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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021

Share price of Reliance Communications added 7.5 percent intraday Tuesday as company appealed before NCLAT against NCLT order.

The company with its two subsidiaries Reliance Telecom and Reliance Infratel today filed appeals before the NCLAT (Hon’ble National Company Law Appellate Tribunal) challenging and praying to stay the order of the NCLT (Hon’ble National Company Law Tribunal), whereby Ericsson applications had been allowed to be admitted for debt resolution under the NCLT Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) process.

Last week NCLT had admitted the petition filed by Ericsson.

Ericsson is looking to recover dues of around Rs 1,150 crore from Reliance Communications and two of its subsidiaries.

On May 21, Sistema Shyam Teleservices sold 2,50,00,000 shares of Reliance Comm at Rs 14.36 on the NSE.

At 11:40 hrs Reliance Communications was quoting at Rs 13.45, up Rs 0.05, or 0.37 percent on the BSE.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021: ADTRAN Inc.(ADTN)

ADTRAN, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and services communications network solutions that enable voice, data, video, and Internet communications across wireline and wireless networks worldwide. Its Carrier Networks division provides fiber and copper-based solutions for service providers to deliver voice, data, and video services to customers? premises and mobile network cell sites. Its products enable services, such as voice, VoIP, IP television, RF video, high speed Internet access, and data services based upon Ethernet, frame relay, TDM, and ATM networks, connecting the network with user components, such as switches, routers, gateways, integrated access devices (IADs), private branch exchanges (PBXs), and telephone key systems. This division serves local exchange carriers, independent operating companies, competitive local exchange carriers, utilities, municipalities, cable MSOs, international carriers, and wireless service providers. The company?s Enterprise Net works division provides Internetworking solutions for enterprise customers to construct voice, data, and video networks within their sites or among distributed sites. It offers Internetworking solutions, including IP business gateways, optical network terminals, virtual wireless LAN products, multi-service routers, managed Ethernet switches, IP PBX products, IP phone products, unified communications and unified threat management solutions, and carrier Ethernet network terminating equipment, as well as provides IADs. This division serves the retail, food service, healthcare, finance, government, education, manufacturing, military, transportation, hospitality, and energy/utility markets. ADTRAN, Inc. also provides digital data service and integrated services digital network products, high bit-rate digital subscriber line products, T1/E1/T3, channel service units/data service units, and fixed wireless products. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of ADTRAN (NASDAQ:ADTN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

    Several other analysts have also issued reports on ADTN. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of ADTRAN from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 9th. Needham & Company LLC decreased their price target on shares of ADTRAN from $18.00 to $17.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. ValuEngine lowered shares of ADTRAN from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 17th. Northland Securities set a $24.00 price target on shares of ADTRAN and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, December 20th. Finally, MKM Partners decreased their price target on shares of ADTRAN to $17.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, December 20th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $17.50.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021: NVIDIA Corporation(NVDA)

NVIDIA is the world leader in visual computing. It enables us to open up new avenues of exploration, facilitate creativity and discovery, and power breakthroughs in new areas like artificial intelligence, virtual reality and autonomous cars.
Beginning as a PC graphics chip company, NVIDIA has transformed into a specialized platform company that targets four large markets – Gaming, Professional Visualization, Datacenter and Automotive – where visual computing is essential and valued. We are focused on delivering value through PC, mobile and cloud architectures. Our vertical integration enables us to bring together hardware, system software, programmable algorithms, systems and services to create unique value for the markets we serve.
Innovation is at our core. We have invested $12 billion in research and development since our inception, yielding some 7,300 patent assets, including inventions essential to modern computing.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Even though AMD’s share price has taken my Game-Changing Stocks readers and I on a rollercoaster ride this past year, this “David” is outperforming Goliaths Intel and NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA). Over the past 52 weeks, for instance, AMD is up more than 127%. This compares with a 6.7% gain for INTC, a 27% loss for NVDA and a 4.4% increase in the S&P 500.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Now, here’s a closer look at today’s Money Morning insight, the most important market events, and stocks to watch.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    Two big stories will headline a busy Tuesday. The first is across the Atlantic Ocean, where the British Parliament will wrangle over Prime Minister Theresa May’s last-minute deal with Europe on a soft “Brexit.” Late Monday, May won legally binding support from the EU ahead of Tuesday’s vote. The Prime Minister secured three documents – a joint statement, a joint instrument, and a unilateral declaration – all aimed at addressing one of the biggest challenges to the split between Britain and the EU: the border between Northern Ireland – a British province – and Ireland. Boeing stock continues to slide – falling another 3.2% — after a downgrade from Raymond James Financial Inc. (NYSE: RJF). The company is reeling after a second Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane in five months crashed. Although the Federal Aviation Commission has said that the planes are airworthy, the U.S. agency expects it will order design changes to the planes’ systems and signaling. With that in mind, Raymond James anticipates that the latest crash will lead to delays in orders. Also, Australia has joined China and Ethiopia on a list to suspend the jet from service until the crash in Ethiopia has been investigated. Here in the United States, California Senator Dianne Feinstein called on the U.S. government to suspend all 737 Max 8 flights.
    Despite a fall in Boeing stock, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) shares popped 3.47% and Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) rose 1.46% after both received positive new ratings from analysts. Nvidia Corp. (NASDAQ: NVDA) also went to bat with a 6.97% surge after announcing its purchase of Mellanox Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX) for $6.8 billion. Mellanox stock rose 7.78% at the same time. These rallies could give the Dow Jones Industrial Average the life it needs to continue its long-te

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was an extremely strong day for the stock market, as major indexes finished well above where they started the session. Favorable economic data on retail sales renewed confidence that the U.S. economy continues to do well despite headwinds elsewhere around the world, and investors were pleased to see the U.S. and China discuss their respective currencies as part of their broader trade talks. Some benchmarks rose as much as 2%, but certain individual stocks saw even larger gains. NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO), and Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) were among the top performers. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    The fourth quarter of 2018 was the worst fourth quarter in more than a decade for the graphics card market, according to Jon Peddie Research. Overall board shipments plunged more than 40% year over year as both Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) and rival NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) dealt with the aftermath of the bursting of the cryptocurrency bubble. Sluggish demand and excess inventory have caused big problems for both companies.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021: Wausau Paper Corp.(WPP)

