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Hot Clean Energy Stocks For 2019

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As we’ve been saying for years, green energy isn’t just responsible: It’s highly profitable.

You can certainly reap those rewards by buying shares in a solar stock or a high-profile electric car company like Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA).

But there’s one stock you haven’t thought of that’s poised to bring in huge, reliable gains from the clean energy revolution.

This is a company that’s a leading provider of specialized electric vehicles. It serves a market with 590,000 fleet vehicles, which transport 26 million Americans and Canadians every day.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: TrovaGene, Inc.(TROV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about TrovaGene (NASDAQ:TROV) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TrovaGene earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the medical research company an impact score of 45.974011377318 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    TrovaGene Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV) fell more than 55% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.79 after closing at $1.77 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $19.56. Volume of around 11 million was nearly five times the daily average of about 230,000. The company announced a public offering of $18 million in stock and warrants priced at $1.00 for the unit.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TrovaGene Inc (NASDAQ:TROV) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $7.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TrovaGene Inc (NASDAQ:TROV) shares saw strong trading volume on Thursday . 1,477,200 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 185% from the previous session’s volume of 517,912 shares.The stock last traded at $0.83 and had previously closed at $0.81.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Average True Range under Consideration: TrovaGene, Inc. (NASDAQ:TROV), USD Partners LP (NYSE:USDP), Tiptree … (stocksnewspoint.com) Take These As A Wake-Up Call: TrovaGene, Inc. (NASDAQ:TROV), PPDAI Group Inc. (NYSE:PPDF), Inseego Corp … (journalfinance.net) Review of Financial analysis: TrovaGene, Inc., (NASDAQ: TROV), Redwood Trust, Inc., (NYSE: RWT) (globalexportlines.com) In which scenario TrovaGene, Inc. (TROV) and Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN) are Trading Now? (nmsunews.com) Analysts’ Views: Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc (SMFG) and Trovagene Inc (TROV) (postregistrar.com)

    TROV has been the topic of several recent research reports. Maxim Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of TrovaGene in a report on Monday, March 5th. HC Wainwright reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price on shares of TrovaGene in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. ValuEngine cut shares of TrovaGene from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of TrovaGene from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. TrovaGene currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $19.17.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Innoviva, Inc. (INVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    After running a screen for healthcare stocks with a PEG ratio below 1 (courtesy of Yahoo! Finance), the following 13 were all that remained:

    Innoviva (NASDAQ:INVA): 0.42 PEG ratio Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG): 0.54 Mallinckrodt (NYSE:MNK): 0.59 Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL): 0.60 Global Cord Blood Corp.: 0.72 AbbVie: 0.75 Vertex Pharmaceuticals: 0.80 DaVita: 0.80 Supernus Pharmaceuticals: 0.80 Mednax: 0.82 MiMedx Group: 0.88 CIGNA: 0.93 Medpace Holdings: 0.95

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL lifted its holdings in shares of Innoviva Inc (NASDAQ:INVA) by 67.9% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 145,100 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 58,700 shares during the period. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL’s holdings in Innoviva were worth $2,002,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Sean Williams, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    With this in mind, we asked three Motley Fool investors to name one healthcare stock that’s tops on their list for the month of June. These three mid-cap stocks made the cut: royalty drug company Innoviva (NASDAQ:INVA), mental illness treatment center operator Acadia Healthcare (NASDAQ:ACHC), and health savings account provider HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Innoviva (INVA)

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  • [By Sean Williams]

    Lastly, there’s Innoviva (NASDAQ:INVA), which isn’t a traditional drug stock, per se. Innoviva is a royalty company that’s currently reaping benefits from a group of long-lasting COPD and asthma medications that were developed in cooperation with GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK). You know these medicines today as Breo Ellipta and Anoro Ellipta, to name a few.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: W.R. Berkley Corporation(WRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gifford Fong Associates bought a new position in shares of W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 3,000 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $217,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC cut its holdings in W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) by 6.4% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 61,225 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 4,153 shares during the quarter. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC owned 0.05% of W. R. Berkley worth $4,433,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on W. R. Berkley (WRB)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    W. R. Berkley (NYSE: WRB) and State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) are both finance 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.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) saw strong trading volume on Tuesday . 1,794,500 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 388% from the previous session’s volume of 367,847 shares.The stock last traded at $79.32 and had previously closed at $78.15.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Intrexon Corporation(XON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After the company reported disappointing first-quarter financial results, including worse-than-expected revenue performance, shares in Intrexon Corp. (NYSE:XON) were down by 20% at 3:15 p.m. EDT Friday.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Shares of Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) slipped as much as 12.9% on Friday morning and were down 7.9% as of 11:40 a.m. EDT due to a surprise delay in reporting its second-quarter financial results. The biotech was scheduled to announce its Q2 earnings results on Aug. 9, 2018, but instead said it wouldn’t report the final results and would also delay the filing of its quarterly report to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Suddenly flush with cash, cannabis growers are intrigued enough by the potential of brewing cannabinoids to fund exploratory R&D projects. That includes a sizable project between unicorn biotech Ginkgo Bioworks and Cronos Group, as well as a partnership between industrial biotech pioneer Amyris (NASDAQ:AMRS) and an undisclosed cannabis customer. Synthetic biology conglomerate Intrexon (NASDAQ:XON) is also working on microbial cannabinoid projects, although it hasn’t yet announced its partners or customers.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Intrexon Corp (NYSE:XON) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Traders purchased 3,153 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 3,699% compared to the typical volume of 83 put options.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now

Money managers at one of the best performing emerging-market funds are betting big on Chinese internet stocks as they forecast another year of outperformance for developing-nation equities.

The $2.6 billion Trilogy Global Advisors Emerging Wealth Fund had almost 10 percent of its assets in just two stocks at the end of last year — Baidu Inc., China’s biggest search-engine provider, and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., an e-commerce titan. Co-managers Tom Masi and Nuno Fernandes say the companies are poised to enter new business arenas that will boost revenue with relatively low costs to acquire new customers.

On a broader basis, they’re expecting developing-nation equities to outperform their developed peers for the third consecutive year in 2018, betting that faster earnings growth will continue to support valuations. Their strategies helped generate the best return last year among 653 actively-managed emerging-market funds with at least $500 million in assets, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: TransEnterix, Inc.(TRXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    But Blink and our other penny stocks to watch are unlikely to continue to lock in such spectacular gains in June. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch this month, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with great profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Month’s Gain
     Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) $7.07 439.85%
    Senes Tech Inc. (Nasdaq: SNES) $1.27 175.40%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.77 150.41%
    Adomani Inc. (Nasdaq: ADOM) $1.49 137.68%
    NF Energy Saving Co. (Nasdaq: NFEC) $2.34 134.88%
    Vaalco Energy Inc. (NYSE: EGY) $2.15 109.06%
    Heat Biologics Inc. (Nasdaq: HTBX) $2.35 99.12%
    ArQule Inc. (Nasdaq: ARQL) $4.88 90.74%
    LiqTech International Inc. (NYSE: LIQT) $0.66 85.60%
    Transenterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) $3.46 77.84%

    While last month’s gains are tremendous, they also illustrate the inherent dangers that come with investing in penny stocks.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market is a market of individual stocks, though, and even with major benchmarks having stalled, some companies are enjoying unparalleled success. In particular, TransEnterix (NYSEMKT:TRXC), BeiGene (NASDAQ:BGNE), and Legacy Resources LP (NASDAQ:LGCY) have all quadrupled in price in just a single year, and investors who are just finding out about them want to know if there are further gains in their futures. There aren’t any sure things in investing, but the prospects that all three of these companies have could fuel additional advances if things go right for them.

  • [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

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: National Grid Transco, PLC(NGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    MML Investors Services LLC lessened its holdings in National Grid plc (NYSE:NGG) by 8.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 34,440 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 3,290 shares during the quarter. MML Investors Services LLC’s holdings in National Grid were worth $1,943,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Anders Bylund, Timothy Green, and Brian Feroldi]

    So we asked a few Motley Fool contributors to share some alternatives to GM’s attractive dividend yields. Read on to see why our panelists recommended Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI), National Grid (NYSE:NGG), and AT&T (NYSE:T).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CNX Midstream Partners (NYSE: CNXM) and National Grid (NYSE:NGG) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Grid (NYSE: NGG) and EnLink Midstream Partners (NYSE:ENLK) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Reaves W H & Co. Inc. lessened its holdings in National Grid plc (NYSE:NGG) by 15.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 275,481 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 49,687 shares during the period. Reaves W H & Co. Inc.’s holdings in National Grid were worth $15,546,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Intrexon Corporation(XON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Shares of Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) slipped as much as 12.9% on Friday morning and were down 7.9% as of 11:40 a.m. EDT due to a surprise delay in reporting its second-quarter financial results. The biotech was scheduled to announce its Q2 earnings results on Aug. 9, 2018, but instead said it wouldn’t report the final results and would also delay the filing of its quarterly report to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    The argument for investing in Intrexon Corp (NYSE:XON) has taken some turns over the past few years. There’s the “buy it because it’s a gene therapy company” argument, the “buy it because it’s tackling mosquito-borne illnesses” argument, the “buy it because it’s a biofuels pioneer” argument, and now there’s the “buy it because it’s reimagining marijuana production” argument.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After value stock investor Bill Miller tweeted positively about the company following its steep post-earnings drop, shares in Intrexon (NASDAQ:XON) jumped 21% at 3:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Analog Devices, Inc.(ADI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Analog Devices (ADI)

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

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

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aditus (CURRENCY:ADI) traded 0.3% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 14:00 PM E.T. on May 14th. In the last seven days, Aditus has traded 164.5% higher against the U.S. dollar. Aditus has a market cap of $9.93 million and approximately $1.63 million worth of Aditus was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Aditus token can now be purchased for $0.0424 or 0.00000485 BTC on exchanges including CoinBene, COSS and IDEX.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ: CCMP) and Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: First Majestic Silver Corp.(AG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Research analysts at B. Riley started coverage on shares of First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) (TSE:FR) in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. The brokerage set a “neutral” rating and a $6.00 price target on the mining company’s stock. B. Riley’s price objective points to a potential downside of 10.98% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    In March, Wheaton lifted investors’ hopes when it reported production of 28.6 million ounces and 355,104 ounces for silver and gold, respectively, for fiscal 2017, topping its guidance of 28 million silver ounces and 340,000 gold ounces. In May again, Wheaton reported a 11.7% year-over-year jump in silver production for its first quarter, thanks to higher production from First Majestic Silver’s (NYSE:AG) San Dimas mine.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Shares of First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) slumped 15.9% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The stock had a heady run-up between February and June before it reversed course. By far, August turned out to be its worst month so far this year.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    To be fair, the reason behind Wheaton’s decelerating production isn’t what you probably think. Wheaton had an agreement with Primero Mining on its San Dimas mine. After Primero was recently bought out by First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG), the deal ceased to exist. Because San Dimas was an important mine, Wheaton will lose almost 10% production as a result.

