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Top Safest Stocks To Own Right Now

Income investors have to evaluate a lot of factors when looking at the dividend stocks they add to their portfolios. One quick way to streamline the process is to focus on high-yield stocks of companies with long histories of dividend increases. Right now midstream energy players Magellan Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:MMP), Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE:EPD), and Enbridge Inc. (NYSE:ENB) look like top options. Here’s what you need to know about each.

1. Lowest yield, safest option

Magellan’s yield is currently a robust 5.5%. That’s well more than double the roughly 2% you would get from an S&P 500 index fund, but it is the lowest among this trio of midstream stocks. That said, the master limited partnership has increased its distribution every single quarter since it went public in 2001, an 18-year streak.   

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Top Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc.(HTGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Quanterix (NASDAQ: QTRX) and HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ:HTGM) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ: HTGM) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare HTG Molecular Diagnostics to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ: HTGM) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare HTG Molecular Diagnostics to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: EverBank Financial Corp.(EVER)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Everquote Inc. (NASDAQ: EVER) raised $84 million selling 4.7 million shares at $18, above the expected range of $15 to $17. Shares closed flat on the first day of trading and closed the week up 1%.

Top Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: The Hackett Group Inc.(HCKT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCKT) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $21.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    Hackett Group Inc  (NASDAQ:HCKT)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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Top Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: VOC Energy Trust(VOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Deutsche Bank AG reduced its position in VOC Energy Trust (NYSE:VOC) by 64.5% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 19,000 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 34,500 shares during the period. Deutsche Bank AG’s holdings in VOC Energy Trust were worth $112,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019

Ribbon Communications Inc (NASDAQ:RBBN) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company.

Several brokerages have weighed in on RBBN. BidaskClub raised shares of Ribbon Communications from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Ribbon Communications from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 26th. William Blair reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Ribbon Communications in a report on Monday, June 25th. ValuEngine raised shares of Ribbon Communications from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 12th. Finally, Cowen raised shares of Ribbon Communications from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 1st.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: ABM Industries Incorporated(ABM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Private Advisor Group LLC boosted its stake in ABM Industries, Inc. (NYSE:ABM) by 886.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 106,750 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 95,929 shares during the quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC’s holdings in ABM Industries were worth $3,119,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    ABM Industries (NYSE:ABM) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallSep. 7, 2018 8:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ABM Industries, Inc. (NYSE:ABM) insider Scott B. Salmirs sold 6,239 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.98, for a total value of $212,001.22. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 120,693 shares in the company, valued at $4,101,148.14. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of cleaning contractor ABM Industries (NYSE:ABM) — a big player in government contracting but an even bigger player in commercial cleaning — hopped 11% in early trading Friday before settling down to enjoy a still-respectable 8.7% gain as of 12:15 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of ABM Industries, Inc. (NYSE:ABM) jumped as much as 13.4% in trading Thursday after the facility solutions provider reported fiscal second-quarter results that topped analyst expectations. The stock cooled off slightly at midday but was still up 11.3% at 11:05 a.m. EDT. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of ABM Industries, Inc. (NYSE:ABM) rose 0.6% on Monday . The company traded as high as $35.06 and last traded at $34.08. Approximately 42,504 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 93% from the average daily volume of 614,739 shares. The stock had previously closed at $33.87.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Fort Dearborn Income Securities, Inc.(FDI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Fort Dearborn Income Securities (NYSE:FDI) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Fort Dearborn Income Securities earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the investment management company an impact score of 47.5421964561374 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Franklin Universal Trust(FT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fabric Token (CURRENCY:FT) traded down 5.2% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 19:00 PM Eastern on August 14th. Fabric Token has a market capitalization of $352,990.00 and $1,545.00 worth of Fabric Token was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Fabric Token token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0144 or 0.00000232 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia and IDEX. In the last seven days, Fabric Token has traded down 49.9% against the dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fabric Token (CURRENCY:FT) traded down 14.3% against the dollar during the one day period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on September 12th. Over the last week, Fabric Token has traded 11.8% higher against the dollar. Fabric Token has a total market cap of $266,502.00 and approximately $105.00 worth of Fabric Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Fabric Token token can now be bought for approximately $0.0108 or 0.00000171 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX and Cryptopia.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc.(HTGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ: HTGM) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare HTG Molecular Diagnostics to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on HTG Molecular Diagnostics (HTGM)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ: HTGM) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare HTG Molecular Diagnostics to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Quanterix (NASDAQ: QTRX) and HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ:HTGM) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ:HTGM) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

