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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019

I will get right to it. After describing the reasons behind its meteoric rise and the discussing why this name was one of my top blue chip top picks for 2017, it comes down to performance. Just this morning Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), as well as other large banks, are out with key earnings reports. This matters for the 2017 call and it matters for the share price which has skyrocketed in the last few months. It’s about the performance. Performance not just on the top and bottom lines but also in several key metrics that I follow closely for all major banks. The bank has come a long way from it facing extinction, and it took we the people to keep it alive. Today Bank of America is one of the largest banks in the United States by assets and yes, it has recovered from the Great Recession. Is it firing on all cylinders like it was pre-recession? No, unfortunately it is not, but it is getting there. Can you stick with the name? We need to examine the company’s most recent earnings and key metrics to make that determination.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Extreme Networks Inc.(EXTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN cut its holdings in shares of Extreme Networks, Inc (NASDAQ:EXTR) by 47.5% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 328,607 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 297,415 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Extreme Networks were worth $3,637,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Extreme Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) reported its fiscal third-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Tuesday. The company said that it had $0.16 in earnings per share (EPS) on $262 million in revenue, versus consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters of $0.21 in EPS on revenue of $268.32 million. In the same period of last year, it posted EPS of $0.10 and $148.66 million in revenue.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Extreme Networks, Inc (NASDAQ:EXTR) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has assigned a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $15.50.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Gerdau S.A.(GGB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    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 Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Gerdau SA (NYSE:GGB) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the nine analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $4.00.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    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.

  • [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.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    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.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Hudson Global, Inc.(HSON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    JBF Capital Inc. purchased a new position in Hudson Global Inc (NASDAQ:HSON) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund purchased 157,917 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $256,000.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Patriot National Bancorp Inc.(PNBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Patriot National Bancorp (NASDAQ: PNBK) and Community Bank, N.A. (NYSE:CBU) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Patriot National Bancorp (NASDAQ:PNBK) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Brean Capital.

    KeyCorp initiated coverage on shares of Republic Services (NYSE:RSG). KeyCorp issued a sector weight rating on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Patriot National Bancorp (NASDAQ:PNBK)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Brean Capital in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Enstar Group Limited(ESGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Enstar Group (NASDAQ: ESGR) and Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Andy Pai]

    Akre capital often holds positions for over ten years. As long as a company is able to keep increasing its economic value, the firm will hold a stock. Although the firm is a long-term investor, Akre doesn't attribute its success to ‘buy and hold' investing, but to the quality of the companies they buy. Some of the companies' long-term holdings have included Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL), Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) and Enstar Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESGR).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Enstar Group (NASDAQ:ESGR) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Saturday morning.

    Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on ESGR. TheStreet cut Enstar Group from a b- rating to a c+ rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 29th. ValuEngine cut Enstar Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc.(SC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose
  • [By Max Byerly]

    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc (NYSE:SC) gapped up before the market opened on Monday after Citigroup raised their price target on the stock from $20.00 to $21.00. The stock had previously closed at $17.58, but opened at $18.68. Citigroup currently has a neutral rating on the stock. Santander Consumer USA shares last traded at $19.12, with a volume of 130287 shares trading hands.

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Shares of subprime automotive lender Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE:SC) are up by about 16% as of 11:35 a.m. EDT after the company announced earnings that were better than Wall Street expected. It earned $242 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, driven by higher loan originations, falling expenses, and declining provisions for loan losses in the first quarter.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: MFS Charter Income Trust(MCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Macro (CURRENCY:MCR) traded flat against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 12:00 PM E.T. on August 26th. Macro has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Macro was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, Macro has traded flat against the dollar. One Macro token can currently be bought for about $0.17 or 0.00002327 BTC on major exchanges.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Macro (CURRENCY:MCR) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on May 30th. During the last seven days, Macro has traded down 6% against the U.S. dollar. Macro has a total market cap of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Macro was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Macro token can now be bought for about $0.17 or 0.00002339 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc.(CNOB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Center Bancorp (NASDAQ:CNOB) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press 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 negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Center Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.8586921520597 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ConnectOne Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:CNOB) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Christopher & Banks Corporation(CBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Warburg Research set a €8.80 ($10.35) target price on Commerzbank (ETR:CBK) in a report issued on Monday morning. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cfra set a €9.50 ($11.05) price target on Commerzbank (ETR:CBK) in a report released on Wednesday. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Commerzbank (ETR:CBK) has been assigned a €9.00 ($10.47) price target by JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a research note issued on Wednesday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the financial services provider’s stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co.‘s price target points to a potential upside of 39.25% from the company’s previous close.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cross Timbers Royalty Trust(CRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (NYSE:CRT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cross Timbers Royalty Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.0297657024049 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (NYSE:CRT) announced a dividend on Tuesday, August 21st, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of 0.108 per share by the oil and gas company on Monday, September 17th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 30th.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now

