Hot Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2018

New York, NY, based Investment company Saba Capital Management, L.P. buys Clough Global Opportunities Fund, General American Investors, Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, JC Penney Co Inc, American Airlines Group Inc, Energy XXI Gulf Coast Inc, Hertz Global Holdings Inc, Clough Global Equity Fund, Tenet Healthcare Corp, sells Allergan PLC, Franklin Templeton Duration Inc Tr, Putnam Premier Income Trust, MFS Charter Income Trust, Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Domestic Debt Fund during the 3-months ended 2017-03-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Saba Capital Management, L.P.. As of 2017-03-31, Saba Capital Management, L.P. owns 80 stocks with a total value of $879 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: JCP, AAL, EXXI, CNX, SVU, AVP, MBI, RAD, HYT, BOE, Added Positions: GLO, GAM, AOD, VRX, HTZ, GLQ, THC, GNW, CYH, GLV, Reduced Positions: AGN, FTF, MCR, EDD, MMT, CIF, HYG, THS, MTG, HIO, Sold Out: PPT, TSLA, BGX, DSL, EVG,

For the details of Saba Capital Management, L.P.’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Saba+Capital+Management%2C+L.P.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2018: Corrections Corporation of America(CXW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) shares rose 47.1 percent to $3.22 in pre-market trading after jumping 54.23 percent on Wednesday.
    Digital Power Corporation (NYSE: DPW) rose 27.6 percent to $0.800 in pre-market trading after gaining 9.79 percent on Wednesday.
    Social Reality Inc (NASDAQ: SRAX) shares rose 23.1 percent to $7.16 in the pre-market trading session after surging 37.59 percent on Wednesday.
    China Auto Logistics Inc (NASDAQ: CALA) rose 16.9 percent to $4.15 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.11 percent on Wednesday.
    Riot Blockchain Inc (NASDAQ: RIOT) rose 15.1 percent to $18.40 in pre-market trading after climbing 42.01 percent on Wednesday.
    Seven Stars Cloud Group Inc (NASDAQ: SSC) rose 14.5 percent to $2.85 in the pre-market trading session after gaining 0.40 percent on Wednesday.
    Affimed NV (NASDAQ: AFMD) shares rose 14.3 percent to $2.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.88 percent on Wednesday.
    Corecivic Inc (NYSE: CXW) rose 10.2 percent to $25.56 in pre-market trading after climbing 0.65 percent on Wednesday.
    LM Funding America, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMFA) rose 9.6 percent to $3.30 in pre-market trading after surging 34.98 percent on Wednesday.
    U.S. Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ: GROW) rose 7.2 percent to $3.30 in pre-market trading after dropping 8.06 percent on Wednesday.
    Xunlei Ltd (NASDAQ: XNET) rose 6.8 percent to $25.61 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.74 percent on Wednesday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.9 percent to $13.00 in pre-market trading after gaining 21.34 percent on Wednesday.
    Addus Homecare Corporation (NASDAQ: ADUS) rose 5.5 percent to $35.60 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.69 percent on Wednesday.
    TOP SHIPS Inc (NASDAQ: TOPS) rose 5.2 percent to $0.528 in pre-market trading after falling 10.36 percent on Wednesday.
    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: TEVA) rose 4.7 percent to $14.11 in pre-market trading. Teva Pharma
  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Corrections Corporation of America (NYSE: CXW) was trading up 7.8% at $20.97 shortly before Monday’s closing bell. GEO Group Inc. (NYSE: GEO) was up 2.2% at $31.29.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    If a potential Trump impeachment appears to be progressing, traders should watch for potential buying opportunities in the following places:

    U.S. companies with primarily domestic exposure and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY).
    Bank stocks and the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE: XLF).
    Prison stocks Corecivic Inc (NYSE: CXW) and The GEO Group Inc (NYSE: GEO).
    Energy and coal stocks, including the Market Vectors Coal ETF (NYSE: KOL).

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  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Height Securities said in a note that the recent drama surrounding Sessions, known as a friend to the industry, has scared the wits out of investors in Corecivic Inc (NYSE: CXW) and The GEO Group Inc (NYSE: GEO).

Hot Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2018: Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.(BWLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Is Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) original programming likeThe Crown more interesting to watch than the Golden State Warriors’ bid to run away with the NBA championship? Could be, as the movie streaming giant continues to add to its subscriber base while sports bars like Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) lose customers quarter after quarter.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Dave & Busters Entertainmenttripling in valuebefore falling back whilesmall cap upscale gentlemen’s clubs and restaurant ownerRCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: RICK) began taking off in 2016 and small capBuffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) is being acquired by Arbys Restaurant Group:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Dave & Busters Entertainment being a pretty steady performer up until June while potential peer, upscale gentlemen’s clubs and restaurant ownerRCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: RICK), took off last yearand Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) has started to fall off:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Meanwhile, over on Real Money, Cramer looks at the heated battle at Buffalo Wild Wings  (BWLD) and says activism still lives. Get his insight strategies with a free trial subscription to Real Money.

  • [By Hilary Kramer]

     We welcome host of Fox Business Network’s Making Money with Charles Payne to this year’s contest. When he’s not on air, the rags-to-riches financial guru is editing his free weekly newsletter, Charles Payne’s Smart Talk, as well as his new newsletter, Charles Payne’sSmart Investing, which allows individuals insights into picks that were formerly only available to institutions.

