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Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019

Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) continued its forward progress in the second quarter. The natural gas pipeline giant reported $1.1 billion ($0.50 per share) in distributable cash flow (DCF), which was 9% ahead of the year-ago quarter. That result was also slightly ahead of the company’s guidance that it would haul in about $1.05 billion, or $0.48 per share of DCF during the quarter, which, when combined with its forecast-beating results to start the year, has it on pace to meet or exceed its full-year guidance.

Kinder Morgan Inc. results: The raw numbers

Data source: Kinder Morgan Inc. Chart by author.

What happened with Kinder Morgan this quarter? 

Natural gas pipelines led the charge.

Kinder Morgan’s natural gas pipeline segment delivered an “outstanding quarter,” according to President Kim Dang. Earnings improved 11% year over year because of increased activity across nearly all its large pipeline systems, with transportation volumes up 12% versus the year-ago quarter. Earnings in its carbon dioxide segment rose slightly, helped by a 4% increase in oil production and higher commodity prices. Product pipeline earnings jumped 10% thanks to increased performance across nearly all its segments, with a 10% uptick in ethanol volumes and a 5% improvement in oil volumes helping lead the way. Earnings in the terminals segment rose 3%, mainly because of contributions from its liquids business. Not only did the company benefit from a 3% increase in storage at its key hubs in Houston and Edmonton, but earnings also got a boost from new tankers delivered in 2017. Contributions from Kinder Morgan Canada Limited’s (TSX:KML) Trans Mountain Pipeline rose 7% year over year, mainly because of how the company capitalized costs for that pipeline’s expansion project. However, the company did agree to sell that pipeline and the associated expansion project to the Government of Canada during the quarter, which will affect future results.

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Waste Management, Inc.(WM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Bromels]

    Instead, try one of the best strategies for building retirement wealth: building a broad portfolio of stocks across different industries and investment styles. Try for a mix of growth stocks and value stocks. Here are three great choices to include in a diversified portfolio: oil major Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A) (NYSE:RDS-B), robotic vacuum manufacturer iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT), and the nation’s biggest trash hauler and landfill operator, Waste Management (NYSE:WM).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Louisiana State Employees Retirement System lessened its holdings in Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) by 4.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 23,400 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 1,000 shares during the period. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System’s holdings in Waste Management were worth $1,903,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Reuben Gregg Brewer, and Travis Hoium]

    Finding investments that can reward you over such long periods can do miracles for your portfolio — as long as you can find the right ones. So we asked three Motley Fool investors to highlight a stock they see as a great investment with solid growth prospects over the next 25 years. Here’s why they picked W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW), Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN), and Waste Management (NYSE:WM).

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Building a portfolio that is the financial equivalent of one of those “set it and forget it” ovens from the ’90s means you have to have different selection criteria. You have to find businesses with wide economic moats and management teams that have proven themselves to be good stewards of shareholder capital. Three stocks that fit the bill are communications infrastructure real estate investment trust (REIT) American Tower (NYSE:AMT), trash collector Waste Management (NYSE:WM), and uniform rental company Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS). Here’s why they stand out as stocks you can safely own for a decade or more.

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    Waste Management (WM) : “This is a high quality stock so I’m not going to bet against it.”

    The Blackstone Group (BX) : “I think this is a terrific buy.”

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Becker Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Waste Management (NYSE:WM) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 10,320 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $868,000.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Diageo plc(DEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Diageo (NYSE:DEO), the global alcohol giant that owns Guinness beer and Smirnoff vodka, has held discussions with at least three marijuana growers, though it has yet to make a deal, and Heineken’s (NASDAQOTH:HEINY) Lagunitas brand launched a THC-infused beverage back in June, which is currently available in California dispensaries. 

  • [By Keith Speights]

    There’s another Canadian marijuana market that won’t open for business in October in which investors appear to be hoping Tilray will be a major contender. Cannabis edibles (including cannabis-infused beverages) and concentrates won’t be allowed until next year. Large British alcoholic beverage maker Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) is reportedly looking for a cannabis partner to target this market. Tilray could be one of Diageo’s top candidates.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    One of the biggest players in the spirits business is Diageo (NYSE:DEO), the company behind Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Ketel One, and Captain Morgan. The company has its hands in some of the most popular spirits brands in the world. But is it a buy for investors? 

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Buoyed by rising sales and stronger earnings, global distiller Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) announced in July that it would be buying back $2.6 billion worth of stock. Coming as it does after a $1.5 billion stock repurchase in the current fiscal year, the new authorization amounts to a big return of capital to shareholders.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Diageo (NYSE:DEO) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $148.75 and last traded at $147.16, with a volume of 23850 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $148.37.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Simmons First National Corporation(SFNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers increased its holdings in Simmons First National Co. (NASDAQ:SFNC) by 3.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 206,007 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 7,530 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in Simmons First National were worth $6,160,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allred Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Simmons First National Co. (NASDAQ:SFNC) in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor purchased 13,770 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $332,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Simmons First National Co. (NASDAQ:SFNC) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $31.10 and last traded at $30.80, with a volume of 3453 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $30.95.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(MACK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:MACK) by 22.0% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 174,774 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after acquiring an additional 31,509 shares during the quarter. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd.’s holdings in Merrimack Pharmaceuticals were worth $858,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: MACK) shares were absolutely crushed on Monday after the firm gave an update from its midstage pancreatic cancer study. Specifically, the top-line results come from the CARRIE study, a randomized Phase 2 trial evaluating the addition of MM-141 (istiratumab) to standard-of-care treatment in patients with previously untreated metastatic pancreatic cancer.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Biotech Stock Roundup: PBYI Soars, MACK Crashes, GILD's Biktarvy Gets EC Nod (finance.yahoo.com) Merrimack Fails Phase 2 Pancreatic Cancer Study, But Opportunity Remains (seekingalpha.com) Merrimack Pharmaceuticals’ (MACK) “Hold” Rating Reaffirmed at Robert W. Baird (americanbankingnews.com) Merrimack Crashes as Phase II Pancreatic Cancer Study Fails (zacks.com) MM-141 (benzinga.com)

    Several equities analysts have commented on MACK shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Merrimack Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.50 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded Merrimack Pharmaceuticals from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Monday. Robert W. Baird cut their price objective on Merrimack Pharmaceuticals from $12.00 to $7.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, ValuEngine raised Merrimack Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Edited Transcript of MACK earnings conference call or presentation 8-May-18 12:30pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) Investors Purchase High Volume of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Call Options (MACK) (americanbankingnews.com) Merrimack (MACK) Reports Wider-Than-Expected Loss in Q1 (finance.yahoo.com) Merrimack Pharmaceuticals (MACK) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.05 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Merrimack Pharmaceuticals’ (MACK) CEO Richard Peters on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com)

    A number of equities analysts have issued reports on MACK shares. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $12.00 price objective on shares of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Merrimack Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.50 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, April 25th.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    Losers
    Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET) fell 41.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading. ACETO board disclosed that it is taking proactive steps to address business and financial challenges. Canaccord Genuity downgraded Aceto from Buy to Sell.
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    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) fell 17.4 percent to $2.86 in pre-market trading after reporting a fourth quarter sales miss. Comps were down 7.5 percent in the quarter.
    Sleep Number Corporation (NASDAQ: SNBR) fell 12.4 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading following a first quarter earnings miss.
    Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTK) fell 10.2 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading on news of $125 million convertible debt offering.
    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACK) shares fell 8 percent to $8.02 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.02 percent on Wednesday.
    Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPO) shares fell 5.6 percent to $80 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares fell 4.8 percent to $60.00 in pre-market trading after rising 1.78 percent on Wednesday.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) fell 4.6 percent to $2.10 in pre-market trading after surging 84.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE: TSM) shares fell 4.5 percent to $40.07 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results.
    Align Technology, Inc.. (NASDAQ: ALGN) fell 3.5 percent to $267.40 in pre-market trading after rising 1.61 percent on Wednesday.
    Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) shares fell 3.5 percent to $12 in pre-market trading after the company issued quarterly fleet status report.
    GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) fell 3.2 percent to $4.90 in pre-market trading.
    Unilever PLC (NYSE: UL) fell 2.6 percent to $54.73 in pre-market

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Majesco Entertainment Company(COOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Allied Advisory Services Inc. bought a new position in shares of Polarityte Inc (NASDAQ:COOL) during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm bought 18,365 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $431,000.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of PolarityTE (NASDAQ:COOL) couldn’t get a lift today after the company announced it had been added to the Russell 2000 and Russell 3000 Indexes. That’s because notorious short-seller Citron Research released a report calling the company a fraud and asked for the SEC to “halt this stock immediately.”

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cantor Fitzgerald set a $70.00 price target on Majesco Entertainment (NASDAQ:COOL) in a report published on Wednesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Polarityte Inc (NASDAQ:COOL) dropped 27.3% during trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $24.20 and last traded at $28.14. Approximately 6,863,479 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 1,545% from the average daily volume of 417,135 shares. The stock had previously closed at $38.73.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market had a mildly positive day on Friday, and gains of between 0.1% and 0.3% were common for most of the major benchmark indexes. Without any outright hostility among leaders of the G-7 nations in their summit in Canada’s Quebec City, investors seemed content to go into the weekend with confidence in the prospects for the U.S. economy and its biggest businesses. Yet some individual companies had bad news that held their shares back from participating in the rally. Nabors Industries (NYSE:NBR), PolarityTE (NASDAQ:COOL), and Evolus (NASDAQ:EOLS) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Transcananda Pipelines Ltd.(TRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TC PIPELINES LP Common Stock (NYSE: TRP) and Rice Midstream Partners (NYSE:RMP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    In addition to the Trans Mountain system, two other pipeline projects currently are proposed to move crude oil from Alberta either to the Great Lakes or the Gulf Coast. Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is proposing to replace its 50-year old Line 3 system to transport 760,000 barrels a day to Superior, Wisconsin. TransCanada Corp. (NYSE: TRP) has received approval from the Trump administration and would transport 830,000 barrels a day to Nebraska where existing pipelines will take over, sending the crude to U.S. refineries and Gulf Coast terminals.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    However, not all energy stocks have enjoyed an up year. Two of those laggards are TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) and Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB), which have both sold-off by double digits. Those declines have pushed their dividend yields above 5%, making them great options for income-focused investors to consider buying.

  • [By John Bromels]

    It hasn’t helped that, in general, pipeline stocks have been having a rough couple of years. This is partly due to an overall industry slump, but different stocks have been hit for different reasons. For example, Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) took on a huge debt load to acquire Spectra Energy and weathered concerns about its cash flow. TransCanada (NYSE:TRP), on the other hand, was forced to cancel its Energy East and Eastern Mainline pipeline projects, which would have juiced long-term growth. 

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Priestley: Yeah, absolutely. The last company is also on this natural gas trend, it’s TransCanada (NYSE:TRP), ticker TRP. It’s a Canadian energy infrastructure company. They have assets in the U.S., Canada, obviously, and Mexico. They operate 40,000 miles of natural gas pipeline. A notable project that they operate is the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Keystone Pipeline system. It also has interests in 20 power generation facilities, mostly in Canada. And, they have significant scale as a midstream company. I kind of like these midstream players, because they’re really winners, so to speak, in a lot of respects. A lot of the contracts that they make with the oil refiners or the oil companies themselves are 15-20-year contracts.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) is in the midst of a major expansion phase, having invested a massive 10.5 billion Canadian dollars ($7.9 billion) into capital projects last year. Several of those expansions have already come on line, which helped drive strong earnings and profit growth during the third quarter. That trend should have continued during the fourth quarter, and it’s one of a couple of things investors should keep an eye on when the Canadian energy infrastructure giant reports results later this week.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Central Valley Community Bancorp(CVCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Central Valley Community Bancorp (NASDAQ:CVCY) has trended somewhat negative on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of press 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. Central Valley Community Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of -0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.2059216377978 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY) Announces Dividend Increase – $0.08 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Is Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY) Outperforming Other Finance Stocks This Year? (finance.yahoo.com) Central Valley Community Bancorp announces stock repurchase plan (seekingalpha.com) Central Valley Community Bancorp Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend and Announces Stock Repurchase Plan (finance.yahoo.com) FY2018 EPS Estimates for Central Valley Community Bancorp Increased by Analyst (CVCY) (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities analysts have recently commented on CVCY shares. Sandler O’Neill set a $24.00 price target on Central Valley Community Bancorp and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 29th. ValuEngine lowered Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Central Valley Community Bancorp (NASDAQ:CVCY) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report issued on Tuesday morning.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: CST Brands, Inc.(CST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cryptosolartech (CURRENCY:CST) traded up 4.2% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on October 6th. One Cryptosolartech token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0203 or 0.00000309 BTC on exchanges. Cryptosolartech has a total market capitalization of $1.30 million and approximately $247,044.00 worth of Cryptosolartech was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, Cryptosolartech has traded 4.1% lower against the dollar.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bd (HYG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HL Financial Services LLC purchased a new position in iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:HYG) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 36,981 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $3,167,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department boosted its position in iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:HYG) by 173.5% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 166,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 105,300 shares during the quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department owned approximately 0.10% of iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF worth $13,463,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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    For the details of Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc.’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Virtus+Investment+Advisers%2C+Inc.

    These are the top 5 holdings of Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc.iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond (LQD) – 11,144 shares, 51.91% of the total portfolio. New PositioniShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond (HYG) – 8,200 shares, 28.37% of the total portfolio. New PositionSPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond (JNK) – 13,660 shares, 19.72% of the total portfolio. Invesco Senior Loan (BKLN) – 0 shares, 0% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 10000%Caesars Entertainment Corp (CZR) – 0 shares, 0% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 10000%New Purchase:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders purchased shares of iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:HYG) on weakness during trading hours on Monday. $192.39 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $84.01 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $108.38 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF had the 8th highest net in-flow for the day. iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF traded down ($0.06) for the day and closed at $85.83

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Equities research analysts expect Hydrogenics Co. (NASDAQ:HYGS) (TSE:HYG) to post earnings of ($0.07) per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have made estimates for Hydrogenics’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is ($0.13) and the highest is ($0.02). Hydrogenics posted earnings of ($0.13) per share in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 46.2%. The firm is expected to announce its next earnings results on Monday, November 5th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Analysts expect that Hydrogenics Co. (NASDAQ:HYGS) (TSE:HYG) will announce sales of $10.65 million for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have issued estimates for Hydrogenics’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $10.30 million to $11.00 million. Hydrogenics posted sales of $7.49 million in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 42.2%. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Williams Partners L.P.(WPZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    There’s an interesting dichotomy here, however. Crestwood was looking to stay financially disciplined, but it also needed to invest to grow. Doing both at the same time is difficult, which is why it partnered up with Con Ed in the Marcellus region, Shell Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:SHLX) and First Reserve in the Delaware Basin, and Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) in the Powder River basin. These agreements allow Crestwood to keep expanding its business without having to foot the entire bill for the investments.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) from Buy to Hold..

    Williams Partners shares fell 0.63 percent to close at $41.23 on Friday.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) was off to a great start in 2018 thanks to the growth of its majority-owned master limited partnership, Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ). There’s plenty more where that came from, which was clear from the comments of CEO Alan Armstrong on the accompanying quarterly conference call. While he didn’t fill in every detail about what lies ahead, he made sure investors knew that the company’s future looks bright.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) from Buy to Hold..

    Williams Partners shares fell 0.63 percent to close at $41.23 on Friday.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market stayed in a pretty narrow range on Thursday, climbing early in the session but then slowly drifting lower through the afternoon hours. In the absence of major news, investors largely looked forward to key events like trade negotiations among the world’s largest economies. Other financial markets saw mixed moves as well, with 10-year Treasury yields climbing above 3.1% while oil prices stayed comfortably above $70 per barrel. Despite the quiet day, some companies had good news that pushed their shares sharply higher. World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE), Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK), and Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Matthew DiLallo]

    Matt DiLallo (Williams Companies): This natural gas pipeline giant has had a slow start in 2018. Through the first half of the year, cash flow at the company’s MLP Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) has only increased by about 2%, due mainly to recent asset sales. However, with a major expansion project coming on line, cash flow growth should accelerate in the second half of the year. That project and others in the pipeline have the company on track to grow cash flow 9% in 2018 and another 13% next year.

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There’s plenty going on beyond Capitol Hill, but the primary story on Wall Street continues to be tax reform. Hopes for a Senate vote sent the market spinning to dizzying heights yesterday. Now it’s unclear if senators can get the votes they need, and stocks that went up the hill yesterday tumbled back down in pre-market action before shaking off a good portion of those losses.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value (IJJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. reduced its stake in Ishares Trust S & P Mid Capital* (NYSEARCA:IJJ) by 73.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 23,648 shares of the company’s stock after selling 65,628 shares during the period. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. owned 0.06% of Ishares Trust S & P Mid Capital* worth $3,654,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    D.A. Davidson & CO. lifted its stake in iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF (NYSEARCA:IJJ) by 5.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 170,056 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 8,024 shares during the quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF were worth $26,274,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Quality Systems, Inc.(QSII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market finished the week on a quiet note, with most major benchmarks closing slightly lower on the day. Investors went into the weekend trying to navigate a series of geopolitical and macroeconomic issues, but many market participants focused on the big plunge in the oil market, where crude prices dropped $3 per barrel to fall below the $68-per-barrel mark. Even with trading activity slow preceding the holiday weekend, good news sent shares of some companies higher. Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU), Shoe Carnival (NASDAQ:SCVL), and Quality Systems (NASDAQ:QSII) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Quality Systems (NASDAQ:QSII) – Investment analysts at Dougherty & Co issued their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for Quality Systems in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, May 29th. Dougherty & Co analyst G. Mannheimer forecasts that the company will earn $0.15 per share for the quarter.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cara Therapeutics, Inc.(CARA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Insys Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INSY) and Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CARA) fall into the third category. However, the designations of both Insys and Cara as marijuanastocks warrant an asterisk. Insys’ cannabinoid drug Syndros is based on a synthetic form of THC, the primary psychoactive chemical in marijuana. Cara has a cannabinoid receptor agonist, CR701, in preclinical development.

  • [By George Budwell]

    For instance, the developmental biotech Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CARA) has been making steady progress in the clinic with its novel kappa receptor agonist, Korsuva (CR845), over the past few years. If approved, this drug should generate tremendous upside for investors, but there’s also substantial risks involved for early shareholders at this stage of the game.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Conagra Brands (NYSE:CAG) announced it is acquiring Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF), and Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CARA) reported positive clinical trial results for its lead drug.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) shares shot up 29 percent to $14.9675 in reaction to a new licensing agreement with Europe-based Vifor Pharma. As part of the agreement, the biopharmaceutical company that alleviates pain licensed worldwide rights (except U.S., Japan, and South Korea) to Vifor Pharma to commercialize its KORSUVA therapy to Vifor $70 million.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Among the so-called “marijuana drug developers,” none logged a more impressive quarter than Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CARA). Shares of the Connecticut-based company soared almost 55%, with most of that run coming in the final week of the quarter.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: PRGX Global, Inc.(PRGX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PRGX Global (NASDAQ:PRGX) Director Matthew A. Drapkin purchased 35,766 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 31st. The stock was bought at an average cost of $9.64 per share, with a total value of $344,784.24. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    PRGX Global (NASDAQ:PRGX) had its price objective boosted by B. Riley from $11.00 to $12.00 in a research note published on Wednesday. They currently have a buy rating on the business services provider’s stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for PRGX Global’s Q2 2018 earnings at ($0.07) EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.08 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.27 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.18 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at ($0.12) EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at ($0.05) EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.17 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.32 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.33 EPS.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Central Valley Community Bancorp(CVCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Zillow Group, Inc.(ZG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Zillow (NASDAQ:ZG) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $52.57.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Late last week, Zillow Group Inc. (NASDAQ:Z)(NASDAQ:ZG) announced two public offerings to raise a whopping $650 million — half from issuing just over 5.7 million new Class C capital shares at $57 apiece and the other half in the form of 1.5% senior convertible notes due 2023. After accounting for costs and expenses from the offerings, that could bring Zillow’s net windfall to nearly $725 million.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Thus far, he has had a remarkable streak: Every one of his 14 sets of stocks has beaten the market at every annual review. But no more. The group he picked last year at this time under the theme of “stocks riding the bull market” has stuck a fork in #RBIStreak. But painful though it may be, he reviews howiRobot(NASDAQ:IRBT), Pegasystems(NASDAQ:PEGA), Impinj(NASDAQ:PI), Wayfair(NYSE:W), and Zillow(NASDAQ:ZG) (NASDAQ:Z) performed over the past year.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Zillow Group Inc. (NYSE: ZG) released its most recent quarterly results after the markets closed on Monday. Although the initial reaction was fairly negative, the stock seems to have evened out. Also as a result, there have been some downgrades, as well as price target hikes.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Zillow (NASDAQ:ZG) was downgraded by investment analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    The idea that humanity is exiting the industrial age and entering the information age led him to craft a batch of stock recommendations for his Rule Breaker Investing podcast that were best suited to a thinking world. And right on schedule, David’s back to tell us how that group has done compared to the broader market in the two years since. And it’s been a particularly interesting period for this set of companies: Celgene(NASDAQ:CELG), Walt Disney(NYSE:DIS), Splunk(NASDAQ:SPLK), Twitter(NYSE:TWTR), and Zillow(NASDAQ:ZG)(NASDAQ:Z).

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Callaway Golf Company(ELY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) insider Alex Mitchell Boezeman sold 47,012 shares of Callaway Golf stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.19, for a total value of $808,136.28. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 107,512 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,848,131.28. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MetLife Investment Advisors LLC trimmed its position in Callaway Golf Co (NYSE:ELY) by 14.2% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 40,056 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,650 shares during the quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Callaway Golf were worth $655,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Granite Springs Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) by 7.4% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 72,500 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 5,000 shares during the quarter. Granite Springs Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Callaway Golf were worth $1,186,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ancora Advisors LLC lowered its holdings in Callaway Golf Co (NYSE:ELY) by 44.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 57,776 shares of the company’s stock after selling 46,965 shares during the period. Ancora Advisors LLC’s holdings in Callaway Golf were worth $945,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Brunswick Corporation(BC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Brunswick Co. (NYSE:BC) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $66.82 and last traded at $66.53, with a volume of 87086 shares. The stock had previously closed at $65.66.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Pontoon boats are a versatile vessel as they can be used for fishing, sports, cruising, and day trips. That latter part is key because rival boatmaker Brunswick (NYSE:BC) — which Polaris used to have a business relationship with when it was in the marine market — says that overnight trips with boats are fading. Industry site Boat Industry quotes Brunswick’s freshwater boat group President Jeff Kinsey as saying, “There’s been a clear shift toward day boating, and that speaks directly to the pontoon with its seating capacity, its open space, its amenities and its comfort.”

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Brunswick Co. (NYSE:BC) insider William Metzger sold 13,530 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.42, for a total transaction of $912,192.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Brunswick Co. (NYSE:BC) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the eighteen brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and fourteen have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $71.33.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “$1.15 Billion in Sales Expected for Brunswick Co. (BC) This Quarter” was first reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this story on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. and international trademark & copyright law. The correct version of this story can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3380347/1-15-billion-in-sales-expected-for-brunswick-co-bc-this-quarter.html.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Corporate Office Properties Trust(OFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Barclays PLC grew its holdings in shares of Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) by 20.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 244,725 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 41,577 shares during the quarter. Barclays PLC owned 0.24% of Corporate Office Properties Trust worth $6,321,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A.R.T. Advisors LLC cut its position in Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) by 30.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 95,700 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 41,800 shares during the quarter. A.R.T. Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.09% of Corporate Office Properties Trust worth $2,471,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Corporate Office Properties Trust earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.8310227240563 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) CEO Stephen E. Budorick bought 526 shares of Corporate Office Properties Trust stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 28th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $28.34 per share, for a total transaction of $14,906.84. Following the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 105,368 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,986,129.12. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SEACOR Holdings, Inc.(CKH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department reduced its stake in shares of Seacor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CKH) by 9.5% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 11,943 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 1,254 shares during the period. State of Tennessee Treasury Department owned approximately 0.07% of Seacor worth $610,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about Seacor (NYSE:CKH) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Seacor earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.3315874804175 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now

Every company holds an annual meeting, but few compare toBerkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B). Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger spend hours giving frank answers to questions about topics ranging from Berkshire’s many businesses to their views on politics, making it one of the only meetings that even non-shareholders tune into.

There were five things that stood out at the annual meeting as topics every Berkshire shareholder and follower should know about.

1. Berkshire’s investment edge is enduring

There are many investment companies that can write billion-dollar checks, but few can lend credibility quite like Berkshire. During the 2008 financial crisis and thereafter, companies including Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and even Harley-Davidson turned to Buffett to get access to cash and credibility at a time when they needed it most. Buffett said that he thinks of this as an advantage that rests with Berkshire, not his own personal brand, saying that, “I think the reputation of Berkshire being a good home for companies… I don’t think that’s dependent on me and Charlie.”

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Central Valley Community Bancorp(CVCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: S&P GSCI(GD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    The deal, in effect, makes General Dynamics-owned (NYSE:GD) Gulfstream both a customer of and subcontractor to Triumph on G650 wing box and wing completion work. Wing production work currently being performed at Triumph facilities in Nashville, Tennessee, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, will move to Gulfstream’s Georgia facility.

  • [By ]

    Finally, General Dynamics Corp. (GD) , along with Lockheed and BAE Systems, could possibly profit from heightened demand ships and other vehicles. 

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    Only 10% of the companies on the list had female CEOs at the helm, four of which — Hewlett Packard (HP) , Lockheed Martin (LMT) , General Motors (GM) , and General Dynamics (GD) — grew significant revenue in five years or less. 

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Primerica, Inc.(PRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in Primerica (NYSE:PRI) by 2.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 838,510 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 19,142 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Primerica were worth $81,000,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Great Lakes Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Primerica (NYSE:PRI) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm bought 6,834 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $660,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Primerica (NYSE:PRI) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $103.00.