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Best High Tech Stocks For 2019

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Best High Tech Stocks For 2019: Centennial Resource Development, Inc. (CDEV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Centennial Resource Dev (NASDAQ:CDEV) was downgraded by analysts at National Alliance Securities from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports.

  • [By Matthew Frankel, Neha Chamaria, and Matthew DiLallo]

    However, three of our contributors think that while they’re not certain to double, Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF), and Centennial Resource Development (NASDAQ:CDEV) have a pretty good shot to do just that.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Centennial Resource Development Inc (NASDAQ:CDEV) – Equities researchers at US Capital Advisors raised their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Centennial Resource Development in a note issued to investors on Thursday, August 30th. US Capital Advisors analyst C. Horwitz now anticipates that the oil and natural gas company will earn $0.92 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $0.87. US Capital Advisors also issued estimates for Centennial Resource Development’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.23 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.51 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.54 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.66 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.69 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.82 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Centennial Resource Development (NASDAQ:CDEV) posted its earnings results on Monday. The oil and natural gas company reported $0.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.15 by ($0.03), Briefing.com reports. Centennial Resource Development had a net margin of 23.90% and a return on equity of 6.57%. The company had revenue of $222.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $238.16 million. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 34.0% on a year-over-year basis.

Best High Tech Stocks For 2019: LyondellBasell Industries NV(LYB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    California Public Employees Retirement System reduced its position in LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) by 4.0% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 932,927 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 38,796 shares during the quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System’s holdings in LyondellBasell were worth $98,592,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    United Services Automobile Association increased its holdings in shares of LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB) by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 269,301 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after buying an additional 950 shares during the period. United Services Automobile Association’s holdings in LyondellBasell Industries were worth $29,583,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Simon Erickson]

    You’re likely already familiar with the specialty chemical industry. Pretty much every product we buy — shampoos, cosmetics, and just about everything made of plastic — is based upon intermediary chemicals that serve as the building blocks of the consumer products world. The chemical industry is dominated by a handful of very large companies. BASF (NASDAQOTH:BASFY), DowDupont (NYSE:DWDP), and LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) are the three largest. Together, they churned out $138 billion worth of stuff last year.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARGI Investment Services LLC lessened its holdings in shares of LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) by 56.2% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,199 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 14,368 shares during the period. ARGI Investment Services LLC’s holdings in LyondellBasell were worth $1,184,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best High Tech Stocks For 2019: Northwest Natural Gas Company(NWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Northwest Natural Gas Co (NYSE:NWN) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $70.44 and last traded at $70.20, with a volume of 1123 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $68.82.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Northwest Natural Gas Co  (NYSE:NWN)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 01, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best High Tech Stocks For 2019: Layne Christensen Company(LAYN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Critical Survey: Layne Christensen (LAYN) and Real Goods Solar (RGSE) (americanbankingnews.com) Glass Lewis joins ISS in supporting Layne Christensen buyout (seekingalpha.com) Glass Lewis Joins ISS in Recommending that Layne Christensen Stockholders Vote for the Proposed Merger with Granite (prnewswire.com) Net income boost as investors vote on Layne closure (globalwaterintel.com) Edited Transcript of LAYN earnings conference call or presentation 6-Jun-18 1:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)

    LAYN stock traded down $0.17 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $15.58. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 16,668 shares, compared to its average volume of 247,366. The company has a quick ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.67. The company has a market capitalization of $318.08 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -21.64 and a beta of 0.50. Layne Christensen has a 12 month low of $8.19 and a 12 month high of $16.96.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Layne Christensen (NASDAQ:LAYN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Layne Christensen earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.8722865003839 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Barclays PLC increased its holdings in shares of Layne Christensen (NASDAQ:LAYN) by 1,886.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 56,851 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 53,989 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Layne Christensen were worth $848,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best High Tech Stocks For 2019: Brightcove Inc.(BCOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Critical Analysis: Brightcove (BCOV) vs. Smartsheet (SMAR) (americanbankingnews.com) Brightcove (BCOV) PT Raised to $13.00 at Stifel Nicolaus (americanbankingnews.com) Brightcove Pushes the Envelope with Video Experiences that Increase Customer ROI (finance.yahoo.com) Brightcove Launches OTT Flow X, Powered by Accedo (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on BCOV shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Brightcove from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Dougherty & Co lifted their target price on shares of Brightcove from $11.00 to $14.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 17th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Brightcove from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, April 28th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Brightcove from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Monday, May 7th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price objective on shares of Brightcove from $11.00 to $13.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 22nd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $9.85.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Brightcove (NASDAQ:BCOV) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Best High Tech Stocks For 2019: 2U, Inc.(TWOU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 25, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Travis Hoium, Matthew DiLallo, and Todd Campbell]

