Top China Stocks To Own Right Now

After widespread declines to start the week, Asian stock markets bounced back Thursday, led by strong gains in Japan and Hong Kong, as the U.S. offered to renew trade talks with China.

After falling for seven of the past nine sessions, Japan’s Nikkei
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  was up nearly 1% as the index looked to get back to positive territory for 2018. SoftBank
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  was up more than 3%, and export-reliant companies such as Toyota
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  and Honda
7267, +1.57%
  were up more than 1%.

Top China Stocks To Own Right Now: Netease.com Inc.(NTES)

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  • [By Leo Sun]

    But PUBG doesn’t plan to give up. It recently sued NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) over its two new battle royale titles, Rules of Survival and Knives Out. NetEase isn’t shy about promoting these games as PUBG clones — the promotional art for Knives Out even features a man wearing the same battle helmet, white shirt, and tie as the man in PUBG’s promos.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Over the years, NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) has made the most of the opportunities presented by China’s mobile and online gaming market, and has also diversified into fast-growing verticals like ecommerce to supercharge its prospects. Not surprisingly, NetEase investors have been a happy lot, as their investment in the Chinese internet specialist has experienced five straight years of double-digit percentage gains.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Nomura Holdings Inc. increased its stake in shares of NetEase Inc (NASDAQ:NTES) by 1.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 70,366 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,093 shares during the period. Nomura Holdings Inc.’s holdings in NetEase were worth $17,779,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top China Stocks To Own Right Now: Top Image Systems Ltd.(TISA)

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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Before we get to our latest pick, here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Melinta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) Healthcare $1.74 104.01%
    Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PTX) Healthcare $0.83 84.40%
    Top Image Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: TISA) Healthcare $0.82 59.85%
    Jason Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: JASN) Healthcare $2.21 58.99%
    Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL) Financial $4.66 51.79%
    Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MARA) Healthcare $0.52 51.47%
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) Basic Materials $1.53 43.57%
    Dixie Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DXYN) Healthcare $1.40 42.86%
    Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) Services $1.41 39.60%
    Alliance MMA Inc. (NASDAQ: AMMA) Healthcare $4.95 36.18%

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Top China Stocks To Own Right Now: Clean Diesel Technologies Inc.(CDTI)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    Trading Center: Watching the Levels for Molecular Templates, Inc. (:MTEM): Move of 0.02 Since the Open (stocknewscaller.com) Molecular Templates (MTEM) Announces Clinical Data at 2018 ASCO Meeting (streetinsider.com) Gallbladder Cancer Treatment Sales Market Size by Players, Regions, Type, Application and Forecast to 2025 (exclusivereportage.com) ATR in spotlight EnSync, Inc. (NYSE:ESNC), CDTi Advanced Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDTI), Molecular Templates, Inc … (stocksnewspoint.com)

    MTEM has been the subject of several research analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of Molecular Templates from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Molecular Templates from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 7th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.20.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of CDTi Advanced Materials Inc (NASDAQ:CDTI) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $0.33 and last traded at $0.36, with a volume of 500 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $0.36.

Top China Stocks To Own Right Now: Focus Media Holding Limited(FMCN)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    An issue of Focus Media Holding Limited (NASDAQ:FMCN) bonds fell 0.9% against their face value during trading on Monday. The high-yield debt issue has a 7.25% coupon and will mature on April 1, 2023. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $99.13 and were trading at $98.13 last week. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    An issue of Focus Media Holding Limited (NASDAQ:FMCN) debt fell 1.7% against its face value during trading on Friday. The high-yield debt issue has a 7.5% coupon and is set to mature on April 1, 2025. The debt is now trading at $94.25 and was trading at $96.38 one week ago. Price changes in a company’s debt in credit markets sometimes predict parallel changes in its share price.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    An issue of Focus Media Holding Limited (NASDAQ:FMCN) debt fell 1.1% against its face value during trading on Tuesday. The debt issue has a 7.5% coupon and is set to mature on April 1, 2025. The debt is now trading at $97.63 and was trading at $98.50 last week. Price changes in a company’s debt in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel changes in its stock price.

Top China Stocks To Own Right Now: Renesola Ltd.(SOL)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sola Token (CURRENCY:SOL) traded up 26.7% against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on September 28th. One Sola Token token can currently be bought for $0.0085 or 0.00000131 BTC on popular exchanges including Tidex and OpenLedger DEX. Sola Token has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $3,239.00 worth of Sola Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, Sola Token has traded flat against the US dollar.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sola Token (CURRENCY:SOL) traded 17.9% lower against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on October 11th. One Sola Token token can now be bought for about $0.0054 or 0.00000087 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Tidex and OpenLedger DEX. Sola Token has a total market cap of $153,306.00 and $1,856.00 worth of Sola Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, Sola Token has traded down 12.2% against the dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

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    ReneSola Sells North Carolina Solar Project To Greenbacker (solarindustrymag.com) ReneSola (SOL) Rating Increased to Neutral at Roth Capital (americanbankingnews.com) ReneSola (SOL) Q1 Earnings in Line, Revenues Top Estimates (zacks.com) ReneSola’s (SOL) CEO Xianshou Li on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) ReneSola (SOL) Releases Earnings Results (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of ReneSola traded up $0.08, hitting $2.76, during trading on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. The stock had a trading volume of 124,969 shares, compared to its average volume of 108,565. The firm has a market capitalization of $102.11 million, a PE ratio of 21.23 and a beta of 2.05. The company has a current ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36. ReneSola has a 12 month low of $2.12 and a 12 month high of $3.79.

Top China Stocks To Own Right Now: Baidu Inc.(BIDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    China’s leading search engine and the fast-growing video-streaming site it spun off last year will be giving investors new numbers to mull over in a few days, as Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) and its iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ) spinoff will report their fourth-quarter results after Thursday’s market close. Conference calls for both companies will follow later that evening. 

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Sogou is a distant silver medalist to Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) in the realm of Chinese search engines, but there’s plenty of paid search revenue and user query requests to go around. Baidu has been one of the market’s biggest winners since going public — a juicy 85-bagger since hitting the market at a split-adjusted $2.70 per share 13 years ago.

  • [By Danny Vena, Brian Stoffel, and Nicholas Rossolillo]

    With that in mind, we asked three Fool.com contributors to identify AI stocks that they believed had the greatest potential, even as the companies overcome challenges. Read on to find out why they chose NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG), and Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    DNB Asset Management AS trimmed its stake in Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:BIDU) by 26.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 354,488 shares of the information services provider’s stock after selling 124,365 shares during the period. Baidu comprises 0.9% of DNB Asset Management AS’s holdings, making the stock its 27th biggest holding. DNB Asset Management AS owned about 0.10% of Baidu worth $81,064,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By John Rosevear]

    Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) is looking to a new partner to help it win more Chinese customers: search giant Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU).

    The two companies just announced a new deal to work together. Here’s what we know.

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Jemele Hill is heading to The Atlantic.

The former ESPN host is joining the magazine as a staff writer covering the intersection of sports, race and politics. She will also have a podcast.

“Jemele is a wonderfully talented journalist who is famous for her acute commentary, fearless writing and encyclopedic knowledge of sports,” said Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief of The Atlantic, in a statement. “But what drew us to Jemele in particular is her deep commitment to reporting.”

Hill said in a statement that joining The Atlantic “made perfect sense” because sports is a “great entry point for exploring what’s happening in the wider society.”

She added: “You can’t talk about sports without talking about race, class, gender and politics. I want to explore the complications and discomforts with a publication that has a long history of supporting this kind of work.”

In September, Hill announced she was leaving ESPN after 12 year at the network.

Best Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ohr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(OHRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    OHR Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ:OHRP)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low on Thursday . The company traded as low as $0.18 and last traded at $0.19, with a volume of 5632 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $0.19.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: OHRP) traded down about 3% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $0.31 after closing Tuesday at $0.32. The 52-week high is $2.18. Volume was over 10 million, more than 4 times the daily average of around 2.4 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    OHR Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ:OHRP)’s share price fell 9.1% during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $0.22 and last traded at $0.24. 16,800 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 98% from the average session volume of 1,040,668 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.22.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: OHRP) dropped nearly 13% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $0.24. Shares closed at $0.27 on Friday and the stock’s 52-week high is $2.18. Volume was around 1 million, about a third of the daily average of about 3.3 million. The company had no specific news Tuesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Best Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Officemax Incorporated(OMX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shivom (CURRENCY:OMX) traded 3.2% higher against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on September 13th. One Shivom token can currently be purchased for about $0.0069 or 0.00000105 BTC on popular exchanges including Kucoin, CoinBene, Coinsuper and DDEX. During the last week, Shivom has traded 3.3% lower against the US dollar. Shivom has a total market capitalization of $3.93 million and $74,531.00 worth of Shivom was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shivom (CURRENCY:OMX) traded down 12.7% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 13:00 PM E.T. on September 26th. Shivom has a market cap of $3.56 million and approximately $42,709.00 worth of Shivom was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Shivom has traded down 8.3% against the U.S. dollar. One Shivom token can now be purchased for $0.0062 or 0.00000095 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinBene, Kucoin, Coinsuper and IDEX.

Best Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd.(PME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd (NASDAQ:PME) CEO Xinrong Zhuo purchased 50,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 25th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $3.33 per share, for a total transaction of $166,500.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pingtan Marine Enterprise (NASDAQ:PME) CEO Xinrong Zhuo purchased 50,000 shares of Pingtan Marine Enterprise stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 17th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $3.66 per share, with a total value of $183,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Best Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019

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A sideways 2018 following a huge rally off the lows

Foot Locker (FL) has seen its shares plummet and soar at various different times in the past couple of years. The chain, which was once a top-tier retail stock that could do no wrong, has fallen on relatively hard times with traffic and margins. Investors mercilessly punished the stock last year as a result and shares became almost unbelievably cheap. We’re well off the lows from last year as the stock has almost doubled since the nadir in November, but even so, Foot Locker is a long way from its former highs. The company’s Q2 report looks to me like further progress towards an eventual return to its highs in the $70s and despite the huge rally off the lows from last year, I still like Foot Locker.

