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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019

CEO of Apollo Endosurgery Inc (NASDAQ:APEN) Todd Newton bought 72,727 shares of APEN on 06/20/2018 at an average price of $5.5 a share. The total cost of this purchase was $399,998.

Apollo Endosurgery Inc is a developer of medical devices in the United States. The company’s major focus area is obesity and gastrointestinal diseases. Apollo Endosurgery Inc has a market cap of $113.820 million; its shares were traded at around $6.50 with and P/S ratio of 1.43. Apollo Endosurgery Inc had annual average EBITDA growth of 44.30% over the past five years.

CEO Recent Trades:

CEO Todd Newton bought 72,727 shares of APEN stock on 06/20/2018 at the average price of $5.5. The price of the stock has increased by 18.18% since.

CFO Recent Trades:

CFO, Treasurer, Secretary Stefanie L. Cavanaugh bought 4,545 shares of APEN stock on 06/20/2018 at the average price of $5.5. The price of the stock has increased by 18.18% since.

Directors and Officers Recent Trades:

Director, 10% Owner Matthew S Crawford bought 363,500 shares of APEN stock on 06/20/2018 at the average price of $5.5. The price of the stock has increased by 18.18% since.

For the complete insider trading history of APEN, click here

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sanofi(SNY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Todd Campbell]

    A population of 741 million people makes Europe a huge market for drugmakers, yet most investors avoid European healthcare stocks in their portfolios. Is that a mistake? It could be, especially when it comes to Sanofi SA (NYSE:SNY), a French biopharma giant that’s trading at a reasonable valuation and offers a market-trouncing dividend yield.

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    If that’s not enough excitement for you, French drug maker Sanofi SA (NYSE:SNY) announced it’s buying Bioverativ (NASDAQ:BIVV) for $11.6 billion. The deal pushed BIVV shares up more than 60% by the closing bell.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    The ability to pick winners extends beyond MS. In 2017, Biogen spun off its rare bleeding disorder segment into a separate company that Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) acquired for a whopping $11.6 billion in cash earlier this year. Biogen also reported a rare disease drug that launched at the beginning of 2017, called Spinraza, that achieved a $1.5 billion annualized run rate during its fifth quarter since earning an FDA approval.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Alnylam’s partner, Sanofi (NYSE:SNY), is taking the lead on a phase 3 study of another experimental RNAi therapeutic, fitusiran, in treating hemophilia A and B. Sanofi now has global rights to the drug as a result of a restructuring of the two companies’ rare disease collaboration agreement signed in 2014. Alnylam stands to receive royalties between 15% and 30% of any future sales for fitusiran. 

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Williams-Sonoma Inc.(WSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    And with just a few smart plays in today’s classic stock picker’s market, you can pull in triple-digit gains with just a small investment.

    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TGT, LOW, NAVG
    Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) leads a busy day of earnings reports. The retail giant reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.47, a figure that topped expectations by 7 cents. The company beat revenue expectations, reported stronger same-store sales, and hiked its full-year forecast. Shares of TGT jumped 6.4% before the bell. Home improvement retail might be cooling off as higher interest rates put a dent into new-home sales. This morning, shares of Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW) dropped 0.7% after the company reported earnings. The firm reported adjusted earnings per share of $2.07, a figure that beat expectations by 5 cents. Despite topping revenue expectations, the firm reported weaker-than-expected same-store sales and slashed its full-year outlook. In deal news, shares of Navigators Group (Nasdaq: NAVG) popped nearly 9%. The firm agreed to be purchased by Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG) for $2.1 billion in cash. Look for additional earnings reports from L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB), Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE: WSM), Photronics Inc. (Nasdaq: PLAB), and Analog Devices Inc. (Nasdaq: ADI).

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  • [By Leo Sun]

    This move expands Walmart’s home furnishing business into the backyard of specialty home furnishing companies like Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM), which also owns Pottery Barn and West Elm. It also widens Walmart’s moat against Amazon, which is aggressively expanding into private-label products like consumer goods, apparel, and mattresses.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) recently rallied to a fresh 52-week high after the retailer’s second quarter numbers topped analyst estimates. 

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Retail companies are making news with earnings reports this week. Today, Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) and Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) both announced strong sales gains.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) shares surged 115.8 percent to $4.3591. Comstock reported conversion of the majority of its unsecured, short-term debt into non-convertible preferred equity.
    Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) jumped 38.2 percent to $3.0251 after the company disclosed that it achieved robust viral clearance for its manufacturing process.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) surged 26.7 percent to $61.40 after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) rose 18.9 percent to $2.58.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares gained 17.8 percent to $22.8009.
    The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) shares gained 17.5 percent to $21.07 after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.9 percent to $3.3613.
    Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) shares gained 15.5 percent to $3.35 after the board announced late Wednesday the election of four activist-backed director nominees. Three women and one man comprise the selected group championed by NGM Capital’s Nathan Miller and Kenosis Capital’s Peter O’Malley. Destination Maternity had advocated for another slate of three men and interim CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor. The new directors are Holly Alden, Marla Ryan, Anne-Charlotte Windal and Christopher Morgan.
    AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) rose 15 percent to $7.65.
    nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) gained 14.5 percent to $34.27 following Q1 results.
    Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHV) rose 14.3 percent to $11.4303.
    Bilibili Inc.. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares climbed 13.9 percent to $14.16 after announcing Q1 results.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) gained 13.2 percent to $2.91 after an amended 13D filing from Steel Partners Holdings shows a raised stake in the company from 6.99 million shares to 29.98 million shares, or a 17.8 percent stake.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) gained 13.1
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
    Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) reported upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter on Thursday.
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc.(SERV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    ServiceMaster (NYSE:SERV) stock is up a good 15.1% as of 11:35 a.m. EST after the company reported earnings below estimates for fiscal fourth-quarter 2018 but surpassed expectations for revenue.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ServiceMaster (NYSE:SERV) insider Timothy M. Haynes sold 55,363 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.18, for a total transaction of $2,944,204.34. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Servicemaster Global Holdings Inc (NYSE:SERV) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $59.70 and last traded at $59.03, with a volume of 15886 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $59.62.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ServiceMaster (NYSE:SERV)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $55.63 and last traded at $54.76, with a volume of 207508 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $55.35.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB raised its stake in Servicemaster Global Holdings Inc (NYSE:SERV) by 33.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 15,711 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,900 shares during the period. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB’s holdings in Servicemaster Global were worth $799,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Farmer Brothers Company(FARM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Farmer Bros Co (NASDAQ:FARM) CEO Michael H. Keown sold 23,333 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.03, for a total transaction of $654,023.99. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 68,405 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,917,392.15. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Farmer Brothers (NASDAQ:FARM) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Farmer Brothers (NASDAQ:FARM) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $23.60 and last traded at $24.15, with a volume of 728 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $23.70.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Farmer Brothers (NASDAQ:FARM) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallSep. 11, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Loxo Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOXO) rose 17.1 percent to $163.30 in pre-market trading as the company disclosed that LOXO-292 Phase 1 trial abstract was selected for 'Best of ASCO'.
    CytomX Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTMX) rose 11.5 percent to $27.15 in pre-market trading after the company announced presentations at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) rose 12.3 percent to $5.47 in pre-market trading after reporting narrower-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares rose 7.1 percent to $3.62 in the pre-market trading session.
    Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ: BZUN) shares rose 5.8 percent to $47.65 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) rose 5.5 percent to $46.00 in pre-market trading.
    Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) rose 5.3 percent to $40.50 in pre-market trading after The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB) announced agreement to acquire all public equity of Williams Partners in a $10.5 billion deal.
    Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS) shares rose 4.6 percent to $2.72 in pre-market trading after surging 12.55 percent on Wednesday.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) rose 4.5 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.66 percent on Wednesday.
    Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) rose 4.1 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after climbing 7.90 percent on Wednesday.
    Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) rose 4 percent to $7.70 in pre-market trading.

     

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    If Coca-Cola intends to stay focused on coffee for the time being, perhaps Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) could be a potential target. This distributor of coffee and other beverage and food products sports a market cap near $500 million.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wesbanco Bank Inc. grew its position in shares of PNC Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:PNC) by 12.3% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 80,250 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 8,777 shares during the quarter. Wesbanco Bank Inc.’s holdings in PNC Financial Services Group were worth $12,137,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Shah Gilani]

    It doesn’t matter that other banks like JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC), and The PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: PNC) don’t force-place insurance on their auto loan customers.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: PNC) is set to report its third-quarter results before the opening bell on Friday. The analysts’ consensus estimates call for EPS of $2.73 and $4.35 billion in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $138.52 on Friday’s close. The consensus price target is $158.91, and the stock has a 52-week range of $130.46 to $163.59.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Friday was The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) which traded down about 4% at $145.63. The stock’s 52-week range is $115.45 to $163.59. Volume was over 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.3 million.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Earnings season will kick into high gear today with the release of multiple reports from three of the nation’s top financial institutions. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC), and Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) will all be in the spotlight today. U.S. President Donald Trump could be shaking up trade policy. However, it isn’t NAFTA or tariffs with China that are headlining the story. According to reports, Trump has requested his advisors explore American reentry into the Transpacific Partnership (TPP). President Trump pulled the United States out of TPP shortly following his inauguration. The recommendation comes after lawmakers from ag-producing states discussed the impact of leaving the deal with the administration. The decision to reenter the TPP would be very valuable to states that produce the bulk of U.S. wheat given that it would allow exporters to avoid tariffs of $65 per tonne to Japan, which is the largest export market for American wheat. Leading nations of the pact, such as Japan and Australia, reacted coolly to the president’s pivot but did not rule out the possibility of American reentry. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) is still in focus across the financial world. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress two times this week to address his firm’s ongoing data scandal involving consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. Congress’ failure to understand how the Internet works and Facebook’s business model was on full display, but Zuckerberg was able to maintain his composure as he answered questions over the two-day period.
    Stocks to Watch Today: JPM, WFC, C
    Shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) are in focus as the bank prepares to report Q1 earnings before the bell. JPM stock added 1.1% despite falling short of profit expectations. Wall Street anticipated that the firm would report earnings per share (EPS) of $2.28 on top of $27.53 billion in revenue. The firm reported EPS of $2.26; however, it reported

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: La-Z-Boy Incorporated(LZB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    According to Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani, we shouldn’t be surprised. Here’s what you need to know to stay out ahead of the next major crash.

    Three Stocks to Watch Today: ORCL, FDX, GME
    Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) will lead a slim roster of earnings reports on Tuesday. Wall Street anticipates that the cloud computing giant will report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.94 on top of $11.20 billion in revenue. FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) will report earnings after the bell. Wall Street anticipates that the shipping giant will report EPS of $5.71 on top of $17.19 billion in revenue. But forget the earnings report. As we noted this week, a major standoff is about to push FDX stock through the roof. Learn more about this huge profit potential. Shares of GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) will look to continue their momentum thanks to buyout interest. Multiple media outlets report that private equity companies are exploring potential deals that would take the video game retailer private in the near future. Shares of the Texas-based firm gained nearly 9% yesterday. According to Reuters, Sycamore Partners is one of the firms interested in a potential takeover. Look for an additional earnings report from La-Z-Boy Inc. (NYSE: LZB). The average analyst projection calls for EPS of $0.64 on top of $426.75 million in revenue.

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE:LZB) were up 12.6% as of 1:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday after the furniture producer announced strong fiscal first-quarter 2019 results.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Stocks to Watch Today: HSBC, NAVI, LUV
    Shares of HSBC Holdings Plc. (NYSE: HSBC) fell more than 2% in pre-market hours. The slide came after the bank announced that it anticipated “a weaker global economic outlook.” The bank also issued a warning about the upcoming Brexit and said that many of its customers in the United Kingdom are “understandably cautious about the immediate future.” The firm also issued a weaker earnings report than expected. The company to watch today is Navient Corp. (NASDAQ: NAVI), which is the largest student loan servicer in the country. Sallie Mae spun off the company in 2013. It has 12 million customers and services about $300 billion in loans. While no one likes student loans, a few key metrics show this stock is a raging buy right now. Here’s what you need to know to get your trading week started. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is under scrutiny from the Federal Aviation Administration. According to reports, a probe is underway on whether the company has failed to calculate checked baggage loads on flights correctly. The Wall Street Journal reports that several planes carried 1,000 pounds of cargo more than what was listed on flight paperwork. Look for earnings reports from Advance Auto Parts Inc. (NYSE: AAP), Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL), La-Z-Boy Inc. (NYSE: LZB), LendingClub Corp. (NYSE: LC), and Texas Roadhouse Inc. (NASDAQ: TXRH).

