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Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

What happened

Shares of Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) gained 27.9% in the month of May, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the cloud communications platform specialist announced stronger-than-expected quarterly results.

The bulk of Twilio’s gains last month came on May 8, the day after it told investors that first-quarter revenue increased 48% year over year to $129 million, which translated to an adjusted net loss of $0.04 per share. Analysts, on average, were expecting a wider net loss of $0.07 per share on revenue of $116 million. 

Image source: Twilio.

So what

Twilio’s active customer accounts also maintained a torrid pace of growth, climbing nearly 33% year over year to 53,985 by the end of the quarter.

“We are honored that a growing list of companies around the world are placing their trust in Twilio,” said Twilio co-founder and CEO Jeff Lawson. “Our first quarter results exhibited broad-based strength across multiple areas of our business, especially with continued expansion with existing customers.”

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Regal Entertainment Group(RGC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

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

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.(ST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. cut its stake in Sensata Technologies Ltd (NYSE:ST) by 15.7% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 32,199 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 6,012 shares during the quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Sensata Technologies were worth $1,625,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Canaccord Genuity assumed coverage on shares of Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) in a note issued to investors on Friday, The Fly reports. The firm set a “buy” rating on the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: CEVA, Inc.(CEVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA) was down, falling around 12 percent to $30.25 after the company posted weaker-than-expected Q1 profit.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    CEVA (NASDAQ:CEVA) had its price objective decreased by Roth Capital to $44.00 in a research note released on Wednesday morning. Roth Capital currently has a buy rating on the semiconductor company’s stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $24.70 and last traded at $24.72, with a volume of 4834 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $24.81.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    CEVA Inc  (NASDAQ:CEVA)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 13, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    CEVA (NASDAQ:CEVA)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by research analysts at Canaccord Genuity in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. They currently have a $36.00 target price on the semiconductor company’s stock. Canaccord Genuity’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 26.09% from the company’s current price.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: B Communications Ltd.(BCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Monday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares climbed 0.69 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included B Communications Ltd (NASDAQ: BCOM), up 5 percent, and China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (NYSE: CHU), up 3 percent.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: American Software, Inc.(AMSWA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    American Software (NASDAQ:AMSWA) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 21, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of American Software (NASDAQ:AMSWA) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    American Software (NASDAQ:AMSWA) was downgraded by equities research analysts at TheStreet from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Best Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019

Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB) shares saw a nice bounce on Tuesday after activist investor Dan Loeb was said to be shaking things up. Loeb’s message seems pretty simple and is an appropriate measure considering the direction in which the soup maker has been headed recently.

Campbell’s stock has been in free fall for the past year. This was a $60 stock as recently as February 2017, and it has hit lows not seen in over five years in the past two weeks. The stock has only now just recovered from mid-May when it last reported earnings and its CEO resigned.

Like every other activist investor — with the exception of maybe Bill Ackman — Loeb sees the company as undervalued and is petitioning the board to do something about it.

According to the New York Post, Loeb’s Third Point hedge fund is in talks with family members who control roughly 41% of Campbell’s shares and with independent Campbell investors about supporting a plan that would result in hiring a bank to explore a possible sale of the 149-year-old company. This comes from two sources close to the situation, said the New York Post.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: CEVA, Inc.(CEVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund bought 5,175 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $156,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $24.70 and last traded at $24.72, with a volume of 4834 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $24.81.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SuperCom (NASDAQ:SPCB) and CEVA (NASDAQ:CEVA) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers lifted its position in shares of CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA) by 4.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 53,568 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,184 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned approximately 0.24% of CEVA worth $1,618,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA) was down, falling around 12 percent to $30.25 after the company posted weaker-than-expected Q1 profit.

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Best Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: National Steel Corporation(SID)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Brazilian steelmaker Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (NYSE:SID) stock lost 20% of its value in last month’s sell-off, hurt by a shareholder dispute with management  and (probably) continued generally negative sentiment regarding South American stocks. This morning, however, shares of CSN are turning around, and trading up 13% as of 12:30 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (NYSE:SID) shares gapped up prior to trading on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $2.52, but opened at $2.53. Companhia Siderurgica Nacional shares last traded at $2.58, with a volume of 90440 shares changing hands.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (NYSE:SID)’s share price hit a new 52-week low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $1.95 and last traded at $1.99, with a volume of 131251 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.02.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Confirming that this was not an “oil story” but a “Brazil story,” shares of Brazilian airline Azul SA (NYSE:AZUL) and Brazilian steel company Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (NYSE:SID) likewise declined steeply — closing down 7.2% and 4.8%, respectively. Overall, the Brazilian Ibovespa benchmark stock index closed down 3.7%, after falling as much as 6% in trading earlier in the day.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: UTStarcom Holdings Corp(UTSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ADVA Optical Networking (OTCMKTS: ADVOF) and UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TheStreet cut shares of UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) from a c rating to a d+ rating in a report issued on Monday morning.

