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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now

Stream this: Netflix (NFLX) has gained nearly 20% today following its earnings release last night, making it the top-performing stock in the S&P 500 today.

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And it wasn’t even close. Netflix jumped 19% to $118.79 today, well ahead of the S&P 500′s 0.6% gain. The second-best best performer? Harley Davidson (HOG), which gained 9% to $$54.16.

Netflix reported a profit 12 cents a share on sales of $2.29 billion, beating forecasts for a profit of 6 cents on sales of $2.28 billion.

Citigroup’s Mark May and Kenneth Dorell call the results “better than feared,” to which we say “duh.” They offer two reasons for Netflix’s surge:

Following a disappointing 2Q report (including 3Q guidance below forecasts), Netflix reported 3Q16 results and issued 4Q16 guidance above these lowered expectations. While subscriber net adds remain below year-ago levels and cash burn (including content spend) remains high, revenue growth accelerated to 32% (vs. 28% in 2Q) on subscriber growth of 25% (vs. 27% in 2Q) as the recent price increases benefited growth. We believe the stock’s reaction in the aftermarket may be due to a combination of 1) the set-up and negative sentiment heading into the quarter; and, 2) investors rewarding Netflix’s pricing power, as price increases proved not to have an outsized impact on churn.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc.(BRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN:BRG) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,697,945 shares, a decrease of 7.7% from the August 15th total of 1,840,022 shares. Approximately 7.2% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 110,334 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 15.4 days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Bluerock Residential Growth REIT (NASDAQ:BRG) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bluerock Residential Growth REIT earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 47.1792961215955 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of research analysts have commented on BRG shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 15th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 target price on shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $11.17.

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: First Savings Financial Group, Inc.(FSFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Savings Financial Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.2248202662973 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Savings Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of -0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 49.1494069754243 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Allete, Inc.(ALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ALLETE (NYSE: ALE) and Spark Energy (NASDAQ:SPKE) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mason Street Advisors LLC increased its stake in ALLETE Inc (NYSE:ALE) by 93.1% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 25,545 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 12,317 shares during the period. Mason Street Advisors LLC’s holdings in ALLETE were worth $1,846,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Susquehanna Fundamental Investments LLC bought a new stake in shares of ALLETE Inc (NYSE:ALE) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 14,236 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,029,000.

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Textainer Group Holdings Limited(TGH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    Head to Head Survey: Textainer Group (TGH) vs. The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Textainer Group (TGH) Upgraded by ValuEngine to “Buy” (americanbankingnews.com) Financial Comparison: Textainer Group (TGH) vs. The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Aircastle (AYR) versus Textainer Group (TGH) Head-To-Head Comparison (americanbankingnews.com) Critical Comparison: Textainer Group (TGH) and Its Rivals (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Textainer Group stock opened at $17.85 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,019.18, a P/E ratio of 43.54 and a beta of 2.50. Textainer Group has a 1 year low of $9.60 and a 1 year high of $26.50. The company has a current ratio of 0.85, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.28.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Textainer Group (NYSE:TGH) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning.

    Several other equities research analysts have also commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Textainer Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Compass Point started coverage on Textainer Group in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. They set a neutral rating and a $17.00 price target on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $20.67.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Last year was one that investors in Textainer Group Holdings (NYSE:TGH) will likely remember fondly as the container leasing company’s stock rocketed an eye-popping 188%. This year, however, has been a different story as shares are down nearly 30% since the beginning of the year, and more than 40% off their high. That sell-off might have investors wondering if now’s a good time to buy.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Liberty Global plc(LBTYA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Tuesday.

    LBTYA has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Jefferies Group reiterated a buy rating on shares of Liberty Global in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded Liberty Global from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and set a $41.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine downgraded Liberty Global from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Citigroup set a $43.00 price objective on Liberty Global and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, Macquarie reiterated an outperform rating and set a $45.00 price objective (up previously from $41.00) on shares of Liberty Global in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $41.46.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barclays reiterated their buy rating on shares of Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) in a report released on Sunday. They currently have a $39.00 target price on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors acquired 1,977 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,312% compared to the average daily volume of 140 put options.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    UBS Group upgraded shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Friday morning, www.benzinga.com reports. They currently have $33.50 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $37.00.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019

Stryker shares will rise on strong sales from its surgical implant and instrument products, according to J.P. Morgan.

The firm reiterated its overweight rating for Stryker shares, predicting the medical technology company will report earnings above expectations next year.

“We see multiple top-line drivers [for Stryker], including new product launches in multiple businesses (Knees, Instruments, Neuro, & Physio-Control at the top of the list),” analyst Robbie Marcus said in a note to clients Thursday. “Following a solid start to the year, we expect more of the same in the balance of 2018 with the company easily outperforming Street expectations on both the top and bottom lines.”

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Transportadora De Gas Sa Ord B(TGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Transportadora de Gas del Sur (NYSE: TGS) and Western Gas Equity Partners (NYSE:WGP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Transportadora de Gas del Sur (NYSE: TGS) and Antero Midstream Partners (NYSE:AM) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Freestone Capital Holdings LLC increased its stake in Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA (NYSE:TGS) by 56.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 177,803 shares of the energy company’s stock after purchasing an additional 64,160 shares during the quarter. Freestone Capital Holdings LLC owned approximately 0.11% of Transportadora de Gas del Sur worth $3,617,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA ADR Class B (TGS)

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  • [By Rich Smith]

    Grupo Supervielle SA (NYSE:SUPV), Grupo Financiero Galicia (NASDAQ:GGAL), BBVA Banco Frances S.A. (NYSE:BFR), Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA (NYSE:TGS), and Banco Macro SA (NYSE:BMA) — that’s a mouthful of words to identify just five companies from Argentina, but they’re all part of a big story coming out of that country today. At one point or another, these five stocks were up 10% or more this morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about Transportadora de Gas del Sur (NYSE:TGS) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Transportadora de Gas del Sur earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the energy company an impact score of 46.2643511773395 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Smith(ds)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Redwood Trust (NYSE: RWT) and Drive Shack (NYSE:DS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Drive Shack Inc (NYSE:DS)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $7.18 and last traded at $6.91, with a volume of 21368 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.04.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Chatham Lodging Trust (REIT)(CLDT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE:CLDT) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Tuesday.

    Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on CLDT. Zacks Investment Research cut Chatham Lodging Trust from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. B. Riley increased their price objective on Chatham Lodging Trust from $20.00 to $21.00 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. TheStreet upgraded Chatham Lodging Trust from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report on Thursday, July 12th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a hold rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Chatham Lodging Trust in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $21.20.

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    Kraft Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC) is still licking its wounds after an abysmal earnings report on Thursday and a weak 2019 outlook. The consumer goods giant is looking to reshape its business as consumer tastes continue to evolve. According to reports, the firm – backed heavily by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) – is considering a deal to sell its Maxwell House brand. Warren Buffett is also affecting shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). Although AAPL stock added 0.4% in pre-market hours, Buffett said he would not purchase more shares of the company stock at these levels. However, should AAPL stock pull back in the near future, the “Oracle of Omaha” would consider purchasing more. Earnings season may be winding down, but concerns about the U.S. brick-and-mortar retail industry are always high. This week, Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), and Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) will report earnings from the holiday quarter. Look for earnings reports from American States Water Co. (NYSE: AWR), Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT), EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR), Etsy Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY), Life Storage Inc. (NYSE: LSI), Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS), Oneok Inc. (NYSE: OKE), Potbelly Corp. (NASDAQ: PBPB), Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE: APTS), Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII), Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK), and Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC).

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Lennar Corp.(LEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Lennar Corp. (NYSE: LEN) traded down nearly 3% Wednesday to set a new 52-week low of $45.39 after closing at $46.77 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $72.17. Volume was about three times the daily average of around 3.3 million. The company reported a beat on both profit and revenue this morning but lowered its forecast for the coming quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lennar Co. (NYSE:LEN) shares reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $47.55 and last traded at $48.08, with a volume of 172512 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $49.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about Lennar (NYSE:LEN) has trended somewhat negative recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lennar earned a media sentiment score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the construction company an impact score of 47.0777727072162 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Based on Lennar’s (NYSE:LEN) (NYSE:LEN-B) most recent earnings report, the answers to those questions appear to be yes. Not only do the company’s sales numbers look fantastic, but management already is taking the right steps to bring its finances back in order after the deal. 

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: NiSource, Inc(NI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on NiSource (NI)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wedbush Securities Inc. raised its holdings in NiSource (NYSE:NI) by 25.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 13,858 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,800 shares during the period. Wedbush Securities Inc.’s holdings in NiSource were worth $331,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Liberty Global plc(LBTYA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    UBS Group upgraded shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Friday morning, www.benzinga.com reports. They currently have $33.50 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $37.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    TalkTalk counts the cost of biggest ever customer gains (finance.yahoo.com) $0.12 Earnings Per Share Expected for Liberty Global (LBTYA) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Deal Valuation Disappointing But Liberty Global’s (LBTYA) Valuation Is Too Cheap To Ignore – Citi (streetinsider.com) Virgin Media searches for new leader as chief executive prepares to log off (telegraph.co.uk) Vodafone ‘highly likely’ to receive approval for Liberty Global deal, says Citi (proactiveinvestors.co.uk)

    Shares of Liberty Global traded down $0.17, hitting $28.77, on Thursday, Marketbeat reports. 1,665,800 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,234,886. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.79, a quick ratio of 0.33 and a current ratio of 0.33. Liberty Global has a 52 week low of $28.00 and a 52 week high of $39.73. The company has a market capitalization of $23.20 billion, a PE ratio of -12.56, a P/E/G ratio of 5.66 and a beta of 1.62.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors acquired 1,977 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,312% compared to the average daily volume of 140 put options.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Genie Energy Ltd.(GNE)

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Tuesday, the utilities shares surged 0.69 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: JE), up 4 percent, and Genie Energy Ltd. (NYSE: GNE) up 3 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Genie Energy (NYSE:GNE) was upgraded by TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report issued on Monday.

