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Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019

Peter Krauth

Many investors will tell you gold is the ultimate safe haven, but here’s the thing – silver is poised to deliver extreme outperformance over the next several years.

Let me explain how I know this.

You see, I spend countless hours researching silver, gold, and a plethora of commodities and related investment opportunities.

So I know silver is, without a doubt, the most undervalued resource right now, based on a number of metrics.

In fact, some of the best research to be gleaned on this very topic comes from the Silver Institute’s World Silver Survey 2018, the 28th annual edition of this global analysis.

For anyone studying the sector as I do, it’s an indispensable tool providing an in-depth view of the state of the silver markets.

And for those who don’t study it, I’m going to show you my condensed review of this year’s survey, as well as a suggestion for how you can leverage silver’s bullish outlook.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.(SBGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: SBGI) and GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock (NYSE:TGNA) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Liberty Media Formula One Series A (NASDAQ: FWONA) and Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ:SBGI) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Shares of Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ:SBGI) climbed 17.3% in June, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

    The media company’s share price saw its biggest gains following the announcement that AT&T’s (NYSE:T) merger with Time Warner had been granted approval by a federal court judge. The court’s ruling signaled a high likelihood that Sinclair will be able to proceed with its planned $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media (NYSE:TRCO). Shares of Tribune Media climbed roughly 6.7% in the month.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Toll Brothers Inc.(TOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on T-Mobile US (TMUS) , Lennar (LEN) , Toll Brothers (TOL) , Tyson Foods (TSN) , JB Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) and International Paper (IP) .

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, Tyler Crowe, and John Bromels]

    If you’re shopping for great buys in the oil patch right now, three Motley Fool contributors think you should take a close look at tech-heavy but asset-light oilfield services providerCore Laboratories N.V.(NYSE:CLB), value-priced independent oil producerApache Corporation(NYSE:APA), and refining giantMarathon Petroleum Corp(NYSE:MPC).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders bought shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) on weakness during trading on Thursday. $138.21 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $102.43 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $35.78 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Marathon Petroleum had the 13th highest net in-flow for the day. Marathon Petroleum traded down ($1.22) for the day and closed at $69.60

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Marathon Petroleum earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.2436065193767 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: T-Mobile US, Inc.(TMUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) jumped 46.7 percent to $16.1331. The low-float small-cap clinical stage gene therapy company saw its stock rally nearly 150 percent from Monday through Thursday. Formal news hasn't been announced this week that would support a triple-digit percentage rally (including more than 200 percent at one point on Thursday) but the quiet period following its initial public offering will expire on May 8.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares gained 24.7 percent to $36.17. Celyad reported the publication of THINK study case report of CYAD-01 Induced Complete Remission in relapsed/refractory AML patient in haematologica.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares jumped 23.2 percent to $39.00 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.
    eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) gained 21.8 percent to $19.58 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) climbed 20.4 percent to $27.20 following Q1 results.
    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares jumped 18.2 percent to $304.135 following strong quarterly results.
    Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) gained 13.9 percent to $12.70 as the company reported Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) gained 13.8 percent to $17.36.
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 11.8 percent to $2.336 after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) shares surged 11.7 percent to $11.75 after the company announced 'successful completion of interim analysis' for FORWARD I Phase 3 mirvetuximab soravtansine trial.
    Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOX) gained 9.5 percent to $12.70.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 8.5 percent to $115.3801 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 8.3 percent to $6.50. The stock moved higher after a Reuters report suggested ongoing merger talks with T-M
  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    Even asSprint (NYSE:S) waits for federal regulators to consider its mergerwith T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS), it still has to focus on its own operations. Moving forward, it’s going to continue to employ some of the strategies it currently uses to gain customers — but amp them up.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Merrill Lynch rates shares of T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) as Underperform with a $45 price objective. That is significantly under the current $63.09 share price. And the firm’s rating on Sprint Corporation is also Underperform, and the $3.00 price objective is under the current $5.20 price for Sprint’s stock.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    A merger and acquisition several years in the making between Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) and T-Mobile U.S. Inc. (Nasdaq: TMUS) is roiling the telecoms market. TMUS agreed to pay $26 billion for Sprint on April 29.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on T-Mobile US (TMUS) , Lennar (LEN) , Toll Brothers (TOL) , Tyson Foods (TSN) , JB Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) and International Paper (IP) .

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Hill-Rom Holdings Inc(HRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) reached a new 52-week high on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $94.72 and last traded at $94.23, with a volume of 536165 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $91.38.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB raised its holdings in shares of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) by 32.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 8,102 shares of the medical technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,000 shares during the quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB’s holdings in Hill-Rom were worth $705,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC) and CAS Medical Systems (NASDAQ:CASM) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019

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Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Columbia Sportswear Company(COLM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Brasada Capital Management LP grew its stake in shares of Columbia Sportswear (NASDAQ:COLM) by 25.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 5,669 shares of the textile maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,148 shares during the quarter. Brasada Capital Management LP’s holdings in Columbia Sportswear were worth $433,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Columbia Sportswear (NASDAQ:COLM) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $88.86 and last traded at $88.27, with a volume of 4020 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $87.29.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Toll Brothers Inc.(TOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund, Timothy Green, and Dan Caplinger]

    But it’s not always easy to find these high-growth opportunities. That’s why we asked for some help from your fellow investors here at The Motley Fool. Our panelists believe thatInternational Business Machines(NYSE:IBM),Fitbit(NYSE:FIT), andToll Brothers(NYSE:TOL) are primed to double your investment in relatively short order.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company is more focused on the higher end of the market, and business remains good. Toll Brothers Inc. (NYSE: TOL) is a leading U.S. homebuilder with a focus on luxury suburban and urban markets. It operates in four distinct geographic segments, building homes catering to move-up, empty-nester, active-adult and second-home buyers.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) had its price objective lowered by Citigroup from $44.00 to $42.00 in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning. Citigroup currently has a neutral rating on the construction company’s stock.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc.(CRZO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ:CRZO) jumped nearly 13% by 1:45 p.m. EDT on Tuesday after the company reported stronger-than-expected first-quarter results.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That bullish inventory number, along with the potential for even higher oil prices, sent oil stocks soaring, with several smaller producers spiking more than 10% today. Among that group was EP Energy (NYSE:EPE), Sanchez Energy (NYSE:SN), Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR), HighPoint Resources (NYSE:HPR), and Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ:CRZO) have been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the twenty-four analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Eleven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $26.88.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) was maintained as Buy but the price target was cut to $44 from $45 at Stifel.

    CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) was reiterated as Buy with a $79 price target (versus a $52.42 close) at Argus. The firm was very positive about its individual prospects but was still very concerned about a possible re-merger with Viacom.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Carl Icahn fired off a letter to the board of AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ: AFSI) Thursday, blasting the firm for pursuing an “opportunistic going-private transaction” that would squeeze out minority shareholders: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
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    ANALYST RATINGS
    Evercore upgraded Marriott (NASDAQ: MAR) from In-Line to Outperform
    Piper Jaffray upgraded Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) from Neutral to Overweight
    Jefferies downgraded Carrizo Oil (NASDAQ: CRZO) from Buy to Hold
    Imperial downgraded Planet Fitness (NYSE: PLNT) from Outperform to In-Line

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Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.(TYPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Should You Be Holding Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:TYPE)? (finance.yahoo.com) Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (TYPE) Forecasted to Earn Q1 2019 Earnings of $0.07 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Monotype Partners with PKU Founder Information Industry Group to Bring Latin Typefaces to Enterprise Brands and Creative Professionals in China (finance.yahoo.com) $59.42 Million in Sales Expected for Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (TYPE) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Introducing the Walbaum Typeface: the Restoration of a Warm and Stylish Serif Design That Has Nearly Limitless Applications (finance.yahoo.com)

    TYPE has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. B. Riley raised shares of Monotype Imaging from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $24.50 to $31.00 in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Monotype Imaging from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $27.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. ValuEngine raised shares of Monotype Imaging from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Monotype Imaging from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Friday, April 27th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Monotype Imaging from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Monotype Imaging presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average p

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Monotype Imaging (NASDAQ:TYPE) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Monotype Imaging (NASDAQ:TYPE) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) and Monotype Imaging (NASDAQ:TYPE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Polaris Industries Inc.(PII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    When Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) was mired in protracted product recalls because its popular RZR side-by-sides held the very real risk of spontaneously combusting, shares of the powersports vehicle manufacturer rose. While it is still having trouble getting that problem under control, Polaris recently reported strong earnings across all its divisions — and its stock plunged.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) by 26.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 441,807 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 92,350 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned approximately 0.70% of Polaris Industries worth $50,596,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Those who are buying — younger, more-urban riders, as well as women — aren’t attracted to the same kind of motorcycles. Although Harley and rival Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII), which owns the Indian Motorcycle brand, recognize this changing demographic, their designs haven’t adjusted enough to make a big enough impact.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019

In my very first MannKind article I offered for my SA readers, I made the following statement:

Wall Street gurus are always smarter than the retail investor that doesn’t do their homework.

I have mentioned several times that MannKind’s (NASDAQ:MNKD) management understands the reality and has done a remarkable job in keeping the company hooked up to a life support system that has allowed them to be one of the few (other than the short-sellers) to benefit from these four years of futility for the retail investors. In recent days, with the flurry of superfluous SEC filings and press releases this has only resulted in the stock falling to a near all-time low price. The time is neigh for this saga becoming history so we can close the books on this financial fiasco. It’s now clear who has done their homework on MannKind!

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Toll Brothers Inc.(TOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    LG Homes (LGIH) : “I like Lennar (LEN) and I also like Toll Brothers (TOL) .”

    GrubHub (GRUB) : “I’ve been riding this one for a long time. It might be time to take some profits. “

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on T-Mobile US (TMUS) , Lennar (LEN) , Toll Brothers (TOL) , Tyson Foods (TSN) , JB Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) and International Paper (IP) .

  • [By ]

    3. Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL)
    The Horsham, Pennsylvania-based, $7 billion market cap builder is lower than 7% this year, making it an ideal buy right now.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) fell 9.6% during trading on Tuesday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The stock traded as low as $39.40 and last traded at $39.46. 7,725,063 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 253% from the average session volume of 2,189,076 shares. The stock had previously closed at $43.63.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Tesla Motors, Inc.(TSLA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Late Monday a report hit the wire that Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) was stopping production of its Model 3 sedan for about a week in order, the company said in a statement, “to improve automation and systematically address bottlenecks in order to increase production rates.” The company reaffirmed that it is on track to reach a production rate of 5,000 Model 3s a week by the end of the second quarter.

  • [By ]

    Once again, Charlie Munger stole the show — this time with a tweak of the inferior executive known as Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk. Musk, of course, responded sarcastically on Twitter in his child-like manner instead of a 46-year-old executive trying to make his electric car company profitable.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    When it rains, it pours. Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) is getting rained on and it is indeed pouring. Since reporting first-quarter results on May 2, the stock has dropped more than 5.5%.

  • [By ]

    The waiting list is piling up for this hot piece of technology from Tesla Inc. (TSLA) .

    No, it’s not the Model 3 – or any other car model, for that matter.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Payment Data Systems, Inc.(PYDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ: EEFT) and Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Euronet Worldwide (EEFT) versus Payment Data Systems (PYDS) Financial Comparison (americanbankingnews.com) Payment Data Systems (PYDS) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.06 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Payment Data Systems’ (PYDS) CEO Louis Hoch Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) Edited Transcript of PYDS earnings conference call or presentation 15-May-18 9:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) Payment Data Systems Announces Results for the First Quarter of 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)

    NASDAQ:PYDS traded up $0.03 on Friday, reaching $1.75. 66,441 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 170,972. Payment Data Systems has a 12 month low of $1.17 and a 12 month high of $4.10.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Net 1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ: UEPS) and Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Boot Barn Holdings, Inc.(BOOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.
    Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) reported upbeat results for its first quarter. Comparable-store sales rose 0.6 percent.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) disclosed a 7.2 million common stock offering.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Henry Boot (NYSE:BOOT) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 15, 2018 4:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.
    Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) reported upbeat results for its first quarter. Comparable-store sales rose 0.6 percent.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) disclosed a 7.2 million common stock offering.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares rose 15.2 percent to $31.90 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) rose 12.4 percent to $41.30 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGLE) rose 10.8 percent to $8.75 in pre-market trading.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 8.8 percent to $11.05 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) rose 7.3 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 6.9 percent to $7.00 in pre-market trading after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALL) rose 6.5 percent to $10.68 in pre-market trading.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 5.2 percent to $20.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.53 percent on Monday.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose 5 percent to $91.16 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 5 percent to $167.98 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that Takeda is nearing a preliminary agreement to acquire Shire after sweetened bid.
    Outfront Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT) shares rose 5 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) rose 4.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.80 percent on Monday.
    SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) rose 3.7 percent to $109.80 in pre-market trading after the company posted strong quarterly results and raised its outlook for the year.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) shares rose 3.7 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.45 percent on Monday.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: D

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: SL Green Realty Corporation(SLG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on SL Green Realty (SLG)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Swiss National Bank lessened its stake in SL Green Realty (NYSE:SLG) by 13.9% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 315,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 51,200 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned 0.35% of SL Green Realty worth $30,589,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now

