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Top 5 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now

News coverage about CIT Group (NYSE:CIT) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CIT Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.7239381739379 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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CIT Closes on $26.6MM Loan for Medical Buildings (abladvisor.com) CIT provides $26.6 mln to joint venture to buy medical buildings (pehub.com) As security companies and guards face off, a wave of crime hits cash vans (msn.com) CIT Announces Addition to Rail Division’s Senior Leadership Team (finance.yahoo.com) CIT Group (CIT) EVP Sells $90,791.60 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. TheStreet downgraded CIT Group from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 14th. BTIG Research restated a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 price target on shares of CIT Group in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. ValuEngine downgraded CIT Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded CIT Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut their price target on CIT Group from $49.00 to $46.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $54.83.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: BlackRock Strategic Municipal Trust Inc. (BSD)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BitSend (CURRENCY:BSD) traded down 8.9% against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 16:00 PM Eastern on June 20th. During the last week, BitSend has traded 5.1% higher against the U.S. dollar. BitSend has a market cap of $6.58 million and approximately $147,698.00 worth of BitSend was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One BitSend coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.34 or 0.00004993 BTC on major exchanges including LiteBit.eu, Cryptopia, SouthXchange and Bittrex.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Exterran Corporation(EXTN)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Maiden Hldgs Ltd(MHLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Netshoes (Cayman) Limited (NASDAQ: NETS) shares dipped 43.73 percent to close at $2.87 on Tuesday as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.
    Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) shares dropped 29.01 percent to close at $0.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares fell 22.2 percent to close at $0.340 after reporting Q1 miss.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) fell 19.95 percent to close at $12.08 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) fell 19.68 percent to close at $3.775 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) dropped 18.47 percent to close at $9.62 on Tuesday after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) declined 16.21 percent to close at $2.43. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALJJ) shares fell 16.13 percent to close at $1.79.
    Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) shares dropped 14.93 percent to close at $13.16 following a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Restoration Robotics Inc (NASDAQ: HAIR) fell 14.42 percent to close at $3.68 after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    iCAD, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICAD) declined 13.01 percent to close at $3.41 following Q1 results.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) fell 12.44 percent to close at $1.97.
    Histogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HSGX) declined 12.24 percent to close at $2.15.
    AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) fell 12.1 percent to close at $39.60 following Q3 earnings.
    Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ: HNRG) fell 11.1 percent to close at $6.49.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) dropped 10.66 percent to close at $16.93 on Tuesday.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) slipp

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion.
    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $6.00 billion.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $803.36 million.
    Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $751.57 million.
    IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $923.80 million.
    Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $691.75 million.
    Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $7.41 billion.
    ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.84 per share on revenue of $346.28 million.
    TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion.
    Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $401.76 million.
    The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $386.91 million.
    Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ: MTRX) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $285.16 million.
    Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $739.31 million.
    tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $428.25 million.
    Copa Holdings,

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Horace Mann Educators (NYSE: HMN) and Maiden (NASDAQ:MHLD) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Masonite International Corporation(DOOR)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Masonite International (NYSE:DOOR) – Wedbush dropped their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Masonite International in a note issued to investors on Monday, May 7th. Wedbush analyst J. Mccanless now expects that the company will post earnings per share of $1.02 for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $1.04. Wedbush currently has a “Neutral” rating and a $70.00 target price on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Masonite International’s Q3 2018 earnings at $1.16 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $1.03 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $3.93 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.92 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.24 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.39 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.25 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $4.80 EPS.

  • [By Matt Hogan]

    Masonite International Corp (NYSE: DOOR) supplies exterior and interior doors primarily to the North American residential market. There are in a great position to profit from both new construction and the repair, renovation, and remodel ("RRR") trends of a hot real estate market.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.(ENT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ: AXON) shares rose 23.7 percent to $1.49. Axovant announced strengthening of management team and completion of organization restructuring which "enhanced capabilities in research and business development" and reduced internal headcount by 43 percent.
    Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUSK) shares jumped 19.8 percent to $37.3148. Mammoth Energy’s subsidiary Cobra signed a new $900 million contract to finish the restoration of critical electrical services and support the initial phase of reconstruction of the electrical utility system in Puerto Rico.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares gained 19 percent to $34.0201. Acorn shares rose Friday after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) shares surged 19 percent to $2.20.
    My Size, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYSZ) climbed 16.8 percent to $1.18 after the company received a Notice of Allowance from the USPTO for measurement technology patent.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) gained 16.6 percent to $2.32.
    Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE: LEJU) gained 16.5 percent to $1.34 following Q1 beat.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16.5 percent to $26.1499. Evolus named Lauren Silvernail as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares gained 15 percent to $26.29 after reporting Q1 results.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares gained 15 percent to $44.7702 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) rose 15 percent to $7.075.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) gained 14.4 percent to $2.746.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) climbed 14.2 percent to $101.10 after the company reported upbeat Q4 results.
    Savara Inc. (NAS
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    INMARSAT PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS: IMASY) and Global Eagle Entertainment (NASDAQ:ENT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch For 2018

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Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch For 2018: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.(ENT)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    INMARSAT PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS: IMASY) and Global Eagle Entertainment (NASDAQ:ENT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ: AXON) shares rose 23.7 percent to $1.49. Axovant announced strengthening of management team and completion of organization restructuring which "enhanced capabilities in research and business development" and reduced internal headcount by 43 percent.
    Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUSK) shares jumped 19.8 percent to $37.3148. Mammoth Energy’s subsidiary Cobra signed a new $900 million contract to finish the restoration of critical electrical services and support the initial phase of reconstruction of the electrical utility system in Puerto Rico.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares gained 19 percent to $34.0201. Acorn shares rose Friday after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) shares surged 19 percent to $2.20.
    My Size, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYSZ) climbed 16.8 percent to $1.18 after the company received a Notice of Allowance from the USPTO for measurement technology patent.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) gained 16.6 percent to $2.32.
    Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE: LEJU) gained 16.5 percent to $1.34 following Q1 beat.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16.5 percent to $26.1499. Evolus named Lauren Silvernail as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares gained 15 percent to $26.29 after reporting Q1 results.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares gained 15 percent to $44.7702 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) rose 15 percent to $7.075.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) gained 14.4 percent to $2.746.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) climbed 14.2 percent to $101.10 after the company reported upbeat Q4 results.
    Savara Inc. (NAS
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eternity (CURRENCY:ENT) traded 14.6% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 7:00 AM ET on May 28th. Over the last seven days, Eternity has traded 31.6% lower against the U.S. dollar. Eternity has a market capitalization of $156,350.00 and $1,349.00 worth of Eternity was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Eternity coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.0366 or 0.00000506 BTC on exchanges including YoBit, Trade Satoshi and Livecoin.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 28.8 percent to $4.03 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for expanded indications for its Senhance Surgical System.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) rose 15.6 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading.
    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição (NYSE: CBD) rose 13.2 percent to $24.20 in pre-market trading.
    ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) rose 12.2 percent to $21.65 in pre-market trading. Alibaba and Cainiao agreed to make strategic investment in ZTO Express of $1.38 billion.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) rose 10.8 percent to $2.05 in pre-market trading.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares rose 9.6 percent to $42.68 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) shares rose 9.1 percent to $6.00 in pre-market trading.
    Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) rose 8.4 percent to $108.00 in pre-market trading.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares rose 7 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) rose 5.9 percent to $10.61 in pre-market trading.
    Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO) rose 5.9 percent to $5.04 in pre-market trading.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) rose 5.5 percent to $3.27 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) rose 5.5 percent to $3.68 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.44 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares rose 5.4 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.

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Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch For 2018: Monsanto Company(MON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Monsanto (NYSE:MON) have been trending positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Monsanto earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 44.3437931403927 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Monsanto Co.’s (NYSE: MON) fiscal second-quarter report is scheduled for Thursday before the opening bell. The consensus forecast is $3.33 in EPS on $5.39 billion in revenue. Shares ended the week at $116.69 apiece. The consensus price target is $126.40, and the 52-week range is $113.15 to $124.20.

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    In addition, Corvex Management’s Keith Meister reported owning new significant stakes in Intercontinental Exchange Inc. ( (ICE) ), Microsoft Corp.  (MSFT) , Monsanto Co. (MON) , Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) , Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM) and Servicenow Inc. (NOW)

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B), the conglomerate led by billionaire investor Warren Buffett, is officially receiving a nice windfall of cash. The acquisition of agricultural giant Monsanto (NYSE:MON) by Germany’s Bayer (NASDAQOTH:BAYRY) in an all-cash deal is putting more than $2.4 billion back into Berkshire’s coffers.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Natixis increased its holdings in shares of Monsanto (NYSE:MON) by 207.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 500,452 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 337,918 shares during the quarter. Natixis owned approximately 0.11% of Monsanto worth $58,128,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By ]

    Another 7.3 million shares were added to the investment in Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) for a total of 19 million shares. Buffett is betting on the successful closing of the company’s acquisition by Bayer for $128 per share, just 1.9% above the current share price.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch For 2018: Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated(RGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Reinsurance Group of America Inc (NYSE:RGA) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the nine brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $158.63.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Westpac Banking Corp grew its holdings in shares of Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE:RGA) by 96.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 9,188 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,516 shares during the period. Westpac Banking Corp’s holdings in Reinsurance Group of America were worth $1,415,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Prudential (NYSE: PUK) and Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE:RGA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Quadrature Capital Ltd reduced its stake in shares of Reinsurance Group of America Inc (NYSE:RGA) by 41.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,876 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 1,303 shares during the quarter. Quadrature Capital Ltd’s holdings in Reinsurance Group of America were worth $289,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) versus Its Peers Financial Contrast (americanbankingnews.com) Comparing Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) and The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Head to Head Analysis: Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) versus Its Competitors (americanbankingnews.com) Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) versus The Competition Financial Survey (americanbankingnews.com) Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) EVP Timothy T. Matson Buys 300 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)

    RGA has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Wells Fargo restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $160.00 price target (up previously from $150.00) on shares of Reinsurance Group of America in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. UBS initiated coverage on Reinsurance Group of America in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $168.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Reinsurance Group of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, March 12th. Morgan Stanley reduced their price target on Reinsurance Group of America from $138.00 to $135.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on Reinsurance Group of America in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $164.00 price target for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $159.78.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch For 2018: Acxiom Corporation(ACXM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ: ACXM) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $239.88 million.

    Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $449.88 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Acxiom Corp. (NASDAQ: ACXM) traded down more than 33% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $18.60 after closing Wednesday at $28.05. The stock’s 52-week high is $32.93. Volume was about 25 times the daily average of around 600,000 shares. The company is being hammered after social media giant Facebook said it would change its relationship with data brokers.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Jounce Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNCE) fell 32.5 percent to $11.92 in pre-market trading. Jounce Therapeutics reported that data from ongoing ICONIC trial of JTX-2011 will be presented at the ASCO.
    Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ: ACXM) fell 10.7 percent to $24.60 in pre-market trading. Acxiom reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter, but issued weak FY19 guidance.
    American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEI) shares fell 10.7 percent to $35 in pre-market trading.
    Enduro Royalty Trust (NYSE: NDRO) shares fell 8.5 percent to $3.25 in pre-market trading after tumbling 10.76 percent on Wednesday.
    NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) fell 8.3 percent to $244.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Aircastle Limited (NYSE: AYR) fell 7.2 percent to $21.30 in pre-market trading after announcing 7.9 million secondary offering of common shares.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) shares fell 5.6 percent to $9.29 in pre-market trading after rising 2.29percent on Wednesday.
    Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI) shares fell 5.3 percent to $3.93 in pre-market trading after rising 5.60 percent on Wednesday.
    Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) fell 4 percent to $43.40 in pre-market trading. Cisco reported better-than-expected results for its third quarter. The company sees fourth quarter earnings in the range of 68 cents-70 cents with sales growth of 4-6 percent.
    Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) fell 3.2 percent to $88.45 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat results for its second quarter. Comps were down 0.1 percent in the quarter. The company sees third-quarter comps coming in flat to up 1 percent.
    Children's Place, Inc. (

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ: ACXM) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $239.88 million.

    PetIQ, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETQ) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $108.58 million.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch For 2018: Capitol Federal Financial(CFFN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ: CFFN) and Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ:NRIM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BankUnited (NYSE: BKU) and Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Short Intelsat: Sound Investment Or Wild Speculation?

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Satellite data service sounds like something that might have a lot of potential. However, a bet on Intelsat (NYSE:I) is really just a bet on satellite internet and traditional TV. These are both questionable bets given the competition today. But the thing that Intelsat’s situation dire is their massive debt load. Intelsat’s price rise is in stark contrast to this reality and I believe the stock is nothing more than a bubble.

The following tables summarize Intelsats business since 2010.


Source: I SEC Filings – Intelsat SA

1. Network services really just mean satellite internet. A greater number of mobile broadband (4g) and fiber connections and increased availability of fiber explain plainly why Intelsats revenue has dropped by 12%/year for this customer set. On top of that, there is also increased competition within the satellite space.

One place where satellite internet doesn’t face competition is during air travel. This is a rapidly growing market. This is the only compelling case I could think of to turn around the satellite internet business and deserves a closer look.

Two customers of Intelsat, GoGo (NASDAQ:GOGO) and Global Eagle (NASDAQ:ENT), each lost more than $100m in 2017 providing in-flight internet service. Despite beating earnings expectations this month GoGos share price sharply fell 40%. The drop was simply a correction after the market realized how bad the business looks. Global Eagles results have been so bad that in March they accepted a deal with a hedge fund that was unfavorable to shareholders, resulting in a 30% stock price decline.

Viasat (NASDAQ:VSAT) provides in-flight internet service with their own satellite network and is a direct competitor to Intelsat. Their profit margins have been thin in the past and have now recently turned into losses. Interestingly, the stock trades at the same price as one year ago when they were actually profitable. Either the price was too cheap back then or it is too expensive now. The market’s reaction of GoGo’s recent earnings is evidence for the latter case.

By researching a potential risk factor in shorting Intelsat I actually discovered another few short possibilities.

2. Media really means satellite TV. Traditional media has steadily lost market share to alternatives such as YouTube and Netflix. While revenue has kept up with inflation it is hard to envision a hard turnaround that Intelsat really needs. Far more likely would be an eventual decline in subscriptions, similar to cable.

Source: Infographic: Netflix Surpasses Major Cable Providers in the U.S.


Source: Google

I wanted to get an idea for the market’s outlook of TV broadcasting companies. So I searched google and added the first 5 that came up to a portfolio to see how it compared to the rest of the market in recent years. Clearly, the market is not optimistic about the future of the traditional TV broadcasting business as you can see in the portfolio below. Why is the suddenly so bullish about Intelsat then when it is the largest part of their business?


Source: Portfolio Visualizer

3. The government set is hard to quantify. The annual report states that the drop in revenue is caused by declining market prices of their services, suggesting competition from other satellite data providers:



Source: I SEC Filings – Intelsat SA

Government represents just 16% of Intelsat’s revenue though and has been declining more rapidly than the other two customer sets. From a bigger picture perspective it is hard to tell why the government would demand Intelsat’s services at an increased rate than the general population.

If anyone in the comments has an idea of how the government customer set will dramatically increase demand and/or pay higher prices I am definitely interested in hearing that argument. I’ve studied this one quite a few hours now and couldn’t come up with a single credible idea that would turn this declining revenue trend around.

4. The barrier to entry for satellite operators has dropped significantly. This is because a launch with SpaceXs Falcon 9 rocket costs just $60m compared to $180m for the old popular option, the Ariane 5. Satellite launches are projected to increase significantly from here. You can see in the table below that the number of launches will make a serious jump in 2018.



Source: Space launch market competition – Wikipedia

Newcomers to the satellite data business will be able to charge significantly cheaper prices as a result of these cheaper launches and Intelsat will be forced to follow suit.

If you disagree with this idea run a quick thought experiment. Hypothetically, if all satellite launches were free tomorrow would this be good or bad for Intelsat? The answer is that the cost of future satellite services would be dramatically lower because launch costs wont have to be passed onto the end user anymore. Meanwhile the money that Intelsat spent on old rocket launches would still be built into their debt as a sunk cost. The much cheaper Falcon 9 rocket did this only to a lesser degree.

5. Intelsat has $14.1 billion of long term debt that carried an interest expense of $1b in 2017. Technically they have fixed rate loans and a partial hedge for rising interest rates. However, their income statement tells a different story as interest expense increased 12% in 2 years. A review of the table below shows what is going on. Fixed rate loans are being refinanced regularly at a much higher interest rate. And while a third of their debt is hedged to a maximum rate of 2% that hedge expires in 3 years. This really puts Intelsat on the clock for a turnaround.

Source: I SEC Filings – Intelsat SA

This is a massively underwater business. They have both a declining customer base and service price. Most importantly, they are facing steadily rising interest rates. The fundamentals are clear that this company is likely going to zero barring something like a bailout. In fact, I would actually challenge someone in the comments to point me to unhealthier balance sheet for a company that isnt trading at bankruptcy prices.

One risk factor against the short case is that c band sharing can turn things around for this company. I do not believe this argument has much merit. It relies on an awful lot of ifs. 1. If c band sharing were actually allowed. Maybe, fair enough. 2. If the service was actually superior to 4g. This seems questionable given higher latency which is constrained by the speed of light. Doesnt everyone think 4g is already great – I can’t even tell a difference anymore between this and my fiber line at home it has become so high quality. 3. If a company like Google doesn’t come in compete with low margins. They already tried to do this with fiber in order to get more users. Even if that threat doesn’t come to fruition what is the economic moat for a regular internet service provider from jumping in?

The main risk in shorting Intelsat is that the price has not remotely followed a rational path since it became hyped up. It is impossible to tell when the share price will match the reality of the situation. The best way to combat this is conservative position sizing and patience. A specific risk is that you can expect the position to strongly move against you if c band sharing is allowed – regardless of if it can actually save the company or not.

The other main reason not to short is that there is no obvious short term catalyst that would cause the price to drop. I dont pretend to have one. When the company recently missed its earnings expectation the company price shot up instead of making a rational drop. That was actually when I decided to enter the short because that was the moment it became clear to me that the market is using this stock as a blackjack table rather than an investment vehicle. Thus, youre really just betting against a pure bubble here and take on the risks that entails.

Disclosure: I am/we are short I, ENT, GOGO, VSAT.

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.

Additional disclosure: I am no longer short ENT after the recent earnings announcement but plan to be again in the future.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018

Stocks went nowhere today because, well why should they? Not everyone thinks the calm can last, however.

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The S&P 500 ticked up 0.1% to 2,037.05 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 19.66 points, or 0.1%, to 17,535.39. The Nasdaq Composite declined 0.1% to 4,766.79.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded in a range of just 90.78 points, the narrowest since Dec. 24, 2015. The S&P 500 traded in a range of less than 20 points for the sixth consecutive day, the longest such streak since August 2015.

The calm came despite weak consumer spending data that caused the Atlanta Fed’s real-time GDPNow to forecast just a 0.6% increase in GDP during the first quarter.

BlackRocks Richard Turnill contends “it’s been to quiet out there.” He explains why:

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.(ENT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) dropped about 1.4% Tuesday, to post a new 52-week low of $14.29 after closing at $14.49 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $19.92. Volume was about 7 times the daily average of around 420,000 shares. The company’s CEO and CFO both resigned unexpectedly this morning.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Global Eagle Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: ENT) were down around 31 percent to $4.30. Global Eagle named Jeff Leddy as Chief Executive Officer. Dave Davis resigned as CEO effective February 20, 2017.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: M&T Bank Corporation(MTB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We believe investors should continue to own three types of bank stocks: “Return of Capital (RC) Stocks”, “Risk On (RO) Stocks”, and “Multiple Revaluation (MR) Stocks.” RC stocks include M&T Bank (MTB), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), and SunTrust Banks (STI); RO stocks include Bank of America, Popular (BPOP), Citigroup, JPMorgan, and KeyCorp (KEY); and MR stocks include BB&T (BBT) and PNC Financial Services Group (PNC).

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated(HBAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. BidaskClub lowered Huntington Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. JPMorgan Chase lifted their price objective on Huntington Bancshares from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Huntington Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 5th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $18.00 price objective on shares of Huntington Bancshares in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $16.75 price objective on shares of Huntington Bancshares in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $16.98.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Who is at the lower-end of the range for 2016 payout ratios? We expect Zions Bancorporation, Huntington Bancshares (HBAN), andBank of America to seek the least amount of capital return in 2016 (ranging between 50-60% of estimated earnings).

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Kalytera Therapeutics, Inc. (QUEZF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Kalytera Therapeutics Inc (OTC: QUEZF) closed a C$13.4 million ($10.2 million) tranche of a private placement for the acquisition of Talent Biotechs Ltd.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: The Charles Schwab Corporation(SCHW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Charles Schwab Corp. (NYSE: SCHW) had a famous investor selling stock this past week. Chairman Charles Schwab continues to sell stock at an orderly pace. This week the iconic discount brokerage executive sold 600,000 shares at prices between $32.50 and $33.75. The total for the trade came to a whopping $20 million.As we have noted in the past, Schwab is past 80 years old and clearly much of his selling over the years has been for estate planning purposes. The shares traded Friday at $35.25, so a fair amount left on the table.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Charles Schwab Corp. (NYSE: SCHW) also had a famous investor selling stock this past week. The chairman of the company, Charles Schwab, continues to sell stock at an orderly pace. This week the iconic discount brokerage executive and the CEO of the company combined to sell a block of 400,000 shares at prices between $35.43 and $35.46. The total for the trades came to a whopping $14 million.As we have noted in the past, Mr. Schwab is past 80 years old, and clearly much of his selling over the years has been for estate planning purposes. The shares endedFriday at $37.48 so a fair amount left on the table.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: American International Group Inc.(AIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sentry Investment Management LLC lessened its holdings in American International Group (NYSE:AIG) by 8.6% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 64,968 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 6,147 shares during the quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC’s holdings in American International Group were worth $3,536,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE: DPS) to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion before the opening bell. Dr Pepper Snapple shares fell 0.07 percent to close at $93.49 on Monday.
    Analysts expect American International Group Inc (NYSE: AIG) to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $12.87 billion after the closing bell. AIG shares gained 0.38 percent to $66.39 in after-hours trading.
    Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) reported in-line earnings for its fourth quarter, while sales missed expectations. Flowers Foods shares fell 1.87 percent to $20.45 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, Diebold Nixdorf Inc (NYSE: DBD) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $1.31 billion. Diebold Nixdorf shares slipped 0.73 percent to close at $27.20 on Monday.

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

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Heading into its earnings following the close of trading yesterday, shares of American International Group (AIG) had gained 34% from its low on Jun. 28 to Feb. 14. Then the bottom fell out.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on American International Group (AIG)

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    Insurance company American International Group Inc. (AIG) stock fell 5.3% as harsh winter weather weighed on profits. But the company’s long-term care exposure is relatively minimal.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018

SP Plus Corp (NASDAQ:SP) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2017. SP Plus Corp is a provider of parking management, ground transportation and other ancillary services to commercial, institutional and municipal clients in the United States Puerto Rico and Canada. SP Plus Corp has a market cap of $789.360 million; its shares were traded at around $35.05 with a P/E ratio of 18.25 and P/S ratio of 0.46. SP Plus Corp had annual average EBITDA growth of 6.40% over the past ten years. GuruFocus rated SP Plus Corp the business predictability rank of 3-star.

For the last quarter SP Plus Corp reported a revenue of $392.4 million, compared with the revenue of $441.4 million during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $1.6 billion, a decrease of 1.5% from the previous year. For the last five years SP Plus Corp had an average revenue growth rate of 8.7% a year.

The reported diluted earnings per share was $1.83 for the year, an increase of 77.7% from previous year. Over the last five years SP Plus Corp had an EPS growth rate of 63.9% a year. The SP Plus Corp had an operating margin of 5.12%, compared with the operating margin of 3.26% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of SP Plus Corp is 3.66%. The profitability rank of the company is 8 (out of 10).

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: American International Group Inc.(AIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was yet another record-setting day for the stock market, as the Dow climbed triple digits and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite followed the venerable average to unprecedented heights. Economic data showing rising inflation made it more likely that the Federal Reserve will look to boost interest rates at its next Federal Open Market Committee meeting next month, and the ripples throughout the bond market sent many investors to consider stocks instead. Yet despite the substantial rally, some stocks missed out on the move higher, and American International Group (NYSE:AIG), Teck Resources (NYSE:TECK), and Movado Group (NYSE:MOV) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    BMO’s Charles Sebaski explains why he upgraded American International Group (AIG) to Outperform from market Perform:

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    AIG has been trading at discount to its tangible book given its mid-single digit return profile; however, we expect AIGs valuation to keep increasing with its improving return profile. We are now forecasting AIG to generate a 9.9% operating return on tangible common equity (ROtE) in 2018, which would be a 450 bp improvement from 2016. A double-digit return profile warrants the 1x multiple that we are applying to its tangible book value per share. While we expect AIGs return profile to benefit from lower taxes, we also expect the companys life and retirement business to improve from the rising interest rates as those spread businesses are more interest rate sensitive than the P&C business. That said, we expect continued improvement on both the loss and expense sides of the P&C as contributing factors to the ROtE improve.

    BMO also upgraded Arch Capital Group (ACGL), Brown & Brown (BRO), and Travelers (TRV).

    Shares of American International Group have declined 0.4% to $65.60 at 3:36 p.m. today, whileArch Capital Group has gained 2% to $87.90,Brown & Brown has advanced 0.5% to $44.65, andTravelers has risen 1.3% to $120.79.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    American International Group (AIG) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after its earnings fell well short of the Street consensus.

    Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

    AIG dropped 8.9% to $60.85 today, while the S&P 500 gained 0.5% to 2,349.25.

    Yes, AIG’s earnings were bad. It reported an operating loss of $2.72 a share, missing forecasts for a profit of 42 cents, according to Bloomberg. And it didn’t help that John Paulson’s Paulson & Co. cut its stake in the insurer.

    You’ll notice the forecast is different than what it was in my earlier post on AIG–and an AIG spokesperson even reached out to tell me that the consensus, at least according to FactSet, should had been for a loss of 61 cents a share. Why the confusion? RBC’s Mark Dwelle and Scott Heleniak have your answer:

    In reporting results AIG has recast all of its business segments, transferring various pieces to a Legacy unit, reallocating corporate expenses and net investment income as well as making some changes as to what is included within operating income, the most notable of which is that loss reserve discount effects in U.S. Commercial Insurance (and the Legacy unit) are now excluded from Operating Income. Accordingly, comparisons to prior reported results, and to some extent our 4Q16 estimates, require some reconciliation.

    Macquarie’sAmit Kumar considers the bull and bear cases on AIG:

    On 2/14, after market close, AIG reported a Q4 operating loss of $2.72 per share vs. our estimate of a $0.52 loss and street consensus of a $0.54 loss. Results are not directly comparable to street consensus due to lack of unanimity in terms of reserve adjustment estimates. Results included a higher than estimated $5.6 billion or $3.56/share of adverse development. The company had previously announced the possibility of a material reserve charge in the quarter. The bulls on the stock would note that this quar

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sentry Investment Management LLC lessened its holdings in American International Group (NYSE:AIG) by 8.6% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 64,968 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 6,147 shares during the quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC’s holdings in American International Group were worth $3,536,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on American International Group (AIG)

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Hot Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. (WNDW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB:WNDW) is another third-party currently engaged in research and development to incorporate one of GLW’s glass products in an innovative manner. WNDW, a leading developer of transparent electricity-generating coatings for glass windows and flexible veneers, announced its plan to develop electricity-generating flexible glass. In particular, WNDW’s scientists and engineers recently applied layers of its liquid coatings onto GLW’s Willow Glass and laminated them under conditions that simulate the high pressure and temperatures of the manufacturing processes used by commercial glass and window producers. The result was a bendable glass “veneer” which generates electricity. WNDW anticipates installing these sheets of electricity-generating glass veneers over existing office tower windows, turning buildings into vertical power generators and helping decrease their carbon footprint. The company also believes that such veneers could be applied to flat and curved surfaces on automobiles, trucks, buses, airplanes, and boats to generate onboard electrical power. WNDW’s veneer products are being developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in an effort to commercialize WNDW’s products. While we saw no specific timeline for when WNDW would offer its products incorporating Willow Glass, we are once again excited by this innovative use of a GLW product.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.(ENT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Global Eagle Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: ENT) were down around 31 percent to $4.30. Global Eagle named Jeff Leddy as Chief Executive Officer. Dave Davis resigned as CEO effective February 20, 2017.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) dropped about 1.4% Tuesday, to post a new 52-week low of $14.29 after closing at $14.49 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $19.92. Volume was about 7 times the daily average of around 420,000 shares. The company’s CEO and CFO both resigned unexpectedly this morning.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: MiMedx Group, Inc(MDXG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Some stocks are just too hard to take a position in, Cramer told viewers, as he dove into the stock of MiMedx (MDXG) , a small-cap biopharma that converts donated placental tissue into skin grafts that help in the recovery for a host of ailments.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The price of Bitcoin surged more than 17% to top $8,000 in a rapid move that surprised many investors this morning. The sudden rally appears to be the result of a short squeeze, according to CNBC contributor Brian Kelly. This means that investors who had been betting on a decline in the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency had been forced to jump back and buy the currency again. A lot of people have been betting on a decline in the price of Bitcoin heading toward the April 17 tax deadline. The expectation is that many people will need to sell their Bitcoin in order to raise cash to meet tax obligations. Here’s our latest daily insight on why the Bitcoin bear market may end very soon.
    Markets gains have been capped by concerns about the latest news out of the Federal Reserve. On Wednesday, minutes from the Fed’s most recent meeting indicated that policy makers are prepared to raise interest rates several more times in the coming months in order to stave off concerns about inflation.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: BLK, FB, DAL
    Shares of BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) are on the move after the company reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $6.70. Analysts projected the firm would report EPS of $6.45 on top of $3.28 billion in revenue. The firm topped revenue expectations. The firm noted that an increase in its consulting fees and the recent tax reform bill helped bolster its profitability by 27%.
    The stock of Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has climbed more than 6% since Tuesday. Investors cheered the testimony of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who appeared before Congress for two days to discuss his company’s privacy policies. The CEO and his firm have been under intense scrutiny since news broke that 87 million user accounts had been accessed without permission by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 election season. The firm had ties to President Trump’s campaign.
    Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) reported ea

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap regenerative biomaterial product and bioimplant stock MiMedx Group Inc (NASDAQ: MDXG) is thethirteenth most shorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 40.54% according to Highshortinterest.com. MiMedx Group isa leading biopharmaceutical company developing and marketing regenerative and therapeutic biologics utilizing human placental tissue allografts with patent-protected processes for multiple sectors of healthcare. The Company processes the human placental tissue utilizing proprietary PURION庐 Process among other processes, to produce safe and effective allografts.MiMedx Group is the leading supplier of placental tissue, having supplied over 1,000,000 allografts to date for application in the Wound Care, Burn, Surgical, Orthopedic, Spine, Sports Medicine, Ophthalmic and Dental sectors of healthcare.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MiMedx Group (NASDAQ:MDXG) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    MiMedx Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG) dropped nearly 23% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $6.05. Shares closed at $7.83 on Friday and the stock’s 52-week high is $18.25. Volume was over 22 million, about 10 times the daily average. The company postponed is quarterly report last week in order to conduct an accounting review and Bloomberg reported today that a U.S. Justice Department investigation is underway.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation(SNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Permian Basin pipeline project includes an investment by China’s state-controlled China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE: SNP), aka Sinopec. Other partners in the project include ArcLight Capital and Freepoint Commodities LLC. The deal also includes an expansion to oil storage facilities in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where recent hurricanes have caused so much damage. The project still requires approval from both countries governments.’

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: PDC Energy, Inc.(PDCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Names which screen well on a combination of attractive valuation and equitized capital structure, include Outperform rated Apache, Anadarko Petroleum,Gulfport Energy as well as Market Perform rated QEP Resources (QEP) and PDC Energy (PDCE).

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Goldman Sachs analyst Brian Singer and team contend that EOG Resources (EOG), Diamondback Energy (FANG), PDC Energy (PDCE), Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD), and RSP Permian (RSPP) can benefit from greater productivity. They explain:

Top Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019

Since Last Time

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

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

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

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

Top Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: KLX Inc.(KLXI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    KLX Inc (NASDAQ: KLXI) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.30 per share on revenue of $383.62 million.

    Baozun Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ: BZUN) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $610.98 million.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Neogen Corporation(NEOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

     

Top Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.(ENT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Global Eagle Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: ENT) were down around 31 percent to $4.30. Global Eagle named Jeff Leddy as Chief Executive Officer. Dave Davis resigned as CEO effective February 20, 2017.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) dropped about 1.4% Tuesday, to post a new 52-week low of $14.29 after closing at $14.49 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $19.92. Volume was about 7 times the daily average of around 420,000 shares. The company’s CEO and CFO both resigned unexpectedly this morning.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Deutsche Bank AG(DB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Deutsche Bank AG (DB) announced plans in its Thursday morning earnings report to cut a “significant” number of jobs in its global investment banking division. DB reported net income falling to 120 million euros, down 79% from the same period last year and well below the FactSet analyst forecast of 377 million euros. The bank’s core tier one capital ratio, a measure of the cash it can set aside to cover potential losses, slipped 60 basis points from the end of last year to 13.4%.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Today, Deutsche Bank (DB) pretty much signals an all-clear based on that call and says things are indeed getting better. So there are buyers all over the place.

  • [By Diane Alter]

    The New York Times first reported that Frontier Airlines is prepping for an initial public offering. The Denver, Colo.-based low-cost carrier has hired Deutsch Bank (NYSE: DB), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), and Evercore Partners Inc. (NYSE: EVR) to handle the IPO. The airline started the process late last year when it approached a number of bankers.