    ICICI Bank (NYSE:IBN) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ebix, Inc.(EBIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street seemed to phone it in on Monday, with low volume and fairly modest moves for most major benchmarks reflecting the fact that many federal and state government offices were closed for a holiday. Interest rates stabilized after a substantial jump last week, but market participants are still working through the potential consequences of the rate rise that resulted in 10-year Treasury yields hitting their highest levels since the early 2010s. Moreover, some negative news regarding individual companies weighed on sentiment. Square (NYSE:SQ), Ebix (NASDAQ:EBIX), and iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Ebix Inc (NASDAQ:EBIX) were down 5.8% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $57.66 and last traded at $61.47. Approximately 18,499 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 90% from the average daily volume of 189,931 shares. The stock had previously closed at $58.10.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Ebix Inc (NASDAQ:EBIX) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $100.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ebix (NASDAQ:EBIX) issued its earnings results on Wednesday. The technology company reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.84 by ($0.01), MarketWatch Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $108.23 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $106.81 million. Ebix had a return on equity of 20.67% and a net margin of 27.65%. Ebix’s revenue for the quarter was up 36.8% on a year-over-year basis.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Ebix Inc  (NASDAQ:EBIX)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 01, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ebix (NASDAQ: EBIX) and Godaddy (NYSE:GDDY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc.(UDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News articles about United Dominion Realty Trust (NYSE:UDR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United Dominion Realty Trust earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.5630416063411 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    UDR, Inc. (NYSE:UDR) SVP Harry G. Alcock sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.45, for a total value of $404,500.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 126,123 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,101,675.35. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    UDR Inc  (NYSE:UDR)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

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    Nonfarm Payrolls for May 223.0K vs 189.0K Est; Prior 164.0K. Private Payrolls for May 218.0K vs 183.0K Est; Prior 168.0K
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    ANALYST RATINGS
    Stifel Upgrades UDR (NYSE: UDR) from Hold to Buy
    Imperial Upgrades American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) from In-Line to Outperform
    Imperial Downgrades Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) from Outperform to In-Line
    JPMorgan Downgrades Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE: SMG) from Neutral to Underweight

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: NetApp Inc.(NTAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) was added to US 1 list earlier this year and has been on big run since last fall. The company provides software, systems and services to manage and store computer data worldwide. It offers flash; flash arrays that support data management; hybrid arrays to deploy the speed of flash storage; hybrid cloud; ONTAP cloud storage data management service; NetApp cloud sync hybrid data management software as a service; NetApp private storage for cloud; and AltaVault cloud-integrated solutions.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 15th. The data storage provider reported $1.04 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.24. NetApp had a net margin of 1.29% and a return on equity of 33.87%. The firm had revenue of $1.47 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.42 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.62 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.6% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that NetApp Inc. will post 3.53 earnings per share for the current year.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wells Fargo & Co reiterated their positive rating on shares of NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) in a research note released on Wednesday. They currently have a $80.00 price objective on the data storage provider’s stock.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Agenus Inc.(AGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By George Budwell]

    Shares of the small-cap biotech Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) reversed its year-long down trend by gaining a stately 20.1% last month, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. What sparked this marked turnaround?

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Shares of AGEN traded down $0.10 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $2.70. 6,890,759 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,149,867. The firm has a market capitalization of $280.80 million, a P/E ratio of -2.20 and a beta of 1.70. Agenus has a 12-month low of $2.70 and a 12-month high of $6.19. The company has a current ratio of 2.16, a quick ratio of 2.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -0.11.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN), a small-cap cancer immunotherapy and vaccine company, has started to claw its way back from a steep downturn that began last April. Specifically, the drugmaker’s shares have spiked by a healthy 29% over just the past three trading sessions. 

  • [By George Budwell]

    The small-cap immuno-oncology company Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) and the inhaled insulin company MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ:MNKD) are prime examples of this phenomenon. Even though both of these companies have been in existence for over two decades, these two particular biotechs have failed to bring a product to market capable of generating a significant revenue stream. As a result, these two companies have essentially been forced to wipe out their early shareholders through serial dilution.

  • [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.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Dynavax Technologies Corporation(DVAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dynavax Technologies (NASDAQ:DVAX)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by research analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. They presently have a $27.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 67.70% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By George Budwell]

    After a rather tumultuous 2018 campaign, shares of Dynavax Technologies (NASDAQ:DVAX) regained their footing last month by gaining a noteworthy 20.4%, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The catalyst?

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Natural Gas(NG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NG) (TSE:NG) VP David A. Ottewell sold 60,309 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.73, for a total value of $224,952.57. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 645,385 shares in the company, valued at $2,407,286.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NovaGold Resources (TSE:NG) (AMEX:NG) had its price target trimmed by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from C$9.10 to C$8.00 in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    NovaGold Resources, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NG)Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallOct. 3, 2018, 11:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN lowered its stake in shares of NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NG) (TSE:NG) by 5.1% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 1,071,600 shares of the mining company’s stock after selling 57,571 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in NovaGold Resources were worth $4,640,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    NovaGold Resources Inc. (TSE:NG) (AMEX:NG) insider David Ottewell sold 60,309 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$4.85, for a total value of C$292,498.65.

