The Best Oil ETF to Own for Trump Ending Iran Nuclear Deal

Time to put on those oil trades. 

In a few days, President Trump will most likely decertify the nuclear deal with Iran and reimpose sanctions. WTI oil futures are already anticipating that action and have surged to over $70 per barrel for the first time in over four years. Brent crude has crossed $75 per barrel.

Should President Trump indeed decertify the nuclear deal, hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil, potentially over a million, will come off the international markets, likely pushing oil prices over $80 per barrel by the peak summer driving season.

Global demand for oil is already exceeding supply due to the OPEC and Russia deal to limit production. Global oil inventories have reached a three-year low and are below the five-year average.

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There is, however, a misperception among investors that oil is still in a glut. That perception is fueled by an (which I believe false) EIA projection that oil production will outpace demand later this year.

With the growing economy and still loose monetary conditions globally, even with the Fed taking baby steps to tighten, oil demand is surging. While EVs and hybrid vehicles will eventually take a bite out of oil demand, that day seems several years off at least.

If a large portion of Iran’s production is not accepted by oil importers, then Saudi Arabia and others will have to quickly replace that supply as there is far less cushion in the oil markets today than a few years ago. The problem is that there is barely enough OPEC spare capacity to cover a decrease in Iran’s exports due to sanctions.

The most likely scenario for making up a reduction of Iran’s supply of oil to international markets would be an increase of production from Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom has said they can add a million barrels of oil per day to oil markets relatively quickly if needed. That would make Saudi Aramco a big winner on oil prices rising even further.

Russia would also be a big winner with higher oil prices, so their reaction to sanctions on Iran should be carefully monitored. Their conflict of interest of making more money versus supporting Iran is an interesting one.

Trump has sent oil prices higher. Trump has sent oil prices higher. Shale a Big Winner

The other big winner from sanctions on Iran is clearly also American shale. Short cycle oil produced in America’s lower cost basins, such as the Permian, Eagle Ford and STACK/SCOOP stand to benefit significantly as production ramps up there to offset declines elsewhere.

Already, shale companies such as Encana (ECA) , Occidental Petroleum (OXY) and Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) , among others, are reporting higher cash flows and earnings on higher oil prices. As a result, they are paying down debt, increasing dividends and engaging in buybacks. This is a dramatic improvement in shareholder yield for the group.

As hedges for oil prices in the $50-55 range come off, companies will be able to hedge new production at significantly higher prices, guaranteeing cash flows at even higher levels next year. The surge in cash flows and earnings, with commensurate improvements in shareholder yield, should drive stock prices higher and close the gap with oil prices that have outpaced in recent quarters.

While many investors are heading to the oil majors for exposure to higher oil prices, their leverage is less attractive than the leaner shale plays. In addition, the long-cycle asset inventory of the oil majors is still at massive risk of write downs, as much of that development is unlikely to ever be economic due to the high upfront costs and long payback periods.

For quick asset allocation exposure to American oil and gas plays, the SPDR Oil & Gas Production & Exploration ETF (XOP) . This ETF is nearly equal weighted across 69 American oil plays. The equal weighting plays favorably as midsize and large independent producers, with lean profiles, garner a larger share of the fund.

By: Kirk Spano

Spano is an investment advisor and founder of Bluemound Asset Management, LLC – a fee-only Registered Investment Advisor acting as a fiduciary. He is the publisher of the Fundamental Trends investment and retirement letter which is designed as an “advisor replacement” service for self-directed investors. Follow Kirk on Twitter @KirkSpano and on his Kirk Spano’s Fundamental Trends channel on YouTube.

Hot Energy Stocks To Own For 2018

Source: ThinkstockFebruary 21, 2018: The S&P 500 closed down 0.6% at 2,701.33. The DJIA closed down 0.7% at 24,797.78. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.2% at 7,218.23.

Wednesday started out as a positive day for the U.S. markets, however everything turned south right before closing. All three major indexes closed down but the Nasdaq was almostlucky enough to escape the end of the day sell off. Crude oil backed off in Wednesdays session. The S&P 500 sectors were almost entirely negative. The most positive sectors were financials andindustrials up 0.1% and less than 0.1%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were real estate and energy down 1.8% and 1.7%, respectively.

