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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019

May 22, 2018: Markets opened higher again Tuesday but it’s been a bumpy day ever since, especially for the blue chips. Trading has been mixed all day with the energy sector the day’s biggest loser while financials and utilities have performed best. The FOMC releases the tea leaves, uh, minutes, of its latest meeting tomorrow. A slightly weakening dollar and still-high 10-year yields pretty much offset each other.

WTI crude oil for June delivery closed at $72.13 a barrel, down about 0.2% for the day. The July contract settled down about 0.2% at $72.20. June gold added about 0.1% on the day to settle at $1,292.00. Equities were headed for lower close about 10 minutes before the bell as the Dow traded down 0.69% for the day, the S&P 500 traded down 0.26%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded down 0.12%.

Bitcoin futures (XBTM8) for June delivery traded at $8,195, down about 2.4% on the CBOE after opening at $8,420 this morning. The trading range today was $8,170 to $8,450.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: BHP Billiton plc(BBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) gapped down before the market opened on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $43.47, but opened at $43.83. BHP Billiton shares last traded at $44.17, with a volume of 117112 shares.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) (NYSE:BHP) enjoyed a strong first half of the year, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, as shares rose 11.5%. Those gains came even though the prices of some of the commodities it produces dipped.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    What Analysts Expect to Drive BHP Billiton’s Earnings Growth (finance.yahoo.com) Why Analysts Are Becoming Bearish toward Rio Tinto (finance.yahoo.com) Warrior Met Coal (HCC) vs. BHP Billiton (BBL) Critical Review (americanbankingnews.com) BHP Billiton plc (BBL) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) FY2019 EPS Estimates for BHP Billiton plc Lifted by Analyst (BBL) (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of BHP Billiton stock traded down $0.08 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $46.49. The stock had a trading volume of 976,081 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,863,054. The company has a market cap of $49.99 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.64 and a beta of 1.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 1.75 and a quick ratio of 1.40. BHP Billiton has a 1 year low of $28.73 and a 1 year high of $47.92.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. raised its position in shares of BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) by 10.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 11,996 shares of the mining company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,113 shares during the quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in BHP Billiton were worth $477,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hallador Energy (NASDAQ: HNRG) and BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.(CCRN)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) by 4.4% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 765,052 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 32,417 shares during the period. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Cross Country Healthcare were worth $8,606,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) – Research analysts at SunTrust Banks dropped their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for Cross Country Healthcare in a report issued on Tuesday, February 19th. SunTrust Banks analyst T. Sommer now expects that the business services provider will post earnings per share of ($0.01) for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.01. SunTrust Banks has a “Hold” rating on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Cross Country Healthcare’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.01 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at ($0.01) EPS and Q2 2020 earnings at $0.04 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ:CCRN)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities research analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald in a report issued on Wednesday. They currently have a $10.00 target price on the business services provider’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price target points to a potential downside of 15.68% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ: CCRN) and StarTek (NYSE:SRT) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Madison Square Garden Inc.(MSG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cedar Fair Entertainment (NYSE: FUN) and The Madison Square Garden (NYSE:MSG) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gamble Jones Investment Counsel increased its position in Madison Square Garden Co (NYSE:MSG) by 28.3% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 6,673 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,472 shares during the period. Gamble Jones Investment Counsel’s holdings in Madison Square Garden were worth $2,070,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $4.98.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) were up 12.5% as of 3:15 p.m. EDT Tuesday after Bloomberg reported that the mobile games specialist is a potential acquisition target.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA trimmed its position in shares of Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) by 7.3% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 189,256 shares of the company’s stock after selling 14,840 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Zynga were worth $770,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) and iPass (NASDAQ:IPAS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Coherent, Inc.(COHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Epoch Investment Partners Inc. boosted its position in Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) by 6.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 635,597 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after purchasing an additional 41,113 shares during the quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. owned approximately 2.62% of Coherent worth $99,420,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Coherent (NASDAQ: COHR) and Integra Lifesciences (NASDAQ:IART) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Earnest Partners LLC lifted its stake in shares of Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) by 2.2% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 453,873 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 9,868 shares during the quarter. Earnest Partners LLC’s holdings in Coherent were worth $85,056,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: RELX N.V.(RENX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Relx (NYSE:RENX) was upgraded by research analysts at Barclays to a “buy” rating in a report released on Monday.

    RENX has been the subject of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Relx from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 16th. UBS Group cut shares of Relx from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 14th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $23.00.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Tetra Technologies, Inc.(TTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This small-cap oilfield services play has some big upside potential. Tetra Technologies Inc. (NYSE: TTI) is a diversified oil and gas services company, with the bulk of its revenue derived from drilling and completion fluids, as well as contract compression services by way of its 42% stake in CSI Compressco.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of TETRA Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:TTI) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the fourteen analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $5.71.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in shares of TETRA Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:TTI) by 10.2% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,583,243 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 702,910 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 6.04% of TETRA Technologies worth $33,746,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    B. Riley set a $8.00 price target on TETRA Technologies (NYSE:TTI) in a research report sent to investors on Friday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the oil and gas company’s stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for TETRA Technologies’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.10 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.17 EPS and Q1 2019 earnings at $0.03 EPS.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: John Hancock Tax Advantaged Dividend Income Fund(HTD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News coverage about John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. (NYSE:HTD) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.6011591514426 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. (NYSE:HTD) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $24.44 and last traded at $24.17, with a volume of 1039 shares. The stock had previously closed at $24.35.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Affimed N.V.(AFMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Affimed (NASDAQ:AFMD) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

    AFMD has been the subject of a number of other research reports. BidaskClub raised Affimed from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report on Friday, August 31st. Jefferies Financial Group raised Affimed from a hold rating to a buy rating and upped their target price for the stock from $1.80 to $4.00 in a research report on Tuesday, August 28th. BMO Capital Markets decreased their target price on Affimed from $6.00 to $4.00 and set an outperform rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Affimed from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $5.25 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $4.81.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Affimed (NASDAQ:AFMD) fell nearly 20% today after — well, no news, really. But a few days ago, the company soared 246% after announcing that Genentech, owned by Roche, decided to take the small German company’s untested technology platform for a spin. The previously under-the-radar biopharma also got a cool $96 million up-front payment and could see up to $5 billion in milestone and royalty payments if everything goes smoothly. 

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Affimed N.V. (NASDAQ: AFMD) shares more than doubled early on Tuesday after it was announced that the firm entered into a strategic collaboration agreement with Genentech to develop and commercialize novel NK cell engager-based immunotherapeutics to treat multiple cancers. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter of this year.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Affimed N.V. (NASDAQ: AFMD) shares dropped sharply early on Friday after the company released new results from its early stage trial with Keytruda. Affimed presented new interim data from the Phase 1b dose escalation study evaluating AFM13, its lead NK cell engager candidate, at the European Hematology Association (EHA) 23rd Congress in Stockholm, Sweden

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Owens-Illinois Inc.(OI)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    An issue of Owens-Illinois Inc (NYSE:OI) bonds rose 1.1% against their face value during trading on Thursday. The debt issue has a 5% coupon and is set to mature on January 15, 2022. The debt is now trading at $99.50 and was trading at $99.88 one week ago. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets sometimes predict parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    However, though the broad markets didn’t wind up moving much, well-received news for some specific companies helped to send their stock prices higher. L Brands (NYSE:LB), Owens-Illinois (NYSE:OI), and Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Owens-Illinois Inc. (NYSE:OI) jumped 9.9% on Friday after activist investor Atlantic Investment Management called for the glass-container specialist to take a number of actions to maximize shareholder value.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Owens-Illinois (NYSE:OI)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $18.21 and last traded at $18.01, with a volume of 79684 shares. The stock had previously closed at $18.82.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019

One of the most asked (and most important) questions in energy has no simple answer: What’s the future of coal-fired power in the United States?

On one hand, recent history hasn’t been very favorable to coal. A little over a decade ago, coal-fired power plants produced more than half of the electricity in the United States. An unprecedented rate of plant retirements cut that share to just 30.1% in 2017. 

On the other hand, most of the coal plants shuttered in the last decade were smaller and older — and some were only used intermittently to begin with. It could prove more difficult to jettison newer, larger power plants from the American grid — which is a large factor in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s forecast that coal could still generate as much as 22% of the country’s electricity in 2050. 