Best Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH) had its price target boosted by Wells Fargo & Co from $185.00 to $193.00 in a research note released on Thursday, The Fly reports. Wells Fargo & Co currently has a market perform rating on the industrial products company’s stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ClariVest Asset Management LLC reduced its stake in shares of Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 3.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 122,268 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,773 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC owned approximately 0.09% of Parker Hannifin worth $20,913,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by investment analysts at Deutsche Bank in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. They currently have a $169.00 price objective on the industrial products company’s stock. Deutsche Bank’s price target suggests a potential upside of 6.52% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Investment analysts at Barclays started coverage on shares of Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH) in a report issued on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. The firm set an “overweight” rating and a $200.00 price target on the industrial products company’s stock. Barclays’ price target indicates a potential upside of 12.54% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by investment analysts at Cowen in a report issued on Friday. They presently have a $165.00 price target on the industrial products company’s stock. Cowen’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 0.94% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Barings LLC decreased its holdings in Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 36.4% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 26,064 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 14,937 shares during the period. Barings LLC’s holdings in Parker Hannifin were worth $4,458,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By David Zeiler]

    Last fall, Apple and UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) announced the addition of the Apple Watch to UnitedHealth’s Motion program. Similar to the Aetna program, it offers an option to earn an Apple Watch by meeting daily walking goals.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Fitness trackers like Fitbit’s were originally designed to help motivate people to get moving, and though they may be successful at that, their mission is expanding. For example, last year, Fitbit partnered with UnitedHeath Group (NYSE:UNH) to incorporate its Charge 2 tracker into the insurer’s employer-sponsored wearable wellness program to offer financial incentives to participants.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) – SunTrust Banks issued their Q2 2018 EPS estimates for UnitedHealth Group in a report released on Monday, June 11th. SunTrust Banks analyst D. Macdonald anticipates that the healthcare conglomerate will post earnings per share of $3.03 for the quarter. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Buy” rating and a $300.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for UnitedHealth Group’s Q3 2018 earnings at $3.32 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $3.25 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $12.64 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $3.37 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $3.50 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $3.80 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $3.63 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $14.30 EPS.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) reported second-quarter 2018 financials that show sales and profit continue to improve despite its decision to cut ties to to Obamacare last year. Here’s what you need to know about UnitedHealth’s performance last quarter and its guidance for the rest of 2018.

Best Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    WEN has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded Wendys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, November 10th. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Wendys from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 7th. Oppenheimer upgraded Wendys from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $20.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 9th. Wedbush downgraded Wendys from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their target price for the company from $20.00 to $17.50 in a research report on Wednesday, January 9th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co cut their target price on Wendys from $18.00 to $17.50 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 8th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Wendys has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $19.65.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BTIG Research started coverage on shares of Wendys (NASDAQ:WEN) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $20.00 price objective on the restaurant operator’s stock.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    He’s been the non-executive chairman of Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) since June 2007 and a director at Wendy’s since 1993. He’s also an independent director of Sysco, a food distributor; an independent director of Madison Square Garden; and a former director at H.J. Heinz and Kraft Heinz Foods.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    But what companies are paying out meaningful, growing dividends that are likely to keep seeing growth in the coming years? Two stocks that fit these characteristics are Home Depot (NYSE:HD) and Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN), both of which announced significant increases to their dividends in February.

Best Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019: USG Corporation(USG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    As USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) drags its feet on an offer to sell the company for $42 per share, Berkshire intends to use its 30.8% ownership stake to motivate its top brass to make a deal. Berkshire told Bloomberg it intends to vote its shares against USG’s board members who are up for re-election at this year’s annual meeting, a clear message that Buffett is ready to cash in, even if USG’s management and board are not.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    USG Co. (NYSE:USG) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks reduced their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of USG in a report issued on Monday, July 9th. SunTrust Banks analyst K. Hughes now forecasts that the construction company will post earnings of $0.57 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.61. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Hold” rating and a $44.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for USG’s FY2018 earnings at $2.05 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.71 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.53 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Warren Buffett likes to hold his stock positions for the long run, and his experience with USG (NYSE:USG) has been typical of his other long-term investments. The Oracle of Omaha started buying shares of the manufacturer of Sheetrock drywall and other building materials back in 2000, accumulating a sizable stake that has ballooned to more than 30% of the company. USG ended up going through bankruptcy in order to get a handle on its asbestos liability claims, but thanks largely to Buffett’s involvement, the building materials company not only survived bankruptcy but also saw share prices soar briefly on hopes that USG would once again fully participate in the then-strong housing boom.

Cramer: Musk has ‘made a fool’ of the judge overseeing SEC settlement case

Elon Musk has “made a fool” of the judge overseeing the settlement case between the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Tesla CEO, CNBC’s Jim Cramer contended Tuesday.

Musk has backed U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan of the Southern District of New York “into a corner,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.” “This judge either has to get rid of him or say that the SEC is wrong.”

“But Musk has made a fool of Judge Nathan,” he added.

Tesla shares were lower Tuesday after the SEC doubled down on its allegation that Musk “blatantly violated” a settlement with the agency by discussing the company’s production forecasts on Twitter on Feb. 19. Musk defended the comment by saying he was only discussing information he had previously revealed.

The SEC has filed a request to hold Musk in contempt. Nathan will decide if Musk is in contempt and whether he should be punished, which could include additional fines or bar him from running a public company.

Cramer has been critical of Musk ever since the CEO’s Aug. 7 take-private tweet stunned the financial community and Washington regulators. The Tesla CEO abandoned the take-private idea on Aug. 24.

The SEC had eventually settled charges with Musk. He was forced to relinquish his chairman title, pay a hefty fine and get preapproval for his future tweets.

At the time, Cramer said Musk’s “stunts” were ill-advised, and recommend the board put Musk on medical leave.

On Feb. 26, when Musk lashed out against the SEC again, Cramer said Musk should be removed as CEO of Tesla for his comments.

Musk goes after the SEC “as if it’s funny,” the “Mad Money” host said at the time. ” “If this guy is going to attack the SEC, how about removing him? He attacked the SEC.”

Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

— CNBC’s Robert Ferris contributed to this report.

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In what would be a blow to American aerospace giant Boeing, Delta Air Lines is set to order around 100 jetliners from European rival Airbus, according to two people familiar with the deal.