    We asked three Motley Fool contributors for their favorite stocks to save for college and the answers ranged from education stocks to great dividend plays. Here’s why they think 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU), Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE), and Brookfield Renewable Partners LP (NYSE:BEP) are ideal for college savers. 

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of 2U Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) fell 15.9% in September, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, following an analyst’s note of caution on the online education platform specialist.

  • [By Steve Symington, Reuben Gregg Brewer, and Sean Williams]

    So, we asked three top Motley Fool contributors to each find a growth stock for the long term. Read on to learn why they like 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU), Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI), and Eaton (NYSE:ETN).

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) rose as much as 13% early Tuesday then settled to trade up 4.4% as of 3:00 p.m. after the online education platform specialist announced strong fourth-quarter 2018 results.

Top 5 Casino Stocks For 2019

The casino sector offers a lot of color beyond the characters one expects to find as their customers according to the movies. Local nuances in Macau, Las Vegas, online gambling, and new areas lead to industry-wide changes and company-level opportunities for investors.

Recent headlines have focused on headwinds in Macau – with revenue down for its third consecutive year but perhaps bottoming – potential tailwinds in Japan, and the possibility of liberalization of online gambling and sports betting laws in the US. That said, the general performance of the sector’s leading lights has not been great.

Top 5 Casino Stocks For 2019: Information Services Group Inc.(III)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    3i Group (LON:III) had its price target upped by Societe Generale from GBX 1,020 ($13.58) to GBX 1,130 ($15.04) in a research note released on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    CGI Group (NYSE: GIB) and Information Services Group (NASDAQ:III) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    RMR Group (NASDAQ: RMR) and Information Services Group (NASDAQ:III) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Top 5 Casino Stocks For 2019: Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.(LTRPA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares shot up 31 percent to $12.10 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 34 percent to $15.3628 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A (NASDAQ:LTRPA) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,070,644 shares, an increase of 47.7% from the May 15th total of 1,402,097 shares. Currently, 2.9% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 839,315 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.5 days.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares shot up 32 percent to $12.175 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 27 percent to $14.60 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

Top 5 Casino Stocks For 2019: LyondellBasell Industries NV(LYB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE: LYB) and REX American Resources (NYSE:REX) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its position in shares of LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) by 7.5% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 108,924 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after buying an additional 7,608 shares during the period. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in LyondellBasell were worth $11,512,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $109.07.

Top 5 Casino Stocks For 2019: PulteGroup, Inc.(PHM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    To say that PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM) did well this past quarter seems like a bit of an understatement. The company blew past Wall Street expectations with earnings per share of $0.59, compared to consensusestimates of $0.44. On top of the impressive gains in revenue and net income, the company’s operating results and sales data suggest that there is still more room for Pulte to grow from here despite rising interest rates.

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    PulteGroup (NYSE: PHM) is one of the largest homebuilders in the United States, with operations in 25 states and a strong focus in the Southeast. Single-family homes make up the bulk of sales (88% of units) with financing through the company’s owned subsidiary.

Top 5 Casino Stocks For 2019: Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A.(AVAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ING Groep (NYSE: ING) and GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S (NYSE:AVAL) are both finance 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 Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019

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BUSINESS OVERVIEW/FUNDAMENTALS Investment Into Development Likely To Bear Fruit In Long Run

Operating wind projects is a highly competitive business with low returns due to relatively weak entry barriers. Therefore, operational efficiencies are the safest way to go to remain competitive, and the transition to self-perform on certain projects is helping them achieve this with significant cost savings. However, management is taking further steps to build a competitive advantage.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: LyondellBasell Industries NV(LYB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its position in shares of LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) by 7.5% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 108,924 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after buying an additional 7,608 shares during the period. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in LyondellBasell were worth $11,512,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $109.07.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB) has been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the twenty ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have assigned a hold recommendation, nine have issued a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $115.07.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    California Public Employees Retirement System reduced its position in LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) by 4.0% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 932,927 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 38,796 shares during the quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System’s holdings in LyondellBasell were worth $98,592,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    U.S. 10-year Treasury yields will move in a 3 percent to 3.5 percent range for the rest of the year as the Federal Reserve continues raising interest rates, said Robert Mead, co-head of Asia-Pacific at Pacific Investment Management Co: Link $

