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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2021

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2021: 2U, Inc.(TWOU)

2U, Inc. provides cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver education to qualified students. Its cloud-based SaaS platform solutions include online campus, an online learning platform that enables its clients to offer educational content together with instructor-led classes in a live, intimate, and engaging setting through proprietary Web-based and mobile applications; and content management system, which enables its clients to author, review, and deploy asynchronous content into their online programs. The company’s cloud-based SaaS platform solutions also comprise admissions application processing portal that automates the online application process for prospective students of its clients’ programs; and customer relationship management deployments, which serve as the data hub for scheduling, student acquisition, student application, faculty admissions review, enrollment, and student support for each program. In addition, it offers a suite of technology-enabled services, including content development and student acquisition, as well as state authorization services, admissions application advising, student and faculty support, accessibility, and in-program student field placements that support the lifecycle of a higher education program. The company was formerly known as 2Tor Inc. and changed its name to 2U, Inc. in October 2012. 2U, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Landover, Maryland.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) jumped 29.6% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, as the online education platform leader delivered strong fourth-quarter 2018 results. 

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

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

  • [By Steve Symington]

    2U Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) announced fourth-quarter 2018 results on Monday after the market closed, showcasing accelerated global growth and beating guidance yet again as the online education-platform company continues to expand its reach.

  • [By Steve Symington]

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

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2021: Extreme Networks Inc.(EXTR)

Extreme Networks, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops and markets network infrastructure equipment and services to businesses, hospitals, schools, hotels, telecommunications companies, and government agencies. It offers Summit product family of stackable Ethernet switching systems that provide 10 megabit to 40 gigabit connection speeds, various physical presentations, and options to deliver power-over-Ethernet or unpowered standard Ethernet ports; and Black Diamond family of modular Ethernet switching systems, which deliver modular or chassis-based Ethernet connectivity solutions for enterprises, data centers, and service providers. The company also offers SummitWM family of wireless network controllers and associated Altitude access points to enable the deployment of nomadic and mobile converged network applications; and RidgeLine management software system that includes features tailored to data center, campus, and service provider management. It has strategic relationships with Motorola Inc., Netgear, Inc., Ericsson Enterprise AB, and Nokia Siemens Networks. The company sells its products through distributors, resellers, and field sales organizations. It operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, and the Asia Pacific. Extreme Networks, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    5. Extreme Networks (Nasdaq: EXTR) is a former Maximum Profit holding. We added the communications equipment company to our Small-Cap portfolio in March 2017 and booked a 43.6% gain on the trade in just over four months.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Usca Ria LLC acquired a new position in shares of Extreme Networks, Inc (NASDAQ:EXTR) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 12,821 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $102,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. lowered its stake in Extreme Networks, Inc (NASDAQ:EXTR) by 4.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 128,102 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 6,640 shares during the quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.’s holdings in Extreme Networks were worth $1,020,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2021: Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (EDV)

Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury Index Fund. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Lehman Brothers Treasury STRIPS 20-30 Year Equal Par Bond Index (the Index). The Index measures the investment return of Treasury STRIPS, coupon and principal, with maturities ranging from 20 to 30 years. A Treasury STRIP represents a single coupon payment, or a single principal payment, from a United States Treasury security that has been stripped into separately tradable components. The Fund will invest at least 80% of its assets in the United States Treasury securities held in its target Index. The Fund may invest in derivatives. The Vanguard Group, Inc., through its Fixed Income Group, serves as the investment advisor of the Fund.
Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Sandstorm’s due diligence is thorough, they don’t just invest in any company. They like West Africa because they understand the area and the opportunities that exist there. Sandstorm is a royalty and streaming company, so they make these investments and receive cashflow deals that often kick in much later on. But they have already established a presence in Burkina and have deals in place with larger companies like Orezone Gold (TSXV: ORE) and Endeavour Mining (TSX: EDV). Sandstorm’s investment also potentially gives us access to their marketing department through something they call Launch Lab, and it looks like it will really benefit our own marketing efforts and will expose us to more opportunities over the coming year.

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    My preferred fund here is Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (NYSE: EDV), which owns a basket of long-term, zero-coupon bonds. It’s better-known, larger, and, most important, cheaper than its competitor PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Exchange-Traded Fund (NYSE: ZROZ). Both are poised to rally if deflation hits and the stock market falls. But EDV is cheaper, at only 0.07% expense ratio, compared with ZROZ’s 0.15%, and so it’s the one that makes the cut.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2021: Nevro Corp.(NVRO)

Nevro Corp., incorporated on October 4, 2006, is a medical device company. The Company manufactures and markets active implantable medical devices for the treatment of neurological disorders initially focusing on the treatment of chronic pain. The Company developed and commercialized a neuromodulation platform for the treatment of chronic pain. The Company’s Senza system is the only spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system that delivers its HF10 therapy. The Company’s post-hoc statistical analysis supports the HF10 therapy over traditional SCS therapies for treating both leg and back pain. Outside of the United States, Senza is indicated for the treatment of chronic intractable pain of the trunk and limbs, is reimbursed under existing SCS codes.