WPP plc provides communications services worldwide. Its Advertising and Media Investment Management segment plans and creates marketing and branding campaigns; and designs and produces advertisements for television, cable, the Internet, and newspapers, as well as outdoor locations, such as billboards. This segment also engages in the media investment management operations in the areas of business science, consumer insight, communications and media planning implementation, interactions, content development, and sports and entertainment marketing. The company’s Data Investment Management segment offers custom research services in various sectors, including strategic market studies; brand positioning; equity research; international research; advanced modeling; advertising research; pre-testing, tracking, and sales modeling; and trends and futures research and consultancy. Its Public Relations & Public Affairs segment advices its clients to communicate with consumers, governments, and the business and financial communities. This segment’s activities include corporate, financial, and marketing communications; crisis management; reputation management; public affairs; and government lobbying. The company’s Branding & Identity, Healthcare, and Specialist Communications segment is involved in branding and identity; healthcare communications; and direct, digital, promotional, and relationship marketing activities. This segment also offers specialist communications services, such as custom media and multicultural marketing; event, sports, youth, and entertainment marketing; corporate and business-to-business; and media, technology, and production services, as well as provides digital and creating measurable interactive marketing, integrated digital marketing strategy, mobile solutions, and proprietary platforms services. WPP plc was formerly known as WPP 2012 plc. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northern Trust Corp lifted its stake in Wpp Plc (NYSE:WPP) by 2.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,277,076 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 27,084 shares during the quarter. Northern Trust Corp’s holdings in WPP were worth $100,352,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Wpp Plc (LON:WPP) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen analysts that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have given a hold recommendation and nine have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,530.46 ($19.94).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    WPP (LON:WPP) had its price target lowered by Deutsche Bank AG from GBX 1,510 ($19.48) to GBX 1,430 ($18.45). The firm currently has a hold rating on the stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Millennium Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Wpp Plc (NYSE:WPP) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 6,744 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $536,000.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021: Axsome Therapeutics, Inc.(AXSM)

Axsome Therapeutics, Inc., incorporated on January 12, 2012, is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing therapies for the management of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, including pain. It operates in the business of developing novel therapies for the management of CNS disorders segment. The Company’s product candidate portfolio includes two late-stage candidates, AXS 02 and AXS 05, which the Company is developing for multiple indications. The Company is also developing AXS 06 for the treatment of chronic pain disorders. AXS 06 is in preclinical development.

AXS 02

The Company’s product candidate, AXS 02, contains disodium zoledronate tetrahydrate. AXS-02 is an oral, targeted, non opioid therapeutic for chronic pain. AXS 02 is an inhibitor of osteoclasts, which are bone remodeling cells that break down bone tissue. The Company is developing AXS 02 for the treatment of pain in over three conditions, such as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS); knee osteoarthritis (OA) associated with bone marrow lesions (BMLs), and chronic low back pain (CLBP), associated with type I, or mixed type I and type II Modic changes (MCs). The Company initiated a Phase III trial with AXS 02 for the treatment of pain in patients with CRPS, which it refers to as the CREATE 1 study. AXS 02 is granted Orphan Drug Designation by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Orphan Medicinal Product Designation by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the treatment of CRPS. The Company focuses on initiating a Phase III clinical trial with AXS-02 for the treatment of pain in patients with knee OA associated with BMLs, which it refers to as the COAST 1 study. The Company focuses on initiating a Phase III clinical trial with AXS 02 for the treatment of CLBP associated with MCs.

AXS 05

The Company’s product candidate, AXS 05, is a fixed dose combination of dextromethorphan (DM) and bupropion. The Company is developing AXS 0! 5 for the treatment of over two conditions, such as treatment resistant depression (TRD), and agitation in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). DM is active at multiple CNS receptors but is rapidly metabolized in humans. As a result, it is difficult to attain potential therapeutic plasma levels of DM when it is dosed as a single agent. AXS 05 uses bupropion as a drug delivery method to inhibit DM metabolism and increase its bioavailability. The Company initiated randomized, double-blind, active-controlled trial to assess the efficacy and safety of AXS 05 in the treatment of TRD, which it refers to as the STRIDE-1 study.

The Company competes with Eli Lilly and Company.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    The end of the first quarter is just a few weeks away and more than a few biotechs still haven’t delivered the important clinical trial results they told investors to expect before the end of the period. The clock’s ticking for Axsome Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AXSM), Galapagos (NASDAQ:GLPG) and their experimental treatments.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Axsome Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) is evaluating AXS-05 in its Stride-1 Phase 3 trial in treatment-resistant depression. Top-line results are expected by the end of March. Axsome previously received an FDA Fast Track designation for AXS-05.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021: Data I/O Corporation(DAIO)

This Annual Report on Form 10-K and the documents incorporated herein by reference contain forward-looking statements based on current expectations, estimates and projections about Data I/O Corporation’s industry, management’s beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. See “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Forward Looking Statements.”

General

Data I/O Corporation (“Data I/O”, “We”, “Our”, “Us”) is a global market leader for advanced programming and associated intellectual property management solutions used in the manufacturing of flash, microcontrollers, and flash-memory-based intelligent devices. Data I/O® designs, manufactures and sells programming systems for electronic device manufacturers, specifically targeting high growth areas such as high-volume users of flash memory and microcontrollers.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Analogic (NASDAQ: ALOG) and Data I/O (NASDAQ:DAIO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Itron (NASDAQ: ITRI) and Data I/O (NASDAQ:DAIO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Data I/O (NASDAQ: DAIO) and Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021: McClatchy Company (MNI)

The McClatchy Company, incorporated on November 18, 1997, is a news and information publisher of various publications, such as the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, The Sacramento Bee, The Charlotte Observer, The (Raleigh) News and Observer, and the (Fort Worth) Star-Telegram. The Company’s segments include Western Segment and Eastern Segment. Its Western Segment consists of its newspaper operations in California, the Northwest and the Midwest. The Company’s Eastern Segment consists primarily of newspaper operations in the Southeast and Florida. The Company operates media companies in approximately 30 United States markets in over 10 states, providing each of these communities with news and advertising services in a range of digital and print formats.