Hot Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now

New York, NY, based Investment company Sandler Oneill Asset Management Llc buys Eagle Bancorp, US Bancorp, SunTrust Banks, IBERIABANK, SVB Financial Group, BancorpSouth, PrivateBancorp, Cullen/Frost Bankers, Charles Schwab, JPMorgan Chase, sells Bank of Americaoration, Fifth Third Bancorp, Bank of New York Mellon, Citizens Financial Group, Heritage Oaks Bancorp during the 3-months ended 2016-12-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Sandler Oneill Asset Management Llc. As of 2016-12-31, Sandler Oneill Asset Management Llc owns 181 stocks with a total value of $1.1 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: USB, STI, IBKC, PVTB, SCHW, CFR, JPM, FBMS, VBTX, FNB, Added Positions: EGBN, SIVB, BXS, BANR, PNC, WSFS, KEY, AMG, PB, SGBK, Reduced Positions: BAC, HEOP, CFG, C, SNV, PBIP, TBNK, MFSF, FNF, ZION, Sold Out: FITB, BK, BANF, BSRR, FCB, HBHC, CBNK, NYCB, MSBI, DHI,

For the details of SANDLER ONEILL ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=SANDLER+ONEILL+ASSET+MANAGEMENT+LLC

Hot Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: Intrexon Corporation(XON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap synthetic biology Intrexon Corp (NYSE: XON) has elevated short interest of 33.93% according to Highshortinterest.com. Intrexon Corp says its “powering the Bioindustrial Revolution with Better DNA™ to create biologically-based products that improve the quality of life and the health of the planet.” The Company’s integrated technology suite provides its partners across diverse markets with industrial-scale design and development of complex biological systems delivering unprecedented control, quality, function and performance of living cells. 

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    Intrexon Corp  (NASDAQ:XON)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019, 5:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Todd Campbell]

    The argument for investing in Intrexon Corp (NYSE:XON) has taken some turns over the past few years. There’s the “buy it because it’s a gene therapy company” argument, the “buy it because it’s tackling mosquito-borne illnesses” argument, the “buy it because it’s a biofuels pioneer” argument, and now there’s the “buy it because it’s reimagining marijuana production” argument.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After disclosing that “there is substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern” in its annual 10-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Intrexon (NASDAQ:XON) has seen its shares crash 47% this month, including an 18% decline on Monday.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After value stock investor Bill Miller tweeted positively about the company following its steep post-earnings drop, shares in Intrexon (NASDAQ:XON) jumped 21% at 3:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, with major market benchmarks finishing narrowly mixed for the session. Weekly gains were still substantial for the indexes, however, as investors grew confident that the economy is walking the fine line between avoiding a recession and growing so fast that it spurs the Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy aggressively. Yet even though most stocks held up well, some individual companies had bad news that sent their shares lower. Ultra Petroleum (NASDAQ:UPL), Intrexon (NYSE:XON), and News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Hot Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: BancFirst Corporation(BANF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on BancFirst (BANF)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of BancFirst (NASDAQ:BANF) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday.

    BANF has been the subject of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BancFirst from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $65.00 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of BancFirst from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a hold rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of BancFirst in a research report on Friday, April 20th.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Community Bank System (NYSE: CBU) and BancFirst (NASDAQ:BANF) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on BancFirst (BANF)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Martingale Asset Management L P boosted its stake in shares of BancFirst Co. (NASDAQ:BANF) by 1.8% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 86,222 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,500 shares during the quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P owned about 0.26% of BancFirst worth $5,105,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Hot Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: Allegheny Technologies Incorporated(ATI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:ATI) VP Karl D. Schwartz sold 1,000 shares of Allegheny Technologies stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.79, for a total value of $26,790.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:ATI) by 2.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 729,343 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 18,458 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned about 0.58% of Allegheny Technologies worth $17,271,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Shares of specialty materials manufacturer Allegheny Technologies (NYSE:ATI) lost nearly three-quarters of their value in the second half of 2015 as the company initiated what would be a difficult restructuring. But it is growing apparent that the turnaround program had the desired effect, as Allegheny on April 24 delivered quarterly results that blew past expectations.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    The Allegheny Technologies (NYSE:ATI) that existed three years ago was bloated with debt, overly dependent on low-efficiency commodity-driven business, and not taking full advantage of the opportunities within its industry or the expertise on its payroll. The Allegheny Technologies that exists today is none of those things — and all for the better.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Allegheny Technologies (ATI)

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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019

We have been fans of DNB (OTCPK:DNHBY) (OTCPK:DNBHF) for quite a long time now. It is the largest financial services group in Norway, and, more importantly, one of the safest banks in the world. A little less than a year ago, we said that DNB was offering a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ buying opportunity. Our high-conviction contrarian call was based on the fact that DNB was trading at a very undemanding valuation, despite having a double-digit RoE, strong capital ratios and a 6% dividend yield. We also argued that market fears over the bank’s asset quality issues were overdone as DNB has a prudent risk management approach. Since that, DNB’s shares have rallied by 55%. And that does not include the stock’s generous dividends.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Clarke(t)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) may have won a victory after the approval of its Time Warner acquisition was finally cleared by U.S. regulators. Whether that victory was truly good depends on whom you ask, and it may be years before investors get to find out whether marrying a major telecom platform with a media and content creator will work in the new world of converged media. One key analyst on Wall Street believes the deal will not hurt shareholders further, and he has effectively called a bottom in the stock.

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    AT&T Inc. (T) Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson echoed the sentiments of other defense witnesses in the Department of Justice lawsuit to block the telecom’s purchase of Time Warner Inc. (TWX) , in testimony on Thursday. 

  • [By Rich Smith]

    The stock market is barely in the green today, up the smallest fraction of a percent — except for one stock in particular. With the trading day barely begun as of this writing, shares of AT&T (NYSE:T) are up nearly 2% already, helped by a bullish analyst note out of Swiss megabanker UBS.

  • [By ]

    T-Mobile and Sprint had roughly 59 million and 41 million users, respectively, so this deal would bump the resulting company up to the second-largest wireless provider in the United States, between No. 1 Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), which reported nearly 116 million U.S. wireless users at the end of 2017, and No. 3 AT&T (NYSE: T), which has 93 million customers.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    For the new year, Verizon says it will be putting its profits to work to aggressively expand its 5G coverage. For consumers, that should mean expanded 5G Home to more cities and the launch of Verizon’s first mobile 5G network — arch rival AT&T (NYSE:T) already rolled out its own mobile 5G network to 12 cities late last year. For investors, the new network build-out will mean more capital spending.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    AT&T’s (NYSE:T) plans for its forthcoming WarnerMedia streaming service are a bit more confusing. First of all, it’ll have three tiers of content. Second, management can’t even agree over what content should be exclusive to the platform and what it will license to others. Both issues may confuse consumers, which could lead them to avoid WarnerMedia’s service altogether.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.(BMRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Biomarin Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BMRN) is several steps ahead of Pfizer and Sangamo, with a hemophilia A candidate that has already been shown to reduce factor replacement usage by 96% over two years following a single treatment. We’ll find out if SB-525 has a chance to overcome this potential rival when the investigators present the results at a medical conference later this year. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wedbush set a $120.00 price objective on BioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:BMRN) in a research note released on Thursday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the biotechnology company’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Standard Life Aberdeen plc bought a new stake in shares of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRN) during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor bought 9,802 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock, valued at approximately $923,000.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Campbell: Investors, bear with us. We’ll hold your hands and get you through this crazy time. History does rhyme. Spark Therapeutics reported data for its hemophilia A gene therapy. Like you said, it got whacked after the data got parsed by investors. That’s very similar to what we saw happen back in December, when they reported interim data for the same exact gene therapy, and investors concluded after looking at that data that Spark Therapeutics’ SPK-8011 may not be as robust of a treatment option as competitor BioMarin’s (NASDAQ:BMRN). BioMarin is working on a similar gene therapy. I won’t even try to pronounce the name of it, it’s long, it’s crazy, it has all sorts of letters in it. We’ll call it by its own name, BMN 270. 

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: ClearBridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund Inc.(CTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Charles Taylor (LON:CTR) had its price objective upped by Liberum Capital from GBX 330 ($4.48) to GBX 385 ($5.22) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 33.22% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Charles Taylor (LON:CTR) had its price objective upped by Liberum Capital from GBX 330 ($4.48) to GBX 385 ($5.22) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 33.22% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Charles Taylor (LON:CTR) had its price objective upped by Liberum Capital from GBX 330 ($4.48) to GBX 385 ($5.22) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 33.22% from the stock’s previous close.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Valmont Industries, Inc.(VMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    A number of analysts have recently commented on VMI shares. Boenning Scattergood restated a “hold” rating on shares of Valmont Industries in a report on Wednesday, October 24th. ValuEngine upgraded Valmont Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Valmont Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 5th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $165.00.

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    Valmont Industries Company Profile

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Schroder Investment Management Group cut its stake in Valmont Industries (NYSE:VMI) by 1.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 689,795 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 9,086 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group owned approximately 3.06% of Valmont Industries worth $100,917,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HRT Financial LLC bought a new stake in Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm bought 1,486 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $224,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alps Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI) in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 3,686 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $611,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Valmont Industries (VMI)

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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Intrexon Corporation(XON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Intrexon Corp (NYSE:XON) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Traders purchased 3,153 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 3,699% compared to the typical volume of 83 put options.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After the company reported disappointing first-quarter financial results, including worse-than-expected revenue performance, shares in Intrexon Corp. (NYSE:XON) were down by 20% at 3:15 p.m. EDT Friday.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    The argument for investing in Intrexon Corp (NYSE:XON) has taken some turns over the past few years. There’s the “buy it because it’s a gene therapy company” argument, the “buy it because it’s tackling mosquito-borne illnesses” argument, the “buy it because it’s a biofuels pioneer” argument, and now there’s the “buy it because it’s reimagining marijuana production” argument.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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Boeing is outperforming General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman despite being hurt by the U.S. leaving the Iran nuclear deal, which is said to have cost the aerospace giant orders of $20 billion for passenger jets from the rouge nation.

&l;p class=&q;tweet_line&q;&g;Boeing is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is one of only five components with a double-digit year-to-date gain. The stock closed Tuesday at $338.37, up 14.7% this year and balanced between a gain of 8.7% since its March 28 low of $311.17 and a decline of 8.9% since its Feb. 28 high of $371.60.

General Dynamics closed Tuesday at $199.62, down 1.9% year-to-date and in correction territory, 13.2% below its March 9 high of $230.00. The stock is 4.5% above its May 3 low of $191.00.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund(AOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Alpine Total Dynamic Div (NYSE:AOD) by 14.1% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 101,451 shares of the investment management company’s stock after acquiring an additional 12,551 shares during the period. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. owned 0.09% of Alpine Total Dynamic Div worth $906,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Avangrid, Inc.(AGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its position in shares of Avangrid Inc (NYSE:AGR) by 19.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 51,490 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,300 shares during the quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Avangrid were worth $2,632,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Avangrid (AGR)

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Avangrid Inc. (NYSE:AGR) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallApril 23, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $4.60 billion.
    Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $5.75 billion.
    Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $815.16 million.
    Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $1.82 billion.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $822.15 million.
    Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LECO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $729.83 million.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $251.93 million.
    FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $3.43 billion.
    Koninklijke Philips NV (ADR) (NYSE: PHG) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE: BOH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $162.39 million.
    Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $1.72 billion.

     

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Intrexon Corporation(XON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Shares of Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) were up 28.5% as of 11:19 a.m. on Monday. The biotech announced what it said were “advances in production of medical cannabis.” In particular, Intrexon stated that its scientists had engineered a yeast strain that could be used in a microbial fermentation process to produce cannabinoids at low cost.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After the company reported disappointing first-quarter financial results, including worse-than-expected revenue performance, shares in Intrexon Corp. (NYSE:XON) were down by 20% at 3:15 p.m. EDT Friday.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, with major market benchmarks finishing narrowly mixed for the session. Weekly gains were still substantial for the indexes, however, as investors grew confident that the economy is walking the fine line between avoiding a recession and growing so fast that it spurs the Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy aggressively. Yet even though most stocks held up well, some individual companies had bad news that sent their shares lower. Ultra Petroleum (NASDAQ:UPL), Intrexon (NYSE:XON), and News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NBT Bancorp Inc.(NBTB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on NBT Bancorp (NBTB)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NBT Bancorp (NASDAQ:NBTB) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on NBT Bancorp (NBTB)

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation(TYG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    UBS Group AG lifted its holdings in shares of Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. (NYSE:TYG) by 5.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 205,851 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 10,728 shares during the period. UBS Group AG owned 0.42% of Tortoise Energy Infrastructure worth $5,142,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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Meanwhile, out here in the real world, most working-age Americans dont want to talk or even think about retirement. Often this is because they know they aren’t saving enough and probably will have to work until they drop dead.

This is the elephant in the room. Ten-thousand U.S. Baby Boomers turn 65 every day. For most, life at that milestone wont look much like the TV commercials.

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Hot Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NVR Inc.(NVR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

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

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

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

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

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

Hot Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Jupai Holdings Limited(JP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Tuesday, the financial shares surged 0.71 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBNK), up 5 percent, and Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) up 5 percent.

Hot Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Intrexon Corporation(XON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After the company reported disappointing first-quarter financial results, including worse-than-expected revenue performance, shares in Intrexon Corp.(NYSE:XON) were down by 20% at 3:15 p.m. EDT Friday.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, with major market benchmarks finishing narrowly mixed for the session. Weekly gains were still substantial for the indexes, however, as investors grew confident that the economy is walking the fine line between avoiding a recession and growing so fast that it spurs the Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy aggressively. Yet even though most stocks held up well, some individual companies had bad news that sent their shares lower. Ultra Petroleum (NASDAQ:UPL), Intrexon (NYSE:XON), and News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap synthetic biology Intrexon Corp (NYSE: XON) has elevated short interest of 33.93% according to Highshortinterest.com. Intrexon Corp says itspowering the Bioindustrial Revolution with Better DNA⒙to create biologically-based products that improve the quality of life and the health of the planet. The Companysintegrated technology suite provides its partners across diverse markets with industrial-scale design and development of complex biological systems delivering unprecedented control, quality, function and performance of living cells.

Hot Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: VivoPower International PLC (VVPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Bioblast Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: ORPN) shares rose 29.6 percent to $3.22.
    Mannatech, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MTEX) surged 23.3 percent to $19.60 after the company reported commencement of modified Dutch auction cash tender for up to $16 million of common stock.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares rose 22.1 percent to $15.8003.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) gained 18.1 percent to $5.54 following commencement of EU blood grouping field trial.
    Shineco, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYHT) climbed 17.1 percent to $1.9899 following Q3 results. Shineco posted Q3 earnings of $0.21 per share on sales of $13.3 million.
    CPI Card Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PMTS) rose 17 percent to $3.0999.
    Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE) shares climbed 12 percent to $2.2613. The stock spiked more than 14 percent Thursday near the close as traders circulate word the Delaware lottery is planning to introduce full sports betting in June.
    Harte Hanks, Inc. (NYSE: HHS) shares gained 7.2 percent to $11.05 after the company late Thursday appointed four new independent directors to board.
    Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON) rose 6.4 percent to $6.17.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares gained 6.3 percent to $3.74.
    Global Self Storage, Inc. (NASDAQ: SELF) shares climbed 6 percent to $4.20.

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Just look at VivoPower International Plc. (Nasdaq: VVPR), the penny stock that topped our list of the 10 top penny stocks to watch this week.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $155.19 after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 21.3 percent to $8.83. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) climbed 18.2 percent to $3.12 after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.6 percent to $27.53 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) rose 13 percent to $2.26.
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC) gained 11.9 percent to $7.35.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 11.8 percent to $6.24 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) shares gained 11.3 percent to $3.56.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.875.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) rose 8.7 percent to $2.9683.
    Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) shares rose 7.4 percent to $7.40.
    Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) rose 7 percent to $2.88 after climbing 1.89 percent on Friday.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 6 percent to $15.93. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 5.1 percent to $257.35. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

Hot Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Gladstone Capital Corporation(GLAD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Investor Events

    Gladstone Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: GLAD) and Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: GAIN) each holding an analyst/investor day
    Micron Technology, Inc (NASDAQ: MU) holding analyst/investor day
    Baxter International Inc (NYSE: BAX) investor conference

    Tuesday
    Notable Earnings

Hot Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Astronics Corporation(ATRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Astronics (NASDAQ: ATRO) and TransDigm Group (NYSE:TDG) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Astronics (NASDAQ: ATRO) and Ducommun (NYSE:DCO) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Best Stocks To Own For 2018

CEO of Siteone Landscape Supply Inc (NYSE:SITE) Doug Black bought 6,200 shares of SITE on 05/25/2017 at an average price of $50.76 a share. The total cost of this purchase was $314,712.

SiteOne Landscape Supply Inc is a supplier of wholesale irrigation, outdoor lighting, nursery, landscape supplies, fertilizers, turf protection products, grass seed, turf care equipment & golf course accessories for green industry professionals. SiteOne Landscape Supply Inc has a market cap of $2.06 billion; its shares were traded at around $52.00 with and P/S ratio of 1.09.

CEO Recent Trades:

CEO Doug Black bought 6,200 shares of SITE stock on 05/25/2017 at the average price of $50.76. The price of the stock has increased by 2.44% since.

Directors and Officers Recent Trades:

10% Owner & Co Deere sold 3,998,550 shares of SITE stock on 05/01/2017 at the average price of $46.08. The price of the stock has increased by 12.85% since.10% Owner Associates Viii, Ltd. Cd&r sold 7,501,450 shares of SITE stock on 05/01/2017 at the average price of $47.5. The price of the stock has increased by 9.47% since.

