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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019

As shareholders of BP (NYSE:BP) are well aware, the company has experienced numerous setbacks over the last decade. First, there was the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and then the oil-price slump of 2014-17.

But in 2018, BP’s stock has come roaring back. Oil prices are high, production is up, and the company is offering a fat dividend yield. Of course, BP’s peers like Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A) (NYSE:RDS-B) are likewise outperforming. Nevertheless, let’s take a peek under the hood to make sure BP can sustain this momentum, so we can tell whether the stock is a buy.

2018 has been great for oil industry investors so far. But can BP continue to outperform? Image source: Getty Images.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.(HOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Holo (CURRENCY:HOT) traded 1.6% lower against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 18:00 PM ET on August 18th. Holo has a market capitalization of $82.13 million and approximately $2.55 million worth of Holo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Holo token can currently be bought for $0.0006 or 0.00000010 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Hotbit, Binance, Fatbtc and Radar Relay. Over the last seven days, Holo has traded 5.3% lower against the US dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Hydro Protocol (CURRENCY:HOT) traded up 3.5% against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on June 14th. During the last seven days, Hydro Protocol has traded down 28.5% against the dollar. One Hydro Protocol token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0392 or 0.00000594 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including BigONE, DDEX and OKEx. Hydro Protocol has a total market cap of $27.49 million and $967,051.00 worth of Hydro Protocol was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Independent Research set a €156.00 ($185.71) price objective on Hochtief (FRA:HOT) in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Hydro Protocol (CURRENCY:HOT) traded up 15.6% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on May 5th. During the last week, Hydro Protocol has traded up 93.2% against the US dollar. One Hydro Protocol token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.10 or 0.00001044 BTC on major exchanges including BigONE, DDEX and OKEx. Hydro Protocol has a total market cap of $72.13 million and approximately $1.91 million worth of Hydro Protocol was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Holo (CURRENCY:HOT) traded 0.8% lower against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on September 22nd. Holo has a market cap of $148.52 million and approximately $5.90 million worth of Holo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Holo token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0011 or 0.00000017 BTC on major exchanges including IDEX, LATOKEN, Binance and Hotbit. In the last seven days, Holo has traded up 0.1% against the US dollar.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Lyon William Homes(WLH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) traded down 7.4% on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $24.95 and last traded at $25.04. 774,270 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 81% from the average session volume of 426,618 shares. The stock had previously closed at $27.05.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the seven brokerages that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $30.33.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Duke Energy Corporation(DUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer, Rich Smith, and Sean Williams]

    If you’ve entered your retirement years, then your investment goals have likely shifted from wealth accumulation to living off the wealth you have created. That, in turn, likely means you’re looking for a mix of dividend income and safety. Here are these Motley Fool investors’ choices of three high-yield stocks that offer just that, by providing customers with services they simply can’t live without: AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), NextEra Energy Inc. (NYSE:NEE), and Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). 

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    When it comes to investing, including some boring, defensive stocks in your portfolio is a good thing. This is because investors often forget that markets go both up and down. The market is in a positive mood lately, which is exactly why you will want to consider this trio of boring utility stocks. Here’s why American Water Works, Inc. (NYSE:AWK), Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK), and Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) are all defensive stocks you might want to consider adding to your portfolio today.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Investors purchased shares of Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) on weakness during trading hours on Wednesday following insider selling activity. $62.54 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $49.30 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $13.24 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Duke Energy had the 30th highest net in-flow for the day. Duke Energy traded down ($0.90) for the day and closed at $76.03Specifically, Director E Marie Mckee sold 2,006 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.49, for a total value of $155,444.94. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Corporate insiders own 0.08% of the company’s stock.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    That’s why investors would be better off investing in high-yielding Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) or PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL). Here’s what you need to know to decide.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Arlington Asset Investment Corp(AI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Arlington Asset Investment Corp  (NYSE:AI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Arlington Asset Investment (NYSE: AI) and New Mountain Finance (NYSE:NMFC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded 57.3% higher against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 0:00 AM ET on July 2nd. One POLY AI token can currently be purchased for about $0.0002 or 0.00000003 BTC on exchanges. POLY AI has a market cap of $454.00 and approximately $157.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, POLY AI has traded 65.4% higher against the dollar.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: PBF Logistics LP(PBFX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PBF Logistics (NYSE:PBFX) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The pipeline company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.49 by ($0.06), MarketWatch Earnings reports. PBF Logistics had a net margin of 33.57% and a return on equity of 56.03%. The company had revenue of $64.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $67.75 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.55 earnings per share. PBF Logistics’s revenue was up 5.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Plains GP (NYSE: PBFX) and PBF Logistics (NYSE:PBFX) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2019

