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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019

Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC cut its position in shares of General Electric (NYSE:GE) by 20.1% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 55,160 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after selling 13,892 shares during the period. Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC’s holdings in General Electric were worth $751,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of General Electric during the first quarter valued at approximately $116,000. Santori & Peters Inc. bought a new stake in shares of General Electric during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $120,000. Archford Capital Strategies LLC bought a new stake in shares of General Electric during the first quarter valued at approximately $121,000. Blue Chip Wealth Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of General Electric during the first quarter valued at approximately $135,000. Finally, Harborview Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of General Electric during the first quarter valued at approximately $137,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 53.72% of the company’s stock.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Beazer Homes USA, Inc.(BZH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) was down 6% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $14.27 and last traded at $14.38. Approximately 672,285 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 12% from the average daily volume of 601,101 shares. The stock had previously closed at $15.29.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) – Wedbush raised their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Beazer Homes USA in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 3rd. Wedbush analyst J. Mccanless now forecasts that the construction company will post earnings per share of $2.07 for the year, up from their previous estimate of $1.75. Wedbush currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $22.00 target price on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Beazer Homes USA’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.00 EPS and Q2 2019 earnings at $0.32 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Beazer Homes USA (NYSE: BZH) and M.D.C. (NYSE:MDC) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    Industrias Bachoco, S.A.B. de C.V.  (NYSE:IBA)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJan. 31, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Civitas Solutions, Inc.(CIVI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Civitas Solutions Inc (NYSE:CIVI) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $20.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Balter Liquid Alternatives LLC acquired a new position in shares of Civitas Solutions (NYSE:CIVI) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 11,572 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $178,000.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Brookfield Renewable Powerr Fund(BEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Scott Levine]

    Instead of a yieldco perhaps a master limited partnership like Brookfield Renewable Partners LP (NYSE:BEP). which also secures PPAs will pique investors’ interests. With 876 generating facilities, including hydroelectric, wind, solar, and storage, Brookfield Renewable Partners has a portfolio of projects that represents 17,400 MW of installed capacity. Looking ahead, the company targets annual investments of $600 million to $700 million in high-quality assets, which will provide 12% to 15% returns on investment. Similar to Pattern Energy, Brookfield returned more than 90% of its CAFD to shareholders in 2017; however, unlike Pattern Energy, Brookfield Renewable Partners identifies a long-term payout ratio of 70% from its CAFD. Of greater appeal to conservative investors may be the fact that the company maintains an investment-grade balance sheet based on credit ratings from both Standard & Poor’s and DBRS.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    A driving factor of the company’s ability to self-fund growth is the dramatic improvement of its financial profile. One evidence of this is that “following the closing of the Saeta transaction, Moody’s upgraded our corporate credit rating from B1 to Ba3,” according to CFO Matthew Berger. That’s due in part to the fact that the company decided to issue more equity than initially expected to finance the deal so that it could improve its financial metrics more quickly. That stock, which it sold to Brookfield Asset Management and its affiliate Brookfield Renewable Partners (NYSE:BEP), helped reduce TerraForm Power’s corporate debt-to-cash flow ratio toward its 4.0 to 5.0 times target range. That puts the company within striking distance of receiving another credit upgrade to an investment-grade rating, which is TerraForm’s goal.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Brookfield Asset Management is the company behind Brookfield Infrastructure Partners — as well as Brookfield Renewable Partners (NYSE: BEP), Brookfield Property Partners (NASDAQ: BPY), Brookfield Business Partners (NYSE: BBU), and more recently Terraform Power (NASDAQ: TERP).

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Renewable energy is a hot sector as the world increasingly focuses on generating electricity from clean sources that provide an ever refreshed wellspring of power. But before you run out and buy just any old renewable power company, you need to step back and take a deeper look at the businesses you are considering. Two stocks you should be looking at today are Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P.’s (NYSE:BEP) and NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE), both of which have secret weapons as they grow in the hot renewable power space.