The Company’s Senza system creates electrical impulses from two hertz to 10 kilohertz, including its HF10 therapy, which allows for pain relief without paresthesia. HF10 therapy delivers waveforms at 10 kilohertz pulse rate with a statistically driven and clinically verified programming algorithm. Senza consists of leads, a trial stimulator, an implantable pulse generator (IPG), surgical tools, a clinician laptop programmer, a patient remote control and a mobile charger. These components enable physicians to implant the leads and the IPG and patients to operate the system.

The Company competes with Medtronic, Boston Scientific and St. Jude Medical.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Nevro Corp  (NYSE:NVRO)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA grew its holdings in Nevro Corp (NYSE:NVRO) by 7.4% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 309,100 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 21,400 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA owned approximately 1.03% of Nevro worth $24,682,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In response to the company sharing an update related to its ongoing litigation with Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX), shares of Nevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO), a medical device company focused on pain management, jumped 35% as of 11:20 a.m. EDT.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Nevro Corp. (NYSE: NVRO) traded down about 19% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $54.87 after closing Thursday at $68.04. The stock’s 52-week high is $94.34. Volume totaled around 5.7 million, close to 15 times the daily average. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2021: Team, Inc.(TISI)

Introduction. Unless otherwise indicated, the terms “Team, Inc.,” “Team,” “the Company,” “we,” “our” and “us” are used in this report to refer to Team, Inc., to one or more of our consolidated subsidiaries or to all of them taken as a whole. We are incorporated in the State of Delaware and our company website can be found at www.teaminc.com. Our corporate headquarters is located at 13131 Dairy Ashford, Suite 600, Sugar Land, Texas, 77478 and our telephone number is (281) 331-6154. Our stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) under the symbol “TISI.” On November 10, 2015, we announced a change of our fiscal year end to December 31 of each calendar year from May 31. This transition report is for the seven-month transition period of June 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Team Inc  (NYSE:TISI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Team, Inc. (NYSE:TISI) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $26.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in shares of Team, Inc. (NYSE:TISI) by 0.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 336,526 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,905 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp’s holdings in Team were worth $7,773,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2021: Foresight Energy LP(FELP)

We mine and market coal from reserves and operations located exclusively in the Illinois Basin. As of December 31, 2015, we have invested over $2.3 billion to construct state-of-the-art, low-cost and highly productive mining operations and related transportation infrastructure. We control over 3 billion tons of proven and probable coal in the state of Illinois, which, in addition to making us one of the largest reserve holders in the United States, provides organic growth opportunities. Our reserves consist principally of three large contiguous blocks of uniform, thick, high heat content (high Btu) thermal coal which is ideal for highly productive longwall operations. Thermal coal is used by power plants and industrial steam boilers to produce electricity or process steam.
We own four mining complexes where we operate four longwall mines and one continuous miner operation.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Foresight Energy LP  (NYSE:FELP)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019, 2:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Foresight Energy (FELP)

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2021: MarineMax, Inc.(HZO)

We are the largest recreational boat and yacht dealer in the United States. Through 56 retail locations in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and Texas, we sell new and used recreational boats, including pleasure and fishing boats, with a focus on premium brands in each segment. We also sell related marine products, including engines, trailers, parts, and accessories. In addition, we provide repair, maintenance, and slip and storage services; we arrange related boat financing, insurance, and extended service contracts; we offer boat and yacht brokerage sales; and we operate a yacht charter business.
We are the nation’s largest retailer of Sea Ray and Boston Whaler recreational boats and yachts which are manufactured by Brunswick Corporation (“Brunswick”).   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Marinemax Inc  (NYSE:HZO)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallJan. 17, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on MarineMax (HZO)

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2021: Tetra Tech Inc.(TTEK)

Tetra Tech Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides consulting, engineering, program management, construction management, and technical services for water, natural resources, environment, infrastructure, and energy sectors. The company operates in four segments: Engineering and Consulting Services (ECS), Technical Support Services (TSS), Engineering and Architecture Services (EAS), Remediation and Construction Management (RCM). The ECS segment offers front-end science, consulting engineering, and project management services in the areas of surface water management, groundwater, waste management, mining and geotechnical sciences, arctic engineering, industrial processes, and information technology. The TSS segment provides management consulting and strategic direction in the areas of environmental assessments/hazardous waste management, climate change, international development/stabilization, energy services, and technical government staffing services. The EAS segment offers engineering and architecture design services, including leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) and sustainability services, together with technical and program administration services for projects related to water infrastructure, buildings, and transportation and facilities. The RCM segment provides environmental remediation, infrastructure development, and alternative energy services. The company offers its services to the U.S. federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as to commercial and international clients. Tetra Tech, Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Pasadena, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Strs Ohio grew its stake in shares of Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTEK) by 23.7% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 4,700 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 900 shares during the period. Strs Ohio’s holdings in Tetra Tech were worth $274,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTEK) shares hit a new 52-week high on Friday . The company traded as high as $71.15 and last traded at $70.70, with a volume of 2488 shares. The stock had previously closed at $70.20.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Tetra Tech (TTEK)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2021: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.(GCAP)

