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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Lincoln Educational Services Corporation(LINC)

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”, “we” “our” and “us”, as applicable) provide diversified career-oriented post-secondary education to recent high school graduates and working adults. We currently operate 31 schools in 15 states and offer programs in automotive technology, skilled trades (which include HVAC, welding and computerized numerical control and electronic systems technology, among other programs), healthcare services (which include nursing, dental assistant, medical administrative assistant and pharmacy technician, among other programs), hospitality services (which include culinary, therapeutic massage, cosmetology and aesthetics) and business and information technology (which includes information technology and criminal justice programs).   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    OneSmart International Edun Gr (NYSE:ONE) and Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ:LINC) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and dividends.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Lincoln Educational Services Co. (NASDAQ:LINC) – Equities research analysts at Barrington Research cut their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Lincoln Educational Services in a report released on Wednesday, May 9th. Barrington Research analyst A. Paris. Jr now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.02) for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of ($0.01). Barrington Research has a “Buy” rating and a $2.50 price target on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Lincoln Educational Services’ FY2018 earnings at ($0.14) EPS.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd.(IGLD)

Internet Gold – Golden Lines Ltd. provides communications services in Israel. It operates through Domestic Fixed-Line Communications, Cellular Communications, International Communications and Internet Services, Multi-Channel Television, and Others segments. The company offers basic telephony services and associated value-added services, as well as toll free numbers to business customers; various transmission and data communication services to business customers and other telecommunication operators; various services to other communications operators; infrastructure services; and radio broadcasting services, as well as performs setup and operational work on networks and sub-networks for various customers. It also provides voice, data, text messaging, and multimedia services, as well as international roaming services; various types of cellular handsets, car telephones, hands-free devices, modems, laptop computers, and tablets as well as related support services; Internet services to private and business customers, including terminal equipment and support; international telephony services; and data, and information and communication technology services. In addition, the company offers multi-channel satellite pay television broadcast services; and maintenance and development services for communications infrastructures. Further, it is involved in the operation of customer call centers; and supply and maintenance of equipment on customer premises. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Ramat Gan, Israel. Internet Gold – Golden Lines Ltd. is a subsidiary of Eurocom Communications Ltd.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Internet Gold Golden Lines (NASDAQ:IGLD) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Internet Gold Golden Lines earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.7616640405736 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: CenturyLink, Inc.(CTL)

CenturyLink, Inc. provides various communications services to residential, business, wholesale, and governmental customers in the United States. It operates through two segments, Business and Consumer. The company offers high-speed Internet services, which allow customers to connect to the Internet through their existing telephone lines or fiber-optic cables; multi-protocol label switching, a data networking technology to support real-time voice and video; and private line services for the transmission of data between sites. It also provides Ethernet services, including point-to-point and multi-point equipment configurations that facilitate data transmissions across metropolitan areas and wide area networks (WAN); colocation services that enable its customers to install their own information technology (IT) equipment; and managed hosting services comprising cloud and traditional computing, application management, back-up, storage, and other services. In addition, the company offers video entertainment services and satellite digital television; Voice over Internet Protocol, a real-time, two-way voice communication service; and managed services that consist of network, hosting, cloud, and IT services. Further, it provides local calling, long-distance voice, integrated services digital network, WAN, and switched access services; and data integration, which includes the sale of telecommunications equipment and providing network management, installation, and maintenance of data equipment, and the building of proprietary fiber-optic broadband networks. Additionally, the company leases and subleases space in its office buildings, warehouses, and other properties. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 6 million high-speed Internet subscribers and 285 thousand television subscribers; and operated 59 data centers in North America, Europe, and Asia. CenturyLink, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Shares of CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL), a global communications and IT services company, fell 13.9% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the company reported its fourth-quarter 2018 results. Investors weren’t happy that the company’s revenue declined on a year-over-year basis and that it posted a loss — and they really didn’t like the fact that CenturyLink cut its annual dividend.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo, Chuck Saletta, and Daniel Miller]

    That’s not always the case, though. An above-average yield can also be an indicator that all’s not right for a business. Carefully selecting which stocks make the cut as part of a high-yield portfolio is an important step. Three Foolish contributors are here to help. They think CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL), Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI), and Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) are worth considering.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Celanese Corporation(CE)

In this Annual Report on Form 10-K, the term “Celanese” refers to Celanese Corporation, a Delaware corporation, and not its subsidiaries. The terms “Company,” “we,” “our” and “us” refer to Celanese and its subsidiaries on a consolidated basis. The term “Celanese US” refers to the Company’s subsidiary, Celanese US Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, and not its subsidiaries. Industry This Annual Report on Form 10-K includes industry data obtained from industry publications and surveys as well as our own internal company surveys. Third-party industry publications, surveys and forecasts generally state that the information contained therein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable. Overview We are a global technology and specialty materials company.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC decreased its stake in shares of Celanese Co. (NYSE:CE) by 9.5% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 5,250 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 550 shares during the quarter. Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Celanese were worth $472,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Parallel Advisors LLC Has $117,000 Stake in Celanese Co. (CE)” was reported by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this story on another website, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of international trademark and copyright laws. The correct version of this story can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4159512/parallel-advisors-llc-has-117000-stake-in-celanese-co-ce.html.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Luminus Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Celanese Co. (NYSE:CE) by 94.8% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 90,560 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 44,060 shares during the period. Luminus Management LLC’s holdings in Celanese were worth $10,058,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: MIND C.T.I. Ltd.(MNDO)

MIND C.T.I. Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, implements, and markets real-time and off-line billing and customer care software solutions in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe, and Israel. The company offers billing and customer care solution that supports services, such as voice, data, and content services, as well as prepaid, postpaid, and pay-in-advance payment models in a single platform. Its solution also includes a workflow engine to support the implementation of business processes, including subscriber registration, order management, trouble ticket, and debt collection; and an integral point of sale solution that covers all dealer, store and cashier management, and sales processes. In addition, the company offers professional services comprising installation, turnkey project implementation services, customer support, training and maintenance services, software and process customization, and project management, as well as managed services, including day to day billing operational tasks primarily to its billing and customer care customers. Further, it provides call management systems comprising PhonEX and MEIPS, which collects, records, and stores call information in a customized database; and enterprise software products, such as PhonEX-Ten and PhonEX-ONE that are used by corporations for telecom expense management, call accounting, traffic analysis, and fraud detection. The company offers its products directly; and through network equipment vendors and systems integrators, and resellers primarily to communication providers, such as traditional wireline and wireless, voice over IP, broadband IP network operators, LTE operators, cable operators, and mobile virtual network operators. MIND C.T.I. Ltd. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Yokneam Illit, Israel.

