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Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019

Becton Dickinson (BDX) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after agreeing to pay $24 billion for C.R. Bard (BCR).

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Becton Dickinson dropped 4.4% to $177.07, while the S&P 500 rose 1.1% to 2,374.15. C.R. Bard jumped 20% to $302.41, making it the best performing stock in the S&P 500.

Leerink’s Richard Newitter and Ravi Misra argue that “growth doesn’t come cheap.” They explain:

We had expected BDX’s M&A engine would eventually resume as the company moved into its third year post the 2015 CareFusion (CFN) acquisition; however, we do think the expectation was for tuck-in or mid-sized type transactions. This transaction is certainly on the bigger side, and will mark the largest in BDX’s history just as BDX wraps up year 2 post the CFN integration. Naturally this could raise some questions as to whether mgmt is “biting off more than it can chew.” But, size (and the hefty price tag) aside, the rationale is not entirely out of left field in our view. BCR will benefit BDX through a higher top-line & GM profile and provides several fast-growing product offerings in underpenetrated markets (i.e. PICCs, Lutonix/Drug Coated Balloons, targeted temperature mgmt). BCR’s Foley catheters and PICC products should complement BDX’s portfolio & strategy aimed at offering a single complete end- to-end medication management & safety solution to hospitals. Also, BCR’s emerging markets (EM) growth is accelerating, which should help BDX’s EM division, which has been experiencing slowing growth in recent years.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    FCA Corp TX cut its position in iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJH) by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 21,413 shares of the company’s stock after selling 254 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF comprises approximately 1.7% of FCA Corp TX’s holdings, making the stock its 16th biggest position. FCA Corp TX’s holdings in iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF were worth $4,171,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Trilogy Capital Inc. raised its stake in shares of iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJH) by 4.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 139,337 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 6,421 shares during the period. iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF comprises approximately 3.7% of Trilogy Capital Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 8th largest position. Trilogy Capital Inc. owned approximately 0.06% of iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF worth $27,140,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Portland Global Advisors LLC cut its position in shares of iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJH) by 2.1% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 12,875 shares of the company’s stock after selling 270 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF accounts for 1.0% of Portland Global Advisors LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 24th biggest holding. Portland Global Advisors LLC’s holdings in iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF were worth $2,508,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Legacy Wealth Management, InciShares Russell 1000 (IWB) – 1,324,136 shares, 53.79% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 3.5%iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH) – 318,498 shares, 16.1% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.58%Schwab U.S. Mid Cap (SCHM) – 845,136 shares, 12.28% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.69%iShares Core S&P Small-Cap (IJR) – 430,157 shares, 9.43% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 4426.54%iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) – 126,843 shares, 5.37% of th

  • [By Max Byerly]

    GW Henssler & Associates Ltd. cut its stake in iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJH) by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 266,782 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,933 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF comprises about 5.1% of GW Henssler & Associates Ltd.’s holdings, making the stock its 2nd biggest holding. GW Henssler & Associates Ltd. owned about 0.11% of iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF worth $51,964,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC lowered its position in iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJH) by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 110,000 shares of the company’s stock after selling 519 shares during the period. iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF comprises approximately 3.3% of Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 4th largest position. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC’s holdings in iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF were worth $21,426,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Globus Maritime Limited(GLBS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    After looking at last week’s top performing penny stocks, we’ll show you a penny stock that’s on the verge of crushing Cherokee’s returns…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Cherokee Inc. (Nasdaq: CHKE) $0.82 91.11 %
    Checkpoint Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CKPT) $3.54 51.62%
    TMRS Holding Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: TMSR) $4.43 50.00%
    EKSO Bionics Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: EKSO) $2.58 46.93%
    Jones Energy Inc. (NYSE: JONE) $0.47 46.76%
    TransAtlantic Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: TAT) $1.39 44.29%
    Inseego Corp. (Nasdaq: INSG) $2.70 42.27%
    Globus Maritime Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLBS) $0.44 37.85%
    iFresh Inc. (Nasdaq: IFMK) $2.81 33.64%
    Technical Communications Corp. (Nasdaq: TCCO) $4.88 29.87%

    While all of last week’s 10 top penny stocks generated great returns, it’s unlikely that they will be able to deliver these kinds of profits again anytime soon.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Globus Maritime (NASDAQ:GLBS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Globus Maritime earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the shipping company an impact score of 45.6853785900783 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: SI Financial Group Inc.(SIFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about SI Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIFI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SI Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 47.0536892575283 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its stake in shares of SI Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIFI) by 17.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 458,700 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after acquiring an additional 69,800 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC’s holdings in SI Financial Group were worth $6,766,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about SI Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIFI) has been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SI Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the savings and loans company an impact score of 44.7479870139738 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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    There are 30 banks that qualify as systemically important financial institutions (SIFI), according to the Financial Stability Board’s most recent list. Half have seen their stocks fall at least 20 percent from the most recent peaks, according to a Bloomberg analysis. Notably, no large U.S.-based banks make the list.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about SI Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIFI) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SI Financial Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.140703535879 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Teton Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in shares of SI Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIFI) in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor acquired 10,342 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock, valued at approximately $153,000. Teton Advisors Inc. owned about 0.08% of SI Financial Group as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: TRACON Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(TCON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Aon Corporation(AON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) Director Jeffrey C. Campbell acquired 5,550 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 6th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $143.84 per share, for a total transaction of $798,312.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 7,084 shares in the company, valued at $1,018,962.56. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lessened its stake in Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) by 2.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 46,895 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,313 shares during the quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in AON were worth $6,433,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [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.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    AON (NYSE: AON) and CorVel (NASDAQ:CRVL) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: CPS Technologies Corp.(CPSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about CPS Technologies (NASDAQ:CPSH) has been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news 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. CPS Technologies earned a media sentiment score of -0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 47.6937573591172 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: OneMain Holdings, Inc.(OMF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in shares of OneMain Holdings Inc (NYSE:OMF) by 18.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 59,772 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 9,479 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in OneMain were worth $1,790,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    OneMain (NYSE: OMF) and Provident Financial (OTCMKTS:FPLPY) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    OneMain (NYSE:OMF) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Vuzix Corporation(VUZI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    VUZI LOSS NOTICE: Rosen Law Firm Reminds Vuzix Corporation Investors of Important Deadline In Class Action – VUZI (finance.yahoo.com) SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Reminds Shareholders with Losses on their Investment in Vuzix Corporation of Class Action Lawsuit and Upcoming Deadline – VUZI (finance.yahoo.com) Deadline Alert: Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Reminds Investors of the Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Vuzix Corporation (VUZI) (businesswire.com) Vuzix Corp (VUZI) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. Reminds Investors That Class Action Lawsuits Have Been Filed Against MEDNAX, Farmland Partners, and Vuzix and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm (feeds.benzinga.com)

    Several brokerages have recently commented on VUZI. ValuEngine raised shares of Vuzix from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Vuzix from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 16th. Finally, Chardan Capital set a $10.00 price objective on shares of Vuzix and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.08.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: RAIT Financial Trust(RAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE:RAS) will announce its earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, May 23rd. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.21 per share for the quarter.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Pioneer Floating Rate Trust(PHD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about Pioneer Floating Rate Trust (NYSE:PHD) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing 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. Pioneer Floating Rate Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the investment management company an impact score of 46.8710327510951 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about Pioneer Floating Rate Trust (NYSE:PHD) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news 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. Pioneer Floating Rate Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 45.2372665895122 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sony Corp Ord(SNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Familiar names like Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB), Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) are included in the top 10, along with less familiar names like Japan’s Keyence, a sensor manufacturer, and China’s Kweichow Moutai, a partially state-owned liquor maker and the only firm in the top 10 that produces consumer non-durable products.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sony (NYSE: SNE) and Knowles (NYSE:KN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Nintendo Switch lifted the Japan-based console maker’s share of the market to 22%, up nine points year over year, while Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) posted a share decline of six points to 25%, even after the release of the company’s new Xbox One X console. Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) remains the leading console vendor.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    The third quarter was an extremely busy period with lots and lots of important changes to manage.

    Donovan added the CEO title to his chairmanship of the board on Feb. 26, just two weeks after the second-quarter report. Ex-CEO Dana Landry waved farewell to “pursue other opportunities.” At the same time, CFO Keith Abriel stepped down to make way for Doug Lamb as his successor. Two months later, DHX continued to revamp its management team with three new C-suite appointments and the departure of co-founder Steven DeNure. Two separate executives now fill his dual roles as COO and president. This Sunday, DHX announced a partnership with Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) music entertainment division that gives the Japanese media giant 49% ownership of DHX’s interests in Peanuts. This deal added 237 million CDN ($185 million) to DHX’s coffers, taking some weight off the debt load that was created when the company spent $345 million on Peanuts and Strawberry Shortcake. The Sony agreement is expected to close in June. And alongside this earnings report, DHX decided to simplify its dual-class stock structure on the Toronto Stock Exchange, bundling its two stock classes together in a single class with a single ticker. Thanks to Canadian media regulations, this single bucket of stock will still be treated differently based on the shareholder’s citizenship — Canadians always get one vote per share but the portion of votes owned by non-Canadians can never exceed one-third of the total vote count.

