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Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

Equities analysts predict that AnaptysBio Inc (NASDAQ:ANAB) will report ($0.69) earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Zero analysts have issued estimates for AnaptysBio’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is ($0.72) and the highest is ($0.66). AnaptysBio posted earnings of ($0.45) per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year-over-year growth rate of 53.3%. The firm is expected to report its next earnings report on Tuesday, November 6th.

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AnaptysBio (NASDAQ:ANAB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.57) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.70) by $0.13.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Western Copper and Gold Corporation(WRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Western Copper (NYSEAMERICAN:WRN) (TSE:WRN) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 367,976 shares, an increase of 17.9% from the May 31st total of 312,021 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 131,386 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.8 days.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index Fund(SOXX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eaton Vance Management bought a new position in shares of iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 1,125 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $203,000.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Part of the reasoning behind Morgan Stanley’s cautious outlook on semiconductors is the stellar run chip stocks have had since 2016. The sector — as measured by the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) — has handily beaten the broader stock market.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Semiconductor stocks rose on news of a deal with China to grant a reprieve to ZTE, with the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) moving up 1.2%. Energy shares gained, too; the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEMKT:XOP) closed up 1.3%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Technology was the weakest sector, with biotech and semiconductor stocks in particular having a tough day. The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEMKT:XBI) tumbled 3.2% and the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) lost 2.4%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Madrona Financial Services LLC increased its stake in shares of iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) by 14.0% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 8,356 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 1,025 shares during the quarter. iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF comprises approximately 1.2% of Madrona Financial Services LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 17th largest position. Madrona Financial Services LLC’s holdings in iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF were worth $1,489,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Apricus Biosciences, Inc(APRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Apricus Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: APRI) has a PDUFA goal date for completion of the FDA’s review of the Vitaros NDA set on February 17. Vitaros is a novel, on-demand topical cream for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) and a new potential entrant into the U.S. ED treatment market. So far Vitaros has been approved in Canada, Mexico and certain countries in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Shares of Apricus were last seen at $2.22, with a 52-week range of $0.86 to $3.49 and a consensus price target of $3.50.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Apricus Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: APRI) also dropped about 38% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $0.26. Shares closed at $0.42 on Friday and the stock’s 52-week high is $3.34. Volume was more than three times the daily average of around 1.4 million shares. The company is considering its options after the U.S. FDA directed the firm to develop a new formulation for its erectile dysfunction drug, Vitaros.

  • [By William Romov]

    California-based Apricus Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: APRI) develops treatments in the areas of urology and rheumatology. Its lead product, Vitaros, is a topically applied cream for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED).

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Gentex Corporation(GNTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Delphi Technologies (NYSE: DLPH) and Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Gentex Co. (NASDAQ:GNTX) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $25.38 and last traded at $25.31, with a volume of 61480 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $25.10.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Saturday morning.

    GNTX has been the topic of several other reports. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $25.00 price target on shares of Gentex and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Sunday, April 22nd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Gentex from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Gentex from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $25.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Longbow Research reissued a buy rating and issued a $28.00 price target on shares of Gentex in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their price target on shares of Gentex from $26.00 to $25.00 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $25.60.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: GTT Communications, Inc.(GTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    GTT Communications (GTT) : “I think they have a great business model. I say buy, buy, buy.”

    Steel Dynamics (STLD) : “That’s a great steel company and the only one I’ll recommend other than Nucor (NUE) .”

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    GTT to Present at Spring 2018 Investor Conferences (finance.yahoo.com) Unified Communications Week in Review: Firstcom, 8×8, RingCentral (unified-communications.tmcnet.com) RingCentral, SD-WAN vendors team up to deliver UCaaS (searchunifiedcommunications.techtarget.com) GTT Communications (GTT) CEO Richard Calder Sells 6,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) GTT Communications (GTT) EVP Chris Mckee Sells 7,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)

    GTT has been the topic of several recent research reports. Oppenheimer increased their price objective on GTT Communications from $52.00 to $68.00 in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. William Blair reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of GTT Communications in a research report on Wednesday, March 28th. Craig Hallum reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective (up from $50.00) on shares of GTT Communications in a research report on Monday, February 26th. SunTrust Banks increased their price objective on GTT Communications to $60.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, Jefferies Group increased their price objective on GTT Communications to $62.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $57.22.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    GTT Communications (NYSE:GTT)‘s stock had its “overweight” rating reissued by equities research analysts at KeyCorp in a report issued on Friday, The Fly reports. They presently have a $45.00 target price on the technology company’s stock. KeyCorp’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 43.95% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at KeyBanc upgraded GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT) from Sector Weight to Overweight.

    GTT Communications shares fell 0.64 percent to $46.35 in pre-market trading.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: National Grid Transco, PLC(NGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    MML Investors Services LLC lessened its holdings in National Grid plc (NYSE:NGG) by 8.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 34,440 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 3,290 shares during the quarter. MML Investors Services LLC’s holdings in National Grid were worth $1,943,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    National Grid (NYSE:NGG) has been about as solid of a dividend investment as any investor could ask for over the past decade. The company is the epitome of utility stocks as its regulated electricity and natural gas transmission businesses bear almost no commodity price or power-generation risk. For investors, the trade-off for that stability has been a rather slow rate of growth. 

  • [By Anders Bylund, Timothy Green, and Brian Feroldi]

    So we asked a few Motley Fool contributors to share some alternatives to GM’s attractive dividend yields. Read on to see why our panelists recommended Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI), National Grid (NYSE:NGG), and AT&T (NYSE:T).

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:VECO) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $24.20.

