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Planet Fitness’ (NYSE:PLNT) $10-per-month memberships and non-intimidating atmosphere are proving popular with gym-goers, which, in turn, is driving robust revenue and earnings growth. The company reported first-quarter results this week.

Planet Fitness results: The raw numbers 

Metric

Q1 2018

Q1 2017

Year-Over-Year Change

Revenue

$121.33 million

$91.10 million

33%

Operating income

$38.92 million

$33.05 million

18%

Earnings per share

$0.23

$0.14

64%

Data source: Planet Fitness Q1 2018 earnings press release.

What happened with Planet Fitness this quarter?

Planet Fitness’ systemwide same-store sales maintained their torrid rate of growth, rising a blistering 11.1%. Combined with the nearly 200  new stores Planet Fitness opened during the past year — including 47 locations in the first quarter — this helped to fuel a 33.2% rise in total revenue, to $121 million.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

ManpowerGroup Inc. is a world leader in innovative workforce solutions and services. Our global network of over 2,900 offices in 80 countries and territories allows us to meet the needs of our global, multinational and local clients across all major industry segments. We develop solutions that drive organizations forward, accelerate individual success and help build more sustainable communities. We power the world of work. By offering a comprehensive range of workforce solutions and services, we help companies at varying stages in their evolution increase productivity, improve strategy, quality and efficiency, and reduce costs across their workforce to achieve their business goals.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Macquarie downgraded shares of ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a report issued on Tuesday morning, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Macquarie currently has $91.00 target price on the business services provider’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) EVP Mara E. Swan sold 11,192 shares of ManpowerGroup stock in a transaction on Friday, August 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $93.77, for a total value of $1,049,473.84. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 13,493 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,265,238.61. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kelly Services, Inc. Class A (NYSE: MAN) and ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GAM Holding AG reduced its stake in ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 21.0% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 9,747 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 2,588 shares during the quarter. GAM Holding AG’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $839,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: ACI Worldwide, Inc.(ACIW)

ACI Worldwide, Inc. develops, markets, installs, and supports software products and services for facilitating electronic payments worldwide. It offers products and services covering various domains within the payments and banking marketplace, including online banking and cash management that manages payments and cash flows through the online or mobile channel; managing and processing monetary, non monetary, sales, and account origination financial transactions; and managing trade related transaction types. The company’s products also cover domains, such as community financial services, including online and mobile banking and payment systems, and security solutions; software to support in house issuance of payment instruments and management of a consumer payment from transaction acquiring to settlement; transaction banking payments that manage corporate payments and messages through their lifecycle; and management of a consumer payment within a retailer and management of store, and gift card and loyalty programs. In addition, its products cover payments risk management, which secures payments against fraud and money laundering; and payment infrastructure to operate and optimize the payments system. Further, the company offers bill presentment and payment collection services to tax authorities, higher education, utilities, and health care providers, as well as provides implementation, product support, technical, educational, testing, expert services consultancy, and facilities management services; and distributes or acts as a sales agent for software developed by third parties. ACI Worldwide sells its products under the ACI Worldwide and ACI Universal Payment Systems brand names. It serves financial institutions; electronic payment processors; and retailers. The company was formerly known as Transaction Systems Architects, Inc. and changed its name to ACI Worldwide, Inc. in July 2007. ACI Worldwide, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Naples, Florida.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dupont Capital Management Corp purchased a new position in shares of ACI Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:ACIW) in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 9,682 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $268,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in ACI Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:ACIW) by 3.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 3,064,281 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 88,855 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in ACI Worldwide were worth $75,596,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc.(ASX)

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc., incorporated on March 23, 1984, is a provider of semiconductor packaging and testing services. The Company offers a range of semiconductors packaging, testing and electronic manufacturing services (EMS). The Company’s segments include Packaging, Testing, EMS and Others. The Company provides services in packaging bare semiconductors into finished semiconductors with a range of electrical and thermal characteristics, as well as testing services, including front-end engineering testing, wafer probing and final testing services. It also sells goods from EMS. The Company engages in other activities, such as substrate production and real estate business.

Packaging Services

The Company offers a range of package types to meet the requirements of its customers, including flip-chip ball grid array (BGA), flip-chip chip scale package (CSP), advanced chip scale packages (aCSP), quad flat packages (QFP), thin quad flat packages (TQFP), bump chip carrier (BCC), quad flat no-lead (QFN) packages, advanced QFN (aQFN) and Plastic BGA. In addition, the Company provides three dimensional (3D) chip packages, such as MAP package on package (POP) and aMAP POP (advanced, laser ablation type). It also offers other forms of stacked die solutions in various package types, such as stacked die QFN and hybrid BGAs containing stacked wire bond. It also provides automotive product development and production using copper wire in its services to customers. In addition, the Company offers the fan-out wafer-level packaging (FOWLP) solution for radar products. The Company provides integrated circuit (IC) wirebonding, including leadframe-based packages and substrate-based packages. It assembles system-in-package (SiP) products, which involve the integration of a one chip into the same package. Its end-use applications for modules include cellular phones, wireless local area network (LAN) applications, Bluetooth applications, camera modules, automotive applications, toys, ! networking, storage and power management. The Company produces substrates for use in its packaging operations.

Testing Services

The Company provides front-end engineering testing services, including customized software development, electrical design validation, and reliability and failure analysis. The Company conducts final tests of a range of logic/mixed-signal/radio frequency (RF)/(2.5D/3D) module and SiP/micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)/discrete semiconductors. The Company provides a range of additional test-related services, such as electric interface board and mechanical test tool design, program conversion, program efficiency improvement, burn-in testing, module and SiP testing, and tape and reel. It offers drop shipment services for shipment of semiconductors directly to end users designated by its customers.

Electronic Manufacturing Services

The Company provides integrated solutions for electronic manufacturing services in relation to computers, peripherals, communications, industrial, automotive, and storage and server applications. The Company’s products and services in this category include computers, such as motherboards for server and desktop personal computer (PC), peripheral, port replicator, network attached storage and technical services; communications, such as wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) and SiP; consumer products, such as control boards for flat panel devices and SiP; automotive electronics, such as automotive electronic manufacturing services, car light emitting diode (LED) lighting, regulator/rectifier, and industrial products, such as point-of-sale systems and smart handheld devices.

The Company competes with Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Illinois Tool Works Inc.(ITW)

Illinois Tool Works Inc. manufactures and sells industrial products and equipment worldwide. It operates through seven segments: Automotive OEM; Test & Measurement and Electronics; Food Equipment; Polymers & Fluids; Welding; Construction Products; and Specialty Products. The Automotive OEM segment produces components and fasteners for automotive-related applications. The Test & Measurement and Electronics segment provides equipment, consumables, and related software for testing and measuring of materials and structures, as well as equipment and consumables used in the production of electronic subassemblies and microelectronics. The Food Equipment segment offers commercial food equipment and related services. The Polymers & Fluids segment produces adhesives, sealants, lubrication and cutting fluids, and fluids and polymers for auto aftermarket maintenance and appearance. The Welding segment produces arc welding equipment, consumables, and accessories for various industrial and commercial applications. The Construction Products segment produces engineered fastening systems and solutions. The Specialty Products segment provides beverage packaging equipment and consumables, product coding and marking equipment and consumables, and appliance components and fasteners. The company distributes its products directly to industrial manufacturers, as well as through independent distributors. Illinois Tool Works Inc. was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Glenview, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: “Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) Holdings Trimmed by Checchi Capital Advisers LLC” was reported by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this news story on another website, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of US & international trademark & copyright laws. The legal version of this news story can be accessed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4163066/illinois-tool-works-inc-itw-holdings-trimmed-by-checchi-capital-advisers-llc.html.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    In other Illinois Tool Works news, insider Sundaram Nagarajan sold 18,651 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $137.75, for a total transaction of $2,569,175.25. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 44,954 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,192,413.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP John R. Hartnett sold 14,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $137.00, for a total value of $1,986,500.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 29,448 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,034,376. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 200,772 shares of company stock valued at $26,864,670. 0.82% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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    About Illinois Tool Works

  • [By Max Byerly]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “Guardian Investment Management Has $1.85 Million Holdings in Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this article on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of international trademark & copyright law. The original version of this article can be accessed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4151986/guardian-investment-management-has-1-85-million-holdings-in-illinois-tool-works-inc-itw.html.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Suffice to note that Welbilt stock also had a strong month and other companies with segments exposed to the food sector, such as Dover (NYSE:DOV) and Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW), had pretty good months as well.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Aerohive Networks, Inc.(HIVE)

Aerohive Networks, Inc. and together with its subsidiaries (“Aerohive Networks,” “Aerohive,” “Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our”) has designed and developed a leading cloud networking and enterprise Wi-Fi solution that enables our customers to use the power of Wi-Fi, cloud, analytics and applications to transform how they serve their customers. Our products include Wi-Fi access points, routers and switches required to build an edge-access network; a cloud services platform for centralized management, data collection and analytics; and applications that leverage the network to provide additional capabilities to the business and IT organization. Together, these products, service platforms and applications create a simple, scalable, and secure solution to deliver a better connected experience. Customers around the world, from Fortune 500 businesses to small schools, have chosen our products.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: New Residential Investment Corp.(NRZ)

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    New Residential Investment Corp (NYSE: NRZ)
    Officially classified as a mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT), NRZ is not typical of its category. The company focuses on investing in the mortgage servicing rights (MSR) portion of the actual mortgage. The monthly MSR is built into the mortgage payment and comes to roughly 30 basis points (0.003%) of the principal mortgage amount annually. NRZ owns the MSR, pays a third party 6 basis points (bps) to physically service the mortgage, and keeps the 24 bps excess.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. reduced its position in shares of New Residential Investment Corp (NYSE:NRZ) by 23.2% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 235,486 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 71,224 shares during the quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P. owned about 0.07% of New Residential Investment worth $3,874,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    New Residential Investment (NYSE: NRZ) and Paramount Group (NYSE:PGRE) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Stifel Financial Corp lifted its holdings in New Residential Investment Corp (NYSE:NRZ) by 7.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 259,274 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 18,473 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in New Residential Investment were worth $4,263,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Royal Bank of Canada boosted its stake in shares of New Residential Investment Corp (NYSE:NRZ) by 144.9% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 831,287 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 491,807 shares during the period. Royal Bank of Canada’s holdings in New Residential Investment were worth $13,675,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    Shares of New Residential Investment opened at $18.10 on Monday, Marketbeat.com reports. New Residential Investment has a 1-year low of $15.04 and a 1-year high of $18.43. The stock has a market cap of $6.08 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.40 and a beta of 0.90.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) reported its most recent quarterly results before the markets opened on Friday. The company said that it had $1.00 in earnings per share (EPS) and $6.69 billion in revenue, and consensus estimates had called for $0.92 in EPS on revenue of $6.59 billion. In the same period of last year, the food maker said it had EPS of $0.98 and $6.68 billion in revenue.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    TrueCar (NASDAQ:TRUE), Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC), and GameStop (NYSE:GME) are three of the companies that saw their stocks fall to fresh lows last week. Let’s take a closer look at what’s holding them back — and what it would take to get them rolling again in 2019.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was The Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) which traded down about 27.5% at $34.88. The stock’s 52-week range is $34.51 to $70.01. Volume was about 134 million compared to the daily average volume of 6.6 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) dropped about 3.6% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $57.56. Shares closed at $59.73 on Thursday and the stock’s 52-week high is $93.88. Volume was about 50% above the daily average of around 5.4 million shares. The company had no specific news Friday.

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    Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) , controlled by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A) and the private equity firm 3G Capital, has struggled like many companies in the consumer packaged goods sector. Yet, fresh from a quarter that beat estimates on Wednesday, May 2, it may be best for Berkshire Hathaway to hold the stock.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Yet there is apparently outside interest in Campbell Soup. Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) has been sniffing around the company, according to The New York Post. However, it seems unlikely that a deal will happen if, as reported, the cream cheese and ketchup maker would only be interested in acquiring Campbell Soup at a bargain price. Citing two sources, the Post said Kraft wouldn’t pay a premium much above Campbell’s existing $22 billion enterprise value.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Mosaic Company (MOS)

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  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    It doesn’t take much of an imagination to realize what the success of microbials would mean for leading fertilizer producers such as Nutrien (NYSE:NTR), CF Industries (NYSE:CF), and Mosaic (NYSE:MOS). Consider how dependent these businesses are on each of the three major agricultural nutrients:   

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    The Mosaic Co  (NYSE:MOS)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bank of Hawaii trimmed its position in shares of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) by 7.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 34,657 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 2,636 shares during the period. Bank of Hawaii’s holdings in Mosaic were worth $972,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GAM Holding AG reduced its stake in ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 21.0% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 9,747 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 2,588 shares during the quarter. GAM Holding AG’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $839,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “ManpowerGroup (MAN) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.09 EPS” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this piece on another domain, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of US and international trademark & copyright laws. The correct version of this piece can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3373626/manpowergroup-man-posts-quarterly-earnings-results-beats-estimates-by-0-09-eps.html.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. lowered its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 7,463 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 1,109 shares during the quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $859,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Koppers Holdings Inc.(KOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Mackay Shields LLC reduced its holdings in shares of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) by 61.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 22,786 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 36,800 shares during the period. Mackay Shields LLC owned about 0.11% of Koppers worth $874,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Koppers Holdings Inc  (NYSE:KOP)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 01, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Koppers (NYSE:KOP) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Koppers (NYSE:KOP) was upgraded by equities research analysts at TheStreet from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report released on Friday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    An issue of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) debt rose 1.8% against its face value during trading on Wednesday. The debt issue has a 6% coupon and will mature on February 15, 2025. The debt is now trading at $90.75 and was trading at $87.75 last week. Price moves in a company’s debt in credit markets sometimes predict parallel moves in its share price.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation(APC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Secretary Zinke Is Poised to Give More Breaks to Drilling Industry and Less Oversight to Public (americanprogress.org) Anadarko Petroleum Co. (APC) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Anadarko Petroleum Co. (APC) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest (americanbankingnews.com) How Anadarko Petroleum Has Performed Year-over-Year (finance.yahoo.com) Anadarko Petroleum (APC): An Off-the-Radar Potential Winner (zacks.com)

    A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on APC. TheStreet raised shares of Anadarko Petroleum from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Anadarko Petroleum from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Macquarie raised shares of Anadarko Petroleum from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $70.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $76.00 price target (up from $73.00) on shares of Anadarko Petroleum in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $72.00 price target on shares of Anadarko Petroleum and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, February 11th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and eighteen have given a buy rating to the company. Anadarko Petroleum has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $67.60.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    More oil companies have joined ConocoPhillips in increasing their dividends in recent years. Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), which had slashed its payout 81.5% in early 2016 to conserve cash, has now increased it twice. The first one came in late 2017, when the company boosted it a jaw-dropping 400%. Anadarko Petroleum followed that up with another 20% increase late last year. As a result, Anadarko now pays 11% more than it did at its peak before oil prices crashed.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    As things stand right now, analysts anticipate that at least some Iranian oil will come off the market as a result of the sanctions. That lost output would further tighten an oil market that suddenly has little margin for error thanks to red-hot demand and tame supply growth. That’s the recipe for higher oil prices and could make top-tier U.S. oil stocks Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), and ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) big winners in the coming years.

