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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019

Bears retained a tight grip on Dalal Street for the fourth day in a row on September 21, as the Nifty 50 – after gap up opening – fell sharply in the afternoon and broke crucial support of 11,000, but managed to pull back some losses in the latter part of the session to close off the day’s low.

The free fall in Yes Bank after RBI’s decision to end Rana Kapoor’s term as CEO, and impact of the weakness in the rupee and hardening bond yield, started reflecting on NBFCs as sentiments were hit across sectors.

The Nifty Midcap index dropped 2.5 percent while Nifty Bank was down 2.6 percent and Realty lost 3.5 percent followed by auto, financial service and pharma.

The Nifty 50 started the day on a strong note at 11,271.30 and hit the day’s high of 11,346.80 following positive global cues, and due to short covering, but suddenly crashed in the afternoon to break the 11,000-mark and hit an intraday low of 10,866.45, which last seen on July 9, showing a loss of 368 points intraday.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc.(ALSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in Allison Transmission (NYSE:ALSN) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 6,081 shares of the auto parts company’s stock, valued at approximately $238,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARP Americas LP lowered its stake in shares of Allison Transmission (NYSE:ALSN) by 8.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 14,497 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after selling 1,400 shares during the quarter. ARP Americas LP’s holdings in Allison Transmission were worth $566,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allison Transmission (NYSE:ALSN) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer increased their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Allison Transmission in a research note issued on Monday, April 30th. Oppenheimer analyst I. Zaffino now expects that the auto parts company will post earnings of $3.79 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of $3.32. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Allison Transmission’s FY2019 earnings at $4.16 EPS.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: The Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc.(CUBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc. common stock (NASDAQ:CUBA) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news 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. Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc. common stock earned a news sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the investment management company an impact score of 48.5554072096128 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: InnerWorkings, Inc.(INWK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Shares of Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) were flat despite dismal news out of China. This morning, the company reported a 38% slump in Chinese sales during the month of June. It was a terrible first six months for the iconic vehicle manufacturer. The company said that its Chinese operations saw a 25% slide in sales over the first half of the year. That was the largest six-month decline since launching its Chinese operations in 2001. Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) are off more than 1% after California regulators announced a new probe into the company. The probe was announced following a safety complaint filed with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The agency has not provided any details on the case. Shares of Biogen Inc. (Nasdaq: BIIB) popped more than 14% after the company announced positive results from a trial for an Alzheimer’s drug. The phase 2 study examined BAN2401, an anti-amyloid beta protofibril antibody. It was tested on 856 patients with early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. In a research note, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) announced that the results would be positive for Biogen’s drug pipeline. Look for an earnings report Friday from InnerWorkings Inc. (Nasdaq: INWK). Wall Street projects that the company will report earnings per share of $0.09 on top of $284.9 million in revenue.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    InnerWorkings, Inc. (NASDAQ:INWK) – Equities researchers at Dougherty & Co issued their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for InnerWorkings in a research report issued on Tuesday, August 21st. Dougherty & Co analyst R. Department expects that the business services provider will earn $0.10 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of InnerWorkings, Inc. (NASDAQ:INWK) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $14.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Total System Services (NYSE: TSS) and InnerWorkings (NASDAQ:INWK) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.(PKOH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Park-Ohio (NASDAQ: PKOH) and Shiloh Industries (NASDAQ:SHLO) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Park-Ohio (NASDAQ: PKOH) and Materion (NYSE:MTRN) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shiloh Industries (NASDAQ: SHLO) and Park-Ohio (NASDAQ:PKOH) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Treehouse Foods, Inc.(THS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TechShares (CURRENCY:THS) traded flat against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on May 22nd. One TechShares coin can currently be purchased for about $0.32 or 0.00003830 BTC on exchanges. Over the last week, TechShares has traded 3.8% higher against the dollar. TechShares has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of TechShares was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $48.46.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cogentix Medical, Inc.(CGNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aradigm (NASDAQ:ARDM) and Vision Sciences (NASDAQ:CGNT) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Vision Sciences (NASDAQ:CGNT) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vision Sciences earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the medical device company an impact score of 43.7920504117832 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: CGI Group, Inc.(GIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) and CGI Group (NYSE:GIB) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    CGI Group (NYSE: GIB) and Information Services Group (NASDAQ:III) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CGI (TSE:GIB.A) (NYSE:GIB) had its target price raised by stock analysts at Barclays from C$83.00 to C$89.00 in a report issued on Thursday. Barclays’ price objective points to a potential upside of 7.04% from the stock’s previous close.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Qualys, Inc.(QLYS)

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  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Qualys Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) was up 1.7% at $96.41 ahead of earnings, but the guidance had the shares down almost 16% at $81.00 on Wednesday morning. JPMorgan downgraded it to Underweight from Neutral and cut the price target to $82 from $90. Wedbush maintained its Outperform rating with a $95 price target, but noted that guidance was nothing to write home about and addresses whether guidance was conservative or if there is a slowing demand.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Fiera Capital Corp lessened its position in Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) by 11.5% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 118,581 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 15,347 shares during the quarter. Fiera Capital Corp owned approximately 0.30% of Qualys worth $8,627,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Goodman Financial Corp boosted its stake in shares of Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 86,755 shares of the software maker’s stock after buying an additional 1,235 shares during the quarter. Qualys accounts for about 3.3% of Goodman Financial Corp’s holdings, making the stock its 9th biggest holding. Goodman Financial Corp owned approximately 0.22% of Qualys worth $7,313,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Terra Nitrogen Company L.P.(TNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Terra Nitrogen (NYSE:TNH) have been trending somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Terra Nitrogen earned a news impact score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.8553415416776 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Evogene (NASDAQ: EVGN) and Terra Nitrogen (NYSE:TNH) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Kirby Corporation(KEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    New York State Teachers Retirement System reduced its stake in Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 97,035 shares of the shipping company’s stock after selling 1,500 shares during the quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System owned about 0.16% of Kirby worth $8,112,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    A number of analysts have commented on the company. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on Kirby from $96.00 to $103.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kirby from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Wells Fargo & Co boosted their target price on Kirby from $89.00 to $100.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. ValuEngine downgraded Kirby from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. Finally, OTR Global upgraded Kirby to a “positive” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Kirby has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $86.44.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Swiss National Bank increased its stake in shares of Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) by 18.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 26,057 shares of the shipping company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Kirby were worth $2,005,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kirby (NYSE: KEX) and Teekay Tankers (NYSE:TNK) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock traders purchased 807 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,394% compared to the average daily volume of 54 put options.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. bought a new position in Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 8,325 shares of the shipping company’s stock, valued at approximately $696,000.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2019

Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders purchased 833 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,415% compared to the average daily volume of 55 put options.

Shares of NYSE OII opened at $23.30 on Tuesday. Oceaneering International has a twelve month low of $23.17 and a twelve month high of $24.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48, a current ratio of 2.97 and a quick ratio of 2.47.

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Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, April 25th. The oil and gas company reported ($0.41) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.33) by ($0.08). Oceaneering International had a negative return on equity of 2.77% and a net margin of 6.60%. The firm had revenue of $416.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $426.79 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned ($0.08) EPS. Oceaneering International’s quarterly revenue was down 6.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Oceaneering International will post -0.96 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: MyoKardia, Inc.(MYOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Myokardia Inc (NASDAQ:MYOK) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the ten ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $69.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Myokardia Inc (NASDAQ:MYOK) insider June Lee sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.13, for a total value of $315,650.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 5,426 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $342,543.38. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Cenveo Inc(CVO)

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    DelMar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: DMPI) $1.675 58.02%
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    Comstock Holding Cos. Inc. (Nasdaq: CHCI) $1.87 36.5%
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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Terra Nitrogen Company L.P.(TNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Evogene (NASDAQ: EVGN) and Terra Nitrogen (NYSE:TNH) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Terra Nitrogen (NYSE:TNH) have been trending somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Terra Nitrogen earned a news impact score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.8553415416776 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: UniSource Energy Corporation(UNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Uni Select (TSE:UNS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities research analysts at TD Securities in a report issued on Friday. They currently have a C$24.00 price objective on the stock. TD Securities’ price target points to a potential upside of 8.21% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Uni Select (TSE:UNS) had its price target lifted by investment analysts at Macquarie from C$24.00 to C$25.00 in a report released on Wednesday. Macquarie’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 18.32% from the stock’s current price.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Safeway Inc.(SWY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stornoway Diamond (TSE:SWY) is scheduled to post its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, August 14th.

