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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG ) has suffered in the public eye and stock market after several food-related illnesses affected consumers. Of these, an E.coli outbreak in 2015 and norovirus outbreak in 2017, caught the eye of customers and had drastic financial consequences.

A 30% loss in sales occurred following the initial outbreak, and the stock has fallen to less than half of its highest valuation since then. The company’s current earnings outlook does not look bright either. With 100% negative agreement among revising analysts, we have seen three adjustments to the company’s full-year EPS estimates within the past 60 days.

Despite all of this, the stock seems to be pushing back today. Chipotle Mexican Grill shares rose $7.84, or 2.4%, since yesterday’s close at $326.60. Why is this the case? The root is managerial transitions.

Following the incidents described above, the company restructured its leadership. In February, Chipotle announced that Steve Ells would step down as the company’s chief executive and be replaced by former Yum! Brands executive Brian Niccol. The stock rose 11% in after-hours trading that day.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Lydall, Inc.(LDL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Seadrill Limited(SDRL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, the energy shares rose 1.34 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Seadrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL), up 46 percent, and Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) up 8 percent.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets have been under pressure once again by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Inflation levels are going through the roof… but the people in charge of managing it have been lying to Americans for years. Now it’s time to get even.Money MorningLiquidity Specialist Lee Adler has the perfect way to make a lot of money when no one is looking.Read it here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    In addition to Trump’s concerns about China and trade, the President also stated that he is unsure whether a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will take place as planned. Multiple media outlets this morning are questioning if the event will take place. The summit is tentatively planned for June 12. Banking stocks were on the move after Congress passed new laws designed to reduce regulations for thousands of financial institutions. The new rules will ensure that smaller banks are not facing the same strict rules as the bigger giants. The financial sector has been lobbying to changes to the Dodd-Frank Act since its inception after the 2008-09 financial crisis. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with members of the European Union on Tuesday. The CEO of the social media giant outraged European Parliament members after reportedly dodging questions about user privacy and the firm’s collection of personal data. During the conversation, EU members questioned whether Facebook is a monopoly and pondered if the firm should be broken up due to antitrust concerns.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TGT, LOW, TIF
    Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) fell nearly 6% after the retail giant fell short of earnings expectations before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.32. This figure missed Wall Street earnings expectations by six cents. The retail giant blamed poor spring weather for its performance and said that its bottom line has been impacted by the costs of upgrading its physical locations. Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW) stock gained

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday morning, the energy shares climbed 1.29 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included SeaDrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL), up 19 percent, and Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC), up 10 percent.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: A V Homes, Inc.(AVHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (ITHUF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Spencer Israel]

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    iAthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (OTC: ITHUF)

    Up 94 percent YTD

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Licensed cannabis production facilities owner and operator iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc (OTC: ITHUF) announced a $50 million investment from Gotham Green Partners. Management believes this is the largest investment to date by a single investor in a publicly traded U.S. cannabis operating company. iAnthus plans to allocate the proceeds of this financing to repay a $20 million one-year note and accrued interest to VCP Bridge LLC; continue to build out cultivation facilities and dispensaries in the New York and Florida markets; and, potentially, to expand activities. The remaining expenditures for completing iAnthus’ Massachusetts and Vermont operations will be funded with current cash on hand, management assured.

  • [By ]

    Much of the focus of cannabis investors has been centered on Canada and California. This makes sense given that they are the two largest recreational (or soon to be) cannabis markets in the world. However, one publicly traded company with US-centric cannabis operations has taken a different approach. iAnthus Capital is listed in Canada on the CSE (OTCQB:ITHUF), but is headquartered in New York and incorporated in Delaware. Unlike other Canadian-listed cannabis companies, most of which are aiming to get in on the highly competitive green-rush in California and Canada, iAnthus has set its sights on becoming the dominant player on the U.S. East Coast.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc.(BCRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Fisher(j)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Joincoin (CURRENCY:J) traded 1.7% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 0:00 AM ET on May 8th. Joincoin has a total market cap of $145,714.00 and $7.00 worth of Joincoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, Joincoin has traded up 28.6% against the U.S. dollar. One Joincoin coin can currently be bought for about $0.0471 or 0.00000521 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: JinkoSolar Holding Company Limited(JKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    One of the best ways to play it is by owning the top Chinese solar stock, Jinko Solar Holding Company Ltd. (NYSE: JKS).

