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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2021

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2021: Agree Realty Corporation(ADC)

Agree Realty Corporation, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the ownership, development, acquisition, and management of retail properties, which are primarily leased to national and regional retail companies in the United States. As of December 31, 2009, its portfolio consisted of 73 properties, including 61 freestanding net leased properties and 12 community shopping centers located in 16 states containing approximately 3.5 million square feet of gross leasable area. The company has elected to be treated as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, the company is not subject to federal income tax to the extent that it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. Agree Realty Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Agree Realty (NYSE:ADC) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 22, 2019 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2021: Discover Financial Services(DFS)

Discover Financial Services, a bank holding company, offers direct banking and payment services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. The Direct Banking segment offers Discover card-branded credit cards to individuals and small businesses that are accepted on the Discover Network. This segment also provides other consumer banking products and services, including personal loans, student loans, and prepaid cards, as well as other consumer lending and deposit products, such as certificates of deposit, money market accounts, online savings accounts, and individual retirement account. The Payment Services segment operates the PULSE network, an automated teller machine, debit, and electronic funds transfer network; the Diners Club International network, a global payments network; and third-party issuing business, which includes credit, debit, and prepaid cards issued on the Discover Network by third parties. The company was found ed in 1986 and is based in Riverwoods, Illinois.

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    Generally speaking, when a retailer decides not to accept a certain type of credit card because of high interchange fees, American Express (NYSE:AXP) or Discover (NYSE:DFS) are the most likely to go. However, in a surprise move, some Kroger-owned(NYSE:KR)stores are no longer accepting Visa (NYSE:V) for that exact reason.

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP]

    In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Motley Fool contributor Matt Frankel look over the biggest news in the sector this week. Grocery giant Kroger (NYSE:KR)put some pressure on Visa (NYSE:V)to lower its fees in much the same way that so many retailers used to refuse AmEx (NYSE:AXP)cards. What does this mean for the future of fintech companies like Visa, Discover(NYSE:DFS), and MasterCard(NYSE:MA)? Green Dot(NYSE:GDOT) and Square (NYSE:SQ)reported earnings, and the market seems to be missing the bright long-term future for both. MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI)saw new highs as its changing business model delivers even more potential. And, as always, the hosts share some stocks on their radar.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The credit card industry has come a long way over the long run, and both Mastercard (NYSE:MA) and Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) have survived to become major players in the payments space. Mastercard’s payment network spans the globe, with billions of cards issued and the company participating fully in international growth. Discover has a more limited audience, but it also profits from the interest and fees it collects by offering its own cards — even though that also introduces an additional risk to its business model.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    The past year was a rough one for Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) shareholders. In 2018, Discover’s stock price fell 23% and, though it has made up some of those losses this year, it is still well off its all-time high set early last year. Most frustrating for Discover shareholders, perhaps, is that the company performed fairly well throughout this period, even as its stock suffered. When Discover released its 2018 fourth-quarter earnings late last month, investors might have breathed a sigh of relief just because its shares didn’t immediately drop afterward.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2021: Navios Maritime Partners LP(NMM)

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. owns and operates dry cargo vessels in Europe, Asia, North America, and Australia. It provides seaborne transportation services for a range of drybulk commodities that include iron ore, coal, grain, and fertilizers, as well as charters its vessels under medium to long-term charters. The companys fleet comprises 12 Panamax vessels, 8 Capesize vessels, 3 Ultra-Handymax vessels, and 8 container vessels. Navios GP L.L.C. serves as the general partner of Navios Maritime Partners L.P. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2021: Navistar International Corporation(NAV)

Navistar International Corporation manufactures and sells commercial and military trucks, diesel engines, and school and commercial buses; and provides service parts for trucks and diesel engines worldwide. It operates through four segments: Truck, Parts, Global Operations, and Financial Services. The company manufactures and distributes Class 4 through 8 trucks and buses in the common carrier, private carrier, government, leasing, construction, energy/petroleum, military vehicle, and student and commercial transportation markets under the International and IC brands; and designs, engineers, and produces sheet metal components, including truck cabs and engines. It also provides customers with proprietary products needed to support the International commercial and military truck, IC bus, and Maxxforce engine lines, as well as other product lines; and a selection of other standard truck, trailer, and engine aftermarket parts. In addition, the company designs and manufactures mid-range diesel engines, as well as provides customers with additional engine offerings in the agriculture, marine, and light truck markets; sells engines to original equipment manufacturers (OEM) for various on-and-off-road applications; and offers contract manufacturing services under the MWM brand to OEMs for the assembly of their engines. Further, it provides retail, wholesale, and lease financing of products sold by the Truck and Parts segments and their dealers, as well as financing for wholesale accounts and retail accounts receivable. The company markets its commercial products through an independent dealer network, as well as through distribution and service network retail outlets; and its reconditioned used trucks to owner-operators and fleet buyers through its network of used truck dealers. As of October 31, 2015, it had approximately 745 outlets in the United States and Canada, and 91 outlets in Mexico. The company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Lisle, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Commercial truck and parts giant Navistar International (NYSE:NAV) continued to sport market share gains courtesy of soaring truck volumes within its heaviest weight classes in its fiscal first quarter of 2019. The company’s earnings report, issued March 8, also marked Navistar’s first quarter of reduced exposure to the defense manufacturing market. We’ll delve into these details and more after a review of headline numbers directly below. Note that all comparative numbers in this article are presented against the prior-year quarter (the fiscal first quarter of 2018).

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Navistar International Corp (NYSE:NAV)Q12019 Earnings Conference CallMarch 08, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Just Revealed: The Secret to Potentially Growing Incredibly Wealthy Buying Straight-Up Stocks

    Shares of Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV) popped more than 3.7% after the trucking firm topped Wall Street revenue expectations. Navistar reported earnings per share of $0.11 on top of a 28% jump in quarterly revenue. Wall Street had expected EPS of $0.16 but dismissed the shortfall due to one-time charges. The firm said it was the best quarter it has experienced since 2010. Caesars Entertainment Corp.(NASDAQ: CZR) added 2.5% on news that hedge fund titan Carl Icahn has boosted his stake in the firm from 9.78% to 15.53%. According to an SEC filing, Icahn not only increased his stake in the firm, but he also reached an agreement to add three of his own nominees to the gaming giant’s board of directors. On Friday, look for earnings reports from Vail Resorts Inc. (NYSE: MTN) and Big Lots Inc. (NYSE: BIG).

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    NavCoin (NAV) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the X13 hashing algorithm. Its launch date was June 6th, 2014. NavCoin’s total supply is 64,436,541 coins. The official website for NavCoin is www.navcoin.org. NavCoin’s official Twitter account is @NavCoin. NavCoin’s official message board is medium.com/nav-coin. The Reddit community for NavCoin is /r/NavCoin and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2021: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Kraft Heinz is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with sales in more than 190 countries and territories. We manufacture and market food and beverage products, including condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, and other grocery products, throughout the world, under a host of iconic brands including Heinz, Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Planters, Philadelphia, Velveeta, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, and Ore-Ida. A globally recognized producer of delicious foods, we provide products for all occasions whether at home, in restaurants or on the go. As of January 3, 2016, we had assets of $123 billion. Our common stock is listed on The NASDAQ Global Select Market (“NASDAQ”) under the ticker symbol “KHC”. On July 2, 2015 (the “2015 Merger Date”), through a series of transactions, we consummated the merger of Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (“Kraft”) with and into a wholly-owned subsidiary of H.J.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Think of the patience that Warren Buffett has. Over his lifetime, the Oracle of Omaha has seen his fair share of market plunges and losses. When Kraft-Heinz (Nasdaq: KHC) tanked in late February, for example, his company, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK), lost about $4.3 billion… in a single day. Yet, Buffett remains steadfast in his investments. He knows that when he purchases a wonderful company, he can hold onto it “forever.” He’s clearly laid out his investment philosophy in his shareholder letters… buy great companies at fair prices and let compounding (and American ingenuity) go to work for you.

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    Think of the patience that Warren Buffett has. Over his lifetime, the Oracle of Omaha has seen his fair share of market plunges and losses. When Kraft-Heinz (Nasdaq: KHC) tanked in late February, for example, his company, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK), lost about $4.3 billion… in a single day. Yet, Buffett remains steadfast in his investments. He knows that when he purchases a wonderful company, he can hold onto it “forever.” He’s clearly laid out his investment philosophy in his shareholder letters… buy great companies at fair prices and let compounding (and American ingenuity) go to work for you.

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    Case in point: Kraft Heinz (Nasdaq: KHC). This consumer-staple company has turned out to be anything but safe and steady.

    You’ve likely heard by now that shares of the world’s fifth-largest food-and-drinks company lost 27% in a single session on Friday, February 22. And Kraft halved its dividend, too. A whopping $15.4 billion write-down of its acquisitions of Kraft and Oscar Mayer was just part of the bad news; the company also disclosed a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation of its procurement accounting practices.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2021: American Woodmark Corporation(AMWD)

American Woodmark Corporation (“American Woodmark” or the “Company”) manufactures and distributes kitchen cabinets and vanities for the remodeling and new home construction markets. American Woodmark was incorporated in 1980 by the four principal managers of the Boise Cascade Cabinet Division through a leveraged buyout of that division. American Woodmark was operated privately until 1986 when it became a public company through a registered public offering of its common stock. American Woodmark currently offers framed stock cabinets in approximately 500 different cabinet lines, ranging in price from relatively inexpensive to medium-priced styles. Styles vary by design and color from natural wood finishes to low-pressure laminate surfaces. The product offering of stock cabinets includes 85 door designs in 21 colors.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    American Woodmark (NASDAQ:AMWD) Q3 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019 11:00 a.m. ET

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    American Woodmark (NASDAQ:AMWD) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallAug. 27, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    You see, seasonality and sector rotation are in play right now. That means Q3 is not often very kind to the bulls. That’s why you need to pay close attention to one of the most important indicators in the market right now. Chris explains what it is and what to buy right here.

    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, PFE, AAPL
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) will likely generate a lot of buzz on Monday. Three days ago, company CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla would remain a publicly traded firm. The statement comes just weeks after Musk tweeted that he had secured investment to take the company private at $420 per share. That tweet spurred an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a lawsuit by short sellers of Tesla stock. TSLA shares were off 3% this morning. All eyes today are on Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) stock. The drug giant is poised to release the results of its phase 3 study for its drug Tafamidis. The specialty drug targets a heart disease known as transthyretin cardiomyopathy. Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) hit a historic milestone on Aug. 2. The tech giant’s market capitalization topped $1 trillion, making it the first firm to ever hit that value. The company continues to churn profits as more firms tap into its product pipeline. AAPL stock predictionsare a dime a dozen, but the fact is that this stock remains a bargain because of its price/earnings ratio. We explain why AAPL stock is still a bargain. Look for earnings reports from HEICO Corp. (NYSE: HEI) and American Wordmark Corp.(Nasdaq: AMWD).

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2021: Helen of Troy Limited(HELE)

Helen of Troy Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, import, marketing, and distribution of brand-name consumer products primarily in the United States and Canada, as well as in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. It operates in three segments: Personal Care, Housewares, and Healthcare/Home Environment. The Personal Care segment offers hair dryers, straighteners, curling irons, hair setters, shavers, mirrors, hot air brushes, home hair clippers and trimmers, paraffin baths, massage cushions, footbaths, body massagers, brushes, combs, hair accessories, liquid and aerosol hair styling products, men?s fragrances, men?s and women?s antiperspirants and deodorants, liquid and bar soaps, shampoos, conditioners, hair treatments, foot powder, body powder, and skin care products. The Housewares segment provides kitchen tools, cutlery, bar and wine accessories, household cleaning tools, food storage containers, tea kettles, trash cans, storage an d organization products, hand tools, gardening tools, kitchen mitts and trivets, barbeque tools, and rechargeable lighting products, as well as baby and toddler care products, including convertible high chair. The Healthcare/Home Environment segment offers humidifiers, de-humidifiers, vaporizers, thermometers, air purifiers, fans, portable heaters, heating pads, and electronic mosquito traps. The company sells its products primarily through mass merchandisers, drugstore chains, warehouse clubs, home improvement stores, catalogs, grocery stores, specialty stores, beauty supply retailers, e-commerce retailers, wholesalers, and various types of distributors, as well as directly online to end user consumers. Helen of Troy Limited was founded in 1968 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday.

    HELE has been the topic of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Helen of Troy from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Monday, January 21st. Bank of America set a $151.00 target price on Helen of Troy and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Monday, November 19th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $141.67.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Raymond James & Associates lowered its stake in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) by 2.0% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 37,874 shares of the company’s stock after selling 780 shares during the quarter. Raymond James & Associates’ holdings in Helen of Troy were worth $4,968,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2021: United Insurance Holdings Corp.(UIHC)

United Insurance Holdings Corp., incorporated on May 22, 2007, is a property and casualty insurance holding company that sources, writes and services residential property and casualty insurance policies using a network of agents and a group of insurance subsidiaries. The Company’s insurance subsidiary is United Property & Casualty Insurance Company. Its other subsidiaries include United Insurance Management, L.C., the managing general agent that manages substantially all aspects of United Property & Casualty Insurance Company’s business; Skyway Claims Services, LLC, which provides services to its insurance affiliate; UPC Re, which provides a portion of the reinsurance protection purchased by its insurance affiliate, and Family Security Holdings, LLC (FSH).

The Company’s principal product is homeowners’ insurance, which it offers in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Texas. The Company is also licensed to write property and casualty insurance in Alabama, Delaware, Maryland, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York and Virginia. The Company offers various insurance products, which include at-risk offerings, such as homeowners, dwelling fire, renters, condo owners and commercial residential, and not at-risk offerings, federal flood, equipment breakdown and identity theft. The Company offers policies for a range of exposures, and its policies include coverage options for standard single-family homeowners, renters and condominium unit owners. Its homeowners product, UPC 1.0, uses a granular approach to pricing for catastrophe perils.

The Company competes with State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance, Allstate Corp., Liberty Mutual, USAA Insurance Group, Travelers Companies Inc., Nationwide Mutual Group, Farmers Insurance Group, Chubb Corp., Citizens Property Insurance Corp., Universal Insurance Holdings, Tower Hill Group, American International Group, MetLife, Inc., Amica Mutual Insurance, Hartfor! d Financial Services, Erie Insurance Group, Federated National Insurance Co., American Family Mutual and HCI Group, Inc.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    United Insurance Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:UIHC)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2021: Nektar Therapeutics(NKTR)

Nektar Therapeutics, incorporated on June 3, 1998, is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is developing a pipeline of drug candidates that utilizes its PEGylation and advanced polymer conjugate technology platforms, which are designed to enable the development of molecular entities that targets known mechanisms of action. Its pipeline is comprised of drug candidates across a number of therapeutic areas including oncology, pain, anti-infectives and immunology. The Companys research and development activities involve small molecule drugs, peptides and other biologic drug candidates.

Naloxegol and Naloxegol Fixed-Dose Combination Products (formerly NKTR-118 and NKTR-119), License Agreement with AstraZeneca AB

Naloxegol is an orally-available peripherally-acting mu-opioid antagonist being investigated for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) which is a common side effect of prescription opioid medications. AstraZeneca has completed a Phase III clinical program for naloxegol AstraZeneca calls the KODIAC studies. The KODIAC studies (KODIAC-04, KODIAC-05, KODIAC-07 and KODIAC-08) naloxegol for treating OIC in patients with non-cancer pain. The KODIAC study includes two 12-week. KODIAC-08 is an open-label, randomized, 52-week, long-term safety trial of naloxegol versus usual care (UC) in patients with non-cancer related pain and OIC.

Etirinotecan pegol (NKTR-102, next generation, long-acting topoisomerase I inhibitor

The Company is developing etirinotecan pegol (also known as NKTR-102), a next generation topoisomerase I (topo I) inhibitor which was designed using its PEGylation technology. Etirinotecan pegol is a macromolecular chemotherapeutic designed to enhance the anti-cancer effects of topo I inhibition while minimizing its toxicities. Etirinotecan pegol is being evaluated as a single-agent therapy (145 mg/m2 every 21 days) in a Phase III open-label, randomized, multicenter clinical study in patients with metastatic ! breast cancer.

BAY41-6551 (Amikacin Inhale, formerly NKTR-061), Agreement with Bayer Healthcare LLC

The Company is developing specially-formulated Amikacin (BAY41-6551, Amikacin Inhale, formerly called NKTR-061) for the treatment of gram negative pneumonias. It is engaged in the third party contract manufacturers to perform its device manufacturing obligations for this program. Bayer initiated enrollment in a global Phase III clinical study, which it calls INHALE, to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Amikacin Inhale versus aerosolized placebo in the treatment of intubated and mechanically ventilated patients with Gram-negative pneumonia receiving standard of care intravenous antibiotics.

NKTR-181 (mu-opioid analgesic molecule for chronic pain

NKTR-181 is an orally-available mu-opioid drug candidate in development as a long-acting analgesic to treat chronic pain. NKTR-181 is designed with the objective to address the abuse liability and serious central nervous system (CNS) side effects associated with current opioid therapies. NKTR-181 is a mu-opioid analgesic molecule created using Nektars proprietary polymer conjugate technology, which provides it with a long-acting profile and slows its entry into the CNS. The Company completed two separate Phase I clinical studies of NKTR-181.

NKTR-171 (neuropathic pain

NKTR-171 is an orally-available sodium channel blocker and is being developed as a treatment for neuropathic pain. NKTR-171 is a molecular entity that is designed to treat neuropathic pain by blocking hyperactive neuronal sodium channels associated with damaged nerves in the peripheral nervous system. NKTR-171 is designed to be a peripherally-restricted molecule which selectively blocks hyper-excitable sodium channels without causing the CNS side effects that limit usage of existing therapies.

NKTR-192 (mu-opioid analgesic molecule for acute pain

NKTR-192 is a mu-opioid analgesic molecule in pr! eclinical! development that is intended to be a short-acting analgesic to treat acute pain. NKTR-192 is also designed to address the abuse liability and serious CNS side effects associated with current opioid therapies. NKTR-192 is also designed to have slow entry into the CNS. The Company is exploring an injectable formulation of NKTR-192 in preclinical development for the treatment of migraine and cancer pain.

NKTR-214 (cytokine immunostimulatory therapy

NKTR-214 is an engineered immunostimulatory cytokine and is being developed for the treatment of solid tumors. NKTR-214 is engineered to selectively activate IL-2 receptors on cytotoxic T cells that kill tumor cells, with relatively low affinity for IL-2 receptors on regulatory T cells that dampen the immune response to tumors. The product candidate is in Investigational New Drug application (IND)-enabling studies in preparation for clinical studies in cancer patients.

The Company competes with Biogen Idec Inc., Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Dr. Reddys Laboratories, Ltd., Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Mountain View Pharmaceuticals, Inc., SunBio Corporation, NOF Corporation, Novo Nordisk A/S, Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Mundipharma Int. Limited, Theravance, Inc., Develco Pharma, Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited., Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc., Egalet Ltd, Elite Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Endo Health Solutions Inc., KemPharm, Inc., Pfizer, Inc., Purdue Pharma L.P., and Signature Therapeutics, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Since analysts’ opinions often carry so much weight, which stocks are they most bullish about? Three stocksthat Wall Street especially loves right now are Editas Medicine (NASDAQ:EDIT), Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), and Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX). Here’s why analysts think these three stocks could double your money within the next 12 months.

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    Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Keith Speights]

    There are 21 drug stocks in the S&P 500 index, representing the biggestdrugmakers in the U.S. The three most profitable companies in this group based on profit margin are Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX), Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN). But are these highly profitable drug stocks good picks for investors to buy now?

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2021: NCI Building Systems, Inc.(NCS)

NCI Building Systems, Inc., incorporated on December 23, 1991, is a manufacturer and marketer of metal products for the nonresidential construction industry. The Company provides metal coil coating services for commercial and construction applications, servicing customers. The Company design, engineers, manufactures and markets metal components and engineered building systems in the industry. The Company operates in three segments, including metal coil coating, metal components and engineered building systems. The metal coil coating segment consists of cleaning, treating, painting and slitting continuous steel coils before the steel is fabricated for use by construction and industrial users. The metal components segment products include metal roof and wall panels, doors, metal partitions, metal trim, insulated panels and other related accessories. The engineered building systems segment includes the manufacturing of main frames, Long-Bay Systems and value-added engineering and drafting. The Company consists of a family of companies operating 38 manufacturing facilities spanning the United States and Mexico.

Metal Coil Coating

The Companys Metal coil coating segment consists of cleaning, treating and painting various flat-rolled metals, in coil form, as well as slitting and embossing the metal, before the metal is fabricated for use by various industrial users. The Company cleans, treats and coats both heavy gauge (hot-rolled) and light gauge metal coils for its other operating segments and for third party customers, who utilize them in applications, including construction products, heating and air conditioning systems, water heaters, lighting fixtures, ceiling grids, office furniture, appliances and other products. The Company provides toll coating services under which the customer provides the metal coil and provides only the coil coating process.

The Company operates six metal coil coating facilities located in six United States. Two of its facilities coat h! ot-rolled, heavy gauge metal coils and four of its facilities coat light gauge metal coils. The Company process metal coils to supply substantially all the coating requirements of its own metal components and engineered building systems operating segments. The Company also process metal coils to supply customers in different industries.

The Company sells its products and processes to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers who utilize pre-painted metal, including other manufacturers of engineered building systems and metal components. The Companys customer base also includes steel mills, metal service centers and painted coil distributors who in-turn supply manufacturers of engineered building systems, metal components, lighting fixtures, ceiling grids, water heaters, appliances and other manufactured products.

Metal Components

The Metal components segment include metal roof and wall systems, metal partitions, metal trim, doors and other related accessories. These products are used in new construction and in repair and retrofit applications for industrial, commercial, institutional, agricultural and rural uses. Metal components are used in construction applications, including purlins and girts, roofing, standing seam roofing, walls, doors, trim and other parts of traditional buildings, as well as in architectural applications and engineered building systems. The Companys metal components consist of individual components, including secondary structural framing, metal roof and wall systems and associated metal trims. The Company sells directly to contractors or end users for use in the building industry, including the construction of metal buildings. Specific component products the Company manufactures include metal roof and wall systems, purlins, girts, partitions, header panels and related trim and screws. The Company is focused on developing and marketing new products, such as its Insulated Panel Systems (IPS), Eco-ficientTM panel systems, SoundwallT! M, Nu-Roo! fTM system and Energy Star cool roofing.

Engineered Building Systems

The Companys engineered building systems consist of engineered structural members and panels that are fabricated and roll-formed in a factory. These systems consist of structural framing, secondary structural members (purlins and girts) and metal roof and wall systems or conventional wall materials manufactured by others, such as masonry and concrete tilt-up panels. Engineered building systems consist of three systems: Primary structural framing, Secondary structural framing and Metal roof and wall systems.

Primary structural framing, fabricated from heavy-gauge plate steel, supports the secondary structural framing, roof, walls and all externally applied loads. Through the primary framing, the force of all applied loads is structurally transferred to the foundation. Secondary structural framing is designed to the primary structural framing and transfer applied loads from the roof and walls to the primary structural framing. Secondary structural framing consists of gauge, roll-formed steel components called purlins and girts. Metal roof and wall systems not only lock out the weather but may also contribute to the structural integrity of the overall building system. Roof and wall panels are fabricated from light-gauge, roll-formed steel in many architectural configurations. Accessory components complete the engineered building system. These components include doors, windows, specialty trims, gutters and interior partitions. The Company operates eight facilities for manufacturing and distributing engineered building systems throughout the United States and Monterrey, Mexico.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE:NCS) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $19.40.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Measured Wealth Private Client Group LLC acquired a new stake in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 10,786 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,926,000. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust makes up approximately 2.4% of Measured Wealth Private Client Group LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 8th biggest position.

Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Hartford Financial Management Inc. bought a new position in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust in the second quarter worth about $139,000. LifePlan Financial Group Inc raised its holdings in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust by 48.6% in the second quarter. LifePlan Financial Group Inc now owns 575 shares of the company’s stock worth $156,000 after purchasing an additional 188 shares in the last quarter. WP Advisors LLC bought a new position in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust in the second quarter worth about $165,000. AllSquare Wealth Management LLC raised its holdings in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust by 182.8% in the first quarter. AllSquare Wealth Management LLC now owns 642 shares of the company’s stock worth $169,000 after purchasing an additional 415 shares in the last quarter. Finally, FC Advisory LLC bought a new position in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust in the second quarter worth about $201,000.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NCI Building Systems, Inc.(NCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE:NCS) – Analysts at Seaport Global Securities upped their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for NCI Building Systems in a report issued on Wednesday, June 6th. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Mccall now forecasts that the construction company will post earnings per share of $0.50 for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.44. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for NCI Building Systems’ FY2018 earnings at $1.45 EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE:NCS) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders bought 1,048 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,356% compared to the typical daily volume of 72 put options.

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CyberArk Software Ltd.(CYBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at CyberArk Software Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYBR) increased to 473,000 shares from the previous level of 372,000. Shares were trading at $73.00, within a 52-week range of $40.62 to $78.36.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at CyberArk Software Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYBR) decreased to 465,800 shares from the previous level of 975,000. Shares were trading at $69.89, within a 52-week range of $39.34 to $71.25.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    CyberArk Software (NASDAQ:CYBR) reported fourth-quarter financial results on Feb. 14. The cybersecurity specialist is experiencing soaring demand for its privileged account-security solutions, which help businesses defend against external attacks — as well as malicious behavior by their own employees.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Geo Group Inc (GEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in GEO. Capital Growth Management LP purchased a new stake in shares of The GEO Group during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $38,998,000. American Century Companies Inc. raised its position in shares of The GEO Group by 335.6% during the 4th quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 1,422,625 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $28,026,000 after buying an additional 1,096,034 shares during the period. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its position in shares of The GEO Group by 1,851.2% during the 4th quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 949,816 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $48,000 after buying an additional 901,137 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in shares of The GEO Group by 24.7% during the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 3,710,553 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $93,358,000 after buying an additional 735,209 shares during the period. Finally, WINTON GROUP Ltd raised its position in shares of The GEO Group by 1,204.0% during the 4th quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 610,019 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $12,017,000 after buying an additional 563,239 shares during the period. 89.35% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    US Bancorp DE decreased its position in shares of The GEO Group Inc (NYSE:GEO) by 18.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 19,855 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 4,548 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in The GEO Group were worth $406,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    The GEO Group Inc (NYSE:GEO) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Geodrill Ltd (TSE:GEO) – Investment analysts at Beacon Securities lowered their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Geodrill in a note issued to investors on Monday, August 13th. Beacon Securities analyst A. Shaath now expects that the company will post earnings per share of $0.00 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.03. Beacon Securities also issued estimates for Geodrill’s FY2018 earnings at $0.16 EPS.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: KeyCorp(KEY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Keyera (TSE:KEY) had its target price decreased by Cormark from C$45.00 to C$40.00 in a report issued on Tuesday morning.

    A number of other equities analysts have also issued reports on KEY. CIBC lowered their price target on Keyera from C$46.00 to C$45.00 in a report on Wednesday, October 24th. BMO Capital Markets lowered Keyera from an outperform rating to a market perform rating and lowered their price target for the stock from C$43.00 to C$36.00 in a report on Wednesday, November 7th. National Bank Financial lowered their price target on Keyera from C$45.00 to C$44.00 and set an outperform rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 7th. GMP Securities lowered their price target on Keyera from C$40.00 to C$38.00 in a report on Thursday, November 8th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lowered their price target on Keyera from C$45.00 to C$39.00 and set an outperform rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 8th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of C$40.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Gifford Fong Associates acquired a new stake in shares of KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 30,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $587,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    KEY (CURRENCY:KEY) traded 3.6% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 16:00 PM ET on September 1st. One KEY token can now be purchased for about $0.0022 or 0.00000031 BTC on popular exchanges. During the last week, KEY has traded down 12.9% against the U.S. dollar. KEY has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $96,225.00 worth of KEY was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is one of the better-known banks among the group and looks to be a solid pick for 2019. KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) operates as the bank holding company for KeyBank National Association, which provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals, small and medium-sized businesses.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    KEY (CURRENCY:KEY) traded up 0.6% against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 13:00 PM Eastern on July 1st. During the last week, KEY has traded up 7.6% against the U.S. dollar. One KEY token can now be bought for about $0.0063 or 0.00000099 BTC on popular exchanges. KEY has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $284,702.00 worth of KEY was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Selfkey (CURRENCY:KEY) traded 8.8% higher against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 23:00 PM ET on February 8th. Over the last seven days, Selfkey has traded up 3.1% against the US dollar. One Selfkey token can now be purchased for $0.0028 or 0.00000077 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including OKEx, Kucoin, ABCC and IDEX. Selfkey has a market cap of $7.21 million and $415,592.00 worth of Selfkey was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Taylor Morrison Home Corporation(TMHC)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Taylor Morrison Home Corp (NYSE:TMHC) shares hit a new 52-week low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $16.63 and last traded at $16.56, with a volume of 1088619 shares. The stock had previously closed at $16.91.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of AV Homes (NASDAQ:AVHI) have soared today, up by 29% as of 1:40 p.m. EDT, after the company announced it was being acquired. Larger homebuilder Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE:TMHC) is scooping up AV Homes in a $1 billion deal.

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MediWound Ltd.(MDWD)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Mediwound (NASDAQ:MDWD) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Mediwound earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 47.1925876006011 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: LaSalle Hotel Properties(LHO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $35.66 and last traded at $35.59, with a volume of 95762 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $35.47.

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    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 16.8 percent to $51.00 in pre-market trading. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) rose 9.3 percent to $5.40 in pre-market trading after falling 28.92 percent on Friday.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares rose 9 percent to $29.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.26 percent on Friday.
    Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETH) rose 6.7 percent to $26.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.64 percent on Friday.
    Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN) rose 5.4 percent to $3.90 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.06 percent on Friday.
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    Nasdaq, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) shares rose 4.3 percent to $93.98 in the pre-market trading session.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares rose 4.2 percent to $33.25 in pre-market trading. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Monro, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNRO) shares rose 4 percent to $58.35 in pre-market trading as the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings and disclosed that it has acquired Free Service Tire.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 3.7 percent to $19.75 in pre-market trading after falling 4.80 percent on Friday.

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) fell about 14% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $24.00 after closing at $28.25 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $31.75. Volume of about 12.2 million was more than 10 times the daily average. The company’s results were hit hard by Hurricane Irma.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO) in a research report report published on Friday.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: United Fire Group, Inc(UFCS)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub cut shares of United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Friday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    United Fire & Casualty (NASDAQ:UFCS) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $53.47 and last traded at $53.26, with a volume of 1018 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $51.84.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. United Fire Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the insurance provider an impact score of 48.2793119465098 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: priceline.com Incorporated(PCLN)

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NTN Buzztime, Inc.(NTN)

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    NASDAQ PEIX traded down $0.05 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $3.10. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 201,540 shares, compared to its average volume of 407,376. The stock has a market capitalization of $141.29 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.65 and a beta of 2.03. Pacific Ethanol has a 1-year low of $2.75 and a 1-year high of $7.50. The company has a current ratio of 2.24, a quick ratio of 1.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61.

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Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: E*TRADE Financial Corporation(ETFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    E-Trade (NASDAQ:ETFC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.09. E-Trade had a net margin of 28.40% and a return on equity of 11.64%. The firm had revenue of $708.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $686.31 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.48 earnings per share. E-Trade’s quarterly revenue was up 28.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that E-Trade will post 3.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    Shares of E-Trade traded up $0.29, hitting $64.39, during trading hours on Friday, according to Marketbeat Ratings. The company had a trading volume of 1,951,368 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,786,867. The firm has a market cap of $16.89 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.40, a PEG ratio of 1.06 and a beta of 1.29. The company has a current ratio of 0.27, a quick ratio of 0.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31. E-Trade has a one year low of $33.06 and a one year high of $65.14.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    New York State Teachers Retirement System cut its position in shares of E-Trade (NASDAQ:ETFC) by 1.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 501,653 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 4,970 shares during the quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System owned about 0.19% of E-Trade worth $27,797,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

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    The cryptocurrency market lacks a company that combines currency mining and currency exchange, Dede said. No companies are creating ties between digital currency exchanges and mainstream consumer-focused brokerages, such as TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: AMTD) and E*TRADE Financial Corp (NASDAQ: ETFC), he said. 

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: New York Community Bancorp, Inc.(NYCB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of New York Community Bank (NYSE:NYCB) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $11.65 and last traded at $11.73, with a volume of 2440855 shares. The stock had previously closed at $12.02.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of NYSE:NYCB traded down $0.21 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $12.48. 4,058,407 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,950,782. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.05, a current ratio of 1.40 and a quick ratio of 1.40. The company has a market cap of $6,215.92, a PE ratio of 15.41, a PEG ratio of 1.48 and a beta of 0.65. New York Community Bank has a 12 month low of $11.67 and a 12 month high of $14.53.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Boston Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:NYCB) by 48.2% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 383,480 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 124,757 shares during the period. Boston Advisors LLC’s holdings in New York Community Bancorp were worth $4,234,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    New York Community Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: NYCB) dropped about 1.7% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $10.80. Shares closed at $11.07 on Tuesday, and the stock’s 52-week high is $14.53. Volume totaled around 6 million shares, about 25% above the daily average. The company had no specific news. The stock is on track to post a gain of less than 1% on the day.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Trs ETF (ZROZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

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

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc.(FMBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: “First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. (FMBH) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.65 Per Share” was published by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece on another publication, it was stolen and republished in violation of international copyright and trademark legislation. The correct version of this piece can be accessed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3357904/first-mid-illinois-bancshares-inc-fmbh-expected-to-announce-earnings-of-0-65-per-share.html.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. Common Stock (FMBH)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: PAREXEL International Corporation(PRXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about PAREXEL International (NASDAQ:PRXL) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PAREXEL International earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the medical research company an impact score of 49.4978250148766 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: NCI Building Systems, Inc.(NCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NCI Building Systems (NYSE:NCS) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 800,076 shares, a growth of 50.7% from the April 13th total of 531,044 shares. Currently, 1.9% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 323,193 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.5 days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE:NCS) – Analysts at Seaport Global Securities upped their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for NCI Building Systems in a report issued on Wednesday, June 6th. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Mccall now forecasts that the construction company will post earnings per share of $0.50 for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.44. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for NCI Building Systems’ FY2018 earnings at $1.45 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of NCI Building Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Stephens reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. Barclays reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of NCI Building Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.00.

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    NCI Building Systems Company Profile

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Bank of the Ozarks(OZRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 3rd, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Friday, July 13th will be given a dividend of 0.20 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, July 20th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 12th. This is an increase from Bank Of The Ozarks’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.20.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ: OZRK)Q2 2018 Bank Of The Ozarks Earnings CallJul. 12, 2018, 3:00 pm ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lessened its stake in shares of Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) by 3.2% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 196,473 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 6,499 shares during the quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company’s holdings in Bank Of The Ozarks were worth $9,484,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: WD-40 Company(WDFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Investors that have taken a long-term, buy-and-hold approach to wealth-building might not dispute that claim. Owning a stock for years — or decades — makes future dividend yields higher, future share growth more powerful, and provides peace of mind compared to the more frenzied buying and selling that seems to dominate investing today. Even better, there’s never a bad time to start. Those looking for top stocks of the next decade might want to take a closer look at oil driller EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG), maintenance products specialist WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC), and home water technology leader A.O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) by 2.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 112,123 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after buying an additional 3,074 shares during the quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned approximately 0.81% of WD-40 worth $14,767,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    The message you get when you read through an investor presentation deck for the WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC) is growth. The North Star for management is to grow its revenue to $700 million annually by 2025 while maintaining its current margins. So when looking at the company’s earnings reports, the first thing that any investor is going to look at is the revenue growth rate.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Rich Smith, and Daniel Miller]

    In the spirit of Lynch’s investment principles, we asked three of our Motley Fool investors to each highlight a stock Wall Street isn’t paying much attention to, but could be a great investment. Here’s a brief look at their selections: WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC), Control4 (NASDAQ:CTRL), and VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) Director Daniel E. Pittard bought 530 shares of WD-40 stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $132.65 per share, for a total transaction of $70,304.50. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Lam Research Corporation(LRCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) is not a well-known company. The semiconductor packaging equipment specialist is valued at just $1.65 billion, and it recorded just $809 million of revenue last year. That’s a much smaller number than those posted by semiconductor equipment giants like Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC), and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

    ACM Research Shares Could Fall When IPO Lockup Expires (seekingalpha.com) Applied Materials and Lam Research Fell on April 19 (finance.yahoo.com) The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: IBM, McDonald's, Gilead, Phillips 66 and Lam Research (finance.yahoo.com) FY2019 Earnings Estimate for Lam Research Issued By KeyCorp (LRCX) (americanbankingnews.com) Q4 2018 Earnings Forecast for Lam Research (LRCX) Issued By B. Riley (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of LRCX stock traded up $1.52 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $191.91. 4,980,703 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,910,779. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 2.09 and a current ratio of 2.64. The stock has a market capitalization of $33,204.83, a PE ratio of 19.23, a PEG ratio of 0.67 and a beta of 1.41. Lam Research has a 52 week low of $137.55 and a 52 week high of $234.88.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ: LRCX) which rose over 7% to $204.79. The stocks 52-week range is $109.33 to $219.70. Volume was over 6 million compared to its average volume of 2.7 million.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Market fears of an escalating Middle Eastern conflict abated thanks to last week’s military strikes against the Syrian government. On Friday, April 13, U.S. forces joined the United Kingdom and France in retaliation for a chemical gas attack carried out by the Syrian government. The military exercise came at a time that tensions are also rising in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
    Today, several members of the U.S. Federal Reserve will be speaking at events around the globe, including San Francisco Fed President John Williams and Chicago Fed Bank President Charles Evans. But no one will be more watched today than Fed Gov. Randal Quarles, who will testify before the U.S. House Financial Services Commission. Quarles will provide testimony on the central bank’s plans to regulate and oversee the financial system. Expect a wealth of questions about the Fed’s plans to raise interest rates and manage its massive balance sheet. Money MorningLiquidity SpecialistLee Adler offers you advice on how to play the Fed’s problems, right here.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: GS, NFLX, TSLA, and ROKU
    Shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) added 0.6% after the Wall Street bank easily topped Q1 earnings and revenue estimates. The firm reportedearnings per share (EPS) of $6.95 on top of more than $10 billion in revenue. Analysts projected EPS of $5.67 on top of $8.89 billion. The investment bank hiked its quarterly dividend and said that revenue from equity trading rallied thanks to an uptick in recent market volatility.
    Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) are flat on the news that the firm will suspend production of its Model 3 vehicles. The firm said the temporary halt in production will aim to “improve automation” and address ongoing bottlenecks in its production process.
    Shares of Roku Inc. (Nasdaq: ROKU) popped more than 8.2% on news that Steven Cohen’s family office has taken a passive 5.1% stake in the company. The streaming device manufactur

  • [By ]

    Real Money columnist James DePorre says, “The rotational action is the main theme today. We have weakness in semiconductors after a good bounce Tuesday, in large part due to a poor reaction to quarterly results from Lam Research (LRCX) . Financials are still struggling although Morgan Stanley (MS)  is helping the group.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Like the semiconductor and memory industries, the semiconductor equipment industry has consolidated, to a handful of key global players. Two of the largest are U.S. companies Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) and Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT).

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: AMERISAFE, Inc.(AMSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Amerisafe (NASDAQ:AMSF) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Amerisafe earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.1502674511953 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF) EVP Vincent J. Gagliano sold 249 shares of Amerisafe stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.15, for a total value of $14,977.35. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 17,178 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,033,256.70. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $61.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of AMERISAFE (NASDAQ:AMSF) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Friday.

    Other research analysts have also issued reports about the stock. TheStreet raised shares of AMERISAFE from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report on Thursday, April 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of AMERISAFE from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of AMERISAFE in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on shares of AMERISAFE in a report on Thursday, April 5th. They issued a market perform rating and a $54.00 price target for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of AMERISAFE from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. AMERISAFE currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $63.00.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018

Introduction

Apple’s (AAPL) Services division is now the second-largest business segment in the company’s arsenal. A big driver of this growth has been Apple Music. However, nearly one and a half years later, the question still remains, “What impact is Apple Music going to have?”

Over the past year, the company has seen its iPhone, Mac and “Other Products” segments drop by double digits in revenue. During the same time frame, Apple Music has grown 22% in revenue alongside Apple Services 24% growth. It has been a small saving grace for investors during the most recent earnings release.

How much does it cost to service each subscriber?

Royalties

According to the New York Times, Apple pays $0.002 per stream in royalty fees. Additionally, music publishers earn $0.47 per 1000 streams. This totals $2.47 per 1,000 streams, which can be treated as its cost of goods sold.

In 2013, Spotify’s (Private:MUSIC) users listened to approximately 110 minutes of streamed music per day. Assuming the average song length is three minutes, there would be 1,100 songs listened to per month. That would be the equivalent of $2.72 worth of Apple Music payments.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Petroquest Energy Inc(PQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about Petroquest Energy (NYSE:PQ) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Petroquest Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the energy company an impact score of 47.638327846877 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft (BAYRY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Both companies reported that the phase 3 trial known as IMblaze370 had failed. This study recruited a total of 363 patients with locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer. One key thing to note first is that the patients that were recruited into the study, were those who had already been heavily pretreated with 2 or more prior regimens of chemotherapy. The trial was putting the combination of Tecentriq and Cotellic versus the control arm which was regorafenib (STIVARGA) from Bayer (OTCPK:BAYRY). Unfortunately, the treatment combination arm failed to improve overall survival versus the control arm. There was no actual results released yet. It was stated that full detailed results from this study will be released at an upcoming medical conference. The problem is that it doesn’t matter what the results are, the bottom-line is that the primary endpoint was not met.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    It looks like the benefit-to-risk ratio is off the charts for larotrectinib as well as LOXO-292, but the number of patients with TRK fusion cancers that fail multiple existing treatments is somewhere between 1,500 and 5,000 each year in the U.S. Investors also need to understand that Loxo Oncology licensed its candidates from Array Biopharma (NASDAQ:ARRY) and owes its partner substantial milestone payments and mid-single-digit royalties on any sales they might generate. Loxo has partnered withBayer AG (NASDAQOTH:BAYRY), and if approved, the German giant will share U.S. profits with Loxo and pay double-digit royalties on sales abroad.

  • [By ]

    And why did Bayer (OTCPK:BAYRY) buy this drug, too?

    Unfortunately, in most cases, resistance is inevitable at some point, even if you attain a strong response that lasts a while. It is a near-truism that patients will eventually acquire resistance to kinase inhibitors, except in rare exceptional circumstances and treatment settings like chronic myeloid leukemia, where a lot of patients can have a persistent remission for years and years.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: NCI Building Systems, Inc.(NCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of NCI Building Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Stephens reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. Barclays reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of NCI Building Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.00.

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    NCI Building Systems Company Profile

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NCI Building Systems (NYSE:NCS) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 800,076 shares, a growth of 50.7% from the April 13th total of 531,044 shares. Currently, 1.9% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 323,193 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.5 days.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Regency Centers Corporation(REG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Regency Centers (REG)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH purchased a new position in Regency Centers Co. (NYSE:REG) during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm purchased 8,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $484,000.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.(FCAU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Several car companies have made police versions of their vehicles over the years. Among the things the upgraded vehicles have is fast engines. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.’s (NYSE: FCAU) Dodge division has taken a vehicle that is already fast and modified it for law enforcement.

  • [By Zacks]

    The announcement should give a major boost to the confidence of U.S. carmakers like Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), General Motors Company (NYSE: GM), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) and Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) as full ownership will help them have complete control of their operations and allow no sharing of profits.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    For some inexplicable reason, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Inc.’s (NYSE: FCAU) Dodge division decided to sell its Ram pickup by using a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The speech that the Fiat Chryslerad featured was given 50 years ago.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Teladoc, Inc.(TDOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Simon Erickson]

    Teladoc’s (NYSE:TDOC) first-quarter results kicked off a good start to 2018. Their now fully integrated acquisition of Best Doctors helped revenue more than double for the second straight quarter and U.S. membership reach more than 20 million people.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC) CEO Jason N. Gorevic sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.93, for a total transaction of $1,223,250.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 636,184 shares in the company, valued at approximately $31,128,483.12. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    In today’s episode of MarketFoolery, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser go through some of the messy metrics from this quarter and explain which areas long-term investors should focus on to track how the company is doing. Also, Texas Roadhouse(NASDAQ:TXRH) clocked in another good quarter, but how can the restaurant grow from here? Virtual healthcare provider Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC)reports earnings later today, and long-term investors should watch for progress in these key metrics. Tune in to find out more.

  • [By Rich Duprey, Nicholas Rossolillo, and Maxx Chatsko]

    We posed that question to a team of Motley Fool investors to identify three stocks our kids will brag about having owned for years, and they picked U.S. Concrete (NASDAQ:USCR), Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC), and Rollins (NYSE:ROL). Read on to find out why these companies deserve that distinction.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Hertz Global Holdings Inc(HTZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) were down 17 percent to $18.505 after the company reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Nevro Corp. (NASDAQ: NVRO) fell 11.6 percent to $81.58 in pre-market trading after reporting wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) shares fell 8.3 percent to $20.33 in pre-market trading after the company reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) fell 7.5 percent to $51.74 in pre-market trading. Zillow reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak sales guidance for the second quarter.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) fell 7.2 percent to $3.11 in pre-market trading after reporting wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares fell 5.5 percent to $4.14 in pre-market trading after rising 11.17 percent on Monday.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) fell 5.1 percent to $95.00 in pre-market trading. Albemarle declared a quarterly dividend of $0.335 per share.
    Tata Motors Limited (NYSE: TTM) fell 4.8 percent to $23.80 in pre-market trading.
    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) fell 4.5 percent to $57.14 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares fell 4.3 percent to $2.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.73 percent on Monday.
    51job, Inc. (NASDAQ: JOBS) shares fell 4.2 percent to $93 in pre-market trading after rising 3.55 percent on Monday

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

    Get Hertz Global alerts:

    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc (HTZ) CFO Thomas C. Kennedy Buys 15,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Northcoast Research Weighs in on Hertz Global Holdings, Inc’s Q2 2018 Earnings (HTZ) (americanbankingnews.com) Hertz Global Target of Unusually High Options Trading (HTZ) (americanbankingnews.com) Edited Transcript of HTZ earnings conference call or presentation 8-May-18 12:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) Hertz Sweeps 2018 FlyerTalk Awards (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several equities research analysts have issued reports on HTZ shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hertz Global from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Macquarie upgraded Hertz Global from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Goldman Sachs dropped their target price on Hertz Global from $15.00 to $13.00 and set a “sell” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Hertz Global from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $15.71.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market dealt with continued volatility on Tuesday, with investors uncertain how to react to a mix of earnings and geopolitical news. Throughout most of the day, market participants were trying to predict whether the Trump administration would move forward with its plans to withdraw the U.S. from the nuclear deal with Iran, and major benchmarks stayed in a relatively tight range with a downward bias during the morning and early afternoon. After the expected announcement, the Dow fell to a triple-digit loss late in the afternoon, but it recovered by the end of the session. Adding to the gloominess was bad news regarding some key individual stocks. DISH Network (NASDAQ:DISH), Gogo (NASDAQ:GOGO), and Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE:HTZ) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Oil prices are at levels we haven’t seen in years. U.S. crude topped $70 for the first since 2014, as U.S. President Donald Trump appeared increasingly likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinforce sanctions on Tehran. In addition, OPEC has announced plans to bolster prices and cap production. For oil investors, Money MorningGlobal Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says it’s time to buckle up. According to Moors, revoking the Iran deal would cause “price chaos” around the globe. And that’s right as driving season starts in the United States. Here’s more on the coming chaos for oil. In deal news, Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) announced it will purchase Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) for $7.6 billion in cash. Grammercy manages commercial real estate. While this may seem like a boring deal, Blackstone is buying a business that churns out cold hard cash for its investors. We want to keep this deal on your radar, because there are many other deals like this coming down the pipeline. We’re going to be discussing one of the best real estate opportunities available very soon – so keep an eye out for updates.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, AAPL, TSN, SBUX
    Shareholders of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) cheered statements made by Warren Buffett over the weekend. The Oracle of Omaha said he messed up by not investing in Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL). “I made the wrong decisions on Google and Amazon,” Buffett said on Saturday. “We’ve looked at it. I made the mistake in not being able to come to a conclusion where I really felt that at the present prices that the prospects were far better than the prices indicated.” Buffett says he now has a “very, very, very high opinion” of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Oracle believes that Bezos has created something that is “close to a miracle.” Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) added another 0.6% Monday, to reach $185.00 per share – a new 52-week high. The uptick came after Warren Buffett announced

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) were down 11 percent to $19.77 after the company reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Tile Shop Hldgs, Inc.(TTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTS) got a boost, shooting up 9 percent to $6.20 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.

    Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIEN) shares were also up, gaining 9 percent to $12.03 following the announcement of FDA approval for PMA supplement.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    On the surface, there doesn’t seem to be much good inTile Shop Holdings Inc’s(NASDAQ:TTS) first-quarter earnings report. Sales fell 1% on a big 6.8% decline in comparable-store sales, earnings per share fell 47%, and expenses increased at double-digit rate. Surprisingly, Tile Shop’s shares traded up as much as 7% and finished the day of its earnings release up 5%.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Tile Shop Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TTS) dropped more than 31% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $5.80. Shares closed at $8.45 on Tuesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.40. Volume was around 6.3 million, about eight times the daily average of about 780,000. The company reported a quarterly loss this morning.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: The ExOne Company(XONE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ex One (NASDAQ: XONE) and Voxeljet (NYSE:VJET) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in The ExOne Co. (NASDAQ: XONE) fell by 1.7% to 1.86 million shares. About 19.8% of the company’s shares were short. ExOne’s share price jumped by about 14.2% in the period. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.72 to $14.43, and shares closed at $10.39 on Wednesday, up about 1.6% for the day. Days to cover rose from eight to 11.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in The ExOne Co. (NASDAQ: XONE) rose by 4.9% to 2.38 million shares. About 24.4% of the company’s shares were short. ExOne’s share price fell by about 3.4% in the period ending April 30. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.72 to $14.43, and shares closed at $7.19 on Wednesday, up about 2.7% for the day. Days to cover rose from 22 to 23.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: CB Financial Services, Inc.(CBFV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CB Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ:CBFV)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday following a dividend announcement from the company. The company traded as low as $34.95 and last traded at $34.40, with a volume of 4600 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $34.65.

