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Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

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

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

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Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sterling Construction Company Inc(STRL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

    Tuesday afternoon, the industrial shares rose 0.73 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited (NASDAQ: YRIV), up 28 percent, and Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRL) up 15 percent.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sterling Construction Company Inc (NASDAQ:STRL) – Equities research analysts at DA Davidson lowered their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for Sterling Construction in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, May 8th. DA Davidson analyst B. Thielman now anticipates that the construction company will earn $0.37 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.38. DA Davidson also issued estimates for Sterling Construction’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.21 EPS.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Newcastle Investment Corporation(NCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PolySwarm (CURRENCY:NCT) traded 5.6% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on July 4th. One PolySwarm token can now be purchased for $0.0039 or 0.00000059 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, IDEX and DDEX. During the last seven days, PolySwarm has traded 8.4% higher against the U.S. dollar. PolySwarm has a total market cap of $5.94 million and $28,632.00 worth of PolySwarm was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PolySwarm (CURRENCY:NCT) traded 3.5% lower against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 0:00 AM Eastern on June 2nd. PolySwarm has a market cap of $9.94 million and $67,420.00 worth of PolySwarm was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One PolySwarm token can currently be purchased for $0.0068 or 0.00000089 BTC on major exchanges including HitBTC, DDEX and IDEX. In the last week, PolySwarm has traded 8.2% lower against the dollar.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Blueprint Medicines Corporation(BPMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Investors should also keep their enthusiasm in check because Loxo Oncology isn’t alone in targeting TRK fusion and RET mutations:Roche Holdings (NASDAQOTH:RHHBY) could challenge it in TRK fusions and Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ:BPMC) could compete with it in RET mutations.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    In this clip of The Motley Fool’s Industry Focus Healthcare, host Kristine Harjes is joined by Motley Fool contributor Todd Campbell to discuss LOXO-292’s opportunity and how competitor Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ:BPMC) is challenging it. Also, the two analysts discuss why shares in Abiomed, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABMD) are soaring higher and if this is a high-priced stock that investors should embrace or ignore.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    The big thing to watch this week will be how investors view Loxo’s results in comparison to results presented earlier this year by Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ:BPMC). Blueprint’s BLU-667 also targets RET-fusions and at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in April, Blueprint revealed a preliminary overall response rate of 50% for NSCLC and 40% for MTC. It’s bad science to compare unrelated trials, so investors might be best off viewing Loxo and Blueprint’s data as evidence that they’re both working on a winning approach.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    On the downside, Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ:BPMC)also is developing a RET targeting drug called BLU-667. The company doesn’t seem to be presenting additional data at ASCO, likely because it just released data last month at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting. While it’s very hard to make apples-to-apples comparisons across phase 1 trials, BLU-667 doesn’t look quite as active, with ORR of 50% percent in patients with NSCLC and 40% in patients with medullary thyroid cancer.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Westport Innovations Inc(WPRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT), a provider of high-performance, low-emission engine and fuel systems, are down 10% as of 11:20 a.m. EDT after the company reported its first-quarter results.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT) jumped 11.9% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. But it wasn’t a smooth ride for shareholders.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, with a split among the most widely followed market benchmarks that sent some up and others down. Slight downticks in oil prices and bond yields marked minor reversals from upward trends earlier in the week, but investors are still watching both energy and bonds closely to see what long-term impact they might have on the stock market. Most attention centered on individual companies, some of which reported good news that sent their shares higher. Dell Technologies (NYSE:DVMT), Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), and Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Westport Fuel Systems Inc (NASDAQ:WPRT) (TSE:WPRT) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the nine analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $3.86.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Saia Inc.(SAIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Saia (NASDAQ: SAIA) and ArcBest (NASDAQ:ARCB) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Saia (NASDAQ:SAIA) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Verition Fund Management LLC bought a new stake in Saia Inc (NASDAQ:SAIA) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 5,872 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $441,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department trimmed its holdings in Saia Inc (NASDAQ:SAIA) by 9.5% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 17,868 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 1,877 shares during the period. State of Tennessee Treasury Department’s holdings in Saia were worth $1,343,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) regained its place last week as the top-performing Dow Jones industrial stock for the year to date. The company’s shares added nearly 2.6% during the week to muster a 19.1% gain since the beginning of the year.

The second-best performer among the Dow 30 so far this year is Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC), which is up about 15.9%. That is followed by Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE), up 14%, Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), up 14%, and Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), up 12.8%. Of the 30 stocks comprising the index, only 12 have posted year-to-date gains as of Friday’s close.

The Dow dropped 116.08 points over the course of the last week to close at 24,715.09, down about 0.4% for the week. For the year to date, the tech sector has added 9%, best among the 10 market sectors.

