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Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019

I believe the European financial market contains too much risk, and one should rather invest in the American financial system because it has a lot more upward potential. I wrote that in one of my latest articles. However, there is one exception to my statement: UBS Group (NYSE:UBS). The Swiss banking group is especially strong in investment banking and asset management and will probably outperform the sector this year.

Why UBS is the exception

There are numerous reasons as to why I believe UBS Group has more potential than the rest of the European banking sector. Firstly, UBS has some making up to do in stock price. The European financial sector declined -3.7% over the last 12 months, while UBS Group declined even further to -13.36%. The main reason behind this steeper-than-average drop is the company missing its earnings in the first quarter of 2016. Ever since, their stock price has not recovered as fast as the rest of the market. This has led us to believe that UBS is slightly undervalued in comparison with the sector.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Alliance Data Systems Corporation(ADS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC lifted its stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems Co. (NYSE:ADS) by 2,490.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 7,461 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 7,173 shares during the quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC’s holdings in Alliance Data Systems were worth $1,588,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by research analysts at Oppenheimer in a report issued on Thursday. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Alliance Data Systems’ Q2 2018 earnings at $4.65 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $6.61 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $6.18 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $21.53 EPS.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE: ADS) which fell about 10% to $218.96. The stock’s 52-week range is $192.02 to $278.33. Volume was about 1.6 million compared to the daily average volume of about half a million.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) have plunged today, down by 12% as of 11:30 a.m. EST, after the company reported fourth-quarter earnings results. While the marketing and customer loyalty specialist beat on the bottom line, it missed on the top line.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Churchill Downs, Incorporated(CHDN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Churchill Downs (NASDAQ:CHDN) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report released on Saturday morning.

    Several other research analysts also recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Churchill Downs from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 10th. Jefferies Financial Group set a $317.00 target price on Churchill Downs and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, August 6th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Churchill Downs from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 15th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the company. Churchill Downs currently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $314.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN decreased its holdings in Churchill Downs, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHDN) by 7.0% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 35,164 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,629 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned approximately 0.26% of Churchill Downs worth $10,426,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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    Churchill Downs (CHDN) : “This has been a big winner for a long time. I’d wait for a dip, then buy some.”

    Devon Energy (DVN) : “They shot the lights out. They’ve got growth and are bigger than ever.”

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ:CHDN)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $301.60 and last traded at $297.40, with a volume of 6596 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $292.50.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Rand Capital Corporation(RAND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Rand Capital (NASDAQ:RAND) from a d+ rating to a c rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning.

    RAND traded up $0.02 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $2.99. The company had a trading volume of 252 shares, compared to its average volume of 122,866. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 315.33 and a current ratio of 315.33. Rand Capital has a 12 month low of $2.05 and a 12 month high of $3.60. The firm has a market cap of $18.88 million, a P/E ratio of 100.00 and a beta of 0.05.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF(FV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (NASDAQ:FV) by 3.7% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 106,289 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 3,752 shares during the quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF were worth $3,132,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Beasley Broadcast Group Inc.(BBGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Beasley Broadcast Group (NASDAQ:BBGI) Director Mark S. Fowler sold 5,505 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.78, for a total value of $59,343.90. Following the sale, the director now owns 34,199 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $368,665.22. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now

In this segment from MarketFoolery, host Mac Greer is joined by Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman to dig into the current situation at Arconic (NYSE:ARNC), which until late 2016 was the parts manufacturing division of aluminum giant Alcoa.

In the year and a half since it was spun off, the company has been underperforming expectations somewhat, but its real problems began when President Trump started heating up his trade wars. And those troubles make Arconic a tempting target.

A full transcript follows the video.

This video was recorded on July 16, 2018.

Mac Greer: Shares of Arconic surging on buyout rumors. Taylor, when I heard this story, my first big question was, what is Arconic? Then I did some crackerjack research. They make aeronautical parts out of aluminum. This is never a phrase you want to see — a Bloomberg characterized Arconic as a “beleaguered manufacturer.”

Taylor Muckerman: This company was born out of Alcoa, which is traditionally the company that kicks off earnings season every quarter. They split this company in half not too long ago. Alcoa kept the aluminum-producing side, Arconic got the aluminum parts manufacturing side.

Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Alliance Data Systems Corporation(ADS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia raised its stake in Alliance Data Systems Co. (NYSE:ADS) by 15.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 3,809 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 517 shares during the period. Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s holdings in Alliance Data Systems were worth $883,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

    Airgain (NASDAQ:AIRG) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    WTI crude oil prices added 1.2% to hit $69.31 per barrel, while Brent crude added 1.4% to hit $74.50. The uptick came after Saudi Arabia hinted that it would like to see oil prices hit the top end of the $80 to $100 range. The key oil supplier has been working with other OPEC producers and Russia to support crude prices to reduce excessive global production. The nations’ agreement is expected to extend well into 2019 and potentially beyond that time frame.
    This morning, as it topped earnings expectations, Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) announced it will purchase the consumer health business of German pharma giant Merck KGaA (OTCMKTS: MKGAF) for nearly $4.2 billion. The deal will expand on P&G’s vitamins and health supplement business. This is the first deal made by P&G since activist investor Nelson Peltz won a board seat last year.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: PM, AXP, AMZN, COST
    Shares of Phillip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM) dropped 3.6% in pre-market hours after the company fell short of revenue expectations. Despite reporting earnings per share (EPS) of $1.00, a figure that topped estimates by $0.12, the firm fell short of the $7.02 billion in revenue forecasted by analysts.
    American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) popped nearly 4% after the company easily topped Wall Street earnings after the bell Wednesday. The firm’s strategy to spend $2.35 billion on customer rewards promotions wooed a large amount of accounts and upgrades during the first three months of 2018. AXP reported EPS of $1.86 on top of $9.72 billion in revenue. Wall Street forecasted $1.71 per share on $9.20 billion.
    Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus after two stunning revelations emerged from the company on Wednesday. CEO Jeff Bezos announced that the company has more subscribers to its Prime service than Costco Corp. (Nasdaq: COST), while the average Amazon employee earned under $30,000 in 2017.
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Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.(BPFH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Boston Private Financial Hldg Inc (NASDAQ:BPFH) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks cut their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Boston Private Financial in a report released on Sunday, May 20th. SunTrust Banks analyst M. Young now expects that the bank will post earnings per share of $0.10 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.20.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Boston Private Financial (BPFH)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Boston Private Financial (NASDAQ:BPFH) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Saturday.

Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited(CLWT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
    Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares dipped 47.8 percent to $4.60. Check-Cap priced its upsized underwritten offering of public units at $5.50 per unit.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares fell 41.5 percent to $2.57.
    Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) dropped 35.1 percent to $29.50 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) dropped 34.8 percent to $3.75 after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 25.2 percent to $24.01 after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) dropped 22.5 percent to $45.73 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 19.6 percent to $52.075 following Q1 earnings.
    Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVM) shares declined 18.1 percent to $5.20. Adverum Biotech disclosed that its CEO Amber Salzman is stepping down.
    Newater Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWA) dropped 17.2 percent to $12.83.
    Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) fell 17.2 percent to $13.65 following Q1 results.
    Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) declined 15.8 percent to $19.40 after announcing Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.649 after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) dropped 14.2 percent to $2.65.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 13.2 percent to $8.32 after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) dropped 12.2 percent to $5.05.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 9.7 percent

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares shot up 40 percent to $5.3750 after the company declared a $0.70 per share special dividend.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares shot up 58 percent to $5.05 after reporting 2017 year-end results.

