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When it comes to streaming, there’s Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), then there’s everyone else. Sure, there’s been competition from the likes of Amazon.com’s Prime Video and Hulu, but the combination of Netflix’s cutting-edge streaming technology and an early move into original content has kept any would-be competitors at arms-length.

However, recent developments may finally bring some long-awaited competition to the space, and one announcement sent Netflix shares skidding over 6% in response. An analyst’s rosy outlook for an anticipated streaming video service from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) caused the swoon.

Apple’s Carpool Karaoke. Image source: Apple.

An Apple a day…

Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said that if Apple debuts a video streaming subscription — which has been widely anticipated — the company could attract over 50 million paid subscribers by 2025. Netflix currently has 130 million subscribers, with 124 million of those paying (the rest are on 30-day free trials). Huberty believes that consumers would pay about $7.99 per month for the service, even for a much smaller, high quality content library, growing to a $4.4 billion business over the coming six years. 

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Apple Inc.(AAPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Voice assistants like Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) Siri, Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google Assistant, and Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Alexa have integrated themselves into our digital lives. Almost half of American adults used voice assistants last year, according to Pew Research.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    You might have a vague notion that Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) supplies wireless chips for smartphones. After all, if you’ve looked at a component teardown report of a high-profile smartphone like one of the latest Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhones, you’ve probably seen at least a few Skyworks chips. 

  • [By Cooper Creagan]

    Demand for the iPhone X is weaker than expected, driving shares of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) down about 3% from recent highs.

    But Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald and Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani are telling investors not to sweat it.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Within that mold, here’s why Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP), and Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) should be on the shortlist for investors seeking stocks with fast-growing returned income. 

  • [By ] When it comes to mobile payments, most people likely think of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) Pay or Alphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOG)(NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google Pay. However, a recent eMarketer study found that Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) actually has the top proximity mobile payment app in the United States.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Autodesk, Inc.(ADSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) which traded up about 15% at $156.69. The stock’s 52-week range is $101.55 to $157.78. Volume was about 8 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.9 million.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) had its price objective upped by equities researchers at Griffin Securities from $165.00 to $170.00 in a report released on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the software company’s stock. Griffin Securities’ price target points to a potential upside of 8.14% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Merger mania has been hitting Wall Street all month. Today, 21st Century Fox Inc. (Nasdaq: FOXA) has been urged by activist investor Chris Hohn to make a deal with Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA) if that company’s offer is better than the deal they could receive from The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS). Hohn’s firm disclosed in an SEC filing that it has a 7.4% stake in FOXA.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: BBY, DB, KR, APRN
    Best Buy Corp. (NYSE: BBY) leads a busy day of earnings reports in New York. The Big Box retailer easily topped Wall Street expectations, with earnings per share of $0.82 on $9.11 billion in revenue. The average analyst expectation came in at $0.75 on $8.78 billion.
    The largest bank in Europe is facing problems again. This morning, Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE: DB) announced plans to slash 7,000 jobs as the firm attempts to restore profitability to its balance sheet. The announcement comes as the company’s chair faces a vote of no confidence at an annual general meeting taking place today.
    In other deal news, Kroger Inc. (NYSE: KR) has purchased Home Chef, the biggest privately owned meal kit delivery firm in the United States. The deal includes $200 million upfront and could be worth $700 million should Home Chef hit certain targets over its next five years. It is an interesting acquisition, given that rival Blue Apron Holdings Inc. (NYSE: APRN) has struggled since its IPO. Though APRN stock was up 3.8% this morning on news of the Home Chef deal, the stock is trading at just $3.07. It hit the market at $11.00 in June 2017. Look for additional earnings reports from Splunk Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLK), Deckers Outdoor Corp. (Nasdaq: DECK), Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Ross Stores Inc. (Nasdaq: ROST), Autodesk Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK), and Hormel Foods Corp. (NYSE: HRL).

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) fell 27.8 percent to $10.45 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company also lowered its FY18 sales outlook from $358million-$368 million to $345 million-$352 million.
    Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) shares fell 15.6 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Rockwell Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMTI) fell 15.5 percent to $5.02 in the pre-market trading session after the company disclosed that its President and CEO Robert Chioini was terminated.
    BG Staffing Inc (NYSE: BGSF) shares fell 12.7 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading after reporting a common stock offering.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) fell 9.3 percent to $20.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (NASDAQ: APWC) fell 7.7 percent to $2.35 in pre-market trading after rising 3.88 percent on Thursday.
    Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) shares fell 7.5 percent to $30.49 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat earnings for its first quarter on Thursday. Comps were up 1 percent in the quarter.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) fell 6.4 percent to $33.91 in pre-market trading.
    Buckle Inc (NYSE: BKE) fell 4.9 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading following weak quarterly sales.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) shares fell 4.9 percent to $3.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.53 percent on Thursday.
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) fell 4.8 percent to $78.98 in pre-market trading. Ross Stores reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak forecast for the current quarter.
    Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) shares fell 4.7 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported pricing of common

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    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $3.54 billion.
    Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $557.65 million.
    Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.60 billion.
    Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $131.95 million.
    Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) is expected to post quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $297.67 million.
    Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $262.02 million.
    Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NYSE: DECK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $375.41 million.
    Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $105.30 million.
    DXC Technology Company (NYSE: DXC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $2.23 per share on revenue of $6.12 billion.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.05 per share on revenue of $76.93 million.
    Viasat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.45 per share on revenue of $424.46 million.
    ePlus inc. (NASDAQ: PLUS) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $1.60 billion.
    Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: LGF.A) is expected to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $1.04 billion.
    Agilysys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGYS) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $32.58 million.
    Nutanix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTNX) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $278.98 million.
    Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE: VEEV) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: John Bean Technologies Corporation(JBT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    John Bean Technologies Corp (NYSE:JBT) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the ten ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $92.33.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.(MRVL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL) had its price target dropped by Citigroup from $23.00 to $20.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, Stock Target Advisor reports. The brokerage currently has a “neutral” rating on the semiconductor company’s stock. Citigroup’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 5.43% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Marvell Technology Group Ltd.’s (NASDAQ: MRVL) most recent quarterly release is anticipated late on Thursday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.31 in EPS on $602.01 million in revenue. Shares ended the week at $22.49. The consensus target price is $28.11, and the 52-week range is $14.87 to $25.18.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) is expected to post its most recent quarterly results Thursday as well. The consensus estimates are $0.31 in EPS and $610.99 million in revenue. Shares ended the week at $23.42 apiece. The consensus price target is $27.26, and the 52-week range is $14.58 to $24.22.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL) might not be a fashionable name in the semiconductor space, but it enjoys the same set of catalysts as some of its illustrious peers. From the Internet of Things (IoT) to connected cars and big data, the chipmaker is sitting on multiple opportunities that could help it accelerate remarkably in the long run.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Trina Solar Limited(TSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Tree Island Steel Ltd. (TSE:TSL) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as C$3.40 and last traded at C$3.47, with a volume of 7100 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$3.49.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ThinkSmart (LON:TSL)‘s stock had its “corporate” rating reiterated by investment analysts at FinnCap in a report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Energo (CURRENCY:TSL) traded 7.5% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 16:00 PM ET on September 9th. During the last seven days, Energo has traded 10.7% lower against the U.S. dollar. Energo has a total market cap of $2.64 million and $127,840.00 worth of Energo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Energo token can now be bought for approximately $0.0044 or 0.00000069 BTC on exchanges including Coinnest, Gate.io, CoinEgg and CoinBene.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energo (CURRENCY:TSL) traded 2.8% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on April 22nd. In the last week, Energo has traded up 73.1% against the dollar. Energo has a total market capitalization of $24.76 million and approximately $956,466.00 worth of Energo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Energo token can now be bought for about $0.0425 or 0.00000481 BTC on popular exchanges including Gate.io, CoinEgg, Coinnest and Coinrail.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019

What happened

Shares of natural gas and renewable natural gas provider Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE) are up 25.1% at 12:25 p.m. EDT on March 13, following the release of the company’s fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 financial results yesterday after market close. 

The company reported revenue and earnings numbers that both came in ahead of analyst expectations. Fourth-quarter revenue was $96.2 million, up 8% from last year, while GAAP net income came in at $6.9 million, compared to a $28.3 million net loss in the year-ago period. On a per-share basis, that works out to $0.03 earnings per share, while most analysts who cover the stock had projected a small loss. 

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So what

It isn’t just the solid revenue and GAAP earnings results that have Mr. Market excited today. Because natural gas commodity prices can swing wildly, looking at revenue alone doesn’t always show whether the company is actually growing.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc.(OLLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (NASDAQ:OLLI) had its price objective increased by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from $70.00 to $84.00 in a report released on Tuesday morning. They currently have an overweight rating on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:OLLI) VP Kenneth Robert Bertram sold 6,750 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.99, for a total transaction of $533,182.50. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 17,217 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,359,970.83. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:OLLI) SVP Kevin Mclain sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.00, for a total value of $1,680,000.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 20,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,680,000. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: (LVMUY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (OTCMKTS:LVMUY) was upgraded by ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Saturday.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    LVMH (NASDAQOTH:LVMUY) is the world’s largest luxury company. Its sprawling portfolio of 70 brands includes the fashion houses Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Christian Dior, Loewe, and Marc Jacobs; jewelry and watch brands like Bvlgari and Tag Heuer; retailers like Sephora and Le Bon Marché; and wine and spirit brands like Hennessy, Dom Pérignon, and Moët & Chandon. It sells its products at 4,590 stores across 70 countries.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    At $126, Tiffany trades at about 27 times this year’s earnings estimate — which is a premium valuation relative to the midpoint of its forecast for 12% growth. LVMH (NASDAQOTH:LVMUY), which owns Tiffany’s rival (and Bogliolo’s former employer) Bulgari, trades at just 25 times this year’s earnings — and analysts expect its EPS to jump 16%. Bulgari, like Tiffany, is pivoting away from its “old world” charms toward edgier marketing campaigns that target younger shoppers.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd.(IGLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Internet Gold Golden Lines (NASDAQ:IGLD) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Internet Gold Golden Lines earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.7616640405736 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Ishares Trust Dj Us Financial (IYF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The challenges facing EUFN may indicate the ETF will be challenged to deliver compelling risk-reward for investors. EUFN's three-year standard deviation is 18.23 percent, or more than 500 basis points above the same metric on the iShares U.S. Financials ETF (NYSE: IYF).

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.(HMTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Hemisphere Media Group (NASDAQ:HMTV) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hemisphere Media Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 46.3165791270916 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hemisphere Media Group Inc (NASDAQ:HMTV) shares reached a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $13.45 and last traded at $13.40, with a volume of 2506 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $13.10.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: “Hemisphere Media Group (HMTV) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday” was first posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece of content on another domain, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of U.S. and international trademark and copyright law. The legal version of this piece of content can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4195061/hemisphere-media-group-hmtv-scheduled-to-post-quarterly-earnings-on-tuesday.html.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Hemisphere Media Group (NASDAQ:HMTV) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hemisphere Media Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.2580984034566 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Hemisphere Media Group (NASDAQ:HMTV) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Thursday.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Exterran Corporation(EXTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    United Rentals (NYSE: URI) and Exterran (NYSE:EXTN) are both construction companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of Exterran Corp (NYSE:EXTN) by 5.3% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 4,885,496 shares of the energy company’s stock after buying an additional 244,903 shares during the quarter. BlackRock Inc. owned 0.14% of Exterran worth $122,333,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Robotti Robert lowered its holdings in Exterran Corp (NYSE:EXTN) by 0.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 365,072 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 2,670 shares during the quarter. Exterran accounts for about 2.4% of Robotti Robert’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 13th largest position. Robotti Robert’s holdings in Exterran were worth $9,141,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Retail Properties of America, Inc.(RPAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Retail Properties of America Inc (NYSE:RPAI) – Equities research analysts at KeyCorp upped their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for Retail Properties of America in a research note issued on Wednesday, August 15th. KeyCorp analyst T. Thomas now forecasts that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $1.02 for the year, up from their previous forecast of $1.01.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Retail Properties of America (NYSE:RPAI) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Retail Properties of America earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 48.1880076437209 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Apple Inc.(AAPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    This is one of the busiest weeks for earnings this quarter. In addition to TWTR and FB, there are quite a few other tech companies reporting this week. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) all report after market close on Thursday, Apr. 26. Next week, we’ll see a few other major tech reports with both Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) on the docket.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    With Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently announcing Memoji, an animated personalized emoji that users can control with their faces, Snap is rightly scared.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Another year, another teardown estimating the bill of materials (BOM) for the newest Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone. Last year’s iPhone X was estimated at roughly $370 to build for a base 64 GB model. Investors often use these types of third-party BOM estimates as a way to gauge how profitable the new gadgets are, which has implications for the company’s gross margin. With the iPhone XS Max priced at $1,100 to $1,450, it has the potential to be incredibly profitable. However, the device does have the largest display that Apple has ever put into an iPhone, and it also uses expensive OLED technology.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    If you’ve been following the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone rumor mill, you probably know that Apple is preparing to launch three new iPhones this year. One of the new iPhones is expected to be an upgraded version of the current premium iPhone X and another is expected to be a larger version of the updated iPhone X, which I’ll refer to as the iPhone X Plus.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    On Sept. 12, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced three new iPhones. The largest — and priciest — of the bunch is the iPhone XS Max, which sports a 6.5-inch organic light emitting diode (OLED) screen.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Along with its second-quarter results, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced an increase to its quarterly dividend, which extends Apple’s growing dividend history and fortifies the stock’s attractiveness as a dividend investment. Further, Apple’s business looks poised to easily support ongoing increases for years to come.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Home Depot, Inc. (HD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Texas Permanent School Fund trimmed its stake in Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) by 6.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 281,493 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock after selling 20,228 shares during the period. Home Depot makes up 0.8% of Texas Permanent School Fund’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 18th largest holding. Texas Permanent School Fund’s holdings in Home Depot were worth $54,919,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In today’s episode of MarketFoolery, host Chris Hill and analyst Seth Jayson hit on the stock market’s biggest stories. Home Depot (NYSE:HD) shares are up big on yet another knockout quarter. Redfin (NASDAQ:RDFN) was decidedly more honest and less flashy than Zillow (NASDAQ:ZG) in their earnings report, which shed light on some dour trends in the real estate industry that Redfin just can’t do much about. Tapestry (NYSE:TPR) (formerly Coach) is up this morning on a decent-to-good earnings report, depending on how you look at it. And finally, Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) says no to emotional support animals, opening the door for other airlines to follow suit. Tune in and find out more.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Three months ago, Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) first-quarter results lagged Home Depot’s (NYSE:HD) as both retailers struggled with weather-driven customer traffic challenges. This week, Lowe’s joined its larger rival in announcing a solid second-quarter sales rebound after home improvement shoppers shifted their seasonal spending into the period. However, the operating gap between the two companies only widened over the last few months.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) traded up 1.24% at $195.99. The stock’s 52-week range is $144.25 to $207.61. Volume was about 25% below the daily average of around 4.8 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By ]

    The markets were sent skidding lower on Tuesday as Home Depot (HD) posted stronger-than-expected first-quarter earnings, but its same-store sales were hit by the colder winter temperatures that also impacted the key spring period. The stock was down well over 1%.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) traded down 2.49% at $198.67. The 52-week range on the stock is $160.53 to $215.43. Volume was about 15% above the daily average of around 3.9 million.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: National CineMedia, Inc.(NCMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of National CineMedia (NASDAQ:NCMI) came back to life on Monday, trading 15.6% higher as of 3:30 p.m. EDT. The struggling stock took a rare leap upward thanks to a stronger-than-expected first-quarter report.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Standard General L.P.National CineMedia Inc (NCMI) – 14,387,113 shares, 83.65% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 8.59%Turning Point Brands Inc (TPB) – 455,319 shares, 9.92% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 49.13%CafePress Inc (PRSS) – 2,500,000 shares, 3.77% of the total portfolio. Emmis Communications Corp (EMMS) – 515,231 shares, 2.66% of the total portfolio. Added: Turnin

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

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Keep an Eyeball on P/S Ratio: The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI … (thestreetpoint.com) GLaterening Stocks: National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI), Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH … (journalfinance.net) Jerry Canning Joins National CineMedia (NCM) as Vice President, Digital Ad Sales (finance.yahoo.com) National CineMedia, Inc. (NCMI) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of National CineMedia traded down $0.03, hitting $8.47, during mid-day trading on Tuesday, according to Marketbeat.com. The company had a trading volume of 690,980 shares, compared to its average volume of 780,168. The stock has a market cap of $662.84 million, a P/E ratio of 21.18 and a beta of 0.61. The company has a current ratio of 2.43, a quick ratio of 2.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -11.19. National CineMedia has a 1-year low of $5.09 and a 1-year high of $8.60.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of National CineMedia (NASDAQ:NCMI) rose 29.6% in May 2018, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. A strong first-quarter report kept this roller-coaster stock chart going with another big turn.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now

Concord Medical Services Hldg Ltd (NYSE:CCM) has been assigned an average broker rating score of 3.70 (Sell) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating.

