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Asian markets were mixed Monday amid speculation over next steps in the dispute between the U.S. and China over technology development and trade following meetings in Washington last week.

Markets in mainland China and Taiwan are closed for the week for Lunar New Year celebrations. South Korean markets were closed for a holiday.

American and Chinese negotiators ended two days of talks in Washington last week without word of a deal, though those involved — including President Donald Trump — were optimistic about the road ahead.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ocean Power Technologies Inc.(OPTT)

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. engages in the development and commercialization of proprietary systems that generate electricity by harnessing the renewable energy of ocean waves primarily in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company offers utility PowerBuoy system to supply electricity to a local or regional electric power grid; and autonomous PowerBuoy system that is designed to generate power for use independent of the power grid in remote locations. Its autonomous PowerBuoy system is also used in various applications, including homeland security, off-shore oil and gas platforms, aquaculture, and ocean-based communication and data gathering, such as tsunami warnings. The company sells its products to public utilities, independent power producers, and other governmental entities and agencies, as well as public and private entities that use electricity in and near the ocean. Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in 1984 and is headquartered in Penn ington, New Jersey.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ocean Power Technologies (NASDAQ:OPTT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, December 10th. The energy company reported ($0.21) EPS for the quarter. The business had revenue of $0.14 million for the quarter.

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    About Ocean Power Technologies (NASDAQ:OPTT)

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp(SHIP)

We were incorporated under the laws of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, pursuant to the Marshall Islands BCA, on January 4, 2008, originally under the name Seanergy Merger Corp. We changed our name to Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. on July 11, 2008. Our executive offices are located at 16 Grigoriou Lambraki Street, 2nd Floor, 166 74 Glyfada, Athens, Greece and our telephone number is + 30 210 8913507. Restructuring In August 2012, we began restructuring discussions with our former lenders to finalize the satisfaction and release of our obligations under certain of our former loan facility agreements and the amendment of the terms of certain of our loan facility agreements. Between January 2012 and March 2014, we sold all 20 of our former vessels, in some cases by transferring ownership of certain of our vessel-owning subsidiaries to third parties nominated by our former lenders in connection with our restructuring.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ship Finance International (NYSE:SFL) and Seanergy Maritime (NASDAQ:SHIP) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ShipChain (CURRENCY:SHIP) traded 6.6% higher against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 23:00 PM Eastern on September 4th. ShipChain has a total market capitalization of $4.08 million and $3,218.00 worth of ShipChain was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, ShipChain has traded up 5.8% against the dollar. One ShipChain token can currently be bought for $0.0203 or 0.00000276 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC and IDEX.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: McDermott International, Inc.(MDR)

McDermott International, Inc., incorporated on August 11, 1959, is a provider of integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) and module fabrication services for upstream field developments. The Company delivers fixed and floating production facilities, pipeline installations and subsea systems from concept to commissioning for complex offshore and subsea oil and gas projects. The Company operates through three segments: the Americas, Europe and Africa (AEA); the Middle East (MEA), and Asia (ASA). Operating in approximately 20 countries across the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, its integrated resources include a fleet of marine vessels, fabrication facilities and engineering offices. The Company supports its activities with project management and procurement services, while utilizing its integrated capabilities in both shallow water and deepwater construction. Its customers include national, integrated and other oil and gas companies, and the Company operates in various offshore oil and gas producing regions throughout the world.

AEA

Through the Company’s AEA segment, which includes the Americas, Europe and Africa, the Company serves the needs of customers primarily in the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Trinidad, the North Sea, West Africa and East Africa. Project focus in this segment includes the fabrication and offshore installation of fixed and floating structures, and the installation of pipelines and subsea systems. Its engineering and procurement services are supported by engineering resources in Chennai, India, Dubai, London, the United Kingdom and Houston, Texas. The primary fabrication facility for this segment is located in Altamira, Mexico.

MEA

Through the Company’s MEA segment, which includes the Caspian region, the Company serves the needs of customers in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, India, Azerbaijan and Russia. Project focus in this segment relates primarily to the fabricati! on and offshore installation of fixed and floating structures, and the installation of pipelines and subsea systems. The majority of its projects in this segment are performed on an EPCI basis. Engineering and procurement services are provided by its Dubai, Chennai, India and Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia offices, and are supported by additional resources from its Houston, Texas office. The primary fabrication facility for this segment is located in Dubai.

ASA

Through the Company’s ASA segment, the Company serves the needs of customers primarily in Australia, Indonesia, Brunei, India, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand. Project focus in this segment includes the fabrication and offshore installation of fixed and floating structures, and the installation of pipelines and subsea systems. The majority of its projects in this segment are performed on an EPCI basis. Engineering and procurement services are provided by its Singapore office and are supported by additional resources located in Chennai, India, Dubai, and Houston, Texas. The primary fabrication facility for this segment is located in Batam Island, Indonesia. Additionally, through its equity ownership interest in over two separate ventures, the Company has access to fabrication capacity in China and Malaysia.

The Company competes with Allseas Marine Contractors S.A., Dragados Offshore Mexico, S.A., Gulf Island Fabrication Inc., Heerema Group, KBR, Inc., Kiewit Corporation, Saipem S.P.A., Ceona Services Ltd, Seaway Heavy Lifting Shipping Ltd, Hyundai Heavy Industrial Co. Ltd., Larsen and Toubro Ltd, National Petroleum Construction Company, Valentine Maritime (Gulf) L.L.C., Petrofac International Ltd, China Offshore Oil Engineering Co. Ltd., Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. Ltd., EMAS Aker Marine Contractors, Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Berhad, Nippon Steel Corporation, Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., Sapura Kencana Petroleum & TL Offshore, Sembcorp Marine Offshore Engineering, Subsea! 7 S.A., ! Swiber Holdings Ltd. and Technip S.A.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    McDermott International (NYSE:MDR) was downgraded by research analysts at TheStreet from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Mcdermott International Inc  (NYSE:MDR)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 25, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in MDR. Penserra Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of McDermott International by 96.8% in the fourth quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 5,368 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $35,000 after purchasing an additional 2,640 shares during the last quarter. BB&T Securities LLC purchased a new position in shares of McDermott International in the fourth quarter worth $66,000. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased its position in McDermott International by 554.0% during the fourth quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 463,483 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $71,000 after acquiring an additional 392,614 shares during the last quarter. Brave Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in McDermott International during the fourth quarter valued at $78,000. Finally, CWM Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in McDermott International during the fourth quarter valued at $87,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 83.18% of the company’s stock.

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    About McDermott International (NYSE:MDR)

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: CYREN Ltd.(CYRN)

We were incorporated as a private company under the laws of the State of Israel on February 10, 1991 and our legal form is a company limited by shares. We became a public company on July 15, 1999 under the name Commtouch Software Ltd. In January 2014, we changed our legal name to CYREN Ltd. Our principal executive offices are located at 1 Sapir Rd., 5th Floor, Beit Ampa, P.O. Box 4014, Herzliya, 46140 Israel, where our telephone number is 972-9-863-6888. Our Amended and Restated Articles of Association, or Articles of Association, are on file in Israel with the Israeli Securities Authority (“ISA”) and available for public inspection online through the ISA website at https://www.magna.isa.gov.il. Our authorized agent in the United States is our subsidiary, CYREN Inc. located at 7925 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 5200, McLean, Virginia 22102. The Company finances the capital expenditures from operations.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
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    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) rose 16 percent to $1.45 after trading higher at one point Monday by nearly 300 percent. The nano-cap developer of pest control said the California state government approved the company's ContraPest for user in the state.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 13.3 percent to $61.975 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.97 per share on revenue of $2.91 billion.
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    The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $8.47 billion.
    AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $13.01 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
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    Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $425.42 million.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $124.17 million.
    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.93 per share on revenue of $715.15 million.
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    Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $718.96 million.
    CYREN Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYRN) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $7.72 million.
    Ferroglobe PLC (NYSE: GSM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $559.15 million.
    Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited (NYSE: RDY) is estimated to report earnings for its fourth quarter.
    BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ: BLRX) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share.
    Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $1.58 billion.

     

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Northwest Natural Gas Company(NWN)

Northwest Natural Gas Company stores and distributes natural gas primarily in Oregon, Washington, and California. The company operates in two segments, Local Gas Distribution and Gas Storage. The Local Gas Distribution segment distributes natural gas in Oregon and southwest Washington. The Local Gas Distribution segment distributes natural gas in Oregon and southwest Washington. This segment engages in building and maintaining pipeline distribution system, purchasing gas from producers and marketers, contracting for the transportation of gas over pipelines from the supply basins to service territory, and reselling the gas to customers. It also transports gas owned by customers from the interstate pipeline connection, or city gate, to the customers? facilities. This segment serves various industries, including pulp, paper, and other forest products; companies manufacturing electronic, electrochemical, and electrometallurgical products; companies engaged in processing of fa rm and food products; metal fabrication and casting companies; organizations that produce various mineral products, machine tools, machinery, and textiles; companies that manufacture asphalt, concrete, and rubber; printing and publishing companies; nurseries; government and educational institutions; and electric generation companies. It has approximately 674,000 utility customers comprising approximately 611,000 residential, 62,000 commercial, and 1,000 industrial customers. The Gas Storage segment offers underground natural gas storage services to interstate and intrastate customers. It holds interests in approximately 9,900 net acres of underground natural gas storage in Oregon and approximately 5,000 net acres of underground natural gas storage in California. This segment serves primarily natural gas distribution, electric generation, and energy marketing companies. The company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Northwest Natural Gas Co  (NYSE:NWN)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 01, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Northwest Natural Gas Co (NYSE:NWN) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $70.44 and last traded at $70.20, with a volume of 1123 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $68.82.

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now

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

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

Focusing on renewables

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    And with just a few smart plays in today’s classic stock picker’s market, you can pull in triple-digit gains with just a small investment.

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Korea Electric Power (NYSE: KEP) and El Paso Electric (NYSE:EE) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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  • [By Rich Smith]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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

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

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

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

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019

Century Casinos (NASDAQ: CNTY) is one of 31 public companies in the “Hotels & motels” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Century Casinos to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.

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77.0% of Century Casinos shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.9% of shares of all “Hotels & motels” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.5% of Century Casinos shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 17.0% of shares of all “Hotels & motels” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Tandy Leather Factory, Inc.(TLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Tandy Leather Factory (NASDAQ:TLF) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Tandy Leather Factory earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the textile maker an impact score of 48.0642054684382 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tandy Leather Factory (NASDAQ: TLF) and Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Transportadora De Gas Sa Ord B(TGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TransCanada (NYSE: TRP) and Transportadora de Gas del Sur (NYSE:TGS) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Freestone Capital Holdings LLC increased its stake in Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA (NYSE:TGS) by 56.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 177,803 shares of the energy company’s stock after purchasing an additional 64,160 shares during the quarter. Freestone Capital Holdings LLC owned approximately 0.11% of Transportadora de Gas del Sur worth $3,617,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Rich Smith]

    Grupo Supervielle SA (NYSE:SUPV), Grupo Financiero Galicia (NASDAQ:GGAL), BBVA Banco Frances S.A. (NYSE:BFR), Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA (NYSE:TGS), and Banco Macro SA (NYSE:BMA) — that’s a mouthful of words to identify just five companies from Argentina, but they’re all part of a big story coming out of that country today. At one point or another, these five stocks were up 10% or more this morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about Transportadora de Gas del Sur (NYSE:TGS) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Transportadora de Gas del Sur earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the energy company an impact score of 46.2643511773395 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) and Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA ADR Class B (NYSE:TGS) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Aceto Corporation(ACET)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Aceto (NASDAQ: ACET) and PetIQ (NASDAQ:PETQ) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Friday
    The big news this morning is the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s charges of fraud against Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk. The government agency said that Musk issued “false and misleading” statements and failed to use the correct channels to notify regulators of important company events. In this instance, the suit is tied to Musk’s August tweet that said that he was considering taking his firm private and that he had secured funding for such a deal. Shares were off more than 14% in pre-market hours, and the sell-off could pick up when the markets open. Should Musk be found guilty on these charges, the SEC could bar him from servicing as an officer or director of a publicly traded organization. Housing stocks continue to face pressure as mortgage rates sit at a seven-and-a-half-year high. Following the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates on Wednesday, mortgage rates pushed higher and added new challenges to an industry that has been sputtering in recent months. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate averaged 4.72% this week, up from 4.65% last week. That is the highest level for mortgage rates since April 2011.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: BBBY, AMZN, AAPL
    Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) plunged 21% after the company reported a huge blow to its financial margins during its earnings report. Shares fell to a near-all-time low after the firm missed second-quarter guidance and continues to struggle to complete against Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) on price and discounts. After the report, investment firm Wedbush cut its price target on BBBY from $18 to $15. Shares of Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) were on the move after

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    Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is generating headlines today at its annual press conference in Cupertino, California. Analysts expect that the firm will unveil its latest iteration of iPhones and a new version of the Apple Watch. The event will be livestreamed at 1 p.m. EST. Shares of SnapChat (NYSE: SNAP) were off more than 5.4% this morning after an analyst at Jeffries downgraded the company’s stock price target from $14 to $11 per share. The analyst said that he was discouraged by the company’s user growth trends. Investment research firm BTIG also downgraded the stock to a “Sell” rating. Shares of WellCare Plans (NYSE: WCG) will be active today as it joins the S&P 500 for the first time. The managed-care provider will replace XL Group Ltd. (NYSE: XL), which was recently purchased by French insurance agency AXA SA. Look for earnings reports from Tailored Brands (Nasdaq: TLRD), Oxford Industries (NYSE: OXM), and Aceto Corporation (Nasdaq: ACET).

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Shareholders It Filed a Complaint to Recover Losses Suffered by Aceto Corporation Investors and Set a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of June 25, 2018 – ACET (finance.yahoo.com) Every raises $600,000 to build banking platform for online businesses (betakit.com) DEADLINE REMINDER ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Aceto Corporation and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 … (businesswire.com) DEADLINE REMINDER ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Aceto Corporation and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm (finance.yahoo.com) Aceto (ACET) & Trxade Group (TRXD) Head to Head Review (americanbankingnews.com)

    ACET stock traded down $0.26 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $3.72. 922,400 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 675,603. Aceto has a 1-year low of $2.22 and a 1-year high of $17.10. The stock has a market capitalization of $112.07 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 3.13 and a beta of 1.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 1.12 and a quick ratio of 0.80.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about Aceto (NASDAQ:ACET) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aceto earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.1928346720394 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 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(CATB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Catabasis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CATB) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Catabasis Pharmaceuticals earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the biotechnology company an impact score of 47.6345851568851 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Catabasis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CATB) traded down 7.2% during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $0.63 and last traded at $0.64. 738,517 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 6% from the average session volume of 787,009 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.69.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Catabasis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CATB) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Catabasis Pharmaceuticals earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the biotechnology company an impact score of 44.9364257314523 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Rent-A-Center Inc.(RCII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of rent-to-own retailer Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) soared on Monday after the company agreed to be acquired for $15 per share. This comes less than a week after Rent-A-Center received a lower buyout offer following the completion of its strategic review. The stock was up about 22.2% at 11:30 a.m. EDT.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) surged on Tuesday after Vintage Capital Management increased its offer to acquire the company. Rent-A-Center disclosed on Monday that it had received an offer from one of the companies involved in its strategic review process soon after that process was ended. Rent-A-Center stock was up about 15% at 12:35 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

    A number of other research firms have also issued reports on RCII. TheStreet upgraded shares of Rent-A-Center from a d+ rating to a c- rating in a research note on Monday, July 9th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Rent-A-Center from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Rent-A-Center from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $17.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 4th. Janney Montgomery Scott lowered shares of Rent-A-Center from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Monday, June 18th. Finally, Northcoast Research lowered shares of Rent-A-Center from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 19th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Rent-A-Center presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $11.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII) gapped down before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $9.36, but opened at $9.43. Rent-A-Center shares last traded at $9.54, with a volume of 375675 shares changing hands.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was a weak day for the stock market, with most major benchmarks losing ground. Further concerns about the potential for a deepening divide between the U.S. and China weighed on sentiment, and some also fear that steadily rising interest rates could eventually put pressure on stocks. Yet some companies still had good news that sent their individual shares higher. Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII), PTC Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PTCT), and Dropbox (NASDAQ:DBX) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Rent-A-Center Inc (NASDAQ:RCII) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and six have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $8.75.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company(HMHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have given a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $10.14.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have issued a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $10.14.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $9.92.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: UMH Properties Inc.(UMH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd bought a new stake in UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH (NYSE:UMH) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 86,705 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $1,163,000. WINTON GROUP Ltd owned about 0.24% of UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the real estate shares surged 0.56 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. (NYSE: AHH), up 3 percent, and UMH Properties, Inc. (NYSE: UMH) up 3 percent.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ocean Power Technologies Inc.(OPTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Eco-Stim Energy Solutions, Inc.(ESES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Eco-Stim Energy Solutions (NASDAQ:ESES) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Eco-Stim Energy Solutions earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.1001025646776 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hurricane Energy (OTCMKTS: HRCXF) and Eco-Stim Energy Solutions (NASDAQ:ESES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Eros International PLC(EROS)

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    Eros International (NYSE:EROS) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 27, 2018 8:30 a.m. ET

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    U.S. President Donald Trump is facing criticism after threatening to ramp up taxes on Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG). The iconic motorcycle producer said it will move parts of its production overseas in order to avoid tariffs from the European Union. Trump threatened to increase taxes on the firm. “Surprised that Harley-Davidson, of all companies, would be the first to wave the White Flag,” Trump tweeted Tuesday. “I fought hard for them and ultimately they will not pay tariffs selling into the E.U., which has hurt us badly on trade, down $151 Billion. Taxes just a Harley excuse – be patient!” Earlier this month, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) launched a $7.5 billion takeover of the web-based hosting service GitHub. The acquisition, orchestrated by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, brought out critics who claim that GitHub lacks any real profit potential for Microsoft stock. Here’s why those critics are wrong… and why MSFT is a buy. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has reversed its policy on cryptocurrency ads. The social media giant says that it will permit marketing from “pre-approved advisers.” According to TechCrunch, the company will still ban ads pushing binary options and initial coin offerings. The report goes on to explain that cryptocurrency scams cost customers more than $500 million in just January and February 2018 alone.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: ORCL, FB, GOOGL, BA
    Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) were largely flat despite a strong earnings report after the bell yesterday. The cloud computing giant reported EPS of $0.99

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    And the company finally seems to be getting its act together in India; it was earlier criticized for offering a very shallow content library at premium prices when compared to rivals. But cracking the Indian market will be easier said than done for Netflix, as one of India’s biggest production houses — Eros International (NYSE:EROS) — has now decided to join the video-streaming party.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eros International plc (NYSE:EROS)’s share price was up 6.8% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $14.50 and last traded at $14.10. Approximately 936,285 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 135% from the average daily volume of 397,949 shares. The stock had previously closed at $13.20.

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The Dow Jones today moved higher in pre-market trading after the Trump administration announced it would rely on existing laws to restrict Chinese investment in the United States. The news signaled a shift away from the administration’s plan to aggressively curb Chinese investment with stricter trade legislation.

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Here are the numbers from Tuesday for the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq:

Index Previous Close Point Change Percentage Change
Dow Jones 24,283.11 30.31 0.12%
S&P 500 2,723.06 5.99 0.22%
Nasdaq 7,561.63 29.62 0.39%

Now, here’s a closer look at today’s Money Morning insight, the most important market events, and stocks to watch.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Ocean Power Technologies Inc.(OPTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: United Financial Bancorp Inc.(UBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    New York Community Bank (NYSE: NYCB) and United Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:UBNK) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Hennessy Advisors Inc. cut its holdings in United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK) by 4.1% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 235,000 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 10,000 shares during the quarter. Hennessy Advisors Inc.’s holdings in United Financial Bancorp were worth $3,955,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $20.00.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: SharpSpring, Inc.(SHSP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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

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

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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

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

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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

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

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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

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

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy 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.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Trinity Place Holdings Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:TPHS) insider Mfp Partners Lp purchased 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 20th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $6.21 per share, for a total transaction of $15,525.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Banner Corporation(BANR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Banner (NASDAQ:BANR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

    Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Banner from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. Stephens reiterated a hold rating and set a $60.00 price objective on shares of Banner in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Banner currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $60.25.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rhumbline Advisers cut its position in shares of Banner Co. (NASDAQ:BANR) by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 86,918 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,154 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in Banner were worth $5,226,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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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 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018

Every night in 1995, I would deposit money overnight in a different currency…   Sounds strange, I realize.   But back then, as the vice president of a global mutual fund, one of my jobs was to execute our fund's trades.   Once our U.S. trading day was done, we wanted our money to work for us overnight as well. We might put our money into French francs, German marks, or somewhere else – just for the night.   We would find the safest country that was paying the highest interest rate. And we would put our money there overnight. No kidding.   As I'll explain today, what we were doing wasn't anything special…   Big companies like German automaker Volkswagen and Japanese automaker Honda (and thousands of other companies) have cash-management departments that do basically the same thing – on a much larger scale.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Susquehanna’s Pablo Zuanic and team note that Keurig’s business in K-cups has been slowing ever since it was bought by JAB, a problem that could be solved in a very convoluted way by a Mondelez International (MDLZ)-Kraft Heinz (KHC) merger. They explain:

  • [By Bradley Seth McNew]

    Shares ofThe Kraft Heinz Company(NASDAQ:KHC) rose 20% in 2016, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence. Iconic snack and food product brands Kraft and Heinz merged in 2015, and shares grew in 2016 as the newly merged company reported solid earnings growth throughout the year.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) fell about 7% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $67.65 after closing at $72.71 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $97.77. Volume of about 12.8 million was more than three times the daily average. The food processing company reported poor earnings this morning and suggested that sales could get worse as competition increases. https://247wallst.com/consumer-products/2018/02/16/how-kraft-heinz-earnings-fell-short/

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: Apollo Global Management, LLC(APO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Reuters reported last week that the company is considering selling its 2,500 service stations in Italy for a tidy 500 million (about $538 million). The rumored buyer is private equity giant Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO), also rumored to be interested in buying 2,600 Italian service stations from a joint venture between Italy’s Eni SpA (NYSE: E) and Total SA (NYSE: TOT).

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q1 2017 earnings report for small cap for-profit education stock Apollo Education Group Inc (NASDAQ: APOL) is scheduled for after the market closes on Monday (January 9th). Last February, Apollo Education Groupannounced a definitive agreement to be acquired by a consortium of investors including The Vistria Group, LLC, funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO), and Najafi Companies for $9.50 per share in cash for both Class A and B shares. However, the for-profit education sector along with certain aspects of the Apollo deal have been targeted by the Obama administration and it remains to be seen how the Trump administration will treat the sector and the deal.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Netflix close to all time highsgoing into earnings while potential performance peer or competitor Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) has continueda more steadyrise and small cap Outerwall Inc (NASDAQ: OUTR), which owned the Redbox business,got swallowed up Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) late last year:

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: Ocean Power Technologies Inc.(OPTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Ocean Power Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: OPTT) shares shot up 44 percent to $2.64. On Friday, Ocean Power Technologies reported the deployment of its PB3 PowerBuoy in Japan.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: Fox Factory Holding Corp.(FOXF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Fox Factory Holding Corp (NASDAQ: FOXF) was down 1.8 percent after posting a 2.16 percent rise over the day.

    Finally, Groupon Inc (NASDAQ: GRPN) gained 1.3 percent, continuing with the 3.85 percent spike it experienced on Friday trading.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: Zion Oil & Gas Inc(ZN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZN) got a boost, shooting up 20 percent to $5.07.

    Spark Energy Inc (NASDAQ: SPKE) shares were also up, gaining 12 percent to $19.40. Guggenheim upgraded Spark Energy from Neutral to Buy.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, energy shares fell by 0.76 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL), down 6 percent, and Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZN) down 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZN) got a boost, shooting up 47 percent to $6.21.

    Spark Energy Inc (NASDAQ: SPKE) shares were also up, gaining 10 percent to $19.10. Guggenheim upgraded Spark Energy from Neutral to Buy.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: Gerdau S.A.(GGB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Manikandan Raman]

    On the news, Freeport-McMoRan surged 12 percent to $10.20 and Lundin Mining climbed 12 percent to $3.33. Gerdau SA (ADR) (NYSE: GGB) rose 19 percent to $1.23, Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE: VALE) advanced 18 percent to $4.85 and Banco Bradesco SA (ADR) (NYSE: BBD) gained 11 percent to $7.15.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.(TYPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TYPE) were down around 12 percent to $20.90 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the non-cyclical consumer goods & services shares surged 0.61 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TYPE), up 9 percent, and Semiconductor Manufacturing Int'l (ADR) (NYSE: SMI), up 6 percent.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: InspireMD, Inc.(NSPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    InspireMD Inc (NYSE: NSPR) was down, falling around 35 percent to $1.29. InspireMD reported the pricing of public offering of up to $7.5 million.

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: 3M Company(MMM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) traded up 0.8% at $196.10. The stock’s 52-week range is $191.44 to $259.77. Volume was about 15% below the daily average of around 3 million. The company had no specific news Thursday.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Second, how will the Dow get to that big magic number? Well, the six biggest stock weightings in the DJIA are: Goldman Sachs (GS), 3M (MMM), International Business Machines (IBM), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), and Boeing (BA). What you will notice looking at a day like yesterday is that tech led the way sector wise. If the Dow is going to outperform, we need mega caps to outperform. We need those six stocks to outperform. So we need a day where financials and industrials outperform to get there. Given the trends in sector leadership, that is bound to happen…We are one Trump tweet talking about how yuuuuuuge Goldman Sachs is away from 20k.

