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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019

In his annual shareholder letter, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon pointed to data showing a radically shrinking U.S. stock market, echoing an increasingly common refrain on Wall Street and in corporate America. Dimon is working alongside business luminaries such as Warren Buffett, BlackRock’s Larry Fink and GM CEO Mary Barra to promote long-term stock market investment and regulations that will make it easier and more rewarding for companies to sell their shares on public markets.

On Wednesday morning, the U.S. markets lost another stock when European consumer products conglomerate JAB Holding agreed to buy Panera Bread for $7.5 billion, ending the popular soup, sandwich and salad chain’s stellar over-quarter century run on public markets. There are many causes of the shrinking stock market, for instance the administrative costs of being publicly traded and strict regulations surrounding investor communications, but JAB’s emergence and its deal for Panera Bread points to the biggest culprit.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Bridgeline Digital, Inc.(BLIN )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Bridgeline Digital (NASDAQ:BLIN) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bridgeline Digital earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the software maker an impact score of 46.3358005969314 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Bridgeline Digital (BLIN)

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  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: STAF) $2.58 96.35%
    IZEA Inc. (Nasdaq: IZEA) $1.65 85.19%
    ShiftPixy Inc. (Nasdaq: PIXY) $3.35 78.38%
    MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: MTSL) $3.31 41.07%
    IsoRay Inc. (NYSE: ISR) $0.60 38.64%
    TransGlobe Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: TGA) $3.74 37.76%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.27 26.31%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.56 24.58%
    Bridgeline Digital Inc. (Nasdaq: BLIN) $1.51 24.51%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $0.91 24.03%

    While these penny stocks generated strong returns last week, they’re unlikely to produce the same level of profit again anytime soon.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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    Zacks: Bridgeline Digital Inc (BLIN) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Bridgeline Digital Shares Shoot Ahead on New Customer (baystreet.ca) Bridgeline Digital sees shares soar after its web analytics software welcomes a new user (proactiveinvestors.com) Procurement Services Provider Chooses the Bridgeline Unbound Insights Product for Web Analytics Solution (finance.yahoo.com)

    BLIN traded down $0.12 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $1.04. 455,300 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 548,370. The company has a current ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. Bridgeline Digital has a 12-month low of $0.79 and a 12-month high of $4.45. The company has a market cap of $4.92 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.33 and a beta of 0.14.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cross Timbers Royalty Trust(CRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (NYSE:CRT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cross Timbers Royalty Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.0297657024049 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (NYSE:CRT) announced a dividend on Tuesday, August 21st, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of 0.108 per share by the oil and gas company on Monday, September 17th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 30th.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Carlsberg A/S (CABGY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) and Carlsberg (OTCMKTS:CABGY) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Xilinx, Inc.(XLNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Friday was Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) which rose about 5% to $74.15. The stock’s 52-week range is $54.99 to $75.14. Volume was 5.6 million compared to its average volume of 2 million.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nomura upgraded shares of Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) from a reduce rating to a neutral rating in a research note published on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. They currently have $70.00 price target on the programmable devices maker’s stock, up from their prior price target of $60.00.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) is sitting on a massive opportunity thanks to the growing demand for its chips in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The chipmaker controls the majority of the field-programmable gate array (FPGA) market — chips that are finding traction in AI applications — by successfully keeping rival Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) at bay on the back of solid product development moves.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Xilinx (XLNX)

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  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:

    Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE)
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN)
    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR)
    II-VI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IIVI)
    Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI)
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS)
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI)
    Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO)
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
    Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ: AVGO)

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Reis, Inc(REIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Reis (NASDAQ:REIS) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning.

    Several other research analysts also recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Reis from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a research note on Friday, May 11th. BidaskClub raised Reis from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note on Friday, July 6th. Finally, B. Riley lowered their target price on Reis to $26.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $22.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Reis (NASDAQ:REIS) was upgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of commercial real estate data provider Reis, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIS) soared 32.2% to close at $23 on the nose today, after Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced it would acquire the company for (drumroll, please)…$23 a share!

