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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021

“I believe the future of communication will increasingly shift to private, encrypted services where people can be confident what they say to each other stays secure and their messages and content won’t stick around forever,” Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a lengthy blog postlast week detailing where he sees the social networking giant’s “privacy-focused” future. The missive comes after Facebook has grappled with countless privacy and data use scandals over the past few years, and at face value represents a massive shift in direction for the company.

It also means that Facebook will be competing with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) like never before.

iMessage is a huge threat to Facebook. Image source: Apple.

iMessage is Facebook’s “biggest competitor by far”

As Facebook’s growth has slowed in recent quarters, the company is turning to messaging as its next frontier. “Today we already see that private messaging, ephemeral stories, and small groups are by far the fastest growing areas of online communication,” Zuckerberg wrote. Facebook had already made a massive bet on messaging with its 2014 acquisition of WhatsApp, its largest to date. But Facebook has struggled to ramp up WhatsApp monetization, which it needs to do in order to justify the exorbitant premium it paid.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Werner Enterprises, Inc.(WERN)

Werner Enterprises, Inc., incorporated on September 14, 1982, is a transportation and logistics company. The Company is engaged in transporting truckload shipments of general commodities in both interstate and intrastate commerce. The Company operates through two segments: Truckload Transportation Services (Truckload) and Value Added Services (VAS). The Company also provides logistics services through its VAS division. The Company has a fleet of approximately 7,450 trucks, of which over 6,640 are Company-operated and over 810 are owned and operated by independent contractors. Its VAS division operates over 60 additional intermodal drayage trucks.

Truckload Transportation Services

Truckload segment comprises the One-Way Truckload and Specialized Services units. Its One-Way Truckload unit’s operating fleet includes the regional short-haul (Regional) fleet, which transports a variety of consumer non-durable products and other commodities in truckload quantities within geographic regions across the United States using dry van trailers; the medium-to-long-haul van (Van) fleet, which provides comparable truckload van service over irregular routes, and the expedited (Expedited) fleet, which provides time-sensitive truckload services utilizing driver teams. Its Specialized Services unit provides truckload services for a retail distribution center or manufacturing facility, including services for products requiring specialized trailers, such as flatbed or temperature-controlled trailers.

The Company’s Truckload fleets operate across over 40 contiguous United States’ states pursuant to operating authority, both common and contract, granted by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and pursuant to intrastate authority granted by various United States’ states. It also operates in several provinces of Canada and provides through-trailer service into and out of Mexico. The principal types of freight it transports include retail store merchandise, consumer product! s, grocery products and manufactured products.

VAS segment

The Company’s VAS segment is a non-asset-based transportation and logistics provider. VAS comprises operating units that provide non-trucking services to its customers, which include truck brokerage (Brokerage) that uses contracted carriers to complete customer shipments; freight management (Freight Management), which offers a range of single-source logistics management services and solutions; the intermodal (Intermodal) unit, which offers rail transportation through alliances with rail and drayage providers as an alternative to truck transportation, and Werner Global Logistics international (WGL), which provides complete management of global shipments from origin to destination using a combination of air, ocean, truck and rail transportation modes. Its Brokerage unit has transportation services contracts with approximately 12,920 carriers.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan lessened its holdings in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) by 22.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 10,510 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 3,040 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan’s holdings in Werner Enterprises were worth $395,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) and Universal Logistics (NASDAQ:ULH) are both transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation(IPCC)

Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides personal automobile insurance with a concentration on nonstandard auto insurance in the United States. The company offers personal automobile insurance to individuals; mono-line commercial vehicle insurance to businesses; and classic collector insurance, which provides protection for classic collectible automobiles. It products provide coverage to individuals for liability to others for bodily injury and property damage, and for physical damage to an insured?s own vehicle from collision and various other perils. Infinity distributes its products primarily through a network of independent agencies and brokers. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) and Hartford Financial Services Group (NYSE:HIG) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B (NYSE: BRK.B) and Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Saturday morning.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: United States Steel Corporation(X)

United States Steel Corporation produces and sells flat-rolled and tubular steel products in North America and Europe. It operates through three segments: Flat-Rolled Products (Flat-Rolled), U. S. Steel Europe (USSE), and Tubular Products (Tubular). The Flat-Rolled segment offers slabs, rounds, strip mill plates, sheets, and tin mill products. This segment serves customers in the automotive, consumer and the combined industrial, service center, and mining commercial markets. The USSE segment provides slabs, sheets, strip mill plates, tin mill products, and spiral welded pipes, as well as heating radiators and refractory ceramic materials. This segment serves customers in the construction, service center, conversion, container, transportation, appliance and electrical, oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. The Tubular segment offers seamless and electric resistance welded steel casing and tubing; and standard and line pipe and mechanical tubing products primarily to customers in the oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. The company also provides railroad services; and owns, develops, and manages various real estate assets. United States Steel Corporation was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    United States Steel Co. (NYSE:X) – Equities researchers at KeyCorp raised their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of United States Steel in a research note issued to investors on Sunday, September 9th. KeyCorp analyst P. Gibbs now forecasts that the basic materials company will earn $6.27 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $5.98.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Shares of United States Steel (NYSE:X) plunged 18.5% in August, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence. The steelmaker announced its second-quarter earnings on the first day of the month, but there’s more to the stock’s drop than just the numbers.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of TMX Group Ltd (TSE:X) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$90.33.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (the Trust) is a unit investment, which issues securities called trust units or units. The Trust seeks to provide investment results that, before expenses, generally correspond to the price and yields performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is an Index of 30 blue chip United States stocks.
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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Traders bought shares of SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DIA) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $242.64 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $212.95 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $29.69 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust had the 29th highest net in-flow for the day. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust traded down ($0.64) for the day and closed at $255.16

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Kronos Worldwide Inc(KRO)

Kronos Worldwide, Inc. produces and markets titanium dioxide pigments (TiO2) worldwide. It produces TiO2 in two crystalline forms, rutile and anatase to impart whiteness, brightness, opacity, and durability for products, paints, coatings, plastics, paper, fibers, and ceramics, as well as for various specialty products, such as inks, food, and cosmetics. The company also provides ilmenite, a raw material used directly as a feedstock by sulfate-process TiO2 plants; iron-based chemicals, which are co-products and processed co-products of the sulfate and chloride process TiO2 pigment production used as treatment and conditioning agents for industrial effluents and municipal wastewater, as well as in the manufacture of iron pigments, cement, and agricultural products; and titanium oxychloride and titanyl sulfate that are side-stream specialty products from the production of TiO2 under the Kronos brand name. The companys titanium oxychloride is used in the formulation of pearlescent pigments and production of electroceramic capacitors for cell phones and other electronic devices; and titanyl sulfate is used in pearlescent pigments, natural gas pipe, and other specialty applications. In addition, it sells and provides technical services for its products. The company sells its products through distributors and agents to paint, plastics, decorative laminate, and paper manufacturers. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Kronos Worldwide, Inc. is a subsidiary of Valhi, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO) issued its earnings results on Monday. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.21 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by ($0.01), Fidelity Earnings reports. Kronos Worldwide had a return on equity of 33.77% and a net margin of 12.94%. The company had revenue of $349.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $378.00 million.

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    No matter your investing style, stocks that no one is paying attention to are often the best deals. Unpopular or lightly followed dividend stocks can become depressed in price, pushing up the yields and creating bargains for eagle-eyed investors. Three of our Motley Fool contributors think Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD), Hanesbrands (NYSE:HBI), and Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO) aren’t getting the attention they deserve. Here’s why these dividend stocks would make a great addition to your portfolio.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Despite continued strength globally for the material, many titanium dioxide producers have seen their share prices drop by double digits since the beginning of the year. For instance, Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO) stock has dropped by 19% in 2018 even though the business is cruising along right now. That has pushed its dividend yield to 3.4% — much higher than most peers.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Lam Research Corporation(LRCX)

Lam Research Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, refurbishes, and services semiconductor processing systems used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. It provides thin film deposition products, including SABRE electrochemical deposition products for copper damascene manufacturing; ALTUS systems to deposit conformal atomic layer films for tungsten metallization applications; VECTOR plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition and atomic layer deposition systems to deposit oxides, nitrides, carbides, multiple patterning films, anti-reflective layers, multi-layer stack films, and diffusion barriers; SPEED high-density plasma-chemical vapor deposition products for applications in shallow trench isolation, pre-metal dielectrics, inter-layer dielectrics, inter-metal dielectrics, and passivation layers; and SOLA ultraviolet thermal processing products for the treatment of back-end-of-line low-k dielectric films and front-end-of-line silicon nitride strained films. The company also offers plasma etch products, such as Kiyo products that provide solutions for conductor etch applications; Flex products, which offer technologies and application-focused capabilities for dielectric etch applications; and Syndion products that provide solutions to address various through-silicon via etch applications. In addition, it provides single-wafer clean products, including EOS, Da Vinci, DV-Prime, and SP series products for wet etch and clean applications in wafer-level packaging , including silicon substrate thinning, wafer stress relief, underbump metallization etch, and photoresist removal; and Coronus plasma-based bevel clean products to enhance die yield by removing particles, residues, and unwanted films from the wafers edge, as well as legacy products. The company offers its products in the United States, Europe, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, China, and Southeast Asia. Lam Research Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Lourd Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Lam Research Co. (NASDAQ:LRCX) during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 1,909 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $290,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of Stockton bought a new stake in Lam Research Co. (NASDAQ:LRCX) in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 1,520 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $230,000.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    And Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ: LRCX) EPS are expected to grow 21.4% in the next five years, putting on the brakes after more than 90% growth in the prior five years. The stock has been a laggard despite the bull market. The share price is more than 21% lower than at the beginning of the year. The company is scheduled to release its fiscal first-quarter results on October 16.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Prudential Public Limited Company(PUK)

Prudential plc provides retail financial products and services, and asset management services to individuals and businesses in Asia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. It offers savings, protection, investment, and unit-linked products; manages investments across a range of asset classes for internal, retail, and institutional clients; manages onshore mutual funds; and provides retirement planning, consumer and Islamic finance, and health solutions. The company also provides retirement savings and income solutions; variable annuities; fixed and fixed index annuities; term life, universal life, and variable universal life insurance; permanent individual life insurance; and institutional products, such as guaranteed investment contracts, funding agreements, and medium term note funding agreements. In addition, it offers pensions and annuities; investment plans; and car, health, home, travel, and protection insurance policies. Further, Prudential plc provides fund man agement services for individual and institutional clients. The company was founded in 1848 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Prudential Public Limited (NYSE:PUK) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Prudential (NYSE: PUK) and Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE:RGA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

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    Shares of PUK stock traded down $0.02 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $51.56. 141,455 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 198,097. The firm has a market cap of $66.49 billion, a PE ratio of 13.79, a PEG ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 1.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 0.03 and a current ratio of 0.03. Prudential has a 52-week low of $44.49 and a 52-week high of $55.36.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Prudential (NYSE:PUK) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning.

    Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Prudential from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $57.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Berenberg Bank cut shares of Prudential from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, March 29th. Finally, Citigroup cut shares of Prudential from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $57.00.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Actuant Corporation(ATU)

Actuant Corporation, incorporated on October 26, 1910, designs, manufactures and distributes a range of industrial products and systems to various end markets. The Company operates through three segments: Industrial, Energy and Engineered Solutions. The Company’s Industrial segment is primarily involved in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded hydraulic and mechanical tools to the maintenance, industrial, infrastructure and production automation markets. The Company’s Energy segment provides joint integrity products and services, customized offshore vessel mooring solutions, as well as rope and cable solutions to the global oil and gas, power generation and other energy markets. The Company’s Engineered Solutions segment provides engineered position and motion control systems to original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in various on and off-highway vehicle markets, as well as various other products to the industrial and agricultural markets.

Industrial

The Company’s Industrial segment is a global supplier of hydraulic and mechanical tools to a range of end markets, including general maintenance and repair, industrial, oil and gas, mining, infrastructure and production automation. The Company’s primary products include high-force hydraulic tools, engineered heavy lifting solutions, workholding (production automation) solutions, and concrete stressing components and systems. Its high-force hydraulic and mechanical tools, including cylinders, pumps, valves, specialty tools and presses are designed to allow users to apply controlled force and motion. The hydraulic tools operate at high pressures of approximately 5,000 to 12,000 pounds per square inch and are generally sold by industrial and specialty fluid power distributors to customers in the infrastructure, mining, steel mill, cement, rail, oil and gas, power generation and general maintenance industries. In addition to providing a line of industrial tools, the segment also provides high-force hydraulic systems (in! tegrated solutions).

The Company’s integrated solutions standard product offering also includes hydraulic gantries, strand jacks and synchronous lift systems. The Industrial segment offers a range of workholding products (work supports, swing cylinders and system components) that are marketed through distributors to the automotive, machine tool and fixture design markets. In addition, the Industrial segment designs, manufactures and distributes concrete tensioning products (chucks and wedges, stressing jacks and anchors), which are used by concrete tensioning system designers, fabricators and installers for the residential and commercial construction, bridge, infrastructure and mining markets.

Energy

The Company’s Energy segment provides products and services to the global energy markets. The Company’s products include joint integrity tools and connectors for oil and gas and power generation installations and high performance ropes, cables and umbilicals. In addition to these products, the Energy segment also provides mooring systems and joint integrity tools under rental arrangements, as well as technical manpower solutions. The products and services of the Energy segment are distributed and marketed under various brand names (principally Hydratight, Cortland and Viking SeaTech) to OEMs, maintenance and service organizations and energy producers in emerging and developed countries. Its joint integrity products include hydraulic torque wrenches, bolt tensioners, portable machining equipment and subsea connectors, which are either sold or rented to asset owners, service providers and end users. These products are used in the maintenance of bolted joints on oil rigs and platforms, wind turbines, refineries and pipelines, petrochemical installations, as well as fossil fuel and nuclear power plants. Its Hydratight business provides manpower services where its trained technicians perform bolting, machining and joint integrity work for customers. The Company delivers pro! ducts and! services through a localized infrastructure of rental and maintenance depots.

The Company’s Energy segment develops highly-engineered rope, umbilical and cable solutions to various markets, including oil and gas, heavy marine, subsea, remote operating vehicle (ROV) and seismic. With its global design and manufacturing capabilities, the Cortland business provides customized synthetic ropes, heavy lift slings, specialized mooring, rigging and towing systems, electro-optical-mechanical cables and umbilicals. These products are utilized in applications, often deployed in harsh operating conditions (subsea oil and gas production, maintenance and exploration). In addition, the Energy segment provides customers with a range of marine mooring equipment and associated services (survey, inspection, design and installation). Its Viking business delivers mooring solutions in the harshest environments to customers involved in offshore oil and gas exploration, offshore construction and renewable energy projects.

Engineered Solutions

The Company’s Engineered Solutions segment designs and assembles customized position and motion control systems and other industrial products to various vehicle and other markets. The Engineered Solutions segment focuses on providing technical and highly engineered products, including actuation systems, mechanical power transmission products, engine air flow management systems, human to machine interface (HMI) solutions and other rugged electronic instrumentation. Products in the Engineered Solutions segment are primarily marketed directly to OEMs through a technical sales organization. The Company’s diesel engine air flow solutions, such as exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) systems and air flow actuators, are used by diesel engine and turbocharger manufacturers. It also sells actuation systems to a range of specialty vehicle customers, principally in the defense and off-highway markets. Its products include severe-duty electronic instrumentation, suc! h as disp! lays and clusters, machine controls and sensors, and HMI solutions and power transmission products, such as drive shafts, torque limiters, gearboxes, torsional dampers and flexible shafts. These products are sold to a range of markets, including agricultural implement, lawn and turf, construction, forestry, industrial, aerospace, material handling and security.

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Aethlon Medical, Inc.(AEMD)

Aethlon Medical, Inc., incorporated on April 17, 1991, is a medical device company, which creates medical devices to address unmet therapeutic needs in infectious disease, cancer and other life-threatening conditions. The Company’s lead product is the Aethlon Hemopurifier, which is a device that selectively targets the elimination of circulating viruses and tumor-secreted exosomes that promote cancer progression. The Aethlon Hemopurifier sheds glycoproteins to treat infectious viral pathogens. In oncology indications, the Hemopurifier targets the removal of circulating exosomes, which are secreted by tumors to prevent the immune system from rejecting the tumors. Through its majority-owned subsidiary, Exosome Sciences, Inc. (Exosome), the Company is also developing exosome-based products to diagnose and monitor neurological disorders and cancer.

In addition, the Company operates under a Department of Defense contract through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), related to the development of a sepsis treatment device. The Company also operates under a second Department of Defense contract as a subcontractor. Under these contracts, the Company’s tasks include the development of a dialysis-like device to prevent sepsis, a fatal bloodstream infection. The Company is also studying the use of its Hemopurifier as a therapeutic solution against viral pathogens that are not treatable with antiviral drugs, as well as viral pathogens that have evolved to become drug resistant.

The Aethlon Hemopurifier addresses antiviral drug-resistance in Hepatitis C virus and Human Immunodeficiency Virus-infected individuals and serves as a countermeasure against viral pathogens not addressed by drug or vaccine therapies. In the Company’s clinical studies that are conducted in India, safety and efficacy observations of Hemopurifier therapy have been observed in both Hepatitis C virus and Human Immunodeficiency Virus-infected individuals. Delivery of Hemopurifier therapy can occur thro! ugh the infrastructure of continuous renal replacement therapy and dialysis instruments routinely found in hospitals and clinics. The Hemopurifier is designed to provide a spectrum mechanism to inhibit the presence of certain cancer and infectious disease related particles. Treatment with the Hempurifier lasts from three to six and one half hours in duration. The Company has conducted Hepatitis C virus treatment studies for Aethlon Hemopurifier.

In addition to treating Hepatitis C virus-infected individuals, the Company has conducted a single proof-of-principle treatment study related to the treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus. In the study, Hemopurifier therapy reduced viral load by around 93% in a Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome-infected individual without the administration of antiviral drug therapy.

The Company competes with Asahi Kasei Kurary Medical.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Aethlon Medical (NASDAQ: AEMD) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Aethlon Medical to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2021: Tata Motors Ltd(TTM)

Tata Motors Limited, incorporated on September 1, 1945, is an automobile company. The Company is engaged mainly in the business of automobile products consisting of all types of commercial and passenger vehicles, including financing of the vehicles sold by the Company. The Company’s operating segments include automotive operations and all other operations. The Company’s automotive operations are further subdivided into Tata and other brand vehicles (including vehicle financing) and Jaguar Land Rover. The Company operates in over 175 countries. The Company’s commercial and passenger vehicles are marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia, South Asia, South America, Australia, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Russia. It has franchisee/joint venture assembly operations in Bangladesh, Ukraine and Senegal.

Automotive Operations

The Company’s automotive segment operations include all activities relating to the development, design, manufacture, assembly and sale of vehicles, including vehicle financing, as well as sale of related parts and accessories. The Company offers premium cars in markets, such as the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe, as well as in emerging markets, such as China, Russia and Brazil through its Jaguar Land Rover business. In the automotive segment, the Company manufactures and sells passenger cars, utility vehicles, light commercial vehicles (LCVs), and medium and heavy commercial vehicles. The Company further divides these categories based on the size, weight, design and price of the vehicle. The Company’s subcategories vary between and within Tata, and other brand vehicles and Jaguar Land Rover businesses.

The Company’s range of Tata-branded passenger cars include the Nano (micro), the Indica, the Vista and the Bolt (compact), the Indigo eCS, the Manza and the Zest (mid-sized) in the sedan category. The Company has expanded its passenger car range with several variants and fuel option! s. The Company’s Jaguar Land Rover operations have its presence in the premium passenger car category under the Jaguar brand name. There are four car lines under the Jaguar brand name, including the F-TYPE two seater sports car coupe and convertible (including all-wheel drive derivatives) the XF sedan (including the Sportbrake and all-wheel drive derivatives), the XJ saloon and the new XE sports saloon.

The Company manufactures a range of Tata-branded utility vehicles, including the Sumo and the Safari (sports utility vehicles), the Xenon XT (lifestyle pickup), the Tata Aria (crossover) and the Venture (multipurpose utility vehicle). Under the Safari brand, the Company offers two variants: the Dicor and the Safari Storme. Under the Sumo brand, the Company offers the Sumo Gold. There are six car lines under the brands of Range Rover and Land Rover in the premium all-terrain vehicles categories, including the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover Discovery, Discovery Sport and the Defender.

The Company manufactures a range of light commercial vehicles, including pickup trucks and small commercial vehicles. This also includes the Tata Ace, which is a mini-truck with a 0.75 ton payload with different fuel options; the Super Ace, with a one ton payload; the Ace Zip, with a 0.6 ton payload; the Magic and Magic Iris, both of which are passenger variants for commercial transportation developed on the Tata Ace platform and the Winger. In addition, the Company introduced a new generation of Ultra LCV trucks. The Company’s offerings in the LCV bus segment include the Cityride and Starbus range of buses.

The Company manufactures a range of medium and heavy commercial vehicles, which include trucks, tractors, buses, tippers and multi-axled vehicles, with gross vehicle weights (GVWs, including payload) of between 8 tons and 49 tons. In addition, through Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicles (TDCV), the Company manufactures an array of trucks ranging from 215 h! orsepower! to 560 horsepower, including dump trucks, tractor-trailers, mixers and cargo vehicles. The Company also offers a range of buses, which includes the Divo Coach, the Semi Deluxe Starbus Ultra Contract Bus and the new Starbus Ultra. The Company’s range of buses is intended for a range of uses, including as intercity coaches (with both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned luxury variants) as school transportation and as ambulances.

All Other Operations

The Company’s all other operations segment includes information technology (IT) services, and machine tools and factory automation solutions. As of March 31, 2015, the Company owned a 72.32% equity interest in its subsidiary, Tata Technologies Limited (TTL). TTL specializes in providing engineering services out-sourcing, product development IT services solutions for product lifecycle management (PLM) and Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) to the automotive, aerospace and consumer durables manufacturers and their suppliers. TTL’s services also include product design, analysis and production engineering, engineering and customer relationship management systems. TTL also distributes, implements and supports PLM products from solution providers, such as Dassault Systems and Autodesk across the world.