Seattle Genetics (NASDAQ: SGEN) and Editas Medicine (NASDAQ:EDIT) are both medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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65.3% of Editas Medicine shares are owned by institutional investors. 33.8% of Seattle Genetics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.2% of Editas Medicine shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Seattle Genetics and Editas Medicine’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Seattle Genetics -34.51% -29.74% -23.94%
Editas Medicine -707.98% -58.73% -32.36%

Analyst Ratings

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Lyon William Homes(WLH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News articles about William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. William Lyon Homes earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 48.3603279087369 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) traded down 7.4% on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $24.95 and last traded at $25.04. 774,270 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 81% from the average session volume of 426,618 shares. The stock had previously closed at $27.05.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on William Lyon Homes (WLH)

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Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Evoke Pharma, Inc.(EVOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Evoke Pharma (EVOK) Given a $9.00 Price Target by HC Wainwright Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Evoke Pharma (EVOK) Announces FDA Acceptance of Gimoti NDA (zacks.com) FDA to Review Gimoti for Diabetic Gastroparesis in Adult Women (empr.com) Evoke Pharma’s Gimoti™ NDA Accepted for FDA Review (finance.yahoo.com)

    Shares of NASDAQ EVOK traded up $0.08 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $2.44. 56,399 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 83,661. The stock has a market cap of $42.58 million, a PE ratio of -2.94 and a beta of 1.46. Evoke Pharma has a 52-week low of $1.85 and a 52-week high of $4.09.

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited(CLWT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares shot up 30 percent to $5.00 after the company declared a $0.70 per share special dividend.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares dipped 47.8 percent to $4.60. Check-Cap priced its upsized underwritten offering of public units at $5.50 per unit.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares fell 41.5 percent to $2.57.
    Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) dropped 35.1 percent to $29.50 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) dropped 34.8 percent to $3.75 after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 25.2 percent to $24.01 after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) dropped 22.5 percent to $45.73 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 19.6 percent to $52.075 following Q1 earnings.
    Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVM) shares declined 18.1 percent to $5.20. Adverum Biotech disclosed that its CEO Amber Salzman is stepping down.
    Newater Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWA) dropped 17.2 percent to $12.83.
    Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) fell 17.2 percent to $13.65 following Q1 results.
    Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) declined 15.8 percent to $19.40 after announcing Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.649 after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) dropped 14.2 percent to $2.65.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 13.2 percent to $8.32 after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) dropped 12.2 percent to $5.05.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 9.7 percent

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares shot up 35 percent to $5.20 after the company declared a $0.70 per share special dividend.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
    Ca
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 18.2 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after the company declared a $0.70 per share special dividend.
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) rose 11.7 percent to $3.24 in pre-market trading after falling 13.17 percent on Thursday. Co-Diagnostics reported its participation in a research project with the Stanford University.
    Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) shares rose 8.6 percent to $25.95 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Zuora, Inc. (NYSE: ZUO) shares rose 8 percent to $23.95 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and issued strong outlook.
    Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) shares rose 7.8 percent to $113.25 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE: OPK) rose 5.7 percent to $4.10 in pre-market trading.
    Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) rose 5.5 percent to $17.45 in pre-market trading following the FDA approval for Levofloxacin Oral Solution.
    Eversource Energy (NYSE: ES) shares rose 5 percent to $59.8 in pre-market trading.
    VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) rose 4.6 percent to $143.74 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) rose 4.3 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval to place Rover pipeline’s full Mainline B into service.
    T2 Biosystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTOO) rose 4.3 percent to $7.73 in pre-market trading after declining 4.26 percent on Thursday.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) rose 4.3 percent to $2.90 in pre-market trading after jumping 21.93 percent on Thursday.
    Sasol Limited (NYSE: SSL) rose 4.2 percent to $37.91 in pre-market trading.
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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSTM) fell 9.7 percent to $4.73 in pre-market trading after announcing a $35 million common stock offering.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares fell 8 percent to $13.48 in pre-market trading ahead of regulatory update at 8:30 a.m. ET.
    XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: XTLB) fell 6.5 percent to $2.01 in pre-market trading after climbing 10.50 percent on Tuesday.
    Purple Innovation, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPL) shares fell 5.8 percent to $9.36 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) fell 5.7 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after declining 5.04 percent on Tuesday.
    RYB Education, Inc. (NYSE: RYB) shares fell 5 percent to $16.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares fell 4.4 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after rising 40.62 percent on Tuesday.
    Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) fell 4.4 percent to $8.92 in pre-market trading after announcing a 5.5 million share common stock offering.
    Daxor Corporation (NYSE: DXR) fell 4.1 percent to $7.32 in pre-market trading.
    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) shares fell 3.8 percent to $51.03 in pre-market trading after the company announced plans to restate its Q2, Q3, Q4 and FY 2017 financial statements.
    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) fell 3.5 percent to $16.20 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares fell 3.3 percent to $29.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported launch of 1.8 million share offering

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: American Software, Inc.(AMSWA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    American Software (NASDAQ:AMSWA) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 21, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    American Software (NASDAQ:AMSWA) was downgraded by equities research analysts at TheStreet from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on American Software (AMSWA)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of American Software (NASDAQ:AMSWA) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Capricor Therapeutics, Inc.(CAPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about Capricor Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CAPR) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capricor Therapeutics earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.8406921113539 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Hanesbrands Inc.(HBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Hanesbrands (NYSE:HBI), a manufacturer of basic apparel and activewear, were hit hard by the sell-off in stocks last December. Pessimism had been building for months after an exclusive deal with Target was killed by the retailer. That bad news coupled with panicked markets led to a steep decline for the beaten-down stock.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) which fell about 19% to $17.97. The stock’s 52-week range is $16.38 to $25.73. Volume was just about 27 million compared to the daily average volume of 6.4 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares jumped 17 percent to $3.65.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares rose 13.5 percent to $11.70.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) gained 11.6 percent to $6.75 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares jumped 11.2 percent to $14.95. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares gained 11 percent to $2.2199.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) surged 10.8 percent to $4.50.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) rose 10.1 percent to $3.39.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) climbed 9.6 percent to $32.10. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares jumped 9.1 percent to $25.66. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 8.4 percent to $75.65 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Command Security Corporation (NYSE: MOC) shares gained 6.4 percent to $3.0960 after the company disclosed a $23 million five-year contract with LaGuardia Gateway Partners for LaGuardia Airport New Central Terminal Building.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) rose 6.2 percent to $2.41 after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 5.7 percent to $69.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) gained 4.9 percent to $18.035. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Hanesbrands from Hold to Buy.
    M
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 78.82 percent to close at $7.26 on Monday.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares jumped 18 percent to close at $2.36.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) climbed 15.7 percent to close at $7.00 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) gained 17.21 percent to close at $3.61.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) rose 14.16 percent to close at $33.45. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares jumped 12.79 percent to close at $25.58.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares gained 11.52 percent to close at $15.00. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 10.94 percent to close at $22.91.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares rose 10.76 percent to close at $26.05. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares rose 10.02 percent to close at $6.48.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares gained 8.37 percent to close at $2.46 on Monday after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares gained 7.81 percent to close at $11.11.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 7.26 percent to close at $70.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 6.66 percent to close at $74.45 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Hanesbrands Inc.
  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Shares of Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI) climbed 20.8% in June, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. There doesn’t appear to have been much in the way of fresh company-specific news driving the gains, but shares continued on an upward trek that began in May and helped the stock recover from big sell-offs earlier in the year.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018

Both Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Google’s parent company,Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), are trading near their all-time highs. Amazon’s stock has climbed so much in the past 12 months, it’s made its founder and CEO Jeff Bezos the second wealthiest person in the world, recently surpassing Warren Buffett and Amancio Ortega. Alphabet shares are up a modest 11%, compared with Amazon’s 51% increase.

