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Best Stocks To Invest In Right Now: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.(WST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Trust Corp reduced its stake in shares of West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (NYSE:WST) by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 596,640 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after selling 4,713 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp owned about 0.81% of West Pharmaceutical Services worth $59,240,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bank of America Corp DE trimmed its stake in West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (NYSE:WST) by 3.4% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 826,209 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after selling 28,935 shares during the quarter. Bank of America Corp DE owned approximately 1.12% of West Pharmaceutical Services worth $82,035,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE: WST) and Carlisle Companies (NYSE:CSL) are both mid-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News coverage about West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE:WST) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. West Pharmaceutical Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the medical instruments supplier an impact score of 47.0333876875904 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Best Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund(JTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN decreased its holdings in Nuveen Tax Advantaged Total Re (NYSE:JTA) by 48.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 10,813 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 10,055 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned approximately 0.08% of Nuveen Tax Advantaged Total Re worth $150,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Blackrock Health Sciences Trust(BME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of BME traded up $0.60 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $40.92. The company had a trading volume of 34,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 35,130. Blackrock Health Sciences Trust has a 52 week low of $32.00 and a 52 week high of $44.00.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of B&M European Value Retail SA (LON:BME) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the sixteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 442.92 ($5.90).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    B&M European Value Retail (LON:BME) had its target price boosted by analysts at HSBC from GBX 470 ($6.26) to GBX 500 ($6.66) in a report released on Wednesday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. HSBC’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 21.54% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of B&M European Value Retail SA (LON:BME) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the sixteen research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 451.36 ($5.88).

Best Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cushing Renaissance Fund (SZC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about CUSHING RENAISS/COM (NYSE:SZC) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CUSHING RENAISS/COM earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the investment management company an impact score of 47.8560510338408 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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Wynn Resorts (WYNN) sunk to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after China said it would limit ATM withdrawals in Macau.

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Shares of Wynn Resorts dropped 11% to$90.72 today, while the S&P 500 gained 0.2% to 2,246.19.

My colleague Dimitra DeFotis, who runs Barron’s Emerging Markets Daily, explains what happened:

The move is another in a series to tackle the flight of illicit Chinese cash via casinos. According to a South China Morning Post story, Macaus monetary authority is halving the cash withdrawals allowed for holders of China UnionPay bank cards, effective Saturday. Billions of yuan reportedly have disappeared from the mainland, despite government currency restrictions on card purchases of gambling chips.

Wynn wasn’t the only Macau casino operator that took it on the chin today. Las Vegas Sands (LVS) tumbled 13% to $54.67, while Melco Crown Entertainment (MPEL) plunged 14% to $16.87, and MGM Resorts International (MGM) dropped 4.3% to $28.65.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own For 2018: Itron Inc.(ITRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
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    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $579.85 million.
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    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $45.38 million.
    Restoration Robotics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIR) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.17 per share on revenue of $5.93 million.
    YogaWorks, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOGA) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.22 per share on revenue of

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) – Analysts at Oppenheimer cut their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Itron in a research note issued on Tuesday, May 15th. Oppenheimer analyst N. Kaye now anticipates that the scientific and technical instruments company will earn $0.55 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.86. Oppenheimer currently has a “Buy” rating and a $78.00 target price on the stock. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Itron’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.46 EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TheStreet cut shares of Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) from a b rating to a c rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning.

    Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on ITRI. BidaskClub upgraded Itron from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Oppenheimer reiterated a buy rating and set a $78.00 price objective on shares of Itron in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Canaccord Genuity upgraded Itron from a hold rating to a buy rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $78.00 to $84.00 in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Cowen upgraded Itron from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $80.00 to $84.00 in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, JMP Securities set a $108.00 price objective on Itron and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $83.36.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: COP, HD, HSBC
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has seized assets from the Venezuelan-owned firm PDVSA in the Caribbean. The company won a court case that will allow it to take over assets owned by the Venezuelan government. The court enabled the seizures as part of a broader plan to allow the firm to recoup roughly $2 billion following the 2007 nationalization of its assets in Venezuela by the huge Castro-led government.
    Monday will be a quiet day on the earnings front. Investors are looking to Tuesday’s calendar, when The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) reports earnings. Tomorrow, Wall Street analysts expect that Home Depot will report earnings per share of $2.07 on top of $25.2 billion in revenue. Investors will be hoping that the company reports strong profits thanks to an improving U.S. economy and the recent tax reform law.
    Expect a lot of chatter today about blockchain technology. That’s because ING Bank and HSBC Holdings Plc.(NYSE: HSBC) announced over the weekend that they engaged in their first trade ever using blockchain technology. The two engaged in a trade on behalf of Cargill to finance a shipment of soybeans from Argentina to Malaysia.
    Today, look for earnings reports from Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A), Itron Inc.(Nasdaq: ITRI), Vipshop Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: VIPS), Amyris Biotechnologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRS), Sky Solar Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: SKYS), Mazor Robotics Ltd.(Nasdaq: MZOR), China Lodging Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: HTHT), and Mimecast Ltd.(Nasdaq: MIME).

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Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own For 2018: Genesee & Wyoming, Inc.(GWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Piermont Capital Management Inc. decreased its position in Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) by 8.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,850 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 890 shares during the quarter. Piermont Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Genesee & Wyoming were worth $697,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own For 2018: GTT Communications, Inc.(GTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at KeyBanc upgraded GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT) from Sector Weight to Overweight.

    GTT Communications shares fell 0.64 percent to $46.35 in pre-market trading.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on GTT Communications (GTT) , Steel Dynamics (STLD) , Nucor (NUE) , Marriott International (MAR) , MGM Resorts (MGM) and Twitter (TWTR) .

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    GTT to Present at Spring 2018 Investor Conferences (finance.yahoo.com) Unified Communications Week in Review: Firstcom, 8×8, RingCentral (unified-communications.tmcnet.com) RingCentral, SD-WAN vendors team up to deliver UCaaS (searchunifiedcommunications.techtarget.com) GTT Communications (GTT) CEO Richard Calder Sells 6,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) GTT Communications (GTT) EVP Chris Mckee Sells 7,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)

    GTT has been the topic of several recent research reports. Oppenheimer increased their price objective on GTT Communications from $52.00 to $68.00 in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. William Blair reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of GTT Communications in a research report on Wednesday, March 28th. Craig Hallum reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective (up from $50.00) on shares of GTT Communications in a research report on Monday, February 26th. SunTrust Banks increased their price objective on GTT Communications to $60.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, Jefferies Group increased their price objective on GTT Communications to $62.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $57.22.

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    GTT Communications (GTT) : “I think they have a great business model. I say buy, buy, buy.”

    Steel Dynamics (STLD) : “That’s a great steel company and the only one I’ll recommend other than Nucor (NUE) .”

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own For 2018: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.(WST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE: WST) and Carlisle Companies (NYSE:CSL) are both mid-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own For 2018: AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(AMAG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AMAG Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AMAG) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on AMAG Pharmaceuticals (AMAG)

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAG) has a PDUFA date set for its drug Feraheme for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in patients who have an intolerance or unsatisfactory response to oral iron. The date is set for February 2. Shares of AMAG were trading at $14.45, in a 52-week range of $11.93 to $25.20 and with a consensus price target of $18.00.