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Top Growth Stocks To Own For 2019

Tyler Technologies (NYSE:TYL) is a provider of information management software for the public sector, with a focus on small, local governments. TYL’s software applications and services are generally grouped in three areas: financial management and education; courts and justice; and property appraisal and tax.

The bull pitch is that TYL is focused on smaller governmental agencies that may not be “attractive” enough for the larger competitors within the space (Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL), SAP (NYSE:SAP), Infor, others), equating to a “focus” strategy (the lesser known of Michael Porter’s competitive strategies). Furthermore, it’s not too far a leap to assume TYL’s revenue stream is rather sticky (public sector spending on software that would cause a huge headache to change). When you combine a textbook competitive strategy, with some proven growth, and “sticky revenue”… you get a small cap hedge fund darling. But when the strategy requires a shift towards larger counties and you add a revenue “miss” after an acquisition, the most notable 13F filers (largest % of portfolio) start liquidating (“Smart money is selling”).

Top Growth Stocks To Own For 2019: Cushing Renaissance Fund (SZC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about CUSHING RENAISS/COM (NYSE:SZC) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CUSHING RENAISS/COM earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the investment management company an impact score of 47.8560510338408 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top Growth Stocks To Own For 2019: County Bancorp, Inc.(ICBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Middlefield Banc (NASDAQ: ICBK) and County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) and County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    County Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:ICBK) President Timothy J. Schneider sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, June 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.55, for a total value of $27,550.00. Following the completion of the sale, the president now owns 113,882 shares in the company, valued at $3,137,449.10. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Southern National Banc. of Virginia (NASDAQ: ICBK) and County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $32.75.

Top Growth Stocks To Own For 2019: Israel Chemicals Shs(ICL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Schroder Investment Management Group boosted its position in shares of Israel Chemicals Ltd (NYSE:ICL) by 43.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 655,043 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 199,511 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group owned approximately 0.05% of Israel Chemicals worth $10,939,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Itasca Capital Ltd (CVE:ICL) Director Richard Michael Powell bought 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 13th. The shares were bought at an average cost of C$0.57 per share, for a total transaction of C$14,250.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Israel Chemicals (NYSE:ICL) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group issued their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Israel Chemicals in a research note issued on Monday, May 14th. Jefferies Group analyst L. Alexander forecasts that the basic materials company will post earnings of $0.09 per share for the quarter. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Israel Chemicals’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.11 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.10 EPS.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now

Los Angeles, CA, based Investment company Rnc Capital Management Llc buys Sempra Energy, Citigroup Inc, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, Carnival Corp, Philip Morris International Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Bank of Hawaii Corp, ServiceNow Inc, Usana Health Sciences Inc, Rockwell Automation Inc, sells Pfizer Inc, SunTrust Banks Inc, Johnson Controls International PLC, BlackRock Inc, United Technologies Corp during the 3-months ended 2018-06-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Rnc Capital Management Llc. As of 2018-06-30, Rnc Capital Management Llc owns 134 stocks with a total value of $1.4 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: BOH, NOW, CAE, ROK, USNA, APTV, Added Positions: SRE, C, WBA, CCL, PM, CSCO, SLB, VZ, OMC, RDS.A, Reduced Positions: PFE, STI, BLK, UTX, XOM, BTI, LOW, GOOGL, TSN, NFX, Sold Out: JCI, AJG, EIX, MDLZ, KO, ITW, IFF, HE, FFIV, FDX,

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

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Westell Technologies, Inc.(WSTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL) was down, falling around 19 percent to $2.815 after reporting a fourth-quarter earnings miss.

    Commodities

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL) was down, falling around 19 percent to $2.81 after reporting a fourth-quarter earnings miss.