Just before Thanksgiving, our Under the Radar Movers newsletter suggested shorting small cap business process outsourcing (BPO) stock StarTek, Inc (NYSE: SRT):

“StarTek has been on our bearish watchlist for some time now, any finally gave us the sign we’ve been waiting on. That is, SRT has broken down after a big-time runup since August.”

Our Under the Radar Movers newsletter has a more detailed discussion about StarTek, Inc’s technical chart and a potential shorting/bearish trading strategy:

Small cap StarTek, Inc strives to be the most trusted BPO service provider delivering comprehensive contact center and customer engagement solutions. Service offerings include sales support, order processing, customer care and receivables management and customer analytics.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now: World Energy Solutions Inc(DE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Friday was Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) which rose about 6% to $155.34. The stock’s 52-week range is $112.87 to $175.26. Volume was 7.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.8 million.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Deutsche Bank set a $155.00 price target on Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) in a research note published on Wednesday, The Fly reports. The brokerage currently has a hold rating on the industrial products company’s stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the industrial shares rose 0.64 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Deere & Company (NYSE: DE), up 7 percent, and FreightCar America, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAIL) up 6 percent.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now: VSE Corporation(VSEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    VSE (NASDAQ:VSEC) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Monday.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) will increase its dividend forward yield by 10.26%, VSE Corp. (Nasdaq: VSEC) will increase its dividend payout by 14.29%, and PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: PNC) will increase its dividend payout by 26.67%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    VSE (NASDAQ: VSEC) and ATKINS WS GBP0.005 (OTCMKTS:WATKF) are both construction companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now: Gerdau S.A.(GGB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Gerdau SA (NYSE:GGB) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the nine analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $4.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    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 Logan Wallace]

    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.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    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.

Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2019

Seven years after the end of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the U.S. economy continues to lead the developed world. Gross domestic product in the U.S. has been rising only about 2% annually (compared with a more normal 3%), but the economies of most other major nations are at or just above stall speed.

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Will we ever get back to normal global growth? Probably, given time, but a return to the good old days is still a ways in the future.

Meantime, efforts by central bankers to light a fire under the global economy have pushed down bond yields to ridiculously low levels. Until growth picks up, those yields should stay artificially low. Citing concerns over sluggish employment growth, the Federal Reserve once again opted to leave rates unchanged at its just-concluded June meeting.

Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2019: Nuveen New York Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund(NAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nuveen New York Dividend Advntg Mncpl Fd (NYSE:NAN) announced a monthly dividend on Tuesday, October 2nd, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Monday, October 15th will be given a dividend of 0.048 per share by the financial services provider on Thursday, November 1st. This represents a $0.58 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.69%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 12th.

Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2019: Gerdau S.A.(GGB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Gerdau SA (NYSE:GGB) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the nine analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $4.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    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.

Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2019: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.(CCRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Activist investor Glenn Welling of Engaged Capital LLC, the insurgent investor agitating for changes at TiVo, Rent-a-Center, on Tuesday, May 15, revealed new positions in Aratana Therapeutics Inc. (PETX) , Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (CCRN)  and Finisar Corp. (FNSR)

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ:CCRN) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Thursday.

    Several other brokerages have also commented on CCRN. Lake Street Capital lowered shares of Cross Country Healthcare from a buy rating to a hold rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $16.00 to $11.00 in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. Barrington Research reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $15.00 price target on shares of Cross Country Healthcare in a research report on Tuesday, May 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Cross Country Healthcare from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 10th. Credit Suisse Group dropped their price target on shares of Cross Country Healthcare from $11.50 to $9.00 and set a neutral rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets lowered shares of Cross Country Healthcare from an outperform rating to a market perform rating and set a $13.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Cross Country Healthcare currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $13.14.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    American International Group Inc. trimmed its stake in shares of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) by 20.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 22,638 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 5,648 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. owned about 0.06% of Cross Country Healthcare worth $252,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ:CCRN) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Thursday morning.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019

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)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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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.

  • [By ]

    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)

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Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Gulfport Energy Corporation(GPOR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    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.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    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.
    Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR)

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Ford Motor Company(F)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    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.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    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.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    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)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    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.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    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.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    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.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019

There are a number of great companies in the market today. The ModernGraham valuation model selected five undervalued companies with the highest betas for value investors.

A company’s beta indicates the correlation at which its price moves in relation to the market. A beta greater than one indicates a company is more volatile than the market.

Each company has been determined to be suitable for either the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor according to the ModernGraham approach. Defensive Investors are defined as investors who are not able or willing to do substantial research into individual investments, and therefore need to select only the companies that present the least amount of risk. Enterprising Investors, on the other hand, are able to do substantial research and can select companies that present a moderate (though still low) amount of risk.

With a high beta, Mr. Market may turn these companies around very quickly, so be sure to check them out in depth!

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Caseys General Stores, Inc.(CASY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Notable Earnings

    Casey’s General Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: CASY) Q2 after hours

    Secondary Offering Lockup Expirations

    Athenex, Inc (NASDAQ: ATNX)

    IPO Quiet Period Expirations

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Casey's General Stores Inc (NASDAQ: CASY) reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its second quarter.

    Casey's reported Q2 earnings of $1.28 per share on revenue of $2.154 billion. Analysts were expecting earnings of $1.40 per share on sales of $2.18 billion.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    For a number of years,Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) investors were rewarded by the small-town convenience chain’s decision to become a major vendor of pizza and other prepared foods. But with that success has come increased competition. Combined with somewhat stagnant economies in the areas that Casey’s operates — namely, towns of less than 5,000 people in middle America — the company has had trouble meeting its own expectations. That trend continued on Monday night when Casey’s announced earnings for the third quarter of its fiscal year.

  • [By Chad Fraser]

    One chain that continues to match up well with the above criteria is Casey’s General Stores (NasdaqGS: CASY). We last highlighted the company’s strong prospects in a December 12 Investing Daily article. Since then, the stock has risen nearly 40%.

  • [By Mike Deane]

    After the bell on Monday, Casey’s General Stores (CASY) announced its fiscal Q1 earnings, posting a strong increase in profits and overall revenues compared to the same time period last year.

    The Ankeny, IA-based convenience store company announced quarterly revenues of $2.11 billion, which were up from $1.87 billion in last year’s same quarter. Profits for the company came in at $55.71 million, or $1.43 per share, compared to $39.03 million, or $1.01 per share, in last year’s Q1.

    Both of these figures beat analysts’ estimates, which were EPS of $1.26 on revenues of $2.1 billion.

    CASY shares were up $1.01, or 1.49%, at market close on Monday. YTD, the stock is up more than 26%.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Gerdau S.A.(GGB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Manikandan Raman]

    On the news, Freeport-McMoRan surged 12 percent to $10.20 and Lundin Mining climbed 12 percent to $3.33. Gerdau SA (ADR) (NYSE: GGB) rose 19 percent to $1.23, Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE: VALE) advanced 18 percent to $4.85 and Banco Bradesco SA (ADR) (NYSE: BBD) gained 11 percent to $7.15.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: International Tower Hill Mines Ltd(THM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    While a 209% gain is exciting, FunctionX’s gains are in the past. After looking at the 10 top penny stocks to watch this week, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with serious profit potential ahead of it…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    FunctionX Inc. (OTCMKTS: FNCX) $0.03 209%
    Turtle Beach Corp. (Nasdaq: HEAR) $4.48 52.73%
    DPW Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DPW) $1.16 51.31%
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast Inc. (Nasdaq: EGC) $5.62 49.33%
    MYnd Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYND) $1.91 49.21%
    Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solutions Holding Ltd. (Nasdaq: KONE) $6.43 48.42%
    Rennova Health Inc. (OTCMKTS: RNVA) $0.02 44.30%
    International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. (NYSE: THM) $0.72 41.64%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.13 41.14%
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: BLCM) $8.87 40.53%

    As the gains above suggest, penny stocks can provides tremendous returns for investors very quickly. However, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also inherently risky.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Sigma Designs, Inc.(SIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sigma Designs Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM) dropped about 34% on Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $5.20 against a 52-week high of $8.60 and a Tuesday close of $7.75. Volume of about 6.2 million was about 25 times the daily average of around 280,000. The company reported so-so earnings on Tuesday and the stock was downgraded and price targets lowered by several analysts.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Data source: Silicon Laboratories.

    What happened with Silicon Labs this quarter?
    Revenue was above the high end of guidance provided in late January, which called for a range of $196 million to $202 million. On an adjusted (non-GAAP) basis, which excludes items like equity compensation and acquisition costs, net income was $38.3 million, or $0.87 per share — also above guidance for adjusted earnings per share of between $0.73 and $0.79. IoT revenue grew 17% year over year to $103 million. Infrastructure revenue jumped 37% year over year to $49 million. Broadcast revenue declined 3% to $36 million. Access revenue fell 6% to $17 million. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, on April 18, 2018, Silicon Labs closed its $240 million acquisition of Sigma Designs’ (NASDAQ:SIGM) Z-Wave business. Silicon Labs had initially agreed to acquire all of Sigma Designs this past December for $282 million, but amended the deal last quarter to include only its Z-Wave business after certain closing conditions weren’t met. In any case, the purchase significantly expands Silicon Labs’ position in mesh networking for smart homes.

    What management had to say

    Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle said:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sigma Designs Inc (NASDAQ: SIGM) shares dropped 30 percent to $5.43. Sigma Designs reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $221,000 on revenue of $62.7 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Gainers

    Pyxis Tankers Inc. (NYSE: PXS) rose 47.48 percent to $$5.56, after the company announced it has entered into a definitive securities purchase agreement with a group of investors, which will result in gross proceeds of $4.8 million.
    Sigma Designs Inc (NASDAQ: SIGM) rose 22.77 percent to $6.88. Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ: SLAB) announced plans to buy Sigma Designs for $7.05 per share in cash.
    Steadymed Ltd (NASDAQ: STDY) rose 19.35 percent to $3.70, after the company reported that no clinical trials were required for Trevyent and that the FDA had agreed to the pathway for the drug candidate's NDA resubmission.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) rose 15.73 percent to $7.06. Earlier in the week, Zacks Investment Research had upgraded the company from "Sell" to "Hold".
    Science Applications International Corp (NYSE: SAIC) rose 13.71 percent to $85.77 as the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) rose 12.41 percent to $6.07, after having risen sharply in pre-marketing trading.
    Radius Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDUS) rose 12.41 percent to $30.81 after the company provided an update on data from the Phase 1 005 clinical study of elacestrant in patients with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer during the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 12.32 percent to $25.80 after the company reported its third quarter financial results.
    Prana Biotechnology Limited (NASDAQ: PRAN) rose 11.36 percent to $3.43, as the company announced a research collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceuticals to study the ability of movement disorders compound, PBT434 to slow or prevent neurodegeneration of the gastrointestinal system.
    Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBIO) rose 10.49 percent to $7.90 as the company announced the appointment of Arwa Shurrab and Jamie Ellen Siegel in its clinical hemophilia

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Long Island Iced Tea Corp. (LTEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Long Island Ice Tea changed its name to Long Blockchain (Nasdaq: LTEA), sending shares 200% higher. It remains to be seen how a beverage maker will create shareholder value from blockchain technology — not that its investors care.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    William may be right about a sell-off in stocks… in the cryptocurrency space. Over the last week, companies that have billed themselves as blockchain-focused saw their stocks surge. One firm – Long Island Iced Tea changed its name to Long Island Blockchain and watched its stock surge more than triple digits. But today, firms with this exposure are cratering. MGT Capital Investments Inc. (OTCMKTS: MGTI), Long Island Iced Tea Corp. (Nasdaq: LTEA), Riot Blockchain Inc. (Nasdaq: RIOT), and Siebert Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: SIEB) all fell by more than 12% Friday.

