Equities Futures Higher But Investors Continue Cautious Trading

The market was revving its engine Monday morning, but a caution flag was still flying, keeping stocks from being off to the races. 

Momentum from Facebook.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) stronger-than-expected earnings, reported after the market closed yesterday, helped equities futures, which were pointing to a higher open for all three of the main U.S. indices. Investors seemed to cheer as the tech giant beat expectations despite the data handling issue. Eyes will turn to the Seattle area later today as Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) report earnings after the bell.

Still, sentiment is mixed, with market moves perhaps getting overdone either way because of a tug of war between bulls and bears. Longer term investors may want to simply ignore some of the noise and focus on the fundamentals, which appear strong.

Earnings Roundup: Transportation and Food

General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) this morning continued the string of companies reporting better-than-expected earnings only to see their stock take a dip. Shares in premarket trading were down about 1 percent. Though GM beat analyst estimates on both the top and bottom line, largely on strong sales of crossover vehicles in North America and China, a fall in net income seems to be what led to the underwhelming response. GM's earnings come on the heels of Ford, which reported higher profit yesterday. 

A similar story was repeated this morning by American Airlines Group Inc. (NYSE: AAL), which posted stronger earnings than analysts were expecting. But its shares slid on a warning about higher fuel prices and other input costs. Also lower this morning were shares of Southwest Airlines (LUV), which reported earnings roughly in line with estimates. The Dallas-based airline, still reeling from a recent mid-air mishap, saw its shares lose over 4 percent in early trading.

Moving on to foodstuffs, PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMG) were among those reporting earnings. PEP earnings beat estimates, but its North America beverage division "continues to work through some challenges," CEO Indra Nooyi said in this morning's call. CMG, however, seemed to crush it, reporting earnings of $2.13 a share versus analyst estimate of $1.53. CMG shares rose over 14 percent in the pre-market.

Investors seem to be realizing the U.S. economy is on decent footing. Helping back that up this morning was news that U.S. jobless claims, which came in under expectations, were at their lowest level since 1969. 

Yield Watch

In news from across the pond, the European Central Bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged, but it remains to be seen when the central bank will end its bond-buying program. Futures on the euro (/6E) remain in a tight range just above $1.22.

Trading this morning is essentially a carryover from yesterday, when stocks ended mixed as investors seemed to weigh conflicting sentiments.

On the one hand, the 10-year Treasury yield closed above 3 percent yesterday, likely reflecting concern about future inflation and causing worry about increased corporate borrowing costs. On the other hand, higher longer term rates can reflect more bullish expectations for economic growth in general. The yield on the 10-year Treasury was back below the 3 percent mark Thursday morning, but concerns about inflation seem to be lingering with crude oil near $70 per barrel and aluminum and steel prices also elevated.

Priced for Perfection?

Investors also seem to be intently watching earnings. But even though many of the companies that have reported so far have beaten expectations, the market hasn’t seen a large rally. Why, you ask? Well, as been noted before, it appears this market is “priced for perfection”. That generally means if companies knock investors’ socks off, maybe they get a little bump or stay flat. But if there’s anything negative to focus on, that’s where investors’ minds seem to be going. Part of the reason behind that sentiment is that stocks appear to be in a repricing mode.

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FIGURE 1: 3 percent YIELD AND THE S&P 500. The 10-Year Yield Index (TNX), which reflects 10-times the yield on 10-year US Treasuries, starts the day right at the 3 percent market, a shade lower than yesterday. The S&P 500 Index (SPX – purple line) moved lower yesterday as the 10-year yield moved up, but seemed to settle in by later in the day. Data source: Cboe Global Markets, S&P Dow Jones Indices. Chart source: The thinkorswim® platform from TD Ameritrade. For illustrative purposes only. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Stocks Vs. Bonds

The climb in treasury yields to four-year highs could pose a special challenge to stocks that long-term investors often buy and hold for yield. Dividend-paying sectors like telecom, utilities and staples all could face more pressure if yields keep ticking up. Staples are already down double-digits year-to-date. Stocks tend to be riskier than bonds (though no investment is risk free), and if bonds pay decent yields, there may be more pursuit of fixed income. This would tend to pull money into bonds that might have otherwise gone into stocks. Though the 10-year gets most of the headlines, it’s worth noting that the 1-year Treasury note currently yielded 2.247 percent going into Thursday, compared with just a 1.85 percent dividend yield for the S&P 500.

More on Yield and Stocks

That said, stocks may be able to continue higher even if bond yields also keep rising — at least for a while. After all, there’s nothing really magical about the 3 percent mark. Although it is psychologically important, it really shouldn’t come as a surprise that yields are moving higher, as the Fed has been telegraphing that to the market for a while now. Investors just seem to be in the mood to sell, and that could provide a buying opportunity for contrarian investors. But there is a limit. If the yield on the 10-year Treasury rapidly rises from where it is now to, say, 3.25 percent, then some investors might start rethinking their portfolio mix.

Lifeblood of the Economy

Trains and trucks are like the blood flowing through the circulatory system of the economy. And the latest checkup results look pretty good. Rail company Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC) reported stronger than expected earnings Wednesday. One interesting metric it reported was that overall volumes rose 3 percent as growth in its intermodal category offset declines in merchandise and coal volumes. Trucking companies have also been doing well as demand for their services is high. Trains and trucks transport the building blocks of America’s economy, which means if the companies that operate them are doing well, the economy probably is too.

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now

Jacksonville, FL, based Investment company Augustine Asset Management Inc buys Apple, Amgen, ABB, ICICI Bank, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk, Berkshire Hathaway, Archer-Daniels Midland Co, JPMorgan Chase, Briggs & Stratton, Cameco, sells MiMedx Group during the 3-months ended 2017-03-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Augustine Asset Management Inc. As of 2017-03-31, Augustine Asset Management Inc owns 64 stocks with a total value of $158 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: AAPL, AMGN, ABB, IBN, TLK, BRK.A, ADM, BGG, CCJ, AZSEY, Added Positions: JPM, C, SIEGY, WY, FMC, XOM, SYT, SYF, GE, DLPH, Reduced Positions: IBM, NKE, EVER, T, CPAMF, VZ, AVIJF, SHG, Sold Out: MDXG,

For the details of AUGUSTINE ASSET MANAGEMENT INC’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=AUGUSTINE+ASSET+MANAGEMENT+INC

These are the top 5 holdings of AUGUSTINE ASSET MANAGEMENT INCApple Inc (AAPL) – 101,309 shares, 9.21% of the total portfolio. New PositionInternational Business Machines Corp (IBM) – 58,496 shares, 6.45% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 8%Microsoft Corp (MSFT) – 141,445 shares, 5.89% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.60%Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO) – 183,408 shares, 3.92% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 1.41%SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) – 51,563 shares, 3.87% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.94%New Purchase: Apple Inc (AAPL)

Augustine Asset Management Inc initiated holdings in Apple Inc. The purchase prices were between $116.02 and $144.12, with an estimated average price of $131.71. The stock is now traded at around $143.17. The impact to the portfolio due to this purchase was 9.21%. The holdings were 101,309 shares as of 2017-03-31.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation(WAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (WAB) scores highly based on my Warren Buffett-based model, which is based on the book Buffettology, and also the Peter Lynch-inspired approach that uses the method outlined by Lynch in One Up on Wall Street.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: HubSpot, Inc.(HUBS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Cramer was bearish on Ferrellgas Partners (FGP) , Realty Income (O) , Synergy Pharmaceuticals (SGYP) , Avis Budget Group (CAR) and HubSpot (HUBS) .

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    HubSpotInc. (NYSE: HUBS) was downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital Markets.

    Insmed Inc. (NASDAQ: INSM) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    HubSpot Inc (NYSE: HUBS) plummeted nearly 3 percent Tuesday on a new short report by Citron Research, which forecasted a 34-percent near-term decline and a 67-percent long-term fade from $75 to $25.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Semiconductors are selling off, and HubSpot Inc (NYSE: HUBS) even earned a Citron short report on its sudden fade.

    “This is rotation station we are in right now and tech is out of favor and value is back in favor,” Dick said.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    There’s another area being driven by AI that may surprise you. The next time you text your bank, cellphone service provider, or retailer, the agent you’re dealing with might be a chatbot. This form of conversational AI is being more widely adopted to perform simple customer service tasks. According to research conducted by marketing technology vendor HubSpot, Inc. (NYSE:HUBS), of 1,426 respondents worldwide, 74% had used voice search in the prior month, and 63% of people using services based on AI technology didn’t even know it.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Popular, Inc.(BPOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Founded in 1893, mid cap Popular Inc (NASDAQ: BPOP) is the leading banking institution by both assets and deposits in Puerto Rico and ranks among the top 50 U.S. banks by assets. Popular provides retail, mortgage and commercial banking services through its principal banking subsidiary, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, as well as auto and equipment leasing and financing, investment banking, broker-dealer and insurance services through specialized subsidiaries. In the United States, Popular has established a community-banking franchise providing a broad range of financial services and products with branches in New York, New Jersey and Florida under the name of Popular Community Bank.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We believe investors should continue to own three types of bank stocks: “Return of Capital (RC) Stocks”, “Risk On (RO) Stocks”, and “Multiple Revaluation (MR) Stocks.” RC stocks include M&T Bank (MTB), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), and SunTrust Banks (STI); RO stocks include Bank of America, Popular (BPOP), Citigroup, JPMorgan, and KeyCorp (KEY); and MR stocks include BB&T (BBT) and PNC Financial Services Group (PNC).

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology(BIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Yesterday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested theProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ: BIB) as a way to play long term biotech bullishness with a short term caveat:

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.(WWW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matt Hogan]

    SKX is also highly attractive in a relative basis when compared to several of its publicly traded peers: Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), Deckers Outdoor Group (NYSE: DECK), Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) and Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ: COLM). The company's forward EBITDA multiple of 6.9x is equal or below all of the comparable companies: FL (6.9x), DECK (7.6x), WWW (10.1x) and COLM (10.8x).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wolverine World Wide (NYSE:WWW)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating restated by Buckingham Research in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. They currently have a $32.00 target price on the textile maker’s stock. Buckingham Research’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 5.51% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Monday’s regular session.

    Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) Dec16 5.0 Puts Sweep: 1191 @ ASK $0.80: 1354 traded vs 102 OI: $5.32 Ref
    Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA) Jul16 9.5 Puts Sweep: 1494 @ ASK $0.13: 14k traded vs 6682 OI: $10.09 Ref
    Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SRPT) Jul16 10.0 Puts: 3536 @ ASK $0.50: 5506 traded vs 54k OI: Earnings 8/4 $22.50 Ref
    Tableau Software Inc (NYSE: DATA) Jul16 47.5 Puts Sweep: 837 @ ASK $0.30: 995 traded vs 37 OI: Earnings 8/3 $50.60 Ref
    Yandex NV (NASDAQ: YNDX) Aug16 18.0 Puts Sweep: 532 @ ASK $0.30: 2143 traded vs 78 OI: Earnings 7/28 Before Open $22.02 Ref
    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) Aug16 22.5 Puts: 719 @ ASK $1.35: 1032 traded vs 0 OI: Earnings 7/19 $22.22 Ref
    Conn's Inc (NASDAQ: CONN) Jan17 5.0 Puts Sweep: 605 @ ASK $0.85: 1355 traded vs 3132 OI: $7.16 Ref

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.(VNDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Another biotechnology player that looks poised to trigger a big breakout trade is Vanda Pharmaceuticals (VNDA), which is focused on the development and commercialization of clinical-stage drug candidates for central nervous system disorders. This stock has been on fire so far in 2013, with shares up a whopping 258%.

    If you take a look at the chart for Vanda Pharmaceuticals, you’ll notice that this stock has recently broke out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $12.34 to $12.66 a share with solid upside volume. So far, this breakout has held and now shares of VNDA are quickly moving within range of triggering an even bigger breakout trade.

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in VNDA if it manages to break out above its 52-week high at $13.30 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above that level with volume that hits near or above its three-month average action 908,467 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then VNDA will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $15 to $17 a share.

    Traders can look to buy VNDA off any weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below some near-term support at $12 a share. One could also buy VNDA off strength once it takes out $13.30 a share with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc.(BUFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson] Related BUFF Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Crude Oil Rises 3.5%; Zagg Shares Fall Following Weak Q4 Results Mid-Day Market Update: Blue Buffalo Pet Products Rises Following Strong Q4 Results; Ocean Rig UDW Shares Slide Blue Buffalo Pet Products' (BUFF) CEO Kurt Schmidt on Q1 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)
    Related ARMK Earnings Scheduled For May 11, 2016 Earnings Scheduled For February 10, 2016

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Petmed Express and pet stock peerCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) being outstanding performers over the last year or two while pet food stocks Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF) and Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) have not yet lived up to investor expectations:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Petmed Express giving a steady performance before jolting higher this yearand pet stock peerCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) also being agood performer while pet food stocks Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF) and Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) have not yet lived up to investor expectations:

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: PetroShare Corp. (PRHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Just one company joined the calendar, micro-cap gunshot detector ShotSpotter (Pending:SSTI), and one micro-cap company filed, DJ Basin E&P PetroShare (OTCQB:PRHR). We had expected more JOBS-Act filers this week as Monday marked the first day to file for companies preparing for post-Memorial Day launches.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Travelzoo Inc.(TZOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares climbed 54.2 percent to $1.25 on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) climbed 21.3 percent to $9.40 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) gained 16.5 percent to $4.60.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares rose 11.2 percent to $15.4206 following Q3 results.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) shares rose 11 percent to $15.3289. McDermott issued a release reiterating rejection of Subsea 7's offer.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares gained 9.2 percent to $64.61 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) surged 8.5 percent to $46.00 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) climbed 7.5 percent to $107.22 after reporting Q1 results.
    Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNA) rose 6.1 percent to $14.78. B. Riley initiated coverage on Allena Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.6 percent to $102.90 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 4.5 percent to $17.03 following strong Q1 results.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 4.2 percent to $22.20 after reporting Q1 results.

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) got a boost, shooting up 25 percent to $9.70 following strong Q1 results.

    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares were also up, gaining 9 percent to $64.54 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Year to date, the company’s stock price has fallen over 42%. Meanwhile, its competitors’ share prices have increased during the same period. The Travelzoo Inc. (Nasdaq: TZOO) share price has gained 41% YTD, and Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN) has gained over 19%.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: National CineMedia, Inc.(NCMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    And this is also the case with our Top 10 Stock #2, the largest U.S. theater advertising firm, National CineMedia (Nasdaq: NCMI). Altogether, CineMedia displays its ads on 19,900 movie screens in 49 of America’s 50 largest cities… exposing its ads to over 700 million moviegoers each year.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Standard General L.P.’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Standard+General+L.P.

    These are the top 5 holdings of Standard General L.P.National CineMedia Inc (NCMI) – 12,576,000 shares, 60.53% of the total portfolio. New PositionTime Inc (TIME) – 3,181,424 shares, 29.62% of the total portfolio. Turning Point Brands Inc (TPB) – 305,319 shares, 3.58% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 189.90%CafePress Inc (PRSS) – 2,500,000 shares, 3.12% of the total portfolio. New PositionB. Riley Financial Inc (RILY) – 167,736 shares, 1.97% of the total portfoli

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Standard General L.P.’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Standard+General+L.P.