    ECONOMIC DATA
    US MBA mortgage applications w.e. 11 May -2.7% vs -0.4% prior
    US Housing Starts (MoM) for Apr -3.70% vs -0.70% Est; Prior 1.90%. US Building Permits (MoM) for Apr -1.80% vs -2.30% Est; Prior 4.40%
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 8:30 a.m. ET.
    Data on industrial production for April will be released at 9:15 a.m. ET.
    The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on petroleum inventories in the U.S.is schedule for release at 10:30 a.m. ET.
    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard will speak at 6:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Jefferies upgraded Lyondell Basell (NYSE: LYB) from Hold to Buy
    Susquehanna upgraded AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) from Negative to Neutral
    Jefferies downgraded 3M (NYSE: MMM) from Buy to Hold
    KeyBanc downgraded Vipshop (NYSE: VIPS) from Overweight to Sector Weight

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Jagged Peak Energy Inc. (JAG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR Class A (NYSE: RDS.A) and Jagged Peak Energy (NYSE:JAG) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
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    JAGGED PEAK ENERGY INC. (NYSE:JAG) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 11, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: PHH Corp(PHH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    New York State Common Retirement Fund decreased its stake in shares of PHH Co. (NYSE:PHH) by 25.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 29,300 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 9,800 shares during the quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund’s holdings in PHH were worth $306,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Orix (NYSE: IX) and PHH (NYSE:PHH) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PHH (NYSE: PHH) and Orix (NYSE:IX) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about PHH (NYSE:PHH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. PHH earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.9794154743809 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Apogee Enterprises, Inc.(APOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The price of Bitcoin surged more than 17% to top $8,000 in a rapid move that surprised many investors this morning. The sudden rally appears to be the result of a short squeeze, according to CNBC contributor Brian Kelly. This means that investors who had been betting on a decline in the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency had been forced to jump back and buy the currency again. A lot of people have been betting on a decline in the price of Bitcoin heading toward the April 17 tax deadline. The expectation is that many people will need to sell their Bitcoin in order to raise cash to meet tax obligations. Here’s our latest daily insight on why the Bitcoin bear market may end very soon.
    Markets gains have been capped by concerns about the latest news out of the Federal Reserve. On Wednesday, minutes from the Fed’s most recent meeting indicated that policy makers are prepared to raise interest rates several more times in the coming months in order to stave off concerns about inflation.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: BLK, FB, DAL
    Shares of BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) are on the move after the company reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $6.70. Analysts projected the firm would report EPS of $6.45 on top of $3.28 billion in revenue. The firm topped revenue expectations. The firm noted that an increase in its consulting fees and the recent tax reform bill helped bolster its profitability by 27%.
    The stock of Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has climbed more than 6% since Tuesday. Investors cheered the testimony of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who appeared before Congress for two days to discuss his company’s privacy policies. The CEO and his firm have been under intense scrutiny since news broke that 87 million user accounts had been accessed without permission by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 election season. The firm had ties to President Trump’s campaign.
    Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) reported ea

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    Engaged Capital’s Glenn Welling plans shortly to launch an activist campaign at Apogee Enterprises Inc. (APOG) , a maker of glass and non-residential construction products for skyscrapers, a person familiar with the situation told Orol.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) has benefited greatly from the rebound in construction activity recently, which has helped the architectural glass and framing specialist bounce back from difficult conditions in past years. Yet despite solid business conditions throughout 2017, Apogee stock has struggled as investors seemed to question whether its growth path was sustainable.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: CubeSmart(CUBE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    DigiCube (CURRENCY:CUBE) traded down 0.3% against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 12:00 PM ET on June 23rd. During the last week, DigiCube has traded down 51.9% against the US dollar. DigiCube has a total market capitalization of $149,052.00 and $2.00 worth of DigiCube was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One DigiCube coin can now be purchased for $0.0001 or 0.00000001 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DigiCube (CUBE) uses the hashing algorithm. It launched on March 12th, 2016. DigiCube’s total supply is 2,429,126,009 coins. DigiCube’s official Twitter account is @PurePoS. DigiCube’s official website is www.freestaking.com.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    DigiCube (CURRENCY:CUBE) traded flat against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 18:00 PM ET on June 28th. DigiCube has a total market capitalization of $148,754.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of DigiCube was traded on exchanges in the last day. One DigiCube coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0001 or 0.00000001 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last week, DigiCube has traded down 8.6% against the dollar.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Altura Mining Limited (ALTAF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Altura Mining [ASX:AJM] (OTC:ALTAF)

