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Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now

Australia, one of the world’s biggest users of rooftop solar panels, likely added the most new capacity on record last year as electricity users sought to ease escalating power bills.

A preliminary estimate by Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator of 1.05 gigawatts installed last year would be a record for the country, the government body said in an emailed statement Friday. While subsidies and generous feed-in tariffs helped boost growth earlier this decade, last year’s gains were driven by users seeking to sidestep a surge in the cost of electricity and a push by vendors into the commercial sector, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Getting Cheaper

Average cost for residential solar power system in Australia is fallling

Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), Solar Choice

Note: Costs are for a 4kW system after Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) subsidy

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: SemiLEDS Corporation(LEDS)

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  • [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 Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. 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.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. 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.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    QuickLogic (NASDAQ: QUIK) and SemiLEDs (NASDAQ:LEDS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: KNOT Offshore Partners LP(KNOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of KNOT Offshore Partners (NYSE:KNOP) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Carnival Cruise Line (NYSE: CCL) and KNOT Offshore Partners (NYSE:KNOP) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: trivago N.V. (TRVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Shares of Trivago N.V. (NASDAQ:TRVG) lost 35.8% of their value in April, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

    The hotel-booking company’s valuation plummeted after the release of first-quarter results that missed earnings expectations followed by weaker-than-anticipated guidance for the remainder of the year.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    It didn’t take much for Trivago (NASDAQ:TRVG) investors to be treated to the biggest weekly gain in the travel website operator’s brief but rough life as a publicly traded company. Trivago stock soared 26% last week, after the company’s largest investor boosted its position. PAR Investment Partners now owns a 34.5% stake in Trivago.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    The runway for Trivago (NASDAQ:TRVG) is still covered with potholes. Shares of the hotel metasearch website operator fell to new lows on Wednesday morning after posting disappointing financial results, though drifted higher a couple of hours into the trading day. Growth keeps going the wrong way for Trivago. While some of it is by design as the company scales back on advertising to emphasize a push for profitability over the need for qualified referrals, investors feel that it’s not a good look for a company that hit the market as a growth stock IPO two years ago.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (COTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cotiviti (NYSE:COTV) and FleetCor Technologies (NYSE:FLT) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Cotiviti Holdings Inc. (NYSE:COTV) were up 10.2% as of 1:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday after Veritas Capital agreed to acquire the healthcare payment solutions company.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: W.R. Grace & Co.(GRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Tyers Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 2,464 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $181,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Best Stocks To Own For 2019

FUJIFILM Holdings Co. American Depositary Shares (OTCMKTS:FUJIY) – Jefferies Financial Group boosted their FY2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of FUJIFILM Holdings Co. American Depositary Shares in a report released on Thursday, February 14th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst M. Nakanomyo now anticipates that the technology company will earn $3.05 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $2.85.

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FUJIFILM Holdings Co. American Depositary Shares (OTCMKTS:FUJIY) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 7th. The technology company reported $0.75 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.96 by ($0.21). The firm had revenue of $5.56 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.82 billion. FUJIFILM Holdings Co. American Depositary Shares had a return on equity of 5.23% and a net margin of 4.98%.

Best Stocks To Own For 2019: Gladstone Commercial Corporation(GOOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Gladstone Commercial Corp  (NASDAQ:GOOD)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Goodomy (GOOD) is a PoW/PoS token that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. Its launch date was June 21st, 2017. Goodomy’s total supply is 888,000,000 tokens and its circulating supply is 620,508,777 tokens. Goodomy’s official Twitter account is @GoodKarmaCoin and its Facebook page is accessible here. Goodomy’s official website is goodomy.com.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Good Energy Group (LON:GOOD) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The company reported GBX 10.80 ($0.14) EPS for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Good Energy Group had a net margin of 1.46% and a return on equity of 7.08%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gladstone Commercial Co. (NASDAQ:GOOD) – Equities research analysts at Wedbush lowered their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Gladstone Commercial in a report released on Thursday, August 9th. Wedbush analyst H. Coffey now forecasts that the real estate investment trust will post earnings of $0.39 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.40. Wedbush currently has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Gladstone Commercial’s Q1 2020 earnings at $0.38 EPS and Q2 2020 earnings at $0.38 EPS.

Best Stocks To Own For 2019: trivago N.V. (TRVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares of Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) were heading lower today, falling in sympathy with Trivago (NASDAQ:TRVG)after shares of the hotel-booking platform crashed 24% when the company recorded a decline in first-quarter revenue and cut its guidance for the year. Though there was no direct news out on Tripadvisor today, shares of the travel-recommendation service nonetheless finished down 8.5% today as it is subject to many of the same business trends as Trivago in the online travel industry. 

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    trivago N.V. (NASDAQ: TRVG) shares dropped 18 percent to $5.23 after reporting Q1 results.

    Shares of Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) were down 19 percent to $34.7483 as the company posted downbeat Q3 results.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    trivago N.V. (NASDAQ: TRVG) shares dropped 22 percent to $5.00 after reporting Q1 results.

    Shares of Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE: TER) were down 15 percent to $35.22 after the company issued downbeat Q2 guidance.

Best Stocks To Own For 2019: State Auto Financial Corporation(STFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    State Auto Financial Corp  (NASDAQ:STFC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ancora Advisors LLC trimmed its position in shares of State Auto Financial Corp (NASDAQ:STFC) by 18.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 29,977 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 6,762 shares during the period. Ancora Advisors LLC owned about 0.07% of State Auto Financial worth $856,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    W. R. Berkley (NYSE: WRB) and State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Third Point Reinsurance (NASDAQ: STFC) and State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.

Best Stocks To Own For 2019: Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P.(CLMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Whenever a company is in the midst of a multiyear turnaround plan like Calumet Specialty Products Partners (NASDAQ:CLMT), some quarters are going to show more progress than others. This past quarter was one of those less noticeable quarters as many of the moves it made were a detriment to the bottom line. Nevertheless, there were some reasons investors should be satisfied with what Calumet did in the quarter.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:CLMT) is attempting to shift gears as it refocuses around higher-margin refined chemicals products. The plan sounds good on paper, and the independent refiner appears to be making progress. However, after a doubling of the price over the past year, most investors need to think carefully before jumping on this bandwagon. Here’s why.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Two turnaround stocks drawing attention from investors are propane distributor Ferrellgas Partners L.P. (NYSE:FGP) and specialty refiner Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP (NASDAQ:CLMT). They’ve had very different trajectories in the last year, with the former losing 35% and the latter gaining 108%. However, the biggest problem facing each business is the same: suffocating debt.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.36 per share on revenue of $757.65 million.

    Pointer Telocation Ltd. (NASDAQ: PNTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $20.22 million.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019

Go back a year, and offshore drillers like Noble (NE), Rowan (RDC), Transocean (RIG) and Atwood Oceanics (ATW) had been all but written off–until they weren’t anymore. Since then, investors have been rewarded for picking winners in the group from the losers, as Atwood Oceanics has more than doubled, Transocean has gained 34%, and Rowan has risen 42%, while Noble and Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO) have dropped 13%.

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But are the days of picking stocks among offshore drillers over? Consider: Today, Jefferies analyst Eduardo Royes and team upgraded Noble to Buy and cut Rowan to Hold, clearly favoring one over the other. They explain why:

Given where we sit in the cycle, we cannot favorably recommend the group. That said, we can still see relative value (or lack thereof) in shares. We upgrade Noble to Buy as we view it as the ‘safest’ way to play offshore drilling exposure at the moment —we see modest upside to shares on a DCF and relative valuation basis. Meanwhile we downgrade Rowan to Hold as despite still generating healthy free cash flow, we see risk that medium-term earnings disappoint (we’re >30% below ’18 Street EBITDA) as the ‘turn’ in jackups and ultra-deep-water markets is likely challenged from a profitability standpoint. Outside of Rowan and Noble, we skew favorably to Hold-rated Ensco (ESV) and Transocean.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: SI Financial Group Inc.(SIFI)

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    There are 30 banks that qualify as systemically important financial institutions (SIFI), according to the Financial Stability Board’s most recent list. Half have seen their stocks fall at least 20 percent from the most recent peaks, according to a Bloomberg analysis. Notably, no large U.S.-based banks make the list.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its stake in shares of SI Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIFI) by 17.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 458,700 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after acquiring an additional 69,800 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC’s holdings in SI Financial Group were worth $6,766,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about SI Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIFI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SI Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 47.0536892575283 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Teton Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in shares of SI Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIFI) in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor acquired 10,342 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock, valued at approximately $153,000. Teton Advisors Inc. owned about 0.08% of SI Financial Group as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about SI Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIFI) has been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. SI Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the savings and loans company an impact score of 44.7479870139738 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about SI Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIFI) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SI Financial Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.140703535879 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc.(SWM)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Swarm (CURRENCY:SWM) traded 9% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM ET on September 5th. In the last seven days, Swarm has traded 9.7% lower against the U.S. dollar. Swarm has a total market capitalization of $6.73 million and approximately $16,882.00 worth of Swarm was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Swarm token can currently be bought for $0.13 or 0.00002047 BTC on major exchanges including Bancor Network, HitBTC, YoBit and IDEX.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM) shares reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $34.66 and last traded at $35.16, with a volume of 1298 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $35.05.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: United Technologies Corporation(UTX)

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    It’d be one thing if GE were cheap, but on many metrics, it’s not. Many investors at this point would rather pay for United Technologies Corporation (UTX)  , Honeywell International Inc. (HON)  or 3M Co (MMM)  — the last two of which are holdings in Jim Cramer’s Action Alerts PLUS Charitable Trust Portfolio.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) posted better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE: HOG) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter and raised FY18 guidance.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lee Samaha]

    When you think about companies set to prosper from the digitization of the economy, the metal-bashing industrial sector might not be the first place you would start looking. However, dismissing the relevance of the Internet of Things (IoT) to industrial conglomerates like United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) and General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) would be a big mistake. In fact, IoT provides a huge opportunity for both companies to increase profitability. Let’s see how and why.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HL Financial Services LLC decreased its position in shares of United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) by 9.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 29,888 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after selling 3,037 shares during the quarter. HL Financial Services LLC’s holdings in United Technologies were worth $3,760,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Vince Holding Corp.(VNCE)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 66.67 percent to close at $2.00 on Wednesday after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares jumped 49.24 percent to close at $1.97 on Wednesday. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) rose 34.45 percent to close at $9.21. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares rose 25.82 percent to close at $38.35 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) rose 24.15 percent to close at $5.09. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) jumped 23.3 percent to close at $5.98 on Wednesday.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) gained 22.92 percent to close at $1.18 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 21.95 percent to close at $4.00.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) gained 21.4 percent to close at $22.92 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) rose 17.14 percent to close at $5.40.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 16.59 percent to close at $49.20 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) climbed 15.61 percent to close at $8.22. Oramed Pharma disclosed that its patent has been allowed in the US for oral administration of proteins.
    Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE: LPG) rose 14.89 percent to close at $8.41. Dorian LPG confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal fr
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Francesca’s (NASDAQ: FRAN) and Vince (NYSE:VNCE) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    However, the economy is still thriving, and a number of apparel stocks have surged in recent months as the worst of the “retail apocalypse” appears to have passed. Retail stocks may not be the first place investors look for big returns, but all three of these stocks have tripled over the past year. Let’s see why Vince Holding (NYSE:VNCE), Canada Goose (NYSE:GOOS), and Fossil Group (NASDAQ:FOSL)have all soared.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: CEVA, Inc.(CEVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers lifted its position in shares of CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA) by 4.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 53,568 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,184 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned approximately 0.24% of CEVA worth $1,618,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the twelve analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $38.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $24.70 and last traded at $24.72, with a volume of 4834 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $24.81.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA) was down, falling around 12 percent to $30.25 after the company posted weaker-than-expected Q1 profit.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund bought 5,175 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $156,000.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Marten Transport, Ltd.(MRTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Schneider National (NYSE: SNDR) and Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN) are both transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, earnings, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Strs Ohio lifted its holdings in shares of Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN) by 9.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 35,800 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,200 shares during the quarter. Strs Ohio’s holdings in Marten Transport were worth $839,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Marten Transport (NASDAQ: MRTN) and YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. lifted its stake in Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN) by 19.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 21,089 shares of the transportation company’s stock after buying an additional 3,410 shares during the quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Marten Transport were worth $481,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    New York State Common Retirement Fund grew its stake in shares of Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN) by 9.3% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 117,968 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,000 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund’s holdings in Marten Transport were worth $2,690,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: trivago N.V. (TRVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeremy Bowman, Leo Sun, and Steve Symington]

    While crypto fans may be unfazed, the majority of the market seems to have moved on. If you’re considering buying bitcoin for the high upside potential it exhibited last year, you may be better off with this group of stocks, which all have the potential to deliver big returns. Keep reading to see why our panel of Motley Fool investors recommend PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL), Yelp (NYSE:YELP), and Trivago (NASDAQ:TRVG).  

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about Trivago (NASDAQ:TRVG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 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. Trivago earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the technology company an impact score of 48.0498787995585 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares of Trivago N.V. (NASDAQ:TRVG) were heading south today as the hotel-booking specialist issued another disappointing earnings report and lowered its outlook for the year. Following a spike early last year, revenue growth continued to decelerate and turned negative in the first quarter. As of 10:25 a.m. EDT, the stock was down 20.5%.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    It didn’t take much for Trivago (NASDAQ:TRVG) investors to be treated to the biggest weekly gain in the travel website operator’s brief but rough life as a publicly traded company. Trivago stock soared 26% last week, after the company’s largest investor boosted its position. PAR Investment Partners now owns a 34.5% stake in Trivago.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: AMTEK, Inc.(AME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID trimmed its stake in shares of AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) by 1.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 533,274 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 5,917 shares during the quarter. AMETEK accounts for 4.2% of Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s portfolio, making the stock its 3rd largest holding. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s holdings in AMETEK were worth $40,513,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Releases 2018 Linear Motion Catalog and Design Guide (news.thomasnet.com) Global Electric Motor Market 2018 – Ametek, Inc., Bosch Group, Emerson Electric Co., Hitachi, Ltd. (journalcommunication.com) Grass isn’t always greener with these two names: AMETEK, Inc. (AME), CYS Investments, Inc. (CYS) (fintelegraph.com) Global Motor Vehicle Sensors Market 2018 – Agilent Technologies, Ametek Inc., Analog Devices Inc., Ashcroft … (globaltopkeyplayers.com) Why these Stocks Could Be Off to the Races? AMETEK, Inc. (AME) and Simon Property Group, Inc. (SPG) (nmsunews.com)

    Shares of AME traded down $0.49 on Thursday, reaching $74.84. 887,300 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,284,629. The stock has a market cap of $17.51 billion, a PE ratio of 28.67, a P/E/G ratio of 2.42 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a current ratio of 1.69, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45. AMETEK has a 12 month low of $59.56 and a 12 month high of $79.32.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    UBS Group AG boosted its holdings in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) by 97.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 260,024 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 128,083 shares during the period. UBS Group AG owned about 0.11% of AMETEK worth $19,754,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    Ac Power Source Supply Market 2018 Global Share- AMETEK Programmable Power, Pacific Power Source and … (theexpertconsulting.com) The Whispers about AMETEK, Inc. (AME) and Omeros Corporation (OMER) (nmsunews.com) Global Neutron Generators Market Analysis 2018 Del Mar Photonics, VNIIA, AMETEK ORTEC, Adelphi Technology … (theexpertconsulting.com) AMETEK, Inc. (AME): Most Popular stock: (stockquote.review) Ametek granted partial judgment in alleged ground contamination cased filed by mobile home parks’ owners (norcalrecord.com)

    Several research firms have recently commented on AME. Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on shares of AMETEK from $76.00 to $79.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price target on shares of AMETEK from $90.00 to $92.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of AMETEK from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 12th. DA Davidson began coverage on shares of AMETEK in a research report on Thursday, April 12th. They set a “buy” rating and a $85.00 price target on the stock. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of AMETEK from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $82.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Legal & General Group Plc lowered its stake in shares of AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) by 6.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,080,233 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 73,951 shares during the quarter. Legal & General Group Plc owned about 0.47% of AMETEK worth $82,065,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Dillard's, Inc.(DDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Some reasons for my bearishness on retail stocks:

    Higher Energy Prices. Oil prices have rallied dramatically and back to 2014 levels, rising from about $35 a barrel in early 2016 to around $67 Thursday. That’s bad news for U.S. retailers, as rising oil prices historically squeeze consumer disposable incomes. That’s one reason why I’ve been consistently raising my short exposure to retail and plan to continue doing so. Shaky Same-Store Sales Growth. Recent improvements to same-store sales at Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) , Urban Outfitters (URBN) , Dillard’s (DDS) , Gap Inc. (GPS) and Macy’s (M) come against downgraded expectations, and might not be sustainable anyway. No Deal for Nordstrom (JWN) . The Nordstrom family has apparently abandoned plans to take its namesake company private. I had expressed concerns that this would happen. Higher Interest Rates. A rise in the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) has recently accelerated. That’s bad news for retailers, as many variable-rate consumer debts (particularly mortgages) key off of the LIBOR. This will likely put a damper on mortgage refinancings — something that many see as an important ingredient for personal-consumption expenditures.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    In this episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods, Vincent Shen and senior Motley Fool contributor Adam Levine-Weinberg dive into the latest developments from Macy’s (NYSE:M), Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS), and Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS), which have all enjoyed bullish rallies of 30% in the past month.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Thursday was a great day on Wall Street, as major benchmarks responded favorably to news that the U.S. and China would meet again to try to negotiate their differences on the trade front. The manufacturing-heavy Dow Jones Industrial Average fared the best out of the most-followed indexes, reflecting the key role that global trade plays in those companies’ opportunities for revenue growth and profit. Broader-based measures did well but weren’t able to keep up with the Dow in percentage terms. Still, some individual companies suffered from bad news that sent their shares lower. Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS), MiMedx Group (NASDAQ:MDXG), and Global Net Lease (NYSE:GNL) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $120.51 billion before the opening bell. Walmart shares gained 1 percent to $86.99 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) to post quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $4.45 billion after the closing bell. Applied Materials shares rose 0.15 percent to $55.25 in after-hours trading.
    Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) reported downbeat results for its second quarter. Comps were down 0.1 percent in the quarter. The company sees third-quarter comps coming in flat to up 1 percent. Jack in the Box shares dropped 3.03 percent to $88.60 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the opening bell, Dillard's, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $1.46 billion. Dillard's shares rose 0.14 percent to $72.10 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting Childrens Place Inc (NASDAQ: PLCE) to have earned $2.21 per share on revenue of $444.14 million in the latest quarter. Childrens Place will release earnings before the markets open. Childrens Place shares gained 0.29 percent to $138.40 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Yet that big post-earnings plunge didn’t make Macy’s the worst-performing department store stock of the past week. Shares of J.C. Penney and Sears Holdings have plunged about 30% during the same period, after those companies reported bad news last week. Even regional department store chain Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) — which, like Macy’s, posted better-than-expected Q2 results — has experienced a steep sell-off in the past few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brokerages forecast that Dillard’s, Inc. (NYSE:DDS) will announce ($0.41) earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for Dillard’s’ earnings, with estimates ranging from ($0.51) to ($0.28). Dillard’s posted earnings per share of ($0.58) in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 29.3%. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings report on Thursday, August 9th.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Cenveo Inc(CVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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

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I’m in my early 60s and have about $400,000 in savings. I tend to stick to bank money-market accounts and CDs, as I was scammed in the past. What’s the safest way for me to invest this money?–Maria

Your urge to play it safe is perfectly understandable. You already know from bitter experience that there are people out there who prey on inexperienced (or even experienced) investors by conning them outright or putting them into investments that may be inappropriate for their situation, and expensive to boot.

Such conduct aside, the financial markets in and of themselves can be scary, even when you’re limiting yourself to perfectly legitimate investments. Even though the stock market’s been going gangbusters since rebounding from the financial crisis some eight and a half years ago and has been hitting new records of late, at some point stock prices will tumble big time, as they have many times in the past.

Bonds aren’t as volatile as stocks, but they too are somewhat vulnerable in that bond prices go down when interest rates go up (although as with stock setbacks, no one knows for sure when or how much bond yields will rise).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Boot Barn Holdings, Inc.(BOOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 15.6 percent to $25.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 15.3 percent to $82.75 in pre-market trading. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) rose 12.6 percent to $8.95 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Micro Focus International plc (NYSE: MFGP) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.59 in the pre-market trading session after the company issued strong revenue forecast for the first fiscal half of 2018.
    HC2 Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCHC) rose 5.6 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares rose 5.3 percent to $2.79 in pre-market trading. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IMMY) rose 5.2 percent to $2.52 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 4.1 percent to $10.35 in pre-market trading after climbing 75.31 percent on Tuesday.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 3.8 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading. The stock rose over 10 percent Tuesday after reporting its Phase 1 clinical update on XEN901 demonstrated a favorable PK profile.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) rose 3.5 percent to $11.01 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE: TEVA) shares rose 3.4 percent to $20.98 in pre-market trading after Buffett's Berkshire more than doubled its stake in Teva.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $31.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported results for its fourth quarter.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares rose 3.4 percent to $20.00 in pre-market t
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) for $83 per share in cash.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ: CYAD) reported launch of 1.8 million share offering.
    Verastem Inc (NASDAQ: VSTM) shares dropped 12 percent in pre-market trading after announcing a $35 million common stock offering.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) to report quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $5.39 billion before the opening bell. Macy's shares fell 0.47 percent to $29.79 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) to have earned $0.65 per share on revenue of $12.43 billion in the latest quarter. Cisco will release earnings after the markets close. Cisco shares declined 0.07 percent to $45.45 in after-hours trading.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance. Boot Barn shares climbed 9.97 percent to $24.15 in the after-hours trading session.
    After the markets close, Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $1.20 billion. Flowers Foods shares dropped 0.37 percent to $21.70 in after-hours trading.

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: First Majestic Silver Corp.(AG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Sean Williams]

    Though I don’t directly own First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG), I soon will, by default. I’m a shareholder in the aforementioned Primero Mining, and First Majestic Silver is in the process of acquiring Primero and its San Dimas mine, with the deal expected to close by the end of April. When it does, my Primero shares will be exchanged for shares of First Majestic, giving me ownership in the mining company that’s most levered to silver — about 70% of its sales are a result of silver production.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Next, you might be wondering what exactly would be considered “cheap” if analyzing cash flow per share. Though it’s going to be up to interpretation, after many years of tracking precious-metal stocks, I’m of the belief that a mining stock valued at 10 times its annual CFPS is considered fairly valued, with a slightly higher multiple for precious-metal royalty and streaming companies. With this in mind, here’s why SSR Mining (NASDAQ:SSRM) and First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) are currently the top two holdings in my portfolio.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: trivago N.V. (TRVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    trivago N.V. (NASDAQ: TRVG) shares dropped 18 percent to $5.23 after reporting Q1 results.

    Shares of Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) were down 19 percent to $34.7483 as the company posted downbeat Q3 results.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares ofTrivago N.V.(NASDAQ:TRVG) were heading south today as the hotel-booking specialist issued another disappointing earnings report and lowered its outlook for the year. Following a spike early last year, revenue growth continued to decelerate and turned negative in the first quarter. As of 10:25 a.m. EDT, the stock was down 20.5%.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares ofTripadvisor Inc(NASDAQ:TRIP) were heading lower today, falling in sympathy withTrivago(NASDAQ:TRVG)after shares of the hotel-booking platform crashed 24% when the company recorded a decline in first-quarter revenue and cut its guidance for the year. Though there was no direct news out on Tripadvisor today, shares of the travel-recommendation service nonetheless finished down 8.5% today as it is subject to many of the same business trends as Trivago in the online travel industry.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Western Asset Municipal High Income Fund, Inc.(MHF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc.(KPTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Karyopharm Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KPTI) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Group lowered their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Karyopharm Therapeutics in a research note issued on Tuesday, May 15th. Jefferies Group analyst M. Raycroft now forecasts that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.77) for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of ($0.62). Jefferies Group has a “Buy” rating on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Karyopharm Therapeutics’ Q3 2018 earnings at ($0.71) EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.78) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($3.03) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($2.66) EPS, FY2020 earnings at ($1.05) EPS, FY2021 earnings at ($0.74) EPS and FY2022 earnings at $0.73 EPS.

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    Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker is set to speak at 2:00 p.m. ET.
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    UBS upgrades Deere (NYSE: DE) from Neutral to Buy
    Wells Fargo upgrades Oceaneering (NYSE: OII) from Market Perform to Outperform
    Canaccord downgrades Vermillion (NASDAQ: VRML) from Buy to Hold
    Wedbush downgrades Karyopharm Therapeutics (NASDAQ: KPTI) from Outperform to Neutral

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Karyopharm Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KPTI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 15th. The company reported ($0.80) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.66) by ($0.14). The business had revenue of $1.53 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.26 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.65) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3163.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Karyopharm Therapeutics will post -2.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Fluor Corporation(FLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fluor (NYSE:FLR) was downgraded by equities research analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Friday. They presently have a $52.00 price objective on the construction company’s stock. Canaccord Genuity’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 12.00% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) were down 22 percent to $45.98 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.

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    Fluor Corp (NYSE: FLR) is one of the largest firms in the industry and has used that size to go after the largest contracts. Fluor has the largest single support services contract to the U.S. military and is able to service many projects that its smaller competitors cannot handle.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Tupperware Brands Corporation(TUP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Tupperware Brands Corp. (NYSE: TUP) fell by about 2.3% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $40.80 after closing at $41.74 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $74.36. Volume of about 1.2 million was around a third higher than the daily average. The company lowered its first-quarter guidance Tuesday morning and the exits are still a little crowded.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Tupperware Brands Corp. (NYSE: TUP) fell by more than 12% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $41.60 after closing at $47.34 on Monday. The 52-week high is $74.36. Volume of about 3.6 million was more than four times the daily average. The company lowered its first-quarter guidance this morning.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    LSV Asset Management increased its stake in shares of Tupperware Brands (NYSE:TUP) by 26.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 99,275 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 20,700 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management owned approximately 0.19% of Tupperware Brands worth $4,802,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday was another good day on Wall Street, thanks largely to diminished concerns about trade disputes between the U.S. and China. Chinese leaders made conciliatory comments that suggested that there could be a measured resolution to tensions between the two countries, and market participants took that as an all-clear sign to bid shares higher. Yet some stocks suffered from negative news. Tupperware Brands (NYSE:TUP), SBA Communications (NASDAQ:SBAC), and American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

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

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.(SFE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ares Capital (NASDAQ: ARCC) and Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Activision Blizzard, Inc(ATVI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Ballard]

    At the same time, 2018 is shaping up to be a landmark year for the esports efforts of some of the biggest video game companies out there, includingActivision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), and Take-Two Interactive(NASDAQ:TTWO).

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Activision Blizzard’s (NASDAQ:ATVI)Call of Duty(CoD) is one of the world’s most popular video-game franchises and an incredibly reliable source of revenue for the publisher. However, fans of the game could be in for a big change.Reports suggest that the series’ next installment,Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, will not feature a single-player campaign mode and instead it will include only multiplayer experiences.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI)recently announced earnings results that edged past management’s targets. The video game publisher notched important first-quarter wins in core metrics such as engagement and profitability. However, due to the timing of its biggest releases, and plans to ramp up the esports and advertising businesses, investors won’t have a clear picture on Activision’s 2018 performance until later in the fiscal year than usual.

  • [By John Ballard]

    If you compare Activision Blizzard’s (NASDAQ:ATVI) balance sheet with its peers’, one thing might jump out at you — the Overwatch maker is saddled with a lot of debt. Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) and Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO) have higher net cash balances even though Activision generates more revenue and free cash flow than they do, and has been doing so for years and years.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Research firm Newzoo recently reported that five games dominated the U.S. PC market in April: Activision Blizzard’s (NASDAQ:ATVI) Hearthstone and Overwatch, Tencent’s (NASDAQOTH:TCEHY) League of Legends, Epic Games’ Fortnite, and PUBG Corporation’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds(PUBG).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Guaranty Bancorp(GBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the financial shares surged 1.13 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBNK), up 6 percent, and Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A. (NYSE: ITUB) up 4 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Tuesday, the financial shares surged 0.71 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBNK), up 5 percent, and Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) up 5 percent.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

Hot Gold Stocks For 2019

Bank stocks have been soaring over the last month. The banking sector of the S&P 500 is up double digits in that time. And while most analysts are expecting a strong earnings season coming up, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) poured some cold water on that enthusiasm this week.

You see, in its biannual Global Financial Stability Report, the IMF suggested that nine major banks across the world may struggle to remain profitable over the next few years.

But here’s the thing: One of those banks, Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), just rose 14.3% in a four-week period, leaving Money Morning Options Trading Specialist Tom Gentile to wonder, “how much better can they do?”

Tom joined CNBC World to answer that question and tell us what to expect from the rest of the big bank stocks.

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Hot Gold Stocks For 2019: trivago N.V. (TRVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Shares of Trivago N.V.(NASDAQ:TRVG)lost 35.8% of their value in April, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence.

    The hotel-booking company’s valuation plummeted after the release of first-quarter results that missed earnings expectations followed by weaker-than-anticipated guidance for the remainder of the year.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Deutsche Bank downgraded Trivago NV – ADR (NASDAQ: TRVG) from Buy to Hold.

    Trivago shares fell 4.03 percent to $4.52 in pre-market trading.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Online travel websites have seen their capabilities improve dramatically in the past decade, and that’s made competition among the industry’s leading players extremely fierce. Trivago (NASDAQ:TRVG) has fought to strengthen its own platform and to let potential customers know the advantages that it offers. Yet that hasn’t made it any easier for the company to work its way through difficult situations and find the best way to communicate its benefits to travelers.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    trivago N.V. (NASDAQ: TRVG) shares dropped 22 percent to $5.00 after reporting Q1 results.

    Shares of Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE: TER) were down 15 percent to $35.22 after the company issued downbeat Q2 guidance.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares ofTrivago N.V.(NASDAQ:TRVG) were heading south today as the hotel-booking specialist issued another disappointing earnings report and lowered its outlook for the year. Following a spike early last year, revenue growth continued to decelerate and turned negative in the first quarter. As of 10:25 a.m. EDT, the stock was down 20.5%.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Trivago NV (NASDAQ: TRVG) dropped about 5% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $6.17. Shares closed at $6.50 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $24.27. Volume was nearly double the daily average of around 1.1 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Hot Gold Stocks For 2019: Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc.(AIMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Aimmune Therapeutics (AIMT) : “I do like it. That’s an important niche business. “

    Ingersoll-Rand (IR) : “I like Ingersoll-Rand. They work well at this phase in the cycle.”

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Aimmune Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: AIMT) is looking for Phase 3 data for in its Palisade trial of AR101 in February. Specifically, this trial is looking to treat peanut allergies. Shares closed trading most recently at $37.13, with a consensus price target of $55.50 and a 52-week range of $15.97 to $40.65.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Aimmune Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: AIMT) is looking for Phase 3 data for in its Palisade trial of AR101 in February. Specifically, this trial is looking to treat peanut allergies. Shares closed trading most recently at $37.20, with a consensus price target of $57.11 and a 52-week range of $15.97 to $40.65.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Buy-dip on several “Potential Blockbusters” Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIMT), Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOLD), AveXis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVXS), Bluebird Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUE), Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR), and Sage Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAGE) are buy-dip candidates given their bullish trends and favorable technical patterns. Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICPT), Prothena Corp. PLC (NASDAQ: PRTA), Tesaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRO) and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE) have bearish set-ups. Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HRTX) is bigger picture bullish, but may correct further on a move below $19.55. Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS) has bearish set-up and bulls need to push above $69 to invalidate.

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Ingersoll-Rand (IR) , The Blackstone Group (BX) , Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) , FMC Corp (FMC) , Nike (NKE) , Zebra Technologies (ZBRA) and Aimmune Therapeutics (AIMT) .

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Aimmune Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: AIMT) is looking for Phase 3 data for in its Palisade trial of AR101 in February. Specifically, this trial is looking to treat peanut allergies. Shares closed most recently at $36.18, with a consensus price target of $57.38 and a 52-week range of $15.97 to $40.65.

Hot Gold Stocks For 2019: Western Union Company (WU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By ]

    Western Union (WU) : “It doesn’t get any respect and it’s hard to own. There are better stocks out there.”

    Idexx Laboratories (IDXX) : “The pet story is a bull story, and I say buy.”

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Hot Gold Stocks For 2019: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Thursday. During this period, Applied Materials achieved record quarterly earnings, as well as revenues. However, this was not enough to keep up with the firms pace over the past year.

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    Taiwan Semiconductor's poor outlook is notable enough to impact many mega-cap names in the telecom and technology sector. Here is a summary of some of the stocks seeing a notable impact ahead of Thursday's market open.

    Apple down 1.4 percent.
    Nvidia down 2 percent.
    Taiwan Semiconductor is down 4.9 percent.
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS) down 2.8 percent.
    NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ: NXPI) down 2.6 percent.
    QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) down 2.4 percent.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) down 1.8 percent.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) down 1.7 percent.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) down 1.7 percent.

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    Retail earnings continue on Thursday with Walmart (WMT) , Nordstrom (JWN) and JC Penney (JCP) all reporting. Cramer was looking for good things from Walmart and Nordstrom, but said Penney just doesn’t have anything to set itself apart from the pack. Also on Thursday, Applied Materials (AMAT) , which should be able to mount a rally with the semiconductor stocks being hot recently.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) was down, falling around 9 percent to $48.97. Applied Materials reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.

  • [By ]

    Though OLED sets have made headway in the high-end TV market thanks to their thinness and stellar picture quality, their $1,500-plus prices remain a major deterrent. During a Morgan Stanley conference talk, Applied Materials (AMAT) CFO Daniel Durn suggested the arrival of Gen 10.5 OLED manufacturing plants, which can churn out much larger panels that current Gen 8.5 plants, will help drive down prices.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $2.14 billion before the opening bell. Campbell Soup shares fell 0.18 percent to $39.15 in after-hours trading.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter. Applied Materials shares fell 4.48 percent to $51.54 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) to have earned $3.29 per share on revenue of $9.83 billion in the latest quarter. Deere will release earnings before the markets open. Deere shares dropped 1.23 percent to $145.00 in after-hours trading.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) shares rose over 5 percent in after-hours trading after a 13D filing from Carl Icahn shows a new 9.38 percent stake in the company. The filing also shows language from Icahn that strongly opposes a go-private transaction. AmTrust Financial shares climbed 5.81 percent to $14.21 in the after-hours trading session.

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Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018

On Tuesday, stocks closed mixed with a preference for small-caps as they took gains in some blue chips and big-cap stocks.

Profit-taking started immediately, with a divergence of better-quality stocks being sold. Banks and other financials fell 1.4% at the close, while technology gained 0.9% and consumer discretionary rose 0.5%. Eight of the eleven sectors of the 500 lost ground. From the election until Monday most investing was based on the expectations that the new administration will increase fiscal spending and lower corporate tax rates. The goal is to raise interest rates, inflation and promote growth.

Yesterday buying slowed slightly, but floor traders said that consolidations are a good sign and that the “reflation trade” will probably resume again. The chief investment officer at Wells Fargo Private Bank was quoted by The Wall Street Journal who said “there’s a level of optimism I haven’t seen in a while.”

Crude oil WTI fell 0.7% at $45.56 per barrel due to an EIA report that crude oil supplies increased by 5.27 million barrels instead of an estimate of 1.48 million.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018: Macquarie Infrastructure Company(MIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sunoco (NYSE: SUN) and Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Macquarie Infrastructure Corp. (NYSE: MIC) fell nearly 42% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $37.06 after closing at $63.62 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $81.74. Volume of about 24 million was nearly 30 times the daily average. The company chopped its dividend by about 28% to $4 a year. There’s no better way to make investors flee.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE: MIC) and Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE:ANW) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE: MIC) and Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE:ANW) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Atria Investments LLC raised its holdings in Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) by 59.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 8,737 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,251 shares during the quarter. Atria Investments LLC’s holdings in Macquarie Infrastructure were worth $323,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018: WEC Energy Group, Inc.(WEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018: ENGlobal Corporation(ENG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ENGlobal (NASDAQ:ENG) will be announcing its earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, May 9th.

    ENGlobal (NASDAQ:ENG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 15th. The construction company reported ($0.08) earnings per share for the quarter. ENGlobal had a negative net margin of 29.16% and a negative return on equity of 17.18%. The firm had revenue of $14.43 million during the quarter.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018: trivago N.V. (TRVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Trivago NV (NASDAQ: TRVG) dropped about 5% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $6.17. Shares closed at $6.50 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $24.27. Volume was nearly double the daily average of around 1.1 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares ofTripadvisor Inc(NASDAQ:TRIP) were heading lower today, falling in sympathy withTrivago(NASDAQ:TRVG)after shares of the hotel-booking platform crashed 24% when the company recorded a decline in first-quarter revenue and cut its guidance for the year. Though there was no direct news out on Tripadvisor today, shares of the travel-recommendation service nonetheless finished down 8.5% today as it is subject to many of the same business trends as Trivago in the online travel industry.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    trivago N.V. (NASDAQ: TRVG) shares dropped 22 percent to $5.00 after reporting Q1 results.

    Shares of Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE: TER) were down 15 percent to $35.22 after the company issued downbeat Q2 guidance.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    trivago N.V. (NASDAQ: TRVG) shares dropped 18 percent to $5.23 after reporting Q1 results.

    Shares of Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) were down 19 percent to $34.7483 as the company posted downbeat Q3 results.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Trivago NV – ADR (NASDAQ: TRVG) shares dropped 22 percent to $4.98 following downbeat quarterly results.

    Shares of Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE: TER) were down 16 percent to $34.6801 after the company issued downbeat Q2 guidance.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2018: GRAVITY Co. Ltd.(GRVY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Cooper Creagan]

    For example, if you had taken five minutes to set up a Night Trade on Gravity Co. (Nasdaq: GRVY) in October, you could’ve tripled your money, and then some.

A Peek Into The Markets: US Stock Futures Rise Ahead Of Earnings

Pre-open movers

U.S. stock futures traded higher in early pre-market trade, ahead of earnings from several companies. Data on durable goods orders for March, international trade in goods for March and initial jobless claims for the latest week will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. The Kansas City Fed manufacturing index for April will be released at 11:00 a.m. ET.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 27 points to 24,105.00, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index futures gained 5.75 points to 2,649.25. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index climbed 30.50 points to 6,586.25.

Oil prices traded higher as Brent crude futures rose 0.82 percent to trade at $74.61 per barrel, while US WTI crude futures rose 0.65 percent to trade at $68.49 a barrel. The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on natural gas stocks in underground storage is schedule for release at 10:30 a.m. ET.

 

A Peek Into Global Markets

European markets were higher today, with the Spanish Ibex Index rising 0.42 percent, STOXX Europe 600 Index climbing 0.42 percent and German DAX 30 index gaining 0.20 percent. The UK's FTSE index was trading higher by 0.10 percent, while French CAC 40 Index gained 0.48 percent.

In Asian markets, Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average rose 0.47 percent, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index fell 1.06 percent, China’s Shanghai Composite Index declined 1.38 percent and India’s BSE Sensex rose 0.62 percent.

Broker Recommendation

Analysts at Deutsche Bank downgraded Trivago NV – ADR (NASDAQ: TRVG) from Buy to Hold.

Trivago shares fell 4.03 percent to $4.52 in pre-market trading.

Breaking news

Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) posted better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates.
General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Wednesday.

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now

Nordstrom Inc.(JWN) shares are on saleagain.

Shares of the department store are down as much as 12% to $46.65Friday after Nordstrom reported holiday-quarter earnings and sales that missed expectations and gave a downbeat outlook for the full year. The stock is set for its worst intraday drop since it last reported earnings in November, when shares fell as much as 21% after the retailer posted disappointing results and cut its profit and sales forecasts.

The company has now lost more than a third of its market value over the past 12 months, well underperforming the S&P 500, which is down 8.9% in the past year. It’s been a rough 12 months, in general, for department stores with the S&P 500 sub-group down 36%.

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Hot Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: trivago N.V. (TRVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Online travel company Travel BV (NASDAQ: TRVG), better known as trivago, raised $287 million on the sale of 26.1 million American Depositary Shares (ADSs) at $11, below the expected range of $13 to $15. ADSs popped 7.7% for the Friday offering.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Trivago NV – ADR (NASDAQ: TRVG) shares dropped 18 percent to $12.29 after the company lowered its guidance.

    Shares of At Home Group Inc (NYSE: HOME) were down 10 percent to $23.19. At Home Group reported Q2 adjusted earnings of $0.18 per share on revenue of $232.1 million.

  • [By Diane Alter]

    Trivago NV (Nasdaq: TRVG) is a German hotel-search company. It priced its initial public offering of 26.1 million American depositary shares (ADSs) at $11 apiece. That was below its projected number of shares and price range. The company had expected to offer 28.5 ADSs at $13 to $15 each.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Trivago NV (NASDAQ: TRVG) dropped about 5% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $6.17. Shares closed at $6.50 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $24.27. Volume was nearly double the daily average of around 1.1 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    Investors flock to stocks because they potentially offer lucrative growth, like the 55% gains of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) just in 2017 alone. But stocks can also be volatile. Trivago NV (Nasdaq: TRVG), for instance, is down 44% on the year, and there’s a list of plenty of other underperformers in 2017 that have lost investors’ hard-earned money.

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Logitech International S.A.(LOGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer once again sat down with Bracken Darrell, president and CEO of Logitech (LOGI) , the computer accessory maker with shares that are up 27% since Cramer last checked in back in November.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (USA) (NYSE: MCZ) shares were also up, gaining 35 percent to $0.260 as the company disclosed that it has sold its Saitek simulation product line to Logitech International SA (USA) (NASDAQ: LOGI) for $13 million in cash.

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Vitality Biopharma (VBIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Phil Saunders]

    Vitality Biopharma, Inc. (OTCBB: VBIO) recent ascent as a strong small cap player in Cannabis pharma, is part of a boom in Cannabis-based pharmaceuticals making announcements about unique and innovative delivery systems being tested for such ailments as Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, and Crohns disease. But it is important to understand how the industry is evolving in the United States and Canada and what that might mean when realizing valuation and the evolution of government policies which still vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, making access to Cannabis and the pricing model still a big question moving forward.

  • [By James E. Brumley]

    In mid-September, Vitality Biopharma Inc (OTCMKTS:VBIO) announced it was going to take aim at the development of an alternative to opioids as a means of treating pain. At the time, there was little doubt that the company’s cannabinoid science was capable of doing so. What wasn’t clear to VBIO shareholders was exactly how that might happen…. meaning what sort of drug might Vitality Biopharma come up with.

    We got the first of what will likely be several answers to the question today. Per today’s press release, Vitality Biopharma intends to come up with a treatment for narcotic bowel syndrome, which is a severe form of (ironically enough) opiate-induced abdominal pain.

    As a refresher, Vitality Biopharma was the name we introduced to you back on August 8th, pointing out it had developed a whole new way of making cannabinoid-based medicines. Their versions offer all the upsides of cannabinoids, but without the psychotropic (“getting high’) effects, and without some of the common downsides associated with these pharmaceuticals… like mouth and skin lesions.

    There are even bigger advantages to Vitality Biopharma’s science, however. Namely, since these drugs are prodrugs and aren’t activated until in the body, they allow for targeted delivery to the GI tract (yet can also selectively target other body parts, even as far away from the GI tract as the brain). Perhaps more than anything though, these drugs are orally-administered by virtue of being highly soluble, making them easy to use.

    It’s this nuance that makes Vitality Biopharma’s recently-announced intention so interesting, and compelling.

    Studies have found that up to 81% of patients treated with opiates have functional bowel disorders, with more than half — 58% to be exact — of opiate users reporting chronic abdominal pain stemming from the use of their prescribed painkillers. Considering 200 million opioid prescriptions are filled every year in the United States alo

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    Back in September, Vitality Biopharma Inc (OTCMKTS:VBIO) CEO Robert Brooke officially announced his company would be entering the painkiller market, specifically taking aim at the development of an alternative to opioids. His specific words? “Opiates are one of the key classes of drugs we’re seeking to replace, or to make far less necessary, as our proprietary cannabosides could provide a potent alternative form of pain relief and help avoid, or greatly reduce, the use of opiates for the treatment of many conditions…”

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    That’s why its worth pointing out that just yesterday, small cap cannabinoid prodrug pharmaceutical stock Vitality Biopharma, Inc. (OTCQB: VBIO) announced the appointment of Tracy Rockney, J.D. to the position of Senior Regulatory Advisor. In addition to being the Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer of OneSource Regulatory, a regulatory consulting firm, Rockney was previously:

  • [By James E. Brumley]

    Are you an investor interested in learning more about Vitality Biopharma Inc (OTCMKTS:VBIO)? Or, are you looking to take your first look at VBIO? A SeeThruEquity research report posted in August not only has you covered, it underscores all of its hidden bullishness. The report also explains a very impressive target price for Vitality Biopharma shares. In short, the research outfit now believes the stock will see $2.00 per share sooner than later, based on its pipeline and potential market penetration. That’s 38% higher than its current value.

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foreign investment: Guidewire Software, Inc.(GWRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Ebix Inc actually performing well since the end of 2014 while mid cap peer Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE: GWRE) has been outperforming over a longer period of time and small cap Benefitfocus Inc (NASDAQ: BNFT) has underperformed:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE: GWRE) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $92.43 million.

    Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ: ALOG) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $127.30 million.

foreign investment: Crescent Point Energy Corp (16)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Kana Nishizawa]

    China Coal Energy Co., the countrys second-largest producer of the fuel, sank 3.1 percent after the government said it will cut coal consumption. Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. (16), the worlds second-biggest developer, fell 1.4 percent after trimming its sales target. Gold producers led materials companies lower as the precious metal headed for its steepest weekly loss since June amid expectations the U.S. Federal Open Market Committee will next week decide to reduce stimulus.

foreign investment: Cooper Companies, Inc. (The)(COO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE: COO) which traded down 3.7% at $242.09. The stocks 52-week range is $192.24 to $260.26. Volume was nearly 1 million compared to the daily average volume of less than half a million.

foreign investment: trivago N.V. (TRVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Diane Alter]

    Trivago NV (Nasdaq: TRVG) is a German hotel-search company. It priced its initial public offering of 26.1 million American depositary shares (ADSs) at $11 apiece. That was below its projected number of shares and price range. The company had expected to offer 28.5 ADSs at $13 to $15 each.

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    Investors flock to stocks because they potentially offer lucrative growth, like the 55% gains of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) just in 2017 alone. But stocks can also be volatile. Trivago NV (Nasdaq: TRVG), for instance, is down 44% on the year, and there’s a list of plenty of other underperformers in 2017 that have lost investors’ hard-earned money.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Trivago NV – ADR (NASDAQ: TRVG) shares dropped 18 percent to $12.29 after the company lowered its guidance.

    Shares of At Home Group Inc (NYSE: HOME) were down 10 percent to $23.19. At Home Group reported Q2 adjusted earnings of $0.18 per share on revenue of $232.1 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Online travel company Travel BV (NASDAQ: TRVG), better known as trivago, raised $287 million on the sale of 26.1 million American Depositary Shares (ADSs) at $11, below the expected range of $13 to $15. ADSs popped 7.7% for the Friday offering.

foreign investment: B&G Foods, Inc.(BGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    B&G Foods Inc. (NYSE: BGS) madewaves late on Friday after the company announced its most recent acquisition. B&G has now acquired Victoria Fine Foods from Huron Capital Partners and other sellers for roughly $70 million in cash.

foreign investment: Renesola Ltd.(SOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $256.05 million.

    America’s Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.58 per share on revenue of $149.13 million.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) shares rose 9.76 percent to $1.35 in pre-market trading. ReneSola reported Q1 earnings of $0.06 per share on revenue of $260.7 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Aimmune Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: AIMT) shares jumped 35 percent to $34.64 in response to failed DBVT peanut allergy trial.
    Exactech, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXAC) shares surged 30.9 percent to $41.88 after the company agreed to be acquired by TPG Capital for $42 per share in cash.
    Dextera Surgical Inc (NASDAQ: DXTR) shares climbed 27.6 percent to $0.238 after surging 40.48 percent on Friday.
    Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ: PETS) jumped 21.8 percent to $44.73 as the company reported better-than-expected Q2 results.
    SenesTech Inc (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 21.7 percent to $1.95 after the company disclosed that Univar will be marketing and selling ContraPest.
    Yulong Eco-Materials Ltd (NASDAQ: YECO) shares gained 18.3 percent to $0.560.
    One Horizon Group Inc (NASDAQ: OHGI) shares rose 18 percent to $1.18.
    Atossa Genetics Inc (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares climbed 18 percent to $0.566. Atossa Genetics is schedule to host a conference call to announce preliminary results from Phase 1 study of oral Endoxifen on October 25, 2017.
    ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) shares rose 15.3 percent to $2.72
    Renren Inc (NYSE: RENN) shares gained 11.9 percent to $10.71 after gaining 2.68 percent on Friday.
    Kalvista Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: KALV) shares rose 11.8 percent to $12.59. KalVista Pharma 13D filing from Longwood Fund showed registration for an 8.7 percent stake.
    Xunlei Ltd (NASDAQ: XNET) shares gained 9.4 percent to $7.20 after surging 25.33 percent on Friday.
    VF Corp (NYSE: VFC) shares surged 7.1 percent to $71.09 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its third quarter and raised its FY2017 guidance.
    CAI International Inc (NYSE: CAI) rose 6.6 percent to $39.70. Cowen & Co. upgraded CAI from Market Perform to Outperform.
    Agenus Inc (NASDAQ: AGEN) shares gained 5.7 percent to $4.58 as the company disclosed that GSK's shingle vaccine received FDA approval.
    Deltic Timber Corp (NYSE: DEL) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $94.11
  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Wall Street expects ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) to report a quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $256.05 million. ReneSola shares gained 2.50 percent to close at $1.23 on Friday.