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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021

Shares of The Home Depot (NYSE:HD) and Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) have both crushed the market over the past decade, helping investors earn fortunes along the way.

But which of these home-improvement giants is the better buy today? Read on to find out.

These stocks can help you add some more green to your portfolio. But which is the best buy now? Image source: Getty Images.

Competitive advantage

Sherwin-Williams is the market leader in the $125 billion paint and coatings industry. Unlike many of its competitors, the company’s vast network of retail stores allows it to cut out the middleman and interact directly with its customers. This gives it an informational advantage, helping it to innovate and adapt to changing consumer trends faster than its rivals. Moreover, its strong brand gives it pricing power, or the ability to consistently raise prices without severely impacting sales. Together, that’s helped Sherwin-Williams deliver nearly five times the gains of the S&P 500 over the past decade.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Timken Steel Corporation(TMST)

TimkenSteel Corporation manufactures and sells alloy steel, and carbon and micro-alloy steel products worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Industrial & Mobile and Energy & Distribution. It offers air-melted alloy steel bars, tubes, and precision components; and value-added services, such as thermal treatment and machining. The company’s products are used in engines, transmission and driveline components, hydraulic system components, military ordnance, mining and construction drilling applications, and other types of equipment, as well as in offshore and land-based drilling rig activities. It sells its products and services to the oil and gas, automotive, industrial equipment, mining, construction, rail, aerospace and defense, heavy truck, agriculture, and power generation sectors. TimkenSteel Corporation is headquartered in Canton, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    TimkenSteel Corp  (NYSE:TMST)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Timkensteel (NYSE:TMST) will be posting its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, February 20th. Analysts expect Timkensteel to post earnings of ($0.02) per share for the quarter.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Motorola Solutions, Inc.(MSI)

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (Motorola Solutions), incorporated on March 9, 1973, is a provider of communication infrastructure, devices, accessories, software and services. The Company operates through two segments: Products and Services. The Company addresses the communication needs of government agencies, state and local public safety and first-responder agencies, and commercial and industrial customers utilizing private communications networks and manages a mobile workforce. Its serves global customer base spanning federal, state, county, province, territory, municipal, and departmental independent bodies, along with its commercial and industrial customers. It serves its customers with a global footprint of sales in approximately 100 countries.

Products

The Company’s Products segment offers a portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories and software. The primary customers of the Products segment are government, public safety and first-responder agencies, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers operating private communications networks and manage a mobile workforce. The Products segment has two product lines, including Devices and Systems. Its Devices includes two-way portable radios and vehicle-mounted radios; accessories, such as speaker microphones, batteries, earpieces, headsets, carry cases and cables, and software features and upgrades. Its Systems includes the radio network core and central processing software; base stations; consoles; repeaters, and software applications and features.

Services

The Company’s Services segment provides a range of service offerings for government, public safety and commercial communication networks. The Services segment product lines include Integration services, Managed & Support services, and Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN) services. Its Integration services include the implementation, optimization, and integration of systems, devices, software and applications. Its Managed & Supp! ort services include a continuum of service offerings beginning with repair, technical support and hardware maintenance. Its advanced offerings include network monitoring, software maintenance and cyber security services. Its managed service offerings range from partial or full operation of customer owned networks to operation of Motorola Solutions owned networks. Its services are provided across all radio network technologies, Command Center Consoles and Smart Public Safety Solutions. Its iDEN is a push-to-talk technology. Its iDEN services consist of hardware and software maintenance services for its iDEN customers.

The Company competes with Harris, Airbus, Kenwood, Hytera and Sepura.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Technical Communications (NASDAQ:TCCO) and Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) issued an update on its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $7.55-7.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $7.56. The company issued revenue guidance of $7.784-7.857 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $7.7 billion.Motorola Solutions also updated its FY19 guidance to $7.55-7.70 EPS.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Wipro Limited(WIT)

Wipro Limited provides information technology (IT) products and services, consumer care and lighting products, and infrastructure engineering services primarily in India, the United States, and Europe. The company?s IT Services segment offers IT and IT enabled services, including software application development, application maintenance, research, and development services for hardware and software design, data center outsourcing services, and business process outsourcing services. Its IT Products segment produces and sells a range of Wipro personal desktop computers, Wipro servers, and Wipro notebooks. This segment also operates as a reseller of desktops, servers, notebooks, storage products, networking solutions, and packaged software for various international brands. The company?s Consumer Care and Lighting segment manufactures, distributes, and sells personal care products, baby care products, lighting products, and hydrogenated cooking oils in India and rest of Asia. Wipro Limited also manufactures and sells hydraulic cylinders, truck cylinders, and their components and solutions to original equipment manufacturers, as well as provides water treatment systems and solutions. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wipro (NYSE:WIT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “WIPRO LTD-ADR provides comprehensive IT solutions and services, including systems integration, Information Systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations globally. Wipro Limited is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level certified IT Services Company globally. “

