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Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019

Shares of Morgan Stanley (MS) are lower this morning despite earnings that JMP’s Devin Ryan calls “solid.” He explains:

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First look: solid 1Q16 results for Morgan Stanley when considering the backdrop; reiterate our Market Outperform rating and $36 price target. Morgan Stanley reported 1Q16 EPS of $0.55, well ahead of consensus of $0.46 and our estimate of $0.42. The outperformance came on both revenues (3% above) and expenses (2% below) in what was a pretty clean quarter, in our view. With respect to revenues, Institutional Securities were 7.5% above our estimate, primarily driven by better FIC trading (still down 54% YOY, but outperformed recent commentary from management, which potentially suggests a better revenue backdrop into quarter end). Investment Management revenues were also a bit better, offset by slightly softer GWM revenues as commissions appeared impacted by more muted retail engagement and three fewer trading days than the December quarter. Expenses outperformed across the board with a slightly lower comp ratio of 47.3% (vs. our 48% estimate) while non-comps were 7.5% below. Expenses appear clean in the quarter with little litigation impact. In aggregate, while the bar was lowered throughout the quarter, we are pleased with the result amidst the challenging operating backdrop…We will revisit our estimates following managements call, but reiterate our Market Outperform rating and $36 price target. Our price target assumes that the company will trade at ~0.95x our forward book value estimate (~10.5x forward earnings one year from now), which we believe is justified given our ~9% 2017 ROE estimate.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch 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.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Magyar Bancorp Inc.(MGYR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Magyar Bancorp (NASDAQ:MGYR) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Magyar Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 48.0770691063571 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.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: BioLineRx Ltd.(BLRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.97 per share on revenue of $2.91 billion.
    Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $3.95 billion.
    The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $8.47 billion.
    AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $13.01 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE: DY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $734.86 million.
    Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $425.42 million.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $124.17 million.
    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.93 per share on revenue of $715.15 million.
    Radcom Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDCM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $718.59 million.
    Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $718.96 million.
    CYREN Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYRN) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $7.72 million.
    Ferroglobe PLC (NYSE: GSM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $559.15 million.
    Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited (NYSE: RDY) is estimated to report earnings for its fourth quarter.
    BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ: BLRX) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share.
    Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $1.58 billion.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares climbed 31.68 percent to close at $7.19 on Wednesday. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares gained 24.15 percent to close at $3.29. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) shares surged 24 percent to close at $6.82.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 20.25 percent to close at $4.87.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) shares surged 18.42 percent to close at $22.50
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 16.15 percent to close at $83.34. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTIE) shares jumped 16.07 percent to close at $10.62.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) rose 16.04 percent to close at $14.11.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) gained 14.88 percent to close at $6.33.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) rose 13.96 percent to close at $5.55.
    Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) jumped 13.88 percent to close at $67.27 on Wednesday.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) jumped 12.59 percent to close at $11.98 after reporting Q1 results.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) rose 12.01 percent to close at $5.13.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) gained 11.93 percent to close at $3.19.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) climbed 11.66 percent to close at $24.52 on Wednesday after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) rose 10.83 percent to close at $33.17 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter and lifted guidance.
    ChemoCentryx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCXI) gained 9.36 percent to close at $12.50. Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on ChemoCentryx with a Buy rating.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX)
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares jumped 26.5 percent to $6.9042. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares climbed 17.4 percent to $3.11. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BDL) shares jumped 17 percent to $27.97 following Q2 results. Flanigan's Enterprises posted Q2 earnings of $0.75 per share on sales of $29.456 million.
    Borqs Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRQS) rose 15.8 percent to $8.05 after reporting Q1 results.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) jumped 15.3 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 15.1 percent to $6.33.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) rose 13.8 percent to $6.27.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) gained 12.8 percent to $5.98. H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Enphase Energy with a Buy rating.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares surged 12.1 percent to $21.68 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) climbed 11.6 percent to $2.399.
    Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: AHPI) surged 11.4 percent to $3.0643.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) gained 11.1 percent to $24.40 after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) rose 10.9 percent to $3.16.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) gained 10.1 percent to $11.71 after reporting Q1 results.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) climbed 7.9 percent to $2.61 following Q2 results.
    The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKS) gained 7.6 percent to $2.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX) rose 7.3 percent to $0.8798 after the company was granted a patent approval. The clinical-st

