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Top Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2021

Equities analysts predict that Re/Max Holdings Inc (NYSE:RMAX) will post earnings per share of $0.42 for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Zero analysts have issued estimates for Re/Max’s earnings. Re/Max reported earnings of $0.49 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 14.3%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, May 2nd.

On average, analysts expect that Re/Max will report full year earnings of $2.07 per share for the current financial year. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the company will post earnings of $2.27 per share. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow Re/Max.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2021: Summit Materials, Inc.(SUM)

Summit Materials, Inc., incorporated on September 23, 2014, is a construction materials company. The Company operates through three segments: West, Central and East. The Company has operations in approximately 20 states in the United States and in British Columbia, Canada. The Company’s materials include aggregates, which it supplies across the country, with a focus on Texas, Kansas, Utah, Missouri and Kentucky, and cement, which it supplies primarily in Missouri, Iowa and along the Mississippi River. Within the Company’s markets, it offers construction materials and related downstream products. In addition to the supply of aggregates to its customers, the Company also uses its materials internally to produce ready-mixed concrete and asphalt paving mix. Its construction materials operations consist of aggregates production, including crushed stone and construction sand and gravel, cement and ready-mixed concrete production and asphalt paving mix production.

The Company serves markets, including residential construction, nonresidential construction and public infrastructure construction. Its residential construction includes single family houses and multi-family units, such as apartments and condominiums. Its nonresidential construction encompasses various privately financed construction other than residential structures. Its public infrastructure construction includes spending by federal, state and local governments for highways, bridges, airports, schools, public buildings and other public infrastructure projects. As of January 2, 2016, the Company operated approximately 140 quarries and sand deposits, over 50 asphalt paving mix plants, and over 70 fixed and portable ready-mixed concrete plants, over two cement plants and over eight cement distribution terminals.

West Segment

The Company’s West segment includes operations in Texas, the Mountain states of Utah, Colorado, Idaho and Wyoming, and in British Columbia, Canada. The Company supplies aggregates, ready-mi! xed concrete, asphalt paving mix and paving and related services in the West segment. During the year ended January 2, 2016, approximately 60% of the Company’s revenue had been generated from the west segment.

East Segment

The Company’s East segment serves markets extending across the Midwestern and Eastern United States, in Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky, South Carolina, Nebraska and Iowa, where the Company supplies aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt paving mix and paving and related services. During the year ended January 2, 2016, approximately 30% of the Company’s revenue had been generated from the east segment.

Cement Segment

The Company’s Cement segment consists of its Hannibal, Missouri and Davenport, Iowa cement plants and approximately eight distribution terminals along the Mississippi River from Minnesota to Louisiana. The Davenport cement plant primarily serves markets in Missouri, Iowa and along the Mississippi River. During the year ended January 2, 2016, approximately 10% of the Company’s revenue had been generated from the cement segment.

The Company competes with Vulcan Materials Company, Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., CRH plc, Heidelberg Cement plc, LafargeHolcim, CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. and Buzzi Unicem USA.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers raised its position in Summit Materials Inc (NYSE:SUM) by 46.1% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 150,864 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 47,582 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned approximately 0.14% of Summit Materials worth $1,871,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Summit Materials Inc (NYSE:SUM)’s share price shot up 7.4% on Wednesday following insider buying activity. The stock traded as high as $17.78 and last traded at $17.71. 2,267,248 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 25% from the average session volume of 1,815,984 shares. The stock had previously closed at $16.49.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2021: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.(PDM)

Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (“Piedmont”) (NYSE: PDM) is a Maryland corporation that operates in a manner so as to qualify as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) for federal income tax purposes and engages in the acquisition, development, management, and ownership of commercial real estate properties throughout the United States, including properties that are under construction, are newly constructed, or have operating histories. Piedmont was incorporated in 1997 and commenced operations in 1998. Piedmont conducts business primarily through Piedmont Operating Partnership, L.P. (“Piedmont OP”), a Delaware limited partnership, as well as performing the management of its buildings through two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Piedmont Government Services, LLC and Piedmont Office Management, LLC. Piedmont owns 99.9% of, and is the sole general partner of, Piedmont OP and as such, possesses full legal control and authority over the operations of Piedmont OP.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Swiss National Bank lowered its position in shares of Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM) by 7.1% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 235,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 17,900 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.18% of Piedmont Office Realty Trust worth $4,688,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: PDM) is an owner, manager, developer, and operator of high-quality, Class A office properties in select sub-markets located primarily within eight major U.S. office markets. Its geographically-diversified, almost $5 billion portfolio is currently comprised of approximately 17 million square feet. The Company is a fully-integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) with local management offices in each of its major markets and is investment-grade rated by Standard & Poor's (BBB) and Moody's (Baa2). For more information, see www.piedmontreit.com.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2021: Scorpio Tankers Inc.(STNG)

Scorpio Tankers Inc. provides marine transportation of crude oil and refined petroleum products worldwide. As of April 26, 2011, it owned one LR2 tanker, four LR1 tankers, four Handymax tankers, and one post-Panamax tanker, as well as chartered one LR1 and four Handymax product tankers. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Monaco, Monaco.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE:STNG)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $1.78 and last traded at $1.78, with a volume of 151745 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $1.80.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE:STNG) gapped down before the market opened on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $1.75, but opened at $1.82. Scorpio Tankers shares last traded at $1.81, with a volume of 169888 shares traded.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2021: Flushing Financial Corporation(FFIC)

