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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021

Vital Therapies Inc. (NASDAQ: VTL) shares were absolutely crushed on Wednesday after the company announced less-than-favorable results for its liver failure trial.

Specifically, the company announced that, while there was a numerical improvement in survival in the ELAD-treated group between three months and one year following randomization, the VTL-308 study failed to meet the primary endpoint of a significant improvement in overall survival through at least 91 days assessed using the Kaplan Meier statistical method. The secondary endpoint of proportion of survivors at study day 91 also showed no statistically significant difference between the groups.

As a result, the company does not believe the ELAD System can be approved in the United States or European Union, if ever, without additional clinical trials that would require substantial capital and time to complete. Consequently, Vital Therapies will cease any further development of the ELAD System and explore strategic options.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: Stag Industrial, Inc.(STAG)

STAG Industrial, Inc., incorporated on July 21, 2010, is a real estate investment trust. The Company focuses on the acquisition and operation of single-tenant industrial properties across the United States. The Company owns approximately 290 buildings in over 40 states with approximately 54.7 million rentable square feet, consisting of over 220 warehouse/distribution buildings, approximately 50 light manufacturing buildings and over 20 flex/office buildings. The Company’s operating partnership is STAG Industrial Operating Partnership, L.P. (Operating Partnership).

The Company owns its properties and conducts its business through its Operating Partnership. The Company’s buildings are leased to approximately 270 tenants. The Company’s properties are located in various areas, such as Rogers in Arkansas; Phoenix in Arizona; Camarillo in California; Longmont, Golden and Grand Junction in Colorado; Avon, East Windsor and North Haven in Connecticut; Newark in Delaware; Daytona Beach, Ocala, Orlando and Pensacola in Florida; Atlanta, Calhoun, Conyers, Dallas, LaGrange and Savannah in Georgia; Idaho Falls and Pocatello in Idaho; Belvidere, DeKalb, Gurnee, Harvard, Libertyville, Machesney Park, Montgomery and Sauk Village in Illinois; Albion, Elkhart and Fort Wayne in Indiana; Marion in Iowa; Kansas City, Parsons and Wichita in Kansas; Bardstown, Danville and Hebron in Kentucky, and Belfast in Maine.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Stag Industrial (NYSE:STAG) had its price target boosted by LADENBURG THALM/SH SH from $31.00 to $32.00 in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday, The Fly reports. They currently have a buy rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock.

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    Stag Industrial (NYSE:STAG) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET

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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: LGI Homes, Inc.(LGIH)

LGI Homes, Inc. engages in the design, construction, marketing, and sale of new homes in Texas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, South Carolina, North Carolina, Colorado, Washington, and Tennessee markets. Its primary markets include Houston, San Antonio, Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, Phoenix, Tucson, Tampa, Orlando, Fort Myers, Atlanta, Albuquerque, Charlotte, Denver, Seattle, Colorado Springs, Nashville, and Jacksonville. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

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    LGI Homes Inc (NASDAQ:LGIH)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 12:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street moved lower on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffering a 201-point decline. Stocks took their cues from the bond market, where bond prices dropped sharply in response to extremely strong U.S. economic data. For years, the economic expansion has given bond investors a Goldilocks scenario, in which growth was solid but not so sharp as to cause negative side effects, such as inflation. Now, stronger signals could force the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates more aggressively than previously thought, and that could hurt the markets. Several individual companies also suffered from bad news that sent their shares lower. Mallinckrodt (NYSE:MNK), International Speedway (NASDAQ:ISCA), and LGI Homes (NASDAQ:LGIH) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: UGI Corporation(UGI)

UGI Corporation, incorporated on December 20, 1991, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, distributes, stores, transports and markets energy products and related services. The Company operates through six segments: AmeriGas Propane; an international liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) segment consisting of UGI France; an international LPG segment consisting of Flaga and AvantiGas; UGI Utilities; Energy Services, and Electric Generation. In the United States, the Company is a general partner and owns limited partner interests in a retail propane marketing and distribution business; owns and operates natural gas and electric distribution utilities; owns all or a portion of electricity generation facilities, and owns and operates an energy marketing, midstream infrastructure, storage, natural gas gathering, natural gas production and energy services business. Internationally, it markets and distributes propane and other LPG in Europe.

The Company owns and operates a regulated electric distribution business in Pennsylvania through UGI Utilities (Electric Utility), and a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, mechanical and electrical contracting, and project management service business in portions of eastern and central Pennsylvania and portions of New Jersey and Northern Delaware. Electric Utility supplies electric service to approximately 62,000 customers in portions of Luzerne and Wyoming counties in northeastern Pennsylvania through a system consisting of over 2,200 miles of transmission and distribution lines, and approximately 10 substations. The HVAC business serves customers in residential, commercial, industrial and new construction markets.

AmeriGas Propane

The Company’s AmeriGas Propane segment consists of the propane distribution business of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (the Partnership), which is a retail propane distributor. AmeriGas Propane, Inc. is responsible for managing the Partnership. The Partnership serves! approximately two million customers in over 50 states from approximately 2,000 propane distribution locations. In addition to distributing propane, the Partnership also sells, installs and services propane appliances, including heating systems, and operates a residential HVAC, plumbing and related services business in certain counties of Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. The Partnership sells propane to residential, commercial/industrial, motor fuel, agricultural and wholesale customers. The Partnership distributes over 1.2 billion gallons of propane.

Residential and commercial customers use propane for home heating, water heating and cooking purposes. Commercial users include hotels, restaurants, churches, warehouses and retail stores. Industrial customers use propane to fire furnaces, as a cutting gas and in other process applications. Other industrial customers are heating accounts and local gas utility customers using propane as a supplemental fuel. As a motor fuel, propane is burned in internal combustion engines that power over-the-road vehicles, forklifts, commercial lawn mowers and stationary engines. Agricultural uses include tobacco curing, chicken brooding, crop drying and orchard heating. In its wholesale operations, the Partnership sells propane to industrial end users and other propane distributors. The Partnership markets propane under the AmeriGas, America’s Propane Company, Heritage Propane, Relationships Matter and ServiceMark trade names and related service marks.

UGI France

The Company’s UGI France segment consists of the French LPG distribution business of its subsidiaries, Antargaz and Finagaz. The segment also includes LPG distribution businesses in the Benelux countries, including Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. UGI France also operates a natural gas marketing business in France and Belgium and sells approximately 13.3 million dekatherms of natural gas. UGI France sells approximately 280 million gallons of LPG in France and over! 50 milli! on gallons of LPG in the Benelux countries. UGI France is the LPG distributor in France and Luxembourg, and LPG distributor in the Netherlands and Belgium. UGI France’s customer base consists of residential, commercial, agricultural and motor fuel customer accounts that use LPG for space heating, cooking, water heating, process heat, forklift operations and transportation. UGI France sells LPG in cylinders, and in small, medium and large tanks. Sales of LPG are also made to service stations to accommodate vehicles that run on LPG. UGI France sells LPG in cylinders to approximately 20,000 retail outlets, such as supermarkets, individually owned stores and gas stations.