    Stornoway Diamond (TSE:SWY) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May 15th. The company reported C($0.01) EPS for the quarter. Stornoway Diamond had a negative net margin of 6.15% and a negative return on equity of 1.78%. The business had revenue of C$55.95 million for the quarter.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Large and small cap junior miners have long been interested in the region due to Goldcorp’s Éléonore mine being located in the heart of the territory along with the Troilus mine (which has produced over 2 million ounces of gold from 1997-2010 and is estimated to have another remaining 2 million ounces of reserves). The Otish Mountains area has also attracted attention following the discovery of diamonds by Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX: SWY) at their Renard diamond mine (projected to produce 1.5-2 millions carats per year).

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    In addition, Goldcorp’s (NYSE: GG) Éléonore mine in the heart of the territory along with the Troilus mine (which produced over 2 million ounces of gold from 1997-2010 and is estimated to have another remaining 2 million ounces of reserves) are helping to maintain the interest of junior exploration companies in nearby properties. The same can be said about the Otish Mountains area following the discovery of diamonds by Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX: SWY) at their Renard diamond mine which is projected to produce 1.5-2 millions carats per year.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019

Clean energy stocks are still the best energy stocks to own right now, despite President Donald Trump pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord. In fact, renewable energy production will see over 100% growth by 2025.

To help investors find the right renewable energy stocks, we’re giving Money Morning readers our top clean energy stock pick today…

Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says the United States might be pulling out of the climate agreement, but that won’t stop renewable energy from being crucial to meeting the global demand for energy.

Moors says the climate agreement was non-binding and voluntary, so the United States’ decision to leave it won’t change much. A more significant development is President Trump’s attempt to end the “Clean Power Plan,” an Obama-era initiative to promote clean energy, because it’s currently America’s policy instead of a non-binding agreement.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: PICO Holdings Inc.(PICO)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pico (NASDAQ: PICO) and Ellington Financial (NYSE:EFC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Land Securities Group (OTCMKTS: LSGOF) and Pico (NASDAQ:PICO) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PICO (NASDAQ: PICO) and Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UE) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NEW WORLD Dev L/ADR (OTCMKTS: NDVLY) and Pico (NASDAQ:PICO) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pico (NASDAQ:PICO) was upgraded by equities research analysts at TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report released on Friday.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.(SBH)

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  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Sally Beauty Holdings (NYSE:SBH) slumped on Thursday after the beauty supplies retailer and distributor reported fiscal third-quarter results that were in line with analyst expectations. A decline in same-store sales and a downward guidance revision appear to be weighing on the stock, which was down about 13.9% at 3:40 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BMO Capital Markets set a $16.00 price target on Sally Beauty (NYSE:SBH) in a report published on Friday. The firm currently has a hold rating on the specialty retailer’s stock.

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Anixter International Inc.(AXE)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Strs Ohio boosted its position in Anixter International Inc. (NYSE:AXE) by 15.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 18,700 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,500 shares during the period. Strs Ohio’s holdings in Anixter International were worth $1,183,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Anixter International (NYSE:AXE) from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report issued on Wednesday morning.

    Several other equities analysts also recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Anixter International from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Anixter International from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 25th. Finally, Longbow Research upgraded shares of Anixter International from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research note on Friday, July 20th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. Anixter International has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $85.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Anixter International (NYSE:AXE) from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report released on Wednesday morning.

    Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on AXE. Zacks Investment Research raised Anixter International from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Monday, December 3rd. ValuEngine downgraded Anixter International from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 30th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co cut their target price on Anixter International from $70.00 to $60.00 and set a market perform rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, December 21st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $70.50.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Hancock Holding Company(HBHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of Hancock Holding (NASDAQ:HBHC) by 9.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,114,046 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 92,265 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Hancock were worth $51,970,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Martin Midstream Partners L.P.(MMLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:MMLP) – Equities research analysts at Capital One Financial lowered their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Martin Midstream Partners in a report released on Thursday, February 14th. Capital One Financial analyst K. May now forecasts that the pipeline company will earn $0.12 per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of $0.14. Capital One Financial also issued estimates for Martin Midstream Partners’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.22 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.82 EPS.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Master limited partnerships (MLPs) Buckeye Partners (NYSE:BPL) and Martin Midstream Partners (NASDAQ:MMLP) currently yield a jaw-dropping 13.7% and 17.4%, respectively. Both payouts are well above the 8% average yield of MLPs held in the Alerian MLP Index, which is a clear sign that the market doesn’t believe in the long-term viability of these payouts. Their unsustainability is even more apparent when we look at the embarrassingly weak financial profiles currently backing these payouts, which is why investors should steer clear of these high-yield stocks.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Terra Nitrogen Company L.P.(TNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Terra Nitrogen (NYSE:TNH) have been trending somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Terra Nitrogen earned a news impact score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.8553415416776 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Evogene (NASDAQ: EVGN) and Terra Nitrogen (NYSE:TNH) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Myriad Genetics, Inc.(MYGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Swiss National Bank grew its position in shares of Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN) by 2.6% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 121,600 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,100 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Myriad Genetics were worth $4,544,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    Hedge fund manager Carl Icahn has reversed his position on a potential deal between Cigna Inc. (NYSE: CI) and Express Scripts Holding Co. (Nasdaq: ESRX). Icahn is no longer seeking votes against the $52 billion merger. Icahn had previously written a letter that argued Cigna was paying too much for the pharmacy-benefits manager. The turning point came after proxy advisories Glass Lewis & Co. and Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. both issued their public support for the deal. Hedge fund manager David Einhorn and his firm Greenlight Capital made a major announcement this morning. The fund has cut its stake in Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), and Micron Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MU). The updates came in a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and stated his firm’s positions at the end of the second quarter.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: HD, TSLA, KO
    Shares of Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) are on the move after the home retail giant reported earnings before the bell. Home Depot said earnings per share came in at $3.05 on top of $30.46 billion in revenue. The average Wall Street estimate was $2.84 on top of $29.98 billion in revenue. The firm also hiked its full-year guidance. Shares of HD stock were up 2.2% in pre-market hours. Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) is dominating the news as CEO Elon Musk continues to push the narrative that he will be taking his company private. According to Reuters, Musk has been speaking with Saudi Arabian financiers and others about a deal to de-list Tesla. Meanwhile, Musk is facing a lawsuit from short sellers who claim that Musk’s recent announcement of his plan on Twitter last week was part of a broader

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SG Americas Securities LLC trimmed its position in Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN) by 45.4% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,704 shares of the company’s stock after selling 8,075 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Myriad Genetics were worth $363,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    If you’re looking for stocks that have made tremendous comebacks in 2018, Opko Health (NASDAQ:OPK) and Myriad Genetics (NASDAQ:MYGN) definitely fit the bill. Opko stock was down nearly 20% this year before roaring back. Myriad Genetics saw its share price plunge close to 40% earlier in 2018, but a strong rebound has the stock price close to where it began the year. 

  • [By Steve Symington]

    But not every company saw red. Myriad Genetics (NASDAQ:MYGN), Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), and Cars.com (NYSE:CARS) each soared Wednesday.

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: First Trust Water ETF (FIW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Raymond James & Associates increased its position in First Trust Water ETF (NYSEARCA:FIW) by 45.0% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 61,717 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 19,152 shares during the period. Raymond James & Associates’ holdings in First Trust Water ETF were worth $2,969,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    First Trust ISE Water Index Fund (NYSEARCA:FIW) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, June 21st, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 22nd will be paid a dividend of 0.0861 per share on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $0.34 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 21st. This is a positive change from First Trust ISE Water Index Fund’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.06.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN decreased its stake in shares of First Trust Water ETF (NYSEARCA:FIW) by 11.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 275,540 shares of the company’s stock after selling 36,231 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in First Trust Water ETF were worth $13,256,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Knight Transportation, Inc.(KNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Knight-Swift Transportation (NYSE:KNX) was upgraded by ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    OppenheimerFunds Inc. lifted its stake in Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc (NYSE:KNX) by 74.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 569,925 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 243,742 shares during the period. OppenheimerFunds Inc. owned approximately 0.32% of Knight-Swift Transportation worth $26,222,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    US Bancorp DE lifted its stake in shares of Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc (NYSE:KNX) by 7.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 71,734 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,794 shares during the quarter. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in Knight-Swift Transportation were worth $3,300,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    Dividend Watch List: – Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc., (NYSE: KNX) (nysenewstoday.com) Steady Movements- Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KNX), KB Home (NYSE:KBH), Rayonier … (journalfinance.net) Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. (KNX) stock price is showing notable negative signal for long-term investors … (analystrecommendation.com) Must be in your Portfolio: Zoetis Inc. (ZTS), Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. (KNX) (nmsunews.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc (KNX) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $1.35 Billion (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of analysts recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine cut Knight-Swift Transportation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised Knight-Swift Transportation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 17th. Stifel Nicolaus dropped their price objective on Knight-Swift Transportation from $48.00 to $46.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 26th. UBS Group dropped their price objective on Knight-Swift Transportation from $57.00 to $42.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 26th. Finally, Barclays raised Knight-Swift Transportation from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $55.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, July 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company. Knight-Swift Transportation currently has an average ra

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: NTT DOCOMO, Inc(DCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019

AmeriCold Realty Trust (NYSE: ORC) and Orchid Island Capital (NYSE:ORC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.

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This table compares AmeriCold Realty Trust and Orchid Island Capital’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AmeriCold Realty Trust $1.54 billion 2.22 -$600,000.00 N/A N/A
Orchid Island Capital $145.96 million 2.82 $2.00 million $0.84 9.42

Orchid Island Capital has lower revenue, but higher earnings than AmeriCold Realty Trust.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Terra Nitrogen Company L.P.(TNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Evogene (NASDAQ: EVGN) and Terra Nitrogen (NYSE:TNH) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Terra Nitrogen (NYSE:TNH) have been trending somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Terra Nitrogen earned a news impact score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.8553415416776 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Lexington Realty Trust(LXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) is scheduled to be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, May 8th. Analysts expect Lexington Realty Trust to post earnings of $0.06 per share for the quarter. Lexington Realty Trust has set its FY18 guidance at $0.95-0.98 EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wells Fargo & Co upgraded shares of Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, MarketBeat.com reports. Wells Fargo & Co currently has $9.00 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock, up from their prior target price of $8.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) was downgraded by equities researchers at Stifel Nicolaus from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, MarketBeat reports. They currently have a $7.00 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock, down from their previous target price of $8.50. Stifel Nicolaus’ price target suggests a potential downside of 15.66% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Briggs & Stratton Corporation(BGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer spoke with Todd Teske, chairman, president and CEO of Briggs & Stratton (BGG) , the small-engine maker that posted a penny-a-share earnings beat on Wednesday, but saw shares fall 11% on lighter-than-expected revenues and a cut in the company’s full-year guidance.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) fell 23.3 percent to $9.87 in pre-market trading after declining 13.45 percent on Wednesday.
    SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SXCP) fell 12.8 percent to $16.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) fell 11 percent to $17.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted mixed Q3 results and lowered its FY18 guidance.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) fell 8.4 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading following downbeat Q1 results.
    Quality Care Properties, Inc. (NYSE: QCP) fell 8.2 percent to $20.85 in pre-market trading. Welltower announced plans to acquire QCP for $20.75 per share in cash.
    China Customer Relations Centers Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) shares fell 7.5 percent to $17.25 in pre-market trading after climbing 18.73 percent on Wednesday.
    Nokia Corporation (NYSE: NOK) shares fell 5.7 percent to $5.58 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) fell 5.6 percent to $38.66 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Southw

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: CSCO, M, BLK
    The earnings report calendar is headlined today by Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO). The tech giant will report fiscal fourth-quarter earnings after the bell. Wall Street expects that the firm will report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.69 on top of $12.77 billion in revenue. Shares of Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) are on the move after the company reported earnings before the bell. The iconic retailer reported adjusted EPS of $0.70 on top of $5.57 billion in revenue. Wall Street had expected EPS of $0.49 on top of $5.61 billion in revenue. Shares of Macy’s stock were off 5.3% in premarket hours. George Soros’ firm Soros Fund Management increased its stake in shares of Blackrock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) by a whopping 60% in the second quarter, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing. If you were using Money Morning’s proprietary Stock VQScore™, you’d have known that Blackrock was sitting in the “Buy Zone” before the SEC filing was made public. The global asset manager has a perfect 4.75 score, and it will look to blast off now that other investors start to follow Soros and other institutional investors that love this stock. To learn more about the Money Morning Stock VQScore, go here right now. Look for additional earnings reports from NetApp Inc. (Nasdaq: NTAP), MSG Networks Inc. (NYSE: MSGN), CACI International Inc. (NYSE: CACI), Briggs & Stratton Corp. (NYSE: BGG), SpartanNash Co. (Nasdaq: SPTN), and Luxoft Holding Inc. (NYSE: LXFT).

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    Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG)Q4 2018 Briggs & Stratton Corp Earnings CallAug. 16, 2018, 2 p.m. EDT

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    Operator

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GNRC) was up less than 1% at $59.20 late on Tuesday, but that is actually up by over 6% from last Friday’s close for the generator maker before the storm threat was so imminent. Briggs & Stratton Corp. (NYSE: BGG) is also in that field and its gain of just 0.3% to $20.45 late on Tuesday was actually up only about 1% from last Friday as the company is more diversified

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: GlobalSCAPE, Inc.(GSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund, Inc.(MNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Suzuki Motor Corporation (SZKMY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Suzuki Motor Corp. [TYO: 7269] (OTCPK:SZKMY) (OTCPK:SZKMF)

    On September 7 The Times of India reported: “Suzuki to start testing electric vehicle prototypes in India. Suzuki would launch EVs in India around 2020 in cooperation.”

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Blueprint Medicines Corporation(BPMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After reporting second-quarter financial results and updating investors on the progress it’s making in developing cancer therapies targeting specific genetic mutations, Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ:BPMC) saw its shares rocket 17% yesterday. News that management is initiating new trials and potentially filing its first drug for FDA approval in 2019 helped spark investors’ interest, but that wasn’t the only thing management said about its future. Read on to learn more about this clinical-stage biotech stock and whether it’s right for your portfolio.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

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

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    Blueprint Medicines (Nasdaq: BPMC), similarly to Loxo, is working on cancer medications that can target different mutations, and target them with precision. No wonder the stock rallied more than 14% this year, and that’s on top of the share-price more than doubling in the last three years. By 2020, BPMC plans to have two products already on the market, with four more pending. This company could certainly become a target for a larger peer, especially if its 2020 plan remains on track.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mutual of America Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Blueprint Medicines Corp (NASDAQ:BPMC) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 10,500 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock, valued at approximately $667,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Blueprint Medicines Corp (NASDAQ:BPMC) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the thirteen research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and eleven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $92.22.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Pacific Gas & Electric Co.(PCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Many major utilities are now ramping up investments in cost-saving, margin-boosting energy efficiency programs. In fact, there’s a strong correlation between the most ambitious renewable energy investment strategies and energy efficiency programs. Some utilities have a lot of catching up to do.  

    Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL) has saved 13,000 GWh of electricity consumption across its network over the years, including 9,000 GWh since 2005. The company has an ambitious plan to retire coal-fired power plants and build new wind and solar power capacity, which, when coupled with energy efficiency, could allow it to generate 45% of its electricity from renewables in 2027. Additionally, fuel-related expenses would drop from 47% of capital investments in 2010 to just 28% in 2027. That would free up more cash flow for dividends or growth projects — or both. PG&E (NYSE:PCG) recently filed a plan to retire an aging fossil fuel power plant with distributed solar and energy efficiency programs, as discussed on a recent quarterly conference call with investors. The utility also offers some of the most ambitious customer rebates in the country, with up to $5,500 per household. Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has saved 2,700 GWh of electricity consumption across its network since 2000. By 2020, it will have invested $1 billion total in energy efficiency programs, although that lags well behind more ambitious peers. Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) was ranked second to last among all utilities in the country in energy efficiency by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. That leaves plenty of room for improvement. A recent report suggests it’s possible to reduce new home energy consumption in Virginia (the company’s home state) by 60%, saving the utility billions in capital investments in the next decade by avoiding the need to build new facilities. Those efforts could also save customers $1.7 billion, but the utility’s most recent plan does not prioritize energy efficien

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pacific Gas and Electric (NYSE: PCG) and Unitil (NYSE:UTL) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG), the parent of Pacific Gas & Electric, has been the focus of many regulatory actions in California over time. And power lines have been targeted, and PG&E shares dropped after the 2017 wildfires in the state.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Northern Trust Corp cut its stake in PG&E Co. (NYSE:PCG) by 0.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 5,920,440 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 44,939 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp owned approximately 1.14% of PG&E worth $251,974,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Matthew Frankel, CFP, and Neha Chamaria]

    So we asked three Motley Fool contributors to each highlight a stock that has caught the eye of billionaire hedge funds, why they are buying, and why you might want to consider doing the same. Here’s why they picked United Technologies (NYSE:UTX), PG&E (NYSE:PCG), and Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia decreased its position in PG&E Co. (NYSE:PCG) by 11.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 4,648,065 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 586,715 shares during the quarter. PG&E accounts for approximately 2.0% of Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s holdings, making the stock its 12th largest holding. Commonwealth Bank of Australia owned 0.90% of PG&E worth $200,489,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Jersey Elec.(a)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rampart Investment Management Company LLC grew its stake in shares of Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) by 26.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 28,467 shares of the medical research company’s stock after buying an additional 5,936 shares during the period. Rampart Investment Management Company LLC’s holdings in Agilent Technologies were worth $1,760,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Michael Bloom]

    RBC’s Mark Mahaney said in his earnings recap note, “Amazon traded off 5% in the aftermarket because: a)
    it was a Modest Beat & Mixed Quarter AND stock was up 14% YTD (3% yesterday), implying high expectations; b) cautious Q&A commentary around impact of potential India regulations; & c) commentary suggesting ’19 would see step-up in investment spend…That said, we view the Amazon Long Thesis as Very Well Intact.”

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) fell 9.7% during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $60.70 and last traded at $62.50. 14,450,244 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 458% from the average session volume of 2,590,339 shares. The stock had previously closed at $69.21.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) which traded down about 10% at $62.51. The stock’s 52-week range is $55.60 to $75.00. Volume was 14 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.6 million.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.(TSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM), or TSMC for short, is one of Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) most important suppliers. The company has manufactured Apple’s A-series chips starting with the A8 and continuing through to today’s A12 Bionic chip and has been the exclusive manufacturer of all but one of those chips — the A9.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    The claim from Intel seems questionable at best. To illustrate, let’s dive deep into when Intel has brought products to market on new technologies and when its competition — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM) and Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) — have. 

  • [By ]

    AMD’s comments come amid growing concerns that a slowdown in cryptocurrency mining activity (following a slump in crypto prices) could lead disillusioned miners to flood the market with used graphics cards. Last week, top chip foundry Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) , which counts AMD, Nvidia  (NVDA) and leading crypto mining ASIC developer Bitmain as clients, cautioned that there’s “uncertainty” surrounding second-half crypto demand. AMD believes miners accounted for about 10% of its Q1 sales.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019

Buried far down on page 21 of the 2014 Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder letter was an important warning from Warren Buffett:

Local and state financial problems are accelerating, in large part because public entities promised pensions they couldnt afford.

Citizens and public officials typically under-appreciated the gigantic financial tapeworm that was born when promises were made that conflicted with a willingness to fund them.

Unfortunately, pension mathematics today remain a mystery to most Americans.

During the next decade, you will read a lot of news — bad news — about public pension plans.

As I explained in yesterdays Roadmap, we are already starting to see some of that bad news hit the tape.

In the case of public pension plans, Buffett is absolutely right about both the cause inept lawmakers making promises in a vacuum — and the future effects — financial pain for millions.

Plus, once you add in the additional problems at many private pension plans, the overall impact grows exponentially.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Franco-Nevada Corporation(FNV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Reuben Gregg Brewer, and Travis Hoium]

    For people looking to build wealth, penny stocks simply aren’t worth it. You’re better off pursuing well-run businesses and letting the power of their earnings grow your position over the long haul. So we asked three of our Motley Fool investors to choose stocks they like right now that would be good alternatives. Here’s why they picked Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), and Franco-Nevada Corporation (NYSE:FNV).

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (NYSE:WPM) is one of the largest silver and gold streaming companies in the world. However, over the last five years, Wheaton’s stock is down nearly 10% while peers Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) and Franco-Nevada Corporation (NYSE:FNV) are up over 60% each. What’s going on at Wheaton, and is it worth buying what clearly looks like the industry laggard?

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Silver prices soon lost ground, and so did Wheaton. Since the company depends heavily on the precious metal for revenue, Wheaton shares have, unsurprisingly, mirrored the trend in silver prices over the years. Meanwhile, rivals Franco-Nevada (NYSE:FNV) and Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD) have been able to generate hefty returns for shareholders.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ARP Americas LP cut its position in Franco-Nevada (NYSE:FNV) (TSE:FNV) by 35.9% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 7,441 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 4,167 shares during the period. ARP Americas LP’s holdings in Franco-Nevada were worth $507,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Gold streaming company Franco-Nevada Corporation (NYSE:FNV) offers investors a unique way to gain exposure to precious metals, but when you compare it to peers Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) and Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (NYSE:WPM)it looks relatively expensive. That said, if you are looking to gold for diversification you might still find that Franco-Nevada Corporation stock is a buy.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Insys Therapeutics, Inc.(INSY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Insys Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INSY) and Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CARA) fall into the third category. However, the designations of both Insys and Cara as marijuanastocks warrant an asterisk. Insys’ cannabinoid drug Syndros is based on a synthetic form of THC, the primary psychoactive chemical in marijuana. Cara has a cannabinoid receptor agonist, CR701, in preclinical development.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Insys Therapeutics (INSY)

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

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Some people picture rows of cannabis plants growing in a greenhouse when they think of marijuana stocks. While that’s an appropriate image to have in mind for many marijuana stocks, it’s a different story for others. 22nd Century Group (NYSEMKT:XXII) and Insys Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INSY) are good examples.

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    FDA/Biotech

    INSYS Therapeutics, Inc (NASDAQ: INSY) FDA AdCom meeting for Buprenorphine

    Investor Events

    Analyst/investor days for: Sanmina Corporation (NASDAQ: SANM), Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc (NASDAQ: WBA) and Xilinx, Inc (NASDAQ: XLNX)
    IPO quiet period expires for Zuora, Inc (NYSE: ZUO)
    Analyst quiet period expiration for DocuSign, Inc (NASDAQ: DOCU)

    Wednesday

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Others, like cannabis biotech firm Insys Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: INSY), are direct plays in marijuana businesses that offer investors the opportunity for incredibly fast gains.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    What aboutInsys Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INSY)? The biotech’s lead product is an opioid drug, but it also has an approved cannabinoid drug on the market for treatinganorexia in people with AIDS who have lost weight, and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Insyshas a couple of experimental pain drugs in its pipeline — but none of them are cannabinoids. The company’s lead cannabinoid candidate targets childhood absence epilepsy, infantile spasms, genetic disorder Prader-Willi syndrome — but not pain.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Actuant Corporation(ATU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Actuant (ATU)

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU)Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallJune 20, 2018, 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Actuant (ATU)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eaton (NYSE: ETN) and Actuant (NYSE:ATU) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Champlain Investment Partners LLC lowered its position in Actuant (NYSE:ATU) by 3.5% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,975,305 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 71,860 shares during the period. Champlain Investment Partners LLC’s holdings in Actuant were worth $45,926,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: CM Finance Inc(CMFN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CM Finance (NASDAQ:CMFN) was upgraded by stock analysts at TheStreet from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of CM Finance (NASDAQ:CMFN) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Thursday morning.

    Several other analysts have also recently weighed in on CMFN. UBS cut shares of CM Finance from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Raymond James cut shares of CM Finance from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Redburn Partners cut shares of CM Finance from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of CM Finance from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 10th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. CM Finance has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $9.75.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CM Finance (NASDAQ: CMFN) is one of 35 publicly-traded companies in the “Investors, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare CM Finance to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on CM Finance (CMFN)

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Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Terra Nitrogen Company L.P.(TNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Terra Nitrogen (NYSE:TNH) have been trending somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Terra Nitrogen earned a news impact score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.8553415416776 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Evogene (NASDAQ: EVGN) and Terra Nitrogen (NYSE:TNH) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018

Sometimes it feels like our world is falling apart; global warming, global storming, extreme poverty, the glass ceiling, and racism highlight a list that could go on and on.  It also seems that many of our political leaders are failing to recognize their role as global stewards.  But all is not lost.  It is time for you at home and at work to step up and change things.

What does that mean?  Let’s start with who you are.  I’m assuming you want to live a meaningful and purposeful life while respecting all people and the environment. (If that isn’t the case, stop reading this article!) I’m also assuming you would want to do this at work as well as at home. Did you know that you could work for companies that share your core values?

Enter Conscious Capitalism

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Brink's Company (The)(BCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WW) received a pair of downgrades after its earnings report came in below estimates.

    Sell-Side's Most Noteworthy Calls
    Baird downgraded Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) to Neutral.
    Imperial downgraded Brinks (NYSE: BCO) to In-Line.
    Jefferies upgraded AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) to Buy.
    Craig-Hallum upgraded LendingClub (NYSE: LC) to Buy.
    Deal Talk

    General Electric (NYSE: GE) was said to be in talks to acquire Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHI), according to sources as reported by Dow Jones. A deal could be valued at as much as $30 billion. However, Bloomberg later reported that a GE spokesperson said they're in talks with Baker Hughes regarding possible partnerships, but not an acquisition. Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) had attempted to acquire Baker Hughes in 2014, but the DoJ sued to block the deal valued at $35 billion.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Another hedge fund that is also a director at Brink’s Co. (NYSE: BCO) was busy selling stock this past week. Starboard parted with a total of 650,000 shares of the security and protection company at prices that fell between $51.47 and $52.05. The total for the sale was set at $34 million. Shares closed on Friday at $52.00. The consensus price target is $56, and the52-week range is $26.86 to $53.90.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation(RL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Amazon has been a growing pain in the neck for low-price retailers like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) for some time, but even high-end specialty stores like Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE: RL) have struggled now that Amazon has crept into their sector.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Hanesbrands was just one of many retail companies that got shellacked this week. Under Armour (UAA) tumbled 29% after missing earnings forecasts and cutting its guidance, while Deckers Outdoor (DECK) plunged 21% after its earnings missed the Street consensus, and Ralph Lauren (RL) plummeted 13% after its CEO stepped down.

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE: RL) just became the latest company to fall victim to the “Retail Ice Age.”

    The 50-year-old American icon announced it shuttered its flagship store at Fifth Avenue and 55th Street in New York City on Tuesday (April 4). It will also close 50 other retail locations by the end of the fiscal year.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    The sidewalks outside stores like Armani, Dolce & Gabanna, Ralph Lauren (RL) , Gap (GPS) , Prada, Abercrombie & Fitch (AF) , Microsoft (MSFT) and Harry Winston are now lined with metal barricades. The strip commands some of the highest retail rents in the world, with the average annual rent being $3500 per square foot.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Live Ventures Incorporated(LIVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested going long onsmall cap real-time deal engine stock Live Ventures Inc (NASDAQ:LIVE):

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: ChannelAdvisor Corporation(ECOM )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    ChannelAdvisor Corp (NASDAQ: ECOM) shares dropped 24 percent to $10.85 following Q4 results. ChannelAdvisor reported Q4 net income of $5.8 million on revenue of $31.8 million.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Level 3 Communications, Inc.(LVLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    A rumored merger with CenturyLink (CTL) sent Level 3 Communications (LVLT) soaring to the top of the S&P 500 today.

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    Shares of Level 3 Communications climbed 11% to $51.87 today, even as the S&P 500 declined 0.3% to 2,133.04. CenturyLink didn’t perform too badly, either: It gained 9.7% to $31.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    After opening up 0.6% this morning, Level Three Communications (LVLT) jumped as much as 5.9% on reports that it was considering ways to increase shareholder value (nudge nudge, wink wink, know what I mean?). Citigroup’s Michael Rollins and Neth Wiedemann offer their take:

    Online news source Benzinga recently tweeted that an industry source has told them Level 3 is “reviewing strategic alternatives to maximize holder value, including outright sale or large buyback”. Level 3 shares are up ~4% today after a ~3% move yesterday and shares are up ~10% over the past week. The company has not responded to the news, nor can we substantiate the speculation.

    Level 3 remains our top-pick within our coverage group given its growth, financial flexibility, valuation, and strategic optionality.Level 3 currently trades around ~10x our 2016 OIBDA estimate and ~11x our 2016 discretionary FCF estimate, which we believe is too cheap given its growth profile and deep strategic asset-mix of metro and long-haul fiber.

    We believe that Level 3′s extensive enterprise presence could be attractive for a cable player looking to move up-market and accelerate its investment from thesmall- to medium-sized businesses segment into the enterprise market. We also believe that Zayo Group Holdings (ZAYO) may be an attractive acquisition target for a cable company looking to accelerate an enterprise strategy. We also would not dismiss the possibility that Level 3 and Zayo could consider a merger scenario to become a larger competitor for the enterprise market against the incumbents AT&T (T) and Verizon Communications (VZ).

    Shares of Level 3 have gained 3.7% to $56.39 at 1:20 p.m. today, while Zayo Group Holdings has risen 1% to $28.78, AT&T has advanced 0.5% to $42.61, and Verizon Communications is up 0.7% to $55.87.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    On Thursday afternoon, Wall Street Journal reported that CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) was in advanced talks to merge with Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT). Back on July 13, Benzinga Pro reported Level 3 was reviewing strategic alternatives.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Galaxy Resources Limited (GALXF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    ILC reminds me of Critical Elements [TSXV:CRE] (OTCQX:CRECF) having five projects (CRE has 11), and also of Galaxy Resources (ASX:GXY) (OTCPK:GALXF) by being diversified across brine and spodumene and across three continents. Also some similarity with Neo Lithium’s (OTC:NTTHF) [TSXV:NLC] early stage Argentinean brine project which I recently wrote about here. However, ILC trades at a much smaller market cap of US$8m to that of Critical Elements (US$85m) or Galaxy Resources (US$724m). This is partly due to ILC giving away significant percentages of their projects, and because they are still in the early stages of development.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: MKS Instruments, Inc.(MKSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $177.19 million.

    Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.75 per share on revenue of $711.66 million.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Euro/Yen(EJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Belinda Cao]

    E-House China Holdings Ltd. (EJ), a real estate brokerage, gained 9.2 percent to $9.70, extending it advance to a third week. Its American depositary receipts retreated 3.1 percent Sept. 20 from the highest level since May 2011.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Terra Nitrogen Company L.P.(TNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Robert Rapier] While the MLP space is dominated by the oil and gas sector, in last week’s article we began to explore some of the more exotic master limited partnership offerings. This week we continue our exploration of nontraditional MLPs by looking at the partnerships supplying fertilizer.

    Rentech (Nasdaq: RTK) has been around for more than a decade, and it has shifted strategies several times. Full disclosure: Rentech’s Chief Technology Officer Harold Wright is a former manager of mine when we were both at ConocoPhillips, and I have visited Rentech’s facility in Commerce City, Colorado.

    For most of Rentech’s existence, the company has sought to commercialize alternative fuels. At one time it had ambitions to build a large coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant, but federal legislation ultimately nudged it instead into the biomass-to-liquids (BTL) space. The company did build a BTL demonstration plant, but ultimately shut it down and has now refocused its efforts on becoming “one of the largest wood processing companies in the world.”

    During its interesting journey as a company, Rentech acquired two ammonia nitrogen fertilizer facilities, which turned out to be a profit center that funded the alternative energy research. In November 2011, Rentech spun off this fertilizer business into an MLP called Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP (NYSE: RNF).

    In the months leading to the spin-off, RTK’s market capitalization was about $200 million. Rentech maintained 60 percent ownership of RNF, and three months after the spin-off RTK’s market cap had risen to $400 million, while investors had bid RNF up to $1 billion. Interestingly, RTK’s share of RNF was worth more than RTK’s entire market cap, a situation that persists. The market currently values Rentech at $482 million, while the valuation of Rentech Nitrogen Partners makes RTK’s 60 percent stake in RNF worth slightly more than $600 million — another illu

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Covanta Holding Corporation(CVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ian Wyatt, Publisher & Chief Investment Strategist, Wyatt Investment Research]

    Both of these stocks are overlooked, undervalued, and cash flow machines. The companies are Ascent Capital Group (ASCMA) and Covanta Holdings (CVA).

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company has seen solid insider buying over the past year. Covanta Holding Corp. (NYSE: CVA) is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern energy-from-waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power 1 million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal.

Top 10 Food Stocks For 2016

Related EMLC Things Are Getting Junky For Brazil ETFs Nigeria Gets A Bond Index Demotion Emerging Markets Local Currency Bonds: A Market To Revisit (Seeking Alpha)

Rebounding commodities prices and a weaker dollar have been cited as driving factors for several well-known asset classes and sectors this year. Previously downtrodden emerging markets currencies are soaring this year with plenty of help from the two aforementioned catalysts.

As a result, emerging markets bond denominated on local currencies have some tailwinds after being viewed as one of the most vulnerable asset classes to a stronger dollar and higher U.S. interest rates. Some fixed incomes are likely happy with the returns safe U.S. government bond exchange-traded funds are sporting this year.

Top 10 Food Stocks For 2016: Terra Nitrogen Company L.P.(TNH)

Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P. engages in the production and sale of nitrogen fertilizer products for agricultural and industrial applications. The company primarily offers anhydrous ammonia and urea ammonium nitrate solutions. Its customers for fertilizer products include dealers, national farm retail chains, and distributors. Terra Nitrogen GP Inc. serves as the general partner of the company. Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P. was founded in 1991 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois. Terra Nitrogen Company, LP. operates as a subsidiary of Terra Industries Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Robert Rapier] While the MLP space is dominated by the oil and gas sector, in last week’s article we began to explore some of the more exotic master limited partnership offerings. This week we continue our exploration of nontraditional MLPs by looking at the partnerships supplying fertilizer.

    Rentech (Nasdaq: RTK) has been around for more than a decade, and it has shifted strategies several times. Full disclosure: Rentech’s Chief Technology Officer Harold Wright is a former manager of mine when we were both at ConocoPhillips, and I have visited Rentech’s facility in Commerce City, Colorado.

    For most of Rentech’s existence, the company has sought to commercialize alternative fuels. At one time it had ambitions to build a large coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant, but federal legislation ultimately nudged it instead into the biomass-to-liquids (BTL) space. The company did build a BTL demonstration plant, but ultimately shut it down and has now refocused its effor ts on becoming “one of the largest wood processing companies in the world.”

    During its interesting journey as a company, Rentech acquired two ammonia nitrogen fertilizer facilities, which turned out to be a profit center that funded the alternative energy research. In November 2011, Rentech spun off this fertilizer business into an MLP called Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP (NYSE: RNF).

    In the months leading to the spin-off, RTK’s market capitalization was about $200 million. Rentech maintained 60 percent ownership of RNF, and three months after the spin-off RTK’s market cap had risen to $400 million, while investors had bid RNF up to $1 billion. Interestingly, RTK’s share of RNF was worth more than RTK’s entire market cap, a situation that persists. The market currently values Rentech at $482 million, while the valuation of Rentech Nitrogen Partners makes RTK’s 60 percent stake in RNF worth slightly more than $600 million — another illu

Top 10 Food Stocks For 2016: Safeway Inc.(SWY)

Safeway Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food and drug retailer in North America. The company operates stores that provide an array of grocery items, food, and general merchandise, as well as features specialty departments, such as bakery, delicatessen, floral, and pharmacy, as well as coffee shops and fuel centers. It also offers SELECT line of products that include baked goods, sparkling ciders and lemonades, salsas, whole bean coffees, frozen pizzas and entrees, and fresh and dry pastas and sauces, as well as an array of ice creams, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts; O ORGANICS line, which comprises milk, chicken, salads, juices, and entrees; Lucerne line of dairy products; Eating Right line of better-for-you products; Bright Green line of home care products; Total Pet Care line of pet foods and pet care products; and Value Red line of value-priced paper goods. As of December 31, 2009, Safeway operated approximately 1,725 stores in California, Oregon, Wash ington, Alaska, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, the Chicago metropolitan area, and the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba/Saskatchewan. In addition, the company owns and operates GroceryWorks.com Operating Company, LLC, an online grocery channel, doing business under the names Safeway.com, Vons.com, and Genuardis.com; and Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc., which provides third-party gift cards, prepaid cards, telecom cards, and sports and entertainment cards to North American retailers for sale to retail customers. Additionally, it engages in gift card businesses in the United Kingdom, France, Mexico, and Australia. Further, the company, through a 49% ownership interest in Casa Ley, S.A. de C.V. operates 156 food and general merchandise stores in Western Mexico. The company was formerly known as Safeway Stores, Incorporated and changed its name to Safeway Inc. in February 1990. Safeway was founded in 1915 and is based in Pleasanton, California. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lu Wang]

    Safeway Inc. (SWY) advanced 6.1 percent after Credit Suisse Group AG raised its recommendation for the shares. Intel Corp. gained 3.6 percent after Jefferies Group LLC upgraded the stock. GameStop Corp. surged 6.1 percent as U.S. video-game sales saw the first monthly rise 2011, a research group said. Peabody Energy Corp. dropped 3.2 percent as the Environmental Protection Agency revises proposed rules for new power plants.

  • [By Matthew Smith]

    In our article on September 16th (located here) we said we were still bullish the grocers and thought that Safeway (SWY) would continue to be a winner along with the industry. Apparently, we were not alone in that thinking as the company announced yesterday that they were putting in place a poison pill which will be good for one year in order to keep anyone from building a stake larger than 10% in the company. The move was prompted by Jana Partners taking a 6.2% stake in the company and the hope of management is that this one-year period will either cool the heels of Jana or allow the two parties to work together rather than going hostile. We personally dislike poison pills, but in this case, it should not be seen as a negative as we doubt anyone was considering assembling a stake at or above that 10% level. Investors cheered the news and sent shares higher by $2.75 (9.74%) to close at $30.99/share on extremely heavy volume of 29.8 million shares.

  • [By Aubrey Pringle]

    Safeway (SWY) surged 11 percent to $30.99 for the biggest rise in the S&P 500. The grocery store chain adopted a shareholder rights plan to thwart any unfriendly takeovers, saying an undisclosed purchaser has accumulated a significant amount of stock.

  • [By Vanina Egea]

    Low customer confidence due to an adverse economic environment has affected supermarket operators, and tighter market competition over pricing has further eroded margins. However, as the economy slowly recovers, grocery stores are presented with an opportunity to improve performance and deliver profits. Let us look at the Safeway (SWY) and Kroger (KR), two supermarket operators, in order to discern which one offers better investment prospects.

Top 10 Companies To Watch For 2016: CVR Partners LP(UAN)

CVR Partners, LP engages in the production of nitrogen fertilizers including ammonia and urea ammonium nitrate. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Sugar Land, Texas. CVR Partners, LP operates as a subsidiary of CVR Energy, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cameron Swinehart]

    Going forward I will be looking to add investments on my watchlist and trim other positions. It will be interesting to see how an overweight commodity portfolio will perform relative to the rest of the market.

     Cost Basis# SharesCurrent Price% of PortfolioCurrent ValueReturnMetal/Miners      Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHYS)$12.4985$11.043.75%$938.40-13.13%Sprott Physical Silver Trust (PSLV)$7.95125$8.744.37%$1,092.509.04%FreePort-McMoran (FCX)$31.6731$33.874.20%$1,049.976.50%Ishares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (RING)$13.0695$10.644.04%$1,010.80-22.74%Energy      Statoil ASA(STO)$21.7940$22.683.63%$907.203.92%Vanguard Natural Resources LLC (VNR)$27.5636$27.874.01%$1,003.321.11%ConocoPhillips (COP)$63.6822.43$71.006.37%$1,592.5310.31%Agriculture      CVR Partner LP (UAN)$26.3630.9$18.932.34%$584.94-39.25%Adecoagro$6.78125$7.443.72%$930.008.87%Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM)$34.80 30$37.244.47%$1,117.206.55%Mixed Commodity      Powershares DB Commodity Index (DBC)$26.3540$25.954.15%$1,038.00-1.54%Sprott Resource Corp$3.34400$2.714.34%$1,084.00-23.25%    Total % of portfolio49.40%               Cost Basis12,666.00      Current Value12,348.86      Return-2.50%  Source: Investing For The Future Surge In Commodity Prices

    Disclosure: I am long ADM, FCX, UAN, AGRO, RING, VNR, SCPZF.PK, COP, DBC, PHYS, PSLV. 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. (More…)

  • [By Robert Rapier]

    Enter CVR Partners LP (NYSE: UAN), the only company in the US to produce fertilizer from petroleum coke (petcoke). Petcoke is a byproduct of petroleum refining, and prices are usually set off coal prices, since these two products compete in the same niche. Thus the same dynamics that currently threaten the distributions of Rentech Nitrogen Partners and Terra Nitrogen Company play in CVR Partners’ favor.