  • [By ]

    5. Blockchain-Related Stocks
    Shorting blockchain-related stocks is an ideal way to not only short bitcoin but also short the entire cryptocurrency craze. Many such stocks exist, such as Riot Blockchain (Nasdaq: RIOT), Long Blockchain (Nasdaq: LTEA), and Longfin (Nasdaq: LFIN). Choose the one that you think is most overhyped and short away!

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Brown Forman Corporation(BF.B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday Brown-Forman Corp. (NYSE: BF.B) which rose nearly 7% to $66.01. The stocks 52-week range is $64.29 to $67.98. Volume was over just over 1 million compared to its average volume of 0.7 million.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: MGT Capital Investments Inc(MGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    MGT Capital Investments Inc. (NYSE: MGT) was down, falling around 24 percent to $2.47 as the company reported that it has received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission. MGT Capital said there is no indication that ‘the company is or will be the subject of any enforcement proceedings.’

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    MGT Capital Investments Inc. (NYSE: MGT) shares shot up 73 percent to $2.98 after John McAfee proposed to become Executive Chairman and CEO.

    Shares of Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ANAC) got a boost, shooting up 55 percent to $99.49 after the company agreed to be acquired by Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) for $99.25 per share.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: PetroChina Company Limited(PTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: “Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect PetroChina (PTR) Stock Price” was reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece on another domain, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of United States and international copyright law. The original version of this piece can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3368551/somewhat-favorable-news-coverage-somewhat-unlikely-to-affect-petrochina-ptr-stock-price.html.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    PetroChina Co. Ltd. (NYSE ADR: PTR) is China’s largest oil company with a market cap of $216.52 billion. PTR is partially owned by the Chinese government.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Century Casinos, Inc.(CNTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Century Casinos (NASDAQ: CNTY) is one of 31 public companies in the “Hotels & motels” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Century Casinos to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNTY) shares dropped 15 percent to $7.77. Century Casinos priced its 4.25 million share offering at $7.50 per share.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.(PLKI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    While chicken and burgers might not sound like a match made in heaven for dinner, it could be tasty for investors inRestaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR). The parent company of Burger King agreed to purchase Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. (NASDAQ:PLKI).

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc (NASDAQ: PLKI) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $85.31 million.

    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $2.28 billion.

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. (Nasdaq: PLKI) stock is up 19% today (Tuesday) after Burger King’s parent company, Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE: QSR), announced it will buy the fast-food chicken company.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now

It’s make-or-break time for the big banks this week as JPMorgan, Citigroup and Wells Fargo gear up for earnings Friday morning.

Financials were staging a comeback Thursday morning, with the XLF ETF rallying more than 1 percent. Despite the surge, the group is still the worst-performing sector in the past month. However, “Options Action” trader Mike Khouw says a recent spike in options activity for the group could suggest the tides are about to change.

“The XLF saw above-average activity this week,” Khouw said Wednesday on CNBC’s Fast Money. “[Thursday] we saw approximately 1.5 times the average daily volume.”

Three of the financial ETF’s top holdings JP Morgan, Citigroup and Wells Fargo are expected to move around 3 percent in either direction when they report this Friday. Of the group, Khouw suggests investors keep a close eye on Wells Fargo.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Gerdau S.A.(GGB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Manikandan Raman]

