We continue to believe that financial stocks are quite undervalued as well. During the quarter we made a new investment in Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY). Ally was founded nearly a century ago as General Motors Acceptance Corporation. Its purpose then was to provide financing to GM dealers and retail customers. Today, Ally is no longer owned by GM. It serves a wide variety of dealers (including Ford, Chrysler and Toyota), and it is carefully building a consumer franchise. In our view, investors are myopically concerned that the auto business is at a cyclical peak. U.S. auto sales are near record levels, and credit losses are below long-term averages. Some believe Ally’s earnings have nowhere to go but down. We believe cyclical pressures will be more than offset by continued internal improvements, such as funding cost reductions (low-cost online deposits grew 19% in the third quarter of 2016) and improving the capital structure. With Ally’s stock trading at roughly 68% of tangible book value, we believe Ally is a compelling addition to the Oakmark Select Fund. We didn’t eliminate any positions during the quarter and exit 2016 with 20 investments in the portfolio.
From Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio)’s Oakmark Select Fund fourth quarter 2016 commentary.
Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Graham Corporation(GHM)
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Boston Partners cut its position in shares of Graham Co. (NYSE:GHM) by 13.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 113,865 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 18,215 shares during the quarter. Boston Partners owned about 1.17% of Graham worth $2,439,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Enphase Energy, Inc.(ENPH)
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares jumped 26.5 percent to $6.9042. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares climbed 17.4 percent to $3.11. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BDL) shares jumped 17 percent to $27.97 following Q2 results. Flanigan's Enterprises posted Q2 earnings of $0.75 per share on sales of $29.456 million.
Borqs Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRQS) rose 15.8 percent to $8.05 after reporting Q1 results.
Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) jumped 15.3 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 15.1 percent to $6.33.
Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) rose 13.8 percent to $6.27.
Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) gained 12.8 percent to $5.98. H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Enphase Energy with a Buy rating.
PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares surged 12.1 percent to $21.68 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) climbed 11.6 percent to $2.399.
Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: AHPI) surged 11.4 percent to $3.0643.
Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) gained 11.1 percent to $24.40 after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) rose 10.9 percent to $3.16.
Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) gained 10.1 percent to $11.71 after reporting Q1 results.
GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) climbed 7.9 percent to $2.61 following Q2 results.
The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKS) gained 7.6 percent to $2.41 after reporting Q1 results.
Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX) rose 7.3 percent to $0.8798 after the company was granted a patent approval. The clinical-st
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares climbed 31.68 percent to close at $7.19 on Wednesday. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares gained 24.15 percent to close at $3.29. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) shares surged 24 percent to close at $6.82.
Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 20.25 percent to close at $4.87.
HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) shares surged 18.42 percent to close at $22.50
Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 16.15 percent to close at $83.34. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTIE) shares jumped 16.07 percent to close at $10.62.
Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) rose 16.04 percent to close at $14.11.
Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) gained 14.88 percent to close at $6.33.
Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) rose 13.96 percent to close at $5.55.
Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) jumped 13.88 percent to close at $67.27 on Wednesday.
Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) jumped 12.59 percent to close at $11.98 after reporting Q1 results.
Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) rose 12.01 percent to close at $5.13.
Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) gained 11.93 percent to close at $3.19.
Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) climbed 11.66 percent to close at $24.52 on Wednesday after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) rose 10.83 percent to close at $33.17 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter and lifted guidance.
ChemoCentryx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCXI) gained 9.36 percent to close at $12.50. Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on ChemoCentryx with a Buy rating.
Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX)
- [By Money Morning News Team]
Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) $0.28 33.81%
Intelsat Corp. (NYSE: I) $9.11 31.50%
Navios Maritime Midstream Partners LP (NYE: NAP) $4.42 29.18%
Limelight Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW) $4.89 28.61%
Enphase Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: ENPH) $5.05 24.62%
As you can see in the table above, penny stocks have the potential to provide tremendous returns for enterprising investors. However, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also incredibly risky.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Even with volatility returning to the market, some investors have been fortunate to find the companies that have been able to enjoy success early in the year. In particular, Fossil Group (NASDAQ:FOSL), Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ:AAXN), and Enphase Energy (NASDAQ:ENPH) have gained more than 100% so far in 2018, and some investors think they have further to climb.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Enphase Energy (NASDAQ:ENPH) shot up 1.2% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $6.04 and last traded at $5.65. 83,628 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 95% from the average session volume of 1,595,823 shares. The stock had previously closed at $5.72.
Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd(TNP)
- [By Joseph Griffin]
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Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(PCRX)
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCRX) has found itself in the middle of a great opportunity but not being able to make the last mile of the race. Unfortunately, pain management in a non-opioid treatment has become an elusive target. And it’s too bad when you consider how many people have become addicted to opioids in America.
Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ALNY)
- [By Max Byerly]
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.41) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($1.47) by $0.06. The business had revenue of $21.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $35.23 million. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 36.81% and a negative net margin of 565.20%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 15.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted ($1.25) earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will post -6.7 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
- [By Brian Orelli]
The delay in an FDA decision for Tegsedi puts it behind competitor Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY), which expects to hear from the FDA by Aug. 11 for its hATTR drug patisiran. But Sarah Boyce, the president at Akcea Therapeutics, doesn’t think a few months will really matter: “We don’t really feel that’s going to have any impact and the drugs will be close enough together from a launch perspective. So not really [going] to make any adjustments, and we’re very well prepared to be ready to launch following approval.”
- [By Keith Speights]
I wrote three months ago that I viewed Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) stock as a pretty good pick — but with a couple of qualifications. First, I didn’t think that the biotech would generate returns in 2018 nearly as great as it did last year. Second, I thought that there were even better stocks to buy than Alnylam.
- [By Brian Orelli]
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) released first-quarter results last week, but all eyes were looking forward as the company waits for a potential approval of its hereditary TTR amyloidosis (ATTR) drug, patisiran.
Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: L Brands, Inc.(LB)
- [By Asit Sharma]
Stock in specialty retailer L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) slumped 22.5% in March, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence.
L Brands’ woes began on the first day of the month, as shares lost nearly 14% in the first trading session following the company’s February 28 release of fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 earnings. Although fourth-quarter sales rose 7.4%, to $4.8 billion, comparable sales improved by just 2 percentage points. Breaking down comparable sales results, “comps” at Victoria’s Secret retail stores declined 6% during the last six months. Deteriorating traffic into Victoria’s Secret’s largely mall-based stores is a significant point of concern for shareholders — the segment is responsible for nearly 60% of total company revenue.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:
Wall Street expects Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.73 billion before the opening bell. Best Buy shares rose 0.07 percent to $76.00 in after-hours trading.
Analysts expect Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $3.54 billion. Ross Stores shares gained 0.12 percent to $82.71 in after-hours trading.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance. Williams-Sonoma shares climbed 14.88 percent to $56.50 in the after-hours trading session.
Before the markets open, Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.39 per share on revenue of $8.00 billion. Medtronic shares rose 1.08 percent to $86.18 in after-hours trading.
Analysts are expecting McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) to have earned $3.56 per share on revenue of $51.25 billion in the latest quarter. McKesson will release earnings before the markets open. McKesson shares gained 0.27 percent to close at $146.83 on Wednesday.
L Brands Inc (NYSE: LB) reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company issued weak second quarter and FY18 earnings guidance. L Brands shares dropped 4.85 percent to $32.40 in the after-hours trading session.
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- [By Paul Ausick]
L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB) traded down about 10% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $30.70 after closing Wednesday at $34.12. The stock’s 52-week high is $63.10. Volume totaled around 14 million, about three times the daily average of around 4.5 million. The company warned that profits would we lower than expected when it reports quarterly results on May 23.