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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019

A few days ago, an article about Nike (NYSE:NKE) argued that “Nike’s shares aren’t priced to buy.” The reasoning was that “Nike is, at best, fairly valued. And it certainly isn’t trading hands at fire-sale prices.” The question is: should you expect (and wait for) fire-sales prices? Most value investors know the maxim that it is better to buy a great business at a fair price than to buy a mediocre business at low price. We think that Nike is a great business at a fair price. We have been waiting for Nike’s price to come down for a long time and meanwhile, we have sold PUT options, though unfortunately these options have never been exercised (but we cashed-in premiums). Today, we bought the stock.

Reasons to avoid the stock

We invest with a long-term view and therefore we ask long-term questions:

Has the management of Nike changed its strategy? Is Nike’s long-term strategy ultimately going to fail? Is there anything that can or has damaged the Nike brand?

Of course, competition is there, but is there any industry where there is no long-term competition? Under Armour (NYSE:UAA), Adidas (OTCQX:ADDDF), Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU) are all good companies, but they have always been there. Under Armour and Lululemon are perceived as new entrants, but they were actually founded 20 years ago (in 1996 and 1998), Adidas is almost a century old, while Nike is “only” 52-years old. So, what has changed? These industries move in waves, but the quality of the Nike brand, its management, and innovation have been a constant. In sum, if your answer to any of the previous questions is YES, then you should reconsider our investment thesis. If it is NO, then we can move on to the next paragraph.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Piper Jaffray Companies(PJC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    NYSE:PJC traded down $1.05 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $76.40. The stock had a trading volume of 37,147 shares, compared to its average volume of 88,276. The company has a market cap of $1.18 billion, a PE ratio of 11.54 and a beta of 1.53. Piper Jaffray Companies has a 52 week low of $52.75 and a 52 week high of $99.80. The company has a quick ratio of 0.10, a current ratio of 1.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Charles Schwab Co. Common Stock (NYSE: PJC) and Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: PacWest Bancorp(PACW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    PagSeguro Digital (NYSE:PAGS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PacWest Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.0886152133536 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Porsche Automobil Holding SE (POAHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited(HMY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Exor Investments (UK) LLPSibanye-Stillwater (SBGL) – 45,970,311 shares, 32.51% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 8.09%VEON Ltd (VEON) – 37,657,792 shares, 31.02% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.83%Cameco Corp (CCJ) – 5,967,410 shares, 19.32% of the total portfolio. Harmony Gold Mining Co Ltd (HMY) – 13,275,728 shares, 6.26% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 6.84%Novagold Resources Inc (NG) – 5,889,905 shares, 6.21% of the total portfolio. Shares

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 19.7 percent to $35 in pre-market trading. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 13.5 percent to $16.88 in pre-market trading after climbing 104.82 percent on Tuesday.
    Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) shares rose 11.3 percent to $43.81 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its third quarter on Tuesday.
    The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) rose 9.6 percent to $125.98 in pre-market trading.
    Aduro BioTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADRO) rose 5.8 percent to $7.25 in pre-market trading after falling 1.44 percent on Tuesday.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 5.2 percent to $22.42 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) rose 5.2 percent to $32.05 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 5 percent to $17.11 in pre-market trading following strong Q1 results.
    Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE: HMY) shares rose 4.4 percent to $2.02 in pre-market trading.
    22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE: XXII) rose 4.9 percent to $2.15 in pre-market trading after dropping 8.07 percent on Tuesday.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.1 percent to $102.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) rose 3.3 percent to $61 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE: HMY) fell 1.2% Wednesday to match a 52-week low of $1.56 set Monday and equaled Tuesday. Shares closed at $1.58 yesterday. The 52-week high is $2.53. Volume of around 8.2 million was almost 90% higher than the daily average of about 4.5 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Greenfield African countries like Burkina Faso are starting to look very attractive for mining as the South African mining sector continues to face numerous headwinds. This week, shares of major South African mining stock like DRDGOLD Limited (NYSE: DRD), Gold Fields Limited (NYSE: GFI), Harmony Gold Mining Co (NYSE: HMY) and Sibanye-Stillwater (NYSE: SBGL) fell off amid news about further company retrenchments and a warning from the ruling African National Congress (ANC) against doing more job cuts.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Tensions keep rising in the South African mining sector. Today that’s taking a toll on shares of companies with major mining operations in the country. Sibanye-Stillwater (NYSE:SBGL) stock fell by as much as 13.4%, Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI) stock dropped by as much as 12.3%, and Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE:HMY) fell by as much as 9.9%. Others such as AngloGold Ashanti, Anglo American, and Randgold Resources also saw significant declines in their share prices.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: CoreSite Realty Corporation(COR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CORION (CURRENCY:COR) traded down 6.2% against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 13:00 PM Eastern on June 1st. In the last seven days, CORION has traded up 0.5% against the U.S. dollar. One CORION token can currently be purchased for $0.12 or 0.00001572 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. CORION has a market cap of $0.00 and $4,199.00 worth of CORION was traded on exchanges in the last day.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    CoreSite Realty Corp (NYSE:COR) – Research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group cut their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for shares of CoreSite Realty in a note issued to investors on Thursday, October 4th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst J. Petersen now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will earn $1.22 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $1.23. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for CoreSite Realty’s FY2018 earnings at $5.04 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $5.44 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $5.94 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CORION (CURRENCY:COR) traded 0.1% higher against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 11:00 AM Eastern on June 12th. One CORION token can currently be purchased for about $0.0711 or 0.00001050 BTC on exchanges. Over the last week, CORION has traded down 38.7% against the dollar. CORION has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $1,404.00 worth of CORION was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: The Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc.(CUBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc. common stock (NASDAQ:CUBA) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc. common stock earned a news sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the investment management company an impact score of 48.5554072096128 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: The First of Long Island Corporation(FLIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “First of Long Island Corp (FLIC) Position Trimmed by ClariVest Asset Management LLC” was originally posted by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this article on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States and international copyright law. The legal version of this article can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4167612/first-of-long-island-corp-flic-position-trimmed-by-clarivest-asset-management-llc.html.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    First of Long Island (NASDAQ:FLIC) and 1ST RES BK EXTO/SH (OTCMKTS:FRSB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    1ST RES BK EXTO/SH (OTCMKTS:FRSB) and First of Long Island (NASDAQ:FLIC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First of Long Island Corp (NASDAQ:FLIC) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $21.30 and last traded at $21.60, with a volume of 237 shares. The stock had previously closed at $21.50.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Farmer Brothers Company(FARM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Farmer Brothers (NASDAQ:FARM) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) shares jumped 92.1 percent to $7.01.
    iPic Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: IPIC) gained 21.6 percent to $9.73.
    Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ: BZUN) shares jumped 18.7 percent to $53.49 after reporting Q1 results.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) shares jumped 15.9 percent to $50.50. The company's "Smackdown Live" may not be renewed at NBCUniversal network and the company's "Monday Night Raw" program could be worth three times its current value elsewhere, according to a report for The Hollywood Reporter.
    Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPPI) gained 14.7 percent to $ 20.46 after the company issued further details on Phase 3 ADVANCE study of ROLONTIS.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) climbed 13.4 percent to $5.5009.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) rose 13.3 percent to $ 14.23 after the company announced presentation of Phase 2 data from prostate cancer trial of 177Lu-PSMA-617 at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
    Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX) gained 12.9 percent to $1.7499 after the company announced the sale of Post-Panamax Container Vessel for $21 million.
    Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ: ESND) gained 12.7 percent to $12.43. Essendant confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal from Staples of $11.50 per share in cash.
    Blink Charging Co (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 11.8 percent to $8.04 after surging 31.68 percent on Wednesday.
    OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPHC) gained 11.5 percent to $5.15.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares climbed 10.7 percent to $3.74.
    Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) rose 7.9 percent to $25.95 after climbing 7.90 percent on Wednesday.
    Minerva Neurosciences Inc (NASDAQ: NERV) rose 6.5 percent to $6.93 after Journal of Clinical Psychiatry published positive results of cognitive performance from Phase 2B trial of roluperidone in schizophrenia patients.
    Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) rose 5.6 percent to $40
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Apollo Investment Corporation(AINV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bramshill Investments LLC decreased its position in shares of Apollo Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AINV) by 2.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 335,026 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 9,799 shares during the quarter. Apollo Investment makes up about 0.7% of Bramshill Investments LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 19th largest position. Bramshill Investments LLC owned 0.16% of Apollo Investment worth $1,866,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Income investors are always on the lookout for investments that will produce ample income, and it’s hard to find companies that do better right now than business development companies. BDCs like Main Street Capital (NYSE:MAIN) and Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) make investments in different types of businesses, often providing capital through either debt or equity financing. Because BDCs often elect the favorable tax status of regulated investment companies, they have to distribute the vast majority of their taxable income to their shareholders, and that produces the impressive yields that both Main Street and Apollo give their investors.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating reiterated by investment analysts at National Securities in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. They presently have a $6.00 price target on the asset manager’s stock. National Securities’ target price indicates a potential upside of 6.19% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Apollo Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AINV) – Investment analysts at SunTrust Banks lowered their FY2019 EPS estimates for shares of Apollo Investment in a research note issued on Wednesday, February 6th. SunTrust Banks analyst M. Hughes now expects that the asset manager will earn $1.81 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $1.82. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Apollo Investment’s Q4 2019 earnings at $0.46 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.46 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.47 EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at $0.49 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: EMCOR Group, Inc.(EME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Emcor Group Inc (NYSE:EME) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the five brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $86.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Emcor Group Inc (NYSE:EME) EVP R Kevin Matz sold 15,000 shares of Emcor Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $81.12, for a total value of $1,216,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 220,109 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,855,242.08. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top Safest Stocks For 2019