Medium bulk customers use propane only and consist mainly of residential developments, such as housing developments, hospitals, municipalities and medium-sized industrial enterprises, and poultry brooders. Its bulk customers include agricultural companies and companies that use LPG in their industrial processes. The end users of cylinders are residential customers using LPG supplied in this form for domestic applications, such as cooking and heating.

Flaga & Other

The Company’s Flaga & Other segment consists of LPG distribution businesses of Flaga GmbH and its subsidiaries, AvantiGas Limited and ChinaGas Partners, L.P. Flaga is the retail LPG distributor in Austria, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Norway and Sweden. Flaga also distributes LPG in Finland, Romania and Switzerland. Flaga sells approximately 330 million gallons of LPG. Flaga serves customers that use LPG for residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, resale and automobile fuel (auto gas) purposes. Flaga’s customers use LPG for heating, cooking, motor fuel (including forklifts), leisure activities, construction work, manufacturing, crop and grain drying, power generation and irrigation. Flaga sells LPG in cylinders and in small, medium, and large bulk tanks. Flaga has over 58,000 customers and approximately ! 5.8 milli! on cylinders in circulation.

AvantiGas is an LPG distributor in the United Kingdom. ChinaGas Partners is an LPG distributor in the Nantong region of China. AvantiGas sells over 160 million gallons of LPG and its majority-owned partnership in China sells approximately 10 million gallons of LPG. AvantiGas has over 14,500 customers. AvantiGas serves customers that use LPG for wholesale, aerosol, agricultural, residential, commercial, industrial and auto gas purposes. AvantiGas’ customers use LPG for heating, cooking, motor fuel (including forklifts), leisure activities, industrial processes and aerosol propellant. AvantiGas sells LPG in small, medium and large bulk tanks with small bulk sales.

Energy Services

The Company’s Energy Services segment consists of energy-related businesses conducted by its subsidiary, UGI Energy Services, LLC (Energy Services). These businesses include energy marketing in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States; operating and owning a natural gas liquefaction, storage and vaporization facility, and propane-air mixing assets; managing natural gas pipeline and storage contracts, and developing, owning and operating pipelines, gathering infrastructure and gas storage facilities in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania. Energy Services sells natural gas, liquid fuels and electricity to approximately 20,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers at over 44,300 locations. Energy Services serves customers in all or portions of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Ohio, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and the District of Columbia. Energy Services delivers natural gas for customers located on the distribution systems of over 40 local gas utilities. It supplies power to customers through the use of the transmission and distribution facilities of 20 utility systems.

Electric Generation

The Company’s Electric Generation segment consists of electric generation facil! ities con! ducted by Energy Services’ subsidiary, UGI Development Company (UGID). UGID has ownership interest in a coal-fired generation station in Pennsylvania. UGID also owns and operates an approximately 130-megawatt natural gas-fueled generating station in Pennsylvania; an over 11-megawatt landfill gas-fueled generation plant in Pennsylvania, and approximately 13.5 megawatts of solar-powered generation capacity in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey.

Gas Utility

The Company’s Gas Utility segment consists of the regulated natural gas distribution businesses of its subsidiary, UGI Utilities, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including UGI Penn Natural Gas, Inc. (PNG) and UGI Central Penn Gas, Inc. (CPG). Its service area includes the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lancaster, Lebanon, Reading, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Lock Haven, Pittston, Pottsville, and Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and the boroughs of Honesdale and Milford, Pennsylvania. Located in Gas Utility’s service area are production centers for basic industries, such as specialty metals, aluminum, glass and paper product manufacturing.

The Company competes with Total France, Societe des Petroles Shell, SHV Holding NV, Vitogaz and PJM Interconnection, LLC.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    UGI Corp (NYSE:UGI)Q12019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 06, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Utility stocks are generally considered conservative investments that reward shareholders over the long term with sizable dividends that grow slowly and steadily over time. With the S&P 500 Index’s yield hovering around 2%, the bar for yield is set pretty low today. That said, investors should think twice before jumping at utilities like UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI), Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO), and MGE Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGEE), which offer little if any yield advantage over an S&P 500 Index fund.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SG Americas Securities LLC decreased its position in UGI Corp (NYSE:UGI) by 34.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 34,648 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 18,607 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in UGI were worth $1,804,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: Altura Mining Limited (ALTAF)

Altura Mining Limited is an Australia-based company engaged in the supply of lithium raw materials. The Company is engaged in the exploration and development activities, including completion of a feasibility study at its Pilgangoora Lithium project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The Company’s segments include coal mining, exploration services and mineral exploration. Its coal mining segment is engaged in the sale of coal. Its exploration services segment provides a range of drilling services to its customers, primarily mining and exploration companies. Its mineral exploration segment is engaged in exploration activities. The Company also has interests in producing Delta Coal project in Indonesia, which produces medium energy thermal coal, and the Tabalong Coal project, a thermal coal deposit located in South Kalimantan, Indonesia. The Tabalong Coal project consists of approximately five mining licenses. Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Altura Mining [ASX:AJM] (OTC:ALTAF)

    On April 30, Altura Mining announced: “Stage 2 Definitive Feasibility Study at Pilgangoora delivers outstanding results.” Highlights include:

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: LKQ Corporation(LKQ)

LKQ Corporation (LKQ), incorporated on February 13, 1998, is a global distributor of vehicle products, including replacement parts, components and systems used in the repair and maintenance of vehicles, as well as specialty vehicle products and accessories. The company distributes a variety of products to collision and mechanical repair shops, including aftermarket collision and mechanical products, recycled collision and mechanical products, refurbished collision products, such as wheels, bumper covers and lights, and remanufactured engines. The Company operates through four segments: Wholesale – North America; Europe; Specialty, and Self Service.

The Company is a provider of alternative vehicle collision replacement products and alternative vehicle mechanical replacement products, with its sales, processing and distribution facilities reaching markets in the United States and Canada. It also provides alternative vehicle replacement and maintenance products in the United Kingdom and the Benelux region (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg) of continental Europe. In addition to its wholesale operations, it operates self-service retail facilities across the United States that sell recycled automotive products from end-of-life-vehicles. The company also has operations in the Netherlands, Belgium, Northern France, Sweden, Norway, Mexico, Taiwan and India. In total, it operates approximately 790 facilities.

Wholesale -North America

The Company’s wholesale automobile product operations in North America are organized by geographic regions serving the United States and Canada that sell all five product types (aftermarket, recycled, remanufactured, refurbished and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) parts) to collision and mechanical automobile repair businesses. Its aftermarket product operations include a combination of sales, warehousing and distribution functions, and in various cases co-located with the Company’s refurbishing operations. Its wholesale recycling o! perations have processing, sales, distribution and administrative operations on site, indoor and outdoor storage areas, and include a warehouse with multiple bays to dismantle vehicles. Its engine remanufacturing operations are conducted primarily at its facilities in Mexico, as well as the United States, with sales, warehousing and distribution operations in the United States. Its North American wholesale operations conduct business from approximately 350 facilities.

The Company’s principal aftermarket product types consist of bumper covers, automotive body panels and lights. It also distributes paint and other materials used in repairing damaged vehicles, including sandpaper, abrasives, masking products and plastic filler. Its recycled products include engines, transmissions, door assemblies, sheet metal products, such as trunk lids, fenders and hoods, lights, and bumper assemblies. The Company operates approximately 30 refurbishing facilities and over four engine remanufacturing facilities. Its refurbish products include wheels, lights, plastic bumpers, and chrome bumpers. The Company operates a total of approximately 30 heavy-duty truck facilities in the United States and Canada. It sells its products to wholesale customers that include collision and mechanical repair shops, and new and used car dealerships, as well as to retail customers. It assists insurance companies by providing aftermarket, recycled, refurbished and remanufactured products to collision repair shops, especially to repair shops that are part of an insurance company’s Direct Repair Program (DRP) network.

Europe

The Company’s European wholesale operating segment includes Euro Car Parts Holdings Limited (ECP), a distributor of automotive aftermarket parts in the United Kingdom. The Company operates approximately 220 selling locations, supported by over three national distribution centers and approximately 20 regional hubs. Its European aftermarket collision parts program is managed by its ECP b! ranch net! work, through which the Company sells its Platinum Plus aftermarket products. It also offers automotive paint products and related accessories. In its United Kingdom operations, it sells the its products to over 37,000 commercial customers primarily consisting of repairers, including both independent mechanical repair shops and collision repair shops.

Specialty

The Company’s Specialty operating segment includes Keystone Automotive Holdings, Inc. (Keystone Specialty). Keystone Specialty is a distributor and marketer of specialty vehicle aftermarket equipment and accessories in North America serving six product segments: truck and off-road; speed and performance; recreational vehicle (RV); towing; wheels, tires and performance handling, and miscellaneous accessories. The Company is a distributor and marketer of specialty vehicle aftermarket products and accessories, reaching various markets in the United States and Canada. Its products include trailer hitches and RV products, including satellite antennas, generators, waterproofing sealants, combination washer/dryer units and water pumps.

Self Service

The Company’s self service segment retail operations sell parts from older cars and light-duty trucks directly to consumers. The Company conducts its self service operations from approximately 80 facilities in North America, which operate under the name LKQ Pick Your Part. Its self service operations generate scrap metal, alloys and other materials that it sells to recyclers. The customers of its self service yards are frequently do-it-yourself mechanics, small independent repair shops servicing older vehicles, auto rebuilders and resellers.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019 8:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The health of the global economy has been very different across various regions, with some performing better than others. Although the U.S. economy has largely avoided the difficulties faced elsewhere, key areas like Europe have seen a lot of pressure. That’s affected international companies like auto parts specialist LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ), and given the parts maker’s specialty in high-end products, it’s reliant on end users feeling flush enough financially to pay up for its parts.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd.(ACSF)

American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (ACSF), incorporated on February 6, 2013, is a non-diversified closed-end investment management company. The Company’s investment objective is to provide attractive, risk-adjusted returns over the long term primarily through current income while seeking to preserve its capital. ACSF manages a leveraged portfolio composed primarily of diversified investments in first lien and second lien floating rate loans principally to the United States-based companies (collectively, Senior Floating Rate Loans or SFRLs), which are referred to as leveraged loans.

The Company invests in equity tranches of collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), which are securitized vehicles collateralized primarily by SFRLs, and it may invest in debt tranches of CLOs. In addition, the Company may selectively invest in loans issued by middle market companies, mezzanine and unitranche loans and high yield bonds. It has approximately 80% of its assets in Senior Floating Rate Loans. The Company invests in various industries, such as software, media, aerospace and defense, professional services, insurance and capital markets. The Company holds or invests in other equity investments and other debt or equity securities generally arising from a restructuring of Senior Floating Rate Loan positions previously held by the Company. The Company is managed by American Capital ACSF Management, LLC.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Garrison Capital (NASDAQ: GARS) and Amern Cap Sr Fl/COM (NASDAQ:ACSF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    American Capital (NASDAQ:ACSF) posted its earnings results on Thursday. The asset manager reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, MarketWatch Earnings reports. American Capital had a net margin of 32.54% and a return on equity of 4.51%. The firm had revenue of $4.08 million during the quarter.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

ION Geophysical Corporation provides geoscience technology, services, and solutions for the oil and gas industry worldwide. It operates through four segments: Solutions, Systems, Software, and Ocean Bottom Services. The Solutions segment offers services to manage the entire seismic process, from survey planning and design to data acquisition and management, to final subsurface imaging and reservoir characterization. This segment also provides data processing and imaging services to help its exploration and production customers for reducing exploration and production risk, evaluating and developing reservoirs, and increase production. The Software segment provides command and control software systems, related software and services for towed marine streamer and ocean bottom seismic operations, as well as survey design. The Systems segment manufactures re-deployable ocean bottom cable seismic data acquisition systems; marine towed streamer positioning and control systems; and geophone sensors. The Ocean Bottom Services segment offers survey design, planning, and optimization services to maximize seismic image quality, operational efficiency, and safety; superior imaging services; and data processing, interpretation, and reservoir services. The company markets and sells its services and products through direct sales force and third-party sales representatives. The company was formerly known as Input/Output, Inc. and changed its name to ION Geophysical Corporation in 2007. ION Geophysical Corporation was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $35.00.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO) jumped 24.92% yesterday after earnings and appears to have finally undergone a reversal near the end of December as the Company seeks new markets beyond oil and gas plus achieve clarity on an ongoing lawsuit.

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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: United Technologies Corporation(UTX)

United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. Its Otis segment designs, manufactures, sells, and installs passenger and freight elevators, escalators, and moving walkways; modernization products to upgrade elevators and escalators; and maintenance and repair services. The companys UTC Climate, Controls & Security segment provides heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration solutions, such as controls for residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation applications. This segment offers electronic security products, including intruder alarms, access control systems, and video surveillance systems; and fire safety products; systems integration, video surveillance, installation, maintenance, and inspection services; and monitoring and response services. Its Pratt & Whitney segment supplies aircraft engines for commercial, military, business jet, and general aviation markets; and provides aftermarket maintenance, repair, and overhaul, as well as fleet management services. The companys UTC Aerospace Systems segment provides electric power generation, power management, and distribution systems; air data, and flight sensing and management systems; engine control, electric, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; engine components; environmental control systems; fire and ice detection, and protection systems; propeller systems; cargo, actuation, and landing systems; aircraft aero structures, and lighting and seating products; space products and subsystems; and aftermarket services. United Technologies Corporation offers its services through manufacturers representatives, distributors, wholesalers, dealers, retail outlets, and sales representatives, as well as directly to customers. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Activist investor Dan Loeb was a key figure in pushing industrial conglomerate United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) to split into three independent entities. Now, he wants the company to go a step further and seek a buyer for one large unit.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Glenview State Bank Trust DEPT. raised its stake in shares of United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) by 4.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 2,468 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the period. Glenview State Bank Trust DEPT.’s holdings in United Technologies were worth $263,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Foster & Motley Inc. lessened its position in United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) by 0.5% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 66,549 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after selling 310 shares during the period. United Technologies comprises about 1.1% of Foster & Motley Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 22nd biggest holding. Foster & Motley Inc.’s holdings in United Technologies were worth $7,086,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: Allete, Inc.(ALE)

ALLETE, Inc. operates as an energy company. It operates through Regulated Operations, ALLETE Clean Energy, U.S. Water Services, and Corporate and Other segments. The company generates electricity from coal-fired, hydro, wind, natural gas-fired, and biomass co-fired sources. It provides regulated electric, natural gas, and water services in northwestern Wisconsin to approximately 15,000 electric customers, 13,000 natural gas customers, and 10,000 water customers, as well as regulated utility electric service in northeastern Minnesota to approximately 145,000 retail customers and 16 non-affiliated municipal customers. The company also owns and maintains electric transmission assets in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and Illinois. In addition, it focuses on developing, acquiring, and operating clean and renewable energy projects; and owns and operates approximately 535 MW of nameplate capacity wind energy generation that are under long-term power sales agreements. Further, the company offers integrated water management for industry by combining chemical, equipment, engineering, and service for customized solutions to reduce water and energy usage. Additionally, it is involved in the coal mining operations in North Dakota; and real estate investment activities in Florida. The company owns and operates 177 substations with a total capacity of 10,980 megavolt amperes. It serves taconite mining, iron concentrate, paper, pulp and wood products, and pipeline industries. The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota.

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    ALLETE (NYSE:ALE) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. trimmed its holdings in shares of ALLETE Inc (NYSE:ALE) by 1.1% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 107,300 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 1,200 shares during the period. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc.’s holdings in ALLETE were worth $8,306,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: Culp, Inc.(CFI)

Culp, Inc., incorporated on March 16, 1972, is a producer of mattress fabrics in North America. The Company is engaged in the manufacture, sourcing and marketing of mattress fabrics and sewn covers used for covering mattresses and box springs, and upholstery fabrics, including cut and sewn kits used in production of upholstered furniture. The Company operates through two segments, including mattress fabrics (Culp Home Fashions) and upholstery fabrics. The Company markets a range of fabrics in the categories, including fabrics produced at its manufacturing facilities and fabrics produced by other suppliers to the customers across the globe. As of May 3, 2015, the Company had 13 manufacturing plants and distribution facilities located in North and South Carolina; Quebec, Canada, and Shanghai, China. The Company operates its distribution centers in North Carolina and Shanghai, China.

Mattress Fabrics Segment

The Company’s mattress fabrics segment manufactures and markets mattress fabric and mattress covers to bedding manufacturers. The Company’s products include products include woven jacquard fabrics, knitted fabrics, and some converted fabrics. The mattress fabrics segment operates four manufacturing plants, with two located in Stokesdale, North Carolina, and one each in High Point, North Carolina, and St. Jerome, Quebec, Canada. Its Stokesdale plant and the St. Jerome plant manufacture and finish jacquard (damask) fabric. Its Stokesdale plant also finishes knitted fabric. Its High Point and St. Jerome facilities are engaged in the manufacture of knitted mattress fabrics. Its second plant in Stokesdale is engaged in the production of cut and sewn mattress covers. The Company’s sourcing capacity is located in Turkey and China. The Company, through Culp-Lava Applied Sewn Solutions (CLASS), is engaged in production and marketing of sewn mattress covers. The mattress fabrics segment sells fabrics in roll form and as sewn mattress covers.

The Company competes with Beka! ert Textiles B.V. and Global Textile Alliance.

Upholstery Fabrics Segment

The Company’s upholstery fabrics segment markets fabrics for residential and commercial furniture, including jacquard woven fabrics, velvets, microdenier suedes, woven dobbies, knitted fabrics, piece-dyed woven products and polyurethane leather look fabrics. The Company operates one upholstery manufacturing facility in the United States and four in China. The Company also markets a range of upholstery fabrics sourced from third party producers in China. Its China facilities near Shanghai include fabric sourcing, finishing, warehousing, quality control and inspection operations, as well as a plant where sourced fabrics are cut and sewn into kits. The Company’s United States facility in South Carolina produces a range of woven upholstery fabrics, including velvets and certain decorative fabrics. The upholstery fabrics segment sells its products in roll form, and as cut and sewn kits. The Company sources unfinished and finished fabrics, as well as a portion of its cut and sewn kits, from suppliers in China.

The Company competes with Bekaert Textiles B.V., Global Textile Alliance, Richloom Fabrics, Merrimack Fabrics, Morgan Fabrics and Specialty Textile, Inc.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cofound.it (CURRENCY:CFI) traded down 2.1% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 12th. In the last week, Cofound.it has traded down 21% against the U.S. dollar. One Cofound.it token can currently be purchased for about $0.0769 or 0.00000911 BTC on major exchanges including Liqui, IDEX, HitBTC and Upbit. Cofound.it has a total market capitalization of $25.01 million and approximately $314,252.00 worth of Cofound.it was traded on exchanges in the last day.

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Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) (+98%, +4.21%, +14%, +0.44%), the U.S. and Macau gaming company, was the largest contributor to the Fund’s 2017 performance with strong earnings growth in Macau and Las Vegas. Industry gross gaming revenues (GGR) in Macau accelerated in the second half of 2017 well beyond full year GGR growth expectations. With major infrastructure projects moving closer to completion, mass visits and spending increasing, and VIPs returning, concerns about potential over-supply from significant capacity additions in Macau turned into confidence that additional hotel and gaming properties will be well absorbed by the market. Steve Wynn continued to create future value with the Boston resort expected to open in 2019, new development around the Las Vegas golf course, and the chance to pursue casino development in Japan. After the stock more than tripled from its lows two years ago and moved closer to our assessment of the company’s value, we reduced the Fund’s position.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: PowerShares S&P SmallCap Information Technology Portfolio(PSCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Overall, our Game-Changing Stocks portfolio has had a good run this year. Our closed positions for 2017 have, on average, returned 28.5% — a much stronger result than what we’ve seen from the Russell 2000 index or from the PowerShares S&P Small Cap Information Technology Portfolio ETF (Nasdaq: PSCT), which returned 13% and 11% year-to-date, respectively. It’s not a fair comparison, of course, because our closed positions all have different time frames, but it does stress the strong promise of game-changing stocks.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Altura Mining Limited (ALTAF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Altura Mining [ASX:AJM] (OTC:ALTAF)

    On April 30, Altura Mining announced: “Stage 2 Definitive Feasibility Study at Pilgangoora delivers outstanding results.” Highlights include:

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: MFS Municipal Income Trust(MFM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Doliver Capital Advisors LP lessened its stake in MFS Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:MFM) by 51.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 19,505 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock after selling 20,769 shares during the period. Doliver Capital Advisors LP’s holdings in MFS Municipal Income Trust were worth $127,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about MFS Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:MFM) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MFS Municipal Income Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the closed-end fund an impact score of 46.4351075510345 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: PIMCO California Municipal Income Fund III(PZC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Pimco CA Muni. Income Fund III (NYSE:PZC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pimco CA Muni. Income Fund III earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the investment management company an impact score of 48.0089575306336 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PZ Cussons (LON:PZC) had its price objective decreased by Numis Securities from GBX 255 ($3.40) to GBX 230 ($3.06) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. Numis Securities currently has a hold rating on the stock.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: JAKKS Pacific, Inc.(JAKK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Headlines about JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ:JAKK) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. JAKKS Pacific earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.746095708984 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAKK) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group raised their Q2 2018 EPS estimates for JAKKS Pacific in a report issued on Monday, June 18th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst S. Wissink now expects that the company will earn ($0.50) per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($0.63). Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for JAKKS Pacific’s Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.31) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($0.56) EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.50 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.05 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Jakks Pacific (NASDAQ:JAKK) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Saturday.

    Several other brokerages have also recently weighed in on JAKK. Stifel Nicolaus lowered their target price on Jakks Pacific from $2.70 to $2.50 and set a hold rating on the stock in a report on Friday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research cut Jakks Pacific from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Monday, April 30th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a market perform rating and set a $2.50 target price (down from $3.50) on shares of Jakks Pacific in a report on Friday, February 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a hold rating to the company. Jakks Pacific has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $2.69.

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The pound is looking increasingly cheap.

The currency is currently undervalued by almost 19 percent against the dollar and by 8 percent against the euro, according to the Big Mac purchasing-power parity model. Underwhelming U.K. economic data and the dwindling prospects of interest-rate hikes from the Bank of England have driven sterling to the lowest level this year at around $1.33.

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Sterling is the most undervalued Group-of-10 currency barring the yen

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“The very weak valuation by historical standards makes investors hesitant to believe in more structural sterling downside,” said Andreas Steno Larsen, a currency strategist at Nordea Bank AB.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc.(UDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News articles about United Dominion Realty Trust (NYSE:UDR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United Dominion Realty Trust earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.5630416063411 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Eaton Vance Floating Rate Income Trust(EFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Relative Value Partners Group LLC grew its holdings in Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust (NYSE:EFT) by 11.0% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 799,864 shares of the investment management company’s stock after purchasing an additional 79,578 shares during the period. Relative Value Partners Group LLC’s holdings in Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust were worth $11,958,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: UFP Technologies Inc.(UFPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about UFP Technologies (NASDAQ:UFPT) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. UFP Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.0533500754779 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    UFP Technologies (NASDAQ: UFPT) and China XD Plastics (NASDAQ:CXDC) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    China XD Plastics (NASDAQ: CXDC) and UFP Technologies (NASDAQ:UFPT) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Altura Mining Limited (ALTAF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Altura Mining [ASX:AJM] (OTC:ALTAF)

    On April 30, Altura Mining announced: “Stage 2 Definitive Feasibility Study at Pilgangoora delivers outstanding results.” Highlights include:

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Industrias Bachoco, S.A. de C.V.(IBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bachoco (NYSE:IBA) declared a semiannual dividend on Thursday, April 26th, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 11th will be given a dividend of 0.432 per share on Monday, May 21st. This represents a dividend yield of 1.53%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 10th. This is a boost from Bachoco’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.42.

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (EL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board raised its stake in shares of Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) by 6.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 73,808 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 4,681 shares during the period. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board’s holdings in Estee Lauder Companies were worth $11,051,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.(DNKN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    In the first quarter of 2018, Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) completed the rollout of a menu simplification initiative to its entire base of roughly 9,000 Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. stores.The effort reduced corporate-required menu items for franchisees by 10% and dispensed with 23 optional products, which David Hoffman, president of Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. and Canada, labeled as “slow moving, complex, and off-strategy.”

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DNKN) announced:

    With summer on the way, its three cheers for donuts at Dunkin, as the brand delights donut devotees with a trio of terrific ways to sweeten the start of the season. First, Dunkin Donuts will ring in one of its favorite days of the year — National Donut Day on Friday, June 1st — by once again offering guests a free classic donut of their choice (while supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage. The offer is good all day on June 1st at participating Dunkin Donuts restaurants nationwide on classic donut favorites including Boston Kreme, Glazed, Glazed Chocolate and Strawberry Frosted with Sprinkles.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) , Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) , Dunkin Brands (DNKN) and Wendy’s (WEN) .

    Cramer was bearish on Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) and Univar (UNVR) .

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Trillium Therapeutics Inc.(TRIL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Trillium Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIL) (TSE:TR) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the six ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $10.94.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: John Hancock Financial Opportunities Fund(BTO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CIBC World Markets Inc. reduced its holdings in B2Gold Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:BTG) (TSE:BTO) by 10.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 572,525 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 64,714 shares during the period. CIBC World Markets Inc. owned approximately 0.06% of B2Gold worth $1,563,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: GTx Inc.(GTXI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GTx, Inc. (NASDAQ:GTXI) insider Jason T. Shackelford sold 9,279 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.01, for a total transaction of $176,393.79. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 19,453 shares in the company, valued at $369,801.53. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    GTx Inc. (NASDAQ: GTXI) will present additional data demonstrating duration of response following completion of treatment for its Phase 2 proof-of-concept clinical trial evaluating enobosarm 3 mg in postmenopausal women with stress urinary incontinence at the upcoming 2018 American Urological Association meeting on May 18.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GTx, Inc. (NASDAQ:GTXI) was down 6.4% during mid-day trading on Friday after an insider sold shares in the company. The company traded as low as $17.10 and last traded at $17.30. Approximately 726,400 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 492% from the average daily volume of 122,740 shares. The stock had previously closed at $18.49.

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In a junior sector that has become quite a stock-picker’s market over the past nine months, I find some of the safest and lowest risk opportunities come when a company is undergoing a major change. Atlantic Gold (OTCPK:SPVEF) was one such idea I highlighted last year, as the company was set to transform itself into Canada’s newest junior gold producer. The stock has since moved from US$0.60 to US$1.40 and the re-rating I expect has nearly come to fruition. A company with a similar profile that I’ve had my eye on was Harte Gold (OTCPK:HRTFF), but the stock got well ahead of itself earlier this year and I exited my position. Since that time the stock has spent the last six months consolidating and finally looks it may be ready to resume the new uptrend it began earlier this year.

Hot Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: GTx Inc.(GTXI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    GTx Inc. (NASDAQ: GTXI) will present additional data demonstrating duration of response following completion of treatment for its Phase 2 proof-of-concept clinical trial evaluating enobosarm 3 mg in postmenopausal women with stress urinary incontinence at the upcoming 2018 American Urological Association meeting on May 18.

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    One biopharmaceutical player that’s rapidly moving within range of triggering a major breakout trade is GTx (GTXI), which is dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of small molecules that selectively target hormone pathways to treat cancer, osteoporosis and bone loss, muscle loss and other serious medical condition. This stock has been hammered by the bears so far in 2013, with shares off sharply by 53%.

    If you look at the chart for GTx, you’ll notice that this stock recently gapped down sharply from over $4 to below $1.50 a share with heavy downside volume. Following that gap down, shares of GTXI have rebounded sharply and started to uptrend, with the stock moving higher from its low of $1.31 to its recent high of $1.96 a share. During that move, shares of GTXI have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of GTXI within range of triggering a major breakout trade.

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in GTXI if it manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance at $1.96 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above that level with volume that hits near or above its three-month average action of 1.35 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then GTXI will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap down zone from August that started just above $4 a share. Some possible upside targets if GTXI gets into that gap with volume are $2.50 to $3 a share, or possibly even $3.50 a share.

    Traders can look to buy GTXI off any weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below some key near-term support at $1.50 a share. One can also buy GTXI off strength once it takes out $1.96 a share with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.

Hot Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Altura Mining Limited (ALTAF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The question now is more about speed of EV implementation. On the supply side, it has been great to see LAC, Pilbara Minerals (OTCPK:PILBF) and Altura Mining (OTCPK:ALTAF) get funding, but the continued issues with Albemarle’s (NYSE:ALB) LaNegra II expansion and Orocobre (OTCPK:OROCF) ramping up to Phase 1 capacity of 17,500 tonnes/year of lithium carbonate are further evidence that lithium projects take time and have considerable execution risk.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The other producing lithium miners, and soon to be producers. I have discussed these previously in detail here, here and here. Needless to say, the top 3 producers are non-pure plays (SQM (NYSE:SQM), Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), and FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC)). The top pure play currently producing miners are Orocobre (ASX:ORE) (OTCPK:OROCF), Tianqi Lithium (SHE:002466), Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium, Galaxy Resources, Mineral Resources [ASX:MIN] (OTC:MALRF), and Neometals [ASX:NMT] (OTC:RRSSF). The near-term producers include Altura Mining [ASX:AJM] (OTCPK:ALTAF), Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) (OTC:PILBF), Kidman Resources (ASX:KDR), Critical Elements, Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) [TSX:NMX], Lithium Americas (OTCQX:LACDF) [TSX:LAC], Lithium X (OTCQX:LIXXF) (TSXV:LIX), Neo Lithium, and Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) [TSXV:BCN], Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [AAL], European Metals (OTCPK:MNTCF, ASX:EMH, AIM:EMH) and Pure Energy (OTCQB:PEMIF) [PE].

Hot Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Alaska Air Group, Inc.(ALK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The best airline, overall, was Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK). Other category winners were Spirit Airlines Co. (NASDAQ: SAVE), which was ranked cheapest; Alaska rated most reliable; JetBlue Airways Inc. (NASDAQ: JBLU) was most comfortable; best for pets was Alaska; and the airline receiving the fewest complaints was Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV).

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Southwest still needs to get FAA approval before it can begin ticket sales, but on Thursday, it offered more details of its plans for Hawaii. Based on Southwest’s service proposal, Alaska Air (NYSE:ALK) could be forced to significantly scale back its presence in the Hawaii market.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows JetBlue Airways Corporation giving a good performance thats still not as good as that of large cap Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) while the performance ofAlaska Air Group, Inc (NYSE: ALK), which has acquired Virgin America Inc (NASDAQ: VA), seems to have slipped recently:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company has a big west coast exposure and continues to rank high on Wall Street. Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) is the parent company of Alaska Airlines, and it reported impressive traffic data buoyed by strong demand. The company serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48 states, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Despite recent challenges by other carriers for superiority in the Northwest, the company has strong customer loyalty, which has contributed to outstanding earnings and revenue growth.

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Money managers at one of the best performing emerging-market funds are betting big on Chinese internet stocks as they forecast another year of outperformance for developing-nation equities.

The $2.6 billion Trilogy Global Advisors Emerging Wealth Fund had almost 10 percent of its assets in just two stocks at the end of last year — Baidu Inc., China’s biggest search-engine provider, and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., an e-commerce titan. Co-managers Tom Masi and Nuno Fernandes say the companies are poised to enter new business arenas that will boost revenue with relatively low costs to acquire new customers.

On a broader basis, they’re expecting developing-nation equities to outperform their developed peers for the third consecutive year in 2018, betting that faster earnings growth will continue to support valuations. Their strategies helped generate the best return last year among 653 actively-managed emerging-market funds with at least $500 million in assets, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: BlackRock, Inc.(BLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Here Are 3 Hot Things to Know About Stocks Right Now Wall Street futures were gaining ground with the Dow expected to jump 116 points when markets open.  BlackRock Inc. (BLK) shares gain in premarket trading after earnings per share for the quarter topped estimates. General Electric Co. (GE) shares gained on reports that it was exploring exploring a public offering for one of its divisions and discussing hybrid deals with companies to combine assets. Markets Overview

    Wall Street futures were gaining ground in the early hours Thursday, April 12, amid escalating tension in the Middle East and signals from the Federal Reserve about the direction of its monetary policy.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Nintendo has a new stockholder: Shares of video game console maker Nintendo (NTDOY) rose slightly on news asset manager BlackRock (BLK) owns a 5.17% stake. With the new Nintendo Switch console being met with strong demand, the disclosure shouldn’t come as a shocker. If there is anything I have learned from covering Nintendo through the years, it’s that when the stock gets hot it tends to stay hot until something causes investors to reverse course. Nintendo’s stock is up 23% in the last three months, but look for more gains in the short-term. 

  • [By Keith Fitz-Gerald]

    Here are just a few of the companies we’ve discussed:

    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA): China is Team Musk’s second-largest market, with sales of more than $2 billion there in 2017 alone. Shorting a company like Tesla right now might prove to be full of profit potential. In fact, premium subscribers were recommended just that at a time when the stock was moving down in the past, and they had the opportunity to close out on two legs of the same trade for a total of 121.41% gains. Just click here for more information about this strategy. BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK): CEO Larry Fink laid out why China is a critical priority in his company’s 2017 annual report, citing the same three primary “Unstoppable Trend” subsets we prioritize when it comes to the Red Dragon as being the driver… demographics, economic, and regulatory shifts. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA): The e-commerce giant is the only company capable of giving Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) a true run for its money and – gasp – potentially winning the fight. It’s working on a plan to list shares in mainland China, not Hong Kong, as many people believe and as has been widely reported. This could immediately unlock a huge pool of captive money that could double shares when Chinese investors have access through a secondary listing.

    Tactically, though, the situation is very different.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cameco Corporation(CCJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Uranium was first discovered in the region in the 1940s with the first mine being the Rabbit Lake Mine which was discovered in 1968 by Gulf Mineral Resources and opened in 1975. The most important current mineisCameco Corps (NYSE: CCJ) McArthur River mine which isthe world’s largest high-grade uranium mine producing some 13% of global uranium production. Other important Athabasca Basin uranium mines include the Cigar Lake Mine, the Cluff Lake mine (now closed), the Key Lake mine and the McClean Lake mine plus the region continues to be an important center for uranium exploration for good reason as the following infographic illustrates:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    This morning before the market opened, uranium producer Cameco Corporation (NYSE: CCJ) reported Q1 2018 results which should be looked over by investors in other potentialuranium players like small cap Azincourt Energy Corp (TSX-V: AAZ; OTCMKTS: AZURF) as CCJwould be one of the worlds largest uranium producers, a significant supplier of conversion services and one of two Candufuel manufacturers in Canada. Cameco Corporation alsosays itscompetitive position is based oncontrolling ownership of the worlds largest high-grade reserves and low-cost operations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cameco (NYSE: CCJ) and Abtech (OTCMKTS:ABHD) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Cameco Corporation (NYSE:CCJ), the largest publicly traded uranium miner, has been struggling along with the moribund price of the nuclear fuel it mines. The stock is down over 70% since commodity markets started to tumble in 2011. The early 2016 commodity upturn, meanwhile, has seemingly left uranium behind. Investors have ample reason to worry, but for more intrepid stock buyers, Cameco’s low stock price could be a long-term opportunity.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, the Athabasca Basin is home to the McArthur River Uranium Mine -the worlds largest high-grade uranium deposit(accounting for 13% of world mine production) operated by mid cap uranium producer Cameco Corp (NYSE: CCJ).

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: United States Cellular Corporation(USM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    United States Cellular Corp (NYSE: USM) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $975.54 million.

    Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $364.50 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, telecommunications services shares fell by 0.77 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included United States Cellular Corp (NYSE: USM), down 5 percent, and B Communications Ltd (NASDAQ: BCOM), down 5 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong (OTCMKTS:HTHKY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: CVR Partners LP(UAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Robert Rapier]

    Enter CVR Partners LP (NYSE: UAN), the only company in the US to produce fertilizer from petroleum coke (petcoke). Petcoke is a byproduct of petroleum refining, and prices are usually set off coal prices, since these two products compete in the same niche. Thus the same dynamics that currently threaten the distributions of Rentech Nitrogen Partners and Terra Nitrogen Company play in CVR Partners’ favor.

  • [By Cameron Swinehart]

    Going forward I will be looking to add investments on my watchlist and trim other positions. It will be interesting to see how an overweight commodity portfolio will perform relative to the rest of the market.

     Cost Basis# SharesCurrent Price% of PortfolioCurrent ValueReturnMetal/Miners      Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHYS)$12.4985$11.043.75%$938.40-13.13%Sprott Physical Silver Trust (PSLV)$7.95125$8.744.37%$1,092.509.04%FreePort-McMoran (FCX)$31.6731$33.874.20%$1,049.976.50%Ishares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (RING)$13.0695$10.644.04%$1,010.80-22.74%Energy      Statoil ASA(STO)$21.7940$22.683.63%$907.203.92%Vanguard Natural Resources LLC (VNR)$27.5636$27.874.01%$1,003.321.11%ConocoPhillips (COP)$63.6822.43$71.006.37%$1,592.5310.31%Agriculture      CVR Partner LP (UAN)$26.3630.9$18.932.34%$584.94-39.25%Adecoagro$6.78125$7.443.72%$930.008.87%Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM)$34.8030$37.244.47%$1,117.206.55%Mixed Commodity      Powershares DB Commodity Index (DBC)$26.3540$25.954.15%$1,038.00-1.54%Sprott Resource Corp$3.34400$2.714.34%$1,084.00-23.25%    Total % of portfolio49.40%               Cost Basis12,666.00      Current Value12,348.86      Return-2.50%  Source: Investing For The Future Surge In Commodity Prices

    Disclosure: I am long ADM, FCX, UAN, AGRO, RING, VNR, SCPZF.PK, COP, DBC, PHYS, PSLV. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article. (More…)

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, basic materials shares declined by 1.82 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included CVR Partners LP (NYSE: UAN), down 10 percent, and Resolute Forest Products Inc (NYSE: RFP), down 9 percent.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.(POT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We also want to reiterate our bullish view on the agricultural commodities and the ag-related stocks (e.g., CF Industries Holdings (CF), Mosaic (MOS), Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (POT), FMC (FMC), AGCO, Deere). Following sharp multi-year declines, trends continue to improve.

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Agri-Input Companies — Seeds/ Fertilizers/Pesticides Manufacturers

    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON): +68.82 percent since 2011. Syngenta AG (ADR) (NYSE: SYT): +56.26 percent since 2011. Mosaic Co (NYSE: MOS): -63.1 percent since 2011. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (USA) (NYSE: POT): -67.8 percent since 2011. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF): +5.04 percent since 2011. Agrium Inc. (USA) (NYSE: AGU): +1.10 percent since 2011.

    Agri-Finance Companies

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cerulean Pharma Inc.(CERU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Cerulean Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: CERU) shares dropped 62 percent to $1.27. Cerulean Pharma and Dar茅 Bioscience reported that they have entered into a stock purchase agreement. Cerulean also announced plans to reduce workforce by 11 people. The company reported that it has sold CRLX101 and CRLX301 to BlueLink Pharmaceuticals for $1.5 million and also agreed to sell Dynamic Tumor Targeting Platform to Novartis for $6 million.