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Reis (REIS)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Emerald Expositions Events (NYSE: EEX) and Reis (NASDAQ:REIS) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: CVR Refining, LP(CVRR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares rose 18.3 percent to $37.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.74 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) rose 12.1 percent to $2.69 in pre-market trading after surging 4.80 percent on Friday.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 10.9 percent to $109.75 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restarted its review of QUALCOMM Incorporated’s (NASDAQ: QCOM) proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) rose 10.6 percent to $15.20 in pre-market trading. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN) rose 10 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading.
    Vaxart, Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT) shares rose 8 percent to $5.54 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.19 percent on Friday.
    Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFIE) rose 7.3 percent to $4.58 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.22 percent on Friday.
    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) rose 7 percent to $22.49 in pre-market trading after falling 1.96 percent on Friday.
    Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) shares rose 6.9 percent to $9.16 in pre-market trading.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 5.7 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.92 percent on Friday.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) rose 5.4 percent to $19.70 in pre-market trading.
    Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: AGM) rose 5.2 percent to $92.95 in pre-market trading.
    International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) rose 5.2 percent to $29.94 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares rose 5.1 percent to $66.30 in the pre-market trading session.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading after climbing 15.66 percent on Friday.
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    The Big Boys’ Pick
    Of the group, CVRR (NYSE: CVRR) is in the best position. Apparently, Mr. Icahn agrees, which is why he owns 5.7 million shares, a stake worth more than $100 million. Other big institutional owners include the likes of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI) dropped over 12% today after the holding company announced an interesting stock exchange offer for unitholders of its subsidiary, CVR Refining (NYSE:CVRR). The transaction will allow for up to 37.1 million units of the refiner to be exchanged for up to 23.5 million shares of the parent company, or at a 0.6335-to-1 ratio. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Allied Advisory Services Inc. purchased a new position in shares of CVR Refining LP (NYSE:CVRR) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund purchased 12,844 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $286,000.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Finally, shares of CVR Energy fell 9%. The holding company agreed to exchange its stock to investors in related entity CVR Refining (NYSE:CVRR), accepting as many as 37.1 million units at a ratio of 0.6335 shares of CVR Energy for every unit of CVR Refining exchanged. In a release, CVR Energy said that “many CVR Refining unitholders may wish to hold their investment in the form of common stock rather than partnership interests” after recent tax reform legislation. But it’s unclear why CVR Energy would make an offer at a 25% premium rather than simply having CVR Refining convert to a corporate entity or use similar steps that wouldn’t adversely affect CVR Energy shareholders for the benefit of CVR Refining unitholders. CVR Refining finished the session 8% higher.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Telefonica Brasil S.A.(VIV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Vivendi (EPA:VIV) received a €23.50 ($27.33) price target from stock analysts at Barclays in a research note issued on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) and Telefonica Brasil (NYSE:VIV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Telefonica Brasil SA (NYSE:VIV) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $14.88.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Telefônica Brasil SA (NYSE: VIV) dropped about 2.3% Wednesday to set a new 52-week low of $9.72. Shares closed at $9.95 on Tuesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $17.33. Volume totaled around 1.4 million, about 25% below the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    UBS Group set a €25.50 ($29.65) target price on Vivendi (EPA:VIV) in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning, www.boersen-zeitung.de reports. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Inventergy Global (OTCMKTS: INVT) and Telefonica Brasil (NYSE:VIV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Capital Southwest Corporation(CSWC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Capital Southwest (NASDAQ: CSWC) and TRIPLEPOINT VEN/COM (NYSE:TPVG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 5, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Capital Southwest Co. (NASDAQ:CSWC) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, June 5th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 26th will be paid a dividend of 0.29 per share by the asset manager on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.80%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, June 25th. This is a boost from Capital Southwest’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Unifi, Inc.(UFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Unifi, Inc. (NYSE:UFI) Director Robert J. Bishop purchased 4,000 shares of Unifi stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 31st. The stock was bought at an average price of $31.79 per share, with a total value of $127,160.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 10,288 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $327,055.52. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Globus Maritime Limited(GLBS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Globus Maritime (NASDAQ:GLBS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Globus Maritime earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the shipping company an impact score of 45.6853785900783 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    After looking at last week’s top performing penny stocks, we’ll show you a penny stock that’s on the verge of crushing Cherokee’s returns…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Cherokee Inc. (Nasdaq: CHKE) $0.82 91.11 %
    Checkpoint Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CKPT) $3.54 51.62%
    TMRS Holding Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: TMSR) $4.43 50.00%
    EKSO Bionics Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: EKSO) $2.58 46.93%
    Jones Energy Inc. (NYSE: JONE) $0.47 46.76%
    TransAtlantic Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: TAT) $1.39 44.29%
    Inseego Corp. (Nasdaq: INSG) $2.70 42.27%
    Globus Maritime Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLBS) $0.44 37.85%
    iFresh Inc. (Nasdaq: IFMK) $2.81 33.64%
    Technical Communications Corp. (Nasdaq: TCCO) $4.88 29.87%

    While all of last week’s 10 top penny stocks generated great returns, it’s unlikely that they will be able to deliver these kinds of profits again anytime soon.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now

November has been a bad month for Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE). The natural gas refueling company has lost around 10% of its value this month, with most of the decline coming after the company released mixed third-quarter results. I am saying mixed because Clean Energy had missed the top line estimate by around 6.5%, even though it trumped the earnings estimate by $0.02 per share.

What gives?

It looks like investors were disappointed by the fact that Clean Energy reported just 5% increase in revenue from the year-ago period, which was identical to the growth in its volumes. Thus, it is evident that Clean Energy Fuels was unable to take advantage of an improvement in natural gas prices last quarter.

In fact, in the third quarter of 2016, the average Henry Hub Natural Gas spot price was 11% higher as compared to the year-ago period. But, whatever growth that Clean Energy delivered on the top line was volume driven. This can be attributed to the fact that Clean Energy Fuels enters into agreements with its clients to sell gas at fixed price contracts that are subject to a price cap. As such, the company was unable to take advantage of the increase in spot prices.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CryoLife, Inc.(CRY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CryoLife (NYSE:CRY) issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday morning. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.29-0.32 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.31. The company issued revenue guidance of $250-256 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $252.86 million.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Autodesk, Inc.(ADSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment from the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill is joined by Jason Moser of Million Dollar Portfolio, David Kretzmann of Hidden Gems Canada, and Aaron Bush of Motley Fool Rule Breakers to discuss the stocks on their radar. Find out why National Beverage (NASDAQ:FIZZ), JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), and Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) have piqued their interest.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) which traded down about 16% at $109.34. The stocks 52-week range is $68.06 to $130.92. Volume was19.3 million versus the daily average of 1.6 million shares.

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    Though individual products within its lineup face competition from the likes of Adobe (ADBE) and Siemens, Autodesk (ADSK)  is without a peer in the broader market for design and modeling software for industries such as construction, engineering and entertainment. And much like Adobe and Microsoft (MSFT) , Autodesk is finding that transitioning users of its core franchises from licenses to subscriptions is both making its business more predictable and increasing its long-term revenue opportunity with major clients.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Computer-aided drawing specialist Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) gained 21% last year, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    CNBC’s Jim Cramer of “Mad Money” said in the segment of the show called “Lightning Round” that Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) should be bought. He thinks there is nothing wrong with the stock, and he added that piracy, its biggest problem, is being solved.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    For Thursday, watch for Burlington Stores (BURL) and Kroger (KR) , along with AutoDesk (ADSK) and Marvell Technologies (MRVL) . Cramer would be a buyer of all but Kroger, where he’s waiting for the grocery wars to subside.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Unifi, Inc.(UFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) shares were also up, gaining 18 percent to $26.92 as the company announced Q3 earnings of $0.56 per share on revenue of $161.3 million.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Adams Diversified Equity Fund, Inc.(ADX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AdEx (CURRENCY:ADX) traded up 9.2% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 18:00 PM Eastern on April 24th. In the last seven days, AdEx has traded up 47.7% against the dollar. One AdEx token can now be purchased for about $1.12 or 0.00011782 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX, Huobi, EtherDelta (ForkDelta) and Liqui. AdEx has a total market cap of $81.99 million and approximately $13.84 million worth of AdEx was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation(LGF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Starz (STRZA) has jumped 14% to$32.16 after agreeing to be purchased by Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF) in a deal that values Starz at about $4.4 billion. Lions Gate has climbed 9.4% to $22.90.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (USA) (NYSE: LGF) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $740.67 million.

    Eaton Vance Corp (NYSE: EV) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.48 per share on revenue of $321.42 million.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Here we think names trading in the mid-single digit multiple range such as AMC Networks (AMCX) should benefit the most as should Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF) / Starz (STRZA), Viacom (VIAB), Viacom (VIA) and Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI).