A number of analysts have weighed in on the company. ValuEngine cut Veeco Instruments from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, May 18th. TheStreet raised Veeco Instruments from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Monday, March 12th. Northland Securities assumed coverage on Veeco Instruments in a research report on Thursday, April 19th. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Veeco Instruments from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $19.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Saturday, May 12th.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Nam Tai Property Inc.(NTP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News coverage about Nam Tai Property (NYSE:NTP) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nam Tai Property earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the electronics maker an impact score of 47.3059674665332 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index Fund(SOXX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    All the major sectors were up today, with materials rebounding from recent weakness; the SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF (NYSEMKT:XME) jumped 1.5%. Semiconductor stocks were one of the few areas of market softness, with the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) falling 0.8% on investor concerns over some earnings reports this week.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Semiconductor stocks rose on news of a deal with China to grant a reprieve to ZTE, with the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) moving up 1.2%. Energy shares gained, too; the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEMKT:XOP) closed up 1.3%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Technology and financial shares led the late selling. The iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) fell 1.8% and the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLF) dropped 0.9%.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund, Inc.(MNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Fiera Capital Corp grew its holdings in shares of Western Asset Municipal Partners Fnd Inc (NYSE:MNP) by 46.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 196,895 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 62,761 shares during the quarter. Fiera Capital Corp’s holdings in Western Asset Municipal Partners Fnd were worth $2,780,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Western Asset Municipal Partners Fnd (NYSE:MNP) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Western Asset Municipal Partners Fnd earned a media sentiment score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9266470312802 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Huttig Building Products, Inc.(HBP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ: SOLO) Consumer Goods $4.39 259.84%
    Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) Technology $4.32 108.70%
    Sky Solar Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: SKYS) Utilities $1.08 89.47%
    Conformis Inc. (NASDAQ: CFMS) Healthcare $1.26 75.00%
    Ideal Power Inc. (NASDAQ: IPWR) Industrial Goods $0.52 56.73%
    ADMA Biologics Inc. (NASDAQ: ADMA) Healthcare $4.22 52.35%
    CAS Medical Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CASM) Healthcare $2.41 51.57%
    Arcimoto Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) Consumer Goods $4.88 50.15%
    Adomani Inc. (NASDAQ: ADOM) Consumer Goods $0.38 49.94%
    Huttig Building Products Inc. (NASDAQ: HBP) Services $3.41 47.62%

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Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Virtu Financial, Inc.(VIRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Virtu Financial (NASDAQ: VIRT) and Nomura (NYSE:NMR) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Virtu Financial (NASDAQ:VIRT) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Virtu Financial (NASDAQ:VIRT) – Jefferies Financial Group lowered their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for Virtu Financial in a research report issued on Monday, July 2nd. Jefferies Financial Group analyst D. Fannon now forecasts that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.38 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.49. Jefferies Financial Group has a “Buy” rating and a $37.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Virtu Financial’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.39 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.39 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $2.04 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.12 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Virtu Financial (NASDAQ:VIRT) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Friday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Virtu Financial (NASDAQ: VIRT) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Security brokers & dealers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Virtu Financial to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA purchased a new stake in shares of Virtu Financial Inc (NASDAQ:VIRT) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 204,336 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $5,425,000. Federated Investors Inc. PA owned about 0.11% of Virtu Financial at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated(SYKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) by 0.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,209,615 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after buying an additional 5,839 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned approximately 2.83% of Sykes Enterprises worth $34,813,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    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 Ethan Ryder]

    Barrington Research reiterated their hold rating on shares of Sykes Enterprises (NASDAQ:SYKE) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Raymond James & Associates boosted its position in shares of Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) by 29.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 67,982 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 15,471 shares during the period. Raymond James & Associates owned about 0.16% of Sykes Enterprises worth $1,957,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Territorial Bancorp Inc.(TBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Territorial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:TBNK) Director David S. Murakami sold 4,394 shares of Territorial Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.67, for a total value of $134,763.98. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 27,494 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $843,240.98. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Territorial Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.0132105892291 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Territorial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:TBNK) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index Fund(SOXX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Technology and financial shares led the late selling. The iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) fell 1.8% and the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLF) dropped 0.9%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Semiconductor stocks rose on news of a deal with China to grant a reprieve to ZTE, with the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) moving up 1.2%. Energy shares gained, too; the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEMKT:XOP) closed up 1.3%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Technology was the weakest sector, with biotech and semiconductor stocks in particular having a tough day. The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEMKT:XBI) tumbled 3.2% and the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) lost 2.4%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Essex Financial Services Inc. bought a new position in iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 1,765 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $318,000.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Capella Education Company(CPLA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) reached a new 52-week high on Monday . The stock traded as high as $104.10 and last traded at $103.20, with a volume of 487 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $103.70.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Stanley Laman Group Ltd. increased its stake in Taylor Morrison Home Corp (NYSE:TMHC) by 9.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 47,215 shares of the construction company’s stock after buying an additional 4,143 shares during the quarter. Stanley Laman Group Ltd.’s holdings in Taylor Morrison Home were worth $981,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Taylor Morrison Home (NYSE:TMHC) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report published on Monday morning.

    TMHC has been the topic of several other reports. Barclays cut shares of Taylor Morrison Home from an equal weight rating to a sell rating and cut their price objective for the company from $22.00 to $20.00 in a research report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Taylor Morrison Home from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. Susquehanna Bancshares cut their price objective on shares of Taylor Morrison Home from $34.00 to $30.00 and set a positive rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Wells Fargo & Co set a $34.00 price objective on shares of Taylor Morrison Home and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Friday, June 8th. Finally, JMP Securities cut their price objective on shares of Taylor Morrison Home from $28.00 to $24.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Taylor Morrison Home currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $27.75.

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    Higher rates can hurt stocks of companies like homebuilders, which rely on affordable mortgage rates for their customers. “Nobody trusts the homebuilders past the day they report because the litany is always: ‘This is the last good quarter when it comes to Lennar (LEN) , Toll Brothers (TOL) , D.R. Horton (DHI) , Taylor Morrison (TMHC) and PulteGroup (PHM) .'”