Analysts have set a 12-month consensus price target of $3.00 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.02 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Concord Medical Services an industry rank of 106 out of 255 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

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A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Concord Medical Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 28th. ValuEngine raised Concord Medical Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: TEGNA Inc.(TGNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    $0.35 Earnings Per Share Expected for GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock (TGNA) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Eight Stocks That Are Poised to Change Direction (finance.yahoo.com) Critical Contrast: SKY (SKYAY) & GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock (TGNA) (americanbankingnews.com) GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock (TGNA) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock Sees Unusually High Options Volume (TGNA) (americanbankingnews.com)

    GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock opened at $11.51 on Tuesday, according to Marketbeat Ratings. GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock has a twelve month low of $10.00 and a twelve month high of $15.60. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.08, a current ratio of 1.86 and a quick ratio of 1.86. The stock has a market cap of $2.47 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.66, a P/E/G ratio of 0.46 and a beta of 1.57.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: SBGI) and GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock (NYSE:TGNA) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    TEGNA (TGNA) Down 2.6% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? (finance.yahoo.com) Head to Head Review: GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock (TGNA) & GRUPO TELEVISA/S (TV) (americanbankingnews.com) [$$] Fading local press raises fears for city democracy (finance.yahoo.com) TEGNA to Webcast Second Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call on Tuesday, August 7 (finance.yahoo.com) Brokerages Anticipate GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock (TGNA) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $516.86 Million (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. Guggenheim set a $16.00 price objective on shares of GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 12th. B. Riley lowered their price objective on shares of GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock from $17.00 to $16.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, March 20th. Barclays restated an “underweight” rating on shares of GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock in a report on Monday, March 5th. Finally, Noble Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of GANNETT CO INC. Common Stock in a report on Friday, March 2nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.08.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited(AHL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Travelers Companies (NYSE: TRV) and Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

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Hot Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.(POT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PotCoin (CURRENCY:POT) traded 4% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 0:00 AM Eastern on June 4th. PotCoin has a total market capitalization of $18.72 million and approximately $73,221.00 worth of PotCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, PotCoin has traded up 2.6% against the U.S. dollar. One PotCoin coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.0850 or 0.00001147 BTC on exchanges including CoinExchange, Tux Exchange, Trade By Trade and Bleutrade.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) (TSE:POT) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Potash Co. of Saskatchewan earned a news impact score of 0.43 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the fertilizer maker an impact score of 45.4285202328488 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) (TSE:POT) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Potash Co. of Saskatchewan earned a daily sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the fertilizer maker an impact score of 45.852138495875 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PotCoin (CURRENCY:POT) traded 0.6% higher against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on May 12th. PotCoin has a total market capitalization of $23.95 million and approximately $62,522.00 worth of PotCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, PotCoin has traded 17.8% lower against the US dollar. One PotCoin coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.11 or 0.00001293 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia, CoinExchange, Trade By Trade and Tux Exchange.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Apple Inc.(AAPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Given how many companies these three names touch, and the positive feelings they invoke, that’s all it took to get this market moving again.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), which market research company IDC says was the fourth-largest personal computer vendor by unit shipments during the second quarter of 2018, released new MacBook Pro computers on July 12 — just in time for the back-to-school shopping season.

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Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Integrated Device Technology (NASDAQ:IDTI) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 6,328,357 shares, a drop of 24.6% from the April 30th total of 8,395,638 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,373,188 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.6 days. Currently, 4.8% of the company’s stock are sold short.

In related news, SVP Sailesh Chittipeddi sold 25,000 shares of Integrated Device Technology stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.37, for a total transaction of $809,250.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 178,078 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,764,384.86. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, VP Chris Allexandre sold 2,721 shares of Integrated Device Technology stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.08, for a total value of $87,289.68. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 47,215 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,514,657.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 184,845 shares of company stock valued at $5,724,912 in the last three months. Insiders own 1.24% of the company’s stock.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: CSP Inc.(CSPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about CSP (NASDAQ:CSPI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CSP earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the information technology services provider an impact score of 44.9831568716707 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Apple Inc.(AAPL)

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    However, in the past, Tesla had made it clear that it wants to build its own chips to power its self-driving ambitions. That’s why it hired Jim Keller two years ago from Advanced Micro Device, Inc. (AMD) . Before that, Keller played a significant role behind developing the A4 and A5 processors for Apple Inc. (AAPL) .

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Microsoft’s greatest failure over the past decade was its loss of the mobile OS market to Alphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google and Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile devices only account for 0.2%of the mobile market today, according toNetMarketShare.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Amid this volatile week, three stories in tech stood out.

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock soared to new highs after a solid second quarter and as Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathawayrevealed a larger stake in the company. Snap (NYSE:SNAP) stock plummeted as the company’s recent redesign for Snapchat dragged on results. Financial technology company Square (NYSE:SQ) saw its revenue growth accelerate again.

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Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: RealPage, Inc.(RP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    RealPage Inc (NASDAQ:RP) Chairman Stephen T. Winn sold 794,939 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.73, for a total transaction of $45,096,889.47. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 1,674,645 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $95,002,610.85. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RealPage Inc (NASDAQ:RP) Chairman Stephen T. Winn sold 752,793 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.24, for a total value of $44,595,457.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now owns 1,945,439 shares in the company, valued at $115,247,806.36. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RealPage (NASDAQ:RP) had its target price increased by KeyCorp from $61.00 to $65.00 in a research note published on Friday morning. The firm currently has an overweight rating on the software maker’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. assumed coverage on shares of RealPage (NASDAQ:RP) in a research report released on Thursday, Marketbeat.com reports. The brokerage issued an overweight rating and a $76.00 price objective on the software maker’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Fiera Capital Corp cut its position in RealPage (NASDAQ:RP) by 11.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 149,545 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 19,281 shares during the quarter. Fiera Capital Corp’s holdings in RealPage were worth $7,702,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: ArQule Inc.(ARQL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Saturday.

    A number of other research firms have also issued reports on ARQL. Roth Capital upped their price target on ArQule from $5.00 to $6.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 17th. Leerink Swann upgraded ArQule from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered ArQule from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 4th. ValuEngine upgraded ArQule from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, B. Riley set a $4.00 price target on ArQule and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, March 26th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock currently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $4.69.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) rose 15.3 percent to $53.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) rose 10.4 percent to $4.58 in pre-market trading. Evofem Biosciences reported closing of public offering of common stock and warrants.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) rose 7.3 percent to $4.88 in pre-market trading after declining 1.94 percent on Thursday.
    SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEDG) shares rose 5.7 percent to $59.65 in pre-market trading after falling 8.43 percent on Thursday.
    Yirendai Ltd. (NYSE: YRD) rose 5 percent to $30.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Deckers Outdoor Corp (NYSE: DECK) rose 4.9 percent to $108.75 in pre-market trading after reporteingd better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter.
    Blue Apron Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: APRN) rose 4.2 percent to $3.21 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.70 percent on Thursday.
    Recro Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: REPH) rose 4 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after dropping 54.67 percent on Thursday.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) rose 3.8 percent to $4.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.86 percent on Thursday.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) shares rose 2.9 percent to $2.85 in pre-market trading after climbing 7.78 percent on Thursday.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 2.5 percent to $14.20 in pre-market trading after surging 11.33 percent on Thursday.

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    What’s behind these dramatic gains? Read on to find out.

    Company Gain in H1 2018 Market Cap
    Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARWR) 270% $1.19 billion
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) 235% $482 million
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECYT) 222% $959 million
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(NASDAQ:MDGL) 205% $3.99 billion

    Data source: YCharts.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of development-stage biopharma ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL) rose nearly 17% today after the company announced two appointments to its management team in two newly created positions. Dr. Marc Schegerin will serve as senior vice president, corporate strategy, communication, and finance. Dr. Shirish Hirani will serve as senior vice president, program management and product planning.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) were down 5.4% during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $4.71 and last traded at $4.73. Approximately 3,358,864 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 289% from the average daily volume of 863,008 shares. The stock had previously closed at $5.00.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Super Micro Computer, Inc.(SMCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the information technology shares rose 1.59 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P), up 23 percent, and Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) up 17 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the information technology shares rose 1.9 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P), up 23 percent, and Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) up 16 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares jumped 29.86 percent to close at $2.87 on Friday.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares gained 28.87 percent to close at $8.75 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSE: MXC) gained 27.02 percent to close at $5.4744.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) climbed 26 percent to close at $23.94. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 25.64 percent to close at $42.44 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.19 percent to close at $8.50 after reporting Q2 results.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares gained 22.45 percent to close at $31.58 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) gained 22.31 percent to close at $6.25 after reporting Q1 results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares jumped 22.27 percent to close at $121.46 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Jerash Holdings (US), Inc. (NASDAQ: JRSH) gained 20.86 percent to close at $8.46.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 19.83 percent to close at $6.89 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 18.01 percent to close at $55.95 on Friday after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 17.73 percent to close at $21.25 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) rose 17.41 percent to close at $2.36.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares gained 16.78 percent to close at $12.25 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares rose 14.23 percent to close at $63.40 following Q1 result
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ:SMCI) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Friday.