    Payne is going with the owner, operator and franchiser of a wildly popular sports and wings bar for this year’s pick: Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD).

    With commodities prices in the dumps, BWLD stands to benefit as Americans have more cash lining their pockets thanks to lower gas prices. That’s cash, Charles reasons, that Buffalo Wild Wings will be able to claim a chunk of. Not to mention the fact that if chicken prices remain subdued, it’ll mean a beefier bottom line.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2018: KeyCorp(KEY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We believe investors should continue to own three types of bank stocks: “Return of Capital (RC) Stocks”, “Risk On (RO) Stocks”, and “Multiple Revaluation (MR) Stocks.” RC stocks include M&T Bank (MTB), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), and SunTrust Banks (STI); RO stocks include Bank of America, Popular (BPOP), Citigroup, JPMorgan, and KeyCorp (KEY); and MR stocks include BB&T (BBT) and PNC Financial Services Group (PNC).

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    But then there was good news from rail transport company CSX (CSX ) , which saw growth in every one of its business lines. Foot Locker (FL) also surprised to the upside, sending shares up a quick 5.3%. Cramer fave and Action Alerts PLUS holding KeyCorp (KEY) also delivered, as did paint maker Sherwin-Williams (SHW) .

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Jon Najarian said he noticed big options volume in the December weekly, 18 strike calls in KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY). He decided to follow the trade and he is going to hold the position for 1 to 2 days.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    On the show’s “Lightning Round” segment, Jim Cramer was bullish on Penn National Gaming (PENN) , KeyCorp (KEY) and TherapeuticsMD (TXMD) .

    Quiet Breakups

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    That said, I never completely abandoned the space. I remain long Citigroup (C) , I am flat KeyCorp (KEY) , having managed to maximize that trade earlier this year. Recently, your pal even reloaded his Goldman Sachs (GS) long after having trimmed that position appropriately. That, friends, is based on my belief that volatility will allow this legendary firm to reclaim its reputation. This one, I’ll watch with great anticipation. They report on Tuesday, April 17. My trigger finger itches now.

Upcoming Earnings Reports to Watch: BBBY, BLK, DAL

Stocks opened lower and stayed in the red throughout early morning trading Friday after reports emerged suggesting that President Trump is doubling down on tariffs and has ordered the U.S. Trade Representative to consider new charges on an additional $100 million in Chinese imports.

The move is an extension of trade disputes between the U.S. and China that stretch back to early March, when the Trump administration announced tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. Concerns that this issue would snowball into a full-blown, tit-for-tat trade war escalated this week as both nations released their own lists of products to target.

All of these tariffs are part of ongoing negotiations, and it is unclear exactly how things will unfold just yet. Nevertheless, trade anxiety is high and could control the direction of stocks until earnings season gets cranking over the next few weeks.

The upcoming week is not packed with reports, but it does mark the unofficial start of earnings season with the big financials announcing next Friday. With that said, investors can always use the Zacks Earnings Calendar to plan out their schedules for earnings, dividend announcements, and other important financial releases. This handy tool is your perfect one-stop-shop to properly prepare for the market events that will have an impact on your own portfolio.

In this piece, we will be taking a look at three of the most-important reports to anticipate before the big financials announce on Friday. Make sure to keep an eye on these companies as they prepare to report during the week of April 9!

1. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY )

Bed Bath & Beyond is a retailer offering a wide selection of domestics merchandise and home furnishings. The company is slated to announce its latest quarterly financial results after the closing bell on April 11. Shares of BBBY have slumped nearly 4% in the month ahead of its report date.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings is pegged at $1.41 per share, which would represent a drop of more than 23% from the year-ago period. Our consensus estimate for revenue is calling for net sales of $3.67 billion, which would represent growth of nearly 4%. The stock is sporting a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) ahead of the report.

 

2. BlackRock, Inc. (BLK )

Investment management behemoth BlackRock is set to report its first-quarter earnings results before the market opens on April 12. BlackRock shares have dipped during recent market volatility, but the stock is still up nearly 36% since this time last year. The Zacks Consensus Estimate is calling for adjusted earnings of $6.46 per share, which would represent growth of 23%.

Meanwhile, BlackRock’s quarterly revenues are expected to climb 15.5% to touch $3.26 billion, based on our current consensus estimate. Heading into the report, BLK is trading with a Forward P/E of about 17.7, which is a noticeable premium to its industry’s average. Investors will hope that BlackRock can justify that premium with solid results.

 

3. Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL )

Delta is scheduled to release its latest quarterly earnings results before the opening bell on April 12. The company recently issued an encouraging outlook with respect to total revenue per available seat miles for the quarter, with the metric expected to improve by approximately 5%. Overall, the Zacks Consensus Estimate is projecting adjusted earnings of $0.73 per share.

This bottom line result would represent a year-over-year dip of about 5%. Meanwhile, our consensus revenue estimate is projecting net sales of $9.82 billion, which would mark a 7% improvement from the prior-year period.

 

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Where Will Bitcoin Prices Go From Here?

