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Best Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019

Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts may have been less disappointed about losing a bidding war with the Walt Disney Company for parts of Twenty-First Century Fox than he was about the aftermath.

“We found it was undervalued. We put in a price. Eventually, Disney offered more and we walked away,” Roberts, whose company owns NBCUniversal, which owns CNBC and CNBC.com, recounted to “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer in an interview.

But “one of [his] disappointments this year” was that “people then took that and made a narrative that said we didn’t love our core business when, in fact, our core business is having a renaissance,” Roberts said on Thursday.

Describing a Comcast that has “pivoted” from being a traditional cable and entertainment provider to a technology-focused monolith, Roberts — whose company is still in the throes of bidding on European cable giant Sky — said his focus has turned to innovation, content and connectivity.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Energizer Holdings, Inc.(ENR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares jumped 113.5 percent to $0.6737 after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares rose 35.34 percent to close at $3.32.
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    Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) gained 5.5 percent to $32.56. KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx from Sector Weight to Overweight.
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:
  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Great West Life Assurance Co. Can increased its position in shares of Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) by 2.1% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 209,651 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,282 shares during the quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can’s holdings in Energizer were worth $13,209,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Investors bought 1,550 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,225% compared to the typical daily volume of 117 call options.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de

Best Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (COTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cotiviti (COTV)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:COTV) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Group lowered their FY2018 earnings estimates for Cotiviti in a report issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. Jefferies Group analyst S. Dodge now expects that the business services provider will post earnings per share of $1.68 for the year, down from their previous estimate of $1.71. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Cotiviti’s FY2019 earnings at $1.87 EPS.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Cotiviti Holdings Inc. (NYSE:COTV) were up 10.2% as of 1:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday after Veritas Capital agreed to acquire the healthcare payment solutions company.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Magic Software Enterprises Ltd.(MGIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ:MGIC) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Thursday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ:MGIC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Monday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on MGIC. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Magic Software Enterprises from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. BidaskClub cut shares of Magic Software Enterprises from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, HC Wainwright set a $10.00 target price on shares of Magic Software Enterprises and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $9.81.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HC Wainwright set a $10.00 target price on Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ:MGIC) in a research note released on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the software maker’s stock.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Liberty Property Trust(LPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    DiamondRock Hospitality (NYSE:DRH) and Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Retirement Systems of Alabama lifted its position in Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) by 4.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 387,171 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 16,658 shares during the quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama’s holdings in Liberty Property Trust were worth $17,163,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Liberty Property Trust (LPT) Receives “Buy” Rating from SunTrust Banks (americanbankingnews.com) FY2019 Earnings Estimate for Liberty Property Trust (LPT) Issued By KeyCorp (americanbankingnews.com) $163.17 Million in Sales Expected for Liberty Property Trust (LPT) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Liberty Property Trust (LPT) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several research firms have recently issued reports on LPT. Sandler O’Neill set a $44.00 target price on shares of Liberty Property Trust and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 25th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Liberty Property Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 17th. Morgan Stanley lowered their target price on shares of Liberty Property Trust from $44.00 to $43.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, June 14th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on shares of Liberty Property Trust from $44.00 to $46.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Liberty Property Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 8th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $44.83.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Liberty Property Trust Announces Third Quarter 2018 Dividend (feeds.benzinga.com) Zacks: Brokerages Expect Liberty Property Trust (LPT) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $160.48 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Liberty Property's The Navy Yard Portfolio Now 99% Leased (finance.yahoo.com) Zacks: Analysts Expect Liberty Property Trust (LPT) Will Announce Earnings of $0.65 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) High Demand Keeps Liberty's Richmond, Norfolk Assets Occupied (finance.yahoo.com)