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ClariVest Asset Management LLC cut its stake in shares of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) by 16.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 857,900 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after selling 174,300 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Wipro were worth $4,110,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Millennium Management LLC decreased its holdings in Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) by 87.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 54,188 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after selling 373,205 shares during the quarter. Millennium Management LLC’s holdings in Wipro were worth $280,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Sun Life Financial Inc.(SLF)

Sun Life Financial Inc., a financial services organization, provides protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers worldwide. It operates through five segments: Sun Life Financial Canada, Sun Life Financial United States, Sun Life Financial Asset Management, Sun Life Financial Asia, and Corporate. The company offers life and health, long-term and short-term disability, medical stop-loss and dental, and accidental death insurance services; long-term care, medical coverage, and guaranteed income and death reinsurance services; and investment funds, as well as third-party mutual funds. It also provides life, dental, drug, extended health care, disability, and critical illness benefits programs; and voluntary benefits solutions directly to individual plan members, including post-employment life and health plans to plan members. In addition, the company offers group retirement products and services, including investment-only segregated funds and fixed rate annuities, stock plans, group life annuities, and pensioner payroll services, as well as solutions for de-risking defined benefit pension plans. Further, it provides asset management services for retail and institutional investors through mutual and commingled funds, separately managed accounts, institutional products, and retirement strategies; and customized fixed income solutions, including liability-driven investment products, as well as alternative asset classes, such as private fixed income, real estate, and commercial mortgages. The company markets and distributes its products through independent insurance and mutual fund licensed brokers, broker-dealers, benefits consultants, and sales representatives. Sun Life Financial Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) and Investors Heritage Capital (OTCMKTS:IHRC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Meridian Interstate Bancorp Inc.(EBSB)

Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. operates as a holding company for East Boston Savings Bank that provides various financial services to consumers and businesses in Massachusetts. The company offers various deposit products, including non-interest-bearing demand deposits comprising checking accounts; interest-bearing demand accounts, such as NOW and money market accounts; savings accounts; and certificates of deposit, as well as commercial checking accounts. It also provides various loan products, which include commercial real estate loans, one to four family residential loans, multi-family real estate loans, construction loans, home equity lines of credit, commercial business loans, and consumer loans, as well as involves in the purchase and sale of loan participation interests. In addition, the company offers non-deposit products consisting of mutual funds, annuities, stocks, and bonds through a third party broker-dealer; and long-term care insurance through a third-part y insurance company. It operates 21 full-service locations and 2 loan centers in the greater Boston metropolitan area. The company was founded in 1848 and is based in East Boston, Massachusetts. Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. is a subsidiary of Meridian Financial Services, Incorporated.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Saturday.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Leading Brands Inc(LBIX)

Leading Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, production, marketing, and distribution of beverages in Canada, the western United States, and Asia. It also involves in beverage bottling, as well as in the sale, merchandising, brand development, brand licensing, and brand management of beverage products. The company?s principal product lines comprise juices and waters. It sells its products under TrueBlue, LiteBlue, and PureBlue brand names, as well as under licensed brand Stewart?s Fountain Classics. The company sells beverage products through its sales force, as well as through outside brokers and agents to retail, wholesale, and distribution outlets. The company was formerly known as Brio Industries Inc. and changed its name to Leading Brands, Inc. in October 1999. Leading Brands, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about Leading Brands (NASDAQ:LBIX) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Leading Brands earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 46.3549545541136 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Kingstone Companies, Inc(KINS)