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP®, Neha Chamaria, and Matthew DiLallo]

    While there is no 100% accurate way to predict whether a stock will be able to pay dividends forever, there are some stocks that are certainly more likely to than others. Here’s why our contributors think investors who want a lifelong stream of dividend income should consider real-estate investment trust Realty Income (NYSE:O) and energy plays Brookfield Renewable Partners (NYSE:BEP) and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: SoftBank Group Corp. (SFTBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Here Are 4 Hot Things to Know About Stocks Right Now Dow Jones futures point to a 281 point drop when markets open. S&P 500 mini futures were down 1.04% and Nasdaq futures were off 1.05%. Action Alerts PLUS holding Facebook (FB) shares are down 1% in premarket trading ahead of CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s second round of in front of U.S. lawmakers. Shares gained 4.5% while he testified in front of the Senate Tuesday.  SoftBank Group Corp. (SFTBY) and Deutsche Telekom AG (DTEGY) , the respective owners of Sprint (S) and T-Mobile US (TMUS) surged on reports of more merger talks. Maybe Trump is right about Action Alerts PLUS holding Amazon (AMZN) : Jefferies estimates that about 62% of Amazons packages flow through the USPS. Via @BrianSozzi Overview

    Wall Street futures were in the red Wednesday, April 11, ahead of key inflation data out of the U.S. expected at 8:30 am ET. Futures fell significantly after President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday morning telling Russia to “get ready” for Syria Missile Strikes. 

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    In April 2018, Nemaska (OTCQX:NMKEF) drew nearly $100 million in investment from Japan’s SoftBank (OTCPK:SFTBY) group in exchange for a 9.9% interest in the company and access to lithium hydroxide produced by the company. In March 2018, CATL the world’s soon-to-be largest lithium battery manufacturer purchased a controlling stake in the Quebec Lithium project in consideration for $66 million. In February 2018, Korean steel giant, POSCO (PKX) announced a supply agreement and investment into Australian lithium miner Pilbara Minerals (OTCPK:PILBF). In January 2018, Toyota Tsusho (OTCPK:TYHOF), the strategic trading arm of Toyota Motors, invested approximately A$300 million in Orocobre (OTCPK:OROCF) in consideration for 15% of the company. Now, in April 2018, Swedish battery start-up NorthVolt has announced that it has signed an agreement for the supply of up to 5,000 metric tons per year of lithium hydroxide produced at Nemaska Lithium’s commercial plant in Shawinigan, Quebec. In connection with the supply of lithium chemicals, NorthVolt has agreed to deliver to Nemaska a 10 million euro promissory note that can be converted into voting shares of NorthVolt.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    As stand-alone entities, Deutsche Telekom controlled 63% of T-Mobile, and SoftBank (NASDAQOTH:SFTBY) had an 83% stake in Sprint. For the new company, Deutsche Telekom will hold a 42% stake, and SoftBank will control 27%. The remaining 31% will be in the public’s hands. This goes back to that loss of control and how Deutsche Telekom will be holding the cards here.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Unfortunately, Intel eventually lost that promising market to chip designs from SoftBank’s (NASDAQOTH:SFTBY) Arm Holdings, which now power 95% of the world’s wearable devices. Top ARM chipmakers like Qualcomm, riding high on ARM’s reputation for power-efficient designs in mobile devices, easily marginalized Intel’s chips.

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    T-Mobile owner, Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY) , saw shares surge 3.65% in Frankfurt to €14.06 and Sprint’s Japanese owner SoftBank Group Corp. (SFTBY) shares gained as much as 4.8% in Tokyo on Wednesday, before paring gains to 3.54%.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    China Mobile’s expansion into the U.S. wouldn’t be unprecedented. Japanese telecom Softbank (NASDAQOTH:SFTBY) also entered the American market nearly six years ago, taking a majority stake in Sprint to offset a slowdown in its home market. It then repeatedly pushed Sprint to merge with T-Mobile US.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: HubSpot, Inc.(HUBS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [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 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.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    HubSpot Inc (NYSE:HUBS) General Counsel John P. Kelleher sold 408 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $120.00, for a total transaction of $48,960.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the general counsel now directly owns 40,646 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,877,520. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP(TEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Earlier this year, Tallgrass Energy GP (NYSE:TEGP) agreed to acquire its master limited partnership, Tallgrass Energy Partners (NYSE:TEP) in an all-stock deal. This transaction is one of many similar ones in the sector over the past few years as energy infrastructure companies have had to grapple with the fallout of the oil market downturn. Like the deals before it, and those announced afterward, the transaction will create one stronger entity that’s well positioned to grow in the coming years while still offering income-seeking investors a generous income stream. That income with upside makes Tallgrass a stock that investors will want to keep on their radar, especially considering the strength of its financial profile.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. trimmed its position in shares of Tallgrass Energy Partners LP (NYSE:TEP) by 21.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 686,632 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 190,040 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned approximately 0.94% of Tallgrass Energy Partners worth $26,016,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    Tallgrass Energy Partners (TEP) : “That dividend is a red flag. That group has become a house of pain and I’m not going there.”

    Mallinckrodt (MNK) : “They had a better-than-expected quarter, but I am worried and I’m staying away.”

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: InterXion Holding N.V.(INXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Interxion (NYSE:INXN) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Traders acquired 960 call options on the company. This is an increase of 1,584% compared to the typical daily volume of 57 call options.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Model N (NYSE: INXN) and InterXion (NYSE:INXN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors LLC lessened its holdings in shares of Interxion (NYSE:INXN) by 1.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 102,697 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 1,927 shares during the quarter. Interxion comprises approximately 4.4% of Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 5th biggest holding. Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors LLC owned 0.14% of Interxion worth $6,378,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Interxion (NYSE:INXN) had its price objective boosted by Citigroup from $68.00 to $75.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning. Citigroup currently has a buy rating on the technology company’s stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Internap (NYSE: INXN) and InterXion (NYSE:INXN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ohr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(OHRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    OHR Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ:OHRP)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low on Thursday . The company traded as low as $0.18 and last traded at $0.19, with a volume of 5632 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $0.19.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: OHRP) traded down about 3% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $0.31 after closing Tuesday at $0.32. The 52-week high is $2.18. Volume was over 10 million, more than 4 times the daily average of around 2.4 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: OHRP) dropped nearly 83% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.35 after closing at $2.02 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week hig is $2.18. Volume was around 32.6 million, more than 30 times the daily average of around 1.2 million. The company reported that topline data from a clinical study failed to meet its primary endpoint.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: OHRP) dropped nearly 13% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $0.24. Shares closed at $0.27 on Friday and the stock’s 52-week high is $2.18. Volume was around 1 million, about a third of the daily average of about 3.3 million. The company had no specific news Tuesday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    OHR Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ:OHRP)’s share price fell 9.1% during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $0.22 and last traded at $0.24. 16,800 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 98% from the average session volume of 1,040,668 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.22.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: U.S. Bancorp(USB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Deutsche Bank also favors this top super-regional bank for the rest of 2018. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States and fourth largest by number of branches. Founded in 1929 and headquartered in Minneapolis, USBancorp offers a comprehensive line of banking, investment, brokerage, trust and mortgage services to consumers, businesses and institutions.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer lifted their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for U.S. Bancorp in a research note issued on Tuesday, September 18th. Oppenheimer analyst C. Kotowski now expects that the financial services provider will post earnings of $1.05 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $1.01. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for U.S. Bancorp’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.07 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $4.44 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

    Several other analysts also recently commented on USB. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $57.00 target price on U.S. Bancorp and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a hold rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of U.S. Bancorp in a research note on Thursday, April 5th. Citigroup upgraded U.S. Bancorp from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $58.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, May 11th. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on U.S. Bancorp from $61.00 to $57.00 and set an underweight rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, April 19th. Finally, Vining Sparks reiterated a buy rating and set a $61.00 price target on shares of U.S. Bancorp in a research note on Friday, April 6th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. U.S. Bancorp presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $58.38.

  • [By John Maxfield]

    Lapera: [laughs] In that case, now that we’re done with this small talk, let’s talk about PNC Bank and shareholder letters. We’re going to interweave the two topics. Let’s start with what’s going on with PNC Bank in general right now. The reason we picked PNC Bank to begin with is because after doing that [U.S. Bancorp] (NYSE: USB) episode last week, which, if you want to link to that, I’m happy to send it. Maxfield finally published that article on the Richard Davis interview. If you emailed me about that, I’m going to email you back as soon as the show is over and send that to you. If anyone else wants that article, I’m more than happy to email it to you. Our email is industryfocus@fool.com. Winding back, the reason we’re talking about PNC Bank is because we talked about how great U.S. Bancorp’s efficiency ratio is, and PNC Bank has an even better one.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) should be positioned to do well compared with the rest of the major banks in 2018 and beyond. The problem is that you would never know it if you only looked at its stock price. This is the largest regional bank in America, as well as the seventh largest bank in America by assets. Is it possible that all the good things and solid returns are more than fully reflected in the share price?

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019

1. Stock market overview: U.S. stock futures were a bit sluggish Monday after major indexes hit fresh record highs last week.

Asian markets closed with mixed results, and European markets also struggled to find direction.

The Dow Jones industrial average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all rose by more than 2% over the past week to hit all-time highs.

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2. Watching Wynn: Investors are closely monitoring shares in casino firms Wynn Macau (WYNMY) and Wynn Resorts (WYNN).

Shares in Wynn Resorts plunged more than 10% Friday after a Wall Street Journal story detailed numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against founder and CEO Steve Wynn.

Wynn denied the charges in the Journal story.

“The idea that I ever assaulted any woman is preposterous,” he said in a statement that the company sent to CNN.

On Monday, Wynn Macau stock fell 6.5% in Hong Kong.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Brookfield Renewable Powerr Fund(BEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Federico Zaldua]

    I expect the Brookfield Group of Companies, which is composed of no fewer than 15 publicly traded entities, to be very active acquisitive in the near-term future. Here I focus my attention on three members of the Brookfield Group that are going to be the most active with M&A. While Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) will concentrate its M&A efforts into all geographies and all asset classes, Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners (BEP) and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP) will concentrate on their respective industries. Let’s see whether you should go long on any of this separate -although related – entities.

    Good Operational Performance

    Brookfield Asset Management, held by Lou Simpson and Ron Baron, counts with a liquidity position of more than $5 billion at the parent and principal subsidiaries along with nearly $10 billion drawable private fund commitments. More importantly, the company has expressed its interest into using this liquidity to make acquisitions. Management clearly stated in its letter to shareholders:

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: 3D Systems Corporation(DDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Voxeljet AGalong with other small cap 3D printing stocks like ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE), 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) and Stratasys, Ltd (NASDAQ: SSYS) all peaking around 2013-2014 when the bubble burst:

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    Here are 10 virtual reality stocks to watch in 2017, with today’s opening price (Feb. 22) and the year-to-date (YTD) return thus far:

    3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD); $17.12; +26.71% YTDUniversal Display Corp. (Nasdaq: OLED); $71.60; +25.49% YTDAdvanced Micro Devices Inc. (Nasdaq: AMD); $14.30; +24.22% YTDFacebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB); $133.60; +18.64% YTDAdobe Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBE); $119.67; +15.93% YTDSony Corp. (NYSE ADR: SNE); $31.29; +11.49% YTDAlphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL); $848; +7.49% YTDAmbarella Inc. (Nasdaq: AMBA); $57.85; +6.26% YTDMicrosoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT); $64.33; +3.16% YTDRockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE: COL); $93.97; +0.97% YTD

    The virtual reality industry could reach $33.9 billion in value by 2022, which is why virtual reality stocks are more popular than ever.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) slipped by 1.7% to 27.25 million shares. Some 25.7% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover fell from 11 to seven. In the two-week short interest period, the share price rose by 1.1%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $6.00 to $19.76, and shares closed at $14.88 on Friday, down about 1.6% on the day.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap 3D printing stock3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) is scheduled for before the market opens onTuesday (February 28th). It goes without saying that 3D printing / 3D printer stocks did not live up to the lofty expectations of investors. In the case of 3D Systems Corporation,anew CEO came onboard last April with him conducting a comprehensive review of the Companys operations while Q3 earnings werebetter-than-expected.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows ExOne Co along with other small cap 3D printing stocks like3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD), Stratasys, Ltd (NASDAQ: SSYS) and Voxeljet AG (NYSE: VJET) all peaking in 2013/2014 with the bubble clearly bursting since then:

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Discover Financial Services(DFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JACK HOUGH]

    Like CVS, Discover has trounced the broad market over the long term but sold off recently. It’s down more than 15% this year. Costs rose early in the year in part due to one-time expenses related to anti-money-laundering efforts and other regulatory concerns. Analysts predict an offsetting decline in expenses next year. Don’t confuse Discover with a company that’s primarily in the business of running a credit-card network, like Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA). It’s basically a credit-card lender, like Capital One Financial (COF), that runs its own network to gain a competitive advantage.

    By saving on network fees, Discover can offer attractive card rewards, including a popular cash-back program. Any card lender can offer cash back, of course, but being too aggressive risks hurting margins. Discover has grown its portfolio of credit-card loans much faster than big banks have in recent years. And it has done so with industry-leading returns on capital. Rising growth could be on the way. Early this year, Discover went on a marketing spree. Last quarter, it reported its best card growth since 2007. Historically, new-card growth and loan growth have been closely correlated. In a November note to investors, Morgan Stanley analyst Cheryl Pate predicted accelerating loan growth within six months. Meanwhile, defaults remain low. Shares sell for less than 10 times projected earnings for the next four quarters, down from 12 times at the end of last year. They could rise 20% on a combination of earnings growth and a valuation rebound. The dividend yield is 2%. 

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We get the bull case.American Express is a blue-chip Dow component with an iconic global brand. It generates >30% returns on tangible, but it is trading well below its historical multiple and has underperformed post the election. Costco is now in the rearview mirror, and the string of negative surprises that have weighed on the stock are now poised to abate and position the company to start surprising positively. With Capital One Financial (COF), Discover Financial Services (DFS), and Synchrony Financial (SYF) all trading near their historical peaks, some have concluded thatAmerican Express is headed back to its historical high above $90. While this thought process may sound logical, we believe it only works in a world where generalists are steering the ship, and view it as highly susceptible to unraveling when negative revisions hit. American Express is not the business it once was, it doesnt have the same earnings power, and, in our view, it doesnt deserve to trade near its historical valuation.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    While a new year has been ushered in, it is clear PayPal’s philosophy has not changed. Last week, PayPal entered into another major agreement, this time with credit card issuerDiscover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS).

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: eBay Inc.(EBAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    The only disappointing news for the day came from Verizon (VZ) , Travelers (TRV) and Ebay (EBAY) , Cramer said, but most investors didn’t even see that news amidst the flurry of positivity.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Both Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) promoted Cyber Monday prices beginning on Black Friday. And many other retailers have also posted online flyers advertising their Cyber Monday specials. BFAds.net noted that there were fewer ad flyers this year. Dell Inc., eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY), and Toys R Us, among others, have announced special deals for Cyber Monday.

  • [By Mark Fritz]

    Google had argued its ads help smaller European merchants compete directly with Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY).

    Before the Intel case came down, Vestager said Tuesday that Google was tweaking its shopping ads and was moving “in the right direction” to avoid further fines.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Alphabet’s (GOOGL)  Waymo has hired Tekedra Mawakana as its new VP of public policy and government affairs, according to Recode.

    The hire illustrates the company preparing for a legal war against Uber regarding autonomous vehicles, and for policy battles regarding government affairs with Washington and around the country.

    “As we take fully self-driving cars to the roads, Tekedra will work with policymakers at all levels to realize the enormous safety, mobility and economic benefits of this technology,” CEO of Waymo John Krafcik said in a statement to Recode on Monday.

    Mawakana has previously served as VP of global government relations at eBay (EBAY) ,  Yahoo’s! (YHOO) deputy general counsel and has held policy positions over the course of about a dozen years at AOL. 

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, utilities shares fell by 1.08 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included South Jersey Industries Inc (NYSE: SJI), down 4 percent, and MDU Resources Group Inc (NYSE: MDU), down 4 percent.