    Commodities

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    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Recro Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: REPH) fell 50.3 percent to $6.17 in pre-market trading after the company received a Complete Response Letter from the FDA. The FDA declined to approve the company’s New Drug Application for IV meloxicam.
    Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL) shares fell 16.5 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after the company announced Q4 results.
    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) fell 16.5 percent to $5.20 in pre-market trading after reporting pricing of public offering of common stock.
    Westmoreland Resource Partners, LP (NYSE: WMLP) fell 11 percent to $3.49 in pre-market trading after surging 194.03 percent on Wednesday.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) shares fell 11 percent to $13.45 in pre-market trading. Petrobras announced plans to lower the cost of diesel by 10 percent.
    Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) shares fell 9.4 percent to $97 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
    Zealand Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: ZEAL) fell 6.9 percent to $15.55 in pre-market trading after rising 2.71 percent on Wednesday.
    L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB) shares fell 6.7 percent to $31.76 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company issued weak second quarter and FY18 earnings guidance.
    ReTo Eco-Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: RETO) shares fell 5.9 percent to $4.78 in pre-market trading.
    Qiwi plc (NASDAQ: QIWI) fell 5.9 percent to $17.52 in pre-market trading.
    Eiger Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: EIGR) fell 5 percent to $13.25 in pre-market trading after reporting a proposed offering of common stock.
    Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY) shares fell 4.3 percent to $72.66 in pre-market trading. Best Buy reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) fell 4.1 percent to $64.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Equity Residential(EQR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    DiamondRock Hospitality (NYSE:DRH) and Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its holdings in shares of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) by 0.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 196,723 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 827 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank owned approximately 0.05% of Equity Residential worth $12,122,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) Vice Chairman Gerald A. Spector sold 13,024 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.50, for a total transaction of $879,120.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 294,287 shares in the company, valued at $19,864,372.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. decreased its position in shares of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) by 23.0% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 25,650 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 7,654 shares during the quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Equity Residential were worth $1,580,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) had its target price lowered by Morgan Stanley from $66.50 to $63.00 in a report released on Thursday. The firm presently has an “equal weight” rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Morgan Stanley’s target price points to a potential downside of 0.76% from the stock’s previous close.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings Ltd.(BCRH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RLI (NYSE: BCRH) and Blue Capital Reinsurance (NYSE:BCRH) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about Blue Capital Reinsurance (NYSE:BCRH) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blue Capital Reinsurance earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.9769004082468 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Akari Therapeutics, Plc (AKTX) Analysts See $-1.00 EPS; HC INTERNATIONAL ORDINARY SHARES CA (HCINF … (mtastar.com) Trader’s Buzzers- Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ:BOXL), Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:BCRH), Akari … (journalfinance.net) Akari Therapeutics (AKTX) Lifted to “Hold” at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com) Guillain-Barre Syndrome Market to reach value of US$ 708.6 Mn by 2025, Says TMRGlobal Guillain–Barre Syndrome … (markets.businessinsider.com) Analysts See $-1.00 EPS for Akari Therapeutics, Plc (AKTX); Verastem (VSTM) SI Decreased By 7.78% (mtastar.com)

    Several brokerages have commented on AKTX. ValuEngine upgraded Akari Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Canaccord Genuity cut their target price on Akari Therapeutics from $15.00 to $8.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, March 29th. B. Riley began coverage on Akari Therapeutics in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $3.00 target price for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Akari Therapeutics from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $4.63.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Blue Capital Reinsurance (NYSE:BCRH) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $10.90 and last traded at $11.05, with a volume of 17133 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $11.20.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: KBR, Inc.(KBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kubera Coin (CURRENCY:KBR) traded up 1.2% against the dollar during the one day period ending at 11:00 AM ET on August 26th. In the last week, Kubera Coin has traded up 66.9% against the dollar. One Kubera Coin token can now be bought for $0.0027 or 0.00000041 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC and Cryptopia. Kubera Coin has a total market capitalization of $311,598.00 and approximately $6,830.00 worth of Kubera Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    KBR, Inc. (NYSE:KBR) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 10th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Monday, September 17th will be given a dividend of 0.08 per share by the construction company on Monday, October 15th. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.58%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 14th.

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation(BGFV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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    Why Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (BGFV) Could Shock the Market Soon (zacks.com) Big 5 Sporting Goods (BGFV) Cut to Sell at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com) It’s Time To Sell Big 5 Sporting Goods (seekingalpha.com) Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp Stock [FallsFell] as Big Money Exit, Sentiment at 0.82 (thecasualsmart.com) A Look at Some Alternative Metrics For Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NasdaqGS:BGFV) (derbynewsjournal.com)

    Several analysts have weighed in on BGFV shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. ValuEngine raised shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.08.