    UTStarcom opened at $4.93 on Monday, MarketBeat reports. UTStarcom has a 52-week low of $4.95 and a 52-week high of $4.99.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Iteris (NASDAQ: ITI) and UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ADVA Optical Networking (OTCMKTS: ADVOF) and UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and risk.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Blueprint Medicines Corporation(BPMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    In this clip of The Motley Fool’s Industry Focus Healthcare, host Kristine Harjes is joined by Motley Fool contributor Todd Campbell to discuss LOXO-292’s opportunity and how competitor Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ:BPMC) is challenging it. Also, the two analysts discuss why shares in Abiomed, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABMD) are soaring higher and if this is a high-priced stock that investors should embrace or ignore.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Blueprint Medicines Corp (NASDAQ:BPMC) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the thirteen research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and eleven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $92.22.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Investors should also keep their enthusiasm in check because Loxo Oncology isn’t alone in targeting TRK fusion and RET mutations: Roche Holdings (NASDAQOTH:RHHBY) could challenge it in TRK fusions and Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ:BPMC) could compete with it in RET mutations. 

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    On the downside, Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ:BPMC) also is developing a RET targeting drug called BLU-667. The company doesn’t seem to be presenting additional data at ASCO, likely because it just released data last month at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting. While it’s very hard to make apples-to-apples comparisons across phase 1 trials, BLU-667 doesn’t look quite as active, with ORR of 50% percent in patients with NSCLC and 40% in patients with medullary thyroid cancer.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    The big thing to watch this week will be how investors view Loxo’s results in comparison to results presented earlier this year by Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ:BPMC). Blueprint’s BLU-667 also targets RET-fusions and at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in April, Blueprint revealed a preliminary overall response rate of 50% for NSCLC and 40% for MTC. It’s bad science to compare unrelated trials, so investors might be best off viewing Loxo and Blueprint’s data as evidence that they’re both working on a winning approach.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Qorvo, Inc.(QRVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Investors didn’t waste any time expressing their disappointment after Qorvo’s (NASDAQ:QRVO) fourth-quarter 2018 results came out. The chipmaker failed to offer strong guidance for the current quarter, which was enough to blind investors to the fact that it did well to turn its business around to some extent in the previous quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    American International Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) by 4.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 47,585 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,880 shares during the period. American International Group Inc.’s holdings in Qorvo were worth $3,352,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Qorvo Inc. (NASDAQ: QRVO) was raised to Overweight from Sector Weight with a $95 price target (versus a $77.44 close) at KeyBanc Capital Markets.

    Valeritas Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) was started as Outperform and assigned a $3.50 price target (versus a $1.35 close) at Oppenheimer. Valeritas was indicated up over 6% at $1.44 on Thursday morning, but this is a microcap stock.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

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

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

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Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Higher; Walmart Eyes Indian Market With $16 Billion Investme

Following the market opening Wednesday, the Dow traded up 0.12 percent to 24,389.31 while the NASDAQ climbed 0.20 percent to 7,281.68. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.32 percent to 2,680.37.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

Wednesday morning, the energy shares rose 2.24 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE), up 15 percent, and Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) up 18 percent.

In trading on Wednesday, telecommunication services shares fell 0.36 percent.

Top Headline

Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT) disclosed that it reached an agreement to acquire 77 percent of India-based Flipkart for $16 billion. The Indian company recorded gross merchandise value of $7.6 billion and net sales of $4.6 billion in its recent fiscal year ended March 31.

The e-commerce giant cautioned the deal would result in a negative impact to its EPS of 25 to 30 cents in fiscal 2019 and a headwind of 60 cents per share in fiscal 2020.

Equities Trading UP

Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares shot up 31 percent to $12.10 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.

Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 34 percent to $15.3628 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) shares were also up, gaining 9 percent to $8.125 after reporting Q1 results.

Equities Trading DOWN

Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) shares dropped 22 percent to $9.15 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.

Shares of Caesarstone Ltd. (NASDAQ: CSTE) were down 23 percent to $14.15 after the company reported downbeat Q1 results and lowered its FY18 sales forecast.

CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA) was down, falling around 12 percent to $30.25 after the company posted weaker-than-expected Q1 profit.

Commodities

In commodity news, oil traded up 2.43 percent to $70.74 while gold traded down 0.09 percent to $1,312.50.

Silver traded up 0.17 percent Wednesday to $16.50, while copper fell 0.10 to $3.056.

Eurozone

European shares were mostly higher today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 gained 0.24 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index rose 0.11 percent, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index rose 0.85 percent. Meanwhile the German DAX fell 0.04 percent, and the French CAC 40 slipped 0.10 percent while U.K. shares rose 0.48 percent.

Economics

The Producer Price Index rose 0.1 percent for April, versus economists’ expectations for a 0.2 percent gain.

U.S. wholesale trade inventories rose 0.3 percent for March, versus economists’ expectations for a 0.6 percent rise.

The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on petroleum inventories in the U.S. is schedule for release at 10:30 a.m. ET.

The Treasury is set to auction 10-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 1:15 p.m. ET.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now

Our Top Pick for income investors for 2017 is a preferred stock issued by a  bank that we consider one of the best-run in the country, asserts Jack Adamo, editor of Insider’s Plus.