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Friday's regular session.

    GrubHub Inc (NYSE: GRUB) Sep16 35.0 Calls Sweep: 1054 @ ASK $1.40: 2690 traded vs 178 OI: Earnings 7/26 $30.03 Ref
    Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) Jul16 34.0 Calls Sweep: 1000 @ ASK $0.90: 13k traded vs 16k OI: Earnings 8/10 $33.14 Ref
    Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (USA) (NYSE: LGF) Jul16 21.0 Calls Sweep: 714 @ ASK $1.30: 778 traded vs 53 OI: Earnings 8/4 $21.64 Ref
    SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) Sep16 19.0 Calls Sweep: 1500 @ ASK $0.66: 1967 traded vs 12k OI: Earnings 7/26 $15.05 Ref
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) Oct16 5.0 Calls Sweep: 4790 @ ASK $0.78: 9909 traded vs 4435 OI: Earnings 7/21 $5.01 Ref
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) Jul16 21.0 Calls Sweep: 2000 @ ASK $0.22: 5794 traded vs 1474 OI: Earnings 8/9 $19.98 Ref
    Mobileye NV (NYSE: MBLY) Fri 7/22 40.0 Calls (Wkly) Sweep: 2331 @ ASK $1.30: 2481 traded vs 36 OI: Earnings 8/4 $38.08 Ref

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Telecom Italia S.P.A.(TI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, telecommunications services shares fell by 0.29 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Telecom Italia SpA (ADR) (NYSE: TI), down 4 percent, and Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ: IIJI), down 3 percent.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now

1. Topsy-turvy stocks: The volatility of the past few trading days could continue into Wednesday.

U.S. stock futures are moving down, indicating all the major indexes could drop by about 1% at the open.

Meanwhile, European markets are in recovery mode after falling by 2% to 3% on Tuesday.

News that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had struck a deal with her center-left rivals to form a coalition government could be supporting market sentiment. The breakthrough follows four months of uncertainty.

Asian markets ended with mixed results. The Shanghai Composite dropped by 1.8% on Wednesday. It’s lost as much as 8% since a recent peak in late January.

On Tuesday, after a gut-wrenching drop in the morning, U.S. markets staged a big recovery. The Dow Jones industrial average closed with a 2.3% gain, while the S&P 500 rose 1.7% and the Nasdaq surged by 2.1%.

2. Wynn steps down: Steve Wynn has stepped down as CEO of Wynn Resorts after allegations of sexual misconduct piled pressure on the billionaire casino mogul and sent the company’s stock tumbling.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc.(JAZZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    The earnings report summarized the following recent milestones:

    The formation of a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to provide expert guidance and insight as the Company advances towards product commercialization. in October, Pfenex announced the hiring of Steven Sandoval as Chief Manufacturing Officer.Steven has over 25 years of commercial biopharmaceutical engineering and operations experience, specializing in commercial operations, facility design and licensure of large scale biopharmaceutical commercial manufacturing facilities. Following the announcement in August of the positive Phase 1 trial data for Pfenex’s recombinant anthrax vaccine, discussions with BARDA have been progressing. Pfenex anticipates initiating the PF708 pivotal clinical program by year end. Pfenex entered into a collaboration with Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) on multiple hematology/oncology product candidates in July. Regulatory feedback for PF529, Pfenex’s biosimilar candidate to Neulasta (pegfilgrastim), is expected by the end of 2016 and following that feedback, the development path and potential timeline will be outlined.

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  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) has jumped 6.3% to $149.45 after settling a patent dispute.

    CarMax (KMX) gained 2.4% to $58 after beating earnings and sales forecasts.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    In December, I included Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JAZZ) in a list of the three top healthcare stocks investors were overlooking. At that time, I noted that the biotech stock could be a diamond in the rough with its promising pipeline and low valuation.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Trevena Inc (NASDAQ: TRVN) rose 10.8 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 4.97 percent on Wednesday.
    Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE: YUMC) rose 10.2 percent to $31.05 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
    Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MCRB) rose 9.1 percent to $11.39 in pre-market trading after dropping 5.26 percent on Wednesday.
    Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) rose 8.9 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after surging 73.08 percent on Wednesday.
    Coach Inc (NYSE: COH) rose 6.7 percent to $41.98 in pre-market trading. Coach named Ian Bickley as President, Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances.
    Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (NASDAQ: SPNS) shares rose 6.1 percent to $13.91 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.54 percent on Wednesday.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) rose 6.1 percent to $149.15 in pre-market trading. Jazz Pharma reached a settlement with Hikma Pharma related to Xyrem patent case. Mizuho downgraded Jazz from Buy to Neutral.
    Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBKR) shares rose 6 percent to $36.72 in pre-market trading after declining 0.03 percent on Wednesday.
    Rewalk Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ: RWLK) rose 5.3 percent to $2.00 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs purchased 28 added Exoskeleton Systems.
    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: MACK) rose 5.1 percent to $3.29 in pre-market trading. Merrimack declared a $1.06 special dividend.
    BioTime, Inc. (NYSE: BTX) shares rose 4.8 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading. BioTime, reported the formation of new subsidiary AgeX Therapeutics, Inc.
    Akari Therapeutics PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ: AKTX) shares rose 4.8 percent to $12.26 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.69 percent on Wednesday.
    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) rose 3.6 percent to $39.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted better-than
  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) is trading up nearly 9% Thursday, thanks to its settlement with Hikma Pharmaceuticals over the firms patent dispute.

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    As part of the agreement, Hikma will get to sell a generic version of the drug in question, narcolepsy treatment Xyrem, in 2023, for up to five years, while Jazz will get royalties on those sales.

    Janney Montgomery Scotts Ken Trbovich upgraded the shares from Neutral to Buy on the news, and also increased his price target from $138 to $175. From his note:

    While this comes about three years earlier than previous settlements with other generic filers, it eliminates the risk of an earlier launch. Six months thereafter Hikma may launch its own generic and others may potentially be able to launch as well. Importantly, Jazz will receive a meaningful royalty on sales, retain the right to launch its own AG, and can authorize other AGs after the initial 6-month Hikma period.

    Jazz shares are up 8.9% to $153.2o at recent check.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    On Wednesday, just 24 hours after Amazon announced its first major sports deal — tying up with the NFL to stream 10 Thursday night games — Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) laid claim to viewers’ credit cards by debuting YouTube TV, a bundle of 50 major television channels for $35 per month: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    March 2017 US Challenger layoffs report 43,310 vs 36,975
    Initial Jobless Claims for Mar 31 234.0K vs 250.0K estimate; Continuing Claims for Mar 24 2.03M vs 2.04M estimate.
    San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams is set to speak in Frankfurt at 9:30 a.m. ET.
    The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on natural gas stocks is schedule for release at 10:30 a.m. ET.
    Data on money supply for the recent week will be released at 4:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Goldman Sachs initiated Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) at Sell
    JMP Securities upgraded NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) from Market Underperform to Market Perform
    PiperJaffray upgraded Abiomed (NASDAQ: ABMD) from Neutral to Overweight
    Deutsche Bank downgraded T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) from Buy to Hold
    Mizuho downgraded Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: JAZZ) from Buy to Neutral

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Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Neuralstem, Inc.(CUR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE: CUR) were down 29 percent to $1.75. Neuralstem reported the pricing of public offering of common stock and warrants.

  • [By William Romov]

    Last Wednesday (Dec. 6), the company received a patent for certain methods of production of its phase 2 antidepressant, AV-101.

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Dec. 4 – Dec. 8 Gain (as of Dec. 8)
    VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) $1.80 135%
    FXCM Inc. (Nasdaq: GLBR) $1.12 124%
    Neuralstem Inc. (Nasdaq: CUR) $2.00 75.44%
    Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: OHRP) $1.49 75.29%
    ClearSign Combustion Corp. (Nasdaq: CLIR) $3.50 53.85%
    Astrotech Corp. (Nasdaq: ASTC) $4.21 51.99%
    Burcon NutraScience Corp. (Nasdaq: BUR) $0.72 44%
    LM Funding America Inc. (Nasdaq: LMFA) $3.72 42.53%
    Second Sight Medical Products Inc. (Nasdaq: EYES) $1.75 42.28%
    Globus Maritime Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLBS) $1.47 41.35%

    As a result, its share price shot up from $0.92 to $2.52 on Wednesday. The stock pulled back to $1.80 by the end of the week, for a total gain of 135% for the week.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nemaska Lithium Inc. (NMKEF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Joe is a fan of Australian-listed Galaxy Resources (GXY on the ASX), acompany with a hard-rock operation in production in Australia, a world-class brine development project (Sal de Vida) in Argentina that has a bank feasibility study on it, and a promising exploration project in Quebec, Canada, near Nemaska’s (OTCQX:NMKEF) Whabouchi project. GXY is up 60% in just the past three months.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) has successfully commissioned the electrolysis cell of its Phase 1 plant in Shawinigan. More heavy lifting will be necessary before the lithium miner will be able to report successful processing of ore from its Whabouchi mine, but boxes are certainly ticked by this company.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) provided a project update and announced a C$50 million bought deal with shares selling for C$1.05 a piece. The fresh funds will be put to work at the Whabouchi development project, which appears to be progressing well. Commercial-scale production is expected by Q1 2019.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: GTT Communications, Inc.(GTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    GTT Communications (GTT) : “I think they have a great business model. I say buy, buy, buy.”

    Steel Dynamics (STLD) : “That’s a great steel company and the only one I’ll recommend other than Nucor (NUE) .”

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on GTT Communications (GTT) , Steel Dynamics (STLD) , Nucor (NUE) , Marriott International (MAR) , MGM Resorts (MGM) and Twitter (TWTR) .

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Unifi, Inc.(UFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) shares were also up, gaining 18 percent to $26.92 as the company announced Q3 earnings of $0.56 per share on revenue of $161.3 million.

5 Best Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now

Shares of American Airlines (AAL) are soaring today after the carrier reported better-than-forecast earnings. UBS analyst Darryl Genovesi explains why needs to happen for American Airlines shares to keep flying:

Bloomberg News/Laura Buckman

Stock is outperforming on above-consensus Q3 RASM/margin guide, outlook for continued sequential RASM improvement in Q4, and modestly-lower 2017-18 capex expectation following A350 deferral. We estimate that midpoint of 12-14% pre-tax margin guidance implies EPS in the $1.50-1.75 range with midpoint about in line with our $1.69 estimate, but $0.10-0.15 ahead of consensus. Q3 total RASM seen down 3.5-5.5% implying 5-7% passenger RASM (PRASM) decline along with 1.5% benefit from new credit card deal, all about in line with our expectations.

Revenue commentary inflecting: Comments on the supply-demand balance in American markets clearly inflecting with Domestic and Latin America bookings better, and further improvement anticipated in Q4. American reiterated outlook for at least $1B benefit from main cabin segmentation, which will begin with Basic Economy in late 2016, followed by Premium Economy in 2017. We are reviewing our RASM forecasts, which incorporate a ~$500M segmentation benefit over the next three years, of which ~$350M in 2017.

5 Best Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Canadian Pacific Railway Limited(CP)

 

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States. The company provides logistics and supply chain expertise services. It transports bulk commodities, including grain, coal, fertilizers, and sulphur; and intermodal traffic comprising retail goods in overseas containers that can be transported by train, ship, and truck, as well as in domestic containers and trailers that can be moved by train and truck. The company also transports merchandise freight consisting of finished vehicles and automotive parts, chemicals and plastics, crude oil, and forest products, as well as metals, minerals, and consumer products. It provides rail and intermodal transportation services over a network of approximately 13,700 miles serving the business centers of Canada from Montreal, Quebec, to Vancouver, British Columbia, and the United States Northeast and Midwest regions . In addition, the company offers transloading, warehousing, and distribution services of steel products. Canadian Pacific Railway Limited was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motif Investing]

    Bill Ackman is founder and CEO of hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. Some of his activist positions have included Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT), JC Penney Company Inc (JCP) and Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE: CP). His funds have suffered double-digit losses in the last year – a net loss of 16.5 and 20.5 percent respectively for his main fund and Pershing Square Holdings in 2015 – largely due to a sizeable stake in Valeant Pharmaceuticals.
    Ackman has also been in the news recently regarding his December 2012 bet against Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF), a nutrition and weight management company that was facing pyramid scheme allegations up until recently. Ackman’s activist goal over the last several years has been to expose Herbalife as a get-rich-quick scammer. He believes the company should be taken down due to its use of inflated pricing, misleading data and unscrupulous incentive structure.
    The Federal Trade Commission just released its ruling on July 15th for a $200 million settlement fine that doesn’t include pyramid scheme charges. Fortune estimates Ackman has lost at least $500 million on his 20.2 million shares, stock loan fees and marketing campaigns costs to publicly shame the company.

5 Best Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sunoco LP(SUN)

 

Sunoco LP engages in the wholesale distribution and retail sale of motor fuels primarily in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Kansas, Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, and Hawaii. It operates through two segments, Wholesale and Retail. It serves convenience stores and consignment locations, contracted independent convenience store operators, and other commercial customers. The company also distributes other petroleum products, such as propane and lubricating oils; and leases or subleases real estate properties used in the retail distribution of motor fuels. As of December 31, 2014, it operated 155 convenience stores and fuel outlets offering merchandise, food service, motor fuel, and other services in 5 states. Sunoco GP LLC serves as the general partner of the company. The company was formerly known as Susser Petroleum Partners LP and changed its name to Sunoco LP in October 2014. Sunoco LP is based in Houston, Te xas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Here is the list of stocks going ex-dividend on August 3, 2016.

    J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ: JBHT) – $0.2200 dividend, 1.0791 percent yield Johnson Controls Inc (NYSE: JCI) – $0.2900 dividend, 2.6250 percent yield FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) – $0.3600 dividend, 3.9680 percent yield Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN) – $0.8255 dividend, 10.7347 percent yield Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC) – $0.3800 dividend, 3.1588 percent yield BP plc (ADR) (NYSE: BP) – $0.6000 dividend, 6.8768 percent yield American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ: AAL) – $0.1000 dividend, 1.1442 percent yield Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) – $0.1300 dividend, 2.9834 percent yield Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA) – $0.0300 dividend, 1.1321 percent yield Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE: SXT) – $0.2700 dividend, 1.5341 percent yield

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Top 10 Shipping Stocks For 2016: Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation(CDE)

Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership, operation, exploration, and development of silver and gold mining properties located primarily in South America, Mexico, the United States, and Australia. The company also explores for lead and zinc ores. Its properties include the Palmarejo mine located in the state of Chihuahua, northern Mexico; San Bartolome mine located near Potosi, Bolivia; Kensington mine located north-northwest of Juneau, Alaska; Rochester mine located in northwestern Nevada; Martha mine located in Santa Cruz, Argentina; and the Endeavor mine in New South Wales, Australia, as well as Joaquin, Tornado, and Satelite properties in Santa Cruz, Argentina. The company was founded in 1928 and is based in Coeur d?Alene, Idaho.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Deutsche Bank’s Jorge Beristain and Chris Terry released their earnings preview for the gold miners–including Barrick Gold (ABX), Goldcorp (GG), Franco-Nevada (FNV), and Coeur Mining (CDE)–and conclude that only one gold miner deserves a Buy rating: Newmont Mining (NEM). They explain why:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Given revised commodity deck forecasts (particularly for Steel and Gold) and improved Balance Sheet health (Steels, Precious and Industrials Metals) we are upgrading our ratings on several stocks in our coverage. We generally favor companies that have already initiated specific self-help, have low-cost assets and are less exposed to China supply and demand dynamics. In Steels, we have increased our rating from Hold to Buy on Nucor (NUE) and from Sell to Hold on US Steel. We have also upgraded Kinross Gold (KGC) to a Hold on valuation…On higher-than-peer valuations, we reiterate Sell-rated Coeur Mining (CDE), Franco-Nevada (FNV), Goldcorp (GG), Teck Resources (TCK) and highly leveraged AK Steel given preference to issue further equity if possible.

5 Best Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Unifi, Inc.(UFI)

Unifi, Inc., incorporated on January 8, 1969, is a manufacturing company. The Company processes and sells commodity yarns, specialized yarns and premier value-added (PVA) yarns. The Company operates through three segments: Polyester segment, Nylon segment and International segment. The Company’s polyester products include polyester polymer beads (Chip), partially oriented yarn (POY), textured, solution and package dyed, twisted, beamed and draw wound yarns, which is available in virgin or recycled varieties (the latter made from both pre-consumer yarn waste and post-consumer waste, including plastic bottles). The Company’s nylon products include textured, solution dyed and spandex covered products. The Company’s principal geographic markets for its products are located in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Polyester

The Company’s Polyester segment manufactures Chip, POY, textured, dyed, twisted, beamed and draw w ound yarns, both virgin and recycled, with sales primarily to other yarn manufacturers and knitters and weavers that produce yarn and/or fabric for the apparel, hosiery, automotive upholstery, home furnishings, industrial and other end-use markets. The Polyester Segment consists of sales and manufacturing operations in the United States and El Salvador.

Nylon

The Company’s Nylon segment manufactures textured yarns (both nylon and polyester) and spandex covered yarns, with sales to knitters and weavers that produce fabric primarily for the apparel and hosiery markets. The Nylon Segment consists of sales and manufacturing operations in the United States and Colombia.

International

The Company’s International segment offers products, including textured polyester, and various types of resale yarns and staple fiber. The International Segment sells its yarns to knitters and weavers that produce fabric for the apparel, automotive upholstery, home furnishings, industrial and other end-use m! arkets primarily in the South American and Asian regions. It also includes a manufacturing location and sales offices in Brazil and a sales office in China.

The Company competes with O’Mara, Inc., NanYa Plastics Corp. of America, AKRA, S.A. de C.V., C S Central America S.A. de C.V., Avanti Industria Comercio Importacao e Exportacao Ltda., Polyenka Ltda., Sapona Manufacturing Company, Inc. and McMichael Mills, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) shares were also up, gaining 18 percent to $26.92 as the company announced Q3 earnings of $0.56 per share on revenue of $161.3 million.

5 Best Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Transocean Inc.(RIG)

Transocean Ltd. provides offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells worldwide. It offers deepwater and harsh environment drilling, oil and gas drilling management, and drilling engineering and drilling project management services. The company also offers well and logistics services. In addition, it engages in oil and gas exploration, development, and production activities primarily in the United States offshore Louisiana and Texas, and in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea. As of February 10, 2011, the company owned, had partial ownership interests in, and operated 138 mobile offshore drilling units, including 47 high-specification floaters, 25 midwater floaters, 9 high-specification jackups, 54 standard jackups, and 3 other rigs, as well as 1 ultra-deepwater floater and 3 high-specification jackups under construction. Transocean Ltd. was founded in 1953 and is based in Zug, Switzerland.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of Noble have gained 5% to $9.32 at 1:59, but that appears downright disappointing next to Seadrill (SDRL), Transocean (RIG) and Atwood Oceanics (ATW). Transocean has climbed 7.2% to $11.28, Seadrill has jumped 7.6% to $3.40, and Atwood Oceanics has soared 9.9% to $12.31.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    RBC’s Kurt Hallead and Benjamin Owens offer their take on Transocean (RIG) appearance at the RBC Global Energy and Power Conference:

    Bloomberg

    Our view: Transocvean continues to execute well, with the focus on revenue efficiency bearing fruit over the last several quarters. However, we believeTransocean shares have limited upside until the market gains more confidence in the supply/demand outlook for floating rigs in 2017-18. Currently, fundamentals continue to weaken for floating rigs, and it remains unclear where dayrates and utilization may bottom.

    Expects to see 2H16 opportunities in the jackup market:Transocean expects shallow water to be the first area within the offshore market to see increased spending if oil prices remain constructive. The demand for jackups is being driven by independent oil companies and NOCs. The company still expects the deep water rig count to trend lower through at late-2016 or early-2017.

    Deepwater recovery domino effect: In Transoceans view, deep water rigs currently working will remain working in a recovery. The next rigs back to work will be warm-stacked rigs, then rigs currently in the ship-yard, with rigs currently cold-stacked the last to find work. The company thinks newbuilds could cease for up to a decade during the next cycle, similar to what happened in the 1990s, with many offshore drillers opting to upgrade rigs rather than build new.

    Offshore dayrates could lag in a recovery: With demand still declining, dayrates for new work are likely to remain near cash break-even to slightly higher in the near-term.Transocean thinks utilization needs to hit 80-85% before the industry starts to see pricing power for offshore rigs. The company thinks pricing could take a while to move off the bottom, even with activity increases, due to the fact that it will take the industry some time to digest the magnitude of oversupply in offshore rigs.

    Evercore ISI’sJames West a

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Chevron and Transocean (RIG) were named in the $20 billion lawsuit over a 2011 oil spill off the southeast coast of the country, and both parties are expected to sign off on the deal today, reports The Wall Street Journal. Criminal charges against executives have already been dropped.