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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019

Wall Street had a down day on Thursday, with the trade-sensitive industrial side of the market seeing the largest declines on news that the U.S. and Canada had imposed a set of matching tariffs on each other. The Dow lost more than 200 points, but declines were somewhat less extensive on a percentage basis for other parts of the market. Crude oil prices also moved lower, and the general sense among investors was one of uncertainty about how these initial disputes would evolve over time. Moreover, some bad news from key sectors of the economy weighed on individual stocks. Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR), Guess? (NYSE:GES), and Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

Dollar Tree cuts its 2018 guidance

Shares of Dollar Tree plunged 14% after the dollar-store retailer announced its fiscal first-quarter results. The company said that revenue rose 5%, with Dollar Tree stores reporting a 4% rise in same-store sales. Yet the company’s Family Dollar stores underperformed, posting a same-store sales decline of 1.1% compared to the year-ago quarter. Executives blamed the subpar results on a cold spring, an early Easter holiday, and higher freight costs for moving goods to its store locations. Yet although the company said warmer weather has helped the business recover, Dollar Tree still cut its earnings projections for the full year, and investors seemed to ignore the potential long-term positives of strategic moves like refinancing its debt. The news came as a surprise to those who’ve seen dollar stores as outperforming their upscale rivals.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: GAMCO Natural Resources, Gold & Income Tust (GNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Golem (CURRENCY:GNT) traded 0.3% lower against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 19th. One Golem token can now be bought for approximately $0.51 or 0.00006248 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Mercatox, Zebpay, Liqui and Cryptopia. Over the last week, Golem has traded 9.1% lower against the US dollar. Golem has a market cap of $428.99 million and approximately $7.17 million worth of Golem was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Golem (CURRENCY:GNT) traded 15.7% higher against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 0:00 AM Eastern on August 17th. One Golem token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.17 or 0.00002636 BTC on exchanges including Zebpay, Poloniex, OKEx and Bittrex. In the last week, Golem has traded up 1.7% against the dollar. Golem has a total market capitalization of $165.19 million and $7.99 million worth of Golem was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Golem (CURRENCY:GNT) traded 0.3% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 13:00 PM Eastern on September 30th. Golem has a market capitalization of $147.49 million and approximately $1.20 million worth of Golem was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, Golem has traded up 4.8% against the U.S. dollar. One Golem token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.15 or 0.00002326 BTC on major exchanges including HitBTC, OOOBTC, Iquant and Zebpay.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Citizens Financial Group, Inc.(CFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE: CFG) shares were down Tuesday, dragged by macro concerns following the rise in Italian sovereign debt yields and a 14-basis point decline in the 10-year U.S. treasury yield.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) insider Randall J. Black sold 792 shares of Citizens Financial Group stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.49, for a total value of $32,860.08. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 34,258 shares in the company, valued at $1,421,364.42. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) and State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the fourteen analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $46.38.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Citizens Financial Group (CFG)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mackay Shields LLC decreased its stake in shares of Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) by 52.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 92,270 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 102,210 shares during the period. Mackay Shields LLC’s holdings in Citizens Financial Group were worth $3,589,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: THL Credit Senior Loan Fund(TSLF)

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Optical Cable Corporation(OCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Optical Cable Co. (NASDAQ:OCC) Chairman Neil D. Wilkin, Jr. sold 10,000 shares of Optical Cable stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.50, for a total transaction of $35,000.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 1,074,405 shares in the company, valued at $3,760,417.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Octoin Coin (CURRENCY:OCC) traded 7% higher against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 19:00 PM Eastern on May 12th. One Octoin Coin coin can now be bought for approximately $2.51 or 0.00029499 BTC on popular exchanges including Exrates and YoBit. Octoin Coin has a market cap of $926,548.00 and approximately $1.02 million worth of Octoin Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, Octoin Coin has traded 23.4% lower against the US dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Optical Cable (NASDAQ:OCC) has trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Optical Cable earned a coverage optimism score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 46.3231627277527 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: HP Inc.(HPQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    DNB Asset Management AS grew its holdings in HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) by 251.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 4,944,443 shares of the computer maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,537,963 shares during the quarter. HP accounts for about 1.4% of DNB Asset Management AS’s holdings, making the stock its 13th biggest holding. DNB Asset Management AS’s holdings in HP were worth $127,418,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) released its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Tuesday, the company said that it had $0.48 in earnings per share (EPS) on $14.0 billion in revenue. That compared with consensus estimates of $0.48 in EPS on revenue of $13.57 billion, as well as the $0.40 per share and $12.38 billion posted in the same period of last year.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    HP (NYSE:HPQ) is the biggest PC maker in the world. Its printing business, which recently acquired Samsung’s printing unit, is also one of the world’s top manufacturers of consumer, commercial, and 3D printers.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now

Netflix is paring some losses Tuesday, down just 5 percent by 12:15 EDT, after initially falling as much as 14 percent on a big miss on subscriber growth.

The stock was earlier on pace for its worst day in two years, tracking for the name’s biggest single-day drop since July 19, 2016, when it fell 13 percent after a similar earnings report of weaker-than-expected subscriber growth.

The shares recovered above $379 in midday trading. The stock closed Monday at $400.48.

Netflix has a history of big rebounds, and much of Wall Street is expecting a recovery. But the initial drop is a notable stumble for one of the best-performing stocks of the year.

As of midday Tuesday, Netflix is up nearly 100 percent in 2018 and more than 130 percent in a 12-month period.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: State Bank Financial Corporation.(STBZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.03. State Bank Financial had a return on equity of 9.26% and a net margin of 18.77%. The firm had revenue of $68.16 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $65.00 million. analysts expect that State Bank Financial will post 2.18 EPS for the current year.

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    State Bank Financial Company Profile

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) and State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: DBV Technologies S.A.(DBVT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of DBV Technologies (NASDAQ:DBVT) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $44.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of DBV Technologies (NASDAQ:DBVT) hit a new 52-week low on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $20.00 and last traded at $20.31, with a volume of 2187 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $20.07.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Ultra Petroleum Corp.(UPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Matthew DiLallo]

    There are loads of management teams out there that aren’t great for shareholders, but Matt, Jason, and I (Tyler here) have a few in particular that get under our skin for their poor performance. Here’s why we think those running Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK), Ultra Petroleum (NASDAQ:UPL), and Buckeye Partners (NYSE:BPL) should be shown the door. 

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Investors unloaded Ultra Petroleum Corp’s (NASDAQ:UPL) stock on Thursday, driving it down by more than 35% at 11:45 a.m. EDT. While the company’s weaker-than-expected second-quarter results played a roll in the sell-off, the main driver was management’s inability to figure out how to exploit its vast resources in Wyoming’s Pinedale field.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    An issue of Ultra Petroleum Corp. (NASDAQ:UPL) bonds fell 1.5% as a percentage of their face value during trading on Wednesday. The high-yield issue of debt has a 6.875% coupon and will mature on April 15, 2022. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $70.25 and were trading at $71.50 one week ago. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Ultra Petroleum Corp (NASDAQ:UPL) were down more than 12% by 10:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday after the natural-gas driller was unable to strike a deal with its lenders on the terms of a potential transaction involving its term loan. That latest issue pushed its year-to-date plunge to nearly 88%.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Ultra Petroleum Corp (NASDAQ:UPL) were down more than 12% on Friday at 2:30 p.m. EDT. That’s due to continued selling pressure after the company reported first-quarter results yesterday where it detailed a risky go-forward plan. That move caused shares to plunge yesterday, and are now down 28% over the past two days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ultra Petroleum Co. (NASDAQ: UPL) traded down about 15% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $2.08 after closing Wednesday at $2.45. The stock’s 52-week high is $12.39. Volume was about 30% above the daily average of around 4 million shares. The company reported results last night that were less than expected.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Citizens Financial Group, Inc.(CFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    M&T Bank Corp lowered its stake in Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) by 38.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 52,349 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 32,830 shares during the quarter. M&T Bank Corp’s holdings in Citizens Financial Group were worth $2,198,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) – Research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group lowered their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Citizens Financial Group in a note issued to investors on Monday, October 8th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst K. Usdin now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.90 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.91. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Citizens Financial Group’s FY2018 earnings at $3.51 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $4.15 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Citizens Financial Group (CFG)

