Why L Brands, Inc. Dropped 23% in March

What happened

Stock in specialty retailer L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) slumped 22.5% in March, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence.

L Brands’ woes began on the first day of the month, as shares lost nearly 14% in the first trading session following the company’s February 28 release of fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 earnings. Although fourth-quarter sales rose 7.4%, to $4.8 billion, comparable sales improved by just 2 percentage points. Breaking down comparable sales results, “comps” at Victoria’s Secret retail stores declined 6% during the last six months. Deteriorating traffic into Victoria’s Secret’s largely mall-based stores is a significant point of concern for shareholders — the segment is responsible for nearly 60% of total company revenue.

I should point out that the company is offsetting some of its physical sales weakness with direct-to-consumer, e-commerce revenue. Including direct channel sales, the total comps dip in Victoria’s Secret segment sales in the fourth quarter was reduced to 1%.

On a more positive note, L Brands’s Bath & Body Works segment continued to exhibit momentum. Fourth-quarter store-only comps rose 4%, and with the inclusion of direct channel sales, Bath & Body Works comps jumped 6%. Management attributed the segment’s fourth-quarter success to its “read and react” approach to fine-tuning the relevance of fall product collections.

Finally, one additional factor contributed to March’s share-price decline. The company’s February 2018 sales report, released on March 8th, displayed sales trends similar to the fourth quarter’s. Overall comps increased 3%, yet Victoria’s Secret store-based comps sagged by 6% against what should’ve been an easy comparison, given a 16% prior-year February drop.

An assortment of soaps, salts, scrubbers, for a bath shown on a white background.

The company’s Bath & Body Works segment has seen positive store traffic, bucking its overall retail traffic trend. Image source: Getty Images.

Now what

L Brand’s full-year outlook, released with fourth-quarter earnings, forecasts muted earnings per share (EPS) improvement in 2018. Management expects earnings to land between $2.95 and $3.25 per diluted share. In 2017, L Brands earned $3.42 per diluted share. Adjusting for the benefit of an extra 53rd week during the year, as well as a one-time tax benefit due to the recently enacted U.S. tax legislation, L Brands achieved core earnings of $3.09 last year.

Thus, at the midpoint of 2018’s projected EPS range, earnings will essentially be flat in 2018. The company will enjoy a lower tax rate, but it’s also investing $100 million in wages and benefits for hourly employees this year. Any earnings surprises will rest on L Brand’s ability to invigorate its top line. Given recent traffic trends, this remains a burdensome task.

25 Years of Tech: Amazon, E-Commerce, and a Look Into the Future

Amazon.com(NASDAQ:AMZN) has become a giant, but digital sales are still only in their early days. Even though the company seems ubiquitous, only about 13% of retail is digital.

On this episode of Industry Focus: Tech host Dylan Lewis is joined by Motley Fool contributor Daniel Kline to talk about the rise of digital retail and its ongoing transformation. That includes looking a bit into the future to discuss trends like changes in transportation and how many nontech companies are still involved with technology.

A full transcript follows the video.

This video was recorded on June 29, 2018.

Dylan Lewis: Dan, we would be remiss if, in the grand scheme of tech and disruption over the past 25 years, we did not talk a little bit about e-commerce and Amazon.

Dan Kline: Do you remember the first time you made an online purchase?

Lewis: It must have been in the late 90s. My mom was super into eBay(NASDAQ:EBAY) back then, and I was a pretty avid baseball card collector. There were a lot of times where I was trying to get this one specific card, and some guy in Oklahoma was selling it on eBay, so I was involved in the auction. I think that was my early online purchase experience.

Kline: It’s funny, I would say eBay was probably my first online purchase. Online purchasing for me went from dabbling in eBay, to occasionally buying on Amazon or some other random website, to now, I order from Amazon maybe four times a week, and I probably use Instacart at least three or four times a month to get groceries and whatnot.

Lewis: For all of the activity that we experience and see with e-commerce, what’s incredible to me is, it’s still such a small portion of overall retail activity. For as much as people lean on Prime and create all these purchases for things that they would never normally buy online, it’s a fraction of the overall marketplace.

Kline: It’s about 13%, if I remember correctly. What’s funny about it is, it’s amazing how often, at Christmas time, it was reported that digital sales are bigger than physical sales, which is just not true under any circumstances.

But,what we are starting to see change now — andI think it’s going to tilt those numbers greatly — isAmazon and everybody else –Walmart,Costco, whoever it is — are figuring out last-mile delivery. I’m sure you saw the Amazon announcement where they’re building a fleet of vans,privately operated vans that are going to go from theirwarehouses to do individual orders. You see the rise of Instacart,which is people in their cars doing individual orders.McDonald’suses Uber Eats in a lot of markets to deliver your soggy, horrible Big Mac — I don’t understand who’s getting McDonald’s delivered.

That’s going to be the next transformation, and that will really change retail. You might actually go to the supermarket, pick out all your stuff, and then have it delivered. This whole omnichannel world, where convenience is key, is going to mean a lot of things to a lot of people. I live in a high-rise building. Maybe you do, too. It’s hard to buy some things — water. I don’t want to carry water from my parking garage to my house — so, I have it delivered, and it comes right to my door. There are so many things like that that you’re going to see in this next group of transformation.

Lewis: I’m glad you mentioned looking forward in the future. We’ve spent a lot of time looking in the past, so far, in the show. I want to spend some time looking into our crystal ball a little bit, what do we expect to continue to happen? I think it might be a little irresponsible to forecast out 25 years. But, to your point about transportation, I think that’s a major trend to watch.

I think we’ve seen, over the past maybe 10 to 15 years in particular, this tech creep. You have these companies that are not traditional financial companies merging together. PayPal is a hybrid company. They’re in payments, but they’re really a tech company. Uber is a transportation company, but they’re really a tech company. I think that’s only going to continue.

Kline: Earlier this year, I moderated a panel at the Electronic Transactions Association. One of the people on my panel was the tech guy at Shake Shack. I would argue that Shake Shack is a tech company. They’re not a pioneer, they’re really more looking at what other people are doing and how they can adopt it. But the days where any company that interacts with people, unless your model is that you’re folksy and you don’t have technology, you have to have a technology component. The question is going to be how far it goes.

The gentleman from Shake Shack, one of the things he brought up was, we could absolutely have the technology so that when you walk in, we know what your past order was, we know what you’re allergic to, we know what you like and you don’t. But, we don’t think our customers are going to want that. That’s going to be creepy to them, as opposed to, you can go into the app and pull up your past order. That feels a little bit less Big Brother-y.

There’s going to be a whole array of, “Here’s all the things we can do. Should we do them?” In healthcare, your phone might be able to order an ambulance. That’s really good. But, do you want everything you do broadcast in that same fashion? You probably don’t.

Lewis: I know on Wednesday show, Kristine spent some time talking about Teladoc’s (NYSE:TDOC) services, and the idea of e-health, not having to go to a doctor to actually meet your doctor. If you’re really sick, being at home. I think that that’s something that’s really appealing to a lot of people. That’s going to be pretty disruptive in the healthcare space.

Kline: I use Teladoc now. Teladoc is very limited. The couple of times I’ve used it has basically been, my wife and son both got, let’s say, strep throat, and I have all the symptoms, and it’s dumb to go in and pay for an office visit. So, for $25, you can do Teladoc. But, when you start to marry Teladoc with something like an Echo Look, and some of these two-way devices, or the Apple Watch, which can transmit health information, you’re going to start having office-like appointments from your living room. Besides that being transformative, it’s also convenient. It frees up time to do other things.

In the next couple of years, the changes are going to be incremental. It’s going to be more automated delivery, it’s going to be easier access to stuff, things like Teladoc getting better, Netflix maybe being a little bit more intuitive about what you should be watching. I don’t think it’s going to be, two years from now, robot overlords or food pills.

Lewis: What’s tempting, I think, is to look at a lot of these spaces and a lot of these themes that we’ve talked about already — connectivity, mobile, e-commerce — and say, “OK, those have happened already,” or, maybe, “They’re in the process of happening.” For investing purposes, it might not feel like you’re hopping on some really hot trend. To the point about e-commerce still being such a tiny portion of overall retail activity, you need to remember that these are still pretty early on in their growth ramps as major trends.

Strategy Asset Managers LLC Invests $2.79 Million in Analog Devices (ADI) Stock

Strategy Asset Managers LLC purchased a new position in Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund purchased 30,582 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,787,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of ADI. Sterling Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Analog Devices during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $87,511,000. Boston Partners bought a new stake in shares of Analog Devices during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $67,877,000. American Century Companies Inc. increased its position in shares of Analog Devices by 69.9% during the fourth quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 1,683,434 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $149,876,000 after purchasing an additional 692,814 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its position in shares of Analog Devices by 6.6% during the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 8,608,728 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $784,513,000 after purchasing an additional 532,620 shares during the period. Finally, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC bought a new stake in shares of Analog Devices during the first quarter valued at approximately $48,180,000. 88.40% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Shares of ADI stock opened at $90.27 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.76, a quick ratio of 1.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. The firm has a market capitalization of $33,382.20, a P/E ratio of 19.13, a P/E/G ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 1.24. Analog Devices has a one year low of $75.27 and a one year high of $98.38.

Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The semiconductor company reported $1.42 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.29 by $0.13. The business had revenue of $1.52 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.49 billion. Analog Devices had a return on equity of 18.78% and a net margin of 13.80%. Analog Devices’s quarterly revenue was up 54.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.94 EPS. research analysts expect that Analog Devices will post 5.63 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on ADI shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Analog Devices from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. BidaskClub cut Analog Devices from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 17th. UBS upgraded Analog Devices from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, March 26th. Raymond James upgraded Analog Devices from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $105.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, March 26th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded Analog Devices from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $105.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nineteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Analog Devices currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $101.21.

In other Analog Devices news, CAO Eileen Wynne sold 5,209 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.86, for a total value of $494,125.74. Following the transaction, the chief accounting officer now owns 3,895 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $369,479.70. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Vincent Roche sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $86.95, for a total value of $869,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 17,376 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,510,843.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 62,511 shares of company stock worth $5,637,276. 1.10% of the stock is owned by insiders.

About Analog Devices

Analog Devices, Inc designs, manufactures, and markets a portfolio of solutions that leverage analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing technology, including integrated circuits (ICs), algorithms, software, and subsystems. It offers data converter products, which translate real-world analog signals into digital data, as well as translates digital data into analog signals; high-performance amplifiers to condition analog signals; and radio frequency ICs to support cellular infrastructure.

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Top 10 Insurance Stocks To Own Right Now: W.R. Berkley Corporation(WRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on W. R. Berkley (WRB)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    W. R. Berkley (NYSE: WRB) and State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of W. R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Monday morning.

    WRB has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Bank of America cut shares of W. R. Berkley from a neutral rating to an underperform rating and set a $74.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Thursday, June 14th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of W. R. Berkley from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. Boenning Scattergood restated a hold rating on shares of W. R. Berkley in a report on Wednesday, April 25th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of W. R. Berkley in a report on Monday. They set a sell rating and a $74.00 target price on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have issued a hold rating to the stock. W. R. Berkley currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $70.78.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eleven brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $69.33.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Insurance Stocks To Own Right Now: Prudential Financial Inc.(PRU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    American Equity Investment Life (NYSE: AEL) and Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Symphony Asset Management LLC lowered its position in Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) by 18.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 16,149 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 3,765 shares during the period. Symphony Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Prudential Financial were worth $1,672,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) by 2.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 61,363 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,391 shares during the period. Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc.’s holdings in Prudential Financial were worth $6,354,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Chuck Saletta]

    Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) takes such pride in its rock-solid financial condition that it uses an actual rock — the Rock of Gibraltar– as its corporate symbol. Prudential Financial backs up that claim with a balance sheet that has more cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investmentsthan total debt on it. It also claims a debt-to-equity ratio around 0.6 and a current ratio around 1.0, which are further signs of a solid financial condition.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019

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Wells Fargo is facing far more than a fine for its fake accounts scandal, in which employees at the lender&s;s branches across the country opened over a million fraudulent checking and credit card accounts to hit their numbers. Late on Friday, the Federal Reserve decided to restrict growth at America&s;s third-largest bank by assets until its risk and governance&a;nbsp;is improved.

The order, which also called for a revamp of Wells Fargo&s;s board of directors, sent the bank reeling in early trading Monday. Wells Fargo shares were 7% lower in late morning trading, erasing most of its gains over the past 12 months. For its top shareholder, Warren Buffett&s;s Berkshire Hathaway, the Fed-inspired stock slide meant its Wells Fargo holdings lost over $2 billion in value.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: NextEra Energy Partners, LP(NEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Three companies well positioned to benefit from this renewable powered growth are NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP), Pattern Energy Group (NASDAQ:PEGI), and Enviva Partners LP (NYSE:EVA). That’s why they’re at the top of my renewable-stock watchlist. Here’s what I’m currently watching at each one before potentially adding them to my portfolio.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nextera Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NEP) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the thirteen ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and nine have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $43.22.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    For the most part, a nuclear or coal-fired power plant in Maine will generate the same amount of electricity as an identical power plant of the same type in Texas. But the energy output of several identical wind or solar farms can vary quite a bit between locations, because they rely on their environment for “fuel”. It’s a huge consideration when weighing the portfolios of renewable energy asset companies such as Pattern Energy Group (NASDAQ:PEGI) andNextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP) operates and manages energy assets that have a cleaner profile, such as natural gas pipelines and wind and solar power-generating facilities. The other common denominator is that the company secured long-term contracts for the power these assets produce as well as the capacity of its pipelines, which provides it with relatively steady cash flow. That gives it money with which to pay a lucrative distribution that currently yields 4%.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Tesoro Corporation(TSO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Valero Energy Corporation along with large cap peersMarathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC) and Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV), formerlyTesoro Corporation (NYSE: TSO),all giving a similar performance whilemid capWestern Refining, Inc (NYSE: WNR) has varied a bit from its peers:

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.(HAIN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Group cut their Q1 2019 EPS estimates for shares of Hain Celestial Group in a research report issued on Wednesday, May 9th. Jefferies Group analyst A. Jagdale now anticipates that the company will earn $0.24 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.28. Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $40.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Hain Celestial Group’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.34 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.40 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $2.09 EPS.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    Here are the 10 stocks that I think are in the most trouble. Below, I’ll get into how each of them stacks up against these three metrics.

    Company Ticker Main Brands
    Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) Tide, Pampers, Old Spice, Gillette
    PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) Pepsi, Tostitos, Aquafina, Quaker Oats
    Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) Coke, Sprite, Dasani, Minute Maid
    Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire, Sara Lee
    Mondelez (NASDAQ:MDLZ) Oreo, Nabsico, Triscuit, Ritz, Cadbury
    General Mills (NYSE:GIS) Cheerios, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury
    Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) Colgate, Speedstick, Palmolive, Softsoap
    Kellogg (NYSE:K) Mini-Wheats, Pop-Tarts, Eggos
    Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) Dean, LandOLakes, Organic Valley
    Hain Celestial (NASDAQ:HAIN) Celestial Teas, Arrowhead Mills

    Data source: Company websites.

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    Engaged Capital maintained large positions in Rent-A-Center (RCII) , TiVo (TIVO) , Hain Celestial (HAIN) , SunOpta and Jamba Inc. (JMBA) , all companies that have either previously been targeted by Welling or currently are in his cross-hairs.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Hingham Institution for Savings(HIFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Port Capital LLC lifted its stake in Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ:HIFS) by 14.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 48,159 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,943 shares during the quarter. Hingham Institution for Savings accounts for approximately 1.4% of Port Capital LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 25th biggest position. Port Capital LLC owned approximately 2.28% of Hingham Institution for Savings worth $9,921,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Epoch Investment Partners Inc. grew its stake in Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ:HIFS) by 71.4% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 92,261 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 38,440 shares during the quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. owned approximately 4.37% of Hingham Institution for Savings worth $19,006,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) is a global biopharmaceutical company with leading franchises in oncology, immunoscience and cardiovascular drugs. Long-time shareholders may recall a successful Bristol-Myers Squibb investment that we sold in 2013. We got another opportunity to own this company during the past quarter when investors became fearful that a competing drug would take share in the cancer market. We believe these fears are overstated because cancer remains a dangerous disease that is difficult to treat. The company’s two most valuable drugs Opdivo and Yervoy should continue to grow revenue as they maintain effectiveness with new tumor types. Bristol Myers Squibb also has the most new molecular agents and the highest number of combinations of agents in trials. Moreover, the company’s R&D and marketing prowess also make it a desired partner for promising academic and small biotech innovators. Collectively, these assets should assure Bristol-Myers Squibb’s oncology leadership for many years. We believe intrinsic value is closer to the $70 level it traded for earlier this year than its more recent price in the low $50s.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nordson Corporation(NDSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 22, 2018 8:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    Nordson Corporation(NASDAQ:NDSN)announced solid fiscal second-quarter 2018 results on Monday after the market closed, including an expected decline in organic volume that was more than offset by acquisitive growth.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Nordson Co. (NASDAQ:NDSN) by 10.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 16,868 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,612 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Nordson were worth $2,300,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets have been under pressure once again by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Inflation levels are going through the roof… but the people in charge of managing it have been lying to Americans for years. Now, it’s time to get even.Money MorningLiquidity Specialist Lee Adler has the perfect way to make a lot of money when no one is looking.Read it here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Monday
    Markets are cheering news that the supposed trade war between the United States and China is “on hold,” according to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Mnuchin and U.S. President Donald Trump’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, announced that both nations have reached an agreement, one that established a framework to help address ongoing trade imbalances between the two countries. The prices of crude oil is in focus after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won reelection over the weekend. The election featured a very low turnout and a very large outcry that the vote was rigged. Maduro has a 75% disapproval rating and has been the face of the OPEC member’s widespread mismanagement and economic collapse. Prior to the election, a member of the Trump administration said that the United States would not recognize the authenticity of the election. The United States is considering additional sanctions on Venezuela. Today is a major day for mergers and acquisition activity. Today, Blackstone Group LP(NYSE: BX) announced plans to purchase U.S. hotel operator LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) for a whopping $3.7 billion. The deal comes at a time that the travel industry is experiencing one of the best periods in a decade. If you’re looking for a way to make money ahead of Memorial Day weekend, we show you how here.
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Best Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Aphria Inc. (APHQF)

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    Here is the list of the cannabis companies that we track.

