Shares of QUALCOMM, Inc. look set to resume their uptrend. QCOM Stock is a very attractive buy at these levels. Here’s why.
Shares of San Diego, California-basedQualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM)look set to continue their uptrend after gaining more than 5% in the last 5 days alone. This has been the best period for QCOM stock since it had been battered badly due to the FTC charges and Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) lawsuit last month. Qualcomm reporting mixed Q1-2017 earnings also did not help its cause. In one of our previous posts, we had discussed the lawsuit risks associated with Qualcomm stock and its prospects as a value buy. Meanwhile, we have seen a number of announcements and disclosures about Qualcomm’s various offerings, which have been very impressive. With QCOM on a recovery path of late, should you buy QCOM stock now? Is this a false dawn? Let’s take a closer look.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Texas Roadhouse, Inc.(TXRH)
- [By Chris Hill]
In today’s episode of MarketFoolery, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser go through some of the messy metrics from this quarter and explain which areas long-term investors should focus on to track how the company is doing. Also, Texas Roadhouse(NASDAQ:TXRH) clocked in another good quarter, but how can the restaurant grow from here? Virtual healthcare provider Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC)reports earnings later today, and long-term investors should watch for progress in these key metrics. Tune in to find out more.
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
Texas Roadhouse Inc. (NASDAQ: TXRH) was raised to Buy from Neutral at BTIG Research.
USG Corp. (NYSE: USG) was reiterated as Hold but the price target was raised to $35 from $29 (versus a $34.23 close) at Jefferies.
- [By Teresa Rivas]
Texas Roadhouse(TXRH) tumbled more than 12% on Wednesday as itsfourth-quarter earningsand revenue fell short of expectations.
The restaurant chain said it earned 29 cents a share on revenue of $484.7 million. Analysts were expecting earnings per share of 38 cents on revenue of $497.3 million.
Same-restaurant sales grew 1.2% at company restaurants and 2% at domestic franchises. For the first 55 days of the first quarter, Texas Roadhouse said that same-store sales rose 1.5%.
The company also raised its dividend 10.5% to 21 cents a share.
Some analysts urged investors to keep the faith in the stock.Barclay’s JeffreyBernsteinreiterated an Overweight rating and $47 price target on thestock:
We believe TXRH fundamentals remain best-in-class. That said, the near-term focus remains on directional comps. And not unlike the broader industry, TXRH comps eased significantly to close 2016. Such led to disappointing 4Q16 results from top to bottom. Importantly, while the brand ‘is not immune’ to industry comp headwinds, the relative outperformance to the category was maintained. Looking to 2017, key guidance metrics were reiterated. While questions remain on whether the recent easing of industry comps will persist, we remain comforted by TXRH’s relative outperformance and easing comps as we move through 2017.
Maxim’s Stephen Andersonreiterated a Buy rating, although he took his price target down $4, to $52:
In our view, TXRH is not immune to the broader slowdown in Casual Dining, but we believe the company will emerge stronger than peers in the next few quarters.TXRHs disappointing 4Q16 comp of +1.3% (blended) was pulled down by a rare negative comp month in December (-2.1%), marking the first time this occurred in almost four years. Comps were +3% or better in both October and November, and comps so far in 1Q17 are positive despite a stormy start to the quarter in
- [By Joe Tenebruso]
Fortunately, well-chosen dividend-growth stocks can help you accomplish both of these goals. And with its powerful wealth-building combination of increasing dividend payouts and share-price appreciation, Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ:TXRH)is one of the best available in the market today.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: American Superconductor Corporation(AMSC)
- [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.
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) shares surged 30.2 percent to $5.01 after dropping 40.86 percent on Tuesday. Marathon Patent Group filed for sale of 1.85 million shares of common stock by selling stockholders.
Capricor Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CAPR) shares jumped 17.2 percent to $2.25 after the company reported the FDA clearance of Investigational New Drug application for CAP-1002.
Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) gained 13.2 percent to $2.15 following 16.5 percent rally on Tuesday.
Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares climbed 11.8 percent to $10.45 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
China Distance Education Hldgs Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: DL) shares surged 11.3 percent to $8.67. China Distance Education reported Q4 profit of $5.9 million on revenue of $41.7 million.
Cytokinetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYTK) shares gained 11 percent to $8.05 after falling 7.05 percent on Tuesday.
Ooma Inc (NYSE: OOMA) shares surged 8.5 percent to $10.85 as the company posted strong Q3 results.
Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) climbed 8 percent to $17.12 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Tuesday.
American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC) surged 7.8 percent to $3.59 after the company reported $8 million in D-VAR system orders.
Thermon Group Holdings Inc (NYSE: THR) rose 6.3 percent to $24.17. William Blair upgraded Thermon Group from Market Perform to Outperform.
Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) surged 6.1 percent to $182.88. Nomura upgraded Domino's from Neutral to Buy.
Xencor Inc (NASDAQ: XNCR) rose 5.9 percent to $21.17. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on Xencor with an Overweight rating.
Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IDRA) gained 5.1 percent to $2.28 after the company disclosed that it has been granted FDA Fast Track designation for IMO-2125.
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) gained 5.1 percent to
- [By William Romov]
According to S&P Capital IQ, shares of TTOO have an average price target of $5.75, representing 40.24% upside from current levels.
Penny Stocks to Buy for December 2017, No. 4: American Superconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: AMSC)
Massachusetts-based American Superconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: AMSC) makes two-megawatt wind turbines under the Windtec Solutions brand. The company also sells products and services to connect electricity-generating equipment with the power grid.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Navigant Consulting, Inc.(NCI)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) were down 14 percent to $17.02 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
Hertz Global Holdings, Inc (NYSE: HTZ) was down, falling around 18 percent to $14.24. Barclays downgraded Hertz from Equal-Weight to Underweight.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Encore Wire Corporation(WIRE)
- [By Logan Wallace]
Encore Wire (NASDAQ: WIRE) and Arconic (NYSE:ARNC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Beasley Broadcast Group Inc.(BBGI)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Tuesday afternoon, the cyclical consumer goods & services sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Beasley Broadcast Group Inc (NASDAQ: BBGI) and Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE).
- [By Benzinga News Desk]
Beasley Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: BBGI) and Greater Media have entered into a definitive agreement under which Beasley will acquire all of the outstanding stock of Greater Media for approximately $240 million.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Adient plc (ADNT)
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Western Digital (WDC) , Twilio (TWLO) , Adient (ADNT) , Salesforce.com (CRM) , AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) .
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Chevron Corporation(CVX)
- [By Paul Ausick]
GE shares have lost nearly 17% of their value in 2018 and have fallen nearly 52% during the past 12 months. The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) down 11.8%. That is followed by Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), down about 10%; Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), down 8.8%; and Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) down 7.3%.
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
Chevron (CVX) is “a very good company,” Cramer said, one that he likes more Exxon. Boroden’s work says that as long as Chevron stays above support zones between $104 to $105 and $100 to $102, its stock could be headed to $122.
- [By JJ Kinahan]
In addition to CAT, LLY and BA, these are some of the other major companies reporting earnings this week:
Twitter inc. (NYSE: TWTR) reports before the open Wednesday, Apr. 25 and Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reports after the close the same day
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) reports after market close Wednesday, Apr. 25 and General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) reports before the open Thursday, Apr. 26
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) all report after market close Thursday, Apr. 26
Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) report before the open Friday, Apr. 27
Later in the week, both the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan have meetings scheduled on Apr. 26-27. The next Fed meeting is coming up the following week on May 1-2. For a look at what else is going on, make sure to check out today’s market update if you have time.
- [By Chris Lange]
On Friday, Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) is scheduled to reveal its first-quarter results. The consensus estimates are $1.49 in EPS and $40.7 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $122.31 as the week came to a close. The consensus price target is $135.88. The 52-week range is $102.55 to $133.88.
- [By Paul Ausick]
The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) whichtraded down 6.01% at $111.45. The stock’s 52-week range is $102.55 to $133.88. Volume was about double the daily average of around 5.6 million. The company had no specific news, but last Friday’s earnings disappointment continued to send investors out the door Monday.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Eiffage SA (EFGSY)
- [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]
Atlantia (ATASF) (AT.IM), Eiffage (OTCPK:EFGSY) (FGR.FP), Ferrovial (OTC:FRRVF) (FER.SM), Albertis (OTC:ABFOF) (ABE.SM) and Vinci (OTCPK:VCISF) (DG.FP)
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Teradyne, Inc.(TER)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE: TER) were down 16 percent to $34.6801 after the company issued downbeat Q2 guidance.
HFF, Inc. (NYSE: HF) was down, falling around 18 percent to $38.805 following weaker-than-expected quarterly results.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE: TER) were down 15 percent to $35.22 after the company issued downbeat Q2 guidance.
HFF, Inc. (NYSE: HF) was down, falling around 17 percent to $39.07 following weaker-than-expected quarterly results.
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But to the extent that investors are on edge about weakening demand, it’s worth noting that earnings news flow has been encouraging for some parts of the industry. Here are some takeaways from the March quarter reports delivered so far by the likes of Texas Instruments (TXN) , STMicroelectronics (STM) , Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) , Lam Research (LRCX) , Teradyne (TER) and SK Hynix (HXSCL) .
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: East West Bancorp Inc.(EWBC)
- [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.