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. provides trading services and solutions to retail and institutional customers worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Retail, Institutional, and Futures. It specializes in over-the-counter (OTC) and exchange-traded markets. The company offers access to a range of financial products, including spot foreign exchange (forex), precious metals trading, and contracts for differences (CFD) on currencies, commodities, indices, individual equities, bonds, and interest rate products; and spread bets and OTC options on forex, as well as supports the trading of exchange-traded futures and options. It offers services to retail customers through FOREX.com and Cityindex.com, as well as through introducing brokers and white label partners. The company also provides agency execution services; and access to markets and self-directed trading in foreign exchange, commodities, equities, options, and futures to institutional customers through an electronic communications network, as well as offers touch services. In addition, it operates GTX platform, an electronic communications network that provides liquidity in spot and forward foreign exchange and precious metals to buy-side and sell-side firms, including banks, brokers, hedge funds, commodity trading advisors, and asset managers. Further, the company provides execution and risk management services for exchange-traded futures and futures options on U.S. and European futures and options exchanges. As of December 31, 2015, it had 173,738 funded retail accounts. GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Gain Capital Holdings Inc  (NYSE:GCAP)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP) Director Alex Goor purchased 17,434 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 27th. The shares were bought at an average price of $7.50 per share, with a total value of $130,755.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 85,980 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $644,850. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Acadian Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund bought 361,421 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,729,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gain Capital (NYSE:GCAP) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

    Galicia Financial Group (NASDAQ:GGAL) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2021: Monro Muffler Brake, Inc.(MNRO)

Monro Muffler Brake, Inc., incorporated on October 5, 1959, is engaged in the provision of automotive undercar repair and tire services in the United States. The Company provides a range of services on passenger cars, light trucks and vans for brakes; mufflers and exhaust systems, and steering, drive train, suspension and wheel alignment. The Company also provides other products and services, including tires and routine maintenance services, including state inspections. The Company is also engaged in repair and replacement of parts. The Company’s store provides a range of undercar repair services for brakes, steering, mufflers and exhaust systems, drive train, suspension and wheel alignment, as well as tire replacement and service. These services apply to all makes and models of domestic and foreign cars, light trucks and vans.

The Company also offers scheduled maintenance services in its stores where services are packaged and offered to consumers based upon the year, make, model and mileage of each specific vehicle. The Company’s maintenance services include oil change services, heating and cooling system flush and fill service, belt installation, fuel system service and a transmission flush and fill service. The Company’s Tire Warehouse and Tire Barn Warehouse stores are typical service or tire stores involving tire services, including the mounting and balancing of tires, and the sale of road hazard warranties. All stores provide the installation of wiper blades. The Company offers mobile applications on the iPhone and Android platforms for the Monro, Mr. Tire, Tire Warehouse, and The Tire Choice brands. The Company’s mobile applications enable customers to manage vehicle service records on their smart phones and access information, coupons and specials.

The Company operated stores in approximately 25 states, including Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York! , North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin, primarily under the names Monro Muffler Brake & Service, Tread Quarters Discount Tire, Mr. Tire, Autotire Car Care Center, Tire Warehouse, Tire Barn Warehouse, Ken Towery’s Tire & Auto Care, The Tire Choice and Car-X. The Company operated a chain of approximately 1,030 Company-operated stores, over 135 franchised locations and approximately 15 dealer-operated stores providing automotive undercar repair and tire services in the United States.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Monro (NASDAQ:MNRO) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Royce & Associates LP lifted its stake in Monro Inc (NASDAQ:MNRO) by 74.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 417,826 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after buying an additional 178,860 shares during the quarter. Royce & Associates LP owned approximately 1.27% of Monro worth $24,276,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now

All eyes are on upcoming U.S.-China trade talks next week. Hopes were initially high that it could represent the first step in deescalation, but those hopes were dashed when another tit-for-tat round of tariffs hit. This time the dispute featured $16 billion in new import charges.

Adding to the pressure on prices, despite the current bull market recently passing into “longest ever” territory, are ongoing headlines concerning President Trump and his one-time associates. Trump himself tweeted that if he is impeached the stock market would crash and everyone would be poorer.

In light of all these headwinds, a number of blue chip large-cap stocks are rolling over. Here are four Dow Jones Industrial Average components that are looking ready to move lower:

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: The Middleby Corporation(MIDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a strong day on Wall Street, and major benchmarks posted solid gains of around 1%. Market participants were generally happy about oil prices moving back into the $70s, hoping for a rebound in hard-hit areas of the country that had taken advantage of the triple-digit oil prices of the early 2010s by dramatically ramping up production of shale plays and similar opportunities. Yet even with the generally favorable mood, some stocks weren’t able to join the rally. Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC), Weibo (NASDAQ:WB), and Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) has been a big player in the kitchen equipment industry for a long time. Yet despite moves intended to grow its business and expand more aggressively into the consumer appliance space, Middleby hasn’t been able to make much progress for shareholders since mid-2015. The moves Middleby initiated back then in response to challenging conditions have taken a lot of effort, but the results haven’t been as clear as many would have liked.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE: BUD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $13.06 billion.
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    Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ: WB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $342.39 million.
    Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.55 billion.
    Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.98 per share on revenue of $2.75 billion.
    Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.51 billion.
    ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $1.11 billion.
    Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.18 billion.
    Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $644.94 million.
    Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $1.44 billion.
    Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.33 billion.
    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $530.99 million.
    Performance Food Group Company (NYSE: PFGC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $4.46 billion.
    Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) is projected to report
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Middleby (NASDAQ: MIDD) and Tennant (NYSE:TNC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and risk.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Atlantic Coast Federal Corporation(ACFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Atlantic Coast Financial (NASDAQ: ACFC) and People’s United Financial (NASDAQ:PBCT) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and dividends.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.(SCHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. lifted its position in shares of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCHN) by 149.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 60,730 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 36,390 shares during the quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. owned about 0.23% of Schnitzer Steel Industries worth $2,047,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Schnitzer Steel Industries (NASDAQ:SCHN) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 26, 2018 11:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market eased lower on Friday, but major benchmarks managed to come back considerably from their worst levels of the day. At its lows, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down more than 200 points following news that the U.S. would indeed move forward with tariffs against China. Yet even though China announced plans to retaliate in kind, market participants seemed willing to give trade policy the benefit of the doubt given the current strength of the U.S. economy. Some stocks saw nice gains in response to the news, as well as to company-specific events. Schnitzer Steel Industries (NASDAQ:SCHN), Braskem (NYSE:BAK), and Pivotal Software (NYSE:PVTL) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Pool (NASDAQ: POOL) and Schnitzer Steel Industries (NASDAQ:SCHN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Royce & Associates LP lessened its position in Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCHN) by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 292,391 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 4,400 shares during the quarter. Royce & Associates LP’s holdings in Schnitzer Steel Industries were worth $9,854,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Accenture plc.(ACN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sunbelt Securities Inc. raised its position in Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) by 13.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 6,184 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after buying an additional 725 shares during the period. Sunbelt Securities Inc.’s holdings in Accenture were worth $1,012,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Monro Muffler Brake, Inc.(MNRO)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Avenue Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATXI) rose 29.4 percent to $5.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that its first pivotal Phase 3 trial of IV tramadol achieved the primary and key secondary endpoints.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 16.8 percent to $51.00 in pre-market trading. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) rose 9.3 percent to $5.40 in pre-market trading after falling 28.92 percent on Friday.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares rose 9 percent to $29.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.26 percent on Friday.
    Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETH) rose 6.7 percent to $26.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.64 percent on Friday.
    Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN) rose 5.4 percent to $3.90 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.06 percent on Friday.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) rose 5.2 percent to $34.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.38 percent on Friday.
    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE: WAB) rose 5.1 percent to $100 in pre-market trading. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) agreed to merge its transportation unit with Wabtec.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) shares rose 4.7 percent to $11.50 in pre-market trading.
    Nasdaq, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) shares rose 4.3 percent to $93.98 in the pre-market trading session.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares rose 4.2 percent to $33.25 in pre-market trading. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Monro, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNRO) shares rose 4 percent to $58.35 in pre-market trading as the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings and disclosed that it has acquired Free Service Tire.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 3.7 percent to $19.75 in pre-market trading after falling 4.80 percent on Friday.

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Monday
    Markets are cheering news that the supposed trade war between the United States and China is “on hold,” according to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Mnuchin and U.S. President Donald Trump’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, announced that both nations have reached an agreement, one that established a framework to help address ongoing trade imbalances between the two countries. The prices of crude oil is in focus after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won reelection over the weekend. The election featured a very low turnout and a very large outcry that the vote was rigged. Maduro has a 75% disapproval rating and has been the face of the OPEC member’s widespread mismanagement and economic collapse. Prior to the election, a member of the Trump administration said that the United States would not recognize the authenticity of the election. The United States is considering additional sanctions on Venezuela. Today is a major day for mergers and acquisition activity. Today, Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) announced plans to purchase U.S. hotel operator LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) for a whopping $3.7 billion. The deal comes at a time that the travel industry is experiencing one of the best periods in a decade. If you’re looking for a way to make money ahead of Memorial Day weekend, we show you how here.
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Qudian Inc. (NYSE: QD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $214.58 million.
    Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE: CMCM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $180.34 million.
    LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: LX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $231.87 million.
    Monro, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNRO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $285.99 million.
    Ryanair Holdings plc (NASDAQ: RYAAY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.

     

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Eaton Vance California Municipal Bond Fund(EVM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eaton Vance California Municipal Bond Fd (NYSEAMERICAN:EVM) declared a monthly dividend on Monday, June 4th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 22nd will be paid a dividend of 0.0395 per share by the investment management company on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $0.47 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 21st.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tower International, Inc.(TOWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tower International (NYSE:TOWR) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Delphi Management Inc. MA reduced its position in shares of Tower International Inc (NYSE:TOWR) by 8.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 20,753 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after selling 2,005 shares during the quarter. Delphi Management Inc. MA owned about 0.10% of Tower International worth $670,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tower International Inc (NYSE:TOWR) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the five ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $30.00.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: CVR Refining, LP(CVRR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    CVR Refining LP (NYSE:CVRR) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 25th, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 6th will be given a dividend of 0.66 per share by the oil and gas company on Monday, August 13th. This represents a $2.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 12.25%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 3rd. This is a positive change from CVR Refining’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.51.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Finally, shares of CVR Energy fell 9%. The holding company agreed to exchange its stock to investors in related entity CVR Refining (NYSE:CVRR), accepting as many as 37.1 million units at a ratio of 0.6335 shares of CVR Energy for every unit of CVR Refining exchanged. In a release, CVR Energy said that “many CVR Refining unitholders may wish to hold their investment in the form of common stock rather than partnership interests” after recent tax reform legislation. But it’s unclear why CVR Energy would make an offer at a 25% premium rather than simply having CVR Refining convert to a corporate entity or use similar steps that wouldn’t adversely affect CVR Energy shareholders for the benefit of CVR Refining unitholders. CVR Refining finished the session 8% higher.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI) dropped over 12% today after the holding company announced an interesting stock exchange offer for unitholders of its subsidiary, CVR Refining (NYSE:CVRR). The transaction will allow for up to 37.1 million units of the refiner to be exchanged for up to 23.5 million shares of the parent company, or at a 0.6335-to-1 ratio. 

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares rose 18.3 percent to $37.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.74 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) rose 12.1 percent to $2.69 in pre-market trading after surging 4.80 percent on Friday.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 10.9 percent to $109.75 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restarted its review of QUALCOMM Incorporated’s (NASDAQ: QCOM) proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) rose 10.6 percent to $15.20 in pre-market trading. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN) rose 10 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading.
    Vaxart, Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT) shares rose 8 percent to $5.54 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.19 percent on Friday.
    Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFIE) rose 7.3 percent to $4.58 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.22 percent on Friday.
    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) rose 7 percent to $22.49 in pre-market trading after falling 1.96 percent on Friday.
    Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) shares rose 6.9 percent to $9.16 in pre-market trading.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 5.7 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.92 percent on Friday.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) rose 5.4 percent to $19.70 in pre-market trading.
    Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: AGM) rose 5.2 percent to $92.95 in pre-market trading.
    International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) rose 5.2 percent to $29.94 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares rose 5.1 percent to $66.30 in the pre-market trading session.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading after climbing 15.66 percent on Friday.
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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE: PNC) and MidSouth Bancorp (NYSE:MSL) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PNC Financial Services (NYSE: PNC) and Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC boosted its stake in PNC Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:PNC) by 14.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 18,288 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,250 shares during the period. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC’s holdings in PNC Financial Services Group were worth $2,471,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cancer Genetics, Inc.(CGIX)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cancer Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:CGIX) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 565,972 shares, a drop of 38.5% from the May 15th total of 919,865 shares. Approximately 2.5% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 207,962 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.7 days.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Cancer Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CGIX) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.13 per share on revenue of $8.20 million.

    Sypris Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYPR) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $20.35 million.

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    OpGen (NASDAQ: OPGN) and Cancer Genetics (NASDAQ:CGIX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cancer Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:CGIX) shares were up 11.5% during trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $1.30 and last traded at $1.26. Approximately 511,599 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 51% from the average daily volume of 338,528 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.13.

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After a spell of high volatility driven by uncertainty over global trade policy and the threat of rise in prices of essential commodities, Wall Street is looking for some respite in the upcoming earnings season. Q1 is expected to be one of the strongest in years, both in terms of earnings and revenues. Such solid quarterly profits could provide support to the markets.

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Earnings expectations are rising of late mostly due to the recently-passed tax reform bill that sharply trims corporate tax rates.

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Given the positive trend, investing in blue-chip stocks that are likely to make the most of the earnings season seems judicious. But, why blue chips? This is because such stocks are positioned to report impressive earnings results as they mostly have a strong balance sheet and solid cash flow.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Monro Muffler Brake, Inc.(MNRO)

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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Callon Petroleum Company(CPE)

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    CPE has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. ValuEngine lowered Callon Petroleum from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. B. Riley set a $12.00 target price on Callon Petroleum and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, March 9th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 target price on shares of Callon Petroleum in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Jefferies Financial Group set a $18.00 target price on Callon Petroleum and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 14th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $20.00 target price on Callon Petroleum and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 28th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $15.88.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC lifted its holdings in Callon Petroleum (NYSE:CPE) by 11.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 5,891,730 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 587,442 shares during the period. Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC’s holdings in Callon Petroleum were worth $78,006,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Callon Petroleum (NYSE:CPE) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

    A number of other equities analysts have also commented on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Callon Petroleum from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Callon Petroleum from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Jefferies Group reissued a buy rating and issued a $17.00 price target on shares of Callon Petroleum in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Mizuho set a $15.00 price target on shares of Callon Petroleum and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reissued a buy rating and issued a $16.00 price target on shares of Callon Petroleum in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $16.42.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Royal Bank Scotland plc (RBS)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares rose 67.5 percent to $49.96 in pre-market trading after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 62.8 percent to $11.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) rose 23.4 percent to $2.11 in pre-market trading following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) rose 19.1 percent to $5.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
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    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 15.2 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) rose 14.6 percent to $8.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
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    MediciNova, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNOV) rose 8.1 percent to $11.35 in pre-market trading after the company announced opening of Investigational New Drug Application for MN-166 (ibudilast) in glioblastoma.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) shares rose 7.7 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company reported that its President and CEO Hannes Portmann left the company. The company named Raymond Threlkeld as successor.
    Otter Tail Corporation (NASDAQ: OTTR) shares rose 7.4 percent to $46.60 in the pre-market trading session.
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    Several research analysts have recently weighed in on RBS shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Deutsche Bank upgraded Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, March 26th. ValuEngine cut Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Societe Generale upgraded Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, May 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Royal Bank of Scotland Group has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $8.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed their neutral rating on shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group (LON:RBS) in a report issued on Monday.

    Other equities research analysts have also issued reports about the company. Credit Suisse Group restated a neutral rating and set a GBX 290 ($3.89) price target on shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group in a research note on Friday, February 16th. Deutsche Bank restated a buy rating and set a GBX 268.40 ($3.60) price target on shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. Barclays set a GBX 325 ($4.36) price target on Royal Bank of Scotland Group and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Friday, May 11th. Shore Capital upped their price target on Royal Bank of Scotland Group from GBX 265 ($3.56) to GBX 290 ($3.89) and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, May 10th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a neutral rating on shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group in a research note on Friday, May 11th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 288.29 ($3.87).

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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund(AOD)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Alpine Total Dynamic Div (NYSE:AOD) by 14.1% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 101,451 shares of the investment management company’s stock after acquiring an additional 12,551 shares during the period. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. owned 0.09% of Alpine Total Dynamic Div worth $906,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Monro Muffler Brake, Inc.(MNRO)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Qudian Inc. (NYSE: QD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $214.58 million.
    Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE: CMCM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $180.34 million.
    LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: LX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $231.87 million.
    Monro, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNRO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $285.99 million.
    Ryanair Holdings plc (NASDAQ: RYAAY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Avenue Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATXI) rose 29.4 percent to $5.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that its first pivotal Phase 3 trial of IV tramadol achieved the primary and key secondary endpoints.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 16.8 percent to $51.00 in pre-market trading. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) rose 9.3 percent to $5.40 in pre-market trading after falling 28.92 percent on Friday.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares rose 9 percent to $29.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.26 percent on Friday.
    Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETH) rose 6.7 percent to $26.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.64 percent on Friday.
    Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN) rose 5.4 percent to $3.90 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.06 percent on Friday.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) rose 5.2 percent to $34.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.38 percent on Friday.
    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE: WAB) rose 5.1 percent to $100 in pre-market trading. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) agreed to merge its transportation unit with Wabtec.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) shares rose 4.7 percent to $11.50 in pre-market trading.
    Nasdaq, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) shares rose 4.3 percent to $93.98 in the pre-market trading session.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares rose 4.2 percent to $33.25 in pre-market trading. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Monro, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNRO) shares rose 4 percent to $58.35 in pre-market trading as the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings and disclosed that it has acquired Free Service Tire.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 3.7 percent to $19.75 in pre-market trading after falling 4.80 percent on Friday.

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Monday
    Markets are cheering news that the supposed trade war between the United States and China is “on hold,” according to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Mnuchin and U.S. President Donald Trump’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, announced that both nations have reached an agreement, one that established a framework to help address ongoing trade imbalances between the two countries. The prices of crude oil is in focus after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won reelection over the weekend. The election featured a very low turnout and a very large outcry that the vote was rigged. Maduro has a 75% disapproval rating and has been the face of the OPEC member’s widespread mismanagement and economic collapse. Prior to the election, a member of the Trump administration said that the United States would not recognize the authenticity of the election. The United States is considering additional sanctions on Venezuela. Today is a major day for mergers and acquisition activity. Today, Blackstone Group LP(NYSE: BX) announced plans to purchase U.S. hotel operator LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) for a whopping $3.7 billion. The deal comes at a time that the travel industry is experiencing one of the best periods in a decade. If you’re looking for a way to make money ahead of Memorial Day weekend, we show you how here.
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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tucows Inc.(TCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Sean Williams, and Maxx Chatsko]

    So, which stocks do we think are capable of delivering gains like that for shareholders who buy today? We asked a team of investors to weigh in, and they pickedSolarEdge Technologies(NASDAQ:SEDG),Proto Labs(NYSE:PRLB), and Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX).

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  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Online services veteran Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) reported first-quarter earnings last night, and the mixed results failed to impress investors. The stock fell as much as 9.4% Thursday morning before bouncing back to a smaller 6% drop.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.(MMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Crude prices recovered sharply from the profit-taking that we saw ahead of yesterday’s news events, and it is in the Saudis’ best interest to maintain higher market prices as long as the Saudi Aramco deal remains in the future. That said, the U.S. dollar continues to strengthen versus the greenback’s peers, and that could act as a weight upon all commodity prices if that condition were to persist.

    Trade Idea: Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP)

    You’ve heard all about the bottlenecks in domestic distribution. Now, you’ve heard Secretary Mnuchin talk about production. Still, we have to get this stuff to market. When it comes to energy, I have focused on oil services, hence my well-known long positions in both Action Alerts PLUS holding Schlumberger (SLB) , and Halliburton (HAL) .

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Reuben Gregg Brewer, and Travis Hoium]

    With these interesting trends emerging, there’s no doubt that investors are looking at this industry. To help investors start their search for great energy investments, we asked three of our investing contributors to each highlight a stock they see as a great buy now. Here’s why they picked Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP), Brookfield Renewable Partners (NYSE:BEP), and SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Several high-yielding dividend stocks have taken it on the chin this year due to a sell-off in the stock market and rising interest rates. That one-two punch has hit pipeline stocks the hardest, with several top-notch companies tumbling by a double-digit percentage since the start of the year. Three that stand out as excellent options to consider buying now that they’re on sale are Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP), Antero Midstream Partners (NYSE:AM), and Enbridge (NYSE:ENB).

  • [By Danny Vena, Timothy Green, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    With that in mind, we asked three Motley Fool investors to choose companies they believed would help baby boomers reach their goals. They offered convincing arguments for Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP), General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN).