Crude oil was down 1.1% at $61.09.

Hot Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Suncor Energy Inc.(SU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    In Canada, for example, the company and its partners Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A)(NYSE:RDS-B) and Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) came up dry in their initial exploration attempts in the Shelburne Basin offshore Nova Scotia. The first noncommercial well forced Suncor Energy to write off 105 million Canadian dollars ($78.7 million) for its 20% stake in the well. Meanwhile, ConocoPhillips recorded a total of $187 million of dry hole expenses in Canada last year after it wrote off two wells.

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    The six companies that met the criterion are:

    Oshkosh Corp (NYSE: OSK). Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX). SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN). Suncor Energy Inc. (USA) (NYSE: SU). Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ: WAFD). Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS).
    Oshkosh

    Oshkosh is a manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies and is based in Wisconsin. The company operates under four business segments, namely access equipment, defense, fire and emergency, and commercial.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Reuben Gregg Brewer, and Travis Hoium]

    Clearly, investors should be at least looking at stocks in this industry, so we asked three of our investing contributors to each highlight a great company in the industry to help you get started. Here’s why they picked Baker Hughes, a GE Company (NYSE:BHGE), Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), and Total (NYSE:TOT).

  • [By ]

    Suncor Energy Inc. (SU) – “We expect modestly below-consensus results driven by
    downtime and the ramp costs at Fort Hills. We still see a robust second-half 2018 and 2019 free cash flow story and would recommend investors look through any near-term
    noise.”

Hot Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Enbridge Inc(ENB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Texas Yale Capital Corp. reduced its stake in shares of Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) (TSE:ENB) by 7.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 46,681 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 3,739 shares during the quarter. Texas Yale Capital Corp.’s holdings in Enbridge were worth $1,469,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Several high-yielding dividend stocks have taken it on the chin this year due to a sell-off in the stock market and rising interest rates. That one-two punch has hit pipeline stocks the hardest, with several top-notch companies tumbling by a double-digit percentage since the start of the year. Three that stand out as excellent options to consider buying now that they’re on sale are Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP), Antero Midstream Partners (NYSE:AM), and Enbridge (NYSE:ENB).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Refining giant Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) and Canadian energy infrastructure behemoth Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) initially pitched Gray Oak to oil shippers in early December. At the time, they envisioned a 385,000 barrel-a-day pipeline that would move crude from several connection points in West Texas to refineries and export docks along the Texas coast starting in the second half of 2019.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc. WI lifted its position in Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) (TSE:ENB) by 19.1% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 116,204 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after buying an additional 18,674 shares during the period. Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc. WI’s holdings in Enbridge were worth $3,657,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    D.B. Root & Company LLC boosted its position in Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) (TSE:ENB) by 56.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 10,823 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after buying an additional 3,889 shares during the quarter. D.B. Root & Company LLC’s holdings in Enbridge were worth $341,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Hot Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: North American Energy Partners, Inc.(NOA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, energy shares slipped by 1.36 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE: NOG), down 9 percent, and North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) (NYSE: NOA), down 6 percent.

Hot Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Ring Energy, Inc.(REI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Ring Energy Inc (NYSE: REI) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.05 per share on revenue of $7.92 million.

    Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE: GCAP) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $100.39 million.

Hot Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Early that day, Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC) announced it would buy oil refiner Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV) in a $23 billion deal, or roughly $152 per share, a premium of about 24% over Friday’s closing price. Shares immediately rocketed 16% on the news.

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    We’ve seen this happen before. In December, shares of Russian oil company Rosneft jumped 21% in two weeks when it was acquired by Glencore Plc. (LON: GLEN). And back in 2015, MarkWest Energy Partners LP (NYSE: MWE) enjoyed a similar jump when it was acquired by Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC).

  • [By ]

    Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) – “MPC offers attractive exposure to MPLX upside (Buy
    rated, covered by Jerren Holder), IMO 2020 regulations, widening WCS and WTI
    crude differentials and peer-leading dividend growth. Given weather impacts,
    especially to Speedway, we are below consensus for MPC for first-quarter 2018, as well, but
    expect investors to look through this given a strong second quarter and 2018-2020 outlook.”

