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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Introduction

Collection House (OTC:CLHSF, ASX:CLH) is a small-cap $133 million revenue Australian stock with little coverage. It is trading cheap at a valuation of 6x EV/EBITDA, with excellent cash flow conversion. The stock has also posted solid and consistent growth, with a fully franked (tax-free) dividend of just under 6%.

Its closest Australian comparable, Credit Corp. Group, is trading at a 15x P/E, about 60% higher than CLHSF.

This is precisely what we look for in a company:

Consistent growth Defensive earnings Excellent free cash flow generation, at 12% of market cap A realistic chance of substantial multiple appreciation

The business

Collection House is in the business of purchasing bad debts and collecting them. The company also lends against receivables, allowing businesses owed debt by a bust supplier to recover at least some of their losses. In addition, it offers legal advice to those in financial distress, financial education and advice for individuals requiring debt restructuring. Collection House employs about 850 people across Australia and is predominantly B2B, but has recently forayed into consumer finance with its ThinkMe Finance product. ThinkMe is a finance brokerage for those who are self-employed or credit-impaired and otherwise locked out of reasonable finance opportunities.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NorthStar Realty Europe Corp.(NRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America increased its holdings in NorthStar Realty Europe (NYSE:NRE) by 15.7% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 71,499 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,699 shares during the period. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America owned approximately 0.13% of NorthStar Realty Europe worth $931,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northstar Realty Europe Corp (NYSE:NRE) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $16.83.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NorthStar Realty Europe (NYSE:NRE) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has given a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $17.17.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: EQT GP Holdings, LP(EQGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    EQT Holdings Management Company, LLC (NYSE:EQGP) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have assigned a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $29.83.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Olympic Steel Inc.(ZEUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Olympic Steel (NASDAQ:ZEUS) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Olympic Steel earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 47.5465348320487 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Olympic Steel, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZEUS) – Jefferies Financial Group boosted their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Olympic Steel in a report released on Tuesday, July 10th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst S. Rosenfeld now anticipates that the basic materials company will earn $1.01 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.90. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Olympic Steel’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.50 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.09 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.29 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.37 EPS.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: First Financial Bancorp.(FFBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Financial Bank (NASDAQ:FFBC) Chairman Claude E. Davis sold 19,379 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.19, for a total transaction of $623,810.01. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Financial Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.5407494849709 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Thursday morning.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Oaktree Capital Group, LLC(OAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington, Jeremy Bowman, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Asset management companies like Oaktree Capital Group (NYSE:OAK) have to deal with market volatility in two very different ways. On one hand, they have to produce the exceptional returns that keep them ahead of their peers even when conditions make it difficult. Yet even when they are able to outperform, asset managers also have to address the fears of their clients, many of whom start to flee in down markets even when their funds are holding up quite well.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE: SHLX) and Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Many of the best dividend growth stocks give their investors a raise each year. However, some companies take that to another level by handing their investors more money every single quarter. Three companies with a history of putting more money into their investors’ pockets every three months are Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX), Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES), and Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Solar Senior Capital Ltd.(SUNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Solar Senior Capital Ltd (NASDAQ:SUNS) announced a monthly dividend on Thursday, June 7th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Thursday, June 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.1175 per share by the asset manager on Tuesday, July 3rd. This represents a $1.41 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.46%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 20th. This is a boost from Solar Senior Capital’s previous monthly dividend of $0.12.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hercules Technology Growth Capital (NYSE: HTGC) and Solar Senior Capital (NASDAQ:SUNS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SurModics Inc.(SRDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Lombard Medical Technologies (OTCMKTS: EVARF) and SurModics (NASDAQ:SRDX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of SurModics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRDX) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $47.30 and last traded at $47.20, with a volume of 902 shares. The stock had previously closed at $46.50.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: LM Ericsson Telephone Company(ERIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Companies at the top of the backbone buildout food chain included Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO), the scandalous and now-defunct Worldcom, Nokia (NYSE: NOK), Ericsson (Nasdaq: ERIC), and old-tech-turned-new-tech Corning (NYSE: GLW). I’ve owned, traded, and written about Corning in the past. It’s time to have another look.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares were also up, gaining 18 percent to $7.86 after reporting strong Q1 results.

