a 52-week range of $33.23 to $52.28, and the consensus price target is $54.22.

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) also is expected to report its most recent quarterly results on Thursday. The consensus analyst estimates are $0.85 in EPS and revenue of $25.77 billion. Shares of Microsoft were at $95.00 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $105.21, and the 52-week range is $65.45 to $97.24.

On Friday, Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) is scheduled to reveal its first-quarter results. The consensus estimates are $1.49 in EPS and $40.7 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $122.31 as the week came to a close. The consensus price target is $135.88. The 52-week range is $102.55 to $133.88.

Look for Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) to report its most recent quarterly results on Friday too. Analysts are looking for EPS of $1.16 and $66.78 billion in revenue. The shares were changing hands at $79.00 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $85.98, and the 52-week range is $72.16 to $89.30.

Also see our separate previews of major pharma and biotech earnings and of the FANGs and more reporting this week.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Even on a day like today, somebody had to be the worst performer in the S&P 500, and today that somebody is Envision Healthcare (EVHC), which missed earnings forecasts last night.

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Envision Healthcaredropped 6.3% to $65.59 today, while the S&P 500 climbed 1.4% to 2,395.96.

Barclays analyst Joshua Raskin and team write that “last night was the first bump in that road” but kept their Overweight rating on Envision,w which completed its merger with AmSurg in December. They explain why:

Over the past two decades we have seen many transformational deals in healthcare
services. A large majority of them get off to difficult starts. But then there is the bifurcation. Some transactions continue to pressure the purchaser (Davita (DVA) and Healthcare Partners for example), while others reset the expectations and then reap significant long term benefits (CVS (CVS) and Caremark for example). The weaker outlook for the newly combined Envision was not entirely a surprise in light of the magnitude of the merger. The real question becomes does the management team fully understand the magnitude of the weakness, the drivers of the weakness and are those now included in guidance for the future. We are confident that the combined entity will generate cost synergies as well as revenue opportunities that were not available to either of the legacy entities. We believe that the remaining segments, after a portfolio review that is leading to expected divestitures, will be solid growth businesses. We simply acknowledge that the path to that higher earnings base may be volatile, and last night was the first bump in that road.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pegasystems Inc.(PEGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    As for individual stocks, Snap (NYSE:SNAP) and Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) made big moves following the companies’ quarterly earnings reports.

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares ofPegasystems Inc.(NASDAQ:PEGA) jumped 31.5% in 2016,according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, largely thanks to a strong quarterly report from the business management software specialist late in the year.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sterling Construction Company Inc(STRL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Sterling Construction Co. Inc (STRL) : “I’m going to stick with U.S. Concrete (USCR) .”

    B&G Foods (BGS) : “No, we’re going to stay away. This group is a snake pit.”

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on BGC Partners (BGCP) , Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) , Sterling Construction Co. Inc.  (STRL) and B&G Foods (BGS) .

    Search Jim Cramer’s “Mad Money” trading recommendations using our exclusive “Mad Money” Stock Screener.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ARIAD Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ARIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Healthcare shares gained around 0.73 percent in trading on Monday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA), and VCA Inc (NASDAQ: WOOF).

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Intellipharmaceutics International Inc.(IPCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    IntelliPharmaCeutics Intl Inc (USA) (NASDAQ: IPCI) shares dropped 45 percent to $1.38 as the company disclosed that a FDA panel voted against approving the company’s NDA for Rexista™ abuse-deterrent oxycodone hydrochloride extended release tablets.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Coca-Cola Company (The)(KO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    All but two of the Dow components have been in the green in the year-to-date period. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) tops the list of gainers among the Dow components, with a 42.95 percent gain in the year-to-date period. Only The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO), with a marginal loss, and Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE), with a double-digit percentage loss, have been decliners in the year-to-date period.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Position: Long GLD small, bonds, SDS; short TLT small, SPY small .

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) CEO Muhtar Kent snagged an outrageously high bonus last year, even though the beverage distributer reported less than stellar financials.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) fourth-quarter results are expected on Friday. The consensus forecast is $0.39 in EPS on $7.4 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen at $43.13. The consensus price target is $49.87. The 52-week range is $40.22 to $48.62.

