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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019

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Warren Buffett said today in an interview that the &l;a href=&q;https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/25/warren-buffett-says-the-wealthy-are-undertaxed-compared-to-the-rest-of-the-us-population.html&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;wealthy in the U.S. are undertaxed&l;/a&g;. Despite being a billionaire, this isn&s;t a new theme for him. It&s;s an argument based on his view of fairness, rather than self-interest. For example, in the past he&s;s mentioned how he thinks it&s;s wrong that he ends up paying a lower rate of tax than his secretary. This is because of how taxes on income relative to &l;a href=&q;http://www.forbes.com/sites/simonmoore/2016/10/18/taxes-can-offer-a-free-lunch-for-investors/&q;&g;long-term capital gains&l;/a&g;&a;nbsp;typically work. Currently, income taxes are generally higher than&a;nbsp;the rate of tax&a;nbsp;on long-term capital-gains.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Emerson Electric Company(EMR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    The first list of Dividend Aristocrats published in 1989 comprised 26 stocks. Remarkably, nine of the 26 stocks are still part of the Dividend Aristocrat group.

    Dividend Aristocrat No. of Years of Consecutive Dividend Increases Payout Ratio (Last 12 Months) Current Dividend Yield
    Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) 55 67.6% 2.7%
    Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) 62 37.4% 2%
    Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR) 60 69% 2.62%
    Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) 62 62.7% 3.12%
    Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) 55 724.9% 2.57%
    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) 55 440.7% 3.5%
    Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW) 55 37.4% 1.97%
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) 60 70.4% 2.65%
    Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) 62 72.2% 3.94%

    Data source: S&P Global Market Intelligence, company financials, Yahoo Finance. Table by author. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc. decreased its holdings in Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) by 33.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 66,251 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 33,574 shares during the quarter. Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc.’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $4,525,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Diversified industrial conglomerate Emerson (NYSE:EMR) submitted its first-quarter 2019 earnings report on Tuesday. Three months into the new fiscal year, Emerson hit the low end of its full-year underlying revenue growth target range and tweaked earnings expectations slightly higher.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Firsthand Technology Value Fund, Inc.(SVVC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Intl Fcstone Inc. increased its position in shares of Firsthand Technology Value Fund Inc (NASDAQ:SVVC) by 35.8% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 30,087 shares of the investment management company’s stock after acquiring an additional 7,924 shares during the period. Intl Fcstone Inc.’s holdings in Firsthand Technology Value Fund were worth $510,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.(ETH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ethereum (CURRENCY:ETH) traded 5% lower against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on September 25th. During the last week, Ethereum has traded down 0.2% against the U.S. dollar. Ethereum has a market cap of $21.52 billion and $2.01 billion worth of Ethereum was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Ethereum coin can currently be bought for $210.60 or 0.03290750 BTC on major exchanges including CPDAX, Neraex, DOBI trade and TOPBTC.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ethan Allen Interiors (ETH)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. grew its position in shares of Ethan Allen (NYSE:ETH) by 3.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 214,786 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,266 shares during the quarter. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc.’s holdings in Ethan Allen were worth $4,929,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “LSV Asset Management Raises Stake in Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (ETH)” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this article on another website, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright legislation. The legal version of this article can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4159499/lsv-asset-management-raises-stake-in-ethan-allen-interiors-inc-eth.html.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE:ETH) by 9.1% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 59,273 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,949 shares during the quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. owned 0.22% of Ethan Allen Interiors worth $1,043,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Glacier Bancorp, Inc.(GBCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Swiss National Bank lifted its position in Glacier Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBCI) by 2.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 135,800 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,900 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.16% of Glacier Bancorp worth $5,212,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News articles about Glacier Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBCI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news 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. Glacier Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the bank an impact score of 44.9843227025393 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Oritani Financial Corp.(ORIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Aperio Group LLC lifted its stake in shares of Oritani Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:ORIT) by 21.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 51,930 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 9,276 shares during the quarter. Aperio Group LLC owned 0.11% of Oritani Financial worth $797,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Customers Bancorp (NYSE: CUBI) and Oritani Financial (NASDAQ:ORIT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Oritani Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:ORIT) SVP Philip Wyks sold 7,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.97, for a total value of $111,790.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Oritani Financial (NASDAQ:ORIT) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    Otter Tail (NASDAQ:OTTR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: City Holding Company(CHCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    City Holding (NASDAQ:CHCO) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, one has assigned a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $80.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.(CTBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTBI) reached a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $52.30 and last traded at $52.10, with a volume of 1141 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $52.05.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Community Trust Bancorp (NASDAQ:CTBI) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc(LOAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CyrusOne (NASDAQ:CONE) and Manhattan Bridge Capital (NASDAQ:LOAN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) and Manhattan Bridge Capital (NASDAQ:LOAN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Weatherstone Capital Management Invests $32,000 in Manhattan Bridge Capital Inc. (LOAN) Stock” was originally published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece of content on another publication, it was stolen and republished in violation of US and international copyright and trademark laws. The correct version of this piece of content can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4166630/weatherstone-capital-management-invests-32000-in-manhattan-bridge-capital-inc-loan-stock.html.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.(CBRL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL) by 26.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 69,786 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 14,472 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned about 0.29% of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store worth $11,109,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Marshall Wace LLP boosted its stake in shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL) by 10,673.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 258,569 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after buying an additional 256,169 shares during the period. Marshall Wace LLP owned approximately 1.08% of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store worth $40,391,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    The only things rocking at Cracker Barrel (NASDAQ:CBRL) these days are the rocking chairs on its front porch. The throwback casual dining concept that combines a restaurant specializing in southern cooking with a rustic country store finds its stock hitting new 52-week lows this week. A rough financial report on Tuesday morning is the culprit. 

