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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019

At the end of 2017, I sounded a bullish tone on fast-food operator Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). The parent company of fast-food staples KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell appeared to be on a winning track with its re-franchising efforts and global growth strategy.

YUM stock also appeared undervalued given forthcoming tax reform and consistently positive comparable sales growth.

But that was all before Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) stole Taco Bell’s Chief Executive Officer Brian Niccol.

Believe it or not, that is a game changer. Niccol is largely credited with turning around the Taco Bell business and making it a trendy dining option popular among millennials, and with good reason. He had been at Taco Bell since 2011, and with him at the company, Taco Bell went from a business with negative comps to a business with consistently positive comps.

That is why YUM stock has failed to rally despite a broader market rebound. The S&P 500 is 5% off its recent highs. YUM stock is nearly 10% off recent highs.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (IIPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Yet, there are far more ways for investors to “get their fix” of the cannabis industry than by purchasing companies that directly handle the plant. The ancillary market could deliver even more impressive growth, and one such company that may be worth a spot on your radar is real estate investment trust (REIT) Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE:IIPR).

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Magic Software Enterprises Ltd.(MGIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ:MGIC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Monday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on MGIC. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Magic Software Enterprises from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. BidaskClub cut shares of Magic Software Enterprises from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, HC Wainwright set a $10.00 target price on shares of Magic Software Enterprises and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $9.81.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ: MGIC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $67.07 million.

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ascent Capital Group, Inc.(ASCMA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ: ASCMA) and Applied DNA Sciences (NASDAQ:APDN) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ascent Capital Group (ASCMA)

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: ITT Corporation(ITT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Intelligent Trading Foundation (CURRENCY:ITT) traded 1.1% higher against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 8:00 AM ET on April 18th. In the last week, Intelligent Trading Foundation has traded up 19.5% against the US dollar. One Intelligent Trading Foundation token can currently be purchased for about $0.0764 or 0.00000942 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including COSS, EtherDelta (ForkDelta), IDEX and Mercatox. Intelligent Trading Foundation has a total market cap of $749,032.00 and approximately $863.00 worth of Intelligent Trading Foundation was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Arista Networks, Inc.(ANET)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    What drove this increase in sales? The company seems to have finally figured out that it needs to continue innovating its router and switching products, or else smaller competitors, such as Arista Networks Inc (NYSE:ANET), will eat its lunch and steal market share. On this front, Cisco looks like it is delivering. In the company’s second-quarter conference call, CEO Chuck Robbins talked about the successful launch of the company’s new switching platform, the Catalyst 9000:

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Goldman Sachs (GS) , Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) , Ecolab (ECL) , PTC (PTC) , Arista Networks (ANET) , U.S. Concrete (USCR) and Masco (MAS) .

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market finished lower on Friday, with triple-digit losses for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and modest declines of as much as half a percent for other major benchmarks. A mix of economic and political news kept investors on their toes to end the week, as fears of a possible attack on Syria watered down some of the potential upside that could have stemmed from solid earnings results from the banking sector during the morning. Even though many investors have pretty positive expectations going into earnings season, some companies suffered from disappointing news that sent their shares lower. Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET), Dropbox (NASDAQ:DBX), and MBIA (NYSE:MBI) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Plug Power Inc.(PLUG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Fuel cell manufacturer Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) has done relatively little since going public all the way back in 1999. Then again, maybe it’s all about timing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Plug Power (PLUG)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of FuelCell Energy severely underperforming whilesmall cap alternative energy or fuel cell stocks like Ballard Power Systems Inc (NASDAQ: BLDP), Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HYGS) and Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) all peaked in 2014 with some of them showing signs of stabilization andsomepositive growth last year:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG) saw short interest dip by 0.2% to 34.41 million shares. Days to cover remained unchanged at 10, and about 15.2% of the company’s shares were short. In the two weeks to April 30, the share price fell by about 3.2%. The stock’s 52-week range is $1.53 to $3.21, and shares closed Wednesday at $2.00, up about 8.7% for the day.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Masco Corporation(MAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Valeritas Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: VLRX) fell 25.9 percent to $1.89 in pre-market trading. Valeritas priced its 13.7 million share offering at $1.75 per share.
    Zealand Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: ZEAL) fell 6.5 percent to $15.30 in pre-market trading after rising 9.80 percent on Monday.
    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) fell 5.1 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after slipping 1.15 percent on Monday.
    Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY) fell 5 percent to $64.80 in pre-market trading. Lilly and Incyte disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee recommended approval of baricitinib 2mg, but not 4mg, for the treatment of moderately-to-severely active RAI.
    Casa Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CASA) fell 4.7 percent to $28.40 in pre-market trading after announcing a 7.35 million share common stock offering.
    Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE: AGO) shares fell 4.5 percent to $34.30 in pre-market trading. The founder and president of Greenlight Capital talked about a short idea in Assured Guaranty, saying pre-tax income is likely to "collapse." He also highlighted Assured Guaranty insured $12.2 billion in below-investment grade bonds.
    The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) shares fell 4 percent to $17.30 in pre-market trading.
    Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) shares fell 3.4 percent to $38.10 in pre-market trading