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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Top 10 Promising Stocks To Watch Right Now

Wells Fargo’s Bonnie Herzog and team argue that Starbucks’ (SBUX) partnership withAnheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) to bottle and sell tea will “transform the tea market much like Starbucks did with coffee.” They explain:

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StarbucksTo Enter Fast Growing, Premium Ready-to-Drink (RTD) Category withAnheuser Busch Inbev Partnership Starbucks announced late yesterday that it expects to finalize a definitive agreement with Anheuser-Busch by 2H16 to jointly produce, bottle, distribute and market the first RTD version of Teavana in the U.S. with an initial launch expected in the 1H17. We view this as a significant opportunity forStarbucks to extend its reach into one of the fastest growing RTD segments, the premium RTD tea category, which while a small part of the $125B global tea industry, is growing in the mid-teens with annual sales at $1.1B. GivenStarbucks’ expertise in teas and the sheer reach of Anheuser-Buschs distribution network, we estimateStarbucks could take ~25-30% share of the RTD premium tea segment within the first full year (FY18E), driving an incremental $200-250M in revenue and approximately $0.03-0.04 of EPS, or ~1-2% of incremental growth. Bottom line We believeAnheuser-Busch will make an exceptional DSD partner that will expand a valuable route-to-market forStarbucks and transform the tea market much likeStarbucks did with coffee.

Top 10 Promising Stocks To Watch Right Now: Transcananda Pipelines Ltd.(TRP)

Transcanada Corporation operates as an energy infrastructure company in North America. The company operates in three segments: Natural Gas Pipelines, Oil Pipelines, and Energy. The Natural Gas Pipelines segment develops and operates energy infrastructure, including natural gas pipelines and regulated gas storage facilities. Its network of natural gas pipelines extends approximately 60,000 km tapping into gas supply basins in North America. The Oil Pipelines segment operates Keystone crude oil pipeline system, which includes completed 3,467 km Wood River/Patoka and Cushing Extension phases, and the proposed 2,673 km U.S. Gulf Coast Expansion. The Energy segment engages in the acquisition, development, construction, ownership, and operation of electrical power generation plants; the purchase and marketing of electricity; the provision of electricity account services to energy and industrial customers; and the development, construction, ownership, and operation of non-regulat ed natural gas storage in Alberta. The company was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chad Tracy]

    The most obvious is TransCanada (NYSE: TRP), the company that has submitted the proposal for the expansion. 

    TransCanada's cash flow is derived from natural gas (62%), oil/liquids (16%), and energy (22%), which includes natural gas storage.

Top 10 Promising Stocks To Watch Right Now: Newfield Exploration Company(NFX)

 

Newfield Exploration Company, an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the United States. Its principal areas of operation include the Anadarko and Arkoma basins of Oklahoma, the Williston Basin of North Dakota, the Uinta Basin of Utah, and the Maverick and Gulf Coast basins of Texas. The company also holds offshore oil developments in China. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved reserves of approximately 509 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

Top Paper Stocks To Buy For 2016: American Tower Corporation (REIT)(AMT)

 

American Tower Corporation is a real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in leasing of space on multi-tenant communications sites to wireless service providers, radio and television broadcast companies, wireless data and data providers, government agencies and municipalities and tenants in a number of other industries. American Tower Corporation was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Smith]

    The two names which come to mind as potential buyers are American Tower (AMT) and Crown Castle International (CCI) as the assets would be natural for them to purchase. It would be a large transaction though which would be about 1/6th the current market cap of American Tower and 1/4th the size of Crown Castle’s market cap. Another possible buyer could be a hedge fund, and although there are few names out there specializing in this industry, at the end of the day it is a real estate game and all about the leverage and cash flows. Readers should watch this story because if AT&T does in fact sell its towers, it might be set to make a move on the chess board.

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    Before the bell on Monday, analysts at Nomura Securities upgraded telecommunication tower site operator American Tower Corp (AMT) due to an industry wide upgrade of telecom tower operators, including the non-dividend paying companies SAB Comm (SBAC) and Crown Castle (CCI).

    The analysts upgraded AMT from “Neutral” to “Buy” and now see shares reaching $90, up from the previous price target of $85. This new price target suggests a 22% upside to the stock’s Friday closing price of $73.71.

    “Tower industry revenue grew over 20% in 1H13, helped by strong carrier network spending and tower acquisitions,” Nomura analyst Adam Ilkowitz noted. “On an organic basis, we believe site rental revenue growth of ~11% for the tower operators is a sign of the health of the U.S. wireless industry and elevated capital spending. After 30% portfolio growth in 2012 across the three tower operators, profitability is recovering from diluted levels. Despite a still-tepid global economy, carriers are investing in their networks to respond to consumer demands and traffic growth. With our positive outlook and upwardly revised estimates, we are increasing our target prices for AMT and SBAC both from $85 to $90 and raising AMT to a Buy. We are raising our 2014 AFFO estimates for all three operators given strong activity levels and announced acquisitions.”