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) recently reported less-than-stellar fourth-quarter results. While production was on target, earnings fell short of expectations because of falling commodity prices and higher costs. That earnings shortfall weighed on the stock, which slumped more than 7% on the heels of the report.

Best Value Stocks To Own Right Now

Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL) EVP Jorge R. Taborga sold 19,796 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.86, for a total value of $1,660,092.56. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 36,156 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,032,042.16. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

NASDAQ:OMCL traded down $0.03 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $83.95. 274,200 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 343,503. The company has a quick ratio of 1.45, a current ratio of 1.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20. Omnicell, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $41.59 and a fifty-two week high of $86.87. The company has a market cap of $3.29 billion, a P/E ratio of 54.87, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.01 and a beta of 1.18.

Best Value Stocks To Own Right Now: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DnB Asset Management AS grew its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 18.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 29,058 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,500 shares during the period. DnB Asset Management AS’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $2,501,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. lowered its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 7,463 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 1,109 shares during the quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $859,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Horizon Global Corporation(HZN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Horizon Global (NYSE:HZN) had its price target upped by research analysts at Roth Capital from $6.50 to $7.50 in a research note issued to investors on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Roth Capital’s target price indicates a potential upside of 20.97% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Horizon Global (NYSE:HZN) reported its second-quarter results on Aug. 7th. Investors had already been provided with a sneak peek at the towing and trailering company’s results in mid-July after management announced that it was expanding its ability to borrow by $50 million. The company’s second-quarter results were largely in line with those updated projections, and management reaffirmed that its turnaround remains on track. However, the year-over-year numbers did not look pretty.

  • [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.
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    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.
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Best Value Stocks To Own Right Now: region(XIV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Best Value Stocks To Own Right Now: MYR Group Inc.(MYRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
    Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)
  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about MYR Group (NASDAQ:MYRG) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MYR Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.210188030524 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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Best Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Cellectis S.A.(CLLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Cellectis SA (NASDAQ:CLLS) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $42.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Cellectis (NASDAQ:CLLS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cellectis earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the biotechnology company an impact score of 47.0875412676142 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019

The tax bill passed by the House and Senate still hasn’t been signed by President Trump. But one blue chip company, FedEx, is already touting the potential for a nearly $1.5 billion increase in annual profits due to lower corporate taxes.

FedEx reported its latest quarterly results after the closing bell Tuesday, before the Senate voted to approve the bill.

But the shipping giant told investors in its earnings release that its annual profits for fiscal 2018 could increase by $4.40 to $5.50 a share, mainly due to a change in how it values deferred tax liabilities as well as the cut in the corporate tax rate to 21%.

The lower tax rate on its own will lead earnings to be as much as $1 share higher, FedEx said.

FedEx has about 268.2 million total shares outstanding. So a possible $5.50 per share boost from lower taxes would translate to a $1.48 billion bump in annual earnings. Shares of FedEx (FDX) rose more than 3% on the news, hitting an all-time high.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: The KEYW Holding Corporation(KEYW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    The Keyw (NASDAQ:KEYW) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Boston Partners cut its stake in KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) by 53.9% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 431,509 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 504,781 shares during the period. Boston Partners’ holdings in KEYW were worth $3,771,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) – Investment analysts at Seaport Global Securities issued their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for KEYW in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, July 16th. Seaport Global Securities analyst J. Sullivan expects that the software maker will earn ($0.20) per share for the quarter. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for KEYW’s FY2018 earnings at ($0.23) EPS.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: HealthEquity, Inc.(HQY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Healthequity Inc (NASDAQ:HQY) shares rose 8.6% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $73.62 and last traded at $72.17. Approximately 2,491,263 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 147% from the average daily volume of 1,009,183 shares. The stock had previously closed at $66.45.

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    HealthEquity, Inc. (NASDAQ:HQY)Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallSep. 4, 2018, 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this episode of The Motley Fool’s Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Kristine Harjes is joined by Motley Fool contributor Brian Feroldi to discuss the trends that have driven HealthEquity’s (NASDAQ:HQY) stock higher and why they think that this highflier could still be worth buying today.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Few companies can match the returns put up by HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY) in recent years. Shares of the innovative provider of health savings accounts (HSAs) are up 450% since its 2014 IPO. That return crushes the S&P 500.

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  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, hidden-gems aficionado Brian Feroldi shares three exciting healthcare small caps that don’t stick investors with a mountain of risk — LeMaitre Vascular (NASDAQ:LMAT), HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY), and NovoCure (NASDAQ:NVCR). What do these companies do? How did they carve out a niche for themselves? What does the competition look like? And, because you can’t mitigate all the risk away, what risks should investors watch for? Tune in and find out more.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Genie Energy Ltd.(GNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

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Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: XO Group, Inc.(XOXO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SinglePoint (NYSE: XOXO) and XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of XO Group Inc. (NYSE:XOXO) were up 26% as of 3:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday after the parent company of The Knot agreed to merge with WeddingWire, Inc. in a deal valued at $933 million. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    SinglePoint (OTCMKTS:SING) and XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SinglePoint, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE: XOXO) and XO Group, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE:XOXO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GAM Holding AG reduced its stake in ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 21.0% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 9,747 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 2,588 shares during the quarter. GAM Holding AG’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $839,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kelly Services, Inc. Class A (NYSE: MAN) and ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. reduced its holdings in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 26.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 250,229 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 89,647 shares during the quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. owned 0.38% of ManpowerGroup worth $21,533,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Strategic Global Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 2,269 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $261,000.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Telefonica Brasil S.A.(VIV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    UBS Group set a €25.50 ($29.65) target price on Vivendi (EPA:VIV) in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning, www.boersen-zeitung.de reports. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) and Telefonica Brasil (NYSE:VIV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Inventergy Global (OTCMKTS: INVT) and Telefonica Brasil (NYSE:VIV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Telefônica Brasil SA (NYSE: VIV) dropped about 2.3% Wednesday to set a new 52-week low of $9.72. Shares closed at $9.95 on Tuesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $17.33. Volume totaled around 1.4 million, about 25% below the daily average. The company had no specific news.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now

When Andy Hawk needed hernia surgery last year, his biggest worry wasn’t the operation’s cost but whether he’d heal in time to lead a spring bear-hunting expedition on Kodiak Island.

For the first time, the self-employed gunsmith in the state with the nation’s highest medical costs and most volatile insurance market had some protection. He had coverage for all but $10,000 of the $45,000 tab.

“Before that, I was just damn lucky,” said Hawk, 52, who joined the Affordable Care Act marketplace in 2013.

Hawk was relieved last month when Republican leaders in Washington hastily withdrew a House bill to replace parts of the ACA. The legislation’s failure left the health care law intact while the GOP regroups on how to address rising insurance costs.

The issue is particularly acute in Alaska, the fourth most expensive state in the U.S., where a standard knee replacement may cost five times what it does in Seattle and pricey air ambulance rides are common in emergencies.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: East West Bancorp Inc.(EWBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Raymond James Trust N.A. acquired a new stake in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund acquired 3,371 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $220,000.

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    Currently, I like People’s Utah Bancorp (Nasdaq: PUB), 1st Source Corporation (Nasdaq: SRCE), and East West Bancorp (Nasdaq: EWBC) as stocks likely to benefit in the small/regional sector.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sun Life Financial INC bought a new position in shares of East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 8,384 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $547,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $73.98 and last traded at $72.84, with a volume of 20405 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $73.09.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. lifted its stake in shares of East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) by 0.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 419,124 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,196 shares during the quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. owned about 0.29% of East West Bancorp worth $26,212,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index Fund(ADRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index (NASDAQ:ADRE) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, June 18th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 19th will be given a dividend of 0.2285 per share on Tuesday, July 31st. This represents a $0.91 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.15%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 18th. This is a positive change from BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.00851.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: iShares S&P/Citigroup International Treasury Bond Fund(IGOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Keybank National Association OH lowered its stake in iShares International Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:IGOV) by 63.8% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 60,991 shares of the company’s stock after selling 107,316 shares during the period. Keybank National Association OH’s holdings in iShares International Treasury Bond ETF were worth $3,001,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DnB Asset Management AS grew its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 18.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 29,058 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,500 shares during the period. DnB Asset Management AS’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $2,501,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Toronto Dominion Bank increased its position in ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 45.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 6,594 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,058 shares during the quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $568,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Guggenheim S&P MidCap 400 Pure Gr ETF (RFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Pure Growth ETF (NYSEARCA:RFG) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, September 24th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 25th will be given a dividend of 0.5521 per share on Friday, September 28th. This represents a $2.21 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.33%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 24th. This is a boost from Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Pure Growth ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.26.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Liberty Expedia Holdings, Inc. (LEXEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Tyers Asset Management LLC reduced its holdings in shares of Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A (NASDAQ:LEXEA) by 54.9% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 3,192 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 3,892 shares during the quarter. Tyers Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A were worth $140,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now

News coverage about Nationstar Mortgage (NYSE:NSM) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Nationstar Mortgage earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.8354214982419 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on NSM shares. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Nationstar Mortgage from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 13th. Barclays increased their price target on shares of Nationstar Mortgage from $19.00 to $20.00 and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 18th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upgraded shares of Nationstar Mortgage from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $14.50 price target for the company in a report on Monday, July 30th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Nationstar Mortgage has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $17.80.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Kinross Gold Corporation(KGC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    China Natural Resources (NASDAQ:CHNR) and Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) (TSE:K) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Friday morning.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) (TSE:K) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 1st. The mining company reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.03. Kinross Gold had a return on equity of 5.73% and a net margin of 11.67%. The company had revenue of $775.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $803.96 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.04 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Kinross Gold Co. will post 0.19 EPS for the current year.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kinross Gold (NYSE: KGC) and Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Kinross Gold Corp. (NYSE: KGC) has a market cap of $3.78 billion and traded Monday morning at $2.99, in a 52-week range of $2.67 to $4.78. Shares have lost nearly a third in the past 12 months, and the forward P/E ratio is 19.97. Kinross is based in Canada and has assets in Canada, the United States, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Ghana and Mauritania.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) (TSE:K) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Annual estimates for Kinross have been going down lately. Kinross is exposed to a volatile gold price environment. The company needs to improve reserve base significantly for future growth. Moreover, lower expected gold production is likely to hurt margins in 2018. The company has also underperformed the industry it belongs to in a year’s time.”

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Frontier Investment Mgmt Co. bought a new stake in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm bought 3,000 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $258,000.

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    2. Staffing firms could do well as employees look to other options if their employers won’t raise rates along with the trend. Firms like Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI) and ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) would also benefit from higher wages through the fees the companies collect when they place an employee contract.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kelly Services, Inc. Class A (NYSE: MAN) and ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Welltower Inc.(HCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Welltower Inc (NYSE:HCN), an S&P 500 company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is driving the transformation of health care infrastructure. The company invests with leading seniors housing operators, post-acute providers and health systems to fund the real estate infrastructure needed to scale innovative care delivery models and improve people's wellness and overall health care experience.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Welltower Inc (NYSE:HCN), an S&P 500 company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is driving the transformation of health care infrastructure. The company invests with leading seniors housing operators, post-acute providers and health systems to fund the real estate infrastructure needed to scale innovative care delivery models and improve people's wellness and overall health care experience.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Aimia Inc. (GAPFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The preferred shares for Aimia (OTCPK:GAPFF) offer an attractive investment return of 28%, assuming redemption, in contrast to the common shares which are trading at their fair value. We believe the market is under-pricing the preferred shares.

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    Aimia (OTCPK:GAPFF) (TSX: AIM, AIM.PR.A, AIM.PR.B, AIM.PR.C)

    As some background, we are intimately familiar with Aeroplan and Air Canada (OTCQX:ACDVF) not just as investors but as extraordinarily heavy consumers. As both an Air Canada top tier elite and Aeroplan top tier member I generate well in excess of 1.5 million Aeroplan miles annually, half from flying Air Canada and its partners and the other half from spending. As consumers we were concerned with Air Canada’s decision (though we expect more details to come out that will alleviate these concerns) but as investors we understand that the fundamental business model of mileage programs are incredibly attractive and that Aimia presents an incredibly rare and lucrative investment opportunity for the investor discerning enough to dig into the company.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Netlist, Inc.(NLST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ:NLST) shares reached a new 52-week low during trading on Wednesday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The company traded as low as $0.13 and last traded at $0.12, with a volume of 3655 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $0.12.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    On Sept. 11, Netlist Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) gained 542% in the wake of news that the company had been victorious in a patent lawsuit.

    This ruling related to one of the company’s most lucrative patents. While not conclusive, CEO C.K. Hong says that this latest development will allow a final decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission within the next several months.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    While exciting, CODX and our other penny stocks to watch this week are unlikely to tack on any additional gains this week. But don’t worry. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a stock with serious profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Co-Diagnostics Inc. (Nasdaq: CODX)  $4.35 192.07%
    Viking Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VKTX)  $9.37 95.78%
    DHI Group Inc. (NYSE: DHX)  $3.10 67.57%
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (Nasdaq: AXON)  $1.76 60.00%
    Netlist Inc. (Nasdaq: NLST)  $0.21 53.79%
    Link Motion Inc. (NYSE LKM)  $1.23 47.73%
    CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD)  $0.26 44.44%
    Vistagen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN)  $1.34 40.21%
    J. Jill Inc. (NYSE: JILL)  $8.30 36.55%
    Adomani Inc. (Nasdaq: ADOM)  $1.52 34.86%

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  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    On Sept. 11, Netlist Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) gained 542% in the wake of news that the company had been victorious in a patent lawsuit.

    This ruling related to one of the company’s most lucrative patents. While not conclusive, CEO C.K. Hong says that this latest development will allow a final decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission within the next several months.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Thrashing Stocks: Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ:NLST), Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE:VSI), Acacia Research Corporation … (thestreetpoint.com) Form DEFA14A ACACIA RESEARCH CORP (streetinsider.com) Acacia Research Corporation Board of Directors Issues Letter to Stockholders (markets.financialcontent.com) Have a sight on these: Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE:AUY), Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG), Navios … (journalfinance.net) Stocks in the Spotlight: Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI), Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG), China … (journalfinance.net)

    Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on ACTG shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Acacia Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 23rd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Acacia Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Acacia Research from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a research note on Friday, February 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.67.

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Elon Musk is admitting he messed up sort of.

Days after the Tesla (TSLA) boss shocked Wall Street by completely dismissing critical questions from two analysts as “boring,” Musk said on Friday it was “foolish of me” to ignore the queries.

Musk’s insults, and his refusal even to respond to legitimate questions, made for one of the weirdest corporate earnings conference calls in recent memory. The bizarre performance sent Tesla stock plunging, wiping $2.8 billion off its market value and $632 million off Musk’s personal stake.

“I should have answered their questions, live,” Musk tweeted a day later.

Yet the Tesla CEO also mounted a defense of the call that may raise even more questions about his handling of the situation, which continues to overshadow the company’s actual results.

Musk suggested that the reason he dismissed the questions was because the analysts didn’t have “buy” ratings on Tesla stock. But that’s no reason to hand the call over to a blogger from YouTube for a dozen questions that spanned 23 minutes, which is what Musk did.

Top Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc.(LOR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc common stock (NYSE:LOR) have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc common stock earned a media sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 48.1658217953419 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Avnet, Inc.(AVT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale raised its stake in Avnet (NYSE:AVT) by 763.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 72,310 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 63,936 shares during the period. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale owned about 0.06% of Avnet worth $3,050,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TLP Group LLC bought a new position in Avnet (NYSE:AVT) in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund bought 10,320 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $431,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Aventus (CURRENCY:AVT) traded up 2.5% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 7:00 AM ET on June 25th. In the last week, Aventus has traded up 13.1% against the dollar. Aventus has a market capitalization of $4.69 million and approximately $39,126.00 worth of Aventus was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Aventus token can now be bought for $0.78 or 0.00012641 BTC on popular exchanges including HitBTC, Mercatox, Gatecoin and OKEx.

Top Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Covanta Holding Corporation(CVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company has seen solid insider buying over the past year. Covanta Holding Corp. (NYSE: CVA) is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern energy-from-waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power 1 million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HL Financial Services LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Danielson Holding Co. (NYSE:CVA) by 12.3% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 49,434 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 6,964 shares during the quarter. HL Financial Services LLC’s holdings in Danielson were worth $717,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [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 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) and StarTek (NYSE:SRT) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. lowered its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 7,463 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 1,109 shares during the quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $859,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a poor day on Wall Street, as the Dow Jones Industrials fell 200 points and other major benchmarks lost about 1%. Rising bond yields were a major source of consternation among those following the financial markets, with the 10-year Treasury hitting 2.95% and helping to send mortgage rates sharply higher. Even though earnings season has gone fairly well for many companies, some investors are also starting to realize that political issues are likely to cloud the outlook for the U.S. economy in the coming months, creating more uncertainty that could stymie further market gains. Some bad news affecting individual companies also added to the negative mood. Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK), ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN), and Sage Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SAGE) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Biogen Idec Inc(BIIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Investors haven’t been happy with either Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) or Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG) lately. But the level of discontent is much higher with Celgene. The biotech stock has dropped more than 20% so far in 2018, compared to a single-digit percentage decline for Biogen.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) increased to 3.50 million shares from the previous 3.16 million. The stock recently traded at $262.15, within a 52-week range of $244.28 to $370.57.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) made headlines with positive results from a trial of an Alzheimer’s drug, and PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT) fell after reporting earnings.

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    What should investors do with shares of Celgene (CELG) , Biogen Idec (BIIB) , Gilead Science (GILD) and Regeneron (REGN) ? Cramer once proclaimed these high-fliers his “four horsemen of biotech,” but lately they’ve lost all of their traction, with Celgene down 21%, Biogen off 14%, Gilead down 9% and Regeneron off 23% so far this year.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) which traded down nearly 4% at $329.58. The stocks 52-week range is $244.28 to $348.84. Volume was 1.2 million matching the daily average of 1.2 million shares.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS) ended the day down 10.6% after an earnings reportfrom partner Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) started the day on a sour note. Then shares dropped even further midday after data was releasedfor IONIS-HTTRx, a treatment for Huntington’s disease. Biogen managed to end the day in the green, up 1.1%.

Best Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

What happened

Shares of Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED) surged higher on Friday, following Thursday evening’s release of solid first-quarter results. As of 2:35 p.m. EDT, the stock had risen 13% above Thursday’s closing prices.

So what

In the first quarter, the researcher of phosphorous organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technologies saw sales sliding 22% lower year over year, to land at $43.6 million. On the bottom line, GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) earnings fell 41% to $0.13 per share. These results include a large impact from new accounting rules for long-term contracts and supplier agreements, known as ASC Topic 606. Running the first-quarter books under the old Topic 605 rules, sales would have increased 23% year over year to $68.2 million, and the bottom line would have shown earnings of $0.55 per diluted share.

It’s unclear whether analysts had been counting on Universal Display adopting Topic 606 rules for this report, but their consensus estimates for the first quarter called for earnings of $0.13 per share on sales near $52 million.

Best Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sphere 3D Corp.(ANY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    How to Use Email Signature Marketing to Support Your Data-driven Marketing Efforts (martechadvisor.com) Sphere 3D (ANY) versus Its Peers Financial Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Critical Survey: Sphere 3D (ANY) & Its Competitors (americanbankingnews.com) Financial Analysis: Sphere 3D (ANY) vs. The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Comparing Sphere 3D (ANY) & Its Rivals (americanbankingnews.com)

    ANY stock traded down $0.03 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $0.44. 4,003 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,270,410. Sphere 3D has a 1-year low of $0.44 and a 1-year high of $0.46. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.39 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.33 and a beta of 2.40.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) fell by more than 48% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.57 after closing at $1.10 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $7.25. Volume of about 5.3 million was more than 10 times the daily average. Another secondary stock offering. This time 3.3 million shares plus warrants at $0.70.

Best Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Veeva Systems Inc.(VEEV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Matt Wallach is the co-founder and president of Veeva Systems(NYSE:VEEV), a cloud-based software company that found success catering to the life-sciences industry. But the company isn’t stopping there.

  • [By Kristine Harjes]

    In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Kristine Harjes interviews Matt Wallach, the co-founder and president of cloud computing companyVeeva Systems(NYSE:VEEV). Veeva serves healthcare companies across the board, from fledgling biotechs to massive stalwarts like Johnson & Johnson, and many investors see big potential for sustainable, long-term growth in the future.

