Currencies, commodities, different stock sectors, and bonds… For the last few days, they've been all over the place. Investors and traders are digesting the news. They're trying to figure out what "President Trump" means for the world. They're trying to figure out where their money is safest… and where they'll make the biggest profits. Today, we'll look at a few areas of the market that are likely to do well under Trump…
I'll start with infrastructure. Trump plans to spend big to improve things like roads and bridges in the U.S. He has experience with construction. And he'll likely follow through on his promises here. That bodes well for companies that produce building materials like stone, gravel, steel, and copper. Just look at the price action of companies like Martin Marietta Materials (MLM), Vulcan Materials (VMC), U.S. Steel (X), and Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) since the election. They've all shot higher.
Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Kohl’s Corporation(KSS)
- [By Chris Lange]
On Thursday, look for Kohls Corp. (NYSE: KSS) to report its fiscal fourth-quarter results. The analysts consensus estimates are EPS of $1.75 and revenue of $6.74 billion. Shares were changing hands at $66.47 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $65.35, and the stock has a 52-week range of $35.16 to $69.14.
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Billionaire hedge funder Dan Loeb is seeing more opportunities to bet against the market this year: Link
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The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index for May is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
The Baker Hughes North American rig count report for the latest week will be released at 1:00 p.m. ET.
JPMorgan upgraded Verizon (NYSE: VZ) from Neutral to Overweight
Stifel upgraded Kimbell Royalty Partners (NYSE: KRP) from Hold to Buy
Credit Suisse downgraded Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) from Outperform to Neutral
BTIG downgraded Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) from Buy to Neutral
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Macy’s (M) was downgraded by Morgan Stanley, which is hurting shares of Kohl’s (KSS) , according to TheStreet’s founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer.
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Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lawson Products Inc.(LAWS)
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) is scheduled to announce its earnings results on Thursday, April 19th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.16 per share for the quarter.
Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SNDX)
- [By Logan Wallace]
Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. BVF Inc. IL acquired a new position in shares of Syndax Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter worth about $28,326,000. Millennium Management LLC grew its position in shares of Syndax Pharmaceuticals by 18.9% during the 4th quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 516,500 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,525,000 after buying an additional 82,256 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of Syndax Pharmaceuticals by 17.4% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 153,483 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,344,000 after buying an additional 22,803 shares during the period. Crestline Management LP grew its position in shares of Syndax Pharmaceuticals by 55.3% during the 4th quarter. Crestline Management LP now owns 83,139 shares of the company’s stock worth $728,000 after buying an additional 29,607 shares during the period. Finally, State Street Corp grew its position in shares of Syndax Pharmaceuticals by 32.8% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 81,327 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,137,000 after buying an additional 20,106 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 69.55% of the company’s stock.
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About Syndax Pharmaceuticals
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Syndax (SNDX) is developing entinostat, a Class I HDAC inhibitor, for the treatment of solid tumors. Shares popped recently following the release of Syndax’s first quarter earnings results, but a bigger catalyst on the horizon is the upcoming ASCO oncology conference in June. Syndax is due to present updated data from the ENCORE-601 Phase 2 trial in melanoma and lung cancer.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNDX) was down, falling around 21 percent to $8.76 after the company issued updated results from Phase 2 ENCORE trial of entinostat in combo with KEYTRUDA.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNDX) was down, falling around 22 percent to $8.634 after the company issued updated results from Phase 2 ENCORE trial of entinostat in combo with KEYTRUDA.
Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Intec Pharma Ltd.(NTEC)
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Intec Pharma (NASDAQ:NTEC) has been assigned a $15.00 target price by Oppenheimer in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the biotechnology company’s stock. Oppenheimer’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 185.71% from the company’s current price.
Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SuperValu Inc.(SVU)
- [By Jeremy Bowman]
Shares ofSUPERVALU Inc.(NYSE:SVU) were moving higher last month after the supermarket operator and supplier yielded to activist pressure and agreed to sell and lease back eight distribution centers in order to lower costs and improve its cash position. The stock surged on the news and finished the month up 15%, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.
- [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
- [By Stephan Byrd]
SuperValu (NYSE:SVU) – Northcoast Research issued their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for SuperValu in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 9th. Northcoast Research analyst C. Cerankosky expects that the company will earn $0.65 per share for the quarter. Northcoast Research also issued estimates for SuperValu’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.55 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.30 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.54 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.04 EPS.
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares jumped 56.69 percent to close at $1.27 on Wednesday on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 26.84 percent to close at $37.10. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) climbed 25.56 percent to close at $10.61.
Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) gained 24.7 percent to close at $9.75 following strong Q1 results.
Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) shares climbed 19.24 percent to close at $4.71.
China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 18.73 percent to close at $18.64.
Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 18.28 percent to close at $5.89. Genprex expanded its operations to Cambridge, Mass.
Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) rose 13.92 percent to close at $2.70 following Q1 results.
Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY) shares surged 13.57 percent to close at $23.85 after reporting Q1 results.
Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) shares rose 12.5 percent to close at $4.14 on Wednesday.
USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) jumped 11.24 percent to close at $106.85 following Q1 results.
SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) rose 11.16 percent to close at $16.24 after the company reported Q4 results and agreed to sell and leaseback eight distribution centers for an aggregate purchase price of $483 million.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares gained 10.74 percent to close at $15.36 following Q3 results.
Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) rose 9.15 percent to close at $46.28 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares climbed 8.49 percent to close at $64.18 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) gained 8.2 percent to close at $107.94 af
Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: 2U, Inc.(TWOU)
- [By Brian Withers]
2U Inc.’s (NASDAQ:TWOU) stock has had an amazing run since the company went public, up over 500% since the March 2014 IPO. The online education company posted stellar 2017 results and has continued robust revenue growth in Q1 2018 with 42% year-over-year growth. But the company still hasn’t posted a profit, with a net loss of $29.4 million in 2017, compared to a loss of $20.7 million in 2016. First-quarter results posted in early May showed a quarterly net loss of $14.9 million, and is the company projecting a full year net loss between $46.6 million and $44.7 million.
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Investing in emerging growth stocks for the long haul can be a great way to produce market-beating returns, but with thousands of stocks to choose from, it can be tough figuring out which are worth owning. To help, I went searching for growth stocks that can be added to portfolios and pickedAtlassian Corp. (NASDAQ:TEAM), Mimecast (NASDAQ:MIME), and 2U Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) as my favorite stocks to buy in May. Read on to learn if these stocks are right for your portfolio, too.
- [By Steve Symington]
2U Inc.(NASDAQ:TWOU)announced first-quarter 2018 results on Thursday after the market closed, highlighting not only the strength of its core Graduate Program business, but also the growing influence of its short-course offerings following its acquisition of GetSmarter last year. Shares were up more than 6% on Friday as of this writing, so let’s settle in to learn more about what drove the online education-platform company this quarter, as well as what investors should be watching in the year ahead.