HUL gains 1% after Reliance Securities initiates coverage with a ‘buy’ rating

Hindustan Unilever shares gained a percent on March 12 after Reliance Securities initiated coverage with a buy call on the stock, citing premiumisation and improving operational performance.

The brokerage said premiumisation has always been HUL’s long-term strategy, as mass-market products are impacted by vagaries of market-owing to lower pricing power.

The key premium brands like Surf, Dove and Lipton clocked 11 percent, 14 percent and 18 percent CAGR, respectively, over the last six years significantly outpacing their respective category growth.

HUL has lost market share in its mass-market brands like Wheel due to higher competitive pressure, while the stronger growth in premium brands has helped in sustaining revenue growth and market share.

Looking ahead, the research house expects HUL to witness the fastest earnings growth among the major FMCG companies, notwithstanding the size and scale of operations.

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First Published on Mar 12, 2019 03:36 pm

Investors Buy Shares of iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF (EWL) on Weakness

Investors bought shares of iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF (NYSEARCA:EWL) on weakness during trading hours on Tuesday. $27.32 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $2.49 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $24.83 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF had the 15th highest net in-flow for the day. iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF traded down ($0.05) for the day and closed at $34.39

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Assetmark Inc. lifted its position in iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF by 3.4% during the 3rd quarter. Assetmark Inc. now owns 1,684,902 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $58,449,000 after buying an additional 54,680 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its position in iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF by 62.3% during the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 1,387,798 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $48,142,000 after buying an additional 532,660 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its position in iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF by 11.5% during the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,376,459 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $47,749,000 after buying an additional 141,609 shares in the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF by 299.2% during the 3rd quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 924,384 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $32,067,000 after buying an additional 692,822 shares in the last quarter. Finally, 1607 Capital Partners LLC lifted its position in iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF by 28.2% during the 4th quarter. 1607 Capital Partners LLC now owns 626,051 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $19,733,000 after buying an additional 137,900 shares in the last quarter.

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Trump touts paid family leave in budget as taxpayers worry about costs

Paid family leave is still a priority for the administration of President Donald Trump.

In his budget released on Monday, the President called for six weeks’ paid leave for new parents, including adoptive parents, to recover from child birth and care for their children. But specific details on how such a plan would work are still up in the air.

Trump has touted his family leave plan on multiple occasions before, notably his State of the Union addresses and past budgets.

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The proposal also calls for a $1 billion fund that would be used to help workers and employers create child-care programs.

On Tuesday, Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) unveiled their own new proposal for paid leave that would give new parents anywhere from one to three months off, provided they delayed their Social Security benefits. Last month, Ivanka Trump, advisor to the president, met with Republican senators on Capitol Hill to discuss family leave. That meeting included Ernst and Lee, as well as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who previously put forward a similar proposal.

Democrats, for their part, have put forward their own proposal with the FAMILY Act, which would give families 12 weeks off following the birth of a child or to take care of their own or a family member’s health issues – something that is not addressed in the president’s proposed plan.

More than 24 states are already working on their own family leave policies, according to Vanessa Brown Calder, policy analyst at the Cato Institute, a Washington, D.C., think tank. “That seems to be already playing out with or without the White House getting involved,” Calder said.

The U.S. is one of the few developed countries without a national paid family leave program, according to the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington, D.C.-based think tank. Instead, U.S. workers rely mostly on state-based and private paid leave programs.

That leaves many Americans in the lurch, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of all workers who take family leave, just 13 percent take paid leave, while 87 percent take unpaid leave. Accessibility of these benefits also varies depending on a worker’s wages, location and industry, the data show.

A big concern with creating a federal program is how it might affect employers who are already providing these kinds of benefits, said Rachel Greszler, research fellow at the Heritage Foundation.

“A lot of employers would interpret a federal program as providing coverage for family leave, and so they might not opt to start a new program that they otherwise would have, or they might opt to scale back or take back a program they already have,” Greszler said.

Currently, there are between $75 billion and $100 billion in paid family leave benefits provided in the private sector, according to Greszler. Yet those benefits mostly go to upper-income individuals.

Ideally, a federal program would make these benefits more accessible to lower-income individuals without disrupting the private paid leave programs that already exist – and passing on the costs of those benefits to taxpayers, Greszler said.

Americans are also concerned about who will pay for family leave programs, according to a December survey from Cato.

Most Americans — 74 percent — support 12 weeks of federal paid family leave for new parents or individuals with medical conditions, the survey found.

But that support drops falls once costs are mentioned. Cato’s research shows that 54 percent of individuals support a federal paid leave program if it meant they would have to pay $200 more in taxes per year. That falls to 48 percent if they had to pay $450 more in taxes annually and dips to 43 percent if their tax bill increased by $1,200 per year.

A large majority — 76 percent — do not want such a program if it means cutting funding to programs such as Social Security, Medicare or education.

In addition, 57 percent said they are against a federal paid leave program if it means increasing the federal deficit.

(Correction: Due to an editing error, a previous version of this story incorrectly identified Sen. Rubio’s party affiliation.)

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Boise Cascade Co (BCC) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $1.12 Billion

Analysts expect that Boise Cascade Co (NYSE:BCC) will post sales of $1.12 billion for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have made estimates for Boise Cascade’s earnings. Boise Cascade posted sales of $1.18 billion during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 5.1%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Friday, May 3rd.

On average, analysts expect that Boise Cascade will report full-year sales of $4.90 billion for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $4.86 billion to $4.93 billion. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report sales of $5.14 billion. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Boise Cascade.

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Boise Cascade (NYSE:BCC) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 26th. The construction company reported ($1.85) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by ($1.84). The firm had revenue of $1.07 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.09 billion. Boise Cascade had a return on equity of 17.97% and a net margin of 2.23%. The company’s revenue was down 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.49 earnings per share.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Boise Cascade from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Boise Cascade from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, December 31st. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and issued a $32.00 price target on shares of Boise Cascade in a research note on Wednesday, January 30th. DA Davidson upgraded Boise Cascade from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price target for the stock from $35.00 to $37.00 in a research note on Wednesday, February 27th. Finally, TheStreet downgraded Boise Cascade from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Boise Cascade has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $41.75.

Boise Cascade stock traded down $0.15 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $27.62. The stock had a trading volume of 203,179 shares, compared to its average volume of 353,391. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.07 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.02, a P/E/G ratio of 1.99 and a beta of 1.91. Boise Cascade has a 52-week low of $22.00 and a 52-week high of $49.30. The company has a current ratio of 2.36, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 1st will be paid a $0.09 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 28th. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.30%. Boise Cascade’s payout ratio is 15.72%.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Boise Cascade by 5.8% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 437,399 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $10,431,000 after acquiring an additional 23,864 shares during the last quarter. Norges Bank bought a new position in shares of Boise Cascade during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $20,938,000. APG Asset Management N.V. boosted its position in shares of Boise Cascade by 106.2% during the 4th quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 73,600 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $1,536,000 after acquiring an additional 37,900 shares during the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Boise Cascade by 69.9% during the 4th quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 457,602 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $10,914,000 after acquiring an additional 188,345 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Macquarie Group Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Boise Cascade by 4.4% during the 4th quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,667,171 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $39,762,000 after acquiring an additional 70,900 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.26% of the company’s stock.

Boise Cascade Company Profile

Boise Cascade Company manufactures wood products and distributes building materials in the United States and Canada. It operates in two segments, Wood Products and Building Materials Distribution. The Wood Products segment manufactures laminated veneer lumber and laminated beams used in headers and beams; I-joists for residential and commercial flooring and roofing systems, and other structural applications; structural, appearance, and industrial plywood panels; and ponderosa pine lumber, studs, and particleboards.

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5 Retirement Planning Steps For Women

&l;p&g;&l;img class=&q;dam-image getty size-large wp-image-1134053170&q; src=&q;https://specials-images.forbesimg.com/dam/imageserve/1134053170/960×0.jpg?fit=scale&q; data-height=&q;640&q; data-width=&q;960&q;&g; Credit: Getty Royalty Free

&l;em&g;Women historically have let men plan for retirement. The old rules have changed, but women still are searching for how should navigate the path to post-work life. And that path is different than it is for men. Diane Bourdo, president of the &l;a href=&q;https://humphreysgroup.com/&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;Humphreys Group &l;/a&g;in San Francisco, and author of the book, &l;/em&g;&l;em&g;&l;a href=&q;https://humphreysgroup.com/women-money-myths/&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;Rewriting the Rules: Telling Truths About Women and Money&l;/a&g;,&l;/em&g;&l;em&g; has some good advice on how to do this:&l;/em&g;

&l;strong&g;Larry Light:&l;/strong&g; How is retirement planning different for women?

&l;strong&g;Diane Bourdo: &l;/strong&g;Most retirement role models of the past were men, who seemed to relish their move from work by devoting their days to leisure activities and hobbies, tinkering around the house, sitting in front of the television or traveling to sunny climates. many women have had few examples and no clear expectations of how to experience their retirements, outside of continuing to be caretakers and homemakers.

What a difference a few decades makes. For most women, the plans or expectations we had when we were younger about what it would be like to age &a;mdash; into our 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond &a;mdash; have changed. While previous generations could expect to work in a single field at a single career, then retire and begin the process of slowing down mentally and physically, many women today have opportunities to delve into encore careers. They are re-inventing themselves in their professional as well as personal lives &a;mdash; and redefining retirement on their terms.

&l;strong&g;Light:&l;/strong&g; And women&a;rsquo;s financial status has changed, right?

&l;strong&g;Bourdo:&l;/strong&g; Perhaps what is most exciting about this new, reinvigorated take on retirement is the economic advantage women have gained over the past decade. Today, women are the primary breadwinners in 40% of U.S. households, and $14 trillion of the nation&a;rsquo;s personal wealth is controlled by women &a;mdash; a number that is on the rise.

&l;strong&g;Light:&l;/strong&g; What steps should they take?

&l;strong&g;Bourdo:&l;/strong&g; The first is to look within. Consider this question to jump-start thinking about your retirement experience: What do you want your life to look like in 10, 20 or 30 years? This is not so farfetched, as financial planners are increasingly projecting client lifespans of 100 years.

Do you want to work? Travel? Get more education? Will you be a caretaker? A volunteer? A mentor? Will you embark on a new career or creative project? How busy do you want to be? Who do you want to be to and for others? Who do you want to be to and for&a;nbsp;&l;em&g;yourself&l;/em&g;? Spend some time really visualizing what you expect retirement to look like.

&l;strong&g;Light:&l;/strong&g; What&a;rsquo;s the second step?

&l;strong&g;Bourdo:&l;/strong&g; Harness your strengths. &l;a href=&q;https://humphreysgroup.com/women-money-myths/&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;In our new book&l;/a&g;, my colleague, Hallie Kraus, and I explore a myth that so many of us &a;mdash; both men and women alike &a;mdash; have been conditioned to believe: Women lack financial confidence, especially when it comes to investing. But the data and research on the topic begs to differ. With women&a;rsquo;s economic influence on the rise, it appears investing is the next hurdle they are ready to jump.

In 2015, Merrill Lynch found that just over 50% of women said they wanted to participate in making changes to their investment approach&a;mdash;nearly mirroring the 55% of men who said the same. And when Fidelity asked what women would most like to learn with 60 minutes of professional financial advice, the first choice listed by women in every age group was, &a;ldquo;learning more about how to invest my money.&a;rdquo;

Remember that diversification is your friend&l;strong&g;. &l;/strong&g;You can reduce risk by diversifying across various different types of investments, investing consistently over time and maintaining a long-term investment horizon. In addition, think about your risk capacity. How much risk you are able to take on, given your resources, expertise and plan) versus your risk tolerance (how emotionally comfortable you are with taking investment risk.

&l;strong&g;Light:&l;/strong&g; And no doubt some good guidance would help.

&l;strong&g;Bourdo:&l;/strong&g; Yes, the third step is to think about the type of advice you need. In writing our book, Hallie and I spent a lot of time discussing another myth that seems to come up again and again: Women aren&a;rsquo;t interested in investing. Since our firm&a;rsquo;s founding in 1983, women have traditionally represented about 70% of our client base&a;mdash;so we know from experience that there are plenty of women asking tough investment questions and those who are eager to drill down into the data, especially when it comes to investing for their retirement.

&l;strong&g;&a;nbsp;&l;/strong&g;Before they reach their golden years, we encourage women to enlist the help of a qualified, professional financial advisor. A lot of women serve as the chief financial officer for their families, so they like to have a hand in the planning process. Think about what tasks you should delegate, and what you should keep in-house. Find and work with advisors who support and respect you. The &l;a href=&q;http://www.plannersearch.org/&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;Financial Planning Association (FPA)&l;/a&g; and the &l;a href=&q;https://www.napfa.org/find-%20an-advisor#tab=filters&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)&l;/a&g; offer some great online resources that can help you navigate the search process.

&l;strong&g;Light:&l;/strong&g; What else?

&l;strong&g;Bourdo:&l;/strong&g;&a;nbsp;Fourth, know the risks, and plan accordingly. Many financial pundits and thought leaders have stressed how issues like longevity and the wage gap impact retirement readiness and overall financial wellness for women. But perhaps the more insidious factor endangering women&a;rsquo;s retirement is our tendency to take on caregiving responsibilities for our families.

Women make up two-thirds of all caregivers, and while some are able to balance this responsibility with maintaining their day jobs, they are often forced to take time out of the workforce. In fact, women who quit their jobs to care for children or elderly family members lose an average of $324,000 in wages and benefits over their lifetime.

If 401(k) savings aren&a;rsquo;t going to be enough to sustain your lifestyle in retirement, revisit your budget and assess whether or not there is room for you to save more. The easiest thing you can do to improve your financial health is to track your income and expenses. Are you under-earning or overspending? Some of both?

Tracking and categorizing your expenses can be tedious and daunting, so approach it with the mindset that it&a;rsquo;s just data &a;mdash; data that is necessary to evaluate whether you should make spending shifts and how to make them. And most importantly, the exercise will give you the information you need to evaluate trade-offs, make informed decisions and feel confident. Making small course-corrections to your spending and retirement contributions now will have a far greater impact than large corrections you make later on.

Of course, if you have access to a 401(k) plan, you should definitely contribute to it, at least enough to equal your employer&a;rsquo;s matching contributions. But you also should think about supplementing your savings with a health savings account (HSA), a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA. If you&a;rsquo;re self-employed, consider supplementing with a SEP IRA.

&l;strong&g;Light:&l;/strong&g; What&a;rsquo;s a good checklist to follow?

&l;strong&g;Bourdo:&l;/strong&g; Fifth, keep the planning momentum going once you&a;rsquo;re ready to start your second act. Here are a few to-do list items you should prioritize.

Consider obtaining long-term care insurance, especially if you have a family history that indicates you may experience health challenges later in life. Such policies can be costly, yes, but they can make a world of difference.

Rollover your 401(k) assets into an IRA, and work with your advisor to create a tax-efficient withdrawal strategy that provides you with income security to achieve your goals and live the life you want.

Create a budget and spending plan, and make sure you have a solid cushion of cash reserves on-hand. Many advisors recommend having at least three to six months&a;rsquo; worth of living expenses in savings to tide you over in case of an emergency.

Determine when to take Medicare and Social Security benefits. Your advisor can help you make the decision that suits your specific needs and financial situation.

We spend the bulk of our working years being shaped, or even limited by, social constructs, norms and expectations regarding what we can and should do &a;mdash; and that includes how we should spend our retirement.

As the poet Mary Oliver wondered: &a;ldquo;What is it that you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?&a;rdquo;&l;/p&g;

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019

Following billionaire investor Warren Buffett into stocks he owns has often been a profitable strategy over the past few decades. But reversing the order—buying a stock before Buffett buys it—can potentially be even more rewarding.

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With that in mind, we went prospecting for companies that Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B, $137), Buffett’s holding company, has been buying recently, and four stocks that Buffett doesn’t hold but we think he ought to buy. We looked for the things he favors: com­panies that are leaders in their industries, that have a strong commitment to sharing profit with investors, and whose stocks sell for relatively low prices compared with earnings and underlying asset value.

A few caveats: First, even Buffett makes mistakes. Second, many of Berkshire’s picks are now made by Buffett’s two investing deputies, Todd Combs and Ted Weschler, not Buffett himself. And third, anyone guessing which stocks might be attractive to Berkshire is doing just that—guessing.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation(BGFV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. Big 5 Sporting Goods earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 48.2140595662163 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    KBC Group NV reduced its holdings in shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Co. (NASDAQ:BGFV) by 48.2% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 47,050 shares of the company’s stock after selling 43,852 shares during the period. KBC Group NV’s holdings in Big 5 Sporting Goods were worth $122,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    Yet, while imperfect, this little figure can help pinpoint underpriced stocks that have room to climb, especially when book value is rising. That just might be the case with sporting goods retailer Big Five (Nasdaq: BGFV). The company operates 435 stores in 11 states, selling everything from camping gear to snow skis.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Those competitors would Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. (NYSE: DKS) and Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), owner of Fred Meyer stores, that have stopped selling assault-style weapons or making sales to people under 21 years of age. Stores that continue to sell all kinds of guns include Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. (NASDAQ: BGFV) and Cabela’s, a sporting goods store that was acquired last year by privately held Bass Pro Shops.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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    Several analysts have weighed in on BGFV shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. ValuEngine raised shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.08.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Forward Pharma A/S(FWP)

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) fell 15.2 percent to $3.51 in pre-market trading after surging 88.18 percent on Tuesday.
    Pfenex Inc. (NASDAQ: PFNX) shares fell 15 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after the company announced an offering of common stock.
    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB) fell 17.6 percent to $47.75 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat results for its first quarter and issued a weak earnings forecast for the second quarter.
    Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) fell 13 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading after reporting weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) shares fell 12.1 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after reporting pricing of public offering of common stock.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) shares fell 9.8 percent to $27.31 in pre-market trading.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) fell 6.5 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) shares fell 5.8 percent to $71.02 in pre-market trading. Target reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales exceeded estimates.
    PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF) shares fell 5.7 percent to $42.42 in pre-market trading

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ:FWP) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

    NASDAQ:FWP opened at $2.49 on Thursday. Forward Pharma A/S has a fifty-two week low of $1.63 and a fifty-two week high of $7.93.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Before we get to our latest pick, here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Melinta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) Healthcare $1.74 104.01%
    Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PTX) Healthcare $0.83 84.40%
    Top Image Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: TISA) Healthcare $0.82 59.85%
    Jason Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: JASN) Healthcare $2.21 58.99%
    Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL) Financial $4.66 51.79%
    Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MARA) Healthcare $0.52 51.47%
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) Basic Materials $1.53 43.57%
    Dixie Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DXYN) Healthcare $1.40 42.86%
    Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) Services $1.41 39.60%
    Alliance MMA Inc. (NASDAQ: AMMA) Healthcare $4.95 36.18%

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) shares gained 88.18 percent to close at $4.14 on Tuesday.
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares jumped 18.04 percent to close at $0.3010 on Tuesday.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares gained 16.61 percent to close at $0.49 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd. (NASDAQ: ARCT) rose 16.09 percent to close at $7.00 on Tuesday.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 14.53 percent to close at $62.65 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
    NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSTG) shares surged 12.64 percent to close at $13.19.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 12.12 percent to close at $4.07 on Tuesday.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) shares climbed 11.58 percent to close at $6.55 on Tuesday.
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) rose 11.23 percent to close at $32.28 following a report from Reuters that the company is looking for a sale.
    iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) gained 11.15 percent to close at $22.52.
    Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT) rose 10.4 percent to close at $7.11.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) gained 10.26 percent to close at $3.33. Stein Mart is expected to release quarterly earnings on May 23.
    MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG) shares rose 10.11 percent to close at $8.06.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 8.2 percent to close at $8.18. Container Store reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter after the closing bell.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares gained 7.69 percent to close at $9.10 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.4 percent to close at $59.03 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.

     

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Oaktree Capital Group, LLC(OAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Miller, Jordan Wathen, and Jeremy Bowman]

    When it comes to dividend stocks, Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) is a household name. In fact, the beverage giant just approved its 57th consecutive annual dividend increase, bumping it up to $0.40 per share and a juicy yield of 3.5%. But if investors are looking for even bigger dividend yields for their portfolios, three Motley Fool contributors suggest taking a peek at Macy’s (NYSE:M), Oaktree Capital Group (NYSE:OAK), and General Motors (NYSE:GM). Here’s why.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    In this Market Foolery podcast, host Chris Hill has a special guest — Foolish investor-at-large Tim Hanson — and they lead off with a discussion of the annual letter, released Wednesday, from billionaire investing guru Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital (NYSE:OAK). In it, Marks expressed concern about the number of questionable deals happening in this low-interest environment, as an excess of optimism and high risk-tolerance send capital toward assets it should probably shun at current prices. Then Chris and Tim respond to a podcast listener who’s wondering whether he should keep holding on to his General Motors shares. Beyond that, there’s a timely retrospective on Tim’s time at the Fool, and an equally timely debate on a divisive and controversial question: Are fun-size Halloween candies “fun” or a travesty?

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its holdings in shares of Oaktree Capital Group LLC (NYSE:OAK) by 101.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 9,600 shares of the asset manager’s stock after buying an additional 4,826 shares during the quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company’s holdings in Oaktree Capital Group were worth $380,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Leo Sun, Chuck Saletta, and Jordan Wathen]

    With the bull market now over 9 years old, it might seem tough to find stocks that can still generate multibagger returns. But today, a trio of our Motley Fool contributors will highlight three stocks — JD.com (NASDAQ:JD), Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI), and Oaktree Capital Group (NYSE:OAK) — that all still have the potential to double your money over the long term. 

  • [By Anders Bylund, Timothy Green, and Brian Feroldi]

    Read on to see why our panelists suggest picking up Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI), Oaktree Capital (NYSE:OAK), and Q2 Holdings (NYSE:QTWO) right now.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Relaxing Retirement Coach lowered its stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VEA) by 17.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 19,460 shares of the company’s stock after selling 4,026 shares during the quarter. Relaxing Retirement Coach’s holdings in Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF were worth $723,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    RPTC Inc. boosted its position in VANGUARD TAX-MA/FTSE DEVELOPED MKTS (NYSEARCA:VEA) by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 114,120 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,423 shares during the period. VANGUARD TAX-MA/FTSE DEVELOPED MKTS makes up about 1.1% of RPTC Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 10th largest position. RPTC Inc.’s holdings in VANGUARD TAX-MA/FTSE DEVELOPED MKTS were worth $4,896,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Heritage Way Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of VANGUARD TAX-MA/FTSE DEVELOPED MKTS (NYSEARCA:VEA) by 10.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 129,626 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 12,161 shares during the quarter. VANGUARD TAX-MA/FTSE DEVELOPED MKTS makes up approximately 4.1% of Heritage Way Advisors LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 2nd biggest holding. Heritage Way Advisors LLC’s holdings in VANGUARD TAX-MA/FTSE DEVELOPED MKTS were worth $5,561,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Global stocks retreated on worries about Turkey, sending the Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (NYSEMKT:VEA) down 1.9%. The materials sector was the weakest among domestic issues; the Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLB) fell 1.4%. 

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.(AEIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its stake in Advanced Energy (NASDAQ:AEIS) by 0.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 651,524 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after buying an additional 5,673 shares during the quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned approximately 1.66% of Advanced Energy worth $41,632,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $78.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) by 9.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 166,076 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 14,950 shares during the period. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Advanced Energy Industries were worth $9,647,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Geo Group Inc (GEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GeoCoin (GEO) is a token. It was first traded on August 18th, 2013. GeoCoin’s total supply is 4,000,000 tokens and its circulating supply is 3,170,551 tokens. GeoCoin’s official Twitter account is @geo_coin. GeoCoin’s official website is geocoin.cash.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Geodrill (TSE:GEO) – Investment analysts at Clarus Securities dropped their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for Geodrill in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, May 7th. Clarus Securities analyst N. Sangmuah now forecasts that the company will earn $0.18 per share for the year, down from their prior forecast of $0.26.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GeoCoin (GEO) is a token. It launched on August 18th, 2013. GeoCoin’s total supply is 4,000,000 tokens and its circulating supply is 3,170,551 tokens. GeoCoin’s official Twitter account is @geo_coin. The official website for GeoCoin is geocoin.cash.

  • [By Leo Sun, Jamal Carnette, CFA, and Nicholas Rossolillo]

    AT&T’s (NYSE:T) massive moat, its high forward yield of 6.2%, and its status as a Dividend Aristocrat make it a favorite income investment for many investors. It might seem tough to find a stable company that pays a higher yield than AT&T, but three stocks fit that description: GEO Group (NYSE:GEO), Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners (NYSE:BEP), and CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GeoCoin (CURRENCY:GEO) traded down 5.4% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on July 5th. In the last week, GeoCoin has traded up 1.8% against the U.S. dollar. One GeoCoin token can currently be bought for approximately $0.84 or 0.00012896 BTC on major exchanges including Bittrex and Cryptopia. GeoCoin has a total market capitalization of $2.67 million and approximately $4,871.00 worth of GeoCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    The GEO Group Inc (NYSE:GEO) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: New Media Investment Group Inc.(NEWM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Jane Street Group LLC bought a new stake in New Media Investment Group Inc (NYSE:NEWM) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund bought 31,929 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $590,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    New Media Inv Group (NYSE: NEWM) and News (NASDAQ:NWS) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    New Media Investment Group Inc  (NYSE:NEWM)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on New Media Investment Group (NEWM)

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Myriad Genetics, Inc.(MYGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Myriad Genetics (MYGN) : “This is an early stage company. Good spec, bad chart.”

    Skechers USA (SKX) : “I think they’re doing well. I think it’s really good and they’ve done a good job.”

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Vermillion (NASDAQ: VRML) and Myriad Genetics (NASDAQ:MYGN) are both medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio grew its position in Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN) by 7.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 155,885 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,503 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio owned about 0.22% of Myriad Genetics worth $5,825,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: DRDGOLD Limited(DRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about DRDGOLD (NYSE:DRD) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DRDGOLD earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.4205191301077 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Greenfield African countries like Burkina Faso are starting to look very attractive for mining as the South African mining sector continues to face numerous headwinds. This week, shares of major South African mining stock like DRDGOLD Limited (NYSE: DRD), Gold Fields Limited (NYSE: GFI), Harmony Gold Mining Co (NYSE: HMY) and Sibanye-Stillwater (NYSE: SBGL) fell off amid news about further company retrenchments and a warning from the ruling African National Congress (ANC) against doing more job cuts.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Regency Centers Corporation(REG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department raised its holdings in shares of Regency Centers Corp (NYSE:REG) by 402.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 192,496 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 154,218 shares during the quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department’s holdings in Regency Centers were worth $11,353,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Loeb Partners Corp bought a new stake in Regency Centers Corp (NYSE:REG) during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 3,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $176,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Regency Centers (REG)

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Why Shares of Diebold Nixdorf Gained 116.2% in February

What happened

Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE:DBD) stock climbed 116.2%% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The ATM maker saw its share price soar after it published fourth-quarter results and gave an encouraging outlook for 2019.

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Diebold Nixdorf reported fourth-quarter earnings before the market opened on Feb. 13 and delivered results that came in significantly above the market’s expectations. The company also issued some encouraging guidance, suggesting the business may be turning a corner on the heels of a prolonged period of weak performance and debt concerns that have caused the stock to lose roughly three-quarters of its value over the last five years.  

A Diebold Nixdorf cash drawer.

Image source: Diebold Nixdorf.

So what

Diebold Nixdorf’s fourth-quarter sales rose 3.2% (or 6.6% on a currency-adjusted basis) to reach roughly $1.29 billion and beat the average analyst estimate target for revenue of $1.22 billion. Per-share loss for the period came in at $0.08, significantly worse than the analyst estimate’s target for a breakeven quarter, but the company’s adjusted EBITDA was up 20.9% year over year to reach $126.7 million. 

The company also issued a promising outlook for 2019, with stable product demand and benefits from its ongoing expense reduction initiative paving the way for improved performance. Shares gained 39% in the trading session that followed the earnings release, and the stock continued to increase through the month. 

Now what

After posting negative free cash flow of $163 million in 2018, Diebold Nixdorf expects to be cash flow neutral in 2019 thanks to better-than-expected progress on its expense reduction initiative. The company is trimming its employee head count, streamlining its product offerings, and implementing other cost-reduction steps. It hopes to achieve roughly $400 million in cost savings from 2019 through 2021 — up from its previous target for savings of $250 million. Diebold Nixdorf is also divesting from some of its business ventures. Shares trade at roughly 31 times this year’s expected earnings

Top Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now

Big bull Rakesh Jhunjhunwala holds 1.19 crore shares in DLF, according to a disclosure made for the first time by India’s largest real estate company. As per information available on BSE, the company’s equity base comprised 178.40 crore shares as on March 31, 2018. His stake thus equals 0.67 percent of the company’s total equity.

At today’s price of Rs 216, Jhunjhunwala’s DLF stake is worth Rs 257 crore. According to a source, his last purchase was at Rs 170. JP Morgan has an ‘overweight’ rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 280 by March 1, 2019.

The information of Jhunjhunwala’s holding in DLF was so far not made public as neither DLF nor the billionaire investor was legally required to disclose this. Neither is it required now but nonetheless, the company has made it public.

The big bull made his first share purchase of the Delhi-based realtor in 2016, according to the source. He bought and sold shares of the company during 2017-18, according to the annual report. At the start of the last financial year (April-March), he held 75 lakh shares of the company equivalent to 0.42 percent stake in the company.

Top Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Financial Institutions Inc.(FISI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Financial Institutions Inc  (NASDAQ:FISI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Financial Institutions (FISI)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Financial Institutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISI) – Piper Jaffray Companies upped their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Financial Institutions in a research report issued on Monday, February 4th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst M. Breese now expects that the bank will earn $0.61 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.60. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Financial Institutions’ Q2 2019 earnings at $0.62 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.69 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.70 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $2.62 EPS and Q3 2020 earnings at $0.76 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Financial Institutions (FISI)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) and Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

Top Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Education Realty Trust Inc.(EDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    E-Dinar Coin (CURRENCY:EDR) traded up 6% against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on February 20th. Over the last week, E-Dinar Coin has traded 3.4% higher against the US dollar. One E-Dinar Coin coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0074 or 0.00000186 BTC on major exchanges including LocalTrade, Livecoin, Exrates and YoBit. E-Dinar Coin has a total market cap of $6.55 million and approximately $2.04 million worth of E-Dinar Coin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Endor Protocol (CURRENCY:EDR) traded up 4.7% against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 13:00 PM ET on September 23rd. Over the last week, Endor Protocol has traded 18.1% higher against the US dollar. One Endor Protocol token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0718 or 0.00001074 BTC on exchanges including Bilaxy, Kucoin, IDEX and DEx.top. Endor Protocol has a total market cap of $38.92 million and $776,781.00 worth of Endor Protocol was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Education Realty Trust (NYSE:EDR) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the real estate shares surged 0.32 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE: PEI), up 4 percent, and Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: EDR) up 3 percent.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    E-Dinar Coin (CURRENCY:EDR) traded down 3% against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on August 16th. One E-Dinar Coin coin can now be purchased for $0.0088 or 0.00000139 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including LocalTrade, YoBit, Exrates and Livecoin. E-Dinar Coin has a total market capitalization of $7.83 million and $35,745.00 worth of E-Dinar Coin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, E-Dinar Coin has traded down 8.1% against the U.S. dollar.

Top Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: icad inc.(ICAD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    iCAD (NASDAQ:ICAD) announced its earnings results on Tuesday. The technology company reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.06, Bloomberg Earnings reports. iCAD had a negative net margin of 61.83% and a negative return on equity of 59.65%.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Netshoes (Cayman) Limited (NASDAQ: NETS) shares dipped 43.73 percent to close at $2.87 on Tuesday as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.
    Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) shares dropped 29.01 percent to close at $0.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares fell 22.2 percent to close at $0.340 after reporting Q1 miss.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) fell 19.95 percent to close at $12.08 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) fell 19.68 percent to close at $3.775 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) dropped 18.47 percent to close at $9.62 on Tuesday after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) declined 16.21 percent to close at $2.43. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALJJ) shares fell 16.13 percent to close at $1.79.
    Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) shares dropped 14.93 percent to close at $13.16 following a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Restoration Robotics Inc (NASDAQ: HAIR) fell 14.42 percent to close at $3.68 after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    iCAD, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICAD) declined 13.01 percent to close at $3.41 following Q1 results.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) fell 12.44 percent to close at $1.97.
    Histogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HSGX) declined 12.24 percent to close at $2.15.
    AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) fell 12.1 percent to close at $39.60 following Q3 earnings.
    Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ: HNRG) fell 11.1 percent to close at $6.49.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) dropped 10.66 percent to close at $16.93 on Tuesday.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) slipp

Top 10 Stocks For 2019

Hilton Food Group (LON:HFG)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by Peel Hunt in a report released on Tuesday.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Numis Securities cut shares of Hilton Food Group to an “add” rating in a report on Thursday, July 19th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Hilton Food Group in a report on Wednesday, May 23rd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 898 ($11.70).

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Shares of HFG stock opened at GBX 1,010 ($13.16) on Tuesday. Hilton Food Group has a 1 year low of GBX 620 ($8.08) and a 1 year high of GBX 900 ($11.72).

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Edge Therapeutics, Inc.(EDGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Edge Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: EDGE) dropped 92.6% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $1.15. Shares closed at $15.59 on Tuesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $17.77. Volume was nearly 300 times the daily average of around 160,000 shares. The company ended a trial after reporting poor results.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Edge Therapeutics (NASDAQ:EDGE) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about Edge Therapeutics (NASDAQ:EDGE) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Edge Therapeutics earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 42.6657723226264 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Edge Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: EDGE) dropped 14.5% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $1.12. Shares closed at $1.31 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $17.77. Volume was nearly 20 times the daily average of around 700,000 shares. The company on Wednesday ended a trial after reporting poor results and shares fell more than 90% on the news.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Edge Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:EDGE) shares were down 6.8% on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $1.07 and last traded at $1.10. Approximately 1,087,000 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 7% from the average daily volume of 1,164,140 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.18.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Macy's Inc(M)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) announced a big investment in cannabis producer Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC), and Macy’s (NYSE:M) reported second-quarter results.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    A lot has changed since then, however. J.C. Penney badly underperformed its own comparable sales target in the second half of 2016, as comparable sales fell instead of hitting the 3-4% mark the company had projected. Its peers continued to struggle — Macy’s (NYSE:M), Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS), and Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) all reported declining comps in the fourth quarter, and Macy’s said last year it would close 100 stores.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) will share its most recent quarterly earnings on Tuesday. The consensus estimates call for $2.68 in earnings per share (EPS) on $8.65 billion in revenue. Shares ended the week at $26.74, in a 52-week trading range of $17.41 to $33.73. The consensus price target is $26.69.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Other than the Target plan, the largest plans announced to date are Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M), which aims to hire 80,000 seasonal workers, and FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), which intends to hire 55,000.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA) surged on Wednesday following a positive quarterly report from department store Macy’s (NYSE:M). Ascena’s second-quarter report in March was disappointing, leading to a steep drop in the stock price, but it seems that investors are now hoping that a rising tide will lift all boats. Shares of Ascena were up about 15% at 12:20 p.m. EDT.

  • [By ]

    Meanwhile, Eade was pleased with Macy’s (M) latest results, which posted same store sales growth of 4.2%, topping estimates of 1.4%.

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Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Pioneer Floating Rate Trust(PHD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about Pioneer Floating Rate Trust (NYSE:PHD) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pioneer Floating Rate Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 45.2372665895122 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about Pioneer Floating Rate Trust (NYSE:PHD) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pioneer Floating Rate Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the investment management company an impact score of 46.8710327510951 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: CVR Refining, LP(CVRR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Allied Advisory Services Inc. purchased a new position in shares of CVR Refining LP (NYSE:CVRR) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund purchased 12,844 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $286,000.

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    The Big Boys’ Pick
    Of the group, CVRR (NYSE: CVRR) is in the best position. Apparently, Mr. Icahn agrees, which is why he owns 5.7 million shares, a stake worth more than $100 million. Other big institutional owners include the likes of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    CVR Refining (NYSE:CVRR) had its price target decreased by Citigroup from $25.00 to $21.00 in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday, MarketBeat reports. Citigroup currently has a hold rating on the oil and gas company’s stock.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI) dropped over 12% today after the holding company announced an interesting stock exchange offer for unitholders of its subsidiary, CVR Refining (NYSE:CVRR). The transaction will allow for up to 37.1 million units of the refiner to be exchanged for up to 23.5 million shares of the parent company, or at a 0.6335-to-1 ratio. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Nicholas Financial Inc.(NICK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ: NICK) and Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Nicholas Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:NICK) major shareholder Adam K. Peterson acquired 5,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 9th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $10.80 per share, for a total transaction of $59,400.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CPI Card Group (NASDAQ: PMTS) and Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ:NICK) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ: NICK) and CPI Card Group (NASDAQ:PMTS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ: NICK) and Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Optibase Ltd.(OBAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Optibase (NASDAQ:OBAS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Optibase earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.6853785900783 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Amedisys Inc(AMED)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas lessened its holdings in Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED) by 8.2% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 5,858 shares of the health services provider’s stock after selling 525 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Amedisys were worth $501,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Amedisys earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the health services provider an impact score of 47.9961433227786 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Stephens reissued their hold rating on shares of Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) in a report published on Tuesday. They currently have a $78.00 price objective on the health services provider’s stock.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: OneMain Holdings, Inc.(OMF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    OneMain Holdings Inc (NYSE:OMF) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Financial Group upped their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for shares of OneMain in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, February 12th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst J. Hecht now anticipates that the financial services provider will post earnings of $1.30 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $1.28. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for OneMain’s FY2019 earnings at $5.57 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $1.42 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $1.38 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $1.63 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $1.61 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $6.04 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on OneMain (OMF)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    OneMain (NYSE: OMF) and Provident Financial (OTCMKTS:FPLPY) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    OneMain (NYSE:OMF) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Netlist, Inc.(NLST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    On Sept. 11, Netlist Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) gained 542% in the wake of news that the company had been victorious in a patent lawsuit.

    This ruling related to one of the company’s most lucrative patents. While not conclusive, CEO C.K. Hong says that this latest development will allow a final decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission within the next several months.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Netlist (NASDAQ:NLST)’s share price gapped up before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $0.10, but opened at $0.14. Netlist shares last traded at $0.16, with a volume of 5420 shares.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ:NLST) shares reached a new 52-week low during trading on Wednesday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The company traded as low as $0.13 and last traded at $0.12, with a volume of 3655 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $0.12.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    On Sept. 11, Netlist Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) gained 542% in the wake of news that the company had been victorious in a patent lawsuit.

    This ruling related to one of the company’s most lucrative patents. While not conclusive, CEO C.K. Hong says that this latest development will allow a final decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission within the next several months.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) stock fell steeply in Friday trading after reporting a big “earnings miss” Thursday evening, closing the day down 13.2% 

    XPO said it earned $0.72 per share pro forma in the fourth quarter of 2018 and only $0.62 per share GAAP. Analysts, who usually give their estimates in pro forma form, had predicted the transportation and logistics company would earn $0.83 per share.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    By following an aggressive acquisition strategy known as a rollup, XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) has grown its revenue by 100 times in recent years.

    In the following segment from Industry Focus: Energy, Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker and host Nick Sciple discuss how Barker discovered XPO, the advantages and risks of a rollup strategy, and the basics of XPO’s business.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a good day on Wall Street, as positive news on the domestic political front spurred market participants to send stock benchmarks to substantial gains. Earnings season has reached its peak, but overall, investors have been a lot more comfortable with the idea that sustained economic growth could last further into 2019 than they were during the stock market’s swoon in December. Nevertheless, not every company was able to find success during a tough period. Newell Brands (NYSE:NWL), TrueCar (NASDAQ:TRUE), and XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) were among the worst performers. Here’s why they did so poorly.

5 of the Best Stocks Under $10 for 2019

At Zacks, we try to avoid labeling stocks as “cheap” or “expensive.” Instead, we opt to look beyond a stock’s face value, and our system puts an emphasis on earnings estimate revisions to find stocks that will hopefully be winners for investors.

With that said, low-priced stocks can still be attractive to investors as they present the chance to take a larger position in a company, which they might not be able to in higher-priced stocks. When searching for these low-priced stocks, we still look for similar trends in growth, value, and momentum. Then we apply the Zacks Rank to properly analyze the potential that these companies have.

Today we’ve highlighted five stocks that are currently trading for under $10 per share. All of these stocks currently sport a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) or better, and the selected companies are showing signs of outpacing the market throughout 2019.

Check out these five great stocks under $10 for 2019:

1. Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU )

Prior Close: $9.04

Glu Mobile is a global developer and publisher of free-to-play mobile video games, such as MLB Tap Baseball 2018, Deer Hunter, Kim Kardashian Hollywood, and more. The firm saw its 2018 revenue surge 28% to reach $366.6 million. GLUU stock has climbed 12% to start the year and it has some new games entering beta, including a Disney/Pixar (DIS ) title, that could help the company expand this year.

Glu Mobile’s adjusted current-quarter EPS share figure is projected to climb 67%, based on our current Zacks Consensus Estimate. Meanwhile, the company’s full-year 2019 earnings are projected to skyrocket 230% on the back of 16% revenue growth. The company’s positive earnings estimate revision activity helps it earn a Zacks rank Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Plus, investors should remember that mobile gaming is on the rise as part of the broader video game market expansion.

2. Digital Turbine, Inc. (APPS )

Prior Close: $3.05 USD

Digital Turbine is coming off a fiscal third quarter that saw it top earnings and revenue estimates. The company operates in our Internet – Software industry and its business tries to connect OEMs, mobile operators, and publishers with advertisers and app developers. APPS’ positive earnings revision activity helps it earn a #1 (Strong Buy) rank.

The Austin, Texas-based company is expected to swing from an adjusted loss of $0.01 per share in the year-ago period to earnings of $0.02 a share in the current quarter, for a 300% expansion. This impressive bottom-line growth is projected to continue in the following quarter and the coming fiscal year. Meanwhile, Digital Turbine’s bottom-line expansion is expected to be supported by 26.7% revenue growth in Q4.

3. Trivago (TRVG )

Prior Close: $5.41 USD

Trivago is a German-based hotel and accommodation search platform that closed 2018 with the ability to connect customers in over 190 countries to more than three million hotels and alternative accommodations, such as private apartments. Shares of TRVG have tumbled 37% over the last year from almost $9 a share to below $6. With that said, the company operates in a high-margin business and Trivago saw its profits jump in the fourth quarter, while the company’s consolidated revenue per qualified referral jumped 13%.

Peeking ahead, our Zacks Consensus Estimate calls for the company’s adjusted Q1 fiscal 2019 earnings to soar 129%. This bottom-line growth is expected to continue for the full year with 2019’s earnings projected to skyrocket over 214%. On top of that, Trivago’s 2020 revenue is projected to climb 7.8% above our current year estimate that calls for a 2.4% decline. Trivago is currently a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) based, in part, on its positive earnings estimate revision activity.

4. Radiant Logistics Inc. (RLGT )

Prior Close: $6.13 USD

Radiant Logistics is a global transportation and supply chain management firm that operates everything from retail sector white-glove delivery services to heavy machinery transportation. Shares of RLGT have soared over 44% so far this year and the company is part of the Transportation – Air Freight and Cargo industry that currently rests in the top 7% of our 256 Zacks industries.

Radiant is a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) right now that boasts “A” grades for Value, Growth, and Momentum in our Style Scores system. Plus, the company is trading at a respectable P/E of 12.5, which comes in just above its industry’s 11.7X average. The company is also expected to see its adjusted current-year earnings soar over 62% on the back of 13.6% revenue growth.

5. Telenav, Inc. (TNAV )

Prior Close: $5.98 USD

Telenav provides connected car and location-based services and saw 1.3 million vehicles equipped with its technology enter the global market last quarter. The company works with companies such as General Motors (GM ) and Toyota (TM ) . Investors might also be happy to note that Telenav just recently announced a partnership with Amazon (AMZN ) to bring its widely popular Alexa voice assistant technology to Telenav’s navigation system offerings.

TNAV stock has soared 47% in 2019 and the company’s positive earnings estimate revision activity helps it sport a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Telenav is expected to see its current-quarter earnings surge over 78% on the back of a 269% jump in revenue. Meanwhile, the connected car tech firm’s full-year EPS is projected to surge roughly 76%, with its top-line expected to soar 101% to reach $214.17 million. The company also rocks an “A” grade for Growth and has a P/S ratio of 1.87, which falls below some of its peers.

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