    On the news, Freeport-McMoRan surged 12 percent to $10.20 and Lundin Mining climbed 12 percent to $3.33. Gerdau SA (ADR) (NYSE: GGB) rose 19 percent to $1.23, Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE: VALE) advanced 18 percent to $4.85 and Banco Bradesco SA (ADR) (NYSE: BBD) gained 11 percent to $7.15.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Capricor Therapeutics, Inc.(CAPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) shares surged 30.2 percent to $5.01 after dropping 40.86 percent on Tuesday. Marathon Patent Group filed for sale of 1.85 million shares of common stock by selling stockholders.
    Capricor Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CAPR) shares jumped 17.2 percent to $2.25 after the company reported the FDA clearance of Investigational New Drug application for CAP-1002.
    Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) gained 13.2 percent to $2.15 following 16.5 percent rally on Tuesday.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares climbed 11.8 percent to $10.45 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    China Distance Education Hldgs Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: DL) shares surged 11.3 percent to $8.67. China Distance Education reported Q4 profit of $5.9 million on revenue of $41.7 million.
    Cytokinetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYTK) shares gained 11 percent to $8.05 after falling 7.05 percent on Tuesday.
    Ooma Inc (NYSE: OOMA) shares surged 8.5 percent to $10.85 as the company posted strong Q3 results.
    Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) climbed 8 percent to $17.12 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Tuesday.
    American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC) surged 7.8 percent to $3.59 after the company reported $8 million in D-VAR system orders.
    Thermon Group Holdings Inc (NYSE: THR) rose 6.3 percent to $24.17. William Blair upgraded Thermon Group from Market Perform to Outperform.
    Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) surged 6.1 percent to $182.88. Nomura upgraded Domino's from Neutral to Buy.
    Xencor Inc (NASDAQ: XNCR) rose 5.9 percent to $21.17. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on Xencor with an Overweight rating.
    Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IDRA) gained 5.1 percent to $2.28 after the company disclosed that it has been granted FDA Fast Track designation for IMO-2125.
    Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) gained 5.1 percent to

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Endologix, Inc.(ELGX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Endologix Inc. (NASDAQ: ELGX) dropped about 9.3% on Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $4.78 against a 52-week high of $14.50 and a Tuesday close of $5.27. Volume of about 6 million was more than 3 times the daily average of around 1.7 million. The company on Tuesday announced a temporary shipping hold on its best-selling heart device, saying there was a manufacturing issue.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Endologix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELGX) shares dropped 23 percent to $7.59 as the company issued an update on Nellix PMA process. Endologix disclosed that the FDA has requested the company to provide a two-year patient follow-up data from the EVAS-FORWARD IDE study of Nellix System.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of Honeywell have gained 2.6% to $126.96 at 2:54 p.m. today, while General Electric has fallen 1.9% to $29.70 after reporting earnings. The Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI) has advanced 0.2% to $65.48.

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Remembering that airlines are part of the broader industrial sector, perhaps it is not surprising that the Industrial Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLI) is, historically, one of the worst-performing sector SPDR ETFs in June.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares ofIngersoll-Rand have dropped 1% to $$74.84 at 3:01 p.m. today, whileRockwell Automation has fallen 0.5% to $134.12,Eaton has slipped 1.1% to $66.85,Fortive has declined 0.9% to $53.55,Allegion has slumped 1.5% to $63.77, and General Electric is off 0.6% at $31.52. The Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI) has fallen 0.6% to $62.05.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of General Electric have dipped 0.1% to $29.52 at 1:47 p.m. today, while the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI) has risen 0.5% to $66.70.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Rockwell Collins gained 5.1% to $104.70 today, while the S&P 500 declined 0.3% to 2,348.69. The Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI) ticked up 0.1% to$65.41 as strength in Rockwell Collins and Honeywell International (HON) offset earnings-related weakness in General Electric (GE). Honeywell, which also reported today, gained 2.7% to $127.08, while General Electric dropped 2.4% to $29.55.

  • [By ]

    Shares of the Industrials Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLI) returned 28% over the year to mid-February and the sector trades a premium of 22% on its long-term forward multiple.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Deckers Outdoor Corporation(DECK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    The great trading opportunity we looked at is in Deckers Outdoor (NYSE: DECK). The stock is on a “buy” signal, according to my award-winning ITV indicator.

  • [By ]

    That tendency for more of the same is likely to be true for many companies, as well. Among the companies that are likely to continue with business as usual — at least in the short term — is Deckers Outdoor (NYSE: DECK).

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Analyst/Investor Days

    Finjan Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: FNJN)
    Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR)
    Delta Air Lines, Inc (NYSE: DAL)
    Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NYSE: DECK) annual shareholder meeting, to vote on Marcato Capital board nominees

    Legal

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Hanesbrands was just one of many retail companies that got shellacked this week. Under Armour (UAA) tumbled 29% after missing earnings forecasts and cutting its guidance, while Deckers Outdoor (DECK) plunged 21% after its earnings missed the Street consensus, and Ralph Lauren (RL) plummeted 13% after its CEO stepped down.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Deckers Outdoor (NYSE: DECK) and Nike (NYSE:NKE) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and valuation.

  • [By Matt Hogan]

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