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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Back in my early 20s, when I was broke and in student-loan and credit-card debt, I started to be able to save a little money. Practically microscopic amounts but it was something.

I was so terrified of losing even those few dollars that I thought I needed to make them as safe as possible. So instead of putting them into vehicles that might actually make me some money, I put my funds into a savings account not even a high-yield savings account and once I started to save slightly more, into the safest mutual fund I could find, an intermediate bond fund.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.(NOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NOG) are flying high, up 12% as of 10:30 a.m. EDT, after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets are cheering a major development in efforts to fix the ongoing trade conflict between the United States and China. According to Reuters, Chinese telecom giant ZTE has signed an agreement to get back into business with its American partners. The agreement will lift a ban by the U.S. Commerce Department that prevented China’s No. 2 telecommunications equipment from buying from U.S. suppliers. This is a major development, and one that signals progress among trade officials from both nations. There are now more job openings in the United States than available workers. This is the first time that the Department of Labor has documented this phenomenon. There are 6.7 million openings compared to the 6.4 million workers available to fill those positions. As a result, U.S. companies have been forced to increase compensation in order to attract talent. All of the positive economic development could come to a screeching halt should the U.S. experience the largest labor strike in a decade. Reports indicate that the Teamsters and the United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) are on a collision course that could result in a general strike. The union has announced that 260,000 UPS employees have authorized a strike should both sides fail to reach a labor deal by August 1. UPS is responsible for the transport of 6% of the nation’s gross domestic product.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, NOG, WFC
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) investors remain committed to giving Chairman Elon Musk more of their money. On Tuesday, shareholders struck down proposals that would have removed Musk from the chairman role and shaken up the board of directors. Both proposals failed. At the same shareholder event, Musk announced plans for Tesla to open a production facility in Shanghai and projected that his firm will likely produce 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week by the end of June. In deal news, defense contractor Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOG) has won U.S. antitrust approval to purchase rocket moto

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $2.20.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northland Securities assumed coverage on shares of Northern Oil and Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) in a report published on Wednesday. The firm issued an outperform rating and a $4.00 price target on the energy company’s stock.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SandRidge Mississippian Trust II(SDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Matador Resources (NYSE: MTDR) and SandRidge Mississippian Trust II (NYSE:SDR) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Knight Transportation, Inc.(KNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Knight-Swift Transportation (NYSE:KNX) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Tuesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Knight-Swift Transportation (KNX)

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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Maximus, Inc.(MMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maximus (NYSE:MMS) had its price target decreased by Canaccord Genuity from $65.00 to $64.00 in a research report sent to investors on Friday. Canaccord Genuity currently has a hold rating on the health services provider’s stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Maximus (NYSE:MMS) updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.30-3.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.49. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.4-2.44 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.50 billion.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
    Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
    Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
    Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
    Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
    MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
    Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CH

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: First Financial Bancorp.(FFBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Financial Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.5407494849709 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $31.33.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Financial Bank (NASDAQ:FFBC) Chairman Claude E. Davis sold 19,379 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.19, for a total transaction of $623,810.01. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Thursday morning.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Financial Bank (FFBC)

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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2018

An upstart airline just snubbed the owner of British Airways.

Norwegian Air Shuttle said Friday that it has rejected two takeover offers from British Airways parent IAG (BABWF) because they undervalued the airline and its prospects.

IAG, which also owns Iberia and Aer Lingus, confirmed that it had approached Norwegian. But the industry giant said that talks had “ended without an agreement” and it was “currently considering its options.”

Norwegian stock fell as much as 11%. Shares in IAG, which reported earnings on Friday, surged 4.5%.

One of Europe’s newest airlines, Norwegian has made a splash with ultra-cheap transatlantic flights from its bases in London, Paris and Barcelona.

The upstart, which now flies around 500 routes to more than 150 destinations, carried 33 million passengers in 2017, compared to 105 million for IAG’s carriers.

