Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now

For decades, OPEC has been able to hold over our heads the threat of cripplingly-high oil prices. With +30 million barrels per day of the world’s oil production, OPEC’s ability to manipulate the price of the commodity is undeniable.

This has led to a maddening amount of our foreign policy being dictated by the only product supplied by this Middle East cartel, thus giving OPEC nations a bizarre amount of global power relative to the influence these countries would have otherwise.

Thankfully, as I’m sure you are aware, the clock is ticking on the influence OPEC holds. That’s because the transition to electric cars is now full speed ahead which should significantly lessen the world’s oil demand.

Wonderful, right?

Not so fast.

The truth is, we may be trading in one essential commodity controlling cartel for another. Perhaps one that we like even less than OPEC

The Absurdly Bullish Fundamentals Of Cobalt

For thousands of years cobalt has been used by humans as blue coloring in glass, pottery and ceramics. In recent years cobalt has found a whole new level of popularity as a key component in the lithium-ion batteries that are used in electric cars and in batteries that capture the energy produced by renewable sources.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Apache Corporation(APA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) which rose over 5% to $41.75. The stocks 52-week range is $33.60 to $51.21. Volume was 4.8 million compared to the daily average volume of 4.4 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) fourth-quarter results are scheduled for Thursday. The consensus forecast is for $0.22 in EPS on $1.55 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $38.11. The consensus price target is $50.43. The 52-week range is $35.70 to $56.51.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Thanks to red-hot oil prices over the past year, oil stocks are up sharply. To give some sense of the magnitude of the rebound, the iShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEMKT:IEO) — which holds more than 60 U.S.-focused oil and gas stocks — has rallied nearly 33% over the last 12 months. However, while that rising tide has lifted most boats, not all oil and gas stocks have enjoyed the oil market’s rebound. In fact, some stocks have managed to lose ground in the past year. Two of those laggards are Antero Resources (NYSE:AR) and Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA), which have declined 6% and 12%, respectively, in the last year.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA) is raised to Buy from Hold at Argus with a $56 price target. That competes with the Wall Street consensus target of $46.19. The 52-week trading range for the company is $33.60 to $51.21. The stock closed Friday at $42.24.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) dropped about 7.3% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $34.50. Shares closed at $37.20 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $55.23. Volume was over 11 million, about three times the daily average of around 3.9 million. The company reported quarterly results this morning, but investors were not impressed.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Dril-Quip, Inc.(DRQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gabelli Funds LLC grew its holdings in Dril-Quip, Inc. (NYSE:DRQ) by 4.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 55,500 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,500 shares during the period. Gabelli Funds LLC owned about 0.15% of Dril-Quip worth $2,486,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure (NYSE: SOI) and Dril-Quip (NYSE:DRQ) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dril-Quip, Inc. (NYSE:DRQ) – Stock analysts at Piper Jaffray issued their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Dril-Quip in a research note issued on Monday, May 14th. Piper Jaffray analyst I. Macpherson anticipates that the oil and gas company will post earnings per share of ($0.11) for the quarter. Piper Jaffray currently has a “Hold” rating and a $40.00 price target on the stock. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Dril-Quip’s Q3 2018 earnings at ($0.08) EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.09) EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at ($0.03) EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.02 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.08 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.08 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.64 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Halliburton Company(HAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $4.60 billion.
    Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $5.75 billion.
    Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $815.16 million.
    Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $1.82 billion.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $822.15 million.
    Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LECO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $729.83 million.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $251.93 million.
    FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $3.43 billion.
    Koninklijke Philips NV (ADR) (NYSE: PHG) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE: BOH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $162.39 million.
    Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $1.72 billion.

     

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  • [By Taylor Muckerman]

    In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Energy, host Sarah Priestley and analyst Taylor Muckerman go through a grab bag of questions from listeners. They explain the issues surrounding Permian Basin production, why investors might want to check out midstream company Enterprise Products Partners(NYSE:EPD), a few important things to know about oil services companies Halliburton(NYSE:HAL) and Schlumberger(NYSE:SLB), and what might become of the beleaguered offshore industry.

  • [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 Fridays close. The consensus price target is $55.09. The stock has a 52-week range of $38.18 to $58.78.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) traded down about 0.6%, at $81.20 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Over the past 12 months, Exxon stock has traded down about 1.5%.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to today’s report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded down about 2.4%, at $80.21 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 1.8%, at $4.55 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.68. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 2.1% to $120.38. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $128.03.

    Also, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.3%, at $23.99 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $29.96.

  • [By Jason Hall, John Bromels, and Daniel Miller]

    Rising oil prices have steadily helped improve the picture for oil behemothExxonMobil Corporation(NYSE:XOM) in recent months. And while the stock price has gained about 14% over the past couple of months and pushed the dividend yield back below 4%, its current yield of 3.77% is close to the highest it has been since the mid-1990s. But though the company should have little trouble maintaining the payout and will probably continue to grow it modestly in the years ahead, there are other dividend stocks with higher yields that investors should consider.

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    Markets were mixed on Wednesday and then surged higher in afternoon trading, led by the energy sector as oil prices rose following President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Exxon Mobile (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) led the way, and the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund  (XLE)  posted solid gains.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Oil supermajors Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) report earnings before market open on Friday, Apr. 27. As crude oil prices have continued to climb in 2018, both stocks have gotten a couple of analyst upgrades in recent months.  

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) traded up 1.17% at $80.67. The stock’s 52-week range is $72.16 to $89.30. Volume was about 40% below the daily average of around 13.4 million shares. The company had no specific news but got the same boosts as Chevron.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NGL ENERGY PARTNERS LP(NGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) jumped 124.8 percent to $243.725 in reaction to an encouraging Phase 2 clinical trial update. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company said its liver-directed, thyroid hormone receptor called MGL-3196 showed a statistical significance in the primary endpoint of lowering liver fat at 12 weeks and also 36 weeks.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) gained 63.4 percent to $8.12 after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    Takung Art Co., Ltd. (NYSE: TKAT) rose 43.3 percent to $2.9094
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) shares climbed 29.7 percent to $2.16 after the company reported a licensing deal with Newsoara Biopharma to rights for vTv's PDE4 Inhibitor in China and other Pacific Rim territories.
    Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) gained 26.2 percent to $0.4109. The developer of rapid health information technologies said Wednesday afternoon it was granted a 180-day extension from the Nasdaq Stock Market to meet the requirement of a minimum $1.00 per share closing bid price for 10 straight days.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 22.2 percent to $11.6254. Genprex reported engagement of WIRB-Copernicus Group to provide clinical trial services to support Oncoprex clinical trial program.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) gained 21 percent to $7.506 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Urban One, Inc. (NASDAQ: UONE) gained 19.7 percent to $3.95 after rising 78.38 percent on Wednesday.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) shares gained 18.5 percent to $6.03 after climbing 24.15 percent on Wednesday.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) rose 17.3 percent to $12.95 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBAY) shares gained 15.1 percent to $13.210.
    The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO) climbed 14.2 percent to $77.875 as the company announced plans to acquire Dunbar Armored for $520 million in cash.
    Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEY
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) rose 65.5 percent to $179.50 in pre-market trading. Madrigal Pharma disclosed that MGL-3196 achieved liver biopsy endpoints in patients with NASH at 36 weeks in Phase 2 trial.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) rose 34.8 percent to $6.70 in pre-market trading after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) shares rose 31.5 percent to $2.19 in pre-market trading after the company reported a licensing deal with Newsoara Biopharma to rights for vTv's PDE4 Inhibitor in China and other Pacific Rim territories.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) shares rose 27.2 percent to $2.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported FDA Fast Track designation for CUDC-907 development in patients with relapse, refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) rose 16.7 percent to $2.51 in pre-market trading.
    Tilly's, Inc. (NYSE: TLYS) rose 14.7 percent to $14.00 in pre-market trading as the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued a strong Q2 outlook.
    Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) rose 14.3 percent to $10.49 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NGL) rose 12.8 percent to $12.10 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 earnings beat.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) rose 11.3 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) shares rose 10 percent to $5.60 in pre-market trading after climbing 24.15 percent on Wednesday.
    Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO) rose 9.8 percent to $5.74 in pre-market trading after Q1 results beat estimates.
    Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) rose 8.8 percent to $89.65 in pre-market trading following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 7.1 percent to $3.65 in pre-market tra
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    Shares of energy products supplier NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NGL) jumped 15% today after the company announced fiscal fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 results. The business continues to improve, as demonstrated by adjusted EBITDA of $155.9 million in the final three months of the fiscal year. That was a 28.6% increase from the year-ago period.

How Hurricane Harvey Is Impacting This Critical Sector

 The numbers are nearly unfathomable…   25 trillion gallons of water… That's roughly how much rain Hurricane Harvey dumped on the Houston area in fewer than five days.   And the 51.88 inches of rainfall measured outside the city is the most ever recorded from a single storm in the continental U.S., according to the National Weather Service.   This is more rain than typically falls in six months there… and enough water to supply New York City for more than 50 years, according to ABC News. More than 40 people have died as a result of the storm, and at least another 30,000 have been forced from their homes.   While the worst of the rainfall has passed, flooding is expected to continue for weeks – even months, in some areas. Some estimates suggest the damage could total as much as $190 billion. That would rank it as the most expensive natural disaster in U.S. history by far.   The loss of life and property is tragic and heartbreaking… We know many Stansberry Research readers live in Houston and the surrounding areas. We hope you and your loved ones are safe… Our thoughts are with you today.    What comes next?   Houston is the fourth-largest city in the country… And of course, it's a critical hub in the U.S. energy sector. That industry is suffering its share of the colossal damage done by Harvey… According to the latest estimates from news service Reuters, Harvey has knocked out as much as 4 million barrels per day – or about 20% – of U.S. oil-refining capacity.   This has quickly rippled through energy markets…   In August, the price of West Texas Intermediate ("WTI") crude oil – the U.S. benchmark – fell 6%, including about 1.5% after Harvey made landfall last week. This isn't unexpected…   Crude-oil inventories have remained stubbornly high, despite significant production cuts from oil cartel OPEC. This decline in refining capacity only adds to these woes. A big source of domestic demand has suddenly disappeared, and inventories could be headed even higher in the near term.   Likewise, less refining means less gasoline and other fuel production. And flooding has closed several ports and shut down pipelines that enable these fuels to be shipped across the country.   We'd expect gasoline prices to rise in anticipation of tightening supplies. And that's exactly what has happened… U.S. gasoline futures have jumped to more than $2 a gallon for the first time in more than two years.    Investors are left to wonder, how long will these disruptions last?   What will be the long-term effects on the energy markets? And how will they impact various sectors like refiners, pipelines, exploration and production, and oil services today?   Our colleague C. Scott Garliss of the Stansberry NewsWire team recently spoke with our resident energy guru Flavious Smith to answer all these questions and more. Flavious is the editor of our new Commodity Supercycles advisory.   No one is more qualified on the subject… He's a 35-year veteran of the energy business who has worked on nearly all of the most important onshore oil and gas basins in the U.S., including Anadarko, Appalachian, Denver-Julesburg, East Texas, Gulf Coast, Hugoton, Permian, Powder River, Uinta, Wind River, and Williston.   Flavious led the development of both the Marcellus and Barnett assets for EOG Resources (EOG). As longtime readers may recall, EOG is the "best of breed" firm that pioneered the use of the next-generation technologies that unlocked vast quantities of shale oil in the U.S. And he later served as the chief oil and gas officer and executive vice president at Forestar Group (FOR), building and leading the company's oil and gas operating segment.   If you have any money in the energy sector, you don't want to miss this short interview. Click here to watch it now. And if you're interested in receiving more great content like this from the Stansberry NewsWire team – including morning market "snapshots," evening market recaps, and up-to-the-minute news, research, and expert commentary throughout the day – we urge you to take a closer look. You can sign up for FREE right here.    Elsewhere, it appears the top China fund manager agrees with Steve Sjuggerud…   Dawid Krige manages the best-performing China-equities mutual fund in the world this year. His Cederberg Greater China Equity Fund is up more than 46% year to date.   What's his secret? According to Krige, when he finds a great idea, he likes to make a big, concentrated bet and hold it as long as possible. Just 10 stocks account for more than 70% of his fund's holdings. And he has bought only three new stocks this year.   Why do we bring this up? Because two of Krige's latest bets should sound familiar to regular DailyWealth readers. As Bloomberg reported recently…  

In a market where swings are notoriously large and gains can be dominated by a handful of companies, it helps to double down on your picks and sit tight. Two of Cederberg's new investments this year were Tencent and Alibaba, which have both treated the fund well, jumping more than 70%.   "Good ideas are scarce," Krige said in an interview from London. "It is easier to identify a wonderful company and own it for the very long run, especially in a place like China where there will be multiyear winners."   Cederberg only started buying Tencent and Alibaba this year, as well as Hong Kong-listed Beijing Tong Ren Tang Chinese Medicine, which is flat this year. With regard to the two Internet juggernauts, it's better to be five years late than 10 years late, Krige said. The fund's performance compares with a 40% gain in the MSCI China Index.   "They're immensely dominant, so it's very hard to see them getting disrupted," he said. "The monetization opportunity is immense, and that is just talking about what we know today."

  Of course, Tencent (TCEHY) and Alibaba (BABA) are two of Steve's favorite "New China" investments. And he has recommended each – either directly or through an exchange-traded fund ("ETF") – to both his True Wealth and True Wealth China Opportunities subscribers.   As of Thursday's close, Steve's China Opportunities subscribers are up 58% and 68%, respectively, while his True Wealth subscribers are up 49% on Tencent and 62% on his preferred "New China" ETF.    Steve still considers both of these stocks as "buys" today…   But he's particularly bullish on Tencent… He believes it will soon become the largest publicly traded company in the world. And folks who own it are likely to make hundreds-of-percent gains over the next several years.   But before you even consider buying shares today, there's something you should know…   In short, Steve has discovered a "secret" way to invest in Tencent… This little-known opportunity gives you the chance to own shares at a huge discount to what other investors are paying in the market right now. And it's as simple as buying a stock.   Steve has prepared a brief presentation to explain it all… including why he's so bullish on Tencent today and how you can take advantage of this "secret" opportunity for yourself. Click here to watch the presentation right now.   Regards,   Justin Brill
Editor's note: Steve has found a much better, more profitable way to buy Tencent compared with owning ordinary shares. In fact, he says it's his favorite investment opportunity in the world today by far. But if you're interested in taking advantage, you must act quickly… Steve says it's only a matter of time before the public catches on and this opportunity disappears forever. Get all the details right here.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019

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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: MediWound Ltd.(MDWD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mediwound (NASDAQ: MDWD) and True Drinks (OTCMKTS:TRUU) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

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    Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. (Nasdaq: OMEX) $8.76 135.90%
    iFresh Inc. (Nasdaq: IFMK) $8.25 64.64%
    China Auto Logistics Inc. (Nasdaq: CALI) $4.68 47.43%
    National American University Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: NAUH) $1.20 39.29%
    Document Security Systems Inc. (NYSE: DSS) $1.58 33.91%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $0.77 33.90%
    CareDx Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNA) $7.49 29.88%
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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Southern Company (SO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    OLD Republic International Corp boosted its holdings in Southern Co (NYSE:SO) by 16.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 894,500 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 126,000 shares during the period. Southern accounts for approximately 1.3% of OLD Republic International Corp’s holdings, making the stock its 29th largest holding. OLD Republic International Corp’s holdings in Southern were worth $39,948,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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    The Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is quickly transforming itself from a mostly coal-generated utility to one powered by nuclear, natural gas, and other renewables. The company enjoys a state-regulated monopoly position in four states which together account for approximately 80% of earnings.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) traded down about 1.2% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $44.31 after closing Friday at $44.84. The 52-week high is $53.51. Volume was over 7 million, about 40% above the daily average of around 5 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    If you’re retired, you’ve likely shifted from building your nest egg to trying to live off of your savings. That means you’ll want to look at stocks that are relatively safe and pay a generous dividend. Investors have punished the stocks of giant U.S. utility Southern Company (NYSE:SO) and packaged-food specialist General Mills (NYSE:GIS) for what are likely to be near-term problems, leading to big dividend yields.

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    Southern Company (NYSE: SO)
    An old go-to “widows and orphans” utility stock, Southern Company shares are down 18% from their 52-week high. The fear is that rising rates equal higher borrowing costs, resulting in compressed margins posing a clear and present danger to the stock’s enviable 5.3% dividend yield.

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    And while it’s imperative that you don’t risk money you’re going to count on in the next several years in investments that can quickly lose a lot of value and be very slow to — if ever — recover, high-quality dividend stocks can still serve an important part in providing the best mix of income for today and long-term capital appreciation for down the road. To help you find the best dividend stocks for your retirement, three Motley Fool investors did some research and came back with Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), Southern Co. (NYSE:SO), and Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE:KMI).

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Shenandoah Telecommunications Co(SHEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd purchased a new stake in Shenandoah Telecommunications (NASDAQ:SHEN) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm purchased 24,122 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $868,000.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Carpenter Technology Corporation(CRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Carpenter Technology Co. (NYSE:CRS) VP Timothy Lain sold 1,007 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total transaction of $55,385.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 11,288 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $620,840. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Titan International (NYSE: TWI) and Carpenter Technology (NYSE:CRS) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Carpenter Technology (NYSE:CRS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Monday morning.

    Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Cowen reiterated a buy rating and issued a $66.00 target price on shares of Carpenter Technology in a research report on Friday, June 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Carpenter Technology from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, April 16th. Deutsche Bank boosted their target price on Carpenter Technology from $47.00 to $49.00 and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. Finally, Longbow Research downgraded Carpenter Technology from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $50.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Monday, June 25th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Carpenter Technology presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $56.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Crystal Amber Fund Limited (LON:CRS) announced a dividend on Friday, July 6th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, July 19th will be given a dividend of GBX 2.50 ($0.03) per share on Friday, August 17th. This represents a yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 19th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Navios Maritime Holdings Inc.(NM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Navios Maritime (NYSE: NM) is one of 44 public companies in the “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Navios Maritime to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NM) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.23 per share on revenue of $128.00 million.

    Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $279.85 million.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Grifols, S.A.(GRFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Financial Gravity Companies Inc. raised its stake in shares of Grifols (NASDAQ:GRFS) by 264.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 13,862 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,054 shares during the quarter. Financial Gravity Companies Inc.’s holdings in Grifols were worth $282,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Grifols (NASDAQ:GRFS) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: National Oilwell Varco, Inc.(NOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Iowa State Bank lifted its stake in National Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV) by 9.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 18,546 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,589 shares during the quarter. Iowa State Bank’s holdings in National Oilwell Varco were worth $683,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Jason Hall, Tyler Crowe, and John Bromels]

    According to three Motley Fool contributors, there are still ample opportunities to profit in the oil and gas segment as some left-behind subsectors start to catch up to the higher price trend. Three in particular that are well-positioned going forward areTransocean LTD(NYSE:RIG),National-Oilwell Varco, Inc.(NYSE:NOV), andDevon Energy Corp(NYSE:DVN).

  • [By Zacks]

    On the news front, U.S. supermajor Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) gave its go-ahead to the $5.1 billion second stage of its massive Gorgon LNG project in Western Australia, while oilfield service providers McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) and National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV) provided first-quarter operational updates.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: WEC Energy Group, Inc.(WEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Guggenheim Capital LLC grew its holdings in WEC Energy Group Inc (NYSE:WEC) by 4.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 794,741 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 34,313 shares during the period. Guggenheim Capital LLC owned about 0.25% of WEC Energy Group worth $49,831,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. boosted its holdings in WEC Energy Group Inc (NYSE:WEC) by 8.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 26,123 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,068 shares during the quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A.’s holdings in WEC Energy Group were worth $1,638,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    WEC Energy Group (WEC) Upgraded to “Buy” by Bank of America (americanbankingnews.com) NextEra to build 300 MW-AC of solar power in Wisconsin (pv-magazine-usa.com) Sierra Club: Statement on WPS & MGE 300 MW solar projects to be built in Wisconsin (wisbusiness.com) 2 Wisconsin utilities plan to partner on $390 million large-scale solar projects (jsonline.com) WEC Energy partners on $390 million in solar projects (bizjournals.com)

    Several brokerages recently commented on WEC. Bank of America raised shares of WEC Energy Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $63.00 target price (down from $65.00) on shares of WEC Energy Group in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. UBS Group began coverage on shares of WEC Energy Group in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $65.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of WEC Energy Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 17th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co decreased their target price on shares of WEC Energy Group from $73.00 to $71.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $66.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine cut shares of WEC Energy Group (NYSE:WEC) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Thursday.

    WEC has been the topic of a number of other reports. Bank of America raised WEC Energy Group from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research note on Friday, June 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut WEC Energy Group from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Saturday, April 7th. Credit Suisse Group increased their target price on WEC Energy Group from $65.00 to $67.00 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Guggenheim reissued a buy rating and issued a $66.00 target price on shares of WEC Energy Group in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, Citigroup started coverage on WEC Energy Group in a research note on Friday, April 13th. They issued a neutral rating and a $61.00 target price on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $66.00.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Shares of cybersecurity outfit Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) have been underperforming for the past year. As cyberattacks have gained notoriety, lots of competition has cropped up and taken a bite out of the company’s market share. Even with an attractive valuation, it may not be time yet for investors to double down on Check Point as the business gets serious about marketing new security tools.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    For investors looking for a cybersecurity stock, I think a bigger security company like Palo Alto Networks or Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) would be a better option. At this juncture, I think FireEye’s high expenditures and sluggish revenue growth outweigh the potential benefits of buying the stock.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Those numbers look dismal compared to the company’s cybersecurity peers. For example, Symantec’s bigger industry peer Check Point Software (NASDAQ:CHKP)is expected to post 2% sales growth and 5% earnings growth, yet its stock trades at just 17 times this year’s earnings.

  • [By ]

    Check Point Software Technologies (Nasdaq: CHKP) plummeted 6.4% when it only slightly beat Q1 expectations but guided lower for the year. Cybersecurity has gotten more competitive recently, and the company reported a 12% increase in marketing expenses through the first quarter. That spooked investors on the potential for slower sales growth and weaker profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Randgold Resources Limited(GOLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    If these reasons have you interested in adding gold mining stocks to your portfolio, a few top companies to consider are Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX), Randgold Resources (NASDAQ:GOLD), Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM), Freeport McMoran (NYSE:FCX) and Goldcorp (NYSE:GG). All five could benefit if gold prices rally, so let’s learn more about them.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Nonetheless, there are many smaller players with slick investor presentations making promises of big rewards. That could sound intriguing if you’ve caught the gold bug, but it’s important to remember the risks involved when investing in the industry. Luckily, some gold stocks come with big red flags and flashing red lights. Here’s why investors might want to avoid Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL), Tahoe Resources (NYSE:TAHO), and Randgold Resources (NASDAQ:GOLD).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) fell 23.4 percent to $5.25 in pre-market trading after a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.48 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.
    Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) fell 14 percent to $13.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat Q2 earnings and lowered FY18 organic growth guidance.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 13.2 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) shares fell 10.7 percent to $14.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 8.50 percent on Wednesday.
    BT Group plc (NYSE: BT) fell 9 percent to $14.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q4 results and announced plans to cut 13,000 jobs over the next three years.
    Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL) fell 8.3 percent to $19.90 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that IMblaze370 Phase 3 pivotal trial of atezolizumab and cobimetinib in patients with heavily pretreated locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer did not meet primary endpoint.
    Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN) fell 8.2 percent to $10.80 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) shares fell 7.4 percent to $43.00 in pre-market trading. Synaptics reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ: GOLD) shares fell 7.4 percent to $76.23 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 earnings.
    Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) shares fell 7 percent to $59.36 in pre-market trading. Integra LifeSciences priced its 5.25 million share public offering of common stock at $58.50 per share.
    Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) shares fell 6.9 percent to $12.75 in pre-m

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now

I’m in my early 60s and have about $400,000 in savings. I tend to stick to bank money-market accounts and CDs, as I was scammed in the past. What’s the safest way for me to invest this money?–Maria

Your urge to play it safe is perfectly understandable. You already know from bitter experience that there are people out there who prey on inexperienced (or even experienced) investors by conning them outright or putting them into investments that may be inappropriate for their situation, and expensive to boot.

Such conduct aside, the financial markets in and of themselves can be scary, even when you’re limiting yourself to perfectly legitimate investments. Even though the stock market’s been going gangbusters since rebounding from the financial crisis some eight and a half years ago and has been hitting new records of late, at some point stock prices will tumble big time, as they have many times in the past.

Bonds aren’t as volatile as stocks, but they too are somewhat vulnerable in that bond prices go down when interest rates go up (although as with stock setbacks, no one knows for sure when or how much bond yields will rise).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Echo Global Logistics, Inc.(ECHO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ: ECHO) and C.H. Robinson Worldwide (NASDAQ:CHRW) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Forward Air (NASDAQ: FWRD) and Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ:ECHO) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Koch Industries Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO) in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 11,361 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $314,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MediWound Ltd.(MDWD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    After looking at this week’s penny stock gainers, we’ll give you that leg up with one of our top-rated penny stocks from our proprietary stock ranking system…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price (March 26) Last Week’s Gain
    Cartesian Inc. (OTCMKTS: CRTN) $0.39 170.69%
    Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. (Nasdaq: OMEX) $8.76 135.90%
    iFresh Inc. (Nasdaq: IFMK) $8.25 64.64%
    China Auto Logistics Inc. (Nasdaq: CALI) $4.68 47.43%
    National American University Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: NAUH) $1.20 39.29%
    Document Security Systems Inc. (NYSE: DSS) $1.58 33.91%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $0.77 33.90%
    CareDx Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNA) $7.49 29.88%
    Mediwound Ltd. (Nasdaq: MDWD) $5.10 26.51%
    New York & Co. Inc. (NYSE: NWY) $3.37 26.35%

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mediwound (NASDAQ: MDWD) and True Drinks (OTCMKTS:TRUU) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: El Paso Electric Company(EE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of El Paso Electric (NYSE:EE) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $51.33.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: GTx Inc.(GTXI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    GTx Inc. (NASDAQ: GTXI) will present additional data demonstrating duration of response following completion of treatment for its Phase 2 proof-of-concept clinical trial evaluating enobosarm 3 mg in postmenopausal women with stress urinary incontinence at the upcoming 2018 American Urological Association meeting on May 18.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GTx, Inc. (NASDAQ:GTXI) insider Jason T. Shackelford sold 9,279 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.01, for a total transaction of $176,393.79. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 19,453 shares in the company, valued at $369,801.53. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GTx, Inc. (NASDAQ:GTXI) was down 6.4% during mid-day trading on Friday after an insider sold shares in the company. The company traded as low as $17.10 and last traded at $17.30. Approximately 726,400 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 492% from the average daily volume of 122,740 shares. The stock had previously closed at $18.49.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: The ExOne Company(XONE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of ExOne Co (NASDAQ:XONE) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $13.67.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in The ExOne Co. (NASDAQ: XONE) fell by 1.7% to 1.86 million shares. About 19.8% of the company’s shares were short. ExOne’s share price jumped by about 14.2% in the period. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.72 to $14.43, and shares closed at $10.39 on Wednesday, up about 1.6% for the day. Days to cover rose from eight to 11.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in The ExOne Co. (NASDAQ: XONE) jumped 21.2% to 2.88 million shares. About 29.6% of the company’s shares were short. ExOne’s share price fell by about 5.6% in the two weeks ending May 15. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.23 to $14.23, and shares closed at $6.33 on Thursday, down about 0.2% for the day. Days to cover fell from 23 to 15.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in The ExOne Co. (NASDAQ: XONE) rose by 4.9% to 2.38 million shares. About 24.4% of the company’s shares were short. ExOne’s share price fell by about 3.4% in the period ending April 30. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.72 to $14.43, and shares closed at $7.19 on Wednesday, up about 2.7% for the day. Days to cover rose from 22 to 23.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc.(MLP)

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    A flurry of mergers in the master-limited partnership (MLP) segment for pipeline companies rocked the energy sector on Thursday, drawing a sanguine response from Wall Street analysts that generally supported the new, more simplified structures.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TransUnion(TRU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) EVP David M. Neenan sold 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.42, for a total value of $2,112,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 123,029 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,663,702.18. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    MIB and TransUnion Work Together to Minimize Identity Fraud in Life Insurance and Annuities (finance.yahoo.com) C2 Systems Launches Cloud-based Data Aggregation and Decision Engine (prweb.com) Insider Selling: TransUnion (TRU) EVP Sells 30,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com) TransUnion (TRU) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $538.48 Million (americanbankingnews.com) TransUnion to Present at William Blair Growth Stock Conference (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of research firms have commented on TRU. Zacks Investment Research upgraded TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Robert W. Baird upped their price target on TransUnion from $65.00 to $74.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. SunTrust Banks upped their price target on TransUnion from $64.00 to $78.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Barclays upped their price objective on TransUnion from $65.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co set a $65.00 price objective on TransUnion and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $66.64.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Thursday . The company traded as low as $69.74 and last traded at $68.94, with a volume of 28118 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $68.47.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.(UCTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of Ultra Clean Holdings (NASDAQ:UCTT) have skyrocketed today, up by 17% as of 12 p.m. EDT, after the company reportedfirst-quarter earnings. Its bottom-line profit easily toppedanalyst expectations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UCTT) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $31.00.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares shot up 52 percent to $7.235 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares gained 24.2 percent to $21.80 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 22 percent to $2.625 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) jumped 21.3 percent to $411.871 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 17 percent to $3.10 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) rose 15.9 percent to $18.34 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) gained 15.6 percent to $12.20 following Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) surged 14.4 percent to $260.3901 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) gained 13.8 percent to $3.70.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 13.5 percent to $29.815 after reporting strong Q1 results.
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 13.5 percent to $38.30 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 13.1 percent to $10.985 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) shares gained 11.8 percent to $63.59 following Q1 results. California Water Service Group made an offer for SJW.
    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) climbed 9.8 percent to $278.40 following Q1 results.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS)
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: China Eastern Airlines Corporation Ltd.(CEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    China Southern Airlines (NYSE: ZNH) and China Eastern Airlines (NYSE:CEA) are both large-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. ADR Class H (NYSE:CEA) was downgraded by investment analysts at Deutsche Bank to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Sunday.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares rose 15.2 percent to $31.90 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) rose 12.4 percent to $41.30 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGLE) rose 10.8 percent to $8.75 in pre-market trading.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 8.8 percent to $11.05 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) rose 7.3 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 6.9 percent to $7.00 in pre-market trading after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALL) rose 6.5 percent to $10.68 in pre-market trading.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 5.2 percent to $20.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.53 percent on Monday.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose 5 percent to $91.16 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 5 percent to $167.98 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that Takeda is nearing a preliminary agreement to acquire Shire after sweetened bid.
    Outfront Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT) shares rose 5 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) rose 4.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.80 percent on Monday.
    SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) rose 3.7 percent to $109.80 in pre-market trading after the company posted strong quarterly results and raised its outlook for the year.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) shares rose 3.7 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.45 percent on Monday.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: D
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    China Eastern Airlines (NYSE: CEA) is one of 24 public companies in the “Air transportation, scheduled” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare China Eastern Airlines to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NOW Inc.(DNOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report published on Friday.

    A number of other research analysts have also recently commented on the company. TheStreet upgraded DistributionNOW from a d+ rating to a c rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 16th. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price objective on DistributionNOW from $13.00 to $15.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Cowen restated a market perform rating and set a $11.00 price objective (up previously from $9.00) on shares of DistributionNOW in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $11.00 price objective on DistributionNOW and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Friday, April 13th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group restated a neutral rating and set a $10.00 price objective (down previously from $12.00) on shares of DistributionNOW in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $13.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fourteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $12.50.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) and DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    ALK has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Morgan Stanley set a $78.00 price objective on Alaska Air Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price objective (down previously from $115.00) on shares of Alaska Air Group in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Buckingham Research dropped their price objective on Alaska Air Group from $90.00 to $88.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, January 26th. TheStreet lowered Alaska Air Group from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Barclays lowered Alaska Air Group from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $90.00 to $80.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $85.00.

Why Did Google Invest $22 Million in a Dumb Phone OS?

Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google recently invested $22 million in KaiOS, a maker of feature phone operating systems. The San Diego-based start-up announced that it would integrate Google’s apps into Nokia’s (NYSE:NOK) KaiOS-powered devices earlier this year, and this new investment should support those efforts.

Google’s interest in feature phones (aka “dumb phones”) might be surprising, since it already owns Android, the most popular smartphone OS in the world. However, it makes sense when we consider that many mobile users in developing markets still use feature phones.

Nokia's KaiOS-powered 8810 4G.

Nokia’s KaiOS-powered 8810 4G. Image source: Nokia.

Why do feature phones matter?

Last year, 1.55 billion smartphones were shipped worldwide, according toresearch firm Counterpoint, but that represented just 2% growth from 2016. Meanwhile, feature phone shipments climbed 5% to450 million –that market’s first annual growth in years.

Counterpoint analyst Neil Shah notes that newer 4G models, which replaced 2G ones, and a fresh generation of “smarter” feature phones spurred that growth. HMD Global, which licenses Nokia’s brand and designs, shipped 70 million devices last year.

Feature phones like the Nokia 3310 and 8110, which were both refreshed versions of classic designs, accounted for a large portion of HMD’s shipments in key markets like India. Another popular feature phone in India is wireless carrier Reliance Jio’s Jio Phone. Both the Nokia 8110 and Jio Phone run KaiOS.

Higher-end feature phones cost about the same as low-end smartphones, but they use cheaper data plans. As a result, many customers in key emerging markets like India are clinging to feature phones instead of upgrading to smartphones.

KaiOS apps.

KaiOS apps. Image source: KaiOS.

Understanding Google’s moves in developing markets

Back in 2014, Google launched Android One, a program that introduced unified hardware and software standards for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in developing markets. Google partnered with Indian OEMs like Micromax, Spice, and Karbonn to launch low-end smartphones that met Google’s minimum hardware requirements and ran stock Android.

That expansion, along with the launch of other cheap Android devices, secured Google’s position as the mobile OS leader in India. However, DeviceAtlas recently reported that between the first quarters of 2017 and 2018, Android’s market share tumbled nearly 12 percentage points to 71.6%.

Meanwhile, KaiOS — which wasn’t reported as a stand-alone OS last year — seized 15.1% of the market and toppled iOS as the country’s second-most-popular mobile OS. KaiOS bridged the gap between feature phones and smartphones with a new class of “smart feature phones” with support for 4G networks, NFC payments, newer apps, and dual SIM cards.KaiOS recently told the tech-news websiteTechCrunch that over 40 million KaiOS-powered devices have been shipped worldwide.

KaiOS’ surprising growth likely stunned Google, since the tech giant relies heavily on India for its long-term growth. Last year, India overtook theU.S. as the world’s second largest smartphone market after China, and that growth is expected to offset slowing smartphone sales in the Chinese and American markets.

By investing in KaiOS, Google ensures that core apps like Search, Maps, YouTube, and Assistant reach feature phone users. Google likely hopes that those users will grow dependent on the services, and that they’ll eventually upgrade to Android smartphones.

The rebirth of Firefox OS

KaiOS is technically the successor to Mozilla’s Firefox OS, an open-source OS for smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs that was discontinued in 2016. Firefox OS was succeeded by a community-driven OS called Boot to Gecko (or B2G), which eventually evolved into KaiOS.

An investment of $22 million is pocket change for Google, which generated over $21 billion in free cash flow over the past 12 months. But it’s a big investment for KaiOS, and it could secure its position as the so-called “Android of feature phones.” As for Google, it’s a smart tactical move that prevents KaiOS from evolving into a more dangerous competitor.

How Fox serves as ‘a briefing for the president’

President Donald Trump has been taking his talking points and political cues from Fox News shows and personalities.

The president’s been known to tweet out quotes from Fox’s broadcasts, mention Fox News in social media posts, and repeat arguments he’s heard on the channel within minutes of them airing. His administration has ushered former Fox News personalities like John Bolton and Heather Nauert into the White House, and “Fox & Friends” weekend host Pete Hegseth was previously under consideration for Veteran Affairs Secretary.

“I think that folks in our line of work have had to rethink the way we view Fox News programming in some ways,” said Callum Borchers, who covers media and politics for the Washington Post. “It is not purely a news program. In some ways, you know, it really is a briefing for the president.”

Borchers sat down with CNN’s Brian Stelter to discuss the trickle-down effect Trump’s TV viewing has on U.S. politics on this week’s “Reliable Sources” podcast.

Listen to the whole podcast here:

The Fox-Trump feedback loop was on display earlier this week after a “Fox & Friends” segment last Sunday highlighted a caravan of largely Central-American migrants moving up through Mexico to the U.S. border. The president soon fired off numerous tweets about the need for a wall on the Mexican border. He continued tweeting into Monday, saying that “DACA is dead” and calling for congressional border legislation.

By Tuesday, Borchers said, “he wasn’t really willing to wait for the wall or the border legislation to kick in.” Trump signed a memorandum on Wednesday to deploy the National Guard to the southwest border.

BuzzFeed initially reported on the caravan on March 30.

“While it’s true, as Sarah Sanders said in the briefing, that the president has been talking about border security since he launched his campaign, yes, obviously that’s the case, but this particular episode, this sudden urgency to deploy the National Guard, appears quite clearly to be triggered by Fox News,” Borchers said.

Fox News hosts and personalities don’t just talk about issues that Trump picks up on, though — they also speak to him through the TV. In January, Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano looked straight into the camera to address President Trump directly about his administration’s call to reauthorize part of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act.

“Mr. President, this is not the way to go,” Napolitano said at the time. On Thursday, Napolitano advised Trump not to sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller.

Sometimes, though, the advice Fox hosts offer Trump contradicts the president’s earlier statements. Trump recently spoke out about wanting to withdraw troops from Syria, but the hosts of “Fox & Friends” discouraged such a decision on Wednesday’s show.

“I think the president is too smart,” “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade said. “He knows what happened when President Obama took his troops out of Iraq… Man, it was a dumb move for him to do that. Look, it created ISIS.”

The show’s choice to go against Trump’s views made for a “striking moment,” Borchers told Stelter.

“As viewers who watch the show regularly know, the program is mostly positive reinforcement for the president, but not exclusively so,” he said. “There are times when they seem to use their platform that they are aware of to challenge his thinking and perhaps get him to change his mind.”

Fox is “pretty well aware of their influence” in this administration, Borchers said.

“I think that when we look at the content on that channel, you know, it’s not just entertainment or it’s not just information,” he said. “It is something that the president really takes to heart sometimes, and I think we need to be mindful of that.”

4 Things That Are Hurting Stocks Here: Doug Kass Insider

Many of the problems facing the markets reside in Washington these days. Let’s check out four that I see.

Here they are:

President Donald Trump continues to embark upon hastily crafted and poorly thought-out policies. His impulsive nature has caught up to him — and the markets — and his policies raise the chances of a recession in late 2019/early 2020. We have what I’d describe as minor-league players like U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and White House trade adviser Peter Navarro trying to compete against the major leaguers of China in formulating economic policy within the context of a flat and interconnected world.

Too many “talking heads” who appear in the business media are bullish, will remain bullish and only engage in so-called “first-level thinking,” just as they did when markets were peaking in early 2000 and autumn 2007. They’ll counter any market downturn by saying that stocks “are overreacting” — pointing out that U.S. corporate profits and economic growth appear healthy. Unfortunately, the reality is that the market’s complexion has been changing in the past two months. There are a host of fundamental reasons beyond just the tariff tragedy that investors should worry about. The machines and algorithms are exacerbating the market’s daily moves to the downside, just as they did to the upside this past January and throughout 2016-17. This reduces investor confidence and destroys shareholder value.

Add it all up and I remain bearish, net short and opportunistic in my trading.

(A version of this column originally appeared on Real Money Pro, our premium site for Wall Street professionals. Click here to get great columns like this from Jim Cramer and other writers even earlier in the trading day.)

Bruce Berkowitz Comments on Sears

Focusing on tangible assets has served us over many years, but most believe Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD) to be the exception to the rule. Disruptive technologies; near-zero cost of capital; and few, if any, legacy obligations provide young competitors with great advantages over old-line operators. Today, Airbnb is the largest lodging company in the world without owning a single hotel room. Uber is the world’s largest taxi company without owning a car (and perhaps soon without utilizing a single driver). Intuit’s Rocket Mortgage lends only via the net. Amazon crushes competition without a physical retail footprint. Mega-tech companies are now trusted in all aspects of personal and corporate life. I’m reminded of this every day by my Fairholme team, our clients, fellow directors at Sears, and friends.

Bottom line: Sears has degraded net asset values, but there is still much left and the company is fixing its cash drain. Recent corporate announcements – including (i) the proposed sale of Craftsman to Stanley Black and Decker for a cumulative $775 million plus a 15-year royalty stream on all third-party Craftsman sales to new customers and the use of a perpetual license for the Craftsman brand by Sears (royalty free) for 15 years; (ii) shuttering 150 unprofitable stores in 2017 on top of the roughly 235 stores that were closed in 2016; and (iii) marketing certain properties within the company’s real estate portfolio to further unlock value – reflect an acceleration in the company’s transformation efforts consistent with Chairman Eddie Lampert’s recent public comments:

[In late September 2016], we announced a partnership between Shop Your Way, Sears Auto Centers and Uber. This is another example of how we are transforming Sears Holdings to focus on serving our Shop Your Way members … Expect additional partnerships over time emphasizing our Shop Your Way business … Kmart continues to operate over 700 stores … a significant number of these stores are profitable … we are intent on improving the performance of our unprofitable stores and, if we cannot, we will close them … We are acting more aggressively and continuing to evaluate stores as leases expire and as other opportunities present themselves that improve the economics of Sears Holdings. Our significant asset base gives us the wherewithal to fund our business, but we don’t intend to use our asset value to support losses.4

From Bruce Berkowitz (Trades, Portfolio)’s Fairholme Fund (Trades, Portfolio) annual shareholder letter 2016.

Buy or sell: Top stock trading ideas by market experts which are good short term bets

The Nifty is now trading above its crucial short-term moving averages and todays intraday low of 10,524 will be of big importance in the coming week, suggest experts. A break below this level could again put further pressure on the index amid expiry week volatility.

On the upside, the next target for the index is placed at 10,733 levels but bulls will be able to take full control of the index if it surpasses 10,929 which was recorded on May 15, 2018.

The Nifty which opened at 10,533 slipped marginally to hit an intraday low of 10,524. Bulls took control of the index and pushed Nifty above 10,600 to hit an intraday high of 10,628 before closing the day at 10,605, up 91 points.

India VIX fell down up by 4.46 percent at 12.55 levels. On the options front, maximum Put OI is intact at 10,500 followed by 10,400 strikes while maximum Call OI is placed at 10,800 followed by 11,000 strikes.

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According to Pivot charts, the key support level is placed at 10,543.47, followed by 10,481.73. If the index starts moving upward, key resistance levels to watch out are 10,647.47 and 10,689.73.

The Nifty Bank index closed at 26,273.6. The important Pivot level, which will act as crucial support for the index, is placed at 26,094.8, followed by 25,916.0. On the upside, key resistance levels are placed at 26,389.0, followed by 26,504.4.

Here is the list of top stock trading ideas which can give good returns in the near term:

Abhishek Mondal of Guiness Securities

Buy Kajaria Ceramics with target at Rs 621 and stop loss at Rs 526

Buy Indian Hotels Company with target at Rs 168 and stop loss at Rs 135

Buy Dabur India with target at Rs 408 and stop loss at Rs 364

Prakash Gaba of prakashgaba.com

Buy United Spirits with target at Rs 3430 and stop loss at Rs 3330

Sell Hindustan Unilever with target at Rs 1554 and stop loss at Rs 1574

Rajesh Agarwal of AUM Capital

Buy Mahindra & Mahindra with stop loss at Rs 857 and target at Rs 885

Buy Dabur India with stop loss at Rs 378 and target of Rs 396

Buy BEML with stop loss at Rs 925 and target at Rs 968

Sell Jubilant Foodworks with stop loss at Rs 2635 and target at Rs 2510

Sell Bharti Infratel with stop loss at Rs 312 and target at Rs 296

Ashwani Gujral of ashwanigujral.com

Sell Ajanta Pharma with a stop loss of Rs 1030, target of Rs 990

Sell Voltas with a stop loss of Rs 548, target of Rs 530

Sell LIC Housing Finance with a stop loss of Rs 492, target of Rs 470

Sell M&M Financial Services with a stop loss of Rs 478, target of Rs 455

Buy Dabur India with a stop loss of Rs 380, target of Rs 395

Sudarshan Sukhani of s2analytics.com

Sell ACC with stop loss at Rs 1325 and target at Rs 1280

Sell PVR with stop loss at Rs 1360 and target of Rs1315

Sell Manappuram Finance with stop loss at Rs 110 and target of Rs 104

Buy United Breweries with stop loss at Rs 1175 and target of Rs 1235

Buy Tata Elxsi with stop loss at Rs 1215 and target of Rs1260

Mitessh Thakkar of mitesshthakkar.com

Buy Biocon with a stop loss of Rs 663 and target of Rs 700

Buy Dabur India with a stop loss of Rs 377 and target of Rs 400

Sell Titan Company with a stop loss of Rs 931 and target of Rs 885

Sell ICICI Bank with a stop loss of Rs 295.5 and target of Rs 276

Sell IndusInd Bank with a stop loss of Rs 1892 and target of Rs 1845

Disclaimer: The views and investment tips expressed by investment experts on moneycontrol.com/CNBC-TV18 are their own, and not that of the website or its management. Moneycontrol.com advises users to check with certified experts before taking any investment decisions.
First Published on May 30, 2018 08:57 am

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now

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Warren Buffett&s;s portfolio of stocks at Berkshire Hathaway has always contained a good number of insurance stocks. He likes them, always has.

Omaha&s;s most-famous investor started with his purchase of National Indemnity Company way back in 1967 and has continued since then with famous old names like GEICO and General Re, among many others.

If we imitate his methods, could we find success?

There&s;s no telling, but… one of the first steps in finding value is to see if the stock is trading at a low price/earnings ratio and if it can be purchased at a discount to book value.

Here are four insurance stocks that may fit as the type of value situation sought under the Buffett-like criteria he learned from Benjamin Graham:

&l;strong&g;AEGON N.V.&l;/strong&g; is a life insurance company based in the Netherlands and which trades on the New York Stock Exchange. With a price/earnings ratio of 5.4 and now priced at half its book value, it definitely looks like a value stock. The concern would be debt: There&s;s more of that than equity.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Gulfport Energy Corporation(GPOR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gulfport Energy Co. (NASDAQ:GPOR) – Stock analysts at Seaport Global Securities upped their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for Gulfport Energy in a research note issued on Wednesday, May 23rd. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly now expects that the oil and gas producer will post earnings of $0.33 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.22. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Gulfport Energy’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.43 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.63 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.28 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.28 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.35 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.22 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ: GPOR) and Callitas Health (OTCMKTS:MPHMF) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Gulfport Energy Corp. (NASDAQ: GPOR) traded down about 10% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $10.90 after closing Monday at $12.12. The stock’s 52-week high is $9.75. Volume was over 12 million, nearly four times the daily average of about 3.4million shares. The company had no specific news announced its capital budget and a stock repurchase program after markets closed Monday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Liberum Capital reissued their hold rating on shares of Great Portland Estates (LON:GPOR) in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

    GPOR has been the subject of a number of other reports. Barclays increased their price objective on shares of Great Portland Estates from GBX 560 ($7.51) to GBX 580 ($7.78) and gave the company an underweight rating in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Great Portland Estates in a report on Friday, March 2nd. Goldman Sachs Group cut their price objective on shares of Great Portland Estates from GBX 675 ($9.06) to GBX 665 ($8.92) and set a neutral rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, March 14th. Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on shares of Great Portland Estates from GBX 620 ($8.32) to GBX 660 ($8.86) and gave the company an underweight rating in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. Finally, Citigroup raised their target price on shares of Great Portland Estates from GBX 700 ($9.39) to GBX 735 ($9.86) and gave the company a neutral rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Great Portland Estates has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 662.15 ($8.88).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Gulfport Energy Co. (NASDAQ:GPOR) – Research analysts at Seaport Global Securities raised their Q2 2019 earnings per share estimates for Gulfport Energy in a research report issued on Wednesday, June 20th. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly now anticipates that the oil and gas producer will post earnings of $0.33 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.28. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Gulfport Energy’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.32 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.36 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.30 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on shares of Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ:GPOR) in a report released on Wednesday. The firm issued a buy rating and a $13.40 target price on the oil and gas producer’s stock.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Baytex Energy Corp(BTE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Baytex Energy (NYSE: BTE) and Diamond Offshore Drilling (NYSE:DO) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Baytex Energy (NYSE:BTE) slumped more than 10% by 10:15 a.m. EDT on Monday after the company agreed to a strategic combination with Canadian rival Raging River Exploration (TSX:RRX).

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street continued its downward streak on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling more than 100 points. Most major benchmarks fell more modestly, with a few actually poking into positive territory on the day. Trade-sensitive stocks were among the weakest as investors focused on uncertainty related to tariff disputes between the U.S. and China. But for some other companies, bad news of a different sort was responsible for the drops in their shares. Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB), Baytex Energy (NYSE:BTE), and Catalyst Biosciences (NASDAQ:CBIO) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Baytex Energy (NYSE: BTE) and Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk and dividends.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Patriot National Bancorp Inc.(PNBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Patriot National Bancorp (NASDAQ: PNBK) and Community Bank, N.A. (NYSE:CBU) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Hardinge Inc.(HDNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer, Rich Smith, and Sean Williams]

    Wall Street has a bad habit of focusing only on the largest and most interesting stories. That means that smaller, and sometimes boring, companies don’t always get the analyst attention they deserve — and that can spell opportunity if you are willing to do the extra legwork to get to know some unknown names. Three Motley Fool investors came up with these stocks to start you off with today:Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG),OrganiGram Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQOTH:OGRMF), andOsisko Gold Royalties Ltd. (NYSE:OR).

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Gevo, Inc.(GEVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gevo (NASDAQ:GEVO) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Amyris Biotechnologies (NASDAQ: AMRS) and Gevo (NASDAQ:GEVO) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO) saw strong trading volume on Monday . 4,144,466 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 374% from the previous session’s volume of 873,478 shares.The stock last traded at $4.72 and had previously closed at $3.98.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO) reached a new 52-week high and low on Friday . The company traded as low as $0.22 and last traded at $0.23, with a volume of 20863 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $0.27.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: SoftBank Group Corp. (SFTBY)

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    Deutsche Telekom will hold 42% of the equity, with Softbank (SFTBY) owning 27% and the remaining 31% to be held by public investors. The new company will take on the T-Mobile name.

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    T-Mobile owner, Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY) , saw shares surge 3.65% in Frankfurt to 14.06 and Sprint’s Japanese owner SoftBank Group Corp. (SFTBY) shares gained as much as 4.8% in Tokyo on Wednesday, before paring gains to 3.54%.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Japanese tech giant SoftBank (NASDAQOTH:SFTBY) was also a major Flipkart investor, but it sold that stake — which itoriginally acquired for $2.5 billion — to Walmart for $4 billion. SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son accidentally pre-announced thedeal before Walmart, forcing the retailer to confirm it.

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    It is my opinion that the company will close the bond issuances, which is the final component of its capital raise efforts. I strongly believe that the company will close on the upper-end of $350 million in the bond issuance based on its ability to:

    Attract and close on an equity deal valued at nearly $100 million from Japan’s SoftBank (OTCPK:SFTBY). Execute a streamlining agreement with Orion Mine Finance LP valued at over $150 million. Engage with high-quality financial groups, including Clarkson Platou Securities and Pareto Securities as managers of the bond issuance. Sign multiple off-take agreements including NorthVolt, FMC (FMC) SoftBank and Johnson Matthey Battery Materials.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    As stand-alone entities, Deutsche Telekom controlled 63% of T-Mobile, and SoftBank(NASDAQOTH:SFTBY) had an 83% stake in Sprint. For the new company, Deutsche Telekom will hold a 42% stake, and SoftBank will control 27%. The remaining 31% will be in the public’s hands. This goes back to that loss of control and how Deutsche Telekom will be holding the cards here.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Natera, Inc.(NTRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In response to favorable coverage from Wall Street, shares of Natera (NASDAQ:NTRA),adiagnostics company focused on noninvasive genetic testing, rose 18% as of 4 p.m. EDT on Monday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    InVitae (NYSE: NVTA) and Natera (NASDAQ:NTRA) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and earnings.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Natera Inc (NASDAQ:NTRA) COO Steven Leonard Chapman sold 86,919 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.00, for a total value of $1,564,542.00. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 3,588 shares in the company, valued at approximately $64,584. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Natera (NASDAQ:NTRA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 8th. The medical research company reported ($0.61) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.60) by ($0.01). Natera had a negative return on equity of 752.93% and a negative net margin of 58.84%. The company had revenue of $62.34 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $54.86 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($0.70) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 26.2% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that Natera Inc will post -2.05 EPS for the current year.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Braskem S.A.(BAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Aemetis (NASDAQ: AMTX) and Braskem (NYSE:BAK) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday morning, the materials shares rose 0.83 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI), up 8 percent, and Braskem S.A. (NYSE: BAK) up 6 percent.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Braskem (NYSE:BAK) rose 22% today after Brazil’s largest chemical manufacturer confirmed what investors had long suspected: Talks are under way for Dutch chemicals leader LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB) to acquire majority control of Braskem and gain a manufacturing footprint in South America. Rumors of such talks were first reported in October 2017, but both companies denied them.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market eased lower on Friday, but major benchmarks managed to come back considerably from their worst levels of the day. At its lows, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down more than 200 points following news that the U.S. would indeed move forward with tariffs against China. Yet even though China announced plans to retaliate in kind, market participants seemed willing to give trade policy the benefit of the doubt given the current strength of the U.S. economy. Some stocks saw nice gains in response to the news, as well as to company-specific events. Schnitzer Steel Industries (NASDAQ:SCHN), Braskem (NYSE:BAK), and Pivotal Software (NYSE:PVTL) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Millennium Management LLC cut its holdings in shares of Braskem SA (NYSE:BAK) by 40.9% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 538,986 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 372,581 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC’s holdings in Braskem were worth $15,625,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: JA Solar Holdings, Co., Ltd.(JASO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    The impact will have ripple effects across the industry. Major manufacturers like Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ), JinkoSolar (NYSE:JKS), Hanwha Q Cells (NASDAQ:HQCL), and JA Solar (NASDAQ:JASO) will see margins squeezed as volume and sales prices fall. They were all enjoying higher margins and strong demand in early 2018, so the could reverse to net losses later this year.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    JA Solar (NASDAQ:JASO) is scheduled to be posting its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Monday, July 2nd. Analysts expect JA Solar to post earnings of $0.20 per share for the quarter.

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    The Euro has plunged to its lowest point against the U.S. dollar in 2018 thanks to political problems in Europe. The breakdown of power in Italy has raised new concerns about the nations ability to repay its debts, as the spread between German and Italian bonds has widened. Market instability has also spread to Spain where the nations parliament is preparing to vote on whether to oust Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and his party. Oil prices slid one news that OPEC and Russia will consider hikes in production during a meeting in Vienna, Austria on June 22nd. The news accompanied reports that U.S. production is expected to rise throughout the summer. The price of WTI oil sat at $67.20 per barrel. The Brent crude oil price recovered this morning, adding 1% to hit $76.12. Canadian banks are under pressure this morning over a major breach by cyber criminals. The Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO) and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) the two largest banking institutions in the country announced that roughly 90,000 customers data may have been stolen. This would be the first major cybersecurity event to happen in Canada involving financial firms.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: CRM, SBUX, MOMO
    com (NYSE: CRM) will lead a busy day of earnings reports on Wall Street. The cloud computing giant is set to report fiscal first quarter 2019 numbers after the bell on Tuesday. The average analyst projection calls for a 46% jump in EPS of $0.46 on top of a 23% gain in revenue to $2.94 billion. Starbucks Corporation (Nasdaq: SBUX) will temporarily close about 8,000 locations on Tuesday to train roughly 175,000 employees on racial bias. The training sessions were

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    This morning, President Trump suggested that the United States is considering strong military action in response to recent chemical attacks carried out on civilians by the Syrian government. The president promised to send “nice and new and ‘smart'” missiles to Syria and accused the Russian government of partnering with a “Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!” The president’s remarks are a significant departure from comments made last week, which suggested that the United States would be pulling out of Syria in the coming months. Trump’s threat of war over a recent chemical attack in Syria drove crude oil and gold prices higher. Geopolitical worries often offer a boost to commodity prices due to concerns about supply. Trump’s threat comes at a time that markets are already concerned about a significant military conflict in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran. WTI crude prices added 0.9% to hit $66.10 per barrel. Brent crude pushed to $71.10 per barrel. Gold price topped $1,350 per ounce and are poised for bigger gains. According to Axios, U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) has privately told friends that he will not seek reelection in the fall. The news comes at a perilous time for Republicans, who are expected to lose the House of Representatives and potentially the Senate. Axios was the first to report the news. The story is also notable because Ryan recently achieved his long-time goal of passing tax reform in late 2017.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: FB, FOXA, CBS
    Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.(NYSE: FOXA) fell in pre-market hours on news that investigators from the European Commission raided the firm’s London office yesterday. Reports indicate that investigators are trying to keep their goals confidential. However, there has been a lot of scrutiny over Rupert Murdoch’s goal to purchase rival Sky in recent months. British authorities have argued that this deal would not be in the public’s best interest. Accor

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    Four Stocks to Watch Today: DIS, JASO, AAPL, GOOGL
    Shares of The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) are in focus thanks to a record-breaking weekend for its Pixar division. The company’s film “Incredibles 2” collected a staggering $180 million during its first weekend in the domestic box office. The massive windfall is the largest opening weekend for an animated film and easily topped the studios previous record for “Finding Dory” ($135.1 million). The e-commerce wars are heating up in China. This morning, Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) – the owner of Google – announced it would purchase a $550 million stake incom Inc.(Nasdaq: JD), a Chinese e-commerce firm and primary rival to Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA). Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) announced it has inked a multiyear deal with Oprah Winfrey to create original content for the company’s television division. The deal is the largest content partnership in Apple’s history. The company is trying to compete with rivals Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), and Time Warner Inc.’s (NYSE: TMX) HBO division. Winfrey is expected to create new shows and to appear on screen. “Together, Winfrey and Apple will create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world,” the company said in a statement. Look for an earnings report from JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: JASO). Wall Street expects the renewable energy giant will report earnings per share of $0.02 on top of $593 million in revenue.

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(IMMY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 15.6 percent to $25.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 15.3 percent to $82.75 in pre-market trading. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) rose 12.6 percent to $8.95 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Micro Focus International plc (NYSE: MFGP) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.59 in the pre-market trading session after the company issued strong revenue forecast for the first fiscal half of 2018.
    HC2 Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCHC) rose 5.6 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares rose 5.3 percent to $2.79 in pre-market trading. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IMMY) rose 5.2 percent to $2.52 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 4.1 percent to $10.35 in pre-market trading after climbing 75.31 percent on Tuesday.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 3.8 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading. The stock rose over 10 percent Tuesday after reporting its Phase 1 clinical update on XEN901 demonstrated a favorable PK profile.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) rose 3.5 percent to $11.01 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE: TEVA) shares rose 3.4 percent to $20.98 in pre-market trading after Buffett's Berkshire more than doubled its stake in Teva.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $31.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported results for its fourth quarter.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares rose 3.4 percent to $20.00 in pre-market t
  • [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 Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Imprimis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IMMY) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Imprimis Pharmaceuticals earned a daily sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the specialty pharmaceutical company an impact score of 47.393314841388 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.