    Shares of Genie Energy stock opened at $5.12 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 1.81, a quick ratio of 1.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05. The firm has a market cap of $125.72 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 168.67 and a beta of 1.59. Genie Energy has a 12-month low of $5.06 and a 12-month high of $5.11.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.(AXTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    Axalta Coating Systems (AXTA) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Thursday (americanbankingnews.com) Axalta, the Philadelphia Eagles and Stroud Water Research Center Celebrate All-Pro Teachers with a Day of STEM in the Stream (finance.yahoo.com) Axalta Coating Systems Ltd (AXTA) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Insider Selling: Axalta Coating Systems Ltd (AXTA) EVP Sells 15,332 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Axalta Announces Price Increase on Industrial Coating Technologies in North America (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of research firms have weighed in on AXTA. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Axalta Coating Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, April 27th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price objective on shares of Axalta Coating Systems from $32.00 to $33.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Nomura reduced their price objective on shares of Axalta Coating Systems from $35.00 to $34.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 11th. BMO Capital Markets began coverage on shares of Axalta Coating Systems in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $33.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Seaport Global Securities cut shares of Axalta Coating Systems from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Axalta Coating Systems Ltd (NYSE:AXTA) Director Charles W. Shaver sold 250,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.73, for a total value of $7,432,500.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 690,828 shares in the company, valued at $20,538,316.44. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE:AXTA) and Akzo Nobel (OTCMKTS:AKZOD) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: KAR Auction Services, Inc(KAR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of used- and salvaged-car auction operator KAR Auction Services (NYSE:KAR) plunged 19.5% in early Wednesday trading, following a disappointing earnings report Tuesday evening. That’s the bad news. The good news is that as of 2 p.m. EST, KAR shares had recovered at least some of their losses and were down “only” 11.2%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC lessened its position in KAR Auction Services Inc (NYSE:KAR) by 82.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 8,204 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 38,635 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC’s holdings in KAR Auction Services were worth $450,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    KAR Auction Services, Inc  (NYSE:KAR)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 20, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    According to the Merrill Lynch views on the rise in older car models, this is expected to benefit dealers such as CarMax Inc. (NYSE: KMX) and America’s Car-Mart Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT), as well as auctioneer KAR Auction Services Inc. (NYSE: KAR).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE:KAR) – Equities researchers at Northcoast Research reduced their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of KAR Auction Services in a research report issued on Wednesday, May 9th. Northcoast Research analyst J. Healy now expects that the specialty retailer will post earnings of $0.72 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.73.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Gamco Investors INC. ET AL reduced its stake in KAR Auction Services Inc (NYSE:KAR) by 0.7% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 448,050 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 3,000 shares during the period. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL owned approximately 0.33% of KAR Auction Services worth $21,381,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: The9 Limited(NCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about The9 (NASDAQ:NCTY) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. The9 earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 45.6853785900783 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 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019

As many investors know, there is an age-old saying that 50% of a stock’s price movement is the result of its group. Right now, one of our hottest groups is the “Semiconductor-General” industry, which is in the top 2% of industries based on the Zacks Industry Rank and contains some of the most elite options in the market.

For individuals who stick true to the aforementioned belief, we will highlight three of the strongest and most promising stocks within this industry, in hopes of guiding investors to a stock that holds its own merit, while being carried by the merit of the stocks surrounding it.

Amtech Systems, Inc.

Amtech Systems (ASYS ) is a capital equipment maker and a current Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stock. It has seen absurdly positive share price movement over the past month, gaining 28.5% since May 3.

On top of its prestige Zacks Rank, Amtech Systems also currently sports an “A” grade for Value in our Style Scores system. The company holds a P/B ratio of 1.29, compared to an industry average 3.35, helping to show that its being traded at a discount to its peers. It also dominates the industry in P/CF, P/E, and P/S ratios, justifying its grade within this Style Scores category.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Gentex Corporation(GNTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    The good news is that investors looking for opportunities in the future of transportation and renewables have more options than Tesla. Two stocks to consider: niche auto parts supplier Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX) and well-positioned solar component supplier SolarEdge Technologies (NASDAQ:SEDG).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Delphi Technologies (NYSE: DLPH) and Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dana (NYSE: DAN) and Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX) are both mid-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gentex (NASDAQ: GNTX) is one of 45 publicly-traded companies in the “Motor vehicle parts & accessories” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Gentex to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Gentex Co. (NASDAQ:GNTX) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $25.38 and last traded at $25.31, with a volume of 61480 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $25.10.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Saturday morning.

    GNTX has been the topic of several other reports. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $25.00 price target on shares of Gentex and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Sunday, April 22nd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Gentex from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Gentex from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $25.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Longbow Research reissued a buy rating and issued a $28.00 price target on shares of Gentex in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their price target on shares of Gentex from $26.00 to $25.00 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $25.60.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Washington Real Estate Investment Trust(WRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $31.33.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRE)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Liberty Global plc(LBTYA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    TalkTalk counts the cost of biggest ever customer gains (finance.yahoo.com) $0.12 Earnings Per Share Expected for Liberty Global (LBTYA) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Deal Valuation Disappointing But Liberty Global’s (LBTYA) Valuation Is Too Cheap To Ignore – Citi (streetinsider.com) Virgin Media searches for new leader as chief executive prepares to log off (telegraph.co.uk) Vodafone ‘highly likely’ to receive approval for Liberty Global deal, says Citi (proactiveinvestors.co.uk)

    Shares of Liberty Global traded down $0.17, hitting $28.77, on Thursday, Marketbeat reports. 1,665,800 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,234,886. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.79, a quick ratio of 0.33 and a current ratio of 0.33. Liberty Global has a 52 week low of $28.00 and a 52 week high of $39.73. The company has a market capitalization of $23.20 billion, a PE ratio of -12.56, a P/E/G ratio of 5.66 and a beta of 1.62.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barclays reiterated their buy rating on shares of Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) in a report released on Sunday. They currently have a $39.00 target price on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Epoch Investment Partners Inc. grew its position in shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) by 1.1% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 2,946,065 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 31,331 shares during the period. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. owned about 0.36% of Liberty Global PLC Class A worth $92,241,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Tuesday.

    LBTYA has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Jefferies Group reiterated a buy rating on shares of Liberty Global in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded Liberty Global from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and set a $41.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine downgraded Liberty Global from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Citigroup set a $43.00 price objective on Liberty Global and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, Macquarie reiterated an outperform rating and set a $45.00 price objective (up previously from $41.00) on shares of Liberty Global in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $41.46.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc.(UDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News articles about United Dominion Realty Trust (NYSE:UDR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United Dominion Realty Trust earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.5630416063411 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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    Stifel Upgrades UDR (NYSE: UDR) from Hold to Buy
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Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Kaman Corporation(KAMN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Kaman Aircraft (NYSE:KAMN) hit a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $67.95 and last traded at $68.00, with a volume of 2807 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $67.07.

Liberty Global (LBTYA) Receives “Buy” Rating from Barclays

Barclays reiterated their buy rating on shares of Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) in a report released on Sunday. They currently have a $39.00 target price on the stock.

A number of other research analysts also recently commented on the stock. Macquarie set a $36.00 price objective on shares of Liberty Global and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Pivotal Research reissued a buy rating and issued a $38.00 target price on shares of Liberty Global in a research report on Friday, May 4th. ValuEngine raised shares of Liberty Global from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. BidaskClub raised shares of Liberty Global from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Saturday, April 28th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised shares of Liberty Global from a neutral rating to an outperform rating in a research report on Thursday, April 19th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $39.67.

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Shares of Liberty Global opened at $29.61 on Friday, according to MarketBeat. Liberty Global has a 52 week low of $28.00 and a 52 week high of $39.73. The company has a market cap of $23.96 billion, a P/E ratio of -12.93, a P/E/G ratio of 5.40 and a beta of 1.62. The company has a current ratio of 0.33, a quick ratio of 0.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.79.

Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 14th. The company reported ($0.68) EPS for the quarter. Liberty Global had a negative net margin of 20.88% and a negative return on equity of 35.66%. The company had revenue of $3.99 billion for the quarter. equities research analysts predict that Liberty Global will post 0.58 EPS for the current year.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of LBTYA. Toronto Dominion Bank boosted its holdings in shares of Liberty Global by 13.9% during the 1st quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 13,621 shares of the company’s stock worth $426,000 after buying an additional 1,661 shares during the period. Wayne Hummer Investments L.L.C. boosted its holdings in shares of Liberty Global by 3.3% during the 1st quarter. Wayne Hummer Investments L.L.C. now owns 54,803 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,716,000 after buying an additional 1,750 shares during the period. First Mercantile Trust Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Liberty Global by 9.8% during the 4th quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 19,661 shares of the company’s stock worth $705,000 after buying an additional 1,761 shares during the period. Raymond James & Associates boosted its holdings in shares of Liberty Global by 17.5% during the 4th quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 11,833 shares of the company’s stock worth $424,000 after buying an additional 1,766 shares during the period. Finally, Stifel Financial Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Liberty Global by 3.9% during the 1st quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 49,615 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,557,000 after buying an additional 1,864 shares during the period. 23.21% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Liberty Global Company Profile

Liberty Global plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephony, mobile, and other communications services to residential customers and businesses in Europe. It offers video services, including digital video programming and audio services starting with a basic video service, video-on-demand, electronic programming guide, various premium channel packages, digital video recorders, various mobile applications, and set-top boxes.

Analyst Recommendations for Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA)

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019

Wall Street on Monday didn’t just cash in on one winner, or a daily double, or even a trifecta. It notched astock market-style superfecta, with all four major U.S. stock indexes — representing blue chip names, technology stocks, small caps and large-company stocks — all closing at record highs on the same day for the first time in 17years.

The post-election rallybegan two weeks ago with so-called “Red Stocks” ripping higher after Republican Donald Trump’s surprise win on Nov. 8. The rally, which has been fueled by hopes that the president-elect’s growth-friendly policies will finallyjolt the U.S. economy out of its multi-year doldrums, has spreadto virtually every corner of the stock market.

All-time highs were in abundance tostart the week: Blue chips in the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 89 points to a record 18,956.69, extending its 2016 gain to nearly 9%.The benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 finished 0.8% higher at 2198.18, its highest close ever. The tech-packed Nasdaq composite rallied 0.9% to a record 5368.86. And the Russell 2000, a stock index filled with the market’s smallest companies, extendedits winning streak to 12 sessions on its way to an all time record close of 1322.23 and a 16.4% gain for the year. That is the Russell 2000’s longest winning streak since June 2003.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Merck & Company, Inc.(MRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK) which rose about 6% to $62.19. The stocks 52-week range is $53.63 to $66.80. Volume was 43 million compared to its average volume of 12.3 million.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Because statins are so widely used, they’re the most prescribed medicines in the world, and that’s been a bonanza for companies like Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), which developed top-selling cholesterol drug Lipitor, and Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK), which created cholesterol-lowering add-on therapy Zetia.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    First, BMS won Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for a new dosing schedule for Opdivo on March 6. This change allows physicians to administer Opdivo to patients every four weeks instead of every two weeks for most of the approved indications for the drug. In addition, Opdivo was approved for a shorter 30-minute infusion for all approved indications. Opdivo now enjoys an advantage related to patient convenience that Merck’s (NYSE:MRK) Keytruda doesn’t.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs. The shares closed up 0.3% at $58.83 on Friday but were indicated up 2.2% at $60.15. Merck has a consensus target price of $66.55.

  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    Prior to Wednesday’s unraveling of the manufacturing council, six executives had resigned:

    On June 1, Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk dropped out following Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord. “Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world,” Musk tweeted.
    Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK) CEO Ken Frazier drew fire from Trump on Twitter after leaving the council. “Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President's Manufacturing Council,he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!" the president tweeted.
    When Frazier left the council, he said: “I feel a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism.”
    On Aug. 14, Under Armour Inc (NYSE: UAA) CEO Kevin Plank resigned. “I love our country & company,” Plank said. “I am stepping down from the council to focus on inspiring & uniting through power of sport.”
    Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) CEO Brian Krzanich left Aug. 14 and said: “I stand with others for equality and improving U.S. competitiveness. Both require improving in today’s environment.”
    Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul quit Aug. 15, stating: “I’m resigning from the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative because it’s the right thing for me to do.”
    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka resigned the same day as Paul. “We cannot sit on a council for a president who tolerates bigotry and domestic terrorism,” Trumka said.

    Image: Gage Skidmore, Flickr

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Xilinx, Inc.(XLNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) by 1.9% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 126,150 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,349 shares during the quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc.’s holdings in Xilinx were worth $9,113,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nomura upgraded shares of Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) from a reduce rating to a neutral rating in a research note published on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. They currently have $70.00 price target on the programmable devices maker’s stock, up from their prior price target of $60.00.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Among the factors Citron cites as adverse for Nvidia is that most of its revenue comings from video game computing, and that theres significant competition in data center computing from Intel (INTC), AMD (AMD), and Xilinx (XLNX).

  • [By ]

    Until it’s lifted, the ban stands to impact everyone from optical component/module suppliers such as Acacia Communications (ACIA)  and Oclaro to telecom/networking chip suppliers such as Cavium (CAVM)  and Xilinx (XLNX) to mobile chip suppliers such as Qualcomm (QCOM)  and Skyworks (SWKS) . Some of the damage will, of course, be offset by share losses ZTE is likely to see on account of the ban. This could particularly hold for mobile suppliers, given that the ban could prevent ZTE from shipping phones running Alphabet/Google’s (GOOGL) version of Android.

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    Further, according to recent reports, AMD, ARM (NSDQ:ARMH), Huawei Technology, International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), Mellanox Technologies (NSDQ:MLNX), and Qualcomm (NSDQ:QCOM) have collaborated with Xilinx (NSDQ:XLNX) tobuild a homogenous interface for different CPUs to share data with FPGA accelerators, which are useful in the datacenter and deep learning space. If this collaboration is successful, it could be very bad news for Intel.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Liberty Global plc(LBTYA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Alex Webb]

    Kabel Deutschland is a key part of Vodafones expansion strategy as the carrier looks for ways to boost revenue and lock in customers with Internet and television offers in addition to wireless service. Kabel Deutschland is the biggest cable company in Germany, Vodafones largest market, and had drawn a rival bid from John Malones Liberty Global Plc. (LBTYA)

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is one of 32 public companies in the “Cable & other pay television services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Liberty Global to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Tuesday.

    LBTYA has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Jefferies Group reiterated a buy rating on shares of Liberty Global in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded Liberty Global from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and set a $41.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine downgraded Liberty Global from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Citigroup set a $43.00 price objective on Liberty Global and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, Macquarie reiterated an outperform rating and set a $45.00 price objective (up previously from $41.00) on shares of Liberty Global in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $41.46.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Brown(n)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Arie Goren]

    On November 5, Oracle (NYSE:ORCL)confirmed that it has finally completed the acquisition of Netsuite (NYSE:N) for $9.3 billion in cash, or $109 per share that the company had initially offered. In my previous article about Oracle, I had suggested that the acquisition of NetSuite, the cloud business application software company, is a smart move by Oracle. What’s more, it is not paying an excessive price for the deal. In fact, Oracle insisted that it will not pay more than what it had first offered despite the resistance from T Rowe Price (NSDQ:TROW)which demanded $133 per share.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Acxiom Corporation(ACXM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Acxiom Corp. (NASDAQ: ACXM) traded down more than 33% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $18.60 after closing Wednesday at $28.05. The stock’s 52-week high is $32.93. Volume was about 25 times the daily average of around 600,000 shares. The company is being hammered after social media giant Facebook said it would change its relationship with data brokers.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018

Source: ThinkstockFebruary 23, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 1.6% at 2,747.47. The DJIA closed up 1.4% at 25,311.92. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 1.8% at 7,337.39.

Friday was a very positive day for the broadU.S. markets, with all three of the major exchanges closing higher on the day. Crude oil made a strong recovery and is back above $63. The S&P 500 sectors were entirely positive. The most positive sectors were utilities, energy, and technology up 2.7%, 2.1% and 1.9%, respectively. The worst performing sector was industrials up only 0.7%.

Crude oil was up 1.2% at $63.54.

Gold was relatively flat at $1,331.50.

The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Friday was First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) which traded down about 7% at $61.80. The stocks 52-week range is $25.56 to $76.61. Volume was about 6 million compared to the daily average volume of roughly 2 million.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: City Holding Company(CHCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    City Holding Company (NASDAQ: CHCO) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $42.04 million.

    Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE: CMP) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $1.33 per share on revenue of $347.03 million.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Delcath Systems Inc.(DCTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    If you’re looking for proof of just how explosively profitable penny stocks are, Delcath Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: DCTH) is a perfect piece of evidence. This company saw its stock price surge from $0.02 on June 1 to $0.19 on June 26. That marked a stunning 850% gain, which happened after the company announced phase 2 trial data for its cancer drug Melphalan would be released.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Delcath Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: DCTH) dropped nearly 44% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.46 after closing Thursday at $0.82. The 52-week high is $8.80. Volume of around 4.5 million was more than 20 times the daily average of around 280,000 shares traded. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: ENGlobal Corporation(ENG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Wednesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap energy engineering and professional services stock ENGlobal Corp (NASDAQ: ENG):

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ENGlobal (NASDAQ:ENG) will be announcing its earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, May 9th.

    ENGlobal (NASDAQ:ENG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 15th. The construction company reported ($0.08) earnings per share for the quarter. ENGlobal had a negative net margin of 29.16% and a negative return on equity of 17.18%. The firm had revenue of $14.43 million during the quarter.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Virtu Financial, Inc.(VIRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

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

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

    Virtu Financial (NASDAQ: VIRT) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Security brokers & dealers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Virtu Financial to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Principal Financial Group Inc(PFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The twenty stocks in Worth’s basket are: Ameriprise Financial (AMP) Bank of America, Banner (BANR), Citigroup, Citizens Financial Group (CFG), East West Bancorp (EWBC), First NBC Bank Holding (FNBC), HFF (HF), KeyCorp(KEY), Legacy Texas Financial Group (LTXB), Lincoln National (LNC), Morgan Stanley, Old National Bancorp (ONB), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Principal Financial Group (PFG), Stifel Financial (SF), SVB Financial Group (SIVB), TCF Financial (TCB), and Wells Fargo.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

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    Principal Financial Group (PFG) Approves New $300M Buyback (streetinsider.com) Principal Financial Group (PFG) Announces Share Repurchase Plan (americanbankingnews.com) Is Principal Large Cap Growth I Institutional (PLGIX) a Strong Mutual Fund Pick Right Now? (finance.yahoo.com) Principal Financial Group is Oversold (nasdaq.com) Principal Names New Chief Human Resources Officer (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several equities analysts have recently commented on PFG shares. Morgan Stanley decreased their target price on Principal Financial Group from $79.00 to $77.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Wells Fargo reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and issued a $76.00 target price on shares of Principal Financial Group in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on Principal Financial Group in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $62.00 target price on the stock. Bank of America started coverage on Principal Financial Group in a research report on Monday, March 26th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $65.00 target price on the stock. Finally, UBS started coverage on Principal Financial Group in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $69.00 target price on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Principal Financial Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $71.18.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: HCI Group, Inc.(HCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap Florida insurance stock HCI Group Inc (NYSE: HCI) has taken a hit with shares down around 21% over the past week on predictions that Hurricane Irma would hit Florida albeit sharesrose 2.74%on Friday when it became clear that it would not be as catastrophic as feared:

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Liberty Global plc(LBTYA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Tuesday.

    LBTYA has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Jefferies Group reiterated a buy rating on shares of Liberty Global in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded Liberty Global from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and set a $41.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine downgraded Liberty Global from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Citigroup set a $43.00 price objective on Liberty Global and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, Macquarie reiterated an outperform rating and set a $45.00 price objective (up previously from $41.00) on shares of Liberty Global in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $41.46.

  • [By Alex Webb]

    Kabel Deutschland is a key part of Vodafones expansion strategy as the carrier looks for ways to boost revenue and lock in customers with Internet and television offers in addition to wireless service. Kabel Deutschland is the biggest cable company in Germany, Vodafones largest market, and had drawn a rival bid from John Malones Liberty Global Plc. (LBTYA)

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is one of 32 public companies in the “Cable & other pay television services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Liberty Global to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: LightPath Technologies, Inc.(LPTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedshorting small cap optical solutions manufacturing stockLightPath Technologies (NASDAQ: LPTH) in our short term portfolio:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) shares dropped 24 percent to $2.86 following fiscal 2018 first quarter results. Net income for the quarter was around $218,000, versus $140,000 in the year-ago quarter.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Semtech Corporation(SMTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ: SMTC) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $128.38 million.

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: OLLI) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $190.44 million.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Sonic Automotive Inc.(SAH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Armour Residential REIT Inc. (NYSE: ARR), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), PJT Partners Inc. (NYSE; PJT), Sonic Automotive Inc. (NYSE: SAH)and Tandy Leather Factory Inc. (NASDAQ: TLF).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

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Everyone has heard of ICOs, but an older approach involving airdrops and hard forks is gaining new traction and holders of Bitcoin and Ethereum stand to benefit significantly if the trend continues.

In an ICO, participants contribute capital to buy tokens whereas, in an airdrop (or hard fork), tokens are allocated to existing holders of a particular chaintypically Bitcoin or Ethereum. Thats right, instead of buying tokens, theyre simply given away to the holders of another coin.

If the trend continues, Bitcoin and Ethereum are poised to spin-off dozens or hundreds of crypto-offspring. If so, this phenomenon could have significant implications for Bitcoin and Ether (the native asset of Ethereum) holdersand increase urgency for prospective holders. (Disclosure: My firm, Blockchain Capital, invests in blockchain startups and crypto assets including Bitcoin and Ether.)

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Manitex International Inc.(MNTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, industrial shares fell by 0.08 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Accenture Plc (NYSE: ACN), down 4 percent, and Manitex International Inc (NASDAQ: MNTX), down 4 percent.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Old Point Financial Corporation(OPOF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, financial shares fell 0.13 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Adams Natural Resources Fund Inc (NYSE: PEO), down 4 percent, and Old Point Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: OPOF) down 3 percent.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Liberty Global plc(LBTYA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alex Webb]

    Kabel Deutschland is a key part of Vodafones expansion strategy as the carrier looks for ways to boost revenue and lock in customers with Internet and television offers in addition to wireless service. Kabel Deutschland is the biggest cable company in Germany, Vodafones largest market, and had drawn a rival bid from John Malones Liberty Global Plc. (LBTYA)

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is one of 32 public companies in the “Cable & other pay television services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Liberty Global to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and earnings.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd.(LITB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Friday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap China based online retailstockLightinthebox Holding Co (NYSE: LITB) as a long/buy trade:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap China based online retailstockLightinthebox Holding Co (NYSE: LITB) reportedQ1 2017 earnings as net revenues increased 8.0% to $72.7 million (above the high end of the Company’s guidance of $72.0 million). Net revenues from product sales were $64.8 million versus$61.9 million and net revenues from service and others were $7.9 million versus $5.4 million in the same quarter of 2016. As a percentage of net revenues, service and others accounted for 10.9% during the first quarter of 2017. Total orders of product sales were 1.6 million for the first quarter of 2017 versus1.7 million in the same quarter of 2016 while the total number of product sales customers was 1.2 million versus 1.4 million.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Brocade Communications Systems Inc.(BRCD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ: AVGO) and Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCD) disclosed a definitive deal through which the former would acquire the latter for $12.75 a share in cash. This would translate into a valuation of about $5.9 billion, including $0.4 billion of net debt.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc.(CRBP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    This rapid growth in legal pot has create quite the demand for marijuana stocks. The seven largest marijuana stocks by market cap have all put on a show over the past couple of years. Here are those seven “green giants” listed with their market caps as of March 17, 2017, along with their trailing one-year total returns.

    GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH): $3.0 billion, up 64% Canopy Growth Corp. (NASDAQOTH:TWMJF): $904 million, up 259% Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF) $440 million, up 381% Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF): $482 million, up 299% AXIM Biotechnologies (NASDAQOTH:AXIM): $562 million, up 1,720% Corbus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CRBP): $450 million, up 431% Medical Marijuana (NASDAQOTH:MJNA): $221 million, up 254%

    As you can see, these are some hefty valuations — and some exceptionally strong moves higher on the heels of marijuana’s expansion. With the exception of GW Pharmaceuticals, every one of the largest marijuana stocks has at least tripled in value over the trailing 12 months, with cannabinoid-based drug developer AXIM Biotechnologies skyrocketing more than 1,700%!

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Corbus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CRBP) managed to become one of the top-performing biotech stocks on the market in 2016. Over the last 12 months, Corbus’ share price has soared 550%.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.(WMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-worst Dow Jones industrial average stock so far this year is Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), which is down 14.6%. That is followed by Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), down 12.2%, and DowDuPont Inc. (NYSE: DWDP) and Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), both down 10.5%.

  • [By ]

    (1) Tesla (TSLA) will reportedly start producing its Model Y sport utility vehicle in November 2019. Can we just say what sane people (not the Tesla fanatics who continue to shred me on Twitter each day) are probably thinking: How in the world is Tesla going to successfully produce another vehicle, a more complex one at that, when it can’t even make money on what’s rolling off its fledgling production lines currently? And how is Tesla going to pull this new vehicle off without an injection of capital? The questions around Tesla’s survival are unending and rightfully so. (2) Who cares if Netflix (NFLX) has decided to pull out of the Cannes Film Festival – you see this company’s stock lately? Netflix has become far and away the best-performing member of the FAANG (Facebook (FB) , Apple (AAPL) , Amazon (AMZN) , Netflix, Alphabet (GOOGL) ) stock club this year. Here are five reasons why. (3) Oil prices are on fire, hovering around three-year highs on heightened geopolitical tensions. That’s bad news for consumer companies such as Walmart (WMT) given the associated rise in gas prices. Prices at the pump are up about 11% from this point last year, and some surveys see prices up at least 14% this summer.   

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) traded down 0.92% at $75.54. The stock’s 52-week range is $65.28 to $80.47. Volume was about 20% below the daily average of around 8.7 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Even discount chains such asTarget (NYSE:TGT) and the mighty Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) have seen their sales and margins dented by intensifying competition. For decades, these discount chains were the disruptors; with their wide selection of goods and low prices, they steadily claimed market share from their higher-priced and often smaller rivals.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Colony NorthStar, Inc. (CLNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Colony NorthStar Inc. (NYSE: CLNS) slipped about 3.1% to post a new 52-week low of $11.02 Wednesday after closing at $11.37 on Tuesday. Volume of about 3.8 million was about 45% above the daily average of around 2.7 million. The REIT completed its sale of an investment management firm to Aon plc on Tuesday for net proceeds of around $379 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Colony NorthStar Inc. (NYSE: CLNS) dropped about 6.3% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $8.50 after closing at $9.07 on Monday. The stock’s 52-week high is $14.74. Volume was around 17.5 million, more than four times the daily average of around 3.9 million. The company had no specific news. Shares traded up about 1% late Tuesday afternoon at around $9.15.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Colony NorthStar Inc. (NYSE: CLNS) matched a 52-week low of $11.97 set last Friday. The 52-week high is $16.08. Volume was about 2.5 million, nearly equal to the daily average of around 2.6 million shares. The company had no specific news. Shares are on track to close with a gain of nearly 1%.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: PACCAR Inc.(PCAR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    Despite the weak revenue results, PCAR has outperformed against the industry average of 21.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 1.6%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company’s bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.

     

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    PACCAR INC has improved earnings per share by 16.3% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, PACCAR INC increased its bottom line by earning $3.82 versus $3.30 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($4.58 versus $3.82).

     

  • [By JPMorgan]

    We are Neutral on PCAR as the company faces the risk of both lower volume and margin pressure from declining demand in its core NA HD truck business in 2016. However, we believe PCAR should command a premium valuation due to its track record of solid execution. In addition, PCAR pays out a normal and a special dividend which, in total, should equal ~50% of net income and currently offers a yield of 4.1% (JPMe total payout of ~$2.12/share) making it potentially attractive to income-oriented investors. 

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Salesforce.com (CRM) , Paccar (PCAR) , Cummins (CMI) , ConocoPhillips (COP) , Adobe Systems (ADBE) , Annaly Capital (NLY) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) .

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    We rate PACCAR INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B-. This is driven by some important positives, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. 

  • [By Vikram Nagarkar]

    NVIDIA has also recently announced several partnerships lately, like the one with Microsoft,dubbed Olympus, aimed at maximizing GPU performance for data centers. Then there are also other partnerships in the self-driving cars space, like the one with Bosch, and another one with PACCAR (NASDAQ:PCAR), to develop autonomous trucks. Of course, most of these partnerships will most likely take a while before they can translate to any monetary benefits for NVIDIA. What these deals do, though, is reinforce NVIDIA’s grip over this market, which even pushed Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)to acquire Mobileye (NYSE:MBLY), to build a presence in this space. Mobileye is the company that lost business from Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)to NVIDIA last year. Putting that aside, more importantly, the price that Intel is paying to acquire Mobileye has indirectly pointed to the fact that NVIDIA may be significantly undervalued.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Rent-A-Center Inc.(RCII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Aaron’s, Inc performing better with Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY) being the big winner whilesmall caps hhgregg, Inc (NYSE: HGG) and Rent-A-Center Inc (NASDAQ: RCII) haveunderperformed, butare showing signs of improvement:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Rent-A-Center Inc (NASDAQ: RCII) was down, falling around 26 percent to $9.88. Rent-A-Center reported upbeat quarterly earnings, but the company’s sales missed analysts’ estimates.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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