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Goldman Sachs (GS) , Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) , Ecolab (ECL) , PTC (PTC) , Arista Networks (ANET) , U.S. Concrete (USCR) and Masco (MAS) .

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Masco (NYSE: MAS) and Ply Gem (NYSE:PGEM) are both construction companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

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    Masco (MAS) fell some 4% Thursday, which means we can add it to the list of many, many stocks that experienced unusual call activity that ultimately turned out to be absolutely non-predictive of future gains.

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    Masco (MAS) : “I like Masco. We have a housing shortage and that’s good for Masco.”

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Farmers National Banc Corp.(FMNB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Farmers National Banc (NASDAQ:FMNB)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by equities researchers at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a note issued to investors on Thursday. They presently have a $18.00 price target on the bank’s stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods’ price target would indicate a potential upside of 21.62% from the company’s previous close.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida(SBCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (SBCF) EVP Sells $43,249.63 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida Cut by FIG Partners (SBCF) (americanbankingnews.com) Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (SBCF) Cut by Analyst (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks Investment Research Lowers Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (SBCF) to Sell (americanbankingnews.com)

    SBCF has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 28th. ValuEngine raised shares of Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, April 21st. BidaskClub raised shares of Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 10th. Guggenheim reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $28.00 price objective on shares of Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Hovde Group raised shares of Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from $30.00 to $29.00 in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $29.00.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Stewart Information Services Corporation(STC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded 8.7% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on May 14th. StarChain has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $5.27 million worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One StarChain token can now be purchased for about $0.0925 or 0.00001062 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. During the last seven days, StarChain has traded down 16.3% against the US dollar.

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Top Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ACHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the nine brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $5.20.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN) – Research analysts at B. Riley reduced their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. B. Riley analyst M. Kumar now anticipates that the biopharmaceutical company will earn ($0.58) per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of ($0.55). B. Riley has a “Neutral” rating and a $3.50 price objective on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Achillion Pharmaceuticals’ FY2019 earnings at ($0.64) EPS, FY2020 earnings at ($0.71) EPS, FY2021 earnings at ($0.70) EPS and FY2022 earnings at ($0.84) EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Achillion Pharmaceuticals (ACHN)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

Top Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (IIPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Yet, there are far more ways for investors to “get their fix” of the cannabis industry than by purchasing companies that directly handle the plant. The ancillary market could deliver even more impressive growth, and one such company that may be worth a spot on your radar is real estate investment trust (REIT) Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE:IIPR).

Top Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Zillow Group, Inc.(Z)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Zillow Group (C shares) (NASDAQ:Z) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 7, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    After markets closed on Monday, rental car company Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) and real-estate firm Zillow Group Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) reported quarterly results. Before markets opened Tuesday morning Discovery Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) and Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) also released earnings reports. Here’s a quick look at the reports and the reactions to them.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares of Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG) sold off last month as the market expressed dissatisfaction with the company’s plan to flip houses. As a result, both classes of stock closed April down around 10%, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Zillow (NASDAQ:Z) CMO Jeremy Wacksman sold 47,788 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.64, for a total value of $2,658,924.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief marketing officer now owns 48,489 shares in the company, valued at $2,697,927.96. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG) fell hard on Friday morning. Class A shares fell as much as 11.1% and the non-voting Class C stock dropped 10.4% lower at most. As of 3 p.m. EDT, both stock classes had recovered somewhat to a daily loss of approximately 7.5%.

Top Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Home Depot, Inc. (HD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The Dow Jones today dropped over 150 points in in pre-market hours after The Home Depot Inc.(NYSE: HD) fell short of revenue expectations in its Q1 earnings report Tuesday morning. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $2.08 on top of $24.94 billion in revenue.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $25.22 billion.

    Eagle Materials Inc (NYSE: EXP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $306.04 million.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Lowe’s reports its earnings on Wednesday and, given the recent stellar performance from Home Depot (NYSE: HD), its results should show healthy growth powered by a robust home improvement market. However, Lowe’s isn’t benefiting from the industry gains to nearly the same degree as Home Depot.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates.

    Home Depot posted Q1 earnings of $2.08 per share on sales of $24.947 billion. Analysts expected earnings of $2.06 per share on sales of $25.22 billion. Sales at stores open at least a year increased 4.2 percent.

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    The markets were sent skidding lower on Tuesday as Home Depot (HD) posted stronger-than-expected first-quarter earnings, but its same-store sales were hit by the colder winter temperatures that also impacted the key spring period. The stock was down well over 1%.

Top Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: RPX Corporation(RPXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Patent litigation abuse is a major problem in the tech industry, and policymakers have looked for ways to fight it. RPX (NASDAQ:RPXC) came up with a unique approach to patent protection involving purchases of various intellectual property to deter would-be plaintiffs from challenging ownership. Yet the market for those services hasn’t grown the way some had anticipated, and even after diversifying into legal discovery services, RPX saw little choice but to start pursuing strategic alternatives to come up with a future direction for its business.

Top Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Industrias Bachoco, S.A. de C.V.(IBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bachoco (NYSE:IBA) declared a semiannual dividend on Thursday, April 26th, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 11th will be given a dividend of 0.432 per share on Monday, May 21st. This represents a dividend yield of 1.53%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 10th. This is a boost from Bachoco’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.42.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018

Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) is an online CRM (customer relationship manager) that must be doing something right because is up against a much bigger and formidable competitor like Salesforce (NYSE:CRM), as well as other much bigger companies like SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) and Oracle (NYSE:ORCL).

It can be instructive to look at the relative performance. First, the stock price development over the last five years suggests Pegasystems is outperforming Salesforce, although all of this happened just in the last twelve months.

This is somewhat surprising in the light of the fact that Salesforce has been growing revenues at a substantially higher pace, at least over the past five years:

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Astrotech Corporation(ASTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Astrotech Corp (NASDAQ: ASTC) shares shot up 70 percent to $4.83. Astrotech reported that it has completed its successful 1st Detect demo with Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration personnel.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Astrotech Corp (NASDAQ: ASTC) shares shot up 60 percent to $4.37. Astrotech reported that it has completed its successful 1st Detect demo with Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration personnel.

  • [By William Romov]

    Last Wednesday (Dec. 6), the company received a patent for certain methods of production of its phase 2 antidepressant, AV-101.

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Dec. 4 – Dec. 8 Gain (as of Dec. 8)
    VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) $1.80 135%
    FXCM Inc. (Nasdaq: GLBR) $1.12 124%
    Neuralstem Inc. (Nasdaq: CUR) $2.00 75.44%
    Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: OHRP) $1.49 75.29%
    ClearSign Combustion Corp. (Nasdaq: CLIR) $3.50 53.85%
    Astrotech Corp. (Nasdaq: ASTC) $4.21 51.99%
    Burcon NutraScience Corp. (Nasdaq: BUR) $0.72 44%
    LM Funding America Inc. (Nasdaq: LMFA) $3.72 42.53%
    Second Sight Medical Products Inc. (Nasdaq: EYES) $1.75 42.28%
    Globus Maritime Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLBS) $1.47 41.35%

    As a result, its share price shot up from $0.92 to $2.52 on Wednesday. The stock pulled back to $1.80 by the end of the week, for a total gain of 135% for the week.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Pluristem Therapeutics Inc.(PSTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: PSTI) shares dropped 20 percent to $1.12. Pluristem disclosed that it has increased its bought deal offering to $15 million of stock and warrants.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Aimmune Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: AIMT) shares jumped 35 percent to $34.64 in response to failed DBVT peanut allergy trial.
    Exactech, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXAC) shares surged 30.9 percent to $41.88 after the company agreed to be acquired by TPG Capital for $42 per share in cash.
    Dextera Surgical Inc (NASDAQ: DXTR) shares climbed 27.6 percent to $0.238 after surging 40.48 percent on Friday.
    Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ: PETS) jumped 21.8 percent to $44.73 as the company reported better-than-expected Q2 results.
    SenesTech Inc (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 21.7 percent to $1.95 after the company disclosed that Univar will be marketing and selling ContraPest.
    Yulong Eco-Materials Ltd (NASDAQ: YECO) shares gained 18.3 percent to $0.560.
    One Horizon Group Inc (NASDAQ: OHGI) shares rose 18 percent to $1.18.
    Atossa Genetics Inc (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares climbed 18 percent to $0.566. Atossa Genetics is schedule to host a conference call to announce preliminary results from Phase 1 study of oral Endoxifen on October 25, 2017.
    ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) shares rose 15.3 percent to $2.72
    Renren Inc (NYSE: RENN) shares gained 11.9 percent to $10.71 after gaining 2.68 percent on Friday.
    Kalvista Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: KALV) shares rose 11.8 percent to $12.59. KalVista Pharma 13D filing from Longwood Fund showed registration for an 8.7 percent stake.
    Xunlei Ltd (NASDAQ: XNET) shares gained 9.4 percent to $7.20 after surging 25.33 percent on Friday.
    VF Corp (NYSE: VFC) shares surged 7.1 percent to $71.09 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its third quarter and raised its FY2017 guidance.
    CAI International Inc (NYSE: CAI) rose 6.6 percent to $39.70. Cowen & Co. upgraded CAI from Market Perform to Outperform.
    Agenus Inc (NASDAQ: AGEN) shares gained 5.7 percent to $4.58 as the company disclosed that GSK's shingle vaccine received FDA approval.
    Deltic Timber Corp (NYSE: DEL) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $94.11

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Rackspace Hosting Inc(RAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE: RAX) reported better-than-expected earnings for the first quarter, but the company missed analysts’ sales estimates. Rackspace shares dropped 7.72 percent to $20.80 in the after-hours trading session.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: McClatchy Company (MNI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    The McClatchy Company (NYSEAMERICAN:MNI) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 855,291 shares, a decrease of 4.6% from the April 13th total of 896,460 shares. Approximately 17.9% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 11,764 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 72.7 days.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Several large newspaper chains will face the largest increases in newsprint prices in absolute dollars. These are Gannett (NYSE: GCI), tronc (NASDAQ: TRNC), hedge fund owned Digital First Media, which just laid off dozens of people in Denver and on the West Coast, Hearst, Advance Media, McClatchy (NYSE: MNI) and Gatehouse Media. Among them, they own most of the large newspapers in America and hundreds of newspapers in aggregate. Each of these companies has newsprint demand much larger than that of The Tampa Bay Times.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    At another of the largest chains, McClatchy Co. (NYSEAMERICAN: MNI), its flagship property, the Sacramento Bee, laid off 15 editorial workers. That may not seem like many, but in an already thinned out newsroom, it is a lot. The layoffs were also the third in just over a year. There were reports that McClatchy also laid off workers at its other West Coast properties.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Credit Suisse Group(CS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By David Zeiler]

    The federal government’s largesse isn’t restricted to U.S.-based companies, either. Foreign companies, including foreign banks, are also welcome. Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE ADR: CS) got $225.1 billion, and UBS Group AG (NYSE: UBS) got $249.1 billion.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AXA (EPA:CS) has been given a €27.50 ($32.74) target price by research analysts at Kepler Capital Markets in a report released on Thursday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Kepler Capital Markets’ price target indicates a potential upside of 20.61% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    That’s why Krauth predicts the price of gold will hit $1,400 by the end of the year. Many analysts from banks likeCredit SuisseGroup AG (NYSE ADR: CS) even see gold going as high as $1,500.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: The Blackstone Group L.P.(BX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The market hasn’t had its needed purge yet says Byron Wien, who is Vice Chairman in the Private Wealth Solutions of Blackstone Group (BX) . “We will retest the February lows [in the markets],” Wien, 86, said on a call Thursday with media. Wien continues to believe the S&P 500 will rally back after testing the lows, charting a path to 3,000 by year end.

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    Private equity giant Blackstone (BX) on Saturday announced that Saudi Arabia would invest $20 billion in a new $40 billion infrastructure fund for projects mainly in the United States. On Sunday, Boeing (BA) said it had signed several defense and commercial deals with Saudi Arabia. Trump was referenced in both deal announcements.

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    The Blackstone Group (BX) : “I think this is a terrific buy.”

    Xilinx (XLNX) : “I think it’s time to start getting back into NVIDIA (NVDA) .”

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (IIPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Yet, there are far more ways for investors to “get their fix” of the cannabis industry than by purchasing companies that directly handle the plant. The ancillary market could deliver even more impressive growth, and one such company that may be worth a spot on your radar is real estate investment trust (REIT) Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE:IIPR).

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: FLIR Systems, Inc.(FLIR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Oregon based small cap FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) was founded in 1978 as a world-leading maker of sensor systems that enhance perception and heighten awareness, helping to save lives, improve productivity, and protect the environment. Through its nearly 3,500 employees, the Company’s vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense” by leveraging thermal imaging and adjacent technologies to provide innovative, intelligent solutions for security and surveillance, environmental and condition monitoring, outdoor recreation, machine vision, navigation, and advanced threat detection.

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Flir Systems(FLIR) was the biggest loser in the S&P 500 on Tuesday, but the stock recouped all its losses Wednesday, and then some.

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    Flir Systems gained $2.78, or 8.1%, to close at $36.93.

    The company’sdisappointing fourth-quarter earnings report was forgotten when it announced that the U.S. Coast Guard awarded it a $50 million contract. Flir will provide marine electronics systems for more than 2,000 Coast Guard vessels for its Scalable Integrated Navigation Systems 2 (SINS-2) program over a five-year period, with the option for extended delivery for an additional five years.

    Even before the news, Imperial Capital’sEd Mally was bullish on the stock’s prospects, who raised his price target on the stock by $2, to $38:

    Although we believe that some may still consider Flir as just a premier provider of very high-end cameras in the bellies of Bell Helicopters or border towers in a lumpy government sector, this 35-year-old company is a global leader in thousands of infrared detector cores and thermography equipment markets and also provides lower priced products to commercial and consumer security customers as well as other customers.

    Flir is up 2% so far this year.

    Coty(COTY) was the hottest stock in the S&P 500 yesterday.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap homeland security and screening stocks like FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR), OSI Systems (NASDAQ: OSIS),Varex Imaging Corp (NASDAQ: VREX) and Patriot One Technologies (OTCQB: PTOTF) stand to benefit fromTrumps focus on border andinternal security in general. Heres what you need to know about all four:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Oregon based small cap FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) was founded in 1978 as a world-leading maker of sensor systems that enhance perception and heighten awareness, helping to save lives, improve productivity, and protect the environment. Through its nearly 3,500 employees, the Company’s vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense” by leveraging thermal imaging and adjacent technologies to provide innovative, intelligent solutions for security and surveillance, environmental and condition monitoring, outdoor recreation, machine vision, navigation, and advanced threat detection.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Agenus Inc.(AGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Agenus (NASDAQ: AGEN) rose 22.99% to $3.37 after the company reported positive follow-on Phase 2 results for brain cancer vaccine.

    Aeropostale (NYSE: ARO) shares jumped 18.23% to $10.18 after private equity firm Sycamore Partners bought a 7.96% stake in the company.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of Agenus Inc (NASDAQ:AGEN), a biopharmaceutical company developing cancer therapies, had fallen about 14.5% as of 3:20 p.m. EST on Wednesday. Investors weren’t too thrilled about its cancer vaccine’s recent clinical trial failure.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Alexco Resource Corp(AXU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cameron Saucier]

    Alexco Resource (NYSEMKT: AXU) operates in two segments: an environmental services business and a mining company. Its mining segment explores developments in Canada, while its environmental segment provides consulting and project management services in the United States and Canada. AXU is up over 400% YTD. The stock has been steadily rising since January. It isn’t clear what’s driving AXU upwards, other than general investor speculation. The stock is trading at $1.72 per share as of Monday intraday.