    All of these drastic changes are part of DHX Media’s ongoing “strategic review,” which might end up in a complete exit from the public markets. The additions of Peanuts and Strawberry Shortcake to DHX’s content portfolio have failed to kick the company into a state of next-level growth. Interest payments and other financing expenses exceeded the company’s selling, general, and administrative costs in the third quarter. That’s a heavy anchor to carry, though the Sony deal should lighten it a

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Timothy Green]

    I won’t sugarcoat it: Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox One game console has been a disappointment. The software giant has sold 37.5 million Xbox One consoles globally since launch, according to VGChartz. That pales in comparison to the 79.5 million PlayStation 4 consoles Sony (NYSE:SNE) has put into gamers’ living rooms. And Nintendo’s Switch console, launched in 2017, is quickly catching up.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Braskem S.A.(BAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market eased lower on Friday, but major benchmarks managed to come back considerably from their worst levels of the day. At its lows, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down more than 200 points following news that the U.S. would indeed move forward with tariffs against China. Yet even though China announced plans to retaliate in kind, market participants seemed willing to give trade policy the benefit of the doubt given the current strength of the U.S. economy. Some stocks saw nice gains in response to the news, as well as to company-specific events. Schnitzer Steel Industries (NASDAQ:SCHN), Braskem (NYSE:BAK), and Pivotal Software (NYSE:PVTL) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday morning, the materials shares rose 0.83 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI), up 8 percent, and Braskem S.A. (NYSE: BAK) up 6 percent.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Millennium Management LLC cut its holdings in shares of Braskem SA (NYSE:BAK) by 40.9% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 538,986 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 372,581 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC’s holdings in Braskem were worth $15,625,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Braskem (NYSE:BAK) rose 22% today after Brazil’s largest chemical manufacturer confirmed what investors had long suspected: Talks are under way for Dutch chemicals leader LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB) to acquire majority control of Braskem and gain a manufacturing footprint in South America. Rumors of such talks were first reported in October 2017, but both companies denied them.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Aemetis (NASDAQ: AMTX) and Braskem (NYSE:BAK) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Otonomy, Inc.(OTIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Alkermes (NASDAQ: ALKS) and Otonomy (NASDAQ:OTIC) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Otonomy Inc (NASDAQ:OTIC) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $9.58.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Avondale Wealth Management cut its position in iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJH) by 24.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 51,587 shares of the company’s stock after selling 16,716 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF makes up about 8.3% of Avondale Wealth Management’s holdings, making the stock its 5th biggest position. Avondale Wealth Management’s holdings in iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF were worth $10,048,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: BlackRock Science and Technology Trust(BST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Stifel Financial Corp increased its position in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) by 8.4% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 108,307 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 8,402 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust were worth $3,256,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: American International Group Inc.(AIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    AIG’s loss for European business worsens in 2017 (businessinsurance.com) $1.26 EPS Expected for American International Group (AIG) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) UBS: Buy AIG After Earnings Estimates ‘Bottom Out’ (finance.yahoo.com) American International Group (AIG) Stock Rating Upgraded by UBS (americanbankingnews.com) American International Group (AIG) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)

    American International Group traded up $0.36, hitting $55.15, during mid-day trading on Friday, MarketBeat.com reports. The stock had a trading volume of 9,821,608 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,828,715. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 0.27 and a quick ratio of 0.27. American International Group has a 1-year low of $49.57 and a 1-year high of $67.30. The firm has a market cap of $49.51 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.98, a PEG ratio of 1.01 and a beta of 1.24.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) was only a DJIA member for four years when it was removed on September 22, 2008. In an ironical twist, AIG was replaced with Kraft Foods, which only lasted about four years on the index. AIG was removed during the credit and mortgage crisis and was ejected after the government propped up the insurer with stimulus funds. The shares closed most recently at $55.43.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sentry Investment Management LLC lessened its holdings in American International Group (NYSE:AIG) by 8.6% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 64,968 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 6,147 shares during the quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC’s holdings in American International Group were worth $3,536,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Natixis Advisors L.P. bought a new stake in CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CVI) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 24,807 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $750,000.

Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Teacher Retirement System of Texas acquired a new position in shares of CVR Energy in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $220,000. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. acquired a new position in shares of CVR Energy in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $220,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of CVR Energy in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $330,000. Hanseatic Management Services Inc. acquired a new position in CVR Energy during the 4th quarter worth approximately $406,000. Finally, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL acquired a new position in CVR Energy during the 1st quarter worth approximately $332,000.

Best High Tech Stocks For 2019: Rada Electronics Industries Limited(RADA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TESSCO Technologies (NASDAQ: TESS) and RADA Electronic Industries (NASDAQ:RADA) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.

Best High Tech Stocks For 2019: iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Avondale Wealth Management cut its position in iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJH) by 24.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 51,587 shares of the company’s stock after selling 16,716 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF makes up about 8.3% of Avondale Wealth Management’s holdings, making the stock its 5th biggest position. Avondale Wealth Management’s holdings in iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF were worth $10,048,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best High Tech Stocks For 2019: AirMedia Group Inc(AMCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    AirMedia Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCN) posted a 52-week low of $1.04 after closing down 23% on Wednesday at $1.35. The 52-week high is $3.30. Volume was about 4 million, nearly 20 times the daily average of around 230,000 million shares. The Chinese outdoor advertising company said yesterday that it is terminating a potential go-private transaction.

Best High Tech Stocks For 2019: Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (PK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. increased its holdings in Park Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:PK) by 745.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 22,425 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 19,771 shares during the quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s holdings in Park Hotels & Resorts were worth $607,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Park Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:PK) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday after Barclays raised their price target on the stock from $31.00 to $34.00. Barclays currently has an overweight rating on the stock. Park Hotels & Resorts traded as low as $32.62 and last traded at $32.35, with a volume of 183771 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $32.56.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    HNA Group secures potential bidders for NH Hotel Group stake (hotelmanagement.net) Reliant Investment Management, LLC Buys Palo Alto Networks Inc, Sells Facebook Inc, Park Hotels & Resorts Inc … (gurufocus.com) Park Hotels & Resorts (PK) Price Target Raised to $34.00 at Barclays (americanbankingnews.com) Park Hotels & Resorts (PK) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Jefferies Group (americanbankingnews.com) Park Hotels & Resorts (PK) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $694.44 Million (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several brokerages have weighed in on PK. ValuEngine downgraded Park Hotels & Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Barclays increased their price target on Park Hotels & Resorts from $31.00 to $34.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday. Jefferies Group began coverage on Park Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Thursday. They set a “buy” rating and a $37.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised Park Hotels & Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Saturday, May 12th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Park Hotels & Resorts in a research report on Monday, May 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $34.85.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Park Hotels and Resorts Inc. (NYSE: PK) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs. The 52-week trading range for the shares is $23.91 to $32.92. The consensus price target is $30.96. The stock closed Friday at $31.60.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: PK) fell about 2.7% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $23.91 after closing at $24.42 on Friday. The 52-week high is $29.93. Volume of more than 4.1million was more than double the daily average. The company announced a secondary offering of nearly 33 million shares along with an additional 4.94 million as an underwriter’s option and a private transaction involving another 15.75 million shares. All shares in the offering are being sold by HNA HLT Holdco I LLC, and none of the proceeds go to Park.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Park Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:PK)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $31.73 and last traded at $31.48, with a volume of 47117 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $31.37.

Best High Tech Stocks For 2019: Points International, Ltd.(PCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Points International Ltd. (TSE:PTS) (NASDAQ:PCOM) insider Inez Mary Christine Murdoch sold 2,726 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$21.12, for a total transaction of C$57,573.12.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Points International Ltd. (NASDAQ:PCOM) (TSE:PTS) hit a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $15.08 and last traded at $15.00, with a volume of 402 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $14.91.

Best High Tech Stocks For 2019: Alexander & Baldwin Holdings, Inc.(ALEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Alexander & Baldwin (NYSE:ALEX) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The financial services provider reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.42, Briefing.com reports. The business had revenue of $113.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $121.25 million. Alexander & Baldwin had a net margin of 60.48% and a return on equity of 7.02%. The firm’s revenue was up 21.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.14 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Thrivent Financial for Lutherans boosted its stake in shares of Alexander & Baldwin Inc (NYSE:ALEX) by 126.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 40,553 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 22,606 shares during the quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans owned 0.06% of Alexander & Baldwin worth $938,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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Centene Corp., a Medicaid plan manager that has been doing well in the Affordable Care Act public exchange market, is expanding into New York state.

The St. Louis-based company said Tuesday it will pay $3.75 billion to acquire “substantially all of the assets” of New York State Catholic Health Plan Inc., which does business as Fidelis Care. Fidelis is a nonprofit health coverage provider based in New York.

Fidelis was providing or administering health coverage for 1.6 million people on June 30, and it generated about $4.8 billion in revenue during the first half of the year. The company competes in the Medicaid plan, Children’s Health Insurance Program and individual major medical markets in New York state. 

(Related: New York Health Insurers Ask for 16.6% Boost to ACA Exchange Rates) 

Top Medical Stocks To Invest In 2018: OneMain Holdings, Inc.(OMF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top Medical Stocks To Invest In 2018: Ducommun Incorporated(DCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Armour Residential REIT Inc. (NYSE: ARR), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), PJT Partners Inc. (NYSE; PJT), Sonic Automotive Inc. (NYSE: SAH)and Tandy Leather Factory Inc. (NASDAQ: TLF).

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Cidara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTX), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), HealthEquity Inc. (NASDAQ: HQY), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX) and PolarityTE Inc. (NASDAQ: COOL).

Top Medical Stocks To Invest In 2018: iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Lubar & Co., IncEnLink Midstream LLC (ENLC) – 1,882,007 shares, 37.97% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.40%Hallador Energy Co (HNRG) – 2,788,685 shares, 23.23% of the total portfolio. Vanguard Value ETF – DNQ (VTV) – 77,126 shares, 7.65% of the total portfolio. iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH) – 38,400 shares, 6.84% of the total portfolio. New PositionVanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF – DNQ (VOE) – 61,550 shares, 6.52% of the tota

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Lubar & Co., Inc’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Lubar+%26+Co.%2C+Inc

    These are the top 5 holdings of Lubar & Co., IncEnLink Midstream LLC (ENLC) – 1,882,007 shares, 37.97% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.40%Hallador Energy Co (HNRG) – 2,788,685 shares, 23.23% of the total portfolio. Vanguard Value ETF – DNQ (VTV) – 77,126 shares, 7.65% of the total portfolio. iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH) – 38,400 shares, 6.84% of the total portfolio. New PositionVanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF – DNQ (VOE) – 61,550 shares, 6.52% of the tota

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Rowan Companies Inc.(RDC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) closed up 15.1% at $17.84 and the 5.2 million shares traded was just 1.3 times normal trading volume. Rowan has a consensus analyst price target of $15.04 and a 52-week trading range of $10.67 to $20.88. The company has a total market cap of $2.2 billion.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Go back a year, and offshore drillers like Noble (NE), Rowan (RDC), Transocean (RIG) and Atwood Oceanics (ATW) had been all but written off–until they weren’t anymore. Since then, investors have been rewarded for picking winners in the group from the losers, as Atwood Oceanics has more than doubled, Transocean has gained 34%, and Rowan has risen 42%, while Noble and Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO) have dropped 13%.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Time Warner Inc.(TWX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Brean Capital. The 52-week range is $55.53 to $96.57. The consensus price target is $102.34. With the shares closing at $96.46, this could also be a valuation call.

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    In the media business, at the end of the day, it’s ALWAYS about content. Just ask Disney (NYSE: DIS). And entertainment content — whether it be movies, broadcast, cable, or streaming (and honestly it’s all kind of blurring together) — is indeed a growth business. With its intended marriage to Time Warner (NYSE: TWX), T has made its plan crystal clear (whether or not the government allows the merger remains to be seen).