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is an American petroleum refining, marketing, and transportation company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, explains dividend reinvestment expert Vita Nelson, editor of DirectInvesting.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Energy was the other S&P sector in the green yesterday, helped by rising oil prices and excitement about the tie up between Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC) and Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV). Devon Energy Corp (NYSE: DVN) was the biggest gainer in the sector, rising more than 5 percent after the company raised its annual production forecast. (See more on oil below.)

The Three Stages Of Baby Boomers

&l;p&g;Retirement planning is often full of challenges and uncertainties. You may be asking yourself, &a;ldquo;How much money will I need? How long will my money last? When should I stop working? When should I start taking Social Security? Are my current allocations in line to provide me the income I need in retirement? How will I take care of aging parents? Is my portfolio ready to satisfy required minimum distributions at age 70 &a;frac12;? Am I risking too much?&a;rdquo; The questions go on and on, and the current overhaul of tax laws is making things even more challenging. Whether you are an early boomer, a middle boomer, or a late boomer, here are some concepts for you to consider while navigating to and through retirement.

&l;u&g;Early Boomers (Born 1946-1950)&l;/u&g;

&l;u&g;&l;/u&g;There is a high probability that you are retired or very close to retirement. Things to think about include:

&l;/p&g;&l;ol&g;&l;li&g;&l;strong&g;Understanding the possible ramifications of working during retirement.&l;/strong&g; Working in retirement can keep you active and supplement income, but it could also increase taxes on income and Social Security.&l;/li&g;

&l;li&g;&l;strong&g;Being prepared for required minimum distributions (RMDs) in the year you turn 70 &a;frac12;. &l;/strong&g;Failing to take RMDs is one of the biggest mistakes IRA owners can make. Even worse, it carries the highest penalty: 50% on undistributed assets. If you are not sure about regulations and which tables to use, seek guidance from an advisor.&l;/li&g;

&l;li&g;&l;strong&g;Simplifying your finances.&l;/strong&g; Consider consolidating your accounts to allow for better coordination of withdrawals. If you are married, it can also make things easier for your spouse to understand and manage.&l;/li&g;

&l;li&g;&l;strong&g;Getting your estate in order.&l;/strong&g; Make sure you review your estate plan, including your will, trust, power of attorney, trustees, and executors. Working with your attorney in conjunction with your advisor can make this process easier.&l;/li&g;

&l;/ol&g;&l;u&g;Middle Boomers (Born 1951-1958)&l;/u&g;

Your retirement is very close or just a few years away. You might even have opted for early retirement. Here are some things to think about:

&l;ol&g;&l;li&g;&l;strong&g;Educating yourself or getting advice on proper Social Security planning&l;/strong&g;. There are over 500 ways for a couple to calculate Social Security, and making the wrong decision could cost you thousands of dollars in lost benefits. Seeking out an advisor who has a thorough understanding of this subject can greatly enhance your benefits.&l;/li&g;

&l;li&g;&l;strong&g;Understanding tax diversification&l;/strong&g;. We all think about simplifying our assets, but how often do we think of simplifying our taxes? Transitioning your assets to reliable, tax-efficient retirement income might be more important than picking the right stock or bond.&l;/li&g;

&l;li&g;&l;strong&g;Resetting your risk levels&l;/strong&g;. The closer you get to retirement (or in the early years of your retirement), risk management becomes more important. Remember, time was your ally in your working years; now, time can become your enemy if your portfolio takes a significant hit early in retirement.&l;/li&g;

&l;li&g;&l;strong&g;Focusing on income&l;/strong&g;. Here is the basic formula for total return: TR=G+I (Growth &a;amp; Income). Most investors believe the only way to boost returns is to invest for growth. The problem with their thinking is the G (Growth) sometimes becomes an L (Loss). As you get closer to your retirement age, losses can require you to possibly adjust the age at which you want to retire. Thinking about the I (Income) can reduce risk levels while possibly providing you with a steady income flow. Remember: Retirement is all about maintaining lifestyle.&l;/li&g;

&l;/ol&g;&l;u&g;Late Boomers (Born 1959-1964)&l;/u&g;

You should be well into retirement planning; however, retirement is still several years down the road. Here are some things to keep in mind:

&l;ol&g;&l;li&g;&l;strong&g;Evaluating your current asset position.&l;/strong&g; It&a;rsquo;s time for you to start taking a serious look at your total asset base and see if your target aligns with the lifestyle you want to live in retirement. Doing this will help you decide whether or not you need to boost your savings.&l;/li&g;

&l;li&g;&l;strong&g;Taking care of your parents.&l;/strong&g; At this stage of life, some of us might be in the position of taking care of elderly parents. This situation can become a financial burden on you as the caregiving child or children, especially if you are also taking care of your own children. Make sure you have a handle on your parents&a;rsquo; finances.&a;nbsp; Help your parents claim the benefits they are entitled to. Seek support, and don&a;rsquo;t forget about respite.&l;/li&g;

&l;li&g;&l;strong&g;Should you continue to max out your tax-deferred retirement plans or build up more after-tax savings?&l;/strong&g; We have all been programmed to sock away money into our retirement program, but most have never thought of the potential tax tsunami that&a;rsquo;s to come, especially with the debt this country is carrying. Take action: &a;nbsp;Start mitigating future taxation on your retirement income while enhancing your overall income position when you retire. Seek out an advisor who focuses on tax management and minimization strategies.&l;/li&g;

&l;li&g;&l;strong&g;Taking time to really picture how you want your retirement life to look.&l;/strong&g; Write down your vision and idea of your perfect retirement. Where will you be? Where will you travel? What will you do to make yourself smile?&l;/li&g;

&l;/ol&g;

Throughout the Boomer Retirement Cycle, the different stages require unique strategies and approaches. Your ability to navigate these three stages will go a long way in determining if you will be able to live the type of retirement you envisioned prior to retiring. Taking control of your learning and seeking out the right advice will only enhance the possibility of living out your goals and dreams in retirement. Dare to think different. Dare to dream big. Dare to live the retirement life you worked so hard for.

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Remember: Retirement is meant to be enjoyed!

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Zillow Group Inc Stock Sinks on Weak Q2 Outlook Despite Q1 Beat

Zillow Group Inc (NASDAQ:ZG) had a mixed quarterly report that saw shares tumble after hours as earnings and revenue topped expectations, but the company’s guidance missed the mark.

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The company raked in revenue of $299.9 million during the quarter, better than the $245.8 million from the year-ago quarter. Analysts were calling for revenue of $298 million for the company’s first quarter in their consensus estimate, according to data compiled by FactSet.

For its second quarter, Wall Street predicts Zillow Group’s adjusted earnings as being 11 cents per share, while revenue is slated to reach $343 million. However, the company projects that second-quarter revenue will only reach somewhere in the range of $322 million to $327 million.

The real estate database company added that as of May 31, CFO Kathleen Philips will step down from her role and be temporarily replaced by vice president of financial reporting Jennifer Rock. The move is temporary until the company can find a suitable replacement for Philips, who will remain as Chief Legal Officer through 2018.

ZG stock gained 4.9% during regular trading hours Monday, but fell nearly 7.5% after the bell on its weak second-quarter outlook.

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Whittier Trust Co. Acquires 1,635 Shares of ConocoPhillips (COP)

Whittier Trust Co. grew its holdings in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) by 15.8% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 11,978 shares of the energy producer’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,635 shares during the period. Whittier Trust Co.’s holdings in ConocoPhillips were worth $710,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. grew its stake in shares of ConocoPhillips by 468.8% in the 4th quarter. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. now owns 1,820 shares of the energy producer’s stock worth $100,000 after buying an additional 1,500 shares in the last quarter. Rocky Mountain Advisers LLC grew its stake in shares of ConocoPhillips by 140.2% in the 3rd quarter. Rocky Mountain Advisers LLC now owns 2,392 shares of the energy producer’s stock worth $120,000 after buying an additional 1,396 shares in the last quarter. Truewealth LLC purchased a new position in shares of ConocoPhillips in the 4th quarter worth $138,000. First Personal Financial Services grew its stake in shares of ConocoPhillips by 111.9% in the 4th quarter. First Personal Financial Services now owns 2,649 shares of the energy producer’s stock worth $145,000 after buying an additional 1,399 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Delpha Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of ConocoPhillips in the 4th quarter worth $149,000. 71.09% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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In other ConocoPhillips news, SVP Janet Langford Kelly sold 59,389 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.95, for a total value of $3,916,704.55. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 100,600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,634,570. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, SVP Andrew D. Lundquist sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.96, for a total transaction of $1,474,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 27,353 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,612,732.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 88,105 shares of company stock valued at $5,634,288. 0.88% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

ConocoPhillips stock opened at $66.86 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $78,230.62, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.10, a P/E/G ratio of 2.13 and a beta of 1.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54, a current ratio of 1.86 and a quick ratio of 1.64. ConocoPhillips has a 1 year low of $42.26 and a 1 year high of $67.30.

