EMM & QNX will be the growth drivers going forward. But the risks in BlackBerry stock continue to remain elevated.
BlackBerry(NSDQ:BBRY)stock is a very volatile stock. When the company announced its latest set of earnings on the 20th of December, the share price rose to around $8 a share, but since then has plummeted back down to the $7 level. Blackberry is unique in that it is a low priced stock but is just as liquid as many of its peers. This combined with the volatility of the tech sector attracts all types of investors and traders as volatility is a guarantee (which we have obviously seen over the past week or so).
BlackBerry’s latest fiscal third quarter was definitely a mixed bag. On one hand, you had aggressive margin expansion and a surprising profitable quarter on a non-GAAP basis, but on the other hand, top line came in $20 million short of what was expected. A return to revenue growth is expected next year with enterprise software & QNX probably leading the way. Blackberryand its investors know that if this company can comprehensively combine these areas as well as its security wing to work cohesively in the emerging Internet Of Things market (IoT), then this company will have a strategic competitive advantage. Blackberry’s pivot from hardware to software may have been well timed but I would still recommend caution. Here are three reasons to back up my case.
Top Low Price Stocks For 2018: Finisar Corporation(FNSR)
- [By Anders Bylund]
Finisar(NASDAQ:FNSR) followed in AAOI’s footsteps in March, surging more than 10% higher around the announcement of Lumentum’s Oclaro deal, but losing it all amid deafening radio silence. By the end of March, the stock had fallen 12.2% lower, and Finisar has not enjoyed any glowing analyst analyses in April.
- [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.
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That buyout was considered a major blow to Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR), which wasalso reportedly mulling a bid for Oclaro. I’m not saying Finisar will buy Acacia, but the latter’s enterprise value of $740 million makes it a feasible takeover target for bigger fiber players.
Top Low Price Stocks For 2018: Sunoco LP(SUN)
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That’s the case for Sunoco (NYSE: SUN). After posting a net loss of $0.09 per share in 2017, the gas station owner is expected to swing to a hefty profit of $2.35 per share in 2018. But of the 14 analysts who follow the company, earnings estimates range as low as $1.22 and as high as $3.35 — so there is a high degree of uncertainty.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Sunoco (NYSE:SUN) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The oil and gas company reported ($3.74) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.57 by ($4.31), Briefing.com reports. Sunoco had a return on equity of 17.06% and a net margin of 1.27%. The firm had revenue of $3.75 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted ($0.22) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 33.5% compared to the same quarter last year.
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- [By Matthew DiLallo]
The only segment where earnings declined was the catch-all one labeled “all other,” which houses different investments such as its stake in Sunoco L.P. (NYSE:SUN) and PES, a refining joint venture. PES has struggled due to higher costs, and recently declared bankruptcy. Meanwhile, Energy Transfer’s earnings from Sunoco L.P. declined because that entity sold the bulk of its retail assets and then used that cash to repurchase a portion of Energy Transfer’s investment.
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
However, he did rule out the possibility that the company would also roll up its other MLP Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN). He said that “we’re very pleased with what we’re seeing at SUN as far as the growth that they will be directing that MLP into. And as you know, SUN is younger in the IDR life.” Because of that “for the reasonable future, we don’t see that being rolled up.”
- [By Stephan Byrd]
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Top Low Price Stocks For 2018: LookSmart Ltd.(LOOK)
- [By Shane Hupp]
Peel Hunt reissued their buy rating on shares of Lookers (LON:LOOK) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning.
A number of other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Numis Securities reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 130 ($1.76) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. JPMorgan Chase upped their price target on shares of Lookers from GBX 109 ($1.48) to GBX 130 ($1.76) and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 145 ($1.97) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 146 ($1.98) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Monday, March 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Lookers has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 137.71 ($1.87).
Top Low Price Stocks For 2018: Innophos Holdings, Inc.(IPHS)
- [By Max Byerly]
BidaskClub upgraded shares of Innophos (NASDAQ:IPHS) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Friday morning.
Top Low Price Stocks For 2018: LightPath Technologies, Inc.(LPTH)
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares rose 14.1 percent to $3.65 in the pre-market trading session after reporting 2017 year-end results.
LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) rose 13.3 percent to $2.43 in pre-market trading after reporting a third-quarter earnings beat.
MYnd Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYND) rose 10.5 percent to $3.49 in pre-market trading. MYnd Analytics reported a Q2 net loss of $2.7 million on revenue of $459,900.
SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares rose 8.4 percent to $5.68 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) shares rose 7.7 percent to $8.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 7.5 percent to $6.45 in pre-market trading after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
Mimecast Ltd (NASDAQ: MIME) rose 6.5 percent to $43.50 in pre-market trading following a first-quarter sales beat.
Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 6 percent to $12.50 in pre-market trading after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTLA) shares rose 6 percent to $26.05 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.58 percent on Monday.
PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) rose 4.7 percent to $7.20 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
Xunlei Limited (NASDAQ: XNET) rose 4.1 percent to $13.88 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.54 percent on Monday.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 4.5 percent to $21.73 in pre-market trading. Mizuho upgraded Valeant from Neutral to Buy.
Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) rose 4.1 percent to $3.80 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) rose 3.4 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after jumping 23.25 percent o