But investors can’t dwell too much on the past. They need to look to the future to determine which stocks offer the best opportunities for further gains. Today we’ll compare the two tech giants head to head to determine which is a better buy: Amazon.com or Alphabet.

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Amazon is firing on all cylinders

Amazon’s core retail business is strong. It generated $124 billion in revenue in 2016 across its North American and international retail segments. That’s up 25% from $99 billion in 2015. Amazon’s growth is fueled by increasing Prime membership, which acts as a huge incentive for both customers and merchants to use Amazon’s marketplace before looking elsewhere. A survey from BloomReach found that 55% of online shoppers begin their product search on Amazon.com.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: NVR Inc.(NVR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Priestley:Yeah,absolutely. The first stock that you mentioned was NVR (NYSE:NVR). They focus on building luxury homes in Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania,and Virginia. They have three distinct brands:Ryan Homes, NV Homes and Heartland Homes. They’reactually the most expensive, I think, of the stocks that we’re going to talk about today. Their P/E is at 24X. But they’re also the biggest, and the past 12 months have seen the stock come up almost 50%. So, great pick! What exactly attracted you to NVR?

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Next week is big for housing numbers. March existing home sales figures are scheduled for  Monday and new home sales for March along with the February S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index on Tuesday. As for homebuilders, Pulte Group, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) is scheduled to report  Q1 results Tuesday, and D.R. Horton Inc (NYSE: DHI) is scheduled to report fiscal Q2 numbers on Thursday. The industry already has seen strong Q1 results from Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN), and housing starts and building permits in March rose more than expected. These results, as well as those and the economic data from next week could provide clues for the industry going forward. After NVR, Inc. (NYSE: NVR) reports results this morning, Meritage Homes Corp. (NYSE: MTH) releases its Q1 results April 25. We’ll have to wait until next month for some of the other homebuilders, as well as from home improvement companies Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD) and Lowe’s Companies Inc (NYSE: LOW), before we get a more complete snapshot of the housing market.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NVR, Inc. (NYSE:NVR) Director Susan Williamson Ross purchased 70 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $2,995.20 per share, for a total transaction of $209,664.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 64,191 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $192,264,883.20. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    For a business that is supposed to be relatively seasonal and cyclical, NVR (NYSE:NVR) has been enjoying an impressive run of growth. Not only did the company deliver impressive top- and bottom-line expansion, but it also showed positive trends on just about every operating metric. If there was one thing to critique, it’s how management is dividing up the benefits of these boom times.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: 3M Company(MMM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Bulls were stampeded on Tuesday.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average  lost 424 points, or 1.74%, the S&P 500  handed over 1.34% and the Nasdaq Composite   shed 1.68%. For some investors, the losses might have come as a surprise amid solid first-quarter earnings reports from bellwether companies like Caterpillar (CAT) , United Technologies (UTX) , Coca-Cola (KO) and 3M (MMM) . You need to be at TheStreet’s May 5 boot-camp for investors. Learn more here.

    But, it was cautious comments by Caterpillar execs on the demand outlook for the rest of 2018 during an earnings call that sent the bears out of hibernation. Not helping market sentiment were 10-year yields topping the 3% mark for the first time in more than four years. 

  • [By Jason Hall, Neha Chamaria, and Rich Duprey]

    Three Motley Fool investors have already put in the work to help you get started, highlightingHarley-Davidson Inc(NYSE:HOG) and3M Co(NYSE:MMM) as dependable dividend stocks with solid prospects, and Trex Company Inc(NYSE:TREX) as a growth-focused investment. Read on to learn what these real-world investors like about these great companies, and why they can help retirees keep their nest eggs growing for the long-term.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of industrial giant 3M Co (NYSE:MMM) had a rough start to the day, falling 8.8% Tuesday, after reporting earnings for the first quarter of 2018. Results were better than expected, but guidance was pulled back a bit and that was enough to send investors running for the hills. The decline seemed to pick up the pace as the day went on and at 1:15 p.m. EDT shares were down 8.6% and near their low for the day.