The Company competes with Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Infiniti, Lexus, Porsche, Volkswagen, Isuzu, Nissan and Toyota.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    U.S. stocks have enjoyed years of strong gains, but the situation hasn’t been as rosy for many companies that do business across the globe. India’s Tata Motors (NYSE:TTM), which owns key car brands such as Jaguar and Land Rover, gave investors an extremely tough financial report that led to two days’ worth of severe share-price declines. Yet closer to home, Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) has made a name for itself with its services to enterprise and government customers.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Tata Motors Ltd. (NYSE: TTM) was down almost 10% at $11.40 on Thursday and down another 6.5% at $10.65 for its American depositary shares after posting a loss. Tata was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Merrill Lynch, and Nomura/Instinet downgraded it to Neutral as well. The52-week trading range is $10.49 to $29.39.

Best High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

Traders bought shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) on weakness during trading on Friday. $94.71 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $56.77 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $37.94 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Thermo Fisher Scientific had the 26th highest net in-flow for the day. Thermo Fisher Scientific traded down ($1.82) for the day and closed at $231.42

A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. Leerink Swann lifted their target price on Thermo Fisher Scientific from $239.00 to $255.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Thermo Fisher Scientific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $261.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 6th. ValuEngine upgraded Thermo Fisher Scientific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 24th. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on Thermo Fisher Scientific from $216.00 to $230.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $300.00 target price on shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific in a research report on Thursday, July 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $239.08.

Best High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: United States Steel Corporation(X)

United States Steel Corporation produces and sells flat-rolled and tubular steel products in North America and Europe. It operates through three segments: Flat-Rolled Products (Flat-Rolled), U. S. Steel Europe (USSE), and Tubular Products (Tubular). The Flat-Rolled segment offers slabs, rounds, strip mill plates, sheets, and tin mill products. This segment serves customers in the automotive, consumer and the combined industrial, service center, and mining commercial markets. The USSE segment provides slabs, sheets, strip mill plates, tin mill products, and spiral welded pipes, as well as heating radiators and refractory ceramic materials. This segment serves customers in the construction, service center, conversion, container, transportation, appliance and electrical, oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. The Tubular segment offers seamless and electric resistance welded steel casing and tubing; and standard and line pipe and mechanical tubing products primarily to customers in the oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. The company also provides railroad services; and owns, develops, and manages various real estate assets. United States Steel Corporation was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    United States Steel Co. (NYSE:X) – Equities researchers at KeyCorp raised their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of United States Steel in a research note issued to investors on Sunday, September 9th. KeyCorp analyst P. Gibbs now forecasts that the basic materials company will earn $6.27 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $5.98.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Shares of United States Steel (NYSE:X) plunged 18.5% in August, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The steelmaker announced its second-quarter earnings on the first day of the month, but there’s more to the stock’s drop than just the numbers. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of TMX Group Ltd (TSE:X) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$90.33.

Best High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: TiVo Inc.(TIVO)

TiVo Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides technology and services for television solutions, including digital video recorders (DVRs) and connected televisions in the United States and internationally. The company offers subscription-based TiVo service, which enhances home entertainment by providing consumers with a way to record, watch, and control live television, as well as to receive videos, pictures, and movies from cable, broadcast, and broadband sources in one interface. It also provides a platform for advertising and audience research measurement services. TiVo Inc. distributes the TiVo DVR through consumer electronics retailers and its online store at TiVo.com, as well as the TiVo service through agreements with satellite and cable television service providers; and broadcasting companies. As of January 31, 2011, it had approximately 1.5 million subscriptions to the TiVo service. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Alviso, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TiVo Corp (NASDAQ:TIVO) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 21st, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 12th will be given a dividend of 0.18 per share by the technology company on Tuesday, March 26th. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.38%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 11th.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TiVo Corp (NASDAQ:TIVO) – Equities research analysts at B. Riley reduced their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for TiVo in a report issued on Wednesday, February 27th. B. Riley analyst E. Wold now forecasts that the technology company will post earnings per share of $0.10 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.16. B. Riley also issued estimates for TiVo’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.10 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.10 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.11 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $0.41 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.12 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.12 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.13 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $0.14 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.51 EPS.

Best High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited(HMY)

Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited engages in the exploration and mining of gold in South Africa and Papua New Guinea. The company also explores for copper, silver, uranium, and molybdenum deposits. It has nine underground operations located on the Witwatersrand Basin; an open-pit mine exploiting the Kraaipan Greenstone Belt; and various other surface operations in South Africa. The company also owns a 50% interest in the Hidden Valley, an open-pit gold and silver mine; the Wafi-Golpu project; and exploration tenements in Papua New Guinea. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited was incorporated in 1950 and is based in Randfontein, South Africa.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Exor Investments (UK) LLPSibanye-Stillwater (SBGL) – 45,970,311 shares, 32.51% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 8.09%VEON Ltd (VEON) – 37,657,792 shares, 31.02% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.83%Cameco Corp (CCJ) – 5,967,410 shares, 19.32% of the total portfolio. Harmony Gold Mining Co Ltd (HMY) – 13,275,728 shares, 6.26% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 6.84%Novagold Resources Inc (NG) – 5,889,905 shares, 6.21% of the total portfolio. Shares

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd. (NYSE: HMY) has a market cap of around $1 billion and traded this morning at $1.90, in a 52-week range of $1.43 to $2.53. Shares are down 4.1% for the past 12 months, and the company posted an operating loss of around $265,000. The company is based in South Africa and owns assets in South Africa and Papua New Guinea.

Best High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Medical Marijuana, Inc. (MJNA)

Medical Marijuana, Inc. (MJNA) is a development-stage company, which operates in the cannabis and industrial hemp space in America. Through its subsidiaries and investment holdings, the Company focuses on the development, sale and distribution of hemp oil that contains naturally occurring cannabinoids, including cannabidiol (CBD) and other products containing CBD-rich hemp oil (Legal Hemp). The Company’s products are formulated for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical industries, including dietary supplements, prescription-based hemp oil for sale for the treatment of illnesses and conditions, and skin care products. The Company’s services include development of cannabinoid based health and wellness products, and the development of medical grade compounds. It operates through subsidiaries, including HempMedsPX, LLC, Wellness Managed Services, LLC, Red Dice Holdings, LLC, CanChew Biotechnologies, LLC, Hempwire, LLC, Kannaway, LLC, HempVap, LLC and HempMeds Brasil.
Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    For example, Medical Marijuana, Inc. (NASDAQOTH:MJNA), the first-ever public-traded pot stock, introduced the world to its pet-focused subsidiary, Phyto Animal Health, a little over a year ago. Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s subsidiary launched a line of CBD oil products, hemp bedding, and litter, for dogs, cats, and horses last year. Although Medical Marijuana is predominantly focused on CBD and hemp-based CBD products for humans in the U.S. and Mexico, its CEO Stuart Titus sees significant opportunity for expansion in animal supplements, which are believed to improve cardiovascular health and target pain management for pets. 

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    To answer the headline question: Sure, Medical Marijuana Inc. (NASDAQOTH:MJNA) could be a millionaire-maker stock — if one started out as a multimillionaire, perhaps.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Two stocks that hope to become big winners in this hemp market are Medical Marijuana (NASDAQOTH:MJNA) and CV Sciences (NASDAQOTH:CVSI). CV Sciences has performed a lot better than Medical Marijuana has, with its share price skyrocketing nearly 600% last year compared with Medical Marijuana’s 50% plunge. But which of these stocks is the better pick now?

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019

WellCare (NYSE: WCG) and Trupanion (NASDAQ:TRUP) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

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This table compares WellCare and Trupanion’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
WellCare $17.01 billion 0.58 $373.70 million $8.52 25.83
Trupanion $242.67 million 4.07 -$1.50 million ($0.07) -452.14

WellCare has higher revenue and earnings than Trupanion. Trupanion is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than WellCare, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: CenturyLink, Inc.(CTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    For a great example, look no further than the recent note from MKM analyst Michael Genovese. Genovese anticipates large systems vendor Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) may end up stealing away large customer CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) from smaller competitor Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN). That could be a huge win for Ciena and a huge blow to Infinera, and the episode is emblematic of this period in the industry.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) which fell about 8% to $21.05. The stock’s 52-week range is $13.16 to $24.20. Volume was about 27.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 9.5 million.

  • [By Leo Sun, Jamal Carnette, CFA, and Nicholas Rossolillo]

    AT&T’s (NYSE:T) massive moat, its high forward yield of 6.2%, and its status as a Dividend Aristocrat make it a favorite income investment for many investors. It might seem tough to find a stable company that pays a higher yield than AT&T, but three stocks fit that description: GEO Group (NYSE:GEO), Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners (NYSE:BEP), and CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL).

  • [By Jason Hall]

    If you bought this time last year, Centurylink Inc. (NYSE:CTL) and Pattern Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGI) haven’t exactly been great investments, with share prices down 33% and 19%, respectively, while the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) has gained 15%. Even when we factor in dividends, they lost investors money while the market delivered more than 17% in total returns. 

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    The quest for chunky dividends has sent income investors scurrying into independent local exchange carriers in the past, but it’s a whole new ballgame in the telecom space these days. Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR) — which at one point earlier this year was packing a yield north of 36% — suspended its payout in February. CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) is still shelling out a fat dividend that yields nearly 12%, but it has been making needle-moving acquisitions to diversify its business. 

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Annaly Capital Management Inc(NLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NYSE: NLY) traded down about 0.8% Friday to set a new 52-week low of $9.81 after closing at $9.89 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $12.40. Volume was about 15% lower than the daily average of around 12.3 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Second, and building on that previous point, what mortgage REITs might lack with a less-than-perfect rising-rate environment, they’ve gained in managerial experience. With the exception of industry juggernaut Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY), virtually no other mortgage REITs had much experience prior to the Great Recession. However, most of these publicly traded mortgage REITs now have a decade or more of experience under their belts. This experience should come in handy as lending rates rise.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH (NYSE:NLY) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $10.88.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Matthew Frankel, and Dan Caplinger]

    So, which dividend stocks do we Fools like right now? We asked a team of investing experts to weigh in, and they picked Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY), Digital Realty (NYSE:DLR), and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP). 

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(AVEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By George Budwell]

    Shares of AVEO Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AVEO) gained a healthy 10.7% last month, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The spark?

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of AVEO Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AVEO) fell 17% today after the company announced first-quarter 2018 results and provided a business update. As a development stage biopharma company, there’s wasn’t much in the way of new financial details. However, the company did announce that it was delaying the expected readout of top-line data from the ongoing phase 3 trial of its lead drug candidate from the second quarter of 2018 to the third quarter of 2018.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AVEO) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $670,000.00 (americanbankingnews.com) Notable Stocks on the Move – AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (NASDAQ: AVEO) (nysenewstoday.com) AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AVEO)- Profitability Ratios under Review (topdesertsafari.com) Buy And Hold, And Diversify: AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AVEO), American International Group, Inc. (AIG) (nmsunews.com) Switching Stocks: AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (NASDAQ: AVEO), Graphic Packaging Holding Company, (NYSE: GPK) (nysetradingnews.com)

    NASDAQ AVEO traded up $0.10 on Tuesday, hitting $2.37. 1,781,596 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,022,071. The company has a market capitalization of $277.34 million, a PE ratio of -14.81 and a beta of 1.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -0.36, a quick ratio of 1.16 and a current ratio of 1.16. AVEO Pharmaceuticals has a 52-week low of $1.86 and a 52-week high of $4.24.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AVEO) will be presenting additional data from its Phase 2 data from its tivozanib and nivolumab trial at the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) on October 22. The study is looking to treat advanced renal cell carcinoma.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Sinovac Biotech Ltd.(SVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about Sinovac Biotech (NASDAQ:SVA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 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. Sinovac Biotech earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 45.8977999719642 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: United States Steel Corporation(X)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This venerable steel producer remains a favorite on Wall Street. United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) produces and sells flat-rolled and tubular steel products in North America and Europe. It operates through three segments. Its Flat-Rolled Products segment offers slabs, rounds, strip mill plates, sheets and tin mill products. This segment serves customers in the automotive, consumer and the combined industrial, service center and mining commercial markets.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Shares of United States Steel (NYSE:X) plunged 18.5% in August, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The steelmaker announced its second-quarter earnings on the first day of the month, but there’s more to the stock’s drop than just the numbers. 

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was a big day on Wall Street, with major benchmarks moving generally higher to start the week. Strong performance in the energy market once again led stocks higher, including a nice gain in oil prices to move above the $72-per-barrel mark. The small-cap Russell 2000 Index hit another record high, but some companies reported news that prevented them from participating in the broader-based rally. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB), Qudian (NYSE:QD), and U.S. Steel (NYSE:X) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of U.S. Steel (NYSE:X) have been red-hot over the past year, surging nearly 60%. Driving those gains has been a significant improvement in the company’s earnings due to higher steel prices. In the first quarter, the steelmaker reported $57 million, or $0.32 per share, of adjusted earnings, which was a vast improvement from the adjusted loss of $145 million, or $0.83 per share, it reported in the year-ago quarter.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Plains Group Holdings, L.P.(PAGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Plains GP (NYSE:PAGP) was upgraded by analysts at US Capital Advisors from a hold rating to an overweight rating.

    Rewalk Robotics (NASDAQ:RWLK) was given a $2.00 price target by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about Plains GP (NYSE:PAGP) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Plains GP earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the pipeline company an impact score of 46.0549967457103 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Plains GP (PAGP) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.08 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Plains GP (PAGP) Upgraded by TheStreet to C- (americanbankingnews.com) Plains GP (PAGP) Downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus (americanbankingnews.com) Plains GP Holdings (PAGP) Tops Q1 EPS by 5c, Beats on Revenues (streetinsider.com) Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. and Plains GP Holdings Report First-Quarter 2018 Results (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several research firms have commented on PAGP. TheStreet upgraded shares of Plains GP from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Monday. Stifel Nicolaus cut shares of Plains GP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Wednesday. Jefferies Group cut shares of Plains GP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. Wolfe Research cut shares of Plains GP from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Deutsche Bank began coverage on shares of Plains GP in a research report on Thursday, April 19th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $29.00 target price for the company. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.65.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Plains GP (NYSE:PAGP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 5th. The pipeline company reported $1.12 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.61. Plains GP had a net margin of 0.98% and a return on equity of 2.69%. The firm had revenue of $8.79 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.52 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($5.16) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 15.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Plains GP Holdings LP will post 1.61 EPS for the current year.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019

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New figures from BloombergNEF (BNEF) show that corporations bought a record amount of 13.4GW of clean energy through power purchase agreements (PPAs) in 2018, well over double the previous record of 6.1GW set in 2017.

The research firm&a;rsquo;s latest Corporate Energy Market Outlook, reveals that 121 companies in 21 different countries signed up to buy renewable energy last year. More than 60% of those purchases were in the US, where PPAs to buy 8.5GW of power were signed, almost three times 2017&a;rsquo;s figure. However, there are signs that the sector is ready to expand rapidly in other markets as well.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: CHS Inc(CHSCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CHS (NASDAQ:CHSCL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: CA Inc.(CA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Earlier this summer, Broadcom was hoping to acquire Qualcomm in a deal that faced more scrutiny and reviews than most companies would be able to stand. Now that the Qualcomm issue is believed to be behind Broadcom, the company has decided that CA Inc. (NASDAQ: CA) was going to be a suitable quasi-replacement deal for the chip giant.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    When an executive order from the Trump administration shut down Broadcom’s (NASDAQ:AVGO) attempt to buy chip-making peer Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM), the company wasted no time finding other targets for its buyout ambitions. Just four months later, Broadcom is acquiring business software veteran CA Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) in an $18.9 billion all-cash deal.That’s $44.50 per CA share, 19.6% above Wednesday’s closing price.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    It is no big secret that semiconductor companies all up and down the supply chain have been and would like to keep merging into larger and stronger companies so that their future cannot be broken by just one major customer. Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO) was hoping to acquire Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) in a deal that faced more scrutiny and reviews than most companies would be able to stand. Now that the Qualcomm issue is believed to be behind Broadcom, the company has decided that CA Inc. (NASDAQ: CA) was going to be a suitable quasi-replacement deal for the chip giant.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) – Equities researchers at Oppenheimer issued their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for CA Technologies in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 9th. Oppenheimer analyst S. Eyal expects that the technology company will earn $0.62 per share for the quarter. Oppenheimer currently has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for CA Technologies’ Q2 2019 earnings at $0.66 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.68 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.62 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.68 EPS.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of semiconductor company Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) surged on Friday, following the company’s third-quarter earnings release. The stock’s jump comes amid a rough period as shares fell more than 21% in the 10 months leading up to the company’s just-released quarterly update. The decline was partly fueled by Broadcom’s drawn-out attempt to acquire Qualcomm (which eventually was blocked by an executive order by President Trump) and concerns about the company’s pending acquisition of CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA).

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Richardson Electronics, Ltd.(RELL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Richardson Electronics (NASDAQ:RELL) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The technology company reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.01 by $0.02, Fidelity Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $44.16 million during the quarter. Richardson Electronics had a return on equity of 1.72% and a net margin of 2.34%.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: United States Steel Corporation(X)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of U.S. Steel (NYSE:X) have been red-hot over the past year, surging nearly 60%. Driving those gains has been a significant improvement in the company’s earnings due to higher steel prices. In the first quarter, the steelmaker reported $57 million, or $0.32 per share, of adjusted earnings, which was a vast improvement from the adjusted loss of $145 million, or $0.83 per share, it reported in the year-ago quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Engineers Gate Manager LP lessened its position in shares of U.S. Steel (NYSE:X) by 74.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 16,651 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 48,006 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager LP’s holdings in U.S. Steel were worth $586,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted its position in U.S. Steel (NYSE:X) by 374.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 161,245 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 127,279 shares during the quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC’s holdings in U.S. Steel were worth $5,674,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: SORL Auto Parts Inc.(SORL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Icahn Enterprises LP Common Stock (NASDAQ: SORL) and Sorl Auto Parts (NASDAQ:SORL) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about Sorl Auto Parts (NASDAQ:SORL) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sorl Auto Parts earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 48.4932889103567 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 75.31 percent to close at $9.94 after reporting Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 40.62 percent to close at $4.50 on Tuesday after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) gained 34.39 percent to close at $3.40.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) gained 32.74 percent to close at $1.50 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) surged 31.15 percent to close at $8.00 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) rose 21.07 percent to close at $11.09. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 20.23 percent to close at $10.58.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) shares gained 17.62 percent to close at $17.82.
    Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: APVO) rose 17.1 percent to close at $5.82.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) shares jumped 16.23 percent to close at $4.87 following Q1 earnings.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 16.04 percent to close at $3.69.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) climbed 15.99 percent to close at $7.98 following Q1 results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.93 percent to close at $3.42.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) gained 15.59 percent to close at $0.5532 following Q1 results.
    Sophiris Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPHS) gained 13.92 percent to close at $3.52 on Tuesday following Q1 results.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) jumped 13.4 percent to close at $2.37.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) shares surged 13.05 percent to close
  • [By Max Byerly]

    SORL Auto Parts (NASDAQ: SORL) and Modine Manufacturing (NYSE:MOD) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares rose 14.1 percent to $3.65 in the pre-market trading session after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) rose 13.3 percent to $2.43 in pre-market trading after reporting a third-quarter earnings beat.
    MYnd Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYND) rose 10.5 percent to $3.49 in pre-market trading. MYnd Analytics reported a Q2 net loss of $2.7 million on revenue of $459,900.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares rose 8.4 percent to $5.68 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) shares rose 7.7 percent to $8.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 7.5 percent to $6.45 in pre-market trading after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
    Mimecast Ltd (NASDAQ: MIME) rose 6.5 percent to $43.50 in pre-market trading following a first-quarter sales beat.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 6 percent to $12.50 in pre-market trading after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTLA) shares rose 6 percent to $26.05 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.58 percent on Monday.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) rose 4.7 percent to $7.20 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Xunlei Limited (NASDAQ: XNET) rose 4.1 percent to $13.88 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.54 percent on Monday.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 4.5 percent to $21.73 in pre-market trading. Mizuho upgraded Valeant from Neutral to Buy.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) rose 4.1 percent to $3.80 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) rose 3.4 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after jumping 23.25 percent o

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Unilever N.V. (UNLVF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In recent weeks, Procter & Gamble (PG) has received a couple of downgrades following its Q3 FY2018 results announcement. In contrast, its peer in the consumer products space, Unilever (UL)(UN)(OTCPK:UNLNF)(OTCPK:UNLYF)(OTCPK:UNLVF), was upgraded by UBS in late March. Investors also cheered the announcement of a fresh €6 billion ($7.4 billion) stock buyback program and the raising of its quarterly dividend by 8% to €0.3872/share from €0.3585. In 2017, Unilever has already completed a €5 billion share buyback programme.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019

Russ Kaplan is a leading money manager with a value-oriented and contrarian approach to very long-term investing; here’s a look at his top growth idea for the coming year.

One of the few places of value in this market is the home building stocks and our Top Pick for growth-oriented investors is D. R. Horton (DHI), which is a home building stock.

D.R. Horton is more than just a homebuilder, however. Horton is involved in all aspects of the realty area. It also owns lots of property and is into title insurance.

Yes, mortgage rates have gone up, but that is already reflected in the price of the stock, which has fallen from $38 to a recent price is the $28 range. I can see it going back to $38 in the near future.

With a price/earnings ratio of 12, it is very undervalued from the market average, which is currently around 22.

There really is a D. R. Horton and he owns 7% of the company. This is not a stock for those looking for income. It only pays a little over 1%.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Live Ventures Incorporated(LIVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Live Stars (CURRENCY:LIVE) traded up 2.3% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM Eastern on June 25th. Over the last seven days, Live Stars has traded down 10.1% against the dollar. One Live Stars token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0249 or 0.00000400 BTC on major exchanges. Live Stars has a total market cap of $990,922.00 and $25,651.00 worth of Live Stars was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Live Ventures (NASDAQ: LIVE) and PennantPark Investment (NASDAQ:PNNT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Multi-Color Corporation(LABL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News coverage about Multi-Color (NASDAQ:LABL) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news 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. Multi-Color earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.8513793060722 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE: BAH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $1.67 billion.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $396.17 million.
    Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ: LABL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of $424.96 million.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $382.4 million.
    The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE: BNS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $5.46 billion.
    Jianpu Technology Inc. (NYSE: JT) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $47.51 million.
    Trans World Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: TWMC) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (NYSE: WMS) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $249.44 million.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.48 per share on revenue of $5.73 million.
    Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) is projected to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) is expected to report earnings for its first quarter.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ: AXON) shares rose 23.7 percent to $1.49. Axovant announced strengthening of management team and completion of organization restructuring which "enhanced capabilities in research and business development" and reduced internal headcount by 43 percent.
    Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUSK) shares jumped 19.8 percent to $37.3148. Mammoth Energy’s subsidiary Cobra signed a new $900 million contract to finish the restoration of critical electrical services and support the initial phase of reconstruction of the electrical utility system in Puerto Rico.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares gained 19 percent to $34.0201. Acorn shares rose Friday after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) shares surged 19 percent to $2.20.
    My Size, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYSZ) climbed 16.8 percent to $1.18 after the company received a Notice of Allowance from the USPTO for measurement technology patent.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) gained 16.6 percent to $2.32.
    Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE: LEJU) gained 16.5 percent to $1.34 following Q1 beat.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16.5 percent to $26.1499. Evolus named Lauren Silvernail as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares gained 15 percent to $26.29 after reporting Q1 results.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares gained 15 percent to $44.7702 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) rose 15 percent to $7.075.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) gained 14.4 percent to $2.746.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) climbed 14.2 percent to $101.10 after the company reported upbeat Q4 results.
    Savara Inc. (NAS
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Multi-Color (NASDAQ:LABL) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

    Momo (NASDAQ:MOMO) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Echo Global Logistics, Inc.(ECHO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Echo Global Logistics Inc  (NASDAQ:ECHO)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 06, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ:ECHO) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Thursday morning.

    Several other brokerages have also commented on ECHO. ValuEngine raised Echo Global Logistics from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Monday, June 11th. Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on Echo Global Logistics in a research note on Tuesday, June 19th. They set a buy rating and a $34.00 price target on the stock. Cowen boosted their price target on Echo Global Logistics from $35.00 to $40.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research note on Monday, July 16th. Barrington Research reissued a buy rating on shares of Echo Global Logistics in a research note on Friday, June 29th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price target on Echo Global Logistics from $35.00 to $37.00 and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Echo Global Logistics presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $34.67.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Koch Industries Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO) in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 11,361 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $314,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ: ECHO) and C.H. Robinson Worldwide (NASDAQ:CHRW) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Quanta Services, Inc.(PWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) shares hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $31.95 and last traded at $32.39, with a volume of 37850 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $32.41.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders bought 930 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 594% compared to the typical daily volume of 134 call options.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Trexquant Investment LP trimmed its holdings in Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) by 69.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 21,491 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 50,019 shares during the quarter. Trexquant Investment LP’s holdings in Quanta Services were worth $718,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC reduced its holdings in Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) by 71.7% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 12,188 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 30,844 shares during the quarter. Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Quanta Services were worth $407,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia increased its position in shares of Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) by 26.1% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 33,333 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,900 shares during the quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s holdings in Quanta Services were worth $1,110,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: SPX FLOW, Inc.(FLOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Commit To Buy SPX Flow At $40, Earn 6.7% Annualized Using Options (nasdaq.com) Q3 2018 EPS Estimates for SPX Flow Inc (FLOW) Decreased by Seaport Global Securities (americanbankingnews.com) SPX FLOW, Inc. (FLOW) CEO Marc Michael on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) SPX Flow Inc (FLOW) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages have commented on FLOW. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of SPX Flow from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 14th. Bank of America upped their price target on shares of SPX Flow from $32.00 to $48.00 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Wolfe Research began coverage on shares of SPX Flow in a research report on Wednesday, June 27th. They set a “market perform” rating on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price target on shares of SPX Flow from $60.00 to $61.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 16th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of SPX Flow from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 25th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $52.43.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd increased its position in shares of SPX Flow Inc (NYSE:FLOW) by 38.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 9,824 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 2,738 shares during the quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd’s holdings in SPX Flow were worth $483,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of SPX Flow Inc (NYSE:FLOW) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the thirteen analysts that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $53.63.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Horizon Global Corporation(HZN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Horizon Global (NYSE:HZN) reported its second-quarter results on Aug. 7th. Investors had already been provided with a sneak peek at the towing and trailering company’s results in mid-July after management announced that it was expanding its ability to borrow by $50 million. The company’s second-quarter results were largely in line with those updated projections, and management reaffirmed that its turnaround remains on track. However, the year-over-year numbers did not look pretty.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Horizon Global (NYSE:HZN) had its price target upped by research analysts at Roth Capital from $6.50 to $7.50 in a research note issued to investors on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Roth Capital’s target price indicates a potential upside of 20.97% from the stock’s current price.

  • [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 of branded 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.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: AxoGen, Inc.(AXGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of AxoGen (NASDAQ:AXGN) fell nearly 19% today after the company reported second-quarter 2018 earnings. The healthcare company, which develops and markets surgical solutions for peripheral nerves, actually reported a solid quarter of sales growth compared to the year-ago period. Revenue increased 36% compared to the second quarter of 2017.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is another biotech/medical technology that Jefferies started coverage on with a Buy rating late last year. AxoGen Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN) offers surgical solutions for peripheral nerve injuries. The Company provides products and education to improve surgical treatment algorithms for peripheral nerve injuries. Its portfolio of products includes Avance Nerve Graft, AxoGuard Nerve Connector, AxoGuard Nerve Protector and Avive Soft Tissue Membrane.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System boosted its holdings in AxoGen, Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:AXGN) by 17.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 23,103 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,490 shares during the quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System owned 0.06% of AxoGen, Inc Common Stock worth $1,161,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: United States Steel Corporation(X)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    The Trump administration is considering a 25% tariff on up to $200 billion in Chinese goods. This is the latest escalation of an ongoing trade spat that has ripped through the heartland of the United States and threatens to bring the market rally to a screeching halt. On Tuesday, soybean prices rallied more than $0.28 in Chicago on speculation that the Trump administration is looking to resolve trade relations with China. Following the White House’s announcement, soybeans gave back a majority of those gains as trade fears rattled the agriculture industry. Finally, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is on the verge of becoming the first $1 trillion company by market capitalization. The firm was close to topping $200 per share on Wednesday morning after a terrific earnings report after the bell yesterday.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, X, CPB
    Will today be the reckoning for Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA)? Today, the company will report earnings for the second quarter of 2018. The notorious cash-burning company is expected to report a quarterly profit loss of -$2.76 per share on top of $3.79 billion in revenue. The earnings report that is sliding under the radar today is from United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X). Following the implementation of U.S. President Donald Trump’s steel tariffs on foreign suppliers, it will be interesting to see how the company has fared under the White House’s protectionist policies. In addition, we will want to know if the firm plans to increase its domestic investments and bolster its hiring. Pay a

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Investors are pouring money into any and every U.S. steel stock, hoping to profit from the chaos. United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) is up 68% over the last year.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was a big day on Wall Street, with major benchmarks moving generally higher to start the week. Strong performance in the energy market once again led stocks higher, including a nice gain in oil prices to move above the $72-per-barrel mark. The small-cap Russell 2000 Index hit another record high, but some companies reported news that prevented them from participating in the broader-based rally. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB), Qudian (NYSE:QD), and U.S. Steel (NYSE:X) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

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    United States Steel (X) : “We’ve got Nucor (NUE) and that’s the one you want to buy.”

    Del Taco Restaurants (TACO) : “We have so many others in that group, why go with this one?”

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Founded in 1901, United States Steel (NYSE:X) is one of the oldest American companies. Yet, even with more than a century’s experience in steelmaking, U.S. Steel is hugely lagging Nucor (NYSE:NUE) in terms of sales. Nucor and Steel Dynamics (NASDAQ:STLD) have also consistently churned out greater profits from sales than U.S. Steel. While Nucor was founded in 1940, Steel Dynamics started operations only in 1993.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TMX Group Ltd (TSE:X) – Equities researchers at National Bank Financial lowered their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of TMX Group in a research report issued on Monday, July 16th. National Bank Financial analyst J. Gloyn now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $1.30 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $1.33. National Bank Financial currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $88.00 price target on the stock. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for TMX Group’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.35 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $5.68 EPS.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Textainer Group Holdings Limited(TGH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Textainer Group (NYSE: TGH) is one of 17 publicly-traded companies in the “Equipment rental & leasing, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Textainer Group to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Textainer Group (NYSE: TGH) is one of 17 public companies in the “Equipment rental & leasing, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Textainer Group to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA lowered its position in Textainer Group Holdings (NYSE:TGH) by 3.0% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 510,850 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 16,067 shares during the quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA’s holdings in Textainer Group were worth $8,659,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Last year was one that investors in Textainer Group Holdings (NYSE:TGH) will likely remember fondly as the container leasing company’s stock rocketed an eye-popping 188%. This year, however, has been a different story as shares are down nearly 30% since the beginning of the year, and more than 40% off their high. That sell-off might have investors wondering if now’s a good time to buy.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: OUTFRONT Media Inc.(OUT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares rose 15.2 percent to $31.90 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) rose 12.4 percent to $41.30 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGLE) rose 10.8 percent to $8.75 in pre-market trading.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 8.8 percent to $11.05 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) rose 7.3 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 6.9 percent to $7.00 in pre-market trading after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALL) rose 6.5 percent to $10.68 in pre-market trading.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 5.2 percent to $20.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.53 percent on Monday.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose 5 percent to $91.16 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 5 percent to $167.98 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that Takeda is nearing a preliminary agreement to acquire Shire after sweetened bid.
    Outfront Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT) shares rose 5 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) rose 4.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.80 percent on Monday.
    SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) rose 3.7 percent to $109.80 in pre-market trading after the company posted strong quarterly results and raised its outlook for the year.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) shares rose 3.7 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.45 percent on Monday.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: D
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Hourglass Capital LLC lifted its stake in Outfront Media (NYSE:OUT) by 34.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 289,617 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 73,964 shares during the quarter. Hourglass Capital LLC owned approximately 0.21% of Outfront Media worth $5,427,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares of Outfront Media Inc. (NYSE:OUT) were falling on Thursday after the outdoor advertising specialist released a disappointing second-quarter earnings report. As a result, the stock was down 9% as of 3:10 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Outfront Media (NYSE:OUT) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has assigned a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $27.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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Fact: When interest rates rise, you need to be in dividend-growth stocks.

Proof: They’ve handily beaten the S&P 500 in the 17 months since the Federal Reserve put the zero-interest-rate era on ice.

In just a moment, I’ll show you 2 terrific off-the-radar dividend-growth plays to snap up now—and 2 surprising blue chips you’ll want to keep well away from your nest egg.

First, take a look at how the iShares Core Dividend-Growth ETF (DGRO) has performed vs. the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) on a total-return basis since December 16, 2015, the day Janet Yellen raised rates for the first time in nine years.

The Dividend-Growth Edge in 1 Chart

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: United States Steel Corporation(X)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This venerable steel producer remains a favorite on Wall Street.United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) produces and sells flat-rolled and tubular steel products in North America and Europe. It operates through three segments.Its Flat-Rolled Products segment offers slabs, rounds, strip mill plates, sheets and tin mill products. This segment serves customers in the automotive, consumer and the combined industrial, service center and mining commercial markets.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    One seemingly interesting bright spot though now that the sector has come off a bit is steel. Two steel stocks in United States Steel Corporation (X) and Steel Dynamics, Inc. (STLD) not only are looking technically attractive once again, they’re offering some nice value on a fundamental basis, albeit for very different reasons.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TMX Group Ltd (TSE:X) – Equities researchers at National Bank Financial lowered their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of TMX Group in a research report issued on Monday, July 16th. National Bank Financial analyst J. Gloyn now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $1.30 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $1.33. National Bank Financial currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $88.00 price target on the stock. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for TMX Group’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.35 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $5.68 EPS.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Franco-Nevada Corporation(FNV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    This, however, is where streaming company Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE:WPM)and its peers Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD) and Franco-Nevada (NYSE:FNV)come into play. Streaming companies provide cash up front to miners for the right to buy gold and silver in the future at reduced rates. Often miners use the money to build new mines. Wheaton provided $625 million in cash to Barrick for the development of Pascua-Lama. That is just one of 10 development projects in which Wheaton has invested. Its portfolio also contains 17 operating mines.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Franco Nevada Corp (NYSE:FNV) (TSE:FNV) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $95.17.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Franco-Nevada (NYSE:FNV) has done a good job recently of expanding its reach. After focusing almost exclusively on streaming agreements with mining partners in gold and other precious and base metals, the company decided recently to boost its exposure to oil and gas considerably. That’s proven to be an important move, as weaker gold production has been offset by better performance in its growing energy portfolio.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Celgene Corporation(CELG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    It’s been a tough year for Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ:CELG)investors, but upcoming phase 3 dataon luspaterceptfromAcceleron Pharma (NASDAQ:XLRN)could rekindle interest in Celgene’s stock price. Acceleron is expected to report trial results for luspatercept in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and beta thalassemia anytime now, and if the results are positive, Celgene thinks luspatercept could be a multibillion-dollar-per-year blockbuster.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    In collaboration with Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ:CELG), Acceleron Pharma is developing luspatercept, an erythroid maturation agent (EMA) that addresses chronic anemia in MDS and beta-thalassemia by promoting the production of healthy red blood cells.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Shares of blue-chip biotech Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) fell by a staggering 23.9% through the first six months of this year,according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence. The biotech’s former high-flying ways were halted this year by a slew of headwinds that all center around the upcoming patent expiration for the top-selling multiple myeloma drug Revlimid.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Top healthcare stocks CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) and Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG), for example, come across as downright bargains for a variety of reasons right now. Read on the find out more.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) has been the hands-down winner over Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG) in terms of stock performance over the last year. It’s the same story for revenue generated. Celgene beat Amgen in earnings, but only because of a technicality: Amgen incurred a big one-time tax hit in 2017.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Lingering outside the spotlight of the top 10 most shorted Nasdaq stocks again in the most recent period were Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ: CELG), Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA).

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: bluebird bio, Inc.(BLUE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BLCM) and bluebird bio (NASDAQ:BLUE) are both clinical-stage biotechs that are developing cutting-edge therapies to treat cancer and other diseases. But the fortunes of these two biotechs have been very different over the last 12 months. Bellicum stock is down 37% during the period, while Bluebird’s share price has soared more than 125%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Blue Protocol (CURRENCY:BLUE) traded 5.2% lower against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 18:00 PM ET on June 27th. In the last seven days, Blue Protocol has traded down 29.4% against the US dollar. Blue Protocol has a total market capitalization of $3.16 million and approximately $3,034.00 worth of Blue Protocol was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Blue Protocol token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0862 or 0.00001406 BTC on exchanges including IDEX, YoBit, CoinExchange and EtherDelta (ForkDelta).

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Celgene is working with bluebird bio (NASDAQ:BLUE) on bb2121, a chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy for use in multiple myeloma. Initially, bb2121 is being studied in the fourth-line or higher setting, where there’s a significant need for new treatment. However, data observed so far suggests that it may eventually wind up being a successor to Revlimid and Pomalyst.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    bluebird bio (NASDAQ:BLUE)‘s stock had its “underweight” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald in a report issued on Wednesday.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Apple Inc.(AAPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    It’s widely rumored that Apple(NASDAQ:AAPL) intends to launch three new iPhone models this year. At the bottom of the product stack is supposed to be a device with a liquid crystal display (LCD) that measures 6.1 inches along the diagonal.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    This all comes as Apple(NASDAQ:AAPL) is preparing to take Apple News to the next level in iOS 12, incorporating the service across other apps and services while redesigning the interface and bringing it to the Mac. Apple is taking news curation and distribution very seriously, presumably ahead of its rumored launch of a premium news subscription.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Qualcomm reaffirmed its “high confidence” that the merger will result in adjusted EPS in fiscal year 2019 of $6.75 to $7.50, excluding royalties and other revenues from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and other licensees currently disputing payments to Qualcomm. The adjusted EPS figure includes a $1 billion cost reduction program and a boost of $1.50 in EPS from NXP.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    In addition to growing its services business, we know that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is working on a new suite of audio accessories, including premium over-ear headphones that would compete with market leaders like Bose. The Mac maker has also been widely reported to be working on second-generation AirPods, which have proven to be a sleeper hit; the next version will likely include water resistance as a headline selling feature.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is the most valuable company in America based on market cap and is unlikely to let go of that position in the foreseeable future. However, the race for second place has tightened as Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) has caught up with Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN).

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Schwab US Large-Cap ETF (SCHX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Milestone Group Inc. decreased its stake in Schwab US Large-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:SCHX) by 4.1% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 63,425 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,710 shares during the period. Schwab US Large-Cap ETF makes up 0.7% of Milestone Group Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 19th largest holding. Milestone Group Inc.’s holdings in Schwab US Large-Cap ETF were worth $4,001,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested putting small cap onshore oil stock Evolution Petroleum Corp (NYSEMKT: EPM) into an aggressive short-term portfolio:

The oil property developer fits into the bullish call we (re)made for exploration and production stocks in yesterday’s newsletter, and like the industry chart, the long-term chart of EPM looks like it’s getting increasingly healthier for the long haul

First, the chart. With this week’s strength we can see EPM is trying to punch through the ceiling around $5.97, using the 100-day moving average line as a pushoff point (following the cross of the 100-day line above the 200-day moving average line). What’s missing is volume, but we can do without for the time being.

As for fundamentals. it’s interesting that Evolution Petroleum started to do better in 2014 when oil started to implode. We don’t think this inherently means crude oil prices have to be weak for Evolution Petroleum to thrive. It is evidence, however, that Evolution Petroleum can thrive in various environments. Either way, clearly somebody thinks EPM is headed into a heyday of revenue and earnings. It’s not like they pull the outlook out of a hat. Ironically, I suspect moderated oil prices are the sweet spot for Evolution Petroleum, which is what we’re apt to get for the next several quarters.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: B Communications Ltd.(BCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Monday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares climbed 0.69 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included B Communications Ltd (NASDAQ: BCOM), up 5 percent, and China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (NYSE: CHU), up 3 percent.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Bovie Medical Corporation(BVX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares rose 14.1 percent to $3.65 in the pre-market trading session after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) rose 13.3 percent to $2.43 in pre-market trading after reporting a third-quarter earnings beat.
    MYnd Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYND) rose 10.5 percent to $3.49 in pre-market trading. MYnd Analytics reported a Q2 net loss of $2.7 million on revenue of $459,900.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares rose 8.4 percent to $5.68 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) shares rose 7.7 percent to $8.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 7.5 percent to $6.45 in pre-market trading after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
    Mimecast Ltd (NASDAQ: MIME) rose 6.5 percent to $43.50 in pre-market trading following a first-quarter sales beat.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 6 percent to $12.50 in pre-market trading after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTLA) shares rose 6 percent to $26.05 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.58 percent on Monday.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) rose 4.7 percent to $7.20 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Xunlei Limited (NASDAQ: XNET) rose 4.1 percent to $13.88 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.54 percent on Monday.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 4.5 percent to $21.73 in pre-market trading. Mizuho upgraded Valeant from Neutral to Buy.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) rose 4.1 percent to $3.80 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) rose 3.4 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after jumping 23.25 percent o
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Bovie Medical (NYSEAMERICAN:BVX) from a d rating to a c- rating in a research report report published on Monday morning.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 75.31 percent to close at $9.94 after reporting Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 40.62 percent to close at $4.50 on Tuesday after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) gained 34.39 percent to close at $3.40.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) gained 32.74 percent to close at $1.50 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) surged 31.15 percent to close at $8.00 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) rose 21.07 percent to close at $11.09. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 20.23 percent to close at $10.58.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) shares gained 17.62 percent to close at $17.82.
    Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: APVO) rose 17.1 percent to close at $5.82.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) shares jumped 16.23 percent to close at $4.87 following Q1 earnings.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 16.04 percent to close at $3.69.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) climbed 15.99 percent to close at $7.98 following Q1 results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.93 percent to close at $3.42.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) gained 15.59 percent to close at $0.5532 following Q1 results.
    Sophiris Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPHS) gained 13.92 percent to close at $3.52 on Tuesday following Q1 results.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) jumped 13.4 percent to close at $2.37.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) shares surged 13.05 percent to close
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares climbed 70.3 percent to $5.45 after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) surged 39.8 percent to $1.58 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) gained 25.6 percent to $11.50. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Aytu Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: AYTU) shares jumped 21.8 percent to $0.4798 after the company late Monday reported lighter-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares gained 21.1 percent to $26.77 following Q3 results.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) rose 16.8 percent to $7.1271 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) rose 13.8 percent to $2.88.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) jumped 13.1 percent to $6.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares gained 12 percent to $5.87 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) gained 8.4 percent to $3.96 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Rosehill Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSE) surged 8.4 percent to $7.90 after announcing Q1 results.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) rose 8.1 percent to $0.5171 following Q1 results.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) rose 7.7 percent to $5.6103 following Q1 results.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NYSE: NINE) shares climbed 7.4 percent to $35.90.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 6.7 percent to $6.40 after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
    MYnd

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Edge Therapeutics, Inc.(EDGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Edge Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: EDGE) dropped 14.5% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $1.12. Shares closed at $1.31 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $17.77. Volume was nearly 20 times the daily average of around 700,000 shares. The company on Wednesday ended a trial after reporting poor results andshares fell more than 90% on the news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Edge Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: EDGE) dropped 92.6% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $1.15. Shares closed at $15.59 on Tuesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $17.77. Volume was nearly 300 times the daily average of around 160,000 shares. The company ended a trial after reporting poor results.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: United States Steel Corporation(X)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was a big day on Wall Street, with major benchmarks moving generally higher to start the week. Strong performance in the energy market once again led stocks higher, including a nice gain in oil prices to move above the $72-per-barrel mark. The small-cap Russell 2000 Index hit another record high, but some companies reported news that prevented them from participating in the broader-based rally. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB), Qudian (NYSE:QD), and U.S. Steel (NYSE:X) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By ]

    Names like U.S. Steel (NYSE: X), Nucor Corp (NYSE: NUE), and AK Steel Holdings (NYSE: AKS) all had an initial bump higher upon the announcement of the tariffs. But the excitement soon faded, with prices plunging back lower. The market is making it clear that tariffs of any kind are not welcome!