Top Energy Stocks To Own For 2019

Rising oil prices are a double-edged sword for the world economy.

With the price of crude up 14 percent this year and now trading at the highest since 2014, exporters of the fuel get to enjoy a windfall while consuming nations get hurt.

Much ultimately depends on the reason why prices are pushing higher. An oil shock on the back of constrained supply is a negative though higher prices due to robust demand may just reflect solid global growth.

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Either way, there are winners and losers, especially among emerging economies. Countries who rely on imported energy will be squeezed as costs go up, balances of payments become strained and inflation accelerates. For exporters, government coffers will get a fillip.

Top Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: NCI Building Systems, Inc.(NCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of NCI Building Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Stephens reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. Barclays reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of NCI Building Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.00.

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    NCI Building Systems Company Profile

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NCI Building Systems (NYSE:NCS) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 800,076 shares, a growth of 50.7% from the April 13th total of 531,044 shares. Currently, 1.9% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 323,193 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.5 days.

Top Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Trinity Place Holdings Inc.(TPHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Trinity Place Holdings (NYSEAMERICAN:TPHS) major shareholder Marcato Capital Management Lp sold 9,104 shares of Trinity Place stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.02, for a total value of $63,910.08. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Major shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Top Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: T2 Biosystems, Inc.(TTOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    T2 Biosystems (NASDAQ:TTOO) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $7.72 and last traded at $7.38, with a volume of 13220 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.22.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on T2 Biosystems (TTOO)

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

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019

Toys “R” Us is on its way out, but KB Toys is set to pop back up.

Strategic Marks, a company that buys and revitalizes defunct brands, owns the KB name and plans to open 1,000 pop-up KB Toys stores for Black Friday and the holiday shopping season.

“My assumption is that there’s about half a billion dollars worth of toys that have been produced for Toys “R” Us with no place to go,” said Strategic Marks president Ellia Kassoff, in a phone interview with CNNMoney. “That’s a big, big void that we’re hoping to fill up.”

Toys “R” Us, which filed for bankruptcy last year, announced last week that it expects to close all of its 735 stores in the US. Those closures will put 31,000 people out of work and hurt toy manufacturers that depended on the national retailer for distribution.

Kassoff said he’s been in contact with Hasbro Inc. (HAS) and Mattel, Inc. (MAT) and up to 200 smaller toy suppliers who are looking for new brick and mortar retailers. He said he plans to take advantage of a glut of toy manufacturers that have inventory but no place to sell it.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Insmed, Inc.(INSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Insmed Inc. (NASDAQ: INSM) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse.

    Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham, based on the run-up in shares and on a harder earnings comparison that will be harder to beat. Lululemon was up 1% at $96.31 but was down 2% at $94.30 on Monday. It had a consensus target price of $89.93.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 78.82 percent to close at $7.26 on Monday.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares jumped 18 percent to close at $2.36.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) climbed 15.7 percent to close at $7.00 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) gained 17.21 percent to close at $3.61.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) rose 14.16 percent to close at $33.45. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares jumped 12.79 percent to close at $25.58.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares gained 11.52 percent to close at $15.00. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 10.94 percent to close at $22.91.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares rose 10.76 percent to close at $26.05. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares rose 10.02 percent to close at $6.48.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares gained 8.37 percent to close at $2.46 on Monday after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares gained 7.81 percent to close at $11.11.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 7.26 percent to close at $70.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 6.66 percent to close at $74.45 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Hanesbrands Inc.
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares jumped 17 percent to $3.65.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares rose 13.5 percent to $11.70.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) gained 11.6 percent to $6.75 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares jumped 11.2 percent to $14.95. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares gained 11 percent to $2.2199.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) surged 10.8 percent to $4.50.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) rose 10.1 percent to $3.39.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) climbed 9.6 percent to $32.10. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares jumped 9.1 percent to $25.66. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 8.4 percent to $75.65 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Command Security Corporation (NYSE: MOC) shares gained 6.4 percent to $3.0960 after the company disclosed a $23 million five-year contract with LaGuardia Gateway Partners for LaGuardia Airport New Central Terminal Building.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) rose 6.2 percent to $2.41 after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 5.7 percent to $69.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) gained 4.9 percent to $18.035. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Hanesbrands from Hold to Buy.
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Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Zosano Pharma Corporation(ZSAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Zosano Pharma Corp. (NASDAQ: ZSAN) dropped about 17% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $0.54 after closing at $0.65 on Friday. Volume was around 720,000, about 10% below the daily average of around 850,000. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Zosano Pharma (NASDAQ:ZSAN) will announce its earnings results after the market closes on Tuesday, May 15th.

    Zosano Pharma (NASDAQ:ZSAN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, March 12th. The biotechnology company reported ($3.80) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($4.80) by $1.00.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: bluebird bio, Inc.(BLUE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell, Leo Sun, and Daniel Miller]

    For instance, the company recently acquired Juno Therapeutics to get its hands on a pipeline of chimeric antigen receptor T-cell gene therapies (CAR-Ts). CAR-Ts represent one of the biggest recent advances in treating blood cancer, and depending on trial results, the first CAR-T from this collaboration could be filed for approval next year. Similarly, Celgene is partnering with bluebird bio (NASDAQ:BLUE) on bb2121, a CAR-T for multiple myeloma. So far, bb2121 is delivering 90%-plus response rates in heavily pre-treated patients, and if that success continues, it could end up on regulators’ desk for approval next year, too.

  • [By Rafi Farber]

    Heres some perspective. Within the past decade, University of Pennsylvania has allied with Novartis A.G. (NYSE: NVS), Baylor College of Medicine with Bluebird Bio Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUE) and Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ:CELG), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center with Juno Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: JUNO) (which Celgene just got clearance to acquire), and the National Cancer Institute with Kite Pharma, which was acquired last year byGilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Blue Protocol (CURRENCY:BLUE) traded down 9.1% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 11:00 AM Eastern on May 12th. One Blue Protocol token can now be purchased for about $0.18 or 0.00002166 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinExchange, EtherDelta (ForkDelta), IDEX and YoBit. In the last seven days, Blue Protocol has traded down 16.3% against the U.S. dollar. Blue Protocol has a market capitalization of $6.65 million and $31,443.00 worth of Blue Protocol was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Diageo plc(DEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Diageo (NYSE:DEO) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Monday.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Invesco Advantage Municipal Income Trust II(VKI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wedbush Securities Inc. bought a new stake in Invesco Advantage Municipal Income Trust II (NYSEAMERICAN:VKI) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 35,963 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $382,000. Wedbush Securities Inc. owned 0.08% of Invesco Advantage Municipal Income Trust II as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: NVR Inc.(NVR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Next week is big for housing numbers. March existing home sales figures are scheduled for  Monday and new home sales for March along with the February S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index on Tuesday. As for homebuilders, Pulte Group, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) is scheduled to report  Q1 results Tuesday, and D.R. Horton Inc (NYSE: DHI) is scheduled to report fiscal Q2 numbers on Thursday. The industry already has seen strong Q1 results from Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN), and housing starts and building permits in March rose more than expected. These results, as well as those and the economic data from next week could provide clues for the industry going forward. After NVR, Inc. (NYSE: NVR) reports results this morning, Meritage Homes Corp. (NYSE: MTH) releases its Q1 results April 25. We’ll have to wait until next month for some of the other homebuilders, as well as from home improvement companies Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD) and Lowe’s Companies Inc (NYSE: LOW), before we get a more complete snapshot of the housing market.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Priestley:Yeah,absolutely. The first stock that you mentioned was NVR (NYSE:NVR). They focus on building luxury homes in Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania,and Virginia. They have three distinct brands:Ryan Homes, NV Homes and Heartland Homes. They’reactually the most expensive, I think, of the stocks that we’re going to talk about today. Their P/E is at 24X. But they’re also the biggest, and the past 12 months have seen the stock come up almost 50%. So, great pick! What exactly attracted you to NVR?

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NVR, Inc. (NYSE:NVR) Director Susan Williamson Ross purchased 70 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $2,995.20 per share, for a total transaction of $209,664.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 64,191 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $192,264,883.20. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    For a business that is supposed to be relatively seasonal and cyclical, NVR (NYSE:NVR) has been enjoying an impressive run of growth. Not only did the company deliver impressive top- and bottom-line expansion, but it also showed positive trends on just about every operating metric. If there was one thing to critique, it’s how management is dividing up the benefits of these boom times.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: NCI Building Systems, Inc.(NCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of NCI Building Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Stephens reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. Barclays reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of NCI Building Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.00.

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    NCI Building Systems Company Profile

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NCI Building Systems (NYSE:NCS) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 800,076 shares, a growth of 50.7% from the April 13th total of 531,044 shares. Currently, 1.9% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 323,193 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.5 days.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Envestnet, Inc(ENV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Financial services companies rely on the health of the markets to bring them business from the large institutions that are their best customers. With a bull market that’s almost a decade long at this point, Wall Street has never been stronger, and that’s given a big boost to financial information technology specialist Envestnet (NYSE:ENV). Yet as volatility returns to the stock market in early 2018, some investors feared that Envestnet’s time in the sun might soon end and give way to more difficult conditions looking ahead.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Zillow (NASDAQ: ZG) and Envestnet (NYSE:ENV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Banner Corporation(BANR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Banner Year for Asset Managers Could Be Catalyst for Change (markets.financialcontent.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Banner Co. (BANR) to Announce $0.86 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Banner Bank signs long lease for highly visible Sacramento site (finance.yahoo.com) Steven W. Rust Sells 511 Shares of Banner Co. (BANR) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) FY2018 Earnings Estimate for Banner Co. (BANR) Issued By DA Davidson (americanbankingnews.com)

    NASDAQ BANR opened at $57.47 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. The firm has a market cap of $1,896.48, a P/E ratio of 19.22, a PEG ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 0.96. Banner has a 1 year low of $52.07 and a 1 year high of $62.75.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Tenaris S.A.(TS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Tenaris (NYSE:TS) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning.

    Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Piper Jaffray set a $40.00 target price on Tenaris and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Saturday, March 10th. Guggenheim restated a buy rating and set a $46.00 price objective on shares of Tenaris in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Barclays restated a buy rating and set a $41.00 price objective on shares of Tenaris in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Loop Capital boosted their price objective on Tenaris from $39.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, March 22nd. Finally, Citigroup upgraded Tenaris from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $43.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. Tenaris currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $39.08.

NCI Building Systems (NCS) Short Interest Up 50.7% in April

NCI Building Systems (NYSE:NCS) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 800,076 shares, a growth of 50.7% from the April 13th total of 531,044 shares. Currently, 1.9% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 323,193 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.5 days.

NCI Building Systems opened at $18.20 on Wednesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. NCI Building Systems has a fifty-two week low of $18.05 and a fifty-two week high of $18.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.46, a current ratio of 1.60 and a quick ratio of 0.86. The company has a market capitalization of $1.22 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.75, a P/E/G ratio of 1.42 and a beta of 1.46.

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NCI Building Systems (NYSE:NCS) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, March 6th. The construction company reported $0.14 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.04. NCI Building Systems had a net margin of 3.21% and a return on equity of 21.00%. The firm had revenue of $421.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $402.81 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.05 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.6% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that NCI Building Systems will post 1.3 EPS for the current year.

NCI Building Systems announced that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, March 7th that authorizes the company to repurchase $50.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the construction company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often a sign that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on NCS shares. Citigroup cut their price target on shares of NCI Building Systems from $21.00 to $20.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, January 25th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of NCI Building Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 29th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of NCI Building Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of NCI Building Systems in a report on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Barclays set a $21.00 price target on shares of NCI Building Systems and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.00.

In other news, Director Kathleen J. Affeldt sold 21,788 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.00, for a total transaction of $392,184.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 48,316 shares in the company, valued at approximately $869,688. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 1.54% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in NCI Building Systems in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $178,000. Teacher Retirement System of Texas acquired a new stake in NCI Building Systems in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $282,000. Element Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in NCI Building Systems in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $269,000. BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd acquired a new stake in NCI Building Systems in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $338,000. Finally, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in NCI Building Systems in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $378,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 98.28% of the company’s stock.

NCI Building Systems Company Profile

NCI Building Systems, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets metal products for the nonresidential construction industry in North America. It operates through three segments: Engineered Building Systems, Metal Components, and Metal Coil Coating. The Engineered Building Systems segment offers engineered structural members and panels; and self-storage building systems under the Metallic, Mid-West Steel, A & S, All American, Mesco, Star, Ceco, Robertson, Garco, Heritage, and SteelBuilding.com brands to builders, general contractors, developers, and end users directly, as well as through private label companies.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now

Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE:KMB) has provided investors with reliable income increases for decades.

In fact, the company is one of the 51 Dividend Aristocrats, which can all be seen here.

Kimberly-Clark pays one of the safest dividends in the market, yields close to 3%, offers mid-single-digit payout growth and sells recession-resistant products.

All of these investment qualities are appealing for retired investors living on dividends.

Like many other large consumer brand multinationals however, Kimberly-Clark is battling foreign currency headwinds, slower growth in developed markets and an evolving competitive landscape.

Let’s take a closer look at Kimberly-Clark to see why it deserves to be a core position in our Top 20 Dividend Stocks portfolio.

Business overview

Kimberly-Clark has been in business since 1928 and has grown into one of the largest global manufacturers of various tissue and hygiene products.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Alimera Sciences, Inc.(ALIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Best Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: NCI Building Systems, Inc.(NCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of NCI Building Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Stephens reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. Barclays reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of NCI Building Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.00.

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    NCI Building Systems Company Profile

Best Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ellie Mae, Inc.(ELLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

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

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

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Investors are scared about the state of the mortgage market, and that’s created consternation about mortgage software platform provider Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) and its ability to keep producing the huge growth that it has seen in recent years. Concerns about rising interest rates have been around for a year now, but only recently have rate increases from the Federal Reserve on the short-term end of the yield curve actually started to have a substantial upward impact on longer-term fixed mortgage rates.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Through Tom’s various strategies, followers had the chance to pocket gains of 195.36% in 16 days on Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), 193.39% in 16 days on SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSE Arca: GLD), 100% in eight days on International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), and even 248.42% in 17 days on SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA).

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    As would be expected, the stock market tanked Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA) down 2.2 percent and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) down 1.7 percent in mid-day trading. The market leaders and laggards have been somewhat unexpected.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC lessened its position in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DIA) by 90.5% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 1,526 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 14,566 shares during the period. Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC’s holdings in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust were worth $368,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Best Small Cap Stocks For 2018

Source: ThinkstockMay 9, 2017: The S&P 500 closed just a little higher on the day at 2,399.54. Separately the DJIA closed lower at 20,941.51. The Nasdaq was actually up on the day at 6,129.14 hitting another high.

Wednesday was again a flat day for the markets, although oil made an incredible gain during the session. Oil & gas stocks were largely higher on the day with Exxon being a notable exception in the group. Aerospace & defense stocks along with some select entertainment and health care stocks held the markets back as well. On the positive side, financial stocks led the charge and some of the mid-to-small cap tech stocks contributed as well.

Crude oil made a solid gain on Wednesday 3.4% at $47.43.

Best Small Cap Stocks For 2018: NCI Building Systems, Inc.(NCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of NCI Building Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Stephens reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. Barclays reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of NCI Building Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.00.

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    NCI Building Systems Company Profile

Best Small Cap Stocks For 2018: Civitas Solutions, Inc.(CIVI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Balter Liquid Alternatives LLC acquired a new position in shares of Civitas Solutions (NYSE:CIVI) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 11,572 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $178,000.

Best Small Cap Stocks For 2018: Neovasc Inc.(NVCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Neovasc Inc. (NASDAQ:NVCN) (TSE:NVC) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 74,020,430 shares, a growth of 55.3% from the April 13th total of 47,655,636 shares. Approximately 83.5% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 87,826,510 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.8 days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Neovasc Inc. (NASDAQ: NVCN) fell about 21% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $0.26 after closing at $0.33 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $2.12. Volume of about 7.3 million was around 7 times the daily average. The medical device maker had no specific news.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2018

Investors in Asia sent equities higher following indications the Federal Reserve means to maintain a measured pace.

As the Fed said Wednesday it would raise the benchmark federal-funds rate to a range between 0.75% and 1%, officials continued to pencil in a total of three quarter-point increases for 2017.

Some investors had braced for the possibility that policy makers would signal a quicker pace, and as a result the dollar
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sold off 1% in U.S. trading while global sovereign-debt yields pulled back. Those moves were maintained into the Asia-Pacific session on Thursday and put early pressure on Japan stocks.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2018: Glu Mobile Inc.(GLUU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shares ofGlu Mobile(NASDAQ:GLUU)hit another two-year high on Wednesday. The mobile games publisher has been on a roll since posting blowout financial results last week. The stock moved 22% higher last week, and it has soared 171% since the start of last year.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows that Zynga Inc peaked after the IPO, but has at least been less volatile since then compared to the performance of remaining small cap mobile gaming stockGlu Mobile Inc (NASDAQ: GLUU) and large capActivision Blizzard:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap mobile game stock Glu Mobile Inc (NASDAQ: GLUU) reportedQ2 2017 earnings after the market closed on Tuesday. Revenue grew 42% year over year to $68.7 million while bookingsincreased 62% to$82.5 million (whichexceed high end of guidance) and Design Home peaked as the#17 top grossing game on U.S. App Store for iPhone. The net loss was $23.568 million versus a net loss of $17.949 million. The Company also raised 2017 full year bookings guidance to a range of $307 million to $312 million.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows that Zynga Inc largely moving sideways for the pastthree years or sowhile remaining small cap mobile gaming stockGlu Mobile Inc (NASDAQ: GLUU) has underperformed andlarge capActivision Blizzard continues to have a good run:

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Mobile gaming specialist Glu Mobile’s (NASDAQ:GLUU) net loss almost tripled in the first quarter despite a slight jump in revenue from the prior-year period. Its adjusted net loss of $0.15 per share was more than twice than Wall Street’s expectations of a $0.07-per-share loss.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2018: NCI Building Systems, Inc.(NCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of NCI Building Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Stephens reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. Barclays reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of NCI Building Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.00.

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    NCI Building Systems Company Profile

  • [By Scott Rubin]

    Equity gainers on the day included Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS), which surged more than 12 percent on the day, and Himax Technologies (NASDAQ: HIMX), which climbed almost 9 percent in the wake of an afternoon rally. Losers included NCI Building Systems Inc. (NYSE: NCS), which fell 15 percent after earnings, and H&R Block inc (NYSE: HRB), which fell almost 11 percent on the day after its Q1 results.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, the industrial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Envirostar Inc (NYSE: EVI) and NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE: NCS).

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2018: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation(WAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (WAB) scores highly based on my Warren Buffett-based model, which is based on the book Buffettology, and also the Peter Lynch-inspired approach that uses the method outlined by Lynch in One Up on Wall Street.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID cut its holdings in Wabtec Co. (NYSE:WAB) by 1.2% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 226,515 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 2,800 shares during the period. Wabtec comprises 1.9% of Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 25th biggest position. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s holdings in Wabtec were worth $18,438,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    On a more positive note, Flannery appears to be making ground on some key long-term objectives.

    Management feels “good” about the ability of the healthcare segment to outperform, according to Miller. Flannery claimed GE was in “active discussions” on some aviation platforms, current & lighting and distributed power, while an announcement on the divestment of transportation (rumored to be a target of Wabtec (NYSE:WAB)) is expected by the end of the second quarter. Structural cost reductions are now expected to be above the $2 billion target outlined on the investor day presentation in November 2017. Flannery outlined that he would lead the creation of a new operating system for GE based on “lean, six sigma ad agile” involving “continuous improvement and customer experience.”