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: BAE Systems PLC (BAESY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Britain’s BAE Systems (NASDAQOTH:BAESF) (NASDAQOTH:BAESY) is a behemoth, doing more than $24 billion in annual business and valued in excess of $26 billion — yet it’s largely unknown to U.S. investors, a consequence of its stock being traded over the counter and not on major U.S. stock exchanges like the NYSE or Nasdaq. That could change, however, with BAE winning a big endorsement from investment megabank Morgan Stanley this morning.

  • [By Jason Hall, Rich Smith, and Travis Hoium]

    But that doesn’t mean investors looking to add defense stocks to their portfolio should avoid the entire sector; there are opportunities to be had. These Motley Fool contributors have identified two companies with substantial military and commercial opportunities in AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) and Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA), as well as undervalued British defense giant BAE Systems PLC (ADR) (NASDAQOTH:BAESY) as defense stocks worth watching closely this month. 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on BAE SYS PLC/S (BAESY)

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  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    The Marine Corps has selected BAE Systems (NASDAQOTH:BAESY) to manufacture its next-generation amphibious combat vehicle, dealing a major setback to the diversification plans of Science Applications International (NYSE:SAIC).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BEACH ENERGY Lt/ADR (OTCMKTS:BCHEY) and BAE SYS PLC/S (OTCMKTS:BAESY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now

Mention the word uranium and most likely weapons of mass destruction come to mind. While you can make plenty of jokes about investment returns in the event of nuclear war, choosing to diversify your portfolio with uranium mining stocks is certainly worth a closer look.

Azincourt Uranium Inc. (OTCBB: AZURF) (TSX: AAZ.V) the Canadian based resource company specializing in the strategic acquisition, exploration and development of uranium properties, recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of an option to gain an undivided 70-percent stake in a mining project in the Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan. This allows the mining company to increase exploration and production mining in a region known to be rich in base minerals.

The significance of this is twofold: as climate change continues to be a global issue, the demand for clean energy is rising. And as demand rises, so too does the number of nuclear reactors under construction worldwide. In China alone there were 20 nuclear reactors under construction at the end of March, 2017.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.(CBRL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL) by 8.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 4,548 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 371 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc.’s holdings in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store were worth $711,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL)

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  • [By Asit Sharma]

    If you’ve driven on a highway in the South or Midwest, you’ve probably seen billboards for Cracker Barrel (NASDAQ:CBRL) — and that’s part of what makes Cracker Barrel such a compelling buy.

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    Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, ETSY, CAT
    This morning, Swiss investment bank UBS Group AG (NYSE: UBS) announced a surprise downgrade for industrial machinery giant Caterpillar. Shares of CAT fell 3.5% after UBS flagged slowing construction demand around the world as a reason for the downgrade. The firm slashed its price target from $154 to $125. The new figure represents 8.3% downside from Tuesday morning’s price. UBS expects that its EPS will fall by a whopping 8% year over year due to limited development in new construction and oil-and-gas projects. Shares of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) slumped more than 3.5% after the SEC asked a judge to hold CEO Elon Musk in contempt of court. The SEC says that Musk violated his recent deal after promoting an inaccurate tweet about the company’s production. The CEO said in a tweet that Tesla would produce “around” a half-million vehicles in 2019. However, four hours later, Musk clarified by saying that he “meant to say” that Tesla’s annualized production rate by the end of the year could reach 500,000. The SEC says that Musk failed to seek or receive pre-approval for this tweet. The agency says that the inaccurate tweet reached more than 24 million people. Shares of Etsy Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY) rallied more than 10% after the company topped Wall Street earnings expectations after the bell Monday. The e-commerce firm rang in EPS of $0.32 on top of $200 million in revenue. Both figures topped Wall Street expectations, which included EPS of $0.21 on top of $195 million in revenue. The firm reported a big jump in active buyers – 18.2% year over year – and a 9.4% jump in active sellers during the same period. Look for earnings reports from Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSE: LNG), Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Marshall Wace LLP boosted its stake in shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL) by 10,673.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 258,569 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after buying an additional 256,169 shares during the period. Marshall Wace LLP owned approximately 1.08% of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store worth $40,391,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    The only things rocking at Cracker Barrel (NASDAQ:CBRL) these days are the rocking chairs on its front porch. The throwback casual dining concept that combines a restaurant specializing in southern cooking with a rustic country store finds its stock hitting new 52-week lows this week. A rough financial report on Tuesday morning is the culprit. 

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.(TSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA lowered its stake in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (NYSE:TSM) by 5.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 55,308,319 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 3,214,724 shares during the quarter. Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. comprises approximately 1.0% of Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 20th biggest holding. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA’s holdings in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. were worth $2,420,292,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    If you’re looking to add a major semiconductor stock to your portfolio, then it’s likely that you’ve at least considered both Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM). 

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    One of those key suppliers is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM), which expects 2019 to be a slow year and is seeing its gross margin negatively impacted as utilization rates of its newest 7-nanometer chip manufacturing technology — the very same technology that Apple is using to produce its latest A12 and A12X mobile applications processors — plummet. 

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Although chip giant Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) manufactures most of its products internally using its own manufacturing process technologies, the company still outsources the production of some products to its key rival, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM). 

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund(IBB)

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    The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) – a good measure of small-cap biotech stocks – gained almost 6% yesterday. Meanwhile, the large-cap iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) jumped almost 4%. The biotech buying frenzy helped lift the Nasdaq Composite to a gain of almost 1% in Monday’s session.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Biotech shares soared on good news from clinical trials; the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) gained 3.8%. The tech sector also had a big day, with the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLK) jumping 1.2%.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Private Capital Advisors Inc. lowered its position in iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) by 97.7% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,811 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 77,946 shares during the period. Private Capital Advisors Inc.’s holdings in iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF were worth $604,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation(RL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tredje AP fonden lowered its stake in Ralph Lauren Co. (NYSE:RL) by 6.2% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 16,720 shares of the textile maker’s stock after selling 1,110 shares during the period. Tredje AP fonden’s holdings in Ralph Lauren were worth $1,878,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Notable Earnings

    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) Q1 premarket
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) Q4 premarket
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) Q1 premarket
    Lowe’s Companies, Inc (NYSE: LOW) Q1 premarket
    L Brands, Inc (NYSE: LB) Q1 after hours
    NetApp, Inc (NASDAQ: NTAP) Q4 after hours

    IPOs

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) recently surged to a three-year high after the apparel retailer’s fourth quarter numbers topped Wall Street’s expectations. Its revenue declined 2% annually to $1.53 billion, but beat estimates by $50 million. On a constant currency basis, its revenues fell 7%. Its adjusted earnings rose by a penny to $0.90, topping estimates by seven cents.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Ralph Lauren outperformed the industry in the past six months backed by robust bottom-line performance in recent quarters. Notably, third-quarter fiscal 2018 marked the company’s 12th consecutive earnings beat while sales lagged estimates after a beat in the previous quarter. Additionally, the company’s Way Forward Plan is on track, and it remains keen on bolstering digital and international presence. Also, the company has been gaining from favorable geographic and channel mix shifts along with lower promotions and reduced product costs. Further, management adjusted fiscal 2018 outlook to account for the positive currency rates, which are likely to aid revenues and operating margins. However, its North America business continues to suffer due to distribution and brand exits, planned reduction in shipments and promotions to enhance the quality of sales, and lower customer demand.”

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Ralph Lauren Corp  (NYSE:RL)Q3 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 05, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE: RL) was up 14% at $133.33 on Wednesday after earnings. Credit Suisse maintained its Outperform rating and raised its target to $153 from $135. Barclays left its Underweight rating in place but still raised its target to $110 from $103 after the stronger report.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Masimo Corporation(MASI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By VantagePoint]

    Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ: MASI) had a predictive moving average crossover to the upside in early-April indicating a bullish trend. As soon as the blue line crossed above the black line, VantagePoint users knew they should start taking long positions in this market. The Neural Index also supported that move to the upside. In 18 trading days, $MASI was up almost 14 percent or $11.77 per share.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

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    So while Fischer is pitching cloud software company AppFolio (NASDAQ:APPF) and Bush suggests cybersecurity player Carbon Black (NASDAQ:CBLK), Moser is going with a healthcare basket: insurer UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) big dog, medical device maker Masimo (NASDAQ:MASI), pet-focused Idexx Labs (NASDAQ:IDXX), and remote medicine leader Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC).

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Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.(CBRL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    If you’ve driven on a highway in the South or Midwest, you’ve probably seen billboards for Cracker Barrel (NASDAQ:CBRL) — and that’s part of what makes Cracker Barrel such a compelling buy.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Cracker Barrel (NASDAQ:CBRL) has treated its shareholders with a huge dose of southern hospitality, as shares have gained 24% annually on a total return basis over the last five years. The organization’s relatively stable business model of attracting recurring restaurant visits from highway travelers, and enticing them to visit adjoining gift stores, implies a level of safety versus faster-growth companies. Still, red flags exist, and in the following segment from a recent Motley Fool Industry Focus podcast, we outline problem areas investors should be aware of.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd. decreased its position in Cracker Barrel (NASDAQ:CBRL) by 94.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 2,675 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 45,017 shares during the quarter. Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd.’s holdings in Cracker Barrel were worth $426,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Aerohive Networks, Inc.(HIVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) and Aerohive Networks (NYSE:HIVE) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Aerohive Networks Inc (NYSE:HIVE) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 573,420 shares, a drop of 35.3% from the May 31st total of 885,671 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 381,201 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.5 days. Approximately 1.8% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

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    Our biggest loser was back in January when we closed out of small communications equipment firm Aerohive Networks (Nasdaq: HIVE). On January 17, the company made a statement about its upcoming fourth-quarter earnings release, warning that revenue would likely be near the lower end of its guidance range. Investors didn’t take kindly to the news and sent shares tumbling by roughly 30%… well below our 15% trailing stop-loss. We ended up closing out with a 35% loss on the trade.

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    Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Cystic Fibrosis Drugs Market – Future Growth Prospects and Industry Trends Analyzed Till 2025 (digitaljournal.com) Analysts Anticipate Anthera Pharmaceuticals Inc (ANTH) Will Announce Earnings of -$0.60 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) News Buzz : Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ:BLNK), Genocea Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNCA), Anthera … (journalfinance.net) Current Lumpy Stocks:: Jounce Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:JNCE), Aerohive Networks, Inc. (NYSE:HIVE), Anthera … (journalfinance.net) Porous, non-porous tantalum cups yielded similar septic, aseptic risks after revision THA (healio.com)

    ANTH has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Anthera Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.75 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $0.50 target price on shares of Anthera Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Roth Capital initiated coverage on Anthera Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. They set a “buy” rating and a $10.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies downgraded Anthera Pharmaceuticals from an “overweight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Monday, March 12th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $3.44.

Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Village Super Market Inc.(VLGEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Village Super Market, Inc. Class A (NASDAQ:VLGEA) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Village Super Market, Inc. Class A earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 43.9608995956738 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Village Super Market, Inc. Class A (NASDAQ: VLGEA) and Koninklijke Ahold (OTCMKTS:ADRNY) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Village Super Market (NASDAQ:VLGEA) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Tuesday.

    Shares of VLGEA stock opened at $27.20 on Tuesday. Village Super Market has a 52-week low of $21.95 and a 52-week high of $31.49. The company has a quick ratio of 1.38, a current ratio of 1.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16. The firm has a market capitalization of $392.70 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.80 and a beta of 0.04.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Village Super Market (NASDAQ:VLGEA) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Tuesday.

Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: OncoCyte Corporation(OCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) shares surged 144.96 percent to close at $265.61 on Thursday in reaction to an encouraging Phase 2 clinical trial update. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company said its liver-directed, thyroid hormone receptor called MGL-3196 showed a statistical significance in the primary endpoint of lowering liver fat at 12 weeks and also 36 weeks.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) shares rose 101.01 percent to close at $9.99 on Thursday after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) jumped 45.58 percent to close at $0.474. The developer of rapid health information technologies said Wednesday afternoon it was granted a 180-day extension from the Nasdaq Stock Market to meet the requirement of a minimum $1.00 per share closing bid price for 10 straight days.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) gained 40.93 percent to close at $3.03 after the FDA approved Kitov's Consensi for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and hypertension.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 28.21 percent to close at $19.86.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) climbed 26.45 percent to close at $7.84 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) shares climbed 21.93 percent to close at $2.78 in reaction to an encouraging FDA update. The biotechnology company that focuses on therapies for the treatment of cancer said the FDA granted a Fast Track designation for fimepinostat (CUDC-907) in patients with relapsed or refractory.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 21.23 percent to close at $7.48.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) rose 16.21 percent to close at $12.83 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO) jumped 16.2 percent to close at $79.25 as the company announced plans to acquire Dunbar Armored for $520 million in cash.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) rose 15.14 percent to c
  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    OncoCyte Corp. (NYSE: OCX) was started as Overweight with a $6 price target (versus a $3.84 close) at Piper Jaffray. It has a 52-week range of $1.10 to $6.92 and a market cap of only $191 million.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    You only have to review the one-week gains of some of the top penny stocks to see how much investors can benefit. The top performer recently, OncoCyte Corp. (NYSE: OCX), skyrocketed almost 160% on the week. Yet it can still be purchased at only $4.98 per share.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Just look at last week’s big winner, OncoCyte Corp. (NYSE: OCX). The stock surged nearly 160% in less than a week, and it still trades for just $4.98 a share.

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As Turkey’s financial markets lurched closer to a meltdown on Friday, brokers charged the biggest premium since April 2017 for three-month call options on the dollar relative to puts, according to a gauge weighting the currency against major peers.

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Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Verizon Communications Inc.(VZA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Danny Vena, Chris Neiger, and Leo Sun]

    Verizon (NYSE:VZ) (NYSE:VZA) is the largest wireless carrier in the U.S. and is well-known to income investors. Its dividend currently yields an impressive 4.3% and the company has raised its payout in each of the past 11 years. With a payout ratio of just 31%, it can easily handle its current dividend, with the potential for future increases. That said, although finding a better-paying income stock may be difficult, it’s certainly not impossible.

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    With those factors in mind, we asked three Fool.com contributors to choose solid income payers with yields over 4%. Read on to find out why they chose AT&T (NYSE:T), Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) and Verizon (NYSE:VZ) (NYSE:VZA).

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: China Life Insurance Company Limited(LFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Critical Comparison: AXA (AXAHY) & China Life Insurance (LFC) (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks Value Investor Highlights: Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, China Life Insurance and Jacobs Engineering (finance.yahoo.com) China Life Insurance (LFC) Rating Lowered to Sell at Goldman Sachs (americanbankingnews.com) Head to Head Comparison: China Life Insurance (LFC) & The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Contrasting China Life Insurance (LFC) and Its Competitors (americanbankingnews.com)

    China Life Insurance traded up $0.23, hitting $14.32, during midday trading on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 454,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 692,520. The company has a current ratio of 8.45, a quick ratio of 8.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05. China Life Insurance has a 12 month low of $13.48 and a 12 month high of $17.85. The stock has a market cap of $81.12 billion, a PE ratio of 15.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.49 and a beta of 1.57.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    China Life Insurance (NYSE: LFC) and Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    OLD Mut PLC/ADR (NYSE: LFC) and China Life Insurance (NYSE:LFC) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    China Life Insurance Co Ltd (NYSE:LFC) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen research firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $13.85.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Quanta Services, Inc.(PWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about Quanta Services (NYSE:PWR) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Quanta Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the construction company an impact score of 46.7873542160555 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC reduced its holdings in Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) by 71.7% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 12,188 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 30,844 shares during the quarter. Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Quanta Services were worth $407,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    Quanta Services (PWR) Up 5.7% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue? (finance.yahoo.com) Quanta Services (PWR) Short Interest Update (americanbankingnews.com) Quanta Services (PWR) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Nvidia’s HGX-2 cloud server platform targets HPC and AI workloads (datacenterdynamics.com) NVIDIA Introduces HGX-2, Fusing HPC and AI Computing into Unified Architecture (itbusinessnet.com)

    PWR has been the topic of several research reports. Citigroup increased their target price on Quanta Services from $47.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised Quanta Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 9th. DA Davidson reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Quanta Services in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Credit Suisse Group reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $42.00 price objective (down from $46.00) on shares of Quanta Services in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, B. Riley cut their price objective on Quanta Services from $50.00 to $48.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, February 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $45.23.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders bought 930 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 594% compared to the typical daily volume of 134 call options.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Trexquant Investment LP trimmed its holdings in Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) by 69.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 21,491 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 50,019 shares during the quarter. Trexquant Investment LP’s holdings in Quanta Services were worth $718,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Forest City Realty Trust, Inc.(FCE.A)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE: FCE.A) and Forest City Realty Trust (NYSE:FCE.A) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: The9 Limited(NCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about The9 (NASDAQ:NCTY) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. The9 earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 45.6853785900783 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.(CBRL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL) by 8.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 4,548 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 371 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc.’s holdings in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store were worth $711,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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    Stocks to Watch Today: V, MA, AAPL, GOOGL
    Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) and Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA) are under the microscope this morning. Both payment processing giants have signed a settlement agreement over a merchant lawsuit filed back in 2005, but originally settled in 2012 over merchant swiping fees. Visa will pay an additional $600 million to the original settlement. Mastercard will pay an additional $108 million. Although President Trump plans to hit China with new tariffs, at least one company won’t face the full cost: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). According to reports, the Apple Watch is among a list of consumer tech gadgets that will receive exemptions from the latest round of tariffs on imports. Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) announced it will install its Android operating system into automobiles manufactured by Nissan, Mitsubishi, and Renault. The operating system – set for distribution in 2021 – will include Google Maps, Google Assistant, and Google Play. The three manufacturers combined sold 10.6 million vehicles in 2017. Look for earnings reports from AutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO), General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS), Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL), and Apogee Enterprises Inc. (Nasdaq: APOG).

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd. decreased its position in Cracker Barrel (NASDAQ:CBRL) by 94.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 2,675 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 45,017 shares during the quarter. Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd.’s holdings in Cracker Barrel were worth $426,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Cracker Barrel (NASDAQ:CBRL) has a customer traffic problem. The restaurant chain recently posted a significant sales volume slump in the fiscal fourth quarter, which pushed revenue lower for the period. The decline caught management by surprise and contributed to a weak operating outlook for the new fiscal year, with Cracker Barrel projecting revenue at existing locations to be roughly flat in 2019.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL) by 26.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 69,786 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 14,472 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned about 0.29% of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store worth $11,109,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: SuperValu Inc.(SVU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday morning, the consumer staples shares fell by just 0.2 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU), up 4 percent, and Imperial Brands PLC (OTC: IMBBY), up 2 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SuperValu (NYSE:SVU) – Northcoast Research issued their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for SuperValu in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 9th. Northcoast Research analyst C. Cerankosky expects that the company will earn $0.65 per share for the quarter. Northcoast Research also issued estimates for SuperValu’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.55 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.30 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.54 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.04 EPS.

  • [By Tom Gentile]

    After the announcement, KR dropped from $31 per share to $22. It’s taken a solid year to reach the mid-point of that trading range ($26). Another grocery stock, Supervalu Inc. (NYSE: SVU) also dropped sharply when the deal was announced, from $29 to $22. And after a full year, the stock still hasn’t recovered (currently trading right around $21).

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares of SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) were moving higher last month after the supermarket operator and supplier yielded to activist pressure and agreed to sell and lease back eight distribution centers in order to lower costs and improve its cash position. The stock surged on the news and finished the month up 15%, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Highbridge Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Ferroglobe (NASDAQ:GSM) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund bought 236,509 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,539,000. Highbridge Capital Management LLC owned 0.14% of Ferroglobe at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Ferroglobe PLC (NYSE: GSM) got a boost, shooting up 7 percent to $12.17 following stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings.

    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares were also up, gaining 42 percent to $0.597 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.

  • [By Rich Smith]

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

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

  • [By Rich Smith]

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

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II(BLE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II (NYSEAMERICAN:BLE) announced a monthly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of 0.058 per share on Tuesday, September 4th. This represents a $0.70 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.16%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 14th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II (NYSEAMERICAN:BLE) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, October 1st, NASDAQ reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.058 per share on Thursday, November 1st. This represents a $0.70 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, October 12th.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: RE/MAX Holdings, Inc.(RMAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Millennium Management LLC increased its stake in Re/Max Holdings Inc (NYSE:RMAX) by 120.2% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 114,357 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 62,422 shares during the quarter. Millennium Management LLC owned about 0.64% of Re/Max worth $5,998,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Re/Max Holdings Inc (NYSE:RMAX) – William Blair issued their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for shares of Re/Max in a note issued to investors on Friday, July 6th. William Blair analyst S. Sheldon anticipates that the financial services provider will post earnings per share of $0.53 for the quarter. William Blair has a “Outperform” rating on the stock. William Blair also issued estimates for Re/Max’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.64 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.66 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.63 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.47 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Over the past year, the performance of T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth (TRBCX has underscored why it pays to sit tight when a fund with a superior long-term record hits a speed bump. In 2016, as investors turned away from shares of the fast-growing, large-capitalization stocks that Blue Chip targets in favor of more-undervalued fare, the fund lagged the stock market dramatically. Stocks that had previously buoyed the fund, such as Amazon.com and Facebook, were suddenly a drag, says manager Larry Puglia. And energy and utility stockssectors that Blue Chip tends to ignoreperformed exceptionally well.

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But these kinds of style shifts dont last forever. Large-cap growth stocks, led by the technology sector, are rebounding this year, and Blue Chip is benefiting. In the first three months of 2017, the fund returned 10.4%, beating Standard & Poors 500-stock index by 4.3 percentage points. Over the past 12 months, Blue Chip, a member of the Kiplinger 25, outpaced the index by nearly a full percentage point. (Prices and returns are through March 31)

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Innospec Inc.(IOSP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Innospec (NASDAQ:IOSP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 13th. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.47 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.13 by $0.34. Innospec had a net margin of 4.73% and a return on equity of 15.57%. The business had revenue of $353.80 million during the quarter. analysts expect that Innospec will post 4.3 earnings per share for the current year.

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    Innospec Company Profile

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Innospec (NASDAQ:IOSP) insider Philip Curran sold 2,000 shares of Innospec stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $73.63, for a total transaction of $147,260.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 4,218 shares in the company, valued at approximately $310,571.34. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Innospec (IOSP)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Innospec (NASDAQ: IOSP) and JOHNSON MATTHEY/S (OTCMKTS:JMPLY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Press coverage about Innospec (NASDAQ:IOSP) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Innospec earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.0007935851604 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pointer Telocation Ltd.(PNTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ: PNTR) and Mitel Networks (NASDAQ:MITL) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    QUALCOMM (NASDAQ: QCOM) and Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ:PNTR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pointer Telocation Ltd (NASDAQ:PNTR) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $21.33.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Pointer Telocation Ltd. (NASDAQ: PNTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $20.22 million.

    Tecogen Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $9.43 million.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Fortive Corporation (FTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Marathon Trading Investment Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Fortive (NYSE:FTV) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm bought 3,000 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $233,000.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    You don’t have to take my word for it — let’s look at the trading history of the company. Or rather, at the parts of Danaher that existed before the spinoff of Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV). In a nutshell, the Fortive separation took out most of the cyclical parts of Danaher and left the remaining company with four segments, namely life sciences, diagnostics, dental, and environmental & applied solutions.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fortive Corp (NYSE:FTV) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the fourteen brokerages that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $81.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Fortive Corp (NYSE:FTV) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $80.14.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Maple Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Fortive Corp (NYSE:FTV) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 2,755 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $214,000.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.(CBRL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL) by 26.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 69,786 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 14,472 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned about 0.29% of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store worth $11,109,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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

     

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd. decreased its position in Cracker Barrel (NASDAQ:CBRL) by 94.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 2,675 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 45,017 shares during the quarter. Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd.’s holdings in Cracker Barrel were worth $426,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Briggs & Stratton Corporation(BGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer spoke with Todd Teske, chairman, president and CEO of Briggs & Stratton (BGG) , the small-engine maker that posted a penny-a-share earnings beat on Wednesday, but saw shares fall 11% on lighter-than-expected revenues and a cut in the company’s full-year guidance.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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    Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) fell 11 percent to $17.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted mixed Q3 results and lowered its FY18 guidance.
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