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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now

With today marking eight years from the bottom in the stock market, let’s talk about why it bottomed. And then take look at the run up in stocks since 2008.

First, why did stocks (the S&P 500) turn at 666 on March 9, 2009?

Policymakers were scrambling to stop the bleeding in banks, trying to unfreeze global credit and stop the dominos from continuing to fall.

The Fed had already launched a program a few months earlier to buy up mortgage-backed securities, to push down mortgage rates and to stop the implosion in housing. Global central banks had already slashed interest rates in an attempt to stimulate the economy. The U.S. had announced a $787 fiscal stimulus package a few weeks earlier. And then finance ministers and central bankers from the top 20 countries in the world met in London on March 14.

Here’s what they said in the opening of their communique: “We have taken decisive, coordinated and comprehensive action to boost demand and jobs, and are prepared to take whatever action is necessary until growth is restored.”

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: First Bancorp(FBNC)

First Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for First Bank that provides various banking services to individuals and small to medium-sized businesses. It offers deposit products, such as checking, savings, NOW, and money market accounts, as well as time deposits comprising certificates of deposits and individual retirement accounts. The company also provides loans for various consumer and commercial purposes, including loans for business, agriculture, real estate, personal uses, home improvement, and automobiles. In addition, First Bancorp offers credit cards, debit cards, letters of credit, safe deposit box rentals, bank money orders, and electronic funds transfer services consisting of wire transfers. Further, the company provides Internet banking, mobile banking, cash management, and bank-by-phone capabilities, as well as access to automated teller machines. Additionally, it engages in the placement of property and casualty insurance products. As of November 22, 2011, First Bancorp operated 97 branches, including 82 branches in North Carolina, 9 branches in South Carolina, and 6 branches in Virginia; and 1 loan production office in Blacksburg, Virginia. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Troy, North Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.(PLAY)

References to the “Company,” “we,” “us,” “our” and “Dave & Buster’s” in this Annual Report on Form 10-K (the “Report”) are references to Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (“D&B Entertainment”) and its subsidiaries.
We are a leading owner and operator of high-volume entertainment and dining venues under the name “Dave & Buster’s”. The core of our concept is to offer our customers the opportunity to “Eat Drink Play and Watch” all in one location. Eat and Drink is offered through a full menu of “Fun American New Gourmet” entrées and appetizers and a full selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. Our Play and Watch offerings provide an extensive assortment of entertainment attractions centered around playing games and watching live sports and other televised events. Our customer mix skews moderately to males, primarily between the ages of 21 and 39, and we believe we also serve as an attractive venue for families with children and teenagers.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) is in the middle of a big battle between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Motion Picture Academy. According to the letter, the DOJ is concerned about a recent rule change by the MPA that requires films to be released more widely in traditional movie theaters to qualify for Academy Awards. This could limit the participation in these awards for companies like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). The DOJ suggests the rule may raise anti-trust concerns in the future. Shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY) popped more than 7.5% after the restaurant and gaming chain topped Wall Street earnings expectations. The firm beat both top- and bottom-line revenue expectations and reported a big jump in same-store sales. Today, look for more earnings reports from Acuity Brands Inc. (NYSE: AYI) and Signet Jewelers Ltd. (NYSE: SIG).
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    Investors in Lyft Inc. (NASDAQ: LYFT) are fuming after the price of the ride-sharing giant’s stock fell below the launch price of $72. Shares plunged almost 12% Monday, and they’re now off sharply from the high of $86 that we saw on the first day of trading. Some Wall Street analysts suggest the fall in price is a signal that valuations of Unicorn companies like Lyft and Uber are too lofty in today’s market. Today, we have to take a victory lap since we warned investors to avoid the Lyft IPO. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is about to make things far more difficult for its grocery store competition. In an effort to jump-start sales at Whole Foods, Amazon plans to slash prices Wednesday on more than 500 products, including produce and meat. Look for earnings reports from Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY), NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSE: DG), and GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME).
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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallApril 2, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Leggett & Platt, Incorporated(LEG)