Best Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ServiceNow, Inc.(NOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Investors sold shares of ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW) on strength during trading hours on Thursday following insider selling activity. $69.52 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $101.61 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $32.09 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, ServiceNow had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. ServiceNow traded up $3.23 for the day and closed at $168.73Specifically, Director Susan L. Bostrom sold 19,673 shares of ServiceNow stock in a transaction on Friday, February 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $142.24, for a total transaction of $2,798,287.52. Following the transaction, the director now owns 7,079 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,006,916.96. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Frank Slootman sold 100,000 shares of ServiceNow stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $146.27, for a total value of $14,627,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 201,776 shares in the company, valued at approximately $29,513,775.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 621,172 shares of company stock worth $98,285,013. 3.30% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is another red-hot momentum stock that has had an outstanding year.ServiceNow Inc. (NYSE: NOW) develops and sells a hosted, subscription-based suite of services designed to automate various IT department functions, such as help desk, operations management and change/release management.

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    The seven companies cited by Cramer are Salesforce.com Inc.  (CRM) , Workday Inc. (WDAY) , ServiceNow Inc. (NOW) , Splunk Inc. (SPLK) , New Relic Inc. (NEWR) , VMWare Inc. (VMW) , and Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) .

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Investors bought shares of ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW) on weakness during trading on Thursday. $138.65 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $95.86 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $42.79 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, ServiceNow had the 6th highest net in-flow for the day. ServiceNow traded down ($1.06) for the day and closed at $178.98

Best Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. lowered its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 7,463 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 1,109 shares during the quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $859,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a poor day on Wall Street, as the Dow Jones Industrials fell 200 points and other major benchmarks lost about 1%. Rising bond yields were a major source of consternation among those following the financial markets, with the 10-year Treasury hitting 2.95% and helping to send mortgage rates sharply higher. Even though earnings season has gone fairly well for many companies, some investors are also starting to realize that political issues are likely to cloud the outlook for the U.S. economy in the coming months, creating more uncertainty that could stymie further market gains. Some bad news affecting individual companies also added to the negative mood. Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK), ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN), and Sage Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SAGE) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    2. Staffing firms could do well as employees look to other options if their employers won’t raise rates along with the trend. Firms like Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI) and ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) would also benefit from higher wages through the fees the companies collect when they place an employee contract.

Best Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Loral Space and Communications Inc.(LORL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Loral Space & Communications (NASDAQ:LORL) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

Best Stocks To Buy Right Now

The stock market has been a bit volatile this year, but there are some sectors that are still experiencing significant share price gains. For example, the Nasdaq 100 Technology Sector is up about 22% over the past 12 months. Those gains are pretty impressive, but a handful of tech stocks, including Square (NYSE:SQ) and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), have seen their share prices jump about five times as much.

With company returns as high as 100% over the past year, it’s worth taking a closer look at what Square and Netflix are doing so well, if they can keep the momentum going, and one hurdle each of them faces that investors should be on the lookout for.

Square: Up 176% Over The Past 12 months
Square supplies point-of-sale (POS) terminals to merchants, offers mobile payment services, has a popular peer-to-peer payment app called Square Cash, provides small business loans through Square Capital, and has its own online food ordering business, called Caviar.

Best Stocks To Buy Right Now: Gartner, Inc.(IT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

    Gartner Inc. (NYSE:IT) announced better-than-expected first-quarter 2018 results on Tuesday, detailing double-digit percentage growth led by strong demand for its market-leading research-and-advisory services. The company also modestly reduced its full-year guidance, but only to reflect the impact of recent divestitures.

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Best Stocks To Buy Right Now: CyberArk Software Ltd.(CYBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Nearly 90%of security professionals believe that an enterprise’s IT infrastructure is not fully protected unless its privileged accounts are secured, according to a survey by CyberArk Software Ltd.(NASDAQ:CYBR). This global demand for cybersecurity solutions that safeguard an organization’s most sensitive data is helping to fuel CyberArk’s growth, as evidenced by its strong first-quarterresults.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The short interest at CyberArk Software Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYBR) increased to 1.10 million shares from the previous level of 861,800. Shares were trading at $53.34, within a 52-week range of $39.34 to $55.63.

Best Stocks To Buy Right Now: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

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    2. Staffing firms could do well as employees look to other options if their employers won’t raise rates along with the trend. Firms like Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI) and ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) would also benefit from higher wages through the fees the companies collect when they place an employee contract.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. lowered its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 7,463 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 1,109 shares during the quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $859,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sify Technologies Limited(SIFY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares rose 2.1 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 11 percent, and Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: SIFY) up 4 percent.

Best Stocks To Buy Right Now: Dynamic Materials Corporation(BOOM)

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares shot up 25 percent to $39.55 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.

    Shares of Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) got a boost, shooting up 15 percent to $12.83 as the company reported Q1 results.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares shot up 26 percent to $39.85 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.

    Shares of eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) got a boost, shooting up 19 percent to $19.04 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.

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    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) jumped 46.7 percent to $16.1331. The low-float small-cap clinical stage gene therapy company saw its stock rally nearly 150 percent from Monday through Thursday. Formal news hasn't been announced this week that would support a triple-digit percentage rally (including more than 200 percent at one point on Thursday) but the quiet period following its initial public offering will expire on May 8.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares gained 24.7 percent to $36.17. Celyad reported the publication of THINK study case report of CYAD-01 Induced Complete Remission in relapsed/refractory AML patient in haematologica.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares jumped 23.2 percent to $39.00 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.
    eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) gained 21.8 percent to $19.58 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) climbed 20.4 percent to $27.20 following Q1 results.
    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares jumped 18.2 percent to $304.135 following strong quarterly results.
    Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) gained 13.9 percent to $12.70 as the company reported Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) gained 13.8 percent to $17.36.
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 11.8 percent to $2.336 after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) shares surged 11.7 percent to $11.75 after the company announced 'successful completion of interim analysis' for FORWARD I Phase 3 mirvetuximab soravtansine trial.
    Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOX) gained 9.5 percent to $12.70.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 8.5 percent to $115.3801 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 8.3 percent to $6.50. The stock moved higher after a Reuters report suggested ongoing merger talks with T-M

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On Tuesday, shares of Snap (SNAP) hit a new public trading low, falling nearly 9% to $15.47 after a big downgrade from Morgan Stanley. With the research firm cutting its price target from $28 to $16, Snap shares easily lost hold of their $17 IPO price that they had been struggling to defend. Unfortunately, for investors, the situation could get much worse before it gets better.

One of the reasons for the downgrade was weak Daily Active User (“DAU”) data the firm retrieved from a third party source. If you remember back around the time of Snap’s IPO, I cited slowing DAU growth as a main reason for avoiding, or even going short, shares of the company. This was the chart I provided from the firm’s S-1 filing.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (OTC: HMLSF) gained 2.5 percent over the five days of the week, while the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (NYSE: MJ) rose 3.1 percent. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) slipped 0.2 percent.

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (OTC: HMLSF) tumbled 4.7 percent over the five days of the week, while the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (NYSE: MJ) slipped 4.4 percent. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) ended the week flat.