However, that number doesn’t seem quite right based on the planned pace of coal plant retirements by America’s largest utilities and power generators. In fact, it’s possible the United States may close most of its coal-fired power plants by 2040. Here’s why.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: Central Valley Community Bancorp(CVCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY) Announces Dividend Increase – $0.08 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Is Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY) Outperforming Other Finance Stocks This Year? (finance.yahoo.com) Central Valley Community Bancorp announces stock repurchase plan (seekingalpha.com) Central Valley Community Bancorp Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend and Announces Stock Repurchase Plan (finance.yahoo.com) FY2018 EPS Estimates for Central Valley Community Bancorp Increased by Analyst (CVCY) (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities analysts have recently commented on CVCY shares. Sandler O’Neill set a $24.00 price target on Central Valley Community Bancorp and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 29th. ValuEngine lowered Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Central Valley Community Bancorp (NASDAQ:CVCY) has trended somewhat negative on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Central Valley Community Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of -0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.2059216377978 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: The KEYW Holding Corporation(KEYW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    The Keyw (NASDAQ:KEYW) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) – Investment analysts at Seaport Global Securities issued their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for KEYW in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, July 16th. Seaport Global Securities analyst J. Sullivan expects that the software maker will earn ($0.20) per share for the quarter. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for KEYW’s FY2018 earnings at ($0.23) EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    The Keyw (NASDAQ: KEYW) and Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Noble Financial reiterated their buy rating on shares of The Keyw (NASDAQ:KEYW) in a report issued on Tuesday morning. Noble Financial currently has a $11.00 target price on the software maker’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: GSE Systems, Inc.(GVP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GSE Systems (NYSEAMERICAN:GVP) SVP Daniel Warren Pugh sold 4,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.75, for a total value of $16,500.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 51,613 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $193,548.75. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) were up 12.5% as of 3:15 p.m. EDT Tuesday after Bloomberg reported that the mobile games specialist is a potential acquisition target.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) and Bilibili (NASDAQ:BILI) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market had another session of quiet trading on Tuesday, leaving most major benchmarks close to where they started. Declines early in the day gave way to more promising news from the bond market, where interest rates stabilized following last week’s big jump. Geopolitical and macroeconomic concerns continue to linger, and recent reports suggest weakening confidence in the prospects for global economic growth. Yet some companies benefited from good news that overcame the lackluster mood on Wall Street, and Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), Pyxus International (NYSE:PYX), and Papa John’s International (NASDAQ:PZZA) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Gaming publishers are always looking for the next big thing. The odds of scoring a huge hit are vanishingly small, even for a short-term victory. Consider the case of Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), the social gaming veteran that struck gold with FarmVille and Words With Friends once upon a time. The company went public at the very height of that adrenaline rush. If you bought in at Zynga’s peak share prices in the spring of 2012, you’ve weathered a 70% cut to your investment’s value so far. Like I said, it’s a long way down from the top.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc.(HAWK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Blackhawk Network Holdings (NASDAQ:HAWK) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eighteen ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, fourteen have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $44.75.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: Myers Industries, Inc.(MYE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) and Myers Industries (NYSE:MYE) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now

Shares of Nevsun Resources (NYSEMKT:NSU) declined sharply, after the Q4 2016 earnings release. On Friday, shortly after the markets opened, Nevsun’s shares hit a low at $2.34. It is just shy of the multi-year low of $2.27, reached in January 2016. The share price managed to recover slightly and it closed at $2.72, which is close to the support level created during October 2016. Despite the recent mixed news, the company remains undervalued. It is a good time to initiate a new position, or to accumulate more shares, although the price weakness may continue in the coming weeks.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: The Michaels Companies, Inc.(MIK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The Michaels Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIK), the arts and crafts retail chain, released its fiscal first-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Thursday. The Irving, Texas-based company said it had $0.39 in earnings per share (EPS) and $1.16 billion in revenue, compared with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for $0.38 in EPS and $1.15 billion in revenue. The same period from last year had $0.38 in EPS and $1.16 billion in revenue.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) made a huge jump after announcing a fee increase for sellers, and The Michaels Companies (NASDAQ:MIK) fell on weak guidance.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    The week ahead will likely bring more volatility, particularly for shareholders of Dave & Buster’s (NASDAQ:PLAY), H&R Block (NYSE:HRB), and Michaels (NASDAQ:MIK) as each of these companies is set to announce quarterly earnings results over the next few days. Let’s look at a few key trends to watch for in the reports.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Michaels Companies (NASDAQ:MIK) issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.19-2.32 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.32. The company issued revenue guidance of $5.217-5.293 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $5.26 billion.Michaels Companies also updated its Q2 guidance to $0.12-0.14 EPS.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Oriental Financial Group Inc.(OFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of OFG Bancorp (NYSE:OFG) dropped 6.3% during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $16.45 and last traded at $16.50. Approximately 794,358 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 153% from the average daily volume of 313,807 shares. The stock had previously closed at $17.60.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Engineers Gate Manager LP increased its stake in shares of OFG Bancorp (NYSE:OFG) by 62.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 76,455 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 29,451 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager LP’s holdings in OFG Bancorp were worth $799,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the financial shares climbed 0.11 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG), up 10 percent.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ: BMRC) and OFG Bancorp (NYSE:OFG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Farmers National Banc (NASDAQ:FMNB) and OFG Bancorp (NYSE:OFG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Stevens Capital Management LP purchased a new stake in shares of OFG Bancorp (NYSE:OFG) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 16,250 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $170,000.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    We’re moving deeper and deeper into earnings season. If you’re looking to make real money, the time to get started is now. Money Morning Quantitative Specialist Chris Johnson argues the markets are at a tipping point. And with just a few smart plays in today’s classic stock picker’s market… you can pull in triple-digit gains with just a small investment. Read those picks right here.

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

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is a very aggressive tech play that could have upside above the current price targets. Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is a leading developer of mobile and social games. In the company’s relatively short history, it has developed a broad portfolio of games that includes several games on Facebook and several top-grossing mobile apps. Key franchises include FarmVille, Zynga Poker, Hit It Rich Slots and Words With Friends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) and Bilibili (NASDAQ:BILI) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    WARNING: “Zynga (ZNGA) Stock Price Up 5.1%” was originally posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this news story on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of U.S. and international copyright & trademark legislation. The original version of this news story can be accessed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4134284/zynga-znga-stock-price-up-5-1.html.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market had another session of quiet trading on Tuesday, leaving most major benchmarks close to where they started. Declines early in the day gave way to more promising news from the bond market, where interest rates stabilized following last week’s big jump. Geopolitical and macroeconomic concerns continue to linger, and recent reports suggest weakening confidence in the prospects for global economic growth. Yet some companies benefited from good news that overcame the lackluster mood on Wall Street, and Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), Pyxus International (NYSE:PYX), and Papa John’s International (NASDAQ:PZZA) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Gaming publishers are always looking for the next big thing. The odds of scoring a huge hit are vanishingly small, even for a short-term victory. Consider the case of Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), the social gaming veteran that struck gold with FarmVille and Words With Friends once upon a time. The company went public at the very height of that adrenaline rush. If you bought in at Zynga’s peak share prices in the spring of 2012, you’ve weathered a 70% cut to your investment’s value so far. Like I said, it’s a long way down from the top.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Enduro Royalty Trust(NDRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Jounce Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNCE) fell 32.5 percent to $11.92 in pre-market trading. Jounce Therapeutics reported that data from ongoing ICONIC trial of JTX-2011 will be presented at the ASCO.
    Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ: ACXM) fell 10.7 percent to $24.60 in pre-market trading. Acxiom reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter, but issued weak FY19 guidance.
    American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEI) shares fell 10.7 percent to $35 in pre-market trading.
    Enduro Royalty Trust (NYSE: NDRO) shares fell 8.5 percent to $3.25 in pre-market trading after tumbling 10.76 percent on Wednesday.
    NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) fell 8.3 percent to $244.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Aircastle Limited (NYSE: AYR) fell 7.2 percent to $21.30 in pre-market trading after announcing 7.9 million secondary offering of common shares.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) shares fell 5.6 percent to $9.29 in pre-market trading after rising 2.29percent on Wednesday.
    Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI) shares fell 5.3 percent to $3.93 in pre-market trading after rising 5.60 percent on Wednesday.
    Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) fell 4 percent to $43.40 in pre-market trading. Cisco reported better-than-expected results for its third quarter. The company sees fourth quarter earnings in the range of 68 cents-70 cents with sales growth of 4-6 percent.
    Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) fell 3.2 percent to $88.45 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat results for its second quarter. Comps were down 0.1 percent in the quarter. The company sees third-quarter comps coming in flat to up 1 percent.
    Children's Place, Inc. (

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Fifth Street Asset Management Inc.(FSAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fifth Street Asset Management (OTCMKTS:FSAM) and U.S. Global Investors (NASDAQ:GROW) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fifth Street Asset Management (OTCMKTS: FSAM) and Triangle Capital (NYSE:TCAP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Viacom Inc.(VIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    The chart below tracks the pricing movement of Sinclair, Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) (NASDAQ:FOXA) and Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) (NASDAQ:VIAB) across June and shows corresponding movements that indicate that the new M&A climate was responsible for most of the big media industry stock gains in June.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Also, the two dive into the ongoing soap opera that is CBS (NYSE:CBS) (NYSE:CBS-A) and Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) (NASDAQ:VIAB). Shari Redstone and the CBS board continue to duke it out, and an upcoming court hearing will tip the scales for their most recent battle for control.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    The internet giant formerly known as Google just keeps plowing ahead, with growth on a host of fronts. But despite its beating fourth-quarter expectations on profits and revenues, its share price dipped a few percentage points Tuesday. Media B-lister Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) (NASDAQ:VIAB), by contrast, reported mixed numbers, but got a share price pop.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Unless you’re a bit of a media company wonk, you’re probably far less familiar with Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) (NASDAQ:VIAB) than you are with the properties it owns: Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, and Paramount Pictures, to name a few. It’s a portfolio with a lot of potential, though it’s been awhile since that translated into great overall results. When the company reported earnings Tuesday, the numbers were mixed. Still, investors bid up its stock, and MarketFoolery host Chris Hill and senior analyst Emily Flippen have some opinions about why.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Viacom, Inc. Class A (NASDAQ:VIA) released its earnings results on Thursday. The company reported $1.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.11, MarketWatch Earnings reports. Viacom, Inc. Class A had a net margin of 16.74% and a return on equity of 24.97%. The company had revenue of $3.24 billion for the quarter.

  • [By John Ballard]

    A few analysts upgraded the stock citing potential catalysts that could remove uncertainty overhanging the shares in recent months. Specifically, a MoffettNathanson analyst mentioned a possible merger with Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) (NASDAQ:VIAB) as a near-term catalyst. 

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ACRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Surprises for small biotechs are often of the unpleasant variety. But that wasn’t the case for AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ACRX) on Wednesday.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) shares climbed 154.95 percent to close at $5.15 on Thursday. Comstock reported conversion of the majority of its unsecured, short-term debt into non-convertible preferred equity.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) jumped 33.45 percent to close at $3.87.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) gained 29.72 percent to close at $62.85 after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares rose 22.93 percent to close at $23.80.
    nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) jumped 21.52 percent to close at $36.37 following Q1 results.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) gained 20.28 percent to close at $2.61.
    The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) shares rose 19.57 percent to close at $21.45 after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
    AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) gained 18.8 percent to close at $7.90.
    Catasys, Inc. (NASDAQ: CATS) rose 16.33 percent to close at $6.41.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 15.68 percent to close at $23.09 on Thursday.
    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS) climbed 15.11 percent to close at $6.02 on Thursday after gaining 6.30 percent on Wednesday. Baird initiated coverage on Marinus Pharmaceuticals with an Outperform rating.
    Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) shares rose 14.48 percent to close at $3.32 after the board announced late Wednesday the election of four activist-backed director nominees. Three women and one man comprise the selected group championed by NGM Capital’s Nathan Miller and Kenosis Capital’s Peter O’Malley. Destination Maternity had advocated for another slate of three men and interim CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor. The new directors are Holly Alden, Marla Ryan, Anne-Charlotte Windal and Christopher Morgan.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) gained 11.53 percent to close at $3.29 after announcing preliminary Q1 results.
    Bilibili Inc.. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 11.33 pe
  • [By Chris Lange]

    AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRX) announced the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee of the FDA has a meeting to revenue the company’s New Drug Application (NDA) for Dsuvia for the management of moderate-to-severe acute pain in medically supervised settings in adult patients. The PDUFA date is set for November 3.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) rose 32 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it achieved robust viral clearance for its manufacturing process.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) rose 17.7 percent to $3.03 in pre-market trading after an amended 13D filing from Steel Partners Holdings shows a raised stake in the company from 6.99 million shares to 29.98 million shares, or a 17.8 percent stake.
    AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRX) shares rose 12.7 percent to $3.55 in pre-market trading after the company announced the FDA acceptance of NDA for DSUVIA.
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) shares rose 11.7 percent to $54.95 in pre-market trading. after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 9.3 percent to $13.59 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 8.1 percent to $3.46 in pre-market trading after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) rose 8.1 percent to $52.35 in pre-market trading after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS) rose 8.1 percent to $5.65 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.30 percent on Wednesday.
    CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE: CVM) rose 6.1 percent to $3.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 9.51 percent on Wednesday.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 6 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting a loan deal for $40 million in term loans with Hercules Capital.
    Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) rose 5.6 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS) shares rose 5.2 percent to $2.42 in the pre-market trading session after falling 2.54 percent on Wednesday.

     

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACRX) jumped 16.5% on Monday as investors buy shares ahead of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee meeting to review its marketing application for Dsuvia, which is scheduled for Oct. 12.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Research Frontiers Incorporated(REFR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Research Frontiers, Inc. (NASDAQ:REFR) insider Kevin Douglas acquired 163,044 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 11th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $0.92 per share, with a total value of $150,000.48. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Research Frontiers (NASDAQ: REFR) and RPX (NASDAQ:RPXC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News articles about Research Frontiers (NASDAQ:REFR) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Research Frontiers earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the technology company an impact score of 46.129953752672 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    However, Seven Star’s gains are already on the books. After looking at last week’s top performing penny stocks, we’ll show you a penny stock on the verge of jumping over 70%…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Seven Stars Cloud Group Inc. (Nasdaq: SSC) $4.49 175.13%
    Alliance MMA Inc. (Nasdaq: AMMA) $0.37 121.05%
    India Globalization Capital Inc. (NYSE: IGC) $1.14 74.38%
    Obalon Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: OBLN) $3.23 63.16%
    Cytori Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTX) $0.56 55.76%
    Atlanticus Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: ATLC) $2.85 43.55%
    Research Frontiers Inc. (Nasdaq: REFR) $1.28 41.37%
    Koss Corp. (Nasdaq: KOSS) $4.08 41.28%
    GLG Life Tech Corp. (TSE: GLG) $0.88 33.90%
    Geron Corp. (Nasdaq: GERN) $4.76 32.40%

    While those gains are already in the book, you don’t have to miss out on the next penny stocks to soar.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(ANIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mallinckrodt (NYSE: MNK) and ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:ANIP) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:ANIP) have been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc Common Stock earned a media sentiment score of -0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the specialty pharmaceutical company an impact score of 48.3270217581665 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.(MDRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ:MDRX) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The software maker reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.18, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $525.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $536.93 million. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions had a negative net margin of 11.34% and a positive return on equity of 7.80%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.15 earnings per share. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions updated its FY18 guidance to $0.72 -0.82 EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDRX) saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 1,317 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 2,211% compared to the typical daily volume of 57 put options.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now

MetLife Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Clearside Biomedical Inc (NASDAQ:CLSD) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 10,859 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $117,000.

Several other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of CLSD. Deutsche Bank AG increased its stake in shares of Clearside Biomedical by 33.8% during the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 47,523 shares of the company’s stock worth $331,000 after acquiring an additional 12,012 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Clearside Biomedical by 29.2% during the fourth quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 47,378 shares of the company’s stock worth $332,000 after acquiring an additional 10,707 shares during the period. Paloma Partners Management Co acquired a new position in shares of Clearside Biomedical during the fourth quarter worth about $124,000. Millennium Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Clearside Biomedical during the fourth quarter worth about $178,000. Finally, Northern Trust Corp increased its stake in shares of Clearside Biomedical by 8.7% during the first quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 243,398 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,611,000 after acquiring an additional 19,476 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 61.48% of the company’s stock.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Independence Contract Drilling, Inc.(ICD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Independence Contract (NYSE: ICD) and Pacific Drilling (OTCMKTS:PACDQ) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Natural Health Trends Corp.(NHTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value (IJJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    D.A. Davidson & CO. lifted its stake in iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF (NYSEARCA:IJJ) by 5.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 170,056 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 8,024 shares during the quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF were worth $26,274,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. reduced its stake in Ishares Trust S & P Mid Capital* (NYSEARCA:IJJ) by 73.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 23,648 shares of the company’s stock after selling 65,628 shares during the period. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. owned 0.06% of Ishares Trust S & P Mid Capital* worth $3,654,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.(CHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Evergreen Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd (NYSE:CHT) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 5,755 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $224,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Chunghwa Telecom (NYSE: CHT) and NII (NASDAQ:NIHD) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News stories about Chunghwa Telecom (NYSE:CHT) have trended positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chunghwa Telecom earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.731481807669 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Flextronics International Ltd.(FLEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) fell by nearly 22% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $13.05 after closing at $16.64 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $19.71. Volume of about 28 million was nearly seven times the daily average of about 4.4 million. The company missed earnings estimates this morning and announced that it is investigating allegations of improper accounting.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Flex (FLEX)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Flex Ltd (NASDAQ:FLEX) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 2,686 put options on the company. This is an increase of 721% compared to the typical volume of 327 put options.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ: CYOU) fell 27.5 percent to $21.35 in pre-market trading.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) fell 19.7 percent to $13.36 in pre-market trading after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 10.5 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) fell 8.1 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8 percent to $110.05 in pre-market trading. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) fell 6.2 percent to $35.36 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: DB) fell 5 percent to $13.63 in pre-market trading.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 4.3 percent to $48.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 results.
    Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) shares fell 4 percent to $64.00 in pre-market trading. Colgate-Palmolive posted upbeat Q1 earnings, while sales missed estimates

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of manufacturing services provider Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) slumped on Friday after the company reported mixed fourth-quarter results and provided earnings guidance that fell short of analyst expectations. As of 11:15 a.m. EDT, the stock was down about 16%.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid cap electronic manufacturing services (EMS) stock Flextronics International Ltd (NASDAQ: FLEX) reported fiscal Q3 2017 earnings after the market closed on Thursday with results beating expectations. Q3 net sales grew 10% to$6.75 billion above the high end of the guidance range of $6.3 to $6.7 billion. GAAP net income was approximately $118 millionversus net income of $129 million.The earnings release also noted:

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    We’re moving deeper and deeper into earnings season. If you’re looking to make real money, the time to get started is now.Money MorningQuantitative Specialist Chris Johnson argues the markets are at a tipping point. And with just a few smart plays in today’s classic stock picker’s market… you can pull in triple-digit gains with just a small investment.Read those picks right here.

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) and iPass (NASDAQ:IPAS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) shares made a small gain on Wednesday after Wedbush said that it can see this stock making about a 50% run over the next year and that a turnaround is underway.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019

If you’re looking for good Warren Buffett stocks to buy, there’s no better option than Buffett’s former money guy. I’m talking, of course, about Lou Simpson, the long-time Geico portfolio manager, who retired at the end of 2010 after 31 years at the company, more than a third of them spent under Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B) ownership.

It’s hard to believe that the legendary investment manager, who outperformed the S&P 500 in 18 out of 25 years between 1980 and 2004, has been retired for more than seven years. Boy does time fly.

Simpson grew bored of retirement very quickly, so the veteran money set up SQ Advisors, an investment advisory firm with $200 million in assets under management that would handle money for friends, family and some charities.

Charging 1% annually with no performance fees, Simpson was just happy to have something to do every day that he enjoyed and could help people. Fast forward to the end of 2017 and Simpson’s managing $3.1 billion in assets invested in just 14 stocks.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) shares made a small gain on Wednesday after Wedbush said that it can see this stock making about a 50% run over the next year and that a turnaround is underway.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) and iPass (NASDAQ:IPAS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Zynga (ZNGA)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Zynga (ZNGA)

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is a very aggressive tech play that could have upside above the current price targets. Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is a leading developer of mobile and social games. In the company’s relatively short history, it has developed a broad portfolio of games that includes several games on Facebook and several top-grossing mobile apps. Key franchises include FarmVille, Zynga Poker, Hit It Rich Slots and Words With Friends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is one of 61 publicly-traded companies in the “Data processing & preparation” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Zynga to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Discovery Communications, Inc.(DISCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS INC. Common Stock (DISCA)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS INC. Common Stock (NASDAQ:DISCA) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Saturday.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    You might thinkDiscovery Inc.’s (NASDAQ:DISCA) (NASDAQ:DISCK) (NASDAQ:DISCB) stations primarily feature nature videos and celebrity cooks, but did you know it’s actually becoming a player on the international sports scene? While known for its namesake Discovery Channel and documentary brands such as The Learning Channel, HGTV, and the Food Network, Discovery has actually been in the sports business since 2012, when it first acquired a minority stake in European sports channel Eurosport. Discovery was apparently pleased enough with the channel’s progress to buy 100% of Eurosport in July 2015, and that year, Eurosport won the exclusive rights to broadcast the Olympics in Europe from 2018-2022.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd.(XTLB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSTM) fell 9.7 percent to $4.73 in pre-market trading after announcing a $35 million common stock offering.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares fell 8 percent to $13.48 in pre-market trading ahead of regulatory update at 8:30 a.m. ET.
    XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: XTLB) fell 6.5 percent to $2.01 in pre-market trading after climbing 10.50 percent on Tuesday.
    Purple Innovation, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPL) shares fell 5.8 percent to $9.36 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) fell 5.7 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after declining 5.04 percent on Tuesday.
    RYB Education, Inc. (NYSE: RYB) shares fell 5 percent to $16.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares fell 4.4 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after rising 40.62 percent on Tuesday.
    Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) fell 4.4 percent to $8.92 in pre-market trading after announcing a 5.5 million share common stock offering.
    Daxor Corporation (NYSE: DXR) fell 4.1 percent to $7.32 in pre-market trading.
    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) shares fell 3.8 percent to $51.03 in pre-market trading after the company announced plans to restate its Q2, Q3, Q4 and FY 2017 financial statements.
    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) fell 3.5 percent to $16.20 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares fell 3.3 percent to $29.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported launch of 1.8 million share offering

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Energizer Holdings, Inc.(ENR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares jumped 113.5 percent to $0.6737 after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares rose 35.34 percent to close at $3.32.
    Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW) shares gained 30.36 percent to $3.65.
    Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XTNT) shares jumped 25.6 percent to $7.4701 after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for InTice™-C Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody System.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares surged 20 percent to $2.495.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) surged 17.04 percent to $2.61.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 15 percent to $8.32 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the development of next generation interactive educational activities.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) gained 15 percent to $3.39.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 13.7 percent to $49.64. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    FRONTEO, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEO) shares rose 11.8 percent to $20.956.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares jumped 11.1 percent to $3.38.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) rose 10.6 percent to $7.41.
    NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares gained 9 percent to $2.32.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) rose 7.6 percent to $24.19. Northcoast Research upgraded Kelly Services from Neutral to Buy.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $33.70. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) gained 5.5 percent to $32.56. KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx from Sector Weight to Overweight.
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Skechers U.S.A., Inc.(SKX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell and Timothy Green]

    Buying and holding shares in great companies like eBayfor the long haul has proven to be very profit-friendly, but identifying growth stocks early on isn’t easy. To help find tomorrow’s winners, we asked two Motley Fool investors which burgeoning growth stocks are on their radar right now. They responded with Skechers (NYSE:SKX)and Mimecast (NASDAQ:MIME). Read on to find out if these stocks deserve a spot in your portfolio.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Now that we’ve defined value investing, highlighted a few metrics that value investors look for, and warned investors to watch out for value traps, let’s take a closer look at stocks that I believe are trading at prices below their intrinsic value today. While representing very different industries, the one thing that AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL), Skechers USA Inc (NYSE:SKX), and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) all have in common is that, based on each company’s fundamentals, they appear to be some of the best bargainsavailable in the stock market today.

  • [By ]

    A Growth Stock Masquerading As A Value Stock
    Skechers (NYSE: SKX): is the fast growing footwear company located in Manhattan Beach, California. The company is riding a huge secular trend of international growth fueled principally by growth in India and China.

  • [By ]

    Skechers USA (SKX) : “I think they’re doing well. I think it’s really good and they’ve done a good job.”

    Kratos Defense & Security (KTOS) : “This one is a battleground and I don’t want to be there.”

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When Skechers USA Inc. (NYSE: SKX) reported its most recent quarterly results after the markets closed on Thursday, the company said that it had $0.75 in earnings per share (EPS) on $1.25 billion in revenue. The consensus estimates had called for $0.75 in EPS on revenue of $1.2 billion. The first quarter of last year reportedly had EPS of $0.60and $1.07 billion in revenue.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Celgene Corporation(CELG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ: CELG) dropped about 5.6% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $74.13. Shares closed at $78.37 on Friday and the stock’s 52-week high is $147.17. Volume of around 16.3 million shares was more than double the daily average.The company was one of several named last week in an FDA report of drugmakers who may be illegally blocking delaying access to cheaper generic copies of brand-name drugs. Then today, word got out that the firm’s chief business development officer had retired in April.

  • [By ]

    First up, Celgene Corp. (NADSAQ:CELG) plunked down $9 billion to acquire Juno Therapeutics (NASDAQ:JUNO) and get ahold of its promising line of CAR-T cancer treatments. The announcement juiced JUNO shares by more than 25% on the day, bringing its five day gains to an eye-popping 75%.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Biotech traders get heaps of attention, but buying promising young drugmakers and holding them for the long term is a far easier way to get rich. Case in point: Spreading $10,000 evenly among shares of Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB),Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG), andGilead Sciences Inc.(NASDAQ:GILD) around this time in 1998 would have made you a millionaire already.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Investors sold shares of Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG) on strength during trading hours on Friday. $125.14 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $200.18 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $75.04 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Celgene had the 12th highest net out-flow for the day. Celgene traded up $2.16 for the day and closed at $84.54

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG) claims the best-selling orphan drug of 2017 with Revlimid. The blood cancer drug raked in over $5.5 billion in U.S. sales last year and generated another $2.8 billion outside of the U.S.While U.S. sales grew nearly 23% year over year, most of the increase stemmed from price increases. Celgene has been criticized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the steep price hikes for Revlimid.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    What’s the riskiest big biotech stock on the market? According to market research firm EvaluatePharma, it’sCelgene (NASDAQ:CELG).

    Many investors have been very bearish about Celgene for months. The company’s once-promising Crohn’s disease drug GED-0301 flopped miserably in a late-stage clinical study in October 2017. Celgene thoroughly embarrassed itself, with the FDA refusing to review the regulatory submission of ozanimod in treating multiple sclerosis (MS). Largely because of these major setbacks, Celgene stock has plunged 45% over the last eight and a half months.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own Right Now

Peter Krauth

A funny thing happened with the price of silver early last week. After both silver and gold dropped in the face of surging 10-year Treasury yields and the U.S. dollar, silver parted ways with gold.

Gold prices corrected, then essentially moved sideways.

Silver prices, on the other hand, rose mid-week even as the dollar was gaining and gold wasn’t.

It was impressive to see and testament to the fact that silver is extremely cheap and extremely undervalued at the moment. Now the market is slowly coming around to that same conclusion.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc.(ALDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Migraines affect perhaps a billion people the world over, and it’s been three decades since they had a new preventative treatment option. That means there could be enough demand to driveblockbuster sales for a new class of treatments making their way to consumers right now, one of which could come fromlittle Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALDR).

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.(SEAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Investors were ready for SeaWorld Entertainment(NYSE:SEAS)to post its strongest growth in five years on Tuesday morning, and they got a whole lot more. Shares of the marine-life park operator are hitting 11-month highs after the company announced head-turning financial results.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (NYSE: SEAS) and Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) have popped today, up by 10% as of 12:20 p.m. EDT, after the company reportedfirst-quarter earnings results. The company enjoyed strong gains in park attendance.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday saw an up-and-down session on Wall Street, with major benchmarks trading on either side of the unchanged mark before finishing the day flat. Many investors kept most of their attention on Washington, where the White House announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the deal that the previous administration made with Iran concerning nuclear development. The withdrawal was largely expected, and although crude oil and other commodities were volatile leading up to the final decision, most other financial markets seemed prepared for the announcement. Even on a lackluster day, some companies had good news that lifted their shares substantially. Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD), Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE:VRX), and SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    We now have the quarterly updates for all five of the country’s leading theme park and regional amusement park operators, and it’s safe to say the first three months of 2018 blew out the same three-month period of 2017. Six Flags (NYSE:SIX), Cedar Fair(NYSE:FUN), andSeaWorld Entertainment(NYSE:SEAS)joined the theme park segments of Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) in posting double-digit revenue growth in the latest quarter.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: Energy Fuels Inc(UUUU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) shares saw an uptick in trading volume on Monday . 1,091,365 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 300% from the previous session’s volume of 272,846 shares.The stock last traded at $2.09 and had previously closed at $2.04.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: Toro Company (TTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Toro (NYSE:TTC) – Dougherty & Co cut their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Toro in a report issued on Tuesday, May 22nd. Dougherty & Co analyst J. Fisher now expects that the company will post earnings of $1.18 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $1.22.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Toro (TTC)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Toro (NYSE:TTC) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Zynga (ZNGA)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is one of 61 publicly-traded companies in the “Data processing & preparation” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Zynga to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) shares made a small gain on Wednesday after Wedbush said that it can see this stock making about a 50% run over the next year and that a turnaround is underway.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: International Bancshares Corporation(IBOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of International Bancshares Co. (NASDAQ:IBOC) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $44.40 and last traded at $44.25, with a volume of 11252 shares. The stock had previously closed at $43.90.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of International Bancshares (NASDAQ:IBOC) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Saturday.

    International Bancshares opened at $43.65 on Friday, MarketBeat reports. International Bancshares has a 1 year low of $32.50 and a 1 year high of $43.75. The company has a quick ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 0.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.83 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.97 and a beta of 1.46.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: MSA Safety Incorporporated(MSA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Mine Safety Appliances (NYSE:MSA) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the six research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $97.33.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mine Safety Appliances (NYSE: MSA) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Surgical appliances & supplies” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Mine Safety Appliances to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: Nobilis Health Corp.(HLTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Nobilis Health (NYSEAMERICAN:HLTH) (TSE:NHC) traded down 15.6% during mid-day trading on Tuesday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The company traded as low as $1.35 and last traded at $1.35. 1,239,040 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 331% from the average session volume of 287,252 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.60.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: NOW Inc.(DNOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report published on Friday.

    A number of other research analysts have also recently commented on the company. TheStreet upgraded DistributionNOW from a d+ rating to a c rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 16th. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price objective on DistributionNOW from $13.00 to $15.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Cowen restated a market perform rating and set a $11.00 price objective (up previously from $9.00) on shares of DistributionNOW in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $11.00 price objective on DistributionNOW and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Friday, April 13th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group restated a neutral rating and set a $10.00 price objective (down previously from $12.00) on shares of DistributionNOW in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $13.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) and DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fourteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $12.50.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: Bank of the Ozarks(OZRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twelve ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $54.14.

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    Bank of the Ozarks Inc. (Nasdaq: OZRK) began in 1903 with a community bank in Jasper, Ark. Now headquartered in Little Rock, the company operates more than 255 locations in the southeast, as well as in California, Texas, and New York.

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Such conduct aside, the financial markets in and of themselves can be scary, even when you’re limiting yourself to perfectly legitimate investments. Even though the stock market’s been going gangbusters since rebounding from the financial crisis some eight and a half years ago and has been hitting new records of late, at some point stock prices will tumble big time, as they have many times in the past.

Bonds aren’t as volatile as stocks, but they too are somewhat vulnerable in that bond prices go down when interest rates go up (although as with stock setbacks, no one knows for sure when or how much bond yields will rise).

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc.(KPTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Karyopharm Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KPTI) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Group lowered their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Karyopharm Therapeutics in a research note issued on Tuesday, May 15th. Jefferies Group analyst M. Raycroft now forecasts that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.77) for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of ($0.62). Jefferies Group has a “Buy” rating on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Karyopharm Therapeutics’ Q3 2018 earnings at ($0.71) EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.78) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($3.03) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($2.66) EPS, FY2020 earnings at ($1.05) EPS, FY2021 earnings at ($0.74) EPS and FY2022 earnings at $0.73 EPS.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KPTI) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform and the price target was cut to $19 from $20 (versus a $19.06 prior close) at Wedbush Securities. The firm updated its investment model for the companys offering and for a somewhat shorter duration of therapy based on the STORM duration of response of 4.4 months.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Karyopharm Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KPTI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 15th. The company reported ($0.80) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.66) by ($0.14). The business had revenue of $1.53 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.26 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.65) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3163.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Karyopharm Therapeutics will post -2.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Dillard's, Inc.(DDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Some reasons for my bearishness on retail stocks:

    Higher Energy Prices. Oil prices have rallied dramatically and back to 2014 levels, rising from about $35 a barrel in early 2016 to around $67 Thursday. That’s bad news for U.S. retailers, as rising oil prices historically squeeze consumer disposable incomes. That’s one reason why I’ve been consistently raising my short exposure to retail and plan to continue doing so. Shaky Same-Store Sales Growth. Recent improvements to same-store sales at Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) , Urban Outfitters (URBN) , Dillard’s (DDS) , Gap Inc. (GPS) and Macy’s (M) come against downgraded expectations, and might not be sustainable anyway. No Deal for Nordstrom (JWN) . The Nordstrom family has apparently abandoned plans to take its namesake company private. I had expressed concerns that this would happen. Higher Interest Rates. A rise in the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) has recently accelerated. That’s bad news for retailers, as many variable-rate consumer debts (particularly mortgages) key off of the LIBOR. This will likely put a damper on mortgage refinancings — something that many see as an important ingredient for personal-consumption expenditures.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    A day later, Macy’s smaller rival Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) followed with its own solid earnings report. The better-than-expected results and a recent analyst upgrade have helped power a roughly 13% rally in Dillard’s stock over the past week.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wall Street brokerages predict that Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) will post earnings of ($0.52) per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for Dillard’s’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.31) and the lowest estimate coming in at ($0.72). Dillard’s posted earnings of ($0.58) per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 10.3%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, August 9th.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares jumped 113.5 percent to $0.6737 after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares rose 35.34 percent to close at $3.32.
    Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW) shares gained 30.36 percent to $3.65.
    Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XTNT) shares jumped 25.6 percent to $7.4701 after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for InTice™-C Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody System.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares surged 20 percent to $2.495.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) surged 17.04 percent to $2.61.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 15 percent to $8.32 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the development of next generation interactive educational activities.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) gained 15 percent to $3.39.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 13.7 percent to $49.64. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    FRONTEO, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEO) shares rose 11.8 percent to $20.956.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares jumped 11.1 percent to $3.38.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) rose 10.6 percent to $7.41.
    NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares gained 9 percent to $2.32.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) rose 7.6 percent to $24.19. Northcoast Research upgraded Kelly Services from Neutral to Buy.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $33.70. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) gained 5.5 percent to $32.56. KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx from Sector Weight to Overweight.
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:
  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    On Monday, top department store stocks including Macy’s (NYSE:M), Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS), Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS), and J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) lost roughly 3% to 4%. The catalyst was a negative analyst report.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eight brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $78.25.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Jagged Peak Energy Inc. (JAG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    Jagged Peak Energy stock opened at $14.25 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.35, a quick ratio of 0.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22. Jagged Peak Energy has a 1-year low of $11.21 and a 1-year high of $16.55. The company has a market capitalization of $2,993.81, a P/E ratio of 54.81 and a beta of -1.13.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    JAGGED PEAK ENERGY INC. (NYSE:JAG) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 11, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET

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Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TE Connectivity Ltd.(TEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. lifted its stake in shares of TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE:TEL) by 0.9% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,295,222 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,957 shares during the quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s holdings in TE Connectivity were worth $129,394,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is one of 61 publicly-traded companies in the “Data processing & preparation” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Zynga to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) shares made a small gain on Wednesday after Wedbush said that it can see this stock making about a 50% run over the next year and that a turnaround is underway.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: National Steel Corporation(SID)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Daiwa Securities Group Inc. reduced its stake in shares of Companhia Sider煤rgica Nacional (NYSE:SID) by 10.2% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 374,200 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 42,600 shares during the quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc.’s holdings in Companhia Sider煤rgica Nacional were worth $984,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Mid cap fabless semiconductor stock Marvell Technology Group Ltd (NASDAQ: MRVL) reported Q2 fiscal 2018 earnings after the Thursday market close with results beating Wall Street expectations. Q2 revenue was $604.750 million (which exceeded the midpoint of the Company’s guidance provided on May 25, 2017) versus $597.346 million. GAAP net income from continuing operations was $165.259 million versus $51.305 million. The CEO commented:

“I am pleased to report that our second quarter results demonstrated Marvell’s continued transformation as a company, achieving revenue above the midpoint of our guidance, improved profitability and continued return of capital to shareholders. I’m proud of our team — in a competitive environment, we are delivering innovative solutions that our customers clearly value.”

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: American Superconductor Corporation(AMSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    American Superconductor Corp.(Nasdaq: AMSC), based in Massachusetts, manufactures two-megawatt wind turbines and supplies for the construction of electrical power grids.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Amtech Systems Inc.(ASYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Amtech Systems from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, April 16th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $14.88.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: HubSpot, Inc.(HUBS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Lately, on Industry Focus: Tech, we’ve focused on the megacap businesses that have been dominating the news — at the cost of shedding some light on smaller companies with massive growth potential. In this week’s episode, host Dylan Lewis talks with Fool.com contributorBrian Feroldi about three ultra-compelling small-cap tech companies: HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS), AppFolio (NASDAQ:APPF), and Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS) had its price objective upped by investment analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from $110.00 to $115.00 in a research note issued to investors on Monday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the software maker’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price target would indicate a potential upside of 4.50% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    HubSpotInc. (NYSE: HUBS) was downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital Markets.

    Insmed Inc. (NASDAQ: INSM) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse.

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Cloud-based sales and marketing platform specialist HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS) saw its total sales spike 39% in the first quarter to $114.6 million. That outpaced the high end of the company’s own revenue guidance for the quarter by more than $4 million. The company said that strong growth was driven by both expanding subscription and professional services sales.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 10, 2018 4:30 p.m. ET

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    Prepared Remarks:

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Rexnord Corporation(RXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $3.10 billion.
    Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RXN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $551.94 million.
    Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $423.13 million.
    Switch, Inc. (NYSE: SWCH) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $99.83 million.
    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $579.85 million.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $119.06 million.
    Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $68.14 million.
    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRNA) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.87 million.
    VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $130.00 million.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $45.38 million.
    Restoration Robotics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIR) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.17 per share on revenue of $5.93 million.
    YogaWorks, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOGA) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.22 per share on revenue of

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rexnord (NYSE:RXN) announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The industrial products company reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39 by ($0.01), reports. Rexnord had a net margin of 8.29% and a return on equity of 13.05%.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is one of 61 publicly-traded companies in the “Data processing & preparation” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Zynga to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) shares made a small gain on Wednesday after Wedbush said that it can see this stock making about a 50% run over the next year and that a turnaround is underway.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Harte-Hanks, Inc.(HHS)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Harte Hanks (NYSE:HHS) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Friday morning.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Qorvo, Inc.(QRVO)

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    TSMC fell 5.7% on Wednesday in response to the news. Apple, which relies on TSMC to manufacture its A-series system-on-chips (SoCs) and various other chips, fell 2.8%. iPhone/iPad chip suppliers such as Cirrus Logic (CRUS) , Broadcom (AVGO) , Skyworks (SWKS) and Qorvo (QRVO) , some of which also rely on TSMC, registered 3%-plus drops.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:

    Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE)
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN)
    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR)
    II-VI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IIVI)
    Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI)
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS)
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI)
    Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO)
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
    Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ: AVGO)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH trimmed its stake in shares of Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) by 55.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 5,956 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 7,553 shares during the quarter. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH’s holdings in Qorvo were worth $420,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ServiceNow, Inc.(NOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Zendesk (ZEN) : “Companies love working with them. I like ServiceNow (NOW) but this could be one of our cloud kings too.”

    Box (BOX) : “I still believe in them and that stock goes higher.”

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment of the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill and senior Fool analysts Jason Moser, David Kretzmann, and Jeff Fischer respond to a listener from across the pond who is feeling enthusiastic about ServiceNow(NYSE:NOW)and wants their views on the growing company and its enterprise software peers. They weigh in on the investment thesis.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is another red-hot momentum stock that has had an outstanding year.ServiceNow Inc. (NYSE: NOW) develops and sells a hosted, subscription-based suite of services designed to automate various IT department functions, such as help desk, operations management and change/release management.

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    But Amazon and Facebook aren’t even the cheapest of the FANG stocks. That honor goes to Alphabet, another Cramer favorite. He also noted strong earnings from cloud king Service Now (NOW) , up 4.5%, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) , up 13.7% and Intel (INTC) .

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is themostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: The Rubicon Project, Inc.(RUBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rubicon Project (NYSE:RUBI) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Attunity Ltd.(ATTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Acxiom Corporation(ACXM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Acxiom Corp. (NASDAQ: ACXM) traded down more than 33% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $18.60 after closing Wednesday at $28.05. The stock’s 52-week high is $32.93. Volume was about 25 times the daily average of around 600,000 shares. The company is being hammered after social media giant Facebook said it would change its relationship with data brokers.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ: ACXM) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $239.88 million.

    PetIQ, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETQ) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $108.58 million.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Silicom Ltd(SILC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Finally, Cramer said that Silicom (SILC) is an interesting concept with real earnings, and an attractive valuation at just 18 times earnings. However, the company is small, which mean investors need to be careful. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) and Silicom (NASDAQ:SILC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: GlobalSCAPE, Inc.(GSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) fell 32.7 percent to $13.25 in pre-market trading after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 15.7 percent to $12.30 in pre-market trading. Subsea 7 confirmed a $7.00 per share proposal to acquire Mcdermott, pending termination of merger agreement with CB&I.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 9 percent to $3.65 in pre-market trading after rising 11.39 percent on Friday.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) fell 8 percent to $88.36 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter on Monday.
    SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) fell 7.1 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading.
    Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK) shares fell 5.9 percent to $2.88 in pre-market trading after declining 3.16 percent on Friday.
    Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) shares fell 5.5 percent to $12.25 in pre-market trading.
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares fell 5.1 percent to $2.96 in pre-market trading after rising 76.27 percent on Friday.
    GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE: GSB) fell 5.1 percent to $3.57 in pre-market trading.
    Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (NYSE: FMS) shares fell 4.1 percent to $49.93 in pre-market trading.
    Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) fell 4.1 percent to $9.75 in pre-market trading. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey downgraded Oasis Petroleum from Hold to Sell

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is one of 61 publicly-traded companies in the “Data processing & preparation” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Zynga to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

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"I remember when the Dow hit 1,000, and then 2,000," a friend in his 70s told me last month at lunch…   "Now the Dow's near 20,000. That's scary."   This friend is no dummy… He founded a major corporation that traded on the stock market. He had tens of thousands of employees. His net worth hit nine figures.   And he's scared. I get that… We're in uncharted territory. But I have a positive message today:   Stocks can go much higher this year. And there are two major reasons why.   Let me explain them both…   First, fearing new highs simply doesn't make sense. But I do understand why it happens.   If prices hit a new all-time high, then they only have two potential places to go… somewhere they've already been, or somewhere they've never been.

best securities to invest in: Select Medical Holdings Corporation(SEM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Select Medical Holdings (SEM) : “I’d go with the best and that’s HCA Holdings (HCA) .”

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    Cramer was bearish on Oclaro (OCLR) , Stratasys (SSYS) , Washington Prime Group (WPG) and Select Medical Holdings (SEM) .

    No-Huddle Offense 

    In his “No-Huddle Offense” segment, Cramer proclaimed that it’s a fallacy to think that a low price/earnings multiple always means a stock is too cheap. Sometimes, the earnings estimates are simply too high.

best securities to invest in: Ducommun Incorporated(DCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
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best securities to invest in: Agenus Inc.(AGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) shares traded up 5.6% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $3.44 and last traded at $3.60. 39,070 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 97% from the average session volume of 1,431,827 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.41.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) dropped 9.8% during trading on Monday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The stock traded as low as $3.30 and last traded at $3.32. Approximately 2,421,286 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 53% from the average daily volume of 1,586,724 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.68.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Harnessing the power of the immune system to fight cancer is a big deal and Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) looks like a great way to follow the trend. This stock trades like a small-cap biotech, but a couple of candidates coming through its pipeline could help push annual revenue past the $1 billion mark. Plus, by this time next year, the company could have half a dozen or so new candidates in clinical trials.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Attention bargain shoppers: There could be some deals in aisle biotech.Agenus Inc.(NASDAQ:AGEN)andRegeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN) dished out some disappointing losses in recent months, but the market’s reaction to recent events seems a bit overdone.

best securities to invest in: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Zynga (ZNGA)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is one of 61 publicly-traded companies in the “Data processing & preparation” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Zynga to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

best securities to invest in: Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.(SRNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By William Romov]

    San Diego-based Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: SRNE) develops drugs to treat certain types of cancer and chronic cancer pain.

    On Jan. 6, company officials will present a new proprietary technology for the treatment of cancer. Analysts are calling this new technology a potential “game-changer.”

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    Sorrento Therapeutics (SRNE) : “This is the kind of speculative stock that I like.”

    Geron (GERN) : “Let’s stick with high quality like Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) .”

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Spotify (SPOT) , Alkermes (ALKS) , Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) , Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) , Sorrento Therapeutics (SRNE) , NVIDIA (NVDA) , Nucor, Eli Lilly (LLY) and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) .

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

September 30, 2016: Here are four stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among 40 equities making new 52-week lows in Friday’s session.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (NASDAQ: CTSH) dropped more than 17% on Friday to post a new 52-week low of $45.44 after closing at $55.00 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $69.80. Volume was more than 10 times the daily average of around 4.2 million shares. The company’s president has been replaced as an investigation into possible corruption charges begins.

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) lost about 0.6% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $44.10 after closing Thursday at $44.37. The 52-week high is $56.34. Volume of around 36 million was about 60% above the daily average of around 22 million shares traded. The company had no specific news, and that should come as a relief to management, employees, and stockholders.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) dropped about 1.1% on Friday to post a new 52-week low of $45.76 against a 52-week high of $66.55. Volume of nearly 11 million was around double the daily average of 6 million shares traded. The stock closed at $46.29 on Thursday night. The drug maker had no specific news Friday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Zynga (ZNGA)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is one of 61 publicly-traded companies in the “Data processing & preparation” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Zynga to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.(TSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund, Leo Sun, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Read on to see why you should forget about bitcoin and Ethereum in favor ofTaiwan Semiconductor(NYSE:TSM),eBay(NASDAQ:EBAY), andIntuitive Surgical(NASDAQ:ISRG) — at least when it comes to serious investments for the long term.

  • [By Steve Miller]

    On Thursday, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) fell by nearly 3%, after Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE: TSM) gave a weak revenue forecast for its June quarter, which investors imlied would affect iPhone 8 sales negatively. Also, the Philadelphia Fed released data for its April manufacturing index of 23.2, compared to estimates of 20.8.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    I believe, then, that if Facebook is successful in deploying its own artificial intelligence/machine-learning chip, it’ll likely tap contract chip manufacturing giantTaiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company(NYSE:TSM) to manufacture the chips (since TSMC’s manufacturing technology is arguably the best in the industry, and its track record is superb).

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    Judging by the speculation and the news flowing out of the chip space, Action Alerts PLUS holding Apple (AAPL) may have to wait a bit before breaking through the $1 trillion market cap level. The commentary out of chip supplier Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) , a company that counts Apple, Qualcomm (QCOM) and Nvidia (NVDA) as customers, that current quarter sales will be about $1 billion less than analysts’ estimates pressured most of the tech space.

  • [By ]

    The markets saw red on Thursday, as shares of Action Alerts PLUS holdings Apple (AAPL)   and Nvidia (NVDA) , Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) , Micron (MU) and many others all declined. The interest rate watch is on, as are concerns that inflation could gain steam sooner than expected.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    The A12 should bring a big leap in performance and efficiency compared to the company’s prior generation A11 Bionic chip, thanks to design improvements by Apple coupled with a migration toTaiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s (NYSE:TSM) new 7-nanometer chip manufacturing technology.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Paylocity Holding Corporation(PCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Lately, on Industry Focus: Tech, we’ve focused on the megacap businesses that have been dominating the news — at the cost of shedding some light on smaller companies with massive growth potential. In this week’s episode, host Dylan Lewis talks with Fool.com contributorBrian Feroldi about three ultra-compelling small-cap tech companies: HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS), AppFolio (NASDAQ:APPF), and Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY).

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    Deutsche Bank upgraded Michael Kors (NYSE: KORS) from Hold to Buy
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    Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY) is looking to change all of that. The company’s cloud-based platform was built from the ground up to provide users with an easy-to-use, mobile-focused solution. Paylocity has been grabbing market share away from the industry giants ever since.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Broadcom Corporation(BRCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCM) traded down about 1.4% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $222.00 after closing Thursday at $225.25. The stock’s 52-week high is $285.68. Volume totaled around 3.9 million, just under the daily average of about 4.1 million. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: AXT Inc(AXTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    Gallium Arsenide Global Market Players by 2023- Sumitomo Electric, AXT and China Crystal Technologies (newspharmaceuticals.com) TheStreet Downgrades AXT (AXTI) to C+ (americanbankingnews.com) Is this stock is Overbought? AXT, Inc. (AXTI) (stockquote.review) What Investors Should Know? AXT, Inc. (AXTI) (mostvolatilestocks.com) Community rallies around valley high school, putting on its first musical in 20 years (yourcentralvalley.com)

    Several analysts have recently issued reports on AXTI shares. BidaskClub upgraded AXT from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. Dougherty & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of AXT in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. B. Riley decreased their price target on AXT from $8.75 to $8.25 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded AXT from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 1st. Finally, BWS Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of AXT in a research note on Tuesday, April 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $10.44.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.(CDNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS) jumped on Tuesday after the provider of design solutions for integrated circuits and electronic devices reported its first-quarter results. The company beat analyst estimates for both revenue and earnings, and it provided guidance that came in above analyst expectations. As of 1 p.m. EDT, the stock was up about 9.5%.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose
  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Southwest Airlines Inc. (NYSE: LUV) canceled flights across the country in order to inspect the engines of 40 different airplanes. The inspections come a week after a mid-air engine explosion caused the first U.S. air fatality since 2009. Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon breaks down the aftermath of the accident, and explains what it means for both Southwest and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA).
    The price of Bitcoin pushed back toward $9,000 as the post-tax season breakout continues for the cryptocurrency markets. The total value of the global cryptocurrency market topped $400 billion this morning, a significant recovery from the massive downturn that occurred in the first quarter. As we explained on Saturday, now may be the best time to buy Bitcoin since July 2013. That month was when Money MorningDefense and Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson went on live television with a bold prediction forBitcoin (BTC), which would be followed by 25,351% gains at the peak of the cryptocurrency’s run. Find out where Bitcoin is heading next, right here.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: GOOGL, LUV, HAS
    Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) leads another busy day of earnings reports on Monday. Wall Street anticipates that the online media giant will report earnings per share (EPS) of $9.21 on top of $24.29 billion in revenue.
    Hasbro Inc. (NYSE: HAS) slumped more than 7.6% in pre-market hours after the company reported earnings. The toymaker reported adjusted EPS of $0.10, well short of the $0.33 expected on Wall Street. The firm also reported weaker-than-expected revenue for the quarter. The firm named Toys ‘R Us as a central reason for poor showing – the company recently liquidated its stores, impacting Hasbro Inc.’s (Nasdaq: HAS) bottom lines.
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares rose 15.2 percent to $31.90 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) rose 12.4 percent to $41.30 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGLE) rose 10.8 percent to $8.75 in pre-market trading.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 8.8 percent to $11.05 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) rose 7.3 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 6.9 percent to $7.00 in pre-market trading after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALL) rose 6.5 percent to $10.68 in pre-market trading.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 5.2 percent to $20.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.53 percent on Monday.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose 5 percent to $91.16 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 5 percent to $167.98 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that Takeda is nearing a preliminary agreement to acquire Shire after sweetened bid.
    Outfront Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT) shares rose 5 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) rose 4.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.80 percent on Monday.
    SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) rose 3.7 percent to $109.80 in pre-market trading after the company posted strong quarterly results and raised its outlook for the year.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) shares rose 3.7 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.45 percent on Monday.
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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Leidos Holdings, Inc.(LDOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in shares of Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) by 11.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 213,155 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after purchasing an additional 22,482 shares during the quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank owned 0.14% of Leidos worth $13,939,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) was maintained as Buy butremoved from the Conviction Buy list at Goldman Sachs.

    Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) already was rated as Buy at Goldman Sachs, but now the defense contractor has been added to the prized Conviction Buy List, with a $410 price target (versus a $317.13 close).

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Square, Inc.(SQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Payment-processing and financial technology company Square (NYSE:SQ) announced that it has agreed to buy Weebly, a website-building service, for $365 million in a cash and stock deal. This could help Square accelerate its growth in two key ways — e-commerce sales volume and international expansion.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ) was reiterated as Overweight and the price target was raised to $55 from $52 at KeyBanc Capital Markets. Square was up 1.6% at $51.46 on Friday and was indicated up 1.4% at $52.20 on Monday. The consensus analyst target is closer to $49.

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    Schulman said that while he is a big believer in blockchain technology, PayPal and its mobile payments platform Venmo does not offer cryptocurrency exchange to protect its users, unlike competitors like Square’s (SQ) Cash app.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Logitech International S.A.(LOGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
    Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) insider Marcel Stolk sold 60,381 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.08, for a total value of $2,420,070.48. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 70,928 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,842,794.24. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Below we’ll look at three companies –Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI), and Skechers USA (NYSE:SKX)– that grew by at least 400% over that period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware raised its stake in Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) by 7.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 30,741 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,017 shares during the period. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware’s holdings in Logitech were worth $1,129,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sphere 3D Corp.(ANY)

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    ANY stock traded down $0.03 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $0.44. 4,003 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,270,410. Sphere 3D has a 1-year low of $0.44 and a 1-year high of $0.46. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.39 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.33 and a beta of 2.40.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) fell by more than 48% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.57 after closing at $1.10 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $7.25. Volume of about 5.3 million was more than 10 times the daily average. Another secondary stock offering. This time 3.3 million shares plus warrants at $0.70.