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated designs and produces various engineered components and products worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Residential Furnishings, Commercial Products, Industrial Materials, and Specialized Products. The Residential Furnishings segment offers innersprings, wire forms, and machines to shape wire; steel mechanisms and hardware, and springs and seat suspensions; and structural fabrics, carpet cushions, and geo components. It serves manufacturers of finished bedding and upholstered furniture; retailers and distributors of carpet cushions; and contractors, landscapers, road construction companies, and government agencies using geo components The Commercial Products segment provides bases, columns, back rests, casters, and frames for office chairs and control devices; private-label finished furniture; beds and bed frames; and adjustable beds. It serves office, institutional, and commercial furniture manufacturers; and mattress manufacturers and retailers. The Industrial Materials segment offers drawn wires, fabricated wire products, and steel rods. It serves bedding producers, mechanical spring manufacturers, and waste recyclers and waste removal businesses. The Specialized Products segment provides mechanical and pneumatic lumbar support and massage systems; seat suspension systems; automotive control cables; low voltage motors and actuators; titanium, nickel, and stainless steel tubing and sub-assemblies; quilting machines; industrial sewing/finishing machines; van interiors; and computer docking stations. It serves automobile seating manufacturers; aerospace suppliers and OEMs; bedding manufacturers; and telecommunication, cable, home service, and delivery companies. The company sells its products through sales representatives and distributors. Leggett & Platt, Incorporated was founded in 1883 and is based in Carthage, Missouri.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Stocks to Watch Today: GOOGL, PZZA, CLX
    Alphabet Inc. will report earnings after the bell Monday. Wall Street analysts anticipate the search giant will report sales growth of 20% higher than the same period one year ago. The company, however, is still recovering from public relations problems tied to data privacy, sexual harassment, and security breaches. Investors are banking on stronger ad revenue numbers as the firm continues to face renewed threats from e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). Shares of Papa John’s International Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) popped more than 6% after the company announced that hedge fund Starboard will invest $200 million into the company. In addition, the firm has announced that Starboard’s Jeffrey Smith will become chair of the board. The news comes a week after Papa John’s board dismissed the idea of an outright sale of the company. Shares have been under pressure since its founder was ousted from the firm. Shares of Clorox Co. (NYSE: CLX) jumped more than 5% in pre-market hours after the firm reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.40, a number that was $0.10 higher than Wall Street expectations. Look for earnings reports from AvalonBay Communities Inc. (NYSE: AVB), Clorox Co. (NYSE: CLX), Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD), Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), Legg Mason Inc. (NYSE: LM), Leggett & Platt Inc. (NYSE: LEG), Seagate Technology Plc. (NYSE: STX), and Sysco Corp. (NYSE: SYY).

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of LEG Immobilien (FRA: LEG) in the last few weeks:

    9/17/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €110.00 ($127.91) price target on by analysts at Baader Bank. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 9/14/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €110.00 ($127.91) price target on by analysts at Berenberg Bank. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 9/7/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €110.00 ($127.91) price target on by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 9/6/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €114.70 ($133.37) price target on by analysts at Hauck & Aufhaeuser. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 9/5/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €105.00 ($122.09) price target on by analysts at UBS Group AG. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 8/30/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €113.00 ($131.40) price target on by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 8/29/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €98.10 ($114.07) price target on by analysts at Nord/LB. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. 8/29/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €110.00 ($127.91) price target on by analysts at Warburg Research. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. 8/14/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €120.00 ($139.53) price target on by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 8/13/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €110.00 ($127.91) price target on by analysts at Berenberg Bank. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 8/10/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €98.00 ($113.95) price target on by an

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: WMIH Corp.(WMIH)

WMIH Corp. (“WMIH”) is a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware. On May 11, 2015, WMIH merged with its parent corporation, WMI Holdings Corp. (“WMIHC”), a Washington corporation, with WMIH as the surviving corporation in the merger (the “Merger”). The Merger occurred as part of the reincorporation of WMIHC from the State of Washington to the State of Delaware effective May 11, 2015 (the “Reincorporation Date”).
WMIH, formerly known as WMIHC and Washington Mutual, Inc. (“WMI”), is the direct parent of WMMRC and WMIIC. Since emergence from bankruptcy on March 19, 2012 (the “Effective Date”), we have had limited operations other than WMMRC’s legacy reinsurance business, which is being operated in runoff mode.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    WMIH (NASDAQ: WMIH) is one of 30 publicly-traded companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare WMIH to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    WMIH (NASDAQ: WMIH) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare WMIH to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    WMIH (NASDAQ: WMIH) is one of 31 public companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare WMIH to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Denbury Resources Inc.(DNR)

Denbury Resources Inc., incorporated on April 20, 1999, is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company’s operations are focused on two operating areas: the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions. The Company’s properties with proved and producing reserves in the Gulf Coast region are situated in Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana and Alabama, and in the Rocky Mountain region are situated in Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming. The Company has estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves of approximately 288.6 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBOE).

