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Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019

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After a recent earnings miss, Titan International&a;rsquo;s share price declined by 30%, and the shares now appear to be undervalued. Company insiders seem to agree, as the former CEO and current CFO bought 120,000 shares on the open market at an average price of $7.20 per share &a;ndash; roughly where the stock is currently trading.

Titan International is a producer of wheels and tires for farm machinery, construction, and mining equipment. The agricultural market represents Titan&a;rsquo;s historic strength and makes up 47% of sales, while the earthmoving and construction segment accounts for 41% of sales. With sales beginning to rebound from depressed levels, Titan&a;rsquo;s upside potential from the current price is considerable, which is probably why insiders are buying.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: ACI Worldwide, Inc.(ACIW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report issued on Saturday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dupont Capital Management Corp purchased a new position in shares of ACI Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:ACIW) in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 9,682 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $268,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in ACI Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:ACIW) by 3.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 3,064,281 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 88,855 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in ACI Worldwide were worth $75,596,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Q2 (NYSE: QTWO) and ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET

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Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.(AFSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub cut shares of AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

    Several other research firms have also issued reports on AFSI. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a $14.58 rating and set a $14.75 price target on shares of AmTrust Financial Services in a research report on Wednesday, July 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AmTrust Financial Services from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, June 18th. Finally, B. Riley upped their price target on shares of AmTrust Financial Services from $12.00 to $14.75 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have given a hold rating to the company. AmTrust Financial Services has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $14.92.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Shineco, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYHT) rose 34.7 percent to $2.29 in pre-market trading following Q3 results. Shineco posted Q3 earnings of $0.21 per share on sales of $13.3 million.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) rose 15.8 percent to $12.74 in pre-market trading after surging 201.37 percent on Thursday.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) shares rose 11.5 percent to $7.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 64.50 percent on Thursday.
    Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGR) rose 9 percent to $18.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 41.77 percent on Thursday.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) rose 6.2 percent to $14.25 in pre-market trading after a 13D filing from Carl Icahn shows a new 9.38 percent stake in the company. The filing also shows language from Icahn that strongly opposes a go-private transaction.
    Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) rose 5.6 percent to $64.02 in pre-market trading after the Department of Veterans Affairs reported an agreement with Cerner Government Services, Inc. to provide seamless care for veterans.
    PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE: PTR) shares rose 5.3 percent to $82.05 in pre-market trading.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) shares rose 5.2 percent to $26.59 in the pre-market trading session.
    IQVIA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: IQV) shares rose 4.8 percent to $102.50 in pre-market trading as the company pulled secondary offering 'in light of recent market conditions'.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) rose 4.5 percent to $59.70 in pre-market trading. On Thursday, Axon priced its 4.3 million share offering of common stock at $53 per share.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 4.5 percent to $84 in pre-market trading.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) rose 3.9 percent to $18.96 in pre-market trading after a 13G filing shows a new 5.05 percent stake by the State of New Jersey's Division of Investment.
    Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) shares rose 3.7 percent to $15.85 in pre-market
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $2.14 billion before the opening bell. Campbell Soup shares fell 0.18 percent to $39.15 in after-hours trading.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter. Applied Materials shares fell 4.48 percent to $51.54 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) to have earned $3.29 per share on revenue of $9.83 billion in the latest quarter. Deere will release earnings before the markets open. Deere shares dropped 1.23 percent to $145.00 in after-hours trading.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) shares rose over 5 percent in after-hours trading after a 13D filing from Carl Icahn shows a new 9.38 percent stake in the company. The filing also shows language from Icahn that strongly opposes a go-private transaction. AmTrust Financial shares climbed 5.81 percent to $14.21 in the after-hours trading session.

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Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Immersion Corporation(IMMR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Immersion Co. (NASDAQ:IMMR) major shareholder Senvest Management, Llc sold 177,818 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.93, for a total transaction of $2,832,640.74. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Large shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s stock are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mackay Shields LLC boosted its holdings in Immersion Co. (NASDAQ:IMMR) by 378.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 242,600 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 191,900 shares during the period. Mackay Shields LLC owned about 0.80% of Immersion worth $3,745,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Immersion Co. (NASDAQ:IMMR) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $11.56.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN reduced its stake in shares of Immersion Co. (NASDAQ:IMMR) by 67.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 18,010 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 36,839 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned approximately 0.06% of Immersion worth $127,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Immersion Co. (NASDAQ:IMMR) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Friday following a stronger than expected earnings report. The stock traded as low as $13.05 and last traded at $12.34, with a volume of 86458 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $13.21.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Adams Diversified Equity Fund, Inc.(ADX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    For the details of Candlewood Investment Group, LP’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Candlewood+Investment+Group%2C+LP

    These are the top 5 holdings of Candlewood Investment Group, LPPacific Ethanol Inc (PEIX) – 1,680,130 shares, 100% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 42.52%Adams Diversified Equity Fund Inc (ADX) – 0 shares, 0% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 10000%Ambac Financial Group Inc (AMBC) – 0 shares, 0% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 10000%JPMorgan Chase Capital XVI JP Morgan Alerian MLP E (AMJ) – 0 shares, 0% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 10000%VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond (ANGL) – 0 shares, 0% of the total portfol

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AdEx (CURRENCY:ADX) traded up 9.2% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 18:00 PM Eastern on April 24th. In the last seven days, AdEx has traded up 47.7% against the dollar. One AdEx token can now be purchased for about $1.12 or 0.00011782 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX, Huobi, EtherDelta (ForkDelta) and Liqui. AdEx has a total market cap of $81.99 million and approximately $13.84 million worth of AdEx was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AdEx (CURRENCY:ADX) traded 3.5% higher against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 18:00 PM Eastern on September 3rd. One AdEx token can currently be bought for $0.22 or 0.00003064 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including EtherDelta (ForkDelta), Bittrex, IDEX and Upbit. AdEx has a total market cap of $16.37 million and $1.48 million worth of AdEx was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last seven days, AdEx has traded 12% higher against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AdEx (CURRENCY:ADX) traded 2.3% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 15:00 PM E.T. on May 12th. One AdEx token can now be purchased for $0.77 or 0.00009068 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX, EtherDelta (ForkDelta), Binance and Gatecoin. During the last seven days, AdEx has traded 25.9% lower against the U.S. dollar. AdEx has a total market cap of $56.24 million and $2.87 million worth of AdEx was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation(APC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday following a dividend announcement from the company. The stock traded as low as $70.09 and last traded at $69.57, with a volume of 189410 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $69.01.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The size of Devon’s buyback is worth noting given the impact that smaller plans have had on the shares of rivals in the past year. Last fall, for example, Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) announced a $2.5 billion share repurchase program, which at the time could have retired 10% of its outstanding shares. Anadarko would go on to add $500 million to that plan earlier this year, which it expected to complete by the end of the second quarter. It’s been a needle-mover for the company’s stock, which has rocketed 63% since it made the initial announcement in September. For comparison’s sake, Devon’s stock is up about 27% over that time frame while crude has surged 39%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Northern Trust Corp decreased its stake in shares of Anadarko Petroleum Co. (NYSE:APC) by 2.4% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 6,343,268 shares of the oil and gas development company’s stock after selling 152,810 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp’s holdings in Anadarko Petroleum were worth $383,197,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 6, 2019 9:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Western Gas Partners, like Shell Midstream, is also an MLP with an oil-producing parent, in this case Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC). That relationship has enabled Western Gas Partners to steadily grow cash flow and its distribution, initially via dropdown acquisitions and more recently from organic expansion projects. Those dual fuels enabled the MLP to increase its payout for 36 consecutive quarters.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    Secretary Zinke Is Poised to Give More Breaks to Drilling Industry and Less Oversight to Public (americanprogress.org) Anadarko Petroleum Co. (APC) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Anadarko Petroleum Co. (APC) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest (americanbankingnews.com) How Anadarko Petroleum Has Performed Year-over-Year (finance.yahoo.com) Anadarko Petroleum (APC): An Off-the-Radar Potential Winner (zacks.com)

    A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on APC. TheStreet raised shares of Anadarko Petroleum from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Anadarko Petroleum from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Macquarie raised shares of Anadarko Petroleum from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $70.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $76.00 price target (up from $73.00) on shares of Anadarko Petroleum in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $72.00 price target on shares of Anadarko Petroleum and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, February 11th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and eighteen have given a buy rating to the company. Anadarko Petroleum has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $67.60.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019

Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) delivered one of its strongest performances in a long time last year. Its stock jumped more than 20% in 2018, handily beating the broader market indexes. The big pharma company capped off the year with a solid fourth quarter that beat Wall Street estimates.

But Pfizer also disappointed investors with its 2019 guidance. The drugmaker’s executives spoke a great deal about its priorities for this year and the future in Pfizer’s Q4 earnings conference call on Tuesday. What might be ahead for Pfizer over the next three years? Here’s what investors can expect.

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A tough 2019

Don’t look for Pfizer to grow this year. And that applies to both the top and bottom lines. The midpoints of Pfizer’s revenue and earnings guidance for 2019 actually reflect slight decreases from the company’s 2018 results. Pfizer CFO Frank D’Amelio explained why: a $2.6 billion headwind from products that have lost or soon will lose exclusivity, and a $900 million negative impact from foreign exchange rates.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Omnicom Group Inc.(OMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    But several individual stocks didn’t participate in the broader market’s gains. Read on to learn why Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC), UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), and Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) slumped today.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Coho Partners Ltd. lessened its stake in Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC) by 2.8% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 1,836,605 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 52,194 shares during the quarter. Omnicom Group accounts for 3.5% of Coho Partners Ltd.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 15th biggest holding. Coho Partners Ltd.’s holdings in Omnicom Group were worth $133,466,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Omnicom Group Inc  (NYSE:OMC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 12, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Highbridge Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) by 3,014.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 14,571 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 15,071 shares during the quarter. Highbridge Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Omnicom Group were worth $1,059,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Centre Asset Management LLC cut its position in shares of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) by 1.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 85,970 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 1,610 shares during the quarter. Centre Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Omnicom Group were worth $6,557,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) Director Linda Johnson Rice sold 475 shares of Omnicom Group stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.02, for a total transaction of $33,259.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 7,966 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $557,779.32. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.(AFSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    Should You Listen to This Stock? Encana Corporation (ECA) moves 51.44% away from One Year Low (nasdaqchronicle.com) Hot Mover of the Day – Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) (thestockgem.com) Enrapturing Stocks: Encana Corporation, (NYSE: ECA), AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., (NASDAQ: AFSI) (globalexportlines.com) Analysts, Options Traders Love This Lesser-Known Energy Stock (schaeffersresearch.com) Encana Corp (ECA) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.12 Billion (americanbankingnews.com)

    ECA traded up $0.27 on Thursday, hitting $12.47. 9,071,326 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 9,380,907. Encana has a 12 month low of $8.01 and a 12 month high of $14.31. The company has a quick ratio of 1.16, a current ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62. The stock has a market capitalization of $11.70 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.00, a P/E/G ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 2.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ:AFSI) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the ten ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and seven have assigned a hold recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $14.63.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Shineco, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYHT) rose 34.7 percent to $2.29 in pre-market trading following Q3 results. Shineco posted Q3 earnings of $0.21 per share on sales of $13.3 million.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) rose 15.8 percent to $12.74 in pre-market trading after surging 201.37 percent on Thursday.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) shares rose 11.5 percent to $7.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 64.50 percent on Thursday.
    Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGR) rose 9 percent to $18.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 41.77 percent on Thursday.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) rose 6.2 percent to $14.25 in pre-market trading after a 13D filing from Carl Icahn shows a new 9.38 percent stake in the company. The filing also shows language from Icahn that strongly opposes a go-private transaction.
    Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) rose 5.6 percent to $64.02 in pre-market trading after the Department of Veterans Affairs reported an agreement with Cerner Government Services, Inc. to provide seamless care for veterans.
    PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE: PTR) shares rose 5.3 percent to $82.05 in pre-market trading.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) shares rose 5.2 percent to $26.59 in the pre-market trading session.
    IQVIA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: IQV) shares rose 4.8 percent to $102.50 in pre-market trading as the company pulled secondary offering 'in light of recent market conditions'.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) rose 4.5 percent to $59.70 in pre-market trading. On Thursday, Axon priced its 4.3 million share offering of common stock at $53 per share.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 4.5 percent to $84 in pre-market trading.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) rose 3.9 percent to $18.96 in pre-market trading after a 13G filing shows a new 5.05 percent stake by the State of New Jersey's Division of Investment.
    Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) shares rose 3.7 percent to $15.85 in pre-market

Best Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Deckers Outdoor Corporation(DECK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) shares surged 20.6 percent to $6.39. WBB Securities upgraded Melinta Therapeutics from Hold to Speculative Buy.
    Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) shares climbed 17.2 percent to $30.87 after the company reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares rose 15.2 percent to $28.804 after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) gained 15 percent to $53.35 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) surged 14.2 percent to $2.625.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) rose 13 percent to $5.12 after gaining 4.86 percent on Thursday.
    Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) gained 12.8 percent to $16.97 after the company posted better-than-expected FQ4 results.
    Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima (NYSE: LOMA) shares rose 12 percent to $12.94.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) shares rose 12 percent to $5.07.
    Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRTX) climbed 11.4 percent to $43.50.
    Zai Lab Limited (NASDAQ: ZLAB) gained 11.3 percent to $24.7000.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 9.7 percent to $19.64.
    Park City Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYG) climbed 9 percent to $7.90.
    Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) gained 7.9 percent to $38.82 after Citron reversed previously bearish position on the stock.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares jumped 7.3 percent to $3.55.
    Deckers Outdoor Corp (NYSE: DECK) rose 3.5 percent to $107.27 after reporting better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter.

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

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) to report quarterly earnings at $1.25 per share on revenue of $1.96 billion before the opening bell. Foot Locker shares gained 2.39 percent to $47.50 in after-hours trading.
    Zoe’s Kitchen Inc (NYSE: ZOES) reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company also lowered its FY18 sales outlook from $358million-$368 million to $345 million-$352 million. Zoe’s Kitchen shares tumbled 23.64 percent to $11.05 in the after-hours trading session.
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak forecast for the current quarter. Ross Stores shares dropped 4.80 percent to $78.98 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) to have earned $1.15 per share on revenue of $277.35 million in the latest quarter. Hibbett will release earnings before the markets open. Hibbett shares rose 2.23 percent to $29.60 in after-hours trading.
    Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NYSE: DECK) reported better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter. Deckers Outdoor shares surged 4.90 percent to $108.75 in the after-hours trading session.

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    The great trading opportunity we looked at is in Deckers Outdoor (NYSE: DECK). The stock is on a “buy” signal, according to my award-winning ITV indicator.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Deckers Outdoor (NYSE:DECK) received a $99.00 price objective from research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. The firm currently has a “hold” rating on the textile maker’s stock. Piper Jaffray Companies’ price target suggests a potential downside of 4.50% from the company’s previous close. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Sometimes identifying the best stocks to buy can be difficult, but you could do a lot worse than check out the stocks selected by one of the world’s wealthiest hedge fund managers — George Soros.

Self-made Soros fled Hungary and funded his way through an economics degree by working as a railway porter and waiter. Years of successful investing gave him a net worth of $25.2 billion and the no. 1 ranking on Forbes’ hedge fund manager rich list. (Warren Buffett, who has a whopping $75 billion net worth, wins the no.1 title for the wider finance and investments community). In 1992, Soros shorted the British pound and reportedly made a profit of $1 billion. He became known as the man who broke the Bank of England.

Now we can track the latest trades of his family office, Soros Fund Management. Just-released SEC forms reveal a valuable glimpse into which stocks Soros likes, and which he doesn’t. I looked back over 2017 and pinpointed Soros’ best stock picks this year. These are the stocks that this legendary hedge fund manager is most bullish on. Note that Soros has just shifted an incredible $18 billion from the fund to charity. Following the move, the fund manages about $4 billion in portfolio assets.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.(AFSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    AmTrust Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: AFSI) dropped more than 18% Monday, to post a new 52-week low of $22.58 after closing at $27.66 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $28.48. Volume was more than 10 times the daily average of around 670,000 shares. The company missed profit estimates this morning.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market kept performing well on Monday, and the Dow Jones Industrials posted its 12th straight all-time record high. Market sentiment was sunny following the release of Warren Buffett’s annual shareholder letter over the weekend, and the Oracle of Omaha made positive comments about the sustainability of the current bull market, which was able to overcome early declines in the major market benchmarks. However, some stocks didn’t fare as well as the overall market, and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI), and Horizon Pharma (NASDAQ:HZNP) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, financial shares fell 0.24 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI), down 18 percent, and GSV Capital Corp (NASDAQ: GSVC), down 9 percent.

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    CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD) shares fell 27.5 percent to $1.50 after the company reported Q4 results and issued a business update.
    Bioamber Inc (NYSE: BIOA) shares tumbled 23.6 percent to $2.40. BioAmber reported FY16 adjusted loss of $1.07 per share on revenue of $8.3 million.
    The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) shares dipped 20.9 percent to $41.62.
    Innocoll Holdings PLC (NASDAQ: INNL) shares fell 20.3 percent to $1.49. Innocoll posted a narrower-than-expected quarter loss, but revenue missed estimates. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Innocoll from Buy to Hold.
    Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: ROSG) shares declined 20.3 percent to $3.83. On Thursday, Rosetta Genomics disclosed a 1-for-12 reverse stock split.
    Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ESPR) shares dropped 19.9 percent to $23.76. Esperion Therapeutics shares have jumped 106.19 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 16.70 percent in the same period.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) tumbled 18.3 percent to $17.65. AmTrust Financial disclosed that it will delay its annual report filing for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.
    Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK) slipped 17.7 percent to $6.85. Qualstar reported a Q4 loss of $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.2 milli
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, financial shares fell 0.32 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), down 7 percent, and AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) down 5 percent.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Brady Corporation(BRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Mike Deane]

    For the 28th year in a row, Brady Corp (BRC) has increased its dividend payout to investors.

    The Milwaukee, WI-based company increased its quarterly dividend to 19.5 cents from 19 cents, an increase of 2.6%. The annual dividend now stands at 78 cents. The quarterly dividend will be paid on October 31st, 2013 to all shareholders of record on October 10, 2013.

    BRC shares were down 40 cents, or 1.23%, by market close on Wednesday. YTD, the company’s stock is down over 4%.

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    Before the opening bell on Thursday, identification solutions provider Brady Corp (BRC) posted a loss in the fourth quarter, despite a rise in revenues, as it was negatively impacted by a number of charges. However, excluding these charges, the company was able to top Wall Street analysts’ earnings and sales estimates. Nonetheless, BRC shares are plummeting in Thursday’s trading.

    The Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based company posted a loss from continuing operations of $176.2 million, or $3.41 per share, in the fourth quarter, versus last year’s fourth quarter earnings from continuing operations of $20.9 million, or 40 cents per share. Furthermore, Brady posted a net loss of $177.2 million, or $3.43 per share, compared to net earnings of $11.6 million, or 22 cents per share, in the same period a year ago.

    The fourth quarter loss includes non-cash impairment charges of $204.4 million, $15.6 million in restructuring charges, and $4 million in acquisition-related charges. Excluding these charges, Brady Corp said earnings would have been 53 cents per share in the quarter. According to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, the company was expected to earn an adjusted 51 cents per share in the fourth quarter.

    The company’s fourth quarter sales came in at $309.1 million, up 15% from $269.1 million in sales posted last year. On average, analysts were expecting the company to see $307.13 million in revenues for the quarter.

    Looking ahead, Brady Corp. sees fiscal 2014 earnings coming in between $1.80 and $2.00 per share, below the analysts’ view of $2.30 per share.

    Brady Corp shares were down $1.71, or 5.25%, during early morning trading on Thursday. The stock is up 7.93% year-to-date.

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Robert Baird announced on Friday that it has cut its rating on Brady Corp (BRC).

    The firm has downgraded BRC from “Outperform” to “Neutral,” and has given the company a $33 price target. This price target suggests a 8% upside from the stock’s current price of $30.52.

    Analysts see the company’s WPS segment growing faster than expected.

    Brady shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Friday. The stock is down 9% YTD.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: PDC Energy, Inc.(PDCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Names which screen well on a combination of attractive valuation and equitized capital structure, include Outperform rated Apache, Anadarko Petroleum,Gulfport Energy as well as Market Perform rated QEP Resources (QEP) and PDC Energy (PDCE).

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Goldman Sachs analyst Brian Singer and team contend that EOG Resources (EOG), Diamondback Energy (FANG), PDC Energy (PDCE), Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD), and RSP Permian (RSPP) can benefit from greater productivity. They explain:

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Fifth Street Asset Management Inc.(FSAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Last week,The Wall Street Journal broke the news that Fifth Street Asset Management (NASDAQ:FSAM) was on the auction block, apparently for the second time.

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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.

     

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: E*TRADE Financial Corporation(ETFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Franklin Resources (BEN) : “I’d rather see you in Morgan Stanley (MS) or E*TRADE Financial (ETFC) .”

    Kinder Morgan (KMI) : “They are OK now, but there are better ones.”

  • [By ]

    On Thursday, Cramer said he’ll be listening what PPG (PPG) has to say about commodity price inflation, while E-Trade Financial (ETFC) will provide insight into the state of the individual investor.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Meanwhile, E*Trade (NASDAQ:ETFC) decided to split the difference. Effective March 13, E*Trade’s commission structure will get split in two. Base rate customers will see their commissions fall from $9.99 to $6.95 per trade, matching TD Ameritrade. However, E*Trade created a new structure for active traders, defined as those who execute 30 or more trades every three months. For those customers, E*Trade will have $4.95 per trade commissions, and options charges will fall by a third, to $0.50 per contract. CEO Karl Roessner said that although “an exceptional customer experience is far more important to traders and investors than price, with our new commission structure, we are able to reward our most active equity and derivative traders and investors.”

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    This article will walk your through all the steps for setting up an individual E*TRADE (NASDAQ:ETFC) brokerage account, which should only take about five to 10 minutes to complete. If you want to compare offers from other brokers, or view their features, check out ourbroker comparison page.

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Here's a recap of the options alerts from Wednesday, October 11, 2017. All time stamps are in Eastern Time.

Top Stocks For 2018: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.(AFSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD) shares fell 27.5 percent to $1.50 after the company reported Q4 results and issued a business update.
    Bioamber Inc (NYSE: BIOA) shares tumbled 23.6 percent to $2.40. BioAmber reported FY16 adjusted loss of $1.07 per share on revenue of $8.3 million.
    The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) shares dipped 20.9 percent to $41.62.
    Innocoll Holdings PLC (NASDAQ: INNL) shares fell 20.3 percent to $1.49. Innocoll posted a narrower-than-expected quarter loss, but revenue missed estimates. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Innocoll from Buy to Hold.
    Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: ROSG) shares declined 20.3 percent to $3.83. On Thursday, Rosetta Genomics disclosed a 1-for-12 reverse stock split.
    Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ESPR) shares dropped 19.9 percent to $23.76. Esperion Therapeutics shares have jumped 106.19 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 16.70 percent in the same period.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) tumbled 18.3 percent to $17.65. AmTrust Financial disclosed that it will delay its annual report filing for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.
    Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK) slipped 17.7 percent to $6.85. Qualstar reported a Q4 loss of $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.2 milli
  • [By Paul Ausick]

    AmTrust Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: AFSI) dropped about 28% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $13.51 after closing Monday at $18.87. The stock’s 52-week high is $28.48. Volume of about 19 million shares was about 9 times the daily average of around 2.1 million. A whistleblower report has resulted in an SEC probe into the company’s accounting practices.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) were down around 18 percent to $22.79 after the company posted downbeat Q4 earnings.

    Shutterstock Inc (NYSE: SSTK) was down, falling around 19 percent to $42.04 after the company reported downbeat Q4 results and issued a weak outlook.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market kept performing well on Monday, and the Dow Jones Industrials posted its 12th straight all-time record high. Market sentiment was sunny following the release of Warren Buffett’s annual shareholder letter over the weekend, and the Oracle of Omaha made positive comments about the sustainability of the current bull market, which was able to overcome early declines in the major market benchmarks. However, some stocks didn’t fare as well as the overall market, and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI), and Horizon Pharma (NASDAQ:HZNP) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

Top Stocks For 2018: Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.(OHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. (NYSE: OHI) dropped about 2.6% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $26.43 after closing at $27.14 on Friday. The 52-week high is $35.14. Volume was around 5.3 million, more than double the daily average of around 2.3 million. The healthcare REIT had now specific news.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Or, consider Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI). The Maryland-based company invests heavily in hospital properties and health care facilities, with a special emphasis on nursing facilities.

Top Stocks For 2018: Neovasc Inc.(NVCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Neovasc Inc. (NASDAQ: NVCN) fell about 21% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $0.26 after closing at $0.33 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $2.12. Volume of about 7.3 million was around 7 times the daily average. The medical device maker had no specific news.

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    Neovasc Inc (US) (NASDAQ: NVCN) rose 17.3 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company reported the close of its $75 million transaction with Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX).
    aTyr Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: LIFE) shares rose 12.3 percent to $4.10 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed 'promising' signals in myopathies with Resolaris in exploratory trials.
    Globus Maritime Ltd (NASDAQ: GLBS) shares rose 10.1 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading after climbing 5.03 percent on Monday.
    Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: AUPH) shares rose 9.9 percent to $3.00 in pre-market trading. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals appointed Lorin Jeffry “Jeff” Randall to its board and Chairman of the Audit Committee.
    Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG) shares rose 8.7 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after surging 19.82 percent on Monday.
    Full House Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLL) shares rose 5.1 percent to $2.08 in pre-market trading after declining 1.98 percent on Monday.
    Seadrill Ltd (NYSE: SDRL) rose 5.1 percent to $4.13 in pre-market trading after surging 3.15 percent on Monday.
    Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) rose 5.1 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after declining 5.37 percent on Monday.
    Arbutus Biopharma Corp (NASDAQ: ABUS) rose 5.1 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading. Arbutus issued additional data from its ARB-1467 Phase II
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Neovasc Inc (US) (NASDAQ: NVCN) shares were also up, gaining 71 percent to $0.880 following announcement of an agreement with Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX).