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Top Energy Stocks To Own Right Now

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stockpiles increased by 35 billion cubic feet for the week ending July 27.

Analysts were expecting a storage injection of around 44 billion cubic feet. The five-year average for the week is an injection of 43 billion cubic feet and last year’s storage increase for the week totaled 18 billion cubic feet. Natural gas inventories rose by 24 billion cubic feet in the week ending July 20.

Natural gas futures for September delivery traded up about 0.9% in advance of the EIA’s report, at around $2.77 per million BTUs, and rose to $2.79 shortly after the report was released.

For the period between August 2 and August 8, NatGasWeather.com once again predicts “high” demand and offers the following outlook:

A cool front with showers and thunderstorms will stall across the east-central US another day with comfortable highs of 70s to lower 80s for lighter demand. Hot upper high pressure continues to dominate most of the West and South with highs of 90s to 110°F, hottest from California to Texas, although cooling this weekend over the Northwest & California. Hot high pressure will expand across the eastern half of the US Friday through Tuesday with 90s gaining ground for increasing national demand, then easing late next week as weather systems return.  Overall, demand will swing between MODERATE & HIGH.

Top Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Remark Media, Inc.(MARK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $438.40 million.
    Remark Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.35 per share on revenue of $19.45 million.
    Athenex, Inc. (NYSE: ATNX) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $35.14 million.
    Mazor Robotics Ltd. (NASDAQ: MZOR) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $15.14 million.
    Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI) is projected to report a quarterly loss at $0.14 per share.
    SuperCom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SPCB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $9.50 million.
    Lonestar Resources US Inc. (NASDAQ: LONE) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $30.68 million.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NASDAQ: NINE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $165.76 million.
    VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $212.00 million.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Remark Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK) were down 18 percent to $5.06. Remark Holdings posted Q1 GAAP loss of $0.43 per share on sales of $16.724 million.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Remark (NASDAQ:MARK) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Remark earned a news impact score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the information services provider an impact score of 45.6127908528614 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about Remark (NASDAQ:MARK) have trended positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Remark earned a media sentiment score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the information services provider an impact score of 46.6326043635021 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Remark (NASDAQ: MARK) and Global Eagle Entertainment (NASDAQ:ENT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Remark Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK) were down 16 percent to $5.20. Remark Holdings posted Q1 GAAP loss of $0.43 per share on sales of $16.724 million.

Top Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Sonic Corp.(SONC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sonic Drive-In (NASDAQ:SONC)’s share price gapped down before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $38.96, but opened at $35.63. Sonic Drive-In shares last traded at $34.02, with a volume of 4001555 shares.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares of Sonic Corporation (NASDAQ:SONC) were surging last month after the drive-in burger slinger agreed to sell itself to Inspire Brands, the parent of Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings. As a result, the stock finished the month up 21%, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sonic Drive-In (NASDAQ:SONC) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Coupa Software Incorporated (COUP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Coupa Software Inc (NASDAQ:COUP) CFO Todd R. Ford sold 2,488 shares of Coupa Software stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $76.75, for a total value of $190,954.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 14,269 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,095,145.75. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Money Morning Special Situation Strategist Tim Melvin provides his latest list of stocks that will help you get rich… and stay rich. Check them out right here.

    Three Stocks to Watch Today: WDAY, AMZN, NKE
    Workday Inc. (Nasdaq: WDAY) leads a busy day of earnings reports Tuesday. The firm will present its quarterly report after the bell. Wall Street expects that the company will report earnings per share of $0.26 on top of $633.1 million in revenue. Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) will be generating a lot of buzz today. The e-commerce giant apparently has its eyes on the $88 billion online advertising industry. The firm plans to take direct aim at rivals Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) and Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB). Amazon is very close to becoming the second company to surpass the $1 trillion threshold for market capitalization. Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) is making headlines the week before the NFL’s opening week starts. The sports apparel giant announced that former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be one of the faces of its 30th anniversary commemorations for its “Just Do It” campaign. Kaepernick has been one of the NFL’s most polarizing figures after he began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police abuse against African Americans and other social injustices. Look for earnings reports from Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RH), Casey’s General Stores Inc. (Nasdaq: CASY), Conns Inc. (Nasdaq: CONN), Caleres Inc. (NYSE: CAL), HealthEquity Inc. (NYSE: HQY), and Coupa Software Inc. (Nasdaq: COUP).

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Voya Investment Management LLC lessened its stake in shares of Coupa Software Inc (NASDAQ:COUP) by 95.0% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 20,537 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 389,064 shares during the period. Voya Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Coupa Software were worth $1,278,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Performing Stocks For 2019

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Japan, The Yen And The Market

Not only is the yen acting as the safe-haven investment of the moment, global investors are displaying doubts about the effectiveness of the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) stimulus efforts. On the surface, many investors might criticize the lack of inflation, weak macro data and Japan’s corporate exposure to emerging markets as good reasons why Japan’s equity market should have played catch up. However, investors are ignoring a really significant divorce between Japanese earnings revisions and a number of macro indicators.

Best Performing Stocks For 2019: Chemung Financial Corp(CHMG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Southside Bancshares (NASDAQ:SBSI) and Chemung Financial (NASDAQ:CHMG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Chemung Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CHMG) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, May 18th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Monday, June 18th will be given a dividend of 0.26 per share by the bank on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 15th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Chemung Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CHMG) Director Robert H. Dalrymple sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.54, for a total transaction of $85,080.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 237,541 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,104,994.14. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Best Performing Stocks For 2019: Makita Corporation (MKTAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Makita (OTCMKTS:MKTAY) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued on Friday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Makita Co. (OTCMKTS:MKTAY) – Research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group cut their FY2023 earnings estimates for Makita in a note issued to investors on Monday, August 20th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst S. Fukuhara now expects that the company will post earnings per share of $2.66 for the year, down from their previous estimate of $2.72.

Best Performing Stocks For 2019: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.(MRVL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) is expected to post its most recent quarterly results Thursday as well. The consensus estimates are $0.31 in EPS and $610.99 million in revenue. Shares ended the week at $23.42 apiece. The consensus price target is $27.26, and the 52-week range is $14.58 to $24.22.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) released its fiscal first-quarter financial results late on Thursday, the company said that it had $0.32 in earnings per share (EPS) and $604.6 million in revenue. Consensus estimates had called for $0.31 in EPS on revenue of $602.01 million. In the same period of last year, Marvell said it had EPS of $0.24 and $579.18 million in revenue.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL) might not be a fashionable name in the semiconductor space, but it enjoys the same set of catalysts as some of its illustrious peers. From the Internet of Things (IoT) to connected cars and big data, the chipmaker is sitting on multiple opportunities that could help it accelerate remarkably in the long run.

Best Performing Stocks For 2019: Sonic Corp.(SONC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Jonathan Schonfeld]

    The Chinese stock market has entered bear market territory. The Shanghai Composite is off more than 20% since January. Ongoing concerns about the nation’s economic growth and a large-scale trade war with the United States have weighed on investor sentiment. This morning, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin attempted to alleviate concerns about the ongoing selloff by rolling back statements on the nation’s intention to limit domestic Chinese investment. Gold prices took a beating last week, but sentiment may have finally hit an intermediate-term bottom – and it could make this moment one of the best buying opportunities you’ll see. Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth explains why now is the time to buy gold. Canada is in the process of legalizing weed, and that’s opening the floodgates for billions of dollars to flow into the industry. On June 19, the Canadian Senate voted to legalize recreational marijuana use. By Oct. 17, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants recreational sales to start, according to CBS. Here’s how you can profit from this event.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: GE, BHGE, HOG
    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) stock popped 5.5% after the company announced a series of spin-off plans on Tuesday. The company said that it will divest its GE Healthcare business and sell its stake in oilfield services giant Baker Hughes Co. (NYSE: BHGE). General Electric, which was recently dropped from the Dow Jones Industrial Average, will now focus exclusively on its aviation, power, and renewable energy businesses. Harley Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is taking criticism from President Trump. The company recently said it will be moving some of its U.S. production abroad due to tariffs from the European Union. The iconic motorcycle giant had previously said that tariffs would add an additional $2,200 in cost to every motorcycle that it sold. Trump threatened the company earlier today, stating that if it moves operations over sea, “they

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

Natural gas for transportation leader Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ:CLNE) has steadily grown and improved the quality of its business and business results over the past several years. Today’s Clean Energy Fuels is leaner, has a stronger balance sheet, and is in a solid position as a market leader in a growth industry.