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now

Well, Beyoncé fans, when life gives you lemons, right?

Beyoncé will not perform at this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival because the singer is pregnant with twins, the festival announced on its Facebook.

“Following the advice of her doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months, Beyoncé has made the decision to forgo performing at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival,” read the statement on the festival’s Facebook page.

The singer was set to perform over two weekends at the festival on April 15 and 22.

It’s not all bad news for fans. The festival announced that the singer will be the headliner at next year’s festival.

Coachella did not say who would take over for Beyoncé this year.

The other headliners at this year’s festival, which takes place in Indio, California, will be Radiohead and rapper Kendrick Lamar.

Beyoncé’s fans, known as “the BeyHive,” conveyed their displeasure over the cancellation on social media.

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Noodles & Company(NDLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Noodles & Co (NASDAQ:NDLS) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 1,113 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,084% compared to the average volume of 94 put options.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market finished mixed on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining ground even as some broader benchmarks finished closer to unchanged for the day. In the absence of major news, investors seemed content to let positive trends from earlier in the week continue to play out, anticipating a favorable end to the first-quarter earnings season and hoping for more progress on the macroeconomic and geopolitical fronts to defuse potential controversies. Some good reports from several corners of the market also helped lift sentiment. The Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD), Noodles & Co. (NASDAQ:NDLS), and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Noodles & Co (NASDAQ:NDLS) had its price target lifted by equities research analysts at Citigroup from $11.50 to $15.00 in a report released on Tuesday, Stock Target Advisor reports. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the restaurant operator’s stock. Citigroup’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 18.58% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Noodles & Co. (NASDAQ:NDLS) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallJul. 18, 2018 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    It might seem odd that the industry’s biggest winner so far this year isn’t growing. In fact, Noodles & Co. (NASDAQ:NDLS) recently posted a quarterly net loss while revenue decreased 5%. But that result still shot past investors’ expectations by showing surprising progress in the casual-dining chain’s recovery efforts. Noodles & Co. has lots of work ahead of it before it can snap out of its four-year stretch of annual net losses. Yet, with shares having fallen by over 80% since 2013, even modestly good news proved to be enough to spark at least a short-term rally in the stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Hot Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Virco Manufacturing Corporation(VIRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Virco Mfg. (NASDAQ:VIRC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “Virco Mfg. Corporation designs, produces, and distributes quality furniture for the contract and education markets worldwide. Examples of facilities served by Virco include public and private schools, colleges and universities, convention centers, federal and state institutions, churches and other businesses. They also sell to wholesalers, distributors, retailers and catalog retailers. In order to divide the workload into manageable amounts, Virco has divided the sales force into two groups: Education and Commercial. “

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc.(HTGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Quanterix (NASDAQ: QTRX) and HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ:HTGM) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ: HTGM) is one of 24 public companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare HTG Molecular Diagnostics to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ: HTGM) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare HTG Molecular Diagnostics to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ:HTGM) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

    ICICI Bank (NYSE:IBN) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Investment company Icahn Capital Management LP buys Newell Brands Inc, sells American International Group Inc, PayPal Holdings Inc, Freeport-McMoRan Inc, Manitowoc Co Inc during the 3-months ended 2018-03-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Icahn Capital Management LP. As of 2018-03-31, Icahn Capital Management LP owns 16 stocks with a total value of $20.1 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: NWL, Reduced Positions: FCX, MTW, XRX, Sold Out: AIG, PYPL,

For the details of Carl Icahn’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Carl+Icahn

These are the top 5 holdings of Carl IcahnIcahn Enterprises LP (IEP) – 157,898,582 shares, 44.76% of the total portfolio. Herbalife Nutrition Ltd (HLF) – 45,744,648 shares, 11.08% of the total portfolio. CVR Energy Inc (CVI) – 71,198,718 shares, 10.69% of the total portfolio. Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG) – 32,680,490 shares, 8.68% of the total portfolio. Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX) – 50,161,354 shares, 4.38% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 34.99%New Purchase: Newell Brands Inc (NWL)

