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For the second time in less than a year, Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) has given the green light to a new natural gas pipeline project, this time making a final investment decision on the Permian Highway Pipeline. In doing so, the company is adding a bit more clarity to its growth prospects, which dimmed earlier this year after it sold the Trans Mountain Pipeline and its controversial expansion project to the Government of Canada. While the company hasn’t yet replaced what it lost by jettisoning that project, it’s working fast to lessen the blow.

Details on the latest project

Kinder Morgan initially unveiled the Permian Highway Pipeline project in late June, announcing that it signed a letter of intent with private equity-backed EagleClaw Midstream and Apache (NYSE:APA) to develop another new gas pipeline out of the Permian Basin. That project got a big boost of confidence last month when ExxonMobil’s XTO Energy subsidiary signed on to be an anchor shipper. The partners would go on to secure additional shippers for nearly all the pipeline’s remaining capacity, which allowed them to officially sanction the project this week.

Best Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Luby's, Inc.(LUB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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    Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) shares dipped 69 percent to $11.48 after a disappointing update relating to the company's treatment for AL amyloidosis. Prothena, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that focuses on therapies in the neuroscience and orphan categories, said a Phase 2b study of its therapy called NEOD001 failed to achieve its primary or secondary endpoints. Prothena's Phase 2b study explored its NEOD001 therapy versus a placebo in previously-treated patients with AL amyloidosis and persistent cardiac dysfunction.
    Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) fell 44.3 percent to $4.06. Gridsum reported suspension of audit report on financial statements.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares declined 34.1 percent to $4.16 as the company issued weak revenue forecast for the first quarter.
    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) dropped 32.3 percent to $13.35 after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 31.2 percent to $13.44. Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron.
    Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: VLRS) dropped 18 percent to $5.76. Controladora Vuela recently reported first-quarter results that showed a loss for the quarter. Imperial Capital downgraded Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion from Outperform to In-Line.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) fell 18.2 percent to $2.8797 after declining 19.35 percent on Friday.
    Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) fell 12.3 percent to $52.63.
    Luby's, Inc. (NYSE: LUB) shares declined 10.3 percent to $2.448 following Q2 results.
    Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET) shares tumbled 10 percent to $2.26.
    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) dipped 9.7 percent

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Headlines about Luby’s (NYSE:LUB) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Luby’s earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 47.2262144037183 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Main Street Capital (NYSE: MAIN) and Luby’s (NYSE:LUB) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and risk.

Best Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Apollo Global Management, LLC(APO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. lessened its holdings in shares of Apollo Global Management LLC Class A (NYSE:APO) by 56.9% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 5,698 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 7,526 shares during the period. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc.’s holdings in Apollo Global Management LLC Class A were worth $182,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. reduced its stake in Apollo Global Management LLC Class A (NYSE:APO) by 88.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 29,099 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 232,577 shares during the period. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V.’s holdings in Apollo Global Management LLC Class A were worth $927,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Apollo Global Management LLC Class A (NYSE:APO) Director Pauline Richards acquired 1,100 shares of Apollo Global Management LLC Class A stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 8th. The shares were bought at an average price of $35.78 per share, with a total value of $39,358.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group dropped their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Apollo Global Management in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, May 7th. Jefferies Group analyst G. O’hara now forecasts that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.69 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.70. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Apollo Global Management’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.75 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.80 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Morgan Stanley set a $42.00 target price on Apollo Global Management LLC Class A (NYSE:APO) in a report published on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

Best Stocks To Invest In Right Now: KeyCorp(KEY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty-five research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and sixteen have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $22.53.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Selfkey (CURRENCY:KEY) traded 1.8% lower against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 18:00 PM Eastern on October 3rd. Selfkey has a total market capitalization of $14.45 million and approximately $851,149.00 worth of Selfkey was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Selfkey token can now be bought for $0.0059 or 0.00000092 BTC on major exchanges including ABCC, Kucoin, IDEX and Gatecoin. Over the last seven days, Selfkey has traded 3.1% higher against the dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Selfkey (CURRENCY:KEY) traded 8.8% higher against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 23:00 PM ET on February 8th. Over the last seven days, Selfkey has traded up 3.1% against the US dollar. One Selfkey token can now be purchased for $0.0028 or 0.00000077 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including OKEx, Kucoin, ABCC and IDEX. Selfkey has a market cap of $7.21 million and $415,592.00 worth of Selfkey was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY), the parent company of KeyBank, announced that it will hike its dividend by a whopping 42%. The announcement – a hike from $0.12 to $0.17 – is further proof that U.S. banks are much healthier. KEY also just hit the “Buy Zone” on the Money Morning Stock VQScore™ system.

Best Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Intuit Inc.(INTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Motley Fool Asset Management LLC raised its position in Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) by 12.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 2,705 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 305 shares during the quarter. Motley Fool Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Intuit were worth $553,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    Global Accounting Software Market 2018 – Intuit, Sage, SAP, Oracle (NetSuite), Microsoft, Infor, Epicor (digitaljournal.com) Is a Beat in the Cards for Intuit (INTU) in Q3 Earnings? (finance.yahoo.com) PayPal Breaks Out From Resistance After iZettle Deal (finance.yahoo.com) Intuit (INTU) Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com) Intuit Announces ‘Connect to PayPal’ Integration (cpapracticeadvisor.com)

    Shares of Intuit traded up $0.76, reaching $190.54, during midday trading on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The company had a trading volume of 1,305,401 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,413,892. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 0.63 and a quick ratio of 0.63. Intuit has a 1-year low of $124.70 and a 1-year high of $196.28. The firm has a market cap of $48.77 billion, a P/E ratio of 50.54, a P/E/G ratio of 2.64 and a beta of 1.13.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    As earnings season continues, three interesting companies for tech investors to watch in the second half of August are financial software company Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU); enterprise software specialist VMware (NYSE:VMW); and Salesforce (NYSE:CRM), which provides platforms for customer relationship management.

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