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Mostly positive second-quarter earnings were overshadowed by warnings of a stronger dollar and weaker profits for U.S. companies with international exposure.

From Netflix to Illinois Tool Works, management was downbeat as weaker foreign currencies meant lower sales in those markets when converted back to dollars.

One fortunate side effect of all this is that shares of foreign companies have become cheaper in dollar terms. When a company’s shares are primarily priced in another currency and that base weakens then it’s going to act as an artificial weight on the price of the American Depository Receipts (ADRs).

Top Safest Stocks For 2019: Telefonica Brasil S.A.(VIV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Telefônica Brasil SA (NYSE: VIV) dropped about 2.3% Wednesday to set a new 52-week low of $9.72. Shares closed at $9.95 on Tuesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $17.33. Volume totaled around 1.4 million, about 25% below the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Telefonica Brasil SA (NYSE:VIV) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $14.88.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) and Telefonica Brasil (NYSE:VIV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Vivendi (EPA:VIV) received a €23.50 ($27.33) price target from stock analysts at Barclays in a research note issued on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    UBS Group set a €25.50 ($29.65) target price on Vivendi (EPA:VIV) in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning, www.boersen-zeitung.de reports. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Inventergy Global (OTCMKTS: INVT) and Telefonica Brasil (NYSE:VIV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top Safest Stocks For 2019: Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc.(WHLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

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

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    OncoCyte Corp. (NYSE: OCX) Healthcare $4.98 159.38%
    Fortress Biotech (NASDAQ: FBIO) Healthcare $2.47 133.02%
    Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) Healthcare $1.01 86.69%
    Celldex Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CLDX) Healthcare $0.58 66.82%
    Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc.(NASDAQ: WHLR) Financial $1.80 63.64%
    Scynexis Inc. (NASDAQ: SCYX) Healthcare $1.13 53.64%
    Eldorado Gold Corp. (NYSE: EGO) Basic Materials $3.98 47.96%
    Novus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: NVUS) Healthcare $4.15 43.60%
    PHI Inc. (NASDAQ: PHII) Services $4.50 42.14%
    BioTime Inc. (NYSE: BTX) Healthcare $1.33 41.50%

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust (NASDAQ:WHLR) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Rounding out the top five is a financial services stock, Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc. (NASDAQ: WHLR), which advanced more than 63% to end the week at $1.80 per share.

Top Safest Stocks For 2019: Bloomin' Brands, Inc.(BLMN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wall Street analysts expect Bloomin’ Brands Inc (NASDAQ:BLMN) to post earnings of $0.08 per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Five analysts have made estimates for Bloomin’ Brands’ earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.12 and the lowest is $0.05. Bloomin’ Brands reported earnings of $0.12 per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of 33.3%. The firm is expected to report its next earnings results on Friday, November 2nd.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bloomin’ Brands (NASDAQ: BLMN) and Brinker International (NYSE:EAT) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By John Ballard]

    The restaurant industry has had a rough few years. Bloomin’ Brands (NASDAQ:BLMN), owner of Outback Steakhouse, and Brinker International (NYSE:EAT), owner of Chili’s Grill and Bar, were hit particularly hard by traffic trends. Some of this can be attributed to shifts in consumer behavior, as diners more than ever are demanding faster service and quality food preparation. 

Top Safest Stocks For 2019: Farmer Brothers Company(FARM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    If Coca-Cola intends to stay focused on coffee for the time being, perhaps Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) could be a potential target. This distributor of coffee and other beverage and food products sports a market cap near $500 million.

Top Safest Stocks For 2019: Golden Star Resources Ltd(GSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Golden Star Resources Ltd. (TSE:GSC) (NYSE:GSS) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the six ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is C$1.48.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Golden Star Resources Ltd. (NYSEAMERICAN:GSS) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 10,021,831 shares, an increase of 6.9% from the September 14th total of 9,371,344 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,038,207 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 9.7 days. Approximately 4.7% of the company’s shares are sold short.

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Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019

A few days ago, an article about Nike (NYSE:NKE) argued that “Nike’s shares aren’t priced to buy.” The reasoning was that “Nike is, at best, fairly valued. And it certainly isn’t trading hands at fire-sale prices.” The question is: should you expect (and wait for) fire-sales prices? Most value investors know the maxim that it is better to buy a great business at a fair price than to buy a mediocre business at low price. We think that Nike is a great business at a fair price. We have been waiting for Nike’s price to come down for a long time and meanwhile, we have sold PUT options, though unfortunately these options have never been exercised (but we cashed-in premiums). Today, we bought the stock.

Reasons to avoid the stock

We invest with a long-term view and therefore we ask long-term questions:

Has the management of Nike changed its strategy? Is Nike’s long-term strategy ultimately going to fail? Is there anything that can or has damaged the Nike brand?

Of course, competition is there, but is there any industry where there is no long-term competition? Under Armour (NYSE:UAA), Adidas (OTCQX:ADDDF), Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU) are all good companies, but they have always been there. Under Armour and Lululemon are perceived as new entrants, but they were actually founded 20 years ago (in 1996 and 1998), Adidas is almost a century old, while Nike is “only” 52-years old. So, what has changed? These industries move in waves, but the quality of the Nike brand, its management, and innovation have been a constant. In sum, if your answer to any of the previous questions is YES, then you should reconsider our investment thesis. If it is NO, then we can move on to the next paragraph.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Agenus Inc.(AGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) shares traded up 5.6% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $3.44 and last traded at $3.60. 39,070 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 97% from the average session volume of 1,431,827 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.41.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) dropped 9.8% during trading on Monday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The stock traded as low as $3.30 and last traded at $3.32. Approximately 2,421,286 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 53% from the average daily volume of 1,586,724 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.68.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Attention bargain shoppers: There could be some deals in aisle biotech.Agenus Inc.(NASDAQ:AGEN)andRegeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN) dished out some disappointing losses in recent months, but the market’s reaction to recent events seems a bit overdone.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Harnessing the power of the immune system to fight cancer is a big deal and Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) looks like a great way to follow the trend. This stock trades like a small-cap biotech, but a couple of candidates coming through its pipeline could help push annual revenue past the $1 billion mark. Plus, by this time next year, the company could have half a dozen or so new candidates in clinical trials.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Gilead Sciences, Inc.(GILD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By George Budwell]

    Bellicum is attempting to bring a safer and more potent form of adoptive cell therapy to market for a variety of cancers and orphan inherited blood disorders. By doing so, the company hopes to overcome the extensive leads currently held by the FDA-approved therapies ofGilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) — via its acquisition of Kite Pharma, and Novartis (NYSE:NVS).

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    What should investors do with shares of Celgene (CELG) , Biogen Idec (BIIB) , Gilead Science (GILD) and Regeneron (REGN) ? Cramer once proclaimed these high-fliers his “four horsemen of biotech,” but lately they’ve lost all of their traction, with Celgene down 21%, Biogen off 14%, Gilead down 9% and Regeneron off 23% so far this year.