    On April 30, Altura Mining announced: “Stage 2 Definitive Feasibility Study at Pilgangoora delivers outstanding results.” Highlights include:

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Eaton Vance California Municipal Bond Fund II(EIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eaton Vance California Municpl Bnd Fd II (NYSEAMERICAN:EIA) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, June 4th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 22nd will be given a dividend of 0.0442 per share by the closed-end fund on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $0.53 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.89%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 21st.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Newmont Mining Corporation(NEM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Barrick isn’t the only major miner that’s been focused on debt reduction. But it has been beating peers like Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM), Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC), and Goldcorp (NYSE:GG) on this front, in some cases by a very wide margin. Barrick estimates that the massive balance-sheet effort has saved it around $300 million a year in interest expenses. Long-term debt is now back down to around 30% of the miner’s capital structure.

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    Gold miners have fought for their survival over the last several years, cutting new investments in production and trimming costs. Data from Bloomberg shows the average extraction costs at the largest miners has fallen 27% over the last five years. Tom Brady, Chief Economist at Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM) estimates global gold production will slip by 1% annually over the next several years due to decreased capital spending by miners.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc. lifted its stake in Newmont Mining Co. (NYSE:NEM) by 0.7% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 359,285 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,550 shares during the period. Newmont Mining comprises about 4.4% of Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 2nd biggest position. Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc.’s holdings in Newmont Mining were worth $14,037,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Comerica Bank lowered its holdings in shares of Newmont Mining Co. (NYSE:NEM) by 9.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 148,670 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 15,699 shares during the period. Comerica Bank’s holdings in Newmont Mining were worth $6,236,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Reaves Utility Income Fund(UTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Liberum Capital restated their buy rating on shares of UNITE Group (LON:UTG) in a research note released on Friday morning.

    UTG has been the topic of a number of other reports. Peel Hunt restated a buy rating and issued a GBX 870 ($11.58) price target on shares of UNITE Group in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Morgan Stanley raised their price target on shares of UNITE Group from GBX 710 ($9.45) to GBX 850 ($11.32) and gave the stock an equal weight rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. Numis Securities restated a restricted rating and issued a GBX 892 ($11.88) price target on shares of UNITE Group in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on shares of UNITE Group from GBX 850 ($11.32) to GBX 900 ($11.98) and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 862.83 ($11.49).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Eastman Kodak Company(KODK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Eastman Kodak Co. (NYSE:KODK) surprised investors earlier this month when the company announced it was planning to launch its own cryptocurrency.

    Speculators quickly scooped up Kodaks languishing stock on the news, sending shares from $3 to more than $13 in just two trading days.

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    Even Kodak (NYSE: KODK) is on the blockchain bandwagon.

    Shares of the print and film company spiked more than 328% in the two-day period ending January 10, 2018.

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    Eastman Kodak Co. (KODK) has accused Hong Kong-based trading exchange LBank.io of fraud related to its upcoming KODAKCoin initial coin offering (ICO). LBank.io claimed it would be hosting the KODAKCoin ICO from May 4 through May 11, but Kodak said it’s not true. “It has come to our attention that more than one fraudulent website has been promoting the sale of KODAKCoin. All factual information regarding the availability of an IOC to accredited investors will come directly from KODAKCoin and its authorized representatives,” Kodak said to Coindesk. Kodak had initially expected to begin offering its KODAKCoin in January, but has since delayed the sale. LBank.io is the ninth-largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world by trading volume.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de
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    After a number of delays, Eastman Kodak Co. (KODK) announced that its KODAKCoin will begin fundraising later this month. The offering of KODAKCoin, which will come in the form of a Simple Agreements for Future Tokens (SAFTs) sale, will start May 21 for a limited number of accredited investors. Kodak is seeking to raise $50 million in the fundraising, which will be carried out by WENN Digital. Kodak first announced the coin and its planned offering in January. “Our goal with this offering is utmost security and transparency, working to bring digital tokens to investors by adhering to industry best practices and in a manner that we hope instils public confidence in the crypto space,” said WENN, according to Coindesk.