Flushing Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Flushing Bank that provides banking products and services primarily to consumers, businesses, and governmental units. The company offers various deposit products, including checking and savings accounts, money market accounts, demand accounts, NOW accounts, and certificates of deposit. Its loan portfolio comprises mortgage loans secured by multi-family residential, commercial real estate, one-to-four family mixed-use property, one-to-four family residential property, and commercial business loans; construction loans; small business administration loans and other small business loans; mortgage loan surrogates, such as mortgage-backed securities; the United States government securities, corporate fixed-income securities, and other marketable securities; and consumer loans, including overdraft lines of credit. The company also offers cash management products; and operates iGObanking.com, an Internet branch that offers checking, savings, money market, and certificates of deposit accounts. In addition, it offers banking services to public entities comprising counties, cities, towns, villages, school districts, libraries, fire districts, and various courts. As of February 23, 2016, the company operated 19 banking offices located in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Nassau counties. Flushing Financial Corporation was founded in 1995 and is based in Uniondale, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Monday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Flushing Financial Corp (NASDAQ:FFIC)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 9:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2021: AMTEK, Inc.(AME)

AMETEK, Inc. (“AMETEK” or the “Company”) is incorporated in Delaware. Its predecessor was originally incorporated in Delaware in 1930 under the name American Machine and Metals, Inc. AMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with operations in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. AMETEK maintains its principal executive offices in suburban Philadelphia at 1100 Cassatt Road, Berwyn, Pennsylvania, 19312. Listed on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: AME), the common stock of AMETEK is a component of the Standard and Poor’s 500 and the Russell 1000 Indices.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Ametek (NYSE:AME) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 5, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2021: Almost Family Inc(AFAM)

Almost Family, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides home health services. The company operates in two segments, Visiting Nurse Services and Personal Care Services. The Visiting Nurse Services segment provides a range of Medicare-certified home health nursing services to patients in need of recuperative care, following a period of hospitalization or care in another type of inpatient facility. It also offers special clinically-based protocols, including frail elderly care management, optimum balance, cardiocare, orthopedic, and urology programs. This segment provides its services to patients in lieu of additional care in other settings, such as long term acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, or skilled nursing facilities. The Personal Care Services segment provides services, such as personal care, medication management, meal preparation, caregiver respite, and homemaking services in patients? homes primarily on an as-needed and hourly basis. Th e company offers its services through its service locations in Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Missouri, Alabama, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. It operates approximately 47 Medicare-certified home health agencies with a total of 106 locations, as well as operates 60 personal care locations. Almost Family, Inc. was founded in 1976 and is based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM) by 12.6% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 62,175 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 6,953 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Almost Family were worth $3,482,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019

In an op-ed article published late Wednesday by The Wall Street Journal, Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A), and Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), argued that now is the time for publicly traded U.S. companies to stop providing quarterly earnings per share (EPS) guidance.

On Thursday morning, the Business Roundtable which includes CEOs of U.S. companies with more than 16 million employees and more than $7 trillion in annual revenues, weighed in supporting the proposal. That’s not too surprising given the Dimon is currently the chair of the Business Roundtable.

In their op-ed piece, Buffett and Dimon argue that “effective long-term strategy drives economic growth and job creation” and that quarterly EPS guidance “often leads to an unhealthy focus on short-term profits at the expense of long-term strategy, growth and sustainability.”

Business Roundtable CEO Joshua Bolton seconds that opinion:

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: PJT Partners Inc.(PJT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PJT Partners (NYSE:PJT) and MAN GRP PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:MNGPY) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk and dividends.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Tutor Perini Corporation(TPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Tutor Perini (NYSE:TPC) had its price target cut by B. Riley from $28.00 to $26.00 in a research note released on Wednesday. They currently have a buy rating on the construction company’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Tutor Perini Corp (NYSE:TPC) have been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the ten brokerages that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $31.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tutor Perini Corp (NYSE:TPC) – Equities researchers at B. Riley increased their Q4 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Tutor Perini in a report released on Wednesday, August 8th. B. Riley analyst A. Rygiel now expects that the construction company will post earnings per share of $0.88 for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.87. B. Riley has a “Buy” rating and a $26.00 price target on the stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.(PDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. decreased its holdings in shares of Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM) by 5.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 78,700 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 4,900 shares during the period. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. owned about 0.06% of Piedmont Office Realty Trust worth $1,568,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE:PDM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Piedmont Office Realty Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.9712597210548 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (VLKAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Rosevear]

    Prosecutors in Munich, Germany, who have been investigating Volkswagen AG’s (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY) diesel-emissions cheating scandal searched the homes of Audi CEO Rupert Stadler and another member of Audi’s executive team on Monday, according to multiple reports.

  • [By John Rosevear]

    Under the deal, the two companies — and their affiliates, including Audi owner Volkswagen AG (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY) and Hyundai partner Kia Motors — will license key patents to one another and share access to fuel-cell parts, including the parts that Hyundai has developed for its current fuel-cell vehicles.

  • [By ]

    May saw two amazing deals for different reasons. The Volkswagen (OTCPK:VLKAY) 40 billion Euros battery supply deal was truly staggering yet seems almost ignored by investors in the EV metals market. It seems to me investors don’t yet understand the impact of a 40 billion Euro deal and how that will spread down the line to help fund the junior EV metal miners. Then, the Nemaska Lithium deal raising a massive C$400m restored my faith that investors can see the potential for the sector. Finally, the large lithium producers continue to deliver large lithium profit increases year on year, helped along with rising lithium contract prices. An aMAYzing month after all.