    A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Super Micro Computer from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, April 5th. Maxim Group increased their price objective on shares of Super Micro Computer from $45.00 to $50.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $28.14.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Pointer Telocation Ltd.(PNTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pointer Telocation Ltd (NASDAQ:PNTR) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $21.33.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Pointer Telocation Ltd. (NASDAQ: PNTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $20.22 million.

    Tecogen Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $9.43 million.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ: PNTR) and Mitel Networks (NASDAQ:MITL) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

Research analysts at Deutsche Bank began coverage on shares of Buckeye Partners (NYSE:BPL) in a report released on Thursday, The Fly reports. The brokerage set a “hold” rating on the pipeline company’s stock.

A number of other research firms have also commented on BPL. Barclays increased their price target on Buckeye Partners from $56.00 to $58.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Buckeye Partners from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Credit Suisse Group began coverage on Buckeye Partners in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. They set an “underperform” rating on the stock. Bank of America began coverage on Buckeye Partners in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $56.00 price target on Buckeye Partners and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, February 11th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $53.25.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Apple Inc.(AAPL)

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    In February, The Wall Street Journal predicted that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) could overtake Spotify (NYSE:SPOT) in paid U.S. subscribers as soon as this summer, based on the trajectories of each music-streaming service’s respective user bases. Apple Music had an estimated 36 million paid subscribers globally at that time. In the months since, Apple Music hit 40 million paid subscribers, and Spotify successfully went public via a direct listing, disclosing to investors for the first time details regarding its user base.

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    Those were just a few of the upgrades and new features announced Monday at the 11th annual Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) was the fourth-ranked vendor with fourth-quarter shipments of 5.45 million for a 7.6% share. Asus and Acer were the other vendors identified by name in the report from industry analysis firm Gartner Inc.

  • [By Mac Greer]

    In this Market Foolery podcast, host Mac Greer Hill and senior analysts Taylor Muckerman and Jason Moser discuss some of the more interesting news items from the business world over the past few days. First, there’s a new U.S. leader in the music-streaming space — it’s Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), though Spotify (NYSE:SPOT)still has a solid lead globally. But China’s e-commerce giant Tencent now plans to spin off its own streaming service — and it’s tied to Spotify by fairly large mutual stock holdings.

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    Make no mistake. Each member of the FANG Plus group is a great company. We’re talking Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB), Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) – plus Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL).

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: TOP Ships Inc.(TOPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are this week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Axovant Sciences (Nasdaq: AXON) $4.87 150.00%
    American Electric Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AETI) $1.56 102.70%
    EDAP TMS SA (Nasdaq: EDAP) $3.44 58.59%
    Conn’s Inc. (Nasdaq: CONN) $2.01 51.99%
    Versartis Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAR) $2.15 48.28%
    Onconova Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: ONTX) $0.54 47.92%
    Ameri Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRH) $1.21 44.73%
    Westwater Resources Inc. (Nasdaq: WWR) $0.58 36.76%
    Top Ships Inc. (Nasdaq: TOPS) $1.04 35.44%
    Rexahn Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: RNN) $2.11 30.59%

    While the gains of last week’s top penny stocks are exciting, it’s important to note that these kinds of returns are not guaranteed.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Colony NorthStar, Inc. (CLNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Colony NorthStar Inc. (NYSE: CLNS) traded down about 2.5% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $9.86 after closing Tuesday at $10.11. The 52-week high is $14.74. Volume was over 7.7 million, about double the daily average of 3.5 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Colony NorthStar Inc. (NYSE: CLNS) dropped about 3.1% Friday to post a 52-week low of $10.36 after closing at $10.69 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $14.92. Volume was around 6.1million, more than double the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Colony NorthStar Inc. (NYSE: CLNS) dropped about 3.1% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $9.06 after closing at $9.35 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $14.74. Volume was around 7.5 million, nearly double the daily average of around 3.8 million. The company had no specific news — it has been weak lately and today got caught by the rising bond yield.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Colony NorthStar Inc. (NYSE: CLNS) dropped about 2.4% Thursday to post a 52-week low of $10.69 after closing at $10.95 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $14.92. Volume was around 5.3 million, nearly double the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Colony NorthStar Inc. (NYSE: CLNS) dropped about 6.3% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $8.50 after closing at $9.07 on Monday. The stock’s 52-week high is $14.74. Volume was around 17.5 million, more than four times the daily average of around 3.9 million. The company had no specific news. Shares traded up about 1% late Tuesday afternoon at around $9.15.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Regency Centers Corporation(REG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Regency Centers (NYSE:REG) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Friday.

    Several other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on REG. Jefferies Financial Group set a $64.00 price objective on shares of Regency Centers and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated an outperform rating and set a $65.00 price objective (down from $76.00) on shares of Regency Centers in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. SunTrust Banks set a $67.00 price objective on shares of Regency Centers and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Deutsche Bank decreased their price objective on shares of Regency Centers from $73.00 to $72.00 and set a hold rating for the company in a research note on Monday, March 19th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a buy rating and set a $68.00 price objective on shares of Regency Centers in a research note on Wednesday, March 21st. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Regency Centers presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $68.32.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH purchased a new position in Regency Centers Co. (NYSE:REG) during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm purchased 8,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $484,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: H&R Block, Inc.(HRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is set to release its most recent quarterly results on Tuesday. The consensus forecast calls for a net loss of $1.29 per share and $458.75 million in revenue. Shares closed on Friday at $24.69. The consensus price target is $28.33, and the 52-week range is $20.50 to $31.80.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    The week ahead will likely bring more volatility, particularly for shareholders ofDave & Buster’s(NASDAQ:PLAY), H&R Block(NYSE:HRB), and Michaels(NASDAQ:MIK)as each of these companies is set to announce quarterly earnings results over the next few days. Let’s look at a few key trends to watch for in the reports.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) saw some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock traders purchased 13,239 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,694% compared to the average daily volume of 738 call options.

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    H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) released its fiscal fourth quarter financial results after the markets closed on Tuesday. The company said that it had $5.43 in earnings per share (EPS) and $2.39 billion in revenue, compared with consensus estimates that called for $5.27 in EPS and $2.34 billion in revenue. The same period last year had $3.76 in EPS and $2.33 billion in revenue. (Photo: Thinkstock)

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, June 12th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 22nd will be given a dividend of 0.25 per share on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.17%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 21st. This is an increase from H & R Block’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.24.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) Director Robert A. Gerard acquired 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 22nd. The shares were purchased at an average price of $23.18 per share, for a total transaction of $23,180.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 148,579 shares in the company, valued at $3,444,061.22. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019

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Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (VLKAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Volkswagen’s (VLKAY) Audi A8 will be the first production vehicle to claim Level 3 driving capabilities.

    Level 4

    In Level 3 autonomous driving, the car can monitor its environment, but needs the driver’s attention for safety. In Level 4 autonomous driving, that’s no longer the case. Drivers can read, sleep or simply watch the landscape as the car drives by.

  • [By John Rosevear]

    Prosecutors in Munich, Germany, who have been investigating Volkswagen AG’s (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY) diesel-emissions cheating scandal searched the homes of Audi CEO Rupert Stadler and another member of Audi’s executive team on Monday, according to multiple reports.

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    Volkswagen Group (OTCPK:VLKAY) / Audi (OTCPK:AUDVF) / Porsche (OTCPK:POAHF)

    Volkswagen is currently ranked the number 6 top-selling global electric car manufacturer with 6% market share. In Europe Volkswagen is the number 2 electric car seller with a 14% market share.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Hitachi Ltd (HTHIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Some of the larger companies that have begun incorporating blockchain into their industries include:

    Overstock.com (OSTK) , once a retail company, has become one of the biggest blockchain options on the stock market. The company has developed tZERO, a cryptocurrency and blockchain-based registry that complies with the regulations of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. IBM (IBM) has developed blockchain technology that they are using with a large variety of partners in a large variety of industries. One example is their partnership with food retailers, most notably Walmart, to help quickly, efficiently, and securely track the supply chain to help ensure ideal food safety. They have also partnered with Maersk to work on a blockchain platform for global trade. Hitachi (HTHIF) , the Japanese conglomerate that has worked on social infrastructure and IT systems, among other industries, has begun dabbling in blockchain. It has released reports about how it believes the technology can positively impact the financial sector, and how it could potentially be used to create new services for businesses.

