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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now

With today marking eight years from the bottom in the stock market, let’s talk about why it bottomed. And then take look at the run up in stocks since 2008.

First, why did stocks (the S&P 500) turn at 666 on March 9, 2009?

Policymakers were scrambling to stop the bleeding in banks, trying to unfreeze global credit and stop the dominos from continuing to fall.

The Fed had already launched a program a few months earlier to buy up mortgage-backed securities, to push down mortgage rates and to stop the implosion in housing. Global central banks had already slashed interest rates in an attempt to stimulate the economy. The U.S. had announced a $787 fiscal stimulus package a few weeks earlier. And then finance ministers and central bankers from the top 20 countries in the world met in London on March 14.

Here’s what they said in the opening of their communique: “We have taken decisive, coordinated and comprehensive action to boost demand and jobs, and are prepared to take whatever action is necessary until growth is restored.”

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: First Bancorp(FBNC)

First Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for First Bank that provides various banking services to individuals and small to medium-sized businesses. It offers deposit products, such as checking, savings, NOW, and money market accounts, as well as time deposits comprising certificates of deposits and individual retirement accounts. The company also provides loans for various consumer and commercial purposes, including loans for business, agriculture, real estate, personal uses, home improvement, and automobiles. In addition, First Bancorp offers credit cards, debit cards, letters of credit, safe deposit box rentals, bank money orders, and electronic funds transfer services consisting of wire transfers. Further, the company provides Internet banking, mobile banking, cash management, and bank-by-phone capabilities, as well as access to automated teller machines. Additionally, it engages in the placement of property and casualty insurance products. As of November 22, 2011, First Bancorp operated 97 branches, including 82 branches in North Carolina, 9 branches in South Carolina, and 6 branches in Virginia; and 1 loan production office in Blacksburg, Virginia. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Troy, North Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.(PLAY)

References to the “Company,” “we,” “us,” “our” and “Dave & Buster’s” in this Annual Report on Form 10-K (the “Report”) are references to Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (“D&B Entertainment”) and its subsidiaries.
We are a leading owner and operator of high-volume entertainment and dining venues under the name “Dave & Buster’s”. The core of our concept is to offer our customers the opportunity to “Eat Drink Play and Watch” all in one location. Eat and Drink is offered through a full menu of “Fun American New Gourmet” entrées and appetizers and a full selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. Our Play and Watch offerings provide an extensive assortment of entertainment attractions centered around playing games and watching live sports and other televised events. Our customer mix skews moderately to males, primarily between the ages of 21 and 39, and we believe we also serve as an attractive venue for families with children and teenagers.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) is in the middle of a big battle between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Motion Picture Academy. According to the letter, the DOJ is concerned about a recent rule change by the MPA that requires films to be released more widely in traditional movie theaters to qualify for Academy Awards. This could limit the participation in these awards for companies like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). The DOJ suggests the rule may raise anti-trust concerns in the future. Shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY) popped more than 7.5% after the restaurant and gaming chain topped Wall Street earnings expectations. The firm beat both top- and bottom-line revenue expectations and reported a big jump in same-store sales. Today, look for more earnings reports from Acuity Brands Inc. (NYSE: AYI) and Signet Jewelers Ltd. (NYSE: SIG).
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    Investors in Lyft Inc. (NASDAQ: LYFT) are fuming after the price of the ride-sharing giant’s stock fell below the launch price of $72. Shares plunged almost 12% Monday, and they’re now off sharply from the high of $86 that we saw on the first day of trading. Some Wall Street analysts suggest the fall in price is a signal that valuations of Unicorn companies like Lyft and Uber are too lofty in today’s market. Today, we have to take a victory lap since we warned investors to avoid the Lyft IPO. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is about to make things far more difficult for its grocery store competition. In an effort to jump-start sales at Whole Foods, Amazon plans to slash prices Wednesday on more than 500 products, including produce and meat. Look for earnings reports from Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY), NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSE: DG), and GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME).
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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallApril 2, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Leggett & Platt, Incorporated(LEG)

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated designs and produces various engineered components and products worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Residential Furnishings, Commercial Products, Industrial Materials, and Specialized Products. The Residential Furnishings segment offers innersprings, wire forms, and machines to shape wire; steel mechanisms and hardware, and springs and seat suspensions; and structural fabrics, carpet cushions, and geo components. It serves manufacturers of finished bedding and upholstered furniture; retailers and distributors of carpet cushions; and contractors, landscapers, road construction companies, and government agencies using geo components The Commercial Products segment provides bases, columns, back rests, casters, and frames for office chairs and control devices; private-label finished furniture; beds and bed frames; and adjustable beds. It serves office, institutional, and commercial furniture manufacturers; and mattress manufacturers and retailers. The Industrial Materials segment offers drawn wires, fabricated wire products, and steel rods. It serves bedding producers, mechanical spring manufacturers, and waste recyclers and waste removal businesses. The Specialized Products segment provides mechanical and pneumatic lumbar support and massage systems; seat suspension systems; automotive control cables; low voltage motors and actuators; titanium, nickel, and stainless steel tubing and sub-assemblies; quilting machines; industrial sewing/finishing machines; van interiors; and computer docking stations. It serves automobile seating manufacturers; aerospace suppliers and OEMs; bedding manufacturers; and telecommunication, cable, home service, and delivery companies. The company sells its products through sales representatives and distributors. Leggett & Platt, Incorporated was founded in 1883 and is based in Carthage, Missouri.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Stocks to Watch Today: GOOGL, PZZA, CLX
    Alphabet Inc. will report earnings after the bell Monday. Wall Street analysts anticipate the search giant will report sales growth of 20% higher than the same period one year ago. The company, however, is still recovering from public relations problems tied to data privacy, sexual harassment, and security breaches. Investors are banking on stronger ad revenue numbers as the firm continues to face renewed threats from e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). Shares of Papa John’s International Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) popped more than 6% after the company announced that hedge fund Starboard will invest $200 million into the company. In addition, the firm has announced that Starboard’s Jeffrey Smith will become chair of the board. The news comes a week after Papa John’s board dismissed the idea of an outright sale of the company. Shares have been under pressure since its founder was ousted from the firm. Shares of Clorox Co. (NYSE: CLX) jumped more than 5% in pre-market hours after the firm reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.40, a number that was $0.10 higher than Wall Street expectations. Look for earnings reports from AvalonBay Communities Inc. (NYSE: AVB), Clorox Co. (NYSE: CLX), Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD), Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), Legg Mason Inc. (NYSE: LM), Leggett & Platt Inc. (NYSE: LEG), Seagate Technology Plc. (NYSE: STX), and Sysco Corp. (NYSE: SYY).

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of LEG Immobilien (FRA: LEG) in the last few weeks:

    9/17/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €110.00 ($127.91) price target on by analysts at Baader Bank. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 9/14/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €110.00 ($127.91) price target on by analysts at Berenberg Bank. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 9/7/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €110.00 ($127.91) price target on by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 9/6/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €114.70 ($133.37) price target on by analysts at Hauck & Aufhaeuser. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 9/5/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €105.00 ($122.09) price target on by analysts at UBS Group AG. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 8/30/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €113.00 ($131.40) price target on by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 8/29/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €98.10 ($114.07) price target on by analysts at Nord/LB. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. 8/29/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €110.00 ($127.91) price target on by analysts at Warburg Research. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. 8/14/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €120.00 ($139.53) price target on by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 8/13/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €110.00 ($127.91) price target on by analysts at Berenberg Bank. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 8/10/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €98.00 ($113.95) price target on by an

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: WMIH Corp.(WMIH)

WMIH Corp. (“WMIH”) is a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware. On May 11, 2015, WMIH merged with its parent corporation, WMI Holdings Corp. (“WMIHC”), a Washington corporation, with WMIH as the surviving corporation in the merger (the “Merger”). The Merger occurred as part of the reincorporation of WMIHC from the State of Washington to the State of Delaware effective May 11, 2015 (the “Reincorporation Date”).
WMIH, formerly known as WMIHC and Washington Mutual, Inc. (“WMI”), is the direct parent of WMMRC and WMIIC. Since emergence from bankruptcy on March 19, 2012 (the “Effective Date”), we have had limited operations other than WMMRC’s legacy reinsurance business, which is being operated in runoff mode.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    WMIH (NASDAQ: WMIH) is one of 30 publicly-traded companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare WMIH to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    WMIH (NASDAQ: WMIH) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare WMIH to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    WMIH (NASDAQ: WMIH) is one of 31 public companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare WMIH to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Denbury Resources Inc.(DNR)

Denbury Resources Inc., incorporated on April 20, 1999, is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company’s operations are focused on two operating areas: the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions. The Company’s properties with proved and producing reserves in the Gulf Coast region are situated in Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana and Alabama, and in the Rocky Mountain region are situated in Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming. The Company has estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves of approximately 288.6 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBOE).

Gulf Coast Region

The Company’s primary Gulf Coast carbon dioxide (CO2) source is Jackson Dome, which is located near Jackson, Mississippi. In addition to its natural source of CO2, the Company purchases CO2 from an industrial facility in Port Arthur, Texas and from an industrial facility in Geismar, Louisiana, which supplies approximately 60 Million Cubic Feet per Day of CO2 to the Company’s enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations. The Company holds interest in approximately 180-mile NEJD CO2 pipeline that runs from Jackson Dome to near Donaldsonville, Louisiana. The Company has access to over 950 miles of CO2 pipelines, which deliver CO2 throughout the Gulf Coast region. In addition to the NEJD CO2 pipeline, the pipelines in the Gulf Coast region are the Free State Pipeline (approximately 90 miles), the Delta Pipeline (over 110 miles), the Green Pipeline Texas (approximately 120 miles) and the Green Pipeline Louisiana (over 200 miles).

The Company’s mature properties include its longest-producing properties, which are located along its NEJD CO2 pipeline in southwest Mississippi and Louisiana, and its Free State Pipeline in east Mississippi. The properties include the Company’s initial CO2 field, Little Creek, as well as various other fields, including Brookhaven, Cranfield, Eucutta, Lockhart Crossing, Mallalieu, Martinville, McComb and Soso fields. Delhi Field is located east of Monroe, Louisiana. Its Hastings! Field is located south of Houston, Texas. Its Heidelberg Field is located in Mississippi and consists of an East Unit and a West Unit. Its Oyster Bayou Field is located in southeast Texas, east of Galveston Bay. Its Tinsley Field is located in Mississippi. Its Webster Field is located in Texas. Its Conroe Field is located north of Houston, Texas. Conroe Field has an estimated proved non-tertiary reserves of approximately 5.3 MMBOE. Thompson Field is located in Texas. Thompson Field has an estimated proved non-tertiary reserves of approximately 10.2 MMBOE.

Rocky Mountain Region

The Company’s LaBarge Field is located in southwestern Wyoming. The Company’s interest in LaBarge Field consist of approximately 1.2 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of proved CO2 reserves. The Riley Ridge Federal Unit is also located in southwestern Wyoming and produces gas from the same LaBarge Field. The Company holds interest in Riley Ridge and minor surrounding acreage contained net proved reserves of approximately 2.8 Tcf of CO2 reserves. The 20-inch Greencore Pipeline in Wyoming is the first CO2 pipeline the Company has constructed in the Rocky Mountain region. Bell Creek Field is located in southeast Montana. Cedar Creek Anticline (CCA) is located in Montana. CCA consists of a series of approximately 10 different operating areas. CCA is located approximately 110 miles north of Bell Creek Field. The non-tertiary proved reserves associated with CCA are approximately 90.2 MMBOE. Hartzog Draw Field is located in the Powder River Basin of northeastern Wyoming, approximately 10 miles from its Greencore Pipeline. Hartzog Draw Field has an estimated proved reserves of approximately 4.3 MMBOE net to its interest, over 1.7 MMBOE, of which relate to the natural gas producing Big George coal zone.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    In late October, Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR) unveiled that it had agreed to buy fellow oil producer Penn Virginia (NASDAQ:PVAC) for $1.7 billion in cash and stock. Investors immediately voiced their disapproval of the deal, which along with crashing oil prices, has put significant pressure on Denbury’s stock price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR) and Lonestar Resources US (NASDAQ:LONE) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Denbury Resources Inc (NYSE:DNR)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Last year was one that investors in Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR) will want to forget. While shares of the oil producer rocketed more than 200% at one point, the stock gave up all those gains and then some as oil prices crashed and the company made a head-scratching offer to buy shale-focused driller Penn Virginia (NASDAQ:PVAC).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (TUSK)

We are an integrated, growth-oriented oilfield services company providing completion and production services, contract and directional drilling services and remote accommodation services primarily to companies engaged in the exploration and development of North American onshore unconventional sands and shale oil and natural gas reserves, commonly referred to as “unconventional resources.”
“Unconventional resources” references the different manner by which they are exploited as compared to the extraction of conventional resources. In unconventional drilling, the wellbore is generally drilled to specific objectives within narrow parameters, often across long, lateral intervals within narrow horizontal formations offering greater contact area with the producing formation. Typically, the well is then hydraulically fractured at multiple stages to optimize production.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:TUSK)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 15, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mammoth Energy Services (NASDAQ:TUSK) and National Energy Services (NASDAQ:NESR) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mammoth Energy Services Inc (NASDAQ:TUSK) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Financial Group cut their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Mammoth Energy Services in a report issued on Wednesday, October 3rd. Jefferies Financial Group analyst B. Handler now expects that the energy company will earn $1.07 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $1.14. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Mammoth Energy Services’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.97 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.93 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.91 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.93 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.87 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.65 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $2.20 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $2.20 EPS.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.(BIO.B)

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (Bio-Rad), incorporated on March 10, 1975, is a manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostics products. The Company manufactures and supplies the life science research, healthcare, analytical chemistry and other markets with a range of products and systems used to separate complex chemical and biological materials and to identify, analyze and purify their components. Bio-Rad operates in two segments: Life Science and Clinical Diagnostics. The Company’s Life Science segment develops, manufactures, sells and services reagents, apparatus and instruments used for biological research. The Company’s Clinical Diagnostics segment develops, manufactures, sells and services automated test systems, informatics systems, test kits and specialized quality controls for the healthcare market. Bio-Rad sells over 8,000 products and services to a client base consisting of scientific research, healthcare, education and government customers around the world.

Life Science

The Company’s Life Science segment markets and develops, manufactures and markets a range of over 5,000 reagents, apparatus and laboratory instruments that serve a global customer base. Its products are used in established research techniques, biopharmaceutical production processes and food testing regimes. These techniques are used to separate, purify and identify biological materials, such as proteins, nucleic acids and bacteria within a laboratory or production setting. The Company focuses on selected segments of the life sciences market in proteomics (the study of proteins), genomics (the study of genes), biopharmaceutical production, cell biology and food safety. Its life science customers include universities and medical schools, industrial research organizations, government agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, biotechnology researchers, food producers and food testing laboratories.

Clinical Diagnostics

The Company’s Clinical Diagnostic! s segment offers products that serve clinical laboratories in the global diagnostics market. Its products address the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) test market. The Company supplies over 3,000 different products that cover approximately 300 clinical diagnostic tests to the IVD test market. IVD tests are conducted outside the human body and are used to identify and measure substances in a patient’s tissue, blood or urine. The Company’s products consist of reagents, instruments and software, typically provided to its customers as an integrated package to allow them to generate reproducible test results. Its principal clinical diagnostic customers include hospital laboratories, reference laboratories, transfusion laboratories and physician office laboratories.

The Company competes with GE Biosciences, Merck Millipore, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Roche, Abbott Laboratories, Siemens, Danaher, Becton Dickinson, bioMerieux, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Tosoh, Immucor and DiaSorin.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bio-Rad Laboratories (NYSE:BIO.B) and Quanterix (NASDAQ:QTRX) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pinnacle Foods, Inc.(PF)

Pinnacle Foods Inc., incorporated on July 28, 2003, is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded food products in North America. The Company operates through three segments: the Birds Eye Frozen segment, the Duncan Hines Grocery segment and the Specialty Foods segment. The Company’s products are sold through supermarkets, grocery wholesalers and distributors, mass merchandisers, super centers, convenience stores, dollar stores, drug stores and warehouse clubs in the United States and Canada, as well as in military channels and foodservice locations.

Birds Eye Frozen Segment

The Birds Eye Frozen segment manages its brands in the United States retail frozen vegetables (Birds Eye), frozen complete bagged meals (Birds Eye Voila!), and frozen seafood categories, plant based protein frozen products, as well as its Foundation Brands in the frozen and refrigerated bagels, frozen pizza for one (Celeste), full-calorie single-serve frozen dinners and entrees, and frozen breakfast categories. The Company offers steamed and non-steamed products. It also offers Birds Eye Flavor Full and Birds Eye Protein Blends platforms. Birds Eye Flavor Full pairs vegetables with flavors, such as buffalo, ranch, teriyaki and barbeque. Birds Eye Protein Blends provides a line of dishes that contain plant-based protein through vegetables, legumes and whole grains. The Company’s Birds Eye Frozen Division also includes Van de Kamp’s and Mrs. Paul’s frozen prepared seafood, Hungry-Man frozen entrees, Aunt Jemima frozen breakfast products, Lender’s frozen and refrigerated bagels and Celeste frozen pizza.

Duncan Hines Grocery Segment

The Duncan Hines Grocery segment manages its brands in the baking mixes and frostings (Duncan Hines), shelf-stable pickles, liquid and dry-mix salad dressings and table syrups categories, and its Foundation Brands in the canned meat, pie and pastry fillings, barbecue sauces and salad dressing (Bernstein’s) categories. The Company’s Duncan Hines G! rocery Segment includes cake mixes, ready-to-serve frostings, brownie mixes, muffin mixes and cookie mixes. The Company offers a line of shelf-stable pickle products that it markets and distributes nationally, primarily under the Vlasic brand, and regionally under the Milwaukee’s and Wiejske Wyroby brands. The Company’s Duncan Hines Grocery Division also includes Mrs. Butterworth’s and Log Cabin table syrups, Wish-Bone and Western salad dressings, Armour, Nalley and Brooks canned meat, Comstock and Wilderness pie and pastry fillings, Open Pit barbecue sauce and its Canadian operations.

Specialty Foods Segment

The Specialty Foods segment consists of snack products, foodservice and private label businesses. Its snack products primarily consist of Tim’s Cascade, Hawaiian kettle style chips, Snyder of Berlin and Husman’s. The Company also manufactures and distributes products, mainly in the frozen breakfast, canned meat, and pie and pastry fruit filling categories, through foodservice channels. The Company also manufactures and distributes private label products in the canned meat, shelf-stable pickles and frozen prepared seafood categories.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF) was downgraded by stock analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued on Monday, Marketbeat.com reports. They currently have a $68.00 target price on the stock, down from their prior target price of $69.00. Piper Jaffray Companies’ price target suggests a potential upside of 2.69% from the company’s previous close.

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: B. Riley Financial, Inc.(RILY)

B. Riley Financial, Inc. provides various financial services primarily in the United States and Europe. The company, through its subsidiary, B. Riley & Co., LLC, an investment bank, offers corporate finance, research, and sales and trading services to corporate, institutional, and high net worth clients. Its investment banking services include initial and follow-on offerings, institutional private placements, and merger and acquisition advisory services. The company, through its other subsidiaries, provides financial services, including Great American Group, LLC, which offers advisory and valuation services, asset disposition and auction solutions, and commercial lending services; B. Riley Capital Management, LLC that provides investment products to institutional and high net worth investors, as well as multi-family office practice and wealth management services to ultra-high net worth individuals and families; and Great American Capital Partners, LLC, which offers senior secured loans and second lien secured loan facilities to middle market public and the private U.S. companies. The company was formerly known as Great American Group, Inc. and changed its name to B. Riley Financial, Inc. in November 2014. B. Riley Financial, Inc. was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    B. Riley Financial Inc  (NASDAQ:RILY)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 05, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) will post its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Tuesday, March 5th.

    RILY opened at $17.17 on Monday. B. Riley Financial has a fifty-two week low of $13.60 and a fifty-two week high of $23.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.54, a current ratio of 4.34 and a quick ratio of 4.34. The firm has a market cap of $446.11 million, a PE ratio of 10.77 and a beta of 1.27.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE: BR) and B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Veritiv Corporation(VRTV)

Veritiv Corporation (“Veritiv” or the “Company” and sometimes referred to in this Annual Report on Form 10-K as “we”, “our”, “us”, or “ourselves”) is a leading North American business-to-business distributor of print, publishing, packaging, and facility solutions. Additionally, Veritiv provides logistics and supply chain management solutions to its customers. Veritiv was established in 2014, following the merger of International Paper Company’s (“International Paper” or “Parent”) xpedx distribution solutions business and UWW Holdings, Inc. (“UWWH”), the parent company of Unisource. Independently, the two companies achieved past success by continuously upholding high standards of efficiency and customer focus. Through leveraging this combined history of operational excellence, Veritiv evolved into one team shaping its success through exceptional service, innovative people and consistent values.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Veritiv Corp (NYSE:VRTV) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Veritiv (NYSE:VRTV) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

    Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Our new silver price forecast for 2017 shows prices moving higher, despite headwinds in the short term. In fact, we see silver prices climbing by double digits in the next six months…

Some of these headwinds include a rallying dollar and an inflated stock market, according to Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth.

“The investing herd has been flocking to these asset classes,” he said, “discarding silver along the way.”

But silver is also largely undervalued right now, Krauth says. The gold-silver ratio is currently at 70, which means that it takes nearly 70 ounces of silver to buy one gold ounce. According to Kitco, this ratio is up from 55 nearly five years ago. That suggests silver’s value has been depressed for some time.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Leggett & Platt, Incorporated(LEG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Leggett & Platt (NYSE:LEG) was upgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Leggett & Platt, Inc. (NYSE:LEG) by 24.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 8,849 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,715 shares during the quarter. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc.’s holdings in Leggett & Platt were worth $395,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Standard Life Aberdeen plc grew its stake in Leggett & Platt, Inc. (NYSE:LEG) by 30.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 30,323 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 7,088 shares during the period. Standard Life Aberdeen plc’s holdings in Leggett & Platt were worth $1,353,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Qorvo, Inc.(QRVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Qorvo, Inc. (NASDAQ: QRVO) which fell about 4% to $78.25. The stock’s 52-week range is $64.53 to $86.84. Volume was about 1.6 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.2 million.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    You may recall that analyst Romit Shah claimed a few months ago that Broadcom wouldn’t supply a chip known as a PAD filter in the upcoming 6.1-inch LCD iPhone. Instead, competitor Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) would get the spot. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Saturday.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CenturyLink, Inc.(CTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is a telecom stock that pays its investors more than just a high dividend yield to own the stock. It’s a crazy-high yield of over 14%. Telecom stocks that pay such yields are often shunned by analysts because the earnings and cash flows are hard to model, and it’s increasingly harder to know where the future earnings will come from to continually support those dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    An issue of Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) bonds rose 1.8% against their face value during trading on Thursday after an insider sold shares in the company. The high-yield issue of debt has a 7.75% coupon and will mature on February 15, 2031. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $93.50 and were trading at $92.00 last week. Price changes in a company’s bonds in credit markets often anticipate parallel changes in its share price. Specifically, Director Glen F. Post III sold 150,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.00, for a total value of $3,300,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. 0.60% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) which traded down 13% at $12.78. The stock’s 52-week range is $12.74 to $24.20. Volume was about 86.2 million compared to the daily average volume of 14.1 million.

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    Likewise, the massive sums that cloud giants are spending on both AI hardware and talent, together with the huge quantities of user data they have for feeding their training systems, make it tough for smaller rivals to launch competing services. And the giant data center build-outs being carried out by public cloud service giants Amazon, Microsoft and Google make it tough for smaller rivals such as Oracle (ORCL) and CenturyLink (CTL)  — rivals that are also generally at a disadvantage in terms of the number of features they provide — to keep pace.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Buying into regional telcos has been a gutsy undertaking for typically risk-averse income investors. Yield chasers have been smacked around by imploding payouts. But one of the niche’s less-troubled players is starting to stand out from the problematic pack. Shares of CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) hit 11-month highs last week after the company posted encouraging financial results and boosted its guidance — and those levels will stand as 52-week highs later this week once we lap last year’s mid-August peak.  

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Regional telcos have been a hotbed of unsustainable dividend declarations. Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR) is the latest player in this niche to nix its quarterly check. A payout ratio north of 100% isn’t always fatal. CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) has posted a triple-digit payout ratio every year since 2011, and it has only reduced its distribution rate once in that time. However, the closer a stock is to a payout ratio of 100%, the more likely that dividend is to be reduced or eliminated if earnings growth is going the wrong way.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Northrim BanCorp Inc(NRIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northrim BanCorp Inc (NASDAQ:NRIM)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $40.05 and last traded at $39.85, with a volume of 561 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $40.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ: NRIM) and Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: DRDGOLD Limited(DRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about DRDGOLD (NYSE:DRD) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DRDGOLD earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.4205191301077 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Greenfield African countries like Burkina Faso are starting to look very attractive for mining as the South African mining sector continues to face numerous headwinds. This week, shares of major South African mining stock like DRDGOLD Limited (NYSE: DRD), Gold Fields Limited (NYSE: GFI), Harmony Gold Mining Co (NYSE: HMY) and Sibanye-Stillwater (NYSE: SBGL) fell off amid news about further company retrenchments and a warning from the ruling African National Congress (ANC) against doing more job cuts.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2018

There are no defensive plays left in Indonesian stocks and the only places to hide are in standout companies or firms that are getting a commodity-price tailwind, according to PT Sucorinvest Asset Management.

The Jakarta Composite Index has fallen 6.8 percent over the past month, the most among Asian emerging markets, on concern about the weakening rupiah. All nine of the gauge’s sub-indexes have dropped and only three of the 45 biggest companies — PT Vale Indonesia, PT Bukit Asam and PT Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur — have managed to eke out gains.

“All sectors are being beaten down,” said Jemmy Paul, investment director at Sucorinvest Asset in Jakarta. “We, as fund managers, used to hide in the consumer stocks” but their performance has been very weak, he said.

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Nickel miner Vale has benefited from a surge in prices of the metal in the first half of April and on expectations prices will rally further, Paul said. Coal miner Bukit Asam and noodle-maker Indofood had very good first-quarter results and Bukit Asam has also been the recipient of funds switching out of its poorly performing competitor PT Adaro Energy, he said.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2018: iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index Fund(SOXX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eaton Vance Management bought a new position in shares of iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 1,125 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $203,000.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Semiconductor stocks rose on news of a deal with China to grant a reprieve to ZTE, with theiShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) moving up 1.2%.Energy shares gained, too; the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEMKT:XOP) closed up 1.3%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Essex Financial Services Inc. bought a new position in iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 1,765 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $318,000.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2018: Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund, Inc.(HIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Western Asset High Income (NYSE:HIO) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog 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. Western Asset High Income earned a coverage optimism score of 0.49 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the closed-end fund an impact score of 47.4682522681889 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2018: Shoe Carnival, Inc.(SCVL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) shares surged 20.6 percent to $6.39. WBB Securities upgraded Melinta Therapeutics from Hold to Speculative Buy.
    Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) shares climbed 17.2 percent to $30.87 after the company reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares rose 15.2 percent to $28.804 after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) gained 15 percent to $53.35 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) surged 14.2 percent to $2.625.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) rose 13 percent to $5.12 after gaining 4.86 percent on Thursday.
    Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) gained 12.8 percent to $16.97 after the company posted better-than-expected FQ4 results.
    Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima (NYSE: LOMA) shares rose 12 percent to $12.94.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) shares rose 12 percent to $5.07.
    Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRTX) climbed 11.4 percent to $43.50.
    Zai Lab Limited (NASDAQ: ZLAB) gained 11.3 percent to $24.7000.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 9.7 percent to $19.64.
    Park City Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYG) climbed 9 percent to $7.90.
    Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) gained 7.9 percent to $38.82 after Citron reversed previously bearish position on the stock.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares jumped 7.3 percent to $3.55.
    Deckers Outdoor Corp (NYSE: DECK) rose 3.5 percent to $107.27 after reporting better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about Shoe Carnival (NASDAQ:SCVL) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Shoe Carnival earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.6045751862708 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Genesco (NYSE: GCO) and Shoe Carnival (NASDAQ:SCVL) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2018: Citigroup Inc.(C)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    That said, I never completely abandoned the space. I remain long Citigroup (C) , I am flat KeyCorp (KEY) , having managed to maximize that trade earlier this year. Recently, your pal even reloaded his Goldman Sachs (GS) long after having trimmed that position appropriately. That, friends, is based on my belief that volatility will allow this legendary firm to reclaim its reputation. This one, I’ll watch with great anticipation. They report on Tuesday, April 17. My trigger finger itches now.

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    Cramer’s third reason that this is a legitimate rally is the bevy of buybacks. Companies like Citigroup (C) have pledged to retire 7% of their stock this year. That matters.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Traders sold shares of Citigroup (NYSE:C) on strength during trading hours on Friday. $105.93 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $172.89 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $66.96 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Citigroup had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Citigroup traded up $0.29 for the day and closed at $72.86

Hot Performing Stocks For 2018: Enzymotec Ltd.(ENZY )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Press coverage about Enzymotec (NASDAQ:ENZY) has trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Enzymotec earned a coverage optimism score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 44.1639541610912 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2018: Leggett & Platt, Incorporated(LEG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) and Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ:HOFT) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2018

SunTrust Banks reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of Cimpress (NASDAQ:CMPR) in a research note published on Tuesday. SunTrust Banks currently has a $144.00 price objective on the business services provider’s stock.

CMPR has been the subject of several other reports. BidaskClub upgraded Cimpress from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Barrington Research reissued a buy rating and set a $165.00 target price on shares of Cimpress in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Cimpress from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Aegis reissued a sell rating and set a $114.00 target price on shares of Cimpress in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Cimpress from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Cimpress has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $140.00.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2018: ePlus Inc.(PLUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $3.54 billion.
    Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $557.65 million.
    Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.60 billion.
    Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $131.95 million.
    Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) is expected to post quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $297.67 million.
    Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $262.02 million.
    Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NYSE: DECK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $375.41 million.
    Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $105.30 million.
    DXC Technology Company (NYSE: DXC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $2.23 per share on revenue of $6.12 billion.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.05 per share on revenue of $76.93 million.
    Viasat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.45 per share on revenue of $424.46 million.
    ePlus inc. (NASDAQ: PLUS) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $1.60 billion.
    Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: LGF.A) is expected to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $1.04 billion.
    Agilysys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGYS) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $32.58 million.
    Nutanix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTNX) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $278.98 million.
    Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE: VEEV) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2018: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.(AAOI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is themostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) fell 26 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.
    Caesarstone Ltd. (NASDAQ: CSTE) shares fell 12.5 percent to $16.15 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 results and lowered its FY18 sales forecast.
    MINDBODY, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) fell 11.7 percent to $38.65 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE: VSLR) fell 10 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 miss.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) shares fell 10 percent to $31.63 in pre-market trading after reporting a Q1 earnings miss at 28 cents per share, 5 cents below estimates.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) fell 7.7 percent to $49.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL) fell 6.1 percent to $22.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) fell 5.3 percent to $31.1604 in pre-market trading after announcing a 15 million share common stock secondary offering.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) shares fell 4.7 percent to $56 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat Q1 earnings

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) reported its fourth quarter results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The company posted $0.89 in earnings per share (EPS) on $79.9 million, which compares to consensus estimates that were calling for $0.82 in EPS on $86.2 million in revenue. Heres what analysts were saying after the fact:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    There is no doubt in my mind that high-speed network equipment and components will be in high demand for many years to come. That’s why I’m salivating over the rock-bottom prices that some of the best names in the industry are trading for right now. So let’s have a closer look at Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR), Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI), and NeoPhotonics (NYSE:NPTN), all of which have seen share prices sliding at least 20% lower over the last 52 weeks. These are great companies in a high-growth industry with legs that are good for miles and miles, and should be snapped up at these ridiculously low prices.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) closed 14.5% higher on Wednesday, having recorded a peak gain of 17.2% earlier in the trading session. An analyst firm issued an optimistic report on the stock based on good-looking checks among AAOI’s data center customers.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI) was trading up 1.4 percent. The stock was relatively unaffected by the ban, trading down as much as 5.3 percent on April 16 but ultimately ending the day within 1 percent of its previous close.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2018: Leggett & Platt, Incorporated(LEG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) and Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ:HOFT) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2018: Critical Elements Corporation (CRECF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Other juniors include: Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [TSXV:AAL], AIS Resources [TSXV:AIS] (OTCQB:AISSF), American Lithium Corp. [TSX-V: LI] (OTCQB:LIACF), Argentina Lithium and Energy Corp. [TSXV:LIT] (OTCQB:PNXLF), Argosy Minerals [ASX:AGY] (OTC:ARYMF), AVZ Minerals [ASX:AVZ] (OTC:AZZVF), Bacanora Minerals [TSXV:BCN] [AIM:BCN] [GR:1BQ] (OTC:BCRMF), Birimian Ltd [ASX:BGS] (OTC:EEYMF), Critical Elements [TSXV:CRE] [GR:F12] (OTCQX:CRECF), Dajin Resources [TSXV:DJI] (OTCPK:DJIFF), Enigri (private), Eramet (EN Paris:ERA) (OTCPK:ERMAY), European Metals Holdings [ASX:EMH] [AIM:EMH] [GR:E861] (OTC:ERPNF), Far Resources [CSE:FAT] (OTCPK:FRRSF), Force Commodities [ASX:4CE], Kidman Resources [ASX:KDR] [GR:6KR], Latin Resources Ltd [ASX: LRS] (OTC:LAXXF), Lithium Australia [ASX:LIT] (OTC:LMMFF), Lithium Power International [ASX:LPI] (OTC:LTHHF), LSC Lithium [TSXV:LSC] (OTC:LSSCF), MetalsTech [ASX:MTC], MGX Minerals [CSE:XMG] (OTC:MGXMF), Millennial Lithium Corp. [TSXV:ML] (OTCQB:MLNLF), Neo Lithium [TSXV:NLC] (OTC:NTTHF), NRG Metals Inc. [TSXV:NGZ] (OTCQB:NRGMF), Nemaska Lithium [TSX:NMX] [GR:NOT] (OTCQX:NMKEF), North American Lithium (private), Piedmont Lithium [ASX:PLL] (OTC:PLLLY), Prospect Resources [ASX:PSC], Sayona Mining [ASX:SYA] (OTCPK:DMNXF), Savannah Resources [LSE:SAV], Standard Lithium [TSXV:SLL] (OTC:STLHF), and Wealth Minerals [TSXV:WML] (OTCQB:WMLLF).

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    The following 6 companies are on the bench for the index:

    Advantage Lithium (OTCQX:AVLIF) Argosy Minerals (OTCPK:ARYMF) Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) Critical Elements (OTCQX:CRECF) NEO Lithium (OTCQX:NTTHF) Wealth Minerals (OTCQX:WMLLF)

    “Bench” is a sports analogy meaning that one or more of them could be added in the future if one of the above companies becomes a producer, is acquired, or the market capitalization (“cap”) of one or more of the index holdings falls significantly below that of one or more companies on the bench.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2018: Orezone Gold Corp (ORE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Galactrum (ORE) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the
    Lyra2RE hashing algorithm. It launched on November 11th, 2017. Galactrum’s total supply is 2,092,679 coins and its circulating supply is 1,372,679 coins. Galactrum’s official Twitter account is @galactrum. Galactrum’s official website is galactrum.org.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

GARP is short for “growth at a reasonable price.” Different investors have different definitions for what is and isn’t a GARP stock. I have my own definition, and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG) fits it, and rather nicely I might add.

I consider a stock to be a growth stock if it is growing earnings at a rate of 15% or higher from one year to the next, ideally over a five-year annualized time frame. Also, I consider a reasonable price for a non-growth stock to be anything trading with a PEG ratio of 1.0 or less. If a stock, any stock, trades at a PEG ratio of 1.0 or less, I consider it to be a value stock.

Thus, if I am able to find a growth stock that trades at a PEG ratio of 1.0 or less, it is essentially the value version of a growth stock, or a GARP stock. These stocks are few and far between. But if you can find them, you’re getting a terrific value.

There are also other considerations in terms of valuation. I subtract the company’s net cash position from its market cap to determine its P/E ratio. I also permit a 10% premium to earnings growth expectations for each of the following: excessive net cash position, exceptional free cash flow and world-class brand name.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Forrester Research, Inc.(FORR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    According to a report from Forrester Research Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR), online sales will account for 17% of all retail sales in the United States by 2022.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: ImmuCell Corporation(ICCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ImmuCell (NASDAQ:ICCC) released its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The biotechnology company reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. ImmuCell had a negative net margin of 1.61% and a negative return on equity of 0.79%.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: The NASDAQ OMX Group Inc.(NDAQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    However, Canada becoming the first developed country in the world to legalize adult-use cannabis is far from the only “marijuana first” we’ve witnessed this year. In February, Canadian weed investment company Cronos Group (NASDAQ:CRON), which has three core assets, announced that it was becoming the first Canadian pot stock to uplist to the Nasdaq (NASDAQ:NDAQ). Moving from the over-the-counter (OTC) exchange to a more reputable exchange like the Nasdaq allowed for improved liquidity, as well as cleared the way for institutional investors to take a position in Cronos Group. Wall Street traditionally shies away from investing in OTC-listed companies.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
    General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
    The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
    Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
    Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
    Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SI
  • [By Asit Sharma]

    In its last sequential quarter, Nasdaq Inc.(NASDAQ:NDAQ)relied on non-trading segments for growth as its market-services segment turned in a near flat performance. In the first quarter of 2018, however, healthy trading volumes resumed, and Nasdaq achieved expansion in each of its four operating segments. Before sifting through important highlights for the quarter, let’s briefly review the top-level performance:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ:NDAQ) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fifteen analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation, six have assigned a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $87.54.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ: NDAQ) CEO Adena Friedman told CNBC the company is open to the possibility of adding a cryptocurrency exchange over time. Nasdaq also announced a deal to allow cryptocurrency exchange Gemini access to Nasdaq’s surveillance technology. Friedman told CNBC that cryptocurrency regulations must first be ironed out before the Nasdaq would add a crypto exchange.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Nasdaq (NDAQ)

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Navistar International Corporation(NAV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    While the transition period from one chief executive officer to another has barely gotten started at Volkswagen, some big changes may already be afoot. VW’s commercial-vehicles unit, Volkswagen Truck & Bus, is looking at the possibility of buying more shares in U.S. truck maker Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV) or even acquiring the whole company outright.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NavCoin (CURRENCY:NAV) traded up 3.1% against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 12:00 PM ET on May 14th. NavCoin has a market cap of $69.58 million and approximately $924,266.00 worth of NavCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last week, NavCoin has traded 12.8% lower against the US dollar. One NavCoin coin can now be bought for $1.11 or 0.00012616 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including LiteBit.eu, Upbit, cfinex and Poloniex.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NavCoin (CURRENCY:NAV) traded up 17.9% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 15:00 PM E.T. on May 20th. Over the last week, NavCoin has traded up 19.5% against the dollar. One NavCoin coin can currently be bought for about $1.28 or 0.00015092 BTC on exchanges including Cryptopia, Binance, Bittrex and cfinex. NavCoin has a total market capitalization of $80.73 million and $13.02 million worth of NavCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Invesco Pennsylvania Value Municipal Income Trust(VPV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about Invesco Pennsylvania Value Mncpl Incm Tr (NYSE:VPV) have been trending very positive recently, Accern 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 public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Invesco Pennsylvania Value Mncpl Incm Tr earned a news impact score of 0.65 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.6094961265878 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Unit Corporation(UNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Unit (UNT)

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.(TACO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Del Taco Restaurants Inc (NASDAQ:TACO) Director Patrick Walsh acquired 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 18th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $11.43 per share, with a total value of $114,300.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 31,866 shares in the company, valued at approximately $364,228.38. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By ]

    Del Taco Restaurants (TACO) : “We have so many others in that group, why go with this one?”

    Snap (SNAP) : “I think this one is going nowhere.”

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Agenus Inc.(AGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) dropped 9.8% during trading on Monday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The stock traded as low as $3.30 and last traded at $3.32. Approximately 2,421,286 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 53% from the average daily volume of 1,586,724 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.68.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) shares traded up 5.6% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $3.44 and last traded at $3.60. 39,070 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 97% from the average session volume of 1,431,827 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.41.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Harnessing the power of the immune system to fight cancer is a big deal and Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) looks like a great way to follow the trend. This stock trades like a small-cap biotech, but a couple of candidates coming through its pipeline could help push annual revenue past the $1 billion mark. Plus, by this time next year, the company could have half a dozen or so new candidates in clinical trials.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: MSA Safety Incorporporated(MSA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Mine Safety Appliances (NYSE:MSA) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the six research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $97.33.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mine Safety Appliances (NYSE: MSA) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Surgical appliances & supplies” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Mine Safety Appliances to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Leggett & Platt, Incorporated(LEG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) and Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ:HOFT) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Leggett & Platt (LEG)

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Top Tech Stocks For 2018

Inspire Medical Systems (INSP) has gone public and its shares have seen a great opening day return. The medical device company has great prospects as shares jumped 50% on their opening day. The still limited valuation and the potential of its therapy make that I am still happy to buy a few shares, which I regard as a long-term call option on the potential success of the business.

Minimally Invasive Solutions

Inspire Medical is a medical tech company which focuses on development and commercialisation of minimally invasive solutions for patients which are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. The company has developed its proprietary Inspire system, as the company claims that this is the only FDA approved neurostimulation technology which offers an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.

The Inspire therapy essentially monitors breathing patterns and delivers nerve stimulation to maintain open airways. The company has been marketing this therapy in certain European countries from 2011 onward, as FDA approval was granted in April of 2014. Note that patients must have moderate to severe sleep apnea and must not have a complete concentric collapse of the airway before being considered for treatment. Patients, furthermore, need to be 22 years of age, or older, and not be tolerant to airway pressure treatments.

Top Tech Stocks For 2018: Leggett & Platt, Incorporated(LEG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) and Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ:HOFT) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and profitability.

Top Tech Stocks For 2018: China Eastern Airlines Corporation Ltd.(CEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares rose 15.2 percent to $31.90 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) rose 12.4 percent to $41.30 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGLE) rose 10.8 percent to $8.75 in pre-market trading.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 8.8 percent to $11.05 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) rose 7.3 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 6.9 percent to $7.00 in pre-market trading after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALL) rose 6.5 percent to $10.68 in pre-market trading.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 5.2 percent to $20.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.53 percent on Monday.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose 5 percent to $91.16 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 5 percent to $167.98 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that Takeda is nearing a preliminary agreement to acquire Shire after sweetened bid.
    Outfront Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT) shares rose 5 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) rose 4.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.80 percent on Monday.
    SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) rose 3.7 percent to $109.80 in pre-market trading after the company posted strong quarterly results and raised its outlook for the year.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) shares rose 3.7 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.45 percent on Monday.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: D

Top Tech Stocks For 2018: Tennessee Valley Authority(TVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tamarack-Valley-Energy (CVE:TVE) had its price objective raised by equities research analysts at BMO Capital Markets from C$3.75 to C$4.50 in a research note issued on Friday. BMO Capital Markets’ target price points to a potential downside of 82.02% from the stock’s current price.

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2018

Most people fill Medicares coverage gaps by buying a Medicare supplement (medigap) plan and a Part D prescription-drug plan, or they get both medical and drug coverage from a private insurer with a Medicare Advantage plan. You have from October 15 to December 7 each year to pick a Medicare Part D prescription-drug plan or a Medicare Advantage plan for the year ahead. You can switch from one Part D plan to another, or from one Medicare Advantage plan to another. You can also switch into a Medicare Advantage plan. However, if you have Medicare Advantage and want to switch to a medigap plan plus a Part D plan, you may have limited medigap options depending on your healthalthough you can choose any Part D plan during open enrollment. (For more information about how to choose between Medicare Advantage or medigap and Part D, see How to Fill Medicare Coverage Gaps).

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACBFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    There have already been several big mergers and acquisitions among Canadian marijuana growers over the last couple of years. The biggest deal so far was Aurora Cannabis’ (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF) once-hostile but laterfriendly takeover of CanniMed Therapeutics. Now it seems that Aurora might be itching for an even bigger deal.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF) and Organigram Holdings (NASDAQOTH:OGRMF) have taken investors on a roller-coaster ride so far in 2018. Both marijuana stocks have experienced multiple swings of 10% or more. Both Aurora and Organigram also appear to berebounding in recent days.

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    Canopy Growth Corporation (TWMJF) is another popular option, a Canadian company that not only produces but researches and studies cannabis. The Motley Fool recently valued it at around $4.35 billion, a massive number, and noted that it has something most cannabis companies are unable to acquire: bank capital. Bank of Montreal helps finance it, giving it a leg up on the competition. One of its main competitors, Aurora Cannabis (ACBFF) , is expanding its number of growth facilities and purchased competitor CanniMed Therapeutics.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Smaller pot growers don’t have the same access to capital as large players like Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF) or Canopy Growth Corp. (NASDAQOTH:TWMJF). Aurora and Canopy Growth have a respective $333 million and $311 million in cash and cash equivalents on hand and are expected to produce in the neighborhood of 430,000 kilograms and 500,000 kilograms of cannabis annually when at full capacity. Virtually nothing is stopping them from ramping up capacity, burying Canada in supply, driving down margins, and putting smaller players that won’t benefit from economies of scale out of business. If this all sounds somewhat familiar, it’s because this is pretty much what Walmarthas been doing to mom-and-pop stores for decades.

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Madison Square Garden Inc.(MSG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C.GoDaddy Inc (GDDY) – 15,868,908 shares, 21.3% of the total portfolio. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) – 3,587,218 shares, 16.52% of the total portfolio. Sabre Corp (SABR) – 30,019,094 shares, 16.43% of the total portfolio. Broadcom Ltd (AVGO) – 1,618,567 shares, 11.1% of the total portfolio. BlackLine Inc (BL) – 12,543,873 shares, 10.99% of the total portfolio. Share

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C.GoDaddy Inc (GDDY) – 15,868,908 shares, 21.3% of the total portfolio. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) – 3,587,218 shares, 16.52% of the total portfolio. Sabre Corp (SABR) – 30,019,094 shares, 16.43% of the total portfolio. Broadcom Ltd (AVGO) – 1,618,567 shares, 11.1% of the total portfolio. BlackLine Inc (BL) – 12,543,873 shares, 10.99% of the total portfolio. Share

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Five9, Inc.(FIVN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Prudential Public Limited Company(PUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Prudential (NYSE: PUK) and Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE:RGA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Zacks Investment Research Lowers Prudential (PUK) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com) Financial wellness program popularity rises among employers, up 63 percentage points in two years (markets.financialcontent.com) FY2018 EPS Estimates for Prudential (PUK) Reduced by Jefferies Group (americanbankingnews.com) Jefferies Group Weighs in on Prudential’s FY2020 Earnings (PUK) (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Downgrades Prudential (PUK) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of PUK stock traded down $0.02 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $51.56. 141,455 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 198,097. The firm has a market cap of $66.49 billion, a PE ratio of 13.79, a PEG ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 1.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 0.03 and a current ratio of 0.03. Prudential has a 52-week low of $44.49 and a 52-week high of $55.36.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Prudential (NYSE:PUK) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning.

    Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Prudential from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $57.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Berenberg Bank cut shares of Prudential from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, March 29th. Finally, Citigroup cut shares of Prudential from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $57.00.

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc.(HVT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Havertys (NYSE:HVT) – Stock analysts at KeyCorp dropped their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for Havertys in a research report issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. KeyCorp analyst B. Thomas now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $0.29 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.31. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Havertys’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.39 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.45 EPS.

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Leggett & Platt, Incorporated(LEG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) and Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ:HOFT) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and profitability.