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    Related BIOA Mid-Day Market Update: U.S. Stocks Turn Negative; AveXis Shares Spike Higher Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Edge Higher; Tiffany Earnings Top Estimates BioAmber (BIOA) Q4 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)
    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] Related Mid-Afternoon Market Update: CytomX Therapeutics Climbs Following Bristol-Myers Squibb Partnership; Medgenics Shares Slide 15 Biggest Mid-Day Losers For Monday Cerulean Pharma's (CERU) CEO Chris Guiffre on Cerulean and Dar茅 Proposed Transaction (Transcript) (Seeking Alpha)
    Related Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Cancer Genetics Gains After Q4 Results; Heat Biologics Shares Slide Mid-Day Market Update: Dow Rises Over 50 Points; Tandem Diabetes Care Shares Plunge Tandem Diabetes prices stock offering at $1.25; shares off 19% premarket (Seeking Alpha)
    Cerulean Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: CERU) shares dipped 27 percent to $0.817. Cerulean Pharma shares have dropped 60.28 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 15.31 percent in the same period.
    Tandem Diabetes Care Inc (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares tumbled 24.2 percent to $1.17. Tandem Diabetes Care priced 18 million share offering at $1.25 per share.
    Alphatec Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: ATEC) shares fell 21.1 percent to $2.10 as the company reported a $18.9 million private placement.
    Heat Biologics Inc (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares dropped 15.5 percent to $0.870. Heat Biologics priced its 5 million share offering at $0.80 per share.
    Rave Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: RAVE) shares fell 15 percent to $1.76.
    QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) shares declined 12.2 percent to $1.58. QuickLogic priced its 10 million share offering at $1.50 per share.
    Orion Engineered Carbons SA (NYSE: OEC) shares dropped 9.5 percent to $19.10. Orion Engineered Carbons reported a 5 million common stock secondary offering.
    Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc (NASDAQ: IDXG) shares fell 8.7 percent to $2.61 after the company reported debt restructuring and agreed to eliminate its royalty and mileston

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: MiMedx Group, Inc(MDXG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The price of Bitcoin surged more than 17% to top $8,000 in a rapid move that surprised many investors this morning. The sudden rally appears to be the result of a short squeeze, according to CNBC contributor Brian Kelly. This means that investors who had been betting on a decline in the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency had been forced to jump back and buy the currency again. A lot of people have been betting on a decline in the price of Bitcoin heading toward the April 17 tax deadline. The expectation is that many people will need to sell their Bitcoin in order to raise cash to meet tax obligations. Here’s our latest daily insight on why the Bitcoin bear market may end very soon.
    Markets gains have been capped by concerns about the latest news out of the Federal Reserve. On Wednesday, minutes from the Fed’s most recent meeting indicated that policy makers are prepared to raise interest rates several more times in the coming months in order to stave off concerns about inflation.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: BLK, FB, DAL
    Shares of BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) are on the move after the company reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $6.70. Analysts projected the firm would report EPS of $6.45 on top of $3.28 billion in revenue. The firm topped revenue expectations. The firm noted that an increase in its consulting fees and the recent tax reform bill helped bolster its profitability by 27%.
    The stock of Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has climbed more than 6% since Tuesday. Investors cheered the testimony of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who appeared before Congress for two days to discuss his company’s privacy policies. The CEO and his firm have been under intense scrutiny since news broke that 87 million user accounts had been accessed without permission by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 election season. The firm had ties to President Trump’s campaign.
    Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) reported ea

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    Some stocks are just too hard to take a position in, Cramer told viewers, as he dove into the stock of MiMedx (MDXG) , a small-cap biopharma that converts donated placental tissue into skin grafts that help in the recovery for a host of ailments.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    MiMedx Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG) dropped nearly 23% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $6.05. Shares closed at $7.83 on Friday and the stock’s 52-week high is $18.25. Volume was over 22 million, about 10 times the daily average. The company postponed is quarterly report last week in order to conduct an accounting review and Bloomberg reported today that a U.S. Justice Department investigation is underway.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Callon Petroleum Company(CPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday’s regular session.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: MGM Resorts International(MGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) to report quarterly earnings at $0.10 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion before the opening bell. Avon Products shares rose 2.39 percent to $6.00 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) to report quarterly earnings at $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.44 billion before the opening bell. MGM shares rose 1.01 percent to $29.90 in after-hours trading.
    Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) reported better-than-expected results for its second quarter and raised its quarterly dividend to $0.29 per share. Cisco shares rose 2.13 percent to $33.52 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, Dean Foods Co (NYSE: DF) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $2.01 billion. Dean Foods shares rose 0.49 percent to $20.55 in after-hours trading.
    Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) posted weaker-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Wednesday. Tripadvisor shares dropped 5.60 percent to $49.75 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) to have earned $0.77 per share on revenue of $3.42 billion in the latest quarter. Waste Management will release earnings before the markets open. Waste Management shares rose 2.27 percent to $72.97 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Earnings season begins this week, withWynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) reporting on Tuesday, April 24, Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS)on Wednesday, and MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM)on Thursday. Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR) will report on May 2 with Melco Resorts (NASDAQ:MLCO) to follow later in May.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    The big casinos certainly want to spend big. Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) says a new integrated resort in Japan will cost anywhere from $6 billion to $10 billion, two to three times more than it spent on building its brand new French-themed Parisian resort in Macau. MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM) says it, too, could spend $10 billion for a new casino in Japan, quadruple the cost of its MGM Cotai that’s scheduled to open later this year. Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) hasn’t put a price tag on it yet, though it spent over $4 billion to open the Palace in Macau last August, but CEO Steve Wynn says the opportunity is “thoroughly delicious.”

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Caesars isn’t the only company taking its gaming brands worldwide into non-gaming markets. MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM) has launched MGM Hospitality, a hotel development and management business that mirrors what Caesars is building in Dubai. The company’s first major property will be MGM- and Bellagio-branded hotels in Dubai in which MGM will advise on the building process and manage the hotels. Wasl Hospitality will be the owner of the property, which is expected to be completed in 2021.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Altura Mining Limited (ALTAF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The other producing lithium miners, and soon to be producers. I have discussed these previously in detail here, here and here. Needless to say, the top 3 producers are non-pure plays (SQM (NYSE:SQM), Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), and FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC)). The top pure play currently producing miners are Orocobre (ASX:ORE) (OTCPK:OROCF), Tianqi Lithium (SHE:002466), Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium, Galaxy Resources, Mineral Resources [ASX:MIN] (OTC:MALRF), and Neometals [ASX:NMT] (OTC:RRSSF). The near-term producers include Altura Mining [ASX:AJM] (OTCPK:ALTAF), Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) (OTC:PILBF), Kidman Resources (ASX:KDR), Critical Elements, Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) [TSX:NMX], Lithium Americas (OTCQX:LACDF) [TSX:LAC], Lithium X (OTCQX:LIXXF) (TSXV:LIX), Neo Lithium, and Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) [TSXV:BCN], Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [AAL], European Metals (OTCPK:MNTCF, ASX:EMH, AIM:EMH) and Pure Energy (OTCQB:PEMIF) [PE].

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The question now is more about speed of EV implementation. On the supply side, it has been great to see LAC, Pilbara Minerals (OTCPK:PILBF) and Altura Mining (OTCPK:ALTAF) get funding, but the continued issues with Albemarle’s (NYSE:ALB) LaNegra II expansion and Orocobre (OTCPK:OROCF) ramping up to Phase 1 capacity of 17,500 tonnes/year of lithium carbonate are further evidence that lithium projects take time and have considerable execution risk.