    Shares of LPT opened at $43.00 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $6.36 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.60, a PEG ratio of 2.73 and a beta of 0.61. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 1.76 and a quick ratio of 1.76. Liberty Property Trust has a twelve month low of $37.77 and a twelve month high of $45.40.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale lowered its position in shares of Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) by 11.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 12,176 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 1,608 shares during the period. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s holdings in Liberty Property Trust were worth $515,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Investing in retirement is vastly different from investing during your primary working years. You need to switch from a focus on growing your capital to a focus on protecting your capital and living off of it. That means generating income becomes an increasingly important part of the mix — but only if it doesn’t require material increases in risk. Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEMKT:BND), Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEMKT:VPU), and SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSEMKT:SDY) are three exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, that will help you invest the right way after you retire.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    APCM Wealth Management for Individuals cut its position in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND) by 2.9% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 350,510 shares of the company’s stock after selling 10,464 shares during the quarter. Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF makes up approximately 9.7% of APCM Wealth Management for Individuals’ portfolio, making the stock its 3rd biggest position. APCM Wealth Management for Individuals’ holdings in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF were worth $28,016,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fagan Associates Inc. lessened its holdings in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND) by 3.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 22,804 shares of the company’s stock after selling 925 shares during the period. Fagan Associates Inc.’s holdings in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF were worth $1,806,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Blocknode (CURRENCY:BND) traded 4.9% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM ET on February 6th. Over the last seven days, Blocknode has traded 21.4% lower against the U.S. dollar. Blocknode has a market cap of $77,467.00 and $5.00 worth of Blocknode was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Blocknode coin can currently be bought for about $0.0006 or 0.00000019 BTC on exchanges including Cryptopia and CoinExchange.

  • [By Selena Maranjian]

    You can also opt for exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, that focus on the same indexes — such as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEMKT: SPY), Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (NYSEMKT: VTI), and Vanguard Total World Stock ETF (NYSEMKT: VT). You can balance out your portfolio with bonds via index mutual funds and ETFs, too. The Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEMKT: BND) is one such option.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    UMB Bank N A MO trimmed its position in shares of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND) by 24.5% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 38,206 shares of the company’s stock after selling 12,373 shares during the quarter. UMB Bank N A MO’s holdings in Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF were worth $3,026,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2019

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Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2019: Liberty Global plc(LILA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its holdings in shares of Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) by 39.2% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 10,187 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,571 shares during the quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Liberty Latin America were worth $198,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) and Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $24.75.

Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2019: Rockwell Automation, Inc.(ROK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Gideon Capital Advisors Inc. bought a new position in shares of Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 3,423 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $596,000.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
    General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
    The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
    Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
    Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
    Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SI
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) and Oxford Instruments (OTCMKTS:OXINF) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Investing in robotics is a popular idea, but sometimes you have to dig a bit deeper to find stocks exposed to the theme. In this context, I think Cognex Corporation’s (NASDAQ:CGNX) machine vision solutions, Rockwell Automation Inc.’s (NYSE:ROK) industrial automation technology, and NICE Ltd.’s (NASDAQ:NICE) data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) are well suited to profit from increased spending on robotics. Let’s look at the case for each of the three.

Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2019: Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (COTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Cotiviti Holdings Inc.(NYSE:COTV) were up 10.2% as of 1:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday after Veritas Capital agreed to acquire the healthcare payment solutions company.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:COTV) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Group lowered their FY2018 earnings estimates for Cotiviti in a report issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. Jefferies Group analyst S. Dodge now expects that the business services provider will post earnings per share of $1.68 for the year, down from their previous estimate of $1.71. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Cotiviti’s FY2019 earnings at $1.87 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2019: Alphatec Holdings, Inc.(ATEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Invivo Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NVIV) and Alphatec (NASDAQ:ATEC) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2019: Nu Skin Enterprises Inc.(NUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS) and PetIQ (NASDAQ:PETQ) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $81.72 and last traded at $81.25, with a volume of 3382 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $80.34.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By ]

    Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS) is benefiting from two key trends: its strong presence in Asia where it books 79% of its revenue and leading brand awareness with millennials. The company has increased its dividend every year since 2001, now paying a 2% yield, and maintains a share repurchase program that returns excess cash to shareholders.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Nu Skin Enterprises (NUS)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA raised its holdings in Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) by 20.7% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 125,726 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 21,522 shares during the quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Nu Skin Enterprises were worth $9,267,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (COTV) Forecasted to Post FY2018 Earnings of $1.68 Per Share

Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:COTV) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Group lowered their FY2018 earnings estimates for Cotiviti in a report issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. Jefferies Group analyst S. Dodge now expects that the business services provider will post earnings per share of $1.68 for the year, down from their previous estimate of $1.71. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Cotiviti’s FY2019 earnings at $1.87 EPS.