Atlanta-based Delta will announce a deal later Wednesday for the Airbus A321neo, the sources said. The agreement with Airbus maker will be accompanied by a planned purchase of Pratt & Whitney engines, they added.

Spokespeople for Delta (DAL)and Airbus declined to comment. Boeing (BA) said it had no comment. Delta’s board of directors is expected to meet Wednesday to vote on the Airbus purchase, the sources said.

Delta had been talking to Boeing about buying around 100 of its 737 Max 10 airliners, a person familiar with the matter said.

The move comes a day after Canada announced plans to ditch a deal with Boeing for new F/A-18 Super Hornets in favor of used fighters from Australia.

Boeing and Delta are embroiled in an ongoing trade dispute over the airline’s purchase of the smaller Canadian Bombardier C Series. Boeing has accused Bombardier of selling the C Series to Delta at unfairly low prices, and the U.S. Commerce Department has recommended a preliminary 300% tariff on the import of the jets. Bombardier and the Canadian government deny any unfair trade practices.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc.(COLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. acquired a new position in Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ:COLL) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 16,100 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock, valued at approximately $384,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ:COLL) shares were up 6.5% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $15.15 and last traded at $14.79. Approximately 511,962 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 20% from the average daily volume of 425,396 shares. The stock had previously closed at $13.89.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc  (NASDAQ:COLL)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc.(BHLB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) and Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Berkshire Hills Bancorp (BHLB)

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: BHLB) was downgraded to sell from neutral at Compass Point. The 52-week trading range for the bank’s shares has been $32.85 to $44.10. The consensus price target on Wall Street is $42.54. The shares closed on Monday at $42.85.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:BHLB) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the ten research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $40.00.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI increased its holdings in shares of Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) by 9.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 37,709 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,348 shares during the quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI’s holdings in Parker-Hannifin were worth $5,624,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    In terms of dividend growth, only four of the above stocks — 3M, Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, and Procter & Gamble — feature among the 10 fastest dividend-growth kings. In other words, there are six other stocks from the dividend kings list that have grown their dividends at a faster pace than most stocks in the above table in the past decade, some even at double-digits.  

    Six top dividend kings by dividend growth

    Dividend King 10-Year Dividend CAGR Current Dividend Yield Payout Ratio (TTM)
    Lowe’s Companies  18.5% 2% 34.5%
    Hormel Foods  16.3% 2.1% 39.2%
    Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) 14% 1.7% 35.2%
    Nordson Corporation  12.2% 0.9% 13.3%
    Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) 9% 2% 37.4%
    American States Water (NYSE:AWR) 7.6% 1.9% 54.8%

    TTM: Trailing 12 months. Data sources: YCharts and Yahoo! Finance. Table by author.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Barings LLC decreased its holdings in Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 36.4% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 26,064 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 14,937 shares during the period. Barings LLC’s holdings in Parker Hannifin were worth $4,458,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Sundance Energy Australia Limited (SNDE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CASIO COMPUTER/ADR (OTCMKTS:CSIOY) and SUNDANCE ENERGY/S (NASDAQ:SNDE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on SUNDANCE ENERGY/S (SNDE)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    SUNDANCE ENERGY/S (SNDE) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $31.40 Million (americanbankingnews.com) -$0.06 Earnings Per Share Expected for SUNDANCE ENERGY/S (SNDE) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Sundance Energy Australia (NASDAQ: SNDE) – Day Three Breakout Notes (oilandgas360.com) Sundance Energy Australia (SNDE) Presents At EnerCom’s 23rd Annual Oil & Gas Conference – Slideshow (seekingalpha.com)

    SNDE has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded SUNDANCE ENERGY/S from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 27th. ValuEngine upgraded SUNDANCE ENERGY/S from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 16th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of SUNDANCE ENERGY/S in a research report on Monday, August 13th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $7.30.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Meridian Wealth Management LLC cut its position in shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 6.4% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 18,875 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after selling 1,292 shares during the quarter. UnitedHealth Group comprises 2.0% of Meridian Wealth Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 14th biggest position. Meridian Wealth Management LLC’s holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $4,039,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Recently the managers removed AmerisourceBergen Corp (NYSE: ABC) and used the proceeds from the sale to increase the position they already held in Unitedhealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH).

  • [By Steve Symington]

    But several individual stocks didn’t participate in the broader market’s gains. Read on to learn why Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC), UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), and Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) slumped today.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-best performer among the Dow index equities so far this year is Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE), which is up 17.39%. That is followed by Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), up 17.38%, UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH), up 19.4%, and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), up 14.9%. Of the 30 Dow stocks, 11 have managed to post a gain to date in 2018.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Snap-On Incorporated(SNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Swiss National Bank lowered its position in shares of Snap-on (NYSE:SNA) by 13.9% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 183,800 shares of the company’s stock after selling 29,700 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank owned 0.32% of Snap-on worth $27,118,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about Snap-on (NYSE:SNA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Snap-on earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.1849288529918 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. decreased its position in Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA) by 62.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 623 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,051 shares during the quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P.’s holdings in Snap-on were worth $100,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of toolmaker Snap-on (NYSE:SNA) jumped nearly 10% in Thursday trading, closing the day up 9.6% after reporting fiscal Q2 financials that missed analyst expectations for sales, but crushed on earnings.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Constellium N.V.(CSTM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Deutsche Bank set a $15.00 price objective on Constellium (NYSE:CSTM) in a research note published on Tuesday morning. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the industrial products company’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cannell Peter B & Co. Inc. cut its stake in shares of Constellium NV (NYSE:CSTM) by 29.1% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 34,125 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 14,000 shares during the quarter. Cannell Peter B & Co. Inc.’s holdings in Constellium were worth $351,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Motley Fool Wealth Management LLC grew its position in shares of Constellium NV (NYSE:CSTM) by 4.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 522,644 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 22,954 shares during the period. Motley Fool Wealth Management LLC owned approximately 0.50% of Constellium worth $5,383,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Constellium (NYSE:CSTM) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