U.S. Bancorp (USB) is one of the banks in which Warren Buffett has had a large stake for a long time. It has a preferred stock I’ve watched for a long time.

I recommend buying the U.S. Bancorp Fixed/Floating Depositary Shares Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock A (USB-A).

Despite the security of its preferred status, we get inflation protection because the dividend is the higher of 3.5% or the Three-Month LIBOR rate, plus 1.02%.

LIBOR is currently 0.9971%, so the shares pay the 3.5% minimum coupon, but with the shares trading at $870, the stock yields 4.0%.

The shares are redeemable at $1000 face value at any time. Redemption at face value would give us about a 15% bonus from the current price.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: MarketAxess Holdings, Inc.(MKTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    This is why I’m bullish on a company that promises to mitigate the liquidity issues facing the bond market. The company is MarketAxess (Nasdaq: MKTX).

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    MarketAxessHoldings (NASDAQ:MKTX)reported first-quarter results on April 26. The electronic trading platform is enjoying strong gains in revenue and profits as it continues to take share of the massive global fixed-income market.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Avery Dennison Corporation(AVY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
    General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
    The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
    Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
    Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
    Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SI
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Strategy Asset Managers LLC acquired a new stake in Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm acquired 23,500 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,497,000.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: EQT Midstream Partners, LP(EQM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Not only does Jana consider the deal price overvalued, but it looks to redirect EQT’s focus to a breakup of pipeline operations to transform the core company into an exploration & production firm. The pipelines already trade publicly under EQT Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: EQM) and EQT GP Holdings LP (NYSE: EQGP).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    EQT Midstream Partners (NYSE:EQM) had its target price trimmed by Wells Fargo from $79.00 to $69.00 in a research report report published on Monday morning. The firm currently has an outperform rating on the pipeline company’s stock.

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    Companies in the oil storage business can take advantage of what is known as contango, which is when forward prices are higher than current prices, allowing the purchase of cheap oil to be stored and sold at a later date while securing income using derivatives. Five companies that appear to be in a good position to take advantage of reduced oil storage capacity are Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE: MMP), Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EDP), Spectra Energy Partners (NYSE: SEP), Buckeye Partners (NYSE: BPL) and EQT Midstream Partners (NYSE: EQM).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Snap-On Incorporated(SNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Thursday ended in the red for most major benchmarks on Wall Street, with the Dow trading down by triple digits at times before climbing back toward the close. After having bounced back sharply in recent days, stocks seemed to lose upward momentum, and interest rate fears returned to the market. The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond once again moved above the 2.9% mark, and shorter-term Treasurys had yields reach levels they haven’t seen in years. Yet even though the overall market was ready to take a break, some companies still enjoyed good news that lifted their shares. Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE:BK), Snap-on (NYSE:SNA), and Rigel Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RIGL) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Coming up on this episode of Mad Money: Cramer interviews Nick Pinchuk, CEO of Snap-on (SNA) . Plus, don’t miss the Lightning Round. Which stocks is Cramer bullish on?

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID reduced its stake in Snap-on (NYSE:SNA) by 0.3% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 154,025 shares of the company’s stock after selling 440 shares during the quarter. Snap-on makes up approximately 2.3% of Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s holdings, making the stock its 14th biggest holding. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s holdings in Snap-on were worth $22,725,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By John Divine]

    Snap-on Incorporated (SNA) is my choice for the Best Stocks for 2016 competition. At a market cap of $10 billion, I doubt it will double over the next year, as some of the smaller companies in this competition might be able to.

    That said, Snap-on, which manufactures and markets hand tools and diagnostic equipment, is a rock-solid company with an attractive valuation and impressive growth. It goes for 22 times earnings, pays a consistent and modest dividend, and has been around since 1920.

    As cars get more tech-heavy and complicated, newer tools and better diagnostics will be needed — and that’s SNA’s bread ‘n’ butter. 

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Snap-on (SNA)

    Snap-on, which is more than 100 years old, provides hand and power tools for individuals and professionals, including auto-shop tools and auto diagnostic equipment.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: CEVA, Inc.(CEVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: MoSys, Inc.(MOSY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    That’s why today we’ll show you one of our expert recommendations along with the 10 top-performing penny stocks to watch this week…

    Penny Stocks Current Share Price
    (as of Feb. 20) Feb. 12-20 Gain
    (as of Feb. 20)
    POET Technologies Inc. (OTCMKTS: POETF) $0.4165 85.1%
    Finjan Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: FNJN) $2.94 67.05%
    Intelsat SA (NYSE: I) $3.50 38.89%
    Genesis Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: GEN) $1.39 37.62%
    Paringa Resources Ltd. (OTCMKTS: PNGZF) $0.41 32.30%
    CytoDyn Inc. (OTCMKTS: CYDY) $0.76 31.03%
    Iconix Brand Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ICON) $1.65 30.95%
    AMERI Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRH) $2.49 29.69%
    Pangea Logistics Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: PANL) $2.87 26.99%
    MoSys Inc. (Nasdaq: MOSY) $1.47 25.68%

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: AU Optronics Corp(AUO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Corning Incorporated in a largely steady uptrend since we recommended the stock while Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) skyrocketed last yearand LG Display Co Ltd (NYSE: LPL) and AU Optronics Corp (NYSE: AUO) have not done much:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Corning Incorporated in a steady uptrend since we recommended the stock while Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) has taken off even higher and LG Display Co Ltd (NYSE: LPL) and AU Optronics Corp (NYSE: AUO) have given a similar performance:

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc.(CJJD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap Chinese retail pharmacy stock China Jo-Jo Drugstores (NASDAQ: CJJD) as a bullish long trade:

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: WildHorse Resource Development Corporation (WRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    WildHorse Resource Development Corp. (NYSE: WRD) raised $413 million on the sale of $27.5 million at $15 per share, well below the expected range of $19 to $21. Shares popped just 0.4% for the day and closed the week down 0.9%.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Guess?, Inc.(GES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Urban Outfitters along with other specialty fashion retailers likelarge capThe Gap Incs (NYSE: GPS) and small capsAbercrombie & Fitch Co (NYSE: ANF) and Guess?, Inc (NYSE: GES) all largelydrifting lower over the past few years albeit there have been dips and peaks where traders could profit:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Gap Inc and small capUrban Outfitters, Inc (NASDAQ: URBN) having fallen belowbreakeven levels while small capsAbercrombie & Fitch Co (NYSE: ANF) and Guess?, Inc (NYSE: GES) havebeen more severelyunderperforming:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap apparel retailerGuess?, Inc (NYSE: GES) reportedQ1 Fiscal 2018 earnings after the market closed on Wednesday with shares surging in afterhours/premarket trading. Q1 total net revenue increased 2.2% (up 4% in constant currency)to $458.6 million with the following revenue breakdown:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Guess, Inc. (NYSE: GES) reported fiscal third-quarter financial results after markets closed on Wednesday. The company said that it had $0.11 in earnings per share (EPS) and $536.3 million in revenue. Thomson Reuters had consensus estimates that called for $0.14 in EPS and $548.37 million in revenue. The same period from last year had $0.15 in EPS and $520.96 million in revenue.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Denim specialistGuess? (NYSE:GES) has struggled for a long time, and tough conditions in the overall retail market have been only part of the story. After signs of a possible turnaround early in 2016, the company has more recently raised new doubts about its ability to keep moving forward, especially in its home territory in the Americas. Coming into Wednesday’s fiscal fourth-quarter financial report, Guess? investors wanted to see decent sales growth, although they were prepared to deal with falling earnings. Yet the results that the jeans maker posted fell short of those expectations, and guidance for the coming fiscal year was ugly.

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: American DG Energy Inc.(ADGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap green energy stock American DG Energy (NYSEMKT: ADGE) as a long trade:

    As for American DG Energy, today’s push above a technical ceiling at $0.34 is telling, though that clue is made more telling when you see the short-term moving average lines have given us key bullish crosses over the course of the past couple of months; the undertow is turning bullish. What you can’t see on the daily chart is that this is the first time in years we’ve seen higher lows logged for ADGE.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Vascular Biogenics Ltd.(VBLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Vascular Biogenics Ltd (NASDAQ: VBLT) were down 20 percent to $7.22. VBL Therapeutics reported pricing of 2.5 million share common stock offering for $18.75 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Vascular Biogenics Ltd (NASDAQ: VBLT) were down 17 percent to $7.43. VBL Therapeutics reported pricing of 2.5 million share common stock offering for $18.75 million.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tofutti Brands Inc.(TOF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for Dean Foods Co shows a decent long term return as small caps Lifeway Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: LWAY) and non-dairy desert stock Tofutti Brands Inc (NYSEMKT: TOF) have come up even for investors while mid cap dairy and organics stock WhiteWave Foods Co (NYSE: WWAV) has been an outperformer (Note: Wehad WhiteWave Foods Coin our SmallCap Network Elite Opportunity (SCN EO) portfolio back in October 2014 when our SCN EO newslettersaid that the stock could be an excellent acquisition candidate for a competing mega cap food producer to acquire):

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for Dean Foods Co shows a positive but not spectacular long term return as small cap Lifeway Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: LWAY) has been more volatile and non-dairy desert stock Tofutti Brands Inc (NYSEMKT: TOF) has given a moderately positive performance:

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Home BancShares, Inc.(HOMB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Home BancShares (NASDAQ:HOMB) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: CEVA, Inc.(CEVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: MGC Diagnostics Corporation(MGCD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    MGC Diagnostics Corp (NASDAQ: MGCD) is projected to post earnings for the latest quarter.

    Lands’ End, Inc. (NASDAQ: LE) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $293.24 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    MGC Diagnostics Corp (NASDAQ: MGCD) shares shot up 24 percent to $10.94 after the company agreed to be acquired by Altus Capital Partners for $11.03 per share in cash.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    MGC Diagnostics Corp (NASDAQ: MGCD) shares shot up 24 percent to $10.92 after the company agreed to be acquired by Altus Capital Partners for $11.03 per share in cash.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: CytRx Corporation(CYTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Another under-$10 biotechnology player that’s starting to trend within range of triggering a major breakout trade is CytRx (CYTR), which has an oncology pipeline that includes two programs in clinical development for cancer indications: aldoxorubicin and tamibarotene. This stock has been moving to the upside during the last three months, with shares up by 21%.