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  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE: CFG) shares were down Tuesday, dragged by macro concerns following the rise in Italian sovereign debt yields and a 14-basis point decline in the 10-year U.S. treasury yield.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the fourteen analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $46.38.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mackay Shields LLC decreased its stake in shares of Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) by 52.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 92,270 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 102,210 shares during the period. Mackay Shields LLC’s holdings in Citizens Financial Group were worth $3,589,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Invesco Credit Opportunities Fund(VTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about Invesco Dynamic Credit Opportunities Fd (NYSE:VTA) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Invesco Dynamic Credit Opportunities Fd earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 46.2340823797619 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Virtacoin (CURRENCY:VTA) traded down 11.7% against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on September 25th. Virtacoin has a market capitalization of $26,710.00 and approximately $45.00 worth of Virtacoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Virtacoin coin can now be bought for $0.0000 or 0.00000000 BTC on major exchanges. Over the last seven days, Virtacoin has traded down 13.8% against the U.S. dollar.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Pilgrim's Pride Corporation(PPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    President Energy PLC (LON:PPC) insider Alexander Charles Moody-Stuart bought 100,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 28th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 9 ($0.12) per share, with a total value of £9,000 ($11,982.43).

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    Cramer was bearish on Grubhub (GRUB) , Sprint (S) , LG Homes (LGIH) , Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) , Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC) , Opko Health (OPK) , Alaska Air Group (ALK) and Winnebago Industries (WGO) .

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Pilgrim’s Pride (NASDAQ:PPC) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report published on Tuesday.

    Several other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Pilgrim’s Pride from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $27.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. BMO Capital Markets dropped their target price on shares of Pilgrim’s Pride to $31.00 and set a market perform rating for the company in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Morgan Stanley set a $25.00 target price on shares of Pilgrim’s Pride and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Vertical Group raised shares of Pilgrim’s Pride from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. Finally, Mizuho reissued a buy rating and issued a $28.00 target price on shares of Pilgrim’s Pride in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $27.80.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    FinnCap restated their corporate rating on shares of President Energy (LON:PPC) in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

    Separately, Peel Hunt boosted their target price on President Energy from GBX 13 ($0.17) to GBX 13.50 ($0.18) and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Monday, May 21st.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: El Paso Electric Company(EE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of El Paso Electric (NYSE:EE) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $51.33.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Korea Electric Power (NYSE: KEP) and El Paso Electric (NYSE:EE) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Top Image Systems Ltd.(TISA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: EZCORP, Inc.(EZPW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    EZCORP (NASDAQ: EZPW) and Zagg (NASDAQ:ZAGG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The credit services provider reported $0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by ($0.01), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $199.94 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $198.24 million. EZCORP had a return on equity of 6.81% and a net margin of 5.33%. EZCORP’s quarterly revenue was up 8.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.12 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Telefonica SA(TEF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L (NYSE: TEF) and Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BME:TEF traded up €0.15 ($0.19) during midday trading on Friday, reaching €8.20 ($10.12). 33,480,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 23,390,000. Telef?nica has a 12 month low of €7.45 ($9.20) and a 12 month high of €10.63 ($13.12).

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    About Telef?nica

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    UBS Group set a €10.00 ($11.76) price target on Telefonica (BME:TEF) in a report published on Wednesday morning, www.boersen-zeitung.de reports. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Telefonica (BME:TEF) has been assigned a €10.70 ($12.44) target price by Deutsche Bank in a research note issued on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Deutsche Bank’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 30.49% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) and TELE2 AB/ADR (OTCMKTS:TLTZY) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Telefonica (NYSE: TEF) and Koninklijke KPN (OTCMKTS:KKPNY) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

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For years, Toys “R” Us was an American success story.

Now the discount toy retailer is in its final chapter. The company filed for bankruptcy in September. On Wednesday, Toys “R” Us told employees that it would close or sell all its stores in the United States.

It’s an ignominious end for the company that was once the toy industry’s powerhouse. In the second half of the 20th century, just after the Baby Boom, Toys “R” Us grew into a dominant retail chain thanks to its low prices and a knack for keeping the nation’s hottest toys in stock.

“Toys ‘R’ Us, Big Kid on the Block, Won’t Stop Growing,” a Wall Street Journal headline blared in 1988.

It all started in 1948, when Charles Lazarus, age 25, opened a baby furniture store called Children’s Bargain Town in Washington, D.C. He knew Americans returning from World War II were starting families and needed somewhere to stock up on nursery decor.