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  • [By David Zeiler]

    A study last year by Swedish networking equipment maker Ericsson (Nasdaq ADR: ERIC) estimated that new 5G-based opportunities could generate as much as $1.3 trillion in additional annual revenue by 2026 just for the carriers.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc.(PTEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Thrivent Financial for Lutherans increased its stake in Patterson-UTI (NASDAQ:PTEN) by 31.8% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 3,073,057 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 741,573 shares during the quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans’ holdings in Patterson-UTI were worth $53,810,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company remains a top oil services pick across Wall Street.Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEN) is the second largest land driller in North America and a large pressure pumping provider. Its operations are particularly focused in the Marcellus and in Texas.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Pacific Advisors LLC decreased its holdings in Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTEN) by 15.9% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,451,909 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 273,567 shares during the quarter. First Pacific Advisors LLC owned 0.65% of Patterson-UTI Energy worth $25,423,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Elaine Wynn previously said she wanted the ability to sell her shares so she could focus on philanthropy. Her spokeswoman declined to comment Friday.

Best Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Allegiance Bancshares, Inc.(ABTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Allegiance Bancshares (NASDAQ:ABTX)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $42.80 and last traded at $41.40, with a volume of 51295 shares. The stock had previously closed at $40.75.

Best Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: New York REIT, Inc.(NYRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    New York REIT Inc. (NYSE: NYRT) dropped about 11.8% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $8.55 after closing at $9.69 on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $10.15. Volume was nearly 20 times the daily average of around 1.9 million shares. The company, which is in the process of liquidating its assets in New York City, announced quarterly results Wednesday afternoon, including a liquidation value of the portfolio of $9.25 per share.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    New York REIT Inc. (NYSE: NYRT) dropped about 2.9% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $8.01after closing Tuesday at $8.25. The 52-week high is $10.15. Volume of around 4.7 million shares traded was more than triple the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    New York REIT Inc. (NYSE: NYRT) dropped about 2% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $4.95 after closing at $5.05 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $10.15. Volume was around 4 million, about 40% above the daily average of around 2.9million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    New York REIT Inc. (NYSE: NYRT) also matched a 52-week low of $3.90 Monday. The stock’s 52-week high is $10.15. Volume of about 1.7 million was about 20% below the daily average. The company had no specific news. The stock is set to close up about 0.3% today.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
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    Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: PTN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $28.00 million.
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    Asure Software Inc (NASDAQ: ASUR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $15.26 million.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $7.90 million.
    Viewray Inc (NASDAQ: VRAY) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $18.58 million.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) got a boost, shooting up 41 percent to $2.33 after the company reported a strategic investment from Warburg Pincus Funds.

Best Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Delcath Systems Inc.(DCTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Delcath Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: DCTH) dropped nearly 44% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.46 after closing Thursday at $0.82. The 52-week high is $8.80. Volume of around 4.5 million was more than 20 times the daily average of around 280,000 shares traded. The company had no specific news.

Best Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Olympic Steel Inc.(ZEUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Basic materials sector was the top gainer in the US market on Monday. Top gainers in the sector included Haynes International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAYN), Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE: CLF), and Olympic Steel, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZEUS).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Olympic Steel, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZEUS) got a boost, shooting up 17 percent to $22.55. Olympic Steel reported a Q1 net income of $7.7 million, after posting a loss in the year-ago period.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the basic materials shares climbed by 1.09 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Olympic Steel, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZEUS), up 7 percent, and Aluminum Corp. of China Limited (ADR) (NYSE: ACH), up 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Basic materials shares gained around 1.89 percent in trading on Tuesday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Olympic Steel, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZEUS), and Mechel PAO (ADR) (NYSE: MTL).

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Hot Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: Salesforce.com Inc(CRM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    The biggest positives for Microsoft Corporation in 2016 would be its triple digit (113% Azure revenue growth) cloud revenue growth and it overtaking salesforce (NYSE:CRM) to become the overall enterprise SaaS market leader. Also, Office 365 increased its customer base to 23.1 M and Dynamics CRM online seat additions, enterprise mobility customers nearly doubled year over year. Surface series revenues growing by 9% ($3.81 B in profit) in the latest quarter can also be counted as apositive. Microsoft’s commercial cloud has also touched an impressive annualized run rate of $12.1 B.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Oracle Corporation and SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) giving a similar performance while Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Salesforce.com, inc (NYSE: CRM) have performed even better and International Business Machines Corp (NYSE: IBM) has underperformed:

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    For example, 100 million Prime members? That’s sick and something that should at least cause a bit of trepidation in the winning hallways of Netflix (NFLX) . Working on secret projects for Amazon Web Services to catch up to leaders such as Microsoft (MSFT) and Salesforce (CRM) ? That’s worrisome for each of those companies looking out over the next 10 years. Nearing the roll-out of Amazon Prime benefits into Whole Foods stores? Look out Kroger (KR) , Walmart (WMT) , Target (TGT) and others.

  • [By ]

    Off the IBM letdown, cloud names like Salesforce (CRM) and Adobe (ADBE) look to be the wise bets.

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  • [By Craig Jones]

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  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

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Hot Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: Olympic Steel Inc.(ZEUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Basic materials shares gained around 1.89 percent in trading on Tuesday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Olympic Steel, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZEUS), and Mechel PAO (ADR) (NYSE: MTL).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the basic materials shares climbed by 1.09 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Olympic Steel, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZEUS), up 7 percent, and Aluminum Corp. of China Limited (ADR) (NYSE: ACH), up 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Basic materials sector was the top gainer in the US market on Monday. Top gainers in the sector included Haynes International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAYN), Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE: CLF), and Olympic Steel, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZEUS).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Olympic Steel, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZEUS) got a boost, shooting up 17 percent to $22.55. Olympic Steel reported a Q1 net income of $7.7 million, after posting a loss in the year-ago period.

Hot Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: Exelon Corporation(EXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    That brings us to General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE). The 125-year-old American mainstay signed a deal with Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) last fall for the energy utility to use its own predictive analytics software, fittingly dubbed “Predix.”

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Utilities shares climbed by 0.64 percent in trading on Friday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), and FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE).

  • [By Monica Gerson]

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  • [By Horizon Investments]

    For the past year, Exelon Corp. (EXC) has had a roller coaster ride, with the stock having plummeted 15% since September 2012 – the company had announced a dividend cut of 41%, which led to a drop in the share price. Separately, the recent weak PJM auction prices did not bode well for the company. However, I believe the worst is priced in the stock price, and the company’s management is committed to improving its financial flexibility and cost structure in order to strengthen its financial performance. Also, the company is planning to incur capital expenditure (CAPEX) in the upcoming years, which will result in rate base growth for Exelon.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Analysts are expecting Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) to have earned $0.68 per share on revenue of $7.52 billion in the latest quarter. Exelon shares rose 0.34 percent to close at $35.38 on Thursday.