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 26th. The energy producer reported $0.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.22. The company had revenue of $8.96 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $8.68 billion. ConocoPhillips had a negative net margin of 1.64% and a positive return on equity of 6.69%. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($0.02) EPS. research analysts expect that ConocoPhillips will post 3.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

ConocoPhillips announced that its board has approved a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, February 1st that allows the company to repurchase $500.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization allows the energy producer to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 14th will be given a $0.285 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 11th. This represents a $1.14 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.71%. ConocoPhillips’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 190.00%.

A number of equities analysts have commented on COP shares. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on shares of ConocoPhillips from $48.00 to $65.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Cowen set a $70.00 price target on shares of ConocoPhillips and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $70.00 price target on shares of ConocoPhillips and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 13th. Edward Jones cut shares of ConocoPhillips from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. Finally, Barclays lifted their price target on shares of ConocoPhillips from $71.00 to $78.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, April 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. ConocoPhillips has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $63.50.

ConocoPhillips Company Profile

ConocoPhillips explores for, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and natural gas liquids worldwide. Its portfolio includes North American tight oil and oil sands assets in Canada; conventional assets in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia; various LNG developments; and an inventory of conventional and unconventional exploration prospects.

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Top 10 Small Cap Stocks To Watch For 2018

Small cap clinical-stage biopharmaceutical stock XBiotech Inc (NASDAQ: XBIT) has elevated short interest of 36.91% according to Highshortinterest.com. XBiotech is a fully integrated global biosciences company dedicated to pioneering the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutic antibodies based on its True Human proprietary technology. XBiotech currently is advancing a robust pipeline of antibody therapies to redefine the standards of care in oncology, inflammatory conditions and infectious diseases. The Company is also leading the development of innovative biotech manufacturing technologies designed to more rapidly, cost-effectively and flexibly produce new therapies urgently needed by patients worldwide.

A technical chart for small cap XBiotech shows shares falling off heavily in early 2017 and then largely moving sideways since then:

Top 10 Small Cap Stocks To Watch For 2018: Panera Bread Company(PNRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Panera Bread Co (NASDAQ: PNRA) got a boost, shooting up 14 percent to $312.29 after the company agreed to be acquired by JAB for $7.5 billion.

  • [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 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 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.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Keurigs plight (actually, JABs) is worsening, with the K-cup market slowing to almost no growth now, and Keurig continuing to lose own brands share. Starbucks (SBUX) echoed the notion of a K-cup market slowdown at its seminar on Wednesday (and is guiding for its [consumer packaged goods, or CPG,] growth below recent trends), but it expects to increase its share of total CPG coffee to 20% from 15%. Come early February it will be a year since the closing of the Keurig deal for JAB Holdings. The pressure on JAB is more significant if we take into account the high leverage of the deal (JAB contributed one fourth of the $12Bn price tag). It is a tough predicament. On the one hand we argue that to make that deal work, they need to buy more (own) brands either from the retail channel (that can be extended to CPG: Dunkin (DNKN)? Panera (PNRA)?), or outright buy CPG brands (like the entire Kraft Heinz portfolio, and or Tata Groups Eight OClock brand). But can/how do they fund these deals? Maybe Mars and Warren Buffett (Mars is involved in office coffee with Starbucks), private equity, and or 3G can help? While this note is not about Positive-rated Mondelez, we have mentioned before a scenario where Kraft Heinz buys Mondelez and partly funds the deal by selling its own CPG coffee business (~$3Bn we say) to JAB as well as divests the Mondelez 20% plus stakes in Keurig (North America) and Jacobs Douwe Egberts (Western Europe), which together at this stage are worth ~$7-8Bn. But, yes, JAB will need deep-pocket partners and generous lenders. Net, JAB needs to do something soon.

