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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2021

Shares of Clean Energy Fuels Corp.  (CLNE) – Get Report dropped Tuesday afternoon after natural gas provider announced multiple new partnership deals for use of their low-carbon transportation fuel 

Clean Energy signed a multi-year agreement with the city of Pasadena, Calif., for an anticipated 1.5 million gallons of renewable natural gas to fuel 53 vehicles. 

Big Blue Bus, a transit agency that services environmentally conscious Santa Monica, Calif., is extending its RNG fueling contract for an additional five years for an anticipated 10 million gallons. 

“Fleets that are looking to lower their emissions are switching to RNG because it can provide immediate and significant carbon reductions,” said Clean Energy VP Chad Lindholm. ”They’re finding that RNG is the easiest and most cost-effective way to meet sustainability goals.”

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2021: Daily Journal Corp. (S.C.)(DJCO)

The Company publishes newspapers and web sites covering California and Arizona and produces several specialized information services. It also serves as a newspaper representative specializing in public notice advertising. We often refer to this as “The Traditional Business”.

Journal Technologies, Inc. (“Journal Technologies”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, supplies case management software systems and related products to courts and other justice agencies, including administrative law organizations, county governments and bar associations. These organizations use the Journal Technologies family of products to help manage cases and information electronically, to interface with other critical justice partners and to extend electronic services to the public, including a website to pay traffic citations online, and bar members. These products are licensed to more than 500 organizations in 42 states and internationally.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Daily Journal (NASDAQ:DJCO) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Tuesday.

    Separately, TheStreet raised shares of Daily Journal from a c- rating to a b rating in a report on Monday, February 12th.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2021: Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust(PMO)

Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust (the Fund) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is to provide a high level of current income exempt from federal income tax. Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust invests in investment-grade and some below investment-grade municipal bonds. In February 2008, the Fund acquired Putnam Investment Grade Municipal Trust and Putnam Municipal Bond Fund.

The Fund invests in various sectors, including hospital systems, power, water/sewer/gas utilities, air transportation and tobacco. Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust is managed by Putnam Investment Management, LLC, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Putnam, LLC.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News coverage about Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust (NYSE:PMO) has trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.4937566813447 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust (NYSE:PMO) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 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. Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.534048831996 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2021: BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc.(BCRX)

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company, designs, optimizes, and develops small-molecule pharmaceuticals that block key enzymes involved in infectious diseases, cancer, and inflammatory diseases. It uses structure-based drug design, which incorporates multiple scientific disciplines, including biology, crystallography, medicinal chemistry, and computer to develop new therapeutic candidates. The company has three novel late-stage compounds in development, which include Peramivir, a neuraminidase inhibitor for the potential treatment of influenza; BCX4208, a purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PNP) inhibitor for gout; and Forodesine, a PNP inhibitor for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Peramivir is being developed under a contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Forodesine has been granted orphan drug status by the FDA for thr ee indications, which include T-cell non-Hodgkin?s lymphoma, including CTCL; CLL and related leukemias, including T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia, adult T-cell leukemia, and hairy cell leukemia; and for treatment of B-ALL. The FDA has also granted fast track status to the development of forodesine for the treatment of relapsed or refractory T-cell leukemia, and special protocol assessment from the FDA for forodesine to conduct a pivotal clinical trial in CTCL with an oral formulation. The company announced the initiation of a Phase 2b study of BCX4208 as add-on therapy in gout patients who have not responded to allopurinol therapy alone. BioCryst Pharmaceuticals utilizes crystallography and structure-based drug design to discover additional compounds and to progress others through pre-clinical and early development to address the unmet medical needs of patients and physicians. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BCRX) rose over 21% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. In the beginning of the month, the company announced the successful sale of 10.4 million shares that raised around $57.5 million in gross proceeds.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2021: Brady Corporation(BRC)

Brady Corporation (“Brady,” “Company,” “we,” “us,” “our”) was incorporated under the laws of the state of Wisconsin in 1914. The Company’s corporate headquarters are located at 6555 West Good Hope Road, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53223, and the telephone number is (414) 358-6600.
Brady Corporation is a global manufacturer and supplier of identification solutions and workplace safety products that identify and protect premises, products and people. The ability to provide customers with a broad range of proprietary, customized and diverse products for use in various applications, along with a commitment to quality and service, a global footprint, and multiple sales channels, have made Brady a leader in many of its markets. The Company’s primary objective is to build upon its market position and increase shareholder value by improving in the following key competencies: * Operational excellence — Continuous productivity improvement and process transformation.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Brady (NYSE:BRC) Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019 10:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Northcoast Research reissued their buy rating on shares of Brady (NYSE:BRC) in a report released on Wednesday. Northcoast Research also issued estimates for Brady’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.53 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.61 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $2.34 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.64 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.60 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.66 EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at $0.68 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brady Corp (NYSE:BRC) VP Thomas J. Felmer sold 3,703 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.76, for a total transaction of $162,043.28. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 58,330 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,552,520.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2021: Bank of Hawaii Corporation(BOH)

Bank of Hawaii Corporation (the “Parent”) is a Delaware corporation and a bank holding company (“BHC”) headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Parent’s principal operating subsidiary, Bank of Hawaii (the “Bank”), was organized on December 17, 1897 and is chartered by the State of Hawaii. The Bank’s deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”) and the Bank is a member of the Federal Reserve System.
The Bank, directly and through its subsidiaries, provides a broad range of financial products and services primarily to customers in Hawaii, Guam, and other Pacific Islands. References to “we,” “our,” “us,” or “the Company” refer to the Parent and its subsidiaries and are consolidated for financial reporting purposes. The Bank’s subsidiaries include Bank of Hawaii Leasing, Inc., Bankoh Investment Services, Inc., and Pacific Century Life Insurance Corporation.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bank of Hawaii Co. (NYSE:BOH) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have issued a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $90.10.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2021: Vera Bradley Inc.(VRA)

Vera Bradley, Inc., through its subsidiary, Vera Bradley Designs, Inc., engages in the design, production, marketing, and retail of functional accessories for women under the ?Vera Bradley? brand. Its products include a range of handbags, accessories, and travel and leisure items. The company sells its products to independent retailers located in the United States, as well as to national retailers and third party e-commerce sites. As of January 29, 2011, Vera Bradley, Inc. sold its products directly through 35 full-price stores, 4 outlet stores, verabradley.com, and an annual outlet sale in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB) popped after bringing on a promising new strategic advisor, while Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) soared on a strong quarterly report.

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    Finally, oil prices pushed higher Wednesday thanks to a dip in exports out of Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. As we’ve noted, the Saudi government is looking to press crude prices higher by reducing OPEC output and limiting shipments to Asia. Those cuts come as economic sanctions continue to weigh on the Venezuelan oil market. The United States imported 500,000 barrels of Venezuelan crude in November 2018, but sanctions will dry up that flow of oil to the United States. With oil prices set to rise in the coming months, we’ve identified the top energy stock to buy in March. Best of all, it’s under $10 per share.
    Stocks to Watch Today: EXPR, BA, TSLA
    Shares of Express Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPR) are off more than 13% this morning after the retail firm issued extremely weak guidance before the bell Wednesday. Although the retail firm topped EPS estimates, it reported a 6% drop in same-store sales to complement a decline in revenue. The firm called its earnings report “disappointing” and listed a series of other challenges that face the company in 2019. Just don’t buy the stock. Shares of Boeing Co.(NYSE: BA) were off in pre-market hours as the global aviation giant continued to reel from last weekend’s Ethiopia Air crash. Countries around the globe are grounding Boeing Air MAX 9 jets until further maintenance and updates are provided by the company. China, Australia, Indonesia, and the European Union have grounded Air 737 MAX 8 flights, and investors are worried that the second crash in five months for one of these planes will cause a delay in orders. BA stock is off 11% in the last two days. Shares of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) were off in pre-market hours thanks to a negative investor report from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS). Goldman issued a “Sell” rating for the stock and projected a weaker price for TSLA stock over concerns about fa

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) soared on Wednesday following a fourth-quarter report that beat expectations. The fashion specialist’s revenue and earnings came in ahead of analyst estimates, and its full-year guidance was better than expected. As of 11:55 a.m. EDT, the stock was up about 19.9%.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2021: Franklin Covey Company(FC)

Franklin Covey Co. (we, us, our, the Company, or FranklinCovey) is a global company specializing in performance improvement. We help organizations achieve results that require a change in human behavior, and our mission is to “enable greatness in people and organizations everywhere.” We believe that our results-driven principle-centered content is a competitive advantage in the marketplace. From the foundational work of Dr. Stephen R. Covey in leadership and Hyrum W. Smith in productivity, we have developed deep expertise that extends to helping organizations and individuals achieve lasting behavioral change in seven crucial areas: Leadership, Execution, Productivity, Trust, Sales Performance, Customer Loyalty, and Educational improvement. We have over 870 employees worldwide delivering these principle-based offerings and effectiveness tools to our customers.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Franklin Covey (NYSE:FC) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 27, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2021: Liberty Tax, Inc.(TAX)

Liberty Tax, Inc., incorporated on October 23, 2010, is the holding company for JTH Tax, Inc. The Company is a provider of tax preparation services. The Company provides retail federal and state income tax preparation services and related tax settlement products in the United States and Canada. The Company’s tax preparation services and related tax settlement products are offered primarily through franchised locations. All of the Company’s offices are operated under the Liberty Tax Service and SiempreTax+ brands. The Company also provides an online digital Do-It-Yourself (DIY) tax program in the United States.

The Company offers two types of tax settlement financial products: refund transfer products, which include providing a means by which a customer receives his or her refund, and refund-based loans. The Company’s LibTax software allows tax customers to have their federal and state income tax returns filed electronically.

The Company competes with H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt, Intuit, Inc. and Blucora, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Acacia Research (NASDAQ: ACTG) and Liberty Tax (NASDAQ:TAX) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2021: Regions Financial Corporation(RF)

Regions Financial Corporation, incorporated on February 13, 2004, is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its banking operations through Regions Bank, an Alabama state-chartered commercial bank, which is a member of the Federal Reserve System. The Company operates in three segments: Corporate Bank, Consumer Bank and Wealth Management. The Company provides traditional commercial, retail and mortgage banking services, as well as other financial services in the fields of asset management, wealth management, securities brokerage, insurance brokerage, trust services, merger and acquisition advisory services, and other specialty financing. The Company operates approximately 1,960 automated teller machines (ATMs) and over 1,630 banking offices in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

The Company’s total loans amount to approximately $81,162 million. Its investment securities available for sale include the United States Treasury securities, Federal agency securities, Obligations of states and political subdivisions, Mortgage-backed securities (MBS), Corporate and other debt securities, and Equity securities. The Company’s total securities amount to approximately $22,710 million. Deposits are the Company’s primary source of funds. The Company’s deposits consist of non-interest-bearing demand deposit, savings deposit, interest-bearing transaction deposit, money market-domestic deposit, money market-foreign deposit, time deposits and corporate treasury time deposits. Its total deposits amount to approximately $98,430 million.

In addition to its banking operations, the Company provides additional financial services through its subsidiaries. Regions Insurance Group, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company, is an insurance broker that offers insurance products through its subsidiaries, which include Regions Insurance, Inc., Trilogy Risk Specialists, Inc.! and Regions Insurance Services, Inc. Through its insurance brokerage operations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, Regions Insurance, Inc. offers insurance coverage for various lines of personal and commercial insurance, such as property, vehicle, casualty, life, health and accident insurance. Regions Insurance, Inc. also provides services related to employee benefits. Trilogy Risk Specialists, Inc. operates as a wholesale insurance broker assisting retail insurance brokers in placing insurance coverage for the retail brokers’ customers with risk bearing entities. Regions Insurance Services, Inc. offers various insurance products, such as crop, life and environmental insurance.

Regions Equipment Finance Corporation and Regions Commercial Equipment Finance, LLC provide equipment financing products, focusing on commercial clients. Regions Investment Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Regions Bank, offers investments and insurance products to Regions Bank customers. In addition, Regions Bank and Regions Investment Services, Inc. also maintain an agreement with Cetera Investment Services, LLC to offer securities, insurance and advisory services to Regions Bank customers through dually employed financial consultants. Regions Securities LLC, a subsidiary of the Company, serves as a broker-dealer to commercial clients and acts in an advisory capacity to merger and acquisition transactions.

Corporate Bank Segment

The Corporate Bank segment represents the Company’s commercial banking functions, including commercial and industrial, commercial real estate and investor real estate lending. The segment also includes equipment lease financing. Corporate Bank customers are corporate, middle market and commercial real estate developers and investors.

Consumer Bank Segment

The Consumer Bank segment represents the Company’s branch network, including consumer banking products and servic! es relate! d to residential first mortgages, home equity lines and loans, small business loans, indirect loans, consumer credit cards and other consumer loans, as well as the corresponding deposit relationships. The segment’s services are also provided through alternative channels, such as the Internet and telephone banking.