    There are also ETFs that one can invest in that hold a number of stocks related to blockchain. For example, the Reality Shares Nasdaq NextGen Economy ETF (BLCN) holds stocks in all of the examples above, as well as Intel (INTC) and Cisco Systems (CSCO) .

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    The vast dealer network, built up over the more than 90 years that Caterpillar has been in operation, is the key competitive advantage that the company possesses. While Caterpillar’s products are renowned for quality and low downtime, it is the availability of the support service on an international level in tandem with a reputation for product quality is what gives Caterpillar its edge, and has given it pole position among the world’s construction machinery manufacturers in 2017 based on construction equipment sales, outranking Komatsu Ltd. (OTCPK:KMTUF) (OTCPK:KMTUY), Hitachi Ltd. (OTCPK:HTHIF) (OTCPK:HTHIY), Volvo (OTCPK:VOLVF) (OTCPK:VOLVY), the privately-held Liebherr group, the Chinese government-owned XCMG Group, the Doosan Infracore subsidiary of the Doosan Group conglomerate, Sany (OTCPK:SNYYF) (OTC:SNYYY), and John Deere & Co.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Apple Inc.(AAPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Revenues generated by mobile apps and game sales rose 35% year over year in 2017 to $58.6 billion. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) nabbed $38.5 billion in sales at its App Store through in-app purchases, subscriptions, and premium apps, almost double the $20.1 billion total generated by Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) at Google Play.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    This is one of the busiest weeks for earnings this quarter. In addition to TWTR and FB, there are quite a few other tech companies reporting this week. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) all report after market close on Thursday, Apr. 26. Next week, we’ll see a few other major tech reports with both Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) on the docket.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Priced at $120, Fire TV Cube will be the most expensive Fire TV device, but more affordable than competing products like the Apple(NASDAQ:AAPL) TV 4K, which is only now about to receive Dolby Atmos supportand starts at $179. However, Amazon is already discounting Fire TV Cube for Prime members, who can purchase it for $90 for a limited time. Fire TV Cube will ship later this month on June 21.

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    That’s why it’s important to think about adding some dividend stocks to your retirement portfolio so that you can not only receive some additional income but also build wealth at the same time. To help you get started, let’s take a look at why three very different companies — 3M (NYSE:MMM), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), American Tower (NYSE:AMT) — could be great long-term investments for your retirement.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management CO. LTD. boosted its holdings in shares of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 19.9% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 94,822 shares of the iPhone maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 15,710 shares during the period. Apple makes up 2.3% of Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management CO. LTD.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 8th largest holding. Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management CO. LTD.’s holdings in Apple were worth $16,047,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Analog Devices, Inc.(ADI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Crutcher added that TI’s own chip manufacturing teams have been pushing equipment suppliers to make their machinery smarter. “We want it to tell us sooner if there’s an issue with the [chip] wafer that’s going through that machine,” he said as an example. Fellow analog chip and microcontroller (MCU) suppliers such as Analog Devices (ADI) and Microchip (MCHP) also have strong industrial exposure.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. increased its stake in shares of Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) by 3.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 175,419 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 5,091 shares during the quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Analog Devices were worth $15,986,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ardevora Asset Management LLP reduced its stake in shares of Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) by 0.7% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 346,931 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 2,369 shares during the period. Ardevora Asset Management LLP’s holdings in Analog Devices were worth $31,616,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Aditus (CURRENCY:ADI) traded 3% lower against the dollar during the one day period ending at 20:00 PM Eastern on June 17th. In the last week, Aditus has traded 9.7% lower against the dollar. Aditus has a total market capitalization of $3.81 million and $461,918.00 worth of Aditus was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Aditus token can currently be purchased for about $0.0163 or 0.00000251 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX, COSS and CoinBene.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aditus (CURRENCY:ADI) traded 0.3% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 14:00 PM E.T. on May 14th. In the last seven days, Aditus has traded 164.5% higher against the U.S. dollar. Aditus has a market cap of $9.93 million and approximately $1.63 million worth of Aditus was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Aditus token can now be purchased for $0.0424 or 0.00000485 BTC on exchanges including CoinBene, COSS and IDEX.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its position in shares of Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) by 6.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 8,608,728 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 532,620 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Analog Devices were worth $784,513,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Western Asset Bond Fund(WEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE:WEA) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday following a dividend announcement from the company. The stock traded as low as $12.63 and last traded at $12.63, with a volume of 12970 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $12.63.

The Bear Case for Apple Inc. Stock: An In-Depth Look

There’s a seeming contradiction when it comes to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Apple stock now sits just off an all-time high. Last Thursday, its market capitalization hit $934 billion — the highest ever for a U.S. company. The iPhone is the most profitable product ever created — and it’s driven huge returns in AAPL stock, which has nearly tripled over the past five years and risen 600%+ over the past decade.

And yet Apple stock remains cheap. Dirt-cheap, it would seem. At these all-time highs, AAPL still is valued at a little over 14x FY19 (ending September) consensus EPS estimates. The figure is even lower when considering Apple’s huge cash balance.

The S&P 500 as a whole trades at more than 17x forward earnings, according to data compiled by Birinyi Associates. In other words, the world’s most valuable company, and the world’s most profitable company — ever — trades at a discount to the overall stock market. How can that be?

But looking closely at Apple’s financials and its outlook, there are good reasons why AAPL stock looks so cheap. Apple is the world’s most valuable company — and it’s also one of the most analyzed. The cheap multiple here isn’t due to the market not paying attention. Real risks lie ahead for Apple.

Given the importance of AAPL stock to the market as a whole, investors of all stripes need to understand those risks. And even AAPL bulls should understand who’s on the other side of the trade — and what the downside could be in AAPL stock.

How Cheap is Apple Stock?

At the moment, AAPL stock trades at about 16.5x consensus EPS for fiscal 2018. That’s a relatively cheap multiple — but it’s even cheaper considering the company still has about $31 per share in net cash, roughly one-sixth of its market capitalization. Backing out that cash, Apple stock trades at what seems like a ridiculously low multiple: 13.8x earnings.

It’s a number that seems like an outlier, particularly among large-cap tech. Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL,GOOG), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) all trade at at least 20x 2018 earnings, even backing out their own net cash balances. And of course Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) trade at nose-bleed valuations (80x forward earnings for AMZN, 71x for NFLX).

Simply applying a 20x earnings multiple — still below most of its large-cap tech rivals, which by the way all make much less money than Apple — would value AAPL stock at about $260, 38% higher than current levels. Even the 24x multiple (again, excluding net cash) assigned to Microsoft stock doesn’t seem particularly out of line for Apple. It’s not as if Microsoft is a growth juggernaut. In fact, the Street projects Apple to grow revenue faster than Microsoft in their respective fiscal years. 24x earnings plus the $31 per share in cash would value Apple stock at over $300, 62% higher than current levels.

AAPL stock isn’t just being treated by the market as an average stock. It’s being valued well below the average stock, and sharply less than its similarly well-known and widely-owned tech peers. And this isn’t a new development: Apple’s forward P/E actually is toward the higher end of its multi-year range. AAPL on several occasions has traded below 12x forward earnings — a multiple that suggests its business actually is headed for a decline.

Why? Why is the market acting as if Apple’s earnings growth is going to come to an end?

4 Big Risks for Apple Stock: Source: Oaxis

Risk #1: The Commoditization Risk

There are a number of reasons why investors are skeptical toward Apple’s long-term growth prospects. Most notably, the company remains reliant on the iPhone. And the history of tech hardware shows that eventually even the best products eventually become commoditized.

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It happened to IBM (NYSE:IBM) in mainframes. It happened to Dell Technologies Inc (NYSE:DVMT) and HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ) in PCs — after the Windows operating system helped end Apple’s early leadership in that category. BlackBerry Ltd (NYSE:BB) once was the world’s leader in smartphones; its stock has fallen more than 90% from its June 2008 peak.

All of these companies were victims of commoditization (though all four, notably BlackBerry, also have their share of self-inflicted wounds as well). As hardware products improve, incremental upgrades become less compelling — lengthening replacement cycles. Meanwhile, low-cost competitors inevitably enter with a “good enough” product, undercutting pricing — and margins.