    Several other analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Morgan Stanley set a $15.00 price target on shares of Constellium and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Societe Generale downgraded shares of Constellium from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Seaport Global Securities raised shares of Constellium from a neutral rating to a buy rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $14.00 to $16.00 in a research note on Friday, April 27th. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on shares of Constellium in a research note on Tuesday, March 20th. They issued a buy rating and a $16.00 price target for the company. Finally, BMO Capital Markets boosted their price target on shares of Constellium from $13.00 to $14.00 and gave the stock a market perform rating in a research note on Friday, April 27th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. Constellium currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $16.20.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Century Casinos, Inc.(CNTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about Century Casinos (NASDAQ:CNTY) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Century Casinos earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 47.2296807992345 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNTY) traded down 9.7% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $6.46 and last traded at $6.48. 845,612 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 658% from the average session volume of 111,531 shares. The stock had previously closed at $7.18.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: CIENA Corporation(CIEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ciena Co. (NYSE:CIEN) SVP James E. Moylan, Jr. sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.79, for a total transaction of $51,580.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) reacted very favorably to earnings this week, as it turns out that analysts and investors seem like they just can’t get enough of Ciena, given the upgrades and target hikes that were seen. The massive trading volume on the day after the earnings report with the strong gains indicated that it’s much more than just analysts who see clear skies ahead for Ciena.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    Has the Tide Turned in Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (BOOT) and Ciena Corporation (CIEN) Stocks? (nmsunews.com) Ciena (CIEN) SVP Sells $50,500.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Is Ciena Corporation (CIEN) In Search of Flying? (nmsunews.com) Ciena inks deals with Caucasus Online and GlobeNet (telecomlead.com) Ciena’s GeoMesh chosen to enhance submarine networks in Caucasus and Latin America (fibre-systems.com)

    Shares of Ciena stock opened at $25.30 on Friday. Ciena has a 12 month low of $19.40 and a 12 month high of $27.98. The company has a market cap of $3.66 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.98, a PEG ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 1.40. The company has a quick ratio of 1.79, a current ratio of 2.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: QCR Holdings Inc.(QCRH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on QCR (QCRH)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of QCR (NASDAQ:QCRH) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Wednesday.

    Separately, ValuEngine raised shares of QCR from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. QCR has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $53.60.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of QCR Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCRH) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $53.60.

SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI) Short Interest Update

SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEARCA:XBI) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 35,955,877 shares, a decrease of 7.6% from the February 15th total of 38,923,643 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,464,640 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 8.1 days.

Shares of XBI opened at $91.24 on Wednesday. SPDR S&P Biotech ETF has a 52 week low of $64.38 and a 52 week high of $101.55.

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A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Northern Trust Corp boosted its stake in shares of SPDR S&P Biotech ETF by 56.9% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 4,935 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $470,000 after purchasing an additional 1,789 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its stake in SPDR S&P Biotech ETF by 98.7% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 3,265,715 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $313,084,000 after buying an additional 1,622,372 shares in the last quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. lifted its stake in SPDR S&P Biotech ETF by 26.5% in the third quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. now owns 3,705 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $355,000 after buying an additional 775 shares in the last quarter. MML Investors Services LLC lifted its stake in SPDR S&P Biotech ETF by 15.1% in the third quarter. MML Investors Services LLC now owns 46,705 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $4,478,000 after buying an additional 6,135 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Claraphi Advisory Network LLC lifted its stake in SPDR S&P Biotech ETF by 46.4% in the third quarter. Claraphi Advisory Network LLC now owns 3,456 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $331,000 after buying an additional 1,096 shares in the last quarter.

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Later, Buffett recognized a similar brand loyalty from The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) customer:

Top Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: CompX International Inc.(CIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CI Financial (TSE:CIX) had its price objective decreased by analysts at TD Securities from C$25.00 to C$24.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday. TD Securities’ price target would indicate a potential upside of 12.36% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of CI Financial Corp (TSE:CIX) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and three have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is C$25.75.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CI Financial (TSE:CIX) will issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Thursday, May 10th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of C$0.63 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CI Financial Corp (TSE:CIX)’s share price hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as C$23.92 and last traded at C$23.92, with a volume of 138823 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$24.14.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: ACNB Corporation(ACNB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about ACNB (NASDAQ:ACNB) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ACNB earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.0764149252742 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc. lowered its holdings in shares of ACNB Co. (NASDAQ:ACNB) by 11.8% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 15,000 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 2,000 shares during the period. John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in ACNB were worth $439,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of ACNB (NASDAQ:ACNB) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ACNB (NASDAQ:ACNB) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of ACNB (NASDAQ:ACNB) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Tuesday morning.

