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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now

The Nifty50 continued its northward journey for the sixth consecutive week as it crossed another milestone of 11,700 on first day of August expiry week and ended at record closing high, driven by positive global cues. The rally in bank stocks on hope of early resolution to non-performing assets also boosted investors’ sentiment.

The index formed robust bullish candle on the daily candlestick charts on Monday. The broader market also participated in the rally with the Nifty Midcap rising over a percent while all sectoral indices ended in the red with Nifty Bank, IT and Metal rising around 1.5 percent each.

The consistent upward movement has been taking indices to newer highs every week which seems to be indicating that the Nifty may be heading towards 11,800-12,000 but one should keep cautious stance as the Nifty rallied more than 6 percent for five consecutive weeks, experts said, adding the volatility may increase ahead of expiry of August derivative contracts on Thursday.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Transcananda Pipelines Ltd.(TRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    North American pipeline companies have three major pipeline projects currently under development: Trans Mountain, Enbridge’s (NYSE:ENB) Line 3 Replacement, and TransCanada’s (NYSE:TRP) Keystone XL. Of that trio, only Line 3 is currently under construction. Enbridge anticipates that the project will enter service in the second half of next year, bringing the pipeline’s capacity back up to its original design of 760,000 barrels of oil per day (BPD), which is double its current rate. The company recently won approval to construct the line through the state of Minnesota along its preferred route and signed an agreement with a Native American group to build it through their reservation. As a result, the company remains on schedule and on budget with the project.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: TRP) and TC PIPELINES LP Common Stock (NYSE:TRP) are both large-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) is a dividend lovers’ dream stock. The Canadian pipeline giant has increased its payout for 18 straight years, including 10.4% for 2018, and it now yields nearly 5%. There’s still plenty more growth coming down the pipeline given its forecast that the company can increase the payout at an 8% to 10% annual rate through at least 2021. That outlook is among the best in its peer group.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Stocks that pay a growing dividend tend not only to outperform the market but to do so with less volatility. That’s why risk-averse investors should consider stocking their portfolio with companies that have a high probability of paying a growing income stream in the years to come. Three top options worth considering are pipeline giants Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD), TransCanada (NYSE:TRP), and Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP).

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Stage Stores, Inc.(SSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

     

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    These are the top 5 holdings of AXAR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L.P.iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) – 1,060,000 shares, 73.71% of the total portfolio. Stonemor Partners LP (STON) – 6,650,613 shares, 17.03% of the total portfolio. Patterson-UTI Energy Inc (PTEN) – 730,000 shares, 5.58% of the total portfolio. Stage Stores Inc (SSI) – 2,115,200 shares, 2.16% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 20.87%Five Star Senior Living Inc (FVE) – 2,073,398 shares, 1.32% of the total portfolio. Shares added by

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Children’s Place (NASDAQ: PLCE) and Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) rose 32 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it achieved robust viral clearance for its manufacturing process.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) rose 17.7 percent to $3.03 in pre-market trading after an amended 13D filing from Steel Partners Holdings shows a raised stake in the company from 6.99 million shares to 29.98 million shares, or a 17.8 percent stake.
    AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRX) shares rose 12.7 percent to $3.55 in pre-market trading after the company announced the FDA acceptance of NDA for DSUVIA.
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) shares rose 11.7 percent to $54.95 in pre-market trading. after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 9.3 percent to $13.59 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 8.1 percent to $3.46 in pre-market trading after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) rose 8.1 percent to $52.35 in pre-market trading after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS) rose 8.1 percent to $5.65 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.30 percent on Wednesday.
    CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE: CVM) rose 6.1 percent to $3.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 9.51 percent on Wednesday.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 6 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting a loan deal for $40 million in term loans with Hercules Capital.
    Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) rose 5.6 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS) shares rose 5.2 percent to $2.42 in the pre-market trading session after falling 2.54 percent on Wednesday.