Kingstone Companies, Inc., through its subsidiary, Kingstone Insurance Company, underwrites property and casualty insurance products to small businesses and individuals in New York. The company provides personal lines insurance products, such as homeowners, dwelling fire, 3-4 family dwelling package, condominium, renters, equipment breakdown, service line endorsements, and personal umbrella policies; and commercial liability policies comprising small business retail, service, and office risks without residential exposure to business owners. It also offers for-hire vehicle physical damage only policies for livery and car service vehicles and taxicabs; and canine legal liability policies, as well as reinsurance products. In addition, the company, through its subsidiary, Payments, Inc., places contracts with a third party licensed premium finance company. Kingstone Companies, Inc. sells its products through independent retail and wholesale agents and brokers. The company was formerly known as DCAP Group, Inc. and changed its name to Kingstone Companies, Inc. in July 2009. Kingstone Companies, Inc. was founded in 1886 and is based in Kingston, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    RLI (NASDAQ: KINS) and Kingstone Companies (NASDAQ:KINS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Kingstone Companies (NASDAQ:KINS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

    Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Callaway Golf Company(ELY)

Callaway Golf Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells golf clubs, golf balls, golf bags, and other golf-related accessories. It offers drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges, and putters. The company also designs and sells golf accessories, such as packaged sets, golf bags, golf gloves, golf footwear, golf apparel, travel gear, headwear, towels, umbrellas, eyewear, and other accessories under the Callaway Golf, Odyssey, and Strata brand names. In addition, it licenses its trademarks and service marks for use on golf related accessories, such as golf apparel and footwear, golf gloves, prescription eyewear, and practice aids. The company sells its products directly to golf retailers, sporting goods retailers, and mass merchants; and to third-party distributors in the United States, as well as in approximately 100 countries. It also sells pre-owned golf products through its Website, www.callawaygolfpreowned.com; and Callaway Golf and Odyssey products directly to consumers through its Websites www.callawaygolf.com and www.odysseygolf.com. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Carlsbad, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Spin Master (OTCMKTS:SNMSF) and Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) are both consumer cyclical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Ely Gold Royalties Inc (CVE:ELY) hit a new 52-week high on Thursday . The stock traded as high as C$0.18 and last traded at C$0.18, with a volume of 45000 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at C$0.17.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: La-Z-Boy Incorporated(LZB)

Edward M. Knabusch and Edwin J. Shoemaker started Floral City Furniture in 1927, and in 1928 the newly formed company introduced its first recliner. In 1941, we were incorporated in the state of Michigan as La-Z-Boy Chair Company, and in 1996 we changed our name to La-Z-Boy Incorporated. Today, our La-Z-Boy brand is the most recognized brand in the furniture industry.
We manufacture, market, import, export, distribute and retail upholstery furniture products. In addition, we import, distribute and retail accessories and casegoods (wood) furniture products. We are the leading global producer of reclining chairs and the second largest manufacturer/distributor of residential furniture in the United States. The La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries® stores retail network is the third largest retailer of single-branded furniture in the United States.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Stocks to Watch Today: HSBC, NAVI, LUV
    Shares of HSBC Holdings Plc. (NYSE: HSBC) fell more than 2% in pre-market hours. The slide came after the bank announced that it anticipated “a weaker global economic outlook.” The bank also issued a warning about the upcoming Brexit and said that many of its customers in the United Kingdom are “understandably cautious about the immediate future.” The firm also issued a weaker earnings report than expected. The company to watch today is Navient Corp. (NASDAQ: NAVI), which is the largest student loan servicer in the country. Sallie Mae spun off the company in 2013. It has 12 million customers and services about $300 billion in loans. While no one likes student loans, a few key metrics show this stock is a raging buy right now. Here’s what you need to know to get your trading week started. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is under scrutiny from the Federal Aviation Administration. According to reports, a probe is underway on whether the company has failed to calculate checked baggage loads on flights correctly. The Wall Street Journal reports that several planes carried 1,000 pounds of cargo more than what was listed on flight paperwork. Look for earnings reports from Advance Auto Parts Inc. (NYSE: AAP), Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL), La-Z-Boy Inc. (NYSE: LZB), LendingClub Corp. (NYSE: LC), and Texas Roadhouse Inc. (NASDAQ: TXRH).