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  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) is one of the largest midstream companies in North America, and it has major dividend plans between 2018 and 2020. By the end of that period, it expects to increase its dividend from $0.50 per share per year (in 2017) to $1.25. That’s huge dividend growth in a short period of time. But don’t get too enamored by that news; the dividend will still be lower than it was before the midstream oil and gas company’s 75% dividend cut in 2016. If you’re looking for dividend income in the midstream space, take a look at longtime dividend payers ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) and Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP) instead.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Trinity Industries Inc.(TRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    5. Trinity Industries (NYSE: TRN)
    This industrial company is trading lower by over 15% in 2018. A substantial shareholder named Valueact Holdings has purchased over one million shares in the $32.00 range.

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After Mondays record-breaking day, when the Dow Jones industrial average, large-company Standard & Poors 500 stock index, tech-dominated Nasdaq composite and the small-cap Russell 2000 all closed at record levels at the same time for the first time since Dec. 31, 1999, the Dow is on the verge of making more headlines and getting a big shout outon the evening news.

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Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018: Enerplus Corporation(ERF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Enerplus Corp. (NYSE: ERF) is a $2.1 billion oil company based in Calgary and trades on both the NYSE and Toronto Stock Exchange. ERF primarily produces crude oil in the Bakken fields in North Dakota and Western Canada.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018: Monro Muffler Brake, Inc.(MNRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Yesterday, shares of Monro Muffler Brake (MNRO) plunged 3.1% after Barron’s Leslie Norton panned the stock in this weekend’s issue of the magazine. And wouldn’t you know it? Monro’s shares are skidding lower once again today.

    Mike Mozart/JeepersMedia

    Norton’s argument was straightforward:

    At a recent $62, Rochester, N.Y.based Monro (ticker: MNRO) trades at a lofty 28 times forward earnings, compared with a 10-year average of 21.1, and 17 times earnings for the Standard & Poors 500. With sales growth slowing as competition increases, Monros strategic goal of achieving 15% annual sales gains and 20% profit growth seems distant.

    Any hint of more sluggish sales could push the shares down at least 10%. Bruce Geller, CEO of money manager Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher, who is short the stock, says, A fairly commoditized business with low organic growth deserves a more reasonable multiple of 20 times.

    That would put the stock in the mid-$40s.

    Shares of Monro Muffler Brake have dropped 4% to $57.59 at 3:49 p.m. today, leaving around 20% of downside.

    UPDATE: This post initially misspelled ‘Brake’ as ‘Break.’ It’s been corrected.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018: Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc.(BUFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Petmed Express and pet stock peerCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) being outstanding performers over the last year or two while pet food stocks Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF) and Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) have not yet lived up to investor expectations:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid cap pet stock Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF)reportedQ1 2017 earnings after the market closed Tuesday.Net sales increased 7.9% to $302.0 million driven primarily by volume growth. Net sales of Dry Foods increased 6.4% to $245.2 million while net sales of Wet Foods, Treats and Other Products increased15.1% to $56.8 million. Net income increased 18.1% to $44.1 million and cash and cash equivalents were $338.2 million as of March31, 2017 versus $292.7 million as of December31, 2016. The CEO commented:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q3 2016 earnings report formid cap pet stock Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF)is scheduled for after the market closes onThursday (November 10th) with earnings beating expectations the last time around.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Petmed Express giving a steady performance before jolting higher this yearand pet stock peerCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) also being agood performer while pet food stocks Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF) and Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) have not yet lived up to investor expectations:

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018: Firsthand Technology Value Fund, Inc.(SVVC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Hibah Yousuf]

    Similarly, Twitter is also the biggest holding in the Firsthand Technology Value Fund (SVVC). With just over 1 million shares of the social media platform, Twitter represents nearly 11% of the total portfolio as of mid-year. Shares of Firsthand Technology Value jumped more than 6% Friday.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018: Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd.(PME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of Chinese fishing company Pingtan Marine Enterprise (NASDAQ:PME) collapsed on Wednesday, closing the day down more than 28.2%. On Thursday, they fell a further 11.9% before recovering to close down only 3.4%.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of Chinese fishing company Pingtan Marine Enterprise (NASDAQ:PME) collapsed on Wednesday, closing the day down more than 28.2%.

    So what

    The selling appears to have been initiated in response to an incendiary reportpublished earlier today by short-seller “Aurelius Value.” Among other things, this report alleged that Pingtan:

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    HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ: HTGM) rose 63.6 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has obtained CE marking in the EU for HTG EdgeSeq ALKPlus Assay.
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    Cancer Genetics Inc (NASDAQ: CGIX) rose 10.3 percent to $3.20 in pre-market trading after the company posted a narrower-than-expected quarterly loss.
    Five Below Inc (NASDAQ: FIVE) rose 8.8 percent to $41.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    FireEye Inc (NASDAQ: FEYE) rose 8 percent to $12.40 in pre-market trading. Goldman Sachs upgraded FireEye from Sell to Buy.
    PVH Corp (NYSE: PVH) shares rose 7.4 percent to $97.60 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter and issued a strong earnings forecast.
    Bitauto Hldg Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: BITA) shares rose 7 percent to $26.00 in pre-market trading after dropping 1.30 percent on Wednesday.
    Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd (NASDAQ: PME) rose 6.6 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.48 pe

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018

&l;p&g;Warren Buffett should let his employees put their money where his mouth is.