The meteoric rise of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and the burst of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) was one of the biggest financial stories of 2017. Suddenly “cryptorich” investors and founders heralded cryptocurrency as the next wave of technological innovation and the markets reflected the new-found optimism.

But after a rough few months, Bitcoin is down roughly 60% since its all-time high in December, despite a surge on Thursday.

A few hundred billion has been axed from the total market capitalization of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as more and more investors — wary of regulatory uncertainty, tax season, and the fallout from Mt. Gox’s bankruptcy — get out.

As the latest negative factors get priced in, what’s next?

The Bulls: Adoption Is Coming

According to Bitcoin bulls, the buzz around blockchain still hasn’t reached mainstream consumers or investors. While only 54% of Americans invest in the market in any form, only 8% have put money into crypto assets, which means the market still hasn’t reached beyond the early innovators and a small number of early adopters. 

“Since consumers demand that payments are made very fast, the key for adoption is a seamless integration with what they are used to at the checkout,” said Steven Hatzakis, Global Director of Research, Forex and Crypto at ForexBrokers.com.

That’s starting to happen now. Companies including Overstock.com, Expedia, and Microsoft accept Bitcoin payments. Crypto-based payment processors BitPay and Coinbase offer integrations available for Shopify e-commerce stores, as does Square, which began offering Bitcoin payments last year.

According to the bulls, the real innovation — one that will help push cryptocurrencies and assets over the chasm and into mainstream adoption — will happen when these assets are an easy medium of exchange. When giants like Amazon, Walmart, and Costco hop on the bandwagon too, it will mark a significant shift in helping early majority consumers adopt cryptocurrency.

The Bears: Crypto as a ‘Currency’ Is Pure Hype

Bears question cryptocurrencies’ legality and point to enforcement as an early indicator for support. Commissioners at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and sister agency the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have called for increased enforcement of existing rules and an overhaul of the existing regulatory scheme.

Big names in the investment world are bearish, too. Warren Buffett’s partner in Berkshire Hathaway, Charlie Munger, called Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies “bubbles.” And in the February annual meeting at the Daily Journal — a separate company that Munger chairs without Buffett –Munger shared more of his bearish outlook on crypto. “I expect the world to do silly things from time to time, because everybody wants easy money,” he said. “Our government’s lax approach to it is wrong. The right answer with stuff that bad is to step on it hard.”

Meanwhile, the private sector isn’t waiting for the regulators. In March and April, MailChimp, Google Adwords, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat all banned cryptocurrency and “Initial Coin Offering” marketing and advertising through their services. Country-wide bans in Nigeria, the People’s Republic of China, Bangladesh, Colombia, and to some extent, Russia, weigh heavily on Bitcoin’s ability to displace fiat currencies.

Can Blockchain Innovation Power Other Stocks, Too?

Crypto bulls argue that blockchain is so powerful — amounting to the “next Internet” — that the technology will not only lift cryptocurrency and Bitcoin prices but also the price of equities that deploy the technology. Case in point: according to an IBM survey, 16 percent of healthcare executives expect to have a commercial blockchain solution at scale sometime this year. IBM’s Watson has a two-year agreement with the FDA to explore how blockchain technology can enable secure data-sharing of records, clinical trials, and genomic testing.

Bulls say that decentralized platforms will reduce costs, eliminate fraud, improve value-based care, shorten payment cycles, and eliminate reconciliation costs across all industries, including transportation, storage, retail, marketing, durables and healthcare. The innovation that  blockchain brings is going to enable practically any company to better serve its market.

Tangible signs of implementation could dominate the rest of 2018. Hatzakis explained that “a combination of faster off-chain transactions — such as the Lightning Network — will enable faster point-of-sale payments to be made and accepted (then verified on-chain on a post-sale basis), which should help make crypto payments more seamless, faster and potentially scalable for broader use.”

Crypto evangelist and advisor Adryenn Ashley wrote that a convergence is coming this year, and “through tokenized economies and incentives paired with AI and machine learning, blockchain companies will be able to improve care, reduce fraud, and utilize improved data and forecasting to reduce costs.”

Blockchain and Fraud

Blockchain can also address the massive amount of fraud in most markets, even its own, say the bulls. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners says that “blockchain is no mere hype train” but a technology offering security and utility that can significantly reduce fraud in several markets, from diamond trading to insurance claims to Medicare reimbursements.

In an email exchange, former CFTC commissioner Bart Chilton said that while the Initial Coin Offering market is “absolutely rife with fraud,” ironically “blockchain is front-and-center one of the answers to that predicament” given its effectiveness at shining light on any practically every transaction.

Following the recent rough few months, which side will win out in the short run? Hatzakis noted that one factor is that we’re at the “end of the U.S. tax season where users had to sell crypto to pay off significant tax liabilities related to their crypto trading in 2017.”

According to Hatzakis, it’s the same seasonality every year: “Quarter two is historically a bullish period for crypto,” he notes.

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Insider Selling: AAR Corp. (AIR) CEO Sells 48,500 Shares of Stock

AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR) CEO David P. Storch sold 48,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, April 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.73, for a total transaction of $2,120,905.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 666,673 shares in the company, valued at approximately $29,153,610.29. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

NYSE AIR traded up $0.17 on Wednesday, reaching $43.80. 155,912 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 276,410. AAR Corp. has a one year low of $32.57 and a one year high of $45.60. The stock has a market cap of $1,482.60, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.21 and a beta of 1.22. The company has a current ratio of 2.86, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21.

