Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021

Shares of Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW) jumped on Wednesday despite a first-quarter report that missed analyst expectations across the board. News that Lowe’s had poached J.C. Penney CEO Marvin Ellison for the top job at the company could be contributing to the gains. Another factor could be news that Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square had acquired a $1 billion stake in the retailer. Shares of Lowe’s were up about 9.6% at 12:20 p.m. EDT.

So what

Lowe’s reported first-quarter revenue of $17.4 billion, up 3% year over year but about $290 million below the average analyst estimate. Comparable sales increased by just 0.5%, impacted by weak sales in outdoor categories caused by unfavorable weather. The company said that sales in May have been strong.

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Earnings per share came (EPS) in at $1.19, up from $0.70 in the prior-year period but $0.08 lower than analysts were expecting. EPS rose 15.5% from the adjusted EPS Lowe’s reported during the first quarter of 2017. Operating income declined slightly thanks to higher operating costs, but a lower share count helped push up per-share earnings.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: Knight Transportation, Inc.(KNX)

Knight Transportation, Inc., incorporated on August 31, 1989, is a provider of multiple truckload transportation and logistics services, which involve the movement of trailer or container loads of freight from origin to destination for a single customer. The Company operates through two segments: Trucking and Logistics. The Company provides a range of truckload and logistics services through its nationwide network of service centers, truckload tractor fleets and its contractual access to third-party capacity providers. The Company operates primarily in the United States with minor operations in Canada and Mexico.

Trucking

The Company’s Trucking segment consists of approximately three operating units: dry van truckload (Dry Van); temperature-controlled truckload (Refrigerated) and drayage services (Drayage). The Trucking segment provides truckload transportation, including services of various products, goods and materials. The Company operates a tractor fleet and uses independent contractors to provide various asset-based solutions, including multiple stop pick-ups and deliveries; equipment and personnel; expedited pick-ups and deliveries, driver training, and other truckload services. The Trucking segment operates an average of approximately 4,360 tractors. It has under contract approximately 400 tractors owned and operated by independent contractors. The Company operates an average of approximately 11,790 trailers.

Logistics

The Company’s Logistics segment consists of approximately two operating units: freight brokerage services (Brokerage) and rail intermodal (Intermodal). The Company provides logistics, freight management and other non-trucking services to its customers, through its Logistics segment. The Brokerage and Intermodal operating units of Logistics segment provide a range of shipment solutions, including additional sources of truckload capacity and alternative transportation modes, by utilizing its network of third-party capacity provide! rs and rail providers, as well as certain logistics, freight management, and other non-trucking services. The Logistics segment has transportation services contracts with approximately 23,140 carriers.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Knight-Swift Transportation (NYSE:KNX) was upgraded by ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    A number of analysts recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine cut Knight-Swift Transportation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised Knight-Swift Transportation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 17th. Stifel Nicolaus dropped their price objective on Knight-Swift Transportation from $48.00 to $46.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 26th. UBS Group dropped their price objective on Knight-Swift Transportation from $57.00 to $42.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 26th. Finally, Barclays raised Knight-Swift Transportation from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $55.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, July 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company. Knight-Swift Transportation currently has an average ra

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: MCBC Holdings, Inc.(MCFT)

MCBC Holdings, Inc. (MCBC) is a holding company. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing of sport boats. The Company also designs and manufactures inboard tournament ski boats and V-drive runabouts. The Company has dealers in over 40 countries around the world. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiaries include MasterCraft Boat Company, LLC, MCBC Hydra Boats, LLC, MasterCraft Services, Inc., MasterCraft Parts Limited and MasterCraft International Sales Administration, Inc.

The Company’s MasterCraft product brand consists of recreational boats, which are used for water skiing, wakeboarding and wake surfing, and general recreational boating. In addition, the Company offers various accessories, including trailers and aftermarket parts. Its MasterCraft brands’ portfolio consists of Star Series, XSeries and NXT boats. Its Star Series product line consists of ProStar and XStar models. The Company distributes the MasterCraft product brand through its dealer network. The Company sells its boats through a network of independent dealers in North America and internationally.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Paloma Partners Management Co trimmed its position in MCBC Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MCFT) by 14.7% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 15,754 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,715 shares during the quarter. Paloma Partners Management Co’s holdings in MCBC were worth $456,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of MCBC Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MCFT) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $28.08.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: Barnes & Noble, Inc.(BKS)

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (Barnes & Noble or the Company), one of the nation’s largest booksellers,1 is a leading content and commerce company providing customers easy and convenient access to trade books and other content across its multi-channel distribution platform. As of April 30, 2016, the Company operates 640 bookstores in 50 states, maintains an eCommerce site, develops digital reading products and operates one of the largest digital bookstores. Barnes & Noble is utilizing the strength of its retail footprint in combination with its online and digital businesses to provide an omni-channel experience for its customers, fulfilling its commitment to offer customers any book, anytime, anywhere and in any format.
Barnes & Noble Retail (B&N Retail) operates 640 retail bookstores, primarily under the Barnes & Noble Booksellers® trade name, and includes the Company’s eCommerce site. B&N Retail also includes Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    The e-commerce revolution has done a number on plenty of retail niches, but few have suffered as thorough a routing as bookstores. Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) is still standing, of course, but what it isn’t doing is growing. On Thursday it produced its fourth-quarter report, which featured virtually flat sales and a guidance cut for full-year earnings. And that was with the bright spot of comps sales growth of 1.1%, the best it has managed in years.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    So far, Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) has survived this big shakeout despite being one of the first companies to have its business disrupted by Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN). That said, the bookseller’s recent results suggest it could be living on borrowed time.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) Q3 2019 Earnings Conference CallMarch 7, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: PFSweb Inc.(PFSW)

PFSweb, Inc. provides business process outsourcing and ecommerce solutions in the United States, Canada, and Europe. It offers digital marketing services comprising search engine optimization, pay-per-click, affiliate marketing, comparison shopping engines, merchandising, Web analytics, customer experience, email marketing, and social media; and ecommerce technology services, including End2End eCommerce solution for the direct-to-consumer (DTC) and business-to-business (B2B) online channels. The company also provides order management services consisting of order management interfaces, collaboration technologies, and information management services; customer care services, including customer relationship management, customer order assistance, quality monitoring, and interactive voice response; and logistics and fulfillment services comprising distribution facilities and infrastructure, facility operations and management, kitting and assembly, and product management and insp ection. In addition, it offers financial management services consisting of billing, credit, collection, and cash application services for B2B clients, as well as fraud review, chargeback management, and processing and settlement credit card services for DTC clients; and professional consulting services in the areas of interactive marketing ecommerce, supply chain management, distribution and fulfillment, technology interfacing, logistics, and customer support. Further, the company provides seller services financial models, including enablement financial, agent or flash financial, and retail financial models. It serves fashion apparel and accessories, fragrance and beauty products, consumer packaged goods, home furnishings and housewares, consumer electronics, office technology and network connectivity products, and aviation spare parts industries. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Allen, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on PFSweb (PFSW)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about PFSweb (NASDAQ:PFSW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PFSweb earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 47.4795226887881 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on PFSweb (PFSW)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc(LL)

Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. (Lumber Liquidators), incorporated in November 12, 2009, is a multi-channel specialty retailer of hardwood flooring, and hardwood flooring enhancements and accessories. The Company offers an assortment of exotic and domestic hardwood species, engineered hardwood, laminate and resilient vinyl flooring direct to the consumer. The Company also features the renewable flooring products, bamboo and cork, and provides a selection of flooring enhancements and accessories, including moldings, noise-reducing underlay, adhesives and flooring tools. The Company also provides in-home delivery and installation services to certain of its customers. The Company’s product categories include Solid and Engineered Hardwood; Laminate; Bamboo, Cork and Vinyl Plank, and Moldings and Accessories. The Company sells its products primarily to homeowners or to contractors on behalf of homeowners. Lumber Liquidators operates over 375 stores located in over 50 states and Canada. In addition to its stores in Ontario, Canada, the Company has over 370 the United States stores in operation.

The Company operates in a holding company structure with Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. serving as its parent company and certain direct and indirect subsidiaries, including Lumber Liquidators, Inc., Lumber Liquidators Services, LLC, Lumber Liquidators Production, LLC, and Lumber Liquidators Canada Inc., conducting its operations. The Company offers wood flooring under over 20 brand names, led by its flagship Bellawood. The Company’s hardwood flooring products are available in various widths and lengths. It offers over 400 different flooring product stock-keeping units. In addition to the store locations, the Company’s products may be ordered, and customer questions/concerns addressed, through both its call center in Toano, Virginia, and its Website, www.lumberliquidators.com. The Company finishes the majority of the Bellawood products on its finishing lines in Toano, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    First, you must understand that Tilson ran a long/short hedge fund, with an emphasis on the short side of the equation. Five and a half years ago, Tilson most famously brought to the public’s attention the fact that Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL) — which he shorted — was selling formaldehyde-drenched, Chinese-made laminate flooring.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc  (NYSE:LL)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 18, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

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