    It’s already the world’s third-largest supplier of photovoltaic cells – an essential component of solar panels. Plus, it’s plugged right into China’s skyrocketing solar industry.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Brady Corporation(BRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.73 billion.
    McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $3.56 per share on revenue of $51.25 billion.
    Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.39 per share on revenue of $8.00 billion.
    Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $2.39 billion.
    Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $291.47 million.
    Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $841.75 million.
    The Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE: TD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $6.86 billion.
    Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.61 per share on revenue of $8.05 billion.
    58.com Inc. (NYSE: WUBA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $372.49 million.
    Luxoft Holding, Inc. (NYSE: LXFT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $228.53 million.
    The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $916.73 million.
    StealthGas Inc. (NASDAQ: GASS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $37.75 million.
    Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: THR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $96.24 million.
    Tuniu Corporation (NASDAQ: TOUR) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.03 per share on revenue of $76.72 million.

     

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Tile Shop Hldgs, Inc.(TTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    On the surface, there doesn’t seem to be much good inTile Shop Holdings Inc’s(NASDAQ:TTS) first-quarter earnings report. Sales fell 1% on a big 6.8% decline in comparable-store sales, earnings per share fell 47%, and expenses increased at double-digit rate. Surprisingly, Tile Shop’s shares traded up as much as 7% and finished the day of its earnings release up 5%.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Tile Shop Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TTS) dropped more than 31% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $5.80. Shares closed at $8.45 on Tuesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.40. Volume was around 6.3 million, about eight times the daily average of about 780,000. The company reported a quarterly loss this morning.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTS) got a boost, shooting up 9 percent to $6.20 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.

    Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIEN) shares were also up, gaining 9 percent to $12.03 following the announcement of FDA approval for PMA supplement.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Xerox Corporation(XRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Pressure from investors may trigger the sale of Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX). According to The Wall Street Journal:

    Xerox Corp.s first- and third-biggest investors, billionaires Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, have formed an alliance and plan to encourage the printer and copier giant to explore a potential sale, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Two corporate raiders have managed to kill a business combination between Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) and an arm of Japanese company Fujifilm. It leaves troubled Xerox with a difficult future, after years of efforts by a string of executives to turn around its business.

  • [By ]

    Prior to agreeing to a blockbuster deal with Fujifilm, Xerox Corp. (XRX) received an inquiry from HP Inc. (HPQ) , according to people familiar with the situation, though no formal bid was ever launched.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Natural Health Trends Corp (NASDAQ: NHTC) fell 7.8 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after rising 1.46 percent on Friday.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) shares fell 6.6 percent to $11.41 in pre-market trading after climbing 4.18 percent on Friday.
    Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) shares fell 6.2 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after tumbling 11.45 percent on Friday.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) fell 6.1 percent to $7.31 in pre-market trading after declining 3.35 percent on Friday.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) fell 5.6 percent to $28.30 in pre-market trading.
    Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) fell 5.3 percent to $6.06 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.73 percent on Friday.
    Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) shares fell 5.2 percent to $28.60 in pre-market trading. Xerox terminated its transaction agreement with Fujifilm and entered into a new agreement with Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason. JP Morgan downgraded Xerox from Overweight to Neutral.
    Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) fell 5.2 percent to $7.02 in pre-market trading. Cellcom is expected to release Q1 results on May 30, 2018.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) fell 4.5 percent to $74 in pre-market trading.
    Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV) shares fell 4 percent to $4.66 in pre-market trading

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    A Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) plan to merge with a Japanese company has died. According to Reuters:

    Xerox Corp has scrapped a planned $6.1 billion deal with Fujifilm Holdings Corp in a settlement with activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason that also hands control of the U.S. photocopier giant to new management.

Top Casino Stocks To Own For 2019

Amaya’s stock has been on a wild roller coaster ride this year, with catalysts ranging from the CEO (David Baazov) being accused of insider trading, to takeover rumors, to failed mergers and now a formal bid by the aforementioned CEO. There have certainly been a lot of hopes and headaches, but I believe there is a strong underlining long case to be made on Amaya. I wrote a blog post about it the day before it released its Q3 earnings, my basic argument was that it is intrinsically undervalued due to market overreaction on merger discussions and there was still the possibility of a buyout by the former CEO at a significant upside. It seemed like a win-win. Well, when the earnings were released, not only were the results impressive but Baazov launched a formal bid at C$24 per share (approximately US$18) or a 30% upside from the previous Friday’s Close. Whether this private takeover succeeds or not, this stock is poised for significant long term growth.

Amaya (NASDAQ:AYA) runs the world’s largest online gaming (casino) empire in the world. It runs many valuable brand names especially in the online poker business (PokerStars and Fulltilt) but is now increasingly moving into sports betting and other online casino games. It is also the fastest growing and most well positioned to take advantage of online gambling legalization as well as the inherent scalability of the internet. This is a company which has seen its revenues increase from below US$200M just a few years ago to over US$1.2 BILLION for the trailing twelve months. Reviewing its results and its future growth prospects, it will be clear that this firm is undervalued.

Top Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Xerox Corporation(XRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) reversed course and said its CEO would stay after a battle thatcost him his job. According to CNBC:

    Xerox Corp said on Thursday its current board and management team, which included Chief Executive Jeff Jacobson, will stay, after a settlement agreement it had reached with dissenting shareholders to oust them expired.

  • [By ]

    Xerox (XRX) late Sunday terminated its merger with Fujifilm at the same time that it reached a deal to add five Icahn-backed directors onto its board and replace its controversial CEO. It marks a major victory for the insurgent investors at the document technology company’s gate.

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) has a similar pattern as Scientific Games. The difference is that this stock may be in play for a potential takeover, either by investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason or private equity firm Apollo Global. As with any M&A story, this stock is entirely at the mercy of the headlines. While the stock would likely pop higher if the board agrees to a takeover, it's equally as likely that the stock would continue to fall if a deal can't be reached. 

  • [By ]

    Prior to agreeing to a blockbuster deal with Fujifilm, Xerox Corp. (XRX) received an inquiry from HP Inc. (HPQ) , according to people familiar with the situation, though no formal bid was ever launched.

Top Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    And Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) is poised to post its most recent quarterly results Friday as well. The consensus forecast is $1.07 in EPS and $21.71 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $52.23 apiece. The consensus price target is $63.20, and the 52-week range is $49.27 to $66.31.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Former Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) CEO Dick Kovacevich called Bitcoin a “pyramid scheme” and said he believes it to be just another scam.

    “It makes no sense. I’m just surprised it isn’t even lower,” he said about Bitcoin during an interview with CNBC.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) has had an eventful couple of years, and not in a good way. The bank’s public perception has been rocked by three major scandals, including the infamous fake-accounts scandal, which has not only resulted in sub-par business performance, but has resulted in a string of penalties, fines, and consumer refunds as well.

Top Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding Ltd(KONE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    While a 209% gain is exciting, FunctionX’s gains are in the past. After looking at the 10 top penny stocks to watch this week, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with serious profit potential ahead of it…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    FunctionX Inc. (OTCMKTS: FNCX) $0.03 209%
    Turtle Beach Corp. (Nasdaq: HEAR) $4.48 52.73%
    DPW Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DPW) $1.16 51.31%
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast Inc. (Nasdaq: EGC) $5.62 49.33%
    MYnd Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYND) $1.91 49.21%
    Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solutions Holding Ltd. (Nasdaq: KONE) $6.43 48.42%
    Rennova Health Inc. (OTCMKTS: RNVA) $0.02 44.30%
    International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. (NYSE: THM) $0.72 41.64%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.13 41.14%
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: BLCM) $8.87 40.53%

    As the gains above suggest, penny stocks can provides tremendous returns for investors very quickly. However, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also inherently risky.

Top Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Albemarle Corporation(ALB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion.
    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $6.00 billion.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $803.36 million.
    Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $751.57 million.
    IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $923.80 million.
    Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $691.75 million.
    Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $7.41 billion.
    ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.84 per share on revenue of $346.28 million.
    TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion.
    Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $401.76 million.
    The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $386.91 million.
    Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ: MTRX) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $285.16 million.
    Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $739.31 million.
    tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $428.25 million.
    Copa Holdings,

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), the world’s top lithium producer, said it expects lithium prices to actually rise by high single digits this year compared to last year’s averages. That will help the specialty chemicals leader deliver a full-year adjusted EBITDA margin of over 40% for its lithium segment, which continues to carry the business.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Morgan Stanley analysts had issued a report predicting that the cost of the lithium could fall 45% by 2021 and they also downgraded key lithium producers Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) and Chiles Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE: SQM) to “underweight” from “equal weight.

Xerox (XRX) Lowered to “Neutral” at JPMorgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase cut shares of Xerox (NYSE:XRX) from an overweight rating to a neutral rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning, MarketBeat reports. The firm currently has $40.00 target price on the information technology services provider’s stock.

Several other equities analysts have also commented on XRX. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Xerox from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $32.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, May 7th. Cross Research lowered shares of Xerox from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Monday. ValuEngine lowered shares of Xerox from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Standpoint Research reiterated a hold rating on shares of Xerox in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Loop Capital reiterated a buy rating on shares of Xerox in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $35.56.

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XRX stock opened at $28.87 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $7.68 billion, a P/E ratio of 8.30 and a beta of 1.18. Xerox has a fifty-two week low of $27.13 and a fifty-two week high of $29.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a quick ratio of 1.39 and a current ratio of 1.71.