The week got off to a somewhat mixed start when the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a decision in 14-year long trade case Boeing launched against Airbus for illegal subsidies. Boeing claimed victory and said the federal government should now impose duties totaling into the billions on Airbus jets imported into the country. Airbus claimed a partial victory and said that any penalties it has to pay would be small. An Airbus complaint about Boeing subsidies is still pending with the WTO. A decision is expected this year.

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Kimco Realty Corporation(KIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders sold shares of Kimco Realty Corp (NYSE:KIM) on strength during trading on Thursday. $14.23 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $28.43 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $14.20 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Kimco Realty had the 33rd highest net out-flow for the day. Kimco Realty traded up $0.49 for the day and closed at $17.40

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CAMG Solamere Management LLC purchased a new stake in Kimco Realty Corp (NYSE:KIM) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 108,821 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $1,562,000.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) fell about 0.5% Tuesday to match a 52-week low of $16.68 after closing at $16.76 on Friday. The 52-week high is $25.70. Volume of about 2.5 million was roughly equal to the daily average of around 3.9 million. The shopping center REIT had no specific news Tuesday.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) fell about 2.6% to post a new 52-week low of $16.68 Friday after closing at $17.13 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $25.70. Volume of about 4 million was roughly equal to the daily average of around 3.9 million. The shopping center REIT had no specific news Friday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Kimco Realty Corp (NYSE:KIM) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eighteen research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, twelve have issued a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $18.10.

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Sterling Construction Company Inc(STRL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

    Cramer was bearish on BGC Partners (BGCP) , Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) , Sterling Construction Co. Inc.  (STRL) and B&G Foods (BGS) .

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  • [By ]

    Sterling Construction Co. Inc (STRL) : “I’m going to stick with U.S. Concrete (USCR) .”

    B&G Foods (BGS) : “No, we’re going to stay away. This group is a snake pit.”

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

    Sterling Construction Company Inc (NASDAQ:STRL) – Equities research analysts at DA Davidson lowered their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for Sterling Construction in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, May 8th. DA Davidson analyst B. Thielman now anticipates that the construction company will earn $0.37 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.38. DA Davidson also issued estimates for Sterling Construction’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.21 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the industrial shares rose 0.73 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited (NASDAQ: YRIV), up 28 percent, and Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRL) up 15 percent.

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: American International Group Inc.(AIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Insurance company American International Group Inc. (AIG) stock fell 5.3% as harsh winter weather weighed on profits. But the company’s long-term care exposure is relatively minimal.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sentry Investment Management LLC lessened its holdings in American International Group (NYSE:AIG) by 8.6% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 64,968 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 6,147 shares during the quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC’s holdings in American International Group were worth $3,536,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) was only a DJIA member for four years when it was removed on September 22, 2008. In an ironical twist, AIG was replaced with Kraft Foods, which only lasted about four years on the index. AIG was removed during the credit and mortgage crisis and was ejected after the government propped up the insurer with stimulus funds. The shares closed most recently at $55.43.

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Harmonic Inc.(HLIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ:HLIT) Director William F. Reddersen acquired 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 21st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $3.99 per share, with a total value of $19,950.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 199,574 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $796,300.26. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

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Top Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2018: CareTrust REIT, Inc.(CTRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CareTrust REIT (NASDAQ:CTRE) issued its earnings results on Tuesday. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.01, Briefing.com reports. The business had revenue of $38.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $36.99 million. CareTrust REIT had a net margin of 19.46% and a return on equity of 4.37%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 24.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.30 earnings per share. CareTrust REIT updated its FY18 guidance to $1.26-$1.28 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of CareTrust REIT (NASDAQ:CTRE) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

    Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a hold rating and set a $15.00 price objective on shares of CareTrust REIT in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut CareTrust REIT from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Monday, January 15th. Stephens set a $19.00 target price on CareTrust REIT and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on CareTrust REIT in a research note on Monday, March 5th. They issued an overweight rating and a $16.00 target price on the stock. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a hold rating and issued a $15.00 target price on shares of CareTrust REIT in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. CareTrust REIT currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $17.90.

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    But that doesn’t mean you need to make risky bets to capture solid returns, either, and buying solid companies at reasonable prices can help create a margin of safety and improve your returns, while also decreasing your risk of permanent losses. Three stocks that meet these criteria are small healthcare real-estate specialistCaretrust REIT Inc(NASDAQ:CTRE), financial services giantPrudential Financial Inc(NYSE:PRU), and energy behemothExxonMobil Corporation(NYSE:XOM).

Top Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2018: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation(WAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID cut its holdings in Wabtec Co. (NYSE:WAB) by 1.2% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 226,515 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 2,800 shares during the period. Wabtec comprises 1.9% of Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 25th biggest position. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s holdings in Wabtec were worth $18,438,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies(NYSE:WAB), or Wabtec, is off to a solid start in 2018. The rail products company reported double-digit gains in revenue and earnings thanks to a combination of factors. As a result, the company remains on pace to hit its full-year guidance.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    On a more positive note, Flannery appears to be making ground on some key long-term objectives.

    Management feels “good” about the ability of the healthcare segment to outperform, according to Miller. Flannery claimed GE was in “active discussions” on some aviation platforms, current & lighting and distributed power, while an announcement on the divestment of transportation (rumored to be a target of Wabtec (NYSE:WAB)) is expected by the end of the second quarter. Structural cost reductions are now expected to be above the $2 billion target outlined on the investor day presentation in November 2017. Flannery outlined that he would lead the creation of a new operating system for GE based on “lean, six sigma ad agile” involving “continuous improvement and customer experience.”

    As a reminder, GE has promised $20 billion of asset sales, and the commentary on the earnings call was reassuring, particularly as the first deal (healthcare IT assets) was underwhelming.

  • [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

Top Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2018: Sterling Construction Company Inc(STRL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on BGC Partners (BGCP) , Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) , Sterling Construction Co. Inc.  (STRL) and B&G Foods (BGS) .

    Search Jim Cramer’s “Mad Money” trading recommendations using our exclusive “Mad Money” Stock Screener.

  • [By ]

    Sterling Construction Co. Inc (STRL) : “I’m going to stick with U.S. Concrete (USCR) .”

    B&G Foods (BGS) : “No, we’re going to stay away. This group is a snake pit.”

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the industrial shares rose 0.73 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited (NASDAQ: YRIV), up 28 percent, and Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRL) up 15 percent.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sterling Construction Company Inc (NASDAQ:STRL) – Equities research analysts at DA Davidson lowered their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for Sterling Construction in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, May 8th. DA Davidson analyst B. Thielman now anticipates that the construction company will earn $0.37 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.38. DA Davidson also issued estimates for Sterling Construction’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.21 EPS.

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Sterling Construction Company Inc (STRL) to Post Q3 2018 Earnings of $0.37 Per Share, DA Davidson Fo

Sterling Construction Company Inc (NASDAQ:STRL) – Equities research analysts at DA Davidson lowered their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for Sterling Construction in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, May 8th. DA Davidson analyst B. Thielman now anticipates that the construction company will earn $0.37 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.38. DA Davidson also issued estimates for Sterling Construction’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.21 EPS.

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Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Sterling Construction from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Sterling Construction from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Sterling Construction from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of Sterling Construction from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $17.00.

Sterling Construction opened at $13.10 on Thursday, according to Marketbeat Ratings. The stock has a market capitalization of $361.45 million, a PE ratio of 23.82, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 0.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 1.53 and a quick ratio of 1.50. Sterling Construction has a twelve month low of $12.79 and a twelve month high of $13.13.

Sterling Construction (NASDAQ:STRL) last posted its earnings results on Monday, May 7th. The construction company reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $222.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $203.10 million. Sterling Construction had a net margin of 1.59% and a return on equity of 13.48%. The company’s revenue was up 45.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned ($0.09) earnings per share.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY bought a new stake in Sterling Construction during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $145,000. Stephens Inc. AR bought a new stake in Sterling Construction during the first quarter valued at approximately $188,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Sterling Construction during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $216,000. Virtu Financial LLC bought a new stake in Sterling Construction during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $228,000. Finally, Global X Management Co. LLC bought a new stake in Sterling Construction during the first quarter valued at approximately $233,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 73.68% of the company’s stock.

In other news, COO Con L. Wadsworth acquired 8,000 shares of Sterling Construction stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 8th. The stock was bought at an average price of $12.43 per share, with a total value of $99,440.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief operating officer now owns 68,670 shares in the company, valued at $853,568.10. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 2.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Sterling Construction Company Profile

Sterling Construction Company, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a heavy civil and residential construction company in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Texas, Utah, and other states in the United States. The company's Heavy Civil Construction segment undertakes heavy civil construction projects, including highways, roads, bridges, airfields, ports, light rail, water, wastewater and storm drainage systems, foundations for multi-family homes, commercial concrete projects, and parking structures.

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Envision Healthcaredropped 6.3% to $65.59 today, while the S&P 500 climbed 1.4% to 2,395.96.

Barclays analyst Joshua Raskin and team write that “last night was the first bump in that road” but kept their Overweight rating on Envision,w which completed its merger with AmSurg in December. They explain why:

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