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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021

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

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

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

Competitive advantage

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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

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

Products

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

Services

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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

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

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019

CEO of Apollo Endosurgery Inc (NASDAQ:APEN) Todd Newton bought 72,727 shares of APEN on 06/20/2018 at an average price of $5.5 a share. The total cost of this purchase was $399,998.

Apollo Endosurgery Inc is a developer of medical devices in the United States. The company’s major focus area is obesity and gastrointestinal diseases. Apollo Endosurgery Inc has a market cap of $113.820 million; its shares were traded at around $6.50 with and P/S ratio of 1.43. Apollo Endosurgery Inc had annual average EBITDA growth of 44.30% over the past five years.

CEO Recent Trades:

CEO Todd Newton bought 72,727 shares of APEN stock on 06/20/2018 at the average price of $5.5. The price of the stock has increased by 18.18% since.

CFO Recent Trades:

CFO, Treasurer, Secretary Stefanie L. Cavanaugh bought 4,545 shares of APEN stock on 06/20/2018 at the average price of $5.5. The price of the stock has increased by 18.18% since.

Directors and Officers Recent Trades:

Director, 10% Owner Matthew S Crawford bought 363,500 shares of APEN stock on 06/20/2018 at the average price of $5.5. The price of the stock has increased by 18.18% since.

For the complete insider trading history of APEN, click here

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sanofi(SNY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Todd Campbell]

    A population of 741 million people makes Europe a huge market for drugmakers, yet most investors avoid European healthcare stocks in their portfolios. Is that a mistake? It could be, especially when it comes to Sanofi SA (NYSE:SNY), a French biopharma giant that’s trading at a reasonable valuation and offers a market-trouncing dividend yield.

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    If that’s not enough excitement for you, French drug maker Sanofi SA (NYSE:SNY) announced it’s buying Bioverativ (NASDAQ:BIVV) for $11.6 billion. The deal pushed BIVV shares up more than 60% by the closing bell.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    The ability to pick winners extends beyond MS. In 2017, Biogen spun off its rare bleeding disorder segment into a separate company that Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) acquired for a whopping $11.6 billion in cash earlier this year. Biogen also reported a rare disease drug that launched at the beginning of 2017, called Spinraza, that achieved a $1.5 billion annualized run rate during its fifth quarter since earning an FDA approval.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Alnylam’s partner, Sanofi (NYSE:SNY), is taking the lead on a phase 3 study of another experimental RNAi therapeutic, fitusiran, in treating hemophilia A and B. Sanofi now has global rights to the drug as a result of a restructuring of the two companies’ rare disease collaboration agreement signed in 2014. Alnylam stands to receive royalties between 15% and 30% of any future sales for fitusiran. 

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Williams-Sonoma Inc.(WSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    And with just a few smart plays in today’s classic stock picker’s market, you can pull in triple-digit gains with just a small investment.

    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TGT, LOW, NAVG
    Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) leads a busy day of earnings reports. The retail giant reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.47, a figure that topped expectations by 7 cents. The company beat revenue expectations, reported stronger same-store sales, and hiked its full-year forecast. Shares of TGT jumped 6.4% before the bell. Home improvement retail might be cooling off as higher interest rates put a dent into new-home sales. This morning, shares of Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW) dropped 0.7% after the company reported earnings. The firm reported adjusted earnings per share of $2.07, a figure that beat expectations by 5 cents. Despite topping revenue expectations, the firm reported weaker-than-expected same-store sales and slashed its full-year outlook. In deal news, shares of Navigators Group (Nasdaq: NAVG) popped nearly 9%. The firm agreed to be purchased by Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG) for $2.1 billion in cash. Look for additional earnings reports from L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB), Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE: WSM), Photronics Inc. (Nasdaq: PLAB), and Analog Devices Inc. (Nasdaq: ADI).

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  • [By Leo Sun]

    This move expands Walmart’s home furnishing business into the backyard of specialty home furnishing companies like Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM), which also owns Pottery Barn and West Elm. It also widens Walmart’s moat against Amazon, which is aggressively expanding into private-label products like consumer goods, apparel, and mattresses.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) recently rallied to a fresh 52-week high after the retailer’s second quarter numbers topped analyst estimates. 

