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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019

Whenever the stock market marches higher, it pushes the prices of many companies higher along with it. But as investors bid up good and bad businesses alike, that can make it hard to discern which companies are the best dividend stocks for long-term investors.

That’s especially true in the world of dividend stocks, where income-starved investors face great temptation to reach for high-dividend stocks that offer juicy yields.

Fortunately, Simply Safe Dividends identified the 10 best dividend growth stocks that investors can rely on for secure, fast-growing income.

These companies all have very healthy Dividend Safety Scores, which measure a firm’s most important financial metrics to gauge how likely it is to cut its dividend in the future.

Let’s take a look at 10 of the safest dividend stocks in the market. These dividend-paying companies generate excellent free cash flow, maintain safe payout ratios, are committed to rewarding shareholders with healthy dividend increases and have bright long-term outlooks.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Fidelity Southern Corporation(LION)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    RMB Capital Management LLC reduced its stake in Fidelity Southern Co. (NASDAQ:LION) by 10.9% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 684,220 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 83,927 shares during the period. RMB Capital Management LLC owned approximately 2.53% of Fidelity Southern worth $15,785,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Fidelity Southern Co. (NASDAQ:LION) by 6.7% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,680,359 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 105,499 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 0.06% of Fidelity Southern worth $38,766,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Anavex Life Sciences Corp.(AVXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Anavex Life Sciences earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.5362495493017 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Anavex Life Sciences (AVXL)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) and Icon (NASDAQ:ICLR) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Medpace (NASDAQ: MEDP) and Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL)’s share price shot up 4.8% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $4.35 and last traded at $3.93. 14,995 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 98% from the average session volume of 606,708 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.13.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News stories about Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Anavex Life Sciences earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.1730416635586 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sunoco Logistics Partners LP(SXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cedar Fair, L.P.(FUN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    FunFair (CURRENCY:FUN) traded up 3.3% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 0:00 AM ET on August 19th. FunFair has a market cap of $99.66 million and approximately $377,467.00 worth of FunFair was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One FunFair token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0199 or 0.00000306 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Livecoin, OKEx, ZB.COM and HitBTC. In the last seven days, FunFair has traded 9.1% higher against the dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN) reported second-quarter financial results on Aug. 1.

    The amusement park master limited partnership experienced weaker-than-expected attendance during its early summer season, prompting the company to warn that it may miss its full-year financial targets. 

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    In this episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods, Vincent Shen and Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline take a first pass at understanding what it takes to run a theme park with three of the biggest names in the industry — Six Flags (NYSE:SIX), Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN), and SeaWorld (NYSE:SEAS).

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN) reported first-quarter financial results on May 2. The amusement park master limited partnership is enjoying strong early-season sales, and management is confident that it will hit its annual distribution growth targets.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC(CQH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Gabelli Funds LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC (NYSEAMERICAN:CQH) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 18,263 shares of the energy company’s stock, valued at approximately $574,000.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    I wouldn’t personally buy Cheniere Energy — it has a complex corporate structure that includes not just Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. but also Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC (NYSE: CQH), where the only asset is an ownership stake in Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. Cheniere Energy is attempting to resolve this issue by acquiring Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings. Until that process is complete, however, that’s just too much corporate complexity for my taste.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC (NYSEAMERICAN:CQH) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $30.90.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: LNG) has agreed to acquire all publicly traded shares that it does not already own in Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC (NYSEAMERICAN: CQH) for $30.93 per share in Cheniere Energy stock. The transaction is expected to be tax-free to Cheniere Holdings shareholders. The proposed acquisition was first announced on May 17.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Pebblebrook Hotel Trust(PEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the thirteen research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.19.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Pebblebrook Hotel (PEB) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $206.07 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Keep Company Secrets Safe With a Strong Publishing Process (cmswire.com) Analysts Anticipate Pebblebrook Hotel (PEB) to Post $0.73 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Pebblebrook Hotel Forecasted to Earn Q2 2018 Earnings of $0.72 Per Share (PEB) (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently issued reports on PEB. Boenning Scattergood restated a “hold” rating on shares of Pebblebrook Hotel in a report on Monday, April 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Pebblebrook Hotel from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $40.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Robert W. Baird lifted their target price on Pebblebrook Hotel from $37.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. Finally, ValuEngine cut Pebblebrook Hotel from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Pebblebrook Hotel presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $36.61.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Improving business travel demand during the first quarter drove Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) to update its outlook earlier this month. Those travel trends turned out to be stronger than even its more optimistic expectations, helping the company to deliver results that were above the updated forecast. Because of that, the company is even more encouraged about what lies ahead in 2018.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Chemical Financial Corporation(CHFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Chemical Financial Co. (NASDAQ:CHFC) by 60.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 16,192 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,123 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Chemical Financial were worth $884,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chemical Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.6707430515367 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Summit State Bank(SSBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Summit State Bank (NASDAQ:SSBI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Saturday.