Zynga (ZNGA) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.03 Per Share

Equities analysts expect that Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) will report earnings of $0.03 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Five analysts have made estimates for Zynga’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.02 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.03. Zynga posted earnings of $0.02 per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 50%. The business is scheduled to report its next earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st.

On average, analysts expect that Zynga will report full year earnings of $0.13 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.12 to $0.15. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report earnings of $0.18 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.14 to $0.23. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow Zynga.

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Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 2nd. The company reported $0.02 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.02. The business had revenue of $208.23 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $204.05 million. Zynga had a return on equity of 2.57% and a net margin of 4.77%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted ($0.01) earnings per share.

ZNGA has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Zynga from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 13th. BidaskClub cut Zynga from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 20th. Wedbush set a $6.00 price target on Zynga and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Credit Suisse Group upped their price target on Zynga from $3.80 to $4.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $5.00 price target on shares of Zynga in a research report on Sunday, February 11th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $4.24.

Shares of ZNGA opened at $3.90 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $3.29 billion, a PE ratio of 130.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.22 and a beta of 0.50.

In related news, COO Matthew S. Bromberg sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, April 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.57, for a total transaction of $71,400.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 340,056 shares in the company, valued at $1,213,999.92. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Ellen F. Siminoff sold 12,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, April 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.52, for a total value of $42,240.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 229,321 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $807,209.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 56,000 shares of company stock valued at $202,680 in the last quarter. 11.87% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Federated Investors Inc. PA grew its holdings in Zynga by 7.3% during the 1st quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 204,096 shares of the company’s stock valued at $747,000 after buying an additional 13,815 shares in the last quarter. Bourgeon Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in Zynga by 147.1% during the 4th quarter. Bourgeon Capital Management LLC now owns 25,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 15,000 shares in the last quarter. Sawtooth Solutions LLC grew its holdings in Zynga by 98.6% during the 4th quarter. Sawtooth Solutions LLC now owns 36,515 shares of the company’s stock valued at $146,000 after buying an additional 18,131 shares in the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System grew its holdings in Zynga by 2.2% during the 4th quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 1,293,875 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,176,000 after buying an additional 27,744 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Crow Point Partners LLC purchased a new position in Zynga during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $114,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 72.35% of the company’s stock.

Zynga Company Profile

Zynga Inc develops, markets, and operates social games as live services in the United States and internationally. The company's games are played on mobile platforms, such as iOS and Android operating systems, as well as on social networking sites, including Facebook. It also provides advertising services comprising mobile and display ads, engagement ads and offers, and branded virtual goods and sponsorships to advertising agencies and brokers; and software licensing and maintenance services related to NaturalMotion technology, as well as licenses its own brands.

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Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2018

The headlines have been buzzing these past few days over reports that global tech giant Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) might be considering moving some of its iPhone production from China to the US. The original report comes from a respectable Japanese publication, and at least on the surface seems somewhat logical in light of Donald Trump’s surprise win in the US presidential election.

After all, Trump, among other things, has been quite vocal on getting companies like Apple to manufacture in the US. He’s also promised to slap a generic 45 percent tariff on goods made in China. Never mind that goods imported from China and elsewhere fall under a wide range of categories, each subject to different tariff rates. Trump is known for throwing out random thoughts, even when they’re far from practical or connected with reality.

But the most striking thing about the latest reports is the timing. According to the reports, which all trace back to an article printed in the Nikkei Asian Review, Apple actually asked one of its top iPhone makers, Taiwan’s Foxconn, to explore the possibility of US-based production back in June (English article). That was well before Donald Trump had even won the Republican presidential nomination and when few were giving him a serious chance of becoming president.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: 8×8 Inc(EGHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Telecommunications services shares climbed 0.56 percent in trading on Thursday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ: FTR), and 8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT).

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of 8×8 (NASDAQ:EGHT) rose 26.6% in 2016, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

    So what

    The provider of internet-based voice and communications services put together a remarkable financial record last year. 8X8 beat Wall Street’s earnings and sales estimates handily in each one of the year’s quarterly reports,citing strong organic revenue growth among larger customers along the way. Large-scale corporate customers accounted for 53% of the company’s total sales in the recently reported second quarter, and these big clients are also showing strong loyalty to the 8×8 brand by renewing their service contracts.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows small cap magicJack VocalTec Ltd underperforming versus VOIP related peers Vonage Holdings Corp (NYSE: VG)and 8×8, Inc (NASDAQ: EGHT) which have been volatile, but have been heading higher:

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: ChannelAdvisor Corporation(ECOM )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    ChannelAdvisor Corp (NASDAQ: ECOM) shares dropped 24 percent to $10.85 following Q4 results. ChannelAdvisor reported Q4 net income of $5.8 million on revenue of $31.8 million.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: Liquidity Services Inc.(LQDT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Liquidity Services Inc. (NASDAQ: LQDT) was raised to Buy from Underperform, and the price target was raised up to $45 from $28.50, at Merrill Lynch.

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Liquidity Service (LQDT) is an online auction marketplace for surplus and salvage assets. This stock closed up 14.9% at $34.44 in Monday’s trading session.

    Monday’s Volume: 1.60 million

    Three-Month Average Volume: 402,622

    Volume % Change: 336%

    From a technical perspective, LQDT skyrocketed higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $30.94 with strong upside volume. This move briefly saw shares of LQDT trend back above its 200-day moving average at $34.60, before it closed just below that level at $34.44. Shares of LQDT are now quickly moving within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if LQDT manages to take out Monday’s intraday high of $35.21 and then once it clears some more near-term overhead resistance at $35.71 with high volume.

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in LQDT as long as it’s trending above $32.67 or above $31.60 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 402,622 shares. If we get that breakout soon, then LQDT will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $38 to $40.90.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ALNY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Dier-Scalise]

    On Thursday, the Vetr crowd downgraded Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNY) from 4.5 stars (Strong Buy), which was issued two days ago, to 3.5 stars (Hold). Crowd sentiment for Alnylam at the time of the downgrade was edging positive, with 66 percent of Vetr user rating bullish.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Yesterday, after markets closed, it was announced that US Federal District Court Judge Sue Robinson ruled to issue a permanent injunction against Praluent, the PCSK9 mAb for hypercholesterolemia from partners Regeneron and Sanofi, due to infringement of patents from Amgen. The court has imposed a 30-day suspension (stay) on the injunction to allow for settlement or appeal of the District Court decision. Sanofi and Regeneron have announced their intent to appeal the ruling to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). The injunction decision is consistent with our counter-consensus published views communicated on 25 January 2016 (“Downgrade to Sell on evidence of likely infringement of Amgen’s PCSK9 patents”) and subsequently. Based on consultation with expert legal counsel, we now put >75% probability Amgen will prevail on appeal and/or Praluent is ultimately removed from the US market, and/or Amgen achieves a settlement substantially in its favor. We currently model $3.3 bn in non-risk-adjusted 2022E US revenues for Praluent, while consensus models $1.2 bn in 2022E US revenues. We reiterate our view from 25 January 2016 to preferentially own Amgen, The Medicines Company (MDCO) (Buy), and Alnylam (ALNY) (Buy) over Regeneron for exposure to PCSK9 inhibitor market dynamics as outcomes trials approach.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Treating diseases that have a genetic component by altering the expression of the responsible genes is a promising new field of medicine, but it has been much less straightforward than biopharmaceutical companies had expected. Two contenders in this area, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) and Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS), saw a mix of setbacks and success in 2016.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNY) shares shot up 53 percent to $114.87 after the company impressed investors with encouraging data from a phase 3 clinical trial. Alnylam, a company dedicated towards treating a wide range of debilitating diseases through ribonucleic acid (RNA) interference (RNAi) therapeutics, said after Tuesday's market close that a phase 3 study called APOLLO met its primary efficacy endpoint and all secondary endpoints.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) jumped as much as 14.5% today after announcing earnings after the bell yesterday. As a development-stage biotech, it wasn’t the revenue or the earnings that caused the spike, but the progression of Allnylam’s pipeline.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    For instance, in his previous startup, Vostu (often dubbed the Zynga Inc (NASDAQ: ZNGA) of Latin America), Recchia had to open an office in the U.S. in order to access top-notch talent in business analytics.

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    What could have gone wrong? Cramer said investors only need to remember the IPOs of Facebook (FB) , Twitter (TWTR) , Groupon (GRPN) and Zynga (ZNGA) . All of these IPOs made the markets look fragile and, yes, rigged. But today, the market avoided four major pitfalls.

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Most tech companies opt to have the dual class structure with the primary motive of retaining voting control. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB), Zynga Inc (NASDAQ: ZNGA), Groupon Inc (NASDAQ: GRPN) and Box Inc (NYSE: BOX) are a few companies who went the dual class stock structure way.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Glu Mobile and peer Zynga Inc (NASDAQ: ZNGA)all over the place for investors and savvy traders who could have profitably traded theirshares:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    According to the Financial Times, a total of 13 companies, including Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) and Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) saw shares rise to $123. For Zynga, that represented a 3,000% boost; for Sears, a 1,000% surge. Four companies, including Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) fell more than 85% as a result of the glitch.