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: QuinStreet, Inc.(QNST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The mood was negative on Wall Street on Wednesday, and most major benchmarks finished in the red. Strength in the technology sector wasn’t enough to lift more cyclically focused benchmarks like the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the combination of an attack on Saudi Arabia that sent oil prices higher and some disquieting readings on the inflation front kept investors from feeling more confident about stocks going into earnings season. In addition, some individual companies had bad news that sent their shares lower. Analogic (NASDAQ:ALOG), QuinStreet (NASDAQ:QNST), and MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on QuinStreet (QNST)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of QuinStreet Inc (NASDAQ:QNST) by 41.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 99,823 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 29,306 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned approximately 0.22% of QuinStreet worth $1,275,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    QuinStreet Inc (NASDAQ:QNST) saw strong trading volume on Friday . 1,534,725 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 131% from the previous session’s volume of 665,429 shares.The stock last traded at $13.79 and had previously closed at $13.59.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Weatherford International plc(WFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Well, Money Morning Special Situation Strategist Tim Melvin has broken these secrets out of the vault of the Smart Money managers. And he’s sharing the Max Wealth secrets for free right here.

    Two Stocks to Watch Today: XOM, DB
    Shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) jumped more than 2.6% in pre-market hours after the energy giant reported earnings before the bell. The oil major reported earnings per share of $1.41, easily topping Wall Street forecasts of $1.08. Its $7.2 billion in quarterly profits were a 72% jump from the same period last year. However, the firm did fall a bit short on the revenue front. Investors liked the news that Exxon plans to restructure its upstream business to reduce costs and bolster operating cash flow by 2025. On the European front, shares of Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) were off another 3.72% after the German banking giant reported earnings. The embattled financial institution reported its first annual profit since 2014. However, broader uncertainty remains from investors. On Friday, look for earnings reports from Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), Cigna Holding Co. (NYSE: CI), Weatherford International Plc. (NYSE: WFT), Roper Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ROP), Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK), Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON), and Johnson Controls International Plc. (NYSE: JCI).
    These 3 Stocks Are the Key to 2019’s Greatest Profits

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Shares of Weatherford International (NYSE:WFT) have been in decline for years. The company’s burdensome debt load and management’s lip service toward turning the business around left investors with little faith that things were ever going to improve at the distressed oil services company. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Weatherford International plc (NYSE: WFT) traded down nearly 13% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $3.05 after closing Friday at $3.50. The stock’s 52-week high is $7.09 Volume was around 42 million, nearly double the daily average of around 22 million shares. The company missed analysts’ earnings and revenues estimates last Friday.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Weatherford International plc (NYSE: WFT) traded down about 10% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $2.63 after closing Wednesday at $2.93. The stock’s 52-week high is $7.09. Volume was around 43 million, about double the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Weatherford International (NYSE:WFT) has been an undead company for several years now. Despite the fact that it hasn’t produced a profitable year since 2012, has been burning through cash for longer, and has more debt than the total capitalization of the business, it somehow hasn’t gone bankrupt. This entire time, management has been promising a turnaround with ambitious plans to reduce its costs, but these efforts have been all for naught as its financial situation continues to worsen.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NTT DOCOMO, Inc(DCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of Hawaii bought a new position in NTT Docomo Inc (NYSE:DCM) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 8,664 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $222,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DATA Communications Management Corp (TSE:DCM) insider Michael Sifton purchased 12,500 shares of DATA Communications Management stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 12th. The stock was bought at an average cost of C$1.52 per share, for a total transaction of C$19,000.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of NTT Docomo Inc (NYSE:DCM) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the seven research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a hold rating to the company.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc.(ARTW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares jumped 113.5 percent to $0.6737 after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares rose 35.34 percent to close at $3.32.
    Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW) shares gained 30.36 percent to $3.65.
    Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XTNT) shares jumped 25.6 percent to $7.4701 after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for InTice™-C Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody System.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares surged 20 percent to $2.495.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) surged 17.04 percent to $2.61.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 15 percent to $8.32 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the development of next generation interactive educational activities.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) gained 15 percent to $3.39.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 13.7 percent to $49.64. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    FRONTEO, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEO) shares rose 11.8 percent to $20.956.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares jumped 11.1 percent to $3.38.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) rose 10.6 percent to $7.41.
    NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares gained 9 percent to $2.32.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) rose 7.6 percent to $24.19. Northcoast Research upgraded Kelly Services from Neutral to Buy.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $33.70. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) gained 5.5 percent to $32.56. KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx from Sector Weight to Overweight.
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: WD-40 Company(WDFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

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

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report report published on Saturday morning.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Now is the time to act. Get out in front of the green wave, and own this stock. It’s legal. The recommendation is free. And you have the opportunity to become a “Marijuana Millionaire” with very little risk. Here’s the pick.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    The markets are paying close attention to the ongoing battle between China and the United States on the trade front. The United States slapped China with tariffs on $34 billion in goods on Friday. So far, markets have remained focused on earnings and domestic economic development. However, the tariffs are expected to impact the bottom line of major companies around the globe. U.S. President Donald Trump is traveling to Brussels, Belgium. His arrival is the first stop of a multi-day tour of Europe. Trump will take part in a NATO Summit and visit the United Kingdom. He will also visit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The tour kicks off a day after Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Yesterday, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis both resigned from their posts. This has raised significant concerns for Prime Minister Theresa May as she attempts to steer ongoing Brexit negotiations. The British pound has been falling sharply this morning as the “business friendly” Brexit plan supported by May’s ministry faces an uncertain future.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today:
    A number of companies are reporting that earnings could have a dramatic impact on their future balance sheets. That’s especially true in the transportation business. Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG) has said the tariffs will cost up to $100 million per year and add $2,200 per vehicle. Now Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM) has said the tariffs will make the manufacturing of each vehicle at least $1,800 more expensive. Shares of PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) are on the move after the iconic soft drink company reported earnings before the bell. Wall Street had expected that the firm would report ear

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $131.33.

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

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

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Orezone Gold Corp (ORE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Sandstorm’s due diligence is thorough, they don’t just invest in any company. They like West Africa because they understand the area and the opportunities that exist there. Sandstorm is a royalty and streaming company, so they make these investments and receive cashflow deals that often kick in much later on. But they have already established a presence in Burkina and have deals in place with larger companies like Orezone Gold (TSXV: ORE) and Endeavour Mining (TSX: EDV). Sandstorm’s investment also potentially gives us access to their marketing department through something they call Launch Lab, and it looks like it will really benefit our own marketing efforts and will expose us to more opportunities over the coming year.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Finally, Richard Seville, the CEO of Brisbane-based Orocobre Ltd (ASX: ORE) which began lithium sales in 2015 from northern Argentina and also experienced difficulty boosting output, commented that an “inability to access traditional funds has delayed the development of the sector” and that “these projects aren’t easy — so the banks just don’t want to go there.”

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Galactrum (ORE) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the
    Lyra2RE hashing algorithm. It was first traded on December 13th, 2017. Galactrum’s total supply is 2,781,952 coins and its circulating supply is 2,061,952 coins. Galactrum’s official website is galactrum.org. Galactrum’s official Twitter account is @galactrum.

Top Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019

For the first time in 110 years, General Electric will not be a member of the elite Dow Jones Industrial Average.

S&P Dow Jones Indices announced on Tuesday that the iconic maker of light bulbs and jet engines will be replaced in the 30-stock index by Walgreens Boots Alliance.

GE (GE) was an original member of the Dow in 1896 and has been in it continuously since November 7, 1907.

Being ousted from the Dow is the latest indignity for GE, which is dealing with a serious cash crisis caused by years of bad deals. GE has replaced its CEO, slashed thousands of jobs and cut its coveted stock dividend in half.

Last year, GE was the worst-performing stock in the Dow, losing almost half of its value. GE is down by another 25% this year.

“We are focused on executing against the plan we’ve laid out to improve GE’s performance,” a GE spokeswoman said in a statement. “Today’s announcement does nothing to change those commitments or our focus in creating in a stronger, simpler GE.”

Top Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index Fund(SOXX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Technology and financial shares led the late selling. The iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) fell 1.8% and the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLF) dropped 0.9%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Shares of housing stocks jumped after a very strong earnings report from Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL). The iShares US Home Construction ETF (NYSEMKT:ITB) closed up 3.7%. Semiconductor stocks made gains, with the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) rebounding 2% from recent weakness. 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Madrona Financial Services LLC increased its stake in shares of iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) by 14.0% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 8,356 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 1,025 shares during the quarter. iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF comprises approximately 1.2% of Madrona Financial Services LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 17th largest position. Madrona Financial Services LLC’s holdings in iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF were worth $1,489,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Part of the reasoning behind Morgan Stanley’s cautious outlook on semiconductors is the stellar run chip stocks have had since 2016. The sector — as measured by the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) — has handily beaten the broader stock market.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    All the major sectors were up today, with materials rebounding from recent weakness; the SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF (NYSEMKT:XME) jumped 1.5%. Semiconductor stocks were one of the few areas of market softness, with the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) falling 0.8% on investor concerns over some earnings reports this week.

Top Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Richmont Mines, Inc.(RIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Riecoin (CURRENCY:RIC) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on September 16th. Over the last week, Riecoin has traded flat against the U.S. dollar. One Riecoin coin can now be purchased for about $0.0070 or 0.00000093 BTC on major exchanges. Riecoin has a market capitalization of $308,472.00 and $0.00 worth of Riecoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Richoux Group (LON:RIC) announced its earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported GBX (3.90) (($0.05)) earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Richoux Group had a negative net margin of 19.84% and a negative return on equity of 38.45%.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Richmont Mines (NYSE:RIC) (TSE:RIC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Richmont Mines earned a coverage optimism score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.3472842725256 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: W.R. Grace & Co.(GRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

    Get W. R. Grace & Co alerts:

    W.R. Grace & Co.: Grace Announces Release Date for Second Quarter 2018 Results (twst.com) W. R. Grace & Co (GRA) Expected to Earn Q2 2018 Earnings of $0.90 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) W. R. Grace & Co (GRA) to Post Q3 2018 Earnings of $0.96 Per Share, Jefferies Financial Group Forecasts (americanbankingnews.com) Venator Materials and Three Additional Specialty Chemicals Stocks on Our Research Desk’s Radar (finance.yahoo.com)

    W. R. Grace & Co traded up $0.71, reaching $74.39, on Friday, according to Marketbeat. The stock had a trading volume of 378,610 shares, compared to its average volume of 720,257. W. R. Grace & Co has a fifty-two week low of $58.48 and a fifty-two week high of $77.37. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.23. The stock has a market cap of $4.96 billion, a PE ratio of 21.88, a PEG ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 1.19.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on W. R. Grace and (GRA)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    W. R. Grace and (NYSE: GRA) and DSM (OTCMKTS:RDSMY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemours (NYSE: CC) and W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2019

After a strong end to 2017, iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) stock is off to an equally strong start in 2018. But that strong start is hitting some turbulence, as IRBT stock is dropping sharply in late January alongside the rest of the market. We do not believe this pullback is anything more than a natural and healthy pullback in a still very attractive growth stock on a strong upward trend. We maintain our bullish outlook on holiday earnings, and believe the stock has plunged back into undervalued territory after flirting with fair value territory. Consequently, we believe this is a “buy the dip” situation.