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Retail companies are making news with earnings reports this week. Today, Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) and Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) both announced strong sales gains.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) shares surged 115.8 percent to $4.3591. Comstock reported conversion of the majority of its unsecured, short-term debt into non-convertible preferred equity.
    Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) jumped 38.2 percent to $3.0251 after the company disclosed that it achieved robust viral clearance for its manufacturing process.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) surged 26.7 percent to $61.40 after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) rose 18.9 percent to $2.58.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares gained 17.8 percent to $22.8009.
    The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) shares gained 17.5 percent to $21.07 after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.9 percent to $3.3613.
    Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) shares gained 15.5 percent to $3.35 after the board announced late Wednesday the election of four activist-backed director nominees. Three women and one man comprise the selected group championed by NGM Capital’s Nathan Miller and Kenosis Capital’s Peter O’Malley. Destination Maternity had advocated for another slate of three men and interim CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor. The new directors are Holly Alden, Marla Ryan, Anne-Charlotte Windal and Christopher Morgan.
    AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) rose 15 percent to $7.65.
    nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) gained 14.5 percent to $34.27 following Q1 results.
    Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHV) rose 14.3 percent to $11.4303.
    Bilibili Inc.. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares climbed 13.9 percent to $14.16 after announcing Q1 results.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) gained 13.2 percent to $2.91 after an amended 13D filing from Steel Partners Holdings shows a raised stake in the company from 6.99 million shares to 29.98 million shares, or a 17.8 percent stake.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) gained 13.1
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
    Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) reported upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter on Thursday.
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc.(SERV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    ServiceMaster (NYSE:SERV) stock is up a good 15.1% as of 11:35 a.m. EST after the company reported earnings below estimates for fiscal fourth-quarter 2018 but surpassed expectations for revenue.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ServiceMaster (NYSE:SERV) insider Timothy M. Haynes sold 55,363 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.18, for a total transaction of $2,944,204.34. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Servicemaster Global Holdings Inc (NYSE:SERV) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $59.70 and last traded at $59.03, with a volume of 15886 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $59.62.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ServiceMaster (NYSE:SERV)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $55.63 and last traded at $54.76, with a volume of 207508 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $55.35.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB raised its stake in Servicemaster Global Holdings Inc (NYSE:SERV) by 33.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 15,711 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,900 shares during the period. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB’s holdings in Servicemaster Global were worth $799,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Farmer Brothers Company(FARM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Farmer Bros Co (NASDAQ:FARM) CEO Michael H. Keown sold 23,333 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.03, for a total transaction of $654,023.99. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 68,405 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,917,392.15. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Farmer Brothers (NASDAQ:FARM) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Farmer Brothers (NASDAQ:FARM) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $23.60 and last traded at $24.15, with a volume of 728 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $23.70.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Farmer Brothers (NASDAQ:FARM) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallSep. 11, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Loxo Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOXO) rose 17.1 percent to $163.30 in pre-market trading as the company disclosed that LOXO-292 Phase 1 trial abstract was selected for 'Best of ASCO'.
    CytomX Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTMX) rose 11.5 percent to $27.15 in pre-market trading after the company announced presentations at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) rose 12.3 percent to $5.47 in pre-market trading after reporting narrower-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares rose 7.1 percent to $3.62 in the pre-market trading session.
    Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ: BZUN) shares rose 5.8 percent to $47.65 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) rose 5.5 percent to $46.00 in pre-market trading.
    Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) rose 5.3 percent to $40.50 in pre-market trading after The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB) announced agreement to acquire all public equity of Williams Partners in a $10.5 billion deal.
    Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS) shares rose 4.6 percent to $2.72 in pre-market trading after surging 12.55 percent on Wednesday.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) rose 4.5 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.66 percent on Wednesday.
    Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) rose 4.1 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after climbing 7.90 percent on Wednesday.
    Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) rose 4 percent to $7.70 in pre-market trading.

     

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    If Coca-Cola intends to stay focused on coffee for the time being, perhaps Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) could be a potential target. This distributor of coffee and other beverage and food products sports a market cap near $500 million.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wesbanco Bank Inc. grew its position in shares of PNC Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:PNC) by 12.3% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 80,250 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 8,777 shares during the quarter. Wesbanco Bank Inc.’s holdings in PNC Financial Services Group were worth $12,137,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Shah Gilani]

    It doesn’t matter that other banks like JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC), and The PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: PNC) don’t force-place insurance on their auto loan customers.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: PNC) is set to report its third-quarter results before the opening bell on Friday. The analysts’ consensus estimates call for EPS of $2.73 and $4.35 billion in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $138.52 on Friday’s close. The consensus price target is $158.91, and the stock has a 52-week range of $130.46 to $163.59.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Friday was The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) which traded down about 4% at $145.63. The stock’s 52-week range is $115.45 to $163.59. Volume was over 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.3 million.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Earnings season will kick into high gear today with the release of multiple reports from three of the nation’s top financial institutions. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC), and Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) will all be in the spotlight today. U.S. President Donald Trump could be shaking up trade policy. However, it isn’t NAFTA or tariffs with China that are headlining the story. According to reports, Trump has requested his advisors explore American reentry into the Transpacific Partnership (TPP). President Trump pulled the United States out of TPP shortly following his inauguration. The recommendation comes after lawmakers from ag-producing states discussed the impact of leaving the deal with the administration. The decision to reenter the TPP would be very valuable to states that produce the bulk of U.S. wheat given that it would allow exporters to avoid tariffs of $65 per tonne to Japan, which is the largest export market for American wheat. Leading nations of the pact, such as Japan and Australia, reacted coolly to the president’s pivot but did not rule out the possibility of American reentry. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) is still in focus across the financial world. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress two times this week to address his firm’s ongoing data scandal involving consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. Congress’ failure to understand how the Internet works and Facebook’s business model was on full display, but Zuckerberg was able to maintain his composure as he answered questions over the two-day period.
    Stocks to Watch Today: JPM, WFC, C
    Shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) are in focus as the bank prepares to report Q1 earnings before the bell. JPM stock added 1.1% despite falling short of profit expectations. Wall Street anticipated that the firm would report earnings per share (EPS) of $2.28 on top of $27.53 billion in revenue. The firm reported EPS of $2.26; however, it reported