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Dupont Fabros Technology, Inc.(DFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DigiFinexToken (CURRENCY:DFT) traded 0.6% lower against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM Eastern on March 8th. One DigiFinexToken token can currently be purchased for about $0.17 or 0.00004327 BTC on exchanges. During the last week, DigiFinexToken has traded 12.7% higher against the U.S. dollar. DigiFinexToken has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $984,872.00 worth of DigiFinexToken was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    DigiFinexToken (CURRENCY:DFT) traded down 9.8% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 0:00 AM Eastern on September 19th. One DigiFinexToken token can now be purchased for about $0.20 or 0.00003197 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. During the last seven days, DigiFinexToken has traded 30.7% lower against the dollar. DigiFinexToken has a market cap of $0.00 and $858,232.00 worth of DigiFinexToken was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DraftCoin (CURRENCY:DFT) traded up 4.5% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on September 1st. DraftCoin has a total market capitalization of $623,381.00 and approximately $26,777.00 worth of DraftCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One DraftCoin coin can now be bought for $0.0779 or 0.00001084 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinExchange and YoBit. Over the last week, DraftCoin has traded 3.1% lower against the US dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DraftCoin (CURRENCY:DFT) traded 1.5% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 9:00 AM Eastern on October 9th. During the last seven days, DraftCoin has traded 0.7% lower against the U.S. dollar. DraftCoin has a total market cap of $185,310.00 and approximately $3,088.00 worth of DraftCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One DraftCoin coin can now be bought for about $0.0231 or 0.00000351 BTC on exchanges including CoinExchange, YoBit and Coindeal.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: B2Gold Corp(BTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CIBC World Markets Inc. reduced its holdings in B2Gold Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:BTG) (TSE:BTO) by 10.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 572,525 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 64,714 shares during the period. CIBC World Markets Inc. owned approximately 0.06% of B2Gold worth $1,563,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for BTG (LON: BTG):

    9/7/2018 – BTG had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. 9/7/2018 – BTG had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital. 9/4/2018 – BTG had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. 9/4/2018 – BTG had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a GBX 645 ($8.40) price target on the stock. 8/21/2018 – BTG had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a GBX 650 ($8.47) price target on the stock. 8/9/2018 – BTG had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They now have a GBX 640 ($8.34) price target on the stock. 8/9/2018 – BTG had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital. 8/1/2018 – BTG had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. 7/19/2018 – BTG had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

    Shares of BTG stock opened at GBX 558.50 ($7.27) on Monday. BTG plc has a one year low of GBX 559.82 ($7.29) and a one year high of GBX 784 ($10.21).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    B2Gold Corp. (TSE:BTO) (NYSE:BTG) – Research analysts at National Bank Financial issued their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of B2Gold in a report released on Wednesday, August 15th. National Bank Financial analyst D. Demarco anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $0.05 for the quarter. National Bank Financial currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $6.50 target price on the stock. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for B2Gold’s FY2020 earnings at $0.30 EPS.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Bank of the Ozarks(OZRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lessened its stake in shares of Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) by 3.2% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 196,473 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 6,499 shares during the quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company’s holdings in Bank Of The Ozarks were worth $9,484,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephen Mack]

    Bank of the Ozarks Inc. (Nasdaq: OZRK) began in 1903 with a community bank in Jasper, Ark. Now headquartered in Little Rock, the company operates more than 255 locations in the southeast, as well as in California, Texas, and New York.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ: OZRK)Q2 2018 Bank Of The Ozarks Earnings CallJul. 12, 2018, 3:00 pm ET

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

    Operator

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd(RDY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    The third reason behind Celgene’s low valuation is a potential threat to the biotech’s top drug Revlimid. Celgene is fighting a patent challenge over Revlimid from Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (NYSE:RDY). The hematology drug currently generates 63% of Celgene’s total revenue. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories (NYSE:RDY) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    Regenxbio (NASDAQ:RGNX) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.97 per share on revenue of $2.91 billion.
    Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $3.95 billion.
    The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $8.47 billion.
    AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $13.01 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE: DY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $734.86 million.
    Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $425.42 million.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $124.17 million.
    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.93 per share on revenue of $715.15 million.
    Radcom Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDCM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $718.59 million.
    Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $718.96 million.
    CYREN Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYRN) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $7.72 million.
    Ferroglobe PLC (NYSE: GSM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $559.15 million.
    Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited (NYSE: RDY) is estimated to report earnings for its fourth quarter.
    BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ: BLRX) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share.
    Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $1.58 billion.

     

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Investors’ biggest worry about Celgene is that it might not have as much time as hoped to replace the revenue that Revlimid generates: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (NYSE:RDY) is challenging Celgene’s patents for Revlimid.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019

Marijuana stocks are on fire, and it’s certainly not hard to understand why. Euphoria is exceptionally high (pardon the pun) with Canada set to legalize the sale and consumption of recreational marijuana exactly five weeks from today. A legal weed industry is one that could bring in billions of dollars annually, which is a big reason why investors have pushed marijuana stock valuations into the stratosphere.

But, as you can imagine, no two pot stocks are alike. While some have simply risen with the tide, others have really stood out, perhaps none more so than medical cannabis producer Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY).

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Tilray certainly hasn’t struggled to make a name for itself in 2018. It became the first Canadian pot stock in history to go the initial public offering route on a reputable U.S. exchange in July, and then promptly skyrocketed more than 470% from its $17-per-share offering price in less than a two-month period. Suffice it to say, that’s an easy way to win over marijuana stock investors.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Brightcove Inc.(BCOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: KAR Auction Services, Inc(KAR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of used- and salvaged-car auction operator KAR Auction Services (NYSE:KAR) plunged 19.5% in early Wednesday trading, following a disappointing earnings report Tuesday evening. That’s the bad news. The good news is that as of 2 p.m. EST, KAR shares had recovered at least some of their losses and were down “only” 11.2%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE:KAR) – Equities researchers at Northcoast Research reduced their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of KAR Auction Services in a research report issued on Wednesday, May 9th. Northcoast Research analyst J. Healy now expects that the specialty retailer will post earnings of $0.72 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.73.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Trimble Navigation Limited(TRMB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) was downgraded by Goldman Sachs Group from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: “BlackRock Inc. Buys 489,499 Shares of Trimble Inc (TRMB)” was first posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this article on another website, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of United States and international copyright laws. The correct version of this article can be accessed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4192928/blackrock-inc-buys-489499-shares-of-trimble-inc-trmb.html.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday morning. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.81-1.89 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.77. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.14-3.19 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.11 billion.Trimble also updated its Q3 guidance to $0.43-0.47 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: American River Bankshares(AMRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    American River Bank (NASDAQ:AMRB) Director Kimberly Ann Box sold 2,900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.64, for a total transaction of $45,356.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 15,824 shares in the company, valued at $247,487.36. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American River Bankshares earned a news sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.2596868001921 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    American River Bank (NASDAQ:AMRB) CEO David E. Ritchie, Jr. bought 2,250 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 7th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $15.65 per share, for a total transaction of $35,212.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 20,987 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $328,446.55. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive 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 -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American River Bankshares earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.1394778410181 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB) – Equities researchers at FIG Partners boosted their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for American River Bankshares in a research report issued on Tuesday, January 29th. FIG Partners analyst T. Coffey now anticipates that the financial services provider will earn $0.27 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.26. FIG Partners also issued estimates for American River Bankshares’ FY2019 earnings at $1.19 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.43 EPS.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Tele Celular Sul Participacoes S.A.(TSU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Trisura Group (TSE:TSU) insider David James Clare acquired 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 16th. The stock was acquired at an average price of C$25.22 per share, with a total value of C$252,200.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Trisura Group Ltd (TSE:TSU) insider Partners Value Investments Lp acquired 15,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 27th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of C$27.20 per share, for a total transaction of C$427,040.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TIM Participacoes (NYSE: TSU) and Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Spirent Communications (NYSE: TSU) and TIM Participacoes (NYSE:TSU) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Reading International Inc(RDI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Peel Hunt restated their buy rating on shares of RDI Reit (LON:RDI) in a report published on Thursday.

    RDI stock opened at GBX 32.50 ($0.42) on Thursday. RDI Reit has a fifty-two week low of GBX 33.25 ($0.43) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 40.95 ($0.53).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RDI Reit (LON:RDI) had its price target upped by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from GBX 41 ($0.54) to GBX 205 ($2.68) in a report released on Wednesday. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: ACNB Corporation(ACNB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of ACNB (NASDAQ:ACNB) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ACNB (NASDAQ:ACNB) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of ACNB (NASDAQ:ACNB) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Tuesday morning.

    NASDAQ ACNB opened at $36.80 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.95, a current ratio of 0.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56. The stock has a market capitalization of $261.84 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.53 and a beta of 0.34. ACNB has a 12-month low of $26.80 and a 12-month high of $41.45.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc. lowered its holdings in shares of ACNB Co. (NASDAQ:ACNB) by 11.8% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 15,000 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 2,000 shares during the period. John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in ACNB were worth $439,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about ACNB (NASDAQ:ACNB) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ACNB earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.0764149252742 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: REC Silicon ASA (REC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Regalcoin (REC) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the
    X11 hashing algorithm. Its launch date was September 28th, 2017. Regalcoin’s total supply is 16,491,413 coins and its circulating supply is 12,799,009 coins. The Reddit community for Regalcoin is /r/RegalCoin and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. Regalcoin’s official Twitter account is @regalcoinx and its Facebook page is accessible here. The official website for Regalcoin is regalcoin.co.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Regalcoin (CURRENCY:REC) traded up 10.1% against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on February 7th. One Regalcoin coin can now be purchased for about $0.0047 or 0.00000139 BTC on popular exchanges including YoBit, CoinExchange and BTC-Alpha. Regalcoin has a total market capitalization of $60,267.00 and $9.00 worth of Regalcoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, Regalcoin has traded down 2.2% against the US dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Regalcoin (CURRENCY:REC) traded up 5.2% against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on May 27th. Regalcoin has a total market cap of $496,466.00 and $1,256.00 worth of Regalcoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, Regalcoin has traded 1.9% higher against the U.S. dollar. One Regalcoin coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0388 or 0.00000529 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including BTC-Alpha, CoinExchange and YoBit.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Williams-Sonoma Inc.(WSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
    Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) reported upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter on Thursday.
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    IFP Advisors Inc lifted its stake in shares of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) by 108.0% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,504 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after acquiring an additional 781 shares during the quarter. IFP Advisors Inc’s holdings in Williams-Sonoma were worth $75,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Bed Bath & Beyond has struggled to retain younger and upscale shoppers, who seem to favor Williams-Sonoma’s (NYSE:WSM) namesake, Pottery Barn, and West Elm stores. That’s a big part of why analysts expect Williams-Sonoma’s revenue and earnings to rise 7% and 20%, respectively, this year.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    This move expands Walmart’s home furnishing business into the backyard of specialty home furnishing companies like Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM), which also owns Pottery Barn and West Elm. It also widens Walmart’s moat against Amazon, which is aggressively expanding into private-label products like consumer goods, apparel, and mattresses.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Mercury Systems Inc(MRCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mercury Systems Inc (NASDAQ:MRCY) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $52.00.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Mercury Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) were down 10.2% as of 2:20 p.m. EDT Wednesday after the defense electronics contractor announced weaker-than-expected fiscal third-quarter 2018 results.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) were down 19 percent to $34.7483 as the company posted downbeat Q3 results.

