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Hot Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Anixter International Inc.(AXE)

Anixter International Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as “Anixter” or the “Company”) and sometimes referred to in this Annual Report on Form 10-K as “we”, “our”, “us”, or “ourselves”, founded in 1957, is headquartered near Chicago, Illinois and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AXE. The Company was formerly known as Itel Corporation which was incorporated under Delaware law in 1967. Through Anixter Inc. and its subsidiaries, we are a leading distributor of network and security solutions, electrical and electronic solutions, and utility power solutions. Through our global presence, technical expertise and supply chain solutions, we help our customers reduce the risk, cost and complexity of their supply chains.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Anixter International (NYSE:AXE) from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report released on Wednesday morning.

    Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on AXE. Zacks Investment Research raised Anixter International from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Monday, December 3rd. ValuEngine downgraded Anixter International from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 30th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co cut their target price on Anixter International from $70.00 to $60.00 and set a market perform rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, December 21st. Two investment 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 presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $70.50.

Hot Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: MercadoLibre Inc.(MELI)

MercadoLibre, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, hosts online commerce and payments platforms in Latin America. Its services are designed to provide its users with mechanisms to buy, sell, pay for, and collect on e-commerce transactions. The company principally offers MercadoLibre marketplace, an automated online commerce service, which permits businesses and individuals to list items and conduct their sales and purchases online in a fixed-price or auction-based format. Its MercadoLibre marketplace enables registered users to list and purchase motor vehicles, vessels, aircraft, real estate, and other services through online classified listings; and Internet users to browse through various products and services that are listed on its Website and to register with MercadoLibre to list, bid for, and purchase items and services. The company also provides MercadoPago, an integrated online payments solution to facilitate transactions on and off the MercadoLibre marketplace by providing a mechanism that allows its users to send and receive payments online. In addition, it offers MercadoClics advertising program that allows businesses to promote their products and services on the Internet. This program enables users and advertisers to place, display, and/or text advertisements on its Web pages to promote their brands and offerings. Further, the company provides MercadoShops on-line stores solution, a software-as-a-service, which allows users to set-up, manage, and promote their own on-line Webstores. As of December 31, 2010, the company operated online commerce platforms directed towards Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela; online payments solutions directed towards Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, and Colombia; and a real estate classified platform that covers various areas in Florida. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Danny Vena]

    MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI), the Latin American e-commerce and payments powerhouse, announced that it will raise as much as $1.85 billion in a secondary stock offering. This will include equity investments from payments giant PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) and venture capital company Dragoneer Investment Group.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The crash of a Boeing(NYSE:BA) 737 MAX 8 aircraft in Ethiopia continues to have a downward influence on the market, and the shockwaves are spilling into related areas as well, as Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) experienced some fallout from the incident. On a more positive note, MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) found itself the object of interest from payment specialist PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL), with an investment that could pave the way toward a deeper collaboration across the Western Hemisphere.

  • [By Chris Neiger, Anders Bylund, and Steve Symington]

    To help investors track down some top e-commerce stocks to buy right now, we asked three Motley Fool contributors for their recommendations. They came back with MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI), Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY), and Shopify (NYSE:SHOP). Here’s why.

Hot Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated(HR)

Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in real estate markets of the United States. It primarily engages in ownership, acquisition, management, leasing, and development of properties associated with delivery of healthcare services such as medical office and outpatient facilities. The firm also provides mortgage financing on healthcare facilities. Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated was formed in 1992 and is based Nashville, Tennessee.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fiduciary Financial Services of The Southwest Inc. TX reduced its holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:HR) by 6.9% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 27,551 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,045 shares during the period. Fiduciary Financial Services of The Southwest Inc. TX’s holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust were worth $806,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    New Mexico Educational Retirement Board lessened its holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:HR) by 14.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 29,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 5,100 shares during the period. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board’s holdings in Healthcare Realty Trust were worth $852,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now

If you’re looking to invest in renewable power stocks, you can always pick out pure plays that take advantage of the huge demand for clean energy —  and with utility customers inking long-term power contracts as they switch from dirty carbon-based fuels, that might be a winning strategy. However, what if the growth story behind renewables doesn’t live up to today’s hype?

That uncertainty is why a diversified company like NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE), with utility and renewable power operations, might make more sense for conservative investors.

Focusing on renewables

There’s no question that a company like Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. (NYSE:BEP) is a great direct play on renewable power. Roughly 80% of the company’s power is hydroelectric, with the rest made up largely of wind and solar. Moreover, it has exposure to Brazil (20% of generation) and Columbia (15%), in addition to the United States (60%). Much of the company’s growth has come from acquisitions, and long-term contracts back up the bulk of its revenues. It’s a perfectly fine renewable power investment.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nuveen Floating Rate Income Fund(JFR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Swift Run Capital Management LLC lessened its holdings in Nuveen Floating Rate Inc (NYSE:JFR) by 30.4% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 16,000 shares of the company’s stock after selling 7,000 shares during the quarter. Swift Run Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Nuveen Floating Rate were worth $174,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Analog Devices, Inc.(ADI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Somerset Trust Co acquired a new position in Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 24,575 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,357,000. Analog Devices comprises 1.3% of Somerset Trust Co’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 19th biggest holding.

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

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) and Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Tronox Limited(TROX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wolverine Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Tronox Ltd (OTCMKTS:TROX) in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm acquired 27,200 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $535,000.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Tronox (NYSE:TROX) jumped over 20% today after the company announced it had filed a joint motion with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to delay the appeal schedule regarding the review of its proposed acquisition of Cristal. The move suggests the titanium dioxide manufacturer and the FTC are making progress toward a compromise over the acquisition of the Saudi-based chemicals producer, which has been under intense regulatory scrutiny for two years. 

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tronox (OTCMKTS:TROX) had its target price lowered by equities research analysts at BMO Capital Markets to $13.00 in a report released on Tuesday, The Fly reports. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the basic materials company’s stock. BMO Capital Markets’ target price indicates a potential upside of 0.93% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Tronox Ltd (OTCMKTS:TROX) traded down 8.6% on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $10.95 and last traded at $11.09. 1,237,777 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 7% from the average session volume of 1,334,449 shares. The stock had previously closed at $12.14.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: El Paso Electric Company(EE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Korea Electric Power (NYSE: KEP) and El Paso Electric (NYSE:EE) are both utilities 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 Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of El Paso Electric (NYSE:EE) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $51.33.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: SharpSpring, Inc.(SHSP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SharpSpring Inc (NASDAQ:SHSP) major shareholder Cat Rock Capital Management Lp purchased 81,111 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 21st. The stock was acquired at an average price of $13.32 per share, with a total value of $1,080,398.52. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

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    For the details of Cat Rock Capital Management LP’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Cat+Rock+Capital+Management+LP

    These are the top 5 holdings of Cat Rock Capital Management LPTransDigm Group Inc (TDG) – 311,175 shares, 36.47% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 7.62%CarGurus Inc (CARG) – 2,575,310 shares, 30.38% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 138.50%Facebook Inc (FB) – 269,513 shares, 17.78% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 25.29%Star Group LP (SGU) – 3,032,551 shares, 10.09% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.58%ShotSpotter Inc (SSTI) – 311,862 shares,

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    For the details of Cat Rock Capital Management LP’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Cat+Rock+Capital+Management+LP

    These are the top 5 holdings of Cat Rock Capital Management LPTransDigm Group Inc (TDG) – 311,175 shares, 36.47% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 7.62%CarGurus Inc (CARG) – 2,575,310 shares, 30.38% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 138.50%Facebook Inc (FB) – 269,513 shares, 17.78% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 25.29%Star Group LP (SGU) – 3,032,551 shares, 10.09% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.58%ShotSpotter Inc (SSTI) – 311,862 shares,

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Costamare Inc.(CMRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    COSTAMARE Inc/SH (NYSE:CMRE) shares hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday following a dividend announcement from the company. The stock traded as high as $8.15 and last traded at $8.10, with a volume of 15988 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.98.

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  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of three big oceangoing container-shipping companies — Triton International (NYSE:TRTN), Seaspan (NYSE:SSW), and Costamare (NYSE:CMRE) — suffered huge losses in early trading Friday after Wells Fargo announced it was downgrading “the entire container complex,” as StreetInsider.com put it.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    COSTAMARE Inc/SH (NYSE:CMRE) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $7.75.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ennis, Inc.(EBF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Ennis (EBF) Issues Earnings Results (americanbankingnews.com) Ennis beats by $0.07, beats on revenue (seekingalpha.com) Ennis up 4% post Q1 results (seekingalpha.com) Ennis, Inc. Reports Results for the First Quarter Ended May 31, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com) Ennis: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot (finance.yahoo.com)

    Shares of Ennis traded down $0.05, hitting $20.20, during trading on Tuesday, according to Marketbeat.com. The company had a trading volume of 117,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 79,358. The firm has a market cap of $489.94 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.66 and a beta of 0.69. Ennis has a fifty-two week low of $17.65 and a fifty-two week high of $21.50. The company has a quick ratio of 4.63, a current ratio of 5.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11.

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: MercadoLibre Inc.(MELI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Matthew Frankel, and Dan Caplinger]

    So, which stocks do we think can put up Facebook-like returns in the years ahead? We asked a team of top Motley Fool investors to weigh in, and they picked Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Square (NYSE:SQ), and MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI). 

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street showed signs of discord on Thursday, with various major benchmarks moving in opposite directions, reflecting some of the cross-currents among different sectors. After a long advance to record heights for the Nasdaq Composite, tech stocks were generally weaker today, but some high-profile consumer favorites in the Dow Jones Industrial Average powered that benchmark up. Market sentiment appears to be generally solid, but some companies had to deal with specific issues that sent their shares lower. MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI), REV Group (NYSE:REVG), and ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) – Piper Jaffray reduced their Q2 2019 earnings per share estimates for MercadoLibre in a research note issued on Thursday, May 10th. Piper Jaffray analyst M. Olson now expects that the company will post earnings of $0.93 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.95. Piper Jaffray currently has a “Overweight” rating and a $350.00 price target on the stock. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for MercadoLibre’s Q3 2019 earnings at $1.44 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $1.57 EPS.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Today, I’m taking a look at three of the biggest outperformers in the period — Sherwin Williams (NYSE:SHW), lululemon atheletica (NASDAQ:LULU), and MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) — which each grew by at least 700% over the past decade.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    As this episode drops, we are three years into that very first sampler, which he dubbed simply “Five Stocks for the Next Five Years.” The picks were Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY), FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE), MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI), and Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) — and we’ll tell you up front that at this stage, David’s far from batting a thousand on the set.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Fifth Street Asset Management Inc.(FSAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fifth Street Asset Management (OTCMKTS: FSAM) and Triangle Capital (NYSE:TCAP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fifth Street Asset Management (OTCMKTS:FSAM) and U.S. Global Investors (NASDAQ:GROW) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ocean Power Technologies Inc.(OPTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Ocean Power Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:OPTT) traded down 5.3% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $0.30 and last traded at $0.30. 818,065 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 192% from the average session volume of 280,461 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.32.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Ocean Power Technologies (NASDAQ:OPTT) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ocean Power Technologies earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the energy company an impact score of 43.6315011267629 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019

Dynatronics (NASDAQ: DYNT) and Rockwell Medical (NASDAQ:RMTI) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

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This table compares Dynatronics and Rockwell Medical’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dynatronics -3.05% -21.94% -4.47%
Rockwell Medical -48.06% -76.49% -45.06%