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Several other equities analysts have also issued reports on COTV. First Analysis lowered Cotiviti from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $48.00 to $40.00 in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Cotiviti from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase lowered Cotiviti from an “overweight” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $37.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $40.44.

COTV opened at $33.50 on Monday. Cotiviti has a 12-month low of $30.84 and a 12-month high of $45.97. The company has a current ratio of 2.93, a quick ratio of 2.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64. The stock has a market cap of $3.11 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.59, a PEG ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 0.84.

Cotiviti (NYSE:COTV) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 1st. The business services provider reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.01. Cotiviti had a return on equity of 12.68% and a net margin of 22.39%. The business had revenue of $219.03 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $176.15 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.34 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 36.8% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of COTV. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP acquired a new stake in Cotiviti in the 3rd quarter valued at about $10,879,000. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its position in Cotiviti by 24.7% in the 3rd quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 58,770 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,115,000 after purchasing an additional 11,645 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its position in Cotiviti by 12.2% in the 3rd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 62,819 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,260,000 after purchasing an additional 6,819 shares in the last quarter. Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Cotiviti in the 4th quarter valued at about $833,000. Finally, First Quadrant L P CA purchased a new position in shares of Cotiviti in the 4th quarter valued at about $254,000. 93.43% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

In other Cotiviti news, COO David Beaulieu sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.11, for a total value of $180,550.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, CEO J Douglas Williams sold 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.19, for a total value of $1,085,700.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 175,000 shares of company stock worth $6,043,250. 7.50% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

About Cotiviti

Cotiviti Holdings, Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides analytics-driven payment accuracy and spend management solutions primarily for the healthcare sector in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and India. It operates through two segments, Healthcare, and Global Retail and Other. The company offers prospective claims accuracy solutions that enable healthcare clients identify and address claim discrepancies immediately following claim adjudication and before a claim is paid to a healthcare provider; and retrospective claims accuracy solutions that enable health insurers identify and resolve payment inaccuracies after a claim has been paid to a healthcare provider.

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What happened

Non-bank ATM operator Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) slumped on Friday despite reporting fourth-quarter results that beat analyst estimates on all fronts. The culprit driving the decline may be the company’s 2017 guidance, which calls for a decline in adjusted EPS. At 2:30 p.m. EST, the stock was down about 10%.

So what

Cardtronics reported fourth-quarter revenue of $309.8 million, up 2% year over year and about $1 million higher than the average analyst estimate. ATM operating revenues rose 1%, or 7% adjusting for movements in currency exchange rates. Cardtronics pointed to the appreciation of the U.S. dollar relative to the British pound as a major headwind.

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Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.79, up from $0.71 during the prior-year period and $0.01 better than analysts were expecting. Cardtronics CEO Steve Rathgaber pointed to the company’s strong growth adjusted for currency during 2016, as well as some changes set for 2017:

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Belinda Cao]

    Sohu.com Inc. (SOHU), which sold a stake in its search unit to Tencent Holdings Ltd. (700), advanced 11 percent for the week to $72.06. It retreated 5.9 percent Sept. 20. Tencent, Chinas biggest Internet company by market value, paid $448 million for a 36.5 percent stake in Sohus Sogou unit last week and merge its own search service with Sogou.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Carlsberg A/S (CABGY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Mark Fritz]

    Price Target: $124.

    Heineken N.V. (ADR) (OTC: HINKY): Hold.
    Price Target: 82.30 euros.

    Carlsberg A/S (ADR) (OTC: CABGY): Hold.
    Price Target: 652 krones.

    Distillers

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Canadian Solar Inc.(CSIQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) to report quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $3.84 billion before the opening bell. General Mills shares gained 0.51 percent to $60.57 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX) to post quarterly earnings at $2.62 per share on revenue of $15.00 billion after the closing bell. FedEx shares gained 0.12 percent to $192.51 in after-hours trading.
    Before the markets open, Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $690.27 million. Canadian Solar shares fell 0.44 percent to $13.49 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE) to have earned $0.53 per share on revenue of $8.47 billion in the latest quarter. Nike will release earnings after the markets close. Nike shares rose 0.14 percent to $58.76 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) were down around 11 percent to $12.10 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings and issued a weak forecast.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Here are a few more notable items from the week.

    First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) completed 18 MW of solar farms in Thailand with Prime Road Group. This is a module supply agreement from First Solar and is an example of the strategy it’s moving to in the long term. Look for more projects in which the company supplies equipment but a third party does construction and owns the project. Speaking of supply agreements, First Solar signed a 140 MW module supply agreement in Australia this week. The project will begin construction in April, so this will be a source of revenue for First Solar this year. Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ) sold three utility-scale solar projects totaling 59.8 MW to Fengate Real Asset Investments this week for $195.3 million. This helps monetize assets on the balance sheet, reducing risk for the business in 2017.

    That’s all for this week in solar. Earnings season in the industry starts next week, so we’ll be able to see how strategies and trends are playing out in what’s sure to be an exciting 2017.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    First Solar, Inc (NASDAQ: FSLR) was trading down 3.7 percent Monday, while JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: JASO) was down 0.8 percent, SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) 4.4 percent, Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) 5.2 percent and JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) 4.4 percent.

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    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $690.27 million.
    General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $3.84 billion.
    Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (NYSE: CCE) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Lands' End, Inc. (NASDAQ: LE) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $459.43 million.
    Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: FRAN) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $145.91 million.
    Cheetah Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE: CMCM) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $178.04 million.
    Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $90.05 million.
    Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN) is projected to post earnings for its first quarter.
    Fifth Street Asset Management Inc (NASDAQ: FSAM) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $25.12 million.

     

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (COTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Scott Rubin]

    Big gainers on the day included Intersil Corp (NASDAQ: ISIL), which jumped 20 percent on news of a buyout, and Medivation (NASDAQ: MDVN), which added 20 percent on a deal with Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) related to its cancer drug. Cotiviti Holdings Inc (NYSE: COTV) lost around 9 percent in the wake of a mid-day sell-off and Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) fell 7 percent in the wake of a management shakeup.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Stamps.com Inc.(STMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

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

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP) reported sharply higher sales and earnings in the fourth quarter, as the shipping solutions company has become the platform of choice for a steadily growing number of online businesses.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Stamps.com (STMP) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts” was published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this news story on another website, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright legislation. The original version of this news story can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3360313/stamps-com-stmp-given-consensus-recommendation-of-buy-by-analysts.html.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now

(Editor’s note: There is much greater liquidity on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under ticker Z01).

The Elevator Pitch

Zooplus (OTC:ZOPLY) (OTC:ZLPSF) is the leading online retailer of pet food and supplies in Europe. Generally, in a commoditized market such as selling pet food, the lowest cost provider with the best customer service has the “right to win”. We believe that Zooplus will be this winner, given its structural cost advantage versus its competitors (which we explore below). Additionally, customer satisfaction is extremely high, and we can clearly see customers’ appreciation for the company’s value proposition, as evidenced by the 94% sales retention rate. These unbeatable low prices and high customer satisfaction have led to a 31% annualized sales growth rate since 2010, while still possessing a long runway for continued expansion.

We believe the market is underestimating the long-term earnings power of the firm and consequently significantly undervaluing the company. For instance, the stock is currently trading at 0.9x 2016 sales while comparable acquisitions have taken place at 2-6x multiples. Additionally, we believe at maturity, the business will have normalized operating margins of 8-10%, implying a valuation of ~10x normalized EBIT.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: AMTEK, Inc.(AME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Flexing the barbell strategy to balance Safe Havens with more cyclical exposures. In our view, industrials investors should be positioning their portfolio with a barbell strategy, with half of the exposure in Safe Havens like General Electric, Xylem (XYL), Danaher, Honeywell International, Roper Technologies (ROP), and AMETEK (AME), and the other half selectively in the cyclical names that are better positioned today, such as Pentair, HD Supply Holdings (HDS),Actuant (ATU), Atkore International Group (ATKR), Ingersoll-Rand, and Eaton (ETN). We still believe risk-reward is mostly balanced and that the macro will remain choppy into 2017, supporting a positioning in the defensive names. But if investor sentiment improves on not-worse news and earnings results, the more cyclical names could fare better.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Guggenheim’sJohn Heinbockel and team argue that a “purging of space is necessary” in retail, and recommend hiding in “industry leaders who canprofitably gain share and are not especially expensive,” like Michaels (MIK), Tractor Supply (TSCO), Restoration Hardware (RH), Kroger (KR),and US Foods Holding (USFD). They explain:

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    But Amazon’s ultimate end-goal would likely be turning stores into “centralized distribution centers for groceries” but “we err on the futuristic side given Bezos thinks big.”

    Company Commentary
    Kroger Co (NYSE: KR) may be best positioned to counter Amazon’s threat given its own data analytics capabilities. SYSCO Corporation (NYSE: SYY) and US Foods Holding Corp (NYSE: USFD) are likely safe as Amazon won’t move into the foodservice distribution space which is very different from serving individual customers.

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Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Catalent, Inc.(CTLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Catalent Inc (NASDAQ: CTLT) shares were also up, gaining 15 percent to $40.57 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Monday.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Magellan Health Services Inc.(MGLN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Magellan Health (NASDAQ: MGLN) and Mednax (NYSE:MD) are both mid-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.(CCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sara Cornell]

    The agreement between the two companies allows Azincourt to option up to 70% of the East Preston property located in the Athabasca Basin. Home to Cameco’s (TSX:CCO) McArthur River uranium mine, the Athabasca Basin is considered one of the richest sources of uranium in the world, with many uranium deposits hosting grades substantially higher than the world average grade. The area has been a hotbed for energy metal investors over the past few years, due to significant high grade uranium discoveries by large cap mining companies.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The ongoing trade rift between the United States and China continues to plague international markets. Despite reports that both countries are working behind the scenes to prevent additional detrimental trade policies, both countries recently proposed tens of billions in new tariffs on one another. The United States has accused China of widespread intellectual property theft, while China has accused the United States of unfair trade practices, including price manipulation in the agricultural industry. This morning, it’s worth noting that proposed tariffs on U.S. business jets will likely not provide a competitive advantage to foreign competition. Reuters reports that Chinese aviation executives do not see the layer of protectionism as a way to bolster the nation’s local market. Check back to Money Morning today for more insight on how the ongoing trade war could affect your investments.
    Finally, investors will continue to monitor ongoing developments in Washington around the presidency of Donald Trump. The White House has asked a federal judge to block prosecutors from reviewing any files seized from his lawyer’s office during a raid by the FBI last week. The agency seized a trove of documents from lawyer Michael Cohen’s office as part of an investigation into a payment of hush money. The spat between the White House and the FBI continues a day after former FBI Director James Comey called Trump “morally unfit to be president.”
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    Shares of Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) added nearly 1% after the nation’s largest bank by deposits topped Wall Street earning expectations. The financial institution leads a busy day of earnings reports on Wall Street and hopes to keep its positive momentum from previous quarters. The firm reported earnings per share of $0.62 on top of $23.27 billion in revenue. That topped expectations of $0.59 on top of $22.91 billion thanks to strong growth in its consumer loan business and the r

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (COTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Scott Rubin]

    Big gainers on the day included Intersil Corp (NASDAQ: ISIL), which jumped 20 percent on news of a buyout, and Medivation (NASDAQ: MDVN), which added 20 percent on a deal with Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) related to its cancer drug. Cotiviti Holdings Inc (NYSE: COTV) lost around 9 percent in the wake of a mid-day sell-off and Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) fell 7 percent in the wake of a management shakeup.