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Autodesk: Restructuring, subscriber growth and reasonable expectations

It has been more than a year now since I last used my keyboard to declaim about Autodesk (ADSK). At the time, I basically commented that I thought the shares had gone too far, too fast. Of course, subsequent to that call the shares raced upward and finally peaked at $130, more than 64% above the price they had attained when I decided to be prudent in assessing fair value for this name. The other week, my call got a little bit of redemption when the shares slumped 18% in the wake of a poorly received earnings forecast. At this point, the shares are only 34% above where they were when I advised readers to take profits. Not the best piece of valuation work to paste in my scrap book. About all I can say in self defense is that the IGV index, against which ADSK share price performance would be logically measured, has appreciated 40% over the same 12 months.

But regardless of my blunder back then, the issue to be addressed in this article is what happens next. Is Autodesks transformation on target? What does the so-called net sub adds miss mean to investors? And what interpretation should be placed on the companys announcement of a restructuring. Ultimately, it is these three factors that have been responsible for the shares losing almost 20% of their value in just a few days, with some signs that they (the shares) have entered investor purgatory. From my perspective, investor purgatory is probably a reasonable place to look at ADSK shares – not when they are broadly beloved and making almost daily new highs. As it happens, the shares are still well beloved by analysts who werent too worried about what disturbed investors. For a change, I’m in sync with the preponderance of analysts.

Best Value Stocks For 2021: CPS Technologies Corp.(CPSH)

CPS Technologies Corporation produces and sells advanced material solutions to the transportation, automotive, energy, computing/Internet, telecommunication, aerospace, defense, and oil and gas markets. Its products are used in applications that involve energy use or energy generation. The company primarily offers metal matrix composites that are a combination of metal and ceramic, such as baseplates for various applications, including motor controllers used in electric trains, subway cars, wind turbines, and hybrid and electric vehicles; baseplates and housings for use in radar, satellite, and avionics applications, as well as in modules built with wide band gap semiconductors; and lids and heatspreaders used with integrated circuits for use in Internet switches and routers. It also assembles housings and packages for hybrid circuits. CPS Technologies Corporation primarily sells its products to microelectronics systems houses in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company was formerly known as Ceramics Process Systems Corporation and changed its name to CPS Technologies Corporation in March 2007. CPS Technologies Corporation was incorporated in 1984 and is headquartered in Norton, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about CPS Technologies (NASDAQ:CPSH) has been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CPS Technologies earned a media sentiment score of -0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 47.6937573591172 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Best Value Stocks For 2021: KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation(KS)

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation was formed in Delaware as a special purpose acquisition corporation on April 15, 2005 for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition or other similar business combination with an unidentified operating business in the paper, packaging, forest products, and related industries. Unless the context otherwise requires, references to “KapStone,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation and its subsidiaries.
On January 2, 2007, we acquired from International Paper Company substantially all of the assets and assumed certain liabilities of the Kraft Papers Business (“KPB”) for $155.0 million, less $7.8 million of working capital adjustments.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. (NYSE:KS) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders acquired 1,489 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,227% compared to the typical daily volume of 64 put options.

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    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Investor Interest Amplifies Stock EV For KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) (parkcitycaller.com) What is Clear choice Buy, Sell or Hold? KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KS) (nysestocks.review) Is this stock is suitable for your portfolio? KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KS) (stockquote.review) Investor Buzz: Earnings in Review for KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) (fisherbusinessnews.com) Kapstone (KS) vs. P H Glatfelter (GLT) Head-To-Head Survey (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. Deutsche Bank cut Kapstone from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $35.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, February 8th. ValuEngine raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Citigroup reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of Kapstone in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut Kapstone from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Kapstone currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.17.

Best Value Stocks For 2021: Rosetta Resources Inc.(ROSE)

Rosetta Resources Inc., an independent exploration and production company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of onshore oil and gas resources in the United States. It owns producing and non-producing oil and gas properties located primarily in South Texas, including the Eagle Ford, and in the Southern Alberta Basin in Northwest Montana. As of December 31, 2011, the company had an estimated 965 billion cubic feet equivalent of proved reserves, including 36,370 million barrels of oil, 50,219 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 446 billion cubic feet of natural gas, as well as drilled 53 net wells. Rosetta Resources Inc. was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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    Shares of Rosehill Resources Inc (NASDAQ:ROSE) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has issued a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $11.00.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Best Value Stocks For 2021: Smart(SFS)

Smart & Final Stores, Inc., incorporated on October 5, 2012, is a food retailer. The Company serves household and business customers through approximately two store banners, including Smart & Final and Cash & Carry. The Company operates through two business segments: Smart & Final and Cash & Carry. The Smart & Final segment is based in Commerce, California and includes over 90 legacy Smart & Final stores and approximately 130 Extra! format stores, which focus on household and business customers and are located in California, Arizona and Nevada. The Cash & Carry segment is based in Portland, Oregon and includes over 50 Cash & Carry stores, which focus primarily on business customers and are located in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Idaho and Nevada.

Smart & Final stores offer perishables and everyday grocery items, together with a range of foodservice, packaging and janitorial products, under both national and private label brands. The Company’s Extra! store format offers perishables and household items. The Extra! stores carry approximately 15,800 stock keeping units (SKUs). The additional SKUs in the Company’s Extra! stores are focused on a range of perishables and household items, including meat, deli and dairy. In both of its Extra! and legacy Smart & Final stores, the Company also carries a range of approximately 3,000 club-pack sized items.

Smart & Final stores offer various departments, such as produce, meat and deli, dairy and cheese, grocery, beverage, paper and packaging, and restaurant equipment and janitorial supplies. The produce department offers fruits and vegetables, and packaged produce items, such as salad mixes under both national brands and the Company’s Sun Harvest private label brand. In various stores, the produce department also includes a range of organic produce SKUs. The meat and deli department offers beef, poultry, pork and seafood products, under various national brands and the Company’s private label brand, Cattlemen’s Finest. In additi! on, the deli department offers rotisserie-style chicken, ready-to-eat sandwiches, salads and other appetizing meals.

The dairy and cheese department offers milk, yogurt, cheeses, ice cream and other dairy products sold under national brands and the Company’s brand First Street, Sun Harvest and Simply Value labels. The grocery department offers everyday grocery items, including pastas, rice, breads, canned fruits and vegetables, cookies, crackers, spices and oils. The Company sells grocery products under national brands and a range of private label brands, including First Street (the Company’s line, including prepared and frozen items), La Romanella (Mediterranean foods, including pastas and sauces), Montecito (Hispanic foods, including tortilla chips, salsas and other condiments), Tradewinds (spices and seasonings), Sun Harvest (natural and organic products) and Simply Value (grocery items). The Company also offers a range of personal care items under national brands and its Iris private label brand.

The beverage department offers beverage products, including hot beverage items, bottled waters, juices, sports and energy drinks, and carbonated soft drinks. The Company sells products under national brands, and under its Ambiance private label brand of coffee, tea and related products, and First Street private label brand. The paper and packaging department offers packaging, disposable table top and take out products, including paper bags, butcher paper, aluminum pans and trays, plastic cups, table coverings, party favors and other disposable food containers. The Company’s products are sold under national brands and its private label brands, such as First Street and Simply Value. The restaurant equipment and janitorial supplies department offers a range of restaurant equipment, including cookware, utensils and chafing dishes. It offers janitorial products, including mops, brooms and other cleaning supplies. The Company offers products under national brands and its private labels, ! such as F! irst Street and Simply Value.

The Company’s Cash & Carry stores offer approximately 8,500 SKUs tailored to the needs of foodservice customers, such as restaurants, caterers and a range of other foodservice providers, as well as businesses and community organizations. The Cash & Carry stores offer various departments, such as produce, meat and deli, dairy and cheese, grocery, beverage, paper and packaging, and restaurant equipment and janitorial supplies. The produce department offers fruits and vegetables. The meat and deli department offers beef and pork products. The dairy and cheese department offers cheeses and other dairy products under national brands and the Company’s private label brand First Street.

The grocery department offers a range of dry grocery items, including flour, sugar, spices, rice, canned fruit and vegetables, sauces and dressings. The Company sells grocery products under national brands and a range of private label brands, including First Street, La Romanella, Montecito, Simply Value and Tradewinds. The beverage department offers a range of hot and cold beverages, including bottled waters, juices and sodas. It offers products under national brands and the Company’s private label brands Ambiance and First Street. The paper and packaging department offers a range of packaging, disposable table top and take out products, including paper bags, butcher paper, aluminum pans and trays, plastic cups, table coverings, party favors and other disposable food containers. The Company’s products are sold under national brands and its private label brands, such as First Street and Simply Value. The restaurant equipment and janitorial supplies department offers a range of restaurant equipment, including cookware and utensils. It offers janitorial products, including mops, brooms and other cleaning supplies. The Company offers products under national brands and its private labels, such as First Street and Simply Value.

The Company competes with Albertson’s, ! Kroger, S! afeway, Costco, Walmart, Target, Sysco and US Foods.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Thursday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, as market participants were uncertain how to respond to conflicting messages on the geopolitical and macroeconomic fronts. By most readings, the U.S. economy continues to do well, but a delay in trade talks between leaders of the U.S. and China spurred more nervousness about whether tariffs could hold back economic growth globally. Some bad earnings results also weighed on investor sentiment. Dollar General (NYSE:DG), Cloudera (NYSE:CLDR), and Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS) were among the worst performers. Here’s why they did so poorly.

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Best Value Stocks For 2021: L.B. Foster Company(FSTR)

L.B. Foster Company manufactures, fabricates, and distributes products and services for the rail, construction, energy, and utility markets worldwide. Its Rail Products and Services segment offers new rail primarily for passenger and shortline freight railroads, industrial companies, and rail contractors; used rail; rail accessories, such as bolts, angle bars, and other products; power rail, direct fixation fasteners, coverboards, and special accessories; and trackwork products, as well as engineers and fabricates insulated rail joints and related accessories. This segment also provides friction management products and application systems, railroad condition monitoring equipment, wheel impact load detection, railroad condition monitoring systems, rail anchors and spikes, and wayside data collection and management systems; and concrete railroad ties. In addition, this segment offers telecommunications and security systems; and application engineering solutions. The companys Construction segment sells and rents steel sheet piling, H-bearing pile, and other piling products; manufactures and sells fabricated steel and aluminum products primarily for the highway, bridge, and transit industries; and produces precast concrete buildings, and pre-stressed and precast concrete products. Its Tubular and Energy Services segment supplies pipe coatings for natural gas pipelines and utilities; provides blending, injection, and metering equipment for the oil and gas market; offers upstream test and inspection services; provides precision measurement systems, and tubular management services for the oil and gas market; and produces threaded pipe products for the oil and gas, and industrial water well and irrigation markets. The company markets its products directly, as well as through a network of agents. L.B. Foster Company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    L.B. Foster Co (NASDAQ:FSTR) major shareholder Legion Partners Asset Manageme sold 2,300 shares of L.B. Foster stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.37, for a total value of $56,051.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Large shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about L.B. Foster (NASDAQ:FSTR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. L.B. Foster earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 41.2941599617828 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

General Motors (NYSE:GM) is facing a proxy contest from Greenlight Capital. This has been known for a while, but the level of concern from General Motors was unknown. That is until tonight when a phone call was received asking if the white proxy ballot was received.

Naturally, the General Motors Board would prefer that the Greenlight green proxy card be tossed and or ignored. However, given the weakness of the stock price, there are likely to be many frustrated investors that might be open to shaking up the board.

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The board has spent over $6 billion buying back stock at an average price of $33.58; they began buying stock in March 2015 at $38.03. The chart above shows the stock and market capitalization performance since March 1, 2015. General Motors has repurchased 179.6 million shares, and at today’s closing price of $33.15, they are underwater by $76.5 million. The board has authorized a total of $14 billion for the repurchase of shares.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (the Trust) is a unit investment, which issues securities called trust units or units. The Trust seeks to provide investment results that, before expenses, generally correspond to the price and yields performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is an Index of 30 blue chip United States stocks.
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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Traders bought shares of SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DIA) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $242.64 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $212.95 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $29.69 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust had the 29th highest net in-flow for the day. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust traded down ($0.64) for the day and closed at $255.16

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    To find out what might trigger the next bear market, we can look at the causes behind past ones. The excellent 2013 Motley Fool article “Bear Markets in Modern Times” provides a quick backstory on the biggest drops in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEMKT:DIA) since the late 1960s . A price-weighted index of 30 of the most important publicly traded U.S. companies, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has become one of the most-watched stock-market barometers since its creation in 1896. While the exact same catalysts causing the biggest drops in the Dow Jones over the past 50 years aren’t likely to reoccur, we can gain some wisdom from examining how they came about.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CBRE Clarion Global Real Estate Income Fund(IGR)

ING Clarion Global Real Estate Income Fund (the Fund) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investments will be concentrated in income-producing common equity securities, preferred securities, convertible securities and non-convertible debt securities issued by companies deriving the majority of their revenue from the ownership, construction, financing, management and/or sale of commercial, industrial and/or residential real estate. The Fund will invest substantially all but no less than 80% of its total assets in income-producing real estate securities (including real estate investment trusts (REITs)) located mainly in the developed markets of North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. The Fund can invest up to 25% of its assets in preferred shares of global real estate companies.

The Fund invests in various property types, including office, retail, diversified, apartments, industrials, hotels, healthcare and storage. ING Clarion Real Estate Securities, L.P. serves as the Fund’s investment advisor.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    IG Design Group PLC (LON:IGR) insider S Anders Hedlund sold 500,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 510 ($6.64), for a total transaction of £2,550,000 ($3,321,610.00).

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    CBRE Clarion Global Real Estate Income Fund (NYSE: IGR)
    A long time StreetAuthority staple, mainly in the Daily Paycheck portfolio, IGR is considered a core real estate fund. As the “global” in its name implies, the fund takes a broad approach, with just 41% of the fund’s holdings allocated to U.S. REITs.  Property-type diversification is also broad with just a 24% allocation to the worrisome retail sector. Shares trade at a nearly 12% discount to their net asset value (NAV) at around $7.80 with a yield approaching 7.7%.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pershing Gold Corporation(PGLC)

We are a gold and precious metals exploration company pursuing exploration, development and mining opportunities primarily in Nevada. We are currently focused on exploration at our Relief Canyon properties in Pershing County in northwestern Nevada and, if economically feasible, commencing mining at the Relief Canyon Mine. None of our properties contain proven and probable reserves, and all of our activities on all of our properties are exploratory in nature.

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Our principal offices are located in Lakewood, Colorado at 1658 Cole Boulevard, Building No. 6, Suite 210, Lakewood, Colorado 80401 and we have an exploration office at 1055 Cornell, Lovelock, Nevada 89419. Our telephone number is 720-974-7254.

Corporate Structure

We were incorporated in Nevada on August 2, 2007 under the name Excel Global, Inc., and we changed our name to Pershing Gold Corporation on February 27, 2012.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Alleghany Corporation(Y)

Alleghany Corporation, incorporated on November 16, 1984, is an insurance holding company. The Company owns and manages operating subsidiaries and investments, which are involved in the property and casualty reinsurance and insurance. The Company operates through two segments: reinsurance and insurance. The Company’s reinsurance segment consists of property and casualty reinsurance operations conducted by the Company’s subsidiary, Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. (TransRe), and its reinsurance operating subsidiaries. The Company’s insurance segment consists of property and casualty insurance operations conducted by Alleghany Insurance Holdings LLC (AIHL) through its insurance operating subsidiaries, RSUI Group, Inc. (RSUI), CapSpecialty, Inc. (CapSpecialty) and Pacific Compensation Corporation (PacificComp). The Company owns and manages properties in the Sacramento, California region through its subsidiary, Alleghany Properties Holdings LLC (Alleghany Properties).

Reinsurance Segment

TransRe, through its subsidiaries, Transatlantic Reinsurance Company (TRC), TransRe London Ltd. (TRL) and TransRe Zurich Ltd. (TRZ), offers reinsurance capacity to reinsurance and insurance companies for property and casualty products. These products are distributed through brokers and on a direct basis in both the domestic and foreign markets. TransRe has operations across the world, including Africa, Australia, Bermuda, Canada, approximately five locations in Asia, over three locations in Central and South America, and approximately seven locations in the United Kingdom and Europe. TRC is licensed, accredited or authorized or can serve as a reinsurer in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in the United States and in Puerto Rico and Guam. TRC is also licensed in Bermuda, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, the Dominican Republic, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, Germany, Australia and Singapore. TRL is licensed as a reinsurer in the United Kingdom ! and TRZ is licensed as a reinsurer in Switzerland and Dubai.

The Company’s reinsurance segment consists of two product lines, property, and casualty & other. TransRe’s principal lines of business within the property product line include fire, allied lines, auto physical damage and homeowners multiple peril lines, which include property catastrophe risks. TransRe’s principal lines of business within the casualty & other product line include liability (including directors’ and officers’ liability, errors and omissions liability and general liability), medical malpractice, ocean marine and aviation, auto liability (including non-standard risks), accident and health, surety and credit. TransRe offers reinsurance capacity on both a treaty and facultative basis. TransRe provides pro rata and excess-of-loss reinsurance for major lines of business. TransRe provides property and casualty reinsurance capacity through brokers, as well as directly to insurance and reinsurance companies in both the domestic and foreign markets. The Company also provides underwriting services.

Insurance Segment

AIHL Re LLC (AIHL Re), the Company’s subsidiary, is a captive reinsurance company, which provides reinsurance to its insurance operating subsidiaries and affiliates. RSUI includes the operations of its subsidiaries, RSUI Indemnity Company (RIC), Landmark American Insurance Company (Landmark) and Covington Specialty Insurance Company (Covington). RSUI underwrites specialty insurance coverages in the property, umbrella/excess liability, general liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, and professional liability lines of business. RSUI also writes reinsurance business on an assumed basis. RSUI writes specialty business on both an admitted and non-admitted basis. RSUI writes specialty business in the admitted specialty market primarily through RIC. RSUI writes business on an approved, non-admitted basis primarily through Landmark. Covington supports non-admitted business written primari! ly by RSU! I’s binding authority department, which writes small, specialized coverages pursuant to underwriting authority arrangements with managing general agents.

CapSpecialty, primarily through its subsidiaries, Capitol Indemnity Corporation (CIC), Capitol Specialty Insurance Corporation (CSIC) and Platte River Insurance Company (Platte River), operates in approximately 50 states and the District of Columbia in the United States. CapSpecialty also includes the operations and results of Professional Risk Management Services, Inc. CIC conducts its property and casualty insurance business on an admitted basis throughout the United States. CIC also writes surety products, such as commercial surety bonds and contract surety bonds on a national basis. CIC offers contract surety bonds in the non-construction segment of the market, which secure performance under supply, service and maintenance contracts. Commercial surety bonds include all surety bonds other than contract surety bonds and cover obligations required by law or regulation, such as licenses and permits.

CSIC conducts all of its business on an approved, non-admitted basis and primarily writes specialty lines of property and casualty insurance, including the professional lines of business. Platte River is licensed in approximately 50 states and the District of Columbia and operates in conjunction with CIC by providing surety products and offering pricing in those jurisdictions where both CIC and Platte River are licensed. PacificComp offers workers’ compensation insurance business.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Alleghany Co. (NYSE:Y) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the five brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $650.00.

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    Janus Henderson Group PLC lowered its stake in Alleghany Co. (NYSE:Y) by 2.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 3,938 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 100 shares during the quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC’s holdings in Alleghany were worth $2,265,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation(KS)

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation was formed in Delaware as a special purpose acquisition corporation on April 15, 2005 for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition or other similar business combination with an unidentified operating business in the paper, packaging, forest products, and related industries. Unless the context otherwise requires, references to “KapStone,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation and its subsidiaries.
On January 2, 2007, we acquired from International Paper Company substantially all of the assets and assumed certain liabilities of the Kraft Papers Business (“KPB”) for $155.0 million, less $7.8 million of working capital adjustments.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. (NYSE:KS) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders acquired 1,489 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,227% compared to the typical daily volume of 64 put options.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Investor Interest Amplifies Stock EV For KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) (parkcitycaller.com) What is Clear choice Buy, Sell or Hold? KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KS) (nysestocks.review) Is this stock is suitable for your portfolio? KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KS) (stockquote.review) Investor Buzz: Earnings in Review for KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) (fisherbusinessnews.com) Kapstone (KS) vs. P H Glatfelter (GLT) Head-To-Head Survey (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. Deutsche Bank cut Kapstone from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $35.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, February 8th. ValuEngine raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Citigroup reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of Kapstone in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut Kapstone from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Kapstone currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.17.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Kapstone (NYSE:KS) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the twelve ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $32.60.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Regency Centers Corporation(REG)

Regency Centers Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust. The company, through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and develops community and neighborhood shopping centers that are tenanted by grocers, category-leading anchors, specialty retailers, and restaurants. As of December 31, 2006, it owned 218 retail shopping centers located in 22 states and held partial interests in 187 retail shopping centers through joint ventures located in 24 states and the District of Columbia. The company is qualified as a real estate investment trust (REIT) under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, its net income would be exempt from federal taxation to the extent that it is distributed as dividends to shareholders. The company was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    A number of analysts have recently weighed in on REG shares. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and issued a $70.00 price objective on shares of Regency Centers in a research note on Friday, February 22nd. Barclays upgraded shares of Regency Centers from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $63.00 to $69.00 in a research note on Monday, February 4th. Royal Bank of Canada cut shares of Regency Centers from a “top pick” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $62.30 price objective for the company. in a research note on Friday, December 14th. Jefferies Financial Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $66.00 price objective on shares of Regency Centers in a research note on Monday, December 17th. Finally, Citigroup set a $75.00 price objective on shares of Regency Centers and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 22nd. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. Regency Centers has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $69.12.

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CVD Equipment Corporation(CVV)

CVD Equipment Corporation designs, develops, and manufactures custom and standard equipment and process solutions used to develop and manufacture solar, nano, and advanced electronic components, materials, and coatings for research and industrial applications in the United States and internationally. It operates through two divisions, CVD/First Nano and Stainless Design Concepts. The company offers chemical vapor deposition systems for use in the research, development, and manufacture of semiconductors, LEDs, carbon nanotubes, nanowires, solar cells, LEDs, MEMS, and other industrial applications; and rapid thermal processing systems for implant activation, oxidation, silicide formation, and other processes. It also provides annealing and diffusion furnaces for use in diffusion, oxidation, implant anneal, solder reflow, solar cell manufacturing, and other processes; and gas and chemical delivery control systems for semiconductor fabrication processes, solar cells, LEDs, carbon nanotubes, nanowires, and various industrial applications. In addition, it provides standard and custom fabricated quartz ware used in its equipment and other customer tools. The company sells its products primarily to electronic component manufacturers, universities, government, and industrial laboratories, as well as industries, such as aerospace that require specialized coatings. CVD Equipment Corporation was founded in 1982 and is based in Central Islip, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about CVD Equipment (NASDAQ:CVV) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CVD Equipment earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.7103888113407 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about CVD Equipment (NASDAQ:CVV) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CVD Equipment earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.2607770405573 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lakeland Financial Corporation(LKFN)

Lakeland Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for Lake City Bank that provides various commercial and retail banking, wealth advisory, and investment management services in Indiana. The company accepts checking accounts, savings accounts, time deposits, certificates of deposit, money market accounts, and health savings accounts. It provides commercial, real estate, and agricultural loans; direct and indirect consumer loans; and commercial and residential real estate mortgage loans, as well as home equity lines of credit and retail installment loans, including indirect automotive financing. In addition, the company offers retail and merchant credit card services, corporate treasury management services, retirement services, bond administration, safe deposit box services, and trust and brokerage services, as well as involves in the sale of securities under agreements to repurchase. Further, it provides retail brokerage services, including various financial an d investment products, such as annuities and life insurance; and Internet business banking and on-line treasury management services. As of October 25, 2011, it had 43 branches in Kosciusko, Elkhart, Allen, St. Joseph, DeKalb, Fulton, Huntington, LaGrange, Marshall, Noble, Pulaski, and Whitley counties of northern Indiana, as well as a loan production office in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Lakeland Financial (NASDAQ:LKFN) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cavco Industries, Inc.(CVCO)

Cavco Industries, Inc., incorporated on January 14, 2003, designs and produces factory-built homes. The Company operates through two segments: factory-built housing, which includes wholesale and retail systems-built housing operations, and financial services, which includes manufactured housing consumer finance and insurance. The Company’s factory-built homes are primarily distributed through a network of independent and the Company-owned retailers, planned community operators and residential developers. The Company markets its products under the brands, including Cavco Homes, Fleetwood Homes, Palm Harbor Homes, Fairmont Homes and Chariot Eagle. The Company is also a builder of park model recreational vehicle (RVs), vacation cabins and systems-built commercial structures, as well as modular homes built primarily under the Nationwide Homes brand.

The Company’s Park model RVs are primarily used as vacation dwellings and seasonal living, and are placed in planned communities, recreational home parks and resorts. The Company produces a range of modular homes, which include single and multi-section/modular ranch-style dwellings, split-level homes, Cape Cod style homes and multi-family units. It also builds commercial modular structures, including apartment buildings, condominiums, hotels, workforce housing, schools and housing for the United States military troops. The commercial projects are engineered to the purchaser’s specifications. It produces its residential homes in a range of floor plans.

Factory-built Housing

The Company constructs its homes using an assembly line process, in which each module or floor section is assembled in stages. The Company operates over 20 manufacturing facilities in Millersburg and Woodburn, Oregon; Nampa, Idaho; Riverside, California; Phoenix and Goodyear, Arizona; Austin, Fort Worth, Seguin and Waco, Texas; Montevideo, Minnesota; Nappanee, Indiana; Lafayette, Tennessee; Martinsville and Rocky Mount, Virginia; Douglas, Georgia, and O! cala and Plant City, Florida. As of April 2, 2016, the Company had a total of 45 Company-owned retail centers, located in Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida. The Company has a network of independent distribution points in approximately 40 states, Canada, Japan and Mexico. The principal materials used in the production of its manufactured homes include wood, wood products, steel, aluminum, gypsum wallboard, windows, doors, fiberglass insulation, carpet, vinyl, fasteners, plumbing materials, appliances and electrical items.

Financial Services

The Company provides a source of home buyer financing to its customers. The Company’s subsidiary, CountryPlace, is a mortgage-backed securities issuer and offers conforming mortgages, non-conforming mortgages and chattel loans to purchasers of factory-built and site-built homes. It offers mortgages to the purchasers of factory-built homes sold by the Company-owned retail sales centers and certain independent retailers, builders, communities and developers. CountryPlace originates single-family residential mortgages and chattel loans, and services, for itself and others, conforming mortgages, non-conforming land-home mortgages and manufactured home chattel loans. CountryPlace also provides loan origination and servicing functions for non-affiliated entities under contract. CountryPlace has loan contracts secured by factory-built homes located in approximately 30 states, including Texas, Florida, New Mexico, Arizona and Alabama. The Company’s insurance subsidiary, Standard Casualty Co. (Standard Casualty), provides property and casualty insurance to owners of manufactured homes. Standard Casualty specializes in homeowner property and casualty insurance products for the manufactured housing industry. In addition to writing direct policies, Standard Casualty assumes and cedes reinsurance in the ordinary course of business.

The Company competes with Clayton Homes, Inc., Champ! ion Home ! Builders, Inc., Skyline Corporation, Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., Triad Finance Corporation, CU Factory Built Lending, LP, National Lloyds and Columbia Lloyds.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cavco Industries (NASDAQ:CVCO) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Just Energy Group, Inc.(JE)

Just Energy Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, retails electricity, natural gas, and green energy in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The company operates through Consumer Energy and Commercial Energy segments. It sells primarily natural gas and/or electricity to residential and commercial customers under long-term fixed-price, price-protected, or variable-priced contracts under various trade names comprising Just Energy, Hudson Energy, Commerce Energy, Amigo Energy, Tara Energy, Green Star Energy, and TerraPass. Just Energy Group Inc. markets smart thermostats; and offers green energy products under the JustGreen name. The company markets its products through various sales channels, including door-to-door marketing, broker and affinity relationships, and online marketing. Just Energy Group Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Canadian company Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: JE) is in the natural gas and electricity business. Its clients are worldwide, and its affiliates – such as Hudson Energy, Commerce Energy, and Tara Energy – boast 4.5 million customers over six Canadian provinces and 13 U.S. states.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Canada-based Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: JE) is an energy firm serving global clients. About 4.5 million customers are with such well-known affiliates as Commerce Energy, Hudson Energy, and Tara Energy.

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As populist parties in Rome mobilize for an early election, Italian assets are once again being scrutinized for stresses that undermine the euro project.

The stakes are high. The anti-establishment politicians vying for leadership in the continent’s second-most indebted country want to boost spending in defiance of European Union budget strictures — and make battle with the entrenched order. As such, fears are growing that the fresh election would effectively constitute a referendum on whether the third-largest economy in the euro area should stay within in the single-currency bloc.

Here are five metrics to watch to gauge fear in the periphery and beyond:

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The best gauge of risk in any European bond market is a comparison with yields of Germany, the continent’s safest country to lend money to. Before the recent political flare-up, Italy was paying a premium of just over 1 percent compared to Germany to borrow in euros for 10 years. Now, that gap has more than doubled to 2.7 percent.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Codexis, Inc.(CDXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Codexis (NASDAQ:CDXS) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Investors (and analysts) may use simple indicators, such as stock returns, to figure out where to invest their attention — and maybe even their hard-earned dollars. That would put two synthetic biology stocks on investors’ radars: Amyris (NASDAQ:AMRS) and Codexis (NASDAQ:CDXS), which have gained 155% and 140%, respectively, in the last year. Which one is the better buy?

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Growth stocks can deliver most of your portfolio’s gains, and even make up for a few laggards. But they have a downside: One misstep can be all it takes for Wall Street to turn against them. That’s exactly what’s happened in 2018 to the world’s top lithium producer, Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), and the most reputable marijuana stock, Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG). That shouldn’t scare investors from buying high-growth companies, however. For instance, it looks as if tiny biotech Codexis (NASDAQ:CDXS) will grow into its premium valuation (and then some) sooner rather than later.

  • [By Timothy Green, Travis Hoium, and Maxx Chatsko]

    Three candidates are Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH), Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B), and Codexis (NASDAQ:CDXS), according to three of our Motley Fool contributors. Here’s what you need to know about these promising stocks.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Citadel Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Codexis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDXS) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund bought 12,507 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock, valued at approximately $138,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Codexis (NASDAQ:CDXS) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $14.45 and last traded at $13.98, with a volume of 520808 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $13.50.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Liberty Tax, Inc.(TAX)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Acacia Research (NASDAQ: ACTG) and Liberty Tax (NASDAQ:TAX) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc.(RMCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation(KS)

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    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Investor Interest Amplifies Stock EV For KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) (parkcitycaller.com) What is Clear choice Buy, Sell or Hold? KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KS) (nysestocks.review) Is this stock is suitable for your portfolio? KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KS) (stockquote.review) Investor Buzz: Earnings in Review for KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) (fisherbusinessnews.com) Kapstone (KS) vs. P H Glatfelter (GLT) Head-To-Head Survey (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. Deutsche Bank cut Kapstone from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $35.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, February 8th. ValuEngine raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Citigroup reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of Kapstone in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut Kapstone from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Kapstone currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.17.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: LeMaitre Vascular, Inc.(LMAT)

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    LeMaitre Vascular inc  (NASDAQ:LMAT)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $34.40.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CSG Systems International Inc.(CSGS)

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    CSG International (NASDAQ:CSGS) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued on Saturday.

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Recommendation

I recommend buying Churchill Downs Incorporated’s (NASDAQ:CHDN) equity on dips in price. The company has a strong and experienced management team, which has consistently maintained its focus on creating shareholder value. The recommended trade is purchasing the equity and potentially the 4.75% Bonds maturing 2028 trading at a YTM of ~5.25%.

Thesis Overview

CHDN’s management is experienced and focused on running its operating businesses well and creating shareholder value. All three core lines of business continue to show constant growth, with management continuing to invest in future growth and opportunistic M&A. The company’s debt was recently refinanced in December 2017, lowering interest rates and lengthening maturities. Lastly, CHDN is well positioned for potential iGaming (real money online sports gambling), should the upcoming US Supreme Court ruling on the PASPA law (Professional & Amateur Sports) overturn the current restrictions.

Key Risks to Thesis

The main risk to the thesis above is that the US Supreme Court upholds the PASPA law and iGaming does not become legal in the United States. While the company’s current businesses will continue to perform well, the stock may trade down on the news or be revalued closer to the multiples of other regional casino operators.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Medical Marijuana, Inc. (MJNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Medical Marijuana Inc (OTC: MJNA) announced Q1 2018 as its largest sales revenue quarter in company history with a year-over-year gross revenue increase of 191 percent. Revenue exceeded $10.5 million. The company also announced its subsidiary Kannaway has partnered with Christian Okoye, former all-time rushing leader for the Kansas City Chiefs, to speak out on why the NFL should consider allowing its players to take cannabidiol (CBD). He’s stopped taking all pain medications and is now only taking CBD.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    If I were to choose two marijuana stocks right off the bat that I’d rather watch from the sidelines and never buy, it’d be medical cannabis company Medical Marijuana Inc. (NASDAQOTH:MJNA) and cannabinoid-based drug developer AXIM Biotechnologies (NASDAQOTH:AXIM). The reason they’re listed together is because Medical Marijuana Inc. owns 22.67 million shares of AXIM, which is about 40% of its outstanding share count. Their futures really are tied together.

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    Cronos was the first cannabis company to trade on NASDAQ, but the first American cannabis company to do it was Medical Marijuana Inc. (MJNA) . Developing legal cannabidiol (CBD) products made from hemp, Medical Marijuana Inc. had a major increase in sales from 2016 to 2017 and has begun looking into an expansion into international markets. Like with Aurora, these expenses have meant that it’s not making much of a profit. With encouraging signs and warning signs each abounding, it comes down to whether you think this could be worth the risk.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Neovasc Inc.(NVCN)

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    We’re talking 471% potential gains…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
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    Xenetic Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: XBIO) $5.58 71.95%
    Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd. (NYSE: NAT) $2.73 38.43%
    United States Antimony Corp. (NYSE: UAMY) $0.49 36.47%
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    Fibrocell Science Inc. (Nasdaq: FCSC) $3.16 31.36%
    Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE: TNK) $1.30 29.70%
    Neovasc Inc. (Nasdaq: NVCN) $0.04 27.30%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.24 25.98%

    While the gains of last week’s top penny stocks are exciting, investors who know where to look can unlock even bigger gains…

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Neovasc
    On May 15, medical device maker Neovasc Inc. (NASDAQ: NVCN) asked shareholders to approve a 1-for-100 reverse stock split at the company’s June 4 annual general meeting. Short interest in the stock soared more than 34% in the two-week period until May 31. Short sellers piled in and amassed nearly 98 million shares, about half of the company’s float. Shares closed $0.03 on Monday in a 52-week range of $0.03 to $1.89.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Neovasc Inc. (NASDAQ: NVCN) fell about 21% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $0.26 after closing at $0.33 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $2.12. Volume of about 7.3 million was around 7 times the daily average. The medical device maker had no specific news.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ameresco, Inc.(AMRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ameresco Inc (NYSE:AMRC) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has given a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $13.17.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ameresco Inc (NYSE:AMRC) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $13.17.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation(KS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Kapstone (NYSE:KS) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the twelve ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $32.60.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Investor Interest Amplifies Stock EV For KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) (parkcitycaller.com) What is Clear choice Buy, Sell or Hold? KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KS) (nysestocks.review) Is this stock is suitable for your portfolio? KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KS) (stockquote.review) Investor Buzz: Earnings in Review for KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) (fisherbusinessnews.com) Kapstone (KS) vs. P H Glatfelter (GLT) Head-To-Head Survey (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. Deutsche Bank cut Kapstone from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $35.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, February 8th. ValuEngine raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Citigroup reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of Kapstone in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut Kapstone from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Kapstone currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.17.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Apollo Global Management, LLC(APO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. lessened its holdings in shares of Apollo Global Management LLC Class A (NYSE:APO) by 56.9% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 5,698 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 7,526 shares during the period. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc.’s holdings in Apollo Global Management LLC Class A were worth $182,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    In fact, as my colleague Asit Sharma notes, one of the reasons ADT went public was because its majority owner — private equity firm Apollo Management (NYSE:APO) — wanted to pay down some of ADT’s burdensome debt load with its IPO proceeds. But should investors buy what Apollo sold? So far, the answer has been “no,” with ADT’s stock price down more than 40% from its IPO price. And with competitive threats from SimpliSafe and Amazon mounting, ADT’s stock price could continue to head lower in the months ahead.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. reduced its stake in Apollo Global Management LLC Class A (NYSE:APO) by 88.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 29,099 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 232,577 shares during the period. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V.’s holdings in Apollo Global Management LLC Class A were worth $927,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Many states exempt some retirement income, but if you retire to one of these nine states, you dont have to do the math. Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wyoming have no income tax for any residents. For retirees, in particular, that means no state income tax on Social Security benefits, withdrawals from IRAs and 401(k)s, and payouts from pensions.

Be advised, though, that states still have to pay for roads and schools, so other taxes may be higher. Texas, for example, has some of the highest property taxes in the U.S. In addition, New Hampshire and Tennessee tax some dividends and interest, although Tennessee plans to phase out its tax by 2021.

Top Stocks For 2019: KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation(KS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Investor Interest Amplifies Stock EV For KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) (parkcitycaller.com) What is Clear choice Buy, Sell or Hold? KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KS) (nysestocks.review) Is this stock is suitable for your portfolio? KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KS) (stockquote.review) Investor Buzz: Earnings in Review for KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) (fisherbusinessnews.com) Kapstone (KS) vs. P H Glatfelter (GLT) Head-To-Head Survey (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. Deutsche Bank cut Kapstone from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $35.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, February 8th. ValuEngine raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Citigroup reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of Kapstone in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut Kapstone from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Kapstone currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.17.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Kapstone (NYSE:KS) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the twelve ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $32.60.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top Stocks For 2019: Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc.(EBMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Eagle Bancorp Montana earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.1226009264191 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top Stocks For 2019: American River Bankshares(AMRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    American River Bank (NASDAQ:AMRB) Director Kimberly Ann Box sold 2,900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.64, for a total transaction of $45,356.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 15,824 shares in the company, valued at $247,487.36. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    American River Bank (NASDAQ:AMRB) CEO David E. Ritchie, Jr. bought 2,250 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 7th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $15.65 per share, for a total transaction of $35,212.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 20,987 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $328,446.55. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

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Toward the end of trading Wednesday, the Dow traded up 0.43 percent to 20,927.40 while the NASDAQ climbed 0.58 percent to 5,891.04. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.67 percent to 2,381.35.

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Basic materials shares climbed 2.06 percent in trading on Wednesday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Gold Resource Corporation (NASDAQ: GORO), and McEwen Mining Inc (NYSE: MUX).

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Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch Right Now: Vanguard Extended Market ETF (VXF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    MML Investors Services LLC lowered its position in shares of Vanguard Extended Market ETF (NYSEARCA:VXF) by 14.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 11,370 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,926 shares during the quarter. MML Investors Services LLC’s holdings in Vanguard Extended Market ETF were worth $1,268,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Vanguard Extended Market ETF (NYSEARCA:VXF) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, June 28th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Friday, June 29th will be given a dividend of 0.3704 per share on Tuesday, July 3rd. This represents a $1.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.26%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 28th. This is an increase from Vanguard Extended Market ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch Right Now: PowerShares S&P SmallCap Information Technology Portfolio(PSCT)

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    Overall, our Game-Changing Stocks portfolio has had a good run this year. Our closed positions for 2017 have, on average, returned 28.5% — a much stronger result than what we’ve seen from the Russell 2000 index or from the PowerShares S&P Small Cap Information Technology Portfolio ETF (Nasdaq: PSCT), which returned 13% and 11% year-to-date, respectively. It’s not a fair comparison, of course, because our closed positions all have different time frames, but it does stress the strong promise of game-changing stocks.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch Right Now: Xcerra Corporation(XCRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    LTX-Credence Co. common stock (NASDAQ:XCRA) – Analysts at B. Riley increased their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for LTX-Credence Co. common stock in a research note issued on Tuesday, May 29th. B. Riley analyst C. Ellis now forecasts that the semiconductor company will post earnings of $1.03 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $0.99. B. Riley has a “Neutral” rating and a $14.00 price objective on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for LTX-Credence Co. common stock’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.27 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.27 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.23 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.28 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.32 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $1.09 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.30 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Element Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in LTX-Credence Co. common stock (NASDAQ:XCRA) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 12,132 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $141,000.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch Right Now: Evertec, Inc.(EVTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Evertec (NYSE:EVTC) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Saturday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Equities research analysts at Raymond James initiated coverage on shares of Evertec (NYSE:EVTC) in a report released on Friday, MarketBeat reports. The firm set a “market perform” rating on the business services provider’s stock.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch Right Now: General Employment Enterprises, Inc.(JOB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch Right Now: KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation(KS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Kapstone (KS)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Investor Interest Amplifies Stock EV For KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) (parkcitycaller.com) What is Clear choice Buy, Sell or Hold? KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KS) (nysestocks.review) Is this stock is suitable for your portfolio? KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KS) (stockquote.review) Investor Buzz: Earnings in Review for KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) (fisherbusinessnews.com) Kapstone (KS) vs. P H Glatfelter (GLT) Head-To-Head Survey (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. Deutsche Bank cut Kapstone from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $35.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, February 8th. ValuEngine raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Citigroup reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of Kapstone in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut Kapstone from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Kapstone currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.17.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Kapstone (NYSE:KS) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the twelve ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $32.60.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch Right Now: Credit Acceptance Corporation(CACC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ: CACC) and Nelnet (NYSE:NNI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ:CACC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The credit services provider reported $6.11 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $6.19 by ($0.08). The company had revenue of $295.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $296.16 million. Credit Acceptance had a net margin of 43.49% and a return on equity of 29.44%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 12.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $4.67 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Credit Acceptance will post 26.04 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch Right Now: Gerdau S.A.(GGB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) fell 7.6% on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $3.99 and last traded at $4.00. 20,132,700 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 80% from the average session volume of 11,155,967 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.33.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) tumbled more than 10% by 2:45 p.m. EDT Thursday in what was a tumultuous day for stocks in Brazil. The Brazil-based steel company sold off along with that country’s stock market amid fears that the recent trucker strike could have a deep impact on the economy.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eleven analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $4.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AMG Funds LLC lessened its stake in Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) by 12.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 256,979 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 35,501 shares during the quarter. AMG Funds LLC’s holdings in Gerdau were worth $1,198,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch Right Now: Tower International, Inc.(TOWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tower International Inc (NYSE:TOWR) has received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $37.33.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tower International (NYSE:TOWR) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    Bridging North America will build Gordie Howe International Bridge (windsorstar.com) Woods Bagot Unveils Design of Firm’s First Grade a Office Tower in Manila (dexigner.com) Gordie Howe International Bridge will be longest cable-stayed bridge in North America (clickondetroit.com) China Tower Is Said to Start Gauging Demand for Hong Kong IPO (bloomberg.com) Brokerages Expect Tower International Inc (TOWR) Will Announce Earnings of $1.08 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)

    TOWR has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Tower International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Saturday, May 5th. ValuEngine downgraded Tower International from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, Roth Capital initiated coverage on Tower International in a research report on Thursday, May 24th. They set a “buy” rating and a $41.00 target price on the stock. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $35.50.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Matthew Frankel, and Dan Caplinger]

    So which of Buffett’s stocks do we Fools think are great buys right now? We asked a team of Motley Fool investors to weigh in and theypicked Markel (NYSE:MKL), Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), and Moody’s (NYSE:MCO).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Employers (NYSE: EIG) and Markel (NYSE:MKL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN cut its stake in Markel Co. (NYSE:MKL) by 7.5% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 72,437 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 5,832 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Markel were worth $84,768,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Steve Symington]

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

  • [By Steve Symington, Travis Hoium, and Neha Chamaria]

    So we asked three top Motley Fool investors to each discuss a growth stock that successful investors can appreciate. Read on to learn why they like Markel (NYSE:MKL), Mastercard (NYSE:MA), and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL).

  • [By Andy Pai]

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

Top Value Stocks To Own Right Now

A flurry of IPOs joined the calendar to kick off the new year, most notably ADT. Less than two years since Apollo took the security services behemoth private, ADT (NYSE:ADT) launched a $2 billion public offering that will value the company at $14 billion.

After postponing its IPO in 2017, fracker Liberty Oilfield Services (Pending:BDFC) will be making a second attempt now that oil prices have recovered. The $1.7 billion proposed valuation will be a discount to last time.

Industrial Logistics Property Trust (Pending:ILPT), an industrial REIT spun out of Select Income REIT (Nasdaq: SIR), set terms for a $590 million IPO that will value the company at $1.9 billion.

Entera Bio (Pending:ENTX), an Israeli oral drug developer, set terms to raise $55 million at a $141 million market cap.

Preclinical biotech Cue Biopharma (CUE) began trading this week after completing a “best efforts” offering in December. Its stock finished Friday up 100% from the IPO price, though with relatively low volume.

Top Value Stocks To Own Right Now: KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation(KS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Investor Interest Amplifies Stock EV For KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) (parkcitycaller.com) What is Clear choice Buy, Sell or Hold? KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KS) (nysestocks.review) Is this stock is suitable for your portfolio? KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KS) (stockquote.review) Investor Buzz: Earnings in Review for KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) (fisherbusinessnews.com) Kapstone (KS) vs. P H Glatfelter (GLT) Head-To-Head Survey (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. Deutsche Bank cut Kapstone from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $35.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, February 8th. ValuEngine raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Citigroup reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of Kapstone in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut Kapstone from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Kapstone currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.17.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Kapstone (KS)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Kapstone (NYSE:KS) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the twelve ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $32.60.

Top Value Stocks To Own Right Now: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.(BMRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of BioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:BMRN) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty-three ratings firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fifteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $111.67.

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTX) is breaking out from a bullish continuation pattern after completing a 2-year+ consolidation bottom. Upside is seen to the $200 area. Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ: CELG), Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN), and Incyte Corp. (NASDAQ: INCY) have weaker technical patterns and may have further downside risks. BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) is forming a potential bearish top – a move below $77.98 would open $71 to the $60 area.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) is readying for its commercial launch of Palynziq (pegvaliase) in the United States, for the treatment of phenylketonuria. Shares of BioMarin were trading at $99.03, with a consensus analyst target of $114.14 and a 52-week range of $75.81 to $99.76.

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    This week we get our first look at quarterly numbers from major drug and biotech giants such as AbbVie (ABBV)  , Amgen (AMGN)  , Biogen (BIIB) , Biomarin Pharmaceuticals (BMRN)  and Action Alerts PLUS holding Eli Lilly (LLY) , which all provide the market a glimpse of how the first quarter was for the industry over the next few days,” according to Real Money Pro columnist Bret Jensen.

Top Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Lannett Co Inc(LCI)

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    It’s how, over the past three years, my subscribers and I have seen gains like 181% on Lannett (NYSE: LCI), 135% on Westmoreland Coal (Nasdaq: WLB), and 242% from Bitauto (NYSE: BITA). Each time, the system has told us exactly when to buy and when to sell, while we just sit back and count the returns.

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    With luck, we’ll one day be able to add these stocks to our long list of homeruns. Over the past three years, my subscribers and I have seen gains like 181% on Lannett (NYSE: LCI), 135% on Westmoreland Coal (Nasdaq: WLB), and a striking 242% on Bitauto (NYSE: BITA). Each time, the Maximum Profit system has told us exactly when to buy and when to sell, while we just sit back and count the returns.

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