    NASDAQ ACNB opened at $36.80 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.95, a current ratio of 0.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56. The stock has a market capitalization of $261.84 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.53 and a beta of 0.34. ACNB has a 12-month low of $26.80 and a 12-month high of $41.45.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Bunge Limited(BG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SG Americas Securities LLC raised its stake in shares of Bunge Ltd (NYSE:BG) by 254.0% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 42,309 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 30,357 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Bunge were worth $2,949,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Burren Capital Advisors LtdMonsanto Co (MON) – 77,300 shares, 36.53% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 26.41%NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI) – 49,500 shares, 23.46% of the total portfolio. New PositionDell-VMWare Tracking Stock (DVMT) – 57,930 shares, 17.17% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 5.52%Time Warner Inc (TWX) – 30,800 shares, 11.8% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.77%Bunge Ltd (BG) – 25,050 shares, 7.5% of

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bunge Ltd (NYSE:BG) insider Jerry Matthews Simmons, Jr. sold 4,122 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.30, for a total value of $289,776.60. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 10,068 shares in the company, valued at approximately $707,780.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fiera Capital Corp purchased a new position in shares of Bunge Ltd (NYSE:BG) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 44,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,067,000.

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Top Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: IPG Photonics Corporation(IPGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of several fiber-optic networking stocks rose at least 12% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Fiber lasers manufacturer IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) led the pack with a 16.6% gain. Long-haul networking expert Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) added 16.1%, laser and optics specialist Coherent (NASDAQ:COHR) rose 12.6%, and optoelectronic components maker II-VI (NASDAQ:IIVI) posted an 11.9% return.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    After an auspicious beginning, 2018 ended on a sour note for IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP). The maker of industrial lasers signaled in July that the growing trade war between the U.S. and China and softening demand in Europe would take a toll on its third-quarter results. This news rattled investors, sending the stock slumping by more than 25%.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Princeton Capital Management LLC grew its position in IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) by 3.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 11,998 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 421 shares during the quarter. IPG Photonics accounts for about 1.2% of Princeton Capital Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 27th largest position. Princeton Capital Management LLC’s holdings in IPG Photonics were worth $2,800,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now

European stocks popped higher Monday, as the choppy political waters in Spain and Italy calmed and as traders took heart from news of potential corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Shares of French bank Societe Generale SA and air carrier Air France-KLM were on the rise on reports of M&A deals in the cards.

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Collectors Universe, Inc.(CLCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Collectors Universe earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.6176420788428 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Collectors Universe earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.3889072712147 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.(EXPD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Adviser Investments LLC trimmed its holdings in Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) by 78.8% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 2,550 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 9,500 shares during the period. Adviser Investments LLC’s holdings in Expeditors International of Washington were worth $161,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have given a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $65.63.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Baird Financial Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) by 10.3% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 18,771 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,760 shares during the quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc.’s holdings in Expeditors International of Washington were worth $1,372,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Calamos Convertible and High Income Fund(CHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Calamos Convertible & Hi Income Fund (NASDAQ:CHY) was the target of a large growth in short interest in September. As of September 14th, there was short interest totalling 705,860 shares, a growth of 35.5% from the August 31st total of 521,121 shares. Approximately 1.0% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 212,797 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.3 days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Calamos Convertible & Hi Income Fund (NASDAQ:CHY) declared a monthly dividend on Monday, February 4th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 12th will be given a dividend of 0.085 per share by the investment management company on Wednesday, February 20th. This represents a $1.02 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, February 11th.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Daimler AG (DDAIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The recent news that Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. (OTCPK:GELYF) has taken an approximate 10% share in Daimler AG (OTCPK:DDAIF) has shaken up the market. Geely already owns Volvo (OTCPK:VOLVY) cars and is a growing company investors might like to study carefully. Daimler already has a partnership with major auto manufacturer BAIC Motor Corp. (OTC:BCCMY) and with BYD. The joint venture with BYD has achieved little and this tie-up with Geely is seen as a source of some concern for BYD.

  • [By ]

    Both Tesla Inc.  (TSLA) and Mercedes-Benz (DDAIF) have their own positive catalysts to lean on.

    Tesla arguably makes the best electric cars on the planet right now. They’re reliable, loaded with technology, have excellent performance and safety ratings and are downright sexy.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Mercedes (OTCPK:DDAIF) in South Carolina (will make Sprinter work vans).

    Toyota (TM) and Mazda in Alabama (will make Corolla and a Mazda SUV).

  • [By ]

    As such, the much lower wage cost in China compared to the U.S. must have caught the eyes of Elon Musk. According to Michael Dunne, president of Dunne Automotive, a Hong Kong-based company that facilitates investments between the U.S. and China, the average line worker at a UAW-represented American assembly plant today makes about $29 per hour. In contrast, the hourly pay in China for the same work ranges from $4.20 at Chinese domestic carmakers such as Geely and BYD to $9.00 or so at German multinational automotive corporation Daimler’s (OTCPK:DDAIF) joint-venture assembly plant in Beijing.

  • [By ]