    Separately, TheStreet raised Summit State Bank from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc.(AMRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Rand Capital Corporation(RAND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now

The oil and gas industry has been a strange market lately. Even though the price of oil is up close to 40% over the past year, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLE), which is comprised largely of oil and gas companies, is up just 17%. While a 17% return is impressive in its own right, it is still well below the gains of crude oil. While it’s not a surefire sign that the industry is undervalued, it does suggest that those willing to sift through the industry could find some deals as oil hovers around $70 a barrel.

So we asked three of our Motley Fool contributors to each highlight a stock they see as a buy in the oil and gas industry right now. Here’s why they picked ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM), EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG), and Phillps 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP). 

XLE price change. Data source: YCharts.

Don’t overlook the long-term potential

Tyler Crowe (ExxonMobil): ExxonMobil has historically been one of the best in the oil business thanks to incredibly disciplined capital allocation. For decades, the market has assigned the company a premium to its peers because it has consistently produced higher rates of return. Recently, though, the company made a few decisions that have made investors question Exxon’s reputation. Its 2010 acquisition of XTO Energy was probably an overpay for mostly shale gas assets and its involvement in extremely expensive projects like Kashagan in Kazakhstan and Gorgon LNG in Australia have lowered return rates. 

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. (CBIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Catalyst Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:CBIO) rose 2.7% on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $10.75 and last traded at $10.54. Approximately 41,790 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 93% from the average daily volume of 568,965 shares. The stock had previously closed at $10.83.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    B. Riley lowered shares of Catalyst Biosciences (NASDAQ:CBIO) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research report released on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. They currently have $12.50 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, down from their prior price objective of $44.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    B. Riley set a $44.00 price target on Catalyst Biosciences (NASDAQ:CBIO) in a report published on Monday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Catalyst Biosciences’ Q1 2019 earnings at ($0.85) EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at ($0.91) EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at ($0.98) EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at ($1.13) EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Catalyst Biosciences (CBIO)

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street continued its downward streak on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling more than 100 points. Most major benchmarks fell more modestly, with a few actually poking into positive territory on the day. Trade-sensitive stocks were among the weakest as investors focused on uncertainty related to tariff disputes between the U.S. and China. But for some other companies, bad news of a different sort was responsible for the drops in their shares. Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB), Baytex Energy (NYSE:BTE), and Catalyst Biosciences (NASDAQ:CBIO) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    If you’re looking for biotech stock bargains, the scrap heap isn’t a bad place to start. Hardly a day goes by without a biotech meltdown somewhere, and clinical trial mishaps led to market clubbings for Anika Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ANIK) and Catalyst Biosciences (NASDAQ:CBIO) earlier this week.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: E*TRADE Financial Corporation(ETFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    E*TRADE Financial (NASDAQ:ETFC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    E-Trade (NASDAQ:ETFC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.09. E-Trade had a net margin of 28.40% and a return on equity of 11.64%. The firm had revenue of $708.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $686.31 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.48 earnings per share. E-Trade’s quarterly revenue was up 28.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that E-Trade will post 3.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    E*Trade Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: ETFC), which manages assets and charges clients via the classic per-trade commission structure, was up about 1.8% in the past week, as well as up the most of the group (up by 23%) so far in 2018.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund(FEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund (NYSEAMERICAN:FEN) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 48,349 shares, a growth of 530.7% from the September 14th total of 7,666 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 77,969 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.6 days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Frenkel Topping Group Plc (LON:FEN) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday after FinnCap lowered their price target on the stock from GBX 65 to GBX 45. FinnCap currently has a corporate rating on the stock. Frenkel Topping Group traded as low as GBX 35 ($0.47) and last traded at GBX 37 ($0.49), with a volume of 388157 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 46.80 ($0.62).

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: SPX FLOW, Inc.(FLOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd increased its position in shares of SPX Flow Inc (NYSE:FLOW) by 38.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 9,824 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 2,738 shares during the quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd’s holdings in SPX Flow were worth $483,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SPX Flow (NYSE:FLOW) and NIPPON Stl & SU/S (OTCMKTS:NSSMY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on SPX Flow (FLOW)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    FLOW stock traded up $0.73 on Wednesday, hitting $49.98. The company had a trading volume of 169,639 shares, compared to its average volume of 297,149. Flow International has a 12-month low of $31.10 and a 12-month high of $54.92.

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    About Flow International

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Flowgroup PLC (LON:FLOW) were up 5% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as GBX 0.01 ($0.00) and last traded at GBX 0.01 ($0.00). Approximately 27,087,413 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 20% from the average daily volume of 34,010,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 0.01 ($0.00).

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: ITT Corporation(ITT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wedge Capital Management L L P NC cut its holdings in shares of ITT Inc (NYSE:ITT) by 5.6% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 593,183 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after selling 35,351 shares during the quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC’s holdings in ITT were worth $31,006,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS purchased a new stake in shares of ITT Inc (NYSE:ITT) in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm purchased 23,591 shares of the conglomerate’s stock, valued at approximately $1,233,000.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    ITT Corp  (NYSE:ITT)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Internet of Things Inc (CVE:ITT) shares traded down 16.7% during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as C$0.03 and last traded at C$0.03. 274,696 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 101% from the average session volume of 136,706 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$0.03.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc.(AMRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019

Should I stay or should I go?

If you’ve been singing this 1981 tune by the English punk rock band The Clash to yourself since late September, you are not alone. 

In the fourth-quarter selloff last year, U.S. equities lost $4 trillion in combined market value. For those who had chosen to stay and not to go, a sharp market bounce has helped recover much of the losses: after the 17% rally off the December low, the S&P 500 has now returned to early January 2018 levels.

For the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, the decline was deeper, but the bounce was sharper. At its lowest levels of 2018, the Nasdaq was down 23% from its highs. Since its December lows, though, it has rallied some 19%. 

As a result, the Nasdaq is now higher by about 10% from its 2017 levels.

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Silicon Graphics International Corp(SGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Superior Gold (CVE:SGI) will be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, August 21st. Analysts expect Superior Gold to post earnings of C$0.05 per share for the quarter.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: GlaxoSmithKline PLC(GSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Around a year ago, the partners launched an eczema drug that’s already surpassed Praluent on the sales charts, and a possible expansion to asthma could send Dupixent sales through the roof. In studies supporting an application under review at the moment, Dupixent reduced severe attacks by up to 67% for some patients with uncontrolled asthma. It also led to lung function measurements that suggest it can compete with GlaxoSmithKline’s (NYSE:GSK) Nucula for a slice of a global market for asthma treatments expected to reach $56.5 billion by 2025.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $40.00.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Because Heplisav-B requires fewer doses and is reportedly more potent than GlaxoSmithKline’s (NYSE:GSK) market-leading Engerix-B, investors seem to have gotten the impression that the vaccine’s commercial launch would be smooth sailing right out of the gate. The unfortunate reality, though, is that this is Dynavax’s first commercial launch of any kind, and it takes time to build relationships with key opinion leaders, third-party payers, and physicians.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    If you haven’t looked at GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) and Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) in several years, you probably wouldn’t recognize them today. Eli Lilly recently spun off its animal health segment, and Glaxo’s merging its consumer health business with Pfizer’s (NYSE:PFE).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc.(AMRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Pacific Mercantile Bancorp(PMBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pacific Mercantile Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 47.2552381134184 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) and Hope Bancorp (NASDAQ:HOPE) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PNC Financial Services (NYSE: PNC) and Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

    Pzena Investment Management (NYSE:PZN) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: HD Supply Holdings, Inc.(HDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Starbuck’s Corp. (Nasdaq: SBUX) Executive Chair Howard Schultz announced he will depart the company. Many are speculating he will pursue a career in politics and potentially seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. Schultz had previously denied any speculation around a role in government; but his recent comments suggest that “public service” will be a part of his future plans. Gold prices dipped below $1,300 per ounce as markets continue to speculate on the likelihood of additional interest rate hikes in 2018. We believe this is solid buying opportunity for investors. The reason why gold is going to get a nice boost: ongoing trade tensions between the United States and the rest of the globe. Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth provides his insight on where gold prices are heading next and how you can make big gains in the weeks ahead.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AAPL, TWTR, SCGLF
    Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is on the verge of becoming the world’s first $1 trillion company. The stock pushed above $192.60 per share in pre-market hours after its first day at the Worldwide Developers Conference. During the event, the company unveiled its new mobile operating system, called iOS 12. The firm also unveiled a suite of tools designed to combat technology addiction. Shares of Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) jumped nearly 4% on news that the social media company is about to join the S&P 500. The company will join on Thursday morning and will replace agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON). The news comes as Monsanto is in the final steps of its merger with German chemical giant Bayer AG (Nasdaq: BAYRY). Shares of Societe Generale SA (ADR) (OTCMKTS: SCGLF) are in focus after the U.S. Justice Department announced the French investment bank will pay $1.3 billion to settle two ongoing legal headaches. The company bribed Libyan officials and manipulated LIBOR, a benchmark interest rate on which most financing is based. Legg Mason Inc. (NYSE: L

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Element Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in HD Supply Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:HDS) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 25,666 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $974,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of HD Supply Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:HDS) reached a new 52-week high and low on Tuesday after the company announced better than expected quarterly earnings. The stock traded as low as $43.98 and last traded at $43.06, with a volume of 458411 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $42.60.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rhumbline Advisers cut its stake in HD Supply Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:HDS) by 7.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 181,854 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 14,628 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.10% of HD Supply worth $7,800,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Alphatec Holdings, Inc.(ATEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Invivo Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NVIV) and Alphatec (NASDAQ:ATEC) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alphatec (NASDAQ:ATEC) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The medical technology company reported ($0.21) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.12) by ($0.09), Fidelity Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $22.04 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $22.06 million.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Retail Properties of America, Inc.(RPAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Retail Properties of America Inc. (NYSE: RPAI) investors receive a 5.7% yield. The stock was last seen trading at $11.45 a share. The 52-week range is $10.94 to $14.70, and the consensus price target is $15.44.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    Retail Properties of America Inc  (NYSE:RPAI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 13, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Monro Muffler Brake, Inc.(MNRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Monro (NASDAQ:MNRO) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Qudian Inc. (NYSE: QD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $214.58 million.
    Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE: CMCM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $180.34 million.
    LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: LX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $231.87 million.
    Monro, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNRO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $285.99 million.
    Ryanair Holdings plc (NASDAQ: RYAAY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.

     

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    Markets have been under pressure once again by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Inflation levels are going through the roof… but the people in charge of managing it have been lying to Americans for years. Now, it’s time to get even. Money Morning Liquidity Specialist Lee Adler has the perfect way to make a lot of money when no one is looking. Read it here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Monday
    Markets are cheering news that the supposed trade war between the United States and China is “on hold,” according to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Mnuchin and U.S. President Donald Trump’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, announced that both nations have reached an agreement, one that established a framework to help address ongoing trade imbalances between the two countries. The prices of crude oil is in focus after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won reelection over the weekend. The election featured a very low turnout and a very large outcry that the vote was rigged. Maduro has a 75% disapproval rating and has been the face of the OPEC member’s widespread mismanagement and economic collapse. Prior to the election, a member of the Trump administration said that the United States would not recognize the authenticity of the election. The United States is considering additional sanctions on Venezuela. Today is a major day for mergers and acquisition activity. Today, Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) announced plans to purchase U.S. hotel operator LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) for a whopping $3.7 billion. The deal comes at a time that the travel industry is experiencing one of the best periods in a decade. If you’re looking for a way to make money ahead of Memorial Day weekend, we show you how here.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: GOOGL, GE, MBFI, FITB
    Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) is under pressure this morning after a harsh piece aired last night on “60 Minutes.” The segment discussed the organization’s power and influence. It also featured inter

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Notable Earnings

    Munro, Inc (NASDAQ: MNRO) Q4 premarket
    FDA/Biotech
    Sesen Bio, Inc (NASDAQ: SESN) – formerly EBIO – to present Phase 3 data on VISTA trial of Vicinium at approximately 2pm ET
    Dova Pharmaceuticals, Inc (NASDAQ: DOVA) PDUFA date for Avatrombopag NDA

    Investor Events

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Monro, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNRO)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Prepared Remarks:

    Maureen Mulholland — Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Avenue Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATXI) rose 29.4 percent to $5.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that its first pivotal Phase 3 trial of IV tramadol achieved the primary and key secondary endpoints.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 16.8 percent to $51.00 in pre-market trading. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) rose 9.3 percent to $5.40 in pre-market trading after falling 28.92 percent on Friday.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares rose 9 percent to $29.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.26 percent on Friday.
    Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETH) rose 6.7 percent to $26.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.64 percent on Friday.
    Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN) rose 5.4 percent to $3.90 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.06 percent on Friday.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) rose 5.2 percent to $34.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.38 percent on Friday.
    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE: WAB) rose 5.1 percent to $100 in pre-market trading. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) agreed to merge its transportation unit with Wabtec.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) shares rose 4.7 percent to $11.50 in pre-market trading.
    Nasdaq, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) shares rose 4.3 percent to $93.98 in the pre-market trading session.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares rose 4.2 percent to $33.25 in pre-market trading. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Monro, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNRO) shares rose 4 percent to $58.35 in pre-market trading as the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings and disclosed that it has acquired Free Service Tire.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 3.7 percent to $19.75 in pre-market trading after falling 4.80 percent on Friday.

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Resonant Inc.(RESN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares jumped 56.69 percent to close at $1.27 on Wednesday on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 26.84 percent to close at $37.10. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) climbed 25.56 percent to close at $10.61.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) gained 24.7 percent to close at $9.75 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) shares climbed 19.24 percent to close at $4.71.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 18.73 percent to close at $18.64.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 18.28 percent to close at $5.89. Genprex expanded its operations to Cambridge, Mass.
    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) rose 13.92 percent to close at $2.70 following Q1 results.
    Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY) shares surged 13.57 percent to close at $23.85 after reporting Q1 results.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) shares rose 12.5 percent to close at $4.14 on Wednesday.
    USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) jumped 11.24 percent to close at $106.85 following Q1 results.
    SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) rose 11.16 percent to close at $16.24 after the company reported Q4 results and agreed to sell and leaseback eight distribution centers for an aggregate purchase price of $483 million.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares gained 10.74 percent to close at $15.36 following Q3 results.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) rose 9.15 percent to close at $46.28 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares climbed 8.49 percent to close at $64.18 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) gained 8.2 percent to close at $107.94 af
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Resonant Inc (NASDAQ:RESN) CFO Jeffrey A. Killian sold 5,870 shares of Resonant stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.69, for a total value of $21,660.30. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 80,307 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $296,332.83. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Guess?, Inc.(GES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: CRM, GOOGL, DKS
    Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) will report earnings after the bell. The cloud computing giant is expected to report earnings per share of $0.47 on top of $3.23 billion in revenue. With strong cloud-computing demand from businesses, expect a lot of anticipation around the company’s third-quarter forecast and full-year outlook. Investors will also be looking for an update on the impact of its acquisition of MuleSoft, the largest deal in Salesforce history. The White House is pressuring Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) after President Trump accused the team behind the Google search engine of selective bias. Trump believes that Google has been hiding positive news about him, but he failed to provide any evidence to his claims. Trump’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, said the White House is “having a look” at Google, but didn’t provide any details on the plan. Shares of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) are on the move thanks to a big upgrade from Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS). Analysts at the investment bank hiked their price target for AMZN stock to $2,500 per share. That figure would push the e-commerce giant’s market capitalization to a whopping $1.2 trillion. This is the highest price target among the 41 analysts covering the stock, according to data from FactSet. Look for additional earnings reports from Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. (NYSE: DKS), American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO), PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH), Guess? Inc. (NYSE: GES), Express Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPR), and Tilly’s Inc. (Nasdaq: TLYS).

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Turnarounds are always difficult, because no investor wants to wait forever for a recovery. Guess? (NYSE:GES) has dealt with the normal ups and downs of its market as well as some unusual situations affecting its reputation, and that’s made some people think twice about counting on the jeans maker’s attempts to mount a full turnaround.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Several apparel retailers recently disproved the bears, who believed that sluggish mall traffic, e-tailers, and fast fashion players would bury older clothing stores. That list of winners includes Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF), Guess (NYSE:GES), and Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL), which rallied 81%, 116%, and 106%, respectively, over the past 12 months.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street had a down day on Thursday, with the trade-sensitive industrial side of the market seeing the largest declines on news that the U.S. and Canada had imposed a set of matching tariffs on each other. The Dow lost more than 200 points, but declines were somewhat less extensive on a percentage basis for other parts of the market. Crude oil prices also moved lower, and the general sense among investors was one of uncertainty about how these initial disputes would evolve over time. Moreover, some bad news from key sectors of the economy weighed on individual stocks. Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR), Guess? (NYSE:GES), and Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) 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 Garrett Baldwin]

    On Tuesday, the Trump administration said it would press ahead with 25% tariffs on roughly $50 billion in Chinese goods. As U.S. Trade Secretary Wilbur Ross prepares to head to Beijing to discuss trade this week, the Trump administration is demanding that China address ongoing theft of U.S. intellectual property.
    Ahead of Friday’s jobs report, Automatic Data Processing (NYSE: ADP) reported that private jobs increased by 178,000 during May. That figure was actually 12,000 behind what the markets were anticipating. Job growth appears to be slowing down as the firm also revised its jobs figure for April downward, from 204,000 new positions to 163,000.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: KORS, HP, KMI
    Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KORS) stock was off 3.2% in pre-market hours after the company reported earnings before the bell. The luxury retailer reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.63, a figure that topped Wall Street expectations of $0.60. The firm also beat revenue expectations and reported an increase in same-store sales. However, the firm’s earnings forecast for the year ahead came in lower than expectations, a factor that pushed its stock lower on Wednesday morning.
    Shares of HP Inc. (NYSE: HP) were up slightly after the company raised its full-year outlook and topped Wall Street earnings expectations on Tuesday. The company cited stronger demand in desktops and notebooks for its financial performance. The firm matched EPS expectations of $0.48. However, revenue came in at $14.0 billion, a figure that easily beat forecasts of $13.59.
    The Canadian government announced plans to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (NYSE: KML) for $3.5 billion. The Canadian government said that the deal was the only way to ensure that the long-awaited project could proceed. The pipeline runs from the Alberta oil sands to a port all the way in British Columbia along the Pacific Ocean. The pipeline is designed to give Canadian crude grea

Top 5 Stocks To Own For 2018

Shares of Sintex Industries rose 15 percent in the early trade on Wednesday on robust numbers declared by the company in the quarter ended March 2018.

The company has posted 16 percent jump in its Q4 (Jan-March) net profit to Rs 57.42 crore against Rs 49.54 crore in the same quarter last year.

Revenue of the company slipped by 6 percent at Rs 617.27 crore versus Rs 661.40 crore.

The company’s board of directors has recommended a dividend at 10 percent i.e. Rs. 0.10 per equity share of Re 1 each of the company for the Year ended on March 31, 2018 subject to approval of the Members in the ensuing annual general meeting.

At 09:55 hrs Sintex Industries was quoting at Rs 18.75, up Rs 1.85, or 10.95 percent on the BSE.