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Lexmark International, Inc.(LXK)

Lexmark International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and supplies printing, imaging, device management, managed print services (MPS), document workflow, and business process and content management solutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Imaging Solutions and Services (ISS), and Enterprise Software. The ISS segment offers a portfolio of color and monochrome laser printers and laser multifunction products, and dot matrix printers, as well as various cartridges, service parts, and other supplies for use in the installed base of laser, inkjet, and dot matrix printers. It also provides maintenance, consulting, and systems integration services, as well as MPS offerings, such as asset lifecycle management, implementation and decommissioning services, consumables management, remote device monitoring and management, and business process optimization services. This segment serves its customers through a network of distributors and resellers comprising IT resellers, direct marketing resellers, and copier dealers, as well as through alliances and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) arrangements. The Enterprise Software segment provides a suite of enterprise content management, business process management, document output management/customer communications management that includes case management, electronic signature, process analytics, information and application integration, intelligent content capture and data extraction, enterprise search software, and medical imaging vendor neutral archive software products and solutions. This segment offers products and solutions through third-party resellers, as well as through an OEM program. The company primarily serves financial services, retail, manufacturing, education, government, and health care industries. Lexmark International, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Lexmark International (NYSE:LXK) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lexmark International earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 42.803224128124 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Lexmark International (NYSE:LXK) has been trending somewhat negative on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lexmark International earned a coverage optimism score of -0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 42.9230217304115 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Get ready for some big numbers: The world’s largest pipeline operator, Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI), just boosted its dividend by 60%. Yes, you read that right: sixty percent! 

Sounds wonderful, until I tell you that in 2016, it cut its dividend by more than 75%, which knocked the share price down to historic lows.

Today, the company’s stock is still trading near those lows, despite the dividend hike. Maybe Wall Street is just being cautious — once bitten, twice shy, after all. But there also might be a good reason for the stock market’s pessimism. Let’s dig into this beaten-down energy industry giant and see if this is a value too good to pass up…or a sucker’s bet. 

Kinder Morgan is the world’s largest pipeline company. Image source: Getty Images.

It’s party time

The last few years have been rocky for Kinder Morgan shareholders, thanks mostly to the aforementioned dividend cut. Of course, they’ve been rough for many pipeline operators, too: TransCanada shares, for example, are down 5.7% over the last three years, while Enbridge’s have sunk 37% during the same period. But neither even comes close to Kinder Morgan’s gut-wrenching 61% drop.

Top High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Leading Brands Inc(LBIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about Leading Brands (NASDAQ:LBIX) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Leading Brands earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 46.3549545541136 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc.(DPLO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Diplomat Pharmacy (NYSE:DPLO) started the first quarter with decent revenue growth. This is due in part to its new pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) business, now rebranded as CastiaRx, although the acquisition and integration are cutting into the bottom line — for now.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Diplomat Pharmacy (NYSE: DPLO) and Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) traded down about 5.8% to $25.74. The 52-week range is $28.74 to $14.24. Diplomat’s market cap dropped by about $80 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) surged 87.1 percent to $12.98 after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares jumped 66.8 percent to $49.735 after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) gained 34 percent to $2.2920 following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) climbed 22.3 percent to $34.84 after the company posted upbeat Q4 earnings.
    Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO) shares jumped 22.2 percent to $7.28 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) gained 19.8 percent to $8.89 after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
    Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE: LXFR) surged 19.8 percent to $17.10 following Q1 results.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 18.3 percent to $2.26 after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Intelligent Systems Corporation (NYSE: INS) gained 17 percent to $7.116.
    Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) surged 15.3 percent to $73.00 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHEF) climbed 15 percent to $28.85. Chefs' Warehouse posted Q1 earnings of $0.03 per share on sales of $318.6 million.
    Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: WPRT) rose 14.2 percent to $2.9701.
    Wright Medical Group N.V. (NASDAQ: WMGI) jumped 13.8 percent to $23.87 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) gained 13.4 percent to $22.70. Diplomat named Brian Griffin as Chairman and CEO.
    Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 13 percent to $27.97 after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
    Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) gained 12 percent to $15.19

Top High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Nuveen Mortgage Opportunity Term Fund(JLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nuveen Mortgage Opportunity Term Fund (NYSE:JLS) declared a monthly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st, NASDAQ reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of 0.113 per share on Tuesday, September 4th. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.72%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 14th.

Hot Value Stocks For 2018

The US financial sector has been on a solid run of late. Over the last 12 months the S&P 500 Financials Sector has returned 18.9% relative to the S&P 500 Index of 17.9%. Many analysts have formed the view that with the potential for higher market interest rates, this sector has a long runway ahead. So with this in mind I thought that it would be a good time to update my estimates of the intrinsic value of the 3 major diversified banks. Over a series of 4 articles I will value JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) and Bank of America (NYSE: BAC). In this first article I will set the scene by reviewing the performance of the 3 banks over the last 10 years and compare their current performance to the Sector.

Size of the US Banking Loan Books

When I think about a main-street bank I immediately look at how its loan book has been performing. I think that the loan book is the key to the profitability of the bank. The loan book allows the bank to generate income both from the loan (interest income) and by servicing the loan (non-interest income).

