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Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2021

Shares of Spirit of Texas Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:STXB) have been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation. Spirit of Texas Bancshares’ rating score has improved by 50% in the last 90 days as a result of a number of analysts’ upgrades and downgrades.

Brokerages have set a 12-month consensus price objective of $27.00 for the company, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Spirit of Texas Bancshares an industry rank of 65 out of 255 based on the ratings given to related companies.

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Several brokerages recently issued reports on STXB. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Spirit of Texas Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, September 4th. Stephens reissued a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price objective on shares of Spirit of Texas Bancshares in a report on Wednesday, July 25th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods began coverage on shares of Spirit of Texas Bancshares in a report on Tuesday, May 29th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $25.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies began coverage on shares of Spirit of Texas Bancshares in a report on Tuesday, May 29th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2021: RadNet, Inc.(RDNT)

RadNet, Inc., incorporated on June 19, 2008, is a provider of freestanding, fixed-site outpatient diagnostic imaging services in the United States. The Company operates directly or indirectly through joint ventures with hospitals, approximately 300 centers located in California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. Its centers provide physicians with imaging capabilities to facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders. Its services include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), nuclear medicine, mammography, ultrasound, diagnostic radiology (X-ray), fluoroscopy and other related procedures. The Company operates approximately 140 fixed-site, freestanding outpatient diagnostic imaging facilities in California, over 10 in Delaware, three in Florida, 50 in Maryland, 20 in New Jersey, 20 in the Rochester and Hudson Valley areas of New York, approximately 40 in New York City, as well as five in Rhode Island.

In addition to imaging services, the Company’s subsidiary, eRAD, Inc., develops and sells computerized systems for the imaging industry, including Picture Archiving Communications Systems (PACS). Imaging On Call LLC, a subsidiary of the Company, provides teleradiology services for remote interpretation of images on behalf of radiology groups, hospitals and imaging center customers. The Company has approximately 230 MRI systems; 140 CT systems; 50 PET or combination over PET/CT systems; 50 nuclear medicine systems; 390 X-ray systems; 500 ultrasound systems; 260 mammography systems, and over 100 fluoroscopy systems in operation.

The Company competes with Alliance Healthcare Services, Inc. and Diagnostic Imaging Group.

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  • [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.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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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.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2021: CNA Financial Corporation(CNA)

CNA Financial Corporation (CNAF) was incorporated in 1967 and is an insurance holding company. Collectively, CNAF and its subsidiaries are referred to as CNA or the Company. References to “CNA,” “the Company,” “we,” “our,” “us” or like terms refer to the business of CNAF and its subsidiaries. CNA’s property and casualty and remaining life and group insurance operations are primarily conducted by Continental Casualty Company (CCC), The Continental Insurance Company, Western Surety Company, CNA Insurance Company Limited and Hardy Underwriting Bermuda Limited and its subsidiaries (Hardy). Loews Corporation (Loews) owned approximately 90% of our outstanding common stock as of December 31, 2015. On August 1, 2014, we completed the sale of the common stock of Continental Assurance Company (CAC). Our insurance products primarily include commercial property and casualty coverages, including surety.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Berenberg Bank cut shares of Centrica (LON:CNA) to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday. Berenberg Bank currently has GBX 140 ($1.83) price target on the integrated energy company’s stock, down from their prior price target of GBX 155 ($2.03).

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cna Financial Corp (NYSE:CNA)’s share price hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $43.80 and last traded at $44.18, with a volume of 7754 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $45.11.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Barings LLC reduced its position in shares of Cna Financial Corp (NYSE:CNA) by 32.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 8,400 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 4,100 shares during the period. Barings LLC’s holdings in Cna Financial were worth $384,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2021: Caleres, Inc.(CAL)

Caleres, Inc., originally founded as Brown Shoe Company, Inc. in 1878 and incorporated in 1913, is a global footwear retailer and wholesaler with annual net sales of $2.6 billion. In May 2015, the shareholders of Brown Shoe Company, Inc. approved a rebranding initiative that changed the name of the company to Caleres, Inc. (the “Company”). Current activities include the operation of retail shoe stores and e-commerce websites as well as the design, sourcing and marketing of footwear for women and men. Our business is seasonal in nature due to consumer spending patterns, with higher back-to-school and Christmas season sales. Traditionally, the third fiscal quarter accounts for a substantial portion of our earnings for the year.
During 2015, categories of our consolidated net sales were approximately 63% women’s footwear, 23% men’s footwear, 9% children’s footwear and 5% accessories. This composition has remained relatively constant over the past few years.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Caleres Inc (NYSE:CAL) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, March 14th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, March 26th will be given a dividend of 0.07 per share by the textile maker on Tuesday, April 9th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.03%.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    The impending disappearance of Payless ShoeSource from the U.S. retail landscape represents an opportunity for rivals to snap up its customers. The two biggest winners are likely to be DSW (NYSE:DSW) and Caleres (NYSE:CAL).

Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2021: iShares Intermediate Credit Bond (CIU)

iShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF, formerly iShares Barclays Intermediate Credit Bond Fund (the Fund), is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund is an exchange traded fund. The Fund seeks results, which correspond to the price and yield performance, before fees and expense, of the investment grade credit sector of the United States bond market as defined by the Barclays U.S. Intermediate Credit Bond Index (the Index). The Index measures the performance of investment grade corporate debt and sovereign, supranational, local authority and non- United States agency bonds, which are the United States dollar denominated and have a remaining maturity of greater than or equal to one year and less than 10 years. The Fund’s investments include industrial, financial institution, supranational, utility, agencies, sovereign, financial, local authorities and S-T Securities. BlackRock Fund Advisors acts as investment adviser of the Fund.
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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sei Investments Co. lowered its position in iShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF (NASDAQ:CIU) by 44.0% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,507 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,185 shares during the quarter. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in iShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF were worth $160,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Allianz Investment Management LLCiShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond (LQD) – 3,271,938 shares, 72.31% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 54.10%SPDR Portfolio Intermediate Term Corporate Bond (SPIB) – 2,000,000 shares, 12.63% of the total portfolio. New PositioniShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF (CIU) – 618,046 shares, 12.48% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 757.25%Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH) – 88,000 shares, 1.3% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 35.38%iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF (CSJ) – 65,470 shares, 1.28% of the total portfolio. New Purchase: SPDR

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of ARKANSAS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=ARKANSAS+FINANCIAL+GROUP%2C+INC.

    These are the top 5 holdings of ARKANSAS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) – 239,571 shares, 25.69% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.73%iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH) – 277,760 shares, 23.14% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.52%iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF (CSJ) – 400,939 shares, 18.49% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 1.16%iShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF (CIU) – 229,423 shares, 10.93% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 5.93%Vanguard Mid-Cap (VO) – 82,652 shares, 5.66% of the total p

Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2021: America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V.(AMOV)

Am茅rica M贸vil, S.A.B. de C.V. (“Am茅rica M贸vil” or the “Company”) is a sociedad an贸nima burs谩til de capital variable organized under the laws of Mexico. We were established in September 2000 when Tel茅fonos de M茅xico, S.A.B. de C.V. (“Telmex”), a fixed-line Mexican telecommunications operator privatized in 1990, spun off to us its wireless operations in Mexico and other countries. We have made significant acquisitions throughout Latin America, the United States, the Caribbean and Europe, and we have also expanded our businesses organically. During 2010, we acquired control of Telmex and Telmex Internacional, S.A.B. de C.V. (currently, Telmex Internacional, S.A. de C.V., or “Telmex Internacional”) in a series of public tender offers. We continue to look for other investment opportunities in telecommunication companies worldwide, including in markets where we are already present, and we often have several possible acquisitions under consideration.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about America Movil SAB de CV ADR Class A (NYSE:AMOV) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. America Movil SAB de CV ADR Class A earned a coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 47.3307585784002 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2021: ePlus Inc.(PLUS)

ePlus inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in selling, leasing, financing, and managing information technology (IT) and other assets in the United States. Its Technology Sales segment involves in the direct marketing of IT equipment and third-party software solutions of Cisco Systems, HP, VMWare, NetApp, IBM, and Microsoft; and the provision of proprietary software for enterprise supply management, including order-entry and order-management, procurement, spend management, asset management, document management, distribution, and electronic catalog content management software and services. This segment also provides professional technology services in the areas of data center, storage, security, cloud enablement, and IT infrastructure that cover Internet telephony and communications, collaboration, cloud computing, virtual desktop infrastructure, network design and implementation, storage, security, virtualization, business continuity, visual communications, audio/visual technologies, maintenance, and implementation services. The company?s Financing segment offers a range of leasing and financing options for IT and capital assets, such as computers, associated accessories and software, communication-related equipment, medical equipment, industrial machinery and equipment, office furniture and general office equipment, transportation equipment, and other general business equipment. It also leases and finances equipment, as well as supplies software and services directly and through relationships with vendors and equipment manufacturers. ePlus sells its products primarily through direct sales force, inside sales representatives, and business development associates to commercial customers; federal, state, and local governments; K-12 schools; and higher education institutions. The company was formerly known as MLC Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to ePlus inc. in 1999. ePlus was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas decreased its position in ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) by 36.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 3,093 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 1,754 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in ePlus were worth $240,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. reduced its stake in ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) by 1.1% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 116,594 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 1,335 shares during the period. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc.’s holdings in ePlus were worth $9,059,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now

Whether you have an index fund, an actively managed portfolio or a tactical portfolio, for the past year or so, your portfolio probably has been doing so-so. Not performing poorly, but not doing great either. The portfolios of most investors arent crashing; they are sort of running in place.

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But we have witnessed huge rallies in recent weeks. And also huge declines. So whats going on?

To start with, the markets peaked about a year ago. Since then, investors have been on a volatile rollercoaster that has a downward bias.

The Dow Jones industrial average peaked at 18,351 a year ago and has had two major declines since then. Each recovery rally has not been able to surpass the peak.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(ICPT)

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  • [By Sean Williams, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    With this in mind, we picked the brains of three Motley Fool investors to gauge what biotech stock they believe investors should consider buying right now. Topping the list were mid-caps Intercept Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ICPT) and Xencor (NASDAQ:XNCR), as well as biotech blue-chip Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG).

  • [By Sean Williams]

    As you can see, there’s a lot of excitement in the NASH space at the moment, and plenty of big drug stocks are itching to add a promising NASH drug to their product pipelines. But one name that continues to be left out in the cold is Intercept Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ICPT).

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: The Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc.(CUBA)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc. common stock (NASDAQ:CUBA) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc. common stock earned a news sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the investment management company an impact score of 48.5554072096128 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Fiserv, Inc.(FISV)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $74.61 and last traded at $74.25, with a volume of 72911 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $73.51.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. trimmed its stake in Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) by 22.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 40,589 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 11,568 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Fiserv were worth $2,879,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $76.14 and last traded at $74.93, with a volume of 49348 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $75.96.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) was upgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report released on Friday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC bought a new stake in Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ:FISV) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 3,586 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $256,000.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: iShares Intermediate Credit Bond (CIU)

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    For the details of ARKANSAS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=ARKANSAS+FINANCIAL+GROUP%2C+INC.

    These are the top 5 holdings of ARKANSAS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) – 239,571 shares, 25.69% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.73%iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH) – 277,760 shares, 23.14% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.52%iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF (CSJ) – 400,939 shares, 18.49% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 1.16%iShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF (CIU) – 229,423 shares, 10.93% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 5.93%Vanguard Mid-Cap (VO) – 82,652 shares, 5.66% of the total p

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

    These are the top 5 holdings of Allianz Investment Management LLCiShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond (LQD) – 3,271,938 shares, 72.31% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 54.10%SPDR Portfolio Intermediate Term Corporate Bond (SPIB) – 2,000,000 shares, 12.63% of the total portfolio. New PositioniShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF (CIU) – 618,046 shares, 12.48% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 757.25%Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH) – 88,000 shares, 1.3% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 35.38%iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF (CSJ) – 65,470 shares, 1.28% of the total portfolio. New Purchase: SPDR

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SNDX)

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNDX) was down, falling around 21 percent to $8.76 after the company issued updated results from Phase 2 ENCORE trial of entinostat in combo with KEYTRUDA.

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    Syndax (SNDX) is developing entinostat, a Class I HDAC inhibitor, for the treatment of solid tumors. Shares popped recently following the release of Syndax’s first quarter earnings results, but a bigger catalyst on the horizon is the upcoming ASCO oncology conference in June. Syndax is due to present updated data from the ENCORE-601 Phase 2 trial in melanoma and lung cancer.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now

How to play the turnaround in the Brazilian economy

Investing in emerging markets always has a heightened amount of risk associated with it. However, large and mid-cap stocks can help mitigate the heightened amount of risk. This is why I believe that the iShares MSCI Brazil Index (EWZ) is the safest way to play the turnaround in the Brazilian economy. The MSCI Brazil 25/50 Index is designed to measure the performance of the large and mid cap segments of the Brazilian market. As of February 1st, 2018 EWZ had the following sector weightings in its portfolio:

A rebounding economy and an uptick in commodity prices bode well for the fund’s top holdings.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Carnival Corporation(CCL)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Carnival (NYSE: CCL) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Water transportation” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Carnival to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL) fiscal first-quarter report is scheduled for Thursday. The consensus forecast is $0.43 in EPS on $4.11 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $66.91 apiece. The consensus price target is $76.94, and the 52-week range is $57.09 to $72.70.

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    How about individual stories? Tuesday I was pleasantly surprised by the commentary on both the Darden (DRI) and Carnival (CCL) calls. Weekend dining and lunch were very strong for Darden, parent of Olive Garden, even though CEO Gene Lee acknowledged that it’s competing against “new necessities today, whether smartphones, whether it’s your cable bill, your Netflix bill. I mean, they have increased significantly over the years.” Hmm, is there any wonder why takeout pizza is so strong? Makes me want to buy both Darden and Domino’s (DPZ) .

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL) fiscal fourth-quarter results are scheduled for Tuesday morning. The consensus estimates are calling for $0.51 in earnings per share (EPS) and $4.15 billion in revenue. The shares were last seen trading at $65.95. The consensus price target is $72.98, and the 52-week trading range is $50.77 to $69.89.

  • [By Diane Alter]

    At $28.66, SNE shares were up 0.28% in morning trading.

    CES Companies to Watch, No. 3: Carnival (NYSE: CCL)

    Carnival Cruise Line (NYSE: CCL) announced Wednesday at CES 2017 that it will give passengers on board its ships high-tech wearable wristbands – which can also be worn as a pendant or necklace. The device can be used to unlock their room, purchase food, and to pay toplay games such as blackjack.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.(BBBY)

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) posted a new 52-week low of $27.99 on Wednesday, down about 1.1% from Tuesday’s closing price of $28.31. Volume totaled around 5.8 million shares, more than 50% higher than the daily average of around 3.6 million. The company had no news Wednesday, and the stock turned a corner, headed for a closing gain of around 2.7% for the day.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Pier 1 Imports underperforming potential peers such as mid caps Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY) and Williams-Sonoma, Inc (NYSE: WSM)plus smallcap Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc (NYSE: RH) all of whos performance has not been so good lately:

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    Amazon (AMZN) has its sights on Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) , according to TheStreet’s founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer.

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    Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) took a bath today, Cramer told viewers, and is likely beyond hope.

    The home-goods retailer posted a huge earnings miss, delivering just 53 cents a share when the analysts were expecting 66 cents a share. Making matters worse, the company also saw a 2% decline in same-store sales.

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    At the same time Wal-Mart is taking away its price-match policy, other retailers are offering it for the first time. Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT), Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBY), and Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) all offer price-match guarantees on their merchandise.

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    These earnings offset the horrible news from Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) , as that retailer continues its struggle against Amazon (AMZN) . Shares of Bed Bath plummeted 20% by the close.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Tucows Inc.(TCX)

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  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Online services veteran Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) reported first-quarter earnings last night, and the mixed results failed to impress investors. The stock fell as much as 9.4% Thursday morning before bouncing back to a smaller 6% drop.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) rose 12.1% in March 2017, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

    So what

    The provider of online business services and a budding bundle of mobile and fiber-optic communications products started March with a bang, announcing a brand-new $40 million share buyback program. For a company with a $476 million market cap at the time, that’s a pretty serious and shareholder-friendly commitment.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Sean Williams, and Maxx Chatsko]

    So, which stocks do we think are capable of delivering gains like that for shareholders who buy today? We asked a team of investors to weigh in, and they pickedSolarEdge Technologies(NASDAQ:SEDG),Proto Labs(NYSE:PRLB), and Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Centerra Gold Inc. (CAGDF)

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  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The top news of the month goes to Centerra Gold (OTCPK:CAGDF), which agreed to buy Aurico Metals (OTCPK:ARCTF) for C$1.80 in cash, a 38.5% premium, at a value of C$310 million ($243 million).

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Centerra Gold (OTCPK:CAGDF) bought out the previous owner of the Mt. Milligan Mine, Thompson Creek Metals, which really saved the asset for Royal Gold, as I explained in a past article. Mt. Milligan contributed $31.66 million of Royal Gold’s $106.9 million revenue this past quarter, or 29.6% of total revenue. I own shares of Centerra Gold, and I think Mt. Milligan is a strong asset that will contribute tons of cash flow for Royal Gold.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Amira Nature Foods Ltd(ANFI)

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  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Another earnings short-squeeze prospect is packaged specialty rice and other food products distributor Amira Nature Foods (ANFI), which is set to release numbers on next Monday after the market close. Wall Street analysts, on average, expect Amira Nature Foods to report revenue of $132.37 million on earnings of 32 cents per share.

    The current short interest as a percentage of the float for Amira Nature Foods is extremely high at 26.6%. That means that out of 17.70 million shares in the tradable float, 4.72 million shares are sold short by the bears. The bears have also been increasing their bets from the last reporting period by 8.2%, or by 356,000 shares. If the bears get caught pressing their bets into a bullish quarter, then shares of ANFI could easily rip sharply higher post-earnings as the shorts move fast to cover some of their trades.

    From a technical perspective, ANFI is currently trending above its 200-day moving average and just below its 50-day moving average, which is neutral trendwise. This stock just recently bounced higher off some near-term support at $15.25 a share. That bounce is starting to push shares of ANFI within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade post-earnings.

    If you’re bullish on ANFI, then I would wait until after its report and look for long-biased trades if this stock manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $17 to $17.98 a share and then above more resistance at $18.52 a share with high volume. Look for volume on that move that registers near or above its three-month average action of 174,102 shares. If that breakout develops post-earnings, then ANFI will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $19.86 to $20.29 a share, or even its 52-week high at $25 a share.

    I would simply avoid ANFI or look for short-biased trades if after earnings it fails to trigger that breakout and then drops back below some key near-term supp

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Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    GenMark Diagnostics, Inc (NASDAQ: GNMK) shares shot up 20 percent to $10.54. Cowen & Co. upgraded GenMark Diagnostics from Market Perform to Outperform.

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  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

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  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    A recently updated map from HowMuch.net ranking the world’s most valuable brands by country in 2017 shows that Apple Inc. (AAPL) lost its spot as the US’s most valuable brand. Of these, the top 10 most valuable brands with shares or ADRs traded in the US are:

    US-based search engine and Google parent Alphabet Inc (GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Swiss food giant Nestle (OTCPK:NSRGF) Korea’s Samsung Electronics (OTC:SSNLF) – part of a larger group of Samsung brands China’s (and the world’s) largest bank ICBC (OTCPK:IDCBF) Japanese automaker Toyota (TM) Irish medical equipment maker Medtronic (MDT) Royal Dutch Shell, the oil company (RDS.A) Royal Bank of Canada (RY) Spanish bank Santander (SAN), and Hong Kong-based insurer AIA (OTCPK:AAGIY)

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

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