Icahn Capital Management LP initiated holding in Newell Brands Inc. The purchase prices were between $24.81 and $32.26, with an estimated average price of $28.27. The stock is now traded at around $25.78. The impact to a portfolio due to this purchase was 3.83%. The holding were 30,279,791 shares as of 2018-03-31.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lawson Products Inc.(LAWS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) is scheduled to announce its earnings results on Thursday, April 19th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.16 per share for the quarter.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Boot Barn Holdings, Inc.(BOOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Henry Boot plc (LON:BOOT) insider Gerald Jennings purchased 3,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 21st. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 304 ($4.08) per share, for a total transaction of 拢10,336 ($13,868.24).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) to report quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $5.39 billion before the opening bell. Macy's shares fell 0.47 percent to $29.79 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) to have earned $0.65 per share on revenue of $12.43 billion in the latest quarter. Cisco will release earnings after the markets close. Cisco shares declined 0.07 percent to $45.45 in after-hours trading.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance. Boot Barn shares climbed 9.97 percent to $24.15 in the after-hours trading session.
    After the markets close, Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $1.20 billion. Flowers Foods shares dropped 0.37 percent to $21.70 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD) to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $25.22 billion before the opening bell. Home Depot shares fell 0.04 percent to $191.00 in after-hours trading.
    Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday. Switch shares dropped 7.18 percent to $14.36 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) to have earned $0.16 per share on revenue of $163.65 million in the latest quarter. Boot Barn will release earnings after the markets close. Boot Barn shares gained 1.4 percent to $21.80 in after-hours trading.
    Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Monday. Famous Dave’s of America shares gained 7.69 percent to $8.40 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, Eagle Materials Inc (NYSE: EXP) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $306.04 million. Eagle Materials shares fell 0.09 percent to $105.72 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    That only makes it more important to be selective about the stocks you choose to own. Even under more difficult market conditions, some stocks have continued to push sharply higher. HollyFrontier (NYSE:HFC), Boot Barn Holdings (NYSE:BOOT), and Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) have each tripled since this time last year, and bullish shareholders think that there could be further gains in store for the three companies if some key things keep going right.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 15.6 percent to $25.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 15.3 percent to $82.75 in pre-market trading. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) rose 12.6 percent to $8.95 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Micro Focus International plc (NYSE: MFGP) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.59 in the pre-market trading session after the company issued strong revenue forecast for the first fiscal half of 2018.
    HC2 Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCHC) rose 5.6 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares rose 5.3 percent to $2.79 in pre-market trading. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IMMY) rose 5.2 percent to $2.52 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 4.1 percent to $10.35 in pre-market trading after climbing 75.31 percent on Tuesday.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 3.8 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading. The stock rose over 10 percent Tuesday after reporting its Phase 1 clinical update on XEN901 demonstrated a favorable PK profile.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) rose 3.5 percent to $11.01 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE: TEVA) shares rose 3.4 percent to $20.98 in pre-market trading after Buffett's Berkshire more than doubled its stake in Teva.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $31.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported results for its fourth quarter.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares rose 3.4 percent to $20.00 in pre-market t

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Entergy Louisiana, Inc.(ELA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Elastos (CURRENCY:ELA) traded down 2.3% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on June 19th. Elastos has a market capitalization of $150.76 million and approximately $6.03 million worth of Elastos was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Elastos has traded 6.9% lower against the dollar. One Elastos coin can currently be bought for $28.91 or 0.00428971 BTC on major exchanges including Huobi and BCEX.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: First Horizon National Corporation(FHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its position in First Horizon National Co. (NYSE:FHN) by 26.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 18,122 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,761 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in First Horizon National were worth $341,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Horizon National (FHN)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Point72 Asset Management L.P. cut its stake in First Horizon National Corp (NYSE:FHN) by 36.6% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 520,209 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 300,391 shares during the period. Point72 Asset Management L.P.’s holdings in First Horizon National were worth $9,796,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Franklin Resources Inc. lifted its position in shares of First Horizon National Corp (NYSE:FHN) by 1.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 16,153,527 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 241,452 shares during the quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. owned approximately 4.94% of First Horizon National worth $304,171,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By ]

    In an “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer sat down with Bryan Jordan, chairman, president and CEO of First Horizon National (FHN) , the Tennessee-based regional bank that just posted a three-cents-a-share earnings beat with net interest margins up 52 basis points.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: iShares Global Infrastructure (IGF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sarah Priestley]

