Hot Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now

Small cap China mobile Internet stock Cheetah Mobile Inc (NYSE: CMCM) reported Q3 2017 earnings before the market opened Tuesday. Total revenues increased by 14.8% year over year and 0.9% quarter over quarter to RMB1,201.6 million (US$177.2 million) in the second quarter of 2017. Revenues from utility products and related services (which includes mobile utility applications, internet browsers and PC security software) decreased by 13.3% year over year while remaining relatively stable quarter over quarter at RMB820.3 million (US$121.0 million) in the second quarter.  The year-over-year decrease was primarily due to a decrease in PC revenues as internet traffic in China continuously migrates from PC to mobile devices while revenues from the Company’s mobile utility products remained stable year over year. Revenues from the mobile entertainment business (which includes Live.me, News Republic and mobile games) increased by 270.5% year over year and 2.1% quarter over quarter to RMB371.0 million (US$54.7 million). The year-over-year increase was primarily driven by a rapid growth in Live.me’s broadcasting revenue and the Company’s enriched mobile game portfolio as a result of its continuous new mobile game introductions earlier this year while the quarter-over-quarter increase was primarily driven by the growth in the mobile game business. Net income attributable to Cheetah Mobile shareholders increased to RMB70.2 million (US$10.4 million) from a net loss attributable to Cheetah Mobile shareholders of RMB150.5 million.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now: H&R Block, Inc.(HRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is set to release its most recent quarterly results on Tuesday. The consensus forecast calls for a net loss of $1.29 per share and $458.75 million in revenue. Shares closed on Friday at $24.69. The consensus price target is $28.33, and the 52-week range is $20.50 to $31.80.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB)) which traded down about 3.3% at $24.26. The stock’s 52-week range is $22.45 to $29.81. Volume was about 3.4 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.4 million.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    H & R Block (NYSE:HRB) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “H&R Block is well poised to gain from opportunities offered by growing tax industry in both assisted and DIY channels. It is currently investing heavily in price, technology and operational excellency aiming to achieve overall objectives of clients, revenue, and earnings growth over the long term. The company has a healthy balance sheet with robust cash generation capacity. A strong cash position allows H&R Block to pursue opportunities that exhibit true potential and positions it for sustainable clients, revenue and earnings growth. On the flip side, H&R Block is likely to witness escalation in costs due to investments. Moreover, as impacts of seasonality, revenues stay significantly down and the company incurs loss in first three quarters of fiscal year. The stock has underperformed the industry over the past year.”

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) traded down about 21% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $23.33 after closing Tuesday at $0.50. The stock’s 52-week high is $31.80. Volume totaled over 27 million, more than 10 times the daily average of around  2.5 million. The company reported quarterly results last night, but the outlook was poor.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.(AEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) reported its most recent quarterly results before the markets opened on Wednesday, the company said that it had $0.34 in earnings per share (EPS) and $965 million in revenue. That compares with consensus estimates of $0.31 in EPS and $938.23 million in revenue for the fiscal second quarter, as well as the $0.19 per share and $844.56 million posted in the same period of last year.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Over time, several of these secondary brands have become core growth drivers for their parent companies, offsetting the weaker results of the rest of the business. Let’s look at three rising stars that fit that description — American Eagles’ (NYSE:AEO) Aerie, Abercrombie & Fitch’s (NYSE:ANF) Hollister, and Gap’s (NYSE:GPS) Athleta.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    For comparison, L Brands’ rival American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) spent just 41% of its earnings and 39% of its FCF on its dividends over the past 12 months. However, AEO pays a lower forward yield of 1.9%, and is expected to post double-digit earnings growth this year.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $5.56 billion.
    Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $466.25 million.
    Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $6.20 billion.
    Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.46 per share on revenue of $8.13 billion.
    Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE: BURL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $1.49 billion.
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $726.56 million.
    American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $806.17 million.
    Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $276.27 bmillion.
    Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $682.68 million.
    Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE: SFL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $92.08 million.
    Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PERY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $232.30 million.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $140.83 million.
    Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $90.20 million.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $160.50 million.
    Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE: CBK) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $89.35 million.
  • [By Chris Lange]

    When American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) released its fiscal first-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Thursday, The retailer said that it had $0.23 in earnings per share (EPS) on $823 million in revenue. That compares with consensus estimates of $0.22 in EPS and revenue of $805.17 million. The same period of last year reportedly had EPS of $0.16 and $761.84 million in revenue.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now: U.S. Bancorp(USB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Deutsche Bank also favors this top super-regional bank for the rest of 2018. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States and fourth largest by number of branches. Founded in 1929 and headquartered in Minneapolis, USBancorp offers a comprehensive line of banking, investment, brokerage, trust and mortgage services to consumers, businesses and institutions.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Indiana Trust & Investment Management CO acquired a new stake in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 14,613 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $731,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Avalon Advisors LLC trimmed its holdings in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by 0.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 207,546 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,656 shares during the period. Avalon Advisors LLC’s holdings in U.S. Bancorp were worth $10,481,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group upped their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for U.S. Bancorp in a report issued on Monday, July 9th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst K. Usdin now forecasts that the financial services provider will earn $1.02 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $1.00. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for U.S. Bancorp’s Q3 2018 earnings at $1.05 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $1.03 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $4.06 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $4.35 EPS.

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