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This venerable steel producer remains a favorite on Wall Street.United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) produces and sells flat-rolled and tubular steel products in North America and Europe. It operates through three segments.Its Flat-Rolled Products segment offers slabs, rounds, strip mill plates, sheets and tin mill products. This segment serves customers in the automotive, consumer and the combined industrial, service center and mining commercial markets.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    One seemingly interesting bright spot though now that the sector has come off a bit is steel. Two steel stocks in United States Steel Corporation (X) and Steel Dynamics, Inc. (STLD) not only are looking technically attractive once again, they’re offering some nice value on a fundamental basis, albeit for very different reasons.

  • [By ]

    Tariffs or no tariffs, steel and aluminum stocks have enjoyed one heck of a comeback move over the past six months. US Steel Group Inc. (NYSE:X) is up almost 75% over the past six months:

  • [By ]

    United States Steel (X) : “We’ve got Nucor (NUE) and that’s the one you want to buy.”

    Del Taco Restaurants (TACO) : “We have so many others in that group, why go with this one?”

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Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE:TAP) has been underperforming peers since October 2016, or since the remaining purchase of Miller Coors was announced. In my point of view, it is only a matter of time until the market rewards managements effort to drive shareholder value, and 2018 could be that year. Shares declined by more than 30% since its peak and now trade at a reasonable valuation of 16 price-to-forward looking earnings, and at a significant discount compared to Heinekens (OTCQX:HEINY) price-to-forward looking earnings of 21 and Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (NYSE:BUD) 21.

Management is focusing on debt reduction and managing the product mix better to increase profitability. Earnings from the recent quarter prove that management is capable of increasing efficiency, and because the company generates significant free cash flow, the debt repayments towards a more sustainable level should not be a problem. Hence, I think Molson Coors will catch up with peers valuation.

From a technical perspective, the best entry would be in the low $70s, 10% lower compared to the current price, but the likelihood that the price reaches that level is not that high. Hence, the good strategy could be to use the recent sell-off and start allocating shares, and if the price reaches $70, then to increase the position and benefit from historical bullish price action around that level.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.(NOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has 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 $2.20.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NOG) are flying high, up 12% as of 10:30 a.m. EDT, after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Optical Cable Corporation(OCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Octoin Coin (CURRENCY:OCC) traded 7% higher against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 19:00 PM Eastern on May 12th. One Octoin Coin coin can now be bought for approximately $2.51 or 0.00029499 BTC on popular exchanges including Exrates and YoBit. Octoin Coin has a market cap of $926,548.00 and approximately $1.02 million worth of Octoin Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, Octoin Coin has traded 23.4% lower against the US dollar.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Taylor Morrison Home Corporation(TMHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Higher rates can hurt stocks of companies like homebuilders, which rely on affordable mortgage rates for their customers. “Nobody trusts the homebuilders past the day they report because the litany is always: ‘This is the last good quarter when it comes to Lennar (LEN) , Toll Brothers (TOL) , D.R. Horton (DHI) , Taylor Morrison (TMHC) and PulteGroup (PHM) .'”

  • [By ]

    In his second “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer sat down with Sheryl Palmer, chairman, president and CEO of Taylor Morrison Homes (TMHC) , for a read on the state of the housing market.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Exelixis, Inc.(EXEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL) are down 12% at 2:02 p.m. EDT after announcing the IMblaze370 phase 3 trial testing its Cotellic with Roche’s Tecentriq failed to improve overall survival compared to Bayer’s Stivarga in patients with locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Technology stocks are staples in growth portfolios because of their eye-popping revenue growth, but technology isn’t the only sector of the stock market that boasts fast-growing companies. For example, many healthcare stocks are growing at rates that Silicon Valley would envy. In fact, Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI), Exelixis Corp (NASDAQ:EXEL), and Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC) all reported year-over-year sales growth north of 100% in first-quarter 2018.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL) – Equities researchers at Oppenheimer raised their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Exelixis in a report issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. Oppenheimer analyst L. Cann now forecasts that the biotechnology company will post earnings of $0.11 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.09. Oppenheimer currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $40.00 target price on the stock. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Exelixis’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.13 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.14 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $0.74 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wedbush Securities Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 14,215 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock, valued at approximately $315,000.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: InfraREIT, Inc.(HIFR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on InfraREIT (HIFR)

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Reaves W H & Co. Inc. trimmed its holdings in InfraREIT (NYSE:HIFR) by 18.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,342,026 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 303,392 shares during the quarter. Reaves W H & Co. Inc. owned approximately 3.05% of InfraREIT worth $26,076,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.(POT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PotCoin (CURRENCY:POT) traded 0.6% higher against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on May 12th. PotCoin has a total market capitalization of $23.95 million and approximately $62,522.00 worth of PotCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, PotCoin has traded 17.8% lower against the US dollar. One PotCoin coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.11 or 0.00001293 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia, CoinExchange, Trade By Trade and Tux Exchange.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: United States Steel Corporation(X)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Steel Dynamics outperforming peers such as large cap Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) and mid cap United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) along with Market Vectors Steel ETF (NYSEARCA: SLX):

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI trimmed its holdings in shares of U.S. Steel (NYSE:X) by 3.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 121,345 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 4,606 shares during the period. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI’s holdings in U.S. Steel were worth $4,270,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) is not feeling any love from investors after earnings. Maybe tariffs and fears of a trade war really don’t help when it hurts a company’s customers and end-users. The reality is that there are concerns over tariffs, but there is also concern about operational issues in North America affecting the results and making for a bumpy outlook in 2018.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    American steel maker AK Steel Holding Corp. (NYSE: AKS) jumped 9.5%, while U.S. Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) rose 5.7%.

    Aluminum producer Century Aluminum Co. (Nasdaq: CENX) added 3.3%to its share price, and Alcoa Corp. (NYSE: AA) edged up 0.2%, both closing out the day with gains.

  • [By ]

    Tariffs or no tariffs, steel and aluminum stocks have enjoyed one heck of a comeback move over the past six months. US Steel Group Inc. (NYSE:X) is up almost 75% over the past six months:

  • [By ]

    You can see why Century Aluminum (Nasdaq: CENX) commended the President for “acting swiftly and boldly to save the American aluminum industry.” The company intends to ramp up operations at its smelter in Hawesville, Kentucky, putting 300 people back to work. In Illinois, US Steel (NYSE: X) is restarting a blast furnace that will employ at least 500 new workers.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Watts Water Technologies, Inc.(WTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in WTS. SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in Watts Water Technologies during the fourth quarter worth about $112,000. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB acquired a new position in shares of Watts Water Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $224,000. Sawgrass Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Watts Water Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $270,000. Koch Industries Inc. raised its position in shares of Watts Water Technologies by 22.0% in the fourth quarter. Koch Industries Inc. now owns 3,821 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $290,000 after buying an additional 690 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Quadrature Capital Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Watts Water Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $330,000. Institutional investors own 77.22% of the company’s stock.

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    Watts Water Technologies Company Profile

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Compugen Ltd.(CGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Compugen (NASDAQ:CGEN) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group increased their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Compugen in a research note issued on Wednesday, May 9th. Jefferies Group analyst P. Welford now anticipates that the biotechnology company will earn ($0.20) per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($0.21). Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Compugen’s Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.05) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($0.46) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($1.00) EPS, FY2020 earnings at ($1.19) EPS, FY2021 earnings at ($1.37) EPS and FY2022 earnings at ($1.58) EPS.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Telecom Italia S.P.A.(TI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TIM (NYSE:TI) was downgraded by equities researchers at Berenberg Bank from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Friday, The Fly reports.

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Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: United States Steel Corporation(X)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    One seemingly interesting bright spot though now that the sector has come off a bit is steel. Two steel stocks in United States Steel Corporation (X) and Steel Dynamics, Inc. (STLD) not only are looking technically attractive once again, they’re offering some nice value on a fundamental basis, albeit for very different reasons.

  • [By ]

    Names like U.S. Steel (NYSE: X), Nucor Corp (NYSE: NUE), and AK Steel Holdings (NYSE: AKS) all had an initial bump higher upon the announcement of the tariffs. But the excitement soon faded, with prices plunging back lower. The market is making it clear that tariffs of any kind are not welcome!

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Steel Dynamics outperforming peers such as large cap Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) and mid cap United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) along with Market Vectors Steel ETF (NYSEARCA: SLX):

  • [By ]

    Tariffs or no tariffs, steel and aluminum stocks have enjoyed one heck of a comeback move over the past six months. US Steel Group Inc. (NYSE:X) is up almost 75% over the past six months:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    However, it also speaks to the flexibility of the company’s growth goals and how they have shifted with the market. When the industry was struggling, Nucor was more willing to expand via acquisition, taking advantage of the downturn to pick up assets at bargain prices. At this point, the overall steel industry is starting to recover, with even financially weak competitors like United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) and AK Steel (NYSE:AKS) reporting notably improved financial results in 2017. Now Nucor is shifting gears and working to fine-tune the profile of its business from within.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.(NOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NOG) are flying high, up 12% as of 10:30 a.m. EDT, after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Town Sports International Holdings, Inc.(CLUB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(ANIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Canaccord Genuity set a $82.00 target price on ANI Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ANIP) in a research report released on Tuesday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Denison Mine Corp(DNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Last Thursday, small cap uranium mining stock Denison Mines Corp (NYSEAMERICAN: DNN), which is alsofocused on the Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan, reported 2017 earnings and gave its outlook for 2018 with the outlook coming with extensive commentary about the uranium market and Athabasca. David Cates, the President and CEO of Denison Mines Corp,gave the following commentary:

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Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:

Bank of America The bank reported quarterly profit of 62 cents per share, 3 cents a share above estimates, with revenue also above forecasts. The bank’s results were helped by improved loan growth and deposits, among other factors.

WPP Group WPP founder and Chief Executive Officer Martin Sorrell has stepped down. Two of the ad agency’s executives, Mark Read and Andrew Scott, will take on Sorrell’s duties while the company searches for a new CEO. Sorrell resigned amid a board investigation of misconduct allegations, saying the situation was disrupting WPP.

Icahn Enterprises Icahn is selling its Tropicana Entertainment subsidiary for $1.85 billion. Tropicana’s real estate goes to Gaming and Leisure Properties, which leases real estate to casino operators, while Tropicana’s gaming and operations will be acquired by Eldorado Resorts.

Hot Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc.(CRZO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO)

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Since independent oil and gas producer Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 results Tuesday morning, shares have taken a beating. Just looking at earnings per share (EPS) and revenues, the punishment seems to be worse than the crime.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) was maintained as Buy but the price target was cut to $44 from $45 at Stifel.

    CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) was reiterated as Buy with a $79 price target (versus a $52.42 close) at Argus. The firm was very positive about its individual prospects but was still very concerned about a possible re-merger with Viacom.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CRZO. Sterling Investment Advisors Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in the 4th quarter worth about $128,000. CIBC Asset Management Inc purchased a new stake in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in the 4th quarter worth about $212,000. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in the 4th quarter worth about $235,000. Cypress Capital Management LLC WY purchased a new stake in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in the 4th quarter worth about $296,000. Finally, Bowling Portfolio Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in the 4th quarter worth about $306,000.

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    Carrizo Oil & Gas Company Profile

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ:CRZO) jumped nearly 13% by 1:45 p.m. EDT on Tuesday after the company reported stronger-than-expected first-quarter results.

Hot Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: Sunoco LP(SUN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sunoco (NYSE:SUN) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The oil and gas company reported ($3.74) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.57 by ($4.31), Briefing.com reports. Sunoco had a return on equity of 17.06% and a net margin of 1.27%. The firm had revenue of $3.75 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted ($0.22) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 33.5% compared to the same quarter last year.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    President Donald Trump hinted he may intervene in the Justice Department’s Russia investigation, as a Senate panel advanced a measure to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller: Link

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    That’s the case for Sunoco (NYSE: SUN). After posting a net loss of $0.09 per share in 2017, the gas station owner is expected to swing to a hefty profit of $2.35 per share in 2018. But of the 14 analysts who follow the company, earnings estimates range as low as $1.22 and as high as $3.35 — so there is a high degree of uncertainty.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The only segment where earnings declined was the catch-all one labeled “all other,” which houses different investments such as its stake in Sunoco L.P. (NYSE:SUN) and PES, a refining joint venture. PES has struggled due to higher costs, and recently declared bankruptcy. Meanwhile, Energy Transfer’s earnings from Sunoco L.P. declined because that entity sold the bulk of its retail assets and then used that cash to repurchase a portion of Energy Transfer’s investment.

Hot Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: Ideal Power Inc.(IPWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ideal Power (IPWR)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ideal Power (NASDAQ: IPWR) and Hollysys Automation Technologies (NASDAQ:HOLI) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Ideal Power (IPWR) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $390,000.00 (americanbankingnews.com) -$0.15 EPS Expected for Ideal Power (IPWR) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Ideal Power Receives 1.1 Megawatt Purchase Order for its SunDial Plus Inverters (investingnews.com) Ideal Power Receives 1.1 Megawatt Purchase Order for its SunDial Plus Inverters from NEXTracker for One of the Largest Solar-and-Storage Installations in Iowa (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ideal Power from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.50 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. HC Wainwright reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $4.00 price target on shares of Ideal Power in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Roth Capital reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $1.00 price target on shares of Ideal Power in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, B. Riley cut shares of Ideal Power from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $5.00 to $2.50 in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Ideal Power currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $3.00.

Hot Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: Utah Medical Products, Inc.(UTMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Utah Medical Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UTMD) Director Ernst G. Hoyer sold 1,614 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $104.41, for a total value of $168,517.74. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Hot Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: United States Steel Corporation(X)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) is not feeling any love from investors after earnings. Maybe tariffs and fears of a trade war really don’t help when it hurts a company’s customers and end-users. The reality is that there are concerns over tariffs, but there is also concern about operational issues in North America affecting the results and making for a bumpy outlook in 2018.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI trimmed its holdings in shares of U.S. Steel (NYSE:X) by 3.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 121,345 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 4,606 shares during the period. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI’s holdings in U.S. Steel were worth $4,270,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    However, it also speaks to the flexibility of the company’s growth goals and how they have shifted with the market. When the industry was struggling, Nucor was more willing to expand via acquisition, taking advantage of the downturn to pick up assets at bargain prices. At this point, the overall steel industry is starting to recover, with even financially weak competitors like United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) and AK Steel (NYSE:AKS) reporting notably improved financial results in 2017. Now Nucor is shifting gears and working to fine-tune the profile of its business from within.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    One seemingly interesting bright spot though now that the sector has come off a bit is steel. Two steel stocks in United States Steel Corporation (X) and Steel Dynamics, Inc. (STLD) not only are looking technically attractive once again, they’re offering some nice value on a fundamental basis, albeit for very different reasons.

  • [By ]

    Tariffs or no tariffs, steel and aluminum stocks have enjoyed one heck of a comeback move over the past six months. US Steel Group Inc. (NYSE:X) is up almost 75% over the past six months:

Jefferies Says Buy the Pullback in Steel Stocks Now

If anything will cool a sector’s momentum, it is stock prices hitting highs and then an unfortunate item like the potential for trade tariffs pops up. That is exactly the twin storms that hit the steel industry. However, with President Trump speaking with President Xi of China on the trade issues, and prices falling back on the top steel stocks, one analystfeels there is some solid value.

In a new Jefferies research report, top-notch materials analyst Seth Rosenfield makes the case that while the sector and top steel stocks have run into a confluence of issues, the future still may be bright for some of the top companies. The reportnoted this:

Trade policy uncertainty has sparked a meaningful de-rating of US steel equities even as prices recently surged. Now, with momentum fading and a summer inflection likely, we question if steel stocks can work even as prices peak? While historical analysis highlights the strong correlation between steel equities/prices in a down-cycle, with bad news largely “priced-in” post derating, we continue to see attractive risk-reward for top US picks.

The following companies are the top U.S. steel picks at Jefferies. All are rated Buy.

Commercial Metals

This lesser known stock provides solid value for investors at current trading levels.Commercial Metals Co. (NYSE: CMC) manufactures, recycles and markets steel and metal products and related materials and services in the United States and internationally.

As one of the leading suppliers to the nonresidential construction sector, Commercial Metals has revived as that area of the market has picked up. The U.S. Architecture Billings Index (ABI), an economic indicator that provides 9-to-12-month growth forecast of nonresidential construction spending activity, which has shown very consistent growth.

Shareholders receive a 2.18% dividend. The Jefferies price target on the shares is $24, while the consensus target is $25.80. The shares traded early Wednesday at $22.20.

Nucor

This top steel company could do very well if the economy continues to pick up and the administration’s infrastructure push comes back to the forefront.Nucor Corp. (NYSE: NUE) is one of North America’s largest steel producers, with almost 27 million tons of finished steel capacity at 23 mini-mills throughout the United States. The company’s downstream steel products business includes rebar fabrication, steel joists/deck, cold finished bars, fasteners, building systems and wire mesh. Nucor also has 5 million tons of scrap processing capacity.

Nucor has always kept a very conservative balance sheet and is poised for slow but steady growth next year and beyond, especially if a huge infrastructure build-out becomes a reality. Some think that continued demand from the rebuilding of large parts of Houston after Hurricane Harveyand storm damage in Florida and Puerto Rico could also be a positive.

Nucor investors receive a 2.42% dividend. Jefferies has a $76 price target, while the consensus target is $75.36. The stock traded at $62.90 Wednesday morning.

Steel Dynamics

This is another company that Jefferies remains very positive on.Steel Dynamics Inc. (NASDAQ: STLD) operates six steel mini-mills in Indiana, Virginia, Mississippi and West Virginia. Production capacity has been nearly 10 million tons, of a total 110 million U.S. capacity.The company makes flat-rolled products, special/merchant bars and structural steel products. Steel Dynamics can process about 7 million tons of ferrous scrap and has a downstream operation that processes finished steel.

Shareholders receive a 1.35% dividend. The $54 Jefferies price compares with the $53.87 consensus target. Shares were last seen at $46.80.

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This venerable steel producer remains a favorite on Wall Street.United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) produces and sells flat-rolled and tubular steel products in North America and Europe. It operates through three segments.Its Flat-Rolled Products segment offers slabs, rounds, strip mill plates, sheets and tin mill products. This segment serves customers in the automotive, consumer and the combined industrial, service center and mining commercial markets.

The Tubular Products segment offers seamless and electric resistance welded steel casing and tubing, as well as standard and line pipe and mechanical tubing products primarily to customers in the oil, gas and petrochemical markets. The company also provides railroad services and owns, develops and manages various real estate assets.

And its U.S. Steel Europe segment provides slabs, sheets, strip mill plates, tin mill products and spiral welded pipes, as well as heating radiators and refractory ceramic materials. This segment serves customers in the construction, service center, conversion, container, transportation, appliance and electrical, oil, gas and petrochemical markets.

Shareholders receive a 0.58% dividend. The Jefferies price target is $45. The consensus target is $45.67, and shares traded at $35.05.

U.S. Steel (X) Shares Sold by Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI trimmed its holdings in shares of U.S. Steel (NYSE:X) by 3.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 121,345 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 4,606 shares during the period. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI’s holdings in U.S. Steel were worth $4,270,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of the business. ARP Americas LP acquired a new stake in shares of U.S. Steel during the first quarter worth $260,000. HL Financial Services LLC raised its holdings in shares of U.S. Steel by 29.1% during the first quarter. HL Financial Services LLC now owns 31,275 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $1,101,000 after purchasing an additional 7,050 shares during the period. Global X Management Co. LLC raised its holdings in shares of U.S. Steel by 200.5% during the first quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 36,065 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $1,269,000 after purchasing an additional 24,064 shares during the period. Chemical Bank acquired a new stake in shares of U.S. Steel during the fourth quarter worth $208,000. Finally, Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in shares of U.S. Steel by 24.9% during the fourth quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 73,221 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $2,577,000 after purchasing an additional 14,617 shares during the period. 68.00% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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In other news, SVP Christine S. Breves sold 11,853 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.47, for a total transaction of $455,984.91. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CFO Kevin Bradley acquired 10,000 shares of U.S. Steel stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 1st. The shares were acquired at an average price of $32.42 per share, with a total value of $324,200.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 93,496 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,031,140.32. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 61,887 shares of company stock valued at $2,624,065 in the last quarter. 1.01% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Shares of X opened at $34.52 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $6,102.93, a P/E ratio of 17.79, a P/E/G ratio of 0.82 and a beta of 3.01. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a current ratio of 1.63 and a quick ratio of 1.02. U.S. Steel has a 52-week low of $18.55 and a 52-week high of $47.64.

U.S. Steel (NYSE:X) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. The basic materials company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $3.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.15 billion. U.S. Steel had a net margin of 4.62% and a return on equity of 17.92%. U.S. Steel’s revenue was up 15.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.83) EPS. equities research analysts expect that U.S. Steel will post 5.27 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 8th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 10th will be given a $0.05 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 9th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.58%. U.S. Steel’s dividend payout ratio is presently 10.31%.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Cowen dropped their price objective on shares of U.S. Steel from $41.00 to $37.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, April 30th. BMO Capital Markets dropped their price objective on shares of U.S. Steel from $50.00 to $45.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, April 30th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Longbow Research dropped their price objective on shares of U.S. Steel from $63.00 to $49.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, April 30th. Citigroup dropped their price objective on shares of U.S. Steel from $46.00 to $42.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, April 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of U.S. Steel from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 14th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. U.S. Steel has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $40.41.

About U.S. Steel

United States Steel Corporation produces and sells flat-rolled and tubular steel products primarily in North America and Europe. It operates through three segments: Flat-Rolled Products (Flat-Rolled), U. S. Steel Europe (USSE), and Tubular Products (Tubular). The Flat-Rolled segment offers slabs, rounds, strip mill plates, sheets, and tin mill products.

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