Wealth Management Segment

The Wealth Management segment offers individuals, businesses, governmental institutions and non-profit entities a range of solutions to enable transfer of wealth. Its offerings include credit related products, trust and investment management, asset management, retirement and savings solutions, estate planning and personal and commercial insurance products.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Regions Financial Corp (NYSE:RF) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the seventeen research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have assigned a hold recommendation, four have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $17.83.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Traders sold shares of Regions Financial Corp (NYSE:RF) on strength during trading on Monday. $25.97 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $61.06 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $35.09 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Regions Financial had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Regions Financial traded up $0.01 for the day and closed at $18.98

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2021: EPAM Systems, Inc.(EPAM)

EPAM Systems, Inc. provides software engineering solutions and technology consulting services worldwide. The company offers software product development services, including product research, customer experience design and prototyping, program management, component design and integration, lifecycle software testing, product deployment and end-user customization, performance tuning, product support and maintenance, and managed services, as well as porting and cross-platform migration. It also provides custom application development services, such as business and technical requirement analysis, user experience design, solution architecture creation and validation, development, quality assurance and testing, legacy applications re-engineering/refactoring, porting, and cross-platform migration and documentation. In addition, the company offers software application testing services, including test automation tools and frameworks; testing for enterprise IT, such as test management, automation, functional and non-functional testing, and defect management; and consulting services. Further, it provides enterprise application platform services comprising requirement analysis and platform selection, customization, cross-platform migration, implementation, integration, and support and maintenance. Additionally, the company offers application maintenance and support services, such as incident management, fault investigation diagnosis, work-around provision, bug fixes, release management, enhancements, and third-party maintenance; and infrastructure management services, including application, database, network, server, storage, and systems operations management, as well as incident notification and resolutions. It serves independent software vendors and technology companies in financial service, travel and consumer, software and hi-tech, media and entertainment, life sciences, and healthcare industries. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Sharesof EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM), a leading provider of digital platform engineering and software development services, jumped 14.4%last month, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence. The stock is up 35.7% over the one-year period through March 8.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ramsey Quantitative Systems decreased its holdings in shares of EPAM Systems Inc (NYSE:EPAM) by 28.7% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 2,099 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after selling 846 shares during the period. Ramsey Quantitative Systems’ holdings in EPAM Systems were worth $244,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Software giant Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) reported its second quarter of fiscal 2019 earnings results on Jan. 30, turning in earnings per share of $1.10 and revenue of $32.47 billion, good for year-over-year growth of 12.3% and 14.6%, respectively. Pretty good numbers for a company as large and established as Microsoft. The company also called for revenue to fall in the range of $29.4 billion and $30.1 billion, nearly hitting the consensus of $29.83 billion at the midpoint of the range. 

Although those distilled numbers tell us that Microsoft’s business keeps marching in the right direction, it’s worth looking at some of management’s commentary on the most recent earnings call to get a better sense of how the business is performing.

Image source: Microsoft.

1. Let’s talk gaming

Microsoft’s gaming revenue was up 8% year over year during the second quarter, with revenue from Xbox software and services rising 31% over that same period. Although the gaming business grew more slowly than the overall business did in the quarter, this is still a pretty solid result, especially considering the company, as well as the industry overall, is in the final innings of the current game console cycle. 

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc.(BCRX)

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX) shares fell on Tuesday after the company announced initial results from its hereditary angioedema (HAE) trial.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BCRX) rose over 21% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. In the beginning of the month, the company announced the successful sale of 10.4 million shares that raised around $57.5 million in gross proceeds.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Idera Pharmaceuticals shares slid further when management announced an attempt to merge with BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BCRX) earlier this year. BioCryst shareholders vehemently opposed the merger, which has investors feeling extra skeptical about tilsotolimod’s potential.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Logitech International S.A.(LOGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its holdings in Logitech International SA (NASDAQ:LOGI) by 6.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 505,597 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 30,656 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd. owned 0.31% of Logitech International worth $22,273,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Top Image Systems (NASDAQ: LOGI) and Logitech International (NASDAQ:LOGI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Logitech (NASDAQ: LOGI) and TransAct Technologies (NASDAQ:TACT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and profitability.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Kenon Holdings Ltd.(KEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nordic American Tanker (NYSE: NAT) and Kenon (NYSE:KEN) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kenon (NYSE: KEN) and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Monday, the utilities shares climbed 0.3 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC), up 6 percent, and Kenon Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KEN), up 5 percent.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kenon (NYSE: KEN) and Odyssey Marine Exploration (NASDAQ:OMEX) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Golden Ocean Group (NASDAQ: GOGL) and Kenon (NYSE:KEN) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Chevron Corporation(CVX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) bid on just two blocks and did not win either bid. Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) bid on 29 blocks and was the high bidder on 24. Chevron’s high bids totaled $36.64 million, nearly 30% of the high bids. Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS-A) won all 16 bids it made for a total of $22.93 million. Total SA (NYSE: TOT) won 9 of 9 blocks it bid on for a total of $15.11 million. BP plc (NYSE: BP) won 27 of 27 bids with a total of $20.01 million. No other company had high bids of more than $7 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) traded up about 1.2%, at $119.39 in a 52-week range of $105.81 to $133.88. As of last night’s close, Chevron shares are trading up about 12.3% over the past year.

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    Higher oil prices haven’t helped large integrated oil companies such as Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) much, though they did see gains Tuesday with the rest o the market and after a positive note from Bank of America Merrill on Exxon.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NewMarket Corporation(NEU)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    NewMarket’s (NEU) CEO Teddy Gottwald on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) NEU Crosses Below Key Moving Average Level (nasdaq.com) NewMarket misses by $1.15, misses on revenue (seekingalpha.com) NewMarket Corporation Reports Second Quarter and First Half 2018 Results (finance.yahoo.com) NewMarket: 2Q Earnings Snapshot (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on NEU shares. TheStreet raised NewMarket from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. ValuEngine lowered NewMarket from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 2nd.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neumark (CURRENCY:NEU) traded down 1.5% against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 10:00 AM E.T. on June 8th. In the last seven days, Neumark has traded up 3.6% against the U.S. dollar. One Neumark token can now be purchased for about $0.39 or 0.00005083 BTC on popular exchanges including EtherDelta (ForkDelta), YoBit, Liqui and HitBTC. Neumark has a total market cap of $11.07 million and approximately $118,143.00 worth of Neumark was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Royce & Associates LP increased its position in shares of NewMarket Co. (NYSE:NEU) by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 26,362 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after purchasing an additional 150 shares during the quarter. Royce & Associates LP owned 0.22% of NewMarket worth $10,663,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Plug Power Inc.(PLUG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    On the surface, it appears that hydrogen fuel cell pioneer Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) is cruising through 2018. New supply and customer agreements seem to be paying off, as demonstrated by a record $63.2 million in net revenue generated through the first six months of the year. That’s a 76% leap from the same period of 2017.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG) was down 2.1% during trading on Friday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The company traded as low as $1.89 and last traded at $1.88. Approximately 139,031 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 94% from the average daily volume of 2,159,332 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.92.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG) saw short interest rise by 3.1% to 37.61 million shares. Days to cover rose from eight to 12. In the two weeks to June 15, the share price rose by nearly 3%. The stock’s 52-week range is $1.53 to $3.21, and shares closed most recently at $2.03, up about 4.6% for the day.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Enzymotec Ltd.(ENZY )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Press coverage about Enzymotec (NASDAQ:ENZY) has trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Enzymotec earned a coverage optimism score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 44.1639541610912 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Union Pacific Corporation(UNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas boosted its position in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 15.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 341,835 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 45,802 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Union Pacific were worth $48,431,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty-six ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $148.44.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Financial Advocates Investment Management raised its position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 52.5% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,658 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,323 shares during the quarter. Financial Advocates Investment Management’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $1,299,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gemmer Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 200.0% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,950 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,300 shares during the period. Gemmer Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $318,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.(SHOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

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

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

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

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Electronics for Imaging Inc.(EFII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Analysts expect Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) to report sales of $842.46 million for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Five analysts have issued estimates for Crane’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $867.00 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $819.90 million. Crane reported sales of $702.50 million in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 19.9%. The firm is expected to issue its next earnings report on Monday, July 23rd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Crane will report full year sales of $3.38 billion for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $3.35 billion to $3.43 billion. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report sales of $3.53 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $3.42 billion to $3.64 billion. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Crane.

Hot Growth Stocks To Buy For 2019: BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc.(BCRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Idera Pharmaceuticals fell 20.4% after the biotech company announced the termination of its planned merger with BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BCRX).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BCRX) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Shares ofIdera Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IDRA), a clinical-stage biopharma focused on oncology and rare diseases, fell 16% as of 2:20 p.m. EDT on Wednesday after itsproposedmerger with BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BCRX) was called off. Shares of BioCryst were up about 1% on the news.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Growth Stocks To Buy For 2019: Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.(OREX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Orexigen Therapeutics (NASDAQ:OREX) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Orexigen Therapeutics earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 45.6752029162772 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: OREX) traded down about 78% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $0.31 after closing Friday at $1.40. The stock’s 52-week high is $4.46. Volume was around 7.5million, about 15 times the daily average. The company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: OREX) traded down about 12% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $0.29 after closing Monday at $0.33. The stock’s 52-week high is $4.46. Volume was around 5.9 million, about 8 times the daily average. The company filed Monday for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Hot Growth Stocks To Buy For 2019: Biglari Holdings Inc.(BH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) were down 17 percent to $352.05. Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Biglari Holdings (NYSE:BH)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $195.09 and last traded at $197.24, with a volume of 16566 shares. The stock had previously closed at $209.09.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) were down 20 percent to $339.00. Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
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James and Carrie Finan have been house-hunting in the Seattle area for four months in a seemingly futile race against time: Theyre living in a room in James mothers house and their first child is due in September.

Theyve seen about 40 starterhouses that match their criteria$350,000 or less, three bedrooms, about 1,200 square feet — and made four offers ranging from $32,000 to $82,000 above asking price. Theyve lost out each time.

Every time we hear were not getting it, my heart kind of sinks, James, 29, says. Its been insane.

A big reason the Finans are struggling is the regulatory morass faced by builders like Mike Walsh. On a parcel in Sammamish, Wash., a Seattle suburb, he wouldlike to build 36 relatively affordable houses. But since zoning changes in recent years permit just 25, hell have to sell each at $1.2 million to make the project profitable.

best stock buys: Myriad Genetics, Inc.(MYGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN), a DNA diagnostics specialist, dropped 61.4% last year, according todata from S&P Global Market Intelligence.Efforts to offset hereditary cancer-testing segment losses just weren’t successful enough to keep profits, and the stock, from sliding last year.

best stock buys: PowerShares S&P SmallCap Information Technology Portfolio(PSCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    On this chart, I plotted the year-to-date performance of the Nasdaq Composite index against two exchange-traded funds (ETFs) — one is an ETF that tracks the small-cap Russell 2000 index, and the other is PowerShares S&P SmallCap Information Technology Portfolio ETF (Nasdaq: PSCT), which serves as a proxy for the types of small-cap tech stocks that are a focus of my premium newsletter, Game-Changing Stocks.

  • [By ]

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

best stock buys: OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd.(OB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    The list of below stocks is notable as the shares have traded on sequentially increasing volume spanning the trading days from September 16 to September 20:

best stock buys: BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc.(BCRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Loxo Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: LOXO) rose 32.7 percent to $65.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported that larotrectinib trial demonstrated 76 percent confirmed objective response rate.
    Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: DVAX) shares rose 22 percent to $7.20 in the pre-market trading session after the company on Friday presented updated data for SD-101 in combination with KEYTRUDA.
    Puma Biotechnology Inc (NASDAQ: PBYI) rose 21.7 percent to $99.75 in pre-market trading as the company disclosed positive PB272 Phase 2 data from TBCRC 022 trial at ASCO17.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares rose 20.7 percent to $3.21 in pre-market trading after the company reported that RedZone has acquired all the assets of Trendit including three technology patents.
    Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE: FOR) rose 13.1 percent to $16.05 in pre-market trading after D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) proposed to buy 75 percent of Forestar Group for $16.25 per share in cash.
    TG Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: TGTX) shares rose 12 percent to $15.50 in pre-market trading after the company said Phase 3 GENUINE trial met primary endpoint with TG-1101 + ibrutinib increasing overall response rate by >70 percent versuss ibrutinib alone.
    Gigamon Inc (NYSE: GIMO) gained 10.8 percent to $43.55. Reuters reported that Gigamon is exploring a potential sale.
    BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX) rose 8.7 percent to $6.00 in pre-market trading after the company announced Rapivab pediatric sNDA acceptance by the FDA.
    Array Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ: ARRY) rose 7.2 percent to $8.77 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.68 percent on Friday.
    Ehi Car Services Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: EHIC) shares rose 6.4 percent to $10.76 in pre-market trading. eHi Car Services posted Q1 earnings of $0.06 on sales of $89.43 million.
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS) rose 5.9 percent to $114.79 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.69 percent on Friday.
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  • [By Sean Williams]

    Shares of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BCRX), a biotech company that develops small-molecule drugs to block enzymes involved in disease proliferation, surged as much as 12% today after a report was issued that a highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu was found in the northern part of Malaysia.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: BCRX) shares gained 5.98% to $6.91 in the pre-market session after the company has been awarded contract by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop BCX4430 for the treatment of Marburg virus disease.

best stock buys: Lifetime Brands Inc.(LCUT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Monday, cyclical consumer goods & services shares gained by 0.41 percent. Top gainers in the sector included Kandi Technologies Group Inc (NASDAQ: KNDI), Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc (NYSE: HOT), and Lifetime Brands Inc (NASDAQ: LCUT).

best stock buys: Paragon Offshore plc (PGNPQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Paragon Offshore’s (OTCPK:PGNPQ) former management’s audacious efforts to omit parts of the senior secured lenders by deeming them unimpaired and instead pay out the majority of the company’s cash to junior unsecured bondholders by presenting a set of entirely unrealistic business forecasts to the court. Fortunately, in case of Paragon Offshore, the bankruptcy judge recognized the framing and accordingly denied confirmation of the company’s plan of reorganization, effectively sending Paragon Offshore back to the drawing board. Consequently, management was ousted after the failure. I have covered the Paragon Offshore saga in a series of articles over the past few quarters, so interested investors might want to take a look at this highly fascinating and still evolving case study.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    With even brand new rigs struggling to find work, the jig was soon up for owners of old equipment, like Paragon Offshore (OTCPK:PGNPQ), which is currently undergoing its second debt restructuring in less than three years of independent existence. Likewise, drillers with a fondness for aggressive use of debt were soon in trouble, most notably, former high-flier Seadrill (SDRL) and its little brother North Atlantic Drilling (NADL), which will no doubt file for restructuring within months. As a consequence of the crisis, the OSD industry now has a number of participants without a large debt burden, either new entrants like Borr Drilling, or established competitors that have had debt reduced in a restructuring, such as Ocean Rig (ORIG), to be followed within this year by others, almost certainly including each of SDRL, NADL, and Pacific Drilling (PACD).

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2018

&l;p&g;The 20% &q;Qualified Business Income&q; deduction under Code Section 199A is a brand new pretty substantial tax break.&a;nbsp; The&a;nbsp;20% deduction is hedged by a lot of restrictions, but I think I may have found the secret to unleashing its power .&a;nbsp; Out of the over &l;a href=&q;http://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20171218/CRPT-115HRPT-466.pdf&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;one thousand pages in the committee report on the bill&l;/a&g;, I am obsessing about one sentence fragment on page 24 – …&a;nbsp; &q;20 percent of the aggregate amount of the qualified cooperative dividends of the taxpayer for the taxable year&q;.

&l;strong&g;No Restrictions&l;/strong&g;

The way the act is written there are no restrictions on cooperative dividends – no requirement for W-2 wages or depreciable assets once taxpayer is over an income threshold and even more intriguing no restriction of the fields of endeavor that generate the cooperative dividends.&a;nbsp; Once taxpayers are above the income threshold, income from the fields of law and health and several others generally does not qualify for the deduction, but those restrictions do not affect qualified cooperative dividends.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: Israel Chemicals Shs(ICL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Claudia Maedler]

    In Israel, the TA-25 Index (TA-25) gained 1.9 percent at the close in Tel Aviv as Israel Corp. jumped 9 percent, the most since July 2009, to 1,755 shekels. The shares soared along with those of its Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL) unit, which advanced 6.4 percent on speculation that a possible change in ownership of Russian potash producer OAO Uralkali could help stabilize prices of the crop nutrient.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: DragonWave Inc(DRWI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Ubiquiti Networks still having been a strong performer when compared topotential small cap peersCeragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ: CRNT) andDragonWave, Inc (NASDAQ: DRWI) which have performed pretty poorly:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    DragonWave, Inc.(USA) (NASDAQ: DRWI) shares dropped 19 percent to $2.35. DragonWave reported a Q3 loss of $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.2 million.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Ubiquiti Networks largely headingupwards while small cap peersCeragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ: CRNT) andDragonWave, Inc (NASDAQ: DRWI) have largely headed the other direction:

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc.(BCRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Loxo Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: LOXO) rose 32.7 percent to $65.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported that larotrectinib trial demonstrated 76 percent confirmed objective response rate.
    Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: DVAX) shares rose 22 percent to $7.20 in the pre-market trading session after the company on Friday presented updated data for SD-101 in combination with KEYTRUDA.
    Puma Biotechnology Inc (NASDAQ: PBYI) rose 21.7 percent to $99.75 in pre-market trading as the company disclosed positive PB272 Phase 2 data from TBCRC 022 trial at ASCO17.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares rose 20.7 percent to $3.21 in pre-market trading after the company reported that RedZone has acquired all the assets of Trendit including three technology patents.
    Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE: FOR) rose 13.1 percent to $16.05 in pre-market trading after D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) proposed to buy 75 percent of Forestar Group for $16.25 per share in cash.
    TG Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: TGTX) shares rose 12 percent to $15.50 in pre-market trading after the company said Phase 3 GENUINE trial met primary endpoint with TG-1101 + ibrutinib increasing overall response rate by >70 percent versuss ibrutinib alone.
    Gigamon Inc (NYSE: GIMO) gained 10.8 percent to $43.55. Reuters reported that Gigamon is exploring a potential sale.
    BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX) rose 8.7 percent to $6.00 in pre-market trading after the company announced Rapivab pediatric sNDA acceptance by the FDA.
    Array Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ: ARRY) rose 7.2 percent to $8.77 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.68 percent on Friday.
    Ehi Car Services Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: EHIC) shares rose 6.4 percent to $10.76 in pre-market trading. eHi Car Services posted Q1 earnings of $0.06 on sales of $89.43 million.
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS) rose 5.9 percent to $114.79 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.69 percent on Friday.
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  • [By Sean Williams]

    Shares of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BCRX), a biotech company that develops small-molecule drugs to block enzymes involved in disease proliferation, surged as much as 12% today after a report was issued that a highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu was found in the northern part of Malaysia.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: BCRX) shares gained 5.98% to $6.91 in the pre-market session after the company has been awarded contract by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop BCX4430 for the treatment of Marburg virus disease.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: Radiant Logistics, Inc.(RLGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

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

    United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNFI) reported better-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter on Monday. United Natural Foods shares gained 1.51 percent to $42.45 in the after-hours trading session.
    Wall Street expects Radiant Logistics Inc (NYSE: RLGT) to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $202.06 million after the closing bell. Radiant Logistics shares rose 3.68 percent to close at $3.10 on Monday.
    Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) announced the acquisition of Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE: FCX)’s deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets for $2 billion. The company also reported an offering of 35.25 million shares of common stock. Anadarko Petroleum shares dropped 2.92 percent to $56.10 in the after-hours trading session.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the cyclical consumer goods & services sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Lithia Motors Inc (NYSE: LAD) and Radiant Logistics Inc (NYSE: RLGT).

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.(SBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SBH) posted a new 52-week low of $20.22 on Friday, down 0.3% compared with Thursday’s closing price of $20.28. The stock’s 52-week high is $32.93. Volume was more than triple the daily average of around 2 million shares. The company had no specific news Friday.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: TripAdvisor, Inc.(TRIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Online travel stock Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) reportedQ1 2017 earnings after the market closed on Tuesday with shares up in afterhours /premarket trading. Q1 revenue rose 6% (or 7% on a constant currency basis) to $372 million as hotel revenue grew 4% to $314 million and non-hotel revenue rose 18% to $58 million.Net income was $13 million versus $29 million. Key business metrics cited in the earnings report included:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) dropped about 22% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $30.80 after closing at $39.53 on Monday. The 52-week high is $65.56. Volume was around 24 million, eight times the daily average of around 3 million. The company reported weak revenues Monday and it and two of its competitors are getting hammered today.

  • [By Seth McNew]

    However, while focus on the lodging industry and regulation around it is heating up, Airbnb is quickly expanding its business in a way that should put more industries than hotels on alert. Here’s why companies in other industries, such as Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE), Priceline (NASDAQ:PCLN), and TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP), should be watching Airbnb’s growth closely as well.