Xerox (NYSE:XRX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The information technology services provider reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.73 by ($0.05). The company had revenue of $2.44 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.39 billion. Xerox had a net margin of 1.74% and a return on equity of 17.08%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down .8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.15 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Xerox will post 3.49 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 30th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 30th were given a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.46%. Xerox’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 28.74%.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in XRX. Rampart Investment Management Company LLC grew its position in shares of Xerox by 105.3% during the first quarter. Rampart Investment Management Company LLC now owns 6,095 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock worth $175,000 after acquiring an additional 3,126 shares during the last quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Xerox during the first quarter worth $200,000. D.A. Davidson & CO. acquired a new stake in shares of Xerox during the fourth quarter worth $202,000. Advisor Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Xerox during the fourth quarter worth $204,000. Finally, Conning Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Xerox during the fourth quarter worth $215,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.41% of the company’s stock.

Xerox Company Profile

Xerox Corporation designs, develops, and sells document management systems and solutions worldwide. It offers managed document services, including managed print services and multi-channel communication services, as well as a range of digital solutions, such as workflow automation services, content management, and digitization services.

Analyst Recommendations for Xerox (NYSE:XRX)

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The biotech sector saw a modest uptick this week amid a slew of biotech earnings news flow and a deal announced in the space: Link

Retailers have shown greater capital discipline in the hopes of re-invigorating their businesses, but investors must take a cautious stance on the sector, according to Morgan Stanley: Link

President Donald Trump said he was working with Chinese President Xi Jinping to keep ZTE Corp. in business, throwing an extraordinary lifeline to the Chinese telecommunication giant that has been laid low by U.S. moves to cut off its suppliers: Link $

Xerox Corp (NYSE: XRX) said it will back out of its merger deal with Fujifilm Holdings Corp. as it reached a new settlement with two of its biggest shareholders, the latest twist in a months long tug of war over the future of the iconic American company: Link $

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that Washington would agree to lift sanctions on North Korea if the country agrees to completely dismantle its nuclear weapons program, a move that would create economic prosperity that “will rival” that of South Korea: Link

HSBC Holdings Plc said on Monday it has performed the world’s first trade finance transaction using a single blockchain platform in a push to boost efficiency in the multi-trillion-dollar funding of international trade: Link

Elon Musk has said the “short burn of the century” is coming soon to investors betting against Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA). He’s rapidly losing top deputies to help him deliver on that prediction: Link $

Steve Eisman, the Neuberger Berman Group money manager who famously predicted the collapse of subprime mortgages before the 2008 financial crisis, recommended shorting Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE: DB) shares: Link $

Merrill Lynch loaded the dice in Las Vegas — and cheated a local female high roller out of at least $1 million in commissions, according to a gender discrimination lawsuit filed recently: Link

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Top Stocks To Buy For 2018

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Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum And Ripple are lumped together into the same category by some investors&a;mdash;the cryptocurrency assets that are ready to collapse.

That&a;rsquo;s according to Linda Butcher Co founder of Rewards blockchain LTD., who sees better days returning in the cryptocurrency markets.

There have been better days and worse days for major cryptocurrencies. The better days were back in November and December, when the major cryptocurrencies raced to new highs in a bullish rotation pattern. The worse days have been the last seven days, as they all have raced towards old lows in a bearish pattern. Bitcoin is down 19.26%, Ethereum is down 25.90%, Ripple is down 21.28% and Litecoin 26.65%–see table 1.

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Top Stocks To Buy For 2018: Xerox Corporation(XRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    A New York Judge late Friday issued an order temporarily blocking Xerox Corp.’s (XRX) plan to merge with Fujifilm. At the same time, the judge gave the document technology company’s third-largest shareholder permission to move ahead with a change-of-control proxy contest to take over Xerox’s board.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Pressure from investors may trigger the sale of Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX). According to The Wall Street Journal:

    Xerox Corp.s first- and third-biggest investors, billionaires Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, have formed an alliance and plan to encourage the printer and copier giant to explore a potential sale, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • [By ]

    Prior to agreeing to a blockbuster deal with Fujifilm, Xerox Corp. (XRX) received an inquiry from HP Inc. (HPQ) , according to people familiar with the situation, though no formal bid was ever launched.

Top Stocks To Buy For 2018: Sonic Automotive Inc.(SAH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Armour Residential REIT Inc. (NYSE: ARR), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), PJT Partners Inc. (NYSE; PJT), Sonic Automotive Inc. (NYSE: SAH)and Tandy Leather Factory Inc. (NASDAQ: TLF).