Top 10 Small Cap Stocks To Watch For 2018: FuelCell Energy Inc.(FCEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Fuel cell power solutions stock FuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FCEL)sank 28.13% after pricing an underwritten public offering of (i) 12,000,000 shares of its common stock, (ii) Series C warrants to purchase 12,000,000 shares of its common stock and (iii) Series D warrants to purchase 12,000,000 shares of its common stock, for gross proceeds of approximately $15.4 million at a public offering price of $1.28 per share and accompanying warrants.However, shares are rising by a double digit percentage in Monday premarket trading:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    FuelCell Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL) posted a new 52-week low of $1.00 on Friday, down 60% compared with Thursday’s closing price of $1.60. The stock’s 52-week high is $8.88. Volume of around 12.4 million shares was about 13 times the daily average of around 800,000 shares. The company priced a secondary stock offering of 12 million shares and additional warrants at $1.28 to raise $15.4 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    FuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FCEL) shares dropped 33 percent to $1.08. FuelCell Energy priced its $15.4 million underwritten public offering of common stock and warrants.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Plug Power along withalternative 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 with shares leveling off or just sliding downward moderately over the past year:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q1 2017 earnings report for small cap fuel cell stockFuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FCEL) is scheduled forbefore the marketopens onThursday (March 9th). Last 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.

Top 10 Small Cap Stocks To Watch For 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.

Top 10 Small Cap Stocks To Watch For 2018: Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ACHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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…

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN) – Research analysts at B. Riley reduced their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. B. Riley analyst M. Kumar now anticipates that the biopharmaceutical company will earn ($0.58) per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of ($0.55). B. Riley has a “Neutral” rating and a $3.50 price objective on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Achillion Pharmaceuticals’ FY2019 earnings at ($0.64) EPS, FY2020 earnings at ($0.71) EPS, FY2021 earnings at ($0.70) EPS and FY2022 earnings at ($0.84) EPS.

  • [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.

Top 10 Small Cap Stocks To Watch For 2018: China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited(CNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wall Street analysts expect that Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) will announce $1.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Seven analysts have provided estimates for Canadian National Railway’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.06 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.97. Canadian National Railway reported earnings per share of $1.00 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 2%. The company is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th.

  • [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.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

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Stocks ended lower on Monday, as weakness in the energy sector outweighed gains in tech shares. The Dow Jones Industrial Average(DJINDICES:^DJI) and the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) indexes each shed less than 0.5% at the start of a week that will see hundreds of companies post their fourth-quarter earnings results.

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Volatile precious metal prices ensured that gold miners were once again some of the most heavily traded exchange-traded funds. VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEMKT:GDXJ)rose 3%, and the leveraged Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF (NYSEMKT:NUGT)jumped 9% on the day.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.(UCTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, technology shares fell 3.59 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: UCTT), down 5 percent, and Brooks Automation, Inc (NASDAQ: BRKS), down 10 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares shot up 52 percent to $7.235 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares gained 24.2 percent to $21.80 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 22 percent to $2.625 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) jumped 21.3 percent to $411.871 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 17 percent to $3.10 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) rose 15.9 percent to $18.34 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) gained 15.6 percent to $12.20 following Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) surged 14.4 percent to $260.3901 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) gained 13.8 percent to $3.70.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 13.5 percent to $29.815 after reporting strong Q1 results.
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 13.5 percent to $38.30 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 13.1 percent to $10.985 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) shares gained 11.8 percent to $63.59 following Q1 results. California Water Service Group made an offer for SJW.
    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) climbed 9.8 percent to $278.40 following Q1 results.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS)
  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

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

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: SemiLEDS Corporation(LEDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) was down, falling around 17 percent to $6.75 following Q2 earnings report. SemiLEDS reported a Q3 loss of $1.06 per share on revenue of $2.4 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose
  • [By Ross Cameron – Warrior Trading]

    I look at stocks like Sunshine Heart Inc (NASDAQ: CHFS), which has a beta of 2.38 (remember, a beta greater than 1 means more volatility), or SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS), with a beta of 2.26. Both of these have been recent winners for me. If this means I’m trading penny stocks, then that’s fine. My key is to stick with my system, which is why I’ve been successful — and had the best day of my career).