Gulf Coast Region

The Company’s primary Gulf Coast carbon dioxide (CO2) source is Jackson Dome, which is located near Jackson, Mississippi. In addition to its natural source of CO2, the Company purchases CO2 from an industrial facility in Port Arthur, Texas and from an industrial facility in Geismar, Louisiana, which supplies approximately 60 Million Cubic Feet per Day of CO2 to the Company’s enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations. The Company holds interest in approximately 180-mile NEJD CO2 pipeline that runs from Jackson Dome to near Donaldsonville, Louisiana. The Company has access to over 950 miles of CO2 pipelines, which deliver CO2 throughout the Gulf Coast region. In addition to the NEJD CO2 pipeline, the pipelines in the Gulf Coast region are the Free State Pipeline (approximately 90 miles), the Delta Pipeline (over 110 miles), the Green Pipeline Texas (approximately 120 miles) and the Green Pipeline Louisiana (over 200 miles).

The Company’s mature properties include its longest-producing properties, which are located along its NEJD CO2 pipeline in southwest Mississippi and Louisiana, and its Free State Pipeline in east Mississippi. The properties include the Company’s initial CO2 field, Little Creek, as well as various other fields, including Brookhaven, Cranfield, Eucutta, Lockhart Crossing, Mallalieu, Martinville, McComb and Soso fields. Delhi Field is located east of Monroe, Louisiana. Its Hastings! Field is located south of Houston, Texas. Its Heidelberg Field is located in Mississippi and consists of an East Unit and a West Unit. Its Oyster Bayou Field is located in southeast Texas, east of Galveston Bay. Its Tinsley Field is located in Mississippi. Its Webster Field is located in Texas. Its Conroe Field is located north of Houston, Texas. Conroe Field has an estimated proved non-tertiary reserves of approximately 5.3 MMBOE. Thompson Field is located in Texas. Thompson Field has an estimated proved non-tertiary reserves of approximately 10.2 MMBOE.

Rocky Mountain Region

The Company’s LaBarge Field is located in southwestern Wyoming. The Company’s interest in LaBarge Field consist of approximately 1.2 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of proved CO2 reserves. The Riley Ridge Federal Unit is also located in southwestern Wyoming and produces gas from the same LaBarge Field. The Company holds interest in Riley Ridge and minor surrounding acreage contained net proved reserves of approximately 2.8 Tcf of CO2 reserves. The 20-inch Greencore Pipeline in Wyoming is the first CO2 pipeline the Company has constructed in the Rocky Mountain region. Bell Creek Field is located in southeast Montana. Cedar Creek Anticline (CCA) is located in Montana. CCA consists of a series of approximately 10 different operating areas. CCA is located approximately 110 miles north of Bell Creek Field. The non-tertiary proved reserves associated with CCA are approximately 90.2 MMBOE. Hartzog Draw Field is located in the Powder River Basin of northeastern Wyoming, approximately 10 miles from its Greencore Pipeline. Hartzog Draw Field has an estimated proved reserves of approximately 4.3 MMBOE net to its interest, over 1.7 MMBOE, of which relate to the natural gas producing Big George coal zone.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    In late October, Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR) unveiled that it had agreed to buy fellow oil producer Penn Virginia (NASDAQ:PVAC) for $1.7 billion in cash and stock. Investors immediately voiced their disapproval of the deal, which along with crashing oil prices, has put significant pressure on Denbury’s stock price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR) and Lonestar Resources US (NASDAQ:LONE) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Denbury Resources Inc (NYSE:DNR)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Last year was one that investors in Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR) will want to forget. While shares of the oil producer rocketed more than 200% at one point, the stock gave up all those gains and then some as oil prices crashed and the company made a head-scratching offer to buy shale-focused driller Penn Virginia (NASDAQ:PVAC).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (TUSK)