    As a reminder, GE has promised $20 billion of asset sales, and the commentary on the earnings call was reassuring, particularly as the first deal (healthcare IT assets) was underwhelming.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies(NYSE:WAB), or Wabtec, is off to a solid start in 2018. The rail products company reported double-digit gains in revenue and earnings thanks to a combination of factors. As a result, the company remains on pace to hit its full-year guidance.

  • [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 Stocks To Buy For 2018: Raytheon Company(RTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Five teams are expected to compete for the contract: Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has joined with Saab to offer a clean-sheet design; Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has teamed up with BAE Systems and L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LLL) on another clean-sheet design; Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) are going with a modified KAI T-50; Raytheon Corp. (NYSE: RTN) has joined with Italy’s Leonardo and Canada’s CAE Inc. (NYSE: CAE) on a version of Leonardo’s M-346 trainer that it calls the T-100; and privately held Sierra Nevada has partnered with Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) on another clean-sheet design.

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    Raytheon (RTN) : “I think Raytheon is one of the best defense names.”

    Tallgrass Energy Partners (TEP) : “That dividend is a red flag. That group has become a house of pain and I’m not going there.”

  • [By ]

    As I wrote yesterday, Lockheed’ s older F-16 jet is considered a front runner in the Indian Air Force’s potential $15 billion order for 110 fighter aircraft. Lockheed also produces the more modern (and stealth capable) F-22, and F-35 fighters. Both of these fighters are professionally thought to be effective against Russia’s S-400 long range air defense missile system. That system is currently deployed in western Syria. Last week, Lockheed also won a $247 million contract from NASA to design and build an experimental aircraft that could operate without creating a traditional sonic boom. My price target: $375.

    Raytheon (RTN)

    First off, should the president decide to strike Syria without the use of American pilots, guess who produces the Tomahawk missile? That’s right. These guys. On top of that, you might have noticed that two weeks ago, Poland agreed to spend $4.75 billion on RTN’s Patriot missile defense system. By the way, this is the largest weapons deal in the history of Poland. Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula has not been lost on this former Warsaw Pact nation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

    Raytheon, Navy Test JSOW C Missile on Lockheed’s F-35C Fighter Jet (govconwire.com) BRIEF-Raytheon Wins $83 Mln Mine Neutralizer Contract (reuters.com) Raytheon awarded $83 million mine neutralizer contract (prnewswire.com) Raytheon (RTN) Rating Increased to Strong-Buy at BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com) Raytheon wins contract for Barracuda counter-mine system (upi.com)

    A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $235.00 price target on shares of Raytheon in a research note on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research cut Raytheon from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 12th. Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on Raytheon from $245.00 to $238.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, April 12th. ValuEngine raised Raytheon from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein lifted their price target on Raytheon from $231.00 to $255.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, January 29th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. Raytheon presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $220.53.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Two of Keith’s favorite Unstoppable Trend stocks are Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) and Becton, Dickinson and Co. (NYSE: BDX). RTN and BDX are leaders in the Unstoppable Trends of defense and demographics, respectively.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2018: Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc.(CPHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Cipher Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: CPHR) is said to have hired an investment bank to explore strategic alternatives, according to sources as reported by Reuters on Monday. The sources said a potential sale of the Canada-based company is being considered. Cipher declined comment on the report.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018

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When blue chips get too popular – like the five I’m going to show you today – these “safe stocks” can actually be dangerous to continue holding in your portfolio.

The problem with blue-chip stocks? Call it the “Curse of the Dow.” The Curse says a stock that joins the Dow Jones Industrial Average will essentially hit a wall, underperforming in the ensuing months compared to how it performed before ascension. It’s not perfect, but it’s close – since 1999, 15 of 16 stocks that have joined the Dow have averaged 1% gains over the next six months, but averaged 11% gains in the six months before inclusion.

Why? There are a few factors, but one of the most prevailing is that by the point a stock has joined the Dow, it’s typically nearing the end of its growth ramp and reaching the slower-growth “mature” part of the business cycle.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018: NCI Building Systems, Inc.(NCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE: NCS) was down, falling around 14 percent to $15.27. NCI Building Systems reported Q3 adjusted earnings of $0.33 per share on revenue of $462.4 million.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE: NCS) posted upbeat results for its second quarter on Tuesday. NCI Building Systems shares rose 1.24 percent to $16.30 in the after-hours trading session.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, the industrial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Envirostar Inc (NYSE: EVI) and NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE: NCS).

  • [By Scott Rubin]

    Equity gainers on the day included Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS), which surged more than 12 percent on the day, and Himax Technologies (NASDAQ: HIMX), which climbed almost 9 percent in the wake of an afternoon rally. Losers included NCI Building Systems Inc. (NYSE: NCS), which fell 15 percent after earnings, and H&R Block inc (NYSE: HRB), which fell almost 11 percent on the day after its Q1 results.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Yesterday, small cap NCI Building Systems (NYSE: NCS) sank 20.54% after the maker of metal products for the nonresidential building industry reported disappointing Q3 results and cut its sales outlook. NCI Building Systems is one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers and marketers of coatings, components and metal buildings for the nonresidential building industry and is comprised of a family of companies operating manufacturing facilities across the United States, Canada, Mexico and China (with additional sales and distribution offices throughout the United States and Canada).

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018: Pilbara Minerals Limited (PILBF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The other producing lithium miners, and soon to be producers. I have discussed these previously in detail here, here and here. Needless to say, the top 3 producers are non-pure plays (SQM (NYSE:SQM), Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), and FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC)). The top pure play currently producing miners are Orocobre (ASX:ORE) (OTCPK:OROCF), Tianqi Lithium (SHE:002466), Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium, Galaxy Resources, Mineral Resources [ASX:MIN] (OTC:MALRF), and Neometals [ASX:NMT] (OTC:RRSSF). The near-term producers include Altura Mining [ASX:AJM] (OTCPK:ALTAF), Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) (OTC:PILBF), Kidman Resources (ASX:KDR), Critical Elements, Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) [TSX:NMX], Lithium Americas (OTCQX:LACDF) [TSX:LAC], Lithium X (OTCQX:LIXXF) (TSXV:LIX), Neo Lithium, and Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) [TSXV:BCN], Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [AAL], European Metals (OTCPK:MNTCF, ASX:EMH, AIM:EMH) and Pure Energy (OTCQB:PEMIF) [PE].

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The question now is more about speed of EV implementation. On the supply side, it has been great to see LAC, Pilbara Minerals (OTCPK:PILBF) and Altura Mining (OTCPK:ALTAF) get funding, but the continued issues with Albemarle’s (NYSE:ALB) LaNegra II expansion and Orocobre (OTCPK:OROCF) ramping up to Phase 1 capacity of 17,500 tonnes/year of lithium carbonate are further evidence that lithium projects take time and have considerable execution risk.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018: Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.(CALM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Jon Najarian said that Cal-Maine Foods Inc (NASDAQ: CALM) had unusually high options volume on Friday. Traders were buying the May 45 calls and Jon Najarian decided to follow the trade. He is planning to hold the position for 1 to 2 months.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Cal-Maine Foods Inc (NASDAQ: CALM) posted in-line loss for its second quarter, but sales missed expectations.

    Cal-Maine Foods reported a Q2 loss of $0.48 per share on revenue of $253.5 million. Analysts were expecting a loss of $0.48 per share on revenue of $262.8 million.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Jordan Wathen, and Beth McKenna]

    So we asked three of our contributors to highlight a stock they see as a real underdog in the market today and why investors should be watching this stock. Here’s a quick look into why they picked banker Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), railcar manufacturer Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) , and egg wholesaler Cal-Maine Foods (NASDAQ:CALM)

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $8.23 billion before the opening bell. Rite Aid shares gained 0.83 percent to $8.54 in after-hours trading.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) reported better-than-expected profit for its first quarter and issued a strong forecast for the current quarter. Micron shares climbed 9.91 percent to $22.62 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts expect Cal-Maine Foods Inc (NASDAQ: CALM) to post quarterly earnings at $0.48 per share on revenue of $262.83 million after the closing bell. Cal-Maine shares rose 0.12 percent to $42.75 in after-hours trading.
    Red Hat Inc (NYSE: RHT) reported upbeat earnings for its third quarter, but sales missed expectations. The company also announced that its CFO Frank Calderoni is stepping down. Red Hat shares tumbled 10.15 percent to $71.69 in the after-hours trading session.

    Find out what's going on in today's market and bring any questions you have to Benzinga's PreMarket Prep.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018: Regency Centers Corporation(REG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Regency Centers Corp. (NYSE: REG) had a huge seller hitting the bid last week. The vice chairman of the real estate investment trust sold an incredible 2.8 million shares of the stock at $68.45 per share. The total for the trade was a staggering $192 million. The stock close trading on Friday at $62.58, so the timing looks good. The 52-week trading range for the shares is $42.40 to $82.44. The Wall Street consensus price target is $75.67.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018: Orocobre Limited (OROCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The other producing lithium miners, and soon to be producers. I have discussed these previously in detail here, here and here. Needless to say, the top 3 producers are non-pure plays (SQM (NYSE:SQM), Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), and FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC)). The top pure play currently producing miners are Orocobre (ASX:ORE) (OTCPK:OROCF), Tianqi Lithium (SHE:002466), Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium, Galaxy Resources, Mineral Resources [ASX:MIN] (OTC:MALRF), and Neometals [ASX:NMT] (OTC:RRSSF). The near-term producers include Altura Mining [ASX:AJM] (OTCPK:ALTAF), Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) (OTC:PILBF), Kidman Resources (ASX:KDR), Critical Elements, Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) [TSX:NMX], Lithium Americas (OTCQX:LACDF) [TSX:LAC], Lithium X (OTCQX:LIXXF) (TSXV:LIX), Neo Lithium, and Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) [TSXV:BCN], Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [AAL], European Metals (OTCPK:MNTCF, ASX:EMH, AIM:EMH) and Pure Energy (OTCQB:PEMIF) [PE].

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The question now is more about speed of EV implementation. On the supply side, it has been great to see LAC, Pilbara Minerals (OTCPK:PILBF) and Altura Mining (OTCPK:ALTAF) get funding, but the continued issues with Albemarle’s (NYSE:ALB) LaNegra II expansion and Orocobre (OTCPK:OROCF) ramping up to Phase 1 capacity of 17,500 tonnes/year of lithium carbonate are further evidence that lithium projects take time and have considerable execution risk.