Hot Value Stocks For 2018: Axsome Therapeutics, Inc.(AXSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By William Romov]

    Currently trading at $4.85, Manhattan-based Axsome Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: AXSM) makes drugs to treat depression, Alzheimer’s disease, and chronic pain.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Tuesday, ourUnder the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap clinical-stage biopharmaceutical stock Axsome Therapeutics (NASDAQ: AXSM):

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Axsome Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) traded down about 43% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $3.20 after closing Monday at $5.55. The 52-week high is $6.45. Volume was about 3.8 million, about 19 times the daily average of around 220,000 shares. The company will stop a “futile” portion of a trial of its treatment for knee osteoarthritis.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Axsome Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: AXSM) shares dropped 18 percent to $3.62. Axsome Therapeutics priced 3.74 million shares at $3.74 per share.

    Shares of Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) were down around 11 percent to $12.10 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings and issued a weak forecast.

Hot Value Stocks For 2018: Computer Sciences Corporation(CSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By R. Chandrasekaran]

    Some of the outperforming stocks:

    NVDIA Corp (NASDAQ: NVDA) trading up about 5.7 percent with a range between $69.50 and $71.72.
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is gaining about 4 percent. The stock ranged between $770.94 and $787.73.
    Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC) is gaining about 3.3 percent with the stock trading between $56.10 and $58.01.
    Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) is adding about 3 percent with the stock ranging $59.78-$60.52.
    Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is gaining about 2.9 percent with the stock trading between $792.90 and $805.
    Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) is adding approximately 2.9 percent with shares trading in the range of $34.15-$34.60.
    Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) is gaining about 2.8 percent as the stock traded between $30.61 and $31.05.
    Salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM) is adding about 2.8 percent with the shares traded in the range of $75.41-$77.00

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    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

Hot Value Stocks For 2018: Leading Brands Inc(LBIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Leading Brands, Inc (USA) (NASDAQ: LBIX) shares shot up 66 percent to $2.49 following Q1 results. Leading Brands reported Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on revenue of $3.033 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Leading Brands, Inc (USA) (NASDAQ: LBIX) shares dropped 13 percent to $1.99 following Q2 results. Leading Brands posted Q2 EBITDAS of $0.00 per share, compared to $0.09 per share during the same period last year.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Leading Brands, Inc (USA) (NASDAQ: LBIX) shares were also up, gaining 145 percent to $3.31 on no formal news from company. The stock rallied 215 percent over Tuesday and Wednesday of this week amid trader speculation stock could be sympathy play on move higher in Helios & Matheson. However, Leading Brands shares sold off 27 percent on Thursday.

Top 5 Shipping Stocks For 2016

Recent economic data for the US suggests that the stock market’s hissy fit this year has been a false signal for anticipating a new recession. That’s not surprisingthe short-term noise in equity prices is a constant challenge for business-cycle analysis and so it’s not uncommon that market volatility will lead us astray at times. That’s always been the case and nothing’s changed. Looking to markets in isolation of hard economic numbers is a dangerous game if real money is at stake. The challenge is finding a happy medium. The good news is that there are several choices for relatively reliable signals.

If you could only look at one measure of economic activity for monitoring recession risk the single-best indicator is the Chicago Fed’s National Indexthe three-month moving average (CFNAI-MA3) in particular. In the grand scheme of macro benchmarks that are publicly available for free from institutional sources, CFNAI-MA3 is a tough act to beat.

Top 5 Shipping Stocks For 2016: Inter Parfums, Inc.(IPAR)

 

Inter Parfums, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes a range of fragrances and fragrance related products worldwide. It offers its fragrance and cosmetic products under the Balmain, Boucheron, Jimmy Choo, Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin, Montblanc, Paul Smith, S.T. Dupont, Repetto, Van Cleef & Arpels, Abercrombie & Fitch, Agent Provocateur, Rochas, Anna Sui, Banana Republic, bebe, Coach, Dunhill, French Connection, Gap, Hollister, Oscar de la Renta, and Shanghai Tang brands. It markets and sells its products to department stores, perfumeries, specialty retailers, mass market retailers, supermarkets, domestic and international wholesalers, and distributors. The company was formerly known as Jean Philippe Fragrances, Inc. and changed its name to Inter Parfums, Inc. in July 1999. Inter Parfums, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAR) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $110.58 million.

    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: NCLH) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $1.10 billion.

Top 5 Shipping Stocks For 2016: Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.(CALM)

 

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. produces, grades, packages, markets, and distributes shell eggs. It offers specialty shell eggs, such as nutritionally enhanced, cage free, organic, and brown eggs under the Egg-Lands Best, Land O Lake, Farmhouse, and 4-Grain brand names, as well as under private labels. The company sells its products to various customers, including national and regional grocery store chains, club stores, foodservice distributors, and egg product consumers primarily in the southeastern, southwestern, mid-western, and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is based in Jackson, Mississippi.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Manikandan Raman]

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Top Electric Utility Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Leading Brands Inc(LBIX)

Leading Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, production, marketing, and distribution of beverages in Canada, the western United States, and Asia. It also involves in beverage bottling, as well as in the sale, merchandising, brand development, brand licensing, and brand management of beverage products. The company?s principal product lines comprise juices and waters. It sells its products under TrueBlue, LiteBlue, and PureBlue brand names, as well as under licensed brand Stewart?s Fountain Classics. The company sells beverage products through its sales force, as well as through outside brokers and agents to retail, wholesale, and distribution outlets. The company was formerly known as Brio Industries Inc. and changed its name to Leading Brands, Inc. in October 1999. Leading Brands, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Leading Brands, Inc (USA) (NASDAQ: LBIX) shares shot up 66 percent to $2.49 following Q1 results. Leading Brands reported Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on revenue of $3.033 million.

Top 5 Shipping Stocks For 2016: Time Warner Inc.(TWX)

 

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Eisen var popups = $(“.socialByline .popC”); ]

    Some of the stocks rebounded on Thursday, but most are down sharply this week amid a 2.7% drop in the S&P 500 Index. Time Warner Inc.(TWX)slid 9.9% this week. Walt Disney Co.(DIS)dropped 3.8% after closing onWednesday at itslowest level since October 2014. Itsshares are now off 22% during the past three months.

  • [By Nelson Hem]

    “Move Over, FANGs: Value Investing Is Rebounding” by Andrew Bary suggests that value investing could be on the verge of a multi-year comeback. That would be good news for the likes of Boeing Co (NYSE: BA), Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) and Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX), but bad news for former high fliers like Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX). The article offers 16 ways to play a rebound.

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    Morgan Stanley analysts upgraded Time Warner Inc (TWX) early on Thursday as they believe the entertainment and media company’s publishing spin-off should help highlight a business that is leveraged to a healthy and growing TV environment.

    The analysts upgraded TWX from “Equal-Weight” to “Overweight” and see shares reaching $72. This price target suggests a 14% upside to the stock’s Wednesday closing price of $63.34.

    Time Warner shares were up 66 cents, or 1.03%, during morning trading on Thursday. The stock is up 34.06% year-to-date.

Top 5 Shipping Stocks For 2016: Express Scripts Holding Company(ESRX)

 

Express Scripts Holding Company operates as a pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company operates through two segments, PBM and Other Business Operations. The companys PBM segments products and services include clinical solutions to enhance health outcomes; specialized pharmacy care; home delivery pharmacy; specialty pharmacy, including the distribution of fertility pharmaceuticals that require special handling or packaging; and retail network pharmacy administration. It also provides benefit design consultation; drug utilization review; drug formulary management; an array of Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance marketplace; administration of a group purchasing organization; and consumer health and drug information services. In addition, the company distributes specialty pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to providers, clinics, and hospitals; and offers consulting services, including design, implementation, and project management for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device manufacturers to collect scientific evidence to guide the use of medicines. It serves managed care organizations, health insurers, third-party administrators, employers, union-sponsored benefit plans, workers compensation plans, government health programs, providers, clinics, hospitals, and others. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated four automated dispensing home delivery pharmacies; one non-automated dispensing home delivery pharmacy; and one non-dispensing home delivery pharmacy maintained for business continuity purpose, as well as several non-dispensing order processing centers, patient contact centers, specialty drug pharmacies, and fertility pharmacies. The company was formerly known as Aristotle Holding, Inc. and changed its name to Express Scripts Holding Company in April 2012. Express Scripts Holding Company was founded in 1986 and is headqua rtered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $25.20 billion.

    Xerox Corp (NYSE: XRX) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.23 per share on revenue of $4.24 billion.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Wall Street expects Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX) to post its quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $25.20 billion. Express Scripts shares rose 0.30 percent to close at $73.55 on Friday.