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AAR (NYSE:AIR) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, March 20th. The aerospace company reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.48 by $0.01. AAR had a net margin of 1.34% and a return on equity of 6.02%. The company had revenue of $456.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $475.89 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.39 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 12.1% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that AAR Corp. will post 1.81 EPS for the current year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Magnetar Financial LLC bought a new stake in AAR during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $449,000. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in AAR by 4.7% during the 4th quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 325,904 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $12,805,000 after acquiring an additional 14,601 shares during the period. Arizona State Retirement System raised its stake in AAR by 223.2% during the 4th quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 54,117 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $2,126,000 after acquiring an additional 37,371 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. grew its holdings in AAR by 15.9% during the 4th quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 236,924 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $9,309,000 after buying an additional 32,443 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas purchased a new stake in AAR during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $442,000. Institutional investors own 89.38% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on AIR shares. Seaport Global Securities upgraded shares of AAR from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $39.00 to $50.00 in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of AAR from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Canaccord Genuity upgraded shares of AAR from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $42.00 to $46.00 in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of AAR from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of AAR from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $49.00.

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AAR Company Profile

AAR CORP. (AAR) is a provider of services and products to the commercial aviation and government and defense markets. The Company operates in two segments: Aviation Services, which consists of supply chain and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) activities, and Expeditionary Services, which includes airlift and mobility activities.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for AAR (NYSE:AIR)

Hot China Stocks To Own For 2019

A Chinese company is set to become a casualty of Beijing’s new tariffs on US exports.

China’s move this week to slap tariffs on $3 billion worth of US imports, including pork products, is a blow to Virginia-based Smithfield Foods, the world’s biggest pork producer.

Smithfield was bought in 2013 by China’s WH Group for around $5 billion in what at the time was the biggest ever foreign takeover of a US company.

“There’s no doubt that the new tariff regime will be a headache for WH Group,” said Loren Puette, director at ChinaAg, an agricultural research firm.

The Hong Kong-listed shares of WH Group (WHGLY) have plunged more than 11% since Beijing first proposed sanctioning imports of pork from the United States less than two weeks ago. On Monday, it went ahead with a 25% tariff on all pork imports.

China is the third largest international market by value for American pork producers. Last year, they exported almost half a million tons of hog meat — worth about $1.1 billion — to the country, according to the United States Meat Export Federation, an industry group.

Hot China Stocks To Own For 2019: Clean Diesel Technologies Inc.(CDTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTI) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.18 per share on revenue of $10.25 million.

    Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $22.10 million.

Hot China Stocks To Own For 2019: Sina Corporation(SINA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    SINA Corp (NASDAQ: SINA), which has a stake in Weibo, also tumbled.

    Weibo confirmed that the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China or SAPPRFT has ordered local authorities to take measures to suspend audio and video services of some internet companies.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    It was quickly followed by two other Chinese social media sites: SINA Corp (NASDAQ: SINA) and Momo Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ: MOMO).

    Weibo Responds

    Weibo issued a press release later in the day saying it would cooperate with the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares ofSINA Corporation(NASDAQ:SINA)rose 25.8% in 2016,according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, following a pair of stronger-than-expected quarterly reports from the Chinese internet leader in the second half.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Warren Buffett famously told investors to be “fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.” Dedicated followers of that mantra would probably dismiss Chinese online media giant SINA (NASDAQ:SINA) — which rallied 120% over the past 12 months to a six-year high — as a “greedy” play.

Hot China Stocks To Own For 2019: Renesola Ltd.(SOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Wall Street expects ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) to report a quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $256.05 million. ReneSola shares gained 2.50 percent to close at $1.23 on Friday.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $256.05 million.

    America’s Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.58 per share on revenue of $149.13 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Aimmune Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: AIMT) shares jumped 35 percent to $34.64 in response to failed DBVT peanut allergy trial.
    Exactech, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXAC) shares surged 30.9 percent to $41.88 after the company agreed to be acquired by TPG Capital for $42 per share in cash.
    Dextera Surgical Inc (NASDAQ: DXTR) shares climbed 27.6 percent to $0.238 after surging 40.48 percent on Friday.
    Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ: PETS) jumped 21.8 percent to $44.73 as the company reported better-than-expected Q2 results.
    SenesTech Inc (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 21.7 percent to $1.95 after the company disclosed that Univar will be marketing and selling ContraPest.
    Yulong Eco-Materials Ltd (NASDAQ: YECO) shares gained 18.3 percent to $0.560.
    One Horizon Group Inc (NASDAQ: OHGI) shares rose 18 percent to $1.18.
    Atossa Genetics Inc (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares climbed 18 percent to $0.566. Atossa Genetics is schedule to host a conference call to announce preliminary results from Phase 1 study of oral Endoxifen on October 25, 2017.
    ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) shares rose 15.3 percent to $2.72
    Renren Inc (NYSE: RENN) shares gained 11.9 percent to $10.71 after gaining 2.68 percent on Friday.
    Kalvista Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: KALV) shares rose 11.8 percent to $12.59. KalVista Pharma 13D filing from Longwood Fund showed registration for an 8.7 percent stake.
    Xunlei Ltd (NASDAQ: XNET) shares gained 9.4 percent to $7.20 after surging 25.33 percent on Friday.
    VF Corp (NYSE: VFC) shares surged 7.1 percent to $71.09 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its third quarter and raised its FY2017 guidance.
    CAI International Inc (NYSE: CAI) rose 6.6 percent to $39.70. Cowen & Co. upgraded CAI from Market Perform to Outperform.
    Agenus Inc (NASDAQ: AGEN) shares gained 5.7 percent to $4.58 as the company disclosed that GSK's shingle vaccine received FDA approval.
    Deltic Timber Corp (NYSE: DEL) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $94.11
  • [By Monica Gerson]

    ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) shares rose 9.76 percent to $1.35 in pre-market trading. ReneSola reported Q1 earnings of $0.06 per share on revenue of $260.7 million.

Hot China Stocks To Own For 2019: Baidu Inc.(BIDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stark Merrifield]

    To capitalize on the U.S.’ strong trade relationship with China, Fitz-Gerald suggests looking at companies like Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA), “which dominates Chinese e-commerce the way Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) does in the United States,” or Baidu Inc. (Nasdaq: BIDU), which “mirrors Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL).”

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Netflix also just recently made inroads into the biggest international market of them all: China. It agreed to a licensing deal with iQiyi, Baidu’s (NASDAQ:BIDU) video streaming service. iQiyi is the most popular video streaming platform in China, with 500 million monthly viewers for its free service and 20 million paid subscribers. And while the terms of the deal were undisclosed, Netflix no doubt stands to benefit from the brand exposure that gaining access to iQiyi’s massive user base will provide.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The company is controlled by China’s largest internet search firm, Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU), which holds about 93% of the company’s voting power. Based on the IPO price, iQIYI has a market cap of around $13.67 billion, and Baidu will retain ownership of more than 80% of the class A common stock.

Markets are soaring thanks to China’s Xi: Read the highlights of his big speech on trade

In a wide-ranging speech Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping laid out plans for several key areas to make the domestic economy more accessible to foreign businesses.

His remarks at the Boao Forum for Asia alleviated market fears about a U.S.-China trade war and U.S. stocks soared with the Dow Jones industrial average closing more than 400 points higher.

While Xi has addressed these areas of reform previously, Tuesday’s comments contrasted with defensive statements from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce last week in the wake of escalating trade tensions with the U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday afternoon that he is “very thankful” for Xi’s “kind words on tariffs and automobile barriers … also, his enlightenment on intellectual property and technology transfers.”

Here are some of the highlights of Xi’s remarks, and some U.S. industries or companies that may benefit:

Increasing imports

“China does not seek [a] trade surplus. We have a genuine desire to increase imports and achieve greater balance of international payments under the current account,” Xi said, according to a translation of the speech. The Chinese president also highlighted the first China International Import Expo, set to take place in Shanghai in November, and said it will be an annual event.

Boosting imports helps Beijing in its yearslong effort to transition the country from being manufacturing base dependent on exports into a consumption-driven economy.

Macquarie’s China economist, Larry Hu, expects the country could import more medicine, energy and large aircraft.

“Note that China only put smaller planes on its retaliation list to the U.S. but excluded the 747 and other big planes,” Hu said in a Tuesday report.

Autos

Beijing will significantly lower tariffs on imports of automobiles, and also loosen restrictions on foreign ownership in the auto sector, Xi said. Less than 24 hours earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that China’s 25 percent tariff on U.S.-made cars versus a 2.5 percent tariff on Chinese-made cars in the U.S. was “stupid trade.”

China is a key market for major U.S. automakers, and shares of GM and Ford climbed nearly 3.3 percent and almost 1.8 percent Tuesday, respectively.

General Motors said in January that China was its largest retail market for a sixth straight year, benefiting from record domestic sales by the Cadillac, Buick and Baojun brands. GM and its joint ventures sold more than 4 million vehicles in China for the first time in 2017, an increase of 4.4 percent.

Ford announced in December that it plans to grow its China revenue by 50 percent by 2025 versus 2017.

China is Tesla’s second-largest source of revenue after the U.S., and sales in the Asian nation doubled to $2 billion in 2017 from the prior year, according to a 10-K filing. Shares closed nearly 5.2 percent higher.

Financial services

China will speed up its efforts to open up the insurance industry and ease restrictions on the establishment of foreign financial firms domestically, Xi said. The country will also open up more areas of cooperation between Chinese and foreign financial markets, he said, according to an English-language report by Xinhua state media.

Xi also reiterated that China will allow greater foreign investment in banking, securities and insurance. “We will ensure that these measures are materialized,” he said, according to a translation.

The statements come as China has been slowly opening up its historically closed financial markets to global investors.

Franklin Resources, BlackRock and Invesco top UBS’ list of U.S. asset managers best positioned to operate in China, according to an April 4 report.

Among the major U.S. investment banks, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Citi have an edge over their peers, the UBS report said.

Protecting intellectual property rights

Xi said China will step up enforcement of intellectual property rights protection and significantly raise the cost for offenders.

“We encourage normal technological exchanges and cooperation between Chinese and foreign enterprises, and protect the lawful IPR owned by foreign enterprises in China,” he said, according to an English translation by Xinhua state media.

The latest annual survey released in January from the American Chamber of Commerce in China found that more than half of member respondents said they still believe intellectual property leakage and data security threats are higher in China than other parts of the world.

“U.S. industries that could benefit from positive enforcement action by China are aviation, AI/machine learning, sensors, semiconductor manufacturing and design, and perhaps copyrighted software,” David Pratt, managing director of M-CAM International, said in an email. M-CAM maintains an archive of documents related to patents and other intangible assets from many countries.

“As China makes advances in artificial intelligence, sensor technologies, aviation manufacturing and semiconductor fabrication among other sectors, its stake in effective IP enforcement has been growing,” Pratt said.

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Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018

In a short period of time readers and I have been pleasantly surprised by the outperformance of this model portfolio.

Click to enlarge Figure 1: Ceviche Fund Snapshot November 19th

While the fund takes a “go anywhere” approach, lately the opportunities we’ve been seeing are in biotech companies that are undervalued relative to their future prospects, with catalysts on the way that could result in near to medium term share price appreciation.

In hindsight, it wasn’t great timing when I started the fund near the beginning of correction in biotech. However, when it comes to the markets in general I don’t try to predict future movement- instead I look for price action, money flow, and the fundamental story on individual stocks I take positions in.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018: Encore Wire Corporation(WIRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Encore Wire (NASDAQ: WIRE) and Arconic (NYSE:ARNC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018: InnerWorkings, Inc.(INWK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tom Gentile]

    Now as you can see – and as I mentioned earlier – there’s one that outperforms the others: InnerWorkings Inc. (Nasdaq: INWK):

    INWK is a top marketing firm that services a wide range of Fortune 500 media companies as well as retail, financial, hospitality, automotive, healthcare, and others. It met earnings expectations for the first quarter and fell just short of revenue expectations. Despite that, it’s been steadily climbing:

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018: Burcon Nutrascience Corp(BUR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By William Romov]

    Last Wednesday (Dec. 6), the company received a patent for certain methods of production of its phase 2 antidepressant, AV-101.

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Dec. 4 – Dec. 8 Gain (as of Dec. 8)
    VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) $1.80 135%
    FXCM Inc. (Nasdaq: GLBR) $1.12 124%
    Neuralstem Inc. (Nasdaq: CUR) $2.00 75.44%
    Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: OHRP) $1.49 75.29%
    ClearSign Combustion Corp. (Nasdaq: CLIR) $3.50 53.85%
    Astrotech Corp. (Nasdaq: ASTC) $4.21 51.99%
    Burcon NutraScience Corp. (Nasdaq: BUR) $0.72 44%
    LM Funding America Inc. (Nasdaq: LMFA) $3.72 42.53%
    Second Sight Medical Products Inc. (Nasdaq: EYES) $1.75 42.28%
    Globus Maritime Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLBS) $1.47 41.35%

    As a result, its share price shot up from $0.92 to $2.52 on Wednesday. The stock pulled back to $1.80 by the end of the week, for a total gain of 135% for the week.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018: MPLX LP(MPLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Cook]

    Lastly, Citi says Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC) and MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX) remain Buy rated the heels of benefits derived from strong product demand and the NGL recovery.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    JPMorgan analyst Phil Gresh and team explain what they got wrong about Marathon Petroleum (MPC), as they cut its rating to Neutral from Overweight following yesterday’s disastrous financial results from MPLX (MPLX):

Fast Analysis: Why Facebook’s Stock Isn’t Being Slammed on Zuckerberg Testimony

No news is good news right now on Facebook (FB) . 

So far, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has survived an initial round of grilling by headline-thirsty lawmakers. Zuckerberg has come across as polished and ready to tackle the challenges Facebook faces. More importantly, he hasn’t divulged any fresh news that would be deemed material to Facebook’s stock.

In fact, Zuck opened up the door to a future profit center: a paid subscription product.

Shares spiked 4.5% as Zuckerberg spoke. Watch more analysis below. 

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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now

There are countless investing rules, mantras and cliches out there ranging from extremely useful to downright dangerous.

One of the most widely accepted and potentially detrimental to your portfolio is, “Buy low, sell high.”

When taken literally, of course, to make a profit you must sell a stock for more than you paid for it. But the essence of buy low, sell high has become one of the costliest myths on Wall Street.

Investors have been trained to think that “undervalued” stocks have the most upside potential. The problem is that this approach often causes investors to overlook the market’s best-performing stocks in favor of the ones doing the worst. Since underperforming investments usually sport lower valuations, investors tend to think these stocks are the more attractive buys.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Seres Therapeutics, Inc.(MCRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Trevena Inc (NASDAQ: TRVN) rose 10.8 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 4.97 percent on Wednesday.
    Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE: YUMC) rose 10.2 percent to $31.05 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
    Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MCRB) rose 9.1 percent to $11.39 in pre-market trading after dropping 5.26 percent on Wednesday.
    Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) rose 8.9 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after surging 73.08 percent on Wednesday.
    Coach Inc (NYSE: COH) rose 6.7 percent to $41.98 in pre-market trading. Coach named Ian Bickley as President, Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances.
    Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (NASDAQ: SPNS) shares rose 6.1 percent to $13.91 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.54 percent on Wednesday.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) rose 6.1 percent to $149.15 in pre-market trading. Jazz Pharma reached a settlement with Hikma Pharma related to Xyrem patent case. Mizuho downgraded Jazz from Buy to Neutral.
    Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBKR) shares rose 6 percent to $36.72 in pre-market trading after declining 0.03 percent on Wednesday.
    Rewalk Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ: RWLK) rose 5.3 percent to $2.00 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs purchased 28 added Exoskeleton Systems.
    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: MACK) rose 5.1 percent to $3.29 in pre-market trading. Merrimack declared a $1.06 special dividend.
    BioTime, Inc. (NYSE: BTX) shares rose 4.8 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading. BioTime, reported the formation of new subsidiary AgeX Therapeutics, Inc.
    Akari Therapeutics PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ: AKTX) shares rose 4.8 percent to $12.26 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.69 percent on Wednesday.
    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) rose 3.6 percent to $39.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted better-than
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MCRB) shares shot up 35 percent to $12.51. Seres Therapeutics reported initiation of new SER-019 study announced FY16 loss of $2.30 per share on revenue of $21.766 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MCRB) shares dropped 70 percent to $10.69 after the company reported interim results from SER-109 Phase 2 ECOSPOR study in multiply recurrent clostridium difficile infection. The study did not achieve primary endpoint.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Merck & Company, Inc.(MRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Friday’s regular session.

  • [By David Zeiler]

    Pharma stocks shot up in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory. Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) both rose about 6%, while Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) jumped 7%.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    A failure in the first of a long slate of pivotal trials puts the future of thisMerck & Co. (NYSE:MRK) partnered program on shaky ground. Luckily, the once-failed candidate isn’t the only iron Incyte has in the fire. Here’s a look at why this stock is a lot more attractive now than you might think.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation(RL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Amazon has been a growing pain in the neck for low-price retailers like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) for some time, but even high-end specialty stores like Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE: RL) have struggled now that Amazon has crept into their sector.

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE: RL) just became the latest company to fall victim to the “Retail Ice Age.”

    The 50-year-old American icon announced it shuttered its flagship store at Fifth Avenue and 55th Street in New York City on Tuesday (April 4). It will also close 50 other retail locations by the end of the fiscal year.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Hanesbrands was just one of many retail companies that got shellacked this week. Under Armour (UAA) tumbled 29% after missing earnings forecasts and cutting its guidance, while Deckers Outdoor (DECK) plunged 21% after its earnings missed the Street consensus, and Ralph Lauren (RL) plummeted 13% after its CEO stepped down.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    The sidewalks outside stores like Armani, Dolce & Gabanna, Ralph Lauren (RL) , Gap (GPS) , Prada, Abercrombie & Fitch (AF) , Microsoft (MSFT) and Harry Winston are now lined with metal barricades. The strip commands some of the highest retail rents in the world, with the average annual rent being $3500 per square foot.

  • [By Johanna Bennett]

    Times are tough for Ralph Lauren (RL). Profit and sales are fallingat theiconic clothingcompany, and investors who bet on a turnaround havelost their shirts on the stock. Adding to its troubles,CEO StefanLarsson is departingfollowing a creative clash with the companys namesake and founder.

    Pessimism, meanwhile, appears to be on the rise.

    According to a report by the financial analytics company S3 Partners, short interest in Ralph Lauren has risen since the start of the year, hitting historical levels. And while that short position is expected to keep expanding, bearish sentiments could turn on a dime.

    Ihor Dusaniwsky at S3 Partners writes:

    RL short interest levels, already at historical highs today, should continue to grow if the recent trend continues, but having made almost 23% in 2016 and 14% in 2017, short sellers may be quick to cover their positions and lock in profits if RLs stock price turns against them.

    Short interest in Ralph Lauren fell in 2016 as the stock price fella nd shorts covered positions, netting a return of 22.6%. So far this year, however, the short position as increased $226 million, or 38% to $815 million as of this morning, according to the S3 report.

    Its a profitable day for those short sellers. Todays 11% decline Ralph Laurens stock price on an $815 million short position has added $90 million to the short sellers collective bottom line.

    Ralph Lauren is down 11.5% in recent market actions to $77.26 a after earlier falling as low as $76.86 a share. Thats the lowest price for the stock since 2010.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Tableau Software, Inc.(DATA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Monday’s regular session.

    Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) Dec16 5.0 Puts Sweep: 1191 @ ASK $0.80: 1354 traded vs 102 OI: $5.32 Ref
    Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA) Jul16 9.5 Puts Sweep: 1494 @ ASK $0.13: 14k traded vs 6682 OI: $10.09 Ref
    Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SRPT) Jul16 10.0 Puts: 3536 @ ASK $0.50: 5506 traded vs 54k OI: Earnings 8/4 $22.50 Ref
    Tableau Software Inc (NYSE: DATA) Jul16 47.5 Puts Sweep: 837 @ ASK $0.30: 995 traded vs 37 OI: Earnings 8/3 $50.60 Ref
    Yandex NV (NASDAQ: YNDX) Aug16 18.0 Puts Sweep: 532 @ ASK $0.30: 2143 traded vs 78 OI: Earnings 7/28 Before Open $22.02 Ref
    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) Aug16 22.5 Puts: 719 @ ASK $1.35: 1032 traded vs 0 OI: Earnings 7/19 $22.22 Ref
    Conn's Inc (NASDAQ: CONN) Jan17 5.0 Puts Sweep: 605 @ ASK $0.85: 1355 traded vs 3132 OI: $7.16 Ref