The Company’s operations include approximately 30 local media businesses in over 30 growth markets across the United States that consist of daily newspapers, Websites and mobile applications, mobile news and advertising, video products, publications, direct marketing, direct mail services and community newspapers. Its newspapers range from dailies serving metropolitan areas to non-daily newspapers serving small communities. Its business is divided between those media companies operated west of the Mississippi River and those that are east of it, but include five operating regions: California, the Carolinas, Southeast, Midwest and Northwest. In addition to its media companies, the Company also owns over 15.0% of CareerBuilder, LLC, which operates an online job Website, CareerBuilder.com, and 33.3% of HomeFinder, LLC, which operates the online real estate Website HomeFinder.com, as well as certain other digital company investments.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Newspaper publisher McClatchy Co. (NYSE: MNI) made large staff cuts as ad revenue continues to fall. According to CNNMoney:

    McClatchy, the publisher of more than two dozen daily newspapers across the country, will reduce its staff by approximately three and a half percent, cut expenses across the company, and implement other measures to save money, the company announced in an internal memo obtained by CNN on Tuesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited(TEVA)

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes generic medicines and a portfolio of specialty medicines worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Generic Medicines and Specialty Medicines. The Generic Medicines segment offers generic medicines, such as sterile products, hormones, narcotics, high-potency drugs, and cytotoxic substances in various dosage forms, including tablets, capsules, injectables, inhalants, liquids, ointments, and creams. This segment also develops, manufactures, and sells active pharmaceutical ingredients. The Specialty Medicines segment provides branded specialty medicines for use in central nervous system and respiratory indications, as well as the women’s health, oncology, and other specialty businesses. Its products in the central nervous system area comprise Copaxone for multiple sclerosis; Azilect for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease; Nuvigil for the treatment of excessive sleepiness associated with narcolepsy and certain other disorders; Fentora®/Effentora for the treatment of breakthrough pain in opioid-tolerant adult patients with cancer; and Zecuity, a prescription transdermal system for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults. This segment’s products in the respiratory market include ProAir, ProAir Respiclick, QVAR, and Duoresp Spiromax for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as Treanda, Granix, Trisenox, Synribo, Lonquex, Myocet, Eporatio, Tevagrastim/Ratiograstim, and Trisenox products in the oncology market. This segment also offers a portfolio of products in the women’s health category, which includes ParaGard, Plan B One-Step, OTC/Rx, Zoely, Seasonique, and Ovaleap, as well as other products. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited has alliances and other arrangements with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and Procter & Gamble Company. The company was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Petach Tikva, Israel.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    A third healthcare giant that’s been taken to the woodshed of late is generic-drug giant Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA), which, at a forward P/E of six, is cheaper, at least based on this metric, than it’s been in a decade.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Generic-drug giant Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA) lost over 14% of its value during the month of February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The culprit? 

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021: Sina Corporation(SINA)

SINA Corporation provides online media and mobile value-added services (MVAS) in the People?s Republic of China. It provides advertising, non-advertising, and free services through SINA.com, Weibo.com, and SINA Mobile. SINA.com offers free interest-based channels that provide region-focused format and content, including news, sports, automobile-related news, finance, entertainment, luxury, technology, digital, tools, collectibles, video, music, and wireless application protocol, as well as interactive platform for fashion-conscious users to share comments and ideas on a range of topics, such as health, cosmetics, and beauty. The company’s microblogging platform, Weibo.com, enables its users to follow the hottest topics being discussed online, as well as discussions related to people they know. Weibo accounts consist of celebrities, commercial enterprises, government entities, and grass root Internet users. Its SINA Mobile service allows users to receive news and informatio n, download ring tones, mobile games and pictures, and participate in dating and friendship communities. The company also offers SINA Game, which serves as an interactive platform that provides users with downloads and gateway access to popular online games; SINA eReading, a shop for book reviews; SINA.net, an enterprise solutions platform to assist businesses and government bodies; and SINA Mall, an online shopping Website. In addition, it provides a platform for Chinese bloggers; photo-sharing platform; free email, VIP mail, and corporate email for enterprise users; audio and video-based instant messaging tools; proprietary search technology; and classified advertising services, as well as hosts topic-specific discussion forums in Chinese language; and creates user-maintained and supported online communities. The company has strategic cooperation agreement with China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited. SINA Corporation was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the Peop le?s Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of SINA (NASDAQ:SINA) recently stumbled after the Chinese tech company posted soft fourth-quarter numbers. Its non-GAAP revenue rose 14% annually to $570.4 million but missed expectations by $3 million. On a GAAP basis, its revenue also rose 14% to $573 million.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 5, 2019 7:10 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Steve Symington]

    SINA (NASDAQ:SINA) announced solid fourth-quarter 2018 results on Tuesday morning, once again highlighting the benefits of the Chinese internet technology company’s burgeoning Weibo microblogging platform.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Stocks to Watch Today: TGT, CRM, FB
    This morning, shares of Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) popped nearly 6% after a strong Q4 earnings report. The company reported earnings per share of $1.53 on total revenue of $22.98 billion. Wall Street expected $1.52 per share on sales of $22.91 billion. The firm reported very strong online sales (up 25%) and a 5.3% jump in same-store sales. Analysts had expected a 4.5% increase in same-store sales. The report is the latest sign that Target has emerged as a formidable competitor to Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT). Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is under fire again due to security concerns around its sign-in features. The company has not allowed users to opt out of the key feature that lets users look up others by phone number and e-mail address. Many people have added their phone numbers in the past thinking it would only be used for two-factor authentication and security. Critics argue this is the latest episode of Facebook compromising user information. Shares of Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) are in focus as the cloud computing giant plans to report earnings after the bell Tuesday. CRM stock is already up 20% so far this year. And many analysts expect the firm to report earnings per share of $0.55 on top of $3.56 billion in revenue. Yesterday, Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff predicted that $30 billion in annual revenue for the cloud computing giant is “right around the corner.” Look for earnings reports from AeroVironment Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), Ambarella Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA), Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN), Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS), Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST), Sina Corp. (NASDAQ: SINA), Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN), Vivint Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: VSLR), and Weibo Corp. (NYSE: WB).

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021: Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.(MMP)

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the transportation, storage, and distribution of refined petroleum products and crude oil in the United States. Its pipeline system transports petroleum products and liquefied petroleum gases from the Gulf Coast refining region of Texas through the Midwest to Colorado, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois. The company owns and operates marine terminals, which store and distribute refined petroleum products, blendstocks, crude oils, heavy oils, and feedstocks, as well as inland terminals that consist of storage tanks connected to third-party interstate pipeline systems to deliver refined petroleum products. Its ammonia pipeline system transports ammonia from production facilities in Texas and Oklahoma to terminals in the Midwest. The company also stores, blends, and distributes biofuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel. As of March 31, 2011, it operated approximately 9, 600 miles of petr oleum products pipeline system and 51 terminals; 6 marine petroleum terminals located along the United States Gulf and East Coasts; a crude oil storage in Cushing, Oklahoma; 27 petroleum products inland terminals located principally in the southeastern United States; and a 1,100-mile ammonia pipeline system and 6 associated terminals. The company also provides ancillary services, such as heating, blending, and mixing of stored petroleum products and additive injection services. Its customers comprise independent and integrated oil companies, wholesalers, retailers, railroads, airlines, and regional farm co-operatives. The company serves various markets, including retail gasoline stations, truck stops, farm co-operatives, railroad fueling depots, and military and commercial jet fuel users. Magellan GP, LLC serves as the general partner of the company. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Despite choppy oil prices, master limited partnership (MLP) Magellan Midstream (NYSE: MMP) has managed to produce record distributable cash flows (DCFs) over the past year. 

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    Despite choppy oil prices, master limited partnership (MLP) Magellan Midstream (NYSE: MMP) has managed to produce record distributable cash flows (DCFs) over the past year. 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Several brokerages recently issued reports on MMP. Citigroup set a $70.00 price target on shares of Magellan Midstream Partners and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, February 2nd. Jefferies Financial Group downgraded shares of Magellan Midstream Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 28th. Evercore ISI initiated coverage on shares of Magellan Midstream Partners in a research report on Tuesday, February 5th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Magellan Midstream Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 15th. Finally, Mizuho initiated coverage on shares of Magellan Midstream Partners in a research report on Wednesday, November 28th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $67.00 target price on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Magellan Midstream Partners currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $69.88.

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021: Union Pacific Corporation(UNP)

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. The company offers freight transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, and food and beverage products; automotive products, such as finished vehicles and automotive parts; and chemicals consisting of industrial chemicals, plastics, crude oil, liquid petroleum gases, fertilizers, soda ash, sodium products, and phosphorus rock and sulfur products. It also provides transportation services for coal and petroleum coke; industrial products comprising construction products, minerals, consumer goods, metals, lumber, paper, and other miscellaneous products; and intermodal import and export containers and trailers. Its rail network includes 31,974 route miles linking the Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and eastern United States gateways. Union Pacific Corporation was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Railroads have also been working to fill in the gaps. Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) signed a deal last year to ship to 400,000 barrels per month through the end of this year to help move crude out of the Permian until new pipelines start service. That decision paid off during the fourth quarter, when Union Pacific’s crude oil shipments increased 25% as it helped producers get their oil to higher-priced refining and export markets.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Shares of Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) gained 15.1% in January, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after a strong fourth-quarter performance gave investors confidence the railroad is on track to deliver in 2019.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019

Shares of Gilead Sciences (GILD) have risen by over 10% since my initial article in April which called the stock a core buy in biotech with several value drivers.

GILD data by YCharts

Long time readers know that I´m a fan of value catalyst plays, as being undervalued by itself is not a reason for me to be interested in a stock. Too often, selections we deem ¨cheap¨ or a ¨buy the dip¨ play can continue to stay cheap or head south unless there is a catalyst present to turn the ship around.

In my July update piece titled ¨Vosevi EU Approval Just One Of Several Catalysts On The Way¨ we looked at several material events that could cause shares to surge higher. While they initially did just that, unfortunately a pullback in the biotech sector brought the stock back to levels it was previously at.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: (MBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CIBT Education Group Inc. (TSE:MBA) Director Toby Chu purchased 15,500 shares of CIBT Education Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 17th. The shares were bought at an average price of C$0.83 per share, with a total value of C$12,865.00.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.(UBNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 10, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT) climbed 33.4% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the networking hardware company released better-than-expected quarterly results.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ubiquiti Networks Inc (NASDAQ:UBNT) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, August 27th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 4th will be given a dividend of 0.25 per share by the Wireless communications provider on Monday, September 10th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.18%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 31st.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp(SHIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ShipChain (CURRENCY:SHIP) traded 6.6% higher against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 23:00 PM Eastern on September 4th. ShipChain has a total market capitalization of $4.08 million and $3,218.00 worth of ShipChain was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, ShipChain has traded up 5.8% against the dollar. One ShipChain token can currently be bought for $0.0203 or 0.00000276 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC and IDEX.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ShipChain (CURRENCY:SHIP) traded up 14.7% against the dollar during the one day period ending at 18:00 PM Eastern on June 23rd. ShipChain has a market capitalization of $6.80 million and $5,235.00 worth of ShipChain was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, ShipChain has traded down 8.7% against the dollar. One ShipChain token can now be bought for about $0.0373 or 0.00000598 BTC on popular exchanges including IDEX, HitBTC and Gate.io.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ship Finance International (NYSE:SFL) and Seanergy Maritime (NASDAQ:SHIP) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Seanergy Maritime (NASDAQ: SHIP) and Euronav (NYSE:EURN) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on SEANERGY MARITIME Common Stock (SHIP)

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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Wausau Paper Corp.(WPP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Suntrust Banks Inc. bought a new position in Wpp Plc (NYSE:WPP) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 7,349 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $583,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    WPP (LON:WPP) had its price target lowered by Deutsche Bank AG from GBX 1,510 ($19.48) to GBX 1,430 ($18.45). The firm currently has a hold rating on the stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPTH) shares rose 29.5 percent to $2.15 in pre-market trading after reporting pre-clinical data demonstrating potential of Prexigebersen presented at the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting in Chicago.
    Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIEN) rose 16.7 percent to $12.90 in pre-market trading following the announcement of FDA approval for PMA supplement.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 13.5 percent to $2.95 in pre-market trading after climbing 14.04 percent on Wednesday.
    Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE: HMY) rose 5.6 percent to $2.09 in pre-market trading.
    Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) shares rose 5 percent to $62.32 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and raised its FY18 adjusted EBITDA outlook.
    Gold Fields Limited (ADR) (NYSE: GFI) shares rose 4.9 percent to $4.11 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.03 percent on Wednesday.
    ABB Ltd (NYSE: ABB) shares rose 4.3 percent to $24.47 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    WPP plc (NYSE: WPP) rose 4.2 percent to $82.99 in pre-market trading.
    American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) rose 4 percent to $98.95 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected profit for its first quarter.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) rose 3.4 percent to $27.30 in pre-market trading.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 3.4 percent to $167.95 in pre-market trading. Takada offered to buy Shire at £46.50 per share, Reuters reported.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) rose 3.1 percent to $16.43 in pre-market trading.
    iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) shares rose 3 percent to $63.66 in the pre-market trading session.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    WPP (LON:WPP)‘s stock had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by stock analysts at Morgan Stanley in a report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Wpp Plc (LON:WPP) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 1,475.29 ($19.64).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    WPP (NYSE:WPP) was downgraded by analysts at Pivotal Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday, Marketbeat reports.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Credit Acceptance Corporation(CACC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    XL Group Investments Ltd lessened its stake in shares of Credit Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:CACC) by 7.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 137,566 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 10,905 shares during the period. Credit Acceptance accounts for approximately 28.8% of XL Group Investments Ltd’s investment portfolio, making the stock its biggest position. XL Group Investments Ltd’s holdings in Credit Acceptance were worth $48,616,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Shannon Jones and guest Matt Frankel walk through how Morningstar (NASDAQ:MORN), Credit Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:CACC), and SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) have all crushed their peers and risen by more than 35% so far this year.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ:CACC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The credit services provider reported $6.11 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $6.19 by ($0.08). The company had revenue of $295.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $296.16 million. Credit Acceptance had a net margin of 43.49% and a return on equity of 29.44%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 12.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $4.67 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Credit Acceptance will post 26.04 EPS for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ:CACC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 31st. The credit services provider reported $6.95 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $6.44 by $0.51. The business had revenue of $315.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $303.55 million. Credit Acceptance had a net margin of 46.43% and a return on equity of 28.97%. analysts anticipate that Credit Acceptance Corp. will post 27.68 earnings per share for the current year.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Subprime auto lender Credit Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:CACC) has been a big beneficiary of the strong U.S. economy and rising auto prices, but what about when the credit cycle turns?

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ: CACC) and Nelnet (NYSE:NNI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and earnings.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019

Shares of Macy’s (NYSE:M) soared in November, rising more than 20% in the span of a few weeks due to growing optimism about its prospects. While the retailer posted weak earnings for the third quarter, it offered upbeat earnings guidance for Q4 and made significant progress in conjunction with its strategy to monetize underutilized real estate.

Macy’s stock performance, data by YCharts.

Yet in the month following Thanksgiving, Macy’s stock gave back virtually all of its gains. Investors appear to be worried about reports of weak sales and heavy discounting among department stores.

This focus on short-term results — or rumors about short-term results, to be more exact — is misplaced. Several important developments could drive Macy’s stock much higher over the next few years.

Store closures and cost cuts could bolster Macy’s profit margin

First, Macy’s plans to close about 100 stores next year. So far, the company has identified just a few of those locations, but it aims to close a combination of underperforming stores and stores that sit on valuable real estate.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: 1-800 FLOWERS.COM Inc.(FLWS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on 1-800-Flowers.Com (FLWS)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    1-800-Flowers.Com (NASDAQ:FLWS) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The specialty retailer reported ($0.12) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.01, MarketWatch Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $229.93 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $227.57 million. 1-800-Flowers.Com had a net margin of 4.91% and a return on equity of 9.86%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted ($0.11) earnings per share. 1-800-Flowers.Com updated its FY19 guidance to $0.38-0.42 EPS.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    1-800-Flowers.com Inc (NASDAQ:FLWS)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallAug. 23, 2018, 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    1-800-Flowers.Com (NASDAQ:FLWS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by analysts at Benchmark in a research note issued on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. They presently have a $16.00 price objective on the specialty retailer’s stock, up from their previous price objective of $14.00. Benchmark’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 26.28% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    1-800-Flowers (NASDAQ:FLWS) had its price target hoisted by DA Davidson from $10.00 to $11.00 in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the specialty retailer’s stock. DA Davidson also issued estimates for 1-800-Flowers’ FY2018 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at ($0.24) EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.02 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at ($0.16) EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at ($0.10) EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.54 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Freeport-McMoran, Inc.(FCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX) fell 9.8% in August, which was a volatile month for the copper market.

    So what

    Copper prices sold off 3% at the beginning of August after the trade dispute between the U.S. and China intensified amid reports that the Trump administration had proposed raising tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10% to 25%. The concern was that the escalating trade war would impact global growth, which could dampen demand for copper.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Monetta Financial Services Inc. bought a new stake in Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 60,000 shares of the natural resource company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,054,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    An issue of Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE:FCX) bonds fell 0.7% against their face value during trading on Friday. The high-yield debt issue has a 5.45% coupon and will mature on March 15, 2043. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $87.09 and were trading at $88.50 last week. Price changes in a company’s bonds in credit markets often anticipate parallel changes in its stock price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp trimmed its position in shares of Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE:FCX) by 81.2% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 191,100 shares of the natural resource company’s stock after selling 823,200 shares during the period. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s holdings in Freeport-McMoRan were worth $3,298,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Carl IcahnIcahn Enterprises LP (IEP) – 157,898,582 shares, 44.76% of the total portfolio. Herbalife Nutrition Ltd (HLF) – 45,744,648 shares, 11.08% of the total portfolio. CVR Energy Inc (CVI) – 71,198,718 shares, 10.69% of the total portfolio. Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG) – 32,680,490 shares, 8.68% of the total portfolio. Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX) – 50,161,354 shares, 4.38% of the total p

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cavco Industries, Inc.(CVCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Cavco Industries Inc  (NASDAQ:CVCO)Q3 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 05, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cavco Industries (NASDAQ:CVCO) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares rose 90.9 percent to $2.52. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 58.4 percent to $1.9005 after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $37.5370 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) rose 21.9 percent to $1.17 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) jumped 18.8 percent to $4.87. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 17.2 percent to $49.45 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) jumped 16.2 percent to $7.96. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) rose 15.5 percent to $5.6011.
    InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE: NSPR) gained 13.3 percent to $1.36 following PR announcing sustained benefit of CGuard EPS.
    Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 13.2 percent to $2.7724 after the company reported new data from its ongoing TACTI-mel Phase I trial, which evaluated the combination of eftilagimod alpha, its lead compound, with Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK)'s Keytruda in unresectable or metastatic melanoma patients, who have had a suboptimal response or had disease progression with keytruda monotherapy..
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) rose 12.2 percent to $21.20 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 12.1 percent to
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 66.67 percent to close at $2.00 on Wednesday after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares jumped 49.24 percent to close at $1.97 on Wednesday. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) rose 34.45 percent to close at $9.21. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares rose 25.82 percent to close at $38.35 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) rose 24.15 percent to close at $5.09. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) jumped 23.3 percent to close at $5.98 on Wednesday.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) gained 22.92 percent to close at $1.18 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 21.95 percent to close at $4.00.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) gained 21.4 percent to close at $22.92 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) rose 17.14 percent to close at $5.40.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 16.59 percent to close at $49.20 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) climbed 15.61 percent to close at $8.22. Oramed Pharma disclosed that its patent has been allowed in the US for oral administration of proteins.
    Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE: LPG) rose 14.89 percent to close at $8.41. Dorian LPG confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal fr

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Wausau Paper Corp.(WPP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Wpp Plc (LON:WPP) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 1,475.29 ($19.64).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Wpp Plc (LON:WPP) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen analysts that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have given a hold recommendation and nine have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,530.46 ($19.94).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    WPP (LON:WPP) had its price target lowered by Deutsche Bank AG from GBX 1,510 ($19.48) to GBX 1,430 ($18.45). The firm currently has a hold rating on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    WPP (LON:WPP)‘s stock had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by stock analysts at Morgan Stanley in a report issued on Thursday.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: iShares Global Infrastructure (IGF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sarah Priestley]

    And if you are an investor who prefers ETFs and mutual funds, there are a couple of options for you: iShares Global Infrastructure ETF (NASDAQ:IGF), and Lazard Global Listed Infrastructure (NASDAQMUTFUND:GLIFX). I would caution anybody to check the percentage of utilities that are within these baskets, just to check the utilities exposure. But, generally, not bad options to check out.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    First Allied Advisory Services Inc. trimmed its position in shares of iShares S&P Global Infrastructure Index (BMV:IGF) by 28.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 8,883 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,560 shares during the quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc.’s holdings in iShares S&P Global Infrastructure Index were worth $380,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Camelot Portfolios LLC lowered its position in iShares S&P Global Infrastructure Index (BMV:IGF) by 9.1% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 23,579 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,365 shares during the quarter. Camelot Portfolios LLC’s holdings in iShares S&P Global Infrastructure Index were worth $929,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Chemung Financial Corp(CHMG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Southside Bancshares (NASDAQ:SBSI) and Chemung Financial (NASDAQ:CHMG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Chemung Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CHMG) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, May 18th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Monday, June 18th will be given a dividend of 0.26 per share by the bank on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 15th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Chemung Financial (CHMG)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Chemung Financial (CHMG)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Chemung Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CHMG) Director Robert H. Dalrymple sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.54, for a total transaction of $85,080.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 237,541 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,104,994.14. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: 8point3 Energy Partners LP(CAFD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cent PUERTO S AS (NYSE:CEPU) and 8Point3 Energy Partners (NASDAQ:CAFD) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Harsco Corporation(HSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Harsco Co. (NYSE:HSC) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $32.33.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Harsco Co. (NYSE:HSC) by 2.4% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 654,139 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 15,559 shares during the quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc.’s holdings in Harsco were worth $13,508,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Harsco Co. (NYSE:HSC) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $29.50.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cara Therapeutics, Inc.(CARA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) shares shot up 29 percent to $14.9675 in reaction to a new licensing agreement with Europe-based Vifor Pharma. As part of the agreement, the biopharmaceutical company that alleviates pain licensed worldwide rights (except U.S., Japan, and South Korea) to Vifor Pharma to commercialize its KORSUVA therapy to Vifor $70 million.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) shares jumped 28.5 percent to $14.91 in reaction to a new licensing agreement with Europe-based Vifor Pharma. As part of the agreement, the biopharmaceutical company that alleviates pain licensed worldwide rights (except U.S., Japan, and South Korea) to Vifor Pharma to commercialize its KORSUVA therapy to Vifor $70 million.
    EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP) rose 21.5 percent to $19.44. EVO Payments priced its IPO at $16 per share.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) jumped 16.3 percent to $118.92 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) shares gained 13.4 percent to $132.225 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.
    OneSmart International Edun Gr Ltd – ADR (NYSE: ONE) shares rose 12.2 percent to $13.52
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares gained 11.4 percent to $2.2164 after surging 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) rose 10.4 percent to $13.02 after announcing pricing of public offering.
    KemPharm, Inc. (NASDAQ: KMPH) gained 10.3 percent to $6.725. Janney Capital initiated coverage on KemPharm with a Buy rating.
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares rose 10 percent to $2.1894 after climbing 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) rose 9.5 percent to $93.92. Lowe's reported downbeat results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    xG Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: XGTI) jumped 9.1 percent to $0.829 after the company’s subsidiary IMT Vislink received a $1.4 million order from the U.S. Air Force.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) rose 8.6 percent to $2.34 after dropping 10.04 percent on Tuesday.
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) rose 8.4 percent to $34.99. American Equity Investment Life confirmed preliminary talks related to a potential deal.
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  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CARA) rose nearly 19% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. There wasn’t any news in September, but the small-cap pharma company has erupted onto the scene in 2018 thanks to its budding development pipeline.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Shareholders of small-cap biotech Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CARA) have had a bumpy ride the last couple of years. Hopes were flying high in early 2017, only to be dashed about a year ago by a failed trial of the only drug in its clinical pipeline. But developments in recent weeks have removed some uncertainty for investors, along with the risk that goes with it. In fact, the path forward has never been clearer for the company.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc.(BNCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Beneficial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:BNCL) Director Thomas J. Lewis sold 973 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.50, for a total value of $16,054.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Entegra Financial (NASDAQ: BNCL) and Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCL) and Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) has trended positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Beneficial Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.8699493506664 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019

Safestyle UK (LON:SFE) had its price target hoisted by Liberum Capital from GBX 50 ($0.67) to GBX 60 ($0.81) in a research report released on Tuesday. Liberum Capital currently has a hold rating on the stock.

SFE stock opened at GBX 60.65 ($0.81) on Tuesday. Safestyle UK has a twelve month low of GBX 91.71 ($1.23) and a twelve month high of GBX 325 ($4.36).

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The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 9th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 14th will be issued a dividend of GBX 7.50 ($0.10) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 14th. This represents a yield of 8.72%. This is a boost from Safestyle UK’s previous dividend of $3.75.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: RealD Inc(RLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about RealD (NYSE:RLD) has been trending somewhat negative on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. RealD earned a news impact score of -0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.1473505020268 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Motorola Solutions, Inc.(MSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Element Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 98,736 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock, valued at approximately $10,397,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp lowered its holdings in Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) by 4.6% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 434,200 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after selling 20,800 shares during the quarter. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s holdings in Motorola Solutions were worth $45,721,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Norinchukin Bank The boosted its stake in shares of Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) by 16.8% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 15,755 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,263 shares during the quarter. Norinchukin Bank The’s holdings in Motorola Solutions were worth $1,659,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Morneau Shepell Inc (TSE:MSI) declared a monthly dividend on Tuesday, June 19th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Friday, June 29th will be given a dividend of 0.065 per share on Monday, July 16th. This represents a $0.78 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.85%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 28th.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Popular, Inc.(BPOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in Popular Inc (NASDAQ:BPOP) by 3.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,519,087 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 150,692 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 4.42% of Popular worth $188,084,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Popular (NASDAQ:BPOP) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Wausau Paper Corp.(WPP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    WPP (LON:WPP)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at Citigroup in a research note issued on Thursday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    WPP (LON:WPP)‘s stock had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by stock analysts at Morgan Stanley in a report issued on Thursday.

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    Embattled WPP Group (WPP) CEO Martin Sorrell, no stranger to business news channels and fat annual compensation checks, has quit as CEO. Below is a statement from Sorrell obtained by TheStreet.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Starbucks Corporation(SBUX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) is barely growing in the United States as it tries to expand further into the fast-food business. McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD), on the other hand, has started to regain some of its same-store sales and revenue growth, partially due to its breakfast and coffee menu.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    After 111 years as a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has been replaced on the index by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.(NYSE: WBA). According to David Blitzer, managing director and chair of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, the change is part of an effort to increase value and prominence of consumer goods, finance, healthcare, and technology firms on the U.S. economy. GE is the last original member to be removed from the index. Shares of Boeing Co.(NYSE BA), DowDuPont Inc. (NYSE: DOW), and Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) are getting pounded on concerns that a full-blown trade war may accelerate and hurt major exporters to China. Yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced he may seek tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods. Trump has asked U.S. trade representatives to identify potential products on which the United States could implement a 10% tariff. Recent trade volatility has erased all gains in the Dow Jones in 2018. Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) has raised its bid forTwenty-FirstCentury Fox Inc.(NYSE: FOXA) assets to $71.3 billion in cash and stock. The new offer tops the $35 all-cash offer proposed last week by cable and telecom giant Comcast Corp.(Nasdaq: CMCSA).
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: MU, ORCL, SBUX
    Micron Technology Inc.(Nasdaq: MU) will lead a light day of earnings reports Wednesday. The Chinese semiconductor giant is expected to report earnings per share (EPS) of $3.14 on top of $7.75 billion in revenue. While markets will be interested in this report, the greater focus will likely center on the impact of U.S. tariffs on the company’s forward guidance. Oracle Corp.(NYSE: ORCL) stock was off 3.7% despite news that the cloud computing giant topped Wall Street earnings expectations yesterday. The firm reported adjusted EPS of $0.99 on top of $11.25 billion in revenue. Those numbers beat average expectations of $0.94 on $11.18 billion. The stock slumped after

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    As a business, Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) can already have a busy bathroom, as patrons line up to use the facilities. Those lines may get much longer, particularly in high-traffic areas. Starbucks has opened its bathrooms to anyone who wants to use them. That may be hard on customer service and undermine the Starbucks experience.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Many millions of people have a preferred vendor of coffee, and with more than 27,000 locations worldwide, Starbucks(NASDAQ:SBUX) leads the pack. So everything it does has an impact.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Yesterday, North Korean officials threatened to pull out of next month’s summit with President Donald Trump over demands tied to its nuclear weapons program. The announcement comes when tensions are already high over increasing inflation fears, Japan’s economic contraction, and uncertainty around trade between the U.S. and China. Markets are likely to continue to react with uncertainty as the global political climate continues to grow increasingly volatile. WTI crude oil remained near $71.00 despite concerns as markets look to the Energy Information Administration on the state of U.S. inventory levels. Oil prices have been under pressure after the U.S. announced it would pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. The American Petroleum Institute projected Tuesday that U.S. stocks increased by 4.9 million barrels to 435 million barrels. The EIA will release its official report later this morning.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: M, SBUX, AMZN
    Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) will lead another busy day of earnings reports. The retail company’s stock surged more than 12% this morning after a huge earnings report that crushed Wall Street expectations. The firm reported EPS of $0.48, topping expectations of $0.37 by 11 cents. The company also beat revenue expectations by roughly $100 million and experienced a huge jump in same-store sales. It doesn’t look like the U.S-China trade dispute will impact Starbucks Corporation (Nasdaq: SBUX). The coffee giant announced plans to build 3,000 new stores in China in the coming years. The company aims to double its store-front presence by the end of 2022 and hopes to double its profits and triple its revenue in the nation in the process. Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) is back in the news as it continues its slash-and-burn campaign against rival grocery store operators. This morning, the company announced it was slashing Whole Foods prices for its Prime members. The new price list includes 10% discounts on hundreds of items. The perks are rolling ou

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) has seen a tough run of things over the past year, and even just in 2018. And it appears that another cup of coffee wont do the trick to wake up Starbucks. The problem seems to be the company is slowing down more than anything. As a result, one key analyst decided to take a step back on the coffee giant.

Top Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

FuelCell Energy (NASDAQ: FCEL) is one of 25 public companies in the “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare FuelCell Energy to related companies based on the strength of its risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for FuelCell Energy and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FuelCell Energy 0 2 5 0 2.71
FuelCell Energy Competitors 43 279 456 12 2.55

FuelCell Energy presently has a consensus price target of $3.70, indicating a potential upside of 81.37%. As a group, “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies have a potential upside of 14.15%. Given FuelCell Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe FuelCell Energy is more favorable than its peers.

Top Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Wausau Paper Corp.(WPP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPTH) shares rose 29.5 percent to $2.15 in pre-market trading after reporting pre-clinical data demonstrating potential of Prexigebersen presented at the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting in Chicago.
    Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIEN) rose 16.7 percent to $12.90 in pre-market trading following the announcement of FDA approval for PMA supplement.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 13.5 percent to $2.95 in pre-market trading after climbing 14.04 percent on Wednesday.
    Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE: HMY) rose 5.6 percent to $2.09 in pre-market trading.
    Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) shares rose 5 percent to $62.32 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and raised its FY18 adjusted EBITDA outlook.
    Gold Fields Limited (ADR) (NYSE: GFI) shares rose 4.9 percent to $4.11 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.03 percent on Wednesday.
    ABB Ltd (NYSE: ABB) shares rose 4.3 percent to $24.47 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    WPP plc (NYSE: WPP) rose 4.2 percent to $82.99 in pre-market trading.
    American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) rose 4 percent to $98.95 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected profit for its first quarter.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) rose 3.4 percent to $27.30 in pre-market trading.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 3.4 percent to $167.95 in pre-market trading. Takada offered to buy Shire at £46.50 per share, Reuters reported.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) rose 3.1 percent to $16.43 in pre-market trading.
    iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) shares rose 3 percent to $63.66 in the pre-market trading session.

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    Embattled WPP Group (WPP) CEO Martin Sorrell, no stranger to business news channels and fat annual compensation checks, has quit as CEO. Below is a statement from Sorrell obtained by TheStreet.

Top Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Pentair plc.(PNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    WTI crude oil prices added 1.2% to hit $69.31 per barrel, while Brent crude added 1.4% to hit $74.50. The uptick came after Saudi Arabia hinted that it would like to see oil prices hit the top end of the $80 to $100 range. The key oil supplier has been working with other OPEC producers and Russia to support crude prices to reduce excessive global production. The nations’ agreement is expected to extend well into 2019 and potentially beyond that time frame.
    This morning, as it topped earnings expectations, Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) announced it will purchase the consumer health business of German pharma giant Merck KGaA (OTCMKTS: MKGAF) for nearly $4.2 billion. The deal will expand on P&G’s vitamins and health supplement business. This is the first deal made by P&G since activist investor Nelson Peltz won a board seat last year.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: PM, AXP, AMZN, COST
    Shares of Phillip Morris International Inc.(NYSE: PM) dropped 3.6% in pre-market hours after the company fell short of revenue expectations. Despite reporting earnings per share (EPS) of $1.00, a figure that topped estimates by $0.12, the firm fell short of the $7.02 billion in revenue forecasted by analysts.
    American Express Co.(NYSE: AXP) popped nearly 4% after the company easily topped Wall Street earnings after the bell Wednesday. The firm’s strategy to spend $2.35 billion on customer rewards promotions wooed a large amount of accounts and upgrades during the first three months of 2018. AXP reported EPS of $1.86 on top of $9.72 billion in revenue. Wall Street forecasted $1.71 per share on $9.20 billion.
    Amazon.com Inc.(Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus after two stunning revelations emerged from the company on Wednesday. CEO Jeff Bezos announced that the company has more subscribers to its Prime service than Costco Corp.(Nasdaq: COST), while the average Amazon employee earned under $30,000 in 2017.
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    The hot list:

    Align Technology (ALGN) (+22% revenue growth estimate) Amazon (AMZN) (+22%) Autodesk (ADSK) (+27%) Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) (+34%) Concho Resources (CXO) (+30%) Facebook (FB) (+27%) Netflix (NFLX) (+25%) Pentair (PNR) (+22%) Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) (+22)

    “Firms with high revenue growth should outperform the S&P 500 during the next 12 months as the index climbs by 6% to our target of 2875,” says Kostin. 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sound Shore Management Inc. CT reduced its stake in shares of Pentair (NYSE:PNR) by 11.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 2,239,543 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 281,506 shares during the period. Pentair makes up approximately 2.5% of Sound Shore Management Inc. CT’s holdings, making the stock its 26th biggest holding. Sound Shore Management Inc. CT’s holdings in Pentair were worth $152,580,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: UNIVERSAL INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC(UVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) extended Friday’s gains amid optimism for the action camera and drone specialist’s ongoing turnaround, while shares of Universal Insurance Holdings (NYSE:UVE) rallied on news of the waning storm in Florida.

Best Medical Stocks To Own For 2018

Bethesda, MD, based Investment company Absolute Investment Management Llc buys iShares Core S&P 500, iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond, Schwab US Aggregate Bond, United Parcel Service Inc, United States Natural Gas Fund LP, iShares Russell Mid-Cap, iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap, iShares Core S&P Small-Cap, Snap Inc, Schwab U.S. Large-Cap, sells SPDR Select Sector Fund – Health Care, ProShares Short MSCI Emerging Markets, Medical Properties Trust Inc, Vanguard FTSEEuropean, Putnam Managed Municipal Income Trust during the 3-months ended 2017-03-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Absolute Investment Management Llc. As of 2017-03-31, Absolute Investment Management Llc owns 105 stocks with a total value of $14 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: IVV, UNG, IJH, IWO, IWS, SCHX, SNAP, ZIXI, Added Positions: NOBL, SPY, MINT, AGG, SCHZ, UPS, IWR, IJR, GNE, AMLP, Reduced Positions: XLV, EUM, MPW, VGK, PMM, CCI, OHI, XLE, NZF, GLD, Sold Out: VNQ, KRE, AMT, DD, CUBI, KO, V, CERS, INO,

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Best Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Wausau Paper Corp.(WPP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPTH) shares rose 29.5 percent to $2.15 in pre-market trading after reporting pre-clinical data demonstrating potential of Prexigebersen presented at the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting in Chicago.
    Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIEN) rose 16.7 percent to $12.90 in pre-market trading following the announcement of FDA approval for PMA supplement.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 13.5 percent to $2.95 in pre-market trading after climbing 14.04 percent on Wednesday.
    Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE: HMY) rose 5.6 percent to $2.09 in pre-market trading.
    Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) shares rose 5 percent to $62.32 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and raised its FY18 adjusted EBITDA outlook.
    Gold Fields Limited (ADR) (NYSE: GFI) shares rose 4.9 percent to $4.11 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.03 percent on Wednesday.
    ABB Ltd (NYSE: ABB) shares rose 4.3 percent to $24.47 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    WPP plc (NYSE: WPP) rose 4.2 percent to $82.99 in pre-market trading.
    American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) rose 4 percent to $98.95 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected profit for its first quarter.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) rose 3.4 percent to $27.30 in pre-market trading.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 3.4 percent to $167.95 in pre-market trading. Takada offered to buy Shire at £46.50 per share, Reuters reported.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) rose 3.1 percent to $16.43 in pre-market trading.
    iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) shares rose 3 percent to $63.66 in the pre-market trading session.

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Best Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Capitol Federal Financial(CFFN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BankUnited (NYSE: BKU) and Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Best Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Agenus Inc.(AGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of Agenus Inc (NASDAQ:AGEN), a biopharmaceutical company developing cancer therapies, had fallen about 14.5% as of 3:20 p.m. EST on Wednesday. Investors weren’t too thrilled about its cancer vaccine’s recent clinical trial failure.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Attention bargain shoppers: There could be some deals in aisle biotech.Agenus Inc.(NASDAQ:AGEN)andRegeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN) dished out some disappointing losses in recent months, but the market’s reaction to recent events seems a bit overdone.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) dropped 9.8% during trading on Monday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The stock traded as low as $3.30 and last traded at $3.32. Approximately 2,421,286 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 53% from the average daily volume of 1,586,724 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.68.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Agenus (NASDAQ: AGEN) rose 22.99% to $3.37 after the company reported positive follow-on Phase 2 results for brain cancer vaccine.

    Aeropostale (NYSE: ARO) shares jumped 18.23% to $10.18 after private equity firm Sycamore Partners bought a 7.96% stake in the company.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) shares traded up 5.6% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $3.44 and last traded at $3.60. 39,070 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 97% from the average session volume of 1,431,827 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.41.

Best Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Saratoga Investment Corp(SAR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Saratoga Investment (NYSE:SAR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

    A number of other analysts have also issued reports on the stock. National Securities reiterated a neutral rating and set a $24.00 price target (up from $23.00) on shares of Saratoga Investment in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Saratoga Investment from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, B. Riley initiated coverage on shares of Saratoga Investment in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. They set a buy rating and a $23.50 price target on the stock. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Saratoga Investment presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $24.38.

Best Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Halyard Health, Inc.(HYH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nelson Hem]

    Medical products maker Halyard Health Inc (NYSE: HYH) stumbled after its spinoff from paper products giant Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE: KMB), according to “Halyard Health Shares Look Poised to Double” by David Englander. See why Barron’s thinks its shares could double as this Georgia-based company pursues acquisitions and expands its product lineup.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Renaissance Technologies LLC acquired a new position in Halyard Health (NYSE:HYH) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 9,805 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock, valued at approximately $453,000.

  • [By Nelson Hem]

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