     

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure Trust(BUI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst (NYSE:BUI) declared a monthly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st, NASDAQ reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of 0.121 per share by the real estate investment trust on Friday, August 31st. This represents a $1.45 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 14th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media stories about Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst (NYSE:BUI) have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst earned a media sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.3004100251897 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst (NYSE:BUI) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, October 1st, NASDAQ reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.121 per share by the real estate investment trust on Wednesday, October 31st. This represents a $1.45 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.26%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 12th.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Zumiez Inc.(ZUMZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) shares were down 10% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $20.50 and last traded at $21.25. Approximately 1,646,558 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 258% from the average daily volume of 459,709 shares. The stock had previously closed at $23.60.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Divisar Capital Management LLC reduced its position in shares of Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) by 81.6% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 26,994 shares of the apparel and footwear maker’s stock after selling 120,085 shares during the period. Zumiez comprises approximately 0.2% of Divisar Capital Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 26th largest position. Divisar Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Zumiez were worth $676,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    DA Davidson initiated coverage on shares of Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) in a report published on Tuesday, The Fly reports. The firm issued a neutral rating on the apparel and footwear maker’s stock.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) chief economist Jan Hatzius has a message for the markets. Hatzius said in a research note on Monday that U.S. GDP has likely peaked. “The current pace is probably as good as it gets because we expect the impulse from financial conditions to gradually turn more negative,” Hatzius said.
    The European Union slapped America with roughly $3.3 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods. The tariffs, which are in retaliation to the Trump administration’s recent steel and aluminum tariffs on the EU, will go into effect in July. They specifically target products like cigarettes, whiskey, denim, and orange juice.
    Stocks to Watch Today: AVGO, AGN, GOOGL, TSLA
    Broadcom Ltd. (Nasdaq: AVGO) leads a busy day of earnings reports. Wall Street anticipates the firm will report earnings per share of $4.77 on top of $5.00 billion in revenue. Uncertainty still remains on whether the company will be able to purchase industry rival Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) in a deal that would be the largest technology merger in the history of the markets.
    Shares of Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) are under pressure due to more regulatory scrutiny by the European Union. Shares were off slightly this morning as investors digested a report from The Financial Times indicating the EU will hit the firm with a antitrust fine.
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) stock popped nearly 10% Wednesday, crushing short sellers of the stock. Investors betting against the stock lost a collective $1 billion on paper yesterday, according to S3 Partners. This week, founder Elon Musk won a battle to maintain his roles as both CEO and chair. He also provided a boost of optimism to TSLA stock over production expectations for the Model 3 vehicle.
    Allergan Inc. (NYSE: AGN) shares are up 2.4% thanks to its latest activist investor. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn purchased a small stake in the drug maker at a time when other activist investors are pushing for strategic changes by the company.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: THERMOGENESIS Corp.(KOOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Cesca Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KOOL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cesca Therapeutics earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.0307775258496 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cesca Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KOOL) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $0.76 and last traded at $0.88, with a volume of 9160 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $0.83.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) traded down nearly 34% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $0.52 after closing Tuesday at $0.80. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.44. Volume was about 40 times the daily average of around 142,000 shares. The company priced a secondary offering of 9.17 million units at $0.60 per unit of one common share and one common warrant to purchase an additional common share.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) were down 21 percent to 0.88 after reporting Q1 results.

    Netshoes (Cayman) Limited (NASDAQ: NETS) was down, falling around 36 percent to $3.27 as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) were down 24 percent to $0.8552 after reporting Q1 results.

    Netshoes (Cayman) Limited (NASDAQ: NETS) was down, falling around 38 percent to $3.15 as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Misonix (NASDAQ:MSON) and Cesca Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KOOL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and profitability.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now

Natural gas for transportation leader Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ:CLNE) has steadily grown and improved the quality of its business and business results over the past several years. Today’s Clean Energy Fuels is leaner, has a stronger balance sheet, and is in a solid position as a market leader in a growth industry.

But is the stock undervalued? By one metric, book value per share, it looks downright cheap. But management used a massive amount of stock to make ends meet over the past 18 months, destroying a significant amount of shareholder value in the process. Still, the loss of an important tax credit will have multimillion-dollar implications, and the sale of a very profitable part of the business raises questions about the company’s ability to generate positive cash flows this year.

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Diana Containerships Inc.(DCIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: THERMOGENESIS Corp.(KOOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cesca Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KOOL) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $0.76 and last traded at $0.88, with a volume of 9160 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $0.83.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Netshoes (Cayman) Limited (NASDAQ: NETS) shares dipped 43.73 percent to close at $2.87 on Tuesday as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.
    Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) shares dropped 29.01 percent to close at $0.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares fell 22.2 percent to close at $0.340 after reporting Q1 miss.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) fell 19.95 percent to close at $12.08 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) fell 19.68 percent to close at $3.775 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) dropped 18.47 percent to close at $9.62 on Tuesday after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) declined 16.21 percent to close at $2.43. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALJJ) shares fell 16.13 percent to close at $1.79.
    Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) shares dropped 14.93 percent to close at $13.16 following a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Restoration Robotics Inc (NASDAQ: HAIR) fell 14.42 percent to close at $3.68 after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    iCAD, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICAD) declined 13.01 percent to close at $3.41 following Q1 results.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) fell 12.44 percent to close at $1.97.
    Histogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HSGX) declined 12.24 percent to close at $2.15.
    AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) fell 12.1 percent to close at $39.60 following Q3 earnings.
    Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ: HNRG) fell 11.1 percent to close at $6.49.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) dropped 10.66 percent to close at $16.93 on Tuesday.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) slipp

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) traded down nearly 34% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $0.52 after closing Tuesday at $0.80. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.44. Volume was about 40 times the daily average of around 142,000 shares. The company priced a secondary offering of 9.17 million units at $0.60 per unit of one common share and one common warrant to purchase an additional common share.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) were down 24 percent to $0.8552 after reporting Q1 results.

    Netshoes (Cayman) Limited (NASDAQ: NETS) was down, falling around 38 percent to $3.15 as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) were down 21 percent to 0.88 after reporting Q1 results.

    Netshoes (Cayman) Limited (NASDAQ: NETS) was down, falling around 36 percent to $3.27 as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) was started with a Buy rating andassigned a $1.50 price target (versus a $0.54 prior close) at H.C. Wainwright. It should be noted that Cesca Therapeutics just raised $5.5 million in a public share offering, and H.C. Wainwright acted as the exclusive placement agent for that offering.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Microvision Inc.(MVIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    IMPINJ (NASDAQ: PI) and MicroVision (NASDAQ:MVIS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ford Motor Company(F)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) traded down about 3.4% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $10.35 after closing Friday at $10.71. The stock’s 52-week high is $13.48. Volume was around 67 million, nearly 65% above the daily average of about 40 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By ]

    Ford (F) has been under pressure lately. Shares are off almost 10% since the calendar flipped to January 2018, underperforming the broad market in a meaningful way. But shares could finally be about to offer investors an about-face.

  • [By ]

    Shares of the Corvette maker have tanked about 10% in 2018, lagging the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s 1.4% drop. Not helping GM, and rivals such as Ford (F) and Chrysler (FCAU) , has been the ongoing shift towards SUVs from passenger cars and the rise of car-sharing. That has left Detroit’s ‘Big 3’ automakers with bloated cost structures that will have to be addressed somehow. If it isn’t, the automakers are likely looking at years of pressured profits and stock prices. 

  • [By ]

    And then there is a leaked letter from Musk proclaiming a profit gusher is about to open up the likes of which Ford (F) and General Motors (GM) have never seen. Shout out to auto site Electrek for getting its hands on a letter Musk sent to employees this week, promising big things (profits, for one) and a quick ramp in Model 3 production. Yours truly came away with this thought: Tesla is horribly managed, lacks key processes and is badly in need of executive level leadership throughout.

  • [By John Rosevear]

    Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) reported net income of $1.7 billion for the first quarter of 2018, up 9% from a year ago, an increase more than explained by a lower effective tax rate, the company said. Ford’s pre-tax result was down modestly on higher costs for key commodities and unfavorable exchange-rate movements.