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Best Oil Stocks To Buy Right Now

Once highflying fracking sand stocks ended up disappointing investors when the shale oil bubble burst, but small cap Covia Holdings Corp (NYSE: CVIA) is a more diversified industrial and energy minerals and material solutions stock with more staying power.

What is Small Cap Covia Holdings Corporation

Small cap Covia Holdings Corp provides minerals and material solutions for the Industrial and Energy markets that was formed from the June 2018 merger of Unimin and Fairmount Santrol. The Company is a leading provider of diversified mineral solutions and products (such as high-purity silica sand, nepheline syenite, feldspar, clay, kaolin, lime, resin systems and coated materials) to the glass, ceramics, coatings, polymers, construction, water filtration, sports and recreation markets. 

Best Oil Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation(BMTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    And in March 2016, he recommended a tiny bank called Royal Bank of Pennsylvania for $1.99. Just 20 months later, when it sold to Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. (NASDAQ: BMTC), his readers earned 130.2%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Bryn Mawr Bank (NASDAQ:BMTC) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Thursday morning.

    Other research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Bryn Mawr Bank from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $55.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 24th. Sandler O’Neill downgraded Bryn Mawr Bank from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, June 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Bryn Mawr Bank has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $53.67.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:BMTC) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $53.67.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:BMTC) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $48.00 and last traded at $48.20, with a volume of 762 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $47.85.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bryn Mawr Bank (NASDAQ:BMTC) was downgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued on Saturday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Bryn Mawr Bank (BMTC)

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Best Oil Stocks To Buy Right Now: Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF(VCSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Quantitative Advantage LLC grew its holdings in shares of Vanguard Short-Term Crprte Bnd Idx Fd (BMV:VCSH) by 4.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 46,837 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,031 shares during the quarter. Quantitative Advantage LLC’s holdings in Vanguard Short-Term Crprte Bnd Idx Fd were worth $3,658,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “2,702 Shares in VANGUARD SCOTTS/VANGUARD SHORT-TERM (VCSH) Acquired by Exencial Wealth Advisors LLC” was originally published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this article on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of US & international copyright law. The correct version of this article can be viewed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4151990/2702-shares-in-vanguard-scotts-vanguard-short-term-vcsh-acquired-by-exencial-wealth-advisors-llc.html.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Polaris Greystone Financial Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Vanguard Short-Term Crprte Bnd Idx Fd (BMV:VCSH) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 7,868 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $617,000.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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

    These are the top 5 holdings of Allianz Investment Management LLCiShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond (LQD) – 3,271,938 shares, 72.31% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 54.10%SPDR Portfolio Intermediate Term Corporate Bond (SPIB) – 2,000,000 shares, 12.63% of the total portfolio. New PositioniShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF (CIU) – 618,046 shares, 12.48% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 757.25%Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH) – 88,000 shares, 1.3% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 35.38%iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF (CSJ) – 65,470 shares, 1.28% of the total portfolio. New Purchase: SPDR

Best Oil Stocks To Buy Right Now: Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    With June being a risk-off kind of month, some cyclical sectors often lag this month. The Industrial Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLI), for example, averages June losses of more than 1 percent.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Industrials led the market, with the Industrial Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLI) rising 1.5%. Biotechnology stocks struggled; the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEMKT:XBI) fell 2%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Export-dependent industrial stocks were especially affected by trade concerns; the Industrial Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLI) dropped 1.5%. Retail stocks also suffered today, with the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEMKT:XRT) losing 1.9%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Industrials were the strongest sector today, with the Industrial Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLI) rising 0.6%. Financials were a drag on the market as long-term rates slipped back after recent gains; the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLF) dropped 0.8%.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    3M is the second-largest holding in the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLI) at 5.29%. Boeing is the largest with a 7.93% share of the fund, but even it’s 22% year-to-date share price increase isn’t enough to push the fund’s increase for the year even to the same level as the Dow’s gains. The sector is just stuck in neutral, and nobody is sure if that’s as bad as it could get.

Top Performing Stocks To Own Right Now

March 7, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.4% at 2,738.94. The DJIA closed up 0.4% at 24,894.24. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.4% at 7,427.95.

Thursday ended up a net positive day for the broad U.S. markets. The markets shifted from positive to negative a couple times throughout the day, but ultimately finished on a positive note. Most of the gain for the markets came at the end of the day. Crude oil posted another significant drop. The S&P 500 sectors were almost entirely positive. The most positive sectors were consumer staples and real estate up 0.8% and 0.7%, respectively. The worst performing sector was energy down less than 0.1%.

Crude oil was down 1.4% at $60.29.

Gold was down 0.4% at $1,322.20.

The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) which traded down 12% at $23.00. The stock’s 52-week range is $19.69 to $31.45. Volume was over 61 million compared to the daily average volume of nearly 10 million.

Top Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: BAE Systems PLC (BAESY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, Rich Smith, and Travis Hoium]

    But that doesn’t mean investors looking to add defense stocks to their portfolio should avoid the entire sector; there are opportunities to be had. These Motley Fool contributors have identified two companies with substantial military and commercial opportunities in AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) and Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA), as well as undervalued British defense giant BAE Systems PLC (ADR) (NASDAQOTH:BAESY) as defense stocks worth watching closely this month. 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BEACH ENERGY Lt/ADR (OTCMKTS:BCHEY) and BAE SYS PLC/S (OTCMKTS:BAESY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    The Marine Corps has selected BAE Systems (NASDAQOTH:BAESY) to manufacture its next-generation amphibious combat vehicle, dealing a major setback to the diversification plans of Science Applications International (NYSE:SAIC).

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Britain’s BAE Systems (NASDAQOTH:BAESF) (NASDAQOTH:BAESY) is a behemoth, doing more than $24 billion in annual business and valued in excess of $26 billion — yet it’s largely unknown to U.S. investors, a consequence of its stock being traded over the counter and not on major U.S. stock exchanges like the NYSE or Nasdaq. That could change, however, with BAE winning a big endorsement from investment megabank Morgan Stanley this morning.

Top Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Globalstar Inc.(GSAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Globalstar Inc. (NYSEMKT:GSAT) went on a roller coaster ride this morning. The satellite communications specialist’s stock bottomed out in a 16% drop just after 10 a.m. EDT, recovering to a less dramatic 7% decline an hour later. The company is the target of a complicated merger deal today, and investors on the open market are not loving the idea.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Globalstar (NYSEAMERICAN:GSAT) saw a significant growth in short interest in April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 86,799,863 shares, a growth of 6.9% from the March 30th total of 81,207,186 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 6,541,037 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 13.3 days. Approximately 14.4% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Globalstar Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: GSAT) traded down about 12.5% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $0.77 after closing Monday at $0.88. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.59. Volume was about 70% above the daily average of around 3.7 million shares. The had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Globalstar Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: GSAT) traded down about 5.9% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $0.48 after closing Friday at $0.51. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.30. Volume totaled about 4.4 million, about 20% below the daily average of around  5.4 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Globalstar Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: GSAT) traded down about 2% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $0.49 after closing Thursday at $0.50. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.30. Volume totaled about 4.2 million, almost 20% below the daily average of around  5.4 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday morning, the telecommunication services shares rose 1.06 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE: GSAT), up 5 percent, and Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTNR) up 4 percent.

Top Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Profire Energy, Inc.(PFIE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFIE) gapped down before the market opened on Friday . The stock had previously closed at $3.20, but opened at $3.80. Profire Energy shares last traded at $3.38, with a volume of 4662724 shares traded.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFIE) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 3,602,194 shares, a growth of 696.7% from the June 15th total of 452,167 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,769,785 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.0 days. Currently, 10.9% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Profire Energy (NASDAQ:PFIE)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities researchers at Maxim Group in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. They currently have a $7.00 price target on the oil and gas company’s stock. Maxim Group’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 114.07% from the stock’s previous close.

Top Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF(VCSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “2,702 Shares in VANGUARD SCOTTS/VANGUARD SHORT-TERM (VCSH) Acquired by Exencial Wealth Advisors LLC” was originally published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this article on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of US & international copyright law. The correct version of this article can be viewed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4151990/2702-shares-in-vanguard-scotts-vanguard-short-term-vcsh-acquired-by-exencial-wealth-advisors-llc.html.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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

    These are the top 5 holdings of Allianz Investment Management LLCiShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond (LQD) – 3,271,938 shares, 72.31% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 54.10%SPDR Portfolio Intermediate Term Corporate Bond (SPIB) – 2,000,000 shares, 12.63% of the total portfolio. New PositioniShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF (CIU) – 618,046 shares, 12.48% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 757.25%Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH) – 88,000 shares, 1.3% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 35.38%iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF (CSJ) – 65,470 shares, 1.28% of the total portfolio. New Purchase: SPDR

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Quantitative Advantage LLC grew its holdings in shares of Vanguard Short-Term Crprte Bnd Idx Fd (BMV:VCSH) by 4.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 46,837 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,031 shares during the quarter. Quantitative Advantage LLC’s holdings in Vanguard Short-Term Crprte Bnd Idx Fd were worth $3,658,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Luke Kawa]

    The three-month moving average of weekly flows into the iShares Short Maturity Bond exchange-traded fund (NEAR), Floating Rate Bond ETF (FLOT), SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High-Yield Bond ETF (SJNK), PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio (BKLN) and Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH) sank to a record low outflow of $18 million after the first week of 2018.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Polaris Greystone Financial Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Vanguard Short-Term Crprte Bnd Idx Fd (BMV:VCSH) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 7,868 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $617,000.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In 2018

Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE:GPT)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating reiterated by investment analysts at DA Davidson in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

Several other research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Gramercy Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price objective (down from $31.00) on shares of Gramercy Property Trust in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. SunTrust Banks set a $28.00 price objective on shares of Gramercy Property Trust and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. ValuEngine cut shares of Gramercy Property Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $26.00 price objective on shares of Gramercy Property Trust and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Gramercy Property Trust presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $27.60.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In 2018: Aphria Inc. (APHQF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Supply Agreement: To be announced. Top contenders include Canopy (OTCPK:TWMJF), Aurora (OTCQX:ACBFF), Aphria (OTCQB:APHQF). Would also include MedReleaf (OTCPK:MEDFF), Cronos Group (CRON), and CannTrust (OTC:CNTTF).

  • [By Keith Speights]

    The Trump-Gardner deal lit a fire under several marijuana stocks. The biggest mover after Sen. Gardner’s announcement of his conversation with the president was Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF), with shares surging nearly 15%.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Following Sessions’ rescinding of the Cole memo, a few of the Canadian players with eyes on the U.S. market began folding their cards. Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF) announced in February, a month after Sessions rescinded the Cole memo, that it would be divesting its passive U.S. assets, which included a stake in Liberty Health Sciences. Aphria, like other Canadian growers, has reiterated its intention to stay out of markets where the federal government doesn’t support legalization in some capacity. Of course, with access to a dozen countries following its Nuuvera buyout, Aphria isn’t exactly hurting for places to sell or export its product.

  • [By ]

    There are several other fairly prominent medical marijuana in Canada as well you may wish to look into, like Med ReLeaf (MEDFF) and Aphria (APHQF) .

  • [By Sean Williams]

    One such major player is Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF). At the moment, Aphria is on track to be the third-largest producer by annual yield –approximately 230,0000 kilograms, by its own estimate — and it just so happens to have reported its third-quarter operating results last week. Let’s take a deeper dive into Aphria by looking at the 10 things you should know following its report.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In 2018: Nordstrom Inc.(JWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Zacks]

    We have Macy's (NYSE: M), Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN), Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), and Home Depot (NYSE: HD) reporting this week.  While the earnings reports will give us the historical data, this week's retail sales data will give us some insight on how well the sector is doing overall in the beginning of Q2.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Nordstrom’s (NYSE:JWN) shares tumbled 11% to a year-to-date low on May 18 after thehigh-end retailer reported its first quarter earnings. That drop was surprising, since the company beat expectations on the top and bottom lines.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Nordstrom Inc.’s (NYSE: JWN) most recent quarterly release is anticipated late on Thursday. The consensus forecast is $0.44 in EPS on $3.46 billion in revenue. Shares ended the week at $48.80. The consensus target price is $51.19, and the 52-week range is $37.79 to $54.00.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    One bit of good news for Walmart is that its Sam’s Club warehouse stores scored an 80 to tie for third behind Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) at 83 and Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) at 81.

  • [By ]

    On Thursday, earnings are expected from JCPenney Co. (JCP) , Action Alerts PLUS holding Nordstrom Inc. (JWN) , Nintendo Co. (NTDOY) and Walmart Inc. (WMT) .

Best Value Stocks To Invest In 2018: Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF(VCSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Luke Kawa]

    The three-month moving average of weekly flows into the iShares Short Maturity Bond exchange-traded fund (NEAR), Floating Rate Bond ETF (FLOT), SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High-Yield Bond ETF (SJNK), PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio (BKLN) and Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH) sank to a record low outflow of $18 million after the first week of 2018.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now

The word “growth” is the central word in the phrase Dividend Growth Investing, yet DGI often gets a bad rap as a stodgy method of saving for retirement. I think this misperception arises from the fact that some proponents of the strategy (who may be more focused on income than returns) require a certain minimum yield threshold for their investments. This, in turn, screens many of the higher growth companies from their radar, as higher growth companies generally have lower payout ratios than their slower growth counterparts.