IAG said in April that it had amassed a 4.6% stake in the budget airline, signaling its interest in a potential acquisition. But investors who had been hoping for a positive update on Friday were left disappointed.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market stayed in a pretty narrow range on Thursday, climbing early in the session but then slowly drifting lower through the afternoon hours. In the absence of major news, investors largely looked forward to key events like trade negotiations among the world’s largest economies. Other financial markets saw mixed moves as well, with 10-year Treasury yields climbing above 3.1% while oil prices stayed comfortably above $70 per barrel. Despite the quiet day, some companies had good news that pushed their shares sharply higher. World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE), Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK), and Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) dropped more than 10% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $2.53 after closing at $2.82 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.59. Volume was around 55 million, almost double the daily average of about 30 million. The company had no specific news, but tumbling oil & natural gas prices simply punish this stock.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted the latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.9%, at $75.53 in a 52-week range of $73.90 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up nearly 19%, at $3.13 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $6.59. The company reported better-than-expected earnings this morning. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 1.1% to $106.91. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.1%, at $22.32 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) dropped 3.1% Thursday to match a 52-week low of $2.80 (set yesterday) after closing at $2.89 on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.65. Volume was around 29 million, about equal to the daily average. The company had no specific news.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Maximus, Inc.(MMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Maximus (NYSE:MMS) updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.30-3.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.49. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.4-2.44 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.50 billion.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maximus (NYSE:MMS) had its price target decreased by Canaccord Genuity from $65.00 to $64.00 in a research report sent to investors on Friday. Canaccord Genuity currently has a hold rating on the health services provider’s stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
    Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
    Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
    Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
    Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
    MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
    Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CH

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Fossil Inc.(FOSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fossil Group (NASDAQ:FOSL) issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday. The accessories brand company reported ($0.99) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.96) by ($0.03), MarketWatch Earnings reports. Fossil Group had a positive return on equity of 0.65% and a negative net margin of 17.15%. The company had revenue of $569.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $539.08 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned ($1.00) earnings per share. Fossil Group’s revenue was down 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Fossil Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOSL) which rose over 9% to $7.75. The stocks 52-week range is $5.50 to $27.93. Volume was 3 million compared to its average volume of 2 million.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Eagle Point Credit Company Inc.(ECC )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Corporate Capital Trust (NYSE: CCT) and Eagle Point Credit (NYSE:ECC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Cheniere Energy Partners, LP(CQP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cheniere Energy Holdings’ sole asset is an approximate 48.6% limited partner interest in Cheniere Energy Partners LP (NYSEAMERICAN: CQP).

    Cheniere Partners is constructing and operating natural gas liquefaction facilities at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal in the Gulf of Mexico. The company plans to construct up to six natural gas liquefaction trains, which are in various stages of development, construction and operations. Trains 1 through 4 are operational, Train 5 is under construction and Train 6 is being commercialized and has all necessary regulatory approvals in place.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    While numerous LNG export terminals dotting the Gulf Coast are in various stages of development, the first major facility and current largest producer is the Sabine Pass facility owned by Cheniere Energy Partners LP (NYSEMKT:CQP). The partnership is largely controlled and majority-owned by Cheniere Energy. That means the current 6.9% distribution yield is essentially funding the construction of the parent’s next export facility in Corpus Christi, although any investor seeking income can get in on the action.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Even though the spot price has come down a bit since then, it still gave management enough confidence to increase its guidance for the full fiscal year. Management raised its estimate for full-year adjusted EBITDA to $2.2 billion-$2.5 billion and distributable cash flow from Cheniere Energy Partners(NYSEMKT:CQP) to $0.35 billion-$0.55 billion.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is leading the United States toward a future that includes material liquified natural gas exports. The company’s controlled partnership,Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP), already has the Sabine Pass LNG export facility up and running, rewarding investors with hefty distributions. Cheniere Energy is still building another facility in Corpus Christi that’s kept the red ink flowing; however, if the impact of Sabine Pass is any indication, Cheniere Energy could be worth a deep dive.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own For 2018

The state of New York just made a huge leap forward with medical marijuana – and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, or VA, is not happy about it.

But it doesn’t matter. The VA stands no chance against medical marijuana’s insane trajectory.

Over the weekend, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed new legislation that allows those in the state with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to use marijuana to treat symptoms. The bill has been touted as a boon for veterans in particular.

“Our veterans risked their lives in order to defend the ideals and principles that this nation was founded upon, and it is our duty to do everything we can to support them when they return home,” said Cuomo, according to The Associated Press.

New York is the 28th state to legalize medical marijuana for PTSD, and this legislation is in direct opposition to the VA’s negative stance on weed.

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Sage Therapeutics, Inc.(SAGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Buy-dip on several “Potential Blockbusters” Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIMT), Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOLD), AveXis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVXS), Bluebird Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUE), Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR), and Sage Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAGE) are buy-dip candidates given their bullish trends and favorable technical patterns. Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICPT), Prothena Corp. PLC (NASDAQ: PRTA), Tesaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRO) and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE) have bearish set-ups. Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HRTX) is bigger picture bullish, but may correct further on a move below $19.55. Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS) has bearish set-up and bulls need to push above $69 to invalidate.

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    Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) : “Let’s wait and see. I can’t bless it until I see more from them.”

    AbbVie (ABBV) : “I want to stay away from controversy. I like Eli Lilly (LLY) .”

  • [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 10 Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Invesco Municipal Opportunity Trust(VMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Invesco Van Kampen Municpl Opprtnty Trst (NYSE:VMO) declared a monthly dividend on Tuesday, April 3rd, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, April 17th will be paid a dividend of 0.0554 per share by the investment management company on Monday, April 30th. This represents a $0.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 16th.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Treehouse Foods, Inc.(THS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Peel Hunt reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Tharisa (LON:THS) in a research report released on Tuesday morning. They currently have a GBX 230 ($3.12) price target on the stock.

  • [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 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 Paul Ausick]

    Treehouse Foods Inc. (NYSE: THS) fell about 15.5% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $36.35 after closing at $43.01 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $90.42. Volume of about 4.8 million was more than four times the daily average. The food processing company posted poor results this morning and announced that it is closing one of its plants.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Maximus, Inc.(MMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
    Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
    Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
    Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
    Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
    MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
    Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CH
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Maximus (NYSE:MMS) updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.30-3.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.49. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.4-2.44 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.50 billion.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maximus (NYSE:MMS) had its price target decreased by Canaccord Genuity from $65.00 to $64.00 in a research report sent to investors on Friday. Canaccord Genuity currently has a hold rating on the health services provider’s stock.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Merck & Company, Inc.(MRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Because statins are so widely used, they’re the most prescribed medicines in the world, and that’s been a bonanza for companies like Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), which developed top-selling cholesterol drug Lipitor, and Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK), which created cholesterol-lowering add-on therapy Zetia.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK) which rose about 6% to $62.19. The stocks 52-week range is $53.63 to $66.80. Volume was 43 million compared to its average volume of 12.3 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) traded up 1.80% at $58.64. The stock’s 52-week range is $53.63 to $66.80. Volume was about 25% below the daily average of around 12.1 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By ]

    Merck (NYSE: MRK) has also battled falling sales for its Hyzaar drug but could see renewed interest in the diuretics medication for hypertension patients. Sales in 2017 were $484 million compared to annual revenue of nearly $2 billion before the patent expiration in 2011.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Earnings season slows down a little bit next week, although there are still quite a few major reports on tap:

    Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK) both report before the open on Tuesday, May 1
    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) reports after the close on Tuesday, May 1
    Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) reports after the close on Wednesday, May 2
    Alibaba Group Holding Inc. (NYSE: BABA) reports before the open on Friday, May 4

    Next week the Fed will also be meeting on May 1-2. There isn’t expected to be a whole lot new coming out of that meeting and there’s a 93 percent probability the Fed won’t hike rates, according to the CME FedWatch tool. If you have time, check out today’s market update for a look at what else is going on.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) traded down 2.27% at $55.01. The stock’s 52-week range is $53.36 to $66.80. Volume was around 9.66 million shares, about 20% lower than the daily average of about 13 million. The company saw a $2.5 billion award disappear as a judge tossed the verdict against Gilead related to a hepatitis treatment.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Navios Maritime Holdings Inc.(NM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NM) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.23 per share on revenue of $128.00 million.

    Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $279.85 million.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Navios Maritime (NYSE: NM) is one of 44 public companies in the “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Navios Maritime to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Marcus Corporation (MCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Marcus (NYSE: MCS) and AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    In other news, VP Thomas F. Kissinger sold 10,000 shares of Marcus stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.12, for a total value of $291,200.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 81,664 shares in the company, valued at $2,378,055.68. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Diane M. Gershowitz sold 12,750 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, April 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.86, for a total value of $393,465.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 7,482 shares in the company, valued at $230,894.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 44,250 shares of company stock valued at $1,343,255 in the last three months. 32.88% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC) and Marcus (NYSE:MCS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Innodata Inc.(INOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Innodata (NASDAQ:INOD) will be releasing its Q1 2018 earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, May 8th.

    Innodata (NASDAQ:INOD) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. The technology company reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The business had revenue of $15.66 million for the quarter. Innodata had a negative return on equity of 10.94% and a negative net margin of 8.30%.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Brown Forman Corporation(BF.B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Simpson Manufacturing Company Inc.(SSD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Simpson Manufacturing (NYSE:SSD) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $64.25.

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The unconventional initial public offering (IPO) of Spotify, the Swedish music-streaming company that has a strategic partnership with China&a;rsquo;s Tencent, was all set to be the biggest tech listing since Snapchat owner Snap Inc. went public last year. It could raise over $24 billion according to sources before the shares started to trade, if not more.

That said, the timing of the listing is not perhaps the greatest. While clearly out of the hands of the company, the U.S. equity markets have been coming off their highs since late this January.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy Right Now: Colliers International Group Inc. (CIGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd. acquired a new position in Colliers International Gr during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $117,633,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its position in Colliers International Gr by 4.5% during the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 859,200 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $51,856,000 after buying an additional 36,800 shares in the last quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp lifted its position in Colliers International Gr by 305.1% during the fourth quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 305,329 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $18,427,000 after buying an additional 229,960 shares in the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its position in Colliers International Gr by 31.6% during the fourth quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 261,450 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $15,779,000 after buying an additional 62,834 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG lifted its position in Colliers International Gr by 25.2% during the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 234,768 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $14,168,000 after buying an additional 47,253 shares in the last quarter. 72.69% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Top 5 Stocks To Buy Right Now: Maximus, Inc.(MMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maximus (NYSE:MMS) had its price target decreased by Canaccord Genuity from $65.00 to $64.00 in a research report sent to investors on Friday. Canaccord Genuity currently has a hold rating on the health services provider’s stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Maximus (NYSE:MMS) updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.30-3.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.49. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.4-2.44 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.50 billion.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
    Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
    Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
    Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
    Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
    MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
    Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CH

Top 5 Stocks To Buy Right Now: California Grapes International, Inc. (CAGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    It is hard to fully wrap your hands around the potential market opportunity that Accenture will have in the years ahead but I believe that the opportunities are almost endless (dramatic, I know). For example, consider these forecasts that Forbes detailed in its “2017 Roundup Of Internet Of Things Forecast” report:

    According to Bain, “B2B IoT segments will generate more than $300B annually by 2020, including about $85B in the industrial sector”. According to PwC, “$6T will be spent on IoT solutions between 2015 and 2020”. According to Accenture, “Industrial Internet Of Things could add $14.2T to the economy by 2020”. According to Statista, “The global Internet of Things (IoT) market is projected to grow from $2.99T in 2014 to $8.9T in 2020, attaining a 19.92% Compound Annual Growth Rate (OTCPK:CAGR). Industrial manufacturing is predicted to increase from $472B in 2014 to $890B in global IoT spending. Healthcare and life sciences are projected to increase from $520B in 2014 to $1.335T in 2020, attaining a 17% CAGR”.

    The forecasts compiled by Forbes are all over the place but one thing is consistent, that is, the growth potential for IoT (and the sub-industries) is real. Connected things are expected to experience significant growth and I believe that it is hard to deny that digital will play a key role in the future growth of the global economy.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy Right Now: Spirit Airlines Inc.(SAVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    For the first few years after its 2011 IPO, Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) achieved rapid profit growth, becoming a stock market darling in the process. However, the company’s profit margin peaked in 2015 and has been moving inexorably lower since then.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    For more than a decade, Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) has exclusively operated Airbus (NASDAQOTH:EADSY) A320-family jets. Today, the 182-seat Airbus A320 is the backbone of Spirit’s fleet, accounting for roughly half of its aircraft. Meanwhile, the 145-seat A319 and 228-seat A321 each account for about a quarter of the fleet. These planes help Spirit efficiently serve its smallest and largest markets, respectively.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Most air travelers would agree that Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) and Frontier Airlines are the worst airlines in the U.S. in terms of service quality. The two ultra-low-cost carriers offer rock-bottom fares, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Last fall, Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) forecast that its adjusted nonfuel unit costs would decline 3%-5% year over year in 2018. This reflected the ultra-low-cost carrier’s dreadful cost performance during the second quarter of 2017, when a pilot dispute forced Spirit to cancel hundreds of flights. Adjusted nonfuel unit costs surged 10% year over year in that quarter.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy Right Now: Apache Corporation(APA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Presto, West Texas Intermediate crude rose 3% to $71.18, the highest since December 2014, boosting shares of oil companies including Occidental (OXY) , which gained 4.8%, Marathon (MRO) , up 3.8%, and Apache (APA) , which gained 2.5%. Spot gasoline also rose 2.7% to $2.17 a gallon, boding ill for the summer driving season in the U.S. and potentially eroding any gains middle-class Americans received from the Trump tax cuts.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) fourth-quarter results are scheduled for Thursday. The consensus forecast is for $0.22 in EPS on $1.55 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $38.11. The consensus price target is $50.43. The 52-week range is $35.70 to $56.51.

  • [By John Bromels]

    Three companies that the market has walloped areApache Corporation(NYSE:APA),Magellan Midstream Partners(NYSE:MMP), andGeneral Motors(NYSE:GM). Here’s why these stocks look like bargains, and why today might be a good time to scoop up some shares.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) dropped about 7.3% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $34.50. Shares closed at $37.20 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $55.23. Volume was over 11 million, about three times the daily average of around 3.9 million. The company reported quarterly results this morning, but investors were not impressed.

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA) has been ripping since March 2nd, when it hit a two-year low of $33.60. Since then it's up 25 percent. 

    The three-month chart below shows that this trend is likely to continue. The blue line is generated via VantagePoint's intermarket analysis, and represents a prediction of what APA's moving average will be in three days. The black line is a simple 10-day moving average. Note the bullish crossover that occurred in early March. That was a signal that the stock was entering an uptrend. 

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Blackstone Group LP, the private-equity behemoth that’s traditionally raised money from institutions, is making a bigger bet on individual investors.

The $450 billion firm has expanded its private wealth group to about 100 employees, trained thousands of financial advisers on how to pitch Blackstone investments and has been using data to track patterns to generate more business, according to people familiar with the matter. The firm is offering retail clients access to hedge fund products, private real estate investment trusts and longer-term drawdown funds, which are typically limited to institutions.

Private equity firms are looking for new growth areas as their longtime investors start to do more deals without them. Blackstone is leading the charge to tap individual clients, who have historically allocated very small amounts to alternative investments. The New York-based firm sees its retail operation as a huge opportunity, president Jon Gray said on a conference call last week.

best company to invest in stocks: Maximus, Inc.(MMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maximus (NYSE:MMS) had its price target decreased by Canaccord Genuity from $65.00 to $64.00 in a research report sent to investors on Friday. Canaccord Genuity currently has a hold rating on the health services provider’s stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
    Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
    Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
    Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
    Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
    MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
    Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CH
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Maximus (NYSE:MMS) updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.30-3.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.49. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.4-2.44 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.50 billion.

best company to invest in stocks: Iridium Communications Inc(IRDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Investors in satellite telecom Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM) reacted positively after the company reported good results to kick off 2018. Iridium’s new satellite constellation is nearing completion, but the company is already reaping benefits.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Ground-based wireless communications networks have transformed the way that billions of people across the globe communicate. For the locations where traditional wireless networks either haven’t yet reached or have decided aren’t feasible for ground-based stations, Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM) hopes that its extensive and growing satellite communications network will be the go-to solution for users who need reliable coverage under challenging circumstances.

best company to invest in stocks: Unilever NV(UN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Stepan (NYSE: SCL) and Unilever (NYSE:UN) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Unilever NV (ADR) ADR (NYSE: UN) procures sustainable oils such as soy, sunflower and rapeseed oil for a host of its consumer products such as Hellmann's mayonnaise. It remains to be seen how the U.S.-China standoff will hurt its margins.

  • [By ]

    A company like Procter & Gamble, Unilever NV (UN) , CVS Health Corp. (CVS) or Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) might be interested in the Pfizer business, said Anthony Chambers, a director in the life sciences practice of consulting firm West Monroe Partners.

  • [By Isaac Pino, CPA]

    If you’re an investor in consumer goods giant Unilever (NYSE:UN), odds are you followed the takeover bid from Kraft Heinz(NASDAQ: KHC) closely in 2017. Ultimately, it fell through, with Unilever’s management rebutting that it was better off on its own. There was some mustard left on the face of Kraft Heinz, but major shareholder Warren Buffett claimed there was potentially a misunderstanding of the nature of the offer. It was not intended to be a hostile takeover, he said, but it could have been perceived that way by Unilever.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Unilever (NYSE:UN) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation, three have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company.

best company to invest in stocks: Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.(GOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Gol Transportes A茅reos (NYSE:GOL) shares traded down 5.4% on Monday . The company traded as low as $9.72 and last traded at $9.75. 524,965 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 40% from the average session volume of 374,811 shares. The stock had previously closed at $10.31.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 13.4 percent to $27.01 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    Warrior Met Coal, Inc. (NYSE: HCC) rose 9.1 percent to $30 in pre-market trading after climbing 5.61 percent on Friday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) rose 6.2 percent to $4.83 in pre-market trading after falling 48.35 percent on Friday.
    Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) rose 6 percent to $2.85 in pre-market trading after climbing 1.89 percent on Friday.
    Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTRP) rose 4.8 percent to $43.15 in pre-market trading.
    G1 Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTHX) rose 3.2 percent to $44.00 in pre-market trading after climbing 6.92 percent on Friday.
    Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) rose 3.2 percent to $33.68 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.03 percent on Friday.
    Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) rose 3.1 percent to $59.45 in pre-market trading. Nestle announced plans to acquire rights to market, sell and distribute Starbucks Brands.

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ctrip.com International Ltd. (Nasdaq: CTRP) traded down about 3.5% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $42.36 after closing Friday at $43.91. The stock’s 52-week high is $60.65. Volume totaled around 4.8 million, about equal to the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Let Analyse Simple Moving Averages Ctrip.com International Ltd (NASDAQ: CTRP) (stockspen.com) Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (CTRP) year to date performance remained at -3.24% (nasdaqfortune.com) Ctrip opens Oasis Lab, welcomes external startups to incubation program (tnooz.com) Ctrip.com International, Ltd. to Report First Quarter 2018 Financial Results on May 22, 2018 US Time (prnewswire.com) Ctrip.com International, Ltd. to Report First Quarter 2018 Financial Results on May 22, 2018 U.S. Time (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Ctrip from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. TheStreet raised shares of Ctrip from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, March 12th. Deutsche Bank assumed coverage on shares of Ctrip in a report on Monday, February 5th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $50.00 price target on the stock. TH Capital cut shares of Ctrip from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 26th. Finally, Wells Fargo assumed coverage on shares of Ctrip in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $50.00 price target on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $54.79.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
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Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) has made a lot of efforts in pricing its goods attractively over the past months. This allowed for strong traffic growth, which resulted in positive comps for the company. Subsequently, Wal-Mart’s shares have been performing much better than those of its peers, which are reporting worse comp sales. Due to Wal-Mart’s power when it comes to discussing prices with its suppliers, the company is able to price its goods attractively whilst generating strong margins, which, in turn, means that the earnings power of Wal-Mart remains high (despite the low prices Wal-Mart offers its goods at), which makes Wal-Mart a compelling retail investment.

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  • [By William Patalon III]

    Our sub-$2 “Gold Market Anomaly” play – Platinum Group Metals Ltd. (NYSE: PLG) – took a hit of more than 12% Wednesday after the miner raised $20 million through a stock offering.

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  • [By James E. Brumley]

    While the economy’s natural — and recurring — cycles favor different kinds of stocks at different times, not every great trend is necessarily a cyclical one. Sometimes, a trend is rooted in a technological development that changes cultural norms. The advent of the smartphone, for example, has made constant connectivity to the world around part of how we live our daily lives.

    These mega-trends present tremendous opportunities for investors too, provided they’re savvy enough to see them coming and play them the right way.

    One such mega-trend newly underway right now is the proliferation of wearables… devices that meld clothing (often a wrist-worn device) and technology to perform a function that couldn’t be performed otherwise. Much of the same technology that made the smartphone possible are now ushering in wearables.

    It’s not been a smooth beginning. however.

    While the buzz was strong and expectations reached a peak two years ago when Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) was all the rage and in the wake of its IPO, the company’s growth wasn’t to be sustained. The company is struggling to muster any growth now, and FIT shares have fallen to a tenth of their value seen in late-2015, when the euphoria was strongest.

    Fitbit’s slowdown has been mirrored by other companies in the space. The wearables market only grew 3.1% in Q3 of 2016.

    On the flipside, while the debacle of Fitbit — the wearable industry’s iconic company — has been a painful, it’s also been a learning experience. And, it’s not as if the slowdown is unfurling without the wearables market never reaching a respectable size. International Data Corporation estimates were 23 million ‘wearables’ delivered in the third quarter of last year alone.

    Moreover, the fizzling of the market hasn’t turned into a reason to swear off wearables as an investment opportunity… quite the opposite, actually. It’s just now become considerably clearer what consumers want an

  • [By William Patalon III]

    Vuzix Corp. (Nasdaq: VUZI) – the “augmented reality” company whose shares more than doubled following our September 2015 recommendation – said that its new “smart glasses” were just honored with a “Wearable Device of the Year” award.

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    The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) shares dipped 20.9 percent to $41.62.
    Innocoll Holdings PLC (NASDAQ: INNL) shares fell 20.3 percent to $1.49. Innocoll posted a narrower-than-expected quarter loss, but revenue missed estimates. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Innocoll from Buy to Hold.
    Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: ROSG) shares declined 20.3 percent to $3.83. On Thursday, Rosetta Genomics disclosed a 1-for-12 reverse stock split.
    Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ESPR) shares dropped 19.9 percent to $23.76. Esperion Therapeutics shares have jumped 106.19 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 16.70 percent in the same period.
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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Tuesday, small capInovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INO) surged 22.63% after announcingthat its synthetic vaccine approach using a collection of synthetic DNA antigens generated broad protective antibody responses against all major deadly strains of H1 influenza viruses from the last 100 years. This includesthe virus that caused Spanish Flu in 1918. The study involvedmultiple animal models, including mice, guinea pigs and non-human primates. Given how bad flu season is this year, the announcement got plenty of attention asthe following technical chart shows:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals(INO) are climbing today after the biotech company announced that it would begin testing a Zika vaccine in Puerto Rico. Maxim’sJason McCarthy andJason Kolbert have the details:

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    Inovio announced the initiation of a small clinical study (N=160) of its Zika vaccine, GLS-5700 (being developed with GeneOne Life Sciences), in Puerto Rico. It is estimated by the CDC that the Zika virus could infect more than 25% of the population of Puerto Rico by YE16.The study will evaluate safety, immunogenicity and early signs of efficacy in preventing Zika infection. Data are expected in 2017, and if positive, Inovio will discuss with regulators the best path forward.

    In addition, the phase I study of GLS-5700 (N=40) in the U.S. and Canada, which is the first in-human Zika vaccine study, is now fully enrolled. Data evaluating safety and immunogenicity are expected by YE16.

    Conclusion. With the Zika virus spreading, including to the U.S., there remains an urgent need for a vaccine. Inovio continues to demonstrate that the company’s DNA-based vaccine approach is safe and can rapidly transition to human studies.

    Shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticalshave gained 4.3% to $9.24 at 2:50 p.m. today, while the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) has dipped 0.3% to $284.29.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: INO) shares were also up, gaining 24 percent to $8.84 following announcement of a clinical study for a HIV vaccine that had nearly 100 percent immune response.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    A quick analysis of Inovio Pharmaceuticals’ (NASDAQ:INO) stock performance history shows plenty of twists and turns — from the company’s early biomedical days to its recent advances in developing a Zika virus vaccine. But this chart shows the story hasn’t been great for investors.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    Analysts at Jefferies initiated coverage on business process services provider Maximus Inc. (MMS) late on Thursday, giving the stock a bullish rating because it has several competitive advantages and should benefit from the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

    The analysts rate MMS as “Buy” and see shares reaching $47. This price target suggests a 20% upside to the stock’s Thursday closing price of $39.14.

    “MMS is a leading government outsourced contractor that produces consistently strong results,” Jefferies analyst David Styblo commented. “The company has several competitive advantages and is highly focused on health and human service projects. This positions MMS to enjoy multi-year growth from the ACA and other opportunities with limited risk. The company’s predictable business model, solid balance sheet, and EPS visibility into FY2014 also support a Buy and $47 PT.”

    Maximus shares were inactive during pre-market trading on Friday. The stock is up 23.83% year-to-date.

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    Maximus Inc (NYSE: MMS) holds just $16 million in long-term debt against $886 million in shareholder equity. Shares trade for 1.7 times sales for a discount of 26% on the industry average of 2.3 times sales.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: LXRX) dropped about 12.3% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $12.93 after closing at $14.74 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $19.62. Volume of around 2.8 million was nearly 5 times the daily average. The company had no specific news.