Top 5 Value Stocks For 2018

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A California judge has dealt a blow to Facebook in its ongoing battle with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), ruling that the social media giant does not have a right to move the matter to appeals. That means that Facebook&s;s tax case – focusing on allegations that it failed to report and pay taxes on $7 billion in income overseas – will not be heard in front of the IRS Appeals board, but in the United States Tax Court.

First, some background. In November 2011, the IRS began an audit of Facebook&s;s financials for 2008 and 2009. In January 2013, the IRS expanded the&a;nbsp;examination to include an additional year: 2010. According to court documents, Facebook produced thousands of pages of documents in response to more than 200 IRS requests. The audit largely targeted agreements between Facebook Inc. and Facebook Ireland transferring worldwide business rights to intangible assets said to be worth approximately $7 billion.&a;nbsp;At issue: th&l;span&g;e IRS was trying to determine whether Facebook&a;rsquo;s outside accountants, identified in court documents as Ernst &a;amp; Young, undervalued those assets.&l;/span&g;

Top 5 Value Stocks For 2018: MGE Energy Inc.(MGEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Danielson (NYSE: CVA) and MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Top 5 Value Stocks For 2018: Knight Transportation, Inc.(KNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    U.S. banks are rolling in so much dough they are begging regulators to let them return to the days of risky proprietary trading — all the while stiffing their interest-starved customers, critics say: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    April Chicago Fed National Activity index 0.34 vs 0.48 expected
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 12:15 p.m. ET.
    Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker will speak at 2:15 p.m. ET.
    Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkariis set to speak at 5:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx (NYSE: AYX) from Sector Weight to Overweight
    Stifel upgraded Knight-Swift (NYSE: KNX) from Hold to Buy
    Evercore downgraded HCP (NYSE: HCP) from In-Line to Underperform
    Evercore downgraded Vereit (NYSE: VER) from Outperform to In-Line

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    Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings (NYSE: KNX) completed its merger of Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation in September last year to create one of the largest operators in the FTL segment. Drivers as a percentage of total employment is among the highest in the industry, but could come down as the merged company consolidates the business.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Knight-Swift (NYSE:KNX) gapped up prior to trading on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $41.81, but opened at $41.77. Knight-Swift shares last traded at $41.07, with a volume of 125170 shares traded.

Top 5 Value Stocks For 2018: LyondellBasell Industries NV(LYB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARGI Investment Services LLC lessened its holdings in shares of LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) by 56.2% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,199 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 14,368 shares during the period. ARGI Investment Services LLC’s holdings in LyondellBasell were worth $1,184,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    U.S. 10-year Treasury yields will move in a 3 percent to 3.5 percent range for the rest of the year as the Federal Reserve continues raising interest rates, said Robert Mead, co-head of Asia-Pacific at Pacific Investment Management Co: Link $

    ECONOMIC DATA
    US MBA mortgage applications w.e. 11 May -2.7% vs -0.4% prior
    US Housing Starts (MoM) for Apr -3.70% vs -0.70% Est; Prior 1.90%. US Building Permits (MoM) for Apr -1.80% vs -2.30% Est; Prior 4.40%
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 8:30 a.m. ET.
    Data on industrial production for April will be released at 9:15 a.m. ET.
    The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on petroleum inventories in the U.S.is schedule for release at 10:30 a.m. ET.
    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard will speak at 6:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Jefferies upgraded Lyondell Basell (NYSE: LYB) from Hold to Buy
    Susquehanna upgraded AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) from Negative to Neutral
    Jefferies downgraded 3M (NYSE: MMM) from Buy to Hold
    KeyBanc downgraded Vipshop (NYSE: VIPS) from Overweight to Sector Weight

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Jefferies Group upgraded shares of LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Wednesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The firm currently has $121.95 price target on the specialty chemicals company’s stock, up from their previous price target of $78.01.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $109.07.