    These are the top 5 holdings of Standard General L.P.National CineMedia Inc (NCMI) – 12,576,000 shares, 60.53% of the total portfolio. New PositionTime Inc (TIME) – 3,181,424 shares, 29.62% of the total portfolio. Turning Point Brands Inc (TPB) – 305,319 shares, 3.58% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 189.90%CafePress Inc (PRSS) – 2,500,000 shares, 3.12% of the total portfolio. New PositionB. Riley Financial Inc (RILY) – 167,736 shares, 1.97% of the total portfoli

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Standard General L.P.’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Standard+General+L.P.

    These are the top 5 holdings of Standard General L.P.National CineMedia Inc (NCMI) – 12,576,000 shares, 60.53% of the total portfolio. New PositionTime Inc (TIME) – 3,181,424 shares, 29.62% of the total portfolio. Turning Point Brands Inc (TPB) – 305,319 shares, 3.58% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 189.90%CafePress Inc (PRSS) – 2,500,000 shares, 3.12% of the total portfolio. New PositionB. Riley Financial Inc (RILY) – 167,736 shares, 1.97% of the total portfoli

Emerging Market Growth Could Be Settling Down, Data Suggest

Is the party winding down?

A measure of growth in emerging market economies paused in March after rising to the highest level in seven years.

The EM Growth Tracker retreated to a 6.6 percent growth pace on a quarter-over-quarter basis, according to the Institute of International Finance, which represents the financial sector from banks to sovereign wealth funds.

That’s 0.2 pp lower than February.

Negative business sentiment and a contraction in import and export “variables” weighed on the report, the IIF said. The report noted, "mounting trade tensions are one of the drivers we have identified in the fading of synchronized growth."

At the same time, the outlook is “strong” bolstered by U.S. fiscal stimulus and stronger growth in the euro area. Additionally, regional trackers remained positive.

The data were published April 19.

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The Right Way To Follow Up After A Job Interview

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Job candidates frequently make one big mistake after an interview: idly waiting for the employer to call with good or bad news. Bu the right follow-up can maximize the positive impact you made during the interview and increase your chances of getting hired.

Interviewers like proactive and ambitious candidates; they are the lifeline of the employer and its future. What&a;rsquo;s more, some interviewers dismiss candidates who don&a;rsquo;t follow up.

&l;strong&g;3 Common Mistakes After a Job Interview&l;/strong&g;

But it&a;rsquo;s highly important to &l;a href=&q;https://resumescentre.com/blog/thank-you-follow-up-letters-what-do-they-have-to-do-with-landing-a-job&q; target=&q;_blank&q; rel=&q;noopener noreferrer&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;follow up after a job interview&l;/a&g; the &l;em&g;right&l;/em&g; way. There are three common mistakes job applicants make:

&l;strong&g;1. Contacting the employer too frequently.&a;nbsp;&l;/strong&g;One of the worst mistakes a job seeker can make is coming across as obnoxious or pushy. Before leaving the interview, ask when you can expect to be contacted and how he or she would prefer you follow up. Some favor applicants email them; others give candidates their work phone numbers. If you don&a;rsquo;t hear anything by that time, follow up. But only contact the employer once a week (or so) to remain professional and interested.

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&l;strong&g;2. Being too casual.&a;nbsp;&l;/strong&g;Be as professional as possible in your writing and the way you talk to the employer after your job interview. Your vocabulary doesn&a;rsquo;t have to be academic or entrepreneurial, but the way you address your potential employer could be the deciding point in whether or not you get hired.

&l;strong&g;3. Any form of negativity.&a;nbsp;&l;/strong&g;Complaining or saying negative things about the employer to the employer can sometimes be misunderstood and cost you the job. Focus on the positives of your experience with the employer so far and make sure you include them in your follow-up.

&l;strong&g;Writing a Thank-You Note&l;/strong&g;

Thank-you notes are a good way to nudge interviewers into delivering the verdict about your employment.

Let&a;rsquo;s take a look at two drastically different types which will give you a good indication of the formatting and the &l;a href=&q;https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-write-an-interview-thank-you-letter-2063981&q; target=&q;_blank&q; rel=&q;noopener noreferrer&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;information they should contain&l;/a&g;.

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The first type of thank-you note can be used by people with professional experience who don&a;rsquo;t require much feedback, but do want to come across as friendly, cooperative and team-oriented. It focuses on highlights from the interview. In this type, you might say something like: &l;em&g;I wanted to thank you for the opportunity your company presented for me and your sincere consideration of my application. I enjoyed the questions you asked since they really helped me reflect on my past professional experiences. I hope to hear from you soon.&l;/em&g;

The second type of thank-you note works for self-aware people who want to learn as much as they can about themselves. It consists of a subtle follow-up note that emphasizes feedback and employment status update. It might say something like: &l;em&g;I&a;rsquo;d like to thank you again for the time and patience you had with my application &a;mdash; I can imagine a lot of candidates applied for the position. I&a;rsquo;d like to formally ask you for your professional feedback about my performance on the interview itself. &l;/em&g;

&l;strong&g;How the Entire Process Pays Off&l;/strong&g;

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AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc Stock Will Soar on Summer Blockbusters

Sometimes, industries that are left for dead aren’t actually going to die. In that scenario, stocks that are priced-for-death could stage huge rebounds. Such is the case with AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc (NYSE:AMC) and the movie theater industry. Movie theaters were presumed to be a dying breed thanks to technology making at-home entertainment better, cheaper, and more convenient than ever. As such, AMC stock dropped from nearly $35 in late 2016 to just over $10 in late 2017.

As it turns out, though, movie theaters aren’t as dead as everyone thought. The 2018 box office is off to a red-hot start, and with a stellar movie line-up still to come, it looks like 2018 could set box office records.

How does the box office set records in a declining movie industry? Maybe the movie industry isn’t as bad off as we all thought. Although at-home entertainment is growing in popularity, movie theaters are adapting to become experience destinations that consumers still love to frequent.

At the heart of this rebound is AMC stock. It has bounced off its $10 lows in late 2017 to above $17 today, a near 70% rally in a just a few months.

This rally in AMC has more firepower. Fundamentals imply that shares remain materially undervalued in a long-term window. Meanwhile, the stock could get a near-term boost thanks to a robust summer movie line-up.

All in all, AMC stock looks like a buy here and now.

Here’s a deeper look:

Movie Theaters Aren’t Dead

We all know the story. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is killing shopping malls, while Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) is killing move theaters.

But maybe killing is the wrong term. Perhaps the better way to say this is Netflix and Amazon are forcing shopping malls and movie theaters to change.

Indeed, they are doing that. Malls have gone from pure shopping destinations with cheap food courts to multi-purpose experience destinations complete with shopping, restaurants, movie theaters, gyms, arcades (think Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:PLAY)), and much more.

This transition has worked, and as a result, mall-based retailers are reporting much better numbers and mall stocks are soaring. Just look at shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF), Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN), American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), Macy’s Inc (NYSE:M), and Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:JWN) over the past several months.

The trend is up, up, and away.

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Meanwhile, movie theaters have undergone their own transformation. They have gone from pure big-screen, movie-watching destinations to experience destinations with premium reclined seating, robust food menus, alcohol bars, and enhanced viewing and listening capability.

This transition has also worked. Movie theater attendance is up, and expected to rebound strongly this year after hitting a 25-year low.

Meanwhile, ticket prices are going up, as are both total and per capita concession spending (AMC reported that the number of attendees buying concessions has risen from 64% in 2011 to 71% today, while average concession spending per patron in the U.S. rose more than 5% year-over-year last year).

In the long-term, AMC will do just fine. Yes, Netflix adoption will rise by a ton over the next several years. But even with Netflix adoption in the U.S. at all-time high levels, movie theater attendance is inflecting upward. Clearly, the two can co-exist.

AMC Stock Is Undervalued

By my numbers, AMC stock is worth somewhere around $20 today.

Revenue growth trended around 5-6% per year before this year (acquisitions caused a huge spike in revenues). Over the next several years, revenue growth may be slower than that 5-6% range, but not much slower. Revenue growth of 3-5% seems sustainable long-term.

Meanwhile, operating margins normally hover around 6-8%. They should be able to stay in that range because concessions are the company’s big profit driver, and concessions spending is on the rise. Thus, 7% operating margins seem sustainable long-term.

Roughly 4% revenue growth over the next 5 years on 7% operating margins implies revenues of $6.2 billion and operating profits of $433 million in 5 years. Taking out $100 million to net interest expense, 25% for taxes, and dividing by 130 million shares, that equates to around $1.90 in earnings per share in 5 years.

A market-average 16-times forward multiple on those $1.90 earnings implies a four-year forward price target of $30. Discounted back by 10% per year, that equates to a present value of above $20.

Bottom Line on AMC Stock

Fears related to the death of movie theaters have been greatly exaggerated. As such, AMC stock remains materially undervalued at current levels.

Moreover, this stock could get a big boost this summer thanks to a blockbuster movie line-up which features Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ocean’s 8, The Incredibles 2, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and Ant-Man and the Wasp.

As of this writing, Luke Lango was long AMC, AMZN, PLAY

Fatal Jet-Engine Blast Happened While Maker Planned Expanded Safety Checks

The maker of the engine that blew up on a Southwest Airlines jet last week was getting ready to recommend inspections that would have included that engine right before the fatal accident.

Engine maker CFM International Inc., in response to a similar malfunction in 2016, had recommended last year that carriers inspect a limited population of older fan blades that didn’t include the one that failed last week.

But a draft recommendation circulated to some carriers for their input would have expanded the list enough to include the engine that was powering Flight 1380 when a fan blade broke off midair over Pennsylvania. It shattered a window and sucked a woman partly out of the plane.

Those recommendations were the basis of the emergency inspections ordered last Friday by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The company’s recommendations “had been in the works for weeks before the incident,” said CFM spokesman Rick Kennedy.

It’s unclear whether the expanded inspections would have happened in time to prevent last week’s accident.

The expansion of engine inspections was part of the process of trying to gather data on an extremely rare failure like the one that occurred two years ago and was not because of any indication of an impending risk of another blade failure, Kennedy said.

Earlier: Jet Engine That Exploded Had Metal Weakness Signs, U.S. Says

“We’re on the very front end of trying to understand this phenomenon,” Kennedy said. "The biggest challenge in our industry is managing something that’s exceedingly rare. You don’t have a baseline."

After a CFM engine failed in 2016, the company issued service bulletins calling for inspections of specific lots of fan blades with more than 15,000 flights since their last maintenance overhaul. The Southwest engine that failed last week had about 10,000 flights since being overhauled, according to the airline. It also wasn’t among the fan blade serial numbers cited in that bulletin, according to Kennedy.

The broader inspections, which are now aimed at all older fan blades, adds a new twist to the mystery of why two similar, severe failures on one of the world’s most common and most reliable jet engines have occurred within two years. Engines can’t be certified until they demonstrate in tests that they can lose a fan blade without causing damage to an aircraft, but that happened in both incidents on Southwest planes.

Southwest has completed inspections on 265 engines that had made more than 30,000 flights apiece since they were manufactured, as specified by last Friday’s emergency order from the FAA.

The carrier had done some of the fan blade reviews before the order was issued, said Brandy King, a spokeswoman for the Dallas-based airline. She declined to comment on findings from the examinations. Southwest is continuing voluntary inspections of its entire fleet.

Evolving Hazard

The process of deciding which engines should be inspected is typical for how manufacturers and regulators approach an evolving safety hazard, said Sarah MacLeod, executive director of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association.

“They have to make some assumptions in order to narrow the risks,” MacLeod said.

Since the incident, CFM has recommended that engines with 20,000 flights or more should have fan blade inspections by the end of August. The same inspections should be done in cases where airlines don’t know how many flights a fan blade has made. Carriers sometimes move blades from engine to engine during routine maintenance and it can be difficult to track exactly the number of a blade’s flights.

NTSB Probe

Kennedy said he was addressing the inspection process only and couldn’t comment on National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation of the two incidents. The NTSB hasn’t completed its investigations into either accident. In the 2016 case, a fan blade broke off and ricocheted out the front of the engine, causing damage that led the plane to lose pressure. The flight diverted to Pensacola, Florida, but no one was injured.

Southwest Airlines Co. says it plans to inspect all engines of that make regardless of their number of flights. CFM is a partnership between General Electric Co. and France’s Safran SA.

Under the emergency order issued Friday, the engine that failed in the latest case would have been inspected. It had a total of about 40,000 flights, so was above the threshold in the order. The order also doesn’t make a distinction based on previous overhauls.

The FAA, which is starting with the oldest engines first, says it is considering expanding its inspection order. The agency plans on following CFM’s call for more checks by August in a separate action, according to a person familiar with the matter, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about the information and asked not to be identified.

More on CFM inspections by Bloomberg Intelligence analysts

The FAA’s order on Friday covers an estimated 352 of the oldest CFM56-7B engines on U.S. carriers, which fell far short of the number of engines CFM had suggested that airlines eventually inspect. “We are considering further rule-making to address these differences,” the FAA wrote in its emergency airworthiness directive.

Last November, Southwest began a program to inspect all its CFM56-7B fan blades every 3,000 hours, going beyond what the manufacturer had suggested, Chief Operating Officer Mike Van de Ven said in a memo sent to employees last Friday. However, the engine that exploded last week hadn’t gone through that inspection, according to King, the company spokeswoman.

The accident April 17 was the first fatal accident involving a U.S. passenger airline since 2009. Investigators say a fan blade at the front of the engine that had been weakened by repeated stresses broke off on Flight 1380. The Boeing Co. 737-700, which was en route from New York to Dallas, made an emergency landing in Philadelphia.

A passenger, Jennifer Riordan, who was a vice president at Wells Fargo & Co. in New Mexico, was killed after being partly sucked out of the opening. The plane made an emergency landing in Philadelphia.

While the initial orders are focused on the overall time of an engine, carriers sometimes move older fan blades onto engines that were purchased more recently. That could complicate how the airlines target which engines they should inspect, said Gary Weissel, managing officer at Tronos Aviation Consulting Inc.

"They’ll have to go through all their engines and calculate how long have the blades been on. It will be a little more of a manual review," Weissel said.

— With assistance by Julie Johnsson

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Best China Stocks To Buy Right Now

Oakbrook, IL, based Investment company Interactive Financial Advisors buys iShares China Large-Cap, SPDR DJ Wilshire Intl Real Estate, iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF, iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF, iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF, iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense, iShares National Muni Bond, Alibaba Group Holding, Apple Inc, Netflix Inc, sells Vanguard S&P 500, SPDR Gold Trust, SPDR S&P Global Natural Resources, Vanguard Value, iShares Core S&P Small-Cap during the 3-months ended 2017-12-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Interactive Financial Advisors. As of 2017-12-31, Interactive Financial Advisors owns 90 stocks with a total value of $213 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: FXI, RWX, IEI, PFF, BABA, NFLX, AAPL, FB, AMZN, RWO, Added Positions: SHY, ACWX, ITA, SCHH, AGG, FXF, REZ, MUB, SLV, IGE, Reduced Positions: VOO, GLD, VWO, LQD, IVV, IWN, EMB, VIG, CIU, EFV,

For the details of Interactive Financial Advisors’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Interactive+Financial+Advisors

Best China Stocks To Buy Right Now: Clean Diesel Technologies Inc.(CDTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTI) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.18 per share on revenue of $10.25 million.

    Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $22.10 million.

Best China Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sina Corporation(SINA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    SINA Corp (NASDAQ: SINA), which has a stake in Weibo, also tumbled.

    Weibo confirmed that the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China or SAPPRFT has ordered local authorities to take measures to suspend audio and video services of some internet companies.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    It was quickly followed by two other Chinese social media sites: SINA Corp (NASDAQ: SINA) and Momo Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ: MOMO).

    Weibo Responds

    Weibo issued a press release later in the day saying it would cooperate with the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares ofSINA Corporation(NASDAQ:SINA)rose 25.8% in 2016,according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, following a pair of stronger-than-expected quarterly reports from the Chinese internet leader in the second half.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Warren Buffett famously told investors to be “fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.” Dedicated followers of that mantra would probably dismiss Chinese online media giant SINA (NASDAQ:SINA) — which rallied 120% over the past 12 months to a six-year high — as a “greedy” play.

Best China Stocks To Buy Right Now: Renesola Ltd.(SOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) shares rose 9.76 percent to $1.35 in pre-market trading. ReneSola reported Q1 earnings of $0.06 per share on revenue of $260.7 million.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $256.05 million.

    America’s Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.58 per share on revenue of $149.13 million.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Wall Street expects ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) to report a quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $256.05 million. ReneSola shares gained 2.50 percent to close at $1.23 on Friday.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Aimmune Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: AIMT) shares jumped 35 percent to $34.64 in response to failed DBVT peanut allergy trial.
    Exactech, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXAC) shares surged 30.9 percent to $41.88 after the company agreed to be acquired by TPG Capital for $42 per share in cash.
    Dextera Surgical Inc (NASDAQ: DXTR) shares climbed 27.6 percent to $0.238 after surging 40.48 percent on Friday.
    Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ: PETS) jumped 21.8 percent to $44.73 as the company reported better-than-expected Q2 results.
    SenesTech Inc (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 21.7 percent to $1.95 after the company disclosed that Univar will be marketing and selling ContraPest.
    Yulong Eco-Materials Ltd (NASDAQ: YECO) shares gained 18.3 percent to $0.560.
    One Horizon Group Inc (NASDAQ: OHGI) shares rose 18 percent to $1.18.
    Atossa Genetics Inc (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares climbed 18 percent to $0.566. Atossa Genetics is schedule to host a conference call to announce preliminary results from Phase 1 study of oral Endoxifen on October 25, 2017.
    ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) shares rose 15.3 percent to $2.72
    Renren Inc (NYSE: RENN) shares gained 11.9 percent to $10.71 after gaining 2.68 percent on Friday.
    Kalvista Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: KALV) shares rose 11.8 percent to $12.59. KalVista Pharma 13D filing from Longwood Fund showed registration for an 8.7 percent stake.
    Xunlei Ltd (NASDAQ: XNET) shares gained 9.4 percent to $7.20 after surging 25.33 percent on Friday.
    VF Corp (NYSE: VFC) shares surged 7.1 percent to $71.09 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its third quarter and raised its FY2017 guidance.
    CAI International Inc (NYSE: CAI) rose 6.6 percent to $39.70. Cowen & Co. upgraded CAI from Market Perform to Outperform.
    Agenus Inc (NASDAQ: AGEN) shares gained 5.7 percent to $4.58 as the company disclosed that GSK's shingle vaccine received FDA approval.
    Deltic Timber Corp (NYSE: DEL) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $94.11

Best China Stocks To Buy Right Now: Euro/Yen(EJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Belinda Cao]

    E-House China Holdings Ltd. (EJ), a real estate brokerage, gained 9.2 percent to $9.70, extending it advance to a third week. Its American depositary receipts retreated 3.1 percent Sept. 20 from the highest level since May 2011.

Why Coca-Cola Earnings Were Better Than Expected

Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) reported first-quarter 2018 results before markets opened Tuesday. The soft-drink maker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.47 on revenues of $7.6 billion. In the same period a year ago, the company reported EPS of $0.43 on revenues of $9.12 billion. First-quarter results also compare to consensus estimates for EPS of $0.46 and $7.31 billion in revenues.

Net income rose 16% for the quarter, from $1.18 billion to $1.37 billion, and pretax income jumped 22%, from $1.51 billion to $1.83 billion.

Net revenues fell 16% for the quarter. The company attributed the decline primarily to refranchising of bottling territories that reduced sales by 26%. Organic revenues rose by 5% year over year.

Cash from operations totaled $613 million, down 20% from the year-ago quarter. Coke attributed the decrease to refranchising of North American bottling territories and one less day in the quarter. Free cash flow rose 5% to 339 million.

The company repurchased $927 million in stock during the quarter, and net share repurchases (non-GAAP) totaled $471 million.

In its outlook, the company said it continues to expect full-year adjusted EPS growth of 8% to 10% year over year and 4% revenue growth.

Analysts have estimated second-quarter EPS of $0.63 and revenues of $8.58 billion. For the full year, analysts currently estimate EPS of $2.09 and revenues of $31.49 billion.

CEO James Quincy said:

We’re encouraged with our first quarter performance as we continue our evolution as a consumer-centric, total beverage company. We have the right strategies in place and remain confident in our ability to achieve our full year guidance.

