Best Performing Stocks For 2018

Urban Outfitters (URBN) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after Standard & Poor’s said late Friday that it would be getting bumped out of the S&P 500 in to the mid-cap S&P 400 on March 20.

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Urban Outfittersdropped 3.8% to $24.21, while the S&P 500 finished little changed at 2,373.47.

MKM’s Roxanne Meyersees downside risk to same-store sales at Urban Outfitters’ Anthropologie stores:

Anthropologie: uptick in clearance depth vs. LY; we see comp (and margin) risk vs. positioning Anthro as potentially performing in line with the -2.9% comp achieved in 4Q. In-store apparel inventory continues to be notably lean, with just two item promotions in the front of the store. Incremental new arrivals this week do not look improved vs. prior weeks, and in our view it could take months before we begin to see even modest improvement. While management believes that Anthropologie could comp in line with 4Q levels in 1Q, we see downside risk. Over the weekend, clearance was an additional 30% off (on top of 50-60% off hard marks), vs. a total average discount of 45% off LY. Online, there were 778 SKUS on sale; of those, 309 were apparel (surprised it wasn’t higher), with 244 SKUs in the home category, followed by 177 in shoes/accessories and 18 in beauty. Within apparel, the largest categories marked down were dresses (51), intimates (54) and tops (88), though with this diversity, appears to us that merchandise issues span across categories.

Best Performing Stocks For 2018: City Holding Company(CHCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    City Holding Company (NASDAQ: CHCO) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $42.04 million.

    Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE: CMP) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $1.33 per share on revenue of $347.03 million.

Best Performing Stocks For 2018: CVR Partners LP(UAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Robert Rapier]

    Enter CVR Partners LP (NYSE: UAN), the only company in the US to produce fertilizer from petroleum coke (petcoke). Petcoke is a byproduct of petroleum refining, and prices are usually set off coal prices, since these two products compete in the same niche. Thus the same dynamics that currently threaten the distributions of Rentech Nitrogen Partners and Terra Nitrogen Company play in CVR Partners’ favor.

  • [By Cameron Swinehart]

    Going forward I will be looking to add investments on my watchlist and trim other positions. It will be interesting to see how an overweight commodity portfolio will perform relative to the rest of the market.

     Cost Basis# SharesCurrent Price% of PortfolioCurrent ValueReturnMetal/Miners      Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHYS)$12.4985$11.043.75%$938.40-13.13%Sprott Physical Silver Trust (PSLV)$7.95125$8.744.37%$1,092.509.04%FreePort-McMoran (FCX)$31.6731$33.874.20%$1,049.976.50%Ishares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (RING)$13.0695$10.644.04%$1,010.80-22.74%Energy      Statoil ASA(STO)$21.7940$22.683.63%$907.203.92%Vanguard Natural Resources LLC (VNR)$27.5636$27.874.01%$1,003.321.11%ConocoPhillips (COP)$63.6822.43$71.006.37%$1,592.5310.31%Agriculture      CVR Partner LP (UAN)$26.3630.9$18.932.34%$584.94-39.25%Adecoagro$6.78125$7.443.72%$930.008.87%Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM)$34.8030$37.244.47%$1,117.206.55%Mixed Commodity      Powershares DB Commodity Index (DBC)$26.3540$25.954.15%$1,038.00-1.54%Sprott Resource Corp$3.34400$2.714.34%$1,084.00-23.25%    Total % of portfolio49.40%               Cost Basis12,666.00      Current Value12,348.86      Return-2.50%  Source: Investing For The Future Surge In Commodity Prices

    Disclosure: I am long ADM, FCX, UAN, AGRO, RING, VNR, SCPZF.PK, COP, DBC, PHYS, PSLV. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article. (More…)

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, basic materials shares declined by 1.82 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included CVR Partners LP (NYSE: UAN), down 10 percent, and Resolute Forest Products Inc (NYSE: RFP), down 9 percent.

Best Performing Stocks For 2018: Keysight Technologies Inc.(KEYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barings LLC raised its position in Keysight (NYSE:KEYS) by 3.2% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 73,271 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 2,300 shares during the quarter. Barings LLC’s holdings in Keysight were worth $3,839,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Barings LLC raised its position in Keysight (NYSE:KEYS) by 3.2% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 73,271 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 2,300 shares during the quarter. Barings LLC’s holdings in Keysight were worth $3,839,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Performing Stocks For 2018: World Fuel Services Corporation(INT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) shares dropped 19 percent to $22.62 following Q1 results.

    Shares of Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) were down 20 percent to $339.00. Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) shares dropped 21 percent to $22.05 following Q1 results.

    Shares of Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) were down 17 percent to $352.05. Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.

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