  • [By ]

    For that comparison, we showed the forecast price to sales multiples for Tesla, General Motors (NYSE:GM), Ford (NYSE:F), and Volkswagen (OTCPK:VLKAY) over the last 4 years (Figure 2). It is clear that Tesla’s P/S ratio is at a much higher level compared with the rest of its peers. If forecast P/S ratio is an indicator for investors’ perception of optionality, Tesla seems to process the largest optionality. It also indicates that Tesla’s optionality has been declining, approximately by 40-50%, in the recent period.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd(AAV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Advantage Oil & Gas (NYSE:AAV) (TSE:AAV) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The oil and gas company reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.03), MarketWatch Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $58.07 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $62.09 million. Advantage Oil & Gas had a net margin of 39.22% and a return on equity of 2.98%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Advantage Oil & Gas (NYSE:AAV) (TSE:AAV) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Advantage Oil and Gas Ltd., formerly Advantage Energy Income Fund, is an intermediate oil and natural gas corporation, engaged in the exploration and development of oil and natural gas properties in Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada. It focuses on developing the Montney natural gas resource play located at Glacier, Alberta. The Company’s properties are located in Alberta and Saskatchewan, and consist of liquids rich natural gas and light oil. The Company’s head office is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. “

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. (NYSE: AAV) is a Calgary-based Canadian energy company that extracts and distributes oil. It produces approximately 35,000 barrels daily across its sites in Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now

CNBC’s Jim Cramer would buy shares of Cisco on Friday if stocks continue their sell-off, he told a caller on Thursday.

“If you asked me which stock to buy if we have another sell-off tomorrow, I am going to say Cisco, because you know I’m trying to make that my biggest position because you’re a subscriber to ActionAlertsPlus.com,” the “Mad Money” host said. “That’s the one. I feel great about it. I think [CEO] Chuck [Robbins is] doing a terrific job. Buy some more, and if it gets to $43, buy more.”

Cramer also suggested investors should hold on buying Thursday’s market dip because there are a number of causes for concern.

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IAC CEO looks to continue defying stereotypes

David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Joey Levin, chief executive officer of IAC/InterActiveCorp, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview at the Allen & Co. Media and Technology Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, U.S., on Thursday, July 12, 2018.

IAC/InterActive Corp., the holding company behind Vimeo, CollegeHumor, The Daily Beast and a host of other brands, is chronically undervalued by Wall Street despite its efforts to reward investors, CEO Joey Levin said Thursday on CNBC.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Maiden Hldgs Ltd(MHLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD) dropped 14.5% during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $2.60 and last traded at $2.65. Approximately 2,396,727 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 263% from the average daily volume of 660,901 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.10.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Maiden (NASDAQ: MHLD) and Mercury General (NYSE:MCY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Netshoes (Cayman) Limited (NASDAQ: NETS) shares dipped 43.73 percent to close at $2.87 on Tuesday as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.
    Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) shares dropped 29.01 percent to close at $0.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares fell 22.2 percent to close at $0.340 after reporting Q1 miss.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) fell 19.95 percent to close at $12.08 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) fell 19.68 percent to close at $3.775 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) dropped 18.47 percent to close at $9.62 on Tuesday after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) declined 16.21 percent to close at $2.43. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALJJ) shares fell 16.13 percent to close at $1.79.
    Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) shares dropped 14.93 percent to close at $13.16 following a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Restoration Robotics Inc (NASDAQ: HAIR) fell 14.42 percent to close at $3.68 after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    iCAD, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICAD) declined 13.01 percent to close at $3.41 following Q1 results.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) fell 12.44 percent to close at $1.97.
    Histogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HSGX) declined 12.24 percent to close at $2.15.
    AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) fell 12.1 percent to close at $39.60 following Q3 earnings.
    Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ: HNRG) fell 11.1 percent to close at $6.49.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) dropped 10.66 percent to close at $16.93 on Tuesday.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) slipp

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD) by 1.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,015,640 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 132,547 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 0.08% of Maiden worth $45,602,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Horace Mann Educators (NYSE: HMN) and Maiden (NASDAQ:MHLD) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion.
    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $6.00 billion.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $803.36 million.
    Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $751.57 million.
    IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $923.80 million.
    Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $691.75 million.
    Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $7.41 billion.
    ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.84 per share on revenue of $346.28 million.
    TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion.
    Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $401.76 million.
    The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $386.91 million.
    Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ: MTRX) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $285.16 million.
    Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $739.31 million.
    tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $428.25 million.
    Copa Holdings,

Best Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Haynes International, Inc.(HAYN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Haynes International (NASDAQ:HAYN) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Saturday morning.

    Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on HAYN. Zacks Investment Research cut Haynes International from a buy rating to a hold rating and set a $50.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. ValuEngine raised Haynes International from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Thursday, April 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Haynes International currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $35.00.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Haynes International Inc  (NASDAQ:HAYN)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paloma Partners Management Co bought a new stake in Haynes International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAYN) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 7,313 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $269,000.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.(PDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: PDM) is an owner, manager, developer, and operator of high-quality, Class A office properties in select sub-markets located primarily within eight major U.S. office markets. Its geographically-diversified, almost $5 billion portfolio is currently comprised of approximately 17 million square feet. The Company is a fully-integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) with local management offices in each of its major markets and is investment-grade rated by Standard & Poor's (BBB) and Moody's (Baa2). For more information, see www.piedmontreit.com.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. reduced its holdings in shares of Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE:PDM) by 2.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 131,748 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 3,194 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. owned about 0.10% of Piedmont Office Realty Trust worth $2,317,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Best Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: PowerShares S&P SmallCap Health Care Portfolio(PSCH)

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    1. Small Cap Health Care
    The top ETF of the small-cap health care sector is Invesco S&P SmallCap Health Care ETF (Nasdaq: PSCH), which is up an astounding 43% in 2018. The fund follows the S&P SmallCap 600 Capped HealthCare Index and has 80% of its assets deployed into common stocks of small-cap healthcare companies. The ETFs top three holdings are Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Neogen Corp, and HealthEquity.    

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    IFP Advisors Inc boosted its stake in shares of PowerShares S&P SmallCap Health Care Portfolio (NASDAQ:PSCH) by 76.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,231 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 532 shares during the quarter. IFP Advisors Inc’s holdings in PowerShares S&P SmallCap Health Care Portfolio were worth $137,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Sometimes its helpful for investors in small cap mining stocks like Azincourt Energy Corp (TSX-V: AAZ; OTCMKTS: AZURF) to take a look at what other mining stocks operating in the same region and looking for the same minerals are doing or saying in order to have a better understanding of wherethe market is heading.

Denison Mines Corp’s Uranium Commentary

Last Thursday, small cap uranium mining stock Denison Mines Corp (NYSEAMERICAN: DNN), which is also focused on the Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan, reported 2017 earnings and gave its outlook for 2018 with the outlook coming with extensive commentary about the uranium market and Athabasca. David Cates, the President and CEO of Denison Mines Corp, gave the following commentary:

“2017 was a volatile year for the uranium market. While the spot price of uranium benefited from upward momentum on multiple occasions during the year, that momentum was not sustained long enough for a meaningful change to the low price environment that saw the market reach 12 and 13 year lows in late 2016. Despite these disappointing market trends, Denison managed to have another productive year as we continue to focus on our strategy of positioning the Company for the future and a return to a much higher uranium price.”

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Laredo Petroleum, Inc.(LPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI) – Piper Jaffray Companies decreased their Q4 2019 earnings per share estimates for Laredo Petroleum in a report released on Wednesday, February 13th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst K. Harrison now forecasts that the oil and gas producer will post earnings per share of $0.11 for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.12. Piper Jaffray Companies has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Laredo Petroleum’s Q3 2020 earnings at $0.03 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI) shares dropped 7.9% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $8.41 and last traded at $8.61. Approximately 5,931,000 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 68% from the average daily volume of 3,529,008 shares. The stock had previously closed at $9.35.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Laredo Petroleum Inc (LPI) Reduced by Analyst (americanbankingnews.com) Laredo Working to Restart Permian Production Shuttered Following Tank Fire (naturalgasintel.com) OPEC Losing Control After Libya Outages (finance.yahoo.com) Laredo Petroleum reaffirms FY 2018 production view after storage tank fire (seekingalpha.com) Laredo Petroleum (LPI) Provides Update on Fire Reported at Tank Battery in Glasscock County, Texas (streetinsider.com)

    LPI stock traded down $0.15 during trading on Thursday, reaching $9.37. 204,560 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,884,005. Laredo Petroleum has a twelve month low of $7.41 and a twelve month high of $13.46. The company has a market cap of $2.24 billion, a PE ratio of 15.62, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.79 and a beta of 1.16. The company has a quick ratio of 0.77, a current ratio of 0.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

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

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, with major market benchmarks closing the day mixed, but nearly flat. Market participants were briefly enthusiastic about the potential to set new record highs following reports that the U.S. and China were mulling further trade negotiations, but the positive impact of that announcement largely waned as the day progressed. Nevertheless, investors focusing on company-specific news found some reasons to celebrate. Altria Group (NYSE:MO), Galapagos (NASDAQ:GLPG), and Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these businesses to tell you why their stocks did so well.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.(PDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: PDM) dropped about 3.5% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $17.35. Shares closed at $17.98 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.74. Volume was about 60% above the daily average of around 1.3 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. decreased its holdings in shares of Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM) by 5.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 78,700 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 4,900 shares during the period. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. owned about 0.06% of Piedmont Office Realty Trust worth $1,568,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. reduced its holdings in shares of Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE:PDM) by 2.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 131,748 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 3,194 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. owned about 0.10% of Piedmont Office Realty Trust worth $2,317,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE:PDM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Piedmont Office Realty Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.9712597210548 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Tiffany & Co.(TIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) has been given a $155.00 target price by analysts at Loop Capital in a report issued on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the specialty retailer’s stock. Loop Capital’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 18.92% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    It could have been a great day for Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) stock investors. Instead, it ended up being only a good day.

    In early trading Tuesday, Tiffany stock ran up 6.6% at first, as investors cheered the results of the company’s most recent earnings  quarter. For fiscal Q2 2018, Tiffany reported earning $1.17 per share on sales of $1.08 billion. Wall Street had expected  Tiffany to earn only $1 a share on sales of $1.04 billion. By the end of the day, however, these strong results ended up netting Tiffany shareholders only a 0.9% gain.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    By all rights, Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) stock should be surging.

    Yesterday, the jeweler reported 26% earnings growth on sales growth of 12%, and boosted its earnings forecast to boot. On Wall Street, analysts are cheering, with RBC Capital lifting its price target on Tiffany stock from $126 to $132 per share, UBS hiking from $138 to $141, and KeyBanc taking its target from $140 to $150 a share, according to a tally on TheFly.com.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Rosetta Resources Inc.(ROSE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Rosehill Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:ROSE) shed more than 10% of their value by 10:30 a.m. EDT on Friday after the oil company priced an offering of stock at a steep discount to where it recently traded.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rosehill Resources (NASDAQ:ROSE) Director Harry Quarls acquired 6,700 shares of Rosehill Resources stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 17th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $8.15 per share, with a total value of $54,605.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 53,189 shares in the company, valued at $433,490.35. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares climbed 70.3 percent to $5.45 after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) surged 39.8 percent to $1.58 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) gained 25.6 percent to $11.50. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Aytu Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: AYTU) shares jumped 21.8 percent to $0.4798 after the company late Monday reported lighter-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares gained 21.1 percent to $26.77 following Q3 results.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) rose 16.8 percent to $7.1271 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) rose 13.8 percent to $2.88.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) jumped 13.1 percent to $6.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares gained 12 percent to $5.87 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) gained 8.4 percent to $3.96 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Rosehill Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSE) surged 8.4 percent to $7.90 after announcing Q1 results.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) rose 8.1 percent to $0.5171 following Q1 results.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) rose 7.7 percent to $5.6103 following Q1 results.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NYSE: NINE) shares climbed 7.4 percent to $35.90.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 6.7 percent to $6.40 after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
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  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Rosehill Resources Inc Class A (NASDAQ:ROSE) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note released on Friday.