    And if you are an investor who prefers ETFs and mutual funds, there are a couple of options for you: iShares Global Infrastructure ETF(NASDAQ:IGF), andLazard Global Listed Infrastructure(NASDAQMUTFUND:GLIFX). I would caution anybody tocheck the percentage of utilities that are within these baskets, just to check theutilities exposure. But, generally, not bad options to check out.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation(IPCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B (NYSE: BRK.B) and Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Saturday morning.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc.(HTGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on HTG Molecular Diagnostics (HTGM)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on HTG Molecular Diagnostics (HTGM)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ: HTGM) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare HTG Molecular Diagnostics to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CareTrust REIT, Inc.(CTRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CareTrust REIT (NASDAQ:CTRE) issued its earnings results on Tuesday. The real estate investment trust reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.01, Briefing.com reports. The business had revenue of $38.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $36.99 million. CareTrust REIT had a net margin of 19.46% and a return on equity of 4.37%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 24.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.30 earnings per share. CareTrust REIT updated its FY18 guidance to $1.26-$1.28 EPS.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    This is especially true if you follow some simple rules: Only invest money in stocks if you can hold them for the long term. Don’t expose yourself too heavily to any single stock for income you have to have. Invest in high-quality companies with a substantial margin of safety in their ability to pay the dividend. Three that check all three boxes areTerraForm Power Inc.(NASDAQ:TERP),CareTrust REIT Inc.(NASDAQ:CTRE), andStarbucks Corporation(NASDAQ:SBUX).

  • [By Jason Hall, Chuck Saletta, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    But that doesn’t mean you need to make risky bets to capture solid returns, either, and buying solid companies at reasonable prices can help create a margin of safety and improve your returns, while also decreasing your risk of permanent losses. Three stocks that meet these criteria are small healthcare real-estate specialistCaretrust REIT Inc(NASDAQ:CTRE), financial services giantPrudential Financial Inc(NYSE:PRU), and energy behemothExxonMobil Corporation(NYSE:XOM).

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Changyou.com Limited(CYOU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shenzhen Xunlei Networking Technologies (NASDAQ: XNET) and Changyou (NASDAQ:CYOU) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Continuing its turnaround may seem to be an applause-worthy event. This is the third quarter in a row that year-over-year revenue growth tops 20%. However, weak guidance and continuing softness in its flagship display advertising business are sending the stock that was hitting two-year highs just six months ago to fresh 10-year lows.Spun-off subsidiaries Sogou (NYSE:SOGO) and Changyou.com (NASDAQ:CYOU) are also moving lower on Wednesday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ: CYOU) fell 27.5 percent to $21.35 in pre-market trading.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) fell 19.7 percent to $13.36 in pre-market trading after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 10.5 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) fell 8.1 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8 percent to $110.05 in pre-market trading. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) fell 6.2 percent to $35.36 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: DB) fell 5 percent to $13.63 in pre-market trading.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 4.3 percent to $48.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 results.
    Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) shares fell 4 percent to $64.00 in pre-market trading. Colgate-Palmolive posted upbeat Q1 earnings, while sales missed estimates

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Veeva Systems Inc.(VEEV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    It provides cloud-based software to healthcare companies. And it has a track record of strong revenue and earnings growth. Which company is it? Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) is a correct answer. So is athenahealth(NASDAQ:ATHN).

  • [By ]

    Shares of Veeva (NYSE:VEEV) have rallied about 40% this year, as the healthcare cloud services provider topped first-quarter analyst estimates with robust sales and earnings growth. Its revenue rose 22% annually to $195.5 million, beating estimates by $6.6 million. Its non-GAAP net earnings grew 43% to $0.33 per share, exceeding expectations by $0.02.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 24, 2018 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CI Global Investments Inc. bought a new position in Veeva Systems Inc (NYSE:VEEV) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 60,664 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,430,000.

Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2018

Canadian real estate firm Minto Group Inc. is seeking to raise about C$200 million ($156 million) in an initial public offering expected to be filed in the coming weeks, according to people familiar with the matter.

The Ottawa-based company has hired Toronto-Dominion Bank and Bank of Montreal to lead the share sale, the people said, asking not to be identified because the matter isn’t public. The company is seeking a valuation of about C$500 million, they said.

Representatives for Toronto-Dominion and Bank of Montreal declined to comment. Minto was not immediately available to comment.

Minto, established in 1955, specializes in home building, construction, property and investment management in Canada and the southern U.S., according to its website. It has built more than 85,000 new homes, manages 13,000 multi-residential units and owns 2.7 million square feet of commercial space. Its investment management portfolio has C$2.9 billion in assets.

Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2018: Seaspan Corporation(SSW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) rallied 15% last month thanks to a bullish analyst note.

    So what

    Seaspan’s stock bobbed around the flatline for most of April until an analyst at Deutsche Bank upgraded the containership leasing company from hold to buy toward the end of the month. What stood out was the $13 price target, which was 85% above the bank’s previous one of $7 a share. Driving that bullish view is the expectation that Seaspan’s ability to deleverage its balance sheet and increase the dividend would fuel substantial share price appreciation in the future.

Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2018: Perceptron, Inc.(PRCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Perceptron (NASDAQ: PRCP) and CyberOptics (NASDAQ:CYBE) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2018: iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index Fund(SOXX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Essex Financial Services Inc. bought a new position in iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 1,765 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $318,000.

Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2018: HubSpot, Inc.(HUBS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 10, 2018 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS) had its price objective upped by investment analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from $110.00 to $115.00 in a research note issued to investors on Monday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the software maker’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price target would indicate a potential upside of 4.50% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    HubSpotInc. (NYSE: HUBS) was downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital Markets.

    Insmed Inc. (NASDAQ: INSM) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Hubspot (NYSE:HUBS) believes that the answer is to focus on “inbound” marketing techniques that make it easy for consumers to find you when they are finally ready to buy.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Lately, on Industry Focus: Tech, we’ve focused on the megacap businesses that have been dominating the news — at the cost of shedding some light on smaller companies with massive growth potential. In this week’s episode, host Dylan Lewis talks with Fool.com contributorBrian Feroldi about three ultra-compelling small-cap tech companies: HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS), AppFolio (NASDAQ:APPF), and Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY).

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Cloud-based sales and marketing platform specialist HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS) saw its total sales spike 39% in the first quarter to $114.6 million. That outpaced the high end of the company’s own revenue guidance for the quarter by more than $4 million. The company said that strong growth was driven by both expanding subscription and professional services sales.

Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2018: HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc.(HTGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ: HTGM) is one of 24 public companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare HTG Molecular Diagnostics to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ: HTGM) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare HTG Molecular Diagnostics to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ: HTGM) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare HTG Molecular Diagnostics to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2018: Fluor Corporation(FLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fluor (NYSE:FLR) was downgraded by equities research analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Friday. They presently have a $52.00 price objective on the construction company’s stock. Canaccord Genuity’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 12.00% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street had its Cinco de Mayo celebration a day early, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the session with a gain of more than 330 points. Investors were excited about what they saw as a Goldilocks-like reading on the U.S. economy in the April employment report, which featured modest job growth, rock-bottom unemployment rates, and slow enough wage growth to quell inflation fears and give the Federal Reserve latitude to raise interest rates more slowly going forward. Yet some companies still suffered at least perceived setbacks that sent their shares lower. Fluor (NYSE:FLR), Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET), and Appian (NASDAQ:APPN) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) were down 22 percent to $45.94 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) fell 13.4 percent to $51.10 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 9.8 percent to $28.97 in pre-market trading after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 8.2 percent to $8.81 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 7.5 percent to $3.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET) fell 7.4 percent to $248.00 in pre-market trading following first-quarter earnings.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 6.7 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Varex Imaging Corporation (NASDAQ: VREX) fell 5.2 percent to $34 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 results.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) shares fell 5.2 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.02 percent on Thursday.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $61.70 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) fell 4.6 percent to $25.15 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) shares fell 4 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.86 percent on Thursday.
    Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: MLCO) fell 4 percent to $30.65 in pre-market trading.
    Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ: CENX) fell 4 percent to $15.76 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC) shares fell 3.5 percent to $48.10 in pre-market tr

Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2018: Baytex Energy Corp(BTE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Baytex Energy (TSE:BTE) (NYSE:BTE) had its price target raised by equities researchers at TD Securities from C$4.50 to C$5.50 in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. TD Securities’ price target points to a potential downside of 0.90% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Baytex Energy (NYSE: BTE) and Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk and dividends.

Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2018: The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.(THG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Goelzer Investment Management Inc. reduced its holdings in shares of The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE:THG) by 3.7% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 40,309 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 1,563 shares during the period. Goelzer Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in The Hanover Insurance Group were worth $4,752,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    The Hanover Insurance Group (NYSE:THG) was upgraded by stock analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report issued on Friday, Marketbeat Ratings reports.

Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2018: Telefonica SA(TEF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BME:TEF traded up €0.15 ($0.19) during midday trading on Friday, reaching €8.20 ($10.12). 33,480,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 23,390,000. Telef?nica has a 12 month low of €7.45 ($9.20) and a 12 month high of €10.63 ($13.12).

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Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2018: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.(HII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (NYSE: HII) is a major U.S. shipbuilding company that is involved in the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of both nuclear and non-nuclear vessels on behalf of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. It also refuels, overhauls, and deactivates nuclear-powered ships.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Shipbuilding and services specialistHuntington Ingalls (NYSE:HII) was spun off from Northup Grumman in early 2011. General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) is roughly six times larger and offers a far more diversified list of products and services that includes submarines, aircraft, and armored vehicles, among other things. Both, however, provide key products and services to the U.S. military. That’s normally a fairly consistent business driven by large and often very long contracts. With a supportive administration in the White House, it would seem like now is a good time to take a look at this pair of stocks. But which of these two military-industrial companies is a better buy? Using a Benjamin Grahamlens, the answer may not be what you want to hear.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) plunged more than 8% on May 3 after the company reported first quarter earnings that came in well below analyst estimates. The shipbuilder had been climbing steadily higher leading up to earnings season, propelled by increased Pentagon spending and calls from the Trump Administration to dramatically expand the U.S. Navy.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and Marine Products (NYSE:MPX) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    On Feb. 16, Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (NYSE: HII) snagged a massive $1.43 billion contract to design and build the LPD 29, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock.

  • [By ]

    Huntington Ingalls (HII) : “I want you to take some profits.”

    GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) : “I like Glaxo. I think they’re doing a fantastic job.”

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Six months after hurricanes ravaged the island, Puerto Rico experienced a tourism boom this Easter.

Tourists flocked to the island for Easter, Passover and spring break vacations in record numbers, according to The Puerto Rico Tourism Company, a San Juan promoter for tourism on the island.

Many hotels operated at or near 100% occupancy during the holiday weekend that began on March 30. The Tourism Company said the surge is evidence that the tourism is on the rebound.

Travel and tourism are hugely important to the bankrupt island and accounted for more than 8% of its GDP in 2017, according to a World Travel and Tourism Council report.

Nils Stolzlechner, general manager of the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort near San Juan, said the 400-room hotel was sold out over the Easter weekend — a record for sales and occupancy. He said that guests spent twice as much at the restaurants and the casinos compared to any other Easter weekend over the last five years.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc.(HTGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ: HTGM) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare HTG Molecular Diagnostics to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ: HTGM) shares shot up 175 percent to $10.80 after surging 83.64 percent on Thursday. HTG Molecular Diagnostics reported a Q4 loss of $0.76 per share on revenue of $1.5 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ: HTGM) shares shot up 190 percent to $11.42 after surging 83.64 percent on Thursday. HTG Molecular Diagnostics reported a Q4 loss of $0.76 per share on revenue of $1.5 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related HTGM 20 Biggest Mid-Day Losers For Thursday 25 Stocks Moving In Thursday's Pre-Market Session HTG Molecular Diagnostics Obtains CE Mark for its HTG EdgeSeq ALKPlus Assay EU (GuruFocus)
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    HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ: HTGM) rose 63.6 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has obtained CE marking in the EU for HTG EdgeSeq ALKPlus Assay.
    Sunshine Heart Inc (NASDAQ: SSH) rose 20.3 percent to $2.61 in pre-market trading after the company issued a business update regarding execution of its strategic growth plan.
    bebe stores, inc. (NASDAQ: BEBE) shares rose 11.1 percent to $4.29 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it is exploring strategic alternatives.
    Cancer Genetics Inc (NASDAQ: CGIX) rose 10.3 percent to $3.20 in pre-market trading after the company posted a narrower-than-expected quarterly loss.
    Five Below Inc (NASDAQ: FIVE) rose 8.8 percent to $41.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    FireEye Inc (NASDAQ: FEYE) rose 8 percent to $12.40 in pre-market trading. Goldman Sachs upgraded FireEye from Sell to Buy.
    PVH Corp (NYSE: PVH) shares rose 7.4 percent to $97.60 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter and issued a strong earnings forecast.
    Bitauto Hldg Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: BITA) shares rose 7 percent to $26.00 in pre-market trading after dropping 1.30 percent on Wednesday.
    Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd (NASDAQ: PME) rose 6.6 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.48 pe
  • [By Lisa Levin] Related HTGM Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Dow Falls 50 Points; Micron Shares Jump Following Strong Earnings Report Mid-Day Market Update: ZAIS Group Gains Following Q4 Results; Xenon Pharmaceuticals Shares Decline HTG Molecular Diagnostics Completes Initial Technical Feasibility Testing with QIAGEN … (GuruFocus)
    Related Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Dow Falls 50 Points; Micron Shares Jump Following Strong Earnings Report Mid-Day Market Update: ZAIS Group Gains Following Q4 Results; Xenon Pharmaceuticals Shares Decline Zais Group reports Q4 results (Seeking Alpha)
    HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ: HTGM) shares climbed 204.1 percent to $11.95 after surging 83.64 percent on Thursday. HTG Molecular Diagnostics reported a Q4 loss of $0.76 per share on revenue of $1.5 million.
    ZAIS Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZAIS) shares surged 52.6 percent to $3.45. ZAIS Group reported Q4 earnings of $0.29 per share on revenue of $16.73 million.
    Global Brokerage Inc (NASDAQ: GLBR) shares jumped 24.3 percent to $2.30.
    Regulus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: RGLS) shares surged 20 percent to $1.50. Regulus Therapeutics’ Chairman bought 500,000 shares at $1.22 per share.
    Rocket Fuel Inc (NASDAQ: FUEL) shares gained 15.6 percent to $5.19.
    Akoustis Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: AKTS) rose 13.3 percent to $10.75 as the company agreed to acquire wafer manufacturing facility for $2.75 million in cash.
    TOP SHIPS Inc (NASDAQ: TOPS) shares gained 12.6 percent to $1.25.
    Inventure Foods Inc (NASDAQ: SNAK) jumped 10.4 percent to $4.46 after the company announced the strategic sale of Fresh Frozen Foods for $23.7 million in cash.
    CymaBay Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CBAY) surged 8.7 percent to $4.14. Cymabay Therapeutics reported a Q4 loss of $0.30 per share.
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ: HTGM) shares were also up, gaining 136 percent to $2.95. HTG Molecular Diagnostics disclosed that its new direct-target sequencing chemistry will be launched in the first quarter.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: MercadoLibre Inc.(MELI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Westpac Banking Corp raised its stake in MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) by 11.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 27,793 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,853 shares during the quarter. Westpac Banking Corp owned about 0.06% of MercadoLibre worth $9,905,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    As I have pointed out before, Latin American e-commerce leader Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI)is enjoying some pretty serious demographic and technological tailwinds. With internet, smartphone, and e-commerce penetration far behind comparable adoption in the U.S., these trends will likely continue to drive growth for the foreseeable future. But seeing is believing, right?