But before long, Lazarus discovered that the real money was not in cribs, but in toys.

Top Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Euronet Worldwide Inc.(EEFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Electronic payments and remittances giantEuronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT)displayed crisp revenue growth in its earnings report issued April 25, which covered the first three months of the current year. Below, we’ll outline summary numbers, delve into pertinent details underlying the results, and review management’s perspective on the quarter:

Top Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)

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    This photo provided by Tesla shows a 2017 Tesla Model 3, a vehicle that has a semiautonomous driving system called Autopilot. Tesla can update the Autopilot software over the air, not necessitating a trip to a service center. Tesla offers Autopilot on its Model S, Model X and Model 3 vehicles. (Photo: AP)

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    Tehran, Iran (AP) — An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported.

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    Jerusalem (AP) — Israeli authorities have begun distributing deportation notices to thousands of African migrants.

    In letters delivered Sunday, Israel says the migrants have 60 days to accept the offer to leave the country for an unnamed African destination in exchange for $3,500 and a plane ticket. Those who don't by Apr. 1 will be incarcerated indefinitely.

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    Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital killed at least six people, including a foreigner, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed on Sunday, with the casualty toll expected to rise.

Top Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Citizens Financial Group, Inc.(CFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    M&T Bank Corp lowered its stake in Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) by 38.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 52,349 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 32,830 shares during the quarter. M&T Bank Corp’s holdings in Citizens Financial Group were worth $2,198,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Gartner, Inc.(IT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o
  • [By Steve Symington]

    Gartner Inc. (NYSE:IT) announced better-than-expected first-quarter 2018 results on Tuesday, detailing double-digit percentage growth led by strong demand for its market-leading research-and-advisory services. The company also modestly reduced its full-year guidance, but only to reflect the impact of recent divestitures.

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It’s not so easy to size upWalmart(NYSE:WMT) these days. For decades, the retailer’s strategy was as reliable as the sunrise: Open up hundreds of supercenters every year, keep costs low, and offer customers “everyday low prices.”

For a long time, that strategy drove consistent profit growth and propelled the big-box chain to retail dominance, but like many things in business, it worked until it didn’t. The rise ofAmazon(NASDAQ:AMZN)and e-commerce disrupted Walmart’s leadership and undermined the strength of both its pricing strategy and brick-and-mortar expansion.

Under CEO Doug McMillon, who took the helm in 2014, Walmart has reinvented itself. The retailer has essentially stopped opening new stores, instead investing that capital into paying employees better, providing more training, cleaning up stores, and eliminating out-of-stockages — all in an effort to improve the in-store experience. The company has also aggressively pivoted to e-commerce, quickly adding grocery pickup stations at its stores, expecting to have more than 2,000 of them by the end of this year. It boosted its exposure to e-commerceby acquiring Jet.com for $3.3 billion and followed that up with smaller e-commerce acquisitions like Bonobos and Modcloth.

Top Low Price Stocks For 2018: Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc.(PLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: “Protalix Biotherapeutics (PLX) Shares Up 6.8%” was first posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this story on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. & international trademark and copyright laws. The legal version of this story can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3355139/protalix-biotherapeutics-plx-shares-up-6-8.html.

Top Low Price Stocks For 2018: (SIOLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    China Life (NYSE:LFC) holds a 44 percent stake in China Guangfa Bank and a 30 percent stake in Sino-Ocean Group (OTCPK:SIOLF). Foresea owns large stakes in Gree Electric Appliances and China Vanke. If they are forced to sell their stakes, the Chinese stock market could see a sudden downturn.

Top Low Price Stocks For 2018: Kalytera Therapeutics, Inc. (QUEZF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Kalytera Therapeutics Inc (OTC: QUEZF) closed a C$13.4 million ($10.2 million) tranche of a private placement for the acquisition of Talent Biotechs Ltd.

Top Low Price Stocks For 2018: Citizens Financial Group, Inc.(CFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Citizens Financial Group (NYSE: CFG) reports $152 billion in assets and a higher concentration of branches in the Northeast, but has a strong market share of 12% in its top ten metropolitan areas. Business is nearly evenly split between consumer lending (45%) and commercial loans (55%) and a technology investment program is driving a target for up to $60 million in cost savings by the end of 2018.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CFG) which traded down 6.8% at $34.57. The stocks 52-week range is $18.34 to $39.75. Volume was 9.6 million versus the daily average of 5.0 million shares.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Citizens Financial (CFG) was downgraded to neutral from outperform at Wedbush. The valuation is less attractive, based on a $31 price target, Wedbush said. 

Top Low Price Stocks For 2018: Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc.(CFR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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

    These are the top 5 holdings of Wintergreen FundReynolds American Inc (RAI) – 1,643,159 shares, 24.5% of the total portfolio. Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co (CTO) – 1,232,334 shares, 15.61% of the total portfolio. British American Tobacco PLC (BATS) – 782,405 shares, 12.29% of the total portfolio. Cie Financiere Richemont SA (CFR) – 286,053 shares, 5.35% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 15.57%Altria Group Inc (MO) – 305,421

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider selling last week: Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET), Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc. (NYSE: CFR), Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), Stamps.com (NASDAQ: STMP) and Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE: WAL).

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Restaurant Brands International Inc (NYSE:QSR) stock got a boost from strong Burger King sales for the first quarter of 2018.

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During the first quarter of the year, Restaurant Brands International Inc reported revenue of $1.25 billion. This is up from its revenue of $1.00 billion that was reported in the same period of the year prior. It also beat out Wall Street’s revenue estimate of $1.15 billion for the quarter, which is good news for QSR stock.

Restaurant Brands International Inc notes that Burger King’s comparable sales for the first quarter of the year were up 3.8%. In comparison, comparable sales at Burger King were down 0.1% in the first quarter of 2017.

Best High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Maxwell Technologies, Inc.(MXWL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Tuesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedgoing long on small cap energy storage and power delivery stock Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ: MXWL):

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ: MXWL) surged 9.20% to $10.21. The volume of Maxwell Technologies shares traded was 325% higher than normal. Maxwell’s trailing-twelve-month revenue is $190.57 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL) were down 15 percent to $5.34. Maxwell reported amended terms for deal with Viex Capital and announced a proposed offering of $50 million convertible senior notes due 2022.

Best High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Akamai Technologies, Inc.(AKAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) which traded down over 14% at $45.51. The stocks 52-week range is $45.41 to $71.64. Volume wasover 14 million versus the daily average of 2.6 million shares.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) which rose about 7% to $74.89. The stocks 52-week range is $44.65 to $75.00. Volume was roughly 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.3 million.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM) rose 26.7% in 2016, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Coming off a drastic 28% drop in the last 10 weeks of 2015, the content distribution specialist bounced back quickly.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) which rose about 14% to $65.67. The stocks 52-week range is $44.65 to $71.64. Volume was 14.5 million compared to its average volume of 2 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) dropped about 15% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $45.45 after closing at $53.28 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $71.64. Volume of about 13 million was roughly 5 times the daily average. The company reported decent results, but soft guidance for the current quarter sank the stock in Wednesday’s session.

Best High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Diana Shipping inc.(DSX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap dry bulk shippingDiana Shipping Inc (NYSE: DSX) as a short/bearish position:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) shares were also up, gaining 12 percent to $5.91. JP Morgan upgraded Diana Shipping from Neutral to Overweight.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) was down, falling around 11 percent to $4.56. Diana Shipping reported an offering of $70 million in common shares.

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  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of dry bulk ocean shipper Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX) surged 37% in the first month of the new year, rising from $3.02 at the start of January to end at $4.14 at its close. As the calendar moves into February, however, Diana’s shares are moving into reverse — down more than 2% since the month began.

Best High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Citizens Financial Group, Inc.(CFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CFG) which traded down 6.8% at $34.57. The stocks 52-week range is $18.34 to $39.75. Volume was 9.6 million versus the daily average of 5.0 million shares.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Jon Najarian said he noticed a large call options volume in Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE: CFG). Around 13,000 contracts of the April 40 calls were traded in the first half of the trading session.

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    Citizens Financial Group (NYSE: CFG) reports $152 billion in assets and a higher concentration of branches in the Northeast, but has a strong market share of 12% in its top ten metropolitan areas. Business is nearly evenly split between consumer lending (45%) and commercial loans (55%) and a technology investment program is driving a target for up to $60 million in cost savings by the end of 2018.