Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2016

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CNBC Options Action's Dan Nathan spoke on the show about unusually high options activity in SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSE: GLD). He said call options volume was three times higher than the put options volume.

When the ETF was trading at $120, one trade caught Nathan's attention.There was a buyer of 20,000 contracts of the May 130/138 call spread for $0.38. The breakeven for the trade is at $130.38, or 8.6 percent higher from the current price.

Nathan added that the open interest in SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) is levered toward calls and contracts with the highest open interest are the September 125 calls, June 125 calls and May 125 calls.

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Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2016: Novo Nordisk A/S(NVO)

 

Novo Nordisk A/S, a healthcare company, engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of pharmaceutical products worldwide. It operates in two segments, Diabetes Care and Biopharmaceuticals. The Diabetes Care segment covers insulins, GLP-1 analog, obesity, and oral antidiabetic drugs, as well as other protein related products comprising glucagon, protein related delivery systems, and needles. The Biopharmaceuticals segment offers products in the areas of haemophilia care, growth hormone therapy, and hormone replacement therapy. The company markets and distributes its products through its subsidiaries, distributors, and independent agents. Novo Nordisk A/S has a collaboration agreement with the Langer Laboratory for the development of next-generation drug delivery devices; and collaboration and licensing agreement with Ablynx nv to discover and develop novel multi-specific Nanobody drug candidates. The compa ny was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Bagsvaerd, Denmark.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Charles Carlson, CEO and Portfolio Manager, Horizon Investment Services]

    For investors looking for growth but also income, I especially like three health-care related stocksFresenius Medical (FMS), Novo Nordisk (NVO), and Smith & Nephew (SNN).

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

 

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, technology shares fell by 0.32 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MITK), down 13 percent, and Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: FORTY), down 8 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

Top 5 Industrial Conglomerate Companies To Own For 2016: Diana Shipping inc.(DSX)

 

Diana Shipping Inc. provides shipping transportation services. The company transports a range of dry bulk cargoes, including commodities, such as iron ore, coal, grain, and other materials in shipping routes through its ownership of dry bulk vessels worldwide. As of May 11, 2016, it operated a fleet of 46 dry bulk vessels comprising 2 Newcastlemax, 14 Capesize, 3 Post-Panamax, 4 Kamsarmax, and 23 Panamax vessels. The company was formerly known as Diana Shipping Investments Corp. and changed its name to Diana Shipping Inc. in February 2005. Diana Shipping Inc. was founded in 1999 and is based in Athens, Greece.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nickey Friedman]

    Diana Shipping (NYSE: DSX  ) is pure investment in dry shipping. The company transports dry bulk cargoes worldwide, including commodities such as iron ore, coal, grain, and other materials. Analysts have yet to respond to the rate increases, but no doubt more of them will be raising their 2014 EPS estimates shortly. Diana Shipping trades around 20% below book value now; back in its heyday, it traded north of $40 per share.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2016: Lincoln National Corporation(LNC)

 

Lincoln National Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in multiple insurance and retirement businesses in the United States. It operates through four segments: Annuities, Retirement Plan Services, Life Insurance, and Group Protection. The company sells a range of wealth protection, accumulation, and retirement income products and solutions. Its products include fixed and indexed annuities, variable annuities, universal life insurance (UL), variable universal life insurance (VUL), linked-benefit UL, term life insurance, indexed universal life insurance, and employer-sponsored retirement plans and services, as well as group life, disability, and dental products. Lincoln National Corporation also provides various plan investment vehicles, including individual and group variable annuities, group fixed annuities, and mutual fund-based programs; single and survivorship versions of UL and VUL, including corporate-owned UL an d VUL, and bank-owned UL and VUL insurance products; and group non-medical insurance products, principally term life, universal life, disability, dental, vision, accident, and critical illness insurance to the employer market place through various forms of contributory and non-contributory plans. The company distributes its products through consultants, brokers, planners, agents, financial advisors, third-party administrators, and other intermediaries. Lincoln National Corporation was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The twenty stocks in Worth’s basket are: Ameriprise Financial (AMP) Bank of America, Banner (BANR), Citigroup, Citizens Financial Group (CFG), East West Bancorp (EWBC), First NBC Bank Holding (FNBC), HFF (HF), KeyCorp(KEY), Legacy Texas Financial Group (LTXB), Lincoln National (LNC), Morgan Stanley, Old National Bancorp (ONB), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Principal Financial Group (PFG), Stifel Financial (SF), SVB Financial Group (SIVB), TCF Financial (TCB), and Wells Fargo.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2016: comScore Inc.(SCOR)

comScore, Inc. provides a range of digital analytics solutions primarily in the United States, Europe, and Canada. The company offers its customers with information regarding usage of their online properties and those of their competitors, coupled with information on consumer demographic characteristics, attitudes, lifestyles, and offline behavior solutions through its digital media measurement platforms. Its digital media measurement platforms consist of proprietary databases and a computational infrastructure that measures, analyzes, and reports on digital activity. The company also provides audience analytics tools that measure the size, behavior, and characteristics of Internet users on PCs, mobile devices, and tablets, as well as insight into online advertising; and advertising analytics products, such as AdEffx, Media Planner 2.0, and Campaign Essentials, which provide solutions for developing, executing, and evaluating online advertising campaigns, as well as valida ted campaign essentials that provide intelligence regarding validated impressions. In addition, it offers Web analytics products and solutions, as well as Web analytics platform that integrates data from multiple sources, including Web, mobile, video, and social media interactions; and mobile and network analytics products, such as comprehensive market intelligence and network solutions to mobile carriers with information on network optimization and capacity planning, customer experience, and market intelligence. The company serves Internet service providers, investment banks, media and digital agencies, consumer banks, wireless carriers, pharmaceutical makers, credit card issuers, and consumer packaged goods companies. comScore, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Cyclical consumer goods & services shares gained by 0.25 percent in trading on Friday. Top gainers in the sector included Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG), Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA), and COMSCORE, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR).

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2016: International Business Machines Corporation(IBM)

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. Its Global Technology Services segment provides IT infrastructure and business process services, including strategic outsourcing, process, integrated technology, and maintenance services, as well as technology-based support services. The company?s Global Business Services segment offers consulting and systems integration, and application management services. Its Software segment offers middleware and operating systems software, such as WebSphere software to integrate and manage business processes; information management software for database and enterprise content management, information integration, data warehousing, business analytics and intelligence, performance management, and predictive analytics; Tivoli software for identity management, data security, storage management, and datacenter automation; Lotus software for collaboration, messaging, and so cial networking; rational software to support software development for IT and embedded systems; business intelligence software, which provides querying and forecasting tools; SPSS predictive analytics software to predict outcomes and act on that insight; and operating systems software. Its Systems and Technology segment provides computing and storage solutions, including servers, disk and tape storage systems and software, point-of-sale retail systems, and microelectronics. The company?s Global Financing segment provides lease and loan financing to end users and internal clients; commercial financing to dealers and remarketers of IT products; and remanufacturing and remarketing services. It serves financial services, public, industrial, distribution, communications, and general business sectors. The company was formerly known as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. and changed its name to International Business Machines Corporation in 1924. IBM was founded in 1910 and is base d in Armonk, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WALLSTCHEATSHEET.COM]

    IBM is a global technology company that provides essential products and services to companies and consumers worldwide. The company is currently undergoing some measures in order to improve the company. The stock has not done well in recent quarters and is now trading near lows for the year. Over the last four quarters, earnings have been rising while revenues have been declining which has not really pleased investors in the company. Relative to its peers and sector, IBM has been a weak year-to-date performer. WAIT AND SEE what IBM does in coming quarters.

  • [By Lisa Abramowicz]

    International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), the largest computer-services provider, sold $1.25 billion of seven-year notes in May at a record low coupon of 1.625 percent. That compares with a 5.7 percent rate on 10-year debt issued in 2007 by the Armonk, New York-based company.

  • [By Benjamin Shepherd] The US health care industry is among the heaviest regulated in the nation. Most health care-related companies must answer to federal, state and, in many cases, local regulators.

    That regulatory burden will only grow more complex, as myriad new rules under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” come into effect over the next few months. In just 22 days, the first insurance exchanges are supposed to come online. On January 1, the individual mandate and changes in coverage standards become effective.

    Many health care businesses and organizations were dragging their feet in complying with Obamacare’s provisions, waiting to see how the Supreme Court would come down on the law. The court didn’t rule on Obamacare until June 2012, a decision in which it upheld the law almost in its entirety.

    Given that delayed decision, a study conducted by the Government Accountability Office this past June found that only 44 perc ent of key activities required for full compliance had been completed, particularly where health insurance exchanges were concerned.

    As a result, there’s a massive scramble underway to achieve minimum compliance levels with the law. But there’s a paucity of workers with the requisite knowledge of federal and insurance regulations required to help companies and state governments navigate the labyrinth of regulations.

    That’s creating a lot of work for consultancies such as Huron Consulting Group (NSDQ: HURN), which focuses almost exclusively on the health care sector.

    While the company also works in the legal, financial, education and life sciences arenas, it primarily helps hospitals, health systems and physician groups reduce costs, maximize reimbursements from both federal and private insurers and transition towards the value-based care mandated under Obamacare. In future years, reimbursements will transition towards rewarding health c are organizations tha

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2016: East West Bancorp Inc.(EWBC)

East West Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for East West Bank, which provides a range of personal and commercial banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, business executives, professionals, and other individuals in California. It offers various deposit products, including personal and business checking and savings accounts, time deposits and individual retirement accounts, travelers? checks, safe deposit boxes, and MasterCard and Visa merchant deposit services. The company?s lending activities include commercial, multifamily residential real estate, trade finance, accounts receivable, small business administration, inventory, and working capital loans, as well as commercial real estate, construction, and single-family residential real estate loans. In addition, it provides financing to facilitate its clients? business transactions between Asia and the United States. Further, the company, through its other subsidiary, East West Insurance Servic es , Inc., offers business and consumer insurance services to the southern California market. As of October 19, 2011, it operated through a network of 130 locations worldwide. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Pasadena, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The twenty stocks in Worth’s basket are: Ameriprise Financial (AMP) Bank of America, Banner (BANR), Citigroup, Citizens Financial Group (CFG), East West Bancorp (EWBC), First NBC Bank Holding (FNBC), HFF (HF), KeyCorp(KEY), Legacy Texas Financial Group (LTXB), Lincoln National (LNC), Morgan Stanley, Old National Bancorp (ONB), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Principal Financial Group (PFG), Stifel Financial (SF), SVB Financial Group (SIVB), TCF Financial (TCB), and Wells Fargo.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2016: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

 

Twitter, Inc. operates as a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter that allows users to create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope and Vine, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live. It also provides promoted products and services, such as promoted tweets, promoted accounts, and promoted trends that enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services; and subscription access to its data feed for data partners. In addition, the company offers a set of tools, public APIs, and embeddable widgets for developers to contribute their content to its platform; syndicate and distribute Twitter content across their properties; and enhance their Websites and applications with Twitter content. Twitter, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California .

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By The Ticker Tape]

    Two technology giants are on tap Tuesday after the markets close and another one on Wednesday, ahead of the bell: Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB). What innovations are these social media and technology disruptors up to now?

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Friday marks the 10th anniversary of Twitter's (NYSE: TWTR) launch to the public. To celebrate the occasion, Benzinga took a look back at some of the most notable days in its history.

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Many exchange-traded funds know about the social media ETF, a fund that holds companies such as Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) and Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR). With Tuesday's debut of the Sprott Buzz Social Media Insights ETF (NYSE: BUZ), there is now an ETF targeting companies receiving bullish mentions and adulation on social media and other online media forums.

  • [By Manikandan Raman]

    For some investors, investing in social media can be confusing, particularly when opting between giants such as Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) and Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR).

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2016: Female Health Company (The)(FHCO)

 

The Female Health Company develops, manufactures, and markets consumer health care products. It offers the FC2 female condom that provides women dual protection against unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS. The company sells its products to global agencies, non-government organizations, ministries of health, and other government agencies directly, as well as through distribution agreements and other arrangements with commercial partners. It operates in South Africa, Angola, Uganda, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Malaysia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and internationally. The Female Health Company was founded in 1896 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Female Health Co (NASDAQ: FHCO) were down 15 percent to $1.46 as the company reported that it has entered into a merger agreement with Aspen Park Pharma.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2016: Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.(TYPE)

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides end-user and embedded text imaging solutions for use in print, Web, and mobile environments that enable people to create and consume content on various devices worldwide. It offers a collection of approximately 14,000 typefaces consisting of owned and licensed fonts; monotype, linotype, and ITC typeface libraries; custom font design services for corporate branding and identity purposes; and PCL 6 and Postscript 3 font collections. The company also provides font scaling, compression, and rasterizing technologies; text layout engines that enable consumer electronic devices to display multilingual text; printer driver kits, which enable printer manufacturers to create customized laser printer drivers; ColorSet imaging tools that give printer manufacturers control over color reproduction; and printer description languages. In addition, it offers Fontwise, a font license management solution that allows creative and business professionals to audit, manage, and purchase font licenses; FontExplorer, an X-font management software for managing and accessing fonts; and SpectraWorks, a graphical user interface development suite that consists a set of tools for developing embedded graphical user interfaces. Further, the company licenses its typefaces through various e-commerce Websites, including fonts.com, linotype.com, ascenderfonts.com, itcfonts.com, fontmarketplace.com, and webfonts.fonts.com. Its software technologies are deployed in a range of consumer electronics, including laser printers, digital copiers, mobile phones, navigation devices, digital cameras, e-book readers, digital televisions, set-top boxes, and consumer appliances, as well as in various software applications and operating systems. The company?s customers include consumer electronic device manufacturers, independent software vendors, and content creators. Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. is headquartered in Woburn, M assachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TYPE) was down, falling around 20 percent to $19.86 as the company reported the intent to buy Olapic for around $130 million.