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Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

News stories about Parsley Energy (NYSE:PE) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Parsley Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the oil and natural gas company an impact score of 48.0457308200119 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: EXCO Resources NL(XCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Press coverage about EXCO Resources (NYSE:XCO) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EXCO Resources earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the oil and natural gas company an impact score of 45.0615500193326 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    X-Coin (CURRENCY:XCO) traded up 3% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 18:00 PM ET on August 21st. During the last week, X-Coin has traded up 3.4% against the US dollar. One X-Coin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0058 or 0.00000089 BTC on major exchanges including Cryptopia and YoBit. X-Coin has a total market cap of $71,468.00 and approximately $60.00 worth of X-Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    X-Coin (CURRENCY:XCO) traded down 14.7% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 12:00 PM Eastern on June 27th. During the last week, X-Coin has traded 22.2% lower against the dollar. One X-Coin coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0079 or 0.00000130 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia and YoBit. X-Coin has a total market cap of $98,336.00 and approximately $1,753.00 worth of X-Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    X-Coin (CURRENCY:XCO) traded down 1.3% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 7:00 AM E.T. on July 1st. During the last week, X-Coin has traded up 37.4% against the dollar. One X-Coin coin can now be bought for $0.0088 or 0.00000137 BTC on major exchanges including Cryptopia and YoBit. X-Coin has a total market cap of $108,460.00 and approximately $881.00 worth of X-Coin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    X-Coin (CURRENCY:XCO) traded down 8.9% against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on May 28th. X-Coin has a total market cap of $76,806.00 and $235.00 worth of X-Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, X-Coin has traded 15.7% lower against the U.S. dollar. One X-Coin coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0062 or 0.00000087 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia and YoBit.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    X-Coin (XCO) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the SHA256 hashing algorithm. Its launch date was February 26th, 2015. X-Coin’s total supply is 12,384,976 coins. X-Coin’s official website is x-coin.info. X-Coin’s official Twitter account is @XcoinNews and its Facebook page is accessible here.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Vaalco Energy Inc(EGY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE:EGY)’s share price gapped up before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $2.53, but opened at $2.59. VAALCO Energy shares last traded at $2.75, with a volume of 2086739 shares trading hands.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) shares jumped 28.5 percent to $14.91 in reaction to a new licensing agreement with Europe-based Vifor Pharma. As part of the agreement, the biopharmaceutical company that alleviates pain licensed worldwide rights (except U.S., Japan, and South Korea) to Vifor Pharma to commercialize its KORSUVA therapy to Vifor $70 million.
    EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP) rose 21.5 percent to $19.44. EVO Payments priced its IPO at $16 per share.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) jumped 16.3 percent to $118.92 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) shares gained 13.4 percent to $132.225 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.
    OneSmart International Edun Gr Ltd – ADR (NYSE: ONE) shares rose 12.2 percent to $13.52
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares gained 11.4 percent to $2.2164 after surging 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) rose 10.4 percent to $13.02 after announcing pricing of public offering.
    KemPharm, Inc. (NASDAQ: KMPH) gained 10.3 percent to $6.725. Janney Capital initiated coverage on KemPharm with a Buy rating.
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares rose 10 percent to $2.1894 after climbing 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) rose 9.5 percent to $93.92. Lowe's reported downbeat results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    xG Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: XGTI) jumped 9.1 percent to $0.829 after the company’s subsidiary IMT Vislink received a $1.4 million order from the U.S. Air Force.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) rose 8.6 percent to $2.34 after dropping 10.04 percent on Tuesday.
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) rose 8.4 percent to $34.99. American Equity Investment Life confirmed preliminary talks related to a potential deal.
    Boxl
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares jumped 113.5 percent to $0.6737 after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares rose 35.34 percent to close at $3.32.
    Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW) shares gained 30.36 percent to $3.65.
    Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XTNT) shares jumped 25.6 percent to $7.4701 after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for InTice™-C Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody System.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares surged 20 percent to $2.495.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) surged 17.04 percent to $2.61.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 15 percent to $8.32 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the development of next generation interactive educational activities.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) gained 15 percent to $3.39.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 13.7 percent to $49.64. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    FRONTEO, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEO) shares rose 11.8 percent to $20.956.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares jumped 11.1 percent to $3.38.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) rose 10.6 percent to $7.41.
    NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares gained 9 percent to $2.32.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) rose 7.6 percent to $24.19. Northcoast Research upgraded Kelly Services from Neutral to Buy.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $33.70. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) gained 5.5 percent to $32.56. KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx from Sector Weight to Overweight.
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:
  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    And after taking a look at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a small-cap stock that just signed a deal with Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB)…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) $6.00 288.51%
    Enterprise GP Holdings LP (NYSE: EPE) $2.94 44.00%
    Opko Health Inc. (Nasdaq: OPK) $4.79 43.49%
    MYnd Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYND) $3.15 38.84%
    Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ARWR) $0.52 37.80%
    Mid-Con Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: MCEP) $2.08 36.81%
    VAALCO Energy (NYSE: EGY) $1.49 36.04%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $3.16 35.04%
    WideOpenWest Inc. (NYSE: WOW) $8.41 34.52%
    Legacy Reserves LP (Nasdaq: LGCY) $8.43 33.61%

    While these gains are certainly exciting, it’s important to recognize that investing in penny stocks is also a risky investment strategy.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Tengasco, Inc.(TGC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Tigercoin (CURRENCY:TGC) traded 12.1% lower against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on May 6th. One Tigercoin coin can now be bought for $0.0077 or 0.00000083 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. In the last week, Tigercoin has traded 6.4% lower against the US dollar. Tigercoin has a total market cap of $334,680.00 and approximately $64.00 worth of Tigercoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tigercoin (TGC) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the SHA256 hashing algorithm. It launched on September 6th, 2013. Tigercoin’s total supply is 43,536,800 coins. The official website for Tigercoin is tigercoin.wordpress.com. Tigercoin’s official Twitter account is @TigerCoin.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tigercoin (CURRENCY:TGC) traded flat against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 18:00 PM ET on October 5th. Tigercoin has a market cap of $103,538.00 and approximately $3.00 worth of Tigercoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Tigercoin coin can now be purchased for about $0.0024 or 0.00000036 BTC on major exchanges. Over the last week, Tigercoin has traded 12.4% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tigercoin (CURRENCY:TGC) traded down 3.5% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 7:00 AM E.T. on August 23rd. During the last seven days, Tigercoin has traded 8.4% lower against the dollar. Tigercoin has a total market capitalization of $98,130.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Tigercoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Tigercoin coin can now be purchased for about $0.0023 or 0.00000035 BTC on popular exchanges.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Foresight Energy LP(FELP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Foresight Energy (NYSE:FELP) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The energy company reported ($0.15) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.07) by ($0.08), reports. Foresight Energy had a negative net margin of 18.78% and a negative return on equity of 3.93%.

  • [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 Max Byerly]

    News articles about Foresight Energy (NYSE:FELP) have been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Foresight Energy earned a coverage optimism score of -0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the energy company an impact score of 49.7617312910306 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    The upgrade makes Valero one of Morgan Stanley’s top R&M picks along with Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC).

    Price Action

    Valero Energy shares were up 4.7 percent at $120.36 at the time of publication Thursday morning. 

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) is rated as Buy with a $95 price objective. This was said to be based on an assessed cash flow value of it its refining and retail segments by treating the assets as annuities after stripping out the maintenance capital plus the market value of interest in publicly traded midstream businesses. Shares of Marathon were trading down 0.5% at $64.66.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Element Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 20,725 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,515,000.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    MPLX has undergone a dramatic change in the past year. In February, the company completed two important strategic transactions with refining giant Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC). First, the company acquired the rest of the midstream assets owned by Marathon in an $8.1 billion deal. In addition to that, the two companies simplified their relationship by eliminating the incentive distribution rights (IDRs) held by Marathon, which entitled it to a significant portion of MPLX’s cash flow in a $10.1 billion deal. These transactions eliminated a costly burden, simplified its structure, and added a significant new revenue stream.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Southwestern Energy Company(SWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) specializes in the extraction of natural gas in areas spread throughout North America.

    Southwestern has rights to drill in more than 918,000 acres across Pennsylvania and West Virginia, the energy-rich area of the Appalachian Basin.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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

    These are the top 5 holdings of DFT Energy LPWhiting Petroleum Corp (WLL) – 400,000 shares, 18.19% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 2.56%Hess Corp (HES) – 170,000 shares, 11.57% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 30.77%Noble Energy Inc (NBL) – 200,000 shares, 8.15% of the total portfolio. Southwestern Energy Co (SWN) – 1,360,000 shares, 7.92% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 4.62%Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC)

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) which traded up about 7% at $5.65. The stock’s 52-week range is $3.42 to $6.72. Volume was about 25.4 million compared to the daily average volume of 18.6 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) which rose over 5% to $5.77. The stock’s 52-week range is $4.90 to $10.99. Volume was about 19 million compared to its average volume of nearly 17 million.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) produces natural gas all over North America. It has drilling rights for over 918,000 acres in West Virginia and Pennsylvania in the Appalachian Basin.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019

Venator Materials PLC (NYSE: VNTR) shares remained relatively flat after the firm announced that it would be launching a secondary offering. The company is offering 18.0 million shares, with an overallotment option for an additional 4.0 million.

This company only came public in August 2017, but since that time the stock has more or less kept pace with the markets. Also while the markets are at all-time highs, now seems like as good a time as any to take some profits.