Top Stocks To Buy For 2018: Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited(CCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Wednesday,our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested going long on small cap China basedhealthcare equipment and management services stock Concord Medical Services Holdings Ltd (NYSE: CCM):

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares shot up 52 percent to $7.235 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares gained 24.2 percent to $21.80 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 22 percent to $2.625 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) jumped 21.3 percent to $411.871 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 17 percent to $3.10 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) rose 15.9 percent to $18.34 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) gained 15.6 percent to $12.20 following Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) surged 14.4 percent to $260.3901 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) gained 13.8 percent to $3.70.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 13.5 percent to $29.815 after reporting strong Q1 results.
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 13.5 percent to $38.30 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 13.1 percent to $10.985 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) shares gained 11.8 percent to $63.59 following Q1 results. California Water Service Group made an offer for SJW.
    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) climbed 9.8 percent to $278.40 following Q1 results.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS)

Top Stocks To Buy For 2018: Alphabet Inc.(GOOGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By The Ticker Tape]

    Last week ended with a string of results from some of the biggest companies in the tech sector. Positive results continued with earnings beats from Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL), and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT). AMZN and GOOG also beat revenue estimates, but MSFT came up shy of Wall Street’s top-line estimates. Tech earnings continue this week with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) reporting fiscal Q2 results after market close tomorrow. 

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    This week is packed full of earnings releases. A lot of eyes will be on Thursday when tech giants Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) report after the market closes. The European Central Bank is also meeting that same day, potentially adding some more volatility to the mix. Next week, tech giant Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) will open the books after market close on Thursday, Nov. 2. If you have time, make sure to check out today’s market update to see what else is happening.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Next week brings results from many of the largest companies in the tech sector:

    Google-parent Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) reports after the close Monday, Apr. 23
    Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) reports before market open Wednesday, Apr. 25 and Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reports after the close the same day
    Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) report after the close Thursday, Apr. 26

    In addition to the tech-heavy week, some of the other companies on the docket are Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), General Motors Company (NYSE: GM), Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT), Boeing Co (NYSE: BA), Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM). If you have time, make sure to check out today’s market update for a look at what else is going on.

  • [By ]

    Can you blame the market for placing its chips on the streaming content giant? Look at the easy base case on why an investor should like the stock:

    No talk of government regulation as is the case with other FAANG names Facebook (FB) and Action Alerts PLUS holding Amazon (AMZN) .  A permanent expectation that a company such as Apple (AAPL)  or Disney (DIS) will eventually acquire Netflix.  Growth hasn’t sharply slowed as are the situations at Apple and Alphabet (GOOGL) .  While Netflix has its competitors (Hulu, Amazon etc.), there is no one stepping up to compete with the company’s owned content efforts.  People continue to cut-the-cord, playing right into the Netflix business model. 

    To be sure, there are likely hundreds of other reasons for the relative out-performance of the stock. For instance, Goldman Sachs (GS) analyst Heath Terry thinks Netflix’s financial results stand to get even stronger amid stepped up market efforts. 

Top Stocks To Buy For 2018: Sandstorm Gold Ltd(SAND )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Sandstorm Gold (NYSEMKT:SAND) has outperformed the precious metal itself over the past year, with shares rising 35% year to date. Last month it reported third-quarter profits of $7 million, a big U-turn from 2015, when it suffered losses of $5.5 million. In fact, its entire operation was doing better with greater production: lower cash costs, but higher cash margins; and greater operating cash flows, all of which allowed it to pay down its revolving credit facility. That means it has no bank debt and its entire $110 million revolving credit facility is available to make acquisitions.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019

Since 2014 Hershey (NYSE:HSY) has been struggling a lot with its foreign operations. This has been due to the facts that the general business environment has been rather weak in foreign countries where Hershey is operating, that a strong dollar has hurt the sales and especially that the Chinese market has proved to be much more difficult than expected.

One other thing that I am even more worried about is the way the current management at Hershey is using adjusted earnings in its earnings releases. I do not know about the rest of the investors, but at least for me, when management is constantly talking about adjusted earnings instead of actual earnings, it is a warning sign. I can fully understand one-time business costs, such as transactions costs related to a major acquisition. In that type of a situation it is perfectly fine to use adjusted earnings because they give more visibility about the true earnings power of a company. However, when a company starts to constantly categorize regular annual costs as one-time costs, like Hershey is doing with business realignment costs, you should be very worried. In the case of Hershey, I would consider the business realignment costs as regular costs as they have been there for several years. This is a bit like when Warren Buffett is recommending that investors walk away if management is constantly referring to EBIT figures.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: L'Or茅al S.A. (LRLCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Besides these American and Swiss titans, Unilever also faces global competition from French cosmetics giant L’Oreal (OTCPK:LRLCY) (OTCPK:LRLCF), from Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) and from Reckitt Benckiser , in the home and personal care spaces, as well as from Danone (OTCQX:DANOY), Mondelez (NASDAQ:MDLZ) and from KraftHeinz (NASDAQ:KHC) in the Big Food arena.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Absent any debt repayment via cash flow YTD in 2017, Valeant has long term Debt of approx. $28.65B after the closing of the skincare assets to L’Oreal (OTCPK:LRLCY), and slightly under $28 Billion when the Dendreon sale to Sanpower closes and they use those proceeds to pay down debt.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    GLP’s customers include Walmart (WMT) , Unilever (UL) , JD.com (JD) , Adidas (ADDYY) , Estee Lauder (EL) and L’Oreal (LRLCY) .