    Shares of Medigus Ltd. (NASDAQ: MDGS) got a boost, shooting up 50 percent to $1.69 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Lincoln National Corporation(LNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Element Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Lincoln National Co. (NYSE:LNC) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 24,346 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,779,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Blocklancer (CURRENCY:LNC) traded 2.6% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on June 11th. In the last week, Blocklancer has traded down 23.6% against the dollar. One Blocklancer token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0065 or 0.00000097 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including EtherDelta (ForkDelta), IDEX, DDEX and Sistemkoin. Blocklancer has a total market capitalization of $784,675.00 and approximately $2,777.00 worth of Blocklancer was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Lincoln National Co. (NYSE:LNC) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $81.15.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gideon Capital Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Lincoln National Co. (NYSE:LNC) by 36.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 10,080 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,686 shares during the quarter. Gideon Capital Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Lincoln National were worth $736,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Stifel Financial Corp reduced its holdings in shares of Lincoln National Co. (NYSE:LNC) by 1.9% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 41,119 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 783 shares during the period. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in Lincoln National were worth $3,003,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    State of Alaska Department of Revenue lifted its position in Lincoln National Co. (NYSE:LNC) by 41.5% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 52,312 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 15,335 shares during the quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue’s holdings in Lincoln National were worth $3,255,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ballard Power Systems, Inc.(BLDP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ballard Power Systems (BLDP)

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  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of Ballard Power Systems Inc (NASDAQ:BLDP) jumped as much as 24.1% in trading Tuesday after the company announced a large strategic investment. At 12:40 p.m. EDT, shares were still up 16.7% on the day. 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ballard Power Systems (BLDP)

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market came out of Labor Day weekend on a sluggish note, but it recovered ground by the end of the session to finish close to where it had started. Lingering doubts about the status of trade discussions with key trading partners initially caused major benchmarks to fall around half a percent in the morning. Once again, though, stocks proved their resiliency, and investors seemed more comfortable with the idea that corporate earnings would remain strong at least through the end of the year. Moreover, some strong showings from key stocks helped lift sentiment. Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD), Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP), and El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hertz Global Holdings Inc(HTZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Aksana Fitzpatrick]

    Hertz (NYSE:HTZ) — one of the largest car rental companies in the world — unveiled its second-quarter earnings on Aug. 6th, topping analysts’ estimates with a narrowing net loss of $63 million and revenue growth of 7%. Since the release, the stock has gained over 30%. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    After markets closed on Monday, rental car company Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) and real-estate firm Zillow Group Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) reported quarterly results. Before markets opened Tuesday morning Discovery Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) and Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) also released earnings reports. Here’s a quick look at the reports and the reactions to them.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Even the car rental companies were up as people have to rent more cars ahead of planned evacuations and then also after other cars and equipment are damaged or destroyed by disasters. Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) was up 1.6% at $19.04 on Tuesday but that’s a gain of 5.3% from last Friday. A gain of 0.5% to $32.58 on Tuesday for Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR) was really a gain of 2.5% from last Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Hertz Global (HTZ)

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now

The stock market gave up ground on Tuesday, but investors saw major benchmarks recover from their worst levels of the day to finish down less than half a percent. Early in the day, poor earnings results from blue chip components of the Dow Jones Industrials weighed on market sentiment, and ongoing uncertainty about whether the Trump administration will be able to deliver on promised government reforms made some investors feel less confident about the future. However, several companies reported good news despite the dour mood on Wall Street, and GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC), Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS), and Cabela’s (NYSE:CAB) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

GNC eases shareholders’ concerns

Shares of GNC Holdings jumped 24% after the company posted first-quarter results that, while not perfect, were still not as bad as some investors had feared. Revenue fell 4% from year-ago levels, and same-store sales dropped 3.9% in company-owned locations and 4.6% in domestic franchise stores. Moreover, net income dropped by more than half, leaving the company with just $0.37 per share in adjusted earnings. Yet those numbers encouraged those who are patient enough to give GNC time to remake itself, and CEO Bob Moran pointed to the company’s One New GNC transformation strategy as having shown signs of early success. With new loyalty programs producing some positive effects on transaction counts and volume, GNC hopes that business metrics will hit bottom and start to grow again in the near future.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: iShares Core S&P Total US Stock Mkt (ITOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Hundreds of exchange traded funds offer investors broad market exposure and many do so with nominal fees. Among the least expensive is the iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF (NYSE: ITOT).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Powell Industries Inc.(POWL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Powell Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: POWL) were down 14 percent to $40.06. Powell Industries reported Q4 adjusted earnings of $0.54 per share on sales of $129.8 million.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Atlantic Power Corporation(AT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, utilities shares rose by just 0.1 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Atlantic Power Corp (NYSE: AT), down 2 percent, and Pampa Energia S.A. (ADR) (NYSE: PAM), down 4 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, utilities shares slipped by 0.02 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Companhia de Saneamento Basico (ADR) (NYSE: SBS), down 3 percent, and Atlantic Power Corp (NYSE: AT), down 3 percent.

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    Toward the end of trading Thursday, the Dow traded down 0.24 percent to 16,960.40 while the NASDAQ declined 0.38 percent to 4,656.49. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.17 percent to 1,985.91.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, utilities shares rose by just 0.1 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Atlantic Power Corp (NYSE: AT), down 2 percent, and SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG) down 1 percent.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(DRNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    The list of below stocks is notable as the shares have traded on sequentially increasing volume spanning the trading days from September 16 to September 20:

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Yum! Brands, Inc.(YUM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These figures should be a relief for Niccol, who joined the company from Yum! Brands’ (YUM) Taco Bell in February. While he was largely welcomed by investors and received industry affirmation, some critics were skeptical of his franchising background, operational savvy and the disparity in ethos between Chipotle and Taco Bell.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    As a tiebreaker, Cramer turned to Yum Brands (YUM) , where Pizza Hut also saw some softness, but was able to eek out an increase in gross margins.

    Pizza delivery is the ultimate stay-at-home economy play, Cramer said, but clearly the rising tide is not lifting all boats, and only Domino’s is able to buck the trend with its superior technology initiatives.

  • [By ]

    Nearly 10 months ago, Cramer told viewers to buy shares of Yum Brands (YUM) and sell its counterpart, Yum China Holdings  (YUMC) . Since that recommendation, shares of Yum are up 11%, while Yum China has fallen over 5%. What should investors do now? Cramer took a fresh look to find out.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    In other Yum! Brands news, CEO Brian R. Niccol sold 2,294 shares of Yum! Brands stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.90, for a total value of $194,760.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 10,160 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $862,584. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Brian R. Niccol sold 945 shares of Yum! Brands stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.90, for a total value of $75,505.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 10,785 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $861,721.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.63% of the company’s stock.

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    For example, when Kentucky Fried Chicken changed its name to KFC (NYSE: YUM), it did so to get the word “fried” out of its advertising in an age of health-conscious customers. Cigarette maker Phillip Morris did the same when they rebranded to Altria (NYSE: MO) in 2003. The political pressures associated with “big tobacco” created a need for a less caustic moniker.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) and the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) were each approaching important support levels back in mid-November.

  • [By ]

    And while the big drug companies will experience a significant adjustment, biotech companies, with their focus on long term results and outright cures in some cases, are probably poised to perform. The best way to get invested would be with the Biotech Spider ETF (NYSE: XBI).

  • [By ]

    More importantly, the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) has proven resilient during the volatility spike and selloff.

    In fact, XBI never closed significantly below its 50-day moving average as investors dumped stocks. That turned out to be a huge tell

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Tech stocks were strong today, but biotech really took off on merger and acquisition news; theSPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEMKT:XBI) jumped 2.7%.

  • [By ]

    The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) a good measure of small-cap biotech stocks gained almost 6% yesterday. Meanwhile, the large-cap iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) jumped almost 4%. The biotech buying frenzy helped lift the Nasdaq Composite to a gain of almost 1% in Mondays session.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Kronos Worldwide Inc(KRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: KRO) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.13 per share on revenue of $308.50 million.

    Energen Corporation (NYSE: EGN) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.67 per share on revenue of $122.91 million.

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: National Steel Corporation(SID)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Basic materials shares climbed by 1.52 percent in trading on Friday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (ADR) (NYSE: SID), and Core Molding Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: CMT).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Alliance Data Systems Corporation(ADS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE: ADS) which jumped 8.3% to $260.56. The stocks 52-week range is $185.02 to $263.40. Volume was roughly 1.2 million which is above the daily average of around 606,000 shares.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE: ADS) which traded down 3.9% at $238.00. The stocks 52-week range is $185.02 to $254.94. Volume was 1.6 million versus the daily average of 577,000 shares.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Alliance Data Systems (ADS) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after beating the Street’s earnings and revenue expectations.

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    Alliance Data Systemsgained 8.3% to $260.62, while the S&P 500 rose 0.8% to 2,355.84.

    Evercore ISI’s David Togut and team argue that Alliance Data Systems is “checking the right boxes.” They explain:

    ADS’ 1Q/17 earnings reinforced our conviction that net charge offs will stabilize at the end of this year, driving accelerating earnings growth in 2018. Card Services surpassed our revenue and EBITDA forecasts fueled by an 80 basis point increase in gross card yield thanks to rising interest rates. Epsilon’s revenue growth accelerated to 7% from a 1% decline in 4Q/16 driven by double digit growth in Automotive, Agency and digital CRM plus an easy comparison. LoyaltyOne revenue and EBITDA fell below our estimates given soft results from AIR MILES, which is adjusting its value proposition after the Ontario Legislature last December eliminated the expiration date on AIR MILES. Overall, ADS remains on track to generate double-digit adjusted EBITDA and EPS gains in 2017, and in 2018 to accelerate EPS growth to the mid-teens given slowing headwinds from delinquencies plus operating leverage from stabilizing net charge-off rates.

    Alliance Data Systems’ market capitalization rose to $14.6 billion today from $13.5 billion yesterday.

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Alliance Data Systems (ADS) was the worst performer in the S&P 500 Tuesday.

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    ADS shares fell $9.32, or 3.8%, to $238.32, compared to the S&P 500, which fell 3.38 points, or 0.14%, to 2353.78.

    The shares were hurt by a bearish note from Oppenheimer: Analysts Ben Chittenden and Dominick Gabriele initiated coverage of the stock with an Underperform rating and a $185 price target.

    Details from the note:

    Long investors seem generally to believe that the profitability of ADS’s capital-light/data-driven/tech-based businesses (Epsilon/LoyaltyOne) will turn relatively soon and that EPS will be driven by more than just the card business. The logical conclusion is the multiple should be FinTech-based. We think it’s just as easy to make the case that, while ADS had a first-mover advantage on data-driven, SKU-level analytics, competitive advantage is diminishing and the profitability of these businesses will likely take longer to turn (and likely not return to historical levels). Thus, earnings will continue to be driven by the balance sheet-intensive card business (our ’18E EPS is 6% below consensus) and should be valued as such, we think.

    Advanced Micro Devices(AMD) was the worst performer in the S&P 500 yesterday.

     

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    American Express Co.(NYSE: AXP) popped nearly 4% after the company easily topped Wall Street earnings after the bell Wednesday. The firm’s strategy to spend $2.35 billion on customer rewards promotions wooed a large amount of accounts and upgrades during the first three months of 2018. AXP reported EPS of $1.86 on top of $9.72 billion in revenue. Wall Street forecasted $1.71 per share on $9.20 billion.
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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.(RNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    RenaissanceRe (NYSE: RNR) is one of 73 publicly-traded companies in the “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare RenaissanceRe to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    RenaissanceRe Holdings (RNR) is a global provider of reinsurance, as well as various types of insurance and related services. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Bermuda, notes Jack Adamo, editor of Insiders Plus.