    Posted-In: Huge Put PurchasesNews Options Markets

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd.(LITB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Friday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap China based online retailstockLightinthebox Holding Co (NYSE: LITB) as a long/buy trade:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap China based online retailstockLightinthebox Holding Co (NYSE: LITB) reportedQ1 2017 earnings as net revenues increased 8.0% to $72.7 million (above the high end of the Company’s guidance of $72.0 million). Net revenues from product sales were $64.8 million versus$61.9 million and net revenues from service and others were $7.9 million versus $5.4 million in the same quarter of 2016. As a percentage of net revenues, service and others accounted for 10.9% during the first quarter of 2017. Total orders of product sales were 1.6 million for the first quarter of 2017 versus1.7 million in the same quarter of 2016 while the total number of product sales customers was 1.2 million versus 1.4 million.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Invest In 2018

Small cap Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ: INSY) is the seventh most shorted stock on the Nasdaq with short interest of 43.97% according to Highshortinterest.com. Insys Therapeutics is a small cap specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes innovative drugs and novel drug delivery systems of therapeutic molecules that improve patients quality of life. Using proprietary spray technology and capabilities to develop pharmaceutical cannabinoids,the Companyis developing a pipeline of products intending to address unmet medical needs and the clinical shortcomings of existing commercial products. INSYS currently markets SUBSYS庐 (fentanyl sublingual spray), CII, and SYNDROS庐 (dronabinol) oral solution, CII, a proprietary, orally administered liquid formulation of dronabinol.The Company aims to developmedications for potentially treating addiction to opioids, opioid overdose, epilepsy and other disease areas with a significant unmet need.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Invest In 2018: Panera Bread Company(PNRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    In late March, the company informed investors that after a two-year undertaking, it had finally removed all preservatives from its tortillas, making the Chipotle menu completely preservative-free. The company also called out competitors McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) and Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) for marketing their menus as “natural,” as Chipotle insisted these other restaurants still use preservatives made in a lab.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer wanted to talk a little psychology. With its after-hours move Tuesday, Panera Bread (PNRA) is up more than 16% this week on takeover speculation. Panera is an old Action Alerts PLUS name, one the trust sold at a nice gain, too. 

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Then there’s Panera Bread (PNRA) , a company that had lost its way. But after interviewing Panera’s CEO Ron Shaich, Cramer learned that at its new, remodeled “Panera 2.0” stores, the lines were out the door. As the rollout continued, earnings only got stronger. Never underestimate the power of a restaurant redo, Cramer concluded.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment fromMarket Foolery, host Chris Hill is joined by Motley Fool analystDavid Kretzmann as they break down how coffee-and-pastry focused JAB Holding Company will fit a fast casual brand into its privately held portfolio. With the acquisition, the JAB is expected to give thePanera Bread(NASDAQ:PNRA)team even more autonomy than usual.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Invest In 2018: FuelCell Energy Inc.(FCEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Plug Power plus alternative energy or fuel cell stock peers like Ballard Power Systems Inc (NASDAQ: BLDP), FuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FCEL) and Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HYGS) all peaking in 2014 before collapsing with shares leveling off or perhaps finally to recover a bit:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Ballard Power Systemsalong with alternative energy or fuel cell stock peers like small capsFuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FCEL), Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HYGS) and Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) all peaking in 2014 before falling back; but BLDP and PLUG have picked up steam earlier this year:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap fuel cell stockFuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FCEL) is scheduled forbefore the marketopens onThursday (January 12th). At the beginning of December, FuelCell Energy announced a business restructuring to reduce costs and align production levels with current levels of demand in a manner that is consistent with the Companys long-term strategic plan.The Company said it cut 96 jobs, or 17% of its workforce, and has halved production to 25 megawatts a year in order to position for delays in order flow.The Company alsoexpects to take a $3 million charge in fiscal 2017 related to the job cuts.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Invest In 2018: China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited(CNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) – Cormark raised their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Canadian National Railway in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, April 10th. Cormark analyst D. Tyerman now expects that the transportation company will post earnings per share of $1.15 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.14.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Invest In 2018: Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ACHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN) dropped about 6.9% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $2.69 after closing at $2.89 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $5.66. Volume was around 6.2 million, more than three times the daily average of around 1.9 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We updated our annual U.S. Hep C survey in early July, in order to gauge the future for Gilead, AbbVie/Enanta Pharmaceuticals (ENTA), Merck, and J&J/Achillion Pharmaceuticals (ACHN). In conjunction with script trends, physicians indicate that the market for treatment-eligible, easily accessible Hep C patients is shrinking, but that Gilead’s share of the shrinking pie is continuing to grow. With no end to script declines in sight, we are left wondering where the Hep C will bottom…

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Invest In 2018: Rackspace Hosting Inc(RAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE: RAX) reported better-than-expected earnings for the first quarter, but the company missed analysts’ sales estimates. Rackspace shares dropped 7.72 percent to $20.80 in the after-hours trading session.