    The S$3.38 offer price represents 81% premium over its 12-month volume weighted average price and a 25% premium over its last full trading day before the announcement.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Valeant’s other sale of CeraVe and several other skin care assets to L’Oreal (OTCPK:LRLCY) for $1.3B is even more spectacular. It is almost eight times the $150M Valeant spent to buy these assets between 2008 and 2012 according to this source. “Lost value” indeed. The sales price is ~20x EBITDA, showing that Valeant has received a very good price for these assets. For comparison, the beauty company Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL) trades at EV of 15x EBITDA according to Yahoo Finance.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Xerox Corporation(XRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) which rose 3.8% to $30.56. The stocks 52-week range is $22.90 to $30.76. Volume was 3.8 million compared to its average volume of 2.3 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) dropped about 23% on Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $6.46 after closing at $8.73 on Friday. The dip was the result of the company’s completed separation into two firms this morning. After the early drop shares had gained around 17% by late afternoon, probably on the strength of a cash payment of $1.8 billion.

  • [By ]

    Prior to agreeing to a blockbuster deal with Fujifilm, Xerox Corp. (XRX) received an inquiry from HP Inc. (HPQ) , according to people familiar with the situation, though no formal bid was ever launched.

  • [By ]

    A New York Judge late Friday issued an order temporarily blocking Xerox Corp.’s (XRX) plan to merge with Fujifilm. At the same time, the judge gave the document technology company’s third-largest shareholder permission to move ahead with a change-of-control proxy contest to take over Xerox’s board.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Prothena Corporation plc(PRTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) shares dropped 69 percent to $11.43 after a disappointing update relating to the company's treatment for AL amyloidosis. Prothena, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that focuses on therapies in the neuroscience and orphan categories, said a Phase 2b study of its therapy called NEOD001 failed to achieve its primary or secondary endpoints. Prothena's Phase 2b study explored its NEOD001 therapy versus a placebo in previously-treated patients with AL amyloidosis and persistent cardiac dysfunction. Unfortunately, there were no statistically significant difference between the two treatment groups.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) shares dropped 68 percent to $11.79 after a disappointing update relating to the company's treatment for AL amyloidosis. Prothena, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that focuses on therapies in the neuroscience and orphan categories, said a Phase 2b study of its therapy called NEOD001 failed to achieve its primary or secondary endpoints. Prothena's Phase 2b study explored its NEOD001 therapy versus a placebo in previously-treated patients with AL amyloidosis and persistent cardiac dysfunction. Unfortunately, there were no statistically significant difference between the two treatment groups.

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Apollo Global Management, LLC(APO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Netflix at all time highswhile potential performance peer or competitor Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) has continueda more steadyrise and small cap Outerwall Inc (NASDAQ: OUTR), which owned the Redbox business,was swallowed up Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) late last year:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Netflix close to all time highsgoing into earnings while potential performance peer or competitor Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) has continueda more steadyrise and small cap Outerwall Inc (NASDAQ: OUTR), which owned the Redbox business,got swallowed up Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) late last year:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q1 2017 earnings report for small cap for-profit education stock Apollo Education Group Inc (NASDAQ: APOL) is scheduled for after the market closes on Monday (January 9th). Last February, Apollo Education Groupannounced a definitive agreement to be acquired by a consortium of investors including The Vistria Group, LLC, funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO), and Najafi Companies for $9.50 per share in cash for both Class A and B shares. However, the for-profit education sector along with certain aspects of the Apollo deal have been targeted by the Obama administration and it remains to be seen how the Trump administration will treat the sector and the deal.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Private equity giant Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO) had a huge hedge fund buying shares last week. Tiger Global Management picked up361,800 shares at prices that ranged from $23.65 to $24.57 apiece. The total for the purchase was reported at $9 million. The stock closed onFriday at $25.30. The 52-week range is $14.25 to $25.80, and the consensus price target is $25.81.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Reuters reported last week that the company is considering selling its 2,500 service stations in Italy for a tidy 500 million (about $538 million). The rumored buyer is private equity giant Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO), also rumored to be interested in buying 2,600 Italian service stations from a joint venture between Italy’s Eni SpA (NYSE: E) and Total SA (NYSE: TOT).

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped (REM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Donald van Deventer]

    The latest implied forward rate forecast from Kamakura Corporation shows projected 10-year U.S. Treasury yields differing -0.07% to 0.03% from last week while fixed rate mortgage yields varied by -0.01% to 0.08%. Mortgage yields, determined by the Monday through Wednesday weekly survey of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, lag Treasury movements simply because of the 3-day yield calculation used in the Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield is projected to rise from 2.92% at Thursday’s close (down 0.06% from last week) to 3.374% (down 0.06% from last week) in one year. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield in ten years is forecast to reach 4.639%, 1 basis point lower than last week. The 15-year fixed rate mortgage rate is forecast to rise from the effective yield of 3.69% on Thursday (down 0.001% from last week) to 4.222% (down 0.006% from last week) in one year and 6.29% in 10 years, up 0.038% from last week. We explain the background for these calculations in the rest of this note, along with some mortgage servicing rights metrics. The forecast allows investors in exchange traded U.S. Treasury funds (TLT) (TBT), total return bond funds (BOND), municipal bonds (NUV) and exchange traded mortgage funds (REM) to assess likely total returns over the next 120 months. Treasury-related exchange traded funds affected by the forward rates include:

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: NextEra Energy Partners, LP(NEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Don’t look now, but the demise of the solar yieldco industry may have been overstated. In the past six months, NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP), NRG Yield (NYSE:NYLD), and Pattern Energy Group (NASDAQ:PEGI) have all outperformed the market, and even the maligned 8point3 Energy Partners (NASDAQ:CAFD) has come close.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Company Name

    Share PriceYTDMarket CapClayton Williams Energy Inc. (NYSE: CWEI)$138.8216.4%2.4BDiamondback Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: FANG)$106.365.42%$9.38BWestern Gas Partners LP (NYSE: WES)$65.6411.71%$9.67BTesoro Logistics LP (NYSE: TLLP)$59.3416.79%$6.25BResolute Energy Corp. (NYSE: REN)$46.0811.87%$931.13MAntero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: AM)$34.9813.28%$6.4BExterran Corp. (NYSE: EXTN)$33.9942.22%$1.19BDominion Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: DM)$32.9011.34%$2.6BNextEra Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NEP)$31.1922.12%$1.68BArchrock Inc. (NYSE: AROC)$16.0021.21%$1.12B

    While some of these stocks have performed well, we arent recommending this list of natural gas stocks. Thats because we arent interested in stocks that have already peaked at Money Morning; were interested in the next big winner. And we have one that could surge in 2017

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Leading the charge are two yieldcos — NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP) and 8point3 Energy Partners (NASDAQ:CAFD) — and utility company AES Corporation (NYSE:AES). Here’s a look at why they’re good dividend stocks to own today.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the utilities sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from TransAlta Corporation (NYSE: TAC) and NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP).

Top Machinery Stocks To Own For 2016

Remember the mass layoffs of 2008-2009? The US economy shed millions of jobs quickly and relentlessly, as companies died and the rest fought for survival.

Then the Fed and the US government flooded the banks and the corporate sector with bailouts and handouts. With those giga-tons of liquidity sloshing around, as well as taking on massive amounts of new cheap debt, companies were able to finance their working capital needs, hire workers back, and even buy-back their shares en mass to make themselves look deceptively profitable. The nightmare of 2008 soon became a golden era of ‘recovery’.

Well, 2016 is showing us that that era is over. And as stock prices cease to rise, and in fact fall within many industries, layoffs are beginning to make a return as companies jettison costs in attempt to reduce losses.

Top Machinery Stocks To Own For 2016: Xerox Corporation(XRX)

 

Xerox Corporation provides business process and document management solutions worldwide. Its Services segment offers business process outsourcing services, such as customer care, transaction processing, finance and accounting, human resources, communication and marketing, and consulting and analytics services, as well as services in the areas of healthcare, transportation, financial services, retail, and telecommunications areas. This segment also provides document outsourcing services comprising managed print services, including workflow automation and centralized print services. The companys Document Technology segment offers desktop monochrome and color printers, multifunction printers, copiers, digital printing presses, and light production devices; and production printing and publishing systems for the graphic communications marketplace and large enterprises. Its Other segment sells paper, wide-format systems, global im aging systems network integration solutions, and electronic presentation systems. The company sells its products and services directly to its customers; and through its sales force, as well as through a network of independent agents, dealers, value-added resellers, systems integrators, and the Web. Xerox Corporation was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Lee offers 22 stocks that could benefit from the correlation trade: Western Digital (WDC), Xerox (XRX), First Solar, Ford Motor, Best Buy (BBY), PulteGroup (PHM), AutoNation (AN), Textron (TXT), Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC), Mosaic, BB&T (BBT), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB),Loews (L), Regions Financial (RF), KeyCorp (KEY), Comerica (CMA), Leucadia National (LUK), Zions Bancorp (ZION), Valero Energy (VLO), Marathon Oil, Cardinal Health (CAH), and Pepco Holdings (POM).

Top Machinery Stocks To Own For 2016: Madison Square Garden Inc.(MSG)

The Madison Square Garden Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the sports, entertainment, and media businesses primarily in the United States. The company operates in three segments: MSG Media, MSG Entertainment, and MSG Sports. The MSG Media segment produces and develops content for various distribution platforms, including content originating from the company?s venues. It consists of the MSG Networks and the Fuse Networks, which offer sports and musical content. This segment also manages interactive businesses that comprise a range of targeted websites; and wireless, video on demand, and digital platforms. The MSG Entertainment segment creates, produces, and/or presents various live productions, as well as presents or hosts other live entertainment events, such as concerts, family shows, special events, and theatrical productions. The MSG Sports segment owns and operates sports franchises. This segment also owns other sports properties, including the pre sentation of a range of live sporting events, such as professional boxing, college basketball, track and field, and tennis. The company owns the Madison Square Garden complex in New York City, which includes an arena and a theater; and The Chicago Theatre in Chicago. It leases Radio City Music Hall and the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The company is based in New York, New York. As of February 09, 2010, Madison Square Garden, Inc. operates independently of Cablevision Systems Corporation.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

    Meanwhile, Mark Boyar, of The Boyar Value Fund, recommends another household name: Madison Square Garden (MSG). He thinks the Dolan family could take the company private.

Best Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now: Sohu.com Inc.(SOHU)

 

Sohu.com Inc. provides online media, search, and game services on personal computers (PCs), mobile devices, and tablets in the Peoples Republic of China. It operates brand advertising business that offers advertisements on its Websites to companies; sohu.com, which provides online news and information; m.sohu.com mobile portal and Sohu News APP, a mobile phone application; tv.sohu.com, which offers online video service; and focus.cn that provides online real estate information. The companys search and search-related business provides Sogou Input Method software to input Chinese characters on PCs and mobile devices; Sogou browser; Sogou Web Directory, a Web directory navigation site for PCs; Sogou Search, a proprietary search engine; and Sogou Browser for PCs and mobile devices, as well as offers pay-for-click services and online marketing services for advertisers. In addition, its online game business offers interactive on line games, mobile games, and Web games for game players. Further, the companys platform channel business owns and operates various Web properties and software applications, including 17173.com, an information portal for game players; RaidCall, which provides online music and entertainment services; and the Dolphin Browser, a gateway to a host of user activities on mobile devices. Additionally, it provides mobile-related services and mobile products; Internet value-added services; and cinema advertising services. The company was formerly known as Internet Technologies China Incorporated and changed its name to Sohu.com Inc. in September 1999. Sohu.com Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Beijing, the Peoples Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sohu.com (NASDAQ: SOHU) shares rose 2.77% to touch a new 52-week high of $71.54. Analysts at Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock from neutral to conviction buy.

  • [By Matthew Smith]

    Shares in Sohu.com (SOHU) continued their rapid rise, hitting yet another fresh 52-week high during the session, as the company announced the special dividend from Sohou yesterday (press release located here). Sohu.com will receive nearly $161.2 million in the transaction which is part of the overall $400 million deal with Tencent (TCEHY.PK) which was announced not too long ago. These are exciting times in the internet space as we move from computers to mobile devices, but China’s internet landscape looks like the ‘Wild West’ right now and we expect to see further deals as companies jockey for position in their respective niches and consolidation begins as the larger players look to step up growth and gain exposure to new business segments.

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Sohu.com (SOHU) is a Chinese online media, search, gaming, community and mobile service group. This stock closed up 7.5% to $69.61 in Monday’s trading session.

    Monday’s Volume: 4.90 million

    Three-Month Average Volume: 1.01 million

    Volume % Change: 351%

    From a technical perspective, SOHU ripped sharply higher here with heavy upside volume. This move pushed shares of SOHU into breakout territory, since the stock took out some near-term overhead resistance at $67.80. Shares of SOHU are now quickly moving within range of triggering another breakout trade. That trade will hit if SOHU manages to take out Monday’s high of $69.71 to its 52-week high at $70.63 with high volume.

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in SOHU as long as it’s trending above Monday’s low of $66.95 or above that first breakout level of $67.80 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 1.01 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then SOHU will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $75 to $80.

  • [By Belinda Cao]

    Sohu.com Inc. (SOHU), which sold a stake in its search unit to Tencent Holdings Ltd. (700), advanced 11 percent for the week to $72.06. It retreated 5.9 percent Sept. 20. Tencent, Chinas biggest Internet company by market value, paid $448 million for a 36.5 percent stake in Sohus Sogou unit last week and merge its own search service with Sogou.