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Latin American e-commerce giant MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) has capitalized on fundamental growth prospects for years. Sometimes, however, often-overlooked factors can hold back a stock. One trend that isn’t sexy but has played a major yet often misunderstood role throughout first-quarter earnings season has been the newest accounting method from the Financial Accounting Standards Board with respect to revenue recognition, and MercadoLibre found itself in the crosshairs of the new standard’s potential negative impact.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    MercadoLibre, Inc. (NASDAQ:MELI) had a banner year in 2017, and things were looking up to start off 2018. When the company released its fourth-quarter financial results in February, it reported revenue of $437 million, up 70% year over year in U.S. dollars and almost doubling in local-currency terms. It also announced that it would be deconsolidating the results of its Venezuelan subsidiary, which had long been a drag on its financials due to persistent currency devaluations and spiraling hyperinflation. After doubling last year, MercadoLibre’s stock had gained over 30% again by early March.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    We’ll cover each of those below for these five growth stocks.

    Company What it does…
    Mercadolibre(NASDAQ:MELI) Leading e-commerce player in Latin America
    Axon Enterprises(NASDAQ:AAXN) Develops products for police forces: TASERs, body cameras, and a database to store and analyze footage
    Shopify(NYSE:SHOP) Helps merchants create an e-commerce presence
    Ellie Mae(NYSE:ELLI) Offers platform to help streamline mortgage origination and refinancing business
    Paycom Solutions(NYSE:PAYC) Maintains and develops cloud solutions for HR departments

    Chart by author.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: ADTRAN Inc.(ADTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday’s regular session.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $141.07 million.

    Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ: LAYN) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.35 per share on revenue of $156.10 million.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: American Tower Corporation (REIT)(AMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    American Tower (AMT) : “This is the best in the business and is worth owning, even if the chart looks terrible.”

    Mattel (MAT) : “I think you’re OK but I prefer Hasbro (HAS) for growth.”

  • [By Anders Bylund, Tyler Crowe, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    If you’re looking for new ideas in that second category, you’re in luck. We asked a few of your fellow investors here at The Motley Fool to share their best stock ideas for the long haul. Read on to see how they came up with Nike(NYSE:NKE),Cintas(NASDAQ:CTAS), andAmerican Tower(NYSE:AMT).

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Dan Caplinger, and Cory Renauer]

    Doubling your money in a relatively short time is much tougher. It typically involves investing in younger, less established companies that have lots of growth potential but could give a lot of ground if a few things don’t swing their way. There are, though, some stocks that look like they have a double in them over a relatively short time frame, and three of our investing contributors think Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE), Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO), and American Tower (NYSE:AMT) fit the bill.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Arch Coal, Inc. (ARCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market climbed sharply on Thursday, responding well to favorable earnings results from several corners of the market. Major benchmarks were up 1% to 2%, with particularly good performance from the Nasdaq Composite thanks to the tech sector’s outperformance during the day. Yet some stocks suffered from bad news that cast doubt on companies’ ability to benefit from generally favorable business conditions. MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), Arch Coal (NYSE:ARCH), and LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The VanEck Vectors Coal ETF has gained 1.1% to $12.28 at 2:01 p.m. today, while Arch Coal (ARCH), which resumed listed trading yesterday after emerging from bankruptcy, has fallen 3% to $62.98.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ARCH) are slumping today, down nearly 15% as of 1:04 p.m. EDT, after the company reported lackluster first-quarter results and a muted outlook for2018.