    Furthermore, the analysts at Nomura lowered AMT’s fiscal 2013 adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) estimates from $3.69 to $3.65, but raised its fiscal 2014 AFFO estimates from $4.25 to $4.50.

    American Tower Corp shares were inactive during pre-market trading on Monday. The stock is up 22.83% year-to-date.

Top 10 Promising Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nuance Communications Inc.(NUAN)

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

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is the company that brought you the Siri application that you can talk to on your iPhone. The stock also got crushed after an earnings miss this year. Mega-investor Carl Icahn has accumulated a 16.9% share of the company and may be looking for more. The consensus target for the stock sits at $22.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

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

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

Top 10 Promising Stocks To Watch Right Now: Mastercard Incorporated(MA)

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alex Planes]

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

Top 10 Promising Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nabors Industries Ltd.(NBR)

 

Nabors Industries Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides drilling and rig services. It offers equipment manufacturing, rig instrumentation, optimization software, and directional drilling services; and patented steering systems and rig instrumentation software systems, including ROCKIT directional drilling system that provides data collection services to oil and gas exploration and service companies, and RIGWATCH software, which monitors a rigs real-time performance and daily reporting for drilling operations. The company also manufactures and sells top drives, catwalks, wrenches, draw works, and other drilling related equipment; and offers well-site services, such as engineering, transportation and disposal, construction, maintenance, well logging, directional drilling, data collection, and other support services. As of December 31, 2015, it marketed approximately 430 rigs for land-based drilling operations in the U nited States, Canada, and approximately 20 other countries worldwide; and 42 rigs for offshore drilling operations in the United States and internationally; and 6 jackup units. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

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

    Sohu.com Inc (NASDAQ: SOHU) is projected to report a quarterly loss at $0.57 per share on revenue of $406.50 million.

Top 10 Promising Stocks To Watch Right Now: TSR Inc.(TSRI)

TSR, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides contract computer programming services to commercial customers, and state and local government agencies in the metropolitan New York area, New England, and the mid-Atlantic region. It offers technical computer personnel to supplement in-house information technology capabilities. The company provides its staffing services in the areas of mainframe and mid-range computer operations, personal computers and client-server support, Internet and e-commerce operations, voice and data communications, and help desk support capabilities. TSR, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is based in Hauppauge, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    TSR Inc (NASDAQ: TSRI) shares shot up 35 percent to $5.15 following Q4 results. TSR reported Q4 earnings of $0.09 per share on revenue of $15.5 million.

Top 10 Promising Stocks To Watch Right Now: Safeway Inc.(SWY)

Safeway Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food and drug retailer in North America. The company operates stores that provide an array of grocery items, food, and general merchandise, as well as features specialty departments, such as bakery, delicatessen, floral, and pharmacy, as well as coffee shops and fuel centers. It also offers SELECT line of products that include baked goods, sparkling ciders and lemonades, salsas, whole bean coffees, frozen pizzas and entrees, and fresh and dry pastas and sauces, as well as an array of ice creams, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts; O ORGANICS line, which comprises milk, chicken, salads, juices, and entrees; Lucerne line of dairy products; Eating Right line of better-for-you products; Bright Green line of home care products; Total Pet Care line of pet foods and pet care products; and Value Red line of value-priced paper goods. As of December 31, 2009, Safeway operated approximately 1,725 stores in California, Oregon, Wash ington, Alaska, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, the Chicago metropolitan area, and the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba/Saskatchewan. In addition, the company owns and operates GroceryWorks.com Operating Company, LLC, an online grocery channel, doing business under the names Safeway.com, Vons.com, and Genuardis.com; and Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc., which provides third-party gift cards, prepaid cards, telecom cards, and sports and entertainment cards to North American retailers for sale to retail customers. Additionally, it engages in gift card businesses in the United Kingdom, France, Mexico, and Australia. Further, the company, through a 49% ownership interest in Casa Ley, S.A. de C.V. operates 156 food and general merchandise stores in Western Mexico. The company was formerly known as Safeway Stores, Incorporated and changed its name to Safeway Inc. in February 1990. Safeway was founded in 1915 and is based in Pleasanton, California. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    On Friday, Credit Suisse announced that it has upgraded food and drug retailer Safeway Inc. (SWY).

