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U.S. stock futures are headed toward record highs once again this morning. Senate Republicans passed the tax bill and sent it back to the House for approval. The tax plan had several budget rules violations that the Senate stripped out. The House is expected to vote on the plan today and send it to President Trump’s desk for signing this week.

With the tax plan now on the verge of implementation, Wall Street is in rally mode once again. Heading into the open, futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average are up 0.34%, with S&P 500 futures gaining 0.31% and Nasdaq-100 futures rising 0.38%.

Options volume died off on Tuesday. Only about 14.8 million calls and 12.2 million puts changed hands on the session. The CBOE single-session equity put/call volume ratio rose to 0.53 and the 10-day moving average held at 0.58.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: PennyMac Financial Services, Inc.(PFSI)

PennyMac Financial Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the mortgage banking and investment management activities in the United States. It operates through three segments: Loan Production, Loan Servicing, and Investment Management. The Loan Production segment is involved in the origination, acquisition, and sale of mortgage loans. This segment originates first-lien residential conventional and government-insured or guaranteed mortgage loans to allow customers to purchase or refinance their homes. The Loan Servicing segment engages in the servicing of newly originated mortgage loans, and execution and management of early buyout loans. It performs loan administration, collection, and default management activities, including the collection and remittance of loan payments; response to customer inquiries; accounting for principal and interest; holding custodial (impounded) funds for the payment of property taxes and insurance premiums; counseling delinquent mortgagors; and supervising foreclosures and property dispositions. The company also services conventional and government-insured or guaranteed loans; and distressed loans that have been acquired as investments by its advised entities. The Investment Management segment is involved in sourcing, performing diligence, bidding, and completing investment asset acquisitions; managing correspondent production activities for PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust; and managing the acquired assets for the advised entities. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Moorpark, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    PennyMac Financial Services Inc (NYSE:PFSI) – Piper Jaffray Companies increased their Q3 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for PennyMac Financial Services in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, March 13th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst K. Barker now expects that the real estate investment trust will earn $0.72 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.71. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for PennyMac Financial Services’ FY2019 earnings at $2.82 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “Anne Mccallion Sells 10,000 Shares of PennyMac Financial Services Inc (PFSI) Stock” was originally published by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this news story on another site, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of United States & international trademark and copyright laws. The original version of this news story can be viewed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4204558/anne-mccallion-sells-10000-shares-of-pennymac-financial-services-inc-pfsi-stock.html.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BlueMountain Capital Management LLC raised its position in PennyMac Financial Services Inc (NYSE:PFSI) by 5.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 76,485 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,140 shares during the period. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC owned approximately 0.32% of PennyMac Financial Services worth $1,503,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Platform Specialty Products Corporation(PAH)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new position in Platform Specialty Products Corp (NYSE:PAH) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund acquired 39,513 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $458,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Platform Specialty Products Corp (NYSE:PAH) gapped down before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $13.18, but opened at $12.80. Platform Specialty Products shares last traded at $12.66, with a volume of 2885796 shares changing hands.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Century Casinos, Inc.(CNTY)

Century Casinos, Inc., a Delaware corporation founded in 1992, is an international casino entertainment company that develops and operates gaming establishments as well as related lodging, restaurant and entertainment facilities around the world. Our main goal is to grow our business worldwide by actively pursuing the development or acquisition of new gaming opportunities and reinvesting in our existing operations.

Overview of Operations

We view each casino property as a separate operating segment and aggregate all such properties into the following reportable segments:

路 Canada
路 United States
路 Poland
路 Corporate and Other

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Canada
Net operating revenue from our Canada segment was $45.9 million, or 34%, of our total net operating revenue.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Century Casinos Inc (NASDAQ:CNTY)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 11, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNTY) traded down 9.7% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $6.46 and last traded at $6.48. 845,612 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 658% from the average session volume of 111,531 shares. The stock had previously closed at $7.18.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Clarke(t)

T.Clarke plc, a building services contractor, provides electrical and mechanical installation services and supplies associated equipment. The company offers information communications technology (ICT) services in the areas of structured cabling and connectivity, network infrastructure and security, networked energy management, data centre infrastructure, and managed and support services; facilities management services, such as preventative, reactive, and planned maintenance solutions; and green technologies services, which comprise photovoltaics, rainwater harvesting, biomass boilers, ground source heating, air source heating, wind turbines, lighting, and carbon reduction audit services. It also provides massive reading station redevelopment, cross rail, border rail link, and underground power upgrade services for the rail sector; lifecycle building services combining mechanical and electrical works with ICT for utilities and technologies sectors; lifecycle services for ho tel and residential sectors, which include electrical, ICT, and mechanical systems design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance; and mechanical and electrical contracting services for education, healthcare, government/local authority, retail and leisure, stadiums, transport, towers, media, and residential sectors. In addition, the company manufactures and prefabricates elements of an installation, as well as engineering components. T.Clarke plc was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Ask the average investor to name their favorite dividend-paying stock, and you normally get responses such as AT&T (NYSE: T), Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG).

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Brace Yourself: The 5G revolution is unleashing your next potential TRILLION-DOLLAR opportunity – go here now.

    A lot of chatter has built up around Walt Disney Co.’s (NYSE: DIS) streaming service set to launch later this year. But not too many people know that Disney is now the majority owner of Hulu. According to reports, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) sold its stake in Hulu for $1.43 billion, bringing the streaming firm’s valuation to $15 billion. The sale leaves Comcast Corp.(NASDAQ: CMCSA) and Disney as the primary owners, with the latter holding a 60% stake. The real bellwether today will be a report from CSX Corp. (NYSE: CSX). The U.S. railway giant will announce its earnings, and investors are curious about how the company has fared with fewer coal shipments and concerns about a slowing economy. Look for earnings reports from Bank of America Corp.(NYSE: BAC), BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK), Comerica Inc. (NYSE: CMA), CSX Corp. (NYSE: CSX), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), United Continental Holdings Inc.(NYSE: UAL).
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    Ask the average investor to name their favorite dividend-paying stock, and you normally get responses such as AT&T (NYSE: T), Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG).

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    And Verizon isn’t the only big-name firm chasing nationwide 5G distribution. AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is moving to introduce high-quality 5G service to nearly 20 cities in 2019. Plus, AT&T is already trying to tap into the hype with its “5G Evolution” campaign.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(JNP)

We are a women’s health therapeutic company focused on developing therapeutics that address unmet medical needs in women’s health. Our marketed product and product development programs utilize our proprietary drug delivery technologies, which we believe are suited to applications in women’s health. These technologies consist of our bioadhesive delivery system (“BDS”), a polymer designed to adhere to epithelial surfaces or mucosa and achieve sustained and controlled delivery of active drug product, and our novel intra-vaginal ring (“IVR”) technology, a multi-segment IVR.
Our lead product candidate, COL-1077, is an investigational 10% lidocaine bioadhesive vaginal gel intended for use as a local anesthetic for pain from minimally invasive gynecological procedures. We expect to announce the results of our ongoing Phase 2b clinical trial of COL-1077 in the third quarter of 2016.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Juniper Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: JNP) shares rallied early on Tuesday after the company announced that it would be acquired by Catalent. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019

What happened

Shares of Altaba (NASDAQ:AABA) gained 18.2% in January of 2019, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The investment fund, whose core asset consists of 283 million shares in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), soared thanks to Alibaba posting a strong earnings report.

So what

In the third quarter, Alibaba’s sales rose 41% year over year to land at $17.1 billion. Earnings jumped 15% higher to $1.77 per share. Your average Wall Street analyst had been looking for earnings near $1.67 per share on sales in the neighborhood of $17.6 billion, so it was a mixed report, but Alibaba delivered where it mattered most.

Image source: Getty Images.

Now what

Altaba couldn’t quite keep up with Alibaba’s 22.9% gain in January, because the firm recently converted nearly one-fourth of its Alibaba holdings into cash. Those funds will eventually be returned to Altaba’s shareholders through some combination of dividends and buybacks, with an eye toward minimizing the tax impacts of these shareholder returns. In the meantime, the cash buffer acts as a dampener to Alibaba’s returns and makes Altaba a less volatile stock.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Clarke(t)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    AT&T (NYSE:T) and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) are two companies that could make for interesting, less direct ways to invest in the ongoing gaming boom. That’s even more true following massive acquisitions, one completed and one pending.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Hulu didn’t launch its Hulu Live TV service until nearly six months after AT&T (NYSE:T) brought DirecTV Now to market. Yet, despite AT&T’s numerous efforts to get customers to sign up for its virtual linear TV service, poor fourth quarter results left it with about as many subscribers as its smaller competitor, according to The Diffusion Group. 

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    With a federal court just clearing AT&T’s (NYSE:T) proposed merger with Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) yesterday, there was a sense of renewed optimism in the market on Wednesday regarding other blockbuster deals that may face better odds with obtaining regulatory approval. Comcast was reportedly waiting on the court decision regarding AT&T and Time Warner before unveiling its own bid for certain Twenty-First Century Fox assets, one that would compete with Disney’s current offer. Comcast didn’t waste any time, announcing a $65 billion bid today — 19% higher than Disney’s offer.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Union Pacific Corporation(UNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. increased its stake in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 5.7% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 189,656 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,194 shares during the period. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $26,870,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Even as CSX whittles down non-core assets to drive operating ratio even lower, competitor Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) is pouring massive amounts of capital in a new facility, albeit with similar long-term efficiency goals.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Swedbank acquired a new position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 731,773 shares of the railroad operator’s stock, valued at approximately $103,678,000. Swedbank owned approximately 0.10% of Union Pacific as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(DRNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:DRNA) has received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the ten analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $15.92.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:DRNA) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,713,672 shares, a growth of 47.9% from the May 31st total of 1,158,865 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 465,952 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.7 days. Approximately 4.3% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Investment company Patten & Patten Inc buys DowDuPont Inc, Adobe Systems Inc, Texas Instruments Inc, Visa Inc, Citigroup Inc, MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc, O’Reilly Automotive Inc, ConocoPhillips, Intuit Inc, KeyCorp, sells American International Group Inc, E.I. du Pont de Nemours, International Business Machines Corp, SPDR Select Sector Fund – Utilities, SPDR Select Sector Fund – Energy Select Sector during the 3-months ended 2017-09-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Patten & Patten Inc. As of 2017-09-30, Patten & Patten Inc owns 243 stocks with a total value of $944 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: DWDP, ORLY, IYT, UTF, UTF, AMT, EFG, GAB, GAB, FMNB, Added Positions: ADBE, TXN, C, V, WRK, MTSI, GOOGL, PGR, COP, BMY, Reduced Positions: AIG, GE, AOS, IBM, STZ, XLU, WBA, RHHBY, XLE, DAL, Sold Out: DD, TSLA, HEDJ, AAP, FITB, IWB, AEP, MDT, HBAN,

For the details of PATTEN & PATTEN INC’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=PATTEN+%26+PATTEN+INC

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: HP Inc.(HPQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Despite those challenges, the global cloud gaming market could grow from $649 million to $3.25 billion between 2016 and 2022, according to Research and Markets. Four big companies could be well-poised to profit from that growth: Sony (NYSE:SNE), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), and HP (NYSE:HPQ).

  • [By Leo Sun]

    PC sales rose in the second and third quarters, but stumbled in Q4 on a shortage of CPUs, macroeconomic challenges, and soft demand for PCs during the holidays. This sounds like dire news for PC makers, but the three market leaders — Lenovo (NASDAQOTH:LNVGY), HP (NYSE:HPQ), and Dell — still grew for the year overall.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Leo Sun, and Brian Feroldi]

    So, we asked three of our investing contributors to highlight stocks that would be well suited for a baby boomer’s portfolio. Here’s a brief rundown as to why they picked HP (NYSE:HPQ), ResMed (NYSE:RMD), and American Tower (NYSE:AMT). 

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Sony and Paramount both currently have deals with premium cable networks that lock up their film rights through 2021. But if Amazon waits until 2021 to try to ink a licensing deal, it could be too late to seize these opportunities. Netflix, along with HBO parent company AT&T (NYSE:T), are dealing with that reality right now.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    The stock market has been volatile over the past few months, partly thanks to President Donald Trump’s proposals for new tariffs aimed at China and other trading partners. However, patient investors can ride out the storm with three of my favorite dividend stocks — AT&T (NYSE:T), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), and Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS).

  • [By Keith Noonan, Travis Hoium, and Matthew DiLallo]

    With that in mind, we asked three Motley Fool investors to identify some quality dividend stocks that currently offer a yield greater than 5%. Read on to see why they think Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW), AT&T (NYSE:T), and TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP) are top choices for investors on the hunt for big yield. 

