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Best Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Access National Corporation(ANCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Community First Bancshares (NASDAQ:CFBI) and Access National (NASDAQ:ANCX) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Access National Co. (NASDAQ:ANCX) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have assigned 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 $32.50.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Capstead Mortgage Corporation(CMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Capstead Mortgage (NYSE:CMO) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc.(SMBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The brokerage issued a market perform rating on the savings and loans company’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ: SMBC) and Heritage Financial (NASDAQ:HFWA) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Kona Grill Inc.(KONA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News stories about Kona Grill (NASDAQ:KONA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kona Grill earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 47.6558176409177 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Kona Grill (NASDAQ: KONA) and Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) jumped 43.3 percent to $0.5447 after the micro-cap specialty diagnostics company reported preliminary first-quarter results. The company said its first quarter revenue rose 286 percent from the same quarter a year ago to $712,000.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) gained 34.5 percent to $4.52 after the company announced it would proceed with Phase 3 development of GR-MD-02 for NASH Cirrhosis following the FDA meeting.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) shares rose 21.9 percent to $8.1063.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16 percent to $15.65.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares jumped 15.5 percent to $3.6263 after the company disclosed that its application for Medicare codes received favorable preliminary decision.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) rose 13.7 percent to $10.12.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 13.7 percent to $4.6743.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares gained 12.2 percent to $35.34 as optical sector is seeing strength following President Trump's announcement that he would work with China related to ZTE Corp.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) shares rose 11.3 percent to $35.17. Jefferies upgraded Tailored Brands from Hold to Buy.
    Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA) jumped 10.6 percent to $2.875.
    Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNHC) shares rose 10.6 percent to $20.29. Raymond James upgraded Federated National Holding from Outperform to Strong Buy.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.15. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) shares climbed 10.1 percent to $3.16. Stein Mart is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 23.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 9.7 percent to $108.60 after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restar

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated(HBAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Yesterday Trading Recap Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN) Stock Price trades 4.85% (nasdaqchronicle.com) Huntington Bank Reports Increased Loan Production In SBA Fiscal Q2 2018 (finance.yahoo.com) Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NasdaqGS:HBAN) Boasting an ROIC Quality Score of -5.502819 (colbypost.com) Investor’s Alert (Earnings Per Share) – Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) (thestockgem.com) $1.13 Billion in Sales Expected for Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)

    Huntington Bancshares opened at $15.69 on Friday, according to MarketBeat. The firm has a market cap of $17.14 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.01, a P/E/G ratio of 1.08 and a beta of 1.32. The company has a current ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85. Huntington Bancshares has a 52-week low of $12.14 and a 52-week high of $16.60.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN) by 33.7% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 196,941 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 49,653 shares during the quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Huntington Bancshares were worth $2,972,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This smaller cap bank could be an outstanding addition for more aggressive portfolios. Huntington Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: HBAN) operates as a holding company for the Huntington National Bank, which provides commercial, small business, consumer and mortgage banking services.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Wednesday morning.

    HBAN has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Huntington Bancshares from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Nomura reduced their price target on Huntington Bancshares from $18.00 to $17.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $17.00 price target on Huntington Bancshares and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. UBS Group began coverage on Huntington Bancshares in a research report on Wednesday, March 21st. They issued a buy rating and a $20.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Hilliard Lyons upgraded Huntington Bancshares from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $17.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $16.98.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado lessened its stake in shares of Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN) by 4.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 197,768 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 10,068 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in Huntington Bancshares were worth $2,986,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Iteris, Inc.(ITI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    iTicoin (CURRENCY:ITI) traded flat against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 19:00 PM ET on March 8th. iTicoin has a market capitalization of $50,828.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of iTicoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One iTicoin coin can now be purchased for about $1.59 or 0.00043403 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia and BTC-Alpha. During the last seven days, iTicoin has traded flat against the dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    B. Riley set a $9.00 price target on Iteris (NASDAQ:ITI) in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the technology company’s stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Iteris’ Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.04) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($0.08) EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at ($0.02) EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at ($0.05) EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at ($0.01) EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at ($0.04) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($0.11) EPS, FY2020 earnings at $0.16 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $0.52 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 75.31 percent to close at $9.94 after reporting Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 40.62 percent to close at $4.50 on Tuesday after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) gained 34.39 percent to close at $3.40.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) gained 32.74 percent to close at $1.50 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) surged 31.15 percent to close at $8.00 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) rose 21.07 percent to close at $11.09. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 20.23 percent to close at $10.58.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) shares gained 17.62 percent to close at $17.82.
    Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: APVO) rose 17.1 percent to close at $5.82.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) shares jumped 16.23 percent to close at $4.87 following Q1 earnings.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 16.04 percent to close at $3.69.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) climbed 15.99 percent to close at $7.98 following Q1 results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.93 percent to close at $3.42.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) gained 15.59 percent to close at $0.5532 following Q1 results.
    Sophiris Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPHS) gained 13.92 percent to close at $3.52 on Tuesday following Q1 results.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) jumped 13.4 percent to close at $2.37.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) shares surged 13.05 percent to close

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now

Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE:TNK) fell 9.6% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $1.00 and last traded at $1.03. 2,423,924 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 95% from the average session volume of 1,242,050 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.14.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on TNK. Jefferies Financial Group started coverage on shares of Teekay Tankers in a research note on Monday, October 1st. They issued a “hold” rating and a $1.00 price objective on the stock. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Teekay Tankers in a research note on Thursday, August 23rd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Teekay Tankers from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Teekay Tankers from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 28th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on shares of Teekay Tankers from $1.10 to $1.30 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 13th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $1.52.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.(CHRW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CryoPort (NASDAQ: CYRX) and C. H. Robinson (NASDAQ:CHRW) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. lifted its stake in C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:CHRW) by 12.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 41,046 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,507 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in C.H. Robinson Worldwide were worth $3,434,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Jack Henry & Associates Inc.(JKHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Great Lakes Advisors LLC lowered its position in shares of Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ:JKHY) by 7.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 6,342 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 524 shares during the quarter. Great Lakes Advisors LLC’s holdings in Jack Henry & Associates were worth $767,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec increased its holdings in Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) by 148.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 7,200 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,300 shares during the period. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec’s holdings in Jack Henry & Associates were worth $871,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Stifel Financial Corp increased its position in Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) by 12.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 61,616 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,990 shares during the period. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in Jack Henry & Associates were worth $7,436,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. lifted its stake in Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) by 12.9% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 37,261 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,244 shares during the quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Jack Henry & Associates were worth $4,507,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA lifted its stake in shares of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) by 227.6% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 100,518 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 69,837 shares during the quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Jack Henry & Associates were worth $13,104,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Access National Corporation(ANCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Access National Co. (NASDAQ:ANCX) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have assigned 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 $32.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Access National Co. (NASDAQ:ANCX) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the eight ratings firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $31.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Access National Co. (NASDAQ:ANCX) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eight brokerages that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $30.50.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: S&P GSCI(GD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    General Dynamics Co. (NYSE:GD) insider S. Daniel Johnson sold 77,810 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, September 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $199.85, for a total value of $15,550,328.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 99,333 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $19,851,700.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Shares of defense titans Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), and Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) all underperformed the S&P 500 in the 12 months leading up to when the Budget Control Act was signed in August 2011, a period when the tension between different congressional factions intensified, with shares of individual companies dropping between 7% and 13% during the first two weeks of August alone.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company, like other major defense prime contractors, had a very solid year and is also on the Merrill Lynch US 1 list. General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD) is engaged in business aviation, land and expeditionary combat vehicles and systems, armaments, munitions, shipbuilding and marine systems, and information systems and technologies.

  • [By ]

    In addition to increasing the dividend, Action Alerts PLUS holding Raytheon announced in late March that under the Department of Defense’s DARPA program, it was developing technology that could control swarms of both air-based, and ground-based drone vehicles that might be launched using a “drag and drop” visual interface. My price target: $245.

    General Dynamics (GD)

    This is one firm where we have already seen cash flows and margins improving. GD is also another defense name that increased their dividend in March. Think the Navy gets some love in the 2018 federal budget that earmarked $654 billion for the Pentagon? Me too. Know who runs the Virginia class submarine program? General Dynamics. In fact, the Navy just awarded a $696 million modification to that program for 2019.

  • [By ]

    Cramer and Moreno also looked at General Dynamics (GD) which peaked in early March, before starting a downtrend until Tuesday. Last week, General Dynamics fell to the lower end of its channel, but then it bounced right to the high end, and Wednesday it firmly broke out above the high end of this channel. The stochastic oscillator, which is a powerful momentum indicator is making a bullish crossover, and based on today’s move, Moreno thinks General Dynamics can return to its old highs at $230.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Regal Entertainment Group(RGC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    In December, UK based Cineworld Group Plc also agreed to buy larger U.S. peer Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) for $3.6 billion in cash in a deal to create the world’s second largest movie theatre operator after AMC Entertainment Holdings. The combined entity is expected to be better able to compete AMC.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Laredo Petroleum, Inc.(LPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI) – Piper Jaffray Companies decreased their Q4 2019 earnings per share estimates for Laredo Petroleum in a report released on Wednesday, February 13th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst K. Harrison now forecasts that the oil and gas producer will post earnings per share of $0.11 for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.12. Piper Jaffray Companies has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Laredo Petroleum’s Q3 2020 earnings at $0.03 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Laredo Petroleum Inc (LPI) Reduced by Analyst (americanbankingnews.com) Laredo Working to Restart Permian Production Shuttered Following Tank Fire (naturalgasintel.com) OPEC Losing Control After Libya Outages (finance.yahoo.com) Laredo Petroleum reaffirms FY 2018 production view after storage tank fire (seekingalpha.com) Laredo Petroleum (LPI) Provides Update on Fire Reported at Tank Battery in Glasscock County, Texas (streetinsider.com)

    LPI stock traded down $0.15 during trading on Thursday, reaching $9.37. 204,560 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,884,005. Laredo Petroleum has a twelve month low of $7.41 and a twelve month high of $13.46. The company has a market cap of $2.24 billion, a PE ratio of 15.62, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.79 and a beta of 1.16. The company has a quick ratio of 0.77, a current ratio of 0.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI) dropped 5.9% on Monday . The stock traded as low as $7.95 and last traded at $7.96. Approximately 3,201,738 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 16% from the average daily volume of 3,808,352 shares. The stock had previously closed at $8.46.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Globe Specialty Metals Inc.(GSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of London-based silicon metal maker Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ:GSM) are hopping this morning, up 17% as of 12:20 p.m. EDT. But why?

    Although it’s currently earnings season, it’s not “earnings” news that’s moving Ferroglobe shares — or not exactly. Although Ferroglobe put out a press release on the subject of earnings this morning, it was only to say that second-quarter 2018 earnings will be released a week from now, on the morning of Aug. 22, 2018.

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

     

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of London-based silicon metal maker Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ:GSM) closed 11% higher on Friday after jumping as much as 17% the day before. And this time, there may even be a reason for the rise.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: MPLX LP(MPLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Matthew Frankel, CFP, and Neha Chamaria]

    So we asked three of our Motley Fool contributors to each highlight a dividend stock they see as a great investment today, and added the extra twist of requiring the stock to have a yield higher than 5%. Here’s why they picked pipeline company MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX), healthcare real estate investment trust HCP Inc. (NYSE:HCP), and asset manager Brookfield Property Partners (NASDAQ:BPY).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    MPLX (NYSE:MPLX) currently expects to increase its 7.1%-yielding distribution by 10% this year. Furthermore, the MLP has $2.2 billion of expansion projects underway, which should fuel it to keep growing the payout in the future. However, an interesting catalyst developed earlier in the year when MPLX’s parent company, refining giant Marathon Petroleum, agreed to buy fellow refiner Andeavor. What makes that deal interesting to MPLX is that Andeavor owns several midstream assets as well as a stake in MLP Andeavor Logistics. It seems highly likely that Marathon will eventually sell those midstream assets to MPLX as well as merge the two MLPs. Those transactions have the potential to move the needle for MPLX, which is what makes it a compelling company to watch.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That’s why those who like dividends will undoubtedly love what Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD), Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP), and MPLX (NYSE:MPLX) have to offer. Not only does this trio of energy midstream master limited partnerships (MLPs) pay well-above-average dividends that currently have yields of between 5.6% and 7.2%, but they have consistently increased their payment rate each quarter. With those payouts on rock-solid ground and more growth in the forecast, this trio of MLPs is perfect for dividend fans.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Raymond James & Associates lifted its stake in Mplx Lp (NYSE:MPLX) by 8.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 509,135 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after buying an additional 37,740 shares during the quarter. Raymond James & Associates owned about 0.06% of Mplx worth $17,382,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Mplx (MPLX)