But is the stock undervalued? By one metric, book value per share, it looks downright cheap. But management used a massive amount of stock to make ends meet over the past 18 months, destroying a significant amount of shareholder value in the process. Still, the loss of an important tax credit will have multimillion-dollar implications, and the sale of a very profitable part of the business raises questions about the company’s ability to generate positive cash flows this year.

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Hudson Technologies, Inc.(HDSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.9199 after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.

    Commodities

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) was down, falling around 25 percent to $3.07 after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.

    Commodities

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) was down, falling around 32 percent to $2.7799 after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.

    Commodities

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Hudson Technologies (NASDAQ:HDSN) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The industrial products company reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.01 by ($0.03), Bloomberg Earnings reports. Hudson Technologies had a return on equity of 6.44% and a net margin of 1.64%. The business had revenue of $42.43 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $45.88 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) fell 23.4 percent to $5.25 in pre-market trading after a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.48 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.
    Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) fell 14 percent to $13.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat Q2 earnings and lowered FY18 organic growth guidance.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 13.2 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) shares fell 10.7 percent to $14.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 8.50 percent on Wednesday.
    BT Group plc (NYSE: BT) fell 9 percent to $14.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q4 results and announced plans to cut 13,000 jobs over the next three years.
    Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL) fell 8.3 percent to $19.90 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that IMblaze370 Phase 3 pivotal trial of atezolizumab and cobimetinib in patients with heavily pretreated locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer did not meet primary endpoint.
    Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN) fell 8.2 percent to $10.80 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) shares fell 7.4 percent to $43.00 in pre-market trading. Synaptics reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ: GOLD) shares fell 7.4 percent to $76.23 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 earnings.
    Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) shares fell 7 percent to $59.36 in pre-market trading. Integra LifeSciences priced its 5.25 million share public offering of common stock at $58.50 per share.
    Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) shares fell 6.9 percent to $12.75 in pre-m

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Invesco Pennsylvania Value Municipal Income Trust(VPV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about Invesco Pennsylvania Value Mncpl Incm Tr (NYSE:VPV) have been trending very positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Invesco Pennsylvania Value Mncpl Incm Tr earned a news impact score of 0.65 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.6094961265878 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sonic Corp.(SONC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Among McDonald’s main rivals, identified by FactSet, are Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) , down almost 5.5%; Yum! Brands (YUM) , which owns KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, up 32%; and burger chain Sonic Corp. (SONC) , down about 2%. These are all year-over-year percentages.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sonic Drive-In (NASDAQ:SONC) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap burger stock Sonic Corporation (NASDAQ: SONC) reported fiscal Q1 2018 earnings after the market closed Thursday that exceeded Wall Street expectations. Total revenues were $105.428 million versus $129.551 million assystem same-store sales declined 1.7% – consisting of a 1.6% same-store sales decrease at franchise drive-ins and a 3.2% decrease at company drive-in. Net income totaled $11.4 million versus net income of $13.1 million. The CEO commented:

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Halliburton Company(HAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware grew its position in shares of Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) by 68.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 6,626 shares of the oilfield services company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,689 shares during the quarter. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware’s holdings in Halliburton were worth $311,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Haliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL) is expected to reveal its fourth-quarter results on Monday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.46 in EPS, as well as $5.63 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $53.01 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $55.09. The stock has a 52-week range of $38.18 to $58.78.

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    KBR (NYSE: KBR)
    Though an under-the-radar name, KBR was the construction arm of oilfield services giant Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) before being spun off. With a consolidated market cap of $2.6 billion, KBR describes itself, per its website, as a “global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies within the Government Services and Hydrocarbon sectors.”

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL) reported first-quarter 2018 results before markets opened Monday. The oil and gas services company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.41 on revenues of $5.74 billion. In the same period a year ago, the company reported EPS of $0.04 on revenues of $4.28 billion. First-quarter results also compare to consensus estimates for EPS of $0.41 per share and $5.75 billion in revenues.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $4.60 billion.
    Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $5.75 billion.
    Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $815.16 million.
    Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $1.82 billion.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $822.15 million.
    Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LECO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $729.83 million.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $251.93 million.
    FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $3.43 billion.
    Koninklijke Philips NV (ADR) (NYSE: PHG) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE: BOH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $162.39 million.
    Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $1.72 billion.

     

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    For top oilfield services picks, Seaport says to keep it simple: Halliburton Co. (HAL) and Hi-Crush Partners LP (HCLP) are the best bets, the firm contends. 

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Dean Foods Company(DF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) rose 30.8 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading after declining 18.63 percent on Monday.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol
  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of food and milk supplier Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) jumped as much as 15.3% in trading Tuesday after reporting first-quarter earnings that showed a nice improvement in the business. At 11:30 a.m. EDT shares had stabilized at a 10.6% gain on the day.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 50.7 percent to $4.34 after the company announced a special $1.00 per share cash dividend.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) surged 28.4 percent to $17.44 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cardlytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDLX) gained 22 percent to $17.945.
    Care.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRCM) shares rose 19.3 percent to $18.92 following Q1 earnings.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) jumped 19.1 percent to $4.3934 after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 18.6 percent to $4.79 after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ: IIN) climbed 17.4 percent to $29.30 after reporting Q1 results.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 16.2 percent to $3.45 after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: TCMD) gained 15.4 percent to $42.61 following Q1 results.
    eGain Corporation (NASDAQ: EGAN) gained 15.3 percent to $10.55 following Q3 earnings.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 13.8 percent to $9.48 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRL) shares surged 13.1 percent to $13.42 after reporting Q1 results.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) climbed 11.9 percent to $10.85 following better-than-expected Q3 earnings.
    scPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCPH) gained 11.2 percent to $14.45 following Q1 results.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 10.2 percent to $24.08 following Q1 results.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 7.9 percent to $19.60 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its outlook.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 7.7 percent to $11.90 following upbeat Q1 results.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 6.8 perc
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    Analysts said the are “now more cautious on names with unfavorable grocer/retailer exposure where we still see downside to estimates (Dean Foods Co. (DF) , downgraded to sell earlier this week) and those losing share within categories/lack of catalysts (PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) ).”

ValuEngine Downgrades Sonic Drive-In (SONC) to Sell

Sonic Drive-In (NASDAQ:SONC) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

SONC has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Sonic Drive-In from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, April 14th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Sonic Drive-In from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 10th. Cowen cut their price target on shares of Sonic Drive-In from $29.00 to $28.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, March 28th. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on shares of Sonic Drive-In from $29.00 to $28.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, March 26th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity cut their price target on shares of Sonic Drive-In from $30.00 to $27.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, March 28th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Sonic Drive-In currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.67.

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Shares of Sonic Drive-In opened at $25.10 on Wednesday, according to MarketBeat. The stock has a market cap of $938.90 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.08, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.17 and a beta of 1.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.85, a current ratio of 2.51 and a quick ratio of 2.51. Sonic Drive-In has a 12 month low of $24.92 and a 12 month high of $25.23.

Sonic Drive-In (NASDAQ:SONC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March 27th. The restaurant operator reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.15 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $88.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $94.34 million. Sonic Drive-In had a net margin of 16.01% and a negative return on equity of 25.75%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 12.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.15 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Sonic Drive-In will post 1.47 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Federico F. Pena sold 9,686 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.61, for a total transaction of $238,372.46. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 8.28% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of SONC. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in shares of Sonic Drive-In by 24.6% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 99,543 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $2,533,000 after purchasing an additional 19,651 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its holdings in shares of Sonic Drive-In by 2.1% in the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 114,222 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $2,907,000 after purchasing an additional 2,322 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Sonic Drive-In by 11.4% in the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 239,593 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $6,585,000 after purchasing an additional 24,480 shares in the last quarter. Fox Run Management L.L.C. acquired a new stake in shares of Sonic Drive-In in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $602,000. Finally, Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Sonic Drive-In in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $474,000.

About Sonic Drive-In

Sonic Corp. operates and franchises a chain of quick-service drive-in restaurants in the United States. As of August 31, 2017, the company operated 3,593 Sonic Drive-Ins in 45 states, of which 228 were owned and operated by the company and 3,365 were owned and operated by franchisees. The company also owns and leases 135 properties; and sublease 53 properties to franchisees and other parties.

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