    If you take a look at the chart for CytRx, you’ll notice that this stock has been trending sideways inside of a consolidation chart pattern for the last two months, with shares moving between $2.27 on the downside and $2.68 on the upside. That consolidation pattern has occurred right above this stock’s 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Shares of CYTR have now started to break out above some near-term overhead resistance at $2.49 a share. That move is quickly pushing CYTR within range of triggering an even bigger breakout trade above the upper-end of its recent sideways trading chart pattern.

    Market players should now look for long-biased trades in CYTR if it manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.68 to $2.80 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that registers near or above its three-month average action of 154,838 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then CYTR will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.20 to $4 a share.

    Traders can look to buy CYTR off any weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below its 200-day at $2.33 a share or below more support at $2.27 a share. One can also buy CYTR off strength once it clears those breakout levels with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Prism Technologies Group, Inc.(PRZM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of TOWERVIEW LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=TOWERVIEW+LLC

    These are the top 5 holdings of TOWERVIEW LLCTejon Ranch Co (TRC) – 2,795,000 shares, 28.55% of the total portfolio. Saga Communications Inc (SGA) – 1,196,723 shares, 28.51% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 1.22%Barnes & Noble Inc (BKS) – 2,375,000 shares, 10.25% of the total portfolio. Corning Inc (GLW) – 600,000 shares, 7.56% of the total portfolio. Barnes & Noble Education Inc

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of TOWERVIEW LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=TOWERVIEW+LLC

    These are the top 5 holdings of TOWERVIEW LLCTejon Ranch Co (TRC) – 2,795,000 shares, 28.55% of the total portfolio. Saga Communications Inc (SGA) – 1,196,723 shares, 28.51% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 1.22%Barnes & Noble Inc (BKS) – 2,375,000 shares, 10.25% of the total portfolio. Corning Inc (GLW) – 600,000 shares, 7.56% of the total portfolio. Barnes & Noble Education Inc

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Partner Communications Company Ltd.(PTNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, telecommunications services shares fell 0.12 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: CHL), down 3 percent, and Partner Communications Company Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: PTNR), down 1.5 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, telecommunications services shares rose by just 0.2 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included B Communications Ltd (NASDAQ: BCOM), down 4 percent, and Partner Communications Company Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: PTNR), down 2 percent.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Partner Communications Company Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: PTNR) is expected to post earnings for the recent quarter.

    Noah Holdings Limited (ADR) (NYSE: NOAH) is estimated to post financial results for its latest quarter.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment of the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill is joined by Million Dollar Portfolio’s Jason Moser, Hidden Gems Canada’s David Kretzmann, and Total Income’s Ron Gross to reflect on last week’s business and economic news, and one of the big stories was that once-admired bank Wells Fargo(NYSE:WFC) was taking yet another mea culpa for yet more ways it was abusing its customers’ trust.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Wells Fargo (WFC) has come a long way since its account-opening scandal–enough that it makes you wonder if that scandal has been forgotten on Wall Street. Not Argus analyst Stephen Biggar, who cut Wells Fargo today, arguing that the scandal remains an overhang for the banking giant following its earnings miss last week:

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    We are downgrading Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) to HOLD from BUY following the companys 4Q earnings report and the recent sharp increase in the share price. WFC shares have more than recovered from their September 2016 selloff, which followed the revelation that bank employees had opened numerous fraudulent accounts to meet aggressive sales goals. In particular, bank employees opened new accounts with customer funds without disclosing this to customers…

    For a bank that largely sailed through the financial crisis, and that had maintained a far better reputation than most peers, the scandal is clearly a black eye. The practices were widespread enough to call the banks culture into question…Along with the 4Q results, the company noted a decline in visits to retail branches, which we believe will have a lingering effect on account openings. There have also been reports of fallout in other WFC businesses, such as wholesale banking, where some municipalities have temporarily suspended activity with the company.

    Biggar also cites the fact that Wells Fargo’s shares have reached his previous $53 price target and now “appear fairly valued.”

    Shares Wells Fargo are little changed at$53.76 at 9:34 a.m. today, while the SPDR S&P Bank ETF (KBE) has fallen 0.6% to$42.13.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) short interest decreased to 35.71 million shares from the previous reading of 36.20 million. Shares were trading at $56.55, within a 52-week range of $49.27 to $66.31.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Fortunately, when it comes to the oil exploration and production company, Cimarex Energy (XEC) , investors received both sides on Friday. When analysts go head-to-head, investors win, Cramer said, as an analyst at Wells Fargo (WFC) downgraded Cimarex on the same day that Goldman Sachs (GS) upgraded it.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Earnings season is getting underway this week, with big banks JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Bank of America (BAC), and Wells Fargo (WFC) announcing their results on Friday. They’ll be followed by Citigroup (C) and Morgan Stanley (MS) on Jan. 17, and Goldman Sachs (GS) on Jan. 18.