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Here’s a look at three stocks that have attractive price-to-earnings ratios, offer substantial dividend payouts, and have the potential to benefit from some huge trends: General Motors (NYSE:GM), AT&T (NYSE:T), and Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC).

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Two of the major companies in the telecom sector report earnings this week. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) reports before market open on Tuesday, Apr. 24, and AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) reports after market close on Wednesday, Apr. 25.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Reports surfaced last week that Disney was in active negotiations to acquire the 10% stake in Hulu owned by AT&T (NYSE:T), according to Variety. The streaming service is jointly owned by Disney, Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), and Fox, with each owning 30%, in addition to AT&T’s stake. 

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Medidata Solutions, Inc.(MDSO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ:MDSO) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

    Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    Medidata Solutions Inc  (NASDAQ:MDSO)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 12, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: tronc, Inc. (TRNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Tronc Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC), the owner of the Lost Angeles Times, agreed to sell the paper to billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, who is also one of Tronc’s largest shareholders. The deal, for $500 million and the assumption of about $90 million in pension liabilities, was announced on February 7. The Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice blessed the deal on March 7, almost two months ago.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Unemployment hits a 49-year low. Tech giants may have been hacked by China. Elon Musk’s tweeting sends Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares lower. Costco (NASDAQ:COST) struggles with “material weakness.” And Tronc (NASDAQ:TRNC) decides to change its name back to Tribune Publishing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News coverage about tronc (NASDAQ:TRNC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. tronc earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 47.3907920123643 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Shares of newspaper company Tronc Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) rose on a rumored buyout. According to The New York Post:

    Tronc shares shot up again on Thursday with the news that the private equity firm Donerail Group is the company that is eyeing the owner of the Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, Baltimore Sun and other papers for a takeover.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Several large newspaper chains will face the largest increases in newsprint prices in absolute dollars. These are Gannett (NYSE: GCI), tronc (NASDAQ: TRNC), hedge fund owned Digital First Media, which just laid off dozens of people in Denver and on the West Coast, Hearst, Advance Media, McClatchy (NYSE: MNI) and Gatehouse Media. Among them, they own most of the large newspapers in America and hundreds of newspapers in aggregate. Each of these companies has newsprint demand much larger than that of The Tampa Bay Times.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cenveo Inc(CVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    But before we show you our pick, here are the top 10 penny stocks to watch this week…

    Penny Stocks Current Share Price (as of Jan. 5) Jan. 2-5 Gain (as of Jan. 5)
    My Size Inc. (Nasdaq: MYSZ) $1.66 152.28%
    Cytori Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTX) $0.47 89.52%
    DelMar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: DMPI) $1.675 58.02%
    CAS Medical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CASM) $1.09 55.71%
    China HGS Real Estate Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSH) $1.83 47.58%
    Aethlon Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD) $1.56 43.12%
    Midatech Pharma Plc. (Nasdaq: MTP) $1.23 43.01%
    Comstock Holding Cos. Inc. (Nasdaq: CHCI) $1.87 36.5%
    Cenveo Inc. (Nasdaq: CVO) $1.20 31.82%
    EV Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: EVEP) $0.6844 31.62%

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Burcon Nutrascience Corp(BUR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Burcon Nutrascience (NASDAQ:BUR) (TSE:BU) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Burcon Nutrascience earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.7838004109175 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Burford Capital Limited (LON:BUR) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 1,593.60 ($21.22).

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: EQT Midstream Partners, LP(EQM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Thanks in part to higher oil prices, the average energy stock in the S&P 500 is up nearly 17% over the past year. However, those improving market conditions haven’t taken the entire sector higher. Three laggards that stand out are fast-growing, high-yielding MLPs Antero Midstream Partners (NYSE:AM), Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX), and EQT Midstream Partners (NYSE:EQM), which have all lost more than 10% of their value over the past year. Because of that, these MLPs look like compelling options for income-seeking investors to consider.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    First Trust Advisors LP lifted its position in shares of EQT Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:EQM) by 50.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 131,764 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after purchasing an additional 43,951 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP’s holdings in EQT Midstream Partners were worth $6,798,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc(AUPH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUPH) jumped 11% in May, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the biotech said it plans to test voclosporin, its only drug candidate, for additional diseases.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Isotechnika Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:AUPH) (TSE:AUP) shares rose 6.7% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $5.68 and last traded at $5.59. Approximately 54,590 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 87% from the average daily volume of 429,596 shares. The stock had previously closed at $5.24.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AUPH), a biotechnology company developing an experimental new lupus therapy, rose 16.8% in September, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Analyst attention following an important step forward for the company’s lead candidate pushed the stock higher.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (TSE:AUP) (NASDAQ:AUPH) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The company reported C($0.25) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of C($0.21) by C($0.04), reports. The firm had revenue of C$0.04 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of C$0.07 million. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 30.41% and a negative net margin of 45,241.38%.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    That statement comes to mind when I think about Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUPH). The potential for the clinical-stage biotech appears to be so great that getting greedy with the stock is tempting. 

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: PowerShares DWA Technology Momentum ETF (PTF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about PowerShares Dynamic Tech Sec (NASDAQ:PTF) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PowerShares Dynamic Tech Sec earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 48.5554072096128 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Revlon, Inc.(REV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Revlon (NYSE:REV) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
    Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
    Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
    Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
    Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
    MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
    Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CH
  • [By Max Byerly]

    An issue of Revlon Inc (NYSE:REV) bonds fell 2% as a percentage of their face value during trading on Thursday. The high-yield debt issue has a 5.75% coupon and will mature on February 15, 2021. The debt is now trading at $80.50 and was trading at $84.88 one week ago. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets often anticipate parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Debra G. Perelman was named president and chief executive officer of troubled cosmetics company Revlon Inc. (NYSE: REV). Her father, Ronald O. Perelman owns, via holding company MacAndrews & Forbes, 84.7% of Revlon’s shares and has controlled the company since 1985. It would seem, across the entire industry, there must be better-qualified candidates.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019

We have been fans of DNB (OTCPK:DNHBY) (OTCPK:DNBHF) for quite a long time now. It is the largest financial services group in Norway, and, more importantly, one of the safest banks in the world. A little less than a year ago, we said that DNB was offering a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ buying opportunity. Our high-conviction contrarian call was based on the fact that DNB was trading at a very undemanding valuation, despite having a double-digit RoE, strong capital ratios and a 6% dividend yield. We also argued that market fears over the bank’s asset quality issues were overdone as DNB has a prudent risk management approach. Since that, DNB’s shares have rallied by 55%. And that does not include the stock’s generous dividends.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Clarke(t)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) may have won a victory after the approval of its Time Warner acquisition was finally cleared by U.S. regulators. Whether that victory was truly good depends on whom you ask, and it may be years before investors get to find out whether marrying a major telecom platform with a media and content creator will work in the new world of converged media. One key analyst on Wall Street believes the deal will not hurt shareholders further, and he has effectively called a bottom in the stock.

  • [By ]

    AT&T Inc. (T) Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson echoed the sentiments of other defense witnesses in the Department of Justice lawsuit to block the telecom’s purchase of Time Warner Inc. (TWX) , in testimony on Thursday. 

  • [By Rich Smith]

    The stock market is barely in the green today, up the smallest fraction of a percent — except for one stock in particular. With the trading day barely begun as of this writing, shares of AT&T (NYSE:T) are up nearly 2% already, helped by a bullish analyst note out of Swiss megabanker UBS.

  • [By ]

    T-Mobile and Sprint had roughly 59 million and 41 million users, respectively, so this deal would bump the resulting company up to the second-largest wireless provider in the United States, between No. 1 Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), which reported nearly 116 million U.S. wireless users at the end of 2017, and No. 3 AT&T (NYSE: T), which has 93 million customers.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    For the new year, Verizon says it will be putting its profits to work to aggressively expand its 5G coverage. For consumers, that should mean expanded 5G Home to more cities and the launch of Verizon’s first mobile 5G network — arch rival AT&T (NYSE:T) already rolled out its own mobile 5G network to 12 cities late last year. For investors, the new network build-out will mean more capital spending.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    AT&T’s (NYSE:T) plans for its forthcoming WarnerMedia streaming service are a bit more confusing. First of all, it’ll have three tiers of content. Second, management can’t even agree over what content should be exclusive to the platform and what it will license to others. Both issues may confuse consumers, which could lead them to avoid WarnerMedia’s service altogether.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.(BMRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Biomarin Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BMRN) is several steps ahead of Pfizer and Sangamo, with a hemophilia A candidate that has already been shown to reduce factor replacement usage by 96% over two years following a single treatment. We’ll find out if SB-525 has a chance to overcome this potential rival when the investigators present the results at a medical conference later this year. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wedbush set a $120.00 price objective on BioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:BMRN) in a research note released on Thursday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the biotechnology company’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Standard Life Aberdeen plc bought a new stake in shares of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRN) during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor bought 9,802 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock, valued at approximately $923,000.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Campbell: Investors, bear with us. We’ll hold your hands and get you through this crazy time. History does rhyme. Spark Therapeutics reported data for its hemophilia A gene therapy. Like you said, it got whacked after the data got parsed by investors. That’s very similar to what we saw happen back in December, when they reported interim data for the same exact gene therapy, and investors concluded after looking at that data that Spark Therapeutics’ SPK-8011 may not be as robust of a treatment option as competitor BioMarin’s (NASDAQ:BMRN). BioMarin is working on a similar gene therapy. I won’t even try to pronounce the name of it, it’s long, it’s crazy, it has all sorts of letters in it. We’ll call it by its own name, BMN 270. 

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: ClearBridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund Inc.(CTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Charles Taylor (LON:CTR) had its price objective upped by Liberum Capital from GBX 330 ($4.48) to GBX 385 ($5.22) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 33.22% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Charles Taylor (LON:CTR) had its price objective upped by Liberum Capital from GBX 330 ($4.48) to GBX 385 ($5.22) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 33.22% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Charles Taylor (LON:CTR) had its price objective upped by Liberum Capital from GBX 330 ($4.48) to GBX 385 ($5.22) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 33.22% from the stock’s previous close.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Valmont Industries, Inc.(VMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    A number of analysts have recently commented on VMI shares. Boenning Scattergood restated a “hold” rating on shares of Valmont Industries in a report on Wednesday, October 24th. ValuEngine upgraded Valmont Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Valmont Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 5th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $165.00.

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    Valmont Industries Company Profile

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Schroder Investment Management Group cut its stake in Valmont Industries (NYSE:VMI) by 1.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 689,795 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 9,086 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group owned approximately 3.06% of Valmont Industries worth $100,917,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HRT Financial LLC bought a new stake in Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm bought 1,486 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $224,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alps Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI) in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 3,686 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $611,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Valmont Industries (VMI)

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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Intrexon Corporation(XON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Intrexon Corp (NYSE:XON) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Traders purchased 3,153 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 3,699% compared to the typical volume of 83 put options.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After the company reported disappointing first-quarter financial results, including worse-than-expected revenue performance, shares in Intrexon Corp. (NYSE:XON) were down by 20% at 3:15 p.m. EDT Friday.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    The argument for investing in Intrexon Corp (NYSE:XON) has taken some turns over the past few years. There’s the “buy it because it’s a gene therapy company” argument, the “buy it because it’s tackling mosquito-borne illnesses” argument, the “buy it because it’s a biofuels pioneer” argument, and now there’s the “buy it because it’s reimagining marijuana production” argument.

Top Value Stocks To Own Right Now

New York, NY, based Investment company BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC buys Halcon Resources Corp, Lululemon Athletica Inc, Urban Outfitters Inc, Deckers Outdoor Corp, Activision Blizzard Inc, Sprouts Farmers Market Inc, Vistra Energy Corp, Coca-Cola European Partners PLC, Domino’s Pizza Inc, Nordstrom Inc, sells Bob Evans Farms Inc, C&J Energy Services Inc, Changyou.com, SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average, SPDR Select Sector Fund – Energy Select Sector during the 3-months ended 2018-03-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC. As of 2018-03-31, BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC owns 1149 stocks with a total value of $4.4 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: LULU, DECK, SFM, VST, CCE, DPZ, TJX, NAV, TXN, EBAY, Added Positions: HK, URBN, ATVI, JWN, SYY, VAR, TGT, ANET, ENDP, AEO, Reduced Positions: CJ, XLE, ANTM, FB, BBY, CNC, XOM, BA, PF, SPR, Sold Out: BOBE, CYOU, DIA, ESRX, INTU, CLF, ARRS, KORS, F, FLR,

For the details of BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=BlueMountain+Capital+Management%2C+LLC

Top Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Lifeway Foods, Inc.(LWAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY) was downgraded by equities research analysts at TheStreet from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a report released on Friday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lifeway Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:LWAY) COO Edward Smolyansky sold 4,890 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.41, for a total value of $31,344.90. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 993,614 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,369,065.74. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Top Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Clarke(t)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Spencer Israel]

    Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD), and Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) were all net buys by TDA clients, as were General Electric (NYSE: GE), Alibaba Group Ltd. (NYSE: BABA), and JP Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM).

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Two of the major companies in the telecom sector report earnings this week. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) reports before market open on Tuesday, Apr. 24, and AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) reports after market close on Wednesday, Apr. 25.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) has led the United States wireless industry in subscriber growth over the last four years. Offering customers things like separate equipment billing and reintroducing unlimited plans destroyed some of the favorable economics enjoyed by much larger carriers like AT&T (NYSE:T), but it’s allowed T-Mobile to quickly scale the size of its business.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    GameStop’s decision to sell mobile devices through its Technology Brands unit also didn’t work out, since consumers are now purchasing fewer smartphones. That was a costly mistake, since GameStop boughtover 500 AT&T (NYSE:T) Mobility stores to support that business.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is under political pressure to end its relationship with a China-basedtelecom company. According to Reuters:

    U.S. lawmakers are urging AT&T, to cut all commercial ties to Chinese phone maker Huawei Technologies and oppose plans by telecom operator China Mobile to enter the American market because of national security concerns.

Top Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Southwestern Energy Company(SWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) traded down 12.6% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $4.37 after closing Monday at $5.00. The stock’s 52-week high is $9.75. Volume was over 43 million, more than double the daily average of about 21.8 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) traded down about 5.2% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $4.00 after closing Thursday at $4.22. The stock’s 52-week high is $9.75. Volume was around 21 million, about 10% below the daily average of around 23 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) had its price target raised by B. Riley from $7.85 to $10.00 in a research note released on Friday. They currently have a buy rating on the energy company’s stock.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of DFT Energy LP’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=DFT+Energy+LP

    These are the top 5 holdings of DFT Energy LPWhiting Petroleum Corp (WLL) – 400,000 shares, 18.19% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 2.56%Hess Corp (HES) – 170,000 shares, 11.57% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 30.77%Noble Energy Inc (NBL) – 200,000 shares, 8.15% of the total portfolio. Southwestern Energy Co (SWN) – 1,360,000 shares, 7.92% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 4.62%Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC)

Top Value Stocks For 2019

Atlanta, GA, based Investment company Gmt Capital Corp buys Celanese Corp, Entegris Inc, Citigroup Inc, Teck Resources, Alphabet Inc, VMware Inc, Gran Tierra Energy Inc, Capital One Financial Corp, Coeur Mining Inc, Biogen Inc, sells Apollo Global Management LLC, KKR LP, Time Warner Inc, Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc, Willis Towers Watson PLC during the 3-months ended 2017-09-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Gmt Capital Corp. As of 2017-09-30, Gmt Capital Corp owns 149 stocks with a total value of $9.7 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: OAS, CNQ, SHPG, MYL, MYL, GDOT, UA, HABT, NTLA, UAA, Added Positions: CE, ENTG, C, TECK, GOOG, VMW, GTE, COF, CDE, BIIB, Reduced Positions: APO, KKR, WLTW, WLTW, FLEX, FLEX, FNSR, ATH, ATH, Sold Out: TWX, SBGI, BX, DXPE, RAD, KVHI, UIHC, BZH, EGLT,

For the details of GMT CAPITAL CORP’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=GMT+CAPITAL+CORP

Top Value Stocks For 2019: Clarke(t)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Prime Capital Investment Advisors LLC decreased its stake in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) by 28.4% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 8,120 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 3,221 shares during the period. Prime Capital Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in AT&T were worth $289,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    It was way back on Oct. 22, 2016, when AT&T (NYSE:T) announced it was buying Time Warner (NYSE:TWX.DL) for $85 billion, in a half-cash, half-stock deal. But when the U.S. Department of Justice sued to block the acquisition, the closing process soon became a legal process.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is pressing Congress to pass net neutrality legislation. According the CNNMoney:

    AT&T is calling on Congress to settle the internet freedom debate by passing a federal net neutrality law.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    AT&T (NYSE:T) has nearly 1.5 million DIRECTV Now subscribers as of the end of the first quarter. The company’s over-the-top linear TV streaming service has grown faster than competitors like DISH Network’s (NASDAQ:DISH) Sling TV, Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) PlayStation Vue, or Hulu Live. It seems like only a matter of time before DIRECTV Now’s subscriber base surpasses Sling TV’s 2.3 million subscribers to become the most popular streaming TV service.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    For the two-week short interest reporting period that ended April 30, short sellers added more than 21.5 million shares (12.6%) of AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) to their positions. More than 192.5 million shares were short, representing 3.1% of the stock’s total float.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of AT&T (NYSE:T) plunged on Thursday morning following the release of disappointing first-quarter results. The telecommunications giant missed Wall Street’s estimates across the board, sending the stock 6.9% lower as of 11:40 a.m. EDT.

Top Value Stocks For 2019: Bazaarvoice, Inc.(BV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) entered the market quietly in its initial public offering (IPO). The stock initially saw a slight gain compared to the announced pricing but quickly fell flat.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Below is Renaissance Capital’s list of the second quarter’s 10 largest IPOs ranked by deal size. We’ve also included the stock’s first-day pop (or decline) and its return as of the most recent close. Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE: SPOT) is not included because its IPO was a direct offering that did not raise any new cash. Spotify shares popped nearly 13% on the April offering date, and the return to date is 27%.

    AXA Equitable Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EQH): $2.75 billion; first-day pop of 1.7%; return to date: 1.3% GreenSky LLC (NASDAQ: GSKY): $874 million: pop of 1.6%; return of 7.9% BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BJ): $638 million; pop and return of 29.4% DocuSign Inc. (NASDAQ: DOCU): $629 million; pop of 37.0%; return of 83.0% Pivotal Software Inc. (NYSE: PVTL): $555 million; pop of 5.0%; return of 71.0% GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE: EAF): $525 million; decline of 3.7%; return of 23.0% BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV): $469 million; decline of 2.7%; return of 2.7% Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NYSE: CDAY): $462 million; pop of 42.0%; return of 55.0% Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: EPRT): $455 million; decline of 2.6%; return of 3.6% PluralSight Inc. (NASDAQ: PS): $311 million; pop of 33.0%; return of 61.0%

    Looking ahead to the third quarter, Renaissance Capital notes 65 companies currently in the IPO pipeline looking to raise $11 billion. Real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield is the both the largest potential IPO ($500 million) and the largest based on trailing 12-month sales ($7.23 billion). The pipeline is again heavy on health care offerings (11), industrials (five), financials (five) and, in a bit of a comeback, energy (four).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) raised $469 million selling 21.3 million shares at $22, the low end of the expected range. Shares dropped 3% on the first day of trading and closed the week flat.

Top Value Stocks For 2019: United Insurance Holdings Corp.(UIHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    United Insurance (NASDAQ:UIHC) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The insurance provider reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.38 by $0.02, Bloomberg Earnings reports. United Insurance had a return on equity of 9.16% and a net margin of 2.05%. The company had revenue of $182.36 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $178.33 million.

Top Value Stocks For 2019: Trillium Therapeutics Inc.(TRIL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Trillium Therapeutics (TRIL)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Trillium Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIL) (TSE:TR) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the six ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $10.94.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now

The world’s largest automaker is putting big money into electric vehicles in China.

Volkswagen (VLKAF) and its local partners plan to invest more than 10 billion ($11.8 billion) to build electric and hybrid cars in the country — the world’s biggest auto market — over the next seven to eight years.

More electric vehicles are sold in China than anywhere else on the planet — and the national government is pushing companies to design and build them on Chinese territory.

Under the plan announced Thursday, VW and its partners are aiming to develop and produce as many as 40 new electric and hybrid vehicle models in China between now and 2025. It expects the first of the new models to hit the Chinese market next year.

VW’s top China exec, Jochem Heizmann, said the German company is “determined to be at the forefront” of China’s electric vehicle revolution.

China accounts for about 50% of the global market for clean energy vehicles, according to investment firm East Capital. Chinese officials said two months ago that they were working on a plan to eventually phase out the production and sale of vehicles powered solely by fossil fuels.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Clarke(t)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Spencer Israel]

    Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD), and Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) were all net buys by TDA clients, as were General Electric (NYSE: GE), Alibaba Group Ltd. (NYSE: BABA), and JP Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM).

  • [By Keith Noonan, Rich Smith, and Timothy Green]

    With that in mind, we asked three Motley Fool investors to identify a top high-yield stock that’s worth holding forever. Read on to see why they picked UBS (NYSE:UBS), International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), and AT&T (NYSE:T).

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The new communication services index will allocate nearly 53 percent of its weight to stocks that are currently tech sector members, with another 36.4 percent devoted to stocks currently in the consumer discretionary sector. The rest are members of the original telecom sector, including Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) and AT&T Co. (NYSE: T).

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    AT&T’s (NYSE: T) $600,000 deal with U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, specified that Cohen would advise the company on its $85 billion merger with Time Warner (NYSE: TWX), the Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing company documents: Link

  • [By Adam Levy]

    AT&T (NYSE:T) could offer customers a streaming television package for the low, low price of $0 per month in the near future.

    During AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson’s testimony in the Department of Justice’s case against his company, blocking its potential acquisition of Time Warner (NYSE:TWX), he noted the company is planning a $15 per month sports-free streaming bundle called AT&T Watch.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    So how does this measure up against AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T)?

    On an adjusted close basis, AT&T closed March 6, 2009, at $13.82 a share, or at $22.58 on an unadjusted basis. AT&T most recently closed at $36.87 on an adjusted basis.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Western Asset Municipal High Income Fund, Inc.(MHF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Vivaldi Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Western Asset Municipal (NYSE:MHF) by 64.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 32,185 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 12,646 shares during the quarter. Vivaldi Capital Management LLC owned about 0.15% of Western Asset Municipal worth $231,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Travelzoo Inc.(TZOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) got a boost, shooting up 25 percent to $9.70 following strong Q1 results.

    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares were also up, gaining 9 percent to $64.54 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares climbed 54.2 percent to $1.25 on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) climbed 21.3 percent to $9.40 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) gained 16.5 percent to $4.60.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares rose 11.2 percent to $15.4206 following Q3 results.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) shares rose 11 percent to $15.3289. McDermott issued a release reiterating rejection of Subsea 7's offer.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares gained 9.2 percent to $64.61 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) surged 8.5 percent to $46.00 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) climbed 7.5 percent to $107.22 after reporting Q1 results.
    Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNA) rose 6.1 percent to $14.78. B. Riley initiated coverage on Allena Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.6 percent to $102.90 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 4.5 percent to $17.03 following strong Q1 results.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 4.2 percent to $22.20 after reporting Q1 results.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares jumped 56.69 percent to close at $1.27 on Wednesday on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 26.84 percent to close at $37.10. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) climbed 25.56 percent to close at $10.61.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) gained 24.7 percent to close at $9.75 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) shares climbed 19.24 percent to close at $4.71.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 18.73 percent to close at $18.64.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 18.28 percent to close at $5.89. Genprex expanded its operations to Cambridge, Mass.
    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) rose 13.92 percent to close at $2.70 following Q1 results.
    Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY) shares surged 13.57 percent to close at $23.85 after reporting Q1 results.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) shares rose 12.5 percent to close at $4.14 on Wednesday.
    USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) jumped 11.24 percent to close at $106.85 following Q1 results.
    SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) rose 11.16 percent to close at $16.24 after the company reported Q4 results and agreed to sell and leaseback eight distribution centers for an aggregate purchase price of $483 million.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares gained 10.74 percent to close at $15.36 following Q3 results.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) rose 9.15 percent to close at $46.28 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares climbed 8.49 percent to close at $64.18 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) gained 8.2 percent to close at $107.94 af
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    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares were also up, gaining 8 percent to $64.01 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media stories about Intec Pharma (NASDAQ:NTEC) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Intec Pharma earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.6707447165993 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What

There is a lot of noise in the stock market. Every day, discrete events send stocks up and down. These discrete events can be company-specific, like earnings reports, murmurs about mergers and acquisitions, analyst upgrades and downgrades, or investor presentations. Those discrete events can also be macro-related, including economic data or geopolitical news.

Nonetheless, every day, multiple events happen, causing the stock market volatility that we’ve been seeing from day to day.

Day traders would be wise to continue paying attention to each and every crackle of noise in this market. Long-term investors, however, will find it in their best interest to ignore that noise.

With that in mind, here is a list of 25 stocks that should, regardless of near-term noise, head significantly higher over the next several years due to secular growth tailwinds. 

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Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Apple Inc. (AAPL) apple stockSource: Yuanbin Du Via Flickr

It is only fitting that this list starts with the biggest publicly traded company in the world, Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL).

Apple got to this point ($930 billion market cap) by selling the world a ton of iPhones, iPads and Mac computers. But that business is drying up. Everyone who wants an iPhone, iPad or Mac already has one, so there aren’t really any new buyers in the market. Instead, Apple just gets the upgrade buyers every year.

Bears think this is a problem. But it’s not. Apple is shifting from consumer technology company to software technology company. Through various software services like iCloud, Apple Music, Apple Pay and the App Store, Apple is starting to monetize its massive iOS ecosystem. These software revenues are higher margin than the hardware revenues, and they are also more predictable (most of the money comes from subscriptions), so Apple is actually turning into a company with higher margins and more predictable revenue streams.

As this transformation plays out over the next several years, AAPL stock will head higher. The stock is pretty cheap on its face, trading at just 16-times forward earnings, and there is a bunch of cash on the balance sheet that will be weaponized over the next several years in the form of dividends, buybacks and acquisitions.

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Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Axon Enterprise Inc (AAXN) Source: Axon

Although it is lesser known than Apple, Axon Enterprise Inc (NASDAQ:AAXN) is undergoing a similar transition from largely a hardware company to a software and hardware company.

Axon was formerly known as Taser International, and the business used to be selling tasers and other smart weapons to law enforcement agencies around the world. While selling all those tasers, the company also developed body cameras and accompanying cloud solutions to help store and analyze law enforcement data.

Because the company saw the writing on the wall that this body camera and cloud business was the future, they rebranded as Axon last year, and decided to give away a body camera for free to every police officer in the U.S. in an attempt to win over body camera and cloud contracts.

That plan has worked out beautifully. Now, essentially everyone who took part in the free trial, is a paying customer of Axon.

This growth story is still in its early stages. Law enforcement agencies globally are outdated. They desperately need a technology makeover. They also desperately need to reduce police shootings and misbehavior, two hot topics which have eroded the public’s trust in police. Axon provides the best-in-class solutions to fix both of those problems.

As such, AAXN stock, which is already up 110% this year, should continue to head higher over the next several years.

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Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) ADBE Stock Has the Right Stuff to Keep the Momentum GoingSource: Shutterstock

One of my favorite cloud companies is Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE).

ADBE dominates a niche part of the cloud that is dedicated to creative solutions. A few years back, the company shifted its business model from selling hardware to selling software, and shifted its core Adobe solutions to the cloud. In doing so, Adobe made its solutions subscription-based, so now consumers would have to pay repeatedly for a product that they used to only pay once for.

Naturally, Adobe users were upset. But that didn’t stop them from paying. They paid the subscription fee because there is essentially no other player in this market that is even close to offering solutions on-par with Adobe.

Consequently, Adobe has marched its way to unrivaled dominance in the creative solutions cloud market. This market is only growing, and Adobe is only growing with it. As such, ADBE stock, which is up more than 70% over the past year, will continue to be an out-performer over the next several years.

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Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Source: Shutterstock

This list would, of course, be incomplete without including perhaps the biggest secular growth giant of them all, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN).

The bears pound on the table about valuation regarding AMZN stock. But those bears must have sore hands, because they’ve been pounding on the table about valuation ever since AMZN was a $300 stock five years ago. Now, Amazon is near $1,600, and its current valuation (200-times trailing earnings) is actually cheaper than its valuation 5 years ago (~1000-times trailing earnings).

That is the beauty of the Amazon growth story. Amazon spends a bunch of money to grow market share in very important secular growth markets, like e-commerce and cloud services. The near-term result is super-charged revenue growth on anemic profitability, and that makes the valuation look absurd.

But then Amazon dominates a secular growth market, peels back those investments, and profitability ramps on what has become a massive revenue base. The long-term result, then, is super-charged revenue growth with super-charged profit growth. That makes the valuation look more reasonable.

Thus, as Amazon continues to grow as a company, AMZN stock will continue to grow into its valuation. Until something major knocks this secular growth company off its winning course, this is a stock to own for the next several years.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) The Safer Way to Play Alibaba StockSource: Shutterstock

Any discussion about Amazon would incomplete without talking about its China counterpart, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA).

For all intents and purposes, Alibaba is the China Amazon. The company dominates the digital commerce scene in China and most of Southeast Asia. They also operate a rapidly growing cloud business. Alibaba is also making huge pushes into offline retail, grocery, smart home, and artificial intelligence. Essentially, anything that Amazon is doing in the U.S., Alibaba is doing on the other side of the Pacific Ocean.

That makes Alibaba an equally big growth company as Amazon. In fact, Alibaba is actually growing more quickly than Amazon because China’s consumer class is booming right now. This boom should persist, and carry over to other parts of Southeast Asia over the next several years. Therefore, BABA should continue to be a big growth story over the next several years.

Also, Alibaba actually has really high margins considering its big-growth nature (adjusted EBITDA margins in core commerce were 43% last quarter). That means that this big revenue growth story already has big profit growth. That is the type of set-up that leads to a winning stock in a multi-year window.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Baidu Inc (BIDU) Baidu Inc stock bidu stockSource: Shutterstock

Another hyper-growth China internet company that should out-perform over the next several years is Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU).

Just like Alibaba is the China Amazon, Baidu is the China Google. And as the China Google, Baidu has become part of the underlying fabric of the internet in China and Southeast Asia. Thus, as internet usage continues to expand in those still developing and urbanizing markets, Baidu will benefit from higher usage and deeper engagement.

Moreover, digital advertising, which is Baidu’s core business, is booming in China. Roughly 5 years ago, less than 20% of total ad dollars in China went to digital channels. Now, nearly 60% of all ad dollars go to digital sites. Plus, the overall ad market is growing at a high single-digit pace, implying huge growth for the digital advertising segment.

Baidu is a key player in that red-hot digital advertising market in China, and as such, should be set-up for long-term success. The company also has tangential growth drivers through cloud and smart home, neither of which are priced into BIDU stock at current levels (the stock trades at just 25-times forward earnings).

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Walt Disney Co (DIS) Walt Disney Co Stock Is Due for a Magical Run HigherSource: Shutterstock

Most of the stocks on this list have a history of success over the past several years, but not Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS). Owning largely to cord-cutting headwinds and persistent pain at the company’s ESPN segment, DIS stock is actually down 5% over the past three years.

The good news is that these headwinds are starting to move into the rear-view mirror. Disney is making an all-out push into the streaming world. Part 1 happened just a few weeks ago with the launch of ESPN+, which is essentially an on-demand, streaming version of ESPN with exclusive content. Part 2 will happen next year, when Disney launches its own Netflix-like service with Disney content.

Because Disney owns the best content in the world (think Stars Wars, Marvel, Pixar, Disney originals, and potentially even assets from Fox), Disney’s streaming service will be met with very high demand. At that point in time, Disney’s cord-cutting pain will take a backseat to what will be red-hot subscriber growth through Disney’s streaming service. DIS stock, which trades at just 14-times forward earnings, could explode higher on a positive sentiment shift.

Moreover, sports gambling is legal now. ESPN will certainly become a big player in what will be a large and growing sports betting market in the U.S. As that market grows, ESPN will find a way to grow with it.

All in all, despite its under-performance over the past several years, DIS stock will be a big winner over the next several years as certain tailwinds gain traction and offset current headwinds.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Facebook Inc (FB) fb stock facebookSource: Shutterstock

If you want the long and detailed explanation about why to buy Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), read here. Otherwise, here’s the short of it.

Facebook shook off what was its worst PR incident in company history with the Cambridge Analytica scandal and proceeded to report arguably its best quarter ever. That is a testament to not only how good management handled the situation, but also how powerful the Facebook machine has become.

This power comes in many forms. Everyone has a Facebook account (essentially 2 out of every 3 people in the world who can have a Facebook account, do have a Facebook account). That number could move closer towards 3 out of 3 considering that Facebook’s user growth remains very strong in geographies with low internet penetration.

Moreover, because of this massive size, Facebook can replicate essentially any internet-based business and successfully operate it at scale (think Instagram Stories and WhatsApp Status, or even think Messenger, which is just a messaging component the company added to Facebook). Also because of its massive size, Facebook’s advertiser demand is sky-high, and that demand will only grow once Messenger and WhatsApp get started on monetization.

Then there is everything else happening at Facebook outside of the core social networking apps. There is Facebook Watch, which could be huge in the streaming space, and Facebook Workplace, which could be huge in the enterprise social networking market. There is also Facebook Marketplace and the build-out of native payments capability, both of which could quickly turn Facebook into an e-commerce marketplace.

All together, there are many, many reasons why FB stock is a must-own for the next several years. Considering the still cheap valuation (less than 25-times forward earnings), FB stock could be a big winner in a multi-year window.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Fortinet Inc (FTNT) Source: Dennis van Zuijlekom via Flickr

One of the best markets to gain exposure to over the next several years is cybersecurity. As everything goes online, including both important and valuable data, that data will need to be secured and protected. Thus, demand for cybersecurity solutions will only soar over the next several years.

One of the best investments in this space is Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ:FTNT). Fortinet is a really big, really strong cybersecurity company. Revenue growth over the past five years at Fortinet has run in the 20%-plus range, a sign that demand for the company’s solutions is both strong and stable. Most recently, the company reported 17% revenue growth, yet another sign that demand isn’t slowing by all that much despite increasing scale.

FTNT stock is a bit pricey at nearly 40-times forward earnings. But considering the secular growth prospects of the company and its strong track record of robust revenue growth, a 40-times forward multiple seems reasonable.

Thus, while FTNT stock might run up against some valuation friction in the near-term, this stock is a long-term winner due to its leadership positioning in a secular growth market with increasing necessity.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Alphabet Inc (GOOG) google stockSource: Shutterstock

Of all the FANG names, Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is currently the weakest. Digital advertising revenue growth remains robust, but the shift to mobile is hurting margins because Google search wasn’t designed for mobile, so click-through rates are lower. Moreover, margins are being dragged down even further by Google’s big investments into cloud, smart home, and AI.

The near-term result is that while revenue growth remains robust, profit growth is weak. That has left GOOG stock range-bound in the $1,000 to $1,200 range for the past several months.

Longer-term, though, this stock will head considerably higher.

Revenue growth will never be a problem for this company. Google search is part of the underlying fabric of the internet, so as long as internet usage continues to increase, Google’s ad business will grow at a robust rate. Meanwhile, Google Cloud and smart home are still ramping. Plus, Waymo is getting ready to launch a self-driving car service, and this could be the beginning of Waymo generating billions of dollars in revenues.

Margin growth will also come back into the picture soon. Google’s core ad margins will remain pressured by the mobile shift. But eventually, those big investments into cloud, AI, and self-driving will peel back, and be replaced by super-charged revenue growth. That will lead to margin expansion and super-charged profit growth.

Thus, while GOOG stock is seemingly stuck in neutral right now, this won’t last forever. Eventually, margin compression will end, and GOOG stock will break higher.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: GrubHub Inc (GRUB) 3 Reasons to Be Cautious About GRUB StockSource: Shutterstock

The at-home economy has arrived.

Whereas we used to go shopping at the mall, we are now more frequently shopping at home through Amazon. Whereas we used to go to the movie theater, we are now more frequently watching movies at home through Netflix.

Along these same lines, whereas we used to go out and eat, we are now more frequently ordering food online and having it delivered to our doorstep through apps like GrubHub Inc (NYSE:GRUB).

Because of this parallel, GRUB is somewhat on the same growth trajectory as NFLX and AMZN. Indeed, revenue growth at GRUB is currently bigger than revenue growth at NFLX and AMZN, and GRUB stock has outperformed both NFLX and AMZN stock over the past year.

GRUB won’t ever get a hundred billion-plus valuation like NFLX and AMZN because it is attacking a much smaller market, and that market has a lot more competition. But the company is in the right space of online food ordering and delivery, and is powered by the right growth drivers as at-home economy adoption only accelerates over the next several years.

As such, GRUB stock should be a big winner over the next 3-5 years.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Home Depot Inc (HD) How Home Depot Is Winning With MillennialsSource: Mike Mozart via Flickr (Modified)

Home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) is one of the more stable and secure investments in the market.

The company is often seen as the heartbeat of the U.S. economy. So long as the U.S. economy is healthy, HD will report good numbers and the stock will head higher. Considering that the U.S. economic growth outlook is only improving and that HD continues to report robust numbers, it looks like HD stock will continue to be a winner for at least the next 2-3 years.

Beyond that, of course, HD stock is susceptible to a big pullback if the U.S. economy goes sour. But even back in 2008, the stock’s peak-to-trough decline wasn’t worse than the market’s peak-to-trough decline (both fell about 50%).

Thus, in a worst-case scenario, I see HD stock as market-performer over the next several years. In a best-case (and more likely) scenario, HD stock should be able to continue to deliver out-sized returns to shareholders.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: iRobot Corporation (IRBT) Why the Rebound in IRBT Stock Will ContinueSource: Shutterstock

The robots are coming, and there isn’t a better way to play this robot revolution on the consumer front than iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT).

iRobot is the company behind the ultra-popular Roomba robotic vacuum. Adoption of the Roomba has soared over the past several years as adoption rates of robotic vacuums in the U.S. have gone from zero up to roughly 10%. That is why IRBT’s revenue growth has remained resiliently above 20% despite increasing scale.

But adoption rates are still only at 10%. Because robotic vacuums are simply automation (they take a simple human task and delegate it to a robot), adoption rates of these machines will continue to march higher over the next several years. As such, IRBT should be able to keep growing revenues at a 20%-plus clip.

The only risk here is competition. Competition, though, has been a risk for IRBT for several quarters now, and it has yet to show up in the numbers. Instead, as competition has supposedly increased, IRBT’s revenue growth trajectory has actually improved while gross margins have headed considerably higher.

All in all, IRBT stock will head higher over the next several years as consumer robotics adoption goes mainstream.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: JD.Com Inc (JD) JD Stock Is Sitting at Make-or-Break SupportSource: Daniel Cukier via Flickr

China e-retail giant JD.Com Inc(ADR) (NASDAQ:JD) has fallen on tough times recently, with the stock dropping nearly 30% off its early 2018 highs.

But the near-term concerns seem unnecessarily short-sighted. Margins are in retreat in the near-term because the company is investing big in order to grow its business. Namely, JD wants to expand its e-retail operations globally, make a big push into offline retail, automate its warehouses, and become a big player in the AI space.

Those are good investments that should yield positive long-term results. Thus, bears freaking out over near-term margin compression as a result of good investments seem to be missing the big picture.

In the big picture, JD is following in the footsteps of Amazon, which is big revenue growth on anemic profits, followed by big revenue growth accompanied by big profit growth. Eventually, JD’s big investment era will end, and margins will ramp higher on a considerably larger revenue base. At that point in time, earnings will roar higher and power a long-term upward trajectory in JD stock.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) Mcdonald's stockSource: Shutterstock

When it comes to the fast casual food sector, nobody does it better than McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD).

It seems every other QSR chain, from Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) to Subway to Taco Bell to all those poke and super-food shops, lives and dies by the trend. When the QSR trend is in their favor, they do well. And when it’s not, they don’t do well.

MCD is exempt from this because its biggest value props (price and convenience) don’t trend. Consumers always want price and convenience. McDonald’s dominates on price and convenience. Therefore, consumers continue to go to McDonald’s in great frequency.

It also helps when MCD is on trend. And recently, the company has gotten on-trend by revamping its menu to include healthier, fresher options that are more in-line with today’s health-conscious consumer.

Overall, due to its unparalleled value prop in price and convenience, MCD will continue to dominate the QSR space, and MCD stock will keep heading higher.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Momo Inc (MOMO) The Rally in Momo Stock Has More Runway AheadSource: Shutterstock

What is the internet without online dating?

Momo Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:MOMO), China’s big online dating platform, would argue that it isn’t much. And they’d be right. Although only 1 in every 10 U.S. adults had used online dating as of 2016, that number was nearly 25% for teenagers in 2015 (and is presumably way higher today). Clearly, the youth are using online dating, and that means that online dating is indeed a big part of the future internet.

That is good news for Momo. The company is behind the dominant online dating platform in China. Therefore, as China internet usage surges and the Chinese internet landscape starts to look and act like the U.S. internet landscape, online dating in China will turn into a big growth industry.

Indeed, this is already happening. Momo reported revenue growth of nearly 60% last quarter.

These big growth prospects, however, are being materially undervalued by the market. MOMO stock trades at just 16-times forward earnings, a multiple which doesn’t match up with its 60% revenue growth.

As such, MOMO stock is a case of big growth converging on a discounted valuation, a pairing which should propel significant share price out-performance over the next several years.

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Long-Term Buy 17: Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) netflix stockSource: Shutterstock

By now, it should be clear that Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) is marching towards world domination of the entertainment industry.

Back in 2011, Netflix split apart its DVD and streaming businesses. Everyone cried wolf, and subscribers quit platform en masse. But a year later, cable television viewership in the U.S. peaked. And seven years later, Netflix has 56 million streaming subscribers in the U.S. and 125 million globally.

Clearly, Netflix is doing something right.

That something right is delivering a whole bunch of quality content to consumers in an on-demand, multiple-screen fashion, and doing so at a very a low price point. In this sense, Netflix’s streaming services enhance the two most important things to consumers, price and convenience.

Because of its enhanced price and convenience value prop, Netflix will continue to grow its subscriber base at a robust rate until a majority of TV households around the world have a Netflix subscription. Moreover, because Netflix so so cheap, the company has a lot of wiggle room to raise prices, thereby boosting revenues and margins.

All in all, Netflix has two huge growth drivers over the next several years through global adoption and price hikes. The combination of those two growth drivers will propel NFLX stock higher in a multi-year window.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Nike Inc (NKE) Despite the Markets Seeing Red, NKE Stock Could Rally 20%Source: Shutterstock

Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) has long reigned as the king of the athletic retail industry.

The company’s dominance has been threatened time and time again over the past several decades, most recently by adidas, but each threat proves to be fleeting. The end result is that Nike continues to remain king of athletic retail.

This will continue over the next several years. Not only does Nike have a robust athlete portfolio in the critical big-growth basketball and soccer markets, but the company is also pivoting towards becoming more of a lifestyle brand with universal appeal, not just a performance brand with athlete appeal. This transition will only expand Nike’s market leadership position, and make the brand more appealing to more consumers.

Granted, NKE stock has had a run-up recently, and is pushing up against some valuation barriers (30-times forward earnings is a pretty big multiple for this stock). But near-term valuation friction aside, NKE stock should out-perform in a multi-year window due to its unparalleled leadership position in a big-growth and big-demand athletic retail market.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Nvidia Corporation (NVDA) NVIDIA Stock (NVDA) Won't Stay Down Long After Shocking AnalystsSource: Shutterstock

The company with perhaps the broadest exposure to multiple nascent secular growth markets over the next several years is Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA).

NVIDIA makes the chips which power tomorrow’s world. These chips are used in everything from artificial intelligence to cloud data-centers to automation to high-end gaming to high-performance computing. Because of this, NVDA has exposure to multiple markets that have big growth potential over the next 5-10 years. That gives NVDA stock a big and diverse multi-year growth trajectory.

NVDA stock does, however, trade as if that is the case. The stock features a greater than 30-times forward earnings multiple, which is pretty big. But in the context of the company’s exposure to multiple high-growth markets, that 30-times forward multiple doesn’t seem so big.

All in all, over the next several years, NVDA stock will continue to be a winner as investment into AI, data-centers, and automation accelerates.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Palo Alto Networks (PANW)

One of my favorite sayings in the market these days is, “Another day, another hack, another reason to buy a cybersecurity stock” .

But that saying could just as easily read, “Another day, another hack, another reason to buy Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW)”.

In other words, Palo Alto Networks is so big and so good at what they do that the company may as well be a substitute for the entire cybersecurity space. The company not only dominates the cybersecurity space, but that dominance comes with a consistent track record of 20%-plus revenue growth and healthy operating margin expansion.

This growth will continue. PANW’s customer base continues to grow at an absurd rate, while revenue growth continues to run at a 20%-plus rate. Sustained sizable growth in both user base and revenues illustrates that PANW is fully reaping the secular tailwinds pushing forth cybersecurity solution adoption globally.

Over the next several years, this strong growth will lead to PANW stock heading materially higher.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Proofpoint Inc (PFPT)

Cybersecurity company Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT) isn’t as big as the other cybersecurity giants on this list. But what Proofpoint lacks in size, it makes up for in growth.

Proofpoint isn’t like the Palo Alto Networks of today. It isn’t big, nor does it operate at 20% operating margins, nor is it the poster-child for the entire cybersecurity space.But Proofpoint is like the Palo Alto Networks of yesterday. The smaller version that was growing at 50% per year and expanding margins from 7% to 20%.

Last quarter, Proofpoint reported revenue growth of 40%. That is a big number. It is also bigger than the revenue growth the company reported the quarter before that (36%).This year, Proofpoint expects revenues to grow by 37%. That is the same growth rate as last year. It is also the same growth rate the company has maintained for the past five years.

In other words, this massive 30-40% revenue growth story isn’t slowing down at all. Meanwhile, operating margins are also ramping higher, and are expected to reach 14% by 2020.

In totality, PFPT has PANW written all over it. PANW stock has gone from $40 to $200 over the past 5 years. A similar rally could be in store for PFPT stock over the next 5 years.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Shopify Inc (SHOP) 3 Reasons Shopify Stock Can Rally Almost 20% to $170Source: Shopify via Flickr

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Few stocks in the market are supported by as powerful of a growth narrative as e-commerce solutions provider Shopify Inc (NYSE:SHOP).

The whole world is moving towards decentralization. Technology companies are taking power from the few, giving it to the many, and creating systems that optimally pair supply with demand. And its working.

Uber did this in the transportation industry. Airbnb did this in the accommodations space. YouTube has done in this in the entertainment world, while Netflix has done this in the content production realm. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat… all of those have done that in the information world.

Now, Shopify is decentralizing the digital commerce space. The company provides digital commerce tools which allow anyone to sell anything online. In the same way that Uber said anyone can drive and make money and that Airbnb said that anyone can rent out living space and make money, Shopify is saying that anyone can run a e-commerce shop and make money.

This is the future of e-commerce. And Shopify is spearheading it. As such, SHOP stock should be a big winner over the next several years.

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Long-Term Buy 23: Tencent Holding (TCEHY) Insider Selling Concerns Just Created a Buying Opportunity in TCEHY StockSource: Shutterstock

The China internet growth narrative it still in its infancy relative to the U.S. internet growth narrative. Quite simply, U.S. internet adoption rates are right around 90%, while China internet adoption rates are still below 40%.

That means there is still a ton of growth left until China’s internet landscape is fully saturated like the U.S. internet landscape.

With that in mind, why wouldn’t you want to invest in China’s Facebook? TENCENT HOLDING/ADR (OTCMKTS:TCEHY), often labeled as China’s Facebook due to its billion user WeChat/Weixin app, is a hyper-growth company with broad exposure to China’s booming internet landscape.

That wast most evident in the company’s recent quarterly results, wherein revenues increased by 48% year-over-year, operating profits increased by 59% year-over-year, and net profits increased by 65% year-over-year.

Because of the still low internet penetration rates in China, this big growth supporting TCEHY is here to stay. Consequently, TCEHY stock will remain a big winner over the next several years.

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Long-Term Buy 24: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc (TTWO) 'Fortnite' Isn't a Threat to TTWO StockSource: Shutterstock

The video game is red-hot right now for two reasons.

First, video game publishers are figuring out how to optimally squeeze more money out of each video game buyer. Before, video game publishers used to make money on the physical video game sale. Now, video game publishers are making money on the physical video game sale, as well as through embedded micro-transactions. Thus, average revenue per each video game player is actually increasing by a lot right now.

Second, the video game industry is being injected with some cool next-gen technology. The most obvious example of this is the Nintendo Switch, which caused an unprecedented rise in video game demand last year.

Both of these tailwinds will persist. Micro-transactions will only grow in popularity over the next several years, while next-gen technology like VR/AR have yet to fully hit the video game world. Plus, the whole eSports category provides a strong tailwind. Because of this, video game stocks remain top investments over the next several years.

In this world, my top pick is Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc (NASDAQ:TTWO). The company has an exceptionally robust product portfolio that includes games like Grand Theft Auto which have enduring demand. TTWO is also the king of micro-transactions, and makes a bunch of its money through in-game purchases.

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Long-Term Buy 25: Weibo Corp (WB) Digital Ad Growth Should Push WB Stock to $200Source: Shutterstock

A lot of people call Weibo Corp (ADR) (NASDAQ:WB) the Chinese Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), but Weibo would probably be offended by the comparison. After all, Weibo has nearly 25% more users than Twitter.

But Twitter has a bigger market cap.

That doesn’t make much sense. Twitter’s larger market cap is simply a result of bigger revenues. But those bigger revenues are the result of higher ARPU, which is the result of the U.S. digital ad market being bigger and more complete than the China digital ad market.

Eventually, China’s digital ad market will be significantly bigger and just as complete as the U.S. digital ad market. At that point in time, Weibo’s ARPU should be on-par with, if not greater than, Twitter’s ARPU. Considering Weibo’s user base is 25% larger, that should translate to at least 25% higher revenues and a 25% bigger valuation.

Because of this, WB stock should remain a big winner over the next several years.

As of this writing, Luke Lango was long AAPL, ADBE, AMZN, BABA, BIDU, DIS, FB, GOOG, HD, IRBT, JD, MCD, MOMO, PANW, S

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019

Denali Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: DNLI) entered the markets with a bang on Friday. In its initial public offering (IPO), the company priced its 13.89 million shares at $18 apiece, within the expected range of $17 to $19 per share. There is an overallotment option for an additional 2.08 million shares. At this price, the entire offering is valued up to $287.5 million.

The underwriters for the offering are Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan and Evercore ISI.

This companys goal is to discover and develop therapeutics to defeat degeneration. Neurodegeneration represents one of the most significant unmet medical needs of this era, with few effective therapeutic options available for patients with Alzheimers disease, Parkinsons disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Management believes the time is right to make a strong and ambitious effort to defeat neurodegeneration. Recent genetic insights are revealing the underlying biology of neurodegeneration and potential drug targets while enabling better patient selection, similar to how genetic insights have transformed the field of oncology. Identifying and selecting targets based on validated genetic drivers of neurodegeneration is a core principle of its strategy.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Clarke(t)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    FAANG stocks are attempting to rebound today after a brutal sell-off hit the Nasdaq components Tuesday. The social media giant Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) will report earnings after the bell, but it’s likely that analysts are more interested in the company’s ongoing response to a data scandal that rocked investor sentiment and spurred privacy fears during the first quarter. Wall Street forecasts EPS of $1.36 on top of $11.45 billion in revenue.
    Right now, the 10-year interest rate is sitting on the border of 3%. And this news has many investors jittery about the impact on the stock market and the broader economy. Of course, many people forget that interest rates remain historically low for this stage of an economic expansion. And inflation targets remain stubbornly elusive for members of the U.S. Federal Reserve. The truth is that investors have little to worry about regarding interest rates. Instead, they should listen to Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, who offered his insight to Fox Business Network earlier this week. Here’s what Keith had to say.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TWTR, CS, GE
    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is under pressure to fire its auditor of 109 years, KPMG (for perspective, GE began its longtime relationship with KPMG a year after the first Model-T was built). Shareholder rights firms Glass-Lewis and Institutional Shareholder Services are spearheading the change and will push for adjustments during the firm’s annual shareholder meeting. The move comes after a calamitous year for GE, which saw the company become the worst-performing Dow component of 2017.
    Twitter Inc. (NYSE TWTR) will lead a very busy day of earnings reports. The social media giant is expected to report EPS of $0.12 on top of $609.8 million in revenue.
    Shares inCredit Suisse(ADR) (NYSE: CS) rallied more than 4% today after the Swiss financial giant beat earnings expectations before the bell. This was a significant milestone for Cr

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    IPG Investment Advisors LLC lifted its position in shares of AT&T (NYSE:T) by 32.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 19,650 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,800 shares during the quarter. IPG Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in AT&T were worth $764,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Thus, when investors think of T-Mobile’s competition, the first companies that come to mind are probably AT&T (NYSE:T), Verizon (NYSE:VZ), and Sprint (NYSE:S). But in the press release announcing T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint, T-Mobile CEO John Legere said, “There are now at least 7 or 8 big competitors.”

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    There are times when having an intensely negative outlook on a company’s future is more than justified. However, scooping up stocks that have fallen out of favor can also create huge upside over the long term — provided you’re picking the right ones. Read on to see why AT&T (NYSE:T), PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP), and General Motors (NYSE:GM)are beaten-down dividend stocks that are worth adding to your portfolio.

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    Of course T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S) have reportedly restarted merger talks, joining forces to take on Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T) makes perfect sense.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: E*TRADE Financial Corporation(ETFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    New York State Teachers Retirement System cut its position in shares of E-Trade (NASDAQ:ETFC) by 1.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 501,653 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 4,970 shares during the quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System owned about 0.19% of E-Trade worth $27,797,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    The cryptocurrency market lacks a company that combines currency mining and currency exchange, Dede said. No companies are creating ties between digital currency exchanges and mainstream consumer-focused brokerages, such as TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: AMTD) and E*TRADE Financial Corp (NASDAQ: ETFC), he said. 

  • [By David Zeiler]

    In just three years, Robinhood’s customer base has surpassed that of entrenched online brokerage E*Trade Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: ETFC), which spent 35 years accumulating 3.6 million customers.

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    On Thursday, Cramer said he’ll be listening what PPG (PPG) has to say about commodity price inflation, while E-Trade Financial (ETFC) will provide insight into the state of the individual investor.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    E-Trade (NASDAQ:ETFC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.09. E-Trade had a net margin of 28.40% and a return on equity of 11.64%. The firm had revenue of $708.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $686.31 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.48 earnings per share. E-Trade’s quarterly revenue was up 28.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that E-Trade will post 3.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Stock and cryptocurrency trading app Robinhood announced it now has 4 million users, more than E*TRADE Financial Corp (NASDAQ: ETFC). Co-CEO Baiju Bhatt said “Robinhood Crypto,” which launched in April, has been a contributor to its recent growth. Robinhood has no investment minimums, maximums or withdrawal limits for its crypto trading.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Biglari Holdings Inc.(BH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) were down 20 percent to $339.00. Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Biglari Holdings (NYSE:BH)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $195.09 and last traded at $197.24, with a volume of 16566 shares. The stock had previously closed at $209.09.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Black Stone Minerals, L.P.(BSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Grifols, S.A.(GRFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Financial Gravity Companies Inc. raised its stake in shares of Grifols (NASDAQ:GRFS) by 264.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 13,862 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,054 shares during the quarter. Financial Gravity Companies Inc.’s holdings in Grifols were worth $282,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Grifols (NASDAQ:GRFS) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Gogo Inc.(GOGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market dealt with continued volatility on Tuesday, with investors uncertain how to react to a mix of earnings and geopolitical news. Throughout most of the day, market participants were trying to predict whether the Trump administration would move forward with its plans to withdraw the U.S. from the nuclear deal with Iran, and major benchmarks stayed in a relatively tight range with a downward bias during the morning and early afternoon. After the expected announcement, the Dow fell to a triple-digit loss late in the afternoon, but it recovered by the end of the session. Adding to the gloominess was bad news regarding some key individual stocks. DISH Network (NASDAQ:DISH), Gogo (NASDAQ:GOGO), and Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE:HTZ) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

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    Gogo Inc (Nasdaq: GOGO) reported record quarterly results in February with revenue up 18% over last year’s fourth quarter. The company missed high expectations for earnings, sending shares tumbling towards a 52-week low. Short sellers have piled on selling 53% of shares available and pushing the cover ratio up to 16 days.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: SuperCom, Ltd.(SPCB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

     

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Kronos Worldwide Inc(KRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares ofKronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO) plunged on Wednesday after the company announced first-quarter 2018 results. The titanium dioxide manufacturer reported strong growth compared to the year-ago period thanks to the continued surge in selling prices. Revenue was up 16% and net income nearly doubled relative to the first quarter of 2017. How can Wall Street be displeased with that?

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Farmer Brothers Company(FARM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Farmer Brothers (NASDAQ:FARM) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $23.60 and last traded at $24.15, with a volume of 728 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $23.70.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: BlackRock, Inc.(BLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    BlackRock Inc. (BLK) , the world’s largest publicly traded money manager, said first-quarter profit surged 27% as investors continued to pour money into its iShares exchange-traded funds at the expense of mutual-fund firms focused on active stock-picking.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The price of Bitcoin surged more than 17% to top $8,000 in a rapid move that surprised many investors this morning. The sudden rally appears to be the result of a short squeeze, according to CNBC contributor Brian Kelly. This means that investors who had been betting on a decline in the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency had been forced to jump back and buy the currency again. A lot of people have been betting on a decline in the price of Bitcoin heading toward the April 17 tax deadline. The expectation is that many people will need to sell their Bitcoin in order to raise cash to meet tax obligations. Here’s our latest daily insight on why the Bitcoin bear market may end very soon.
    Markets gains have been capped by concerns about the latest news out of the Federal Reserve. On Wednesday, minutes from the Fed’s most recent meeting indicated that policy makers are prepared to raise interest rates several more times in the coming months in order to stave off concerns about inflation.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: BLK, FB, DAL
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    The stock of Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has climbed more than 6% since Tuesday. Investors cheered the testimony of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who appeared before Congress for two days to discuss his company’s privacy policies. The CEO and his firm have been under intense scrutiny since news broke that 87 million user accounts had been accessed without permission by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 election season. The firm had ties to President Trump’s campaign.
    Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) reported ea

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As Comcast Torpedoes Disney’s Fox Deal, Which Stocks Emerge a Buy?

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOXA) is getting a lot of attention these days from two entertainment powerhouses. First, Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) offered an all-stock deal for most of Fox’s film, television, cable channels and National Geographic and FX properties, as well as its regional sports networks. Then, after the Fox board approved the terms of the deal, cable giant Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) — and owner of NBC and Universal — rolled in and dropped an all-cash offer on the table that’s worth more than the Disney bid.

Fox says it is committed to pursuing the deal with Disney and prefers an all-stock offer for tax reasons, but its fiduciary responsibility to its shareholders means that it will do its due diligence on the Comcast deal.

Both DIS and CMCSA are similarly sized firms, both with market caps around $150 billion. Disney has a much bigger brand and global presence and many of Fox’s parts are very good fits with Disney strengths, and can also help with some of its weaknesses.

For example, the all-sports network ESPN has been a millstone around Disney’s neck for a while now. But infusing it with Fox sports networks and gaining access to British broadcaster Sky would certainly add eyeballs — and revenue — for European soccer, rugby and cricket, and international tournaments.

Also, British authorities won’t let a Fox-Disney merger go through unless Sky is part of the deal.

On the theatrical side, Fox and Disney, according to The Guardian, accounted for 45% of box office sales last year. Comcast brought in about 9% of box office sales.

Yet, while that combination is attractive, it may be a red flag for U.S. regulators.

Remember, the AT&T Inc (NYSE: T) and Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX)  merger is still pending. It’s one key reason CMCSA delayed in moving on merger talks with Fox.

Also, bear in mind that Disney has never swallowed any company as big as Fox. That could bring its own challenges trying to integrate two huge international organizations.

Add to all this that FOXA reported earnings yesterday and they were mixed in the sense that while they beat expectations, the results almost across the board were lower than last year. Its television division was hit the hardest.

However, its cable programming was its saving grace. And that is likely the driving force behind CMCSA’s interest in Fox.

For now, however, with two sizable suitors determined to win the attention of Fox, the real winner in the short term will be FOXA. This has all the signs of a bidding war.

With DIS and CMCSA stocks, whether they win or lose this battle – in the boardrooms or the courts – they stand to be buffeted by fickle markets in the short term.

Over the long term, both DIS and CMCSA have powerful positions in their respective markets and whether they get FOXA or not, they should continue to be dominant forces. Also remember, whoever is the winner will have to integrate this big organization and get it running pretty quickly, which is not an easy task.

Louis Navellier is a renowned growth investor. He is the editor of five investing newsletters: Blue Chip Growth, Emerging Growth, Ultimate Growth, Family Trust and Platinum Growth. His most popular service, Blue Chip Growth, has a track record of beating the market 3:1 over the last 14 years. He uses a combination of quantitative and fundamental analysis to identify market-beating stocks. Mr. Navellier has made his proven formula accessible to investors via his free, online stock rating tool, PortfolioGrader.com. Louis Navellier may hold some of the aforementioned securities in one or more of his newsletters.

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Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019

St. Helier, Y9, based Investment company Contrarius Investment Management Ltd buys Gilead Sciences Inc, Teck Resources, Tegna Inc, Liberty Formula One Group, Boston Beer Co Inc, International Business Machines Corp, Barrick Gold Corp, Kinross Gold Corp, Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc, Arch Coal Inc, sells Apple Inc, Twitter Inc, Bitauto Holdings, Encana Corp, Western Digital Corp during the 3-months ended 2017-03-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Contrarius Investment Management Ltd. As of 2017-03-31, Contrarius Investment Management Ltd owns 52 stocks with a total value of $1.6 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: TGNA, FWONK, SAM, IBM, DIS, GES, KORS, SODA, Added Positions: GILD, TECK, ABX, KGC, DO, ARCH, VIAB, MYGN, BEN, FCX, Reduced Positions: AAPL, TWTR, BITA, ECA, RIG, NOV, VALEPR, JD, ESV, AIG, Sold Out: WDC, MOV, MU, ENDP, GPS, QCOM, SHLD,

For the details of Contrarius Investment Management Ltd’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Contrarius+Investment+Management+Ltd

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: Life Storage, Inc. (LSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Life Storage, Inc. (NYSE:LSI) President Kenneth F. Myszka sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.02, for a total value of $910,200.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: CyberArk Software Ltd.(CYBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Nearly 90%of security professionals believe that an enterprise’s IT infrastructure is not fully protected unless its privileged accounts are secured, according to a survey by CyberArk Software Ltd.(NASDAQ:CYBR). This global demand for cybersecurity solutions that safeguard an organization’s most sensitive data is helping to fuel CyberArk’s growth, as evidenced by its strong first-quarterresults.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The short interest at CyberArk Software Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYBR) increased to 1.10 million shares from the previous level of 861,800. Shares were trading at $53.34, within a 52-week range of $39.34 to $55.63.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.(SEAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    We now have the quarterly updates for all five of the country’s leading theme park and regional amusement park operators, and it’s safe to say the first three months of 2018 blew out the same three-month period of 2017. Six Flags (NYSE:SIX), Cedar Fair(NYSE:FUN), andSeaWorld Entertainment(NYSE:SEAS)joined the theme park segments of Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) in posting double-digit revenue growth in the latest quarter.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Investors were ready for SeaWorld Entertainment(NYSE:SEAS)to post its strongest growth in five years on Tuesday morning, and they got a whole lot more. Shares of the marine-life park operator are hitting 11-month highs after the company announced head-turning financial results.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday saw an up-and-down session on Wall Street, with major benchmarks trading on either side of the unchanged mark before finishing the day flat. Many investors kept most of their attention on Washington, where the White House announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the deal that the previous administration made with Iran concerning nuclear development. The withdrawal was largely expected, and although crude oil and other commodities were volatile leading up to the final decision, most other financial markets seemed prepared for the announcement. Even on a lackluster day, some companies had good news that lifted their shares substantially. Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD), Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE:VRX), and SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) have popped today, up by 10% as of 12:20 p.m. EDT, after the company reportedfirst-quarter earnings results. The company enjoyed strong gains in park attendance.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (NYSE: SEAS) and Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.(RKDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Arcadia Biosciences (NASDAQ: RKDA) is one of 22 public companies in the “Agricultural chemicals” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Arcadia Biosciences to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Natural Health Trends Corp (NASDAQ: NHTC) fell 7.8 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after rising 1.46 percent on Friday.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) shares fell 6.6 percent to $11.41 in pre-market trading after climbing 4.18 percent on Friday.
    Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) shares fell 6.2 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after tumbling 11.45 percent on Friday.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) fell 6.1 percent to $7.31 in pre-market trading after declining 3.35 percent on Friday.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) fell 5.6 percent to $28.30 in pre-market trading.
    Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) fell 5.3 percent to $6.06 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.73 percent on Friday.
    Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) shares fell 5.2 percent to $28.60 in pre-market trading. Xerox terminated its transaction agreement with Fujifilm and entered into a new agreement with Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason. JP Morgan downgraded Xerox from Overweight to Neutral.
    Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) fell 5.2 percent to $7.02 in pre-market trading. Cellcom is expected to release Q1 results on May 30, 2018.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) fell 4.5 percent to $74 in pre-market trading.
    Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV) shares fell 4 percent to $4.66 in pre-market trading

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) watched its shares absolutely explode on Wednesday after the firm announced that it reached a couple key milestones. Specifically, the firm said that it achieved two technology milestones in its High Fiber Resistant Starch (RS) Wheat program.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: Clarke(t)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    AT&T Inc. (T) Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson echoed the sentiments of other defense witnesses in the Department of Justice lawsuit to block the telecom’s purchase of Time Warner Inc. (TWX) , in testimony on Thursday. 

  • [By ]

    As Time Warner Inc. (TWX) Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes testified in the trial over the company’s merger with AT&T Inc. (T) , the executive said the government’s arguments are “ridiculous” and did not “make sense.”

  • [By ]

    The first witness that AT&T Inc. (T) and Time Warner Inc. (TWX) called in the legal battle with the Department of Justice testified that an economic model central to the government’s case is “theoretically unsound,” in the U.S. District Court in Washington on Thursday.

  • [By Todd Campbell, Rich Smith, and Timothy Green]

    It’s been shown that dividend-paying stocks outperform their non-dividend-paying peers, so you may be wanting to add some dividend stocks to your portfolio. There are roughly 3,000 dividend-paying companies, though, and that can make picking the right dividend stocks a challenge. To help, we asked some Motley Fool investors what dividend stocks they think are good buys. They recommended Target Corporation(NYSE:TGT), AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), and ExxonMobilCorporation (NYSE:XOM). Read on to see if these stocks are right for you.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: Platinum Group Metals Ltd.(PLG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Platinum Group Metals (TSE:PTM) (NYSE:PLG) traded down 18.2% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as C$0.18 and last traded at C$0.18. 643,238 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 400% from the average session volume of 128,626 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$0.22.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: Guidewire Software, Inc.(GWRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: Brown Forman Corporation(BF.B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Not only is Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) the newest member of the Franchise List, but it is a returning member. Also, the company has begunof the long process of completing a massive purchase of another refining giant. Marathon agreed to buy rival Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV) for $23.3 billion in the biggest-ever deal for an oil refiner. That would create the largest independent fuel maker in the United States.

  • [By ]

    Early that day, Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC) announced it would buy oil refiner Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV) in a $23 billion deal, or roughly $152 per share, a premium of about 24% over Friday’s closing price. Shares immediately rocketed 16% on the news.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Energy was the other S&P sector in the green yesterday, helped by rising oil prices and excitement about the tie up between Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC) and Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV). Devon Energy Corp (NYSE: DVN) was the biggest gainer in the sector, rising more than 5 percent after the company raised its annual production forecast. (See more on oil below.)

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Over the past several quarters, Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) has presented investors with an awfully attractive investment case. While earnings suffered a bit in 2016 and early 2017 from weak refining margins across the U.S., the company continued to churn out cash that it then gave back to investors in the form of sizable dividend increases and stock repurchase plans.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2019: Northwest Natural Gas Company(NWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

3 Hated Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

There are times when having an intensely negative outlook on a company’s future is more than justified. However, scooping up stocks that have fallen out of favor can also create huge upside over the long term — provided you’re picking the right ones. Read on to see why AT&T (NYSE:T), PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP), and General Motors (NYSE:GM)are beaten-down dividend stocks that are worth adding to your portfolio.

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1. AT&T

Telecom giant AT&T reported first-quarter earnings on April 26, and the market was none too pleased with the results. Sales for the period dipped 3.6% year over year to come in at $38.04 billion, missing the average analyst estimate of $39.37 billion. Earnings per share of $0.85 also fell short of the estimate target of $0.87, and the top- and bottom-line misses prompted the company’s biggest intraday share price decline in nearly a decade. By market close, the stock had dipped roughly 7%.

AT&T also reported that it lost 187,000 pay-television subscribers despite growth for its DirecTV Now skinny-bundle service. The company faces pressure amid changes in the television and mobile industries, but opportunities like the expansion of 5G networks and thepending merger with Time Warnergive it avenues via which to growth that I expect will come to fruition. I purchased AT&T shares following the post-earnings sell-off and plan to hold the stock for the long term.

The company now trades at just 10 times this year’s expected earnings and packs a roughly 6% dividend yield. Shareholders can look for AT&T’s payout to continue growing. The telecom leader has a 33-year history of delivering annual dividend raises, and the business’s strong cash flow puts it in good position to deliver slow, but steady payout growth down the line. Even though the company distributed roughly $13 billion in dividend payouts over the last year, its $18 billion in free cash flow over that stretch had it in a good position to keep that streak alive.

With a great yield backed by a solid business and enticing earnings multiples, AT&T is an underappreciated dividend stock that deserves your attention.

2. PepsiCo

PepsiCo has long been a go-to for income-focused investors, so it’s notable that the stock has recently been falling out of favor. Calling it a “hated” stock might seem a bit strange, but a roughly 16% year-to-date decline for the company’s share price suggests it’s not currently held in high esteem.

The shift in sentiment isn’t without cause. Volume for the company’s North American beverages segment fell 3% year over year, and operating income for the unit dipped 22%. It looks like that softness will continue in the near term.While waning domestic soda demand is hurting growth and dampening investor enthusiasm, I think some of the company’s recent struggles have also resulted in the chance to purchase a rock-solid dividend stock at a good price.

The stock trades at roughly 18 times forward earnings estimates and offers a best-in-class dividend pedigree.Shares yield 3.2% at current prices, and the company has a 45-year history of consecutive annual payout growth. With the cost of distributing its payout coming in at a reasonable 64% of trailing free cash flow and dividend growth seemingly baked into the stock’s DNA, shareholders can reasonably expect that next year’s payout will be bigger than the one before.

The company also isn’t standing still in light of recent challenges. To combat its declining soda sales, Pepsi is preparing a sustained advertising push and weighing the possibility of spinning off its bottling operations. Increased advertising may or may not end up being the answer to the soda question, but Pepsi is actually pretty well diversified, and it’s still tinkering to find the right balance across its product lines.

Growth for the company’s Frito Lay division and momentum in emerging markets actually pushed the company to a 2.2% year-over-year organic sales increase in the March-ended quarter despite weakness in domestic beverages. Pepsi appears to be under leadership that understands the issues, and the business is backed by infrastructure advantages and a history of innovation and execution that make me bullish on the long-term outlook.

3. General Motors

Concerns that the North American automobile industry is at the early stages of a downturn and threats of long-term disruption posed by emerging technologies are weighing on General Motors. Shares are down 10% year to date compared to a 1% dip for the S&P 500 index.

Electric vehicles, ride-sharing services, and self-driving cars all present variables for the business, but it seems like General Motors’ innovation initiatives and manufacturing advantages aren’t getting their due. While the market seems to be taking a more cautious outlook onTesla, that reappraisal doesn’t appear to have resulted in increased confidence in GM’s future.

The auto giant has made a lot of smart moves to prepare for new trends in its industry and improve the business since the disastrous impact of the last recession. The company is currently the leader in electric car production and expects to launch 20 new electric vehicles through 2023. It’s also an early leader in the self-driving-technology space and has a significant stake in the ride-sharing market thanks to its roughly 9% ownership stake in Lyft and partnership with Uber.

The cyclical nature of the automotive industry means GM’s profits will see a significant declines if the broader auto market continues to move through a down cycle, but shares look attractively price even with that possibility in mind. The stocktrades at less than six times forward earnings estimates andpacks a roughly 4.1% dividend yield. With the cost of distributing its current payout representing just 24% of trailing earnings, GM looks to be in a good position to continue returning cash to shareholders.

Radcom: Telecom Vendors Say 5G Deployments Poised To Accelerate

If Ive learned one thing as a telecom investor, it is the only certainty is the future is uncertain. In particular, when improved certainty arrives around a common technology path forward in this case, 5G which runs on top of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software-defined Networking (SDN) the other salient uncertainty surrounds the length of the sales cycle in the telecom market. Such is the plight of investing in the telecom sector.

In my view, one way to generate alpha comes when an uncertain future becomes abundantly clear. But it is difficult to stay convicted during a long period of uncertainty where share prices are mired in a range, meanwhile numerous data points suggest significant progress. One must bear the psychological strife of uncertainty until the way forward presents itself. Thats one way to generate excess (or subpar) returns over a long time horizon.

Finally, it appears as if telecom investors are sitting in front of a large, dynamic opportunity as the 5G investment supercycle begins to accelerate in the quarters ahead. To aim for maximum benefit, I prefer the pure-play NFV software players like RADCOM (NASDAQ:RDCM) which stand to asymmetrically benefit because they dont have declining legacy revenue streams from hardware-based 4G products to obfuscate their software growth opportunity. Recall that RADCOM already has AT&T (NYSE:T) and another US top-tier operator (presumably Verizon (NYSE:VZ)) as anchor customers, with a Tier-1 galaxy operator and others finally exiting RADCOMs sales pipeline and entering the commercial deployment phase.

Investors should take note of the 5G opportunity. T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) and Sprint (NYSE:S) very clearly outlined the importance of 5G related to their proposed merger and competitive attack on AT&T (NYSE:T) and Verizon (NYSE:VZ). The combined entity intends to spend $40 billion on 5G technologies and platforms as the number 3 player, so one can imagine the level of investment from larger CSPs over the next several years.

When coupled with recent earnings commentary from large telecom vendors such as Nokia (NYSE:NOK) and Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) regarding the 5G investment cycle, it appears a supercycle could be underway.

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri commented on the Q1 earnings call:

Let me start with market development and you will have seen that we shared an improved view of market conditions in our earnings report. We also said we expect our Networks business to outperform the market. The primary driver for the market improvement is that 5G momentum is building fast. And Nokia is remarkably well positioned as that happens. We now expect meaningful commercial rollouts in the United States to start in the second half of this year followed by large scale commercial deployments in this and other geographies in 2019.

There are three things driving this trend. The first is the ever growing consumer demand for capacity. I have talked to a number of our customers who are straining to meet traffic growth and need the significant capacity increase and lower cost per bit that comes with 5G. The second driver we see for 5G momentum is competition. There is no doubt that operators are looking at their competitors and worrying about potentially facing someone else’s powerful 5G marketing and network performance.

They do not want to be exposed and know they will need to move to address this competitive threat. I would also note that there is competition between countries on 5G with many pushing to be first. The United States and China to be sure, Japan and South Korea but also within the Nordics and the Middle East. The third 5G momentum driver is industrial use cases. While the opportunity here will take longer to develop, we certainly believe the potential is there for enterprises to achieve a step-change in productivity with the use of next generation networks. The interest is real, as just one example. I had dinner the other night with a half dozen CEOs of industrial companies all of whom saw the promise of improving efficiency through the use of dedicated 5G network slices that provide end-to-end security and ultra-low latency.

From a geographical perspective, things really start with North America. Even if we had a soft first quarter in that part of the world, we see excellent momentum building for the second half of this year both for the market and for Nokia. This is not based on expectation alone. It is also based on deals that we are winning and orders that we have already received. As I mentioned earlier, we expect commercial 5G rollouts in North America later this year along with an overall focus on delivering improved mobile broadband network performance in the region. There is of course a risk that operator consolidation could put a slight dampener on our optimistic view, but we would not expect that to fully derail the trends we are seeing.

Then China, our current view is that commercial deployments of 5G will start around the middle of 2019 although we know that if China decides to accelerate, things can change very fast. Current trade tensions add some uncertainty to our business in China. But at this point we expect that prudence will prevail and given the overall market dynamics in China, we do not expect European companies such as Nokia to see an impact within the country.

The Nordics, Japan, South Korea, parts of the Middle East, all can be expected to move fast with 5G as well. In short and recognizing that there are some skeptics we see 5G coming fast and coming big. As this happens, we expect an atypical seasonal trend with softness in the first half of this year offset by a very dynamic second half. And as I said earlier, we are confident that we can outperform a strengthening market and meet our full year guidance.

This is a perfect set up for investors: owning high-quality growth companies ahead of a very dynamic investment cycle that can accelerate revenue and earnings growth. Note too that RADCOM is a technology partner to Nokia.

To put that in perspective for RADCOM, the company guided to $43 to $47 million in 2018 revenue, which I believe is conservative and based only on known revenue as of February 2018. To that end, I believe there is a path to $15-$20 million per year, per customer for its flagship virtual probe, service assurance product MaveriQ as CSPs migrate networks to the cloud. AT&T contributed $24.5 million to RADCOMs revenue in 2017, and I expect for that level of spend to continue as AT&T acquires technology licenses for 5G and RADCOMs new virtual network packet broker.

Given RADCOM already has two anchor customers in North America, and a potential 3rd and 4th on the way in Europe, I think there is a clear path to a $100 million revenue run-rate in the next 18 months or so. Using some simple modeling based on 75% gross margins and $40 million in annual operating costs, Im assuming RADCOM can generate $35 million in pre-tax earnings, or about $2.25 EPS (assuming a 15% tax rate and 13.5 million shares out).

Taking into account RADCOMs apparent pole position in NFV, and the fact incumbents continue to struggle as CSPs rely less on proprietary hardware, in my view, it is becoming more probable that RADCOM will be a strategic acquisition target and I think it could reasonably garner a 40x multiple on the earnings leverage apparent at $100 million in revenue, or a path to $90 per share.

Clearly, many things need to go right, but I still like the risk/reward inherent in RDCM shares at the current $18 price coincident with a dynamic 5G investment cycle on the cusp of unfolding. In other words, the future is uncertain, but I think there is enough upside to compensate investors for bearing that uncertainty. And the moment of truth is getting closer each day.

Disclosure: I am/we are long RDCM.

I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

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When Investing, Sometimes Boring Is Beautiful

The past nine years have truly been incredible for long-term investors. Sure, we endured the steepest bear market decline we’d seen since the early 1930s, but we also subsequently witnessed an approximate quadrupling in the iconic Dow Jones Industrial Average and broad-based S&P 500 over this nine-year stretch.

Yet as investors, we also know that nothing goes up forever. Both the Dow and S&P 500 underwent their first corrections — i.e., a loss of at least 10% from a recent high — in two years in February. What’s more, the Federal Reserve is in the midst of tightening its monetary policy. In plainer terms, interest rates are on the rise, which has a tendency to slow down demand for the relatively cheap loans that have been fueling corporate expansion and acquisitions. A rising rate environment has historically been bad news for the stock market, more often than not.

Boring stocks can make for great investments during turbulent times
So, what’s this mean for investors? It suggests the possibility that higher-growth, buzzier stocks, such as the FANG stocks, which have been go-to investments for years, might struggle to outperform if the U.S. economy slows or the stock market stalls. If a slowdown in growth is on the way — and make no mistake, peaks and troughs in the economic growth cycle are inevitable — the most lucrative investments could turn out to be “boring stocks” with time-tested business models.

What makes a stock boring? Ultimately, that definition is fluid and up to each individual investor. I’d personally define a boring business model as one that lacks flash and surprises. You as the investor know exactly what to expect year in and year out, with slow but steady growth being delivered on the top and bottom lines. Boring stocks also tend to offer above-average dividend yields, since their businesses are mature and often lack the ability to grow beyond the mid-single-digits from one year to the next, even with substantial reinvestment.

These boring stocks are often forgotten when the stock market is off to the races as their returns struggle to match the numbers from buzzier names like Facebook or Amazon, which offer a stronger growth rate. Yet, boring stocks tend to be less volatile during corrections and bear markets thanks to their steadier business models and predictable cash flow. They’re arguably the truest examples of set-it-and-forget-it investments.

Are these time-tested stocks right for you?
Right now, four of these so-called boring stocks are valued at fundamental levels we haven’t seen in years. Might these stocks be the key to thriving during the next bear market?

AT&T
Telecom and content provider AT&T (NYSE:T) dove more than 4% — a big move for this low-volatility stock — last week after its first-quarter results modestly missed expectations. While the company has been adding postpaid wireless subscribers and grown its DirecTV streaming service, it’s still witnessed a small decline in linear video subscribers as telecom peers have looked to undercut its pricing.

Yet, following its post-earnings decline, AT&T’s forward P/E of 9.5 would be its lowest level since 2010. It’s also now sporting a delectable and sustainable 6% dividend yield, which is close to three times the average yield of the S&P 500. Reinvesting this dividend, assuming a static share price, would double your money in about 12 years.

AT&T certainly doesn’t offer flash, but it controls about a third of domestic wireless market share, and it has worked to grow DirecTV’s streaming business following its acquisition of the satellite content provider in 2015. Further, investments being made in next-generation 5G wireless networks could provide the next long-term growth spark for AT&T.

Procter & Gamble
Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), the company behind Tide detergent and Crest toothpaste, among dozens of other owned brand-name consumer products, has struggled in recent quarters as online competitors like Amazon eat into traditional brick-and-mortar businesses and pressure the pricing of brand-name goods. As a result, P&G’s forward P/E of 16.2 is a low point over the past two years, while its price-to-sales ratio is now at a five-year low. It’s also sporting a superior 3.8% yield.

But don’t think this king of consumer goods is sitting idly by while sales grew by 1% on an organic basis in the recently reported third quarter. The company plans to focus on cost-cutting initiatives that’ll allow it to be price-competitive with online retailers, as well as on emphasizing the quality of its brands. This shouldn’t be too difficult given that no company spends more on annual advertising than Procter & Gamble.

The company also recently announced the acquisition of Merck KGaA’s Consumer Health Care business. In doing so, it’ll add faster-growing over-the-counter healthcare products, while at the same time broadening its geographic reach. There’s nothing flashy about P&G’s business model, but it certainly is consistent.

Philip Morris International
Another brand-name company that recently went up in smoke is tobacco products maker Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM). The company suffered through its worst day in history two weeks ago after describing sales of its iQOS heated-tobacco system in Japan as having “plateaued.” With traditional tobacco product sales challenged in a number of developed markets, this heated-tobacco system has been viewed as a next-generation growth driver for Philip Morris International.

Following the company’s worst single-day performance since its split from Altria in 2008, it’s now valued at a forward P/E of 15.4 and a price-to-sales ratio of 4.3, both of which are lows not seen since 2010. Further, its dividend yield of 5.2% more than doubles the average yield for S&P 500 stocks.

While slowing iQOS growth in Japan isn’t something investors should overlook, it’s also important to keep in mind that Philip Morris International sells its tobacco products in dozens of countries around the globe. Even if it’s facing growth concerns in developed markets, emerging markets like India and China offer channels for traditional combustible tobacco product growth. When added to the potential to expand iQOS into other developed countries (beyond just Japan), as well as Philip Morris’ tobacco pricing power, it becomes evident that this tobacco giant isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

IBM
Even IBM (NYSE:IBM) could find itself in the “boring is beautiful” discussion. IBM’s latest quarterly results sent its shares tumbling after its full-year guidance, which called for at least $13.80 in full-year EPS, failed to impress Wall Street, which is already calling for $13.83 in full-year EPS.

IBM has been weighed down for years by its legacy systems, which have ceded way to mobile and cloud computing. As a result, the company’s forward P/E of 10.6 is about as low as it’s been since 2015. The recent decline has also pushed IBM’s dividend yield back above 4%.

What’s important for investors to realize, here, is that IBM has placed a lot of emphasis on next-generation technology. The company’s cloud segment generated $17.7 billion in sales over the trailing-12-month period, up 22% year over year, and it now represents more than 20% of total annual revenue. It’s also been a leader in blockchain development, which could be a major growth driver within the next five years. Once again, IBM offers little to no pizzazz, but it does bring consistent cash flow and a healthy dividend to the table.

All four of these businesses may be boring, but they just might hold the keys to outperforming in a turbulent market.

This article originally appeared on The Motley Fool.

AT&T, American Airlines Plunge into Thursday’s 52-Week Low Club

April 26, 2018: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 100 equities making new 52-week lows in Thursday’s session. On the NYSE advancers led decliners by about 2 to 1 and on the Nasdaq, advancers led decliners by about 9 to 5.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) dropped about 7.8% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $32.47. Shares closed at $35.20 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $40.40. Volume of more than 110 million shares was more than four times the daily average of around 27 million shares. The company’s first-quarter results were deeply unsatisfying to investors.

American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) traded down more than 10% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $40.66 after closing Wednesday at $45.25. The stock’s 52-week high is $59.08. Volume totaled around 15.5 million, more than three times the daily average. The company reported good numbers but forecast gloomy news on fuel prices and lowered its guidance.

Cemex SAB de CV) traded down about 5% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $6.29 after closing Wednesday at $6.62. The stock’s 52-week high is $10.37. Volume was about 50% higher than the daily average of around 10 million shares. The Mexico-based cement company reported this morning that profit fell 92% in the first quarter.

HRG Group Inc. (NYSE: HRG) fell by about 37% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $9.42 after closing at $15.02 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $20.17. Volume of about 14 million was nearly seven times the daily average of about 2.1 million. The company had no specific news.

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