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    Yet, while imperfect, this little figure can help pinpoint underpriced stocks that have room to climb, especially when book value is rising. That just might be the case with sporting goods retailer Big Five (Nasdaq: BGFV). The company operates 435 stores in 11 states, selling everything from camping gear to snow skis.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Big 5 Sporting Goods earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 48.2140595662163 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Citigroup Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Co. (NASDAQ:BGFV) by 5,069.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 15,559 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 15,258 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc. owned about 0.07% of Big 5 Sporting Goods worth $112,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Williams-Sonoma Inc.(WSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $4.26-4.36 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $4.24. The company issued revenue guidance of $5.57-5.67 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $5.62 billion.Williams-Sonoma also updated its Q3 guidance to $0.90-0.95 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) shares surged 115.8 percent to $4.3591. Comstock reported conversion of the majority of its unsecured, short-term debt into non-convertible preferred equity.
    Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) jumped 38.2 percent to $3.0251 after the company disclosed that it achieved robust viral clearance for its manufacturing process.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) surged 26.7 percent to $61.40 after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) rose 18.9 percent to $2.58.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares gained 17.8 percent to $22.8009.
    The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) shares gained 17.5 percent to $21.07 after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.9 percent to $3.3613.
    Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) shares gained 15.5 percent to $3.35 after the board announced late Wednesday the election of four activist-backed director nominees. Three women and one man comprise the selected group championed by NGM Capital’s Nathan Miller and Kenosis Capital’s Peter O’Malley. Destination Maternity had advocated for another slate of three men and interim CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor. The new directors are Holly Alden, Marla Ryan, Anne-Charlotte Windal and Christopher Morgan.
    AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) rose 15 percent to $7.65.
    nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) gained 14.5 percent to $34.27 following Q1 results.
    Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHV) rose 14.3 percent to $11.4303.
    Bilibili Inc.. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares climbed 13.9 percent to $14.16 after announcing Q1 results.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) gained 13.2 percent to $2.91 after an amended 13D filing from Steel Partners Holdings shows a raised stake in the company from 6.99 million shares to 29.98 million shares, or a 17.8 percent stake.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) gained 13.1
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
    Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) reported upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter on Thursday.
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) shares climbed 154.95 percent to close at $5.15 on Thursday. Comstock reported conversion of the majority of its unsecured, short-term debt into non-convertible preferred equity.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) jumped 33.45 percent to close at $3.87.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) gained 29.72 percent to close at $62.85 after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares rose 22.93 percent to close at $23.80.
    nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) jumped 21.52 percent to close at $36.37 following Q1 results.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) gained 20.28 percent to close at $2.61.
    The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) shares rose 19.57 percent to close at $21.45 after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
    AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) gained 18.8 percent to close at $7.90.
    Catasys, Inc. (NASDAQ: CATS) rose 16.33 percent to close at $6.41.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 15.68 percent to close at $23.09 on Thursday.
    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS) climbed 15.11 percent to close at $6.02 on Thursday after gaining 6.30 percent on Wednesday. Baird initiated coverage on Marinus Pharmaceuticals with an Outperform rating.
    Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) shares rose 14.48 percent to close at $3.32 after the board announced late Wednesday the election of four activist-backed director nominees. Three women and one man comprise the selected group championed by NGM Capital’s Nathan Miller and Kenosis Capital’s Peter O’Malley. Destination Maternity had advocated for another slate of three men and interim CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor. The new directors are Holly Alden, Marla Ryan, Anne-Charlotte Windal and Christopher Morgan.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) gained 11.53 percent to close at $3.29 after announcing preliminary Q1 results.
    Bilibili Inc.. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 11.33 pe

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (BPMUF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Basilea Pharmaceuticals (OTC:BPMUF)

    BPMUF Is a Swiss company with commercialized products in the anti-infection space, but they are also working on agents in cancer research. One of these agents, BAL101553, is a prodrug of a so-called “tumor checkpoint controller” inhibitor, which destabilizes microtubules to disrupt dividing cells. This phase 1/2a study assessed the safety and the recommended dosage for this agent. The phase 1 portion of the trial recruited 20 patients to receive various doses of BAL101553.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Finjan Holdings, Inc.(FNJN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Marathon Patent Group (NASDAQ: MARA) and Finjan (NASDAQ:FNJN) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Finjan Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:FNJN) shares saw an uptick in trading volume on Tuesday . 32,387 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 93% from the previous session’s volume of 494,407 shares.The stock last traded at $4.98 and had previously closed at $5.08.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Finjan (NASDAQ:FNJN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday.

