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Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2021

Criteo (NASDAQ:CRTO) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on CRTO. Vertical Group cut Criteo from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 14th. Raymond James raised Criteo from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, June 25th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Citigroup raised their price target on Criteo from $31.00 to $38.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, July 9th. Pivotal Research started coverage on Criteo in a report on Monday, July 9th. They set a “buy” rating and a $48.00 price target for the company. Finally, ValuEngine raised Criteo from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $39.89.

Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2021: Bank of South Carolina Corp.(BKSC)

Bank of South Carolina Corporation operates as the holding company for The Bank of South Carolina that provides commercial banking products and services to individuals, and small and medium-sized businesses in South Carolina. The company accepts a range of deposit products, which include checking accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, and other time deposits, such as daily money market accounts and longer-term certificates of deposit. It also offers various commercial loans, including secured and unsecured loans for working capital, business expansion, and purchasing machinery and equipment; mortgage loans; industrial loans; real estate loans; loans to individuals for household, family, and other personal expenditures; and other loans, including overdrafts. In addition, the company provides Internet banking services, including online bill pay and remote deposit capture; credit cards; check card services; and saf e deposit boxes, letters of credit, travelers checks, direct deposit of payroll, social security and dividend payments, and automatic payment of insurance premiums and mortgage loans. Further, it offers a courier service and ACH origination service as part of its deposit services for commercial customers; and a portfolio of wealth management/trust, investment, and retirement services. The company has four banking house locations in Charleston, Summerville, and Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. It serves customers in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about Bank of SC (NASDAQ:BKSC) has been trending neutral on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Bank of SC earned a media sentiment score of 0.45 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media coverage about the bank an news buzz score of 2 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2021: Provident Financial Holdings, Inc.(PROV)

Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. operates as the holding company for Provident Savings Bank, F.S.B. that provides community and mortgage banking services to consumers and small to mid-sized businesses in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. Its deposit products include checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and time deposits; and loan portfolio comprises single-family, multi-family, commercial real estate, construction, commercial business, consumer, and other real estate loans. The company also originates, purchases, and sells single-family mortgage loans, including second mortgages and equity lines of credit. In addition, it provides investment and trustee services for real estate transactions. The company operates through 14 full-service banking offices in Riverside County and 1 full-service banking office in San Bernardino County. Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Riverside, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) and TRINITY BK N A/SH (OTCMKTS:TYBT) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    E*TRADE Financial (NASDAQ: ETFC) and Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Provident Financial earned a daily sentiment score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9215692366566 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2021: PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust(PMT)

PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust is based in the United States.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $18.60 and last traded at $18.62, with a volume of 19306 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) – Equities researchers at Wedbush lifted their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Pennymac Mortgage Investment in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 10th. Wedbush analyst J. Weaver now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $0.36 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.34. Wedbush also issued estimates for Pennymac Mortgage Investment’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.52 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.74 EPS.

Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2021: Towne Bank(TOWN)

TowneBank, through its subsidiaries, provides retail and commercial banking services for individuals, and small and medium-size businesses in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The company operates in three segments: Banking, Realty, and Insurance. It accepts various deposits products, including checking accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, demand and time deposits, savings accounts, money rate savings, daily money market accounts, long-term certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts. The company also offers secured and unsecured personal loans for financing automobiles, home improvements, education, and personal investments; commercial loans for working capital, business expansion, and equipment and machinery purchases; fixed- and floating-rate mortgage loans; and real estate construction and acquisition loans. It also provides safe deposit boxes, cash management, travelers checks, direct deposit of payroll and social security checks, and automatic drafts for various accounts, as well as Internet, mobile, and on-call banking services. In addition, the company offers documentation to accomplish tax deferral to investors; asset management and commercial mortgage brokerage services; and other financial services, such as financial, retirement, and estate planning services, as well as assistance on various investment options, such as alternative investments, annuities, margin accounts, convertible bonds, and pension and profit sharing plans. Further, it provides residential real estate, resort property management, and commercial and residential title insurance services; and originates various mortgage loans. Additionally, the company offers life, property, casualty, and vehicle insurance services; travel, medical, and baggage protection insurance for travelers; and employee benefit programs, such as medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance. TowneBank was founded in 1998 and is based in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TowneBank (NASDAQ:TOWN) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of TowneBank (NASDAQ:TOWN) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $34.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TowneBank (NASDAQ:TOWN) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Brean Capital.

    KeyCorp started coverage on shares of Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN). The firm issued an overweight rating on the stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TowneBank (NASDAQ:TOWN) is scheduled to announce its earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, July 25th. Analysts expect TowneBank to post earnings of $0.50 per share for the quarter.

Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2021: Avago Technologies Limited(AVGO)

Broadcom Limited (Broadcom), incorporated on March 3, 2015, is a designer, developer and supplier of a range of analog and digital semiconductor connectivity solutions with a focus on analog III-V-based products, and digital and mixed signal complementary metal oxide semiconductor-based devices. The Company operates through four segments: wired infrastructure, wireless communications, enterprise storage, and industrial & other. The Company’s product portfolio includes Broadband Access + Modems, Enterprise + Network Processors, Wireless Infrastructure, Wireless Connectivity, Ethernet Communication + Switching and Set-Top Box + Media Processors. The Company’s products are used in end products, such as data center networking, home connectivity, broadband access, telecommunications equipment, smartphones and base stations, data center servers and storage, factory automation, power generation and alternative energy systems, and electronic displays.

The Broadband Access + Modems’ products include Universal 1024-quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) Modulator, Universal Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 2.0-Based Downstream Modulator, Dual Universal DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS 2.0 Burst Receiver, Advanced Direct Conversion Cable Tuner, 1-gigahertz (GHz) Low-Power Digital Cable Silicon Tuner, Gigabit DOCSIS Cable Gateway Device and Gigabit DOCSIS Cable Gateway Device. The Enterprise + Network Processors’ products include Enterprise-class radio frequency (RF) Interference Detection and Classification, Gigabit Internet protocol (IP) Phone Chip, wireless fidelity Voice over Internet Protocol (Wi-Fi VoIP) Processor, Wi-Fi Phone Reference Design, Persona Media Processor and Secure Applications Processor. The Wireless Infrastructure’s products include Digital Front-End Processor, Digital Front-End Processor Development Board, Advanced Single-Chip Bluetooth Solution, Advanced Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Bluetooth Solution and Intensi-fi Single-Chip 802.11n Enterprise Solution.

The ! Wireless Connectivity’s products include WiMesh Technology for V-band mesh and WiGig-compliant infrastructure equipment, Low-Power 802.11b/g Transceiver, Intensi-fi 802.11n Full-Featured 10/100 Processor, Intensi-fi Single-Chip 802.11n Enterprise Solution, 802.11n (2.4/5 GHz) Router Reference Design and Single-Chip 802.11n Dual-Band 3×3 Wireless Solution. Its Ethernet Communication + Switching’s products include Quad-Port Ethernet Server Adapter, Dual-Port Ethernet Server Adapter, Quad-Port 1GbE Network Interface Card, Quad Port 1GbE for Lenovo, Dual 1GbE for Lenovo, 12-Port Multilayer Gigabit Ethernet Switch and 12-Port Layer 2+ Gigabit Ethernet Switch. The Set-Top Box + Media Processors’ products include Universal Satellite Receiver, Low-Cost Satellite Set-top Box System on Chip (SoC), Full-Band Capture Multidemodulator SoC, Full-Band Capture Satellite Channel Stacker Solution, Standard-Definition Satellite System on a Chip and High-Definition Video Graphics Subsystem.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Shares of General Electric Co.(NYSE: GE) were up more than 1.1% despite news that the firm’s financial forecast fell well short of Wall Street expectations. The firm said that 2019 earnings will come in between $0.50 to $0.60 per share. That range is well below the $0.70 projected by Wall Street. CEO Larry Culp said that the firm’s current financial standing is “complex but clear” and said that it will rebound in 2020. Shares of Tailored Brands Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) plunged more than 20% after the owner of Joseph A. Bank fell well short of investors’ expectations. Although the firm beat earnings expectations, its 2019 outlook scared Wall Street. The firm expects a sharp decline in same-store sales. Look for other earnings reports from Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO), Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL), Noodles & Co. (NASDAQ: NDLS), Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ: ORCL), Tilly’s Inc.(NASDAQ: TLYS), Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA), and Zumiez Inc.(NASDAQ: ZUMZ).
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  • [By Timothy Green]

    Semiconductor giant Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) is set to report its first-quarter results after the market closes on Thursday, March 14. The company will report against a backdrop of warnings about data center demand from other semiconductor companies. Its results will also be negatively affected by sluggish smartphone demand, particularly weak iPhone sales.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Broadcom(NASDAQ:AVGO) is one of the best-run semiconductor companies in the world. The company’s portfolio of businesses and products is generally excellent and the chip giant is led by a management team that, time and again, shows that it’s making the right moves to maximize value for its shareholders.

Best Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now

SunCoke Energy Inc (NYSE:SXC) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $14.00 and last traded at $13.75, with a volume of 7147 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $13.85.

A number of brokerages have commented on SXC. Clarkson Capital raised SunCoke Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 15th. ValuEngine raised SunCoke Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, April 27th. B. Riley reduced their price objective on SunCoke Energy from $15.00 to $14.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, April 30th. Zacks Investment Research cut SunCoke Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Finally, Seaport Global Securities began coverage on SunCoke Energy in a research note on Tuesday, April 3rd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $13.00 price objective for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.67.

