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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Software giant Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) reported its second quarter of fiscal 2019 earnings results on Jan. 30, turning in earnings per share of $1.10 and revenue of $32.47 billion, good for year-over-year growth of 12.3% and 14.6%, respectively. Pretty good numbers for a company as large and established as Microsoft. The company also called for revenue to fall in the range of $29.4 billion and $30.1 billion, nearly hitting the consensus of $29.83 billion at the midpoint of the range. 

Although those distilled numbers tell us that Microsoft’s business keeps marching in the right direction, it’s worth looking at some of management’s commentary on the most recent earnings call to get a better sense of how the business is performing.

Image source: Microsoft.

1. Let’s talk gaming

Microsoft’s gaming revenue was up 8% year over year during the second quarter, with revenue from Xbox software and services rising 31% over that same period. Although the gaming business grew more slowly than the overall business did in the quarter, this is still a pretty solid result, especially considering the company, as well as the industry overall, is in the final innings of the current game console cycle. 

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc.(BCRX)

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX) shares fell on Tuesday after the company announced initial results from its hereditary angioedema (HAE) trial.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BCRX) rose over 21% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. In the beginning of the month, the company announced the successful sale of 10.4 million shares that raised around $57.5 million in gross proceeds.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Idera Pharmaceuticals shares slid further when management announced an attempt to merge with BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BCRX) earlier this year. BioCryst shareholders vehemently opposed the merger, which has investors feeling extra skeptical about tilsotolimod’s potential.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Logitech International S.A.(LOGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its holdings in Logitech International SA (NASDAQ:LOGI) by 6.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 505,597 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 30,656 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd. owned 0.31% of Logitech International worth $22,273,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Top Image Systems (NASDAQ: LOGI) and Logitech International (NASDAQ:LOGI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Logitech (NASDAQ: LOGI) and TransAct Technologies (NASDAQ:TACT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and profitability.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Kenon Holdings Ltd.(KEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nordic American Tanker (NYSE: NAT) and Kenon (NYSE:KEN) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kenon (NYSE: KEN) and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Monday, the utilities shares climbed 0.3 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC), up 6 percent, and Kenon Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KEN), up 5 percent.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kenon (NYSE: KEN) and Odyssey Marine Exploration (NASDAQ:OMEX) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Golden Ocean Group (NASDAQ: GOGL) and Kenon (NYSE:KEN) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Chevron Corporation(CVX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) bid on just two blocks and did not win either bid. Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) bid on 29 blocks and was the high bidder on 24. Chevron’s high bids totaled $36.64 million, nearly 30% of the high bids. Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS-A) won all 16 bids it made for a total of $22.93 million. Total SA (NYSE: TOT) won 9 of 9 blocks it bid on for a total of $15.11 million. BP plc (NYSE: BP) won 27 of 27 bids with a total of $20.01 million. No other company had high bids of more than $7 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) traded up about 1.2%, at $119.39 in a 52-week range of $105.81 to $133.88. As of last night’s close, Chevron shares are trading up about 12.3% over the past year.

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    Higher oil prices haven’t helped large integrated oil companies such as Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) much, though they did see gains Tuesday with the rest o the market and after a positive note from Bank of America Merrill on Exxon.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NewMarket Corporation(NEU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    NewMarket’s (NEU) CEO Teddy Gottwald on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) NEU Crosses Below Key Moving Average Level (nasdaq.com) NewMarket misses by $1.15, misses on revenue (seekingalpha.com) NewMarket Corporation Reports Second Quarter and First Half 2018 Results (finance.yahoo.com) NewMarket: 2Q Earnings Snapshot (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on NEU shares. TheStreet raised NewMarket from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. ValuEngine lowered NewMarket from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 2nd.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neumark (CURRENCY:NEU) traded down 1.5% against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 10:00 AM E.T. on June 8th. In the last seven days, Neumark has traded up 3.6% against the U.S. dollar. One Neumark token can now be purchased for about $0.39 or 0.00005083 BTC on popular exchanges including EtherDelta (ForkDelta), YoBit, Liqui and HitBTC. Neumark has a total market cap of $11.07 million and approximately $118,143.00 worth of Neumark was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Royce & Associates LP increased its position in shares of NewMarket Co. (NYSE:NEU) by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 26,362 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after purchasing an additional 150 shares during the quarter. Royce & Associates LP owned 0.22% of NewMarket worth $10,663,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Plug Power Inc.(PLUG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    On the surface, it appears that hydrogen fuel cell pioneer Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) is cruising through 2018. New supply and customer agreements seem to be paying off, as demonstrated by a record $63.2 million in net revenue generated through the first six months of the year. That’s a 76% leap from the same period of 2017.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG) was down 2.1% during trading on Friday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The company traded as low as $1.89 and last traded at $1.88. Approximately 139,031 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 94% from the average daily volume of 2,159,332 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.92.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG) saw short interest rise by 3.1% to 37.61 million shares. Days to cover rose from eight to 12. In the two weeks to June 15, the share price rose by nearly 3%. The stock’s 52-week range is $1.53 to $3.21, and shares closed most recently at $2.03, up about 4.6% for the day.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Enzymotec Ltd.(ENZY )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Press coverage about Enzymotec (NASDAQ:ENZY) has trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Enzymotec earned a coverage optimism score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 44.1639541610912 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Union Pacific Corporation(UNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas boosted its position in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 15.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 341,835 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 45,802 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Union Pacific were worth $48,431,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty-six ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $148.44.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Financial Advocates Investment Management raised its position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 52.5% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,658 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,323 shares during the quarter. Financial Advocates Investment Management’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $1,299,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gemmer Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 200.0% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,950 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,300 shares during the period. Gemmer Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $318,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.(SHOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) shares surged 20.6 percent to $6.39. WBB Securities upgraded Melinta Therapeutics from Hold to Speculative Buy.
    Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) shares climbed 17.2 percent to $30.87 after the company reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares rose 15.2 percent to $28.804 after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) gained 15 percent to $53.35 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) surged 14.2 percent to $2.625.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) rose 13 percent to $5.12 after gaining 4.86 percent on Thursday.
    Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) gained 12.8 percent to $16.97 after the company posted better-than-expected FQ4 results.
    Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima (NYSE: LOMA) shares rose 12 percent to $12.94.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) shares rose 12 percent to $5.07.
    Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRTX) climbed 11.4 percent to $43.50.
    Zai Lab Limited (NASDAQ: ZLAB) gained 11.3 percent to $24.7000.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 9.7 percent to $19.64.
    Park City Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYG) climbed 9 percent to $7.90.
    Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) gained 7.9 percent to $38.82 after Citron reversed previously bearish position on the stock.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares jumped 7.3 percent to $3.55.
    Deckers Outdoor Corp (NYSE: DECK) rose 3.5 percent to $107.27 after reporting better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

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

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Electronics for Imaging Inc.(EFII)

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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: RBC Bearings Incorporated(ROLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of RBC Bearings Incorporated (NASDAQ:ROLL) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $140.67.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Nuance Communications Inc.(NUAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) dropped about 20% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $12.19. Shares closed at $15.28 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $19.49. Volume of around 19 million shares was about nine times the daily average. The company reported indifferent results Wednesday night but cut its outlook for revenue growth.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) had its price objective cut by Stifel Nicolaus from $18.00 to $15.00 in a report issued on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a “hold” rating on the software maker’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ target price indicates a potential upside of 15.03% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) fell 23.4 percent to $5.25 in pre-market trading after a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.48 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.
    Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) fell 14 percent to $13.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat Q2 earnings and lowered FY18 organic growth guidance.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 13.2 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) shares fell 10.7 percent to $14.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 8.50 percent on Wednesday.
    BT Group plc (NYSE: BT) fell 9 percent to $14.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q4 results and announced plans to cut 13,000 jobs over the next three years.
    Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL) fell 8.3 percent to $19.90 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that IMblaze370 Phase 3 pivotal trial of atezolizumab and cobimetinib in patients with heavily pretreated locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer did not meet primary endpoint.
    Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN) fell 8.2 percent to $10.80 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) shares fell 7.4 percent to $43.00 in pre-market trading. Synaptics reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ: GOLD) shares fell 7.4 percent to $76.23 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 earnings.
    Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) shares fell 7 percent to $59.36 in pre-market trading. Integra LifeSciences priced its 5.25 million share public offering of common stock at $58.50 per share.
    Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) shares fell 6.9 percent to $12.75 in pre-m

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: NeoGenomics, Inc.(NEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NeoGenomics (NASDAQ:NEO) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the twelve ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, seven have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $17.29.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NEO (CURRENCY:NEO) traded up 6.9% against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 7:00 AM Eastern on April 15th. NEO has a total market cap of $4.40 billion and $88.39 million worth of NEO was traded on exchanges in the last day. One NEO coin can now be purchased for about $67.68 or 0.00809123 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, OKEx, Exrates and Upbit. During the last seven days, NEO has traded up 42.9% against the US dollar.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(ALXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Thursday was a strong day on Wall Street, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite leading most major benchmarks higher. Favorable earnings from the leader of the social media space suggested that concerns about the misuse of its user data were overblown, which helped to lift market sentiment and spur a rebound from recent weakness. A host of other companies had good news to report as well. Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ), Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD), and Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALXN) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.s (NASDAQ: ALXN) short interest rose to 4.57 million shares from the previous level of 4.50 million. Shares were trading at $106.51, in a 52-week range of $96.18 to $149.34.

  • [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.

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

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Electronics for Imaging Inc.(EFII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY lessened its holdings in shares of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) by 53.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 14,882 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 17,018 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Electronics For Imaging were worth $439,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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The Bank of England tested the ability of the UK largest banks and building societies to withstand capital requirement in the environment of the adverse macroeconomic scenario of 4.7% drop in output, sharp depreciation of Sterling, drop in house prices and misconduct fines.

The result is positive with all of the banks withstanding the test under the scenario of “disorderly” Brexit.HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide Building Society, Santander UK and Standard Chartered all passed the health check, which was based on end-2016 data, while RBS and Barclays fell below the systemic reference points for common equity Tier 1 capital and Tier 1 leverage ratio, but were not required to submit a new capital plan.

“For the first time since the Bank of England launched its stress tests in 2014, no bank needs to strengthen its capital position as a result of the stress test. The 2017 stress test shows the UK banking system is resilient to deep simultaneous recessions in the UK and global economies, large falls in asset prices and a separate stress of misconduct costs,” the Bank of England said in the stress test report.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY lessened its holdings in shares of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) by 53.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 14,882 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 17,018 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Electronics For Imaging were worth $439,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFII) shares dropped 43 percent to $26.96. Electronics For Imaging disclosed that it has postponed Q2 release due to accounting issues related to revenue recognition. Morgan Stanley downgraded Electronics for Imaging from Equal-Weight to Underweight.

good stocks to invest in today: Columbia Sportswear Company(COLM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By D.R. Barton, Jr.]

    I bring Mr. Houdini up today because when I look at our favorite “Pop & Drop” play – Columbia Sportswear Co. (Nasdaq: COLM) – I find an eerie similarity to this great “escapesman.”

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Looking at recent historical deals, we arrive at a $18-$23 potential deal range. We analyzed transactions that have been announced over the past four years and involved companies catering to a higher income customer. These deals include Southern Tide (acquired by Oxford Industries (OXM)), Joe’s Jeans (acquired by Sequential Brands Group (SQBG)), prAna (acquired by Columbia Sportswear (COLM)), The Jones Group (acquired by Sycamore Partners [private] and Juicy Couture (acquired by Authentic Brands Group [private]). The average EV/EBITDA multiple of these transactions are 12.9x (in line with KATE’s 5-year historical average of 12.1x) and implies a potential deal range of $22-$23. When taking the average of recent (F13-16) deals implies an ~10.5x EV/EBITDA multiple. When applying the ~10.5x multiples to KATE’s trailing EBITDA, we arrive at an $18- $19 potential share price.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows mid cap Under Armourpreviously outperforming peers like large cap Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE) and mid cap Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ: COLM), but that outperformance slipped late last year:

  • [By Matt Hogan]

    SKX is also highly attractive in a relative basis when compared to several of its publicly traded peers: Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), Deckers Outdoor Group (NYSE: DECK), Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) and Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ: COLM). The company's forward EBITDA multiple of 6.9x is equal or below all of the comparable companies: FL (6.9x), DECK (7.6x), WWW (10.1x) and COLM (10.8x).

good stocks to invest in today: Kinross Gold Corporation(KGC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the basic materials sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Kinross Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE: KGC) and Yamana Gold Inc. (USA) (NYSE: AUY).

  • [By Scott Levine]

    Instead of the P/E, therefore, we’ll consider the companies on the basis of price-to-cash from operations on a trailing-12-month (TTM) basis. Cash flow, after all, is one thing management can’t be massaged.

    CompanyPrice-to-CFO Per Share (TTM)

    Eldorado Gold 17.9
    Goldcorp(NYSE:GG) 15.3
    Agnico Eagle Mines 11.2
    Barrick Gold 7.9
    Newmont Mining 6.2
    IAMGOLD (NYSE:IAG) 4.6
    Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) 3.6
    Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) 3.6

    Data Source: YCharts.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Kinross Gold Corp. (NYSE: KGC) may be the stock that give investors the most amount of leverage on a gold rebound. Management reduced the company’s annual capital expenditures forecast to $1.45 billion from $1.6 billion, saving $180 million from its cost restructuring initiatives. Cancellation of its upcoming semiannual dividend payment to its shareholders will save $182 million per year. Kinross expects to produce gold at a cost of $1,000 to $1,200 an ounce this year. The Merrill Lynch target is $7.00, and the consensus target is $6.55. The dividend, which soon will be cancelled, has a yield of 2.9%.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a strong day on Wall Street, and major benchmarks posted solid gains of around 1%. Market participants were generally happy about oil prices moving back into the $70s, hoping for a rebound in hard-hit areas of the country that had taken advantage of the triple-digit oil prices of the early 2010s by dramatically ramping up production of shale plays and similar opportunities. Yet even with the generally favorable mood, some stocks weren’t able to join the rally. Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC), Weibo (NASDAQ:WB), and Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Citi also placed Neutral ratings on Goldcorp Inc. (USA) (NYSE: GG), Kinross Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE: KGC) and Silver Standard Resources Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: SSRI).

good stocks to invest in today: Paragon Offshore plc (PGNPQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Paragon Offshore’s (OTCPK:PGNPQ) former management’s audacious efforts to omit parts of the senior secured lenders by deeming them unimpaired and instead pay out the majority of the company’s cash to junior unsecured bondholders by presenting a set of entirely unrealistic business forecasts to the court. Fortunately, in case of Paragon Offshore, the bankruptcy judge recognized the framing and accordingly denied confirmation of the company’s plan of reorganization, effectively sending Paragon Offshore back to the drawing board. Consequently, management was ousted after the failure. I have covered the Paragon Offshore saga in a series of articles over the past few quarters, so interested investors might want to take a look at this highly fascinating and still evolving case study.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    With even brand new rigs struggling to find work, the jig was soon up for owners of old equipment, like Paragon Offshore (OTCPK:PGNPQ), which is currently undergoing its second debt restructuring in less than three years of independent existence. Likewise, drillers with a fondness for aggressive use of debt were soon in trouble, most notably, former high-flier Seadrill (SDRL) and its little brother North Atlantic Drilling (NADL), which will no doubt file for restructuring within months. As a consequence of the crisis, the OSD industry now has a number of participants without a large debt burden, either new entrants like Borr Drilling, or established competitors that have had debt reduced in a restructuring, such as Ocean Rig (ORIG), to be followed within this year by others, almost certainly including each of SDRL, NADL, and Pacific Drilling (PACD).

good stocks to invest in today: Urban Outfitters Inc.(URBN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) fiscal third-quarter results are scheduled for Monday. The consensus estimates are calling for $0.33 in earnings per share (EPS) and $861 million in revenue. The shares were last seen trading at $27.90. The consensus price target is $22.15, and the 52-week trading range is $16.19 to $39.29.

  • [By Crystal Kim]

    Urban Outfitters (URBN) reported poorer-than-expected third quarter results yesterday. Sales of $862.5 million were below Street estimates for $869 million; earnings came in at 40 cents versus expectations for 44 cents. Shares are down 9% to a recent $35.

    Higher markdowns and not-so-hot sales at its Anthropologie stores were a drag on earnings. Urban Outfitters comeback might be a long time coming.

    Out of 33 analysts, 10 have a Buy rating on the stock and 23 have a Hold rating. Morgan Stanley lowered its 12-month price target to $35 from $39. Cowens Oliver Chen, however, kept his rating of Market Perform and target price of $37, which he raised from $28 back in August.

    An excerpt from Chens note published Wednesday:

    After seeing URBN underperform for the 2nd straight year (-6% in 2013 & -5% in 2014 vs. S&P +30% & +12%, respectively) due to downward earnings revisions, we are concerned the Streets 17% EPS growth rate next year could be optimistic. Street expectations for steady +LSD comps and GM expansion seem aggressive, especially with UO turnaround taking time and Anthro/FP lapping yet another year of record merch margins. The key to stock upside remains improvement at the Urban division (44% of revenue). At U.O. division we monitor for a more focused assortment, clear product vision, & merch margin upside. We like URBNs long-term vision to double sales by 2020, but we see near-term risk to steady comps/GM improvement factored into Street estimates. We rate Market Perform with $37 PT based on ~16-17x FY18E EPS.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Urban Outfitters (URBN) was downgraded to equal-weight from overweight at Morgan Stanley. The valuation is less attractive, based on a $39 price target, Morgan Stanley said. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) dropped 10% Wednesday, to post a new 52-week low of $22.87 after closing at $25.41 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $40.80. Volume was about 6 times the daily average of around 2.4 million shares. The specialty apparel retailer posted earnings and revenue misses last night and analysts were in no mood to be generous.

good stocks to invest in today: EQT Corporation(EQT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Gary Jakacky]

    On the other hand, our economy shows more strength by the day. Oil prices remain stuck in a five year range. Natural gas prices are testing new lows: successful fracking techniques recently announced by EQT Corporation (EQT) in Seeking Alpha (10/17/2013 @ 2:29 PM on Market Currents) could cut over $1.5 billion from the costs of drilling for gas, as well as assuage "environmentalist" concerns about fracking. Fuel is a major cost for transportation companies. So maybe IYT can catch a third breath?

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was EQT Corp. (NYSE: EQT) which traded down about 9% at $53.50. The stocks 52-week range is $52.67 to $80.61. Volume was over 21.5 million versus the daily average of 2.2 million shares.

  • [By elliottwave]

    EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT) failed to make new highs and it’s now doing a double three correction from June 2016 peak which already reached the extreme area at $85.17 with enough number of swings to end that cycle. However in the short term, the stock can still extend toward the equal legs area $50.67 from December 2016 peak before buyers show up to resume the rally or bounce in 3 waves at least while holding above $47.10 low

    Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) is still correcting an older cycle from August 2015 doing a flat structure from July 2016 peak and currently at the last leg of wave (C) that could ideally reach the equal legs area $79.88 – $76.72 before the stock start bouncing in 3 waves at least. The flat structure is tricky because it can always extend but XOM needs to hold above $66.55 to continue its multi-year bullish trend.

    Recap :

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was EQT Corp. (NYSE: EQT) which traded down over 5% at $49.72. The stocks 52-week range is $43.70 to $67.84. Volume was 7.6 million compared to the daily average volume of nearly 4 million.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    The activist hedge fund’s latest 13F revealed a stake in Resolute Energy Corp (NYSE: REN), and on Monday, it announced a new position in EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT).

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now

As we know, the broad stock market indices have been resilient all year. And that strength, in large part, can be credited to a small group of stocks.

Among that group, the blue chip Internet stocks have led the way: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google and Netflix. Halfway through the year, those five stocks were up more than 40% on average. And those five stocks carry a lot of weight in the performance of the indexes.

And given the valuation of the index, you constantly hear how the market is overvalued or "fairly valued." It’s not true, for the reasons we’ve often discussed, related to historical low interest rates environments. And it’s certainly not true for the energy sector.

Take a look at energy performance year-to-date relative to the rest of the market:

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.(HPP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Here is the list of stocks going ex-dividend on Friday.

    Douglas Dynamics Inc (NYSE: PLOW) – $0.2350 dividend, 2.9183 percent yield
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) – $0.4500 dividend, 2.6758 percent yield
    PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) – $0.0900 dividend, 1.7078 percent yield
    Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) – $0.3200 dividend, 3.0851 percent yield
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) – $0.6800 dividend, 4.1756 percent yield
    Hudson Pacific Properties Inc (NYSE: HPP) – $0.2000 dividend, 2.36

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: The Advisory Board Company(ABCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Advisory Board (ABCO) on Friday reached a settlement with activist investor Elliott Management’s Paul Singer that ends the threat of a director battlefor nowas the healthcare technology and consulting firm continues to explore strategic alternatives, such as a sale.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.(CALM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $8.23 billion before the opening bell. Rite Aid shares gained 0.83 percent to $8.54 in after-hours trading.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) reported better-than-expected profit for its first quarter and issued a strong forecast for the current quarter. Micron shares climbed 9.91 percent to $22.62 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts expect Cal-Maine Foods Inc (NASDAQ: CALM) to post quarterly earnings at $0.48 per share on revenue of $262.83 million after the closing bell. Cal-Maine shares rose 0.12 percent to $42.75 in after-hours trading.
    Red Hat Inc (NYSE: RHT) reported upbeat earnings for its third quarter, but sales missed expectations. The company also announced that its CFO Frank Calderoni is stepping down. Red Hat shares tumbled 10.15 percent to $71.69 in the after-hours trading session.

    Find out what's going on in today's market and bring any questions you have to Benzinga's PreMarket Prep.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) has tumbled 6.3% to $35.00 after missing earnings forecasts.

    EXACT Sciences (EXAS) after its Cologard test was‘considered medically necessary every 3 years’ byAetna (AET). Aetna is unchanged at$126.77.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Jordan Wathen, and Beth McKenna]

    So we asked three of our contributors to highlight a stock they see as a real underdog in the market today and why investors should be watching this stock. Here’s a quick look into why they picked banker Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), railcar manufacturer Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) , and egg wholesaler Cal-Maine Foods (NASDAQ:CALM)

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Cal-Maine Foods Inc (NASDAQ: CALM) posted in-line loss for its second quarter, but sales missed expectations.

    Cal-Maine Foods reported a Q2 loss of $0.48 per share on revenue of $253.5 million. Analysts were expecting a loss of $0.48 per share on revenue of $262.8 million.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Electronics for Imaging Inc.(EFII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFII) shares dropped 43 percent to $26.96. Electronics For Imaging disclosed that it has postponed Q2 release due to accounting issues related to revenue recognition. Morgan Stanley downgraded Electronics for Imaging from Equal-Weight to Underweight.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY lessened its holdings in shares of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) by 53.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 14,882 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 17,018 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Electronics For Imaging were worth $439,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Attunity Ltd.(ATTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Wednesday, ourUnder the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap Big Data stock Attunity Ltd (NASDAQ: ATTU) as a short trade:

    “Attunity has also been on the watchlist for a while. It’s a straight-up momentum play Well, straight down momentum play. We’re just getting on board the train after a brief lull in the downtrend. This one isn’t going to be a monster-sized winner, but it’s a high-odds, low-risk trade.”

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Intersil Corporation(ISIL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Scott Rubin]

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

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018

By Ben Reynolds

Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) is the third-largest Canadian bank ranked by market cap.

Bank of Nova Scotia’s market cap is $64 billion The Toronto-Dominion Bank’s market cap is $83 billion Royal Bank of Canada’s market cap is $94 billion

Bank of Nova Scotia’s financial metrics should immediately stand out for value-focused dividend investors. The company has a high dividend yield of 4.1% and a low price-to-earnings ratio of 12.3. This helps the company to rank highly using The 8 Rules of Dividend Investing.

Bank of Nova Scotia released its 3rd quarter results on August 30. This article covers those results in detail.

Brief Overview

Bank of Nova Scotia operates in 4 segments:

Canadian Banking International Banking Global Banking & Markets Other

The Canadian Banking segment is the company’s largest. It generated $930 million in net profit in the company’s most recent quarter. The Canadian Banking segment provides Canada with retail, small business, commercial banking, and wealth management services. The segment has more than 10 million customers and 1,000 branches across Canada.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: Electronics for Imaging Inc.(EFII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFII) shares dropped 43 percent to $26.96. Electronics For Imaging disclosed that it has postponed Q2 release due to accounting issues related to revenue recognition. Morgan Stanley downgraded Electronics for Imaging from Equal-Weight to Underweight.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: Northrop Grumman Corporation(NOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    The No. 3 defense stock to watch is Northrup Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC).

    NOC has three primary units: Aerospace Systems, Electronic Systems, and Information Systems.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    As details about the Pentagon’s plan have emerged, it’s become clear that this will be a sizable program, amounting to perhaps $1 trillion in spending over 30 years — not just to upgrade the Minuteman missiles, but also to buy new B-21 stealth bombers from Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC)and have General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) and Huntington Ingalls (NYSE:HII) design an entirely new class of ballistic missile submarines (to be known as the “Columbia class.”)

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    Key holdings in ITA include…

    Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) makes a full range of unmanned vehicles. That means it can cover air, land, and sea assignments for both military and commercial uses. The company is widely known for military drones like the Desert Hawk III, used by the U.K. military to surveil suspected terrorists. It also makes the Marlin, an oceangoing drone that can conduct underwater surveys and inspections. Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) makes unmanned aircraft for defense applications naturally. It’s also collaborating with Yamaha Corp. (NYSE ADR: YAMCY) to develop an autonomous helicopter with onboard intelligence-gathering equipment for such civilian uses as search and rescue and forest-fire monitoring. Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) is a great backend play because of its drone-support platform. The Common Ground Control System is an open-format control station that can be used to control all manner of UAVs. I expect the system to be adapted for commercial/industrial use as well.

    As exciting as ITA’s drone exposure is, we also get a nice kicker with this ETF – defense spending.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Five teams are expected to compete for the contract: Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has joined with Saab to offer a clean-sheet design; Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has teamed up with BAE Systems and L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LLL) on another clean-sheet design; Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) are going with a modified KAI T-50; Raytheon Corp. (NYSE: RTN) has joined with Italy’s Leonardo and Canada’s CAE Inc. (NYSE: CAE) on a version of Leonardo’s M-346 trainer that it calls the T-100; and privately held Sierra Nevada has partnered with Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) on another clean-sheet design.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Our No. 3 pick, Northrup Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC), is divided into three units: Aerospace Systems, Electronic Systems, and Information Systems.

    Northrup Grumman and Lockheed Martin often work together on large projects. On the F-35 fighter jet, for example, they are paired. NOC’s portion is the tracking computers, the radar, and navigational tools.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: Adeptus Health Inc.(ADPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Adeptus Health Inc (NASDAQ: ADPT) shares dropped 66 percent to $9.09 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results and lowered its FY16 EBITDA outlook.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Adeptus Health Inc (NYSE: ADPT) were down around 30 percent to $1.30. Medical Properties Trust disclosed that it has agreed in principle with Deerfield Management to restructuring in bankruptcy to Adeptus Health.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: Protective Life Corporation(PL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By David Sterman]

    My favorite insurers: AIG (NYSE: AIG) (which I discussed a few months ago), Protective Life (NYSE: PL) and Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE: RGA).

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: Cummins Inc.(CMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Friday was Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) which traded down about 5% at $159.44. The stocks 52-week range is $134.06 to $181.79. Volume was over 3.5 million versus the daily average of 1.2 million shares.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Salesforce.com (CRM) , Paccar (PCAR) , Cummins (CMI) , ConocoPhillips (COP) , Adobe Systems (ADBE) , Annaly Capital (NLY) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) .

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    There are lots of stories like that out there these days. People were perplexed about the Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and Cummins Engine (CMI) and Caterpillar (CAT) quarters, but they turned out to be classic buying opportunities after years of being sell opportunities if the stocks had run. I can’t explain to you how amazing that is. Here are three stocks that have spent months and months in purgatory when they have missed or guided down or slashed forecasts. Now they are up gigantically.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Ever walk past a construction site? It’s hard not to be enthralled by all the heavy construction machinery moving things around. With the world’s developing economies still building at a relatively fast pace and developing economies, like the United States, in desperate need of upgrading their aging infrastructure, the companies behind that construction machinery could be just as exciting as a construction site in the years ahead. Which is why Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI), and Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) are three of the top construction machinery stocks to look at right now.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Making mining equipment has been a horrible business over the last few years. The industry has been hard-hit by the spending cutbacks at mine sites around the world. For example, BHP Billiton Limited trimmed its capital exploration expenditures by roughly 70% between fiscal 2013 and 2016. No wonder Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), Komatsu Ltd. (NASDAQOTH:KMTUY), and Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) have been hurting. Only that looks like it’s starting to change, which means this trio could be at the top of a list of mining equipment companies to buy in 2017.