Top 5 Value Stocks For 2018: Methode Electronics, Inc.(MEI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    Analysts Expect Methode Electronics (MEI) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $242.88 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Methode Electronics (MEI) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Analysts Anticipate Methode Electronics (MEI) Will Post Earnings of $0.74 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Commit To Buy Methode Electronics At $35, Earn 5.8% Annualized Using Options (nasdaq.com)

    Shares of Methode Electronics opened at $41.75 on Tuesday, Marketbeat reports. Methode Electronics has a 12-month low of $41.85 and a 12-month high of $42.60. The company has a market capitalization of $1.56 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.37, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.88 and a beta of 0.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a current ratio of 4.03 and a quick ratio of 3.47.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Methode Electronics (NYSE:MEI) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

    MEI has been the topic of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Methode Electronics from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Saturday, February 24th. Robert W. Baird reissued an outperform rating and set a $51.00 target price (up previously from $48.00) on shares of Methode Electronics in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, TheStreet lowered Methode Electronics from a b rating to a c+ rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $48.75.

Top 5 Value Stocks For 2018: Briggs & Stratton Corporation(BGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) fell 23.3 percent to $9.87 in pre-market trading after declining 13.45 percent on Wednesday.
    SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SXCP) fell 12.8 percent to $16.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) fell 11 percent to $17.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted mixed Q3 results and lowered its FY18 guidance.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) fell 8.4 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading following downbeat Q1 results.
    Quality Care Properties, Inc. (NYSE: QCP) fell 8.2 percent to $20.85 in pre-market trading. Welltower announced plans to acquire QCP for $20.75 per share in cash.
    China Customer Relations Centers Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) shares fell 7.5 percent to $17.25 in pre-market trading after climbing 18.73 percent on Wednesday.
    Nokia Corporation (NYSE: NOK) shares fell 5.7 percent to $5.58 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) fell 5.6 percent to $38.66 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Southw

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    For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer spoke with Todd Teske, chairman, president and CEO of Briggs & Stratton (BGG) , the small-engine maker that posted a penny-a-share earnings beat on Wednesday, but saw shares fall 11% on lighter-than-expected revenues and a cut in the company’s full-year guidance.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own For 2018

The greenback is on track to be the worst performing major currency this quarter, and it cant be blamed solely on the unwinding of the so-called Trump trade. Oil-price volatility also plays a key role, according to analysts.

Over the last three months, the U.S. dollar has given up nearly all of the gains seen in the wake of Donald Trumps Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election victory, which were fueled by the implications of what many saw as the arrival of the most business-friendly administration and Congress.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own For 2018: Oak Valley Bancorp (CA)(OVLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:OVLY) Director H Randolph Holder, Jr. purchased 3,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 18th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $20.00 per share, for a total transaction of $64,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own For 2018: Werner Enterprises, Inc.(WERN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) and Universal Logistics (NASDAQ:ULH) are both transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.

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    Werner Enterprises (Nasdaq: WERN) competes in the full-truckload (FTL) segment of the industry where drivers deliver entire truck-loads between two points, rather than making many stops to consolidate partial loads as in the LTL segment. This could mean that the company has relatively more to gain from autonomous trucking since highway driving is a larger portion of total drive time.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own For 2018: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,224 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 92 call options.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own For 2018: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Thursday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 0.87% at $222.34. The stock’s 52-week range is $156.09 to $231.77. Volume was about a two-thirds less than the daily average of around 3 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 1.67% at $242.25. The stock’s 52-week range is $166.65 to $250.79. Volume was about 15% below the daily average of around 3.5 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By ]

    On Tuesday, he’ll be tuning into UnitedHealth Group (UNH) , Goldman Sachs (GS) , Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and IBM (IBM) . Cramer had great things to say about all four companies.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) is scheduled to share its quarterly report on Tuesday as well. The consensus estimates are $2.91 in EPS on $54.8 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen at $224.28. The stock has a 52-week range of $164.96 to $250.79, and the consensus price target is $271.67.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own For 2018: LyondellBasell Industries NV(LYB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $109.07.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Jefferies Group upgraded shares of LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Wednesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The firm currently has $121.95 price target on the specialty chemicals company’s stock, up from their previous price target of $78.01.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    U.S. 10-year Treasury yields will move in a 3 percent to 3.5 percent range for the rest of the year as the Federal Reserve continues raising interest rates, said Robert Mead, co-head of Asia-Pacific at Pacific Investment Management Co: Link $