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Barings LLC decreased its holdings in Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 36.4% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 26,064 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 14,937 shares during the period. Barings LLC’s holdings in Parker Hannifin were worth $4,458,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Eaton Vance Management lifted its holdings in shares of Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 141.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 514,556 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 301,597 shares during the quarter. Eaton Vance Management’s holdings in Parker Hannifin were worth $88,005,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ardevora Asset Management LLP reduced its stake in shares of Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 0.5% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 154,400 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 800 shares during the quarter. Ardevora Asset Management LLP’s holdings in Parker Hannifin were worth $26,407,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ClariVest Asset Management LLC reduced its stake in shares of Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 3.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 122,268 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,773 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC owned approximately 0.09% of Parker Hannifin worth $20,913,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Barings LLC decreased its holdings in Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 36.4% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 26,064 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 14,937 shares during the period. Barings LLC’s holdings in Parker Hannifin were worth $4,458,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: BankUnited, Inc.(BKU)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    BankUnited (BKU) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $277.17 Million (americanbankingnews.com) BankUnited (BKU) Insider Sells $40,630.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) BankUnited (BKU) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.79 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Head to Head Contrast: BankUnited (BKU) and Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN) (americanbankingnews.com)

    NYSE BKU opened at $40.62 on Wednesday. BankUnited has a 12-month low of $30.37 and a 12-month high of $43.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.58, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 0.96. The company has a market capitalization of $4.30 billion, a PE ratio of 15.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 1.04.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BankUnited (NYSE: BKU) and Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) insider Mark Bagnoli sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.63, for a total value of $40,630.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 25,118 shares in the company, valued at $1,020,544.34. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: ImmuCell Corporation(ICCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

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    2. Staffing firms could do well as employees look to other options if their employers won’t raise rates along with the trend. Firms like Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI) and ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) would also benefit from higher wages through the fees the companies collect when they place an employee contract.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. lowered its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 7,463 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 1,109 shares during the quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $859,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a poor day on Wall Street, as the Dow Jones Industrials fell 200 points and other major benchmarks lost about 1%. Rising bond yields were a major source of consternation among those following the financial markets, with the 10-year Treasury hitting 2.95% and helping to send mortgage rates sharply higher. Even though earnings season has gone fairly well for many companies, some investors are also starting to realize that political issues are likely to cloud the outlook for the U.S. economy in the coming months, creating more uncertainty that could stymie further market gains. Some bad news affecting individual companies also added to the negative mood. Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK), ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN), and Sage Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SAGE) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “ManpowerGroup (MAN) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.09 EPS” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this piece on another domain, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of US and international trademark & copyright laws. The correct version of this piece can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3373626/manpowergroup-man-posts-quarterly-earnings-results-beats-estimates-by-0-09-eps.html.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.(GCAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    GAIN Capital (NYSE:GCAP) General Counsel Diego Rotsztain sold 3,184 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.23, for a total value of $26,204.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the general counsel now directly owns 98,663 shares in the company, valued at approximately $811,996.49. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    GAIN Capital (NYSE:GCAP) insider Samantha Roady sold 4,826 shares of GAIN Capital stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.23, for a total transaction of $39,717.98. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 221,191 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,820,401.93. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Humana Inc.(HUM)

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Late Thursday, reports began to trickle in that retail behemoth Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) was in preliminary negotiations to acquire health insurer Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM). Humana’s market cap of around $37 billion makes this a very big deal, even if the talks result in some sort of partnership between the two firms.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) which rose over 4% to $280.36. The stocks 52-week range is $206.68 to $293.35. Volume was 3.2 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.1 million.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: ClearBridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund Inc.(CTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Charles Taylor (LON:CTR) had its price objective upped by Liberum Capital from GBX 330 ($4.48) to GBX 385 ($5.22) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 33.22% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Charles Taylor (LON:CTR) had its price objective upped by Liberum Capital from GBX 330 ($4.48) to GBX 385 ($5.22) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 33.22% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Charles Taylor (LON:CTR) had its price objective upped by Liberum Capital from GBX 330 ($4.48) to GBX 385 ($5.22) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 33.22% from the stock’s previous close.

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That didn’t take long. After a one-week absence as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) index’s best performing stock, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has reclaimed its top ranking last week with a gain of nearly 9%. For the first two weeks of 2018, Boeing shares have added 14%.

The second-best performer among the Dow 30 so far this year is Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), up just over 8%, and it was the Dow’s second-best performer for all of 2017. General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) held the top spot in the first week of the yearbut slid to third-best last week with two-week total share price jump of 7.5%. United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) has posted a gain of just over 7% to settle into the fourth spot.

The Dow posted an all-time high of 25,810.43 on Friday and closed the week at 25,803.19, up about 540 points (about 2.1%). The index gained about 1.9% in the first week of the year.

Last Monday, Boeing announced full-year orders and deliveries of both commercial and defense aircraft. On the commercial side, the company delivered 763 jets, a new record total surpassing by one 2015’s total. Total net new orders for the year came to 912 and pushed the company’s total backlog to 5,864 commercial jets. The ratio of new orders to delivered planes (the book-to-bill ratio) was about 1.2 for the year.

best way to invest: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Bryan Murphy]

    Look out ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN). And Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI)? You may want to look over your shoulder as well. A young-and-hungry staffing solutions competitor named Staffing 360 Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:STAF) is coming on strong, and just proved it again today. Some of its preliminary fiscal Q2 numbers were reported today, and they extend what’s become a long-term growth streak.

    The definition of a roll-up isn’t a hard and fast one, though even the broad brush strokes paint a pretty clear picture. Investopedia defines a roll-up (also known as a “roll up” or a “rollup”) a merger that occurs when investors (often private equity firms) buy up companies in the same market and merge them together. Roll-ups combine multiple small companies into something bigger and better to be able to enjoy economies of scale. Private equity firms use roll-ups to rationalize competition in crowded and/or fragmented markets and to combine companies with complementary capabilities into a full-service business.

    It’s also the kind of strategy Staffing 360 Solutions is executing, with great success. For the fiscal quarter ending in November, Staffing 360 Solutions has pre-reported revenue of $47 million, and a gross profit of $8.1 million. Those figures are up 14% and 8%, respectively, year-over-year.

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    Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.33 billion.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $26.46 billion.
    Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.60 per share on revenue of $9.32 billion.
    Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE: IPG) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $1.76 billion.
    Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE: SLB) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $7.02 billion.
    SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $2.21 billion.
    ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $4.68 billion.
    Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $593.82 million.
    Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $2.74 billion.
    WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.44 per share on revenue of $721.89 million.
  • [By Bryan Murphy]

    Staffing agencies like Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) and ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) may want to look over their shoulder. Though both are bigger and more established, their size and the waning need for physical, human workers in an increasingly-digital and roboticized world ultimately works against both organizations. That paradigm shift doesn’t matter much to a young, up-coming-staffing agency called Staffing 360 Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:STAF) though. Indeed, the trend of computer-based everything leaves Staffing 360 Solutions in the proverbial cat-bird’s seat. Its fiscal Q2 numbers verify the company is in the right place at the right time.

    Those numbers? Revenue of $47.1 million was up 14%, and gross profits of $8.1 million were higher by 8.4% on a year-over-year basis. Moreover, the net loss of $1.5 million was a marked improvement on the year-ago loss of $3.5 million, and the EBITDA of $1.4 million was about the same. Operating expenses fell from 22% of revenue a year earlier to only 17% last quarter, with more such progress on the way.

    Perhaps most important, Staffing 360 Solutions saw organic growth of 7%, meaning the top line bumped up by that much not because of acquisitions, but because it’s existing divisions expanded their client base and billings by 7%.

    And last quarter’s progress has been the norm for several quarters now.

    While STAF is proving outpacing the growth from bigger names like ManpowerGroup and Robert Half International, it can’t come as a complete surprise. Staffing 360 Solutions is focused on the IT sliver of the staffing industry, connecting companies with the technology-skilled programmers, cybersecurity specialists, and computer networking personnel modern organizations increasingly need.

    There are several data nuggets that point in the same direction, but perhaps none as telling as a recent conclusion from technology research outfit IDC speaks volumes. IDC believes that by the

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    2. Staffing firms could do well as employees look to other options if their employers won’t raise rates along with the trend. Firms like Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI) and ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) would also benefit from higher wages through the fees the companies collect when they place an employee contract.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “ManpowerGroup (MAN) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.09 EPS” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this piece on another domain, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of US and international trademark & copyright laws. The correct version of this piece can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3373626/manpowergroup-man-posts-quarterly-earnings-results-beats-estimates-by-0-09-eps.html.

best way to invest: Two Harbors Investments Corp(TWO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By David Hanson]

    This week at the Barclays Capital Global Financials Conference, droves of CEOs, CFOs, and CIOs trotted on stage to address a room full of eager analysts. One of the lone mREITs represented was Two Harbors (NYSE: TWO  ) . CEO Tom Siering and CIO Bill Roth weighed in on the current environment.

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  • [By Javier Hasse]

    On the other hand, Cara Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CARA) was up almost 1.9 percent in what also looked like a correction of the 1.6 percent gain registered over the regular trading session.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    NutriSystem Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRI) shares were also up, gaining 20 percent to $46.95 as the company reported better-than-expected Q4 results and issued a strong outlook.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Although obesity is widespread, small cap dieting stocks havetended to causeinvestor portfolios to loose weight. A long term performance chart shows small cap weight loss or dieting stocks Weight Watchers International and Reliv International, Inc (NASDAQ: RELV) stillbelow or at breakeven for longer term investors whileMedifast Inc (NYSE: MED)has performed better and NutriSystem Inc (NASDAQ: NTRI) hasfinally begun to take offearly last year:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows small cap weight loss or dieting stocks Weight Watchers International and Reliv International, Inc (NASDAQ: RELV) still underperforming whileNutriSystem Inc (NASDAQ: NTRI) and Medifast Inc (NYSE: MED) began taking off early last year:

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Potash. Corp. (POT) shares are back in the spotlight after they received a boost from rising corn prices. Frankly, several agricultural prices have been on the rise for some time now, and the fact that the market noticed this only on Monday, July 10, is quite typical for markets. Meanwhile, shares of Potash Corp. have found very strong support above $16, but have experienced difficulty going higher due to fears of potential oversupply in the industry. Let’s look at the key factors that are now in play for Potash Corp.

Belaruskali-Uralkali

I have previously written about negotiations between Belaruskali and Uralkali, which took place in June and ended without any deal. At that time, I argued that there was no possible downside to this negotiation process as the worst outcome was to remain at the current status quo.

I maintain this view and I see no threat of another volume war between Belaruskali and Uralkali. Both companies have felt the hard effects of their divorce and have already learned that prioritizing volume over price does not lead to good financial results. The restoration is difficult as new players like Eurochem are about to emerge on the potash scene, so both Belaruskali and Uralkali have to be careful with any production cuts.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: American Tower Corporation (REIT)(AMT)

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    American Tower (AMT) : “This is the best in the business and is worth owning, even if the chart looks terrible.”

    Mattel (MAT) : “I think you’re OK but I prefer Hasbro (HAS) for growth.”

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Atlantia S.p.A. (ATASF)

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    Atlantia (ATASF) (AT.IM), Eiffage (OTCPK:EFGSY) (FGR.FP), Ferrovial (OTC:FRRVF) (FER.SM), Albertis (OTC:ABFOF) (ABE.SM) and Vinci (OTCPK:VCISF) (DG.FP)

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

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    Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.33 billion.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $26.46 billion.
    Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.60 per share on revenue of $9.32 billion.
    Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE: IPG) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $1.76 billion.
    Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE: SLB) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $7.02 billion.
    SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $2.21 billion.
    ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $4.68 billion.
    Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $593.82 million.
    Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $2.74 billion.
    WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.44 per share on revenue of $721.89 million.
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    Look out ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN). And Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI)? You may want to look over your shoulder as well. A young-and-hungry staffing solutions competitor named Staffing 360 Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:STAF) is coming on strong, and just proved it again today. Some of its preliminary fiscal Q2 numbers were reported today, and they extend what’s become a long-term growth streak.

    The definition of a roll-up isn’t a hard and fast one, though even the broad brush strokes paint a pretty clear picture. Investopedia defines a roll-up (also known as a “roll up” or a “rollup”) a merger that occurs when investors (often private equity firms) buy up companies in the same market and merge them together. Roll-ups combine multiple small companies into something bigger and better to be able to enjoy economies of scale. Private equity firms use roll-ups to rationalize competition in crowded and/or fragmented markets and to combine companies with complementary capabilities into a full-service business.

    It’s also the kind of strategy Staffing 360 Solutions is executing, with great success. For the fiscal quarter ending in November, Staffing 360 Solutions has pre-reported revenue of $47 million, and a gross profit of $8.1 million. Those figures are up 14% and 8%, respectively, year-over-year.

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    2. Staffing firms could do well as employees look to other options if their employers won’t raise rates along with the trend. Firms like Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI) and ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) would also benefit from higher wages through the fees the companies collect when they place an employee contract.

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    Staffing agencies like Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) and ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) may want to look over their shoulder. Though both are bigger and more established, their size and the waning need for physical, human workers in an increasingly-digital and roboticized world ultimately works against both organizations. That paradigm shift doesn’t matter much to a young, up-coming-staffing agency called Staffing 360 Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:STAF) though. Indeed, the trend of computer-based everything leaves Staffing 360 Solutions in the proverbial cat-bird’s seat. Its fiscal Q2 numbers verify the company is in the right place at the right time.

    Those numbers? Revenue of $47.1 million was up 14%, and gross profits of $8.1 million were higher by 8.4% on a year-over-year basis. Moreover, the net loss of $1.5 million was a marked improvement on the year-ago loss of $3.5 million, and the EBITDA of $1.4 million was about the same. Operating expenses fell from 22% of revenue a year earlier to only 17% last quarter, with more such progress on the way.

    Perhaps most important, Staffing 360 Solutions saw organic growth of 7%, meaning the top line bumped up by that much not because of acquisitions, but because it’s existing divisions expanded their client base and billings by 7%.

    And last quarter’s progress has been the norm for several quarters now.

    While STAF is proving outpacing the growth from bigger names like ManpowerGroup and Robert Half International, it can’t come as a complete surprise. Staffing 360 Solutions is focused on the IT sliver of the staffing industry, connecting companies with the technology-skilled programmers, cybersecurity specialists, and computer networking personnel modern organizations increasingly need.

    There are several data nuggets that point in the same direction, but perhaps none as telling as a recent conclusion from technology research outfit IDC speaks volumes. IDC believes that by the