    Separately, TheStreet upgraded Finjan from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 14th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    You Need To Taste These: Finjan Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNJN), The Dixie Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXYN), Sky Solar … (thestreetpoint.com) With a 125/250 Day Adjusted Slope of 63.35003, Is Finjan Holdings, Inc. (NasdaqCM:FNJN) a Favorable Pick? (cantoncaller.com) Which Option is Best? Finjan Holdings, Inc. (FNJN) Buy or Sell (topdesertsafari.com) Finjan Holdings Inc (FNJN) Given Average Recommendation of “Strong Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Finjan from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 14th. Dawson James reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Finjan in a report on Tuesday, May 22nd. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Finjan from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 2nd.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Israel Chemicals Shs(ICL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Itasca Capital Ltd (CVE:ICL) Director Richard Michael Powell bought 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 13th. The shares were bought at an average cost of C$0.57 per share, for a total transaction of C$14,250.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Israel Chemicals (NYSE: ICL) and Evogene (NASDAQ:EVGN) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Israel Chemicals (NYSE:ICL) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group issued their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Israel Chemicals in a research note issued on Monday, May 14th. Jefferies Group analyst L. Alexander forecasts that the basic materials company will post earnings of $0.09 per share for the quarter. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Israel Chemicals’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.11 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.10 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Israel Chemicals (NYSE:ICL) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

    Kingstone Companies (NASDAQ:KINS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Ascent Capital Group, Inc.(ASCMA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) $1.83 165.71%
    Radisys Corp. (Nasdaq: RSYS) $1.55 115.68%
    Ascent Capital Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ASCMA) $3.71 43.12%
    Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: ADMP) $4.36 40.63%
    Tintri Inc. (Nasdaq: TNTR) $0.18 40.49%
    Prana Biotechnology Ltd. (Nasdaq: PRAN) $2.35 39.96%
    Micronet Enertec Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: MICT) $1.60 39.40%
    Corindus Vascular Robotics (NYSE: CVRS) $1.17 34.40%
    ParkerVision Inc. (Nasdaq: PRKR) $0.70 30.65%
    SuperCom Ltd. (Nasdaq: SPCB) $0.24 30.10%

    While these gains are exciting, they pale in comparison to the profit potential of our top penny stock to buy this week.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News stories about Ascent Capital Group Inc Series A (NASDAQ:ASCMA) have trended somewhat negative on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ascent Capital Group Inc Series A earned a news sentiment score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.5362897974896 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Best Performing Stocks To Own Right Now

Ford (F) is one of the best examples of a pain trade. Light weight vehicle sales have been down for quite a while and the stock kept underperforming despite a major fundamentally backed stock market rally. However, the stock started rallying after truck sales accelerated and industry sentiment changed. In this article, I want to elaborate on this and explain why we are entering the next stage of this pain trade instead of what some might call a total annihilation of consumer stocks.

Source: Wikipedia

The All Important C-Word

I’ve discussed it plenty of times: the importance of credit growth. Credit growth and consumer strength are the very core of the consumer business cycle. The very cycle that pushes Ford to new highs during bull markets and crushes it when things get ugly.

Best Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation(FCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barclays PLC increased its holdings in First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) by 24.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 33,717 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 6,593 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in First Commonwealth Financial were worth $476,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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Best Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Anavex Life Sciences Corp.(AVXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 target price (up previously from $5.00) on shares of Anavex Life Sciences in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Anavex Life Sciences from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 23rd. Noble Financial set a $7.00 target price on shares of Anavex Life Sciences and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 16th. HC Wainwright assumed coverage on shares of Anavex Life Sciences in a research report on Wednesday, May 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $10.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Roth Capital initiated coverage on shares of Anavex Life Sciences in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $6.00 target price on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Anavex Life Sciences presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $6.55.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in Anavex Life Sciences Corp (NASDAQ:AVXL) by 48.8% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 76,200 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 25,000 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Anavex Life Sciences were worth $211,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News stories about Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Anavex Life Sciences earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.1730416635586 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL)’s share price shot up 4.8% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $4.35 and last traded at $3.93. 14,995 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 98% from the average session volume of 606,708 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.13.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Medpace (NASDAQ: MEDP) and Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Best Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V.(VLRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    In late 2016 and early 2017, profitability deteriorated rapidly at Mexican budget airline Volaris (NYSE:VLRS)due to market disruptions caused by the U.S. presidential election. Fears about a crackdown on trade or immigration under President Trump led to a sharp drop in the Mexican peso and a downturn in travel demand. However, Volaris seemed to be on the mend by this time last year, and its stock price rebounded to more than $15 last July.

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    Losers
    Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) shares dipped 69 percent to $11.48 after a disappointing update relating to the company's treatment for AL amyloidosis. Prothena, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that focuses on therapies in the neuroscience and orphan categories, said a Phase 2b study of its therapy called NEOD001 failed to achieve its primary or secondary endpoints. Prothena's Phase 2b study explored its NEOD001 therapy versus a placebo in previously-treated patients with AL amyloidosis and persistent cardiac dysfunction.
    Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) fell 44.3 percent to $4.06. Gridsum reported suspension of audit report on financial statements.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares declined 34.1 percent to $4.16 as the company issued weak revenue forecast for the first quarter.
    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) dropped 32.3 percent to $13.35 after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 31.2 percent to $13.44. Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron.
    Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: VLRS) dropped 18 percent to $5.76. Controladora Vuela recently reported first-quarter results that showed a loss for the quarter. Imperial Capital downgraded Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion from Outperform to In-Line.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) fell 18.2 percent to $2.8797 after declining 19.35 percent on Friday.
    Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) fell 12.3 percent to $52.63.
    Luby's, Inc. (NYSE: LUB) shares declined 10.3 percent to $2.448 following Q2 results.
    Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET) shares tumbled 10 percent to $2.26.
    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) dipped 9.7 percent

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of Mexican airline Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV (NYSE:VLRS) plunged as much as 20.3% in trading Monday after announcing earnings that led to fears of growing competition. At 12:25 p.m. EDT shares were still down 16.6% on the day.

Best Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Motorola Solutions, Inc.(MSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp lowered its holdings in Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) by 4.6% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 434,200 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after selling 20,800 shares during the quarter. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s holdings in Motorola Solutions were worth $45,721,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Qualcomm breaking even whilepotential peers Cisco Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE: MSI) have performed better with theirheir share of volatility:

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Element Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 98,736 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock, valued at approximately $10,397,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Norinchukin Bank The boosted its stake in shares of Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) by 16.8% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 15,755 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,263 shares during the quarter. Norinchukin Bank The’s holdings in Motorola Solutions were worth $1,659,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Best Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Israel Chemicals Shs(ICL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Israel Chemicals (NYSE: ICL) and Evogene (NASDAQ:EVGN) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Israel Chemicals (NYSE:ICL) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group issued their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Israel Chemicals in a research note issued on Monday, May 14th. Jefferies Group analyst L. Alexander forecasts that the basic materials company will post earnings of $0.09 per share for the quarter. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Israel Chemicals’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.11 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.10 EPS.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (FBHS) seems to be a slightly undervalued player in the home improvement segment that has astutely chosen to work with market leaders Home Depot (HD) and Lowes (LOW) instead of compete with them head-on. Market conditions being favorable to the giants in the segment, that effect is expected to cascade down to Fortunes product lines as well. Valuation analyses show that the stock is trading slightly below intrinsic value after the January dip that also hit HD and LOW, which means some margin of safety for investors looking to get in now. Lets look at the companys market distribution, growth, acquisition and fiscal strategies and balance sheet strength to see if the company possesses enough firepower to leverage the markets growth expectations for the next several years.

Fortune Brands is a leading home and security products company with products addressing niche segments within the home improvement market. The company operates four business segments: cabinets, plumbing, doors and security.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: DCT Industrial Trust Inc(DCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) by 7.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 14,570 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,044 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in DCT Industrial Trust were worth $821,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    For an “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer spoke with Hamid Moghadam, chairman and CEO of the logistics REIT, Prologis Inc.  (PLD) , which recently announced the acquisition of DCT Industrial Trust (DCT) .

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teza Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 6,379 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $359,000.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: KLA-Tencor Corporation(KLAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the seventeen analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $131.69.

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    Attention misguided investors: not every tech company has the same troubles as social media beast Facebook (FB) . And for those opportunistic investors our there, such a dislocation in markets right now between broader tech business models and Facebook’s could spell many lucrative buying opportunities. Research out of Goldman Sachs (GS) shows that 25 tech stocks in particular that have seen large correlations with Facebook’s equity returns since March 15 and have under-performed the S&P 500 . The list of laggards is a whose who of former high-flying tech names: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) , KLA-Tenor (KLAC) , Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) , Alphabet (GOOGL) , Western Digital (WDC) , Electronic Arts (EA) , and Nvidia (NVDA) . 

    Not too sure where Mr. Market’s head is at, but it’s unlikely Facebook’s troubles will hurt sales of video-games for Electronic Arts this coming holiday season. Nvidia is still holding the pole position in the booming market for AI and autonomous driving chips, and doesn’t put suspect quizzes on a website.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) is not a well-known company. The semiconductor packaging equipment specialist is valued at just $1.65 billion, and it recorded just $809 million of revenue last year. That’s a much smaller number than those posted by semiconductor equipment giants like Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC), and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced its position in shares of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) by 29.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 2,157,739 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 897,207 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned approximately 1.38% of KLA-Tencor worth $235,213,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Arlington Asset Investment Corp(AI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Arlington Asset Investment (NYSE: AI) and New Mountain Finance (NYSE:NMFC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded 6.1% higher against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 16th. Over the last week, POLY AI has traded up 33.4% against the US dollar. POLY AI has a total market cap of $651.00 and approximately $802.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last day. One POLY AI token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0003 or 0.00000003 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded 57.3% higher against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 0:00 AM ET on July 2nd. One POLY AI token can currently be purchased for about $0.0002 or 0.00000003 BTC on exchanges. POLY AI has a market cap of $454.00 and approximately $157.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, POLY AI has traded 65.4% higher against the dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded down 2.3% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on June 13th. POLY AI has a total market capitalization of $294.00 and approximately $702.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, POLY AI has traded 37.6% lower against the U.S. dollar. One POLY AI token can now be purchased for about $0.0001 or 0.00000002 BTC on exchanges.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Saul Centers, Inc.(BFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America purchased a new position in shares of Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE:BFS) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 13,437 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $685,000. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America owned approximately 0.06% of Saul Centers at the end of the most recent quarter.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE:BFS) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $54.50.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Celanese Corporation(CE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Celanese (NYSE:CE)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reiterated by Cowen in a report issued on Friday. They presently have a $125.00 price objective on the basic materials company’s stock, up from their previous price objective of $120.00. Cowen’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 15.06% from the company’s previous close.

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    Eli Lilly announced in October it was conducting a strategic review for the unit.  Elanco on Monday said it has appointed Christopher Jensen, who was most recently with Celanese Corp. (CE) , as chief financial officer.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Loomis Sayles & Co. L P purchased a new position in Celanese Co. (NYSE:CE) during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm purchased 101,256 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,147,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Celanese (NYSE: CE) and Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Israel Chemicals Shs(ICL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Israel Chemicals (NYSE: ICL) and Evogene (NASDAQ:EVGN) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Israel Chemicals (NYSE:ICL) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group issued their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Israel Chemicals in a research note issued on Monday, May 14th. Jefferies Group analyst L. Alexander forecasts that the basic materials company will post earnings of $0.09 per share for the quarter. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Israel Chemicals’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.11 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.10 EPS.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Encore Wire Corporation(WIRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Encore Wire (NASDAQ: WIRE) and Arconic (NYSE:ARNC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Seaboard Corporation(SEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Willis Investment Counsel lifted its holdings in Seaboard Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:SEB) by 8.5% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 524 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 41 shares during the period. Willis Investment Counsel’s holdings in Seaboard were worth $2,235,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.(TYPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) and Monotype Imaging (NASDAQ:TYPE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Monotype Imaging (NASDAQ:TYPE) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Monotype Imaging (NASDAQ:TYPE) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation(WAB)

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  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    On Monday, General Electric announced its biggest divestiture yet. The company is set to merge its transportation business, which primarily builds railroad locomotives, with Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (NYSE:WAB) — better known as Wabtec. This deal will genera

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    California Public Employees Retirement System raised its stake in Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp (NYSE:WAB) by 2.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 212,509 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,052 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System owned 0.22% of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies worth $17,298,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Just as promised on its first-quarter earnings call,General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)has announced a deal to exit its transportation business as part of a wider plan to unload $20 billion worth of assets. The deal to merge GE transportation withWestinghouse Air Brake Technologies(NYSE:WAB), or Wabtec, is somewhat complicated, but in general can be seen as a near-term positive for shareholders. However, it will do little to appease dyed-in-the-wool bears worried about the sustainability of the company’s dividend and restructuring prospects. Let’s take a look at both sides of the story.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    On a more positive note, Flannery appears to be making ground on some key long-term objectives.

    Management feels “good” about the ability of the healthcare segment to outperform, according to Miller. Flannery claimed GE was in “active discussions” on some aviation platforms, current & lighting and distributed power, while an announcement on the divestment of transportation (rumored to be a target of Wabtec (NYSE:WAB)) is expected by the end of the second quarter. Structural cost reductions are now expected to be above the $2 billion target outlined on the investor day presentation in November 2017. Flannery outlined that he would lead the creation of a new operating system for GE based on “lean, six sigma ad agile” involving “continuous improvement and customer experience.”

    As a reminder, GE has promised $20 billion of asset sales, and the commentary on the earnings call was reassuring, particularly as the first deal (healthcare IT assets) was underwhelming.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    As part of its announcement on Tuesday, GE stated that its previous plan to divest about $20 billion of assets is “substantially complete.” Indeed, the company is set to receive $9.8 billion of cash proceeds over the next 12 months from four major asset sales, along with approximately $1.9 billion of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (NYSE:WAB) stock. GE shareholders will receive an additional $7.6 billion of Wabtec stock as part of the sale of the company’s freight locomotive business. The GE Lighting division is the last major asset up for sale under this plan.

Q2 2018 Earnings Forecast for Israel Chemicals Issued By Jefferies Group (ICL)

Israel Chemicals (NYSE:ICL) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group issued their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Israel Chemicals in a research note issued on Monday, May 14th. Jefferies Group analyst L. Alexander forecasts that the basic materials company will post earnings of $0.09 per share for the quarter. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Israel Chemicals’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.11 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.10 EPS.

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Israel Chemicals (NYSE:ICL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 10th. The basic materials company reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.08. Israel Chemicals had a net margin of 22.15% and a return on equity of 13.77%. The company had revenue of $1.40 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.43 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.04 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.4% compared to the same quarter last year.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Israel Chemicals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Citigroup raised shares of Israel Chemicals from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 21st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Israel Chemicals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Israel Chemicals from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Friday, March 9th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.00.

Israel Chemicals opened at $4.63 on Tuesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a current ratio of 1.62. Israel Chemicals has a 12-month low of $4.61 and a 12-month high of $4.64. The stock has a market cap of $5.92 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.94 and a beta of 1.00.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ICL. Meitav Dash Investments Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Israel Chemicals in the fourth quarter worth approximately $24,290,000. Delek Group Ltd. acquired a new position in Israel Chemicals during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $16,093,000. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership lifted its position in Israel Chemicals by 65.1% during the fourth quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 3,065,779 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $12,421,000 after buying an additional 1,209,368 shares in the last quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC lifted its position in Israel Chemicals by 1,776.5% during the first quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC now owns 856,705 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $3,632,000 after buying an additional 811,050 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Swiss National Bank lifted its position in Israel Chemicals by 31.3% during the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 2,581,953 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $10,912,000 after buying an additional 615,582 shares in the last quarter. 7.79% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 20th. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 6th will be given a $0.04 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 6th. This represents a $0.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.46%. Israel Chemicals’s dividend payout ratio is presently 70.97%.

Israel Chemicals Company Profile

Israel Chemicals Ltd. operates as a specialty minerals company worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Essential Minerals and Specialty Solutions. The company extracts potash from the Dead Sea; mines and produces potash, salt, and Polysulphate; and produces, markets, and sells pure magnesium and magnesium alloys, as well as produces dry carnallite and related by-products, including chlorine and sylvinite.

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