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    What Trade War?

    Notes Goldman: “Firms expressed optimism that trade conflict would be resolved. Commentary emphasized the support for a free trade environment. Company management did not expect the disputes would escalate and affect global economic growth.”

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) traded down 5.05%% at $232.79. The stock’s 52-week range is $173.90 to $259.77. Volume was around 4.8 million shares, more than double the daily average of about 2 million. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: Kinder Morgan, Inc.(KMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) typically has greater visibility into the future than most companies. That’s because it generates the bulk of its earnings from fee-based contracts and usually has a large backlog of fee-based expansion projects in development, which gives it a good idea of what it will earn in five years.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    As promised, natural gas pipeline giant Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) returned to growth mode in 2018. Overall, the company hauled in $1.247 billion ($0.56 per share) of distributable cash flow during the first quarter, which was 3% higher than the year-ago period, and beat its forecast.

  • [By Chuck Saletta]

    Back in late 2015, energy pipeline giant Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) saw its shares tumble as it cut its dividend in response to a threatened reduction of its debt rating. The company took the next few years to shore up its balance sheet and switch to funding much of its expansion capital needs from internal cash flows instead of relying on the debt market.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Earnings season is now in full swing, with today’s key reports from Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) andAbbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT). Thanks to tax cuts, expectations are high. Analysts expect profit growth to top 18%, which would be the biggest jump in seven years. But there are a few bearish trends that are still lurking in the market. And if you’re serious about making money, you need to know how to harness them and target individual stocks for life-changing gains.Money MorningQuantitative Specialist Chris Johnson explains.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.(MDRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: CoBiz Financial Inc.(COBZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CoBiz Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:COBZ) – Analysts at Piper Jaffray decreased their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for CoBiz Financial in a research report issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. Piper Jaffray analyst B. Rabatin now anticipates that the bank will post earnings per share of $0.30 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.31. Piper Jaffray currently has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for CoBiz Financial’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.31 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.33 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.25 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.32 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.34 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.36 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.37 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.39 EPS.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: MobileIron, Inc.(MOBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: United Technologies Corporation(UTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    European aircraft maker Airbus announced last Friday that it had found an issue with the Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engines the company installs on its top-selling A320neo and A321neo single-aisle passenger jets. Over the weekend the company said it would stop accepting more PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) engines from P&W, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) by 10.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 63,924 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,852 shares during the quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc.’s holdings in United Technologies were worth $8,042,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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    Jim Cramer, founder of TheStreet, talked with Bob Lang, founder of Explosive Options, about three selloff stocks that he believes are worth holding onto. Cramer and Lang examined whether the selloffs in Caterpillar (CAT) , Boeing (BA)  and United Technologies (UTX)  represent genuine buying opportunities. Lang told Cramer the selling in these three former market darlings was premature because the numbers look good and the technicals look even better.

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    In addition, Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square confirmed it had accumulated 2 million shares, about $245 million worth in United Technologies Inc. (UTX) . The activist fund could push to break up the company if CEO Greg Hayes doesn’t act on his own. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) traded up 2.75% at $129.47. The stock’s 52-week range is $107.05 to $139.24. Volume was about 20% below the daily average of around 4.2 million shares. When UTC completes its deal to acquire Rockwell Collins, a new Air Force bomber is part of the deal. The Defense Department budget for this year includes $2 billion for the program and the 2019 budget includes $2.3 billion.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: “United Technologies (UTX) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.20” was posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this report on another website, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US and international copyright & trademark laws. The original version of this report can be accessed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3368550/united-technologies-utx-earns-daily-coverage-optimism-score-of-0-20.html.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: Lyon William Homes(WLH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) traded down 7.4% on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $24.95 and last traded at $25.04. 774,270 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 81% from the average session volume of 426,618 shares. The stock had previously closed at $27.05.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: DCT Industrial Trust Inc(DCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    For an “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer spoke with Hamid Moghadam, chairman and CEO of the logistics REIT, Prologis Inc.  (PLD) , which recently announced the acquisition of DCT Industrial Trust (DCT) .

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) by 7.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 14,570 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,044 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in DCT Industrial Trust were worth $821,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Daiwa Securities Group Inc. lifted its holdings in DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) by 25.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 19,700 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares during the period. Daiwa Securities Group Inc.’s holdings in DCT Industrial Trust were worth $1,110,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2018: Accenture plc.(ACN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington, Maxx Chatsko, and Brian Feroldi]

    To that end, we asked three top Motley Fool contributors to each pick a stock they think you would be wise to purchase and hold for the next 50 years. Read on to see why they like Corning (NYSE:GLW), Accenture (NYSE:ACN), and A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS).

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    The companies that participated in the demo included Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), Accenture Plc. (NYSE: ACN), Fujitsu Ltd. (OTCMKTS: FJTSY), and Deutsche Telekom AG (OTCMKTS: DTEGY).

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    Even more impressive and promising are the companies and entities backing Ripple. Investors include Seagate Technology (Nasdaq: STX) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN), as well as influential venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz (Twitter, Skype, Airbnb) and Lightspeed Venture Partners (Snapchat).

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    But the segment revenue figures make it clear that momentum in areas such as cloud apps/services and security is being offset by pressures within older, non-cloud, software and services businesses in fields such as databases, operating systems, consulting, tech support and business process outsourcing (BPO). And that when one combines the good and the bad, the end-result is a company whose forex-adjusted growth remains noticeably below that of peers such as Microsoft (MSFT) , Accenture (ACN) , SAP (SAP) and Dell Technologies, and for which growing FCF remains a challenge.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Smith Asset Management Group LP lifted its position in shares of Accenture (NYSE:ACN) by 2.1% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 67,628 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,398 shares during the quarter. Smith Asset Management Group LP’s holdings in Accenture were worth $10,381,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Conventional wisdom suggests that investors should find safe stocks to buy. Penny stocks and potential “triple-baggers” might be more exciting and a big win might provide a better story, but experts will tell you the smart play is to benefit from compounding returns in safe, stable stocks.

That general strategy is similar to that followed by Warren Buffett with Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B), for instance. Buffett looks for “forever stocks,” with a portfolio that ranges from key parts of the industrial supply chain to consumer brands like The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) and Dairy Queen. Investors following that type of strategy — again, so the conventional wisdom goes — should benefit from lower volatility and larger returns over time.

Of course, there are a couple of problems with this advice.

The first is that choosing safe stocks to buy is much harder than Buffett himself has made it look. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) was considered a “widows and orphans” stock for decades — and it went bankrupt in 2008. Investors in 1985 could have argued Dow Jones component companies Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:KODK), GM, and Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD) were among the safest plays in the market.

Hot Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: The Blackstone Group L.P.(BX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Shares ofGramercy Property Trust (NYSE:GPT) had soared by more than 15% as of 12:03 p.m. EDT Monday on news that the real estate investment trust will be acquired byBlackstone Group’s(NYSE:BX) Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII L.P fund in an all-cash transaction.

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    The market hasn’t had its needed purge yet says Byron Wien, who is Vice Chairman in the Private Wealth Solutions of Blackstone Group (BX) . “We will retest the February lows [in the markets],” Wien, 86, said on a recent call with media. Wien continues to believe the S&P 500 will rally back after testing the lows, charting a path to 3,000 by year end.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Twin Disc, Incorporated (NASDAQ: TWIN) shares surged 24.34 percent to close at $28.86 following Q3 earnings.
    Bioblast Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: ORPN) rose 21.89 percent to close at $2.45.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 20.19 percent to close at $8.75. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) rose 18.56 percent to close at $3.13 on Monday after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE: CVM) gained 17.09 percent to close at $2.74.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares jumped 16.39 percent to close at $146.75 on Monday after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.45 percent to close at $27.50 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 15.23 percent to close at $6.43 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 14.53 percent to close at $7.33
    CohBar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWBR) gained 14.36 percent to close at $6.29.
    Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTPH) gained 12.69 percent to close at $3.64.
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) gained 12.27 percent to close at $10.89 following Q1 results.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares climbed 9.8 percent to close at $19.05.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 4.93 percent to close at $256.89. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 3.92 percent to close at $15.63. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.

     

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) shares were also up, gaining 16 percent to $27.52 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.

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    The Blackstone Group (BX) : “I think this is a terrific buy.”

    Xilinx (XLNX) : “I think it’s time to start getting back into NVIDIA (NVDA) .”

Hot Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lyon William Homes(WLH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) traded down 7.4% on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $24.95 and last traded at $25.04. 774,270 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 81% from the average session volume of 426,618 shares. The stock had previously closed at $27.05.

Hot Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Arc Wireless Solutions Inc.(ARCW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Watts Water Technologies (NYSE: WTS) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Hot Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Luxoft Holding, Inc.(LXFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Barings LLC lifted its stake in shares of Luxoft Holding Inc (NYSE:LXFT) by 125.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 348,398 shares of the software maker’s stock after buying an additional 193,657 shares during the quarter. Barings LLC owned about 1.03% of Luxoft worth $14,267,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

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Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Lyon William Homes(WLH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) traded down 7.4% on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $24.95 and last traded at $25.04. 774,270 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 81% from the average session volume of 426,618 shares. The stock had previously closed at $27.05.

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: National Beverage Corp.(FIZZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    The company appears to have solved that problem by remaking itself as a sparkling water brand. Not only does that make the product more attractive from a pricing perspective as it’s competing with more expensive bottled waters, but the company is now benefiting from tailwinds in consumer trends as more consumers are drinking bottled and sparkling water in part because of its perceived health benefits compared to soda.Shares ofNational Beverage(NASDAQ:FIZZ) have soared recently on the strength of LaCroix, the flavored sparkling water brand that has developed a following among millennials. In the U.S., sparkling water sales were expected to grow by more than a third last year and from 2011 to 2017 sales of the fizzy water.

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Advance Auto Parts Inc(AAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) which rose 4% to $114.21. The stocks 52-week range is $78.81 to $158.59. Volume was nearly 2 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.5 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) which rose over 8% to $114.18. The stocks 52-week range is $78.81 to $161.99. Volume was 5 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.4 million.

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: NovoCure Limited(NVCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    NocoCure Ltd. (NASDAQ: NVCR) is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter earnings report on February 22 as well. The consensus estimates call for a net loss of $0.11 per share and $53.52 million in revenue. The same period of last year had a net loss of $0.26 per share and $30.24 million in revenue. Shares of Novocure most recently closed at $21.50, with a consensus price target of $27.00 and a 52-week range of $6.75 to $24.15.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    After the company reported first-quarter results, shares of NovoCure (NASDAQ:NVCR), a medical device company focused on cancer, jumped as much as 10% in afternoon trading on Thursday. Shares closed the day up more than 9%.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This stock has been on a roll and looks ready to break out. NovoCure Ltd. (NASDAQ: NVCR) develops and commercializes treatments for solid tumor cancer therapy called the tumor treating fields (TTFields). Its markets its proprietary TTFields delivery system under the Optune name for use as a monotherapy treatment for adult patients with glioblastoma brain cancer.

  • [By Todd Campbell, Sean Williams, and Brian Feroldi]

    There have been more stock market pops and drops lately and that might have you wondering what healthcare stocks can be bought to take advantage of this volatility. Buying healthcare stocks during periods of volatility can be smart because demand for healthcare products and services usually isn’t discretionary. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean it makes sense to buy every healthcare stock out there. To find out what healthcare stocks it might make sense to buy this month, we asked top Motley Fool investors what companies are on their radar. In their view,Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA), Novacure (NASDAQ:NVCR), and Galapagos (NASDAQ:GLPG)should be at the top of your idea list right now. Read on to find out why.

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Best Gold Stocks To Own For 2018: PDF Solutions Inc.(PDFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on PDF Solutions (PDFS)

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Best Gold Stocks To Own For 2018: SM Energy Company(SM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Best Gold Stocks To Own For 2018: Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.(RS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Reliance Steel & Aluminum (NYSE:RS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Wednesday.

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    William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) traded down 7.4% on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $24.95 and last traded at $25.04. 774,270 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 81% from the average session volume of 426,618 shares. The stock had previously closed at $27.05.

William Lyon Homes (WLH) Trading Down 7.4%

William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) traded down 7.4% on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $24.95 and last traded at $25.04. 774,270 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 81% from the average session volume of 426,618 shares. The stock had previously closed at $27.05.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised William Lyon Homes from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $31.00 price target for the company in a report on Saturday. ValuEngine lowered William Lyon Homes from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Wedbush upgraded William Lyon Homes from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $31.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, UBS reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $33.00 price objective (up from $30.00) on shares of William Lyon Homes in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. William Lyon Homes currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.50.

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The stock has a market cap of $1.07 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.24 and a beta of 1.53. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.53, a current ratio of 5.10 and a quick ratio of 0.14.

William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 8th. The construction company reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.08. William Lyon Homes had a return on equity of 10.99% and a net margin of 3.48%. The business had revenue of $373.36 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $328.28 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.11 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 44.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that William Lyon Homes will post 3.12 EPS for the current year.

In other news, COO Brian W. Doyle sold 15,596 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, April 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.02, for a total value of $436,999.92. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 166,856 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,675,305.12. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 22.13% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC bought a new position in shares of William Lyon Homes in the 4th quarter worth $118,000. Capital Fund Management S.A. acquired a new stake in shares of William Lyon Homes in the 4th quarter valued at about $221,000. Teacher Retirement System of Texas acquired a new stake in shares of William Lyon Homes in the 4th quarter valued at about $274,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. acquired a new stake in shares of William Lyon Homes in the 1st quarter valued at about $281,000. Finally, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System raised its stake in shares of William Lyon Homes by 25.0% in the 4th quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 12,000 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $349,000 after purchasing an additional 2,400 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 83.49% of the company’s stock.

About William Lyon Homes

William Lyon Homes, together with its subsidiaries, designs, constructs, markets, and sells single-family detached and attached homes in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon. It sells its homes primarily to entry-level, and first-time and second-time move-up homebuyers, as well as to luxury home and active adult markets under the Village Homes and Polygon Northwest Homes brands through in-house commissioned sales personnel and outside brokers.

William Lyon Homes (WLH) Trading Down 7.4%

William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) traded down 7.4% on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $24.95 and last traded at $25.04. 774,270 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 81% from the average session volume of 426,618 shares. The stock had previously closed at $27.05.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised William Lyon Homes from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $31.00 price target for the company in a report on Saturday. ValuEngine lowered William Lyon Homes from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Wedbush upgraded William Lyon Homes from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $31.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, UBS reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $33.00 price objective (up from $30.00) on shares of William Lyon Homes in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. William Lyon Homes currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.50.

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The stock has a market cap of $1.07 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.24 and a beta of 1.53. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.53, a current ratio of 5.10 and a quick ratio of 0.14.

William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 8th. The construction company reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.08. William Lyon Homes had a return on equity of 10.99% and a net margin of 3.48%. The business had revenue of $373.36 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $328.28 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.11 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 44.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that William Lyon Homes will post 3.12 EPS for the current year.

In other news, COO Brian W. Doyle sold 15,596 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, April 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.02, for a total value of $436,999.92. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 166,856 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,675,305.12. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 22.13% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC bought a new position in shares of William Lyon Homes in the 4th quarter worth $118,000. Capital Fund Management S.A. acquired a new stake in shares of William Lyon Homes in the 4th quarter valued at about $221,000. Teacher Retirement System of Texas acquired a new stake in shares of William Lyon Homes in the 4th quarter valued at about $274,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. acquired a new stake in shares of William Lyon Homes in the 1st quarter valued at about $281,000. Finally, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System raised its stake in shares of William Lyon Homes by 25.0% in the 4th quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 12,000 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $349,000 after purchasing an additional 2,400 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 83.49% of the company’s stock.

About William Lyon Homes

William Lyon Homes, together with its subsidiaries, designs, constructs, markets, and sells single-family detached and attached homes in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon. It sells its homes primarily to entry-level, and first-time and second-time move-up homebuyers, as well as to luxury home and active adult markets under the Village Homes and Polygon Northwest Homes brands through in-house commissioned sales personnel and outside brokers.