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: La-Z-Boy Incorporated(LZB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: ORCL, FDX, GME
    Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) will lead a slim roster of earnings reports on Tuesday. Wall Street anticipates that the cloud computing giant will report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.94 on top of $11.20 billion in revenue. FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) will report earnings after the bell. Wall Street anticipates that the shipping giant will report EPS of $5.71 on top of $17.19 billion in revenue. But forget the earnings report. As we noted this week, a major standoff is about to push FDX stock through the roof. Learn more about this huge profit potential. Shares of GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) will look to continue their momentum thanks to buyout interest. Multiple media outlets report that private equity companies are exploring potential deals that would take the video game retailer private in the near future. Shares of the Texas-based firm gained nearly 9% yesterday. According to Reuters, Sycamore Partners is one of the firms interested in a potential takeover. Look for an additional earnings report from La-Z-Boy Inc. (NYSE: LZB). The average analyst projection calls for EPS of $0.64 on top of $426.75 million in revenue.

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE:LZB) were up 12.6% as of 1:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday after the furniture producer announced strong fiscal first-quarter 2019 results.

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

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Dupont Fabros Technology, Inc.(DFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DigiFinexToken (CURRENCY:DFT) traded 0.6% lower against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM Eastern on March 8th. One DigiFinexToken token can currently be purchased for about $0.17 or 0.00004327 BTC on exchanges. During the last week, DigiFinexToken has traded 12.7% higher against the U.S. dollar. DigiFinexToken has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $984,872.00 worth of DigiFinexToken was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    DigiFinexToken (CURRENCY:DFT) traded down 9.8% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 0:00 AM Eastern on September 19th. One DigiFinexToken token can now be purchased for about $0.20 or 0.00003197 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. During the last seven days, DigiFinexToken has traded 30.7% lower against the dollar. DigiFinexToken has a market cap of $0.00 and $858,232.00 worth of DigiFinexToken was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DraftCoin (CURRENCY:DFT) traded up 4.5% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on September 1st. DraftCoin has a total market capitalization of $623,381.00 and approximately $26,777.00 worth of DraftCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One DraftCoin coin can now be bought for $0.0779 or 0.00001084 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinExchange and YoBit. Over the last week, DraftCoin has traded 3.1% lower against the US dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DraftCoin (CURRENCY:DFT) traded 1.5% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 9:00 AM Eastern on October 9th. During the last seven days, DraftCoin has traded 0.7% lower against the U.S. dollar. DraftCoin has a total market cap of $185,310.00 and approximately $3,088.00 worth of DraftCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One DraftCoin coin can now be bought for about $0.0231 or 0.00000351 BTC on exchanges including CoinExchange, YoBit and Coindeal.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: B2Gold Corp(BTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CIBC World Markets Inc. reduced its holdings in B2Gold Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:BTG) (TSE:BTO) by 10.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 572,525 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 64,714 shares during the period. CIBC World Markets Inc. owned approximately 0.06% of B2Gold worth $1,563,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for BTG (LON: BTG):

    9/7/2018 – BTG had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. 9/7/2018 – BTG had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital. 9/4/2018 – BTG had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. 9/4/2018 – BTG had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a GBX 645 ($8.40) price target on the stock. 8/21/2018 – BTG had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a GBX 650 ($8.47) price target on the stock. 8/9/2018 – BTG had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They now have a GBX 640 ($8.34) price target on the stock. 8/9/2018 – BTG had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital. 8/1/2018 – BTG had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. 7/19/2018 – BTG had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

    Shares of BTG stock opened at GBX 558.50 ($7.27) on Monday. BTG plc has a one year low of GBX 559.82 ($7.29) and a one year high of GBX 784 ($10.21).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    B2Gold Corp. (TSE:BTO) (NYSE:BTG) – Research analysts at National Bank Financial issued their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of B2Gold in a report released on Wednesday, August 15th. National Bank Financial analyst D. Demarco anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $0.05 for the quarter. National Bank Financial currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $6.50 target price on the stock. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for B2Gold’s FY2020 earnings at $0.30 EPS.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Bank of the Ozarks(OZRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lessened its stake in shares of Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) by 3.2% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 196,473 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 6,499 shares during the quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company’s holdings in Bank Of The Ozarks were worth $9,484,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephen Mack]

    Bank of the Ozarks Inc. (Nasdaq: OZRK) began in 1903 with a community bank in Jasper, Ark. Now headquartered in Little Rock, the company operates more than 255 locations in the southeast, as well as in California, Texas, and New York.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ: OZRK)Q2 2018 Bank Of The Ozarks Earnings CallJul. 12, 2018, 3:00 pm ET

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

    Operator

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd(RDY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    The third reason behind Celgene’s low valuation is a potential threat to the biotech’s top drug Revlimid. Celgene is fighting a patent challenge over Revlimid from Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (NYSE:RDY). The hematology drug currently generates 63% of Celgene’s total revenue. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories (NYSE:RDY) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    Regenxbio (NASDAQ:RGNX) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.97 per share on revenue of $2.91 billion.
    Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $3.95 billion.
    The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $8.47 billion.
    AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $13.01 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE: DY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $734.86 million.
    Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $425.42 million.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $124.17 million.
    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.93 per share on revenue of $715.15 million.
    Radcom Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDCM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $718.59 million.
    Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $718.96 million.
    CYREN Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYRN) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $7.72 million.
    Ferroglobe PLC (NYSE: GSM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $559.15 million.
    Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited (NYSE: RDY) is estimated to report earnings for its fourth quarter.
    BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ: BLRX) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share.
    Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $1.58 billion.

     

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Investors’ biggest worry about Celgene is that it might not have as much time as hoped to replace the revenue that Revlimid generates: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (NYSE:RDY) is challenging Celgene’s patents for Revlimid.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019

Generally, stocks that have fallen out of favor with the market are cheap for a reason. But, on occasion, savvy investors can scoop up a stock on the cheap and enjoy solid returns when the company proves its doubters wrong. It’s not easy to discern which stocks fall into the pessimistically undervalued category, but here are two to consider: Hostess (NASDAQ:TWNK), which is expanding and adapting its portfolio of snacks to drive growth, and General Motors (NYSE:GM) which could potentially strike gold thanks to its 2016 Cruise Automation acquisition.

Snacking is still a thing

Hostess has shed roughly 11% of its value over the past 12 months, a period during which it has dealt with a CEO transition and a growing recognition among investors that the trends in the U.S. point toward a preference for healthier snacks. Its shares are currently trading at a paltry price-to-earnings ratio of 6x. And while Americans are certainly choosing to eat healthier these days, Hostess can expand its portfolio of snack foods to drive growth and earn a higher multiple from Wall Street down the road.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Simmons First National Corporation(SFNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Simmons First National Co. (NASDAQ:SFNC) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $31.10 and last traded at $30.80, with a volume of 3453 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $30.95.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Simmons First National Co. (NASDAQ:SFNC) by 150.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,022 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,622 shares during the quarter. Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Simmons First National were worth $314,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Carriage Services, Inc.(CSV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ: DLPN) and Carriage Services (NYSE:CSV) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Hexcel Corporation(HXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Trillium Asset Management LLC lessened its holdings in Hexcel (NYSE:HXL) by 12.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 331,664 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 47,089 shares during the quarter. Hexcel makes up approximately 1.2% of Trillium Asset Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 19th largest position. Trillium Asset Management LLC owned 0.37% of Hexcel worth $21,422,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted its position in Hexcel (NYSE:HXL) by 4.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 165,404 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,656 shares during the quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC owned about 0.18% of Hexcel worth $10,683,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Third, the progress made by Boeing on its 767, 777, and 787 wide-body aircraft programs supports Muilenburg’s “high confidence in a meaningful increase in wide-body replacement demand early next decade.” That would be good news for Boeing and its 777X — expected to benefit from growing wide-body demand– and also for General Electric (provider of engines for the 777X) and advanced composite technology company Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL). Hexcel’s carbon fiber technology tends to generate significantly more revenue per plane on wide-body aircraftthan on single-aisle planes.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB lifted its position in shares of Hexcel Co. (NYSE:HXL) by 51.5% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 11,174 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,800 shares during the quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB’s holdings in Hexcel were worth $722,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Advanced materials are loosely defined as those designed with enhanced properties that improve on traditionally used materials. A broader definition includes materials seeing increased demand due to advanced technologies. For example, if you want to reduce the weight of aircraft (while also increasing strength) then Hexcel Corp. (NYSE: HXL) advanced composites are going to come in handy. Similarly, if you believe in the future of electric vehicles then the lithium produced byAlbemarle Corp. (NYSE: ALB) (used in batteries) will surely come into high demand in the future. Moreover, if you want to invest in companies that provide technology to materials processors then high-performance laser manufacturer IPG Photonics Corp. (NASDAQ: IPGP) is well worth a look. Here’s the investment case for all three.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Hexcel Co. (NYSE:HXL) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the fourteen analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $71.27.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: INTL FCStone Inc.(INTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $47.87 and last traded at $47.95, with a volume of 2050 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $47.30.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) was upgraded by investment analysts at TheStreet from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) released its earnings results on Tuesday. The financial services provider reported $1.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.20, Bloomberg Earnings reports. INTL FCStone had a positive return on equity of 3.32% and a negative net margin of 0.02%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP trimmed its stake in shares of INTL Fcstone Inc (NASDAQ:INTL) by 1.3% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 877,501 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 11,320 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in INTL Fcstone were worth $37,452,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Xcel Brands, Inc(XELB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Digital Turbine (NASDAQ: APPS) and XCel Brands (NASDAQ:XELB) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: EQT Corporation(EQT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Stifel Financial Corp lessened its stake in EQT Co. (NYSE:EQT) by 10.2% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 175,489 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 19,992 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in EQT were worth $8,353,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was EQT Corp. (NYSE: EQT) which rose about 10% to $53.35. The stocks 52-week range is $43.70 to $67.84. Volume was nearly 11 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.6 million.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    EquiTrader (CURRENCY:EQT) traded up 6.5% against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 23:00 PM ET on June 3rd. One EquiTrader coin can now be purchased for $0.13 or 0.00001662 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including CryptoBridge, Cryptopia and CoinExchange. EquiTrader has a market cap of $1.37 million and approximately $1,213.00 worth of EquiTrader was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, EquiTrader has traded 8.8% higher against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale raised its stake in shares of EQT (NYSE:EQT) by 85.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 67,281 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after purchasing an additional 31,000 shares during the quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s holdings in EQT were worth $3,219,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    In addition, Elliott Management, which often pushes for M&A and other strategic transactions at targeted companies, made investments in EQT Corp. (EQT) , CommVault Systems Inc. (CVLT) , Sabre Corp. (SABR) , Teradyne Inc. (TER)  and Windstream Holdings Inc. (WIN)

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Continental Resources, Inc.(CLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Columbus Circle Investors grew its stake in shares of Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR) by 22.4% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 512,631 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock after buying an additional 93,844 shares during the period. Columbus Circle Investors’ holdings in Continental Resources were worth $30,220,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Clearwater Seafoods (TSE:CLR) Director Richard Lawrence Gillis Hood sold 6,200 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$4.90, for a total value of C$30,380.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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    Irans Oil Production and Exports Could Help Crude Oil Bulls (finance.yahoo.com) The Cash Flow King (investingdaily.com) Continental Resources Can Soar Without Bottlenecks (seekingalpha.com) Are Options Traders Betting on a Big Move in Continental Resources (CLR) Stock? (zacks.com) Why Aren’t Permian Oil Producers Profitable? (oilprice.com)

    Shares of NYSE CLR traded down $0.40 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $64.21. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,923,330 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,421,609. The firm has a market capitalization of $25.63 billion, a PE ratio of 125.90 and a beta of 1.27. The company has a current ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.15. Continental Resources has a one year low of $29.08 and a one year high of $69.91.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: ARC Document Solutions, Inc.(ARC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here’s how other cryptocurrencies have performed during the last day:

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    Pura (PURA) traded 15.3% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.13 or 0.00001916 BTC. Polis (POLIS) traded 11.1% lower against the dollar and now trades at $3.60 or 0.00053552 BTC. DigitalPrice (DP) traded 11% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0700 or 0.00001041 BTC. Onix (ONX) traded 17.5% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0070 or 0.00000104 BTC. Adzcoin (ADZ) traded 9.9% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.0169 or 0.00000252 BTC. Advanced Technology Coin (ARC) traded down 3.3% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0283 or 0.00000421 BTC. Startcoin (START) traded down 6.3% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0094 or 0.00000139 BTC. Prime-XI (PXI) traded down 10.9% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0052 or 0.00000077 BTC. Uro (URO) traded flat against the dollar and now trades at $0.0411 or 0.00000536 BTC. Pioneer Coin (PCOIN) traded 6.3% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0161 or 0.00000240 BTC.

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    Here’s how similar cryptocurrencies have performed during the last day:

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    Pura (PURA) traded 3.9% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.10 or 0.00001530 BTC. Polis (POLIS) traded down 4.2% against the dollar and now trades at $3.01 or 0.00045423 BTC. DigitalPrice (DP) traded 2.4% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0684 or 0.00001034 BTC. ArcticCoin (ARC) traded 12.8% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0422 or 0.00000513 BTC. Adzcoin (ADZ) traded up 4.8% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0234 or 0.00000354 BTC. Onix (ONX) traded 5.7% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0068 or 0.00000103 BTC. Startcoin (START) traded 4.4% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.0092 or 0.00000139 BTC. Prime-XI (PXI) traded up 11.3% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0049 or 0.00000074 BTC. Pioneer Coin (PCOIN) traded down 6% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0198 or 0.00000299 BTC. Uro (URO) traded flat against the dollar and now trades at $0.0411 or 0.00000536 BTC.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ArcticCoin (CURRENCY:ARC) traded down 1.9% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 20:00 PM ET on May 7th. In the last week, ArcticCoin has traded 8.2% lower against the dollar. ArcticCoin has a total market cap of $1.37 million and approximately $22,335.00 worth of ArcticCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One ArcticCoin coin can now be purchased for $0.0553 or 0.00000591 BTC on major exchanges including C-CEX, Livecoin, YoBit and Cryptopia.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: ONEOK Inc.(OKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Pipeline giant ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) is a one-of-a-kind investment opportunity these days. Of the 500 companies in the S&P 500, it’s the only one that meets five distinct characteristics of size, financial strength, earnings growth, dividend growth, and yield. That unique combination makes it an excellent choice for investors who want both high growth and a high yield.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Analysts Anticipate ONEOK, Inc. (OKE) Will Announce Earnings of $0.66 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) ONEOK (OKE) PT Set at $72.00 by Barclays (americanbankingnews.com) MARKETS: Why Bloomberg sees King Dollar reclaiming the throne (finance.yahoo.com) Keeping Tabs on the Levels for ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE): Change of -0.04 Since the Bell (stocknewscaller.com) Alluring Stocks: Lloyds Banking Group plc, (NYSE: LYG), ONEOK, Inc., (NYSE: OKE) (globalexportlines.com)

    NYSE OKE traded up $0.22 on Tuesday, hitting $69.24. 1,729,000 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,754,345. ONEOK has a 52-week low of $47.14 and a 52-week high of $69.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 0.49 and a current ratio of 0.63. The stock has a market cap of $28.14 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.34, a PEG ratio of 2.75 and a beta of 1.27.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

    UBS Upgrades ONEOK (OKE) to “Buy” (americanbankingnews.com) Early Moves to Watch ONEOK Inc (NYSE: OKE) (stocksmarketcap.com) Oneok board increases dividend (journalrecord.com) Deutsche Bank Initiates Coverage on ONEOK (OKE) (americanbankingnews.com) Trading Psychology Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A), ONEOK, Inc. (OKE) (nmsunews.com)

    OKE has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded ONEOK from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Royal Bank of Canada upgraded ONEOK from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. TheStreet downgraded ONEOK from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Monday, February 26th. Bank of America initiated coverage on ONEOK in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. Finally, Wells Fargo upgraded ONEOK from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $61.13.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    For an example of just how important this is, take a look at the graph below. Midstream companies ONEOK Inc. (NYSE:OKE), Magellan Midstream Partners LP(NYSE:MMP), and Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) have each increased their disbursements for more than a decade. However, there is a difference in the growth rates over time. Enterprise’s 10-year annualized distribution increase was 5.7%, Magellan’s was 10.9%, and ONEOK’s dividend rose at an annualized 16.1% clip. Just a few percentage points here makes a huge difference in the growth of the disbursement over time, as the chart below clearly shows.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Several pipeline stocks have produced market-beating returns since their formation. Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD) and ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) stand out because they have turned a relatively small up-front investment into a massive windfall over the past two decades.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: La-Z-Boy Incorporated(LZB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    According toMoney MorningCapital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani, we shouldn’t be surprised.Here’s what you need to know to stay out ahead of the next major crash.

    Three Stocks to Watch Today: ORCL, FDX, GME
    Oracle Corp.(NYSE: ORCL) will lead a slim roster of earnings reports on Tuesday. Wall Street anticipates that the cloud computing giant will report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.94 on top of $11.20 billion in revenue. FedEx Corp.(NYSE: FDX) will report earnings after the bell. Wall Street anticipates that the shipping giant will report EPS of $5.71 on top of $17.19 billion in revenue. But forget the earnings report. As we noted this week, a major standoff is about to push FDX stock through the roof. Learn more about this huge profit potential. Shares of GameStop Corp.(NYSE: GME) will look to continue their momentum thanks to buyout interest. Multiple media outlets report that private equity companies are exploring potential deals that would take the video game retailer private in the near future. Shares of the Texas-based firm gained nearly 9% yesterday. According to Reuters, Sycamore Partners is one of the firms interested in a potential takeover. Look for an additional earnings report from La-Z-Boy Inc. (NYSE: LZB). The average analyst projection calls for EPS of $0.64 on top of $426.75 million in revenue.

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Hot Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018

Jamie Dimon has a good chance to be Treasury Secretary, but the chief executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co. reportedly has told President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team he doesn’t want the job.

That decision could cost Dimon. In closing the door to joining the Trump Administration, Dimon is probably giving up a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to divest his sizeable stock holdings in JPMorgan Chase and diversify his wealth without paying taxes.

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 12: Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co., speaks at the Economic Club of Washington September 12, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Dimon owns more than 6.74 million shares of JPMorgan Chase, according to securities filings, which are worth about $520 million at recent market prices. He also owns another 3.4 million exercisable options. If Dimon chooses to leave the nation’s biggest bank for the Treasury Department, Dimon likely would be able to take advantage of a federal tax provision when he sells much of those holdings.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: National CineMedia, Inc.(NCMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $155.19 after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 21.3 percent to $8.83. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) climbed 18.2 percent to $3.12 after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.6 percent to $27.53 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) rose 13 percent to $2.26.
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC) gained 11.9 percent to $7.35.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 11.8 percent to $6.24 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) shares gained 11.3 percent to $3.56.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.875.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) rose 8.7 percent to $2.9683.
    Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) shares rose 7.4 percent to $7.40.
    Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) rose 7 percent to $2.88 after climbing 1.89 percent on Friday.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 6 percent to $15.93. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 5.1 percent to $257.35. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $6.45 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.

    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) shares were also up, gaining 16 percent to $27.52 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Twin Disc, Incorporated (NASDAQ: TWIN) shares surged 24.34 percent to close at $28.86 following Q3 earnings.
    Bioblast Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: ORPN) rose 21.89 percent to close at $2.45.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 20.19 percent to close at $8.75. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) rose 18.56 percent to close at $3.13 on Monday after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE: CVM) gained 17.09 percent to close at $2.74.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares jumped 16.39 percent to close at $146.75 on Monday after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.45 percent to close at $27.50 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 15.23 percent to close at $6.43 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 14.53 percent to close at $7.33
    CohBar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWBR) gained 14.36 percent to close at $6.29.
    Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTPH) gained 12.69 percent to close at $3.64.
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) gained 12.27 percent to close at $10.89 following Q1 results.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares climbed 9.8 percent to close at $19.05.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 4.93 percent to close at $256.89. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 3.92 percent to close at $15.63. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.

     

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Career Education Corporation(CECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Career Education (NASDAQ:CECO) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Career Education Co. (NASDAQ:CECO) – Equities researchers at Piper Jaffray reduced their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Career Education in a note issued to investors on Thursday, May 3rd. Piper Jaffray analyst P. Appert now expects that the company will post earnings per share of $0.19 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.24. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Career Education’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.23 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.29 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.95 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.28 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.25 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.29 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.34 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $1.16 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.26 EPS.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: La-Z-Boy Incorporated(LZB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now

Noble Corp. (NE) has long been one of the most beaten-down drilling stocks, if we exclude shares of the companies that are undergoing restructuring. Inevitably, the topic “Is Noble Corp. cheap enough?” has been a frequent guest in the comments sections of offshore drilling related articles. This time, Noble Corp. shares have firmly settled below $4 after trading as low as $3.36 a couple of days ago, and the above-mentioned question is definitely worth discussing.

There are two ways of looking at the word “cheap.” A company might be worth less than it should be given the fundamental situation (obvious value), or the company might not be valued high enough given the future perspectives. The first situation leads to an obvious margin of safety assuming that the stock market will see the company’s strengths in due time. The second one is a bet on the future, which brings the risks associated with such bets. In this article, I want to discuss whether Noble Corp. stock is cheap given the information we know now. This is a discussion of whether the market is too hard on Noble Corp. stock based on present conditions.

Top Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: China HGS Real Estate, Inc.(HGSH)

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    But before we show you our pick, here are the top 10 penny stocks to watch this week…

    Penny Stocks Current Share Price (as of Jan. 5) Jan. 2-5 Gain (as of Jan. 5)
    My Size Inc. (Nasdaq: MYSZ) $1.66 152.28%
    Cytori Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTX) $0.47 89.52%
    DelMar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: DMPI) $1.675 58.02%
    CAS Medical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CASM) $1.09 55.71%
    China HGS Real Estate Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSH) $1.83 47.58%
    Aethlon Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD) $1.56 43.12%
    Midatech Pharma Plc. (Nasdaq: MTP) $1.23 43.01%
    Comstock Holding Cos. Inc. (Nasdaq: CHCI) $1.87 36.5%
    Cenveo Inc. (Nasdaq: CVO) $1.20 31.82%
    EV Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: EVEP) $0.6844 31.62%

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Top Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: Meritage Corporation(MTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Next week is big for housing numbers. March existing home sales figures are scheduled for  Monday and new home sales for March along with the February S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index on Tuesday. As for homebuilders, Pulte Group, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) is scheduled to report  Q1 results Tuesday, and D.R. Horton Inc (NYSE: DHI) is scheduled to report fiscal Q2 numbers on Thursday. The industry already has seen strong Q1 results from Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN), and housing starts and building permits in March rose more than expected. These results, as well as those and the economic data from next week could provide clues for the industry going forward. After NVR, Inc. (NYSE: NVR) reports results this morning, Meritage Homes Corp. (NYSE: MTH) releases its Q1 results April 25. We’ll have to wait until next month for some of the other homebuilders, as well as from home improvement companies Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD) and Lowe’s Companies Inc (NYSE: LOW), before we get a more complete snapshot of the housing market.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Jason Hall]

    Hall:Right, yeah. And, a lot of these areas, there’s actually an interesting thing. One of the companies we’re going to talk about, Meritage Homes (NYSE:MTH), on their latest earnings call and in their latest release, it’s not just first-time buyers,it’s not just millennials. That’s a huge secular trend, millennials moving into the home-buying market. It’s the largestsegment of the population. They’re going to be driving housing salesfor the next 20 years, potentially. But Meritage Homes also said that they’re seeing a lot of demand in their entry-level communities from retiring baby boomers who are downsizing. So,it’s creating dual demand from two opposite ends of the age demographic.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    WhenMeritage Homes Corp.(NYSE:MTH) Chairman and CEO Steve Hilton said the company was going to change its strategy and focus on lower-cost starter homes a few years ago, many industry followers probably thought it was a mistake. At the time — and to some extent this has continued — the most successful homebuilders were focusing upmarket on more high-end communities.

Top Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: La-Z-Boy Incorporated(LZB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Hot Gold Stocks For 2019

Stocks look set for a higher open this morning as they seek to put last week’s losses behind them.

Stuart Palley for The Wall Street Journal

S&P 500 futures have gained 0.4%, while Dow Jones Industrial Average futures have advanced 0.3%. Nasdaq Composite futures have risen 0.4%.

Goldcorp (GG) has gained 0.8% to$17.25 despite getting cut to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC.

United Natural Foods (UNFI) has dropped 2.4% to$36.15 after getting cut to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.

Hatteras Financial (HTS) has jumped 9.4% to $15.60 after agreeing to be purchased byAnnaly Capital Management (NLY) for $1.5 billion.Annaly Capital Management has dropped 1.1% to $$10.30.

Chesapeake Energy (CHK) has gained 1.1% to$3.80 after announcing changes to its revolving credit line.

Hot Gold Stocks For 2019: Laredo Petroleum, Inc.(LPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

Hot Gold Stocks For 2019: First Majestic Silver Corp.(AG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Though I don’t directly own First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG), I soon will, by default. I’m a shareholder in the aforementioned Primero Mining, and First Majestic Silver is in the process of acquiring Primero and its San Dimas mine, with the deal expected to close by the end of April. When it does, my Primero shares will be exchanged for shares of First Majestic, giving me ownership in the mining company that’s most levered to silver — about 70% of its sales are a result of silver production.

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Hot Gold Stocks For 2019: La-Z-Boy Incorporated(LZB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Hot Gold Stocks For 2019: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.(CLF)

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, LLCFifth Third Bancorp (FITB) – 7,424,558 shares, 43.91% of the total portfolio. New PositionUnited States Steel Corp (X) – 3,763,643 shares, 25.82% of the total portfolio. Franklin Resources Inc (BEN) – 1,825,092 shares, 15.42% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.44%Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (CLF) – 1,780,977 shares, 2.5% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 1.33%Finisar Corp (FNSR) – 349,639 shares, 1.39% of t

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) are in focus after the company reported earnings before the bell. GE stock popped 5.6% after the firm topped earnings per share (EPS) estimates by $0.05 and backed its 2018 outlook. The firm reported EPS of $0.16 on top of $28.66 billion in revenue. GE stock had been off nearly 18% from its last earnings report on January 24 due to ongoing financial and legal problems.
    Crude oil prices dipped Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump took aim at OPEC. Trump accused the cartel of keeping oil prices “artificially high” despite “record amounts of oil all over the place.” Brent crude and WTI crude oil both hit three-year highs this week after Saudi Arabia suggested that it was working to press oil prices back above $100 per barrel.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: PM, MO, WFC
    Shares of Philip Morris International Inc.(NYSE: PM) fell this morning after the firm experienced its worst trading day since its spin-off from Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO). Shares of PM fell as much as 16% after the firm fell short of revenue expectations after the bell. MO stock fell roughly 6% on the day.
    Shares of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) are under pressure after The New York Times reported that the firm may be facing a $1 billion fine. The fines would cover a variety of “alleged” misdeeds that include the firm’s push on customers to purchase auto insurance they didn’t need and charging mortgage customers fees for services that they were not using. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will most likely announce the fine today. Money MorningCapital Wave StrategistShah Gilani weighed in on the topic this week, and he offers a scorching indictment.
    Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) is on the move today after the semiconductor giant announced plans to lay off 1,500 employees. The cuts are expected to hit employees in California and cities around the globe. The cuts are part of the fi

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    At first glance, Cleveland-Cliffs’ (NYSE:CLF) most recent earnings report might make shareholders want to push the sell button as fast as they can open their brokerage accounts. But before you precipitously sour on this iron miner, take a deeper look at its results. Even though its revenue and earnings were down drastically, those declines were largely a product of its moves to shut down unprofitable assets.