    ECONOMIC DATA
    US MBA mortgage applications w.e. 11 May -2.7% vs -0.4% prior
    US Housing Starts (MoM) for Apr -3.70% vs -0.70% Est; Prior 1.90%. US Building Permits (MoM) for Apr -1.80% vs -2.30% Est; Prior 4.40%
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 8:30 a.m. ET.
    Data on industrial production for April will be released at 9:15 a.m. ET.
    The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on petroleum inventories in the U.S.is schedule for release at 10:30 a.m. ET.
    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard will speak at 6:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Jefferies upgraded Lyondell Basell (NYSE: LYB) from Hold to Buy
    Susquehanna upgraded AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) from Negative to Neutral
    Jefferies downgraded 3M (NYSE: MMM) from Buy to Hold
    KeyBanc downgraded Vipshop (NYSE: VIPS) from Overweight to Sector Weight

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARGI Investment Services LLC lessened its holdings in shares of LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) by 56.2% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,199 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 14,368 shares during the period. ARGI Investment Services LLC’s holdings in LyondellBasell were worth $1,184,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now

Peter Krauth

After hitting a distinct bottom early in the last week, silver prices have already bounced back impressively despite ongoing U.S. dollar strength. After starting May near $16.25, the price of silver rallied to a high near $16.47 last week.

The other challenge that silver faced was the news the market awaited from the FOMC meeting on Wednesday, May 2. After the meeting, the committee announced that it would not be hiking interest rates and said inflation continues to move higher.

After peaking on Tuesday, May 1, the gold/silver ratio has quietly begun trending downward once again. I think this is in recognition of silver’s underperformance and undervalued state relative to gold.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Zions Bancorporation(ZION)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    This Utah-based bank is out with its results on April 23. And ahead of this all-important date, top Vining Sparks analyst Marty Mosby has upgraded Zions (ZION) from ‘Buy’ to ‘Strong Buy.’ He writes” “We believe that Zions should be able to generate stronger revenue per share growth than the market currently anticipates, as it should benefit from both rising interest rates and their respective strategic initiatives.”

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: (LGF.A)

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ARGI Investment Services LLC lessened its holdings in shares of LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) by 56.2% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,199 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 14,368 shares during the period. ARGI Investment Services LLC’s holdings in LyondellBasell were worth $1,184,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware boosted its holdings in shares of LyondellBasell by 4.6% during the 1st quarter. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware now owns 130,699 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $13,812,000 after buying an additional 5,794 shares in the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. boosted its stake in LyondellBasell by 14.0% in the 1st quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 1,107,496 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $117,040,000 after purchasing an additional 136,045 shares in the last quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in LyondellBasell by 14.3% in the 1st quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 60,583 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $6,404,000 after purchasing an additional 7,597 shares in the last quarter. Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. bought a new position in LyondellBasell in the 1st quarter worth about $215,000. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its stake in LyondellBasell by 13.7% in the 1st quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 182,458 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $19,282,000 after purchasing an additional 22,055 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 75.62% of the company’s stock.

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LYB opened at $104.60 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 2.62, a quick ratio of 1.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. The stock has a market cap of $41.08 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.22, a P/E/G ratio of 1.06 and a beta of 1.10. LyondellBasell has a 52-week low of $78.01 and a 52-week high of $121.95.

LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) last posted its earnings results on Friday, April 27th. The specialty chemicals company reported $3.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.80 by $0.31. The business had revenue of $9.77 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.43 billion. LyondellBasell had a net margin of 14.83% and a return on equity of 53.55%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.98 EPS. analysts expect that LyondellBasell will post 11.02 EPS for the current year.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on LYB. Cowen dropped their price target on shares of LyondellBasell from $125.00 to $110.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday. MED reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $140.00 price target on shares of LyondellBasell in a research note on Monday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of LyondellBasell from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 1st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of LyondellBasell from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 1st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets began coverage on shares of LyondellBasell in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $111.00 price target on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $110.33.