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation(COG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its position in Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG) by 8.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 550,867 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after buying an additional 44,335 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company’s holdings in Cabot Oil & Gas were worth $13,210,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. acquired a new stake in shares of Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 1,293,691 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $31,023,000.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Entergy Louisiana, Inc.(ELA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Elastos (CURRENCY:ELA) traded down 2.3% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on June 19th. Elastos has a market capitalization of $150.76 million and approximately $6.03 million worth of Elastos was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Elastos has traded 6.9% lower against the dollar. One Elastos coin can currently be bought for $28.91 or 0.00428971 BTC on major exchanges including Huobi and BCEX.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: La-Z-Boy Incorporated(LZB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: ORCL, FDX, GME
    Oracle Corp.(NYSE: ORCL) will lead a slim roster of earnings reports on Tuesday. Wall Street anticipates that the cloud computing giant will report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.94 on top of $11.20 billion in revenue. FedEx Corp.(NYSE: FDX) will report earnings after the bell. Wall Street anticipates that the shipping giant will report EPS of $5.71 on top of $17.19 billion in revenue. But forget the earnings report. As we noted this week, a major standoff is about to push FDX stock through the roof. Learn more about this huge profit potential. Shares of GameStop Corp.(NYSE: GME) will look to continue their momentum thanks to buyout interest. Multiple media outlets report that private equity companies are exploring potential deals that would take the video game retailer private in the near future. Shares of the Texas-based firm gained nearly 9% yesterday. According to Reuters, Sycamore Partners is one of the firms interested in a potential takeover. Look for an additional earnings report from La-Z-Boy Inc. (NYSE: LZB). The average analyst projection calls for EPS of $0.64 on top of $426.75 million in revenue.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Tarena International, Inc.(TEDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tarena International (NASDAQ: TEDU) and TAL Education (NYSE:TAL) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tarena International (NASDAQ: TEDU) and Aspen Group (NASDAQ:ASPU) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Credit Suisse Group cut shares of Tarena International (NASDAQ:TEDU) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a report published on Thursday morning, Marketbeat reports.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    K12 (NYSE: LRN) and Tarena International (NASDAQ:TEDU) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday was a calm day on Wall Street, with several major benchmarks posting modest gains while others stayed closer to the unchanged mark. Market participants generally seemed ready to take a pause in trends over the past several days, as crude oil prices bounced back from their recent drop to climb above $65 per barrel while interest rates eased slightly lower. Yet despite a resilient market that largely avoided most downward pressure, some individual stocks weren’t as lucky. Carnival (NYSE:CCL) (NYSE:CUK), Tarena International (NASDAQ:TEDU), and Genesco (NYSE:GCO) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Tarena International Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ:TEDU) plummeted 22.1% on Tuesday after the China-based professional education services provider announced disappointing first-quarter 2018 results.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cincinnati Financial Corporation(CINF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Swiss National Bank lowered its holdings in Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) by 13.6% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 498,032 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 78,400 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Cincinnati Financial were worth $36,984,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new stake in shares of Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 7,604 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $565,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    WealthPLAN Partners LLC grew its holdings in Cincinnati Financial Co. (NASDAQ:CINF) by 45.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 33,842 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,584 shares during the quarter. WealthPLAN Partners LLC’s holdings in Cincinnati Financial were worth $2,513,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    James River Group (NASDAQ: JRVR) and Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Illinois Tool Works Inc.(ITW)

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    Illinois Tools Works (ITW) shares fell after the company’s earnings report, but Cramer and the AAP team see it as an opportunity to buy more shares. Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

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    Illinois Tools Works (ITW) shares fell after the company’s earnings report, but Cramer and the AAP team see it as an opportunity to buy more shares. Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Millennium Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) by 786.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 427,605 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 379,356 shares during the quarter. Millennium Management LLC’s holdings in Illinois Tool Works were worth $66,989,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: National Oilwell Varco, Inc.(NOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Zacks]

    On the news front, U.S. supermajor Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) gave its go-ahead to the $5.1 billion second stage of its massive Gorgon LNG project in Western Australia, while oilfield service providers McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) and National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV) provided first-quarter operational updates.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The price of Bitcoin faced more pressure over the weekend. The downturn came on news that several major banks have banned the purchasing of Bitcoin with credit cards. Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), and Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) have all banned cryptocurrency purchases since Friday. This means that the top five credit card issuers have now halted the practice. Bitcoin sat at $7,773 this morning.
    Janet Yellen is officially out of the Federal Reserve and will be heading to the Brookings Institution. Today, Jerome Powell will begin his first term at the helm of the U.S. central bank. Powell takes over at an interesting time for the U.S. economy. The central bank is expected to raise interest rates three times in 2017. In addition, Powell must manage a $4.5 trillion balance sheet that the Fed built up in the wake of last decade’s financial crisis.
    Gold prices saw a slight gain in pre-market hours. But those gains could surge as markets continue to face questions about inflation and a weaker U.S. dollar. Gold prices saw one of their biggest one-day declines in two months on Friday. Investors are looking at this as a solid entry point given price expectations from Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth. Peter expects that gold prices will reach $1,400 by the end of June and rise to as high as $1,500 by December.
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    Crude oil prices slid in pre-market hours to a one-month low. TheWTI crude oil price todayfell 0.6%. Brent crude dropped 1.1%. Markets are growing increasingly fearful that rising U.S. production could spur an oversupply of the markets.
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    Shares of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) are off more than 8% this morning because the Fed has forced new sanctions on the bank that will limit its growth. The Fed’s consent order will see the bank change four members of its board of directors and

  • [By Jason Hall, Tyler Crowe, and John Bromels]

    According to three Motley Fool contributors, there are still ample opportunities to profit in the oil and gas segment as some left-behind subsectors start to catch up to the higher price trend. Three in particular that are well-positioned going forward areTransocean LTD(NYSE:RIG),National-Oilwell Varco, Inc.(NYSE:NOV), andDevon Energy Corp(NYSE:DVN).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Iowa State Bank lifted its stake in National Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV) by 9.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 18,546 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,589 shares during the quarter. Iowa State Bank’s holdings in National Oilwell Varco were worth $683,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Hot Stocks To Invest In 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. The fallout for Papa John’s pizza founder John Schnatter was swift Wednesday after he admitted to using a highly offensive racial slur during a May conference call, including his resignation from the University of Louisville board of trustees.

The pizza baron and self-made billionaire apologized for using the N-word after a report by Forbes magazine surfaced early Wednesday citing comments he made while discussing how to prevent future public relations fumbles with the company’s marketing contractor.

“News reports attributing the use of inappropriate and hurtful language to me during a media training session regarding race are true,” Schnatter said. “Regardless of the context, I apologize. Simply stated, racism has no place in our society.”

University of Louisville trustees Chairman J. David Grissom said in announcing the resignation that while Schnatter’s remarks were “inappropriate, (they) do not reflect his personal beliefs or values. No member of the board of trustees condones racism or insensitive language regardless of the setting.”

Hot Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation(COG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG) has a strong position in the Marcellus Shale, a low-cost region for natural gas production that puts the company’s break-even around $2.00 per mcf against spot prices around $2.80 per mcf. The company owns the rights to an additional 3,000 drilling locations within its undeveloped footprint which gives it the potential to increase output easily.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. acquired a new stake in shares of Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 1,293,691 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $31,023,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its position in Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG) by 8.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 550,867 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after buying an additional 44,335 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company’s holdings in Cabot Oil & Gas were worth $13,210,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Hot Stocks To Invest In 2019: AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ACRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) rose 32 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it achieved robust viral clearance for its manufacturing process.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) rose 17.7 percent to $3.03 in pre-market trading after an amended 13D filing from Steel Partners Holdings shows a raised stake in the company from 6.99 million shares to 29.98 million shares, or a 17.8 percent stake.
    AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRX) shares rose 12.7 percent to $3.55 in pre-market trading after the company announced the FDA acceptance of NDA for DSUVIA.
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) shares rose 11.7 percent to $54.95 in pre-market trading. after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 9.3 percent to $13.59 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 8.1 percent to $3.46 in pre-market trading after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) rose 8.1 percent to $52.35 in pre-market trading after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS) rose 8.1 percent to $5.65 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.30 percent on Wednesday.
    CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE: CVM) rose 6.1 percent to $3.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 9.51 percent on Wednesday.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 6 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting a loan deal for $40 million in term loans with Hercules Capital.
    Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) rose 5.6 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS) shares rose 5.2 percent to $2.42 in the pre-market trading session after falling 2.54 percent on Wednesday.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) shares surged 115.8 percent to $4.3591. Comstock reported conversion of the majority of its unsecured, short-term debt into non-convertible preferred equity.
    Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) jumped 38.2 percent to $3.0251 after the company disclosed that it achieved robust viral clearance for its manufacturing process.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) surged 26.7 percent to $61.40 after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) rose 18.9 percent to $2.58.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares gained 17.8 percent to $22.8009.
    The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) shares gained 17.5 percent to $21.07 after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.9 percent to $3.3613.
    Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) shares gained 15.5 percent to $3.35 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.
    AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) rose 15 percent to $7.65.
    nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) gained 14.5 percent to $34.27 following Q1 results.
    Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHV) rose 14.3 percent to $11.4303.
    Bilibili Inc.. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares climbed 13.9 percent to $14.16 after announcing Q1 results.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) gained 13.2 percent to $2.91 after an amended 13D filing from Steel Partners Holdings shows a raised stake in the company from 6.99 million shares to 29.98 million shares, or a 17.8 percent stake.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) gained 13.1

Hot Stocks To Invest In 2019: Newmont Mining Corporation(NEM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Barrick isn’t the only major miner that’s been focused on debt reduction. But it has been beating peers like Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM), Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC), and Goldcorp (NYSE:GG) on this front, in some cases by a very wide margin. Barrick estimates that the massive balance-sheet effort has saved it around $300 million a year in interest expenses. Long-term debt is now back down to around 30% of the miner’s capital structure.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE:NEM) EVP Elaine J. Dorward-King sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.47, for a total value of $112,410.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 111,831 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,190,307.57. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Comerica Bank lowered its holdings in shares of Newmont Mining Co. (NYSE:NEM) by 9.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 148,670 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 15,699 shares during the period. Comerica Bank’s holdings in Newmont Mining were worth $6,236,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado reduced its stake in Newmont Mining Co. (NYSE:NEM) by 4.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 92,218 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 4,795 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in Newmont Mining were worth $3,603,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) was raised to overweight from equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. Shares have traded over a 52-week range at $41.42 to $42.04. The consensus price target for the company is $44.47. The stock closed Monday at $38.57.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    If these reasons have you interested in adding gold mining stocks to your portfolio, a few top companies to consider are Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX), Randgold Resources (NASDAQ:GOLD), Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM), Freeport McMoran (NYSE:FCX) and Goldcorp (NYSE:GG). All five could benefit if gold prices rally, so let’s learn more about them.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now

During these busy times, it pays to stay on top of the latest profit opportunities, and today’s blog post is a great place to start.

After taking a close look at the latest data on institutional buying pressure and each company’s fundamental health, I decided to revise my Portfolio Grader recommendations for 113 big blue chips.

Chances are that you have at least one of these stocks in your portfolio, so you may want to give this list a skim and act accordingly.

This Week’s Ratings Changes:

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.(RHP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC reduced its position in shares of Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP) by 2.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 155,939 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 4,363 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC owned about 0.30% of Ryman Hospitality Properties worth $12,078,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks boosted their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Ryman Hospitality Properties in a research note issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. SunTrust Banks analyst P. Scholes now expects that the real estate investment trust will earn $1.80 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.74. SunTrust Banks has a “Outperform” rating and a $70.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Ryman Hospitality Properties’ Q3 2018 earnings at $1.18 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $1.44 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $2.10 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.42 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $2.13 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $7.09 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $80.07 and last traded at $79.93, with a volume of 191025 shares. The stock had previously closed at $79.56.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Press coverage about Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ryman Hospitality Properties earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.1274209271699 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: B2Gold Corp(BTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CIBC World Markets Inc. reduced its holdings in B2Gold Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:BTG) (TSE:BTO) by 10.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 572,525 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 64,714 shares during the period. CIBC World Markets Inc. owned approximately 0.06% of B2Gold worth $1,563,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Deutsche Bank reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of BTG (LON:BTG) in a report released on Wednesday.

    A number of other equities research analysts have also weighed in on BTG. Shore Capital upgraded BTG to a buy rating in a research report on Monday, March 26th. Peel Hunt restated a hold rating and set a GBX 700 ($9.32) price objective on shares of BTG in a research report on Wednesday, April 4th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their price objective on BTG from GBX 750 ($9.99) to GBX 680 ($9.05) and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, April 6th. Jefferies Financial Group boosted their price objective on BTG from GBX 775 ($10.32) to GBX 900 ($11.98) and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 15th. Finally, Numis Securities reiterated a buy rating and issued a GBX 840 ($11.18) price target on shares of BTG in a research report on Tuesday, May 15th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 745.83 ($9.93).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: LG Display Co., Ltd.(LPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of LG Display (NYSE:LPL) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    According to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, audio chip supplier Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ:CRUS) fell 10.2% lower in April including a 7% dip in three days as analysts pondered the future of Apple’s iPhone plans. Screen builder LG Display (NYSE:LPL) saw a 10.7% month-long dip, and memory chip giant Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) took an 11.8% haircut last month. For Apple’s own part, its share prices fell 7% in three days but recovered to post a 1.5% total dip for the month — slightly stronger than the broader market’s 2.6% decline.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    The same sources noted that if Apple ultimately opts to launch more than three iPhone models in 2019, it may be forced to continue using LCD displays in at least one model because of manufacturing bottlenecks. But assuming Apple moves forward with its OLED-centric plans, it’s likely it will continue sourcing OLED panels from Samsung Display — which currently serves as Apple’s sole OLED display provider — while enlisting LG Display (NYSE:LPL) as a secondary supplier.

  • [By ]

    LG Display (NYSE: LPL) is a leader in computer and television monitors with 36% of the global market in computer monitors, 29% of the TV display market, 21% of the notebook computer market and 28% of the market for tablet display.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: PCM, Inc.(PCMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the information technology shares gained 2.42 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI), up 17 percent, and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD), up 13 percent.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

    On Thursday, the information technology shares gained 2.23 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI), up 17 percent, and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD), up 14 percent.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PCM (NASDAQ: PCMI) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Catalog & mail-order houses” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare PCM to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday morning, the information technology shares gained 1.72 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI), up 17 percent, and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD), up 13 percent.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ICON plc(ICLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Icon
    Based in Ireland, this top company is offering investors a nice entry point. Icon PLC (NASDAQ: ICLR) is a global contract research organization (CRO) providing clinical development services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Icon Plc (NASDAQ:ICLR) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the thirteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, nine have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $127.20.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Senomyx (NASDAQ: SNMX) and ICON (NASDAQ:ICLR) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Icon Plc (NASDAQ:ICLR) – Stock analysts at KeyCorp increased their Q4 2018 earnings estimates for Icon in a research note issued on Sunday, June 17th. KeyCorp analyst D. Hooker now forecasts that the medical research company will earn $1.59 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.58. KeyCorp currently has a “Overweight” rating and a $152.00 price target on the stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Financial Gravity Wealth Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Icon Plc (NASDAQ:ICLR) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,524 shares of the medical research company’s stock, valued at approximately $179,000.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: AeroCentury Corp.(ACY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TheStreet downgraded shares of AeroCentury (NYSEAMERICAN:ACY) from a b rating to a c rating in a report issued on Wednesday morning.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AeroCentury from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Monday, February 12th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AeroCentury (NYSEAMERICAN:ACY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “AeroCentury Corp. was formed to acquire JetFleet Aircraft, L.P. and JetFleet Aircraft II, L.P., in a statutory merger. The company is an operating lessor and finance company which specializes in leasing used turboprop aircraft and engines. The company’s aircraft and engines are on lease to regional airlines and commercial users in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., South America and Europe. (PRESS RELEASE) “

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation(COG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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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    Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG) has a strong position in the Marcellus Shale, a low-cost region for natural gas production that puts the company’s break-even around $2.00 per mcf against spot prices around $2.80 per mcf. The company owns the rights to an additional 3,000 drilling locations within its undeveloped footprint which gives it the potential to increase output easily.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its position in Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG) by 8.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 550,867 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after buying an additional 44,335 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company’s holdings in Cabot Oil & Gas were worth $13,210,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Comerica Securities Inc. acquired a new stake in Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 103,688 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,486,000.

  • [By ]

    The hot list:

    Align Technology (ALGN) (+22% revenue growth estimate) Amazon (AMZN) (+22%) Autodesk (ADSK) (+27%) Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) (+34%) Concho Resources (CXO) (+30%) Facebook (FB) (+27%) Netflix (NFLX) (+25%) Pentair (PNR) (+22%) Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) (+22)

    “Firms with high revenue growth should outperform the S&P 500 during the next 12 months as the index climbs by 6% to our target of 2875,” says Kostin. 

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Vanguard Extended Market ETF (VXF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    MML Investors Services LLC lowered its position in shares of Vanguard Extended Market ETF (NYSEARCA:VXF) by 14.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 11,370 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,926 shares during the quarter. MML Investors Services LLC’s holdings in Vanguard Extended Market ETF were worth $1,268,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Vanguard Extended Market ETF (NYSEARCA:VXF) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, June 28th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Friday, June 29th will be given a dividend of 0.3704 per share on Tuesday, July 3rd. This represents a $1.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.26%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 28th. This is an increase from Vanguard Extended Market ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    A.R.T. Advisors LLC lowered its stake in Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN) by 19.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 150,664 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 36,036 shares during the period. A.R.T. Advisors LLC owned 0.06% of Wendys worth $2,644,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cannae (NYSE: CNNE) and Wendys (NASDAQ:WEN) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Matt Hogan]

    Growth within the industry is a bit lumpy, with limited-service restaurants, such as Wendys Co (NASDAQ: WEN) and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG), growing at 5.3 percent in 2017 as compared to 3.5 percent for casual dining establishments according to the National Restaurant Industry.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wendys (NASDAQ: WEN) and Empire Resorts (NASDAQ:NYNY) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hsbc Holdings PLC lowered its position in shares of Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN) by 91.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 27,590 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 299,154 shares during the quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC’s holdings in Wendys were worth $484,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) , Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) , Dunkin Brands (DNKN) and Wendy’s (WEN) .

    Cramer was bearish on Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) and Univar (UNVR) .

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Panhandle Royalty Company(PHX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about Panhandle Oil and Gas (NYSE:PHX) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Panhandle Oil and Gas earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 50.7768748674153 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Panhandle Oil and Gas (NYSE:PHX) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Panhandle Oil and Gas earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.1120655512436 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Panhandle Oil and Gas (NYSE:PHX) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now

What happened

Shares of natural gas fuel company Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ:CLNE) fell as much as 12.7% in trading Friday as oil prices continue to swing wildly on the market. Shares gained back some of their losses late in the day but were still down 8.7% at 3:25 p.m. EDT.

So what

Yesterday, fellow Fool Jason Hall highlighted how rising oil prices were helping push Clean Energy Fuels’ shares higher. That trade reversed course today with WTI crude oil prices down 2% to $65.68 and Brent crude oil down 1.1% to $76.69 as I’m writing.

Image source: Getty Images.

The truth is that a stock that’s risen as fast as Clean Energy Fuels is bound to pull back eventually. And shares are still trading at the same level as earlier this week.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation(COG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    The hot list:

    Align Technology (ALGN) (+22% revenue growth estimate) Amazon (AMZN) (+22%) Autodesk (ADSK) (+27%) Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) (+34%) Concho Resources (CXO) (+30%) Facebook (FB) (+27%) Netflix (NFLX) (+25%) Pentair (PNR) (+22%) Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) (+22)

    “Firms with high revenue growth should outperform the S&P 500 during the next 12 months as the index climbs by 6% to our target of 2875,” says Kostin. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. acquired a new stake in shares of Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 1,293,691 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $31,023,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Comerica Securities Inc. acquired a new stake in Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 103,688 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,486,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its position in Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG) by 8.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 550,867 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after buying an additional 44,335 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company’s holdings in Cabot Oil & Gas were worth $13,210,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [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

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Semgroup Corporation(SEMG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Barclays PLC grew its holdings in SemGroup Corp (NYSE:SEMG) by 32.4% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 20,779 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,090 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in SemGroup were worth $444,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    SemGroup (NYSE:SEMG) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

    Signet Jewelers (NYSE:SIG) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SemGroup (NYSE: SEMG) and Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SemGroup (NYSE: SEMG) and Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: RPX Corporation(RPXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Research Frontiers (NASDAQ: REFR) and RPX (NASDAQ:RPXC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    RPX (NASDAQ:RPXC) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Patent litigation abuse is a major problem in the tech industry, and policymakers have looked for ways to fight it. RPX (NASDAQ:RPXC) came up with a unique approach to patent protection involving purchases of various intellectual property to deter would-be plaintiffs from challenging ownership. Yet the market for those services hasn’t grown the way some had anticipated, and even after diversifying into legal discovery services, RPX saw little choice but to start pursuing strategic alternatives to come up with a future direction for its business.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC lifted its position in RPX Co. (NASDAQ:RPXC) by 32.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 787,377 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 192,430 shares during the period. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC owned about 1.58% of RPX worth $8,417,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018

Introduction

Several articles appeared in SA noting that Commerzbank AG (OTCPK:CRZBY, the ADR) could be an interesting M&A candidate. We agree with such thesis. The bank is being dramatically undervalued by the market. It is trading at half of its book value per share. In addition, its cash per share is more than ten times its current share price.

Obviously, the political conditions in Europe and the interest rates in the Eurozone are not helping the bank. Additionally, we believe that the EU may not be much interested in seeing mergers between banks. As compared to the US, the financial sector is highly consolidated.

In this article, we will provide all the good and bad reasons for executing a corporate transaction. Furthermore, we will develop several case scenarios. We will also explain how will they affect the share price.

Financial Valuations and Bank Reaction

Before we proceed further, have a look at the most significant financial stats of Commerzbank (source):

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018: TeleNav Inc.(TNAV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Telenav Inc (NASDAQ: TNAV) shares were also up, gaining 16 percent to $8.15 after the company reported the settlement of patent lawsuit. The company projects Q2 revenue of $51 million to $52 million and loss of $0.30 per share to $0.28 per share.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018: WGL Holdings Inc(WGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Brean Capital reported on Friday that it has upgraded natural gas utility company WGL Holdings Inc (WGL).

    The firm has raised its rating on WGL from “Hold” to “Buy,” and has given the company a $46 price target. This price target suggests a 12% increase from the stock’s current price of $40.62. The upgrade was primarily based on valuation and future investment opportunities.

    “Like many utilities in the gas LDC space, the shares of WGL Holdings have come off recent highs and are now trading at a level we consider attractive,” analyst Michael Gaugler comments. “Beyond valuation, we consider the recent announcement of conditional approval of Dominion’s Cove Point facility for LNG export as a positive development in terms of future investment opportunities, given the company’s one-third interest in the Commonwealth Pipeline project, which we believe will be revisited due to future increased demand.”

    WGL Holdings shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Friday. The stock has been mostly flat YTD.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018: athenahealth, Inc.(ATHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares shot up 18 percent to $149.16 after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Athenahealth Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares jumped on Monday after it was announced that Elliot Management wants to take the company private. This is an unsolicited bid and the company has yet to respond. Either way, shareholders should be happy.

  • [By ]

    Under a single-payer system, healthcare becomes a regulated utility much like electricity with just a few large, best-in-class players. Athenahealth (Nasdaq: ATHN) could combine with Walgreen Boots Alliance (NYSE: WBA). Maybe each monolith will cover a specific region like Southern Company (NYSE: SO) and Consolidated Edison (NYSE: ED).

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation(COG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG) has a strong position in the Marcellus Shale, a low-cost region for natural gas production that puts the company’s break-even around $2.00 per mcf against spot prices around $2.80 per mcf. The company owns the rights to an additional 3,000 drilling locations within its undeveloped footprint which gives it the potential to increase output easily.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: COG) is rated as a Hold with a new price target of $24. The EPS estimate has been cut from $0.60 to $0.47 for 2017, and the 2018 estimate has been increased from $0.70 to $1.19. Shares closed at $22.36 on Friday in a 52-week range of $19.77 to $25.74. The consensus 12-month price target is $28.72.

  • [By David Sterman]

    Take Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG(link is external)) as an example. As I noted earlier this month(link is external), Cabot’s current drilling plans are expected to lead to a big spike in output over the next few years. The company’s executives decided to plow ahead with development plans, even as rivals were retrenching. The fact that natural gas prices have risen more than 10% in the past three weeks simply underscores the wisdom of that strategy, and could lead to rising sales and profit estimates. 

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,224 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 92 call options.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Inflation, Lower Earnings, Or Both: How To Be Ready

Fears of a trade war have subsided, but recent economic releases may be showing it’s too late to avoid some of the pain.

Signs of inflation have already been creeping higher and price pressures for manufacturers might foreshadow a surge in consumer prices that could force the Fed to increase rates faster than expected.

The problem is that it may be a no-win situation for businesses and their investors. Passing costs on to consumers could slow sales and subsequent rate hikes could slow the economy. However, not passing costs on to consumers could decimate earnings.

There are only a few sectors and industries that could escape this lose-lose scenario.

These Two Problems Could Be Bigger Than A Trade War
While we may avoid a full-blown trade war, the prospect of one may have already caused an increase in prices. The Producer Price Index (PPI) measure of input costs has risen in six of the past eight months and import prices have recently jumped the most in six years.

That could be due in part to manufacturers rushing to order inputs ahead of tariffs, inadvertently driving up prices at suppliers.

One measure flashing red is delivery time, which indicates how long it takes vendors to get input products to manufacturers. The measure jumped to its highest point on record since 1968 and is giving input suppliers power to increase prices.

Annual increases in producer costs have been above 3% since 2016, but businesses have been reluctant to pass these increases on to consumers. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 2.35% in March, its highest rate in a year, and year-over-year growth could surge on comparison with last year’s summer drop in cellular pricing.

This is all setting up a move to inflation, lower earnings, or both — and the prospect of either looks like it is already weighing on business activity.

Six-month business activity outlook measured by the New York Fed plunged to 18.8 from 44.1 last month, its weakest since February 2016, and the Philly Fed measure of the same survey is also at its lowest since July 2017.

The most likely scenario is that we get a combination of higher prices and slowed earnings growth as businesses try to share the costs with consumers. A problem here is that not only does it decrease profit margin, but it also forces the Fed to stay vigilant on inflation, raising rates and potentially slowing overall economic growth.

Some notable economists have already been predicting the dual threat of rising prices and slower growth. Last year, Former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan told Bloomberg, “Stagflation is about to emerge. We are moving into a different phase of the economy, to a stagflation not seen since the 1970s.”

3 Groups For Safety And Pricing Power
I doubt we see the extremes of stagflation that have happened in the past but even if the worst is avoided, the trend is clearly to an environment of higher prices and subdued economic growth. Ahead of this environment, investors may want to reposition in sectors and industries with stronger pricing power that can share their costs with consumers.

Companies producing commodities have already started rallying on higher metals and energy prices. Prices for real assets like precious and industrial metals, oil and gas, and real estate are linked to inflation, though higher interest rates could weigh on property prices.

Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG) has a strong position in the Marcellus Shale, a low-cost region for natural gas production that puts the company’s break-even around $2.00 per mcf against spot prices around $2.80 per mcf. The company owns the rights to an additional 3,000 drilling locations within its undeveloped footprint which gives it the potential to increase output easily.

Cabot has been divesting non-core assets to become a pure-play natural gas producer. That’s left it with a very strong balance sheet with just $1.2 billion in debt and $480 million in cash. With operational cash flow of nearly $900 million a year, it’s been able to increase the dividend payout and re-authorize a share repurchase program.

Pharmaceuticals typically have strong pricing power and much of the rhetoric against the industry seems to have died out. An overhang of sales weakness in generics, public concern on pricing and heavy debt loads has kept the industry from benefiting from the broader market rally and some good deals can be found.

Allergan’s (NYSE: AGN) recent decision to back out of a bidding war for Shire (Nasdaq: SHPG) gives me new confidence in the company. While the acquisition could have given Allergan a diversified rare-disease portfolio of drugs, it would have meant a debt-binging acquisition and I’m always hesitant around the ‘winner’ of bidding wars.

Allergan has used the cash from its generics sale to Teva wisely with smaller acquisitions, share repurchases, and to pay down debt. The company now holds just $19.3 billion in net debt and generates almost $5 billion in free cash annually.

Allergan has one of the most diversified drug pipelines in the industry. Only two drugs, Botox and Restasis, account for more than 9% of sales. This helps to smooth revenue versus peers that must worry about sales growth when big blockbuster drugs come off patent.

Companies in the utilities sector could provide safety as price increases are often linked to increases in the CPI or other indexes. State regulated utilities have especially stable sales and benefit from no competition in their regulated markets.

The Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is quickly transforming itself from a mostly coal-generated utility to one powered by nuclear, natural gas, and other renewables. The company enjoys a state-regulated monopoly position in four states which together account for approximately 80% of earnings.

While regulatory approval on rates can slow earnings growth, it also means that capital spending and increased output is all but guaranteed to be profitable as long as the company maintains a return-on-investment hurdle for spending. Shares pay an attractive 5.1% yield and the company is investing heavily to increase earnings.

Risks To Consider: While some sectors would provide relative protection, levels of inflation and growth like those seen in the 1970s could decimate stocks and the bull market.

Action To Take: Position in companies within utilities, pharmaceuticals and energy with stronger pricing power and relatively stable sales against the trend to higher producer prices and a sluggish economy.

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Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now

One of the richest men in China has made a big bet on an icon of Europe’s automotive industry.

Li Shufu, the billionaire chairman of Chinese car maker Geely (GELYF), invested about $9 billion buying a stake of almost 10% in Daimler (DDAIF), making him the biggest single shareholder in the owner of Mercedes Benz.

Li, who’s estimated to be worth around $18 billion, has said he’s not interested in a takeover of Daimler. It’s unclear exactly what he’s after with such a big investment, but he dropped a big hint that the German company’s engineering is central to his vision.

“In order to succeed and seize the technology highland, one has to have friends, partners, and alliances and adapt a new way of thinking in terms of sharing and united strength,” Li said in a statement over the weekend.

Some analysts suggest Li wants to get his hands on Daimler’s clean energy technology. That could help boost Geely’s competitive position in China’s market for electric vehicles, which is already the world’s biggest.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Access National Corporation(ANCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, ourunder the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedshorting small cap Northern Virginia based bank holding stock Access National Corporation (NASDAQ: ANCX):

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation(COG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: COG) is rated as a Hold with a new price target of $24. The EPS estimate has been cut from $0.60 to $0.47 for 2017, and the 2018 estimate has been increased from $0.70 to $1.19. Shares closed at $22.36 on Friday in a 52-week range of $19.77 to $25.74. The consensus 12-month price target is $28.72.

  • [By David Sterman]

    Take Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG(link is external)) as an example. As I noted earlier this month(link is external), Cabot’s current drilling plans are expected to lead to a big spike in output over the next few years. The company’s executives decided to plow ahead with development plans, even as rivals were retrenching. The fact that natural gas prices have risen more than 10% in the past three weeks simply underscores the wisdom of that strategy, and could lead to rising sales and profit estimates. 

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hostess Brands, Inc. (TWNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    There was an IPO of sorts last week when Gores Holdings II raised $375 million with an offer of 37.5 million units at $10 per unit. The shares are listed on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol GSHTU. Gores Holdings I acquired Hostess Brands last year and completed an IPO in December for Hostess Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: TWNK).