Top 5 Stocks To Own For 2018: A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc.(AMRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

Top 5 Stocks To Own For 2018: Barnes & Noble, Inc.(BKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    My colleague Dan Kline believes there’s also an opportunity for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) to gain share in this space. Best known for books, it has also long been a retailer of specialty toys and games, and opening up its shelves to more mass-market toys could give it a wedge into the industry.Certainly this is a possibility, but like Walmart, Target, and other retailers, Barnes & Noble has no special knowledge or expertise in the space to allow it to make a grand entrance. It’s just not a market it knows well, which means that another type of retailer that could make a pronounced move in the space faces the same kinds of hurdles.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) traded down nearly 17% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $5.40 after closing Thursday at $6.50. The 52-week high is $11.80. Volume was about 5.4 million, more than 4 times the daily average of around 1.3 million shares. The company revealed that same-store sales tumbled 6.4% in November and December.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) has been the markets punching bag over the past couple of years, and things dont seem to be changing anytime soon. The bookstore released its most recent quarterly results before the markets opened on Thursday, and this was met with investor trepidation.

Top 5 Stocks To Own For 2018: American Electric Power Company, Inc.(AEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    On the surface, American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) is a pretty simple business to understand — it generates and distributes electricity. But when you dig under the surface a little, you start to see that its business has changed materially in recent years. More important, AEP is now positioned to take advantage of industry shifts taking place in the power sector. Here’s how AEP makes most of its money and why its prospects for slow and steady growth are so strong.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stephens Inc. AR decreased its position in American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) by 10.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 38,738 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 4,742 shares during the quarter. Stephens Inc. AR’s holdings in American Electric Power were worth $2,657,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Consolidated Edison (ED) , American Electric Power (AEP) and Clorox (CLX) .

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    In an “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer checked in with Nick Akins, chairman, president and CEO of American Electric Power (AEP) , the utility that just posted a two-cents-a-share earnings miss, but reiterated their full-year guidance. Shares of American Electric Power are down 5.1% for the year but yield 3.6%.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE: AEP) shares were recently up 2.5% at $64.93, with a 52-week range of $62.69 to $78.07 and a consensus price target of $74.00.

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    In his second “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer checked in with Nick Akins, chairman, president and CEO of American Electric Power (AEP) , the utility that just posted a two-cents-a-share earnings miss, but reiterated their full-year guidance. Shares of American Electric Power are down 5.1% for the year but yield 3.6%.

Top 5 Stocks To Own For 2018: Eli Lilly and Company(LLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    In addition to reports from T and VZ, these are some of the other major companies reporting earnings this week:

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) report before market open on Tuesday, Apr. 24
    Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) reports before the open on Wednesday, Apr. 25
    Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) reports before the open Wednesday, Apr. 25 and Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reports after the close the same day
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) reports after market close Wednesday, Apr. 25 and General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) reports before the open Thursday, Apr. 26
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) all report after market close Thursday, Apr. 26
    Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) report before the open Friday, Apr. 27

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares shot up 67 percent to $49.805 after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.

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    Cramer and the AAP team weigh in on Eli Lilly’s (LLY) deal to buy ARMO BioSciences (ARMO) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Earnings season continues this week with reports from Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA). CAT and LLY both report before market open on Tuesday, Apr. 24. BA is scheduled to report before the open on Wednesday, Apr. 25.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) released its most recent quarterly earnings report before the markets opened on Tuesday, the company said that it had $1.34 in earnings per share (EPS) on $5.7 billion in revenue. The consensus estimates had called for $1.14 in EPS on revenue of $5.49 billion. In the same period of last year, the drugmaker said it had EPS of $0.98 and $5.23 billion in revenue.

Top 5 Stocks To Own For 2018: LKQ Corporation(LKQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ) was down, falling around 16 percent to $31.49 following weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings.

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) has found itself an extremely profitable niche in the auto parts and accessories business. By concentrating largely on the specialty and alternative market, LKQ aims to capture higher-margin business that many other parts manufacturers choose not to pursue. That’s generally been a winning formula for the company over the long run.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was LKQ Corp. (NASDAQ: LKQ) which traded down about 19% at $30.43. The stocks 52-week range is $29.60 to $43.86. Volume was 15 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.8 million.

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ), a global distributor of automotive replacement parts, components, and systems with operations in North America, Europe, and Taiwan, are down 17% as of 11:45 a.m. EDT after the company posted a worse-than-expected first quarter thanks to rising costs.