We are an integrated, growth-oriented oilfield services company providing completion and production services, contract and directional drilling services and remote accommodation services primarily to companies engaged in the exploration and development of North American onshore unconventional sands and shale oil and natural gas reserves, commonly referred to as “unconventional resources.”
“Unconventional resources” references the different manner by which they are exploited as compared to the extraction of conventional resources. In unconventional drilling, the wellbore is generally drilled to specific objectives within narrow parameters, often across long, lateral intervals within narrow horizontal formations offering greater contact area with the producing formation. Typically, the well is then hydraulically fractured at multiple stages to optimize production.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:TUSK)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 15, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mammoth Energy Services (NASDAQ:TUSK) and National Energy Services (NASDAQ:NESR) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mammoth Energy Services Inc (NASDAQ:TUSK) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Financial Group cut their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Mammoth Energy Services in a report issued on Wednesday, October 3rd. Jefferies Financial Group analyst B. Handler now expects that the energy company will earn $1.07 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $1.14. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Mammoth Energy Services’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.97 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.93 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.91 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.93 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.87 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.65 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $2.20 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $2.20 EPS.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.(BIO.B)

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (Bio-Rad), incorporated on March 10, 1975, is a manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostics products. The Company manufactures and supplies the life science research, healthcare, analytical chemistry and other markets with a range of products and systems used to separate complex chemical and biological materials and to identify, analyze and purify their components. Bio-Rad operates in two segments: Life Science and Clinical Diagnostics. The Company’s Life Science segment develops, manufactures, sells and services reagents, apparatus and instruments used for biological research. The Company’s Clinical Diagnostics segment develops, manufactures, sells and services automated test systems, informatics systems, test kits and specialized quality controls for the healthcare market. Bio-Rad sells over 8,000 products and services to a client base consisting of scientific research, healthcare, education and government customers around the world.

Life Science

The Company’s Life Science segment markets and develops, manufactures and markets a range of over 5,000 reagents, apparatus and laboratory instruments that serve a global customer base. Its products are used in established research techniques, biopharmaceutical production processes and food testing regimes. These techniques are used to separate, purify and identify biological materials, such as proteins, nucleic acids and bacteria within a laboratory or production setting. The Company focuses on selected segments of the life sciences market in proteomics (the study of proteins), genomics (the study of genes), biopharmaceutical production, cell biology and food safety. Its life science customers include universities and medical schools, industrial research organizations, government agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, biotechnology researchers, food producers and food testing laboratories.

Clinical Diagnostics

The Company’s Clinical Diagnostic! s segment offers products that serve clinical laboratories in the global diagnostics market. Its products address the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) test market. The Company supplies over 3,000 different products that cover approximately 300 clinical diagnostic tests to the IVD test market. IVD tests are conducted outside the human body and are used to identify and measure substances in a patient’s tissue, blood or urine. The Company’s products consist of reagents, instruments and software, typically provided to its customers as an integrated package to allow them to generate reproducible test results. Its principal clinical diagnostic customers include hospital laboratories, reference laboratories, transfusion laboratories and physician office laboratories.

The Company competes with GE Biosciences, Merck Millipore, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Roche, Abbott Laboratories, Siemens, Danaher, Becton Dickinson, bioMerieux, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Tosoh, Immucor and DiaSorin.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bio-Rad Laboratories (NYSE:BIO.B) and Quanterix (NASDAQ:QTRX) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pinnacle Foods, Inc.(PF)

Pinnacle Foods Inc., incorporated on July 28, 2003, is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded food products in North America. The Company operates through three segments: the Birds Eye Frozen segment, the Duncan Hines Grocery segment and the Specialty Foods segment. The Company’s products are sold through supermarkets, grocery wholesalers and distributors, mass merchandisers, super centers, convenience stores, dollar stores, drug stores and warehouse clubs in the United States and Canada, as well as in military channels and foodservice locations.