Coca-Colas shares traded up about 1.3% in Tuesday’s premarket, at $44.55, in a 52-week range of $42.19 to $48.62. The consensus 12-month price target was $50.03 before this morning’s report.

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Buy Music Broadcast; target of Rs 450: ICICI Direct

ICICI Direct’s research report on Music Broadcast

Music Broadcast has announced the acquisition of Kolkata based radio station Friends 91.9 FM for a cash consideration of | 35 crore from Ananda Offset Pvt Ltd (AOPL). The transaction is also subject to adjustments with respect to any external debt as on date of acquisition and differential in working capital over and above normalised levels of | 9.2 crore.

Outlook

Therefore, MBL remains our preferred pick in the radio space. We maintain our BUY rating on the stock with a target price of | 450/share, based on triangulated approach (DCF, P/E and EV/EBITDA).

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Top Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019

Q: The stock market seems to be reaching new record highs every day. Are there any stocks that still look cheap?

Corporate earnings have exhibited pretty impressive growth as a whole over the past few years, so the market’s performance is somewhat justified. However, many stocks do look to be rather expensive right now — particularly in the tech sector. Yet some bargains remain.

One of my favorite “cheap” stocks right now is AT&T (NYSE: T), even after shares popped following the company’s strong quarterly report. The telecom giant pays a dividend yielding more than 5% and is a Dividend Aristocrat, meaning that it has increased its dividend for more than 25 consecutive years.

Despite a low price-to-earnings multiple of just 13 times 2017’s expected earnings, AT&T has lots of room to grow, especially thanks to its purchase of DIRECTV and its pending acquisition of Time Warner, both of which should give it an advantage over the competition when it comes to bundling services and broadcasting content directly to smartphones and tablets.

Top Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Equinix Inc.(EQIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is one of the larger capitalization companies in the data center industry. Equinix Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX)provides data center services to protect and connect the information assets for the enterprises, financial services companies, and content and network providers primarily in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific.

Top Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Clean Diesel Technologies Inc.(CDTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTI) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.18 per share on revenue of $10.25 million.

    Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $22.10 million.

Top Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: First Capital Bancorp Inc.(VA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows JetBlue Airways Corporation giving a good performance thats still not as good as that of large cap Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) while the performance ofAlaska Air Group, Inc (NYSE: ALK), which has acquired Virgin America Inc (NASDAQ: VA), seems to have slipped recently:

Top Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Trevena, Inc.(TRVN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Trevena Inc (NASDAQ: TRVN) rose 10.8 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 4.97 percent on Wednesday.
    Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE: YUMC) rose 10.2 percent to $31.05 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
    Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MCRB) rose 9.1 percent to $11.39 in pre-market trading after dropping 5.26 percent on Wednesday.
    Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) rose 8.9 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after surging 73.08 percent on Wednesday.
    Coach Inc (NYSE: COH) rose 6.7 percent to $41.98 in pre-market trading. Coach named Ian Bickley as President, Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances.
    Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (NASDAQ: SPNS) shares rose 6.1 percent to $13.91 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.54 percent on Wednesday.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) rose 6.1 percent to $149.15 in pre-market trading. Jazz Pharma reached a settlement with Hikma Pharma related to Xyrem patent case. Mizuho downgraded Jazz from Buy to Neutral.
    Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBKR) shares rose 6 percent to $36.72 in pre-market trading after declining 0.03 percent on Wednesday.
    Rewalk Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ: RWLK) rose 5.3 percent to $2.00 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs purchased 28 added Exoskeleton Systems.
    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: MACK) rose 5.1 percent to $3.29 in pre-market trading. Merrimack declared a $1.06 special dividend.
    BioTime, Inc. (NYSE: BTX) shares rose 4.8 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading. BioTime, reported the formation of new subsidiary AgeX Therapeutics, Inc.
    Akari Therapeutics PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ: AKTX) shares rose 4.8 percent to $12.26 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.69 percent on Wednesday.
    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) rose 3.6 percent to $39.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted better-than
  • [By Chris Lange]

    Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) reported positive results from two late-stage clinical trials that work to treat post-surgical pain. The company intends to submit these results to the FDA for a marketing approval agreement in the fourth quarter. Previously, oliceridine was approved for a breakthrough designation by the agency.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of clinical-stage biopharma Trevena (NASDAQ:TRVN) fell nearly 12% today after it reported full-year 2016 earnings. The pre-revenue company didn’t announce any surprises one way or the other. However, investors appear to be considering the near-term consequences of swelling expenses that won’t be offset by product sales anytime soon.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) dropped about 6.3% Thursday, to post a new 52-week low of $3.70 after closing at $3.95 on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $9.73. Volume was nearly 5 times the daily average of around 700,000 shares. The company’s pain-killing drug got mixed results in a trial result reported Tuesday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Trevena Inc (NASDAQ: TRVN) shares dropped 36 percent to $4.55 despite a positive development in Phase 3 trials. Trevena announced positive top-line results from ongoing Phase 3 trials called "APOLLO-1" and "APOLLO-2." The studies evaluated the safety of Trevena's oliceridine therapy in patients for 48 hours following bunionectomy and 24 hours following abdominoplasty.