For pretty much three years now, Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) stock has been almost remarkably range-bound. SBUX stock had been one of the market’s better performers for years, but since July 2015, it has stayed almost entirely between a low price of $54 and a high price of $63.
At this point, I’m not sure what gets the stock out of its range. The unfortunate incident in Philadelphia last week hopefully won’t have a long-term impact. I like Starbucks as a consumer, and it’s not as if business is going to collapse.
But the problem remains that Starbucks stock is pricing in more growth than it appears capable of generating. Tax reform has brought in the earnings multiple assigned to SBUX stock, which now sits at a more reasonable 21x. But that still assumes a level of growth that I’m not quite sure Starbucks is capable of generating long term.
And in the near term, with earnings due on Thursday, there’s reason for caution as well. All told, I do think there’s an attractive price for Starbucks stock, but I don’t think $58 is quite it.
Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Honeywell International Inc.(HON)
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Honeywell International Inc. (HON) rose Friday, April 20, after topping profit estimates and raising full-year forecast due to strength in its aerospace business.
- [By Paul Ausick]
The two current primary suppliers of APUs are Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) and United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The partnership with Safran gives Boeing an opportunity to carve out its own place in the market for APUs and, more important, the market for servicing the engines.
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Finally on Friday, General Electric (GE) will provide an update on its turnaround efforts, while Honeywell (HON) will update investors on its breakup plans. Cramer said he’ll also be watching Procter & Gamble (PG) and Schlumberger (SLB) , two more long-time favorites.
Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc.(SWM)
- [By Logan Wallace]
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Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Gulfport Energy Corporation(GPOR)
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ: GPOR) and Callitas Health (OTCMKTS:MPHMF) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.
- [By Max Byerly]
Liberum Capital reissued their hold rating on shares of Great Portland Estates (LON:GPOR) in a research note published on Wednesday morning.
GPOR has been the subject of a number of other reports. Barclays increased their price objective on shares of Great Portland Estates from GBX 560 ($7.51) to GBX 580 ($7.78) and gave the company an underweight rating in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Great Portland Estates in a report on Friday, March 2nd. Goldman Sachs Group cut their price objective on shares of Great Portland Estates from GBX 675 ($9.06) to GBX 665 ($8.92) and set a neutral rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, March 14th. Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on shares of Great Portland Estates from GBX 620 ($8.32) to GBX 660 ($8.86) and gave the company an underweight rating in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. Finally, Citigroup raised their target price on shares of Great Portland Estates from GBX 700 ($9.39) to GBX 735 ($9.86) and gave the company a neutral rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Great Portland Estates has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 662.15 ($8.88).
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Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on shares of Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ:GPOR) in a report released on Wednesday. The firm issued a buy rating and a $13.40 target price on the oil and gas producer’s stock.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Gulfport Energy Co. (NASDAQ:GPOR) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Financial Group lifted their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Gulfport Energy in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, June 11th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst Z. Parham now expects that the oil and gas producer will earn $0.29 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.28. Jefferies Financial Group has a “Buy” rating and a $15.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Gulfport Energy’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.32 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.51 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.34 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.23 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.24 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $1.19 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.52 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.93 EPS.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Gulfport Energy Corp. (NASDAQ: GPOR) traded down about 10% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $10.90 after closing Monday at $12.12. The stock’s 52-week high is $9.75. Volume was over 12 million, nearly four times the daily average of about 3.4million shares. The company had no specific news announced its capital budget and a stock repurchase program after markets closed Monday.
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Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares jumped 31.6 percent to $12.18 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.
ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 26.5 percent to $14.55 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares gained 25 percent to $4.0234 following Q1 beat.
Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) jumped 23.5 percent to $55.12 following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) gained 23.3 percent to $59.00 after reporting Q1 results.
TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 22.5 percent to $47.51 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares surged 21.7 percent to $3.36. Amazon.com's partnership with Sears started in 2017 with an agreement to sell Kenmore-branded appliances online. On Wednesday, the companies announced an extension of their relationship to now include tire delivery and installations.
EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) jumped 21.3 percent to $2.68 following Q1 results.
LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) surged 20.4 percent to $3.395 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP) gained 19 percent to $15.82 after reporting Q1 results.
Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLCM) shares rose 18.5 percent to $8.13 following Q1 results.
Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) rose 18.3 percent to $52.47 after the company posted strong quarterly results.
Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) shares jumped 18.3 percent to $6.47 following quarterly results.
IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) shares climbed 17 percent to $4.68 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 16.8 percent to $90.10 following Q4 results.
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Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Ford Motor Company(F)
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Ford Motor Co.(NYSE:F) doubled down on China during 2012 when it placed a $5 billion bet that a fifth car factory, as well as a slew of new vehicles and engines, would help build that nation into a second pillar of revenues and profits. At first, the results were promising. From 2012 through 2015, shareholders could always count on the sales numbers out of China as a pick-me-up. Fast-forward to May 2018, however, and one thing is clear: Ford China sales data is no longer something to look forward to.
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The SoftBank Vision Fund could have set up a partnership to advance autonomous driving vehicles with any major car manufacturer in the world. The $100 billion fund picked a U.S. car company for its primary project in the sector. General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) will get $2.25 billion invested into GM Cruise. Ford Motor Co.’s (NYSE: F) plans to have a large fleet of self-driving cars by 2021 got no backing.
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Crude oil prices continue to remain in focus after Brent crude hit $80.00 per barrel. The benchmark crude touched $80.00, as markets are concerned about the impact renewed Iranian sanctions will have on global supply. French oil giant Total announced Wednesday that it was abandoning a gas project in Iran after failing to obtain a waiver from the Trump administration to do business in Iran. The sanctions are expected to decline global output at a time that OPEC is already working diligently to push oil prices higher by containing excessive global production.
Four Stocks to Watch Today: JCP, BABA, F, KR
Shares of JCPenney (NYSE: JCP) are ticking higher after its earnings report before the bell. Yesterday, retail companies were stunned by the 11% jump for its rival Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) stock thanks to a strong first-quarter report. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.(NYSE: BABA) is generating a lot of buzz as investors monitor trade relations between the United States and China. BABA stock had slumped by 18% thanks to trade restrictions on Chinese companies. Ford Motor Co.(NYSE: F) announced it will restart production of its popular F-150 pickup truck at its Dearborn, Mich., facility. The company recently suspended operations after a fire damaged supplies needed for manufacturing. The F-150 is the most popular consumer vehicle in the United States. In an effort to beat back the growth of Wal-Mart and Amazon, grocery giant Kroger Co.(NYSE: KR) announced a deal to purchase a 5% stake in British online supermarket Ocado. The deal will allow Kroger to utilize the UK firm’s warehouse automation technology in the United States and improve its supply chain costs. Look for additional earnings reports from Applied Materials Inc.(Nasdaq: AMAT), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), The Children’s Place Inc.(Nasdaq: PLCE), Teekay Corp.(NYSE: TK), and Quantum Corp.(NYSE: QTM).
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- [By Nicholas Rossolillo]
After one year under the leadership of CEO Jim Hackett, shares of Ford (NYSE:F) have stopped their slide in value that began in 2014 — at least for now. The automaker is making some bold moves as it prepares for a technology-driven future, and now could be a good buying opportunity.
- [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) shares haven’t gotten much love from investors in recent years. Ford’s abroad operations have struggled due to a combination of weak market conditions and strategic missteps. Meanwhile, in the U.S., Ford was slow to update and expand its lineup of crossovers, SUVs, and trucks as the market shifted away from passenger cars. Rising raw material costs have also cut into the company’s profit recently.
- [By John Rosevear]
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) will present its first-quarter 2018 earnings results after the bell on Wednesday, April 25. What should we expect?
What Wall Street expects
Wall Street analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect Ford to report earnings of $0.41 per share, on average, up from $0.39 per share in the first quarter of 2017. They also expect Ford’s first-quarter revenue to increase, to $37.06 billion from $36.48 billion a year ago.
Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Gerdau S.A.(GGB)
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Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eleven analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $4.00.
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Shares of Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) tumbled more than 10% by 2:45 p.m. EDT Thursday in what was a tumultuous day for stocks in Brazil. The Brazil-based steel company sold off along with that country’s stock market amid fears that the recent trucker strike could have a deep impact on the economy.
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AMG Funds LLC lessened its stake in Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) by 12.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 256,979 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 35,501 shares during the quarter. AMG Funds LLC’s holdings in Gerdau were worth $1,198,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
- [By Max Byerly]
Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) fell 7.6% on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $3.99 and last traded at $4.00. 20,132,700 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 80% from the average session volume of 11,155,967 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.33.