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Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019

In what would be a blow to American aerospace giant Boeing, Delta Air Lines is set to order around 100 jetliners from European rival Airbus, according to two people familiar with the deal.

Atlanta-based Delta will announce a deal later Wednesday for the Airbus A321neo, the sources said. The agreement with Airbus maker will be accompanied by a planned purchase of Pratt & Whitney engines, they added.

Spokespeople for Delta (DAL)and Airbus declined to comment. Boeing (BA) said it had no comment. Delta’s board of directors is expected to meet Wednesday to vote on the Airbus purchase, the sources said.

Delta had been talking to Boeing about buying around 100 of its 737 Max 10 airliners, a person familiar with the matter said.

The move comes a day after Canada announced plans to ditch a deal with Boeing for new F/A-18 Super Hornets in favor of used fighters from Australia.

Boeing and Delta are embroiled in an ongoing trade dispute over the airline’s purchase of the smaller Canadian Bombardier C Series. Boeing has accused Bombardier of selling the C Series to Delta at unfairly low prices, and the U.S. Commerce Department has recommended a preliminary 300% tariff on the import of the jets. Bombardier and the Canadian government deny any unfair trade practices.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc.(COLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. acquired a new position in Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ:COLL) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 16,100 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock, valued at approximately $384,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ:COLL) shares were up 6.5% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $15.15 and last traded at $14.79. Approximately 511,962 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 20% from the average daily volume of 425,396 shares. The stock had previously closed at $13.89.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc.(BHLB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) and Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Berkshire Hills Bancorp (BHLB)

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: BHLB) was downgraded to sell from neutral at Compass Point. The 52-week trading range for the bank’s shares has been $32.85 to $44.10. The consensus price target on Wall Street is $42.54. The shares closed on Monday at $42.85.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:BHLB) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the ten research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $40.00.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI increased its holdings in shares of Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) by 9.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 37,709 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,348 shares during the quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI’s holdings in Parker-Hannifin were worth $5,624,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    In terms of dividend growth, only four of the above stocks — 3M, Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, and Procter & Gamble — feature among the 10 fastest dividend-growth kings. In other words, there are six other stocks from the dividend kings list that have grown their dividends at a faster pace than most stocks in the above table in the past decade, some even at double-digits.  

    Six top dividend kings by dividend growth

    Dividend King 10-Year Dividend CAGR Current Dividend Yield Payout Ratio (TTM)
    Lowe’s Companies  18.5% 2% 34.5%
    Hormel Foods  16.3% 2.1% 39.2%
    Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) 14% 1.7% 35.2%
    Nordson Corporation  12.2% 0.9% 13.3%
    Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) 9% 2% 37.4%
    American States Water (NYSE:AWR) 7.6% 1.9% 54.8%

    TTM: Trailing 12 months. Data sources: YCharts and Yahoo! Finance. Table by author.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Barings LLC decreased its holdings in Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 36.4% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 26,064 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 14,937 shares during the period. Barings LLC’s holdings in Parker Hannifin were worth $4,458,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Sundance Energy Australia Limited (SNDE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CASIO COMPUTER/ADR (OTCMKTS:CSIOY) and SUNDANCE ENERGY/S (NASDAQ:SNDE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on SUNDANCE ENERGY/S (SNDE)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    SUNDANCE ENERGY/S (SNDE) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $31.40 Million (americanbankingnews.com) -$0.06 Earnings Per Share Expected for SUNDANCE ENERGY/S (SNDE) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Sundance Energy Australia (NASDAQ: SNDE) – Day Three Breakout Notes (oilandgas360.com) Sundance Energy Australia (SNDE) Presents At EnerCom’s 23rd Annual Oil & Gas Conference – Slideshow (seekingalpha.com)

    SNDE has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded SUNDANCE ENERGY/S from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 27th. ValuEngine upgraded SUNDANCE ENERGY/S from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 16th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of SUNDANCE ENERGY/S in a research report on Monday, August 13th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $7.30.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Meridian Wealth Management LLC cut its position in shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 6.4% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 18,875 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after selling 1,292 shares during the quarter. UnitedHealth Group comprises 2.0% of Meridian Wealth Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 14th biggest position. Meridian Wealth Management LLC’s holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $4,039,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Recently the managers removed AmerisourceBergen Corp (NYSE: ABC) and used the proceeds from the sale to increase the position they already held in Unitedhealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH).

  • [By Steve Symington]

    But several individual stocks didn’t participate in the broader market’s gains. Read on to learn why Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC), UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), and Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) slumped today.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-best performer among the Dow index equities so far this year is Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE), which is up 17.39%. That is followed by Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), up 17.38%, UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH), up 19.4%, and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), up 14.9%. Of the 30 Dow stocks, 11 have managed to post a gain to date in 2018.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Snap-On Incorporated(SNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Swiss National Bank lowered its position in shares of Snap-on (NYSE:SNA) by 13.9% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 183,800 shares of the company’s stock after selling 29,700 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank owned 0.32% of Snap-on worth $27,118,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about Snap-on (NYSE:SNA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Snap-on earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.1849288529918 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. decreased its position in Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA) by 62.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 623 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,051 shares during the quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P.’s holdings in Snap-on were worth $100,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of toolmaker Snap-on (NYSE:SNA) jumped nearly 10% in Thursday trading, closing the day up 9.6% after reporting fiscal Q2 financials that missed analyst expectations for sales, but crushed on earnings.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Constellium N.V.(CSTM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Deutsche Bank set a $15.00 price objective on Constellium (NYSE:CSTM) in a research note published on Tuesday morning. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the industrial products company’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cannell Peter B & Co. Inc. cut its stake in shares of Constellium NV (NYSE:CSTM) by 29.1% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 34,125 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 14,000 shares during the quarter. Cannell Peter B & Co. Inc.’s holdings in Constellium were worth $351,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Motley Fool Wealth Management LLC grew its position in shares of Constellium NV (NYSE:CSTM) by 4.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 522,644 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 22,954 shares during the period. Motley Fool Wealth Management LLC owned approximately 0.50% of Constellium worth $5,383,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Constellium (NYSE:CSTM) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

    Several other analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Morgan Stanley set a $15.00 price target on shares of Constellium and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Societe Generale downgraded shares of Constellium from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Seaport Global Securities raised shares of Constellium from a neutral rating to a buy rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $14.00 to $16.00 in a research note on Friday, April 27th. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on shares of Constellium in a research note on Tuesday, March 20th. They issued a buy rating and a $16.00 price target for the company. Finally, BMO Capital Markets boosted their price target on shares of Constellium from $13.00 to $14.00 and gave the stock a market perform rating in a research note on Friday, April 27th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. Constellium currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $16.20.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: Century Casinos, Inc.(CNTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about Century Casinos (NASDAQ:CNTY) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Century Casinos earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 47.2296807992345 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Century Casinos Inc  (NASDAQ:CNTY)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 11, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNTY) traded down 9.7% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $6.46 and last traded at $6.48. 845,612 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 658% from the average session volume of 111,531 shares. The stock had previously closed at $7.18.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: CIENA Corporation(CIEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ciena Co. (NYSE:CIEN) SVP James E. Moylan, Jr. sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.79, for a total transaction of $51,580.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) reacted very favorably to earnings this week, as it turns out that analysts and investors seem like they just can’t get enough of Ciena, given the upgrades and target hikes that were seen. The massive trading volume on the day after the earnings report with the strong gains indicated that it’s much more than just analysts who see clear skies ahead for Ciena.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    Has the Tide Turned in Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (BOOT) and Ciena Corporation (CIEN) Stocks? (nmsunews.com) Ciena (CIEN) SVP Sells $50,500.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Is Ciena Corporation (CIEN) In Search of Flying? (nmsunews.com) Ciena inks deals with Caucasus Online and GlobeNet (telecomlead.com) Ciena’s GeoMesh chosen to enhance submarine networks in Caucasus and Latin America (fibre-systems.com)

    Shares of Ciena stock opened at $25.30 on Friday. Ciena has a 12 month low of $19.40 and a 12 month high of $27.98. The company has a market cap of $3.66 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.98, a PEG ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 1.40. The company has a quick ratio of 1.79, a current ratio of 2.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2019: QCR Holdings Inc.(QCRH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on QCR (QCRH)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of QCR (NASDAQ:QCRH) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Wednesday.

    Separately, ValuEngine raised shares of QCR from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. QCR has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $53.60.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    QCR Holdings (NASDAQ:QCRH) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallJul. 20, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of QCR Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCRH) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $53.60.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019

It was a mixed day for stocks as blue chips managed to squeak out a gain and small-caps got crushed ahead of tomorrow’s Fed announcement.

Keith Bedford for The Wall Street Journal

The S&P 500 fell 0.2% to 2,015.93 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 22.40 points, or 0.1%, to 17,251.53. The Nasdaq Composite fell 0.5% to 4,728.67. The Russell 2000 tumbled 1.6% to 1,066.67, the first time since Sept. 2011 that the small-company benchmark fell by at least 1.5% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished higher.

The folks at Bespoke Investment Group consider the Russell 2000′s underperformance versus the S&P 500 this year:

Including today, the S&P 500 is down 1.6%, while the Russell 2000 is down 6.1%. Today’s underperformance in small caps is just a continuation of what has been an extremely consistent trend of daily underperformance this year.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: MAM Software Group, Inc.(MAMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about MAM Software Group (NASDAQ:MAMS) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MAM Software Group earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 44.8819326255956 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    B. Riley reiterated their neutral rating on shares of MAM Software Group (NASDAQ:MAMS) in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on MAM Software Group (MAMS)

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ring Energy, Inc.(REI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in Ring Energy Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:REI) by 2.2% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 3,422,953 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 72,507 shares during the quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. owned 5.65% of Ring Energy worth $33,922,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ring Energy Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:REI) – Equities researchers at SunTrust Banks cut their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Ring Energy in a report issued on Thursday, October 4th. SunTrust Banks analyst N. Dingmann now expects that the company will earn $0.11 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.12. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Ring Energy’s FY2019 earnings at $1.01 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.60 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd lowered its position in shares of Ring Energy Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:REI) by 44.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 20,662 shares of the company’s stock after selling 16,755 shares during the period. WINTON GROUP Ltd’s holdings in Ring Energy were worth $261,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (TSE:REI) declared a monthly dividend on Wednesday, August 15th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Friday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of 0.12 per share on Monday, September 10th. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.45%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 30th.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Ring Energy Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:REI) – Investment analysts at B. Riley upped their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for Ring Energy in a research report issued on Tuesday, October 9th. B. Riley analyst R. Rashid now expects that the company will post earnings per share of $0.15 for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.14. B. Riley also issued estimates for Ring Energy’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.21 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $0.60 EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Ring Energy (NASDAQ:REI) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ring Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 48.1013811529141 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Innophos Holdings, Inc.(IPHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Innophos (NASDAQ:IPHS) from a c+ rating to a b rating in a research note published on Wednesday.

    Several other analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Innophos from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Innophos from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Tuesday, February 27th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Innophos (NASDAQ:IPHS) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Friday morning.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Plantronics Inc.(PLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Plantronics Inc  (NYSE:PLT)Q3 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 05, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) and Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lapides Asset Management LLC reduced its position in shares of Plantronics Inc (NYSE:PLT) by 36.3% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 42,200 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 24,100 shares during the quarter. Lapides Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Plantronics were worth $3,218,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Brian S. Dexheimer Sells 500 Shares of Plantronics (PLT) Stock” was originally posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this piece on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US and international copyright & trademark law. The original version of this piece can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3355123/brian-s-dexheimer-sells-500-shares-of-plantronics-plt-stock.html.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: ProAssurance Corporation(PRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ProChain (CURRENCY:PRA) traded up 1.1% against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 12:00 PM ET on September 28th. ProChain has a total market cap of $5.06 million and $110,631.00 worth of ProChain was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, ProChain has traded down 20% against the US dollar. One ProChain token can now be bought for approximately $0.10 or 0.00001535 BTC on popular exchanges including Bit-Z, FCoin, OKEx and Bibox.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY raised its position in ProAssurance Co. (NYSE:PRA) by 1,039.5% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 17,297 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 15,779 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in ProAssurance were worth $613,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ProChain (CURRENCY:PRA) traded 16.3% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 13:00 PM Eastern on September 3rd. During the last seven days, ProChain has traded 37.6% higher against the U.S. dollar. ProChain has a total market cap of $6.98 million and approximately $4.72 million worth of ProChain was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One ProChain token can now be bought for about $0.14 or 0.00001940 BTC on exchanges including FCoin, Bit-Z, OKEx and Bibox.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ProAssurance Co. (NYSE:PRA) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks lowered their Q4 2018 earnings estimates for ProAssurance in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, February 5th. SunTrust Banks analyst M. Hughes now expects that the insurance provider will earn $0.17 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.33. SunTrust Banks has a “Hold” rating and a $45.00 price objective on the stock.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: NTT DOCOMO, Inc(DCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of Hawaii bought a new position in NTT Docomo Inc (NYSE:DCM) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 8,664 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $222,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of NTT Docomo Inc (NYSE:DCM) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the seven research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a hold rating to the company.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DATA Communications Management Corp (TSE:DCM) insider Michael Sifton purchased 12,500 shares of DATA Communications Management stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 12th. The stock was bought at an average cost of C$1.52 per share, for a total transaction of C$19,000.00.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Discovery Communications, Inc.(DISCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) which traded up nearly 8% at $30.71. The stock’s 52-week range is $15.99 to $31.06. Volume was 8 million compared to the daily average volume of 4 million.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA) had its price objective boosted by JPMorgan Chase & Co. to $38.00 in a research note published on Wednesday morning, The Fly reports. They currently have an overweight rating on the stock. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Liberty Broadband Corp Series A (NASDAQ: DISCA) and DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS INC. Common Stock (NASDAQ:DISCA) are both large-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Videocon d2h (NASDAQ: VDTH) and DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS INC. Common Stock (NASDAQ:DISCA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the twenty-two ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have given a hold recommendation, twelve have issued a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $29.44.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Atlantic Power Corporation(AT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ABCC Token (CURRENCY:AT) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 20:00 PM ET on September 23rd. One ABCC Token token can currently be purchased for $0.0000 or 0.00000000 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. ABCC Token has a market cap of $0.00 and $0.00 worth of ABCC Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, ABCC Token has traded flat against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ABCC Token (CURRENCY:AT) traded flat against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 7:00 AM E.T. on October 2nd. ABCC Token has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of ABCC Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last week, ABCC Token has traded flat against the US dollar. One ABCC Token token can now be bought for approximately $0.0000 or 0.00000000 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Atlantic Power (NYSE:AT) (TSE:ATP) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Atlantic Power earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 47.4126329966204 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ABCC Token (CURRENCY:AT) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on February 11th. Over the last seven days, ABCC Token has traded flat against the U.S. dollar. ABCC Token has a total market cap of $0.00 and $0.00 worth of ABCC Token was traded on exchanges in the last day. One ABCC Token token can now be bought for $0.0000 or 0.00000000 BTC on exchanges.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AWARE (CURRENCY:AT) traded up 2.3% against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 18:00 PM E.T. on September 10th. AWARE has a market capitalization of $0.00 and $101,493.00 worth of AWARE was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, AWARE has traded 22.2% lower against the US dollar. One AWARE token can currently be bought for about $0.0038 or 0.00000060 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Flaherty & Crumrine Preferred Securities Income Fund Inc(FFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mainstay Capital Management LLC ADV raised its position in Flaherty&Crumrine Prfrd Scts Incm Fd Inc (NYSE:FFC) by 1,792.0% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 66,220 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 62,720 shares during the quarter. Mainstay Capital Management LLC ADV’s holdings in Flaherty&Crumrine Prfrd Scts Incm Fd were worth $3,500,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: CIENA Corporation(CIEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ciena Co. (NYSE:CIEN) SVP James E. Moylan, Jr. sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.79, for a total transaction of $51,580.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

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

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

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ciena Co. (NYSE:CIEN) SVP James E. Moylan, Jr. sold 2,000 shares of Ciena stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.96, for a total transaction of $59,920.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    For a great example, look no further than the recent note from MKM analyst Michael Genovese. Genovese anticipates large systems vendor Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) may end up stealing away large customer CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) from smaller competitor Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN). That could be a huge win for Ciena and a huge blow to Infinera, and the episode is emblematic of this period in the industry.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The communications equipment provider reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.30 by ($0.07), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $730.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $726.38 million. Ciena had a return on equity of 14.10% and a net margin of 27.76%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.45 EPS.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019

Clearside Biomedical Inc. (NASDAQ: CLSD) shares dropped early on Thursday after the company released data from its midstage clinical trial for diabetic macular edema (DME). Specifically, this data came from the Phase 2 clinical trial (TYBEE) evaluating suprachoroidal CLS-TA used with intravitreally administered Eylea (aflibercept).

Although the trial met its primary endpoint and even its secondary endpoint, Clearside’s treatment showed inferiority to the treatment it was being combined with. This ultimately was the catalyst for investors sending the shares lower.

The trial met its primary endpoint of mean improvement in best corrected visual acuity from baseline over six months as measured using the Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy Trial (ETDRS) scale. Patients in the combination arm gained an average of 12.3 ETDRS letters, compared to 13.5 ETDRS letters in the Elyea alone control arm.

Additionally, the study met a key secondary endpoint, with a mean reduction from baseline of 208 microns in central subfield thickness (CST) of the retina at six months, compared to a 177 micron mean reduction in the control arm. Also, 93% of patients in the combination arm had a greater than 50% reduction in excess CST at six months, compared to 73% in the control.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Collectors Universe, Inc.(CLCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Collectors Universe earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.6176420788428 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Collectors Universe earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.3889072712147 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.(ESIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ:ESIO) soared on Thursday after the provider of laser-based manufacturing solutions reported solid first-quarter results. ESI beat analyst estimates for both revenue and earnings, and it provided guidance that was ahead of analyst expectations. As of 12:10 p.m. EDT, the stock was up about 20.8%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Divisar Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) by 13.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 780,167 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 95,000 shares during the quarter. Electro Scientific Industries makes up about 4.0% of Divisar Capital Management LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 11th biggest position. Divisar Capital Management LLC owned 2.29% of Electro Scientific Industries worth $12,303,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Electro Scientific Industries (ESIO)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ: ESIO) and FuelCell Energy (NASDAQ:FCEL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: National Commerce Corporation(NCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of National Commerce (NASDAQ:NCOM) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Thursday.

    NCOM has been the subject of several other reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of National Commerce from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of National Commerce from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $53.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, June 27th. Finally, Stephens reiterated a hold rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of National Commerce in a research report on Thursday, July 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $48.67.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Citigroup Inc. trimmed its holdings in shares of National Commerce Corp (NASDAQ:NCOM) by 44.5% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 2,703 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 2,171 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc.’s holdings in National Commerce were worth $118,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on National Commerce (NCOM)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    National Commerce (NASDAQ:NCOM) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Saturday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its holdings in shares of National Commerce Corp (NASDAQ:NCOM) by 0.8% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 223,067 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,798 shares during the quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company owned 1.29% of National Commerce worth $9,714,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.(MMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Let’s start with Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP), ticker MMP. First thing to note here, distributable cash flow up 7% year over year. You notice I’m talking about cash flow. I’m not talking about earnings, I’m not talking about revenue. That’s because cash is king in this particular segment of the industry.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Meanwhile, the return multiples for many of the projects under development by Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP) are in the six- to eight-times EBITDA range. Because of that, the $1.7 billion of expansion projects Magellan currently has underway only will generate about $250 million in incidental EBITDA. That’s partially why Magellan Midstream expects to grow its payout at a slower pace of 8% this year and a 5% to 8% annual rate in 2019 and 2020, even though it plans on paying out the same percentage of its cash flow as ONEOK.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 3, 2018 1:30 p.m. ET

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Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: CIENA Corporation(CIEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    For a great example, look no further than the recent note from MKM analyst Michael Genovese. Genovese anticipates large systems vendor Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) may end up stealing away large customer CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) from smaller competitor Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN). That could be a huge win for Ciena and a huge blow to Infinera, and the episode is emblematic of this period in the industry.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its position in Ciena by 169.5% during the third quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 4,217,455 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $92,657,000 after buying an additional 2,652,791 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC increased its position in Ciena by 431.6% during the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 2,477,957 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $51,864,000 after buying an additional 2,011,805 shares in the last quarter. Maverick Capital Ltd. purchased a new position in Ciena during the fourth quarter worth $50,962,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new position in Ciena during the fourth quarter worth $40,110,000. Finally, Rubric Capital Management LP purchased a new position in Ciena during the third quarter worth $33,373,000.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallAug. 30, 2018 8:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market took a breather on Thursday, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 both gave up about half a percent. Investors seemed content to accept a pause in the late-summer rally, and some pointed to ongoing fears about still-unresolved trade disputes and other global macroeconomic stresses that could become more problematic in the future. Yet even with the overall market taking a break, some stocks pushed sharply higher. Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ:INSY), Signet Jewelers (NYSE:SIG), and Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Akoustis Technologies (NYSE: CIEN) and Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

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

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

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Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019

What happened

Shares of Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN), casino operator and equipment maker largely focused on slot machines, climbed 28% throughout March, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the company announced that it raised financial guidance for the first quarter of 2017 ending March 31. 

So what

About a week before the quarter ended, Penn management released updated estimates for the quarter, including revenue of $771 million on the upper end of the range, which was up from the previous guidance of $761 million, and would be about 2% higher than Q1 2016. The company also raised its Adjusted EBITDA guidance from $209.3 million to an expected range of $222 million and $223 million. Penn’s official Q1 earnings are expected to be released on April 27, and during that earnings release, the company will give full-year 2017 guidance. 

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Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: RadNet, Inc.(RDNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Biocept (NASDAQ: RDNT) and RadNet (NASDAQ:RDNT) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    Edited Transcript of RDNT earnings conference call or presentation 9-Aug-18 2:30pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) Stocks Favored By Analysts: RadNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RDNT) & RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:RICK) (baycityobserver.com) RadNet, Inc. (RDNT) stock closes -0.37% above from its SMA-50 (nasdaqplace.com) $241.29 Million in Sales Expected for RadNet Inc. (RDNT) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Expect RadNet Inc. (RDNT) to Announce $0.15 EPS (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of RDNT traded up $0.20 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $14.10. The stock had a trading volume of 128,336 shares, compared to its average volume of 171,176. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.49, a current ratio of 1.06 and a quick ratio of 1.06. The company has a market cap of $678.40 million, a PE ratio of 48.62, a P/E/G ratio of 5.02 and a beta of 0.32. RadNet has a 1-year low of $9.50 and a 1-year high of $15.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    RadNet Inc. (NASDAQ:RDNT) reached a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $15.65 and last traded at $15.55, with a volume of 15009 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $15.15.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: CIENA Corporation(CIEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) in a report published on Friday, The Fly reports. They currently have a $39.00 price target on the communications equipment provider’s stock.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    I think such an opportunity may have arrived with Ciena (NYSE:CIEN), which recently reported its fiscal second-quarter 2018 earnings. Ciena makes optical and packet networking equipment that improves speeds over a network.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ciena Co. (NYSE:CIEN) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the twenty-six brokerages that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and twenty have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $29.62.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) reacted very favorably to earnings this week, as it turns out that analysts and investors seem like they just can’t get enough of Ciena, given the upgrades and target hikes that were seen. The massive trading volume on the day after the earnings report with the strong gains indicated that it’s much more than just analysts who see clear skies ahead for Ciena.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    For a great example, look no further than the recent note from MKM analyst Michael Genovese. Genovese anticipates large systems vendor Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) may end up stealing away large customer CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) from smaller competitor Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN). That could be a huge win for Ciena and a huge blow to Infinera, and the episode is emblematic of this period in the industry.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    Has the Tide Turned in Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (BOOT) and Ciena Corporation (CIEN) Stocks? (nmsunews.com) Ciena (CIEN) SVP Sells $50,500.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Is Ciena Corporation (CIEN) In Search of Flying? (nmsunews.com) Ciena inks deals with Caucasus Online and GlobeNet (telecomlead.com) Ciena’s GeoMesh chosen to enhance submarine networks in Caucasus and Latin America (fibre-systems.com)

    Shares of Ciena stock opened at $25.30 on Friday. Ciena has a 12 month low of $19.40 and a 12 month high of $27.98. The company has a market cap of $3.66 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.98, a PEG ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 1.40. The company has a quick ratio of 1.79, a current ratio of 2.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Harsco Corporation(HSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Harsco (NYSE:HSC) – Research analysts at KeyCorp lifted their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Harsco in a report issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. KeyCorp analyst J. Hammond now expects that the industrial products company will post earnings per share of $0.35 for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.31. KeyCorp has a “Overweight” rating and a $27.00 price objective on the stock. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Harsco’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.36 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.27 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.20 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.35 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Intrust Bank NA acquired a new position in shares of Harsco Co. (NYSE:HSC) in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 10,293 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $227,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Harsco Co. (NYSE:HSC) by 2.4% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 654,139 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 15,559 shares during the quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc.’s holdings in Harsco were worth $13,508,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Tennessee Valley Authority(TVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Tamarack Valley Energy (TSE:TVE) received a C$7.00 target price from stock analysts at TD Securities in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. TD Securities’ target price points to a potential upside of 37.52% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tamarack-Valley-Energy-Ltd (CVE:TVE) insider Ronald Steve Hozjan sold 7,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of C$4.20, for a total value of C$29,400.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tamarack Valley Energy (TSE:TVE) had its price target boosted by National Bank Financial from C$6.50 to C$6.75 in a research report report published on Thursday. They currently have an outperform rating on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about Tennessee Valley Authority Debenture Series A (NYSE:TVE) have been trending somewhat negative on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Tennessee Valley Authority Debenture Series A earned a media sentiment score of -0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.8115881519925 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tamarack-Valley-Energy (CVE:TVE) had its price objective raised by equities research analysts at BMO Capital Markets from C$3.75 to C$4.50 in a research note issued on Friday. BMO Capital Markets’ target price points to a potential downside of 82.02% from the stock’s current price.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Henry Schein, Inc.(HSIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) gapped up prior to trading on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $84.27, but opened at $85.15. Henry Schein shares last traded at $85.80, with a volume of 12567 shares trading hands.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
    AES Corp (NYSE: AES) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Next, they dig into the oil services segment, where McDermott International (NYSE:MDR) shares jumped after the company rejected a takeover bid. Finally, they consider the latest from much-admired healthcare products and services company Henry Schein (NASDAQ:HSIC), which is spinning off its animal health segment. And just for fun, they pick a few good stocks for the newborn English prince’s long-term investing portfolio.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in September. As of September 14th, there was short interest totalling 16,020,723 shares, a decrease of 7.3% from the August 31st total of 17,291,234 shares. Approximately 10.6% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 1,103,270 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 14.5 days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Henry Schein (NASDAQ:HSIC) had its price objective increased by analysts at Robert W. Baird from $90.00 to $95.00 in a note issued to investors on Thursday, Marketbeat reports. The brokerage presently has an “outperform” rating on the stock. Robert W. Baird’s target price points to a potential upside of 7.42% from the stock’s previous close.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund, Inc.(NRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neuro (CURRENCY:NRO) traded down 13.5% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 23:00 PM ET on October 2nd. Over the last seven days, Neuro has traded 28.9% lower against the dollar. Neuro has a market cap of $26,648.00 and approximately $49.00 worth of Neuro was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Neuro coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0005 or 0.00000007 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Neuro (CURRENCY:NRO) traded down 18.8% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on September 1st. Neuro has a market cap of $32,727.00 and approximately $26.00 worth of Neuro was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, Neuro has traded down 20.1% against the US dollar. One Neuro coin can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0006 or 0.00000008 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neuro (CURRENCY:NRO) traded up 23.8% against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 17:00 PM E.T. on June 1st. Over the last week, Neuro has traded up 4% against the US dollar. One Neuro coin can now be bought for approximately $0.0022 or 0.00000030 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Neuro has a market capitalization of $119,284.00 and approximately $822.00 worth of Neuro was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Neuro (NRO) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the
    SHA-256 hashing algorithm. Its launch date was May 30th, 2017. Neuro’s total supply is 60,336,182 coins and its circulating supply is 58,336,182 coins. Neuro’s official Twitter account is @neurocoinnews. Neuro’s official website is neurocoin.org.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Neuberger Berman Real Estate Sec Inc Fd (NYSEAMERICAN:NRO) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, June 4th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.045 per share on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $0.54 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 10.81%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 14th.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Triple-S Management Corporation(GTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Triple-S Management Co. (NYSE:GTS)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $36.24 and last traded at $35.93, with a volume of 1545 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $35.86.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Triple-S Management Corp. (NYSE:GTS) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $37.54 and last traded at $37.38, with a volume of 750 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $36.80.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ClariVest Asset Management LLC cut its position in Triple-S Management Corp. (NYSE:GTS) by 8.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 309,391 shares of the company’s stock after selling 27,723 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Triple-S Management were worth $12,084,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Caesars Entertainment Corporation(CZR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ceasars Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ: CZR) dropped about 4.3% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $10.25. Shares closed at $10.70 on Friday and the stock’s 52-week high is $14.50. Volume totaled about 9 million shares, about 30% below the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ceasars Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ: CZR) traded down about 24% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $8.55 after closing Tuesday at $11.30. The stock’s 52-week high is $14.50. Volume totaled around 97 million, more than 8 times the daily average. The company’s earnings report included bad news for casino stocks.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Casinos and gaming suppliers are tripping over themselves to show how excited they are about the Supreme Court overturning a law that banned sports betting in every state in the U.S. except Nevada. Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR), MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM), and Scientific Games (NASDAQ:SGMS) all released statements in support of the potential of expanded sports betting with Scientific Games saying it could be the “greatest wave of gaming expansion in the United States in the past 20 years.” 

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer, Chris Neiger, and Travis Hoium]

    It’s always interesting to see what the titans of Wall Street are doing with their cash. And sometimes you’ll want to follow along for the ride. But other times the risks are too high for most investors. Here’s a little help figuring out if you should mimic George Soros, David Tepper, and Warren Buffett with their investments in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR), and Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE:SRG).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Others
    Rounding out the top 10 were Caesars Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ: CZR), Mattel Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT), Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SGYP), and Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU). The standout stock here was Micron, with a drop of nearly 8% in the number of its shares short. Short interest moves in the others were modest.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Flextronics International Ltd.(FLEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Flex Ltd (NASDAQ:FLEX) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 2,686 put options on the company. This is an increase of 721% compared to the typical volume of 327 put options.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    United Services Automobile Association raised its stake in Flex Ltd (NASDAQ:FLEX) by 9.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,605,523 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 133,118 shares during the quarter. United Services Automobile Association owned approximately 0.30% of Flex worth $22,654,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid cap electronic manufacturing services (EMS) stock Flextronics International Ltd (NASDAQ: FLEX) reported fiscal Q3 2017 earnings after the market closed on Thursday with results beating expectations. Q3 net sales grew 10% to $6.75 billion above the high end of the guidance range of $6.3 to $6.7 billion. GAAP net income was approximately $118 million versus net income of $129 million. The earnings release also noted:

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: The York Water Company(YORW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    York Water (NASDAQ:YORW) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Saturday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of York Water (NASDAQ:YORW) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Thursday.

    Separately, Hilliard Lyons raised shares of York Water from an underperform rating to a neutral rating in a research report on Thursday, March 8th.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now

Falling prices and a drop in Chinese investment are on track to reduce year-over-year spending on new solar energy projects, according to Bloomberg NEF (BNEF). In the first six months of 2018, solar investment has dropped by 19% compared to the first half of 2017, and BNEF expects the downward trend to gather momentum in the second half of the year.

In the first half of this year, investment in clean energy projects declined just 1% year over year, and in the second quarter investment actually increased by 8%. The uptick was due primarily to a 33% increase in new wind power projects. Of the $138.2 billion invested in the first half of the year, $76.7 billion was devoted to wind projects.

In the first half of the year, China invested $35.1 billion in solar projects, down 29% year over year. BNEF analysts can foresee the first-ever decline in world solar installation for 2018. In 2017, new solar capacity totaled 98 gigawatts (GW), far more than any other technology, renewable or nonrenewable.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Hudson Technologies, Inc.(HDSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) was down, falling around 32 percent to $2.7799 after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.

    Commodities

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) shares climbed 154.95 percent to close at $5.15 on Thursday. Comstock reported conversion of the majority of its unsecured, short-term debt into non-convertible preferred equity.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) jumped 33.45 percent to close at $3.87.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) gained 29.72 percent to close at $62.85 after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares rose 22.93 percent to close at $23.80.
    nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) jumped 21.52 percent to close at $36.37 following Q1 results.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) gained 20.28 percent to close at $2.61.
    The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) shares rose 19.57 percent to close at $21.45 after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
    AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) gained 18.8 percent to close at $7.90.
    Catasys, Inc. (NASDAQ: CATS) rose 16.33 percent to close at $6.41.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 15.68 percent to close at $23.09 on Thursday.
    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS) climbed 15.11 percent to close at $6.02 on Thursday after gaining 6.30 percent on Wednesday. Baird initiated coverage on Marinus Pharmaceuticals with an Outperform rating.
    Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) shares rose 14.48 percent to close at $3.32 after the board announced late Wednesday the election of four activist-backed director nominees. Three women and one man comprise the selected group championed by NGM Capital’s Nathan Miller and Kenosis Capital’s Peter O’Malley. Destination Maternity had advocated for another slate of three men and interim CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor. The new directors are Holly Alden, Marla Ryan, Anne-Charlotte Windal and Christopher Morgan.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) gained 11.53 percent to close at $3.29 after announcing preliminary Q1 results.
    Bilibili Inc.. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 11.33 pe
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Hudson Technologies (HDSN) Releases Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.72 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Is the Options Market Predicting a Spike in Hudson Technologies (HDSN) Stock? (finance.yahoo.com) Hudson Technologies, Inc. (HDSN) CEO Kevin Zugibe on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) Hudson Tech: 2Q Earnings Snapshot (finance.yahoo.com) Hudson Technologies (HDSN) Reports Break-Even Earnings for Q2 (finance.yahoo.com)

    Hudson Technologies traded down $0.04, hitting $1.83, on Friday, according to Marketbeat.com. The stock had a trading volume of 1,256,833 shares, compared to its average volume of 561,391. Hudson Technologies has a 52-week low of $1.58 and a 52-week high of $10.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84, a current ratio of 2.09 and a quick ratio of 0.41. The stock has a market capitalization of $79.29 million, a PE ratio of 3.89 and a beta of 1.29.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) was down, falling around 25 percent to $3.07 after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.

    Commodities

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.9199 after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.

    Commodities

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: First Bancorp, Inc (ME)(FNLC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FNLC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.5895151979188 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    First Bancorp (NASDAQ: FNLC) and Industrial & Cmrcl Bnk f China (OTCMKTS:IDCBY) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FNLC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. 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 one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 45.7895413212244 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News headlines about First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FNLC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.3922417488866 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Quanta Services, Inc.(PWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By ]

    Should President Trump follow through on plans to repair and replace U.S. infrastructure, Berkshire may want to get involved by buying companies poised to benefit from such spending, including Vulcan Material Co. (VMC) , Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (MLM) or Quanta Services Inc. (PWR) , which provides infrastructure services primarily to the oil and gas and electrical power industries.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia increased its position in shares of Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) by 26.1% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 33,333 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,900 shares during the quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s holdings in Quanta Services were worth $1,110,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.(BPFH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Boston Private Financial (NASDAQ:BPFH) have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Boston Private Financial earned a media sentiment score of -0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.1452934043319 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Boston Private Financial Hldg Inc (NASDAQ:BPFH) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks cut their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Boston Private Financial in a report released on Sunday, May 20th. SunTrust Banks analyst M. Young now expects that the bank will post earnings per share of $0.10 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.20.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Boston Private Financial (NASDAQ:BPFH) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Boston Private Financial (NASDAQ:BPFH) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Saturday.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: CIENA Corporation(CIEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    For a great example, look no further than the recent note from MKM analyst Michael Genovese. Genovese anticipates large systems vendor Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) may end up stealing away large customer CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) from smaller competitor Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN). That could be a huge win for Ciena and a huge blow to Infinera, and the episode is emblematic of this period in the industry.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) reacted very favorably to earnings this week, as it turns out that analysts and investors seem like they just can’t get enough of Ciena, given the upgrades and target hikes that were seen. The massive trading volume on the day after the earnings report with the strong gains indicated that it’s much more than just analysts who see clear skies ahead for Ciena.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Akoustis Technologies (NYSE: CIEN) and Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: IEC Electronics Corp.(IEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares jumped 31.6 percent to $12.18 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 26.5 percent to $14.55 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares gained 25 percent to $4.0234 following Q1 beat.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) jumped 23.5 percent to $55.12 following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) gained 23.3 percent to $59.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 22.5 percent to $47.51 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares surged 21.7 percent to $3.36. Amazon.com's partnership with Sears started in 2017 with an agreement to sell Kenmore-branded appliances online. On Wednesday, the companies announced an extension of their relationship to now include tire delivery and installations.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) jumped 21.3 percent to $2.68 following Q1 results.
    LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) surged 20.4 percent to $3.395 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP) gained 19 percent to $15.82 after reporting Q1 results.
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLCM) shares rose 18.5 percent to $8.13 following Q1 results.
    Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) rose 18.3 percent to $52.47 after the company posted strong quarterly results.
    Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) shares jumped 18.3 percent to $6.47 following quarterly results.
    IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) shares climbed 17 percent to $4.68 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 16.8 percent to $90.10 following Q4 results.
    Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR)

Hot Performing Stocks For 2019

DS Smith PLC (SMDS.LN) said Wednesday that it expects fiscal 2018 return on sales to be in line with that of the previous year, and overall trading to be in line with its expectations.

The supplier of recycled packaging for consumer goods expects return on sales for the second half of the year to be higher compared with the first half, driven by recent increases in paper prices and its strong top-line growth.

A consensus estimate provided by FactSet forecast fiscal 2018 revenue at 5.7 billion pounds ($7.9 billion). The company reported first-half revenue of GBP2.8 billion.

The company said that it is very pleased with its progress in the third quarter and that its North America business is performing ahead of initial expectations as its packaging volume growth is significantly ahead of the group average rate.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2019: Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc. (SWZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE:SWZ) declared a Semi-Annual dividend on Tuesday, June 12th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Friday, June 22nd will be paid a dividend of 0.203 per share by the closed-end fund on Friday, June 29th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 21st.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2019: United Bankshares Inc.(UBSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Salesforce.com (CRM) , American Airlines (AAL) , Align Technology (ALGN) , Procter & Gamble (PG) , United Bankshares (UBSI) , Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) and Dominion Energy (D) .

Hot Performing Stocks For 2019: Coca-Cola Company (KO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    The Coca-Cola Company (KO) is going healthy.

    The soda conglomerate crushed its first-quarter results Tuesday, April 24, reporting organic sales growth of 5% and beating Wall Street projections for both earnings per share and revenue. Coke’s recent growth, however, was driven largely by beverages outside of its eponymous brands, though Diet Coke generated volume growth, thanks to its recent repackaging campaign. In its report, the company underscored its expansion strategy and hinted at further deals to come.  

  • [By ]

    The issues follow a major headache faced by the fast-growing video unit beginning in March 2017, when a group of brands including Coca-Cola, (KO) Walmart (WMT) and AT&T (T) fled the platform due to ads showing up next to offensive content. Giant advertiser Procter and Gamble (PG) only returned to advertising on YouTube this week, albeit on a more limited basis than before. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Harbour Investment Management LLC decreased its position in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) by 4.7% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 44,850 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,225 shares during the period. Harbour Investment Management LLC’s holdings in The Coca-Cola were worth $1,948,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) reported upbeat results for its first quarter.

    The company said it earned 47 cents per share in the first quarter on revenue of $7.6 billion versus expectations of 46 cents per share and $7.3 billion.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nvwm LLC reduced its holdings in shares of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) by 56.1% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 7,950 shares of the company’s stock after selling 10,172 shares during the period. Nvwm LLC’s holdings in The Coca-Cola were worth $339,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Most retail investors believe The Coca Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) and PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) are the best stocks to own in the soda industry.

    Think again.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2019: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.(PANW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos, Jeremy Bowman, and Steve Symington]

    If you’re attracted to the growth potential that these cryptocurrencies promise, but would prefer a more stable long-term investment, then it’s time to take a closer look atIqiyi (NASDAQ:IQ), Wayfair (NYSE:W), and Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW).

  • [By Danny Vena]

    There was a lot to like when Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) reported its third-quarter financial results. The company generated revenue of $567 million, which grew 31% compared to the prior-year quarter, while adjusted earnings per share of $0.99 soared 62% year over year. Both metrics eclipsed both the company’s forecast and analysts’ consensus estimates for the quarter.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE: PANW) shares short was 3.75 million. The previous level was 4.54 million. Shares traded recently at $212.79, within a 52-week trading range of $126.56 to $217.40.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Palo Alto Networks(NYSE:PANW)announced solid fiscal third-quarter 2018 results on Monday after the market closed, detailing record revenue and increased guidance as the next-generation cybersecurity platform company continues to take market share from competitors.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC decreased its stake in Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) by 6.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 76,327 shares of the network technology company’s stock after selling 4,843 shares during the quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC owned approximately 0.08% of Palo Alto Networks worth $13,855,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2019: CIENA Corporation(CIEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its position in Ciena by 169.5% during the third quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 4,217,455 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $92,657,000 after buying an additional 2,652,791 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC increased its position in Ciena by 431.6% during the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 2,477,957 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $51,864,000 after buying an additional 2,011,805 shares in the last quarter. Maverick Capital Ltd. purchased a new position in Ciena during the fourth quarter worth $50,962,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new position in Ciena during the fourth quarter worth $40,110,000. Finally, Rubric Capital Management LP purchased a new position in Ciena during the third quarter worth $33,373,000.

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    About Ciena

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

    Get Ciena alerts:

    Has the Tide Turned in Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (BOOT) and Ciena Corporation (CIEN) Stocks? (nmsunews.com) Ciena (CIEN) SVP Sells $50,500.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Is Ciena Corporation (CIEN) In Search of Flying? (nmsunews.com) Ciena inks deals with Caucasus Online and GlobeNet (telecomlead.com) Ciena’s GeoMesh chosen to enhance submarine networks in Caucasus and Latin America (fibre-systems.com)

    Shares of Ciena stock opened at $25.30 on Friday. Ciena has a 12 month low of $19.40 and a 12 month high of $27.98. The company has a market cap of $3.66 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.98, a PEG ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 1.40. The company has a quick ratio of 1.79, a current ratio of 2.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLSD) shares fell 17.8 percent to $11.95 in pre-market trading. Clearside Biomedical disclosed that its Phase 2 trial of CLS-TA met primary and secondary endpoints met in 6-month trial.
    CRISPR Therapeutics AG (NASDAQ: CRSP) fell 15.8 percent to $62.00 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA has placed a clinical hold on IND for CTX001 sickle cell disease treatment.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) fell 10 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after the company posted a loss for the first quarter and announced plans to close 72 non-profitable stores.
    Urban One, Inc. (NASDAQ: UONE) fell 9 percent to $3.01 in pre-market trading after rising 78.38 percent on Wednesday.
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) shares fell 8.6 percent to $88.05 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and lowered its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) fell 8.5 percent to $22.02 in the pre-market trading session after the company posted downbeat Q1 earnings and announced plans to buy Packet Design.
    Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) shares fell 6.6 percent to $90.11 in pre-market trading after reporting weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Vericel Corp (NASDAQ: VCEL) shares fell 6.5 percent to $13.05 in pre-market trading following announcement of 3.75 million share common stock offering.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) fell 5.7 percent to $26.19 in pre-market trading. Box reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company forecast Q2 revenue of $146 million to $147 million.
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) fell 5.7 percent to $3.15 in pre-market trading after declining 5.65 percent on Wednesday.
    Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation (NYSE: CHMI) shares fell 5.2 percent to $18.21 in pre-market trading after reporting a 2

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The communications equipment provider reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.30 by ($0.07), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $730.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $726.38 million. Ciena had a return on equity of 14.10% and a net margin of 27.76%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.45 EPS.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

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

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

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    Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) and Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2019: Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc.(BFAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. grew its stake in Bright Horizons Family Solutions (NYSE:BFAM) by 29.1% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 653,678 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 147,464 shares during the quarter. Carillon Tower Advisers Inc.’s holdings in Bright Horizons Family Solutions were worth $44,386,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Key Square Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Bright Horizons Family Solutions (NYSE:BFAM) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 100,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,972,000. Bright Horizons Family Solutions makes up about 1.1% of Key Square Capital Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 21st biggest position.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Following a couple of tragic shooting sprees over the weekend, weapons detection stock, Patriot One Technologies Inc. (PTOTF), continues to garner interest from investors who understand the need for far more superior weapons detection technology. Shares of PTOTF opened flat on the morning, but have since moved modestly higher on the day on what traders are viewing as an ongoing increase in recent volume activity.
On Saturday morning, a gunman entered a double decker tour bus in Las Vegas, NV, in one of the busiest areas of the Las Vegas Strip next to the popular Cosmopolitan Hotel, and opened fire. Killing one and injury others, the gunman persisted into a stand-off with Clark County police officers before surrendering.
Then, early Sunday morning gunman opened fire in the crowded Cameo Night Club in Cincinnati, OH, killing one and injuring 16 others in a horrific shooting that has left law enforcement scratching their heads. With surveillance cameras and security, there’s still no suspects, and no motive for the incident.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CIENA Corporation(CIEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its position in Ciena by 169.5% during the third quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 4,217,455 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $92,657,000 after buying an additional 2,652,791 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC increased its position in Ciena by 431.6% during the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 2,477,957 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $51,864,000 after buying an additional 2,011,805 shares in the last quarter. Maverick Capital Ltd. purchased a new position in Ciena during the fourth quarter worth $50,962,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new position in Ciena during the fourth quarter worth $40,110,000. Finally, Rubric Capital Management LP purchased a new position in Ciena during the third quarter worth $33,373,000.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $5.56 billion.
    Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $466.25 million.
    Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $6.20 billion.
    Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.46 per share on revenue of $8.13 billion.
    Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE: BURL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $1.49 billion.
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $726.56 million.
    American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $806.17 million.
    Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $276.27 bmillion.
    Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $682.68 million.
    Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE: SFL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $92.08 million.
    Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PERY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $232.30 million.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $140.83 million.
    Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $90.20 million.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $160.50 million.
    Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE: CBK) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $89.35 million.
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) and Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    I think such an opportunity may have arrived withCiena (NYSE:CIEN), which recently reported its fiscal second-quarter 2018 earnings. Ciena makes optical and packet networking equipment that improves speeds over a network.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLSD) shares fell 17.8 percent to $11.95 in pre-market trading. Clearside Biomedical disclosed that its Phase 2 trial of CLS-TA met primary and secondary endpoints met in 6-month trial.
    CRISPR Therapeutics AG (NASDAQ: CRSP) fell 15.8 percent to $62.00 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA has placed a clinical hold on IND for CTX001 sickle cell disease treatment.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) fell 10 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after the company posted a loss for the first quarter and announced plans to close 72 non-profitable stores.
    Urban One, Inc. (NASDAQ: UONE) fell 9 percent to $3.01 in pre-market trading after rising 78.38 percent on Wednesday.
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) shares fell 8.6 percent to $88.05 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and lowered its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) fell 8.5 percent to $22.02 in the pre-market trading session after the company posted downbeat Q1 earnings and announced plans to buy Packet Design.
    Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) shares fell 6.6 percent to $90.11 in pre-market trading after reporting weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Vericel Corp (NASDAQ: VCEL) shares fell 6.5 percent to $13.05 in pre-market trading following announcement of 3.75 million share common stock offering.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) fell 5.7 percent to $26.19 in pre-market trading. Box reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company forecast Q2 revenue of $146 million to $147 million.
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) fell 5.7 percent to $3.15 in pre-market trading after declining 5.65 percent on Wednesday.
    Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation (NYSE: CHMI) shares fell 5.2 percent to $18.21 in pre-market trading after reporting a 2

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) fell 13.4 percent to $51.10 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 9.8 percent to $28.97 in pre-market trading after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 8.2 percent to $8.81 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 7.5 percent to $3.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET) fell 7.4 percent to $248.00 in pre-market trading following first-quarter earnings.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 6.7 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Varex Imaging Corporation (NASDAQ: VREX) fell 5.2 percent to $34 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 results.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) shares fell 5.2 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.02 percent on Thursday.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $61.70 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) fell 4.6 percent to $25.15 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) shares fell 4 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.86 percent on Thursday.
    Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: MLCO) fell 4 percent to $30.65 in pre-market trading.
    Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ: CENX) fell 4 percent to $15.76 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC) shares fell 3.5 percent to $48.10 in pre-market tr

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Online marketing solutions company Web.com(NASDAQ:WEB) saw its stock jump as much as 12.1% on Thursday. The stock finished the trading day up 11.4%.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Web.com Group (NASDAQ:WEB) soared as much as 13.5% higher in Monday’s trading session, following the disclosure of an activist investor taking a larger financial interest in the company. By 3:30 p.m. EDT, the stock had settled down at a milder 11.2% gain.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Globalstar Inc.(GSAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday morning, the telecommunication services shares rose 1.06 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE: GSAT), up 5 percent, and Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTNR) up 4 percent.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Globalstar (NYSEAMERICAN:GSAT) saw a significant growth in short interest in April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 86,799,863 shares, a growth of 6.9% from the March 30th total of 81,207,186 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 6,541,037 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 13.3 days. Approximately 14.4% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Globalstar Inc. (NYSEMKT:GSAT) went on a roller coaster ride this morning. The satellite communications specialist’s stock bottomed out in a 16% drop just after 10 a.m. EDT, recovering to a less dramatic 7% decline an hour later. The company is the target of a complicated merger deal today, and investors on the open market are not loving the idea.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Globalstar Inc. (NASDAQ: GSAT) fell by about 3.6% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $0.53 after closing at $0.55 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $2.59. Volume of about 5.2 million was around 30% above the daily average. The company had no specific news and shares are on now track to post a gain of around 3% for the day.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sify Technologies Limited(SIFY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares rose 2.1 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 11 percent, and Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: SIFY) up 4 percent.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Insperity, Inc.(NSP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Atlantic Trust Group LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP) by 16.3% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 28,152 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 5,491 shares during the period. Atlantic Trust Group LLC owned approximately 0.07% of Insperity worth $1,958,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Insperity (NYSE: NSP) and ASGN (NYSE:ASGN) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Insperity (NSP)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN trimmed its holdings in shares of Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP) by 17.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 176,365 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 37,265 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned about 0.42% of Insperity worth $12,266,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd (CVE:NSP) insider Sead Hamzagic sold 141,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$0.21, for a total value of C$29,715.00.

Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Ciena (CIEN) Share Price

News headlines about Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ciena earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 46.1569413852432 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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Has the Tide Turned in Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (BOOT) and Ciena Corporation (CIEN) Stocks? (nmsunews.com) Ciena (CIEN) SVP Sells $50,500.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Is Ciena Corporation (CIEN) In Search of Flying? (nmsunews.com) Ciena inks deals with Caucasus Online and GlobeNet (telecomlead.com) Ciena’s GeoMesh chosen to enhance submarine networks in Caucasus and Latin America (fibre-systems.com)

Shares of Ciena stock opened at $25.30 on Friday. Ciena has a 12 month low of $19.40 and a 12 month high of $27.98. The company has a market cap of $3.66 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.98, a PEG ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 1.40. The company has a quick ratio of 1.79, a current ratio of 2.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33.

Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, March 6th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.07 by $0.08. Ciena had a return on equity of 14.10% and a net margin of 27.76%. The business had revenue of $646.14 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $641.77 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.17 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Ciena will post 1.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

CIEN has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Citigroup upped their price target on Ciena from $30.00 to $32.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, March 9th. ValuEngine raised Ciena from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, March 9th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $31.00 price target on shares of Ciena in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. MKM Partners upped their price target on Ciena to $32.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $29.00 price target (up previously from $24.00) on shares of Ciena in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and twenty-two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $30.04.

In other news, SVP Scott Mcfeely sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.95, for a total value of $26,950.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, SVP Stephen B. Alexander sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, April 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.51, for a total value of $63,775.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 90,505 shares of company stock valued at $2,346,927 over the last 90 days. Company insiders own 1.38% of the company’s stock.

Ciena Company Profile

Ciena Corporation provides hardware, software, and services that support the transport, switching, aggregation, service delivery, and management of voice, video, and data traffic on communications networks worldwide. The company's Networking Platforms segment offers hardware networking solutions optimized for the convergence of coherent optical transport, optical transport network switching, and packet switching.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Ciena (NYSE:CIEN)

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

The pace of innovation in the technology industry never slows down, and even the largest companies have to reinvent themselves continually in order to keep up. Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) have been giants in the tech industry for decades, with Intel best known for its then-revolutionary PC processors and TI making the most popular scientific and technical calculators in the business.

Both companies now emphasize much different areas, taking advantage of new trends to hang on to their leadership roles. As the market starts to get choppier, investors want to know which of these stocks is a smarter pick right now. Let’s take a look at how Intel and Texas Instruments compare on some key metrics to see which deserves more of your attention.

Image source: Texas Instruments.

Valuation and stock performance

Both TI and Intel have been on an upswing lately, but Intel has earned the stronger returns over the past year. Since April 2018, Intel has generated returns of nearly 50%, compared to the still-impressive 33% gains for Texas Instruments stock.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Veeco Instruments Inc.(VECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the information technology sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) and Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO).

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
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    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol
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    VECO (NASDAQ:VECO) contributed 1.16% to the Fund’s quarterly return, nearly equaling AAN’s contribution in the quarter. VECO appreciated over 48% in the quarter due to an acceleration of orders for its key MOCVD tools. These tools are the main manufacturing equipment used to produce LEDs, whether they are for display screens or, increasingly, for lighting products. We estimate that VECO currently has roughly 80% global market share for MOCVD tools used to make LEDs.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
    AES Corp (NYSE: AES) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: ArQule Inc.(ARQL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) Director Ronald M. Lindsay acquired 23,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $2.67 per share, for a total transaction of $63,813.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 43,900 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $117,213. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    ArQule Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) dropped about 23% Friday, to post a new 52-week low of $1.13 after closing at $1.47 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.17. Volume was about 15 times the daily average of around 150,000 shares. The biopharmaceutical company said this morning that a phase 3 trial of a cancer drug did not meet the primary endpoint of improving overall survival.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities researchers at Needham & Company LLC in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. They currently have a $6.00 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock, up from their prior price target of $5.00. Needham & Company LLC’s price target suggests a potential upside of 134.38% from the company’s previous close.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: EPAM Systems, Inc.(EPAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Constant advances in technology require companies of all sizes to make efforts to keep up and take maximum advantage of new capabilities before competitors do. That puts companies like EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) in a great position, because the resulting demand for IT services is constant and growing. EPAM did a good job of fulfilling its potential for strong growth in 2017, and the IT services specialist has high hopes that 2018 will bring even more gains.

  • [By Anders Bylund, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    Read on to see why they pickedAllstate(NYSE:ALL),EPAM Systems(NYSE:EPAM), andUniversal Display(NASDAQ:OLED).

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Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.(UBNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) reported earnings for the third time since going public, and Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT) jumped after announcing higher sales and improving profits.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Monday, small cap Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ: UBNT) fell 7.89%after notorious short seller Andrew Left/Citron Research issued a report calling the stock a fraud, but shares were regainingsome of what was lost in early Tuesdaytrading. Ubiquiti Networkseliminates barriers to connectivity for under-networked enterprises, communities and consumers with its leading-edge platforms that connect hundreds of millions of people throughout the world. With over 60 million devices sold worldwide, through a network of over 100 distributors, to customers in more than 180 countries and territories,the Companyhas maintained an industry-leading financial profile by leveraging a unique business model to develop products that combine innovative technology with disruptive price-to-performance characteristics.Growth is supported by the Ubiquiti Community, a global grass-roots community of 4 million entrepreneurial operators and systems integrators who engage in thousands of forums.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q2 2017 earnings report formid cap network communication platform makerUbiquiti Networks Inc (NASDAQ: UBNT) is scheduled for after the market closes on Thursday (February 9). Ubiquiti Networkshas been in our SmallCap Network Elite Opportunity (SCN EO) portfolio as a M2M growth play with plenty of cash and very little debt. When we added the stock in November 2014, our SCN EO newsletternoted:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Ubiquiti Networks Inc.(NASDAQ:UBNT) were down 13.4% as of 1:30 p.m. EST Friday after the networking hardware company released mixed fiscal second-quarter 2017 results.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid cap network communication platform makerUbiquiti Networks Inc (NASDAQ: UBNT) reportedfiscal Q4 2017 earnings before the market opened with shares surging 16.56% when the market closed. Revenues increased 23% year-over-year and 4.7% sequentially to $228.6 million, primarily driven by continued strong demand for new product offerings across the Company’s product lines. Enterprise Technology revenues increased 49% year-over-year, primarily driven by continued adoption of the Company’s UniFi product family of access points, switches, gateways and IP cameras.Service Provider Technology revenues increased 5% year-over-year and 10% sequentially, primarily driven by the Company’s airMAX AC and airMAX AC Gen 2 product lines. GAAP Net Income was $60.7 million versus $57.7 million. Total cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2017 were $604.2 million versus $533.9 million as of March 31, 2017, representing an increase of over 13%.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: CIENA Corporation(CIEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) will report its most recent quarterly results Thursday morning. The consensus estimates call for EPS of $0.49 and $726.84 million in revenue. Shares closed at $23.87 on Friday, in a 52-week range of $18.94 to $27.98. The consensus price target is $30.77.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Earnings of note in the coming week include Analogic (ALOG) and Ascena Retail (ASNA) on Monday; Bojangles (BOJA) , H&R Block (HRB) , and Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) , Michaels (MIK) , and Urban Outfitters (URBN) on Tuesday; Ciena (CIEN) , Bankrate (RATE) , Express (EXPR) , Vera Bradley (VRA) , and Bob Evans Farms (BOBE) on Wednesday; El Pollo Loco (LOCO) , Hugo Boss (BOSSY) , Party City (PRTY) , Signet Jewelers (SIG) , and Verifone Systems (PAY) on Thursday; and Kirkland’s (KIRK) , and Vail Resorts (MTN) on Friday.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) is another tech company that saw insider selling last week. The president and CEO of the optical giant, Gary Smith, sold a reported 114,318 shares at $24.67 per share. The total for the trade was set at a solid $2,820,225. Shares closed last Friday at $24.41, in a 52-week range of $15.62 to $25.19. The consensus price target is $28.36.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    The reasons for the price drop could be a number of things, including increased competition, notably from Ciena(NYSE: CIEN). This was noted by CEO Thomas Fallon who, in the recent conference call, noted competitors may be trying to “buy” market share:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its position in Ciena by 169.5% during the third quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 4,217,455 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $92,657,000 after buying an additional 2,652,791 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC increased its position in Ciena by 431.6% during the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 2,477,957 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $51,864,000 after buying an additional 2,011,805 shares in the last quarter. Maverick Capital Ltd. purchased a new position in Ciena during the fourth quarter worth $50,962,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new position in Ciena during the fourth quarter worth $40,110,000. Finally, Rubric Capital Management LP purchased a new position in Ciena during the third quarter worth $33,373,000.

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Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Extreme Networks Inc.(EXTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

  • [By Azam Zariff]

    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR), a communication company, has been on a surge the past year. From the low of $2.32 to high of $8.11 in just over a year, this stock might continue to rise. Besides the strong financials, and positive acquisition news, EXTR current price is testing the high of $8.11 and once the price breaks above $8.11, we can expect the price to surge.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) fell 26 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.
    Caesarstone Ltd. (NASDAQ: CSTE) shares fell 12.5 percent to $16.15 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 results and lowered its FY18 sales forecast.
    MINDBODY, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) fell 11.7 percent to $38.65 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE: VSLR) fell 10 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 miss.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) shares fell 10 percent to $31.63 in pre-market trading after reporting a Q1 earnings miss at 28 cents per share, 5 cents below estimates.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) fell 7.7 percent to $49.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL) fell 6.1 percent to $22.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) fell 5.3 percent to $31.1604 in pre-market trading after announcing a 15 million share common stock secondary offering.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) shares fell 4.7 percent to $56 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat Q1 earnings

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Extreme Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) reported its fiscal third-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Tuesday. The company said that it had $0.16 in earnings per share (EPS) on $262 million in revenue, versus consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters of $0.21 in EPS on revenue of $268.32 million. In the same period of last year, it posted EPS of $0.10 and $148.66 million in revenue.

3 Strong Buy Takeover Targets in Tech

Wall Street is seeing a flurry of mergers right now. Tax cuts have freed up cash for deals, and the money is flowing. So which tech companies are likely to be snapped up next? Share prices can soar when a takeover deal is announced — meaning that there is big value in identifying takeover targets correctly.

Luckily Morgan Stanley put out a report identifying tech companies most likely to get acquired in the next 12 months. The bank noticed that acquisition intensity increased to 3.2% in Q1 from 2.5% in the previous quarter. “Our model, ALERT (Acquisition Likelihood Estimate Ranking Tool), combines stock characteristics, cohort membership, and data regarding offers to forecast probabilities that stocks receive tender offers in the coming 12 months,” revealed Brian Hayes, the firm’s global head of quantitative research.

I used TipRanks’ data to identify the most compelling stocks featured in Morgan Stanley’s report. These are the stocks with a notably bullish Street outlook and a ‘Strong Buy’ analyst consensus rating. The advantage of these three tech stocks is that they represent compelling investing opportunities- even if a takeover doesn’t materialize.

So with this in mind, let’s take a closer look now:

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‘Strong Buy’ Takeover Target: Ciena Corp (CIEN) Source: Shutterstock

Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN), is a tech stock focusing on telecommunications equipment. William Blair analyst Dmitry Netis likes the way the company is diversifying. He says new customers in new territories — such as Japan and South Korea — clearly show that Ciena has a leading product portfolio and market share gains.

He explains:

“We argue for a better multiple for Ciena shares due to higher quality earnings, above-market growth over the next three years, a leadership position in all segments of the optical market, improving operating margins and balance sheet, and strong free cash flows ($150 million-$200 million over each of the past two years).”

And don’t let a recent report that Ciena is seeing softness from AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) faze you. The report alleges that the carrier is re-allocating capital dollars away from packet networking. However, after speaking with CIEN management, top Jefferies analyst George Notter says he sees “nothing wrong” with AT&T’s fiber-to-cell tower plans. He advises investors to focus on the big picture and reiterated his Buy rating and $31 price target.

Overall, CIEN has 9 recent buy ratings from the Street and 1 hold rating. These analysts see the stock spiking an average of 20% to $31.

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‘Strong Buy’ Takeover Target: Lumentum Holdings (LITE)

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Shares in optical networking giant Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LITE) are popping right now. Sparked by a robust earnings report, shares have risen 19% in the last week. Now LITE has received another bullish call from Rosenblatt Securities’ Jun Zhang. He sees prices spiking a further 37% to $80 and sets out his analysis here:

“With the best yield rate and quality consistency, we think Lumentum will maintain its leading position in the Android market. This will give Lumentum the first mover advantage to secure design wins in tier 1 android OEMs.” And as far as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is concerned, Zhang writes: “We think Lumentum has 100% of the initial market share in the new iPhone dot projector.” This is the infrared technology Apple uses for facial recognition.

Plus, he is optimistic about the outcome of LITE’s Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ:OCLR) takeover — and the cost synergies that should materialize. The deal has run into some hiccups due to the loss of a key OCLR customer (Chinese hardware firm ZTE Corp.), but ultimately “Lumentum’s acquisition of Oclaro could allow LITE to become more competitive in both the 100G and 400G long haul transmission market.”

For the quarter, Lumentum reported revenues of $298.8 million (up 16.8% year-over-year), easily beating consensus estimates of $292.3 million. Meanwhile, EPS came in at $0.78 (+59.2% YoY) — again flying past consensus estimates of $0.71.

As you can see from this screenshot, eight top analysts have published buy ratings on LITE in the last three months. They see big upside potential of 43% from current levels.

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‘Strong Buy’ Takeover Target: Twilio (TWLO) Twilio Inc (TWLO) Needs More Than Just Strong Revenue Growth Source: Web Summit Via Flickr

Cloud communications pioneer Twilio Inc (NYSE:TWLO) wants to ‘fuel the future of communications’. After going public in June 2016 at $15/share, prices surged to $71. But a 7-million secondary share offering saw the stock plummet just as fast. And on the shock loss of major customer Uber, shares sunk to just $23.

Now TWLO is on a roll again. In the last three months, prices climbed almost 85% to $44. So what does all this mean? Well word on the Street is decidedly bullish. Ahead of Twilio’s Q1 earning results on May 8, Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan ramps up his price target from $38 to $45.

“Strong stock performance YTD suggests that investor sentiment is shifting as investors better appreciate Twilio’s growth opportunity and strong competitive position” writes Horan. Looking forward: “We remain bullish and expect another quarter of strong customer additions and robust expansion of existing customers (ex. Uber). And while gross margin could fall QoQ in 1Q18, we see potential improvement later as Application Services contribution increases.”

In total, this ‘Strong Buy’ stock boasts 7 recent buy ratings vs just 1 hold ratings. On average these analysts see 6% upside potential from current levels. However, on the high-end Monness’s $60 price target from Brian White suggests much more appealing upside of 39%. He is very bullish on the company’s huge growth potential in a $45.4 billion market (based on estimates from IDC). Twilio currently has a US market cap of $3.59 billion.
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