  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    Morrison’s resignation came about one hour after 3M Co (NYSE: MMM) CEO Inge Thulin pulled the plug.

    In a Wednesday statement on his departure from what’s formally known as the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative, Thulin said the group “is no longer an effective vehicle” for the technology company to promote job growth in the U.S.

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    It’d be one thing if GE were cheap, but on many metrics, it’s not. Many investors at this point would rather pay for United Technologies Corporation (UTX)  , Honeywell International Inc. (HON)  or 3M Co (MMM)  — the last two of which are holdings in Jim Cramer’s Action Alerts PLUS Charitable Trust Portfolio.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) is set to report its most recent quarterly results on Tuesday. Analysts are looking for $5.57 in earnings per share (EPS) and $8.69 billion in revenue. Shares closed the week at $217.75, with a consensus price target of $237.92 and a 52-week trading range of $190.59 to $259.77.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (ITHUF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Over the past few weeks, Benzinga has been sharing interviews with the top venture capital and investment firms operating in the cannabis industry. Among those focused on ancillary businesses that do not touch the plant, we profiled Snoop Dogg’s Casa Verde and Arcview Group partner, CanopyBoulder. Among those willing to get involved in plant-touching ventures, we presented MJIC, which claims it intends to become the “Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) of weed,” and iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc (CNSX: IAN) (OTC: ITHUF), which raises capital for U.S.-based marijuana companies in Canadian capital markets.

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    Much of the focus of cannabis investors has been centered on Canada and California. This makes sense given that they are the two largest recreational (or soon to be) cannabis markets in the world. However, one publicly traded company with US-centric cannabis operations has taken a different approach. iAnthus Capital is listed in Canada on the CSE (OTCQB:ITHUF), but is headquartered in New York and incorporated in Delaware. Unlike other Canadian-listed cannabis companies, most of which are aiming to get in on the highly competitive green-rush in California and Canada, iAnthus has set its sights on becoming the dominant player on the U.S. East Coast.

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Earlier this month, cannabis-focused financing and advisory firm iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc (CNSX: IAN) (OTC: ITHUF) announced it acquired Westchester-based Valley Agriceuticals, LLC, gaining access to New York’s nascent cannabis market.

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    The Green Solution received a $7.5 million loan facility from iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc (OTC: ITHUF).

    “This was also to accelerate expansion within Colorado and going into other states nation-wide.”

    Valens Groworks Corp (CNSX: VGW), a Canadian post-inspection applicant for cannabis cultivation and processing, raised C$500,000 ($381,431) under a convertible note to meet acquisition and expansion obligations.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now

One of the richest men in China has made a big bet on an icon of Europe’s automotive industry.

Li Shufu, the billionaire chairman of Chinese car maker Geely (GELYF), invested about $9 billion buying a stake of almost 10% in Daimler (DDAIF), making him the biggest single shareholder in the owner of Mercedes Benz.

Li, who’s estimated to be worth around $18 billion, has said he’s not interested in a takeover of Daimler. It’s unclear exactly what he’s after with such a big investment, but he dropped a big hint that the German company’s engineering is central to his vision.

“In order to succeed and seize the technology highland, one has to have friends, partners, and alliances and adapt a new way of thinking in terms of sharing and united strength,” Li said in a statement over the weekend.

Some analysts suggest Li wants to get his hands on Daimler’s clean energy technology. That could help boost Geely’s competitive position in China’s market for electric vehicles, which is already the world’s biggest.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Visa Inc.(V)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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

    These are the top 5 holdings of Night Owl Capital Management, LLCVisa Inc (V) – 231,674 shares, 10.84% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 5.42%Mastercard Inc (MA) – 167,458 shares, 9.92% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 5.37%Alphabet Inc (GOOG) – 18,613 shares, 8.13% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 4.05%Amazon.com Inc (AMZN) – 15,674 shares, 7.32% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 3.17%The Priceline Group Inc (PCLN) – 6,970 shares,

  • [By Chris Lange]

    On Thursday, Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is expected to report its most recent quarterly results. The consensus analyst estimates are $0.99 in EPS and revenue of $4.84 billion. Shares of Visa were at $126.32 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $129.80, and the 52-week range is $81.57 to $126.38.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Of the three other Dow stocks closest to Boeing’s yearly gain, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) rose by about 6.2% to a gain of nearly 68% for the year, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) added about 0.6% to close the week up just over 51% for the year to date, and Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) dropped about 1% to lower its annual gain to just over 44%.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Slower growth with an elevated P/E ratio held back Visa (V) last year. But with growth returning to Visa’s normal levels, we feel it is time to highlight its shares once again.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Visa (V) shares are soaring today after reporting earnings and revenue that easily topped the Street consensus.

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    Visa reported a profit of 86 cents a shares, topping forecasts for 78 cents, on revenue of $4.5 billion, ahead of estimates for $4.3 billion.

    After review Visa’s earnings, Cowen’s George Mihalos and team write that Visa is “everywhere investors should want to be.” They explain why:

    Visa reported very robust F1Q results and raised its FY17 outlook when adjusting for an incremental 1pt of F/X headwinds. We are raising our estimates and continue to believe there is upside to the companys outlook. Almost all key metrics showed signs of acceleration and we expect the momentum to continue. We expect the stock to be strong in tomorrow’s trading and remain very positive on the name.

    Shares of Visa have gained 5.1% to $86.48 at 2:49 p.m. today, while MasterCard (MA) has risen 1.8% to$106.98.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ocean Power Technologies Inc.(OPTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Ocean Power Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: OPTT) shares shot up 44 percent to $2.64. On Friday, Ocean Power Technologies reported the deployment of its PB3 PowerBuoy in Japan.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Aon Corporation(AON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    We’re seeing the exact same price pattern playing out in shares of $29 billion risk and insurance consultancy firm Aon plc (AON) . Aon has been a strong performer for all of 2016, up 20% since the calendar flipped to January. But don’t worry if you’ve missed the move – an ascending triangle pattern is signaling a second leg higher here. For Aon, the breakout level to watch is resistance up at $113.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Galapagos NV(GLPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    Our investing experts have made some tremendous picks over the last several years, outperforming the S&P 500 by 100%, 200%, or even as much as 700% in the case of Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon’s 2012 pick of Galapagos NV (Nasdaq: GLPG).

  • [By David Zeiler]

    Bill Patalon’s initial stock pick was Galapagos NV (Nasdaq ADR: GLPG), a Belgian biotech company.

    Patalon was attracted to Galapagos’ strategy to target “orphan diseases,” afflictions that strike rarely and so often go ignored by the Big Pharma companies. He also liked that Galapagos had more than 50 drug discovery programs underway, and that it already had licensing agreements with several bigger players in the industry.

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    Galapagos NV (Nasdaq: GLPG) is our big winner so far, gaining 578.8% since Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon shared his recommendation with Money Morning readers in April 2012. The S&P 500 has gained 75.4% in the same time. Bill has renewed his recommendation for the Belgian biotech several times over the years, saying in 2016 that it has “an established history of piling on gains.” With an average gain of 110% a year, it’s hard to argue with that.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.(RNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    RenaissanceRe Holdings (RNR) is a global provider of reinsurance, as well as various types of insurance and related services. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Bermuda, notes Jack Adamo, editor of Insiders Plus.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    RenaissanceRe (NYSE: RNR) is one of 73 publicly-traded companies in the “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare RenaissanceRe to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Roper Technologies, Inc.(ROP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Analysts are expecting Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE: ROP) to have earned $1.46 per share on revenue of $895.87 million in the latest quarter. Roper Technologies shares declined 0.05 percent to close at $178.63 on Friday.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Aside from Outperform-rated Roper Technologies (ROP) SaaS platforms, which account for over +50% of earnings today, GEs Digital business strategy is the most ambitious ramp within the industrials sector. GE has made a bold bet on its game-changing Predix operating system for the Industrial IoT, which was launched in Feb-2016

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Flexing the barbell strategy to balance Safe Havens with more cyclical exposures. In our view, industrials investors should be positioning their portfolio with a barbell strategy, with half of the exposure in Safe Havens like General Electric, Xylem (XYL), Danaher, Honeywell International, Roper Technologies (ROP), and AMETEK (AME), and the other half selectively in the cyclical names that are better positioned today, such as Pentair, HD Supply Holdings (HDS),Actuant (ATU), Atkore International Group (ATKR), Ingersoll-Rand, and Eaton (ETN). We still believe risk-reward is mostly balanced and that the macro will remain choppy into 2017, supporting a positioning in the defensive names. But if investor sentiment improves on not-worse news and earnings results, the more cyclical names could fare better.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE: ROP) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.46 per share on revenue of $895.87 million.

    Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $25.20 billion.