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Raymond James says its employee channel now has a Tampa Bay complex in Florida, which will be led by Doug Brigman and support the growth strategies of some 100 financial advisors in the area.
Brigman, who joined the firm in 2008, most recently served as head of Fiduciary Services, coordinating the firm’s response and compliance with the Department of Labor fiduciary rule. He also led the Raymond James’ Cash and Lending Solutions group served as director of Private Client Group (PCG) Planning and Strategy.
“Raymond James has always enjoyed a strong presence locally, particularly given the proximity and access to the firm’s international headquarters” in St. Petersburg, said Patrick O’Connor, the Florida regional director for Raymond James & Associates, in a statement.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: B&G Foods, Inc.(BGS)
- [By Chris Lange]
B&G Foods Inc. (NYSE: BGS) madewaves late on Friday after the company announced its most recent acquisition. B&G has now acquired Victoria Fine Foods from Huron Capital Partners and other sellers for roughly $70 million in cash.
- [By Logan Wallace]
B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Investors acquired 2,993 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,339% compared to the average daily volume of 208 put options.
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares rose 35.8 percent to $3.00.
Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares surged 32 percent to $8.94 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) gained 29.6 percent to $24.62. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares rose 26.8 percent to $32.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) gained 25 percent to $7.185 after reporting strong quarterly results.
Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares climbed 23.7 percent to $122.87 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.2 percent to $8.4999 after reporting Q2 results.
Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) gained 22.2 percent to $41.27 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 22.2 percent to $57.955 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) jumped 19.7 percent to $6.12 after reporting Q1 results.
Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 16.4 percent to $21.00 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares rose 16.4 percent to $12.21 following Q1 earnings.
Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares gained 14.9 percent to $63.75 following Q1 results.
Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) shares climbed 14.5 percent to $23.98 folloiwng strong Q1 results.
B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) climbed 12.6 percent to $25.40 after reporting Q1 earnings.
HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY) shares gained 10 percent to $19.59 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7 percent to $10.09 following Q3 r
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.(MMP)
- [By Dustin Parrett]
Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE: MMP) is a $17.56 billion company that transports and distributes petroleum. MMP is shaping up to be one of the best 2017 oil stocks.
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
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- [By Matthew DiLallo]
Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP) is one of the bestmaster limited partnerships (MLPs) around. The oil and refined products pipeline and storage company boasts one of the top credit ratings and financial profiles in the sector. As a result, the company’s 5.6%-yielding distribution is on rock-solid ground.
- [By Max Byerly]
Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE: MMP) and Noble Midstream Partners (NYSE:NBLX) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.
- [By Danny Vena, Timothy Green, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]
With that in mind, we asked three Motley Fool investors to choose companies they believed would help baby boomers reach their goals. They offered convincing arguments for Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP), General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN).
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That means pipelines are equally busy carrying all that raw crude into these refineries and then carrying out gasoline, diesel and other finished products. So you’d think these would be boon times for Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE: MMP), which owns 10,000 miles of pipeline that connect with 50% of the nation’s refinery capacity.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: EQT Corporation(EQT)
- [By Joel South and Taylor Muckerman]
In today’s segment, Joel South talks about an intriguing development from EQT Corp. (NYSE: EQT ) and Green Field Services, where the companies drilled a multistage fracked natural gas well in the Marcellus shale using 100% field natural gas. Using natural gas from close wells instead ofdieselto power rigs could be another game changer as oil and gas companies continue to increase drilling efficiencies and thereby significantly lower costs.
- [By Paul Ausick]
EQT Corp. (NYSE: EQT) is rated Hold and the price target was lowered to $69. The 2017 EPS estimate was also lowered, from $1.54 to $0.68, and the 2018 estimate was raised from $1.26 to $1.65. Shares closed at $59.29 on Friday, in a 52-week range of $56.38 to $80.61. The consensus 12-month price target is $83.00.
- [By Gary Jakacky]
On the other hand, our economy shows more strength by the day. Oil prices remain stuck in a five year range. Natural gas prices are testing new lows: successful fracking techniques recently announced by EQT Corporation (EQT) in Seeking Alpha (10/17/2013 @ 2:29 PM on Market Currents) could cut over $1.5 billion from the costs of drilling for gas, as well as assuage "environmentalist" concerns about fracking. Fuel is a major cost for transportation companies. So maybe IYT can catch a third breath?
- [By elliottwave]
EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT) failed to make new highs and it’s now doing a double three correction from June 2016 peak which already reached the extreme area at $85.17 with enough number of swings to end that cycle. However in the short term, the stock can still extend toward the equal legs area $50.67 from December 2016 peak before buyers show up to resume the rally or bounce in 3 waves at least while holding above $47.10 low
Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) is still correcting an older cycle from August 2015 doing a flat structure from July 2016 peak and currently at the last leg of wave (C) that could ideally reach the equal legs area $79.88 – $76.72 before the stock start bouncing in 3 waves at least. The flat structure is tricky because it can always extend but XOM needs to hold above $66.55 to continue its multi-year bullish trend.
- [By Elizabeth Balboa]
The activist hedge fund’s latest 13F revealed a stake in Resolute Energy Corp (NYSE: REN), and on Monday, it announced a new position in EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT).
- [By Chris Lange]
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was EQT Corp. (NYSE: EQT) which traded down about 9% at $53.50. The stocks 52-week range is $52.67 to $80.61. Volume was over 21.5 million versus the daily average of 2.2 million shares.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Advantage Lithium Corp. (AVLIF)
- [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]
The other producing lithium miners, and soon to be producers. I have discussed these previously in detail here, here and here. Needless to say, the top 3 producers are non-pure plays (SQM (NYSE:SQM), Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), and FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC)). The top pure play currently producing miners are Orocobre (ASX:ORE) (OTCPK:OROCF), Tianqi Lithium (SHE:002466), Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium, Galaxy Resources, Mineral Resources [ASX:MIN] (OTC:MALRF), and Neometals [ASX:NMT] (OTC:RRSSF). The near-term producers include Altura Mining [ASX:AJM] (OTCPK:ALTAF), Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) (OTC:PILBF), Kidman Resources (ASX:KDR), Critical Elements, Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) [TSX:NMX], Lithium Americas (OTCQX:LACDF) [TSX:LAC], Lithium X (OTCQX:LIXXF) (TSXV:LIX), Neo Lithium, and Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) [TSXV:BCN], Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [AAL], European Metals (OTCPK:MNTCF, ASX:EMH, AIM:EMH) and Pure Energy (OTCQB:PEMIF) [PE].
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Advantage Lithium (OTCQX:AVLIF) is a strategic advanced junior lithium exploration company that operates between Lithium Americas and Orocobre in the Cauchari-Olaroz basin. Orocobre is the largest shareholder in the company with a 30% equity stake, coupled with a 25% interest in the project. Over the past few months, the company has been moving towards completing the second stage of its drilling campaign, which will be completed in May 2018 and will then be followed on with an updated Natural Resource Estimate Study. This will allow the company to move into phase three of its drilling efforts, which will utilize larger drills to further define the resource, with a Feasibility Study expected to be completed in the first part of 2019.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Cincinnati Financial Corporation(CINF)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Cincinnati Financial (CINF) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after the insurer warned of larger catastrophe losses and lower reserve releases.
Cincinnati Financialdropped 6.7% to $69.91 today, while the S&P 500 declined 0.2% to 2,270.44.
Sandler O’Neil’s Paul Newsome and team explain why Cincinnati Financial got hammered today:
On January 12, 2017, before the market opened, CINF pre-announced 4Q16 catastrophe loss estimates and underwriting results. The company expects 4Q16 earnings to include pre-tax catastrophe losses of approximately $75 million to $85 million, representing an impact on the combined ratio of approximately 6.5 to 7.5 percentage points, based on estimated property casualty earned premiums…
While the press release headline led with higher catastrophe losses, the real issue was less favorable reserve development related to the companys commercial casualty line.Cincinnati Financial has been growing faster than its peers for some time. The company has been growing primarily due to geographic expansion which is better than growth through price cutting. Nevertheless, growth during a soft market is difficult and the fourth quarter profit warning will likely lead to renewed concerns thatCincinnati Financial cannot maintain its excellent profitability in its commercial insurance business.
Cincinnati Financial’s market capitalization fell to $11.5 billion today from $12.3 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $634 million on sales of $5.2 billion in 2015.
- [By Logan Wallace]
FDx Advisors Inc. decreased its holdings in Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) by 14.7% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 43,572 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 7,490 shares during the period. FDx Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Cincinnati Financial were worth $3,236,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Pacific Ethanol Inc.(PEIX)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ: PEIX) got a boost, shooting up 30 percent to $5.47 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
- [By Max Byerly]
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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited(YZC)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Thursday afternoon, energy shares slipped by just 0.1 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN), and Yanzhou Coal Mining Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: YZC).
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Coach, Inc.(COH)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
When we examined historical transactions in the specialty retail sector, we noticed a wide range of valuations. Select relevant transactions to consider would be ~2x EV/Sales Coach (COH) paid for Stuart Weitzman, Samsonites acquisition of Tumi at 14x EV/EBITDA, 13x EV/EBITDA for Joseph A. Banks by Mens Wearhouse (TLRD) and Kerings acquisition of Volcom for 18x EV/EBITDA. We believe potential valuation could be as high as ~2x EV/ Sales and ~14x EV/EBITDA given Kate Spade’s unique growth profile to expand to ~$4bn in revenue (from $1.4bn in FY16) and improving profitability from 12% EBIT margin TY to at least HTeens-LDD, in our view (Coach is 18.7% and Michael Kors (KORS) is 21.3%). On these two metrics, Kate Spade would be valued at $21-23…
- [By Jeremy Bowman]
Fashion is already a tough play on the stock market. Once-popular labels likeMichael Kors(NYSE:KORS) andCoach(NYSE:COH) have tumbled recently as their brands seem to have become diluted in a highly competitive handbag market. The problem with investing in stocks like these is that often what’s in style one year is on the discount rack just a few years later.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Kate Spade (KATE) caught a bounce on Wednesday when the Wall Street Journalreported that it was actively seeking a buyer. Since then, we’ve learned that the fashion accessories retailer looks set to auction itself off to the highest bidder, with the process potentially beginning next month, with bidders potentially including Coach (COH) and Michael Kors (KORS). In a note today, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey analystPamela Quintiliano and team contend that Kate Spade could fetch as much as $23 a share:
- [By Ben Levisohn]
…formal language on deal prospects articulates process is proceeding in a timely manner with no definitive timetable and no assurance that process will result in a transaction. We still expect a deal to happen, but do lower our probability from 80% to 70% given the likelihood that potential buyer(s) and KATE have not agreed on a clearing price in earlier rounds of negotiation. We believe a bidder such as Coach (COH) does not want to overpay, is disciplined about managing ROIC, and returns and synergies split may be more rational at an offer price in the range of $22-25. We continue to believe KATE has a long global growth runway ahead with opportunities for store growth abroad, further expansion into non-handbag categories, and supply + digital synergy potential…We rate KATE Market Perform and lower our price target to $21 (was $27). Our updated valuation is based on ~10x our FY18E adj. EBITDA or $284mm.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Coach (COH) has risen 1.1% to $37.76 after getting upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI.
Illumina (ILMN) has dropped 2.4% to $156.22 after beating fourth-quarter earnings forecasts but offering first-quarter revenue guidance that fell short of analyst expectations.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Kate Spade & Co (NASDAQ: KATE) was down, falling around 14 percent to $19.60 after it was reported the company would spend more time to negotiate the Coach Inc (NYSE: COH) offer.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Ford Motor Company(F)
- [By Daniel Miller]
Whether it’s sports or stocks, coaches or CEOs, nobody likes to be on the hot seat. However, for both Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) investors and CEO Mark Fields, his seat is heating up. A few days before Ford’s annual meeting of shareholders on May 11, it was reported that the automaker’s board of directors was applying pressure on Fields about his strategy to improve profits faster and how best to light a fire under a stagnant share price.
- [By Kumar Abhishek]
Detroit-based U.S auto major Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) is scheduled to release its Q1 2017 earnings tomorrow, April 27th.Analysts expect the company to report an EPS of $0.36 on a revenue of $34.7 billion. While the revenue expectation is just 1% lower than the same quarter last year, EPS estimate indicates a massive decline in profits. The current quarter EPS estimate is 47% below last year’s comparable quarter EPS. In fact, EPS estimates have trended downwards in the last one month. 30 days ago, average EPS estimate was $0.47, 30% above the current levels. So what is causing the hit on the bottom line?
- [By John Rosevear]
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) will present its first-quarter 2018 earnings results after the bell on Wednesday, April 25. What should we expect?
What Wall Street expects
Wall Street analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect Ford to report earnings of $0.41 per share, on average, up from $0.39 per share in the first quarter of 2017. They also expect Ford’s first-quarter revenue to increase, to $37.06 billion from $36.48 billion a year ago.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: StarTek, Inc.(SRT)
- [By Jim Robertson]
Just before Thanksgiving, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shortingsmall cap business process outsourcing (BPO) stock StarTek, Inc (NYSE: SRT):