For years, the Oracle of Omaha has passionately argued the virtue of low-cost index funds. In his 2016 letter to shareholders, he &l;a href=&q;http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2016ltr.pdf&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;proclaimed&l;/a&g; that &a;ldquo;investors, on average and over time, will do better with a low-cost index fund than with a group of funds of funds.&a;rdquo; Moreover, he has specifically focused on passive investing as a mechanism for people to boost long-term retirement savings, &l;a href=&q;https://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/12/warren-buffett-says-index-funds-make-the-best-retirement-sense-practically-all-the-time.html&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;recommending&l;/a&g; that investors &a;ldquo;consistently buy an S&a;amp;P 500 low-cost index fund I think it&s;s the thing that makes the most sense practically all of the time.&a;rdquo;

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Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: Monro Muffler Brake, Inc.(MNRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Yesterday, shares of Monro Muffler Brake (MNRO) plunged 3.1% after Barron’s Leslie Norton panned the stock in this weekend’s issue of the magazine. And wouldn’t you know it? Monro’s shares are skidding lower once again today.

    Mike Mozart/JeepersMedia

    Norton’s argument was straightforward:

    At a recent $62, Rochester, N.Y.based Monro (ticker: MNRO) trades at a lofty 28 times forward earnings, compared with a 10-year average of 21.1, and 17 times earnings for the Standard & Poors 500. With sales growth slowing as competition increases, Monros strategic goal of achieving 15% annual sales gains and 20% profit growth seems distant.

    Any hint of more sluggish sales could push the shares down at least 10%. Bruce Geller, CEO of money manager Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher, who is short the stock, says, A fairly commoditized business with low organic growth deserves a more reasonable multiple of 20 times.

    That would put the stock in the mid-$40s.

    Shares of Monro Muffler Brake have dropped 4% to $57.59 at 3:49 p.m. today, leaving around 20% of downside.

    UPDATE: This post initially misspelled ‘Brake’ as ‘Break.’ It’s been corrected.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New(SIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    All is not lost for retail, however. Cramer continued to recommend the closeout and discount chains like TJX Stores (TJX) , Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (OLLI) and Burlington Stores (BURL) . He was also bullish on those who cater to the millennials, like Six Flags (SIX) , Dave & Busters (PLAY) and Foot Locker (FL) , where trying on shoes never seems to go out of style.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Six Flags Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: SIX) also recently had a large buyer acquiring more shares of the company. CEO and the President John Duffey bought a total of 25,000 shares of the theme park giant at $59.93 per share. The total for the trade was posted at $1,498,198. The stock closed last Friday at $59.96. The 52-week range for the shares is $45.24 to $62.69. The consensus price target is $62.43.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Cara Therapeutics (CARA) , Verizon (VZ) , Radius Health (RDUS) and Six Flags (SIX) .

    Cramer was bearish on Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ) , General Motors (GM) , Pandora Media (P) , Cedar Fair (FUN) , Quotient Technology (QUOT) and Rite Aid (RAD) .

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    That’s not to say the consumer never leaves the house, but when they do, they shop for their homes at Home Depot (HD) and Home Goods, the TJX Stores (TJX) chain that’s knocking it out of the park. The consumer is also visiting theme parks like Six Flags (SIX) and Walt Disney (DIS) and they’re also going on Carnival Cruises (CCL) .

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: Big Lots, Inc.(BIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) reported upbeat earnings for its third quarter and raised its profit outlook for the year.

    Big Lots posted quarterly earnings of $0.04 per share, on revenue of $1.105 billion. However, analysts were expecting a loss of $0.01 per share on revenue of $1.12 billion.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, and raised its FY17 guidance.

    Big Lots posted quarterly earnings of $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.111 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.04 per share on revenue of $1.12 billion. Its comparable store sales rose 1 percent during the quarter.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows small cap off-price or value price retailers like Five Belowand Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) along with large capRoss Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: ROST) largely moving higher in positive territoryamidstvolatility:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, and raised its FY17 guidance.

    Big Lots posted quarterly earnings of $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.111 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.04 per share on revenue of $1.12 billion. Its comparable store sales rose 1 percent during the quarter.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: Carnival Corporation(CUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE:CCL) (NYSE:CUK)shareholders have to be feeling pretty good these days. The stock hit yet another new high on Friday, and the stock is trading 13% higher so far in 2017.It’s been smooth sailing so far this year, but the first big test comes on Tuesday morning when the world’s largest cruise line operator reports financial results for its fiscal first quarter.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: RAIT Financial Trust(RAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE: RAS) were down 9 percent to $1.09. FBR Capital downgraded RAIT Financial Trust from Buy to Neutral.

    Rave Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: RAVE) was down, falling around 18 percent to $1.65. RAVE Restaurant reported a $5 million equity rights offering.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: Oclaro, Inc.(OCLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Friday's regular session.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Oclaro Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR) is a Silicon Valley-based semiconductor equipment company. It is a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of modules, optical components, and subsystems for data center, metro, and long-haul markets worldwide.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is thefifth mostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 47.69% according to Highshortnterest.com.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is themostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of optical component companies have dropped today, includingOclaro (NASDAQ:OCLR), Acacia (NASDAQ:ACIA), Lumentum (NASDAQ:LITE), and Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR), whose shares were down 11%, 11%, 6%, and 3%, respectively, as of 3:30 p.m. EDT, after the U.S. broadened its investigation regarding compliance with sanctions programs.