Hot Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: Best Buy Co., Inc.(BBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    FIGURE 1: OUTPERFORMING RETAIL. Best Buy (BBY) shares have risen 44.69% year-to-date, significantly outperforming the S&P 500’s (SPX) 8.2% increase and the S&P Retail Select Sector Index’s (SPSIRE) 11.46% decline over the same time period. BBY is charted above compared to the SPSIRE (purple line). Chart source: thinkorswim® by TD Ameritrade.  Data source: Standard & Poor’s. Not a recommendation. For illustrative purposes only. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    Moving on to analyst estimates, the average consensus estimates for Walmart’s fiscal third-quarter earnings are a non-GAAP EPS of 97 cents per share on revenue of $121 billion. The earnings estimates are lower than the last year same quarter EPS by 1 cent while the revenue estimate suggests a minor 2.4% YoY growth. The company had guided for EPS to come in the range of 90 cents to 98 cents per share. The earnings history of Walmart stock suggests an earnings beat is on the cards as the company has beaten earnings estimates in all of the last 8 quarters. Though the retail giant does not have a great record when it comes to beating revenue estimates, having beaten revenue estimates in only four of the last eight quarters. The earnings whisper number, called the Wall Street’s unofficial number, of 99 cents per share also suggests an earnings beat. However, Walmart needs more than an earnings beat for a post-earnings pop as we have seen Target (NYSE:TGT) stock crashed yesterday even after reporting strong estimates beating Q3 numbers. The reason for the crash being below parguidance coupled with Jeff Bezos led Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) cutting Whole Foods prices further for its prime members. With retailers getting into holiday season slugfest, the Q4 quarter guidance is very crucial for WMT stock. The world’s largest offline retailer’s eCommerce sales growth is also likely to be closely watched in the earnings release today.

    Can earnings drive Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY) stock higher?

    [Update:Best Buyunlike the other retail earnings today posted lackluster earnings reporting an EPS which was just in-line and a miss on both the top line numbers in itsQ3 earnings release. Theconsumer electronics retailer reported non-GAAP EPS of 78 cents per share which wasat the midpoint guidance range of 75-80 cents per share. On the revenue front, the company reported revenues of$9.32 billion, up 4% YoY but $40 million less than the street’s estimates. The holida

  • [By ]

    Best Buy Inc. (BBY) is keeping its friends close and its enemies closer.

    Shares of the electronics chain spiked nearly 4% Wednesday, April 18, after CEO Hubert Joly announced that the company has entered into a partnership with Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) to sell televisions that are programmed by Amazon’s Fire TV operating system.

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    That’s good news to the luxury goods sector – from Swiss watches to high fashion and expensive cognac – for which Chinese consumers make up around 30 percent of all global sales. In a note to investors, analysts at investment firm Exane BNP Paribas expects growth to continue to trend upwards during 2017, with Swatch Group (OTCPK:SWGAY), Richemont SA (OTCPK:CFRHF), and Burberry (OTCPK:BURBY) the companies most likely to gain.

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Investment Thesis

Walmart’s (WMT) stock price has surged in recent months, in part due to renewed investor optimism for its e-commerce business, proving Warren Buffett’s decision to sell in early 2017 either wrong or too early.

The company’s fundamentals, however, do not reflect the deterioration in the company’s profitability and the challenges it faces in the coming years.

For the reasons discussed in this article, I rate the stock SELL.

Stock Price Performance

Walmart (WMT) has greatly outperformed both its competitors and the major stock market averages in recent months:

WMT data by YCharts

WMT has increased 50 percent in the last year, above the negative 2% for its primary competitor Target (TGT), and 15 percent for Costco (COST), as well as the impressive 21 percent for the S&P 500 index.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2018: FLIR Systems, Inc.(FLIR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Flir Systems(FLIR) was the biggest loser in the S&P 500 on Tuesday, but the stock recouped all its losses Wednesday, and then some.

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    Flir Systems gained $2.78, or 8.1%, to close at $36.93.

    The company’sdisappointing fourth-quarter earnings report was forgotten when it announced that the U.S. Coast Guard awarded it a $50 million contract. Flir will provide marine electronics systems for more than 2,000 Coast Guard vessels for its Scalable Integrated Navigation Systems 2 (SINS-2) program over a five-year period, with the option for extended delivery for an additional five years.

    Even before the news, Imperial Capital’sEd Mally was bullish on the stock’s prospects, who raised his price target on the stock by $2, to $38:

    Although we believe that some may still consider Flir as just a premier provider of very high-end cameras in the bellies of Bell Helicopters or border towers in a lumpy government sector, this 35-year-old company is a global leader in thousands of infrared detector cores and thermography equipment markets and also provides lower priced products to commercial and consumer security customers as well as other customers.

    Flir is up 2% so far this year.

    Coty(COTY) was the hottest stock in the S&P 500 yesterday.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Oregon based small cap FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) was founded in 1978 as a world-leading maker of sensor systems that enhance perception and heighten awareness, helping to save lives, improve productivity, and protect the environment. Through its nearly 3,500 employees, the Company’s vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense” by leveraging thermal imaging and adjacent technologies to provide innovative, intelligent solutions for security and surveillance, environmental and condition monitoring, outdoor recreation, machine vision, navigation, and advanced threat detection.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap homeland security and screening stocks like FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR), OSI Systems (NASDAQ: OSIS),Varex Imaging Corp (NASDAQ: VREX) and Patriot One Technologies (OTCQB: PTOTF) stand to benefit fromTrumps focus on border andinternal security in general. Heres what you need to know about all four:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Oregon based small cap FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) was founded in 1978 as a world-leading maker of sensor systems that enhance perception and heighten awareness, helping to save lives, improve productivity, and protect the environment. Through its nearly 3,500 employees, the Company’s vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense” by leveraging thermal imaging and adjacent technologies to provide innovative, intelligent solutions for security and surveillance, environmental and condition monitoring, outdoor recreation, machine vision, navigation, and advanced threat detection.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2018: Autobytel Inc.(ABTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Autobytel Inc. (NASDAQ: ABTL) were down 26 percent to $8.05 as the company posted downbeat Q2 results and lowered its FY17 outlook. Barrington Research downgraded Autobytel from Outperform to Market Perform.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2018: Olympic Steel Inc.(ZEUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Olympic Steel, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZEUS) got a boost, shooting up 17 percent to $22.55. Olympic Steel reported a Q1 net income of $7.7 million, after posting a loss in the year-ago period.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Basic materials sector was the top gainer in the US market on Monday. Top gainers in the sector included Haynes International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAYN), Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE: CLF), and Olympic Steel, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZEUS).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the basic materials shares climbed by 1.09 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Olympic Steel, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZEUS), up 7 percent, and Aluminum Corp. of China Limited (ADR) (NYSE: ACH), up 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Basic materials shares gained around 1.89 percent in trading on Tuesday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Olympic Steel, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZEUS), and Mechel PAO (ADR) (NYSE: MTL).

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2018: Helen of Troy Limited(HELE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Helen of Troy (HELE) is trading lower Friday, after reporting a mixed first quarter.

    The personal care products company said it earned $1.27 a share on revenue that rose 0.8% to $347.9 million. Analysts were expecting earnings of $1.17 per share on revenue of $356.1 million. Gross profit margin increased 2.3 percentage points to 43.8%, while cash flow from operations climbed from $37.8 million in the year ago period to $41.7 million.

    For the full year, Helen of Troy expects to earn between $5.85 to $6.35 a share on revenue of $1.57 billion to $1.62 billion. Analysts are modeling for earnings of $6.12 a share on revenue of $1.6 billion. However the company also warned that it expects a decline in sales for its nutritional supplement division.

    Jefferies Trevor Young reiterated a Buy rating and $114 price target on the stock today:

    Despite the 1Q revenue miss and ~30bps (~$4m) expected incremental FX headwinds, management maintained its FY revenue and adjusted EPS guidance (GAAP EPS came down $0.23 on the high and low end due to $6.6m of after tax non-cash asset impairment and patent litigation charges). Embedded in this guidance is the assumption of beauty coming in at the low end of the previous -7% to -12% range, and nutritional declining MSD (vs. flat to LSD positive growth previously). We believe this implies that housewares (MSD positive growth guidance previously) and health & home (LSD positive growth previously) would have to perform incrementally better than prior expectations, which we view as a positive.

    The shares are down 3.3% to $99.31 in recent trading.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2018: Forrester Research, Inc.(FORR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    According to a report from Forrester Research Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR), online sales will account for 17% of all retail sales in the United States by 2022.