  • [By Todd Campbell, Sean Williams, and Brian Feroldi]

    There’s no telling if the data will be good, but if it is, Galapagos could benefit significantly from milestone payments and royalties. For instance, its lead product, filgotinib, is licensed to biotech Goliath Gilead Sciences(NASDAQ:GILD) and is being evaluated in a variety of blockbuster autoimmune indications. Results from a phase 3 rheumatoid arthritis study should be available in the second half of 2018; since that market is worth more than $16 billion per year, the payoff for investors could be big. Galapagos will share in EU profits on filgotinib, plus it can collect 20% to 30% royalties on U.S. sales if filgotinibeventually wins an OK.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Biotech traders get heaps of attention, but buying promising young drugmakers and holding them for the long term is a far easier way to get rich. Case in point: Spreading $10,000 evenly among shares of Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB),Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG), andGilead Sciences Inc.(NASDAQ:GILD) around this time in 1998 would have made you a millionaire already.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Farmer Brothers Company(FARM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Enerplus Corporation(ERF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Enerplus (NYSE:ERF) (TSE:ERF) – Stock analysts at National Bank Financial reduced their FY2018 earnings estimates for Enerplus in a research note issued on Thursday, May 3rd. National Bank Financial analyst T. Wood now forecasts that the oil and natural gas company will earn $1.13 per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of $1.27. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for Enerplus’ FY2019 earnings at $1.96 EPS.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: KBR, Inc.(KBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    KBR (NYSE: KBR)
    Though an under-the-radar name, KBR was the construction arm of oilfield services giant Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) before being spun off. With a consolidated market cap of $2.6 billion, KBR describes itself, per its website, as a “global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies within the Government Services and Hydrocarbon sectors.”

Hot Safest Stocks For 2018

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We spend most of our working lives contributing money to retirement accounts but what about taking it out in retirement? If you have pre-tax, Roth, and taxable accounts, how much should you withdraw from each one? Here are some things to consider:

1) How much can you safely withdraw? The safest option is to only withdraw earnings and not touch any of the principal but at current dividend yields and interest rates, don’t expect to get much more than about 2% of your portfolio. That’s probably not enough for most people and that number can fluctuate and may not keep pace with inflation in the long term.

The traditional rule of thumb is that you can safely withdraw about 4% of the initial value of a diversified portfolio and increase that amount with inflation for about 30 years. However, the rule was developed during the 1990s when interest rates were higher and many financial experts (including the financial planner who created it) are concerned that the rule is now obsolete. It also doesn’t take into account that you may have to withdraw larger amounts while you still have a mortgage or before you start collecting pension and Social Security benefits so a steady withdrawal rate may not make sense.

Hot Safest Stocks For 2018: Tenneco Inc.(TEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of auto-part makers like Delphi Automotive (DLPH), BorgWarner (BWA), and Tenneco (TEN) are getting killed today, ostensibly due to an article in Automotive News. Wells Fargo’s Richard Kwas and team think Tesla Motors (TSLA) and its Model 3 deserve at least some of the blame:

Hot Safest Stocks For 2018: Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    The simplest way is to use bullish call strategies on the S&P 500 Information Technology Sector SPDR exchange-traded fund (NYSE Arca: XLK).

    You can use any of his strategies, from buying call options to bull call spreads or the “loophole trade,” as he calls it, which cuts down on risk.

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    What My System Flagged As A Buy This Week
    It’s no secret that the technology sector has had an incredible year so far — the SPDR Technology Select ETF (NYSE: XLK) is up over 31% year-to-date, compared with the S&P 500’s 14% return.

  • [By Tom Gentile]

    Both XLV and the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE Arca: XLK) are the two top-performing sectors so far this year, and both have performed better than the next-best ETF by at least a full 5% or more.

Hot Safest Stocks For 2018: Farmer Brothers Company(FARM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matt Hogan]

    Finbox.io fair value data (as of January 4) shows that there are only five US manufacturing stocks that have 25% or more margin of safety: Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRA), Cooper Tire & Rubber Co (NYSE: CTB), Farmer Brothers Co. (NASDAQ: FARM), Allergan plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE: AGN) and Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: MPAA).