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Since our last bullish update on IRBT stock, not much has changed. Yes, rates are going higher, and that does dilute the present value of “down the road” profits (considering IRBT is a 20%-plus growth narrative in a booming market, a big portion of this stock’s value comes from the present value of “down the road” profits). But outside of higher rates, there has been no material change to the company’s growth narrative.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Entegra Financial Corp.(ENFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Connecticut Bancorp (NASDAQ: FBNK) and Entegra Financial (NASDAQ:ENFC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about Entegra Financial (NASDAQ:ENFC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Entegra Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 45.2801664166037 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Summit Midstream Partners, LP(SMLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Another possible opportunity for Kinder Morgan is partnering with other companies that need funding for projects they’re developing in the region. One example is Summit Midstream Partners’ (NYSE:SMLP) proposed Double E Pipeline project. Summit envisions it moving upwards of 1.0 BCF/D of gas from the Permian to a hub in Texas. The $400 million to $450 million project is too large for Summit to finance on its own, which is why it’s evaluating alternatives, including looking for financial partners. Meanwhile, Targa Resources recently secured another $500 million of Permian expansion projects, and now expects to invest more than $2.4 billion into the Basin over the next few years. While the company has secured funding for a large portion of that, it still needs more, and it could choose to bring on a partner like Kinder Morgan to provide it.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in Summit Midstream during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $29,625,000. First Trust Advisors LP boosted its position in Summit Midstream by 1.5% during the 4th quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 415,255 shares of the pipeline company’s stock valued at $8,513,000 after purchasing an additional 6,242 shares during the period. HMI Capital LLC boosted its position in Summit Midstream by 12.7% during the 4th quarter. HMI Capital LLC now owns 5,806,686 shares of the pipeline company’s stock valued at $119,037,000 after purchasing an additional 652,422 shares during the period. Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP boosted its position in Summit Midstream by 5.5% during the 4th quarter. Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP now owns 3,329,950 shares of the pipeline company’s stock valued at $68,258,000 after purchasing an additional 172,380 shares during the period. Finally, Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted its position in Summit Midstream by 326.0% during the 3rd quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 105,399 shares of the pipeline company’s stock valued at $2,108,000 after purchasing an additional 80,660 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 50.37% of the company’s stock.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP) insider Brad N. Graves sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.53, for a total transaction of $77,650.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 61,225 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $950,824.25. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2019: MetLife, Inc.(MET)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) which traded down roughly 9% at $49.74. The stocks 52-week range is $44.18 to $55.91. Volume was 28.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 4.6 million.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on MET shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of MetLife from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 20th. Bank of America started coverage on shares of MetLife in a research note on Monday, March 26th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $50.00 price target on the stock. Atlantic Securities raised shares of MetLife from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, March 26th. Wells Fargo & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price target on shares of MetLife in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on shares of MetLife from $58.00 to $56.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, April 5th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $56.81.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Freestone Capital Holdings LLC grew its stake in shares of Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) by 6.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 25,824 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,648 shares during the period. Freestone Capital Holdings LLC’s holdings in Metlife were worth $1,185,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    The Evercore analysts also said that Metlife Inc. (MET) and CNO Financial Group Inc. (CNO) have “sizable exposure” to long-term care from a reserve standpoint, “but our analysis indicates that their blocks have below average risk and/or more robust reserves versus peers, implying a lower risk of charges over the next few years.”

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Regency Centers Corporation(REG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Regency Centers (NYSE:REG) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Friday.

    Several other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on REG. Jefferies Financial Group set a $64.00 price objective on shares of Regency Centers and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated an outperform rating and set a $65.00 price objective (down from $76.00) on shares of Regency Centers in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. SunTrust Banks set a $67.00 price objective on shares of Regency Centers and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Deutsche Bank decreased their price objective on shares of Regency Centers from $73.00 to $72.00 and set a hold rating for the company in a research note on Monday, March 19th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a buy rating and set a $68.00 price objective on shares of Regency Centers in a research note on Wednesday, March 21st. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Regency Centers presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $68.32.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department raised its holdings in shares of Regency Centers Corp (NYSE:REG) by 402.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 192,496 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 154,218 shares during the quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department’s holdings in Regency Centers were worth $11,353,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2019: iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index Fund(SOXX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Essex Financial Services Inc. bought a new position in iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 1,765 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $318,000.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Technology was the weakest sector, with biotech and semiconductor stocks in particular having a tough day. TheSPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEMKT:XBI) tumbled 3.2% and theiShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) lost 2.4%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Technology and financial shares led the late selling. TheiShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) fell 1.8% and theFinancial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLF) dropped 0.9%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Semiconductor stocks rose on news of a deal with China to grant a reprieve to ZTE, with theiShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) moving up 1.2%.Energy shares gained, too; the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEMKT:XOP) closed up 1.3%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eaton Vance Management bought a new position in shares of iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 1,125 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $203,000.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2018

There are no defensive plays left in Indonesian stocks and the only places to hide are in standout companies or firms that are getting a commodity-price tailwind, according to PT Sucorinvest Asset Management.

The Jakarta Composite Index has fallen 6.8 percent over the past month, the most among Asian emerging markets, on concern about the weakening rupiah. All nine of the gauge’s sub-indexes have dropped and only three of the 45 biggest companies — PT Vale Indonesia, PT Bukit Asam and PT Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur — have managed to eke out gains.

“All sectors are being beaten down,” said Jemmy Paul, investment director at Sucorinvest Asset in Jakarta. “We, as fund managers, used to hide in the consumer stocks” but their performance has been very weak, he said.

