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Millions of kids must travel to and from school each day, rain or shine. With a national fleet of school buses and a stack of contracts with various school districts, the company generates consistent, recurring income to share with its stockholders. That, along with its current yield of 5.9%, is why STB remains one of my readers’ favorite stocks.

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Best Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd.(PME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd (NASDAQ:PME) CEO Xinrong Zhuo purchased 50,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 25th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $3.33 per share, for a total transaction of $166,500.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pingtan Marine Enterprise (NASDAQ:PME) CEO Xinrong Zhuo purchased 50,000 shares of Pingtan Marine Enterprise stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 17th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $3.66 per share, with a total value of $183,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: PetroChina Company Limited(PTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Danny Vena]

    But you might be surprised to find that Apple is not the first company to achieve this distinction. Even more surprising: you’ve probably never heard of the company that beat them, PetroChina (NYSE:PTR). 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    PetroChina Continues to Increase its Reserves and Output of Oil and Gas Net Profit for the First Half of 2018 Increased 113.7% Year-on-Year (webwire.com) PetroChina Company Limited (PTR) Announces Special Dividend of $0.32 (americanbankingnews.com) China’s Natural Gas Imports Soar Despite Domestic Output Growth (finance.yahoo.com) China state oil firms clash over ownership rights – Global Times (finance.yahoo.com) China Oil Companies Report Strong First-Half Profits (caixinglobal.com)

    PTR opened at $73.10 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $135.55 billion, a PE ratio of 41.07 and a beta of 1.44. PetroChina has a 52-week low of $61.87 and a 52-week high of $85.02. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20, a quick ratio of 0.55 and a current ratio of 0.82.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    But the Cupertino behemoth won’t be the first publicly traded company to reach that valuation. More than 10 years ago, China’s state-controlled oil giant PetroChina Co. Ltd. (NYSE: PTR) posted a market cap of $1.005 trillion on the day of its initial public offering in Shanghai. The class A shares went out at 16.7 yuan, and the stock nearly tripled on its first day of trading to 43.96 yuan. At the time it took about 7.5 yuan to equal one U.S. dollar.

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Churchill Downs, Incorporated(CHDN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Churchill Downs (CHDN) : “This has been a big winner for a long time. I’d wait for a dip, then buy some.”

    Devon Energy (DVN) : “They shot the lights out. They’ve got growth and are bigger than ever.”

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN decreased its holdings in Churchill Downs, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHDN) by 7.0% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 35,164 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,629 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned approximately 0.26% of Churchill Downs worth $10,426,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,
  • [By Max Byerly]

    Churchill Downs (NASDAQ:CHDN) had its price objective lifted by equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group to $325.00 in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, The Fly reports. The firm currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group’s price target suggests a potential upside of 17.67% from the company’s previous close. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019

I believe the European financial market contains too much risk, and one should rather invest in the American financial system because it has a lot more upward potential. I wrote that in one of my latest articles. However, there is one exception to my statement: UBS Group (NYSE:UBS). The Swiss banking group is especially strong in investment banking and asset management and will probably outperform the sector this year.

Why UBS is the exception

There are numerous reasons as to why I believe UBS Group has more potential than the rest of the European banking sector. Firstly, UBS has some making up to do in stock price. The European financial sector declined -3.7% over the last 12 months, while UBS Group declined even further to -13.36%. The main reason behind this steeper-than-average drop is the company missing its earnings in the first quarter of 2016. Ever since, their stock price has not recovered as fast as the rest of the market. This has led us to believe that UBS is slightly undervalued in comparison with the sector.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Alliance Data Systems Corporation(ADS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC lifted its stake in shares of Alliance Data Systems Co. (NYSE:ADS) by 2,490.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 7,461 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 7,173 shares during the quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC’s holdings in Alliance Data Systems were worth $1,588,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by research analysts at Oppenheimer in a report issued on Thursday. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Alliance Data Systems’ Q2 2018 earnings at $4.65 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $6.61 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $6.18 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $21.53 EPS.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE: ADS) which fell about 10% to $218.96. The stock’s 52-week range is $192.02 to $278.33. Volume was about 1.6 million compared to the daily average volume of about half a million.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) have plunged today, down by 12% as of 11:30 a.m. EST, after the company reported fourth-quarter earnings results. While the marketing and customer loyalty specialist beat on the bottom line, it missed on the top line.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Churchill Downs, Incorporated(CHDN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Churchill Downs (NASDAQ:CHDN) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report released on Saturday morning.

    Several other research analysts also recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Churchill Downs from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 10th. Jefferies Financial Group set a $317.00 target price on Churchill Downs and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, August 6th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Churchill Downs from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 15th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the company. Churchill Downs currently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $314.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN decreased its holdings in Churchill Downs, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHDN) by 7.0% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 35,164 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,629 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned approximately 0.26% of Churchill Downs worth $10,426,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By ]

    Churchill Downs (CHDN) : “This has been a big winner for a long time. I’d wait for a dip, then buy some.”

    Devon Energy (DVN) : “They shot the lights out. They’ve got growth and are bigger than ever.”

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ:CHDN)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $301.60 and last traded at $297.40, with a volume of 6596 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $292.50.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Rand Capital Corporation(RAND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Rand Capital (NASDAQ:RAND) from a d+ rating to a c rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning.

    RAND traded up $0.02 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $2.99. The company had a trading volume of 252 shares, compared to its average volume of 122,866. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 315.33 and a current ratio of 315.33. Rand Capital has a 12 month low of $2.05 and a 12 month high of $3.60. The firm has a market cap of $18.88 million, a P/E ratio of 100.00 and a beta of 0.05.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF(FV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (NASDAQ:FV) by 3.7% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 106,289 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 3,752 shares during the quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF were worth $3,132,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Beasley Broadcast Group Inc.(BBGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Beasley Broadcast Group (NASDAQ:BBGI) Director Mark S. Fowler sold 5,505 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.78, for a total value of $59,343.90. Following the sale, the director now owns 34,199 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $368,665.22. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

It’s been a long, hard road for investors in small-town convenience outfit Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY). While the company’s focus on pizza delivery produced huge gains coming out of the Great Recession, the stock has trailed the broader market by over 50 percentage points since July 2016.

A perfect storm of factors contributed, including weak farming economies where the company operates, massive expansion plans that have been confronted with heavy competition, and a management team that has done a subpar job of managing investor expectations.

With the company’s fiscal first-quarter earnings report this week, however, there’s a respite — and signs of hope.

Image source: Getty Images.

Casey’s General Stores earnings: The raw numbers

Before we dive into what made the quarter such a success, let’s look at how the company performed on the headline numbers.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Liberty Global plc(LBTYA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is one of 32 public companies in the “Cable & other pay television services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Liberty Global to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Tuesday.

    LBTYA has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Jefferies Group reiterated a buy rating on shares of Liberty Global in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded Liberty Global from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and set a $41.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine downgraded Liberty Global from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Citigroup set a $43.00 price objective on Liberty Global and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, Macquarie reiterated an outperform rating and set a $45.00 price objective (up previously from $41.00) on shares of Liberty Global in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $41.46.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) by 37.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 515,191 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 139,156 shares during the quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Liberty Global PLC Class A were worth $14,188,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Arc Wireless Solutions Inc.(ARCW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Barnes Group (NYSE: B) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Watts Water Technologies (NYSE: WTS) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The technology company reported ($0.12) earnings per share for the quarter, MarketWatch Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $20.91 million during the quarter. ARC Group WorldWide had a negative return on equity of 30.03% and a negative net margin of 13.64%.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: TRACON Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(TCON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TRACON Pharmaceuticals (TCON)

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Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation(CCMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Cabot Microelectronics Co. (NASDAQ:CCMP) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $114.80.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Cabot Microelectronics Co. (NASDAQ:CCMP) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $112.25.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ:CCMP) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cabot Microelectronics earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.640513544039 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ: CCMP) and Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Churchill Downs, Incorporated(CHDN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Churchill Downs (NASDAQ:CHDN) had its price objective lifted by equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group to $325.00 in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, The Fly reports. The firm currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group’s price target suggests a potential upside of 17.67% from the company’s previous close. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Churchill Downs (CHDN)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By ]

    Churchill Downs (CHDN) : “This has been a big winner for a long time. I’d wait for a dip, then buy some.”

    Devon Energy (DVN) : “They shot the lights out. They’ve got growth and are bigger than ever.”

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Churchill Downs (CHDN)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: VOC Energy Trust(VOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Deutsche Bank AG reduced its position in VOC Energy Trust (NYSE:VOC) by 64.5% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 19,000 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 34,500 shares during the period. Deutsche Bank AG’s holdings in VOC Energy Trust were worth $112,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now

I will get right to it. After describing the reasons behind its meteoric rise and the discussing why this name was one of my top blue chip top picks for 2017, it comes down to performance. Just this morning Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), as well as other large banks, are out with key earnings reports. This matters for the 2017 call and it matters for the share price which has skyrocketed in the last few months. It’s about the performance. Performance not just on the top and bottom lines but also in several key metrics that I follow closely for all major banks. The bank has come a long way from it facing extinction, and it took we the people to keep it alive. Today Bank of America is one of the largest banks in the United States by assets and yes, it has recovered from the Great Recession. Is it firing on all cylinders like it was pre-recession? No, unfortunately it is not, but it is getting there. Can you stick with the name? We need to examine the company’s most recent earnings and key metrics to make that determination.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Friedman Industries Inc.(FRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Farad (CURRENCY:FRD) traded 24.6% higher against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 14:00 PM E.T. on June 28th. Farad has a market capitalization of $825,559.00 and approximately $54.00 worth of Farad was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Farad has traded up 3.4% against the dollar. One Farad token can currently be bought for about $0.0061 or 0.00000100 BTC on exchanges.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Friedman Industries (NYSEAMERICAN:FRD) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The company reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $48.19 million for the quarter. Friedman Industries had a return on equity of 2.05% and a net margin of 1.19%.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Weingarten Realty Investors(WRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    State of Alaska Department of Revenue trimmed its position in Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) by 7.8% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 70,653 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 6,007 shares during the period. State of Alaska Department of Revenue’s holdings in Weingarten Realty Investors were worth $2,175,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Weingarten Realty (WRI)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Thursday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the fourteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $32.14.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: NV5 Global, Inc.(NVEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    NV5 Global (NASDAQ: NVEE) and Applied DNA Sciences (NASDAQ:APDN) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Emerald Advisers Inc. PA raised its holdings in shares of NV5 Global Inc (NASDAQ:NVEE) by 16.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 283,460 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 40,140 shares during the quarter. Emerald Advisers Inc. PA owned about 2.58% of NV5 Global worth $19,644,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Jason Hall, Matthew Frankel, CFP, and Matthew DiLallo]

    Here’s where the real opportunity to create wealth in stocks is: High-quality — and real — companies with solid long-term prospects. Three Motley Fool contributors put together three legitimate stocks for you to consider: high-growth (and higher-risk) NV5 Global Inc. (NASDAQ:NVEE), long-term dividend growth (and lower-risk) Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR), and a solid value investment in Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE:KMI). 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on NV5 Global (NVEE)

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  • [By Jason Hall]

    Two companies set to prosper from a more vibrant, wealthier, and tech-driven global consumer class are NV5 Global (NASDAQ:NVEE) and Axos Financial (NYSE:AX). With strong leadership, solid financial footing, and incredible runways for years of growth, these companies could deliver truly life-changing wealth for investors over the next couple of decades. 

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc.(FMBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. Common Stock (NASDAQ:FMBH) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Dynagas LNG Partners LP(DLNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) shares dropped 12 percent to $9.33 after the company lowered its quarterly distribution to $0.25 per common unit from $0.4225 per common unit.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) shares dropped 12 percent to $9.30 after the company lowered its quarterly distribution to $0.25 per common unit from $0.4225 per common unit.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) shares dropped 12 percent to $9.33 after the company lowered its quarterly distribution to $0.25 per common unit from $0.4225 per common unit.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Valeritas Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: VLRX) fell 25.9 percent to $1.89 in pre-market trading. Valeritas priced its 13.7 million share offering at $1.75 per share.
    Zealand Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: ZEAL) fell 6.5 percent to $15.30 in pre-market trading after rising 9.80 percent on Monday.
    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) fell 5.1 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after slipping 1.15 percent on Monday.
    Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY) fell 5 percent to $64.80 in pre-market trading. Lilly and Incyte disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee recommended approval of baricitinib 2mg, but not 4mg, for the treatment of moderately-to-severely active RAI.
    Casa Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CASA) fell 4.7 percent to $28.40 in pre-market trading after announcing a 7.35 million share common stock offering.
    Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE: AGO) shares fell 4.5 percent to $34.30 in pre-market trading. The founder and president of Greenlight Capital talked about a short idea in Assured Guaranty, saying pre-tax income is likely to "collapse." He also highlighted Assured Guaranty insured $12.2 billion in below-investment grade bonds.
    The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) shares fell 4 percent to $17.30 in pre-market trading.
    Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) shares fell 3.4 percent to $38.10 in pre-market trading

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) will post its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, May 16th. Analysts expect Dynagas LNG Partners to post earnings of $0.17 per share for the quarter.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nuance Communications Inc.(NUAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 7, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report released on Thursday.

    Several other analysts have also commented on the company. Standpoint Research lowered Nuance Communications from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday. Barclays lifted their price target on Nuance Communications from $18.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Thursday. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on Nuance Communications from $15.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Thursday. BidaskClub lowered Nuance Communications from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Nuance Communications from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 11th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Nuance Communications currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $19.43.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $19.67.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation, five have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $20.25.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    One key part of the rush toward artificial intelligence is making sure that automated systems can communicate easily and effectively with their human users. Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) has a huge head start in voice recognition technology, and despite its successes in areas like medical transcription, the tech company knows that in order to sustain its competitive advantage, it needs to use its lead to push forward with groundbreaking technological innovations.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Churchill Downs, Incorporated(CHDN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA decreased its position in shares of Churchill Downs, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHDN) by 64.2% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,334 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,396 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA’s holdings in Churchill Downs were worth $396,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    Churchill Downs Incorporated (CHDN) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) VIDEO: Churchill CEO Cartstanjen discusses the future of sports betting (bizjournals.com) 2018 Preakness Stakes Preview: Justify Aims For The Triple Crown (finance.yahoo.com) Churchill Downs CEO on future of sports betting (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of research firms recently weighed in on CHDN. Telsey Advisory Group upped their price target on Churchill Downs from $265.00 to $290.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, May 7th. ValuEngine raised Churchill Downs from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research cut Churchill Downs from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 20th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Churchill Downs from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Churchill Downs currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $260.50.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on PayPal (PYPL) , Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) , Churchill Downs (CHDN) , Devon Energy (DVN) , Discovery Communications (DISCA) and Cypress Semiconductor (CY) .

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.(AEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun, John Bromels, and Dan Caplinger]

    September is generally considered a tough month for stocks due to a combination of investors returning from vacations, mutual funds dumping losers before the end of the fiscal year, and tax loss selling. However, there are still plenty of income-generating stocks that are worth buying in this volatile month. Let’s take a look at three stocks that fit that bill: American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), and Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP).

  • [By Leo Sun]

    A&F’s growth also compares poorly to its rival American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO). During the second quarter, AEO posted 14% sales growth and 9% comp growth. It also anticipates high single-digit comp growth for the third quarter.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) also is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results Thursday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.44 in EPS and $1.21 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $20.27. The consensus price target is $19.31, and the 52-week range is $10.23 to $20.46.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) reported its most recent quarterly results before the markets opened on Wednesday, the company said that it had $0.34 in earnings per share (EPS) and $965 million in revenue. That compares with consensus estimates of $0.31 in EPS and $938.23 million in revenue for the fiscal second quarter, as well as the $0.19 per share and $844.56 million posted in the same period of last year.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The Italian stock market has bounced back after a big day of losses. The global markets remain concerned about the nation’s debt problems, even though the worst fears about the near-term future have subsided. EU officials are reportedly concerned that “Euroskeptics” could rise in the bloc’s third-largest economy and promote political hostility toward the European Union. Shares of Sears Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD) plunged nearly 10% after the retail giant reported a big miss on quarterly earnings. Same-store sales fell by roughly 12%, fueling a report that the firm will close another 72 Sears and Kmart locations.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: DG, AMZN, BRK.A, MSFT
    Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) slumped more than 7% after the discount retailer fell short of earnings expectations before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.36 per share, slightly below the average forecast of $1.40. Revenue and same-store sales were also below expectations. Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) has expanded Prime discount benefits to 121 Whole Foods Market stores and all of its Whole Foods Market 365 stores. The expansion brings locations in California, Arkansas, and Oklahoma into the fold. Amazon stock is up more than 38% since the beginning of the year. According to various reports, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) is considering a proposal to invest in Uber, the world’s largest ride-share company. Warren Buffett has said that he admires Uber CEO Dara Khasrowshahi, and the firm is debating the size of a possible stake. Bloomberg has reported that Berkshire had offered Uber a $3 billion investment deal in early 2018. Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) is on the verge of cracking $100 per share. With this news, the software and cloud computing giant has also surpassed rival Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) in market capitalization. Markets now are speculating on whether Microsoft will beat Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) in the race to a $1 trillion valuation. Look for addition

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street had another summer celebration on Wednesday, as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite once again set records. Most investors attributed the gains to a 4.2% rise in gross domestic product during the second quarter, which was slightly faster than the initial estimate on GDP had suggested last month. Yet even with a favorable attitude prevailing throughout most of the market, some stocks suffered setbacks. Movado Group (NYSE:MOV), Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU), and American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Potlatch Corporation(PCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Potlatchdeltic Corp (NASDAQ:PCH) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $50.83.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Open Text Corporation(OTEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Open Text (NASDAQ:OTEX) Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallJan. 31, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Science Applications International (NYSE: SAIC) and Open Text (NASDAQ:OTEX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Open Text Corp (NASDAQ:OTEX) (TSE:OTC) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the thirteen brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $44.89.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in shares of Open Text Corp (NASDAQ:OTEX) (TSE:OTC) by 4.2% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 99,321 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,003 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Open Text were worth $3,456,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion.
    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $6.00 billion.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $803.36 million.
    Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $751.57 million.
    IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $923.80 million.
    Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $691.75 million.
    Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $7.41 billion.
    ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.84 per share on revenue of $346.28 million.
    TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion.
    Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $401.76 million.
    The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $386.91 million.
    Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ: MTRX) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $285.16 million.
    Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $739.31 million.
    tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $428.25 million.
    Copa Holdings,

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A prominent hedge-fund manager has publicly attacked JD.com Inc. and its billionaire founder Richard Liu, calling China’s No. 2 e-commerce operator over-valued and upbraiding its top executive for persistent losses.

Kok Hoi Wong, chief investment officer for APS Asset Management Pte, pulled no punches in criticizing JD at the Sohn conference Wednesday. He accused the company of making “regrettable and silly investments” — in Bitauto Holdings Ltd., among others — and warned about its inability to make a profit in a cut-throat Chinese arena. Wong drew laughs after accusing Liu of never having run a profitable company in his life, and said his own internal valuation for the $52 billion company was “a tiny figure.”

“All the evidence I’ve seen suggests to me that JD is a super-hyped stock,” Wong, whose Singapore-based firm manages about $3 billion, told the annual gathering of hedge fund and investment managers in Hong Kong. “JD is between a rock and a hard place.”

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: CLP Holdings Ltd (2)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Long-Short sub-strategy funds gained 1.24 percent in May, underperforming the S&P 500 by 117 basis points.

    NOTE: Go to HFND and select option 3 to see the Bloomberg Hedge Fund Database Snapshot for more details on hedge fund performanceNOTE: See HFS to screen for specific hedge fundsNOTE: All data are total return including reinvested dividends. May data are the most recent available. June returns become available around July 12.NOTE: “Equity Hedge” refers to a Bloomberg-created term for strategies where the largest subset of funds is L/S Equity and Long-Biased hedge fundsRELATED: Here are how some hedge funds performed last monthJune 11: Hedge Fund With 69% Return Sees More to Come From Oil RecoveryJune 8: Macro Hedge Funds Cashed In on Mess From Italy, Trade Wars (2)June 7: BlackRock’s Biggest Hedge Fund Bleeds Talent as Deputy CIOs Exit

    — With assistance by Brian Pennisi

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    (1) Cash flow adjusted by working capital and, in the case of Aramco, $21.4 billion owed to the company from the government (2) Production for all companies is the annual average for 2016, the most recent figures available for Aramco

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.(WWW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wolverine World Wide (NYSE:WWW)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating restated by Buckingham Research in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. They currently have a $32.00 target price on the textile maker’s stock. Buckingham Research’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 5.51% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Susquehanna upgraded Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) from Negative to Neutral.

    Wolverine shares rose 7.21 percent to close at $31.95 on Wednesday.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE: BUD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $13.06 billion.
    SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $433.32 million.
    Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ: WB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $342.39 million.
    Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.55 billion.
    Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.98 per share on revenue of $2.75 billion.
    Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.51 billion.
    ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $1.11 billion.
    Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.18 billion.
    Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $644.94 million.
    Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $1.44 billion.
    Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.33 billion.
    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $530.99 million.
    Performance Food Group Company (NYSE: PFGC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $4.46 billion.
    Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) is projected to report
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wolverine World Wide (NYSE:WWW)’s share price gapped up prior to trading on Thursday following a better than expected earnings announcement. The stock had previously closed at $33.18, but opened at $32.32. Wolverine World Wide shares last traded at $31.45, with a volume of 29527 shares changing hands.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    While that is happening in the Middle East, trouble is brewing in Washington. In addition to reports that a Russian Oligarch paid Trump’s lawyer $500,000, a U.S. telecom giant is now caught up with the same lawyer. AT&T Corporation (NYSE: T) confirmed Tuesday night that it paid Trump lawyer Michael Cohen for information on the administration. AT&T stock is up 0.6% in premarket hours.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: TRIP, MTCH, FOXA, DIS
    Shares of TripAdvisor (Nasdaq: TRIP) popped nearly 20% after the company crushed earnings after the bell. In addition, the CFO Ernst Teunissen projected strong guidance for the rest of the year. The firm reported EPS of $0.30 on top of $378.0 million in revenue. Wall Street expected $0.16 per share on $360.84 million in revenue.
    Shares of Match Group (Nasdaq: MTCH) popped 3% after the company reported earnings after the bell. The dating site operator reported stronger than expected earnings and revenue figures on Tuesday. Overall, revenue jumped 36% compared to the same period in 2017. The firm also reported stronger than expected guidance. Of course, all anyone is talking about how Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) could impact the dating industry with its new plugin.
    Shares of 21st Century Fox (NYSE FOXA) are in focus as the firm prepares to report earnings before the bell. However, investors are more likely focused today on the expected bidding war between the Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) to purchase key assets of the company. Fox is also tied up in a bidding war with Comcast to purchase British television provider Sky (OTC MKTS: SKYAY).
    Look for additional earnings reports from Booking Holdings (Nasdaq: BKNG), com International (Nasdaq: CTRP), Sina Corp. (Nasdaq: SINA), Albermarle Corp. (NYSE: ALB), Mylan Inc. (NYSE: MYL), SolarEdge Technologies (Nasdaq: SEDG), Wolverine World Wide (NYSE: WWW), IAC Interactive Corp. (NYSE: IAC), and Cavium Inc. (Nasdaq: CAVM).

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest increased to 10.59 million shares from the previous reading of 10.06 million. Shares were trading at $99.33, in a 52-week range of $93.76 to $119.20.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest increased to 11.56 million shares from the previous reading of 10.59 million. Shares were trading at $97.55, in a 52-week range of $93.76 to $119.20.

  • [By ]

    Check Point Software Technologies (Nasdaq: CHKP) plummeted 6.4% when it only slightly beat Q1 expectations but guided lower for the year. Cybersecurity has gotten more competitive recently, and the company reported a 12% increase in marketing expenses through the first quarter. That spooked investors on the potential for slower sales growth and weaker profitability.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Churchill Downs, Incorporated(CHDN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Churchill Downs Inc (Nasdaq: CHDN) is known for its horse racing track in Kentucky but also owns nine casinos, four racetracks, a network of off-track betting sites and an online horse racing betting site. The individual casinos span eight states including population centers in New York, California, and Florida, and could all expand to sports betting as well.

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on PayPal (PYPL) , Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) , Churchill Downs (CHDN) , Devon Energy (DVN) , Discovery Communications (DISCA) and Cypress Semiconductor (CY) .

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    Churchill Downs Incorporated (CHDN) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) VIDEO: Churchill CEO Cartstanjen discusses the future of sports betting (bizjournals.com) 2018 Preakness Stakes Preview: Justify Aims For The Triple Crown (finance.yahoo.com) Churchill Downs CEO on future of sports betting (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of research firms recently weighed in on CHDN. Telsey Advisory Group upped their price target on Churchill Downs from $265.00 to $290.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, May 7th. ValuEngine raised Churchill Downs from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research cut Churchill Downs from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 20th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Churchill Downs from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Churchill Downs currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $260.50.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares shot up 52 percent to $7.235 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares gained 24.2 percent to $21.80 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 22 percent to $2.625 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) jumped 21.3 percent to $411.871 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 17 percent to $3.10 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) rose 15.9 percent to $18.34 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) gained 15.6 percent to $12.20 following Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) surged 14.4 percent to $260.3901 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) gained 13.8 percent to $3.70.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 13.5 percent to $29.815 after reporting strong Q1 results.
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 13.5 percent to $38.30 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 13.1 percent to $10.985 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) shares gained 11.8 percent to $63.59 following Q1 results. California Water Service Group made an offer for SJW.
    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) climbed 9.8 percent to $278.40 following Q1 results.
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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ:CHDN)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $301.60 and last traded at $297.40, with a volume of 6596 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $292.50.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Carlisle Companies Incorporated(CSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares climbed 54.2 percent to $1.25 on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) climbed 21.3 percent to $9.40 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) gained 16.5 percent to $4.60.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares rose 11.2 percent to $15.4206 following Q3 results.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) shares rose 11 percent to $15.3289. McDermott issued a release reiterating rejection of Subsea 7's offer.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares gained 9.2 percent to $64.61 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) surged 8.5 percent to $46.00 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) climbed 7.5 percent to $107.22 after reporting Q1 results.
    Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNA) rose 6.1 percent to $14.78. B. Riley initiated coverage on Allena Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.6 percent to $102.90 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 4.5 percent to $17.03 following strong Q1 results.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 4.2 percent to $22.20 after reporting Q1 results.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    SG Americas Securities LLC trimmed its position in Carlisle Companies (NYSE:CSL) by 5.9% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 11,215 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after selling 706 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Carlisle Companies were worth $1,171,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Piper Jaffray Companies(PJC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    Financials still look pretty bleak after snapping their worst losing streak on record (cnbc.com) Buy Apple-supplier Lumentum because demand for its 3D sensors will surge: Piper (cnbc.com) Reviewing Piper Jaffray Companies (PJC) & Cowen Inc Class A (COWN) (americanbankingnews.com) Exclusive: These four San Francisco Bay Area stocks doubled in the first half of 2018, and here's why (finance.yahoo.com) Piper Jaffray and Kepler Cheuvreux Announce Extension of Equity Research Distribution Agreement to Switzerland (finance.yahoo.com)

    NYSE:PJC traded down $1.05 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $76.40. The stock had a trading volume of 37,147 shares, compared to its average volume of 88,276. The company has a market cap of $1.18 billion, a PE ratio of 11.54 and a beta of 1.53. Piper Jaffray Companies has a 52 week low of $52.75 and a 52 week high of $99.80. The company has a quick ratio of 0.10, a current ratio of 1.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Asia Pacific Fund, Inc. (APB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about Asia Pacific Fund, Inc. (The) common stock (NYSE:APB) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Asia Pacific Fund, Inc. (The) common stock earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the investment management company an impact score of 45.8681605197346 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: BlueLinx Holdings Inc.(BXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bitcedi (CURRENCY:BXC) traded 0.7% lower against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on May 20th. One Bitcedi coin can currently be bought for $0.0099 or 0.00000109 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. Bitcedi has a market capitalization of $57,027.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Bitcedi was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, Bitcedi has traded down 28.3% against the US dollar.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bitcedi (BXC) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the
    Cryptonight hashing algorithm. Its launch date was May 16th, 2016. Bitcedi’s total supply is 9,616,277 coins and its circulating supply is 5,756,371 coins. Bitcedi’s official Twitter account is @bitcedis and its Facebook page is accessible here. The official website for Bitcedi is bitcedi.org.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bitcedi (BXC) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the
    Cryptonight hashing algorithm. Its launch date was May 16th, 2016. Bitcedi’s total supply is 9,616,277 coins and its circulating supply is 5,756,371 coins. Bitcedi’s official website is bitcedi.org. Bitcedi’s official Twitter account is @bitcedis and its Facebook page is accessible here.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: American Capital Agency Corp.(AGNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) saw a significant increase in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 18,357,054 shares, an increase of 9.6% from the April 30th total of 16,753,064 shares. Approximately 4.7% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 3,090,628 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.9 days.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    In particular, agency-only mortgage REITs tend to be a considerably safer bet during a rising interest rate environment. This would include Annaly Capital Management, which had $90.6 billion of its $101.8 billion in total assets invested in agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) as of Dec. 31, 2017, as well as AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC), which had $54.8 billion of its $69.3 billion investment portfolio tied up in agency MBSs. Though agency MBSs pay less given that they’re protected from default, it allows Annaly Capital Management and AGNC Investment Corp. to lean on leverage to generate income. As of their most recent quarters, Annaly and AGNC sported respective leverage of 6.6-to-1 and 8.2-to-1.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Old Second Bancorp Inc.(OSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Shares of Cardinal Energy Ltd (TSE:CJ) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is C$6.69.

CJ has been the subject of several analyst reports. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price target on shares of Cardinal Energy from C$5.50 to C$6.50 in a report on Friday, May 11th. CIBC lifted their price target on shares of Cardinal Energy from C$6.00 to C$7.00 in a report on Friday, May 18th. Finally, Raymond James lifted their price target on shares of Cardinal Energy from C$5.00 to C$5.50 in a report on Tuesday, April 24th.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation(BMTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:BMTC) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $48.00 and last traded at $48.20, with a volume of 762 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $47.85.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Churchill Downs, Incorporated(CHDN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Churchill Downs (CHDN) : “This has been a big winner for a long time. I’d wait for a dip, then buy some.”

    Devon Energy (DVN) : “They shot the lights out. They’ve got growth and are bigger than ever.”

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares shot up 52 percent to $7.235 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares gained 24.2 percent to $21.80 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 22 percent to $2.625 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) jumped 21.3 percent to $411.871 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 17 percent to $3.10 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) rose 15.9 percent to $18.34 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) gained 15.6 percent to $12.20 following Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) surged 14.4 percent to $260.3901 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) gained 13.8 percent to $3.70.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 13.5 percent to $29.815 after reporting strong Q1 results.
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 13.5 percent to $38.30 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 13.1 percent to $10.985 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) shares gained 11.8 percent to $63.59 following Q1 results. California Water Service Group made an offer for SJW.
    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) climbed 9.8 percent to $278.40 following Q1 results.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS)
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ:CHDN)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $301.60 and last traded at $297.40, with a volume of 6596 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $292.50.

  • [By ]

    Churchill Downs Inc (Nasdaq: CHDN) is known for its horse racing track in Kentucky but also owns nine casinos, four racetracks, a network of off-track betting sites and an online horse racing betting site. The individual casinos span eight states including population centers in New York, California, and Florida, and could all expand to sports betting as well.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc.(HCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News coverage about Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo (NASDAQ:HCOM) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.776618457707 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018

Consumer products maker Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) saw nearly 6% of its share price shaved away last week. That was enough for the company to wrestle away from GE the dubious honor of being the worst-performing Dow Jones industrial average stock of the year so far. P&G’s stock has dropped 19.8% since 2018 began.

The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), which is down 16.7%. That is followed by Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), down 11.9%; Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), down 9.5%; and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), down 9.4%.

The Dow added 102.8 points over the course of the past week to close at 24,462.94, up just 0.4% for the week.

As far as investors are concerned, Procter & Gamble made two mistakes last week. First, the company said it would pay $4.2 billion for Merck KGaA’s consumer health unit. The acquisition adds vitamins and food supplements to P&G’s stable of over-the-counter products. The business generates about $1 billion in sales in more than 40 markets, not including the United States.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Visa Inc.(V)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Card networks Visa (NYSE: V) and Mastercard (NYSE: MA), which benefit from the same tailwinds, aren’t much better, both with minuscule yields of 0.7%.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    The VISE acronym stands for:

    Visa (NYSE:V) Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA)

    Each of these four companies brings clear-cut competitive advantages to the table that should allow it to handily outperform the broader market (and the FANG stocks).

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    In the past year, PayPal has executed a strategy of forming alliances with potential rivals in the payments space. In a prominent example, last year the company announced a tie-up in the U.S. with card issuer Visa (NYSE:V). Earlier this month, the two parties revealed that they’ve extended the arrangement to the Asia Pacific region. The deal expansion means that banks in the region that issue Visa cards can allow their cardholders to check out online wherever PayPal is accepted. Brick-and-mortar retailers honoring the Visa symbol will now also be able to accept PayPal as payment.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,
  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    You see, Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) can process 1,700 transactions per second.

    In comparison, Bitcoin can only process seven transactions per second, with an average transaction fee of $14.94, according to BitInfoCharts.com. That hampers its ability to gain widespread acceptance as an everyday currency.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: WPP plc(WPPGY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    WPP plc (WPPGY) — Most of WPP’s public websites were rendered inaccessible after the world’s biggest advertising group said its IT systems were the focus of a suspected cyberattack. Shares traded down almost 1% in early afternoon.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc.(NGVC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for Whole Foods Market shows along with mid cap peerSprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ: SFM) and Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE: NGVC) largely drifting lower with two price spikes:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares jumped 29.86 percent to close at $2.87 on Friday.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares gained 28.87 percent to close at $8.75 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSE: MXC) gained 27.02 percent to close at $5.4744.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) climbed 26 percent to close at $23.94. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 25.64 percent to close at $42.44 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.19 percent to close at $8.50 after reporting Q2 results.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares gained 22.45 percent to close at $31.58 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) gained 22.31 percent to close at $6.25 after reporting Q1 results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares jumped 22.27 percent to close at $121.46 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Jerash Holdings (US), Inc. (NASDAQ: JRSH) gained 20.86 percent to close at $8.46.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 19.83 percent to close at $6.89 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 18.01 percent to close at $55.95 on Friday after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 17.73 percent to close at $21.25 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) rose 17.41 percent to close at $2.36.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares gained 16.78 percent to close at $12.25 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares rose 14.23 percent to close at $63.40 following Q1 result
  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for Whole Foods Market shows along with mid cap peerSprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ: SFM) and Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE: NGVC) appearing to all be in downtrends that may or may not have leveled off:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares rose 35.8 percent to $3.00.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares surged 32 percent to $8.94 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) gained 29.6 percent to $24.62. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares rose 26.8 percent to $32.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) gained 25 percent to $7.185 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares climbed 23.7 percent to $122.87 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.2 percent to $8.4999 after reporting Q2 results.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) gained 22.2 percent to $41.27 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 22.2 percent to $57.955 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) jumped 19.7 percent to $6.12 after reporting Q1 results.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 16.4 percent to $21.00 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares rose 16.4 percent to $12.21 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares gained 14.9 percent to $63.75 following Q1 results.
    Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) shares climbed 14.5 percent to $23.98 folloiwng strong Q1 results.
    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) climbed 12.6 percent to $25.40 after reporting Q1 earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY) shares gained 10 percent to $19.59 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7 percent to $10.09 following Q3 r

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Carnival Corporation(CUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE:CCL) (NYSE:CUK)shareholders have to be feeling pretty good these days. The stock hit yet another new high on Friday, and the stock is trading 13% higher so far in 2017.It’s been smooth sailing so far this year, but the first big test comes on Tuesday morning when the world’s largest cruise line operator reports financial results for its fiscal first quarter.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Celadon Group, Inc.(CGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the industrial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN) and Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE: CGI).

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Tiffany & Co.(TIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Kroger Co (NYSE: TIF) posted better-than-expected results for its third quarter.

    Kroger posted quarterly earnings of $0.44 per share on revenue of $27.75 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.40 per share on revenue of $27.46 billion. Its comparable store sales rose 1.1 percent during the quarter.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Hundreds of companies have come out in support of the Paris climate agreement, sealed in December 2015. More than 300 businesses in November signed an open letter calling on Trump and Congress to stay in the pact, including Nike (NKE) , General Mills (GIS) , Tiffany & Co. (TIF) , eBay (EBAY) and Gap (GPS) . Apple (AAPL) , Microsoft (MSFT) and Facebook (FB) were among those signing onto an ad sponsored by sustainability advocate Ceres backing the agreement. The group has also gotten the support of over 280 investors representing more than $17 trillion of assets.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Tiffany (TIF) has climbed 3.6% to $93.26 after beating earnings forecasts and offering optimistic guidance.

    Caterpillar (CAT) has fallen 1.9% to $91.04 after hiring a former attorney general to handle the government investigation into the company.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Kroger Co (NYSE: TIF) posted better-than-expected results for its third quarter.

    Kroger posted quarterly earnings of $0.44 per share on revenue of $27.75 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.40 per share on revenue of $27.46 billion. Its comparable store sales rose 1.1 percent during the quarter.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) is set to release its most recent quarterly results Wednesday as well. The consensus forecast calls for $0.70 in EPS and $913.44 million in revenue. Shares ended the week at $92.92. The consensus price target is $96.72, and the 52-week range is $56.99 to $97.29.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) reported upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter.

    Tiffany reported Q4 adjusted earnings of $1.45 per share on revenue of $1.23 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $1.38 per share on revenue of $1.22 billion.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: American Software, Inc.(AMSWA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA) were down 12 percent to $10.58. American Software reported preliminary Q4 adjusted earnings of $0.09 per share on revenue of $26.3 million.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Timken Company (TKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Timken (TKR) was downgraded to neutral from buy at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $40 price target. The valuation is less attractive, as the stock is up 35% year-to-date, analysts said. 

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Viva Entertainment Group (OTTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    The phrase “over the top television” or “OTT” for short, aren’t exactly new terms. The phrase/abbreviation was coined shortly after Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) became a viable alternative to traditional cable television subscriptions a little less than a decade ago. The over-the-top battle didn’t get heated, though, until the past few months. But, now that some more gladiators are in the arena, sparks are starting to fly.

    They’re still flying too, and should do so for a while if a small startup called Viva Entertainment Group Inc (OTCMKTS:OTTV) has anything to do with it it. See, while Netflix, Hulu — jointly owned by Time Warner, Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOXA) — and a whole slew of other new players in this market may want to take notice of this up-and-comer. At the same time, investors may want to take a step back and look at where the real money in the OTT business is going to be made over the course of the next several years. OTTV plays a prominent role in that picture.

    Contrary to popular belief, Netflix isn’t the dominant name it used to be in the Internet-delivered television industry. Yes, it was the first on the scene as such was was able to carve out the biggest piece of the market. It’s largely become a commoditized business in the meantime though.

    For example, outside of Hulu and Netflix, CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) has jumped into the fray with a service called CBS All Access. The product allows subscribers -for a nominal monthly fee – access a variety of CBS programming via the Internet. HBO, from Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX), has found some measurable success with its subscription-based Internet television service called HBO Go.

    Sling TV, from DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH), is another one of the alternatives to the alternative that’s truly made a dent in the over the top market…. by aggregating a variety of television channels into an entire package and then selling that p

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    The phrase “over the top television” – or its acronym “OTT” – aren’t necessarily newly-coined ones. The phrase/abbreviation materialized shortly after Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) became a viable alternative to traditional cable television services less than a decade ago. The over-the-top race didn’t really heat up, however, until the past few months. Once it did heat up though, sparks started to fly in earnest.

    They’re still flying too, and will be for a while if a small startup called Viva Entertainment Group Inc (OTCMKTS:OTTV) has anything to say about it. Netflix, Hulu [jointly owned by Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOXA)] and all the rest of the relatively new players in this space may want to look over their shoulder. In the meantime, investors may want to take a step back and look at where the real money in the OTT industry is going to be made during the next 10 years. OTTV plays a prominent role in that picture.

    Contrary to popular belief, Netflix isn’t the totally dominant name it used to be in the Internet-delivered television industry. It was admittedly the first on the scene, and therefore was able to carve out the biggest piece of the market (which it still holds to this day). It’s largely become a commoditized business though.

    Case in point? Aside from Hulu and Netflix, CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) has jumped into the game with its product called CBS All Access. The service allows subscribers, for a nominal monthly fee, to access a variety of CBS programming via the Internet. HBO, from Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX), has found respectable success with its subscription-based Internet television service called HBO Go.

    Sling TV, from DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH), has really broken new ground in the over the top market by aggregating a variety of television channels into an entire package and then selling that package at a rate that’s much less than what it would cost a cable subscriber

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    Most consumers broadly, vaguely know that so-called over-the-top television services like Hulu and Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) are slowly chipping away at traditional cable television service providers. But, the full extent of this paradigm shift may not have been fully appreciated until Paywizard published some jaw-dropping statistics about just how fast the OTT sliver of the television market was growing. Perhaps even more compelling to current and would-be owners of Viva Entertainment Group Inc (OTCMKTS:OTTV) is how possible it was for an unestablished name to break into the over-the-top television market and steal business before Netflix and Hulu even get a chance to win it.

    As suggested, Viva Entertainment Group is an OTT play, but not in the conventional sense. In short, Viva Entertainment Group will allow anyone to get into the subscription-based IPTV game with their own customized version of an over-the-top service if they don’t have the technology necessary to create their own over-the-top service. See, Viva Entertainment Group is the name behind Viva Middleware… a white label app that any third party can utilize as a means of selling OTT, IPTV services to their crowd of users as a means of generating revenue.

    There are multiple advantages to this platform and arrangement, including a custom-built product that can effectively target a particular demographic. Case in point? In August, OTTV entered a joint venture with Oi2 Media to create an OTT product catering to the Latino market. Oi2 Media is the United States’ biggest distributor of Latino-centric digital content, offering both music and television. It’s the name behind CNN en Espanol and ESPN Deportes Radio, just to name a few. It wouldn’t be out of line to call the joint venture something along the lines of a Latino Netflix, but with a variety of channel broadcasts — some live — along with the digital broadcasts of hundreds of Latino radio stations.

    That degree of cus

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    If Viva Entertainment Group Inc (OTCMKTS:OTTV) seems a little perkier than usual today, you’re not imagining things – it is. At first glance it would be easy to conclude it was yesterday afternoon’s news that prodded OTTV a bit, and maybe that’s got something to do with it. More than anything though, the extra spring in the stock’s step most likely has to do with the fact that the company is hosting a pre-launch party this evening, and traders are (understandably) thinking tomorrow could be a very big day for Viva Entertainment Group shares.

    If it vaguely rings a bell, that may be because the company announced the event back in mid-November, mentioning there would be special performances by Grammy Award winner Jorge Moreno, and SMG/SONY RED recording artist Soleil J. Guests would also be able to try out the over-the-top television service Viva has built right at the party. Once those attendees see first-hand what a game-changer the platform could be, odds are good they’ll want to invest the next chance they get. That would be Wednesday morning. Waiting until then, however, could be too late, so savvy traders are trickling in now.

    As a refresher, Viva Middleware is a turn-key technology that allows anyone to get into the OTT business with their own customized over-the-top television service. Live broadcasts, on-demand, music channels and original programming are all possible. This means they can customize the product locally or regionally, or thematically, like an all-sports or an all sci-fi venue. The possibilities are endless, which is in stark contrast to Netflix’s “what you get is what you get” approach.

    Viva Entertainment Group has been putting the pieces of the puzzle together all year long…. technology, personnel, clients, content.

    The latest of the personnel additions was announced on Monday -Mr. Rory Conaway is now on the OTTV Board of Directors.

    It’s a nice pickup. Rory Conaway has been in the IT and Wireless I

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Churchill Downs, Incorporated(CHDN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Churchill Downs (CHDN) : “This has been a big winner for a long time. I’d wait for a dip, then buy some.”

    Devon Energy (DVN) : “They shot the lights out. They’ve got growth and are bigger than ever.”

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,
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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on PayPal (PYPL) , Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) , Churchill Downs (CHDN) , Devon Energy (DVN) , Discovery Communications (DISCA) and Cypress Semiconductor (CY) .

  • [By ]

    Churchill Downs Inc (Nasdaq: CHDN) is known for its horse racing track in Kentucky but also owns nine casinos, four racetracks, a network of off-track betting sites and an online horse racing betting site. The individual casinos span eight states including population centers in New York, California, and Florida, and could all expand to sports betting as well.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares shot up 52 percent to $7.235 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares gained 24.2 percent to $21.80 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 22 percent to $2.625 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) jumped 21.3 percent to $411.871 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 17 percent to $3.10 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) rose 15.9 percent to $18.34 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) gained 15.6 percent to $12.20 following Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) surged 14.4 percent to $260.3901 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) gained 13.8 percent to $3.70.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 13.5 percent to $29.815 after reporting strong Q1 results.
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 13.5 percent to $38.30 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 13.1 percent to $10.985 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) shares gained 11.8 percent to $63.59 following Q1 results. California Water Service Group made an offer for SJW.
    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) climbed 9.8 percent to $278.40 following Q1 results.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS)

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now

The major indexes rose to new highs this week as investorsignored the chaos in Washington and refused to let the market fall.

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The S&P 500 rose 1.5% this week after advancing 0.2% to 2,351.16 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.7% this week after ticking up 4.28 points to 20,624.05. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 1.8% this week after today.

There were all sorts of reasons for the market to drop this week: Fed chief Janet Yellen was more hawkish than expected when she testified to Congress this week, while President Donald J. Trump was busy defending himself, rather than proposing business friendly legislation.

But the market refused to take a loss for an answer. Today, for instance, the Dow had been down as much as 87.16 points, before rallying back, while the blue chip benchmark rallied back from a 55.03 decline. In fact, that’s been the pattern all year in the S&P 500, explains the folks at Bespoke Investment Group:

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Churchill Downs, Incorporated(CHDN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares shot up 52 percent to $7.235 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares gained 24.2 percent to $21.80 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 22 percent to $2.625 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) jumped 21.3 percent to $411.871 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 17 percent to $3.10 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) rose 15.9 percent to $18.34 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) gained 15.6 percent to $12.20 following Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) surged 14.4 percent to $260.3901 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) gained 13.8 percent to $3.70.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 13.5 percent to $29.815 after reporting strong Q1 results.
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 13.5 percent to $38.30 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 13.1 percent to $10.985 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) shares gained 11.8 percent to $63.59 following Q1 results. California Water Service Group made an offer for SJW.
    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) climbed 9.8 percent to $278.40 following Q1 results.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS)
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    Churchill Downs Inc (Nasdaq: CHDN) is known for its horse racing track in Kentucky but also owns nine casinos, four racetracks, a network of off-track betting sites and an online horse racing betting site. The individual casinos span eight states including population centers in New York, California, and Florida, and could all expand to sports betting as well.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Apogee Enterprises, Inc.(APOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Let me introduce you to Apogee Enterprises (APOG) a company with “yuge” profit potential. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, APOG designs and develops glass solutions for commercial buildings.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) has benefited greatly from the rebound in construction activity recently, which has helped the architectural glass and framing specialist bounce back from difficult conditions in past years. Yet despite solid business conditions throughout 2017, Apogee stock has struggled as investors seemed to question whether its growth path was sustainable.

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    Engaged Capital’s Glenn Welling plans shortly to launch an activist campaign at Apogee Enterprises Inc. (APOG) , a maker of glass and non-residential construction products for skyscrapers, a person familiar with the situation told Orol.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Fortive Corporation (FTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Last year at this time, we said we can only hope for a bit more growth, and at least bottoming for many of those stubborn energy/commodity/industrial end markets, less FX headwind, pricing support and cost reduction plus smart capital deployment, be it M&A, Capex, and/or buybacks/dividends that might actually lead to stock outperformance. In fact, we did get a bit more growth and many of the stubborn end markets appear to have bottomed, while most of those other items also did play out. The stocks under our coverage outperformed the S&P (which was up >10% itself) by more than 14% on average, led byIngersoll-Rand (+37%),Rockwell Automation (+31%),Eaton (+30%) and Fortive (FTV) (+26%) with Allegion (ALLE) (-2%) andGeneral Electric (+2%) the worst performing.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Fortive Corp. (NYSE: FTV) was started as Sector Perform at RBC Capital Markets.

    Herman Miller Inc. (NASDAQ: MLHR) was raised to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: International Game Technology(IGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Thursday was another strong day on Wall Street, with major benchmarks posting gains across the board. The S&P 500 reached another all-time high on strength from an upbeat view of the economy and good earnings results from major companies in the retail sector. Although energy prices sagged, investors seemed to focus on the cost savings that consumers would enjoy from cheaper gasoline rather than the profit hit that major oil and natural gas companies might suffer. Still, not every stock participated in the rally, and International Game Technology (NYSE:IGT), Genesco (NYSE:GCO), and Ensco (NYSE:ESV) 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.

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    Analysts at Sterne Agee noted on Monday that International Game Technology’s (IGT) fiscal 2014 growth is stronger than it appears. As such, the analysts raised the price target on the casino gaming equipment manufacturer.

    The analysts maintain a “Buy” rating on IGT and now see shares reaching $25, up from the previous target of $23. This new price target suggests a 23% upside to the stock’s Friday closing price of $20.32.

    “Excluding FY13 Canadian VLT sales, which do not recur in FY14, consensus FY14 EPS growth is ~14% versus ‘in-print’ consensus EPS growth of ~4%,” Sterne Agee analyst David Bain said. “We believe IGT’s peer-low stock valuation is partly driven by a misinterpretation of forward growth using ‘in-print’ FY14 EPS projections.”

    Futhermore, the firm raised IGT’s fourth quarter EPS estimates from 33 cents to 34 cents.

    IGT shares were inactive during pre-market trading on Monday. The stock is up 43.4% year-to-date.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Yet even though the overall market remained resilient in the face of some threats to positive sentiment among investors, some stocks posted substantial losses. Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS), International Game Technology (NYSE:IGT), and Momo (NASDAQ:MOMO) 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.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Fastenal Company(FAST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    This morning, President Trump suggested that the United States is considering strong military action in response to recent chemical attacks carried out on civilians by the Syrian government. The president promised to send “nice and new and ‘smart'” missiles to Syria and accused the Russian government of partnering with a “Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!” The president’s remarks are a significant departure from comments made last week, which suggested that the United States would be pulling out of Syria in the coming months. Trump’s threat of war over a recent chemical attack in Syria drove crude oil and gold prices higher. Geopolitical worries often offer a boost to commodity prices due to concerns about supply. Trump’s threat comes at a time that markets are already concerned about a significant military conflict in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran. WTI crude prices added 0.9% to hit $66.10 per barrel. Brent crude pushed to $71.10 per barrel. Gold price topped $1,350 per ounce and are poised for bigger gains. According to Axios, U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) has privately told friends that he will not seek reelection in the fall. The news comes at a perilous time for Republicans, who are expected to lose the House of Representatives and potentially the Senate. Axios was the first to report the news. The story is also notable because Ryan recently achieved his long-time goal of passing tax reform in late 2017.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: FB, FOXA, CBS
    Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.(NYSE: FOXA) fell in pre-market hours on news that investigators from the European Commission raided the firm’s London office yesterday. Reports indicate that investigators are trying to keep their goals confidential. However, there has been a lot of scrutiny over Rupert Murdoch’s goal to purchase rival Sky in recent months. British authorities have argued that this deal would not be in the public’s best interest. Accor

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $988.60 million.

    Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PERY) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $214.26 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST) which traded down roughly 6% at $52.16. The stocks 52-week range is $39.79 to $56.15. Volume was over 8 million, compared with the daily average of 2.1 million shares.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Breaking news

    Shares of Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA) dropped over 7 percent in pre-market trading after the company reported Q3 results. Alcoa posted Q3 adjusted earnings of $0.32 per share on sales of $5.2 billion.
    Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST) released third quarter financial results, reporting an earnings miss while revenue came in line with Street estimates. To read the full news, click here.
    Twilio Inc (NYSE: TWLO) announced preliminary results for the third quarter that came in above the Street estimates. To read the full news, click here.
    According to the Associated Press, Samsung Electronics (OTC: SSNLF) said it will no longer manufacturer its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. The permanent discontinuation follows a round of reports saying customer's replacement phones have caught fire. To read the full news, click here.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Fastenal(NASDAQ:FAST) dropped after reporting first-quarter results, and AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV) jumped on an analyst upgrade.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST) which traded down about 6% at $51.05. The stocks 52-week range is $39.79 to $58.74. Volume was over 11 million compared to the daily average volume of nearly 3 million.