For the complete insider trading history of SITE, click here

Best Stocks To Own For 2018: iShares MSCI Japan (EWJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Zacks]

    iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSE: EWJ)

    This fund is suitable for investors looking for broad-based exposure to the Japanese economy. It seeks to invest in large-cap companies.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc. acquired a new stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 5,090 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $309,000.

Best Stocks To Own For 2018: Tandy Leather Factory, Inc.(TLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tandy Leather Factory (NASDAQ: TLF) and Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

Best Stocks To Own For 2018: MV Oil Trust(MVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MV Oil Trust (NYSE: MVO) and Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE:PBR.A) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and dividends.

Best Stocks To Own For 2018: Intrexon Corporation(XON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, with major market benchmarks finishing narrowly mixed for the session. Weekly gains were still substantial for the indexes, however, as investors grew confident that the economy is walking the fine line between avoiding a recession and growing so fast that it spurs the Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy aggressively. Yet even though most stocks held up well, some individual companies had bad news that sent their shares lower. Ultra Petroleum (NASDAQ:UPL), Intrexon (NYSE:XON), and News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap synthetic biology Intrexon Corp (NYSE: XON) has elevated short interest of 33.93% according to Highshortinterest.com. Intrexon Corp says itspowering the Bioindustrial Revolution with Better DNA⒙to create biologically-based products that improve the quality of life and the health of the planet. The Companysintegrated technology suite provides its partners across diverse markets with industrial-scale design and development of complex biological systems delivering unprecedented control, quality, function and performance of living cells.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After the company reported disappointing first-quarter financial results, including worse-than-expected revenue performance, shares in Intrexon Corp.(NYSE:XON) were down by 20% at 3:15 p.m. EDT Friday.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now

March has brought madness to airline stocks, including United Continental Holdings (UAL), Delta Air Lines (DAL), and American Airlines (AAL). But the recent pullbacks aren’t a buying opportunity, say Imperial Michael Derchin and Adam Hackel.

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I recommended United Continental on Nov. 19, the week that Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) placed a bet on the group. And while the recommendation had been looking good until this week, when United Continental said it would be expanding capacity. That caused its shares to drop shares to drop 6.9% this week–and my bet to become a loser with a 1.4% drop since I recommended it.

So should you hang on to your airline shares? Not to hear Imperial’s Derchin and Hackel tell it:

While the airline stocks have pulled back recently, coming off a choppy 1Q17, we have In-Line ratings on the Big 3 (American Airlines [AAL], Delta Air Lines [DAL] and United Continental [UAL]), as well as on Alaska Air Group (ALK)…

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Exelixis, Inc.(EXEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street had another good session on Thursday, with further gains for major markets as benchmarks like the Russell 2000 index of small-cap stocks flirted with record highs. A favorable reading from the consumer price index showed only modest growth in prices, and the idea that inflation remains in check led market participants to believe that the Federal Reserve won’t have to speed up its efforts to return short-term interest rates to more normal levels. Yet even with the overall market picking up ground, some companies had bad news that weighed on their share prices. Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG), Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL), and L Brands (NYSE:LB) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [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 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.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Illinois Tool Works Inc.(ITW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
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    Illinois Tools Works (ITW) shares fell after the company’s earnings report, but Cramer and the AAP team see it as an opportunity to buy more shares. Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

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    Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)  fell on Thursday, April 26, after reporting weaker-than-expected results in its automotive segment and organic growth even as its first-quarter earnings exceeded expectations.

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    Illinois Tools Works (ITW) shares fell after the company’s earnings report, but Cramer and the AAP team see it as an opportunity to buy more shares. Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

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    Illinois Tool Works (ITW) : “You don’t have to worry. This one is good. You shouldn’t be a seller.”

    PetMed Express (PETS) : “No, no, no, no. When we want pet drugs, we want Idexx Laboratories (IDXX) .”

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Brandywine Realty Trust(BDN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Grifols, S.A.(GRFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Financial Gravity Companies Inc. raised its stake in shares of Grifols (NASDAQ:GRFS) by 264.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 13,862 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,054 shares during the quarter. Financial Gravity Companies Inc.’s holdings in Grifols were worth $282,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Grifols (NASDAQ:GRFS) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Dynagas LNG Partners LP(DLNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) will post its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, May 16th. Analysts expect Dynagas LNG Partners to post earnings of $0.17 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) shares dropped 12 percent to $9.33 after the company lowered its quarterly distribution to $0.25 per common unit from $0.4225 per common unit.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) shares dropped 12 percent to $9.30 after the company lowered its quarterly distribution to $0.25 per common unit from $0.4225 per common unit.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Valeritas Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: VLRX) fell 25.9 percent to $1.89 in pre-market trading. Valeritas priced its 13.7 million share offering at $1.75 per share.
    Zealand Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: ZEAL) fell 6.5 percent to $15.30 in pre-market trading after rising 9.80 percent on Monday.
    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) fell 5.1 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after slipping 1.15 percent on Monday.
    Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY) fell 5 percent to $64.80 in pre-market trading. Lilly and Incyte disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee recommended approval of baricitinib 2mg, but not 4mg, for the treatment of moderately-to-severely active RAI.
    Casa Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CASA) fell 4.7 percent to $28.40 in pre-market trading after announcing a 7.35 million share common stock offering.
    Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE: AGO) shares fell 4.5 percent to $34.30 in pre-market trading. The founder and president of Greenlight Capital talked about a short idea in Assured Guaranty, saying pre-tax income is likely to "collapse." He also highlighted Assured Guaranty insured $12.2 billion in below-investment grade bonds.
    The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) shares fell 4 percent to $17.30 in pre-market trading.
    Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) shares fell 3.4 percent to $38.10 in pre-market trading

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Intrexon Corporation(XON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After the company reported disappointing first-quarter financial results, including worse-than-expected revenue performance, shares in Intrexon Corp.(NYSE:XON) were down by 20% at 3:15 p.m. EDT Friday.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap synthetic biology Intrexon Corp (NYSE: XON) has elevated short interest of 33.93% according to Highshortinterest.com. Intrexon Corp says itspowering the Bioindustrial Revolution with Better DNA⒙to create biologically-based products that improve the quality of life and the health of the planet. The Companysintegrated technology suite provides its partners across diverse markets with industrial-scale design and development of complex biological systems delivering unprecedented control, quality, function and performance of living cells.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, with major market benchmarks finishing narrowly mixed for the session. Weekly gains were still substantial for the indexes, however, as investors grew confident that the economy is walking the fine line between avoiding a recession and growing so fast that it spurs the Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy aggressively. Yet even though most stocks held up well, some individual companies had bad news that sent their shares lower. Ultra Petroleum (NASDAQ:UPL), Intrexon (NYSE:XON), and News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Why Ultra Petroleum, Intrexon, and News Corp. Slumped Today

Friday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, with major market benchmarks finishing narrowly mixed for the session. Weekly gains were still substantial for the indexes, however, as investors grew confident that the economy is walking the fine line between avoiding a recession and growing so fast that it spurs the Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy aggressively. Yet even though most stocks held up well, some individual companies had bad news that sent their shares lower. Ultra Petroleum (NASDAQ:UPL), Intrexon (NYSE:XON), and News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Ultra looks less energetic

Shares of Ultra Petroleum fell 13% as the natural gas-focused exploration and production company continued to lose ground following Thursday morning’s release of its first-quarter financial report. In that report, Ultra said that first-quarter production rose 13% to 72.3 billion cubic feet-equivalent, but the company reduced its operated rig fleet from seven rigs to four. Rising prices helped the company’s revenue from its oil and condensates production, but falling natural gas prices weighed on performance. Yet investors have been increasingly nervous about Ultra’s financial situation, and even though the gas company successfully emerged from bankruptcy less than a year ago, there’s still the potential for Ultra to find itself in trouble again if the energy markets don’t cooperate.

Land-based rig on semi-arid brush grass in front of mountain range.

Image source: Ultra Petroleum.

Intrexon slows down

Intrexon stock plunged nearly 20% after the biotech reported its first-quarter results. The company said that revenue was down 18%, and net losses widened from the year-ago period. Most of the decline on the top line stemmed from reduced revenue from collaborations and licensing, with the company deciding to redeploy some of its research and development services that it had previously used for what it calls exclusive channel collaborations toward more favorable relationships for Intrexon. The challenges are just the latest in a series of setbacks for the company, and with repeated failures to replace disappearing sales, investors are losing patience with Intrexon despite its growth opportunities.

News Corp. struggles with the digital shift

Finally, shares of News Corp. lost 8.5%. Fiscal third-quarter financial results included 6% revenue gains, with the company emphasizing the strength of its real-estate platform holdings in the release. Yet even though initiatives to expand digital audiences for key publications like The Wall Street Journal were fairly successful, the offsetting slowdowns for newsstand sales continued to weigh on results. Some long-term investors believe that News Corp. can come through this transformative change for the industry stronger than ever, but it’s still likely to take years longer for the situation to play out fully before News Corp. can find new pathways toward strong growth.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now

A blockbuster announcement that Amazon.com (AMZN), JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) would team up on a broad health-care initiative wreaked havoc on the sector and spilled over into the broader stock market. The Dow tumbled 1.4% on Tuesday, Jan. 30, to finish at 26,076. It was the industrial average’s first one-day decline of 100 points or more in 2018.

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What Happened in the Stock Market Today?

Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan collectively said in a press release Tuesday that “they are partnering on ways to address healthcare for their U.S. employees, with the aim of improving employee satisfaction and reducing costs.” The surprise announcement included few details, but that didn’t stop investors from fleeing out of fear that Amazon will do what it does when it enters a new market: Batter the competition. Dow components UnitedHealth Group (UNH) and Pfizer (PFE) fell 4.3% and 3.2%, respectively, to help lead the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLV) 2.1% lower.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Intrexon Corporation(XON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Intrexon (XON) has made a small yet strategic acquisition in buying GenVec (GNVC); with the purchase, XON gets AdenoVerse, a platform of adenovirus vectors for delivering drugs and vaccines that dovetails nicely with its existing suite of gene therapy technologies, suggests John McCamant, editor of The Medical Technology Stock Letter.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap synthetic biology Intrexon Corp (NYSE: XON) has elevated short interest of 33.93% according to Highshortinterest.com. Intrexon Corp says itspowering the Bioindustrial Revolution with Better DNA⒙to create biologically-based products that improve the quality of life and the health of the planet. The Companysintegrated technology suite provides its partners across diverse markets with industrial-scale design and development of complex biological systems delivering unprecedented control, quality, function and performance of living cells.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: MarketAxess Holdings, Inc.(MKTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    MarketAxessHoldings (NASDAQ:MKTX)reported first-quarter results on April 26. The electronic trading platform is enjoying strong gains in revenue and profits as it continues to take share of the massive global fixed-income market.

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    This is why I’m bullish on a company that promises to mitigate the liquidity issues facing the bond market. The company is MarketAxess (Nasdaq: MKTX).

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: California Grapes International, Inc. (CAGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    It is hard to fully wrap your hands around the potential market opportunity that Accenture will have in the years ahead but I believe that the opportunities are almost endless (dramatic, I know). For example, consider these forecasts that Forbes detailed in its “2017 Roundup Of Internet Of Things Forecast” report:

    According to Bain, “B2B IoT segments will generate more than $300B annually by 2020, including about $85B in the industrial sector”. According to PwC, “$6T will be spent on IoT solutions between 2015 and 2020”. According to Accenture, “Industrial Internet Of Things could add $14.2T to the economy by 2020”. According to Statista, “The global Internet of Things (IoT) market is projected to grow from $2.99T in 2014 to $8.9T in 2020, attaining a 19.92% Compound Annual Growth Rate (OTCPK:CAGR). Industrial manufacturing is predicted to increase from $472B in 2014 to $890B in global IoT spending. Healthcare and life sciences are projected to increase from $520B in 2014 to $1.335T in 2020, attaining a 17% CAGR”.

    The forecasts compiled by Forbes are all over the place but one thing is consistent, that is, the growth potential for IoT (and the sub-industries) is real. Connected things are expected to experience significant growth and I believe that it is hard to deny that digital will play a key role in the future growth of the global economy.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.(UEPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Friday’s after-hours trading session did not see many stocks on the move. Shares of Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: UEPS) were down almost 2.5 percent in what seemed like a correction of the 1.83 percent surge seen during the day.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) shares rose 47.1 percent to $3.22 in pre-market trading after jumping 54.23 percent on Wednesday.
    Digital Power Corporation (NYSE: DPW) rose 27.6 percent to $0.800 in pre-market trading after gaining 9.79 percent on Wednesday.
    Social Reality Inc (NASDAQ: SRAX) shares rose 23.1 percent to $7.16 in the pre-market trading session after surging 37.59 percent on Wednesday.
    China Auto Logistics Inc (NASDAQ: CALA) rose 16.9 percent to $4.15 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.11 percent on Wednesday.
    Riot Blockchain Inc (NASDAQ: RIOT) rose 15.1 percent to $18.40 in pre-market trading after climbing 42.01 percent on Wednesday.
    Seven Stars Cloud Group Inc (NASDAQ: SSC) rose 14.5 percent to $2.85 in the pre-market trading session after gaining 0.40 percent on Wednesday.
    Affimed NV (NASDAQ: AFMD) shares rose 14.3 percent to $2.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.88 percent on Wednesday.
    Corecivic Inc (NYSE: CXW) rose 10.2 percent to $25.56 in pre-market trading after climbing 0.65 percent on Wednesday.
    LM Funding America, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMFA) rose 9.6 percent to $3.30 in pre-market trading after surging 34.98 percent on Wednesday.
    U.S. Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ: GROW) rose 7.2 percent to $3.30 in pre-market trading after dropping 8.06 percent on Wednesday.
    Xunlei Ltd (NASDAQ: XNET) rose 6.8 percent to $25.61 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.74 percent on Wednesday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.9 percent to $13.00 in pre-market trading after gaining 21.34 percent on Wednesday.
    Addus Homecare Corporation (NASDAQ: ADUS) rose 5.5 percent to $35.60 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.69 percent on Wednesday.
    TOP SHIPS Inc (NASDAQ: TOPS) rose 5.2 percent to $0.528 in pre-market trading after falling 10.36 percent on Wednesday.
    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: TEVA) rose 4.7 percent to $14.11 in pre-market trading. Teva Pharma

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP(TEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Cook]

    Citi remains Buy rated on Dominion Midstream Partners (NYSE: DM), Tallgrass Energy (NYSE: TEP), and Tallgrass Energy GP (NYSE: TEGP), saying the companies are positioned to capitalize on natural gas demand growth.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Wins Finance Holdings Inc.(WINS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the financial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: WINS) and Old Second Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: OSBC).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the financial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: WINS) and Navient Corp (NASDAQ: NAVI).

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.(PKOH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Park-Ohio (NASDAQ: PKOH) and Materion (NYSE:MTRN) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Virtu Financial, Inc.(VIRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Virtu Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) had a large buyer at the desk last week. TJMT Holdings, an investment vehicle for the founder and Executive Chairman Vincent Viola, bought a 50,000 share blockat $15.88 apiece. The total price for the trade was $794,345. The company provides market making and liquidity services to the financial markets worldwide. Shares closed last Friday at $15.95, in a 52 week range of$12.35 to $23.97, and the consensus price target is $16.31.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: American Assets Trust, Inc.(AAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Markus Aarnio]

    Owens Realty Mortgage’s competitors include American Assets Trust (AAT), Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE) and Boston Properties (BXP). American Assets Trust has seen five insider buy transactions and four insider sell transactions this year. American Assets Trust has a dividend yield of 2.78%. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has seen 14 insider sell transactions this year. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has a dividend yield of 4.10%. Boston Properties has seen one insider buy transaction and four insider sell transactions this year. Boston Properties has a dividend yield of 2.43%.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Celestica, Inc.(CLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM), a previous Elite Opportunity Pro (EOP) newsletter suggestion as the next breakout stock, andmid cap Flextronics International being bigger winners (albeit FLEX has steadily risen for two years while SANM has already peaked) compared with the moderately positive performance of mid cap Jabil Circuit, Inc (NYSE: JBL) and small cap Celestica Inc (NYSE: CLS):

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM), a previous Elite Opportunity Pro (EOP) newsletter suggestion as the next breakout stock, andmid cap Flextronics International being bigger winners compared with the also good performance of mid cap Jabil Circuit, Inc (NYSE: JBL) and small cap Celestica Inc (NYSE: CLS):

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Nevertheless, a long term performance chart shows Sanmina Corp previously being an outperformer, but now falling off whilepotential large cap peer Flextronics International Ltd (NASDAQ: FLEX) has given a steady performance over the last two years and small capCelestica Inc (NYSE: CLS) and mid capJabil Circuit, Inc (NYSE: JBL) have similar unaspiring charts:

Top 10 Media Stocks To Own For 2016

Historically, little gets done by Congress in an election year. But the unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the coming fight over replacing him on the bench will bring legislating to a virtual stop, making the previous snails pace of progress seem downright speedy.

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The most immediate effect of the conservative icons passing will be on a handful of major cases before the Supreme Court, including some closely watched by the business world. With the Court now populated by four conservatives and four liberals and no chance of a new ninth justice joining the Court before its current term ends early this summer some of those cases will end up 4-4. In that event, the lower courts ruling would stand.

Top 10 Media Stocks To Own For 2016: Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc.(AFOP)

 

Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets various fiber optic components and integrated modules for communications equipment manufacturers and service providers in the United States, North America, Europe, and Asia. It offers connectivity products, including connectivity modules; optical connectors, adapters, and cable assemblies; fused and planar fiber optical splitters and couplers; optical tap couplers and ultra low polarization dependent loss tap couplers; amplifier wave division multiplexers (WDM) couplers; optical fixed attenuators; fused fiber WDM couplers; and fiber array units. The company also provides optical passive products comprising filter WDMs, dense wave division multiplexers (DWDMs), coarse wavelength division multiplexers, compact coarse wavelength division multiplexers, add/drop DWDM filters, optical isolators, optical bypass switches, and automatic variable optical attenuators. Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Alliance Fiber Optic Products Inc (NASDAQ: AFOP) shares shot up 19 percent to $18.47 after the company agreed to be acquired by Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) for $18.50 per share.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Alliance Fiber Optic Products (NASDAQ: AFOP) shares rose 7.21% to $21.70. The volume of Alliance Fiber Optic Products shares traded was 397% higher than normal. Alliance Fiber Optic lifted its Q3 revenue outlook.

Top 10 Media Stocks To Own For 2016: Alon USA Energy, Inc.(ALJ)

 

Alon USA Energy, Inc. engages in refining and marketing petroleum products, primarily in the South Central, Southwestern, and Western regions of the United States. It operates in three segments: Refining and Marketing, Asphalt, and Retail. The Refining and Marketing segment operates sour crude oil refinery located in Big Spring, Texas; light sweet crude oil refinery located in Krotz Springs, Louisiana; and heavy crude oil refineries located in Paramount, Bakersfield and Long Beach, California with a crude oil throughput capacity of approximately 217,000 barrels per day. This segment refines crude oil into petroleum products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, petrochemicals, petrochemical feedstocks, asphalt, and other petroleum-based products. It also markets motor fuels to third-party distributors under the Alon brand; licenses Alon brand name; and provides payment card processing services, advertising programs, and lo yalty and other marketing programs to licensed locations. The Asphalt segment sells paving asphalt to road and materials manufacturers, and highway construction/maintenance contractors as ground tire rubber, polymer modified, or emulsion asphalt. The Retail segment operates convenience stores that offer various grades of gasoline, diesel fuel, food products and services, tobacco products, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, and general merchandise, as well as money orders to the public primarily under the 7-Eleven and Alon brands. As of December 31, 2014, this segment operated 295 owned and leased convenience store sites primarily in Central and West Texas, and New Mexico. Alon USA Energy, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tom Dorsey]

    Over a several day period, I submitted questions and Mr. Eisman, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Alon USA Energy Inc. (ALJ) and the parent company of Alon USA Partners LP Inc. (ALDW) responded. He provided some key insights to some challenges the company faces, where the company is going, and the opportunities available in the future. This insight should provide investors with additional information to understand the value of the company and the opportunity as an investor in the company.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, energy shares dipped by 0.70 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included TravelCenters of America LLC (NYSE: TA), down 18 percent, and Alon USA Energy, Inc. (NYSE: ALJ), down 8 percent.

Top 10 Transportation Stocks To Own Right Now: Pinnacle Entertainment Inc.(PNK)

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. owns, develops, and operates casinos, and related hospitality and entertainment facilities in the United States. It operates casinos, such as L’Auberge du Lac in Lake Charles, Louisiana; River City Casino and Lumiere Place in St. Louis, Missouri; Boomtown New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana; Belterra Casino Resort in Vevay, Indiana; Boomtown Bossier City in Bossier City, Louisiana; and Boomtown Reno in Reno, Nevada. The company also operates River Downs racetrack in southeast Cincinnati, Ohio. As of May 26, 2011, it operated seven casinos and one racetrack. The company was formerly known as Hollywood Park, Inc. and changed its name to Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. in February 2000. Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. was founded in 1935 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) has gained 56% this year; Las Vegas Sands (LVS) has climbed 38%. And Deutsche Bank has nice things to say about both today.

    Bloomberg

    First Pinnacle. Deutsche Bank’s Carlo Santarelli ponders the stock’s big move and comes away still seeing value in its shares. He writes:

    When we upgraded PNK in April, our thesis centered on the FCF strength of the combined entities [Pinnacle completed its acquisition of Ameristar Casinos on Aug. 14], a handful of favorable catalysts, easing regional gaming comps, & an inexpensive relative valuation. Given the shares’ sizeable move since then, we believe it is worth revisiting the investment case. Post the announcement of several asset sales and the closing of the transaction, we are adjusting our estimates, raising our PT to $30 from $24, and maintaining our bullish view at current levels given what we still believe to be an attractive free cash flow valuation, meaningful potential synergy realization beyond the $40 mm of announced benefits, and a free option on a lagging regional recovery.

    Santarelli also revisited Las Vegas Sands and there too, he likes what he sees. He writes:

    With…LVS at [a share price level] that have been challenging to break from over the last year plus, we believe this time is different and hence we see continued upward momentum…In the case of LVS, we see; 1) meaningful mass market strength continuing through year end, setting the stage for upward company and market estimate revisions for 2014, 2) continued cash flow appreciation and capital returns serving as downside protection and positive catalysts, and 3) continued shared gains, largely driven by table optimization and mass market strength, driving both estimates and sentiment.

    He also likes Wynn Resorts (WYNN), despite its 34% gain.Santarelli writes:

    As for WYNN, we believe near-term estimates continue to take a back seat to capital return

Top 10 Media Stocks To Own For 2016: MGC Diagnostics Corporation(MGCD)

 

MGC Diagnostics Corporation designs, markets, and sells non-invasive cardiorespiratory diagnostic products under the MGC Diagnostics, MedGraphics, and Medisoft names in the United States and internationally. Its pulmonary function products comprise the Medical Graphics CPF S/D USB, and Medisoft Micro 5000 and Micro 6000 spirometers; Medical Graphics Ultima PF Series, Medisoft SpiroAir, and Medisoft HypAir; Medical Graphics Platinum Elite and Medisoft BodyBox Series; and Medisoft FeNO, FeNO+, and HypAir Muscle Study Systems. These products include applications that enable the early detection of lung disease; evaluate the effect of medication; monitor patients with chronic disease; diagnose lung diseases; manage treatment; assess the surgical risk of lung transplant and lung reduction candidates; and evaluate the impact of diseases, such as neuromuscular disease on breathing. The companys gas exchange testing products comprise the Ultima CPX metabolic stress testing system, Ultima CardiO2 gas exchange analysis system, CCM Express indirect calorimeter, VO2000 metabolic measurement system, Ergocard Clinical, Ergocard Professional gas exchange analysis system, and Ergocard ECG. These products applications consist of screening for early signs of cardiac and pulmonary dysfunction through diagnosis, establishing exercise prescriptions and training programs, evaluating the efficacy of prescribed therapy, and determining appropriate nutritional support requirements. MGC Diagnostics Corporation sells its products through direct sales force and distributors to hospitals, university-based medical centers, medical clinics, physician offices, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and clinical research organizations. The company was formerly known as Angeion Corporation and changed its name to MGC Diagnostics Corporation in August 2012. MGC Diagnostics Corporation was founded in 1986 and is h eadquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    MGC Diagnostics Corp (NASDAQ: MGCD) is projected to post earnings for the latest quarter.

    Lands’ End, Inc. (NASDAQ: LE) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $293.24 million.

Top 10 Media Stocks To Own For 2016: Key Tronic Corporation(KTCC)

Key Tronic Corporation, doing business as KeyTronicEMS Co., together with its subsidiaries, provides electronic manufacturing services (EMS) to original equipment manufacturers primarily in the United States, Mexico, and China. Its EMS services include product design, surface mount technologies for printed circuit board assembly, tool making, precision plastic molding, liquid injection molding, automated tape winding, prototype design, and full product builds. The company also manufactures keyboards and other input devices for personal computers. Key Tronic markets its products and services primarily through its direct sales department aided by field sales people and distributors. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Spokane Valley, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Computer Peripherals: This industry rose 2.21% by 10:15 am ET. The top performer in this industry was Key Tronic (NASDAQ: KTCC), which gained 0.3%. Key Tronic’s trailing-twelve-month ROE is 14.57%.

Top 10 Media Stocks To Own For 2016: Intrexon Corporation(XON)

 

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

Top 10 Media Stocks To Own For 2016: Advance Auto Parts Inc(AAP)

 

Advance Auto Parts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the automotive replacement parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items for domestic and imported cars, vans, sport utility vehicles, and light and heavy duty trucks. It offers automotive parts, including alternators, batteries, belts and hoses, brakes and brake pads, chassis parts, climate control parts, clutches, driveshafts, engines and engine parts, ignition parts, lighting, radiators, starters, spark plugs and wires, steering and alignment parts, transmissions, water pumps, and windshield wiper blades; and accessories, such as air fresheners, automotive paints, anti-theft devices, emergency road kits, floor mats, ice scrapers, mirrors, seat and steering wheel covers, and vent shades. The company also provides chemicals comprising antifreeze, brake and power steering fluid, car washes and waxes, freon, fuel additives, and windshield washer fluid; oils, transmission fluids, and other automotive petroleum products; and battery and wiper installation, battery charging, check engine light reading, electrical system testing, video clinics, and oil and battery recycling services, as well as loaner tool programs. In addition, it sells products online through AdvanceAutoParts.com and Worldpac.com. The company serves do-it-for-me, or Commercial, and do-it-yourselfcustomers, as well as independently-owned operators. As of January 2, 2016, it operated a total of 5,171 stores and 122 branches; and served approximately 1,300 independently-owned Carquest stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) shares 11.02 percent to $128.21 in pre-market trading. Advance Auto Parts reported weaker-than-expected quarterly results and announced the resignation of CFO Mike Norona.

Top 10 Media Stocks To Own For 2016: Baker Hughes Incorporated(BHI)

 

Baker Hughes Incorporated supplies oilfield services, products, technology, and systems to the oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company offers drilling and evaluation products and services, which include drill bits for performance drilling, hole enlargement, and coring; conventional and rotary steerable systems used to drill wells; measurement-while-drilling and logging-while-drilling systems to perform reservoir navigation services; drilling optimization services; tools for coil tubing drilling and wellbore re-entry systems; coring drilling systems; surface logging; emulsion and water-based drilling fluids systems; reservoir drill-in fluids; and fluids environmental services. Its drilling and evaluation products and services also comprise wire line services, such as tools for open hole and cased hole well logging to gather data to perform petro physical and geophysical analysis; reservoir evaluation coring; casing perforation; fluid characterization; production logging; well integrity testing; pipe recovery; and seismic and micro seismic services. In addition, the company provides completion and production products and services consisting of completion systems used to control the flow of hydrocarbons within a wellbore; wellbore intervention products and services to enhance the performance of existing wellbores; intelligent production system products and services to monitor and control the production from individual wells or fields; artificial lifts, such as electric submersible pump systems, progressing cavity pump systems, gas lift systems, and surface horizontal pumping systems to lift oil and water; chemicals and chemical application systems; and cementing, stimulation, and coil tubing services. Further, it offers industrial products and services to the downstream chemicals, and process and pipeline industries. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Like every Friday for the past 70 years, Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI) issued its rotary rig counts. As of April 15, the United States had 440 active rigs, down from 443 last Friday and from 954 a year ago. Canada also saw a (2.4 percent) decrease in active rigs this week, to 40. A year ago, the count ascended to 80.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    FBR’s Thomas Curran and Mark Kelley contend that Halliburton (HAL) and Baker Hughes (BHI) will need General Electric’s (GE) help if their merger–blocked yesterday by the Department of Justice–is to succeed:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    On a great day for theVanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH) and big holdings like Schlumberger (SLB), Halliburton (HAL), and Baker Hughes (BHI), Weatherford International (WFT) is doing better than most. One reason: Barclays analystsJ. David Anderson andWilliam Thompson upgraded Weatherford to Overweight from Equal Weight. They explain why:

Top 10 Media Stocks To Own For 2016: Extra Space Storage Inc(EXR)

 

Extra Space Storage, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It engages in property management and development activities that include acquiring, managing, developing, and selling, as well as the rental of self-storage facilities. As of December 31, 2006, Extra Space Storage owned interests in 567 properties located in 32 states and Washington, D.C., as well as managed 74 properties owned by franchisees or third parties. As a REIT, the company would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 1977 and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    On Tuesday, Goldman Sachs announced that it has removed Extra Space Storage, Inc. (EXR) from its Conviction Buy List.

    The firm has maintained a “Buy” rating on EXR, and has lowered the company’s price target from $51 to $50. This price target suggests a 12% upside from the stock’s current price of $43.94.

    Analyst Andrew Rosivach commented: “We think the stock is inexpensive on forward 2018E AFFO, but the higher 2014E multiple may require the stock to consolidate.”

    Extra Space Storage shares were down 21 cents, or 0.47%, during Tuesday morning trading. The stock is up 21% YTD.

Top 10 Media Stocks To Own For 2016: Outerwall Inc.(OUTR)

 

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Outerwall (NASDAQ: OUTR) lowered its forecast for the third quarter and full year. Outerwall shares dipped 19.96% to $44.80 in after-hours trading.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Outerwall (NASDAQ: OUTR) plummeted 12.08% to $49.21 after the company lowered its forecast for the third quarter and full year.

    JinkoSolar Holding Co (NYSE: JKS) dropped 9.88% to $16.87 after the company announced the offering of 3,500,000 American Depositary Shares.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

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

  • [By Jake L’Ecuyer]

    Equities Trading DOWN
    Shares of Outerwall (NASDAQ: OUTR) were down 16.03 percent to $47.00 after the company lowered its forecast for the third quarter and full year. Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) shares tumbled 4.71 percent to $23.26 after the company issued a weak third-quarter profit forecast. Bank of America downgraded the stock from Buy to Neutral. Pandora Media (NYSE: P) down, falling 1.71 percent to $23.58 as the company announced its plans to sell 14 million shares of common stock, including 4 million shares from current stockholders.

Top 10 Shipping Stocks For 2016

Why all the confidence? Well aside from all these pundits coming out saying there is a 100% chance that we are in a recession or that a recession will start before summer the reason is thatthe data doesn’t show it. You can make up indicators that don’t really make sense either in their construction or their interpretations or you can focus on one relatively narrow segment of the economy but none of that actually means we are entering a recession.

If you want to gauge the probability of a recession it might be helpful to really study the business cycle and how we enter and exit recession as well as how we do not. You then want to build a battery of models to help you interpret what is happening and what is likely to happen going forward. If you do this, and don’t focus on just one indicator, you will be far better off than what most pundits do.

Top 10 Shipping Stocks For 2016: BioAmber Inc.(BIOA)

 

BioAmber Inc., an industrial biotechnology company, produces and sells bio-succinic acid to various chemical market customers in the United States. Its proprietary technology platform combines industrial biotechnology and chemical catalysis to convert renewable feedstocks into chemicals that are replacements for petroleum-derived chemicals. The companys bio-succinic acid is used in various applications, including plasticizers, polyurethanes, personal care products, resins and coatings, de-icing and coolant solutions, fine chemicals, lubricants, and food additives, as well as anti-freeze solutions, coolants solvents, water treatment chemicals, laundry tablets and bath salts, artificial leather products, and foams made with recycled polyethylene terephthalate. Its product pipeline also includes bio-succinic acid derivatives, such as 1, 4 butanediol, gamma-butyrolactone, and succinic acid based polyesters; and C6 building block chemicals comprising adipic acid, caprolactam, and hexamethylenediamine. The company sells its products directly to its customers and commercial partners, as well as indirectly through distributor in the Asia-Pacific region. It has strategic relationships with various companies, including PTTMCC Biochem Company Limited, Vinmar International Ltd., and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation. The company was formerly known as DNP Green Technology, Inc. and changed its name to BioAmber Inc. in September 2010. BioAmber Inc. is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Markus Aarnio]

    BioAmber (BIOA) is a sustainable chemicals company. Its proprietary technology platform combines industrial biotechnology and chemical catalysis to convert renewable feedstock into chemicals for use in a wide variety of everyday products including plastics, resins, food additives and personal care products.

Top 10 Shipping Stocks For 2016: AbbVie Inc.(ABBV)

 

AbbVie Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical products worldwide. The company offers HUMIRA, a biologic therapy administered as a subcutaneous injection to treat autoimmune diseases; IMBRUVICA an oral therapy for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia; and VIEKIRA PAK, an interferon-free therapy, with or without ribavirin, for adults with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis, including those with compensated cirrhosis. It also provides Kaletra, an anti-HIV-1 medicine used with other anti-HIV-1 medications as a treatment that maintains viral suppression in HIV-1 patients; Norvir, a protease inhibitor indicated in combination with other antiretroviral agents to treat HIV-1; and Synagis to prevent respiratory syncytial virus infection in high risk infants. In addition, the company offers AndroGel, a testosterone replacement therapy for males diagnosed with symptomatic low testosterone; Creon, a pancreatic enzyme therapy for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency; Synthroid to treat hypothyroidism; and Lupron, a product for the palliative treatment of prostate cancer, and endometriosis and central precocious puberty, as well as for the treatment of patients with anemia. Further, it provides Duopa and Duodopa, a levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel to treat Parkinsons disease; Sevoflurane, an anesthesia product for human use; TriCor, Trilipix, and Niaspan treat metabolic conditions characterized by high cholesterol and/or high triglycerides; and Zemplar to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism. The company sells its products to wholesalers, distributors, government agencies, health care facilities, specialty pharmacies, and independent retailers from its distribution centers and public warehouses. AbbVie Inc. has strategic collaboration with C2N Diagnostics, Calico Life Sciences LLC, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ablynx NV, Galapagos NV, and Alvine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in North Chicago, Illi! nois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The main conclusions we draw from the abstracts (lacking information about late breakers) is that Gileads dominance of HCV seems secure for the immediate future, with sof/vel (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir) showing impressive efficacy in difficult-to-treat patient subsets. Competitors have early data for their new HCV development efforts (Merck (MRK) [MP], Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) [OP], AbbVie (ABBV)) but will not present new clinical data at this meeting.

Top 5 Recreation Companies To Own In Right Now: Intuit Inc.(INTU)

 

Intuit Inc. provides business and financial management solutions for small businesses, consumers, and accounting professionals primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, India, and Singapore. The companys Small Business segment provides QuickBooks financial and business management online services and desktop software; QuickBooks technical support services; financial supplies; and QuickBooks Accountant, QuickBooks Accountant Plus, and QuickBooks Online Accountant, as well as the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program for the accounting professionals. This segment also offers small business payroll products and services, including online payroll offerings, such as Quickbooks Online Payroll and Intuit Online Payroll; desktop payroll offerings comprising QuickBooks Basic Payroll and QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll; and full service payroll offerings, such as Intuit Full Service Payroll and QuickBooks Assisted Payr oll. In addition, it provides merchant services, including credit and debit card processing; Web-based transaction processing services for online merchants; online payment services; GoPayment mobile payment processing services; and QuickBooks point of sale solutions. Its Consumer segment provides TurboTax income tax preparation products and services; and electronic tax filing services. The companys Professional Tax segment offers Lacerte, ProSeries, ProFile, and Intuit Tax Online professional tax products and services; and electronic tax filing services, bank product transmission services, and training services. The company sells its products and services through various sales and distribution channels, including Websites, promotions, call centers, retail locations, and online mobile application stores, as well as through alliance partners, such as banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions. Intuit Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alex Jordon]

    A variety of acquisitions ramps up Oracle’s presence in cloud computing, like deals with RightNow, Taleo, and Eloqua. The annual run-rate of their cloud business is already over $1 billion, larger than Workday (WDAY) and SAP (SAP) combined. New customers include British Telecom (BT), BMC Software (BMC), Siemens (SI), Yahoo (YHOO), and Intuit (INTU).

Top 10 Shipping Stocks For 2016: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.(CLF)

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., a mining and natural resources company, produces iron ore pellets, lump and fines iron ore, and metallurgical coal products. The company operates six iron ore mines in Michigan, Minnesota, and eastern Canada; two iron ore mining complexes in Western Australia; five metallurgical coal mines located in West Virginia and Alabama; and one thermal coal mine located in West Virginia. It also owns a 45% economic interest in a coking and thermal coal mine located in Queensland, Australia; and a 30% interest in Amapa, a Brazilian iron ore project in Latin America, as well as chromite properties in Ontario, Canada. The company, formerly known as Cleveland-Cliffs Inc, was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Robert Weinstein]

    Lawsuit after lawsuit, a billion dollars in cost overruns, taxpayer subsidies and the most expensive coal plant to operate causing electric rates to skyrocket, if this becomes the norm. The new project is called Plant Ratcliffe by Southern Co. Plant Ratcliffe is quite the boondoggle, but proponents say it always costs more to build the first one and costs will come down as the technology improves. More plants are in the planning stages and may bring a needed shot in the arm to mining stocks. Alpha Natural Resources (ANR), Walter Energy (WLT), Arch Coal (ACI), Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF), Peabody Energy (BTU), and James River Coal (JRCC) are companies that may benefit from increased demand for coal. Not all coal or coal companies are equal, so it’s crucial to discriminate based on your investment time-horizon goals. With that said, the announcement should have been followed by a deep sell-off in coal and utility related stocks. But something happened. Or, rather, didn’t happen. The above coal stocks didn’t sell off tremendously and are largely moving along with the rest of the market today. This is noteworthy because stocks don’t bottom on good news, they reach a bottom on awful news. Let me explain: When a stock chart continues trending lower, what you’re witnessing is investors throwing in the towel and moving on. Leaving aside bankruptcies for a moment, almost all stocks have a core group of investors that are commonly known as the “strong hands.” A stock is at the bottom when the weak hands are gone. At some point, distressing news (like an unfavorable EPA announcement regarding coal) hits the wire and the related stock or stocks react with little or no movement. This is what we are witnessing right now in coal-related companies.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, basic materials shares rose by 3.08 percent. Top gainers in the sector included Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE: CLF), Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (ADR) (NYSE: SID), and Teck Resources Ltd (USA) (NYSE: TCK).

Top 10 Shipping Stocks For 2016: Intrexon Corporation(XON)

 

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

Top 10 Shipping Stocks For 2016: CRB Futures Index(CR)

Crane Co. manufactures and sells engineered industrial products in the United States and internationally. The company operates in five segments: Aerospace & Electronics, Engineered Materials, Merchandising Systems, Fluid Handling, and Controls. The Aerospace & Electronics segment offers pressure, fuel flow, and position sensors and subsystems; brake control systems; coolant, lube and fuel pumps; and seat actuation products. This segment also provides power supplies and custom microelectronics for aerospace, defense, medical, and other applications; and electrical power components, power management products, electronic radio frequency, and microwave frequency components and subsystems for the defense, space, and military communications markets. The Engineered Materials segment manufactures fiberglass-reinforced plastic panels for the truck trailer and recreational vehicle markets, industrial markets, and the commercial construction industry. The Merchandising Systems segmen t offers vending solutions, such as food, snack, and beverage vending machines; and vending machine software and online solutions, as well as payment solutions, including coin accepters and dispensers, coin hoppers, coin recyclers, bill validators, and bill recyclers. The Fluid Handling segment manufactures and sells various industrial and commercial valves and actuators; provides valve testing, parts, and services; manufactures and sells pumps and water purification solutions; distributes pipe, pipe fittings, couplings, and connectors; and designs, manufactures, and sells corrosion-resistant plastic-lined pipes and fittings. The Controls segment produces ride-leveling, air-suspension control valves for heavy trucks and trailers; pressure, temperature, and level sensors; ultra-rugged computers, measurement and control systems, and intelligent data acquisition products; and water treatment equipment. Crane Co. was founded in 1855 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Crane Co. (NYSE: CR) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.86 per share on revenue of $644.60 million.

    Oceaneering International (NYSE: OII) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $641.85 million.

Top 10 Shipping Stocks For 2016: Formula Systems (1985) Ltd.(FORTY)

 

Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. provides a range of information technology (IT) solutions and services, and develops and markets proprietary software solutions. It offers software solutions and services, such as outsourcing and developing customized software; computer systems management infrastructures, Web world content management, database and data warehouse mining, application integration, database and systems, data management, and software development tools; computer and telecommunication infrastructure solutions; and professional training courses and advanced professional studies. The company also sells personal computers, portable computers, Intel servers, peripheral equipment, operating systems, servers, and workstations; provides computer and peripheral equipment maintenance services, lab, and helpdesk services; and sells and markets cloud based solutions. In addition, it offers Sapiens ALIS, an L&P software solution for i ndividual, group, and worksite insurance products; Sapiens Retirement Services for record-keeping management; Sapiens Closed Books, a solution to administer policies and claims relating to closed books of business; and Sapiens TOPAZ to handle L&P activities and regulations. Further, the company provides Sapiens IDIT for general insurance carriers; Sapiens Insight for business demands at the insurer level and regulatory needs at the state level; Sapiens Reinsurance that enables property and casualty/general insurance carriers and brokers to handle reinsurance activities on a single platform; and Sapiens DECISION, a business decision management solution. Additionally, it supplies professionals in the areas of accounting and finance, administrative, customer service, clinical, scientific and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing and operations, human resources, IT technology, LI/MFG, and marketing and sales. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Or Yehuda, Is rael.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, technology shares rose by 0.26 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT), up 9 percent, and Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: FORTY) up 19 percent.

Top 10 Shipping Stocks For 2016: Huntsman Corporation(HUN)

 

Huntsman Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells differentiated organic and inorganic chemical products worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials, Textile Effects, and Pigments and Additives. The Polyurethanes segment offers polyurethane chemicals, including methyl diphenyl diisocyanate, propylene oxide, polyols, propylene glycol, thermoplastic polyurethane, aniline, and methyl tertiary-butyl ether products, which are used to produce rigid and flexible foams, as well as coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers. The Performance Products segment provides amines, carbonates, surfactants, linear alkyl benzene, maleic anhydride, other performance chemicals, ethylene glycol, olefins, and technology licenses. The Advanced Materials segment offers basic liquid and solid epoxy resins; specialty resin compounds; cross-linking, matting, and c uring agents; and epoxy, acrylic, and polyurethane-based formulations. The Textile Effects segment provides textile chemicals, dyes, and inks. The Pigments and Additives segment offers titanium dioxide, functional additives, color pigments, timber treatment, and water treatment chemicals. The companys products are used in various applications, including adhesives, aerospace, automotive, construction products, personal care and hygiene, durable and non-durable consumer products, electronics, medical, packaging, paints and coatings, power generation, refining, synthetic fiber, textile chemicals, and dye industries. Huntsman Corporation was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Huntsman (NYSE: HUN) surged 8.05% to $20.68 in the pre-market session after the company announced its plans to buy Rockwood Holdings’ (NYSE: ROC) Performance Additives and Titanium Dioxide businesses for $1.1 billion in cash.

Top 10 Shipping Stocks For 2016: Brookline Bancorp Inc.(BRKL)

Brookline Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Brookline Bank, Bank Rhode Island, and The First National Bank of Ipswich, which provide commercial and retail banking services, and cash management and investment services to customers in Central New England. The company accepts various deposit products, including non-interest-bearing checking accounts, interest-bearing NOW accounts, savings accounts and money market savings accounts, certificate of deposit accounts, individual retirement accounts, and other qualified plan accounts. Its loan portfolio comprises first mortgage loans secured by commercial, multi-family, and residential real estate properties; auto loans; loans to business entities consisting of commercial lines of credit; and loans to condominium associations, as well as loans for financing equipment used by small businesses. Brookline Bancorp, Inc. also provides financing for construction and development projects, home equity, and other consumer l oans; and loans to finance coin-operated laundry, dry cleaning, and convenience store equipment and businesses. As of January 25, 2012, it operated 43 branches in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The company was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dividends4Life]

    Memberships and Peers: PBCT is a member of the S&P 500 and a member of the Broad Dividend Achievers Index. The company’s peer group includes: Bank of America Corporation (BAC) with a 0.3% yield, Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (BRKL) with a 3.7% yield and Westfield Financial Inc. (WFD) with a 3.5% yield.

Top 10 Shipping Stocks For 2016: Nuance Communications Inc.(NUAN)

Nuance Communications, Inc. provides voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. It offers dictation and transcription solutions and services, which automate the input and management of medical information; and speech recognition solutions for radiology, cardiology, pathology, and related specialties that help healthcare providers dictate, edit, and sign reports without manual transcription. The company also offers mobile and consumer solutions and services comprising an integrated suite of voice control and text-to-speech solutions, desktop and portable computer dictation applications, predictive text technologies, mobile messaging services, and emerging services, such as dictation, Web search, and voicemail-to-text for manufacturers and suppliers of mobile phones, automotive products, personal navigation devices, computers, and other consumer electronics. In addition, it provides customer service business intelligence and authentication solutions for enterprises in the telecommunications, financial services, travel, entertainment, and government sectors to support, understand, and communicate with their customers. Further, the company offers document imaging, print management, and PDF solutions to multifunction printer manufacturers, home offices, small businesses, and enterprise customers; software development toolkits for independent software vendors; and licenses its software to multifunction printer manufacturers. Nuance Communications, Inc. markets and sells its products through direct sales force; its e-commerce Web site; and a network of resellers, including system integrators, independent software vendors, value-added resellers, hardware vendors, telecommunications carriers, and distributors. The company was formerly known as ScanSoft, Inc. and changed its name to Nuance Communications, Inc. in November 2005. Nuance Communications, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $491.14 million.

    Zebra Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $878.67 million.

Top 10 Gas Utility Companies To Invest In Right Now

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

Associated Press

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

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

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jonas Elmerraji]

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

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

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

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

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

 

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chad Tracy]

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

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

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

 

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WilliamBriat]

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

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

 

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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

  • [By Paul R. La Monica]

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

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

  • [By Monica Gerson]

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

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

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

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

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

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

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

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

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