Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2018

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Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2018: Calavo Growers, Inc.(CVGW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap avocado and fresh food stock Calavo Growers (NASDAQ: CVGW) has elevated short interest of 33.51% according to Highshortinterest.com. Founded in 1924, Calavo Growers is a global avocado-industry leader and an expanding provider of value-added fresh food serving retail grocery, foodservice, club stores, mass merchandisers, food distributors and wholesalers worldwide. The Companys Fresh segment procures and markets fresh avocados and select other fresh produce (tomatoes) while the Renaissance Food Group segment (RFG) creates, markets and distributes a portfolio of healthy, fresh foods, including fresh-cut fruit, fresh-cut vegetables and prepared foods. The Foods segment manufactures and distributes guacamole and salsa. Fresh food products are sold under the respected Calavo brand name as well as Garden Highway, Chef Essentials and a variety of private label and store brands.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2018: Barclays PLC(BCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Some of this sentiment has been fueled by optimism that UK investment bank Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS) is looking to open a cryptocurrency trading desk in the months ahead.

  • [By Eric Volkman]

    The underwriting syndicate is large and star-studded. It is led by Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), JPMorgan Chase’s(NYSE:JPM)J.P. Morgan Securities, Barclays (NYSE: BCS) Capital, and Citigroup (NYSE: C) Global Markets.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    In Kenya, 28 million consumers can now seamlessly integrate their M-Pesa accounts with PayPal. In Spain, CaixaBank and Bankia both further integrated their online sites with PayPal. HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE:HSBC) now allows corporate customers in the U.K. to pay distributions to beneficiaries through PayPal, a capability to be rolled out across Europe in the coming months. Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) announced a strategic partnership that enables its customers to more easily link their accounts to PayPal, and soon to use their reward points on PayPal’s digital platform.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Investors are becoming increasingly bullish about BTC, as financial institutions like Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS) become more interested in entering the cryptocurrency market.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is teaming up with investment banking giant Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) to develop and launch a new co-branded credit card next year, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. This would replace the tech giant’s current partnership with Barclays (NYSE:BCS), and would be issued under the Apple Pay brand name.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2018: Illinois Tool Works Inc.(ITW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Cramer and the AAP team are trimming Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and Danaher (DHR) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

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    Cramer and the AAP team are trimming Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and Danaher (DHR) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

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    Illinois Tools Works (ITW) shares fell after the company’s earnings report, but Cramer and the AAP team see it as an opportunity to buy more shares. Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2018: OncoCyte Corporation(OCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2018: InfraREIT, Inc.(HIFR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Reaves W H & Co. Inc. trimmed its holdings in InfraREIT (NYSE:HIFR) by 18.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,342,026 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 303,392 shares during the quarter. Reaves W H & Co. Inc. owned approximately 3.05% of InfraREIT worth $26,076,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2018: Smith Micro Software Inc.(SMSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Short Interest in Smith Micro Software (SMSI) Increases By 51.9% (americanbankingnews.com) Smith Micro Software’s (SMSI) CEO Bill Smith on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) Smith Micro Software (SMSI) Reports Q1 Loss of $0.10 (streetinsider.com) Smith Micro Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results (finance.yahoo.com) Smith Micro announces above market USD 7.0m private placement offering (financial-news.co.uk)

    Separately, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Smith Micro Software from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2018: Targa Resources, Inc.(TRGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Reaves W H & Co. Inc. trimmed its holdings in Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) by 30.6% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 224,657 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 99,015 shares during the period. Reaves W H & Co. Inc.’s holdings in Targa Resources were worth $9,885,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2018: Standex International Corporation(SXI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Synex International (TSE:SXI) Director Glenn Stanley Mcdonnell sold 250,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of C$0.50, for a total transaction of C$125,000.00.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2018: BlackRock, Inc.(BLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Others think the muted market reaction to solid earnings from financial services giants such as JPMorgan & Chase (JPM) , BlackRock (BLK) and Bank of America (BAC) hint at a market just itching to sell off again. JPMorgan is a holding in Jim Cramer’s Action Alerts PLUS.

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    BlackRock Inc. (BLK) , the largest U.S. money manager with more than $6 trillion of customer assets, said earlier this year that it wants publicly-traded companies to have at least two female directors on every board. State Street Corp. (STT) , which oversees $2.7 trillion of fund assets, says it voted against the re-election of directors at 400 companies last year because they failed to take meaningful action to increase board diversity.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    BlackRock Inc.’s (NYSE: BLK) fourth-quarter earnings resultswill be compared with consensus estimates of $5.97 in earnings per share (EPS) and $3.3 billion in revenue. Its shares closed trading at $525.57 apiece on Friday. The consensus price target is $542.00, and the 52-week trading range is $365.83 to $525.94.

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    BlackRock Inc. (BLK) , the world’s largest publicly traded money manager, said first-quarter profit surged 27% as investors continued to pour money into its iShares exchange-traded funds at the expense of mutual-fund firms focused on active stock-picking.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2018: Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.(PLAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap restaurant and entertainment stockDave & Busters Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: PLAY)updated guidance for its fiscal 2017 (which ends on February 4, 2018):

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY) traded down nearly 22% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $44.00 after closing Friday at $56.37. The 52-week high is $73.48. Volume was about 7.5 million, more than six times the daily average of around 1.2 million shares. The company lowered fourth quarter guidance this morning.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc.’s (NASDAQ: PLAY) fiscal fourth-quarter report is scheduled for Tuesday after the markets close. The consensus estimates are $0.60 in earnings per share (EPS) on $305.49 million in revenue. The shares ended the week at $41.74. The consensus price target is $65.33, and the 52-week trading range is $41.04 to $73.48.