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European traders are looking to the latest batch of corporate updates to boost confidence in the region’s shares.

The first-quarter earnings season is heating up at a challenging time for euro-area stocks. The currency has been trading above the $1.22 level for most of 2018, putting fresh pressure on exporters’ balance sheets, while economic momentum has started to slow after last year’s growth spurt. As a result, the Stoxx Europe 600 Index has struggled to recoup the losses incurred since a global selloff began in late January.

Better-than-expected profits could help investors look ahead to a second half in which the currency headwind weakens and growth stabilizes. JPMorgan Chase & Co. expects positive surprises this season, sticking to its 14 percent profit growth forecast for the euro-area in 2018 — two times the consensus projection.

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“The FX headwind for the euro zone should be peaking right now — relative surprises are likely to shift from the U.S. to euro zone in the second half,” JPMorgan strategists led by Mislav Matejka wrote in a note. “Revenue growth is rather healthy, and near the highest in years in the U.S. and Europe.”

Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.(PDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: PDM) dropped about 3.5% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $17.35. Shares closed at $17.98 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.74. Volume was about 60% above the daily average of around 1.3 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Swiss National Bank lowered its position in shares of Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM) by 7.1% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 235,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 17,900 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.18% of Piedmont Office Realty Trust worth $4,688,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Aaron's, Inc.(AAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Textainer Group (NYSE: AAN) and Aaron’s (NYSE:AAN) are both transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wall Street analysts predict that Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) will announce $948.59 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Seven analysts have made estimates for Aaron’s’ earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $937.80 million and the highest estimate coming in at $953.43 million. Aaron’s reported sales of $838.88 million during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 13.1%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings results on Friday, October 26th.

Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nuveen Mortgage Opportunity Term Fund(JLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nuveen Mortgage Opportunity Term Fund (NYSE:JLS) declared a monthly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st, NASDAQ reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of 0.113 per share on Tuesday, September 4th. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.72%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 14th.

Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Caladrius Biosciences, Inc.(CLBS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about Caladrius Biosciences (NASDAQ:CLBS) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Caladrius Biosciences earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.4362129030389 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Identiv, Inc.(INVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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April 7, 2017: Markets opened nearly flat Friday and did not gather any positive strength until mid-day. Telecom and consumer staples were the top performing sectors while the utilities and energy sectors lagged. WTI crude oil for May delivery settled at $52.24 a barrel, up 1% on the day and at its highest level since March 7. June gold added 0.3% on the day to settle at $1,257.30. Equities were headed for a mixed close shortly before the bell as the DJIA traded up 0.01% for the day, the S&P 500 traded down 0.04%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded up 0.03%.

Stocks traded very near the break-even line just minutes before the closing bell. The closing tally could finish with either a small gain or a small loss for any or all of the indexes.

The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Friday was Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) which traded up 2.10% at $72.93. The stock’s 52-week range is $62.72 to $75.19. Volume was about 10% below the daily average of around 9.2 million shares. The company’s stock was upgraded to Outperform this morning at Telsey.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.(PDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. reduced its holdings in shares of Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE:PDM) by 2.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 131,748 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 3,194 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. owned about 0.10% of Piedmont Office Realty Trust worth $2,317,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Swiss National Bank lowered its position in shares of Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM) by 7.1% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 235,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 17,900 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.18% of Piedmont Office Realty Trust worth $4,688,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE:PDM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Piedmont Office Realty Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.9712597210548 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: PDM) dropped about 3.5% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $17.35. Shares closed at $17.98 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.74. Volume was about 60% above the daily average of around 1.3 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: IRIDEX Corporation(IRIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NxStage Medical (NASDAQ:NXTM) and IRIDEX (NASDAQ:IRIX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Light Asset Management LLC reduced its position in shares of IRIDEX Co. (NASDAQ:IRIX) by 48.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 198,581 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after selling 189,106 shares during the period. First Light Asset Management LLC owned about 1.70% of IRIDEX worth $1,382,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation(WMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lincoln National Corp acquired a new position in Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (NYSE:WMC) during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund acquired 11,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $115,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capit (NYSE:WMC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Wednesday.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft (BAYZF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    As of December 2017, Greenlight Re’s major (10%+) long positions were General Motors (GM), Brighthouse Financial (BHF), gold (GLD), Bayer (OTCPK:BAYZF), and Mylan (MYL). It also holds a long position in Micron (MU), which was the best positive contributor to its portfolio in the first quarter of 2018. These long positions were balanced by shorts in Tesla (TSLA), Netflix (NFLX), and other “bubble basket” stocks. The portfolio is also short Assured Guaranty (AGO), a municipal bond insurer, a position which is hedged by a simultaneous long in Puerto Rican debt. Overall, the portfolio is 93% gross long and 65% gross short. Unlike most insurance portfolios, just 0.5% of investments are in debt instruments and, in fact, Greenlight Re’s short portfolio was 11% allocated to sovereign debt.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    For the third quarter, the company reported cash and equivalents of $470.4 million, while net income came in at $50 million (includes a gain of $78.7 million from the Immunomedics’ warrant). Without the one-time gain, its loss of $28.7 million would still be an improvement over net loss of $31.8 million for the same quarter last year. For the fourth quarter, the company is guiding for ADCETRIS sales in the range of $82 million to $84 million (total revenue of $128 million to $130 million). In addition to the growing opportunity for ADCETRIS (peak sales in excess of $1 billion) and the intriguing prospects of tucatinib, the company has a promising pipeline of ADC candidates and immuno-oncology assets. Partnered programs with the likes of AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), Astellas (OTCPK:ALPMY), Genmab (OTCPK:GMXAY), Bayer (OTCPK:BAYZF), Genentech and many more also lend additional credibility to the story.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: NextEra Energy Partners, LP(NEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    IFP Advisors Inc raised its stake in NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP) by 124.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,558 shares of the solar energy provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,416 shares during the quarter. IFP Advisors Inc’s holdings in NextEra Energy Partners were worth $102,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Agenus Inc.(AGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Harnessing the power of the immune system to fight cancer is a big deal and Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) looks like a great way to follow the trend. This stock trades like a small-cap biotech, but a couple of candidates coming through its pipeline could help push annual revenue past the $1 billion mark. Plus, by this time next year, the company could have half a dozen or so new candidates in clinical trials.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Shares of the small-cap biotech Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) reversed its year-long down trend by gaining a stately 20.1% last month, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. What sparked this marked turnaround?

  • [By George Budwell]

    Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN), a small-cap cancer immunotherapy and vaccine company, has started to claw its way back from a steep downturn that began last April. Specifically, the drugmaker’s shares have spiked by a healthy 29% over just the past three trading sessions. 

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Attention bargain shoppers: There could be some deals in aisle biotech. Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN) dished out some disappointing losses in recent months, but the market’s reaction to recent events seems a bit overdone.  

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) dropped 9.8% during trading on Monday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The stock traded as low as $3.30 and last traded at $3.32. Approximately 2,421,286 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 53% from the average daily volume of 1,586,724 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.68.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Snap-On Incorporated(SNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Swiss National Bank lowered its position in shares of Snap-on (NYSE:SNA) by 13.9% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 183,800 shares of the company’s stock after selling 29,700 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank owned 0.32% of Snap-on worth $27,118,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Earnings season is well underway. And if you’re looking to make real money, the time to get started is now. Money Morning Quantitative Specialist Chris Johnson argues the markets are at a tipping point. 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. Read those picks right here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Friday
    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) leads the earnings calendar as reporting for the second quarter moves into full swing. The Boston-based conglomerate is expected to report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.18 on top of $29.76 billion in revenue. Former Dallas Federal Reserve Bank Vice President Jerry O’Driscoll offered some choice words for the U.S. central bank. In an interview with CNBC, O’Driscoll warned that the Fed is being “very aggressive” with interest rate policy in 2018. He warned the central bank is ignoring important factors like a rising dollar and the flattening yield curve. The former bank executive argued that he doesn’t see the case for additional rate hikes in the year ahead. This is one reason why investors should protect themselves from any downside caused by the Fed. According to The Wall Street Journal, three top cybersecurity officials are departing their positions at the FBI. The departures are planned due to their ongoing concerns about cybersecurity attacks from abroad and disagreements with the Trump administration.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: MSFT, SKX, SNA
    Shares of Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) popped more than 3.2% after the cloud computing and software giant topped earnings expectations after the bell Thursday. The company topped $100 billion for its fiscal 2018. This is the first time that it has ever reached this revenue level for a year. The firm reported EPS of $1.13, topping Wall Street estimates by $0.05. The firm reported revenue of $30.09 billion, besting expectations of $29.21 billion. Shares of Snap-on

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of toolmaker Snap-on (NYSE:SNA) jumped nearly 10% in Thursday trading, closing the day up 9.6% after reporting fiscal Q2 financials that missed analyst expectations for sales, but crushed on earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. decreased its position in Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA) by 62.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 623 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,051 shares during the quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P.’s holdings in Snap-on were worth $100,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Globus Medical, Inc.(GMED)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    The excitement makes sense given the opportunity ahead, but growth might prove to be harder to come by in the years ahead. Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) recently won FDA approval for its Excelsius GPS system, which also assists surgeons with screw placements in the spine and orthopedic surgery procedures.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Trust Corp raised its holdings in shares of Globus Medical Inc (NYSE:GMED) by 2.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,190,383 shares of the medical device company’s stock after acquiring an additional 33,264 shares during the quarter. Northern Trust Corp’s holdings in Globus Medical were worth $60,067,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Globus Medical Inc (NYSE:GMED) by 8.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 421,775 shares of the medical device company’s stock after purchasing an additional 31,253 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned 0.44% of Globus Medical worth $21,013,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Globus Medical Inc (NYSE:GMED) – Research analysts at William Blair cut their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Globus Medical in a report released on Thursday, May 3rd. William Blair analyst K. Krum now forecasts that the medical device company will earn $0.35 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.37. William Blair also issued estimates for Globus Medical’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.35 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.52 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.46 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.71 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index Fund(ADRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index (NASDAQ:ADRE) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, June 18th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 19th will be given a dividend of 0.2285 per share on Tuesday, July 31st. This represents a $0.91 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.15%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 18th. This is a positive change from BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.00851.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest decreased to 8.45 million shares from the previous 9.69 million. Shares were trading at $113.57, in a 52-week range of $93.76 to $120.81.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Shares of cybersecurity outfit Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) have been underperforming for the past year. As cyberattacks have gained notoriety, lots of competition has cropped up and taken a bite out of the company’s market share. Even with an attractive valuation, it may not be time yet for investors to double down on Check Point as the business gets serious about marketing new security tools.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest increased to 11.56 million shares from the previous reading of 10.59 million. Shares were trading at $97.55, in a 52-week range of $93.76 to $119.20.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now

Legend has it that Canada Bill Jones was the greatest card sharp ever to work the Wild West casinos.

He could beat any man at any game. And while he was generous to those in need, he was ruthless when it came to making money from suckers at the poker table.

Its immoral to let a sucker keep his money, Jones was reported to have said

The statement is particularly timely today. Because the majority of Wall Street is in the exact same business the business of fleecing suckers and keeping their money.

Its a timeless concept. Even the book of Proverbs states that A fool and his money are soon parted.

So whats the message for us as investors?

Dont be a sucker! (or to use the King James Version, dont be a fool!)

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: (LGF.A)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A) and Genius Brands (NASDAQ:GNUS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF.A) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Lionsgate (LGF.A)

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: CYREN Ltd.(CYRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.
    Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $3.95 billion.
    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.
    Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE: DY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $734.86 million.
    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.
    Radcom Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDCM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $718.59 million.
    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.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (NASDAQ: PACB) rose 11.4 percent to $2.93 in pre-market trading.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 6.3 percent to $4.76 in pre-market trading as the company announced the publication of CE Mark multicenter clinical study results on C-Scan® in Gut.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) rose 6 percent to $ 35.20 in pre-market trading.
    Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (NASDAQ: APOP) rose 6 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading.
    Hexindai Inc. (NASDAQ: HX) rose 5.7 percent to $12.70 in pre-market trading.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 5.3 percent to $2.07 in pre-market trading.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 5 percent to $58.20 in pre-market trading after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) rose 4.1 percent to $8.63 in pre-market trading.
    MorphoSys AG (NASDAQ: MOR) rose 3.5 percent to $26.99 in pre-market trading.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) shares rose 3.4 percent to $2.90 in pre-market trading. after reporting Q1 results.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 3.4 percent to $28.76 in pre-market trading.
    Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) shares rose 3.3 percent to $67.60 in the pre-market trading session after the company reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Micro Focus International plc (NYSE: MFGP) shares rose 3.1 percent to $18.40 in pre-market trading.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares surged 56 percent to $0.3980.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares jumped 34 percent to $0.5632 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    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.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares gained 9.8 percent to $4.92 as the company announced the publication of CE Mark multicenter clinical study results on C-Scan® in Gut.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) rose 8.3 percent to $3.41.
    Ferroglobe PLC (NYSE: GSM) gained 7 percent to $12.13 following stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares climbed 6.5 percent to $9.00 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.2 percent to $58.94 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) gained 6.2 percent to $7.53. Blink Charging disclosed that its vehicle charging network exceeds 125,000 members.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 5.4 percent to $7.97. Container Store is expected to release quarterly earnings after the closing bell.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) shares rose 5.4 percent to $2.95 after reporting Q1 results.

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Portland General Electric Company(POR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Opus Investment Management Inc. lowered its holdings in Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR) by 8.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 95,200 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 8,400 shares during the quarter. Opus Investment Management Inc. owned about 0.11% of Portland General Electric worth $3,857,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Knight Transportation, Inc.(KNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    U.S. banks are rolling in so much dough they are begging regulators to let them return to the days of risky proprietary trading — all the while stiffing their interest-starved customers, critics say: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    April Chicago Fed National Activity index 0.34 vs 0.48 expected
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 12:15 p.m. ET.
    Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker will speak at 2:15 p.m. ET.
    Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkariis set to speak at 5:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx (NYSE: AYX) from Sector Weight to Overweight
    Stifel upgraded Knight-Swift (NYSE: KNX) from Hold to Buy
    Evercore downgraded HCP (NYSE: HCP) from In-Line to Underperform
    Evercore downgraded Vereit (NYSE: VER) from Outperform to In-Line

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: “Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Knight-Swift (KNX) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.32 Billion” was published by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this story on another website, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of US & international copyright and trademark law. The correct version of this story can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3346524/zacks-brokerages-anticipate-knight-swift-knx-will-announce-quarterly-sales-of-1-32-billion.html.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Knight-Swift (NYSE:KNX) gapped up prior to trading on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $41.81, but opened at $41.77. Knight-Swift shares last traded at $41.07, with a volume of 125170 shares traded.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    US Bancorp DE lifted its stake in shares of Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc (NYSE:KNX) by 7.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 71,734 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,794 shares during the quarter. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in Knight-Swift Transportation were worth $3,300,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.(PDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: PDM) dropped about 3.5% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $17.35. Shares closed at $17.98 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.74. Volume was about 60% above the daily average of around 1.3 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. reduced its holdings in shares of Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE:PDM) by 2.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 131,748 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 3,194 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. owned about 0.10% of Piedmont Office Realty Trust worth $2,317,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Annaly Capital Management Inc(NLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Texas Yale Capital Corp. lowered its holdings in Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) by 25.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 66,050 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 22,275 shares during the period. Texas Yale Capital Corp.’s holdings in Annaly Capital Management were worth $689,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Second, and building on that previous point, what mortgage REITs might lack with a less-than-perfect rising-rate environment, they’ve gained in managerial experience. With the exception of industry juggernaut Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY), virtually no other mortgage REITs had much experience prior to the Great Recession. However, most of these publicly traded mortgage REITs now have a decade or more of experience under their belts. This experience should come in handy as lending rates rise.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NYSE: NLY) traded down more than 3.2% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $9.95 after closing Wednesday at $10.28. The stock’s 52-week high is $12.733. Volume was about three times the daily average of around 2 million shares. The company’s Q1 results were inline, but an announced $900 million acquisition of MTGE Investment Corp. did not go down well with shareholders.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: LivaNova PLC(LIVN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Vermillion, Inc.(VRML)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Shari Redstone is one “disloyal” media heiress, according to CBS (NYSE: CBS): Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    US Initial Jobless Claims for May 18 234.0K vs 220.0K Est; Prior 222.0K. US Continuing Claims for May 11 1.74M vs 1.75M Est; Prior 1.71M
    Existing home sales report for April will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on natural gas stocks in underground storage is schedule for release at 10:30 a.m. ET.
    Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic will speak at 10:35 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 7-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    The Kansas City Fed manufacturing index for May will be released at 11:00 a.m. ET.
    Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker is set to speak at 2:00 p.m. ET.
    Data on money supply for the latest week will be released at 4:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    UBS upgrades Deere (NYSE: DE) from Neutral to Buy
    Wells Fargo upgrades Oceaneering (NYSE: OII) from Market Perform to Outperform
    Canaccord downgrades Vermillion (NASDAQ: VRML) from Buy to Hold
    Wedbush downgrades Karyopharm Therapeutics (NASDAQ: KPTI) from Outperform to Neutral

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica(ERJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Last December, shares of Embraer (NYSE:ERJ) spiked following reports that it might sell itself to aerospace giant Boeing (NYSE:BA). Since then, the Brazilian government has ruled out a full takeover of Embraer but signaled its interest in facilitating a partnership between the two companies in the commercial aviation business.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Boeing also confirmed on Thursday that it has discussed a “possible combination” with Brazil’s Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ), a response to the deal Bombardier struck with Airbus in which the European company took control of Bombardier’s C Series program. A deal between Boeing and Embraer is no sure thing, mainly because the Brazilian government holds a controlling interest in Embraer.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Finally, CEO Dennis Muilenburg said Thursday that the company is nearing an agreement with Brazil’s Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ) that would give Boeing a controlling stake in Embraer’s commercial jet business and leave the firm’s military business under Brazilian government control.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Last quarter, Alaska Airlines began taking concrete steps to align its fleet plan with its new target of 4% annual growth and $750 million of annual capital expenditures for 2019 and 2020. The carrier restructured its orders with Boeing (NYSE:BA), Airbus (NASDAQOTH:EADSY), and Embraer (NYSE:ERJ) to better fit its projected needs.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.(AEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) is poised to release its most recent quarterly results on Thursday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.22 in EPS and $805.17 million in revenue. Shares traded on Fridays close at $22.97. The consensus price target is $21.28, and the 52-week range is $10.23 to $23.23.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) also is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results Thursday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.44 in EPS and $1.21 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $20.27. The consensus price target is $19.31, and the 52-week range is $10.23 to $20.46.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    In the fall 2017 survey, Hollister was listed as the fifth favorite brand for upper income teens. But in the spring 2018 survey, Hollister had dropped off the list — which was led by Nike (NYSE:NKE), American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), and Adidas, in that order.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Piper Jaffray recently released its 35th semiannual “Taking Stock with Teens” survey of 6,000 teen shoppers across the U.S. In the clothing category, teens favored five brands:Nike (NYSE:NKE), American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), Adidas (NASDAQOTH:ADDYY), Forever 21, and Urban Outfitters.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Over time, several of these secondary brands have become core growth drivers for their parent companies, offsetting the weaker results of the rest of the business. Let’s look at three rising stars that fit that description — American Eagles’ (NYSE:AEO) Aerie, Abercrombie & Fitch’s (NYSE:ANF) Hollister, and Gap’s (NYSE:GPS) Athleta.

Hot Oil Stocks To Buy For 2018

This year has been particularly bad for many in the predictions business, but that isnt stopping market forecasters from doing their thing.

A team of Goldman Sachs analysts led by Charles Himmelberg has offered 2017 targets for a range of asset classes.

Their forecasts for the S&P 500
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, major currencies, the 10-year Treasury yield, oil prices, gold prices and more are shown in the chart below.

Hot Oil Stocks To Buy For 2018: Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp.(TIK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Amedica Corporation (NASDAQ: AMDA) rose 31.3 percent to $4.11 in pre-market trading after climbing 181.98 percent on Tuesday.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 18.7 percent to $13.65 in pre-market trading after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 18.6 percent to $46.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 15 percent to $2.08 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 results.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) rose 9.8 percent to $49.00 in pre-market trading following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Centennial Resource Development, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDEV) shares rose 8.1 percent to $21.06 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares rose 6.8 percent to $3.44 in pre-market trading following Q1 beat.
    Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (NYSE: TIK) rose 6.7 percent to $3.20 in pre-market trading after surging 25.37 percent on Tuesday.
    KBS Fashion Group Limited (NASDAQ: KBSF) rose 6.4 percent to $5.84 in pre-market trading after jumping 9.36 percent on Tuesday.
    Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) rose 6.6 percent to $8.26 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 6.3 percent to $82.00 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Match Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) rose 5.8 percent to $38.43 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) rose 5.2 percent to $30.62 in pre-market trading.

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Hot Oil Stocks To Buy For 2018: Stamps.com Inc.(STMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Stamps.com (STMP) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts” was published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this news story on another website, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright legislation. The original version of this news story can be accessed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3360313/stamps-com-stmp-given-consensus-recommendation-of-buy-by-analysts.html.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) announced strong first-quarter 2018 results on Thursday after the market closed, sending shares up nearly 4% on Friday in response. To be sure, Stamps.com’s focus on its thriving shipping business continues to yield fruit, helped by a steadily growing base of loyal customers. The internet-based mailing and shipping services specialist also increased its full-year earnings outlook.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Hot Oil Stocks To Buy For 2018: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.(PDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: PDM) dropped about 3.5% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $17.35. Shares closed at $17.98 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.74. Volume was about 60% above the daily average of around 1.3 million shares. The company had no specific news.