    For the past five years, I have been actively developing the North American and Caribbean energy storage market. In this time, I have accumulated a vast amount of knowledge and a deep understanding of related use cases, technology, supply chain and sales channels. Prior to entering the energy storage markets, I spent another five years with various clean technology start-up organizations. The experience that I harvested during this period included five years with Toronto- based Eguana Technologies (OTCQB:EGTYF), which designs, manufactures and distributes intelligent power electronics and power conversion systems for distributed smart grid and energy storage applications. I also spent two years with sonnen, a privately held Bavaria-based technology and products Innovation Company focused on designing, developing, manufacturing and distributing advanced lithium-based energy storage systems for the residential, small commercial and industrial sectors. Most recently, I worked at Mercedes-Benz Energy, which is a fully owned subsidiary of Daimler AG (OTCPK:DDAIF). The company is responsible for the development and distribution of stationary energy storage under the Mercedes-Benz brand. In Q2 2018, Mercedes-Benz pulled the plug on its efforts in the residential energy storage market, primarily due to a lack of batteries. The company made a strategic decision to focus on the electrification of its automotive fleet and not focus on the stationary energy storage market. It is in my opinion that this is a foolish move, as the energy markets have now crossed paths with the automotive industry.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Select Medical Holdings Corporation(SEM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its holdings in shares of Select Medical Holdings Co. (NYSE:SEM) by 6.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 229,531 shares of the health services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 14,026 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Select Medical were worth $3,960,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Select Medical Holdings Co. (NYSE:SEM) insider Scott A. Romberger sold 5,000 shares of Select Medical stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.63, for a total transaction of $93,150.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 158,485 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,952,575.55. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Highbridge Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Select Medical Holdings Co. (NYSE:SEM) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 166,839 shares of the health services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,878,000. Highbridge Capital Management LLC owned 0.12% of Select Medical at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Select Medical (SEM)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Select Medical Holdings Co. (NYSE:SEM) Chairman Robert A. Ortenzio sold 21,052 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.52, for a total value of $389,883.04. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now directly owns 6,789,748 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $125,746,132.96. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on Oclaro (OCLR) , Stratasys (SSYS) , Washington Prime Group (WPG) and Select Medical Holdings (SEM) .

    No-Huddle Offense 

    In his “No-Huddle Offense” segment, Cramer proclaimed that it’s a fallacy to think that a low price/earnings multiple always means a stock is too cheap. Sometimes, the earnings estimates are simply too high.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd.(PFLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital Ltd (NASDAQ:PFLT) was the target of a significant drop in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 403,044 shares, a drop of 33.4% from the July 13th total of 605,371 shares. Approximately 1.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 169,547 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.4 days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sound Income Strategies LLC grew its stake in Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital Ltd (NASDAQ:PFLT) by 12.6% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,043,505 shares of the asset manager’s stock after buying an additional 117,138 shares during the quarter. Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital accounts for about 6.7% of Sound Income Strategies LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 7th biggest holding. Sound Income Strategies LLC owned about 2.69% of Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital worth $13,722,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital Ltd (NASDAQ:PFLT) – Research analysts at SunTrust Banks increased their FY2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital in a report issued on Thursday, February 7th. SunTrust Banks analyst M. Hughes now forecasts that the asset manager will earn $1.21 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $1.20. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital’s Q2 2020 earnings at $0.32 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.32 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.27 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

    Get PennantPark Floating Rate alerts:

    PennantPark Floating Rate (PFLT) Plans Monthly Dividend of $0.10 (americanbankingnews.com) PennantPark Floating Rate (PFLT) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com) PennantPark Floating Rate (PFLT) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Thursday (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Downgrades PennantPark Floating Rate (PFLT) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of PFLT stock opened at $13.43 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $523.03 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.21 and a beta of 0.56. PennantPark Floating Rate has a one year low of $12.00 and a one year high of $14.65.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: DSP Group Inc.(DSPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of DSP Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DSPG) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $15.75.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    DSP Group Inc  (NASDAQ:DSPG)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 04, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AU Optronics (NYSE: AUO) and DSP Group (NASDAQ:DSPG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Needham & Company LLC restated their buy rating on shares of DSP Group (NASDAQ:DSPG) in a report issued on Friday morning. The firm currently has a $15.00 price objective on the semiconductor company’s stock.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Having said that, gold doesn’t fit in to Warren Buffett’s investing philosophy. The central investing principle that has allowed Buffett to build Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) into the massive conglomerate it is today excludes gold and most other assets that are considered to be stores of value.

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP]

    While it wasn’t the largest move in terms of the dollar amount, one of the biggest surprises in Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) latest 13-F filing was that the company sold nearly three million shares of tech heavyweight Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) during the fourth quarter of 2018.  

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) shareholders undoubtedly noticed that the company repurchased a small amount of stock in the fourth quarter, with purchases at prices as high as $207.17 and as low as $197.30 per Class B share. That activity suggests that at prices around $197 to $207, Warren Buffett views Berkshire Hathaway’s Class B shares as a bargain.

  • [By Natalie Walters]

    Warren Buffett once famously avoided tech stocks because he claimed to not understand them. However, in the past few years, Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B) has made an exception by loading up on Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock. 

  • [By ] Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger are set to answer questions from Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B)(NYSE: BRK-A) shareholders at the company’s annual meeting on Saturday. While I’m not expecting any major surprises, here are four things I’ll be watching for during the Oracle of Omaha’s Q&A session.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Yet sometimes it takes a simple explanation to make it clear exactly how much something matters to a company. Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) CEO Warren Buffett loves to give simple explanations of key concepts to his investors every year in his annual letter to shareholders. This year, one of the things he noted was just how important tax reform was to the insurance giant’s overall results — and the long-term intrinsic value of the company.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: MGE Energy Inc.(MGEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Prudential Financial Inc. reduced its position in MGE Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGEE) by 18.2% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 104,636 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 23,210 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in MGE Energy were worth $5,871,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Danielson (NYSE: CVA) and MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

    Minerva Neurosciences (NASDAQ:NERV) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Friday.

