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Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Apple is definitely getting the last laugh over Tesla.

It was just over two years ago, in the summer of 2016, you may recall, when Apple
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was struggling. Customers had become accustomed to blockbuster new product launches in rapid succession, and the company didn’t seem to be delivering. Its stock was trading for a third less than where it had stood in mid-2015, just a year earlier.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcriber]

    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT)Q3 2018 Applied Materials Inc Earnings CallAug. 16, 2018, 8:30 p.m. EDT

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Crude oil prices continue to remain in focus after Brent crude hit $80.00 per barrel. The benchmark crude touched $80.00, as markets are concerned about the impact renewed Iranian sanctions will have on global supply. French oil giant Total announced Wednesday that it was abandoning a gas project in Iran after failing to obtain a waiver from the Trump administration to do business in Iran. The sanctions are expected to decline global output at a time that OPEC is already working diligently to push oil prices higher by containing excessive global production.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: JCP, BABA, F, KR
    Shares of JCPenney (NYSE: JCP) are ticking higher after its earnings report before the bell. Yesterday, retail companies were stunned by the 11% jump for its rival Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) stock thanks to a strong first-quarter report. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) is generating a lot of buzz as investors monitor trade relations between the United States and China. BABA stock had slumped by 18% thanks to trade restrictions on Chinese companies. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) announced it will restart production of its popular F-150 pickup truck at its Dearborn, Mich., facility. The company recently suspended operations after a fire damaged supplies needed for manufacturing. The F-150 is the most popular consumer vehicle in the United States. In an effort to beat back the growth of Wal-Mart and Amazon, grocery giant Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced a deal to purchase a 5% stake in British online supermarket Ocado. The deal will allow Kroger to utilize the UK firm’s warehouse automation technology in the United States and improve its supply chain costs. Look for additional earnings reports from Applied Materials Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAT), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), The Children’s Place Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCE), Teekay Corp. (NYSE: TK), and Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM).

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  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of semiconductor and display equipment manufacturer Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) fell as much as 10.1% in trading Friday after reporting fiscal second-quarter 2018 earnings and guidance that left investors unimpressed. Shares didn’t recover much throughout the day and were down 9% at 12:20 p.m. EDT. 

Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd(TNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Stifel Financial Corp lifted its stake in shares of TSAKOS ENERGY N/SH (NYSE:TNP) by 88.5% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 392,994 shares of the shipping company’s stock after buying an additional 184,547 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in TSAKOS ENERGY N/SH were worth $1,301,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TSAKOS ENERGY N/SH (NYSE:TNP) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $5.00.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE:TNP) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 15, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd  (NYSE:TNP)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 29, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: AmeriGas Partners, L.P.(APU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Investors seeking income from energy stocks will find it difficult to match the impressive yields of Ferrellgas Partners LP (NYSE:FGP) and AmeriGas Partners (NYSE:APU), which sit at 11.9% and 9%, respectively. However, this is a textbook case of higher yields representing higher levels of risk.

  • [By John Bromels]

    If you’re like me, you probably use branded propane tanks from AmeriGas Partners (NYSE:APU) or Blue Rhino, which is owned by Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) (Full disclosure: Propane is propane. I use AmeriGas because it’s what the local convenience store sells.) Either one will get your burgers cooked, but which one will keep your portfolio cooking along? 

  • [By John Bromels]

    I use propane tanks from AmeriGas Partners (NYSE:APU) because that’s what my local convenience store sells, but many outdoor cooks use Blue Rhino, which is owned by Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP). There’s no difference between them when it comes to getting your burgers browned or your ribs crispy — propane is propane, after all, regardless of who’s selling it — but there are big differences in the two companies from an investor’s standpoint. 

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Amerigas Partners LP  (NYSE:APU)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 06, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cenveo Inc(CVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    But before we show you our pick, here are the top 10 penny stocks to watch this week…

    Penny Stocks Current Share Price (as of Jan. 5) Jan. 2-5 Gain (as of Jan. 5)
    My Size Inc. (Nasdaq: MYSZ) $1.66 152.28%
    Cytori Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTX) $0.47 89.52%
    DelMar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: DMPI) $1.675 58.02%
    CAS Medical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CASM) $1.09 55.71%
    China HGS Real Estate Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSH) $1.83 47.58%
    Aethlon Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD) $1.56 43.12%
    Midatech Pharma Plc. (Nasdaq: MTP) $1.23 43.01%
    Comstock Holding Cos. Inc. (Nasdaq: CHCI) $1.87 36.5%
    Cenveo Inc. (Nasdaq: CVO) $1.20 31.82%
    EV Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: EVEP) $0.6844 31.62%

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Top 5 High Tech Stocks For 2019

Tata Consultancy Services share price fell nearly 5 percent intraday Thursday ahead of July-September quarter earnings due later in the day.

The stock price was quoting at Rs 2,006.25, down Rs 36.80, or 1.80 percent at 13:01 hours IST. In previous session also, it closed 2.27 percent lower on the BSE.

The country’s largest software services exporter is likely to report strong earnings for second quarter almost all analysts on the Street have already predicted that the rupee tailwind is likely to play a big role in earnings of IT companies.

“Improving deal wins, higher share of digital segment and reducing pressure on legacy business are expected to be key drivers of growth in the quarter, coupled with Q2 being a seasonally strong quarter,” ICICI Securities said.

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Most analysts expect TCS to lead the sector with revenue growth in the range of 3.5-4.5 percent, sequentially.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Citigroup Inc.(BLW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    First Foundation Advisors reduced its position in shares of Blackrock Limited Duration (NYSE:BLW) by 8.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 322,389 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 29,591 shares during the period. First Foundation Advisors owned approximately 0.87% of Blackrock Limited Duration worth $4,862,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks For 2019: State Bank Financial Corporation.(STBZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) and State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.03. State Bank Financial had a return on equity of 9.26% and a net margin of 18.77%. The firm had revenue of $68.16 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $65.00 million. analysts expect that State Bank Financial will post 2.18 EPS for the current year.

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Top 5 High Tech Stocks For 2019: VivoPower International PLC (VVPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) jumped 43.3 percent to $0.5447 after the micro-cap specialty diagnostics company reported preliminary first-quarter results. The company said its first quarter revenue rose 286 percent from the same quarter a year ago to $712,000.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) gained 34.5 percent to $4.52 after the company announced it would proceed with Phase 3 development of GR-MD-02 for NASH Cirrhosis following the FDA meeting.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) shares rose 21.9 percent to $8.1063.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16 percent to $15.65.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares jumped 15.5 percent to $3.6263 after the company disclosed that its application for Medicare codes received favorable preliminary decision.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) rose 13.7 percent to $10.12.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 13.7 percent to $4.6743.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares gained 12.2 percent to $35.34 as optical sector is seeing strength following President Trump's announcement that he would work with China related to ZTE Corp.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) shares rose 11.3 percent to $35.17. Jefferies upgraded Tailored Brands from Hold to Buy.
    Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA) jumped 10.6 percent to $2.875.
    Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNHC) shares rose 10.6 percent to $20.29. Raymond James upgraded Federated National Holding from Outperform to Strong Buy.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.15. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) shares climbed 10.1 percent to $3.16. Stein Mart is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 23.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 9.7 percent to $108.60 after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restar
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares dipped 47.8 percent to $4.60. Check-Cap priced its upsized underwritten offering of public units at $5.50 per unit.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares fell 41.5 percent to $2.57.
    Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) dropped 35.1 percent to $29.50 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) dropped 34.8 percent to $3.75 after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 25.2 percent to $24.01 after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) dropped 22.5 percent to $45.73 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 19.6 percent to $52.075 following Q1 earnings.
    Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVM) shares declined 18.1 percent to $5.20. Adverum Biotech disclosed that its CEO Amber Salzman is stepping down.
    Newater Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWA) dropped 17.2 percent to $12.83.
    Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) fell 17.2 percent to $13.65 following Q1 results.
    Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) declined 15.8 percent to $19.40 after announcing Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.649 after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) dropped 14.2 percent to $2.65.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 13.2 percent to $8.32 after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) dropped 12.2 percent to $5.05.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 9.7 percent

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $155.19 after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 21.3 percent to $8.83. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) climbed 18.2 percent to $3.12 after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.6 percent to $27.53 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) rose 13 percent to $2.26.
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC) gained 11.9 percent to $7.35.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 11.8 percent to $6.24 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) shares gained 11.3 percent to $3.56.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.875.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) rose 8.7 percent to $2.9683.
    Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) shares rose 7.4 percent to $7.40.
    Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) rose 7 percent to $2.88 after climbing 1.89 percent on Friday.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 6 percent to $15.93. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 5.1 percent to $257.35. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    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.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    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.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    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.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69
  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Take a look at last week’s top-performing penny stocks below, and then we’ll show you how we found the next penny stock on our radar:

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) $3.51 134.00%
    Akari Therapeutics Plc. (NASDAQ: AKTX) $4.08 122.96%
    Soleno Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SLNO) $2.68 78.67%
    Handcock Jaffe Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: HJLI) $2.35 66.67%
    ConforMIS Inc. (NASDAQ: CFMS) $1.78 54.76%
    Smart Sand Inc. (NASDAQ: SND) $3.99 46.69%
    Avinger Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGR) $0.89 45.19%
    VivoPower International Plc. (NASDAQ: VVPR) $1.55 44.86%
    Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SNSS) $0.92 43.64%
    Genprx Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) $2.10 42.86%

    As last week’s returns show, the right penny stocks can crush the broader market’s lackluster returns.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks For 2019: J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.(JBHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    J B Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ:JBHT) released its quarterly earnings data on Monday. The transportation company reported $1.37 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.09, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $2.14 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.05 billion. J B Hunt Transport Services had a return on equity of 26.63% and a net margin of 9.54%. The firm’s revenue was up 23.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.88 earnings per share.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers grew its position in shares of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) by 7.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 194,057 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,292 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned 0.18% of J B Hunt Transport Services worth $23,588,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By ]

    But then there’s the little-known trucking company JB Hunt (JBHT) , which popped 6.1% because the company saw some surprise growth that no one was expecting. That news was so strong, FedEx (FDX) and XPO Logistics (XPO) also rose 2.2% and 4.6%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    LMR Partners LLP decreased its position in shares of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) by 72.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 2,688 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 7,025 shares during the period. LMR Partners LLP’s holdings in J B Hunt Transport Services were worth $327,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The ongoing trade rift between the United States and China continues to plague international markets. Despite reports that both countries are working behind the scenes to prevent additional detrimental trade policies, both countries recently proposed tens of billions in new tariffs on one another. The United States has accused China of widespread intellectual property theft, while China has accused the United States of unfair trade practices, including price manipulation in the agricultural industry. This morning, it’s worth noting that proposed tariffs on U.S. business jets will likely not provide a competitive advantage to foreign competition. Reuters reports that Chinese aviation executives do not see the layer of protectionism as a way to bolster the nation’s local market. Check back to Money Morning today for more insight on how the ongoing trade war could affect your investments.
    Finally, investors will continue to monitor ongoing developments in Washington around the presidency of Donald Trump. The White House has asked a federal judge to block prosecutors from reviewing any files seized from his lawyer’s office during a raid by the FBI last week. The agency seized a trove of documents from lawyer Michael Cohen’s office as part of an investigation into a payment of hush money. The spat between the White House and the FBI continues a day after former FBI Director James Comey called Trump “morally unfit to be president.”
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: BAC, NFLX, AAPL
    Shares of Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) added nearly 1% after the nation’s largest bank by deposits topped Wall Street earning expectations. The financial institution leads a busy day of earnings reports on Wall Street and hopes to keep its positive momentum from previous quarters. The firm reported earnings per share of $0.62 on top of $23.27 billion in revenue. That topped expectations of $0.59 on top of $22.91 billion thanks to strong growth in its consumer loan business and the r

Top 5 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Dermira, Inc.(DERM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dermira Inc (NASDAQ:DERM) CEO Thomas G. Wiggans bought 12,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 9th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $10.00 per share, for a total transaction of $120,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dermira Inc (NASDAQ:DERM) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $20.33.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Dermira (DERM)

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Dermira Inc. (NASDAQ: DERM) shares made a solid gain to close out the week after the firm announced a key approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Essentially, the agency approved Qbrexza (glycopyrronium) cloth.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dermira (NASDAQ:DERM) has been given a $20.00 price target by Cantor Fitzgerald in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 146.61% from the company’s previous close. Cantor Fitzgerald also issued estimates for Dermira’s FY2018 earnings at ($4.63) EPS.

Top 5 Canadian Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Canadian Natural Resources (NYSE:CNQ) is the largest natural gas and heavy oil producer in Canada, yet few investors outside the Great White North know much about the company. And they’ve missed out on what’s been a great income stock over the years. Not only has Canadian Natural Resources paid a dividend each quarter since initiating one in 2001, but the company has also increased it every single year since then, which is impressive when you consider that many of its rivals had to stop paying theirs when oil prices crashed a few years ago. And most of these increases have been generous, with the company delivering a 22% compound annual growth rate in its dividend since 2009. That dividend growth is a big reason shares currently yield 3.1%, well above the 1.8% average of stocks in the S&P 500.

That dividend growth appears poised to continue in the future because the company took advantage of opportunities during the recent market downturn to significantly expand its portfolio. That growth, when combined with an improving oil market, positions Canadian Natural Resources to continue increasing its dividend for years to come.

Top 5 Canadian Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Natural Gas(NG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Canadian gold mining company NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSE: NG) shows an even starker change in sentiment. In the last 12 months, the volume of short bets on the stock declined 79%, to 522,400.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    National Grid (LON:NG)‘s stock had its “overweight” rating reiterated by research analysts at Morgan Stanley in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in NG. SlateStone Wealth LLC purchased a new stake in NovaGold Resources during the 4th quarter valued at about $49,000. Signition LP purchased a new position in NovaGold Resources during the fourth quarter worth approximately $50,000. Pin Oak Investment Advisors Inc. boosted its position in NovaGold Resources by 42.3% during the fourth quarter. Pin Oak Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 23,985 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $95,000 after purchasing an additional 7,125 shares in the last quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. boosted its position in NovaGold Resources by 16.6% during the fourth quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 24,610 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $98,000 after purchasing an additional 3,500 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Two Sigma Securities LLC purchased a new position in NovaGold Resources during the fourth quarter worth approximately $128,000.

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    About NovaGold Resources (NYSEAMERICAN:NG)

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NovaGold Resources (TSE:NG) (AMEX:NG) had its price target trimmed by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from C$9.10 to C$8.00 in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Canadian gold mining company NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSE: NG) shows an even starker change in sentiment. In the last six months, the volume of short bets on the stock declined 32.75%, from 19.05 million shares to 12.81 million.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NG) (TSE:NG) VP David A. Ottewell sold 60,309 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.73, for a total value of $224,952.57. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 645,385 shares in the company, valued at $2,407,286.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Top 5 Canadian Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Apollo Gold Corporation(BRD)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Carnival Corp (NYSE:CCL)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallMarch 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

Contents:
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
Prepared Remarks:

Arnold Donald — President and Chief Executive Officer

Good morning, everyone, and welcome to our First Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call. I am Arnold Donald, President and CEO of Carnival Corporation and PLC. Today, I am joined by our Chairman, Micky Arison, as well as David Bernstein, our Chief Financial Officer, and Beth Roberts, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations. Thank you all for joining us this morning.

Before I begin, please note that some of our remarks on this call will be forward-looking. Therefore, I must refer you to the cautionary statement in today’s press release.

We delivered first quarter adjusted earnings per share of $0.49. That’s higher than the midpoint of December guidance by $0.07 per share and $0.03 per share lower than last year, which includes a $0.03 drag from fuel and currency.

For the full year, we are updating out adjusted earnings guidance range, previously $4.50 to $4.80, now $4.35 to $4.55, to reflect the significant drag from fuel and currency moving against us, impacting our full year by $155 million or $0.22 per share since the time of our December guidance.

Our guidance reflects continued improvement in operating performance and we are maintaining the operational guidance we gave for the year with an update for changes in fuel prices and currency. Included in the midpoint of our guidance is $0.25 per share earnings growth from operations over the prior year, which is a reflection of our 120,000 plus employees who go above and beyond every day, as well as hundreds of thousands of travel professionals who support our world-leading cruise brands.

It is their combined efforts that are helping us to once again withstand multiple headwinds, including cyclones in Australia, Brexit uncertainty in the UK, heightened political uncertainty in Germany and France, as well as ongoing economic malaise in much of Europe, including Italy. Despite those headwinds, Wave Season was consistent with the strength of demand we experienced going into the year, building further confidence in our full-year revenue expectations.

For our North American and Australia brands, NAA, our book position is ahead of the prior year at higher prices, while our EA brands are well ahead of the prior year at lower prices. Our brands are strong and growing, including continental Europe, where we continue to expect revenue growth driven by double-digit capacity increases.

We remain confident we are on a path that includes delivering, over time, double-digit earnings growth and elevated, sustained double-digit return on invested capital through a consistent strategy of creating demand in excess of measured capacity growth while leveraging our industry-leading scale.

While our strategy is consistent over time, the relative contribution from the components of our earnings model, as we have stated previously, may change a bit. Going forward, our earnings growth will include a higher contribution from capacity growth. That increase in capacity will lend itself to more predictable revenue growth and enable us to better contain costs, in essence, enhancing reliability of future earnings growth.

There are multiple factors that we put in place over the years to ensure sustained earnings growth and improvement in return on invested capital. For example, reducing our fuel exposure. This year, our unit fuel consumption will be down nearly 4%, bringing the cumulative unit fuel reduction to 33% compared to our 2007 baseline. Our ongoing efforts to leverage our scale through global sourcing has taken over $350 million of non-fuel costs out of the business so far.

A higher weighting of fixed rate debt at historically low rates reduces interest rate exposure. Our consistently strong balance sheet and credit rating ensures, through our access to $11 billion of committed export credit facilities, that we will be able to comfortably meet future capital needs while further heightening our relentless focus on driving continuous improvement in health, environment, safety, and security.

Of course, our ongoing new build program is integral to the growth in earnings and return on invested capital over time. Not only are our new builds, on average, roughly 15% to 25% more cost-efficient and approximately 25% to 30% more fuel-efficient, they also help to create further demand for cruising.

We are introducing several exciting new ships this year. We just took delivery of Costa Venezia, purposely designed to offer our Chinese guests the best of Italy. This ship introduces Italian culture and lifestyle with interiors inspired by the city of Venice, including authentic gondolas, retail shops featuring iconic Italian brands, and, of course, Italian cuisine, while at the same time offering many comforts of home, like Chinese-style karaoke and food options that are popular in China. This ship is currently on its maiden voyage along the Silk Route before beginning service in Shanghai from mid-May onward. Costa Venezia is just another step in the growth of a strong and sustainable cruise industry in China.

Late this year, we will welcome three more vessels to our portfolio of leading brands. Throughout the year, we are ramping up ahead of these deliveries and expect to reap the benefit in 2020.

In October, Sky Princess, the first new build activated with Medallion Class, blending many Princess hallmarks with new guest experience features, like Sky Suites, the largest balconies at sea, as well as a brand new jazz experience. Sky Princess is nearly sold out for this fall and booked 40 percentage points ahead for the winter Caribbean 2020, all at consistently higher rates.

Costa Smeralda, also expected to enter service late this year, was designed to celebrate the Sardinian culture, serving continental Europe, including Italy, France, and Spain. Booking trends for Costa Smeralda are also reflecting strong demand and capturing a double-digit price premium.

And last but not least, in December, Carnival Cruise Line will launch its new flagship, Carnival Panorama, their first new ship home-ported on the West Coast. Bookings are ahead more than double digits in both rate and occupancy in 2020 compared to the same itinerary in 2019. Our marketing efforts on the West Coast, including the Carnival AirShip in the Rose Parade, have generated over 1 billion media impressions and are attracting a broad audience, particularly those new to cruise.

Bookings for Mardi Gras, to be delivered in August 2020 and the first of the new generation of ships for the Carnival brand, were opened this past quarter. Mardi Gras generated record bookings for a new ship launch by the Carnival brand, with almost 10 times the number of bookings as the very strong Carnival Vista launch back in 2016 and with more than 65,000 guests pre-registering in advance of the inventory even opening. Overall, Carnival continues to outperform in the Caribbean, with bookings ahead in both occupancy and rate across all future quarters.

In April, we will welcome the totally transformed Carnival Sunrise after undergoing nearly a $200 million dry dock, adding all the culinary and entertainment experiences Fun Ship 2.0 is known for, such as Guy’s Pig & Anchor Barbecue Smokehouse and outdoor fun with SportSquare, WaterWorks, and Serenity adult-only retreat. All of these new features are resonating well with the brand’s guests, with bookings for Carnival Sunrise up double digits in both occupancy and price.

Rollout continues on OceanMedallion. The Medallion Class experience is now full-ship active on two vessels, with a third ready to go, but it’s still early. There are many features available through Ocean that guests have not yet become familiar with to take full advantage. While we continue to garner innovation accolades, including IoT Wearables Innovation of the Year and finalist for the prestigious Edison Awards, clearly the most important impact is on our guests and on our bottom line. And while it’s still early to determine the impact on earnings, guest satisfaction stores for Medallion Class are consistently among the highest in the Princess fleet.

Since the announcement of full activation on the two Princess ships late last year, we believe Medallion Class has garnered increased demand, which we expect will drive yield. Additional ships are expected to come online later this year, as Medallion Class expands across the Princess fleet. So, while early, indicators are very, very positive.

There were many marketing and public relations efforts that kicked off during Wave Season to generate demand in excess of measured capacity growth and continue our momentum. In the U.S., Holland America captured over 4 billion media impressions around Oprah’s Girls Getaway Cruise and the naming ceremony for Nieuw Statendam, with Oprah serving as godmother.

For Carnival cruise line, the new rollercoaster experience on Mardi Gras alone generated over 1 billion media impressions. Our award-winning proprietary television programs have now reached more than 525 million views cumulatively. One of the programs, Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin, has just been nominated for two Emmys.

In Europe, Costa launched a new marketing program with Penelope Cruz, which has been well-received and is outperforming all previous brand campaigns.

All told, our brands captured 75% of the positive coverage for our industry so far this year, five times that of our closest peer.

We also made meaningful progress this past quarter putting our industry-leading scale to work. As you know, Yoda, our revenue management tool deployed on six of our brands, we believe will continue to drive incremental revenue, particularly in the second half of 2019 and beyond. On the cost side, we remain committed to delivering nearly a point of cost savings this year, helping to mitigate inflation and contributing to our cost guidance above just 50 basis points for the year.

Our fleet replenishment efforts are purposely designed to achieve greater economies. We will welcome 17 larger, more efficient ships and continue to divest our less efficient ships, representing net capacity growth of approximately 5% compounded annually through 2022.

We’ve been consistent with our execution around measured capacity growth. Overall, we operate in an industry that is both underpenetrated and capacity constrained, which bodes well for creating new demand in excess of capacity increases. That should allow us to continue to fill our ships at increasingly attractive rates while still providing a better value relative to the equivalent land-based alternatives.

During the quarter, we also completed additional share repurchases of $266 million, bringing the cumulative total to nearly $5 billion since 2015. The share repurchase, of course, is in addition to our recurring dividend distributions.

We remain on track to deliver our full-year guidance as we continue with sustained double-digit return on invested capital and continued growth in both earnings and returns over time. And we actually don’t need things to be very different in order to deliver sustained double-digit earnings growth. Even with minimal yield increases, the capacity we have coming online and the inherent efficiencies and scale advantages we gain from that capacity will help to contain costs and enable us to achieve double-digit earnings growth and elevated return on invested capital. Having said that, of course, we will continue to work to create excess demand over our measured capacity growth to produce even stronger results.

With that, I would like to turn the call to David.

David Bernstein — Chief Financial Officer

Thank you, Arnold. Before I begin, please note all of my references to revenue, ticket prices, and cost metrics will be in constant currency unless otherwise stated. I’ll start today with a summary of our 2019 first quarter results, then I’ll provide an update on current booking trends for the remaining three quarters of 2019, and finish up with some additional color on our 2019 March guidance.

As Arnold indicated, our adjusted EPS for the first quarter was $0.49. This was $0.07 above the midpoint of our December guidance. The improvement was driven by two things: $0.02 of favorability in net cruise revenue and $0.06 of favorability in net cruise costs without fuel and other expense items, mainly due to timing between the quarters. Both favorable items were partially offset by a $0.01 unfavorable net impact from fuel price and currency.

Now, let’s look at our first quarter operating results versus the prior year. Our capacity increased 4.1%. Our North American and Australia segment, more commonly known as our NAA brands, was up 5%, while our Europe and Asia segment, more commonly known as our EA brands, was up 2.5%. Our total net revenue yields were up 0.5%.

Now, let’s break apart the two components of net revenue yields. Net ticket yields were down 0.4%. Our NAA brands were flat while our EA brands were down 0.7%. Both segments had tough prior-year comparisons. However, I did want to note that Caribbean yields turned positive in the first quarter on an 8% capacity increase, also against tough prior-year comparisons. Net onboard and other yields increased 3.1%, with similar increases on both sides of the Atlantic.

In summary, our first quarter adjusted EPS was $0.03 lower than last year as a result of the net impact of fuel price and currency costing $0.03, with small operational pluses and minuses offsetting each other.

Turning to 2019 booking trends, as Arnold indicated, Wave Season was consistent with the strength in demand we experienced going into the year. Booking volumes for the remaining three quarters of 2019 have been running ahead of the prior year at prices that are in line with last year. Let’s not forget that this Wave Season activity is on top of two consecutive years of record Wave Seasons.

While prices on overall bookings during Wave Season are in line with the prior year, prices for our NAA brands were higher but were offset by our EA brands, driven by their sourcing in continental Europe. At this point in time, cumulative advanced bookings for the remaining three quarters of 2019 are ahead of the prior year at prices that are in line with last year.

Now, let’s drill down into the cumulative book position for 2019. Cumulative advanced bookings for our NAA brands are ahead of the prior year on both occupancy and price, driven by nicely higher prices in the Caribbean and the seasonal European program, while prices in Alaska are lower than last year’s record levels. Cumulative advanced bookings for our EA brands are well ahead of the prior year at lower prices, again driven by our EA brands’ sourcing in continental Europe.

During the last year, we have made revenue management decisions which we believe will optimize our net revenue yield growth for 2019. In fact, even with an overall 4.6% capacity increase, we have less inventory remaining for sale than we had at this time last year.

Finally, I want to provide you with some additional color on 2019. Our adjusted EPS guidance for 2019 is $4.35 to $4.55 versus $4.26 for 2018. The midpoint of our March guidance is $0.20 less than the midpoint of our December guidance, driven by the net impact of fuel price and currency costing $0.22. We expect higher fuel prices will cost us an additional $0.28, while we are forecasting to benefit from currency movement by $0.06. In addition, we flowed through the $0.02 revenue beat from the first quarter. All other operational changes were small and netted out.

One final note for those of you who are trying to forecast the remaining quarters of 2019. We expect most of the 2019 adjusted EPS improvement versus 2018 to occur in the third quarter, which has the easiest prior-year yield comparison. And now I’ll turn the call back over to Arnold.

Arnold Donald — President and Chief Executive Officer

Thank you, David. Operator, please open the line for questions.

Questions and Answers:

Operator

Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, if you would like to register a question, please press “14” on your telephone. You will hear a three-tone prompt to acknowledge your request. If your question has been answered and you would like to withdraw your registration, please press “13”. If you are using a speakerphone, please lift your handset before entering your request. One moment, please, for the first question.

Our first question comes from the line of Robin Farley with UBS. Please proceed.

Robin Farley — UBS — Analyst

Great. Thank you. And just had a question on the guidance. I think you had previously said that you expected Q2 yield growth would have been higher than Q1 yield growth. And I know Q1 came in higher than flat but Q2 guidance seems to not be ahead of the prior guidance either for Q1. I wonder if you could talk a little bit about — it sounded like the trends in Wave Season have been consistent and how you expected, but maybe it sounds like Q2 wasn’t as strong as what you had thought three months ago. Thank you.

Arnold Donald — President and Chief Executive Officer

Good morning, Robin. It’s good to see you in the front of the queue again.

Robin Farley — UBS — Analyst

I know. I work this thing.

David Bernstein — Chief Financial Officer

So, Robin, when we put together our December guidance, the numbers were relatively close. Some of it was driven, in the first quarter, by the improvement that we saw, a 3.1% increase in onboard and other revenue. Those numbers are very difficult to pinpoint each quarter. So, overall, we started out the year with about flat in the first half of the year. We beat the first quarter and we didn’t see anything changing significantly in the second quarter so we just maintained the flat yield guidance for the second quarter. The difference between the quarters is small and we’re just not that good for a half a point between the first quarter and the second quarter.

Robin Farley — UBS — Analyst

So, if the upside, though, in Q1 mostly came from the onboard, and obviously you don’t have the advanced visibility on that, is there anything about the itinerary differences or trends? Or are you just assuming that the onboard upside won’t happen in Q2 until you actually see it? Maybe is that how to think about it?

David Bernstein — Chief Financial Officer

Yeah. You know that, overall, for the year, I think I said in December, we guide to approximately 2% in onboard overall. The number isn’t exactly 2% by quarter but the overall is approximately 2%. And as I said before, it’s very difficult to say exactly what comes in. The itineraries in the markets are very different. There are lots of factors and programs we continue to roll out and we continue to see a strong demand in onboard revenue and we hope we can continue to do better in future quarters as well.

Arnold Donald — President and Chief Executive Officer

I think, Robin, just the overall guidance for the year just reinforces what we’ve seen so far. It just gives us confidence in the guidance we’ve given for the year and we certainly don’t see any weakening or anything like that, in terms of yield.

Robin Farley — UBS — Analyst

Okay. Great. Thank you.

Operator

Our next question comes from Steve Wieczynski with Stifel. Please proceed.

Steve Wieczynski — Stifel Nicolaus — Analyst

Yeah, hey, guys. Good morning. So, I guess the first question would be around Europe and maybe if you could help us think about that market today versus where you were back in December. And I guess what I’m getting at is have things over there gotten better, have they stayed the same, or have certain markets weakened? And then maybe, also, if you could talk about the promotional environment over there as well.

Arnold Donald — President and Chief Executive Officer

I think, first of all, as you know, we’v

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Trends on SGX Nifty indicate a negative opening for the broader index in India, a fall of 60 points or 0.57 percent. Nifty futures were trading around 10,443-level on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

Financial stocks led a drop on Wall Street on Friday as results from big banks failed to enthuse and fear of broader conflict in Syria further unnerved investors.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 122.91 points, or 0.5 percent, to 24,360.14, the S&P 500 lost 7.69 points, or 0.29 percent, to 2,656.3 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 33.60 points, or 0.47 percent, to 7,106.65, Reuters reported.

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Share markets started firmer in Asia on Monday amid relief U.S.-led strikes on Syria looked like being a one-off event that avoided a direct confrontation with Russia, weighing on oil prices and safe-haven Treasuries. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.1 percent. Japan’s Nikkei added 0.3 percent, Reuters reported.

Top 10 Oil Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Range Resources Corporation(RRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Range Resources (RRC)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Range Resources (NYSE:RRC) rose more than 10% by 2:30 p.m. EST on Monday after the top-10 natural gas producer reported strong reserve numbers for 2018.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Toronto Dominion Bank increased its holdings in Range Resources Corp. (NYSE:RRC) by 25.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 123,421 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after purchasing an additional 24,839 shares during the period. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in Range Resources were worth $1,794,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Companies in this region have had more measured growth plans because of the lack of pipelines. As Miller mentioned, though, improved efficiency has resulted in most companies outpacing their production growth plans. The lack of takeaway capacity has led to much lower prices for in-basin production. Range Resources (NYSE:RRC), one of the larger producers in the region, has noted that its price realizations were 10% below benchmark prices because of a lack of takeaway capacity. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE:RRC) – Equities research analysts at Seaport Global Securities raised their Q4 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Range Resources in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 23rd. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly now anticipates that the oil and gas exploration company will post earnings per share of $0.12 for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.11. Seaport Global Securities has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Range Resources’ Q1 2019 earnings at $0.36 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.18 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.26 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.98 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE:RRC) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies issued their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Range Resources in a report issued on Sunday, October 7th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst K. Harrison expects that the oil and gas exploration company will post earnings of $0.17 per share for the quarter. Piper Jaffray Companies currently has a “Buy” rating and a $27.00 target price on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Range Resources’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.16 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.88 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.38 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.33 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.47 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $1.58 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.63 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.45 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.02 EPS.

Top 10 Oil Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Marathon Oil Corporation(MRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Marathon Oil (MRO)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) is another oil producer built for $50 oil. At that level, Marathon can generate enough cash to grow its U.S. oil production 25% to 30% this year, while at $60 oil, the company can produce $500 million in free cash — and even more at current prices. Marathon Oil has a range of options for that money, including buying back shares, boosting the dividend, paying off debt, or acquiring more drillable land.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Melrose Industries PLC (LON:MRO) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the nine analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a buy recommendation. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 255 ($3.30).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    After plunging 40% over the final three months of 2018, oil prices snapped back to start 2019, rebounding 18% for the month. That rally in the oil market sent most oil stocks higher, including shares of producers Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR), Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO), and Diamondback Energy (NASDAQ:FANG), which all rallied more than 10% for the month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. 

Top 10 Oil Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Transocean Inc.(RIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, Tyler Crowe, and Matthew DiLallo]

    At the same time, there has been a tremendous amount of consolidation (like this and this and this), leaving fewer — stronger — companies operating just when work is starting to pick up. Here’s a look at quarterly revenue for Diamond Offshore (NYSE:DO), Transocean (NYSE:RIG), Ensco PLC (ADR) (NYSE:ESV), Noble Corp. (NYSE:NE), and Rowan (NYSE:RDC) so far this year. 

  • [By The Ticker Tape]

    TD Ameritrade clients appeared to take some profits in multiple names during the period. Oil companies were popular sells with ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), BP  PLC (ADR) (NYSE: BP), National-Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE: NOV), and Transocean LTD (NYSE: RIG) all net sold. Oil prices traded near three-year highs on higher global demand and possible OPEC-led production cuts. COP and BP both traded at multi-year highs, while NOV and RIG reached 52-week highs, enticing clients to take profits in all four names. Alcoa Corp. (NYSE: AA) traded at levels not seen since before the financial crisis following proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, and was net sold. For the third month in a row, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was net sold after CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress regarding the misuse of user data and a beat on earnings.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    An issue of Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) debt rose 2.5% as a percentage of its face value during trading on Thursday. The debt issue has a 6.8% coupon and is set to mature on March 15, 2038. The debt is now trading at $85.45. Price moves in a company’s debt in credit markets often predict parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) started as Overweight with a $15 price target, which represented an implied upside call of 25% compared with the prior day’s $11.93 closing price. Elsewhere, Wells Fargo raised it to Outperform from Market Perform with an even more aggressive $16 price target, and BTIG initiated Transocean with a Buy rating and with an $18 price target just a day earlier. The stock closed up 2.9% at $11.93 on Tuesday, and it was up 3.3% at $12.33 in Wednesday’s midday trading. The 52-week range is $8.70 to $14.34, and the prior consensus price target of $12.61 ticked up to above $13 after the calls.

Top 10 Oil Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.(MMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer, Travis Hoium, and Chuck Saletta]

    Often a high yield is an indication of a stock that’s facing some sort of trouble — but not always. If you take the time, you can find high-yield stocks worth buying if you look in the right places. For example, decidedly low-tech Lamar Advertising Company (NASDAQ:LAMR), beaten-up midstream player Magellan Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:MMP), and renewable power-focused TerraForm Power, Inc. (NASDAQ:TERP) come from vastly different industries. However, each of these high-yield stocks has a solid business and good growth prospects.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP) had its price target boosted by Barclays from $72.00 to $74.00 in a research note released on Monday morning. Barclays currently has an equal weight rating on the pipeline company’s stock.

  • [By ]

    Hetty Green Would Love This Trade
    It’s in Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP).

    Magellan Midstream Partners owns the longest refined petroleum products pipeline system in the country, with access to nearly 50% of the nation’s refining capacity and the ability to store more than 100 million barrels of petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel and crude oil.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (MMP) Shares Sold by Tdam USA Inc.” was first reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this news story on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of US and international trademark and copyright laws. The original version of this news story can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4134187/magellan-midstream-partners-l-p-mmp-shares-sold-by-tdam-usa-inc.html.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 3, 2018 1:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By John Bromels]

    Speaking of debt, energy infrastructure MLPs tend to take on high levels of it to fund their large infrastructure development projects. That means taking on additional debt to fund a distribution isn’t always feasible. Luckily, in the case of Magellan and Enterprise, their conservative management teams have kept them at comparatively good debt ratings and low levels of debt relative to their peers:

    Company Debt Rating Debt-to-EBITDA Ratio (TTM)  Debt-to-Adjusted-EBITDA Ratio (TTM)
    Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP) BBB+/Baa1 3.5 3.3
    Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD) BBB+/Baa1 4.3 3.7
    Buckeye Partners BBB-/Baa3 5.0 4.3
    Energy Transfer Partners BBB-/Baa3 5.2 N/A

    Data sources: Company presentations and YCharts. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Top 10 Oil Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Williams Partners L.P.(WPZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Williams Companies is in the midst of a major transition. It recently agreed to acquire the rest of its MLP, Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ), in a $10.4 billion deal. The pipeline giant is making this acquisition so that it can more easily finance the expansion projects Williams Partners has under development. The transaction would allow it to free up some cash flow and improve its credit metrics, giving it more financial flexibility.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Simpler organizational structures could yield significant benefits for individual investors. In addition to being easier to follow and understand, it will make it easier than ever to own some of the most important pieces of energy infrastructure in the United States. The proposed merger between Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) and Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ) is a great example, as it owns some of the best natural gas infrastructure in the United States. Here’s why investors should be bullish on the multi-billion dollar merger.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market stayed in a pretty narrow range on Thursday, climbing early in the session but then slowly drifting lower through the afternoon hours. In the absence of major news, investors largely looked forward to key events like trade negotiations among the world’s largest economies. Other financial markets saw mixed moves as well, with 10-year Treasury yields climbing above 3.1% while oil prices stayed comfortably above $70 per barrel. Despite the quiet day, some companies had good news that pushed their shares sharply higher. World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE), Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK), and Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

Top 10 Oil Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Encana Corporation(ECA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Electra (CURRENCY:ECA) traded down 5.1% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 15:00 PM E.T. on June 12th. Over the last seven days, Electra has traded down 25.7% against the U.S. dollar. Electra has a market cap of $34.53 million and approximately $134,011.00 worth of Electra was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Electra coin can currently be bought for $0.0013 or 0.00000020 BTC on exchanges including CryptoBridge, Fatbtc, CoinFalcon and Coinhouse.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Electra (CURRENCY:ECA) traded 8% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 22:00 PM ET on June 20th. In the last week, Electra has traded 12.6% higher against the U.S. dollar. Electra has a market capitalization of $34.87 million and $128,874.00 worth of Electra was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Electra coin can now be purchased for $0.0014 or 0.00000020 BTC on exchanges including Fatbtc, Novaexchange, CoinFalcon and CryptoBridge.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Encana Corp (NYSE:ECA) (TSE:ECA) – National Bank Financial issued their FY2019 EPS estimates for shares of Encana in a report released on Tuesday, February 12th. National Bank Financial analyst T. Wood expects that the oil and gas company will post earnings of $0.61 per share for the year. National Bank Financial has a “Outperform” rating and a $18.50 price objective on the stock.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This stock has pulled back sharply and is offering an outstanding entry point. Encana Corp. (NYSE: ECA) is an energy producer focused on developing its multibasin portfolio of natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs) producing plays. Its operations also include the marketing of natural gas, oil and NGLs. All of its reserves and production are located in North America.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Canada’s Montney Shale doesn’t currently capture investors’ attention like the Permian Basin. However, that doesn’t mean it’s a second-tier play. Quite the contrary since, like the Permian, it’s a resource-rich region with as many as six drillable formations that produce highly economic liquids-rich natural gas. Because of those features, it has become an important growth driver for companies like Encana (NYSE:ECA).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cenovus Energy (NYSE:CVE) and Encana (NYSE:ECA) are both large-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Oil Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Whiting Petroleum Corporation(WLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) – Seaport Global Securities increased their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Whiting Petroleum in a report issued on Wednesday, May 23rd. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly now expects that the oil and gas exploration company will post earnings of $0.98 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.55. Seaport Global Securities has a “Buy” rating and a $40.00 price target on the stock. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Whiting Petroleum’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.87 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.85 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.89 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $3.58 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ClariVest Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 53,424 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,816,000.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL) was reiterated as Overweight and the target price was raised to $56 from $45 (versus a $50.78 close) at KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Top 10 Oil Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Apache Corporation(APA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Bromels]

    When most people think about oil and gas drillers, they think about integrated majors like ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) or maybe a producer whose name they’ve seen on a gas station, like Hess (NYSE:HES). One most don’t think about is Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA). 

  • [By Steve Symington, John Bromels, and Keith Noonan]

    So, we asked three top Motley Fool contributors to each discuss a stock that they believe is absurdly cheap right now. Read on to learn what they had to say about JD.com (NASDAQ:JD), Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA), and Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The IEA’s forecast bodes well for oil stocks, especially those that have underperformed during the rally over the past year. Two that stand out are Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX) and Apache (NYSE:APA), since both have lost value even though oil has been red-hot. Because of that, they trade at dirt cheap valuations versus their peers. That underperformance doesn’t make sense given the growth these companies can deliver at much lower oil prices.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas decreased its stake in Apache Co. (NYSE:APA) by 17.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 84,391 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 17,824 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Apache were worth $3,247,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Oil Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Halliburton Company(HAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Haliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL) is expected to reveal its fourth-quarter results on Monday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.46 in EPS, as well as $5.63 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $53.01 on Friday’s close. The consensus price target is $55.09. The stock has a 52-week range of $38.18 to $58.78.

  • [By ]

    How To Invest
    When spending dried up, this group was hit hard. Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) went from a profit of $3.5 billion in 2014 to a painful loss of $5.8 billion in 2016. But the pendulum is swinging. As any good salesman will tell you, it’s much easier to close deals when your customers have more cash in their pocket. And as we just discussed, big oil producers have $425 billion locked, loaded and ready to fire.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Halcyon (HAL) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the
    X15 hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was July 16th, 2014. Halcyon’s total supply is 6,668,787 coins. Halcyon’s official website is halcyon.top. Halcyon’s official Twitter account is @halcyondev.

Top 10 Oil Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ConocoPhillips(COP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    In 2012, ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) enacted a major corporate overhaul. It spun off its downstream assets (which is what refining and chemicals businesses are called in industry lingo) so it could focus on its upstream (or drilling) business. This shift meant oil and natural gas prices were the main factor driving the company’s top and bottom lines. When oil prices plummeted in mid-2014, going from over $100 a barrel to the $30 range, it wasn’t long before ConocoPhillips was forced to cut its dividend.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    From 2016 to 2017, Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) saw a 16% boost in profits, while Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) saw a 30% boost. Texas-based ConocoPhillips Corp. (NYSE: COP) saw a strong 37.5% boost.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    With the mixed signals coming out of OPEC, oil prices could be quite volatile until the organization makes it clear what it intends to do. That could have an effect on financially weaker oil companies that desperately need higher oil prices to provide them with extra cash to firm up their financial foundations. Stronger producers, on the other hand, should continue to do well no matter what OPEC decides since they built their businesses to thrive at much lower oil prices. Three that stand out are ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), and EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Naples Global Advisors LLC trimmed its holdings in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) by 8.2% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 7,279 shares of the energy producer’s stock after selling 648 shares during the quarter. Naples Global Advisors LLC’s holdings in ConocoPhillips were worth $495,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec raised its position in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) by 285.9% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 652,900 shares of the energy producer’s stock after purchasing an additional 483,700 shares during the quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec owned 0.06% of ConocoPhillips worth $38,710,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Bank Nifty jumps 25% in 5 months, propels Nifty higher

Bank Nifty has gained 25 percent in the last five months to hit a record high of 30,496.05. In comparison, Nifty50 has risen 15 percent in the same period.

On March 28, Bank Nifty climbed 1.3 percent driven by Bank of Baroda, State Bank of India, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, RBL Bank, PNB, ICICI Bank and IndusInd Bank that rallied between 1-7 percent.

Axis Bank, RBL Bank, ICICI Bank, IDFC First Bank and HDFC Bank also hit their respective highs today.

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The rally in banks is on hope of rate cut in April policy meeting and recapitalisation of PSU banks, experts said.

The banking sector has seen a slew of regulations over the past 10-12 quarters that are envisaged to bolster the system. A few major changes introduced are: a) Insolvency & Banking Code (IBC) amendment; b) asset quality review; c) implementation of prompt corrective action; and d) numerous restructuring processes.

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“Besides these regulatory changes, we perceive a few more medium-to-long-term catalysts: i) perking up industrial activity to spur corporate loans; ii) aggressive recognition of bad assets and improving recovery to boost asset quality; iii) softening credit cost to propel return ratios; and iv) burgeoning share of retail term deposits to provide long-term stability to the source of funds,” Edelweiss said.

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Rusmik Oza, Head of Fundamental Research, Kotak Securities is also positive on the banking sector.

“There is value in most banking stocks. Within the banking sector our first preference is toward hardcore corporate banks followed by private sector banks,” he said.

He believes on Price-to-Book Value the sector is still far away from peak valuations and there is a case of valuations of banks to re-rate as RoEs of most banks is expected to improve in the next two years.
First Published on Mar 28, 2019 04:10 pm

Stocks in the news: Godrej Agrovet, NBCC, Sheela Foam, Bharat Financial, Unichem Labs

Here are stocks that are in the news today:

Grasim Industries: Company allots 5,000, 7.65% fully-paid NCDs of Rs 10 lakh each aggregating to Rs 500 crore.

Texmo Pipes and Products: Board allotted 13 lakh equity shares at a price of Rs 23.20 per share, aggregating to Rs 3.01 crore to Shree Padmavati Irrigations LLP, promoter group entity on preferential basis.

Nelco board approved sale of company’s entire Investment of 12.30% stake in Nelito Systems at a consideration of Rs.6.77 crore to DTS Corporation, Japan

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Ador Welding: CARE downgraded rating on long term bank facilities to AA— from AA with outlook stable.

Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services: Board approved the acquisition of 1,18,91,511 equity shares of Mahindra Rural Housing Finance Limited (MRHFL), a subsidiary of the company, aggregating to Rs 286.78 crore from National Housing Bank (NHB). Consequently, the shareholding of the company in MRHFL will increase from 88.75 percent to 98.43 percent as and when the shares are acquired.

Marathon Nextgen Realty: Board approved acquisition of 100 percent equity of ‘Marathon Nextgen Townships Pvt Ltd’ (MNTP) for a consideration of Rs 1 lakh, and investment proposal/s upto Rs 150 crore to spur up its growth activities.

Ruby Mills: The production at processing plant at Kharsundi has stopped due to labour unrest.

Lloyds Metals and Energy: The company has been conferred the status of mega project under Package Scheme of Incentives – 2013 and received approval for incentives or facilities from Industries, Energy and Labour Department of Government of Maharashtra in respect to the proposed mineral based steel plant at Konsari, Gadchorioli.

Unichem Laboratories: Company has received final Approval for its ANDA, Tadalafil tablets, 2.5 mg, 5 mg 10 mg and 20 mg from the United States Food and Drug Administration for a generic version of Eli Lilly’s Cialis.

Bharat Financial Inclusion: Company assigned a pool of receivables of an aggregate value of Rs 1,528.87 crore to one of the largest private sector banks on a Direct Assignment basis. With this transaction, the company has completed Direct Assignment transactions worth Rs 8,195.07 crore in FY19.

Sheela Foam: Company’s non-retail investors’ portion in offer for sale issue oversubscribed by 2.5 times, receiving bids for 1,05,90,951 shares against OFS size of 42,33,764 shares.

Tata Global Beverage: Board announced re-appointment of Ajoy Kumar Misra as the Managing Director and CEO of the company for a period of 1 year.

Mcleod Russel: Aditya Khaitan, the Vice Chairman of the board has been elected as the Chairman of the board of directors.

NBCC India: Company secured new works for various infrastructure projects of Rs 1,003 crore.

Godrej Agrovet: Company acquired an additional 1.1 percent stake in its joint venture Godrej Tyson Foods, increasing its total shareholding in same to 51 percent. It also acquired additional 2.16 percent stake in Godrej Maxximilk Private Limited, increasing its total shareholding in same to 52.06 percent. Consequently, both companies have become subsidiaries of Godrej Agrovet.

Bulk Deals on March 27

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Analyst or Board Meet/Briefings

Metroglobal: Board meeting is scheduled on March 30 to consider the proposal of buy-back of equity shares of the company.

Sonata Software: Company’s officials will meet analysts on March 28.

Eris Lifesciences: Company’s officials will meet Sundaram Mutual Fund on March 28.

Cipla: Company’s officials will meet Government of Singapore Investment Corporation on March 28 in Mumbai; and Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (Pension Fund), Stewart Investors and Temasek International on March 29 in Singapore.

Hind Rectifiers: Company’s officials will meet analysts on March 28.

Majesco: Company’s officials will meet Briarwood Capital, USA on March 28, Arohi Asset Management Pte. Ltd., Singapore on March 29 and Capital Group, Singapore on April 3.

Mahindra & Mahindra: Company’s officials will meet Nomura Securities on March 29.

Shemaroo Entertainment: Company’s officials will meet Newmark Capital and Motilal Oswal Securities on March 28 in Mumbai.

Dr LalPath Labs: Company’s officials will meet SAIF Partners and Banyan Tree Advisors on March 28, and Arisaig Partners on March 31.

Mahindra Logistics: A one-on-one meeting with Vallum Capital, Institutional Investor is scheduled to be held on April 1.

First Published on Mar 28, 2019 07:43 am

Top Performing Stocks To Own Right Now

The U.K.’s main stock index pulled back Monday, joining in a global selloff that was blamed on worries about Turkey’s precarious financial condition.

Travel-related shares with exposure to Turkey were among the big decliners.

How markets are performing

The FTSE 100
UKX, -0.48%
fell 0.6% to 7,624.33, after tumbling 1% on Friday as concerns over Turkey escalated.

Top Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: TherapeuticsMD, Inc.(TXMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TherapeuticsMD (TXMD)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    TherapeuticsMD Inc (NASDAQ:TXMD) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer increased their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of TherapeuticsMD in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, June 5th. Oppenheimer analyst J. Olson now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.08) for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of ($0.09). Oppenheimer currently has a “Buy” rating and a $12.00 price target on the stock. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for TherapeuticsMD’s Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.03) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($0.32) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($0.10) EPS, FY2020 earnings at $0.22 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $0.44 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $0.70 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. initiated coverage on shares of TherapeuticsMD (NASDAQ:TXMD) in a report issued on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The brokerage issued an overweight rating and a $11.00 price target on the stock.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (NASDAQ:TXMD) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019 4:30 p.m. ET

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Top Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: ABAXIS Inc.(ABAX)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Abaxis (NASDAQ: ABAX) and Image Sensing Systems (NASDAQ:ISNS) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [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]

    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) shares were also up, gaining 16 percent to $83.08. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.

Top Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: 3M Company(MMM)

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    If you’re in the market for some high-yield stocks that you can hold forever, then you may want to consider Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO), and 3M (NYSE:MMM).  Read on to find out why three Motley Fool investors view these companies as fantastic dividend stocks to own over the long haul.

  • [By John Rotonti]

    On the other hand, the right investments in R&D efforts to develop new products and services can help companies differentiate themselves from competitors and build sustainable moats. Xylem (NYSE:XYL), a leading pure-play water technology provider, has increased its R&D investments as a percentage of sales to accelerate the pace of innovation across its product portfolio. 3M (NYSE:MMM), with its diversified product portfolio and strong focus on innovation, is another example.

Top Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Trs ETF (ZROZ)

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    My preferred fund here is Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (NYSE: EDV), which owns a basket of long-term, zero-coupon bonds. It’s better-known, larger, and, most important, cheaper than its competitor PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Exchange-Traded Fund (NYSE: ZROZ). Both are poised to rally if deflation hits and the stock market falls. But EDV is cheaper, at only 0.07% expense ratio, compared with ZROZ’s 0.15%, and so it’s the one that makes the cut.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019

Small SUVs are the hottest segment in the new car market right now. So maybe it shouldn’t be surprising that a big chunk of the new vehicle unveilings at the Los Angeles Auto Show were little crossover SUVs.

It seemed like there was an SUV popping out every time you turned around. For starters, Ford unveiled its new EcoSport just before the show with DJ Khaled doing the honors.

The Jeep Compass is another example of the car market’s madness for small-sized SUVs. The current version is a strong seller despite abysmal reviews. Consumer Reports gave it the lowest rating of any compact SUV and Car & Driver awarded it a mere 1.5 out of a possible five stars.

And yet, as of last month, Jeep Compass sales for the year were up 44%. According to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAM), which makes Jeeps, the sales jump reflects the Compass’s relatively low price given all the desirable SUV features that it offers.

DJ Khaled unveils new Ford EcoSport on Snapchat

It’s too soon to know, of course, how good the new Compass is but it should at least be a vast improvement over the outgoing model. Since it’s a Jeep, engineers took off-road capability seriously in creating the new Compass. Two different full-time all-wheel-drive systems are available including a super-slow off-road “crawl” gearing ratio. “Trail Rated” versions can wade through 19 inches of water and climb over steep hills and out of tight ditches. At the same time, Jeep also promises better on-road behavior.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: FRP Holdings, Inc.(FRPH)

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    FRP Holdings Inc  (NASDAQ:FRPH)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 07, 2019, 1:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shanghai Industrial (OTCMKTS:SGHIY) and FRP (NASDAQ:FRPH) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    FRP (NASDAQ:FRPH) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Saturday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    FRP Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:FRPH) VP John D. Milton, Jr. sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.07, for a total value of $177,210.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 632 shares in the company, valued at approximately $37,332.24. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Credicorp Ltd.(BAP)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Credicorp (NYSE: BAP) and National Bank of Canada (OTCMKTS:NTIOF) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Janney Montgomery Scott LLC increased its stake in Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE:BAP) by 14.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 2,192 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 283 shares during the period. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC’s holdings in Credicorp were worth $493,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Credicorp (NYSE: BAP) and Opus Bank (NASDAQ:OPB) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: iShares Core S&P Total US Stock Mkt (ITOT)

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  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Hundreds of exchange traded funds offer investors broad market exposure and many do so with nominal fees. Among the least expensive is the iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF (NYSE: ITOT).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Traders purchased shares of iShares S&P 1500 Index Fund (BMV:ITOT) on weakness during trading hours on Wednesday. $50.39 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $29.44 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $20.95 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, iShares S&P 1500 Index Fund had the 33rd highest net in-flow for the day. iShares S&P 1500 Index Fund traded down ($0.14) for the day and closed at $62.27

Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Amtech Systems Inc.(ASYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brooks Automation (NASDAQ: BRKS) and Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    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.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    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.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    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.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 66.67 percent to close at $2.00 on Wednesday after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares jumped 49.24 percent to close at $1.97 on Wednesday. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) rose 34.45 percent to close at $9.21. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares rose 25.82 percent to close at $38.35 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) rose 24.15 percent to close at $5.09. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) jumped 23.3 percent to close at $5.98 on Wednesday.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) gained 22.92 percent to close at $1.18 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 21.95 percent to close at $4.00.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) gained 21.4 percent to close at $22.92 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) rose 17.14 percent to close at $5.40.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 16.59 percent to close at $49.20 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) climbed 15.61 percent to close at $8.22. Oramed Pharma disclosed that its patent has been allowed in the US for oral administration of proteins.
    Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE: LPG) rose 14.89 percent to close at $8.41. Dorian LPG confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal fr
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Amtech Systems from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, April 16th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $14.88.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Two River Bancorp(TRCB)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Two Rivers Bancorp (NASDAQ:TRCB) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Two Rivers Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.3815117771449 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Northfield Bancorp Inc.(NFBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Northfield Bancorp (NASDAQ:NFBK) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Monday.

    A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Northfield Bancorp from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, August 10th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a neutral rating on shares of Northfield Bancorp in a report on Thursday, August 9th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Northfield Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Friday, July 6th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $17.75.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    Shares of Northfield Bancorp opened at $15.96 on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. Northfield Bancorp has a twelve month low of $15.88 and a twelve month high of $15.92. The firm has a market capitalization of $777.27 million, a P/E ratio of 21.86, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.37 and a beta of 0.35.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Northfield Bancorp (NASDAQ: NFBK) is one of 90 publicly-traded companies in the “Federal savings institutions” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Northfield Bancorp to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Northfield Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:NFBK) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have issued a hold rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $17.25.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Northfield Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:NFBK) EVP Kenneth J. Doherty sold 2,449 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.19, for a total value of $39,649.31. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 198,742 shares in the company, valued at $3,217,632.98. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.