    The firm has raised its rating on SWY from “Underperform” to “Outperform” due a a valuation call. Analysts currently have a $34 price target on SWY, which suggests a 17% increase from the stock’s current price of $28.20.

    Safeway shares were up $1.65, or 6.21%, during Friday morning trading. The stock is up 56% YTD.

  • [By Lu Wang]

    Safeway Inc. (SWY) advanced 6.1 percent after Credit Suisse Group AG raised its recommendation for the shares. Intel Corp. gained 3.6 percent after Jefferies Group LLC upgraded the stock. GameStop Corp. surged 6.1 percent as U.S. video-game sales saw the first monthly rise 2011, a research group said. Peabody Energy Corp. dropped 3.2 percent as the Environmental Protection Agency revises proposed rules for new power plants.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Stocks on the move: Galena Biopharma Inc. (NASDAQ: GALE) is down 15.4% at $1.93 after pricing a secondary offering of 17.5 million units at $2.00. Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) is up 6.1% at $28.21, after an analysts upgrade which sent shares to a new 52-week high of $28.88 earlier. Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) is down 18.2% at $4.08.

  • [By Vanina Egea]

    Low customer confidence due to an adverse economic environment has affected supermarket operators, and tighter market competition over pricing has further eroded margins. However, as the economy slowly recovers, grocery stores are presented with an opportunity to improve performance and deliver profits. Let us look at the Safeway (SWY) and Kroger (KR), two supermarket operators, in order to discern which one offers better investment prospects.

Top 10 Promising Stocks To Watch Right Now: Markel Corporation(MKL)

 

Markel Corporation markets and underwrites specialty insurance products in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: U.S. Insurance, International Insurance, and Reinsurance. The U.S. Insurance segment writes general liability, professional liability, property, personal line, program, workers’ compensation, and other insurance product lines. The International Insurance segment provides professional liability, marine and energy, general liability, property, and other insurance product lines, such as accident and health coverage insurance. The Reinsurance segment offers various treaty reinsurance products, such as property, casualty, auto, and others. Markel Corporation was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael Hooper]

    When compared with similar companies, Berkshire Hathaway carries a premium over Markel (NYSE: MKL  ) , valued at 1.15 times book value and a 20 forward P/E ratio; and Leucadia National (NYSE: LUK  ) , valued at 1.10 times book value and a 7.16 trailing P/E.

Top 10 Promising Stocks To Watch Right Now: Time Warner Inc.(TWX)

 

Time Warner Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Turner, Home Box Office, and Warner Bros. The Turner segment owns and operates a portfolio of cable television networks and related properties that offer entertainment, sports, kids, and news programming on television and digital platforms for consumers. It operates approximately 165 channels in 200 countries. The Turner networks and related properties include TNT, TBS, Adult Swim, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Turner Sports, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, CNN, and HLN. This segment also manages and operates various digital media properties primarily consisting of bleacherreport.com, cartoonnetwork.com, CNN Go, CNN.com, CNNMoney.com, NBA.com, NBA Digital, and NCAA.com; and licenses original programming to subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) services, and its brands and characters for consume r products. This segment serves cable system operators, satellite service distributors, telephone companies, and other distributors. The Home Box Office segment provides premium pay and basic tier television services comprising HBO and Cinemax; and sells its original programming through DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and electronic sell-through, as well as licenses home entertainment and content to international television networks and SVOD services. As of December 31, 2014, this segment had approximately 46 million subscribers worldwide. The Warner Bros. segment produces, distributes, and licenses television programming and feature films; distributes digital and physical home entertainment products; and produces and distributes videogames, as well as licenses consumer products and brands. The company was formerly known as AOL Time Warner, Inc. and changed its name to Time Warner Inc. in 2003. Time Warner Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Drexel Hamilton’sTony Wible contends that Walt Disney (DIS) and Time Warner (TWX) are oversold on fears of cord cutting. They explain why:

    We believe cord cutting is more probable in single occupant home as the diversity of viewing needs in larger homes favors the economies of scale seen in larger traditional MVPD bundles. By exploring the affiliate fees and ratings across eight diverse MVPD and VMVPD packages, we conclude that 3% to 15% of pre-tax earnings is exposed. However, a gradual loss of subs and recapture of revenue on VMVPDs may allow TV networks to offset headwinds and minimize a vicious cycle. Disney and Time Warner(both Buy rated) have the least exposure and appear to be oversold on the fears.