Top 10 Food Stocks For 2016: Prestige Brand Holdings Inc.(PBH)

Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in marketing, selling, and distributing over-the-counter healthcare and household cleaning products primarily in North America. The company?s Over-The-Counter Healthcare segment offers a portfolio of OTC products under nine core OTC brands, including Chloraseptic sore throat remedies, Clear Eyes eye drops, Compound W wart removers, Dramamine motion sickness products, Efferdent and Effergrip denture products, Little Remedies pediatric healthcare products, Luden’s cough drops, PediaCare pediatric healthcare products, and The Doctor?s brand of oral care products. This segment also provides other significant brands that include Dermoplast first-aid products, Murine eye and ear care products, NasalCrom allergy relief product, New-Skin liquid bandage, and Wartner wart removers. Its Household Cleaning segment markets household cleaning products, such as abrasive and non-abrasive tub and tile cleaner, scrubb i ng pads and sponges, dilutables, anti-bacterial hard surface spray for counter tops, and glass cleaners under the Comet, Chore Boy, and Spic and Span brands. Prestige Brands Holdings distributes its products through various retail channels, including drug, food, dollar, and club stores, as well as supermarkets and mass merchandisers. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Irvington, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Castor believes the cash has disappeared into working capital, which has grown from 23% to more than 50% since 2008. Comparable company PrestigeBrand (PBH) uses 11%; Unilever(UL) and Colgate-Palmolive(CL) far less.

Top 10 Food Stocks For 2016: 1-800 FLOWERS.COM Inc.(FLWS)

1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. together with its subsidiaries, operates as a florist and gift retailer in the United States. The company offers a range of products, including fresh-cut flowers, floral arrangements and plants, gifts, popcorn, gourmet foods and gift baskets, cookies, chocolates, candy, and wine through its telephonic and online sales channels, company-owned and operated retail floral stores, and franchised stores. It provides gourmet gifts, such as popcorn and specialty treats through thepopcornfactory.com; cookies and baked gifts through cheryls.com; chocolates and confections through fanniemay.com and harrylondon.com; gift baskets and towers through 1800baskets.com; Celebrations brand party ideas and planning tips through celebrations.com; and customizable invitations, announcements, and greeting cards through finestationery.com. As of July 3, 2011, the company operated 2 floral retail stores, 1 fulfillment center, and approximately 100 franchised stores located within the United States. It has strategic online relationships with Facebook, Google, AOL, Yahoo!, and Microsoft. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Carle Place, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    U.S. retailers performed poorly during the Christmas holiday season, but companies in the Valentine’s Day business are hoping that Americans will spend generously in the name of love this year. These names include flower delivery company 1-800-Flowers.Com Inc (NASDAQ: FLWS), L Brands Inc (NYSE: LB) (owner of both Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works), Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE: CHD) (owner of Trojan brand condoms), candy giant Hershey Co (NYSE: HSY) and luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF).

Hot Trucking Companies To Own In Right Now

Cowen’s Oliver Chen and team call Signet Jewelers (SIG) a “‘must have’ stock” following yesterday’s earnings. They explain why:

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We continue to see multiple positive catalysts of sales & earnings growth over the long-term, including: agile leverage of proprietary brand portfolio (~31% of mix), inelastic bridal demand (50% of mix), and a healthy middle income consumer. Near-term, we’re encouraged by mgmt. confidence in the business with FY17 outlook for top & bottom line exceeding expectations. We acknowledge FY17 comp guide implies a 2H acceleration, but still appears achievable on: 1) momentum continuing to build with the Ever Us collection compounded by new line extensions (e.g. earrings & bracelets); 2) roll-out of Pandora shop-in-shops + new Chosen Diamond program; 3) further refining of marketing campaigns; 4) Zales synergies; and 5) cont’d investments in store ops/sales training. In terms of profitability, mgmt. expects both GM and SG&A leverage to drive strong earnings flow during the year, with GM improvement driven by higher sales & synergies, while SG&A leverage expected to flow due to marketing & organizational design efficiencies. Reit. Outperform on SIG with $165PT on 17x FY18 EPS.

Hot Trucking Companies To Own In Right Now: Pinnacle West Capital Corporation(PNW)

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides retail and wholesale electric services primarily in the State of Arizona. The company involves in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity through coal, nuclear, gas and oil, and solar resources. It also offers energy-related products and services, such as energy master planning, energy use consultation and facility audits, cogeneration analysis and installation, and project management with a focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy to commercial and industrial retail customers in the western United States. In addition, the company owns minority interests in various energy-related investments and Arizona community-based ventures; and develops residential, commercial, and industrial real estate projects in Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico, and Utah. As of December 31, 2010, it owned or leased approximately 6,290 mega watts of regulated generation capacity; and serviced approximately 1.1 million customers. Pinnacle West Capital Corporation was founded in 1920 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Iron Mountain has gained 2.6% to $26.55 at 3:05 p.m., making it the fourth-best performer in the S&P 500, ahead of WPX Energy (WPX), which has gained 2.4% to $19.94, Pinnacle West Capital (PNW), which has gained 2.3% to $53.55 and Dominion Resources (D), which has risen 2.1% to $59.85.

Hot Trucking Companies To Own In Right Now: Kinder Morgan, Inc.(KMI)

 

Kinder Morgan, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure and energy company in North America. The company operates through Natural Gas Pipelines, CO2, Terminals, Products Pipelines, Kinder Morgan Canada, and Other segments. The Natural Gas Pipelines segment owns and operates interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline and storage systems; natural gas and crude oil gathering systems, and natural gas processing and treating facilities; and natural gas liquids fractionation facilities and transportation systems. The CO2 segment produces, transports, and markets CO2 for use in enhanced oil recovery projects; and owns interest in oil-producing fields, gas processing plants, and crude oil pipelines located in the Permian Basin region of West Texas. The Terminals segment owns and operates liquids and bulk terminals, and rail transloading and materials handling facilities that transload and store refined petroleum products; crude o il; condensate; and bulk products, including coal, petroleum coke, cement, alumina, salt, and other bulk chemicals, as well as owns and operates seven tankers. The Products Pipelines segment owns and operates refined petroleum products, and crude oil and condensate pipelines; and associated product terminals and petroleum pipeline transmix facilities. The Kinder Morgan Canada segment owns and operates Trans Mountain pipeline system that transports crude oil and refined petroleum products from Edmonton, Alberta, and Canada to marketing terminals and refineries in British Columbia, Canada, and Washington State; and aviation turbine fuel pipeline. The Other segment includes various physical natural gas contracts with power plants. Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns an interest in or operates approximately 80,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. The company was formerly known as Kinder Morgan Holdco LLC and changed its name to Kinder Morgan, Inc. in February 2011. Kinder Morgan, Inc. was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.!

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    One energy player that insiders are buying up a huge amount of stock in here is Kinder Morgan (KMI), which owns interests in an energy transportation and storage company. Insiders are buying this stock into modest strength, since shares are up 2.4% so far in 2013.

    Kinder Morgan has a market cap of $37.5 billion and an enterprise value of $71 billion. This stock trades at a premium valuation, with a trailing price-to-earnings of 37.94 and a forward price-to-earnings of 23.03. Its estimated growth rate for this year is 153.1%, and for next year it’s pegged at 26.6%. This is not a cash-rich company, since the total cash position on its balance sheet is $1.02 billion and its total debt is a whopping $35.60 billion. This stock currently sports a dividend yield of 4.2%

    The CEO and chairman of the board just bought 500,000 shares, or about $17.86 million worth of stock, at $35.74 a share.

    From a technical perspective, KMI is currently trending below both its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, which is bearish. This stock has been downtrending for the last two months, with shares moving lower from its July high of $40.03 a share to its recent low of $34.82 a share. During that downtrend, shares of KMI have been making mostly lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action.

    If you’re bullish on KMI, then I would look for long-biased trades as long as this stock is trending above its 200-day at $36.97, and then once takes out some near-term overhead resistance levels at 50-day at $37.80 a share to more resistance at $38.29 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that hits near or above its three-month average action of 4.91 million shares. If we get that move soon, then KMI will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $40.03 to $41.06 a share.

  • [By Dimitra DeFotis]

    In a nutshell: Hedgeye says investors should worry more about Kinder’s pipeline maintenance and spending therein. And it says Kinder’s exploration and production business, while small, is NOT a pipeline enterprise and valuation should reflect that.Moreover, Hedgeye says it thinks Kinder Morgans strategy is to “starve its pipelines and related infrastructure of routine maintenance spending” so that it can maximize distributable cash flow and payments to the general partner, Kinder Morgan(KMI). As a structure,MLPs pay out most of their cash flow as tax-deferred distributions to investors in their “units,” as shares are called.

Top 5 Consumer Service Companies To Own For 2016: Terra Nitrogen Company L.P.(TNH)

Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P. engages in the production and sale of nitrogen fertilizer products for agricultural and industrial applications. The company primarily offers anhydrous ammonia and urea ammonium nitrate solutions. Its customers for fertilizer products include dealers, national farm retail chains, and distributors. Terra Nitrogen GP Inc. serves as the general partner of the company. Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P. was founded in 1991 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois. Terra Nitrogen Company, LP. operates as a subsidiary of Terra Industries Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Robert Rapier] While the MLP space is dominated by the oil and gas sector, in last week’s article we began to explore some of the more exotic master limited partnership offerings. This week we continue our exploration of nontraditional MLPs by looking at the partnerships supplying fertilizer.

    Rentech (Nasdaq: RTK) has been around for more than a decade, and it has shifted strategies several times. Full disclosure: Rentech’s Chief Technology Officer Harold Wright is a former manager of mine when we were both at ConocoPhillips, and I have visited Rentech’s facility in Commerce City, Colorado.

    For most of Rentech’s existence, the company has sought to commercialize alternative fuels. At one time it had ambitions to build a large coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant, but federal legislation ultimately nudged it instead into the biomass-to-liquids (BTL) space. The company did build a BTL demonstration plant, but ultimately shut it down and has now refocused its effor ts on becoming “one of the largest wood processing companies in the world.”

    During its interesting journey as a company, Rentech acquired two ammonia nitrogen fertilizer facilities, which turned out to be a profit center that funded the alternative energy research. In November 2011, Rentech spun off this fertilizer business into an MLP called Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP (NYSE: RNF).

    In the months leading to the spin-off, RTK’s market capitalization was about $200 million. Rentech maintained 60 percent ownership of RNF, and three months after the spin-off RTK’s market cap had risen to $400 million, while investors had bid RNF up to $1 billion. Interestingly, RTK’s share of RNF was worth more than RTK’s entire market cap, a situation that persists. The market currently values Rentech at $482 million, while the valuation of Rentech Nitrogen Partners makes RTK’s 60 percent stake in RNF worth slightly more than $600 million — another illu

Hot Trucking Companies To Own In Right Now: T-Mobile US, Inc.(TMUS)

 

T-Mobile US, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides mobile communications services in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company offers voice, messaging, and data services in the postpaid, prepaid, and wholesale markets. It also provides wireless devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and other mobile communication devices, as well as accessories, which are manufactured by various suppliers. It offers services, devices, and accessories through its owned and operated retail stores, as well as through its Websites. T-Mobile US, Inc. also sells its devices and accessories to dealers and other third party distributors for resale through independent third-party retail outlets and various third-party Websites. The company provides its services under the T-Mobile and MetroPCS brands. As of December 31, 2014, it provided services to approximately 55 million customers. T-Mobile US, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. T-Mobile US, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Andrea Tse]

    Despite Verizon consistently being able to keep churn rates at very low levels over the last decade, rates have edged up compared to five years ago. The company’s churn rate for retail postpaid customers came in at 0.93% and 0.97% for the three months and six months ended June 30. Five years ago during the same period, the figures were at 0.83% and 0.88%, respectively. The latest wireless churn rate data on other telecom companies show T-Mobile USA (TMUS) coming in at 1.6% and 1.8% during those same periods, and AT&T’s arriving at 1.02% and 1.03% and almost rivaling Verizon’s during those respective time frames. In any case, Verizon still has the chance to prove that it’s able to beat its own churn rate lows again in the coming years. [Read: Blackberry Fails at the ‘Vision Thing’]

Hot Trucking Companies To Own In Right Now: Foot Locker, Inc.(FL)

 

Foot Locker, Inc. operates as an athletic shoes and apparel retailer. The company operates in two segments, Athletic Stores and Direct-to-Customers. The Athletic Stores segment retails athletic footwear, apparel, accessories, and equipment under various formats, including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Footaction, and SIX:02, as well as Runners Point, and Sidestep. As of January 30, 2016, it operated 3,383 primarily mall-based stores in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The Direct-to-Customers segment sell athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, team licensed products, and private-label merchandise through Internet Websites, mobile sites, and catalogs. This segment operates sites for eastbay.com, final-score.com, eastbayteamsales.com, and sp24.com, as well as footlocker.com, ladyfootlocker.com, six02.com, kidsfootlocker.com, champssports.com, footaction.com, footlock er.ca, footlocker.eu, runnerspoint.com, and sidestep-shoes.com. The company also provides franchise licenses to operate its Foot Locker stores in the Middle East and the Republic of Korea; and Runners Point Germany. It operates 64 franchised stores. The company was founded in 1879 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeroen Jongbloed]

    Foot Locker (FL) is a retailer of athletic shoes and apparel which operates 3369 stores in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New-Zealand. On July 10th 2013, it completed its acquisition of Runners Point Group. In today’s article, I will be looking at FL’s revenue, net income, dividend and valuation. At certain points, I will use DSW, Inc. (DSW) and Shoe Carnival, Inc. (SCVL) for comparison.

Hot Trucking Companies To Own In Right Now: BorgWarner Inc.(BWA)

 

BorgWarner Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells engineered automotive systems and components primarily for powertrain applications worldwide. The companys Engine segment offers turbochargers; turbo actuators; and timing systems, such as timing chains, variable cam timing products, crankshaft and camshaft sprockets, tensioners, guides and snubbers, HY-VO front-wheel drive transmission chains, and four-wheel drive chains. This segment also provides emissions and systems products comprising electric air pumps and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) modules, EGR coolers, EGR tubes, and EGR valves; thermal systems products consisting of viscous fan drives, polymer fans, and coolant pumps; and ignition systems, such as glow plugs and instant starting systems, pressure sensor glow plugs, and ignition technology. The Drivetrain segment develops and manufactures friction and mechanical products, including dual clutch modules, friction clutch modules, friction and steel plates, transmission bands, torque converter clutches, one-way clutches, and torsional vibration dampers. This segment also offers control products comprising electro-hydraulic solenoids, transmission solenoid modules, and dual clutch control modules. In addition, this segment provides torque management products, including rear-wheel drive/all-wheel drive (AWD) transfer case systems, front wheel drive-AWD coupling systems, and cross-axle coupling systems. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers of light vehicles consisting of passenger cars, sport-utility vehicles, vans, and light trucks; commercial vehicles, such as medium-duty and heavy duty trucks, and buses; and off-highway vehicles, including agricultural and construction machinery, and marine applications, as well as to tier one vehicle systems suppliers and the aftermarket for light, commercial, and off-highway vehicles. BorgWarner Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of auto-part makers like Delphi Automotive (DLPH), BorgWarner (BWA), and Tenneco (TEN) are getting killed today, ostensibly due to an article in Automotive News. Wells Fargo’s Richard Kwas and team think Tesla Motors (TSLA) and its Model 3 deserve at least some of the blame: