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Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now

1. Blame the bonds: The normally boring bond market is causing serious drama on Wall Street.

An avalanche of selling sent the Dow and S&P 500 careening 5% lower last week, one of the stock market’s worst weeks since the 2008 financial crisis.

The culprit: Rapidly rising bond yields are alarming investors who got hooked on a decade of low interest rates.

So what’s going on here? And why the focus on the bond market?

Modern financial markets function on the belief that U.S. government debt is the safest investment on the planet.

Knowing how much they can earn from “risk-free” Treasury bonds allows investors to determine the cost of stocks and other riskier assets. Treasuries serve as the benchmark for all other forms of credit, from junk bonds to mortgages.

“The 10-year Treasury sets the price for every asset in the world,” said Brent Schutte, chief investment strategist at Northwestern Mutual.

That means the surge in the 10-year yield — from 2.4% earlier this year to about 2.8% now — has increased the cost of money generally.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Lakeland Industries, Inc.(LAKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC reduced its position in Lakeland Industries (NASDAQ:LAKE) by 40.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 15,010 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after selling 10,000 shares during the quarter. Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC owned about 0.18% of Lakeland Industries worth $194,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Several brokerages have weighed in on LAKE. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Lakeland Industries from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. ValuEngine cut shares of Lakeland Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 18th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ideal Power Inc.(IPWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Ideal Power Inc (NASDAQ:IPWR) hit a new 52-week low on Monday . The company traded as low as $0.60 and last traded at $0.61, with a volume of 100 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.61.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about Ideal Power (NASDAQ:IPWR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ideal Power earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.3748047378114 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ: SOLO) Consumer Goods $4.39 259.84%
    Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) Technology $4.32 108.70%
    Sky Solar Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: SKYS) Utilities $1.08 89.47%
    Conformis Inc. (NASDAQ: CFMS) Healthcare $1.26 75.00%
    Ideal Power Inc. (NASDAQ: IPWR) Industrial Goods $0.52 56.73%
    ADMA Biologics Inc. (NASDAQ: ADMA) Healthcare $4.22 52.35%
    CAS Medical Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CASM) Healthcare $2.41 51.57%
    Arcimoto Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) Consumer Goods $4.88 50.15%
    Adomani Inc. (NASDAQ: ADOM) Consumer Goods $0.38 49.94%
    Huttig Building Products Inc. (NASDAQ: HBP) Services $3.41 47.62%

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ideal Power (NASDAQ: IPWR) and Hollysys Automation Technologies (NASDAQ:HOLI) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc(ADAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Adaptimmune Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ADAP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Leerink Swann reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Adaptimmune Therapeutics in a report on Thursday, March 15th. BidaskClub downgraded Adaptimmune Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday. ValuEngine upgraded Adaptimmune Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Monday. SunTrust Banks increased their target price on Adaptimmune Therapeutics to $18.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 10th. Finally, Cowen restated a “buy” rating on shares of Adaptimmune Therapeutics in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $16.94.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Adaptimmune Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ADAP) was downgraded by stock analysts at TheStreet from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Adaptimmune Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ADAP) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The biotechnology company reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.24) by $0.20, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Adaptimmune Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 32.26% and a negative net margin of 185.39%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned ($3.00) EPS.

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    Adaptimmune Therapeutics (ADAP) : “If you’ve speculated on this one, you’ve won. Let’s move on.”

    Icahn Enterprises (IEP) : “I don’t really know what they own so I can’t recommend it.”

Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Dillard's, Inc.(DDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    On Monday, top department store stocks including Macy’s (NYSE:M), Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS), Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS), and J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) lost roughly 3% to 4%. The catalyst was a negative analyst report.

  • [By ]

    Some reasons for my bearishness on retail stocks:

    Higher Energy Prices. Oil prices have rallied dramatically and back to 2014 levels, rising from about $35 a barrel in early 2016 to around $67 Thursday. That’s bad news for U.S. retailers, as rising oil prices historically squeeze consumer disposable incomes. That’s one reason why I’ve been consistently raising my short exposure to retail and plan to continue doing so. Shaky Same-Store Sales Growth. Recent improvements to same-store sales at Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) , Urban Outfitters (URBN) , Dillard’s (DDS) , Gap Inc. (GPS) and Macy’s (M) come against downgraded expectations, and might not be sustainable anyway. No Deal for Nordstrom (JWN) . The Nordstrom family has apparently abandoned plans to take its namesake company private. I had expressed concerns that this would happen. Higher Interest Rates. A rise in the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) has recently accelerated. That’s bad news for retailers, as many variable-rate consumer debts (particularly mortgages) key off of the LIBOR. This will likely put a damper on mortgage refinancings — something that many see as an important ingredient for personal-consumption expenditures.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    A day later, Macy’s smaller rival Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) followed with its own solid earnings report. The better-than-expected results and a recent analyst upgrade have helped power a roughly 13% rally in Dillard’s stock over the past week.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Yet that big post-earnings plunge didn’t make Macy’s the worst-performing department store stock of the past week. Shares of J.C. Penney and Sears Holdings have plunged about 30% during the same period, after those companies reported bad news last week. Even regional department store chain Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) — which, like Macy’s, posted better-than-expected Q2 results — has experienced a steep sell-off in the past few days.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Like its larger peers Macy’s and Kohl’s, Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) experienced a rebound in sales and earnings growth beginning in late 2017. Comps rose 3% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 and 2% the next quarter.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.(AAOI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Saturday.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Shares of fiber optic networking manufacturer Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) fell as much as 25% in late August through early September on tariff worries. Comments from the White House that taxes could be imposed on virtually all goods imported into the U.S. from China sent investors scurrying for the exits, and Wall Street analyst downgrades of some of AOI’s peers didn’t help either. Since the company has operations in China, it could be argued that the political concerns are valid. However, AOI is in good shape, and after another stock price adjustment, shares look like a value play again.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) are on the rise today thanks to a bullish analyst note. The maker of optical networking components and modules saw its stock price jump as much as 14% higher, backing down to a 13.1% gain as of 2:50 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.39-$0.52 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.46. The company issued revenue guidance of $75-$81 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $77.48 million.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Columbia Sportswear Company(COLM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Columbia Sportswear (NASDAQ:COLM) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $88.86 and last traded at $88.27, with a volume of 4020 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $87.29.

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Top Oil Stocks To Watch Right Now

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and HSBC Holdings Plc are advising Abu Dhabi’s government-owned oil company on the possible sale of a stake in its $20 billion refining unit, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. is reviewing offers from potential partners who could buy as much as 40 percent of its refining business, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private. A 40 percent stake could be valued at $8 billion.

An Adnoc media official declined to comment on the sale but said the company had received significant interest in its effort to attract partners across its businesses. Goldman Sachs and HSBC declined to comment.

Adnoc and other Middle Eastern crude producers, including state companies in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, are expanding their capacity to process oil into refined fuels and petrochemicals to boost income and diversify away from sales of the raw commodity. They’re building refineries at home and in the U.S. and Asia, their biggest market for oil.

Top Oil Stocks To Watch Right Now: Dillard's, Inc.(DDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eight brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $78.25.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wall Street brokerages predict that Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) will post earnings of ($0.52) per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for Dillard’s’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.31) and the lowest estimate coming in at ($0.72). Dillard’s posted earnings of ($0.58) per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 10.3%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, August 9th.

  • [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.
    Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW) shares gained 30.36 percent to $3.65.
    Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XTNT) shares jumped 25.6 percent to $7.4701 after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for InTice™-C Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody System.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares surged 20 percent to $2.495.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) surged 17.04 percent to $2.61.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 15 percent to $8.32 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the development of next generation interactive educational activities.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) gained 15 percent to $3.39.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 13.7 percent to $49.64. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    FRONTEO, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEO) shares rose 11.8 percent to $20.956.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares jumped 11.1 percent to $3.38.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) rose 10.6 percent to $7.41.
    NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares gained 9 percent to $2.32.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) rose 7.6 percent to $24.19. Northcoast Research upgraded Kelly Services from Neutral to Buy.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $33.70. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) gained 5.5 percent to $32.56. KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx from Sector Weight to Overweight.
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:

Top Oil Stocks To Watch Right Now: Payment Data Systems, Inc.(PYDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ: EEFT) and Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Net 1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ: UEPS) and Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ: EEFT) and Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Top Oil Stocks To Watch Right Now: Calamos Global Total Return Fund(CGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cogeco Inc. (TSE:CGO) hit a new 52-week low on Monday . The stock traded as low as C$58.08 and last traded at C$58.12, with a volume of 14200 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at C$58.35.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now

Since Last Time

I have taken a long break since I last wrote on my favorite holding, Career Education Corporation (CECO). Every article I’ve written has received, at best, a lukewarm response. Few seem interested, least of which Wall Street. On the last two earnings calls, no analysts were present. The company continues to get no serious research; almost nobody but myself actually writes anything publicly on it.

Despite that, the stock is up significantly over its peers, over the market as a whole, remains well undervalued, and should continue trending higher in the near term. To put a few numbers to this. Since I began following the company five years ago, Career Education has performed 4x better than the Dow, 2.5x better than the NASDAQ (which itself has been nothing short of hot), and as for its other peers’ five-year performance. See chart.

CECO ATGE STRA CPLA BPI APEI 354% 49% 91% 192% -6% -23%

And it is not as if analysts don’t follow the education space. Every one of these other firms gets significant interest from Wall Street analysts both big and small. Nor is it that Career Education is too small to follow. In fact, it is one of the biggest companies in the space.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: A V Homes, Inc.(AVHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of AV Homes (NASDAQ:AVHI) have soared today, up by 29% as of 1:40 p.m. EDT, after the company announcedit was being acquired. Larger homebuilder Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE:TMHC) is scooping up AV Homes in a $1 billion deal.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: MISONIX Inc.(MSON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MISONIX (NASDAQ:MSON) posted its earnings results on Monday. The medical equipment provider reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $12.44 million during the quarter. MISONIX had a negative net margin of 28.12% and a negative return on equity of 11.13%.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Dillard's, Inc.(DDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    On Monday, top department store stocks including Macy’s (NYSE:M), Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS), Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS), and J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) lost roughly 3% to 4%. The catalyst was a negative analyst report.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brokerages forecast that Dillard’s, Inc. (NYSE:DDS) will announce ($0.41) earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for Dillard’s’ earnings, with estimates ranging from ($0.51) to ($0.28). Dillard’s posted earnings per share of ($0.58) in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 29.3%. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings report on Thursday, August 9th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wall Street brokerages predict that Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) will post earnings of ($0.52) per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for Dillard’s’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.31) and the lowest estimate coming in at ($0.72). Dillard’s posted earnings of ($0.58) per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 10.3%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, August 9th.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    In this episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods, Vincent Shen and senior Motley Fool contributor Adam Levine-Weinberg dive into the latest developments fromMacy’s(NYSE:M), Kohl’s(NYSE:KSS), and Dillard’s(NYSE:DDS), which have all enjoyed bullish rallies of 30% in the past month.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Netflix, Inc.(NFLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Streaming giant Netflix (NFLX) is gearing up for its earnings results on April 16. It’s hard to forget the mind-blowing performance the stock put in with its fourth-quarter earnings reports in January. Subscriber additions blew past the expected growth targets both internationally and in the U.S. Now investors are wondering- is a repeat performance possible?

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of news 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Netflix earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the Internet television network an impact score of 45.8179078714349 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.

  • [By ]

    Netflix (NFLX) reports earnings Monday after the bell, and the industry is looking for $0.63 in earnings per share. However, technical analysis tells us to trade cautiously.

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    Actually, Netflix (NFLX) is a beast per this Periscope dropped by yours truly right after the numbers hit the wires. Netflix gave every growth investor (and the bulls on the broader market) exactly what they were looking for in the first quarter:

Best Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Veritiv Corporation(VRTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o

10 Stocks To Watch For May 17, 2018

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

Wall Street expects Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $120.51 billion before the opening bell. Walmart shares gained 1 percent to $86.99 in after-hours trading.
Analysts expect Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) to post quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $4.45 billion after the closing bell. Applied Materials shares rose 0.15 percent to $55.25 in after-hours trading.
Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) reported downbeat results for its second quarter. Comps were down 0.1 percent in the quarter. The company sees third-quarter comps coming in flat to up 1 percent. Jack in the Box shares dropped 3.03 percent to $88.60 in the after-hours trading session.
Before the opening bell, Dillard's, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $1.46 billion. Dillard's shares rose 0.14 percent to $72.10 in after-hours trading.
Analysts are expecting Childrens Place Inc (NASDAQ: PLCE) to have earned $2.21 per share on revenue of $444.14 million in the latest quarter. Childrens Place will release earnings before the markets open. Childrens Place shares gained 0.29 percent to $138.40 in after-hours trading.

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Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) reported better-than-expected results for its third quarter. The company sees fourth quarter earnings in the range of 68 cents-70 cents with sales growth of 4-6 percent. Cisco shares declined 3.57 percent to $43.55 in the after-hours trading session.
After the markets close, Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion. Nordstrom shares rose 0.08 percent to $51.09 in after-hours trading.
Landcadia Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LCA) and Waitr announced plans to merge, under which Landcadia would buy Waitr for $308 million. Landcadia shares rose 0.99 percent to $10.20 in after-hours trading.
Analysts expect J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) to report quarterly loss at $0.2 per share on revenue of $2.63 billion before the opening bell. J. C. Penney shares fell 0.65 percent to $3.05 in after-hours trading.
Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ: ACXM) reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter, but issued weak FY19 guidance. Acxiom shares dipped 10.01 percent to $24.80 in the after-hours trading session.

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LM Ericsson Telephone (ERIC)

Welcome. In this article I will give the dollar and cents reasons for how come ERIC looks like a relative bargain in today’s marketplace.

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In the trailing ten years ERIC has earned their market cap in free cash flow. This is a signal the company may be undervalued. If ERIC can repeat the performance and earn over $19B in the coming ten years. In a market where many companies are being valued at twice or three times as much free cash flow as they’ve generated over the trailing ten years, this factor alone makes ERIC a relative bargain.

Best Undervalued Stocks For 2018: FIRST REPUBLIC BANK(FRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $22.51 billion.
    Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.26 per share on revenue of $17.71 billion.
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.65 per share on revenue of $25.61 billion.
    PNC Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE: PNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.02 per share on revenue of $4.00 billion.
    First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.1 per share on revenue of $675.70 million.
    First Horizon National Corp (NYSE: FHN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $337.89 million.

     

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) to report quarterly earnings at $1.26 per share on revenue of $17.71 billion before the opening bell. Citigroup shares rose 0.30 percent to $67.22 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) to have earned $1.65 per share on revenue of $25.61 billion in the latest quarter. JPMorgan will release earnings before the markets open. JPMorgan shares gained 0.48 percent to $93.55 in after-hours trading.
    Cyberark Software Ltd (NASDAQ: CYBR) lowered its guidance for the second quarter. The company now expects total revenue of $57.0 million to $57.5 million, versus earlier guidance of $61.0 million to $62.0 million. Cyberark shares dipped 17.65 percent to $42.00 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the opening bell, First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.1 per share on revenue of $675.70 million. First Republic Bank shares dropped 0.80 percent to close at $101.35 on Thursday.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Commerce Bank lessened its stake in shares of First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) by 76.8% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 56,614 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 187,752 shares during the period. Commerce Bank’s holdings in First Republic Bank were worth $5,243,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Apartment Investment and Management Company(AIV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) sunk to the bottom of the S&P 500–narrowly beating out Apartment Investment and Management (AIV)–as the parent company of the Food Network and other channels gave back a chunk of its post-elections gains.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Apartment Investment & Management (AIV) tumbled today, as the weakness in real-estate investment trusts following Donald Trump’s surprise election continued today. It was the second-biggest loser in the S&P 500 today.

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    Shares of Apartment Investment & Management dropped 4.1% to $41.03 today, while the Real Estate SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR) fell 1.1% to $90.03. The S&P 500 rose rose 0.8% to 2,180.39.

    In a note released yesterday, Raymond James analyst Buck Horne and team cut their price target on Apartment Investment & Management to $50 from $50, even as they maintained their Strong Buy rating. They explain why:

    Prefacing our comment qualifying the significant economic uncertainties that have arisen post Tuesdays election, we are maintaining our Strong Buy rating onApartment Investment & Management shares while slightly adjusting our target price (to $50 from $52) and net-asset-value estimate (down $1 to $48.51/share). These adjustments are solely to reflect slightly more conservatism in our cap rate assumptions following the post-election interest rate shifts. We continue to find Apartment Investment & Managements risk/reward profile compelling in this environment as its diversified class B-priced portfolio should prove more resilient to supply pressures and benefit from the growing shortage of affordable workforce housing. In an inflationary environment with potentially declining housing affordability, we are particularly attracted to Aimcos price points, demographics, and balance sheet full of long-dated, non-recourse, fixed rate leverage.

    Apartment Investment & Management reported net income of $67 million on sales of $978 million in 2015.

Best Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Dillard's, Inc.(DDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Some reasons for my bearishness on retail stocks:

    Higher Energy Prices. Oil prices have rallied dramatically and back to 2014 levels, rising from about $35 a barrel in early 2016 to around $67 Thursday. That’s bad news for U.S. retailers, as rising oil prices historically squeeze consumer disposable incomes. That’s one reason why I’ve been consistently raising my short exposure to retail and plan to continue doing so. Shaky Same-Store Sales Growth. Recent improvements to same-store sales at Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) , Urban Outfitters (URBN) , Dillard’s (DDS) , Gap Inc. (GPS) and Macy’s (M) come against downgraded expectations, and might not be sustainable anyway. No Deal for Nordstrom (JWN) . The Nordstrom family has apparently abandoned plans to take its namesake company private. I had expressed concerns that this would happen. Higher Interest Rates. A rise in the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) has recently accelerated. That’s bad news for retailers, as many variable-rate consumer debts (particularly mortgages) key off of the LIBOR. This will likely put a damper on mortgage refinancings — something that many see as an important ingredient for personal-consumption expenditures.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of The Bon-Ton Stores having two spikes while it along withlarge cap Macy’s, Inc (NYSE: M) and mid capDillard’s, Inc (NYSE: DDS) have posted large declines last year that may or may not have leveled off andsmall cap J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE: JCP) has at least stopped the bleeding:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    On Monday, top department store stocks including Macy’s (NYSE:M), Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS), Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS), and J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) lost roughly 3% to 4%. The catalyst was a negative analyst report.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of The Bon-Ton Stores spiking twice in 2013 and largely falling off since then while large cap Macy’s, Inc (NYSE: M) andsmall capDillard’s, Inc (NYSE: DDS)began falling off in 2015 andsmall cap J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE: JCP) was crushed much earlier:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of The Bon-Ton Stores spiking twice in 2013 and has been falling off for a longer period of time thanlarge cap Macy’s, Inc (NYSE: M) andsmall capDillard’s, Inc (NYSE: DDS)whilesmall cap J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE: JCP) was crushed much earlier: