1. Facebook’s Wall Street test: Facebook will face the investors for the first time since the Cambridge Analytica scandal erupted.
The social media firm will report its first-quarter earnings after the closing bell. CEO Mark Zuckerberg will then answer analysts’ questions on a conference call.
Analysts are concerned about how much an ongoing backlash among users, advertisers and politicians on both sides of the Atlantic could slow down a company once viewed as unstoppable.
The consensus estimate among analysts is for Facebook’s (FB) sales for the first three months of 2018 to hit $11.4 billion, up more than 40% from the same period a year earlier.
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2. Credit Suisse soars: Shares in Credit Suisse (CSGKF) jumped over 4% after the Swiss bank reported stronger than expected first quarter earnings.
The bank has been trying to overhaul itself after suffering three consecutive years of annual losses and paying huge fines for its involvement in packaging and selling toxic mortgages before the global financial crisis.
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Oil prices haven’t gotten off to the fast start many expected, falling around 6% on average during the first quarter of the year. That slump came despite OPEC’s best efforts since producing nations have achieved fairly good compliance on their planned output cuts. That said, despite the lackluster oil market, we still see some interestingopportunities in the oil market. Three stocks we really like right now are DistributionNOW(NYSE:DNOW),Phillips 66(NYSE:PSX), andConocoPhillips(NYSE:COP), which all should do well in the current oil market.
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Aaon Inc. (AAON) is an Oklahoma-based, family-owned and operated firm, with 23.54% insider ownership. It is an excellent business to own for the long term.
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AAON (NASDAQ:AAON) – Equities researchers at DA Davidson cut their Q1 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of AAON in a report issued on Wednesday, April 11th. DA Davidson analyst B. Thielman now expects that the construction company will earn $0.24 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.25.
Hot Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation(APC)
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These are the top 5 holdings of Community Bank of RaymoreHospitality Properties Trust (HPT) – 1,255,573 shares, 13.81% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.01%Realty Income Corp (O) – 398,012 shares, 8.94% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.17%NRG Energy Inc (NRG) – 623,760 shares, 8.27% of the total portfolio. CSX Corp (CSX) – 329,953 shares, 7.98% of the total portfolio. US Bancor
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These are the top 5 holdings of Packer & Co LtdBall Corp (BLL) – 625,005 shares, 7.52% of the total portfolio. Hess Corp (HES) – 2,039,400 shares, 6.78% of the total portfolio. Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC) – 1,432,600 shares, 6.35% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 14.37%Citigroup Inc (C) – 604,500 shares, 6.34% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 11.04%General Electric Co (GE) – 1,118,800 shares, 5.98% o
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Sanchez Energy’s stock has continued to run higher in 2017 and is up nearly 50% since the start of the year. Fueling that surge is the announcement that the company found an exceptional place to put its liquidity to work. In mid-January, the company unveiled a strategic partnership with a private equity giant, Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX), to acquire Anadarko Petroleum’s (NYSE:APC) Eagle Ford shale assets for $2.3 billion. Under the terms of the deal, Sanchez and Blackstone entered a 50-50 partnership to own the Anadarko assets, which consist of 155,000 net acres that currently produce 67,000 BOE/D and hold more than 4,000 drilling locations that are economic at current prices. Sanchez will finance its share of the deal with cash on hand, a new bank lending arrangement, and a preferred equity issuance to Blackstone’s credit arm.
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That said, while ConocoPhillips has certainly drilled its share of dry holes, it has also had some notable successes. It made two discoveries offshore Senegal, which it subsequently sold for $440 million last fall. In addition to that, the company is a partner in the Shenandoah discovery by Anadarko (NYSE:APC). According to Anadarko, this could be one of its largest discoveries in the Gulf. While Anadarko has already started initial work on a development design, it appears likely that ConocoPhillips will eventually sell its Gulf assets, including this discovery.
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Lang looked at a daily chart of Anadarko (APC) and Conoco Phillips (COP) , noting that Anadarko has been making higher highs and lows on strong volume, with a bullish MACD momentum indicator. Conoco has made a “W” shaped bottom with a bullish Chaikin money flow, signaling institutional buying. Lang and Cramer were fans of both names.
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Honorable Mention: Buy-rated Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) with an $80 price target.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a top pick in the financial sector as the analysts expect a net interest growth of 9.2 percent for the full year 2017 and 6.9 percent next year. Both of these estimates are among the highest within the research firm’s coverage universe.