The underwriters for this offering are Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan.

This leading global manufacturer and marketer of chemical products intends to improve the quality of life for downstream consumers and promote a sustainable future. Its products comprise a broad range of pigments and additives that bring color and vibrancy to buildings, protect and extend product life and reduce energy consumption.

The company markets its products globally to a diversified group of industrial customers through two segments: Titanium Dioxide, which consists of its TiO2 business, and Performance Additives, which consists of its functional additives, color pigments, timber treatment and water treatment businesses.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Independence Contract Drilling, Inc.(ICD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Independence Contract Drilling (ICD)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Independence Contract (NYSE: ICD) and Pacific Drilling (OTCMKTS:PACDQ) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and profitability.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of AXAR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L.P.’s stock buys and sells, go to https://www.gurufocus.com/guru/axar+capital+management+l.p./current-portfolio/portfolio

    These are the top 5 holdings of AXAR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L.P.SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) – 1,220,000 shares, 91.31% of the total portfolio. Stonemor Partners LP (STON) – 7,384,970 shares, 4.64% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 7.35%Patterson-UTI Energy Inc (PTEN) – 730,000 shares, 2.26% of the total portfolio. Independence Contract Drilling Inc (ICD) – 969,662 shares, 0.91% of the total portfolio. New PositionStage Stores Inc (SSI) – 3,700,000 shares, 0.82% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 6

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of AXAR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L.P.’s stock buys and sells, go to https://www.gurufocus.com/guru/axar+capital+management+l.p./current-portfolio/portfolio

    These are the top 5 holdings of AXAR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L.P.SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) – 1,220,000 shares, 91.31% of the total portfolio. Stonemor Partners LP (STON) – 7,384,970 shares, 4.64% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 7.35%Patterson-UTI Energy Inc (PTEN) – 730,000 shares, 2.26% of the total portfolio. Independence Contract Drilling Inc (ICD) – 969,662 shares, 0.91% of the total portfolio. New PositionStage Stores Inc (SSI) – 3,700,000 shares, 0.82% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 6

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: SandRidge Permian Trust(PER)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about SandRidge Permian Trust (NYSE:PER) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog 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. SandRidge Permian Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.3601951962152 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc. boosted its position in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) by 13.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 50,896 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,093 shares during the quarter. Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Marathon Petroleum were worth $3,003,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    Early that day, Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC) announced it would buy oil refiner Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV) in a $23 billion deal, or roughly $152 per share, a premium of about 24% over Friday’s closing price. Shares immediately rocketed 16% on the news.

  • [By John Bromels]

    Shares of oil refiner HollyFrontier fell 11.3% in June thanks to weakness across the refining sector. Shares of fellow refiners Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO), Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV), and Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) were also down between 8.6% and 11.2%, making HollyFrontier the worst performer of the group for the month of June. 

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Early on in the second quarter, Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV) and Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) announced they would be joining forces in a $23 billion deal that will make the combined entity the largest independent oil refiner in North America. Even though the deal hasn’t actually closed, Andeavor’s second-quarter earnings and recent management moves point to a company that is just waiting to sign off on the official statement. 

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Icahn Enterprises L.P.(IEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. lessened its holdings in shares of Icahn Enterprises LP (NASDAQ:IEP) by 2.7% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 5,603 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after selling 157 shares during the quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.’s holdings in Icahn Enterprises were worth $320,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Carl Icahn’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Carl+Icahn

    These are the top 5 holdings of Carl IcahnIcahn Enterprises LP (IEP) – 166,393,350 shares, 48.97% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 5.38%CVR Energy Inc (CVI) – 71,198,718 shares, 10.91% of the total portfolio. Herbalife Nutrition Ltd (HLF) – 35,227,904 shares, 7.84% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 22.99%Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG) – 23,680,490 shares, 6.39% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 27.54%Freeport-McMoRan

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Carl Icahn’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Carl+Icahn

    These are the top 5 holdings of Carl IcahnIcahn Enterprises LP (IEP) – 166,393,350 shares, 48.97% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 5.38%CVR Energy Inc (CVI) – 71,198,718 shares, 10.91% of the total portfolio. Herbalife Nutrition Ltd (HLF) – 35,227,904 shares, 7.84% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 22.99%Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG) – 23,680,490 shares, 6.39% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 27.54%Freeport-McMoRan

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    The entities with stakes tied to Carl Icahn and associates are Icahn Capital LP (IEP) are shortened into the names of High River, Hopper, Barberry, Icahn Offshore, Icahn Partners, Icahn Master, Icahn Onshore, Icahn Capital, IPH, Icahn Enterprises Holdings, Beckton, and Icahn Enterprises GP.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Icahn Enterprises LP Common Stock (NASDAQ:IEP)’s share price was down 8.2% on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $65.71 and last traded at $67.10. Approximately 645,970 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 493% from the average daily volume of 108,845 shares. The stock had previously closed at $73.11.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Concho Resources Inc.(CXO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Concho Resources Inc (NYSE:CXO) announced a special dividend on Wednesday, February 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 1st will be given a dividend of 0.125 per share by the oil and natural gas company on Friday, March 29th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 28th.

  • [By ]

    The hot list:

    Align Technology (ALGN) (+22% revenue growth estimate) Amazon (AMZN) (+22%) Autodesk (ADSK) (+27%) Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) (+34%) Concho Resources (CXO) (+30%) Facebook (FB) (+27%) Netflix (NFLX) (+25%) Pentair (PNR) (+22%) Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) (+22)

    “Firms with high revenue growth should outperform the S&P 500 during the next 12 months as the index climbs by 6% to our target of 2875,” says Kostin. 

  • [By ]

    With producers like Concho Resources (NYSE: CXO) and Occidental Petroleum (NYSE: OXY) filing permits to drill nearly 20,000 new wells nationwide this year, forecasters believe frac sand usage will top 110 million tons.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO), likewise, is planning to invest less money into the Permian in 2019. The driller, which also went on a spending spree last year, including buying rival RSP Permian for $9.5 billion, is reducing its 2019 spending plan to $2.9 billion. That’s 17% lower than its initial forecast. By moderating its activity, Concho Resources can generate more free cash flow, which will help support its recently initiated dividend.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO) was upgraded by research analysts at Goldman Sachs Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Wednesday, The Fly reports.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019

Peter Krauth

Many investors will tell you gold is the ultimate safe haven, but here’s the thing – silver is poised to deliver extreme outperformance over the next several years.

Let me explain how I know this.

You see, I spend countless hours researching silver, gold, and a plethora of commodities and related investment opportunities.

So I know silver is, without a doubt, the most undervalued resource right now, based on a number of metrics.

In fact, some of the best research to be gleaned on this very topic comes from the Silver Institute’s World Silver Survey 2018, the 28th annual edition of this global analysis.

For anyone studying the sector as I do, it’s an indispensable tool providing an in-depth view of the state of the silver markets.

And for those who don’t study it, I’m going to show you my condensed review of this year’s survey, as well as a suggestion for how you can leverage silver’s bullish outlook.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.(SBGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: SBGI) and GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock (NYSE:TGNA) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Liberty Media Formula One Series A (NASDAQ: FWONA) and Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ:SBGI) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Shares of Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ:SBGI) climbed 17.3% in June, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

    The media company’s share price saw its biggest gains following the announcement that AT&T’s (NYSE:T) merger with Time Warner had been granted approval by a federal court judge. The court’s ruling signaled a high likelihood that Sinclair will be able to proceed with its planned $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media (NYSE:TRCO). Shares of Tribune Media climbed roughly 6.7% in the month.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Toll Brothers Inc.(TOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on T-Mobile US (TMUS) , Lennar (LEN) , Toll Brothers (TOL) , Tyson Foods (TSN) , JB Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) and International Paper (IP) .

  • [By ]

    Higher rates can hurt stocks of companies like homebuilders, which rely on affordable mortgage rates for their customers. “Nobody trusts the homebuilders past the day they report because the litany is always: ‘This is the last good quarter when it comes to Lennar (LEN) , Toll Brothers (TOL) , D.R. Horton (DHI) , Taylor Morrison (TMHC) and PulteGroup (PHM) .'”

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Toll Brothers (TOL)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, Tyler Crowe, and John Bromels]

    If you’re shopping for great buys in the oil patch right now, three Motley Fool contributors think you should take a close look at tech-heavy but asset-light oilfield services providerCore Laboratories N.V.(NYSE:CLB), value-priced independent oil producerApache Corporation(NYSE:APA), and refining giantMarathon Petroleum Corp(NYSE:MPC).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders bought shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) on weakness during trading on Thursday. $138.21 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $102.43 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $35.78 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Marathon Petroleum had the 13th highest net in-flow for the day. Marathon Petroleum traded down ($1.22) for the day and closed at $69.60

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press 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. Marathon Petroleum earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.2436065193767 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: T-Mobile US, Inc.(TMUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

    Even asSprint (NYSE:S) waits for federal regulators to consider its mergerwith T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS), it still has to focus on its own operations. Moving forward, it’s going to continue to employ some of the strategies it currently uses to gain customers — but amp them up.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Merrill Lynch rates shares of T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) as Underperform with a $45 price objective. That is significantly under the current $63.09 share price. And the firm’s rating on Sprint Corporation is also Underperform, and the $3.00 price objective is under the current $5.20 price for Sprint’s stock.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    A merger and acquisition several years in the making between Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) and T-Mobile U.S. Inc. (Nasdaq: TMUS) is roiling the telecoms market. TMUS agreed to pay $26 billion for Sprint on April 29.

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on T-Mobile US (TMUS) , Lennar (LEN) , Toll Brothers (TOL) , Tyson Foods (TSN) , JB Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) and International Paper (IP) .

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Hill-Rom Holdings Inc(HRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) reached a new 52-week high on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $94.72 and last traded at $94.23, with a volume of 536165 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $91.38.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB raised its holdings in shares of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) by 32.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 8,102 shares of the medical technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,000 shares during the quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB’s holdings in Hill-Rom were worth $705,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Hill-Rom (HRC)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC) and CAS Medical Systems (NASDAQ:CASM) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019

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As the amount of renewable energy in global electricity networks continues to surge, a new question arises &a;ndash; when will renewables become the dominant source of energy?

A new report, the &l;a href=&q;https://www.lr.org/techradar&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;Lloyd&a;rsquo;s Register 2018 Technology Radar&l;/a&g;, examines this issue and also looks at which technologies are likely to have the biggest impact in different countries and what are the key drivers and barriers to success.

A survey of 800 key industry figures found that China would be the first country to achieve grid parity, in 2022, followed by Spain and the United Arab Emirates two years later in 2024. This is the same year that Germany and the UK are expected to see grid parity for wind power, followed a year later by Denmark and the USA. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) &l;a href=&q;http://www.irena.org/newsroom/pressreleases/2018/Jan/Onshore-Wind-Power-Now-as-Affordable-as-Any-Other-Source&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;said recently&l;/a&g; that clean energy sources will be cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Investors sold shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) on strength during trading hours on Friday. $76.54 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $428.44 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $351.90 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Marathon Petroleum had the 7th highest net out-flow for the day. Marathon Petroleum traded up $0.14 for the day and closed at $72.62

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Marathon Petroleum (MPC)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) which rose about 5% to $80.85. The stocks 52-week range is $49.30 to $83.27. Volume was about 9 million compared to the daily average volume of 5 million.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Energy was the other S&P sector in the green yesterday, helped by rising oil prices and excitement about the tie up between Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC) and Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV). Devon Energy Corp (NYSE: DVN) was the biggest gainer in the sector, rising more than 5 percent after the company raised its annual production forecast. (See more on oil below.)

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders bought shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) on weakness during trading on Thursday. $138.21 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $102.43 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $35.78 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Marathon Petroleum had the 13th highest net in-flow for the day. Marathon Petroleum traded down ($1.22) for the day and closed at $69.60

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Matthew DiLallo, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Fortunately for those looking at these attractive valuations, oil’s end-of-days scenario is likely a ways down the road. So we asked three Fool.com contributors to highlight a stock they see in the oil industry right now that looks attractive. Here’s why they picked Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA), Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC), and Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP).

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Tele Celular Sul Participacoes S.A.(TSU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Trisura Group (TSE:TSU) insider David James Clare acquired 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 16th. The stock was acquired at an average price of C$25.22 per share, with a total value of C$252,200.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TIM Participacoes (NYSE: TSU) and Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: EV Energy Partners, L.P.(EVEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

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

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

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Adams Diversified Equity Fund, Inc.(ADX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AdEx (CURRENCY:ADX) traded 2.3% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 15:00 PM E.T. on May 12th. One AdEx token can now be purchased for $0.77 or 0.00009068 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX, EtherDelta (ForkDelta), Binance and Gatecoin. During the last seven days, AdEx has traded 25.9% lower against the U.S. dollar. AdEx has a total market cap of $56.24 million and $2.87 million worth of AdEx was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AdEx (CURRENCY:ADX) traded up 9.2% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 18:00 PM Eastern on April 24th. In the last seven days, AdEx has traded up 47.7% against the dollar. One AdEx token can now be purchased for about $1.12 or 0.00011782 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX, Huobi, EtherDelta (ForkDelta) and Liqui. AdEx has a total market cap of $81.99 million and approximately $13.84 million worth of AdEx was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: TE Connectivity Ltd.(TEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Achmea Investment Management B.V. increased its stake in TE Connectivity Ltd (NYSE:TEL) by 2.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 235,540 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,726 shares during the quarter. Achmea Investment Management B.V. owned approximately 0.07% of TE Connectivity worth $18,665,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TE Connectivity Ltd (NYSE:TEL) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the fourteen research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and nine have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $114.30.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    United Capital Financial Advisers LLC boosted its position in TE Connectivity Ltd (NYSE:TEL) by 18.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 11,098 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,736 shares during the quarter. United Capital Financial Advisers LLC’s holdings in TE Connectivity were worth $1,109,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. lifted its stake in shares of TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE:TEL) by 0.9% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,295,222 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,957 shares during the quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s holdings in TE Connectivity were worth $129,394,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Best Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now

Small cap textbook stock Chegg Inc (NYSE: CHGG) reported Q2 2017 earnings after the market closed Tuesday with thestock having been shorted for some time and still having elevated short interest of 32.22% according to Highshortinterest.com. Total net revenuesrose 6% to$56.3 million as Chegg Services Revenues grew 50% year-over-year to $44.7 million, or 79% of total net revenues, compared to 56% in Q2 2016. The net loss was $6.025 million versus a net loss of $9.008 million. The Chairman/CEO commented:

“The momentum we saw in Q1 continued into Q2, as we exceeded our expectations on both revenue and profitability. As engagement with Chegg Services expands, we have increased confidence to raise our guidance for the full year. We believe that Chegg is becoming the largest direct-to-student platform in the country, with students increasingly dependent on Chegg to master their subjects, pass their classes, and graduate. In the first half of this year students viewed almost 200 million pieces of Chegg Study content, created over 290 million new citations, and were tutored in over 180 different subjects.”

Best Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now: American Superconductor Corporation(AMSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    American Superconductor Corp.(Nasdaq: AMSC), based in Massachusetts, manufactures two-megawatt wind turbines and supplies for the construction of electrical power grids.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) had its price target upped by investment analysts at B. Riley from $6.00 to $7.00 in a research note issued on Monday. The firm presently has a “neutral” rating on the technology company’s stock. B. Riley’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 10.06% from the company’s current price.

Best Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Marathon Petroleum Co. (NYSE:MPC) was up 0% on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $80.92 and last traded at $80.71. Approximately 9,675,468 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 106% from the average daily volume of 4,705,561 shares. The stock had previously closed at $80.71.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H
  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Over the past several quarters, Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) has presented investors with an awfully attractive investment case. While earnings suffered a bit in 2016 and early 2017 from weak refining margins across the U.S., the company continued to churn out cash that it then gave back to investors in the form of sizable dividend increases and stock repurchase plans.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Marathon Petroleum (MPC)

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Best Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now: MCBC Holdings, Inc.(MCFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of MCBC Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MCFT) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $28.08.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MCBC Holdings (NASDAQ:MCFT) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $30.42 and last traded at $30.27, with a volume of 14269 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $29.28.

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

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019

New York, NY, based Investment company MSDC Management, L.P. buys Egalet Corp, Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc, Nabriva Therapeutics AG, Nabriva Therapeutics AG, sells Altaba Inc, Nexstar Media Group Inc, Cedar Fair LP, US Foods Holding Corp, Vistra Energy Corp during the 3-months ended 2017-09-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, MSDC Management, L.P.. As of 2017-09-30, MSDC Management, L.P. owns 34 stocks with a total value of $3.4 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: EGLT, ITCI, NBRV, NBRV, Added Positions: APO, Reduced Positions: AABA, NXST, FUN, QSR, HRG, MIC, SSNC, Sold Out: USFD, VST, NYRT, CDZI, KRNT, VRTV, NEOS,

For the details of MSDC Management, L.P.’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=MSDC+Management%2C+L.P.

These are the top 5 holdings of MSDC Management, L.P.SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) – 8,440,000 shares, 61.9% of the total portfolio. SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) – 800,000 shares, 5.87% of the total portfolio. Macquarie Infrastructure Corp (MIC) – 2,162,991 shares, 4.56% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 6.23%Altaba Inc (AABA) – 2,338,587 shares, 4.52% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 47.78%SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc (SSNC) – 2,670,208 shares, 3.13% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 6.25%New Purchase: Egalet Corp (EGLT)

MSDC Management, L.P. initiated holdings in Egalet Corp. The purchase prices were between $1.02 and $2.54, with an estimated average price of $1.35. The stock is now traded at around $1.19. The impact to the portfolio due to this purchase was 0.04%. The holdings were 1,060,100 shares as of 2017-09-30.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: NOW Inc.(DNOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    68 percent of flight attendants say they have experienced sexual harassment on the job (finance.yahoo.com) ValuEngine Lowers Alaska Air Group (ALK) to Sell (americanbankingnews.com) Enamoring Five Stocks: Fitbit, Inc. (NYSE:FIT), Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK), NOW Inc. (NYSE:DNOW), Leidos … (thestreetpoint.com) Average True Range under Trader’s Radar Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) (stocktradingdesk.com) Undertaking Stocks: Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY), Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK), Innoviva, Inc. (NASDAQ … (journalfinance.net)

    ALK has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Morgan Stanley set a $78.00 price objective on Alaska Air Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price objective (down previously from $115.00) on shares of Alaska Air Group in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Buckingham Research dropped their price objective on Alaska Air Group from $90.00 to $88.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, January 26th. TheStreet lowered Alaska Air Group from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Barclays lowered Alaska Air Group from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $90.00 to $80.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $85.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report published on Friday.

    A number of other research analysts have also recently commented on the company. TheStreet upgraded DistributionNOW from a d+ rating to a c rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 16th. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price objective on DistributionNOW from $13.00 to $15.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Cowen restated a market perform rating and set a $11.00 price objective (up previously from $9.00) on shares of DistributionNOW in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $11.00 price objective on DistributionNOW and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Friday, April 13th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group restated a neutral rating and set a $10.00 price objective (down previously from $12.00) on shares of DistributionNOW in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $13.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) and DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fourteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $12.50.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Geopark Ltd(GPRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Geopark (NYSE:GPRK) in a research note published on Tuesday morning.

    “We expect the Street to raise its estimates once again on the back of these strong results.”,” the firm’s analyst wrote.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: SM Energy Company(SM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of oil producers Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) and SM Energy (NYSE:SM), as well as units ofGolar LNG Partners LP (NASDAQ:GMLP), an MLPthat owns liquified natural gas carriers and floating storage and regasification units, all declined by double digits by Friday afternoon. Lower oil prices weighed on the first two, while an analyst downgrade was the culprit in the latter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SM Energy (NYSE:SM) – Equities research analysts at Seaport Global Securities lifted their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of SM Energy in a research report issued on Wednesday, May 23rd. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly now anticipates that the energy company will post earnings per share of ($0.08) for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($0.09). Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for SM Energy’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.00 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.06 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.00 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.06 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.35 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.48 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.89 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Strategic Global Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) by 38.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 16,244 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,480 shares during the quarter. Strategic Global Advisors LLC’s holdings in Marathon Petroleum were worth $1,188,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) which rose about 5% to $80.85. The stocks 52-week range is $49.30 to $83.27. Volume was about 9 million compared to the daily average volume of 5 million.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Not only is Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) the newest member of the Franchise List, but it is a returning member. Also, the company has begunof the long process of completing a massive purchase of another refining giant. Marathon agreed to buy rival Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV) for $23.3 billion in the biggest-ever deal for an oil refiner. That would create the largest independent fuel maker in the United States.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Investors sold shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) on strength during trading hours on Friday. $76.54 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $428.44 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $351.90 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Marathon Petroleum had the 7th highest net out-flow for the day. Marathon Petroleum traded up $0.14 for the day and closed at $72.62

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    MPLX (NYSE:MPLX) has undergone a significant transformation over the past year and a half. The master limited partnership (MLP) completed several transactions with its oil refining parent Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC), which diversified its midstream portfolio and eliminated costly management fees. Those moves position MPLX to continue growing its rock-solid 6.8%-yielding payout at a healthy clip for the next several years, making it an excellent option for income-seeking investors to consider buying.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Dril-Quip, Inc.(DRQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dril-Quip, Inc. (NYSE:DRQ) – Stock analysts at Piper Jaffray issued their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Dril-Quip in a research note issued on Monday, May 14th. Piper Jaffray analyst I. Macpherson anticipates that the oil and gas company will post earnings per share of ($0.11) for the quarter. Piper Jaffray currently has a “Hold” rating and a $40.00 price target on the stock. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Dril-Quip’s Q3 2018 earnings at ($0.08) EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.09) EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at ($0.03) EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.02 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.08 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.08 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.64 EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gabelli Funds LLC grew its holdings in Dril-Quip, Inc. (NYSE:DRQ) by 4.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 55,500 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,500 shares during the period. Gabelli Funds LLC owned about 0.15% of Dril-Quip worth $2,486,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dril-Quip (NYSE: DRQ) is one of 14 public companies in the “Oil & gas field machinery” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Dril-Quip to related companies based on the strength of its risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure (NYSE: SOI) and Dril-Quip (NYSE:DRQ) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Best Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019

(Editor’s note: There is much greater liquidity on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under ticker Z01).

The Elevator Pitch

Zooplus (OTC:ZOPLY) (OTC:ZLPSF) is the leading online retailer of pet food and supplies in Europe. Generally, in a commoditized market such as selling pet food, the lowest cost provider with the best customer service has the “right to win”. We believe that Zooplus will be this winner, given its structural cost advantage versus its competitors (which we explore below). Additionally, customer satisfaction is extremely high, and we can clearly see customers’ appreciation for the company’s value proposition, as evidenced by the 94% sales retention rate. These unbeatable low prices and high customer satisfaction have led to a 31% annualized sales growth rate since 2010, while still possessing a long runway for continued expansion.

We believe the market is underestimating the long-term earnings power of the firm and consequently significantly undervaluing the company. For instance, the stock is currently trading at 0.9x 2016 sales while comparable acquisitions have taken place at 2-6x multiples. Additionally, we believe at maturity, the business will have normalized operating margins of 8-10%, implying a valuation of ~10x normalized EBIT.

Best Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Transcananda Pipelines Ltd.(TRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    TransCanada Corp. (NYSE: TRP) just achieved a perfect Money Morning stock VQScore, making it a profit powder keg waiting to ignite…

    TransCanada is a Canadian oil and gas pipeline company, most famous for its development of the Keystone XL pipeline connecting Canadian oil fields to major hubs in the United States.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) is a dividend lovers’ dream stock. The Canadian pipeline giant has increased its payout for 18 straight years, including 10.4% for 2018, and it now yields nearly 5%. There’s still plenty more growth coming down the pipeline given its forecast that the company can increase the payout at an 8% to 10% annual rate through at least 2021. That outlook is among the best in its peer group.

  • [By Zacks]

    Moreover, TransCanada Corporation (NYSE: TRP)'s $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline – expected to carry heavy crude from Alberta to refineries in the United States – is yet to get a final investment decision. The midstream company had secured 20 years commitment for 500 thousand barrels per day for the pipeline and received Alberta government's support. However, the Nebraska government sanctioned the Mainline Alternative Route for the controversial project, which is longer than the company's preferred route and has forced it to review the alternative route keeping the final decision on hold.

Best Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: PHH Corp(PHH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Orix (NYSE: IX) and PHH (NYSE:PHH) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PHH (NYSE: PHH) and Orix (NYSE:IX) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PHH (NYSE:PHH) is scheduled to be announcing its earnings results after the market closes on Tuesday, May 8th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of ($0.94) per share for the quarter.

Best Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    There has been a slew of merger & acquisition activity in the refining industry as of late as companies look to add economy of scale. The rate of consolidation went into warp speed last week when Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) and Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV) announced their $23 billion merger deal. HollyFrontier isn’t a big fish in this industry, but it does have a reputation for making value-adding acquisitions. So of course, an analyst asked CEO George Damiris on the company’s conference call for his view of the M&A market and what we might expect from HollyFrontier. Here’s his response:

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    Early that day, Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC) announced it would buy oil refiner Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV) in a $23 billion deal, or roughly $152 per share, a premium of about 24% over Friday’s closing price. Shares immediately rocketed 16% on the news.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H
  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    The upgrade makes Valero one of Morgan Stanley’s top R&M picks along with Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC).

    Price Action

    Valero Energy shares were up 4.7 percent at $120.36 at the time of publication Thursday morning. 

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Over the past several quarters, Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) has presented investors with an awfully attractive investment case. While earnings suffered a bit in 2016 and early 2017 from weak refining margins across the U.S., the company continued to churn out cash that it then gave back to investors in the form of sizable dividend increases and stock repurchase plans.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) which rose about 5% to $80.85. The stocks 52-week range is $49.30 to $83.27. Volume was about 9 million compared to the daily average volume of 5 million.

Best Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Potlatch Corporation(PCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America bought a new position in PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 78,505 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $4,086,000. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America owned approximately 0.19% of PotlatchDeltic at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) was upgraded by equities researchers at Vertical Research to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Monday, The Fly reports. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Best Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Payment Data Systems, Inc.(PYDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Net 1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ: UEPS) and Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Euronet Worldwide (EEFT) versus Payment Data Systems (PYDS) Financial Comparison (americanbankingnews.com) Payment Data Systems (PYDS) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.06 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Payment Data Systems’ (PYDS) CEO Louis Hoch Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) Edited Transcript of PYDS earnings conference call or presentation 15-May-18 9:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) Payment Data Systems Announces Results for the First Quarter of 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)

    NASDAQ:PYDS traded up $0.03 on Friday, reaching $1.75. 66,441 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 170,972. Payment Data Systems has a 12 month low of $1.17 and a 12 month high of $4.10.

Best Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Park City Group, Inc.(PCYG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Morgan Stanley Upgrades Refining Sector, Names Valero A Top Pick

The refining and marketing industry looks strong through 2020, according to Morgan Stanley. The firm upgraded the sector and named a new top pick.

The Analyst

Morgan Stanley’s Benny Wong upgraded his R&M industry view from In-Line to Attractive.

Won upgraded Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) from Equal-Weight to Overweight and raised the price target from $110 to $140.

The Thesis

The R&M sector stands to gain from underinvested supply that will struggle to keep pace with growing global demand, Wong said in a Wednesday note. (See the analyst's track record here.) 

A number of factors have caused the industry to restrain investment in refining capacity, including long-term demand uncertainty and the hype surrounding electric vehicles, Wong said. Limited supply growth relative to robust demand — especially in emerging markets — provide global refiners with a strong tailwind, he said. 

“In the simplest terms, we believe the world needs three refineries every year to match demand growth, and it will fall short by one refinery each year through 2020,” the analyst said. 

Morgan Stanley expects refining margins to expand by 30 percent through 2020.

U.S. refiners in particular will benefit from regional tailwinds, Wong said: they sit on "abundantly cheap" natural gas and crude oil which, along with regulation rollbacks by the Trump administration, will allow them to gain market share.

In line with this view, Wong upgraded Valero, citing the company’s high-quality exposure to the current refining upcycle, low cost structure and growing exports.

The upgrade makes Valero one of Morgan Stanley’s top R&M picks along with Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC).

Price Action

Valero Energy shares were up 4.7 percent at $120.36 at the time of publication Thursday morning. 

Other refinery stocks also traded higher: 

Marathon was up 4.3 percent. 
PBF Energy Inc (NYSE: PBF) was up 4.9 percent. 
HollyFrontier Corp (NYSE: HFC) was up. 4.45 percent. 

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Latest Ratings for VLO

DateFirmActionFromTo
May 2018 Morgan Stanley Upgrades Equal-Weight Overweight
May 2018 Edward Jones Upgrades Hold Buy
Apr 2018 Credit Suisse Maintains Neutral Neutral

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Top Medical Stocks For 2019

Chairman and Interim CEO of Cerner Corp (NASDAQ:CERN) Clifford W Illig sold 530,000 shares of CERN on 11/20/2017 at an average price of $65.54 a share. The total sale was $34.7 million.

Cerner Corp is a supplier of health care information technology, and offers software, professional services, medical device integration, remote hosting and employer health and wellness services. Cerner Corp has a market cap of $21.85 billion; its shares were traded at around $65.73 with a P/E ratio of 32.71 and P/S ratio of 4.38. Cerner Corp had annual average EBITDA growth of 15.50% over the past ten years. GuruFocus rated Cerner Corp the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

CEO Recent Trades:

Chairman and Interim CEO Clifford W Illig sold 530,000 shares of CERN stock on 11/20/2017 at the average price of $65.54. The price of the stock has increased by 0.29% since.Chairman and Interim CEO Clifford W Illig sold 4,000 shares of CERN stock on 11/07/2017 at the average price of $65.96. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.35% since.

For the complete insider trading history of CERN, click here

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: Towne Bank(TOWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of TowneBank (NASDAQ:TOWN) by 10.0% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 110,000 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 10,000 shares during the quarter. TowneBank comprises approximately 2.5% of John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 16th largest holding. John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in TowneBank were worth $3,146,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    But the biotech sector crushed the market, with the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE: XBI) returning a market-beating 43.36% in 2017, nearly double the broader S&P 500.

  • [By ]

    In a sea of red, small-cap biotech stocks stood strong during Wednesdays trading session. The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) finished the day higher by more than 1.25% while the Nasdaq Composite was stuck in the red. XBIs comeback rally that began to materialize just before Christmas is now threatening to break out to new highs.

  • [By ]

    The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) a good measure of small-cap biotech stocks gained almost 6% yesterday. Meanwhile, the large-cap iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) jumped almost 4%. The biotech buying frenzy helped lift the Nasdaq Composite to a gain of almost 1% in Mondays session.

  • [By ]

    Remember the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) chart I showed you Friday? Take a look at this ETF bouncing off its 50-day moving average one more time:

  • [By ]

    More importantly, the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) has proven resilient during the volatility spike and selloff.

    In fact, XBI never closed significantly below its 50-day moving average as investors dumped stocks. That turned out to be a huge tell

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: ZAGG Inc(ZAGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 27 percent to $14.60 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares were also up, gaining 30 percent to $4.18 following Q1 beat.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 34 percent to $15.3628 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) shares were also up, gaining 9 percent to $8.125 after reporting Q1 results.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares jumped 31.6 percent to $12.18 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 26.5 percent to $14.55 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares gained 25 percent to $4.0234 following Q1 beat.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) jumped 23.5 percent to $55.12 following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) gained 23.3 percent to $59.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 22.5 percent to $47.51 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares surged 21.7 percent to $3.36. Amazon.com's partnership with Sears started in 2017 with an agreement to sell Kenmore-branded appliances online. On Wednesday, the companies announced an extension of their relationship to now include tire delivery and installations.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) jumped 21.3 percent to $2.68 following Q1 results.
    LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) surged 20.4 percent to $3.395 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP) gained 19 percent to $15.82 after reporting Q1 results.
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLCM) shares rose 18.5 percent to $8.13 following Q1 results.
    Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) rose 18.3 percent to $52.47 after the company posted strong quarterly results.
    Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) shares jumped 18.3 percent to $6.47 following quarterly results.
    IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) shares climbed 17 percent to $4.68 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 16.8 percent to $90.10 following Q4 results.
    Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR)

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) which rose about 5% to $80.85. The stocks 52-week range is $49.30 to $83.27. Volume was about 9 million compared to the daily average volume of 5 million.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Over the past several quarters, Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) has presented investors with an awfully attractive investment case. While earnings suffered a bit in 2016 and early 2017 from weak refining margins across the U.S., the company continued to churn out cash that it then gave back to investors in the form of sizable dividend increases and stock repurchase plans.

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    Early that day, Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC) announced it would buy oil refiner Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV) in a $23 billion deal, or roughly $152 per share, a premium of about 24% over Friday’s closing price. Shares immediately rocketed 16% on the news.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: Avnet, Inc.(AVT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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St. Helier, Y9, based Investment company Contrarius Investment Management Ltd buys Gilead Sciences Inc, Teck Resources, Tegna Inc, Liberty Formula One Group, Boston Beer Co Inc, International Business Machines Corp, Barrick Gold Corp, Kinross Gold Corp, Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc, Arch Coal Inc, sells Apple Inc, Twitter Inc, Bitauto Holdings, Encana Corp, Western Digital Corp during the 3-months ended 2017-03-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Contrarius Investment Management Ltd. As of 2017-03-31, Contrarius Investment Management Ltd owns 52 stocks with a total value of $1.6 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: TGNA, FWONK, SAM, IBM, DIS, GES, KORS, SODA, Added Positions: GILD, TECK, ABX, KGC, DO, ARCH, VIAB, MYGN, BEN, FCX, Reduced Positions: AAPL, TWTR, BITA, ECA, RIG, NOV, VALEPR, JD, ESV, AIG, Sold Out: WDC, MOV, MU, ENDP, GPS, QCOM, SHLD,

For the details of Contrarius Investment Management Ltd’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Contrarius+Investment+Management+Ltd

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: Life Storage, Inc. (LSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Life Storage, Inc. (NYSE:LSI) President Kenneth F. Myszka sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.02, for a total value of $910,200.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: CyberArk Software Ltd.(CYBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

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

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.(SEAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    We now have the quarterly updates for all five of the country’s leading theme park and regional amusement park operators, and it’s safe to say the first three months of 2018 blew out the same three-month period of 2017. Six Flags (NYSE:SIX), Cedar Fair(NYSE:FUN), andSeaWorld Entertainment(NYSE:SEAS)joined the theme park segments of Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) in posting double-digit revenue growth in the latest quarter.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Investors were ready for SeaWorld Entertainment(NYSE:SEAS)to post its strongest growth in five years on Tuesday morning, and they got a whole lot more. Shares of the marine-life park operator are hitting 11-month highs after the company announced head-turning financial results.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday saw an up-and-down session on Wall Street, with major benchmarks trading on either side of the unchanged mark before finishing the day flat. Many investors kept most of their attention on Washington, where the White House announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the deal that the previous administration made with Iran concerning nuclear development. The withdrawal was largely expected, and although crude oil and other commodities were volatile leading up to the final decision, most other financial markets seemed prepared for the announcement. Even on a lackluster day, some companies had good news that lifted their shares substantially. Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD), Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE:VRX), and SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) have popped today, up by 10% as of 12:20 p.m. EDT, after the company reportedfirst-quarter earnings results. The company enjoyed strong gains in park attendance.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (NYSE: SEAS) and Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.(RKDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Arcadia Biosciences (NASDAQ: RKDA) is one of 22 public companies in the “Agricultural chemicals” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Arcadia Biosciences to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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

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    Losers
    Natural Health Trends Corp (NASDAQ: NHTC) fell 7.8 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after rising 1.46 percent on Friday.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) shares fell 6.6 percent to $11.41 in pre-market trading after climbing 4.18 percent on Friday.
    Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) shares fell 6.2 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after tumbling 11.45 percent on Friday.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) fell 6.1 percent to $7.31 in pre-market trading after declining 3.35 percent on Friday.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) fell 5.6 percent to $28.30 in pre-market trading.
    Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) fell 5.3 percent to $6.06 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.73 percent on Friday.
    Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) shares fell 5.2 percent to $28.60 in pre-market trading. Xerox terminated its transaction agreement with Fujifilm and entered into a new agreement with Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason. JP Morgan downgraded Xerox from Overweight to Neutral.
    Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) fell 5.2 percent to $7.02 in pre-market trading. Cellcom is expected to release Q1 results on May 30, 2018.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) fell 4.5 percent to $74 in pre-market trading.
    Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV) shares fell 4 percent to $4.66 in pre-market trading

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) watched its shares absolutely explode on Wednesday after the firm announced that it reached a couple key milestones. Specifically, the firm said that it achieved two technology milestones in its High Fiber Resistant Starch (RS) Wheat program.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: Clarke(t)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    AT&T Inc. (T) Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson echoed the sentiments of other defense witnesses in the Department of Justice lawsuit to block the telecom’s purchase of Time Warner Inc. (TWX) , in testimony on Thursday. 

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    As Time Warner Inc. (TWX) Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes testified in the trial over the company’s merger with AT&T Inc. (T) , the executive said the government’s arguments are “ridiculous” and did not “make sense.”

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    The first witness that AT&T Inc. (T) and Time Warner Inc. (TWX) called in the legal battle with the Department of Justice testified that an economic model central to the government’s case is “theoretically unsound,” in the U.S. District Court in Washington on Thursday.

  • [By Todd Campbell, Rich Smith, and Timothy Green]

    It’s been shown that dividend-paying stocks outperform their non-dividend-paying peers, so you may be wanting to add some dividend stocks to your portfolio. There are roughly 3,000 dividend-paying companies, though, and that can make picking the right dividend stocks a challenge. To help, we asked some Motley Fool investors what dividend stocks they think are good buys. They recommended Target Corporation(NYSE:TGT), AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), and ExxonMobilCorporation (NYSE:XOM). Read on to see if these stocks are right for you.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: Platinum Group Metals Ltd.(PLG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Platinum Group Metals (TSE:PTM) (NYSE:PLG) traded down 18.2% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as C$0.18 and last traded at C$0.18. 643,238 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 400% from the average session volume of 128,626 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$0.22.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: Guidewire Software, Inc.(GWRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: Brown Forman Corporation(BF.B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Not only is Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) the newest member of the Franchise List, but it is a returning member. Also, the company has begunof the long process of completing a massive purchase of another refining giant. Marathon agreed to buy rival Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV) for $23.3 billion in the biggest-ever deal for an oil refiner. That would create the largest independent fuel maker in the United States.

  • [By ]

    Early that day, Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC) announced it would buy oil refiner Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV) in a $23 billion deal, or roughly $152 per share, a premium of about 24% over Friday’s closing price. Shares immediately rocketed 16% on the news.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Energy was the other S&P sector in the green yesterday, helped by rising oil prices and excitement about the tie up between Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC) and Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV). Devon Energy Corp (NYSE: DVN) was the biggest gainer in the sector, rising more than 5 percent after the company raised its annual production forecast. (See more on oil below.)

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Over the past several quarters, Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) has presented investors with an awfully attractive investment case. While earnings suffered a bit in 2016 and early 2017 from weak refining margins across the U.S., the company continued to churn out cash that it then gave back to investors in the form of sizable dividend increases and stock repurchase plans.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: Northwest Natural Gas Company(NWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

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July 11, 2017: Markets opened nearly flat Tuesday as investors wait to hear what Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen has to say tomorrow to the House Financial Services Committee. Tech and energy stocks were Tuesday’s leading sectors; financials and telecom the weakest. WTI crude oil for August delivery settled at $45.04 a barrel, up 1.4% on the day. August gold added 1% on the day to settle at $1,214.70. Equities were headed for a narrowly mixed close shortly before the bell as the DJIA traded up 0.06% for the day, the S&P 500 traded down 0.05%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded up 0.28%.

The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Tuesday was General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) which traded up 1.48% at $26.43. The stock’s 52-week range is $25.91 to $33.00 and the low was posted this morning. Volume was about 20% below the daily average of around 38 million. The company had no specific news.

The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) traded up 1.16% at $206.33. The stock’s 52-week range is $126.31 to $206.66, a new high set this afternoon. Volume was about 25% below the daily average of about 2.9 million shares. The company had no specific news Tuesday.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Weatherford International plc(WFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Weatherford International plc (NYSE: WFT) traded down about 8.4% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $2.19 after closing Friday at $2.39. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.86. Volume was about 20% above the daily average of around 23 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Weatherford International (WFT) has climbed 7.8% to $6.35 after announcing a joint venture with Schlumberger (SLB). Schlumberger has declined 0.4% to $76.67.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,224 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 92 call options.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Over the past several quarters, Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) has presented investors with an awfully attractive investment case. While earnings suffered a bit in 2016 and early 2017 from weak refining margins across the U.S., the company continued to churn out cash that it then gave back to investors in the form of sizable dividend increases and stock repurchase plans.

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    We’ve seen this happen before. In December, shares of Russian oil company Rosneft jumped 21% in two weeks when it was acquired by Glencore Plc. (LON: GLEN). And back in 2015, MarkWest Energy Partners LP (NYSE: MWE) enjoyed a similar jump when it was acquired by Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC).

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    It was looking like, for the first time in a while, we were going to be able to look at MPLX’s (NYSE:MPLX) most recent earnings report without having to consider some big transaction down the road that would fundamentally change these numbers and render them useless. Then, just a couple days before earnings were released, MPLX’s parent company,Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC), announced a huge acquisition that could have a profound impact on MPLX down the road.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Range Resources Corporation(RRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) dropped about 4.1% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $15.33 after closing at $15.99 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $36.40. Volume of about 8.5 million was about 15% above the daily average. The increase in natural gas drilling rigs this week is not good for companies like Range Resources that are gas-weighted producers.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) is rated Buy with a lowered price target of $43. The 2017 EPS estimate has been lowered from $0.85 to $0.68, and the 2018 estimate waslowered from $1.60 to $1.52. Shares closed at $27.34 on Friday, in a 52-week range of $27.07 to $46.96, and the consensus price target is $46.42. Range Resources is a Jefferies Franchise Pick.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) fell about 3.6% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $14.77 after closing at $15.30 on Friday. The 52-week high is $35.64. Volume of about 9.4 million was about 20% higher than the daily average of around 7.7 million shares traded. The company had no specific news.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Foresight Energy LP(FELP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    The change in net income from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry average, but is less than that of the S&P 500. The net income has significantly decreased by 82.3% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $45.72 million to $8.07 million.

     

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    We rate FORESIGHT ENERGY LP as a Sell with a ratings score of E+. This is based on a variety of negative investment measures, which should drive this stock to significantly underperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company’s weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, poor profit margins, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and feeble growth in its earnings per share. 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Foresight Energy (NYSE:FELP) – Analysts at B. Riley lifted their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Foresight Energy in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 9th. B. Riley analyst L. Pipes now forecasts that the energy company will post earnings of ($0.08) per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of ($0.12). B. Riley has a “Neutral” rating and a $4.00 price objective on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Foresight Energy’s Q3 2018 earnings at ($0.07) EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.08) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($0.35) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($0.26) EPS and FY2020 earnings at ($0.39) EPS.

A New Question Now Hovers Over MPLX's Earnings

It was looking like, for the first time in a while, we were going to be able to look at MPLX’s (NYSE:MPLX) most recent earnings report without having to consider some big transaction down the road that would fundamentally change these numbers and render them useless. Then, just a couple days before earnings were released, MPLX’s parent company,Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC), announced a huge acquisition that could have a profound impact on MPLX down the road.

Let’s take a look at MPLX’s most recent earnings numbers and sift through the recent deal to see what it could mean for shareholders.

Natural gas processing facility at night.

Image source: Getty Images.

By the numbers

Metric Q1 2018 Q4 2017 Q1 2017
Revenue $1.42 billion $1.08 billion $886 million
AdjustedEBITDA $762 million $569 million $471 million
EPS $0.61 $0.31 $0.19
Distributable cash flow $619 million $445 million $354 million

SOURCE: MPLX EARNINGS RELEASE. EPS= EARNINGS PER SHARE.

It’s pretty much impossible to compare MPLX’s earnings results on a quarterly basis because so much changed over the past 12 months. Ever since the beginning of 2017, Marathon Petroleum has been dropping down assets at an accelerated rate to get all of is MLP qualifying assets off its books and into the hands of MPLX. On Feb. 1, Marathon completed the last of those transactions with a deal to acquire a suite of Logistics and Storage assets that generate approximately $1 billion in annual EBITDA. So what is even more surprising about these earnings results is that they only partially reflect the impact on MPLX’s bottom line. We should see results for its logistics and storage segment gain even more in the second quarter.

MPLX operating income by business segment for Q1 2017, Q4 2017, and Q1 2018. Shows logistics and storage segment doubling in size.

Data source: MPLX earnings release. Chart by author.

Even after this flurry of activity, MPLX’s financials still remained rather strong. It ended the quarter with a distribution coverage ratio of 1.29 times, which is more than enough to cover its current payment and leave plenty of wiggle room for future payout hikes. Because of the timing of this recent transaction, its debt metrics took a bit of a hit, but on a pro forma basis, net debt to adjusted EBITDA was a healthy 3.8 times.

What management had to say

After such a monumental amount of changes to MPLX’s business segments and corporate structure over the past year, I’m guessing that investors were expecting a period of calm. That wasn’t the case as Marathon recently announced that it was acquiring fellow refiner Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV) in a $23 billion deal. Like Marathon, Andeavor has its own subsidiaryMLP in Andeavor Logistics (NYSE:ANDX), which of course Marathon will take control of in the transaction. This, of course, raises the immediate question about the fate of these two subsidiaries. On the company’s conference call, CEO Gary Heminger addressed the question as much as he could considering that the deal is still pending.

You are likely aware that earlier this morning MPC announces plans to acquire all the outstanding shares of Andeavor to create a leading energy company in the U.S. We’re enthusiastic about MPLX’s role in this new leading energy company that is well positioned for long-term growth and value creation for all the stakeholders and we believe this combination and expansion of MPC’s footprint will provide additional strategic and organic growth opportunities for MPLX.

Also, at the closing of the transaction, MPC will own the general partner of MPLX and Andeavor Logistics as well as the majority of the limited partner units of both partnerships. We know that a very logical question is, what will the general partner do with the two MLPs post-closing? We’re not commenting on any potential structural considerations for MPLX and Andeavor Logistics today, both will operate as separate MLPs and MPC will evaluate structural considerations at the appropriate time following the close of the Andeavor transaction.

Reading between the lines here, I think it’s pretty clear that Marathon will do some move in the future to combine the two. It probably won’t happen immediately, but it probably will.

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Waiting until we know what will happen

Full disclosure, I’m an MPLX shareholder and have a vested interest in what Marathon decides to do with MPLX and Andeavor Logistics once the deal to merge the two refiners is complete. If you look at the logistics footprints of MPLX and Andeavor, there isn’t a whole lot of geographic overlap. It could givethe combined entity a plethora of investment opportunities across the country, but it also means there aren’t a whole lot of opportunities to enhance their respective networks into a more compelling value proposition for its customers.

Ultimately, it will be in MPLX’s and Andeavor Logistics’ best interests if they were to be a combined entity rather than acting as two separate subsidiaries of the same parent providing duplicative services. Situations like that make it unnecessarily complicated when allocating capital. The question for investors will be how much MPLX has to pay to add Andeavor Logistics to the mix and who much it will impact its financials. Its debt levels are already creeping up from this recent deal, and part of the value proposition for MPLX has been its squeaky-clean balance sheet. We may have to wait a while for the answer to these questions, so investors may want to sit tight.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018

On Tuesday, stocks fell in a slow session of low-volume trading that was short of any solid events that would shake out either buyers or sellers.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.1%, the S&P 500 fell 0.3%, as did the Nasdaq, and the Russell 2000 led the indices lower by posting a loss of 0.7%.

It appears that many investors are waiting for a decision by the Federal Reserve on a further hike in interest rates before making commitments. The central bank of the U.S. is expected to raise short-term borrowing rates at its next meeting on March 14-15. The Fed may be influenced by the Labor Department’s release of the U.S employment figures for February, which will be announced on Friday.

Of the eleven sectors in the S&P 500, just one, Financials (up 0.5%), was a gainer. Telecommunications lost 0.8%, leading the list of ten losers.

At the end of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 30 points to close at 20,925, the S&P 500 fell 7 to 2,368, the Nasdaq lost 15 points, closing at 5,834, and the Russell 2000 closed at 1,375 for a loss of 9 points. The NYSE’s primary exchange traded 793 million shares with total volume of 3.5 billion shares. The Nasdaq crossed 1.8 billion shares. On the Big Board, decliners outpaced advancers by 2.3-to-1, and on the Nasdaq, decliners led by 1.9-to-1. Blocks on the NYSE fell to 6,298 from 6,335 on Monday.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Golden Star Resources Ltd(GSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cameron Saucier]

    Golden Star (NYSEMKT: GSS) is a gold mining and exploration company, and operates gold mines in Ghana, West Africa. GSS is up 396% YTD after it announced in July that it had begun pre-commercial production of gold in an underground mine in Ghana. GSS is trading at $0.825 per share on Monday intraday.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Semtech Corporation(SMTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ: SMTC) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $128.38 million.

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: OLLI) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $190.44 million.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(ICPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap liver biopharmaceutical stock Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ICPT) reportedQ2 2017 earnings before the market opened on Monday with both the top and bottom lines beating expectations plus the Companyreported that amid-stage clinical trial met its primary endpoint; but sharesended the day down13.26%. Intercept Pharmaceuticals recognized $30.4 million of net sales of Ocaliva for Q2 2017 versus $75k and a net loss of $86.6 million versus a net loss of $77.3 million. Ocaliva was approved by the U.S.FDA in May 2016 for the treatment of primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) in combination with ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) in adults with an inadequate response to UDCA or as monotherapy in adults unable to tolerate UDCA. As of June 30, 2017,the Companyhad cash, cash equivalents and investment securities available for sale of approximately $550.3 million versus$689.4 million as of December 31, 2016. The CEO commented:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ICPT) dropped more than 17% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $60.97 after closing Thursday at $73.70. The 52-week high is $172.75. Volume of more than 10 million shares traded was about 12 times the daily average. The FDA on Thursday issued a warning letter on the company’s liver disease treatment.

  • [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.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is an American petroleum refining, marketing, and transportation company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, explains dividend reinvestment expert Vita Nelson, editor of DirectInvesting.

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    We’ve seen this happen before. In December, shares of Russian oil company Rosneft jumped 21% in two weeks when it was acquired by Glencore Plc. (LON: GLEN). And back in 2015, MarkWest Energy Partners LP (NYSE: MWE) enjoyed a similar jump when it was acquired by Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC).

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (OPHLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Merck could achieve a consistent advantage versus BMS in treatment of 1L NSCLC. There is a precise crossroad that will determine the future of these two companies in this field: the question of whether or not Keytruda will be approved in May. Both the market and investors believe that it will indeed gain approval and BMS’s stock is already paying for that. In the short term, the repercussions will be the contractions in the sales of Opdivo in 2L and a bigger obstacle for Opdivo+Yervoy in 1L. But the BMS’s combo can catch up, thanks to a bigger efficacy, as I will explain in a future article. Meanwhile, a recent trial established that Merck has to pay BMS $625M plus royalties, as it infringed BMS’s intellectual property related to the use of anti-PD1 antibodies. The royalties will be 6.5% for sales between January 2017 and the end of 2023, followed by a 2.5% rate for the period from January 2024 to the end of 2026. Bristol-Myers Squibb will share the money by giving a quarter of the amount to the Japanese Ono Pharmaceutical (OTC:OPHLF), the company which had discovered Opdivo.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: SPX Corporation(SPW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Damon Churchwell]

    These companies manufacture processing products used by industries such as food and beverages, oil & gas, and wastewater treatment, among others. They serve a wide range of end markets that are mostly poised for increased earnings and are likely to spend on capital projects. While these positive trends persist, flow technology companies’ prospects ought to remain favorable. Let’shighlight several sector participants, starting with a top selection,SPX(NYSE: SPW),.

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Altman, who spoke at Forbes and Shook Research&a;rsquo;s Top Advisors Summit in Las Vegas on Thursday, gained over 21% net of fees by finding opportunity in everything from shorting Toy&a;rsquo;s R Us bonds, to going long the restructuring of casino giant Caesars Entertainment and betting against Bill Ackman in his multi-year battle&a;nbsp;with&a;nbsp;Herbalife. Altman and his co-portfolio manager Daniel Krueger hunt the world for deep value investments, finding opportunity in everything from restructurings to spinoffs, stub equities, turnarounds, and even soft activism. At any given time they use a flexible mandate to tilt their portfolio as much as 70% equities, or 70% credit.

Top Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    We’ve seen this happen before. In December, shares of Russian oil company Rosneft jumped 21% in two weeks when it was acquired by Glencore Plc. (LON: GLEN). And back in 2015, MarkWest Energy Partners LP (NYSE: MWE) enjoyed a similar jump when it was acquired by Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC).

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is an American petroleum refining, marketing, and transportation company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, explains dividend reinvestment expert Vita Nelson, editor of DirectInvesting.

Top Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: MEDIFAST INC(MED)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, non-cyclical consumer goods & services shares rose by just 0.3 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Medifast Inc (NYSE: MED), down 5 percent, and Bridgford Foods Corporation (NASDAQ: BRID), down 6 percent.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Carrizo Oil and Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO), Medifast Inc. (NYSE: MED), Medley Capital Corp. (NYSE: MCC), Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY) and Sothebys (NYSE: BID).

  • [By Peter Graham]

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

Top Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: U S Concrete, Inc.(USCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, basic materials shares fell 0.36 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included US Concrete Inc (NASDAQ: USCR), down 10 percent, and Commercial Metals Company (NYSE: CMC), down 4 percent.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Coming up in tonight’s episode of Mad Money: Cramer interviews Bill Sandbrook, CEO of U.S. Concrete (USCR)  and focuses on opportunities for Xilinx (XLNX) .  Plus, don’t miss the Lightning Round. Which stocks is Cramer bullish on?

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, basic materials shares fell 0.73 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included US Concrete Inc (NASDAQ: USCR), down 8 percent, and Seabridge Gold, Inc. (USA) (NYSE: SA), down 5 percent.

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Barclays has downgraded Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) to Equal Weight from Overweight and cut the price target to $86 from $93, citing limited upside in shares.

Hot Electric Utility Stocks To Buy For 2017: MGT Capital Investments Inc(MGT)

 

MGT Capital Investments, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in acquiring, developing, and monetizing assets in the casino, online, and mobile gaming space. It operates through four segments: Medicsight Software/Devices, Medicsight Services, Gaming, and Intellectual Property. The company develops, publishes, distributes, and sells mobile games for smartphones and tablets; develops and produces free to play mobile and social casinostyle games; and owns the United States patents related to casino gaming systems. It also operates DraftDay.com, a daily fantasy sports Website that offers players to participate in real money daily fantasy gameplay for the NFL, MLB, NCAA, NHL, NBA, and professional golf; FantasySportsLive.com, an online portal for fantasy sports news and commentary; and Slot Champ. The company has strategic alliance agreements with M2P Entertainment GmbH; M2P Americas, Inc.; and MGT Studios, Inc. to marke t and exploit M2P Entertainment GmbHs gaming technology in North and South America. MGT Capital Investments, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is based in Harrison, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    MGT Capital Investments Inc. (NYSE: MGT) shares shot up 73 percent to $2.98 after John McAfee proposed to become Executive Chairman and CEO.

    Shares of Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ANAC) got a boost, shooting up 55 percent to $99.49 after the company agreed to be acquired by Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) for $99.25 per share.

Hot Electric Utility Stocks To Buy For 2017: SK TELECOM ADR EACH REP 1/9 KRW500(CIT)

SK Telecom Co., Ltd. provides wireless telecommunications services using code division multiple access (CDMA) and wide-band CDMA technologies. It offers cellular voice services, such as wireless voice transmission services; and wireless global roaming services. The company also provides wireless data transmission services, such as wireless Internet access services, which allow subscribers to access online digital contents and services, as well as to send and receive text and multimedia messages. In addition, it offers broadband Internet and fixed-line telephone services, such as video-on-demand and IP TV services; and local, domestic, and international long-distance fixed-line telephone services to residential and commercial subscribers. Further, the company provides wireless entertainment-related contents and services, wireless finance-related contents and m-commerce services, and wireless news and search services; and international calling services, such as direct-dial, pre and post paid card calling services, bundled services for corporate customers, voice services using Internet protocol, Web-to-phone services, and data services. Additionally, it offers satellite digital media broadcasting services; telematics services; and fixed-line and online community portal services. The company also operates 11th Street, an online shopping mall; and T Store, an online open marketplace for mobile applications. As of March 31, 2011, SK Telecom Co. had 26 million wireless subscribers. It has strategic alliances with Bridge Alliance; Orange SA; Telecom Italia Mobile S.p.A.; T-Mobile International AG & Co; and Teliasonera Mobile Networks AB. The company was formerly known as Korea Mobile Telecommunications Co., Ltd. and changed its name to SK Telecom Co., Ltd. in March 1997. SK Telecom Co., Ltd. was founded in 1984 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Abramowicz]

    There was this maturity wall that people were terrified of, said Neil Wessan, the group head of New York-based CIT Group Inc. (CIT)s capital markets unit. Thats been spread out over a much broader period of time.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We will admit that these latter assumptions are somewhat arbitrary, but nevertheless we cannot help escape the view that in 2017 everything will likely be at least a little adverse to prior expectations. On average our estimate reductions are 8%, and range from 3% at CIT Group (CIT) to 13% at Goldman Sachs. With that, we are lowering our PT of Bank of America,Citigroup andGoldman Sachs from $20, $70 and $243 to $18, $63 and $214, respectively…

Best Media Stocks To Own Right Now: Allegheny Technologies Incorporated(ATI)

 

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated produces and sells specialty materials and components worldwide. The company operates through two segments, High Performance Materials and Components; and Flat-Rolled Products. The High Performance Materials and Components segment provides various high performance materials, including titanium and titanium-based alloys; nickel-and cobalt-based alloys and superalloys; zirconium and related alloys, such as hafnium and niobium, advanced powder alloys, and other specialty materials, in long product forms of ingots, billets, bars, rods, wires, shapes and rectangles, and seamless tubes, plus precision forgings, castings, components, and machined parts. This segment serves aerospace and defense, oil and gas, chemical process industry, electrical energy, and medical markets. The Flat-Rolled Products segment offers stainless steel, nickel-based alloys, specialty alloys, and titanium and titanium-base d alloys in various product forms comprising plates, sheets, engineered strips, and precision rolled strip products, as well as grain-oriented electrical steel sheets. This segment serves oil and gas, chemical process industry, electrical energy, automotive, food processing equipment and appliances, construction and mining, electronics, communication equipment and computers, and aerospace and defense markets. The company sells its products through direct sales and independent representatives. Allegheny Technologies Incorporated was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Scott Rubin]

    Notable gainers included Linear Technology Corporation(NASDAQ: LLTC), which jumped 29 percent on an announced buyout, and Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: ATI), which climbed nearly 19 percent on the day. Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) fell 15 percent after earnings and Air Methods Corp (NASDAQ: AIRM) fell nearly 12 percent after the company said its Q2 results would miss expectations.

Hot Electric Utility Stocks To Buy For 2017: CSX Corporation(CSX)

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, incorporated on November 15, 1978, is a transportation company. The Company provides rail-based transportation services, including rail service and the transport of intermodal containers and trailers. The Company serves approximately three lines of business, such as merchandise business, coal business and intermodal business. The Company’s operating subsidiary, CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), provides a link to the transportation supply chain through its approximately 21,000-route mile rail network, which serves population centers in approximately 20 states east of the Mississippi River, the District of Columbia and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. It has access to over 70 ocean, river and lake port terminals along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, the Mississippi River, the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway. The Company’s intermodal business links customers to railroads through trucks and terminals. CSXT als o serves production and distribution facilities through track connections to approximately 240 short-line and regional railroads.

The Company’s merchandise business consists of shipments in the diverse markets, such as agricultural products, phosphates and fertilizers, food and consumer, chemicals, automotive, metals, forest products, minerals, and waste and equipment. The Company’s coal business transports domestic coal, coke and iron ore to electricity-generating power plants, steel manufacturers and industrial plants, as well as exports coal to deep-water port facilities. The Company’s intermodal business combines the rail transportation with the short-haul flexibility of trucks and offers long-haul trucking. The Company’s intermodal business serves all markets, which are located in east of the Mississippi River, and transports manufactured consumer goods in containers. The Company provides customers with truck-like service for longer shipments.

In addition to CSXT, the Company’s subsidiaries include CSX ! Intermodal Terminals, Inc. (CSX Intermodal Terminals), Total Distribution Services, Inc. (TDSI), Transflo Terminal Services, Inc. (Transflo), CSX Technology, Inc. (CSX Technology) and other subsidiaries. CSX Intermodal Terminals owns and operates a system of intermodal terminals, predominantly in the eastern United States, and also performs drayage services (the pickup and delivery of intermodal shipments) for certain customers and trucking dispatch operations. TDSI serves the automotive industry with distribution centers and storage locations. Transflo transfers products from rail to trucks. The Transflo markets are chemicals and agriculture, which include shipments of plastics and ethanol. CSX Technology and other subsidiaries provide support services for the Company. CSX’s other holdings include CSX Real Property, Inc., a subsidiary responsible for the Company’s operating and non-operating real estate sales, leasing, acquisition, and management and development activities.

The Company competes with Norfolk Southern Railway.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX) reported in-line earnings for its first quarter, but the company missed analysts’ sales estimates. CSX shares gained 0.44 percent to $25.10 in after-hours trading.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $2.68 billion.

    ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $141.07 million.

Hot Electric Utility Stocks To Buy For 2017: Marathon Oil Corporation(MRO)

Marathon Oil Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an international energy company with operations in the United States, Canada, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. It operates through three segments: Exploration and Production, Oil Sands Mining, and Integrated Gas. The Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets liquid hydrocarbons and natural gas. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta, Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. The Integrated Gas segment markets and transports products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquified natural gas and methanol. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Deutsche Bank’s Ryan Todd and team explain why they raised their price targets on four oil exploration companies–Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD), Devon Energy (DVN), Marathon Oil (MRO), and EOG Resources (EOG):

  • [By Matt Egan]

    Before Tuesday, Big Oil’s credit ratings had been left largely intact by S&P. But with oil sinking back to $30 a barrel, the ratings firm took action by downgrading Chevron (CVX), EOG Resources (EOG), Apache (APA), Devon Energy (DVN), Hess (HES), Marathon Oil (MRO), Murphy Oil (MUR), Continental Resources (CLR) and Southwestern Energy (SWN).

  • [By Joshua Bondy]

    The smaller players
    Marathon Oil (NYSE: MRO  ) recently spun off its downstream assets into Marathon Petroleum. Marathon Oil’s development of the Bakken and Eagle Ford are the main changes boosting its production volumes. Year-over-year, its second quarter U.S. volumes increased 38%. The Eagle Ford alone averaged 80 Mboepd and the Bakken averaged 39 Mboepd.

Hot Electric Utility Stocks To Buy For 2017: 8×8 Inc(EGHT)

8×8, Inc. develops and markets telecommunications services for Internet protocol (IP), telephony, and video applications. The company offers 8×8 Virtual Office Business Telephone Service, an alternative to traditional private branch exchange systems that offers automated attendants to assist callers; extension-to-extension dialing services; direct inward dial; conference bridge, 3-way calling, music on hold, call park/pick-up, call transfer, hunt groups, and do not disturb services; voice mail, including email alerts and direct transfer to mailbox; call waiting/caller-ID; distinctive tone ringing; and optional receptionist console applications. Its products also include 8×8 Complete Contact Center, an integrated hosted call center solution that consists of skill-based routing, multi-media management, real time monitoring and reporting, voice recording and logging, historical reporting, interactive voice response, CRM integration, and contact and case management tools; 8×8 IP Telephones; 8×8 Virtual Meeting, a video Web conferencing service; and 8×8 Managed Hosting and Cloud-Based Computing Solutions. In addition, the company offers 8×8 Virtual Office Pro Unified Communications that allows subscribers to manage business communications functions online and delivers various tools, such as Microsoft Outlook contacts and corporate directory integration; virtual meeting; Virtual Office Mobile extension; fax; call recording; presence management; and a view of voicemails, recordings, FAX messages, calls, and chat history. The company markets its services under 8×8 brand to end users through direct sales force, Web site, and third party resellers primarily in the United States. As of June 30, 2011, it had approximately 25,000 business customers. 8×8, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, telecommunications services shares gained by 0.42 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included 8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), up 4 percent, and NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE: NQ), up 2 percent.