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings.

    Staffing 360 Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: STAF) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.28 per share.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is themostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is thefifth mostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 47.69% according to Highshortnterest.com.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR) got a boost, shooting up 30 percent to $8.38 after the company posted upbeat Q4 results.

    Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $56.39 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its third quarter and boosted its full year net income guidance.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Itron Inc.(ITRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Silver Spring Networks Inc (NYSE: SSNI) got a boost, shooting up 24 percent to $16.11. Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced plans to acquire Silver Spring Networks for $16.25 per share.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Semtech Corporation(SMTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ: SMTC) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $128.38 million.

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: OLLI) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $190.44 million.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Enphase Energy, Inc.(ENPH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    (Nasdaq: CNET)

    $2.95 34.76%
    Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) $0.28 33.81%
    Intelsat Corp. (NYSE: I) $9.11 31.50%
    Navios Maritime Midstream Partners LP (NYE: NAP) $4.42 29.18%
    Limelight Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW) $4.89 28.61%
    Enphase Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: ENPH) $5.05 24.62%

    As you can see in the table above, penny stocks have the potential to provide tremendous returns for enterprising investors. However, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also incredibly risky.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    UPDATE: I stand corrected. There does appear to be a reason for First Solar’s market-leading move today. Axiom Capital’s Gordon Johnson attributes the rise to the $10 million investment in Enphase Energy (ENPH), which makes “microinverter systems for the solar photovoltaic industry,” by investors T.J. Rodgers and John Doerr.

  • [By ]

    This direct current (DC) optimized inverter system maximizes power generation at the individual PV module level while lowering the cost of energy produced by the solar PV system. SolarEdge’s patented inverter is not only best in class, but also contains an energy storage unit and/or charger, which differentiates it from its main competitor, Enphase energy (Nasdaq: ENPH).

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Analog Devices, Inc.(ADI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    An Attractive Tech Stock At A Killer Price
    This week, I’m recommending an income opportunity in Analog Devices (Nasdaq: ADI). It’s a stock that fared better than most in the recent selloff, a bullish indicator for the short term.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Wells Fargo downgraded Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) from Outperform to Market Perform.

    Analog Devices shares rose 4.83 percent to close at $81.60 on Wednesday.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    If you think that Apple still has room to run, you should also check out three of its top suppliers — Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ:CRUS), Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI), and Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) — which could all be lifted by the tech giant’s rally.

  • [By ]

    After ams reported the shortfall, the SOX index dipped to about 1% above its 200-day moving average. Among the worst performers on the index are Micron Technology Inc. (MU) , down 3.16% Monday, Skyworks Solutions Inc. (SWKS) , down 2.79%, and Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) , down 1.97%.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: AU Optronics Corp(AUO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Corning Incorporated in a largely steady uptrend since we recommended the stock while Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) skyrocketed last yearand LG Display Co Ltd (NYSE: LPL) and AU Optronics Corp (NYSE: AUO) have not done much:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Corning Incorporated in a steady uptrend since we recommended the stock while Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) has taken off even higher and LG Display Co Ltd (NYSE: LPL) and AU Optronics Corp (NYSE: AUO) have given a similar performance:

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Barracuda Networks, Inc.(CUDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Barracuda Networks Inc (NYSE: CUDA) was down, falling around 16 percent to $19.57. Barracuda posted upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter, but issued a disappointing forecast.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Barracuda Networks (NYSE:CUDA) fell 12% in April 2017, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The data security specialist presented fourth-quarter results on April 17, triggering a 17% drop the next day.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Barracuda Networks Inc (NYSE: CUDA) reported stronger-than-expected results for its third quarter on Monday.

    Barracuda reported Q3 adjusted earnings of $0.22 per share on revenue of $88.8 million. Analysts were expecting earnings of $0.14 per share on revenue of $86.6 million.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Sina Corporation(SINA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    JD.com (NASDAQ:JD) recently partnered with SINA (NASDAQ:SINA), one of China’s top portal sites, to pool the two companies’ user data and resources together. JD.com will help SINA optimize its algorithms to match its readers withmore relevant content — which could help its portal sites lock in more users.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    But as the U.S. market remains stuck in neutral, Chinese tech stocks have thrived, sparked by impressive growth figures and their detachment from U.S.-centered issues. Let’s examine three stocks in that industry which have already rallied more than 30% this month — Baozun (NASDAQ:BZUN), Weibo (NASDAQ:WB), and SINA (NASDAQ:SINA).