    Name Currency Ticker Canopy Growth Corp. CAD (CGC) Aurora Cannabis Inc. CAD (ACBFF) Aphria Inc. CAD (APHQF) MedReleaf Corp. CAD (OTCPK:MEDFF) Cronos Group CAD (CRON) The Green Organic Dutchman CAD (OTC:TGODF) CannTrust CAD (OTC:CNTTF) Hydropothecary Corp/The CAD (HYYDF) Cannabis Wheaton Income CAD (OTCQB:CBWTF) Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc. CAD (OTCQX:EMHTF) Organigram Holdings Inc. CAD (OTCQB:OGRMF) TerrAscend Corp. CAD (OTC:TRSSF) Supreme Cannabis Co Inc./The CAD (OTCPK:SPRWF) Hiku Brands CAD (OTCPK:DJACF) ABcann Global Corp. CAD (OTCQB:ABCCF) Radient Technologies Inc. CAD (OTC:RDDTF) Village Farms International Inc. CAD (OTCQX:VFFIF) Namaste Technologies CAD (OTCQB:NXTTF) MPX Bioceutical Corp. CAD (OTCQB:MPXEF) Sunniva CAD (OTCQX:SNNVF) MYM Nutraceuticals Inc. CAD (OTCQB:MYMMF) Maricann Group Inc. CAD (OTCQB:MRRCF) Cannabix Technologies Inc. CAD (OTCPK:BLOZF) THC Biomed INTL. Ltd. CAD (OTCQB:THCBF) ICC Labs Inc. CAD (OTC:ICCLF) WeedMD Inc. CAD (OTCPK:WDDMF) CannaRoyalty Corp. CAD (OTCQX:CNNRF) InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. CAD (OTCQX:IMLFF) Harvest One Cannabis Inc. CAD (OTC:HRVOF) Golden Leaf Holdings Inc. CAD (OTCQB:GLDFF) Benchmark Botanics Inc. CAD (OTCPK:BHHKF) Friday Night Inc. CAD (OTCQB:TGIFF) Valens Groworks Corp. CAD (OTC:MYMSF) Invictus MD CAD (IVITF) Emblem Corp. CAD (OTCPK:EMMBF) Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. CAD (OTCQB:TBPMF) Maple Leaf Green World Inc. CAD (OTCQB:MGWFF) Delta 9 Cannabis Inc. CAD (OTC:VRNDF) Nutritional High International Inc. CAD (OTCQB:SPLIF) Lifestyle Delivery Systems Inc. CAD (OTCQX:LDSYF) Marapharm Ventures Inc. CAD (OTCQX:MRPHF) Wildflower Marijuana Inc. CAD (OTC:WLDFF) Indiva Ltd. CAD (OTC:RMKXD) Hempco Food And Fiber Inc. CAD (OTC:HMPPF) PUF Ventures Inc. CAD (OTCPK:PUFXF) Liberty Leaf Holdings CAD (OTCQB:LIBFF) Canada House Welln

  • [By Sean Williams]

    The next-largest cannabis producer is Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF), which is expected to deliver 230,000 kilograms of fully funded capacity, per company estimates. Aphria One is a four-phase, more than $100 million project that should yield 100,000 kilograms of annual production. Meanwhile, Aphria Diamond is a partnered project with Double Diamond Farms capable of yielding 120,000 kilograms a year. The remainder is expected to come from Aphria’s acquisition of Broken Coast Cannabis.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    One such major player is Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF). At the moment, Aphria is on track to be the third-largest producer by annual yield –approximately 230,0000 kilograms, by its own estimate — and it just so happens to have reported its third-quarter operating results last week. Let’s take a deeper dive into Aphria by looking at the 10 things you should know following its report.

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    The three companies we consider most potent for future growth in value are Canopy Growth Corp. (NYSE:CGC), Aurora Cannabis (OTCQX:ACBFF), and Aphria (OTCQB:APHQF). Canopy is a diversified cannabis company that both produces and sells cannabis products for the Canadian medical cannabis market. The company is well-positioned to start growing for recreational use once it becomes legal. Aurora’s focus is also on both growing and selling medical cannabis and produces both psychoactive THC products and medically oriented CBD products. It has an aggressive growth and acquisition strategy, also having conducted the largest acquisition in the cannabis industry when acquiring CanniMed Therapeutics earlier this year. Aphria is another grower and seller of medical marijuana, which conducts its sales through retail stores and wholesale distribution. All three companies have well-positioned themselves in the Canadian market and could be potential target companies for Big Tobacco or Big Alcohol or turn into major market leaders.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Other Canadian marijuana growers could also jump into the fray. Last month, BNN Bloomberg reported that Molson Coors (NYSE:TAP) was in discussions with several Canadian companies, including Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF) and Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF), about collaborating on cannabis-infused beverages. The report also indicated that Molson Coors was potentially interested in investing in a Canadian marijuana grower, as Constellation Brands did.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: ABM Industries Incorporated(ABM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares ofABM Industries, Inc. (NYSE:ABM) jumped as much as 13.4% in trading Thursday after thefacility solutions provider reported fiscal second-quarter results that topped analyst expectations. The stock cooled off slightly at midday but was still up 11.3% at 11:05 a.m. EDT.