Investment company Home Federal Bank Of Tennessee buys Apple Inc, Caterpillar Inc, SPDR Select Sector Fund – Technology, sells Southern Co, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company during the 3-months ended 2017-12-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Home Federal Bank Of Tennessee. As of 2017-12-31, Home Federal Bank Of Tennessee owns 64 stocks with a total value of $204 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: AAPL, CAT, XLK, Reduced Positions: IJS, SO, GE, ABT, PG, PEP, JNJ, STIP, HD, JPM, Sold Out: BMY,

For the details of HOME FEDERAL BANK OF TENNESSEE’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=HOME+FEDERAL+BANK+OF+TENNESSEE

These are the top 5 holdings of HOME FEDERAL BANK OF TENNESSEEiShares S&P 500 Value (IVE) – 477,802 shares, 26.74% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.04%iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV) – 170,043 shares, 22.4% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.13%iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Value (IJS) – 74,529 shares, 5.61% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.77%iShares Russell Mid-cap Value (IWS) – 113,993 shares, 4.98% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.39%iShares 0-5 Year TIPS Bond (STIP) – 33,991 shares, 1.66% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.18%New Purchase: Caterpillar Inc (CAT)

Home Federal Bank Of Tennessee initiated holdings in Caterpillar Inc. The purchase prices were between $124.72 and $158.42, with an estimated average price of $138.66. The stock is now traded at around $168.76. The impact to the portfolio due to this purchase was 0.11%. The holdings were 1,400 shares as of 2017-12-31.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: Century Casinos, Inc.(CNTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Century Casinos (NASDAQ:CNTY) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Thursday.

    Several other research firms have also recently issued reports on CNTY. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Century Casinos from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. TheStreet cut shares of Century Casinos from a b rating to a c+ rating in a research note on Friday, April 6th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Century Casinos from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $11.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Century Casinos (NASDAQ: CNTY) is one of 31 public companies in the “Hotels & motels” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Century Casinos to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: Xcel Energy Inc.(XEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    The rise of wind power wouldn’t have been possible without two companies in particular, which combine to own 20.7 gigawatts of wind capacity, or about 24% of the country’s total. Investors wouldn’t be surprised to learn that clean energy provider NextEra Energy is one of the renewable energy stocks most important to American wind power.However, the relatively unheard of natural gas and electric utility Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL) doesn’t seem to garner nearly the same level of attention. Overlooking it could be a mistake.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the thirteen research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, seven have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $48.00.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: Toll Brothers Inc.(TOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on T-Mobile US (TMUS) , Lennar (LEN) , Toll Brothers (TOL) , Tyson Foods (TSN) , JB Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) and International Paper (IP) .

  • [By ]

    LG Homes (LGIH) : “I like Lennar (LEN) and I also like Toll Brothers (TOL) .”

    GrubHub (GRUB) : “I’ve been riding this one for a long time. It might be time to take some profits. “

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Toll Brothers (TOL)

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

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Meanwhile, the housing market comes into focus this week with earnings from home builder Toll Brothers Inc. (NYSE: TOL). It could be interesting to listen to TOL’s call and see if executives there are starting to notice any impact from seven-year highs in mortgage rates. The average cost for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 4.61 percent last week from 4.55 percent the week before, The Wall Street Journal noted. That’s up from 3.99 percent as recently as January. Housing starts for April reported last week came in a bit below Wall Street analysts’ consensus, and a one-percentage-point increase in rates can lead to a reduction in home sales of 7 percent to 8 percent, the WSJ reported, adding that first-time and moderate income borrowers could be hurt the most.

  • [By ]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock traders bought 4,681 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 816% compared to the typical daily volume of 511 put options.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: Allegiance Bancshares, Inc.(ABTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Allegiance Bancshares (NASDAQ:ABTX)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $42.80 and last traded at $41.40, with a volume of 51295 shares. The stock had previously closed at $40.75.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: Fortinet, Inc.(FTNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Fortinet Inc.s (NASDAQ: FTNT) short interest increased to 4.68 million shares from the previous 3.93 million. Shares were trading at $56.07. The 52-week range is $35.44 to $57.98.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Cybersecurity company Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT) announced its first-quarter results after the market closed on May 3. The report featured double-digit revenue expansion and explosive earnings growth, and the company expects its third-generation network security products to drive continued growth for the next few years. Here’s what investors need to know about Fortinet’s first-quarter results.

  • [By ]

    Cybersecurity remains red hot, after another three high-profile attacks, at Under Armour (UAA) , Boeing (BA) and Hudson’s Bay, the parent of Saks. But while many investors know of the big boys like Palo Alto Networks (PANW) , Fortinet (FTNT) and Proofpoint (PFPT) , Cramer dove into three smaller cybersecurity names to see if they’re worth investing in.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now

September 22, 2016: Here are three stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among just six equities making new 52-week lows in Thursday’s session. NYSE advancers led decliners by about 4 to 1 and Nasdaq advancers led decliners by about 3 to 1.

SAExploration Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SAEX) lost about 8.3% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $6.33 after closing Wednesday at $6.90. The 52-week high is $405.00. Volume of around 6.1 million was nearly 20 times the daily average of around 340,000. The oilfield services company had no specific news. The company split its stock in late July in a 1-for-135 transaction.

Great Basin Scientific Inc. (NASDAQ: GBSN) dropped about 15% on Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $2.90 after closing at $3.42 on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $45,024.00. Volume was more than 3 times the daily average of around 150,000 shares. The medical diagnostics company had no specific news Thursday. Since mid-March the company has split the stock twice: the first was a 1-for-35 split and the second a 1-for-80 split.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Mitel Networks Corporation(MITL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose
  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of Mitel Networks(NASDAQ:MITL) have popped today, up by 10% as of 12:40 p.m. EDT, after the company agreedto be acquired. Mitel will go private upon closing.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    ShoreTel Inc (NASDAQ: SHOR) shares shot up 28 percent to $7.47. Mitel Networks Corp (NASDAQ: MITL) announced plans to acquire Shortel for $7.50 per share in cash.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Toll Brothers Inc.(TOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Eileen Rojas]

    Toll Brothers has rising sales volume and unit prices
    For the third quarter ended on July 31, Toll Brothers’ (NYSE: TOL  ) net income was $46.6 million, or $0.26 per share. The latest income figures were down 24% from last year’s third-quarter results of $61.6 million, or $0.36 per share. The company’s total quarterly revenues were $689.2 million, up 24% over last year, and homebuilding deliveries were 1,059 units, up 10% compared to the same period last year.

  • [By ]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL) reported downbeat results for its fourth quarter.

    Toll Brothers posted quarterly earnings of $1.17 per share on revenue of $2.03 billion. However, analysts expected earnings of $1.19 per share on revenue of $2.08 billion.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Toll Brothers Inc (NYSE: TOL) reported stronger-than-expected profit for its third quarter, while revenue missed estimates

    Toll Brothers posted quarterly earnings of $0.87 per share on revenue of $1.502 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.69 per share on revenue of $1.51 billion.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Barracuda Networks, Inc.(CUDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows FireEye underperforming small cap Barracuda Networks Inc (NYSE: CUDA), mid cap Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ: FTNT) and large cap Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE: PANW):

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Barracuda Networks Inc (NYSE: CUDA) was down, falling around 16 percent to $19.57. Barracuda posted upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter, but issued a disappointing forecast.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Barracuda Networks Inc (NYSE: CUDA) reported stronger-than-expected results for its third quarter on Monday.

    Barracuda reported Q3 adjusted earnings of $0.22 per share on revenue of $88.8 million. Analysts were expecting earnings of $0.14 per share on revenue of $86.6 million.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Palo Alto Networks falling over the past two years, but still outperformingpotential peers in the space such as large cap Cisco Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO), mid capFortinet Inc (NASDAQ: FTNT) and small cap Barracuda Networks Inc (NYSE: CUDA):

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    It is unclear which company or companies will benefit from this executive order. But that isn’t stopping investors from placing their bets as most cybersecurity stocks were trading higher during Friday’s trading session; at the same time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 index were trading in the red.

    Shares of Barracuda Networks Inc (NYSE: CUDA) were trading higher by 2.98 percent at $21.77. Shares of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) were trading higher by 1.21 percent at $107.00. Shares of FireEye Inc (NASDAQ: FEYE) were trading higher by 0.70 percent at $14.55. Shares of Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE: PANW) were trading higher by 0.62 percent at $115.86.

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: PACCAR Inc.(PCAR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Machinery industry and the overall market, PACCAR INC’s return on equity exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

     

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    PACCAR INC has improved earnings per share by 16.3% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, PACCAR INC increased its bottom line by earning $3.82 versus $3.30 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($4.58 versus $3.82).

     

  • [By ]

    “Companies ranging from Action Alerts PLUS holding Microsoft (MSFT)  to heavy-truck maker Paccar (PCAR)  have over the years declared so-called ‘special dividends’ — one-time extra payments to shareholders. With the new U.S. tax law granting corporations a limited window to repatriate overseas profits at low tax rates, many companies might use the extra cash for special dividends. Let’s discuss how this impacts income investors,” writes Real Money Pro columnist Christopher Versace.

  • [By JPMorgan]

    We are Neutral on PCAR as the company faces the risk of both lower volume and margin pressure from declining demand in its core NA HD truck business in 2016. However, we believe PCAR should command a premium valuation due to its track record of solid execution. In addition, PCAR pays out a normal and a special dividend which, in total, should equal ~50% of net income and currently offers a yield of 4.1% (JPMe total payout of ~$2.12/share) making it potentially attractive to income-oriented investors. 

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

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Regional Management Corp.(RM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Regional Management (RM)

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.(HST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dividends4Life]

    Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. Sept. 16, the company increased its quarterly dividend 9.1% to $0.12 per share. The dividend is payable on Oct. 15, 2013, to stockholders of record on Sept. 30, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 2.6%.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HST) which rose nearly 4% to $19.40. The stocks 52-week range is $14.69 to $20.21. Volume was 16.3 million compared to its average volume of 6.1 million.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Host Hotels & Resorts (HST)

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) had its price objective boosted by Stifel Nicolaus from $20.50 to $21.00 in a research note published on Thursday. They currently have a buy rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Markel Corporation(MKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Markel (NYSE:MKL) has been referred to as a mini-Berkshire many times, and for good reason. The company uses the same general business model as Warren Buffett does at Berkshire, using the cash from its insurance businesses to buy stocks and entire companies.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Markel (NYSE:MKL) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallApril 25, 2018 9:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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  • [By Ashley Moore]

    Here is a table of the 10 most expensive stocks trading on U.S. markets today:

    Company (Ticker)Price per ShareMarket CapBerkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A)$ 257,227.52$ 419.50 billionSeaboard Corp. (NYSEMKT: SEB)$ 3,760.00$ 4.48 billionNVR Inc. (NYSE: NVR)$ 1,944.23$ 7.19 billionThe Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN)$ 1,727.94$ 80.82 billionMarkel Corp. (NYSE: MKL)$ 978.51$ 13.78 billionWhite Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. (NYSE: WTM)$ 935.01$ 4.25 billionAmazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN)$ 846.08$ 408.27 billionAlphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL)$ 844.06$ 582.85 billionAutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO)$ 744.26$ 21.04 billionIntuitive Surgical Inc. (Nasdaq: ISRG)$ 735.63$ 28.41 billion

  • [By ]

    Accordingly, as required by the new accounting standard, Markel Corp. (NYSE:MKL) recognized a pre-tax loss of $122.1 million as a result of the decline in the fair value of its equity securities since December 31, 2017.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Markel Corporation(NYSE:MKL)announced first-quarter 2018 results on Tuesday after the market closed, punctuated by a net loss from the financial holding company’s investment portfolio. But in keeping with executives’ methodical approach to generating shareholder value, Markel management took the opportunity to showcase the merits of their long-term thinking and diversified business operations.

  • [By Andy Pai]

    Akre capital often holds positions for over ten years. As long as a company is able to keep increasing its economic value, the firm will hold a stock. Although the firm is a long-term investor, Akre doesn't attribute its success to ‘buy and hold' investing, but to the quality of the companies they buy. Some of the companies' long-term holdings have included Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL), Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) and Enstar Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESGR).

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: PetroChina Company Limited(PTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    PetroChina Co. Ltd. (NYSE ADR: PTR) is China’s largest oil company with a market cap of $216.52 billion. PTR is partially owned by the Chinese government.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Semtech Corporation(SMTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ: SMTC) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $128.38 million.

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: OLLI) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $190.44 million.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

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    The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on petroleum inventories in the U.S. is schedule for release at 10:30 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 10-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 1:15 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Cantor upgraded Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ARWR) from Neutral to Overweight
    RBC upgraded Semtech (NASDAQ: SMTC) from Sector Perform to Outperform
    Morgan Stanley downgraded Adient (NYSE: ADNT) from Overweight to Equal-Weight
    Jefferies downgraded Beacon Roofing (NASDAQ: BECN) from Buy to Hold

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Kona Grill Inc.(KONA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Kona Grill Inc (NASDAQ: KONA) was down, falling around 25 percent to $2.00 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.

    Commodities

Hot Income Companies To Own In Right Now

Dillards (DDS) fell more than 5% during after-hours trading, joining the list of retailers being done in by disappointing fiscal first quarter financial results.

At $2.17 a share, first quarter earnings fell more than expected, coming in 40 cents below the Capital IQ consensus of $2.57. Net revenue (which includes Dillards construction business) fell 4.5% to $1.5 billion, just missing the $1.55 billion consensus.

Merchandise sales declined 5% to just below $1.45 billion with same-store sales falling a like amount. Dillards operates 272 Dillard’s locations and 24 clearance centers spanning 29 states.

Heres what CEO William T. Dillard, II had to say:

Our disappointing sales pressured our gross margin and net income performance, although inventory was relatively flat at quarter end. While we controlled expenses, sales leverage was difficult to achieve. We continued to return value to shareholders by purchasing $58.4 million of our Class A Common Stock during the quarter.

Hot Income Companies To Own In Right Now: Toll Brothers Inc.(TOL)

Toll Brothers, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, builds, markets, and arranges finance for single-family detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities. It is also involved in building or converting existing rental apartment buildings into high-, mid-, and low-rise luxury homes. In addition, the company develops, owns, and operates golf courses and country clubs associated with various planned communities, as well as individual communities. It serves move-up, empty-nester, active-adult, age-qualified, and second-home buyers in 19 states in the United States. Toll Brothers, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Horsham, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Powell]

    Steve Halpern: You mentioned home builders and one that you’ve been bullish on is Toll Brothers (TOL). Do you still like that stock?

    Jim Powell: I certainly do. It’s in there for the long haul. They’ve made some really good strategic decisions. One of the trends that I’ve been following is the millennial generation and what their habits are and what their preferences are.

Hot Income Companies To Own In Right Now: URS Corporation(URS)

URS Corporation provides engineering, construction, and technical services to the power, infrastructure, federal, and industrial and commercial market sectors in the United States and internationally. Its services for power sector include planning, designing, engineering, constructing, retrofitting, and maintaining a range of power-generating facilities; and the systems that transmit and distribute electricity, as well as the development and installation of clean air technologies that reduce emissions at fossil fuel power plants. The company?s services for infrastructure sector comprise program management, planning, architect, engineering, general contracting, construction, and construction management for surface, air, and rail transportation networks; ports and harbors; and water supply, and treatment and conveyance systems. Its services for federal sector consist of program management; planning, design, and engineering; systems engineering and technical assistance to con struction and construction management; operations and maintenance; and decommissioning and closure primarily for the United States federal government and national governments of other countries. URS Corporation?s services for industrial and commercial sector include front-end studies, engineering and process design, procurement, construction and construction management, facility management, and operations and maintenance, as well as due diligence, permitting, compliance, environmental management, pollution control, health and safety, waste management, and hazardous waste remediation. The company was formerly known as Broadview Research Corporation and changed its name to URS Corporation in 1976. URS Corporation was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Fidelty’s John Mirshekaritook a look at URS(URS) today at the Value Investing Congress.His takeaway: The stock could double in two years.

    Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

    His analysis started with URS’s use of its free cash. During the past, it hasn’t been pretty. They spent 6.3 billion on eight acquisitions, they’ve bought companies at valuations higher than own stock and return-on-equity has dropped from high teens to just 6%.

    The problem hasn’t been its business: Its return on tangible capital is 17%. Instead, the problem is that its management hasn’t maximized value through capital allocation. URS has lowest valuation: 9x 2013 cash earnings in its industry.

    Part of the problem: Management incentives are based on net income. This year, however, relative total shareholder return was added., something Mirshekari calls”a step in the right direction.” In May, URS filed an amended proxy which says it will look to change incentives from net income to return on equity and earnings per share. More importantly, it said acquisitions would end.

    If all goes right, URS could double in two years,Mirshekari says, comparing it to AECOM Technology (ACM).

    Looks a lot like AECOMM, which did something similar and rallied.

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

    Fund manager John Mirshekari, of the Fidelity Low-Priced Stock Fund, recommended shares of URS (URS), an engineering and construction contractor.

Hot Defense Companies To Invest In 2016: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings(LH)

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings operates as an independent clinical laboratory company in the United States. The company offers a range of testing services used by the medical profession in routine testing, patient diagnosis, and in the monitoring and treatment of disease, as well as specialty testing services. Its routine tests include blood chemistry analyses, urinalyses, blood cell counts, thyroid tests, Pap tests, HIV tests, microbiology cultures and procedures, and alcohol and other substance-abuse tests. The company?s specialty tests and related services comprise viral load measurements, genotyping and phenotyping, and host genetic factors for managing and treating HIV infections; cytogenetic, molecular cytogenetic, biochemical, and molecular genetic tests for diagnostic genetics; oncology tests for diagnosing and monitoring certain cancers and treatments; clinical trials testing for pharmaceutical companies, which conducts clinical research trials on diag nostic assays; forensic identity testing used in criminal proceedings and parentage evaluation services, as well as testing services in reconstruction cases; allergy testing; and occupational testing for the detection of drug and alcohol abuse. Its customers include independent physicians and physician groups, hospitals, managed care organizations, governmental agencies, employers, pharmaceutical companies, and other independent clinical laboratories. The company operates a network of 51 primary laboratories and approximately 1,700 patient service centers. In addition, it delivers a co-branded electronic health records Lite solution for physician practices. The company works with university, hospital, and academic institutions, such as Duke University, The Johns Hopkins University, the University of Minnesota, and Yale University to license and commercialize new diagnostic tests. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Burlingt o n, North Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Analysts expect Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE: LH) to report its quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $2.19 billion. Laboratory Corp shares rose 0.64 percent to close at $121.77 on Friday.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE: LH) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $2.19 billion.

    Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE: ROP) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.46 per share on revenue of $895.87 million.

Hot Income Companies To Own In Right Now: Plains All American Pipeline L.P.(PAA)

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., through its subsidiaries, engages in the transportation, storage, terminalling, and marketing of crude oil, refined products, and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) products in the United States and Canada. The company operates in three segments: Transportation, Facilities, and Supply and Logistics. The Transportation segment transports crude oil and refined products on pipelines, gathering systems, trucks, and barges. As of December 31, 2011, this segment owned and leased 16,000 miles of active crude oil and refined products pipelines and gathering systems; 23 million barrels of above-ground tank capacity used primarily to facilitate pipeline throughput; 67 trucks and 382 trailers; and 82 transport and storage barges, and 44 transport tugs. The Facilities segment provides storage, terminalling, and throughput services for crude oil, refined products, and LPG and natural gas, as well as offers LPG fractionation and isomerization, and natural gas processing services. The Supply and Logistics segment purchases crude oil at the wellhead, and pipeline and terminal facilities; waterborne cargoes at their load port and various other locations in transit; and LPG from producers, refiners, and other marketers. This segment also resells or exchanges crude oil and LPG; and transports oil and LPG on trucks, barges, railcars, pipelines, and ocean-going vessels to various delivery points. It has 622 trucks and 731 trailers, and 2,453 railcars. The company also owns and operates natural gas storage facilities. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Callum Turcan]

    All American crude
    Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE: PAA  ) is also investing in Texas, and it recently snatched up some of Chesapeake’sassets in the Eagle Ford for $125 million . Plains bought 40 miles of pipelines, 15,000 barrels of existing storage capacity, 300,000 barrels of storage under construction and a truck unloadingterminal.

Top 10 Cheapest Companies To Watch For 2016

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Toward the end of trading Friday, the Dow traded up 1.20 percent to 17,199.62 while the NASDAQ climbed 1.47 percent to 4,730.73. The S&P also rose, gaining 1.38 percent to 2,017.11.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

On Friday, energy shares surged by 2.60 percent. Top gainers in the sector included Oceaneering International (NYSE: OII), Willbros Group Inc (NYSE: WG), and Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CIE).

Top 10 Cheapest Companies To Watch For 2016: Gilead Sciences, Inc.(GILD)

 

Gilead Sciences, Inc., a research-based biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes medicines in areas of unmet medical needs in North America, South America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The companys products include Genvoya, Stribild, Complera/Eviplera, Atripla, Truvada, Viread, Emtriva, Tybost, and Vitekta for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adults; and Harvoni, Sovaldi, Viread, and Hepsera products for the treatment of liver diseases. It also offers Zydelig, a PI3K delta inhibitor, in combination with rituximab, for the treatment of certain blood cancers; Letairis, an endothelin receptor antagonist for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension; Ranexa, a tablet used for the treatment of chronic angina; Lexiscan/Rapiscan injection for use as a pharmacologic stress agent in radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging; Cayston, an inhaled antibiotic for the treat ment of respiratory systems in cystic fibrosis patients; and Tamiflu, an oral antiviral capsule for the treatment and prevention of influenza A and B. In addition, the company provides other products, such as AmBisome, an antifungal agent to treat serious invasive fungal infections; and Macugen, an anti-angiogenic oligonucleotide to treat neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Further, it has product candidates in various stages of development for the treatment of HIV/AIDS and liver diseases, such as hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus; inflammation/oncology; serious cardiovascular; and respiratory conditions, as well as diabetic nephropathy and ebola. The company markets its products through its commercial teams and/or in conjunction with third-party distributors and corporate partners. Gilead Sciences, Inc. has collaboration agreements with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Janssen R&D Ireland, Japan Tobacco Inc., and Galapagos NV. The company was founded in 1987 an d is headquartered in Foster City, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Citigroup’s Robyn Karnauskas and Mohit Bansal have the latest update on Gilead Sciences’ (GILD) hepatitis-c treatment prescriptions:

    Gilead Sciences

    IMS released data for the week ending 3/11/2016 this AM. Gilead HCV continues to hold ground at 94% share…

Top 10 Cheapest Companies To Watch For 2016: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated provides healthcare services in the United States. Its Health Benefits segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services to national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, and individuals; and non-employer based insurance options for purchase by individuals. It also provides health and well-being services for individuals aged 50 and older; and for services dealing with chronic disease and other specialized issues for older individuals, as well as health plans for the beneficiaries of acute and long-term care Medicaid plans. This segment offers its services through a network of 730,000 physicians and other health care professionals, and 5,300 hospitals. Its OptumHealth segment provides health, financial, and ancillary services and products that assist consumers through personalized health management solutions; benefit administration, and clinical and network management; health-based financi al services; behavioral solutions; and specialty benefits, such as dental, vision, life, critical illness, short-term disability, and stop-loss product offerings. The company?s Ingenix segment offers database and data management services, software products, publications, consulting and actuarial services, business process outsourcing services, and pharmaceutical data consulting and research services. Its Prescription Solutions segment provides integrated pharmacy benefit management services comprising retail network pharmacy contracting and management, claims processing, mail order pharmacy services, specialty pharmacy, benefit design consultation, rebate contracting and management, drug utilization review, formulary management programs, disease therapy management, and adherence programs to employer groups, union trusts, managed care organizations, Medicare-contracted plans, Medicaid plans, and third party administrators. The company was founded in 1974 and is based in Minn e tonka, Minnesota.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    2016 has been quite volatile for the Dow. So, a few questions arise. Where will the index go next? Will it continue to surge? Or, will it fall once again? And, is there a way to bet on its performance over the short term without being exposed to high risks and collateral?

Hot Defensive Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Exelon Corporation(EXC)

 

Exelon Corporation, a utility services holding company, engages in the energy generation and delivery businesses in the United States. It owns electric generating facilities, such as nuclear, fossil, and hydroelectric generation facilities, as well as wind and solar photovoltaic facilities. The company also sells renewable energy and other energy-related products and services; and engages in the natural gas and oil exploration and production activities, as well as sells electricity and natural gas to wholesale and retail customers. In addition, it engages in the purchase and regulated retail sale of electricity, and the provision of electricity transmission and distribution services to retail customers in northern Illinois, southeastern Pennsylvania, and central Maryland. Further, the company is involved in the purchase and regulated retail sale of natural gas, and the provision of gas distribution services to retail customers in the Pennsylvania counties surrounding the City of Philadelphia, as well as in central Maryland, including the City of Baltimore. It serves distribution utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, and financial institutions, as well as commercial, industrial, governmental, and residential customers. The company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Horizon Investments]

    For the past year, Exelon Corp. (EXC) has had a roller coaster ride, with the stock having plummeted 15% since September 2012 – the company had announced a dividend cut of 41%, which led to a drop in the share price. Separately, the recent weak PJM auction prices did not bode well for the company. However, I believe the worst is priced in the stock price, and the company’s management is committed to improving its financial flexibility and cost structure in order to strengthen its financial performance. Also, the company is planning to incur capital expenditure (CAPEX) in the upcoming years, which will result in rate base growth for Exelon.