Best Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: National CineMedia, Inc.(NCMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    Shares of National CineMedia traded down $0.03, hitting $8.47, during mid-day trading on Tuesday, according to Marketbeat.com. The company had a trading volume of 690,980 shares, compared to its average volume of 780,168. The stock has a market cap of $662.84 million, a P/E ratio of 21.18 and a beta of 0.61. The company has a current ratio of 2.43, a quick ratio of 2.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -11.19. National CineMedia has a 1-year low of $5.09 and a 1-year high of $8.60.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of National CineMedia (NASDAQ:NCMI) rose 29.6% in May 2018, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. A strong first-quarter report kept this roller-coaster stock chart going with another big turn.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Standard General L.P.National CineMedia Inc (NCMI) – 14,684,713 shares, 48.54% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 2.07%Standard Diversified Inc (SDI) – 7,389,444 shares, 42.89% of the total portfolio. New PositionTurning Point Brands Inc (TPB) – 505,319 shares, 6.34% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 10.98%CafePress Inc (PRSS) – 2,500,000 shares, 1.15% of the total portfolio. Emmis Communications Corp (EMMS) – 515,231 shares, 1.07% of the total portfolio.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of National CineMedia (NASDAQ:NCMI) came back to life on Monday, trading 15.6% higher as of 3:30 p.m. EDT. The struggling stock took a rare leap upward thanks to a stronger-than-expected first-quarter report.

Best Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: One Horizon Group, Inc.(OHGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ADTRAN (NASDAQ: ADTN) and One Horizon Group (NASDAQ:OHGI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about One Horizon Group (NASDAQ:OHGI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. One Horizon Group earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the software maker an impact score of 48.1252923948361 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Best Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Avago Technologies Limited(AVGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The path has been beset with challenges, from a hostile takeover attempt by Hock Tan’s Broadcom Corp. (AVGO) to an epic IP battle with Apple Inc. (AAPL) and a landmark acquisition of NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI) that faced an activist campaign by Elliott Management Corp. and a protracted review by regulators in China.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Corient Capital Partners LLC lowered its holdings in Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ:AVGO) by 1.5% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 7,164 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock after selling 110 shares during the period. Corient Capital Partners LLC’s holdings in Broadcom were worth $1,822,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    And the short interest in Broadcom Ltd. (NASDAQ: AVGO) decreased to 5.12 million shares in the period from the previous 5.53 million. Shares were last seen at $228.39, in a 52-week range of $219.77 to $285.68.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    On October 27, 2016, Qualcomm announced a definitive agreement to acquire NXP Semiconductors N.V. for estimated total cash to be paid to shareholders of $38 billion while last November, the Company rebuffed a $103-billion takeover bid by Broadcom Ltd (NASDAQ: AVGO). Qualcomm is now trying to convince shareholders that it can boost earnings as a standalone company through a $1 billion cost reduction plan and by resolving licence disputes.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019

Barclays PLC grew its position in shares of FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FLT) by 68.4% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 75,029 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 30,486 shares during the quarter. Barclays PLC’s holdings in FleetCor Technologies were worth $15,194,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of FleetCor Technologies by 1.5% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,210,100 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,257,546,000 after acquiring an additional 91,045 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA boosted its holdings in shares of FleetCor Technologies by 16.6% during the first quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 1,689,805 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $342,185,000 after acquiring an additional 240,357 shares during the period. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of FleetCor Technologies by 13.8% during the fourth quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC now owns 834,770 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $160,635,000 after acquiring an additional 101,130 shares during the period. Echo Street Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of FleetCor Technologies by 0.6% during the first quarter. Echo Street Capital Management LLC now owns 660,247 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $133,700,000 after acquiring an additional 3,638 shares during the period. Finally, American Century Companies Inc. acquired a new position in shares of FleetCor Technologies during the first quarter valued at $105,328,000. 92.49% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Internap Network Services Corporation(INAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GDS (NASDAQ: INAP) and Internap (NASDAQ:INAP) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Internap Corp (NASDAQ:INAP) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Tuesday . Approximately 1,086,029 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 306% from the previous session’s volume of 267,673 shares.The stock last traded at $5.85 and had previously closed at $5.32.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Internap (NASDAQ:INAP) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The information technology services provider reported ($0.70) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.57) by ($0.13), MarketWatch Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $74.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $73.99 million. Internap had a negative return on equity of 271.76% and a negative net margin of 16.15%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($0.02) earnings per share.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: American Superconductor Corporation(AMSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News stories about American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing 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. American Superconductor earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the technology company an impact score of 47.5442417425226 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) had its price target upped by investment analysts at B. Riley from $6.00 to $7.00 in a research note issued on Monday. The firm presently has a “neutral” rating on the technology company’s stock. B. Riley’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 10.06% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring 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. American Superconductor earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 47.29145037575 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. American Superconductor earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.824635153043 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February 5th. The technology company reported ($0.11) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.29) by $0.18. The company had revenue of $14.13 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.13 million. American Superconductor had a net margin of 52.83% and a negative return on equity of 29.09%. As a group, analysts anticipate that American Superconductor Co. will post -1.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Veeco Instruments Inc.(VECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SUMITOMO HEAVY/ADR (NASDAQ: VECO) and Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ:VECO) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Veeco (NASDAQ:VECO) have been trending positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Veeco earned a news impact score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.7650210874662 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:VECO) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: HubSpot, Inc.(HUBS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of HubSpot Inc. (NYSE:HUBS) climbed 15.8% in August, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the cloud-based sales and marketing platform provider announced strong second-quarter 2018 results.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    With that in mind, let’s look at several companies in the rapidly expanding SaaS market that have seen their stock prices double over the course of the past year but might still have a significant amount of gas left in the tank. Read on to see why Atlassian (NASDAQ:TEAM), Okta (NASDAQ:OKTA), and HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS) might deserve your consideration.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of HubSpot Inc (NYSE:HUBS) hit a new 52-week high on Monday after Morgan Stanley raised their price target on the stock from $119.00 to $148.00. Morgan Stanley currently has an equal weight rating on the stock. HubSpot traded as high as $154.70 and last traded at $154.40, with a volume of 18379 shares. The stock had previously closed at $152.55.