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Leidos Holdings, Inc.(LDOS)

Leidos Holdings, Inc., an applied technology company, delivers solutions and services in the national security, health, and engineering markets in the United States and internationally. The company’s National Security Solutions segment offers solutions and systems for air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace for the U.S. intelligence community, the U.S. department of defense, military services, the U.S. department of homeland security, and government agencies of U.S. allies abroad, as well as to other federal, civilian, and commercial customers in the national security industry. Its solutions offer technology, intelligence systems, command and control, data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, and intelligence analysis and operations support services to critical missions. The Health and Engineering segment offers electronic health record (EHR) system and behavior health services; implements and optimizes EHR systems at commercial hospitals; and provides life science research and development support services. This segment also offers process industries engineering services and solutions to mid-tier refineries and industrial companies; security products, services, and solutions; power grid engineering services and solutions; federal environmental and engineering services; and transaction and asset valuation services for the power industry. The Corporate and Other segment engages in the real estate management activities. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) reported fourth-quarter earnings up more than 25% year over year and above analyst consensus, but the results were met with yawns from investors due to the company’s tepid initial commentary on 2019.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    The $3 billion competition, which includes management and maintenance of a range of navy and marine networks, will pit Perspecta against two of the largest government IT vendors, Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) and the recently bulked-up IT arm of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD). This is a business where scale is vitally important, potentially putting Perspecta in a difficult position.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    The Office of Naval Research said the Sea Hunter, a 132-foot-long trimaran designed by Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS), completed the mission without a crew save for short boardings from an escort vessel to monitor electrical and propulsion systems. The voyage was part of a series of tests begun in 2016 and expected to extend through the rest of the year.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Since the beginning of 2016, Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) acquired the IT business of Lockheed Martin for $4.6 billion, General Dynamics paid $9.7 billion for CSRA, and more recently, Science Applications International Corporation acquired Engility Holdings.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: CDK Global, Inc.(CDK)

CDK Global, Inc., incorporated on May 6, 2014, is a provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. The Company’s segments include Retail Solutions North America, Advertising North America and CDK International. As of June 30, 2016, the Company provided solutions to dealers in approximately 100 countries around the world, covering over 27,000 retail locations and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Its solutions automate and integrate all parts of the buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles. The Company serves franchised independent automotive retailers in North America and internationally. It sells data management, business intelligence, benchmarking and dealer management systems (DMS) integration services to OEMs.

The Company provides various services, such as front office/vehicle sales solutions, fixed operations solutions, customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, financial management solutions, document management solutions, network management solutions, integrated telephony management solutions, data management and business intelligence solutions, implementation and training solutions, customer support and professional services. DMSs are enterprise technology solutions that provide an integrated suite of features and services that enable its customers to manage the information systems and process workflows involved in running automotive retail operations. Its DMSs are integrated with OEM data processing systems that enable automotive retailers to order vehicles and parts, receive vehicle records, process warranties, and check recall campaigns and service bulletins.

The Company’s suite of Front Office/Vehicle Sales Solutions helps automotive retailers streamline the vehicle inventory, sales, and finance and insurance (F&I) process. Its solutions integrate new and us! ed vehicle sales workflows with supporting services to deliver retail transactions. In addition, the Company provides automotive retailers with tools to help them purchase, stock and price new and used vehicle inventory. Its Fixed Operations Solutions help automotive retailers to manage the parts and service profit center of dealerships, including customer targeting appointment scheduling, on-site workflow and billing. Its CRM Solutions provide automotive retailers the ability to manage leads for vehicle sales, parts and services while automating business development processes and managing marketing campaigns for customers.

The Company delivers multi-company accounting capabilities in its North American and international DMSs. In addition to the finance and accounting capabilities in its DMSs, the Company provides Financial Management Solutions for automotive retailers in North America. Its Document Management Solutions address the needs of complex sales processes that require multiple certifications and contracts across its customers’ retail operations. It also provides electronic contracting and signature capabilities that comply with state and federal guidelines for automobile sales and financing. It offers a range of wired and wireless network solutions to support retailer connectivity and security efforts. Its Network Management Solutions deliver the connectivity and dependability required for automotive retailers to conduct their operations while helping to protect their information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure and disruption.

The Company provides Integrated Telephony Solutions that allow automotive retailers to connect and communicate through presence, instant messaging, voice and video. Its Integrated Telephony Management Solutions are integrated with its DMSs, Front Office/Vehicle Sales Solutions, Fixed Operations Solutions and CRM Solutions. It provides a portfolio of solutions that enable automotive retailers, OEMs and other participants in the a! utomotive! retail industry to solve problems associated with the fragmented systems and data across the industry. In addition, the Company provides data integration capabilities that link disparate industry systems and provide them with the ability to exchange data. Its Implementation and Training Solutions are designed to deliver and configure technology and to develop end user utilization skills and productivity. It provides a range of support services to its customers around the world.

The Company provides consulting services to its customers, offering analysis and recommendations for optimizing automotive retail processes. The Company offers an Internet content delivery platform that delivers content to consumers on their device of choice in a manner that is coordinated across national, regional and local entities. The content platform is offered with a range of solutions, such as advanced design customization and merchandising features, visitor personalization, premium search engine optimization, reputation management, and social media marketing. Its Website services include development, management and hosting of Websites, and related consulting.

Retail Solutions North America

Through its Retail Solutions North America segment, the Company provides technology-based solutions, including automotive Website platforms, that help automotive retailers, OEMs and other industry participants manage the acquisition, sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles. In addition to providing solutions to retailers and manufacturers of automobiles, the Company also provides solutions to retailers and manufacturers of heavy trucks, construction equipment, agricultural equipment, motorcycles, boats, and other marine and recreational vehicles.

Advertising North America

Through its Advertising North America segment, the Company provides advertising solutions, including management of digital advertising spend, for OEMs and automotive r! etailers.! These solutions provide a coordinated offering across multiple marketing channels to help achieve customer marketing and sales objectives and coordinate execution between OEMs and their retailer networks.

CDK International

Through its CDK International segment, the Company provides technology-based solutions similar to the retail solutions provided in its Retail Solutions North America segment in approximately 100 countries outside of the United States (U.S.) and Canada. Customers of CDK International segment include automotive retail dealers and OEMs across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

The Company competes with Reynolds and Reynolds Company, Cox Automotive, Auto/Mate, AutoSoft, First Look, Market Scan Information Systems, StoneEagle Group, Computerized Vehicle Registration, Inc., ELS, MVSC, TitleTec, RouteOne LLC and Dominion Enterprises.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Ace Limited(ACE)

Chubb Ltd, formerly ACE Ltd, incorporated on July 18, 2008, is a Switzerland-based insurance and reinsurance company. The Company offers commercial insurance products and service offerings, such as risk management programs, loss control and engineering and complex claims management. It provides specialized insurance products to niche areas, such as aviation and energy. It also offers personal lines insurance coverage, including homeowners, automobile, valuables, umbrella liability and recreational marine products. In addition, it supplies personal accident, supplemental health and life insurance to individuals in select countries. The Company’s segments include Insurance – North American P&C, Insurance – North American Agriculture, Insurance – Overseas General, Global Reinsurance and Life.

Overseas General Insurance

Overseas General Insurance comprises the Company’s retail broker-distributed property and casualty insurance business outside of North America, and Chubb Global Markets, the Company’s international excess and surplus lines wholesale business, including both its Lloyd’s and London company market operations. These businesses covers commercial property, casualty, professional lines, marine, energy, aviation, political risk and construction risk, as well as consumer-oriented products, such as accident and health, and traditional and specialty personal lines. It also includes the international operations of Combined Insurance, which provides specialty accident and supplemental health insurance products to middle-income consumers in Europe and Asia Pacific.

North American Insurance

The businesses of the North American Insurance segment serve clients ranging from the multinationals to mid-size and small businesses to high net worth individuals. North America Major Accounts, which distributes coverage through retail brokers, provides commercial property and casualty (P&C) insurance products to the corporate market in the United States and Canad! a. North America Commercial Insurance is the retail commercial P&C insurance business that serves the middle market in the United States and Canada. North America Retail Small Commercial is the retail commercial P&C insurance business that serves small commercial clients in the United States and Canada. North America Personal Risk Services provides individuals and families with homeowners, automobile, valuables, umbrella and recreational marine insurance. Westchester, a Chubb company, specializes in excess and surplus lines specialty products, including property, inland marine, casualty, professional lines, and environmental liability products distributed through wholesale brokers. Chubb Bermuda writes high-level excess liability, property, political risk, and directors and officers insurance around the world.

North American Agriculture

North American Agriculture comprises Rain and Hail, which provides multiple peril crop and crop-hail insurance distributed through a network of specialized agents; and Chubb Agribusiness, which offers farm and ranch property, as well as specialty P&C coverage distributed through brokers and agents for companies that manufacture, process and distribute agricultural products.

Global Reinsurance

Marketing its coverage around the world under the Chubb Tempest Re brand, the businesses of the Global Reinsurance segment provide a range of property and casualty reinsurance products to an array of primary insurers. Its business units include Chubb Tempest Re Bermuda, Chubb Tempest Re USA, Chubb Tempest Re Canada, and Chubb Tempest Re International, which offers P&C reinsurance operations based in London and Zurich. Chubb Tempest Re also has operations in China and Brazil through Lloyd’s.

Life

Chubb Life provides traditional life insurance protection and savings products to the individuals and groups primarily in Asia and Latin America. The segment also includes the North American operations of Combined ! Insurance! , which distribute specialty individual accident and supplemental health insurance products through captive agents to middle-income consumers in the United States and Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ace (CURRENCY:ACE) traded 3.5% lower against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 21:00 PM E.T. on March 1st. Ace has a market capitalization of $1.15 million and $364,742.00 worth of Ace was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Ace token can currently be purchased for $0.12 or 0.00001606 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last week, Ace has traded up 2.4% against the US dollar.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ace (CURRENCY:ACE) traded 3.5% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM ET on February 19th. Over the last week, Ace has traded up 2.4% against the US dollar. One Ace token can now be bought for approximately $0.12 or 0.00001606 BTC on exchanges. Ace has a market capitalization of $1.15 million and $364,742.00 worth of Ace was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ACE (TokenStars) (CURRENCY:ACE) traded 10.1% higher against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 21:00 PM ET on October 13th. One ACE (TokenStars) token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0571 or 0.00000912 BTC on exchanges. ACE (TokenStars) has a market capitalization of $666,377.00 and $320,387.00 worth of ACE (TokenStars) was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last seven days, ACE (TokenStars) has traded 19.7% lower against the dollar.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: US Ecology, Inc.(ECOL)

US Ecology, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides environmental services to commercial and government entities in the United States. It operates in two segments, Environmental Services; and Field & Industrial Services. The Environmental Services segment offers hazardous material management services, including transportation, recycling, treatment, and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste at its landfill, wastewater, and other treatment facilities. The Field & Industrial Services segment provides packaging and collection of hazardous waste; on-site management, waste characterization, and transportation and disposal of non-hazardous and hazardous waste at customer sites; and high-pressure and chemical cleaning, centrifuge and materials processing, tank cleaning, decontamination, remediation, transportation, spill cleanup and emergency response, and other services. It serves oil refineries, chemical production plants, steel mills, electric utilities, real estate developers, waste brokers/aggregators serving small manufacturers, and other industrial customers. The company was formerly known as American Ecology Corporation and changed its name to US Ecology, Inc. in February 2010. US Ecology, Inc. was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $70.80.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(AMAG)

AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, provides products and services with a focus on maternal health, anemia management, and cancer supportive care in the United States. It markets Makena, a hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection to reduce the risk of preterm birth in women pregnant with a single baby who have a history of singleton spontaneous preterm birth; Feraheme (ferumoxytol) injection for use as an intravenous (IV) iron replacement therapy for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in adult patients with chronic kidney disease; and MuGard Mucoadhesive Oral Wound Rinse for the management of oral mucocitis/stomatiits and various types of oral wounds. The company also offers Cord Blood Registry services that are related to the collection, processing, and storage of umbilical cord blood and cord tissue units. In addition, it has a license agreement with Velo to acquire the rights to digoxin immune fab, a polyclonal antibody in clinical development for the treatment of severe preeclampsia in pregnant women. The company sells Feraheme to authorized wholesalers and specialty distributors. AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAG) – Analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald decreased their FY2019 EPS estimates for AMAG Pharmaceuticals in a research note issued on Tuesday, February 12th. Cantor Fitzgerald analyst M. Lillis now expects that the specialty pharmaceutical company will post earnings per share of ($1.56) for the year, down from their prior estimate of ($1.41). Cantor Fitzgerald has a “Neutral” rating on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAG) – Investment analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies issued their Q1 2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of AMAG Pharmaceuticals in a research report issued on Thursday, February 7th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst C. Raymond anticipates that the specialty pharmaceutical company will earn ($0.68) per share for the quarter. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for AMAG Pharmaceuticals’ Q2 2020 earnings at ($0.74) EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at ($0.77) EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at ($0.74) EPS.

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    AMAG Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AMAG) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 7, 2019 8:00 a.m. ET

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Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: US Ecology, Inc.(ECOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $70.80.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL) Director Daniel Fox sold 900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.15, for a total value of $64,935.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 5,140 shares in the company, valued at $370,851. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Thursday.

    Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of US Ecology from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, April 12th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of US Ecology from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 10th. Finally, UBS Group started coverage on shares of US Ecology in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. They issued a sell rating and a $55.00 price target on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $58.80.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    US Ecology Inc  (NASDAQ:ECOL)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 22, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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    Operator

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: CRB Futures Index(CR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Crew Energy Inc (TSE:CR) – Cormark issued their Q1 2020 EPS estimates for shares of Crew Energy in a research note issued on Tuesday, March 5th. Cormark analyst A. Arif expects that the company will earn $0.06 per share for the quarter. Cormark also issued estimates for Crew Energy’s Q2 2020 earnings at $0.02 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.02 EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at $0.03 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) by 2.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 4,303,084 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after acquiring an additional 93,264 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned 7.21% of Crane worth $399,069,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Crew Energy (TSE:CR) had its price objective lowered by equities research analysts at Canaccord Genuity from C$4.50 to C$4.00 in a report issued on Tuesday. Canaccord Genuity’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 101.01% from the stock’s previous close.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(ALXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Three biotech stocks that have profited tremendously from their virtual monopolies are Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALXN), BioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:BMRN), and Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX). Do these biotechs’ market positions make them winners for investors over the long run?

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    Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN) is a U.S. pharma stock best known for its development of rare blood disorder drug Soliris. So far this drug has proved extremely successful. And now, the company is looking to expand into further treatment opportunities. The company is on the verge of snapping up Sweden’s Wilson Therapeutics for $855 million, further boosting (and diversifying) its rare disease lineup.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) gapped up before the market opened on Tuesday after Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on the stock from $130.00 to $136.00. The stock had previously closed at $127.35, but opened at $128.69. Stifel Nicolaus currently has a hold rating on the stock. Alexion Pharmaceuticals shares last traded at $128.94, with a volume of 50491 shares.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    WARNING: “AGF Investments Inc. Takes $443,000 Position in Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN)” was reported by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece on another website, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of U.S. and international trademark & copyright law. The legal version of this piece can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4188611/agf-investments-inc-takes-443000-position-in-alexion-pharmaceuticals-inc-alxn.html.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTX) is breaking out from a bullish continuation pattern after completing a 2-year+ consolidation bottom. Upside is seen to the $200 area. Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ: CELG), Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN), and Incyte Corp. (NASDAQ: INCY) have weaker technical patterns and may have further downside risks. BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) is forming a potential bearish top – a move below $77.98 would open $71 to the $60 area.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Boosted by Analyst (ALXN) (americanbankingnews.com) What to Expect from Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ Q2 2018 Earnings (finance.yahoo.com) Why Most Analysts Recommend a ‘Buy’ for Alexion Stock (finance.yahoo.com) Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ Diversification Strategy Makes It A Solid Buy For 2018 (seekingalpha.com) Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday (americanbankingnews.com)

    ALXN opened at $135.16 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $30.06 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.19, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.21 and a beta of 1.08. Alexion Pharmaceuticals has a fifty-two week low of $102.10 and a fifty-two week high of $149.34. The company has a current ratio of 3.35, a quick ratio of 2.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: MutualFirst Financial Inc.(MFSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on MutualFirst Financial (MFSF)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on MutualFirst Financial (MFSF)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:MFSF) – Stock analysts at DA Davidson increased their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of MutualFirst Financial in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, July 30th. DA Davidson analyst K. Reevey now forecasts that the bank will earn $0.68 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.62. DA Davidson has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. DA Davidson also issued estimates for MutualFirst Financial’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.69 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.55 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.79 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about MutualFirst Financial (NASDAQ:MFSF) has trended somewhat negative recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. MutualFirst Financial earned a news impact score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 47.9474560000459 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.(RARE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:RARE) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Ultragenyx launched its second drug, Crysvita, in the United States to treat X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) in April. We are optimistic on the drug’s uptake. The drug was also approved in the EU in February on a conditional basis. In May, the company announced positive phase II data from the drug in pediatric setting, but according to the FDA those were not sufficient to support an NDA. Thus, the company is in discussions with FDA and EMA, which would provide further clarity regarding whether an additional study would be required for the approval. The company also remains focused on its two-gene therapy programs — DTX301 for ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency and DTX401 for glycogen storage disease type Ia. However, developmental or regulatory setbacks could result in higher operating expenses and the need for additional capital. Loss estimates have narrowed ahead of  Q3 earnings release.”

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE) is expected to report Phase 2 data from all its tumor-induced osteomalacia patients. Shares of Ultragenyx closed Friday at $76.87, in a 52-week range of $41.67 to $86.10 and with a consensus analyst target of $68.74.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:RARE) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Monday.

    A number of other brokerages have also recently weighed in on RARE. JPMorgan Chase restated an overweight rating and issued a $66.00 price objective (down from $68.00) on shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. Evercore ISI upgraded shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from an in-line rating to an outperform rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Stifel Nicolaus restated a buy rating and issued a $74.00 price objective (down from $85.00) on shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 4th. Finally, Wedbush reiterated a positive rating and set a $71.00 target price (up from $64.00) on shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and sixteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $69.76.

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now

DexCom, Inc.(NASDAQ:DXCM) is a medical device company that pioneered the development of continuous glucose monitors (CGM) used by diabetics to more accurately track their blood glucose levels and control their disease.

Founded in 1999, DexCom competes against industry titans Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) and Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT) in an addressable market that totals more than 30 million diabetics in the United States alone.

Given there are 1.5 million new cases of diabetes diagnosed every year in America, and the number of people with diabetes is expected to eclipse 50 million by 2030, does DexCom deserve to be a top stock for growth investors to buy?

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What is diabetes?

When functioning normally, the pancreas releases insulin after we eat to convert glucose into stored energy. However, in patients with diabetes, the pancreas either doesn’t produce any or enough insulin (type 1 diabetes) or the body has developed a resistance to the insulin it produces (type 2 diabetes).

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd.(HOLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market finally hit some resistance on Tuesday, giving up ground and breaking a long streak of consecutive advances for most major benchmarks. Market participants got spooked by a rise in interest rates, with 10-year Treasury yields once again climbing above the 3% mark and leading some to predict even steeper advances in the future. With budget deficits ballooning, higher interest expenses on the national debt could have a dramatic impact on the U.S. economy, especially if it lures investors away from high-flying stocks. Yet even amid the bond-driven downturn, some individual companies saw good news lift their shares. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE:VRX), Hollysys Automation Technologies (NASDAQ:HOLI), and Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    China’s Hollysys Automation Technologies (NASDAQ:HOLI) stock is up 14.3% as of 11:30 a.m. EDT, after hitting a high as much as 26% above yesterday’s close earlier this morning.

  • [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.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $3.10 billion.
    Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RXN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $551.94 million.
    Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $423.13 million.
    Switch, Inc. (NYSE: SWCH) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $99.83 million.
    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $579.85 million.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $119.06 million.
    Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $68.14 million.
    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRNA) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.87 million.
    VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $130.00 million.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $45.38 million.
    Restoration Robotics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIR) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.17 per share on revenue of $5.93 million.
    YogaWorks, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOGA) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.22 per share on revenue of

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: US Ecology, Inc.(ECOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL) shares hit a new 52-week high on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $63.83 and last traded at $63.55, with a volume of 668 shares. The stock had previously closed at $63.35.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Waste Management (NYSE: WM) and American Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Success can be defined as small wins that accumulate over time. That definition helps to put the slow-and-steady progress made by US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) in the first quarter of 2018 into perspective. Revenue and profits grew for both of the environmental services leader’s segments compared to the prior-year period, which resulted in another solid quarter.

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Regional Management Corp.(RM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Enova International (NYSE: ENVA) and Regional Management (NYSE:RM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Regional Management (NYSE:RM) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Saturday morning.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Regional Management from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $29.86.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Provident Financial (OTCMKTS: FPLPY) and Regional Management (NYSE:RM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Regional Management Corp (NYSE:RM) insider Basswood Capital Management, L bought 14,311 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 4th. The shares were bought at an average price of $36.58 per share, with a total value of $523,496.38. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: OneMain Holdings, Inc.(OMF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in shares of OneMain Holdings Inc (NYSE:OMF) by 18.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 59,772 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 9,479 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in OneMain were worth $1,790,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    OneMain (NYSE: OMF) and Provident Financial (OTCMKTS:FPLPY) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Anthem, Inc.(ANTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Antimatter (CURRENCY:ANTX) traded 10.9% lower against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on June 10th. One Antimatter coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.0001 or 0.00000002 BTC on exchanges. During the last seven days, Antimatter has traded 12.5% lower against the US dollar. Antimatter has a market cap of $0.00 and $7.00 worth of Antimatter was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Herman Miller, Inc.(MLHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    The week ahead is shortened by the July 4 holiday, but still includes a few big-name earnings reports that could move individual stocks. Below, we’ll preview what investors will be focusing on with these announcements fromHerman Miller(NASDAQ:MLHR), Acuity Brands(NYSE:AYI), and PriceSmart(NASDAQ:PSMT).

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of office furniture maker Herman Miller, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLHR) popped as much as 16% in early Tuesday trading, before retracing to about a 10.6% gain as of 1:25 p.m. EDT. Ending its fiscal year a bit early relative to the rest of Wall Street, Herman Miller reported fiscal Q4 2018 earnings last night that showed the company beating expectations with a $0.53 per share GAAP profit — $0.66 when adjusted for one-time items.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Herman Miller (NASDAQ:MLHR) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Friday morning.

    A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on MLHR. ValuEngine raised shares of Herman Miller from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Herman Miller from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Saturday, February 3rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $41.67.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks,Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) and Herman Miller (NASDAQ:MLHR)both rose after beating earnings expectations.

    Image source: Getty Images.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    MGMResorts International(NYSE:MGM)recently purchased Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway. The deal will allow the company to capitalize on the sports gambling craze. But there’s another company trading at an incredible discount that presents an amazing opportunity for investors.This is how you could make an easy 100% in the weeks ahead.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Monday
    Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) won Mexico’s presidential election last night. The new president is expected to inject a string of nationalist policies that counters U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent rhetoric on NAFTA and immigration. However, it’s uncertain to many how AMLO will specifically address the nation’s systemic violence, poverty, and economic distress. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the top business trade organization in the nation, has hit back on President Trump regarding tariffs. On Monday, the GOP-aligned business group launched a state-by-state campaign that will address rising costs of products to consumers due to tariffs and the potential impact on American jobs. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce was an adamant supporter of Trump’s tax policy. The White House has argued that billions of dollars in tariffs are needed to offset trade imbalances with China, the European Union, Mexico, and Canada. Tariffs on China will go into effect this week. Oil prices retreated Monday after both Russia and Saudi Arabia reported an uptick in production. Over the weekend, President Trump said that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud agreed to pump more oil, “maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels.” However, the White House promptly walked back those statements. Meanwhile, markets continue to monitor stalling economic growth across Asia and the ongoing trade spat between the United States and other nations. The latter could weigh heavily on crude prices.
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  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Venerable office interior furnishings giantHerman Miller Inc. (NASDAQ:MLHR) reports on its fiscal fourth quarter of 2018 on July 3. Management’s previously issued guidance aims for net sales of between $590 million and $610 million. Organic revenue growth is projected to hit 4% versus the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 at the midpoint of this range. Management anticipates diluted earnings per share (EPS) of between $0.49 and $0.53. Outside of the ever-present question of how the company will fare against its own financial targets, what should investors focus on? Below, I’ve briefly provided four key themes shareholders should watch when the company releases its earnings next week:

Best Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now

Be careful what you wish for.

Wall Street partied hard while President Trump pushed for huge business tax cuts that the economy didn’t really need. Tax cut euphoria carried the Dow a breathtaking 8,000 points to levels never seen before.

Now comes the hangover. Investors are remembering that giving lots of medicine to an already healthy economy can have side effects, namely inflation.

Those inflation fears are suddenly rocking Wall Street. They sent the Dow plummeting 1,800 points in just two trading days. The losses wiped out a quarter of the gains since Trump’s election.

For months, investors basically ignored the threat that the tax cuts might backfire, causing bond yields to spike and raising the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will have to raise interest rates faster to fight inflation.

“We have an infinite capacity for self-delusion as investors,” said Bruce McCain, chief investment strategist at Key Private Bank. “When we feel good, we don’t want to be bothered by reality.”

Best Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: KKR(KKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) : “I’m a buyer. I’ve respected them for generations. “

    Mitek Systems (MITK) : “This one is too speculative for me. I’d buy NVIDIA (NVDA) .”

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Spotify (SPOT) , Alkermes (ALKS) , Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) , Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) , Sorrento Therapeutics (SRNE) , NVIDIA (NVDA) , Nucor, Eli Lilly (LLY) and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) .

  • [By Tim Melvin]

    Much of my investing philosophy today was learned by studying KKR & Co. LP (NYSE: KKR), Bain Capital, and other private equity firms.

    Most of the firms collect a 2% management fee and a 20% incentive fee on realized profits.

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Best Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: Just Energy Group, Inc.(JE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: JE) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $873.77 million.

    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $34.49 million.

Best Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: US Ecology, Inc.(ECOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    US Ecology (NASDAQ: ECOL) and Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Success can be defined as small wins that accumulate over time. That definition helps to put the slow-and-steady progress made by US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) in the first quarter of 2018 into perspective. Revenue and profits grew for both of the environmental services leader’s segments compared to the prior-year period, which resulted in another solid quarter.

Best Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: MicroStrategy Incorporated(MSTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on MicroStrategy (MSTR)

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Best Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: Trina Solar Limited(TSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energo (CURRENCY:TSL) traded 2.8% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on April 22nd. In the last week, Energo has traded up 73.1% against the dollar. Energo has a total market capitalization of $24.76 million and approximately $956,466.00 worth of Energo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Energo token can now be bought for about $0.0425 or 0.00000481 BTC on popular exchanges including Gate.io, CoinEgg, Coinnest and Coinrail.

Best Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: Panasonic Corporation (PCRFY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    The production issue for batteries may improve with added input from partner Panasonic (OTCPK:PCRFY). They currently produce battery cells for Tesla in Nevada, and in Japan. At their recent earnings call CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga said they were looking at manufacturing battery cells at a new plant in China in conjunction with Tesla. They also predicted their automation energy business profit would double this year. This can be seen as a vote of confidence in Tesla and a bullish sign for Tesla stock. However, according to reports in the Nikkei Asian Review, there is as yet no definite commitment for a joint venture in China. Panasonic is the world’s largest battery supplier for EV’s.

  • [By ]

    CBAK is in a very competitive industry, as well as being small relative to its competitors. Among the Company’s competitors are giants like Panasonic (OTCPK:PCRFY) and Samsung (OTC:SSNLF), but overall it faces competition from Japan, Korea, and China. Although CBAK states that “we are able to leverage our low-cost advantage to compete favorably with our competitors”, it is hard to see that being the reality, especially when looking at the above gross margins. Still, the Company may enjoy lower labor costs, since it sources labor locally and apparently it has “higher consistency and safety in product quality, which enables us to compete favorably with local competitors”. But given the greater resources of at least some of its competitors and the constantly evolving dynamics of the industry, competition is surely a risk factor to consider.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    JOLED is a company that was established in 2014 by by Japan Display, Sony (NYSE:SNE) and Panasonic (OTCPK:PCRFY). And they are not the only ones:

    During an OLED display Seminar in Korea, UniJet’s CEO Kim Seok-Soon said that new advances in Ink-Jet printing technologies could enable displays that are over 500 PPI – and so make printing a viable technology to produce small and medium-sized OLED panels.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

I. Introduction – The Capital Raise Details

We begin with a quick review of the capital raise.

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) agreement with its underwriters called for issuance of 1,335,978 shares, with an over-allotment option of up to 200,281 shares, all to be sold at $262.

That option was exercised, so the total share issuance was 1,536,259, resulting in total proceeds (after costs) of $400 million.

Additionally, the underwriters agreed to sell $850 million of 2.375% convertible notes due March 15, 2022, with an over-allotment option for up to an additional 127.5 million of such notes.

It’s unclear whether or to what extent the underwriters have exercised the over-allotment options on the notes (and the option period runs through April 20).

Let’s assume the underwriters also exercise options on the notes. Tesla’s net proceeds from the notes would then be about $967 million, for total net proceeds (stock plus notes) of about $1.37 billion.

However, Tesla entered into hedges, courtesy of its investment banker underwriters, who are collecting trading fees and, most likely, are also the counterparties. Netting the costs and receipts from the hedging, the net cost of the hedges will be close to $150 million.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Methanex Corporation(MEOH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Back in February of last year, we suggested Methanex Corporation (MEOH), which ended up providing us with some pretty good gains in a fairly short amount of time, and based on what’s happening with the stock technically right now, it could be another gainer over the next several days to few weeks.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Advisors Preferred LLC bought a new stake in shares of Methanex (NASDAQ:MEOH) (TSE:MX) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 1,703 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $103,000.

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Methanex Corporation (NASDAQ: MEOH) has experienced some recent weakness, but according to the chart below the stock is still in a clear uptrend. Since experiencing a bullish crossover on March 16 following some consolidation, the stock is up 20 percent. Look out for its next earnings report on April 26. 

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: US Ecology, Inc.(ECOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    US Ecology (NASDAQ: ECOL) and Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Success can be defined as small wins that accumulate over time. That definition helps to put the slow-and-steady progress made by US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) in the first quarter of 2018 into perspective. Revenue and profits grew for both of the environmental services leader’s segments compared to the prior-year period, which resulted in another solid quarter.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Franco-Nevada Corporation(FNV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Gold streaming company Franco-Nevada Corporation (NYSE:FNV) offers investors a unique way to gain exposure to precious metals, but when you compare it to peers Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) and Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (NYSE:WPM)it looks relatively expensive. That said, if you are looking to gold for diversification you might still find that Franco-Nevada Corporation stock is a buy.

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    This list ranks gold dividend stocks in the mining sector by dividend yield. And it also includes one of our top gold stock recommendations of 2017…

    Gold Dividend Stock Share Price Year-to-Date Performance Dividend Yield (as of June 30)
    DRDGOLD Ltd. (NYSE ADR: DRD) $3.19 -39.7% 10.24%
    Sibanye Gold Ltd. (NYSE ADR: SBGL) $4.70 -33.4% 5.98%
    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE ADR: HMY) $1.62 -26.7% 4.56%
    Gold Fields Limited (NYSE ADR: GFI) $3.41 +13.3% 2.73%
    Randgold Resources Ltd. (Nasdaq ADR: GOLD) $87.68 +14.9% 1.89%
    Franco Nevada Corp. (NYSE: FNV) $72.39 +21.1% 1.27%
    Royal Gold Inc. (Nasdaq: RGLD) $76.85 +21.3% 1.25%
    Eldorado Gold Corp. (NYSE: EGO) $2.58 -19.9% 1.16%
    Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE: ABX) $15.90 -0.5% 0.75%
    Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG) $13.02 -4.4% 0.62%

    Six of the 10 gold stocks listed above have posted negative returns so far in 2017. The main reason behind their losses has to do with gold price volatility.

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    This list shows the top-performing gold stocks this month, which we’ll be watching in September 2017. While these stocks posted gains in August, we still aren’t recommending them. Instead, we’re going to show you Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth’s pick for the best gold stock to buy this year…

    Top Gold Stock Share Price August 2017 Gain
    Sibanye Gold Ltd. (NYSE ADR: SBGL) $6.35 +22.9%
    Iamgold Corp. (NYSE: IAG) $6.49 +20%
    Alamos Gold Inc. (NYSE: AGI) $8.17 +15.1%
    Franco Nevada Corp. (NYSE: FNV) $81.20 +11.6%
    Hudbay Minerals Inc. (NYSE: HBM) $8.70 +11.5%
    Gold Fields Ltd. (NYSE ADR: GFI) $4.42 +10.9%
    Randgold Resources Ltd. (Nasdaq ADR: GOLD) $101.90 +9.6%
    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE ADR: HMY) $1.97 +8.8%
    Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. (NYSE: AEM) $50.60 +8.4%
    Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE: AUY) $2.81 +7.9%

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Franco-Nevada (NYSE:FNV) went public in the U.S. market more than a decade ago, and over that time, the company has established itself as a major player in an important niche in the natural resources industry. Franco-Nevada neither mines gold nor drills for oil, but by helping to finance projects that mining companies and oil drillers want to pursue, it ensures it can get a cut of the profits. That’s been a winning business model lately, and throughout its history as a publicly traded company, Franco-Nevada has stood out for one thing that it’s done consistently well: paying and raising its dividend regularly over time.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ARP Americas LP cut its position in Franco-Nevada (NYSE:FNV) (TSE:FNV) by 35.9% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 7,441 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 4,167 shares during the period. ARP Americas LP’s holdings in Franco-Nevada were worth $507,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc.(BUFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid cap pet stock Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF)reportedQ1 2017 earnings after the market closed Tuesday.Net sales increased 7.9% to $302.0 million driven primarily by volume growth. Net sales of Dry Foods increased 6.4% to $245.2 million while net sales of Wet Foods, Treats and Other Products increased15.1% to $56.8 million. Net income increased 18.1% to $44.1 million and cash and cash equivalents were $338.2 million as of March31, 2017 versus $292.7 million as of December31, 2016. The CEO commented:

  • [By Monica Gerson] Related BUFF Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Crude Oil Rises 3.5%; Zagg Shares Fall Following Weak Q4 Results Mid-Day Market Update: Blue Buffalo Pet Products Rises Following Strong Q4 Results; Ocean Rig UDW Shares Slide Blue Buffalo Pet Products' (BUFF) CEO Kurt Schmidt on Q1 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)
    Related ARMK Earnings Scheduled For May 11, 2016 Earnings Scheduled For February 10, 2016

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

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Petmed Express giving a steady performance before jolting higher this yearand pet stock peerCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) also being agood performer while pet food stocks Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF) and Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) have not yet lived up to investor expectations:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Petmed Express and pet stock peerCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) being outstanding performers over the last year or two while pet food stocks Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF) and Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) have not yet lived up to investor expectations:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q3 2016 earnings report formid cap pet stock Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF)is scheduled for after the market closes onThursday (November 10th) with earnings beating expectations the last time around.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Vanguard Natural Resources LLC(VNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cameron Swinehart]

    Going forward I will be looking to add investments on my watchlist and trim other positions. It will be interesting to see how an overweight commodity portfolio will perform relative to the rest of the market.

     Cost Basis# SharesCurrent Price% of PortfolioCurrent ValueReturnMetal/Miners      Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHYS)$12.4985$11.043.75%$938.40-13.13%Sprott Physical Silver Trust (PSLV)$7.95125$8.744.37%$1,092.509.04%FreePort-McMoran (FCX)$31.6731$33.874.20%$1,049.976.50%Ishares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (RING)$13.0695$10.644.04%$1,010.80-22.74%Energy      Statoil ASA(STO)$21.7940$22.683.63%$907.203.92%Vanguard Natural Resources LLC (VNR)$27.5636$27.874.01%$1,003.321.11%ConocoPhillips (COP)$63.6822.43$71.006.37%$1,592.5310.31%Agriculture      CVR Partner LP (UAN)$26.3630.9$18.932.34%$584.94-39.25%Adecoagro$6.78125$7.443.72%$930.008.87%Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM)$34.8030$37.244.47%$1,117.206.55%Mixed Commodity      Powershares DB Commodity Index (DBC)$26.3540$25.954.15%$1,038.00-1.54%Sprott Resource Corp$3.34400$2.714.34%$1,084.00-23.25%    Total % of portfolio49.40%               Cost Basis12,666.00      Current Value12,348.86      Return-2.50%  Source: Investing For The Future Surge In Commodity Prices

    Disclosure: I am long ADM, FCX, UAN, AGRO, RING, VNR, SCPZF.PK, COP, DBC, PHYS, PSLV. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article. (More…)

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Pound/Rand(PX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The last twelve months haven’t been kind to Praxair (PX) and Air Products & Chemicals (APD), but UBS analyst John Roberts and team argue that’s about to change, as they upgrade their shares to Buy from Neutral arguing that their earnings can withstand a slowing global economy:

    In our view, the two stocks are more alike than different. NTM P/Es are within ~0.5 pts of each other. Both stocks have declined ~20% from their historical highs the largest corrections in 20+ years aside from the financial crisis…

    Industrial gas stocks have normally grown through changes in FX, oil & China demand within normal historical ranges. And investor concerns around China forAir Products & Chemicals may still prove much bigger than reality. Nevertheless, the combination of FX & oil sector impacts on Praxair, and FX & China issues for Air Products & Chemicals, have been much larger than previously seen. With oil already down, the dollar already appreciated, & China concerns already heightened we believe forward basis would appear to carry only normal risks (& lower if FX & oil are mean-reverting, which some theories support).

    Normal high single digit EPS growth projected for both in 2017 vs 2016: Four large firms serve 70%+ of the global merchant gas market, and price normally contributes ~2% to growth. Customer older captive units being outsourced contributes another 2%. Secular drivers for oxygen include energy savings (i.e. O2 burns more efficiently than air), life sciences (healthcare & microbial processes) nitrogen secular drivers include increasing purity requirements (food freezing & semiconductors). Topline growth ~2x global GDP more normal, with EPS growth ~2x sales growth due to high fixed costs (key variable costs are inexpensive air & power).

    Financial crisis demand drop was only a few %, in line with global GDP drop Most chemicals volumes dropped 10%+ (some 40%

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Safeway Inc.(SWY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap SUPERVALU now underperforming large cap Kroger Co (NYSE: KR) while shares of large cap Whole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) and mid cap Safeway Inc (NYSE: SWY) appear to be back to where they started at:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of SUPERVALU underperforming the underperformance ofmid caps Whole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) and Safeway Inc (NYSE: SWY). while large capKroger Co (NYSE: KR)had outperformed up until the last two years when performance has been more mixed:

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc.(GLPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Penn National was the first major gaming company to launch a real estate investment trust, aka a REIT, known as Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (NASDAQ:GLPI). The REIT has acquired most of Penn National Gaming’s real estate along with the real estate of Pinnacle Entertainment and other gaming companies as well.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (NASDAQ: GLPI) shares fell 3.25 percent to $31.90 in pre-market trading. Gaming and Leisure Properties priced offering of 10.53 million shares of common stock for gross proceeds of $333 million.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is all but exiting the casino industry, selling his stake in Tropicana Entertainment for $1.85 billion. But maybe Eldorado Resorts (NASDAQ:ERI)– which will operate the properties bought by real estate investment trust (REIT)Gaming & Leisure Properties (NASDAQ:GLPI)– shouldn’t be going all in.

  • [By Seth McNew]

    One way Penn has been able to unlock extra value is by spinning off a portion of operations as a real estate investment trust (REIT) as a way to split up the physical property from the gaming operations. Following that 2013 creation of Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc(NASDAQ:GLPI),Penn essentially pays leasing fees to the REIT so it can focus on operations with a leaner balance sheet. Here’s a more in-depth analysis of the upside of Penn’s REIT model.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Fitbit, Inc.(FIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Fitbit, Inc. (NYSE: FIT) reported fourth-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Wednesday. So far year to date the stock is down about 20%, and down even further when looking at the past 52-weeks.Theres no doubt that this stock has taken a beating in this time, but are traders finally coming around and calling a bottom to this stock?

  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    The NBA authorized jersey sponsorships last year, and Flagstar joins companies such as Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (NASDAQ: GT), Fitbit Inc (NYSE: FIT), eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY) and General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) in sponsoring a team’s jersey.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    When it comes to personal electronics, market darling Fitbit (FIT) has clearly lost its mojo, while navigation giant Garmin (GRMN) has made a miraculous turnaround.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Costco Wholesale Corporation(COST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Costco Wholesale (COST) has risen 9% during the past 12 months of trading, less than half the S&P 500′s 21% gain during the same period. But that underperformance didn’t stop Barron’s Teresa Rivas from urging investors to “put Costco in your shopping cart” in December, or Oppenheimer from calling Costco one of the most intriguing names in large-cap retail last week. Now Goldman Sachs analyst Matthew Fassler and team have added Costco to the firm’s Conviction List, while reiterating their Buy rating. They explain why:

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    We believe the company is on the cusp of the earnings acceleration we cited when we upgraded the stock to Buy last spring, aided by its recent credit card deal both the incremental traffic associated with more attractive cashback incentives and expense cushion associated with new terms. We also like the firms attractive positioning as a low-cost/low-priced operator in the challenging retail environment. Our estimates stand above consensus. The stock is trading below long-run relative P/E averages despite the anticipated earnings recovery. Our $187, 12-month price target implies 14% upside.

    Shares of Costco Wholesale aren’t getting a boost from the upgrade this morning, however. Its shares have dipped 0.2% to $163.98 at 10:17 a.m. today.

  • [By Isaac Pino, CPA]

    The membership model is not a new concept, but it’s one that has been dramatically underutilized by retail. The low-price warehouseCostco (NASDAQ:COST), for example, has been crushing the market’s returns for 30-plus years with its simple membership club formula. And if you need more evidence of Costco’s merits, Warren Buffett’s investing sidekick Charlie Munger has called it “one of the most admirable capitalistic institutions in the world.”

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Costco (COST) is lower after hours, following its mixed first-quarter earnings report.

    Costco said that it earned $1.24 a share, a nickel ahead of analysts expectations.

    Its revenue of $28.1 billion was slightly below the $28.3 billion analysts were expecting. However, it was above the $27.5 billion it said that it expected to earn in its Nov. 30 pre-announcement.

    Costco is down 1% to $152.36 after hours, after closing up 1.9% during regular trading. The shares are down 4.7% year to date.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The retail industry has gone through major disruptions lately, and even warehouse giant Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) hasn’t been immune to the difficult conditions. Yet last quarter, Costco said that it would implement membership-fee increases as of the beginning of June in an attempt to bolster a key source of revenue, and it hoped that improving conditions in the consumer economy would lead to better shopping results.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) released fiscal first-quarter earnings report after markets closed on Wednesday. The company posted $1.24 in earnings per share (EPS) and $28.1 billion in revenue. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters called for $1.19 in EPS and $28.3 billion in revenue. The same period of last year reportedly had EPS of $1.09 and $27.22 billion in revenue.

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    Costco (NASDAQ:COST) has not raised membership fees in the United States and Canada since November 2011, and CFO RIchard Galanti hinted during its Q1 earnings call in December 2016 that an increase was coming this year.Those hints will become reality on June 1.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018

Elliott R. Morss Ph.D. 漏All Rights Reserved

Introduction

Politicians in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island have put aside moral and/or addiction concerns over gambling. Instead, they recently asked why all the gambling dollars from their citizens go to the casinos (and governments) in Connecticut and New Jersey. They responded by approving for new gaming facilities in all three states. Below, data on these actions is presented with commentary.

The Current Situation

Table 1 provides gambling revenues and how they have changed since 2007 for northeast US states, with California, Nevada and Macau included as points of reference. The growth in Macau has been truly amazing. And additional facilities continue to be built there. However, as noted in an earlier piece, Japan has just approved a number of new integrated resort casinos. And these can be expected to siphon off some of the gambling from Macau, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia.

Gambling revenues in Nevada, New Jersey, and Connecticut have not recovered from the 2008 global recession caused by the US banking collapse.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: News Corporation(NWS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS) reported a profit of $506 million, or $0.87 per share for the year ended June 30, versus a year-ago loss of $2.08 billion, or $3.58 per share. Its revenue rose 2.7% to $8.89 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.57 per share on revenue of $8.96 billion. News Corp shares fell 1.28% to close at $16.91 on Friday.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, for his part, has added fuel to Apple's recent rally by increasing his stake in the company in a big way. The 13D filing done by Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) following the end of the fourth quarter of 2016 showed that it had nearly quadrupled its position in Apple.

  • [By John Maxfield]

    Since the beginning of 2016, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) has seen the value of the seven bank stocks in its investment portfolio increase by $5.6 billion, or 10.8%.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    While it’s technically not a pure insurance stock, that’s exactly why I suggest Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) for investors who want a piece of the insurance business.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: US Ecology, Inc.(ECOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    US Ecology (NASDAQ: ECOL) and Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: Genomic Health, Inc.(GHDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Genomic Health (NASDAQ:GHDX) closed up 10.2% Tuesday following its announcement of solid fourth-quarter earnings after the bell Monday. The company’s 2017 guidance certainly didn’t hurt investors’ confidence either.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Genomic Health (NASDAQ:GHDX) swung to a profit in the fourth quarter on the back of solid revenue growth and expects to have another productive year in 2017 as the company continues to increase reimbursement for its genetic tests.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: NextEra Energy, Inc.(NEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Clinton 15 stock basket (DBUSCLNT): UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Humana (HUM), McKesson (MCK), Aecom (ACM), Quanta Services (PWR), ExxonMobil (XOM), Alcoa (AA), NextEra Energy (NEE), Cree (CREE), First Solar (FSLR), Facebook (FB), Netflix (NFLX), Prudential Financial (PRU), Citigroup (C), Union Pacific (UNP).

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related TRST Earnings Scheduled For October 21, 2016 Major Accounting Changes Are Coming To The Financial Industry
    Related MORN One Of The World's Most Powerful Women, Fidelity Personal Investing President Kathleen Murphy, To Tell Her Story At The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards The 2017 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards Will Include An 'Unprecedented Group' Of Judges Morningstar Packs Conference Lineup For Financial Advisors (Investor’s Business Daily) Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.33 billion.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $26.46 billion.
    Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.60 per share on revenue of $9.32 billion.
    Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE: IPG) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $1.76 billion.
    Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE: SLB) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $7.02 billion.
    SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $2.21 billion.
    ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $4.68 billion.
    Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $593.82 million.
    Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $2.74 billion.
    WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.44 per share on revenue of $721.89 million.
  • [By Elizabeth Loring]

    Yesterday, Northern Vertex Mining Corp. (TSX.V: NEE) announced the closing of a tranche of its non-brokered private placement as previously announced on May 26, 2017, raising gross proceeds to the Company of $2,783,300. Additionally, Northern Vertex announced that it received $1,134,000 from the exercise of certain warrants, which were due to expire between July 3 and 11, 2017. The company intends to use the net proceeds of the Private Placement for the continued development and construction of its Moss Mine Gold/Silver Project located in Mohave County, Arizona.