Top 10 Cheapest Companies To Watch For 2016: SVB Financial Group(SIVB)

SVB Financial Group, a diversified financial services company, provides various banking and financial products and services. The company offers deposit products, such as traditional deposit and checking accounts, certificates of deposit, money market accounts, and sweep accounts, as well as lockbox and merchant services; and lending products and services, including traditional term loans, equipment loans, asset-based loans, revolving lines of credit, accounts-receivable-based lines of credits, capital call lines of credits, and credit cards. It also provides cash management products and services comprising wire transfer and automated clearing house payment services, collection services, disbursement services, electronic funds transfers, and online banking services. In addition, the company offers foreign exchange services; letters of credit, including export, import, and standby letters of credit; investment services and solutions; brokerage; asset management; investment a dvisory services, such as outsourced treasury services; and non-banking products and services, such as funds management, venture capital/private equity investment, and equity valuation services. Further, it provides private banking services comprising mortgages, home equity lines of credit, restricted stock purchase loans, and other secured and unsecured lending services. As of March 09, 2012, the company operated 26 offices in the United States and 7 offices internationally. It serves customers in the technology, venture capital/private equity, life science, wine, and clean tech industries. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The twenty stocks in Worth’s basket are: Ameriprise Financial (AMP) Bank of America, Banner (BANR), Citigroup, Citizens Financial Group (CFG), East West Bancorp (EWBC), First NBC Bank Holding (FNBC), HFF (HF), KeyCorp(KEY), Legacy Texas Financial Group (LTXB), Lincoln National (LNC), Morgan Stanley, Old National Bancorp (ONB), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Principal Financial Group (PFG), Stifel Financial (SF), SVB Financial Group (SIVB), TCF Financial (TCB), and Wells Fargo.

Top 10 Cheapest Companies To Watch For 2016: Move Inc.(MOVE)

Move, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates an online network of Websites for real estate search, finance, and moving and home enthusiasts in North America. The company operates REALTOR.com, a Web site that offers property listings and neighborhood profiles; and consumers information and tools designed to assist the customers in understanding the value of their home, preparing the home for sale, listing and advertising the home, home affordability, the offer process, applying for a loan, understand the mortgage options available, closing the purchase, and planning the move. REALTOR.com provides showcase listing enhancements; display ad products; and a series of template Websites primarily for agents and brokers. The company also offers 8i solution, a Web-based customer relationship management software application for real estate agents. In addition, it provides Market Snapshot and Market Builder products that allow real estate professionals to offer real-time mult iple listing services market updates and trend analysis to their online prospects and clients; and Move Rentals that displays rental listings. Further, the company provides graphical display advertisements, text links, sponsorships, and directories for advertisers for mortgage companies, home improvement retailers, moving service providers, and other consumer product and service companies. Additionally, it offers quotes from moving companies, truck rental companies, and self-storage facilities, as well as other move-related information on Moving.com Website. Move, Inc. also operates as an online real estate listing syndicator and provider of performance reporting solutions for the purpose of helping to drive an online advertising program for brokers, real estate franchises, and individual agents. The company was formerly known as Homestore, Inc. and changed its name to Move, Inc. in June 2006. Move, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Westlake Village, Californ i a.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Renu Singh]

    Aruba Networks (ARUN) is a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for mobile enterprise. The company’s Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture unifies wired and wireless network infrastructures into one seamless access solution for corporate headquarters, mobile business professionals, remote workers and guests. This unified approach to access networks enables IT organizations and users to securely address the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon, dramatically improving productivity and lowering capital and operational costs.

Top 10 Cheapest Companies To Watch For 2016: Toll Brothers Inc.(TOL)

Toll Brothers, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, builds, markets, and arranges finance for single-family detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities. It is also involved in building or converting existing rental apartment buildings into high-, mid-, and low-rise luxury homes. In addition, the company develops, owns, and operates golf courses and country clubs associated with various planned communities, as well as individual communities. It serves move-up, empty-nester, active-adult, age-qualified, and second-home buyers in 19 states in the United States. Toll Brothers, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Horsham, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Eileen Rojas]

    Toll Brothers has rising sales volume and unit prices
    For the third quarter ended on July 31, Toll Brothers’ (NYSE: TOL  ) net income was $46.6 million, or $0.26 per share. The latest income figures were down 24% from last year’s third-quarter results of $61.6 million, or $0.36 per share. The company’s total quarterly revenues were $689.2 million, up 24% over last year, and homebuilding deliveries were 1,059 units, up 10% compared to the same period last year.

  • [By George Putnam, Editor, New Generation Research, Inc.]

    Steve Halpern: Now, another company that you talk about is Toll Brothers (TOL), which focuses on the higher-end of the home market, as well as condominiums. Do you think there’s still opportunity with TOL?

  • [By Jim Powell]

    Steve Halpern: You mentioned home builders and one that you’ve been bullish on is Toll Brothers (TOL). Do you still like that stock?

    Jim Powell: I certainly do. It’s in there for the long haul. They’ve made some really good strategic decisions. One of the trends that I’ve been following is the millennial generation and what their habits are and what their preferences are.

Top 10 Cheapest Companies To Watch For 2016: Emerson Electric Company(EMR)

Emerson Electric Co. operates as a diversified manufacturing and technology company. The company engages in appliance solutions, climate technologies, industrial automation, motor technology, network power, process management, professional tools, and storage solutions businesses. Its appliance solutions business provides appliance controls, appliance motors, heating products, and white-rodgers; climate technology business provides heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) solutions for residential, industrial, and commercial applications; and industrial automation business offers bearings and power transmission products, electrical power generation products, electric motors, variable speed drives and servos, electrical products, material joining solutions, fluid automation products, and wind turbine systems. The company?s motor technology business provides appliance motors, HVACR motors, DC motors, fractional horsepower motors, integral horsepower a nd larger motors, and drives; network power business provides power, precision cooling, connectivity, and embedded solutions; and process management business provides various wireless related products from self-organizing field networks to wireless asset and people tracking. Its professional tools business offers pipe working and threading equipment, pressing technology, utility locating and visual diagnostics systems, drain maintenance tools, power tools, air tools, general purpose hand tools, wet/dry vacs, job site storage equipment, truck tool boxes and equipment, and van storage equipment; and storage solutions business provides shelving and storage products for residential, commercial, and foodservice needs, as well as offers specialized carts, mobile computer workstations, and cabinet fixtures. The company was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rising Dividend Investing]

    Pent Up Demand Pushing Cyclical Stocks

    We are coming out of a lengthy period of decreased spending in the wake of 2008-09, which has built pent up demand for automobiles, housing and capital expenditures. The average age of vehicles on the road has reached a record high of 11.4 years. Demand for new houses fell off dramatically since the Great Recession. The average U.S. home was built in 1974 and continues to age.
    As people have chosen to fix rather than replace their vehicles and homes, we’ve seen the replacement-type industries do very well. Auto Retail’s second quarter sales and earnings per share were up 14.7% and 18.6%, respectively. Home improvement retail grew sales nearly 10% with earnings up 20% from second quarter 2012.
    Adding to the pent up demand for housing is the number of young people living with their parents rather than buying or renting on their own. According to real-estate marketplace Trulia, the number of “missing hou seholds” (Americans who would currently be owning or renting a home if pre-recession economic trends had continued) was up to 2.4 million in March. More than half of these missing households are 18 to 34-year-olds.
    This pent up demand extends beyond just the immediate products being bought by consumers. Businesses have held off replacing durable goods since the recession. All of this excess demand will have to be released at some point. Eventually, these homes and vehicles will exceed their useful life and need to be replaced. To meet the need for the excess demand, companies will not be able to hold off re-investing in new plant equipment.
    We’ve seen the beginning of this demand in 2013 and believe there is more to come. The market is buying into this as well, as more growth and manufacturing oriented sectors – such as Consumer Discretionary and Industrials – have performed well over the near-term.
    Share prices for stocks in the Indu strial sectors are mo

Top 10 Cheapest Companies To Watch For 2016: Apache Corporation(APA)

Apache Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. The company has exploration and production interests in the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf Coast, east Texas, the Permian basin, the Anadarko basin, and the Western Sedimentary basin of Canada; and onshore Egypt, offshore Western Australia, offshore the United Kingdom in the North Sea, and onshore Argentina, as well as on the Chilean side of the island of Tierra del Fuego. Apache Corporation sells its natural gas to local distribution companies, utilities, end-users, integrated oil and gas companies, and marketers; and crude oil to integrated oil companies, marketing and transportation companies, and refiners. As of December 31, 2009, it had total estimated proved reserves of 1,067 million barrels of crude oil, condensate, and natural gas liquids, as well as 7.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The company was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    On Wednesday, oil and gas company Apache Corporation (APA) announced that it has agreed to sell some of its gas producing properties in Canada for $112 million.

    The company will sell its Hatton, St. Lina, Marten Hills, Snipe Lake, Valhalla and a part of its Hawkeye properties. These properties are primarily located in Saskatchewan and Alberta and total approximatly 4,000 operating wells and 1,300 non-operating wells. The average daily production for these locations is about 38 million cubic feet of natural gas and 750 barrels of oil.

    The sales will be made in two separate deals. Both of these deals are expected to close in the fourth quarter.

    Apache shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Wednesday. The stock is up 12% YTD.

  • [By Matt Egan]

    Before Tuesday, Big Oil’s credit ratings had been left largely intact by S&P. But with oil sinking back to $30 a barrel, the ratings firm took action by downgrading Chevron (CVX), EOG Resources (EOG), Apache (APA), Devon Energy (DVN), Hess (HES), Marathon Oil (MRO), Murphy Oil (MUR), Continental Resources (CLR) and Southwestern Energy (SWN).

Top 10 Cheapest Companies To Watch For 2016: Lennar Corp.(LEN)

The third largest U.S. homebuilder by revenue reported exceptional Q3 results, as its earnings more than quadrupled, primarily as a result of an increase in new-home demand. The reported net income of 40c was well ahead of last year’s 11c, and the forecasted 28c.

According to the company’s CEO, Stuart Miller, "The homebuilding business is beginning to revert to normal, and that’s a positive for the U.S. economy in general, which is in turn good for sustained recovery in the housing market. Overall demand has been improving and we’ve seen a consistent sales pace at improving prices."

LEN’s contract backlog, which is an indicator of future sales, rose by a whopping 79% on a YoY basis. Its average selling price of delivered homes also increased to $258,000 from last year’s $247,000.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Morgan Housel]

    Homebuilding CEOs have been clear in recent conference calls: There are far too few homes given demographic demand. As Lennar (NYSE: LEN  ) CEO Stuart Miller put it, “The bottom line is that there are too few dwellings for a growing population and for normalized household formation.”

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN) reported better-than-expected earnings for its fiscal first quarter on Tuesday.

    Lennar reported quarterly earnings of $0.63 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.52 per share on revenue of $1.86 billion.

  • [By Eileen Rojas]

    Lennar reports demand in its markets outpacing supply
    Lennar’s (NYSE: LEN  ) second-quarter net earnings for the period ended May 31 were $137.4 million, or $0.61 per diluted share. Earnings were hurt by the partial reversal of a deferred tax asset worth $41.3 million, or $0.18 per diluted share. Note that a deferred tax asset is used to decrease the company’s tax expense in future periods.Earnings for the second quarter dropped about 70% from $452.7 million, or $2.06 per diluted shares in the previous year.

  • [By CNNMoney Staff]

    Housing stocks were among the biggest winners, with shares of Pulte Group (PHM), DR Horton (DHI), and Lennar (LEN) all up sharply.

    Traders on StockTwits said investors may be betting on the group as Summers’ decision to drop out from the Fed chief race could be good for the housing market. With Treasury yields falling, the hope is that mortgages rates might do the same.

Top 10 Cheapest Companies To Watch For 2016: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

The Wendy’s Company operates as a quick-service hamburger company in the United States. The company, through its subsidiary, Wendy’s International, Inc., operates as a franchisor of the Wendy’s restaurant system. As of December 26, 2011, the Wendy’s system comprised approximately 6,500 franchise and company restaurants in the United States and the United States territories, as well as in 26 other countries worldwide. The company was formerly known as Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. and changed its name to The Wendy’s Company in July 2011. The Wendy’s Company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Jubak, Senior Markets Editor, MoneyShow.com]

    It’s hard for any company to raise prices in the current non-inflationary environment. But it’s especially hard right now for operators of fast food restaurants, given the intense price competition in a very crowded marketplace. McDonald’s sales growth in recent quarters has been driven by the success of its Dollar Menu, so raising prices in that segment are a big deal for the company. In addition, pushback from franchisees who say they can’t afford to refurbish their stores, given higher charges from McDonald’s hits at one of McDonald’s key advantages in its market—it’s ability to refresh stores more frequently than competitors. A McDonald’s refresh at $600,000 on average, according to the company, costs substantially more than a remodel at Burger King (BKW) at $300,000 or Wendy’s (WEN) at $375,000 for the least expensive version. McDonald’s restaurants average $2.5 million in annual sales.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Upgrades had a big impact on stocks today. Wendy’s (WEN), for instance, gained 4.5% to $8.62 after being upgraded to Buy at Argus, while Cash America (CSH) advanced 3.7% to $44.32 after being upgraded to Market Outperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities. Walgreen (WAG) proved the big winner in the S&P 500 afterGoldman Sachs called the stock a Conviction Buy.