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    Shares of Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) fell 2.4% after the biotech giant announced disappointing results from a trial for a drug for chronic liver disease. In deal news, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) will buy Wi-Fi/home router startup Eero for an undisclosed amount. The global e-commerce giant has been going on a smart-home acquisition streak. Last year, the firm bought video doorbell maker Ring for $1 billion. Eero is based in San Francisco and was founded in 2014. The firm makes mesh routers that aim to eliminate dead zones across a house or business location. Shares of Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UAA) gained more than 2.2% after the company reported earnings before the bell. The sports apparel giant reported earnings per share of $0.09 (on an adjusted basis). That figure beat expectations of $0.04. The company’s sales were off about 6% in the fourth quarter but cited a big jump in foreign revenue. Last week, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) released a report that recommended one of the deals of the decade. The bank has called for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) to buy streaming giant Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX). This deal is a no-brainer in today’s market. We break down what a deal would look like, how it benefits both sides, and how it would be like rocket fuel for Apple stock. Here’s what you need to know. Look for earnings reports from Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), Aircastle Ltd. (NYSE: AYR), Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), Ares Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: ARCC), Denny’s Corp. (NASDAQ: DENN), Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN), HubSpot Inc. (NASDAQ: HUBS), Molson Coors Brewing Co. (NYSE: TAP), Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY), Shopify Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOP), and TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP).

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HubSpot Inc (NYSE:HUBS) shares shot up 5.6% on Thursday after Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on the stock from $136.00 to $145.00. Stifel Nicolaus currently has a buy rating on the stock. HubSpot traded as high as $147.60 and last traded at $147.25. 666,779 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 30% from the average session volume of 511,619 shares. The stock had previously closed at $139.40.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Advantest Corporation (Kabushiki Kaisha Advantest) ADS(ATE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Antibe Therapeutics Inc (CVE:ATE) Director Nicolas Bourgeois bought 100,000 shares of Antibe Therapeutics stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 18th. The shares were acquired at an average price of C$0.26 per share, for a total transaction of C$26,000.00.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Avago Technologies Limited(AVGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Though not without blemishes, Google’s report is (in the views of this observer) fairly encouraging overall, given that shares went into earnings trading at reasonable multiples for a company with Google’s growth rates and competitive positioning in several highly valuable markets. Here are key takeaways from the Q1 report and subsequent earnings call:

    Google emphatically put to rest any concerns that its mobile search and YouTube ad momentum was about to meaningfully slow. Paid ad clicks on Google’s own sites and apps (they include video ad views that technically aren’t “clicks”) rose 59% annually, outpacing Q4’s 48% growth. This more than offset a 19% drop in cost per click (slightly worse than Q4’s 16% drop), the result of mobile search and YouTube ad prices being lower on average than PC search ad prices. CFO Ruth Porat noted mobile search was once more the largest driver behind Google’s ad growth, and both Porat and CEO Sundar Pichai sounded upbeat about search ad trends. Though there have been worries about Amazon.com’s (AMZN) impact on Google Search, both due to the growth of Amazon’s ad business and the tendency of Amazon shoppers to go straight to its site/apps, Google Search remains a one-of-a-kind online marketing vehicle — including for many businesses that are either competing against Amazon or operate in an industry that Amazon isn’t involved in. And like Amazon, Facebook (FB)  and others, Google is benefiting from the steady shift of advertising dollars towards online channels. TAC — the ad revenue-sharing payments Google makes to the likes of phone OEMs, carriers and publishers — remains a real headwind. For the second quarter in a row, it equaled 24% of Google’s ad revenue versus 22% a year earlier. Moreover, Porat forecast TAC’s share of ad revenue on Google’s own sites and apps (13% in Q1) will continue rising, albeit at a slower pace starting in Q2. A revamped search ad revenue-sharing deal with Apple (AAPL)  is believ

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:

    Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE)
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN)
    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR)
    II-VI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IIVI)
    Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI)
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS)
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI)
    Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO)
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
    Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ: AVGO)

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO) fell about 19% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $197.46. Shares closed at $243.44 on Wednesday, and the 52-week high is $285.68. Volume totaled more than 10 times the daily average of around 3.5 million. The company made a $19 billion offer to acquire software provider CA; coincidentally the company’s market cap dropped $19 billion.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: ServiceNow, Inc.(NOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    The seven companies cited by Cramer are Salesforce.com Inc.  (CRM) , Workday Inc. (WDAY) , ServiceNow Inc. (NOW) , Splunk Inc. (SPLK) , New Relic Inc. (NEWR) , VMWare Inc. (VMW) , and Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) .

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Investors bought shares of ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW) on weakness during trading on Thursday. $138.65 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $95.86 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $42.79 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, ServiceNow had the 6th highest net in-flow for the day. ServiceNow traded down ($1.06) for the day and closed at $178.98

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    With that in mind, let’s look closer at ServiceNow Inc. (Nasdaq: NOW)…

    The company formed in San Diego in 2004 when a group of techies and surfers banded together with a simple mission. They wanted to make the complex and all-consuming tasks of running an IT department easy to manage from the cloud.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The company has a current ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64. The stock has a market capitalization of $33.14 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -209.54, a P/E/G ratio of 11.11 and a beta of 1.17.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Kyocera Corporation(KYO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Kyocera (NYSE:KYO) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kyocera earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the electronics maker an impact score of 44.7168933477613 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about Kyocera (NYSE:KYO) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kyocera earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the electronics maker an impact score of 44.4825472854626 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (NYSE:TSM) and Kyocera (NYSE:KYO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Japanese materials giant Kyocera (NYSE:KYO) gained 12.1% in April 2018, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The stock rode a strong fourth-quarter report to these gains despite zero coverage in the financial press.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: MoSys, Inc.(MOSY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    MoSys Inc. (NASDAQ:MOSY)’s share price gapped down prior to trading on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $0.49, but opened at $0.58. MoSys shares last traded at $0.26, with a volume of 36053 shares changing hands.

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    Intelsat SA (NYSE: I) $3.50 38.89%
    Genesis Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: GEN) $1.39 37.62%
    Paringa Resources Ltd. (OTCMKTS: PNGZF) $0.41 32.30%
    CytoDyn Inc. (OTCMKTS: CYDY) $0.76 31.03%
    Iconix Brand Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ICON) $1.65 30.95%
    AMERI Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRH) $2.49 29.69%
    Pangea Logistics Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: PANL) $2.87 26.99%
    MoSys Inc. (Nasdaq: MOSY) $1.47 25.68%

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 44.7 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 23.2 percent to $65.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) rose 17 percent to $13.55 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) rose 13.8 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee voted in favor of WAYLIVRA for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 9.4 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a collaboration with Iovance Biotherapeutics.
    ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) rose 13.7 percent to $8.80 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 5.6 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading after falling 2.26 percent on Thursday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.6 percent to $9.30 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) rose 4.7 percent to $47.50 in pre-market trading.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 4.2 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $11.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 earnings.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Inphi Corporation(IPHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Inphi Corp. (NYSE: IPHI) fell about 8.6% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $32.36 after closing at $35.40 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $51.78. Volume of about 3 million was roughly five times the daily average of around 680,000 shares traded. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Inphi Co. (NYSE:IPHI) VP Ron Torten sold 12,342 shares of Inphi stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.00, for a total value of $431,970.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 64,386 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,253,510. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Inphi (NYSE:IPHI) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The semiconductor company reported ($0.05) earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.05), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $60.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $59.82 million. Inphi had a positive return on equity of 5.39% and a negative net margin of 21.51%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 35.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.44 earnings per share. Inphi updated its Q2 guidance to $0.12-$0.14 EPS.

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Pre-open movers

U.S. stock futures traded higher in early pre-market trade. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard is set to speak at 8:30 a.m. ET. Data on import and export prices for April will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET, while the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index for May is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 48 points to 24,740.00, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index futures rose 5 points to 2,723.75. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index gained 7.25 points to 6,971.75.

Oil prices traded mixed as Brent crude futures fell 0.13 percent to trade at $77.37 per barrel, while US WTI crude futures rose 0.10 percent to trade at $71.43 a barrel. The Baker Hughes North American rig count report for the latest week will be released at 1:00 p.m. ET.

 

A Peek Into Global Markets

European markets were mostly lower today, with the Spanish Ibex Index rising 0.12 percent, STOXX Europe 600 Index gaining 0.03 percent and German DAX 30 index dropping 0.26 percent. The UK's FTSE index was trading lower by 0.06 percent, while French CAC 40 Index fell 0.30 percent.

In Asian markets, Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average rose 1.16 percent, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index rose 1.02 percent, China’s Shanghai Composite Index declined 0.35 percent and India’s BSE Sensex rose 0.82 percent.

Best Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019: Blackrock MuniYield Quality Fund, Inc.(MQY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Blackrock Muniyield Quality Fund (NYSE:MQY) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Blackrock Muniyield Quality Fund earned a media sentiment score of 0.50 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.9174412716067 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Best Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019: Cache Inc.(CACH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cache (OTCMKTS: CACH) and New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CacheCoin (CACH) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. It was first traded on January 5th, 2014. CacheCoin’s total supply is 4,195,132 coins. CacheCoin’s official Twitter account is @CACHeCoin. The Reddit community for CacheCoin is /r/cachecoin and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. The official website for CacheCoin is www.cachecoin.cc.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CacheCoin (CACH) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was January 5th, 2014. CacheCoin’s total supply is 4,195,132 coins. CacheCoin’s official Twitter account is @CACHeCoin. The official website for CacheCoin is www.cachecoin.cc. The Reddit community for CacheCoin is /r/cachecoin and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here.

Best Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019: Avago Technologies Limited(AVGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Iberiabank Corp purchased a new position in shares of Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ:AVGO) in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 11,675 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock, valued at approximately $2,881,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ:AVGO) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, June 7th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 20th will be given a dividend of 1.75 per share by the semiconductor manufacturer on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $7.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.59%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 19th.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    And the short interest in Broadcom Ltd. (NASDAQ: AVGO) increased to 10.28 million shares from the previous 8.89 million. Shares were last seen trading at $244.70, in a 52-week range of $197.46 to $285.68.

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1. Blame the bonds: The normally boring bond market is causing serious drama on Wall Street.

An avalanche of selling sent the Dow and S&P 500 careening 5% lower last week, one of the stock market’s worst weeks since the 2008 financial crisis.

The culprit: Rapidly rising bond yields are alarming investors who got hooked on a decade of low interest rates.

So what’s going on here? And why the focus on the bond market?

Modern financial markets function on the belief that U.S. government debt is the safest investment on the planet.

Knowing how much they can earn from “risk-free” Treasury bonds allows investors to determine the cost of stocks and other riskier assets. Treasuries serve as the benchmark for all other forms of credit, from junk bonds to mortgages.

“The 10-year Treasury sets the price for every asset in the world,” said Brent Schutte, chief investment strategist at Northwestern Mutual.

That means the surge in the 10-year yield from 2.4% earlier this year to about 2.8% now — has increased the cost of money generally.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Stryker Corporation(SYK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Finally, shares of Boston Scientific sank 6%. The medical device maker had jumped earlier in the week on reports that it might receive a takeover bid from industry peer Stryker (NYSE:SYK). Yet today, Stryker denied that it had been in acquisition talks with Boston Scientific, throwing cold water on the idea. With the downward push, Boston Scientific is now back to where the stock started the week before the reports surfaced in the first place. Boston Scientific will now apparently have to make the most of its own opportunities in the medical device space — at least unless another potential buyer comes around.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    US Bancorp DE grew its stake in Stryker Co. (NYSE:SYK) by 2.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 154,942 shares of the medical technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,643 shares during the quarter. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in Stryker were worth $24,935,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Helen of Troy Limited(HELE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Deer Consumer Products (OTCMKTS: DEER) and Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and risk.

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Monday
    Tariffs are overshadowing the start of earnings season. This week, a variety of Wall Street banks, consumer goods, and airline companies report for the previous quarter. While profits are expected to remain strong, the outlook for the rest of the year is expected to take into account the impact of tariffs on global trade. This is likely to weigh on investor sentiment. According to a report from real estate giant REIS Inc., mall vacancies have hit a six-year high at 8.6% last quarter. The fall of brick-and-mortar stores has been fueled by the rise of Amazon.com Inc.(Nasdaq: AMZN), which continues to see its stock surge to new highs. It’s not too late to get in on Amazon at a fraction of the cost of today’s shares. We’ll show you how… right here. Speaking of Amazon, the e-commerce giant recently made a big splash in the pharmacy benefits business after its purchase of online benefits provider PillPack. This purchase has many analysts convinced that Amazon is about to do to pharmacies what it has done to malls over the last decade. And while Amazon is going to be a major player in the drug-delivery business in the future, there is one stock that is going to stave off any further attack from Amazon and the delivery business. Best of all, this stock has an incredible VQScore, and it’s trading at a huge discount.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: HOG, TM, TWTR
    A number of companies are reporting that earnings could have a dramatic impact on their future balance sheets. That’s especially true in the transportation business. Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG) has said the tariffs will cost up to $100 million per year and add $2,200 per vehicle. Now, Toyota Motor Corp.(NYSE: TM) has said the tariffs wi

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Saturday.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) climbed 12.7% on Monday after the consumer brand housewares, health, home, and beauty products company announced strong fiscal first-quarter 2019 results.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) fell on concerns over account deletions, and Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) jumped after the company reported earnings.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: VALE S.A.(VALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) gapped down before the market opened on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $13.11, but opened at $12.82. Vale shares last traded at $12.49, with a volume of 13924600 shares.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Wheaton’s new streaming deal is with Brazilian miner Vale (NYSE:VALE)at its Voisey Bay nickel mine in Newfoundland, Canada. Wheaton, along with smaller Canadian streaming company Cobalt 27 Capital Corp., will invest a combined $690 million in Vale’s $1.7 billion expansion of the mine. Vale’s initial plans have been delayed since last August, when the price of nickel declined; however, thanks to Wheaton and Cobalt 27, the mine will be expanded and will begin producing cobalt by 2021.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D increased its stake in shares of Vale (NYSE:VALE) by 12.4% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 781,510 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 86,443 shares during the quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D’s holdings in Vale were worth $9,941,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Wheaton first took the gold leap in 2013when it struck an agreement with mining giantVale (NYSE:VALE) to buy 25% of the gold produced from its Salobo mine in Brazil for the life of mine, as well as 70% of the gold produced from its Sudbury mines in Canada for a 20-year term. Wheaton paid $1.9 billion to Vale in addition to stock warrants for the deal.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MoSys, Inc.(MOSY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 44.7 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 23.2 percent to $65.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) rose 17 percent to $13.55 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) rose 13.8 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee voted in favor of WAYLIVRA for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 9.4 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a collaboration with Iovance Biotherapeutics.
    ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) rose 13.7 percent to $8.80 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 5.6 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading after falling 2.26 percent on Thursday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.6 percent to $9.30 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) rose 4.7 percent to $47.50 in pre-market trading.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 4.2 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $11.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 earnings.

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

     

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: magicJack VocalTec Ltd(CALL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Magicjack Vocaltec (NASDAQ:CALL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Magicjack Vocaltec earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.0829609029142 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Magicjack Vocaltec (NASDAQ: CALL) and PLDT (NYSE:PHI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.(SEAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    We now have the quarterly updates for all five of the country’s leading theme park and regional amusement park operators, and it’s safe to say the first three months of 2018 blew out the same three-month period of 2017. Six Flags (NYSE:SIX), Cedar Fair(NYSE:FUN), andSeaWorld Entertainment(NYSE:SEAS)joined the theme park segments of Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) in posting double-digit revenue growth in the latest quarter.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) have popped today, up by 10% as of 12:20 p.m. EDT, after the company reportedfirst-quarter earnings results. The company enjoyed strong gains in park attendance.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Don’t look now, butSeaWorld Entertainment(NYSE:SEAS)is dousing short-sellers as if they were sitting in the Splash Zone at one of its killer whale shows. SeaWorld stock soared 15% last week, taking off after analysts at Wells Fargo and Stifel put out bullish notes. SeaWorld also announced the hiring an outsider as its chief strategy officer. The stock is trading at its highest level in more than two years, notching another new high-water mark this morning.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Area schools are letting out, so it’s not just the temperatures that are starting to heat up in Central Florida. Disney(NYSE:DIS), Universal Orlando parent Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), and SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) are starting to widen their operating schedules in anticipation of a healthy flow of tourists during the peak summer season.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) appears to be the only operator that’s still fumbling away the telltale travel season in Florida. The record-setting river-rafting attraction has been pitched as a summertime opening for SeaWorld Orlando since it was announced last year, but construction appears nowhere close to being completed in time to soak the first wave of summer visitors.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Investors were ready for SeaWorld Entertainment(NYSE:SEAS)to post its strongest growth in five years on Tuesday morning, and they got a whole lot more. Shares of the marine-life park operator are hitting 11-month highs after the company announced head-turning financial results.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Bank Of Montreal(BMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Gulf International Bank UK Ltd lessened its holdings in shares of Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) (TSE:BMO) by 1.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 203,765 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 2,350 shares during the quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd’s holdings in Bank of Montreal were worth $15,372,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Sean Williams]

    Case in point: Earlier this week, Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF) announced that it had agreed to a 200 million Canadian dollar ($150.3 million U.S.) debt facility with the Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) that could be upsized to CA$250 million ($187.9 million) in the future. The current facility from Bank of Montreal will consist of a CA$50 million revolving credit line, as well as a CA$150 million term loan.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.89 billion.
    Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $209.35 million.
    Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $1.47 billion.
    Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $1.15 billion.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $109.47 million.
    Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $552.31 million.
    DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $681.89 million.
    Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAKT) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $147.20 million.
    Destination XL Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXLG) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.14 per share on revenue of $107.63 million.
    Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.67 per share on revenue of $4.21 billion.
    MakeMyTrip Limited (NASDAQ: MMYT) is projected to report its quarterly loss at $0.39 per share on revenue of $143.03 million.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) is expected to report its quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $155.98 million.
    RBC Bearings Incorporated (NASDAQ: ROLL) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $175.55 million.