    HFF, Inc. (NYSE: HF) was down, falling around 13 percent to $40.90 following weaker-than-expected quarterly results.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wrapmanager Inc. bought a new stake in Mercury Systems Inc (NASDAQ:MRCY) in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 9,543 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $363,000.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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BP Plc plans to acquire the U.K.’s largest electric vehicle charging company, the latest in a string of acquisitions by major oil companies in the growing market for greener transport.

The British oil major entered into an agreement to buy Chargemaster, which has 6,500 charging points across the U.K. It didn’t disclose terms of the deal, but BP has previously said it plans to spend about $500 million a year on clean energy.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc(HMNY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Helios and Matheson Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) fell by about 22% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $0.63 after closing at $0.79 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $38.86. Volume of about 25 million was more more than three times the daily average of about 7.4 million. The company said in a Monday SEC filing that it needs to raise more cash to prop up its MoviePass business. The stock is close to a its nine-and-a-half year low and is taking aim at its lowest close since becoming a public company in 1997. https://247wallst.com/media/2018/05/08/moviepass-needs-more-cash-or-else/

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ:HMNY) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $1.43 and last traded at $2.11, with a volume of 2419100 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.11.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The subscription service is controlled by Helios & Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY), which owns about 81% of MoviePass stock.

    MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe commented:

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MBIA, Inc.(MBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market finished lower on Friday, with triple-digit losses for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and modest declines of as much as half a percent for other major benchmarks. A mix of economic and political news kept investors on their toes to end the week, as fears of a possible attack on Syria watered down some of the potential upside that could have stemmed from solid earnings results from the banking sector during the morning. Even though many investors have pretty positive expectations going into earnings season, some companies suffered from disappointing news that sent their shares lower. Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET), Dropbox (NASDAQ:DBX), and MBIA (NYSE:MBI) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MBIA Inc. (NYSE:MBI) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 13,349 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,714% compared to the average daily volume of 736 call options.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Monster Byte (CURRENCY:MBI) traded up 32.2% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 8:00 AM E.T. on June 8th. Monster Byte has a market cap of $851,113.00 and $940.00 worth of Monster Byte was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Monster Byte token can now be purchased for about $0.0506 or 0.00000668 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. In the last week, Monster Byte has traded flat against the dollar.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(ATNM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:ATNM) shares saw unusually-strong trading volume on Monday . Approximately 6,705,500 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 577% from the previous session’s volume of 990,819 shares.The stock last traded at $0.63 and had previously closed at $0.50.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: New Century Bancorp Inc.(NC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) and NACCO Industries (NYSE:NC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MSA Safety Incorporporated(MSA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Mine Safety Appliances (NYSE:MSA) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the six research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $97.33.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mine Safety Appliances (NYSE: MSA) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Surgical appliances & supplies” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Mine Safety Appliances to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about MSA Safety (NYSE:MSA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MSA Safety earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.5089052622113 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Timberland Bancorp Inc.(TSBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Timberland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSBK) declared a None dividend on Tuesday, April 24th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Friday, May 11th will be paid a dividend of 0.23 per share by the savings and loans company on Friday, May 25th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.61%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 10th.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NTN Buzztime, Inc.(NTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Omnicom Group Inc.(OMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Highbridge Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) by 3,014.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 14,571 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 15,071 shares during the quarter. Highbridge Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Omnicom Group were worth $1,059,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Omicron (CURRENCY:OMC) traded flat against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 18:00 PM ET on May 21st. One Omicron coin can currently be purchased for $0.13 or 0.00001569 BTC on major exchanges. Over the last week, Omicron has traded 2.8% lower against the dollar. Omicron has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Omicron was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    New York State Common Retirement Fund cut its stake in Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) by 1.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 566,726 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 7,045 shares during the quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned approximately 0.25% of Omnicom Group worth $41,184,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Baird Financial Group Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 71,374 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $5,187,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC) and Publicis Groupe (OTCMKTS:PUBGY) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Williams-Sonoma Inc.(WSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM)are surging today, up 11% as of 10:27 a.m. EDT, after the specialty retailer of high-quality home furnishing products announced strong fiscal first-quarter 2018 results.

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    As major indices continue to trade near record highs it has become more difficult to hunt down valuable stocks at cheap prices. But if you can find those stocks, and if those stocks happen to boast a dividend yield of 3%, it gives investors an opportunity for solid returns at a time when many stocks are overpriced. Both Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) and Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) offer investors just that opportunity. Here’s why.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
    Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) reported upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter on Thursday.
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Horizon Global Corporation(HZN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    OmniTek Engineering (OTCMKTS: OMTK) and Horizon Global (NYSE:HZN) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Horizon Global (NYSE:HZN) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $15.08.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Horizon Global(NYSE:HZN)reported its first-quarter results on May 3. The provider ofbranded towing and trailering equipment had already warned investors that it was going through tough times but promised that it would take action to fix its problems.Let’s dig into the company’s results to see if those actions are starting to pay off.

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Gold Fields (NYSE: GFI) will, like all gold stocks, profit from rising gold prices. But Gold Fields will also perform well when gold prices remain stable or decline thanks to:

a strong balance sheet, the expected growth in production and the foreseen decline in its production costs. The Belgian Dentist and gold stocks

The archetypal Belgian dentist is known to be a “tax-efficient” investor. For years, a lot of gold stock IDRs (International Depositary Receipts) were quoted on the Belgian stock exchange. The fact that those IDRs were not registered, but bearer shares enabled the Belgian dentists to avoid paying dividend taxes. By the way, one of those IDRs was Gold Fields.

Time for value?

I’m not telling something new when I say that the US stock market is not cheap. The numbers in Exhibit 1 speak for themselves.

Exhibit 1: Worldwide valuations

foreign investment: Neptune Technologies & Bioresources Inc(NEPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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foreign investment: Snap-On Incorporated(SNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Swiss National Bank lowered its position in shares of Snap-on (NYSE:SNA) by 13.9% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 183,800 shares of the company’s stock after selling 29,700 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank owned 0.32% of Snap-on worth $27,118,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Thursday ended in the red for most major benchmarks on Wall Street, with the Dow trading down by triple digits at times before climbing back toward the close. After having bounced back sharply in recent days, stocks seemed to lose upward momentum, and interest rate fears returned to the market. The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond once again moved above the 2.9% mark, and shorter-term Treasurys had yields reach levels they haven’t seen in years. Yet even though the overall market was ready to take a break, some companies still enjoyed good news that lifted their shares. Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE:BK), Snap-on (NYSE:SNA), and Rigel Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RIGL) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID reduced its stake in Snap-on (NYSE:SNA) by 0.3% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 154,025 shares of the company’s stock after selling 440 shares during the quarter. Snap-on makes up approximately 2.3% of Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s holdings, making the stock its 14th biggest holding. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s holdings in Snap-on were worth $22,725,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

foreign investment: Williams-Sonoma Inc.(WSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    As major indices continue to trade near record highs it has become more difficult to hunt down valuable stocks at cheap prices. But if you can find those stocks, and if those stocks happen to boast a dividend yield of 3%, it gives investors an opportunity for solid returns at a time when many stocks are overpriced. Both Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) and Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) offer investors just that opportunity. Here’s why.

foreign investment: Citrix Systems Inc.(CTXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CIBC Asset Management Inc lowered its stake in shares of Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS) by 5.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 19,564 shares of the cloud computing company’s stock after selling 1,023 shares during the period. CIBC Asset Management Inc’s holdings in Citrix Systems were worth $1,816,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Stock in digital workspace systems providerCitrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) rose 10.8% inApril, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) had a very clear crossover to the upside on April 11, and since that day's close the stock is up 15 percent. This one is interesting also because the two moving averages have also recently diverged even further, indicating that the uptrend has only gotten stronger since the company posted an excellent Q1 earnings and Q2 guidance report that came in well above Wall Street's expectations. 

foreign investment: Sage Therapeutics, Inc.(SAGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a poor day on Wall Street, as the Dow Jones Industrials fell 200 points and other major benchmarks lost about 1%. Rising bond yields were a major source of consternation among those following the financial markets, with the 10-year Treasury hitting 2.95% and helping to send mortgage rates sharply higher. Even though earnings season has gone fairly well for many companies, some investors are also starting to realize that political issues are likely to cloud the outlook for the U.S. economy in the coming months, creating more uncertainty that could stymie further market gains. Some bad news affecting individual companies also added to the negative mood. Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK), ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN), and Sage Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SAGE) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By ]

    Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) : “Let’s wait and see. I can’t bless it until I see more from them.”

    AbbVie (ABBV) : “I want to stay away from controversy. I like Eli Lilly (LLY) .”

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on Geron (GERN) , Mitek Systems (MITK) , AK Steel Holding (AKS) , Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) and AbbVie (ABBV) .

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Buy-dip on several “Potential Blockbusters” Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIMT), Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOLD), AveXis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVXS), Bluebird Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUE), Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR), and Sage Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAGE) are buy-dip candidates given their bullish trends and favorable technical patterns. Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICPT), Prothena Corp. PLC (NASDAQ: PRTA), Tesaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRO) and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE) have bearish set-ups. Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HRTX) is bigger picture bullish, but may correct further on a move below $19.55. Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS) has bearish set-up and bulls need to push above $69 to invalidate.

foreign investment: VirnetX Holding Corp(VHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Late Tuesday, a federal court jury in the eastern district of Texas awarded VirnetX Holding Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN: VHC) $502.6 million in a case that VirnetX brought against Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) regarding infringement of VirnetX patents and patented technology.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    VHC traded up $0.10 on Tuesday, hitting $4.10. 918,663 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 270,649. VirnetX has a 12 month low of $2.03 and a 12 month high of $8.75.

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Hot Stocks For 2018

I thought you could make a tax-free rollover from retirement savings into a health savings account, but my 401(k) administrator says that I cant roll over my 401(k) into an HSA.

See Also: FAQs About Health Savings Accounts

You can make a tax-free rollover into an HSA from an IRA, but not from a 401(k), 457 or other retirement plan. However, if you have a 401(k) from a former employer, you may be able to make the move in two steps: Roll it over into an IRA first, then make a tax-free direct transfer from the IRA into your HSA.

You can then use the money in the HSA tax-free for medical expenses in any year. If you take money out of a traditional IRA to pay medical expenses (or anything else), youll have to pay taxes on the withdrawal and may have to pay a 10 percent penalty if youre under 59陆 (you can make penalty-free IRA withdrawals for medical expenses that are more than 10 percent of your adjusted gross income for the year, or more than 7.5 percent if you are 65 or older).

Hot Stocks For 2018: Revlon, Inc.(REV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

Hot Stocks For 2018: Williams-Sonoma Inc.(WSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    As major indices continue to trade near record highs it has become more difficult to hunt down valuable stocks at cheap prices. But if you can find those stocks, and if those stocks happen to boast a dividend yield of 3%, it gives investors an opportunity for solid returns at a time when many stocks are overpriced. Both Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) and Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) offer investors just that opportunity. Here’s why.

Hot Stocks For 2018: Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.(CMG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) shares saw a handy gain on Wednesday after the burrito chain announced that it would be adding a new executive. Specifically, the firm said that it would be adding Chris Brandt as its chief marketing officer in the coming month, replacing Mark Crumpacker, who left Chipotle last week.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) which traded down roughly 4% at $330.18. The stocks 52-week range is $263.00 to $499.00. Volume was 1.4 million, compared with the daily average of 1.3 million shares.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 22.6 percent to $3.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 23.2 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) rose 21.2 percent to $5.77 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a deal to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota from Arkoma, Williston Drilling for about $620 million. The company also announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 13.7 percent to $386.00 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Quantenna Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTNA) shares rose 12.6 percent to $14.70 in pre-market trading. Quantenna is expected to release Q1 results on April 30..
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 11.1 percent to $37.50 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 10.4 percent to $29.00 in pre-market trading after reporting strong Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) rose 9.8 percent to $250.00 in pre-market trading following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 9.4 percent to $10.62 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS) rose 9.1 percent to $7.22 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE: TWO).
    GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) rose 8.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) shares rose 7.6 percent to $251.2
  • [By ]

    Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) : “I think the recovery is for real. They had a good conference call.”

    Bank of Internet (BOFI) : “I would hold that. I do like the major banks more right here.”

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Moving on to foodstuffs, PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMG) were among those reporting earnings. PEP earnings beat estimates, but its North America beverage division "continues to work through some challenges," CEO Indra Nooyi said in this morning's call. CMG, however, seemed to crush it, reporting earnings of $2.13 a share versus analyst estimate of $1.53. CMG shares rose over 14 percent in the pre-market.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is set to release its most recent quarterly results on Wednesday. The consensus forecast calls for $1.58 in EPS and $1.15 billion in revenue. Shares traded on Fridays close at $331.95. The consensus price target is $311.68, and the 52-week range is $247.52 to $499.00.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now

In 1962, a successful young fund manager named Warren Buffett began buying sleepy New England textile firm Berkshire Hathaway.

He wasn’t interested in the textile business itself, just in the firm’s cash. While the business wasn’t growing, Berkshire generated copious free cash flow and had plants, equipment, and land that could be liquidated to provide even more cash.

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: SITO Mobile, Ltd.(SITO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Birchview Capital LP lifted its position in shares of SITO Mobile (NASDAQ:SITO) by 16.7% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 140,000 shares of the Wireless communications provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 20,000 shares during the period. SITO Mobile accounts for 0.4% of Birchview Capital LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 25th biggest holding. Birchview Capital LP’s holdings in SITO Mobile were worth $563,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Tetra Technologies, Inc.(TTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tetra Technologies (NYSE: TTI) and Chaparral Energy (OTCMKTS:CHPE) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: SVB Financial Group(SIVB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) stunned Wall Street with its first quarter earnings report. The bank holding company earned $195 million in the first quarter, a 92% increase from the year ago period. It also raised guidance for the remainder of the year, raising its outlook for growth in loans, deposits, net interest income, and more.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) reported first-quarter earnings that exceeded expectations throughout the business. The holding company for Silicon Valley Bank, which specializes in providing banking services to entrepreneurs and private equity firms, beat estimates on both the top and bottom lines. As of 10:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, the stock was up by nearly 18%.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) jumped 46.7 percent to $16.1331. The low-float small-cap clinical stage gene therapy company saw its stock rally nearly 150 percent from Monday through Thursday. Formal news hasn't been announced this week that would support a triple-digit percentage rally (including more than 200 percent at one point on Thursday) but the quiet period following its initial public offering will expire on May 8.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares gained 24.7 percent to $36.17. Celyad reported the publication of THINK study case report of CYAD-01 Induced Complete Remission in relapsed/refractory AML patient in haematologica.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares jumped 23.2 percent to $39.00 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.
    eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) gained 21.8 percent to $19.58 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) climbed 20.4 percent to $27.20 following Q1 results.
    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares jumped 18.2 percent to $304.135 following strong quarterly results.
    Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) gained 13.9 percent to $12.70 as the company reported Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) gained 13.8 percent to $17.36.
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 11.8 percent to $2.336 after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) shares surged 11.7 percent to $11.75 after the company announced 'successful completion of interim analysis' for FORWARD I Phase 3 mirvetuximab soravtansine trial.
    Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOX) gained 9.5 percent to $12.70.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 8.5 percent to $115.3801 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 8.3 percent to $6.50. The stock moved higher after a Reuters report suggested ongoing merger talks with T-M
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc. bought a new stake in shares of SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 3,810 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $914,000.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares were also up, gaining 19 percent to $305.90 following strong quarterly results.

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Williams-Sonoma Inc.(WSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    As major indices continue to trade near record highs it has become more difficult to hunt down valuable stocks at cheap prices. But if you can find those stocks, and if those stocks happen to boast a dividend yield of 3%, it gives investors an opportunity for solid returns at a time when many stocks are overpriced. Both Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) and Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) offer investors just that opportunity. Here’s why.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: The Descartes Systems Group Inc.(DSGX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Descartes Systems Group (NASDAQ:DSGX) (TSE:DSG) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report issued on Thursday.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Caleres, Inc.(CAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018

Two former ministers in Zimbabwe who are facing charges of criminal abuse of office have been granted bail by a magistrate.

Former Energy Minister Samuel Undenge and former Foreign Affairs Minister Walter Mzembi, who were arrested on Friday, were granted $300 and $400 bail respectively by Magistrate Elisha Singano in the capital, Harare. Singano ordered them to report to police once weekly and not to interfere with investigations.

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Mzembi is accused of donating television sets worth $2 million to churches; the government had bought them to promote the soccer World Cup in 2010.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V.(CX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    CEMEX SAB de C.V. (NYSE: CX) has had a rough year, with much of the ongoing trade war risks putting Mexico at risk due to NAFTA being renegotiated by the White House. There are even risks that NAFTA could be canceled. That would be bad news for a company like Cemex, with its large cement operations. Cemex is the third largest cement company in the world, based on its installed capacity, and it is considered to be the largest concrete company in the world.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cemex SAB de CV (NYSE: CX) dropped about 2.7% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $7.57 after closing at $7.78 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $10.37. Volume was around 6.8 million, about 15% below the daily average of around 8.3 million. The Mexico-based cement company had no specific news.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Cemex SAB de CV (CX) is very interesting at these levels as it seems the market is pricing in a stronger dollar (thereby reducing revenue) and thus lower growth.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cemex SAB de CV (NYSE: CX) traded down about 2.4% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $7.03 after closing Tuesday at $7.20. The stock’s 52-week high is $10.37. Volume was around 9 million, about 10% below the daily average. The company had no specific news.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: Pebblebrook Hotel Trust(PEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Marshall Hargrave]

    The other key benefit for Strategic is that it enjoys industry-leading earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) per available room. For 2012, Strategic generated $81 per room of EBITDA. Compare this to top comps LaSalle Hotel (NYSE: LHO) at $74 per room and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) at $71. The reason for this is that Strategic is much less reliant than its peers on rooms, with much greater exposure to food and beverages. Strategic earns 53% of its revenue from rooms, while its peers get around 66% of revenues from rooms.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: Williams-Sonoma Inc.(WSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows mid cap Bed Bath & Beyond in a steady decline since around early 2015 while small capPier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR)has performed worst,small capRestoration Hardware Holdings Inc (NYSE: RH) is back up amidst volatility andmid capWilliams-Sonoma, Inc (NYSE: WSM)is backto breakeven:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) shares dropped 15 percent to $44.94 after reporting third quarter results. The company also reported fourth quarter earnings guidance below estimates. Williams-Sonoma announced the purchase of 3-D imaging and augmented reality platform Outward, Inc. for $112 million.

  • [By Steve Symington] Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM)announced strong first-quarter 2017 results on Wednesday after the market closed. After initially climbing more than 8% on the news, shares of the home-furnishings retailer drifted lower, to fall a modest 1% as the company reaffirmed its full-year guidance.
    Let’s take a closer look at how Williams-Sonoma kicked off the year, as well as what investors can expect from the company going forward.

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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    An easy way to profit from this bull market is to buy the ETFs that track these major averages – the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA) and iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average ETF (IYT).

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    As would be expected, the stock market tanked Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA) down 2.2 percent and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) down 1.7 percent in mid-day trading. The market leaders and laggards have been somewhat unexpected.

  • [By Tom Gentile]

    An ETF is a fund that tracks indexes such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500. ETFs basically let you trade an entire sector instead of having to pick and choose specific stocks to trade within a sector. ETFs are also a great way for you to hedge against rising interest rates. When it comes to equities, a good ETF to monitor is the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA). For bonds, the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: TLT) is a good way to gauge the bullishness or bearishness of the overall bond market.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    The SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA) and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) plunged 1.2 percent on the news, although it's worth noting that the markets had traded near these values Wednesday before riding a Thursday rally.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: Facebook, Inc.(FB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Then you might have a feel for the kind of gauntlet Mark Zuckerberg ran through during a public Senate hearing as he was grilled over Facebook’s (FB) content, security, privacy and advertising policies. In addition to the Cambridge Analytica data leak, Zuck fielded questions on issues such as data collection, privacy controls, hate speech and political bias, as well as its views on regulation.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    In one survey, which polled marketers about the attractiveness of Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), LinkedIn, Google, Yahoo, AOL, and YouTube, Snapchat’s return on investment (ROI) only outperformed AOL. Facebook led the pack with a score of 6.72 out of a possible eight points — a score that was about twice as high as Snapchat’s. Furthermore, Snapchat only earned marks higher than AOL.

  • [By ]

    In Tuesday’s Kass Insider I remarked that there are a number of factors contributing to my cautious near-term market view:

    Narrow Market Leadership. We’re back to a market that’s basically led by the FAANGs — Facebook (FB) , Amazon (AMZN) , Apple (AAPL) , Netflix (NFLX) and Google/Alphabet (GOOG) , (GOOGL) . Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Alphabet are holdings in Jim Cramer’s Action Alerts PLUS. Rising Short-Term Interest Rates. The 2-year U.S. note yield is up about 1.3 basis points at 2.39%. Complacency. I’m seeing more investor complacency — anecdotally, in the business media and elsewhere — ever since market’s main indices rallied off of their recent lows. Gold. The rise in gold looks solid. I’m currently long the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) . Lackluster Banks. We’re seeing disappointing action in the financials. However, I continue to buy them. I’m long Bank of America (BAC) , Citigroup (C) , JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Wells Fargo (WFC) , although I’m shorting Goldman Sachs (GS) .

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    The BABA IPO was held on Sept. 18, 2014, and with shares issued at $68, the IPO raised $21.8 billion. Alibaba became the biggest U.S. IPO in history, easily surpassing those of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) and Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB).

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now

Investors can add all sorts of investments to an IRA, but many financial advisors will suggest sticking with conservative dividend stocks. The reason is simple — blue chip income generators generally bounce back from big market crashes, and the compounding effect of reinvested dividends can deliver massive returns over several decades.

At first glance, tobacco giant Altria (NYSE:MO) seems like a great stock for an IRA. Its flagship Marlboro brand dominates the U.S. market, it pays a hefty forward dividend yield of 3.4%, and it’s hiked that dividend every year since it spun off itsoverseas business as Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) in 2008. But if you gaze further into Altria’s future, you’ll realize that it’s not a great long-term pick for your IRA at all.

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Why Altria seems like a good IRA stock

Altria shares have rallied 20% over the past 12 months, outperforming Philip Morris’ 15% rally but slightly underperforming the S&P 500’s 25% gain. Much of that growth can be attributed to two factors — a flight to high-yielding dividend stocks in a low interest rate environment and Altria’s purely domestic business insulating it from the currency headwinds which gobbled up Philip Morris’ overseas gains.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Apache Corporation(APA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA), Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL), Revlon Inc. (NYSE: REV), Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) and U.S. Steel Corp. (NYSE: X).

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer and the Action Alerts PLUS team say they still believe in their embattled Permian names, Cimarex (XEC) and Apache (APA) , both of which have benefited from a slow rotation in recent weeks. These names can produce and profit here. Schlumberger (SLB) remains best in class and Magellan Midstream Partners just might be the best way to play oil given that the pipelines will be needed to transport the new wave of oil able to be drawn out of the ground from increasingly efficient American producers. Get in on the discussion by getting a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer and the AAP team are detailing their outlook for portfolio energy names Apache (APA) and Cimarex (XEC) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) fourth-quarter results are scheduled for Thursday. The consensus forecast is for $0.22 in EPS on $1.55 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $38.11. The consensus price target is $50.43. The 52-week range is $35.70 to $56.51.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) dropped about 7.3% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $34.50. Shares closed at $37.20 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $55.23. Volume was over 11 million, about three times the daily average of around 3.9 million. The company reported quarterly results this morning, but investors were not impressed.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) which traded down over 7% at $42.51. The stocks 52-week range is $38.14 to $69.00. Volume was over 14 million versus the daily average of 3.4 million shares.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: eHealth Inc.(EHTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) was down, falling around 32 percent to $9.53. eHealth reported a Q2 net loss of $0.5 million, versus a year-ago net income of $5.8 million. The company also reported weak quarterly revenue.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft (BAYRY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    You can torture the data many ways, of course, and there were some pharma price increases in the US, but apparently, they were not especially large. What hurt were discounting, especially for Xarelto, a Bayer (OTCPK:BAYRY) oral anticoagulant which JNJ markets in the US; and the diabetes Invokana line.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Nektar Therapeutics is working with Bayer AG (NASDAQOTH:BAYRY) on an inhaledversion of Amikacin, an anti-bacterial that if successful in trials could be used alongside standard of care to treat gram-negative pneumonia in intubated and mechanically ventilated patients. If it’s eventually approved in the U.S., Nektar Therapeutics will receive a flat 30% royalty on sales. It’s also working with Bayer on an inhaled powder formulation of Cipro that could be used to treat chronic lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients. Top-line phase 3 results on both drugs should be available this year.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The Regeneron press release in November for its Q3 2017 financial and operating results reaffirmed Eylea’s full year 2017 U.S. net product sales growth of approximately 10% over 2016, which could be about $1 billion. From our model, we see the Q4 total revenues for Eylea, excluding sales outside the United States from Regeneron’s collaborative partner Bayer AG (OTCPK:BAYRY), of $1.2 billion, or a 17% increase year-on-year. REGN stock has a forward P/E ratio of 21.83 as of December 8, 2017, while the current trailing P/E is 34.57.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    This type of spin-off is not uncommon among German companies, as they streamline their portfolios to focus on the where they have more competitive advantages in the long term. For instance, in the recent past, Siemens (OTCPK:SIEGY) has split out Osram (OTC:OSAGY) and Bayer (OTCPK:BAYRY) has performed the spin-off of Covestro (OTCPK:CVXTY), something that Rheinmetall is likely to do in the near future because its auto unit has reached peak margins, and therefore this is the best time to spin-off the business.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Rivaroxaban was initially developed by Janssen, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). It later entered an agreement with Bayer (OTCPK:BAYRY) to jointly complete the development process in 2005.

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    Bayer AG (BAYRY) also rose 4.13% to 97.29 on reports that its mega-merger with Monsanto Co. (MON) would likely be approved by the Department of Justice. The Wall Street Journal reported that the companies have agreed additional asset sales.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Williams-Sonoma Inc.(WSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington] Williams-Sonoma(NYSE:WSM)announced better-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter 2016 results Wednesday after the market closed. But that doesn’t mean the Pottery Barn parent was without its challenges over the key holiday period. Let’s take a closer look at how Williams-Sonoma capped the year, as well as what investors can expect from the company going forward.

    Image source: Williams-Sonoma/Pottery Barn via BusinessWire.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of RH back around their all time highs while the performance of other furniture or home d茅cor retailers likemid capBed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY), mid cap Williams-Sonoma, Inc (NYSE: WSM) and small capPier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) have largelydrifted downward or sideways for at least a year:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap Pier 1 Imports and mid cap Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY) underperforming while mid capWilliams-Sonoma, Inc (NYSE: WSM)isabove breakeven levels andsmallcap Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc (NYSE: RH)is once again performing well (but with considerable volatility):

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid cap home products retailerWilliams-Sonoma, Inc (NYSE: WSM) reported Q2 2017 earnings after the Wednesday market close with results exceeding Wall Street expectations. Net revenues grew 3.7% to $1.202 billion versus $1.159 billion with comparable brand revenue growth of 2.8% on top of 0.6% in Q2 2016:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows mid cap Bed Bath & Beyond in a steady decline since around early 2015 while small capPier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR)has performed worst,small capRestoration Hardware Holdings Inc (NYSE: RH) is back up amidst volatility andmid capWilliams-Sonoma, Inc (NYSE: WSM)is backto breakeven:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows mid cap Bed Bath & Beyond in a steady decline since early 2015 while and small capPier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR)has performed worst, mid capRestoration Hardware Holdings Inc (NYSE: RH) is back up andmid capWilliams-Sonoma, Inc (NYSE: WSM)has drifted lower:

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Facebook, Inc.(FB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Among the others in the fray are Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL), with a market cap of $650.77 billion, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) ($536.62 million) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) ($433.95 million).

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Censorship is almost always a touchy subject, but it’s also par for the course in certain parts of the world. Just as Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is now coming to grips with its own power and responsibility over what information people see, it seems that the company is starting to flirt a little bit with censorship.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) had another tech industry giant selling stock recently, The Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg sold a total of 109,000 shares at $117.65 apiece. The total proceeds from her trade was set at $12,824,074. The stock wastrading at $115.o5 on Friday’s close. The 52-week range for the social media conglomerate is $89.37 to $133.50, and the consensus price target is $155.56.

Top 10 Services Stocks For 2016

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Toward the end of trading Thursday, the Dow traded up 0.05 percent to 17,918.07 while the NASDAQ declined 0.08 percent to 4,943.37. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.01 percent to 2,082.67.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

On Thursday, telecommunications services shares gained by 0.42 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included 8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), up 4 percent, and NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE: NQ), up 2 percent.

In trading on Thursday, basic materials shares fell by 0.45 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (ADR) (NYSE: SID), down 13 percent, and Dominion Diamond Corp (NYSE: DDC), down 9 percent.

Top 10 Services Stocks For 2016: Williams-Sonoma Inc.(WSM)

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of home products. It offers culinary and serving equipment, including cookware, cookbooks, cutlery, informal dinnerware, glassware, table linens, specialty foods, and cooking ingredients; and bridal and gift items under the Williams-Sonoma brand name. The company also provides home furnishing categories, including furniture, textiles, decorative accessories, lighting, and tabletop items under the West Elm brand name; bed and bath products under the Pottery Barn brand name; and children?s furnishings and accessories under the Pottery Barn Kids brand name. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. sells its home products through four retail store concepts, which include Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and West Elm; six direct-mail catalogs that comprise Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Bed and Bath, PBteen, and West Elm; and six e-commerce Websites, which consist of williams-sonoma.com, potte rybarn.com, potterybarnkids.com, pbteen.com, westelm.com, and wshome.com. As of January 30, 2011, it operated 592 stores, including 260 Williams-Sonoma, 193 Pottery Barn, 85 Pottery Barn Kids, 36 West Elm, and 18 outlet stores located in 44 states of the United States; Washington, D.C.; Canada; and Puerto Rico. The company was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.50 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion. Williams-Sonoma shares gained 1.50 percent to close at $50.88 on Tuesday.

Top 10 Services Stocks For 2016: Outerwall Inc.(OUTR)

 

Outerwall Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides automated retail solutions primarily in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Its Redbox segment owns and operates approximately 40,480 Redbox kiosks in 33,060 locations that enable consumers to rent or purchase movies and video games. The companys Coinstar segment owns and operates approximately 20,930 coin-counting kiosks in 19,660 locations, which enable consumers to convert their coin to cash, convert coins and paper bills to stored value products, and exchange gift cards for cash. The companys ecoATM segment owns and operates approximately 2,250 kiosks in 2,020 locations that enable consumers to purchase and sell electronic devices for cash at self-service kiosks. Its ecoATM segment also operates gazelle.com, a direct-to-consumer online solution for the purchase and sale of certain electronic devices for cash. The companys other co ncepts and investments include identifying, evaluating, building, acquiring, and developing self-service concepts in the automated retail space. The company was formerly known as Coinstar, Inc. and changed its name to Outerwall Inc. in June 2013. Outerwall Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Shares of Outerwall Inc (NASDAQ: OUTR) surged over 8 percent in Monday’s after-hours trading session following news for investors the company has begun the process of exploring strategic and financial alternatives. Outerwall’s Board also announced the raising of the company’s quarterly dividend from $0.30 to $0.60 per share. Outerwall shares jumped 8.11 percent to $37.18 in the after-hours trading session.

Top Gas Utility Stocks To Watch For 2016: MEDIFAST INC(MED)

Medifast, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production, distribution, and sale of weight management and disease management products, and other consumable health and diet products in the United States. The company?s product lines include weight and disease management, meal replacement, and vitamins. It also operates weight control centers that offer Medifast programs for weight loss and maintenance, customized patient counseling, and inbody composition analysis. The company markets its products under the Medifast and Essential brand names, including shakes, appetite suppression shakes, women?s health shakes, diabetics shakes, joint health shakes, coronary health shakes, calorie burn drinks, calorie burn flavor infusers, antioxidant shakes, antioxidant flavor infusers, bars, crunch bars, soups, chili, oatmeal, pudding, scrambled eggs, hot cocoa, cappuccino, chai latte, iced teas, fruit drinks, pretzels, puffs, brownie, pancakes, soy crisps, crackers, and omega 3 and digestive health products. Medifast Inc. sells its products through various channels of distribution comprising Web, call center, independent health advisors, medical professionals, weight loss clinics, and direct consumer marketing supported via the phone and the Web; Take Shape for Life, a physician led network of independent health coaches; and weight control centers. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, non-cyclical consumer goods & services shares rose by just 0.3 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Medifast Inc (NYSE: MED), down 5 percent, and Bridgford Foods Corporation (NASDAQ: BRID), down 6 percent.

Top 10 Services Stocks For 2016: Starbucks Corporation(SBUX)

Starbucks Corporation purchases and roasts whole bean coffees. It operates approximately 16,858 stores, including 8,833 company-operated stores and 8,025 licensed stores. The company offers approximately 30 blends and single-origin premium arabica coffees. It also provides handcrafted beverages, such as fresh-brewed coffee, hot and iced espresso beverages, coffee and non-coffee blended beverages, Vivanno smoothies, and Tazo teas; and merchandise products, including home espresso machines, coffee brewers and grinders, coffee mugs and accessories, packaged goods, music, books, and gift items. In addition, it offers fresh food items, which comprise baked pastries, sandwiches, salads, oatmeal, yogurt parfaits, and fruit cups. Further, it also provides VIA ready brew coffee, bottled frappuccino beverages, discoveries chilled cup coffee, doubleshot espresso drinks, iced coffee, whole bean coffee, and ice creams. The company?s brand portfolio includes Tazo tea, Ethos water, Seatt le?s Best Coffee, and Torrefazione Italia Coffee. Starbucks Corporation sells its products in approximately 50 countries worldwide. Starbucks Corporation was founded in 1971 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuters]

    Brent Lewin/Bloomberg via Getty Images Coffee chain Starbucks has asked U.S. customers to leave their guns at home after being dragged into an increasingly fractious debate over U.S. gun rights in the wake of multiple mass shootings. While many U.S. restaurant chains and retailers don’t allow firearms on their properties, Starbucks’ policy had been to default to local gun laws, including “open carry” regulations in many U.S. states that allow people to bring guns into stores. In August, this led gun-rights advocates to hold a national “Starbucks Appreciation Day” to thank the firm for its stance, pulling the company deeper into the fierce political fight. Locations for Starbucks Appreciation Day events included Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and six adults were shot dead in an elementary school in December. Starbucks (SBUX) closed that shop before the event was scheduled to begin. Chief executive Howard Schultz said in an open letter to customers late Tuesday that Starbucks Appreciation Day events “disingenuously portray Starbucks as a champion of ‘open carry.’ To be clear: we do not want these events in our stores.” The coffee chain didn’t, however, issue an outright ban on guns in its nearly 7,000 company-owned cafes, saying this would potentially require staff to confront armed customers. The Seattle-based company hoped to give “responsible gun owners a chance to respect its request,” Schultz said. The CEO told Reuters the policy change wasn’t the result of the Newtown Starbucks Appreciation Day event, which prompted the Newtown Action Alliance to call on the company to ban guns at all of its U.S. stores. Nor was it in response to the mass shootings this week at the Washington Navy Yard. “We’ve seen the ‘open carry’ debate become increasingly uncivil and, in some cases, even threatening,” Schultz wrote, noting that “some anti-gun activists have also played a role in ratcheting up the rhetoric and friction,” at times soliciting and confronting empl

  • [By Victor Mora]

    Starbucks provides in-demand coffee and tea products and services to consumers around the world. The company is reportedly ready to expand to Colombia, where it sources most of its beans. The stock has been flying higher in recent years and is now trading at all-time high prices. Over the past four quarters, earnings and revenues have been rising, which have led to upbeat investors in the company. Relative to its peers and sector, Starbucks has been a year-to-date performance leader. Look for Starbucks to continue to OUTPERFORM.

Top 10 Services Stocks For 2016: Stage Stores, Inc.(SSI)

 

Stage Stores, Inc. operates as a specialty department store retailer in small and mid-sized towns and communities in the United States. Its merchandise portfolio comprises moderately priced brand name and private label apparel, accessories, cosmetics, footwear, and home goods. The company also offers merchandise direct-to-consumer through its e-commerce Website and send program. As of January 30, 2016, it operated 834 specialty department stores in 39 states and a direct-to-consumer channel under the BEALLS, GOODY’S, PALAIS ROYAL, PEEBLES, and STAGE nameplates. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Stage Stores Inc (NYSE: SSI) shares fell 15.11 percent to $5.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 results and lowered its full-year outlook.

Top 10 Services Stocks For 2016: Liberty Interactive Corporation(QVCA)

Liberty Interactive Corporation, incorporated on February 28, 2006, owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are primarily engaged in the video and online commerce industries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company operates in North America, Europe and Asia. The Company’s principal businesses and assets include its subsidiaries QVC, Inc. (QVC), zulily, llc (zulily), Bodybuilding.com, LLC (Bodybuilding) and CommerceHub and Evite, Inc. (Evite). The Company’s segments include QVC, zulily, and Corporate and other.

Bodybuilding is an e-retailer of nutritional and dietary supplements. Bodybuilding also hosts an online health and fitness publication, offering free daily fitness content, workouts, video-based training plans, recipes, health advice and motivational stories. The online e-retail model combines detailed product information and real-time user reviews on approximately 15,000 health and fitness supplements and accessories.

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CommerceHub provides a cloud-based e-commerce fulfillment and marketing software platform of integrated supply, demand and delivery solutions for large retailers, online marketplaces and digital marketing channels, as well as consumer brands, manufacturers, distributors and other market participants. CommerceHub’s software platform acts as a hub that allows trading partners to conduct omni-channel commercial relationships in consumer and business-to-business e-commerce markets. Approximately 9,500 trading partners have access to CommerceHub’s platform daily to exchange critical information with each other, including orders, invoices, product information and other electronic documents. Evite is an online invitation and social event planning service on the Web. In addition to invitations, Evite also offers party ideas, planning checklists and other tools.

QVC

QVC markets and sells a range of consumer products primarily through live merchandis e-focused televised shopping programs distributed to approxi! mately 360 million households each day and through its Websites, including QVC.com, and other interactive media, such as mobile applications. In the United States, QVC distributes its programming live 24 hours per day, 364 days per year and presents on over 770 products every week. Internationally, QVC distributes live programming 8 to 24 hours per day, depending on the market. QVC classifies its products into over six groups: home, beauty, apparel, jewelry, accessories and electronics. QVC’s televised shopping programs reached approximately 140 million television households outside of the United States, primarily in Germany, Austria, Japan, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Italy and France. In addition, QVC’s joint venture in China reached approximately 110 million homes. Internationally, QVC-International also broadcasts pre-recorded shows on additional channels that offer viewers access to a range of QVC programming options. These channels include QVC Beauty & Style and QVC Plus in Germany and QVC Beauty, QVC Extra, QVC Style and QVC +1 in the United Kingdom.

QVC distributes its television programs, through satellite and optical fiber, to cable television and direct-to-home satellite system operators for retransmission to their subscribers in the United States, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, France and neighboring countries. In the United States, QVC uplinks its analog and digital programming transmissions using a third-party service. QVC’s Web and mobile platforms are integrated with its televised programming and product distribution capabilities.

Zulily

Zulily is an online retailer. Zulily’s merchandise includes women’s, children’s and men’s apparel, children’s merchandise and other products, such as kitchen accessories and home decor. Zulily launches a range of flash sales events. These events feature thousands of product styles from different vendors and typically last for over 70 h ours. Zulily acquires new e-mail subscribers through a set o! f paid an! d unpaid marketing channels, including affiliate channels and partners, customer referrals, direct navigation, display advertising, key word search campaigns, search engine optimization, social media and television ads. Zulily acquires customers once through paid and unpaid sources, and then drives engagement and repeat purchases from those customers over a long period of time through the sending of daily e-mails and mobile push communications.

The Company competes with Amazon, Travelocity, Priceline, American Express and Navigant International.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Scott Rubin]

    Stock gainers included Mercadolibre Inc (NASDAQ: MELI), up almost 14 percent, and Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS), which added 12 percent. The positive gains in both stocks were due to strong earnings reports. Shares of Liberty Interactive Group (NASDAQ: QVCA) plunged almost 22 percent on Friday due to disappointing sales growth in its fiscal second quarter. Pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (NYSE: BMY) lost 16 percent after a disappointing study involving its Opdivo drug.

Top 10 Services Stocks For 2016: Annaly Capital Management Inc(NLY)

 

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. owns a portfolio of real estate related investments in the United States. It invests in various types of agency mortgage-backed securities and related derivatives to hedge these investments; and residential credit investments, such as credit risk transfer securities and non-agency mortgage-backed securities. The company also acquires, finances, and manages commercial loans and other commercial real estate debt, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and other commercial real estate-related assets. In addition, it engages in corporate middle market lending transactions; and operates as a broker-dealer. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT). As a REIT, it is not subject to federal income tax to the extent that it distributes its taxable income to its shareholders. Annaly Capital Management, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Amanda Alix]

    It was just about one year ago that QE3 made its debut, and mortgage REITs, particularly agency-only players like Annaly Capital (NYSE: NLY  ) , Armour Residential (NYSE: ARR  ) , and American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) began moaning about the increased competition for mortgage-backed securities guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Hatteras Financial (HTS) has jumped 9.4% to $15.60 after agreeing to be purchased byAnnaly Capital Management (NLY) for $1.5 billion.Annaly Capital Management has dropped 1.1% to $$10.30.

  • [By Boniface Murigu]

    It’s no secret that mREITs such as American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) , Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY  ) (NYSE: NLY  ) (NYSE: NLY  ) ,and CYS Investmentshave gone through a very turbulent trading period, with all major players losing a sizable share of market value.

Top 10 Services Stocks For 2016: Home Depot, Inc. (The)(HD)

 

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me (DIFM), and professional customers. The company offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets, countertops, water heaters, and sheds; and professional installation in various categories sold through its in-home sales programs, such as roofing, siding, windows, cabinet refacing, furnaces, and central air systems, as well as acts as a contractor to provide installation services to its DIFM customers through third-party installers. It primarily serves home owners; and renovators/remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, installers, small business owners, and tradesmen. The company also sells its products throug h online. As of December 31, 2015, it had 2,274 stores, including 1,977 in the United States, 182 in Canada, and 115 in Mexico. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Credit Suisse analystSeth Sigman and team see slowing growth for Home Depot (HD) and Lowe’s (LOW) when they release their earnings but also believe that should remain a bright spot in retail:

    Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News

    We see limited/less upside for HD and LOW in Q2relative to prior quarters, and expect sequentially lower growth, as iswell documented by now. But, we expect Q2 results to outshine whatseems to be a weakening broader retail landscape, and we believeresults improved throughout the quarter as data today confirmed.Further, these stocks have underperformed the market by ~300 bpssince reporting Q1. As such, if one wants retail exposure, HD/LOWshould remain a good place to be.

    Shares of Home Depot have fallen 0.6% to $136.16 at 2:14 p.m. today, while Lowe’s has dipped 0.1% to $81.53.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Credit Suisse analysts Seth Sigman and Kieran McGrath argue that both Home Depot (HD) and Lowe’s (LOW) will beat first -quarter earnings forecasts, but Home Depot is a “better way to play” earnings. They explain why:

    Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News

    Home Depot/Lowe’s are positioned to deliver upside to Q1 expectations. With that relatively well known, our incremental analysis revisits the differences in housing trends and demand drivers inHome Depot vs.Lowe’s markets down to the store-level, helping explain the recent comps gap, as well as assess the sales and margin upside or recoverability inLowe’s case, as that remains a key consideration for investors and valuation.

    The call: We believeHome Depot is the better way to play Q1 (even as these stocks move together on a longer term basis), as its markets have still outperformed Lowe’s, and its Pro oriented categories likely benefited more from weather. For Lowe’s, based on its market differences and more challenging seasonal trends in April, we assume the gap remains wide and similar to 4Q15. That said, our analysis supports thatLowe’s has opportunities to narrow the gap as the year goes on. And its EPS outlook on its own supports upside to its stock.

    Shares of Home Depot have gained 0.5% to $136.37 at 3:25 p.m. today, while Lowe’s has risen 0.6% to $75.98.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We wondered if Advance Auto Parts (AAP) just had a bad quarter or something more serious, whether there was beauty in being boring for Home Depot (HD), and just how risky Ford Motors’ (F) autonomous driving plan might be.

  • [By Jonas Elmerraji]

    Home Depot (HD) is enjoying some strong performance in 2013. Shares of the world’s largest home improvement retailer have rallied more than 22% since the calendar flipped over to January, besting the broad market’s impressive climb higher over the same period. More recently, HD has been tracking sideways, but that doesn’t mean that the upside is over in this home improvement stock. Here’s how to trade it.

    HD is currently forming a rectangle pattern, a setup that’s formed by a horizontal resistance level above shares at $80 and horizontal support below shares at $72. The setup gets its name because those two lines effectively “box in” shares of Home Depot right now. That makes it an “if/then trade.”

    An if/then trade is a contingent trade that doesn’t have directional bias — in other words, the ultimate direction of the trade is determined by the direction that HD breaks out of its channel. So, if HD breaks above resistance at $80, then it’s time to buy shares. If they slide below $72 support, then it’s time to short. There’s no trade until one of those conditions is met.

Top 10 Services Stocks For 2016: H&R Block, Inc.(HRB)

 

H&R Block, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides tax preparation, banking, and other services to the general public primarily in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The company offers assisted income tax return preparation and related services through a system of retail offices operated directly by the company or by franchisees; and online tax services, such as tax advice, professional and do-it-yourself (DIY) tax return preparation, and electronic filing services through its Website hrblock.com. It also develops and markets DIY desktop income tax preparation software; and develops and provides applications for mobile devices, which offer tax and related services. In addition, the company provides refund anticipation checks, H&R Block Emerald Advance lines of credit and Prepaid MasterCard, and Peace of Mind Extended Service Plan, Tax Identity Shield, and Cash Back refund discount programs. Further, it offers tradition al retail banking services primarily to its assisted and DIY tax clients. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Shares of H & R Block Inc (NYSE: HRB) surged over 12 percent on Friday as the company reported better-than-expected results for its fourth quarter and lifted its quarterly dividend to $0.22 per share. H & R Block shares gained 0.29 percent to $24.30 in the after-hours trading session.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    H&R Block (HRB) has climbed 3.1% to $22.20 after beating earnings forecasts by a penny and hiking its dividend.

    Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) has gained 1.2% to $5.16 after getting upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Macquarie.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    H & R Block Inc (NYSE: HRB) was down, falling around 14 percent to $20.42 as the company reported a disappointing tax season. The company announced plans to lower 13 percent of its workforce. Oppenheimer downgraded H&R Block from Outperform to Perform.

Top 10 Services Stocks For 2016: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

The Wendy’s Company operates as a quick-service hamburger company in the United States. The company, through its subsidiary, Wendy’s International, Inc., operates as a franchisor of the Wendy’s restaurant system. As of December 26, 2011, the Wendy’s system comprised approximately 6,500 franchise and company restaurants in the United States and the United States territories, as well as in 26 other countries worldwide. The company was formerly known as Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. and changed its name to The Wendy’s Company in July 2011. The Wendy’s Company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Analysts expect Wendys Co (NASDAQ: WEN) to report its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $352.08 million. Wendys shares rose 1.79 percent to $11.38 in after-hours trading.

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Tesla Motors (TSLA) tweeted that orders for its mass-market Model 3, which was unveiled last week, hit 325,000 cars. The insane amount of demand has led many observers to question whether Tesla can make that many cars quickly enough. Global Equities Research’s Trip Chowdhry says the bears have it all wrong:

Tesla’s Model 3 The Wall Street Journal

Many are wrongly believing that the first Model 3 cars that will be manufactured, will be a high-end model, and will have all the bells andwhistles , and may be priced high in the high $50′s, and then may be in a year’s time may manufacture the base $35K – $40K Model 3. The above thinking is completely flawed.

For a change,Tesla is going to emulate GM’s Corvette Strategy, for Model 3. General Motors (GM) launched the base car (Stingray), then upped it with the Z51 package, then upped it with Z06. i.e. General Motors started the Corvette with base Stingray at $55K and then over the next two years upped it with Z06 at $85K…

Hot Stocks To Buy Right Now: Williams-Sonoma Inc.(WSM)

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of home products. It offers culinary and serving equipment, including cookware, cookbooks, cutlery, informal dinnerware, glassware, table linens, specialty foods, and cooking ingredients; and bridal and gift items under the Williams-Sonoma brand name. The company also provides home furnishing categories, including furniture, textiles, decorative accessories, lighting, and tabletop items under the West Elm brand name; bed and bath products under the Pottery Barn brand name; and children?s furnishings and accessories under the Pottery Barn Kids brand name. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. sells its home products through four retail store concepts, which include Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and West Elm; six direct-mail catalogs that comprise Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Bed and Bath, PBteen, and West Elm; and six e-commerce Websites, which consist of williams-sonoma.com, potte rybarn.com, potterybarnkids.com, pbteen.com, westelm.com, and wshome.com. As of January 30, 2011, it operated 592 stores, including 260 Williams-Sonoma, 193 Pottery Barn, 85 Pottery Barn Kids, 36 West Elm, and 18 outlet stores located in 44 states of the United States; Washington, D.C.; Canada; and Puerto Rico. The company was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Wall Street expects Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) to post its quarterly earnings at $1.58 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion. Williams-Sonoma shares declined 0.14 percent to $58.13 in after-hours trading.

Hot Stocks To Buy Right Now: URS Corporation(URS)

URS Corporation provides engineering, construction, and technical services to the power, infrastructure, federal, and industrial and commercial market sectors in the United States and internationally. Its services for power sector include planning, designing, engineering, constructing, retrofitting, and maintaining a range of power-generating facilities; and the systems that transmit and distribute electricity, as well as the development and installation of clean air technologies that reduce emissions at fossil fuel power plants. The company?s services for infrastructure sector comprise program management, planning, architect, engineering, general contracting, construction, and construction management for surface, air, and rail transportation networks; ports and harbors; and water supply, and treatment and conveyance systems. Its services for federal sector consist of program management; planning, design, and engineering; systems engineering and technical assistance to con struction and construction management; operations and maintenance; and decommissioning and closure primarily for the United States federal government and national governments of other countries. URS Corporation?s services for industrial and commercial sector include front-end studies, engineering and process design, procurement, construction and construction management, facility management, and operations and maintenance, as well as due diligence, permitting, compliance, environmental management, pollution control, health and safety, waste management, and hazardous waste remediation. The company was formerly known as Broadview Research Corporation and changed its name to URS Corporation in 1976. URS Corporation was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ian Wyatt, Publisher & Chief Investment Strategist, Wyatt Investment Research]

    Fund manager John Mirshekari, of the Fidelity Low-Priced Stock Fund, recommended shares of URS (URS), an engineering and construction contractor.

Best Solar Stocks To Watch Right Now: Plains All American Pipeline L.P.(PAA)

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., through its subsidiaries, engages in the transportation, storage, terminalling, and marketing of crude oil, refined products, and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) products in the United States and Canada. The company operates in three segments: Transportation, Facilities, and Supply and Logistics. The Transportation segment transports crude oil and refined products on pipelines, gathering systems, trucks, and barges. As of December 31, 2011, this segment owned and leased 16,000 miles of active crude oil and refined products pipelines and gathering systems; 23 million barrels of above-ground tank capacity used primarily to facilitate pipeline throughput; 67 trucks and 382 trailers; and 82 transport and storage barges, and 44 transport tugs. The Facilities segment provides storage, terminalling, and throughput services for crude oil, refined products, and LPG and natural gas, as well as offers LPG fractionation and isomerization, and natural gas processing services. The Supply and Logistics segment purchases crude oil at the wellhead, and pipeline and terminal facilities; waterborne cargoes at their load port and various other locations in transit; and LPG from producers, refiners, and other marketers. This segment also resells or exchanges crude oil and LPG; and transports oil and LPG on trucks, barges, railcars, pipelines, and ocean-going vessels to various delivery points. It has 622 trucks and 731 trailers, and 2,453 railcars. The company also owns and operates natural gas storage facilities. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Callum Turcan]

    All American crude
    Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE: PAA  ) is also investing in Texas, and it recently snatched up some of Chesapeake’sassets in the Eagle Ford for $125 million . Plains bought 40 miles of pipelines, 15,000 barrels of existing storage capacity, 300,000 barrels of storage under construction and a truck unloadingterminal.

Hot Stocks To Buy Right Now: Rovi Corporation(ROVI)

Rovi Corporation provides digital entertainment technology solutions for the discovery and management of entertainment content. It offers interactive program guides; embedded licensing technologies, such as recommendations and search capability; media recognition technologies; licensing of the company?s database of descriptive information about television, movie, music, books, and game content; and analog content protection technologies and services. The company?s interactive program guides technology is an interactive listing of television or video program information that enables viewers to navigate through, sort, select, and schedule video programming for viewing and recording. The company also provides video delivery solutions, such as compression-decompression technology (codec) to enable distribution of content across the Internet and through recordable media in physical or streamed forms; and media manager, a personal computer application enabling consumers to man a ge personal media files, including music, photos, and video files. In addition, it offers digital copy solution for consumer electronics devices and PC software applications; the Rovi Entertainment Store video delivery solutions; content authoring solutions; and advertising solutions. Rovi Corporation primarily serves companies in the consumer electronics, cable and satellite, entertainment, and online distribution markets. The company was formerly known as Macrovision Solutions Corporation and changed its name to Rovi Corporation in July 2009. Rovi Corporation was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) shares were also up, gaining 20 percent to $9.22. The New York Times reported that Tivo and Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) are in merger talks.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) shares were also up, gaining 21 percent to $9.30. The New York Times, citing sources familiar with the issue, said Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) is in advanced negotiations to acquire TiVo. TiVo shareholders would reportedly receive both cash and stock; however, the price tag is yet to be determined.

Hot Stocks To Buy Right Now: Pebblebrook Hotel Trust(PEB)

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, through Pebblebrook Hotel, L.P., operates as a real estate investment trust. The company acquires and invests primarily in hotel properties located in the United States. It holds interests in the Doubletree Bethesda Hotel and Executive Meeting Center located in Bethesda, Maryland; Sir Francis Drake Hotel located in San Francisco, California; and InterContinental Buckhead Hotel located in Atlanta, Georgia. As a REIT, the company is not subject to federal income tax to the extent that it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Marshall Hargrave]

    The other key benefit for Strategic is that it enjoys industry-leading earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) per available room. For 2012, Strategic generated $81 per room of EBITDA. Compare this to top comps LaSalle Hotel (NYSE: LHO) at $74 per room and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) at $71. The reason for this is that Strategic is much less reliant than its peers on rooms, with much greater exposure to food and beverages. Strategic earns 53% of its revenue from rooms, while its peers get around 66% of revenues from rooms.

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The S&P 500 this week suffered its biggest drop in two months as investors fretted about the strength of the economy as earnings season approaches.

Associated Press

The S&P 500 fell 1.2% to2,047.60 this week–its worst decline since the week ending Fe. 5–after rising 0.3% today. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 1.2% to17,576.96 this week after advancing 35 points, or 0.2%, today. The Nasdaq Composite declined 1.3% to 4,850.69 this week after finishing little changed today.

Gluskin Sheff’s David Rosenberg worries that the market is headed for another correction:

It looks very likely that we are entering into another corrective phase for the equity markets. The bounce off the February 11th low has played out and the various factors that propelled risk appetite at the time are now fully priced in and then some.

Top 10 Gas Utility Companies To Invest In Right Now: CA Inc.(CA)

CA Technologies, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, delivers, licenses, and supports information technology (IT) management software products that operate on a range of hardware platforms and operating systems. It offers enterprise IT management software for organizations that addresses components of the computing environment, including people, information, processes, systems, networks, applications, and databases. The company provides a portfolio of mainframe and distributed software products with a focus on mainframe, service assurance, security (identity and access management), project and portfolio management, service management, virtualization and service automation, and cloud computing. It serves banks, insurance companies, other financial services providers, government agencies, manufacturers, technology companies, retailers, educational organizations, and health care institutions worldwide. CA Technologies offers its solutions through its d irect sales force and indirectly through global systems integrators, technology partners, managed service providers, solution providers, distributors and volume partners, and exclusive representatives. The company was formerly known as CA, Inc. and changed its name to CA Technologies in May 2010. CA Technologies was founded in 1974 and is based in Islandia, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jonas Elmerraji]

    The chart of CA (CA) doesn’t need much introduction — it’s about as simple as a technical pattern gets. CA is currently bouncing higher in an uptrending channel, a setup that gives us a very high probability range for shares of CA to remain within. Here’s how to trade it.

    Trendline support is the price level to watch right now in CA — it’s been the floor that’s kept CA bouncing higher each of the last five times it’s been tested. Even though it generally makes sense to be a buyer anywhere in an uptrend, the ideal time to buy comes on a bounce off of support.

    Buying off a support bounce makes sense for two big reasons: It’s the spot where shares have the furthest to move up before they hit resistance, and it’s the spot where the risk is the least (because shares have the least room to move lower before you know you’re wrong). With little room between the trendline support line and CA’s most recent price, this week looks like as good a time as any to start building a position.

Top 10 Gas Utility Companies To Invest In Right Now: BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc.(BCRX)

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company, designs, optimizes, and develops small-molecule pharmaceuticals that block key enzymes involved in infectious diseases, cancer, and inflammatory diseases. It uses structure-based drug design, which incorporates multiple scientific disciplines, including biology, crystallography, medicinal chemistry, and computer to develop new therapeutic candidates. The company has three novel late-stage compounds in development, which include Peramivir, a neuraminidase inhibitor for the potential treatment of influenza; BCX4208, a purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PNP) inhibitor for gout; and Forodesine, a PNP inhibitor for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Peramivir is being developed under a contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Forodesine has been granted orphan drug status by the FDA for thr ee indications, which include T-cell non-Hodgkin?s lymphoma, including CTCL; CLL and related leukemias, including T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia, adult T-cell leukemia, and hairy cell leukemia; and for treatment of B-ALL. The FDA has also granted fast track status to the development of forodesine for the treatment of relapsed or refractory T-cell leukemia, and special protocol assessment from the FDA for forodesine to conduct a pivotal clinical trial in CTCL with an oral formulation. The company announced the initiation of a Phase 2b study of BCX4208 as add-on therapy in gout patients who have not responded to allopurinol therapy alone. BioCryst Pharmaceuticals utilizes crystallography and structure-based drug design to discover additional compounds and to progress others through pre-clinical and early development to address the unmet medical needs of patients and physicians. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: BCRX) shares gained 5.98% to $6.91 in the pre-market session after the company has been awarded contract by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop BCX4430 for the treatment of Marburg virus disease.

Hot Up And Coming Stocks To Own Right Now: Intrexon Corporation(XON)

 

Intrexon Corporation, a biotechnology company, operates in the synthetic biology field in the United States. The company, through a suite of proprietary and complementary technologies, designs, builds, and regulates gene programs, which are DNA sequences that consist of key genetic components. Its technologies include UltraVector gene design and fabrication platform, and its associated library of modular DNA components; cell systems informatics; RheoSwitch inducible gene switch; AttSite Recombinases; protein engineering; mAbLogix; and laser-enabled analysis and processing. Intrexon Corporation has collaboration agreements with ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc.; Synthetic Biologics, Inc.; Oragenics, Inc.; Fibrocell Science, Inc.; Genopaver, LLC; AquaBounty Technologies, Inc.; S & I Ophthalmic, LLC; Biological & Popular Culture, Inc.; OvaXon, LLC; Intrexon Energy Partners, LLC; Persea Bio, LLC; Janssen Pharmaceutica NV; and strategic coll aboration and licensing agreement with Merck Serono S.A. The company was formerly known as Genomatix Ltd. and changed its name to Intrexon Corporation in 2005. Intrexon Corporation was founded in 1998 and is based in Germantown, Maryland.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Overvalued companies include MWI Veterinary (MWIV) andStericycle (SRCL), while companies with attractive valuations include Cardinal Health (CAH), Selected Medical (SEM). He’s not a fan of Intrexon (XON) but callsAratana (PETX) a “hidden gem.”

Top 10 Gas Utility Companies To Invest In Right Now: Transcananda Pipelines Ltd.(TRP)

Transcanada Corporation operates as an energy infrastructure company in North America. The company operates in three segments: Natural Gas Pipelines, Oil Pipelines, and Energy. The Natural Gas Pipelines segment develops and operates energy infrastructure, including natural gas pipelines and regulated gas storage facilities. Its network of natural gas pipelines extends approximately 60,000 km tapping into gas supply basins in North America. The Oil Pipelines segment operates Keystone crude oil pipeline system, which includes completed 3,467 km Wood River/Patoka and Cushing Extension phases, and the proposed 2,673 km U.S. Gulf Coast Expansion. The Energy segment engages in the acquisition, development, construction, ownership, and operation of electrical power generation plants; the purchase and marketing of electricity; the provision of electricity account services to energy and industrial customers; and the development, construction, ownership, and operation of non-regulat ed natural gas storage in Alberta. The company was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chad Tracy]

    The most obvious is TransCanada (NYSE: TRP), the company that has submitted the proposal for the expansion. 

    TransCanada's cash flow is derived from natural gas (62%), oil/liquids (16%), and energy (22%), which includes natural gas storage.

Top 10 Gas Utility Companies To Invest In Right Now: Frontier Communications Corporation(FTR)

 

Frontier Communications Corporation, a communications company, provides regulated and unregulated voice, data, and video services to residential, business, and wholesale customers in the United States. The company offers residential services, such as fiber-to-the-home and fiber-to-the-node broadband, video, and voice over Internet protocol products, as well as traditional copper-based broadband products; and commercial services, including Ethernet, dedicated Internet, multiprotocol label switching, time division multiplexing, data transport services, and optical transport services. It also provides Frontier Secure suite of products for computer security, cloud backup and sharing, identity protection, equipment insurance, and technical support; unified messaging services comprising call forwarding, conference calling, caller identification, voicemail, and call waiting services; long distance network services; and packages of co mmunications services. In addition, the company offers switched access services that facilitate other carriers to use the companys facilities to originate and terminate their local and long distance voice traffic; satellite TV video services; a range of third-party communications equipment to small, medium, and enterprise business customers; and directories. As of December 31, 2014, it had approximately 3,214,800 residential customers; approximately 304,700 business customers; 2,373,900 broadband subscribers; and 586,600 video subscribers. The company was formerly known as Citizens Communications Company and changed its name to Frontier Communications Corporation in July 2008. Frontier Communications Corporation was founded in 1927 and is based in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WilliamBriat]

    Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) provides phone, Internet, and satellite TV (through a partnership with DISH Network) services to more than 25 states. The company provides an annual dividend of 9.3% and reaffirmed its full-year guidance.

Top 10 Gas Utility Companies To Invest In Right Now: Oaktree Capital Group, LLC(OAK)

 

Oaktree Capital Group, LLC operates as a global investment management firm that focuses on alternative markets. It manage investments in a number of strategies within six asset classes, including distressed debt; corporate debt, including high yield debt and senior loans; control investing; convertible securities; real estate; and listed equities. The company pursues these strategies through closed-end, open-end, and evergreen funds. Oaktree Capital Group, LLC was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Igor Greenwald, Financial Columnist, The Energy Strategist]

    Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) raises most of the funds it invests in companies, credit, and real estate from institutional investorsincluding public pension fundsand charges them hedge-like fees for the privilege.

Top 10 Gas Utility Companies To Invest In Right Now: Credit Suisse Group(CS)

Credit Suisse Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a financial services company. The company operates in three segments: Private Banking, Investment Banking, and Asset Management. The Private Banking segment offers advisory services and a range of wealth management solutions, including pension planning, life insurance products, tax planning, and wealth and inheritance advice for the high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals. This segment also supplies banking products and services to affluent, high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth clients, and corporates and institutions. The Investment Banking segment provides investment banking and securities products and services to corporations, governments, pension funds, and institutions. Its products and services include debt and equity underwriting, sales and trading, mergers and acquisitions advice, divestitures, corporate sales, restructuring, and investment research. The Asset Management segment offe rs integrated investment solutions and services to institutions, governments, foundations and endowments, corporations, and individuals. It provides access to a range of investment classes across alternative investment, asset allocation, and traditional investment strategies. The company operates in Switzerland, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific. Credit Suisse Group AG was founded in 1856 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Wayne Duggan] Related DB Deutsche Bank In The Tank Mike Khouw Sees Unusual Options Activity In Deutsche Bank 33 Large Banks On The Federal Reserve's Radar In 2016 (Seeking Alpha) Related CS Earnings Scheduled For February 4, 2016 Blockchain Moves Forward In The Financial Industry Credit Suisse Group AG (CS) Tidjane Thiam on Q4 2015 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)

    The latest credit default swap (CDS) data from BMO Capital Markets indicate a number of investors are growing increasingly concerned about the one-year outlook for capital markets. In a new report, analyst Mark Steele discussed the recent surge in one-year CDS activity, and what it means for the market.

  • [By Paul R. La Monica]

    European banks worse off than 2008? Lamensdorf is concerned about the exposure to bad loans (especially energy company debt) held by big banks such as Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Credit Suisse (CS) and Deutsche Bank (DB). He’s shorting all three.

Top 10 Gas Utility Companies To Invest In Right Now: Williams-Sonoma Inc.(WSM)

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of home products. It offers culinary and serving equipment, including cookware, cookbooks, cutlery, informal dinnerware, glassware, table linens, specialty foods, and cooking ingredients; and bridal and gift items under the Williams-Sonoma brand name. The company also provides home furnishing categories, including furniture, textiles, decorative accessories, lighting, and tabletop items under the West Elm brand name; bed and bath products under the Pottery Barn brand name; and children?s furnishings and accessories under the Pottery Barn Kids brand name. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. sells its home products through four retail store concepts, which include Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and West Elm; six direct-mail catalogs that comprise Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Bed and Bath, PBteen, and West Elm; and six e-commerce Websites, which consist of williams-sonoma.com, potte rybarn.com, potterybarnkids.com, pbteen.com, westelm.com, and wshome.com. As of January 30, 2011, it operated 592 stores, including 260 Williams-Sonoma, 193 Pottery Barn, 85 Pottery Barn Kids, 36 West Elm, and 18 outlet stores located in 44 states of the United States; Washington, D.C.; Canada; and Puerto Rico. The company was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Wall Street expects Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) to post its quarterly earnings at $1.58 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion. Williams-Sonoma shares declined 0.14 percent to $58.13 in after-hours trading.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $1.58 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.

    CLARCOR Inc. (NYSE: CLC) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.40 per share on revenue of $310.87 million.

Top 10 Gas Utility Companies To Invest In Right Now: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

The Wendy’s Company operates as a quick-service hamburger company in the United States. The company, through its subsidiary, Wendy’s International, Inc., operates as a franchisor of the Wendy’s restaurant system. As of December 26, 2011, the Wendy’s system comprised approximately 6,500 franchise and company restaurants in the United States and the United States territories, as well as in 26 other countries worldwide. The company was formerly known as Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. and changed its name to The Wendy’s Company in July 2011. The Wendy’s Company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Jubak, Senior Markets Editor, MoneyShow.com]

    It’s hard for any company to raise prices in the current non-inflationary environment. But it’s especially hard right now for operators of fast food restaurants, given the intense price competition in a very crowded marketplace. McDonald’s sales growth in recent quarters has been driven by the success of its Dollar Menu, so raising prices in that segment are a big deal for the company. In addition, pushback from franchisees who say they can’t afford to refurbish their stores, given higher charges from McDonald’s hits at one of McDonald’s key advantages in its market—it’s ability to refresh stores more frequently than competitors. A McDonald’s refresh at $600,000 on average, according to the company, costs substantially more than a remodel at Burger King (BKW) at $300,000 or Wendy’s (WEN) at $375,000 for the least expensive version. McDonald’s restaurants average $2.5 million in annual sales.

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    Argus Research upgraded fast food restaurant operator The Wendy’s Co (WEN) on Thursday, noting that the company’s store remodeling and new menus should help drive higher sales.

    The analysts upgraded WEN from “Hold” to “Buy” and see shares reaching $10. This price target suggests a 21% upside to the stock’s Wednesday closing price of $8.25.

    Wendy’s shares were up 24 cents, or 2.91%, during early morning trading on Thursday. The stock is up 54.19% year-to-date.

Top 10 Gas Utility Companies To Invest In Right Now: Nu Skin Enterprises Inc.(NUS)

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. develops and distributes anti-aging personal care products and nutritional supplements worldwide. The company sells its personal care products under the Nu Skin brand; and nutritional supplements under the Pharmanex brand. Its personal care product line includes core systems, targeted treatments, total care, cosmetic, and Epoch, a product formulated with botanical ingredients. The company?s nutritional supplements product line comprises micronutrient supplements, targeted solution supplements, and weight management products. It also sells Vitameal, which are nutritious meal products for starving children or purchased for personal food storage. In addition, the company offers other products and services consisting of digital content storage, water purifiers, and other household products. It sells its products primarily through a network of independent distributors in north Asia, the Americas, Greater China, Europe, and the south Asia/Pacific. The c ompany also operates retail stores to sell its products in China. As of December 31, 2010, Nu Skin Enterprises operated 40 stores throughout China. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Provo, Utah.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Citigroup’s Beth Kite calls Nu Skin Enterprises’ (NUS) earnings and guidance “awfully disappointing.” She explains why:

    “Frustrating” Describes 4Q15 & 2016 Guidance:Nu Skin (i) reported 4Q15 EPS of $0.62, 11 cents below consensus and us, and (ii) lowered 2016 EPS guidance, from $3.25-$3.40 to $2.40-$2.60.Nu Skin had three LTO’s in 4Q152 succeeded and 1 failed. The failure had far less to do with the product than with the sales strategy…

    Is Guidance Too Conservative or Is It Really This Bad? We get that Me failed to sell well in South Korea with the 12-month cartridge commitment. But given the strength in reps globally, the strength of Youth from its two LTOs in 2H15, and good results from Me when sold in Japan without the 12-month commitment, we wonder if guidance is aggressive to the downside. Indeed, the word “conservative” was said a lot by mgmt on the brief earnings call when describing guidance revisions.

    Maintaining Buy: While we now have less confidence in mgmt, from an external perspective, to forecast its results accurately, and from an internal perspective, to course correct quicklyi.e., why didn’t they drop the 12-month plan for Me in South Korea when it so obviously wasn’t workingwe are still confident in Youth & Me. The rep growth in South Asia/Pacific from Youth in 3Q led to better 4Q sales than we’d expected, Youth’s Americas LTO in 4Q drove lc sales up 26% YoY, and Me not only sold through in Japan in 4Q but also drove reps higher. We imagine that investors may have little patience or confidence in Nu Skin for a while, understandably. But the bar seems set fairly low now, so we are cautiously optimistic that Nu Skin can dig itself out of this hole as we go through 2016 and Me & Youth roll out more fully.

    Shares of Nu Skin have tumbled 13% to $27.31 at 2:11 p.m. today.