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 15.3 percent to $2.41 in pre-market trading after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 10.7 percent to $117.75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) rose 10.6 percent to $35.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 10.2 percent to $12.12 in pre-market trading after climbing 86.76 percent on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 7 percent to $6.42 in pre-market trading on reports that the company has made progress on merger talks with T-Mobile.
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) rose 6.9 percent to $1,621.95 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter. The company sees second quarter operating income of $1.1 billion – $1.9 billion and sales of $51 billion – $54 billion.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 5.5 percent to $7.88 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.49 percent on Thursday.
    Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) rose 5.3 percent to $55.86 in pre-market trading as the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and also raised its FY18 sales outlook.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) rose 5.3 percent to $21.00 in pre-market trading.
    Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) shares rose 5.1 percent to $4.75 in pre-market trading as the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE: DO) rose 5 percent to $20.24 in pre-market trading.
    Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) rose 4.5 percent to $249.50 in pre-market trading following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) rose 4.3 percent to $311 in pre-market trading. Charter is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA) shares rose 3.9 pe
  • [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.

Brunswick Co. (BC) Expected to Post Earnings of $1.55 Per Share

Wall Street brokerages forecast that Brunswick Co. (NYSE:BC) will announce earnings per share of $1.55 for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Ten analysts have provided estimates for Brunswick’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $1.59 and the lowest is $1.52. Brunswick reported earnings per share of $1.35 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 14.8%. The company is scheduled to report its next earnings report on Thursday, July 26th.

On average, analysts expect that Brunswick will report full-year earnings of $4.63 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.60 to $4.65. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the firm will report earnings of $5.18 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.10 to $5.30. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow Brunswick.

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Brunswick (NYSE:BC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. The company reported $1.01 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.07. Brunswick had a return on equity of 23.33% and a net margin of 3.26%. The firm had revenue of $1.16 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.15 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.84 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.7% on a year-over-year basis.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Brunswick from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered Brunswick from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 23rd. B. Riley boosted their target price on Brunswick from $68.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 13th. Imperial Capital reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $78.00 price target (up from $70.00) on shares of Brunswick in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. Finally, SunTrust Banks upped their price target on Brunswick to $78.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, March 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Brunswick has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $69.66.

In other news, VP Christopher F. Dekker sold 3,100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $58.84, for a total transaction of $182,404.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 1.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Cerebellum GP LLC acquired a new position in shares of Brunswick in the fourth quarter valued at $128,000. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. raised its stake in shares of Brunswick by 1,158.4% in the third quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 2,391 shares of the company’s stock valued at $132,000 after purchasing an additional 2,201 shares in the last quarter. Annex Advisory Services LLC acquired a new position in shares of Brunswick in the fourth quarter valued at $238,000. Partnervest Advisory Services LLC acquired a new position in shares of Brunswick in the first quarter valued at $238,000. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its stake in shares of Brunswick by 47.9% in the fourth quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,757 shares of the company’s stock valued at $263,000 after purchasing an additional 1,540 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.41% of the company’s stock.

BC traded up $0.10 on Wednesday, hitting $59.69. The company had a trading volume of 128,876 shares, compared to its average volume of 878,488. Brunswick has a 1-year low of $48.04 and a 1-year high of $64.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 1.73. The firm has a market cap of $5.19 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.32, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.05 and a beta of 1.84.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 15th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 22nd will be issued a dividend of $0.19 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 21st. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.27%. Brunswick’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 19.54%.

Brunswick Company Profile

Brunswick Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets recreation products worldwide. The company's Marine Engine segment offers outboard, sterndrive, and inboard engine and propulsion systems; marine electronics and control integration systems, steering systems, instruments, controls, propellers, trolling motors, fuel systems, service parts, and lubricants; and diesel propulsion systems to the recreational and commercial marine markets.

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