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Chuy's Holdings, Inc.(CHUY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Chuy’s (NASDAQ:CHUY) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Industries run into hot and cold spells, but the best companies find ways to navigate through the tough times and come out stronger than ever. For Tex-Mex restaurant chain Chuy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:CHUY), its expansion beyond its home market in the capital of the Lone Star State into new locations across the nation has been exciting. It’s also come with plenty of challenges, though, and shareholders in Chuy’s have had to endure rising competition and operational headwinds as the company tries to establish itself as a national player within a crowded space.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Chuy’s (NASDAQ:CHUY) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chuy’s earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.3414123476192 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Chuy’s (NASDAQ:CHUY) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Thursday morning.

    A number of other equities analysts also recently commented on CHUY. Telsey Advisory Group reissued a market perform rating and set a $29.00 price objective (up from $23.00) on shares of Chuy’s in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. BidaskClub raised Chuy’s from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Chuy’s from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. Wedbush reissued a hold rating and set a $25.00 price objective on shares of Chuy’s in a research report on Friday, March 9th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a hold rating and set a $27.00 price objective (down from $30.00) on shares of Chuy’s in a research report on Friday, March 9th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $27.22.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Arcos Dorados (NYSE: ARCO) and Chuy’s (NASDAQ:CHUY) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    As an investor, it’s always hard when a company you love doesn’t see things go its way. I ate at Tex-Mex chain Chuy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:CHUY) original Austin locations hundreds of times during my time in Texas’ capital city, and eating at not one but two of its Houston-area restaurants on a recent trip to my hometown was a highlight of my time there. Yet despite my own contributions toward boosting Chuy’s sales performance, the company’s broader fortunes have remained mixed, and a brutally competitive restaurant industry has made it hard for Chuy’s to keep itself moving forward despite its ambitious expansion efforts.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: TFS Financial Corporation(TFSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TFS Financial (NASDAQ:TFSL) and PDL Community Bancorp (NASDAQ:PDLB) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ: HTBI) and TFS Financial (NASDAQ:TFSL) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: “TFS Financial Co. (TFSL) Shares Bought by Kovack Advisors Inc.” was reported by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are reading this piece on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US & international trademark and copyright laws. The original version of this piece can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4151967/tfs-financial-co-tfsl-shares-bought-by-kovack-advisors-inc.html.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TFS Financial (TFSL)

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Hot Small Cap Stocks To Watch For 2018

Last week, small cap food sciences stockLexaria Bioscience Corp (OTCQB: LXRP)announced a deal with Hempco Food and Fiber (OTCMKTS: HMPPF; TSXV: HEMP) that will take hemp foods to the next level. First of all, hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown for the industrial uses of its derived products as the plant material can be refined into justabout anything,including paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food and animal feed:

Hempco itself would be a pioneer in hemp protein powders and an innovator in manufacturing and global distribution of hemp based foods with wide applications.The Companyrecently launched its PlanetHemp brand of hemp seed nut, hemp seed oil and hemp seed protein powder snacks in Canada and the UK to approximately 800 stores in North America as well as Europe and Asia.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Watch For 2018: World Energy Solutions Inc(DE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results Friday. The consensus forecast calls for $1.19 in EPS and $6.42 billion in revenue. Shares ended the week at $154.93. The consensus price target is $171.15, and the 52-week range is $106.72 to $171.96.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    But much of that response may simply have been reflexive the so-called knee-jerk reaction to anything that threatens to raise prices. Companies that consume a lot of steel, like Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE), have not commented yet.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Earnings season is slowing down, but there’s still a few companies left to report. On Friday, we’ll get a look at the state of agriculture with Deere & Company (NYSE: DE).  And if you have time, make sure to check out today’s market update to see what else is happening.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    On Wednesday, Deere & Company (DE) reports earnings, and Cramer said the company’s numbers just don’t justify the stock’s big move to the upside.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    I wrote bullishly about Deere (DE) back in December, and since then the stock has done…not much, gaining 4.8% to the S&P 500′s 4.1% rise. So I’ve tried to stay on top of the stock, both the bullish calls and the bearish ones–and today, I have another bear to add to the list. That would be JPMorgan’s Ann Duignan, who reiterated her Underweight rating on Deere today, as well as CNH Industrial (CNHI) and Agco (AGCO). She explains why:

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    NA retail sales of high HP tractors and combines have already fallen 48% and 58% from peak (2013), respectively; but demand only dipped below trend in 2015 after ~7 years above trend. More used equipment is being taken to auction, a positive in the long-run as dealer but a potential negative for residual values in the near term. In Europe, the European Commission expects total agricultural income to decline considerably in real terms over the next decade (-14%), mainly due to fairly low agricultural prices and increasing costs. Demand in SA is likely to remain volatile, though at least planted area continues to grow; a positive for equipment in the long term. Overall, we remain bearish on agriculture equipment names given current valuations and growing fundamental risks; we maintain our UW ratings on Deere,CNH Industrial and AGCO.

    Still, the technical set up on Deere, a key component of my argument, continues to look good–real good. Strategas Research Partners’ Chris Verrone explains:

    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.

    And here’s the chart of Deere to prove it:

    Strategas Research Partners

    So, will the technicals catch up with the fundamentals, or will the fundamentals catch up to the tech

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    The Good

    The market remains resistant (Rs over Ss and Ns). Brokerages, banks and insurance companies continue their league-leading strength. The Russell 2000 Index is up for the 15th consecutive day. Retail extends yesterday’s strength. Nordstrom (JWN) , Macy’s (M) , Best Buy (BBY) , Target (TGT) , Walmart (WMT) , Foot Locker (FL) and JCPenney (JCP) are strong. First day down for Amazon (AMZN) . Agricultural commodities are lackluster, but soybeans are up another up $0.05 today, up substantially for three days in a row. Speculative biotech (Sage (SAGE) , FibroGen (FGEN) , Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) and Aerie Pharmaceuticals  (AERI) ) stronger after recent weakness. Ag equipment up big time after the Deere (DE) beat.

    The Bad

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Watch For 2018: Access National Corporation(ANCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, ourunder the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedshorting small cap Northern Virginia based bank holding stock Access National Corporation (NASDAQ: ANCX):

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Watch For 2018: Oritani Financial Corp.(ORIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Oritani Financial (ORIT)

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Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now

One of the richest men in China has made a big bet on an icon of Europe’s automotive industry.

Li Shufu, the billionaire chairman of Chinese car maker Geely (GELYF), invested about $9 billion buying a stake of almost 10% in Daimler (DDAIF), making him the biggest single shareholder in the owner of Mercedes Benz.

Li, who’s estimated to be worth around $18 billion, has said he’s not interested in a takeover of Daimler. It’s unclear exactly what he’s after with such a big investment, but he dropped a big hint that the German company’s engineering is central to his vision.

“In order to succeed and seize the technology highland, one has to have friends, partners, and alliances and adapt a new way of thinking in terms of sharing and united strength,” Li said in a statement over the weekend.

Some analysts suggest Li wants to get his hands on Daimler’s clean energy technology. That could help boost Geely’s competitive position in China’s market for electric vehicles, which is already the world’s biggest.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Access National Corporation(ANCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, ourunder the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedshorting small cap Northern Virginia based bank holding stock Access National Corporation (NASDAQ: ANCX):

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation(COG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: COG) is rated as a Hold with a new price target of $24. The EPS estimate has been cut from $0.60 to $0.47 for 2017, and the 2018 estimate has been increased from $0.70 to $1.19. Shares closed at $22.36 on Friday in a 52-week range of $19.77 to $25.74. The consensus 12-month price target is $28.72.

  • [By David Sterman]

    Take Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG(link is external)) as an example. As I noted earlier this month(link is external), Cabot’s current drilling plans are expected to lead to a big spike in output over the next few years. The company’s executives decided to plow ahead with development plans, even as rivals were retrenching. The fact that natural gas prices have risen more than 10% in the past three weeks simply underscores the wisdom of that strategy, and could lead to rising sales and profit estimates. 

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hostess Brands, Inc. (TWNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    There was an IPO of sorts last week when Gores Holdings II raised $375 million with an offer of 37.5 million units at $10 per unit. The shares are listed on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol GSHTU. Gores Holdings I acquired Hostess Brands last year and completed an IPO in December for Hostess Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: TWNK).