LyondellBasell Profile

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. is a chemical company. The Company operates in five segments: Olefins and Polyolefins-Americas (O&P-Americas), Olefins and Polyolefins-Europe, Asia, International (O&P-EAI), Intermediates and Derivatives (I&D), Refining and Technology. The O&P-Americas segment produces and markets olefins and co-products, polyethylene and polypropylene.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB)

ARGI Investment Services LLC Reduces Stake in LyondellBasell (LYB)

ARGI Investment Services LLC lessened its holdings in shares of LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) by 56.2% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,199 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 14,368 shares during the period. ARGI Investment Services LLC’s holdings in LyondellBasell were worth $1,184,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware boosted its holdings in shares of LyondellBasell by 4.6% during the 1st quarter. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware now owns 130,699 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $13,812,000 after buying an additional 5,794 shares in the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. boosted its stake in LyondellBasell by 14.0% in the 1st quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 1,107,496 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $117,040,000 after purchasing an additional 136,045 shares in the last quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in LyondellBasell by 14.3% in the 1st quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 60,583 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $6,404,000 after purchasing an additional 7,597 shares in the last quarter. Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. bought a new position in LyondellBasell in the 1st quarter worth about $215,000. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its stake in LyondellBasell by 13.7% in the 1st quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 182,458 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $19,282,000 after purchasing an additional 22,055 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 75.62% of the company’s stock.

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LYB opened at $104.60 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 2.62, a quick ratio of 1.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. The stock has a market cap of $41.08 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.22, a P/E/G ratio of 1.06 and a beta of 1.10. LyondellBasell has a 52-week low of $78.01 and a 52-week high of $121.95.

LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) last posted its earnings results on Friday, April 27th. The specialty chemicals company reported $3.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.80 by $0.31. The business had revenue of $9.77 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.43 billion. LyondellBasell had a net margin of 14.83% and a return on equity of 53.55%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.98 EPS. analysts expect that LyondellBasell will post 11.02 EPS for the current year.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on LYB. Cowen dropped their price target on shares of LyondellBasell from $125.00 to $110.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday. MED reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $140.00 price target on shares of LyondellBasell in a research note on Monday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of LyondellBasell from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 1st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of LyondellBasell from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 1st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets began coverage on shares of LyondellBasell in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $111.00 price target on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $110.33.

LyondellBasell Profile

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. is a chemical company. The Company operates in five segments: Olefins and Polyolefins-Americas (O&P-Americas), Olefins and Polyolefins-Europe, Asia, International (O&P-EAI), Intermediates and Derivatives (I&D), Refining and Technology. The O&P-Americas segment produces and markets olefins and co-products, polyethylene and polypropylene.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB)

LyondellBasell (LYB) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages

LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $109.07.

Several research firms have recently commented on LYB. ValuEngine raised LyondellBasell from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Citigroup upped their target price on LyondellBasell from $120.00 to $125.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised LyondellBasell from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $132.00 target price for the company in a report on Monday, February 5th. Wells Fargo reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $125.00 price objective (up from $110.00) on shares of LyondellBasell in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $105.00 price objective on shares of LyondellBasell in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. They noted that the move was a valuation call.

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NYSE:LYB opened at $104.79 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $41,084.91, a PE ratio of 10.24, a P/E/G ratio of 1.06 and a beta of 1.10. LyondellBasell has a 52 week low of $78.01 and a 52 week high of $121.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 2.62 and a quick ratio of 1.70.

LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) last posted its earnings results on Friday, April 27th. The specialty chemicals company reported $3.11 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.80 by $0.31. The company had revenue of $9.77 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.43 billion. LyondellBasell had a return on equity of 53.55% and a net margin of 14.83%. The business’s revenue was up 15.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.98 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that LyondellBasell will post 11.02 EPS for the current year.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its position in LyondellBasell by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 4,290,738 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $473,353,000 after purchasing an additional 81,033 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its position in LyondellBasell by 1.2% in the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 4,026,783 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $443,436,000 after purchasing an additional 49,190 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management lifted its position in LyondellBasell by 7.3% in the fourth quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 3,367,384 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $371,489,000 after purchasing an additional 229,450 shares during the period. APG Asset Management N.V. lifted its position in LyondellBasell by 6.6% in the fourth quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 2,543,033 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $233,634,000 after purchasing an additional 157,400 shares during the period. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its position in LyondellBasell by 42.1% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 2,486,577 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $274,318,000 after purchasing an additional 736,109 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 74.98% of the company’s stock.

About LyondellBasell

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. is a chemical company. The Company operates in five segments: Olefins and Polyolefins-Americas (O&P-Americas), Olefins and Polyolefins-Europe, Asia, International (O&P-EAI), Intermediates and Derivatives (I&D), Refining and Technology. The O&P-Americas segment produces and markets olefins and co-products, polyethylene and polypropylene.

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