Birds Eye Frozen Segment

The Birds Eye Frozen segment manages its brands in the United States retail frozen vegetables (Birds Eye), frozen complete bagged meals (Birds Eye Voila!), and frozen seafood categories, plant based protein frozen products, as well as its Foundation Brands in the frozen and refrigerated bagels, frozen pizza for one (Celeste), full-calorie single-serve frozen dinners and entrees, and frozen breakfast categories. The Company offers steamed and non-steamed products. It also offers Birds Eye Flavor Full and Birds Eye Protein Blends platforms. Birds Eye Flavor Full pairs vegetables with flavors, such as buffalo, ranch, teriyaki and barbeque. Birds Eye Protein Blends provides a line of dishes that contain plant-based protein through vegetables, legumes and whole grains. The Company’s Birds Eye Frozen Division also includes Van de Kamp’s and Mrs. Paul’s frozen prepared seafood, Hungry-Man frozen entrees, Aunt Jemima frozen breakfast products, Lender’s frozen and refrigerated bagels and Celeste frozen pizza.

Duncan Hines Grocery Segment

The Duncan Hines Grocery segment manages its brands in the baking mixes and frostings (Duncan Hines), shelf-stable pickles, liquid and dry-mix salad dressings and table syrups categories, and its Foundation Brands in the canned meat, pie and pastry fillings, barbecue sauces and salad dressing (Bernstein’s) categories. The Company’s Duncan Hines G! rocery Segment includes cake mixes, ready-to-serve frostings, brownie mixes, muffin mixes and cookie mixes. The Company offers a line of shelf-stable pickle products that it markets and distributes nationally, primarily under the Vlasic brand, and regionally under the Milwaukee’s and Wiejske Wyroby brands. The Company’s Duncan Hines Grocery Division also includes Mrs. Butterworth’s and Log Cabin table syrups, Wish-Bone and Western salad dressings, Armour, Nalley and Brooks canned meat, Comstock and Wilderness pie and pastry fillings, Open Pit barbecue sauce and its Canadian operations.

Specialty Foods Segment

The Specialty Foods segment consists of snack products, foodservice and private label businesses. Its snack products primarily consist of Tim’s Cascade, Hawaiian kettle style chips, Snyder of Berlin and Husman’s. The Company also manufactures and distributes products, mainly in the frozen breakfast, canned meat, and pie and pastry fruit filling categories, through foodservice channels. The Company also manufactures and distributes private label products in the canned meat, shelf-stable pickles and frozen prepared seafood categories.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF) was downgraded by stock analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued on Monday, Marketbeat.com reports. They currently have a $68.00 target price on the stock, down from their prior target price of $69.00. Piper Jaffray Companies’ price target suggests a potential upside of 2.69% from the company’s previous close.

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: B. Riley Financial, Inc.(RILY)

B. Riley Financial, Inc. provides various financial services primarily in the United States and Europe. The company, through its subsidiary, B. Riley & Co., LLC, an investment bank, offers corporate finance, research, and sales and trading services to corporate, institutional, and high net worth clients. Its investment banking services include initial and follow-on offerings, institutional private placements, and merger and acquisition advisory services. The company, through its other subsidiaries, provides financial services, including Great American Group, LLC, which offers advisory and valuation services, asset disposition and auction solutions, and commercial lending services; B. Riley Capital Management, LLC that provides investment products to institutional and high net worth investors, as well as multi-family office practice and wealth management services to ultra-high net worth individuals and families; and Great American Capital Partners, LLC, which offers senior secured loans and second lien secured loan facilities to middle market public and the private U.S. companies. The company was formerly known as Great American Group, Inc. and changed its name to B. Riley Financial, Inc. in November 2014. B. Riley Financial, Inc. was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    B. Riley Financial Inc  (NASDAQ:RILY)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 05, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) will post its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Tuesday, March 5th.

    RILY opened at $17.17 on Monday. B. Riley Financial has a fifty-two week low of $13.60 and a fifty-two week high of $23.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.54, a current ratio of 4.34 and a quick ratio of 4.34. The firm has a market cap of $446.11 million, a PE ratio of 10.77 and a beta of 1.27.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE: BR) and B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Veritiv Corporation(VRTV)

Veritiv Corporation (“Veritiv” or the “Company” and sometimes referred to in this Annual Report on Form 10-K as “we”, “our”, “us”, or “ourselves”) is a leading North American business-to-business distributor of print, publishing, packaging, and facility solutions. Additionally, Veritiv provides logistics and supply chain management solutions to its customers. Veritiv was established in 2014, following the merger of International Paper Company’s (“International Paper” or “Parent”) xpedx distribution solutions business and UWW Holdings, Inc. (“UWWH”), the parent company of Unisource. Independently, the two companies achieved past success by continuously upholding high standards of efficiency and customer focus. Through leveraging this combined history of operational excellence, Veritiv evolved into one team shaping its success through exceptional service, innovative people and consistent values.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Veritiv Corp (NYSE:VRTV) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Veritiv (NYSE:VRTV) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

    Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now

A review of inflation, interest rates, capacity utilization, and inventory point more towards the middle stage of an expansion.

Basic Materials companies like chemical producers typical do well mid-cycle. Huntsman International has a solid balance sheet, lots of dry powder for strategic opportunities, strong margins, and industry-leading efficiency returns.
The stock looks relatively undervalued relative to its peers based on less engineered multiples like Price/Sales and Enterprise Value/Free Cash Flow. Wall Street analysts and quant valuation models agree on its potential for 25 percent+ upside.

The Goldilocks Economy?

Timing this economy has the market on edge. With inflation nearing the Fed's 2 percent target, investors seemed relieved that the FOMC decided to hold off on hiking rates. In the ninth year of the 2nd longest expansion in U.S. history, it is surprising to hear the phrase "Goldilocks economy" in the news. Perhaps fitting, the old children's story tells of a little girl trying to profit before the bears come back home. During her breaking and entering, she finds three bowls of porridge, one too hot, one too cold, and one just right. With inflation growing at a moderate pace while unemployment dips under 4 percent, economists see the economy as not too hot and not too cold.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Invesco Pennsylvania Value Municipal Income Trust(VPV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about Invesco Pennsylvania Value Mncpl Incm Tr (NYSE:VPV) have been trending very positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Invesco Pennsylvania Value Mncpl Incm Tr earned a news impact score of 0.65 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.6094961265878 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: region(XIV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    This led some traders to purchase leveraged ETFs that move inverse to the VIX, like theVelocityShares Daily Inv VIX Short Term(Nasdaq: XIV).

    The VIX is a derivative of the broad S&P 500, and the XIV is a derivative of that derivative.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Alphatec Holdings, Inc.(ATEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Alphatec (ATEC)

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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc.(JAZZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JAZZ) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    But at least three of the biotechs singled out by the FDA deserve to be on another list — investors’ buy lists. Here’s why Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG), Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), and Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JAZZ) look like great stock picks right now.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Swiss National Bank trimmed its holdings in shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JAZZ) by 13.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 192,000 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 29,100 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank owned 0.32% of Jazz Pharmaceuticals worth $28,990,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Veritiv Corporation(VRTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o

Best Gold Stocks To Buy For 2018

In a year so far marked by volatility and uncertainty among some of the old stalwarts of Wall Street, is now the time to consider alternative investments including weed, cryptocurrencies and even gold?

According to a panel of experts at TheStreet’s Investor Boot Camp Conference over the weekend, the answer could very well be yes. Here’s what to know.

Cannabis: Big Companies May Try to Trick You With a Buzz Word

If you’re investing in a company just because you read a handful of headlines about its foray into legal weed, you’re doing it wrong, said Debra Borchardt, co-founder, CEO and editor in chief of the Green Market Report.

Investors have to do their homework to figure out whether companies are simply using the “green rush” concept to attract investors without actually doing anything meaningful in legal weed.

Best Gold Stocks To Buy For 2018: PNM Resources, Inc. (Holding Co.)(PNM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PNM Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the energy and energy-related businesses in the United States. It operates through Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) and Texas-New Mexico Power Company (TNMP) segments. The PNM segment is primarily involved in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It generates electricity using coal, natural gas and oil, nuclear fuel, solar, wind, and geothermal energy sources. As of December 31, 2017, this segment had owned or leased facilities with a total net generation capacity of 2,102 megawatts; and owned 3,200 miles of electric transmission lines, 6,063 miles of distribution overhead lines, 5,828 miles of underground distribution lines, and 254 substations. It also owns and leases office and other equipment, office space, vehicles, and real estate. The TNMP segment provides regulated transmission and distribution services. As of December 31, 2017, this segment owned 978 miles of overhead electric transmission lines, 7,111 miles of overhead distribution lines, 1,241 miles of underground distribution lines, and 116 substations. It also owns and leases vehicles, service facilities, and office locations throughout its service territory. The company serves approximately 773,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers, as well as end-users of electricity in New Mexico and Texas. PNM Resources, Inc. was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Best Gold Stocks To Buy For 2018: Home Depot, Inc. (HD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Next, on Tuesday, perennial favorite Home Depot (HD) will be reporting. Cramer said it’s gardening season, typically a strong one for Home Depot, and he expects good news.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD) to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $25.22 billion before the opening bell. Home Depot shares fell 0.04 percent to $191.00 in after-hours trading.
    Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday. Switch shares dropped 7.18 percent to $14.36 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) to have earned $0.16 per share on revenue of $163.65 million in the latest quarter. Boot Barn will release earnings after the markets close. Boot Barn shares gained 1.4 percent to $21.80 in after-hours trading.
    Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Monday. Famous Dave’s of America shares gained 7.69 percent to $8.40 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, Eagle Materials Inc (NYSE: EXP) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $306.04 million. Eagle Materials shares fell 0.09 percent to $105.72 in after-hours trading.

    Find out what's going on in today's market and bring any questions you have to Benzinga's PreMarket Prep.

  • [By John Bromels, Jeremy Bowman, and Daniel Miller]

    We asked three Motley Fool investors to highlight a top dividend-paying stock with a yield above 2% that is supported by a solid business underneath. They came back withMagellan Midstream Partners(NYSE:MMP),Home Depot(NYSE:HD), andFord Motor Company(NYSE:F). Here’s why they chose the way they did.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates.

    Home Depot posted Q1 earnings of $2.08 per share on sales of $24.947 billion. Analysts expected earnings of $2.06 per share on sales of $25.22 billion. Sales at stores open at least a year increased 4.2 percent.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) traded up 4.49% at $185.36 in a 52-week range of $144.25 to $207.61. Volume of about 6 million shares was about 10% above the daily average. The company had no specific news.

Best Gold Stocks To Buy For 2018: Veritiv Corporation(VRTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now

Peter Krauth

After hitting a distinct bottom early in the last week, silver prices have already bounced back impressively despite ongoing U.S. dollar strength. After starting May near $16.25, the price of silver rallied to a high near $16.47 last week.

The other challenge that silver faced was the news the market awaited from the FOMC meeting on Wednesday, May 2. After the meeting, the committee announced that it would not be hiking interest rates and said inflation continues to move higher.

After peaking on Tuesday, May 1, the gold/silver ratio has quietly begun trending downward once again. I think this is in recognition of silver’s underperformance and undervalued state relative to gold.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Zions Bancorporation(ZION)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    This Utah-based bank is out with its results on April 23. And ahead of this all-important date, top Vining Sparks analyst Marty Mosby has upgraded Zions (ZION) from ‘Buy’ to ‘Strong Buy.’ He writes” “We believe that Zions should be able to generate stronger revenue per share growth than the market currently anticipates, as it should benefit from both rising interest rates and their respective strategic initiatives.”

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: (LGF.A)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A) and Genius Brands (NASDAQ:GNUS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF.A) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: LyondellBasell Industries NV(LYB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARGI Investment Services LLC lessened its holdings in shares of LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) by 56.2% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,199 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 14,368 shares during the period. ARGI Investment Services LLC’s holdings in LyondellBasell were worth $1,184,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $109.07.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Pacific Ethanol Inc.(PEIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX) posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday. The oil and gas company reported ($0.19) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.09) by ($0.10), Bloomberg Earnings reports. Pacific Ethanol had a negative return on equity of 8.84% and a negative net margin of 2.14%.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Pacific Ethanol Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) saw short interest rise by 4.5% in the two weeks to 2.27 million shares, about 5.3% of the company’s float. Days to cover remained at five. The stock price rose by about 1.2% in the period. Shares closed at $3.40 on Wednesday, up nearly 8% on the day, in a 52-week range of $2.75 to $7.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Pacific Ethanol (PEIX)

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

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Veritiv Corporation(VRTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o