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Oracle – the facts please, just the facts

I like to start out these articles with some reference to the music I like to listen to-but I can’t always find exactly the right piece of lyric and I don’t like to stretch. So, I found a line from a TV show from my youth that has been reprised in the recent past. And it totally fits the case with Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) whose management team, with or without malice aforethought, does the best job in the enterprise IT space in spinning the facts at an ever increasing velocity.

Oracle management talked about its quarter as though it were a thing of beauty. It was anything but and the company missed both top line and earnings estimates despite its success in the cloud. Oracle management spoke glowingly about its prospects. The specific guidance they gave suggested that they are concerned about just how well they are doing. And Oracle decided to declare war on Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and presumably Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL)-not perhaps a development I would classify as the best thought through strategy. Oracle shares were down for Friday and they have done little for months. The immediate downside is probably minor. But there are many other large cap growth names with dividends that make better choices with which to secure positive alpha.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SanDisk Corporation(SNDK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    Early on Friday, analysts at RBC Capital boosted the near-term estimates on SanDisk Corporation (SNDK), a manufacturer of data storage products, because a fire at SK Hynix’s factory should lead to favorable pricing over the next two quarters.

    “We see a favorable pricing environment as a result of SK Hynix’s fire, which threatens to curtail NAND output as the company likely re-purposes production back toward DRAM, resulting in lower than expected incremental NAND wafers vs. company’s plan of 170K/WPM,” RBC Capital analyst Freedman said. “Consequently, we see stronger pricing through EoY before SK Hynix ramps NAND toward normalized prod’t levels as DRAM resources are restored/replaced.”

    The analysts maintain an “Outperform” rating on SDNK and still see shares reaching $76. This price target suggests a 26% upside to the stock’s Thursday closing price of $60.08. Furthermore, they boosted SanDisk’s 2013 EPS estimates from $4.82 to $4.95.

    SanDisk shares were up a fraction during pre-market trading on Friday. The stock is up 38.11% year-to-date.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Viking Therapeutics, Inc.(VKTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    DBV Technologies SA – ADR (NASDAQ: DBVT) shares tumbled 50.6 percent to $23.73 after the company disclosed that its peanut allergy trial failed to meet primary endpoint.
    Connecture Inc (NASDAQ: CNXR) shares declined 40.8 percent to $0.290. Connecture reported that it will voluntarily delist from the NASDAQ for OTCQX Market.
    Walter Investment Management Corp (NYSE: WAC) slipped 19.2 percent to $0.410. On Friday, Walter Investment Management disclosed that it has reached an agreement with term lenders and senior noteholders on financial restructuring.
    Eldorado Gold Corp (USA) (NYSE: EGO) shares dropped 15.9 percent to $1.83. Eldorado Gold lowered its production guidance for its Kisladag operation.
    Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP) shares fell 15.4 percent to $1.04.
    Future Fintech Group Inc (NASDAQ: FTFT) dropped 13.6 percent to $1.53. Future FinTech reported filing of proxy statement, including proposal for corporate restructuring.
    Concordia International Corp (NASDAQ: CXRX) shares fell 12.3 percent to $0.500 after dipping 38.71 percent on Friday.
    Aemetis Inc (NASDAQ: AMTX) shares declined 11.3 percent to $0.550
    OncoSec Medical Inc (NASDAQ: ONCS) dipped 10.5 percent to $1.12. OncoSec reported a $7.1 million registered direct at-the-market offering at a price of $1.34375 per share.
    Evoke Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: EVOK) shares fell 10.35 percent to $3.08 after the company disclosed 'positive' topline results from comparative exposure pharmacokinetic study for Gimoti.
    Eiger Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: EIGR) shares dropped 9.4 percent to $11.60 as the company disclosed Phase 2 interim 24-week data with pegylated interferon lambda in Hepatitis Delta Virus infection at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Meeting.
    Viking Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: VKTX) shares slipped 6.6 percent to $2.80. Viking Therapeutics presented results from proof-of-concept study of VK0214 in in vivo

  • [By George Budwell]

    Shares of Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX), a clinical-stage biotech developing treatments for endocrine and metabolic disorders,dropped by 30.1% last month,according toS&P Global Market Intelligence. What’s all the fuss about?

  • [By William Romov]

    Currently trading at $4.52 per share, Viking Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VKTX) develops drugs to treat fatty liver disease and post-hip surgery rehabilitation. It has the highest share price of the penny stocks on our list today.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Viking Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: VKTX) shares dropped 39 percent to $1.17 after the company priced 7.5 million share offering at $1.25 per share.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Terra Nitrogen Company L.P.(TNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Robert Rapier] While the MLP space is dominated by the oil and gas sector, in last week’s article we began to explore some of the more exotic master limited partnership offerings. This week we continue our exploration of nontraditional MLPs by looking at the partnerships supplying fertilizer.

    Rentech (Nasdaq: RTK) has been around for more than a decade, and it has shifted strategies several times. Full disclosure: Rentech’s Chief Technology Officer Harold Wright is a former manager of mine when we were both at ConocoPhillips, and I have visited Rentech’s facility in Commerce City, Colorado.

    For most of Rentech’s existence, the company has sought to commercialize alternative fuels. At one time it had ambitions to build a large coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant, but federal legislation ultimately nudged it instead into the biomass-to-liquids (BTL) space. The company did build a BTL demonstration plant, but ultimately shut it down and has now refocused its efforts on becoming “one of the largest wood processing companies in the world.”

    During its interesting journey as a company, Rentech acquired two ammonia nitrogen fertilizer facilities, which turned out to be a profit center that funded the alternative energy research. In November 2011, Rentech spun off this fertilizer business into an MLP called Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP (NYSE: RNF).

    In the months leading to the spin-off, RTK’s market capitalization was about $200 million. Rentech maintained 60 percent ownership of RNF, and three months after the spin-off RTK’s market cap had risen to $400 million, while investors had bid RNF up to $1 billion. Interestingly, RTK’s share of RNF was worth more than RTK’s entire market cap, a situation that persists. The market currently values Rentech at $482 million, while the valuation of Rentech Nitrogen Partners makes RTK’s 60 percent stake in RNF worth slightly more than $600 million — another illu

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.(JEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Jacobs Engineering (NYSE: JEC) recently closed its $3.3 billion acquisition of CH2M, which gives the firm a scale advantage in environmental cleanup and increases its capabilities across infrastructure. Jacobs is particularly strong in the aerospace and technology segment, closing multi-year awards last year for NASA and the Missile Defense Agency.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) which rose about 9% to $64.92. The stocks 52-week range is $49.31 to $65.29. Volume was1.8 million compared to its average volume of less than 1 million.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Lee offers 22 stocks that could benefit from the correlation trade: Western Digital (WDC), Xerox (XRX), First Solar, Ford Motor, Best Buy (BBY), PulteGroup (PHM), AutoNation (AN), Textron (TXT), Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC), Mosaic, BB&T (BBT), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB),Loews (L), Regions Financial (RF), KeyCorp (KEY), Comerica (CMA), Leucadia National (LUK), Zions Bancorp (ZION), Valero Energy (VLO), Marathon Oil, Cardinal Health (CAH), and Pepco Holdings (POM).

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Newell Rubbermaid Inc.(NWL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Not every battle is worth fighting, Cramer told viewers. That’s especially true if you own shares of Newell Brands (NWL) , which is embroiled in a bitter proxy fight between activists Starboard Capital and Carl Icahn.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) dropped about 1.5% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $42.54 after closing Friday at $43.20. The 52-week high is $55.08. Volume of around 3.5 million shares traded was about 10% above the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By ]

    Activist investor-pressured Mr. Coffee maker Newell Brands (NWL) plans to announce the terms of the first wave of divestitures contemplated in an initial $6 billion asset sale plan in the coming weeks, according to Wells Fargo analysts.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Noble Energy Inc.(NBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE: NBL) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $32 price target at Jefferies on December 20. The shares closed up 3.6% at $27.23 on Tuesday, in a 52-week range of $22.99 to $40.89. This call is actually almost $4 lower than the pre-call consensus price target, but Noble shares were up over 1% at $27.52 afterward.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE: NBL) is rated a Buy and Jefferies raised the price target to $47. The 2017 net loss estimate was lowered from $0.40 per share to $0.22 per share. The 2018 EPS estimate was raised from $0.94 to $1.34. Shares closed at $36.71 on Friday, in a 52-week range of $28.82 to $42.03, and the consensus price target is $48.22.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In his second “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer sat down with David Stover, chairman and CEO of Noble Energy (NBL) , the oil exploration and production company with acreage in all of the best regions of the U.S.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Noble Energy (NBL) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after purchasing Clayton Williams Energy (CWEI) for $2.7 billion.

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    Noble Energygained 7.1% to $40.05, while the S&P 500 fell 0.3% to2,267.89.

    Wunderlich’s Irene Haas explains why she’s a fan of the deal:

    Noble Energy (NBL) has agreed to acquire Clayton Williams Energy Inc. (CWEI-$103.98, Hold) for $3.4 billion. The transaction has been approved by both boards and should close during 2Q17. NBL will gain 71,000 net acres in Reeves County, production of 10,000 boepd, and 2,400 gross locations (with 8,000 lateral length) in the Wolfcamp, with net un-risked resource potential of over 1 billion boe. Netting out production, acreage outside of Reeves County, and midstream assets, NBL valued the Reeves County acreage at~$32,000 per net acre. NBL has the balance sheet and the technical expertise to develop the project quickly and generate meaningful production and cash flow growth. We reiterate our Buy rating on NBL.

    Noble Energy’s market capitalization rose to $17.2 billion from $16.1 billion on Friday. It reported a net lossof $2.4 billion on sales of $3 billion in 2015.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Noble Energy (NBL) : “Noble’s good. It’s a very well-run, conservative company. It should do well in this environment.”

    Himax Technologies (HIMX) : “That area is so red-hot. I think it’s fine, but I like Cypress Semiconductor (CY) more.”

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(CNCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in Concert Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CNCE) by 293.9% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 135,399 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 101,026 shares during the quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC’s holdings in Concert Pharmaceuticals were worth $3,503,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Warren Buffett has a long and successful history in the insurance industry, and it has been a cornerstone of Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) growth strategy since the 1967 acquisition of National Indemnity. In fact, Buffett specifically referred to the insurance industry as Berkshire’s “most important sector” in his latest letter to shareholders. Here’s a rundown of Berkshire’s insurance operations, and why Buffett loves the insurance business so much.

  • [By John Maxfield]

    Since the beginning of 2016, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) has seen the value of the seven bank stocks in its investment portfolio increase by $5.6 billion, or 10.8%.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Warren Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B), in addition to its dozens of businesses, also owns a portfolio of 47 different common stocks, many of which were hand-selected by Buffett himself. And, many of these stocks pay dividends. In fact, from all of the stocks in Berkshire’s portfolio, the company is generating more than $6,700 in dividend income every minute.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp(SHIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Meanwhile, Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB) rose $0.73 throughout the 2016, Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP) fell $1.69 and Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM) dropped $0.93.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    DBV Technologies SA – ADR (NASDAQ: DBVT) shares tumbled 50.6 percent to $23.73 after the company disclosed that its peanut allergy trial failed to meet primary endpoint.
    Connecture Inc (NASDAQ: CNXR) shares declined 40.8 percent to $0.290. Connecture reported that it will voluntarily delist from the NASDAQ for OTCQX Market.
    Walter Investment Management Corp (NYSE: WAC) slipped 19.2 percent to $0.410. On Friday, Walter Investment Management disclosed that it has reached an agreement with term lenders and senior noteholders on financial restructuring.
    Eldorado Gold Corp (USA) (NYSE: EGO) shares dropped 15.9 percent to $1.83. Eldorado Gold lowered its production guidance for its Kisladag operation.
    Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP) shares fell 15.4 percent to $1.04.
    Future Fintech Group Inc (NASDAQ: FTFT) dropped 13.6 percent to $1.53. Future FinTech reported filing of proxy statement, including proposal for corporate restructuring.
    Concordia International Corp (NASDAQ: CXRX) shares fell 12.3 percent to $0.500 after dipping 38.71 percent on Friday.
    Aemetis Inc (NASDAQ: AMTX) shares declined 11.3 percent to $0.550
    OncoSec Medical Inc (NASDAQ: ONCS) dipped 10.5 percent to $1.12. OncoSec reported a $7.1 million registered direct at-the-market offering at a price of $1.34375 per share.
    Evoke Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: EVOK) shares fell 10.35 percent to $3.08 after the company disclosed 'positive' topline results from comparative exposure pharmacokinetic study for Gimoti.
    Eiger Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: EIGR) shares dropped 9.4 percent to $11.60 as the company disclosed Phase 2 interim 24-week data with pegylated interferon lambda in Hepatitis Delta Virus infection at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Meeting.
    Viking Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: VKTX) shares slipped 6.6 percent to $2.80. Viking Therapeutics presented results from proof-of-concept study of VK0214 in in vivo

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP) dropped 50% on Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $1.10 after closing at $2.20 on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $8.65. Volume approaching 13 million shares was nearly 15 times the daily average of 850,000. The dry bulk carrier company priced a secondary offering of 10 million shares and warrants at $1.50 per share this morning.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CEVA, Inc.(CEVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Elon Musk sent another rocket into space on Thursday.

SpaceX launched a rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California carrying three satellites. The company confirmed that one satellite, Spain’s PAZ, successfully made it into orbit.

Also aboard the Falcon 9 were two satellites designed to test the technology the company plans to use for its high-speed internet service.

A company spokesperson declined to say whether the two test satellites also launched successfully. Space X or its CEO Elon Musk are expected to say more about the high-speed internet test later in the day.

SpaceX’s internet ambitions have the support of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai. Last week, Pai urged the FCC to approve SpaceX’s broader proposal to deliver “broadband services directly to [people] anywhere in the United States or around the world” at speeds similar to the quickest ground-based internet connections.

SpaceX eventually wants to put more than 10,000 tiny satellites into Low-Earth Orbit. The satellites will whisk around the planet about 335 km to 1,325 km above the Earth’s surface.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR) got a boost, shooting up 30 percent to $8.38 after the company posted upbeat Q4 results.

    Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $56.39 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its third quarter and boosted its full year net income guidance.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is themostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is thefifth mostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 47.69% according to Highshortnterest.com.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: United States Cellular Corporation(USM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    United States Cellular Corp (NYSE: USM) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $975.54 million.

    Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $364.50 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, telecommunications services shares fell by 0.77 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included United States Cellular Corp (NYSE: USM), down 5 percent, and B Communications Ltd (NASDAQ: BCOM), down 5 percent.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Arris Group Inc(ARRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    Based in San Francisco, Dedrone also has the backing of Dominic Orr, CEO of Aruba Networks, a unit of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Inc. (NYSE: HPE); and Selina Lo, CEO of Ruckus Wireless, a unit of Arris International PLC (Nasdaq: ARRS).

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: DSP Group Inc.(DSPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Technology shares rose by 2 percent in the US market on Friday. Top gainers in the sector included Fabrinet (NYSE: FN), and DSP Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSPG).

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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