Risk & Volatility

Dynatronics has a beta of -0.6, suggesting that its stock price is 160% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rockwell Medical has a beta of 2.18, suggesting that its stock price is 118% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Fitbit, Inc.(FIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) fell 7% yesterday following Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) unveiling of the Apple Watch Series 4. The Mac maker’s popular smartwatch sports a redesign as well as the ability to take electrocardiograms (ECGs), a major health feature that differentiates Apple Watch from any other health-oriented wearable device. Series 4 also includes other features that help users monitor their hearts.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Even as smartwatches continue to gain traction and take market share from basic fitness wristbands like Fitbit’s (NYSE:FIT) Charge, Alta, and Flex devices, Fitbit is investing aggressively in the category. Today, Fitbit unveiled Charge 3, a new version of its highest-end fitness wristband.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    A 20% spike in the fitness wearables niche was particularly good news, considering rival Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) saw its unit volume plunge during the period. Like Fitbit, Garmin has noticed a dramatic shift in consumer demand toward more premium trackers like smartwatches. Yet Garmin’s bigger product line scratched that itch for fitness fans thanks to popular new releases like the Forerunner and Edge franchises. Its lineup allowed fitness sales to rise 20% even as Fitbit’s revenue fell 18%.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) have emerged as the two clear market leaders in smartwatches, with Apple Watch leading the way but Fitbit’s growing portfolio of smartwatches helping it secure the No. 2 spot while simultaneously driving a turnaround for the smaller company. Meanwhile, Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary Google has ceded share, although the search giant is expected to jump in directly with a first-party Pixel Watch in the near future. Rumors of the company’s foray into the market were only fueled by recent news that Google acquired smartwatch tech from Fossil and is hiring for wearables design and engineering execs.

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) became the world’s top maker of wearable tech just a few quarters ago, when it outpaced Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) for the first time. Apple Watch sales are still a small portion of its total revenues (the company doesn’t break out Watch sales in its reports), but the growth rate of the consumer IoT device market indicates that there’s still plenty of room for Apple to expand its wearable business.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    The pieces of Fitbit’s (NYSE:FIT) turnaround are falling into place. The wearables company has found success with its inexpensive Versa smartwatch, selling more than 1 million units within two months of launch. And its recently announced Charge 3 fitness tracker brings enough improvements to the table to potentially return that part of the business to growth.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ultra Petroleum Corp.(UPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ultra Petroleum Co. (NASDAQ: UPL) traded down about 15% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $2.08 after closing Wednesday at $2.45. The stock’s 52-week high is $12.39. Volume was about 30% above the daily average of around 4 million shares. The company reported results last night that were less than expected.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    An issue of Ultra Petroleum Corp. (NASDAQ:UPL) bonds rose 3.4% against their face value during trading on Wednesday. The debt issue has a 7.125% coupon and will mature on April 15, 2025. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $64.00 and were trading at $65.58 one week ago. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ultra Petroleum Corp (NASDAQ:UPL) shares were up 8.8% on Monday . The company traded as high as $1.25 and last traded at $1.23. Approximately 2,806,031 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 31% from the average daily volume of 4,076,427 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.13.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Ultra Petroleum Corp.’s (NASDAQ:UPL) shares fell 14.5% in September, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. But that drop just seemed normal for this oil and natural gas driller, which saw its stock decline more than 87% through the first nine months of 2018. That said, there was news in the month that showed just how bad things are here.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Matthew DiLallo]

    There are loads of management teams out there that aren’t great for shareholders, but Matt, Jason, and I (Tyler here) have a few in particular that get under our skin for their poor performance. Here’s why we think those running Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK), Ultra Petroleum (NASDAQ:UPL), and Buckeye Partners (NYSE:BPL) should be shown the door. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ultra Petroleum Corp. (NASDAQ: UPL) traded down about 36% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $1.08 after closing Wednesday at $1.69. The stock’s 52-week high is $10.18. Volume was more than triple the daily average of about 4.3 million shares. The company missed both top and bottom line estimates this morning.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C.(BKEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Blueknight Energy Partners LP Common Stock (NASDAQ:BKEP) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $4.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Blueknight Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ:BKEP) hit a new 52-week low on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $2.30 and last traded at $2.37, with a volume of 12716 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $2.35.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) and Blueknight Energy Partners (NASDAQ:BKEP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Nuveen Preferred Income Opportunites Fund(JPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Hollencrest Capital Management decreased its stake in Nuveen Preferred & Income Oprtnts Fnd (NYSE:JPC) by 30.9% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 21,587 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 9,649 shares during the period. Hollencrest Capital Management’s holdings in Nuveen Preferred & Income Oprtnts Fnd were worth $200,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about Nuveen Preferred & Income Oprtnts Fnd (NYSE:JPC) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nuveen Preferred & Income Oprtnts Fnd earned a media sentiment score of 0.42 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.1302177844966 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Nuveen Preferred & Income Oprtnts Fnd (NYSE:JPC) announced a monthly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st, NASDAQ reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of 0.061 per share by the financial services provider on Tuesday, September 4th. This represents a $0.73 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.75%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 14th.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund, Inc.(MNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Fiera Capital Corp grew its holdings in shares of Western Asset Municipal Partners Fnd Inc (NYSE:MNP) by 46.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 196,895 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 62,761 shares during the quarter. Fiera Capital Corp’s holdings in Western Asset Municipal Partners Fnd were worth $2,780,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Western Asset Municipal Partners Fnd (NYSE:MNP) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Western Asset Municipal Partners Fnd earned a media sentiment score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9266470312802 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Beazer Homes USA, Inc.(BZH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    There have been some macroeconomic signs that America’s housing boom is starting to show signs of fatigue, but those figures haven’t really shown up in the earnings reports of most homebuilders. The one exception is Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH). While most companies are still showing strong home sales and growing net orders, Beazer’s fiscal third-quarter results showed some cracks in its growth trajectory.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Beazer Homes USA (NYSE: BZH) and M.D.C. (NYSE:MDC) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: MercadoLibre Inc.(MELI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Danny Vena]

    Until recently, it seemed MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) could do no wrong. The company was reporting enviable financial and operational metrics, and the stock was hitting all-time highs. Then, something happened on the way to the online sale.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) – Piper Jaffray reduced their Q2 2019 earnings per share estimates for MercadoLibre in a research note issued on Thursday, May 10th. Piper Jaffray analyst M. Olson now expects that the company will post earnings of $0.93 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.95. Piper Jaffray currently has a “Overweight” rating and a $350.00 price target on the stock. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for MercadoLibre’s Q3 2019 earnings at $1.44 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $1.57 EPS.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    We’ll cover each of those below for these five growth stocks.

    Company What it does…
    Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI) Leading e-commerce player in Latin America
    Axon Enterprises (NASDAQ:AAXN) Develops products for police forces: TASERs, body cameras, and a database to store and analyze footage
    Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) Helps merchants create an e-commerce presence
    Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI)  Offers platform to help streamline mortgage origination and refinancing business
    Paycom Solutions (NYSE:PAYC) Maintains and develops cloud solutions for HR departments

    Chart by author. 

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion.
    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $6.00 billion.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $803.36 million.
    Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $751.57 million.
    IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $923.80 million.
    Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $691.75 million.
    Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $7.41 billion.
    ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.84 per share on revenue of $346.28 million.
    TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion.
    Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $401.76 million.
    The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $386.91 million.
    Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ: MTRX) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $285.16 million.
    Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $739.31 million.
    tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $428.25 million.
    Copa Holdings,

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Latin American e-commerce giant MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) has capitalized on fundamental growth prospects for years. Sometimes, however, often-overlooked factors can hold back a stock. One trend that isn’t sexy but has played a major yet often misunderstood role throughout first-quarter earnings season has been the newest accounting method from the Financial Accounting Standards Board with respect to revenue recognition, and MercadoLibre found itself in the crosshairs of the new standard’s potential negative impact.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.(CBRL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL) by 26.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 69,786 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 14,472 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned about 0.29% of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store worth $11,109,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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

     

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Cracker Barrel (NASDAQ:CBRL) has a customer traffic problem. The restaurant chain recently posted a significant sales volume slump in the fiscal fourth quarter, which pushed revenue lower for the period. The decline caught management by surprise and contributed to a weak operating outlook for the new fiscal year, with Cracker Barrel projecting revenue at existing locations to be roughly flat in 2019.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd. decreased its position in Cracker Barrel (NASDAQ:CBRL) by 94.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 2,675 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 45,017 shares during the quarter. Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd.’s holdings in Cracker Barrel were worth $426,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Buenaventura Mining Company Inc.(BVN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Employees Retirement System of Texas bought a new position in shares of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (NYSE:BVN) in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor bought 231,000 shares of the mining company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,149,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (NYSE:BVN) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ClariVest Asset Management LLC raised its position in shares of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (NYSE:BVN) by 22.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 347,900 shares of the mining company’s stock after purchasing an additional 64,500 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC owned approximately 0.14% of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA worth $4,742,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: AirMedia Group Inc(AMCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    AirMedia Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCN) posted a 52-week low of $1.04 after closing down 23% on Wednesday at $1.35. The 52-week high is $3.30. Volume was about 4 million, nearly 20 times the daily average of around 230,000 million shares. The Chinese outdoor advertising company said yesterday that it is terminating a potential go-private transaction.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019

Media coverage about Pareteum (NASDAQ:TEUM) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pareteum earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 47.7443114638008 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of NASDAQ:TEUM traded down $0.08 during trading on Thursday, reaching $2.78. The company had a trading volume of 1,937,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,353,299. Pareteum has a 12 month low of $0.54 and a 12 month high of $3.59.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: MercadoLibre Inc.(MELI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Danny Vena]

    MercadoLibre, Inc. (NASDAQ:MELI) had a banner year in 2017, and things were looking up to start off 2018. When the company released its fourth-quarter financial results in February, it reported revenue of $437 million, up 70% year over year in U.S. dollars and almost doubling in local-currency terms. It also announced that it would be deconsolidating the results of its Venezuelan subsidiary, which had long been a drag on its financials due to persistent currency devaluations and spiraling hyperinflation. After doubling last year, MercadoLibre’s stock had gained over 30% again by early March.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    For investors in MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI), the leading e-commerce platform in Latin America, it was difficult to decipher the results for its just completed first quarter. The company’s reported net revenue of $321 million, an increase of just 19% year over year, was below analysts’ expectations and significantly lower than the stellar growth rates investors have come to expect. Bottom-line results were even worse, with a loss per share of $0.29, compared to gain of $1.10 in the prior-year quarter.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Until recently, it seemed MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) could do no wrong. The company was reporting enviable financial and operational metrics, and the stock was hitting all-time highs. Then, something happened on the way to the online sale.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Insider Buying: Mercadolibre Inc (MELI) Director Acquires 1,708 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com) MercadoLibre’s Recent Financials Mask Operational Growth (seekingalpha.com) Mercadolibre Inc (MELI) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) If Its Growth Is So Fabulous, Why Is MercadoLibre Stock Falling? (fool.com) The “Amazon” of Latin America (fool.com)

    Shares of Mercadolibre stock traded down $0.23 on Friday, reaching $314.70. The stock had a trading volume of 1,539,558 shares, compared to its average volume of 725,705. The company has a quick ratio of 1.18, a current ratio of 1.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.25. Mercadolibre has a 1 year low of $217.06 and a 1 year high of $417.91. The company has a market cap of $13.46 billion, a P/E ratio of 124.39 and a beta of 2.08.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    As this episode drops, we are three years into that very first sampler, which he dubbed simply “Five Stocks for the Next Five Years.” The picks were Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY), FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE), MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI), and Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) — and we’ll tell you up front that at this stage, David’s far from batting a thousand on the set.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: ING Group, N.V.(ISP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Jefferies Financial Group set a €2.05 ($2.38) target price on Intesa Sanpaolo (BIT:ISP) in a report published on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Goldman Sachs Group set a €2.90 ($3.37) price target on Intesa Sanpaolo (BIT:ISP) in a report published on Wednesday. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Intesa Sanpaolo (BIT:ISP) received a €3.00 ($3.53) price target from stock analysts at HSBC in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. HSBC’s target price points to a potential downside of 2.60% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Intesa Sanpaolo (BIT:ISP) received a €2.90 ($3.37) price target from research analysts at Deutsche Bank in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the stock.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation(AMTD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ:AMTD) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, April 23rd, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, May 8th will be paid a dividend of 0.21 per share by the financial services provider on Tuesday, May 22nd. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.42%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 7th.

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    The discount broker now has its sights set on a larger demographic of investors who use exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to invest. Firstrade rolled out commission-free trades on more than 700 ETFs, including some popular ETFs from issuers like Vanguard, which are hard to find in fee-free form after they were culled from TD Ameritrade’s (NASDAQ:AMTD) list of commission-free ETFs last year.

  • [By ]

    Darn hard to not like the numbers out of Action Alerts PLUS holding JPMorgan & Chase (JPM) . Profits up nicely in all segments vs. the fourth quarter. Big year-over-year spikes in return on assets and equity from a year ago. Trading revenue up thanks to the return of volatility in the first quarter (can’t wait to see the blowout quarters from TD Ameritrade (AMTD) and Schwab (SCHW) ). Good card revenue growth from the fourth-quarter bodes well for retailer’s first-quarter results.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation(AGTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    1. Applied Genetic Technologies (Nasdaq: AGTC)
    Over the last week, this stock just exploded higher with massive upside momentum. Hitting resistance at $7.00 per share, my play on this one is to enter longs on a break out above $7.00 per share.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about Applied Genetic Technologies (NASDAQ:AGTC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Applied Genetic Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.4149815454551 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News articles about Applied Genetic Technologies (NASDAQ:AGTC) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Applied Genetic Technologies earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.8761095143233 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (AJRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD) stock lost 12% of its value in the two days after the company reported earnings  for the first quarter of 2018 — a miss, and its third such miss in a row, according to data from Yahoo! Finance . Since that report and subsequent drop, however, Aerojet Rocketdyne has come roaring back, recovering all of its losses, and even adding a bit more.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    On the one hand, faced with the prospect of American companies inventing a new rocket engine to power United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rockets, Russia’s space agency has thrown shade on America’s space industry. American engines are overpriced, says Mr. Komarov. And they’re of worse quality than rocket engines made in Russia — the implication being that ULA should buy Russian RD-180 engines instead of new engines from Blue Origin or Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD).

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Rich Smith]

    In fact, Boeing and Lockheed Martin look to be two-time winners, as the second largest bump in funding is going to help pay for deep space missions, and to NASA’s Orion crew vehicle and Space Launch System (SLS), which are designed to carry them. Orbital ATK (soon to be absorbed into Northrop Grumman) and Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD) are other key players on the SLS project. Congress wants to pour an additional $294 million into this program, funding it with $5.1 billion next year.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    One logical choice to build this replacement engine was engine-maker Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD), which builds the engines for ULA’s larger Delta IV rockets. But in an effort to cut costs, ULA also invited Blue Origin to bid on the project, introducing some price competition and innovative thinking into the engine competition.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019

Angel Commodities’ report on Gold

On Wednesday, spot gold prices declined by 0.42 percent to close at D1323.9 per ounce on account of stronger dollar and hawkish minutes of the FOMC which stated that the rate hike will happen sooner than expected and inflation is an area of concern for central bankers. On the MCX, gold prices declined marginally by 0.22 percent to close at Rs.30615 per 10 gms.

Outlook

We expect gold prices to trade lower today on account of profit booking at higher levels after a recent rally while stronger dollar also led to the fall.

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Boston Properties, Inc.(BXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Selected examples: (BXP) , (DFS) , (HST) , (MA) , (TXN) , (USB) .

    Inflation Is a Key Risk

    Execs were most worried about inflation, as they should be.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Traders purchased shares of Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) on weakness during trading hours on Friday. $96.18 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $15.73 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $80.45 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Boston Properties had the 13th highest net in-flow for the day. Boston Properties traded down ($0.15) for the day and closed at $117.09

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    St. Johns Investment Management Company LLC reduced its position in Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) by 9.8% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 5,745 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 625 shares during the quarter. St. Johns Investment Management Company LLC’s holdings in Boston Properties were worth $708,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) insider Bryan J. Koop sold 10,560 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $124.27, for a total value of $1,312,291.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Alphatec Holdings, Inc.(ATEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: RBC Bearings Incorporated(ROLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of RBC Bearings Incorporated (NASDAQ:ROLL) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $140.67.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: MercadoLibre Inc.(MELI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment fromMotley Fool Money, host Chris Hill asks senior analysts Jason Moser, Matt Argersinger, and Ron Gross to discuss the companies they have their eyes on. Listen in to find out why they pickedHealthcare Services Group(NASDAQ:HCSG), Ameris Bancorp(NASDAQ:ABCB), and MercadoLibre(NASDAQ:MELI).

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Matthew Frankel, and Dan Caplinger]

    So, which stocks do we think can put up Facebook-like returns in the years ahead? We asked a team of top Motley Fool investors to weigh in, and they picked Shopify (NYSE:SHOP),Square (NYSE:SQ), and MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI).

  • [By TD Ameritrade]

    In addition, the Internet & Direct Marketing Retail sub-industry in the Consumer Discretionary sector will now include all online marketplaces for consumer products and services, regardless of whether or not they actually hold inventory. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA), eBay Inc. (NYSE: EBAY), Mercado Libre Inc. (NASDAQ: MELI), among others, will now be a part of the Consumer Discretionary sector instead of the Information Technology sector, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Tencent and MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI)are both already pretty big, but their growth runways are far from over. Wrapping up International Week on Industry Focus: Tech, hosts Dylan Lewis and Motley Fool contributor Danny Vena take a deep dive into the Chinese video game/social media Goliath and the Latin American e-commerce giant and what investors should know about the future for both companies.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Eagle Materials Inc(EXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP) – Analysts at Northcoast Research issued their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Eagle Materials in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 17th. Northcoast Research analyst K. Hocevar anticipates that the construction company will post earnings of $1.53 per share for the quarter. Northcoast Research also issued estimates for Eagle Materials’ Q2 2019 earnings at $1.80 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.70 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.17 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $7.40 EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cementos Pacasmayo (NYSE: CPAC) and Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP) are both construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Despite some weather issues during the quarter, Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP) finished its fiscal year on a positive note and delivered record revenue. That solid finish enabled the diversified materials producer to set full-year records for both sales and earnings. Meanwhile, with a strong balance sheet and some tailwinds at its back, the company sees even better days ahead.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Barings LLC reduced its holdings in shares of Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP) by 12.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 110,475 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 15,166 shares during the period. Barings LLC owned about 0.23% of Eagle Materials worth $11,384,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Boot(h)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hydro One (TSE:H) – Analysts at National Bank Financial decreased their FY2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Hydro One in a research report issued on Tuesday, May 15th. National Bank Financial analyst P. Kenny now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $1.37 for the year, down from their prior estimate of $1.40. National Bank Financial currently has a “Sector Perform” rating and a $23.00 target price on the stock.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Hyatt (NYSE:H) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eighteen analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation and ten have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $80.42.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.(TROW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about T. Rowe Price (NASDAQ:TROW) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. T. Rowe Price earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the asset manager an impact score of 47.382716620203 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
    General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
    The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
    Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
    Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
    Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Voyager Therapeutics, Inc.(VYGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Voyager Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) will be presenting at the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy annual meeting taking place May 16 to 19, 2018, in Chicago. The firm will be releasing data from its lead clinical program for Parkinsons disease, its preclinical programs targeting a monogenic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) called SOD1, Huntingtons disease and Friedreichs ataxia, and its gene therapy vector platform including novel adeno-associated virus capsid optimization efforts and manufacturing capabilities.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.(TACO)

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

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Nielsen N.V.(NLSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Ballard]

    But in order to attract advertisers — which along with sponsorships is expected to make up 77% of the esports market this year — there has to be verifiable data about who is watching and for how long. NielsenHoldings’ (NYSE:NLSN) TV ratings are the “currency” of media buyers. Last year, Nielsen announced a new ratings service specifically for esports and has now partnered with Activision to provide verifiable ratings for its top esports ventures, including Overwatch League and Call of Duty World League.

  • [By Keith Noonan, Rich Smith, and Timothy Green]

    With that in mind, we asked three Motley Fool investors to profile an income-generating stock that’s currently flying under the radar but has some truly amazing qualities. Read on to see why they thinkNielsen Holdings (NYSE:NLSN), Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN), and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)are top dividend stocks that aren’t getting their due.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE: NLSN) which traded down over 9% at $33.99. The stocks 52-week range is $33.90 to $45.73. Volume was 11.3 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.8 million.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    GGP has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of GGP in a research report on Monday, February 12th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 target price on shares of GGP in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Mizuho raised GGP from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, March 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded GGP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, April 11th. Finally, Barclays cut their price target on GGP from $24.00 to $23.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. GGP currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $24.92.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now

What happened

Shares ofClean Energy Fuels Corp.(NASDAQ:CLNE) surged as much as 22.7% today, before losing a little steam in afternoon trading. As of 12:20 p.m. EDT, shares were up 13.6% in very heavy trading. At this writing, more than 5 million shares have traded hands, about five times the average volume for the company’s stock.

Today’s big jump isn’t from the company’s earnings, which will be released later today after market close, but due to a surprise announcement that global oil and gas giantTotal S.A. (ADR)(NYSE:TOT) has agreed to take a 25% stake in Clean Energy, with a deal to buy 50.8 million shares for $83.4 million.

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So what

In addition to an investment that would make Total the largest shareholder of Clean Energy stock, it is also partnering with the company to launch a leasing program to help accelerate adoption of heavy-duty natural gas vehicles. As part of this program, Total would provide up to $100 million of credit to fund leases.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.(LLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    L-3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) missed out on much of the rally enjoyed by other defense contractors over the last year. The reason for the lagging performance was because the company was in the middle of a transformation plan aimed at propelling it into the ranks of those larger rivals. Judging by its first-quarter results, the efforts are already beginning to show results.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $223.00.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Orocobre Limited (OROCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Early-stage lithium producer Orocobre (OTCPK:OROCF) has been busy developing its Argentine flag-ship asset at Olaroz. The company has managed to scale up the asset to around 12,000 T / year LCE with a nameplate production capacity of 17,500 T / year. Although the company has not achieved full production capacity at its asset, it has moved ahead with joint venture partner Toyota Tsusho (OTCPK:TYHOF) to develop plans for Phase 2. In January 2018, Orocobre announced that Toyota Tsusho would invest nearly $300 million for a 15% stake in the company, along with plans to double production capacity at Olaroz to 42,000 T LCE / year. The joint venture is also building a lithium hydroxide facility in Japan which will supply the local battery supply chain.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Permian Basin Royalty Trust(PBT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Primalbase Token (CURRENCY:PBT) traded up 0% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 9:00 AM Eastern on May 13th. In the last week, Primalbase Token has traded down 12.7% against the U.S. dollar. One Primalbase Token token can currently be purchased for about $2,575.27 or 0.30100000 BTC on major exchanges including Waves Decentralized Exchange and Tidex. Primalbase Token has a total market capitalization of $3.22 million and approximately $872,784.00 worth of Primalbase Token was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Teekay Corporation(TK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK)are down 9.2% as of 11:40 a.m EDT after the maritime oil operations holding company — parent of Teekay LNG Partners, Teekay Tankers, and Teekay Offshore– reported a big loss for its fiscal first quarter 2018. At one point today, Teekay stock had fallen as much as 15.7%.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Although Textainer Group Holdings Limited (NYSE:TGH) and Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK) are both focused on the shipping industry, they go about it in vastly different ways. Both companies were hit hard by industry downturns, but Textainer started to see a notable improvement in its container business in 2017. Teekay’s collection of ship-owning businesses in the energy sector, on the other hand, continued to struggle overall — but signs seem to point to an upturn this year. Which one is the better buy today?

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $120.51 billion.
    J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.2 per share on revenue of $2.63 billion.
    Dillard's, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $1.46 billion.
    The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.21 per share on revenue of $444.14 million.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is expected to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $296.76 million.
    KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $306.72 million.
    Vascular Biogenics Ltd. (NASDAQ: VBLT) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.21 per share.
    Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $272.04 million.
    Albireo Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALBO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.77 per share on revenue of $31.32 million.

     

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Crude oil prices continue to remain in focus after Brent crude hit $80.00 per barrel. The benchmark crude touched $80.00, as markets are concerned about the impact renewed Iranian sanctions will have on global supply. French oil giant Total announced Wednesday that it was abandoning a gas project in Iran after failing to obtain a waiver from the Trump administration to do business in Iran. The sanctions are expected to decline global output at a time that OPEC is already working diligently to push oil prices higher by containing excessive global production.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: JCP, BABA, F, KR
    Shares of JCPenney (NYSE: JCP) are ticking higher after its earnings report before the bell. Yesterday, retail companies were stunned by the 11% jump for its rival Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) stock thanks to a strong first-quarter report. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.(NYSE: BABA) is generating a lot of buzz as investors monitor trade relations between the United States and China. BABA stock had slumped by 18% thanks to trade restrictions on Chinese companies. Ford Motor Co.(NYSE: F) announced it will restart production of its popular F-150 pickup truck at its Dearborn, Mich., facility. The company recently suspended operations after a fire damaged supplies needed for manufacturing. The F-150 is the most popular consumer vehicle in the United States. In an effort to beat back the growth of Wal-Mart and Amazon, grocery giant Kroger Co.(NYSE: KR) announced a deal to purchase a 5% stake in British online supermarket Ocado. The deal will allow Kroger to utilize the UK firm’s warehouse automation technology in the United States and improve its supply chain costs. Look for additional earnings reports from Applied Materials Inc.(Nasdaq: AMAT), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), The Children’s Place Inc.(Nasdaq: PLCE), Teekay Corp.(NYSE: TK), and Quantum Corp.(NYSE: QTM).

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Quality Systems, Inc.(QSII)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MercadoLibre Inc.(MELI)

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    In this segment fromMotley Fool Money, host Chris Hill asks senior analysts Jason Moser, Matt Argersinger, and Ron Gross to discuss the companies they have their eyes on. Listen in to find out why they pickedHealthcare Services Group(NASDAQ:HCSG), Ameris Bancorp(NASDAQ:ABCB), and MercadoLibre(NASDAQ:MELI).

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    We’ll cover each of those below for these five growth stocks.

    Company What it does…
    Mercadolibre(NASDAQ:MELI) Leading e-commerce player in Latin America
    Axon Enterprises(NASDAQ:AAXN) Develops products for police forces: TASERs, body cameras, and a database to store and analyze footage
    Shopify(NYSE:SHOP) Helps merchants create an e-commerce presence
    Ellie Mae(NYSE:ELLI) Offers platform to help streamline mortgage origination and refinancing business
    Paycom Solutions(NYSE:PAYC) Maintains and develops cloud solutions for HR departments

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Engineers Gate Manager LP grew its holdings in MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) by 686.1% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 9,024 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,876 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager LP’s holdings in MercadoLibre were worth $3,216,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    MercadoLibre, Inc. (NASDAQ:MELI) had a banner year in 2017, and things were looking up to start off 2018. When the company released its fourth-quarter financial results in February, it reported revenue of $437 million, up 70% year over year in U.S. dollars and almost doubling in local-currency terms. It also announced that it would be deconsolidating the results of its Venezuelan subsidiary, which had long been a drag on its financials due to persistent currency devaluations and spiraling hyperinflation. After doubling last year, MercadoLibre’s stock had gained over 30% again by early March.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    For investors in MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI), the leading e-commerce platform in Latin America, it was difficult to decipher the results for its just completed first quarter. The company’s reported net revenue of $321 million, an increase of just 19% year over year, was below analysts’ expectations and significantly lower than the stellar growth rates investors have come to expect. Bottom-line results were even worse, with a loss per share of $0.29, compared to gain of $1.10 in the prior-year quarter.

MercadoLibre (MELI) Stake Boosted by Engineers Gate Manager LP

Engineers Gate Manager LP grew its holdings in MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) by 686.1% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 9,024 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,876 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager LP’s holdings in MercadoLibre were worth $3,216,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. USS Investment Management Ltd bought a new position in shares of MercadoLibre in the 4th quarter valued at $26,276,000. Global X Management Co. LLC boosted its holdings in shares of MercadoLibre by 20.0% during the 4th quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 155,469 shares of the company’s stock valued at $48,920,000 after acquiring an additional 25,904 shares in the last quarter. Jennison Associates LLC boosted its holdings in shares of MercadoLibre by 9.4% during the 4th quarter. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 831,137 shares of the company’s stock valued at $261,526,000 after acquiring an additional 71,206 shares in the last quarter. Massmutual Trust Co. FSB ADV boosted its holdings in shares of MercadoLibre by 19,104.0% during the 4th quarter. Massmutual Trust Co. FSB ADV now owns 9,602 shares of the company’s stock valued at $425,000 after acquiring an additional 9,552 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC boosted its holdings in shares of MercadoLibre by 2.3% during the 4th quarter. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC now owns 131,884 shares of the company’s stock valued at $41,499,000 after acquiring an additional 2,932 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 90.98% of the company’s stock.

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MELI has been the topic of several recent research reports. Bank of America reissued a “buy” rating and set a $450.00 price objective (up previously from $385.00) on shares of MercadoLibre in a report on Wednesday, April 11th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded MercadoLibre from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 27th. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded MercadoLibre from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $425.00 to $405.00 in a report on Thursday, March 15th. JPMorgan Chase raised MercadoLibre from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, BidaskClub raised MercadoLibre from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 16th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $342.55.

Shares of MercadoLibre opened at $298.58 on Tuesday, according to MarketBeat Ratings. The stock has a market cap of $13.65 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 118.02 and a beta of 2.08. MercadoLibre has a 12 month low of $296.93 and a 12 month high of $313.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.96, a quick ratio of 1.33 and a current ratio of 1.33.

MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The company reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.55 by ($0.35). The company had revenue of $436.98 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $404.74 million. MercadoLibre had a positive return on equity of 12.71% and a negative net margin of 3.30%. equities research analysts forecast that MercadoLibre will post 1.15 EPS for the current year.

MercadoLibre Profile

MercadoLibre, Inc hosts online commerce platforms in Latin America. It offers MercadoLibre Marketplace, an automated online commerce service for businesses and individuals to list items and conduct their sales and purchases online in a fixed-price or auction-based format. The company's Marketplace platform enables commerce through online classifieds for motor vehicles, vessels, aircraft, services, and real estate; and Internet users to browse through various products that are listed on its Website and to register with MercadoLibre to list and purchase items and services.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI)

MercadoLibre (MELI) Shares Bought by Westpac Banking Corp

Westpac Banking Corp raised its stake in MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) by 11.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 27,793 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,853 shares during the quarter. Westpac Banking Corp owned about 0.06% of MercadoLibre worth $9,905,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Eqis Capital Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of MercadoLibre by 2.2% in the 4th quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. now owns 7,065 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,223,000 after purchasing an additional 153 shares during the last quarter. Parametrica Management Ltd boosted its holdings in shares of MercadoLibre by 17.9% in the 4th quarter. Parametrica Management Ltd now owns 1,214 shares of the company’s stock valued at $382,000 after purchasing an additional 184 shares during the last quarter. Dumac Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of MercadoLibre by 105.6% in the 4th quarter. Dumac Inc. now owns 370 shares of the company’s stock valued at $116,000 after purchasing an additional 190 shares during the last quarter. Pier 88 Investment Partners LLC boosted its holdings in shares of MercadoLibre by 10.7% in the 4th quarter. Pier 88 Investment Partners LLC now owns 2,020 shares of the company’s stock valued at $636,000 after purchasing an additional 195 shares during the last quarter. Finally, D.A. Davidson & CO. boosted its holdings in shares of MercadoLibre by 17.1% in the 4th quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. now owns 1,489 shares of the company’s stock valued at $469,000 after purchasing an additional 217 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 91.98% of the company’s stock.

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NASDAQ:MELI opened at $329.97 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.33, a quick ratio of 1.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.96. The firm has a market cap of $14,597.98, a P/E ratio of 130.42 and a beta of 2.08. MercadoLibre has a twelve month low of $217.06 and a twelve month high of $417.91.

MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.55 by ($0.35). The business had revenue of $436.98 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $404.74 million. MercadoLibre had a net margin of 0.99% and a return on equity of 26.75%. sell-side analysts forecast that MercadoLibre will post 1.96 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of MercadoLibre from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday. BidaskClub upgraded shares of MercadoLibre from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, April 28th. Barclays decreased their price target on shares of MercadoLibre from $410.00 to $380.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, April 25th. Cowen reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $373.00 price target on shares of MercadoLibre in a report on Tuesday, April 17th. Finally, Bank of America reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $450.00 price target (up previously from $385.00) on shares of MercadoLibre in a report on Wednesday, April 11th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $350.41.

MercadoLibre Profile

MercadoLibre, Inc hosts online commerce platforms in Latin America. It offers MercadoLibre Marketplace, an automated online commerce service for businesses and individuals to list items and conduct their sales and purchases online in a fixed-price or auction-based format. The company's Marketplace platform enables commerce through online classifieds for motor vehicles, vessels, aircraft, services, and real estate; and Internet users to browse through various products that are listed on its Website and to register with MercadoLibre to list and purchase items and services.

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    Three-Month Average Volume: 479,008

    Volume % Change: 69%

     

    From a technical perspective, MELI ripped higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $117.07 with above-average volume. This move pushed shares of MELI into breakout territory, since the stock took out some near-term overhead resistance at $125.30. Shares of MELI are now quickly moving within range of triggering another big breakout trade. That trade will hit if MELI manages to take out some more near-term overhead resistance at $130.74 with high volume.

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