In fact, commoditization already has hit Apple — on multiple fronts. The iPad was introduced in 2010, and basically created the tablet category. It was a massive hit. Revenue neared $5 billion in fiscal 2010 – in less than nine months. By fiscal 2012, sales had exploded to $31 billion — 20% of Apple’s total revenue. But less than three years after its launch, the iPad already had peaked. With cheaper Android alternatives proliferating, iPad revenue would fall 40% over the next four years.

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A worse fate has befallen the iPod. A decade ago, that product drove over $9 billion in revenue. Apple no longer breaks out revenue from the product, but the company now sells just a single model. All of the iPod’s features are built into the iPhone. And consumers can buy a product roughly equal to last decade’s iPods in memory and performance for just a few dollars.

The qualitative driver behind the bear case for AAPL stock is based on the idea that eventually, competition and time come for even the best hardware products. And that process may already have begun for the iPhone as well.

Risk #2: Apple Stock’s iPhone Reliance

The launch of the iPhone X has received intense scrutiny from the media and investors for months now. Reports of potential delays raised initial fears. Concerns about demand seemingly were assuaged by a better-than-expected fiscal Q2 earnings report that has pushed AAPL stock to its new highs.

The focus on the X makes sense. The world’s most valuable company remains heavily reliant on the iPhone.

Source: Apple

62% of Apple’s total fiscal 2017 revenue came from the iPhone, per figures from the 10-K. That proportion has risen to two-thirds through the first half of fiscal 2018.

So the seemingly endless discussion of the prospects for the iPhone X aren’t a matter of investors and analysts having nothing better to do. If the iPhone starts to decline, Apple almost certainly follows. And in fact, the iPhone is showing signs of weakness.

Unit sales peaked in 2015 at 231.2 million. Over the past twelve months, the figure is about 6% lower, at 217.2 million. And in fact, iPhone revenue has declined over that period as well, by about 1%. The strong dollar has been a headwind — constant-currency revenue almost certainly is positive — but what growth Apple is grinding out comes from pricing.

So the bear case for Apple stock starts to become a bit more clear. The iPhone is driving 60%+ of revenue. Increasingly, it looks as if unit sales may already have peaked. The X, then, is a test case for whether Apple can continue its growth by increasing prices – which the entire history of hardware suggests should be impossible to do forever.

That’s why the Street was seemingly so negative on AAPL heading into the report. Weakness in the X suggested the end of revenue growth for the iPhone — for good. And it’s why the better-than-expected numbers on that front in Q2 have led Apple stock to bounce back so sharply. Despite the ecosystem it has built, and despite its other offerings, Apple stock still comes down to the iPhone.

Risk #3: The Rest of Apple

The reliance on the iPhone is magnified by the fact that the rest of Apple’s business has growth challenges of its own. As I pointed out last year, from fiscal 2012 to fiscal 2016, non-iPhone revenue barely moved. iPad growth was offset by declines in the iPod and the Mac line. As the Apple Watch came online, the iPad started to fade.

Apple is making some progress of late. According to SEC filings, non-iPhone revenue rose 11% in fiscal 2017, and another 14% in the first half of FY18. Still, hardware represents an issue beyond the iPhone as well. iPad revenue actually has risen through the first half of fiscal 2018 — somewhat surprisingly. Mac sales rose a sharp 13% in 2017 — but declined over the previous four years and are down again in the first six months of this year.

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Looking forward, growth in tablets, desktops, and laptops seems likely to be muted at best. Indeed, given longer replacement cycles, declines wouldn’t be a surprise.

The only two potential growth categories are Services and Other Products. There’s a reason why CEO Tim Cook has targeted $50 billion in services revenue by 2021, up from roughly $30 billion in FY17. Other Products — a category which includes Apple Watch, Beats, the iPod, Apple TV, and the recently released HomePod — has posted consistent double-digit growth since 2015.

But the concern is that those businesses simply aren’t that big. Combined, they generated about 20% of the company’s revenue over the past twelve months. Even assuming the Services business hits its $50 billion target, and is valued at an aggressive 4x revenue, it still would drive barely 20% of the value of Apple stock.

Source: Apple

Apple Watch has been a success — it’s the clear leader in smartwatches, and its growth has sent shares of rival Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) plunging. Yet the product is not even big enough for Apple to break out its contribution. It just doesn’t materially change the company-wide financials.

This is the flip side of the iPhone’s success. It has made Apple so big, and so valuable, that what would be a massive hit for any other company simply doesn’t even move the needle.

The distribution of revenue by product seems to support the bear case that Apple’s growth will end at some point relatively soon. 60%+ of sales come from the iPhone. Unless pricing can go to $1,199 and beyond in perpetuity, revenue from that product is going to peak at some point. Another ~18% of revenue comes from the Mac lines and the iPad. Both of which are in clearly flattish long-term trends that could turn negative. Services and Other Products, then, are going to have to offset any weakness in iPhones on their own.  That’s a big ask given that their contribution to revenue is less than one-third that of the iPhone.

Risk #4: International Concerns

The breakdown of revenue by country, meanwhile, raises its own set of concerns.

42% of sales come from the Americas, the majority of that from the U.S. Apple continues to drive growth in that region, with a 12% increase in sales in FY17 followed by 13% growth in the first half. Still, the core concerns about iPhone growth would seem to apply heavily to the U.S. market, particularly with the end of subsidies from carriers like Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) and AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).

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Sales in the company’s Europe segment continue to rise — though that business also includes the Middle East, Africa, and the key Indian market. On the Continent, Apple has lost share in the four largest markets. It’s in developed markets where the commoditization concerns are likely to have the most impact. And in terms of unit sales, the iPhone already has started to stumble there.

Meanwhile, Apple could miss out on the two key developing markets.

Revenue in Greater China dropped 24% between 2015 and 2017. Strong performance in that region admittedly has been a big piece of good news this year. Sales have grown 15% through the first two quarters. But Apple still is losing share in that market to lower-priced in-country competitors. Additionally, trade war concerns are mounting. And at almost 20% of total sales, China is too important for Apple to lose.

In India, meanwhile, a twice-raised import tax makes the iPhone prohibitive. That leaves Apple mostly on the outside looking into the one of the world’s most important markets.

Looking geographically, then, an investor can see the risk to Apple’s revenue. The iPhone has to at least hold sales flat. But that will be a challenge in developed markets. And developing markets aren’t driving the growth needed. And it’s not as if consumers in those markets don’t have phones. They do. They just don’t have iPhones, and even the growing middle classes may not be able to afford them.

Combining the Risks for Apple Stock

Tying all the risks together for Apple creates a model in which revenue is currently at a peak — and earnings likely are as well. The iPhone drives 60%+ of revenue, and its unit sales may already have peaked. That figure has risen just 0.4% year-over-year so far in 2018 — and over the last four quarters remains below fiscal 2015 levels.

The U.S. market is saturated. Estimates suggest that on a unit basis, the U.S. drives about one-third of iPhone sales. China is the second-largest market — and has been negative over the past few years. Add in weakness in large European markets and something in the range of two-thirds of iPhone revenue — thus ~40% of Apple’s total revenue — is at risk of declining if and when Apple no longer can hike prices so aggressively.

Another 20% or so comes from developing markets where the iPhone is falling behind. Apple did post record first-half sales in India, according to the Q2 conference call — but most estimates suggest its presence in that country is small. The iPhone is #1 in China, according to the same call, but in a fragmented market, and revenue has been falling even accounting for currency headwinds.

20% of overall revenue is derived from the iPad and Mac lines, which are unlikely to grow much, if at all, going forward. The last 20% comes from Services and Other Products.

And so the calculation here becomes clear. Apple’s low-teen P/E and P/FCF multiples imply that the company’s growth is about done. But from a revenue standpoint, that’s potentially right.

Barring an acceleration in iPhone sales in China and/or India, the Services and Other Products business have to grow faster than the developed market iPhone business declines. But those businesses combined are half the size. So they’d need to grow twice as fast to account for iPhone declines.

The Bearish Scenario for Apple Stock

Understanding the distribution of revenue across products and geographies highlights the bearish scenario for Apple stock. Here’s how it could happen:

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In developed markets, the iPhone has peaked. The X launch becomes the last major release that drives real buzz — and pricing power. Unit sales fall double-digits in 2019, in line with past performance after major launches. (iPhone unit sales fell 8% worldwide in FY16, for instance.)

Developing markets can’t pick up the slack. In Africa, and the Middle East, iPhone sales grow, but off a small base. Import taxes continue to drive Indian customers to in-country manufacturers as the government intended. Trade war rhetoric and low-cost competitors mean sales in China fall off in FY19 after a rebound year driven by the X.

Apple raises its prices modestly. But a shift to lower-priced models, particularly overseas, leads average selling prices downward. (This, too, is what happened in fiscal 2016: iPhone revenue fell 12%.) iPhone revenue drops from a record $160 billion in fiscal 2018 to $140 billion in fiscal 2019.

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Now, the narrative has changed. iPhone sales in both units and dollars are below their levels from four years ago. Apple breaks out Watch revenue for the first time: it has risen from ~$7 billion in FY19 to $9.5 billion in fiscal 2020. Investors point out that the figure is roughly 4% of Apple’s total sales.

The Services business is growing nicely — still at a double-digit pace — but slowing iPhone unit sales suggest little growth in the user count driving that revenue. A renewed decline in the iPad offsets modest growth in Mac sales. Apple’s overall revenue falls 5% in fiscal 2019 — and investors start asking how the decline will be reversed.

Again, this scenario is one in which most things go wrong for Apple. And I’d argue it’s more likely to occur (if it does) in fiscal 2021 than fiscal 2019. But it’s hardly based on outlandish assumptions.

Developed market iPhone revenues are going to turn south at some point. To offset those losses will require growth elsewhere. Services seems the most likely candidate — but even double-digit growth there only adds 2-3 points to the overall growth rate. The iPhone either needs better performance in developing markets — or the Watch, AirPods, and/or HomePod have to be multi-year winners.

A Cyclical Business

Some version of that bear case has surrounded Apple stock for years now. And, on occasion, it has gained some traction. In late 2012, Apple stock broke $700 (it has since split 7-for-1) for the first time. Within a matter of months, it had lost over 40% of its value. (iPad sales surprisingly turned south and investors worried the iPhone wouldn’t pick up the slack.) In 2015, cyclical worries again hit the stock. AAPL stock dropped about 35% over the next 15 months.

And it’s not just a matter of perception, either. Apple’s earnings have grown, but hardly in a consistent manner. Net income dipped between 2012 and 2014 before jumping in 2015. It fell again over the next two years, before heading to what seems likely to be a new peak in 2018.

It’s easy at the moment to assume AAPL bears (myself included) simply have been wrong the whole time. Apple stock is at an all-time high. The X looks set to perform better than skeptics believed. Services is growing nicely, and diversifying Apple away for the hardware business. Long-time (and well-respected) Apple analyst Gene Munster argued this month that we have entered a new “Apple story”. But investors need to remember that bulls thought the same in 2012 and 2015 as well.

Does The Bear Case Hold Water?

Admittedly, I’ve been proven wrong on Apple stock. And I’m not sure the bear case is that compelling at this point.

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I do see long-term risk to the iPhone, but there’s also a scenario where Apple can offset any declines in that product. Services, Watch, and maybe AirPods and the HomePod can pick up some of the slack. Apple’s immense cash hoard is setting up a windfall for shareholders, as I wrote back in January. Even ~zero revenue growth likely leads to some profit growth, given that gross margins in the Service segment are higher than those in hardware categories. At 14x earnings, ‘some’ profit growth is enough to justify the current valuation.

Apple’s performance so far in 2018 also has undercut the bear case. I wrote after the Q2 report that even a skeptic like myself had to be impressed. The growth in China so far this year is important. So is the performance of the X. The Services business, as Munster pointed out, is becoming a bigger part of the narrative as it becomes a larger part of revenue. And somewhat quietly, margin pressures from a stronger U.S. dollar and higher memory prices are starting to reverse in Apple’s favor.

Still, from a long-term perspective, I do believe the bill is going to come due for Apple at some point.

Every hardware manufacturer has lost its technological advantage eventually. And I do believe the bear case merits consideration — even from ardent Apple bulls. There’s a reason why Apple stock looks cheap, and why it’s looked cheap for years. While the company may be able to grind out earnings growth, and upside in Apple stock, going forward, the long-term risks to the business model suggest that Apple stock never will get a market-level earnings multiple again.

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3 Stocks for Warren Buffett Fans

Warren Buffett is so good at picking winning businesses that he grew Berkshire Hathaway’s book value by more than 19.1% annually between1965 and 2017. That astounding track record easily qualifies him as the greatest investor of all time.

So which of Buffett’s stocks do we Fools think are great buys right now? We asked a team of Motley Fool investors to weigh in and theypicked Markel (NYSE:MKL), Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), and Moody’s (NYSE:MCO).

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Following in Buffett’s footsteps

Dan Caplinger (Markel): Warren Buffett gave the world a great method of making money: Open a successful insurance operation and then invest the premiums that clients pay in investments that pay a lot more than the fixed-income securities that most insurance companies choose for their portfolios. Markel’s history as a publicly traded company dates back to 1986, and the company has an extremely good track record of generating positive underwriting profits, running about 70% with several years sporting very attractive returns.

Markel still has a much different emphasis than the Oracle of Omaha’s insurance operations. Rather than having brand-name car insurance that ranks among the nation’s most popular brands, Markel instead offers only specialty lines of insurance. There’s not as much volume for the types of insurance that you can get from Markel as there is for vanilla lines like auto, home, or life insurance. But because it’s tough to find other companies that are willing to take on the risks that Markel’s willing to assume, the specialty insurance company is able to get enough of a margin to protect it from adverse events. Moreover, because it writes a lot of different types of insurance, Markel’s different risks aren’t as correlated with each other, making a catastrophic year where everything goes wrong less likely.

With a sizable investment portfolio, Markel has generated strong returns the same way Buffett has. As long as its stock-picking prowess remains good, Markel should continue to find ways to deliver performance for its shareholders.

Lots of untapped consumer banking potential and a big partnership deal

Matt Frankel (Goldman Sachs): One Buffett stock that I’ve got my eye on right now is Goldman Sachs. One of several bank stocks in Berkshire’s portfolio, Buffett’s Goldman investment originated in the wake of the financial crisis, and currently represents a roughly 3% stake in the investment banking giant.

While I’m excited about the bank’s performance so far in 2018, the real reason I like Goldman over the rest of Buffett’s bank stocks is for the massive potential to grow its young consumer banking operations.

In late 2016, Goldman started offering personal loans through its Marcus platform, and to say that it has been a success would be an understatement. Marcus crossed the $1 billion lending threshold after just nine months of operations and recently surpassed $3 billion in total loans. The U.S. unsecured lending market is over $1 trillion in size, so there’s still tremendous room for growth here.

Speaking of growth, Goldman is about to take its first steps into the credit card business, and just scored a big partnership that could translate to billions in annual payment volume right away. Starting in early 2019, Goldman will be Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) credit card co-branding partner, replacing Barclays, and will issue a new product under the Apple Pay brand name. What’s more, it has also been reported that Goldman could take over the financing for Apple’s stores. Apple did over $60 billion in sales in the last quarter alone, so if Goldman could even get a small fraction of Apple’s customers to use the new card for their purchases, it could be a big deal revenue-wise.

This financial stock is built for growth

Brian Feroldi (Moody’s): When a government or company wants to float a bond or two their first step is to get it rated. The reason is that bond buyers demand an independent assessment of how likely the bond is to be repaid, which is kind of an important thing for them to figure out ahead of time. Furthermore, these bond buyers usually won’t trust a rating from just anybody; instead, they give preferential treatment to ratings that are made by one of the “big three” rating agencies (Fitch, S&P Global, or Moody’s). A rating from one of the big boys can go a long way to give bond buyer’s confidence that the bond will be repaid in full once it matures. That confidence increases their willingness to accept a lower interest, which can save the issuer millions of dollars in interest payments.

With so much power concentrated in the hands of the “big three,” these companies have turned intohighly lucrative businesses. Take Moody’s as an example. This stock boasts extremely high returns on capital and cranks out more than $1 billion in free cash flow each year. Management has a long history of using that excess cash to buy back stock, make tuck-in acquisitions, and boost its dividend payment (its most recent dividend hike came in at 16%). Perhaps it’s no wonder why this stock has been in Buffett’s portfolio for years.

When factoring in volume growth, price increases, acquisitions, and stock buybacks, Wall Street currently estimates that Moody’s profits will grow by more than 16% annually over the next five years. That’s quite fast for a business that is trading for less than 20 times forward earnings and sports a dividend yield of about 1%. Adding in the fact that it comes with Buffett’s seal of approval makes it all the more enticing.

Investors Sell Apple (AAPL) on Strength (AAPL)

Investors sold shares of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) on strength during trading hours on Wednesday. $662.31 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $929.33 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $267.02 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Apple had the highest net out-flow for the day. Apple traded up $1.74 for the day and closed at $188.18

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on AAPL shares. Bank of America downgraded shares of Apple from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from $180.00 to $220.00 in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Cascend Securities raised their price objective on shares of Apple from $200.00 to $220.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, January 29th. Morgan Stanley restated a “buy” rating and issued a $205.00 price objective (up previously from $200.00) on shares of Apple in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Rosenblatt Securities restated a “buy” rating and issued a $180.00 price objective on shares of Apple in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Finally, Monness Crespi & Hardt started coverage on shares of Apple in a research note on Wednesday, April 11th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $235.00 price objective on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating, thirty-three have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $204.00.

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The firm has a market capitalization of $954.68 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.43, a PEG ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 1.46 and a quick ratio of 1.37.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, May 1st. The iPhone maker reported $2.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.69 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $61.14 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $60.94 billion. Apple had a return on equity of 39.97% and a net margin of 21.55%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $2.10 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Apple will post 11.43 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 17th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 14th will be given a dividend of $0.73 per share. This is a positive change from Apple’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.63. This represents a $2.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.55%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 11th. Apple’s payout ratio is presently 31.70%.

Apple declared that its board has initiated a stock buyback program on Tuesday, May 1st that authorizes the company to buyback $100.00 billion in shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the iPhone maker to purchase up to 11.9% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally a sign that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

In other news, Director Arthur D. Levinson sold 35,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $185.99, for a total transaction of $6,509,650.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,168,283 shares in the company, valued at approximately $217,288,955.17. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider Angela J. Ahrendts sold 38,228 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $176.54, for a total value of $6,748,771.12. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 90,967 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $16,059,314.18. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 214,869 shares of company stock valued at $37,493,244 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 0.06% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust grew its position in shares of Apple by 77.5% in the 3rd quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 33,150 shares of the iPhone maker’s stock valued at $5,110,000 after purchasing an additional 14,476 shares during the period. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Apple in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $80,193,000. Vicus Capital grew its position in shares of Apple by 1.1% in the 3rd quarter. Vicus Capital now owns 37,892 shares of the iPhone maker’s stock valued at $5,840,000 after purchasing an additional 419 shares during the period. Traynor Capital Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Apple by 4.0% in the 3rd quarter. Traynor Capital Management Inc. now owns 122,505 shares of the iPhone maker’s stock valued at $18,780,000 after purchasing an additional 4,692 shares during the period. Finally, Northstar Wealth Partners LLC grew its position in shares of Apple by 17.1% in the 3rd quarter. Northstar Wealth Partners LLC now owns 19,055 shares of the iPhone maker’s stock valued at $2,969,000 after purchasing an additional 2,777 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 60.93% of the company’s stock.

About Apple

Apple Inc designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, and personal computers to consumers, and small and mid-sized businesses; and education, enterprise, and government customers worldwide. The company also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2018

LM Ericsson Telephone (ERIC)

Welcome. In this article I will give the dollar and cents reasons for how come ERIC looks like a relative bargain in today’s marketplace.

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In the trailing ten years ERIC has earned their market cap in free cash flow. This is a signal the company may be undervalued. If ERIC can repeat the performance and earn over $19B in the coming ten years. In a market where many companies are being valued at twice or three times as much free cash flow as they’ve generated over the trailing ten years, this factor alone makes ERIC a relative bargain.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Prothena Corporation plc(PRTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Creating a treatment for a rare disease or rare disorder can come with massive upside if the treatment is successful. That said, the risk is that a company can implode if its rare disease treatment fails in a drug study. Now it looks as if Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) is on the verge of implosion based upon how its stock price reacted.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Prothena Corp. plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) traded down 70% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $11.05 after closing Friday at $36.84. The stock’s 52-week high is $70.00. Volume was more than 20 times the daily average of around 580,000 shares. The company is stopping development on an amyloidosis treatment following a failed late-stage trial.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) shares dipped 69 percent to $11.48 after a disappointing update relating to the company's treatment for AL amyloidosis. Prothena, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that focuses on therapies in the neuroscience and orphan categories, said a Phase 2b study of its therapy called NEOD001 failed to achieve its primary or secondary endpoints. Prothena's Phase 2b study explored its NEOD001 therapy versus a placebo in previously-treated patients with AL amyloidosis and persistent cardiac dysfunction.
    Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) fell 44.3 percent to $4.06. Gridsum reported suspension of audit report on financial statements.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares declined 34.1 percent to $4.16 as the company issued weak revenue forecast for the first quarter.
    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) dropped 32.3 percent to $13.35 after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 31.2 percent to $13.44. Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron.
    Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: VLRS) dropped 18 percent to $5.76. Controladora Vuela recently reported first-quarter results that showed a loss for the quarter. Imperial Capital downgraded Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion from Outperform to In-Line.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) fell 18.2 percent to $2.8797 after declining 19.35 percent on Friday.
    Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) fell 12.3 percent to $52.63.
    Luby's, Inc. (NYSE: LUB) shares declined 10.3 percent to $2.448 following Q2 results.
    Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET) shares tumbled 10 percent to $2.26.
    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) dipped 9.7 percent

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In response to announcingthat it is stopping all clinical development of its lead product candidate,Prothena(NASDAQ:PRTA), a clinical-stage biotech focused onneuroscience andorphandiseases, saw its shares fall 69% as of 11 a.m. EDT.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Penumbra, Inc.(PEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.08, Fidelity Earnings reports. Penumbra had a return on equity of 1.15% and a net margin of 3.65%. The business had revenue of $102.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $90.98 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.10) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 40.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc.(EDU)

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

    New Oriental Education & Technology Group (NYSE:EDU) Q3 2017 Earnings Conference CallApril 24, 2018 8:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    As the old saying goes, “You need to strike when the iron is hot.”Management at New Oriental Education & Technology Group(NYSE:EDU), a provider of in-person and online after-school tutoring in China, knows that the business is red-hot right now; it is striking by leveraging its balance sheet and growing brand by pushing a massive expansion throughout the Middle Kingdom.

  • [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

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.(NCLH)

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    Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) CEO Frank Del Rio tells TheStreet that 2018 bookings and pricing are very strong. Further, 2019 bookings and pricing are looking quite robust as well. 

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    Meanwhile, TheStreet will drop a podcast with Carnival Corp. (CCL) CEO Arnold Donald this weekend. Donald and I talked Wednesday afternoon about his rise to the top gig at Carnival and overall cruise line industry trends. Similar to what I learned from talking to Norwegisn Cruise Line (NCLH) CEO Frank Del Rio last week, I came away thinking Carnival is also undervalued here (stock is down 5% this year). While there are a good number of new ships hitting waters in 2019 and beyond, the consumer demand is such that more ships are warranted. Risks: surging oil prices (it takes a lot of fuel to run a cruise ship) and a recession (meaning somewhat empty new ships).

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market once again proved its resiliency on Wednesday, bouncing back from extensive declines early in the session to recover most of its losses. The Dow Jones Industrials actually managed to post yet another record close with a modest gain, and although other major market benchmarks suffered declines, they weren’t significant. Moreover, some favorable news from certain pockets of the market helped bolster investor confidence. Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL), Lantheus Holdings (NASDAQ:LNTH), and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NASDAQ:NCLH) were among the top performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By ]

    TheStreet’s founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) is a bargain for millennials.

    Cramer interviewed CEO Frank Del Rio on Thursday’s edition of CNBC’s Mad Money. 

  • [By ]

    Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) CEO Frank Del Rio tells me 2019 is off to a strong start and there are no signs in his business of a looming recession.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: NCLH) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $1.10 billion.

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $2.31 per share on revenue of $338.86 million.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Apple Inc.(AAPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    This is one of the busiest weeks for earnings this quarter. In addition to TWTR and FB, there are quite a few other tech companies reporting this week. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) all report after market close on Thursday, Apr. 26. Next week, we’ll see a few other major tech reports with both Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) on the docket.

  • [By Brett Hershman]

    A key reason for the success of many of the biggest companies in the world — Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL), Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) — is due to how much they know about consumer psychology. Amazon is no different, and their acquisition of Whole Foods will undoubtedly deepen the company's understanding of the consumer.

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  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    The positive tone early Monday followed a fierce Friday rally that looked like a delayed reaction to what’s been an outstanding earnings season so far. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) earnings earlier in the week seemed to be the catalyst as that stock climbed more than 13 percent in five sessions to a new all-time high.