I believe the European financial market contains too much risk, and one should rather invest in the American financial system because it has a lot more upward potential. I wrote that in one of my latest articles. However, there is one exception to my statement: UBS Group (NYSE:UBS). The Swiss banking group is especially strong in investment banking and asset management and will probably outperform the sector this year.
Why UBS is the exception
There are numerous reasons as to why I believe UBS Group has more potential than the rest of the European banking sector. Firstly, UBS has some making up to do in stock price. The European financial sector declined -3.7% over the last 12 months, while UBS Group declined even further to -13.36%. The main reason behind this steeper-than-average drop is the company missing its earnings in the first quarter of 2016. Ever since, their stock price has not recovered as fast as the rest of the market. This has led us to believe that UBS is slightly undervalued in comparison with the sector.
Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Sunoco LP(SUN)
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Sunoco (NYSE: SUN) and Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.
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That’s the case for Sunoco (NYSE: SUN). After posting a net loss of $0.09 per share in 2017, the gas station owner is expected to swing to a hefty profit of $2.35 per share in 2018. But of the 14 analysts who follow the company, earnings estimates range as low as $1.22 and as high as $3.35 — so there is a high degree of uncertainty.
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- [By Keith Speights]
Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU), and Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) actually have relatively low valuations. Here’s why these are three bargain stocks you can buy right now.
Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Omeros Corporation(OMER)
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
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Three Stocks to Watch Today: BKNG, SHLD, F
A weak guidance report has shares of Booking Holdings Inc.(Nasdaq: BKNG) off 6% this morning. Although the travel site operator easily topped Wall Street earnings and revenue expectations, the firm once known as Priceline offered a weak 2018 outlook. That sent investors heading for the exits.
Sears Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD) stock popped more than 16% on Wednesday afternoon. The news came after the embattled retail company announced plans to partner with Amazon.comto sell tires. The plan is part of the company’s broader turnaround strategy to make the retail firm profitable again. Ford Motor Co.(NYSE: F) made a stunning announcement on Wednesday. The company said that it will halt production of its F-Series pickup truck. But the move will only be temporary. A fire at a Michigan plant temporarily caused the automotive giant to run out of parts for the top-selling U.S. vehicle. The shutdown could last several weeks, although the company said it has enough parts inventory to last about 12 weeks. Look for additional earnings reports from Nvidia Corp.(Nasdaq: NVDA
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BidaskClub upgraded shares of Omeros (NASDAQ:OMER) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Wednesday morning.
Several other research firms also recently issued reports on OMER. HC Wainwright set a $30.00 price objective on shares of Omeros and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Maxim Group set a $24.00 price objective on shares of Omeros and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Monday, January 22nd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Omeros from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Wedbush downgraded shares of Omeros from an outperform rating to a neutral rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $47.00 to $19.00 in a report on Friday, March 23rd. Finally, WBB Securities restated a buy rating and set a $75.00 price objective on shares of Omeros in a report on Monday, March 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $25.88.
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Wall Street had a good day on Wednesday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other widely followed stock market indexes generally closed modestly higher. Good news from the long-struggling big-box retail sector helped make investors more enthusiastic about the U.S. economy’s prospects, distracting from worries about macroeconomic and geopolitical tensions. Yet some stocks had challenges they couldn’t overcome, and Omeros (NASDAQ:OMER), Party City Holdco (NYSE:PRTY), and Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.
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The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
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ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
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Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
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Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019: 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.
Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019: DNB Financial Corp(DNBF)
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Media headlines about DNB Financial (NASDAQ:DNBF) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DNB Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.919917781005 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.