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Top Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Shares of Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLAB) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $213.67 and last traded at $208.41, with a volume of 178 shares. The stock had previously closed at $210.00.

Several research firms have issued reports on MLAB. BidaskClub upgraded Mesa Laboratories from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 8th. ValuEngine downgraded Mesa Laboratories from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Mesa Laboratories from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th.

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The firm has a market capitalization of $753.00 million, a PE ratio of 32.51 and a beta of 0.47. The company has a quick ratio of 1.32, a current ratio of 1.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45.

Top Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cancer Genetics, Inc.(CGIX)

Cancer Genetics, Inc., an oncology diagnostics company, focuses on developing and commercializing DNA-based tests and services to enhance and personalize the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of targeted cancers in the United States, India, and China. The company offers microarray based testing, a microarray tests for the detection of chromosomal abnormalities observed in chronic lymphocytic leukemia, small lymphocytic lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, and kidney cancer; and next generation sequencing testing, a proprietary next generation sequencing tests for the diagnosis and prognosis of genomic alterations in chronic lymphocytic leukemia, myeloma, and B-cell non-hodgkin’s lymphomas. It also provides molecular testing services, such as polymerase chain reaction, sequencing, and mutation analysis to analyze DNA and RNA, as well as to follow progression of disease and response to therapy at the genetic level; and cytogenetics testing, a series of methods that analyze human chromosomes in order to identify malignancy. In addition, the company provides fluorescent in situ hybridization testing, an analysis of abnormalities at the chromosomal and gene levels; histology testing, a microscopic examination of stained tissue sections; and cytology testing, a non-gynecological fluid preparation for microscopic evaluations. Further, it offers IHC testing, an analysis of the distribution of tumor antigens in specific cell and tissue types. Additionally, the company provides various oncology-focused tests and laboratory services to oncologists and pathologists in hospitals, cancer centers, and physician offices, as well as to biotech and pharmaceutical companies for their clinical trials. It also provides Expand Dx program for community hospitals oncology diagnostic process; and consulting, guidance, and preparation of samples and clinical trial design. Cancer Genetics, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Rutherford, New Jersey.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cancer Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:CGIX) shares were up 11.5% during trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $1.30 and last traded at $1.26. Approximately 511,599 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 51% from the average daily volume of 338,528 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.13.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cancer Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:CGIX) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 565,972 shares, a drop of 38.5% from the May 15th total of 919,865 shares. Approximately 2.5% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 207,962 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.7 days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    OpGen (NASDAQ: OPGN) and Cancer Genetics (NASDAQ:CGIX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

Top Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Landstar System, Inc.(LSTR)

Landstar System, Inc. was incorporated in January 1991 under the laws of the State of Delaware. It acquired all of the capital stock of its predecessor, Landstar System Holdings, Inc. (“LSHI”) on March 28, 1991. Landstar System, Inc. has been a publicly held company since its initial public offering in March 1993. LSHI owns directly or indirectly all of the common stock of Landstar Ranger, Inc. (“Landstar Ranger”), Landstar Inway, Inc. (“Landstar Inway”), Landstar Ligon, Inc. (“Landstar Ligon”), Landstar Gemini, Inc. (“Landstar Gemini”), Landstar Transportation Logistics, Inc. (“Landstar Transportation Logistics”), Landstar Global Logistics, Inc. (“Landstar Global Logistics”), Landstar Express America, Inc. (“Landstar Express America”), Landstar Canada Holdings, Inc. (“LCHI”), Landstar Canada, Inc. (“Landstar Canada”), Landstar Contractor Financing, Inc. (“LCFI”), Risk Management Claim Services, Inc. (“RMCS”) and Signature Insurance Company (“Signature”).   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Rotonti]

    Oh yeah. In this interview, we also talkstocks. Awesome stocks!Wediscuss several companies that I think deserve more attention, includingFerrari N.V.(NYSE:RACE),Broadridge Financial Solutions(NYSE:BR),First American Financial(NYSE:FAF),andLandstar System(NASDAQ:LSTR).And we go deep intoStarbucks(NASDAQ:SBUX)and explore the valuation of bothMastercard(NYSE:MA) andNetflix(NASDAQ:NFLX).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Luna Stars (CURRENCY:LSTR) traded up 1.2% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on March 9th. During the last seven days, Luna Stars has traded up 2.2% against the US dollar. Luna Stars has a market cap of $785,041.00 and $55.00 worth of Luna Stars was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Luna Stars token can now be purchased for $0.0001 or 0.00000001 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Cobinhood and Coinrail.

Top Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited(APWC)

Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited, through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and distribution of telecommunications, power cable, and enameled wire products primarily in Thailand, China, Singapore, and Australia. The company offers telecommunications cable products, including copper-based and fiber optic cables for telephone and data transmissions; armored and unarmored low voltage power transmission cable, which is used to transmit electricity to and within commercial and residential buildings, as well as to outdoor installations, such as street lights, traffic signals, and other signs; and enameled wire, which is used in the assembly of a range of electrical products, such as oil-filled transformers, refrigerator motors, telephones, radios, televisions, fan motors, air conditioner compressors, and other electric appliances. It also distributes copper rod, and wire and cable products; and offers project engineering services in the supply, delivery, and installation of power cables. The company serves government organizations, electric contracting firms, electrical dealers, and wire and cable factories. Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited is a subsidiary of Pacific Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) fell 27.8 percent to $10.45 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company also lowered its FY18 sales outlook from $358million-$368 million to $345 million-$352 million.
    Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) shares fell 15.6 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Rockwell Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMTI) fell 15.5 percent to $5.02 in the pre-market trading session after the company disclosed that its President and CEO Robert Chioini was terminated.
    BG Staffing Inc (NYSE: BGSF) shares fell 12.7 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading after reporting a common stock offering.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) fell 9.3 percent to $20.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (NASDAQ: APWC) fell 7.7 percent to $2.35 in pre-market trading after rising 3.88 percent on Thursday.
    Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) shares fell 7.5 percent to $30.49 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat earnings for its first quarter on Thursday. Comps were up 1 percent in the quarter.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) fell 6.4 percent to $33.91 in pre-market trading.
    Buckle Inc (NYSE: BKE) fell 4.9 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading following weak quarterly sales.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) shares fell 4.9 percent to $3.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.53 percent on Thursday.
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) fell 4.8 percent to $78.98 in pre-market trading. Ross Stores reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak forecast for the current quarter.
    Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) shares fell 4.7 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported pricing of common

Top Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.(AAOI)

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc., incorporated on March 25, 2013, is a vertically integrated provider of fiber-optic networking products. The Company offers its products for approximately three networking end markets, such as Internet data center; cable television (CATV), and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH). The Company designs and manufactures a range of optical communications products at varying levels of integration, from components, subassemblies and modules to turnkey equipment. The Company’s customers in the Internet data center market include Internet-based (Web 2.0) data center operators, to whom it supplies optical transceivers that plug into switches and servers within the data center, and allow these network devices to send and receive data over fiber optic cables. To the CATV market, the Company supplies a range of products, including lasers, transmitters and turnkey equipment, as well as headend, node and distribution equipment. The Company designs, manufactures and integrates its own analog and digital lasers using a combination of Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) and its Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) fabrication process.

The Company’s components incorporate one or more of its optical laser chips inside a precision housing that provides mechanical protection, as well as standardized electrical contacts. Its other optical components may also include optical filters or other optical elements by which optical signals are routed internally within the component. These components may also include coolers, heaters and sensors that allow the temperature of the laser chip to be measured and controlled. At the next level of integration, the Company’s module or sub-assembly products typically contain one or more of its optical components and additional control circuitry. For other levels of integration, the Company’s equipment products typically contain one or more optical components, modules and additional electronic control circuitry required to enable these subsystems to operate! independently. The Company’s manufacturing sites are located at Sugar Land, Texas; Ningbo, China, and Taipei, Taiwan.

The Company competes with EMCORE Corporation, Finisar Corporation, Foxconn Interconnect Technology Ltd., Lumentum Holding, Inc., Mitsubishi, Molex, LLC, Oclaro, Inc., Source Photonics and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) fell 22.3% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The vertically integrated maker of fiber-optic networking products, ranging from laser chips and components to turnkey systems, bucked the positive trend of many other stocks in the same sector due to a couple of pessimistic analyst notes and an unwelcome convertible-debt offering.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFebruary 21, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) fell 40.4% in September, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The fiber-optic networking specialist suffered three separate single-day drops of at least 10%, setting fresh 52-week lows in the process.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    It’s official: The short-lived Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) rally is over. Tariffs on products coming out of China got the snowball started, but internal product quality issues were ultimately what caused the avalanche. As of this writing, shares of the optical networking manufacturer are half the value they were during the summer of 2018.

Top Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Civista Bancshares, Inc. (CIVB)

CIVISTA BANCSHARES, INC. (“CBI”) was organized under the laws of the State of Ohio on February 19, 1987 and is a registered financial holding company under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999, as amended. CBI’s office is located at 100 East Water Street, Sandusky, Ohio. CBI and its subsidiaries are sometimes referred to together as the Company. The Company had total consolidated assets of $1,315,041 at December 31, 2015.
CIVISTA BANK (“Civista”), owned by the Company since 1987, opened for business in 1884 as The Citizens National Bank. In 1898, Civista was reorganized under Ohio banking law and was known as The Citizens Bank and Trust Company. In 1908, Civista surrendered its trust charter and began operation The Citizens Banking Company. The name Civista Bank was introduced during the first quarter of 2015 to solidify our dual Citizens/Champaign brand and distinguish ourselves from the many other Citizens’ Banks in existing and prospective markets.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Lakeland Financial (NASDAQ:LKFN) and Civista Bancshares (NASDAQ:CIVB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Civista Bancshares (CIVB)

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Top Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now

Europe’s main stock benchmark finished with a small gain on Monday, with rises for commodities-related companies, French telecom SFR Group SA and Swiss software maker Temenos Group AG helping to lead the gauge higher.

The Stoxx Europe 600
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 inched up by about 0.1% to close at 350.62, building on last week’s advance that left it at levels last seen in April.

Top Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Valley National Bancorp(VLY)

Valley National Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for Valley National Bank that provides various commercial, retail, trust, and investment services. The company?s deposit products include savings accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, money market accounts, time deposits, certificates of deposit, and non-interest-bearing accounts. Its loan portfolio comprises floating and adjustable rate commercial and industrial loans, as well as fixed rate owner occupied and commercial real estate loans; and consumer loans, such as residential mortgage, automobile, home equity, and credit card loans, as well as lines of credit. The company also provides fixed rate investments, trading securities, and federal funds; and international banking services, such as standby letters of credit, documentary letters of credit, and related products, as well as ancillary services. In addition, it offers asset management advisory services that comprise investment services to ind ividuals and small to medium sized businesses; trust services, such as living and testamentary trusts, investment management, custodial and escrow services, and estate administration primarily to individuals; brokerage services; and title insurance agency and asset-based lending support services. Further, the company provides property and casualty, life, and health insurance; financing for general aviation aircraft, and servicing for existing commercial equipment leases; health care equipment and other commercial equipment leases; and owns real estate related investments. Valley National Bancorp also offers automated teller machines, telephone and Internet banking, overdraft facilities, drive-in and night deposit services, and safe deposit facilities. As of December 30, 2011, it operated 211 branches in 147 communities serving 16 counties throughout northern and central New Jersey, Manhattan, and Long Island. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) – Investment analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies cut their Q3 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Valley National Bancorp in a research note issued on Monday, February 4th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst M. Breese now expects that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.24 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.25. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Valley National Bancorp’s Q4 2019 earnings at $0.24 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $0.95 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.25 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.26 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.26 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $0.26 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.04 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $13.96.

Top Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Barclays PLC(BCS)

Barclays PLC provides various financial products and services in Europe, the United States, Africa, and Asia. It offers retail and commercial banking, credit cards, investment banking, wealth management, and investment management services. The company?s products include current account and savings products, Woolwich branded mortgages, unsecured loans, protection products, general insurance, credit cards, Sharia-compliant products, installment finance and commercial property finance, commercial loans, and personal loans. It also offers money transmission, international and private banking, investment management, fiduciary, and brokerage services, as well as payment solutions and mobile banking services. In addition, the company provides fixed income, currency and commodities, foreign exchange, emerging markets, money markets, and credit services; equities, which include cash and equity derivatives and prime services; investment banking products and services that comprise fi nancial advisory, and equity and debt underwriting; and advisory services. It serves individual, commercial, corporate, institutional, retail, and mass affluent customers. The company was formerly known as Barclays Bank Limited and changed its name to Barclays PLC in January 1985. Barclays PLC was founded in 1896 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Now, here’s a closer look at today’s Money Morning insight, the most important market events, and stocks to watch.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    Despite some progress in trade talks between the United States and China, China warned its citizens about trouble ahead for its economy. This morning, the Chinese government predicted the nation’s economy would grow between a rate of 6% and 6.5% in the year ahead. This figure would represent a slowdown from last year’s expansion rate of 6.6% and would be the lowest growth total in 30 years. Ongoing tensions between the United States and China have cooled in recent weeks. U.S. President Donald Trump said that the two nations are “very, very close” to a deal and a “signing summit.” Health insurance companies are under pressure after the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled a “Medicare for all” bill. Although the bill has very little chance of passing in the current session of Congress, investors are unnerved about the growing desire in Washington to shift to a single-payer model. Although there might be an opportunity for companies like Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI) and UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) to rebound, don’t expect the gains to last long. Many analysts feel that health insurance stocks are ripe for a sharp downturn when Democratic nominees for president begin debating their healthcare positions in the fall. Shares of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) are falling again in pre-market hours. The latest bad news came after the company received another downgrade – this one from Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS). The British bank slashed its price target from $210 to $192 per share and said that the company has undermined its own narrative around the Model 3. “With lower margins not likely to be offset by increased volumes and cost saves, we cut our PT to $192 and remain underweight…” the bank wrote. The price target of $192 represents downside of 32.7% from Tuesday’s closing price.
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    Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, BBBY, BCS, CRM
    Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) shares pushed higher after the e-commerce giant received an upgrade from Evercore. The analysts hiked the price target from $1,800 to $1,965 on expectations of higher gross profits. “In this note, we make the case that given Amazon’s shifting business mix,” analysts wrote, “the pace of gross profit growth has become a more relevant indicator of the health of the business, and as such, should be the key metric used to value the company.” Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) fell 3.5% after the firm received a stock downgrade from Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS). The investment bank said it is concerned about the retail firm’s ongoing restructuring. Barclays dropped its price target for BBBY stock from $15 to $13, citing concerns about retail traffic trends and gross margin growth. Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) will report earnings after the bell on Monday. Look for other earnings reports from YY Inc. (NYSE: YY), Clarus Corp. (NASDAQ: CLAR), and The Children’s Place Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE).

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    Stocks to Watch Today: NKE, GRMN, FIT, FOSL, NAVI
    Nike Inc. (NYSE: NYSE) is facing a public relations problem this morning and shares are off nearly 2%. Last night, Duke University star basketball player Zion Williamson was injured in the opening minute of a marquee game against the University of North Carolina. Williamson slipped while dribbling and his Nike shoe split apart, causing him to fall and injure his knee. The No. 1 ranked Duke Blue Devils, who were favorites against their rivals at home, were blown out after Williamson was forced to leave the game. The game was heavily televised, attended by celebrities and former President Barack Obama, and fetched ticket prices upwards of $10,000. Williamson is likely the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft this year. The company called the event an “isolated occurrence.” Shares of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) popped to an 11-year high thanks to a strong earnings report and forward guidance on Wednesday. The fitness and navigation device manufacturer reported that smartwatch sales are “on fire” from outdoor enthusiasts. The firm’s outdoor segment experienced a 25% jump in revenue for the quarter, while the firm hiked its 2019 revenue outlook and topped analysts’ expectations. The news helped boost shares of Fossil (NASDAQ: FOSL) and Fitbit (NYSE: FIT). Shares of Navient Corp. (NASDAQ: NAVI) slid 4.2% after hedge fund Canyon Capital withdrew its bid from earlier this week to buy the student loan servicing giant for $12.50 per share. The hedge fund announced it will now launch a proxy fight to replace many of the company’s board of directors. While this might be bad news for NAVI in the short term, there are still 1.5 trillion reasons to own this stock. Look for other earnings reports from Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS), Boyd Gaming (NYSE: BYD), Domino’s Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), Dropbox (NYSE: DBX), First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE), Kraft Hein

Top Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Diamond Hill Investment Group Inc.(DHIL)

Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, sponsors, markets, and provides investment advisory and related services to individual and institutional investors in the United States. The company also offers compliance, treasury, fund administration, underwriting, and distribution services to mutual fund companies. It serves mutual funds, separate accounts, and private investment funds. Diamond Hill wholesales its products to financial intermediaries, including independent registered investment advisors, brokers, financial planners, investment consultants, and third party marketing firms. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MAN Grp PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS: MNGPY) and Diamond Hill Investment Group (NASDAQ:DHIL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Virtus Investment Partners Inc.(VRTS)

Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. provides investment management products and services to individuals and institutions in the United States. The company operates a multi-manager asset management business, comprising various individual affiliated managers, each with its own investment style, autonomous investment process, and individual brand. It supplements the investment capabilities of its affiliated managers partnering with select unaffiliated sub-advisors whose strategies are not available to retail mutual fund customers. The company is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Virtus Investment Partners Inc  (NASDAQ:VRTS)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

    A number of other research firms also recently commented on VRTS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $147.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Sandler O’Neill restated a hold rating and set a $142.00 price objective on shares of Virtus Investment Partners in a report on Thursday, March 15th. TheStreet downgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a b rating to a c+ rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $136.00 to $135.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Finally, Barclays lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $140.00 to $130.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Monday, April 23rd. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Virtus Investment Partners presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $138.13.

Top Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: E-House(China)

E-House (China) Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as a real estate services company in China. It provides primary real estate agency services, secondary real estate brokerage services, real estate information and consulting services, real estate advertising services, real estate online services, and real estate investment fund management services. The company offers primary real estate agency services to real estate developers of residential properties. Its secondary real estate brokerage services include offering advisory services on choices of properties; accompanying potential buyers on house viewing trips; drafting purchase contracts; negotiating price and other terms; and providing preliminary proof of title, as well as coordinating with the notary, the bank, and the title transfer agency. The company also provides market information to buyers and sellers based on its research, as well as listing and brokerage services comprising sales and rentals. Its real estate consulting services include land acquisition consulting and land development consulting. The company?s real estate information services comprise the sale of online subscriptions to its proprietary CRIC system to support its primary and secondary real estate agency services. Its real estate advertising services comprise advertising design and sales in print and other media. The company?s real estate online services include real estate news, information, property data, and access to online communities to real estate consumers and participants through local Web sites. Its real estate investment fund management activities consist of investments in China?s real estate sector. E-House (China) Holdings Limited was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People?s Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The world’s largest operating utility-scale solar projects are concentrated in China and India, according to IEEFA. Based on company and press reports, as well as its own estimates, those include:

    RankingProject NameSize MWCountryProponent 1Tengger Desert Solar Park1,547ChinaChina National Grid Zhongwei Power Supply Co2Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park1,000IndiaAndhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation Pvt Ltd3Datong Solar Power Top Runner Base1,000ChinaMultiple4Yanchi Ningxia Solar Park1,000ChinaHuawei Technologies Co5Longyangxia Dam Solar Park850ChinaState Power Investment Corporation (China)6Adani Kamuthi Solar Plant648IndiaAdani Green7Solar Star579U.S.BHE Renewables8Topaz Solar Farm550U.S.First Solar9Desert Sunlight Solar Farm550U.S.NextEra Energy, GE Energy Financial & Sumitomo10Nova Olinda Solar Farm292BrazilEnel Green Power

    China added 53 gigawatts of the 98 gigawatts of new solar capacity built last year, a 31 percent increase from the total 2017, IEEFA said, citing Bloomberg New Energy Finance data. Meanwhile, the per unit cost of electricity over the life of a generating asset fell 15 percent year-on-year to $86 a megawatt hour.

Top Cheap Stocks For 2021

Lendingtree (NASDAQ:TREE) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

According to Zacks, “LendingTree is the nation’s leading online loan marketplace, empowering consumers as they comparison-shop across a full suite of loan and credit-based offerings. LendingTree provides an online marketplace which connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business, as well as an array of online tools and information to help consumers find the best loan. Since inception, LendingTree has facilitated more than 55 million loan requests. LendingTree provides free monthly credit scores through My LendingTree and access to its network of over 350 lenders offering home loans, personal loans, credit cards, student loans, business loans, home equity loans/lines of credit, auto loans and more. LendingTree, LLC is a subsidiary of LendingTree, Inc. “

Top Cheap Stocks For 2021: Kohl’s Corporation(KSS)

Kohl?s Corporation operates department stores in the United States. The company?s stores offer private and exclusive, as well as national branded apparel, footwear, and accessories for women, men, and children; soft home products, such as sheets and pillows; and housewares primarily to middle-income customers. As of January 29, 2011, it operated 1,089 stores in 49 states. The company also offers on-line shopping on its Web site at Kohls.com. Kohl?s Corporation was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kohl’s Co. (NYSE:KSS) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Financial Group upped their Q2 2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Kohl’s in a report issued on Tuesday, March 5th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst R. Konik now expects that the company will post earnings of $1.90 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $1.86. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Kohl’s’ Q3 2020 earnings at $1.04 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $2.48 EPS, FY2020 earnings at $6.10 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $6.45 EPS.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    A few years ago, Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) management determined that many of the department store chain’s stores were too big. In many cases, Kohl’s was filling these stores with more inventory than was necessary to meet demand, just so the stores wouldn’t look empty. That excess inventory led to margin-sapping clearance discounts at the end of each season.

Top Cheap Stocks For 2021: Emerson Electric Company(EMR)

Emerson Electric Co. operates as a diversified manufacturing and technology company. The company engages in appliance solutions, climate technologies, industrial automation, motor technology, network power, process management, professional tools, and storage solutions businesses. Its appliance solutions business provides appliance controls, appliance motors, heating products, and white-rodgers; climate technology business provides heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) solutions for residential, industrial, and commercial applications; and industrial automation business offers bearings and power transmission products, electrical power generation products, electric motors, variable speed drives and servos, electrical products, material joining solutions, fluid automation products, and wind turbine systems. The company?s motor technology business provides appliance motors, HVACR motors, DC motors, fractional horsepower motors, integral horsepower a nd larger motors, and drives; network power business provides power, precision cooling, connectivity, and embedded solutions; and process management business provides various wireless related products from self-organizing field networks to wireless asset and people tracking. Its professional tools business offers pipe working and threading equipment, pressing technology, utility locating and visual diagnostics systems, drain maintenance tools, power tools, air tools, general purpose hand tools, wet/dry vacs, job site storage equipment, truck tool boxes and equipment, and van storage equipment; and storage solutions business provides shelving and storage products for residential, commercial, and foodservice needs, as well as offers specialized carts, mobile computer workstations, and cabinet fixtures. The company was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    In PMT, Honeywell’s process-solutions rival Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) continues to report strong results. But whereas Emerson’s CEO David Farr is expecting to benefit from relatively stronger LNG (liquefied natural gas) spending in the current cycle, Honeywell’s LNG revenue accounts for just 5% of its PMT sales, and it’s more heavily exposed to petrochemical and refining spending.

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    Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR) offers technology and engineering solutions to industrial, commercial and consumer markets. While it has had exposure to oil and gas, the company is poised for earnings growth, and its dividend hike in November of 2018 marked the 62nd straight year of dividend hikes.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Truehand Inc purchased a new position in shares of Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm purchased 34,486 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,061,000. Emerson Electric makes up 1.8% of Truehand Inc’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 19th largest position.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) recently had its first-quarter 2019 earnings call, and one week later held an investor conference where CEO David Farr laid out his medium-term outlook. The key takeaway from both events is that Emerson Electric’s immediate guidance has some uncertainty around it, but unless you believe that the global economy will slow notably in the next few years, the stock looks like a good value for income-seeking investors. Here’s why.

Top Cheap Stocks For 2021: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

The Wendy’s Company operates as a quick-service hamburger company in the United States. The company, through its subsidiary, Wendy’s International, Inc., operates as a franchisor of the Wendy’s restaurant system. As of December 26, 2011, the Wendy’s system comprised approximately 6,500 franchise and company restaurants in the United States and the United States territories, as well as in 26 other countries worldwide. The company was formerly known as Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. and changed its name to The Wendy’s Company in July 2011. The Wendy’s Company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    There is certainly a growing market for vegan products. But Beyond Meat has only taken in a scant $56 million in revenues over the past nine months and is nowhere near profitability. By contrast, Wendy’s (NYSE: WEN) has 6,700 global locations that generate $1.6 billion in annual sales and $230 million in free cash flow — not to mention a dividend that was just raised by 18%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wentworth Resources (LON:WEN) had its price target cut by Peel Hunt from GBX 44 ($0.57) to GBX 42 ($0.55) in a report released on Monday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Peel Hunt’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 82.61% from the company’s current price.

  • [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 ofMadison Square Garden; and a former director atH.J. Heinz and Kraft Heinz Foods.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wentworth Resources (LON:WEN)’s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by Peel Hunt in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

Top Cheap Stocks For 2021: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

XPO Logistics, Inc. provides third-party logistics services using a network of relationships with ground, sea, and air carriers in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. It operates in three segments: Express-1, Concert Group Logistics, and Bounce Logistics. The Express-1 segment offers ground expedited surface transportation services for freight. It operates a fleet ranging from cargo vans to semi tractor trailer units. The Concert Group Logistics segment provides domestic and international freight forwarding services through a network of independently owned stations. Its domestic freight forwarding services include air charter, expedites, and time sensitive services, as well as cost sensitive services comprising deferred delivery, less than truckload, and full truck load services; and international freight forwarding services consist of on-board courier and air charters, time sensitive services, less-than-container and full-container-loads, and vessel charters. This segm ent also offers documentation on international shipments, customs clearance and banking, trade show shipment management, time definite and customized product distributions, reverse logistics and on site asset recovery projects, installation coordination, freight optimization, and diversity compliance support services. The Bounce Logistics segment provides premium freight brokerage services for truckload shipments. The company serves approximately 4,000 retail, commercial, manufacturing, and industrial customers through 6 U.S. operations centers and 22 agent locations. It offers its services to the automotive manufacturing, automotive components and supplies, commercial printing, durable goods manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, food and consumer products, and high tech sectors. The company was formerly known as Express-1 Expedited Solutions, Inc. and changed its name to XPO Logistics, Inc. in September 2011. XPO Logistics, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is based in Buchanan, Michi gan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was an extremely strong day for the stock market, as major indexes finished well above where they started the session. Favorable economic data on retail sales renewed confidence that the U.S. economy continues to do well despite headwinds elsewhere around the world, and investors were pleased to see the U.S. and China discuss their respective currencies as part of their broader trade talks. Some benchmarks rose as much as 2%, but certain individual stocks saw even larger gains. NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO), and Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) were among the top performers. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) is having a hard time winning back investor confidence. Shares of the logistics company slumped 17.2% in February, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence, giving up all its gains from January and then some. In fact, the stock continues to head lower this month, having dropped another 4% as of this writing.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) has grown fantastically in recent years by aggressively acquiring related businesses. However, management recently announced its intention to pause its acquisition strategy in favor of repurchasing shares.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    As e-commerce has exploded over the past decade, supply chains have had to adapt to new demands. In particular, logistics has become vastly more complicated. To better serve customers as consumer preferences change, XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) has developed expertise in last-mile delivery, specifically targeting heavy packages like furniture and appliances.

Top Cheap Stocks For 2021: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)

Parker Hannifin Corporation manufactures fluid power systems, electromechanical controls, and related components worldwide. Its Industrial segment offers pneumatic and electromechanical components, and systems; filters, systems, and instruments to monitor and remove contaminants from fuel, air, oil, water, and other liquids and gases; connectors that control, transmit, and contain fluid; hydraulic components and systems for builders and users of industrial and mobile machinery and equipment; critical flow components for process instrumentation, healthcare, and ultra-high-purity applications; and static and dynamic sealing devices. This segment sells its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their replacement markets in the manufacturing, transportation, and processing industries. The company?s Aerospace segment provides flight control systems and components, including hydraulic, electrohydraulic, electric backup hydraulic, electrohydrostatic, and electro -mechanical components for precise control of aircraft rudders, elevators, ailerons, and other aerodynamic control surfaces. It also provides electronics thermal management heat rejection systems, and single-phase and two-phase heat collection systems for radar, ISAR, and power electronics. This segment markets its products primarily to OEMs in the commercial, military, and general aviation markets, as well as to end users. Its Climate and Industrial Controls segment offers systems and components primarily for use in the mobile and stationary refrigeration, and air conditioning industry; and in fluid control applications in various industries, such as processing, fuel dispensing, beverage dispensing, and mobile emissions. This segment serves OEMs and their replacement markets. Parker-Hannifin Corporation markets its products through direct-sales employees, independent distributors, wholesalers, and sales representatives. The company was founded in 1918 and is headquartered i n Cleveland, Ohio.

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 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.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2021

Tesla’s CEO bought 33,180 shares in a series of Monday transactions at prices that ranged from $294.79 to $302.74, a Securities and Exchange Commission filing shows.

The stock buys marked Musk’s biggest Tesla purchases since early 2017, and boosted his stake in the company to nearly 20%, according to data of company insiders’ stock holdings compiled by Bloomberg.

Musk doubled down on his avowed confidence in Tesla after a surreal week in which he brushed off financial analysts during the company’s first-quarter earnings call and tweeted plans to “burn” financial skeptics who have shorted the firm’s shares in a bet that the stock will lose value.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2021: Evolving Systems, Inc.(EVOL)

Evolving Systems is a provider of software solutions for service enablement, on-device activation and management of services for connected devices for network operators around the world. Our customers rely on us to develop, deploy, integrate, enhance and maintain software solutions supporting their traditional and next generation network technologies, convergent service offerings, and advanced wireless and other broadband networks. We maintain long-standing relationships with many major carriers worldwide. Included among our more than 75 network operator customers are many tier-1 wireless carriers.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Evolving Systems (NASDAQ: EVOL) and Zscaler (NASDAQ:ZS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2021: Chimera Investment Corporation(CIM)

Chimera Investment Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. The company, through its subsidiaries, invests in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), residential mortgage loans, commercial mortgage loans, real estate-related securities, and various other asset classes. Its targeted asset classes include non-agency RMBS, such as investment-grade and non-investment grade classes; agency RMBS; interest-only RMBS; and first or second lien loans secured by multifamily properties, mixed residential or other commercial properties, retail properties, office properties, and industrial properties. The company’s investments in residential mortgage loans include prime mortgage loans; Alt-A mortgage loans; seasoned sub-prime mortgage loans; FHA/VA insured loans; mortgage servicing rights associated with residential mortgage loans; mortgage loans collateralized by manufactured or pre-fabricated homes; and mortgage loans collateralized by second lien, home equity lines of credit, and other similar financing arrangements. Its investments in other asset-backed securities (ABS) comprise commercial mortgage-backed securities, debt and equity tranches of collateralized debt obligations, consumer and non-consumer ABS, and loans collateralized by commercial real estate, fixed assets, and equipment. The company’s investments in derivative instruments consist of swaps, swaptions, futures, and index and mortgage options. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust. As a result, it would not be subject to corporate income tax on that portion of its net income that is distributed to shareholders. Chimera Investment Corporation was founded in 2007 and is based in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Chimera Investment Corp. (NYSE: CIM) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank.

    Comerica Inc. (NYSE: CMA) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform with an $83 price target (versus an $84.47 close) at BMO Capital Markets.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Chimera Investment Corp  (NYSE:CIM)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 13, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado trimmed its position in shares of Chimera Investment Co. (NYSE:CIM) by 18.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 51,307 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 11,267 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in Chimera Investment were worth $893,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2021: Tenaris S.A.(TS)

We are a leading global manufacturer and supplier of steel pipe products and related services for the world’s energy industry and for other industrial applications. Our customers include most of the world’s leading oil and gas companies as well as engineering companies engaged in constructing oil and gas gathering, transportation, processing and power generation facilities. Our principal products include casing, tubing, line pipe, and mechanical and structural pipes.
We operate an integrated worldwide network of steel pipe manufacturing, research, finishing and service facilities with industrial operations in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa and a direct presence in most major oil and gas markets.
Our mission is to deliver value to our customers through product development, manufacturing excellence, and supply chain management. We seek to minimize risk for our customers and help them reduce costs, increase flexibility and improve time-to-market.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barclays restated their buy rating on shares of Tenaris (NYSE:TS) in a research note released on Tuesday morning. Barclays currently has a $39.00 price objective on the industrial products company’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Mackenzie Financial Corp cut its stake in Tenaris SA (NYSE:TS) by 24.7% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,494,916 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 490,533 shares during the quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp owned approximately 0.25% of Tenaris worth $31,872,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Tenaris (TS)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Stock analysts at Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on shares of Tenaris (NYSE:TS) in a research note issued on Monday, MarketBeat.com reports. The brokerage set a “buy” rating and a $41.00 price target on the industrial products company’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price target would suggest a potential upside of 30.45% from the stock’s current price.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2021: Manitowoc Company, Inc. (MTW)

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (MTW), incorporated on July 15, 1920, is a multi-industry, capital goods manufacturer. The Company operates in two principal markets: Cranes and Related Products (Crane) and Foodservice Equipment (Foodservice). Crane is a provider of engineered lifting equipment for the global construction industry, including lattice-boom cranes, tower cranes, mobile telescopic cranes and boom trucks. Foodservice is a manufacturer of commercial foodservice equipment serving the ice, beverage, refrigeration, food-preparation, holding and cooking needs of restaurants, convenience stores, hotels, healthcare and institutional applications. Its Crane products are principally marketed under the Manitowoc, Grove, Potain, National Crane, Shuttlelift and Manitowoc Crane Care brand names. Its Foodservice products, services and solutions are marketed under brands, including Cleveland, Convotherm, Dean, Delfield, Fabristeel, Frymaster, Garland, Inducs, Kolpak, Koolaire, Lincoln, Manitowoc Beverage Systems, Manitowoc Ice, Merco, Merrychef, Moorwood Vulcan, Multiplex, RDI Systems, Servend, TRUpour, U.S. Range and Welbilt, and are supported by Manitowoc KitchenCare.

Cranes and Related Products

The Company’s Crane segment designs, manufactures and distributes a diversified line of crawler-mounted lattice-boom cranes, which the Company sells under the Manitowoc brand name. Its Crane segment also designs and manufactures a diversified line of top-slewing and self-erecting tower cranes, which it sells under the Potain brand name. It designs and manufactures mobile telescopic cranes, which it sells under the Grove and Shuttlelift brand names, and a range of hydraulically powered telescopic boom trucks, which it sells under the National Crane brand name. The Company also provides crane product parts and services, and crane rebuilding, remanufacturing, and training services, which are delivered under the Manitowoc Crane Care brand name. In some cases its products are manufactured for th! e Company or distributed for the Company under strategic alliances. Its crane products are used in a range of applications throughout the world, including energy production/distribution and utilities, petrochemical and industrial projects, and infrastructure applications, such as road, bridge and airport construction, plus commercial and residential construction.

The Company, under the Manitowoc brand name, designs, manufactures and distributes lattice-boom crawler cranes. Lattice-boom cranes consist of a lattice-boom, which is a fabricated steel structure that has approximately four chords and tubular lacings, mounted on a base, which is either crawler or truck mounted. The Company offers models of lattice-boom cranes with lifting capacities of over 2,500 United States tons, which are used to lift material and equipment in a range of applications and end markets, including heavy construction, bridge and highway, duty cycle and infrastructure and energy-related projects. These cranes are also used by the crane rental industry. The Company also offers its lattice-boom crawler crane customers various attachments that provide its cranes with capacity in terms of height, movement and lifting. Its principal attachments are MAX-ER attachments, luffing jibs and RINGER attachments.

The Company, under the Potain brand name, designs and manufactures tower cranes utilized primarily in the energy, building and construction industries. The Company offers a range of tower crane products, including top slewing, luffing jib, topless, self-erecting and special cranes for dams, harbors and other building projects. Top-slewing cranes are the traditional form of tower cranes. Self-erecting cranes are bottom-slewing cranes, which have a counterweight located at the bottom of the mast and are able to be erected, used and dismantled on job sites without assist cranes. Top-slewing tower cranes have a tower and multi-sectioned horizontal jib. It offers over 20 models of top-slewing tower cranes with ma! ximum jib! lengths of over 80 meters and lifting capabilities ranging between 3 and 80 metric tons. Topless tower cranes are a type of top-slewing crane and have no cathead or jib tie-bars on the top of the mast. It offers approximately 20 models of topless tower cranes with maximum jib lengths of over 70 meters and lifting capabilities ranging between 1.1 and 16 metric tons. Luffing jib tower cranes, a type of top-slewing crane, have an angled jib. The Company offers over 10 models of luffing jib tower cranes with maximum jib lengths of over 60 meters and lifting capabilities ranging between 1.6 and 32 metric tons. Self-erecting tower cranes are mounted on axles or transported on a trailer. It offers approximately 20 models of self-erecting cranes with maximum jib lengths of over 50 meters and lifting capacities ranging between 0.65 and 8 metric tons, which are utilized in low to medium rise construction and residential applications.

The Company, under the Grove brand name, designs and manufactures over 30 models of mobile telescopic cranes utilized primarily in industrial, commercial and construction applications, as well as in maintenance applications to lift and move material at job sites. Mobile telescopic cranes consist of a telescopic boom mounted on a wheeled carrier. The Company offers over four types of mobile telescopic cranes capable of reaching tip heights of over 440 feet with lifting capacities approximately 550 United States tons, which include rough-terrain, all-terrain, truck-mounted and industrial. Rough-terrain cranes are designed to lift materials and equipment on rough or uneven terrain. The Company produces, under the Grove brand name, over 10 models of rough-terrain cranes capable of tip heights of over 310 feet and maximum load capacities of approximately 150 United States tons. All-terrain cranes are cranes designed to lift materials and equipment on rough or uneven terrain. The Company produces, under the Grove brand name, over 10 models of all-terrain cranes capable of tip! heights ! of approximately 450 feet and maximum load capacities of over 550 United States tons. It produces, under the Grove brand name, three models of truck mounted cranes capable of tip heights of over 230 feet and maximum load capacities of over 110 United States tons. Industrial cranes are designed for plant maintenance, storage yard and material handling jobs. It manufactures, under the Grove and Shuttlelift brand names, approximately 10 models of industrial cranes. It produces industrial cranes with over 20 United States ton capacity and tip heights of over 80 feet. The Company offers hydraulic boom truck products under the National Crane product line. It offers, under the National Crane brand name, over 20 models of telescoping boom trucks. This type of cranes are capable of reaching maximum heights of over 200 feet and have lifting capacity of over 60 United States tons.

The Company competes with Hitachi Sumitomo, Kobelco, Liebherr, Sumitomo/Link-Belt, Terex, XCMG, Zoomlion, Sany, Comansa, Terex Comedil/Peiner, FM Gru, Jaso, Raimondi, Viccario, Saez, Benezzato, Cattaneo, Yongmao, Wolffkran, Kato, Locatelli, Broderson, Manitex, Altec, Elliott and Tadano.

Foodservice Equipment

The Company’s Foodservice Equipment business designs, manufactures and sells primary cooking and warming equipment; ice-cube machines, ice flaker machines and storage bins; refrigerator and freezer equipment; beverage dispensers and related products; serving, warming and storage equipment; and aftermarket parts and service solutions. Its range of products are used by commercial and institutional foodservice operators, such as full service restaurants, quick-service restaurant (QSR) chains, hotels, caterers, supermarkets, convenience stores, business and industry, hospitals, schools and other institutions.

The Company designs, manufactures and sells an array of ranges, griddles, grills, combination ovens, convection ovens, conveyor ovens, induction cookers, broilers, tilt fry pans/ke! ttles/ski! llets, braising pans, cheese melters/salamanders, cook stations, table top and counter top cooking/frying systems, fryers, steam jacketed kettles and steamers. It sells traditional oven, combi oven, convection oven, conveyor oven, rapid cooking ovens, range and grill products under the Convotherm, Garland, Lincoln, Merrychef, U.S. Range and other brand names. Fryers and frying systems are marketed under the Frymaster and Dean brand names, while steam equipment is manufactured and sold under the Cleveland brand.

The Company designs, manufactures and sells ice machines under the Manitowoc brand name and Koolaire brand names. The Company designs, manufactures and sells commercial upright and undercounter refrigerators and freezers, blast freezers, blast chillers and cook-chill systems under the Delfield brand name. The Company manufactures, under the brand name Kolpak, modular and fully assembled walk-in refrigerators, coolers and freezers, and prefabricated cooler and freezer panels for use in the construction of refrigerated storage rooms and environmental systems. It also designs and manufactures refrigeration systems under the RDI brand name. The Company produces beverage dispensers, blended ice machines, ice/beverage dispensers, beer coolers, post-mix dispensing valves, backroom equipment and support system components and related equipment use by quick-service restaurant chains, convenience stores, bottling operations, movie theaters and the soft-drink industry. Its beverage and related products are sold under the Servend, Multiplex, TRUpour and Manitowoc Beverage Systems brand names. It designs, manufactures and sells a range of cafeteria/buffet equipment stations, bins, boxes, warming cabinets, display and deli cases, insulated and refrigerated salad/food bars, and warmers. Its equipment stations, cases, food bars and food serving lines are marketed under the Delfield and other brand names.

The Company provides parts and aftermarket service, as well as provides a range of s! olutions ! under the KitchenCare brand name. The end-customer base for the Foodservice segment consists of a range of foodservice providers, including multinational and regional chain restaurants, convenience stores and retail stores; chain and independent casual and family dining restaurants; independent restaurants and caterers; lodging, resort, leisure and convention facilities; healthcare facilities; schools and universities; business and industrial customers, and other foodservice outlets.

The Company competes with Aucma, Brema, Follett, Hoshizaki, Ice-O-Matic, Scotsman, Vogt, Automatic Bar Controls, Celli, Cornelius, Taylor, Vin Service, American Panel, Arctic, Bally, Beverage Air, ICS, Master-Bilt, Nor-Lake, Thermo-Kool, Traulsen, True Foodservice, TurboAir, Ali Group, Dover Industries, Duke, Electrolux, Henny Penny, ITW, Middleby, Rational, Alto Shaam, Cambro, Hatco, Standex and Vollrath.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Manitowoc Co Inc  (NYSE:MTW)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 08, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Industrial stocks have been a casualty of Donald Trump’s trade war, writes Barron’s. In a recent column, the business journal noted that the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF, a proxy for industrial stocks as a whole, has lagged the performance of the broader S&P 500 in 2018. And yet, over the past month, both the S&P 500 and the Industrial SPDR have been trending upwards. One analyst thinks the time has come for three industrial stocks in particular — Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), Manitowoc (NYSE:MTW), and Helios Technologies (NASDAQ:SNHY) — to rake in some gains.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2021: Intec Pharma Ltd.(NTEC)

Intec Pharma Ltd is an Israel-based drug development company. It is a development stage biopharmaceutical company that develops formulations of drugs using its proprietary gastric retention technology, the Accordion Pill. The Accordion Pill, a novel gastro-retentive delivery system, improves the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of various drugs. The Company is focusing on the clinical development program for the Phase III clinical study of the Accordion Pill Carbidopa Levodopa (AP-CDLD), for the treatment of advanced stages Parkinson’s disease patients. Its pipeline also comprises The Accordion Pill-Zaleplon, a drug for sleep onset, which is in Phase II clinical program. Furthermore under research is Accordion Pill-Undisclosed Drug for the prevention and treatment of small bowel non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) induced ulcers. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Intec Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ:NTEC) – Analysts at Oppenheimer decreased their FY2019 EPS estimates for Intec Pharma in a research note issued to investors on Monday, March 4th. Oppenheimer analyst J. Olson now expects that the biotechnology company will post earnings of ($1.18) per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of ($1.04). Oppenheimer has a “Buy” rating and a $15.00 price objective on the stock. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Intec Pharma’s FY2020 earnings at ($1.19) EPS, FY2021 earnings at ($1.56) EPS, FY2022 earnings at $0.28 EPS and FY2023 earnings at $1.18 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media stories about Intec Pharma (NASDAQ:NTEC) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Intec Pharma earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.6707447165993 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now

One of the best stocks in the last two years has been auto retailer Carvana (CVNA), which has surged from its $15 IPO price to nearly $60 as seen in the chart below. As the company continues to expand into new markets, revenues have grown at a dramatic pace. However, the company continues to face massive losses and negative cash flow, which when added to dilution likely means this stock is due for a pullback.

(Source: Yahoo! Finance)

Let’s first review where the company has been in the past couple of years, detailed in the recent 10-K filing. Total revenues were just $365 million in 2016, but that number soared to almost $2 billion last year. Unfortunately, the net loss over that time has gone from $93 million to $255 million. Even if we subtract out non-controlling interests, the company still lost $63 million in 2018.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.(WMS)

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., incorporated on October 31, 1966, designs, manufactures and markets thermoplastic corrugated pipe and related water management products, primarily in North and South America and Europe. The Company operates through two segments: Domestic and International. Its product line includes corrugated high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, polypropylene (PP) pipe and related water management products. The Company’s product categories include pipe, fittings, Nyloplast drainage structures, StormTech chambers, water quality, onsite leaching systems, geosynthetics/geogrids erosion control and concrete structures.

The Company’s products in pipe category includes N-12, SaniTite HP, HP Storm, MEGA GREEN WT, MEGA GREEN ST, ADS Triple Wall/Smoothwall, ADS PolyFlex, Duraslot, AdvanEdge and Bend-A-Drain. Its products in fittings category includes single wall fittings, including couplers, elbows and wyes, tees and cross tees, and caps and plugs; dual wall fittings, including couplers, end caps and end plugs, bends, wyes, tees, reducers, injection molded fittings and manifolds; Inserta Tee, and Bend-A-Drain, including ADS Expandable Downspout Adapter. Its products in water quality category includes BaySeparator, BayFilter and FLEXSTORM. Its products in onsite leaching systems category includes ARC Chambers, BioDiffuser Chamber, SB2, Septic Stack Systems, related onsite drainage products and ADS perimeter drain products. Its products in geosynthetics/geogrids erosion control category includes Geotextiles, Geogrids, silt fence and erosion control. Its products in concrete structures include Foltz Concrete.

The Company offers its products to a range of markets and applications, including non-residential, residential, agriculture, airports, green building/sustainable infrastructure, home/yard/building drainage, inlet structures, landfill/waste disposal management, low head pipe, mining, onsite septic systems, railway, retention/detention systems, sanitary, storm water ! drainage, street and highway drainage, timber, turf and recreation, and water quality.

Domestic

The Company’s Domestic segment manufactures and markets products throughout the United States. The Company maintains and serves these markets through product distribution relationships with various national and independent waterworks distributors, national retailers, as well as a network of small to medium-sized distributors across the country. It also sells through a range of buying groups and co-ops in the United States. Its products in this segment include Singlewall pipe, N-12 HDPE pipe sold into the Storm sewer and infrastructure markets, N-12 PP pipe sold into the Storm sewer and sanitary sewer markets, and its line of allied products, including Stormtech, Nyloplast, Arc Septic Chambers, Inserta Tee, Baysaver filters and water quality structures, Fittings, and FleXstorm.

International

The Company’s International segment manufactures and markets products in regions outside of the United States with focus on its facilities in Canada and through its joint ventures, and with local partners in Mexico, Central America and South America. The Company’s joint venture strategy provides with local and regional access to new markets, such as Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru and Colombia. Its product line includes Singlewall pipe, N-12 HDPE pipe and N-12 PP pipe. The Canadian market also sells its line of allied products, while sales in Latin America includes fittings and Nyloplast.

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Oshkosh Corporation(OSK)

Oshkosh Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies worldwide. The companys Access Equipment segment provides aerial work platforms and tele handlers used in construction, agricultural, industrial, institutional, and general maintenance applications. This segment also offers rental fleet loans and leases, and floor plan and retail financing through third-party funding arrangements; towing and recovery equipment; carriers and wreckers; equipment installation; and chassis and service parts sales. Its Defense segment provides severe-duty, heavy-and medium-payload tactical trucks for the department of defense, such as hauling tanks, missile systems, ammunition, fuel, troops, and cargo for combat units and light-payload tactical vehicles. The companys Fire & Emergency segment offers custom and commercial fire apparatus; and emergency vehicles, such as pumpers, aerial platform, ladder and tiller trucks, tankers, rescue vehicles, wild land rough terrain response vehicles, mobile command and control centers, bomb squad vehicles, hazardous materials control vehicles, and other emergency response vehicles. This segment also offers snow removal vehicles; broadcast and communication vehicles comprising electronic field production trailers, and satellite and electronic news gathering vehicles; and command trucks, and military simulator shelters and trailers. Its Commercial segment offers front-and rear-discharge concrete mixers, portable and stationary concrete batch plants, and refuse collection vehicles to concrete ready-mix and waste services industries. This segment also provides field service vehicles and truck-mounted cranes for the construction, equipment dealer, building supply, utility, tire service, railroad, and mining industries. The company was formerly known as Oshkosh Truck Corporation and changed its name to Oshkosh Corporation in February 2008. Oshkosh Corporation was founded in 1917 and is based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Shares of Oshkosh Corp. (NYSE:OSK) jumped 22.4% in January, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after a strong earnings report and guidance that analysts say could prove to be conservative. It was a nice turnaround for a stock that has been an underperformer for most of the last year.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Teekay Corporation(TK)

Teekay Corporation (Teekay), incorporated on February 9, 1979, is a provider of crude oil and gas marine transportation services. The Company also offers offshore oil production, storage and offloading services, primarily under long-term, fixed-rate contracts. The Company is engaged in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) shipping sectors through its subsidiary, Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (Teekay LNG). It is engaged in the operations in the offshore production, storage and transportation sector through its subsidiary, Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (Teekay Offshore) and through its interest in Teekay Petrojarl AS. It is also engaged in the conventional tanker business through its subsidiary, Teekay Tankers Ltd. (Teekay Tankers). Teekay provides a set of marine services to the oil and gas companies. The Company has four lines of business: offshore logistics (shuttle tankers, the HiLoad DP unit, floating storage and off-take (FSO) units, units for maintenance and safety (UMS), and long-distance towing and offshore installation vessels), offshore production (floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) units), liquefied gas carriers and conventional tankers.

Teekay Offshore-Offshore Logistics

Teekay Offshore includes its shuttle tanker operations, FSO units, a HiLoad DP unit, its FPSO units and offshore support, which includes floating accommodation units (FAUs), all of which operate under long-term fixed-rate contracts, and long-distance towing and offshore installation vessels. The Company’s shuttle tanker fleet has a total cargo capacity of approximately 4.5 million deadweight tons (dwt).

Teekay Offshore’s shuttle tankers are primarily subject to long-term, fixed-rate time-charter contracts or bareboat charter contracts for a specific offshore oil field, where a vessel is hired for a fixed period of time, or under contracts of affreightment for various fields, where Teekay Offshore commits to be available to transport the quantity ! of cargo requested by the customer from time to time over a specified trade route within a given period of time. Teekay Offshore has ownership interests in over 30 shuttle tankers and chartered-in an additional over three shuttle tankers.

Teekay Offshore’s FSO units are generally placed on long-term, fixed-rate time-charters or bareboat charters as an integrated part of the field development plan, which provides more stable cash flow to Teekay Offshore. Teekay Offshore has ownership interests in over seven FSO units, including a vessel undergoing conversion into an FSO unit. Teekay Offshore is a provider of long-distance towing and offshore installation vessels with DP2 capability. Teekay Offshore’s fleet includes over 10 long-distance towing and offshore installation vessels. UMS are used for offshore accommodation, storage and support for maintenance and modification projects on existing offshore installations, or during the installation and decommissioning of floating exploration, production and storage units, including FPSO units, floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) units and floating drill rigs.

Teekay Offshore-Offshore Production

Teekay Offshore-Offshore Production consists of FPSO Units. FPSO units are offshore production facilities that are ship-shaped or cylindrical-shaped and store processed crude oil in tanks located in the hull of the vessel. FPSO units are used as production facilities to develop marginal oil fields or deepwater areas remote from existing pipeline infrastructure. Teekay Offshore owns over 10 FPSO units and approximately two FPSO units.

Teekay LNG

Teekay LNG includes LNG and LPG carriers. LNG carriers are usually chartered to carry LNG pursuant to time-charter contracts, where a vessel is hired for a fixed period of time. LPG carriers are mainly chartered to carry LPG on time-charters, on contracts of affreightment or spot voyage charters. Teekay LNG’s fleet, including newbuildings on order, has a total cargo! carrying! capacity of approximately 8.6 million cubic meters. Teekay LNG has ownership interests in over 30 LNG carriers, as well as approximately 20 additional newbuilding LNG carriers on order. In addition, it has ownership of over 10 LPG carriers and part ownership.

Teekay Tankers

Teekay Tankers includes the Company’s conventional crude oil tankers and product carriers. The Company’s conventional crude oil tankers and product tankers primarily operate in the spot-tanker market or are subject to time-charters or contracts of affreightment that are priced on a spot-market basis or are short-term, fixed-rate contracts. Teekay Tankers participated in over three main pooling or revenue sharing commercial management arrangements. These include an Aframax tanker revenue sharing commercial management arrangement (the Aframax RSA), an LR2 tanker pool (the Taurus Pool) and a Suezmax tanker revenue sharing commercial management arrangement (the Suezmax RSA).

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Teekay (NYSE: TK) and Euroseas (NASDAQ:ESEA) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK)are down 9.2% as of 11:40 a.m EDT after the maritime oil operations holding company — parent of Teekay LNG Partners, Teekay Tankers, and Teekay Offshore– reported a big loss for its fiscal first quarter 2018. At one point today, Teekay stock had fallen as much as 15.7%.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Crude oil prices continue to remain in focus after Brent crude hit $80.00 per barrel. The benchmark crude touched $80.00, as markets are concerned about the impact renewed Iranian sanctions will have on global supply. French oil giant Total announced Wednesday that it was abandoning a gas project in Iran after failing to obtain a waiver from the Trump administration to do business in Iran. The sanctions are expected to decline global output at a time that OPEC is already working diligently to push oil prices higher by containing excessive global production.
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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF (MGV)

Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF, formerly Vanguard Mega Cap 300 Value Index ETF, seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of the largest-capitalization value stocks in the United States. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) US Large-Cap Value Index, which represents the value companies of the MSCI US Large-Cap 300 Index. The Fund will invest at least 80% of its assets in the stocks that make up its target Index. The Fund attempts to replicate the target Index by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the Index, holding each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the Index. The Vanguard Group, Inc., through its Quantitative Equity Group (QEG), serves as the investment advisor of the Fund.
Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Baird Financial Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF (NYSEARCA:MGV) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 10,229 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $761,000.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: RMG Networks Holding Corporation(RMGN)

RMG Networks Holding Corporation, incorporated on January 5, 2011, is a holding company. The Company is a provider of enterprise-class digital signage solutions. Through a suite of products, software, software-embedded hardware, maintenance and content service, installation services, and third-party displays, the Company delivers intelligent visual communication solutions to its clients. As an integrated digital signage solution provider, the Company conducts its operations through RMG Enterprise Solutions business unit. It provides digital signage solutions to power intelligent visual communication implementations for contact center, supply chain, employee communications, hospitality, retail and other applications with a concentration of customers in the financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceutical, utility and transportation industries, and in federal, state and local governments.

The Company’s installations deliver real-time intelligent visual content that manages the ways in which organizations communicate with employees and customers to drive productivity and engagement. The solutions are designed to integrate with a customer’s information technology (IT) infrastructure, data and security environments. The Company’s software platform integrates with its customers’ departmental applications and offers premises-based or hosted content management, content subscription services and mobility solutions. The Company’s solutions portfolio consists of solutions for intelligent contact center, visual internal communications, visual supply chain and consumer-facing retail, financial services, higher education and hospitality applications. Its product components include Enterprise Software (ES), Media Players/Smart Digital Appliances (SDA), Design Studio (DS) and Design Studio Lite (DSL), InView, Subscription Content Services and Electronic Displays (ED).

ES is a software application server used to collect content from various applications and ot! her data sources, organize the content according to business rules and distribute the content to a range of end-points, including its media players, personal computers (PCs) and mobile devices. Its data collectors connect ES with customers’ enterprise applications to retrieve real-time data. SDA are media players with its software pre-loaded that functions as the content storage and rendering hardware between its ES content engine and the visual display end-points. DS and DSL are two offerings that are either a full-function application installed on the client’s PC (DS) or Web-based (DSL) software suites used to design the look, feel, function and timing of how content is played on end-point displays.

The Company’s InView is an integrated software product used to display real-time business data and other content directly on employees’ computers. InView is a messaging platform that enables real time communication of media, including business data, to all or a subset of connected corporate users. Its Subscription Content Services provide syndicated business-appropriate news and information, created by its editors. In addition, weather, stock information, airport flight data and over 100 ticker feeds allow clients to customize the output. ED includes a line of displays designed by the Company, such as SmartScreens and door displays that are architected to work seamlessly with its content management software. It also offers a large portfolio of third-party displays from some of the brands in screen and electronic display technology.

The Company competes with Cisco, Four Winds Interactive, Inova, Janus Displays, John Ryan & Associates, Nanonation, Navori, S.A., Scala, Stratacache and Visix.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about RMG Networks (NASDAQ:RMGN) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. RMG Networks earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 45.2069122997124 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Telefonica Brasil S.A.(VIV)

Telef么nica Brasil S.A. provides fixed-line and mobile telecommunications services to residential and corporate customers in Brazil. Its fixed line services portfolio includes local, domestic long-distance, and international long-distance calls; and mobile portfolio comprises voice and broadband Internet access through 3G and 4G, as well as mobile value-added services and wireless roaming services. The company also offers data services, including Internet, broadband, mobile broadband, and wireless Internet services. In addition, the company provides pay TV services through direct to home satellite technology, IPTV, and cable, as well as interactive services, such as video-on-demand; network services, such as rental of facilities; other services comprising Internet access, private network connectivity, computer equipment leasing, extended service, detects, voice mail and cellular blocker, and others; wholesale services, including interconnection services to users of other network providers; and digital services, such as financial services, machine-to-machine operations, e-health solutions, security, video, and advertising. Further, the company offers multimedia communication services, which include audio, data, voice and other sounds, images, texts, and other information, as well as sells wireless devices and accessories, such as handsets, smartphones, broadband USB modems, and devices. Additionally, it provides telecommunications solutions and IT support to various industries, such as retail, manufacturing, services, financial institutions, government, etc. Telef么nica Brasil S.A. offers its solutions through its stores, dealers, retail channels, and door-to-door sales. The company was formerly known as Telecomunica莽玫es de S茫o Paulo S.A. TELESP and changed its name to Telef么nica Brasil S.A. in October 2011. Telef么nica Brasil S.A. was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in S茫o Paulo, Brazil. Telef么nica Brasil S.A. is a subsidiary of Telefonica S.A.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Vivendi (EPA:VIV) has been given a €29.00 ($33.72) target price by investment analysts at UBS Group in a research note issued on Tuesday, Borsen Zeitung reports. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    UBS Group set a €25.50 ($29.65) target price on Vivendi (EPA:VIV) in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning, www.boersen-zeitung.de reports. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Vivendi (EPA:VIV) received a €23.50 ($27.33) price target from stock analysts at Barclays in a research note issued on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock.

Top 10 Insurance Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Hosting the games in North America could be a huge boon for the network, which paid roughly a half a billion dollars for rights to the 2018, 2022 and 2026 games.

Scheduling matches during prime time is tricky when the games are held overseas.

“Anytime you host a big event like this in the US, it’s going to draw more interest,” said Fox Sports President Eric Shanks. “It’ll be fantastic for fans, for US soccer.”

Shanks also noted that Fox won’t have to deal with the logistics of showing games in time zones that differ from the United States.

He said Fox’s 2018 World Cup coverage will highlight that the US will soon play host.

“Clearly today’s news is going to be a big part of our content today, and I think the excitement will continue throughout the World Cup,”

Top 10 Insurance Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Aon Corporation(AON)

Aon Corporation provides risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing services primarily in the United States, the Americas, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company?s Risk Solutions segment offers retail brokerage products and services, including affinity products, general underwriting management services, placement services, and captive management services; and advisory services to technology, financial services, agribusiness, aviation, construction, health care, and energy industries, as well as facilitates various risk management solutions for property liability, general liability, professional liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, workers’ compensation, and various healthcare products. This segment also provides risk consulting services comprising captive management; eSolutions products that enable clients to manage risks, policies, claims, and safet y concerns through an integrated technology platform; reinsurance brokerage services, such as actuarial, enterprise risk management, catastrophe management, and rating agency advisory services; property and casualty reinsurance; and specialty lines, which include professional liability, medical malpractice, accident, life, and health, as well as capital management transaction and advisory services. Its HR Solutions segment offers human capital services in the areas of health and benefits, retirement, compensation, and strategic human capital; and benefits administration and human resource business process outsourcing services. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    A number of equities analysts recently commented on AON shares. Wells Fargo & Co lifted their price objective on AON from $165.00 to $150.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 13th. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on AON from $152.00 to $167.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 14th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods downgraded AON from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 13th. ValuEngine downgraded AON from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded AON from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $157.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, December 31st. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $169.10.

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was Aon PLC (NYSE: AON) which traded down about 8% at $157.30. The stock’s 52-week range is $134.82 to $173.53. Volume was about 6.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.1 million.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) insider Eric Andersen sold 5,000 shares of AON stock in a transaction on Friday, May 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $142.39, for a total value of $711,950.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 67,320 shares in the company, valued at $9,585,694.80. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Top 10 Insurance Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Principal Financial Group Inc(PFG)

Principal Financial Group, Inc. provides retirement savings, investment, and insurance products and services worldwide. The company?s Retirement and Investor Services segment provides retirement savings and related investment products and services, including a portfolio of asset accumulation products and services primarily to small and medium-sized businesses and individuals in the United States. This segment offers products and services to businesses for defined contribution pension plans, including 401(k) and 403(b) plans, defined benefit pension plans, nonqualified executive benefit plans, and employee stock ownership plan consulting services; and annuities, mutual funds, and bank products and services to the employees of its business customers and other individuals. Principal Financial Group?s Principal Global Investors segment offers a range of equity, fixed income, and real estate investments, as well as specialized overlay and advisory services to institutional inve stors. The company?s Principal International segment offers retirement products and services, annuities, mutual funds, institutional asset management, and life insurance accumulation products in Brazil, Chile, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, and Thailand. Principal Financial Group?s U.S. Insurance Solutions segment offers individual life insurance, as well as specialty benefits in the United States. Its individual life insurance products include universal and variable universal life insurance and traditional life insurance; and specialty benefit products comprise group dental and vision insurance, individual and group disability insurance, and group life insurance, as well as fee-for-service claims administration and wellness services. The company was founded in 1879 and is based in Des Moines, Iowa.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Principal Financial Group (Nasdaq: PFG) is a diversified financial firm with $540 billion in assets under management and leadership in retirement investment products, fund investments and life insurance. The company missed Q2 earnings on non-recurring items which sent the shares skidding lower but core business in retirement income solutions and insurance remains solid.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Glenmede Trust Co. NA cut its holdings in Principal Financial Group Inc (NYSE:PFG) by 61.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 235,266 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 369,372 shares during the period. Glenmede Trust Co. NA owned 0.08% of Principal Financial Group worth $12,458,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sawtooth Solutions LLC bought a new position in Principal Financial Group Inc (NYSE:PFG) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm bought 17,428 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $922,000.

Top 10 Insurance Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Topdanmark A/S (TOP)

Topdanmark A/S is a Denmark-based insurance company engaged in the insurance and pension fund business. The Company’s activities are divided into such segments, as Personal, and SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) and Industrial. The Personal segment sells policies for individual households in Denmark. The SME and Industrial segment offers policies for Denmark-based SME, agricultural and industrial businesses. The Company’s private insurance offering includes such insurance products, as home, vehicle, accident, pet, child and life and health insurance, as well as pension funds. Its corporate insurance offering includes property insurance, insurance of goods and equipment, and car insurance, among others. As of December 31, 2012, it had subsidiaries responsible for life and non-life insurance, as well as for asset management, investment and property-related activities. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TopCoin (CURRENCY:TOP) traded flat against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on March 9th. During the last seven days, TopCoin has traded flat against the US dollar. One TopCoin coin can currently be bought for about $0.0008 or 0.00000010 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. TopCoin has a market capitalization of $0.00 and $0.00 worth of TopCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    TopCoin (CURRENCY:TOP) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 7:00 AM E.T. on September 8th. In the last seven days, TopCoin has traded flat against the U.S. dollar. TopCoin has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $0.00 worth of TopCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One TopCoin coin can now be bought for about $0.0008 or 0.00000010 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TopCoin (CURRENCY:TOP) traded down 15.4% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 7:00 AM E.T. on June 21st. During the last seven days, TopCoin has traded up 4% against the dollar. TopCoin has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $123.00 worth of TopCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One TopCoin coin can currently be bought for about $0.0010 or 0.00000015 BTC on popular exchanges.

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

W. R. Berkley Corporation, an insurance holding company, operates as commercial lines writers in the property casualty insurance business primarily in the United States. The company operates in five segments: Specialty, Regional, Alternative Markets, Reinsurance, and International. The Specialty segment underwrites third-party liability risks, primarily excess, and surplus lines, including premises operations, professional liability, commercial automobile, products liability, and property lines. The Regional segments provide commercial insurance products to small-to-mid-sized businesses, and state and local governmental entities primarily in the 45 states of the United States. The Alternative Markets segment develops, insures, reinsures, and administers self-insurance programs and other alternative risk transfer mechanisms. This segment offers its services to employers, employer groups, insurers, and alternative market funds, as well as provides a range of fee-based servic es, including consulting and administrative services. The Reinsurance segment engages in the underwriting property casualty reinsurance on a treaty and a facultative basis, including individual certificates and program facultative business; and specialty and standard reinsurance lines, and property and casualty reinsurance. The International segment offers personal and commercial property casualty insurance in South America; commercial property casualty insurance in the United Kingdom and continental Europe; and reinsurance in Australia, Southeast Asia, and Canada. The company was founded in 1967 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) saw strong trading volume on Tuesday . 1,794,500 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 388% from the previous session’s volume of 367,847 shares.The stock last traded at $79.32 and had previously closed at $78.15.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gifford Fong Associates bought a new position in shares of W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 3,000 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $217,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Standard Life Aberdeen plc increased its stake in shares of W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) by 56.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 15,374 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,555 shares during the period. Standard Life Aberdeen plc’s holdings in W. R. Berkley were worth $1,113,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

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

Prudential Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, offers various financial products and services in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The company operates through three divisions: The U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management, The U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance, and The International Insurance and Investments. The U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management division provides individual variable and fixed annuity products, as well as offers retirement investment and income products and services to retirement plan sponsors in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. This division also provides investment management and advisory services to the public and private marketplace. The U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance division offers individual variable life, term life, and universal life insurance products; and group life, long-term and short-term group disability, long-term care, and group corporate-, bank-and trus t-owned life insurance products to institutional clients. This division also sells accidental death and dismemberment, and other ancillary coverages, as well as provides plan administrative services; and offers preferred provider and indemnity dental coverage plans to clients. The International Insurance and Investments division provides international individual life insurance products in Japan, Korea, and other foreign countries; and offers proprietary and non-proprietary asset management, investment advice, and services to retail and institutional clients internationally. In addition, the company engages in real estate brokerage franchise business, which involves marketing its franchises to the real estate companies. Further, it provides institutional clients and government agencies with various services in connection with the relocation of their employees. Prudential Financial, Inc. was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: “Bank of Nova Scotia Buys 33,446 Shares of Prudential Financial Inc (PRU)” was originally published by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this story on another website, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States & international trademark & copyright legislation. The correct version of this story can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4192921/bank-of-nova-scotia-buys-33446-shares-of-prudential-financial-inc-pru.html.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Prudential Financial Inc  (NYSE:PRU)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    DNB Asset Management AS grew its holdings in shares of Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) by 4.6% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 102,905 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,555 shares during the period. DNB Asset Management AS’s holdings in Prudential Financial were worth $10,426,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Insurance Stocks To Invest In Right Now: American International Group Inc.(AIG)

American International Group, Inc. is an international insurance organization. The company operates property and casualty insurance networks worldwide and conducts activities in the U.S. life insurance and retirement services industry. It also involves in commercial aircraft leasing and residential mortgage guaranty insurance businesses. The company, through Chartis Inc., provides various property and casualty insurance products under commercial and consumer categories worldwide. These products include surplus lines, executive liability/directors? and officers? liability, employment practices, excess casualty, and travel/assistance lines. American International Group, through SunAmerica Financial Group, offers a suite of life insurance and retirement products and services, including term life, universal life, accident and health, fixed and variable deferred annuities, fixed payout annuities, mutual funds, and financial planning products and services to individuals and grou ps in the United States. The company, through International Lease Finance Corporation, operates as an aircraft lessor that acquires commercial jet aircraft from various manufacturers and other parties, and leases those aircraft to airlines worldwide. It also sells aircraft from its fleet to other leasing companies, financial services companies, and airlines, as well as provides management services to third-party owners of aircraft portfolios. American International Group, through United Guaranty Corporation, issues residential mortgage guaranty insurance that covers mortgage lenders from the first loss for credit defaults on high loan-to-value conventional first-lien mortgages for the purchase or refinance of one- to four-family residences in the U.S. and internationally. The company was founded in 1967 and is based in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP]

    At the time of the financial crisis, American International Group (NYSE:AIG) was the world’s largest insurance company. Unfortunately, losses on its mortgage-related investments and some other assets led to major liquidity concerns by the fall of 2018, and the company’s survival was questionable. It was ultimately decided that AIG was “too big to fail,” so the federal government authorized a series of massive credit lines to keep the company afloat.

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP]

    Today marks 10 years to the day since the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve announced a restructuring of insurance giant AIG (NYSE:AIG). Here’s a look back at the key events that led up to the government-assisted restructuring, as well as a quick look at how AIG is doing a decade later.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    American International Group (NYSE:AIG) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator 

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market finished the session mixed on Thursday, with investors initially reacting negatively to news of a big drop in retail sales during December but then gradually regaining confidence over the course of the day. By the close, most major benchmarks had declined modestly, though the Nasdaq ended just in the green. Yet among individual companies, weak earnings reports sent some stocks lower. American International Group (NYSE:AIG), CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL), and Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE:SIX) were among the worst performers. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top 5 Biotech Stocks To Own Right Now

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Top 5 Biotech Stocks To Own Right Now: Amgen Inc.(AMGN)

Amgen Inc., a biotechnology medicines company, discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets human therapeutics based on advances in cellular and molecular biology for grievous illnesses primarily in the United States, Europe, and Canada. The company markets recombinant protein therapeutics in supportive cancer care, nephrology, and inflammation. Its principal products include Aranesp and EPOGEN erythropoietic-stimulating agents that stimulate the production of red blood cells; Neulasta and NEUPOGEN to stimulate the production of neutrophils, which is a type of white blood cell that helps the body to fight infections; and Enbrel, an inhibitor of tumor necrosis factor that plays a role in the body?s response to inflammatory diseases. The company also markets other products comprising Sensipar/Mimpara, a small molecule calcimimetic that lowers serum calcium levels; Vectibix, a monoclonal antibody that binds specifically to the epidermal growth factor receptor; and Nplate, a thrombopoietin (TPO) receptor agonist that mimics endogenous TPO, the primary driver of platelet production. In addition, it provides Denosumab, a human monoclonal antibody that targets RANKL, an essential regulator of osteoclasts. Further, the company offers product candidates in mid-to-late stage development in a variety of therapeutic areas, including oncology, hematology, inflammation, bone, nephrology, cardiovascular, and general medicine consisting of neurology. It markets its products to healthcare providers, including physicians or their clinics, dialysis centers, hospitals, and pharmacies; consumers; and wholesale distributors of pharmaceutical products. The company has various collaborative arrangements with Pfizer Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline plc; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited; Array BioPharma Inc.; Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co. Ltd.; and Cytokinetics, Inc. Amgen Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Every so often on Rule Breaker Investing, Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner shares a five-stock sampler — five active recommendations in either Rule Breakers or Stock Advisor that are poised for great things. This week: five healthcare companies that are innovating treatments and drugs that are making the world healthier. Learn more about Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), bluebird bio (NASDAQ:BLUE), Editas Medicine (NASDAQ:EDIT), Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN), and Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX) and why you should add these exciting and inspiring stocks to your watch list.

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    Even though ABBV has more than 100 patents covering Humira, and despite its 2017 patent win over Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) requiring AMGN to wait until 2023 before issuing its own copy of Humira, the battle for generic Humira isn’t over.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) have a lot in common. They are both hugely successful biotech giants that were founded decades ago. They each have produced stellar returns for their long-term shareholders and crank out copious amounts of cash flow each year.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    A government proposal in the works could lead to important changes that benefit patients and drugmakers, but the industry isn’t going to wait that long. Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) recently fired a big arrow at the bulging rebate bubble following signs of success from Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD). Here’s what you need to know about their effort to change the drug pricing landscape.   

Top 5 Biotech Stocks To Own Right Now: ArQule Inc.(ARQL)

ArQule, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, engages in the research and development of cancer therapeutics directed toward molecular targets and biological processes. Its lead product ARQ 197 is non-adenosine triphosphate competitive inhibitor of the c-Met receptor tyrosine kinase, which is being evaluated as monotherapy and in combination therapy in a Phase II clinical development program that includes trials in non-small cell lung cancer, c-Met-associated soft tissue sarcomas, pancreatic adenocarcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, germ cell tumors, and colorectal cancer. The company is also developing ARQ 621, a Phase I program focused on inhibition of the Eg5 kinesin spindle protein. Its clinical stage products include ARQ 501, ARQ 761, and ARQ 171, which are designed to kill cancer cells selectively while sparing normal cells through the direct activation of DNA damage response/checkpoint pathways. In addition, the company involves in pre-clinical development o f B-RAF and AKIP Kinase inhibitors. The company has collaborations with Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. and Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. ArQule, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    It isn’t unusual for oncology stocks to double in a single day after a company announces clinical trial results. Arqule (NASDAQ:ARQL) stands out among its peers because it notched a 67% gain after reporting a partial remission for just one leukemia patient.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Arqule Inc  (NASDAQ:ARQL)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 07, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

Top 5 Biotech Stocks To Own Right Now: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ALNY)

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in discovering, developing, and commercializing novel therapeutics based on RNA interference (RNAi). Its core product programs under clinical or pre-clinical development include ALN-TTR, a Phase I clinical trial program for the treatment of transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis; ALN-APC, a Phase I clinical trial program for the treatment of hemophilia; ALN-PCS for the treatment of severe hypercholesterolemia; ALN-HPN, a pre-clinical development for the treatment of refractory anemia; and ALN-TMP, a pre-clinical development for the treatment of hemoglobinopathies, including beta-thalassemia and sickle cell anemia. The company?s partner-based programs comprise ALN-RSV01, a Phase II clinical trial program for the treatment of respiratory syncytial virus infection; ALN-VSP, a Phase I clinical trial completed program for the treatment of liver cancers; and ALN-HTT, a pre-clinical development for the treatment of Huntington?s disease. It has strategic alliances with Novartis Pharma AG; F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Medtronic Inc.; Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd.; and Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY)

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  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Staying on top of every new drugmaker takes a lot more time than you probably have. That said, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) shareholders want to keep their eyes on young Eidos and its lead candidate. Here’s why.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) updated investors last month on how the launch of Onpattro, its first drug that was approved to treat transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis (ATTR), was going at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.

Top 5 Biotech Stocks To Own Right Now: Biogen Idec Inc(BIIB)

Biogen Idec Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, hemophilia, and autoimmune disorders in the United States and internationally. Its marketed products include the AVONEX for the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS); RITUXAN for treating relapsed or refractory, CD20-positive, and B-cell Non-Hodgkin?s lymphoma (NHL); TYSABRI to treat relapsing MS; FUMADERM for the treatment of severe plaque psoriasis in adult patients; and FAMPYRA, an oral compound for the improvement of walking in adult patients with MS with walking disability. Biogen Idec Inc.?s products under Phase III consist of PEGylated interferon beta-1a designed to prolong the effects and reduce the dosing frequency of interferon beta-1a; BG-12 for the treatment of MS; Daclizumab, a monoclonal antibody in relapsing MS; Long-lasting factor IX and VIII fusion protein for the treatment of hemophilia B; GA101, a monoclonal antibody for t he treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and NHL; and Dexpramipexole, an orally administered small molecule for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The company?s Phase I clinical trial products include Anti-LINGO for use in multiple sclerosis, Neublastin for use in neuropathic pain, CD40L for use in systemic lupus erythematosus, ANTI-TWAEK humanized monoclonal antibody for TWEAK, and BIIB037 for use in Alzheimer’s disease; and Phase II clinical trial product comprises OCRELIZUMAB, a humanized monoclonal antibody for treating CD20. It has collaboration agreements with Genentech, Inc.; Elan Pharma International, Ltd; Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.; Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB; Abbott Biotherapeutics Corp; and Vernalis plc. The company was formerly known as IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corporation and changed its name to Biogen Idec Inc. in November 2003. Biogen Idec Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Weston, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Just last Thursday, March 21, Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB) and its partner, Japanese biopharmaceutical company Eisai (OTC: ESALY), said that their experimental Alzheimer’s therapy, which at that time was at the second stage of clinical trials, was a bust. BIIB dropped 29.2% on the day, and ESALY by 35% on the same day.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    In this episode of Motley Fool Money, host Chris Hill and analysts Emily Flippen, Jim Mueller, and Jason Moser hit on some of the biggest recent news in the market. Disney (NYSE:DIS) finishes up its merger with Fox, and it’s ready to take on a crowded streaming space. CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) diversifies into CBD lotion. Levi Strauss (NYSE:LEVI) enters the public markets with a bafflingly high market cap, while Nike (NYSE:NKE) sells off on higher-than-expected revenue and profits. Biogen’s (NASDAQ:BIIB) biggest trial bombs, and the stock tanks along with it. Papa John’s (NASDAQ:PZZA) welcomes Shaq into its board of directors. And, as always, the analysts share some stocks on their radar. Plus, stay tuned for an interview with Lake House Capital’s Joe Magyer about investing in Australia — the biggest trends, biggest worries, and some Aussie picks to add to your watch list.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) will lead a busy day of earnings reports. The firm expects that its year-over-year sales will have increased by 7%. The company’s stock slumped in February after Duke basketball player Zion Williamson was hurt blowing out his sneaker in the first minute of a major contest against North Carolina. Expect analysts to ask a lot of questions about Nike’s expectations for global economic growth and its exposure to a weakening Chinese economy.
    Stocks to Watch Today: BIIB, BA, LEVI
    Shares of Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) plunged more than 25% after the company announced a major setback for a key Alzheimer’s drug. The biotech giant announced that its experimental drug “aducanumab” is unlikely to be effective for mass deployment and that it will halt its research. One analyst described this as a “transformative failure for Biogen’s pipeline.” This is a massive setback for one of the top biotech companies in the world. Shares of Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) are off again Thursday on news that the investigation into its 737 Max jets has expanded. According to reports, the FBI has now joined a federal investigation into the certification process for the jet. The Department of Transportation launched an audit of the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval of the jet, which received certification two years ago. Boeing and the FAA have faced global scrutiny over two fatal crashes involving the 737 Max jet series and news of previous pilot complaints about the planes. Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE: LEVI) will return to the public markets for the first time in 34 years. The iconic apparel company will launch its IPO today with a price of $17 per share. That would set the company’s market capitalization at $6.6 billion. Look for other earnings reports from Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ), Cintas Corp. (NASDAQ: CTAS), CNOOC Ltd. (NYSE: CEO), Conagra Brands Inc. (NYSE: CAG), Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI), and Lands’ End Inc. (NYSE: LE).
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Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Prime Video arguably hit its peak in 2016, when Casey Affleck won an Oscar for his performance in Manchester by the Sea and Mozart in the Jungle won the Golden Globe for best musical or comedy series. While Amazon’s Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has done well with critics and viewers recently, the company’s efforts in film have flopped since it took over distribution in 2017.

Meanwhile, Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) has suddenly seen a lot more success with its film output. In fact, Roma has emerged as the frontrunner for Best Picture at the Academy Awards this year. Even so, most of Netflix’s films never see the big screen, but still play a vital role in drawing new subscribers to the service.

The new head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke, recently outlined a plan to get the company’s film output back in order. It sounds a lot like Netflix’s strategy, but on a smaller scale.

Image source: Amazon.

Best Oil Stocks For 2021: Marathon Oil Corporation(MRO)

Marathon Oil Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an international energy company with operations in the United States, Canada, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. It operates through three segments: Exploration and Production, Oil Sands Mining, and Integrated Gas. The Exploration and Production segment explores for, produces, and markets liquid hydrocarbons and natural gas. The Oil Sands Mining segment mines, extracts, and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta, Canada; and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil. The Integrated Gas segment markets and transports products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquified natural gas and methanol. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in July 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) based its 2019 plans on oil averaging $50 a barrel. At that price point, the company can fund its $2.6 billion capital spending plan — enough money to grow its U.S. oil production by 12% this year — and its dividend with plenty of room to spare. Marathon has so much breathing room that it can fund its 2019 budget as well as its dividend at $45 oil, which means it’s on track to produce a gusher of free cash now that oil is in the mid-$50s. Marathon currently expects to return the bulk of that money to shareholders through additional share repurchases, which sets up investors to potentially earn some high-octane total returns this year if oil keeps going higher.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) delivered exceptional operational and financial results in 2018. Not only did its U.S. oil production outperform the midpoint of its initial guidance range by 22.5%, but it also generated a boatload of free cash flow. That strong performance is one of many reasons Marathon CEO Lee Tillman believes his company checks all the boxes for investors. He laid out the case for the company on its fourth-quarter conference call, detailing four reasons Marathon is an ideal oil stock. Here’s what he said.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE: MRO) which rose by about 9% to $16.92. The stock’s 52-week range is $12.57 to $24.20. Volume was about 34.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 20.95 million.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Thursday was a volatile day on Wall Street, as major stock indexes lost a lot of ground early in the day but then rebounded to finished mixed. Gains for the Nasdaq Composite came even as Dow Jones Industrial Average fell modestly, and although investors spent much of the session trying to parse through the implications of the latest economic report on retail sales, earnings played a key role in moving many well-known stocks. Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO), AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN), and Bloomin’ Brands (NASDAQ:BLMN) were among the top performers. Here’s why they did so well.

Best Oil Stocks For 2021: Halliburton Company(HAL)

Halliburton Company provides various products and services to the energy industry for the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas worldwide. It operates in two segments, Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation. The Completion and Production segment offers production enhancement services, completion tools and services, cementing services, and Boots & Coots. Its production enhancement services include stimulation and sand control services; completion tools and services comprise subsurface safety valves and flow control equipment, surface safety systems, packers and specialty completion equipment, intelligent completion systems, expandable liner hanger systems, sand control systems, well servicing tools, and reservoir performance services; cementing services consist of bonding the well and well casing, while isolating fluid zones and maximizing wellbore stability, and casing equipment; and Boots & Coots include well intervention services , pressure control, equipment rental tools and services, and pipeline and process services. The Drilling and Evaluation segment provides field and reservoir modeling, drilling, evaluation, and wellbore placement solutions that enable customers to model, measure, and optimize their well construction activities. Its services comprise fluid services, drilling services, drill bits, wireline and perforating services, testing and subsea services, software and asset solutions, and integrated project management and consulting services. The company serves independent, integrated, and national oil companies. Halliburton Company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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    When spending dried up, this group was hit hard. Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) went from a profit of $3.5 billion in 2014 to a painful loss of $5.8 billion in 2016. But the pendulum is swinging. As any good salesman will tell you, it’s much easier to close deals when your customers have more cash in their pocket. And as we just discussed, big oil producers have $425 billion locked, loaded and ready to fire.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Halcyon (HAL) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the
    X15 hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was July 16th, 2014. Halcyon’s total supply is 6,668,787 coins. Halcyon’s official website is halcyon.top. Halcyon’s official Twitter account is @halcyondev.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Societe Generale downgraded shares of Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Friday, The Fly reports. They currently have $43.00 price target on the oilfield services company’s stock.

Best Oil Stocks For 2021: Apache Corporation(APA)

Apache Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. The company has exploration and production interests in the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf Coast, east Texas, the Permian basin, the Anadarko basin, and the Western Sedimentary basin of Canada; and onshore Egypt, offshore Western Australia, offshore the United Kingdom in the North Sea, and onshore Argentina, as well as on the Chilean side of the island of Tierra del Fuego. Apache Corporation sells its natural gas to local distribution companies, utilities, end-users, integrated oil and gas companies, and marketers; and crude oil to integrated oil companies, marketing and transportation companies, and refiners. As of December 31, 2009, it had total estimated proved reserves of 1,067 million barrels of crude oil, condensate, and natural gas liquids, as well as 7.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The company was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Apache (NYSE:APA) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator 

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Stocks to Watch Today: WTW, CHK, BBY
    Shares of Weight Watchers International Inc. (NASDAQ: WTW) cratered more than 30% after the company fell well short of earnings expectations after the bell and issued worse-than-expected 2019 guidance. The firm reported adjusted earnings of $0.46, a figure that missed expectations by $0.14. The firm also issued weak forward guidance. After yesterday’s slump, Oprah Winfrey’s stake in the company plunged by a whopping $48 million. Shares of Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) popped 10.2% after the natural gas producer reported earnings before the bell. Higher natural gas prices in the fourth quarter helped bolster the firm’s bottom line. Total natural gas sales jumped 37% in Q4 to $3.07 billion, well above analysts’ expectations of $2.28 billion. That strong natural gas revenue helped the firm report adjusted EPS of $0.49, which was a 49% jump year over year. Shares of Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) popped 10% after the electronics retailer topped Wall Street earnings expectations before the bell. The firm’s profit of $2.72 topped consensus expectations by $0.15 per share. The firm cited stronger-than-expected same-store sales, hiked its dividend from $0.45 to $0.50, and issued a positive 2019 outlook. Today, look for more earnings reports from Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA), Box Inc. (NYSE: BOX), Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB), Dean Foods Co. (NYSE: DF), Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT), HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ), L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB), Lowe’s Co. Inc. (NYSE: LOW), Office Depot Inc. (NYSE: ODP), and Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ).

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    Meridian Wealth Management LLC purchased a new stake in Apache Co. (NYSE:APA) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 9,729 shares of the energy company’s stock, valued at approximately $255,000.

Best Oil Stocks For 2021: Range Resources Corporation(RRC)

Range Resources Corporation, an independent natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of natural gas properties primarily in the Appalachian and southwestern regions of the United States. The company?s Appalachian region drilling and producing activities include tight-gas, shale, coal bed methane, and conventional natural gas and oil production in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, and West Virginia. It owns 4,969 net producing wells, approximately 2,750 miles of gas gathering lines, and approximately 1.8 million gross acres under lease. The company?s Southwestern drilling and producing activities cover the Barnett Shale of North Texas, the Permian Basin of West Texas and eastern New Mexico, the East Texas Basin, the Texas Panhandle, and the Anadarko Basin of Western Oklahoma. It owns 1,954 net producing wells, as well as approximately 886,000 gross acres under lease. As of December 31, 2010, Range Resources Corporation had had 4.4 Tcfe of pr oved reserves. It sells gas to utilities, marketing companies, and industrial users. The company was formerly known as Lomak Petroleum, Inc. and changed its name to Range Resources Corporation in 1998. Range Resources Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Range Resources (NYSE:RRC) rose more than 10% by 2:30 p.m. EST on Monday after the top-10 natural gas producer reported strong reserve numbers for 2018.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE:RRC) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies issued their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Range Resources in a report issued on Sunday, October 7th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst K. Harrison expects that the oil and gas exploration company will post earnings of $0.17 per share for the quarter. Piper Jaffray Companies currently has a “Buy” rating and a $27.00 target price on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Range Resources’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.16 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.88 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.38 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.33 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.47 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $1.58 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.63 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.45 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.02 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    RRCoin (CURRENCY:RRC) traded down 5% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 14:00 PM ET on September 22nd. One RRCoin token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0093 or 0.00000139 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. RRCoin has a total market cap of $0.00 and approximately $463,836.00 worth of RRCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, RRCoin has traded 1.4% higher against the dollar.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now

Primo Water (NASDAQ:PRMW) had its price objective hoisted by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from $15.00 to $16.00 in a research note issued on Thursday. The firm currently has a “market perform” rating on the stock. BMO Capital Markets’ price target points to a potential upside of 0.88% from the company’s current price.

PRMW has been the subject of a number of other research reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Primo Water from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. BidaskClub lowered shares of Primo Water from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 13th. Barrington Research restated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of Primo Water in a research note on Friday, April 6th. B. Riley set a $18.00 price target on shares of Primo Water and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, March 5th. Finally, William Blair began coverage on shares of Primo Water in a research note on Thursday. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $17.50.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: THL Credit Senior Loan Fund(TSLF)

THL Credit Senior Loan Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company (Fund). The Fund’s investment objective is to provide current income and preservation of capital primarily through investments in United States dollar-denominated senior secured corporate loans and notes. Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest 100% of its Managed Assets in the securities of issuers located in North America and does not currently intend to invest a material amount of its Managed Assets outside the United States. It invests in sectors, such as Business, Services, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals, Retail, Software, Advertising, Printing and Publishing, and Diversified and Services, among others. Four Wood Capital Advisors LLC serves as the Fund’s investment adviser. Advisors’ Opinion:

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. (CBIO)

Catalyst Biosciences, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on engineering proteases as therapeutics for hemophilia, hemeostasis, complement-mediated diseases, and other unmet medical needs. Its product pipeline includes CB 813d, a Factor VIIa drug candidate that completed a Phase I clinical trials evaluating safety and tolerability, as well as pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and coagulation activity in severe hemophilia A and B patients with and without inhibitors. The company’s preclinical development stage drugs comprise CB 2679d/ISU 304, a next-generation Factor IX drug for the treatment of patients with hemophilia B; and a Factor Xa variant. It is also developing CB 2782, an anti-C3 inflammation development candidate for the treatment of delayed graft function in kidney transplants; and an ophthalmic anti-C3 candidate for treatment of dry age-related macular degeneration. The company has collaboration agreement with Pfizer, Inc. for the development of human Factor VIIa products; and ISU Abxis for development and manufacturing of the Factor IX products through Phase I/II clinical trials. Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Catalyst Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: CBIO) is scheduled to present interim data from its Phase 2 study of Marzeptacog alfa (MarzAA) on July 18. This data will be pertaining to the subcutaneous efficacy trial in individuals with hemophilia A or B with inhibitors to evaluate the ability of MarzAA to minimize spontaneous bleeding episodes.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    B. Riley lowered shares of Catalyst Biosciences (NASDAQ:CBIO) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research report released on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. They currently have $12.50 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, down from their prior price objective of $44.00.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    If you’re looking for biotech stock bargains, the scrap heap isn’t a bad place to start. Hardly a day goes by without a biotech meltdown somewhere, and clinical trial mishaps led to market clubbings for Anika Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ANIK) and Catalyst Biosciences (NASDAQ:CBIO) earlier this week.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: RELX PLC(RELX)

RELX Group is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.
Our goal is to help customers make better decisions, get better results and be more productive. We do this by leveraging a deep understanding of our customers to create innovative solutions which combine content and data with analytics and technology in global platforms.
The Group has customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. The Group employs approximately 30,000 staff.
We operate in four major market segments: Scientific, Technical & Medical; Risk & Business Analytics; Legal; and Exhibitions.

? Scientific, Technical & Medical helps customers advance science and improve healthcare by providing information and analytical solutions that enable them to make critical decisions, enhance productivity, and improve outcomes.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    First Republic Investment Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Relx PLC (NYSE:RELX) in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund acquired 13,205 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $287,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Relx PLC (NYSE:RELX)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $20.27 and last traded at $20.29, with a volume of 6975 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $20.35.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Relx (NYSE: RELX) and Cambium Learning Group (NASDAQ:ABCD) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation(CHMI)

Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation, incorporated on October 31, 2012, is a residential real estate finance company. The Company is focused on acquiring, investing in and managing residential mortgage assets in the United States. Its principal objective is to generate attractive current yields and risk-adjusted total returns for its stockholders over the long term, primarily through dividend distributions and secondarily through capital appreciation. The Company focuses on attaining this objective, subject to market conditions and availability and terms of financing, by selectively constructing and managing a targeted portfolio of Servicing Related Assets, residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), prime mortgage loans and other cashflowing residential mortgage assets. The Company operates its business through segments, including investments in RMBS; investments in Servicing Related Assets, and All Other. The Company’s targeted asset classes include servicing related assets consisting of mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) and Excess MSRs; RMBS, including Agency RMBS, residential mortgage pass-through certificates, collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) (interest-only security (IO) and inverse IOs) and to-be-announced (TBA), and prime mortgage loans. The Company is externally managed by Cherry Hill Mortgage Management, LLC.

The Company also may generate MSRs through the purchase of prime mortgage loans. Its RMBS strategy focuses primarily on the acquisition and ownership of Agency RMBS that are whole-pool, residential mortgage pass-through certificates. However, from time to time, the Company invests in CMOs, including IOs and inverse IOs. Its RMBS strategy includes selective investments in non-Agency RMBS, including government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) risk-sharing securities.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment (NYSE:CHMI) and Great Portland Estates (OTCMKTS:GPEAF) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corp (NYSE:CHMI) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund acquired 152,335 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $2,721,000. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. owned approximately 0.98% of Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Briggs & Stratton Corporation(BGG)

Briggs & Stratton Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, sells, and services air cooled gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. It operates in two segments, Engines and Products. The Engines segment offers four-cycle aluminum alloy gasoline engines that are used primarily by the lawn and garden equipment industry. Its products are used in various lawn and garden equipment applications, including walk-behind lawn mowers, riding lawn mowers, garden tillers, and snow throwers, as well as products for industrial, construction, agricultural, and other consumer applications that include portable and standby generators, pumps, and pressure washers. This segment also manufactures and sells replacement engines and service parts to sales and service distributors. The Products segment offers portable and standby generators, pressure washers, snow throwers, lawn and garden powered equipment, turf care, and job site products. This segment sells its products through various channels of retail distribution, including consumer home centers, warehouse clubs, mass merchants, and independent dealers under its brands, including Briggs & Stratton, Simplicity, Snapper, Snapper Pro, Ferris, PowerBoss, Allmand, Billy Goat, Murray, Branco, and Victa, as well as other brands, such as Craftsman, GE, and Troy-Bilt. The company serves original equipment manufacturers worldwide. Briggs & Stratton Corporation was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GNRC) was up less than 1% at $59.20 late on Tuesday, but that is actually up by over 6% from last Friday’s close for the generator maker before the storm threat was so imminent. Briggs & Stratton Corp. (NYSE: BGG) is also in that field and its gain of just 0.3% to $20.45 late on Tuesday was actually up only about 1% from last Friday as the company is more diversified

  • [By Motley Fool Transcriber]

    Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG)Q4 2018 Briggs & Stratton Corp Earnings CallAug. 16, 2018, 2 p.m. EDT

    Contents:
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    Operator

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: EP Energy Corporation(EPE)

EP Energy Corporation (EP Energy), incorporated on August 8, 2013, is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition and development of unconventional onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The Company operates through a diverse base of producing assets and are focused on creating value through the development of its drilling inventory located in four areas: the Eagle Ford Shale (South Texas), the Wolfcamp Shale (Permian Basin in West Texas), the Altamont Field in the Uinta Basin (Northeastern Utah) and the Haynesville Shale (North Louisiana). In its operating areas, it has identified approximately 5,710 drilling locations (including over 860 drilling locations to which it has attributed proved undeveloped reserves).

The Company has proved reserves of approximately 546.0 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe) and it has an average net daily production of over 109,680 barrel of oil equivalent per day (Boe/d). Approximately 240 MMBoe of its total proved reserves are proved developed producing assets, which generates an average production of over 109.7 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (MBoe/d) from approximately 1,600 wells. The Company has approximately 300 MMBbls of proved oil reserves, over 90 MMBbls of proved natural gas liquids (NGLs) reserves and approximately 940 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of proved natural gas reserves.

Eagle Ford Shale

The Eagle Ford Shale, located in South Texas, is an unconventional oil plays in the United States. The Eagle Ford formation in La Salle county has approximately 120 feet of net thickness (over 160 feet gross). The Company has approximately 94,150 net (over 88,890 gross) acres in the Eagle Ford, in which it has identified over 970 drilling locations. The Company has approximately 570 net producing wells (over 560 net operated wells) and running one rig in this program. EP Energy’s average net daily production is approximately 58,190 Boe/d.

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Wolfcamp Shale

The Wolfcamp Shale is located in the Permian Basin. The Wolfcamp A, B and C zones combine for over 750 feet of net (approximately 1,000 feet of gross) thickness. The Company has approximately 178,110 net (over 178,280 gross) acres in the Wolfcamp, in which it has identified approximately 3,260 drilling locations in the Wolfcamp A, B and C zones. EP Energy has approximately 240 net operated producing wells. Its average net daily production is over 19,850 Boe/d.

Altamont

The Altamont field is located in the Uinta Basin in northeastern Utah. The Company’s operations are focused on developing the Altamont Field Complex (consisting of the Altamont, Bluebell and Cedar Rim fields). It owns approximately 180,940 net (over 323,210 gross) acres in Duchesne and Uinta Counties. The Altamont Field Complex has a gross pay interval thickness of over 4,300 feet. Its commingled production is from over 1,500 feet of net stimulated rock. The Company’s activity is focused on the development of its vertical inventory on approximately 80-acre and 160-acre spacing. The Company has identified approximately 1,280 drilling locations. EP Energy has approximately 390 net producing wells (over 380 net operated wells). The Company’s average net daily production is approximately 17,140 Boe/d.

Haynesville Shale

The Company holds natural gas assets in the Haynesville Shale, located in East Texas and Northern Louisiana. The Company’s operations are concentrated primarily in Desoto Parish, Louisiana in the Holly Field. It has approximately 34,170 net (over 52,930 gross) acres in this area. EP Energy has identified over 190 drilling locations. The Company’s average net daily production is approximately 90 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d).

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    EP Energy Corp  (NYSE:EPE)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 15, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. (NYSE:EPE) shares were up 5.5% during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $2.55 and last traded at $2.51. Approximately 939,243 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 13% from the average daily volume of 1,077,065 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.38.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: MuniVest Fund, Inc.(MVF)

BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc. (the Fund), formerly known as MuniVest Fund, Inc., is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to provide a high a level of current income exempt from federal income taxes by investing primarily in a portfolio of long-term, investment-grade municipal obligations, the interest on which is exempt from federal income taxes.

BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc. may invest in certain securities, whose income return is inversely related to changes in a floating interest rate (inverse floaters). The Fund may invest in swap agreements. The Fund may also purchase and write call and put options. BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc.’s investment advisor is BlackRock Advisors, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. The Fund’s sub-advisor is BlackRock Investment Management, LLC.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BlackRock MuniVest Fund Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:MVF) declared a monthly dividend on Thursday, September 6th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 14th will be paid a dividend of 0.041 per share by the investment management company on Monday, October 1st. This represents a $0.49 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 13th.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (BPMUF)

Basilea Pharmaceutica AG is a Switzerland-based company engaged in the research, development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products. The Company focuses on pharmaceutical products in the therapeutic areas of bacterial infections, fungal infections and oncology. The Company has a range of drugs to treat drug-resistant bacterial infections, systemic fungal infections and drug-resistant tumors. The Company’s anti-infectives, including isavuconazole and ceftobiprole are in late-stage clinical development, while the novel antibiotic, BAL30072 and the oncology compound, BAL101553 are in clinical phase I. The Company’s subsidiaries include Basilea Pharmaceutica China Ltd., Basilea Pharmaceuticals A/S, Basilea Pharma SAS, Basilea Pharmaceutica Deutschland GmbH, Basilea Pharmaceutica International Ltd., BPh Investitionen Ltd., Basilea Medical Ltd. and Basilea Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Basilea Pharmaceuticals (OTC:BPMUF)

    BPMUF Is a Swiss company with commercialized products in the anti-infection space, but they are also working on agents in cancer research. One of these agents, BAL101553, is a prodrug of a so-called “tumor checkpoint controller” inhibitor, which destabilizes microtubules to disrupt dividing cells. This phase 1/2a study assessed the safety and the recommended dosage for this agent. The phase 1 portion of the trial recruited 20 patients to receive various doses of BAL101553.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P.(SXCP)

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P., (the “Partnership,” “we,” “our” and “us”), is a Delaware limited partnership formed in July 2012, which primarily produces coke used in the blast furnace production of steel. We also provide coal handling and/or mixing services at our Coal Logistics terminals. At December 31, 2015, we owned a 98.0 percent interest in Haverhill Coke Company LLC (“Haverhill”), Middletown Coke Company, LLC (“Middletown”) and Gateway Energy and Coke Company, LLC (“Granite City”). At December 31, 2015, SunCoke Energy, Inc. (“SunCoke”) owned the remaining 2.0 percent interest in each of Haverhill, Middletown, and Granite City, and, through its subsidiary, owned a 53.9 percent partnership interest in us and all of our incentive distribution rights and indirectly owns and controls our general partner, which holds a 2.0 percent general partner interest in us. Coke is a principal raw material in the blast furnace steelmaking process.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bramshill Investments LLC cut its stake in SunCoke Energy Partners LP (NYSE:SXCP) by 4.0% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 113,454 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 4,786 shares during the period. Bramshill Investments LLC’s holdings in SunCoke Energy Partners were worth $1,702,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SunCoke Energy Partners (NYSE:SXCP) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    Teligent (NASDAQ:TLGT) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

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    Shares of SunCoke Energy Partners traded down $0.05, hitting $15.85, during trading on Friday, MarketBeat reports. 105,181 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 66,406. The firm has a market capitalization of $735.01 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.61 and a beta of 1.44. SunCoke Energy Partners has a fifty-two week low of $14.70 and a fifty-two week high of $21.95. The company has a quick ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 1.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.34.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SunCoke Energy Partners (NYSE: SXCP) and AK Steel (NYSE:AKS) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: TG Therapeutics, Inc.(TGTX)

TG Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the acquisition, development, and commercialization of novel treatments for B-cell malignancies and autoimmune diseases primarily in the United States. It develops TG-1101 (ublituximab), a novel glycol engineered monoclonal antibody that targets a epitope on the CD20 antigen found on the surface of B-lymphocytes developed to aid in the depletion of circulating B-cells; and TG-1101 in combination with TGR-1202 for relapsed/refractory non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The company also develops TGR-1202, an orally available phosphoinositide-3-kinase delta inhibitor with nanomolar potency to the delta isoform and high selectivity over the alpha, beta, and gamma isoforms, as well as for hematologic malignancies. In addition, it develops a pre-clinical program to develop the inhibitors of interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase 4 (IRAK4); and anti-PD-L1 and anti-GITR antibody research programs that are in pre-clinical development stage in the field of hematological malignancies. The company has license agreements with LFB Biotechnologies S.A.S, GTC Biotherapeutics, LFB/GTC LLC, and Ildong Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. for the development and commercialization of TG-1101; Rhizen Pharmaceuticals, SA for the development and commercialization of TGR-1202; and Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated for the development and commercialization of IRAK4 inhibitor technology. It also has a collaboration agreement with Checkpoint Therapeutics, Inc. for the development and commercialization of anti-PD-L1 and anti-GITR antibody research programs in the field of hematological malignancies. TG Therapeutics, Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Fueled by trial data, TG Therapeutics (NASDAQ:TGTX) shares skyrocketed 69.5% in February, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.

    So what

    On Jan. 30, data from phase 1 trials evaluating TG Therapeutics’ ublituximab and umbralisib alongside J&J and AbbVie’s Imbruvica was published in Lancet, a respected industry journal. 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of TG Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:TGTX) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eight research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has issued a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $12.30.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Shares of the B-cell malignancy and autoimmune disease specialist TG Therapeutics (NASDAQ:TGTX) fell by an eye-popping 55.9% last month, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. What triggered this dramatic sell-off?

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In 2021

Investors bought shares of Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) on weakness during trading on Monday. $67.34 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $39.50 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $27.84 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Automatic Data Processing had the 11th highest net in-flow for the day. Automatic Data Processing traded down ($0.39) for the day and closed at $142.16

Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus upped their target price on shares of Automatic Data Processing from $126.00 to $148.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Automatic Data Processing from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $146.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, May 28th. Bank of America upped their target price on shares of Automatic Data Processing from $138.00 to $140.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, May 4th. Argus upped their target price on shares of Automatic Data Processing from $130.00 to $145.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, June 4th. Finally, Morgan Stanley upped their target price on shares of Automatic Data Processing from $114.00 to $122.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $137.07.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In 2021: EOG Resources, Inc.(EOG)

EOG Resources, Inc., a Delaware corporation organized in 1985, together with its subsidiaries (collectively, EOG), explores for, develops, produces and markets crude oil and natural gas primarily in major producing basins in the United States of America (United States or U.S.), The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad), the United Kingdom (U.K.), The People’s Republic of China (China), Canada and, from time to time, select other international areas. EOG’s principal producing areas are further described in “Exploration and Production” below. EOG’s Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and any amendments to those reports are made available, free of charge, through EOG’s website, as soon as reasonably practicable after such reports have been filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). EOG’s website address is www.eogresources.com.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    In addition to the Turner, Chesapeake Energy plans to continue its appraisal work on several other formations in the area, including the Niobrara. These rock layers could enhance the company’s growth prospects given what peers like EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) have uncovered in the area. Last October, EOG Resources unveiled that its appraisal efforts confirmed that the Niobrara and Mowry shale plays underneath its Powder River Basin acreage hold nearly 2 billion BOE of recoverable resources, giving it three high-return growth targets in the region. These results provide more evidence that the Powder River Basin could be a significant growth driver for Chesapeake in the coming years.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) has done an excellent job enriching its shareholders over the past two decades. Investors, for example, who bought $1,000 of the company’s stock following its separation from Enron 20 years ago would have seen that grow into more than $25,000 over that time frame, which is much better than the $3,200 they’d have made by investing the same amount into the S&P 500.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 1% at $94.11. The 52-week range is $82.04 to $133.53.

    The United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEArca: UNG) traded up about 0.2% at $24.79 in a 52-week range of $21.65 to $39.87.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) delivered a solid finish to 2018 as both oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) production exceeded the midpoint of its guidance range. That strong output enabled the company to generate robust cash flow during the quarter, helping it produce record free cash flow for the year. The oil company expects more of the same in 2019 as it remains well positioned to continue expanding output at a healthy rate while generating significant free cash flow. 

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In 2021: EQT Corporation(EQT)

EQT Corporation (EQT), incorporated on June 10, 2008, is an energy company. The Company operates through two business segments: EQT Production and EQT Midstream. EQT Production is a natural gas producer in the Appalachian Basin with over 10 trillion cubic feet equivalent (Tcfe) of natural gas, natural gas liquid (NGL) and crude oil reserves across approximately 3.4 million acres, including approximately 630,000 gross acres in the Marcellus play. EQT Midstream provides gathering, transmission and storage services for the Company’s produced gas and for the independent third parties across the Appalachian Basin.

EQT Production Business Segment

The Company’s EQT Production segment conducts lateral horizontal and completion drilling in the Appalachian Basin. EQT Production’s properties are located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia. EQT Production encompasses all of the Company’s acreage of proved developed and undeveloped natural gas and oil producing properties. The Company’s proved reserves total over 10 Tcfe, consisting of proved developed producing reserves of approximately 5.8 Tcfe, proved developed non-producing reserves of approximately 0.5 Tcfe and proved undeveloped reserves of approximately 3.7 Tcfe. The Company commenced drilling operations on approximately 160 gross horizontal wells with an aggregate of approximately 868,000 feet of pay in the Marcellus, including Upper Devonian, play. The Company’s wells located in Pennsylvania are primarily in Marcellus formations with depths ranging from 5,000 feet to 8,000 feet. Its wells located in West Virginia are primarily in Marcellus and Huron formations with depths ranging from 2,500 feet to 6,500 feet. Its wells located in Kentucky are primarily in Huron formations with depths ranging from 2,500 feet to 6,000 feet. Its wells located in other areas are in Coalbed Methane (CBM), Utica and Permian formations with depths ranging from 2,000 feet to 13,500 feet. EQT Production owns and leases office space in P! ennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky and Texas.

EQT Midstream Business Segment

EQT Midstream owns or operates approximately 8,250 miles of gathering lines and approximately 180 compressor units with approximately 255,000 horsepower of installed capacity, as well as other general property and equipment. The Company’s EQT Midstream assets are located in the Marcellus and Utica Shales in southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. EQT Midstream’s transmission and storage system includes approximately 900 miles of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulated interstate pipeline that connects to over seven interstate pipelines and multiple distribution companies. EQT Midstream’s transmission and storage system is supported by approximately 20 natural gas storage reservoirs with approximately 660 million cubic feet (MMcf) per day of peak delivery capability and approximately 50 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of working gas capacity. EQT Midstream owns and leases office space in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia and Kentucky. EQT Midstream’s gathering system volumes are transported to over four interstate pipelines: Columbia Gas Transmission, East Tennessee Natural Gas Company, Dominion Transmission and Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of EQT Co. (NYSE:EQT) traded down 5.3% during mid-day trading on Thursday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The company traded as low as $17.92 and last traded at $18.20. 6,704,326 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 38% from the average session volume of 4,871,953 shares. The stock had previously closed at $19.21.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In 2021: CrossAmerica Partners LP(CAPL)

CrossAmerica is a Delaware limited partnership primarily engaged in the wholesale distribution of motor fuel and the ownership and leasing of real estate used in the retail distribution of motor fuel. We also generate revenues from the operation of convenience stores. On October 1, 2014, CST completed the GP Purchase and IDR Purchase for $17 million in cash and approximately 2 million shares of CST common stock for aggregate consideration of approximately $90 million. The General Partner manages the operations and activities of CrossAmerica. The General Partner is managed and operated by the Board and executive officers of the General Partner. As a result of the acquisition of the General Partner, CST controls the General Partner and has the right to appoint all members of the Board. Therefore, CST controls the operations and activities of CrossAmerica even though CST does not own a majority of CrossAmerica’s outstanding limited partner units.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    B. Riley set a $25.00 target price on Crossamerica Partners (NYSE:CAPL) in a research note published on Wednesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the oil and gas company’s stock.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In 2021: Williams Partners L.P.(WPZ)

Williams Partners L.P. focuses on natural gas transportation, gathering, treating and processing, storage, natural gas liquid fractionation, and oil transportation activities in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Gas Pipeline, and Midstream Gas and Liquids. The Gas Pipeline segment owns and operates approximately 13,900 miles of pipelines with annual throughput of approximately 2,700 trillion British thermal units of natural gas and delivery capacity of approximately 13 million dekatherms of gas. This segment also owns interests in joint venture interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline systems. The Midstream Gas and Liquids segment includes natural gas gathering, processing, and treating facilities; and crude oil gathering and transportation facilities that serve the producing basins in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, the Gulf of Mexico, and Pennsylvania. Williams Partners GP LLC serves as the general partner of the company. Williams Partners L.P . was founded in 2005 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Matthew DiLallo]

    Matt DiLallo (Williams Companies): This natural gas pipeline giant has had a slow start in 2018. Through the first half of the year, cash flow at the company’s MLP Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) has only increased by about 2%, due mainly to recent asset sales. However, with a major expansion project coming on line, cash flow growth should accelerate in the second half of the year. That project and others in the pipeline have the company on track to grow cash flow 9% in 2018 and another 13% next year.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Overall, earnings at both Williams and its MLP Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) were down slightly versus the year-ago period due to asset sales, while cash flow modestly increased thanks to lower interest expenses.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In 2021: Concho Resources Inc.(CXO)

Concho Resources Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, development, exploration, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the Unites States. The company’s principal operating areas are located in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and West Texas. As of December 31, 2015, its total estimated proved reserves were 623.5 million barrel of oil equivalent. Concho Resources Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Midland, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) also was reiterated as Buy, with a $155 price objective. That is based on a finite timeline to delivery that is supported by its core NAV. Shares of Concho Resources were trading up 1.5% at $107.60 on Monday afternoon.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO), likewise, is planning to invest less money into the Permian in 2019. The driller, which also went on a spending spree last year, including buying rival RSP Permian for $9.5 billion, is reducing its 2019 spending plan to $2.9 billion. That’s 17% lower than its initial forecast. By moderating its activity, Concho Resources can generate more free cash flow, which will help support its recently initiated dividend.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Concho Resources Inc (NYSE:CXO) announced a special dividend on Wednesday, February 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 1st will be given a dividend of 0.125 per share by the oil and natural gas company on Friday, March 29th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 28th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. cut its stake in shares of Concho Resources Inc (NYSE:CXO) by 70.8% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 902 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock after selling 2,185 shares during the quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Concho Resources were worth $93,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.