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Nickel miner Vale has benefited from a surge in prices of the metal in the first half of April and on expectations prices will rally further, Paul said. Coal miner Bukit Asam and noodle-maker Indofood had very good first-quarter results and Bukit Asam has also been the recipient of funds switching out of its poorly performing competitor PT Adaro Energy, he said.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2018: iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index Fund(SOXX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eaton Vance Management bought a new position in shares of iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 1,125 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $203,000.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Semiconductor stocks rose on news of a deal with China to grant a reprieve to ZTE, with theiShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) moving up 1.2%.Energy shares gained, too; the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEMKT:XOP) closed up 1.3%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Essex Financial Services Inc. bought a new position in iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 1,765 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $318,000.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2018: Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund, Inc.(HIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Western Asset High Income (NYSE:HIO) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Western Asset High Income earned a coverage optimism score of 0.49 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the closed-end fund an impact score of 47.4682522681889 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2018: Shoe Carnival, Inc.(SCVL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) shares surged 20.6 percent to $6.39. WBB Securities upgraded Melinta Therapeutics from Hold to Speculative Buy.
    Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) shares climbed 17.2 percent to $30.87 after the company reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares rose 15.2 percent to $28.804 after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) gained 15 percent to $53.35 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) surged 14.2 percent to $2.625.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) rose 13 percent to $5.12 after gaining 4.86 percent on Thursday.
    Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) gained 12.8 percent to $16.97 after the company posted better-than-expected FQ4 results.
    Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima (NYSE: LOMA) shares rose 12 percent to $12.94.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) shares rose 12 percent to $5.07.
    Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRTX) climbed 11.4 percent to $43.50.
    Zai Lab Limited (NASDAQ: ZLAB) gained 11.3 percent to $24.7000.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 9.7 percent to $19.64.
    Park City Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYG) climbed 9 percent to $7.90.
    Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) gained 7.9 percent to $38.82 after Citron reversed previously bearish position on the stock.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares jumped 7.3 percent to $3.55.
    Deckers Outdoor Corp (NYSE: DECK) rose 3.5 percent to $107.27 after reporting better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about Shoe Carnival (NASDAQ:SCVL) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Shoe Carnival earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.6045751862708 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Genesco (NYSE: GCO) and Shoe Carnival (NASDAQ:SCVL) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2018: Citigroup Inc.(C)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    That said, I never completely abandoned the space. I remain long Citigroup (C) , I am flat KeyCorp (KEY) , having managed to maximize that trade earlier this year. Recently, your pal even reloaded his Goldman Sachs (GS) long after having trimmed that position appropriately. That, friends, is based on my belief that volatility will allow this legendary firm to reclaim its reputation. This one, I’ll watch with great anticipation. They report on Tuesday, April 17. My trigger finger itches now.

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    Cramer’s third reason that this is a legitimate rally is the bevy of buybacks. Companies like Citigroup (C) have pledged to retire 7% of their stock this year. That matters.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Traders sold shares of Citigroup (NYSE:C) on strength during trading hours on Friday. $105.93 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $172.89 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $66.96 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Citigroup had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Citigroup traded up $0.29 for the day and closed at $72.86

Hot Performing Stocks For 2018: Enzymotec Ltd.(ENZY )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Press coverage about Enzymotec (NASDAQ:ENZY) has trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Enzymotec earned a coverage optimism score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 44.1639541610912 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.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2018: Leggett & Platt, Incorporated(LEG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) and Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ:HOFT) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now

AMD shares seem to be taking a pause following their recent rally. While we can acknowledge that EPYC does contribute to the company’s valuation, we’re cautious of broad tech sector valuations as well.

While AMD is by no means overvalued and has plenty of upside to business fundamentals, the near-term view suggests that the stock could be exposed to broad market volatility/correction.

Hence, we’re not in any hurry to raise our valuation estimate, though underlying growth pertaining to MPUs, APUs, GPUs and custom hardware suggests meaningful value contribution in the foreseeable 12-month time frame.

Sentiment positive, but for how much longer?

Readers have been asking, “If EPYC is a major source of revenue, why not raise the target price?”

Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: HCP, Inc.(HCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    The aging baby boomer generation is set to materially increase demand for senior housing. The question isn’t if but when because the demographic shifts this giant generation will engender are largely unavoidable. Investors looking at the senior housing sector have a number of options to pick from, with two of the biggest names in the space being HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) and Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE:BKD). But what’s the better choice here: the property owner or the facility manager?

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

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

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    Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker will speak at 2:15 p.m. ET.
    Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkariis set to speak at 5:30 p.m. ET.
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    KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx (NYSE: AYX) from Sector Weight to Overweight
    Stifel upgraded Knight-Swift (NYSE: KNX) from Hold to Buy
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    Evercore downgraded Vereit (NYSE: VER) from Outperform to In-Line

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  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Healthcare real estate investment trust HCP (NYSE:HCP) hasn’t exactly been a high-performing stock recently. In fact, while the S&P 500 has risen 26% over the past two years, HCP has fallen 23%.

  • [By Nelson Hem]

    In "Raymond James Picks Welltower, Sabra Health In Underweighted Health Care REIT Sector," Shanthi Rexaline takes a look at why HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP) didn't make the cut among these health care REIT picks.

Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index Fund(SOXX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Semiconductor stocks rose on news of a deal with China to grant a reprieve to ZTE, with theiShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) moving up 1.2%.Energy shares gained, too; the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEMKT:XOP) closed up 1.3%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eaton Vance Management bought a new position in shares of iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 1,125 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $203,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Essex Financial Services Inc. bought a new position in iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 1,765 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $318,000.

Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Jabil Circuit Inc.(JBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Nevertheless, a long term performance chart shows Sanmina Corp previously being an outperformer, but now falling off whilepotential large cap peer Flextronics International Ltd (NASDAQ: FLEX) has given a steady performance over the last two years and small capCelestica Inc (NYSE: CLS) and mid capJabil Circuit, Inc (NYSE: JBL) have similar unaspiring charts:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM), a previous Elite Opportunity Pro (EOP) newsletter suggestion as the next breakout stock, andmid cap Flextronics International being bigger winners (albeit FLEX has steadily risen for two years while SANM has already peaked) compared with the moderately positive performance of mid cap Jabil Circuit, Inc (NYSE: JBL) and small cap Celestica Inc (NYSE: CLS):

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    And the licensing deal with Jabil (NYSE: JBL), which makes GoPro cameras, to have the camera tech added into third-party devices, expands the window of opportunity further.

Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(ALXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN) is a U.S. pharma stock best known for its development of rare blood disorder drug Soliris. So far this drug has proved extremely successful. And now, the company is looking to expand into further treatment opportunities. The company is on the verge of snapping up Sweden’s Wilson Therapeutics for $855 million, further boosting (and diversifying) its rare disease lineup.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Thursday was a strong day on Wall Street, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite leading most major benchmarks higher. Favorable earnings from the leader of the social media space suggested that concerns about the misuse of its user data were overblown, which helped to lift market sentiment and spur a rebound from recent weakness. A host of other companies had good news to report as well. Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ), Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD), and Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALXN) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.s (NASDAQ: ALXN) short interest rose to 5.01 million shares from the previous level of 4.64 million. Shares were trading at $118.00, in a 52-week range of $96.18 to $149.34.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) released its first-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Thursday, it said that it had $1.68 in earnings per share (EPS) on $930.9 million in revenue. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters had called for $1.50 in EPS on revenue of $922.99 million. In the same period of last year, the pharmaceutical giant posted EPS of $1.38 and $870 million in revenue.

Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Colliers International Group Inc. (CIGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd. acquired a new position in Colliers International Gr during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $117,633,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its position in Colliers International Gr by 4.5% during the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 859,200 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $51,856,000 after buying an additional 36,800 shares in the last quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp lifted its position in Colliers International Gr by 305.1% during the fourth quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 305,329 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $18,427,000 after buying an additional 229,960 shares in the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its position in Colliers International Gr by 31.6% during the fourth quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 261,450 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $15,779,000 after buying an additional 62,834 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG lifted its position in Colliers International Gr by 25.2% during the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 234,768 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $14,168,000 after buying an additional 47,253 shares in the last quarter. 72.69% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Colliers International Gr (NASDAQ: CIGI) and Getty Realty (NYSE:GTY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Colliers International Gr (NASDAQ:CIGI) (TSE:CIGI) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Wednesday morning.

Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: PDC Energy, Inc.(PDCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top Medical Stocks For 2019

There are several popular misconceptions about the financial condition of Medicare, which virtually all American senior citizens rely on to cover health care expenses in retirement. Many people believe that Medicare is broke, or that there’s virtually no chance that Medicare will still be around by the time they retire. Spoiler alert: Neither of these are true.

Let’s set the record straight. The Medicare trustees recently released their annual report, which detailed the financial condition of Medicare at the end of 2016, as well as future projections of the program’s finances for the next 75 years. Here are some of the important takeaways from the report that you should be aware of, and what it means to you.

The safety of Medicare Parts B and D aren’t in question

Medicare has two separate trust funds — one to cover Medicare Part A (the Hospital Insurance, or HI, trust fund), and one to cover Parts B and D (the Supplementary Medical Insurance, or SMI, trust fund). Before we get into a discussion of Medicare’s financial health, it’s important to point out that any discussion of Medicare going “broke,” or running short of funds, is only referring to the HI trust fund.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: KeyCorp(KEY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas lessened its position in KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) by 19.2% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 237,965 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 56,681 shares during the quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in KeyCorp were worth $4,652,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new stake in KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 196,090 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $3,834,000.

  • [By ]

    That said, I never completely abandoned the space. I remain long Citigroup (C) , I am flat KeyCorp (KEY) , having managed to maximize that trade earlier this year. Recently, your pal even reloaded his Goldman Sachs (GS) long after having trimmed that position appropriately. That, friends, is based on my belief that volatility will allow this legendary firm to reclaim its reputation. This one, I’ll watch with great anticipation. They report on Tuesday, April 17. My trigger finger itches now.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top Medical Stocks For 2019: T2 Biosystems, Inc.(TTOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    T2 Biosystems (NASDAQ:TTOO) was upgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index Fund(SOXX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Essex Financial Services Inc. bought a new position in iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 1,765 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $318,000.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Semiconductor stocks rose on news of a deal with China to grant a reprieve to ZTE, with theiShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) moving up 1.2%.Energy shares gained, too; the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEMKT:XOP) closed up 1.3%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eaton Vance Management bought a new position in shares of iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 1,125 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $203,000.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: SJW Corporation(SJW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aqua America (NYSE: WTR) and SJW Group (NYSE:SJW) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [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 Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares shot up 52 percent to $7.235 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.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares gained 24.2 percent to $21.80 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 22 percent to $2.625 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) jumped 21.3 percent to $411.871 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 17 percent to $3.10 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) rose 15.9 percent to $18.34 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) gained 15.6 percent to $12.20 following Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) surged 14.4 percent to $260.3901 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) gained 13.8 percent to $3.70.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 13.5 percent to $29.815 after reporting strong Q1 results.
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 13.5 percent to $38.30 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 13.1 percent to $10.985 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) shares gained 11.8 percent to $63.59 following Q1 results. California Water Service Group made an offer for SJW.
    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) climbed 9.8 percent to $278.40 following Q1 results.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS)

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: Encore Wire Corporation(WIRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Encore Wire (NASDAQ: WIRE) and Arconic (NYSE:ARNC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now

&l;p&g;There are two vastly different groups of people in the retirement world: those who have a thorough plan and those who do not. The first group of investors has a well-thought-out strategy defined in writing &a;mdash; a written financial plan. The second group of investors might think they have a strategy but ultimately don&a;rsquo;t, since they lack a written plan.

&l;img class=&q;size-full wp-image-152&q; src=&q;http://blogs-images.forbes.com/impactpartners/files/2018/02/GettyImages-902863748.jpg?width=960&q; alt=&q;&q; data-height=&q;452&q; data-width=&q;772&q;&g; The people who were making money in an up market without a written financial plan will likely be revealed during times of downturns in the stock market.

Legendary investor Warren Buffett once said about investing in a bull market, &a;ldquo;You only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out.&a;rdquo; He meant that many investors make money in a bull market when most stocks are increasing in value. During these times, everyone seems to have a hot stock tip. Even your brother-in-law appears to know what he&a;rsquo;s talking about. Some people seem to have short memories and have forgotten about the large losses that we saw from 2000-2002 and in 2008 in the stock market.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: LendingClub Corporation(LC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares jumped 31.6 percent to $12.18 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 26.5 percent to $14.55 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares gained 25 percent to $4.0234 following Q1 beat.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) jumped 23.5 percent to $55.12 following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) gained 23.3 percent to $59.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 22.5 percent to $47.51 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares surged 21.7 percent to $3.36. Amazon.com's partnership with Sears started in 2017 with an agreement to sell Kenmore-branded appliances online. On Wednesday, the companies announced an extension of their relationship to now include tire delivery and installations.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) jumped 21.3 percent to $2.68 following Q1 results.
    LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) surged 20.4 percent to $3.395 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP) gained 19 percent to $15.82 after reporting Q1 results.
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLCM) shares rose 18.5 percent to $8.13 following Q1 results.
    Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) rose 18.3 percent to $52.47 after the company posted strong quarterly results.
    Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) shares jumped 18.3 percent to $6.47 following quarterly results.
    IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) shares climbed 17 percent to $4.68 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 16.8 percent to $90.10 following Q4 results.
    Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR)
  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    President Trump will announce today if he will pull the United States out of the Obama-era nuclear deal. Trump wants European members of the treaty to amend certain issues regarding Iran’s uranium enrichment capacity. Energy stocks and oil prices had been rising on speculation that Trump would slap Iran again with economic sanctions, disrupting the region’s oil production. Comcast Corp.(Nasdaq: CMCSA) is currently working to obtain enough capital to purchase certain assets of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.(NYSE: FOXA). The ability to raise capital would allow Comcast to replace Disney’s $52 billion bid for the many of Fox’s key businesses. Markets are reacting to a speech made this morning by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. During a speech in Zurich, Switzerland, Powell said that rising U.S. interest rates would not have a significant impact on emerging markets and foreign stock markets. This has long been a concern for other nations as the U.S. dollar rises and American bonds become more attractive to international investors.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: DIS, C, SNAP
    The Walt DisneyCo.(NYSE: DIS) will lead another busy day of earnings reports today. Investors will be exploring the impact of recent price hikes at the company’s theme parks, as well as the ongoing concerns about cable cutting and how this trend affects ESPN. Markets anticipate that the company will report earnings per share of $1.68 on top of $14.23 billion in revenue. Shares of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) are on the move. The uptick came after activist investor ValueAct announced a $1.2 billion stake in the investment bank. Citigroup shares were up 1.2% in pre-market hours. Shares of Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) gained 1% in pre-market hours. The owner of social media giant Snapchat said that its CFO Drew Vollero will step down next week. The executive will be replaced by a financial executive at Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN). Snap continues to face incredible pressures after the f

  • [By Shah Gilani]

    LendingClub Corp. (NYSE: LC), the first peer-to-peer lending site to go public, looked like a serious financial sector disruptor in December 2014 after its stock shot up 56% with its initial public offering (IPO).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    LendingClub Corp. (NYSE: LC) dropped more than 17% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $2.69. Shares closed at $3.26 on Tuesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $6.56. Volume was more than double the daily average of around 6.6 million shares. The Federal Trade Commission has sued the company for deceiving customers with hidden fees.

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Shares of peer-to-peer (P2P) lending company LendingClub Corp (NYSE:LC) are down by about 15% as of 3:30 p.m. EDT after the Federal Trade Commission charged the company with deceiving customers.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: V.F. Corporation(VFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    VF (NYSE:VFC) received a $91.00 price objective from research analysts at Canaccord Genuity in a research note issued on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the textile maker’s stock. Canaccord Genuity’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 16.47% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The 10-year Treasury rate fell back under 3% today, as markets continue to eye interest rates and chatter about the U.S. Federal Reserve’s goal to rein in inflation. The rate check comes as the U.S. Commerce Department prepares to release an update on Q1 GDP. Markets expect that GDP will decline to 2.0%That figure would be a big decline from the 2.9% that the Commerce Department reported for the fourth quarter of 2017.
    Crude oil prices are sliding as a slew of geopolitical stories weigh on trader sentiment. Yesterday, French President Emmanuel Macron said he anticipates that U.S. President Donald Trump will restore sanctions on the Iranian government. Trump is also widely expected to pull out of the Iranian Nuclear Deal. While that would be bullish for prices, markets are paying more attention to rising U.S. production and news that Venezuela is cutting supply at a time that demand is soaring.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: MSFT, AMZN, INTC
    Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) added another 2.3% after the firm reported stronger-than-expected earnings after the bell on Thursday. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.95 on top of $26.81 billion in revenue. Wall Street had expected EPS of $0.85 on top of $25.7 billion in revenue.
    Shares of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) popped more than 6.7% after the firm crushed earnings and revenue expectations after the bell Thursday. The company announced that its profits doubled year over year. However, the firm did announce that its string of investments will require an uptick in prices. Among the coming hikes on customers will be the rise in a subscription for Prime. The firm will hike a Prime subscription from $99 to $119 per year.
    Shares of Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) popped more than 7% after the company reported a huge jump in data-center revenue. The firm’s strong earnings report follows a string of solid reports from other firms in the semiconductor space. The firm reported EPS of $0.87, a figure that

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Friday was V.F. Corp. (NYSE: VFC) which traded down about 11% at $74.64. The stocks 52-week range is $50.34 to $84.38. Volume was 10 million compared to the daily average volume of roughly 2.5 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Denison Mine Corp(DNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

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

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Baidu Inc.(BIDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) , Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA) , Dominion Energy (D) , Idexx Laboratories (IDXX) , GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) , Baidu.com (BIDU) , Baozun (BZUN) and Alibaba (BABA) .

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Hill:We’ll stick with video for a minute or two longer. Now thatiQiyiis public –you’ve talked about this before, is this of interest to you? Is this a stock you’ve already bought, or it’s on the watch list? And for those who don’t know, iQiyi wasessentially spun out of Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU). So, the Google of China spins out the Netflix of China. And as you said before, it seems like, if nothing else, it’s a win for Baidu shareholders, because Baidu still has the ownership stake.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Baidu’s (NASDAQ:BIDU) video streaming unitiQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ) recently unveiled a VR headset called the Qiyu VR II. The device, which was built via a collaboration with Qualcomm, plays 4K videos as well as 8K panoramic videos.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Tencent’s ecosystem covers lots of markets. WeChat, the most popular messaging app in China, grew its monthly active users (MAUs) 11% annually to 989 million last quarter. The expansion of WeChat — which offers ride hailing, delivery services, e-commerce features, games, payments, and other services — widens Tencent’s moat against search giant Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) and e-commerce heavyweight Alibaba (NYSE:BABA).

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index Fund(SOXX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Essex Financial Services Inc. bought a new position in iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 1,765 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $318,000.