    Separately, ValuEngine cut shares of MGE Energy from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, June 6th.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Utility stocks are generally considered conservative investments that reward shareholders over the long term with sizable dividends that grow slowly and steadily over time. With the S&P 500 Index’s yield hovering around 2%, the bar for yield is set pretty low today. That said, investors should think twice before jumping at utilities like UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI), Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO), and MGE Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGEE), which offer little if any yield advantage over an S&P 500 Index fund.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Forward Pharma A/S(FWP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ:FWP) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

    NASDAQ:FWP opened at $2.49 on Thursday. Forward Pharma A/S has a fifty-two week low of $1.63 and a fifty-two week high of $7.93.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Before we get to our latest pick, here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Melinta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) Healthcare $1.74 104.01%
    Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PTX) Healthcare $0.83 84.40%
    Top Image Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: TISA) Healthcare $0.82 59.85%
    Jason Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: JASN) Healthcare $2.21 58.99%
    Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL) Financial $4.66 51.79%
    Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MARA) Healthcare $0.52 51.47%
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) Basic Materials $1.53 43.57%
    Dixie Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DXYN) Healthcare $1.40 42.86%
    Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) Services $1.41 39.60%
    Alliance MMA Inc. (NASDAQ: AMMA) Healthcare $4.95 36.18%

    Don’t Miss Out: The Treasury is sitting on an $11.1 billion cash pile, and a loophole entitles Americans to a sizable portion. Some are collecting $1,795, $3,000, or $5,000 every month thanks to this powerful investment…

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) shares gained 88.18 percent to close at $4.14 on Tuesday.
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares jumped 18.04 percent to close at $0.3010 on Tuesday.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares gained 16.61 percent to close at $0.49 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd. (NASDAQ: ARCT) rose 16.09 percent to close at $7.00 on Tuesday.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 14.53 percent to close at $62.65 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
    NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSTG) shares surged 12.64 percent to close at $13.19.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 12.12 percent to close at $4.07 on Tuesday.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) shares climbed 11.58 percent to close at $6.55 on Tuesday.
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) rose 11.23 percent to close at $32.28 following a report from Reuters that the company is looking for a sale.
    iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) gained 11.15 percent to close at $22.52.
    Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT) rose 10.4 percent to close at $7.11.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) gained 10.26 percent to close at $3.33. Stein Mart is expected to release quarterly earnings on May 23.
    MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG) shares rose 10.11 percent to close at $8.06.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 8.2 percent to close at $8.18. Container Store reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter after the closing bell.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares gained 7.69 percent to close at $9.10 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.4 percent to close at $59.03 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) fell 15.2 percent to $3.51 in pre-market trading after surging 88.18 percent on Tuesday.
    Pfenex Inc. (NASDAQ: PFNX) shares fell 15 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after the company announced an offering of common stock.
    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB) fell 17.6 percent to $47.75 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat results for its first quarter and issued a weak earnings forecast for the second quarter.
    Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) fell 13 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading after reporting weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) shares fell 12.1 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after reporting pricing of public offering of common stock.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) shares fell 9.8 percent to $27.31 in pre-market trading.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) fell 6.5 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) shares fell 5.8 percent to $71.02 in pre-market trading. Target reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales exceeded estimates.
    PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF) shares fell 5.7 percent to $42.42 in pre-market trading

Donegal Group (DGICA) Downgraded by BidaskClub to Strong Sell

Donegal Group (NASDAQ:DGICA) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

Other equities research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Donegal Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 1st. ValuEngine downgraded Donegal Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 22nd. Finally, Boenning Scattergood reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Donegal Group in a research report on Wednesday, February 20th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $18.00.

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NASDAQ:DGICA opened at $13.37 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $379.51 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -13.37 and a beta of 0.36. Donegal Group has a 1 year low of $12.74 and a 1 year high of $16.44. The company has a current ratio of 0.44, a quick ratio of 0.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16.

Donegal Group (NASDAQ:DGICA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 19th. The insurance provider reported ($0.30) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.30). Donegal Group had a negative return on equity of 6.55% and a negative net margin of 4.24%. The company had revenue of $195.01 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $197.60 million. On average, analysts predict that Donegal Group will post 0.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Donegal Group by 0.5% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,793,905 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $24,478,000 after acquiring an additional 8,491 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in Donegal Group by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 845,479 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $11,536,000 after acquiring an additional 16,039 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Donegal Group by 12.9% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 541,181 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $7,646,000 after acquiring an additional 61,847 shares during the last quarter. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. increased its stake in Donegal Group by 21.8% in the fourth quarter. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. now owns 482,199 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $6,580,000 after acquiring an additional 86,324 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in Donegal Group by 8.6% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 343,983 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $4,889,000 after acquiring an additional 27,122 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 30.50% of the company’s stock.

Donegal Group Company Profile

Donegal Group Inc, an insurance holding company, provides property and casualty insurance to businesses and individuals in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern, New England, and southern states. It operates through four segments: Investment Function, Personal Lines of Insurance, Commercial Lines of Insurance, and Investment in DFSC.

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Hold Kewal Kiran Clothing; target of Rs 1415: Sharekhan

Sharekhan’s research report on Kewal Kiran Clothing

Our meeting with the CFO of KKCL suggests that the company has taken adequate steps to revive revenue growth (including selling 1/4th garments on sale-or-return basis in north India and improving deliver time from manufacturing to availability of product on retail shelves). However the revival in the revenue growth will be gradual and is expected to remain in the range of 8-10% in the near term. The revamped strategies would not put any stress on OPM (likely to remain at 20%+) and Balance Sheet in the near term.

Outlook

We maintain Hold on the stock of KKCL with unchanged TP of Rs. 1,415 and advise long term investors to stay invested in the stock given its lean balance.

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First Published on Mar 20, 2019 04:11 pm