     

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    The Euro has plunged to its lowest point against the U.S. dollar in 2018 thanks to political problems in Europe. The breakdown of power in Italy has raised new concerns about the nations ability to repay its debts, as the spread between German and Italian bonds has widened. Market instability has also spread to Spain where the nations parliament is preparing to vote on whether to oust Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and his party. Oil prices slid one news that OPEC and Russia will consider hikes in production during a meeting in Vienna, Austria on June 22nd. The news accompanied reports that U.S. production is expected to rise throughout the summer. The price of WTI oil sat at $67.20 per barrel. The Brent crude oil price recovered this morning, adding 1% to hit $76.12. Canadian banks are under pressure this morning over a major breach by cyber criminals. The Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO) and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) the two largest banking institutions in the country announced that roughly 90,000 customers data may have been stolen. This would be the first major cybersecurity event to happen in Canada involving financial firms.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: CRM, SBUX, MOMO
    com (NYSE: CRM) will lead a busy day of earnings reports on Wall Street. The cloud computing giant is set to report fiscal first quarter 2019 numbers after the bell on Tuesday. The average analyst projection calls for a 46% jump in EPS of $0.46 on top of a 23% gain in revenue to $2.94 billion. Starbucks Corporation (Nasdaq: SBUX) will temporarily close about 8,000 locations on Tuesday to train roughly 175,000 employees on racial bias. The training sessions were

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    The Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO) Data Breach: Is Now the Time to Load Up on Cybersecurity Stocks? (msn.com) Q3 2018 EPS Estimates for Bank of Montreal Decreased by Analyst (BMO) (americanbankingnews.com) Brokers Set Expectations for Bank of Montreal’s FY2018 Earnings (BMO) (americanbankingnews.com) Why Canada’s big banks aren’t too worried about household debt (business.financialpost.com) Former Lunenburg bank spared from becoming ‘another hipster caf茅,’ says new owner (cbc.ca)

    Several equities analysts have issued reports on BMO shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Bank of Montreal from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 1st. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Bank of Montreal from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. National Bank Financial upgraded shares of Bank of Montreal from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday. Finally, Macquarie upgraded shares of Bank of Montreal from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 15th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $95.75.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Avago Technologies Limited(AVGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    But there are companies similar to Intel — that is, large-cap chip companies that dominate in their respective fields — that I think are worth considering more closely: Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM), and Micron (NASDAQ:MU).

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) are in focus after the company reported earnings before the bell. GE stock popped 5.6% after the firm topped earnings per share (EPS) estimates by $0.05 and backed its 2018 outlook. The firm reported EPS of $0.16 on top of $28.66 billion in revenue. GE stock had been off nearly 18% from its last earnings report on January 24 due to ongoing financial and legal problems.
    Crude oil prices dipped Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump took aim at OPEC. Trump accused the cartel of keeping oil prices “artificially high” despite “record amounts of oil all over the place.” Brent crude and WTI crude oil both hit three-year highs this week after Saudi Arabia suggested that it was working to press oil prices back above $100 per barrel.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: PM, MO, WFC
    Shares of Philip Morris International Inc.(NYSE: PM) fell this morning after the firm experienced its worst trading day since its spin-off from Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO). Shares of PM fell as much as 16% after the firm fell short of revenue expectations after the bell. MO stock fell roughly 6% on the day.
    Shares of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) are under pressure after The New York Times reported that the firm may be facing a $1 billion fine. The fines would cover a variety of “alleged” misdeeds that include the firm’s push on customers to purchase auto insurance they didn’t need and charging mortgage customers fees for services that they were not using. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will most likely announce the fine today. Money MorningCapital Wave StrategistShah Gilani weighed in on the topic this week, and he offers a scorching indictment.
    Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) is on the move today after the semiconductor giant announced plans to lay off 1,500 employees. The cuts are expected to hit employees in California and cities around the globe. The cuts are part of the fi

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    This makes sense if you expect a positive outcome from the final chapter in Qualcomm’s buyout struggles. And why not? Qualcomm recently had President Trump himself reach in and chase away an unwelcome hostile takeover bid from Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO). With friends in high places, Qualcomm should be able to overcome nearly any roadblock along the way.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Chip giantBroadcom(NASDAQ:AVGO) recently tried to buy fellow chipmakerQualcomm(NASDAQ:QCOM) — a move that probably would’ve succeeded had President Trump not issued an executive order blocking the deal on national security grounds.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    On April 12, chip giant Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) announced that its board of directors authorized a $12 billion stock buyback program. The authorization, Broadcom says, is “effectively immediately” and extends through November 3, 2019 — the end of the company’s fiscal year 2019.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Regions Financial Corporation(RF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Regions Financial (NYSE:RF) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Friday morning.

    Several other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a neutral rating on shares of Regions Financial in a research note on Sunday, April 22nd. B. Riley upped their target price on shares of Regions Financial from $19.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $17.56.

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    Regions Financial (NYSE: RF) could be a beneficiary of the move to deregulation in banking this year and is expected to grow earnings by 24% to $1.35 per share. The bank is seeing strong growth in non-interest income sources and management has a plan to cut up to 10% in operating expenses for greater profitability. Regions has a strong deposit base across the Southeast and averages a 7% return on equity, well above the industry average.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Malibu Boats, Inc.(MBUU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    The latter will put Polaris in competition with leading powerboat manufacturer Malibu Boats (NASDAQ:MBUU), which last year bought Cobalt Boats, the top maker of 24- to 29-foot sterndrive boats.

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