  • [By Leo Sun]

    AT&T is America’s second-largest wireless carrier, top wireline services provider, and biggest pay TV provider. If its planned takeover of Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) is approved, it will also become one of the biggest media companies in the world.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) argued against selling assets to close its deal to buy Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) According to Reuters:

    AT&T told a federal judge late Thursday it should reject any request by the U.S. Justice Department to force it to divest its DirecTV unit or Turner networks as art of approving its proposed $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc

  • [By ]

    RCN Telecom Services LLC CEO Jim Holanda was the last witness the Department of Justice called in the trial over the merger of AT&T Inc. (T) and Time Warner Inc. (TWX) , in the U.S. District Court in Washington on Tuesday. Later in the hearing, AT&T and Time Warner attacked data the government deploys in its economic model that calculates the potential damages of their merger.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Home Federal Bancorp Inc.(HOME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Real Money columnist Robert Lang says that while retail “has certainly had its challenges over the past couple of years, between difficulties in the mall and then the big gorilla in the room, Action Alerts PLUS holding Amazon (AMZN) …there are a handful of names that continue to perform well, one of those is At Home Group (HOME) .

  • [By Sofia Horta e Costa]

    Sanofi fell 2.6 percent after withdrawing a U.S. application for a diabetes drug. Cie. Financiere Richemont (CFR) SA dropped 2.3 percent as revenue missed analysts estimates. Vivendi SA advanced 2.7 percent after saying it will begin a formal study to separate its French phone unit from its media businesses. Home Retail Group Plc (HOME) surged 5.4 percent to a two-year high as sales exceeded projections.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect At Home (HOME) Stock Price” was published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of U.S. and international trademark & copyright legislation. The correct version of this piece can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3356638/positive-news-coverage-somewhat-unlikely-to-affect-at-home-home-stock-price.html.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Packaging Corporation of America(PKG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Christopher Freeburn]

    Shares of Packaging Corp. (PKG) jumped almost 13% in pre-market trading on Monday after the company announced that it will purchase a rival containerboard-maker.

  • [By Daniela Pylypczak]

    Jefferies announced on Monday that it has upgraded Packaging Corp of America (PKG) from “Hold” to “Buy.”

    The firm also raised PKG’s price target from $49.00 to $70.00. Jefferies analystPhilip Ng also gave the companybull-case scenario target of $88. The upgrade comes after the firm announced earlier today that it has agreed to purchase all outstanding shares of Boise Inc. (BZ)for $1.995 billion. Analyst Ng believes the new acquisition will result in an attractive multiple.

    Packaging Corp of America shares rallied 9.73% during Monday’s session. Year-to-date, the stock is up 39.87%.

  • [By David Sterman]

    That was precisely the rationale behind Packaging Corp. of America's (NYSE: PKG) just-announced $2 billion (in cash and assumed debt) acquisition of rival Boise (NYSE: BZ). The deal will create a $6 billion (in sales) behemoth in the cardboard box industry.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale raised its holdings in shares of Packaging Co. of America (NYSE:PKG) by 17.3% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 419,993 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 61,803 shares during the quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale owned about 0.45% of Packaging Co. of America worth $46,756,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc(RRTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday was another down day for the Dow Jones Industrials, which fell more than 100 points to drop further below the 20,000 level. But broader market measures were mixed, and the Nasdaq Composite even managed to gain ground. Continued uncertainty about the impact of new policies from the U.S. federal government have kept markets a bit turbulent, and the beginning of a two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee could set the tone for monetary policy in 2017. Some stocks had bad news that sent them lower today, and among the worst performers were Seadrill (NYSE:SDRL), Roadrunner Transportation Systems (NYSE:RRTS), and Tempur Sealy International (NYSE:TPX). Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Catalent, Inc.(CTLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Catalent Inc (NASDAQ: CTLT) shares were also up, gaining 15 percent to $40.57 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Monday.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Treehouse Foods, Inc.(THS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
    Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)
  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Treehouse Foods Inc. (NYSE: THS) fell about 15.5% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $36.35 after closing at $43.01 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $90.42. Volume of about 4.8 million was more than four times the daily average. The food processing company posted poor results this morning and announced that it is closing one of its plants.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Terex Corporation(TEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Third and a trigger for the change: China becomes an active bidder in the space. Chinas Zoomlion bid for Terex (TEX) ($3.3B) along with Haier/General Electric (GE) ($5.4B) and several ChemChina proposed deals in industrials changes the upside/downside skew, particularly on lower quality/more challenged names. The Terex bid does not appear to be one-off. Chinese outbound M&A announcements rose to record highs in 15; to $112B (up 57% from 2014) in total acquisitions. Industrials formed a large and rising portion, at ~12B completed. Thats roughly equal to the 3 prior years industrials deals combined, and is the highest on record. Energy and materials accounted for ~15% of 15 spend vs. ~83% in 2011. Even lower quality or more currently challenged machinery franchises have distribution which could be highly attractive to new entrants…

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    RBC’sSeth Weber and team offer their thoughts on Zoomlion’s revised bid for Terex (TEX):

    Bloomberg News

    After the close today, Terex announced that it is moving forward in its negotiations with Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co. following receipt of a non-binding proposal from the Chinese company to acquire all outstanding shares for $31/share in cash.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Ever walk past a construction site? It’s hard not to be enthralled by all the heavy construction machinery moving things around. With the world’s developing economies still building at a relatively fast pace and developing economies, like the United States, in desperate need of upgrading their aging infrastructure, the companies behind that construction machinery could be just as exciting as a construction site in the years ahead. Which is why Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI), and Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) are three of the top construction machinery stocks to look at right now.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Yesterday, Terex (TEX) announced that it would sell its ports business to Konecranes for $1.3 billion. Today, Baird’s Mircea Dobre and Joseph Grabowski upgraded Terex to Outperform from Neutral, arguing that the sale makes a takeover by China’s Zoomlion that much easier. They explain:

    Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg News

    The sale of MHPS to Konecranes is a positive catalyst on multiple fronts: shareholders got an attractive multiple for what historically has been a challenged business with further upside possible given 25% equity ownership in Konecranes, execution risk is diminished as new CEO can focus on operational improvement without the effort required to integrate the Terex and Konecranes businesses, and finally, the MHPS sale makes it easier for Zoomlion to acquire remaining Terex.

    While our upgrade is not reliant on Zoomlion acquiring Terex, the MHPS transaction could make a firm Zoomlion offer more likely.

    At the margin, a Zoomlion deal appears easier to get done: 1) the remaining businesses fit better with Zoomlions existing product portfolio of construction equipment, cranes, and various commercial and municipal equipment, 2) given the attractive terms of the MHPS sale, the funding hurdle required to acquire Terex is lowered, 3) many of the CFIUS issues center around national security concerns regarding the nations ports, no longer a concern given MHPS sale.

    Dobre and Grabowski also raised their price target on Terex to $30, up from $24. With Terex off 0.1% at $24.88 today, that leaves 21% upside in the stock to Baird’s target.

    In February, I wrote about Chinese demand for U.S. companies, including Terex.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of Terex (TEX) had surged 32% as of the close of trading last Thursday–but dropped 14% the next day after China’s Zoomlion announced that it wouldn’t be pursuing a purchase of the U.S. crane maker after all. In the aftermath of the scuttled deal, Morgan Stanley’s Mili Pothiwala and Nigel Coe cut Terex to Equal Weight from Overweight:

    Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg News

    On Friday morning, Zoomlion announced it had terminated its bid for its proposed acquisition of Terex for $31/ share. This was a clear negative for Terex shares, which traded down ~15% on Friday to $20, given the absence of an event-driven catalyst (following the sale of MHPS to Konecranes, which we assume will be completed). However, we think that the stock’s current discount to the Machinery group on a P/E basis (20%+) is justified, given a still challenged underlying operating environment for the RemainCo, as well as historically uneven company execution – both of which return to the forefront of the investment debate following the removal of the M&A bull case.

    To which all we can say is: Oops.

    Shares of Terex have dropped 0.5% to $20.78

     

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: bebe stores, inc.(BEBE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Not helping matters was a continued drumbeat of retail death stories such as Payless possibly closing 500 stores, Bebe (BEBE) on the verge of shuttering 170 stores and Sears Holdings’  (SHLD) CFO spreading #fakenews in a new blog post that the retailer is a “viable” entity. It’s not, especially after the language it slipped in its new annual report on Tuesday. 

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Just in the past few weeks, Wall Street has seen bankruptcy filings from sporting goods retailer Gander Mountain, RadioShack successor General Wireless Operations, everyday value price department store operator Gordmans Stores (GMAN) and appliances, electronics and furniture retailer HHGregg (HGG) . Last Wednesday, children’s apparel retailer Gymboree cautioned it was running low on cash and may not survive. Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) voiced concerns on Tuesday about its ability to stay in business, while women’s apparel chain Bebe (BEBE) is reportedly on the brink of closing all 170 of its stores.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    bebe stores, inc. (NASDAQ: BEBE) shares dropped 26 percent to $3.86. bebe stores will reportedly license www.bebe.com domain name, social media accts. and international wholesale agreements to one or more third parties, according to Reuters.