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Investors had high hopes for the overall results of Walmart (NYSE:WMT) during the company’s important holiday quarter. The biggest ongoing question, however, was whether the company could continue to expand its online sales as the world increasingly turns to e-commerce. The answer to that question was a resounding yes.

For the fiscal 2019 fourth quarter (which ended Jan. 25, 2019), Walmart showed it was more than up to the task, growing its U.S. digital sales by 43% year over year. For the full year, online sales in the U.S. increased by 40%.

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Strong overall results

Walmart grew revenue to $138.8 billion, up 1.9% year over year, or up 3.1% in constant currency. The retailer delivered operating income of $6.07 billion, up 36% compared with the prior-year quarter. Even more impressive was the company’s earnings per diluted share of $1.27, up 74% year over year. On an adjusted basis, which excludes the impact of tax reform and the unrealized gains and losses from its stake in JD.com (NASDAQ:JD), earnings per share of $1.41 increased 6% versus the prior-year quarter. 

Hot Stocks To Own Right Now: Patrick Industries, Inc.(PATK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about Patrick Industries (NASDAQ:PATK) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Patrick Industries earned a news sentiment score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the construction company an impact score of 48.3121750669942 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Trexquant Investment LP bought a new stake in shares of Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:PATK) in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund bought 8,360 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $517,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,
  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Hot Stocks To Own Right Now: Rockwell Automation, Inc.(ROK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Similarly, in a bold and audacious step, Farr made a bid to buy Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) for $225 a share (the price at this writing is around $172), though it ultimately failed. The idea was to add Emerson’s strength in process automation (fluid materials process in heavy industries) to Rockwell’s discrete automation (automated processes in manufacturing) while adding Rockwell’s capability with programmable logic controllers (PLCs) — a market dominated by Siemens and Rockwell.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    It would be harsh to blame 3M for macroeconomic issues that have impacted so many other companies in the last six months. For example, machine-vision company Cognex (NASDAQ:CGNX) has also seen deterioration in automotive and consumer-electronics end markets, its two largest industry verticals. And Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) lowered expectations for its automotive-based sales in 2019 during the company’s recent earnings presentation.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Rockwell Automation Inc.’s (NYSE:ROK) stock has lagged far behind its peers so far this year, dropping 12% while the Vanguard Industrials ETF is effectively flat. You might think that Rockwell has been putting up weak earnings numbers, but that’s not the case. Here’s a look at what’s going on and what investors should do now.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    In truth, there’s nothing surprising here, because a slew of companies have reported weaker automotive capital spending conditions. For example, Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) recently lowered expectations for its sales to the industry in 2019. 

Hot Stocks To Own Right Now: H. B. Fuller Company(FUL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HB Fuller Co (NYSE:FUL) – Research analysts at KeyCorp reduced their FY2019 earnings estimates for HB Fuller in a research note issued to investors on Monday, October 1st. KeyCorp analyst M. Sison now forecasts that the specialty chemicals company will earn $3.80 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $3.90.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Hot Stocks To Own Right Now: Hardinge Inc.(HDNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer, Rich Smith, and Sean Williams]

    Wall Street has a bad habit of focusing only on the largest and most interesting stories. That means that smaller, and sometimes boring, companies don’t always get the analyst attention they deserve — and that can spell opportunity if you are willing to do the extra legwork to get to know some unknown names. Three Motley Fool investors came up with these stocks to start you off with today: Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG), OrganiGram Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQOTH:OGRMF), and Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. (NYSE:OR).

Top Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019

For more than a century, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES:^DJI) has been the most-watched stock market index around the world. And despite the Dow’s glaring flaw of being price-weighted, rather than market-cap-weighted, it retains its allure on Wall Street thanks to its rich history.

It’s also index that’s filled with 30 multinational juggernauts from an assortment of industries. As investing greats like Warren Buffett have often shown, sometimes these so-called “boring” businesses with time-tested models turn out to be the best investments.

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Are these Dow stocks a screaming bargain?

Yet, right now, the Dow doesn’t look particularly cheap. While calling it “overvalued” would probably be a bit of a stretch. It’s trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio of nearly 23 leaves a lot to be desired by value investors who’d been paying just 20 times trailing 12-month earnings for the average Dow stock at this time last year. 

Top Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: Rockwell Automation, Inc.(ROK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    It’s a figure that companies like Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK), Rockwell’s strategic software partner PTC Inc. (NASDAQ:PTC), and Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) will be watching closely. More on them in a moment.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Gideon Capital Advisors Inc. bought a new position in shares of Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 3,423 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $596,000.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    However, that was then and this is now. With the recovery firmly underway in the energy, mining and metals arenas, Emerson Electric is seeing the benefits of a rebound in capital spending from some of its key customers. You can get a sense of the dramatic improvement in the company’s fortunes by comparing its organic sales growth with that of a peer like Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK). (Incidentally, Emerson Electric tried to buy Rockwell Automation last year.)

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) and Oxford Instruments (OTCMKTS:OXINF) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Alps Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund purchased 3,162 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $621,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    United Services Automobile Association decreased its holdings in shares of Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 207,917 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 555 shares during the period. United Services Automobile Association’s holdings in Rockwell Automation were worth $34,562,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ceres, Inc.(CERE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Ceres (NASDAQ:CERE) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ceres earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.5383225655886 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Ceres (NASDAQ:CERE) have trended positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ceres earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.0766736242911 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Brown-Forman Co. (NYSE:BF.B) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the twelve analysts that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have assigned a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $56.27.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Brown-Forman Co. Class B (NYSE:BF.B)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by Pivotal Research in a report issued on Wednesday. They presently have a $65.00 price objective on the stock. Pivotal Research’s price target suggests a potential upside of 24.09% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brown-Forman Co. Class B (NYSE:BF.B) issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday morning. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.75-1.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.83. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.44-3.48 billion (+6-7%), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.46 billion.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019

Biotech has consistently been home to some of the top growth stocks in the entire market. And even though biotech hasn’t been at its best by a long shot this year, this particular sub-sector has still managed to produce some of the best-performing stocks at large.

Over the past year, for example, gene therapy company uniQure N.V. (NASDAQ:QURE) and endocrine specialist Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX) both saw their shares skyrocket against the backdrop of a fairly weak overall market for biotech. Despite their rapid appreciation, though, these two stocks might still be incredible bargains for investors comfortable with high levels of risk. Here’s why.

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Gene therapy has reinvented itself

After decades of disappointing results, gene therapy has truly come of age in the past two years. And the market has definitely taken notice. Gene therapy stocks, after all, have been jumping higher this year, and this trend is showing no signs of slowing down. That’s one key reason the small-cap biotech uniQure N.V. might be a particularly great buy right now. 

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: GlobalSCAPE, Inc.(GSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) fell 32.7 percent to $13.25 in pre-market trading after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 15.7 percent to $12.30 in pre-market trading. Subsea 7 confirmed a $7.00 per share proposal to acquire Mcdermott, pending termination of merger agreement with CB&I.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 9 percent to $3.65 in pre-market trading after rising 11.39 percent on Friday.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) fell 8 percent to $88.36 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter on Monday.
    SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) fell 7.1 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading.
    Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK) shares fell 5.9 percent to $2.88 in pre-market trading after declining 3.16 percent on Friday.
    Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) shares fell 5.5 percent to $12.25 in pre-market trading.
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares fell 5.1 percent to $2.96 in pre-market trading after rising 76.27 percent on Friday.
    GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE: GSB) fell 5.1 percent to $3.57 in pre-market trading.
    Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (NYSE: FMS) shares fell 4.1 percent to $49.93 in pre-market trading.
    Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) fell 4.1 percent to $9.75 in pre-market trading. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey downgraded Oasis Petroleum from Hold to Sell

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Sunoco LP(SUN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Sunoco LP  (NYSE:SUN)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019, 10:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sunoco (NYSE:SUN) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The oil and gas company reported ($3.74) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.57 by ($4.31), Briefing.com reports. Sunoco had a return on equity of 17.06% and a net margin of 1.27%. The firm had revenue of $3.75 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted ($0.22) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 33.5% compared to the same quarter last year.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    There was a similar trend for smaller midstream player Phillips 66 Partners LP (NYSE:PSXP). It was down 19% in 2018 and rose 16% in January. But the trend didn’t hold for Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN), which distributes gasoline. This limited partnership was off by 4% in 2018, two percentage points less than the broader market, and up 12% in January. Cheniere Energy Partners LP (NYSEMKT:CQP) and Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSEMKT:LNG) were even further from the pack, up 12% and 11%, respectively, in January after posting gains of 21% and roughly 10%, respectively, in 2018.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Around this time last year, Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN) announced a transformative divestment. The sale of its extensive retail filling station network to convenience store specialist 7-Eleven was going to give management the cash it needed to clean up its balance sheet and provide it with a much more stable revenue source. One would have assumed that when the company made this transaction, Wall Street would reward the stock with a higher valuation. That hasn’t been the case, though, as Sunoco’s stock is still languishing with a sky-high distribution yield north of 12%.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Three high-yield dividend stocks that seem to be in danger of a dividend reduction are Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP), Enbridge Energy Partners (NYSE:EEP), and Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN). Investors are better off steering clear of this trio and considering safer options instead.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: 3D Systems Corporation(DDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    3D printers are crafting increasingly precise medical instruments and appliances for hip surgery, knee surgery, and dentistry, while 3D simulators and anatomical models are increasingly being used to prepare the next generation of surgeons. Does healthcare’s growing use of 3D solutions make 3D Systems’ (NYSE:DDD) stock worth buying?

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Private Advisor Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of 3D Systems Co. (NYSE:DDD) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm acquired 12,706 shares of the 3D printing company’s stock, valued at approximately $147,000.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) fell by 1.9% to 35.03 million shares. Some 32.1% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover rose from 12 to 15. In the two-week short interest period, the share price rose by 27.3%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $23.70, and shares closed at $10.68 on Wednesday, up about 0.7% on the day.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Before the bell, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported its second GDP estimate for the fourth quarter. U.S. economic growth came in at 2.6%, a figure that topped consensus expectations. Q2 and Q3 2018 GDP growth came in at fabulous levels – 4.2% and 3.4%, respectively. However, investors predicted the reading would come in lower due to the government shutdown during the fourth quarter. In other economic news, the Department of Labor this morning reported weekly jobless claims at 225,000. That figure is slightly higher than the 220,000 expected by economists. The price of Bitcoin is currently hovering just under $4,000. We’ve been watching a long process of consolidation at these levels for several weeks. Despite short-term pain in the markets, Money Morning’s David Zeiler outlines the bullish case for Bitcoin. How high can the price of Bitcoin go? David makes the bullish case that Bitcoin could hit $250,000 by 2025. For more on how to profit from Bitcoin’s next bull cycle, go here now.
    Stocks to Watch Today: JCP, JWN, ACI, BUD
    Shares of J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) popped more than 16% after the embattled retail giant reported earnings. The company topped Wall Street expectations and announced plans to shutter another 18 department stores this year. The company’s balance sheet temporarily improved after it was able to reduce its massive inventory glut. The firm reported EPS of $0.18, topping forecasts by $0.08. Revenue came in at $3.79 billion. Shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE: BUD) popped more than 5% after the beer brewing giant crushed Wall Street earnings expectations. The Budweiser and Corona maker announced plans to increase its non-alcoholic and low-alcohol drinks business, two areas that continue to show impressive and rising global demand. The Western Union Co. (NYSE: WU) is generating buzz after it announced a $1 billion stock buyback program. In addition, the payment giant said it would sell its Speedpay bill paying bu

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Diversified 3D printing company 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) is slated to report its first-quarter 2018 earnings after the market closes on Wednesday, May 2. As with last quarter, main rival Stratasys is scheduled to report on the same day, though before the market opens. 

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) released its fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 results after the market closed on Thursday.

    Shares of the 3D printing company were up 5.9% in after-hours trading on Thursday. We can probably attribute the market’s initial reaction to adjusted earnings per share (EPS) coming in higher than most investors were expecting and investor satisfaction with the company’s high-level 2019 outlook provided on the earnings call. The stock has gained 48.6% for the one-year period through Thursday’s regular trading session, versus the S&P 500’s 4.7% return.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Molson Coors Brewing Company(TAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Consequently, we may already be seeing this weakness manifest itself in some alcohol stocks. For example, Molson Coors Brewing (NYSE:TAP) has seen a pretty steady decline in beer market share in Canada over the past decade, and reported a constant-currency sales decline of 6.3% during the second quarter. Sales in the U.S. fared only slightly better, with a 3.1% constant-currency decrease. Understanding that it needs to find ways to reignite growth, Molson Coors Canada announced a joint venture with Hydropothecary Corp (NASDAQOTH:HYYDF) on Aug. 1.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Now let’s take a look at three other big marijuana news stories making the rounds today…

    Your Top 3 Cannabis Stories for June 28
    Maryland voted for a pro-marijuana candidate for governor this week. Ben Jealous won the democratic nomination, and if elected, he would use cannabis tax revenue to fund pre-K education throughout the state. Investors are speculating that Canadian brewer Molson Coors Brewing Co. (NYSE: TAP) may be getting into the marijuana business. Bloomberg reported on June 25 that the beverage giant is considering a move into cannabis-infused beverages in Canada. Though the report hasn’t been confirmed by Molson, a company presentation on June 6 said that it was exploring the opportunities and risks of entering the market. Justin Staples, a former NFL linebacker, is starting a new career in the cannabis industry. He was hired as the Director of Business Development for Revolution Enterprises, according to a June 27 Forbes “I’m joining the Revolution Team at a true industry inflection point because my values align with Revolution’s success in providing Illinois patients cannabis medicine as an alternative to addictive opioids,” Staples said in the Forbes report. When the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement expires in 2020, some believe the league will update its policies and allow medical marijuana for pain management.
    Four Cannabis Stocks Potentially Destined to Soar Up to 1,000% Election Year

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Atento S.A.(ATTO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about Atento (NYSE:ATTO) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news 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. Atento earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 44.9215509406782 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: ABM Industries Incorporated(ABM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ABM Industries, Inc. (NYSE:ABM) insider Scott B. Salmirs sold 6,239 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.98, for a total value of $212,001.22. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 120,693 shares in the company, valued at $4,101,148.14. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of cleaning contractor ABM Industries (NYSE:ABM) — a big player in government contracting but an even bigger player in commercial cleaning — hopped 11% in early trading Friday before settling down to enjoy a still-respectable 8.7% gain as of 12:15 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    ABM Industries (NYSE:ABM) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallSep. 7, 2018 8:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Rockwell Automation, Inc.(ROK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY cut its stake in Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 25,241 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 328 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Rockwell Automation were worth $4,196,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eighteen brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $183.75.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
    General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
    The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
    Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
    Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
    Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SI

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Atlanticus Holdings Corporation(ATLC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    However, Seven Star’s gains are already on the books. After looking at last week’s top performing penny stocks, we’ll show you a penny stock on the verge of jumping over 70%…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Seven Stars Cloud Group Inc. (Nasdaq: SSC) $4.49 175.13%
    Alliance MMA Inc. (Nasdaq: AMMA) $0.37 121.05%
    India Globalization Capital Inc. (NYSE: IGC) $1.14 74.38%
    Obalon Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: OBLN) $3.23 63.16%
    Cytori Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTX) $0.56 55.76%
    Atlanticus Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: ATLC) $2.85 43.55%
    Research Frontiers Inc. (Nasdaq: REFR) $1.28 41.37%
    Koss Corp. (Nasdaq: KOSS) $4.08 41.28%
    GLG Life Tech Corp. (TSE: GLG) $0.88 33.90%
    Geron Corp. (Nasdaq: GERN) $4.76 32.40%

    While those gains are already in the book, you don’t have to miss out on the next penny stocks to soar.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Pentair plc.(PNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pentair (NYSE:PNR)‘s stock had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at KeyCorp in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Pentair (PNR)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    nVent Electric (NYSE: NVT) and Pentair (NYSE:PNR) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: MCBC Holdings, Inc.(MCFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on MCBC (MCFT)

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

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019

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Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Rockwell Automation, Inc.(ROK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) and Oxford Instruments (OTCMKTS:OXINF) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
    General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
    The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
    Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
    Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
    Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SI

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.(HLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) soared 33.3% last month thanks to a combination of higher oil prices, strong first-quarter results, and a string of analyst upgrades.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc.(NYSE:HLX) surged on Tuesday, rising more than 13% at 10:45 a.m. EDT after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Akamai Technologies, Inc.(AKAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Meanwhile, Akamai’s (AKAM) CEO Tom Leighton didn’t shut the door to a potential sale of the company in an interview with me. Recent speculation on Wall Street is that Akamai would be an ideal fit for IBM (IBM) . 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Atria Investments LLC boosted its position in Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM) by 24.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 5,423 shares of the technology infrastructure company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,057 shares during the period. Atria Investments LLC’s holdings in Akamai Technologies were worth $385,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) which rose about 7% to $74.89. The stocks 52-week range is $44.65 to $75.00. Volume was roughly 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.3 million.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: L Brands, Inc.(LB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB) will report its most recent quarterly results on Wednesday. The consensus estimates are $2.04 in EPS and $4.73 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen trading at $48.71, in a 52-week range of $35.00 to $63.10. The consensus price target is $54.04.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB) which traded down about 7% at $31.64. The stocks 52-week range is $30.70 to $63.10. Volume was 15.7 million compared to the daily average volume of 4.5 million.

  • [By ]

    L Brands (LB) : “This is another one with a big yield but no growth. I want growth.”

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB) which traded down about 12% at $50.97. The stocks 52-week range is $35.00 to $64.91. Volume was just over 20 million versus the daily average of about 4 million shares.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Regal Beloit Corporation(RBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc.(NGVC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares jumped 29.86 percent to close at $2.87 on Friday.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares gained 28.87 percent to close at $8.75 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSE: MXC) gained 27.02 percent to close at $5.4744.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) climbed 26 percent to close at $23.94. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 25.64 percent to close at $42.44 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.19 percent to close at $8.50 after reporting Q2 results.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares gained 22.45 percent to close at $31.58 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) gained 22.31 percent to close at $6.25 after reporting Q1 results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares jumped 22.27 percent to close at $121.46 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Jerash Holdings (US), Inc. (NASDAQ: JRSH) gained 20.86 percent to close at $8.46.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 19.83 percent to close at $6.89 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 18.01 percent to close at $55.95 on Friday after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 17.73 percent to close at $21.25 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) rose 17.41 percent to close at $2.36.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares gained 16.78 percent to close at $12.25 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares rose 14.23 percent to close at $63.40 following Q1 result
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares rose 35.8 percent to $3.00.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares surged 32 percent to $8.94 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) gained 29.6 percent to $24.62. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares rose 26.8 percent to $32.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) gained 25 percent to $7.185 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares climbed 23.7 percent to $122.87 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.2 percent to $8.4999 after reporting Q2 results.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) gained 22.2 percent to $41.27 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 22.2 percent to $57.955 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) jumped 19.7 percent to $6.12 after reporting Q1 results.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 16.4 percent to $21.00 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares rose 16.4 percent to $12.21 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares gained 14.9 percent to $63.75 following Q1 results.
    Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) shares climbed 14.5 percent to $23.98 folloiwng strong Q1 results.
    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) climbed 12.6 percent to $25.40 after reporting Q1 earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY) shares gained 10 percent to $19.59 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7 percent to $10.09 following Q3 r

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras(PBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, increased to 53.95 million shares from the previous 45.15 million. The stock traded at $12.65 a share, in a 52-week range of $7.61 to $13.99. Unfortunately, Petrobras may be trading on an entirely different set of fundamentals and sentiment due to its ongoing woes in Brazil.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, increased to 34.35 million shares from the previous 31.85 million. The stock traded at $13.40 a share, in a 52-week range of $7.61 to $14.93. Unfortunately, Petrobras may be trading on an entirely different set of fundamentals and sentiment due to its ongoing woes in Brazil.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Petr贸leo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, was downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James. Its American depositary sharesclosed down 0.5% at $14.30 on Friday.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Durect Corporation(DRRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Algert Global LLC lifted its stake in Durect Co. (NASDAQ:DRRX) by 338.9% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 498,711 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock after acquiring an additional 385,088 shares during the quarter. Algert Global LLC’s holdings in Durect were worth $1,067,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Varex Imaging Corporation (VREX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) fell 13.4 percent to $51.10 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 9.8 percent to $28.97 in pre-market trading after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 8.2 percent to $8.81 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 7.5 percent to $3.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET) fell 7.4 percent to $248.00 in pre-market trading following first-quarter earnings.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 6.7 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Varex Imaging Corporation (NASDAQ: VREX) fell 5.2 percent to $34 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 results.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) shares fell 5.2 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.02 percent on Thursday.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $61.70 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) fell 4.6 percent to $25.15 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) shares fell 4 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.86 percent on Thursday.
    Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: MLCO) fell 4 percent to $30.65 in pre-market trading.
    Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ: CENX) fell 4 percent to $15.76 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC) shares fell 3.5 percent to $48.10 in pre-market tr

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Foot Locker, Inc.(FL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) which rose over 4% to $45.87. The stocks 52-week range is $28.42 to $77.86. Volume was 3.3 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.8 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Friday was Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) which rose about 4.5% to $43.75. The stocks 52-week range is $28.42 to $77.86. Volume was nearly 5 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.8 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    And Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE: FL) fourth-quarter results are scheduled for Friday. The consensus forecast is for $0.22 in EPS on $1.55 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $48.25. The consensus price target is $54.26. The 52-week range is $28.42 to $77.86.

Best Gold Stocks To Own For 2018

One by one, almost all the high-profile Goldman Sachs alums have left the White House.

Gary Cohn, the former Goldman Sachs COO who left the bank to become President Trump’s National Economic Council director, resigned Tuesday night following a dispute over the president’s planned tariffs on aluminum and steel imports.

Cohn’s farewell follows the departures of chief White House strategist Steve Bannon, communications director (for a whopping ten days) Anthony Scaramucci and deputy national security adviser Dina Powell. They all exited in just the past few months.

All of them worked for Goldman Sachs at one point during their careers — and Powell actually returned to Goldman Sachs last month.

That means that the only high-profile Goldman Sachs veteran left in Trump’s inner circle is Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

Stocks fell Wednesday as investors worried that Cohn’s exit was clear sign that Trump was moving to a more protectionist stance, even if it risked starting a trade war.

Best Gold Stocks To Own For 2018: UTStarcom Holdings Corp(UTSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TheStreet cut shares of UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) from a c rating to a d+ rating in a report issued on Monday morning.

    UTStarcom opened at $4.93 on Monday, MarketBeat reports. UTStarcom has a 52-week low of $4.95 and a 52-week high of $4.99.

Best Gold Stocks To Own For 2018: Hanesbrands Inc.(HBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 78.82 percent to close at $7.26 on Monday.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares jumped 18 percent to close at $2.36.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) climbed 15.7 percent to close at $7.00 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) gained 17.21 percent to close at $3.61.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) rose 14.16 percent to close at $33.45. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares jumped 12.79 percent to close at $25.58.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares gained 11.52 percent to close at $15.00. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 10.94 percent to close at $22.91.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares rose 10.76 percent to close at $26.05. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares rose 10.02 percent to close at $6.48.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares gained 8.37 percent to close at $2.46 on Monday after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares gained 7.81 percent to close at $11.11.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 7.26 percent to close at $70.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 6.66 percent to close at $74.45 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Hanesbrands Inc.
  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) dropped about 0.7% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $16.38. Shares closed at $13.51 on Thursday and the stock’s 52-week high is $25.73. Volume of about 6.1 million shares was about 15% below the daily average. The company had no specific news but when it reported Q1 results earlier in the week, the outlook for the rest of the year was quite cautious.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    B. Riley set a $30.00 price target on Hanesbrands (NYSE:HBI) in a report issued on Monday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the textile maker’s stock.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street started the week on a muted note on Monday, as major benchmarks generally closed slightly down. Much of the attention among investors was on the bond market, where 10-year Treasury yields rose as high as 2.99%, signaling to some the possibility of much higher financing costs that could punish companies that overextended their balance sheets with debt when rates were much lower. Yet some individual companies had good news that sent their shares higher. McDermott International (NYSE:MDR), Box (NYSE:BOX), and Hanesbrands (NYSE:HBI) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares jumped 17 percent to $3.65.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares rose 13.5 percent to $11.70.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) gained 11.6 percent to $6.75 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares jumped 11.2 percent to $14.95. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares gained 11 percent to $2.2199.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) surged 10.8 percent to $4.50.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) rose 10.1 percent to $3.39.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) climbed 9.6 percent to $32.10. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares jumped 9.1 percent to $25.66. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 8.4 percent to $75.65 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Command Security Corporation (NYSE: MOC) shares gained 6.4 percent to $3.0960 after the company disclosed a $23 million five-year contract with LaGuardia Gateway Partners for LaGuardia Airport New Central Terminal Building.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) rose 6.2 percent to $2.41 after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 5.7 percent to $69.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) gained 4.9 percent to $18.035. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Hanesbrands from Hold to Buy.
    M

Best Gold Stocks To Own For 2018: Lawson Products Inc.(LAWS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) is scheduled to announce its earnings results on Thursday, April 19th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.16 per share for the quarter.

Best Gold Stocks To Own For 2018: Merit Medical Systems Inc.(MMSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) by 5.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 412,344 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after buying an additional 20,334 shares during the quarter. Merit Medical Systems comprises approximately 1.9% of Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 4th largest position. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. owned 0.82% of Merit Medical Systems worth $18,699,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Gold Stocks To Own For 2018: Oshkosh Corporation(OSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Osisko Mining (TSE:OSK) Director Robert Wares purchased 10,000 shares of Osisko Mining stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 15th. The shares were bought at an average price of C$2.06 per share, with a total value of C$20,600.00.

Best Gold Stocks To Own For 2018: Rockwell Automation, Inc.(ROK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
    General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
    The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
    Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
    Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
    Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SI
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) and Oxford Instruments (OTCMKTS:OXINF) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Best Stocks To Invest In 2018

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Its 2017, and the FOMO (fear of missing out) is real. Luckily, social media is around to capture every moment. Every time you log on to Facebook, you see Janet, an acquaintance from high school, and she just updated her photo album with pictures from her latest adventure to San Francisco. Instagram and Twitter arent much better. On Insta, you see shot after shot of Mark, the guy who sat behind you in Economics 101, proposing to his girlfriend at the beach while Twitter rolled out 140 more characters so your cousin Sam can tweet about how much she OMG LOVES her new job twice as much.

Best Stocks To Invest In 2018: CSX Corporation(CSX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    CSX Corp. (CSX) shares rose slightly ahead of its first-quarter financial results, which will be released after the bell Tuesday, April 17.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CSX Co. (NASDAQ:CSX) CEO James M. Foote bought 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 2nd. The stock was acquired at an average price of $59.91 per share, for a total transaction of $299,550.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By ]

    Railroad CSX (CSX) is another stealth tech company. CSX saw its load volumes decrease this quarter, but was still able to crush earnings estimates thanks to increased efficiencies that stemmed from — you guessed it — technology. Shares of CSX were up 7.8% on the day.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment from theMarketFoolery podcast, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker take a gander at the results from freight railroad giant CSX (NASDAQ:CSX), which earned almost $700 million in its first quarter — a huge beat relative to expectations, with bottom-line growth of more than 50% annually.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    It also hasn’t helped that competitorCSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) just reported a massive year-over-year jump of nearly 6 percentage points in its operating ratio, from 69.4% to 63.7%, in the first quarter of 2018.I recently described how a more aggressive approach to operations appears to be fueling CSX’s productivity. And yet it should be acknowledged that CSX isn’t facing a congestion event like Union Pacific’s.

Best Stocks To Invest In 2018: Performant Financial Corporation(PFMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) were down 29 percent to $2.20. Performant Financial is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 8.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares dipped 47.8 percent to $4.60. Check-Cap priced its upsized underwritten offering of public units at $5.50 per unit.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares fell 41.5 percent to $2.57.
    Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) dropped 35.1 percent to $29.50 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) dropped 34.8 percent to $3.75 after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 25.2 percent to $24.01 after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) dropped 22.5 percent to $45.73 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 19.6 percent to $52.075 following Q1 earnings.
    Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVM) shares declined 18.1 percent to $5.20. Adverum Biotech disclosed that its CEO Amber Salzman is stepping down.
    Newater Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWA) dropped 17.2 percent to $12.83.
    Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) fell 17.2 percent to $13.65 following Q1 results.
    Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) declined 15.8 percent to $19.40 after announcing Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.649 after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) dropped 14.2 percent to $2.65.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 13.2 percent to $8.32 after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) dropped 12.2 percent to $5.05.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 9.7 percent

Best Stocks To Invest In 2018: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

    Separately, Hovde Group set a $11.00 price target on Macatawa Bank and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

Best Stocks To Invest In 2018: Blueprint Medicines Corporation(BPMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BPMC. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its position in Blueprint Medicines by 57.3% in the 4th quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 1,866 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $141,000 after acquiring an additional 680 shares in the last quarter. QS Investors LLC acquired a new position in Blueprint Medicines in the 4th quarter valued at about $173,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. acquired a new position in Blueprint Medicines in the 4th quarter valued at about $183,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC grew its position in Blueprint Medicines by 942.7% in the 4th quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,513 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $190,000 after acquiring an additional 2,272 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado acquired a new position in Blueprint Medicines in the 4th quarter valued at about $227,000. 97.79% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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    Blueprint Medicines Company Profile

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fernwood Investment Management LLC lessened its holdings in shares of Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ:BPMC) by 29.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 2,696 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after selling 1,120 shares during the period. Fernwood Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Blueprint Medicines were worth $247,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Stocks To Invest In 2018: Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc(ADAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Adaptimmune Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ADAP) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The biotechnology company reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.24) by $0.20, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Adaptimmune Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 32.26% and a negative net margin of 185.39%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned ($3.00) EPS.

Best Stocks To Invest In 2018: Rockwell Automation, Inc.(ROK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) and Oxford Instruments (OTCMKTS:OXINF) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
    General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
    The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
    Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
    Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
    Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SI