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Hot Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now

Small cap China mobile Internet stock Cheetah Mobile Inc (NYSE: CMCM) reported Q3 2017 earnings before the market opened Tuesday. Total revenues increased by 14.8% year over year and 0.9% quarter over quarter to RMB1,201.6 million (US$177.2 million) in the second quarter of 2017. Revenues from utility products and related services (which includes mobile utility applications, internet browsers and PC security software) decreased by 13.3% year over year while remaining relatively stable quarter over quarter at RMB820.3 million (US$121.0 million) in the second quarter.  The year-over-year decrease was primarily due to a decrease in PC revenues as internet traffic in China continuously migrates from PC to mobile devices while revenues from the Company’s mobile utility products remained stable year over year. Revenues from the mobile entertainment business (which includes Live.me, News Republic and mobile games) increased by 270.5% year over year and 2.1% quarter over quarter to RMB371.0 million (US$54.7 million). The year-over-year increase was primarily driven by a rapid growth in Live.me’s broadcasting revenue and the Company’s enriched mobile game portfolio as a result of its continuous new mobile game introductions earlier this year while the quarter-over-quarter increase was primarily driven by the growth in the mobile game business. Net income attributable to Cheetah Mobile shareholders increased to RMB70.2 million (US$10.4 million) from a net loss attributable to Cheetah Mobile shareholders of RMB150.5 million.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now: 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 Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB)) which traded down about 3.3% at $24.26. The stock’s 52-week range is $22.45 to $29.81. Volume was about 3.4 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.4 million.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    H & R Block (NYSE:HRB) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “H&R Block is well poised to gain from opportunities offered by growing tax industry in both assisted and DIY channels. It is currently investing heavily in price, technology and operational excellency aiming to achieve overall objectives of clients, revenue, and earnings growth over the long term. The company has a healthy balance sheet with robust cash generation capacity. A strong cash position allows H&R Block to pursue opportunities that exhibit true potential and positions it for sustainable clients, revenue and earnings growth. On the flip side, H&R Block is likely to witness escalation in costs due to investments. Moreover, as impacts of seasonality, revenues stay significantly down and the company incurs loss in first three quarters of fiscal year. The stock has underperformed the industry over the past year.”

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) traded down about 21% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $23.33 after closing Tuesday at $0.50. The stock’s 52-week high is $31.80. Volume totaled over 27 million, more than 10 times the daily average of around  2.5 million. The company reported quarterly results last night, but the outlook was poor.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.(AEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) reported its most recent quarterly results before the markets opened on Wednesday, the company said that it had $0.34 in earnings per share (EPS) and $965 million in revenue. That compares with consensus estimates of $0.31 in EPS and $938.23 million in revenue for the fiscal second quarter, as well as the $0.19 per share and $844.56 million posted in the same period of last year.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Over time, several of these secondary brands have become core growth drivers for their parent companies, offsetting the weaker results of the rest of the business. Let’s look at three rising stars that fit that description — American Eagles’ (NYSE:AEO) Aerie, Abercrombie & Fitch’s (NYSE:ANF) Hollister, and Gap’s (NYSE:GPS) Athleta.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    For comparison, L Brands’ rival American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) spent just 41% of its earnings and 39% of its FCF on its dividends over the past 12 months. However, AEO pays a lower forward yield of 1.9%, and is expected to post double-digit earnings growth this year.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $5.56 billion.
    Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $466.25 million.
    Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $6.20 billion.
    Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.46 per share on revenue of $8.13 billion.
    Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE: BURL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $1.49 billion.
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $726.56 million.
    American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $806.17 million.
    Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $276.27 bmillion.
    Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $682.68 million.
    Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE: SFL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $92.08 million.
    Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PERY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $232.30 million.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $140.83 million.
    Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $90.20 million.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $160.50 million.
    Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE: CBK) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $89.35 million.
  • [By Chris Lange]

    When American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) released its fiscal first-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Thursday, The retailer said that it had $0.23 in earnings per share (EPS) on $823 million in revenue. That compares with consensus estimates of $0.22 in EPS and revenue of $805.17 million. The same period of last year reportedly had EPS of $0.16 and $761.84 million in revenue.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now: U.S. Bancorp(USB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Deutsche Bank also favors this top super-regional bank for the rest of 2018. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States and fourth largest by number of branches. Founded in 1929 and headquartered in Minneapolis, USBancorp offers a comprehensive line of banking, investment, brokerage, trust and mortgage services to consumers, businesses and institutions.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Indiana Trust & Investment Management CO acquired a new stake in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 14,613 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $731,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Avalon Advisors LLC trimmed its holdings in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by 0.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 207,546 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,656 shares during the period. Avalon Advisors LLC’s holdings in U.S. Bancorp were worth $10,481,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group upped their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for U.S. Bancorp in a report issued on Monday, July 9th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst K. Usdin now forecasts that the financial services provider will earn $1.02 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $1.00. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for U.S. Bancorp’s Q3 2018 earnings at $1.05 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $1.03 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $4.06 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $4.35 EPS.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now

I will get right to it. After describing the reasons behind its meteoric rise and the discussing why this name was one of my top blue chip top picks for 2017, it comes down to performance. Just this morning Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), as well as other large banks, are out with key earnings reports. This matters for the 2017 call and it matters for the share price which has skyrocketed in the last few months. It’s about the performance. Performance not just on the top and bottom lines but also in several key metrics that I follow closely for all major banks. The bank has come a long way from it facing extinction, and it took we the people to keep it alive. Today Bank of America is one of the largest banks in the United States by assets and yes, it has recovered from the Great Recession. Is it firing on all cylinders like it was pre-recession? No, unfortunately it is not, but it is getting there. Can you stick with the name? We need to examine the company’s most recent earnings and key metrics to make that determination.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Friedman Industries Inc.(FRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Farad (CURRENCY:FRD) traded 24.6% higher against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 14:00 PM E.T. on June 28th. Farad has a market capitalization of $825,559.00 and approximately $54.00 worth of Farad was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Farad has traded up 3.4% against the dollar. One Farad token can currently be bought for about $0.0061 or 0.00000100 BTC on exchanges.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Friedman Industries (NYSEAMERICAN:FRD) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The company reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $48.19 million for the quarter. Friedman Industries had a return on equity of 2.05% and a net margin of 1.19%.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Weingarten Realty Investors(WRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    State of Alaska Department of Revenue trimmed its position in Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) by 7.8% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 70,653 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 6,007 shares during the period. State of Alaska Department of Revenue’s holdings in Weingarten Realty Investors were worth $2,175,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Thursday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the fourteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $32.14.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: NV5 Global, Inc.(NVEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    NV5 Global (NASDAQ: NVEE) and Applied DNA Sciences (NASDAQ:APDN) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Emerald Advisers Inc. PA raised its holdings in shares of NV5 Global Inc (NASDAQ:NVEE) by 16.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 283,460 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 40,140 shares during the quarter. Emerald Advisers Inc. PA owned about 2.58% of NV5 Global worth $19,644,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Jason Hall, Matthew Frankel, CFP, and Matthew DiLallo]

    Here’s where the real opportunity to create wealth in stocks is: High-quality — and real — companies with solid long-term prospects. Three Motley Fool contributors put together three legitimate stocks for you to consider: high-growth (and higher-risk) NV5 Global Inc. (NASDAQ:NVEE), long-term dividend growth (and lower-risk) Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR), and a solid value investment in Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE:KMI). 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Jason Hall]

    Two companies set to prosper from a more vibrant, wealthier, and tech-driven global consumer class are NV5 Global (NASDAQ:NVEE) and Axos Financial (NYSE:AX). With strong leadership, solid financial footing, and incredible runways for years of growth, these companies could deliver truly life-changing wealth for investors over the next couple of decades. 

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc.(FMBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. Common Stock (FMBH)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. Common Stock (FMBH)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. Common Stock (NASDAQ:FMBH) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Dynagas LNG Partners LP(DLNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) shares dropped 12 percent to $9.33 after the company lowered its quarterly distribution to $0.25 per common unit from $0.4225 per common unit.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) shares dropped 12 percent to $9.30 after the company lowered its quarterly distribution to $0.25 per common unit from $0.4225 per common unit.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) shares dropped 12 percent to $9.33 after the company lowered its quarterly distribution to $0.25 per common unit from $0.4225 per common unit.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Valeritas Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: VLRX) fell 25.9 percent to $1.89 in pre-market trading. Valeritas priced its 13.7 million share offering at $1.75 per share.
    Zealand Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: ZEAL) fell 6.5 percent to $15.30 in pre-market trading after rising 9.80 percent on Monday.
    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) fell 5.1 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after slipping 1.15 percent on Monday.
    Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY) fell 5 percent to $64.80 in pre-market trading. Lilly and Incyte disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee recommended approval of baricitinib 2mg, but not 4mg, for the treatment of moderately-to-severely active RAI.
    Casa Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CASA) fell 4.7 percent to $28.40 in pre-market trading after announcing a 7.35 million share common stock offering.
    Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE: AGO) shares fell 4.5 percent to $34.30 in pre-market trading. The founder and president of Greenlight Capital talked about a short idea in Assured Guaranty, saying pre-tax income is likely to "collapse." He also highlighted Assured Guaranty insured $12.2 billion in below-investment grade bonds.
    The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) shares fell 4 percent to $17.30 in pre-market trading.
    Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) shares fell 3.4 percent to $38.10 in pre-market trading

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) will post its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, May 16th. Analysts expect Dynagas LNG Partners to post earnings of $0.17 per share for the quarter.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nuance Communications Inc.(NUAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 7, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report released on Thursday.

    Several other analysts have also commented on the company. Standpoint Research lowered Nuance Communications from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday. Barclays lifted their price target on Nuance Communications from $18.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Thursday. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on Nuance Communications from $15.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Thursday. BidaskClub lowered Nuance Communications from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Nuance Communications from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 11th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Nuance Communications currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $19.43.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $19.67.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation, five have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $20.25.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    One key part of the rush toward artificial intelligence is making sure that automated systems can communicate easily and effectively with their human users. Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) has a huge head start in voice recognition technology, and despite its successes in areas like medical transcription, the tech company knows that in order to sustain its competitive advantage, it needs to use its lead to push forward with groundbreaking technological innovations.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Churchill Downs, Incorporated(CHDN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA decreased its position in shares of Churchill Downs, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHDN) by 64.2% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,334 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,396 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA’s holdings in Churchill Downs were worth $396,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    Churchill Downs Incorporated (CHDN) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) VIDEO: Churchill CEO Cartstanjen discusses the future of sports betting (bizjournals.com) 2018 Preakness Stakes Preview: Justify Aims For The Triple Crown (finance.yahoo.com) Churchill Downs CEO on future of sports betting (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of research firms recently weighed in on CHDN. Telsey Advisory Group upped their price target on Churchill Downs from $265.00 to $290.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, May 7th. ValuEngine raised Churchill Downs from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research cut Churchill Downs from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 20th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Churchill Downs from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Churchill Downs currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $260.50.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on PayPal (PYPL) , Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) , Churchill Downs (CHDN) , Devon Energy (DVN) , Discovery Communications (DISCA) and Cypress Semiconductor (CY) .

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.(AEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun, John Bromels, and Dan Caplinger]

    September is generally considered a tough month for stocks due to a combination of investors returning from vacations, mutual funds dumping losers before the end of the fiscal year, and tax loss selling. However, there are still plenty of income-generating stocks that are worth buying in this volatile month. Let’s take a look at three stocks that fit that bill: American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), and Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP).

  • [By Leo Sun]

    A&F’s growth also compares poorly to its rival American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO). During the second quarter, AEO posted 14% sales growth and 9% comp growth. It also anticipates high single-digit comp growth for the third quarter.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) also is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results Thursday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.44 in EPS and $1.21 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $20.27. The consensus price target is $19.31, and the 52-week range is $10.23 to $20.46.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) reported its most recent quarterly results before the markets opened on Wednesday, the company said that it had $0.34 in earnings per share (EPS) and $965 million in revenue. That compares with consensus estimates of $0.31 in EPS and $938.23 million in revenue for the fiscal second quarter, as well as the $0.19 per share and $844.56 million posted in the same period of last year.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The Italian stock market has bounced back after a big day of losses. The global markets remain concerned about the nation’s debt problems, even though the worst fears about the near-term future have subsided. EU officials are reportedly concerned that “Euroskeptics” could rise in the bloc’s third-largest economy and promote political hostility toward the European Union. Shares of Sears Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD) plunged nearly 10% after the retail giant reported a big miss on quarterly earnings. Same-store sales fell by roughly 12%, fueling a report that the firm will close another 72 Sears and Kmart locations.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: DG, AMZN, BRK.A, MSFT
    Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) slumped more than 7% after the discount retailer fell short of earnings expectations before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.36 per share, slightly below the average forecast of $1.40. Revenue and same-store sales were also below expectations. Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) has expanded Prime discount benefits to 121 Whole Foods Market stores and all of its Whole Foods Market 365 stores. The expansion brings locations in California, Arkansas, and Oklahoma into the fold. Amazon stock is up more than 38% since the beginning of the year. According to various reports, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) is considering a proposal to invest in Uber, the world’s largest ride-share company. Warren Buffett has said that he admires Uber CEO Dara Khasrowshahi, and the firm is debating the size of a possible stake. Bloomberg has reported that Berkshire had offered Uber a $3 billion investment deal in early 2018. Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) is on the verge of cracking $100 per share. With this news, the software and cloud computing giant has also surpassed rival Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) in market capitalization. Markets now are speculating on whether Microsoft will beat Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) in the race to a $1 trillion valuation. Look for addition

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street had another summer celebration on Wednesday, as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite once again set records. Most investors attributed the gains to a 4.2% rise in gross domestic product during the second quarter, which was slightly faster than the initial estimate on GDP had suggested last month. Yet even with a favorable attitude prevailing throughout most of the market, some stocks suffered setbacks. Movado Group (NYSE:MOV), Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU), and American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Potlatch Corporation(PCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Potlatchdeltic Corp (NASDAQ:PCH) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $50.83.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Open Text Corporation(OTEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Open Text (NASDAQ:OTEX) Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallJan. 31, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Science Applications International (NYSE: SAIC) and Open Text (NASDAQ:OTEX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Open Text Corp (NASDAQ:OTEX) (TSE:OTC) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the thirteen brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $44.89.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in shares of Open Text Corp (NASDAQ:OTEX) (TSE:OTC) by 4.2% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 99,321 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,003 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Open Text were worth $3,456,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion.
    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $6.00 billion.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $803.36 million.
    Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $751.57 million.
    IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $923.80 million.
    Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $691.75 million.
    Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $7.41 billion.
    ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.84 per share on revenue of $346.28 million.
    TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion.
    Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $401.76 million.
    The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $386.91 million.
    Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ: MTRX) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $285.16 million.
    Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $739.31 million.
    tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $428.25 million.
    Copa Holdings,

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now

Legend has it that Canada Bill Jones was the greatest card sharp ever to work the Wild West casinos.

He could beat any man at any game. And while he was generous to those in need, he was ruthless when it came to making money from suckers at the poker table.

Its immoral to let a sucker keep his money, Jones was reported to have said

The statement is particularly timely today. Because the majority of Wall Street is in the exact same business the business of fleecing suckers and keeping their money.

Its a timeless concept. Even the book of Proverbs states that A fool and his money are soon parted.

So whats the message for us as investors?

Dont be a sucker! (or to use the King James Version, dont be a fool!)

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: (LGF.A)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A) and Genius Brands (NASDAQ:GNUS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF.A) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Lionsgate (LGF.A)

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: CYREN Ltd.(CYRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.97 per share on revenue of $2.91 billion.
    Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $3.95 billion.
    The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $8.47 billion.
    AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $13.01 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE: DY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $734.86 million.
    Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $425.42 million.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $124.17 million.
    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.93 per share on revenue of $715.15 million.
    Radcom Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDCM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $718.59 million.
    Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $718.96 million.
    CYREN Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYRN) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $7.72 million.
    Ferroglobe PLC (NYSE: GSM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $559.15 million.
    Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited (NYSE: RDY) is estimated to report earnings for its fourth quarter.
    BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ: BLRX) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share.
    Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $1.58 billion.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (NASDAQ: PACB) rose 11.4 percent to $2.93 in pre-market trading.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 6.3 percent to $4.76 in pre-market trading as the company announced the publication of CE Mark multicenter clinical study results on C-Scan® in Gut.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) rose 6 percent to $ 35.20 in pre-market trading.
    Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (NASDAQ: APOP) rose 6 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading.
    Hexindai Inc. (NASDAQ: HX) rose 5.7 percent to $12.70 in pre-market trading.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 5.3 percent to $2.07 in pre-market trading.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 5 percent to $58.20 in pre-market trading after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) rose 4.1 percent to $8.63 in pre-market trading.
    MorphoSys AG (NASDAQ: MOR) rose 3.5 percent to $26.99 in pre-market trading.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) shares rose 3.4 percent to $2.90 in pre-market trading. after reporting Q1 results.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 3.4 percent to $28.76 in pre-market trading.
    Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) shares rose 3.3 percent to $67.60 in the pre-market trading session after the company reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Micro Focus International plc (NYSE: MFGP) shares rose 3.1 percent to $18.40 in pre-market trading.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares surged 56 percent to $0.3980.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares jumped 34 percent to $0.5632 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) rose 16 percent to $1.45 after trading higher at one point Monday by nearly 300 percent. The nano-cap developer of pest control said the California state government approved the company's ContraPest for user in the state.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 13.3 percent to $61.975 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares gained 9.8 percent to $4.92 as the company announced the publication of CE Mark multicenter clinical study results on C-Scan® in Gut.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) rose 8.3 percent to $3.41.
    Ferroglobe PLC (NYSE: GSM) gained 7 percent to $12.13 following stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares climbed 6.5 percent to $9.00 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.2 percent to $58.94 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) gained 6.2 percent to $7.53. Blink Charging disclosed that its vehicle charging network exceeds 125,000 members.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 5.4 percent to $7.97. Container Store is expected to release quarterly earnings after the closing bell.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) shares rose 5.4 percent to $2.95 after reporting Q1 results.

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Portland General Electric Company(POR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Opus Investment Management Inc. lowered its holdings in Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR) by 8.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 95,200 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 8,400 shares during the quarter. Opus Investment Management Inc. owned about 0.11% of Portland General Electric worth $3,857,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Portland General Electric (POR)

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Knight Transportation, Inc.(KNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings (NYSE: KNX) completed its merger of Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation in September last year to create one of the largest operators in the FTL segment. Drivers as a percentage of total employment is among the highest in the industry, but could come down as the merged company consolidates the business.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Knight-Swift Transportation (KNX)

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  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    U.S. banks are rolling in so much dough they are begging regulators to let them return to the days of risky proprietary trading — all the while stiffing their interest-starved customers, critics say: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    April Chicago Fed National Activity index 0.34 vs 0.48 expected
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 12:15 p.m. ET.
    Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker will speak at 2:15 p.m. ET.
    Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkariis set to speak at 5:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx (NYSE: AYX) from Sector Weight to Overweight
    Stifel upgraded Knight-Swift (NYSE: KNX) from Hold to Buy
    Evercore downgraded HCP (NYSE: HCP) from In-Line to Underperform
    Evercore downgraded Vereit (NYSE: VER) from Outperform to In-Line

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: “Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Knight-Swift (KNX) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.32 Billion” was published by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this story on another website, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of US & international copyright and trademark law. The correct version of this story can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3346524/zacks-brokerages-anticipate-knight-swift-knx-will-announce-quarterly-sales-of-1-32-billion.html.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Knight-Swift (NYSE:KNX) gapped up prior to trading on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $41.81, but opened at $41.77. Knight-Swift shares last traded at $41.07, with a volume of 125170 shares traded.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    US Bancorp DE lifted its stake in shares of Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc (NYSE:KNX) by 7.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 71,734 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,794 shares during the quarter. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in Knight-Swift Transportation were worth $3,300,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.(PDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: PDM) dropped about 3.5% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $17.35. Shares closed at $17.98 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.74. Volume was about 60% above the daily average of around 1.3 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Piedmont Office Realty Trust (PDM)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. reduced its holdings in shares of Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE:PDM) by 2.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 131,748 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 3,194 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. owned about 0.10% of Piedmont Office Realty Trust worth $2,317,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Annaly Capital Management Inc(NLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Texas Yale Capital Corp. lowered its holdings in Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) by 25.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 66,050 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 22,275 shares during the period. Texas Yale Capital Corp.’s holdings in Annaly Capital Management were worth $689,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Second, and building on that previous point, what mortgage REITs might lack with a less-than-perfect rising-rate environment, they’ve gained in managerial experience. With the exception of industry juggernaut Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY), virtually no other mortgage REITs had much experience prior to the Great Recession. However, most of these publicly traded mortgage REITs now have a decade or more of experience under their belts. This experience should come in handy as lending rates rise.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NYSE: NLY) traded down more than 3.2% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $9.95 after closing Wednesday at $10.28. The stock’s 52-week high is $12.733. Volume was about three times the daily average of around 2 million shares. The company’s Q1 results were inline, but an announced $900 million acquisition of MTGE Investment Corp. did not go down well with shareholders.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: LivaNova PLC(LIVN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on LivaNova (LIVN)

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Vermillion, Inc.(VRML)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Shari Redstone is one “disloyal” media heiress, according to CBS (NYSE: CBS): Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    US Initial Jobless Claims for May 18 234.0K vs 220.0K Est; Prior 222.0K. US Continuing Claims for May 11 1.74M vs 1.75M Est; Prior 1.71M
    Existing home sales report for April will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on natural gas stocks in underground storage is schedule for release at 10:30 a.m. ET.
    Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic will speak at 10:35 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 7-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    The Kansas City Fed manufacturing index for May will be released at 11:00 a.m. ET.
    Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker is set to speak at 2:00 p.m. ET.
    Data on money supply for the latest week will be released at 4:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    UBS upgrades Deere (NYSE: DE) from Neutral to Buy
    Wells Fargo upgrades Oceaneering (NYSE: OII) from Market Perform to Outperform
    Canaccord downgrades Vermillion (NASDAQ: VRML) from Buy to Hold
    Wedbush downgrades Karyopharm Therapeutics (NASDAQ: KPTI) from Outperform to Neutral

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica(ERJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Last December, shares of Embraer (NYSE:ERJ) spiked following reports that it might sell itself to aerospace giant Boeing (NYSE:BA). Since then, the Brazilian government has ruled out a full takeover of Embraer but signaled its interest in facilitating a partnership between the two companies in the commercial aviation business.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Boeing also confirmed on Thursday that it has discussed a “possible combination” with Brazil’s Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ), a response to the deal Bombardier struck with Airbus in which the European company took control of Bombardier’s C Series program. A deal between Boeing and Embraer is no sure thing, mainly because the Brazilian government holds a controlling interest in Embraer.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Finally, CEO Dennis Muilenburg said Thursday that the company is nearing an agreement with Brazil’s Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ) that would give Boeing a controlling stake in Embraer’s commercial jet business and leave the firm’s military business under Brazilian government control.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Last quarter, Alaska Airlines began taking concrete steps to align its fleet plan with its new target of 4% annual growth and $750 million of annual capital expenditures for 2019 and 2020. The carrier restructured its orders with Boeing (NYSE:BA), Airbus (NASDAQOTH:EADSY), and Embraer (NYSE:ERJ) to better fit its projected needs.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.(AEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) is poised to release its most recent quarterly results on Thursday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.22 in EPS and $805.17 million in revenue. Shares traded on Fridays close at $22.97. The consensus price target is $21.28, and the 52-week range is $10.23 to $23.23.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) also is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results Thursday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.44 in EPS and $1.21 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $20.27. The consensus price target is $19.31, and the 52-week range is $10.23 to $20.46.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    In the fall 2017 survey, Hollister was listed as the fifth favorite brand for upper income teens. But in the spring 2018 survey, Hollister had dropped off the list — which was led by Nike (NYSE:NKE), American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), and Adidas, in that order.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Piper Jaffray recently released its 35th semiannual “Taking Stock with Teens” survey of 6,000 teen shoppers across the U.S. In the clothing category, teens favored five brands:Nike (NYSE:NKE), American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), Adidas (NASDAQOTH:ADDYY), Forever 21, and Urban Outfitters.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Over time, several of these secondary brands have become core growth drivers for their parent companies, offsetting the weaker results of the rest of the business. Let’s look at three rising stars that fit that description — American Eagles’ (NYSE:AEO) Aerie, Abercrombie & Fitch’s (NYSE:ANF) Hollister, and Gap’s (NYSE:GPS) Athleta.

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc Stock Will Soar on Summer Blockbusters

Sometimes, industries that are left for dead aren’t actually going to die. In that scenario, stocks that are priced-for-death could stage huge rebounds. Such is the case with AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc (NYSE:AMC) and the movie theater industry. Movie theaters were presumed to be a dying breed thanks to technology making at-home entertainment better, cheaper, and more convenient than ever. As such, AMC stock dropped from nearly $35 in late 2016 to just over $10 in late 2017.

As it turns out, though, movie theaters aren’t as dead as everyone thought. The 2018 box office is off to a red-hot start, and with a stellar movie line-up still to come, it looks like 2018 could set box office records.

How does the box office set records in a declining movie industry? Maybe the movie industry isn’t as bad off as we all thought. Although at-home entertainment is growing in popularity, movie theaters are adapting to become experience destinations that consumers still love to frequent.

At the heart of this rebound is AMC stock. It has bounced off its $10 lows in late 2017 to above $17 today, a near 70% rally in a just a few months.

This rally in AMC has more firepower. Fundamentals imply that shares remain materially undervalued in a long-term window. Meanwhile, the stock could get a near-term boost thanks to a robust summer movie line-up.

All in all, AMC stock looks like a buy here and now.

Here’s a deeper look:

Movie Theaters Aren’t Dead

We all know the story. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is killing shopping malls, while Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) is killing move theaters.

But maybe killing is the wrong term. Perhaps the better way to say this is Netflix and Amazon are forcing shopping malls and movie theaters to change.

Indeed, they are doing that. Malls have gone from pure shopping destinations with cheap food courts to multi-purpose experience destinations complete with shopping, restaurants, movie theaters, gyms, arcades (think Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:PLAY)), and much more.

This transition has worked, and as a result, mall-based retailers are reporting much better numbers and mall stocks are soaring. Just look at shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF), Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN), American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), Macy’s Inc (NYSE:M), and Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:JWN) over the past several months.

The trend is up, up, and away.

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Meanwhile, movie theaters have undergone their own transformation. They have gone from pure big-screen, movie-watching destinations to experience destinations with premium reclined seating, robust food menus, alcohol bars, and enhanced viewing and listening capability.

This transition has also worked. Movie theater attendance is up, and expected to rebound strongly this year after hitting a 25-year low.

Meanwhile, ticket prices are going up, as are both total and per capita concession spending (AMC reported that the number of attendees buying concessions has risen from 64% in 2011 to 71% today, while average concession spending per patron in the U.S. rose more than 5% year-over-year last year).

In the long-term, AMC will do just fine. Yes, Netflix adoption will rise by a ton over the next several years. But even with Netflix adoption in the U.S. at all-time high levels, movie theater attendance is inflecting upward. Clearly, the two can co-exist.

AMC Stock Is Undervalued

By my numbers, AMC stock is worth somewhere around $20 today.

Revenue growth trended around 5-6% per year before this year (acquisitions caused a huge spike in revenues). Over the next several years, revenue growth may be slower than that 5-6% range, but not much slower. Revenue growth of 3-5% seems sustainable long-term.

Meanwhile, operating margins normally hover around 6-8%. They should be able to stay in that range because concessions are the company’s big profit driver, and concessions spending is on the rise. Thus, 7% operating margins seem sustainable long-term.

Roughly 4% revenue growth over the next 5 years on 7% operating margins implies revenues of $6.2 billion and operating profits of $433 million in 5 years. Taking out $100 million to net interest expense, 25% for taxes, and dividing by 130 million shares, that equates to around $1.90 in earnings per share in 5 years.

A market-average 16-times forward multiple on those $1.90 earnings implies a four-year forward price target of $30. Discounted back by 10% per year, that equates to a present value of above $20.

Bottom Line on AMC Stock

Fears related to the death of movie theaters have been greatly exaggerated. As such, AMC stock remains materially undervalued at current levels.

Moreover, this stock could get a big boost this summer thanks to a blockbuster movie line-up which features Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ocean’s 8, The Incredibles 2, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and Ant-Man and the Wasp.

As of this writing, Luke Lango was long AMC, AMZN, PLAY

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018

Despite staggering increases in drug prices, Americans still aren’t living as long as those in other countries. And the worst part is they’re paying more, too…

One out of every four Americans reported that the cost of healthcare is their primary concern right now, according to a January 2017 Monmouth University poll. In fact, anxiety about paying medical bills now outpaces job and unemployment concerns, as well as worries about paying everyday household bills.

And it’s no wonder: In August, prices for medicine, doctor’s appointments, and health insurance rose at rates not seen since 1984.

Drug costs, in particular, are growing by double and triple digits each year. Back in October 2016, The Fiscal Times reported that specialty drug prices grew 18.9% and are projected to increase another 18.7% this year. Additionally, it reported that generic drug prices are expected to increase another 11% this year after already going up 11.3% in 2016.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018: HP Inc.(HPQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, technology shares fell 0.11 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included HP Inc (NYSE: HPQ), down 7 percent, and iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) down 8 percent.

  • [By Alex Cho]

    That being the case, it wouldnt take substantial market share gains for AMD to reverse the multi-year decline in its processor business, as performance/watt is what will drive adoption from key PC makers like Dell, HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ)and Lenovo. AMD hasnt been very competitive in the MPU (microprocessor unit) segment for quite a while, but given the recent node shift to 14nm FinFET over at GlobalFoundries, and mention of new architecture by AMD earlier this year at COMPUTEX Taiwan, I get the impression that performance of Summit Ridge, i.e. Zen will match Skylake and will perhaps come in slightly slower than Kaby Lake.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap 3D printing stockStratasys, Ltd (NASDAQ: SSYS)reported Q1 earnings before the market opened this morning that met expectations, but shares are falling as much as 10% in premarket trading given the run-up the stock has already had. Stratasys is the largest U.S. manufacturer of 3D printers by revenue whileHP Inc (NYSE: HPQ), which has recently entered the3D printer market,is already number two. Nevertheless,it appears that 3D printing stockshave at least stabilized as the short interest has largely been cleared out.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Fourth-quarter 2017 shipments of personal computers (PCs), including desktops and laptops, fell 2% year over year to an estimated 71.56 million units. HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) was the volume and market-share leader with worldwide shipments totaling 16.08 million in the quarter and a share of 22.5%. For the full year, worldwide shipments dipped 2.8% to 262.54 million units.

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    HP Inc. (HPQ) rose to the top of the S&P 500 Wednesday.

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    The shares climbed 48 cents, or 2.7%, to $18.02, compared to the S&P 500, which lost 8.85 points, or 0.38%, to 2344.93.

    HP was helped by data from IDC that showed the firm regained the crown of top PC vendor from rival Levono Group in Q1.

    In addition, Morgan Stanleys Katy Huberty reiterated an Overweight rating on HP and increased her price target to $22 from $19:

    In the past 18 months, HP removed over $1B of excess costs and refocused investment dollars on driving innovation across printing and personal systems. Recent product refreshes, including JetIntelligence laser printers, Sprocket mobile photo printer, and premium and gaming/VR-focused PCs are now driving share gains and a return to top-line growth (total revenue grew 2% and 4% Y/Y in last two fiscal quarters, respectively). By reinventing HP, we believe management is heralding a new era for the company whereby investors can expect greater confidence in top-line stabilization as well as earnings and FCF durability.

    Yesterday, American Airlines(AAL)was the best performing stock in the S&P 500.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018: TRC Companies Inc.(TRR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRR) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $7.53. TRC posted Q4 earnings of $0.20 per share on revenue of $132.3 million.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018: Equinix Inc.(EQIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is one of the larger capitalization companies in the data center industry. Equinix Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX)provides data center services to protect and connect the information assets for the enterprises, financial services companies, and content and network providers primarily in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation(APC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One of the largest projects is the Saddlehorn Pipeline, which Magellan is building with Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA) and Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC). Both Plains All American Pipeline and Magellan own 40% of the project, which puts their total investment at $230 million apiece. They expect the project to be fully operational early next year, which is noteworthy given its robust first-year economics. Magellan estimates that it will earn eight times EBITDA on the capital deployed, or roughly $28.8 million in annual EBITDA apiece for Magellan and Plains All American Pipeline on their investment.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Sanchez Energy Corp (NYSE: SN) got a boost, shooting up 28 percent to $11.11. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) announced the sale of Eagleford Shale assets to Sanchez Energy and Blackstone Energy Partners for $2.3 billion.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Packer & Co Ltd’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Packer+%26+Co+Ltd

    These are the top 5 holdings of Packer & Co LtdBall Corp (BLL) – 625,005 shares, 7.52% of the total portfolio. Hess Corp (HES) – 2,039,400 shares, 6.78% of the total portfolio. Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC) – 1,432,600 shares, 6.35% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 14.37%Citigroup Inc (C) – 604,500 shares, 6.34% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 11.04%General Electric Co (GE) – 1,118,800 shares, 5.98% o

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While crude prices stumbled into 2016, they found their footing by mid-year and roared back to life, ending the year up about 42%. Those rising prices lifted most oil stocks. However, a handful of large-cap oil stocks rose above the crowd by outperforming crude’s rally. Those top-tier performers wereContinental Resources (NYSE:CLR), Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD), and Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC):

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018: Sonoco Products Company(SON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Deutsche Bank’s Debbie Jones and team contend that Sonoco’s (SON) sale of its plastic-container business to Australia’s Amcor is a sign that M&A is in the offing. They explain why:

    Sonoco announced (9/1) that it is selling its Rigid Plastics Blow Molding operations to Amcor (AMC.AU) for $280M. The transaction price represents a multiple of ~8.0x LTM EBITDA. The business had annual sales of ~$210M and consisted of six production sites in the US and one in Canada. Blow molding operations represented ~10% of Sonocos Consumer Packaging segment sales and EBITDA. The transaction is expected to close in Q4. We expect the proceeds to be used to for M&A focused in flexible packaging, thermoforming and temperature-assured packaging.

    We dont believe Sonoco considered its blow molding operations essential to its growth strategy. This standalone business is also more capital intensive compared to some of its other plastic packaging businesses and SON held a small position in the overall market. Ultimately, the company decided it wants to focus its capital in higher growth platforms. We do not expect the divestment to reduce resin buying scale for Sonoco’s remaining assets given different resin buying. Note that with the divestiture of blow molding and the Canton closures plant (divested in Feb. 2015), this makes the ~$100M reels business the last standalone business in the portfolio, but we do not expect this to be divested in the near-term unless cash is needed for much larger M&A.

    Shares of Sonoco have gained 1.3% to $52.49 at 2:12 p.m. today.

     

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018: Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    The Dow utility average ended last week at a stabilizing 639.95 after trading as low as 616.19 on Nov. 14. Keep in mind that a “death cross” was confirmed on election day, when the 50-day simple moving average fell below the 200-day simple moving average, indicating that lower prices are likely ahead. The 200-day is now at 666.30. The utility average has returned to my range of key levels of 635.23 and 670.81, which remain magnets for the remainder of 2016. This week’s value level is above the Nov. 14 low at 620.87. Investors seeking the safety of dividends can trade the Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU) , which is a basket of 28 utility stocks.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's Options Action, Dan Nathan suggested a bearish options trading idea in Utilities SPDR (ETF) (NYSE: XLU).

    The stock caught his attention, because he noticed a big put options volume last week in the name. He thinks traders should not be in the stock ahead of a possible rate hike.

  • [By ]

    High-yield and traditionally-safe sectors like Utilities, represented by the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLU), and Consumer Staples, represented by the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLP), show this relationship with yields.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Speaking on Bloomberg Markets, Kevin Kelly of Recon Capital Partners suggested that investors with a long position in Utilities SPDR (ETF) (NYSE: XLU) should consider an options strategy that offers protection ahead of the FOMC meeting.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.(AEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) were down 12 percent to $11.35 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings and issued a weak earnings forecast for the current quarter.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) trades at 12 times earnings, which is half the industry average of 24 for apparel stores. It pays a forward dividend yield of 3.6%, which is much higher than the S&P 500’s average yield of 2%. That dividend is supported by a payout ratio of 43%, but it hasn’t hiked that payout since 2013.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) released its most recent quarterly results before the markets opened on Thursday. This company joins an increasing number of retailers that saw their earnings fall flat during the fourth quarter. Most recently we saw Dollar Tree and Kroger slip.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018: Principal Financial Group Inc(PFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The twenty stocks in Worth’s basket are: Ameriprise Financial (AMP) Bank of America, Banner (BANR), Citigroup, Citizens Financial Group (CFG), East West Bancorp (EWBC), First NBC Bank Holding (FNBC), HFF (HF), KeyCorp(KEY), Legacy Texas Financial Group (LTXB), Lincoln National (LNC), Morgan Stanley, Old National Bancorp (ONB), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Principal Financial Group (PFG), Stifel Financial (SF), SVB Financial Group (SIVB), TCF Financial (TCB), and Wells Fargo.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018: Seres Therapeutics, Inc.(MCRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

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

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018: Facebook, Inc.(FB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is a global phenomenon. Even with 1.86 billion monthly active users as of the end of 2016, the company is still growing its user base at a fairly steady clip in the high teens.

  • [By Ravi Bala]

    Although there is a lot of hype surrounding Virtual Reality (VR) and Facebook’s(NSDQ:FB) Oculus Rift, I have to say that this is not a game changer. In fact, it has been around before. Nintendo was one of the first companies to do this with their virtual boy. However, the outing was considered a colossal failure due to the high price and nascent technology. As times have changed, the capabilities of this technology have gotten better. However, pricing may be the ultimate determinant of who succeeds or wins. Here’s why the Oculus acquisition may turn out to be a bad move and may hurt FB stock.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    The former – led by Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) and Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), for example – are going to get clobbered, while the broader pullback will give savvy investors in the latter a massive and potentially very profitable opportunity.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018

With Dow 22,000 alerting Main Street investors to the fact stocks are at record highs, its a good time to reiterate that August has been the worst-performing month for the Dow the past 20 years. The Dow has fallen 1.4%, on average, in August and finished up just 50% of the time.

So what events in August could derail the Dows record run? LPL Financials chief wealth strategist Matthew Peterson and senior market strategist Ryan Detrick compiled a watch list:

Jobs report: The July employment report will be released Friday. Wall Street is looking for a continuation of the upbeat report in June, when the economy created 222,000 jobs. LPL is expecting 180,000 new jobs in August.

Inflation update: The Federal Reserve has hiked interest rates twice this year. But tepid inflation in recent months has complicated its future hike plans. On Aug. 11, investors will get a look at July inflation at the consumer level. If it is weak and stays south of the Feds 2% goal, the rate-hike schedule could be pushed back.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Daktronics, Inc.(DAKT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAKT) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $156.17 million. Daktronics shares slipped 0.13 percent to close at $7.97 on Tuesday.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAKT) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $156.17 million.

    Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE: GWRE) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $92.43 million.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.(HII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    As details about the Pentagon’s plan have emerged, it’s become clear that this will be a sizable program, amounting to perhaps $1 trillion in spending over 30 years — not just to upgrade the Minuteman missiles, but also to buy new B-21 stealth bombers from Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC)and have General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) and Huntington Ingalls (NYSE:HII) design an entirely new class of ballistic missile submarines (to be known as the “Columbia class.”)

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (NYSE: HII) is a major U.S. shipbuilding company that is involved in the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of both nuclear and non-nuclear vessels on behalf of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. It also refuels, overhauls, and deactivates nuclear-powered ships.

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    On Feb. 16, Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (NYSE: HII) snagged a massive $1.43 billion contract to design and build the LPD 29, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) is the largest repairer and ship builder for the U.S. Navy and U.S. coast guard, giving the company a near monopoly on these government contracts (which is why their return on equity is north of 27%).

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Fastenal Company(FAST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $988.60 million.

    Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PERY) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $214.26 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST) which traded down roughly 6% at $52.16. The stocks 52-week range is $39.79 to $56.15. Volume was over 8 million, compared with the daily average of 2.1 million shares.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Breaking news

    Shares of Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA) dropped over 7 percent in pre-market trading after the company reported Q3 results. Alcoa posted Q3 adjusted earnings of $0.32 per share on sales of $5.2 billion.
    Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST) released third quarter financial results, reporting an earnings miss while revenue came in line with Street estimates. To read the full news, click here.
    Twilio Inc (NYSE: TWLO) announced preliminary results for the third quarter that came in above the Street estimates. To read the full news, click here.
    According to the Associated Press, Samsung Electronics (OTC: SSNLF) said it will no longer manufacturer its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. The permanent discontinuation follows a round of reports saying customer's replacement phones have caught fire. To read the full news, click here.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.(CCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $690.27 million.
    General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $3.84 billion.
    Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (NYSE: CCE) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Lands' End, Inc. (NASDAQ: LE) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $459.43 million.
    Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: FRAN) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $145.91 million.
    Cheetah Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE: CMCM) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $178.04 million.
    Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $90.05 million.
    Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN) is projected to post earnings for its first quarter.
    Fifth Street Asset Management Inc (NASDAQ: FSAM) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $25.12 million.

     

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Intrepid Potash, Inc(IPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the basic materials sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) and L.B. Foster Co (NASDAQ: FSTR).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Monday afternoon, the basic materials shares surged 0.57 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF), up 7 percent, and Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI), up 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, basic materials shares gained by 1.74 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI), and L.B. Foster Co (NASDAQ: FSTR).

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Pacific Mercantile Bancorp(PMBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ: PMBC) were down 24 percent to $5.78. Pacific Mercantile Bancorp reported a Q3 loss of $30.5 million on revenue of $10.2 million for its third quarter.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Signet Jewelers Limited(SIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Tiffany & Co heading back towards late 2014 highs while mid capSignet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE: SIG) peaked in late 2015 andhas largely fallen off since then:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE: SIG) which traded down about 7% at $52.74. The stocks 52-week range is $46.09 to $86.35. Volume was 8.5 million, well above the daily average of 2.4 million shares.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Signet Jewelers (SIG) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after reporting better-than-expected earnings and offering a staunch defense of the company’s culture.

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    Signet Jewelersgained 8.7% to $70.02 today, while the S&P 500 ticked up 0.1% to 2,364.87.

    CFRA’s Efraim Levy still sees “risks” despite Signet’s defense of itself today:

    We lower our 12-month target by $4 to $81, or 11X our FY 18 (Jan.) EPS of $7.35 (reduced $0.30). We apply a P/E below SIG’s 10-year forward average of 13.4X, to reflect challenges of negative same-store sales, offset by our favorable longer-term view of SIG’s market position. SIG today addressed recent headlines, but we still see risks, despite implied upside potential to our target. Posts adjusted Jan-Q EPS of $4.03 vs. $3.63, in line with Capital IQ consensus and January guidance. Same-store sales fell an in-line 4.5%, dragged down by the Sterling Jewelers division.

    Signet Jewelers’ market capitalization rose to $4.9 billion today from $4.5 billion yesterday.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE: SIG) which traded down about 30% at $53.20. The stocks 52-week range is $46.09 to $101.46. Volume wasover 18million versus the daily average of 1.8 million shares.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE: SIG) which rose about 2% to $39.48. The stocks 52-week range is $187.96 to $314.86. Volume was 3.8 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.8 million.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Signet Jewelers (SIG) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after the Washington Post broke the news of a class action arbitration suit against the company alleging discrimination against women at the company.

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    Signet Jewelersdropped 13% to $63.59 today, while the S&P 500 declined 0.3% to 2,363.64.

    The Washington Post broke the news last night, which caused Signet’s stock to tumble more than 8% before it was halted. Signet’s stock continued to fall after it released a statement pointing out that the class action didn’t involve sexual harassment, just whether women were paid less than men or passed over for promotions, as if that should make us feel better. Then it concluded by noting that it had “thoroughly investigated the allegations and have concluded they are not substantiated by the facts and certainly do not reflect our culture.” Because self-investigating always works.

    Signet Jewelers’ market capitalization fell to $4.4 billion today from $5.1 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $468 million on sales of $6.6 billion in 2016.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Modine Manufacturing Company(MOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Modine Manufacturing Co. (NYSE: MOD) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $351.33 million.

    Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NM) is expected to report a quarterly loss at $0.37 per share on revenue of $101.51 million.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Whiting Petroleum Corporation(WLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, energy shares fell 0.62 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO), down 9 percent, and Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL), down 7 percent.

  • [By Chris Dier-Scalise]

    According to Yahoo Finance, this holds for Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO), which is showing 22.63 percent against the float, Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL), currently at 22.55 percent, as well as several others held by the ETF. If your own short-term thesis is in line with this trend, the bear ETF might be the optimal way of approaching that industry.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, energy shares fell by 0.76 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL), down 6 percent, and Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZN) down 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, energy shares fell 1.02 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL), down 8 percent, and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (NASDAQ: CLMT) down 7 percent.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL) saw its shares rocket up by 30.2% to $12.21 on 79.5 million shares on Wednesday. That represents almost 4 times normal trading volume. Whiting Petroleum has a total market cap of $3.5 billion. The company has a consensus analyst price target of $11.39 and a 52-week trading range of $3.35 to $16.62.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.(AEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) trades at 12 times earnings, which is half the industry average of 24 for apparel stores. It pays a forward dividend yield of 3.6%, which is much higher than the S&P 500’s average yield of 2%. That dividend is supported by a payout ratio of 43%, but it hasn’t hiked that payout since 2013.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) dropped nearly 16% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $10.91 after closing at $12.96 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $19.55. Volume of nearly 23 million was about 5 times the daily average of around 4.7 million shares traded. The specialty retailer’s results didn’t live up to expectations this morning.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    However, the ongoing closures could help remaining shopping mall businesses like The Gap (NYSE:GPS)and American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO). Neither company has been immune to the changing times and both have closed down stores of their own. However, some of these clothiers — American Eagle, in particular — have managed to hang on to old clientele and expand into new markets.