As a result, many of the same old slow-growing blue chips like Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG), and General Mills (NYSE:GIS) are widely held and discussed in the “Dividends” section of Seeking Alpha, while other higher growth opportunities are passed over. This is unfortunate, because there are several very high quality companies that are being disqualified simply because of a lower yield.

These lower yield, higher growth companies can be excellent investments for those with an extended time horizon, and even for retirees they can be a nice boost for a portfolio. For all the angst of wanting enough immediate income, a freshly minted retiree should realize that they are also likely looking at a 20 year time frame for their investments. As the ssa.gov life expectancy calculator shows, a male turning 62 years old in 2016 can expect to live an additional 21.6 years.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: 8×8 Inc(EGHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 15.3 percent to $2.41 in pre-market trading after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 10.7 percent to $117.75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) rose 10.6 percent to $35.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 10.2 percent to $12.12 in pre-market trading after climbing 86.76 percent on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 7 percent to $6.42 in pre-market trading on reports that the company has made progress on merger talks with T-Mobile.
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) rose 6.9 percent to $1,621.95 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter. The company sees second quarter operating income of $1.1 billion – $1.9 billion and sales of $51 billion – $54 billion.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 5.5 percent to $7.88 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.49 percent on Thursday.
    Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) rose 5.3 percent to $55.86 in pre-market trading as the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and also raised its FY18 sales outlook.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) rose 5.3 percent to $21.00 in pre-market trading.
    Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) shares rose 5.1 percent to $4.75 in pre-market trading as the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE: DO) rose 5 percent to $20.24 in pre-market trading.
    Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) rose 4.5 percent to $249.50 in pre-market trading following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) rose 4.3 percent to $311 in pre-market trading. Charter is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA) shares rose 3.9 pe

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Phillips 66(PSX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Friday.

    The company reported Q1 EPS of $1.04 vs. $0.89 estimates and revenue of 24.05 billion vs. $29.46 billion estimates.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $29.46 billion before the opening bell. Phillips 66 shares gained 0.43 percent to $113.00 in after-hours trading.
    Expedia Group Inc (NASDAQ: EXPE) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday. Expedia shares climbed 10.95 percent to $118.00 in the after-hours trading session.
    Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and also raised its FY18 sales outlook. Intel shares surged 5.52 percent to $55.98 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) to have earned $1.13 per share on revenue of $63.60 billion in the latest quarter. Exxon Mobil will release earnings before the markets open. Exxon Mobil shares rose 0.67 percent to $81.40 in after-hours trading.
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) posted upbeat results for its first quarter. The company sees second quarter operating income of $1.1 billion – $1.9 billion and sales of $51 billion – $54 billion. Amazon shares gained 6.72 percent to $1,620.00 in the after-hours trading session.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Friday.

    The company reported Q1 EPS of $1.04 vs. $0.89 estimates and revenue of 24.05 billion vs. $29.46 billion estimates.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Friday.

    The company reported Q1 EPS of $1.04 vs. $0.89 estimates and revenue of 24.05 billion vs. $29.46 billion estimates.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF(VCSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Luke Kawa]

    The three-month moving average of weekly flows into the iShares Short Maturity Bond exchange-traded fund (NEAR), Floating Rate Bond ETF (FLOT), SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High-Yield Bond ETF (SJNK), PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio (BKLN) and Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH) sank to a record low outflow of $18 million after the first week of 2018.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: HNI Corporation(HNI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $5.75 billion before the opening bell. Halliburton shares fell 0.06 percent to $51.93 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) to post quarterly earnings at $9.33 per share on revenue of $30.31 billion after the closing bell. Alphabet shares gained 0.24 percent to $1,079.88 in after-hours trading.
    Before the markets open, Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $815.16 million. Lennox shares dropped 2.84 percent to close at $197.08 on Friday.
    HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) reported retirement of its CEO Stan A. Askren and appointment of Jeffrey D. Lorenger as new CEO. HNI also reported strong earnings for its first quarter. HNI shares fell 3.17 percent to $34.20 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) to have earned $0.35 per share on revenue of $822.15 million in the latest quarter. Hasbro will release earnings before the markets open. Hasbro shares fell 0.39 percent to $82.49 in after-hours trading.

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018

Protect American jobs by getting tough on China.

That’s the underlying idea behind President-elect Donald Trump’s threat of a 45% tariff against China as a ploy to bring jobs back to America.

Before pursuing that strategy, however, Trump might want to check out what happened when his predecessor tried that.

President Obama slapped a stiff 35% tariff on Chinese tires in 2009 after American companies complained about unfair competition. They said China was flooding America with tires at low prices making it tough for U.S. companies to compete. The tire tariff gradually waned, and finally ended in 2012.

The tariff saved 1,200 U.S. tire jobs, which had been in sharp decline. And U.S. tire production rose after a major decline.

“Over a thousand Americans are working today because we stopped a surge in Chinese tires,” Obama said in his 2012 State of the Union address.

But a study from the Peterson Institute of International Economics found that the tariffs cost Americans in many other ways.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.(CCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The ongoing trade rift between the United States and China continues to plague international markets. Despite reports that both countries are working behind the scenes to prevent additional detrimental trade policies, both countries recently proposed tens of billions in new tariffs on one another. The United States has accused China of widespread intellectual property theft, while China has accused the United States of unfair trade practices, including price manipulation in the agricultural industry. This morning, it’s worth noting that proposed tariffs on U.S. business jets will likely not provide a competitive advantage to foreign competition. Reuters reports that Chinese aviation executives do not see the layer of protectionism as a way to bolster the nation’s local market. Check back to Money Morning today for more insight on how the ongoing trade war could affect your investments.
    Finally, investors will continue to monitor ongoing developments in Washington around the presidency of Donald Trump. The White House has asked a federal judge to block prosecutors from reviewing any files seized from his lawyer’s office during a raid by the FBI last week. The agency seized a trove of documents from lawyer Michael Cohen’s office as part of an investigation into a payment of hush money. The spat between the White House and the FBI continues a day after former FBI Director James Comey called Trump “morally unfit to be president.”
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: BAC, NFLX, AAPL
    Shares of Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) added nearly 1% after the nation’s largest bank by deposits topped Wall Street earning expectations. The financial institution leads a busy day of earnings reports on Wall Street and hopes to keep its positive momentum from previous quarters. The firm reported earnings per share of $0.62 on top of $23.27 billion in revenue. That topped expectations of $0.59 on top of $22.91 billion thanks to strong growth in its consumer loan business and the r

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings’ (CCO) Q4 2017 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com) Clear Channel Outdoor Introduces CCO RADARView: A Dynamic Campaign Planning Platform Allowing Advertisers to Visually Explore its Out-of-Home Media Mapped to Audience … (businesswire.com) How Much is Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Incs (NYSE:CCO) CEO Getting Paid? (finance.yahoo.com) Edited Transcript of CCO earnings conference call or presentation 1-May-18 12:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several research firms have issued reports on CCO. Zacks Investment Research cut Clear Channel Outdoor from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, May 4th. Cleveland Research downgraded shares of Clear Channel Outdoor from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Clear Channel Outdoor from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.33.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: GlobalSCAPE, Inc.(GSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd.(PFLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    PennantPark Floating Rate (PFLT) Plans Monthly Dividend of $0.10 (americanbankingnews.com) PennantPark Floating Rate (PFLT) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com) PennantPark Floating Rate (PFLT) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Thursday (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Downgrades PennantPark Floating Rate (PFLT) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of PFLT stock opened at $13.43 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $523.03 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.21 and a beta of 0.56. PennantPark Floating Rate has a one year low of $12.00 and a one year high of $14.65.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation(CTSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Oil prices are at levels we haven’t seen in years. U.S. crude topped $70 for the first since 2014, as U.S. President Donald Trump appeared increasingly likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinforce sanctions on Tehran. In addition, OPEC has announced plans to bolster prices and cap production. For oil investors, Money MorningGlobal Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says it’s time to buckle up. According to Moors, revoking the Iran deal would cause “price chaos” around the globe. And that’s right as driving season starts in the United States. Here’s more on the coming chaos for oil. In deal news, Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) announced it will purchase Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) for $7.6 billion in cash. Grammercy manages commercial real estate. While this may seem like a boring deal, Blackstone is buying a business that churns out cold hard cash for its investors. We want to keep this deal on your radar, because there are many other deals like this coming down the pipeline. We’re going to be discussing one of the best real estate opportunities available very soon – so keep an eye out for updates.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, AAPL, TSN, SBUX
    Shareholders of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) cheered statements made by Warren Buffett over the weekend. The Oracle of Omaha said he messed up by not investing in Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL). “I made the wrong decisions on Google and Amazon,” Buffett said on Saturday. “We’ve looked at it. I made the mistake in not being able to come to a conclusion where I really felt that at the present prices that the prospects were far better than the prices indicated.” Buffett says he now has a “very, very, very high opinion” of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Oracle believes that Bezos has created something that is “close to a miracle.” Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) added another 0.6% Monday, to reach $185.00 per share – a new 52-week high. The uptick came after Warren Buffett announced

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mackay Shields LLC acquired a new stake in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 220,500 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock, valued at approximately $17,750,000.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $9.89 billion.
    Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $14.34 billion.
    Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $692.63 million.
    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of 3.90 billion.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $3.24 billion.
    Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NYSE: WLTW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.01 per share on revenue of $2.23 billion.
    Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.28 per share on revenue of $922.42 million.
    TravelCenters of America LLC (NASDAQ: TA) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.16 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $723.93 million.
    Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE: WBT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $329.71 million.
    Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ: HZNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $234.17 million.

     

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System lowered its holdings in shares of Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 1.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 837,118 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock after selling 11,877 shares during the quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings in Cognizant were worth $67,388,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) has been a key player in the technology revolution over the past 25 years. By providing much-needed information technology consulting services, Cognizant has been able to succeed in helping clients join the digital age effectively and competitively. Even with some of its rivals having competitive advantages in the form of lower labor costs, Cognizant nevertheless has found ways to keep expanding and growing its footprint.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: Yandex N.V.(YNDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was a positive day on Wall Street, as major benchmarks jumped following an uneventful weekend, tapering their gains as the session came to a close. Some had feared that China might retaliate once again after the U.S. issued a second round of tariffs against the nation with the world’s second-largest economy, but the expected fireworks didn’t come, putting market participants more at ease. The beginning of earnings season in the next week will also distract investors from geopolitical issues, perhaps allowing indexes to climb further. Yet some individual stocks had difficulties that sent their shares lower. Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX), Menlo Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MNLO), and MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

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    U.S. investors often avoid Russian stocks due to the political risks, sanctions, and currency issues associated with the once-hot emerging market. But despite those challenges, there’s one Russian growth stock that doubled over the past two years — Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX), which created the country’s top search engine.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ:YNDX) fell 15.4% in April, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence, along with the broader Russian stock market in the face of new U.S. sanctions.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Yandex N.V.(NASDAQ:YNDX)announced first-quarter 2018 results early Wednesday, detailing steady market share from its core search platform, healthy advertising revenue growth, and broad-based strength from its various other business bets. Yandex also boosted its full-year revenue guidance.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: Saul Centers, Inc.(BFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: Kaman Corporation(KAMN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Kaman Aircraft (NYSE:KAMN) hit a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $67.95 and last traded at $68.00, with a volume of 2807 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $67.07.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.(UBNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Ubiquiti Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:UBNT) were up 13.6% as of 3:30 p.m. EDT Thursday after the wireless networking products specialist announced better-than-expected fiscal third-quarter 2018 results.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Ubiquiti Networks(NASDAQ:UBNT)announced fiscal third-quarter 2018 results early Thursday, highlighting strong demand from its Enterprise Technology product lines and a large new share-repurchase plan. Shares of the wireless networking technology company climbed 11% Thursday when all was said and done.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) reported earnings for the third time since going public, and Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT) jumped after announcing higher sales and improving profits.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
    Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
    Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
    Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
    Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
    MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
    Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CH
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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF(VCSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Luke Kawa]

    The three-month moving average of weekly flows into the iShares Short Maturity Bond exchange-traded fund (NEAR), Floating Rate Bond ETF (FLOT), SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High-Yield Bond ETF (SJNK), PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio (BKLN) and Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH) sank to a record low outflow of $18 million after the first week of 2018.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: CBRE Group, Inc.(CBG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Jeff UbbenTwenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOX) – 53,326,334 shares, 18.41% of the total portfolio. Alliance Data Systems Corp (ADS) – 5,877,400 shares, 15.07% of the total portfolio. CBRE Group Inc (CBG) – 24,916,923 shares, 10.92% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 13.72%KKR & Co LP (KKR) – 47,750,000 shares, 10.18% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 4.82%Morgan Stanley (MS) – 17,959,620 shares,